03
Nov
11

a very good afternoon

President Obama leaves after a meeting at the G20 summit in Cannes, Nov 3

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Aw, Jon doesn’t ♥ Mitt:

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Have to disappear for a bit, will catch up soon – chat away 😉


166 Responses to “a very good afternoon”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    November 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Now that is a very very very intense look.

  2. November 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I wonder what was going through his mind at that point.

  3. 32 Ladyhawke
    November 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    STOP THE PRESSES: BOEHNER IS ASKED ABOUT GROVER NORQUIST

    This is remarkable. Luke Russert actually asked Speaker Boehner a direct question about Grover Norquist. If only this could become a trend.
    The fact that Boehner did not really answer the question is understandable. His responses to reporters is usually gibberish anyway. But I am just amazed that the question was asked at the weekly press briefing.

    Quote of the Day

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    NBC’s Luke Russert had a good question for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) at his weekly press conference this morning: is Grover Norquist a positive influence on Republicans?

    Boehner, apparently unwilling to answer, replied, “It’s not often I’m asked about some random person.”

    The problem, of course, is that as far as the congressional GOP is concerned, Norquist isn’t some random person at all — he’s the guy who forces nearly every Republican candidate to sign an anti-tax pledge that, in turn, makes bipartisan attempts at governing practically impossible. The GOP can’t even bring itself to consider compromises because of the handcuffs he asked Republicans to put on.

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    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/quote_of_the_day_18033263.php#

    • 33 tally
      November 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      The dude you all hold higher than your oath of office, and sold your souls to, Mr Speaker, is hardly “random.”

  4. 34 donna dem 4 obama
    November 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    This is how you “Occupy”

    Unemployed DC Residents refuse to leave Mitch McConnells DC office.

    http://thisisourdc.org/2011/11/03/unemployed-d-c-residents-refuse-to-leave-sen-mcconnell%e2%80%99s-office/

  5. 46 desertflower
    November 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    WOW! That’s a LOOK.

  6. November 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Stunning, gorgeous photo. I can’t imagine what’s going through his mind but it is intense.

  7. 49 Linda
    November 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Martin Bahir just said the Senate voted down the Infrastructure bill.

    • 50 tally
      November 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      They are PATHETIC. 👿

    • 51 Ladyhawke
      November 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      I can barely contain my rage for the Republican Party. This is just infuriating. I am glad Martin Bashir has Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz up next to comment on the senate voting against the infrastructure bill. Unbelievable. These people are depraved.

    • 53 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      Were there any Dem turncoats this time? It would be nice to finally have some Democratic unity and be able to lay this 100% at feet of GOP. 🙄

      • 54 Linda
        November 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

        The usual….Ben Nelson and Lieberman.

        • 55 PoliticalJunkessa
          November 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

          👿

          Well, technically Lieberman is an indie and basically useless at this point. Glad he’s gonna be out of office soon. Nelson being his normal assy self. At least Tester of Montana acted right this time.

          • November 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm

            Technically and otherwise, Liebermann is just a run of the mill a$$hole who is a traitor to his country.

            Thank goodness for Tester coming to his senses!

    • November 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      So what happens now? Will another portion be peeled off the AJA and be put to a vote next week? The MSM and Pres Obama seem to have lost interest – maybe it was just the timing, but one speech and then the vote doesn’t seem like the right public pressure was focused on the GOP this time.

      • 58 Debz
        November 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

        The MSM was never interested. As for our President, what makes you think he “lost interest?” He is at the G-20 summit that is an important duty for the POTUS. He can’t be out traveling the country every bloody day, he just gave a speech yesterday about this vote.

      • 59 tally
        November 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm

        I wouldn’t call mentioning it EVERY SINGLE DAY, “losing interest.” 😡

      • 60 hopefruit2
        November 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        The President JUST GAVE A SPEECH YESTERDAY in front of a bridge – did you not see that St. R?

        And as for the MSM, they were never really interested in the AJA or the economy for that matter. They were only “interested” in the economy when they could use it to bash the President – like every thing else.

      • 61 TrumpDog
        November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        The MSM and Pres Obama seem to have lost interest

        Huh? What do you mean the president “lost interest”? He was talking about it just yesterday. He’s at the G20 now, do you think he should come back home right now and talk about it more?

      • November 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

        One speech? he’s been all over the place. Hardly a day goes by w/o his speeches being posted here.

      • 63 Keith in C-buc, Ohio
        November 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm

        St. Roscoe please no emoprogging tonight, thanks.

    • 64 anniebella
      November 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      McConnell and the Republicans think they have a good chance of winning in 2012, so I don’t expect them to do anything. Because McConnell is doing his best to make his goal come true, to make this President a one term President. They are sinking the ship in order to get to the captain. But they don’t know that they will be the one who is sunk and buried.

  8. November 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    was watching Martin’s show and it went on break and guess who’s stupid commercial came on? thats right sports fans: Chuckie the Toad.
    ps- DWS is on reacting to the Senate’s decision to tell out of work construction workers to “eat cake,” since they won’t get any bread.

  9. 66 dotster3
    November 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Oh my. Apostle Claver, of the Raging Elephants, was exposed by Martin Bashir as a hate-filled kooknut. Certainly worth a view if someone can locate the vid. It was pretty intense. Claver, a Cain supporter (maybe that’s why he appeared extra special furious) said that Cain was so much more qualified to be POTUS than President Obama. He said even an armadillo from Amarillo is more qualifed than President Obama. Bashir questioned Claver on the hypocrisy of a “man of God”, ranting hate-filled, angry, divisive messages when he appeared for Cain in front of the odds at a dog track. Claver has a repulsive manner, laughing inappropriately, sneering etc. Then Karen Hunter appeared (along with David Corn) afterward to defend Claver and Cain. What is her story? What is her problem? I don’t get people like this. Are they just trying to be obstinate to stand out? Is there a reward in going against the grain even though it is obviously senseless from every measure—- and muddy-brained?

    • November 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      that’s who that mutt was. as to Karen–she’s so annoying. I was wondering what the hell she was talking about. I don’t know why they keep asking her on their show whenever the question of race comes up. I know she is their token black person, but still, when did she become the voice of the black community? she’s an ass. Good for David! I loved what he said about how if we polled PBO vs. kochCain, PBO would come out on top every time. DUH! 🙄

      • 68 edp4bho
        November 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm

        Karen was just on Rev Al’s radio show ranting about the racist statements by that Ann Coulter, then she turns around and defends racist Cain? That bimbo….sorry, she is just that, is looking for fame and money just like all the other grubbers in msm these days. She feels so strongly about Cain’s legitimacy, though she claims she is no supporter. Yeah, right Karen. I know Rev Al can handle anyone on his shows but I really wish he’d get better guests on his shows.

        • November 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

          Oh dear, Karen doesn’t sound too together today from all your descriptions. Last time she did a good job on @upwithchris so I thought she was consistent. 😦 Oh well, I’ll just have to be skeptic about all of these ‘personalities’ whose ‘core’ fluctuates from day to day.

          • November 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm

            I heard her one morning on TJMS talking about how Hillary stood a chance to comeback at the urging of the PL, blah, blah, blah. I told her that she was talking nothing but bunk. She wrote me back and said we shall see. I won’t let her forget it, either.

  10. 71 donna dem 4 obama
    November 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    The DNC is going to have to buy these ads from Jon Huntsman once the election gets going. He is doing a masterful job painting Willard as someone with no core.

    • 72 Ladyhawke
      November 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      I was just going to say the same thing Donna. I think this is the third Huntsman ad totally eviscerating Mitt Ronney on the flip flop issue. Just devastating. Unfortunately for Mitt, the only way for him to try clean up his image will require more flip flopping. He is trapped in his own flip floppyness. What’s a fella to do?

      Jon Huntsman can’t get arrested, but boy can he produce some effective ads.

    • November 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      what would a teapug say in response to this?
      Putting on teapug hat:

      Sneer on my face, spittle flying out of my mouth: “ha! Huntsman DID work for that pinko-commie-kenyan-muslim-socialist-moran! Maybe he was a plant for the Obummer campaign. He’s probably still working for that socialist Kenyan mau-mau.”

      EEEEEEK!!!! GROSS…TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT OFF!!!!!!

      TOD, I just went to a place I never, never want to visit again.

    • November 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Exhibit A: “someone with no core.” I suppose Romney believes that kissing the Koch rings, getting cozy with the Tea Party, and hoarding cash will put him in the Oval office. Sorry to disappoint, Willard, but it’s not going down like that.~

      Mitt Romney “is biding his time and saving his campaign cash as he benefits from the missteps of his rivals,” Bloomberg reports.

      At this point four years ago, Romney had spent $11 million on television advertising. Today, with the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary fast approaching, Romney has yet to spend a dime on commercials.

      http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/11/03/quickie-romney-hoards-cash-as-rivals-flounder/

      h/t Paddy

  11. 75 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Magnetic photo. Iconic.

  12. 77 Tulips
    November 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    ben nelson and liberman voted with the gop

  13. 78 Bobfr
    November 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Once again #KOCHMAFIAGOP Don McConnell & his fellow #KOCHSTOOGES do grave harm to America & Americans to protect the GREEDY #OCCUPYCONGRESS

    We know America’s gravest enemy – the wealthy few and their minions in Congress. Wipe the slate clean in 2012.

    #PRESSON

  14. 79 dotster3
    November 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Bashir is making the ironic case that Obama walked into the summit and resolved the Greek crisis, turning the whole thing around from the situation it was in when he arrived, at the same time as the U.S. Senate is voting down the desperately needed jobs bill. President Obama has proven to be so adept on the world stage, huge accomplishments under his belt, but we have these Republican nuts in our government who are preventing him from doing the same here at home. And not that he doesn’t have domestic accomplishments, but the sky would be the limit but for the complete obstruction of any sensible legislation and progress by these treasonous Republicans.

    • 80 Linda
      November 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Did you hear Dylan RATigan say that President Obama stopped Democracy in Greece ? Ugh !

      • 81 edp4bho
        November 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm

        While rethugs stopped Democracy for millions here! They are really writing the script for an Obama second term.

      • 82 criquet
        November 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        Shows just how ignorant Dylan Ratigan is. If Greece defaults causing a major financial crisis in the Eurozone 2008 could look good in comparison. PBO probably just saved the world economy and his country’s gains. He was working, as he always does, in the best interests of the USA

      • 83 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        President Obama stopped democracy?!?!?!

        That’s one POWERFUL man! 😆

        These crackpot pundits are hilarious.

      • 85 mb32
        November 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        I read on BBC that the Greek people DIDN’T want to vote on referendum, so Dylan can STFU…

        • 86 Sue in Minnesota
          November 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

          I was watching the French news channel last night hoping to get a glimpse of President Obama’s arrival, and they reporter covering the situation in Greece, said the citizens were extremely upset and embarrassed by the PM’s actions. So I took away the same message mb32.

          Also it was pointed out that China, although registering concerns, is not a major player in the equation. France, Germany and Belguim were the countries that had the most at stake economically if Greece defaulted.

    • November 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Goodness gracious! 😯 So, Bashir echoes a thought I shared in the previous 2 threads ..

      ‘ “Wouldn’t it be awesome if PBO offered a way to fix the Euro problems, which when followed pulled them sharply back from the brink?” Much in the way of his auto bailout? Man that would be the ideal way to highlight for rank and file Americans that the slow moving economy here is definitely the work of the Repubs!!!! ‘

    • November 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      What did Pres. Obama do exactly?

  15. November 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Martin giving credit to PBO for the lack of a referendum from Greek. Said PBO walked in to G20 and 4 hours later no resignation, no referendum. Also implied how ironic/ absurd it was that PBO is so influential and impactful abroad, but how his the infrastructure part of his bill got voted down. Methinks Martin p.o’ d at the repugs for dissing his president.

    • 91 Linda
      November 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      I wish his show was on live at 7 PM….who needs a double dose of Tweety Bird….

      • 92 dotster3
        November 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm

        No one needs a double dose of Tweety—-and I don’t like Ed Schultz at the new time either—-used to watch LOD then, now don’t watch at all. Bashir’s show is so good it deserves a prime time slot. It’s smart, truth revealing, lively and entertaining.

        • November 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

          MSNBC’s tagline should be MOVE BACKWARD. Every show bashes President Obama,, except Rev Al and I wish he would push back more when some of his guests make idiotic statements.

        • 94 CTGirl
          November 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

          Let’s tweet MSNBC and let them know we would like to see this happen… 5 or 6, as you said one Tweety is more than enough.

        • November 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm

          I was thinking the same thing about the LOD being moved back to 9pm. I used to always catch Lawrence @ 7pm. It was a perfect time before my big primetime shows come on. I rarely caught Rachel, and I avoided Ed like the plague. Lawrence is on too late and because of all the crap and PBO bashing that goes on on Rachel and Ed, I don’t even want to watch MSNBC anymore.

          Don’t get me started on Tweety.

      • November 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

        NO ONE, I’m so sick of Chris’s flip flopping, he’s no better than the original Flip Flopper 😦

    • 98 Fred
      November 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      yeah I was shocked too at Bashir praising POTUS like that 😯 😀

  16. 99 dotster3
    November 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Dylan Ratigan sure is mad about Obama resolving the crisis. As Bashir said, it’s time to stop blaming people and time to come up with solutions to this world economic crisis. And then Ratigan’s usual ugliness was obliterated from my teevee screen. Can’t stand that smug hater.

    • 100 Linda
      November 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Why does he keep bragging about his silly petition….200k signatures in a country of 308 million ? He is a joke and I am not laughing.

      • November 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        Because, he is trying to stop the President from fundraising and every signature he gets is a donation missed from the President. That is his thinking.
        This freak, including Joe scumbag, is using their tv shows, to campaign against the President…

    • 102 Ladyhawke
      November 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      I am not that familiar with Martin Bashir. I watched most of his show today and he was pretty good. He is a very good interviewer and he asks really good questions. I may be checking him out a bit more. But I really got flummoxed when I realized that Dylan Radigan was up nest. I was able to reach for the remote just in time not to see his face. It was a close call.

  17. November 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Wow Jessica yellen just dud her little smear from France-
    She said, that everybody was so consumed with Greece that Obama was ignored. And he played no role in resolving the crisis and how America is second to china, blah blah blah…

    Romney has her on his payroll. That was like an ad!

    • 104 Fred
      November 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      come on now Jovie my dear you did not seriously expect the so-called “liberal” media to give POTUS one iota of credit now did you? 😯

    • 105 Linda
      November 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      She works for TeaNN….I am not surprised….

    • November 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Yellin always seems to lean right. CNN is FOX Lite

      • 107 anniebella
        November 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm

        Yellin is just like that other fathead ex-TeaNN so call journalists, Ed Henry. Neither of them ain’t worth sh*t.

    • 108 dotster3
      November 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      Gee, that’s different than other reporting I’ve heard re. resolving Greek crisis. Sarkozy and Merkel laid the groundwork, Obama finished it off. And all the photos seem to confirm the close working relationship with those 3 there. CNN is in overdrive to snag some FOX viewers, truthful reporting has been kicked aside.

    • 109 Sue in Minnesota
      November 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      As I said in above comment, per a financial analyst, China although having concerns and needing reassurance, they were a peripheral
      factor. Germany, France and Belguim had made the greatest financial investments and therefore carried the greatest risk.

  18. November 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Roll Call on S. 1769 (Rebuild America Jobs Act )
    Measure Title: A bill to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America.

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00195

    • 111 Linda
      November 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Do you know why Reid didn’t switch his vote to NO ? Doesn’t that mean that he cannot bring it up again now ?

    • 114 nathkatun7
      November 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      The majority of Senators voted for advancing the Infrastructure Jobs bill. But because of the silly 60 vote cloture requirement rule, the minority of Senators blocked the bill from advancing. Whatever happened to idea that in a Democracy, majority rules? If the previous 43 presidents had been subjected to the 60 vote rule in the Senate, very few would have had any thing done. Why is this not an issue? Clinton passed his major piece of economic stimulus, which is really his only major accomplishment, with 50 senators plus the VP Al Gore’s tie breaking vote. Why can’t the Republican party allow this President an up and down vote on his bills? Then, if his proposals fail to do the job, then they can legitimately accuse him of failure. As it stands now, why would people blame the President for the employment picture when it’s the Congress that refuses to enact measures to put people back to work? I of course know the answer: The people are not being informed by the media about who is standing in the way of Job creation. Although the President has done his best to spread the message, the fact that the media ignores him or attacks his message. This is what gives these Republicans cover for the damage they are doing to this country.

  19. November 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Geithner and crew making progress:

    U.S.: China willing to reconsider its currency policy
    By David Nakamura
    CANNES, France — Obama administration officials said Thursday that China has signaled a willingness to reconsider its currency policy in order to aid global growth by rebalancing demands for its exports and creating more domestic demand for imported goods.

    Many U.S. lawmakers and presidential candidates have expressed concern about what they view as China’s efforts to manipulate the value of its renminbi, keeping it artificially low in relation to the dollar to make Chinese goods cheaper on world markets.

    Chinese officials have fought back, noting their currency has actually been rising in value and saying the United States is unfairly blaming China for an economic mess of its own making.

    Lael Brainard, the U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, said that world leaders raised the issue during working sessions at the Group of 20 summit Thursday and Chinese officials responded positively. She anticipated that China would agree to include formal notation that it will examine its currency policy in the “action plan” that emerges from the summit.

    More here:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/44/post/us-china-willing-to-reconsider-its-currency-policy/2011/11/03/gIQAHtHJjM_blog.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

  20. November 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    A little break from politics, and a story that perfectly dovetails with what I’m reading now: Signs of ageing halted in the lab.

    • 117 theo67
      November 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      Another break from politics – sort off. LL, did you see that blast from the blast that one of the TODers posted a couple of days ago about a speech then Senator Obama did to the Library association? It was a really lovely speech, and the brief Q&A was good, too. I thought of you – our resident librarian. Definitely worth reading.

  21. November 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    November 03, 2011 3:45 PM

    Two very different approaches to jobs

    By Steve Benen

    On the Senate floor later this afternoon, the Democratic leadership brought forward a sensible jobs bill, which a Republican filibuster promptly killed.

    The Dems’ plan deserved better. It was an infrastructure-investment bill — $50 billion in direct spending on transportation projects, $10 billion to get the National Infrastructure Bank up and running — which according to U.S. Department of Transportation estimates, would have created roughly 800,000 jobs. It was fully paid for — not a penny would have been added to the deficit — with a 0.7% surtax on millionaires and billionaires, representing just 0.2% of the population. Polls show broad, bipartisan support for the proposal……

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/two_very_different_approaches033267.php

  22. November 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Have any of you see this statement from Messy Maxine? After running all over TV and several states saying ‘Pres. Obama ain’t doing nuffin’ for Black people because he like White people bettah’ THIS is what she says in an article about the CBC and Pres. Obama “reuniting” :

    “That’s all over,” the California Democrat said Wednesday. “It never was anything.”

    Never anything? GTFOH!!!

    And then Clyburn gives this little tidbit: “Most of the people, if not all, in the CBC are really, really good politicians,” Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said, adding that they know when it’s time to support the president.

    The time to support the president is EVERY DAY, Mr. Clyburn. Every Day! Its not as if Pres. Obama was going around making proposals that would hurt the AA community, or having affairs, or taking bribes.

    SO now the CBC claims to be happy because the WH has put Black people in place they can talk to. Give me a break!

    • 120 xtine
      November 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Did Maxie go home lately! Someone must have bought her a new wig! My sentiments gobrooklyn: GTFOH!!

      • 121 Fred
        November 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        they must have tied that stuff atop her head too tight cause she seems to suffer from selective memory and short-term memory loss 🙄

    • November 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      She is looking pretty foolish now that Cain is GOP frontrunner.
      Come on Maxine, say that Obama is a plutocrat. And then compare him to Cain! Lol!

    • 123 donna dem 4 obama
      November 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      It’s that article that came out the other day on Politico about these disloyal, all about themselves CBC members who will for the first time in years be challenged for their seats in 2012.

      Much to my dismay (because he is a better person than I am and far more loyal to them than they are to him) he will give his full support to their re-elections. One of the few times that I will have to disagree with PBO.

      • November 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm

        Donna, I agree, but I don’t think it’s out of loyalty, but necessity. It is the job of the sitting president of the incumbent’s party to support the incumbent. He might do it in a perfunctory, half-hearted way, but tradition maintains that he has to do it. If I were he (and God help us all if I were because his schedule alone would put me in the hospital) I would give the most basic support necessary and claim other calls on my time if more were asked. Of course, he’s going to be more gracious than that, but I’ll bet he doesn’t knock himself out.

      • November 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

        I tweeted to the CBC that they are very lucky Pres. Obama is not the type to smear a member of his own party. I’m not dismayed, its who he is and I accept it. Personally, I would make them sweat buckets.

      • November 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

        DD4O, this is exactly what I think it is. They know it’s time to support the President when they are called out by constituents for their disloyalty, and when there is the threat of being primaried. I sure hope they lose to more far-thinking democrats willing to work WITH PBO. The one problem I saw in that article was that Maxine W didn’t seem to have anyone challenging her.

        I think it’s great that the Prez doesn’t usually have to say much about the hypocrisy of his teammates before karma speaks up.

    • November 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Hypocrisy, they name is Maxine. The lady is feeling the heat from angry people and from a primary challenger. And Clyburn is covering for her so that she can step out of her own mess without breaking her neck. She’s as phony as a dollar store diamond.

    • 129 nospin
      November 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      that is only because there are folks running to primary some of the CBC members. I read that on TOD within the last few days. Don’t quite remember if it was yesterday or the day prior.

  23. November 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Let me finish by comparing Chris Matthews to a young journalist Martin bashir and what he could learn from him- as I sell my new book- journalism is dead!

  24. 135 Linda
    November 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Tea Party Supporter Heckles Elizabeth Warren: ‘You’re a Socialist Whore!’

    “Can I ask you a question before you begin?” the man asked just as Warren began speaking to volunteers at the VFW in Brockton. “I’ve been out of work since February of 2010 and I understand that you are — according to several print media and I think I saw you on television — taking credit for the Occupy Wall Street movement?”

    “I’m very sorry to hear that you’ve been out of work,” Warren replied. “I’m also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would have brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate.”

    “I also, since you asked, I also want to say about Occupy Wall Street, I’ve been protesting what’s been going on on Wall Street for a very long time. It is as I’ve said, an independent, organic movement. They must, of course, obey the law like everybody else, but they will develop it as they develop.”

    “Yeah, so has the tea party,” the man said. “If you’re the intellectual creator of that so-called party, you’re a socialist whore. I don’t want anything to do with you.”

    Before turning to leave the room, he added that Warren’s “boss” was “foreign born,” referring to President Barack Obama.

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/

    Incredible

    • 136 Fred
      November 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      he must have been thinking of his own mother when talking about whores 🙄

    • November 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      I actually think these interchanges work to Warren’s advantage. She gets to demonstrate her reasonableness, empathy and understanding of issues and these boorish hecklers demonstrate how rude and over the top they are. With each exchange she will get more experience for the battles ahead and with each encounter, she’ll demonstrate her good people skills. The guy, however crudely, might have done her a favor.

    • 138 theo67
      November 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      That heckler is a hate-filled loser.

    • 139 anniebella
      November 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      Linda, that guy is a racists idiot.

    • 140 FiredUpInCA
      November 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Still trying to figure out where they get their information. Thanks to the posts from hopefruit2, I know that the Occupy events are the brainchild of the same folks behind AdBusters.

      Throughout the 8 years of the malfeasance and contempt for the U.S. constitution and the will of the vast majority of their fellow countrymen, that was the Bush/Cheney era, I do not recall anyone being as hateful as the cretins that have surfaced since this President won and their side lost.

      The sense of entitlement that underscores his hate rant is what ticks me off. You don’t have the right to slander, namecall and berate just because you got some misinformed email or hate screed from who knows where.

      I am seriously sick of this crowd. Please slither back into the holes you guys lived in, so that this country can advance instead of degenerating into a public brawl every time someone advocating fairness and progress tries to speak or advocate for enlightened policy.

  25. November 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    The House voted 265-160 to give House conferees to a 2012 spending bill certain priorities in their conference with Senate appropriators.

    Under the Democratic motion, House conferees must seek to maximize funding for a program aimed at fixing highways damaged in natural disasters, and another that gives federal grants used to hire police officers.

    Republicans were split two to one against the Democratic motion, and voted 79-159 against it. But all but one Democrat voted for it, allowing it to pass easily.

  26. November 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Ya know I am so done with freakin’ Nate Silver and his f”n statistical predictions. Al Giordano was right when he said that when Silver went over to the dark side and left his indpendent blog to work for NYT, that Sliver would lose his independent thought and Al was so right.

    Ughh, just finished watching Tweety, who f’n fair-weather azz has gone completely 3-f’n-60 from just what 24 hours ago, where is was spitting all over his bottom lip acclaiming that maybe now the President may have the wind at his back, and now with one f’n column from Nate f’n Silver all of a sudden Tweety’s completely changed his tune. Shit, people say MItt Romney has no core, hell some of these so-called liberal journos ain’t no better.

    Ugh…seriously, I’m so PO’ed right now ya’ll.

    Alright, I need to calm down…Woosa, Woosa…

    • 143 hopefruit2
      November 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      As I’ve said earlier, Phuck Tweety. And Karma is a beech – because it won’t be long before that stupid book ends up on the $2.50 discount shelf…

  27. November 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    The Senate rejected Thursday Republican legislation aimed in part at blocking or delaying a series of Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

    The legislation, a Republican alternative to Democrats’ infrastructure legislation, incorporated a number of GOP-backed bills targeting EPA rules that Republicans have pushed in recent months.

    The bill, which was offered by Senate Finance Committee ranking member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), includes provisions to delay EPA rules aimed at reducing harmful air emissions from industrial boilers and cement plants. It would also delay current and pending federal regulations by one year. And it would require congressional approval for major new federal regulations.

    That re allocation of funds were ridiculous.

    Which is probably why the administration is looking at ending the afghan war next summer instead of 2014!

  28. 145 Ladyhawke
    November 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    ISN’T SILLINESS THE CAMPAIGN?

    Cain: an insurmountable perplexity

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

    Today on Fox News, Herman Cain’s mismanager, Mark Block, “said he wants to get over the ‘silliness’ and get on with the campaign.”

    Granted, that’s too easy for sophisticated humor. So I’ll pile on anyway and restate the observation that every reader undoubtedly had: Isn’t silliness the campaign?

    Which still leaves us with an insurmountable perplexity — how a lubricious huckster of inexpressibly moronic simplicities ever climbed to the top of Republican polls, even nominally. Sure, there’s the multiple-personality Romney thing; and the capricious political media, far more interested in playtime than policy; and of course the GOP base’s advancing cerebral morbidity. But, Herman Cain?

    I mean, come on. Compared to Cain, Calvin Coolidge was a loquacious activist, Dick Nixon an esteemed professor of ethics, and George W. Bush a fluent speaker of “Mexican” — rock-ribbed Republican presidential material all. But Cain? Macroeconomists are still wiping their tears of laughter over his Nein-Nein-Nein Plan, as I imagine Chinese officials (that would be Red Chinese officials) are doing over Cain’s utterly ignorant jitters about a potentially nuclear People’s Republic.

    The man’s popularity is, quite simply, in its totality, an inexplicable phenomenon. You bet, his adherents are looney tunes and the media are sensationalistic and his competitors range from the equally looney-tuned to the spooky shape-shifting. Still, Herman Cain as the Party of Lincoln’s nominal frontrunner is one too many jokes beyond funny, or comprehension.

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

    http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/2011/11/cain-an-insurmountable-perplexity.html

  29. 146 Linda
    November 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    18 Arrested In Wisconsin Legislature For Using Cameras, Guns Still Allowed | Eighteen activists were arrested on Tuesday for using cameras in the gallery of the Wisconsin General Assembly. The arrests were part of a “Concealed Camera Day” event, planned to coincidence with the implementation of a new law that allows Wisconsinites to a concealed firearm, including inside the Assembly building. The Assembly does not allow cameras in the gallery, which the protesters — including the editor of a local progressive magazine — say is a violation of the First Amendment and of Wisconsin’s open meeting laws.

  30. 147 Fred
    November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    can someone send this to the Secret Service please? 😯 😯

    Georgia Church Uses Obama Death Rhetoric

    http://gapolitico.com/2011/08/20/georgia-church-uses-obama-death-rhetoric/comment-page-1/#comment-31003

  31. November 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Please go forth and twitter Michael Moore’s hypocrisy about money and Goldman Sachs.

    Hollywood Producer Slams Michael Moore for Goldman Sachs Hypocrisy:

    http://bit.ly/tTVjx9

  32. 155 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Michael Moore is being called out for the HYPOCRITE that he is:

    // In the new Hollywood Reporter, Gavin Polone points the finger at the filmmaker’s Occupy Wall Street alliance while accepting Wall Street money.

    ” One of the many things that bug me about the industry in which I work is the large population of phonies who claim to be liberal, caring, green and unaffected by their wealth and fame but in reality are just as self-centered and addicted to their huge, over-air-conditioned living spaces and private planes as those at whom they point their fingers. And none is more phony and finger-pointing than Michael Moore. ” //

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-moore-occupy-wall-street-goldman-sachs-257186

    • November 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Send this to Rachel, she is interviewing that jerk tonight. You know, she is honored and very excited to jace him on.
      Same line she used when she interviwed ton Paul!

      • 157 hopefruit2
        November 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

        I don’t think she cares – it’s all about ginning up anti-Obama poutrage. She had no qualms about bringing Suskind on her show yesterday. She had no qualms about lying about the President’s attitude towards same-sex marriage law in NY.

  33. November 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended President Obama as the U.S. recovery maintains its sluggish pace, arguing that the country would have been in a far worse situation if the president hadn’t carried out his economic agenda.

    If Obama and Congress had not acted, “we would’ve been at 15 percent unemployment,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday morning at her weekly news conference.

    Pelosi’s remarks echoed comments Obama made in a CBS interview this week in which he contended that “we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn’t taken all the steps that we took.”

    Pelosi’s remarks referred to a report last year by economists Alan Blinder and Mark Zandi stating that the unemployment rate would have been 15.7 last fall if the government had not responded as it did to the 2008 financial crisis, according to her spokesman, Drew Hammill.

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took aim at those remarks on Wednesday, telling reporters at the Capitol, “Why don’t you go ask the 14 million Americans who are out of work whether they’re better off today than they were four years ago?”

    http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/rss.jsp;jsessionid=1AAEF016D06A0B7D2CE10BCB050008A3?rssid=597&item=http%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fFragment%2fSysConfig%2fWebPortal%2ftwpweb%2ffeeds%2fBlogsMobileIndividual%2fmobile-blogs.jpp%3fid%3d1000.2.2915735333%26uuid%3d2acf643e-062f-11e1-b05a-4906fcc7c7f4&cid=961405

  34. 160 Linda
    November 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Look who is cashing in on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    Send Winter Weather Gear to the Occupations

    https://donate.firedoglake.com/weatherize/contribute?rc=gearwidg&recip1=2297&amount1=20&recip2=1961&amount2=0

  35. November 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Wow. Is our President handsome or what. Drooling . . .

  36. November 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    BROKEN BOW — Construction has begun on an 80 megawatt wind farm near Broken Bow.

    Edison Mission Group, a subsidiary of Edison International, Midwest Wind Energy and Nebraska Public Power District, announced construction of the new wind farm, capable of producing enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes.

    The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow Wind LLC, will be about three miles northeast of Broken Bow. The wind farm, which will be owned and operated by Edison Mission Group, will be capable of generating up to 80 megawatts of electricity, all of which will be sold to NPPD under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

    http://www.theindependent.com/articles/2011/11/02/news/local/doc4eb1fb13adfa8707342283.txt

  37. November 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    A GEOTHERMAL energy project near Geelong has landed a $25 million state government grant to help develop a 12-megawatt pilot power plant.
    Greenearth Energy, which secured the money yesterday, says its plans for the demonstration plant could power up to 8000 homes.
    The grant follows two years of negotiations with both Labor and Coalition governments to secure the funds under the state’s Energy Technology Innovation Strategy, first promised in 2009.

    http://m.smh.com.au/victoria/geothermal-plant-wins-state-backing-20111103-1mxr0.html

  38. 165 carolyn
    November 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    This may be shallow, but…that first picture of President Obama is absolutely magnificent, iconic, in fact!

    • 166 Sue in Minnesota
      November 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Carolyn, that’s not shallow, it is a very honest response. As you say it is magnificent, despite his intensity he still has a serenity and calmness to his expression. And the illumination of his face is beautiful.


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