314 Responses to ““waterboarding is torture …. that’s not who we are””


  1. 1 COS
    November 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    So FLOTUS is headed back to the WH and POTUS will be going on to Australia. FLOTUS has a speech planned in front of the Chamber of Commerce re Military veterans tomorrow.

  2. 6 desertflower
    November 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you so much, Chips! You never miss a beat…big hugs to you for all you do here for all of us{{{{{{ Chips}}}}}}}}

    • 7 COS
      November 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      So CNN finally decided to stream a presser from APEC.

    • 8 HZ
      November 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      I am putting my hugs with desertflower’s to make the largest vase of Sonia Roses to Chipsticks tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love you and thank you, Chipsticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      You Are The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HZ

  3. 9 Taz
    November 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Yes, thank you Chips!

  4. 12 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Will Chuckie or Jake ask stupid questions today?

  5. November 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    No wonder PM Gillard and PBO get on so well. They’re both fighting hard against asshat oppositions!

    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/248516/20111114/pm-gillard-sees-poll-numbers-boost-country.htm

  6. November 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Our body clocks are gonna be ALL screwed up following this man around the world in the next few days. True Obamabots! 😆 😆 😆

  7. 40 GGail
    November 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for this heads-up 😀

  8. November 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Chips I see these 2 are still on my tail….Yuck!!!! Just go away and leave me the hell alone..

    GottaLaff @Kennymack1971 @Kahsai @LiberalPhenom since we’re non profit and don’t accept ads page views mean nothing.

  9. 44 jennylee
    November 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I cant see the live stream on the white website. is anyone else having this problem?

  10. November 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Counting the president’s questions. These guys need to fill air time, and so they just talk. CNNTEA

  11. 48 DreamChaser57
    November 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Oh no………….the Whitehouse Live site says the press conference will be audio only. *YUCK*
    I reject and denounce just audio!

  12. November 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    TIME is hosting a poll on who should be Person of the Year and they have President Obama listed with willard, Nicolas Sarkozy, rupey murdock, paul ryan and so on and so and so. Please take a moment to vote FOR our president. Whether they “listen” to what we want, they will know we are reading and watching…… I voted YES!…. 🙂

    • November 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Sankofa, where is the link to the Time poll?

    • 54 EDP4BHO
      November 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Just joining you all for a brief moment. Sankofa, if Time has to go through all of that BS for Person of the Year, is it really worth it to value their judgement? I flatly reject their choices, since there is only one for me for all the hell he has had to/does go through, and remains standing tall, confident, still hopeful, and ever so charming…..as well as accomplished. Hell no, Time, the others do not compare. President Obama hands down. Thanks for your vote anyhow, but I gave up on Time once they started being snarky about PBO, and since they decided to keep the dick-head Halperin. I do not play with these creatures.

      • 55 hopefruit2
        November 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

        You make a whole lot of sense EDP4BHO. I agree with you that most of their choices are questionable at best, ridiculous and insulting at worst.

      • November 14, 2011 at 2:23 am

        EDP4BHO….Oh I agree with what you wrote, the others can’t compare, they don’t and will never have President Obama’s attributes at all. I was just sending a message to TIME that WE see what you’re doing. I voted because I won’t them to KNOW people are standing with the president, no matter how assinine they try and present him….. EDP4BHO……..”holding up Girl Scout fingers”… I promise not to play with the creatures anymore…… Scout’s honor….

  13. 58 Me4obama
    November 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Can’t seem to get the whitehouse stream on my Ipad. I guess am out of lack. Goodnight my TOD Family.

  14. November 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    PBO always, always working so very hard. Apparently he’s gotten a “wider than expected agreement” at APEC.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/14/us-apec-idUSTRE7AB12920111114

  15. November 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Oooops newcenturywoman… http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098472_2098506,00.html. Hope this works and thanks for bringing it to my attention. And here I thought I had done something great…..smh

  16. November 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, Chips!!

    Nancy Smash doesn’t sound too happy:

    @NancyPelosi
    I was the Speaker the credit card industry feared most–tonight’s CBS smear not based on facts: goo.gl/ghOFV

  17. 70 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Is that Norah “Ice Princess” O’Donnell in the red dress in the first row? I hope she doesn’t get to ask a question.

  18. 71 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Here he is!

  19. 75 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    APEC SUMMIT IN HAWAII 2011

    All about increasing trade and selling products stamped “MADE IN AMERICA”.

  20. 76 halo
    November 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Does anyone else hear double in the CNN feed?

  21. November 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Would it be too much to hope that he completely ignores the usual suspects when they try to ask a question?

  22. November 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    As usual, the jackals are carrying GOP water on bomb bomb bomb Iran. Dumbasses

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      yuppers. It’s like they got their talking points from the clown car debates the other night.

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      No insight, no original thought.

    • 85 theo67
      November 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      I’m hoping that he’s letting them ask questions on US soil, and then he’ll ask other reporters in the international press conferences, where the rest of the world will be paying attention. That press conference was brilliant, as usual. I was cheering all the way through. He’s so direct – I think the GOP nominee should be shaking violently in their boots.

  23. November 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    TIME “Person of the Year” So far 99% is leading

    Rank Name Total Votes in favor of this candidate
    1 The 99% 37114
    2 Anonymous 21667
    3 Lionel Messi 12512
    4 Arab Youth Protesters 9668
    5 Steve Jobs 8053
    6 Barack Obama 5118
    7 Fukushima 50 4670
    8 SEAL Team 6 4370
    9 Gabrielle Giffords 3729
    10 Warren Buffett 3402

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2098471_2098928_2098929,00.html #ixzz1de6KfmrU

  24. 90 HZ
    November 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Oh, the joy and pleasure to have a brilliant President speaking with intelligence to the people. HZ

  25. November 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Dan Lothian….get ready!——-I knew it!!!!!!!! What an ass!!!

    • 92 Lorraine
      November 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I disagree, but this is my opinion. I think Mr. Lothian is giving President Obama the opportunity to be the sane individual in the room. You don’t ignore your opponents (no matter how out of touch they are), you define them. I’m not just saying this because I’ve met and spoken with Mr. Lothain who is a very nice man, smart and well informed. Same with Mrs. O’Donnell, I appreciate her giving President Obama the opportunity to show our American people how incredibly ill-informed Mittens flippy-floppy Romney really is.

  26. 102 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Regarding the GOP’s position on Waterboarding and torture: “THEY ARE WRONG!”
    PBO 11/13/11 Apec Summit

    Thank you Mr. President.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      And did you see that expression on his face when he said it? Priceless. I love my “Stop the foolishness guys and girls. Please ask some intelligent questions, or is that asking too much.? Just tell me, so I can make other arrangements for the American people on what is happening in the real world.”HZ

      • 104 nospin
        November 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

        “And did you see that expression on his face when he said it? Priceless. I love my “Stop the foolishness guys and girls. Please ask some intelligent questions, or is that asking too much.?”

        I got that from his body language and response as well.

  27. November 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Emphatically: Waterboarding is torture.

    Oh, lord, Carrying GOP water.

  28. November 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Why is Don Lothian asking about Cain and Bachmann and waterboarding at the APEC presser?

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Beats me. He’s another ass in this ass salad we call the American press corps.

      • November 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

        It’s just so frustrating to me, Lisa. that these guys/gals get the opportunity to clarify issues for the U S populace and they use the time day after day to seek the country’s leader’s take on a bunch of know nothings WHO CURRENTLY HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE COUNTRY!

      • November 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

        Do the members of this press corp hold their position right through the next 12 months and beyond, or is there a chance a couple of intelligent journalists might be allowed to join in? Tell me there is a system of rotation for this honour. The thought of being stuck with this moronic, uncreative bunch for another year withers my insides.

    • 110 theo67
      November 13, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Why did’t Dan Lothian also mention that waterboarding has been defined as torture in the Geneva convention and is against international law?

  29. November 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh NOOOOO! Norah. What a fucking *itch!!! She is so fucking stupid.

  30. November 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I really can not wait for him to really begin campaigning against these assholes.

  31. November 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    The faux-journalists just do NOT grow/learn!! Their questioning has been the same no matter what the context!

  32. 118 EDP4BHO
    November 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Loving my President’s responses to these dunderheads. He has the the look of incredulity. I feel ya, Mr. President.

  33. 126 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    THEY’RE WRONG!

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      I can’t believe CNN is carrying this presser on Live TV. I just happen to turn over there.

      • 128 hopefruit2
        November 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

        The only reason they’re carrying it live is so that they can bring on some Republican brainless twit to “analyze” and “grade” the presser afterwards.

  34. November 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    that is a stunning postcard beautiful backdrop framing PBO’s presser. I’m jealous.

  35. November 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Noooooo!!! Jake Tapper! Penn State scandal.

  36. 131 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Jake Snarl Tapper asking idiotic question about Penn State Scandal – saying that the Prez is a big fan of college sports so blah blah blah blah blah…

    SHEESH!

  37. 133 jennylee
    November 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I swear we need new reporters to ask our president better
    questions.

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      we need to get rid of these media mongrels and actually get real reporters, you know, ones with integrity, brains…… degrees in journalism? Not high school drop-outs (Toad boy– so I’ve heard) and beauty school rejects (Norah, girlfriend, I’m talking to you.)

      • November 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

        Now you are talking, Lisa. You are so on point. “Degrees in journalism” well versed in the subject matter in context of setting,. This is a messed up bunch of fools talking and writing for the American people with the Leader of the Free World. What the hell?HZ

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      Yes! Is this possible? Maybe we need to create an Occupy WH Press Corp with the specific goal of having these dolts replaced by a more serious press corp.

    • 137 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      JennyLee, I can’t think of any better National reporters. May be some of those local Reporters who interviewed the President could be tapped. I say we bypass so called reporters and look to other nationally recognized people. I nominate Jay Leno and Rev. Al. Sharpton. They asked the President better and more intelligent questions.

  38. November 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Wow! how reflective and thoughtful on that Penn State question.

    • 139 elo4obama/biden
      November 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      Yes, I really did not mind the “jackals” asking the Prez directly on this one. I’m sure Jay is happy that they can STOP asking him to comment. His response was very thoughtful, as I’m sure he’s had time to reflect upon this. The falier of Penn State, and seemingly taw enforcement and the judicial system is enormous. This happens a lot, just this cas is so public and front and center.

      Once again PBO is being our country’s moral compass, which is really what a good president does. Does not mean he is not allowed mistakes or bad decisions but we should keep a real sense of decency.

      What I find odd about these pressers is that there is never a sense of appropriateness. Some of these questions it is good that they’d ask, but given where and what is happening, and APEC meeting why not more questions about this business. Was that jessica yellin asking the cheap question about the exoticness of the countries over the next few days. Well jessica it’s where the US needs to do more trade in the coming years. And yes Hawaii is one beautiful and exotic state that millions of Americans call home.

      • November 13, 2011 at 11:33 pm

        ‘there is never a sense of appropriateness.’

        THIS is what ticks me off! They follow the President around and never seem to listen or have any awareness of location, always trotting out their stupid GOP comments regardless of the immediate audience. Makes me think of my grandma saying never wash your dirty linen in public. And the disgusting part for me is that there doesn’t seem to be ANY consistent professionalism. They all seem to think that adding the occasional ‘sir’ or Mr. President conceals the snark and legitimizes the question. I haven’t been so mad in a long time!
        ….
        Probably because they came at the tail end of my Chips-Obama travel tour which in the past has always been (a) day(s) of HIGH highs!

      • 141 nospin
        November 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

        “What I find odd about these pressers is that there is never a sense of appropriateness. Some of these questions it is good that they’d ask, but given where and what is happening, and APEC meeting why not more questions about this business.”

        you are right on that point.

  39. November 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    um ok, so Obama giving a press conference in Honolulu from APEC Summit, ya know, a real foreign policy event that may have some effect on international relations and ALL the questions from US press corps is about the GOP debate, as if POTUS hasn’t kinda been busy with ya know international stuff?

    Ugh!! the US press corp is an embarassment.

  40. November 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Did Julie not hear PBO when he said he’s not gonna answer anymore of these stupid questions about those stupid repug clowns till they pick a nominee? What an ass!

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      They really do NOT listen to/hear the answers to their asinine questions. Seems like they each pick up a question sheet on the way to the presser, and each journalist asks the (generally paraphrased) question on the sheet following the one just asked.

  41. November 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    PBO..answers..and Humanize…them, regardless of the questions.

    His elements in motion…………..God Bless him

  42. November 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Why is it the same worthless reporters get to pose the questions? There is a whole room of them but all we get is Chuck, Jake, April and maybe one or two more.

  43. 154 Lorraine
    November 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Now the question about the Hawaiian shirts was very stupid!

    • 155 Lorraine
      November 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      On 2nd thought maybe it was so stupid because the President is knocked that pitch out of the park

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      Where in the world do these reporters get these questions? they are so shallow.

    • 159 Ladyhawke
      November 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      That was the inevitable ‘OPTICS” question. Unbelievable. Where exactly should the APEC summit been held that wold be acceptable to the jackals. Hawaii is beautiful so this is a problem??

    • 160 EDP4BHO
      November 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Ah yes, the oft-presented question of “living it up, while ordinary Amurkans are having a tough time”. Who the hell deprives the POTUS the perks and accomodations that come with that office?…..Oh right, I forget…..the “black” guy doesn’t deserve those. He should wear homespun while us po creatures are eatin mush. How dare he have that beautiful scenery behind him like that. These clowns are just beyond disgusting. Now I see, again, why I do not watch these pressers. I just wanted to see PBO in his element….looking gorgeous and speaking profoundly. Gonna say good night to you all. Don’t let them sully your peaceful evening 😀

  44. November 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    what exactly was the hawaii shirt question?

    • November 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      Apparently, it’s tradition that wherever APEC is, you dress in the traditional garb. Last year when it was announced that APEC would be hosted by America and PBO choose Hawaii, he said they’d all be wearing Hawaiian shirts. He gave them the shirts but gave them option of wearing them.
      ps- PBO is on message and on point

    • 164 Lorraine
      November 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      She asked why not wear the shirts, was it because he didn’t want people who are struggle to see the World leaders in Hawaiian shirts.

  45. November 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    love how PBO isn’t letting the GOP disease these so called reporters carry contaminate his good work. These reporters will do anything to overshadow PBO’s work. They are ridiculous.
    ps- Oh Chuckie. 🙄

  46. 168 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    LAWDHammmercy…Chuckie.Is.Ridiculous.

  47. 169 Lorraine
    November 13, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Chuckie Todd is not the sharpest pencil in the box. Lord up in Heaven, I miss Tim Russert.

  48. 170 Ladyhawke
    November 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    The Super Committee needs to do their job. This is a congressional issue. President Obama has provided his input. Why can’t congress just do their job?

  49. November 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Added to post: Video clip of President commenting on waterboarding.

  50. November 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!! Ed Henry! He’s so stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid. Another GOP question. He doesn’t even try to fake it anymore.

  51. November 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I do not know who I dislike more, Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper or Ed Henry.

  52. 178 Lorraine
    November 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Ed Henry will always be an idiot!

    • 179 Ladyhawke
      November 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      I call him Ed “Cheshire Cat” Henry because he sits in the front row at the press briefings with Jay Carney and smirks the entire time. It’s as if he is in on some private joke. It’s disgusting.

  53. 181 hopefruit2
    November 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Ed Henry is tiresome with his nonstop ass-kissing of Mitt Romney.

  54. November 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Now they are getting ready to do analysis of the presser. No thanks. CNN.

    • 184 Ladyhawke
      November 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Can you believe it? They treat President Obama’s press conferences like sporting events. I don’t doubt that Don Lemon will ask his guests to RATE President Obama. They might as well give the gasbags cards to hold up with their grade on it like they do at the Olympics.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      Yes, with David Frum. Give me a break. Lord please have mercy.HZ

  55. November 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    PBO has gotten FANTASTIC at pivoting off of negative media questions and bringing home HIS own message. If you’ve noticed, every negative question asked, he’s managed to pivot back to his own message. hahahha. In your faces you diseased media mongrels!!! In your faces!!!

  56. 189 halo
    November 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    OK, I”LL ADMIT IT. ED HENRY’S JOKE WAS FUNNY!

  57. 190 isonprize
    November 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Pres. Obama is ever the professor. Always polite, always informative. As my sweet would say ‘he has the patience of a saint’ to answer the dumbest question ever asked of a President, especially when they are at an international summit. What a bunch of whistleheads!!

  58. 191 isonprize
    November 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    as my sweet mama would say..

  59. 193 dotster3
    November 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Ed Henry is worried about Obama’s leadership going into the election without jobs bill passed. Blinders on about the total Repub blockade. I thought Chuck T’s question might be the worst of the night, but I forgot about ol’ Ed Henry and his usual accusatory questions. The only good that comes from these pressers with these poor excuses for journalists and their wasteful, idiotic questions is the chance to put President Obama’s wide base of knowledge on display. His thoughtful, smart responses stand in stark contrast to the basement quality of the questions he is asked.

  60. November 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    That’s not something we do, Period.

    Eat it, rethugs and their ass kissers in the press. Go Mr President.

  61. 196 carolyn
    November 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Just finished watching the press conference…..yes, some of the questions were dumb…..but the President took those as a jumping off point to inform and educate. After a while, the question and the questioner were forgotten, and what he said is what counted. When Norah O’Donnell said “The Rpublicans disagreed with you…..” He said “Shocking!” and smiled, and she couldn’t even continue for a long beat. He’s always on top, and they aren’t. He uses these as wonderful opportunities to talk directly to the people. My husband had turned on FOX…we NEVER watch it, but he was flipping channels and came to the president, and the reception was good. The crawler along the bottom at the end said that Canada and Mexico want to join this Pacific Trade Group and that strengthens president Obama’s stance and leadership of it. Yes, that’s what the crawler actually said.
    It’s been a long slow haul, but his patience and confidence are winning.

    • 197 hopefruit2
      November 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      I agree carolyn. Our President knows how to use just about any question as an opportunity to inform and educate.

      • November 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

        You know hopefruit2, you are right. I really do believe in my heart and with my brain that Our Beloved and Intelligent Patient President could take the worst s… and (gloves on for sure) make the most out of this world patties you have ever seen or eaten. That is what brilliance and using it will do.

        He is so damn brilliant that he takes the fools questions and turn them into an educational moment that is priceless, and educate the entire world with his brilliance with his answers. It is just terrific to see him do that.

        That is what I love about our brilliant President. He is like watching a brilliiant pianist, artist, mathematician, educator, scientist, doctor perform with the worst instrument in their profession and make the most brilliant composition, solve the most difficult equation, play the most beautiful solo on the violin, teach the most disruptivd bunch of kids in a classroom,operate in an operating room with precision, and do it front of the whole world. And keep stepping without missing a step.

        And there you get what? A Brilliant Masterpiece!!!!!!! He is fricking Brilliant. I love watching him answer questions with these fools. Brillliant, Mr. President!!!!!!! HZ

    • November 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

      You are right in your summary, Carolyn.

  62. November 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Net time, president must completely replace the current crop of pathetic press pool that goes with him with some reporters from outside the beltway. I’m sure there are plenty of much more smarter reporters out there toiling for a recognition.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      Isn’t it up to the news agencies who they want to send to cover the White House? That’s kind of like separation of church and state: If the White House can choose who it allows to cover the White House, that’s bad. And if they did do it, we’d be screaming foul play.

      • 204 elo4obama/biden
        November 13, 2011 at 11:20 pm

        I’m thinking more along the lines of being able to choose the network or news outlet. Just like he gave unprecedented access to the local stations (last week) he could issue the same invite for travel. Plus Jay called on the news guy from Tampa ( mabe Mark Wilson) at the presser on that Tuesday.

        As someone already mentioned plenty of news outlets there, but always the same big 4-cbs, abc. nbc and fox. Mix it up more, and who says they HAVE to get a question in. I think Jay may have once or twice not gone to the front row first. I’d like to see taking more questions from smaller outlets and print and online news outlets.

      • November 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm

        Who gets invited into his plane is entirely up to him.

  63. November 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I love my President. One of the principles of leadership is setting a good example. YES! Thank you. He handled that question so beautifully. And it wasn’t just talk saying we don’t need torture to prosecute the war on terror. He’s got the proof to back it up. We. Don’t. Need. Torture. Period.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      Tien, I have a feeling that response is going to be played over and over next week. I loved his curt answer.

    • 209 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Tien Le, I too loved the President’s response on water boarding. And as you said, “He’s got proof to back it up.” If the U.S. does not
      re-elect President Obama, the looser will be the American people and not President Obama.

  64. November 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    got Dang I love our President.. I’d a slapped the heck outta every single media person for their ignorant rightwinged questions… I get so bloody mad at their foolishness,, but POTUS just takes them to school ever so politely and uses their awfullness to INFORM the world. They are all going down some day.. right now there are young brilliant people preparing to take these jobs away from these loser gop paid “journalists”. Their days are numbered, I’m betting on it. When POTUS and We win in 2012, everything is going to change. every.single.thing.

    Hello TOD peeps, I hope you all have had a lovely weekend.. have been tuning in and enjoying all the news & comments, thank you chips.

    • November 14, 2011 at 12:10 am

      Hi sherijr, hope you are having a nice one as well. I retweeted some of your tweets tonight during the Press Conference. People were slamming the fools all over the place. The smarts ones knows what is taking place.

      Sheriji remember the song, “Everything Must Change.” There you go. We Got This One !!!HZ

  65. November 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Yes Tien…He’s got proof…ask OBL…Ask al-queda….Ghaddafi…should I go on…He didn’t even have to say it…

    Anyone that wants to debate him….please do so at your own risk…the outcome will be slaughter.

  66. November 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Just saw the coolest word on twitter: Mediarazzi How perfect is that? Totally describes what we have in this country.

  67. November 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    when asked about AJA…I loved his response…Hes’ going to press on, no matter how long it takes…”It may take a new congress to get it done”.
    Take that media….

    • 219 elo4obama/biden
      November 14, 2011 at 12:07 am

      Take that congress! In particular republican congress. He is NOT going to stop talking and “campaigning” about the parts of the AJA. So ya know guess what it’s going to be time to put up- you say jobs are important, then do it. Plus with whatever agreement they reach this month, which I think will have revenue! There will be no excuse not to give a booste to job hiring and pay for the thing with some kind of revenue. Cause PBO is not going to go silent on what we can do to create jobs NOW- and we need infrastructure for the economy we are working towards this 21st century. We need to improve our institutions of education, and we need teachers and first responders. Republicans do ya really want to be the cause of higher taxes for the middile class going into an election year. If you are feeing the heat now, you just wait for what you will be feeling at the end of the year.

      What other announcements will the Prez have to make regarding Pacific Eastern trade- how close will we be to doubling our trade by the time of the state of the union address. The president is working to do all that he can do alone, so…what is the republican congress contributing to our economy.

      PRESS ON!!!!

  68. 220 dotster3
    November 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve forgotten already—-who was the fool who asked the Hawaiian shirt question? That’s in the running too for Stupidest Question of the Decade. What a waste.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      She the annoying women who always sits in the 2nd row in the Press briefing room. She tends to sit next to the big boy Mark knoller.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      Don’t remember. At this point, does it really matter? As the great bard once said:

      “What’s in a name? That which we call a dumbass
      By any other name would smell as stink”

      And as many great Americans have uttered:

      “A dumbass by any other name is still a dumbass”

      And as I like to say:

      “A dumbass is a dumbass is a dumbass like the members of our press.”

      • 223 nathkatun7
        November 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

        “A dumbass is a dumbass is a dumbass like the members of our press.” Bravo, Lisa! Sadly these “dumb asses” monopolize the airwaves and help in the dumbing down of the American people. Thankfully, there are sites, like this one, that continue to expose the failure of our so called mainstream media.

    • November 14, 2011 at 12:38 am

      It should be tweeted to the US press corpse that they are an embarrassment to our country with their stuipid ass gotcha ???s. And, PBO just exposes them all the more. They’re Jr grade up against the Best in the world.

      Thanks Tweeters!

  69. November 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    They are doing Chuck Todd questions on Twitter. Hilarious.

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      Mr. President, do you think Beyonce’s child is a girl or a boy? #ChuckToddQuestions

      Mr. President , How come you don’t sing spirituals like Herman Cain? Wouldn’t that make you more authentic? #ChuckToddQuestions

      The tweeters are so funny.

  70. November 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    What I also liked about the Presser was we got to hear about the context of the President’s private conversation with the French President regarding Netanyau.

    Chuck Todd is a loser and a back stabber to his press corp team because they all followed the rules and asked one dumb ass question and he asked two dumb ass questions….

    • 229 theo67
      November 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      Yes, that was a great little piece of news. President Obama took President Sarkozy to task for voting for Palestine at UNESCO, short-cutting the peace talks process. That was more important than talking about gossip of an open mic.

  71. November 13, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Totally in love with his BRAIN! The APEC Q&A yesterday was nothing short of brilliant.
    This man has total command of all subjects thrown at him. And then tonight’s presser.
    What meticulous well thought out answers to mostly garbage questions. As lisalovesobama
    correctly pointed out above, our PREZ skillfully walks away from the talking points masquerading
    as questions and reframes the conversation to drive home his issues. Master and Commander…that he is!

    Thank you so much Miss Chips for your great work of covering our PBO’s trip. What would we
    do without you . You and the rest of TODville keep me sane and hopeful. THANK you soooo much.

    • 232 theo67
      November 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      I totally agree – we have to tweet these two video clips far and wide, and put it on Facebook, too. Most people won’t even know this happened. I’m going to also email links to people I know who need to see this President in action.

  72. November 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    ChuckToddQuestion# When is it my bedtime in Hawaii Mr. President?

  73. 234 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Press conference was great. The President handles these fools with ease! Very impressive. Listened with my hubby. He’s a great defender of the Pres. among his mostly right wing co-workers. Not much hope of conversion but he doesn’t let the lies go unchallenged. I have been able to give him a lot of information thanks to this site. I am here every day even when I don’t comment. Thanks Chips for everything you do. 🙂
    Sweet dreams peeps.

  74. November 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    @natthedem natthedem
    Chuck Todd should be a cautionary tale for Nate Silver of @fivethirtyeight. You can go from a numbers guy to a douchebag in no time.

  75. 239 Barb
    November 13, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Hi everyone. I’ve not been avaiable the last few weeks to come join you but I do try to sneak in and read the threads. I would love to see the twitter brigade go after those poisers who can’t get past “got ya” questions. The President is a wizard the was he can turn the narrative around to get across his points. I hope this posts as Barb.

  76. November 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Mr. President do you like me?? #ChuckToddQuestions

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      Mr. President? Does my head look bigger than my ass?

      Mr. President, the airplane door says exit, should I jump?

      Mr. President, is my nose brown?

      Mr. President, is there a kick me sign stuck to my ass?

      Mr. President, is my face stuck too far up GOP ass?

      Mr. President, should I hold my breath and stomp my feet when you disregard my gotcha questions?

      Mr. President, do you like me? My friends– the imaginary ones–say I’m a likeable guy.

  77. 245 desertflower
    November 13, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Night all….though I would love to stay and chat…work comes too soon, and I get cranky if I don’t get enough sleep! See you all tomorrow…PS. LOVE those Tweeted questions for Chuck!

  78. 248 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I’m supposed to be in bed but I just want to say this. I am extremely proud of the answer the President gave about waterboarding. I LOVE this man for his decency above all other qualities he may have. God bless him and keep him safe and God please grant that he stay in charge, because the alternatives are truly despicable.

  79. November 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Thank’s for giving the play by play with those sub human dorks. I love the way our President can take that mud pie they throw and turn it into
    your favorite flavor. I detest these reporters. Don’t the networks think they are going overboard with such nosense?
    I hope this posts for me. I’ve tried at times today to sign in without any luck. In case is does I’m Barb and love all of your input with a big thanks to Chips for keeping this going all hours. I think Ireland took the prize for times we watched it nonstop… but this week isn’t over yet.
    I have a question about last weeks press conference and Jake. What did he say? When he appeared again at another conference the speaker, not Jay, told him not to think that the government isn’t protecting him and there are several press briefings missing at the WH?

    • 250 elo4obama/biden
      November 14, 2011 at 12:12 am

      I thought I’d seen them all this week, but that I don’t recollect. If I do find out anything I’ll respond.

      • November 14, 2011 at 5:36 am

        Thanks elo4obma/bide. I watch him like a hawk, that Tapper. He is getting worse. When he was pounding on Jay for answers, he said “do you mean our harvard graduated constitutional lawyer doesn’t know?” That is what caught me. Is anyone fighting back with these idiots on Twitter? I’d love me some Twitter.

  80. November 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Yeah…………..I’m in.

  81. 253 EWOK2
    November 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I LOVE HOW THE PRESIDENT TAKES HIS TIME TO ANSWER THE MEDIA

  82. November 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Tweeterland is on fire tonight.. here’s one..lol

    #Who knew that when we shut down mental health facilities they’d all turn up in GOP leadership positions. #p2

  83. 255 bonkers
    November 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Off topic somewhat, but what is happening with the Elizabeth Warren campaign is simply amazing! The last time I remember seeing turnout like this so early in a Senate campaign was you know who…
    http://twitpic.com/7dxg2w

    Every event just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and Warren keeps getting better and better at each one. We’re really onto something here…

    • November 13, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      This is why the Big Bank front organization American Crossroads is already running attack ads against her. Nothing scares the Big Banks and GOP more than the Democrats having another candidate in the pipeline that inspires us and gets us to show up in droves to volunteer. They want to get ahead of this next freight train headed down the tracks.

      • November 13, 2011 at 11:58 pm

        Were Elizabeth Warren to be elected the first woman US President, what do you want to bet that the exact same people who went ballistic about her not getting nominated to head the CFPB will trash her as bad as they do the PBO?

        • 258 theo67
          November 14, 2011 at 12:20 am

          I’ve thought the same thing, Tien Le. They are all for the chase, never about rolling up sleeves and doing the realistic work of making difficult change. They’re the same people who hyperventilated over President Obama, and are now calling him “Bush-lite”. I choose to ignore them as much as possible. If Elizabeth Warren gets to the Senate, I(which seems likely), then I wish her good luck. I won’t start putting great expectations on her for 2016 until I see how effective she is in the Senate – but she is a hard worker for the middle class, and if she can stomach the political environment, would be interesting to see as a political operative – maybe even vying for the White House. At this time, I’ve got my eye on Governor O’Malley for 2016.

        • 260 elo4obama/biden
          November 14, 2011 at 12:28 am

          That is OK, she’d be in office then. She would have to be as determined, smart and as couregeous as PBO to be the “first.” Yes there are those out there with a short attention span, no sense of how government works and a real laziness to be all “I’m dissappointed” but you know our President presses on, keeps his eye short and long term. honestly he is zen like water flowing over and under and around a rock ( the obstructionism of the republican congress and their corporate masters). You’ve got to be tough, and maybe also have the mindset to give it your all, and hope the American people are smart and sensible enough to “buy into your vision” and patient enough to see the baby steps taken at times to get us there- a stronger more vibrant middle class, a 21st century economy, 21st century fuel and the kind of relationshiip bridges needed for this more complex and ever changing world.

          None of the republican candidates have any kind of a moral core, they are all morally bankrupt or lack the courage to take on the crazies of their party. Any time 1 of them half way makes sense, they get cowarded down to walking back their position, and they say any ole silly thing to please the RWN part of their base. Ew, goodnight!

        • 261 Jenny
          November 14, 2011 at 1:23 am

          They’re already trashing her.

          The Firebaggers and PUMAs hate her because she won’t criticize Obama.

        • 262 nathkatun7
          November 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm

          I would bet all my money that the PL would go ” ballistic” the moment she opts for a practical solutions to problems that may not be 100% of the solutions she wanted.

  84. November 14, 2011 at 12:34 am

    HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told China on Sunday that the United States was fed up with its trade and currency practices, as he turned up the heat on America’s biggest economic rival at an Asia Pacific summit.

    “Enough’s enough,” Obama said bluntly at a closing news conference at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting where he scored a significant breakthrough in his push to create a pan-Pacific free trade zone.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE7AB12920111114?irpc=932

    • 264 Bobfr
      November 14, 2011 at 2:05 am

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      America – Our #PresObama to China – “Enough is enough” on the monetary ‘games’ they’re playing reut.rs/toyEl4 Got that #NEWSTAINERS

      #PRESSON

  85. 265 utaustinliberal
    November 14, 2011 at 12:39 am

    C-SPAN is re-airing PBO’s APEC press conference right now and no matter how many times one watches the jackals; their stupidity levels never decreases. My goodness!

    • 267 theo67
      November 14, 2011 at 1:05 am

      This is an interesting development. I heard last week that Chelsea may be seeking a Senatorial position. Not sure where she’s headed. She seems to have a decent head on her shoulders. But, she also seems to be getting some silver spoon treatment. She’s been named to a board of directors position, yet, has no real experience. She’ll be an interesting one to watch, because I have a lot of admiration for her mother.

      • 268 57andFemale
        November 14, 2011 at 5:15 am

        Hey, I am not saying that everyone has to follow Mother Theresa in their career paths, but Chelsea’s job out of college was as a hedge fund manager.

        A hedge fund manager.

    • 269 hopefruit2
      November 14, 2011 at 8:16 am

      The link is not working. I’ll try to find another one.

  86. November 14, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Oh, I can’t go to bed without asking about our beautiful and thoughtful Sue. She has been on my today, and I have not seen Sue lately, Chips. I hope and pray that Sue is doing fine and healing properly.

    Let us know how you are Sue when you are able to do so. However, know that you are in my thoughts and your entire TOD family also has you in their thoughts. Love, hugs, and prayers, beautiful thoughts in meditations coming your way. Sue. Love you so much, Sue. HZ

    • November 14, 2011 at 1:32 am

      Hey HZ, we are on the same page! I DM-ed a4Alice earlier to ask if she’d been in touch with Sue in M because I noticed her absence. She hadn’t. I also Dm-ed Sue. Yes, Sue in M, you are in our thoughts, and we trust you are just resting up while you wait on your computer repairs.

      —————–%%%%%%%%%%%——————-%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

      Joan K Shaw, you are also in my thoughts, and I trust that your recovery is moving along nicely.

      Really falling asleep now – Toodle-di-doo, all.

  87. November 14, 2011 at 1:25 am

    This is it, the eyes are closing. Good night, everyone! Sweet dreams!

    88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888

    Ms Chips, A Good Morning to you!

    THANK you for another great weekend travel experience! 😆 😆 My first voyage on the SS Vinton was terrific, as I loves me some ship only when it is stationary. My first college basketball game was fun, and being able to relax in Hawaii, AND enjoy a fashion show was the icing on the cake for me. The poise, beauty, and charisma of your First Model just shone through. You made an excellent choice of model to headline your show! Kudos to you. You sure know how to keeps your clients on the edge of their seats. 😆 😀 Thanks again!

    May you have a “Mah-ve-lous” Monday when you wake up!

  88. 273 LDS
    November 14, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Good night, everyone. I just want to thank you Chips for keeping me informed this weekend with all the important events of our beloved POB and his lovely wife, FLOTUS. Volunteering duties of phone banking keeps me quite busy. But I just had to let you all know that I thank you for all the information. You do not realize how it helps me to educate and re-educate voters. I thank the brave TOD ers who have the stomach to watch the clown debates. I just refuse to subject myself to their ignorance. I will not allow myself to go to bed with that nonsense. Thanks to you, Chips, I rather look at some of our President’s speeches to help me wind down for the evening.

    I agree with the comments concerning the WH press. When will their terms expire? Please tell me we will not have to deal with them another four years……..gee whiz. My five-year-old grandson’s questions are much more thought out and intelligent than those idiots. Grant, it our President and Jay make them look like fools, but once….just once I would like to hear questions of what the people may be thinking and not what the repubs sent them to ask. It is so annoying and very unprofessional. Especially the ones who sit in the front seats. They ask their questions and sit there as if they are doing everyone in the room a favor by just being there. So disgusting to watch.

    Thanks again. I must come here every day to be informed. I do not trust the “mediarazzi”. I like that term a lot……..

  89. 274 Bobfr
    November 14, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Anyone doubting that repeal of Glass-Steagall is a consequence of the failed leadership & compromised Presidency of Bill Clinton is a fool.

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Dear #PresObama we call them #Newstainers for a reason. Why you tolerate them is answered by realizing how empathetic of the lane you are.

    #PRESSON

  90. 275 Bobfr
    November 14, 2011 at 2:15 am

    America – #PresObama informs the #GOPTortureFans that “waterboarding is torture – that’s not who we are” bit.ly/rBctmX AGREE Totally.

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

    • 276 Bobfr
      November 14, 2011 at 2:23 am

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      America – PresObama informs Bachmann, Cain & other #KOCHMAFIASTOOGES that Waterbording is TORTURE. Period. youtu.be/WV0in_W3ln0

      #PRESSON

  91. 278 halo
    November 14, 2011 at 6:47 am

    “But when voters were pushed to pick between Obama and the GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney, the president took a 6-percentage-point lead. Obama beat Herman Cain by 9 percentage points in the survey, conducted last week as new revelations about sexual harassment allegations against the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO continued to trickle out.

    Those fresh numbers highlight the circumstance that will determine who wins next year’s election: The more that the 2012 contest is a referendum on Obama’s job performance, the more likely he is to lose. …

    The president’s job approval rating is at 44 percent, with a dangerously high 51 percent disapproval. Of those who disapprove, 41 percent say they feel strongly. Worse, in a sample of the 19 states that could swing to either party next year, Obama’s job approval fell to 40 percent and his disapproval increased to 57 percent. These numbers are on par with Obama’s standing on the eve of last year’s Democratic shellacking in the midterm elections.”

    LOOKS LIKE GOPOLITICO CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH WITH OBAMA BEATING BOTH HERMAN AND WILLARD SO THEY HAVE TO SAY HE’S DOING SO BADLY

  92. 280 halo
    November 14, 2011 at 6:50 am

    “Poll: Obama Tied

    In new Politico/G.W. Uni. survey POTUS level 43-43 with generic GOP candidate, beats both ’12 frontrunners.

    Obama 49% — Romney 43%

    Obama 49% — Cain 40%

    And/but: approval rating at 44%, disapproval rating 51%.

    MARK HACKPERIN APPARENTLY THINKS PBO WILL BE RUNNING AGAINST A GENERIC PERSON

    • November 14, 2011 at 7:47 am

      Halo,
      Halperin is Knee deep in biased reporting.

    • 282 LOL
      November 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

      WTH is a generic republican? They kill me with this garbage. MITT is the nominee…if they don’t like him now, they won’t like him later. You see most are leading with this generic nonsense..and not Romney v Obama. Hello, Iowa is in two months, we’ve had a gazillion debates, there is NO GENERIC REPUBLICAN:(

    • November 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

      The issue with approval/disapproval is some from the left disapprove, but that doesn’t mean they won’t vote for him or will vote for Republican candidate.

  93. 284 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 14, 2011 at 7:11 am

    WATCHED PBO LAST NIGHT…AS AN EX-NEWS REPORTER…I AM EMBARRASSED AND SADDENED BY THOSE REPORTERS WHO DISRESPECT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. HOW DARE THEY CRITIQUE PBO’S JOURNEY THIS WEEK WHEN REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT SQUANDER AND DESTROY THE MORAL VALUES WE HOLD SO DEARLY IN AMERICA’S BIRTHING! AND…NO…TORTURE IS NOT OKAY! MAY GOD DEEPLY BLESS YOU MR. PRESIDENT AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND FACE THE CHALLENGES FOR THIS NATION. YOU ARE LOVED!

    • 285 nospin
      November 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

      Sue – watching those “reporters” on tv . . . they make the case that journalism is either dead and buried or in a deep coma with minimal chance of recovery.

  94. November 14, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Good morning TOD family. Love, love, love the President’s response to the Republican Circus. “Waterboarding IS torture. . .that’s not something we do. Period.”

    Posting the candle link for those who wish to light a candle for the continued success and safety of the President’s trip.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  95. 288 Janelle
    November 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Here’s a link to FLOTUS’ event yesterday. There’s also coverage of the event at http://www.khon2.com but I couldn’t get the link to show up if you want to check that one out as well (in that one there’s a short clip of the boys choir singing).

    http://www.kitv.com/video/29762128/detail.html

  96. November 14, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Also, msnbc will be propping up Romney all day, as they re interviewed Republicans after the Cain scandal and Perry Oooops!
    Romney has 32% of the republican vote now. Of course, the media is giving Romney a free pass.

  97. November 14, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hey chips,
    Look at this love fest halperin has for Romney- after reading this, I am quite certain Romney will come out for marriage equality- good grief:
    http://thepage.time.com/2011/11/13/halperins-take-the-romney-advantage/

    • 296 hopefruit2
      November 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

      Halperin also had a love-fest for John McCain. Halperin’s “love” is like the kiss of death. If I were Romney I would be afraid – very afraid.

  98. 297 FiredUpInCA
    November 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

    From Breakingnews.com:

    “King Abdullah of Jordan calls on Syrian President Bashir Assad to step down in a BBC interview – @BBCBreaking”

    The times are changing. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and even Iran, which was briefly touched by a Green Revolution, should provide ample evidence that the day of the strongman is over.

    Assad, like every other delusional dictator before him, thinks he is exceptional. The Arab Spring is other countries, not his people. How many of his fellow countrymen will he slay before he accepts the inevitable?

    • 298 desertflower
      November 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

      Hopefully soon, he will see the writing on the wall, and step down. Too many people are being killed. The people are speaking…he needs to listen

    • 299 LOL
      November 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

      Meep Meep….once again, the PEOPLE of that area have spoken. I am concerned of all those that have died, but more bloodshed would have come if the WEST decided to cowboy this one…

      • 300 FiredUpInCA
        November 14, 2011 at 8:36 am

        Yep it’s the people within the country calling for regime change, not our President.

        The Syrian leadership is seriously out of touch:

        “Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem says Arab League suspension an ‘extremely dangerous step.’ – Reuters”

        They’re threatening the Arab League? What are the going to do them? Or is that a threat that they’ll escalate violence against their own people, if suspended from the Arab League?

        Assad is starting to mimic Ghaddaffi. As he was rapidly losing his grip on power, he also was losing his grip on reality and sunk into a seige mentality like a suicidal cult leader.

  99. 301 desertflower
    November 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Morning! Don’t forget to watch Diane Sawyer interview Gabby Giffords tonight! 9pm…check local listings 🙂

  100. 302 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Watching Morning Joe because CNN is talking about the dinner and the 99% singer….Major Garrett just said that after the GOP debate he is terrified of the GOP foreign policy…..Morning Joe alluded to the same position.

    • 303 desertflower
      November 14, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Terrified of GOP foreign policy? YA THINK!

    • 304 hopefruit2
      November 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

      CNN is obsessed with that story about the 99% singer. Clearly they think it was to the President’s embarrassment. But as I indicated on a thread at Old Orange (where they also seemed super gleeful about that story), what if the President knew that this guy was going to sing protest songs and had given the singer his okay. According to the singer “President Obama did not appear to notice.” Well I think that was the role that PBO might have had agreed to play. And the singer knew that as well.

      • 305 anniebella
        November 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

        Maybe the guy singer wasn’t any good that’s way no one seem to play him any attention. The only one to play him any attention is the sorry ass media.

    • 306 anniebella
      November 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

      These stupid Republicans are talking about starting another war. Like McCain wanted to do bomb bomb bomb Iran.

  101. November 14, 2011 at 8:22 am

    The next sector to be targeted by President Obama’s campaign to help the economy without Congress is the health care industry, The Washington Post reports.

    Up to $1 billion will be made available to hire health workers, the paper details:

    Grants can go to doctors, community groups, local government and other organizations that work with patients in federal health-care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The funds are for experimenting with different ways to expand the health-care workforce while reducing the cost of delivering care. There will be an emphasis on speed, with new programs expected to be running within six months of funding. …

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, created as part of the Affordable Care Act, will administer and oversee the program, called the Health Care Innovation Challenge.

  102. 310 LOL
    November 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

    ZOMG Can you believe this BS from POLITICO….”Kids obsession with President Obama fades”..Yesterday’s story was ridiculous but this BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • November 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

      They read the polls, they are realizing that the economy may not be enough, to get rid of this President!

    • 312 hopefruit2
      November 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

      Kids were never “obsessed” with President Obama. They liked and respected him and that is STILL THE CASE. It’s the GOPMEDIA that has been obsessed with making Obama fail, making him be a one-term president. They are ratcheting up their anti-Obama campaign.

    • 313 FiredUpInCA
      November 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

      Here’s the quest of Politico, Associated Press and Fox:

      Nov. 10 2008

      “The all-time low on the public’s mood may have something to do with the poll’s finding that President Bush is the most unpopular president since approval ratings were first sought more than six decades ago. Seventy-six percent of those questioned in the poll disapprove of how he is handling his job.

      That’s an all-time high in CNN polling and in Gallup polling dating back to World War II.”

      http://articles.cnn.com/2008-11-10/politics/bush.transition.poll_1_disapproval-rating-opinion-research-corporation-polling-director?_s=PM:POLITICS

      God bless ’em. Try as they may. That is not going to happen with this President. Given how choppy the economy he should be doing dismally.

      The GOP and their media water carriers have done everything they could to incite the widespread rejection of President Obama that was felt for Bush.

      But it’s not going to happen, because there really is no basis for despising this President. You have to work at it believing he’s wholly responsible for the fact that corporations aren’t hiring.

      You really have to contort yourself to believe his foreign policy has been a disaster after the transitions that have occured in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya with none of the losses in blood and treasure incurred by neocon foreign adventures.

      I almost pity them. Because of the profession they’re in and the corporate masters they must do the bidding for, they can’t publicly acknowledge this President’s singular, historic accomplishments, domestically and internationally, in a mere three years.


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