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President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


51 Responses to “on call”


  1. 1 isonprize
    December 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    first? wow

  2. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    December 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  3. 9 Jessica
    December 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Aww I love this pic. It made me smile.

  4. 11 isonprize
    December 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I hope he’s talking to his sweetie and his girls… And ignoring the ignorant asses that are playing around with the pocketbooks of millions of Americans just to protect their buddies and their egos!!

  5. December 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Oh Mittens. Oh, oh, Mittens. YouTube is not kind to you. H/t TPM.

    A year and a half ago, you could count Mitt Romney among the Republicans who called for doing something other than repealing all of the evil “Obamacare” — namely, keeping the “good parts” of the law in place while scrapping the parts that were slowly turning America into a socialist dictatorship.

    It’s Republican heresy now, but less than two years ago it was a GOP school of thought. And Mitt Romney was among it’s most eloquent advocates.

  6. 19 vero804
    December 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    JC Watts has the unfortunate job of making sense of Gingrich’s comment about bringing Supreme Ct. judges before the Congress to explain themselves. It just makes no sense. Watts probably wants to take his endorsement back.

    • December 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Those statements from Gingrich are just outrageous and appalling. This is the kind of arrogance that is puffing up the GOP and breathing life into all the extremist RWNJs.

    • 21 isonprize
      December 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Yeah, well, I don’t feel sorry for JC. He’s an idiot, even his own father questioned how a black man in these United States could be a Rethuglican. To quote the good man… “A Black man voting for the Republicans makes about as much sense as a chicken voting for Col. Sanders,” Watts Sr. recently told the Los Angeles Times. (March 29, 1999)

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_17_95/ai_54731475/

      • 22 nathkatun7
        December 20, 2011 at 4:17 am

        Rev. J.C. “Buddy” Watts, Sr., Spoke the Truth. Unfortunately, there is not much a parent can do if one of his ambitious children chooses to disregard his wise counsel. To this day, I’ve never heard J.C. Watts, Jr., offer a plausible explanation why he ignored his father’s wise counsel. What is truly tragic about Blacks who call themselves conservatives is their lack of understanding about the history of the post Civil Rights conservative Republicans. They don’t understand that because of the passage of the 1960’s Civil Rights laws, white supremacist segregationists, probably including people like Newt Gingrich, migrated, en mass, from the Democratic party to the Republican party. Black Republicans like J.C. Watts, Michael Steele, and others need to explain to us what exactly they want to conserve. Do they agree with teabaggers who want their country back just because a Black man was elected President?

    • 23 Ladyhawke
      December 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      JC WATTS AND HIS WORD SALAD

      I watched that segment and Watts was just pathetic. He wasn’t making any sense at all. It was nothing but gibberish. It reminded me of the word salads we get from Sarah Palin.

  7. December 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Chips do a big deal on the ABC/WAPO poll where PBO had a 11 point swing to 49 – 47% approve/disapprove. Lots of good stuff including approval rising with white working class men. wow.

  8. 28 Obama Grandmama
    December 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Just heard that McCain made a comment today about N. Korea’s dead leader’s passing would find him joining other leaders in Hell or an equivalent remark. Prez Obama is needing to try to set up a relationship with the son of that leader and McCain’s words would not help convince a son to have a positive relationship with our country. It was probably unlikely anyhow, but it seems to me that there was an opportunity that McCain could have ruined with his remark.

    • December 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      McCain has no sense of dignity and statesmanship. He’s just an embittered crazy extremist like all the rest.

      • 30 nathkatun7
        December 20, 2011 at 4:27 am

        President Obama tried so hard to be gracious to John McCain. Remember how he invited him to Chicago to discuss issues after the election? Yet all McCain has done, since the President defeated him, is give the President his middle finger. IMHO, John McCain is one spoiled 75 years old child who craves attention!

    • 31 anniebella
      December 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      desert, I agree with you concerning McConnell, but tell me what Republican do you respect or like? If you are like me it’s NONE.

    • 36 ChristiMtl
      December 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      I can’t believe that this senile, hateful jerk was running for the office of President of the United States……*chills down my spine*

    • 38 isonprize
      December 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      As if ol’ grumpy maverick gives a damn about this country!! If he can make it tougher for the guy who stomped him in the race for the presidency, he will. Besides, I will never, ever, never, never, (did I say never?? I meant NEVER EVER) forgive John McCain for dropping that half-term, grifter, racist, thievin’, dimwit of a lyin’ woman on my country.

    • 39 desertflower
      December 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      OG…Here’s what he said…

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/19/mccain-celebrates-kim-jong-ils-arrival-in-a-warm-corner-of-hell/

      And AFTER he got done saying ” “The world is a better place now that Kim Jong-Il is no longer in it,” McCain said.

      “I can only express satisfaction that the Dear Leader is joining the likes of Kadhafi, bin Laden, Hitler and Stalin in a warm corner of hell,” he said in a statement.

      After making these comments as a US Senator, he then said that we need to work for a peaceful end to the N Korean regime….WTH? He needs to retire NOW! And shut his mouth!

      • December 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        I’m surprised he left Saddamn Hussein off the list. Because Saddamn was an evil monster and justified the deaths of over 4 thousand Americans died in Iraq, right John McCain?

  9. 41 GGail
    December 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    The phot looks especially nice with the “Chipsticks” snow flakes falling through it.

  10. 42 Linda
    December 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Dan Choi got kicked out of the Bradley Manning hearings today. ( and roughed up supposedly )

    Gotta go….Have a pleasant night everyone.

  11. December 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Dems Pick Apart Key GOP Argument Against Passing Senate Payroll Tax Cut Bill.

    One argument House Republican leaders — including Speaker John Boehner — are making about their refusal to adopt the Senate’s payroll tax cut compromise is a throwback to old times. They note that “regular order” in Congress is for the House and Senate each to pass legislation and to then convene a conference committee where members from each chamber meet to iron out the differences between the bills.

    That’s “regular order” in a traditional sense, but it’s not even close to how this Congress has operated in practice. Case in point: both the House and Senate have passed legislation to reauthorize federal aviation programs on a semi-permanent basis. One key area of disagreement between the parties is a provision in the House bill that would make it much more difficult for rail and airline workers to unionize — just the sort of provision that could be the focal point of negotiations in a conference committee.

    But House Republicans won’t let that happen, and have pushed a series of temporary reauthorizations instead.

    I’m waiting for this to be reported in the “real” press, the one that gets “pissed off” when Jay Carney changes briefing times. Waiting. Waiting…

  12. December 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I called my repub. congressman today to encourage him to vote for the Senate bill. He was a moderate repub. so I was hoping he might break from Boehner. Anyway, lo and behold, he called me and left a voice message. Here are the repub. talking points– he supports the extension of the tax cut for a year like President Obama does so he doesn’t support the senate bill. Lots of accountants have called him and they can’t meet the payroll the way the bill is written. He also had a problem with the fee on the Fannie and Freddie mortgages. I was so angry I called his office back and left a message saying his rationale was bull. I did agree with his opposition to the fee and said the tax cut should have been paid for with a surtax on millionaires and billionaires. I ended by saying he should act like the moderate repub. he used to be and not a tea bagger. His condescending tone was infuriating. Bottom line, however, is if this moderate won’t go along, the bill is dead.

    • 47 halo
      December 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      THE GOP IS TRYING TO OUTMANEUVER PBO RIGHT NOW! PBO WNATED THE YEAR LONG TAX CUT, GOP SAID NO SO WE GOT THE 2 MONTHER. NOW THEY CHANGED POSITIONS BC THEY KNOW PBO WON AND ARE TRYING TO SQUEEZE MORE CONCESSIONS! THE PRESS CORP WILL NOW FOLLOW SAYING THE GOP WANTS A YEAR LONG EXTENSOIN W/O SAYING THE GOP MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR A YEAR LONG EXTENSION TO BEGIN WITH!

  13. December 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    This is a picture of an ever present,and mindful man.So in tune with his job,and looks like a natural.That’s because he is!LOL


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