277 Responses to “Heads up: PBO speaking on immigration”


  1. 1 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 11 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! For the Dreamers:)

  3. June 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Good news on for educated youths

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Good news on education for youths

    • 17 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Speaking of which…this just goes to how much PBO values education. We need to keep these kids that have been educated in US schools,HERE…for the benefit of America, that they are such an intricate and important part of. I love this forward thinking man so much.

  4. 18 theo67
    June 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    So, I see that the talking heads are analyzing this announcement only from the perspective of a political ploy, rather than even bothering to discuss that it’s the right thing to do. Their cynicism is toxic. I’m very proud that the President is making this move.

    • 19 sherijr
      June 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      of course thats how they’d see it.. they (pundits) never think about how these policies effect the lives involved.. its all a game to them., thankfully President Obama is thinking about the human beings involved.

      • 20 anniebella
        June 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        sherijr, that is what I told Jonathan Alter when I email him. I told him that these cable tv pundits analysis speeches like it’s some football game. I told him that I listen to the President’s speech and I don’t need these two bit pundits to tell me what to think. What happen to the days when the media just reported the news.

        • 21 sherijr
          June 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

          good on you for writing him anniebella.. I tweet them.. they need to hear from us reminding them that we are people who are touched by these policies, real lives.., not some dingy reality show.

    • 22 donna dem 4 obama
      June 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      They care NOTHING about substance. It’s all about soundbites, speculation, who’s up and who’s down, rumors, dissention and sensationlism. Toxic is the absolute correct adjective to describe them Theo.

      PBO touched real lives today with this announcement. Something that is clearly lost on our so-called Liberal Media.

    • 26 amk for obama
      June 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Even if it is a political ploy, what’s wrong with it ? Didn’t the thugs use the 100% economy destroying tactic from day one as their own political ploy ? Which is worse, the first or the second ?

      pundtwits can go fuck themselves.

      • 27 theo67
        June 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        True – but I think in this case, it’s a bit of both. The GOP never do anything just because it’s the right thing to do, and the media can never analyze an act just on its merits.

      • 28 japa21
        June 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        PBO has always said good policy is good politics, but policy is the driver. For the media and the GOP, politics is the only thing that matters, whether or not a policy has merit is irrelevant.

      • 29 nathkatun7
        June 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        I am with you 100%!

  5. 30 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    This is a big acknowlegment. Hope President Obama’s campaign can use it:

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      June 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      @BenLaBolt is with the campaign or the DNC, I believe, so looks like they’re already using it. Ben is a great spokesman for PBO!

      And if it’s true about Adelson, get him up on charges!

    • 38 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      I think I will call McCain’s office today and press him to talk more about this and thank him for pointing out what Citizens United has unleashed on our democracy. That’s an oxymoron if there ever was one.

      • 39 desertflower
        June 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        I will ask about THIS as well! http://mittromney2012potus.blogspot.com/2012/03/news-buzzed-this-week-with-news-of-mitt.html

        Romney and his Chinese Investments
        The news buzzed this week with reports of Mitt Romney having investments in Romney’s trust with Huawei, a Chinese company. The specific articles running were about Mitt making money off of Huawei. Huawei is involved in making spy cameras. Although some journalist are poo-dooing Romneyโ€™s investments, claiming Romney did not know what is in his blind trust; for some reason the New York Times and the Obama administration were able to learn. Romney has ownership in a company and profits Romney is making in helping China spy on dissidents in China, set off a bit of a buzz.

        All Gov.( a website) reported, Romney is making money also spying on Americans. Bain purchased Uniview last year. โ€œUniview Technologies, a Chinese company owned by Bain, has provided surveillance cameras to the government for its Safe Cities program, which allows officials to monitor university campuses, hospitals, mosques and movie theaters.โ€

        However –

        Romney’s connections to Huawei are not new. Republican Duncan Hunter, during the 2008 GOP run off for president, brings up Romney’s China connection! Hunter further states Romney’s China connection makes Romney unfit for office.

        WITH VIDEO.

        • 40 susanne
          June 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          gosh, maybe robme should just divest himself of these questionable investments–he’s running for president you know! he could put that money in the cayman islands bank and not miss it. after all, come november, he’ll be just another venture capitalist who once ran for president!

  6. 41 Me4obama
    June 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    If you can die from Loving someone, I will die from Loving my President. I love you Mr. President with all my heart. Thank you for the Dream Act, Marriage Equality & All Human Rights. :Obama2012

    • 42 COS
      June 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Great news to wake up to this morning. Love this President.

    • 43 jacquelineoboomer
      June 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      He would not want us to really die from loving him, but – figuratively – oh yeah! We’re IN, for the reasons you mentioned and everything else our President has done for our country and all of us. And the world!

    • 44 donna dem 4 obama
      June 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      He has a kind and generous spirit about him. He governs in a way that is always cognizant of how his policies will affect the average person. I think this is where the fact that he is a minority has played an important role in how he governs. He has felt and experienced inequality in his own life. Something that the other 43 Presidents before him couldn’t bring to that office.

      It just makes you love him all the more.

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      He has the most generous spirit, the deepest soul, the warmest heart, a most brilliant mind, a gifted voice. The sort of man we wish for as father, brother, husband, friend. I will always have his back. Always.

      • 50 sherijr
        June 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

        me too meta. Always.

      • June 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        Wow Meta. No one could have said it better. I so agree with everything you said.

      • 53 Ladyhawke
        June 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

        Me three meta. I absolutely adore President Obama. He’s just good inside. I am feeling so overwhelmed with joy right now waiting for this announcement. My heart is full, this is so emotional. When I think what it this means to so many deserving young people, their families and this country, it brings on the waterworks. This is what real leadership looks like.

        • June 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

          I know, right? I’m sitting here with tears welling up in my eyes in anticipation. Maybe this is how gay people felt when he made his announcement about their marriage rights. Just such a feeling of deep compassion and understanding and looking into the future of our country.

        • 55 HZ
          June 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

          Good Afternoon TOD Family. Yes, so well stated by all of you. Another beautiful move by our wonderful President. He is guided by a spirit within him that shines all around him and most of all of reach the lives of so many families. He has a heart to back his actions, and that rests will so many of us to continue to support on him.

          Another beautiful move by this brilliant president. I love him for his moves and how he can stay focus on the issues and look to the future. FORWARD with our President.HZ

      • June 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        Meta that is so true. Words can not express how much I love that beautiful man.

      • June 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

        Meta that is so true, words can not express how much I love that beautiful man.

        • 58 44obamagirl
          June 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

          apologies for the double post, didn’t think the first had posted!! Couldn’t get on here for a few days and now I am double posting! I guess I should go to bed. Lol.

    • 59 Pamela
      June 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      I truly know exactly you feel, Me4Obama, and I share the peacefulness it brings!

  7. June 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    LA rally of Undocumented Young illegals circling Court House in Jubilee! CNN just interviewed one, She was crying!
    Cool stuff!

    • 63 donna dem 4 obama
      June 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Ahhhh you’re gonna make me start bawling. I am so happy for these young people ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      OMG, a spontaneous outpouring of gratitude and deep, deep relief. SI SE PUEDE!!!!

    • 65 COS
      June 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      They need to change the signs at that rally from “Obama stop deporting our youth” to “Thank you PBO for what you are doing for today”. Maybe they are old signs or that is an old video clip.

    • 66 Tally
      June 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      We officially rock here.

  8. 67 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    why the fucking hell am I hearing romney?

  9. 68 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    This is insightful…he’s an idiot of epic proportions!!

  10. 69 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    he also is obviously stammering over his talking points…talked about PBO’s failure to keep 30,000 troops in Iraq with SOFA …what the tarnation is he TAKING ABOUT??

  11. June 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Humor break while we wait—–Chicago is dead serious about their hot dogs

    http://twitpic.com/9wqhrb

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      This is so true and many places will not give you ketchup, even if you ask for it. I’d rather have ketchup than mustard on my dog. In Chicago it’s a Vienna beef hotdog, tomato wedges, mustard, celery salt, and pickle relish on a soft Rosen bun (seeded optonal) with a dill pickle and greasy fries on the side. Period, end of story.

      • 75 57andfemale
        June 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        poppyseeds are NOT optional! Chopped onion, too. And a good yellow mustard.

        I’m an elite just like PBO and I love sophisticated mustards of various kinds, but not on my Chicago hot dog. Has to be yellow mustard.

        I like hot peppers on mine, but that is obviously optional.

      • 76 Tally
        June 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

        Oh no. Dodger Dog with mustard, onions, and relish. PERIOD.

    • June 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      ketchup on a HOT DOG?

      makes me ill.

      I want my salad on my hot dog

  12. June 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Chris Cilliza = FAIL!

  13. 79 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    June 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Good afternoon! Just in from pulling a data shift, now off to do some gardening (allergies and all); I have someone giving me a hand with getting my place into shape. He’s done a good job thus far, so yesterday, I felt comfortable enough with him to give him a detailed list of yard chores to complete while I was at OFA. He completed the chores in record time and as he is not one to just sit around on the clock, he took it upon himself to “help me” out by pulling “weeds” — problem is HE PULLED MY WHOLE PERENNIAL GARDEN! The trash truck was crushing them as I drove up! Needless to say, I’ll now only have him working when I’m here. On the other hand, because of Barack Obama, my local nursery rang up a hell of a sale that they would not have otherwise made… “Life 101” lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 80 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you for FURTHER stimulating the economy….:) I have some planting to finish today, too….in the night…in the dark…too hot out, but next week will be worse…114 Here it comes!

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      oh my…I decided on my own to my declare weeds perennials. saves on my back, my pocketbook, my temperment, and the perennials love it. soon i will be the envy of my neighborhood. My neighbors will be admiring my green thumbiness.

    • 82 57andfemale
      June 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      I have had to scale back my gardening quite a bit in recent years. I have baskets and planters and I need to replant the herbs I bought at the farmer’s market yesterday. But damn, I’m outside for a few minutes and my allergies are TERRIBLE. I’ve always had bad allergies but this year is the worst and it’s only the middle of June.

      that is heartbreaking about your perennial garden! It takes years to nurture that garden. I’m so sorry.

    • 83 Obama Grandmama
      June 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Since knee surgery I am only planting flowers, herbs etc in taller planters that I can overcrowd for beauty and tend easily. I bought a waist high cedar planter that is on legs to put on my back deck near my kitchen. It is around 4 ft x 2 ft. I put herbs in it and love it. Had to add a short trellis border on the railing side since the neighborhood cats found it and think it is a litterbox though.

  14. June 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Media (Cilliza) trying desperately to pour cold water on it, or even make this the worst thing since the Asteroid that took out the Dinosaurs!
    The Pundits only see everything as bad news for Obama.
    I think it is a bad habit!

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      This is against the Law blah blah blah…
      Go ahead, take it to Court, Hispanics will see the President sticking up for them more!

      • 86 criquet
        June 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        So he knows better than the ladies who are White House counsel ?
        Please , they are so transparent in the spinning for and repeating GOP talking points.

      • June 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

        Ruth Marcus- in reference to the Presidents speech yesterday- but, a Vote will not change the current state of politics.
        Oh, so She wants us to give up and stay Home?
        Wow! These pundits are a Trip!

    • 92 Bill
      June 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      His main gig is with The Washingtpn Post which is on its way to becoming irrelevant. Most of the WP Company profits now come from their Kaplin, Inc. unit, an online for profit educational service which rips off students using federal loans.

  15. 94 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Are they late? I have the window up and keep checking to see if I missed it or something…

    • June 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      yep, at whitehouse.gov/live it says ‘starting shortly’. grab a seat and put your feet up, this may take awhile.

      • 96 desertflower
        June 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        Ok, I’m not crazy. Thanks, cookemom:) Did the roof guys come yet? My pool guy is here now doing some work…

        • 97 Don
          June 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

          Pool guy?!?! I always knew you were 1%percenter desertflower, how’s the car elevator coming along?

        • June 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

          no, but he did forewarn me that it may be next week though, because of the pick up in his business. I guess that’s good news. Actually, last week my neighbor’s manufacturing company hired back 5 of the workers they laid off in the last 2 years. then this morning he told me they’re hiring back 10 more of them. this is on a permanent basis too. On my daily run through a industrial complex area, there are cars parked on Saturdays and Sundays. The parking lot use to be empty on the week-end. things are turning around out here. we don’t need no pundit telling us it isn’t.

          • June 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

            speaking of pools, I’m gonna have my pool guy (hubby) get busy on mine too. It’ll take awhile for him to blow it up for the grandkids. We’re expecting record temps this week.

    • 100 donna dem 4 obama
      June 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      He had that lunch today with those fundraiser winners and is probably running late.

      • 101 desertflower
        June 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        You’re right…I forgot. I would make him be late if that was me…would want to talk for hours and hours:) Make him late for dinner, too!

  16. June 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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  18. June 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    chris cilizza on msnbc is twisting and turning excruciatingly trying to make this announcement somehow “bad news for Obama”, “good news for Willard”. Big fail—–looks desperate.

  19. 106 Don
    June 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I was thinking the same thing dotster3.

  20. 107 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    PBO need to now tell people that agree we need true immigration reform to put people in office that feel the same way. If they want a permanent solution to this untenable problem, then WE THE PEOPLE need to put representatives in office that will work with the President to achieve this goal!

  21. June 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Not for 10 more minutes——2:00—–grrrrrr—–waiting and have to go out.

  22. 109 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Frigging van jones is now claiming for the president’s EO on deportation. Fucking unbelievable.

  23. 113 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    bw pundtwits can go collectively suck an egg. This election is being fought on a local level. If the poor red staters are smart, they will get on this bandwagon.

  24. 114 yardarm756
    June 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Howdy out there in TOD land. I got a bit of a late start but it appears you are all in divine order.
    That being the case I thought to share some more stuff from Yardarm’s E-mail Locker.

    Stay Young My Friend

    We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!

    HOW TO STAY YOUNG

    1.Try everything twice.
    On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”

    2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

    3. Keep learning:
    Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever…Never let the brain get idle.
    ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
    And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!

    4. Enjoy the simple things.

    5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

    6.. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on.
    The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

    7. Surround yourself with what you love: whether it’s family,pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever…Your home is your refuge.

    8. Cherish your health:
    If it is good, preserve it.
    If it is unstable, improve it.
    If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

    9. Don’t take guilt trips..
    Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

    10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

    (I love you, my special friends!)

    11. Forgive now those who made you cry.
    You might not get a second chance..

    And if you don’t send this to at least 4 people – who cares?
    But do share this with someone.

    Remember! Lost time can never be found.
    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

    Wine does not make you FAT …. it makes you LEAN ….
    (against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.)

  25. 117 Don
    June 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Seems like the MSM haz a sad.

  26. 118 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    from Balloon Juice:

    Obamaโ€™s immigration policy change will only have maximal political effect if the wingers freak about it and force Romney to condemn the brown enemy within.
    Those of you who consume winger media: how goes the freak out thus far?

    I’m guessing full blown freak mode…all is right in my world!

    • 119 Don
      June 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      They haven’t figured out what to freak out about desertlfower, President Obama has changed the game.

      • June 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

        They are saying it’s against the law! Jan brewer will give statement shortly on what she believes is amnesty from this WH!

        • 121 desertflower
          June 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

          WHO GIVES A WILD SHIT WHAT THAT EVIL IGNORANT CRYPTKEEPER HAS TO SAY! She’s just upset that she wants the police here to prepare themselves to check the immigration status of anyone BROWN that they pull over! Bitch!

    • June 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      “Obama seeks to nullifying immigration laws!”

      “, Obamaโ€™s ego has usurped his rationality and heโ€™s now ruthlessly going full steam ahead to try and hang on to his job. The ONLY job he has EVER cared about obviously. And if Congress gets in the way of his prospects he simply tells them to โ€˜go to hellโ€™ and does what he wants through executive fiat.”

      See, they are at their wit’s end, except for this guy, “The Democrats will NEVER acquiesce in the same way Republicans do.” He calls the ‘pubs wuzzes.

  27. 124 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    THE DREAM ACT: PRESIDENT OBAMA LEAVES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE DUST.

    Obama moves on immigration, fulfils a DREAM

    By Steve Benen

    ———————————-

    President Obama will announce today one of the biggest moves of his presidency on immigration policy, and in the process, will offer needed relief to hundreds of thousands of families.
    .
    .
    How does this relate to Obama’s new move? The president, no longer willing to wait for a dysfunctional and far-right Congress, will effectively implement the DREAM Act’s goals on his own — which is arguably the boldest thing he’s done since the 2010 midterms.
    .
    .
    Anti-immigrant Republicans will no doubt be apoplectic, but they live in a perpetual state of outrage anyway, and Obama wasn’t getting anywhere waiting for them to strike a broader compromise.

    ——————————————–

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/15/12238731-obama-moves-on-immigration-fulfils-a-dream?lite

    • 125 57andfemale
      June 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      I think the Koch Bros and Karl Rove should spend millions making ads about deporting children who have no memory of living anywhere than the U.S. of A. The good kids, the hardworking kids, the kids who stand on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq and every place where the U.S. needs them as opposed to Mitt Romney’s sons who lounge in mansions living off their trust funds.

      Who are the deserving Americans? Who are the ones who respect citizenship and only ask to use their minds and heart and civic pride to do well in this country.

      Go ahead. Spend millions. Please run those ads in NV, NM, AZ, TX, CO. Please.

  28. 126 Don
    June 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I guess Team Romney has been caught flat-footed by President Obama once again.

  29. June 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Was just home for lunch flipping through the channels, waiting for PBO in the Rose Garden.

    On the Fox News channel, Megyn Kelly angrily said “The president is SUPPOSED to be out, discussing his . We DON’T KNOW why he’s late. But does he even have THE RIGHT to do this? After his SPEECH, we will have a FAIR and BALANCED DEBATE about it”. Yeah, right – of course you will!

  30. 132 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    • 133 nathkatun7
      June 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      In more plain language, spoken by regular folks, Steve Benen is talking about ” Romney’s Top 20 biggest” LIES “of the week.” I still don’t understand why journalists are afraid of using the word lie or calling people who lie, liars. For example: Romney saying that President Obama has signed “Zero” trade agreements with foreign countries is a blatant lie. I suppose Benen might have not wanted to use the word lie if it turned out Romney really didn’t know that President Obama has signed trade agreements and was simply repeating a talking point fed to him by his staff which is either unethical or incompetent.

  31. 134 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    WH link on now…birds are even happy!

  32. 135 sherijr
    June 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I hear birdies… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I guess they’;re speaking first, then POTUS.

  33. 136 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Awww….looks like MSM has a sad that Pres. Obama didn’t bow and scrape at their feet before he announced policies relating to the Dream Act. Frankly, they could all take a long walk off a short pier.

  34. 139 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    https://twitter.com/NancyPelosi/status/213695064059293698

  35. 144 Liberal Librarian
    June 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

  36. 150 Liberal Librarian
    June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    OK, I’m reading someone is interrupting PBO. Who the fuck is it and what’s he saying?

    • 151 yardarm756
      June 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Don’t know who LL but it speaks to how rude we’ve become. It wouldn’t happen under other circumstances. Know what I mean.

      • 152 Liberal Librarian
        June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        Mmmhmm, oh, I know what you mean.

        How’d he get a fucking press pass?

        • 153 57andfemale
          June 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm

          If this mob had to prove they deserved a press pass there’d be no press.

        • 154 yardarm756
          June 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

          Don’t know but according to the pundits on Tamron Hall the guy spoke with a British acccent. This kinda explains it since they’re a rude lot anyway.

    • 155 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      “What about American workers that are unemployed and you want to employ foreign workers’ THESE PEOPLE ARE SO FUCKING IGNORANT. i WANT TO SCREAM!

      They ARE Americans!!

      • 156 susanne
        June 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        well, that’s an obvious line they’ll use, because that’s the line the anti-immigration (and racist) people have been using for countless generations, all over the world.

  37. June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    What idiot is interrupting —–why is a heckler hanging out in the rose garden? Beyond rude and a display of hate.

  38. 158 Melanie
    June 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Do we seriously have a heckler in the Rose Garden?? The friggin Rose Garden!! Guarantee you that this becomes the story the media will fixate on. So mad right now I can barely type.

  39. June 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  40. 160 Bill R.
    June 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Who is the rude idiot interrupting and arguing? He needs to be expelled from the WHPC?

  41. 161 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    This bj thread on hilarious wingnutz mouthbreathers’ reaction and msm freakout. I am loving it. Apparently steve fucking king is gonna sue.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/06/15/le-freak-cest-chic-2

    First support for SSM. Now this. “Chicago style” politics people. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      That is great! The President set a trap. The more they creakily, the more the President looks like a hero!

    • 163 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Sue whom? Steve King is an embarrassment to humankind…wait, is he human?

    • 164 theo67
      June 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      This is a good way to look at it. This puts the Rubio fake Dream Act in the spotlight, since the GOP are screeching about this temporary measure that the President is putting in place. It makes it clear that they don’t actually intend to offer any real solution – even if they use the same terminology as the real Dream Act.

  42. June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    They interrupted the President in the Rose Garden! Fuckers!

  43. 166 tally
    June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

  44. June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Said heckler had a temporary press pass——reporters did not recognize——said to have a British accent.

  45. June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Who was that rude asshole that interrupted the President? He should be banned from any other press settings.

  46. 173 anniebella
    June 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Who was the loud mouth showing such disrespect as the President spoke? I bet he was a Romney plant.

  47. 174 Bill R.
    June 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    That idiot won’t play well and should create sympathy for the President.

  48. 175 Don
    June 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Where was the fucking secret service? This fucking guy could have had a gun or something.

  49. 185 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    By the way….asshole heckler…about that pass into the WH…you can kiss that goodbye!

  50. June 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  51. 189 Me4obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    That Motherfucker won’t be back at the whitehouse. Thank you Mr. President

  52. June 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    He yelled back at that Guy saying, because it’s the right thing to do, three times shaking his Finger.
    Hispanic community, the President just stuck up for you all.
    Tweet away…

  53. 192 Don
    June 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    So now, how does Marco Rubio continue to support the Republicans seeing as they want to kick everyone out.

  54. June 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    AndreTโ€@Vincy25And2

    If the idiot don’t like what he’s hearing, he should do what the other fools do…go on FAUX NEWS …i’m steaming

  55. 194 Liberal Librarian
    June 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  56. 196 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    The asshole who rudely interrupted PBO is Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) from The Daily Caller. Love PBO for looking him in the eye and calling his BS out.

    He’s calling Hispanic immigrants foreigners & yelling that they’re taking American jobs. He’s a foreigner himself. But hey it’s ok if you’re white. You can’t be a foreigner then. Fucking twerp!

  57. June 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Twitter says the guy is from the Daily Caller and his name is Neil Munro.

  58. 201 sherijr
    June 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Oh lord I’m furious.. have tweeted that rude bigoted jerk. Cannot abide that sort of behavior toward POTUS. Another reason to detest the media.

  59. June 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I googled this jerk and he is obviously a rightwinger.

  60. 203 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I would love to see the clip of PBO swatting him down. Hope the latinos, especially the ones in FL, are watching this and learning who is on their side really.

  61. June 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Tweet from

    John King (@JohnKingCNN)
    6/15/12 2:20 PM
    The stunt dummy interrupting POTUS during statement hurts whatever cause he represents by being rude. #showrespect #cnn

  62. June 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    This is what I sent him:

    @NeilMunroDC are you not also a foreiner taking an AMERICAN job? ur disrespect of the PRESIDENT shows u as more than a FOOL

  63. 207 overseasgranny
    June 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Daily Caller = Tucker Carlson. Right wing.

    • 208 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Hope Tucker’s proud of his unprofessional staff

      • 209 overseasgranny
        June 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        I hope the Daily Caller’s press credentials to the WH are pulled asap. Not tomorrow, but today! Someone yells out like that, what else might he do?

  64. 210 Liberal Librarian
    June 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  65. 211 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Another idiot. Wonder if he talked to Jan this morning….gee, wonder if he can bring back Reagan and threaten to sue HIM, too!

  66. 213 4morefor44
    June 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    the heckler is paid money by tucker carlson to do that. he’ll be a hero on the wingnut welfare circuit, which doesn’t generate any profit whatsoever. the freemarket says pr groups like tucker carlson’s shouldn’t exist, yet a few billionaires pay for it all, and this heckler will now get a significant pay raise from those billionaires. mission accomplished for him.

    on the other hand, i’m working a bunch of people today who are talking about the announcement, and not one person has referenced at all. this is just for political junkies. the main issue is what people are talking about, and that’s good for us.

  67. June 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I see Munro features a photo of himself confronting Eric Holder on his twitter acct.——looks to me like he may have a prob with black men in power

    https://twitter.com/KayDubzHU/status/213699130986471427

  68. 215 purpleshoesla
    June 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    “IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO”. Exactly Mr. President. Thank you! Kickin’ ass and taking names and forcefully calling out the Repugs.

    TOD Folks, our illustrious Prez just said It’s time for Congress to act and there’s no reason why they can’t come together and get the Dream Act done. Our Prez didn’t have time for the Daily Caller pinhead and neither should we. May I gently suggest that we collectively harness our outrage and Twitter power regarding the Daily Caller pinhead and blast that white hot heat right now on our Congress critters instead? I just fired off emails to Boxer, Feinstein and Karen Bass..

  69. 216 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    adept2u โ€@adept2u
    Republicans it sounds like you think the Dream thing is good politics, so why didn’t you pass it in congress and get some love too #racist
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    Smile

  70. June 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    This jackass has really crossed a very BIG boundary. I now see a tweet that the Daily Caller is sending protestors to the WH now.

    Bring it!

  71. 219 Me4obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Fuck Fuck Fuck the Media. You have created this kind of environment for the President to be disrespected. Fuck you Ass***hes.

    • 220 4morefor44
      June 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      that’s exactly right. all this happens now so easily because of the nonstop obama-hate from the media. john roberts helped amplify it with his purposeful (in my opinion) flubbing of the oath of office. it’s been nonstop 24/7 ever since, and this paid propagandist today purposefully attempted to erode it even further. fortunately, PBO is so frickin smart and ready for them, he’ll handle it and actually turn it against them. we’ve got to get PBO back the house and stronger senate. i’m in!!!!

  72. 221 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Bingo.

    • 222 purpleshoesla
      June 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      It was more than subtext imho, but a more “in your face you lazyass mofos” kinda text, Amk. ๐Ÿ˜†

  73. 223 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    NBC’s Mike Viqueira says the man who tried to interrupt the president was not a member of the regular White House press corps and didn’t have his idnetification handy.

    Someone else should be in trouble for this slip.

  74. 229 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  75. 230 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  76. 231 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Oh look…he IS an immigrant
    Heckler identified himself as Neil Monroe (sp?) with the Daily Caller. Says he’s an immigrant himself. Then walked off.
    โ€” @brianbeutler via Echofon

  77. 233 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I just read on Dk that CNN brought on Joe Arpiao to discuss this….balance? WTF is wrong with them. TeaNN is right. They’ve gone off the rails. Thanks, Ted Turner

  78. 236 Bill R.
    June 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hey, the Romney plant is okay because he is a white immigrant. It’s the brown folk who are the problem.

  79. 237 Bill R.
    June 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    RT @HuffPostDC: The growing crowd in support of the DREAM Act in front of the White House. http://bit.ly/LLWmCw

  80. 238 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  81. 241 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Can someone send this to Steve King? Ask him if he remembers what REAL amnesty looked like? That was ok by me, too

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128303672

    A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants

  82. 242 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    They are ramming the thugs from every direction. Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. 245 yardarm756
    June 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    O/T. A week end laugh.

    New Mexico Chili Cookoff

    If you can read this whole story without laughing, then there’s no hope for you. I was crying by the end. This is an actual account as relayed to paramedics at a chili cook-off in New Mexico .

    Note: Please take time to read this slowly.

    If you pay attention to the first two judges,

    the reaction of the third judge is even better.

    For those of you who have lived in New Mexico , you know how true this is. They actually have a Chili Cook-off about the time Halloween comes around. It takes up a major portion of a parking lot at the Santa Fe Plaza . Judge #3 was an inexperienced Chile taster named Frank, who was visiting from Springfield , IL .

    Frank: Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table, asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (Native New Mexicans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy; and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted and became Judge #3.

    Here are the scorecard notes from the event:

    CHILI # 1 – MIKE’S MANIAC MONSTER CHILI

    Judge # 1 — A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick.

    Judge # 2 — Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.

    Judge # 3 (Frank) — Holy crap, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that’s the worst one. These New Mexicans are crazy.

    CHILI # 2 – EL RANCHO’S AFTERBURNER CHILI

    Judge # 1 — Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang.

    Judge # 2 — Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

    Judge # 3 — Keep this out of the reach of children. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me theHeimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.

    CHILI # 3 – ALFREDO’S FAMOUS BURN DOWN THE BARN CHILI

    Judge # 1 — Excellent firehouse chili. Great kick.

    Judge # 2 — A bit salty, good use of peppers.

    Judge # 3 — Call the EPA. I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting sh*t-faced from all of the beer.

    CHILI # 4=2 0- BUBBA’S BLACK MAGIC

    Judge # 1 — Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

    Judge # 2 — Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.

    Judge # 3 — I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the beer maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills. This 300 lb. Woman is starting to look HOT … Just like this nuclear waste I’m eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac?

    CHILI # 5 – LISA’S LEGAL LIP REMOVER

    Judge # 1 — Meaty, strong chili. Jalapeno peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.

    Judge # 2 — Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit the jalapeno peppers make a strong statement.

    Judge # 3 — My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted, and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I’m burning my lips off.. It really ticks me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw them.

    CHILI # 6 – VARGA’S VERY VEGETARIAN VARIETY

    Judge # 1 — Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spices and peppers.

    Judge # 2 — The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, garlic. Superb.

    Judge # 3 — My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulfuric flames. I crapped on myself when I farted, and I’m worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that Sally. Can’t feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my butt with a snow cone.

    CHILI # 7 – SUSAN’S SCREAMING SENSATION CHILI

    Judge # 1 — A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.

    Judge # 2 — Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. **I should take note that I am worried about Judge #3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.

    Judge # 3 — You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn’t feel a thing. I’ve lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava to match my shirt. At least during the autopsy, they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to stop breathing. It’s too painful. Screw it; I’m not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.

    CHILI # 8 – BIG TOM ‘S TOENAIL CURLING CHILI

    Judge # 1 — The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili. Not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.

    Judge # 2 — This final entry is a good, balanced chili. Neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge #3 farted, passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going to make it. Poor fella, wonder how he’d have reacted to really hot chili?

    Judge # 3 — No report.

  84. 250 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    How do U get the Beltway media to become distracted for a policy (immigration) that Romney has no answer for? You plant a loudmouth in the WH press corp to be rude and disrespectful and voila…..

  85. 252 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  86. 258 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  87. 262 Bill R.
    June 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    After a permanent ban on Daily Caller, consideration should be given to throwing the whole bunch of beltway reports out for good. And whoever gave a press pass to Neil Munro should be fired or reassigned to answering the phone.

  88. 263 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Neil Munro is trending on Twitter – click on that on the left – then RETWEET the good ones – rub the GOP’s face in it!

  89. 264 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

  90. 265 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    PINOCCHIO MITT’S CAMPAIGN STRATEGY:

    A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

    — Mark Twain

    The debunking of Mitt Romney’s lies never get the full coverage they deserve from the mainstream media. This is what Mitt Romney banks on while he confuses the public and muddies the waters.

    (h/t Bob Cesca’s 6/14 podcast)

  91. 266 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

  92. 270 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

  93. 271 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • 272 57andfemale
      June 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Gee, a kid who knows no other home than the U.S., works hard in school, is prepared to defend his country with his life (I”m talking to YOU, Willard and your cowardly sons) aren’t ‘American’?

      They are what it means to be American, Neil Munro you asshole.

  94. 273 itgurl_29
    June 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  95. 274 Dona McNealy
    June 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    So, they dogged Bill Clinton with White Water and Vince Foster, stole the election from Al Gore, swift -boated John Kerry and now you come to Barack Obama. He has no skeletons in his closet ( no bad real estate deals- the Rezko furor did not take), not cheating on his wife ( planting an intern would not work) has no criminal relatives ( his aunt came here on her own and is not leaning on the WH for support), so what can they use?
    Lets see, Barack Obama is smart, savvy, erudite, handsome, has a model family and most importantly, his character is above reproach. The only weapon that COULD work is to de-legitimize him by blocking all his policy initiatives, forcing him to plead for passage and for confirmations of his appointees. Also continue to use the media to embarass the president on every occasion. The ONLY thing they have not done yet is to call him the N word in public.

  96. 276 Dona McNealy
    June 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    To continue my comment for above, they ( these right wing nut jobs) have forgotten who they are dealing with. Barack Obama is the SAME person who had rocks thrown at him as a child in Indonesia. It did not faze him then, it will not faze him now.

  97. 277 AnnieNeroda
    June 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I’m a little late today — just watched PBOs speech. I can see from the previous posts who the heckler was, but I cannot make out what it was he said. Did anybody catch it??
    P.S. Being an Arizonan fighting for the immigrants here, I am thrilled with today’s content — regardless of the idiot heckler.


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