109 Responses to “President Obama on Student Loan Interest Rates”

  1. 9 Allison
    June 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats Derbingle!

  2. 13 desertflower
    June 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    thinkprogress Romney on SuperPACs, Dec 20: “If we coordinate in any way whatsoever, we go to the big house.” Romney this weekend –> thkpr.gs/NnzzPb
    10 minutes ago 路 reply 路 retweet 路 favorite

    Yet he’s meeting with Rove in Utah….rules aren’t made for him

    • June 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      That “rule”, i.e., law is one ridiculous joke that is a big FU to the general public, to democracy. All they have to do is provide a closed retreat and make us PROVE that collusion occurred. Hey, it’s only a group of panelists/SNARK! Absolutely nothing else transpires after the panels are over, like in the bar, hallways, etc.

  3. 15 sherijr
    June 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    twitter not working again.. couldn’t send my tweet.. and now can’t get back on. whaaa!

  4. 34 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Obama Campaign: Romney Will Veto The DREAM Act, Full Stop

    President Obama鈥檚 re-election campaign is highlighting MItt Romney鈥檚 opopsition to the DREAM Act, which he has pledged to veto, saying his softer tone on immigration can鈥檛 be trusted. Romney has not walked back his opposition to allowing young illegal immigrants who attend college a path to citizenship, but has suggested he might be open to allowing some who serve in the military some kind of residency and did not rule out keeping Obama鈥檚 recent executive order limiting deportations while he works on his own plan.

    鈥淭oday, Mitt Romney told the largest national gathering of Hispanic elected officials: 鈥榃hen I make a promise to you – I will keep it,鈥欌 the Obama campaign鈥檚 director of Hispanic Press Gabriela Domenzain said in a statement. 鈥滲ut in front of an audience of Republican primary voters, he called the DREAM Act a 鈥榟andout鈥 and promised to veto it. Now, after seven days of refusing to say whether or not he鈥檇 repeal the Obama administration鈥檚 immigration action that prevents young people who were brought here through no fault of their own as children from being deported, we should take him at his word that he will veto the DREAM Act as president.鈥


    • 35 jacquelineoboomer
      June 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      … which is why we will never let Romney get anywhere near the White House, among a million other reasons I can think of, off the top of my head, too numerous to note here.

  5. 36 sherijr
    June 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I’ll say this, it is a crying bloody shame that our President has to continually go on national teevee to get our help to pressure Congress to do their effing job. I’m to the point where I’m ready to see both Pelosi and Reid stage a great big democratic walkout and tell the repubs to kiss their asses. If we don’t vote these repubthugs out of office, we are a sorry lot.. we dems I mean- we do have the power to make this happen.

    • 37 sherijr
      June 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      at this point I honestly believe the republicans will allow these interest rates to double merely to hurt all of us- they’ve done absolutely nothing that the majority of this country have asked them to do, why would they start now?

    • 38 desertflower
      June 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      A million times over. If they just ALL walked out en masse and told them that until they decide they want to work for the people, not corporations that feed them money to keep the JOBS THEY REFUSE TO DO….then kiss my ass.I would cheer

      • 39 sherijr
        June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

        Seriously df, I wonder would happen if they did just that. Finally the media would be forced to report on the facts of how the gop have obstructed every positive bill put up to help the country.

        • 40 desertflower
          June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

          Totally agree…but it would have to be ALL of them…and as amk says…we have some spineless ones in there, that quite frankly, are just as bad as the Repubs.

          • 41 sherijr
            June 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

            I agree. It would cost the dems on some level to do such a thing.. but I wonder at this point if we should suggest to them it may well be worth the cost.. as we are fed up as a majority as to how Congress is being run these days. And the polls do tell us that the majority are not happy with Congress.

            • 42 desertflower
              June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

              I think they have a 13% favorability rating. In other words, they suck . Dems walking wouldn’t show weakness to me, just determination to do something for the people…they could have a news conference before they walked and say why…and name every single RW obstruction since 2010…list them all off…then let everyone know that they want to get work done, but they are done dealing with these 2 year olds.

    • 44 amk for obama
      June 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      I am all for all the dems walking out and calling their goopers’ bluff. But that would be too much to expect from these spineless wonders called dems.

      • 45 sherijr
        June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

        agree amk. I think protocol comes into play on something like this… the dems in Congress have always been all about the ‘rules’. Possibly its time we told them we are quite fine with them breaking the ‘rules’ to spotlight the republican destruction. If they don’t make a stand for our young college students on these interest rates.. then we really need to think about demanding they stand up.. because the republicans will never listen to us.

  6. 46 desertflower
    June 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    can someone with FB post this at Charles Pierce?


    I really hate that some sites only do FB…shuts people out

  7. 49 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    White House Stands By Holder On Fast And Furious

    The White House is standing by Attorney General Eric Holder as the House prepares to vote on a resolution finding him in contempt of Congress next week for allegedly not complying with a subpoena seeking documents related to the botched ATF operation known as Fast and Furious.

    鈥淭he president has full confidence in the attorney general,鈥 White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday. 鈥淲e have been and will continue to engage in an effort to resolve this and await a demonstration of an interest to resolve this in a way that isn鈥檛 all about political theater.鈥

    Separately, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters he thought Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was grasping for a scalp because 鈥 despite declaring Obama 鈥渙ne of the most corrupt presidents in modern times鈥 鈥 he has failed to make any big waves as chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

    鈥淚 believe it鈥檚 a show of frustration on behalf of chairman Issa 鈥 that he was going to come in and get all this oversight of the Obama administration,鈥 Hoyer told reporters, according to TPM鈥檚 Brian Beutler.

  8. June 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    AP poll
    Obama 47-44!

  9. 54 proudofobama
    June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Darn it, twitter.

  10. 59 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Mitt Romney said he would 鈥渞eplace鈥 and 鈥渟upercede鈥 President Obama鈥檚 new mini-DREAM Act at the National Association Of Latino Elected Officials in Florida on Thursday.

    鈥淗e did nothing to advance a permanent fix for our broken immigration system,鈥 Romney said. 鈥漈he president has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on day one, but didn鈥檛.鈥

    鈥淚 will put in place my own long-term order, that will replace and supersede the president鈥檚 temporary measure,鈥 Romney added.



    Who thinks this group does not know the Dream Act was filibustered in Dec.of 2010 ?

    • 60 COS
      June 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      So what is his plan for immigration???? Talk and pandering is cheap.

      • 61 Linda
        June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        I don’t even know what a ” long term order ” is… Sounds like he thinks he can do an executive order…..which he cannot.

    • 62 ChristiMTL
      June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      ….when he said the President had a huge majority for 2 years and did nothing…..yea he had majority in the house but no way in the Senate. Al Franklen wasn’t seated for months and all the blue dogs…not to mention Liberman!……He’s such a pathological liar……yuck!

    • 63 theo67
      June 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      The President didn’t want to do it on Day One because he thought he was working with a Congress that actually wanted to solve problems, not just win elections. That’s why this is a temporary fix – to see if congress can live up to the expectations that they are actually there to serve the country and its people – not just line their own pockets and grandstand.

  11. 64 xtine
    June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned from his position on Thursday in the wake of a health scare that prompted media scrutiny.

  12. June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    just saw my first anti-ACA ad on CNN. My new job has a television in the break room. I don’t usually see daytime commercials. some doctor saying the new health care law may mean she mayl have to give up her patients and it would it would add to deficit…yada yada yada. I may have to start bringing in my headphones.

    • 66 amk for obama
      June 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      yeah, ACA is all about doctors and fuck the patients. She probably was skimming off the system and now is in a bind because the trough is being closed.

  13. June 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm


    Ann Romney’s High Horse
    Super Hit had Butorphanol, Delomidine, Romifidine, and Xylatine in its system at the time of his sale, according to court documents. Testified an expert: 鈥淚n my 38 years of practice, I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time.鈥

    Ann Romney found herself briefly the subject of a lawsuit at whose core, according to court documents, was a heavily-medicated horse.
    Romney and her trainers sold the horse, Super Hit, in 2008 for $125,000. And Super Hit had what a prominent veterinarian described as a staggering quantity of drugs in its system at the time of its examination before being sold, according to a toxicology report that’s part of the lawsuit over the horse’s condition.

    The lawsuit, which was mentioned in a New York Times story last month, was filed in 2010 by a woman in San Diego who had bought Super Hit from Romney and her trainers, Jan and Amy Ebeling. The woman, Catherine Norris, sued Romney for fraud after the horse allegedly proved physically incapable of performing as a dressage horse.
    The case with Romney was settled last September and she is no longer involved in the lawsuit.


  14. 72 japa21
    June 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Regarding tweeter being shut down it isn’t that hard to figure out why. Whio has more followers, PBO or Romney? FLOTUS or Ann? Dems or Reps?
    Where do all the facts really get exposed?
    Obviously, this is all a Republican conspiracy.

  15. June 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    What did Robney say about immigration, how was it received?

  16. 74 Sosena
    June 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Jim Acosta Reports On Undocumented Student Who Confronted Mitt Romney Af…: http://youtu.be/RlrBnaY0XOE via @youtube

    • June 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      I love the understatement at the very end: “I will tell you – There were some people in this room who were disappointed…” – SOME? Well, possibly, since most everyone had no expectations to start with.

    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      June 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Somebody confronted Romney? Did Willard cry like a baby?

  17. June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Romney: “I will stand for a path to legal status for anyone who is willing to stand up and defend this great nation through military service.”

    Military service, just not for his sons!

  18. 82 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm


  19. 83 japa21
    June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Wherein Pierce observes that the Reopublicans have exposed the real reason they are going after Holder. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Why_Pelosi_Is_Correct_Today

  20. 86 desertflower
    June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Whoever didn’t see RM’s most excellent show yesterday…it is a MUST SEE!!!! She breaks things down perfectly…with some surprises


  21. 87 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Greetings TODers

    Sept. 11 Cancer Victims To Get Medical Coverage From U.S.


  22. 91 ChristiMTL
    June 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Yea Twitter is working for me now…….I just retweeted Bobfr’ tweet………

  23. 92 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Mitt Romney鈥檚 talking points about Pres. Obama鈥檚 health care plan debunked by CBO director


  24. June 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    WASHINGTON鈥擯resident Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is launching the first in a series of television ads seeking to boost support among women.

    Raise Your Voice
    Care about the campaign? Click to write to the candidates.
    The ad highlights the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to seek the same pay as men for doing the same work. It was the first law Obama signed after taking office.

    The ad says that Obama, as the son of a single mother and the father of two daughters, knows that paying women less than men is unfair and hurts families.


  25. 96 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Infographic: Top 10 States with High Concentrations of Potential Voters


  26. 97 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    The Key Part Of Mitt Romney鈥檚 Tax Plan He Won鈥檛 Tell You About


  27. June 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 06/21/2012
    On immigration, Mitt Romney dodges yet again
    By Greg Sargent

    The other day, Mitch McConnell said that Republicans were not going to take a position on Obama鈥檚 new anti-deportation policy until Mitt Romney signaled his own stance on it, which McConnell predicted would happen at today鈥檚 speech to Hispanic elected officials. 鈥淲e鈥檙e going to wait and see what Governor Romney has to say,鈥 McConnell said.

    If McConnell is hoping for more clarity than Romney has offered so far, he鈥檚 going to have to keep waiting. During his speech today, Romney again declined to say directly what he would do about Obama鈥檚 policy.

    Here鈥檚 the key bit, from the prepared remarks:

    Last week, the President finally offered a temporary measure that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election. After three and a half years of putting every issue from loan guarantees for his donors to Cash For Clunkers before immigration, now the President has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on Day One. I think you deserve better.
    Some people have asked if I will let stand the President鈥檚 executive action. The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the President鈥檚 temporary measure. As President, I won鈥檛 settle for a stop-gap measure. I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution.


    鈥淗e threw sand in the face of his audience, to try to make himself sound like an immigration reformer,鈥 says Sharry, who has said positive things about Rubio鈥檚 DREAM alternative. 鈥淭he best you can say about his speech is that he was saying, `I鈥檓 not the nativist I played in the primaries.鈥欌


    • 99 Linda
      June 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Good… the audience did not buy it. But someone needs to tell Sharry that Rubio NEVER had any legislation on paper….he was just giving them lip service the whole time.

  28. June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Is this for REAL?

    • 101 japa21
      June 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I doubt it is real, although there are reports that he has told Scott to lay low on the improving economy in Florida talk. So this would represent the gist of the message.

  29. 102 whatisworking
    June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Consumer Confidence in U.S. Rises for Fourth Consecutive Week


  30. June 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    30k Female voters in Florida will vote for the President over Robney by 3-1 margin-


    This is wonderful. Please tweet this to Axelrod and Lis Smith!

  31. 106 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Ok, my new post is up on TPV. I get a little geeky: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/06/gop-should-probably-study-some-roman.html

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      June 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Just read your post….very good, as usual. I must see if I can get the books you referenced at my local library in Pasadena. You would love this city, there seems to be a library on every block. When I moved here we voted that for more property taxes to fund the libraries. I was so proud of the citzens here when it passed. I was however, not pleased that they would not fund the local schools with a small increase in property taxes.

      • 108 Liberal Librarian
        June 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        Love to visit Pasadena, but way too hot there in the summer. I like living by LAX where it’s cooler.

        • 109 0388jojothecat
          June 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

          When Tally does her Edgar Allen Poe short plays you and the Mrs. LL must come out to San Marino, it’s was at night on a full moon and the weather was perfect…no need for a coat.

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