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Heads up: President Obama speaking at NALEO conference

**** This might start early, I’ve seen 1:25 in some schedules ****

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180 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama speaking at NALEO conference”


  1. 1 theo67
    June 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Why not.

  2. 6 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I’m READY!!!!!!!!

  3. 7 GGail
    June 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Good west coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family!

    Congrats theo67 🙂

  4. June 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Are there any photos anywhere of Romney speaking at NALEO? Anybody know the number in attendance? Thanks!

  5. 13 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    You call it potato, I call it …

    many more recipients in my TL 😉

    #FORWARD

  6. 14 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Heads Up: C-SPAN ONE will be airing PBO’s address to NALEO at 1:40PM ET LIVE on TV.

  7. 19 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats to Mary Cheney…she married her partner:) Thank you, PBO!!!

    • 20 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS TO Mary & Heather!!!

      And, a little LOLGOP ….

      BTW, you will want to avoid a Twitter search on Mary Cheney – super vile tweets!!!

      #PRESSON

      • 21 desertflower
        June 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        WTH is wrong with those people? If THEY are miserable, I guess they think that no one else deserves to be happy. Geesh…they lead an ugly life

    • 22 daisydem
      June 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      evev I can feel good about that … for her – I hate her father and what he did to this country and what he continues to do sometimes using his other progeny, Liz.

  8. 23 Linda
    June 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Florida received over 11 billion in Recovery Act funds….I hope he mentions it.

  9. 24 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I had forgotten about this!!!!!!

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/22/will-text-message-contributions-save-obama-s-reelection-effort.html

    A new FEC ruling opens the door for political contributions by text message. Miranda Green on why the shift favors small donors—and the president.

  10. 27 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    JUST CALLED FOR EVERYONE TO SIT>>>WILL BEGIN SOON

  11. 28 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    “Program will begin shortly, please take your seats ….” and get ready to FLY!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 29 lisalovesobama
    June 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I’m here!!!! don’t start without me!!!

  13. June 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Gees……..hubby and I getting ready to eat lunch so I can’t watch. PLEASE, please tell me there’ll be a way I can see entire thing later.

    • 33 symmetry11
      June 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Did you get the email about going to see FLOTUS in Memphis? I can’t go b/c I can’t off from work. If you can, contact Kathy Manning.

      • June 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        No, I didn’t. when is it?

        • 35 symmetry11
          June 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

          Thursday, June 28. The deadline to request tickets or volunteer is on Sunday.

          • June 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

            Thanks. Sadly, no way I could make it and especially at this late notice. 😦

          • 37 LadyTNT
            June 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

            Symmetry, I live in Memphis!! I didn’t receive an email. Do you already have to be apart of OFA. If you could please send me the email, so that I can get a ticket or volunteer. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!! I will definitely take off that day!!! I’m on twitter and I think I could try to DM you, if you’re willing to send me the email.

            • 38 symmetry11
              June 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

              This is the information that I got from my local OFA person.

              From: Justin Wilkins [mailto:JWilkins@barackobama.com]
              Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:54 PM
              To: Jennifer Buck Wallace
              Cc: Patrick Hamilton; Daniel O’Donnell; Katy Graham; Lee Levine; ericasmessage@yahoo.com; suzanne.snurpus@live.com; Lenda Sherrell (sherrell@mindspring.com); sherriedavis75@gmail.com; Patricia Hattery; FuentesM
              Subject: RE: Volunteers for First Lady Memphis Event
              Importance: High

              Hey everyone – I wanted to do a quick summary on how folks can get involved with FLOTUS event in Memphis so that we minimize folks falling through cracks.

              There are three ways people can participate in the First Lady Event in Memphis, for each category I’ve split it 50/50 with the State & Local Party and with OFA volunteers. The DNC, OFA HQ may have request they’ve included we’ve had to accommodate and those are outlined in the spreadsheet too… but hopefully everyone feels like this is really fair & transparent way to make sure we are as inclusive as possible of all the members of our big family. We are trying to take care of (OFA Volunteers, State Party volunteers, Local Party volunteers, Elected officials/allies, DNC, OFA HQ and other allies.) Just to manage expectations, I usually tell our volunteers that, ‘nothing is final until after it has already happened.’

              1. Photoline

              2. Comp Tickets (General Admission)

              3. Volunteer Slots

              Deadline & Requirements for each are below.

              Deadlines & Requirements

              1. Photoline (10 slots)

              a. Deadline: TONIGHT (ASAP)

              b. Requirements:

              i. VITALS (First, Middle, Last, Social, Date of Birth, Gender, Passport # (if avail), Employer, Occupation, Phone, Email, Short Bio/bullet point, picture if possible

              2. Comp Tickets (General Admission) (20 party/20 OFA)

              a. Deadline: SUNDAY

              b. Requirements:

              i. First, Middle, Last, Phone, Email, Employer, Occupation (flag electeds)

              3. Volunteer Slots (25 slots) (13 party / 12 OFA)

              a. Deadline: SUNDAY

              b. Requirements:

              i. First, Last, Phone, Email

              Everyone should also have a list in mind that goes beyond this on the off-chance we get to open up some more comp tickets. I’ll save this email chain and use it to update everyone in-state about FLOTUS Memphis event as things develop.

              I don’t know about you guys but I’m pretty stoked we get the First Lady in Tennessee again, twice in one day! That’s a big deal.

              No doubt due to Chip’s hard work & TNDP teams great support nationally on the fundraisers & our TN OFA volunteer teams working so hard to top the national leaderboards on North Carolina support & showing they’re building a strong operation.

              Go team,

              Justin


              Justin Wilkins
              Tennessee State Director
              Obama for America

  14. 39 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Hilda Solis!!!!

  15. 40 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    When you get around to it..EXTREMELY long list of Benen’s list of Mitt lies

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/22/12359704-chronicling-mitts-mendacity-vol-xxiii?lite

  16. 44 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    She is recognizing the vital importancre of NALEO to advancing the causes of the Latino community.

    #PRESSON

  17. June 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Hilda Solis is on now. I guess she will be introducing our President.

  18. 46 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

  19. 48 Linda
    June 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) went after the president on Friday for how he has handled immigration and Latino issues, while also saying he wouldn’t use his speech for the purpose.

    “I was tempted to come here today and rip open the policies of the administration. … I was tempted to tell you, ‘They haven’t been here in three years — what a coincidence, it’s an election year,'” Rubio told Latinos at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, receiving the loudest applause of any moment during the speech. “I was tempted to tell you, ‘Why didn’t he make this issue a priority?'”

    “But that’s not the direction I want to go with my speech,” he continued.

  20. 52 criquet
    June 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

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  23. June 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    UT,
    I see several of your tweets over at # FL2012, good job!

  24. 57 Linda
    June 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Romney Doesn’t Dispute He Helped Send Jobs Overseas, Tells Press To Call It ‘Offshoring’ Not ‘Outsourcing’

    http://thinkprogress.org/

    Did Mitt get a memo from Frank Luntz ?

  25. June 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Applause lines???
    Cuban Republicans in the Crowd, I assume?

  26. 60 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The history lesson on immigration reform begins…….

  27. 61 criquet
    June 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  28. 62 criquet
    June 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  29. 63 Liberal Librarian
    June 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    OT, but shit may have just gotten real. BBC is reporting that Syria may have shot down a Turkish fighter jet.

  30. 67 criquet
    June 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    And BOOM:

    • 68 Vicki
      June 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Boom! Best quote of the speech. PBO hit a home run and not only a political home run, a heart warming ees fill with tears beauty.

    • June 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      That statement made people sit up and attend to the speech! Romney, Corp. is going to be spitting angry. And it’s on tape — Romney that is!

    • 70 donna dem 4 obama
      June 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      THIS!!!!

      Man Oh Man that was the money quote right there!

    • 71 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Good coverage from David … check his TL …

      A little something for Markie as he awaits a missive from his alter ego 😉

      #PRESSON

    • 72 Cha
      June 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Boom de Boom Boom Boom! PObama’s facts following willard the lying rat is priceless!

    • 73 nathkatun7
      June 23, 2012 at 2:13 am

      President Obama was brilliant! Basically, he told people not to just take his (the President’s) word; rather, he challenged them to check out what Romney promised during the Republican primaries. Romney is on record, and on Camera, promising to veto the DREAM Act if he were elected President. He was relentless in attacking Rick Perry for allowing undocumented children of immigrants to attend schools without paying out of state tuition. The President made sure that neither Romney nor his mainstream media enablers can spin, or shake, their way out of this one.

  31. 74 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    President Obama hung “I’ll veto the Dream Act” around #EtchaSketchMitt’s neck …

    #PRESSON

  32. 78 sherijr
    June 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    He is such a champion on all levels. So happy I didn’t miss this speech.

  33. 79 Tally
    June 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Smackin’ the podium never gets old!!! 😀 😀 😀

  34. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    June 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Just sayin….You Nailed It President Obama!!!!!!!!!!

  35. 86 Tally
    June 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    So…….. here’s what I’m thinking……

    SCOTUS on ACA will be on Monday, since Tuesday they’re OUT – yes?

    Why wait to the last day? Who will cry the loudest if things don’t go their way? 😀

    • June 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Or, maybe at 4 pm today, news dump?

      • 88 Liberal Librarian
        June 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

        You 2 have devious minds. 😀

      • 89 lisalovesobama
        June 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        no. they’re releasing decisions thursday (yesterday) and monday. SC decisions aren’t dumped like congressional or presidential decisions. There version of the dump is to wait till the last possible day, not 4pm on Friday, because they still have to see us on Monday.

    • 90 Bill
      June 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      I thought I heard they only announce decisions on Monday-Thursday.

    • 91 nathkatun7
      June 23, 2012 at 2:47 am

      I hope we here at TOD will pledge not to “cry” but to hit back , as hard as we can, if the Supreme Court decides to gives us another “Bush v. Gore,” or another “Citizens United.” Blatantly unjust and unfair U.S. Supreme Court decisions can be used to energize the people. In my humble opinion, I think the 1857 unpopular U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, which opened up the entire country for the expansion of slavery, energized and increased the support for the newly formed Republican party. The increase in the popularity of the Republican party, which vigorously opposed the expansion of slavery in the new territories, laid the foundation for the election of Abraham Lincoln. FDR had some of his early New Deal programs, in his first term, invalidated by the Supreme Court. Yet, the American people never abandoned him. He went on to win four terms as President of the U.S.

      I don’t care what the media pundits will say in case the Court invalidates the ACA. All I am committed to is that I will have President Obama’s back, no matter what.

      • 92 Tally
        June 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

        My feeling is that the reason they’re waiting until the last possible moment for the ACA descision is because it’s going to be 6-3 with Roberts and Scalia voting to uphold the enite thing. They’ll then get the hell out of town before the baggers can storm La Bastille, screaming their wrath and anger.

  36. June 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I agree, a wonderful speech.
    Very nice Person, my President. Can’t you tell?

  37. June 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    PBO PERSONALIZED his speech, wonderfully, masterfully, evocatively. Mentioned the long fight against equality, his own unlikelihood of being where he is, the probabilities of all – including his own children and nieces and nephews.

    I didn’t see all these people with cameras eager to take the speaker’s picture yesterday!!

  38. 98 Don
    June 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Yep, that’s the same thing I said, Romney.

  39. 99 anniebella
    June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I loved it when the President said that your speaker yesterday (Mitt Romney ) said when he make a promise he will keep his word. Well Mitt Romney PROMISED he would VETO the DREAM ACT. So take him at his word.

  40. June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I’m just sayin’—–an emotional, personal powerful speech. Loved loved loved pointing out Willlard’s promise to veto Dream Act—–and we should take him at his word—– then that facial expression that is priceless——and then I’m Just Sayin’. Bam Bam Boom! And wrapped it up with a podium slap for added emphasis!

    • 101 lisalovesobama
      June 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      missed the facial expression. But i’m pretty sure it was hilarious given the crowd’s response. 🙂

    • 102 Obama Grandmama
      June 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      I wondered why PBO didn’t mention the self-deport part too!

      • 103 lisalovesobama
        June 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        too petty. He only needs to get his point across which is that Willard is a lying sack of cowpie and I believe PBO did exactly that by reminding the nice people in the audience of Willard’s plan to veto the Dream Act.

  41. 104 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  42. 105 okeyo
    June 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Chips if you don’t mind we the a headin that starts with ” Just Saying” just love our President MSM is besides themselves they don’t know hw to explian how this President makes people to gravitate to him even foriegn head of states and it drives them so mad. ” just Saying “

  43. June 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    • June 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Love, love, love seeing all those people trying to get pictures with their cameras and smart phones — some even with their iPads!! That speaks volumes (that won’t be articulated by the MSM).

  44. 115 criquet
    June 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Now this:

  45. June 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    stefcutter

    Finally, an honest answer. Romney campaign co-chair says Romney would rescind the President’s action on the Dream Act. http://t.co/9wCRqjj9

  46. 118 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    WE HAD THE VOTES FOR THE DREAM ACT IN DECEMBER 2010, BUT THE REPUBLICANS FILIBUSTERED

    Now they are shocked and dismayed because President Obama acted when they would not. Cry me a river.

  47. 119 criquet
    June 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  48. 120 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This speech is one of the best PBO has ever given. He spoke from the heart. It was an emotional and poignant speech.

    • 121 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      I can’t wait to watch it. Just these words on the screen are powerful. He’s without peer.

      • June 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

        It does need to be seen, to be watched. His inflection, his face, his demeanor … all were integrous.

        That is one of PBO’s most inspiring characteristics — one we get and his audiences get — but his opponents and the corporate jackals don’t. His basic integrity. His words, his body, his facial expressions, the tenor of his words….. all match, all are integrous.

        It is the opposite with Romney. We sense it even if we can’t “put our finger on it” and articulate it.

        • 123 PoliticalJunkessa
          June 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

          It inspires us. It frightens and enrages his enemies.

        • 124 sherijr
          June 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

          well said pickle.. we know the real deal when its in front of us- President Barack Obama… and we know fake and false as in Mitt Romney.

  49. June 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Ms. Lynn was swiftly put in her place by a wise Latina.

  50. June 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love My President. Period.

  51. 130 Don
    June 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    #shitromneysays

    I can’t have this guy kicking my ass during the debates; I’m running for President for pete’s sake.

  52. 131 lamh35
    June 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    read this story and try not to laugh the description of Politico given.

    POLITICO suspends reporter
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/politico-suspends-reporter-mitt-romney.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

    • 132 elo4obama/biden
      June 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      I’m, ah….speechless. Politco tries not to have a bias. Please! I guess this reporter should have found a way to say the same thing without saying white huh? Wow! Honesty will get you suspended.

  53. June 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I found him relaxed and comfortable. Pretty much how you act when you are among friends.

  54. 135 japa21
    June 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Very much OT, but this is a link to an article which itself links to other analyses of the ACA and consequences of different scenarios. I love how the author of this article slammed some who called single payer a 100% failure. http://www.joepaduda.com/archives/002358.html

  55. June 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    POTUS headed to a fundraiser. Open press so we should have a decent livestream.

  56. 137 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    • 138 Betsy
      June 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      UT, these are fabulous tweets. Have retweeted them all. Couldn’t watch his speech as was at a doctor’s appt. I got a real sense of the speech, though, from your fab. tweets. I can’t wait til Chips has time to post the speech, so I can hear it for myself. Thanks!

  57. 140 Don
    June 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    #shitromneysays

    I can’t have this guy telling voters to take me at my word; I’m running for President for pete’s sake.

  58. June 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Hee haw! NCLR is the National Council of La Raza, largest national Latino civil rights org in U.S.:

  59. 142 daisydem
    June 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    how many people today? how was he received?

  60. 148 Linda
    June 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    MSNBC was just showing the arrivals at Mitt’s donor party… she said 700 would be there…….but I turned it off when she said the President is

    ” whining ” about the disparity in donations.

  61. 156 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: MITT’S MENDACITY “VOLUME 23”

    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXIII

    By Steve Benen

    —————————————–

    For those who are watching the 2012 presidential race closely, Mitt Romney’s penchant for falsehoods is hard to miss. Michael Cohen summarized the issue nicely this week in a piece for The Guardian:

    Granted, presidential candidates are no strangers to disingenuous or overstated claims; it’s pretty much endemic to the business. But Romney is doing something very different and far more pernicious. Quite simply, the United States has never been witness to a presidential candidate, in modern American history, who lies as frequently, as flagrantly and as brazenly as Mitt Romney.

    Now, in general, those of us in the pundit class are really not supposed to accuse politicians of lying – they mislead, they embellish, they mischaracterize, etc. Indeed, there is natural tendency for nominally objective reporters, in particular, to stay away from loaded terms such as lying. Which is precisely why Romney’s repeated lies are so effective. In fact, lying is really the only appropriate word to use here, because, well, Romney lies a lot. But that’s a criticism you’re only likely to hear from partisans.

    ———————————————-

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/22/12359704-chronicling-mitts-mendacity-vol-xxiii?lite

  62. June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 6/22/12 11:57 AM EDT
    The Obama campaign labeled Mitt Romney Friday as an “outsourcer-in-chief,” brandishing a Washington Post story on Bain Capital’s involvement in outsourcing jobs and expanding foreign operations of U.S. companies.

    “Nothing in Gov. Romney’s background suggests that he would be the advocate for American workers and American jobs that he portrays himself to be,” Axelrod, framing the election for voters like so: “Do they want an outsourcer-in-chief in the Oval Office, or do they want a president who’s going to fight … for the American middle class?”

    Axelrod hosted the call with Democratic fundraiser Leo Hindery, managing partner of InterMedia. Both Axelrod and Hindery assailed Romney for what they called inconsistency in his stance toward China and trade more generally.

    The Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, Hindery noted, received a massive donation from Sheldon Adelson, “the casino magnate whose fortune has been largely made and is still being made in Macau, China … There is a hypocrisy there that is befuddling.”

    Axelrod added: “Befuddling indeed.”

    The speed with which Democrats have raced to take advantage of the Post story is a reflection of how potent they still believe attacks on Romney’s business record to be, and also how thrilled they are about the opportunity to go back on offense after a very bad stretch.

    Axelrod closed the call: “We believe this is a significant moment in this campaign. All of America has learned a little bit more about the business record that Gov. Romney is running on.”

  63. 159 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  64. 163 Claire
    June 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    The media should stop acting as if rubio had a plan. He never put anything in writing, though he had every opportunity to do so. Lots of politicians talk and talk about various issues. That’s meaningless chatter. I am sick of the media acting as if rubio had an actual plan.

  65. 165 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    This is spreading like wild fire on twitter. Hahaha. Romney has been busted again. Haha.

  66. 168 Linda
    June 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Ken Vogel is an ass.

    • 169 Linda
      June 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      So is Chris Hayes…

      ” Activists are frustrated with the President ” ?

      Yawn…..he must be talking about his BFF Glenn Greenwald

      • June 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        Many Hispanics HAVE been frustrated by the lack of action on the Dream Act. Many do wish PBO had fought for it harder. There are various interests groups who feel this way about THEIR specific issues. Meanwhile, the president has had to content with multiple crises. He hasn’t been able to focus on them all, or prioritize them all at the time interests groups wish he would.

        And, yet, look what he HAS accomplished. The Lily Ledbetter Act, the stimulus, ACA, killing Bin Laden, saving the auto industry, etc., etc. — along with ending DADT, supporting gay marriage, ceasing to deport young Hispanics, etc. He would have signed the Dream Act is the Senate could have passed it.

    • 172 cluny
      June 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Ain’t it the truth

  67. 173 Bill
    June 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Ken Vogel of POLITICO says PBO is disingenuous for blaming Congress for not passing the Dream Act. He said PBO should have pushed it more. POLITICO is so in the bag for Willard anything they say should be dismissed.

    • 174 Ladyhawke
      June 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      What part of (we had the votes for the Dream Act in December 2010 but the Republicans in the senate filibustered the vote) does Ken Vogel not understand? What exactly was President Obama supposed to do from the executive branch about a bill that was the responsibility of congress to pass?

      President Obama on the DREAM Act: “My Administration Will Not Give Up”

      December 18, 2010

      —————————————–

      Following a disappointing vote in the Senate, President Obama released the following statement on the DREAM act:

      In an incredibly disappointing vote today, a minority of Senators prevented the Senate from doing what most Americans understand is best for the country. As I said last week, when the House passed the DREAM Act, it is not only the right thing to do for talented young people who seek to serve a country they know as their own, it is the right thing for the United States of America. Our nation is enriched by their talents and would benefit from the success of their efforts. The DREAM Act is important to our economic competitiveness, military readiness, and law enforcement efforts. And as the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported, the DREAM Act would cut the deficit by $2.2 billion over the next 10 years. There was simply no reason not to pass this important legislation.

      It is disappointing that common sense did not prevail today. But my administration will not give up on the DREAM Act, or on the important business of fixing our broken immigration system. The American people deserve a serious debate on immigration, and it’s time to take the polarizing rhetoric off our national stage.

      I thank Senators Durbin, Reid, and Menendez for their tireless efforts. Moving forward, my administration will continue to do everything we can to fix our nation’s broken immigration system so that we can provide lasting and dedicated resources for our border security while at the same time restoring responsibility and accountability to the system at every level.

      —————————-

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/18/president-obama-dream-act-my-administration-will-not-give

    • 175 anniebella
      June 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Ken Vogel..belongs to .GOPolitico

    • 176 elo4obama/biden
      June 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Uh! It just makes me so mad. We have many serious problems which we’ve put off for years. As someone said earlier there are many things to tackle, give your attention to and push for. You cannot push for them all at the same time or even equally. I know my president came into office trying to pass comprehensive immigration reform with the help of McCain and others. I did not happen, we got enough votes to pass the bill but were stopped by the republican fillibuster! Those are the facts. People who were for it, are now against it.

      If all that Rubio could deliver was exactly as the president did- ability to stay and work here with no path to citizenship then it is not enough to pass a bill on that. I swear all these dissatisfied-why hasn’t he constantly promoted and pushed for gun control laws ( maybe should be renamed gun ownership responsibility laws), single payer, immigration reform, a compehensive energy bill, closed GITMO …etc. He has promoted and pushed for all of them, just not exclusively ignoring all of the other many issues needing resolution or the many sucesses he and his administration have accomplished.

      What’s happening on the world stage is a whole other matter. I just hope we all realize at some point no matter what all this president resolves in this and the next 4 years, there will be plenty still needing to be done. As someone dreamed for yesterday- we need 40 more years of democratic majority in the executive and legislative branches of government. Press On!

  68. 177 joyfulmeme
    June 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Geez. I’m sick of Politico. They are in deep with Romney.

    • 178 Betsy
      June 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      I think we should all stop clicking on anything that Politico writes. If they drop their numbers, they will get a message from us. This, other than our vote, is our power. We have become a powerful force in twitterville, here at TOD, so let’s use that power.

      • 179 lamh35
        June 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm

        I haven’t clicked on anything Politico related since around the time Ben Smith left. Not because of Smith, but just because I realized Politico was shilling and just a front for the GOP and now Romney.


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