Heads Up: President Obama addresses the UN General Assembly

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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    September 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Anyone else feel almost giddily guilty to be so happy before Nov. 7?

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      September 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Yes, I plan to continue being upbeat no matter what GOPs & pundits throw at the wall.

    • September 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

      hi vc…almost lights out for me, will take a quick look at our Pres

    • September 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

      I do with only one caveat — I am extremely concerned about voter disenfranchisement.

      • September 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

        I’m with you on that Jackie, lovely as the polls have been, it’s still hard not to worry about turnout and, more so, voter suppression – we know already these people are capable of anything, especially when they’re desperate.

      • September 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

        On that subject Jackie:

        The voter suppression laws being enacted in states around the country could have the cumulative effect of blocking the ballots of 10 million Latino citizens who could have otherwise legally voted, according to a new study.


        • September 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

          When I see the media saying that Robme is measuring the drapes and adding staff, I hope it is his misguided optimism and not that he knows he has a guaranteed win because of these suppression efforts. I have seen too much over the years to believe that the GOP will not use all the dirty tricks in their tool chest to make that happen.

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        September 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

        [This is not a criticism] In truth, Jackie, I’m trying not to let the caveat dampen my CHANCE TO ENJOY WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW. I’m not being an ostrich – I’m just telling myself I am going to LIVE FULLY in this moment and not let the cheats steal ANY of its personal impact. Because, if they do and their plans triumph (I don’t see it happening) I would have had no real joy, and none going forward. If I find in the future their plans did not triumph (and I feel I have to be confident they won’t) then I would have cheated myself out of some of the joy I could have been dancing about right now. πŸ™„ Yeah. Yeah. I sound confusing or confused, but, hey, it’s a happy confusion. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

        • 13 Puddin'
          September 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

          vcprezofan2, I join you in your “happy confusion”. I tell a really good friend of mine, words similar to yours, just about every other day. I t have told her more than once or fifteen times that she come to TOD. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

          • 14 vcprezofan2
            September 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

            Hi Puddin’, glad for the company always. πŸ˜† This is my first time ever being involved in politics other than voting, and I do feel a strong sense that these are meaningful times. Republicans are obvious party poopers. They are selfish and mean, not my kind of people at all. There aren’t any republicans I like or respect so I’m stomping my foot and refusing to let them taint my joy. If they throw an actual obstacle, I’ll stop and wait with PBO and his team until they muscle it out of the way….. then I’ll continue dancing… with your company. #ObamaBiden2012 #FORWARD, over or around the bumps in the road. πŸ˜‰

    • 15 yardarm756
      September 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Good morning vc. That’s twice today already..Isn’t it? πŸ™‚

      • 16 vcprezofan2
        September 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

        Sssh, Yardarm! Do not be raising the alarm because then the forces, ….oops… relatives will come alive with greater determination. Some things are best accomplished with stealth and in silence. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Plus, I’m going to stop while I’m ahead.

  2. September 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Thank you, Chips. The time for this event was listed wrong on other sites.

    • September 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Hiya Meta, I noticed that too, so I was hopelessly confused – but the White House site had it at 10:10, so that was probably the safest bet. Although, I’d be surprised if it’s on time, some of the leaders speaking in the last hour don’t, eh, seem to know when to stop!

  3. 25 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Staples is closing stores…I thought this was Mitt’s Wonder Baby!


  4. 26 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 10:04 am


    WHEN Mitt Romney told the guests at a fund-raiser in Florida in May that America is divided between people who pay no income taxes and depend on government and pretty much everyone else, he missed the deeper truth. It is not just that most of the 47 percent Mr. Romney talked about do pay payroll taxes and that many of them have paid income taxes in the past. The reality he glossed over is that nearly all Americans have used government social policies at some point in their lives. The beneficiaries include the rich and the poor, Democrats and Republicans. Almost everyone is both a maker and a taker.

    We have unique data from a 2008 national survey by the Cornell Survey Research Institute that asked Americans whether they had ever taken advantage of any of 21 social policies provided by the federal government, from student loans to Medicare. These policies do not include government activity that benefits everyone β€” national defense, the interstate highway system, food safety regulations β€” but only tangible benefits that accrue to specific households.

    Oliver Munday
    The survey asked about people’s policy usage throughout their lives, not just at a moment in time, and it included questions about social policies embedded in the tax code, which are usually overlooked.

    What the data reveal is striking: nearly all Americans β€” 96 percent β€” have relied on the federal government to assist them. Young adults, who are not yet eligible for many policies, account for most of the remaining 4 percent.

    The simple truth…..

  5. 27 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Congressman For Sale!!! http://youtu.be/f9IwY-Zd-Zk

  6. 28 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Let’s try that again….

  7. September 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Dates when states will mail absentee ballots to voters, and when early in-person voting will become available.

    Absentee ballots mailed: Oct. 15
    Early in-person voting: Oct. 22-Nov. 2

    Absentee: Oct. 2
    Early in-person Oct. 27-Nov. 3

    Absentee: Sept. 27
    Early in-person: Sept 27.-Nov. 5

    Absentee: Sept. 22
    No early in-person voting

    Absentee: Oct. 17
    Early in-person: Oct. 20-Nov. 2

    Absentee: Sept. 22
    No early in-person voting

    Absentee: Sept. 6
    Early in-person: Oct. 18-Nov. 3

    Absentee: Oct. 2
    Early in-person: Oct. 2-Nov. 2

    Absentee: Sept. 21

    Sep 21.-Nov. 3

    Absentee: Sept. 20
    Early in-person: Oct. 22-Nov. 2

  8. September 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Today is the Day Akin has got to be the Senate GOP Nominee.
    Yup yup!

  9. 39 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Good Morning TOD Family. Watching CSPAN…on house waste of time right now, next PBO speaks at UNGA. Jovie, I am now a Clerk at the polls. They called and asked me to move up. I was also sent a request to work early voting. I hope I get the early voting as well. Well, off to play Frisbee with the dogs before I go to work.

    Have a great day!!!

  10. 43 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

    A decent assessment about the state of the campaign——Romney hurt by improving consumer confidence in the economy—–see it’s at an 8 month high.


  11. September 25, 2012 at 10:20 am


  12. 50 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 25, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Take note, Willard. You’re about to see a Real President doing Real Presidential Things.

  13. 54 99ts
    September 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Chris Stephens – Always does President Obama know what is the right thing to say, when is the right time to say it – and where is the right place to say it.

  14. 55 Mae who love our CIC
    September 25, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Good morning y’all
    Listening to our President, I am in tears.

  15. 57 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Anybody live-blogging the event?

  16. September 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What an eloquent start to the UN speech!

    • 59 99ts
      September 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

      It continues – what cannot always be said in a domestic speech, is so applicable when talking to the UN. This is a President who allows people to say horrible things about him – because it is a constitutional right.

      “There is no speech that justifies mindless violence”

  17. September 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Well hello all you O’s!!! A great getting up day again in TODtown, doncha know. It appears that PBO may be done with his UN speech in time to catch him and FLOTUS on The View. But as I’m listening to him now, this speech is way more important to hear. He is quoting Madella and also schooling everyone on what Democracy means. He defends the right of the teabutts to call him names everyday/

    My political take today is I think he’s talking to Americans as much as anyone in that room.

  18. September 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Another great thing about our President: He always reminds me of what is great about America and the world. He constantly reminds me that there is still goodness and decency in the world. Love that.

    • 63 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

      This is true. He brings hope to the rest of the world that the United States can live up to the promise that everyone hopes for and properly lead the world to do good, and not harm – and that Americans are made up of more good people than rotten scoundrels. President Obama is truly the only reason I’m still living in the United States. He gives me hope.

    • 65 cookemom
      September 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Exactly. He uplifts, not tear down. He’s inclusive, not dividing. He wants all to share with each other, not horde stuff for ourselves. He is so right for these times and the contrast between him and Robme is never more distinct.

  19. September 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Gotta get this rant off my chest, random i know, but it popped in my head, so what the hell…

    i hate how much MSNBC and other left-wing news outlets kiss bill clintons ass as if he’s God himself, always reminding us how “popular” he is and how “high” his approval rating is smh. i feel like dems slight Obama with how highly they speak of bill, especially when he stumps for Obama or helps him in any way. Acting like Obama NEEDS bill so bad to win the election, as if Obama can’t win it without him. Just be straight diminishing Obama as the President and his extraordinary abilities at making the case for himself. i hear talking heads all the time mention how the bump Obama got outta the convention was because of bill’s speech…as if the man himself, the best speaker ever, Obama’s speech didn’t do anything to give him a bump smh. Can’t stand that! Obama frustrates me a little too when he gives bill too much credit, especially when he goes to his go-to line “bill makes the case like nobody else can…”. Uhhh, no PBO…YOU make the case like nobody else can! i also think he should stop diminishing himself as well, when he says Michelle is the star of the family, we all know he is, and i know he says that to be humble and kind (Michelle a rockstar by the way), but i wish sometime he would stop giving others more credit than himself, i wish he would be a lil more cocky, not in a douchey way, but in a “i’m the President / This seats taken / i got this” kinda way. And yea kinda like bill’s brass comment toward ryan. Anyway, got sidetracked… But the person who annoys me the most when it comes to billy is…..*drum roll*…..good ‘ol Chris Matthews. Jesus Christ does this man have a man-crush on him. The way he feels about billy dwarfs the thrill up his leg he feels for Obama. Chris my dude, but he acts like everything bill says is sent from heaven, everything he says is brilliant. Bill can say the sky is blue and Chris would make it seem like he said some groundbreaking shit. He also diminishes Obama in the way he talks about bill, as if Obama needs to get on bill’s level. But anyway, i just hate how much some people doubt Obama as a politician when being compared to other “really popular” ones. And i don’t think bill is the most popular politician in America, Obama is! Obama is GLOBALLY also. Eff the polls! And i dont dislike bill, he’s cool with me, i just hate the extreme praise he gets like he’s the best thing since sliced bread. Anyway, my fanboy rant is over i guess…..OH wait! I’m ObamaBoy, and i approve this message.

    • 67 99ts
      September 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

      I’m with you OB – I stopped reading Andrew Sullivan because he said Bill Clinton won the election for President Obama.

      Listen to the speech to the UN – this is the President that the world loves.

    • September 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

      They love Clinton because he gave them plenty of news for years. Obama is scandal-free, gaffe-free, problem-free. They are mad because he does his job and does it with style. No salacious news stories there, ya know?

    • 69 yardarm756
      September 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

      Duly noted. So come down and enjoy the rest of your day. πŸ˜€

    • 70 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

      I am totally with you, OB. Clinton is flying right for now, for this moment – and I’m grateful. But, President Obama has been criticized during his presidency for not reversing a lot of the policies that Bill Clinton signed into place. And Bill Clinton is fueled by a desire to be the center of attention – and he’s getting that right now. Remember, before President Obama let Bill Clinton rescue the two women from North Korea and then called on him to help with the Haiti recovery, articles were being written about Bill Clinton’s irrelevancy.

      But they must never forget – President Obama beat the Clinton machine, and now they all work for him.

    • 74 57andFemale
      September 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Hey, Clinton did an excellent job at the convention. He’s excellent in the commercials. He’s excellent on the campaign trail. I’m glad he’s on our side and working for PBO’s reelection. He’s a political genius, that’s for sure. Which is why he has managed to become a Democratic icon and avoid anyone knowing about the following:

      I don’t care about his personal transgressions but someday I want to see apologies for this stuff:

      Repealing Glass-Steagall
      Telecom Bill of 1996 that turned the airwaves over to the RWNJ’s
      Privatization continued from Reagan/Bush

    • 75 Chi
      September 25, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Obamaboy, you’ve got to understand that this is deliberately done to diminish, insult and to get under President Obama’s skin…

      Chris Matthews has tried unsuccessfully to get an interview with President Obama and it pisses him off that the President won’t play ball…

      They are mad that President Obama isn’t needy and does not seek them out like Clinton did and still does…and they are seriously envious of this unassuming President so beloved the world over without asking or plotting or planning his popularity…

      Worse still, they can’t get him to play their silly D.C games…

      And yet he still succeeds and thrives in spite of them…

      They’ve tried everything to get his attention and this latest Clinton love affair is designed to diminish interest in and chip away at the greatness and specialness of what they know is a uniquely amazing and intrinsically decent and beloved man and world figure in President Obama…

      Notice how they started off with the likes of Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton and various other flavors of the month until they settled on Bill Clinton – who can say whatever the hell he wants to as an ex-president unburdened by incumbency…

      I enjoyed Michael Lewis’ interview with Charlie Rose where Michael knocks down the fake Clinton does a better job at explaining stuff than President Obama…

      Michael Lewis said something like it is hard to make a strong argument for your own accomplishments for various reasons…

      And Michael Lewis went on to predict that President Obama would in the future also make an incredibly powerful argument on behalf of whatever Democrat comes after him…


      • 77 edp4bho
        September 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

        I loved Michael Lewis’ telling interview of PBO. Just could not understand how he could say that PBO is a very interesting person in his current realm as president- he wouldn’t be so interesting to him, otherwise. !?!? I think PBO got to where he is because he IS an interesting person–very deep, thoughtful, inspiring. Oh well, to each his own.

        • 78 Chi
          September 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

          Ed, I suspect Michael Lewis put in that disclaimer because at that point he was now being accused of gushing over President Obama and no longer being ‘objective’…

          ‘Objective’ as it applies only to President Obama where the media is concerned, is code for you must say or write negative and unflattering things and take several sarcastic digs at Presidnt Obama, or else your piece is immediately declared ‘fluff’…

          So that was Michael Lewis’ token ‘swipe’ at a man he clearly found incredibly amazing but had to make some offhand comment to ensure he Lewis maintained a certain ironic ‘credibility’ by throwing a silky bone the way of a media so determined not to fully credit or celebrate a man and President so solid, so intrinsically decent, so brilliant, awe-inspiring, so rare…

    • 79 Obama Grandmama
      September 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Historically presidents gain popularity after they have been in office. I think that has happened with Bill Clinton. It is further from his scandal when he was in office.

      I am also thinking Obama will gain stature when he is out of office. His has a humble, quiet way all the while getting things done. He is also tough. I would not want to change him. I like his personality as it is.

      • September 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

        Yes, that’s what i think will happen, Obama handprint on this country and the world will only grow when his 2nd term is over and outta office. There’s so much f*ckin noise and hate around him right now that it’s hard for some people to see his greatness!! He’s a legend!!

    • 81 Puddin'
      September 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      I feel you Obamaboy…most times when I hear these folks go on and on about Bill Clinton, I turn them off. Sometimes I remember what some of these folks used to say about Bill, and I laugh. I also remind myself that after so many years (more than eight) of bad, good and ugly leadership, we needed a GREAT PRESIDENT and that is what we got when the world was blessed with President Obama. The day will come when even these folks will know/feel what we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 82 Smoothscotch
      September 26, 2012 at 1:15 am

      I hope you see this Obamaboy, PBO has huge International crowds, and domestic crowds whenever he speaks. it is PBO who will be in the HISTORY books as one of the most transformative president the USA ever had NOT Pres Clinton, who will be remembered for other things. Mathews etal will be remembered for NOTHING.

  20. September 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    OK I know what PBO can do after 2016 – become president of the world. This speech is awesome!

  21. 91 cookemom
    September 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

    This is right up there with his best. OMG this is the Cairo speech or pretty damn near it. Can you imagine Romney giving this speech?

  22. 97 99ts
    September 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Our daughters must have the rights of our sons – I’m so glad this got mentioned.

    We must be strengthened by our differences, not defined by them. A secure Israel, and an independent Palestine.

  23. 98 Linda
    September 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

    The UN needs a makeover….that room reminds me of the 70’s green marble ..

  24. September 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

    GM TODers, I hear you ObamaBoy; but you know what? Obama defeated the Clinton machine. They cannot erase it from history books. Obama is just using politics to move the country, as a whole, forwardt. The people who count listened to Mrs. O and VP Biden (they got more viewers). Obama will always work to unite, therefore, the use of Bill Clinton. If you listen carefully to Clinton himself; his appearance was orchestrated by Obama. The Clintons can use surrogates to try to back stab all they like; it will not work. The Obamas took their case to the America people.

    • 100 Chi
      September 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Absolutely spot on …

    • 101 Obama Grandmama
      September 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      You know what? I don’t give a **** about who gets credit for what. What I care about is that our President gets re-elected. If Clinton can bring in more supporters/votes then good, give him credit.

      • September 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        Yes, I totally agree. I am glad that President Clinton is doing such a good job – I don’t care if he gets kudos for it. I know what PBO stands for, I know his intelligence and grace and I know he is going to win another term as long as there are no shenanigans at the polls I have to add.

  25. 103 99ts
    September 25, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Governments serve their people, not the other way around.
    Hillary looked entranced on the short view I saw

    What a speech – in the midst of an election, he has time to get this SO right. Mitt Romney should be weeping

  26. 105 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Wow, that U.N. speech!—–brilliant and moving—-brought me to tears more than a few times. Impressive beyond belief—-a true leader.

  27. September 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Mitt said he has no doubt he will win the election. Could it be because he’s depending on the voter suppression racket to work; in addition, a supreme court, (who gave us Citizens United) back the racketeers.

    • 111 cookemom
      September 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Naw, he’s trying to convince himself. I think this suppression will get more people who otherwise may not have gone to the polls. Some will be disenfranchised, but there are others who are not. Those folks will be out in droves.

    • 112 Lorraine
      September 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

      He suffers from a sever case of delusions of grandeur. He has to keep the money coming in when they accept the fact that Romney will lose they will stop giving him money.

    • 113 nathkatun7
      September 26, 2012 at 1:57 am

      Martha, I think what you heard is scared man whistling in the dark.

  28. 114 Linda
    September 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I am on hold with AT & T since 10:26 AM.

    Just thought I would put that out there…

    • 115 daisydem
      September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Hubby and I feel your pain … we were there yesterday … only they gave us a call back in 6 minutes or less .. and believe it or not, they did!

    • September 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

      They are crooks. When we bought our home in KS, they sent as a bill for our ground line. We never requested their service or even inquired(they work alot with real estate companies). It took us a year to get our name off those bills. We were in hours of contact with someone in India. They kept adding late fees too !!!It was surreal even after we sent through the mail every proof that we never used their company.

  29. 117 sheinfrance
    September 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Iam so proud of the man and your President. Can you imagine that bare-faced lying plonker Romney even coming near that,me neither!

  30. 119 cookemom
    September 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Ha ha Mitt’s getting ready to speak somewhere, coming up next. Now would be a good time to see what the ladies on The View are talking about. If I’m Mitt and I jsut heard that speech, I’d be worried. What could he possibly be trying to say right now? His speech now has been rendered irrelevant. It’ll seem like pandering or whining in face of the world stage that PBO just left.

    • 120 99ts
      September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Mitt spoke at the “Clinton Global Initiative” in NY earlier today – his speech was awful – “free enterprise” will save the world. He had a weird smile the whole time he was talking about fairly depressing events.

      The President is due to speak at the same event shortly.

      • 121 99ts
        September 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

        I probably should have said “sad events” rather than “depressing events”. It was just weird watching him smile while discussing riots and wars and poverty

        • 122 Chi
          September 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

          Romney is going for the grim as a way of convincing America of some imaginary catastrophe even as all signs point to sunshine and the passing of the dark clouds of a tough period which we have overcome through the steady and calm leadership of President Obama…

      • 123 cookemom
        September 25, 2012 at 11:08 am

        Oh when does PBO speak? I thought I’d caught some of what Mitt said earlier. Don’t tell me he gets to speak again? Say it ain’t so!

      • 126 theo67
        September 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        Well, Mitt has promised to bring “Freedom” to America. Not sure who isn’t free… but that’s his really big policy foundation.

    • September 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

      True and yet a Mitt speech that sounds pandering or whining is just like every other speech he does.

  31. 128 yardarm756
    September 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The President has finished his speech and that shriveled-up old prune Mrs. Greenspan has panned it because he didn’t say enough about Afghanistan. Fair and Biased! 😦

    • 129 Linda
      September 25, 2012 at 11:03 am


    • 130 anniebella
      September 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

      The fact that we are getting out of Afghanistan, what else does Alan Greenspan want the President to say. I am so darn tired of the pundits sitting on there behinds telling the President what he should have said. That’s why I listen to POTUS on the computer and forget these media folks.

  32. 131 yardarm756
    September 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Now on to the View.

  33. September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Magnificent speech. One for all the struggling people of the world. PBO is always doing his best to lift up the spirits of people here and everywhere and to call out destructive forces. BRAVO.

  34. 133 squarepeg
    September 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    THe View is on.

  35. 135 cookemom
    September 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Lavish, LAVISH, gimme some lavish!

    • 136 HZ
      September 25, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Good Day TOD Family. I am still joyously giving thanks for being alive this morning and hearing our President make one of the speeches that just made history for the world today.

      This was one of his best!!!!! We have soooooooooooooooooooo much to be grateful for by having President Barack Obama as the leader of the free world. Those who have hope written upon their hearts and minds will carry with them gems of profound brilliance in a leader, and that leader is our president. What a speech!!!

      I love our president, and will do all that I can to get him re-elected for his second term. The world needs him, the young and old need him, and he is the leader for this time in the world. Blessings, wisdom, love, and protection dear angels we pray for our president.

      TOD family, allow No One to steal your joy, your hope, your kindness and compassion to continue to also be vessels of the message that our president gave to the world this morning. Allow No One To Take This Joy Away. Turn the music up, listen to the speech again, read your meditations over again, drink another cup of tea or coffee, eat another piece of fruit, drink another glass of tea, water the flowers and sing with the birds, and give thanks for being able to hear this great speech from our president. HZ

      • 137 PoliticalJunkessa
        September 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        Hey Sweetie! I saw your message last night. As usual, you leave beautiful words of encouragement. Thank you. Take good care of yourself — I am sending vibes of health and healing to you, HZ. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  36. September 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the 67th United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at U.N. headquarters.

  37. 140 Ladyhawke
    September 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    There President Barack Obama goes again – making his critics look small. That was a passionate and powerful speech to the UN General Assembly. His eloquence and grace never ceases to amaze me. I loved the way he started and ended with Ambassador Chris Stevens and our fallen heros. The speech was a tour de force. It was downright hypnotic. I was hanging on to his every word. I was bursting with pride throughout the speech. I can’t wait to watch it again. Pay attention Willard and right wing haters, this is what real leadership looks like.

  38. September 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

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  40. 143 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

    This kind of comment makes me furious—–looking for something to complain about——ignoring the fact that President Obama was on NBC earlier talking about education—–AND the fact that he just gave a brilliant speech at the U.N. Alex needs to hear some serious push back on this idiotic tweet.

  41. September 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

  42. September 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Oh, that’s why the GOP does not like him being on the View. Because, he gets to hit all the topics, and he is so damn good…
    Now I get it. LOL!

    • 157 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      The GOP doesn’t like President Obama to do anything, Jovie. They don’t need an excuse – they’re just hateful. πŸ™‚

  43. September 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Listening to Joe’s speech. Noticed that Joe talked about the new republicans in congress…and the other day PBO said something similar. Seems like they’re shifting to a call to out the repubs!

    • 159 cookemom
      September 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Yes I noticed that too. They are going after the do nothing congress. PBO will be asking for us to give a Congress he can work with. That’s gonna be the October message. That tells me they feel secure in their own re-election and can now step it up a level.

    • 160 Ladyhawke
      September 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Thanks for the feedback Susan. I’ve been waiting for this. It’s time to call out the obstructionists. Just imagine where the unemployment rate would be if there had been more cooperation from the Republicans. In fact, I would like to see full page ads in newspapers calling out the obstructionist Republicans. Especially the Republicans who voted against the American Jobs Act and the recent veterans jobs bill. They need to pay a heavy price for this disgusting behavior.

    September 25, 2012 at 11:40 am


  45. 166 edp4bho
    September 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hello folks. Here’s something light. As if PBO is not fabulous enough, I am here at work with my earbuds in listening to oldies, having a good ole time. Then, along comes “Let’s Stay Together”, except the DJ superimposed PBO’s voice in the opening (as he did it), and the music goes on with the original Al’s lyrics. Well, it threw me off because PBO sounds sexy as hell in stereo, in your ear, and I got a bit of a thrill, and a chill…..LOL. Sounds about as good as Al Green. What a mighty fine man…..whew !! Now I’ll take a look see to find out what you all have been talking about today.

  46. 170 Rita
    September 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Good morning! Today is National Voter registration day!! Spread the word!!

    Don’t take the privilege for granted, register to vote if you haven’t done so already. And make sure your friends, family members, coworkers are registered too.

    There are many new laws in different states. Find out if your state has changed the laws and you need to re-register.

    There are several sites you can use:





  47. September 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

  48. 172 idon
    September 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Watching UN assembly feed live – waiting for PBO, really the only reason to watch anything, anywhere, anytime. I’m in Nevada and me and myhusband will be voting on Oct 20 – straight DEM ticket – the NONPARTISAN (JUDICIAL) are EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Let PA voter suppression law be your guide.

    • 173 cookemom
      September 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      PBO has already spoken. He came on earlier than we thought. Bobfr posted a link above of his speech and there’s text of the speech above as well. Do watch it though, it was phenomenal.

      • 174 idon
        September 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        Yep πŸ™‚ I realized that after about 45 minutes. This means seeing the First Lady and PBO – DAMMIT!! In the meantime, I am watching his speech and love it.

  49. 175 cookemom
    September 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Now isn’t that something? I was just thinking about going back to school and PBO needs a student. Sounds like a fit to me.
    OK where do I sign up?

  50. 176 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Enjoying The View—–Elizabeth’s attempt at gotcha didn’t even bother me, as PBO swatted that one away with ease. President Obama always sounds so sensible and reasonable and smart about everything, I can’t believe there would be one viewer who would not vote for him. Fun to listen to them talk a little bit about their home life too. Ooooh—just aired the “I’m so in love with you” tape too for a little added enjoyment. Those who were hoping Michelle might run for office some day are likely to be disappointed tho—–PBO said she would be great but he doesn’t think she has the temperament—–and she agreed—-said no way—–she doesn’t have the patience required. I’ve always thought she has the more intense personality, a balance to his “no drama Obama” demeanor. Funny at the end when the president kissed Barbara Happy Birthday, and she held her heart like she was overcome with the sweet gesture by this most wonderful human being.

    • 177 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      I’ve always thought that Michelle when they talk about what’s being said by idiots all around them, that Michelle’s probably pretty hot-headed and indignant like the rest of us – probably more so, since he’s her husband! She even said a couple of years ago that President Obama told her to just stop watching the cable shows, so she switched to silly tv. I think she must have been losing her mind over the nonsense. She seems like a very passionate person – it must drive her crazy to hear right wing loons continuously pontificating on matters they know nothing about – especially the ones who think the world started 6000 years ago.

      • 178 anniebella
        September 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        What wife would like the B.S. which is being said about their husband, the father of her kids. I look forward to the book FLOTUS will write some time after they are after the WH in 2016.

        • 179 theo67
          September 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm

          I don’t think we’ll ever fully know the full facts about what they’ve thought of all this nonsense they’ve had to live through. I think they will always keep it secret, and their close friends will never write tell-all books about it, either. We may get a tiny glimpse, but they are always going to have a duty to this country, now that they’ve been the First Family, and I think that releasing their true thoughts about this nonsense may make so many of us so angry that it would be ugly for those responsible. We know what they’re thinking – they’re just too classy to say so.

  51. 180 Linda
    September 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Did anyone see Dean Baker ( I think he was on the Ed show ) talking about Mitt’s taxes and what Mitt said about his income already being taxed once at the Corporate Level ?

    Well, Baker says that Bain Capital is NOT a corporation…..it was, and still is a Partnership and they don’t pay corporate income tax rates.

    I was going back and forth between some shows, so I am not sure what else he said about this.

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