297 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama and PM Netanyahu press conference”


  1. March 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    • March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Meta, but could you decode it? Haven’t seen enough of his handwriting to read decipher.

      • 6 jacquelineoboomer
        March 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

        Carol – It “might” say this!

        “It is a great honor to reaffirm the extraordinary bonds between our two countries. By every measure, from security to our economy, our cooperation has never been greater, and that in part is because of the strong commitments of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

        “May our bonds continue to grow, on behalf of (our) people and prosperity for all people.”

        Barack Obama

        • 7 utaustinliberal
          March 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

          Thanks Jacqueline.

        • March 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm

          Ooops, I shoulda refreshed.

          • 10 jacquelineoboomer
            March 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

            Hey, always good to double check that delightful handwriting of PBO’s!

            • March 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

              Inoright? I love his handwriting. It has a real elegance to it. Also very intriguing watching him write this note.

              • 12 jacquelineoboomer
                March 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

                I even love the fact he’s a “creative” left-hander!

                What’s not to love about him?

                • March 20, 2013 at 2:19 pm

                  He mentioned to Bibi and his wife – she remarked about him being left-handed – that he was badgered for it in grammar school, told it was a sign of disrespect. He said he would even have his arm slapped. But he didn’t change. LOVE HIM.

                  • 14 jacquelineoboomer
                    March 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

                    That old-school ban on being left-handed was prevalent when I was growing up, too, but luckily I was right-handed and nobody smacked me. Well, I got smacked in the face for the first time in eighth grade for “talking to my neighbor,” by our 80-y/o nun (and I’m not kidding about the age). But it didn’t hurt and I almost laughed in her face, tell ya the truth, but she would have smacked me again. Ahhh, memories.

                    LOVE HIM, TOO.

      • March 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        Here you go:

        It is a great honor to reaffirm the extraordinary bonds between our two countries. By every measure, from security to our economy, our cooperation has never been greater, and that in part is because of the strong commitments of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

        May our bonds continue to grow, on behalf of people and prosperity for all people.

        Barack Obama

        • 21 Eleroy
          March 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

          The part about Netanyahu totally ruined an otherwise decent message!!!
          We all know the truth so there’s no reason to pretend for posterity that Netanyahu has been a positive force in the “extraordinary bonds” between the two countries!!! If anything, Netanyahu has been terrible for both countries!!!
          The message could have held up as well and come off even better, stronger and more believable if the part about Netanyahu was not included!!!

    • 22 anniebella
      March 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Shouldn’t that read President Barack Obama.

  2. 24 Proud Former White House Intern
    March 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    He speaks I listen

    • 25 carolyn
      March 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      I read freshmen college essays, so thought I’d give it a try: He writes about the strong bonds between the two countries and the contribution of Netayahu (sp?) It is a gracious, forward looking statement. He says the bonds between our two countries have never been stronger.

  3. March 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Suffering through Andrea Mitchell as await the President.

  4. 38 Jovie
    March 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    The Senate has reached a deal that will allow a vote on a measure to keep the government funded and possibly prevent a weekend of work on the budget.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced the deal on amendments to the government-funding measure on Wednesday afternoon, ending a stalemate in the Senate that had thrown off the upper chamber’s schedule.

    Votes on several amendments will start at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the Senate is expected to approve the funding measure that afternoon. The Senate will then immediately begin considering the Senate Democratic budget.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/289295-reid-gop-reach-deal-that-could-avoid-weekend-senate-votes

    Why on earth does anybody vote Republican?

  5. 39 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Palestinian Loss of land since 1946

  6. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Hi, Chips – thank you for all the posts and great information – and Hello, TODland. Happy Spring – or, as we like to say here in the chilly Midwest, Pass the Salt.

  7. 45 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    • 46 dotster3
      March 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Is that why this trip, unlike all others, is getting all this attention from our news media——hoping/expecting more rudeness? Todd seemed to be hopeful about that kind of scenario, setting up a negative atmosphere.
      Or—-were all other foreign trips ignored because they would have shown President Obama receiving an enthusiastic and positive response everywhere he went, and there was an election coming up and didn’t want the American people exposed to this truth?

    • 47 LDS
      March 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Alycee: Reminds me of the Scripture, “I will make your enemies your footstool.”

  8. 48 Gazelle
    March 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    [From Pres. Shimon Peres’ welcome speech to POTUS]:

    […..] America stood by our side from the very beginning. You support us as we rebuild our ancient homeland and as we defend our land. From Holocaust to redemption. From Truman to Obama.

    Mr. President, Wherever you go in our land, you will meet the friendship and warmth of the people of Israel.

    Mr. President, The people of Israel want you to feel at home. So, welcome home Mr. President.

    .
    Full speech here (it does make one, ahem, blush): http://www.haaretz.com/news/obama-visits-israel/welcome-home-mr-president-the-full-text-of-peres-welcome-speech-to-obama-1.510757/welcome-home-mr-president-the-full-text-of-peres-welcome-speech-to-obama-1.510757

    • 49 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      *From Truman to Obama* – well, that brought a tear to my eye! (And they’re both Democrats!!!!)

    • March 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      “We long to see end the conflict with the Palestinians. To see the Palestinians enjoy freedom and prosperity in their own state.”

      Shimon Peres will never be a friend of AIPAC 😉

  9. March 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    In general watching Shimon Peres’ feed has been much more informative than the others. More close-ups and continuous sound. Hearing and seeing stuff you wouldn’t on American teevee. Hearing PBO’s main SS agent speak to him was unreal!

    https://www.facebook.com/ShimonPeresInt?sk=app_396393053713168&ref=woobox

  10. March 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Discussion has now finished. PBO and Netanyahu will come out in about 10 – 15 minutes to make a statement and take 2 questions each.

  11. 53 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The press was asked twice to turn off their electronic devices and they are so addicted they just can’t do it.

  12. 55 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • March 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Israel probably doesn’t like sliced bread like we do, but they seem to love President Obama. Bibi has a hot piece of something up his backside. Do you thinnk he is the jealous type? 😈

  13. 57 Gazelle
    March 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    [LOL! Yes we can! On POTUS’ Iran policy.]:

    […..] The question which some Israelis could ask themselves is: Can we trust him on Iran? Can we take him at his word that when it comes to Iran he has a “no containment policy”?

    Judging by the goals, strategy and success of his Iran policy so far, the answer is: Yes, we can. […..]

    .
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/03/obama-visit-israel-iran-nuclear-red-lines.html

  14. 58 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Did Mrs Greenspan mention this ?

    President Obama will be the first American president to receive the active “Presidential Medal” from the hands of the Israeli head of state.

    Will we get to see this live ?

  15. March 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Oh great, Netanyahu is pontificating again. His lust for war almost has him drooling. Repulsive man.

    • 64 99ts
      March 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      This is why the media love him – they want someone – anyone – to force the US into a war so they can blame PBO.

  16. March 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  17. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Interesting to see Bibi almost hug President Obama and kiss him on the mouth. (Sorry – couldn’t resist.)

  18. 70 cookemom
    March 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Had to stop my retile job when I heard PBO just say to Syria government, ‘don’t let me find out y’all lyin!” And to whoever said that US wasn’t doing enough, he says, “why you no good piece of @#&%, why you say we haven’t done anything? How ’bout we stop giving Isreal all that $$$$$ they get free and clear?” Go ‘head on PBO, you tell them! btw, who asked that question anyway? Was it a US journalist? Silly question, let me guess.

  19. 71 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Here is a look at our military surrounding Iran.

    Why is the Reuters dude questioning our commitment ?

  20. 72 Ladyhawke
    March 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    POLL: Even Republicans Support Government Spending To Create Jobs

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/poll-even-republicans-support-government-spending-to-create-jobs/

  21. 73 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Oh no—Chuck Todd—-“What went wrong, President Obama? Why did you let the Middle East peace process slip to your 2nd term?” Why are you such a liar and such a terrible president? And why haven’t you achieved world peace? And OMG, “Why do you think the Israeli people don’t embrace President Obama like they have all other U.S. presidents?” Why does everyone hate Obama, including me?

    • 74 Vicki
      March 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Precise summation, Dotster. Isin’t it remarkable that such a rude hateful nitwit represents a major US network?

    • 75 Lovepolitics2008
      March 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Gosh, I dislike Chuck Todd. But in his response, President Obama is too humble. Mr. President, you haven’t done ANYTHING wrong. You’re just dealing with more difficult circumstances… Israël is more nervous, Iran has gotten stronger BECAUSE the Bush/Cheney’s FOOLISH actions in Iraq. And on and on…

      On a general note… Listening to the press conference, I just have a knot in my stomach. I don’t want to contemplate the consequences of an Israël attacking Iran unilaterally and the USA being forced to go to war to defend them. On the other hand, a nuclear Iran could mean a nuclear arms race in the Middle-East and that could mean a tragic set back for the goal of cleaning the world from nuclear weapons. And we’re talking about potential consequences that could last decades if not a century or two. ANd folks, I just KNOW that this possible nuclear arms race in the Middle-East must keep President Obama awake at night. Much more than a short term war between Israël and Iran. The big question is what is the price President Obama and his team think the world should be forced to pay in order to prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle-East ?

      • 76 99ts
        March 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        There was less bloodshed in the cold war against the USSR – who had nuclear weapons – than in any other post WWII conflict. The issue is not nuclear weapons – despite the war mongers statements. The US media think George W will be avenged if PBO is forced into a war – they so want it to happen. Everyone of them should be sent to Afghanistan.

        As for Todd – little bully boy pretending to be a grownup.

    • 77 yardarm756
      March 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      You nailed that little bastard.

  22. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I take back everything negative I have ever thought or said about Bibi (but not really) – because he just told Chuck Todd (relating to PBO’s joke with Chuck about overdoing the number of questions): “This is not kosher, but: don’t hog it.”

  23. 81 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Hey… UpChuck..

    They are laughing AT YOU !

  24. 84 Gangerworld
    March 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Chuck Todd is a blanking waste of space.

  25. 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

  26. 89 Vicki
    March 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Chuck toad attacks POTUS with nonsense. Bibi and PBO laugh him off.
    President says he hopes MSM will show whole tape not edited version.
    PM Netanyahoo stands up strongly for POTUS.
    I Hate Chuck Toad. He shouldn’t be in his job.

    RWNJ heads exploding.

    • 90 57andfemale
      March 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Let’s be clear on one thing: if such a question was asked of a Republican president on foreign soil, there would be outrage. I really would like to hear our Congressional Democratic leaders frame this stuff and show some outrage when there is this kind of disrespect.

      • 91 99ts
        March 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

        Like if someone threw a shoe – TODD throws verbal shoes – the attacks from within are so much worse than those from outside.

  27. 92 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    UpChuck is now speed dialing Eric Cantor……..

    • 93 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Or that politician in Ohio or wherever Chuck had his last dealings, where they collaborated over lunch.

      • 94 LDS
        March 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

        Or that politican who shouted out, “You lie” on the Senate floor and the ass wipe reporter who called our President a “dick” on national television. It goes on and on because of the color of his skin. They are pathetic.

    • 96 cookemom
      March 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      I wonder why, since Can’tor and other pubs refused the invite to travel on AF1 with PBO to Isreal with him. To a person, all repubs refused, But wait….he doesn’t reach out.

      • 97 LDS
        March 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

        They refused because our President is being honored and respected.
        They are so evil and pathetic human beings, peace, love, respect, compromise and humility is not in their DNA.
        He reaches out over and over. They prefer to do things in the dark behind closed doors and have no problem bringing this country down because of this President.

        • 98 Nena20409
          March 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm

          What has all their wickedness gotten them? Yep. A 2nd term for this POTUS. And We The People are finally at large, seeing these rebups for what and who they are. Pres Obama is slowly, but surely, decimating them with his wit, kindness, intellect and the national at large is becoming more Dems, little by little.

        • 99 99ts
          March 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

          They think PBO has their vindictive morals & would make them sit at the back of the plane. They just don’t understand the President AT ALL. They have a false image of him – and preach it to the loonies every day – all day.

  28. 100 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    PBO got Todd there at the end, saying he hopes in their reporting that our media—-you, Todd—-show the film of what he said—–the truth of what he said—–instead of their manipulative, negative editing of what he says about what he believes and where he stands.

  29. 101 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  30. 103 Nena20409
    March 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    The Beast, the presidential Limousine was side lined in Israel today. I wonder if it was the same one that got in trouble in UK in 2011?

    Oh well, The Beast was worked on and it went on doing it’s job.

    Netanyahu, Use “Hog” on Chuck Todd, that in itself during Passover, an international smack down. I chuckled on Chuck at the international humiliation that was bestowed on him. It felt good.

  31. 110 Bill
    March 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Is MSNBC presenting S. E. Cupp as a foreign affairs expert?

  32. 112 LDS
    March 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Only an “asshole reporter” would go all the way to the Middle East to be laughed and made a complete fool. This guy is really working too hard at being stupid. This is what Satan looks like, the history channel has it all wrong. Manipulative, cheating, scheming, lying, smirking and getting paid to do absolutely nothing. He is so blinded by hate, he can and never will ever feel the love that people all over the world has for our President.
    PBO makes him looks so inisgficant without even trying.

  33. 114 Gazelle
    March 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    [Are there two Beasts? This happened before POTUS got to Israel.]

    […..] His black limo, which can hold up to seven people in its bulletproof interior, had ground to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem earlier in a dress rehearsal for the Presidential visit.

    The problem, according to Israeli news reports, was that the car had been filled with diesel instead of regular gasoline.

    A local tow-truck company, owned by Moti Matmon, said the US Consulate in Jerusalem called him this morning and asked him to recover the car. Matmon said that the vehicle had broken down after been given the wrong fuel. […..]

    .
    http://www.independent.ie/world-news/middle-east/the-beast-breaks-down-again-obamas-limo-has-gas-malfunction-in-israel-29143996.html

    • 115 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      March 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      There’s always backup!

    • 116 Linda
      March 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Yes, there are two… the other one was waiting in Jordan so they flew it in.

      • 117 Gazelle
        March 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

        Phew! I hope the Secret Service drove w/ the tow truck guy and took The Beast to the plane pronto! Such a foolish error!

    • 118 Lovepolitics2008
      March 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Maybe I’m paranoïd, but there is an INSANE attention to details during these trips. There is an advance team that prepares everything, a team of SS that go there before the President, etc… And they made such a stupid mistake in fueling the president’s limousine ??!! Is it an honest mistake, or someone decided to make trouble, just for the fun of it ??!!

      • 119 Nena20409
        March 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        Fueling The beast with a diesel when it gets regular is highly incompetent. No doubt, there will be an investigation by the Secrete Service detail folks and someone is going to be in serious trouble. No doubt about it.

      • 122 theo67
        March 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        It makes me nervous, too. The SS are usually so secretive about the security embedded in the Beast – to let it get into the hands of a tow-truck driver must mean that it was heavily guarded during the period of time. I just don’t like the sound of it at all – how did someone get the type of fuel wrong in this case?

      • March 20, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        That fueling errorr was no mistake. If for example the president was in the car and it broke down, would he not have to get out of it to get into another vehecle. “In doing so the engine of the car stalled and the gears locked, giving Princip his opportunity.”

        I am not comfortable with our President in Israel. However no weapon formed against him shall prosper.

    • 124 99ts
      March 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      What is it about the US that their President has to have such security? No other world leader has anything vaguely similar

  34. March 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Ms. Mitchell just said Bibi didn’t call POTUS Barack, when it was in his first sentence, if not second. Liar, liar, the BAndrea’s pants on fire.

  35. 128 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Todd is worthless and embarrassing. He put his juvenile, personal, callous hatred of President Obama on display. I think people there couldn’t believe the ignorance and the total lack of decency, even for a member of our shameful news media.

    • 129 japa21
      March 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      They probably couldn’t believe it. In general, foreign reporters actually are real journalists who actually ask pertinent questions.

    • 130 Vicki
      March 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      But he keeps his very visible job at NBC.

      • 131 Vicki
        March 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        Have to assume that kicking our President every chance he gets Is the job he is actually paid for.

        • 132 LDS
          March 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

          It always backfires on him and he still gets paid…..
          They are desperate. He is a complete fool. Perfect match made in hell.

      • 133 Bill
        March 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

        The majority of people on TOD are better informed and could ask better questions than the MSM. I sincerely mean this. The MSM are all playing the corporate shell game, simply trying to impress their higher ups.

      • 134 theo67
        March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

        Since Chuck Todd is the “political director” at MSNBC, I’m wondering if he’s behind the hiring decisions with Chris Hayes and Steve Kornacki – both not very supportive of President Obama and willing to give enormous praise to every GOP minuscule effort. It would make a lot of sense. I wonder if Lawrence O’Donnell will soon be replaced by Ezra Klein…

  36. 135 Nena20409
    March 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Just so we don’t forget, it is president Obama who picks/selects on the Journos that would ask him questions. He never picks their questions. So today and at the last press conference, or so, POTUS chose Chuck Todd. This president knows why. Chuck never disappoints. Perhaps, that is why.

    • 136 LDS
      March 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks Nena. And he gives this fool every opportunity to redeem his ass and he does what he is being paid to do. To ignore him would be beneath our President. The President expects it. But it is still disrespectful to do it and enjoy it. He cashes his check and think he is a “real reporter.”

  37. 138 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

  38. 139 proudmemberofglobalzero
    March 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    A little stupid but, could everyone turn on Martin at 4…Tapper is also at 4 on CNN. Martin’s tweet today was all GOP and nothing on Israel trip but we need to keep his ratings above Tappers.

    • 140 Linda
      March 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Tapper’s debut ratings were horrible. I think the 400k range and only 87 k in the 18-34 age group. They gave him a bad time slot if they think he will improve their ratings.

      My guess is he will end up at 7 PM as soon as they find a way to get get of Erin Burnett.

      • 141 Nena20409
        March 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        Erin Burnett was just fine when she was a CNBC host. They should have allowed her to do what she did best. Markets and the impact it does after the Dow closes daily, then combined with experts. That should have served her well. But at $3M yearly, well, for 3 yrs, why not. Either way, CNN will pay her.

        • 142 Bill
          March 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

          She was good at bantering with Mark Haines, but that does not seemed to have carried over to being a serious reporter.

      • 143 cookemom
        March 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        She will be taking Soledad’s morning slot.

        • 144 Nena20409
          March 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Nope. That deal fail through. She’s where she is today unless the new boss says No and they let her go while they pay her off as they did Lou Dobbs.

          • 145 cookemom
            March 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm

            oh ok, but i say color her gone. She all but said how she’s looking forward to producing more documentaries like, The Plight of Po’ Black Folks, Being Black While in America If You’re Black, Are You Blacker Than A Berry? or whatever else she seems to come up with.

            I do like Soledad in the mornings way more than that Joke guy.

    • 146 Vicki
      March 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      NBC and MSNBC make their news all about the GOP.
      Everything, pretty much, is from the point of view that the important news is the GOP/TP/MSM point of view and anything else is of slight, if any, importance.

      Martin Bashir spends way too much time on Repubs. Yes, maybe he is laughing at them, but still it is about GOP.
      Ed, with his endless talk about “righties” fell into the same trap.

      Rachel, ChrisM, Chris Hayes, Steve Kornacki are more subtle—-drones, transparency—anything they can poke POTUS with.

      But in the end I have to conclude that the agenda and all their so-called “news” is not for the benefit of us the American people but only for whoever owns the media.

      Probably you all have figured this out long ago but up until very recently I thought MSNBC was a friend and somewhat trustworthy.
      Uh-uh. No. Sorry.

      can anyone on TOD cheer me up with a brighter perspective?

    • March 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Chips. Borrowed this quote from Pres. Perez FB page. Trying to clear out my ears after press conf. Listening to it for second time.
      We overlook so many things, a smile from a stranger, an act of kindness, an unexpected love. How rich can our world be when we acknowledge them, smile back, give and love unconditionally. I wish for you to open your eyes to that which is unseen as well. Shabbat Shalom.

    • 152 CEB
      March 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Our president is so gracious; so personable. He took time with each person in this long line. He really looked at each, listened to each and had a conversation. He neither hurried, nor slighted anyone. He is remarkable and we and the world are so lucky to have him.

  39. 153 FiredUpInCA
    March 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    CNN’s ‘The Lead With Jake Tapper’ Premieres Soft As Jeff Zucker Era Begins

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wished Jake Tapper “good luck with your show” yesterday while appearing on the debut episode of The Lead With Jake Tapper. The new one-hour CNN show looks like it needs it: The premiere of the first new show under new boss Jeff Zucker drew 400,000 total viewers, finishing in third place among cable news shows in its 4 PM ET time slot. That’s less than half of the 1.102 million who watched Fox News Channel’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, and also down from the 479,000 who watched Martin Bashir’s daily show on MSNBC.

    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/first-debut-zucker-regime-cnn-lead-premieres-down-205950890.html

    Chuck Todd you have some company when it comes to White House jackals who completely suck this week and every week.

  40. March 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Wish Desertflower were on Twitter.

    More of the CRAZY from Arizona:

    Proposed Arizona law would police gender, public restroom use
    PHOENIX – If you think you might need to use a public restroom while you’re out and about, you might want to make sure you have your birth certificate handy.
    A House panel will consider legislation today to make it a crime to enter a public restroom designated for one gender or the other if you are “not legally classified” on your birth certificate as a member of that sex. The measure, SB 1432, also would apply to showers, baths, dressing rooms or locker rooms marked “men” or “women.”

    http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/proposed-arizona-law-would-police-gender-public-restroom-use/article_a92686d9-12c5-564c-95bd-648888257cd6.html

  41. 159 sabreen60
    March 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Chuck.Todd.is.an.idiot! That.is.all!

  42. 160 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    #ChuckToddQuestions is trending big time. He is becoming a laughingstock. I mean more of one than he was.

    • March 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      I have been retweeting everything because I can’t think of anything original. But he is a joke now all over twitter. Doesn’t seem to be retweeting when I left.

    • 162 99ts
      March 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      As usual the media become the news – what else happened at the press conference – other than Chuck Todd being an idiot – is lost to the US. This is why most people have NO idea what they President does for his country.

  43. 163 LDS
    March 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you Chips. So proud of our President and the people who stayed in line to vote for him the second time. I just can’t imagine where we would be if (you know who) was standing there…….oh,I take that back. Yes, another war!
    Is it me, why does this intrigues me so? I never thought to watch these formal arrivals when (you know who was perpetrating a president)… Probably because I knew he would fall on his own feet or step on somebody else. Always reminded me of a Pink Panther movie whenever he would go abroad.
    What a difference!

  44. March 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I just left a scathing message on NBC viewer comment line about Chuck Todd.

    • 165 Nena20409
      March 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Chuck Todd started with a Lie. Twisting then sen Obama’s words.

      Pres Obama corrected him and then went on to add, for them, NBC/MSNBC, NOT to EDIT his response and to play the whole answer as he had provided them. Now the question becomes would NBC do that? Hell No.

      • 166 LDS
        March 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm

        Hell no! Is right. But at least the President called them out and let those who have not been paying attention what they are all about.
        I tell you he, we and us are bringing about a much needed change in this country/ world…..one day at a time.

      • 167 anniebella
        March 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        MSNBC or NBC isn’t worth SH*T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • March 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Was that on FB? Or do you have an inside line?

  45. 169 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Reminder for my PA, DE, NJ peeps. First day of spring — FREE WATER ICE @RITA’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. March 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  47. March 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Why does the President have to talk to the Prime Minister and not just the President? #chucktoddquestions

  48. 176 donna dem 4 obama
    March 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

  49. 177 Gazelle
    March 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    [From Juanita Jean]:

    Somebody bought the house next to Westboro Baptist Church and painted it rainbow colors.

    “For too long, the Westboro Baptist Church has been targeting the LGBTQ community with messages of hate and discrimination. Often, protesting American soldiers’ funerals and organizations that support equality. This faction preaches extremism in our communities and directly targets our youth. To combat their messages of hate and to support equality and anti-bullying initiatives in schools and in our community, Planting Peace has established the Equality House in Topeka, KS.

    “Located directly across from the Westboro Baptist Church, the House is a symbol of equality, peace, and positive change. The house, which is painted the colors of the Pride flag, will serve as the resource center for all Planting Peace equality and anti-bullying initiatives and will stand as a visual reminder of our commitment, as global citizens, to equality for all.”

    There ya go. That’s how you make a difference in people’s minds. Except the Westboro people, who have no mind.

    .
    http://juanitajean.com/2013/03/20/rainbows/

  50. 178 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    • 179 susanne
      March 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      yet at wapo, headline reads: ‘israelis lukewarm on president’, and goes on to quote a recent poll from maariv, indicating concerns that pbo is pro-palestine.

      then there’s this: ‘ Another poll published Tuesday in the Jerusalem Post showed that 36 percent of those surveyed considered the Obama administration more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israeli. Twenty-six percent thought the opposite was true, and 26 percent viewed the administration as neutral. ‘ (according to my math, that means 52% do not think pbo is pro-palestine.)

      clearly, the ‘lukewarm’ reception is the story the press was sent to create, and upchuck todd is just doing his part.

      link to wapo, if you want to click there.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israelis-lukewarm-on-obama/2013/03/20/060103a2-9183-11e2-bdea-e32ad90da239_story.html

      • 180 anniebella
        March 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm

        Here’s a question, even if it is true that Israelis are lukewarm on President Obama, so what. President Obama has a job to do and he will go about doing that job. Where the Israelis in love with Rubio, or Mitt Romney.?

      • 181 hopefruit2
        March 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

        I’m so glad our President doesn’t make decision based on polls – most of which are manufactured RW propaganda.

        • 182 99ts
          March 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

          agreed – I hate when anyone quotes gallop – even in the rare instance when one of their polls support the left/democrats. I firmly believe they decide what they want as an answer and design the polls accordingly. They want their polls to be the talking point – rather than assess public opinion – just like the media want the media to be the talking point

    • March 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      I started to watch upchuck early this morning and thought better of it. Then I made the mistake of catching Alex Witt, in for someone else, following the President and President Shimone Peres’s remarks. She had some idgit on who was clearly against our President. Not once did it come up the complete admiration and respect that Mr. Peres has for our President. I really get disgusted at the news and am at a loss for words.

      • 185 susanne
        March 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

        i’m baffled when i read and hear the way ‘news’ outlets report on pbo and government in general. i come here, and there are essential updates, in-depth analysis, broad scope– how come the paid news outlets can’t do that? and always, always, the disconnect between reality as gleaned and posted here, and the whacko stories i read. it certainly fortifies my impression that ‘news’ is propaganda for the 1%.

  51. March 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

  52. March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

  53. 188 57andfemale
    March 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The Senate has passed a spending bill. What will Boehner complain about now?

  54. March 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm

  55. March 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    This is off topic but just have to share. Our governor will be making his decision about accepting federal funds for expansion of Medicaid within the next 2-3 weeks. We decided at our meeting Saturday that we were going to do a calling and letter writing campaign. I just got off the phone (calling Nashville)…..spent over 30 minutes…….long list of reps/senators and beginning with the governor’s office. To an office, every person was phenomenal………the reception, the demeanor……..everything. One thing for sure: The offices of Corker, Alexander and Duncan sure could take a lesson from the folks in Nashville. I made sure I complimented them and thanked them for the way they handled my call.

  56. 194 susanne
    March 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    where to begin? 🙄

    ‘ Fox News host Oliver North revived the discredited claim that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction to justify the American-led invasion of that country 10 years ago.

    During an America’s Newsroom segment on the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war, North explained why he thought the war was “worth it,” saying: “We got rid of a brutal despot who used chemical and biological weapons against his own people. Weapons of mass destruction that he probably exported to Sudan before we got there.” ‘

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/03/20/foxs-oliver-north-pushes-long-debunked-wmd-cons/193152

  57. 197 Linda
    March 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Senate passed the CR

    73-26-

    Tester once again votes with the Republicans

  58. March 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Can’t help myself.

  59. March 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Lt. Michael Murphy. Murph, the Protector. A movie about a man who gave his life to protect others after an attack. June 28, 2005. A Navy Seal in Afghanistan.

  60. 203 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Kudos to Martin Bashir who aired the embarrassing performance today of his fellow msnbc employee, Chuck Todd. He aired the most ridiculous segment—-and that was tough because the whole thing was ridiculous—–where everyone snickered at the pathetic display and even Bibi felt the need to respond with his “don’t be a hog” advice.

  61. March 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

  62. March 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OFA&src=hash

    Trying to imbed a tweet from our OFA rally against the sequester today.

    • 210 donna dem 4 obama
      March 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Great Work Judith!!!!

      • 211 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        March 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

        OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 212 hopefruit2
        March 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

        Donna some time yesterday or the day before, you had posted a “Call to Action” from OFA, and I’m thinking it might be a nice idea if Chips could post all the various calls to action organized by state and date in a sticky link on the side bar. That way folks from various states can refer to them and respond accordingly as their schedule permits. I know that Chips already has so much on her plate, and don’t want to burden her if this is too time-consuming. Perhaps any or a few of our other illustrious posters (ut, amk, TLP and LL) can help out in that regard – when time permits.

      • March 20, 2013 at 8:07 pm

        Donna Dem to the rescue! Thanks for embedding my tweet. We were thrilled with how our event turned out and hope the local tv station that filmed us will have a clip. People are hurting, and this matters so much more than a few cancelled White House tours, the only thing that seems to concern the MSM.

  63. 214 Jovie
    March 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that prevents a government shutdown and allows the upper chamber to begin work on passing a budget.

    In a 73-26 vote, the Senate approved a $984 billion continuing resolution that keeps the government funded through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The House is expected to approve the bill before adjourning on Thursday.

    More than 20 Republicans and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) voted against the measure.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/289365-senate-votes-to-fund-government-starts-work-on-budget

    • 215 andogriff
      March 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Tester has to go.

      • 216 donna dem 4 obama
        March 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

        And replaced with what?????

        It’s tough I know but as much as he gets under my skin I’ve learned that a 60-70% Dem vote is better than a 100% Republican vote.

        Now granted he needs to feel our wrath. His phone lines should be blowing up with Dems complaining but I fear that the people he hears from the most are the ones on the Right which is why I suspect that he votes the way he does.

        • March 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm

          This. I might not like Blue Dogs but I’ll take them any day. You can only be so liberal in Montana.

        • 218 nathkatun7
          March 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm

          Thanks Donna for your sensible and pragmatic comment. It’s always important to remember that John Tester is from Montana and not from Maryland or Massachusetts. Tester barely won re-election in a state that President Obama lost.

      • 219 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        March 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm

        Only if we can get a better Dem elected; otherwise, better a BlueDog voting 55% w/PBO than a rethug @ 0%…

      • 222 Nena20409
        March 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

        Nope. Best way to start is to get rid of Kelly Ayotte from NH. Susan Collins from ME. Vitter from LA. Johnson from WI. Tommy from PA. The newest guy from AR. Then winning a senator for Dems in GA.

      • 223 mtmarilyn
        March 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm

        I understand how you feel, but here in MT we are thankful we have 2 Senators with a D after them. I really dislike Baucus who is up for reelection next year. He has so much money nobody in the state will challenge him. I am a freguent caller for both their offices. I know both personally, as well as you can know a Senator. I have told the Baucus campaign that I will vote for him if he is on the ballot but I won’t work for him or put a sign in my yard. My husband worked on Tester’s campaign. I felt I couldn’t even do that and I personnally really like Tester. MT is a tough state, we do have a Dem govenor but the legislature is 2/3 Repub.

  64. 225 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm

  65. 226 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Hillary Clinton needs to be careful. All the good will that she generated from the people is because of her work as SOS under the Obama administration, not because her name is Clinton – as the MSM wants her to think. If she starts to interfere in the KY election and play politics too early, she will ruin her chances of ever running let alone being elected President in 2016.

    • 228 Nena20409
      March 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      My guess, they are meddling for in 1992, Clinton won in KY?

      But this is not 1992. This is 2013. So I don’t know why? Perhaps, their people never left KY?

      • 229 Jovie
        March 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

        She is strong in those states! Don’t know why, she just is, different coalition of voters.

        • 230 Nena20409
          March 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

          Easy. Dems registration out-number TBGOPers. The same is true in WVa. I have no doubt that if Clinton is on the ballot in 2016, WVa would go Dem.

    • 231 Jovie
      March 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      It’s not her it’s bill Clinton. Not on the same page.
      He has ties to industry, yes he was center right, better than a republican, but not center left like this President.
      Some PUMAs swear he is liberal. On what Planet?

      • 232 hopefruit2
        March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        Hillary Clinton needs to be careful. She saw what happened when she allowed Bubba to run her show in 2007/08. It damn near destroyed her (and him) in the process. She is a smart woman, and I expect her to learn from her past mistakes, not repeat them.

      • March 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

        On Hardball it was mentioned that the guy who is the father of Ms. Grim, was a big supporter of Bill. Can’t remember names, sorry.

    • 234 Vicki
      March 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Does anybody else think that Bill Clinton is once again sabotaging Hilary? Opposing Ashley is a dumb move!

      • 235 Nena20409
        March 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

        Nope. They Know KY better than you and I. Clinton won in KY in 1992 and possibly 1996 too. I had not checked out his win for 1996.

        • 236 theo67
          March 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm

          That all happened more than 15-20 years ago. Times have changed since then. This is the problem with the Clintons (in my opinion) – they live in an era gone by.

        • 237 nathkatun7
          March 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

          In my humble opinion, Bill Clinton won Kentucky and West Virginia in 1992 and 1996 because Ross Perot took votes away from Bush and Dole. Let’s be honest, in 1992, Bill clinton won the presidency with only 43% of the popular vote. And, in 1996, he won with only 49%. The majority of Americans voted against Bill Clinton in both elections, whereas the majority of Americans voted for President Obama both in 2008 and 2012.

      • 238 Nena20409
        March 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

        Hillary won KY in 2008 and WVa too.

        • March 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

          Matters not. What they are doing is wrong, and not very smart. Judd worked her butt off for POTUS. Clinton should cut it out!

          • 240 Nena20409
            March 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

            I didn’t say that I was in support of it. I am just explaining why this is going on.

            Clinton has been meddling in some races fro a while now. And those who tweet should call on the Obama team….those working to get Dems elected to tell Clinton to chill out.

            How about also those who tweet, telling DWS, the DNC Chair, to stop this type of nonsense.

          • March 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm

            Why? She hasn’t announced anything. If Grimes can be convinced to run then go for it. Let the Dem voters of KY decide who they want to battle McConnell. A spirited primary may be just the thing to help Judd or Grimes.

        • 242 anniebella
          March 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm

          I am in support of Ashley Judd, so if Bill Clinton is sticking his nose into this matter, he need to think twice. Some people might not vote for Hillary because of Bill, instead of getting President Hillary, you would be getting a co- President. And as much as I might like Bill, he had his chance.

        • 243 nathkatun7
          March 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm

          It’s true that in 2008 Hillary won the Democratic primaries in KY and West Virginia by a landslide. But that does not mean that Hillary would have won both states in the general election. In 2008, President Obama won the Democratic primary in South Carolina in a landslide, just as he did in caucuses in Idaho and Utah. Yet, the President lost all those states in the general election.

    • 244 99ts
      March 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      You are spot on with the comments today hf – this one is so true.

  66. 245 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    • 246 cookemom
      March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      All of the Dems invited accepted the invitation to travel with PBO, all of the invited Rethugs declined to go. Ugh, I say, more fun for the Dems. Imagine being on AF1 with that sneering imbecile Cantor.

      • 247 Nena20409
        March 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

        But don’t you know it, the media sees it as Our POTUS to be the problem? Those bast*rds.

      • 248 prettyfoot58
        March 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

        how horrible is that…the disrespect that they show this President…knows no bounds

        • 249 cookemom
          March 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

          Oh but remember, he doesn’t reach out to them. Btw, don’t look to hear about that snub on the News You Can’t Use stations

          • 250 Nena20409
            March 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

            Only pres Obama is expected to be graded on a totally different scale. He has to compromise, bend over backward, take all the insults, be it by the righties, media, Dems in USA, but to idiots like Netanyahu, this pres is expected to go beyond anything else, or the corporate media would not see that he is being a friend to Israel. When you are asked to present your birth certificate not ONCE, but Twice, heck, the 98% that cover this president are the ultimate arbiters of everything Pres Barack Obama. They are not, but they believe that they are and they slant their reporting as such.

            • 251 99ts
              March 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

              So little about how GOP politicians react to insults – Palin cries – they are picking on me – Boehner just cries – Cantor smirks and starts another conspiracy – Chris Christie loses his temper and tells them to p.o. I could go on – but one thing all republican politicians have in common – they have no class – absolutely none – they are money whores who were never taught to respect other people.

      • March 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        All of these “repuglian” clowns are so afraid that they will be featured in an ad during their election. PBO is a true gentleman and he probably knew they would not accept.

      • 253 Vicki
        March 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        republicans pictured being with PBO voluntarily will be primaried and shunned. (see Christie, Chris)

  67. 255 yardarm756
    March 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Another from my in-box for some of us. It’s a bit long but sound advice.

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER
    You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

    But, here it is… the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise…How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

    But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting gray…they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me…but, I see the great change…these people are not like the ones that I remember, who were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be! Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore… it’s mandatory! ‘Cause if I don’t of my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit!

    And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I do know, that when it’s over on this earth…its over. A new adventure will begin!

    Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I should have done, but didn’t, and, indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.

    So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. Do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life…so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to hear and remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

    “Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
    LIVE IT WELL!
    ENJOY TODAY!
    DO SOMETHING FUN!
    BE HAPPY !
    HAVE A GREAT DAY

    Remember “It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.

    Life is too short to let even one day
    be frenzied or frazzled or frittered away.

    Life is too short not to take time to do
    the things that will hold the most meaning for you.

    So let yourself float like a leaf on a stream,
    relax with your memories, and let yourself dream.

    Throw out your list that’s impossibly long,
    and dance a few steps to a favorite song.

    Turn off the news and go find someone real
    who’ll listen and talk and affirm what you feel.

    Life is too short and flies by if you let it,
    so choose what you want every day– and go get it.

    LIVE HAPPILY IN 2013!

    TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU’VE EVER BEEN,
    YET THE YOUNGEST YOU’LL EVER BE
    SO – ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.

    ~Your kids are becoming you……but your grandchildren are perfect!
    ~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
    ~You forget names…. But it’s OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
    ~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything…. especially golf.
    ~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.
    ~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep”.
    ~You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch..
    ~You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”… ???
    ~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere.
    ~You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!
    ~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
    ~Everybody whispers.
    ~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear.
    ~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
    Stay well, “OLD FRIEND!” Send this on to other “Old Friends!” and let them smile in AGREEMENT!!! And send to youngsters too, to tell them to “Prepare”!

    It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

    • 266 Nena20409
      March 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      That will not change until most of ACA is implemented. In this day in age, misinformation is harder to correct once the negativity sets in. Last, the right an echo machine, assisted by MSM.

      The left are horrible at repeating and drilling information down to the lowest information folks.

    • 268 nathkatun7
      March 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I blame the media for not accurately covering what is in the law more than I blame the people for being stupid.

  68. 269 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    And I’d be honored too! 🙂

    • 272 anniebella
      March 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Nice of FLOTUS to visit the military families at the Walter Reed place, she took cookies to the kids, and brought along tickets for the Easter Egg Roll April 1st. She has a heart of gold, our FLOTUS. And that picture of FLOTUS looking at that sweet little baby is so precious. Thanks for that story dotster3.

  69. 273 vitaminlover
    March 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Chuck Todd has got to GO! he did not need to be there anyway.

    • 274 Nena20409
      March 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      I can’t say that I disagree. You stated as I have thought and imagined it.

      I don’t believe this was what the late Tim Russert had in mind when he brought Todd to MSNBC and NBC. Todd had been a rightie head honcho for a periodical in DC, Roll Call or something. He used to a frequent guest at C-SPAN.

  70. 275 Vicki
    March 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Reverand Al is healthy news. POTUS in Israel and other real news.

    OTOH: on the other hand
    Watched the first 2 minutes of Chris Matthews to find out what Tweety considers news is 1) CPAC ( last week)
    2) GOP autopsy (Monday’s story)
    3) outrage about gun legislation, ok I share that concern and NO mention NONE of PM Netanyahoos gracious and loving welcome to PBO.

    I give up.

  71. March 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    One of the interesting tidbits that was picked up this morning by a hot mic was when Netanyahu was going down the US reception line. PBO introduced him to Ben Rhodes and then mentioned that his brother ran CBS news. Netanyahu said, “that sounds incestuous” to which PBO replied, “you haven’t seen CBS News.”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18564_162-7329695/david-rhodes/

    • March 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      This snipped jumps out:

      “Prior to joining CBS News, Rhodes held senior roles at Bloomberg and at Fox News. At Bloomberg he was head of US Television, responsible for all programming, development, editorial, and newsgathering. He made significant changes in the network’s talent and programming, relaunching the financial news service’s flagship cable channel in 2009.

      Rhodes began his career as a Production Assistant at the newly-launched Fox News Channel in 1996, where he later became Vice President of News. At the network he managed coverage of three presidential elections, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, hurricanes including Katrina, and was the channel’s Assignment Manager on the news desk the morning of September 11, 2001.”

      • 278 theo67
        March 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        He covered all the scandals of the Bush Administration, I see. Was he covering them, or covering up for them?

        • March 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

          I’m thinking if you’re at Fox News during Katrina and 9/11 and the aftermath, you’re pretty much covering up. But who knows.
          It’s weird since Ben is such a great guy, at the opposite end of the political scale.

  72. 281 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I see Jeff Gauvin is on a mission to get the worst person in the world on twitter banned. This person is so filthy, making the most disgusting anti-Obama, anti-black comments I have ever read. If anyone should be banned, it is this repulsive person. This gross lowlife needs to go.

    • 282 hopefruit2
      March 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      I’m with Jeff on this one. This is completely unacceptable.

  73. March 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  74. 285 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  75. March 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  76. March 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  77. 292 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Maybe this is what W. was doing at the WH—–when he got back from his bike ride—-sneaking away to a secret art room. As someone noted, sure would have been nice if he would have skipped the presidentin’ thing and just gone right into producing these artistic masterpieces. And speaking of—-I’ve seen better on jr. high art classroom walls. And if this is supposed to represent real talent as his Fl. art teacher claimed, well, I would put my pre-adolescence horse head paintings against them any day. You should have seen them! Bridles and cute perky ears and big soulful eyes and everything! And —–re. W’s latest release, what is that lower left depiction? Bedroom slippers? Mushrooms?

    • 293 99ts
      March 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      This is what folks do when they retire – they find an art teacher who convinces them they are a Rembrandt waiting to be found – and the relatives get all the pictures & know not what to do with them – I even have the pictures painted by the art teacher – for which the relatives paid a small fortune & they have NO value whatsoever – someone might use the frame.

      George W should have spent his days working at the local plastics factory – that is what he probably could have excelled at – taken way beyond his level of competency I have no doubt he is probably very happy painting pet pictures & he is probably making his art teacher rich – because the later says he has great talent.

    • March 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      The first one is not bad but overall Bush seems to be suffering from lack of proportion.

      • 295 0388jojothecat
        March 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm

        The cat painting looks alot like my cat. These are alot better than the self portraits. One of the comments indicated that W might me suffering from dementia……serves him right.

  78. March 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Bo will go into work as a therapy dog when the Presidents term is over. He was with FLOTUS when she went to visit children today at the housing for military families with loved ones in Walter Reed.


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