President Obama at the WSJ CEO Council Meeting

President Obama is scheduled to speak at 3:15 EST


I love the way they say “exclusively” at their website …. um:

White House Live * And on YouTube:

120 Responses to “President Obama at the WSJ CEO Council Meeting”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm


  2. November 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    GTG to class but…I saw two HHS ACA ads during this game, also one during last weeks Sunday night game, and one during the Saturday primetime CBS Auburn/Georgia game.

    That is about 75 million eyeballs for 4 commercials promoting the ACA

  3. November 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats on 1st UT ๐Ÿ™‚

    That’s some picture, Chips!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yes We Can

  4. November 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  5. 43 Ladyhawke
    November 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    President Obama is dispensing a bit of truth to the CEO COUNCIL. He itemized the improvements in the economy because of his initiatives and policies that rarely break through the media firewall. He sets the record straight. And he brings down the hammer on the Republican Party obstruction. Governing from self imposed crisis to crisis is hampering growth and progress.

    • 44 jackiegrumbacher
      November 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you, LH. Once again I got here too late. Was out cleaning up the backyard and missed it all.

      • 45 Ladyhawke
        November 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm

        I was practically in a trance listening to him. He is just remarkable. He just makes sense. He was schooling everybody and it was a joy to watch.

        • 46 dotster3
          November 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

          He put on a clinic—–of knowing stuff. Widespread knowledge. I was glued also—-love to hear him speak, always so proud of this most intelligent president.

  6. 47 Ladyhawke
    November 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Right flubs Gettysburg story – twice

    By Steve Benen


    There are, however, some angles to this the right has overlooked. First, there have been 28 presidents since Lincoln, and 27 of them did not commemorate the anniversaries of the Gettysburg Address โ€“ and this includes Reagan, who did nothing on the 125th anniversary, and never visited Gettysburg as president. (The exception was William Howard Taft.) Obama, in other words, is doing largely what nearly all of his predecessors have done without controversy.

    Second, Iโ€™m trying to imagine the uproar from some of these same conservative critics if Obama did go to Gettysburg to mark the occasion today. We can all probably imagine the predictable rhetoric: Obama thinks heโ€™s Lincoln! The arrogance! Why is he trying to politicize a cemetery? This must have something to do with distracting us from the health care website! And maybe Benghazi!



  7. 48 GGail
    November 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I don’t know if LL has seen this yet….

    Monty Python expected to reunite for stage show

    They are all officially senior citizens — and so are many of their fans — but that isn’t stopping the surviving members of Monty Python from planning a reunion that is expected to take the form of a stage show.

    Members of the beloved British comedy group are expected to announce this week that they are reuniting for a new stage production. Eric Idle said on his Twitter account that a news conference will be held in London on Thursday. “Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event,” he wrote.

  8. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Freakish media like MSNBC only wants to hear what the President has to say about Obamacare, and then they cut him off. Good thing I’m listening at the online link. He is phenomenal!!!!!

  9. 53 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    For those who are missing/missed the event.

  10. 54 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm

  11. 55 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  12. 56 yardarm756
    November 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Well done Mr. PRESIDENT.

    • 57 Ladyhawke
      November 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      That was absolutely fabulous to watch. I was totally engrossed and marveling at his brilliance. That weasel Paul Ryan is following President Obama. I wish there was some kind of buzzer to push every time he tells a lie. The noise would be deafening.

      • 58 yardarm756
        November 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        Maybe some lie activated nails in the seat pan so that when he finishes he goes out of there with a bloody butt.

      • 59 Sue
        November 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        This excellent Q&A will get no press time. Our President is a stand up guy and gets little credit. History will shine favorably on him!

      • 60 dotster3
        November 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

        Wouldn’t it be great if the Pinnochio thing was real? Every time Ryan told a lie, his nose would grow. It would be so huge by the time he left the room, he would need an army of men to help carry it out of there. A 100 yd. nose. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. November 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Senator Harry Reid appears set to go nuclear โ€” before Thanksgiving.

    With Senate Republicans blocking a third Obama nomination to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, a senior Senate Democratic leadership aide tells me Reid is now all but certain to move to change the Senate rules by simple majority โ€” doing away with the filibuster on executive and judicial nominations, with the exception of the Supreme Court โ€“ as early as this week……

    ….The key to understanding whatโ€™s happening now is that it is fundamentally different from the last โ€œnuclearโ€ standoff. In that one, Republicans blockaded a handful of executive nominations (such as Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Board) in part out of an objection to the function of the agencies they had been picked to lead. Republicans ultimately dropped their objections in exchange for Dems agreeing not to change the rules as part of a short term deal

    But now, Dems have already agreed not to change the rules once, and the filibustering continues, even though Republicans admitted when the last deal was reached that they were wrong to block Obama from staffing the government. And now, the GOP position is not grounded in an objection to Obamaโ€™s nominees or to the function of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; itโ€™s grounded in the argument that Obama should not have the power to make these appointments to the court at all. As Jonathan Chait argues, Republicans may not have even thought through the full implications of the position theyโ€™ve adopted. But Dems have, and taking it to its logical conclusion, they believe Republicans have presented them with a simple choice: Either they change the rules, or they accept those limits on Obamaโ€™s power. And that really leaves only one option.

    • 62 Linda
      November 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Feinstein and Boxer have decided it is time……

    • 63 Bill R.
      November 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      This is very good news!

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      November 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Well, finally!!! I want to stand up and shout Hallelujah! It’s about freaking time the Dems stood up and put an end to this Republican filibuster clown show. Americans have had enough of GOP antics based on hatred of the president and contempt for the democratic process. The Republicans are bullies and they will push and push and push until someone pushes back. The time to push back has now long since passed. Let’s get it done.

    • 65 Lovepolitics2008
      November 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Seems pretty clear that the GOP has decided to force democrats to use the nuclear option. An hypothesis I have is that they are confident they’ll take the Senate in 2014 and want no filibuster but they want the democrats to be the ones who’ll be seen as breaking tradition.
      Or they want democrats to use the nuclear option and are planning to scream at the breach of democracy and use this to regain the majority in the Senate.

      Whatever their strategy is, it’s clear they are going for broke and have decided to force the democrats to end the filibuster or at least, seriously change the rules.

      They are confident that, as usual, the media won’t provide any context, won’t make the demonstration of the UNPRECEDENT ABUSE of the filibuster by republicans. No, they’re confident that the media will simply repeat talking points and do their best to not put the blame solely on the repubs. If the media was honest enough to put out some charts out there ; the abuse of the filibuster is SO easy to see… No the media is much too timid and corrupt to say anything beyond “the Senate is broken” ” both parties incapable of compromise” etc… Are those guys willfully blind, or complete idiots?

  14. 66 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  15. 67 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    • 68 jackiegrumbacher
      November 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      UT, I especially love this last set of tweet summaries. Laughed at the one about exposing the archaic government procurement rules for IT, which have probably not been updated since computers were invented. Wonder if it’s under the full authority of the executive branch to change these rules.

  16. 69 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

  17. 70 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    • 71 jackiegrumbacher
      November 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      UT, can I say now how much I love my president. Wish I had gotten here early enough to hear this. Hopefully it’ll be posted later.

  18. 72 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

  19. 73 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  20. 76 Jovie
    November 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    That will piss of liberals! And if zero troops they would say nothing! Ugh…!

    • 77 Nena20409
      November 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      US is still In Korea, Japan, Germany, etc. Those to be rotated in Afghanistan would not be fighting, unless provoked, attacked or harrassed by fools who know nothing. Then US will kindly answer the call, come what may.

  21. 78 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm


  22. 81 GGail
    November 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I do so admire President Barack Obama – who happens to have won the presidency….twice.

    He was very conversational and relaxed today and I love how he can be so clever in his meanings ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 82 Nena20409
    November 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Like a Rolling Stone…..Bob Dylan…..Minnesota born……Yeah

    Take a listen……..Just cool


  24. November 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm


    Yes We CAn

  25. November 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm


    The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 roll call votes at 5:00pm tonight. Those votes will be in relation to the amendments listed below. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold.

    – Ayotte #2255 (Guantanamo)

    – Levin-MCain-Feinstein #2175 (Guantanamo)

    Unanimous consent agreement

    Reid: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the pending motion to recommit be withdrawn; that the pending Levin amendment #2123 be set aside for Senator Ayotte, or designee, to offer amendment #2255, relative to Guantanamo; that the amendment be subject to a relevant side-by-side amendment, which is #2175 from Senators Levin and McCain; that no second degree amendments be in order to either of the Guantanamo amendments; that each of these amendments be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that the time until 5pm be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that at 5pm, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the Ayotte amendment #2255; that upon disposition of the Ayotte amendment, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the Levin-McCain amendment #2123; that there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; further, that no motions to recommit be in order during the consideration of S.1197.


  26. 88 vcprezofan2
    November 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    This is a test. Repeat – this is a test!
    /screaming/ Why am I not able to post?

  27. 100 vcprezofan2
    November 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    While I’m still able, I better ask if anyone else has been having problems posting. I’ve noticed over the past week or so that SOMEtimes I’ll post a comment, see it showing in the proper spot on the thread, then when I go back to post another comment the previous will still be in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section. That happened twice today before it wouldn’t let me post at all. What didn’t make any sense to me was that the comments that were still in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section were, AT THE SAME TIME, up in the thread. Soooo, is WordP trying to play with my mind……or is it ….. Hey, where is Amk? And don’t tell me he’s sleeping. I don’t believe a word of it!

    • 101 mtmarilyn
      November 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      I went thru that on and off for several weeks. Chips finally had to talk to the people that ran the spam thingy. I had to talk to them before they finally cleared it up. Hope it doesn’t happen to you.

      • 102 vcprezofan2
        November 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm

        What’s THEIR problem, MT?

        • 103 mtmarilyn
          November 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

          I don’t know. I had to tell them my problem several times and then they sent me an email saying the problem was solved. I haven’t had any trouble posting since then. Seems we somehow kept going into the spam box. If it continues I am sure Chips will give you the people to contact. I believe she has to initiate it.

          • 104 vcprezofan2
            November 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

            Mine wasn’t going into spam, MT. In fact in the end it wasn’t going anywhere. Before that it would post, then return and sit in the reply area – waiting for a compliment (Nice postie??) I’d guess. ๐Ÿ™„ I don’t like when things start to act up cause I never know what to do. This time I shut the system down and counted to 10 before rebooting, but I doubt that creative solution will work if there’s a next time. Crossing fingers, I am.

  28. November 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I can’t believe no one here is talking about Ireland’s 0-0 draw in Poland tonight. You people are a disgrace. ๐Ÿ™„

  29. 110 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    HEADS UP: First Lady Michelle Obama will be on 106 & Park at 6PM ET / 5PM CT on BET.

  30. 112 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    For crying out loud!!!!!!

  31. 113 utaustinliberal
    November 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  32. 119 yardarm756
    November 19, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    More hypocritical stuff.

  33. 120 Jovie
    November 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

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