Debate Reminder for Democrats. Thanks, President Obama



Michelle Jamrisko: Sales Of U.S. New Homes Surged In August To Seven-Year High

Purchases of new homes jumped in August to a seven-year high as Americans took advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Sales climbed 5.7 percent to a 552,000 annualized pace, exceeding all forecasts of economists surveyed by Bloomberg and the highest since February 2008, from a 522,000 rate in July that was stronger than initially reported, a Commerce Department report showed Thursday in Washington.

Steady job gains and cheaper borrowing costs are bolstering demand for new homes, particularly as the supply of previously owned properties is still scant. Further healing in residential real estate should help underpin the U.S. economy amid weakness from the stronger dollar and slower overseas growth. “Housing has now finally started to participate more strongly” in the expansion, saidDavid Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, who projected sales would rise. “It’s quite likely we’ll continue to see the gains going forward.”

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93 Responses to “Debate Reminder for Democrats. Thanks, President Obama”

  1. 1 57andfemale
    October 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    No. Really?

  2. 7 Don
    October 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I’m going to enjoy watching the debate tonight just to see which candidate runs away from President Obama’s accomplishments the quickest.

    • 8 57andfemale
      October 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I hope they don’t piss us off, Don.

        October 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm


  3. 10 Dudette
    October 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Everyone! Just popping in for a sec!

    • 11 donna dem 4 obama
      October 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      I polled 7 people in my office today and only 1 knew about the debate tonight. Most aren’t paying a lick of attention to the 2016 election. Half don’t know who our VP is and again only one has ever heard of Bernie Sanders. That’s our fabulous DNC leadership for ya!

      • 12 Don
        October 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm

        Donna, I refuse to believe that half of the people you polled don’t know who our VP is.

        • 13 donna dem 4 obama
          October 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm

          They don’t Don. If you say his name they say Oh Yeah I know him but they cannot tell you from memory that Joe Biden is the Vice President of the United States. Most of them can’t tell you who their Governor or US Senators or Congressional Representative are either. You should talk to strangers about politics. You will me amazed at the ignorance.

    • 16 Don
      October 13, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Voters are aware, they’re just a little sad that the end of President Obama’s term is just over the horizon. But hey, we got Clinton and Bernie-mac to walk us through our seven stages of grief.

    • 19 FoxfireTX
      October 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      More success for DWS! What an incompetent. Great to see how well her strategy is working for Dems. My biggest fear is repeat of the 2000 election with the Dems doing it to themselves. I don’t think I’ve been less excited about an election in my life. The only thing that would change that is Joe deciding to run but I fear the clock. Sigh.

    • October 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Geeze, this must be the plan because if I hadn’t asked about it a couple of days ago I would have known until yesterday and then only because I’m on twitter. I’m sure they’re plugging it to death on CNN but I don’t get cable and a LOT of people have cut the cord.

  4. 22 Dudette
    October 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Interesting story here. Could’ve been another major tragedy. Thank goodness folks stayed calm and cool.

  5. October 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    It’s doubtful that the banks would have admitted to the criminal wrongdoings, dragging out prosecutions which could or could not have gone so well (especially given the corporate leanings of our current Chief Justice) and wasting a lot of taxpayer resources when the banks were already cornered to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing and pay the largest fines in history, if they could not conduct business. The battle would have become one of survival rather than of restitution.

    emphasis::: The battle would have become one of survival rather than of restitution.

  6. October 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    For Dudette

  7. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Hillary and Bernie supporters are not helping their candidates. And they’re getting on my damn nerves. Ugh.

  8. 72 Dudette
    October 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Gotta set the DVR for the debate. Headed out for a bit. Catch ya later, Gators! 🙂

  9. October 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    No guns. More nun-chucks.

  10. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Blitzer is positively #Wolfgasmic at Trump’s promise to follow along and tweet. Anybody want to meet me at the local pub? Now, please.

  11. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Do you all recall when the DNC, DCCC and DSCC did their postmortems after that beating we took last November? They sent out surveys asking us to give our opinions. Most of us here were pretty vocal about how lousy we thought the DNC handled the mid-term elections. One of my suggestions was that the DNC had to take the approach of educating all those voters that came into politics because of Barack Obama. They love the man and will walk over broken glass to vote for him but don’t understand the importance of voting in every election. I suggested that they spend some money doing local events in critical states enticing people with food or entertainment helping them to understand the importance of their vote and then also do PSA type real tv ads educating the public. I know its early in the election season but I haven’t seen this DNC do a single thing differently and I’m not going to hold my breath expecting anything to change.

    • October 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      We took the time to answer their surveys and you’re absolutely right, they haven’t changed a thing except make us angrier. I mean in addition to the big fail that is DWS, who makes Tulsi Gabbard a Vice Chair? It’s so WRONG I can’t even believe it.

    • 77 Vicki
      October 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Donna, I feel your pain. None of the (D) organizations have done much to keep the Obama Coalition engaged.
      Their arrogance is so strong that they think just saying how awful the GOP is will get the job done.

      2010 and 2014 prove that without Positive active campaigning the potential (D) votes will stay home.
      And, no. It will not be different because it is a Presidential year.
      Without an energetic campaign and attractive candidate we will lose and lose big.

  12. October 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  13. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm

  14. 81 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

  15. October 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    • 84 donna dem 4 obama
      October 13, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I love Jim’s response in the comment section because he is right on point!

      This type of crap from the PUB is the problem with the movement. It’s not about actually governing, we just need to yell louder and the GOP will respond.

      The only way to get what you want is to win and win and win some more. There’s no other way

    • 85 donna dem 4 obama
      October 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      I commented about his issue with PBO being Naive this morning and actually hope they bring this up tonight as a debate question to Sanders.

      Nancy nails it with this quote:

      Ahhh…I get it. Once the Republicans see a million young people marching for college affordability, they’ll totally cave and give them free tuition paid for by a tax on Wall Street speculators. Who cares what those fat-cats think – there are a million students standing out there making demands. Yeah, I can totally see that happening. Because standing outside Republican’s window and protesting is a complete game-changer. If you ever doubted that, just watch how these Wall Streeters were cowered by OWS participants marching in the street. I’m sure the response from Congress to something like that would never be what Dick Cheney said when he was told that 2/3 of the American people didn’t support the war in Iraq.

      After that one, we’ll get a million people to march for a raise in the minimum wage. And another million to march for single payer healthcare. Then a million for an infrastructure bank. You see where this is going, don’t you? Good thing gas is still relatively cheap – because you can count on lots of road trips to D.C.

      Of course I’m being a little silly here. It just strikes me as odd for someone to claim that President Obama was naive about Republican opposition and then turn around and propose this as their supposedly non-naive alternative.

      • October 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm

        Bernie Sanders and his followers have a romantic view of revolution….a rebellion is not a revolution…and 1000s of folks in the street do not necessarily bring about change…look at two places…Tunisia (whose rulers received the Nobel Peace Prize) and Egypt…totally different outcomes…

        it takes hard work to bring about change…

        citizens have to be awoke and engaged…then they have to be organized and focused….they have to see…. to be able to connect the dots…and vote….and then they have to remain engaged…organized …and focused…because the other side never gives up….

        the DNC had never…been that focused on empowering anyone other than themselves…

        altho both Sanders and Clinton are using some of the President’s grass roots strategies

  16. October 13, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    This is the little girl who ran to greet the pope and handed him her letter:

  17. October 13, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Do any know of anywhere we can see FLOTUS speak this evening?

  18. October 13, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    POTUS is absolutely correct to keep us out of this mess.

  19. 93 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    That is very true….

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