Wednesday Open Mishmash

Good morning guys,

President Obama is behind close doors today. Let’s continue to keep our cool. Thankfully, this thing has a deadline. :)
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104 thoughts on “Wednesday Open Mishmash

  1. Wishing and a praying for good to come today. This issue just illustrates the divide,hate and prejudice in our country.

  2. Yes it does. It has illustrated to me that America has a long, long, long way to go. As I said on WSY it’s frightening. I sort of expected this vileness from the right, but to see it front and center in technicolor from people I use to admire like Michael Moore, is extremely disturbing.

  3. PRAYER IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT WEAPON AGAINST ADVERSITY. TO BRING PEACE TO YOURSELVES…BRING THIS TO THE GOOD LORD. HE IS IN CONTROL OF AMERICA’S DESTINY. PRAY FOR PBO’S STRENGTH AS HE FACES THESE CHALLENGES AND ASK GOD TO HOLD HIM WITH HIS EVERLASTING LOVE!

  4. Good morning everyone. This whole thing is getting frightening. I have total confidence in President Obama, its just the other crazies that scare me. Their level of hatred and their willingness to ruin this country is beyond comprehension. Also how much all the pundits and journalists are shills. I guess is its one thing this whole drama has done it shows the people who do care and the people who only care about their beliefs are. I pray for our President and others who are dealing with this be given guidance and strength.

  5. Morning everyone. If we remember anything at all, let it be that despite the loudeness of those who miss no opportunity to get on TV and disparage this president, there are millions of good people out there who sees his goodness, his strength and his will to do the right thing for this country.

    While taking my regular a.m. walk, the local radio announcer on my station led with the story about PBO calling on Americans to call Congress. He followed it by saying that “immediately,” after the president’s request, people answered the call prompting congressional leaders to report that their telephones and internet sites were inoperable.

    Uche over at TOD made a point last night, saying that, while the media may have downplayed this yesterday, they know that the president packs a powerful punch. The people listened to him. Yes, they did.

    Note also that if the calls were not heeded, that would have been a major news story. We already know what media’s m.O.

    So, what do we do? we forge on. Make today like yesterday and continue to call your representatives and senators.

    Here’s wishing for a better day for everyone.

    President Obama continues to inspire me.

  6. We need to look to prayer as a source of strength and courage and let it give us the will to keep making the phone calls and writing in order to show our support for the President. His position is strengthened when everyone can see that the people are behind him. We need to keep showing that.

  7. Hello team. I think the GOP is in disarray. The Speaker is uselessly confused and powerless–more hostage than the U.S economy and, if ever there was a better demonstration of America’s domestic enemies, you are seeing them in the GOP now. I have a feeling that if this nonsense continues the way it is, POTUS will consult constitutional scholars besides himself and will act to save the Republic. It is part of his oath; his most important job. I think he is waiting for the GOP to exhaust its stoopidity and irresponsibility then, ‘as the only adult’ around, he will make an executive decision. This is as serious as America’s very existence being threatened.

  8. I agree the Republican Party is in disarray. Unfortuantely, to me that makes them even more dangerous, as no matter what solution is brought to the table, they won’t be able to get enough members to vote on it to move it through. Boehner has been pretty insistent that he won’t have a vote on anything the majority of his caucus won’t vote for.
    There is a part of me that wnats President Obama to just take control, but there is one thing I both admire about him, yet sometimes (selfishly perhaps) wish wasn’t there. He is a big believer in the separation of powers and that the President should not usurp Congress’s role. There are some who said he ignored that in regards to Libya, though I disagree.
    But, on the whole, he believes the President should let Congress control the process, so I am not sure he will do anything via executive order to avoid the crisis.

    The one mistake, in my opinion, that he made here was accepting the premise that deficit reduction can be tied to the debt ceiling vote. I think he should have shown a willingness to work on deficit reduction but make cklear that he would only accept a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling.

  9. Hello TOAITR family,

    I will take a break from the webs today but you all are in my thoughts and will be praying with you for great President and for America. I am going on vacation and need to get ready for that so I’ll be sending in my Happy Birthday card to PBO early in hopes he gets his wish. Take care everyone.

  10. CBO grades Reid’s plan saving $2.2T and keeps AAA bond rating, Boehner scrapped his bill after it came in at $850B, and is now adding more cuts, and isn’t now due until Thursday (or even Friday). Also because Boehner insists on multiple votes the bond rating will be downgraded.

    It really is crazy that the financial interests are still backing the GOP House. It really spells it out that the Chamber of Commerce is still backing Boehner. How can they, supposedly as a pro-business lobby, back a bond downgrade bill over one that would keep the AAA rating other than they’re nothing more than a GOP front group?

  11. FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real.

    I am not afraid. Pres. Obama will work it out.

  12. Good point Japa21. But, up until this crisis, the GOP’s thing had been deficit reduction. Few people ever realized that this was just a ruse in the GOP’s long term plan to blow up government after exploding its finances. It is after POTUS called their bluff and told them he was more willing to address the deficit than they are–’let’s do something big, he said’–then they walked out, only to return with nothing short of a nuclear option! At this point, with Congress totally dysfunctional, it makes the concept of separation of powers moot. McConnell needs to return with his earlier idea or POTUS is left going manno o manno with these nihilists.

  13. Update from TX – called and e-mailed again this AM – voicemail boxes for Hutchinson and Cornyn full, spoke to real person at Rep. Burgess’ office (a Teapublican). Repeated the talking points provided to me yesterday by the manager of our IRA account. His comments included that there is NO reason to tie raising the debt ceiling to ANY conditions. It should be raised with a clean, simple bill. Discussion of budget deficit reduction is a separate entity. Using the debt ceiling as a political football is “despicable”. NONE of the options currently being discussed is a good option for the country as a whole. Markets are not in panic mode now, however this may change as we draw closer to the deadline. Financial consultants continue to remain optimistic that a deal will be raised, however ripples are being felt in domestic and international markets,and there is absolutely NO reason that we should be having this discussion, period. it is very likely regardless of whether the debt ceiling is raised, that the US Bond rating will be downgraded. This action will cause the deficit to INCREASE due to the cost of borrowing and will create the exact opposite scenario. This defeats the intent the extremists say is their goal. US credibility world wide will be affected now, and for some time going forward. Again, there is NO GOOD OPTION facing the President at this time. Our e-mails and calls should stress raising the debt ceiling with no conditions, period. Raise it through 2012. To do less, continues to create uncertainty and will affect the US economy long term. Again, no option now on the table is a good option for the country. Forcing the President to choose the least ‘bad’ option is unnecessary and wrong. BTW, our adviser has previously voted GOP….doubt he will make that mistake again. Sorry so long a post, and for typo’s. Wanted to share what a knowledgeable finance guy had to say.
    Please keep calling, e-mailing, faxing and whatever else you can do. PS-he also reminded me of what Speaker Boner said when asked how the new congress would work with the administration – his response was “withhold funding”. Guess he was for once,telling the truth. Sorry human being. Be strong folks!

  14. House Repubs (ie Tea Party) wouldn’t ever vote for a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling. We would still be in the same place we are now. Plus that wouldn’t have appealed to the majority of Americans – now that we have a Dem President and “deficits DO matter” to the average person. If people weren’t already struggling and the recession etc. this wouldn’t be a big thing to most Americans to just raise the debt ceiling. But since the average American has had to make major financial adjustments they are expecting Washington too.

    So a clean debt celing bill wouldn’t have gone over well and Obama would be losing the public vote on that.

  15. They want Obama to fail, (Chamber of Commerce is still backing Boehner)
    They make their money oversea not the United State of America Obama = USA,
    Boehner =China. If the USA becomes like China COC will be for the USA.

  16. A new call to arms today: call Congress and tell them that the Reid bill preserves our AAA bond rating, makes substantial cuts to the debt, preserves the Big Three and gives certainty. Every minute that Boehner wastes not bringing it to the floor risks downgrade.

  17. Actually if the GOP had just raised the debt ceiling without trying to make political points with it most Americans wouldn’t have even known about it, just like they didn’t in the past. Funnily even bf POTUS spoke the other night some of my own friends still didn’t know all this was going on. The GOP tried to screw POTUS, they thought this was gonna be HCR again, they failed.

  18. I hope people are still making calls fax emailing congress. I have spoken to, left messages ,even ended up crying after I spoke to some tbagger but its all worth it. Most time consuming part is gathering cities and zip codes from states other than my own, cause they do ask where u live.

  19. Good to see everybody’s keeping cool. Stay calm! By the way, I like that photo, where’s it from?

  20. The fact that the COC is backing the GOP plan to only raise the debt ceiling for 6 months is frightening. They know we will go through all of this again and then the tea party will feel more emboldened to make even more extreme demands. Thankfully we have an intelligent and caring President who I have faith will get us through this.

  21. The GOP/TEAPARTY have been plyaing with fire it’s crazy that the GOP make and signed pledges to some JERK Grover Norquist, rather than to pladge their oath to the USA. The problem it’s not with the DEmocrats it’s with the GOP and the PL they just do not give a shit if the Country goes down, so yes let’s keep calling and put the presure to Congress, I really feel sorry for PBO, but he has my full support.

  22. I think financial interests are backing the GOP, but not the current policy. They are starting to come down hard. But long term, they think the GOP, if the crazies can be eliminated, are better for their prospects, i.e. no regulations, etc. What they didn’t realize is that the crazies won’t listen to them and really don’t care if they don’t get re-elected.

    Also, this is a point I heard earlier today about Reid’s plan, and people complaining it doesn’t include revenue increases. Coming from the Senate, it cannot address revenue, that has to come from the House.

  23. Just called the COC 1 202 225 3011 please do the same let then here our voice.

    Here is the basics of the convo:

    Me…good day can I speak with someone in regards to the COC stance of the debt ceiling issue?
    the lady that answered….We are a private organization we don’t have a stance on any of this.
    Me…..I just read an email that states COC supports Mr. Boehner’s plan.
    Her…Well ummm well i don’t know i …..
    Me….Is there someone I can speak with?
    Her..
    she never told me to hold or anything after waiting a few minutes some guy I think he id himself as bobby and he speaks to press.
    Me…well sir I am not press, I am an American citizen, a small business owner who is very worried about the draconian plan Mr. Boehner put out there and the COC supporting it. Is it true that u are supporting it?
    Him….We support raising the debt ceiling and so yes we did put out a statement that we support this plan.
    Me….So you are confirming that the COC supports a plan that has been proven to be flawed, that has proven to do nothing but put the US in worst economic footing than it is now.
    Him…We support raising the debt ceiling.
    Me…so because you support raising the debt ceiling you supported a proven flawed plan, a plan that breaks the backs of elderly, poor, minorities and so on. What about the Senate’s plan sir.
    Him…We do not know the senates plan.
    Me….But you knew the GOP’s flawed plan and went along with it enough to make a press statement supporting it?
    Him…I have answered your question and I have many other calls holding.
    Me…So you have no answer to my question about support for Senate Leader Reid’s plan but COC supports Mr. Boehners flawed plan?
    Him….I really have to go? would you like to leave a message?
    Me…. Are you going to answer my question
    Him…I have to go the press is waiting
    Me…the press is more important than the American people and more important to the COC than a small business owner?
    Him…I have to go
    phone hangs up
    *sigh*

  24. I don’t know about that. The way Reid can pass his bill first in the senate is to use a budget bill that already passed the house, gut it, and then add whatever he wants via amendments, and then it is sent back to House. So the bill still originated in the House – he’ll either use the CCB bill that failed in the Senate or the bill Boehner is still trying to pass. This is how they did the HCR bill as well.

    So since they’re using a budget bill that originated in the House I think he could add revenues. What he’s doing is just exposing the GOP here as unwilling to to say “Yes” even when they’ve been given exactly what they wanted.

    Also SS and Medicare are not touched as for the trade off to pull revenues. So basically everything else is cut to the bone. If we can get extension through 2013, it means one major 2012 election issue can be “we still need to address deficit/debt, but only way left is deep entitlement cuts or raising revenues – vote GOP if you want Social Security gutted, vote Dem is you believe raising revenues on top 2% is more fair way to go”.

  25. Denis Kucinich is going crazy again with his B.S and accusing PBO that he wants to cutt S.S Let’s keep calling his office and asked him to stop his garbage agains the President .
    he is trowing a lots of read meat on the Orange site I just check over The People’s View. check it out if you can and call (F) Dennis. I’am just mad.

  26. Not a shock desert. Liberals per say have always been vulnerable to manipulation, unfortunately. Even though I personally was too young to remember, but have studied the late 1960′s and especially 1968 and the Presidential election that Nixon (the infamous Moral Majority that sprung the Christain Coalition and Christain Far Right) won due to the fracturing of the Dem party cause of Liberal infighting over the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, and like.

  27. ‘Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.’ ~~ Barack Obama

  28. As someone who lived through those years, if we couldn’t elect McGovern at the height of anti-war sentiment, what chance does Ralph Nader have now? (that was a bit of snark).

    Extremes are bad. On either side.

  29. WOW! Good for you. You were on point and firm. Maybe they should get some more calls. Just like that one:)

  30. Just heard a NPR report with Bill Daley on the fact that the Presidential law advisors have determined that there is no authority for the President to step in and overrule Congress and that would be impeachable. Sounds like that out is not there to me.

  31. As I said I heard an NPR report this morning on the debt ceiling debacle. Besides the interview with Bill Daley there was a segment with a GOP House Rep from OK. When it was put to him that there has never been such a fight before over raising the debt ceiling the Rep said No, but there would be and should be from now on. Scary!!

  32. Hello Desertflower, are you and the other team still up to the the Buchannan file? Or did you drop the project? I had stepped away a bit but have been on ot…

  33. We will get through this. Boehner is demonstrating every day his lack of control. Cantor has been invisible scince being scolded by PBO. The Tea-jadists overestimate how much they will be rewarded for screwing the economy.

  34. thank you df. we have to keep bringing the argument to these people. absolutely keep calling calling faxing etc etc. :)

  35. I am sad about this because I once believed Dennis Kucinich was a man of principle and now I see him simply as an opportunist. Of course, before I came online, I believed most liberals were far more reasonable than the rightwingers. Perhaps politics is not the best arena for humanitarian advancement? As Paul Valery wrote: “Politics is the art of making people indifferent to what should concern them,” which is certainly as apt a description of Republican politics as I can imagine.

  36. You consider holding these anti middle class, anti American, douche bags accountable for their stance with the GOP lame? O__O

  37. But japa, if the crazies are eliminated from the gops, there will be no one left in the party. Ah, music to my ears.

  38. The leftwing frustrati I knew in the sixties were talking about revolution. Several of them had guns and went to target practice. Maybe the fact that this kind of leftist has outlets in the blogosphere is a good thing.

  39. I was very much alive and grown up in those times and actually living in Chicago during the Democratic convention. Like everyone else I was consumed by anti-war sentiment and was thrilled when Johnson chose not to run. Ironically, at the time, polls showed that Lyndon B Johnson was the only candidate who could have beaten Richard Nixon–and we chased him away! Instead, we got the horror of the Nixon years and the endless tragedies that followed and have haunted our nation every since. In those days, the anti-war crowd had the loudest voices. Today WE’VE got to have the loudest voices and drown out the pathetic “left” that seeks to undermine and destroy united support of the president. I’m sure the Republican party was gloating when we took down our strongest candidate for president in the late sixties and they’re gloating now at all the faux anger from today’s so-called left. The R’s infiltrated the Left in those days and they’re doing it again. Same song, different singers.

  40. Thank you for the optimism, tao jones. In the long run, I believe the gops are doomed to failure, but I deplore the damage they are doing on their way down.

  41. Not a mistake at all — It wasn’t as though there was anything he could have said or done that would have stopped the crazy Rs from liking them. This was he has established that the Rs are not serious about deficit reduction either . . .

  42. Hi everyone.We were going to get together today and blast the media…my computer is painfully slow and misbehaving badly…I think it has to do with it updating security, but who knows. I’m still in, but I need this to finish first, or I will be frustrated enough to throw it out the window or something! I didn’t forget you guys:)

  43. I’m up for anything…when my computer finishes updating McAffee..it is painfully slow and misbehaving right now…better wait until it’s finished “protecting me” and then we can make a plan…:)

  44. IOkay Desertflower. am at it, but do not have Buchannan’s email so I have been blasting his employer, the senir VP Communications about him. We had quite a group yesterday…are you guys still on?

  45. Clyburn: Invoke the 14th Amendment if Congress can’t come together with a plan

  46. Good morning everyone. I hope I can catch up on current events today. I have been moving from residence to another and my firm is doing a major rennovation so am away from my computer a lot.

    I pray for our President every single day, multiple times, and know that once we come out the other side of this craziness, we will be stronger and better.

    Here is the PBO candle link should you want to join me in lighting a candle for our President.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  47. Thank you. Those are great talking points. I incorporated them into my fax message of the day:

    Stop the Tea Party deficit increase. Pass a clean, simple bill to raise the debt ceiling.
    PS-Where is the republican JOBS bill?

    This is under 140 characters. I’m not on twitter but any one who is feel free.

  48. Dun, are on the msm file or did you move on? I am now turning on the msm. I am using Gramiam’s improved version of my draft on yesterday’s thread.

  49. Good Morning BWD family.

    I know we are all busy, but if you can make calls today, I think they might be more important than yesterday. I would suggest the Republicans who aren’t Tea Party folks. Phrases along the lines “Don’t let the Tea Party drive the Republican Party over a cliff”, “What has happened to the Republican party that you would cause the country to default”
    “why are you wasting time on Boehners plan” work with the Senate., etc.

    To identify Republicans vs Tea Party Republicans visit this page
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/05/contact-congress-address-phone-twitter.html#fl

  50. I am a jumble of nerves, I swear my hair is greying as we speak. Two meditations I have turned to today to calm me are from Mother Theresa……

    “Everything is God’s to give, and to take away, so share what you have been given and that includes yourself.” So the calls and e-mails continue, let’s not let up on either our representatives or the media.

    “Christ’s love is always stronger than the evil in the world, so we need to love and to be loved, it’s as simple as that .” President Obama loves America and each of us, he will
    do everything within his humanly powers to serve our well being. I keep reminding myself not to be distracted, and definitely not to lose HOPE. We have to stand strong.

  51. Hello Guys, contact msm. Here is the message

    It is unconscionable that you, in the mainstream media have failed the American people in the way you have reported this GOP manufactured debt ceiling crisis. Time and time again, the President and Democrats have asked for a balanced approach to the debt ceiling, only to be rebuffed by GOP intransigence. And even when the American people have shown their support for the president’s approach by, for example, jamming the phone lines, twitter servers, email servers and fax machines of their representatives urging them to work with the president, you have dismissively refused to highlight this, as if this issue is of little or no consequence to millions of lives, let alone the standing of our country! Even when polls have confirmed what the President, Democrats and the American people want, you continue to pretend that the lunatic fringe has something good to offer! If you want me to read your papers or watch your News programs, I suggest you get off your butts and start doing your damn jobs and help end this national nightmare. Stop enabling the fringe!

    Here are the emails:
    cnnnewsroom@cnn.com, msnbcreports@msnbc.com
    earlyshow@cbs.com,editor@usatoday.com,newshour@pbs.org

    I have already sent in the first wave. Get on it guys, feel free to tweak the message or to just copy and paste.

  52. President Obama never linked the debt ceiling raise to deficit reduction. The House Republicans did. The clean debt ceiling bill was presented to the House and defeated. These are the facts. So what should the President then have done? Dig in and say “bring me a clean bill to sign or else I will use the bully pulpit to bully you into doing it”? That wouldn’t have worked because the Republicans have made it clear they don’t take instructions from Obama; besides the moderate electorate and independents don’t like that kind of bullying and refusal to compromise. If the President had taken that stand it would have been a welcome stand for the Republicans because he would either have had to compromise at the last minute to get the debt ceiling raised or let the US default, which everyone, even those who would have supported him, would blame him for. The way he has played this is masterful because if a default happens no reasonable person can blame the President for it and if the Republicans raise the debt ceiling even with Boehner’s bill the President wins and they have caved in the eyes of their tea party members.

  53. And tell them not to vote for it right? Pretend to be teabaggers and say to the effect “It’s a sell out and typical Wasington”.

    Rep. Jim Jordan would be the one to contact as he chairs the far right caucus (not TP Caucus) that has 140 members. He got dressed down in a closed door meeting today because his aides were sending out requests to far right groups to contact members of GOP and tell them not to vote for it. So he could go either way, fall in behind Boehner, or say “Screw it – I’ll vote against you and take you on”.

  54. absolutely Sue. :) I was saddened to read that COC stance was a complete blind side to Bill Daley and the WH who have been in talks with them non stop throughout this debate.

  55. Actually Sheila there are many level headed GOP. What is unfortunate the tparty gets all the limelight. Same as how the “progressives” gets the limelight on the liberal side.

  56. This reasoning by the Wall Street Journal shows all the grubby fingerprints of Rupert Murdoch over it

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903591104576470061986837494.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    but at least it contains this beauty (h/t pm carpenter):
    <blockquote
    But what none of these critics have is an alternative strategy for achieving anything nearly as fiscally or politically beneficial as Mr. Boehner’s plan. The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.

    This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees. The reality is that the debt limit will be raised one way or another, and the only issue now is with how much fiscal reform and what political fallout.

  57. Good Morning BWD and family. I am doing a different part today. I overdid it yesterday, but no regrets that is why we signed up for our great President. However, my heart condition cause a little stir last evening, but do not worry, just pray. I get to the point with firmness when I am speaking to someone calmly and then they turn on me with a rude spirit, so I let them have it yesterday. I paid, but I still have faith, fight, forgiveness, and fearlessness in my bones. I am gong to write today. I have my candles on, my music, and my prayers are being sent out for President Obama with faith . We are going to be fine. I trust our President and he is fighting just as hard or even more for each of us. I believe that in my heart and in his past actions. Let us lift him and his advisors, staff and Joe up with good thoughts, prayers and more prayers, and ask that the best be done for our nation and all those around the world. Grant us favor, we pray Father Almighty. I love you all back,HZ

  58. I just called everyone again this morning…ALL republicans….they were falling all over themselves evading the question as to whether or not they would support Boehner’s plan! Every last one of them. One of them even said they would “know in a few days!” WE don’t HAVE a few days, I shot back! Basically, they seem to be scrambling around. Told all of them I would be calling again tomorrow.

  59. HZ. Don’t do that to yourself. If it makes you feel any better…I, too, got into an argument with one of the aides to one of the reps here….man did he drink the koolaid! I couldn’t believe this 20 something…who initiated the argument by the way, tried to feed the load of crap to me like he did…he may have started the argument, but trust me, he did NOT get the last word!
    I think that writing for you is the way to go…you can be peaceful and quiet….you have a wonderful way with words that anyone would appreciate. That is your special gift…you should take full advantage of the gifts God gave you:)

  60. Here is a longer list of media, including twitter for those of you inclined to tweet: Give them a piece of your mind for POTUS.

    ABC News
    147 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023
    Phone: 212-456-7777
    General e-mail: netaudr@abc.com
    Twitter: ABC News @ABC, @GStephanopoulos, @DavidMuirABC
    Nightline: email nightline@abcnews.com Twitter: @Nightline,
    20/20: email 2020@abc.com

    CBS News
    524 W. 57 St., New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-975-4321
    Fax: 212-975-1893
    CBS Evening News: evening@cbsnews.com
    Twitter: @CBSNews, CBS Tweet @CBSTweet, Mark Knoller @markknoller

    The Early Show: earlyshow@cbs.com
    60 Minutes II: 60m@cbsnews.com
    48 Hours: 48hours@cbsnews.com
    Face The Nation: ftn@cbsnews.com

    CNBC900 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
    Phone: (201) 735-2622
    Fax: (201) 583-5453
    Email: info@cnbc.com
    Twitter @CNBC

    CNN
    One CNN Center, Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30303-5366
    Phone: 404-827-1500
    Fax: 404-827-1784
    Email: cnnnewsroom@cnn.com
    Twitter: @cnn, @cnnbrk , @CNNNewsroom

    fareedzakaria@cnn.com,
    360@cnn.com,
    insidepolitics@cnn.com,
    fareedzakaria@cnn.com,360@cnn.com,
    insidepolitics@cnn.com,Larry.king@cnn.com,

    Fox News
    1211 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
    Phone: (212) 301-3000
    Fax: (212) 301-4229
    Twitter: @foxnews

    Special Report with Bret Baier: Special@foxnews.com
    FOX Report with Shepard Smith: Foxreport@foxnews.com
    The O’Reilly Factor: Oreilly@foxnews.com
    On the Record with Greta: Ontherecord@foxnews.com
    Glenn Beck: GlennBeck@foxnews.com

    The Rush Limbaugh Show
    1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
    Phone (on air): 800-282-2882
    Fax: 212-445-3963
    E-mail: ElRushbo@eibnet.com

    Sean Hannity Show
    Phone (on air): 800-941-7326
    Sean Hannity:212-613-3800
    Hannity: Hannity@foxnews.com,
    James Grisham, Producer: 212-613-3832
    comments@foxnews.com

    MSNBC/NBC
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
    Phone: (212) 664-4444
    Fax: (212) 664-4426
    Twitter @MSNBC or @NBCNews

    Dateline NBC: dateline@nbcuni.com
    NBC News Today: today@nbc.comMeet The Press: mtp@msnbc.com
    Senior VP of communications at NBC kathy.kelly-brown@nbcuni.com

    Hardball with Chris Matthews: hardball@msnbc.com
    MSNBC Reports with Joe Scarborough: joe@msnbc.com
    NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: nightly@nbc.com
    Lawrence O’donnell – thelastword@msnbc.com

    Ed Shultz – ed@edschultzshow.com,
    Rachel Maddow – rachel@msnbc.com,
    msnbcreports@msnbc.com,
    andrea.mitchell@nbcuni.com,
    chuck.todd@nbcuni.com,

    NPR
    National Public Radio
    635 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-3753
    Phone: 202-513-2000
    Fax: 202-513-3329
    E-mail: Alicia Shephard, Ombudsman ombudsman@npr.org
    Twitter: @NPR @nprnewsblog , @nprnews , @bryantpark, Andy Carvin @acarvin

    PBS
    2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA 22202
    Phone: 703-739-5000
    Fax: 703-739-5777
    The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: newshour@pbs.org
    Twitter: @PBS

    WIRE SERVICES
    Reuters
    Three Times Square, New York, NY 10036
    Telephone: 646-223-4000
    Twitter: @Reuters
    Reuters Feedback page

    United Press International
    1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036
    Telephone: 202-898-8000
    FAX: 202-898-8048
    Comments and Tips: tips@upi.com

    Associated Press
    450 West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212-621-1500
    Fax: 212-621-1723
    Twitter: @AP

    General Questions and Comments: info@ap.org
    feedback@ap.org

    NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS
    New York Times
    620 8th Ave., New York, NY 10018
    Phone: 212-556-1234
    D.C. Bureau phone: 202-862-0300
    Fax: 212-556-3690
    Twitter: @nytimes
    Email:letters@nytimes.com,
    news-tips@nytimes.com,
    senioreditor@nytimes.com,
    nytnews@nytimes.com,
    public@nytimes.com,
    editorial@nytimes.com
    executive-editor@nytimes.com
    managing-editor@nytimes.com
    news-tips@nytimes.com,
    bizday@nytimes.com
    foreign@nytimes.com
    metro@nytimes.com
    national@nytimes.com
    washington@nytimes.com
    leonhardt@nytimes.com

    The Los Angeles Times
    202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Phone: 800-528-4637 or 213-237-5000
    Fax: 213-237-4712
    Twitter: @latimesbreaking, @latimesworld
    Letters to the Editor: letters@latimes.com
    Readers’ Representative: readers.rep@latimes.com

    The Washington Post
    1150 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20071
    Phone: 202-334-6000
    Fax: 202-334-5075
    Twitter: @Washington_Post
    Letters to the Editor: letters@washpost.com
    Ombudsman: ombudsman@washpost.com
    kurtzh@washpost.com,
    eugenerobinson@washpost.com,
    kurzh@washpost.com,
    sargentg@washpost.com

    USA Today
    7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22108
    Phone: 703-854-3400
    Fax: 703-854-2078
    Twitter: @USAToday
    Letters to the Editor: editor@usatoday.com

    The Wall Street Journal
    1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
    Phone: 212-416-2000
    Fax: 212-416-2658
    Twitter: @WSJ
    Letters to the Editor: wsj.ltrs@wsj.com
    Comment on News Articles: wsjcontact@dowjones.com

    U.S. News & World Report
    1050 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
    Phone: 202-955-2000
    Fax: 202-955-2049
    Letters to the Editor letters@usnews.com

    MAGAZINES
    Newsweek
    251 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-445-4000
    Fax: 212-445-5068
    Twitter: @Newsweek

    Letters to the Editor: letters@newsweek.com

    Time
    Time & Life Bldg., Rockefeller Center, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
    Phone: 212-522-1212
    Fax: 212-522-0003
    Twitter: @TIME
    Letters to the Editor letters@time.com

    MISC
    randi@randirhodes.com,
    bsmith@politico.com,

    candy.crowley@turner.com,

    fair@fair.org,

    randi@randirhodes.com,

  61. Here is a longer list of media, including twitter for those of you inclined to tweet: Give them a piece of your mind for POTUS.

    ABC News
    147 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023
    Phone: 212-456-7777
    General e-mail: netaudr@abc.com
    Twitter: ABC News @ABC, @GStephanopoulos, @DavidMuirABC
    Nightline: email nightline@abcnews.com Twitter: @Nightline,
    20/20: email 2020@abc.com

    CBS News
    524 W. 57 St., New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-975-4321
    Fax: 212-975-1893
    CBS Evening News: evening@cbsnews.com
    Twitter: @CBSNews, CBS Tweet @CBSTweet, Mark Knoller @markknoller

    The Early Show: earlyshow@cbs.com
    60 Minutes II: 60m@cbsnews.com
    48 Hours: 48hours@cbsnews.com
    Face The Nation: ftn@cbsnews.com

    CNBC900 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
    Phone: (201) 735-2622
    Fax: (201) 583-5453
    Email: info@cnbc.com
    Twitter @CNBC

    CNN
    One CNN Center, Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30303-5366
    Phone: 404-827-1500
    Fax: 404-827-1784
    Email: cnnnewsroom@cnn.com
    Twitter: @cnn, @cnnbrk , @CNNNewsroom

    fareedzakaria@cnn.com,
    360@cnn.com,
    insidepolitics@cnn.com,
    fareedzakaria@cnn.com,360@cnn.com,
    insidepolitics@cnn.com,Larry.king@cnn.com,

    Fox News
    1211 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
    Phone: (212) 301-3000
    Fax: (212) 301-4229
    Twitter: @foxnews

    Special Report with Bret Baier: Special@foxnews.com
    FOX Report with Shepard Smith: Foxreport@foxnews.com
    The O’Reilly Factor: Oreilly@foxnews.com
    On the Record with Greta: Ontherecord@foxnews.com
    Glenn Beck: GlennBeck@foxnews.com

    The Rush Limbaugh Show
    1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
    Phone (on air): 800-282-2882
    Fax: 212-445-3963
    E-mail: ElRushbo@eibnet.com

    Sean Hannity Show
    Phone (on air): 800-941-7326
    Sean Hannity:212-613-3800
    Hannity: Hannity@foxnews.com,
    James Grisham, Producer: 212-613-3832
    comments@foxnews.com

    MSNBC/NBC
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
    Phone: (212) 664-4444
    Fax: (212) 664-4426
    Twitter @MSNBC or @NBCNews

    Dateline NBC: dateline@nbcuni.com
    NBC News Today: today@nbc.comMeet The Press: mtp@msnbc.com
    Senior VP of communications at NBC kathy.kelly-brown@nbcuni.com

    Hardball with Chris Matthews: hardball@msnbc.com
    MSNBC Reports with Joe Scarborough: joe@msnbc.com
    NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: nightly@nbc.com
    Lawrence O’donnell – thelastword@msnbc.com

    Ed Shultz – ed@edschultzshow.com,
    Rachel Maddow – rachel@msnbc.com,
    msnbcreports@msnbc.com,
    andrea.mitchell@nbcuni.com,
    chuck.todd@nbcuni.com,

    NPR
    National Public Radio
    635 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-3753
    Phone: 202-513-2000
    Fax: 202-513-3329
    E-mail: Alicia Shephard, Ombudsman ombudsman@npr.org
    Twitter: @NPR @nprnewsblog , @nprnews , @bryantpark, Andy Carvin @acarvin

    PBS
    2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA 22202
    Phone: 703-739-5000
    Fax: 703-739-5777
    The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: newshour@pbs.org
    Twitter: @PBS

    WIRE SERVICES
    Reuters
    Three Times Square, New York, NY 10036
    Telephone: 646-223-4000
    Twitter: @Reuters
    Reuters Feedback page

    United Press International
    1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036
    Telephone: 202-898-8000
    FAX: 202-898-8048
    Comments and Tips: tips@upi.com

    Associated Press
    450 West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212-621-1500
    Fax: 212-621-1723
    Twitter: @AP

    General Questions and Comments: info@ap.org
    feedback@ap.org

    NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS
    New York Times
    620 8th Ave., New York, NY 10018
    Phone: 212-556-1234
    D.C. Bureau phone: 202-862-0300
    Fax: 212-556-3690
    Twitter: @nytimes
    Email:letters@nytimes.com,
    news-tips@nytimes.com,
    senioreditor@nytimes.com,
    nytnews@nytimes.com,
    public@nytimes.com,
    editorial@nytimes.com
    executive-editor@nytimes.com
    managing-editor@nytimes.com
    news-tips@nytimes.com,
    bizday@nytimes.com
    foreign@nytimes.com
    metro@nytimes.com
    national@nytimes.com
    washin

  62. OMG bless you dear. Don’t exhort yourself. You go ahead and write those letters let us youngins chat to the blowhards. I have learned how difficult it is dealing with some folks. I literally was in tears yesterday after a call. Stay healthy and let us do the hard part. HUGZ.

  63. “… The one mistake, in my opinion, that he made here was accepting the premise that deficit reduction can be tied to the debt ceiling vote. I think he should have shown a willingness to work on deficit reduction but make cklear that he would only accept a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling.”

    Hi japa21,

    I love/appreciate your insightful commentary. Here’s an article, in PBHO’s defense, that indicates that isn’t “totally” true: ;)

    W.HOUSE WARNS ON DEBT LIMIT, SAYS [PRESIDENT] REGRETS VOTE… (DATED APR 12TH)

    THE WHITE HOUSE on Monday URGED REPUBLICANS NOT TO TIE AN INCREASE IN THE U.S. DEBT CEILING TO SPENDING CUTS and admitted that President Barack Obama’s own vote against an increase in 2006 was a “mistake”.

    “He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration’s policies, you can play around with,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters… http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/04/12/idINIndia-56242920110412

    And, if Congressional DEMs (especially the Senate DEMs) had done what was “asked” of them, in 2010, by PBHO, everything (2011 budget, debt ceilin’ limit raisin’, comprehensive jobs bill, campaign finance reform, DREAM Act, et al), legislatively, that’s happenin’, now, in Congress, could have been avoided! (Last year and the prior year, because GOP doesn’t like to “work,” and they’re obstructionists, DEMs could have spent weekends & holidays doin’ the “people’s business.” lol)

    By the way, I’ll find “evidence” to back this up, too…Huh, soon! :lol:

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  64. Unfortunately, WE The People, some of us, have short-term and/or selectively memories, which causes us to forget parts of what WE “hear” and “see,” to “contend with” in our lives, daily! ;) lol At the beginnin’ of his Admin (Jan 09), each year, PBHO has given a SOTU to let Congress, the Legislative branch, (which consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, DEMs, TeaPUBLICANS, and Independents), America, and the world know what’s his short-term/long-term vision *IS* for America and the American people movin’ forward to win the future: :lol:

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  65. Somethin’ else, the same group of people, need to be educated about how government works, at the local/state and federal-level, for them! ;) lol BHO’s job as President and CIC (Executive branch) *IS* hard enough w/o him havin’ to do Congress’ job, and, sometimes, the TeaPublican-elected governors’ jobs, too… WTH!

    OUR GOVERNMENT… http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government

    And, by any means necessary, that’s why, WE have to do whatever *IS* necessary to help our Prez by “tellin’” these Congress members (DEMs, if applicable, TeaPUBLICANS, and Independents) to do their jobs and/or WE, also, need to “pushback” against these :evil: TeaPUBLICANS’ obructionism/radical agenda, which they want to use to destroy America and its’ democracy, to “take away” our rights, civil, voter’s, worker’s, women’s, human, et al…Grrr! :mad:

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  66. I’ve been “out of pocket,” for the last two and half days…

    Now, I gotta do some “catchin’ up.”

    Anyway, there was a power outage, no TV, and I was carin’ for an ill siblin’ (no ‘puter avail). So, initially, I missed PBHO’s. :(

    But, prior to his speech, I had called my two Senators (GOP) and my Rep (DEM), and I spoke w/a staff member of each to let them know they need to do the right thin’ and the best thin’ for America and the American people by compromisin’ on debt/deficit reduction and raisin’ the debt ceilin’!

    Finally, I saw it…PBHO was his usual wonderful, articulate, ‘cool-headed’ self…He “called out” Congress for their non-action on the ‘grand bargain/deal’!

    And, he let us know, he needed the American people’s help to contact Congress members, especially the TeaPUBLICANS, to get them to “do the “balanced approach” ‘grand bargain/deal’ by compromisin’!”

    WE “heard” and responded to PBHO’s ‘Call to Action’, and I will continue to do so!

    So, let’s keep the FAITH and HOPE alive!!! :grin:

    AMERICANS RESPOND TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH BY PHONE, EMAIL – AND TWITTER… http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/07/26/americans-respond-president-obamas-speech-phone-email-and-twitter

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
    YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
    I’M IN…FIRED UP & GOIN’! ;)

  67. (((HZ))) take care, WE need you around for years to come…

    So, please “don’t ever do that,” again, it isn’t worth gettin’ yourself upset or ill over some
    ignoramus! ;) lol

    But, I want to thank you for what you did, and what you will do from this day forward!

    Stay healthy and safe!

    And, WE’ll keep the FAITH & HOPE alive! :smile

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
    YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
    I’M IN…FIRED UP & GOIN’! ;)

  68. Peter thanks much for your AWESOME contribution…

    Did you merge these sites :?:

    LET’S KEEP CRASHIN’ THEIR SITES… http://blackwaterdog.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/lets-keep-crushing-their-sites/

    TOAITR/TOD’s ‘Call The Media’ List… http://theobamadiary.com/contact-the-media/

    WhatIsWorking’s ‘Contact Elected Officials’ List… http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/05/contact-congress-address-phone-twitter.html

    WhatIsWorking’s ‘Contact Media’ List… http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/01/email-addresses.html

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  69. Same here, I’ve been “away,” that is, for the last couple days…

    Don’t work too hard, and hurry back. :smile:

    And, jackie thanks, again, for this link!

    I’m goin’ there, now, to light one.

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  70. Hi WiW,

    I want to thank you for all this great, encouragin’ and upliftin’ news updates…

    And, you’re appreciated, each and every day, for what you do for us! :smile:

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  71. The response of these ladies to seeing the POTUS Barack Obama is a snapshot of the way so many feel about our President. I probably would have the same grin and sense of pride upon and a bit of awe meeting him.. and I am over 60!! Let’s re-elect him , please.

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