Well, Matt Damon isn’t gonna like that…(Updated)

Richard Gere gives PBO glowing review. Thanks snoopy4eva2


One of those great little things that president does every day and no one knows:

President Obama Drops by Youth Initiative De-Brief

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of leading a meeting with 10 incredible young Americans who had participated in the “100 Youth Roundtables” Initiative and came to Washington, DC for a de-brief with President Obama, his Senior Staff, and DC-based youth advocates.

The young leaders were joined by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Nancy-Ann DeParle (Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy), Zakiya Smith (Senior Policy Advisor for Education), Macon Phillips (Director of Digital Strategy), and myself in the Roosevelt Room of the White House for a listening session on the topics that young leaders discussed in their respective roundtable sessions all over the country. The leaders briefed the White House on their conversations and solutions around jobs for young people, youth entrepreneurship, workforce development, energy & the environment, global poverty, racial & ethnic profiling, human rights, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) policy.

Halfway through the meeting, President Obama dropped by (with Bo in tow), and after meeting everyone, took a seat and talked about a range of topics: from the economic situation to climate change, education, incarcerated youth, Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell, the Social Work and Reinvestment Act, and civic engagement.

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Good one from Booman:

As I have said, and will continue to say, Michigan should be so grateful to the president for saving the automotive industry that they ought to name all their schools after him, name roads for him, and put statues of him up in all their county courthouses. I’m not kidding. John McCain would have let the whole industry go broke, including all the suppliers. In fact, that’s what all the Republican candidates for president would have done. Mitt Romney made this abundantly clear at the time by penning and editorial entitled “Let Detroit Go Broke” for the New York Times. As Romney travels through Michigan today and tomorrow, former governor Jennifer Granholm is asking potential donors to Let Mitt Romney Go Broke. That seems about right. Yet, the Upper Midwest just went through a political cycle where they chose to elect Republicans for nearly everything. This was probably the dumbest reaction I’ve ever seen, and the regret people are feeling is completely predictable.

In truth, any state that makes Chryslers, Fords, or General Motors cars should never consider voting for a Republican again. We have to convince them of this, however, as the other side continues to make their case based on revisionist history and outright lies.


PBO’s visit to the Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va. to highlight the need to prepare the workforce to compete for manufacturing jobs across the country.



Quinnipiac Poll: President Obama leads Romney by 6, leads every other Republican candidate by double-digits

Hi guys,

Here’s some serious work for us to do today. There’s a new Quinnipiac Poll that has PBO up by 6 points against Romney. Now, granted, even someone like myself, who takes polls to the heart, knows that all these polls are really insignificant a year and a half before the election. BUT, we all saw the way the media freaked out over that WaPo/ABC complete outlier from yesterday. So, at the top of the sidebar that’s a link to a page set up by Chipsticks, with every possible media contact info. If you can find the time today, please harass these Republicans shills. Emails, Twitter, Facebook, anyway you can think about.


Today’s schedule:

11:10 AM
PBO visits Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus.

11:30 AM
PBO delivers remarks on the importance of training and preparing our workforce to compete for manufacturing jobs across the nation.

12:30 PM
PBO and VPB meet for lunch.

1:00 PM
Carney briefs the press.

2:25 PM
PBO meets with senior advisers.

3:00 PM
PBO delivers remarks at an event honoring Auburn University’s 2010 BCS National Championship.

4:40 PM
PBO meets with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.