Yea, I still got this.

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  1. That is why so many hate our President. They know he is going to make them look like selfish dodo for everyone in the world to see.

  2. I was reading a comment somewhere, regarding Tweeter town hall, someone said, how can he not know the magnitude of the economy, while saying “the worst economy since the great depression”. Any thoughts??

  3. Bwd: the president gave three local interviews yesterday, one in NC, anybody know what was said?

    The DC media buries these interviews, they get jealous. Lol!

  4. The DC media can bury the interviews all it wants; they still happened, and people who watch local news saw them. The DC media is becoming increasingly irrelevant, and its desperation to continue being the information gatekeeper increases every time PBO goes around them.

  5. Even bill maher was laying the blame of the economy at the GOP foot! Yesterday, was the first day the media asked the republicans if they have any responsibility with the jobs mess. Surprise!

  6. LOL This pic of POTUS is a hoot. He makes it look effortless, even when we all know it’s anything but.

  7. The worm is turning.

    Serious question: if Mr. Boehner makes a deal with PBO in which he has to rely on the Dem caucus for passage, how long does he remain Speaker?

  8. The media is complicit in the job mess, because they’re purposely omitting the truth behind the real cause of the job mess. When the MSM Did eveything but cover the historic demostrations in Wisconsin, we knew they had no vested interest in JOBS for America.

  9. LOL Yes, and the DC media continues to appear ever incompetent whenever PBO goes around them and speaks to the American people and the world.

  10. Now it’s Colin powers turn. He is in south Sudan giving George bush credit for south sudans independence.

    He was just interviewed on CNN saying, I was here in 2005. When George bush instructed me to sign this accord for independence. And it was George bush who blah blah blah!

    Luckily, Susan rice was there as well.

    Here we go again. Can’t give credit to this president for anything. Come on Colin!

  11. Now it’s Colin powells turn. He is in south Sudan giving George bush credit for south sudans independence.

    He was just interviewed on CNN saying, I was here in 2005. When George bush instructed me to sign this accord for independence. And it was George bush who blah blah blah!

    Luckily, Susan rice was there as well.

    Here we go again. Can’t give credit to this president for anything. Come on Colin!

  12. I’ve got your back Mr. President! Negative words & attitudes from all angles are bouncing off me like Teflon! :)

  13. My grandma, Ole, could whistle all the different bird tweets! I liked that about her. And I also like the cool and confident whistling President Obama.

  14. I don’t know, bit is that “drool” I see in the corners of Eric “Teabag” Cantor’s mouth?

  15. That is true, BTW. The one good thing that Bush did in his 8 miserable years, was the way he dealt with Africa. In this case he deserves credit.

  16. Hal spark was on today, and he was saying when the president is this cool he got this and that he is not worried. not only is doing debt ceiling, he found out that Leon Panetta in Afghanistan and they are close to getting the 20 remaining Al Qaeda memeber the way they got Bin laden.

  17. Also the actor Hugh Grant did some covert stuff to help bring Rupert Murdoch down. this was payback for bugging his personal cell phone and bragging about it.

  18. He knew the magnitude of economy, he did not know the magnitude of the selfish, greedy, GOP, Corporations, Banksters, hedge fundsters, millionaires and billionaires who want him to fail. The recession ended and all the economist found that companies were sitting (and still sitting) on trillions of $’s yet they won’t hire people. They would rather work people to death because no one else was hiring.

  19. The jobless numbers were VERY much affected by huge public employee lay offs. that is in turn going to effect demand and stress out unemployment funds. The GOP and their gloom and doom talk is NOT helping. Also my friends husband is a trucker and he says that businesses are holding back. Why? Good question. I am not an economist.

  20. omg whistling walking BO how I love thee. Wasn’t there pics a few weeks or that weekend before getting rid of BL that our potus was walking and whistling? *waits for awesomeness to occur in 5 4 3 2….. anywho He looks great :D

  21. I have no problem Mr. Bush getting some props. His policies in Africa was one of the things his failed admin can crow about so let them. POTUS would probably have said the same thing.

  22. Bush did a lot in Southern Sudan, mostly back by the Evangelicals who saw Sudanese Christians being victimized by mostly Moslem northerners under Bashir. Prez Obama did not drop the ball on S. Sudan, he expedited the process and saw to it that a free country emerged even as he pressed the international court to indict Bashir for his crimes against Southern Sudanese citizens.

  23. I just received this email:

    From: Jeremy Bird, BarackObama.com
    Subject: A MILESTONE

    Lillie –

    THE PRESIDENT’S 50TH BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP ON AUGUST 4TH.

    But he doesn’t need a post on his Facebook wall.

    THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CLEAR THAT WHILE HE FOCUSES ON THE JOB HE WAS ELECTED TO DO, he’s relying on us to get this campaign off the ground.

    THE BEST GIFT ANY OF US CAN GIVE HIM IS REAL ORGANIZING TO BRING MORE PEOPLE INTO THIS CAMPAIGN.

    So HERE’S A CHALLENGE: Do you think you can bring 50 new people into this campaign for President Obama’s 50th birthday?

    YOU DECIDE WHAT SORT OF ORGANIZING IS RIGHT FOR YOU:

    — YOU CAN COLLECT 50 “I’M IN” COMMITMENTS;

    — YOU CAN INSPIRE 50 DONORS TO GIVE;

    — or YOUR CAN GET 50 PEOPLE TO ATTEND A CAMPAIGN EVENT OR EVENTS.

    YOU CAN EVEN DO SOME OF EACH. It’s your choice.

    IF YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE, click below to get started. Once you start reaching out to people, we’ll help track your progress for you, invite you to a conference call to share tips and encouragement, and let you know as you reach milestones on the way to 50.

    Sign up and start making calls to supporters in your area, or choose another action to help grow this campaign. You can start right now…

    IT’S IMPORTANT TO CLICK THAT LINK AND LET US KNOW IF YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE.

    That’s because WHEN YOU REACH YOUR GOAL OF 50 NEW PEOPLE, WE’LL ENTER YOUR NAME INTO A DRAWING to join the President, his family, and other supporters at his 50th birthday celebration in Chicago next month.

    The deadline to reach your goal of 50 new supporters is July 28th, just a few days before the President’s birthday. So let’s get moving — there are 50 people out there who need to hear from you.

    PICK WHICH ACTION YOU’D LIKE TO START WITH, and start reaching out to them now:

    http://my.barackobama.com/50-for-50

    Thanks,

    Jeremy

    Jeremy Bird
    National Field Director
    Obama for America

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Let’s celebrate our Prez’s 50th Birthday w/a bang…

    By DOin’ SOMETHIN’, one or more of the above!

    And, for somethin’ extra, if you can afford it, you can call and leave a message, here:

    PBHO’s “Hotline” – (202) 456-1111

    HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, PBHO! :)

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

  24. One thing I am sure of, Cantor is ready to stick a knife in his back. The slimy snake (with apologies to snakes) seems to be doing everything he can to undermine Boehner.

  25. Clooney actually did extraordinary work for Sudan, especially Darfur. He too deserves all the credit he can get. He lobbied media, pressured Western govts and has met prez Obama to push for more support.

  26. BTW, I’m pretty sure some serious-secret-budget meetings going on Camp David this weekend. I’m pretty sure PBO never went back-to-back to CD.

  27. I thought he was referring to not knowing the depth of the recession.

  28. Yes he does. Extraordinary, passionate work for the Sudanese people.

  29. Think you’re right….I’m getting excited. In a good way:) I trust him 1 million percent.

  30. That was nice. Thank you. I have so much respect for Jean Enerson. She is unstoppable and one of the most gracious people around.

  31. His advisors gave opinions on the state of the economy prior to and when he was sworn in based on the data at the time.
    Once he was sworn in and things developed even after the Stimulus Bill was passed, the real scale of the financial crisis unfolded in 2009 as it bottomed out and the catstrophe was laid bare.

    The two statements are not incompatible .

  32. Remember there was a report when President Obama first came into office where one of Bush’s budget guys said they had an “error” in the GDP calculations going back many years, and a correction was made – then all of a sudden we started hearing about how the recession had actually been going on since 2007? Plus, none of the costs of the wars and prescription drug plan and tax cuts had been included in the deficit numbers until President Obama came in and included them. Plus, most economists and finance people ended up not understanding the derivatives market and how the mortgage crisis had even happened – until it was studied and explained about the slicing up of mortgages, bundling and reselling many times over their worth to countries and banks around the world?

    Well, all of this ended up in a picture that was so masked and distorted that it took some time to work out all the truth. When the Obama Administration figured out just how bad the picture really was, they were shocked at the far reaching damage. Everybody was.

  33. Howard Dean also stated on “The Last Word” on Thursday that he liked what the President was doing and that it was very possible to make “cuts” to SS/Medicare/Medicaid without touching any benefits.

  34. It was also under George Bush via Powell and Condi Rice that Charles Taylor was pushed out of Liberia, my homeland. For two decades, we were mired in a senseless civil war under that strong man, a Gadaffi protege.

    Thankfully, Powell and Rice pushed Bush to apply pressure, forcing Taylor to flee the country. And today his butt sits in jail in The Hague for his crimes against humanity.

    That, I give Bush credit and am grateful for.

    In Sudan today, I guarantee you those people are just darn happy to have their own homeland. I’d like to wager they are also gratehul to the U.S. for its role in achieving their independence.

  35. Very nice interview. Thankks for sharing maggy519. I especially appreciated how polite she asked the questions and then allowed the President to answer the questions. Thanks again.

  36. The picture of Obama looks soooooooooooo cool, what he is saying do not worried I got this.
    Sudan was a very good news, and yes george Clooney was up fron in Sudan sevaral times, he meet with PBO at the WH to discused Sudan Clooney is a good guy.

  37. Same here Carol and Jacquelineoboomer. I love to see a smart man also being very calm and cool. Just think, the most powerful man in the world, but yet he can move right along and think, chew his gum, and whistle all at once. And you know he is doing some heavy thinking about the meeting on Sunday. I love this President and I have his back also.

  38. I told him that when I met him 2 years ago. I thought I was going to tell him a bunch of stuff. But when I looked into his eyes it was like looking into pools that lead directly to his compassionate soul. It took me back and all I could say was, “Thank you for all you do for us. We’ve got your back.” I’ll never forget his eyes. I’ve still got his back and always will.

  39. Let’s take a look back at PBHO’s 2011 SOTU. Here are two very interestin’ and thoughtful analyses about that speech:

    @MuddyPolitics’ [PRESIDENT] OBAMA SILENCES THE CRITICS, STEALS THE GOP’S THUNDER…

    t’s easy to analyze the less-than-harsh criticisms of the president’s state of the union address as the result of some new political awakening, a nod of acknowledgement to the consequences of vitriolic political rhetoric, and a realization – spurred by the tragic shootings in Tucson – that there is an obvious link between violent language and violence itself.

    It’s possible.

    It’s also possible that President Obama’s address was so flawless that it left no room for genuine criticism; that he silenced any potential critiques by not only agreeing with Republican concerns about the debt, about spending and about jobs, but by then countering the fears of America’s economic decline by proposing practical policies against which even his staunchest opponents couldn’t argue.

    OBAMA DIDN’T MERELY STEAL THE THUNDER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY Tuesday night. HE MARCHED INTO THE IDEOLOGICAL FORTRESS OF THE DEMAGOGUING DEMIGODS AND RIPPED THE LIGHTENING BOLT RIGHT OUT OF THEIR HANDS – then beat them over the head with it as every member of Congress in the House chamber stood and cheered him on.

    IN OUTLINING HIS PLAN TO INCREASE INNOVATION, ACCELERATE EDUCATION AND IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE EVER-COMPETITIVE RACE TOWARD GLOBAL DOMINANCE, OBAMA BALANCED HIS RHETORIC WITH SPECIFIC GOALS TO ACHIEVE THEM.

    And Republicans ate it up.

    HE PLASTERED DUELING EXPRESSIONS OF FEAR AND WONDER, GUARDED REVELRY AND GOD-FEARING AWE, SKEPTICISM AND – if I may say so – “hope” onto the faces of every Republican member of Congress. AND HE DID IT BY USING THEIR OWN VALUES, THEIR OWN TALKING POINTS, AND THEIR OWN CAMPAIGN GOALS AGAINST THEM…

    http://www.muddypolitics.com/2011_01_01_archive.html
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    @ArrghPaine’s CALLING OFF THE ‘STRAW DOGS’

    Republicans gain political advantage by being better at politics than Democrats. This is a cold hard truth that Democrats are loathe to admit, even to themselves. There are TWO PRIMARY METHODS THAT REPUBLICANS EMPLOY TO LEVERAGE AND CONSOLIDATE THEIR POLITICAL POWER: FIRST, THEY SPEAK TO WEDGE ISSUES that are so emotionally powerful that they separate voters from 90% of their interests and well being for the 10% that motivates them emotionally. SECONDLY, THEY ADVOCATE STRAW DOG SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX ISSUES creating quick, easily repeatable catch phrases that sound like they might be effective even though they rarely would address more than the smallest fraction of the issue they are deployed against.

    In the State of the Union last night PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TORE UP HALF OF THE REPUBLICAN PLAYBOOK, NOT BY DISPROVING OR REFUTING THE RIDICULOUS STRAW DOGS that the GOP have used to such great effect for years, HE CO-OPTED THEM, EMBRACED THEM KNOWING THAT THEY WON’T SOLVE ANYTHING but also KNOWING THAT THE QUICKEST WAY TO PROVE THAT WE REQUIRED MORE COMPLETE SOLUTIONS is to include the bumper sticker solutions so that they can no longer be used as an excuse. Several examples are below and I would not be at all surprised if I missed a few…

    STRAW DOG: “AMERICA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF CORPORATE TAXES IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD.”

    FACT: The largest corporations in America pay nothing even remotely approaching the marginal tax rates.

    OBAMA: Over the years, a parade of lobbyists has rigged the tax code to benefit particular companies and industries. Those with accountants or lawyers to work the system can end up paying no taxes at all. But all the rest are hit with one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and it has to change. So tonight, I’m asking Democrats and Republicans to simplify the system. Get rid of the loopholes. Level the playing field. And use the savings to lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years – without adding to our deficit.

    STRAW DOG: FREEZING SPENDING WILL BE EFFECTIVE AT STEMMING DEFICITS.

    FACT: Discretionary spending is a small fraction of the budget, cuts or freezes of discretionary spending will have a relatively small impact in relation to the scope of the problem.

    OBAMA: We are living with a legacy of deficit-spending that began almost a decade ago. And in the wake of the financial crisis, some of that was necessary to keep credit flowing, save jobs, and put money in people’s pockets. But now that the worst of the recession is over, we have to confront the fact that our government spends more than it takes in. That is not sustainable. Every day, families sacrifice to live within their means. They deserve a government that does the same. So tonight, I am proposing that starting this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years. This would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, and will bring discretionary spending to the lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president. This freeze will require painful cuts. Already, we have frozen the salaries of hardworking federal employees for the next two years. I’ve proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs. The Secretary of Defense has also agreed to cut tens of billions of dollars in spending that he and his generals believe our military can do without.

    STRAW DOG: TORT REFORM WILL SOLVE SKYROCKETING HEALTH CARE COSTS.

    FACT: Medical malpractice costs and the costs of defensive medicine are a tiny fraction of healthcare spending… Texas has some of the toughest tort reforms and also some of the highest costs per capita for health care.

    OBAMA: Health insurance reform will slow these rising costs, which is part of why nonpartisan economists have said that repealing the health care law would add a quarter of a trillion dollars to our deficit. Still, I’m willing to look at other ideas to bring down costs, including one that Republicans suggested last year: medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits.

    STRAW DOG: SMALL GOVERNMENT IS BETTER GOVERNMENT.

    FACT: Size doesn’t matter, it really is about being effective.

    OBAMA: Let me take this one step further. We shouldn’t just give our people a government that’s more affordable. We should give them a government that’s more competent and efficient. We cannot win the future with a government of the past.

    STRAW DOG: ELITE DEMOCRATS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE MILITARY, NOT WITH THEIR POLICY AND NOT IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

    FACT: Repeal of DADT proved that Democrats respect the service of ALL those who put on the uniform

    OBAMA: Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American. They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love. And with that change, I call on all of our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and the ROTC. It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.

    STRAW DOG: EARMARKS ARE EVIL AND WASTEFUL.

    FACT: Earmarks are a tool, they are only as evil as the user, also they are a tiny fraction of spending

    OBAMA: And because the American people deserve to know that special interests aren’t larding up legislation with pet projects, both parties in Congress should know this: if a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it.

    STRAW DOG: ELITES like the President THAT FIND FAULT WITH AMERICA, HATE AMERICA.

    FACT: Caring enough to acknowledge our faults and work to perfect the Union has been the work of patriots for more than 200 years.

    OBAMA: And yet, as contentious and frustrating and messy as our democracy can sometimes be, I know there isn’t a person here who would trade places with any other nation on Earth.

    BY EMBRACING THE REPUBLICANS RIDICULOUS TALKING POINTS THE GOP IS LEFT WITH NOTHING to be for… THEY HAD NOTHING BEFORE now it is blindingly apparent.

    http://www.arrghpaine.com/2011/01/calling-off-the-straw-dogs.html

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    Our Prez doesn’t “do things willy-nilly.” He ALWAYS has this Sun Tzu plan, ‘The War of Art’ in mind! lol

    Your thoughts?

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

  40. then he shouldn’t have been on the trip. Democrats need to know what is being said on behalf of the U.S. government.

    This is where the administration is a little naive. Colin Powell is moderate, but his legacy is tied to the Bush administration, not to the Obama administration. There is nothing wrong with vetting what he is going to say.

    No way the Bush administration would let someone near the microphone that was going to do damage to his administration.

  41. I see your point. However if that had been true of Clinton initiatives, no way the Bush administration would have put a Clinton official on the plane and in front of the microphone.

    We can argue about niceties and in the grand scheme of things Colin Powell crediting Bush is not a big deal. But it’s not the politics Republicans would have used. If there is nothing but credit for your administration hitting the microphone, then that becomes CW — that you are right all the time. It’s smart politics whether we like it or not.

  42. And Colin Powell should say that. Did he? Not just Susan Rice, but Powell. That at least would have been good politics.

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