Life imitating art imitating life …. Boehner, Ryan & Co upped their demands too, for fear there’d be an agreement.
This is what I keep hoping for….. however…. People need to feel fresh pain from what the Bush Tax cuts for the überwealthy have wrought. They need to feel the pain the GOP has caused the country forcing Obama to extend them, and the GOP holding Obama and the American people HOSTAGE over MONEY for people who already have more money than they can spend in ten lifetimes.
They need to feel that pain on the way to the polls in November 2012.
Obama has played this like a Maestro.
I agree with you, Tally. Problem is, too many voters are ignorant (willfully or unintentionally) about who’s causing their pain, and they might just vote against the guy in the WH just cuz he’s the one there.
Then they’ll learn the hard way. The phones of Congress should be lighting up, people should be on the streets screaming about what these Republicans are doing. They’re holding Americans hostage so they can cater to the crazies among them, jeopardizing the recovery from the economic disaster THEY caused! And, the only sound that can be heard is their crazy throngs shouting “shut it down”. It’s a crying shame, and some people will only realize their own power when they’ve lost everything. That’s just the sad fact, and we can see it clearly in what happened in Wisconsin. I don’t know why it has to come to this.
Agreed. And if we are that collectively stupid as a society, we deserve what we get.
And I’ll need to marry some hot man from Canada ASAP.
Anyone want to play Dolly Levi for me?
I understand your position; however, I will be the one to feel the pain. It’s a shame the intelligent must suffer with the ignorant. Last night I saw fatigued and frustration on the president’s face. His heart is pained by the possibility that millions will be out of work…I will be out of work. Nevertheless, the GOP and media are looking for ways to blame him for the mess on the horizon. How pathetic.
I feel like I am watching a train wreck in slow motion. What are they thinking?!??
Call and support your Democratic representatives if you are lucky enough to have them. But especially call if they are Republicans and let them know the blame and cost for this is totally in their laps. My rep is teabagger “Taliban” Dan Burton (IN-05). I have called his office about this before, but did again this afternoon and gave the message that I don’t agree with the GOP budget at all, but if the President and the Democrats want to work with them then I support the President. I said that the shut down is totally the GOP responsibility and they need to stop playing around with the people of this country and start working to resolve problems.
You know, I was thinking this morning that every CEO and big businessman in the country, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, should be donating to President Obama’s campaign. He helped the middle and lower income people and they began buying goods and services again. People were more optimistic and the stock market rose. He has encouraged new industries and small businesses. The economy is prospering in so many ways because of his presidency. They need to see that it is a win-win situation. We don’t want no stinking trickle!!!!! There is plenty of money, vast amounts of money, and it wants to flow freely — what is good for middle and lower income people is good for the rich, too.
The last time that life imitated art in a big way was when:
The movie “The China Syndrome” was released 12 days before the Three Mile Island “incident”.
Physicists (Edward Keller on top) were furious about the “inaccurate way the nuclear energy
industry was pictured”.
Guess what ?
Two weeks ago I was at the yearly reunion my professor organizes every Spring. Physicists younger
and older than me come together to discuss the “State of the World” from a physicists point
So, not surprising, the nuclear disaster in Japan came to be a center of debate.
Hah – it turned out not one of these physicists knew that one of the problems of reactors
based on nuclear fission is that you cannot “just turn them off” – even after the control rods
have moved in completely and stopped the primary “criticallity” that keeps the reactor giving
off 3 GW of heath to produce 1 GW of electricity, the “rest products” of radioactive material
produced during normal operations will keep giving off heath on the order of 20 % of full
That’s the reason you have to keep cooling those reactors even if they have been “shut down”
due to an earth-quake.
I was a graduate physics student during 1979 – I thought all physicists *knew* this.
Sigh, so much for science grades …
I want President Obama to look that orange cry baby in the face and tell him that we have gone far enough, there will be no more giving on the Democrats side. The Republicans are trying to put a hamper on the improving economy, hoping that it would be in terrible shape next year and the President would pay for it. But I’m hopng the voters will be smarter and not fall for the Republican-Tea Party B.S.
Does anyone know when the west wing live chat is going to be on?
It’s been rescheduled for Thursday, April 14th at 5:00 p.m.
The White House Blog
Open for Questions: Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of West Wing Week
Posted by Arun Chaudhary on April 05, 2011 at 01:02 PM EDT
Update: This Open for Questions event has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 14th at 5:00 PM EDT.
Ladyhawke, I would like to ask everyone on this site to take a minute and sign the petition below. Yesterday 17 dirty Dem senators voted against the EPA and the president. It was not the blue dogs, it was Sherrod Brown, Clarie McCaskill, Carl Levin, etc. Now I like a lot of these people, but that does not mean they shouldn’t be called out for abandoning the president and the EPA’s work on lowering carbon emissions. It seems to me they just want to make sure they get reelected. Baloney. They are listening to the right wing fringe.
Let’s make sure those dems understand that we expect them to back the president.
Yes. Already done! THESE losers are the problem!
These are the same types of people who then go on TV to complain about the President not being able to satisfy some item on the wish list of the wailing progressives, like closing Gitmo or not extending the Bush tax cuts. This is what the President is dealing with. And what reason would these sellouts give for voting against the agency that ensures the safety of water, food, air in this country? What special interest are they looking out for? These people are bought and paid for, and they could care less about the well being of this country, and the future they’re leaving for the next generation – including their own children.
You know, the President mentions time and again that he’s making decisions that will help his children’s futures, or ensure that they don’t have to deal with something that should have been dealt with years ago, or ensuring that this country’s children will be able to compete with the rest of the world in years to come. What exactly are Sherrod Brown, Claire McCaskill, Carl Levin leaving for their children?
I agree with everthing you say Theo67. I can tell you what Claire McCaskill is leaving her children…….millions of dollars. That woman is very wealthy and one of the first to attach her coattails to PBO. I wrote her a very nasty letter about how selfish she is.
Dorothy, I signed the letter.
Thanks dorthy i signed and thank you for the info. Now we need to not boycott celebrity apprentice. I don’t watch the crap.
Life is too short, and time is too precious to watch BAD TELEVISION!
Done and sent to FB
DR, consider it done. I just signed the petition. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Signed with a rant included. Thanks, Dorothy.
Signed the petition. Thanks for the heads up. The more we take action like this, the better.
I just signed the petition, thanks for the suggestion, great Idea.
Thank you Ladyhawke
Yeah, and then Bartlett gets out and walks up connecticuit avenue to see the republican Sepaker! Same old playbook from the pubs! But this time they have fox news, so they are way more confident! LOL!
I sighed that petition. It’s like you can’t trust anyone anymore. What the hell has happened to this country?
Their sole action is to be reelected so they play to the tune of Big Corp and the way their district sways. They are there because they feel powerful and could care less about the needy. Then as you read the news they blame it all on Obama. They are sending out their message loud and clear. Obama is the one who doesn’t care for the people or our military. I am so angry that if I was near one of them I would cuss them out and I don’t usually cuss in public.
Chipstick I read your comment about wishing BO would bite Boehner’s leg. I had to laugh out loud that was so funny. One of the best hee haw laughs I’ve had if a long while.
They feel powerful because the media doesn’t call them out on their lies.
The FIRST battle to win is the battle for a media who will get back to the job of FACT CHECKING !!!
Not going to happen because the ÜberRichRight® own the media.
Conference call with Jim Messina and David Axelrod in progress now. I”M IN!
I am overwhelmed by your help. These are the type of things we should try to be aware of. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We have got to watch our president’s back. So called progressive, we are going to be watching you.
Signed the petition and left a comment; polite, but pointed. Told them to follow PBO’s example of being more concerned about getting things done than about doing things just to get re-elected.
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