President Barack Obama talks with Press Secretary Jay Carney and Senior Advisor David Plouffe in between meetings in the Oval Office, July 5, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
When I see Plouffe in the White House I think of this tune:
I LOVE that song !!!!! What a soothing balm to the soul. It is so relevant to what we are going through right now :)
Love Plouffe & Bob Marley~ can’t go wrong with either imo.
A look inside Obama 2012 HQ in Chicago:
Looks like the troops are well underway!
But, but, but someone on Old Orange told me that people are not fired up…only the folks in Romney’s camp are fired up….
Just got off a national volunteer call!! Oh baby!! We are FIRED UP!! It’s the day to day stuff that gets it done. It doesn’t matter WHO the Republican candidate is, we HAVE TO PROTECT WHAT WE’VE WORKED SO HARD FOR!!
and I’m IN!!
I see the intensity in the President’s eyes
Hey Tori, love your new blog. You go girl!
More info on the twitter townhall:
Plouffe. The man with the plan!
Love me some Plouffe; kewl dude-and smart too.
There is a very detailed, informative and sobering post about the debt limit at PoliticusUSA by Thomas Bishop.
ANALYSIS: HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHY WE MUST RAISE THE DEBT CEILING:
But by blocking all initiatives to create jobs while insisting on massive cuts to social welfare provisions, and domestic spending in education, health care, infrastructure, and the energy sector, Republicans — at the behest of their corporate elite masters rich with cash and able to create jobs – are only making deficit matters worse for political gain – and intentionally so.
How we got here:
On September 16, 2008, failures of massive financial institutions in the United States, due primarily to deregulation and corporate elitist greed and predatory practices — exposure of securities of packaged subprime loans and credit default swaps issued to insure these loans and their issuers, rapidly devolved into a global crisis resulting in a number of bank failures in Europe and sharp reductions in the value of equities (stock) and commodities worldwide. The failure of banks in Iceland resulted in a devaluation of the Icelandic Krona and threatened the government with bankruptcy. Iceland was able to secure an emergency loan from the IMF in November. In the United States, 15 banks failed in 2008, while several others were rescued through government intervention or acquisitions by other banks. On October 11, 2008, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that the world financial system was teetering on the “brink of systemic meltdown.”
The Republicans now disingenuously complain about the massive spending of this Administration – spending necessitated by their failed policies which led to the economic meltdown.
Reflections on Tally and Truth …
Hate renders one insentient.
Thus, the bulk of members of the Republican Party in the House and the Senate lurch, wander, stumble and wobble into the path of their own assured obliteration.
The light is bright.
The engineer is blasting all the horns and whistles.
But the freight train of 235 cars loaded with the blood and suffering and genius and good and passion and rule of law is moving way too fast for the engineer to ever stop it in time.
The engineer tried.
He likely would have sacrificed even his own life he could have saved those who didn’t have the capacity to see, listen, and comprehend that the solvency of America and the future of America were not going to go off the tracks to avoid crushing a bunch of hate-filled, avaricious fools.
The big engine propelling that train is called the Constitution of the United States of America.
And, the engineer knows that document and all it’s legal underpinnings better than most.
He knows as a true American that he cannot violate that Constitution.
As President, he has never forgotten that he is sworn to never violate that Constitution.
He will try to slow the train, but, in the end if the train splatters those hate-filled, avaricious fools … so be it.
The United States of America will not be derailed or stopped.
Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!
Brilliant Bobfr. Just Brilliant. Looking for parts to tweet. ;)
Thank you utaustin :)
Feel free to take any of it … modify it anyway …
Posted a slightly edited version at OFA … thought someone there might find it useful ;)
Another brilliant piece, Bobfr. You have such a great way of explaining things.
Awesome writing Bobfr. Thanks for sharing.
sjterrid and Betsy … Thank you!!
Wow. Brilliant metaphor!
Great Bob :-)
gn and luci – thank you!!
God I love Bobby. There’s a poster of him blowing smoke as i type this. Don’t worry, we will be bloodied, but we will win at the end.
I have a mini poster of him in my room playing a guitar and smoking the ——- Boy did he speak truth even while high as a kite.
Ahhhh…… Bob Marley paired with the calm, cool yet formidable David Plouffe. Bliss.
Hey guys heads up: On Wednesday July 6th, 2011 (tomorrow) Rev. Al Sharpton will be filling in for Cenk Uygur and will be taking twitter questions live on air about what our leaders can do to improve the economy and create jobs. You can send your questions to him at @TheRevAl and after you finish writing the question use this: #AskRevAl so it can go straight to him. Goodluck!
It was the Republican Party that decided it was important to read the Constitution out loud at the beginning of the 112th (DO NOTHING) congress. Ironically, in the six months that the Republicans have been in the majority, they have made a mockery of the Constitution and the oath they took to uphold it.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OATH OF OFFICE:
As required by Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution, Members of Congress shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution. Representatives, delegates, and the resident commissioner all take the oath of office on the first day of the new Congress, immediately after the House has elected its Speaker. The Speaker of the House administers the oath of office as follows:
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
I love David Plouffe!!!
My brilliant Jewish brother!!! He rocks!!!
If you haven’t read Deaniac’s Post at the People’s View today… oh baby do yourself a favor and read it.. then share it.. make sure you send it to Ms. Maddow while you’re at it (I did):
Lemme just say there has been some MIGHTY writing on the blogs today!!
He is on a roll today. I posted his previous one a few threads back. Great stuff from Deaniac.
That is so good. I sent it to Rachel too.
I sent it also as a fyi. Now maybe we will get a “I am sorry for what I said about the President of the United States.
Love me some Marley. Love me some Plouffe.
Love me some Pete Souza.
I got to talk to him when he came to Baltimore, now I smile whenever I see his picture. I am really impressed with him.
I talked to Plouffe, but I would like to talk to Souza also.
Referring to a post up thread…..Romney’s followers are fired up???? His followers are zombies. How can anyone in his/her right mind call Romney’s supporters fired up? Probably answered my question within my question…..
Exactly carolyn. PBO’s enemies will try to make up any meme or falsehood to make it seem like PBO is withering away in the suset. The Jews and AA base turning against PBO meme has been shattered with recent polls. Now the Rethugs and Big Orange are going with Romney supporters are out enthusing OFA. Yeah…………RIGHT!! Does Romney even have supporters? His campaign is being built on self and corporate financing with a manufactured human following. If he does have supporters they are probably comatose from all his lies, missteps, and flip/flopping. Why do sane folks even go to the DKos? Unthinkable!!
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