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a well-earned break (hey, for bo too)

President Obama’s dog Bo is led onto Air Force One before Obama’s departure from Andrews Air Force Base

President Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base en route to Martha’s Vineyard for a family vacation.


135 Responses to “a well-earned break (hey, for bo too)”


  1. 1 Xtine
    August 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Bo knows his way around AF1, and looking too damn cute!

  2. August 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    YAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYY!!!! Both our POTUS and our Bo are looking terrific!! I’m so excited for them to have a chance to relax and be together 24/7. Sweet!!

    • August 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Yes Indeed! I think *BO* Is an awarding Friend to the Obamas. The Obamas get pure genuine trust worthy Love and loyalty. The Obamas don’t have to worry about *BO* throwing them under the Bus, like Colburn did today. Wowwwwwwwww I guess real true Friends are almost Impossible to find In this mean World and especially In the White House, ummmm :-( 8-O :twisted:

  3. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    August 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    That dog is just precious. He is so sweet and lovable.

    If ever someone deserves a break it’s this family. I wish him some good quality time with family and friends. I hope he gets to read what he wants to read, take walks with his wife and daughters, swim, boat and just enjoy life without any crisis over the next 10 days. Let the media bark all they want. You just keep doing your thing Mr. President. We love you and want you to have a wonderful vacation. We’ll hold down the fort until you get back.

  4. 11 Xtine
    August 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Why the suit? Is there a function this evening? The guy w/ Bo must be saying, “Please, Bo, don’t make me chase you!’

    • 12 Sue in Minnesota
      August 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      I bet he changes before he arrives…..probably was that excited to get out the door, I know I would be. Bo has gotten so BIG….what a handsome dog.

      • 13 utaustinliberal
        August 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        I think he wore the suit Xtine, because he met with his National Security team this morning for a long extended meeting and he probably was too excited as Sue suggests, to get out the door. I know I would be. :)

      • August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        and not only Is *BO* handsome, but oh so, so, lovable, and charming. Bo’s personality fits right In with the Obamas, warm, friendly, happy, Bo Is soooooooooooooooooo sweet :D :-)

    • 15 hopefruit2
      August 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      He probably just came from a meeting and didn’t have time to change into something more comfortable. :)

    • August 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      I’m sure his valet has some casual clothes all laid out for him on board. Gawd, I hope there isn’t anything to interrupt this vacation for him. He looks so happy to be on his way.

  5. 18 nospin
    August 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Dear Rep. Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Can We Talk?

    As a constituent who resides in your district, I just want to weigh in on the hatred and political divisiveness that I hear and read about on the news and on the Internet. There are forces working very hard at making sure that President Obama is defeated in 2012. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they took an oath or signed a pledge to that effect.

    The newest political strategy is to turn the African-American community against the first black president. The idea is to get black folks to scream at the President and to threaten to withhold our support come November 2012. Due to the very high unemployment rate in the black community, this could be an easy sell. The well-paid professional propagandists don’t ask African-Americans to lay the blame for the lack of employment at the feet of the business world (which is hoarding up a couple of trillions in their rainy-day fund), or to consider the fact that governors everywhere are cutting down on the public sector workforce (comprised of large numbers of black Americans per capita), or to holler at the Republican-dominated House, which has blocked most of the job-creating programs introduced by Democrats.

    http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2011/08/18/dear-rep-barbara-lee-chair-of-the-congressional-black-caucus-can-we-talk/

    • 19 Sue in Minnesota
      August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Bravo…..needs to be repeated.

      • 20 hopefruit2
        August 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        And if you click on the link, the letter actually goes into a lot more detail about what the President has actually done that benefits Black people and the country as a whole.

        This letter should go viral.

        • 21 utaustinliberal
          August 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

          Thanks for this nospin. I read every word and I tweeted it. Reading all the GREAT accomplishments President Obama has achieved for all Americans, especially middle and working class Americans, just made me choke up with pride and gratitude for this President. I have no idea how those in his party and the CBC can join the ranks of the GOP and Teaparty to disparage him in a hateful manner. It’s utterly unconscionable. There’s NO excuse for their behavior. None at all.

    • 22 hopefruit2
      August 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks nospin for posting this very well-written letter.

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      August 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Love this “bumper sticker” ending, along with all the rest of the letter:

      “ObamaCares, while Republicans won’t, and we shouldn’t turn our backs on him, we should cover his.”

    • 24 GGail
      August 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Hey nospin, I sent an email this morning to Maxine Waters saying the very same thing! Way to Go!!!!! We’ve got to be involved in this process and not just sit back and complain to each other. LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!

    • 26 nathkatun7
      August 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Great thanks, nospin, for expressing so well my sentiments. I am really at loss to understand what’s going on among Black members of Congress who have joined forces with those pledged to defeat President Obama. Do they really think that if President Obama is defeated the economic conditions in the Black community would be drastically improved?

  6. 28 utaustinliberal
    August 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Bo looks great! He’s growing and he looks well coiffed and just gorgeous. Yay!!!! PBO is off for his well deserved vacation. Go East young man; Go East and have a lovely, delightful, and fun downtime with your beautiful family.

  7. 29 collegekay
    August 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    He’s looking so handsome.

  8. 30 CEB
    August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I hope and pray that the president and his family have a drama-free, love-filled time to enjoy all of the people and things that they love the most. They sacrifice much for us and they MORE than deserve a time away, just like any other family. It is so sad the the president has to pay the Black Tax even when it comes to his vacation. It is amazing that these fools can be so petty; is this all that they’ve got, fake outrage over a vacation? We must really look stupid and childish to other nations.

    Goodspeed, Mr. president.

  9. 31 Fred
    August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    nice to see Bo :D

  10. 32 ber6964
    August 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Gosh but he’s a handsome guy……..sigh!!

  11. 33 dotster
    August 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    For a minute there, Bo looked like he was having 2nd thoughts, not sure about this deal, and then they told him he was going on vacay, that he could romp on the beach, and he scampered happily up the steps. I think he was saying, “Yippee!”
    And I love seeing President Obama laughing and happy. It’s reassuring. I bet he’s really looking forward to a little R&R, no one deserves it more, no one ever has deserved it more. Have a lot of fun, Obama family!

  12. 34 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    You go Bo!

  13. 35 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I love my president. Please tell the CBC, PL, RNC, DCCCC, GOP, CNN, MSNBC, that I said to go to hell.

    • August 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      I sent a tweet this morning to DWS asking how long it will be before @maxinewaters and other @TheDemocrats find themselves in a GOP ad? There is NO WAY I’m working for anyone but PBO for 2012.

      • 37 dotster
        August 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

        If you didn’t get a chance to see Ms. Waters during her other 132 appearances, she is next up on Hardball to complain some more. As I’ve noted, nothing will get you on a news program faster than being an African American willing to criticize President Obama. There’s an invitation issued with the speed of lightning. And the sad thing is, these members of the CBC played right into their hands.

        • 38 utaustinliberal
          August 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

          I’m watching her too dotster. Chris is a fucking asshole. He keeps egging her on and telling her to push the President, call out the President, hold his feet to the fire, because he’s being weak. She then replied that oh Yes she’ll push him, she’ll push him hard. She’ll tell him that black people and the CBC no longer want compromise. That he should become partisan. Chris is now telling her that he hopes she keeps on fighting and pushing PBO hard. That he wants to see a huge march on Washington with black people, labor and other minorities pushing PBO to provide them with jobs. Then with a smug smirk on his fucked up face, he said i’ll definitely cover that. That’ll make good TV. Fucking jerk. Maxine Waters is such a nincompoop and a bitch!

          • 39 hopefruit2
            August 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

            Tweety must be getting a tingle up his hairy leg hearing Waters croak and croak about the President.

            Tell Tweety and Maxine that I said to go to hell.

            • 40 HZ
              August 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

              They surely are speaking hellish language in a hellish conversation when people who do not need to have time being spent on these lady-made problems, and now are using this precious time where we need to be trying to help our brothers and sisters makae their way to a much needed job to feed their children, pay their rent/mortages and car payments or bus fare. She talks about being tired, well, I am tired of her and Tweety(I do not watch him anymore) bashing my President. I am writing them again. I have called her office in DC twice today and will e mail Tweety. These are shameless people.

            • 41 prettyfoot58
              August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

              Then to have halpern on the show….he has NO Credibility

          • August 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

            Yes, Master Chris!

            What an outrage this whole mess is. As if PBO can create jobs out of thin air. Disgusting all the way around.

          • 44 nathkatun7
            August 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm

            Lets face it UT, people like Maxine Waters and John Conyers are now professional politicians. They’ve been in congress for decades and they absolutely have very little to show by way of accomplishments so far as the African American communities are concerned. Now all of a sudden they want to blame everything on President Obama. I say to Ms. Waters what exactly is preventing you and the CBC from enacting legislation to cure poverty? If Congress passed such legislation and President Obama vetoed it, then I will be happy to join you in attacking him. Why can’t Maxine Waters and the entire CBC do the job of legislating, for which they were elected to do, instead of spending time on television whining and bashing President Obama? I think Maxine is trying to distract people from her ethical problems.

          • August 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm

            Wow, thanks for the update so disappointing to see esp. Maxine Waters especially how I watched her defend President Clinton as well as Senator Clinton no matter what!!! It hurts to know that she would stoop so low to treat this president this way. I’m glad I gave up watching lame stream media…A girlfriend told me today how bad it’s been. I advised her to stop watching.

        • 46 dotster
          August 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

          This is infuriating. Now she’s saying she hopes this anger at Obama spreads to other communities. She again mentioned call centers, she’s mad at the call centers in India. This is their big idea? Now if Obama could just make all the corporations move their call centers to Detroit? This is just stupid. And she’s saying stuff like the people tell her to tell “that president” (said derisively) to do something, to fight. Put up his dukes? AGGGGGGRRRRRRGH! Hope they enjoy President Romney. He really cares about the AA community.

          • 47 hopefruit2
            August 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

            With a little further investigation, we will uncover that Maxine’s sudden anger towards the President about AA unemployment has nothing to do with AA or unemployment. It has everything to do with Maxine’s professional ethics problem, her fear of losing her congressional seat, along with her personal resentment of the President.

            • August 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

              Bingo. I said it this morning. She is trying to draw attention from herself, but she is going to get stung by the very bees whose hives shes waddling in today.

              • 49 HZ
                August 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm

                Africa, that is what I was trying to say in a very nonliable manner to the young man. We read Rep. Waters loud and clear. But be clear about one thing: We will no longer allow you congressmen and Congresswomen trash and disrespect President Obama. Deal with the facts without all of the loud emotional loud talking to draw attention away from your problems. We are listening more than ever, Mrs. Waters. Move on with your problems and lay off of my President. Thank you very much.

        • 51 Anonymous
          August 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

          that is so true…he has halpern on his show….the man who called the president a dick….he has no credibility

      • 52 HZ
        August 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm

        Meta, I also think that we demand that our donation do not go to ANY person(s) who will go on cable to bash the President.

  14. August 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Bless President Obama and family. May they relax in peace, enjoy good food, see beautiful nature and the ocean, and enjoy being together. We are here for you, Mr. President, each doing our part while you get some rest.

  15. August 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    More stories of progress

    Industrial production increases on auto manufacturing

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/industrial-production-increases-on-auto.html

  16. August 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    In this volatile state we’re currently living in I really worry about Pres Obama being out in the open like that. Maybe my motherly worry-wart instinct comes out but I cringe every time I see photos with him out in the open. I lived through the 60s and pray every day for the presidents safety. Sorry…just my 2 cents.

  17. August 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    This story has nothing to do with politics, but is has a soft spot in my hear for 2 reasons.

    1. It was sent to me by Tien Le (virtual hugs)
    2. my husband considers bananas the perfect food and who knows, he might be right.

    Slippery Banana Peels Could Be A Savior For Polluted Water

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/slippery-banana-peels-could-be-savior.html

    • 59 hopefruit2
      August 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      Ha! Just another cute anecdote to add to your story. I was reading somewhere that an elderly lady who had reached past the age of 100 said that the secrets to her longevity were her exercise bike and a daily banana. :)

  18. 60 Ladyhawke
    August 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I wonder if President Obama will get a chance to chat with one of his biggest fans while he is on vacation in Massachusetts. This post makes me positively giddy. You will crack up laughing when you read what the Massachusetts GOP said about Elizabeth Warren. Hilarious, Senator Brown must be shaking in his boots.

    Working Class Hero Elizabeth Warren Forms Exploratory Committee
    ============================================

    Being reported today by the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren is filing her paperwork to form an exploratory committee to run for the U.S Senate against the pin-up boy model, Senator Scott Brown.

    Her website is http://www.elizabethforma.com/splash/, “I think this was always part of the plan,” said Doug Rubin, a Democratic political consultant helping Warren with her pre-campaign analysis. “The whole point is for her to engage with people and listen to their concerns. This just allows her to do more of that.”

    I just met with Ms. Warren yesterday and I came away with the feeling that she is truly Middle Class America’s Senator. Originally from Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren has a great and compelling personal story to tell to the people of Massachusetts. As a child she experienced something all too many people today are experiencing today. That is whether a child is sick enough to endure going to the doctors and accumulating medical bills. That was one of the many hard decisions her mother had to make as she was growing up.

    This brings a sense of empathy to exactly what is happening to the people within middle class America. This is something Senator Scott Brown doesn’t have. Although Scott Brown was raised by a mother on public assistance, he has forgotten where he came from and what made his success possible, which is the helping hand from government assistance. Senator Scott Brown has voted time and time again against the interests of regular, ordinary Americans who are struggling. He voted AGAINST extending unemployment assistance if it added to the debt.

    ============================================

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/elizabeth-warren-exploratory-committee

    • 61 nintendowii10
      August 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      Centerfold Scott is terrified of a potential Warren candidacy.

      Firstly, Scott is already weakened by the fact that he voted too many times with the Dems, and it’s pissed off the Teapug base.

      Secondly, Warren is no Martha Coakley. Warren may be soft spoken, but like Reid and our President, she carries a big stick.

      Thirdly, Warren would probably get help/support from PBO during a Presidential election year, in a very liberal state. Unless Romney is the (R) candidate, Perry or Bachmann would of course do nothing but chase away independent support.

      Warren will, to use a term from the Transformers film, bring the rain against Centerfold Scott, for above said reasons, and it should come as no surprise that he is afraid.

      • August 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm

        Another issue Brown will run into is that this isn’t a Special Election, where national volunteers and money will pour in. Teabaggers/GOP love the idea that Brown is in “Ted Kennedy’s seat” but I suspect they’d rather fight to beat McCaskill, Tester, Kaine and re-elect Heller as those Republicans will be more pure than Scotty Brown. Brown will be bankrolled by Koch and the like, but that’s not the image he was elected on. Looking at his donor list will be a who’s who of banksters and corporate interests who want to defeat Warren. Warren’s campaign could make this election a microcosm of class warfare, with the Banksters bought Scott Brown against the working class defender Elizabeth Warren. Brown can get his truck back on the road all he wants – he has votes he’ll have to defend, and video’s with Koch-roaches that he can’t hide from.

        Brown could have upwards of $25M raised – Warren will need at least $15M to be viable if that is the case, more if she’s in a tough primary battle.

  19. August 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    This video will cheer you, share it with everyone you know. The senior citizen that talks at the end it great.

    Protestors tell Perry hands off Social Security

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/protestors-tell-perry-hands-off-social.html

  20. August 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    From the CBS news front page

    In exchange with child, Perry calls evolution a “theory” – with “gaps”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20094248-503544.html?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel

  21. 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    ADIOS MR. PRESIDENT…BON VOYAGE..DON’T LOOK BACK..GET RID OF THE TIE!..SLAP ON SOME SANDALS..RELAX AND HAVE AN AWESOME TIME W/ YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 69 Ladyhawke
      August 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks WiW, I just love this line from President Obama…

      “I took an oath. My pledge is to make sure every day I’m waking up looking out for you, the American people. So I don’t go around signing pledges,” he said.

  22. August 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I’m so glad the president is getting some well deserved rest.

    Here’s a video of an introduction by President Obama at the Breakout session of the White House Rural Economic Summit on August 16

  23. August 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Opps!!! forgot the video:

  24. August 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    PBO has arrived in Martha’s Vineyard. Yippee!!

    • 73 utaustinliberal
      August 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      Just saw Mark Knoller’s tweet saying he had arrived. Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! :lol:

      At least in this case Knoller is good for something; before he begins again with his whiny tweets :roll:

      • 74 hopefruit2
        August 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

        Is Knoller keeping track of the President’s every step? Does Knoller tweet when the President is in bed with his wife?

        • 75 utaustinliberal
          August 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

          Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Hopefruit2 you’re amazing. Your sarcastic dry smart humor today has been on point and so well appreciated. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

        • 77 HZ
          August 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

          Hi Hopefruit2, I put Mr. Knoller in time-out yesterday reading a book by Emily Post. Looks like I will have to have him stay after class again. Letter going home today to inform his family of his beavior. Sorry Mark.

          • 78 hopefruit2
            August 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

            That’s right HZ. Keep Mr. Knoller in time-out and tell him that I said to go to ___ while he’s in the time-out!!

  25. 89 nintendowii10
    August 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Rev Al showing video of PBO talking about jobs, and a Teapug Congressman being publicly shamed for wanting to gut Medicare and Medicaid.

    PBO has done more to talk about jobs than these Teapugs who campaigned on the issue last fall. Seems to me that the only jobs they cared about are their own, they certainly haven’t done squat to create jobs for those who need it.

    • August 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      He’s also done more about jobs than the stupid CBC

      • August 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

        A little OT Guys, I think PBO’s 3-day tour was the best thing to do before he went on vacation. He gave us our marching orders and I think folks are listening. I am seeing all of these protestors talking about jobs. I believe PBO set this up for when they all return in September. The republicans are going to have to do something, especially when PBO give his speech and put his jobs plan forward.

        • 92 jacquelineoboomer
          August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

          I think you’re right, COS. The Republicans definitely are not at the top of the August messaging cycle (except for the crazy candidates), especially about jobs.

          Our chess master at work!

    • August 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      A baby is always waiting for the President. :) This is so precious.

      http://www.daylife.com/photo/0guG8P8fEJ3O8?q=BARACK+OBAMA

      • 95 jacquelineoboomer
        August 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

        Hi, COS – Lucky baby!

        Did you notice this tidbit tacked on the end of the photo caption?

        “Obama administration said Thursday it would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records and allow them to apply for work permits as it reviews over 300,000 cases.”

        Seems odd for that good news to be a part of that photo distribution. I guess this is called getting the news out, by some news outlets. ???

        • August 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

          I saw that Jacqueline. They always do that Jacqueline. I get photos from here for my scrapbook. Another thing they have been doing is showing Obama souveniers in stores and saying that folks aren’t buying and sales are down. They love to dig up negative stuff and try to attach it to our president.

    • 97 Sue in Minnesota
      August 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      I did not like the commentary…negative, negative,negative…. and frankly I think the whole vacation meme is a load of crap.

      Glad to see he has arrived…I know his girls will be happy to see their “boys” BO and BOjr.

  26. August 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Here is what really gets the goat of all the complainers about PBO taking a vacation. He simply ignores their stupidity, and this just kills them. He’s like you guys and scream all you want, I am going to spend quality time with my family. So, there.

    And before his vacation is over, they will start another controversy. I just saw a tweet from Mark Knoller stating that PBO is coming back in time to go to MLK event. I tweeted back and asked him if that was news.

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      August 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Good for you, africa. I’m sick of it. Next, they’ll start saying he’s being opportunistic by speaking at the MLK monument dedication. Sick of it.

  27. August 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    More video from whdh about the president’s visit:

    http://www1.whdh.com/video/category/top-video/

  28. August 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    here’s my twitter handle

    @solstic4life

    pretty new to twitting

    • 102 MTmarilyn
      August 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      About all I do now is retweet. Still don’t understand it all but I want to be able to help the important stuff. I am mtmarilyn2.

  29. August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Some video of President Obama on a discussion of homegrown fuels at the White House Rural Economic Summit:

  30. 104 dotster
    August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    And the news is already hammering him on his vaca. NBC news said most Americans will not begrudge a president a vacay with family, but spent most of their air time with Repub criticisms, some Repub website where you can send Obama snarky vacation messages, Reince Priebus saying something stupid about Americans out of work aren’t vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, that he’d never been there, as if that was significant, and laid it on heavy about the bad economy. And then had some guy saying that Obama better not appear in any photos to be having a good time, to not appear to be “goofing off”. Our news media is absolutely pathetic.

    • August 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      Every day in every way they prove their complete irrelevance. Ooooo, PBO better not be having a good time!! Pitiful.

      I don’t see any news coverage of Rusty doing his golfing fundraisers and locking out his constituents when they show up at his office. UGH.

    • August 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Reince Priebus “WHERE ARE THE JOBS?”

    • 111 Sue in Minnesota
      August 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      Why don’t we collectively turn the MSM news off for the duration of this vacation. Of course, first we will let them know that we are and why we are taking a break from their negativity, and relentless PBO bashing.

      • 112 theo67
        August 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        Excellent idea – I’m going to take the next 10 days off, and just log in here and on Twitter (very occasionally). There will be plenty of fighting to do in September. I can’t take seriously any criticism about the President’s vacation – especially when it comes from people who’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks, and they left on vacation while the FAA was on shutdown. They are ridiculous, juvenile and dangerous.

  31. 113 utaustinliberal
    August 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Guys PBO is looking sssssssssssssssssmoking HOT! in this picture. His jacket and tie are off and he has his lethal shades on and is walking with that swoon worthy swagger from Marine One. HOT! HOT! HOT! ;)

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/0eMkeYs3Kygce?q=BARACK+OBAMA

  32. 119 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    HEADLINE: “AFL-CIO: Labor Will Stand by Obama”

    /// Organized labor won’t sit out President Obama’s reelection campaign and let a Republican win the presidency, the AFL-CIO’s political director said Wednesday. ///

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/177271-afl-cio-labor-will-stand-by-obama-#.Tk17GPAfp6c.twitter

    • August 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      They know what the stakes are. Only those bloviators sitting in a box reading from a teleprompter who love to hear themselves yap all day think this is a joke.

      The unions have seen what Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Florida has wrought. They are thinking about their members. The talkers are thinking about their own wallets.

      Go figure.

      • 121 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        Exactly africa. Unbeknownsk to the corrupt MSM not everyone in the electorate is BRAINDEAD. :wink:

  33. 124 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    August 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Can somone give me Congresswomen Maxine Water’s office phone number. I will give her a call and a piece of my mind tomorrow morning. Not only are we working to keep PBO in the Whitehouse, but we are working to take back the House of Representatives. How is this possible when we have the CBC condemning President Obama on every FRICKEN MSM newsstation? :mad: It is appalling.

    • 125 hopefruit2
      August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      Here, I pulled this off her website, and I do plan on calling her tomorrow and giving her a piece of my mind.

      Office Locations

      Los Angeles
      Congresswoman Maxine Waters
      10124 S. Broadway, Suite 1
      Los Angeles, CA 90003
      Phone: (323) 757-8900
      Fax: (323) 757-9506

      Washington, DC
      Congresswoman Maxine Waters
      2344 Rayburn House Office Building
      Washington, DC 20515
      Phone: (202) 225-2201
      Fax: (202) 225-7854

      https://waters.house.gov/

      • 126 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm

        Thanks hopefruit. As PBO has always proclaimed we are the change we have been waitiing for. If we don’t do the work to help PBO and Dems get elected it won’t get done. I will be calling her office first thing in the morning.

        PBO’s adversaries have not seen nothing yet. President Obama’s ground and internet troops are just getting started. The media thought the crashing of congresses websites, faxes, and phonelines was something during PBO’s debt debate call for action you wait and see what happens if Congress votes against his Big Jobs bill coming up in September. :cool:

    • 127 Sue in Minnesota
      August 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      Ca office 323-757-8900 Fax 323-757-9506
      DC office 202-225-2201 Fax 202-225-7854

    • 128 geegee
      August 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      And let her know that the taking back of the house may not include her tail if she keeps running off at the mouth on shows such as morning Joke, et al.

      • 129 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        Oh, she will be put on notice. I bet even her own district will support President Obama over her nonsense and we all know now that she dealing with ethics issues that are being brought to light. Shame on you Ms. Waters.

  34. 130 lamh34
    August 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I’m posting the following at any blog I visit as a sort of pre-emptive strike against anyone trying to use Maxine Waters “black people are frustrated” BS.

    So I see that Maxine Water’s recent comments about “black frustrations” with Obama has been getting alot of airplay and has been used here and elsewhere as a way to say “hey…even African Americans are upset with Obama…”. This could not be farther from the case. In truth, it’s a little more nuanced than certain care to think about.

    I understand that the majority of the people could probably care less about this nuance. It’s enough that the “perceived” frustration expressed by Ms Waters’ is out there. So for anyone who actually would like to read a pretty good post about the subject that at the very least tries to give you an accurate picture of how the CBC, Obama, etc are perceived within the community.

    Rep. Maxine Waters, CBC, Waiting For You to “Unleash” Them On Obama

    While President Barack Obama was on the road duing a listening bus tour, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were getting an earful in Detroit from frustrated constituents upset over our dire economic conditions. When pressed on why the CBC isn’t doing more to put pressure on the president, Rep. Maxine Waters gave a candid response that they were waiting on permission from their constituents. She said these voters, often fervent supporters of the president, needed to “unleash” them…

    Rep. Waters and other CBC members are in a precarious situation where their voting public is angry, frustrated, struggling and wants action. But there is a serious political risk if members like Waters and others if they are perceived as too aggressive…

    Obama has only been in office three years. Many CBC members have been around since the Clinton Administration or longer. And many issues dragging down the African American community are systematic issues that have lingered since — quite frankly — forever. But when it comes to the current economic crisis, it’s been at a “Depression” level for African Americans since George W. Bush’s second term as president. Any critique of “Why isn’t Obama doing anything?” can easily be turned around back on them and they can be asked, “What has the CBC been doing for the last 20 years?”

    Is that a far question given how complicated politics can be? Probably not. But will that get asked over and over again by those in defense of the president? Yes, indeed. … if they go too hard on the president, who is more popular than many of them as a whole (individually, I’m sure they’re beloved in their various districts) — they will get clowned. For all the CBC’s accomplishments, many perceive the current organization as ineffectual and decadent in the same way people view the NAACP and the National Urban League. There seems to be no innovation in the fight, just a retread of old tactics — like having a meeting, holding a boycott or having a march…

    There is more. Please read the whole post. It is very good, and IMHO, perfectly describes the situation as I experience it in my conversations with my own family and community.

    Again, if anyone cares to go deeper than the headlines.

    • 131 Sue in Minnesota
      August 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      This is a good read, helps to broaden my perspective. Still think Ms. Waters is manipulating the politics of this, and unfairy so against the President. Tweety evidently wants to see the AA community out in force marching against this President. Marching against this Congress….yes. Marching against the Propogandists in the MSM….hell yes, Against the President …misdirected energy IMO, and it should be all Americans, the issues affecting the AA community affect all of us…we should be in this together.

  35. 132 ChristiMtl
    August 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Constituents of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-District 1) continue to occupy his offices waiting for the Congressman to grant a meeting. Ryan is currently vacationing with his family, but the seven individuals sitting in his office say they have all tried to contact Ryan, multiple times, and have received the same generic email response. Traditionally when members of Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation break for the August recess they hold town hall meetings where they listen to concerns off constituents in their districts. Ryan, so far, has only scheduled one “public” appearance at the Whitenall Park Rotary September 6 banquet. Attendees will be required to pay a $15 fee to be one of the lucky 300 to meet with the Representative.

    http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/652413/updated:_unemployed_occupy_paul_ryan%27s_office,_demanding_meeting%3B_police_on_the_scene/

  36. 133 isonprize
    August 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I knew it, I knew it, I KNEW IT!!! I just KNEW Michelle Obama could jump double dutch!! I just knew it!! 8) :lol: 8) :lol:

  37. 134 Nili
    August 19, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Damn, another few photos that made me think this guy should do some high fashion modelling. *fans self*

  38. 135 Carolyn verdin
    August 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I love the 1st family of our awesome country . Our president is showing the world that nothing can be obtainable over night. But pulling together we can make a Didference. Take a look at my city new Orleans we are still rebuilding. Stop trying to find fault and work with the our President .. By far he has been the most intelligent President . I can recall as a child one of my classmates was playing As the teacher . She had to call on one of us for the answer . My hand was the 1st to go up , she kept looking over me. She findly called on someone else ..I knew the answer, but I was not the right skin color to be smart enough to answer the question. She rather get a wrong answer then to receive a right answer from me. Now that I have kids of my owe I teach them to give every one a chance and help them out if they need a helping hand. The president need the entire body to come together to make this country a better America.


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