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‘no games, no politics, no noise – pass it immediately’

President Obama holds up his proposed American Jobs Act legislation while making a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, September 12

The American Jobs Act


158 Responses to “‘no games, no politics, no noise – pass it immediately’”


  1. 1 MTmarilyn
    September 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Good morning everyone. I was in a class all day yesterday and unable to watch any of the ceremonies. I am looking forward today to go back and read all the diaries and comments. Thank you Chips for all the beautiful pictures and words you have given us. You are a real treasure. I love this TOD family. Have a great day everyone. Now lets listen to the President.

  2. 2 Me4obama
    September 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Good Morning TODVille. PBO reached 10 million Twitter Followers and chipsticks reached 4 million hits this weekend. Congratulations to you both. Off I go to tweet CNN and give them the awful bad News about these 2 important milestones :lol: guys we have lost the “base” :lol:

  3. September 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Why? Is their another msm blackout?
    Sometimes, they cut him off, which is worse than not showing him at all!
    Sometimes, one channel will show it, and if it is a detailed speech, the panel will come on afterwards and say the opposite from what he said!

    • 5 hopefruit2
      September 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

      No Jovie, there is not a blackout. We simply want to avoid the worthless pundidiotry of CNN and MSNBC. CSPAN-2 is also covering the speech live so you can view it there as well :)

    • 6 Mel
      September 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Jovie I was watching the speech on CBS and they cutt off half way as well JOBS may not be importan or sexy subject to
      cover, but this is very serious it’s time to start writing to all the MSM and complaint. the people are looking for jobs are
      important to the msm what a bunch of Fucks sorry. Yes i watched the whole speech from the WH live stream. it was
      great seen all those diverse people you Mr President and yes we can.

      • 7 Debz
        September 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

        They cut it off? WOW, I thought JOBS,JOBS,JOBS was the most important thing to the American people, and they were sooooo disappointed with the President because he hasn’t given them jobs. Clearly it’s not so important to show the whole speech.

      • 8 Sue in Minnesota
        September 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm

        They cut it off, right back at you CBS….cut them off. I’ll write and register complaint.

        Question: I just sent Speaker Boehner 2 e-mails, after submitting I received nothing acknowledging they would be delivered….did anyone else have the same experience…did I send my e-mails into the great unknown that is the ether?

      • 9 Sue in Minnesota
        September 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

        Maybe a tweet campaign to turn off MSM and turn on C-Span for unadulterated coverage. America start thinking for yourselves.

        • 10 nathkatun7
          September 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

          I totally agree with you Sue! I think this country would be better off without all the self-important pundits who try to filter everything and try manipulate viewers and listeners.

  4. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Wow. John King on CNN just asked a question relating to the Republicans and how they are looking for a way not to go along with the President’s jobs plan: “Are they stuck in the same old political argument?”

    First time (seriously) I’ve heard him question a Republican tactic.

    • 12 Fred
      September 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

      did he really? :shock: King must be sick for asking an honest question;for once :roll:
      I know he’ll be back to his typical predictable republican hack assholery in a minute but good on him

      • 13 jacquelineoboomer
        September 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

        Yes, I’m almost holding my breath hoping it will last 10 minutes. (Oops – King just said the Republicans are looking for shenanigans from the White House. Well, that’s at least honest!)

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      September 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Even the financial pukes on CNN are saying they understand what the President is doing to ease the economy, with the jobs bill; “it’s about policy not politics.”

    • 15 Linda
      September 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

      CNN has been broadcasting from Tampa for a couple days in front of what looks like the entrance to a Carnival or Circus.

      • 16 Fred
        September 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

        feel sorry for Don Lemon :lol:

        • 17 anniebella
          September 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

          I don’t feel sorry for Don Lemon, I sent him an email and told him that I wasn’t planning to watch that GOP circus debate Monday night. I have something better to do, watch my President jobs bill speech again.

          • 18 Olivia
            September 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

            Wait a second; didn’t the repubs have a debate just last Wednesday? The one that was so important that the President had to delay his jobs speech by one night? Why the hell are they having another debate tonight?

      • September 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

        They are down there to cover the rethug debates.

      • 20 Mel
        September 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

        Linda I so glad I do not watch cable anymore . PBO has BOXED the GOP big time . he will be talking to the people
        directly locally. so Republicans where are your ideas about creating jobs we are waiting??????

  5. September 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Good Morning Everyone – I will be repeating this post on every thread until you guys make me do all 50 states. Put me to work people.

    CALL TO ACTION

    The more I learn about the JObs Bill the more I like it.

    The White House released PDF files that explain how many infrastructure jobs, teachers, unemployed helped, etc. PDFs are great for printing out and distributing to a crowd, but Web pages are more popular. So I converted 5 states yesterday. I have also included a video clip of the President speaking in Richmond, a link to the page that lists government contact info, and a link to the PDF file.

    I need your help in spreading these web pages around, and in making more. I will make your state page if you send me the addresses of 3 local media sources or a letter to the editor. If your state has already been done, you can help out by sending a suggestion for how we can get the word out.

    California – http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-for-california.html
    Florida – http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-for-florida.html
    Ohio – http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-for-ohio.html
    Kentucky – http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-for-kentucky.html
    Virginia – http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-for-virginia.html

    Let’s ignore negative articles on the Web or comments and just focus on supporting this bill.

    I will check back here all day and make state pages as requests come in. Once people read what

    • 22 MTmarilyn
      September 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Can you do one for Montana. Thanks WIW!

    • 24 Olivia
      September 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      Posting the Florida link on FaceBook and emailing it to my Congress critters… THANK YOU WIW :)

    • September 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      This is great, I’ve already tweeted those!!

      Will you do one for Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa.

      WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 27 Sue in Minnesota
      September 12, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      How about forwarding the video clip of Robert Reich to our Republican elected officials. We’re not BAMBOOZLED by YOUR BIG LIES!

    • September 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Please provide one for GA, WIW. Thanks!!

    • 29 Dudette
      September 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Please do one for Georgia.

      Check out this article from the Georgia Democrats. Nathan Deal needs to have this shoved in his face daily!

      http://www.georgiademocrat.org/2011/09/08/georgia-nearly-last-in-job-creation-under-nathan-deal/

      • 30 Dudette
        September 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm

        Fellow Georgia TOD’ers. Please make this video go viral.

        —————————————————————
        Heck, I’ll just post the whole artlcle that I referenced above.

        Georgia Nearly Last in Job Creation under Nathan Deal —

        Georgia – Despite Governor Nathan Deal’s repeated campaign promises that creating jobs would be a top priority for his administration, Georgia ranked #49 out of 50 states in job creation for the month of July and is ranked #47 in the nation over the past five year period.

        In the past year, Georgia has had nine months of job loss, including a four year streak of unemployment higher than the national average. This job loss stands in direct contrast to the pledges of then-candidate Deal, who pledged to “kick-start the economy” while making job creation the theme of his campaign bus tour.

        In October, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson stated that the future governor would “serve as Georgia’s top ambassador and salesman to bring new jobs here.” Yet, more than 470,000 Georgia citizens remain out of work.

        “Republicans remain silent about their job record because they don’t have one,” said State Representative Virgil Fludd (D -Tyrone). “Georgia needs effective state leadership to produce a job-friendly environment.”

        When asked if federal politics were inhibiting job creation in Georgia, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler stated that a “lack of leadership in Washington is a contributing factor to the overall lack of confidence in the (Georgia) economy.” Yet this explanation doesn’t address why 48 other states operating under the same federal leadership created more jobs than Georgia.

        “Governor Deal and Commissioner Butler need to stop playing politics and start introducing solutions,” concluded party chairman Mike Berlon. “Georgians are hurting. We need our leaders to take their campaign promises seriously and fix our broken economy.”

        ###
        Sources:
        Atlanta Business Chronicle “Georgia 50th in job creation in July”; August 22, 2011.
        Atlanta Business Chronicle “Georgia 47th for recent job creation”; July 25, 2011

    • 31 nathkatun7
      September 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      WIW, Once again you are showing us how to focus our energy and time on important things and less time on dealing with the silly stuff. Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing. I will share your web pages. And if it’s o.k., I will also print out the pages dealing with California and make copies for distribution. Really wonderful stuff, Linda!

  6. September 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Also from last thread (sorry for the repeats Chips)

    I received an email from my Senator, Barbara Boxer asking for my support of the Jobs Bill. If you live in California, please sign this petition.

    http://www.barbaraboxer.com/petitions/american-jobs-act?utm_source=sp4102500&utm_medium=e&sc=sp4102500&refcode=sp4102500

  7. September 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Lawmakers call on the President to take drastic action to make sure the Pistal service does not default! Wait,… What?
    Seemingly, they want him to deliver mail? Lol!

    • 40 hopefruit2
      September 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

      LOL – pistal service. :) :)

    • 41 Me4obama
      September 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Bwahahahahahahahana, I won’t mind my president delivering my mail if that’s what it takes to save the postal service.

      • 42 jacquelineoboomer
        September 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

        If all Obama supporters just bought one roll or one book of postage stamps, as someone here suggested, we could put the Postal Service back on track!

        • 43 Sue in Minnesota
          September 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

          This…..jacuelineoboomer, I thought of your suggestion last night as I was writing out and stamping some bills that needed to be paid.

          I don’t know what the short fall is for the Post Office, but imagine if a couple million people went out immediately and bought stamps, and then some extra stamps right now. As much as I dislike junk mail, I can’t imagine not having the services of our post office.

        • 44 MaewholoveourCIC
          September 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

          The problem with the Postal Service is the funding of the retiree’s health benefit. They have to prefund it. While you all are calling your representatives please ask them to support HR 1351 and to oppose Issa’s HR 2309. Issa is trying to break the back of the Postal Service. Thanks everyone.

        • 46 57andFemale
          September 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

          No! The USPS isn’t in any trouble! It’s the batshit crazy REPUBLICAN voice vote law of 2005 — they have to pre-fund their health care 75 in advance, and do it in a 10-year period. Yeah, right — that’s how ‘businesses are run, right?

          Then there was the 50 bn error that, if fixed, would wipe out the alleged 9 bn they are in the hole for the last two years, but Repubs refuse to fix it.

          Repeat: THERE IS NO SOLVENCY PROBLEM FOR THE POST OFFICE. They are doing quite well, due to eBay and other businesses. It’s Republicans who set out to bankrupt the USPS.

          Why, you ask? In order to decimate the union for the second largest employer in America.

          So guys — if we don’t know these facts here, I really worry about what less engaged Americans believe. And that includes my husband who wouldn’t listen to me because he’s treated rudely at the post office and therefore they get what they deserve.

          I screamed at the poor old guy yesterday. Couldn’t take it.

        • 47 nathkatun7
          September 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm

          Really a splendid idea! I will do just that first thing tomorrow. I will also urge friends and family to the same. It is absolutely crucial that we save the post office. Where I live there is always a long line whenever I go to the post office. That is clear evidence that U.S. Postal Service still plays a crucial role in people’s lives. Especially poor and middle class people.

    • 48 Debz
      September 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Does the Congress need a refresher course on what their job is? I thought they read the Constitution the first day of the session. I guess they didn’t understand the reading materials.

      • September 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

        Really!

        And, they work for us…

        So, WE need to remind ‘em of that…TWEET/RT ‘EM, FB ‘EM, EMAIL ‘EM, et al!

        If they don’t “get it,” VOTE ‘EM OUT! ;) :lol:

        YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
        YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
        I’M IN…FIRED UP & GOIN’! ;)

      • 50 utaustinliberal
        September 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

        Absolutely true.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      September 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

      DUH!!! This should go VIRAL. I’m going to call everyone, fax everyone, tweet everyone, mail everyone this info.

    • 55 ChristiMtl
      September 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Good morning TOD’ers,

      Surprise surprise, like we didn’t know that already.
      They can say what they want, it’s not like they’re holding back, corporate media will always protect them and control the narrative.

      I can’t wait for one thing, when President Obama will be reelected next year, I won’t care about the corruption in the media, the lies and propaganda. No more anger and frustration.

      4 years to follow President Obama without the irritation.

      Yesterday was another proof of the blatant disrespect. It’s always President Bush, President Clinton…..and Obama, or Mr. Obama. The can’t put his title in front of his name.

  8. September 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

    CALL TO ACTION

    We spend as much time as we can today promoting this bill. Phone, tweet, email

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/05/contact-congress-address-phone-twitter.html

    talk about this in the lunchroom,

    Make a sign and put it in your yard

    Make a sign and put it in the back window of your car

    Write a letter to the editor supporting this bill and post it here.

    Find facebook pages where Dems gather and post your comments

    The Republicans are counting on us loosing focus, getting distracted or giving up – that’s not going to happen.

    In August many of them faced angry town hall constituents, they need to know the pressure will not let up just because they are back in Washington.

    Everyday from this day forward needs to have the intensity we felt hours after his speech.

    Virtual Hugs – I love this blog and the energy it generates.

  9. 60 Fred
    September 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    the President is hitting them hard without naming names.Me LOVES IT :D :D

    • 61 Left-Indie
      September 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you for the call to action, WiW. Fred says Obama is hitting them hard without naming names. I wish he would, though. I wish, instead of blanket “congress should act” he would make a clear line between the t-thugs and the Dems. Nancy Pelosi and Clayburn is not who he is talking about, and so while we know it, a lot of low info people don’t. Everybody is fond of saying congress sucks. No. The T-thugs who rule congress suck. Make it clear.

  10. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wow. John King just said it’s the American people who sent in the tea party in 2010, and they’re responsible for the current situation in Congress. He said he gets mail from the tea party when he says stuff like that.

    Maybe I’m dreaming. That was about a half hour of fair commentary from John King, and even some of the financial types (with only a couple RW talking points from one woman on the panel).

    Here’s the President!

  11. 64 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    President Obama to congress: LET’S PUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BACK TO WORK – PASS THIS BILL.

    NO GAMES

    NO POLITICS

    NO DELAYS

  12. 66 MTmarilyn
    September 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Pass this bill!!!

  13. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The Barack and Joe, good cop-good cop, act! Love them!

  14. 68 MTmarilyn
    September 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I love that he actually quoted the Wash Post that Repubs would not help Obama. Tell it like it is.

    • 69 Fred
      September 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

      about time he said it too
      I hope he continues to remind the American people when goes around the country that they pledge Allegiance to the United States Constitution and that it should NOT be to Grover Norquist and that until McCain it was “Country First” but now it’s “Party Only” .I know I made that last part but I am right about that one

      • 70 Sue in Minnesota
        September 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

        These pledges are a particular sore spot for me. They have NO business giving allegience to anything other than the sworn oath they gave upon entering Congress.

        In my ‘legally challenged’ mind I still can’t understand how this is not a violation of their oath. I would think it is an actionable offense.

  15. September 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Almost missed this, thank you so much Chips… you are soooo on the job at all times :) Thank you also yesterday for your complete coverage of the days events, I did peruse it off and on throughout the day- yours was the only coverage I visited, as you made it comfortable and the comments were all so thoughtful. Happy Monday to you all.

  16. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

    The President says we can use “one of those airplane skywriters” to get the message to Congress! He’s enjoying this.

  17. 75 MTmarilyn
    September 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I love dust off the fax machine. Well off to get all the numbers I need.

  18. 77 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    President Obama….

    “The only thing stopping us is politics.”

    LET’S GET SOMETHING DONE.

    LET’S PUT THIS COUNTRY BACK TO WORK.

    SEND ME A BILL I CAN SIGN.

  19. September 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    So – we now have a Texas Jobs Bill page – thanks to snoopy4eva2. Snoop sent me a link from the WH that has even more info. I will convert the PDFs at that site to web pages tonight. Thanks Snoop

    The American Jobs Act: Impact for TEXAS – http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-for-texas.html

    Keep those requests coming – I want to have all 50 states covered and I need your help.

  20. 83 desertflower
    September 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

    We heard you loud and clear! Let’s get to work and do what we do so well! Call, write, fax,email,skywrite,make signs, go to offices…etc! Let’s do this!

  21. 85 Fred
    September 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

    have a good day TOD family.Heading to hospital to talk about maybe further treatment or treatment plans

  22. September 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Love our President. He was ready for them today. Here’s the bill. Now pass it. Immediately. Excellent.

    OT: We’ve been on Mark Knoller on twitter today about his snarky tweets on the President. It’s been fun.

  23. 100 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Great pics. I like the variety and diversity of professions represented. See that, police, fire, and teacher unions???

    Pass the Bill. Immediately.

  24. 106 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Boehner’s phone line is “experiencing heavy call traffic.”

  25. 108 GGail
    September 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Good morning TOD family from the West Coast. Chipsticks you did a marvelous and tasteful coverage yesterday – thank you!

    WIW – I have family in Georgia, Utah and North Carolina. Can you add links for them that I can email to them?

    Thanks TOD family for being willing to support our President!

    YES.WE.CAN!

  26. 109 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Okay, Boehner’s office in DC is not accepting calls. They put you on hold with a msg that they’re currently experiencing heavy call traffic and after a while you just get disconnected. Anyone with a different experience from what I just described, please let us know.

    • 110 Linda
      September 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      His e-mail box was full this morning also.

    • 111 Anna Luc
      September 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Are you calling the congressional office or the Speaker’s Office? Anyone from outside of a member’s district (or certainly the state) should be directing their communications to the party leadership offices. Here is a link with that information http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/leadership.cgi?site=congressmerge. I like to fax ‘em cause I can do it late at night and know I’ll get through. Also I’m not so sure how impressed these guys are with tweets. If their office staff ain’t bitchin’ bout it, I don’t think they pay attention.

      • 112 hopefruit2
        September 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        Yes, that’s the number I called. And they apparently are experiencing very heavy traffic and disconnecting callers after putting you on hold for some time.

  27. 113 anniebella
    September 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I have already email my Democratic Congressman and Senator and I asked them to please support the President’s bill.

  28. 115 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    “The Hour of the Jackals” is upon us. Press Secretary Jay “Clark Kent” Carney will be briefing the GOP Press Corps at the White House momentarily. Currently scheduled for 12:15 PM ET.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/briefing-press-secretary-jay-carney-65

    • 116 Sue in Minnesota
      September 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      I think of the press briefing as the sandbox hour…they are such children, and Jay ‘freakin Clark Kent’ has to lower himself to ‘sandbox patrol.’
      Jay is awesome…..his patience is awe inspiring, at least to me who could always use more.

      • 117 Ladyhawke
        September 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        Sue, I can’t believe Jay lost his Clark Kent glasses. He is back to his old glasses.

        • September 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

          I know, right? Losing a pair is terrible AND expensive. He’s going to replace them.

        • 119 Sue in Minnesota
          September 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

          Maybe his darling wife was worried they made him too ‘sexified’……if she reads here she’ld know that he has more than a few ‘groupies’ :shock:

          (she really needn’t worry..it’s all GOOD! We love and respect committed family men!)

        • 120 Sue in Minnesota
          September 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

          Losing glasses is a bummer, and the ones you lose are always the ‘PERFECT PAIR.’ Been there, done that.

  29. 121 MaewholoveourCIC
    September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    why do comments await moderation?

  30. September 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Lew says that their is more than enough pay for to cover tge jobs act!

    http://thepage.time.com/2011/09/12/lew-467-billion-pay-fors-in-american-jobs-act/

    Look at what pays for it, the republicans are not going to like this! Lol!

    • 125 Ladyhawke
      September 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      This is what smart and efficient government looks like. President Obama has assembled a brilliant and hard working team. You won’t find any unqualified cronies in this administration. I watched OMB Director Jack Lew today at the briefing with Press Secretary Jay Carney and he was terrific. He is a no nonsense kind of guy. Nothing but the facts. He answers questions thoroughly and completely. He knows his stuff.

      It is clear to me that this flawless rollout of the American Jobs Act has frustrated and flummoxed the GOP Pres Corps and the media talking heads. They are beside themselves trying to find something wrong with it. They just hate it when PBO has the upper hand. The GOP is in a bind and they know it. Taking the AJA on the road is their worst nightmare because the facts will get out.

  31. September 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    The WH jackals also asked Jay where his old glasses are?
    Because, you know, America has not been the same since!

  32. September 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Shh, Uncle Tom, I mean Don Lemon is on CNN! I must hear his biased tea bagger reporting!

  33. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I’m getting more lazy by the day, thanks to Chips.

    Just thought to myself: Wonder what’s on the President’s schedule next? I’m sure Chips will tell us. (Like I couldn’t find it myself.)

    Peel me a grape, somebody.

    • September 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      “Peel me a grape, somebody.”

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      Ohio tomorrow, North Carolina Wednesday to push that jobs plan ;-)

      • 131 Ladyhawke
        September 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        The Republican (anti-government) Party and the MSM heads are spinning from the meticulous rollout of the American Jobs Act. They are in quite a tizzy. They seem to be stunned. And of course they just don’t like it when PBO neutralizes their firewall by taking his message directly to the people. I hope the crowd in Ohio is as frisky as they were in Richmond, VA.

    • September 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      Oh ho, that brings back memories. Don’t laugh, I actually used to peel my grapes (unconsciously) before eating them, until others in the staff room at work started staring at me and commenting. Thing is, it was a way of taking up time (I had 1h 15min for lunch) and it made my lunch ‘last longer’. In those days I always used to take fruits for lunch because I hated sandwiches. I saw nothing wrong in happily peeling the skin away before eating. In the end I stopped doing so when I saw how fascinated they were by the practice. :lol: Now that I remember, they also thought I had a ‘weird’ way of peeling oranges, by taking the yellow outer portion off with a knife, then cutting it in halves. Man they were an ‘odd’ bunch (ahem! ;) ), they couldn’t understand why I’d pick the chocolate nuggets out of chocolate chip cookies and discard them, or scrape icing off cake when these ‘treats’ were brought in for sharing. They were a great staff to work with though, with a whacky sense of humour.

  34. 133 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    The American Jobs Act Targets Enduring Economic Change

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

    Last week, President Obama told Congress they should pass the American Jobs Act right away. Here is how President Obama’s American Jobs Act (hallelujah, a clear and simple name!) addresses what has happened to the economy while learning from the 2009 stimulus (ARRA)

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

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/american-jobs-act-change

  35. September 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Just an encouraging FYI – Was on a national conference call with WH staff this morning (they did an excellent job) and there was lots of positive questions, response and support from Latino participants for the AJA. Bravo!!

  36. 136 Left-Indie
    September 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I love Ladyhawke’s Hallelujah on the name. This is so important. This is the stuff that the Dems often fail so terribly on when communicating ideas. A lot of our leaders suffer from the John Kerry overtalk. While the bastards on the otherside know how to come up with a punchy, gut-level phrasing that favorably casts their terrible ideas in patriotic, truely American solutions to problems. This is how they keep getting away with shit.

    • 137 queenbee
      September 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Jesse Jackson asked George Wallace ( yes that George Wallace) for some advise when he was running for president. Wallace told Jesse to keep it low enough for the goats ’cause goats don’t eat high grass. That’s how the pubs always beat the Dems with messaging. But this time President Obama got it right. He’s talking to the goats. The bill’s title is simple, clear, and direct. Who can defend a vote against American jobs? The action plan is simple: Call, write, fax, email. use carrier pigeons. Use anything, but take action and ownership. This is masterful.

  37. 138 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    This is just hilarious…..(but at the same time horrifying).

    Perry v. Bachmann: TNR’s Scientific Analysis of Who’s Crazier

    http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/94766/perry-bachmann-gop-primaries-2012-craziness-index?page=0,0

  38. 139 Sue in Minnesota
    September 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I wrote Boehner, and I thought I was so clever. I told him I was aware of his accompolishments on the golf course, as overheard just prior to the President’s address to the joint session. I congratulated him, and said it would be comforting and economically beneficial to the American people if he would preform as well in his duties as Speaker of the House, and pass the JOBS PLAN NOW. We should retire him so he can go be a golf pro at the local country club.

    Writing Cantor was challenging, the guy is such a snake…I wanted to ask him if the rumors were true…..that he had recently been inked. Little tramp stamp action going on underneath his cleverly disguised tail……666. (Thanks Lisa, you little devil) Wonder where he parks his pitchfork?
    Retire Boehner, but Cantor deserves to go to hell…..

  39. 143 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Heads up guys our girl Randi Rhodes is BACK. I can’t wait to hear her take on the debates last week, the American Jobs Act rollout and 9/11 remembrance.

    http://www.therandirhodesshow.com/main.html

  40. September 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Here’s an excerpt from a post where Sullivan talks about the GOP as a ‘religious’ entity vs a political party. The entire post is worth a read.

    ‘If your view of conservatism is one rooted in an instinctual, but agile, defense of tradition, in a belief in practical wisdom that alters constantly with circumstance, in moderation and the defense of the middle class as the stabilizing ballast of democracy, in limited but strong government … then the GOP is no longer your party (or mine).

    ‘Religion has replaced all of this, reordered it, and imbued the entire political-economic-religious package with zeal. And the zealous never compromise. They don’t even listen.

    Think of Michele Bachmann’s wide-eyed, Stepford stare as she waits for a questioner to finish before providing another pre-cooked doctrinal nugget. My fear – and it has building for a decade and a half, because I’ve seen this movement up-close from within and also on the front lines of the marriage wars – is that once one party becomes a church with unchangeable doctrines, and once it has supplanted respect for institutions and civility with the radical pursuit of timeless doctrines and hatred of governing institutions, then our democracy is in grave danger.

    If you ask why I remain such a strong Obama supporter, it is because I see him as that rare individual able to withstand the zeal without becoming a zealot in response, and to overcome the recklessness of pure religious ideology with pragmatism, civility and reason. That’s why they fear and loathe him. Not because his policies are not theirs’. But because his temperament is their nemesis. If he defeats them next year, they will break, because their beliefs are so brittle, but will then reform, along Huntsman-style lines. If they defeat him, I fear we will no longer be participating in a civil conversation, however fraught, but in a civil war.’

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/goodbye-to-all-that-the-lofgren-thesis.html

  41. 152 Debz
    September 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Sue what you wrote to Boehner is priceless!!!!!

  42. 153 Linda
    September 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    George Bush Reveals Most Nervous Moment Of Presidency: World Series Opening Pitch

    Not 9-11 ?
    Not the Wars ?
    Not Katrina ?
    Not the Collapse of the Economy ?

    This man has no soul..

    • 154 theo67
      September 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      But a bunch of idiots cheered him like crazy at the game and at the memorial. There are a lot of stupid people operating heavy machinery.

    • September 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Know what, Linda? It makes perfect sense to me. The opening pitch is simple enough for him to understand – pitch the ball, it’s hit or it isn’t. That’s about the level of his knowledge/thinking IMO, straight ‘black or white’ stuff. The other areas mentioned had nuances WAY beyond his ability to grasp. When I’m feeling compassionate I admit to myself that Bush shouldn’t be held responsible for being asked to do something he really was NOT capable of doing. He just didn’t get it IMO. In those moments I’m more inclined to blame those who pushed him into the role, those who cheated for him, AND those who voted for him (some of whom, quite frankly, don’t get it any more than he).

  43. September 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Here is sn example of bridge work being done by ray layhoods team:

    http://fastlane.dot.gov/2011/09/11th-st-bridge.html

  44. 157 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Interesting that President Obama mentioned the comments referenced in this post today in the Rose Garden.

    The GOP Crack-up on Jobs

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-cohn/94821/boehner-cantor-sessions-obama-jobs-obstructionism


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