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good afternoon people

U.S. soldiers begin their journey home from Iraq at the al-Asad Air Base, west of Baghdad, on November 1. President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that American troops would fully withdraw from Iraq by year-end.

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Original video here

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KTRK’s Dave Ward with Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the White House

The President was interviewed by these local channels today:

Portland – KGW, NBC, Tracy Barr
Phoenix – KSAZ, Fox, John Hook
Denver – KUSA, NBC, Adele Arakawa
Minneapolis – WCCO, CBS, Amelia Santaniello
Houston – KTRK, ABC, Dave Ward
Omaha – KETV, ABC, Rob McCartney
Tampa – WTVT, Fox, Mark Wilson
Hampton Roads – WAVY, NBC, Tom Schaad
Philadelphia – WPVI, ABC, Brian Taff

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President Barack Obama signs a proclamation to designate Ft. Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia, a National Monument, in the Oval Office, November 1. The President was joined by, from left to right, Mayor Molly Ward, Hampton, VA, Secretary Ken Salazar, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Lacy Ward, Jr. Director, Robert Russa Moton Museum, Farmville, VA

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From 2004 and 2006, posted by American Bridge on YouTube today:

:roll:

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February 2009: Vice President Joseph Biden shares a moment with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham during a ceremonial swearing-in for Sec. Clinton at the State Department

Asked about the death of Hillary Clinton’s mother today, President Obama called her “a strong, determined, gifted person”. “For her to have lived the life that she did and to see her daughter succeed in the pinnacle of public service in this country, I’m sure was deeply satisfying to her.”

President Obama speaks about the passing of Dorothy Rodham, November 1

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PCTC

Thanks Ladyhawke – PCTC just gets better and better, it’s completey brilliant

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KGO: Scott Olsen, the 25-year-old Iraq war veteran who was injured by a projectile during Tuesday’s “Occupy Oakland” demonstration, remains in fair condition.

On Saturday, a spokesperson for Highland Hospital said Olsen …  had been transferred to another undisclosed hospital.

The spokesperson also said documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tried to visit Olsen on Saturday. The hospital said the family has asked for Olsen’s privacy and asked Moore not to try to visit Olsen and the hospital again.

“We have a very, very polite message to Mr. Moore: Mr. Olsen is not here,” the hospital spokesperson said, “and if you do find out where he is, the Olsen family doesn’t want you to come there either.”

More here

As BWD put it on Twitter, what a “disgusting opportunist” Moore is. What on earth made him think that the Olsen family would want him at Scott’s bedside? Especially after they had asked for privacy? Oh boy, I used to love Michael Moore….

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Oooooooh Jon!


133 Responses to “good afternoon people”


  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I have to say it….if is about fucking time! Living in Texas when Bush announced this idiot action…I cannot tell you how many friends I lost.

    Thank you Mr. President.

    • 2 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      It’s so bittersweet. It’s wonderful to see them coming home. They did what was asked of them, and did it well. But, damn, they should have never been over there in the first place. That MF George W. Bush! :evil:

  2. 3 Debz
    November 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Wonderful photos of our military on their way home!!! :-)

    • 4 Mel
      November 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Our soldiers look so happy, Thank mr president for keeping your promised we believed you then, and
      we believe you now and trust you you mr president for 1000 more years.

  3. 6 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    What a beautiful sight to behold! Home for the holidays :-).

  4. 7 GGail
    November 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’m sure Mrs. Rodham was very pleased with her daughter and granddaughters accomplishments. May God rest her soul.

  5. November 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Rest in Peace Mrs. Rodham.

  6. November 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Long time in coming, but look at those smiling faces of the soldiers coming home. Thank you President Obama for another promise kept.

  7. 10 Olivia
    November 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    These pics bring tears of joy to my eyes :)

  8. 11 utaustinliberal
    November 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    It’s been a long time coming but finally they’re coming back home where they belong. Bless their hearts and Bless President Obama for courageously ending this unjust war in a smart, logical, and calm manner.

    • 12 anniebella
      November 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      Let me join in too. I’m happy to see the troops on their way home also. i so wish those four thousands we lost were on their way home. If McCain, Liebermann and Lindsey Graham don’t like it, let them get some of their buddies and they go over to Iraq.

      • 13 Mel
        November 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

        Those 3 people are disguasting and do not care how many people we lost blood tresure and
        hate around the world, so to the those 3 go(F) themselves sorry , but I’am still angry.

  9. November 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Welcome Home *Troops*, I am so very Proud of you and your efforts. Thank you so much for keeping the Peace, I love you all :-)

    • 19 JoJothecat
      November 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      Kaching…The troops that did their duty are coming home. Thank you Mr. President, another promise kept. Thank you too Chips for the wonderful photos and videos everyday and all day.

  10. November 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Is the president that thin? I would love to see him in person. He looks really fine to me.

    • 21 virginia
      November 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      He just had a physical for the second time since becoming President. I read it this morning. The Doctor said he’s in “excellent health, and smoke-free”. His blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. are perfect, and at 6’1″ he weighs 181.3 lbs. Which is just right for a man his height. He exercizes and keeps in shape, but the guy in the video looks like he’s overweight, so to him the President probably does look “thin”.
      He looks really fine to me, too.

  11. 24 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    November 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    May Dorothy Rodham RIP. And my prayers are with the Rodham family and Clinton families as they navigate through their grief. That being said, THANK GOD FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA. As you all know I am a USAF veteran and the soldiers at the top on the page in that bus are actually Air Force enlisted airmen. They are me. :grin: They are coming home HALLELUJAH!! Another accomplishment by this brilliant adminstration and president.

    I go back to 2003 and the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld announcment of War vs Iraq and the subsequent invasion and the MEDIA hysteria behind it makes me want to VOMIT this moment. I have never trusted the MSM ever since. No one questioned the motives of the Bush administration. I lost a lot of friends as well. I was called a traitor and enemy of the State, you name it. But I was totally against this war and knew Bush and co. were there for motives other than seeking weapons of mass distruction. Michael Moore became my hero when he came out with the Documentary “Farenheit 911″. We see how far he has fallen in the eyes of Obama supporters. :mad:

    Now you TODers know what I mean by when I say I have not taken or look at MSM news ever since 2003. The above mentioned is the reason. All the flag waving and PATRIOTIC escapades by the GOP and everyone falling for this madness and we end up with 10 years of death, destruction, and a war weary economy and American public. I love our fighting soldiers and am glad they are coming home. Kudos again to PBO for keeping another promise. KEEP HOPE ALIVE. YES WE CAN, YES WE DID, YES WE WILL AGAIN!! Obama/Biden 2012

    • 25 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      ooops I mean taken or looked at the MSM seriously ever since. Typing to fast folks. :oops: :wink:

      • 26 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        November 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

        I might add that I a very disappointed in Michael Moore and the racist turn he had taken in being so anti Obama. I just had to get that out. Very disappointing.

        • 27 Mel
          November 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

          I/am going to say it again Michael Moore has always been a FUCKING opportunist in my family do
          not care for him in fact one of my younger kidds told me that Michael looks like a child molester, but
          I have to tell him he was not. I hope the oLSON FAMILY DO NOT LET this MF near Scott.

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Keith, I totally agree. The media slavering over the Iraq War as an ugly thing, indeed, to behold. And they never questioned Bush or the unholy Cheney. I gave up on the media many, many years ago, but this lust for war by even such so-called liberal institutions as the NYT was a low point in in the American media’s shabby history.

    • November 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      I was never convinced that we needed to be in Iraq either, Keith. The flag wavers were assisted by a sorry MSM that made its sole job that of taking dictation from GWB, Rove, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Yoo, and the others who lied us into Iraq. Even today, the republicans’ supporters don’t want to hear the truth: there was no reason for us to be in Iraq, and there were no WMDs. They have moved on to fear mongering about Iran, but they are unwilling to admit that GWB’s actions removed the ONLY person keeping Iran in check–Saddam Hussein. I don’t watch MSM news except for Rev Al, either, Keith, because it is a joke. I remember when Cronkite, Murrow, Brinkley and other real reporters told Americans the truth. Those days are gone. Now, it’s all about ratings and hyping the next new piece of unimportant BullStank, and I refuse to participate.

  12. 31 Me4obama
    November 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Indeed Tears of Joy. Thank You Mr. President. I love you more everyday. #PromiseKept

  13. 32 Firefly
    November 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I’M SOOOO GLAD THEY ARE COMING HOME!!

  14. 33 utaustinliberal
    November 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Awww… Mr. Ken Knight is just sweet. :) “He was thinner than I thought. A good 20 pounds thinner. He’s a very thin guy.” That’s what people who have seen him before say. They also say that FL Michelle Obama is also thinner than what we see on camera and she’s even more beautiful. The camera truly does add about 10-20 pounds on a person.

  15. 41 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Please tweet these pics to everyone you know. I want to see this heading about our troops coming home on every news outlet. I have been tweeting and blogging these pictures….I could use some help all.

  16. 42 auntydee
    November 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Pics..Big lump in my throat.

  17. November 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    The pictures of the soldiers are just glorious. They brought such a big smile on my face
    and in my heart. I can’t believe what their families must feel like.

    • 44 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      True, this Thanksgiving Holiday they will get to share a meal with their family – in person. This Christmas, they will get to partake in the festivities with their family – in person. Must be a wonderful, wonderful feeling.

  18. 45 Kat 4 Obama
    November 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    This has probably been noted already, but it’s on my mind…

    Today is the first Tuesday in November. One year to go to (re)election of our President and as many Democrats as we can.

    >^..^<

  19. 50 halo
    November 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    DON’T TELL TWEETY OR THE PL

  20. 51 CTGirl
    November 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    So wonderful to see those happy faces. Absolutely beautiful!

    RIP Mrs. Rodham!

  21. 54 desertflower
    November 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    When I said that this would be more damaging to Cain….I’m guessing this will not go away. For good reason.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/cain_vows_full_investigation_i033217.php

    • November 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      I hate to say it, but I hope Cain’s full investigation don’t turn out like OJ’s full investigation. :)

      • 56 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        November 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

        Actually I wish Cain wasn’t being taken down by the Rove machine. Now he and Perry are toast and Flip Flop Romney will win the nomination, which I have forcasted all along. Romney is sickening and you don’t know what you are getting one minute to the next. He will be more diffult to defeat cause the MSM is not holding him accountable for his evasiveness and lack of commitment to base beliefs, principles, or issues. A Cain or Perry nomination would equal a landslide for PBO and long coattails Congressionally that would damage the GOP party for a decade at least. I wish this dream could come about. Obama/Biden 2012

        • 57 JoJothecat
          November 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

          Yeah, but it will be like letting the air out the GOP Balloon. Talk about an enthusiasm gap. Romney will have to have his lame, boring, flip-flopping arse on teevee more often. The question will be if the media and news personalities do their jobs or will WE have to let voters know about Flipper.

        • 58 Judith Fardig
          November 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

          Well, I hope that if the Rs nominate Romney and (??Pawlenty), the Teabaggers will be so pissed off that they will run a third party ticket (Perry/Palin or Bachmann??). We can always hope while we take nothing for granted and work our tails off to re-elect Barack Obama and give him a Democratic Congress which will back his plans.!

        • November 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

          The Heritage Foundation and George Will have already done much damage to Romney’s campaign by noting how he flip flops on every issue. The HF even said that this causes conservatives to have trouble trusting him, and Will backed them up in his article in the Weekly Standard last week. The rank and file want Cain so bad they can taste it, and they vote. We’ll just have to see whether they can pull out a win for him that makes him the GOP nominee. I don’t think Cain is who Rove has in mind, though, and I put nothing past Rove..

  22. November 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Tweety went on BBC this morning, he is Not very nice !

    • 61 nospin
      November 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Hey Jovie – Tweety is struggling with the fact that a black President has accomplished so much in such a short time with minimal help and much obstruction by both sides and he did it without really breaking stride.

      PO makes his predecessors look like lazy bums. Tweety doesn’t recognize his inner issues which has always been clear to me. Tweety is trying to legitimize his hatred for this brilliant man. PO ripped away preconceived notions on the intellect and worth of someone of color and that unfortunately is a tough pill for some to swallow. But it is all good. Death knells at this point.

      And when you look at PO and compare against everyone who wants to go up against him. . . Tweety doesn’t like what he sees. Can’t accept it.

      just my take.

      • 62 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        November 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm

        …………….and it’s a very accurate and spot on take nospin. :wink:

        • 63 nospin
          November 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

          thanks Keith – Tweety genuinely cannot see a difference between Barack Obama and Herman Cain. That says a lot right there. Thankfully the world moves on and change is inevitable.

      • 64 JoJothecat
        November 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        I wish tweety would do a different commerical promoting his show…it’s so sickening.

  23. 66 AnitaW
    November 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    The pixs of our troops coming home brings tears to my eyes.

    • November 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Me, too. Such a momentous day. A real sea change for our country. I feel so much gratitude for PBO’s actions in this region. Who knows what would have been if McCain had been elected. I shudder.

      • 68 HZ
        November 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        Me too, Meta. What a start of a journey home that makes the heart grateful for all of their service to each of us. Thanks for all your work, Mr. President.HZ

  24. 69 virginia
    November 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    In the picture of the President signing the Virginia proclamation, I believe that’s Cong. Bobby Scott to the far left, next to the Mayor, who isn’t acknowleged in the caption. I’ll check, but I’m sure I’m right. I believe his district includes the Hampton Roads area.

  25. November 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    And you just ain’t seen the World, unless you have been to Tikrit, Iraq- former home of Saddam Hussein. Lol!

  26. November 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    By Erik Wasson and Mike Lillis – 11/01/11 11:03 AM ET
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has convinced 182 Democrats to oppose including any controversial policy riders in the 2012 appropriations bills. 

    The move is important because it could make it more difficult for Republicans to move 2012 spending measures. 

  27. 72 virginia
    November 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I was right about Cong. Bobby Scott in the signing picture. He serves the 3rd Dist. in VA and is a very loyal Democrat.

  28. November 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Obama on Wednesday will visit the Georgetown Waterfront Park to talk up the American Jobs Act in front of the venerable span connecting Georgetown to Rosslyn, Va. (home of POLITICO!)

    The White House notes the circa-1923 Francis Scott Key Bridge, in need of repair, could benefit from provisions of the bill that would infrastructure improvements. But there are also now some heightened expectations attached to bridges.

    “On Key Bridge, are there any leading Republicans living on opposite ends of the bridge we don’t know about?” Mark Knoller of CBS News asked White House press secretary Jay Carney at Tuesday’s briefing.

    Carney replied, “I don’t know whose district that is” on the Virginia side of the bridge.

    The Virginia side of the bridge is represented by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. Carney said the bridge event is mostly aimed at pressuring Congress to vote on the bill.

    “The president looks forward to making the case at a bridge that needs repair, as he did at the Brent Spence Bridge,” Carney said. “Congress may act if their constituents insist that Congress acts.”

    Carney said, “We all love baseball, but passing Hall of Fame coins, you know, that’s not — that can’t be the highest priority that the House of Representatives has.”
    Pool-

  29. 74 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I’m now in the mood for some freshly baked bread steaming hot with organic butter. It’s not healthy eating but that’s what I feel like having right now.

  30. 77 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    AMERICA NEEDS A “CIVIC GREAT REAWAKENING” – FOLLOWED BY A REBOOT OF OUR WHOLE SYSTEM

    America’s ‘Oh Sh*t!’ Moment

    Has the U.S. deleted the very things that made it great? Niall Ferguson on how America can avoid imminent collapse.

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    Is there anything we can do to prevent such disasters? Social scientist Charles Murray calls for a “civic great awakening”—a return to the original values of the American republic. He’s got a point. Far more than in Europe, most Americans remain instinctively loyal to the killer applications of Western ascendancy, from competition all the way through to the work ethic. They know the country has the right software. They just can’t understand why it’s running so damn slowly.

    What we need to do is to delete the viruses that have crept into our system: the anticompetitive quasi monopolies that blight everything from banking to public education; the politically correct pseudosciences and soft subjects that deflect good students away from hard science; the lobbyists who subvert the rule of law for the sake of the special interests they represent—to say nothing of our crazily dysfunctional system of health care, our overleveraged personal finances, and our newfound unemployment ethic.

    Then we need to download the updates that are running more successfully in other countries, from Finland to New Zealand, from Denmark to Hong Kong, from Singapore to Sweden.

    And finally we need to reboot our whole system.

    I refuse to accept that Western civilization is like some hopeless old version of Microsoft DOS, doomed to freeze, then crash. I still cling to the hope that the United States is the Mac to Europe’s PC, and that if one part of the West can successfully update and reboot itself, it’s America.

    But the lesson of history is clear. Voters and politicians alike dare not postpone the big reboot. Decline is not so gradual that our biggest problems can simply be left to the next administration, or the one after that.

    If what we are risking is not decline but downright collapse, then the time frame may be even tighter than one election cycle.

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

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/30/niall-ferguson-how-american-civilization-can-avoid-collapse.html

  31. November 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Heads up and down-

    Tester, Manchin, Ben Nelson, Pryor and Lieberman are all leaning no on the infrastructure bill that Harry will be voting on this week,

    That is a hot mess for us Democrats.

    Time to hit the phones…

    • 79 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      When is the bill going to be brought for a vote on the senate floor?

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      I don’t care what reasons these guys have, they are giving aid and comfort to the R’s , which means they’re putting their own personal interests and survival needs over the good of the country. Can’t one of them–once in their lives–rise to the occasion?

      • 82 Sue in Minnesota
        November 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm

        Jackie, I agree. This isn’t limted to state constituencies….the whole nation is hurting. These Senators need to realize at the federal level they represent all of our interests.

        Guess tomorrow I’ll be on the phone attempting to get answers as to why they would stand in the way of economic solutions that can help the entire nation in it’s time of need.

        • November 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

          I think they should only represent their constituencies – but this also would hold true for Sen Kirk, Sen Snowe, Sen. Collins, Sen Murkowski, Sen Hutchison, Sen Sc. Brown, Sen Burr etc.

          • 84 Sue in Minnesota
            November 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

            Appreciate your insights saintroscoe. How do we know which Republicans to put pressure on? I’m willing to call or e-mail anyone, my own Senators are onboard. I wonder if McConnell will let his phones go unanswered as he did for the last two votes. Smarmy jerk.

      • 85 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        November 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

        hmmm……………If their personal needs includes re-election then I don’t get it. 63% of the American public supports this bill. There is something sinister going on with these Dem Senators. I know they are ConservaDems, but damn.

      • November 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

        Montana and Nebraska weren’t hit nearly as hard with unemployment. Lieberman is retiring and will either go work for some big Pharm company, some MIC outfit or in a Romney Administration. Last I heard about Pryor is that he’s voting against every AJA bill until FEMA backs off from trying to collect from families they mistakenly gave too much aid to.

    • November 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      We must be reading conflicting stories regarding Manchin as I believe he was quoted as saying to the effect of “h one thing America needs to spend on is infrastructure”.

      OTOH Diane Feinstein has said she’d never vote for such a bill. Does that mean cloture or just the final bill vote?

      If the Dems can supply 50 votes, allowing three defections, than it’s still a win in that if the GOP allowed a cloture vote VP Biden would be the 50-50 tie-breaker.

      I’d just as soon kick Lieberman out of the party now. Because he’s described as a Democrat too often and used against us. Of course than he’d probably get pissy and run for re-election.

      Reid should flat out tell Pryor that he is voting cloture, if Tester decides it’s better for him politically to vote against it.

      Can the GOP hold their caucus united? I’ve come to realize all these votes are basically for a couple Senate seats. Sen. Heller is voting party line against everything, and Berlkey now polls even with him. Also Scott Brown is going to have to run on these votes, not about how he drives an old truck.

      If Nelson voting against everything allows him to squeak by in Nov 2012 it would very likely mean we’ll be keeping the Senate.

      But if bills start losing 5-6 Dems than it starts looking bad on the Obama Administration.

  32. November 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Chipsticks,

    these pictures made me cry. I didn’t even notice it, and then the tears were in my eyes.

  33. November 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    How sweet is that Ken Knight interview?!!!! He’s just beaming from having dinner with POTUS. And he’s right about PBO being very thin. I watch him eating burgers and fries and chicken wings and I can’t believe it. But we see how much he burns off every single day just doing his job.

  34. November 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Eric Cantor’s PRIORITY for Americans today: bring to the House floor a measure that reaffirms ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of U.S.

    http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_51/Republicans-Shift-Focus-From-Jobs-to-God-209903-1.html?pos=hbtxt

    USELESS.

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      `Concluding paragraph to the above article:-

      `Also, Cantor has made jobs a personal mantra, hanging placards around his office that say “Are my efforts addressing job creation and the economy; are they reducing spending; and are they shrinking the size of the Federal Government while increasing and protecting liberty? If not, why am I doing it? Why are WE doing it?`

      My answer – Stagecraft for the upcoming 60 Minutes segment.

      Does this guy realize that he is (supposed to be) working at the highest level of government? It’s obvious to me from his performance to date that the placards have not been helping.

  35. November 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Now, the pollsters thunk if Cain collapses, newt will rise to the top of the pack. Lol!

    Oh man- this is going to the convention in Tampa…

  36. 96 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    HEADLINE: “Occupy Wall Street protesters anti-Obama and plan to skip 2012 election, Fordham poll finds”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/occupy-wall-street-protesters-anti-obama-plan-skip-2012-election-fordham-poll-finds-article-1.970614#ixzz1cULOxzzc

    Isn’t this what I’ve been saying from day 1?

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Yes it is. I doubt whether all the protesters in all the locations are anti-Obama, but if they are, then let them not vote. We’ll find people who will and they can keep protesting into infinity for all the good it will do. If you don’t vote for those who will actually help your so-called goals, then you accomplish nothing. Big waste of time and effort.

      • 98 hopefruit2
        November 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        I don’t think their goals are what they claim it is. The fact that the majority of these protesters are well educated and employed tells me that they are pissed off about something and that something is not unemployment or Wall Street per se. I have reason to believe that a fair number of them would be happy with a Romney presidency.

        • 99 JoJothecat
          November 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

          Many are Ron Paul, Nader, and LaRouche supporters. They (and we) are in this mess because they did not vote in 2010..so if they want to continue to be in this mess, their solution is NOT TO VOTE?

    • 100 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      Great. Glad I never joined the movement. It always had an anti Obama feel to it. They want a Romney presidency for sure. As soon as Romney wins the nomination he will be kissing these protesters behinds and getting photo ops at every demonstration. Mark my words. PRESS ON!!!

    • 101 nathkatun7
      November 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      Yes you have, hopefruit! Some of us heard you loud and clear!

  37. November 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    So, mark Wilson interviews the President for fox down here in Tampa.
    Of course, the President was great, but then they had on marco Rubio to give the opposite view.
    Then, they found some college seniors, one black girl and one black guy, who is worried about the job market.
    At least, the focus is on jobs…

    • 103 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      What do these college students have to say about Rick Scott? Nothing? Or about Rubio and his GOP pals blocking the jobs bill in the senate? Nothing either? The last time I checked, it was PBO who has been running all over the damn country, begging congress to do the job they were elected to do? Where is the accountability?

  38. November 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain unaware China has Nukes

    http://shanghaiist.com/2011/11/01/gop_presidential_candidate_herman_c.php

    Herman Cain is apparently unaware that China conducted its first test of a nuclear device on October 16th… 1964.

  39. 113 dotster3
    November 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    OMG—-tweety is rattling on again about Kennedy “teaching President Obama a lesson”. He’ll reveal more about that later. Stay tuned for that nonsense! He also started the program saying that Hillary has strongly and consistently supported President Obama, AND she’s the only one! His only friend. Mostly he’s holding up his book. Everyone is looking so disgusting lately, all political types more interested in selling their books than fulfilling their duties to the people in this country. It’s like some twilight zone where everyone is holding up a book for sale. Personal enrichment has taken precedence over everything else. Creepy.

    • 114 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Phuck Tweety. Seriously, I’ve had it with this fool.

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Why does Tweety keep repeating this crap everyday? He should know that he is losing sales for his book by pissing off Obama supporters. I would never buy it now, even if I had planned to. Of course I had no plans to buy it. I think it is disgusting that he feel the need to sell his book by denograting and comparing PBO to JFK.

    • 116 nathkatun7
      November 2, 2011 at 12:14 am

      When did Chris Matthews become a Kennedy scholar? Thankfully, that’s one book I won’t be wasting my money on as much as I like to read history and biographies.

  40. November 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    When I think back to all those years when presidents flew to Iraq for a quick visit at Thanksgiving (remember Bush’s plastic turkey), I feel so much joy that these returning vets can be with their families this year. I used to feel so sorry for them having to smile for the camera while they were so far away from their loved ones. Today the smiles are wide and full of happiness. I hope all of them are greeted with open arms when their planes land and I hope all of their Thanksgiving Day prayers include a thank you to our president.

  41. 120 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    GOP on track to kill The American Infrastructure Bill. They just don’t care. Where is the media reporting on this? Why aren’t these senators being interviewed and asked to explain why they intend to vote against job creation? They are on record supporting infrastructure. Please explain.

    REMEMBER WHEN INFRASTRUCTURE WAS A BI-PARTISAN ISSUE?

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    The Democratic Party’s jobs agenda is proceeding, without much regard for its chances of overcoming Republican obstructionism. Step one was a vote on the entirety of the American Jobs Act (which the GOP killed); step two was a component of the larger bill, intended to save/create hundreds of thousands of jobs for teachers and first responders (which the GOP also killed).

    The third step will come this week with a vote on an infrastructure-investment bill. The Dems’ plan is to invest $60 billion — $50 billion for direct spending on transportation projects, $10 billion to get the National Infrastructure Bank up and running — which would in turn, according to U.S. Department of Transportation, create roughly 800,000 jobs. It would be fully paid for — not a penny would be added to the deficit — with a 0.7% surtax on millionaires and billionaires.

    Except, there’s no chance of this actually happening, since Senate Republicans won’t even allow members to vote on the legislation.
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    There’s really no excuse for this, and if Americans paid closer attention to current events, it’d be considered scandalous. We have unemployed workers eager to help rebuild American infrastructure; we have a massive number of projects (roads, bridges, ports, runways, rail) that need repair; we have public demand for both jobs and improved infrastructure; we have low interest rates that make now the ideal time to act; and we have a bill that’s fully paid for through a popular financing plan.

    And yet, the entirety of the Republican caucuses in the House and Senate just don’t care.

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    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/remember_when_infrastructure_w033219.php

    • 121 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Why does everyone keep asking about the media? It is obvious why the media is doing what they are doing. They are all in cahoots to end PBO’s presidency. Now we don’t have to let them do we?

  42. 122 meabloom
    November 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Another promise kept. God Bless our Troops!

  43. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    November 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve seen President Obama a half dozen times and its interesting that his weight is one of the things that catches you off guard. You don’t notice it when he has on his suit jacket but when he takes that jacket off you get to see how thin he is. No matter cuz he’s still as fine as fine can be.

  44. 124 Tulips
    November 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    These are the worlds best photos, their coming home folks their coming home. :)

  45. November 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you Mr President from the bottom of my heart. Our two Marines came home earlier this year after five deployments between them but they left some amigos behind who still served. They are overjoyed that this war is finally to be over. Semper Fi, Mr President! Marines are “always faithful” and so are you. Be Blessed, Sir.

    • 126 Sue in Minnesota
      November 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      So glad your Marines are safely back home….please extend my gratitude and deep appreciation for their service. That goes as well to you and your family for you made sacrifices as well.

      These pictures bring much peace and reassurance. There is no confusing the expressions on their faces, relief and excitement about coming home. This cheers my heart.

    • 127 nathkatun7
      November 2, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Aquagranny, great to hear about your two marines coming home safe! I hope their “amigos” will soon join them. I join you in thanking our incredible President for being steadfast in wisely ending this war. Thank you also for being “always faithful” in your support of President Obama.

  46. November 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    These are such great pictures. A nonessential war!!! We lost so many wonderful young people. I don’t remember when I’ve seen pictures that made me feel so grateful!!!! ThanX, Chips

  47. November 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Bachmann needs to be put in a caged and shipped to Syberia. She is beyond wacky, she’s downright COO COO!! They better do something before she produces more lunatics. Lord have mercy!!

  48. November 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you President Obama….please keep up the good work.

  49. November 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Opps forgot to say how happy the troops look!!!

  50. November 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I thought the President’s remarks about SoS Clinton’s mother were very poignant. I’m sure he was thinking of his own mother and grandmother who did not survive to see him achieve the ‘pinnacle of public service”.


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