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rise and shine

Greg Sargent: The first thing you should watch this morning is this harsh new Web video from the Obama-allied Priorities USA Action. It paints a very lurid picture of “Mitt Romney’s America,” and it provides the clearest clues yet as to what kind of campaign Obama and outside groups will run against him if he’s the nominee.

Romney’s corporate background, as well as that infamous Bain picture, get top billing, and are tied to the allegation that Romney’s policies would be a boon to corporations while decimating the middle class. Obama advisers and allies intend to paint an extremely vivid and even frightening picture of what Romney’s desire to roll back Obama’s post-Bush reforms would mean for the economy, the country, and the future. Beyond his pro-corporate policies, the feeling on the Obama team is that Romney’s corporate past is an unexplored and potentially serious liability, particularly amid the intense anti-Wall Street sentiment that seems to be on the rise…..

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CNN will have live steaming of the President’s 11:25 speech

Today:

11:25 The President delivers remarks in front of the Key Bridge at Georgetown’s Waterfront Park in Washington, DC

12:30 Jay Carney’s press briefing

2:30 Michelle Obama hosts the PCAH’s National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

4:15 The President and Vice President meet with Senate Democratic leadership

7:0 The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Nice, France

7:0 The Vice President and Jill Biden host Eric Cantor and his wife Diana for dinner at the Naval Observatory

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More at the White House site

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You know how much I hate GOPolitico and how I hold my nose when I link to it – well, I’m holding my nose again because this article is worth reading: link

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Quinnipiac: President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is up, from a negative 41 – 55 percent October 5, to a split today with 47 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The president has leads of 5 to 16 percentage points over likely Republican challengers.

…. “President Obama seems to be improving in voters’ eyes almost across-the-board,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “He scores big gains among the groups with whom he has had the most problems – whites and men. Women also shift from a five-point negative to a four-point positive.

….. Obama also is looking better in matchups against potential Republican nominees:

47 – 42 percent over Romney, compared to a 46 – 42 percentlead October 5;
52 – 36 percent over Perry, up from a 45 – 44 percent tie last month;
50 – 40 percent over Cain, who was not included in a matchup last month;
52 – 37 percent over Gingrich, who was not matched last month.

More here

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From the same poll:

More here

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The Week

See Steve Benen on Cain’s troubles

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Full editorial here – thanks Proud

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Morning everyone ;-)


115 Responses to “rise and shine”


  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Morning TOD Family! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day:

    You can’t let your failures define you — you have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.

    Have a wonderful day, everyone! :-P

  2. November 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Good Morning Everyone.

    Love that video from Priorities USA. Love it.

  3. November 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Congressional Black Caucus members accused of being too harsh on Barack Obama

    By ALEX ISENSTADT | 11/2/11 4:55 AM EDT
    Black members of Congress have spent months knocking President Barack Obama for not paying more attention to the black community. Now, Congressional Black Caucus members are themselves being charged with disloyalty — by primary challengers angry that they’d kick the president while he’s down.

    For CBC members, it’s a predicament that underscores the inherent political risks in knocking Obama, who they argue has been too quick to compromise with Capitol Hill Republicans and unwilling to pursue an agenda that would help their economically devastated districts — but who still has vast support within the black community.

    After the CBC members criticized Obama for reaching an agreement with Republicans to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, Michigan Democrat Bert Johnson hammered Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving black House member and frequent Obama critic who went so far as to call for a march on the White House in protest of the deal.

    “While I wish the final contents of this bill were different, turning our ire on our president, as Rep. John Conyers and a handful of his colleagues unfortunately have done, is the wrong thing to do,” Johnson, a black state senator who is challenging Conyers, wrote in The Huffington Post. “We should not pull the rug out from underneath the president when he needs our solidarity the most.”

    Johnson, an ambitious 38-year-old Detroit lawmaker, is crisscrossing the district, casting Conyers as a hard-nosed Obama enemy.

    “Trying to chop off the head of the president is a very destructive thing that divides us,” he told POLITICO. “I just think it’s been a very heavy hand some members have had toward the president, and I don’t think it’s been productive.”

    John Barlow, a Conyers campaign spokesman, declined to comment on the congressman’s criticisms of Obama except to say: “John Conyers supports the president. He meets with the president regularly to make sure he and the president are doing the right things for Wayne County and Detroit on jobs, the auto industry, safety, the country, economy, education and health care.”

    In fact, Barlow said, Conyers still hopes to win Obama’s endorsement in the primary race.

    Conyers isn’t the only one under fire: Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the son of the civil rights icon, is facing criticism from his primary foe, former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, for being too critical of the president.

    “There have been times when the congressman has spoken out against the president for not doing enough,” Halvorson told POLITICO. Voters, she said, “really should have a person who stands with this president, who in this district is loved and revered.”

    For those taking aim at the CBC members, there’s a clear upside in coming to Obama’s defense: In heavily black areas, the president remains overwhelmingly popular despite the occasional grumbling. A recent Pew Research Center survey found Obama leading potential Republican opponent Mitt Romney 95 percent to 3 percent among black voters.

    “This is a district that is definitely supportive of the president, and certainly when it all boils down, it’s one of a number of things people will look at,” said Mississippi Democrat Heather McTeer Hudson, the Greenville mayor who is running against longtime Rep. Bennie Thompson, the influential top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee.

    “There is a lot more support that can be done and should be done, because this president needs our support,” said Hudson, who has used her campaign’s Facebook and Twitter pages to document the work she’s done with the White House. “I think it’s one thing to say you’re with the president and another thing to show it.”

    California Democrat Isadore Hall said Obama is still a favorite in the Compton-area district where he is competing with Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson, a CBC member who — Hall was quick to point out — endorsed Hillary Clinton early on in the 2008 Democratic primary.

    “What I’m finding quite strange is that at such a difficult point in American life, Obama is facing opposition from within the Democratic Party and from members of the CBC,” said Hall, a black state assemblyman. “What I find incredible is that we are throwing the president under the bus.”

    Hall is blitzing senior centers and churches to highlight his support for the president. He’s sent out a cascade of press releases trumpeting his support for Obama’s jobs plan and proclaiming himself an Obama partner. In one recent email, Hall noted a recent visit he made to the White House.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67386.html#ixzz1cYRXiIfD

    • 11 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

      I like this development. I like it a lot :mrgreen: .

      • 12 utaustinliberal
        November 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

        Me too PJ. Karma strikes back. They throw PBO under the bus and finally they realize that there are consequences. A lot of them have been there since the middle ages and haven’t done a lot for the communities they bemoan. Good. Great news to wake up to.

        • 13 JoJothecat
          November 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

          That! On one of the videos with Rev Al and Corny debating, the Rev said “poverty, high unemployment did not happen Jan 21, 2009….where was the CBC and the poverty tour before Jan 21st?!” These baaastids have been getting a paycheck and doing the minimum for over 40yrs.

          • 14 prettyfoot58
            November 2, 2011 at 11:20 am

            THISSSSSSSSSSS….

            I WOULD ADD THAT THE ELECTORATE HAS BECOME COMPLACENT…ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ENCOURAGED IS ACTIVISM….TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER YOUR REPRESENTATIVES…BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE DO NOTHING AND OUT OF TOUCH REPRESENTATIVES…IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE…OR AS MY NANA WOULD SAY ….VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!!!

            WE ARE THE CHANGE THAT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR….

        • 15 jacquelineoboomer
          November 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

          *since the middle ages*

          So funny! Good morning!

        • November 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

          Good Mornign All
          I could absolutely swear I see David Plouffe fingers in this pie! What a wonderful (quiet way) to STF*****rs up! They are lazy, incompetent and thought they could force PBO to kow-tow to their BS. He is showing them–its going to be better for you if you don’t mess with me! I love it. Especially JJackson, Waters, Conley & Rangel.

      • November 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

        Me too. I have sent the CBC and individual members several email and tweets. They should be ashamed. They are NOT helping.

    • 19 CTGirl
      November 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

      That’s right! Enough of not standing by our man!

    • November 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

      This is great. Though a lot of these CBS folks have been in office for decades and pretty much control everything in their districts and black list anybody that runs against them or volunteers/works for candidates challenging them – it will be very hard to knock them off. I’d LOVE to see a few CBC members get knocked off – replaced with solid Dems who know that the Republicans are to blame.

      • November 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

        AND CONGRESS PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO DO THE WORK…GOOD WORK ETHICS LIKE THE PRESIDENT….ITS TIME FOR NEW BLOOD IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE…BEING IN THEIR DISTRICTS FOR AGES MAY NOT WORK FOR THEM THIS TIME!!!!

    • November 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Finally!!! This is the support our President deserves and must have from ALL Democrats. I am proud that candidates are giving voice to the support President Obama has in the voter population, especially in the black community. It is time for the elder CBC members to go because many are probably dismissive of our President’s appeal because they have been serving for so long. This President works harder than any president I have observed. Bill Clinton worked hard, but his flaws with women cast a shadow on his work. It is time to elect younger congress people where we have a clear winner over the older congressperson. From day one, the Democrats as a group have not stood up in support of our President’s policies. Nancy Pelosi and the leadership are an exception. She has worked tirelessly with the President. Leader Reid has also stood up for President Obama. Rank and file congressional democrats–not so much. Many democrats believe the president’s policies caused the mid-term problems. I have always believed the problem stemmed from democrats NOT standing with the President. This is an issue that we must discuss because it has the possibility of depressing turnout. President Obama started his presidency with over 700,000 jobs being lost in the first months of his administration. He has turned the ship of state in a positive direction while battling an opposition that denies his qualifications as an American.

      Fired Up!!! Ready To Go!!!

    • 24 mb32
      November 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

      No wonder Jesse JR was on WVON how he supports the president…their best buds cause either PBO was at his wedding or he was at PBO’s…I can’t remember which. I only caught the end of the interview but JR sounded very defensive. And this morn I heard the news guy on WVON say PBO supports Jackson….

    • November 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

      WELL, WELL…WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE…I WILL GIVE MY SUPPORT($$$) TO EACH ONE OF THESE NEW CANDIDATES…THE PRESIDENT DOES NEED LOYAL ALLIES…NOT HIS OWN PARTY FOLKS THROWING ROCKS AT HIM …DEMOCRATS WHO WILL STAND WITH HIM…AND HAVE HIS BACK IN THE RING…THE CBC HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT WEASELS….YEAH,THIS IS CHANGE FOR SURE!!!!

    • 28 Vicky
      November 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      I am thrilled to read this!

    • November 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks, rikyrah! I love that article..It’s chocked full of good things! Thank Goodness there are people out there in their Districts who are looking at the whole picture and not just whining to be whining. Too bad Maxine was mentioned but there was plenty to go on.

      And, then they deny what we heard!

    • 31 nospin
      November 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Great development.

      Here comes the Broom Party to sweep out the CBC do nothings.

    • November 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      These CBC tools thought they could get away with stabbing PBO in the back, but now, they see that people have been paying attention to their lies and cowardly behavior. Instead of hitting the republicans, the real source of the problem with Congress getting anything done, they want to attack the one person who is working the hardest to jump start the economic recovery. I am sooo glad they’re being challenged.

      • 33 Eleroy
        November 3, 2011 at 4:03 am

        They haven’t seen anything yet!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Democrats have no idea just how much they’ll be needing both President Obama and Mrs Obama not just next year but for many, many years to come!!!

  4. 34 anniebella
    November 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

    So Conyers spokesman said that Conyers still hopes to get the President endorsement. Ha! Ha! Ha! I guess Maxine Waters wants his endorsement too. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    • 35 Me4obama
      November 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

      :lol: :lol: :lol: Maxine will get a new Wig Endorsement from PBO if she wants it.

    • November 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

      IF he gets one, it will be tepid and generic. I can tell when Pres. Obama is lukewarm to certain Dems

    • November 2, 2011 at 9:53 am

      The nerve of Conyers, hoping PBO will endorse him. He and waters have been in competition on which one could bash PBO more. They threw PBO under the bus and treated him like dirt; now they want his endoresment. They have a lot of nerve.

      • November 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

        They really turned on the President when POTUS told rengle to step down… I am glad he did that, but…
        Imho, That is when things went sour.

    • November 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

      I saw Conyers very up close and personal as a volunteer at the 2008 DNC convention and honestly, the man is elderly and needs to retire. Although he’s been on the right side of issues over the years, this stuff he’s pulling now is idiotic.

  5. 40 Me4obama
    November 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I love that Bill Burton Video. What a morning with Good News all around. The Press must be having a saaaaad. But the CBC story really made my morning.

    • November 2, 2011 at 9:55 am

      I am loving these Romney ads also. I read on the previous thread that Romney is granting interviews to all of the stations who interviewed PBO yesterday. He is despicable.

      • 42 Ladyhawke
        November 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

        WHO ARE YOU MITT??

        There is nothing original or creative about Mitt “Who Am I This Time?” Romney. That’s why he has to copy everything that President Obama does. As David Plouffe would say, he has no core. And on top of that he has a temper. Oh dear…

        • 43 wishingwell
          November 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

          Mitt is a Major Flip Flopper. Is there any issue on which he has not done a flip flop? He is not genuine, he comes across as fake and smarmy.

          • November 2, 2011 at 11:01 am

            I do so agree with your description of “Mittens.” The more I see of him he reminds me of a reptile. Now, I know some people like snakes. I do not. I grew up on a farm, and although some snakes are helpful to farmers, I do not like snakes. His movements and expressions seem very much like a reptile.

          • 45 57andFemale
            November 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm

            Here’s what Republicans can do with a straight face (that Democrats had this chutzpah): Heard one of the Republican talking heads actually say that Mitt’s flip flops were in no way as bad as Kerry!

            As I recall, the big ‘flip flop’ was his saying he voted for a debate on a bill and then voted against the bill. That was it.

            Many Dem spokespeople can’t speak the truth with the same outrage that Republicans can tell their lies.

        • November 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

          LOL @ Who Am today? Mitt response………Today……I am “ME” “MYSELF” AND “I”

          take your pick…

          Good Day:-)

      • November 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

        First he runs around the country following Pres. Obama now he wants to do this?

      • 48 jacquelineoboomer
        November 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

        Wasn’t Romney the one who earlier in his campaign used to “show up” at the same locations where President Obama was speaking?

        Stalker.

        Plus, he probably hasn’t had an original thought in years, so he’s got to copy everything PBO does. Stupid dork that he is.

    • 49 utaustinliberal
      November 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

      It’s a good day Me4O. The Bill Burton Priorities USA Ad, CBC members who threw PBO under the bus being primaried, and Chuck Todd whining that PBO granted all access to nine local news reporters and basically ignored the national media. WA WA WA…….call the wambulance Chuckie.

  6. 60 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I’m bringing this over from the last thread….since we’re talking about Romney and Chips posted the Ponzi Scheme yesterday….here’s what they’re doing TODAY! I smell a RAT!

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/11/02/359135/romney-ponzi-covering-their-tracks/

  7. 65 Ladyhawke
    November 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

    OMG!! That ad is brutal and absolutely devastating. Brilliantly produced. It’s the best ad I have seen because it totally encapsulates the depravity of the Republican Party. More please…..

  8. November 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Aaah, a life steaming of the President speech; yeah, apply the flat-irons !

  9. 67 dotster3
    November 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

    grrrrrr to word press who intermittently and continuously makes me re-log in and I don’t notice till I see comment pending—–sorry chips—-and I can never remember what password I last used or what password goes with what user name and I have to go thru this whole long ordeal etc. etc. etc. —poor me etc.! :) Word Press, Leave Me Alone!!!! Mind your own beeswax!!!!

  10. November 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Soooo, I turned on olberman( curiosity killed the cat). And Schuster was interviewing an Oakland OWS member.
    She said, that we want to end capitalism snd we don’t like any politicians.
    Schuster said, what is your goal? She said to disrupt the Ports, banks and peoples jobs til we get our lives back and the homes that we lost!

    Omg! That is a pretty lofty goal and very destructive!

  11. 71 Fred
    November 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

    good morning TOD family

    may God watch over the President as he heads out to France.Those loons over there can be very loony and I pray he has a successful trip.May He watch over the First Lady as well and give the Biden’s the courage as they have to dine CAN’Tor :roll:

  12. 74 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

    That “Is it a Jobs Plan” chart is a thing of beauty.

    Methinks the White House is playing to win.

  13. November 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    VP Biden should plant hidden cameras around his home to see if Cantor literally starts to measure the drapes. There is rumblings that he’s trying to position himself for the VP nod.

  14. November 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Protest Outside Mitt Romney-Wall Street Fundraiser:

  15. 83 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    In their sinful display of incompetence yesterday, HOuse Republicans held a vote to keep “In God We Trust” as the nation’s motto. Not that there was ever any danger of changing that, mind you. In their speech, as Smartypants points out, they enlisted the words of JFK, but left the most important part OUT (surprise):

    In support of the God bill, the legislation’s champions quoted John F. Kennedy: “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” But they left out a better-known Kennedy passage, from his inaugural address: “Let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”

    Can these arrogant ***holes get any more shameless?

    • November 2, 2011 at 10:25 am

      What is this, Shower JFK with Adoration Month? I know the anniversary of his assassination is coming, which makes all these idiots all the more craven.

      • 85 desertflower
        November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

        For the R’s, I think that it was more to point out that JFK was a DEMOCRAT, and HE said this very thing! SEE! We’re doing it JUST LIKE HE DID:) has nothing at all to do with “honoring” JFK….

  16. November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

    That Romney ad is just brilliant. Yes, Chuckie and the media has a sad. Chuck and Morning Joke barely talked about the new Q-poll that shows the President AGAIN beating every incompetent GOP candidate. Wouldn’t even show his numbers in the head-to-head match ups. Barely mentioned the ADP jobs numbers that showed 110K jobs gained in private sector in October. Then Chuck just whined and whined about the local media interviews. I taunted him on twitter.

    • 87 desertflower
      November 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Just points out what sniveling, incompetent whiny ass titty babies they are:)

    • 91 itgurl_29
      November 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

      I hope the WH makes these local news events a regular thing. I’d loved that this time they not only did interviews, but gave them a whole day around the White House with major access and FOOD! LOL! They should do that every month not just to get their message out there, but to piss of the jackals.

      • 92 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        November 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

        They are going to have to itgurl cause the MSM will not give the Prez any positive minutes of airplay from this point foward. Like FDR did his fireside chats weekly in the 1930’s, PBO will have to do a group of local news stations weekly to stay above the negative media fray that is the Beltway. GAME ON, PRESS ON!!! Obama/Biden 2012.

  17. 93 dotster3
    November 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I see on twitter that the Va. GOP official who thought it was SO FUN to mail out an invite to a Halloween parade with an image of zombie Obama with a bullet hole in his head has resigned. Good riddance, senseless lamebrain.

    • November 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks for the twitter update on that, dotster. As much as I hated what bush did I would never do something like that to his stupid image.

  18. 95 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 10:37 am

    On another front, from Greg Sargent:
    * A bit of good news on the Obama infrastructure jobs bill: A spokesperson for Jon Tester, one of the moderates who opposed the overall jobs act and was reported to be undecided on this week’s infrastructure vote, emails:

    Sen. Tester wants to take a look at the bill but plans to vote for cloture.

  19. 98 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    November 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Glad to see supporters are waking up to the fact that Romney will be the nominee. It is obvious that the Obama campaign has seen this for quite some time. Like I have forcasted for almost a year now IT IS ON MITTENS!! :grin: The Cameleon will try to slither his way into the Whitehouse with his checkbook and the Rove/Koch machinery and deceive the public on his way in, just like GWB. Well I want to announce to the vastly growing crooked Romney capaign that OBAMANATION is having none of it. KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

  20. November 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Good Morning TOD family

    This morning as we are all energized by the polls, video, and articles – it seems like a good time to start taking action.

    I have a few suggestions.

    1. I just received an email asking me to ask MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan

    http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/fire_buchanan/

    2. Second – a few days ago there was a post to a website we can use to make calls to support the Jobs act. I think this is a really valuable resource and it may have been overlooked in the events of the day.

    https://call.barackobama.com/sessions/new.html

    I feel we need to use this website for several reasons:
    The Jobs Bill is great and we need to support it
    OFA needs to know that there are folks out there that are willing to help when they provide us with tools like online phone banking
    folks who hear from us, even if they don’t make a call to Congress, need to know that the Democratic party is organizing and working for jobs.

  21. November 2, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Today is also a day I hope to add more names to the TOD state locator page.

    There was a suggestion that we have a category for overseas, that sounds great to me. Post the info and I will enter it later tonight.

    The list can be found at

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/10/tod-participants-found-in-states.html

    If i have missed your post, accept my apologies and post again.

    Here are states where we don’t have anyone signed up for yet. I know there are folks out there who have either missed my call to action or have figured “someone else” would sign up for their state. Well the president needs your help. So please post below or post at the web page.

    ALASKA
    ARKANSAS
    DELAWARE
    HAWAII
    IDAHO
    IOWA
    KANSAS
    LOUISIANA
    MAINE
    MISSISSIPPI
    MISSOURI
    NEBRASKA
    NEVADA
    NEWHAMPSHIRE
    NEW MEXICO
    NORTH CAROLINA
    NORTH DAKOTA
    OKLAHOMA
    OREGON
    RHODE ISLAND
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    SOUTH DAKOTA
    UTAH
    VERMONT
    WEST VIRGINIA
    WISCONSIN
    WYOMING

  22. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    November 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Can’t wait to watch our President!

  23. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    November 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

    PBO: “I’m glad to see all of these construction workers out!”

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      November 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

      PBO (on our failing infrastructure):

      “Farmers can lose five cents a bushel when a rural bridge closes.”

      “If we don’t act now, it could cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of billions of jobs by the end of the decade.”

      “I’m speaking to all Americans, now.”

      “At a time when we’ve got more than a million unemployed construction workers … ”

      “We’ve got to get folks in Congress to share the same feeling of national emergency as mayors and construction workers around the country feel … We’ve got to get everybody on Capitol Hill to ‘get it.'”

      • 109 jacquelineoboomer
        November 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

        PBO:

        “I’m going to keep on pushing these senators and some members of the House of Representatives to vote on common-sense, paid-for jobs proposals. In the meantime … we are going to go ahead and do what we can do to help the American people find jobs … I’ll do everything in my power … with or without Congress … Today I am announcing that we are going to expedite loans and competitive grants … that will create new jobs for thousands of workers like these. If there’s money in the pipeline, we want to get it out faster … “

  24. November 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

    About the CBC: That is a group wrought with envy and resentment for the President. Strong accusations but you can ask Elijah Cumings. ((Oh, please don’t get me started about the CBC. By the time you weed out all the has-beens, never-was, never-will-be’s you are left with Cumings, Donna Edwards, and maybe three or four others who are worth more than a handful of dead flies).

    I’ve been out of town for a week but nothing seems to have changed. The GOP is still self-imploding with Ann Coulter making dumb statements like “our blacks are better than their blacks” — translation: “our darkies are better than their darkies.” And does anyone still wonder why she can’t hold onto a man? (According to wiki, she’s been engaged several times).

    I hope we can do a money bomb soon for the President, maybe a trivial game like we had on the OFA website in 2008. Many of you here may remember. Happy Wednesday.

  25. November 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

    More good news today!~

    One of the overarching themes of the 99 Percent Movement is that our democracy is too corrupted by corporate special interests. This corruption was worsened last year by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allowed for huge new unregulated flows of corporate political spending.

    Yesterday, six Democratic senators — Tom Udall (NM), Michael Bennett (CO), Tom Harkin (IA), Dick Durbin (IL), Chuck Schumer (NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Jeff Merkeley (OR) — introduced a constitutional amendment that would effectively overturn the Citizens United case and restore the ability of Congress to properly regulate the campaign finance system.

    ~snip~

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/11/02/358694/senators-introduce-citizens-united-amendment/

  26. November 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    G’morning all. My words of wisdom for today. Ann Cobra and Flush Lumpass are douche nozzles!

  27. November 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    WOO HOO! Thank you, President Obama!~ Here’s a statement that he made today about the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    The State Department’s in charge of analyzing this, because there’s a pipeline coming in from Canada. They’ll be giving me a report over the next several months, and, you know, my general attitude is, what is best for the American people? What’s best for our economy both short term and long term? But also, what’s best for the health of the American people? Because we don’t want for examples aquifers, they’re adversely affected, folks in Nebraska obviously would be directly impacted, and so we want to make sure we’re taking the long view on these issues.

    We need to encourage domestic oil and natural gas production. We need to make sure that we have energy security and aren’t just relying on Middle East sources. But there’s a way of doing that and still making sure that the health and safety of the American people and folks in Nebraska are protected, and that’s how I’ll be measuring these recommendations when they come to me.

    We need to encourage domestic oil and natural gas production. We need to make sure that we have energy security and aren’t just relying on Middle East sources. But there’s a way of doing that and still making sure that the health and safety of the American people and folks in Nebraska are protected, and that’s how I’ll be measuring these recommendations when they come to me.

    ~snip~

    http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/11/01/358996/obama-keystone-xl-pipeline-public-health/


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