Heads up: PBO speaking in Albany (1:25 ET)

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President Obama walks with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Colonie Town supervisor Paula Mahan to greet well-wishers upon arrival at Albany International Airport


President Obama tours the SUNY-Albany Nano-Tech Complex flooded in yellow light with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chris Borst

More pics in a while

215 Responses to “Heads up: PBO speaking in Albany (1:25 ET)”

  1. 1 Liberal Librarian
    May 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm


    • 2 Tally
      May 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm


    • 3 isonprize
      May 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      OKay, LL, I know it was a typo, but I cracked up at you, the librarian, misspelling a word, in your zeal to make FRIST! tee hee! Silly me, I know….

      • 4 Liberal Librarian
        May 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        Oh, it wasn’t a typo, but a shoutout to when Frist was Majority Leader, and everyone started out a thread by saying “FRIST” instead of “FIRST”.

        • 5 isonprize
          May 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

          SEE, that’s why I LOVE LIBRARIANS!!! Y’all are SO SMART!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: A play on words and a history lesson all in one! I love it!!

        • 6 isonprize
          May 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

          wow, my response got eaten… Ahem, repeating:

          THIS IS WHY I LOVE LIBRARIANS!! Y’all are so smart! A play on words and a history lesson all rolled into one! Thanks.

        • 7 Pamela
          May 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

          Uh, huh, sure thing, LL, we hear ya’! Hey, y’all, quick bite to eat then off to the clinic for check up….. Back when I can!

  2. 8 OkeyO
    May 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Cant wait to hear him

  3. 9 Carol
    May 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I’m ready!

  4. 10 Tally
    May 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Here is something to make everyone’s day!

  5. 16 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    RNC: Romney ‘still deciding’ his position on immigration

    By Steve Benen


    The Republican National Committee hosted a teleconference call with reporters this morning, and Bettina Inclan, the RNC’s director of Hispanic outreach, inadvertently made Mitt Romney’s Latino troubles worse.


    RNC National Hispanic Outreach Director on Romney just now: “He’s still deciding what his position on immigration is.”

    Yes, Mitt Romney has been seeking various public offices for 18 years; he was a governor for four years; and he’s been running for president pretty much non-stop for six years, but he’s “still deciding what his position on immigration is.” This, from one of his allies, hoping to make him look better.

    Oh my.



    • 17 Mel
      May 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      The Hispanic comunity know exacly what Mitt’s on Immigration we are not fucking idiots. If Mitt thinks he
      is going to get the Latinos well think again. and Mitt supported the Arizona Law papers please with Apaio
      we remember what an asshole.

    • 18 utaustinliberal
      May 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      I hope the Obama 2012 team pounce on this. I’ve tweeted about this also. Why is the media not going after Romney for not having a definite position on immigration? If they demand so of Pres. Obama why not go after Romney? Hypocrites.

  6. 20 Sharon
    May 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Will also be on C-Span 2. Not on yet but promises to be at 1:25.

  7. 26 Tally
    May 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    NOTE on the subscription/checkbox thingie….. Make sure you do it on all the computers you have that you use to comment here. (I had done it on my laptop, but not my office Mac – ooops. I have just corrected that.

    Now I have to make sure I remember to do it on my vid-editing/gaming Mac – if I can stop playing WoW long enough to have a brain to do anything…… ZOMFG – Diablo III is out next weeeek!!! squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Yeah. I’m a nerd. Tis true. And not just about Shakespeare….. ;) methinks I should get out more and have a life……

    Speaking of – WHEN IS THE So Cali Contingent getting together?????? WE NEED COCKTAILS AND SNACKS.

  8. 31 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    There’s something about President Obama with an umbrella …

    • 32 theo67
      May 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      I know – he just enters a different sphere of awesome when he’s got his umbrella. Maybe it’s remembering the “Wet President Obama” without the umbrella, I don’t know… There’s one picture when he was in Spain, I think, and it was dusk and he’s walking along a cobblestone street with an umbrella – just awesome.

  9. 37 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    There he is. Thanks Chips. :)

  10. 38 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Kent Jones interprets Rick Santorum’s endorsement of Rubber Stamp Romney.

    TRMS challenge: The half-hearted endorsement

    By Kent Jones


    And in conclusion, meh. Here’s what I heard:

    “My fellow Americans, there have been many words used to describe Mitt Romney — flop-flopper, crypto-liberal, obscenely wealthy minion of Darkness. But enough about what I’ve said. Tonight I’d like to try another word: adequate. Voting for the sporadically tolerable Mitt Romney is better than being shoved, ankles first, into a wood chipper. I think we can all agree on that. Furthermore, if Mitt Romney is elected president, America’s inevitable swirl down the drain of sin and depravity will be slowed by minutes, if not hours. Mitt Romney has my endorsement, if by endorsement, you mean a soul-crushing decision that will take years of atonement to even begin to undo.”



  11. May 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    “bless you”

  12. 44 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    CSPAN 2 is carrying our President’s speech.

    • 45 Ladyhawke
      May 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      PBO is exposing the sabotage of the Republican Party “DO NOTHING CONGRESS”. Republicans are still saying NO.

      • 46 Dudette
        May 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

        Yep. I still don’t get why ANYONE votes for these people. Can we sue Congress people for not doing their jobs?

  13. 47 amk for obama
    May 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  14. 49 amk for obama
    May 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm
  15. 50 collegekay
    May 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    He’s nailing Republican hypocrisy.

  16. 51 amk for obama
    May 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    • 52 theo67
      May 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      That one statement is quite an indictment for a Congress that spends 2/3 of it’s time on vacation at home, and has barely done a single thing to help Americans in this congressional session. They complain about reading complex bills to solve complex problems – so he’s boiled it down to them in terms and bites they can absorb. Simpletons.

  17. 53 amk for obama
    May 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    • 54 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      I want these Americans looking for work to use some common sense. You can’t blame President Obama for everything going on with jobs, or lack of jobs. These people have seen the Republicans not do a darn thing to help. These people should know that if President Obama could pass jobs bills by his self, he would, if he could come up with more money to hire the unemployed, he would, but these things has to be done through Congress, and this Congress do not want to do anything which might help the President get re-elected. The Radical Republicans are not thinking about the people without a job, they don’t care about these people. And the ones foolish enough to think Mitt Romney can do a better job on the economy, here’s a bit of info for you. Get rid of the Tea Party,get rid of Boehner, Cantor, and the do nothing Congress, Mitch McConnell and the GOP Senators, get rid of these folks, and the economy will be just fine. Put people in there who will put country ahead of party. Who will work together with the Democrats and make the economy stronger. Romney can’t handle this economy any better than President Obama, because if Romney were dealing with Democrats like those radical extreme Republicans, he would not be able to do a dam thing either. Because the President can’t do it all, that is why there is a Congress, Senate. So anyone who blame the President for the unemployment is being just plain stupid.

      • 55 anniebella
        May 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        I want these people to also look at how many days Congress has been at work. It has been President Obama there doing his job, but John Boehner and the Congress hasn’t even been working.

  18. 56 Dudette
    May 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    He’s talking about the TO DO list for Congress! Brilliant way to highlight the lack of action on jobs!

    • 57 Ladyhawke
      May 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Exactly, everybody gets the importance of a TO DO LIST and how satisfying it is to cross things off. This was yet another flawless roll out of an important initiative. PBO said he would be referring to the to do list as he travels around the country. Excellent. Of course, the GOP will squeal like stuck pigs and ridicule the to do list but that’s to be expected. We have divided government. They have a responsibility to govern. PBO is putting them on notice.

  19. 59 relellit
    May 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    President Obama is schooling them or should I say giving them a refresher course in government 101? After all, he is a professor; and a good one at that!!!

    Okay, Congress take your “To Do List” home and do your homework.

  20. 60 Dudette
    May 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Things Republicans suck at:
    - math
    - science
    - economics
    - leadership
    - solving problems
    - governing
    - foreign relations
    - upholding the constitutiion
    - representing their constituents honorably

    What’d I miss?

  21. May 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    PBO is such a fine ass man in his suit he just lights up my teevee.

  22. 75 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    They know what to do … they really do. Tradition in the Senate is a big deal, but the Senate no longer functions as the Founders intended, not even close …


  23. 77 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I think we’re seeing the beginning of a nice, long campaign to win back the House, keep the Senate, and get rid of the Worst Congress in History. As our President is wont to do, he’s putting this dish on low-simmer. It should be piping hot right about, oh, say, late October. Yum! :mrgreen:

  24. May 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    GOPolitico’s Glenn Thrush is still pushing the empty Oh. stadium on Andrea Mitchell today!—–amazingly. He said this is proof that President Obama can no longer speak “with authority” in front of these college crowds—-as Thrush almost stood on his head to push the enthusiasm gap to push this dishonest theme. Andrea Mitchell said thank you to Thrush.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the outright lying this bad. The GOP and their media minions will just stand there and state the most outrageous lies. They don’t even try to couch it some way or disguise it in any way. They just stand there and say the sky is green and grass is blue.

  25. 83 Linda
    May 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Senate blocked the student loan bill.

  26. 84 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Running down the Air Force One steps…in the rain…with an umbrella. Chips’ Mom’s anxiety must be through the roof! :lol:

  27. May 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Markos, finally working for the Blue Team!

  28. May 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm
  29. 93 Linda
    May 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is tapping a prominent progressive blogger well schooled at the intersection of opposition politics and online reporting to serve as head of her online operations.

    Faiz Shakir, the editor-in-chief of Think Progress, the highly influential blog for the think tank Center for American Progress, is leaving to become Pelosi’s director of new media and senior adviser.

    Good Choice.

  30. May 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Will Smith happy to pay more taxes
    By CAITLIN MCDEVITT | 5/8/12 9:40 AM EDT
    “I have no problem paying whatever I need to pay to keep my country growing,” the actor says.

    That is a good attitude!

    • 99 Britt
      May 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      I have always loved me some Will. He is handsome and nice. I cannot wait to see MIB3.

    • 100 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      That is how it should be, but the Republicans have pledge them selves never to raise taxes, unless it’s on the poor and middle class.

  31. May 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  32. May 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Not meaning to re-introduce conflict but Chuck Todd is just wild about this same sex marriage issue, pushing it anywhere, everywhere, asking everyone about it—–which tells you all you need to know. (he’s not a friend) And agree with Michael Smerconish that no matter what PBO’s personal opinion, forcing him to publicly make a strong statement would put N.C. and Va. in jeopardy——and thus, possibly the election.

    • May 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      That is why Chuck Todd is so wild about it! He wants the President to lose!

    • May 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      The MSM doesn’t care what the topic is…as long as it creates fauxerversy and ratings. That’s why it’ll be something else when this dies down. they won’t give Rmoney’s side the same attention to their mistakes until/unless he starts getting closer in the polls. Remember how it was all Rmoney gaffes during their primary? Well, that sure changed after Santorum dropped out. Buckle up, it’s a roller coaster ride til 11-6-12. This is not for the faint of heart.

    • May 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Robney Team has to be thinking, -It must be nice to Have People in the Media, who work in the wh Press Corps, so biased toward Robney!

  33. May 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Rev. Dr. William J Barber of the Greensleaf Christian Church in Greensboro on Tamara Hall’s show via telephone now.

  34. May 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    (CNN) — President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign says they’re going up with their second round of Spanish language television and radio commercials.

    The re-election team announced Tuesday that the ads will run in Colorado, Nevada and Florida, three battleground states with lots of Spanish speaking voters that both Democrats and Republicans are likely to heavily court ahead of November’s presidential election. The first round of Spanish language ads, out last month, also ran in the same three states, which Obama carried three years ago.


  35. 112 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  36. 113 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    • 114 Cha
      May 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      YAY! People aren’t stupid. This needs to be everywhere..by the people! The corporatemediawhore$$$$$$ won’t show it.

  37. May 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Robney just said in Michigan-
    Bill Clinton is his new role Model.


    • May 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      That’s a big fake out—-probably to make it seem he doesn’t hate all Democrats, just the current Dem in the WH. Going for the independents.

    • May 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Like Reagan, Bill Clinton defeated an incumbent. He forgets Clinton had a little help from Ross Perot. He doesn’t understand that beating an incumbent is not something that happens often or easily. It certainly not easy to beat THIS incumbent. 2012 is not at all like 1980 or even 1992.

      • 119 theo67
        May 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        He’s also forgetting that the Clinton machine was beaten (soundly) by THIS incumbent. And the Clinton machine had a real contender – unlike Mitt’s clown car.

    • 121 Cha
      May 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Sociopaths like to fuck with people.

      • 122 Dudette
        May 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        and take pleasure in firing them, seeing them go bankrupt, watching them go hungry, suffer and die … er, self-deport.

    • 123 TrumpDog
      May 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      He’s trying to copy Sen. Obama who during primaries always had nice things to say about Reagan and Lincoln.
      I really wish EtchAMitt would get some ideas of his own.
      And I still maintain the “R” in his campaign slogan is a rip on Obama’s “O” sign.

  38. May 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Think it’s interesting that Chgo loop office workers—-my daughter is one—–are being told to “dress down” during the NATO summit—–to dress like a protester—-to lessen the chance that they will be a target of the protesters. (chgo trib)

    • May 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Well, they’ve been getting everything in place here for awhile, especially before they decided to move the summit to Camp David. Now we’ll only get the NATO group. Anyway, we’ll be getting this on the news feeds for awhile.

  39. 126 sherijr
    May 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    So anyone still thinking the Media is not playing games with our future.. they now have an article up entitled.. “reasons Obama had a very bad week”. REALLY?? Lemme see here.. he celebrated the 1 year anniversay of the end of OBL, he had two TWO outstanding, enthusiastic, very well received rallies… He had the highest $$ amount of any fund raiser.. in history.. etc. etc. etc. And YET the MEDIA in all its artful ‘brilliance’ tells us he had a bad week. Not Romney.. who fired a gay man for being.. gay, not Romney for allowing a woman to instruct him on how “Obama should be tried for Treason” Not Romney for all his lies and absolute BS. But “Obama’s very bad week. Lets not be suckers.

    • 127 itgurl_29
      May 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      It’s time for us to wake up. There is NO room for battling amongst ourselves. There is only one enemy and that’s the corporate media, whose sole purpose is to put Romney in the White House. We aren’t battling Romney and his incompetent pathetic little campaign. We’re fighting the media. And all criticism now needs to be focused on them and their goal to get Romney elected.

      • May 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        I said this in 2010 the media is the enemy, I also said if Obama don’t win, it;s because of the media, not the Republican, the media job is to divide, lie, and confuse the people, I don’t blog much because the topic is always what the republican doing, not the media, the republican can do anything because the media are covering for them. Obama supporter(we) need to put more pressure on the media.

      • 129 sherijr
        May 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

        agree 100%

    • 130 Cha
      May 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      I’ve been on to the coporatemediaWHORE$$$$$ since 2002 when I cancelled them Permanently out of my life..NEVER TO RETURN. I appreciative those who watch to see what the Enemies of America are doing but my temperament can’t take it.


      • 131 sherijr
        May 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

        Agree with you Cha.. I stopped watching them on tv during the 2008 election. And I too LOVE Twitter for our ability to go after their lies immediately and forcefully and I am hoping that all of us will continue to that.

    • 132 nospin
      May 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      and today is ONLY Tuesday. lolol

    • May 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Up is down and down is up in the media’s world. And, there has to be a way to instead of bickering about what ‘they’ are saying to deal with them direct. It is so crucial to battle with them directly in their face, instead of creating havoc here!

  40. 136 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm
  41. 137 donna dem 4 obama
    May 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Just sayin…

  42. 141 57andfemale
    May 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm
  43. 146 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    We all need to start questioning Chuck Todd as to why he questions Pres. Obama’s same sex marriage stance but not Romney waffling on his immigration stance.

  44. 147 57andfemale
    May 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm
  45. 148 57andfemale
    May 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  46. 149 itgurl_29
    May 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  47. 154 Andy46
    May 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Look who in MSM is asking the questions, and specifically the questions they are asking Dems….they are mostly questions meant to divide and spin. Questions to uncover weakness.

    Mitt was on CBS news, his spokes person was on CNN last night look at the questions they were asked.

    I watched Bill Moyer this past Sunday I was in shock about AZ banding books…and this is being done by Republicans…why isn’t the Chuck Todd asking Republicans about this, asking about voting rights, questions about women access to affordable health care to Mitt’s campaign representatives…including how they feel about Violence against women act being allowed to expire.

    Why are the MSM asking and pushing this particular question about same sex marriage..and now focusing on African Americans and this question?

    The question started with David G on MTP on Sunday (but I also saw this a while back on Rachel Maddow) and now Joe’s answer became the opening on all the Monday morning news; coincidence?…and now has been carried on by every where major news network…is David G about Dems? is Chuck Todd about Dems?, is CNN, CBS, NBC(MSNBC), ABC, Fox?

    The MSM is not about fair and balance they are about distortion…if you or anyone plays sport, this is how you trick the other side into taking their eyes off the ball…distract.

    Notice, none of these journalist can claim to be the most trusted in news by the public…like Walter Cronkite, because they are not playing the game of trust or truth.

    This not the Walter Cronkite media and President Obama know this…this is why he talked about door knocking on Saturday, about telling your friends i.e. the ground game…you are President Obama’s ground game… distract you, and what happens?

    p.s NBC and Bain Capital together own the weather channel…follow the money and the origin of the questions.
    CBS News This Morning, current producer is the former producer of Morning Joe. Viacom owns (The Comedy Network, CBS, BET, CW etc)

  48. 155 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm
  49. 162 kasai
    May 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Dear Media:@CNN @ABC @CBS @MSNBC:While u busy criticizing PBO.When will u Go after Romney 4 not releasing Income Taxes.We have right 2 know— Kasai (@Kahsai) May 8, 2012

    • 163 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      How about Mitt Romney allowing that woman to say that President Obama should be tried for treason, and Romney not say a word to the woman about what she said.

      • 164 isonprize
        May 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        Anniebella, I think she was a plant, paid stooge, sell-out, whatever you want to call her, but I find it very curious that not one camera could manage a camera photography angle that included her face.

        • 165 hopefruit2
          May 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

          I believe this is the one Black paid staffer who is always at Romney’s events. That’s why the cameras wouldn’t show her face but were very careful to show her hands (letting folks know she’s both black AND very critical of President Obama).

          That’s how Mitt Romney rolls – EVERYTHING about this man and his campaign are based on LIES, FRAUD, MANIPULATION, and DIVISION. Everything about Mitt Romney is UGLY. I despise this man even more than I did John McCain.

          • 166 TrumpDog
            May 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

            I believe this is the one Black paid staffer who is always at Romney’s events. That’s why the cameras wouldn’t show her face but were very careful to show her hands (letting folks know she’s both black AND very critical of President Obama).

            I agree.

            I think in time we’ll find out the truth.

          • 167 Cha
            May 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

            Zombey patrol is lying about everything so I don’t think having one Black woman at his stupid Liar’s club who acts like a dipshit is below his sewage.

          • 168 sabreen60
            May 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

            I totally agree. Of all the people at the rally it’s a black woman who thinks the President doesn’t understand the Constitution and thereby not adhering to it and that she agrees he is also a traitor. Traitors are put to death. This is no lightweight comment. I think an investigation is needed.

  50. 169 anniebella
    May 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Pleople like Chuck Todd, Ed Henry, Jake Tapper, are not fit to shine Walter Cronkite’s shoes.

  51. 175 kasai
    May 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm


  52. 176 kasai
    May 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm


  53. 178 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Grrrrrr @ the Republican Martin Bashir just had on… that fool wants to cut MEALS ON WHEELS for senior citizens, and yet REFUSES to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires!

    God help us if they gain power in November.

  54. May 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Yesterday- Drudge had a picture of Hillary with flashing red lights- saying- what no makeup?

    And that is all Hannity and Fox and Friends could talk about.

    Then, they wonder how their is a War on Women? Jeesh!

    • 183 Andy46
      May 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      She was in India in talks with the Government to reduce their purchase of oil from Iran as well, did any of the U.S.
      MSM report this? Anything on what she was able to accomplish?

  55. 184 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    LMAO @ Father Rick endorsing Mitt by EMAIL… Can you feel the love the Republicans have for Mitt? :lol:

  56. 189 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Awkward! Republicans Who Opposed Auto Bailout Stumped By Romney Claiming Credit For It


    As long as Mitt Romney publicly claims credit for the auto industry’s recovery, he’s going to put his fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in an awkward position. Nearly all of them have attacked the Obama administration’s bailout in exceptionally harsh terms, despite the fact that the administration’s actions are widely understood to have saved the industry.

    In the Capitol on Tuesday, two Senate Republicans struggled to respond.



  57. 190 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    A simple question …. that needs asking, persistently ….



  58. 193 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Bring over a comment I left on last thread:

    We each have issues that we are passionate about, however, we should each realize that our #1 priority may differ from someone else’s. No matter our differences, I hope that there is more that unites us than divides.

    I have read many comments and opinions here that I strongly disagree with, however, I have appreciated receiving a divergent view from a fellow Obot.

    I have disagreed with PBO on several issues; IMHO none of my issues will be solved by public criticism, nor will they be solved by disengaging from the TOD/Obot community. My disagreements will only be solved by working harder to not only get PBO reelected, but giving him a Congress that will work with him.

    Bottom line for me is that there is not one disagreement that I have with President Obama, and/or the Obot commuunity, that will be resolved by letting him be defeated on Nov 6th.

    • 194 nintendowii10
      May 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      And that distiguishes you from an emoprog. A lot of emoprogs threw in the towel six months in when he signed the American Recovery Act, just because “it should have been bigger.” Then there’s the Affordable Care Act, that the emoprogs whined about “no public option” and “it’s a giveaway to insurance companies and big pharma.” Then there were the wars, “get out of Iraq!” That’s over, now it’s “Get out of Afghanistan!” and their whole sniveling over Libya, even though there was NOT a SINGLE American boot on the ground. Also add in the use of drones to target Al Qaeda operatives, including Al Awlaki and how they cried about how he was an American citizen. Then there’s NDAA.

      All those emoprogs turned into Paulbot conspiracy cranks who believe it’s better to let President Obama go to defeat rather than fight with him and attempt to better the agenda in the second term. It’s great you didn’t end up becoming like them and ranting and raving about issue X and why President Obama is a closet right wing Nixon Republican continuing Bush policies, etc etc etc.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm


  60. 196 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm


    David Roberts ‏ @drgrist


    Dear political reporters: 45 GOP Senators filibustered the student loan fix. It didn’t “fail.” It wasn’t “Congress.” GOP filibuster: say it!


  61. 198 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm
  62. 199 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    • 200 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      UT, Has the media talk about this poll, like they talk about any poll which shows Obama tied or trialing Romney. I bet not.

  63. 201 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm



    Why does Mitt Romney keep lying? Because the media helps him get away with it.


    • 202 Cha
      May 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Shouldn’t that be a Constant Refrain on Twitter to the craven mediawhore$? “WHY DO YOU LET MITT ROMNEY GET AWAY WITH LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING?”

  64. 203 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Infographic: A Few Facts about Manufacturing


    During today’s trip to Albany, New York, President Obama highlighted an important and emerging trend – rather than outsourcing, companies are increasingly choosing to invest and create jobs in the United States. While companies across industries are bringing jobs back, this trend is particularly important in manufacturing. In addition to creating good middle class jobs, there are broader economic effects for the communities where manufacturers choose to locate their production.

    For example, manufacturing accounts for about 70 percent of private sector research and development in the United States, and the innovations sprouting from these investments benefit the communities around these facilities, not just the company itself. That’s why the President has made clear we should strengthen the incentives for companies to insource by ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, giving tax relief to those who choose to move production back to the United States, and refocusing and enhancing the manufacturing deduction as we reform our business tax system.

    Take a look at the infographic below for a few key facts on recent trends in manufacturing.



  65. 204 Ladyhawke
    May 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Mitt Romney still ducking key issues

    By Greg Sargent


    On an Obama campaign conference call this morning, spokesman Ben LaBolt called on Romney to take a position on the Act. He pointed out that the Romney campaign had yet to say whether he would have signed the Lily Ledbetter Act, and noted that the Paycheck Fairness Act picks up where Lily Ledbetter left off, by making it easier to challenge pay discrimination in new ways.

    “This is just one more issue where we’re waiting for the Romney campaign to get back to us,” LaBolt said.

    These two issues go right to the main arguments driving this presidential camapign — over how, or whether, government programs should act to combat the free market’s imperfections and to foster opportunity and social mobility, and over the priorities that should dictate how we pay for them. Will Romney detail his positions on either?



  66. May 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    It figures! House GOP to hold Hearings on the foiled Bomb plot yesterday by Al Qaeda.
    Not being briefed in situation. Nope.
    This is Congress holding Hearings on who leaked the Information?
    Me thinks, House GOP is angry, because they did not know about this OP and are now lashing out!

  67. 206 Linda
    May 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    On Mitt taking credit for the Auto Recovery…..

    The majority of American voters will be taking credit for Mitt’s landslide loss in November!

  68. May 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Oil is down 9% in five days to 96 bucks a barrel!
    And Wolfe just asked Robney adviser who just said Robney is against Gay marriage!
    Things that make you go hmmmm!

  69. 209 Linda
    May 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    How do I find out if this is for real ???

    A fun Twitter hashtag #thingsmitttakescreditfor.

  70. 210 Linda
    May 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Romney To Fundraise With Plan B Maker Despite Denouncing Emergency Contraception As ‘Abortive Pills’

    Romney’s Goldman Sachs 2002 Exchange Place Fund, valued at over a million dollars in 2010, brought in nearly $600,000 in gains in 2010 and is invested in:

    – Watson Pharmaceuticals: manufacturer of nine forms of emergency contraception (which Romney incorrectly identifies as “abortifacients“).
    – Johnson & Johnson: launched the first U.S. prescription birth control product in 1931 and produces various forms of birth control.
    – Merck: produces various forms of birth control
    – Mylan: produces birth control medication and filed the first application for a generic birth control pill last year.
    – Pfizer: a contraception producer that recently had to recall about a million packs of birth-control pills that weren’t packaged correctly.

    It appears that Mitt Romney strongly opposes emergency contraception, except when it’s of financial benefit to him or his campaign.


  71. 211 Linda
    May 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Ha…Chris Matthews just said Mitt’s claim to saving the auto industry

    ” Grand Theft Auto “

  72. 212 carolyn
    May 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Something important to keep in mind while all the pundits don’t do their job, is that President Obama DOES his. He keeps going and working, and not rehashing silly non-controversies the media try to dig up every day. Remember Jodi Kantor, last week’s book about President Obama’s college days…..so much more. All of these have the lasting power of a “nine day wonder”. The President goes on working for theAmerican people, and I know that is what counts with people. These media types just want to sell advertising or newspapers or magazines. After President Obama wins, they will all talk about their great support for him, and how they KNEW this would happen or they’ll justify their stupidity by silly rationalizations about polls, or “memes”…..They’re tiresome. They are trying to build the excitement of four years’ ago primary between the President and Hillary. That was genuine, and it went to June. This is all fake excitement. Romney is not ahead, and he is going to lose in a landslide. He does NOT wear well. The more people see him, they less they like him. With the President it’s the opposite.

  73. May 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I am trying to locate who took the photo original of the photo of Supervisor Paula Mahan and Giovernor Cuomo welcoming President Obama to the Albany International Airport. The Sueprvisor would very much like to obtain a high-resolution diogital copy of the photo so we can have prints made of this historic visit to our community. Thank you.

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