President Obama holds up a hoagie sandwich at Taylor Gourmet after holding a roundtable discussion with small business owners at the restaurant in Washington, DC, May 16
President Obama’s signed receipts sit at the counter
Um, yes I am hungry. All I had for breakfast was one piece of dry toast. lol….is it lunch time yet?
Congratulations on being first and President Obama loves to feed the hungry. I think you may be in luck!
Hope your day is going well.
I will take a small portion of the sandwich that PBO is holding up….lol
I am doing well today. Hope that all is well with you.
Fired up. Ready to eat!
Nice haircut, Mr. President. Lookin’ good.
America is hungry… hungry for FOUR MORE FOR 44!!!!
Well hungry for that and that sandwich whatever it is. Tell me it’s a cheesesteak sub.
I’ll tell you, David Letterman’s comment, “What more do you want this man to do for you, honest to God”, just hit me like a ton of bricks!! It’s the truth in a nutshell. Fired up and ready to go!!!
Who was David talking to? And what was being said, in summary, to receive that comment?
Check the last thread — video and great summary by Chips in the comments.
Brian Williams. But it doesn’t look like him, does it, from the picture?
I cannot say enough how I enjoy President Obama being himself, a class act and respectful human being.
And on the other hand, we have Mitt, a complete fake. He tries to emulate what President Obama does, and he has the nerve to say Obama is a failure. If Obama is SUCH a failure, then why are you wasting your time trying to copy cat everything he does?
Like many others, I can’t wait until the debates. President Obama will leave Mitt hanging in the dust. Mitt will have to debate the REAL Obama, not the fake charicature of Obama the far right have been pushing.
A nice link to BWD – Robert Gates
The MSM is going wild over sandwich-gate so I tweeted them this
Obama got a Spruce Street "hoagie" at Taylor – roast turkey (he hates America) prosciutto(socialist)red peppers(muslim) and provolone(gay)— AAmom (@AVD911) May 16, 2012
GREAT Tweet aamom
Thanks to The Political Carnival for this:
Are you serious?
they were salivating over another “dijon mustard” story LOL
It’s just like Mustard Burger Gate, “Zooooomg, the NERVE of this blahhhhh man to eat a sandwich differently!”
What is their problem with the sandwich?!?! How about covering a substantive issue FOR ONCE, you jackals!
What no lettuce and mayo?
Awesome I think if I was behind that counter I would have lost my ability to count.
@SpeakerBoehner had his ‘brink’ taken away ….
USA – #KOCHSTER @SpeakerBoehner = 0 Jobs & Another threat to wreck our economy twitter.com/#!/bobcesca_go… Lame Brinksmanship John. #OBAMA2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 16, 2012
Wanted a few of Johnny boys best friends to be current with his sandbox antics ….
@YellinCNN #KOCHSTER @SpeakerBoehner = 0 Jobs & Another threat to wreck our economy twitter.com/#!/bobcesca_go… Lame Brinksmanship John. #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 16, 2012
@edhenrytv #KOCHSTER @SpeakerBoehner = 0 Jobs & Another threat to wreck our economy twitter.com/#!/bobcesca_go… Lame Brinksmanship John. #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 16, 2012
@davidgregory #KOCHSTER @SpeakerBoehner = 0 Jobs & Another threat to wreck our economy twitter.com/#!/bobcesca_go… Lame Brinksmanship John. #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 16, 2012
@jaketapper #KOCHSTER @SpeakerBoehner = 0 Jobs & Another threat to wreck our economy twitter.com/#!/bobcesca_go… Lame Brinksmanship John. #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 16, 2012
@chucktodd #KOCHSTER @SpeakerBoehner = 0 Jobs & Another threat to wreck our economy twitter.com/#!/bobcesca_go… Lame Brinksmanship John. #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 16, 2012
I prefer this onesie MT @jaketapper Obama campaign unveils LGBT-themed wares, including bit.ly/JJuIEF twitpic.com/9lqgd4— Snark Knoller (@SnarkKnoller) May 16, 2012
MITT ROMNEY IS AFRAID TO DO CABLE & NETWORK INTERVIEWS (without Ann Romney) AND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCES (without limiting type and number of questions. Reporters usually have to yell questions at him while he is working a rope line. How would he handle hour long prime time press conferences with the jackals.? How would he handle meetings with foreign leaders? How would he handle reporters from other countries? Why is he only comfortable doing friendly interviews with select hosts on Fox?
If Mitt Romney thinks he is qualified to be the leader of the free world, shouldn’t he be able to accept interview requests and hold regular press conferences. David Gregory and Bob Schieffer have been asking for an interview every Sunday. So far he has declined. We all know that David and Bob are not going to really challenge his outlandish claims. If he is afraid of David and Bob who are know for softball interviews (especially for the GOP), that’s pathetic. Let’s face it, the real problem is that Romney is a control freak and being in unscripted situations freaks him out. That’s not very presidential.
Reporters covering Mitt Romney’s campaign sent out a volley of tweets on Wednesday, complaining that they had been prevented from asking the presumptive Republican nominee questions at an event in Florida.
Trouble between the campaign and the press apparently started at the beginning of the day. Sara Murray, a Wall Street Journal reporter, tweeted that journalists had been told they would not be asking any questions of Romney. “Isn’t that our decision?” a reporter asked.
Then, the press corps was told that Romney was having an off the record meeting with “middle class families.” Politico’s Ginger Gibson noted that they used to be able to see these meetings happen, but were now having their access cut off.
Things only deteriorated from there. A public event followed the private meeting, and campaign aides tried to physically prevent reporters from asking Romney questions at the rope line where he was greeting voters. The reporters “refused to leave,” in New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro’s words.
ABC’s Emily Friedman said that most journalists were able to get to the rope line, “despite USSS and campaign asking us to leave and stop,” but that Romney still refused to answer any questions.
That’s what they get for kissing his ass so much.
Ladyhawke, You have a sixty five year old man who is afraid to do cable and network interviews without his wife, that is what we want as a President. A lying 65 year old who is scared to face the cable and network interviews
MITT ROMNEY’S OPACITY
Romney has said he wants to delay talking about foreign policy until “AFTER” THE ELECTION. That’s essentially what he wants to do for everything. Sorry folks, no details until after I’m elected. And then we’ll see what happens. His theory is to give the least amount of details about how he would govern. His strategy is lie, distort and confuse the American people. Muddy the waters and try to neutralize President Obama’s accomplishments. He’s got no substance and no consistency. But he feels the presidency is owed to him. As Ann Romney said, IT’S OUR TURN NOW. Imagine that.
It’s interesting that the media stenographers are finally getting restless about being told “no questions”. Talk about a delayed reaction. Romney has been stonewalling from the very beginning. I am curious to see just how far the feckless media takes their anger at the
Romney campaign. It is long past due that Romney answer some tough questions about the swill that he spouts on a daily basis.
‘Engaging’ on foreign policy — after the election
Well, Ladyhawke, after President Obama is re-elected, Willard can talk about foreign policy and the economy and religion and everything else in his newly rebuilt house. He can decide the economic fate of the one son who said the Obama was great. That’s about all and then he can fade into the sunset.
We are suddenly back to talking about the Debt, not jobs.
And some revisions of History, is prominent.
Boner says, he will press the President on a debt plan.
Gather said yesterday, the executive branch has the tools to push the debt limit into early next year.
So, this is a manufactured controversy, the Republicans are continuing the message.
Threatening a government shutdown in October if they don’t get their way.
Give me a break! Again?
Geithner not gather!
Check my tweets, above, Jovie & this one …
Taking the Brink out of Boehner’s Brinksmanship bit.ly/JDu6BD— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) May 15, 2012
He’s got nothing and he knows it. This is just to placate the teabaggers in his caucus.
That’s why we need to call him on his bs ….
I’d be willing to let it lay until October. That would really make him look bad. He would be begging PBO to take this off the table by then.
Republicans are reneging on a negotiated deal. they are liars and charlatans. If they can’t abide by agreements they have made then why should the President deal with them at all?
Smoke and mirrors. Boehner is scared. The 98% house of cards is tumbling down so now all he can do is threaten what he can’t act on. PBO is in the absolute driver’s seat on this one and Boehner is just waking up to that fact.
Another evidence of the total failure of the mainstream media. Why aren’t reporters who promoted the 98% win for Republicans asking Boehner what happened to his claim that he got 98% in the deal he struck with the President last year?
They have no hope of succeeding and failed @SpeakerBoehner knows it …
VP Biden speaking now:
What time is VP Biden suppose to speak?
THIS NEEDS THE TOD TWEETMENT FAR AND WIDE ……
Why Mitt Romney and the GOP Love Debt
Hint: It’s why arsonists love fire
This cannot stand. GOP lies cannot drown out our message this time.
3 truths must get out.
The Stimulus worked DESPITE GOP Sabotage. How else did we suddenly go from losing 800,000 jobs a month to creating them in May of 2009?
The GOP is almost single-handedly responsible for this debt we’ve accumulated and is still holding middle class tax breaks hostage to keep tax breaks for the rich.
The GOP loves debt because it gives them an excuse to create crises that scare the middle class into giving up the backbone that made America great.
Debt is a boogeyman for the GOP. America has the money to balance our budget easily no matter what Pope Grover Norquist says. And any American that isn’t willing to ask those who can pay to pay what they did in the 90s doesn’t believe in growing the success America makes possible.
The only way to solve our debt crisis is to do a simple thing: put Americans back to work.
Thanks for this Ladyhawke. You know the Republican meme “IOKIYAR.” Dick “Neocon” Cheney pointedly said “deficits don’t matter” when they were busy charging everything on the credit card. Now they expect us to forget all of the debt-laden policies of the Bush administration that the President had been so unfortunate to inherit, but wise enough to know how to handle with the crisis. I hope Romney co-signs to Boehner and the TeaParty lackeys’ latest attempt to hold the debt-limit hostage. It’s going to be a total fail, just like the last time.
” grow our way out the recession”. More people employed, more people paying taxes. It’s worked for decades. hey, it’s what Reagan did to get out of the recession that he himself created with tax cuts.
Librarian humor, but very telling about our current culture: http://www.unshelved.com/
If I ever catch Eduardo Saverin walking on a taxpayer funded US sidewalk I will smack his face.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) May 16, 2012
Mitt Romney wants to know where the jobs are. Exactly where you sent them, Mitt. China.— (@LOLGOP) May 16, 2012
Obama has 194 "strong" EVs while Romney has 92. Obama has 52 "weak" EVs while Romney has 89— electoral-vote.us (@electoralvotes) May 16, 2012
FRANKFURT, May 16 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank has stopped monetary policy operations with some Greek banks as they have not been successfully recapitalised, euro zone central bank sources said on Wednesday.
The ECB declined to comment.
The ECB only conducts its refinancing operations with solvent banks. With no access to ECB funds, the banks concerned must go to the Bank of Greece for emergency liquidity assistance (ELA).
It was unclear exactly how many banks were affected.
One person familiar with the matter said four Greek banks’ capital was so depleted they were operating with negative equity capital. According to its own rules, the ECB cannot provide liquidity to banks in such a situation.
Greece is such a pain in the ass. Alone, it represents huge problems, but combre that, with everything else in the World, it’s madness!
Awwwwww hoagie! I think I’ll go to Subway for lunch today and get me their version of a hoagie. I miss the East Coast version – they seem more authentic, but Subway will have to do.
btw – Pamela – I voted for your lovely daughter. Good luck to her!
Did President Obama think it was a 7-11 hoagie?
Seamus bio in the Works-
LOL! Poor Seamus…
VP Biden is just breaking my heart … he could not be more real or more empathetic …. what an amazing speech he has just begun …
If one includes leaners (TCtC states that candidates are ahead in), it's Obama 332, Romney 206— electoral-vote.us (@electoralvotes) May 16, 2012
Walker Dislikes Job Numbers, So He’ll Put Out His Own.
VP Biden – “They don’t get it … They don’t get us … They don’t realize we have every right to dream … We don’t envy them … You build an economy by building things … They don’t get That!”
He is taking no prisoners in this talk …
Excellent! Thanks for letting us know what Joey is saying. I like how he’s turning the “they don’t get it” talking point to our favor and taking it away from the RWNJs.
I think it’s badass how PBO, VPJB, and the campaign architects (Axelrod, Plouffe, et al) didn’t wait until Willard was declared the nominee, or even until the GOP primaries were officially over to start taking it to him. They started the general election without notice. Big leagues!
You will want to watch every moment of this speech. @MittRomney and his fellow #KOCHSTERS are in for a day after day after day unrelenting holding them accountable for their failed philosophy and the horror it brought to Americans. Not one bit of slack!
Good Morning TOD family
Some good news that is widely unreported.
U.S. Posted Budget Surplus of $59.1 Billion in April
US manufacturing grows at fastest pace since June
CMS: Obama health law has saved seniors $3.4 billion on prescription drugs
I can vouch for that since I have to use very expensive asthma medicine.
Go New York
Living Wage Bill passes in the Big Apple
I think it’s Sweden: they have different minimum wage scales for different stages of life. It’s lower if you’re a teen or college student; it goes up when you need your wages to pay for living expenses and responsibilities of adulthood, and goes down some when you’re a senior. How sensible is that?
Fighting for our Military
New HAMP Enhancements Will Help Military Homeowners
More signs that not ALL of the states have lost their minds, some are actually nice
Connecticut Legislators Stand with Child Care, Home Care Workers
I love our Joe the VP.. he’s making a heck of speech.
He will get good local Press, Beltway media only focuses on bad news for Obama or pushes positive Robney stories
I wished I could have seen the speech.
he was fired up Jovie.. and he showed as always his empathy for all of us.
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday launches a two-day campaign swing through the critical battleground state of Ohio. He will unleash a blistering attack on “Romney Economics,” charging that the presumptive Republican nominee’s business background shows he would favor wealthy investors over working-class Americans if he wins the White House.
“Nobody knows better than the people of the Valley the consequences of that kind of philosophy,” Biden planned to say in a noontime speech at an advanced automotive manufacturing facility in Youngstown. “You’ve been through hell and back.”
The blunt-speaking vice president’s remarks, excerpts of which were made public by the Obama campaign, focused on Mitt Romney’s time as head of the Bain Capital private equity firm. They echo an Obama campaign ad released earlier this week focused on a steel plant that went bankrupt eight years after Bain bought it in an attempt to turn the struggling business around.
I just finished watching VP Joe unleash!!! He is genuine and good. I am so loving the fact that they are hitting Romney on the Bain stuff. Like VP Joe said, Romney is the one who is touting his business experience, so let’s take a look at this experience.
“Romney’s own words debunks his claim he is a “businessman”: his own book Turnaround, about his role as CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Romney says on page 16, “I never actually ran one of our investments; that was left to management.”
Also, while on a 1998 ski vacation, when Joklik spoke to Romney about taking over the SLOC job: “He said that he though project management skills were the most critical…I protested, ‘I don’t have any project management experience.’ Quote unquote from the businessman himself.
He has always been an “invester”, never a businessman
I sent this to the OFA Truth Team….hopefully we will see it in an ad very soon.”
I’m going to tweet this in the morning, if you don’t mind. I’ve never seen this information on Romney.
Nonpartisan expert: Romney's plans would explode deficit far more than Obama's would: wapo.st/K7pkL1 #PrairieFireOfDebt— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 16, 2012
437,000 people, 169,500 first time donors, average donation: $50.23. Barack Obama's PEOPLE campai… wp.me/p1cRdS-2r1 via @theonlyadult— (@sherijr) May 16, 2012
Any idea about the April fund raising total ?
Forget it. Messina says more than 43 million dollars in April towards the end of that vid
Thanks jovie. That we are pulling consistently pulling 40 mil above each month gives me a great hope. There is an undercurrent of support that will dramatically explode in mittbot’s face, come Nov.
I think we will start seein 60+ soon!
Yes, I think so too after the summer. I predicted before the campaign would get around 500 mil and they seem to be getting there.
Just read that turd blossom’s pac is about 25 million negative ads in swing states. Hopefully this election cycle, americans will finally get tired of all the lies spewed by this coward and mehmney.
Geithner rains on Boehner’s parade
The House is voting on their version of violence against Womens act…, Omits protections for victims who are Gay, immigrants and American Indian.
So, if you fall into these very unfortunate groups of People, better take Karate!
I am going to sent David Letterman a email or write him a letter, because he spoke the truth when he said what more do they want the man to do.
Imagine if our economy was a ship and that ship was sinking, now we couldn’t have one side working their butts off to save the ship, while the other side sit on their butts doing nothing, hoping the ship would sink, so they could place the blame on the captain. This is exactly what the Republicans have been doing since President Obama walk into that oval office.
And Americans need to wake up and realize that too. We have a dam good President in office right now. And we don’t need some lying arrogant flip flopper who think the WH is owe him. That incident which happen 50 years ago when Romney was a teenager, says exactly what Mitt Romney is. Except the poor and middle class is beneath him, like that young man who he held down and cut his hair was beneath him.
“What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to God!” = love it! I’d buy that t-shirt. What a priceless comment.
P.S. WordPress – please let me post. Don’t make me beg.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Robert McGreevy explains the accelerator’s role in the complex, seven-country consortium to develop an experimental fusion reactor. Fusion power technology is tricky, though with Oak Ridge’s help the international team anticipates the first commercial fusion energy reactor to be online by 2050.
This Q&A and video are part of the Lab Breakthrough series, which highlights innovations developed at the National Labs.
Jesus, we have to wait til 2050?? I want my science fiction universe NOW!
Mitt’s Miami vice
Oh, oh,oh, so there is more to the story …..
Coming This Summer: For $24.95, George W. Bush Will Share His ‘Strategies For Economic Growth’
Good Lord…..please make it stop…
Strategy 1: be born wealthy
Strategy 2: get adopted by a wealthy family
Strategy 3: get people to pay 24.95 a pop for a speech
re: be born wealth — in sociology it’s referred to as the lucky sperm club
Hah! And a bit of “ew”!
$24.95? What the hell, why not $24,950.00?
Pharmacists In Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access To Birth Control
New post everyone:
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, California – On Friday, May 18 – in response to President Obama’s call to expand opportunities for summer employment for young people – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Chair of the White House Council of Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley will join members of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and the California Conservation Corps to kick-off summer work opportunities for more than 12,000 young people in national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands managed by the Department of the Interior (DOI).
During the visit, Salazar and Sutley will visit with youth corps members to discuss their work in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. They will then announce 20 youth conservation corps projects across the country that have been awarded funding through an innovative public-private partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Since Secretary Salazar established youth employment as a high priority performance goal, the Department of the Interior has employed 35% more young people each year since Fiscal Year 2009. Overall in FY 2012, Interior expects to employ more than 21,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 25.
Jon Lovett @jonlovett
Come on, @GlennThrush. Going on Fallon and the View might not be necessary if most political news coverage wasn’t so profoundly useless.
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