**** This might start early, I’ve seen 1:25 in some schedules ****
White House live
CNN live streaming
CBS live streaming
Theo67! Rockin’ first place on TOD for PBO!
Good west coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family!
Are there any photos anywhere of Romney speaking at NALEO? Anybody know the number in attendance? Thanks!
We get some good music with this link!
COOL!!! You’re the one to find the tunes, df, for sure
#FIRED UP ….
I LOVE the tunes!
I’ve been dancing at my desk for five minutes already – great music!
You call it potato, I call it …
@RichardTrumka Be it called offshoring (as #BainMitt does with unearned millions) or out-sourcing it's SCREWING THE USA thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/0…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
@AFLCIO @SEIU Be it called off-shoring (as #BainMitt does with unearned millions) or out-sourcing it's SCREWING THE USA thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/0…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
@EdRendell_PA Be it called off-shoring (as #BainMitt does with unearned millions) or out-sourcing it's SCREWING THE USA thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/0…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
@MMFlint Be it called off-shoring (as #BainMitt does with unearned millions) or out-sourcing it's SCREWING THE USA thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/0…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
many more recipients in my TL
Heads Up: C-SPAN ONE will be airing PBO’s address to NALEO at 1:40PM ET LIVE on TV.
You can also see the speech
or televised on CSPAN -3
Thank you Hopefruit!
Hey hopefruit. It looks like it’s C-SPAN One that will be airing PBO’s address to NALEO.
I stand corrected! That’s even better because more people have access to CSPAN 1 than 3. Thanks
Congrats to Mary Cheney…she married her partner:) Thank you, PBO!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Mary & Heather!!!
And, a little LOLGOP ….
If Mitt Romney had his way, what Mary Cheney did today would be explicitly banned in the Constitution. Mazel tov! fb.me/1MDL23bGU— (@LOLGOP) June 22, 2012
BTW, you will want to avoid a Twitter search on Mary Cheney – super vile tweets!!!
WTH is wrong with those people? If THEY are miserable, I guess they think that no one else deserves to be happy. Geesh…they lead an ugly life
evev I can feel good about that … for her – I hate her father and what he did to this country and what he continues to do sometimes using his other progeny, Liz.
Florida received over 11 billion in Recovery Act funds….I hope he mentions it.
I had forgotten about this!!!!!!
A new FEC ruling opens the door for political contributions by text message. Miranda Green on why the shift favors small donors—and the president.
Chips – could you bring some attention to this!!
Will do later today Bob, thank you!
JUST CALLED FOR EVERYONE TO SIT>>>WILL BEGIN SOON
“Program will begin shortly, please take your seats ….” and get ready to FLY!!!!!!!!!!
I’m here!!!! don’t start without me!!!
You got here just in time, Lisa!
Gees……..hubby and I getting ready to eat lunch so I can’t watch. PLEASE, please tell me there’ll be a way I can see entire thing later.
Did you get the email about going to see FLOTUS in Memphis? I can’t go b/c I can’t off from work. If you can, contact Kathy Manning.
No, I didn’t. when is it?
Thursday, June 28. The deadline to request tickets or volunteer is on Sunday.
Thanks. Sadly, no way I could make it and especially at this late notice.
Symmetry, I live in Memphis!! I didn’t receive an email. Do you already have to be apart of OFA. If you could please send me the email, so that I can get a ticket or volunteer. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!! I will definitely take off that day!!! I’m on twitter and I think I could try to DM you, if you’re willing to send me the email.
This is the information that I got from my local OFA person.
From: Justin Wilkins [mailto:JWilkins@barackobama.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:54 PM
To: Jennifer Buck Wallace
Cc: Patrick Hamilton; Daniel O’Donnell; Katy Graham; Lee Levine; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Lenda Sherrell (email@example.com); firstname.lastname@example.org; Patricia Hattery; FuentesM
Subject: RE: Volunteers for First Lady Memphis Event
Hey everyone – I wanted to do a quick summary on how folks can get involved with FLOTUS event in Memphis so that we minimize folks falling through cracks.
There are three ways people can participate in the First Lady Event in Memphis, for each category I’ve split it 50/50 with the State & Local Party and with OFA volunteers. The DNC, OFA HQ may have request they’ve included we’ve had to accommodate and those are outlined in the spreadsheet too… but hopefully everyone feels like this is really fair & transparent way to make sure we are as inclusive as possible of all the members of our big family. We are trying to take care of (OFA Volunteers, State Party volunteers, Local Party volunteers, Elected officials/allies, DNC, OFA HQ and other allies.) Just to manage expectations, I usually tell our volunteers that, ‘nothing is final until after it has already happened.’
2. Comp Tickets (General Admission)
3. Volunteer Slots
Deadline & Requirements for each are below.
Deadlines & Requirements
1. Photoline (10 slots)
a. Deadline: TONIGHT (ASAP)
i. VITALS (First, Middle, Last, Social, Date of Birth, Gender, Passport # (if avail), Employer, Occupation, Phone, Email, Short Bio/bullet point, picture if possible
2. Comp Tickets (General Admission) (20 party/20 OFA)
a. Deadline: SUNDAY
i. First, Middle, Last, Phone, Email, Employer, Occupation (flag electeds)
3. Volunteer Slots (25 slots) (13 party / 12 OFA)
i. First, Last, Phone, Email
Everyone should also have a list in mind that goes beyond this on the off-chance we get to open up some more comp tickets. I’ll save this email chain and use it to update everyone in-state about FLOTUS Memphis event as things develop.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m pretty stoked we get the First Lady in Tennessee again, twice in one day! That’s a big deal.
No doubt due to Chip’s hard work & TNDP teams great support nationally on the fundraisers & our TN OFA volunteer teams working so hard to top the national leaderboards on North Carolina support & showing they’re building a strong operation.
Tennessee State Director
Obama for America
When you get around to it..EXTREMELY long list of Benen’s list of Mitt lies
I am going to start tweeting one lie at a time.
By the time you get done with that, it’ll be NEXT Friday…and MORE MITT LIES!
You can be sure that Saturday Night Live will parody #Mitt’sMenacity.
She is recognizing the vital importancre of NALEO to advancing the causes of the Latino community.
Hilda Solis is on now. I guess she will be introducing our President.
New installment: Romney's Top 30 most brazen falsehoods of the week on.msnbc.com/MP2wPw The biggest list to date— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) June 22, 2012
BIGGEST LIST TO DATE>>BIGGEST UNDERSTATEMENT EVER!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) went after the president on Friday for how he has handled immigration and Latino issues, while also saying he wouldn’t use his speech for the purpose.
“I was tempted to come here today and rip open the policies of the administration. … I was tempted to tell you, ‘They haven’t been here in three years — what a coincidence, it’s an election year,’” Rubio told Latinos at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, receiving the loudest applause of any moment during the speech. “I was tempted to tell you, ‘Why didn’t he make this issue a priority?’”
“But that’s not the direction I want to go with my speech,” he continued.
That little twit is so sad, it’s amusing.
There is not an honest bone in his body.
And why did he vote against the Dream Act when it was being voted on in the Senate. He has to take responsibility for its failure. But its easier to blame the President.
MT @cljohnst: 2 hrs before @BarackObama to speak, "You are the best thing" plays on the PA for early arrivals. #FL2012 http://t.co/wSaLio63— Politics TBTimes (@PoliticsTBTimes) June 22, 2012
RT @cljohnst: Hundreds of people in a line that snakes through the HCC campus. Some got here as early as 7:30 to see Obama. #FL2012 #Tampa— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) June 22, 2012
I see several of your tweets over at # FL2012, good job!
Romney Doesn’t Dispute He Helped Send Jobs Overseas, Tells Press To Call It ‘Offshoring’ Not ‘Outsourcing’
Did Mitt get a memo from Frank Luntz ?
Cuban Republicans in the Crowd, I assume?
He is winning them over!
The history lesson on immigration reform begins…….
If every Latino voter watched these two speeches, Obama could get 80 percent of the Latino vote.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) June 22, 2012
This term, the Supreme Court has sided with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 100% of the time thkpr.gs/LGhGc6— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) June 22, 2012
OT, but shit may have just gotten real. BBC is reporting that Syria may have shot down a Turkish fighter jet.
fyi … http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/06/22/222135.html
IF Syria shot down the jet, that’s bringing NATO into the civil war. Not a smart move.
Not confirmed yet……..There is a plane missing but no additional confirmation.
Are Romney strategists moving Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada off the board right now?— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) June 22, 2012
"Your speaker yesterday" says he keeps his promises. "And he has promised to veto the DREAM Act." So "take him at his word."— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) June 22, 2012
Boom! Best quote of the speech. PBO hit a home run and not only a political home run, a heart warming ees fill with tears beauty.
That statement made people sit up and attend to the speech! Romney, Corp. is going to be spitting angry. And it’s on tape — Romney that is!
Man Oh Man that was the money quote right there!
Good coverage from David … check his TL …
@DavidCornDC Yes, as #PresObama noted we're definitely taking #EtchaSketchMitt at his word – "I'll Veto the DREAM Act" No escaping it #Mitt— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
A little something for Markie as he awaits a missive from his alter ego
@MarkKnoller Yes, as #PresObama noted we're definitely taking #EtchaSketchMitt at his word – "I'll Veto the DREAM Act" No escaping it #Mitt— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
Boom de Boom Boom Boom! PObama’s facts following willard the lying rat is priceless!
President Obama was brilliant! Basically, he told people not to just take his (the President’s) word; rather, he challenged them to check out what Romney promised during the Republican primaries. Romney is on record, and on Camera, promising to veto the DREAM Act if he were elected President. He was relentless in attacking Rick Perry for allowing undocumented children of immigrants to attend schools without paying out of state tuition. The President made sure that neither Romney nor his mainstream media enablers can spin, or shake, their way out of this one.
Yo @MittRomney We are going to take you at your word – you promised to VETO the DREAM ACT. Yes #PresObama #EtchaSketchMitt can't erase VETO.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 22, 2012
President Obama hung “I’ll veto the Dream Act” around #EtchaSketchMitt’s neck …
That’s my Prez!
“I’m Just Sayin”.
He is such a champion on all levels. So happy I didn’t miss this speech.
Smackin’ the podium never gets old!!!
You know he is in his groove when he does that
Never does….I get a little tingle up my leg when he does that…just sayin:)
LMAO! Tweety doesn’t want any competition in that department!
I had chills through the whole thing. He is the BEST.
Just sayin….You Nailed It President Obama!!!!!!!!!!
So…….. here’s what I’m thinking……
SCOTUS on ACA will be on Monday, since Tuesday they’re OUT – yes?
Why wait to the last day? Who will cry the loudest if things don’t go their way?
Or, maybe at 4 pm today, news dump?
You 2 have devious minds.
no. they’re releasing decisions thursday (yesterday) and monday. SC decisions aren’t dumped like congressional or presidential decisions. There version of the dump is to wait till the last possible day, not 4pm on Friday, because they still have to see us on Monday.
I thought I heard they only announce decisions on Monday-Thursday.
I hope we here at TOD will pledge not to “cry” but to hit back , as hard as we can, if the Supreme Court decides to gives us another “Bush v. Gore,” or another “Citizens United.” Blatantly unjust and unfair U.S. Supreme Court decisions can be used to energize the people. In my humble opinion, I think the 1857 unpopular U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, which opened up the entire country for the expansion of slavery, energized and increased the support for the newly formed Republican party. The increase in the popularity of the Republican party, which vigorously opposed the expansion of slavery in the new territories, laid the foundation for the election of Abraham Lincoln. FDR had some of his early New Deal programs, in his first term, invalidated by the Supreme Court. Yet, the American people never abandoned him. He went on to win four terms as President of the U.S.
I don’t care what the media pundits will say in case the Court invalidates the ACA. All I am committed to is that I will have President Obama’s back, no matter what.
My feeling is that the reason they’re waiting until the last possible moment for the ACA descision is because it’s going to be 6-3 with Roberts and Scalia voting to uphold the enite thing. They’ll then get the hell out of town before the baggers can storm La Bastille, screaming their wrath and anger.
I agree, a wonderful speech.
Very nice Person, my President. Can’t you tell?
Jovie, your Pres is the tops!
Jovie, I really love your President!
Your President is simply the best!
PBO PERSONALIZED his speech, wonderfully, masterfully, evocatively. Mentioned the long fight against equality, his own unlikelihood of being where he is, the probabilities of all – including his own children and nieces and nephews.
I didn’t see all these people with cameras eager to take the speaker’s picture yesterday!!
Yep, that’s the same thing I said, Romney.
I loved it when the President said that your speaker yesterday (Mitt Romney ) said when he make a promise he will keep his word. Well Mitt Romney PROMISED he would VETO the DREAM ACT. So take him at his word.
I’m just sayin’—–an emotional, personal powerful speech. Loved loved loved pointing out Willlard’s promise to veto Dream Act—–and we should take him at his word—– then that facial expression that is priceless——and then I’m Just Sayin’. Bam Bam Boom! And wrapped it up with a podium slap for added emphasis!
missed the facial expression. But i’m pretty sure it was hilarious given the crowd’s response.
I wondered why PBO didn’t mention the self-deport part too!
too petty. He only needs to get his point across which is that Willard is a lying sack of cowpie and I believe PBO did exactly that by reminding the nice people in the audience of Willard’s plan to veto the Dream Act.
@BarackObama's speech at #NALEO was the epitome of killing it, dropping the mic, and telling @MittRomney I'll see you on Nov. 6th!— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Chips if you don’t mind we the a headin that starts with ” Just Saying” just love our President MSM is besides themselves they don’t know hw to explian how this President makes people to gravitate to him even foriegn head of states and it drives them so mad. ” just Saying “
People at NALEO standing on chairs to get a glimpse of POTUS as he gets mobbed at the rope line. #ObamaBiden2012 #SUCCESS— meta (@metaquest) June 22, 2012
Love, love, love seeing all those people trying to get pictures with their cameras and smart phones — some even with their iPads!! That speaks volumes (that won’t be articulated by the MSM).
Or is it EXTORTION???????????????????????????
Report: Issa Staffer Offered To Stop Holder Contempt Vote For DOJ Scalp
I’m certain this staffer had Issa’s blessing…he needs to be removed as Chair of the committee he taints and abuses the privilege of!!!
Thanks, LL:) This is huge…or it better be!
So far I’ve gotten a lot of retweets.
Awesome…this needs to be known. The guy’s a low life criminal as far as I’m concerned….he needs to be removed from his Chairmanship
Finally, an honest answer. Romney campaign co-chair says Romney would rescind the President's action on the Dream Act. bit.ly/NsghYW— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) June 22, 2012
Finally, an honest answer. Romney campaign co-chair says Romney would rescind the President’s action on the Dream Act. http://t.co/9wCRqjj9
WE HAD THE VOTES FOR THE DREAM ACT IN DECEMBER 2010, BUT THE REPUBLICANS FILIBUSTERED
Now they are shocked and dismayed because President Obama acted when they would not. Cry me a river.
Just checked: Romney did not use the word "justice" in his #NALAEO speech. Obama did.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: I refused to look these young people in the eye & tell them tough luck. They are Americans. They are Americans! #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: Change doesn't start in Washington. It starts with a million quiet heroes. #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: In no other nation on earth could my story be possible. That is something I celebrate. #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: I see myself in these young people. I see my daughters, nephews, nieces. #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: America is a place where we say Yes We Can. Where we say Si Se Puede! #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: Everyday I walk into the Oval Office. Everyday I'm your Pres. I am reminded that in no other nation is my story possible #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
This speech is one of the best PBO has ever given. He spoke from the heart. It was an emotional and poignant speech.
I can’t wait to watch it. Just these words on the screen are powerful. He’s without peer.
It does need to be seen, to be watched. His inflection, his face, his demeanor … all were integrous.
That is one of PBO’s most inspiring characteristics — one we get and his audiences get — but his opponents and the corporate jackals don’t. His basic integrity. His words, his body, his facial expressions, the tenor of his words….. all match, all are integrous.
It is the opposite with Romney. We sense it even if we can’t “put our finger on it” and articulate it.
It inspires us. It frightens and enrages his enemies.
well said pickle.. we know the real deal when its in front of us- President Barack Obama… and we know fake and false as in Mitt Romney.
@lynnsweet No.First of all…we Latinos are passionate that's the word. Obama is not emotional- how about excited comfortable with Latinos?— OneL (@AWiseLatina) June 22, 2012
Ms. Lynn was swiftly put in her place by a wise Latina.
“Ms. Lynn was swiftly put in her place by a wise Latina.”
————- ya damned skippy!!!
Maybe everybody seem emotional compare to that stiff boring lying ass Mitt Romney.
I love My President. Period.
I can’t have this guy kicking my ass during the debates; I’m running for President for pete’s sake.
read this story and try not to laugh the description of Politico given.
POLITICO suspends reporter
I’m, ah….speechless. Politco tries not to have a bias. Please! I guess this reporter should have found a way to say the same thing without saying white huh? Wow! Honesty will get you suspended.
I found him relaxed and comfortable. Pretty much how you act when you are among friends.
Pretty much how you are when you are telling the truth………………………..
Very much OT, but this is a link to an article which itself links to other analyses of the ACA and consequences of different scenarios. I love how the author of this article slammed some who called single payer a 100% failure. http://www.joepaduda.com/archives/002358.html
POTUS headed to a fundraiser. Open press so we should have a decent livestream.
POTUS: Ppl don't come here 4 handouts. We're a nation of hard workers and strivers. No one personifies it more than the Latino comty #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: Our patriotism isn't rooted in race or creed. It's rooted in the shared promise of America. #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: Your speaker yesterday said we should take him at his word. He's promised to repeal the Dream Act. I'm just saying. #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: Diversity has not only enriched this country. It has helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Pres. Obama: We should have passed the Dream Act a long time ago. It came up for a vote. Republicans in congress blocked it. #NALEO— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
UT, these are fabulous tweets. Have retweeted them all. Couldn’t watch his speech as was at a doctor’s appt. I got a real sense of the speech, though, from your fab. tweets. I can’t wait til Chips has time to post the speech, so I can hear it for myself. Thanks!
This is going to leave a mark
I can’t have this guy telling voters to take me at my word; I’m running for President for pete’s sake.
Hee haw! NCLR is the National Council of La Raza, largest national Latino civil rights org in U.S.:
Romney's campaign co-chair says Romney would rescind Pres. Obama's immigration directive…then back-pedals. ow.ly/bLBmx— (@NCLR) June 22, 2012
how many people today? how was he received?
He was received extremely well but this wasn’t a campaign rally – it was an address to the organization – NALEO, so not anyone could attend.
His speech at the community college in Tampa (4:15PM) will be more of a stump speech, which is open to the general public so we can see how many people in attendance there!
The Gym there can hold almost 3k!
And it will be filled to capacity most likely.
No, there will be 3 empty spaces, therefore proving once again that the enthusiasm from 2008 is no longer there.
HA! I’m waiting for Chuck Todd, Tapper and Knoller to spend the entire hour counting those three empty slots.
MSNBC was just showing the arrivals at Mitt’s donor party… she said 700 would be there…….but I turned it off when she said the President is
” whining ” about the disparity in donations.
Bashir in 15 minutes. THEN, I turn MSNBC on……..!! (And then off again when I see Ratigan.)
LOL . . . me too!
Very few of the staff at the resort will be voting for Willard. Willard’s guests should have food tasters.
“…I’m just saying.” Best. Line. EVER!
I sure do like his style. I’m just sayin….
HOT OFF THE PRESS: MITT’S MENDACITY “VOLUME 23″
Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXIII
By Steve Benen
For those who are watching the 2012 presidential race closely, Mitt Romney’s penchant for falsehoods is hard to miss. Michael Cohen summarized the issue nicely this week in a piece for The Guardian:
Granted, presidential candidates are no strangers to disingenuous or overstated claims; it’s pretty much endemic to the business. But Romney is doing something very different and far more pernicious. Quite simply, the United States has never been witness to a presidential candidate, in modern American history, who lies as frequently, as flagrantly and as brazenly as Mitt Romney.
Now, in general, those of us in the pundit class are really not supposed to accuse politicians of lying – they mislead, they embellish, they mischaracterize, etc. Indeed, there is natural tendency for nominally objective reporters, in particular, to stay away from loaded terms such as lying. Which is precisely why Romney’s repeated lies are so effective. In fact, lying is really the only appropriate word to use here, because, well, Romney lies a lot. But that’s a criticism you’re only likely to hear from partisans.
By ALEXANDER BURNS | 6/22/12 11:57 AM EDT
The Obama campaign labeled Mitt Romney Friday as an “outsourcer-in-chief,” brandishing a Washington Post story on Bain Capital’s involvement in outsourcing jobs and expanding foreign operations of U.S. companies.
“Nothing in Gov. Romney’s background suggests that he would be the advocate for American workers and American jobs that he portrays himself to be,” Axelrod, framing the election for voters like so: “Do they want an outsourcer-in-chief in the Oval Office, or do they want a president who’s going to fight … for the American middle class?”
Axelrod hosted the call with Democratic fundraiser Leo Hindery, managing partner of InterMedia. Both Axelrod and Hindery assailed Romney for what they called inconsistency in his stance toward China and trade more generally.
The Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, Hindery noted, received a massive donation from Sheldon Adelson, “the casino magnate whose fortune has been largely made and is still being made in Macau, China … There is a hypocrisy there that is befuddling.”
Axelrod added: “Befuddling indeed.”
The speed with which Democrats have raced to take advantage of the Post story is a reflection of how potent they still believe attacks on Romney’s business record to be, and also how thrilled they are about the opportunity to go back on offense after a very bad stretch.
Axelrod closed the call: “We believe this is a significant moment in this campaign. All of America has learned a little bit more about the business record that Gov. Romney is running on.”
i love Axelrod – “befuddling indeed’ – he’s very droll.
Video: Pres. Obama told #NALEO that Romney has promised to veto the Dream Act. They should take him at his word. youtu.be/6YRU4nZndPM— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
I liked PBO calling Willard “your speaker from yesterday” and not by his name.
That was priceless.
I know..we know he’s refering to the zombie barber from hell.
The media should stop acting as if rubio had a plan. He never put anything in writing, though he had every opportunity to do so. Lots of politicians talk and talk about various issues. That’s meaningless chatter. I am sick of the media acting as if rubio had an actual plan.
Amen to this! Whiner. “Well I would have done one” “I was thinking about it” WTHE
This is spreading like wild fire on twitter. Hahaha. Romney has been busted again. Haha.
@MittRomney's campaign co-chair on Latino issues says Romney will rescind Obama's #DreamAct policy. Then flip flops. thinkprogress.org/election/2012/…— (@utaustinliberal) June 22, 2012
Wow, Romney isn’t even waiting anymore to be called out on his flip-flops; he’s now preempting his flip-flops by flip-flopping on his original flip-flops.
Ken Vogel is an ass.
So is Chris Hayes…
” Activists are frustrated with the President ” ?
Yawn…..he must be talking about his BFF Glenn Greenwald
Many Hispanics HAVE been frustrated by the lack of action on the Dream Act. Many do wish PBO had fought for it harder. There are various interests groups who feel this way about THEIR specific issues. Meanwhile, the president has had to content with multiple crises. He hasn’t been able to focus on them all, or prioritize them all at the time interests groups wish he would.
And, yet, look what he HAS accomplished. The Lily Ledbetter Act, the stimulus, ACA, killing Bin Laden, saving the auto industry, etc., etc. — along with ending DADT, supporting gay marriage, ceasing to deport young Hispanics, etc. He would have signed the Dream Act is the Senate could have passed it.
Ain’t it the truth
Ken Vogel of POLITICO says PBO is disingenuous for blaming Congress for not passing the Dream Act. He said PBO should have pushed it more. POLITICO is so in the bag for Willard anything they say should be dismissed.
What part of (we had the votes for the Dream Act in December 2010 but the Republicans in the senate filibustered the vote) does Ken Vogel not understand? What exactly was President Obama supposed to do from the executive branch about a bill that was the responsibility of congress to pass?
President Obama on the DREAM Act: “My Administration Will Not Give Up”
December 18, 2010
Following a disappointing vote in the Senate, President Obama released the following statement on the DREAM act:
In an incredibly disappointing vote today, a minority of Senators prevented the Senate from doing what most Americans understand is best for the country. As I said last week, when the House passed the DREAM Act, it is not only the right thing to do for talented young people who seek to serve a country they know as their own, it is the right thing for the United States of America. Our nation is enriched by their talents and would benefit from the success of their efforts. The DREAM Act is important to our economic competitiveness, military readiness, and law enforcement efforts. And as the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported, the DREAM Act would cut the deficit by $2.2 billion over the next 10 years. There was simply no reason not to pass this important legislation.
It is disappointing that common sense did not prevail today. But my administration will not give up on the DREAM Act, or on the important business of fixing our broken immigration system. The American people deserve a serious debate on immigration, and it’s time to take the polarizing rhetoric off our national stage.
I thank Senators Durbin, Reid, and Menendez for their tireless efforts. Moving forward, my administration will continue to do everything we can to fix our nation’s broken immigration system so that we can provide lasting and dedicated resources for our border security while at the same time restoring responsibility and accountability to the system at every level.
Ken Vogel..belongs to .GOPolitico
Uh! It just makes me so mad. We have many serious problems which we’ve put off for years. As someone said earlier there are many things to tackle, give your attention to and push for. You cannot push for them all at the same time or even equally. I know my president came into office trying to pass comprehensive immigration reform with the help of McCain and others. I did not happen, we got enough votes to pass the bill but were stopped by the republican fillibuster! Those are the facts. People who were for it, are now against it.
If all that Rubio could deliver was exactly as the president did- ability to stay and work here with no path to citizenship then it is not enough to pass a bill on that. I swear all these dissatisfied-why hasn’t he constantly promoted and pushed for gun control laws ( maybe should be renamed gun ownership responsibility laws), single payer, immigration reform, a compehensive energy bill, closed GITMO …etc. He has promoted and pushed for all of them, just not exclusively ignoring all of the other many issues needing resolution or the many sucesses he and his administration have accomplished.
What’s happening on the world stage is a whole other matter. I just hope we all realize at some point no matter what all this president resolves in this and the next 4 years, there will be plenty still needing to be done. As someone dreamed for yesterday- we need 40 more years of democratic majority in the executive and legislative branches of government. Press On!
Geez. I’m sick of Politico. They are in deep with Romney.
I think we should all stop clicking on anything that Politico writes. If they drop their numbers, they will get a message from us. This, other than our vote, is our power. We have become a powerful force in twitterville, here at TOD, so let’s use that power.
I haven’t clicked on anything Politico related since around the time Ben Smith left. Not because of Smith, but just because I realized Politico was shilling and just a front for the GOP and now Romney.
President Obama arriving in Tampa: http://www.wtsp.com/news/breaking/article/260586/20/President-Obama-in-Orlando-will-be-in-Tampa-later-today
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