President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden in the hallway outside of the Oval Office following a meeting, Nov. 26, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Ooooh mug Chips that is one great picture of our First Lady.
It’s a beaut Roberta!!
Hubba, Hubba. Wow
What a refreshing photo!
Chips, I don’t think I can move from this very spot now. lol
Deep breaths RanMan, deep breaths!!!
I don’t want to be first anymore if you going to be done this to me.
Won’t do that to you again RanMan, promise.
Please stop it. Thank you very much.
FLOTUS takes such beautiful photo’s (sigh)
She looks so cute in this picture!
Our lovely FLOTUS
Congrats ran an on 1st. Fun isn’t it?
my second close to 1st…congrats to you!
Congrats RanMan!!! Looks like Chips has awarded you big-time!!!
#1 looks good on you. You wear it well!
Thanks LDS. I got to say, I was not prepared for that beautiful picture of FLOTUS.
Congrats, RanMan Missed so much today…any big news??
Thanks df. That bitter, senile, old fool John McCain is really trying to save face from his attack on Amb Susan Rice. Amb Rice is scheduled to meet with him soon.
I saw that. Soon, as in tomorrow:) It will turn out as it should. McCain’s ass on a plate. Maybe he’ll even apologize…..
Woot!! Don’t they look Grand. Thanks Chips. I hope to have my laptop back no later than Wednesday. This working off the iPhone is a pain. Sorry for the rant. Hello everyone.
Bringing part of my comment over from previous thread : I just love seeing the two of those guys together!!
I think they enjoy being together, as much as we enjoy seeing them together! What a team.
So Chipsticks, I went to Time mag to cast my Vote and then I clicked on the “See the Results” and this madness is what I found….
Name Definitely No Way
Mohamed Morsy 40,993 22,377
Malala Yousafzai 21,886 5,675
Barack Obama 14,643 12,968
What the heck?????
That’s surprising given that half of Egypt is protesting against him right now. Maybe the Muslim Brotherhood has a discounted Time subscription plan.
Maybe the Muslim Brotherhood has a discounted Time subscription plan.
The Muslims are voting, they see Moresy as their leader.
Then I think WE should be voting too!
It’s an overhyped meaningless ‘award’ which inspires no one.
And did you see who they included in their “panel” ?
It’s meaningless to us informed people, but Time mag is read by many many uninformed. We still need to let our voice/vote be heard here.
Nope. It’s not read by many. Their dead tree version is already dead. Now it’s only on innernetz and do you really think internet savvy people are going to ‘time’ webpage first thing in the morning?
I’m thinking a good many of those who watch the “6 o’clock news” are still reading TIME (a good group to reach, I might add). Otherwise, they wouldn’t still be printing it.
Nope. They are not printing it anymore. Once they are off the shelf, they’ll go the way of other dead mags.
I never bought into their person of the year crap.
You’d be surprised how many bizness men still rely on Time mag.
Indeed – didn’t they have bin Ladin as Time Person of the Year one year?
We cannot ever underestimate the power of public opinion. Our Beloved President can win and guess what he won’t have to beat Willard.
Hi vitamin lover! I just want to let you know that I truly appreciate the heartfelt and personal prayers you post. They always seem to be “right on time”. Thank you for taking the time to post them.
Thank YOU. It comes from the Spirit.
I rather have Barack Obama President of the United States for 4 more years. I can live without him being Time person of the year.
Call me greedy – I want both
Does anyone even remember who was the ‘time person’ of last year?
(Full disclosure) I stopped reading Newsweek/Time mag a few years ago, so I would have to Google who the “person” was for last year, but it doesn’t change my position on wanting my President to be the Person of the Year this time. Cut me some slack amk!
My guys are sooooo flyyyy!
What’s up gals and pals?
LIAR, LIAR!! You said you had no more of these!! Whyeee?!
Wait….a minute…..am I awake or still dreaming??!!@@!!!?!!!!!!
Jinkies Chips! Easy easy.
I wonder what that shirt was thinking… what?? *blinks innocently*
*blinks innocently* Huh!
You sound somewhat dubious of my statement??
Btw- Ambassador Rice was talking to Senators today on Capitol Hill, about Benghazi.
That’s because of one reason only, She has been offered the job, and She is seeing if She has support.
Sounds about right.
Definitely sounds like it Jovie – good! Although I’m a John Kerry admirer too.
You know how much I admire Senator Kerry, Chips, but in this instance we really need to keep him in the Senate for all the reasons you know well. Have been following reports on Ambassador Rice and it’s a safe bet she’s the President’s choice.
You’re right Bob, it’s vital he stays in the Senate, I just suspect this is the job he always wanted (well, maybe apart from the Presidency), so I have some sympathy for him on that front. But I desperately want Susan Rice to get the job now, if she’s PBO’s pick that’s more than good enough for me.
As much as I love the idea of Susan Rice at State I still feel a little sad for John Kerry. He would have made a great SoS too. It’s an embarrassment of riches in potential appointees, I guess for Pres Obama. I know Kerry understands and is a good soldier and I hope is not too disappointed. I like the idea of him at Defense too. And if Deval Patrick runs for his Senate seat, I think we can keep it. Looking forward to Pres Obama’s second term and all the GOP and MSM haters can just step back….still can’t believe those guys are framing the Romneyish tax position as a compromise…we are not stupid…smh
John Kerry has probably been offered the Defense Department. This seems like a great choice. He has served in the military so the troops will respect him, he is NOT a warmonger, he has integrity, and he is very knowledgeable in military and international affairs.
I like Ambassador Rice, and she will do a fantastic job, if selected. She’s incredibly intelligent and qualified – and loyal to President Obama. I had been hoping Sen Kerry would get it.
Congrats RanMan on first.
I just looked at the latest vote counts and Romney’s percentages are sinking fast. To day, CA added 58,325 votes to PBO and 17,333 to Mitt Romney. PBO’s popular votes are currently at 64,785,775 (50.85%) and Romney’ s are 60,433,984 (47.43%). The President has 4,351,791 more votes than Romney. Once the numbers are rounded up, I just don’t see how Romney gets more than 47% .
Nathkatun, and that is the way it should be. Mr. 47% is his name forever and ever. He claimed it ….now, wear it!
That 47% should be permanently tattooed on the fucker’s frontal lobe.
Amk, He won’t be able to escape it: Here is the way Mr. 47% votes stand according David Wasserman:
Romney’s share of U.S. Total Votes: 47.43%
Romney’s share of votes in the 12 swing states; 47.32%
Romney’s votes in the non-swing states: 47.49%
By the way, AMK, your prediction (I think it was you) that the President will win the popular vote by 5 million or more seems to be on track. Currently, PBO’s margin over Romney stands at more than 4.3 million votes.
Good Evenin’ All: Seems like everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I did as well and so so today, I was back on the diet and at the gym after work. Unfortunately, diet & exercising never really ends. LOL
Anyways, I am posting because I have something to share. Rep Alan Grayson was on Ed Schultz radio show today. As some of you know, I don’t like the Edster and his station was on my Ipad when I returned from lunch. Anyways, before I could tap to another channel, Alan Grayson comes on. So I am listening along. Towards the end of the conversation, Grayson states that he won his district by 23% because he ran ads that stated his opponent wanted to cut SS, raise the retirement age, etc. PBO did not state those things and only won by 2%. Well, let me tell you that I went off. Good thing my office door was closed. How dare he? He cant get re-elected unless PBO is on the top of the ticket. Plus, It is unfair to think his district is equivalent to the entire US. The nerve of that fat faced fuck. I will send an email to him. Right now, his email at house.gov is disabled because he can’t get re-elcted on his own record. These ‘faux progressives’ are quite arrogant. I went to his website and he is trying to raise $50K before 12/31. To date, he has raised $2021. Go figure. He cant even raise funds without PBO. I am going to continue searching because I am really upset about his words. They keep talking about ‘holding PBO accountable’ but what about themselves. Oh, I so mad at him!!
Seems like Grayson and his ego have returned to Congress.
Yep. Let’s brace ourselves, because we’re going to hear a lot from him. He will be the emoprog’s hero. The man doesn’t have to build coalitions and win legislative battles, so he will demagogue all day long.
If he’s not careful he will find himself out of a job AGAIN in 2014.
President Obama won. The others coasted in, down ticket. Grayson is all one-liners. Ed tries to get the political attention on him, because nobody would otherwise pay him any attention. That’s my take.
As clueless as before. And he doesn’t that little bit about of redistricting that worked out in his favor.
Somehow I got on Alan Grayson’s email and phone database. The phone number I blocked (yay technology!), and I unsubscribed from the email list. Asswipe.
Before I forget, this morning during my drive by online visit, Pink Bunny asked me to share greetings with TODville! She was on her way to Dominican Republic & Honduras for the first time, traveling on the company jet, no less! Man, our TODville folk do get around …all over the globe. Good on you, all! Wonder if I can add ‘hanging with TODville stars’ on my resume, or ‘know hardworking people’, or even ‘have friends with foreign policy creds’. Hmmmm, I’ll have to give this some thought.
Evening / Morning / Mid-day greetings to you, wherever you are!
Wow! Thanks for the report, vc. I know she works hard and she travels an awful lot. I hope she enjoys her work.
I would guess she does, Meta, but what do I know?
Republicans Raised a point of order today stopping a Republican bill, sponsored by Jon Tester. Thats right, a Republican bill, filled with The second amendment stuff.
It would have granted Hunters free domain on Federal Land, but the Sweetener was 14 million in new spending for conservation purposes.
As a result, we can’t even get 14 million dollars worth of new spending through the fucking Senate.
This is insane!
I just did a Google search on that bill. I personally think this bill can wait until we get more serious and pressing issues of the way.
I get so upset when I read tweets that tell @BarackObama to do this and that NOW. When will u ever learn that he is way smarter than y'all.— jenny (@Me4obama) November 26, 2012
Here we go again, not a goddamn week after the election and Ed Schultz is already bitching and moaning.
Don, I think I will have to take a break from Ed. He is running his dam mouth again.
I just wrote Ed and told him not to do to the President what he did in 2010. I told him to listen, and not talk so much, and wait to see what the president did. I also told him the president did not “cave” in 2010, and reminded him of what the President actually got for the middle class. He wears me out. I told him to do his good work on the Republican state legislatures and make a difference.
Thank you for voicing your displeasure in writing. Perhaps he will see it and/or his folks will relay the message. At any rate, the seed has been planted. I know my local office will think twice before inviting him to speak. Just because he has a big mouth doesn’t mean he is on our side.
Get your cellphones ladies and gentlemen, dial 555 if you think I tend to go overboard sometimes or dial 444 if you think I’m always calm. Results at the end of the show.
As soon as Ed came on and said there were some concern about the fiscal cliff stuff, and showed Plouffe, I turned before he could say “let’s get to work”. I am not listening to any drama or hair on fire talkfrom Ed or anyone else, now that the election is over. News is pretty slow right now and they are making up stuff to keep the 24/7 faux news cycle going.
I don’t want to hear all that dam talk about the President caving. I got so dam tired of that before, and Ed was one of the main one talking like that. I am going to trust President Obama to do the right thing.
community organizer, well the President was mighty good @ it don’t you think?
The United States defended its track record on fighting climate change on Monday as UN talks began in Doha, saying it is making “enormous” efforts to slow global warming and help the poor nations most affected by it.
Other countries have accused Washington of hampering the climate talks ever since the Bush administration abandoned the Kyoto protocol, the 1997 treaty limiting emissions of heat-trapping gases by industrialised countries. As negotiators met for a two-week session in oil and gas-rich Qatar, US delegate Jonathan Pershing suggested America deserved more credit.
“Those who don’t follow what the US is doing may not be informed of the scale and extent of the effort, but it’s enormous,” Pershing said.
He noted that the Obama administration has taken a series of steps, including sharply increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, and made good on promises of climate financing for poor countries. A climate bill that would have capped emissions stalled in the Senate.
It's on: It really looks like filibuster reform is going to happen: wapo.st/WT9BJm— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 26, 2012
Apparently Susan Rice is taking the acting director of the CIA with her tomorrow for her meetings with the idiot senators That should shut the idiots up quickly. I predict the meeting will be very short:-)
AWESOME SAUCE. Love the way our team does things. Smart and strategic.
Although I trusted that PBO would win re-election, every now and then I find my self grinning from ear to ear remembering how it all went down.
At the end of the day, PBO was right in trusting the people to be “deciders” who would vote for an exceptional leader who has the interests of ALL people as his yardstick to measure progress and imagine the future.
Personally, this has been a very challenging year. Howeever, one thing I know for sure is that it has been a great year for global moral leadership represented in the voice of the American voter on Nov/6th – two-term PBO. Thanks everybody!!!
Wow. 3.5% spread on popular vote. https://twitter.com/speechboy71/status/273234480968376320
4.5% – Come to papa, baybee, so that I can my twenty from japa.
amk pray tell, how many “twenties” have you amassed thus far?
You open for a twenty on Susan Rice being appointed as SecState?
Hmm..I’ll have to think about that one.
Ain’t gonna happen
Ha, that’s what you think.
Now if you had bet 4 you might be $20 richer. But 4.5 ain’t gonna happen like japa said.
Delicious. Yes please.
Pasty StayPufft Man is gonna get medieval on your asses | Norquist says he’ll go after pledge-breakers – politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/26/nor…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 27, 2012
@Lib_Librarian bahahahaha. what's @GroverNorquist going to do? watch closely folks this is what a fading star looks like. #FADEAWAY— (@a4alice) November 27, 2012
Romney just cannot get away from the 47%!
U.S. Total 64,788,576 60,434,571 2,185,492 50.85% 47.43%
12 Swing States 22,846,836 21,085,930 626,450 51.27% 47.32%
Non-Swing States 41,941,740 39,348,641 1,559,042 50.62% 47.49%
So in other words, President Obama in a squeaker.
Delicious irony ….
Michigan becomes 14th state to make its final tally official, @MittRomney drops to 47.43% of popular vote: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/cc…— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 26, 2012
Oh Mr #47Mitt, your 'home' State of perfect height trees MI just took you down to 47.43% of the PV. #YouPeople sure know how to LOSE @edshow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 27, 2012
Every where you look, Mitt just can’t seem to get away from the 47%. He and his billionaire cohorts spent so much money in the so called swing states, yet Mitt ended up with only 47.32% of the total swing state votes. I just didn’t envision pay back occurring so soon.
That’s poetic justice for Michigan since Mitt turned his back on his home state and the car industry.
Hey RanMan – we had the same thought
Wow. With final counts, only OH, FL & NC were even CLOSE!!! Obama won by 4-10 points in all other 9 swing states. docs.google.com/spreadsheet/cc…— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) November 27, 2012
Well, we really can’t count in FLA! I am just relieved we didn’t have a “chad” issue this time around!
Looks like the bot has 47% of the vote now.
That’s true! He has 47% of the votes everywhere: Nationally, 12 Swing states, 38+ Non-Swing States. He has indeed earned the title of Mr. 47%,!
Just polled by Rasmussen—–about 100 questions geared toward ‘how will you ever manage in the reality of this new economy?’——all slanted negatively toward economy—–will pre-recession economy ever return?—–seemed to me all intended to negatively affect attitudes of those polled—–so many questions asking the same thing but framed slightly differently. If you were feeling jolly when you answered, if you didn’t know Rasmussen, you would be depressed by the time you hung up. I was just laughing and giving all the answers they didn’t want to receive.
It’s because consumer confidence has been too high – they want to depress people and do further damage to the economy, just in time for the holiday buying season…
Exactly. It’s something to behold, all this stuff, isn’t it?
Avoiding the media and their nonsense has allowed me to get some semblance of a life back these past two weeks. They are worthless.
In breaking Justin Bieber news…
Not political, just proof that I'm way too cranky now. Justin Bieber at Grey Cup half time last night. Really, what? http://t.co/MRbKfP9O— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 27, 2012
WTH IS that? Looks like the butcher in Gangs of New York…Yikes!
Yeah, I really have no words.
c’mon now LL he’s just a kid. Good singer and entertainer — harmless stuff imo. I actually like that one Christmas song he did last year with the Obama family in attendance. lol I play it every once in a while. It’s catchy. linking here.
That was good – I don’t remember watching this last year. I must have been traveling. The finale was tremendous!
Who says those Obama girls don’t have “poker” faces. I would have been grinning ear to ear, clapping and making a fool of myself if I had front row seats and the teenage idol of my day (Michael Jackson) were singing to me (in my mind). P.S. did you see that crafty move of Malia giving Justin that hug while daddy-in-chief was thanking folks at the other end of the stage? then PBO walked straight over to Malia and Justin to say “lets go”…..
I was thinking the same – about the poker faces and also about the hugging while the opportunity presented itself. Very sweet girls.
Yes, my comment was all in jest……they are very sweet young ladies who we all are so proud of and how they are raised by mom, dad, grandma, and a host of adults who love them. My niece is Sasha’s age and although my brother and I do not agree politically, he and his wife have raised an acceptional young lady too whom I am also very proud of.
I didn’t take it any other way.
lol, I hadn’t noticed that before. lol.
I think Grandmother Marian was around somewhere. If she’s anything like my grandmother was, she had already given them the little talk about what she expected, and what was/was not acceptable behavior.
he needs a new costumer. stat.
#GroverIsOver & let's begin now recruiting outstanding candidates for the House so we turn it a very dark Blue in 2014. cc @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 27, 2012
PBO completely ignored the emogressives/firebaggers/professional left/loony left even in his first term when his reelection was on line. So why would he give a shite about them in his second term ?
So, stop pulling your hair. He will do what he wants to do, with or without these nuts.
Totally agree. Forward!
Dear @edshow His name is President Barack HUSSEIN Obama. He is the only Dem other than FDR to win x 2 @ > 50% of the PV. He has a Clue. TY.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 27, 2012
Dear @AlanGrayson His name is Pres. Barack HUSSEIN Obama. He is the only Dem other than FDR to win x 2 @ > 50% of the PV. He has a Clue. TY.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 27, 2012
Yep, get the fainting couches ready, big bad Grayson is back in the saddle again, along with his gang of emoprogs.
Let’s see if he can get himself together and be useful this time.
Doesn’t appear to be the case. He’s got a second chance, and it’s starting badly…
Well, I was hoping, but I’m not surprised. Maybe someone can slap some sense into him.
He needs to take LO’s advice and only do local press so that his constituents KNOWS he is working for them and not for himself and becomiing famous.
Thanks Bob…I don’t tweet, but if I did these foolish people would be getting your exact words from me…you are great, thanks again!
Reid seeks end to filibusters that block bills from Senate floor
By Ramsey Cox – 11/26/12 03:02 PM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday announced that Senate Democrats will vote to limit GOP use of the filibuster in the next Congress.
The move by Reid is narrow in scope and would not prevent Republicans from filibustering legislation, but was immediately criticized by Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), who said it would marginalize the Senate minority.
Marginalize McConnell and the Rethugs…….that would be beyond my wildest dreams and hopes!!! All they do is whine…….the Brits have a great word for what they do “whinge” They are masters at it.
Good move. Anything to limit their batshit craziness.
time to ask mcconnell what his “number 1 political goal ” is going to be so we can beat him at it.
my guess is to obstruct, obstruct and obstruct…..
The mfs need to be thoroughly marginalized! Kudos to Harry Reid.
Anything that makes McConnell unhappy and uncomfortable makes me happy. Wish the changes would not be ‘narrow in scope.’ I want those guys to sweat a fillibuster and have to talk til they drop, rather than just obstruct.
#2012elections – mittbot's permanent 47% marker. U.S. Total – 47.43%. 12 Swing States – 47.32%. Non-Swing States – 47.49%.— (@amk4obama) November 27, 2012
Now that is what we call Karma!
#GroverIsOver And, Any elected official who takes a Pledge other than their Oath of Office should be subjected to immediate censure.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 27, 2012
@ Bobfr you are correct
Here’s what I have never understood. Rachel Maddow is a lawyer. She must know it is unethical and may be a constitutional violation of the congressional oath of office to take a pledge that violates that oath. No one seems to have addressed this. I think anyone who signed it needs to be impeached.
I don’t know that she’s a lawyer, is she? I know she has a doctorate in political science from Oxford, but I don’t think she’s a lawyer. But, I may be wrong.
Rachel isn’t a lawyer. She has a Ph.D. in poli sci from Oxford as theo said. She is very educated, but not a legal expert. She has legal experts visit her show to deal with those issues.
Susan Rice meeting McLame tomorrow? Yuck.
Ps- hello everybody.
Very interesting move by Dr. Rice, no way McGrumpy is prepared to deal with Dr. Rice.
Hey lisa, Why yuck? She’s not going on a play date, or a romantic endeavor – it’s a business meeting. Probably one in which she will be serving McLame a nice cocktail of STFU.
Yuck because she’s giving that old fool any time at all. He’s an irrelevant shit.
I think we need to get rid of the reflexive tendency to always assume the worst whenever someone on our side is taking an action that involves meeting with or talking to someone on the other side. The way I see it, she’s not “giving” McCain anything. She’s a mature professional, working on behalf of the American people – and doing what’s best for the country. That’s what adults do.
I’m with Lisa on the “yuck” reaction, Hopefruit. That’s not second-guessing the decision for Susan Rice to meet the McCain creature, sometimes these things just have to be done. But I’m with Lisa because the thoughts of Susan Rice having to meet that man, after he so disgustingly slandered her all last week, actually makes me feel ill. As does him being afforded this level of ‘respect’, which he most certainly does not deserve. She’ll deal with him beautifully, I have no doubt, she has more class and brains in her left earlobe than he has in his entire bitter body, and I know there’s always method in seeming ‘madness’ like this, but it still makes me cringe. I hate to see him being afforded this kind of stature. I despise him.
My impression from lisa’s comments is that she feels that Susan Rice is inappropriately rewarding McCain by meeting with him, kissing up to him if you will. If that’s not her take, then I stand corrected.
I didn’t take it like that Hopefruit, but I can’t speak for Lisa. Again, if the admin thinks this is the right thing to do, then that’s good with me – but you understand the frustration with McCain being given this kind of ‘status’ when the rat-****er should be put grazing in a field.
I agree with everything you said about McCain – I despise this man in a way that I never imagined possible. But I don’t think Rice is meeting with him from a position of weakness or humility or to reward or please him. I think she’s meeting him and his loverboy Graham to set them straight about a few things.
She’ll deal with them, I have no fear.
I personally disagree with her meeting with him because he’s a childish imbecile who has been using her and a perfectly normal situation, specifically the shifting intelligence on Benghazi to try to strike at the president. Everyone knows that, including McCain, he’s struggling to remain relevant. If this whole mess wasn’t for his own personal gratification, I would not mind the meeting. As its a load of bullshit, I couldn’t disagree with the decision more. There is nothing ‘adult’ about McCain, so why give him the benefit of a meeting. I don’t reward tantruming toddlers.
Your assumption is that she’s rewarding him. I don’t make that assumption. Remember he has far more legislative power than a tantruming toddler even though his behavior is comparable.
But I’m with you where personal dislike for McCain is concerned. I couldn’t despise him more.
Graham and McCain disagreeing on her nomination aren’t enough to sink her possible promotion, therefore he doesn’t have that much legislative power anyway. Notice that Graham and McCain are the only vocal senators who are anti-Rice. McCain gets most of his support in this useless endeavor from House repukes.
I doubt very much this is just about her possible promotion as you are right, he has no power on that.
Here’s the issue. He is one of 100 US Senators because the great state of Arizona reelected him a gazillion times (sorry desertflower). Who knows if this meeting will affect a larger cause such as immigration reform. Now if it was Romney who has been elected to the newly created Head Car Elevator Button Pusher then no way would she meet him. But if it’s for the advancement of the Obama admin agenda then I’m sure she’s more than happy to listen to the little shitty Senator apologize a few times tomorrow.
Not as sorry as I am
Ambassador Rice is not giving nor rewarding McGoofy anything…she will be showing him how it’s (leadership) done! I don’t think I could do it…I’m not that diplomatic…but I’m learning for her and PBO.
Totally agree with you, hopefruit2! Look, McCain is a despicable person, but he is still a powerful member of the United States Senate who is still regarded by many Americans as a war hero. The bizarre Senate rules, that require unanimous consent, give him so much power to block her nomination. I applaud Dr. Rice for displaying both courage and grace by reaching out to talk to McCain. Just because McCain acted cowardly by attacking her behind her back does not mean that she has to do the same. Besides, if she is nominated and confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of State, her duties would involve having to deal, face to face, with America’s adversaries, something she has been doing so well at the UN. That’s why I am confident that she will effectively diffuse the bitter and petulant Sen. from Arizona who still has not ben able to get over the fact that he lost the Presidential election to President Obama.
leesa!!! A twenty sez that Ms Rice kicks the mclame’s nutz and he comes out crawling out of that room ? How about it ?
Ha! I don’t doubt she’ll do that, that’s why I ain’t betting you, gambler!
#GroverIsOver because this is the only Grover worth listening to – http://t.co/lh6lHWD2— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 27, 2012
Great article by Smartypants!
“I’m glad to see lefties like David Corn and Matt Yglesias finally coming around to bust the meme about President Obama “caving” on the tax cuts in 2010. I guess it takes some folks a while to catch on to the long game strategy. But better late than never, huh?
The next task for these guys will be to generalize that learning to some of the rest of the President’s accomplishments. To aid in that process, I thought I’d repost something I wrote a year ago.”
You beat me to it Mary!
Haha! Great minds!
Cool shades. Very…presidential.
"Bust A Meme: …. why many of us reject this mythology about President Obama & the Democrats caving all the time" immasmartypants.blogspot.ie/2012/11/bust-m…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 27, 2012
And this is an interesting article about how people in the administration were really worried about Romney’s foreign policy decisions.
I can only imagine the sleepless nights that the Administration was having as they considered the possibilities of a Romney presidency. They must have slept very well on Nov 6. Very well.
thanks for continuing this terrific blog in your fashion.
You are WAY too kind, thank you so much Rikyrah, and for all your support!
The fella in the background of the pic looks like he’s sulking while PBO and VP Biden are enjoying themselves. Did PBO put him in time out?
Hopefruit, I never notice anything in the background of these pics until they’re pointed out to me!!! “Time out”
HAHA! Don’t feel bad Chips. I too hadn’t noticed it all along until just before I posted this.
10:30: PBO & VP Biden receive the presidential daily briefing
12:30: PBO & VP meet for lunch
12:30: Jay Carney briefs the press
3:40: PBO & VP meet with President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico
4:30: PBO & VP meet with Leon Panetta
Okay, here’s a web poll to vote in, on the front page of CNN, Will the U.S. be better off after a PBO second term? Right now it’s 58% yes.
Voted. 59% better after second term now.
Voted. Please make sure you all vote for Person of the Year. President ranks 3rd so far.
Dumb question from me Jackie or anyone can answer. Do we have to vote the “no way” until we get to PBO’s name or just skip over the other folks?
Not. Dumb question! There seemed to b no logic to this, I got really burned out and gave up…. I don’t give a rat’s ass about Time rag anyway… Piece of loser journalism….( ooh, I must be tired, those are tough words from sweet little moi!)
Thx Pamela. I was wondering if it was only me thinking that way.
Just skip to # 26 and vote for the President. You can also vote more than once if you come all the way out to the link Chips has at the top of the thread.
I did the PBO 2nd term poll but couldn’t do the person of the year because it said closed.
In pressing LL news:
Good: talked kid out of doing report on Chris Paul. Bad: he's doing it on Ronald Reagan. Worst: he's almost as tall as me now. #librarian— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 27, 2012
Sometimes you need to leave well enough alone…….except, if kid does a report on RR and finds what a douche he was..WIN/WIN.
.@AlanGrayson-President won elections twice & you came along in his coat tails twice while losing it when you were on your own. Perspective— (@amk4obama) November 27, 2012
.@AlanGrayson- Take LOD’s advice & do only local press so that your voters know you're working for them & not for yourself. Democracy?— (@amk4obama) November 27, 2012
The far left has a job to do, make sure democrats lose in the midterms. Just like last time, they are starting their crap again. They have no allegiance to any party, only their ideology.
Sadly, the far left is their own worst enemy.
You’re right Jovie. Methinks that they’re looking to make 2014 a 2010 redux. We won’t let them.
We have all seen this crap before, vigilance is required.
Absolutely spot-on Jovie!
This was already decided and yet it’s bs k in court???-
You gotta be fucking kidding me?
The court’s decision Monday is purely procedural and does not indicate that the justices believe Liberty is likely to win on the merits. The lower court will still be bound by the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the healthcare law as constitutional.
Wow, Lawrence scared me. I was wondering where he was going with the start of his show.
I think it’s time the people on this blog stop watching msnbc, the night shows are all ideology bound, no party allegiance.
I have not watched any since the election, and I feel more sane. If you can believe that.
Congratulations, Jovie – it really does a body good to avoid these shows, especially now that the election is over and there is work to do over these next four years. The media machine has been discredited.
Jovie, I stopped long time ago! On election day I was working but when I came home I watched my local news, and not the national news, for election results. I just can’t stand the babbling idiots, also known as pundits, who have very little clue as to what goes on in the lives of ordinary people. On the other hand, I am sure people here who still watch MSNBC and other MSM media know how to separate Truth from bs hype. They need to keep watching so that they can inform people like me about what’s going on in the national media.
The MSM are still important and we cannot have our heads in the sand and pretend not to notice that a great many Americans still rely on MSM for information. It’s that, personally, I just can’t stomach the superficiality of the U.S. media. Still, I admire people here who have the courage (or is it stomach) to continue to watch and monitor the MSM while at the same time pushing back and exposing their (media’s) bull-s**t!!
Also, from what I understand it’s Bernie Sanders that gets Ed Shultz all tied up in knots.
Sanders is not a Team player and by happenstance is a Socialist in a right wing- millionaire Congress.
FYI Each of the do nothing, lazy members of the House cost us US Taxpayers 3.1million . thats 3.1 million cost to us to support each of
these do nothing ppl. who have worked 109 days this year. They were not at work today
These facts need to be spread widely. These people are actually using taxpayer dollars to exist and do nothing in return. Talk about “moochers”.
Let’s make sur ethe message is the REPUBLICANS in Congress are the shiftless ones!
The truth is that there are some Democrats who also fall into the shiftless category. The whole of Congress needs to start working for the people, but you’re right – the GOP are the worst!
Carney: Social Security Not On The Table In Fiscal Cliff Deal livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/carney-s… via @davidtaint— Marcy McGowan (@marcylauren) November 27, 2012
On #lastword, @KrystalBall1 says Carney’s comments underscore how strong of a hand the president has right now on the fiscal curb.— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) November 27, 2012
TY @KrystalBall1 for stating accurately just how strong Pres. Obama's position is. Here's something cool bit.ly/XY7ANx #TrustBarack— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 27, 2012
#TrustBarack He’s Earned It
Exactly. I despise unnecessary freak outs. Reality is where we should all live in; especially post-election.
I am with you 100%, UT!
New post everyone:
Sitting President…for 4 MORE YEARS! http://t.co/yOURG6IF— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) November 27, 2012
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