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Rise and Shine…profiles of the team pt.1

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Pete Rouse

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Inside the administration, he operates as Mr. Obama’s fixer.

“He puts fires out,” said Tom Daschle, who employed Mr. Rouse as a chief of staff when he was the Senate Democratic leader. “He’s the primary personnel negotiator. There’s constant friction, and he reduces the friction. There’s a constant need for somebody to do something for which there is no job description. He is that person.”….When Republicans rose up against the appointment of Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor, to oversee a new consumer protection agency, Mr. Rouse helped devise a strategy that ended with the president appointing Ms. Warren as a top-level adviser — a position that needed no Senate confirmation.

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Ernest Moniz

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 Sally Jewell

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Obama noted that Jewell studied engineering, worked il fields of Oklahoma and Colorado, and also has banking experience; she then turned REI into “one of America’s most successful and environmentally conscious companies.”

Jewell also has a love of the great outdoors, Obama said, joking that “I’m willing to bet that she’ll be the first secretary of the Interior who frequently hikes Mailbox Peak in her native Washington state, and who once spent a month climbing mountains in Antarctica — which is just not something I think of doing.”

As the crowd laughed, Obama said, “it seems like it’d be cold, and I was born in Hawaii.”

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Thomas Perez

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Prior to joining the Justice Department, Perez was secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which enforces workplace safety laws and wage-and- hour regulations as well as consumer-protection laws.

“Given his background, this may be about beefing up the wage and hour division at labor, which is incredibly important in terms of pushing back against wage theft and helping to implement immigration reform,” said Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, a non-profit group in Washington.

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David Simas

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David Simas served as Director of Opinion Research for Obama’s re-election, coordinating the campaign’s extensive focus group and polling operation, which aides later revealed was generations ahead of what Mitt Romney’s campaign was capable of. According to a White House official, his new title will be Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy.

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Danielle Crutchfield

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On December 14th, the president had a light schedule for the day. It was “quiet.” These are the worst days for schedulers.  The words “it’s quiet” always have the jinx hanging heavy over it.

Word came early in the day of a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The death toll rose steadily throughout the day: two staff members, then ten people, including some students, and then 20. Ultimately, the horrific news: 26 dead, 20 of them young children……Then there were more decisions: whether the president should go to Connecticut, whether it was even possible to mobilize his massive security detail that quickly, and whether to go now or when?  Orchestrating the storm of logistics was Danielle Crutchfield, the president’s scheduler.

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Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough

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Ask a reporter about Denis McDonough, President Obama’s new chief of staff, and there’s a good chance you’ll get an eye roll followed by a story about being on the wrong side of a tongue lashing. Though McDonough is said to have mellowed over the years, many Washington journalists can trade stories about his caustic broadsides and occasional bullying tactics in defense of the president he serves.

Yet ask almost anyone who works with McDonough, and the response is likely to be 180 degrees in the other direction: an effusive—even gooey—paean to his decency, civility, small gestures of kindness, inclusiveness, and collegiality. Indeed, one of the chief assets that McDonough brings to his new job is a reputation—at least internally—for deft people skills.

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GM TOD! Get to know some of the people who help President Obama fulfill his agenda in public, and behind the scenes.


163 Responses to “Rise and Shine…profiles of the team pt.1”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    April 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

    GM, LP!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

      When do you sleep?

    • 3 japa21
      April 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Obviously you were quicker through the door. You were leaning on it while I was patiently standing. Off to chuech, see you all later

      • 4 vcprezofan2
        April 14, 2013 at 8:05 am

        No leaning on my part. Was just about to leave to prepare breakfast so Offspring can head to church having eaten. Left to him he’d have a cup-o-tea, then make a dash for it. Hope you have a good worship experience!

  2. 5 japa21
    April 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Morning all

  3. April 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Good Moorning. Congrats VC. I think I’m going back to bed. Six is too early.

  4. 14 vcprezofan2
    April 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Okay, that profile of the team looks interesting, LP. I’ll read carefully when I get back. SYS.

  5. 16 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 8:08 am

    GM lp. Very informative post.

  6. 17 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 8:10 am

    So, how did you center the tweets ?

  7. 19 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

    • 20 utaustinliberal
      April 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

      I’m keeping my eye on him. He’s made Maryland a progressive haven.

    • 21 hopefruit2
      April 14, 2013 at 8:51 am

      This is VERY promising news. I have no problems losing him as a gov if it means he’s going to be our next President!!

    • 22 jackiegrumbacher
      April 14, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Great news. If Biden chooses not to run and it’s between O’Malley and Clinton, I’d go for O’Malley at this point. He’s a real fighter for progressive government.

  8. 24 Ceb
    April 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Good morning everyone.

    Thanks for the intros. LP . I felt that I really knew PBO’s previous team and some I really adored (Salazar especially); good to learn more about the new group.

  9. April 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

    G’morning lovelyplains, Chips, TOD, lurkers, and congrats vc on #1 :) Thanks lovelyplains for this fascinating “profiles” Rise & Shine!

  10. 26 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

    • April 14, 2013 at 9:16 am

      I just watched the weekly address.

      Ouch, that must have been at least as hard to tape as it was to watch.

      Francine Wheeler has more courage than the whole Congress combined …

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      April 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Good. Wished I still loved in the DC area, so I could join them. I hope they get a huge crowd.

  11. April 14, 2013 at 8:59 am

    MoooooOOOOoooooorning everyone!! 27,625 gazillion more thanks to LP, LL and UT for all their posts this weekend, I’d almost give them my last three Cheesy Puffs in gratitude. Well, almost.

    Will be back a little later with an update or two, and I might even get around to replying to emails/messages :oops:

    Happy Sunday everyone!

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      April 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Chips, has the harassment/threats stuff eased off any since your great team has been doing threads? I hope so. It makes me angry and upset every time I think about what you’ve had to go through. Hope you get some “chill” time now with a little of the burden shared.

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Happy Sunday to you, CC, mi deah! :)

      ‘I might even get around to replying to emails/messages :oops:’ – The Chipadees having fallen into their blogging roles so well may be a sign you should ‘hire’ a secretary or three to handle the emails/messages, then you won’t need to worry about getting ‘a round tuit’. ;) ;) After all, we have always known (AND APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT) you were doing the job of 10 men in your outstanding efforts here at TOD village!
      .
      .
      Incidentally, I was kidding about the secretaries, BUT what do you want to bet that the thought YOU wouldn’t be the ONLY one reading the mail would drastically cut down on the volume you receive. ;) /Yeah, I’m :evil: sometimes/

  12. 35 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    But, but..but MSM told us that NRA was winning!

    • 36 dotster3
      April 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

      The proof will be in the pudding—-we shall see what we end up with—–after the Repubs get done adding amendments etc. Concerning that known anti-gun legislators said they only voted to allow debate because they were assured they could introduce (gun law weakening) amendments.

      • 37 hopefruit2
        April 14, 2013 at 9:16 am

        I don’t think PBO will sign a worthless bill.

      • 38 isonprize
        April 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        Given a choice between no bill at all and this bill, I choose this bill. As I’ve said before, and will continue to say, we must start somewhere. And this is a good a place as any. Besides, amendments can go both ways.

        …endless supply of paint…

  13. 39 hopefruit2
    April 14, 2013 at 9:05 am

    So I’m seeing on my Twitter TL that MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kormacki” has Jerry Nadler spewing PL nonsense about PBO running away from the stimulus/Obamacare in 2010, and cutting SS.

    The important question is not what Jerry Nadler says, but whether his false claims are corrected with facts or whether he’s allowed to get away with spewing falsehoods without any pushback whatsoever. If these shows simply give folks with Obama-related grievances to come on and say whatever they want, then these shows (and their hosts) are part of the problem – a HUGE part of it.

  14. 40 Bill
    April 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in a very manic interview told David Gregory he has a concealed gun permit, and it should be honored in all 50 states. I wish I could understand why the MSM takes him seriously.

    • 41 hopefruit2
      April 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

      The MSM takes anyone with an R next to their name seriously. “R” means “I have pledged privately or publicly to operate at the behest of corporations, gun lobbyists, banks, big oil and insurance & pharmaceutical companies, and put these entities before the voters who put me in office.”

      • 42 jackiegrumbacher
        April 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

        Perfect summary, HF. They live by the motto, “Corporations and the rich come first.” No one else matters or even registers on their radar, except, of course, when they have to lie to get votes. The real question is why voters are dumb enough to re-elect people who hold them in concept.

    • 43 prettyfoot58
      April 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Goooooooooood Morning everyone…..great profiles of PBOs new team….thanks so much LP

      I have a problem with concealed weapons….and in fact carrying weapons everywhere…this is not the wild west..

      .we have this concern about smoking in public because of the health risk it provides…yet a concealed weapon is OK….

      this is lunacy….

      • 44 Bill
        April 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

        Whenever I hear a civilian is packing a concealed weapon I question their mental state.

        • 45 prettyfoot58
          April 14, 2013 at 10:56 am

          i can see why…i worry about why they feel the need to carry a concealed weapon…and who do they plan to shoot …

    • 46 Lovepolitics2008
      April 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

      That a concealed gun permit should be honored in all 50 states is NUTS ! What the hell???? For a party that always screams about State rights, they sure don’t respect them when they want to push for their agenda.

      I can’t imagine for a second that President Obama would sign a bill with that provision in it. If there is a case for a presidential veto, this is this one. But it won’t come to this because the amendment won’t pass the Senate anyway. Riight ?

      Maybe I’m paranoïd, but this latest idea by the republicans smells like a political game. They know the amendment won’t pass, but they’re planning to use the vote on this amendment in congressional elections of 2014. They’re confident of retaining the House because of gerrymandering, and from now ALL they care about is positioning themselves to win the Senate. So they are targeting the democratic senators in red and purple states.

      • 47 Bill
        April 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

        John Thune (R-SD) proposed a bill a few years ago to allow concealed weapons permits to be accepted by all 50 states. He said he would not feel safe walking in Central Park without his gun. The bill failed.

  15. 48 dotster3
    April 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Sup. Ct. to decide if they will consider case re. striking down state laws that limit who can carry guns in public

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-court-guns-20130414,0,6428403.story

  16. 49 utaustinliberal
    April 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Canada? You owe us one; now please take back Justin Bieber.

  17. April 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Good Morning TOD ! It’s great to see the new members of the POTUS’ team.
    Way to go on first vcprezofan2.

    • 57 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Hi Sonjia, TY. It’s been a while since we’ve met. :lol:

      • April 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

        I have been right here retweeting and sharing all the good info. I had to refocus my attention to Maryland’s issues – Gun safety, Death Penalty, Marriage Equality, and a White Hate Group on one of our state colleges. I was full of pride that the students held a protest march against this hate group on their campus.
        I still show off all the pictures I took at our DC meet up.

        • 59 vcprezofan2
          April 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

          :grin: So you have been as active as ever. :grin: I have to admit I’m the one who has been flitting in and out and not getting a thorough handle on what’s going on. I hate the feeling, but there’s not much I can do over the next little while to be more focused here.

          • April 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

            We all do what we can. My marching days are few so I use this wonderful media to get my message out.
            I am so lucky to have many friends who have contacts in the media who help me. Each one teach one is our motto. You inspire me with your post and I share them. Thank you for all you do my friend.

            • 61 vcprezofan2
              April 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

              :oops: TY. I loved your picture taking skills. If you only saw the pics I took -too pathetic to even share with friends here who asked if I took any pictures! I’m honoured to be able to play a little bitty part in this wonderful time in which we are all living. One of the wonderful things this President has accomplished it to bring people together in a very real way. Pundits talk about his ‘possible legacy’ but none of them I’ve heard ever mention that.

  18. 62 utaustinliberal
    April 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

    • 63 prettyfoot58
      April 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

      There is no image make over…it is an ILLUSION…If you want to see who they…look at the GOP controlled states…look at the Ryan Budget…this is who they are……we cannot be fooled by this Trojan Horse

  19. 64 utaustinliberal
    April 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

  20. April 14, 2013 at 9:44 am

    What a great rise and shine info-ography. It’s lovely to see the people who help and support the president and how they do it. Thanks LP

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

      You are back already? It must mean you haven’t gone to sleep yet, Almab.

      • 71 vcprezofan2
        April 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

        Oops! Realized realized after writing that it’s a couple of hours later and in fact you are probably sleeping even as I wrote my comment. Sweet (day) dreams!

  21. 72 utaustinliberal
    April 14, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Hahahahaha….the Jigga man is right. Folks like Marco Rubio are whining yet are strangely quiet about the fact that American tourists visit China and we conduct trade with them.

    • 74 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Or sticking “America” or “Made in America” stickers all over Bieber and his luggage. /covers head, dodges and runs fast/

      • 75 utaustinliberal
        April 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

        However much you try to deny him, that immature weirdo is Canadian.

        • 76 vcprezofan2
          April 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

          What! You haven’t granted him citizenship yet? Shame on you. Possession is 9/10 of the law I believe – whatever that means. I’ll sign off on it if it’s permission you need.

  22. 77 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Wow, 6 shots in back nine ? The man is confident fershure.

    I thought 6 shots for the whole round would be a miracle.

    • 78 Bill
      April 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Four birdies on the back nine (-4) as opposed to the leader shooting one double bogey (+2) and one bogey (+1) would do it. Obviously there are many other combinations. Not easy but doable.

      • 79 Don
        April 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

        Bill, Tiger’s mindset is what separates him from almost all the other golfers. In his mind, four shots is nothing.

        • 80 Bill
          April 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

          Exactly. If he can take advantage of the par fives today which he has not been doing his chances look good.

      • 81 amk for obama
        April 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

        A leader doing triple bogeys in back nine is less than 50%. Even over one round, it’s 50% at best. The worst case scenario is for Tiger to roll out 5 birdies in back nine with leader staying on par.

        • 82 japa21
          April 14, 2013 at 11:01 am

          Since they haven’t teed off on th front nine yet, premature to speculate.

        • 84 Don
          April 14, 2013 at 11:08 am

          I’m not looking for the leaders to have a triple bogey on the back nine, what I am looking for is for the leaders to expose who they really are.

        • 85 Bill
          April 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

          Jason Day who was tied for the lead yesterday bogied 17 and 18 yesterday dropping two strokes from the lead in the last two holes. As Tiger is saying anything can happen.

          • 86 amk for obama
            April 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

            Of course, theoretically anything can happen. But statistically, 19 of the last 22 masters winners have come from the 3rd round leaderboard.

            As I said, he is one confident man and of course, he doesn’t brag and so, it can happen.

        • 87 vcprezofan2
          April 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

          I lurve :roll: it when you all lapse into a foreign language (no different from the football/soccer teams discussion) and my head goes from right to left to right with nary a clue what it all means. Of course, a proper little TRADITIONAL wimmin would probably just shut up and walk on by. Me…..

          • 88 Bill
            April 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

            The various sports really do have their own lingo.

            • 89 vcprezofan2
              April 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

              :lol: They sure do, and if you aren’t schooled in it you are out in the cold. Of course, if you have a weird sense of humour like I do, it’s kinda fun sometimes to listen to someoneS speaking your language and not understanding what they are saying.

  23. 90 utaustinliberal
    April 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Heads Up.

    • 91 prettyfoot58
      April 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

      I am not a fan of Gutherie

      • 92 Don
        April 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

        Good morning prettyfoot, Guntherie might try to make a name for herself, which might end badly for her.

      • 94 vcprezofan2
        April 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

        No problem, Pf; I know you are a fan of the important party in that interview and we know *she* won’t/can’t overshadow him.

        • 95 prettyfoot58
          April 14, 2013 at 11:47 am

          that is true…I suppose that could be considered petty comment…sigh…not at my best this morning….tired of the jive…i found a recipe for a Virgin Strawberry Pina Colada….hahaha…i know what good is a drink without alcohol…i am asked that question all the time by some of my friends…hahahaha…smilin

          • 96 vcprezofan2
            April 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

            I found your comment in no way petty, Pf. There are just some (in fact most) journalists/announcers/pundits that rub me the wrong way, some just by talking about PBO, others by being on same stage with him. One thing that helps me ignore** them is that when they are rude, ill-informed and/or confrontational his very control shows them up as unprofessional and ignorant. When they are good, both side come out looking good. [** This doesn’t mean I don’t get angry, but in a disdainful way.] BTW, I’ve never had one but I could easily see myself sharing a VSPC with you as I don’t drink alcohol. Who knows?

    • 97 anniebella
      April 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

      The only one on the Today Show I do like is Al Roker.

    • 98 Lovepolitics2008
      April 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I’m happy that President Obama is going to a national show. He will have the occasion to push back against the over-the-top criticism we’ve seen lately. I’m pretty sure he will talk, for the nth time, about the principle of SHARED sacrifice, and BALANCED approach to the budget. And he will reiterate that chained CPI is 1) a republican demand and 2) a part of a proposed DEAL in which there is also the closing of corporate loopholes and the end of certain corporate subsides.

  24. 99 utaustinliberal
    April 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Loooooooooove it.

  25. April 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Up and at ‘em all you O’s!!!! It’s a great getting up day again at TOD U!!!! I’m waiting for the 70 degree weather we’re suppose to have today. I’ll believe it when it happens. It didn’t get out of the 30’s yesterday. My tulips poked their heads out and said, “You’ve gotta be sh*^#$@ting me!!”

    So pardon my skepticism, but in the words of one of our greatest cynics, ‘bah humbug!’

  26. 105 Linda
    April 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Rubio : ” We do not award anything to anyone.”
    ——-

    Unless you happen to be a Cuban who makes it to our shores, right, markymarco?

    • 106 Don
      April 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Linda you are so right, I was born and raised in Miami which was and is ground zero for Cubans to come over. Every night on the news I’d see stories about Cubans coming ashore and being welcomed in open arms. But god help a boat load of Haitians trying to come ashore. Rubio is in over his head, be believes his own bullshit.

      • 107 anniebella
        April 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

        Don, I remember having discussions with family members about the way Cubans are treated and the way Haitians are treated. I don’t think it’s fair or right.

        • 108 Don
          April 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

          I’ve seen it first hand, and it is not a pretty sight. I remember in high school this Haitian kid I knew committed suicide because he was ashamed of being Haitian. People don’t know about the rich history of Haiti or its people.

    • 109 amk for obama
      April 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Hope the latino teevee and radios stations are carrying this ratfucker’s sayings on msm.

    • 110 prettyfoot58
      April 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

      It is the notion of White Privilege that says that brown people do not deserve to be citizens….that they have to jump thru all these hoops …just to be given the CHANCE of being a citizen….hell Blk folks have been here for generations…… born here ….and White Privilege stillllllllllll does not accept our presence here…….hell made our President show his papers……i have grows so wearyyyyyyyyy of this SHAM around immigration..

  27. 111 Linda
    April 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Rubio :

    “I guarantee it will be cheaper, faster, and easier for people to go back home and wait ten years, then it will be to go through this process I’ve outlined.”
    ===

    Translation: Unless you’re Cuban and just materialized on our shores, you’re screwed.

  28. 112 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Venezuelans vote to choose Hugo Chavez successor.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22141786

  29. 113 Don
    April 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I was reading over at Huffpuff (I know, I know) seems as though a gay rights organization is mad at President Obama and want him to issue executives orders so they can get recognized on a federal level, President Obama wants to go the legislative route. Maybe they should go ask Bill Clinton for help seeing as though they think he’s their savior.

    • 114 prettyfoot58
      April 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

      ^5….DON
      Can you imagine if the Civil Rights Act had only been an executive order…we need laws to protect the rights of others…

      • 115 Don
        April 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

        I agree, President Obama has long said that executive orders are good, but they can be undone by the next President. That’s why President Obama always try to go the legislative route. So many Americans seem to think that all President Obama has to do is wave his pen and things get done, it doesn’t work that way. Two of President Obama most trusted aides (Pete Rouse, Rob Nabors) are legislative miracle workers. President Obama understands the inside game.

    • 117 Nena20409
      April 14, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Here’s a post I left there…..I was surprised to see it posted…..

      “Why again must this president continue when GLADD presents awards, they do so for and To others and Not this president? They want him to fight for their issues and then they turn around and afford credits to others while decimating this president? So Please Lets get Jobs for all.

      Pres Obama Lost NC for his support of Marriage Equality……the right thing to do. Harvard said with a newly released report that this pres lost 4% of the votes in 2008 and 2012 due to his pigmentation.

      The economy and Jobs for all should be his main focus and getting the House back for 2014 and Making sure that Kim Jong Un and the bad actors in the world do not harm USA.

      As a Woman, the 326 bills in 2013 by TBGOPers controlled legislators across the USA are more pressing issues affecting 51% of the population. Why are those rights denied Not a Priority of Us all? Women making 76% of what men make is of a more priority. Voting rights being suppressed are bigger issues. There is nothing wrong with each community fighting as hard as ever for their specific causes. However, The more pressing issues are left behind……such as Gun Safety issues and JOBs, JOBS, JOBS!!!!!”

      • 118 jackiegrumbacher
        April 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

        Nena, thank you. The president has an obligation to help all groups that are being discriminated against, including women and voters. State legislatures and the R’s in Congress are running roughshod over all of our rights and people direct their ire at PBO. Why aren’t they making noise at the state houses or Congressional Republican offices? We chose not to have a monarch in this country a long time ago.

  30. 119 japa21
    April 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

  31. 127 Bill
    April 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) just told Face the Nation that Susan Collins (R-ME) is a “beautiful lady”. Is he in trouble?

    • 128 hopefruit2
      April 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

      He’s engaging in street harassment and ogling her, thereby damaging her – paging Zerlina Maxwell and Jonathan Chait and Krystal Ball!

      • 129 anniebella
        April 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

        Please don’t bring up that Z. Maxwell woman again, I went from such respect for her and what she survive, to wondering if she is dealing with some mental issues we know nothing about.

      • 130 amk for obama
        April 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

        chait joining that nothingnurger poutragest (which lasted what, for 2 days ?) was a surprise to me.

    • 131 Don
      April 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

      She might be a beautiful lady, but she’s not a beautiful lady, she is rotten on the inside and forever talking her brand of bullshit about the President.

      • 132 Bill
        April 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

        PBO has better taste in women than Joe Manchin.

        • 133 Don
          April 14, 2013 at 11:26 am

          Easy, big boy.

        • 134 anniebella
          April 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

          Bill you dam right he does, he feel in love with Michelle Robinson, who is now our wonderful FLOTUS. I don’t care what Sen. Collins look like, I care more about her policies and what she stands for.

          • 135 anniebella
            April 14, 2013 at 11:38 am

            To me Sen. Collins have become another right wingnut conservative. You used to could expect her to show alittle independents from her party, but since Mitch McTurtle said no working with this POTUS, she have been right in line.

    • 136 Nena20409
      April 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

      No offense my fellow Femaledom community, but If Susan Collins is a Beautiful Lady, then, I am Mona Lisa for the TOD community.

      To answer your question, Hell No. Only Pres Obama is judged with a Double, Double, Toil and Trouble unattainable standard set by the 98% of the DC/NY punditry Elitist Class.

      • 137 anniebella
        April 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

        The entire Obama family is judge that way. Where were the Democrats and Republicans when the NRA put forth that ad about the Obamas girls being protected in school? Or when the girls went on vacation. The right wing attack on FLOTUS, racists attacks on the Obamas where are the Democrats? So this entire family have had to deal with double standards, difference standards than any other first family. But yet they had to rise above it all, and continue with class and dignity.

  32. 139 Jovie
    April 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Senator Gilibrand is awesome! Love her accent, it’s a Midwestern/Plains accent. And she is from Ny, it’s great. :)

    • 140 Nena20409
      April 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

      I am sorry to bring this to you…..she has tapered her tone over the years for her husband is European……hence her stylish accent.

  33. 141 prettyfoot58
    April 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I do not like the bill proposed by Manchin and Toomey….what i did like is breaking the Filibuster to allow debate..so that the American People can see which side you are on….

    The Struggle Continues

  34. 147 Jovie
    April 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    So, tiger tees off at 2. On one hole, as you may have heard, he hit a great shot right at the pin, looking for an Eagle. An Eagle is 2 under par. 
    BUT, he hit the pin and it rolled into the water, 2 stroke penalty. Then, he dropped it 2 yards further then he should have, and was assessed another 2 stroke penalty. 
    4 strokes penalty on one hole that could have been an Eagle? 
    Bad luck!

    • 148 Nena20409
      April 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

      And they accused Tiger Woods of Cheating…..the Pundits were full of hate and envy. You summed it up in a nutshell. Thanks.

    • 149 vcprezofan2
      April 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Frankly Jovie, I don’t see why the tiger should be looking for an eagle under 2 pars. What are pars anyway, and why would the eagle be hiding under them? In addition, it doesn’t seem bad to me that the shot fell in the water because with all the concern about guns, shots etc the water is probably a good place for the shot. Just saying.

  35. 150 anniebella
    April 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I don’t want those who support gun control to give up if we don’t get what we want. I feel like this will be a long battle, and we have to keep fighting, because those high capacity magazines need to be ban, and the assault weapons too. We need to go vote 2014 and keep the Senate in the Democrats hands and work our butts off to put the House back in Democrats control.

  36. 151 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Anyone know a linky for live webcast of atlanta masters ?

  37. 156 amk for obama
    April 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Heads up,new thread in another 15 min.


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