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Night Owl Chat – Ode to Two Terms

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Chat on, night owls


154 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – Ode to Two Terms”


  1. May 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Did we tie? I haven’t been #1 in forever, Maryl1.

  2. May 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Be still, my beating heart! No future POTUS and FLOTUS will ever be able to inspire and thrill me like the Obamas.

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      May 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Amen, Judith. There is something about our POTUS and FLOTUS that inspires the fiercest loyalty I’ve ever known for someone in office. They are magical.

  3. 12 carolyn
    May 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Ode to Joyful Two Terms! And they will be…..this is a blip. These naysayers are not going to steal my joy in having Barack Obama be my president for eight years.

    • 13 jacquelineoboomer
      May 14, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Nor mine!

    • 14 jackiegrumbacher
      May 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Carolyn, this “blip” has reminded us (once again) that we’re dealing with utterly unscrupulous people who will stop at nothing to smear our president. That inspires me to work harder than ever to give him a Congress that supports him. 2014 has got to produce Dem turnout at unprecedented levels. This is no business as usual mid-term election coming up. This is a vicious, no-holds barred fight for our survival.

  4. 15 GGAIL
    May 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    As I drifted off to sleep last night with Stevie singing, I heard a voice whisper “chill, I got this”.

  5. 17 Dudette
    May 14, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Ha! I was coming back to post my favorite movie list and hit refresh first this time!! :-)

  6. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Chips – Love your “Ode to two terms” and most especially that first image! Thank you, my dear, for another fine day helping us all keep our sanity!

  7. 19 Dudette
    May 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    My List — Couldn’t stop at 5 (you know me, always the excess)

    The Matrix
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    Mr. Holland’s Opus
    Spartacus
    —-
    Star Trek (2009)
    1776
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    A Warm December
    The Color Purple

    • 20 EricFive
      May 15, 2013 at 12:42 am

      Nice list Dudette. My top 5 movies are:

      Pulp Fiction
      The Big Lebowski
      The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
      Malcolm X
      The Game

      • 21 Dudette
        May 15, 2013 at 12:51 am

        Cool. Hey, I don’t know “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” Gotta check that out.

        • 22 EricFive
          May 15, 2013 at 12:54 am

          Highly recommend it. Unlike any other movie I have ever seen. Catherine Deneuve’s first film.

        • 24 Dudette
          May 15, 2013 at 12:54 am

          Ah… a French musical. Music by Michel LeGrand. Catherine Deneuve’s in it. I’m intrigued.

          • 25 carolyn
            May 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

            Wow….someone else remembers The Umbrellas of Cherbourg…..Saw that movie in 1964….on a rainy night….perfect. The colors and the music were absolutely stunning…..and Catherine Deneuve…..what can I say! I’d have to include that in my top 5/10 list also. Thanks for reminding me.

  8. 26 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Chips, this is freaking amazing!

  9. 27 Dudette
    May 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Found this little gem! Holy Moly I’m glad we got our guy back in the big chair.

    • 28 LDS
      May 15, 2013 at 12:22 am

      Ms, Dudette, I just choked on my Nutella sandwich,
      That was so funny! I have been trying to bring over my post from the previous thread for days.
      I finally gave up and find you over here “got jokes.”

      What I said way over there that I knew this day would turn out perfect for us and it did. AG Holder kiss ass and then some….
      Now if you think they have egg on their racist faces right now at this very moment(while they are plotting and scheming up another scandal) all POB and FLOTUS have to due is announce they are expecting.
      Hot damn! That would put the icing on the cake…….
      They would probably all leave the country!
      TY for the laughs.

      • 29 Dudette
        May 15, 2013 at 12:29 am

        I know. He really is like Spock. Calm, cool while all the silly people are running around trying to undermine him.
        They just can’t. He’s too smart for them and they hate him for it. I just love watching our man work. He is amazing!

        • 30 arkluvspbo
          May 15, 2013 at 2:42 am

          Hello Dudette, they bring destruction and evil to everything they touch — our president is a good man with the power of goodness behind him. The universe has a way of taking care of those who take care of others.

      • 31 LDS
        May 15, 2013 at 12:29 am

        “Kicked ass”……

  10. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2013 at 12:10 am
    • 33 Smoothscotch
      May 15, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Love that. :-)

      No matter what all the people say…..

    • 35 EricFive
      May 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

      I am a HUGE fan of Frank Sinatra. He was one of the coolest men of the 20th Century. What a voice.

    • 37 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 2:49 am

      I can’t believe it’s been that long. It’s no wonder my head is all white. “Ol Blue Eyes” did it his way.

    • 39 jackiegrumbacher
      May 15, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Oh, JOB, when I was a little girl, my sisters and I would “watch” the radio on Saturday nights to hear Frank Sinatra on the Hit Parade. Our baby sitter would make us chocolate pudding and then all four of us would sit on the couch and stare at the console. Saturdays were my favorite nights.

      • 40 jacquelineoboomer
        May 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

        ” … and stare at the console.”

        So funny. And weren’t we all staring at the console! Ha!

        Mornin’.

  11. 41 Smoothscotch
    May 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I know I’m late to the party but I see the juicer ass got juiced…..Rachel et al can get >>>>. not worth watching.
    Al Jazeera program is pretty good. They report the news not their damn opinion.

    Oh, How I wish to see more egg on faces, preferably fried.

  12. 43 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 12:16 am

    THIS. THIS. THIS.

    • 44 anniebella
      May 15, 2013 at 4:32 am

      ut, the MSNBC shows, the only ones I watch are Martin Bashir, Rev. Al and Lawrence O’Donnell. When Rachel get off her high horse and stop preaching and act like she has some sense, I will watch her.

  13. 45 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2013 at 12:17 am
    • 46 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 2:53 am

      Thanks for sharing this, hopefruit. And some idiots on both the left and the right, and the media, continuously tell us that President Obama has accomplished nothing in office. ODS is such a debilitating disease!

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      May 15, 2013 at 7:44 am

      HF, I wish we could collect all the economic good news and progress in one place to have it as a handy guide when we talk to people. All these little facts add up to making PBO one of the most brilliant and responsible fiscal managers in the history of the presidency.

  14. 48 Smoothscotch
    May 15, 2013 at 12:19 am

    So, lets see if that will be reported. Oh wait, that’s good for the country and its O’s fault so……

  15. 49 mtmarilyn
    May 15, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I love these late night music posts. They are a great way to end the night. Today and this week is very, very busy. This post and all you wonderful people have keep me sane this crazy week. I worry and pray for this wonderful president that those that hate him so much get what they all deserve some day and we really get this country back to the middle class.

    Have a great night.

    • 50 HZ
      May 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Mtmarilyn, I understand your words so perfectly. He will be fine because those of us who really cares have POB’s back.

      He knows how hard we worked alongside him to get him re-elected, and he will do his very best to be the best that he can with the grace of God being spread around him daily.

      It is our prayers of goodness being sent out to reinforce his goodness that is within him to move across this nation and touch hearts, inspire young people to be engaged in the work that is before us; and to move with focused minds and hearts to move with him daily. Whatever, little or big thought or/and action that each one of us will put forth with an energy close to our president will help us to move forward.

      POB has not forgotten us and what we stand for alongside of him; but he does need those beautiful prayers, faith filled prayers and calm and beautiful focused meditations for goodness to susrround him and God’s power to protect him and VP Biden daily.

      We give thanks for President Barack H. Obama, and our beautiful First Lady. May goodness, hopefulness, peacefulness, hope and believing that we can make some change for the better will always be a blessing for him. POB will be the brilliant President and he will give thanks where thanks is due. But have no doubt, President Barack H. Obama will go down in history has one of the greats of our Presidents. Believe me.HZ

  16. 51 Dudette
    May 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Interesting tidbit in the reference article:
    Well you knew it would only be a matter of time before another politician claimed Jesus wants them to run for office, right? Well here ya go! And yes, there’s art! A photo of her campaign poster.

    North Miami mayoral candidate says she was endorsed by Jesus
    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/13/3395474/north-miami-mayoral-candidate.html#storylink=cpy

  17. 52 LDS
    May 15, 2013 at 12:25 am

    My sentiments exactly. I get in late and cannot wait for the party to start.
    Another genius idea…..
    Sweet sleep
    PEACE

  18. 53 amk for obama
    May 15, 2013 at 12:26 am
  19. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2013 at 12:30 am
  20. 55 desertflower
    May 15, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Night all…see you tomorrow:)

  21. 57 LDS
    May 15, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Good night DF, sweet sleep.
    JB, that is what a REAL President sounds like on paper/ off paper…..
    We are so blessed. I am just enjoying this experience so much regardless of what is going on all around us, I truly can say that for once in my life I sleep in peace.
    Sweet Sleep

  22. 58 hgerhard
    May 15, 2013 at 12:50 am

    That’s right. We definitely need to keep our sanity! The last few days have been incredible: noise, noise and more noise. Substance: not so much. I finally shut off completely. A sense of humor is always helpful; so is some relaxing music and an appreciation of all the progress that is being made every day.

    Our voices are being heard on the issue of gun safety legislation. The battle is far from over. But just as the President keeps telling us – change happens when we all raise our voices and make it clear that we expect more from our elected officials.

    There is also a lot of progress on immigration reform. I have sent numerous emails to Senators asking for a clear path to citizenship and no exploitation of “guest workers”. So far most of the “poison pills” offered by Republicans have been defeated in committee. I also sent a message to the Senate in favor of Mazie Hirono’s amendment that would offer the DREAMers the same benefits in terms of student loans and grants that are available to citizens.

    Also, OFA is now working on climate change. That is still a long shot, but we must start a conversation and build support for clean energy.

    Finally, the ACA is getting close to full implementation. This will require a lot of work and outreach. It’s something I’m looking forward to and I’m always searching for good materials that explain all the options and benefits of this groundbreaking law.

    Once all these issues are resolved, who could argue that this President has been anything but spectacular in bringing change? It is a very different reality today as our economy continues to heal, the deficits are shrinking and confidence has returned. Just add to that all the accomplishments of President Obama’s first term and the difference he has made in working with allies around the world, moving away from endless war and towards peaceful cooperation and development.

    Let the intellectual dwarfs of our time continue with their twaddle – history will record a very different story. And we should be proud and grateful that we have been part of it.

  23. 62 Dudette
    May 15, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Arapaho posted this like 3 threads ago. Don’t know how I missed it.

  24. 65 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I WAS here – sweet dreams everyone!

  25. 66 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 1:02 am
  26. May 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

    If anyone can post a picture, capture this from Twin Cities FB page celebrating equal marriage rights: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151616649976346&set=pb.99758046345.-2207520000.1368594449.&type=3&theater

  27. 69 Smoothscotch
    May 15, 2013 at 1:27 am

    G’night all, until tomorrow night owls.

  28. 70 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Today’s Gallup 49% approve 45% disapprove
    Today’s Rasussen 50%approve 48% disapprove

    It’s having no effect, everybody knows about it, and they are not convinced its a scandal or worse.

    So there ! :)

    • 71 amk for obama
      May 15, 2013 at 1:36 am

      With their usual polling bias, the reality is more like +55% approval.

      • 72 99ts
        May 15, 2013 at 2:50 am

        I’d say 70% – sane people hang up on pollsters, RWNJs like to rant.

        • 73 arkluvspbo
          May 15, 2013 at 2:58 am

          How awful would it be going through life so hateful and angry as those “people”. They like to rant because no one listens to them, and that’s why they feel the need to scream and argue — it makes them feel validated for some reason

          • 74 99ts
            May 15, 2013 at 4:32 am

            It’s the pure hate that is the saddest – they cannot understand the changing world – so they hate it.

            I have the odd problem with change (mainly with the never ending new computers) but usually it does not generate hate.

            • 75 arkluvspbo
              May 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

              Hate is something that comes from deep within, and it’s ALWAYS about self-hatred. It’s fear of the unknown, fear of feeling out of control and fear that they will not survive.
              Neverending new computers — that’s a whole other ball of wax. :)

        • 76 jackiegrumbacher
          May 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

          And I have caller ID, so never pickup for anyone I don’t know. Also ” approval” is different from favorability. People in this country still love our president.

  29. 77 amk for obama
    May 15, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Scientists in India unveil a new low-cost vaccine against a diarrhoea virus that kills about half a million children around the world each year.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-22535673

    • 78 theo67
      May 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

      This is fantastic news! It’s heartbreaking when you think of some of these diseases that seem so simple to eradicate, but which still claim thousands/millions of lives each year in developing countries, due to poor water quality, lack of food, unavailability of simple vaccines, etc. I went to school with a boy who had polio in the 80’s – I thought polio had been eradicated decades ago, but it wasn’t in some places.

      This is good news.

    • 81 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 2:59 am

      Really great news, AMK! This will go a long away to saving lives, especially in the developing countries..

    • 82 prettyfoot58
      May 15, 2013 at 7:02 am

      Fantasticccccc!

  30. 83 amk for obama
    May 15, 2013 at 2:23 am
  31. 84 nathkatun7
    May 15, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Chipsticks, as the young people I know would say, you totally ROCK! I love this thread and the pics you highlighted!

    • 85 99ts
      May 15, 2013 at 2:51 am

      I like ROCK – my daughter never did get past AWESOME – either one well describes Ms Chips

      • 86 nathkatun7
        May 15, 2013 at 3:07 am

        Hey 99ts, I am talking about my 15 years-old grand niece who told me “I rock” just because I knew a correct answer to her question. Any way, I think Ms. Chips “ROCKS, ” but she is also, too, (as SP would say) totally “AWESOME.”

        • 87 99ts
          May 15, 2013 at 4:30 am

          I think the generation of your grand-niece is after the “awesome” generation of my daughter – and ROCK is the new – or old – awesome. Rock is a word for the ages – I like your niece’s vocab :) :)

  32. 88 anniebella
    May 15, 2013 at 5:13 am

    FLOTUS will be the guest of honor at the Congressional Club’s luncheon today, Wednesday.

  33. 89 anniebella
    May 15, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Who sent ABC and Jonathan Karl a email or tweet yesterday? I know I sent them two. Hope they enjoyed them too.

  34. 92 prettyfoot58
    May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

    …that its a government leaker (ie, NOT whistleblower) that is the target here rather than the AP itself….

    • 93 Jovie
      May 15, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Inside his administration or Congress?
      I wished these damn US Attorneys would press charges already, and help vindicate this investigation.

  35. 94 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

    GM. I AM here, and no dreams, sweet or otherwise …that I remember anyway. It rained heavily virtually all night. It’s still raining and the skies are heavily overcast so I can see I’m in for a wet day. Here’s my ‘ode to two terms’ contribution. ;)

  36. 96 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Jonathan Alter @jonathanalter

    Obama should simply apologize to the AP and its reporters. It’s the least he can do to show he still believes in the First Amendment.

    —-

    Alter works for Boomberg who was just caught “snooping” on Wall Street…..

    http://business.time.com/2013/05/14/what-bloombergs-snooping-scandal-says-about-wall-streets-culture/

  37. 97 kathryn kivett
    May 15, 2013 at 8:08 am

    OK…something doesn’t smell right…and I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist…..Can you see the scenario…..a couple of hippy dippy IRS employees decide to make sure no conservative groups get tax exempt status…they are told to cease doing it by their Republican boss…they continue and allow liberal groups to get tax exempt status…. Republican boss no longer at IRS….UH OH…it hits the press…..WOW..no one in federal gov’t knows any of this is going on in spite of it being investigated by independent inspector general whose report just happens to come out 4 days after it breaks in press…….it’s all PBO’s fault b/c he didn’t know what was going on……..hmmmmm….maybe hippy dippy IRS employees were not so hippy diippy.????

  38. 98 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Just like the media tried to tell the President who to pick for his Cabinet…they now are telling him who to fire in his White House.

    “he should ” over and over and over……..and , I must say…that the “professional” left is sometimes worse than the right…. The left loves hiding in the bushes until a so called scandal takes place so they too can pounce…..

    Also…we never see elected Democrats ever stand behind this president and push back on all the media nonsense.

    Years ago a very wise woman told me that the word ” should ” needs to be avoided as much as possible….as in “You should ” do this…or “You should ” do that … or ” You should have ” blah…..blah….blah…….

  39. 99 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Afternoon, Amk! You got the latest news re big sister yet, or are your fingers and toes still crossed?

  40. 100 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I hope Jay Carney walks in to the press room carrying a glass of “juice ” and hands it to Jonathan Karl….and I hope it is sour grapefruit juice.

    • 101 vcprezofan2
      May 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Morning, Linda! :grin: My dream would be, if Jay brings in ‘juice’ he’d rest it on the podium before him and take an ostentatious sip periodically. ;) Of course, this admin is ‘bigger than that’ I think, but dreams can be satisfying. :razz:

    • 102 otter 44
      May 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

      How about some prune juice!

  41. 103 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Help me trend #salemwitchtrials
    :)

  42. 104 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Here is what Mark Knoller is doing this morning

    ?utm_hp_ref=homepage&ir=homepage

  43. May 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Mooooooorning everyone, R&S soon …………………. yes: ish.

  44. 109 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2013 at 8:52 am
  45. 110 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Finally, some spine.

    • 111 hopefruit2
      May 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

      As our old friend Jodi Kantor would say: Hmmmmm…..

      • 112 forus50
        May 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

        LOL. Dumbasses even CONSIDERING running away from Obamacare. The reason they did so poorly in 2010 was because NONE of them explained/sold/stood up for their vote! “I’m so sorry that Barack Obama made me vote to eliminate insurance companies pre-existing condition clause.” “I’m so sorry that Barack Obama made me vote to eliminate the insurance companies from dropping coverage.” Duh.

  46. 113 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 8:57 am
  47. 114 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Robert Gibbs now?

    • 115 kathryn kivett
      May 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

      yep, and Axe was rather tepid, I thought…of course being screamed at did not help

    • 117 Jovie
      May 15, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Apparently Gibbs tore into the Presudent this morning .
      Axelrod stuck up for the President…
      Which one is friends with the President and which one isn’t?

      • 118 Linda
        May 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

        Gibbs is a turncoat.

        I wish neither of them signed on as a pundit …..

      • 119 Betsy
        May 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

        I don’t believe it. I will have to see that for myself. Gibbs loves PBO.

        • 120 utaustinliberal
          May 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

          I’m with you Betsy. Unless I see video evidence, I’m giving this a hmmmm and a side-eye.

        • 121 Jovie
          May 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

          You’re right I am lying. :)

          • 122 Betsy
            May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

            Jovie, I am not saying you are lying. I think everyone interprets things a different way, so I would have to see the video of it for myself. I do commend you for having the stomach to watch MJ. I can’t stand the man.

            • 123 Jovie
              May 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

              See below his comment.

            • 124 99ts
              May 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

              Gibbs has not been good as a pundit. He has not supported the President on MSNBC whenever I have seen him – the right wingers make him camera shy and he agrees with what they say. Not good at all.

          • 125 kathryn kivett
            May 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

            No, you are not lying….Gibbs was not very supportive…did not shred him but was critical of PBO’s response…I understand how it is tough to stomach when someone we “like” is critical of PBO…it hurts…as far as Axe is concerned, he is always tepid……I just want someone to come out on national tv and say…”Wait a damn minute, we elected this man b/c he is no drama obama, we elected this man b/c he is pragmatic, we elected this man b/c we trust him to get all the facts before taking action, so shut the F up…..that’s what I want but it ain’t gonna happen.

      • 126 carolyn
        May 15, 2013 at 9:30 am

        I’ve noticed that sometimes Axe “seems” tepid, but I think it’s that he knows when to hold his fire and when to let go. Letting Joe scream at him shows up Joe for what he is…..he always looks unreasonable. Gibbs…..since I didn’t watch it…..I never watch morning TV…..I don’t understand. But his wishy-washiness…..was why I was glad to see him leave as press secretary. Jay Carney is much better, and Jay’s stand in is much better than Gibbs.
        However…….the audience for MSNBC is small……it doesn’t have much influence beyond the beltway and politically minded people.
        I will keep saying…..if MSNBC wants to grow, they need to be truly liberal in programming and bring back Phil Donahue and Keith Olbermann. When that happens, I may watch something other than the occasional Rev. Al and Lawrence. If Lawrence leaves…..then I’m done!

  48. 129 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Charlie Rangel hasn’t properly explained his misgivings in #Congress.

    • 130 Linda
      May 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Does he think PBO sticks his nose in Justice investigations ?

    • 131 criquet
      May 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

      President Obama is not supposed to explain.
      Politicians must not interfere in an ongoing investigation.
      Gee , if these congress people had any knowledge of how the Gov’t of which they are a part works, it goes out of the window whe they meet a camera or newspaper person.
      Geesh.

    • May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

      The anti-Obama wing of the Democratic Party is glad to have something to pounce on. They come out the same time with Chaney and them. This is the only time we hear from them. Now the pro Obama wing of the Democratic Party are silent and afraid to speak up.

  49. 133 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Holder is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

    Anyone know what time ? Their webpage says there are NO hearings this week

  50. 138 kathryn kivett
    May 15, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Do NO elected Dems support PBO?…..Where are their sorry A’s…..I have had it with them…..

    • 139 Jovie
      May 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

      They don’t like him, he doesn’t treat them nicely. So, most have sour grapes!

      • 140 anniebella
        May 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

        kathryn kivett, I wonder the same thing sometimes. But they want him and FLOTUS out there raising money for their sorry asses.

  51. 141 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 9:33 am
    • 142 ewok2
      May 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

      It is amazing how the Repubs are attempting to smear the President with the shameful failures of the Nixon and Reagan and Bush administrations, so logic would say that Clinton admin was a success, since they cannot link the President with any of Clintons mis steps which is not at the magnitude of the Republican’s own corrupt scandals. glad that they are reminding the public how currupt all of the previous Republican administrations were terribly corrupt. We need to revisit the Iran-Contra, Oliver North and the rest.

  52. May 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Attorney General Eric Holder to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee today at 1pm. He will be grilled on all the latest controversies. More circus.

  53. 144 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Robert Gibbs:
    If the President had come out on Friday or Saturday as opposed to Monday, none of this would be happening. This looks really Passive.

    I just rewind the damn tape.

    He shouldn’t say that, can’t he keep that opinion to himself and defend his former boss?
    Yes?

    • May 15, 2013 at 9:43 am

      He of all people should know that POTUS doesn’t rush into anything. He gets briefed, gets his facts straight and then – and only then – does he make a statement.

      • 146 Jovie
        May 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

        Exactly. He just reinforces the obsessive Beltway narrative.

        • 147 anniebella
          May 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

          I’m surprise at Robert Gibbs, but I guess this is how he gets his paycheck now so he has to go along with the flow. He can’t be seen sitting up there defending POTUS all the time, but if he was a real friend he would do it.

    • 149 99ts
      May 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Gibbs has not done well in his pundit role – David Axelrod is way better – every time I hear Gibbs he is critical of PBO – sad.

  54. May 15, 2013 at 9:41 am
  55. 153 Lovepolitics2008
    May 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Journalists are losing it because DoJ asked for the phone records of AP personel. They’re outraged, ask for apologies, etc.

    Lost in all of this, nobody is asking AP and the Weekly Standard to apologize to the american people for blowing up an infiltration operation aimed at stopping terrorist attacks. John Brennan almost begged them not to blow the cover of their agent. They went ahead, because they wanted the scoop. Absolutely no preoccupation for the consequences.

    Is there any more proof that those guys are self-centered?

    • 154 anniebella
      May 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

      I agree with everything you said LP2008. If anyone were to dig deep enough think all this stuff will lead to the Republicans.


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