JAY CARNEY RESPONDS BEAUTIFULLY TO A STUPID QUESTION FROM A JACKAL……
Q It is that time of the year again, presidential vacations. And that means the other party is saying the incumbent party is taking too much time off. The Republicans are saying President Obama spends too much, is too extravagant on his vacations, that he is spending too much time while other problems are going on. What do you say to that kind of criticism?
MR. CARNEY: I would just check what they said six years ago.
As UT would say, Jay Carney for the freaking WIN.
Can we change that to the Mutha-freakin’ WIN? :-D
Looks like it’s just me and you LH! Congrats on First!
"@bromoore Republicans hate President Obama, because he stands strong and tall like a California Redwood… http://t.co/IxfaA3tmdz— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 09, 2013
What time will POTUS and FLOTUS be in Florida tomorrow?
Oh there you are ab! Need someone to keep lh company!
I’m about to roll out for a spell. Catch y’all later!
I guess the Obama family will head to Martha Vineyard after they leave Florida.
We celebrate Whitney Houston who would have turned 50 today. Gone but never forgotten. We will always love you. http://t.co/I8peKxBhIW— Hallmark Channel (@hallmarkchannel) August 09, 2013
She is missed.
.@4everBrandy pays tribute to music legend Whitney Houston who would have been 50 years old today bet.us/QV7AXi #RIP #TheGameBET— The Game BET (@TheGameBET) August 09, 2013
Thanks Dudtte. I loved Whitney Houston.
Please don’t put automatically starting music, okay? If I’m working (from home) and that comes on while I’m on the phone, I have to search for where to stop the music! I lurk A LOT!
you can also turn your speakers down or off. That’s what I do. I only turn them on when I know that I want to listen to music.
Sorry, didn’t realize it would do that. It didn’t for me.
So the drones must have got who they were concerned about.
U.S. to reopen 18 out of 19 embassies that had been closed due to security concerns – embassy in #Yemen to remain shut— Margaret (@Margaretherapy) August 09, 2013
Have I mentioned recently how much I hate upChuck? (joke)
He is so damn lazy, he’s funneling Drudge talking points tonight.
In the 1990s, seems like most movies had a generic Black President (I’m the arthouse movie type, don’t remember which movies). Back then we had no idea of what the reality of having the MOST AMAZING PRESIDENT IN OUR LIFETIMES also being GQ hot without White Privilege expectations would be. The MSM has made their intentions clear by hiring/promoting ONLY the most conspiculously conservative “journalists.” (NYT hires jmart from Politico, TIME hires Zeke Miller from Politico, ABC hires Jeff Zeleny from NYT, CNN hires Jake Tapper from ABC, and I’m sure Jon Karl and upChuck got raises along the way).
Three frigging more years of unprecedented MSM bashing of a sitting President. At least we can enjoy the GOP civil war, but for now I’ve had it with the MSM.
Victory for Snowden? May depend on your pov, but POTUS admits today's new NSA reform announcement triggered by leaks. More @nbcnightlynews— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 09, 2013
The media is so desperate to give Snowden a “one-up” against PBO – that they will twist, distort, lie, create all kinds of ridiculous suppositions (e.g., Ezra Klein) to reassure themselves and their Republican sponsors that it wasn’t all for naught.
This is what you are seeing here – just more of their desperation. And I read that ABC and NBC both headlined their evening news with floods in the Mid-West, not the presser as one would expect. It shows that they (UpChuck Todd and Jon Karl) were not particularly happy with the way the presser went. And given how the President skillfully and knowledgeably smacked the both of them and put them in their places, I can see why they don’t feel so good and would try to comfort themselves with this nonsense about Snowden having a “victory.”
If you call “victory” hanging out in fugitive limbo beholden to Vlad Putin.
They’re desperate to hand any defeat to President Obama one way or the other. They haven’t learned that that kind of motivator doesn’t work out very well.
PBO said that where he did not have a comfort level with NSA…he added safeguards and made changes and that he was confident that there were no NSA abuses..he wanted was for the American people to feel as confident as he is.he stated that in all the info that was leaked there was no evidence that abuse had taken place……that because the leaked info aroused alarm and concern he wanted to allay those fears by opening the conversation with Congress and others…
President Obama is living in the White House and going on vacation to one of the beautiful places. Snowden traded Hawaii (another beautiful place) for living in an airport waiting lounge and going for an extended vacation to Russia.
We’ll miss President Obama, as usual, while he’s on vacation.
But good riddance to the traitor Snowden, and I don’t care where he goes or where he stays.
I don’t like that he attacks his country at a time when the President is doing more for the good of the US and its relationships with other countries than has happened since Pres Kennedy, Despite the best efforts of the US media – that Snowden has to depend on Russia for his daily bread is a true reflection of the bias and stupid of the media.
Victory for Snowden, or victory for Americans? I believe that many Americans are concerned about what NSA is doing. But concern over NSA’s practices doesn’t mean that we blame President Obama for what NSA is doing. Plus we understand that the Patriot Act was enacted under Bush Jr.’s administration with support by both parties.
We welcome NSA reform without turning Snowden into a hero and without demonizing our President.
#chucktodd 'Victory' only a #NEWSTAINER like you desperate to undermine #PBO could envision -> fugitive guest of a vicious thug cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 09, 2013
If it’s a victory, tell him to come home and get his ‘ticker tape parade’. I dare him. :-(
Heh! Good one Yardarm.
Didn’t see you tweet your reply to upChuck, so I saved you the trouble.
Was he at another press conference? PBO was talking reform before the leaks.
Here’s my response that I meant to post (Yardarm’s words):
@chucktodd @nbcnightlynews If it’s a victory, tell him to come home and get his ‘ticker tape parade’. I dare him.— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 09, 2013
Bam! You should tweet that!
THIS!!! A million times. People like the todd are anti-Obama propagandists.
Yup, sure are.
Then why don’t Snowden come back home, since it’s clear these two bit media folks think he is right in what he did, and Snowden is their hero.
@chucktodd Victory for Americans, you jackal! Pres. Obama was allaying fears by confirming no abuse in NSA protocols. @nbcnightlynews— (@JOBoomr) August 10, 2013
Andrea _ithell finding all kinds of bad w/PBO’s presser——keeps telling the story about Putey-Poot sending W a get well Western Union! Said there’s only one president Putey likes and that’s W! Also did not like PBO saying putey slou_hes like a bored student——-said it was inappropriate for a president to talk like that about another
I wish Andrea would say she was retiring—–to spend _ore ti_e with her adorable hubby She would not be _issed
Sorry for _issing letters——-think of it as a _ystery to be sol_ed
I’m about to be sick.
What is *wrong* with our journalists now?
That Julia Ioffe (I think that’s her name, not gonna search for her) was idiotic on @Lawrence earlier this week. Challenging @Lawrence that he didn’t know what he was talking about (Putin’s iron grip) because he hadn’t lived in Moscow for years as *she* did.
And she compared Putin to PBO.
She is an idiot who works for a non-reporting effete, elite mag (The New Republic), which I now hope goes under (even though it is run by Obama-supporter Chris Hughes).
When I watched her, I saw a lot of what is wrong with U.S. journalism.
“Said there’s only one president Putey likes and that’s W!”
Guess she forgot the part about Bush growing to truly hate the guy. Or the fact Putin was running circles around W, I don’t see how the former head of the KGB liking a person is some kind of positive.
And we should measure our presidents’ worth by how much Putin likes them?
dotster, I can sympathize with you. For a while the m on my keyboard wouldn’t work either…..I don’t know why. I’ve gotten in the habit of hitting it harder than normal to make sure it connects. Now, sometimes when I hit the b, what I’ve written disappears.
However, I think it has something to do with WordPress, because when I’m writing email, these strange events don’t happen. Now, the n is giving me some trouble……ah well!
Time to come up for air. :-)
I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd, but he just ate grass and wouldn’t even look at a cow.
I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth.
Anyhow, I had the vet come have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.
The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor’s cows! He’s a machine!
I don’t know what was in the pills the vet gave him… but they kind of taste like peppermint. :-o
President Obama press conference re-airing on cspan 8 ET.— TheBestIsYetToCome (@sweetbay) August 09, 2013
Once the NSA issue goes to congress where the GOP is actually required to vote and take a stand – watch the MSM’s interest in the whole NSA project evaporate into thin air.
The only reason the media is so interested in the NSA issue is to use it as a weapon to damage PBO, to destroy domestic and foreign trust in him, etc. But as PBO said, he was concerned about NSA LONG before Snowden leaked material – and long before the media’s newfangled interest. And as for Americans being concerned – much of that concern is based on sketchy and downright false information coming from the Libertarian media – and this was part of what PBO tried to address today.
When PBO said that Snowden triggered a “rapid and passionate” response – he wasn’t giving a Snowden compliment at all. You want an informed and deliberate process – which arrives at the same place, with far less risk to people’s lives and sensitive information. The MSM really thought they were going to score something big with this GOP-sponsored NSA project of theirs. But it backfired – because they made some faulty and uninformed assessments of 1) what PBO himself had done in the past on this , 2) how profoundly other countries actually respect and trust this President, 3) how much the American people trust and respect this President, 4) the actual workings of the NSA itself.
This was just another one of their anti-PBO “scandals” in a long list of crap they were trying because they were mad that PBO got re-elected.
I agree. This whole thing is based on nothing but hatred for the POTUS. Honestly, it’s like the people who have nothing to hate (emoprogs, libertarians, baggies) had to create something to hate about the government. Take away this fake issue, and they have nothing…. except that they just hate Pres. Obama.
President Obama Slays Edward Snowden’s “Whistleblower” Myth
But read around the web. All you see are headlines about how Snowden “forced the president’s hands,” and how President Obama was forced to do this and that. Not a single reputable news organization has reported on the president’s unprecedented record of defending true whilstleblowers. Not a single reputable news organization wants to talk about how the leaks have hurt both national security and civil liberties. Stuck in their own bubble, it is as if our media doesn’t want to tell you the truth.
Chuck dip wad can go eat a nail.
I love that picture of my 2 fellas. I am sooooo looking forward to seeing that in a calendar.
So, what are we chatting and laughing about? I’m back and am jumping right in although I have nothing to add. :grin:
Nope, didn't say that at all RT @politico: America, President Barack Obama said Friday, you’re just like my wife. You’re always on my case— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 09, 2013
Politico sinks to the lowest of lows….
@jonfavs the vicious hatred of our President by @politico is boundless in quantity and void of truth. Typical click-driven #NEWSTAINMENT.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 10, 2013
Is there any wonder why this President doesn’t bother with this crazy ass media. You are dam right POTUS did not say that. Politico is lying. But it isn’t the first time. They lie very well.
@jonfavs: It's really sad how poorly @politico & other US MSM understand the nation's official language! And they wonder why PBO goes local.— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 10, 2013
What do you think of this?
'America, get ready. You're about to wake up to a whole new world of healthcare." – CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove | bit.ly/15FOJKk #hcr— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) August 07, 2013
I like it. It’s practical and positive. His summary: “These changes – and more – are coming at us. But there’s no reason to be anxious. Things are getting better. We’re all getting more realistic about the costs of healthcare and who pays them. The result will make medicine more efficient, effective and accessible to all.”
If you feel motivated you might stop by and leave a posititive comment about The Clinic’s approach and ObamaCare. They are getting the usual GOP comments. I don’t want to push against Tea Party types, but I do like to put in a word for reality and civility.
Since each person has only a limited amount of time, resources and energy to devote to activism, it is very informative on which issues people are focus at this critical time when so much needs to be done.
Rich Ppl Problem: How do I ensure PRIVACY of my info? Poor Ppl Problem: How do I ensure ACCURACY of & ACCESS 2 my #ObamaCare Info? #Priority— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) August 09, 2013
Well said, Linda.
That’s the TRUTH! Great tweet, Linda!
the current reaction to the NSA revelations reminds (in the reverse way) of a the knee-jerk reaction & echo-chamber that occurred following 911;
will public figures be deleting tweets & videos or denying editorials if (God Forbid) a national security event occurs which clearly would have been prevented by meta-data analysis (i.e. connecting the dots)?
“Approximately one mile out, we began experiencing small arms fire,” Thompson said. “And right as we were passing over it, I could say the valley exploded with fire. I’d never seen anything like it before.”
Flying Into the Fire wp.me/s2YZ8A-1069 See the CV-22 Osprey in action & hear Capt. Thompson’s harrowing story (VIDEO) via @dariverzkind— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 10, 2013
Hell-ooo, Lovelyp! It’s been a while since I’ve run into you – have you been on vacation too?
Hi VC! I have been in Vegas for the last 2 weeks playing poker…flew home to pay some bills etc…going back Sunday till next weekend or so….. how you been?
I’ve actually been very well, LP.
When you win the million, or two, next week, please remember that *I* (VC) am a long-lost cousin of yours, or a favourite aunt, to whom you have been longing to share love and concern in a very practical way. :razz:
Seriously, enjoy your next week!
Civil Rights Movement photographer, Bruce Davidson, remembers pivotal moments forever captured on film. via @CBSNews cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 07, 2013
As much as I dislike @mollyesque, she does have a point here.
Press corps last week: Obama never talks to us! Press corps today: OMG STOP TALKING OBAMA— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) August 09, 2013
@mollyesque As Rudyard would write, "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, and blaming it on you … " #TrustObama— (@JOBoomr) August 10, 2013
GE TOD, congrats on first Ladyhawke…….. Hope everyone is doing well! Enjoy the weekend……..
New Habitat For Humanity house in D.C., is so energy efficient you could heat the entire thing with a hair dryer! thkpr.gs/17veZmj— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 10, 2013
As I said…twisting themselves out of shape to “score” for Snowden…
@daveweigel You got it backwards, son. Obama is not the one stuck in Russia without a passport….— (@aspirational12) August 10, 2013
Jesus, talk about an echo-chamber.
DC media is now like a golf ball in a tiny tiled bathroom.
Good one! Tweet that to him Arapaho!
Isn’t Slate part of WaPo that the new owner declined to buy? Weigal probably wanting a new job in the Media(R,USA) – which only employs people who speak/write against PBO.
I would hope PBO never talks to the WHPC again. The latter should be disbanded.
They’ve all gotten their memo.
Huffy Puffy’s big headline right now is “WHISTLEBLOWER WINS” with a picture of President Obama looking down during his presser.
Spin, spin, spin.
Thanks for letting us know. I avoid HuffPo whenever possible.
This is ridiculous. First scandalabra, now this. The media must be held accountable (preferably by thoroughly gutting the political corps and giving them assignments where they have to work instead of adding to the echo-chamber).
Why everything directed at one man, and 545 others (Congress) are blameless?
@KenDilanianLAT Not sure why you're laying this all at the President's doorstep. Congress won't be back until September.— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 09, 2013
Recapping the 4 steps: 1/ Work w/ Congress to revise Sec 215 PATRIOT Act, 2/ Oversight of FISC, 3/ Transparency, 4/ Outside Oversight Board— Chris Golden (@chrisgolden) August 09, 2013
President Obama didn’t commit a crime then run away like a coward. President Obama has a place to call home, a home he can come to every night. He has a family who loves him, a wife and two daughters who loves him, friends who respect and care for him, And what does Snowden have? These people like Weigel is so dam stupid, POTUS is not in any contest with that coward in Russia.
How true is this? http://t.co/KmaQb2ZBUR— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) July 07, 2013
This conversation on Twitter, back and forth, between Jeff and Steve is very illuminating … these two get what’s going on in “Libertaristan.”
@steveweinstein Apparently. White libertarian purity movement has picked up a great deal of angry whites in both parties.— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) August 10, 2013
Someone needs to remind these people that most people know the risks of engaging in online activity, and the benefits outweigh the downside.
It’s not like the government is making males register for the draft on their 18th birthday, is it?
These (white) emoprogs have no idea what it’s like to walk into Hermes and not be allowed to look at a purse, or be stopped and frisked in their car (as the NYPD police chief was).
They need a reality check big time, and start whining about things that matter to most Americans.
.@ezraklein Bingo – the talk of "welcoming the debate" is ridiculous. We wouldn't have this discussion without @ggreenwald or Snowden.— Mark Kogan (@markskogan) August 09, 2013
I’ll stick with people on Twitter – like Jeff Gauvin – who get it. Ezra and Mark can go suck rotten eggs together and choke.
I agree jacquelineboomer. 100%
You’re smarter than I am, and I vow to heed your advice. :)
I’m not smarter, that’s for sure, and you go way in depth on the information you provide all of us … but I’ve watched Jeff Gauvin in action and from my perspective, he’s a staunch supporter of the President. One of the best. One of us!
He and TOD allowed me to keep my sanity during the #NoTermMitt 2012 campaign.
Just could not envision America with him as our embarrassing President.
But it’s alarming how the entire MSM has jumped on to the anti-Obama bandwagon/echo-chamber.
And they wonder why OFA and the President circumvent them and go directly to the voters, as if this were a democracy. LOL.
Quite alarming. Makes me shudder. I think I may go off and watch something pleasant for a while, to shake the idiocy of the MSM from my mind!
But I will keep the image in my mind of the President’s calmness during the press conference today … he was definitely on his game, and he knew the jackals were not! Love him!
2. @ezraklein— (@JOBoomr) August 10, 2013
@steveweinstein @JeffersonObama Given how lethal #Greewalditis is it is fortunate we can now quarantine all its victims to #Libertaristan.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 10, 2013
Excellent tweet, Mr. Bobfr, once again.
If I may add: if there is no room for AA in Libertartistan, then it must be a “tea party.”
Please proceed, Mr. President….
Lanterns bearing peace messages on river near #Hiroshima A-bomb Dome. #Aug6, #Nagasaki #Aug9
yomiuri.co.jp/photonews/arti… http://t.co/3johSREfAg— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 09, 2013
Memorial ceremony in #Nagasaki this morning on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing. via @The_Japan_News http://t.co/jeltxPTO4a— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 09, 2013
For some reason, WordPress won’t allow me to comment with these two tweets (I click on “Post Comment,” and WP takes me to the top of the page without posting the comment).
Just a reminder that 68 Augusts ago, the U.S. dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan. (Aug 6-Hiroshima, Aug 9-Nagasaki).
68 years on, 50,000 mourned for souls of Hiroshima A-bomb victims; renewed devotion to peace.
the-japan-news.com/news/article/0… http://t.co/KkYlTxIzSb— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 08, 2013
Once and for all, can we get it straight. Snowden is not a whistleblower and not one person has been prosecuted for whistleblowing by Obama.— john miller (@deaconmill) August 10, 2013
there is so much nonsense floating around the web – will be retreating for a while because I have so many insults to throw back at PBO-bashers and yet so little time today
I think they’re spinning the narrative in favor of Snowjob after 1) the UN-endorsement by Rep. Lewis; and 2) a great press conference showing by POTUS, including a statement that Snowjob is not a ‘patriot’.
So of course, what’s the narrative? “Snowden wins!!!111!!!” You can’t let the black guys get the upper hand.
Yes, they’re all staying up late tonight with high-fives all around. Sickos.
This is just beyond sick.
OK, I just gave up $5 iced coffee. Get it together, @Starbucks! MT @CSGV Man carrying shotgun in the ready position.. http://t.co/g7bmrJ78Ls— Julie Miller (@EthylRosenberg) August 09, 2013
For your viewing pleasure ….
#TrustBarack – The jackal slayer ….
@Lawrence If #TraitorSnowden instead been a whistleblower #PBO had assured his protection in reporting any illegality thepeoplesview.net/2013/08/presid…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 10, 2013
@Lawrence If #TraitorSnowden had been a whistleblower #PBO already assured by LAW his protection reporting illegality thepeoplesview.net/2013/08/presid…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 10, 2013
Well, before I blocked these two bozos, one of ‘em answered me, I just noticed. Disgusting.
At least I appear to be in good company. RT @JOBoomr: #TRAITORWORSHIPPERS 1. @markskogan 2. @ezraklein— Mark Kogan (@markskogan) August 10, 2013
Two can play at this game. Let the bozo think I didn’t understand what he meant.
@markskogan Thank you. Now just shake the other guy. @ezraklein— (@JOBoomr) August 10, 2013
If the company you are in is so good, take the next plane out leaving for Russia and go play with your friend, TraitorSnowden.
Tell him the weather is balmy and breezy in Hawaii. Aloha, Dude!
You nailed it. :)
The pool press covers Pres Obama signing the student loan bill http://t.co/ltEEY2duyh— (@petesouza) August 10, 2013
Saturday: President addresses Disabled American Veterans Natl. convention in Fla., then travels to Martha's Vineyard, Mass. for vacation— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 09, 2013
Have a great vacation, Mr. President! You and your family deserve it.
My prayer is that you will relax, rest and have fun while you are there.
We expect the GOP to come out with a lot of BS while you are with your family.
We got your back!
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