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  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm
  2. September 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Yep And Sully is now waking up from his rabid ODS this past week. Dumbass he is

    PBo goes steady swagga. No sweat!

  3. 7 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Holy smokes! Never bet against President Barack Obama.

  4. September 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    President Obama has truly exposed the media’s continue effort to try and undermine him. Yet again, they loose.

  5. 9 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm
  6. September 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  7. September 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    There this whole ordeal, there are a lot of Democrats they have made so many BS excuses to not get behind President Obama. I will not forget.

  8. 17 Linda
    September 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Did someone say ” swagga ” ??

    • 18 Carol
      September 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      He has to give back the plane, the beast etc but does he get to keep the shades when he leaves office?

      • 19 No Child Left Behind
        September 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        I truly hope they left him keep the shades. I remember that Hillary Clinton had to return some commodities…

      • 21 carolyn
        September 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        I’m 73…..can’t he just be president for the rest of my life?????

        • 22 japa21
          September 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

          Let’s hope not. I want to see you hang around for a while.

          • 23 carolyn
            September 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

            Thanks japa…….I know it’s not possible, and I want to live a LOT longer, but………we’ll find someone good in 2016.

        • 24 daisydem
          September 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

          Amen to that. I am 63 … wish he could be my President forever too! This man! If the GOP applauded him today … I mean what would our country/world be like if from this day forward, the GOP decided to work with this President, the press decided to report the truth, and Congress decided to work and to support the bills put before them …. I cannot imagine the level of peace and prosperity we could achieve with this wonderful man leading us.

          • September 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

            Daisy, that would a achieve a world that GOP and the press would hate. Cooperation, empathy, public service, working for the good of the country, truth telling–these are horrible things to them. Truly the stuff of GOP nightmares.

          • 26 MightyPamela
            September 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

            Indeed, daislydem, that is what we are praying or, lighting the candle for, and working each day to broaden our range of GoodWill towards all, and towards all life forms. In a very short time, if this were to happen, we would see wonders, we would all join in Thanks. Perhaps we are amiss in being frustrated and angry with the opposers, perhaps if we pray FOR THEM, to come into the Light, it would be a great help to them too! We are all still caught in the Us v. Them paradigm. Maybe not all of us, certainly not our President!! Many blessings all around on this day! http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

            • 27 daisydem
              September 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

              Going to go to candles now Pamela and light one for this one remarkable day and for this one very remarkable leader. God Bless.

      • September 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

        President Obama had those shades before 2007-2008 primary. In fact that model of Ray Ban shades took off after the picture of him getting out that Black SUV was published.

  9. 31 japa21
    September 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    • September 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Japa, that’s why the president left it wide open about doing this on his own in his interviews yesterday. He wants to dangle the possibility before Assad and Putin that the Congress won’t stop him from doing what’s right. Congress hasn’t the sense God gave a goose and is utterly capable of strategic thinking, with the possible exception of a few enlightened minds in the Senate. Even if they actually understood the subtlety of your argument, they couldn’t bring themselves to do because hate of the president is the most important thing in the world to them. They put it above country, above humanity and above all decency. I firmly believe they would rather see more people gassed then give one tiny concession to the president.

  10. 33 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm
  11. 37 vcprezofan2
    September 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Isn’t it always? Obama’s fault, I mean.

  12. 38 GGail
    September 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Good West Coast morning (there’s 6 minutes left) Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I am sooooo proud that we voted TWICE for this man, Barack Obama to be the President of the United States!!!

    The tweets are very good – keep ‘em coming y’all :-)

  13. 39 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  14. 46 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm
    • 47 Puddin'
      September 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      I turned to the Cycle for a hot minute and I thought that Huntsman person’s face was going to crack up in small piece and fall on the floor…I had to turn away (back to the Hallmark channel).

  15. 48 carolyn
    September 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Ezra Klein is a self-absorbed, ignorant, idiot!!!! (referring to his tweet, glad it was answered)

    Wonder want in the world Rand Paul will be able to say tonight. This situation is so fluid, moving so fast, only the president will have access to the up to date news. Paul won’t…..once again, the desperate GOP hopeful will look like a fool. Goody!

    • 49 57andfemale
      September 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      “Drones! Benghazi! NSA is evil! No one has ever spied before! If you elect me, I’ll legalize pot and dismantle the military!”

      And millions of flaming idiots will believe him. As long as they embrace unsafe food, dirty water, no disaster relief, elimination of SS, Medicare, voting rights and any equal protections.

  16. 53 desertflower
    September 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    what’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result! MSM, GET A FUCKING CLUE ALREADY!!

  17. 54 Don
    September 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    And while Assad is at it maybe he should put up the money for the casino license.

  18. 56 Linda
    September 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    jennifer bendery ✔ @jbendery

    Obama gets applause (!) walking into Senate GOP lunch just now.
    1:50 PM – 10 Sep 2013

  19. September 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm
  20. 62 Kyle
    September 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Its all just such a petty little game for the MSM isn’t it? chris hayes and his ‘so: yay?’ is beyond petty. Saving lives and stripping a madman of his WMD is a BFD (and without one bomb dropped too hopefully!) yet they aren’t happy about any of that, just sad that they looked like the petty little fools they are.

    once again the smart black man does something the swaggering good ol’ boys couldn’t and its crickets and crow for breaksfast lunch and dinner for the MSM. GWB wasted so many lives and $$ supposedly over WMD that didn’t exist in Iraq, and PBO manages to (hopefully) strip Assad of his without even firing a shot. Thats called slamming the podium and dropping the mic!

    • September 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      I get push-back on twitter whenever I mention the Vietnam War (from Millenniels, no doubt).

      Young “pundits” these days wallow in their good lives.

      Young reporters back then (young pundit being an oxymoron in those days) and everybody else in the country were affected by the Vietnam War.

      If you weren’t a boy turning 18 years old, you had a brother, a lover, an uncle, nephew, child, father, neighbor, clerk at the gas station or grocery store) who had to register for the draft and make hard decisions about enlisting, draft dodging or (if your birthday was a high lottery number) going to college.

      If you flip through the pages of the Vietnam War Memorial directory, virtually all of the birthdates of the fallen were in the 1940s; which means the majority killed were teens or just barely in their twenties.

      But for young pundits now, war is an abstraction, and they can smugly kevetch about their wonderful charts and mug on camera in their cliquish ways with no consequence.

      All of MSM are bad, but the ones born after the height of Vietnam War are intolerable.

  21. September 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm
  22. 67 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Oh the irony.

  23. 69 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    • 70 RH
      September 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Wow. That is particularly vile. Whenever I’m enjoying a moment of appreciation for our president and his amazing abilities both domestic and foreign some ugliness like this brings me up short. Definitely a reflection of the writer, not his “target”.

    • 71 nathkatun7
      September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      I am so glad I stopped subscribing to “The Nation” two years ago.

    • 73 FayPax
      September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      I will NEVER read The Nation again. The list is getting shorter and shorter.

      • 74 kathryn kivett
        September 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

        I have unsubscribed from every email list, every group except TOD, of course, WhiteHouse, OFA….and I double dare any Dem. group call me for a donation….I really and truly have had it with all of them…

  24. 75 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm
  25. 76 vcprezofan2
    September 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    //…….
    Barack Obama is not a man of The Gut, and it is driving official Washington crazy. This is a good thing, because resisting The Gut is what the Constitution is all about, especially in its war powers, which this president is conspicuously contemplative about exercising, at least in every context except launching drones.

    It is a comforting — and comfortable — fiction to believe that the president’s decision to throw at least part of the decision to make war in Syria into the lap of the Congress is also a deft political move that will, in effect, exploit the “gap” between the hawkish wing of the Republican party and the isolationist wing thereof. I happen to believe that much of the congressional resistance to what the president wants will come because this particular president wants it. I also happen to believe that if the vote goes sour for him in the House, and the president lets the missiles fly anyway, you will see many motions for his impeachment set aloft simultaneously. I don’t know what it will take to get the country’s punditocracy to realize the simple truth that even crazoid vandals believe what they say, and will do what they say they will do.

    However, there is a very real political gap here. …………..

    ….//

    • 77 vcprezofan2
      September 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      The conclusion is good, but go read the article in its entirety. It’ll make more sense that way

      //…
      But much of the howling had more to do with the fact that the capital had been all riled up to make some war, and then the president took a walk on the lawn with his chief of staff and decided that he would consult with the Congress. This is of a piece with his entire presidency, another example of his stubborn — and endlessly futile — belief that there is an opposition with whom he can bargain in anything resembling good faith. It just so happens that, in this instance, seeking congressional approval also conforms more closely to the Constitution than would his simply launching Tomahawks into Syria on his own. The capital responded in many cases as though the president had abdicated his fundamental responsibilities rather than fulfilled them, which he did, at least in part, and in a perfect demonstration of his conception of the office. The Gut is left behind in the green room, shouting its impotence at John McCain. Meanwhile, policy, or something like it, gets made. //

      http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/gut-decisions-in-politics-091013?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_22738650

  26. 78 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Pigs must be flying.

  27. 79 CEB
    September 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I told ya’.

  28. 80 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Awww….lil’ Chrissie’s fee-fees are now hurt…

  29. 82 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    • September 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      NW, the Nation might just as well have soiled its pants in public. The first sentence is so filled with hatred and malice, it would make the Marquis de Sade shudder. Imagine if this line had been published in 1942..”Its tempting to enjoy the moment, that is, the humiliation of President Roosevelt and the short-circuiting of his war push by a brilliant battle victory by Adolph Hitler, the sly genius and ju-jitsu expert, along with Germany’s ally, Japan. President Roosevelt might as well not bother…”

  30. 85 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm
  31. September 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Kerry, Lavrov and Putin earlier “spoke about this concept back in the spring, when Kerry first visited Moscow in April – at the time hooked to the notion that all shared an interest in avoiding collapse of the institutions of the state,” a senior US administration official said Tuesday.

    In fact, Obama and Putin had discussed the concept at the G-20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico last year, and in subsequent meetings, “though agreement could not be reached,” the senior US official said.

    Russia’s Lavrovv announced Monday that Russia was calling on Syria’s leaders to turn over its chemical weapons to international custody, for subsequent destruction, and to sign the chemical weapons ban. Lavrov noted in his statement that the decision followed a telephone conversation he and Kerry had after Kerry was asked at a London news conference Monday if there is anything Syria could do to avert U.S. military action.

  32. 91 Allison
    September 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm
  33. 94 0388jojothecat
    September 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Wholly Crap…I can’t believe that Randi Rhodes is now saying PBO did his job by making her doubt and question him because SHE really believed he was going to war and that she did her job by protesting it and not standing behind him….Oy vy….

    • 95 hopefruit2
      September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Oh my goodness…what kind of convoluted explanation is this?!?!?!? She’s twisting and bending to calm her confused brain…

    • September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Jojo, she’s doing this because she blew it and wants to be able to sleep at night. At least she has the dignity to admit that she should have stood behind him. And at least she isn’t calling Putin a hero. She gets at least one point in my book.

    • 97 Linda
      September 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      I guess she needs to convince herself .

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      September 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Quite the rationalization from Randi.

      Yeah, well, I stood outside and looked into the night sky last evening and stared at the crescent moon for a while, wishing good thoughts for everybody. Do I get half-credit with the President, for the big win, too?

    • 99 Dudette
      September 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Oh puleez! That is the rankest kind of BS. Plus it ain’t over til it’s over. Asaad hasn’t turned over jack squat yet. Stay turned.

  34. 100 japa21
    September 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  35. 103 ericfive
    September 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Strange to see the MSM and many members of both political parties openly embracing Putin and rooting for a guy who gassed sleeping women and children to escape punishment. Other than giving folks access to affordable healthcare insurance, killing OBL, ending the war in Iraq, stopping the country from sinking into the “Great Depression part 2″, what has PBO done to generate this much hate? I understand this is simply a case of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, but what has PBO done to be considered their “enemy”? GWB literally bankrupted the country, ignored warnings about OBL wanting to strike the U.S., lied us into a war and let an American city drown, but I don’t remember all sides embracing a foreign leader over him or having rebuttal speeches to his national security addresses. They all sound like Rush Limbaugh did in 2009 when he said that he wanted the country to fail to hurt PBO.

    • 104 cluny
      September 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      He’s a brilliant man and they’re mediocrities – they’re also small, petty and don’t understand their own limitations so they get angry and spiteful. I think it’s that childish and that banal. UT summed it up best in her tweet about how the conventional Washington wisdom was that PBO couldn’t pass Obamacare; couldn’t win a second term with the unemployment rate above 7.2 etc. They’re always proved wrong and he is usually right. It’s kinda humiliating for them so they try and bring him down – don’t want him getting too uppity on them for heavens sake.

  36. 105 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm
  37. 106 FayPax
    September 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    So, I turned on the news for the first time in a few weeks…kick me! I am so weary of the Monday-morning Presidents, pontificating pundits and jackass politicians, I am about to scream. Are we governing by polling now? Who gives a shit if the American people are against a Syrian strike? Does anyone remember that the idea of an Iraqi invasion inspired protests of millions of people all over the world? President Obama has the same authority to hit Syria he used to hit Libya. If they were smart enough, they would wonder why he’s “really” seeking authority.

    About a week ago I referred to my President as the most brilliant flimflam man in history. My email overflowed with messages objecting to the terminology. It stands. Thanks to my President, as my Grandmother would say, the naysayers, politicians and media “don’t know if they should shit or go blind.” It would be funny were it not so sad.

    I am not for a strike, but “I am for my President”! I see these negotiations as mere war games and as Charlie Sheen would say, “the President is win-niiiiing.” Whether Congress votes yes or no, the public comes around or not…the President is the winner either way it goes. If they support him…that’s an obvious win, but if they say no, and as they rewrite the rules, they are only bending to the will of the President they intend to spite. Afterall, he called for Congress to restrain Presidential war powers in his last major speech. Either way it goes, the power of a President to do what Bush did will be forever curtailed. It’s called CHANGE!

  38. 107 vcprezofan2
    September 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    //…
    And now, Human Rights Watch, the international human rights organization, has weighed in with its analysis of the attacks. And to the surprise of exactly no one reasonable, they too concluded that the attack was perpetrated by the Assad regime.

    Available evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government forces were responsible for chemical weapons attacks on two Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. These attacks, which killed hundreds of civilians including many children, appeared to use a weapons-grade nerve agent, most likely Sarin.

    Human Rights Watch also included a map of the attacks and the Syrian bases, showing where the attacks came from and where they landed, matching the information released by US intelligence.

    …..//

  39. 109 japa21
    September 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    • September 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Japa, I have been thinking about PBO’s choice of words from the beginning and realize now that he was talking to Assad and Putin as well as to the press and the critters in Congress. When he first called leaders of Congress together at the White House, he said he was “confident” that Congress would agree with him. This was to indicate to Assad that he meant business and the full weight of the US government would come down on Syria’s Chemical weapons stash. I think that was the point at which the wheels were actively put in motion between Putin and Assad. I don’t think there was one minute when the president was confident that Congress would support him. He admitted later that he thought it would be a ‘heavy’ lift and the opposition would be fierce. But that was okay, of course, because he bought the time he needed–to go to the G20, press a negotiated solution, shore up more international support. He got to press the constitutional issue, even though he knew that the subtlety of that was beyond the ken of this Congress. But when he went to the G20, he had the support of the Senate Committee and the “likelihood” of support by the Senate. And, in the end, that’s all he needed.

  40. September 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Albania*

    Australia

    Canada

    Croatia*

    Denmark*

    Estonia*

    France

    Germany*

    Honduras*

    Hungary*

    Italy

    Japan

    Republic of Korea

    Kosovo*

    Latvia*

    Lithuania*

    Morocco*

    Qatar*

    Romania*

    Saudi Arabia

    Spain

    Turkey

    United Arab Emirates*

    United Kingdom

    United States

    Georgia, Guatemala, Kuwait, Malta, Montenegro, Panama, Poland and Portugal ALL added today….. 33 countries and counting…..

  41. 118 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm
  42. 119 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I blame Obama.

  43. 120 Dudette
    September 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Noticed a Shaft reference in an early thread — it sure does fit! :-)

  44. 121 lamh36
    September 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Afternoon TOD fam.

    Haven’t looked to see if anybody posted this yet, but I will Charles Pierce is hit or miss with me, so I don’t usually read or link him, but, title aside, I agree with the gist of this post by him.

    Obama doesn’t play “gut politics”. He’s a thinker and planner and going with a “gut” reaction is just not the way he operates, IMHO.

    Barack Obama Is Not A Man Of The Gut

    By Charles P. Pierce

  45. 123 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Okay here’s a feel-good story for ya!! :) :)

    HEADLINE: Obama gas station sells another big-dollar lottery ticket

    // The line of customers waiting to purchase lottery tickets at the North Columbia Obama Gas Station Monday afternoon was five deep at some points. And if the periodic sounds of “Winner,” coming from a ticket-checking machine behind the counter signaling another winner, wasn’t enough to raise their optimism, the location’s past lottery success certainly was.

    The convenience store at 5831 N. Main St. has attracted customers from Charlotte to Atlanta hoping to purchase a winning lottery ticket, owners said, after the station produced three major winning tickets within the past 17 months. Last Friday marked the most recent in the string of big winning tickets when the station sold a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket. The station also sold a winning $2 million Powerball ticket in April 2012 and a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket in July 2012, S.C. Education Lottery officials said.

    “We see a lot of people coming in,” said Khaled Alhanik, one of the attendants at the family-owned store named after President Barack Obama, the owners said, because they like him. “We sell more than we used to, especially after the $2 million winner. We consider ourselves to be a lucky store.”

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/09/09/2969598/obama-gas-station-sells-another.html#emlnl=Morning_newsletter#storylink=cpy

  46. 124 Dudette
    September 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    They should just have the instrumental version of this play wherever POTUS goes til the end of his term.


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