1:50PM ET: President Obama speaks at the Ford Stamping Plant in Liberty, Missouri.
Congrats on 1st Allison
He is such a doll. Love him.
Thanks J4O and MB!
yes he does, Jackie…he looks like he is very excited about being in the driver’s seat….smilin…
Now that signed Vehicle, who gets to buy it?
Congrats Allison on your Medal
Thanks PF58 and Nena.
Our President looks so good in spite of the shit going on in Washington.
POTUS does look good behind that stirring wheel, I can just see him trying to teach Malia how to drive. Malia next birthday she can get her learning permit.
Yeah, it’s so great to see him smiling and walking with swag despite all the Rethug foolishness. I guess by the end of the month, federal employees will be out of work and the American people will suffer when the Rethugs shut down the government over Obamacare.
Don’t believe the hype. Odds of shutdown are still low. All of this is theater and posturing to please the Tea Party supporters who continue to mindlessly give money to these assholes for meaningless theatrics. Having PBO looking worried and stressed would not change the situation, so I really don’t get your point.
I wasn’t saying that President Obama should look stressed out to change that situation. I was actually praising him for keeping his cool no matter what the Rethugs say/do/threaten.
Cool dude, I apologize for misreading your comment.
I love my President !
Is that a new tie?
I don’t know if it’s new or not, but he’s on FIYAH!!!! (my personal favorite tie is the grey striped)
I am loving this speech. He is breaking it down so anyone can understand.
I love how y’all know which ties of his are new vs. old. Now THAT’S some serious love.
Have to admit I couldn’t begin to tell you one thing about his ties.
Oh, so now I see PBO is a car salesman?? Ok, then, where do I sign?! That inscribed vehicle will bring in a pretty penny on eBay!
Hey, maybe Ford Motors will create a decal for that model, when the sales start going through the roof. Kinda like the booming business every cafe and restaurant and pub has experienced after PBO has patronized them.
Best salesman, cheerleader, motivator and President EVER!
PASADENA, Calif. — Police detained three people after a fight erupted outside a Pasadena, Calif., Apple Store where a crowd waited overnight for release of the new iPhone.
Police Lt. Jason Clawson says two men were arrested about 7:30 a.m. Friday after getting into a fistfight while in line along Colorado Boulevard. They face misdemeanor citations. It was unclear what the fight was about.
Clawson says a third man was placed on a 72-hour mental health hold after running into the street in an enraged state. Clawson says it appears the man may have been among several homeless men who were hired to buy iPhones for other customers.
Clawson says when the store ran out of the new smartphones, the homeless men didn’t get paid and became upset.
No significant injuries were reported.
Goodness gracious. “First World Problems”, as they say.
Just recently it was Nike Shoes. Crowd waited for hrs overnight for new shoes from some NBA star. A dude comes up a few minutes before store opens and holds up people in line. One guy had a gun. Shoots robber dead. It’s on video. Forgot what city. But saw it on MSN/Bing news the other day.
These stores who make you stand in line to get a limited number is at fault. When families start suing them this will stop. Why make hundreds of people stand in line when THEY KNOW how many each store actually have? All they had to do is pass out a ticket for the first ones in line and have them come in later to pick up the merchandise. This is what greed does to people.
I find it beyond disgusting that homeless people are paid (no doubt a pittance) to stand in line for someone else. My brain cannot comprehend this level of disgusting behavior.
Amazing that no-one started shooting though – that’s a positive.
A diarist just submitted this at Kos in reference to President Obama:
He’s poetry in motion, a beautiful sight to see
He’s a bad Mama Jama Just as fine as he can be.
I think this is appropriate given the picture above.
Diarist’s name: live2learn, she is an unabashed Obamabot,
That comes from a song call Bad mama jama by Carl Catlton.
Yep. I was just about to say that annibella. Totally lifted that from this song:
Wow….PBO broke it down. What a mighty fine compassionate man. The professor in chief today.
Two more Republicans just quit the House Immigration Group.
The recklessness continues!
Linda I thought you were going to say two Republicans quit the House. I was about to shout. Hallelujah.
For those who missed it.
POTUS jokes to Ford crowd about having a Cadillac (The Beast): "I'm renting; just like my house. The lease runs out in three & a half years"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS on the Auto Industry: "The big three are all profitable. Hiring new workers."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS sells some cars: ""The new F-150 is built tougher than ever; more efficient than ever." Man in crowd: "Yeah!" #FordPlant— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama: "The American auto industry has come roaring back." Crowd cheers and applauds. #Missouri #FordPlant— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama: "Our businesses have added seven and a half million new jobs." Crowd cheers. #Fordplant #Missouri— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama: "We gave tax cuts to 98% of American families. Asked the top 2% to pay a little bit more." Crowd applauds.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
PBO: "In less than two weeks millions of Americans who've been locked out are finally going to be able to get affordable quality healthcare"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS on jobs: "That's what I'm focused on. That's what you're focused on. That's what congress should be focused on!" Crowd cheers.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
If there are some “sane” republicans in the House, pretty sad to see them ALL vote for defunding the ACA. They’re cowards.
Seems that Paul Ryan is back at it… entitlement reform, tax reform… Republicans are going to try to turn the tables and say that democrats are holding the economy hostage just because the ACA.
You have to give them credit; they’re persistent. I hope americans view this for what it is: a political game aimed at obtaining 100% of what they want even if they control only 1/3 of government.
President Obama was great as usual. I love the plain-spoken language and the metaphors he uses to explain the budget problems and the debt ceiling. Effective.
Lovepolitics, hope you’re still here.
Over the weekend you wondering what made Ezra Klein change from being reasonable to the ego-driven pundit he is now.
I think the answer is: he married Annie Lowrey, who is a snob’s snob. Awhile ago he retweeted or mentioned something she said, something to the effect of ‘can you believe that my grandparents were potato farmers?’ This rubbed me the wrong way; honey, some people today *are* potato farmers — you need farmers if you’re gonna have a cushy desk job.
Earlier this year she was roundly condemned on her snobbery in NYT article about gentrification (I think, I didn’t read the article). Apparently she had three or four articles in the NYT that day, and her snobbery was on full display.
Ezra’s just living the role of media darling and living up to his wife’s expectations now.
What disappointed me were the two Dems who joined the House Republicans. They should be ashamed of themselves for voting against one of the President’s signature accomplishments.
POTUS: "Government has to do some things. Congress has to pass a budget to prepare our kids for a good education, to help our workers."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama on Congress: "They're not focused on you. They're focused on politics. They're focused on trying to mess with me."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama: "The most basic constitutional duty Congress has is to pass a budget. That's Congress 101."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "If congress doesn't pass a budget a week from Monday, the government will shutdown. This is not abstract."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Bailing out the auto industry is something else the top oppossed
PBO on debt ceiling:"Hundreds of thousands of Americans will not be allowed to go to work. Small businesses won't get their loans processed"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
PBO on debt ceiling: "Our men and women overseas will not get paid. Congress must vote to allow the Department of Treasury to pay our bills"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "This is usually done with a simple routine vote to raise the debt ceiling."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "If you don't raise the debt ceiling, America can't pay its bills. Since the 1950s Congress has voted to do so."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "You should expect some compassion. You should expect leaders who want to build something up not tear something down."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS to Congress: "Just do your job. No holding the economy hostage just because you don't get 100% of what you want." Crowd applauds.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "Every President has raised the debt ceiling. Lyndon Johsnon, Reagan." Crowd applauds in agreement when they hear Reagan's name.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "Raising the debt ceiling is not the same as approving more spending."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama: "Raising the debt ceiling, it doesn't cost a dime. It doesn't add to our deficit." #Missouri #FordPlant— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "Our deficits are now coming down so quickly that at the end of this year we will have cut them in half since I took office."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "Congress is threatening not to pay the bills. If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we're deadbeats." #Missouri #FordPlant— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "If we fail to increase the debt limit, we will cause an economic tailspin. You know who said this? The Republican House Speaker"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "There is faction of the [GOP] right who threatened to shutdown the govt and cause an ecnomic shock if they fail to defund ObamaCare"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Pres. Obama: "They're actually willing to plunge America into default if we can't defund the Affordable Care Act."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS on GOP defunding #ObamaCare: "The guy who was running against me said he was going to repeal it. We won." Crowd cheers and applauds— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "This law that is in place is already providing Americans benefits. You can keep your child on your insurance plan until they're 26"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS: "Defunding the Affordable Care Act will leave 25 million Americans with no healthcare"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS on GOP threatening to shutdown government: "I will not negotiate over the full faith and credit of the United States" Crowd cheers.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS on GOP threatening to shutdown government: "I am not going to allow anyone to inflict harm on this nation." Crowd cheers and applauds.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
POTUS on GOP: "They want to threaten default just to make sure tens of millions of Americans do not get healthcare."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
PBO on GOP: "It's like they do this every 6 months…You don't have threaten to blow the whole thing up just because you don't get your way"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 20, 2013
Oops – I was clearly on the old thread, posting away! But wasn’t it GREAT to see and hear our President today?
Republicans wanted to let the auto industry fail. Here's why elections matter. #ThanksObama http://t.co/DFtligj0cz— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) September 20, 2013
Yes, as usual. And I bet he’ll be so happy when he can drive again!
Definitely! I can just see him behind the wheel. Ha.
Saw the video you posted on the last thread about the San Diego good samaritan who helps stranded motorists (grew up in the San Diego area, so the scenery was very familiar).
About 15 years ago, my right rear tire on my little Dodge Neon burst; it was dark (but not late) and I pulled over to the right shoulder at a very busy freeway interchange (Ventura 101/134 and Hollywood 101/170 interchange, for those familiar with the LA area — around Universal Studios).
An *amazing* good samaritan stopped to help me and changed my tire; he didn’t speak English (Spanish was his language). A Highway Patrol officer stopped, and said to him, “Oh, you’re helping her,” and then took off.
I was so grateful to that good samitarian (and pretty scared at the time).
If all the anti-immigration reform people could have had my experience, I think they would quickly change their minds.
What a beautiful story – and I so very much agree with your beautiful thought, at the end.
Live Now: Awaiting President Obama’s departure – http://www.kmbc.com/news/kansas-city/watch-live-coverage-of-president-obamas-visit-to-kc/-/11664182/22024244/-/lrfrho/-/index.html
What do you know? Ari melber is blaming the President for not talking about getting rid of Sequester.
Melber has viewers that are far left and not Obama supporters. Evidently… Why else go out of way to find something so ludicrous, as that statement?
Jovie how can you stomach that show? I didn’t like it when S.E. Cupp was up there and still don’t like it now. Everyone can get a job on MSNBC, but the highly qualified Joy Reid.
I just saw that Steve Benen was asking why Harry Reid and the Dems in the Senate aren’t asking to get rid of the sequester.
White House: Obama will meet with Pres. Abbas next week at UNGA— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 20, 2013
House GOP upset Obama not treating them with respect. Rest of Americans upset House GOP treats us with no respect.— john miller (@deaconmill) September 20, 2013
PHOTO: VP Biden & Mexican President Peña Nieto deliver joint statements after meeting today in Mexico City. @EPN http://t.co/vVeI3JPd8C— Office of VP Biden (@VP) September 20, 2013
God: So how’s mom?
God: And the carpentry?
Jesus: Loving it.
God: So I need you to die for the sins of man.
Jesus: wut— noog (@noogscorner) March 29, 2013
God: So how’s mom?
God: And the carpentry?
Jesus: Loving it.
God: So I need you to die for the sins of man.
Jesus: wut— noog (@noogscorner) March 29, 2013
Most Obama supporters are smart, level headed, practical, independent thinking people, not Obots. In fact, that's why we're Obama supporters— john miller (@deaconmill) September 20, 2013
Good afternoon everyone. Perhaps some of you remember my mention of the lax security at the military base here in Kansas. They just talked down a gunman who got onto the grounds.
Oh, my goodness. Hope all are safe!
Where I used to work for the Navy, which was in a beautiful, new, open Research Park with a mixture of public and private organizations, pretty much all of the Navy security on campus began at the front door (other than surveillance cameras and civilian security guards on walkabout). I retired in 1998, and the first time I went back for a visit after Sept. 11, the entire grounds and the lovely setting of well-manicured lawns and flora and fauna had been turned into an armed fortress, with military guards at an outside gate and driving around in cars, and there was a metal detector once you got inside.
Gotta get rid of the guns in this armed fortress of a country we’ll end up having. Unfortunately, I think there are more people who would agree to ban books than would agree to ban guns.
Everyone is safe, but it’s a fair guess they were just lucky this time. I always complain about the ability to enter the grounds and just wander anywhere. There’s tons of forestry, so the lax security is insane to me.
Sadly, Jacqueline, I’m mighty afraid you’re right about the guns vs. books. It’s totally sick and so very sad.
FayPax, are you in Kansas? I grew up there and have so much family still living there. What part of the state are you in? You don’t have to tell me the town.
I am so ashamed…I don’t even know how to answer that question without telling you the city.
I would love to talk to you. I will tell Chips to give you my email. I’ll email her. My whole family is very conservative, it is hard for me to go back there for reunions. We have one everyone at the Salt Plains in OK. I will say my brothers were born in Lawrence when my father was attending KU. I was born in Pratt.
Just sent you an email. Thanks!
Yikes! Great that they were able to talk him down. After what just happened at the Navy Yard, I’d guess that all military bases would be on full alert and that security would be beefed up.
LIVE NOW – President Obama returns to Andrfews: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
I mean, seriously, how many times in our lives will we take a moment to stop what we’re doing, to watch our President disembark from Air Force 1 and board Marine One, with big smiles on our faces, knowing the President is nearly home in the White House?
Let them say we lived in the time of Obama.
I will never get tired of it. (At least, not with this President).
Right there with you!
I never follow anyone around. This man is the one exception. He charts the course and there we are, always.
Well said. (Don’t make me cry!) Come to think of it, I would only follow one or two people around myself, including our President.
Attention @SpeakerBoehner You need to have a talk with Ur #PopeFrancis @Pontifex about depriving the poor of food & medical care #Matt25— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) September 20, 2013
SNAP triggers more economic activity than it costs.GOPS attack prog. which stimulates conomy, proving aims R a/b control/humiliation, not $— Alison Spalding (@AlisonSpalding2) September 20, 2013
It is also political “payback” for groups who dared to vote for PBO in 2012. GOP and ownership class what to punish the groups that comprise the Obama coalition. This attack on food stamps is part of the same mindset that fuels the war on women and messing with voting rights. They are livid that PBO got reelected and raised rich folks’ taxes.
You know, eric, I think you may have something there. Didn’t quite look at it that way, before. I’m not even sure some in the GOP and ownership class would ever admit that to themselves, much less us (except people like Romney among his buddies, behind closed doors), because that kind of hatred is buried deep and is working in the subconscious. It must suck to be them.
Bob Dole and Tom Daschle speak out, in the LA Times:
Stop playing politics with hunger
Nice article, but I noticed that the authors refuse to place blame on the GOP and instead refer to the “House”. I am sick and fucking tired of the patent refusal to call the GOP out on the harm it is causing. Democrats in the House are not to blame for this situation with SNAP, blame rests solely with the GOP. Why are Dole and Daschle afraid to state this fact?
I’m thinkin’ that Dole and Daschle (both soft-spoken men) are more the old-school politicians who could still remain civil in their dialogue ~ one, a Republican, and the other, a Democrat. They’re still using the “we can work together” language.
I’m with you on what you said. All of that old-school crap has changed, and the harsh light of day needs to be on the GOP now, and ONLY the GOP.
Sorry for the rant, and your right about the “we can work together” message, which is helpful. I just wish for once the GOP be singled out for criticism, they earned it. The only GOP politician who actually openly calls the GOP out is Colin Powell.
No need to apologize to me, because I can assure you I feel the same as you do. I was just trying to figure out with you why Dole and Daschle didn’t single out the GOP, as they should have. It’s all so very sickening.
I agree that they could have been more specific but at this point everyone associates the house with the republican party.
And it should be obvious to everyone that it is the Repubs are the ones hostile to the poor. Interesting that they push tax cuts for the rich and benefit cuts for the poor. Such a “Christian” agenda.
Everybody on this site knows the House is controlled by the GOP, but most people don’t follow politics as closely as we do. Having a dem and a repub give this message and not laying blame clearly on the GOP, it feeds the impression that both sides are at fault. It feeds into the “both sides do it” meme that permeates the MSM and deflects blame from land where it should, on the GOP’s door.
Great Article! Thanks for sharing it, JOB. Bob Dole was a conservative, but he was a sane and caring conservative. Something has gone terribly wrong with the current conservatives. Guess what, neighborhood grocery stores and farmers will not be spared with these heartless and draconian cuts in the SNAP ( food stamps) program. The rest of us will probably see dramatic rise in food prices. The people who voted for these moron tea baggers in the House of Rep. should be ashamed.
Very, very ashamed. Should be. But they won’t be, and that’s the real shame.
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