07
Jan
14

President Obama Speaks on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

11:40 EST: President Obama Speaks on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

White House Live * C-Span


115 Responses to “President Obama Speaks on Emergency Unemployment Insurance”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Me

  2. 11 Vicki
    January 7, 2014 at 11:33 am

    You are speedy, ut

  3. 12 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 11:34 am
  4. 13 cookemom
    January 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Mark Kirk (R-Il) got to go undercover for the vote. He knew there would be 5 votes to carry the ayes. Now, he can just sit this one out because they’ll be votes to pass the thing. I’m gonna do my best to GOTV against this guy.

    • January 7, 2014 at 11:56 am

      I remember shortly after PBO took office in 2009 being very upset by one Mark Kirk Repub from IL and thinking his actions were traitorous. He had been bad mouthing PBO’s stimulus plans saying he would go to China himself to convince them not to loan any money to us. A foreshadowing of GOP obstruction to come although at that point I had not seen it in action. He did not go. All mouth and no action, but that does not make his mouth any less dangerous.

  5. 16 HZ
    January 7, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Congratulations indeed, Mr. Vice President. HZ

  6. 17 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 11:38 am
  7. 18 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

    And yet they keep voting this fucker time and after time. All these polls have become pretty useless.

  8. 20 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 11:41 am
  9. 21 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 11:44 am
  10. 22 anniebella
    January 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

    So the worse Speaker in history has release some statement, same old B.S. He is going to focus on jobs, trying to save his and those wacko nuts who boss him.

  11. 28 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 11:47 am
  12. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    January 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Visiting granddaughter’s 26-y/o friend here in Illinois (nobody knew his political persuasion) just said “Obamacare” out loud with a chuckle, when I said I was watching the presser. Granddaughter told him he’d better not say anything bad about President Obama in front of me. I reminded him he might be sitting outside on the front porch in the snow.

    Then he said those magical words: “Don’t worry about me – I voted for Obama.” And I walked over and gave him a big hug (I’ve known him for years, too, so that wasn’t as odd as it may appear).

    And, now, I think I may offer him lunch.

    • 30 amk for obama
      January 7, 2014 at 11:52 am

      who is not afraid of granny?

      • 31 jacquelineoboomer
        January 7, 2014 at 11:56 am

        you? Ha!

        • 32 amk for obama
          January 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

          Nah. My maternal granny was a terror. Though she never finished high school, she made 2 doctors, 1 lecturer with double degrees, 1 accountant and 1 businessman. All on her husband’s meager salary as a clerk. Since I was a troublemaker in my early years, I was packed off to her home and it took only 3 years for her to straighten me out. A very tenacious disciplinarian.

          • January 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

            “Since I was a troublemaker in my early years”

            Early?

            EARLY?

          • 39 jacquelineoboomer
            January 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

            Only 3 years? Good for her to do that snap turnaround! (Love your story.)

            Luckily, no one “crosses” me here, but not because I’m a very tenacious disciplinarian. More because of their fear of what I “might” do (there are stories my son feeds them – Ha!). My new favorite line to the younger ones is:

            “Don’t mistake my politeness for weakness.”

            Scary, eh?

            • 40 amk for obama
              January 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm

              :) Granmas are.

              I pity my future grandkids.

              • 41 jacquelineoboomer
                January 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm

                Sounds as though you’ve been trained by experts, so I pity them, too! :)

                These were my grandma rules when I first had visiting grandchildren 20+ years ago (still are):
                1. Have fun.
                2. Listen to everything I say, so I can have fun, too.

                That’s all you need!

    • 42 Layla
      January 7, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Make that a hot lunch!!!!! And a hug from me!

  13. 44 JER
    January 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Scheduled for 11:40 am. – Livestream for Vice President Biden Speaks on Infrastructure and Other Investments in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – http://www.governor.ny.gov/

  14. 45 Linda
    January 7, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I wish he would turn around and say something like ” Your Senator just voted to deny your emergency unemployment “. Surely some of them have Republicans as Senators …

    • 46 Layla
      January 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      I do not think PBO wishes to antagonize anyone right now! He knows damn well it would make matters even worse IMHO

  15. 47 hopefruit2
    January 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  16. 53 Vicki
    January 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    POTUS is back! Looking tan and healthy but I thought a little sad. Watch his eyes when the woman who introduced him talked about wearing her hat and coat in her house to stay warm.

  17. 56 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm
  18. 57 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm
  19. 58 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm
  20. 59 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  21. 61 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm
  22. 62 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm
  23. 63 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm
  24. 64 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm
  25. 70 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    • 71 anniebella
      January 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      I was just talking about this very thing with some friends. These Republicans don’t give a dam about being fiscal responsible, if they did why did they close the government down, and nearly destroy the faith and credit of the United States. As I said before this is all about not wanting to help this President, if that means people have to suffer so be it. The people they care about is doing just fine, the rich folks.

  26. 72 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm
  27. 73 JER
    January 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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  29. 75 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm
  30. 76 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    If only there was a honest US media …

  31. 77 57andfemale
    January 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    May I share an exchange between myself and yardarm on the last thread. Made me laugh out loud:

    “I would rather throw snowballs at my effing Senator, Mark Kirk, who voted against UI extension. That heartless, piece of shit.

    yardarm: “Put some black ice on his wheelchair ramp.”

    • January 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      :lol: :lol: You two are sooooooo bad, but Shipmate is marginally badder!!

    • 83 cookemom
      January 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      count me in, he’s got to go.

      • 84 57andfemale
        January 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

        This vote was completely egregious. He is a sociopathic bastard. he calls a press conference every time he pushes to have more physical therapy sessions for stroke victims on Medicaid, but couldn’t care less about anybody else’s health or livelihood. Yet he’ll parade like a ‘moderate’ and maybe get away with it. It’s what he’s done in the past, but this time we have votes like this to point to. He’s a RWNJ in moderate clothing.

  32. 85 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    • 86 hopefruit2
      January 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Watch the media shower the GOP with praise because 10% of them voted for UI….

      • 87 Layla
        January 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

        Bipartisanship!!! It’s a beautiful thing!!!!

      • 88 amk for obama
        January 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

        And hence the preemptive fact pushing. :)

        • 89 hopefruit2
          January 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

          Smart. I noticed that DWS is also taking a page from your book on that preemptive fact pushing.

      • 90 Ladyhawke
        January 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

        Here’s a perfect example. GOP objection is being portrayed as merely an issue of how to pay for UI benefits when that has never been an issue in the past. Meanwhile we all know it’s their unhinged and deranged ideology. And obstruction for obstruction sake. They just are not fit to govern.

        Greg Sargent ‏@ThePlumLineGS 2h

        ——————————————————-

        Many press accounts now presenting GOP party-wide position on UI extension as solely about paying for it.

        ———————————————————–

    • 91 Ladyhawke
      January 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Greg Sargent ‏@ThePlumLineGS 4h

      ——————————————-

      Senate Dem aides to GOP: If you want UI paid for, let’s end some corporate tax breaks:

      ———————————————–

  33. January 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you President Obama …

  34. 94 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm
    • 95 HZ
      January 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Bobfr and Amk for keeping this out front as well. You guys are burning the news up as usual. ((((( TY))))))HZ

  35. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    January 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm
  36. 97 hopefruit2
    January 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm
  37. 100 hopefruit2
    January 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    LMAO! Meeting Boy is always complaining about one thing or another….

  38. 101 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    antes and Tours have become the latest French cities to ban a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.

    Dieudonne, who has six convictions for hate speech against Jews, had been due to open his tour in Nantes on Thursday.

    Bordeaux and Marseille had already cancelled performances.

    President Francois Hollande earlier urged French officials to enforce an order authorising the ban, but Dieudonne has vowed to appeal.

    The comic has quipped about gas chambers and is accused of deriding Holocaust survivors and victims.

    But he denies his trademark “quenelle” gesture is an inverted Nazi salute, instead describing it as an anti-establishment sign.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25637069

  39. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    January 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm
    • 103 Cindy
      January 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Hey donna dem 4 Obama,
      I don’t know if you know this, but some of us were waiting for our dinner invitation on Sunday. You had to go and tease us with “smothered pork chops” and warm apple pie : ( not a good thing to do and then run off.

      I was in Piccadilly on Monday, and I actually thought about your awesome meal; they had smothered pork chops and they were looking real good. Of course I am sure that yours are better. : ) Please send us invitations the next time….

      • 104 donna dem 4 obama
        January 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

        Ahh Cindy most here know that my dinners are always open invitations. Sunday is family day and I consider TOD my online family. I must say that my sons did devour those pork chops. :lol:

    • January 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Great beginning of a plan to GOTV …PBO has shown us how it can be done…

      Motivate….

      Organize….

      GOTV….

      It is NOT impossible…we have beat them TWICE!

      #YesWeCan!

    • 106 EricFive
      January 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      One party offers a helping hand, white the other party just gives you the finger.

  40. 107 utaustinliberal
    January 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    White Privilege in action. 5 white guys + 1 dead white woman = intellectual.

    Blacks and President Obama must come with caveats to be considered intellectuals. Wow.

    Thank goodness he’s getting his butt handed to him.

  41. 114 donna dem 4 obama
    January 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    This is ohhhh so true!!!


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