2:30 EDT: President Obama Speaks on Improving Economic Opportunity for Women and Working Families, Valencia College, Orlando, Florida
@EuromaidanPR Silly #TzarVlad – none of them have any interest in traveling to Russia. Meanwhile, #PresObama sticks it hard to the oligarchs— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 20, 2014
In essence what President Obama did to Putin was to freeze all of his friend’s and confidant’s money.
And in retaliation, Putin said, Oh yeah? Then you can’t come and visit us!
Especially that John McCain fella! That was my favorite part.
But JohnnyMcGeorgian is an honorary russian, idn’t he??
Please! I just had lunch!
Can’t stand hearing much more from him, in any event.
I don’t know, Meta…I think this is a harder blow to Johnnie McC more than to any of the others. Putin has robbed Johnnie of a major photo-op! (Hmmm. I wonder if LindseyG will go on his own, or get that Nikki pol to go in Johnnie McC’s place?) McC might have tried to make a joke of it on twitter, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he *had* been planning a visit!
LindseyG, oh no you didn’t!
Just referencing the fact that the two are almost inseparable on these world hotspot jaunts – nothing more. :grin:
FTR – I never grin that broadly in real life! I do not like that smilie; it’s false advertising. (Let’s see if this one is any better) :(
Lindsey must be feeling bad! Obviously, Tzar Putin doesn’t consider him to be that important.
You think this could break them up? McCain may start to show his jealousy.
Well now, Meta, I wasn’t thinking of it that way, but, Johnnie being so small-minded and vindictive, you never know.
I think it may be the other way round, Meta. Lindsey Graham may now realize that he is not that important.
TOOO FUNNY…I DON’T THINK THERE IS A LINE-UP OF FOLKS WANTING TO VISIT RUSSIA…PUTIN HAS AN INFLATED EGO…ALL DRESSED UP OR BARE CHESTED…AND NO PLACE TO GO!
Surgical strike. Typical President Obama. And, he’s just sharpening his tools. S&P noticed :) He can do tremendous damage to the personal wealth of all the oligarchs – including TzarVlado – as well as the Russian economy – without firing a single shot or endangering a single American military person.
And he’s trying to mitigate the damage to ordinary russians.
Exactly. The next steps he takes will certainly begin having significant effects on ordinary Russians. For those living outside St. Petersburg and Moscow, who are already suffering Putin’s lousy economy, any downgrade is only going to make them angrier which could catalyze a shortening of Putin’s and his fellow oligarch’s kleptocracy.
Bob, Just have to tell you how much I appreciate your analysis and tweets. It helps me to understand the strategy behind everything.
Bob, I’m bringing this over from the last post because I heard a lot of this misunderstanding at a meeting today.
I think those who criticize the president don’t understand the concept of gradualism. I’ve heard people questioning how “just” sanctions are going to do anything to undermine Putin. They seem too small, too lacking in drama and razz-ma-tazzz. What they don’t get is the president is warming up for Act I and there are several more continually escalating acts to follow. People want instant gratification. Bang the hammer now, get it over with because the idea of tightening screws slowly is just contrary to the way the usual action movie here operates. As always, the president remains above simplistic thinking. I love how he makes a public statement about each little increment just about every other day. He’s following his own script and it will slowly and inexorably build up to a climax. There may be some in Russia who smirk at at the US’s impotence, but they are as slowly and surely being boiled as the proverbial frog in water.
“As always, the president remains above simplistic thinking. I love how he makes a public statement about each little increment just about every other day. He’s following his own script and it will slowly and inexorably build up to a climax.”
So true, Jackie.
What amazes me is that he’s done this, time and time again, and so many still fail to get – DON’T MESS WITH OBAMA.
In typical, surgical strike precision #PresObama nails #TzarVlad's oligarchs; S&P downgrades Russia. That's just warm up #euromaidan #Crimea— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 20, 2014
Good day Chips :)
I must be missing why this specific group? Are they regular visitors to Russia? On holidays, maybe, or faux-ambassadors like you-know-who-doesn’t-remember-he-lost.
Congratulations on first, Bobfr, and many thanks for keeping us all informed on the situation in Ukraine/Crimea/Russia.
Worth a listen:
@JonFavs former @WhiteHouse speechwriter receives James Joyce Award at @Ucddublin "What I learned from @BarackObama" bit.ly/1dgakhv— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 20, 2014
That’s my college!!!!!!!!!
That’s what I had thought………He tells a wonderful story about meeting President Obama the very 1rst time at the 2004 convention, and the best moment on election night 2008. I’m assuming this is a very prestigious award he received?
Haven’t had a chance yet to watch it LP, so looking forward to it. The UCD L&H, who gave him the award, is pretty prestigious alright, although the main rival college in Dublin, Trinity, would claim their awards are waaaaay more prestigious! It’s funny, I had a choice between going to Trinity (the then Protestant college) or UCD (the then Catholic college), and chose UCD because I was going through my raving nationalist stage. Daft decision, the journey every day was twice the distance Trinity would have been :oops:
Wow, what a grand education, Chips.
Gotcha……. well in my humble opinion you made the right choice. Just look at what you created here! You obviously got something out of that education :cool:
Heeeey, cool! :-)
I wish he would have stayed on the team. I understand the hours are crazy, but working for one of the best presidents in history is an incredible opportunity. Maybe he was really really tired and needed to “refresh”. Still…
THAT, was a very, very moving acceptance speech, that touched *my* callous heart! Hmmmm, it’s occurred to me that Jon *might* enter politics a few years down the road.
LP, this clip touched my heart. Thanks a million for sharing it.
My pleasure, Judith!
President Obama is greeted by Orlando Mayor John Dyer upon his arrival at Orlando International Airport. http://t.co/QnruerkZIn— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) March 20, 2014
I adore Jon Favreau.
@JonFavs talks about what he learned from President Barack Obama. youtube.com/watch?v=r3560y…
America is lucky to have him as President.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
@JonFavs talks about what he learned from President Barack Obama. youtube.com/watch?v=r3560y…
America is lucky to have him as President.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Hello TOD. I just watched this riveting speech by Jon Favreau on the previous thread. This young man was such a good match as PBO’s speech writer. He knows how to deliver a speech also. He really had the attention of the audience. Thanks for sharing.
Gun owners erupt in crazy fury after bar bans concealed guns on St. Patty's day huff.to/1fI7NqB http://t.co/iXLRj5PzDp— ProgressiveHelpPhD (@CallOut4) March 19, 2014
@gambler2 @CallOut4 @RLAlgadi Good ol' Canadian common sense. Love it!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 20, 2014
@Dudette9t9 @CallOut4 @RLAlgadi Greatest and smartest thing Canada has ever done 1. Ban Guns 2. Ban the NRA Its not rocket science folks— Gambler2 (@gambler2) March 20, 2014
Great tweets, Dudette!
And that’s all the people in the bar needed–crazed fury from people with guns. Almost as good as drunk people with guns. This is must plain nuts.
Totally nuts. We’ll all be barricaded in our homes, soon, because The Walking Crazies will be out and about.
Very brave for doing this. Unfortunately, seems like the backlash has been fierce. Coming from Canada, I don’t get this love of guns that some Americans display. Hopefully this will change.
I don’t get it, either. Not sure it will change, but if it only wouldn’t get any worse, we’d have that.
We need better laws, but so many lawmakers have been bought out by the NRA. They have dead souls.
Putin didn’t think this thing out, and now it is all the more evident. Your response to economic sanctions is to ban a couple of Senators and Congressmen from visiting Russia? Really, why not accuse America of having the cooties while you’re at it.
Well, that made me laugh. I know I shouldn’t, but we can’t help mocking Putin – so underclassed by President Obama.
Give him time. :-)
OK so this was NOT a joke ? I saw the list in the previous thread and I was sure it was a joke. And somebody please explain to me: why Mary Landrieu of all people ??
Hear, heat, the mention of Mary Landrieu was a puzzler.
Don, you’re not the only one who has certain typing challenges…
Don, a bully like Putin is used to get his way through intimidation and military muscle. He’s out of his depth in the world of strategic thinking and economic strategy. His ego is too gigantic to see beyond.
damn! True dat!
@TheReidReport Love you, but after your guest said not to exploit grieving families of those on missing plane by showing them, you did. ???— (@JOBoomr) March 20, 2014
Joy might want to check out what her producers are showing as video clips with her stories, before the show.
The Cycle just said they are going to spend the entire hour talking about the plane and talking to Psychologist’s about what the family members are going through ……
That I can understand. Some of those on The Cycle have nothing else in their brains to talk about! Ugh.
Well, I won’t be spreading the wealth from my winning a billion dollars as I lost the very first game played.
Jeez, and I already had my order in for a Porcshe. Suppose I’ll have to cancel now. #JapasFault
Dang! I’d already started doing a little online window shopping! Oh well. :-)
POTUS now holding in a large conference room. About to speak to 200 invited guests #fox35 http://t.co/Ct5snyZgSl #fox35 @AJacksonTV— myfoxorlando (@MyFoxOrlando) March 20, 2014
PUTIN the Compulsive Boldface LIAR
Posted on March 20, 2014 by chornajuravka
PUTIN the Compulsive Boldface LIAR. 10 lies Putin uses to justify the occupation of Ukraine. Compiled by Walter Derzko, Toronto
"PUTIN the Compulsive Boldface LIAR" euromaidanpr.com/2014/03/20/put… h/t @SmartEconomy cc @Lawrence @maddow @TheReidReport #euromaidan #Crimea— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 20, 2014
h/t to Walter Derzko (@SmartMoney on Twitter)
Putin the bold face liar, no wonder the right wing haters love Putin, they have alot in common, they both are bold face liars.
To recap: US sanctions on Russia screw Putin's inner circle. Russia's sanctions on US prevent Harry Reid from traveling to Moscow.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 20, 2014
Putin is being made to look like a fool, oh well; I wonder how my bracket is doing.
Poor Harry, I’m sure that was where he was planning to spend his summer vacation.
Really, Vlad's response to Obama cockblocking his inner circle is telling Boehner he can't take a schvitz in Moscow. Who's weak?— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 20, 2014
Now now, never poke a stick at a rabid animal.
LL, only a person with a superior intellect can use Vlad, Boehner, and cockblocking all in the same sentence.
“Cockblocking” is one of my favorite words. So expressive.
Yes I see, LL, when it comes to using cockblocking, you don’t pussyfoot around.
Mayor Buddy Dyer waiting for President to arrive. Crowd getting restless! #fox35 http://t.co/NWGDg8WKBx #fox35 @AJacksonTV— myfoxorlando (@MyFoxOrlando) March 20, 2014
#GetCoveredNow Healthcare.gov http://t.co/PG7UKFO0eu— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) March 20, 2014
Dudette! Thank you! Great to see our NYKnick AllStar on board!
“Disinformation: The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs consistently states that “the current Kyiv administration should curb the rampant ultra-nationalist and radical groups that are terrorizing dissidents and Russian-speaking people.”
Fact 1: Embassy teams who visited Kharkiv and Donetsk, two flashpoint cities with many Russian speakers, conclude from interviews that it is actually Russian “tourists” and local titushky thugs who have instigated violent attacks against Russian or Ukrainian speaking pro-Ukrainians. This was particularly made clear in discussions with witnesses to the Thursday, March 13 violence in Kharkiv that resulted in two dead pro-Ukrainian protesters
Fact 2: The majority of pro-Ukrainian protesters in Donetsk and Kharkiv are Russian speakers. In addition, Embassy staff observation teams on the Maidan and, indeed, polls of over 2,000 Maidan protesters confirm that many on the Maidan were primarily Russian speakers.”
More at link: http://euromaidanpr.com/2014/03/20/russian-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-spreading-putins-fiction/
@AmbassadorPower @Yuriy_Sergeyev Listening to #Churkin at #UNSC mtgs it's obvious he's been well tutored by #TzarVlad http://t.co/KLyL1wclCB— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 20, 2014
#LifeHappens: Make sure you #GetCovered #tbthursday #TBT http://t.co/wQAtuWPIWT— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 20, 2014
I knew it, I knew it. He fell on his head when he was younger. That explains a lot. ;)
This is March Madness. Sports and young folks. ACA wants and needs young males, especially to #GetCovered No doubt sen Corey played hurt and he is using this photo just like the photo of Mayor Emmanuel’s missing half of his right finger when he was a teen was used to show The YOUNG invincibles to #GetCovered.
On this photo, the point is well documented visually.
I hope Putin is covered! See what I did there, I used Putin and the March 31st deadline to make a joke.
I don’t know how successful the first part was but the second half cracked me up.
I got 99 problems but Vlad's sanctions ain't one. #Ukraine #Crimea— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 20, 2014
Putin better have my sanctions.
Y’all are on a roll! Got me snickering and carrying on when I’m s’posed to be working. :-)
Economic Sanctions rule everything around me, Vlad don’t get the money, dollar dollar bills ya’ll.
S&P REVISES RUSSIA'S OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE read.bi/1gL5kQL— CSIS Russia&Eurasia (@CSISRussia) March 20, 2014
Crowd rushing to shake hands with POTUS as he exits! #fox 35 http://t.co/K3KtL4hdzv #fox @AJacksonTV— myfoxorlando (@MyFoxOrlando) March 20, 2014
When I look at photos of Putin and the idiot W and then I look at photos of Putin and PBO, I see RACISM.
I see the same thing, Meta! I am also sure Putin expected massive support from white Americans, both on the left and the right.
Please enjoy this supercut of some of my fav HAPPY videos from around the 🌍 smarturl.it/HAPPYDAYvideo #HAPPYDAY #InternationalDayOfHappiness— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 20, 2014
For those who missed it.
President Obama announces that Valencia College in Orlando, Florida is the first winner of the best Community College prize.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama: "Now, we've seen businesses create 8.7M jobs over the past five years."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
POTUS: "For the first time in two decades, we're generating more renewable energy. Our high school graduation rate is the highest its been"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama: "I want to make sure that the economy rewards the hard work of women. I've got nothing against you men." Crowd laughs.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama talks about his grand mom had no college degree but worked her way up from Sec to VP of a community bank. Then glass ceiling hit— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama to men on Equal Pay and Job access: "We've all got a stake in this. Women make up about half of our workforce."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Apparently MHP penned a hit piece on PBO.
@ReignOfApril Well, it does seem to be the way to get your bona fides as a Serious Journalist™.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 20, 2014
Please tell me MHP didn’t do anything like that?
Who is MHP?
Melissa Harris Perry.
Why would she do a hit piece on POTUS? Is she trying to save her show, her job? In that case I don’t care if she doesn’t come back.
On MHP’s hit piece:
Oh. I see. RT “@JeremyinAustin: @ReignOfApril She basically did the TNC thing and said POTUS and Ryan said the same thing.”— April (@ReignOfApril) March 20, 2014
Not surprising. She also attacked him after his speech in Chicago about fatherhood. Smh.
The Black intelligentsia has long had a problem with Barack Obama, maybe it had something to do with him not kissing the ring of one of the supposed gatekeepers of Blackness. Never mind the fact that the majority of those gatekeepers threw themselves into the oncoming Republican traffic that was coming to get Bill Clinton after his intern deal. And those exact same gatekeepers endorsed Hillary over Barack. So at this point in time, I could give less than two fucks about MHP or TNC.
That’s why I don’t watch her show on Sat. She is the David Gregory of Saturday shows…..
Well said, Don!
MHP, surprisingly, falls into the same trap as others. Just because President Obama challenges young black americans to demand more of themselves, and says that black parents have to take their responsibilities, doesn’t mean that he’s ignoring all the structural disadvantages of the black and latino communities. Good Lord, has she paid any attention to all the things the President is trying to do to help those communities ? Health care, community colleges, less harsh sentences for minor drug offenses, pushing for raising the minimum wage, and on and on…
Wow, I’m disappointed in MHP. You know what ? I hope President Obama invites her at his next off-the record meetings with “progressives” and teaches her a lesson. The President CARES and KNOWS as much as her, maybe more, about the struggles of the minorities. He just uses the principles of community organizing: EMPOWER people and MOTIVATE them into pushing and working for change. Black intellectuals are like other “progressives” sometimes: just emphasize all the negativity, just say how life is not fair, just say how people are the victims, and never offer solutions.
POTUS on GOP blocking Paycheck Fairness Act: "We've got to get them to change their minds because a woman deserves equal pay for equal work"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
President Obama on Equal Pay: "It's good business practice. It's the right thing to do."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama on Congress and #RaiseTheWage: "More customers have more money to spend. It will grow the economy for everybody."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
POTUS on Congress having 20% women: "I think we're all clear that Congress would get more done if you kinda even that out a little bit"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama: "It’s time to give every woman the opportunity she deserves, because when women succeed, America succeeds." #EqualPay— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama: "More than 5M Americans have signed up for plans on Healthcare.gov."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
On their press release, the Russians spelled John Boehner’s name as Beyner. I chucked.
Depending on the day, time and number of beverages imbibed so does he.
Sillies.. It’s Boner!
Bob might have already tweeted this. . .
IGNORANCE IN THE WEST euromaidanpr.com/2014/03/20/ign…— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama on #ObamaCare: "More than 3M young people have gained coverage because they can stay on their parents plan."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Pres. Obama on #ObamaCare: "Thanks to this law, no American can ever be denied for having a preexisting condition."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
President Obama: "No woman can ever again be charged more. Because of this law called #ObamaCare."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
PBO on USA pre-ACA: "It's just like the dry cleaners. You send in a blouse, I send in a shirt. You get charged more." Woman: "That's right"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
POTUS says be you Black, White, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, LGBT; his focus as POTUS is making sure you have opportunity to succeed.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) March 20, 2014
Thank you, NW! It was truly a beautiful speech. Very heartwarming and inspirational.
@politicalwire The track record of the Naysayers continue to be Zero. Don't bet against President @BarackObama.— Allison (@Allison_sad) March 20, 2014
AMEN! Go Prez! Go Obamacare!
That MY muffuggin’ PRESIDENT!!!
I wrote this about MHP and President Obama about a year ago. Seems time to dust it off. reignofapril.blogspot.com/2013/02/does-p…— April (@ReignOfApril) March 20, 2014
MHP has her own issues…..
She said the word ” Obamacare ” is a racially-motivated, derogatory term in Dec of 2013.
She was right about that. Republicans called it Obamacare for the purpose of ridicule, failure and some dogwhistling
But POTUS said that he does not mine it being call Obama Care, because he do care.
Be Happy. . .
Pharrell – Happy (Puppy & Doggy Version) youtube.com/watch?v=Dpahtm… via @youtube— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) March 20, 2014
How to fix the Fed Debt: Tax TV Appearances by John McCain— rootless (@root_e) March 20, 2014
One of his old causes. He’s too busy trashing Pres. Obama now to actually have causes. Other than war on everybody.
@root_e How to fix campaign finance reform: Charge John McCain for TV Appearances.— (@JOBoomr) March 20, 2014
How about tax the Republicans every time they tell a lie or half truths about Obamacare.
Sounds good to me! Maybe they’ll stop lying. Maybe not!
How about Tax Wolf Blitzer every time he says ” Happening Now ”
How about every time a host says ” We’ll have to leave it there “
“If men were having babies we’d have different policies,” the president said at an event at Valencia College in Orlando.
Obama added that Congress would accomplish more with more women members, and called for equal pay for women. He also urged the House and Senate to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
Ellen just told POTUS that she had a couple of questions Michelle want her to ask him since she was out of the country, first question, did you make your bed, second question, are you taking care of yourself, did you eat a healthy breakfast, did you exercise? POTUS said no he didn’t make the bed. He did eat breakfast, he had some carrot sticks for a snack, what had me laugh was he said he had some carrot sticks along with the potato chips.
ANNIEBELLA…I SAW THAT ON ELLEN….PRECIOUS…HIS HUMOR MAKES ME SMILE!!!!!..CHIPS AND STIX!!!!
Waving goodbye. @BarackObama about to depart Orlando for Miami, two fundraisers. #fox35 http://t.co/1VaURhxJWK #fox35 @danajayFOX35— myfoxorlando (@MyFoxOrlando) March 20, 2014
My friend you grew up in Russia and went to St. Petersburg University posted this to her FB page today. . .
For the first time in my life I became ashamed of my nationality.
Anita Ukrainka Girl writes her brother-in-law in Evpatoria is: you know how the Russians today have base? Without firing a shot, although the main headquarters of the Patriot of Ukraine to the bone, and was born and raised in … They were ready to die to defend his country’s flag. The Russians surrounded the school and a kindergarten. But the military said no-fold-enter to children …Natasha thrashed hysterically, she had never wanted to harm. Today she wished. go through what she went through. And fathers of these children. who are faithful to the oath.but above all, appreciate the lives of their children.I have tears rolling down the cheeks.She hates the Russians. Anyone with such joy, rubbing his palms, tries to seize Crimea … …And the Pope.the Pope silently put the machine on the ground.And the Russians on TV tell that without a drop of blood … ” (Translated by Bing)
Yeah. . . http://t.co/Eesay1xdCM— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) March 20, 2014
I think my President is thinking like a girl ! And more power to him. No, seriously, that is great; nearly spit out my diet coke with the comment that if men were having babies we’d have different policies.” My hubby was sitting right here and I read it to him. He agreed and said God Bless him! Think of it: there would probably be the most generous, most lenient maternity leave policy in the world. Insurance would probably cover contraception especially, since after the first few men had babies and saw when it entails …. there’d be no more of that. And for the ones who did … heck, they’d probably have insurance mandated nannies. And on and on. This is hilarious and would be so true. I love you Mr. President.
And daisydem, abortion clinics would be everywhere and and the doctors who performed them would be heroes. Men would loudly and continually brag about their power to make their own choices.
Boehner: States Helping Poor People Are “Cheating”
It was the GOP that insisted on this change. Dems said okay. They were accused by many on the left for caving. I have no doubt that the State Right issue folks are name calling.
He is a disgusting piece of crap…drunken a$$ wipe needs to crawl back into a bottle of booz and stfu.
in case anyone still needs convincing: the billionaires who own the entire major media are using their companies purely for propaganda reasons to diminish support for america’s first black president, who happens to be leading the biggest liberal renaissance in many generations, and here’s more proof:
“President Obama wasn’t excluded from Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list,” Fortune said in a statement. “He simply didn’t make this year’s list of 50 outstanding individuals who have demonstrated rare leadership, leadership in multiple areas or who have demonstrated a long history of leading.””
ignoring the seeming lack of simple logic within that statement, any objective analysis of the facts of just this last year alone would put president obama in the #1 spot. easy. yet, they put bill clinton at #5. “the news” is our number problem right now since republicans couldn’t get away with what they do if they were ever challenged on their lies, and far fewer people would vote for them. yet, the news promotes them, and the clintons for that matter…why is that is a question one needs to ask themselves.
The statement from fortune makes me want to throw up.
Me too Vicki!
Please tell me what the hell have Derek Jeter lead? The NY Yankees.
Bill Clinton has worked for years to get accepted by the “establishment”. With his Global initiative, he has met with the members of the plutocracy. He’s very very good at flattering their egos.
President Obama’s problem: he is not a schmoozer. He is not a politician in the traditional sense of the world. In an environment which is profoundly corrupted, he has remained honest and loyal to ordinary americans. He’s not “one of them” and never will be. So they are rejecting him. They’re not hiding their contempt anymore.
They think Hillary Clinton is the next president and they’ve begun to position themselves so they’ll be in the good graces of the Clintons.
I just hope that one day, President Obama is given ALL THE RESPECT he deserves. He’s an EXCEPTIONAL statesman. He operates at a level of consciousness much higher than the vast majority of politicians. I’m absolutely convinced that, AT THE CORE, it is the reason why he’s met with such entrenched opposition. The political intelligensia doesn’t “get” the guy; they view him with contempt because he doesn’t operate like they do. Many of them are so corrupted by power they don’t even see how corrupted they are.
Barack Obama, after his presidency, will remain in the public eye, and will continue to push for positive change. Without using too much harsh rhetoric against the plutocracy (that’s not his style), he will continue to wake up ordinary people to their power. History will see him as a TRANSFORMATIONAL figure.
I am sorry, but what Fortune did cannot be rationalized! In my humble opinion, what they did is purely a result of the Obama Derangement Syndrome!
To hell with Fortune.
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