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President’s Statement on Humanitarian Situation at Southwest Border

6:45 EDT: President Obama Makes a Statement on the Humanitarian Situation at the Southwest Border

Also at White House Live


178 Responses to “President’s Statement on Humanitarian Situation at Southwest Border”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    July 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Testing. :)

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      July 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      I’m good! :)

    • July 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      You passed and congrats on 1st, VC!!!

      Chips, 3 crashes of my browser since the WP ‘Like’ feature appeared, fyi!

      • 5 vcprezofan2
        July 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

        I don’t understand this, Bobfr. I’m Firefox too, and my browser was crashing fairly often 1 and 2 days ago. Today (whispering while crossing fingers and toes) it seems to be soldiering along, even with the blue stars. Makes me wonder why the ‘same’ browser would behave differently in different locales. Could it be another reason – like we are having rotating browser crashes (like rotating black out sessions during war)?

        • July 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

          Have no idea, VC. This phenomenon has happened only once before (earlier version of Firefox, btw) and that was the other time the “Like” WP feature was activated. That’s the only correlation in my experience. It’s really annoying because I have 14 tabs active with various work tasks so it means having to reload all of them and in some instances login to various accounts.

          • 7 vcprezofan2
            July 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

            Sorry, Bobfr! I can imagine how frustrating this has been as I get really ticked when mine crashes and I don’t usually have anything work related open. It irritates me when it happens because I don’t know what’s causing it and therefore can’t attempt to fix or work around it. A crashed, or frozen, computer is what sent me away from the village early for the past two nights, and earlier this morning. Then when I came on after waiting a few hours today, It kicked me out twice, then it’s been trudging along okay since. :roll:

            • July 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

              Lots of frustration, VC! Am quite empathetic, for sure. I’ve determined what triggers it to begin convulsing. If I right click anywhere near the ‘like’ – it causes the browser to freeze and rapidly flash thereby requiring me to force quit. So, I’ll try to remember not to right click (which I do, typically, to select ‘reload’ to refresh the page).

              • 9 vcprezofan2
                July 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

                A couple of pieces of info here that I hadn’t realized. TY . a) My browser did flash rapidly a couple of times before freezing last night and the night before. However for me there was no ‘like’ button.
                b) I never realized that I could refresh the page by using right click + reload. Now i know.

      • July 9, 2014 at 11:58 pm

        Bob, I am glad to hear that I am not alone! My browser crushed too after I clicked on the ” blue star like” button. I am definitely not going to click on it again.

    • 11 GGail
      July 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Congrats vc on First!

  2. July 9, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    BWWWAHAHAAAA!!

    • 14 99ts
      July 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      unreal – loved it on the last thread – love it some more here

    • 16 Cindy
      July 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Look at the jackass at the end of the table Mr. President; look at him…….I know pretty disgusting, but he’s not a bad arrsss after all.
      He’s just a damn cry baby wanting all of your attention.

      President Obama: please, please don’t, I am trying not to laugh at the jerk. Should I just slide him a pacifier?

      • 17 99ts
        July 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        It is a toddler’s pout Cindy – looks like Rick is having a bad hair day :)

        • 18 Cindy
          July 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

          He has a face like some of the kids I’ve dealt with in class; 1st they pout and of course I laugh, and then the fake crying starts. I will tell “ooops man Perry” what I tell the students……..SUCK IT UP AND GET TO WORK!

          This picture of him should circulate through twitter universe; #whatdoyouthinktheysaidaboutPerry?

    • 19 mophene
      July 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Look at Rick Perry’s face, they must be using big words.

    • 20 anniebella
      July 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Perry don’t look like he got the joke.

    • July 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Rick Perry’s face – LMAO! This is the GOP every time President Obama calls their bluff. ‘Oh, you want a meeting? Okay.’ LMAO!!

    • 23 donna dem 4 obama
      July 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      That picture has completely made my day!!!

  3. 25 Vicki
    July 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Penalty kicks. This is heartstopping.

  4. July 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

  5. 34 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    2 saves by ARG…..Keep it up guys….C’mon

  6. 35 Vicki
    July 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Argentina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 36 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Sunday WC Final:

    Argentina Vs Germany

    Ole, ole, ole…….

  8. 37 GGail
    July 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Ok folks, we can return to our normal activities till Sunday.

    This game is FINALLY over. (whew!)

  9. 40 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Gold and Ag for VC ;)

    Yes!

  10. 42 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  11. 45 anniebella
    July 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    CNN, is this Obama worse political crisis? No I thought it was the rollout of Obamacare, the debt limit not being raise, the Government closing, Benghazi,VA, IRA, Syria, Ukraine, oil leak on Gulfcoast it seem every other month the Republicans and the media have a worse political crisis for Obama. This is the favor of the month for the media.

  12. July 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Welp, I told the missus to not disturb me for about 4 hours on Sunday. She, of course, rolled her eyes.

  13. 49 99ts
    July 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    WH is live for the speech – not yet started

  14. 51 vcprezofan2
    July 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    PBO has started at WH.gov

  15. 53 Linda
    July 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Crumble Around The Country

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/abortion-clinic-buffer-zo_n_5571516.html#comments

    This is a ticking time bomb…….

  16. July 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I like the like button, because I like being liked.

    OK, I need to stop now.

  17. 55 CEB
    July 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    White house feed is wonky; switched to c-span. PBO went there on the House’s lack of action.

    • 56 Ladyhawke
      July 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Yes, Yes, Yes. President Obama asked Rick Perry to use his influence with the GOP Texas delegation to get his concerns addressed.

  18. 57 forus50
    July 9, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Hola! So Chipsticks I’ve seen this LIKE button a few times. I likey like. However it keeps going away. :( Is it here to stay this time?

  19. 58 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    <3 it

  20. July 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm

  21. 62 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

  22. July 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    What’s PBO saying? I’m on reference so can’t watch.

    • July 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      He’s telling them all to go to hell….figuratively. Damn.

    • 65 99ts
      July 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      He is steadfast on looking after the children, solving the issues that are sending them here and passing immigration reform. The media is keen on politicizing the issue – sending him to the border and asking stupid questions

  23. 66 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm

  24. 67 Cindy
    July 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA-visiting the border is nothing more than theatrical politics and photo-ops!

    AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THIS!

  25. 68 yardarm756
    July 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    The Righties are now standing there with their cajones buried in hot sand! I’m luvin’ it!

  26. July 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    “Let’s just get it done !!!”……..PBO. Hear that, miscreants ?

  27. July 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Oh snap ! When did TOD get a LIKE button? Thanks Chips. Now I may know if anyone reads my comments :-)

  28. July 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  29. 78 vcprezofan2
    July 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    PBO, I am so in love with you! <3 <3 <3 Do you guys see how our President is handling the questions! God, we. are. so. fortunate. to have THIS president in office – a leader who knows, and understands what he's doing.

    • 79 Ladyhawke
      July 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Me too VC, I am bursting with pride. President Obama just schooled everybody with the facts. He is fabulous in every way.

      • 80 vcprezofan2
        July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        This was one of the first thing that attracted me to BHO – the fact that he speaks to #Wethepeople live we have brains. Another first thing ;) was that he knows his ‘stuff’. I have never gotten a sense that he was trying to put one over on us. <3 <3 The president/leader I've been waiting for all my political life – to show me that there is more to politics than greed and chicanery!.

    • July 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Well said, VC! President Obama is absolutely amazing! At 68, and almost 69, President Obama is, without a doubt, the best president in my lifetime.

      • 86 vcprezofan2
        July 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

        Hel-lo, Nathk! In between my naps one of these nights, I’ll sign on just to say ‘hi’ in *your* real time. :grin:

  30. 87 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

  31. 88 99ts
    July 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    “Congress said they want a solution” – that about covers it – “politics versus solving the problems”.

    “I’m not interested in photo-ops – I’m interested in solving the problems”

    Press asking typical dumb political questions – not asking about the children, not asking about solving the problem – just interested in politics!

    Don’t know why the press bother being there – asking the President “are you interested in compromise” – what she means is – “will you resign and let the GOP take over” – cause that is what the GOP and the media call compromise.

    • 89 Vicki
      July 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      I agree with your comment, 99.
      The follow-up will be all about what PBO didn’t say enough of, or something silly.
      Unless and until Tweety writes PBO’s speeches he and the rest of the bought off motherf—ers of the MSM will crticize POTUS’ every words said and unsaid. Hate is the poison they are living on rather than oxygen.

    • July 10, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Exactly, 99ts! One of the biggest problem facing America is our unethical media, which are so pre-occupied with hype, sensationalism and parroting Republican talking points.

      • 91 99ts
        July 10, 2014 at 12:53 am

        Ours was the same until we got a right wing government – now they are discovering it isn’t quite as rosy as they thought

  32. July 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Let’s see how much pull Rick Perry has with the Texas delegation. The ball is in their court.

  33. 93 Cindy
    July 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    But Perry said; do it ”WITHOUT” Congress.

    Ahhhhh………they will be eating their own in a matter of time.

  34. 95 yardarm756
    July 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    It’s still PBO’s fault per Chris Matthews and cronies.-smh

  35. July 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    #OWNthe114th

    Yes WE MUST

  36. 105 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Calm. Cool. Collected.

    To the Point. Clear. Factually delivered…..No Drama…..Just the Facts, WHPC

    Is there any wonder the 98% who cover this President are so inadequate? Is there any wonder why Perry looked like he ran out of gas…..or rather, if full of Gas ;)

  37. July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

  38. 107 vcprezofan2
    July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Off to eat something.

  39. 108 anniebella
    July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    What the hell is wrong with Chris Matthews and his guest tonight?

  40. 114 desertflower
    July 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  41. July 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  42. 116 Linda
    July 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    My nephew was a Border Patrol Agent in AZ for 8 years. He is now a Special Agent with ICE on the northern border.

    They hate it when politicians show up ……

    • 117 dee
      July 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks for the info, the like button doesn’t work for me either….. Twitty was just out of gate… “goto the border. Didn’t they hear him say, he had met with the faith-based leaders about their great compassion, etc, who needs the president, clogging up the process with security sweeps etc?

  43. 118 Linda
    July 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Chris Matthews

  44. July 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

  45. July 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I do have to somewhat agree with Joy Ann. President Obama may have a bit of allergies or something but I detected a bit of a gasp in his breath a couple times. It scared the hell out of me at first. Let’s hope and pray he is not wearing himself out with all the concerns. He is after all a human with a tremendous amount of responsibility. Kai Rysdal from NPR interviewed him recently and gave a very fine review of same on radio, but detected that PBO is tired of the constant fights he has to endure with the recalcitrant (VP Biden’s word) congress. After a while bullshit is just that…..bullshit, and too much of it just stinks.

    • 131 Melanie
      July 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Maybe Joy was mistaking his sober tone for being worn out. Maybe he is tired but he is allowed to be because he’s human. We all have our periods when things wear on us; especially fighting the opposition he has for the last 6 years.

  46. 132 Divas Mom
    July 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    From the words of my great aunt Louise, “Don’t you know you cannot shit the shitter”. Best chest player thus far. I moved, now your move congress.

  47. 133 yardarm756
    July 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    It’s time for a big tot o’ Rhum!

  48. 140 carolyn
    July 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I watched the entire speech too. He is not worn out…..he is remarkably calm!

    We clearly heard him put it on Perry: “You undoubtedly have some influence with the Texas House delegation and Senate delegation, get them to work together on this and pass the supplemental, and then to pass the CIR.” It is really on Congress…….Perry wanted a “one-on-one” and he got one, and I believe he got schooled too.

    PBO was gracious in mentioning Perry’s four concerns and how they can be addressed, and time and again coming back to Congress passing the supplemental for immediate concerns, and the CIR for long term problems.

    I don’t know what Chris heard……does he ever listen? PBO pretty well dealt with the border visit…..”not interested in photo-ops.” Also, I understand the SS has some say on where he goes, and that would not be good. Jeh Johnson will be going for his SIXTH visit this weekend, and as PBO said, he is intimately acquainted with the situation.

    Rachel had one of the people involved in providing shelter for the children on her program the other night, he is a Dallas County Judge. I imagine he was in the meeting with the President. Notice, he was very complimentary of Dallas and their compassion and concern and plans. The present mayor of Dallas is the son of a friend of mine, a man of integrity, and I am not surprised that Dallas is stepping up. That office is a totally nonpartisan one too. The mayoral candidates do not run on party, which is good.

    I thought the questions were okay and dealt with the situation. I think these were Texas reporters, not the national ones, because they stayed on topic. Of course one had to ask about the “border photo-op” but, naturally he handled that well.

    • 141 Layla
      July 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Well, I applaud you for this wonderful comment! TY

    • 142 Vicki
      July 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Your views, beautifully expressed, are my views, too, carolyn.

    • 143 99ts
      July 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      None of the Press LISTEN to what the President says – they are too busy thinking about what they will say next, which is NEVER related to what the President has just said.

      I have a couple of dear relatives who are exactly the same – they look while I am talking & their next remark goes right back to where they were when they last said something. If you call them on it, they treat you as if you are crazy.

      They would do well in the WHPC.

    • 144 99ts
      July 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      I didn’t think much of the questions (I did miss the last one) but the others were very politically inspired and asked nothing about the children or the solution and showed no insight into the how and why of what is happening. PBO was very clear – issues in other countries are causing this to happen.

      Our excuse for a PM has gutted foreign aid – so we add to the worldwide refugee problem by giving no help to our less wealthy neighbors. Sad.

    • July 10, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Excellent comment, Carolyn!

  49. July 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    • 147 Vicki
      July 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      No, Joy. Dave has this right.
      Robert Burns wrote a moving poem that applies here, “Just for a handful of silver he left us.
      Just for a ribbon to pin on his vest.”

      It’s been 1/2 a century since I’ve read this and I may have gotten the quote or even the poet wrong. But you can get the idea, i think.

      • 148 99ts
        July 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        Robert Browning perhaps? I went looking because the poems of Burns – with the Scottish words – not usually so “english” :) – Wonderful memory Vicki – thank you for this

        http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173018

        The Lost Leader
        By Robert Browning

        Just for a handful of silver he left us,
        Just for a riband to stick in his coat—
        Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us,
        Lost all the others she lets us devote;
        They, with the gold to give, doled him out silver,
        So much was theirs who so little allowed:
        How all our copper had gone for his service!
        Rags—were they purple, his heart had been proud!
        We that had loved him so, followed him, honoured him,
        Lived in his mild and magnificent eye,
        Learned his great language, caught his clear accents,
        Made him our pattern to live and to die!

    • July 10, 2014 at 12:32 am

      Hi Prettyfoot, Dave Frost is absolutely spot-on! Thank you for sharing his tweet.

  50. 152 dotster3
    July 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I see others have commented on this—-but we—mr. dotster and I were so impressed with President Obama’s statement and answers to questions—–again the “only adult in the room”—as always——so common sense and clear on every detail and Repub irony. And then–we hear the complete nonsense by Tweety & Co.——he should go to the border—–what utter nonsense——and that he looked so tired, downtrodden, conflicted. WHAT???? None of that was true. Zero. That must have been a planned response before they even heard PBO speak—–because it was so removed from the reality we just witnessed with our own eyes. Mr. dotster said Tweety is just an actor, just goes with whatever he considers the current, political flow———no core beliefs or integrity, no real concern for truth, just playing a game. President Obama is so far above any of these jerks by every measure.

    • 153 dee
      July 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      I was curious what they would say, and instead of seeing a president who is dealing with the problem and offering solutions, AND putting the onus back on the republicans, they comment on the theatrics again. Idiots!!

  51. 154 anniebella
    July 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I’m going to say what I never thought I would say to Joy Reid. “F” Joy Reid. She has become like the others two bit cable pudits

    • 155 anniebella
      July 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Now that she has her show, she isn’t the Joy I liked so much.

      • 156 anniebella
        July 9, 2014 at 8:06 pm

        All Chris Matthews kept talking about was how tired POTUS looked, and he should go to the border. I got up got my remote and turn the freaking tv.

        • 157 anniebella
          July 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

          Maybe it’s just me cause POTUS did just fine to me and he didn’t look all that tired. Maybe it’s just me. Let me look at the statement again, watch it closely.

    • 158 Obama Grandmama
      July 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

      I am currently only watching Rev Al, Rachel and Lawrence. No more Joy, Ed, Matthews etc for quite awhile now. It has improved my mood a lot. Sounds to me like Joy and Spittle have both been advancing the GOP MSNBC station owners talking points the same as the Fox Commentators.

  52. 159 desertflower
    July 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    For anyone that had issues with foreclosure during the Great Recession..THIS IS POTENTIALLY EXCELLENT NEWS!

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/breaking-news-federal-judge-rules-against

    Breaking News: Federal Judge Rules Against MERS

    It’s a BFD!

    • 161 99ts
      July 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      I read that earlier df – I had NO idea that all these mortgage transfers were done without going through the normal procedures. I well remember our original property deed (sadly now on computer) with all the stamps as to who had the mortgageand whether there were any “right of ways” etc. We changed our mortgage company in the 90s and had to pay the fees and the new people held the deed.

      That these people bypassed the legal requirements is mind boggling – without thinking about the money that should have been paid! That a financial institution could “sell off” my mortgage without my knowledge is even more mind boggling. No wonder the economy collapsed. Excluding the 1%, property is the major investment of most people – and it was treated as a packet of candy!

      • 162 desertflower
        July 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        Ah yes! See how well they all “regulate themselves when no one is paying attention?” Not only that, but every time a mortgage was transferred or sold, it was supposed to pay money to the county recorders as fees…they were never paid to these individual counties ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. They rigged the system and screwed, not just the homeowners, but the county recorders in every county in every state! HUGE MONEY OWED TO THESE COUNTIES!!

        • 163 99ts
          July 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

          Our registration is done by State (for a fee) – I don’t know if similar happened here – but they may be lookin’.

    • 165 mtmarilyn
      July 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      He needs to retire. He is really going over the edge. Although I doubt anyone can tell him to do anything.

  53. 166 Cindy
    July 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Tweety just needs to be muzzled, and carted off to the Pounds with his bucket of spit strapped to his rear, and never heard from again.

  54. 167 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    ha. ha.

    bye.

  55. 168 desertflower
    July 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Consider signing to show support for Dem bill to counter Hobby Lobby ruling. Tweetable??

    http://m.elizabethwarren.com/blog/our-new-bill-to-fight-hobby-lobby

    • 169 desertflower
      July 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Remember??

      In 2012, Republicans tried to pass the Blunt Amendment – legislation that would allow employers and insurance companies to deny women’s health care services – even birth control – based on any vague moral objection.

      When the Blunt Amendment failed, the Republicans resorted to hostage-taking. Remember last year’s government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy? That all started with a GOP threat to get Democrats to change the law so employers could deny coverage for birth control.
      When Democrats wouldn’t cave and the government shutdown backfired, the Republicans turned to their conservative friends on the United States Supreme Court – five justices who are among the top ten most pro-corporate justices to serve in the last half-century – to do what Congress and the American people would not: give corporations rights to determine women’s access to health care coverage.

      We cannot stand by while the radical right of our country conducts a full-scale assault on women’s rights and basic health care.

  56. 170 carolyn
    July 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Many of you commented on the picture of the President laughing with the Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings. He is a man of integrity and wisdom. The mayor’s job is not a partisan one in Dallas, and I have a feeling PBO enjoyed being with him. I knew his mother well. She died of cancer, and spent a miserable last six months. He took care of her in his home. He is a fine man. I knew he would be at the meeting. Also, the Dallas County Judge who was on Rachel’s show, I’m sure was there. He spearheaded the effort to find shelter and homes for the children in Dallas.

    I understand the negative feelings expressed here about Texas…..we’ve had too many crazy politicians from there, really awful ones. However, remember there is a huge swath of blue in Texas, from Houston, to Austin to San Antonio, and yes much of Dallas. Not Fort Worth. It is very red.

    But, remember, there are many people like my children who live in Texas, who are not crazy rightwingers, so, when people say “Let Texas secede” I get a bit testy. Dallas has been good to our son. He moved there in 1997 with a company, made good money, then that company folded, but he went out on his own……and built a successful company building and maintaining computer networks for attorneys, doctors and dentists in North Dallas.

    As more people move to Texas from the North, East and Far West, the nature of the state is gradually changing, for the better.

    • July 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks for sharing your personal connection to Texas. It’s easy to paint everyone with the same brush when there are so many like Bush or Perry from that state.

    • 172 Mela in TX (@bluetexasmoon)
      July 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks, Carolyn. People forget that we have been home to some wonderful Dems like Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Jim Hightower and the incomparable Molly Ivins. Sadly, the teanuts have taken over but there are more Dems than most folks realize.

    • 173 0388jojothecat
      July 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      nclb I used to work for the TX Comptrollers office in Los Angeles back in the 80’s. Texas was cool back then totally a DEM state and it will be again soon. I so glad that there are some good people in TX that are helping these refugee children.

    • 174 mtmarilyn
      July 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks for the information Carolyn. I have wonderful friends who live in Texas and are very caring and loving people. Also Dems. I also have friends who live there and are the PBO hating Repubs. I try to give Texas a break but sometimes this Governor doesn’t help. Thank goodness for your children and friends who keep up the fight.

  57. 175 dotster3
    July 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    More tragic gun violence—-7 shot, 5 dead at a home near Houston, Tx.

  58. July 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Great speech. I like the way POTUS put the ball in the GOP hand. Up to them to make a slam dunk or fall flat on their faces. I can see a lot of scared noses in the future. They will never learn. What a shame


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