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9.9M Jobs In 53 Months. You Mad, GOP?

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108 Responses to “9.9M Jobs In 53 Months. You Mad, GOP?”


  1. 1 Paulita
    August 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Come on guys!! Step up 8-)

  2. 3 LDS
    August 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    No, you got this!

    • 4 Paulita
      August 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Hey LDS. :D Keeping hope alive!!

      • 5 LDS
        August 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

        You bet, Paulita. But going to be revived, relaxed and restored for a couple of days to get ready for the work that we are going to do for the upcoming months.

        Attended memorial services for a dear friend’s sister last night. I am so grateful that she a agreed to go with a group of us when plans were made during the winter months.
        Right about now, this is just what she needs.
        I woke up this morning still in love with hope!

  3. 6 Paulita
    August 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I mean, Our Pres was like the cool professor in a room of children; only the children he encounters have wayyy more class. :)

  4. 7 japa21
    August 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    • 8 Nena20409
      August 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      So Japa, all Annie “show me” got out of the presser was the word, FOLKS?

      How terribly feckless, idiotic, asinine, childishly unprofessional.

      Not all who can construct a Tweet, should.

      • August 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

        I was thinking the same thing Nena….you would think that was the ONLY thing he said in the whole press briefing. But of course we know it’s all about trying to create another distraction.

  5. 10 Nena20409
    August 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    :) Paulita has the Au :star:

  6. August 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Congrats on 1st Paulita.

    Very fine synopsis of America’s economic recovery under President Obama’s stewardship, NW. Thank you.

  7. 16 GGail
    August 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I thought PBO looked really good in that color of blue suit.

    Then, he began to speak and I forgot all about the color of the suit.

    He speaks real good :-)

    I especially liked when he called them out for how they gave him so much grief about the economy, jobs, etc, and yet, today – not a word. BOOM!

  8. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Re-posted from the end of the previous thread:

    Having once lived in Florida for nearly two decades and possibly returning to it one day (but, this time, this request is NOT all about me – I have grandkids and friends there!), I’d like to encourage anyone interested to contribute to Charlie Crist’s campaign for 2014! Thanks. I’m trying to help get the alien Rick Scott outta the governor’s mansion!

    http://www.charliecrist.com/

  9. August 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Exceptionally proud of our President today. His moral stewardship of America is even more important than his economic, military and diplomatic leadership and today he addressed one of the gravest lapses in moral leadership in American history – GWB and Cheney’s torture regime.

    #TrustBarack

    #OWNthe114th

    • 21 japa21
      August 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      She is also totally unaware. It is hardly the first time he has used the word to describe actions that were taken under the previous administration. I don’t have the specific quotes, dates etc, but he has said it several times, including, I believe, in his speech in Cairo.

    • 22 Paulita
      August 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you. This!!!

    • 23 EricFive
      August 1, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Very well said Bobfr.

  10. August 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Good grief, Ezra Klein and Annie Lowrey’s shilling against the President is reaching epic proportions these days. Wow.

    • 25 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Perhaps they were hoping to cash in on a book about the MASSIVE failure of the ACA due to website glitches….guess that didn’t pan out quite as they had hoped…

    • 26 GGail
      August 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Chips, you are awesome on twitter today. You’ve got me laughing and shaking my head :D

  11. 27 Nena20409
    August 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Since 1997……

    The fastest Job growth and Manufacturing expanding.

    Loved how POTUS started off with the Economy and Finished with the Economy.

    WHPC collectively had a Gasache today. I say: Happy Aug 1st fools :)

  12. 28 Jeff
    August 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Okay I hope we can get this country in the right direction. The GOP have really screwed it up in a major way.

  13. August 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    • 30 GGail
      August 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      See? You are on FIRE today!

    • 35 arapaho415
      August 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you Chips, for this tweet.

      @AnnieLowrey is the biggest snob (that I know of) in MSM. @EzraKlein has always been snarky, but hanging around her he became unbearably condescending, smug and self-righteous. I can’t bear to even think of him, so have no idea what he’s been tweeting lately, but this is the most immature, unprofessional and uninformative tweet since the last one I read from her.

      I hope they both go down in flames. She doesn’t deserve a @NYTimes gig, has no talent except for knowing she’s better than everyone else.

      She is so un-selfaware that she’s snarking about real people, real events, real policies.

      MSM has jumped the shark this week, chomping at the bit to take off for the Hamptons or the south of France, clutching at #coleslawgate and #folksgate and reporting them as scandals. JHC.

    • August 2, 2014 at 3:04 am

      Absolutely brilliant! Thank you Chips for all your tweets! You, NW, Bobfr, AMK, Hopefruit, Japa, LL, LP, Donna Dem, VC and many other TOD members have really been fighting a heroic job on twitter.

  14. 37 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  15. 41 Nena20409
    August 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Awesome Post Nerdy Wonka. You did it again!

  16. August 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Float On, Paulita. Float On…..
    Congratulation for being #1.
    Packing for vacation to Sedona, Arizona for six days of spa and relation with eleven stressed out, beat down women.
    We planned this during the long cold winter and now I feel guilty because of all of the senseless killings of innocent women and children in Gaza.
    Not to add this stupid GOP Congress adding insult to injury. They do not have a clue what they are doing and most of them don’t care.
    While our President works so hard, keeps it real and they still find fault with him.

    I am so glad he has Michelle, Mrs. Robinson and the girls to keep him loved. As much as I would love for him to remain President for life, no one should have to endure so much bullshit when you are trying so hard to do the right thing. I will be in “lurking mode” next week. Unless, of course, I just have to vent. I am going to go see Mr. JB this weekend to get my dance on before I leave.
    You all will continuously be in my prayers as for peace in the ME and the President will be able to find funds for the border patrol.
    Keep the candles lit for our President , his family and this Administration.
    PEACE.

    • 43 Paulita
      August 1, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Lurk in peace LDS; remember, we have an adversary who tries to steal our joy so stay vigilant and refreshed :)

      • August 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm

        Thank you, Paulita. I sure needed that light of encouragement.
        Our President is truly amazing to take all that he does and continues to stand in grace.
        What a caring, loving human being.

  17. August 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    1997. Boom times. Where I worked so many people quit to work full-time all year round. I worked year round. People were wondering how to fill all the low-level jobs things were so good. The Internet Boom. America at peace. Then came Shrub.

  18. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    GGail mentioned we were all giving @amandacarpenter “the blues,” which prompted me to find Elton’s old song. I’m not posting this on Twitter for sad amanda – don’t want to call any more attention to her – but if one listens to the words, I personally can see President Obama singing this to the White House Press Corps as he walks out the door on his way to his birthday celebration and vacation!

    “And while I’m away
    Dust out the demons inside … ”

    “And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
    Time on my hands
    Could be time spent with you … ”

    So amusing how the awful reporters have that love-hate relationship with the President; they try to hate him, but they really just want to BE him. I am totally convinced of that.

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  20. August 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Okay, I’ve officially given up figuring out what Twitter is trying to do with it’s Tweeting Tweets thing.

  21. August 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  22. 58 4morefor44
    August 1, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    i never see people mention how the unemployment rate would be substantially lower than the already relatively low 6.1-6.2% it’s been recently, if republican governors across america weren’t purposely laying of state workers to try and hurt our economy as much as they can, and then blame our president.

    a report that made the rounds last year (cant’ remember from where but a respectable place) said all those public-worker lay offs could account for an additional 1% to the unemployment number, so if true we could right now be around 5.1% unemployment if republicans were not unnecessarily laying off state workers all around america. then of course how much lower would it be still if the federal and state governments were allowed to hire at a rate that was historically acceptable, my god, we’d be in the 4% range right now. thanks you democrats and president obama! we need to get you the House back!

    • 59 Vicki
      August 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Very important point, 4more. All the GOP tax cuts shrunk city and state revenues which led to massive layoffs of needed city and state workers. A vicious cycle.
      This is what POTUS has been working to turn around into what he calls a Virtuous Cycle.
      Imagine if all the workers whose efforts cities are suffering without were restored to their jobs!!!

    • 60 GGail
      August 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Yes! 4more – PBO needs the House in his corner. Let’s do all we can to make that happen!!! :-)

  23. 61 Nena20409
    August 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    First, he wrote his despicable Genocide piece. Then he stood by it while the Times issued a lukewarm deniability. Now this?

    When the Voices of Many say: You are despicable……a change of heart?

  24. 64 EricFive
    August 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    The pettiness and stupidity are reaching such levels that us folks who are not infected with ODS can no longer understand what the latest fake outrage is supposed to be about. Is this “Folks-gate” nonsense supposed to be a shiny object to deflect blame from GWB/GOP for sanctioning torture? If that is the case, the GOP/MSM are in deep doo-doo.

    • 65 Nena20409
      August 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      It is a form of ODS that Has a Beginning, Middle and an End. Simply, Distractions. Never Covering any GOOD News where president Obama is concerned.

  25. 66 kasai
    August 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm

  26. August 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    • August 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      This was an excellent article. Meant to include this quote

      ….Why is Obama reiterating this now? Because the report is on the way, and because by being blunt he can go further than the authors of the report will go. (They do not use the word “torture.”) And because Obama’s approach to the topic, like his approach to the issues discussed in the NDU speech, is an assurance that the worst practices ended when he took over.

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    • 75 dotster3
      August 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      I saw that and remembered he had said the “t” word previously. But today so many folks, who obviously haven’t been paying attention, are acting like they’re in shock: “He said Torture!” Something—–anything—-to jump on. Pitiful political atmosphere here.

      • August 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

        I have no clue if they’re being ‘willfully ignorant fucksticks’ (thank you Bill Weir), Dotster, or what.

        It’s like EJ Dionne the other day thinking ‘don’t boo, vote’ was new.

        And during the last campaign a reporter – can’t remember who – said PBO’s use of ‘take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes’ at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner was directed at and demeaning to African Americans – when he had used the same phrase in numerous campaign speeches, to crowds of every class, creed and color.

        They either never listen to him, despite being paid to, or, indeed, they are willfully ignorant fucksticks.

  30. 78 EricFive
    August 1, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Love your tweets Chips. Funny and informative. You are in a Michael Jordan-like zone today.

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  32. August 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Don’t tell McClownell?

  33. August 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

  34. 85 kasai
    August 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Unless I am missing something? How misleadind is this headline…. from the Atlantic?

    “Obama Says America Tortured, but That’s Not Enough”

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/obama-says-america-tortured-and-thats-not-the-problem/375479/

    • August 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      extraordinary photos….the world is not being silent…they are raising their voices in protest of the bombing and destruction of Palestine

    • 94 Vicki
      August 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you Thank you Thank you, Jeff.
      This collection is astonishing if all your info comes from American or Israeli sources.

      The world is watching.

      Best sign said “Shooting people in a trap isn’t self-defense.”

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  39. August 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I’m not feeling up to par so I’m not going to tweet this, but there are a lot of articles about Bush et al being torturers. Remember when he couldn’t travel abroad? I’ll just give you some links if you are interested. Torture is definitely mentioned.

    Served under Bush: UN Could Prosecute Bush for War Crimes, Says Ex-U.S. Terror Czar

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/18441-un-could-prosecute-bush-for-war-crimes-says-ex-u-s-terror-czar

    Bush Administration Convicted of War Crimes

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35134.htm

    Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lumpur_War_Crimes_Commission

    Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia

    http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/05/12/bush-convicted-of-war-crimes-in-absentia/

    Canadians Seek Dick Cheney’s Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/dick-cheney-canada-arrest_n_4175180.html

    Take care of your good selves.

  40. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    August 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Good Evening TOD. I must apologize because I had plan to do a call to action and money bomb for donations to Democrats today but got hit with a big project at work yesterday which left me with little to know free time. I’ll try again next week :(

  41. 108 Don
    August 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    What I witnessed today from President Obama was better than porn, let me rephrase that, it was as good as porn, there. When I heard that President Obama was going to be making a statement, I just knew he was going to be calling out some “folks.” This was classic Obama, the counter-puncher in chief. There was no way President Obama was going to let the Republican sashay on down the road to vacation without dropping a mic or two, and did he ever. A sitting President telling the world that his country tortured some “folks,” my god! Ladies and gentlemen you are watching a man that is so unencumbered it is almost scary. I am absolutely blown away by President Obama’s statement, I shouldn’t be, but I am.

    I don’t know if anyone here has seen the movie “Network,” but for those that have. I thought President Obama was going to pass-out after saying “we tortured some folks.


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