Archive for October 20th, 2010

20
Oct
10

pleased to meet you too, oregon

President Barack Obama shakes hands upon his arrival in Portland, Oregon, before attending a rally for gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber

20
Oct
10

picture perfect: no 3

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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20
Oct
10

picture perfect: no 2

Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama exits his vehicle as he arrives to board his plane October 27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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20
Oct
10

oh boy, these people……

CBS: Dozens of Republicans who strongly touted their opposition to the 2009 Recovery Act have nonetheless quietly made requests for stimulus money, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity.

The report finds that leading members of Congress — including Rep. Pete Sessions, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former presidential candidates John McCain and Ron Paul, and Tea Party favorites Michele Bachmann and Sen. Scott Brown – have discreetly requested stimulus funds despite their public opposition to the initiative.

Sessions, a Texas Republican, has repeatedly decried the law as a “trillion dollar spending spree” that was “more about stimulating the government and rewarding political allies than growing the economy and creating jobs.” But in February of 2010, Sessions wrote to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urging him to allocate $81 million in stimulus money for a project in an affluent Texas suburb, according to the report.

In his letter of request, Sessions changed his tone regarding the potential usefulness of stimulus aid in relieving recession-related hardships. “Carrollton’s project will create jobs, stimulate the economy, improve regional mobility and reduce pollution,” he wrote.

Conservative advocacy groups that oppose the Recovery Act have expressed their dismay at news of the discrepancy between rhetoric and reality on the part of some lawmakers.

“The GOP should not be taking this money and spending it regardless of where it came from,” Rob Gaudet, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, said to the Center for Public Integrity. “They should be fighting against it with every fiber of their elected beings.”

20
Oct
10

go west, young man

President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One while departing the White House on October 20, 2010. The President is traveling to Oregon to attend a rally for gubernatorial incumbent John Kitzhaber (D-OR) as part of a five-state, four-day campaign swing, his longest of the season.

He’ll be raising money and rallying voters in Washington state, California and Nevada for Democratic Sens. Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid.

He will also stump for gubernatorial candidates in Oregon, California and Minnesota ahead of the Nov. 2 elections. The president returns to Washington on Saturday night.

20
Oct
10

you reap what you sow

First Lady Michelle Obama holds a sweet potato as she participates in a fall garden harvest with students from local D.C. schools in the White House Garden

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20
Oct
10

picture perfect: no 1

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (lower right) waves as he arrives at a rally of 100,000 supporters in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008

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20
Oct
10

enthusiasm gap? lol x 35,000

October 18: President Obama and the First Lady fired up a crowd of more than 35,000 in Columbus, Ohio

(Posting again because it’s a much better quality video than the original)

20
Oct
10

‘He’s doomed: In 52 weeks, Obama’s approval rating is down 4 points’

Media Matters:

No wonder the chattering class can’t stop talking about Obama’s polling woes, and why it won’t get off its beloved narrative about this presidency being in free fall. I mean, the man has had four entire points shaved off his approval rating over the last 52 weeks. (That’s .08 points per-week.)

Stick a fork in Obama, because he’s done, right?

And where does the latest bout of devastating polling news come from? From the NBC/Wall Street Journal results. But for some reason in their write-ups, both news organizations forget to mention that over the past 52 weeks, Obama’s approval rating in the very same poll is down a grand total of four points.

And oh yeah, the poll has a margin of error of three points, so it’s possible Obama’s approval rating has remained essentially unchanged for the last year.

Could his standing get any worse?

20
Oct
10

i love new york

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