173 Responses to “‘The right thing to do’”

  1. 1 Liberal Librarian
    June 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    He IS the President of the United States, and you WILL respect that position.

  2. 3 sherijr
    June 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I have been tearing up all day over this announcement, I can barely articulate how grateful I am to be alive to watch this President continue to make our country and our people greater and more humane. today more lives were bettered (again) by the actions of President Barack Obama.

    • 4 Hachikō
      June 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      As an immigrant who came here just out of my teens, and who gained citizenship only through marriage (a real marriage, btw), I understand the impact of this decision. This president is working everyday to bring people out of the shadows. God bless him.

      • 5 sherijr
        June 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        oh Hachiko I didn’t know this.. I’m so glad you came here 🙂 and yes President Obama is doing exactly that, all the lives he’s changed for the good mean something.

        • 6 Hachikō
          June 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

          🙂 My life has been one adventure after the other, my dear Sheri. Up until now, it’s been a life i’ve been proud of. I’ve experienced many things, good and bad, which is why I easily empathize with people. More often than not, it’s an experience I, too, have shared. 🙂

    • 9 jackiegrumbacher
      June 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Sherij, I so agree with you. This is a man of so much courage and heart it takes your breath away.

  3. 11 overseasgranny
    June 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Getting hooked on here to get the updates on the asshole Neil Munro. I really, really want the Daily Caller’s press credentials pulled.

    • 12 Liberal Librarian
      June 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      From what I gather, it was a temporary press pass. I don’t think the press office will be renewing it.

      • 13 overseasgranny
        June 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

        I’m sure it won’t be, but I want the Daily Caller’s permanent pass revoked for allowing this jerk, Munro, to get in.

      • 14 theo67
        June 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        He was even standing there with his necktie loosened, his hands in his pocket, and the look of an arrogant fool on his face. I’m livid.

        • 15 utaustinliberal
          June 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

          He’s an arrogant smug jerk that’s for sure.

          • 16 HZ
            June 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

            Theo67, that was one of the first observations that I noticed. I don’t care if his excuse was that it was hot, etc., the word is RESPECT to The President of the United States.

            However, I know that POTUS could not say or do what he really wanted to say to this ugly and disrespectful person, but we will remember the goodness of what PBO did on this afternoon in that Rose Garden. PBO was the Greater and Better Man left standing. And so many wonderful human beings will have a better life in the country that they love and cherish. We Did The Right Thing by electing President Barack Obama in 2008, and we will do the Right Thing by Re-Electing President Barack Obama on Nov.6, 2012. HZ

      • 17 overseasgranny
        June 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        Chris Wallace and Shep Smith make shame at Tucker Carlson and Neil Munro. Pffffffft!! LMAO

      • 18 Cathy from MN
        June 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        He’s a low life scum and the Daily Caller is a two bit rag. Take a look at their site; the headlines are cheap, angry lines, “Obama Girl, Fluke, endorses Obama” What a piece of junk; don’t deserve our attention and, yes, I hope their press credentials get pulled — no more temp credentials for those jerks. There is a measure of respect of the office of the President of the United States and they need to get it.

  4. June 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    So it’s sort of interesting that Team Obama is deploying Rendell as an official surrogate this weekend, countering Mitt Romney’s bus tour as it rolls through Pennsylvania:

    Tomorrow, June 16 at 11:30AM as Mitt Romney travels across Pennsylvania and stops in Quakertown, former Gov. Rendell joins Treasurer Rob McCord, former Congressman Patrick Murphy, State Rep. Eugene DePasquale, candidate for Congress Kathy Boockvar and community leaders to hold a press conference outside of Romney’s event to discuss what Romney Economics would mean for economic growth and the middle class here in Pennsylvania.

    Democratic leaders will highlight Mitt Romney’s real economic record and discuss the broken promises Romney made while running for governor of Massachusetts for more jobs, less debt, and smaller government — the same promises he is making today. Once in office, Romney failed to keep those promises: He sank Massachusetts to 47th out of 50 in job creation, hiked taxes and fees by $750 million a year, and left taxpayers with the highest debt per person in the country. 

    While the president has outlined a clear plan to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down our debt in a balanced way, Mitt Romney has provided no real plan to help the middle class. Instead, he has promised economic policies that are familiar and troubling: more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer rules for Wall Street, the same formula that benefited a few, but crashed our economy and devastated the middle class. Romney Economics didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.


    • June 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Keep your frenemies close!

    • 24 Brit
      June 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      I don’t understand why they are using Rendell. Have they not been hearing what he has been saying for the past few months!! They have plenty of people they can use as surrogates, but they keep using the same Dems who work against the campaign’s message. I don’t understand what Messina is doing.

      • 25 CindyH
        June 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        I’m guessing it’s another trap to force discussion that the media otherwise ignores …

      • 28 Tally
        June 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        Patience Grasshopper. All shall be revealed. 😀

      • 29 theo67
        June 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        Rendell will do well to review the Cory Booker incident. It won’t end well for him, career-wise.

      • 30 jackiegrumbacher
        June 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        Keep your friends close and our enemies closer. He’s roping Rendell into his camp to shut him up and believe me, that guy’s ego is big enough to fall for it.

        • 31 HZ
          June 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

          Jackiegrumbacher, first, thank you again for another beautiful donation. (((( Love you))))).
          JG, you are so right. PBO knows how to play chess. He knows who and what Rendell does, however, being that Rendell was the former governor of Pennsylvania, the president knows that there is an advantage of having Rendell with this group.

          Remember that Patrick Murphey is very, very close to PBO and he will speak out with the truth for him. Former Congressman Murphey will also speak up when Rendell thinks that he will bad-mouth POTUS during this forum.

          Remember POTUS has always shown Patrick his support especially because he remembers that Patrick stood with him during the ACA., and maybe one of the main reasons Patrick lost his seat. Plus, when Patrick was running for Attorney General of Pennsylvania, he had support from PBO. So I believe that POTUS is well covered even with Rendell in the group. PBO is so generous, but very knows what is going on within these groups. He tries to give them an opportunity to show their better angels, then when they fly off to another space that carries contention, he never gives that angel wings to fly in his space. Watch him.HZ

  5. 32 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm


    A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

    — Mark Twain

    The debunking of Mitt Romney’s lies never get the full coverage they deserve from the mainstream media. This is what Mitt Romney banks on while he confuses the public and muddies the waters.

    (h/t Bob Cesca’s 6/14 podcast)

  6. 33 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Yay! Super excited!

  7. 34 Bill
    June 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Does anyone know who backed Tucker Carlson to finance The Daily Caller?

  8. 37 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    ohforfucksake. I’m still on the other thread. GAH.

  9. 39 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    The fucker is still hurtin’ from the nut kicker today. winguts or latinos ? what do I do ? what do I do ? How’s that etch-a-sketch working for you mitt boy now that you’ve been painted into a corner ?

    • June 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      It’s another brilliant trap, just like the contraceptive trap!
      I am sure he has more of these, isn’t he smart?

      • 41 amk for obama
        June 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        You betcha. Also. Too.

        Thanks chips for the video. Loved the way he handled that racist nut.

    • 42 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Love this. I’m having some chips and salsa now…and might even make a margarita..it’s 5 o’clock SOMEWHERE! Because when the RW talks about those nasty ILLEGALS…they only mean those BROWN MEXICAN people…screw them! I’m celebrating…and called the WH just now to say thank you!!

      • 43 HZ
        June 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

        Desertflower, I just made the tray ready for my evening celebration as well. Wine is chilling right now. Salad ready. Heart is running, but I am elated and will be carefully.

        Oh, I love our brillant POTUS!!! We all will be celebrating with our First Family and Senior Advisor, Valarie as they all celebrate the lovely wedding celebration of Valarie’s lovely daughter.

        We have Father’s Day to celebrate, our Brilliant POTUS and WhiteHouse Team, and Many, Many thanks to our wonderful Chips, and the wedding.
        Weather permitting, we will have a beautiful weekend, TOD Family. I am loving it.

        Keep me in your thoughts and prayers of goodness. This beautiful muscle in my chest is acting up, but I know that it is the stress from yesterday’s activities for our great president, and the fundraiser’s goal to get done, and just simply fatigue. However, I do Not give up. Let us make our weekend a beautiful one all over our TOD Family’s locales. ((((( I love you all so very much)))))) HZ

    • 45 Ladyhawke
      June 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Maybe Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer can work up enough courage to ask him about the immigration announcement on Sunday. At least by then, Mitt will have had enough time to huddle with his advisers to hammer out an appropriate response.

    • June 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Love your comment. I about choked on my ice tea.

    • 48 Cha
      June 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      willard and his etch a sketchers are doing the cornered rabid rat imitation to a tea.

  10. 49 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm


  11. 50 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Anyone who wants to stream it live (en Française) for free:


  12. June 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm


  13. 56 nabsentia23
    June 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I’m totally floored by the hyprocrisy of this creep who interrupted the President!

    Since when has Ireland been a part of the United States?

    • June 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Moreover, which Person with connections got Him in There?
      Me thinks, every WH press Person, knows that answer!

      • 58 theo67
        June 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

        Given that all pundits are talking more about the incident with the idiot, rather than the policy announcement, I would say that whomever paid this loser to heckle the President from the White House lawn got their money’s worth.

        • 59 nabsentia23
          June 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

          I wouldn’t bet on that. Yes, the policy announcement is being sidetracked, but at the same time, this heckler is another case of the rightwing overplaying their hand. The hyprocrisy of the Irish immigrant complaining about immigrants taking American’s jobs is pathetic. And I believe this will backfire.

  14. 63 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    • 64 theo67
      June 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      This is a bit deceptive. The directive doesn’t put anyone on the path to citizenship. It just takes them off the deportation list, giving Congress time to actually do it’s job.

      • 65 desertflower
        June 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

        Exactly right. They just won’t be deported..hopefully they can eventually BE on a path to citizenship

      • 67 amk for obama
        June 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

        What is deceptive ? on the road to citizenship , not citizenship per se.

        • 68 theo67
          June 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

          If this is the only announcement someone sees, they will get the wrong impression. It is not putting anyone on the road to citizenship. The President was explicit about this. It’s simply halting deportations and providing a path to legal authorization to work. It doesn’t do anyone any favors to mischaracterize this action – which is stellar on its own merits. Congress needs to act in order to put anyone on the path to citizenship.

          • 69 amk for obama
            June 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

            I disagree. It conveys the essence in a nutshell. I am sure people who are really affected are not going to by one tweet alone.

    • June 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      My moron ex-Mayor. UGH.

  15. 74 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm


    ose Strasser and Scott Keyes on Jun 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. Richard Land, a top conservative evangelical leader, came out strongly in favor of President Obama’s new immigration policy today, slamming Republicans who would call the move “amnesty.”
    On the same day that President Obama announced a plan to give young undocumented people the ability to work in the United States, Land told ThinkProgress at the Faith & Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C. that Mitt Romney and other Republican leaders need to take a hard look at their own stances on immigration issues, especially in regard to youth “haven’t done anything wrong.”

    • 75 Bill
      June 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Willard is in a corner and has no idea what to do.

      • 76 nathkatun7
        June 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

        I bet you tomorrow he will say that he deserves credit for what the President did because when he promised to veto the Dream Act, if elected President, he was merely saying that to push the President to act. And the media will eat this mumbo jumbo up.

  16. 77 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    A real nutkicker for true. Just heard Steve Kornacki say that Romney had planned to roll something similar though not as complete (the Rubio Plan) later in the campaign to allow him to tack back to the center on immigration and appeal to Hispanics.
    Outsmarted by PBO again.

    • 78 criquet
      June 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      This was on Martin Bashir’s show.

    • 79 theo67
      June 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      I don’t believe it. How exactly was Romney going to “roll out something similar” when he’s already on record saying that he wants undocumented immigrants to experience a reality that is so desperate and miserable that they will self-deport? He didn’t make an exception for children.

      • 80 desertflower
        June 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

        Because he’s in bed with Kris Koboch, the author of SB 1070 in AZ, and Rubio….I say that is a VERY uncomfortable position for him. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

      • 81 nathkatun7
        June 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm

        He also declared in one of those GOP Debates that he would veto the Dream Act.

      • 82 susanne
        June 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        how exactly: etch-a-sketch!

  17. 83 Linda
    June 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. Richard Land, a top conservative evangelical leader, came out strongly in favor of President Obama’s new immigration policy today, slamming Republicans who would call the move “amnesty.”


    • 84 amk for obama
      June 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Tweeted Linda.

  18. June 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a step that officials said would save lives, the Obama administration on Friday announced new air quality standards intended to reduce the amount of soot that can be released into the air.


  19. 87 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm


    • 88 desertflower
      June 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Because he has a common sense approach, how long will to take Republicans to politically crucify him?

    • 89 utaustinliberal
      June 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Well, it’s official. Pigs are flying.

      • 90 hopefruit2
        June 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        I thought I saw a boar fly past my window a few minutes ago. That must be it!

        But jokes aside this is seriously a BFD for the DREAMERS. There’s no stopping our President when it comes to doing what is right. That heckler could Phuck right off. There’s a special place for him for HELL, and he can take Willard, Cheney and some others in the media with him to that place.

  20. 91 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  21. June 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  22. 96 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  23. 97 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  24. June 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Romney has a problem! Has he responded?

    • 100 57andfemale
      June 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      A repost from a site to which I will not link:

      Mitt Romney’s campaign today on Obama’s executive order:

      Romney adviser Kevin Madden on immigration decision: Romney is focused on the economy.

      Now, we all know Republicans aren’t all that adept at handling complexity, but we’re only talking about two issues here: immigration and the economy. If he can’t chew gum and walk at the same time, Mitt Romney isn’t fit to be president. He’s now failed this test.

  25. June 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Darrell Issa must be on a defibrillator right now.

  26. 102 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  27. 103 57andfemale
    June 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    From a site to which I will no longer link:

    Mitt Romney’s campaign today on Obama’s executive order:

    Romney adviser Kevin Madden on immigration decision: Romney is focused on the economy.

    Now, we all know Republicans aren’t all that adept at handling complexity, but we’re only talking about two issues here: immigration and the economy. If he can’t chew gum and walk at the same time, Mitt Romney isn’t fit to be president. He’s now failed this test.

  28. 110 yardarm756
    June 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Now Dylan Rat is calling his speech ‘panderin’. He can’t get off of MSNBC fast enough for me.

  29. 117 57andfemale
    June 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Hey if we’re gonna go after votes, I prefer the hardworking kid who has known no other home but the U.S. and is willing to work hard and serve his country over the pandering to racist idiots.

    I’ll take our ‘pandering’ anytime. Our President is doing the Right Thing for our country.

    • 118 japa21
      June 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Keep in mind, the people impacted by this can’t vote. However, they all have friends and families that are able to vote. This is not going to necessarily increase the percentage of Latinos that were going to vote for PBO,although it may, but what it will do is increase the Latino turnout as they will want to make sure that Romney can’t overturn this order by an executive order of his own.

      • 119 japa21
        June 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        And in addition, that increased turnout may well be the difference in many Congressional races which may put more Dems in Congress.

      • 120 57andfemale
        June 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

        Exactly. I phrased that wrong, even though I knew in my addled brain what I meant.

        It’s so reasonable, so rational to do this. But there is no longer reason or rationality in American politics. Stunning.

  30. 121 whatisworking
    June 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Greetings TOD family

    Thank you Mr. President. I am so proud of him.

    I was a bit discouraged to see how much blog space has been taken up by that rude reporter. So….

    I was reading an article about the story and decided to paste in some comments so we can get back on praising the President instead of focusing on the rude oaf.

    comment #1
    Bravo Mr. President! Some Americans need to learn that we are not only citizens of this country, but of the world. Every (non American Indian) one of us, came here from somewhere else. By showing this foresight, the President is allowing the cream to rise to the top, and the result will make America better for it.

    Comment #2
    Finally! This is very exciting news. If we are going to spend the money to educate these students from K to 12th grade, we should allow them to put their education to use in our country. It’s a win win for everyone. Thanks Obama!

    Comment #3
    for those who think Executive Orders are brand new, “The Emancipation Proclamation” by Abe Lincoln was an Executive Order.

    Let’s wallow in the joy we feel today as our President has stood up for young people.

  31. 123 xtine
    June 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Where are our Rhymsters? OK. Ahem:

    I love my POTUS, yes I do!
    And I love FLOTUS, too!

    Giving some to Elijah, yes!
    Just saw him on Bashir, & said another yes!
    Give more love to Eric too!
    Tra-la-la-lah, uh-hum!

    (Temporary Press Pass Idiot — please go back to the Caller hole from which you slithered)

    The End

  32. June 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  33. 125 amk for obama
    June 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    It’s almost 2 am. Gunnite folks. What a momentous day.

  34. 128 Claire
    June 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Love the photo of:
    New Yorkers stand on posts waiting for the presidential motorcade to pass by


  35. 130 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  36. 135 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm


    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXII

    By Steve Benen


    A New York Times editorial this morning noted, almost in passing, that Mitt Romney’s “entire campaign rests on a foundation of short, utterly false sound bites.” That’s true, but the fact that such observations have become commonplace is itself rather jarring.

    It’s equally jarring to appreciate why Romney does this. As Kevin Drum explained this week, the Republican presidential hopeful tells falsehoods because he knows he can get away with it.
    Previous editions of Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity: Vol. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII,XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI



    • 136 Tally
      June 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      They need to stop calling it Mendacity, and call it LYING. The sheep have no idea what Mendacity means. Polysyllabic words are hard.

      • 137 desertflower
        June 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        polysyllabic…that would give them a freaking heart attack

      • 138 nathkatun7
        June 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

        I agree with you Tally! Steve’s Benen’s title should read: “LIES THAT WILLARD MITT ROMNEY, THE SERIAL LIAR, TOLD THIS WEEK.”

  37. 142 Vicki
    June 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    For everyone wondering how we can combat the overpowering $$$$ advantage the GOP appears to have: Here is one answer. PBO will make news that grabs the cameras. I am so happy for Dreamers.

    Repubs won’t agree to finance fixing broken bridges? OK, where else can PBO find financing? (On another website someone suggested the Army Corps of Engineers for this. Forget about the highway bill for now and find the $$$ in emergency funds, or something.)

    Don’t despair my fellow Obama supporters.
    And in line with that, i am attending a local Obama event tonight. All week I was a bit dispirited and unsure but now—fired up and ready to go.

  38. 144 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  39. 146 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  40. 149 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm


    Obama Drops the Gloves and Delivers an Epic Middle Class Beatdown to Mitt Romney

    By: Jason Easley and Sarah Jones


    President Obama offered his vision for America’s future in Cleveland, and he wiped the floor with Romney by defining him as a man with no plan, but to make himself and his rich friends even richer.

    Obama began his speech in Cleveland with a self-depreciating joke about his private sector gaffe, then moved on to stressing the importance of the economy in this election. The president said the country is being held back by the stalemate in Washington over the future direction of the country, and this election is the voters’ chance to break that stalemate.
    The president concluded his remarks, “It can be done and we will be stronger for it, and what is lacking is not the capacity to meet our challenges; what is lacking is our politics and that is entirely within your power to solve. This November, you can remind the world how a growing economy is built not from the top down, but from a growing, thriving, middle class. This November, you can remind the world how it is that we traveled this far as a country, not by telling everybody to fend for themselves, but by coming together as one American family, all of us pitching in, all of us pulling our own weight. This November you can provide a mandate for the change we need right now, we can move this nation forward, and you can remind the world why the United States is the greatest country on Earth.”



  41. 150 desertflower
    June 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    They’re not racist they scream!!! http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/06/republicans-unhinged-by-immigration-anouncement.html

    Look at the picture posted by Matt Drudge. Yeah. Right.

  42. 153 57andfemale
    June 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  43. 154 xtine
    June 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    It was a triple punch! Boxed those idiots! This is a temporary measure, pass the DREAM Act that you’ve been sitting on, that you all just loved a couple or so years ago. Named names. Stop vacationing on taxpayer money. We’re paying your salary. Work for the good of all America, not your individual pockets. Your job is not a retirement fund!

  44. 155 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Pelosi Statement on Obama Administration Directive on DREAM-Eligible Youth

    June 15, 2012


    “We salute President Obama and Secretary Napolitano for their extraordinary action today to honor the American values of equality and opportunity. Today’s announcement offers a measure of relief for young people raised and educated here, but left in legal limbo through no fault of their own. This action will strengthen our economy and reflects the best values of our nation.
    “It was with great pride that the Democratic-led House passed the DREAM Act with a bipartisan vote in 2010, and it was great disappointment that we watched Republicans in the Senate obstruct the legislation from becoming law. Democrats will continue to push to pass the DREAM Act and to enact bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders, upholds the rule of law, protects our workers, unites families, and provides a pathway to legalization.”



  45. June 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    High stakes negotiations with Iran:

    US Mulls Seeking Broader Deal In Nuclear Talks With Iran
    The Obama administration is considering putting forward a broader proposal to Iran, rather than the more incremental one presented at a meeting last month in Baghdad, diplomatic sources told Al-Monitor.

    Those arguing in favor of the “go big” approach say their thinking has been influenced by two recent diplomatic encounters with Iran that cast doubt on the viability of an incremental deal, as well as by Israeli concerns over any interim deal being the last one reached with Iran for the next few years, officials said.


  46. 158 57andfemale
    June 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  47. 159 57andfemale
    June 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I’m actually starting to enjoy the twitter machine.

  48. June 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm


  49. 161 socasweet
    June 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Let us remember that this is not an EO. This is a move by Homelamd Security. POTUS was just indicating his approval of the action.

    • 162 57andfemale
      June 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Yup. I was just going to say this.

    • 163 nathkatun7
      June 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Exactly! Essentially, this is an implementation rule, or .as the president said, the prioritizing of where to focus energy and resources dealing with immigration. I don’t know why people keep calling it an executive order.

  50. 164 criquet
    June 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    • 165 nathkatun7
      June 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Amazing! Romney is indeed a profile in cowardice. If what the President did was illegal, then why not come out and say that he would reverse it? Obviously he is afraid that if says he would reverse the President’s action he might loose what ever little support he still enjoys among Hispanics. And, he is afraid that if he comes out in support of the President’s action he would antagonize his racist and tea bagger supporters.

  51. 166 Tally
    June 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    England beats Sweden 3 – 2.

  52. 167 57andfemale
    June 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    So yesterday PBO changed the conversation to “the choice”. Today PBO looks Republicans in their beady eyes and says, “those who serve this country are ‘expendable’ to you?”

    Nothing memorable here. Move on.

  53. 168 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm



    Boxer and DOT Sec. LaHood call on House to Pass Bipartisan Senate Transportation Bill (3/21/12)

    (H/T Randi Rhodes)

  54. 169 xtine
    June 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Yup! The trees around the WH & America are just not the right height for Willard.

  55. 170 trinisamba
    June 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    This is great news on so many fronts. A friend of mine left here with her two children when they were five and three. The older one turned 25 today and what a magnificent birthday present this has been for him. He is about to graduate with a degree in Law and the younger one is a nurse. They will both benefit from this as they forge forward with the respective futures in their adopted/adoptive country.

  56. 171 pkayden
    June 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    As an immigrant to the U.S., I thank President Obama for making this move. Perhaps Romneybot 2.0 will do the right thing and support the President for doing this. Although, he may lose votes from his racist, xenophobic base.

  57. 172 Betsy
    June 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Got caught in twitter war about rude behavior of Daily Caller guy 2 PBO,they went on & on about how D’s were rude 2 Bush too so make it OK. They showed me you tube videos of Dems in Congress booing Pres. Bush, and so they called me a liar because I said Dems never disrespected Pres. Bush. I feel so stupid because I didn’t have any good comebacks, so they were crowing when I told them goodbye, that I was bored. Sigh.

    • 173 0388jojothecat
      June 16, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Next time tell them to PROVE IT? Have them show you a video where Bush or Regean or any Republican president was treated the SAME WAY President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama has been disrespected! THEY CAN’T! Bush was boo’ed at President Obama’s inaugeration while he was coming out to be seated and people were chanting “hey hey good bye”. But he was NEVERED disrespected by House Senate Democrats or Senators like PBO and at USA soil by so-called americans at a press conference. Don’t back down when they say “both sides did it” when they did not. It is not the same as regular citizens doing what these rethug house and senators do on a daily basis to this president.

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