President delivers remarks at Dept of Housing and Urban Development

3:40 EDT: The President delivers remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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150 Responses to “President delivers remarks at Dept of Housing and Urban Development”

  1. July 31, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      July 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Another afternoon gold medalist! ⭐ Way to go, Bob!

    • July 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Ah crikey, I was looking at the comments on the Admin page, so I withdraw my congrats to Amk, and offer a toast to Sir Bob!!!

    • July 31, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you NCLB and Chips 🙂

      BTW, don’t want anyone to miss this lament from Gov Perry 😉

      • July 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        He can thank his fellow Rethug Ted Cruz…..

      • 6 jacquelineoboomer
        July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        They’re all in cahoots about it, I believe, but at least Perry spoke up … similar to the one and only thing he ever said that I remember that rings true when, during a RWNJ debate, he said something like anybody “with a heart” should do something something yada yada yada about immigration reform.

      • 7 Ladyhawke
        July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        Awww, poor widdle Rick Oops Perry has a sad. He wants to be the leader of the free world and he can’t even round up support for the border crisis from the Texas delegation. I won’t hold my breath waiting for the feckless media to question his ‘leadership’. smdh

  2. 8 amk for obama
    July 31, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Hi. Bye.

  3. July 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

  4. 18 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Congrats, Bobfr! Somebody didn’t wait for me. 😥

  5. July 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    And meanwhile in Jerusalem…

    • 23 jackiegrumbacher
      July 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      So nobody on the Israeli cabinet is allowed to criticize Netanyahu. What a fragile little ego he must have. He can trash the US and murder thousands, but no one can can anything negative about him.

    • 27 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      ‘During the meeting, Netanyahu also discussed the prospects of a cease-fire. “I will not agree to any proposal that does not allow the Israel Defense Forces to complete its important mission of neutralizing the tunnels,” he said, “Neutralizing the tunnels is just the first step in demilitarizing the Gaza Strip. The United States and the European Union have adopted our stance on the issue of demilitarization and that was not easy to achieve, but we achieved it together with hard work.” ‘

      So Bibi is operating on the principle that ‘demilitarizing the Gaza Strip’ is synonymous with wiping out every man, woman and child. /smh/

      • 28 nospin
        July 31, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        and he had the gall to insist that US and EU are both with him on that. So in essence, we are all murderers now.

        US taxpayers should not fund Bibi’s wars.

  6. July 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

  7. 34 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Quick perusal above shows that the entrance was really crowded! 😀 😀

  8. July 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    More of this, CNN

  9. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    July 31, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  10. July 31, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  11. 60 EricFive
    July 31, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Great essay by LL on the prior thread. Here is my 2 cents. This bogus lawsuit is a compromise designed to appease the Tea Party set who want impeachment, just as the gov’t shutdown was meant to appease the Tea Party set who wanted the U.S. to default on its debt. “Half-Measures” to appease an increasingly insane group, blinded by racial hatred and racial insecurity. The MSM/GOP echo chamber is no longer able to keep the nuts happy with the constant stream of anti-PBO propaganda (worst President ever, PBO would lose rematch with Mitt, PBO is incompetent). Reality keeps rearing its head and disrupting the GOP manufactured anti-PBO alternate reality. As I have watched the descent of the GOP into madness, I come away with the following impression: racism is a parasite of the brain that drives its host insane. The MSM has done its best to “normalize” this descent into insanity. Notice how the MSM never discusses the role race plays in the treatment PBO receives. It is always framed as somehow being PBO’s fault. Always boiling down to “PBO is too aloof” (translation: uppity) as the cause of the problem. When someone has the unmitigated gall to call PBO (by any measure one of the best Presidents this country has ever had) incompetent, you see how deep into the abyss these racists have fallen, how detached from reality they have become. The MSM/GOP seem to live in a fantasy world where the ACA is a dismal failure, Syria is still gassing its citizens and the U.S. economy is in shambles. This disconnect becomes more pronounced every day. America has the taint of racism in its bones, in its marrow. This is a racial freak out not seen since Reconstruction, with the levers of official power (legislative and judicial) used to undermine the nation’s forward march. It shows both how fragile the White racist psyche really is (and how shallow their “love of country” truly is). They view their world view (as well as their place in the world) as being under attack. The wiser and more competent PBO proves himself to be, the more they see the foundation of their very existence as crumbling under their feet. We are witnessing what happens when one race bases their identity on the inferiority of another race. What happens when being able to say “well at least I am not a n*gger” no longer provides the comfort it once did.

  12. July 31, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I’m only caught up to around 2 P.M. on my TL…..but damn!

    Even Luke…….

    • 66 pkayden
      July 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      Hate to say it but the Republicans really are worthless. I cannot believe that anyone would vote for a party which does absolutely nothing but obstruct. This is beyond pathetic.

  13. July 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  14. 69 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Wow. I have been incommunicado for hours and the 1st place I went to breath some fresh air is at TOD and now…….TBGOPers are imploding in the House Chamber again? Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Karma. Fate. Poetic Justice. Prudence.

    Calgon 😉 taking crusty Boehner and showing once again that unfortunately, the Speaker of the House is so Freakingly, Wickedly, Horrifically Bad at his job! Vote 2014………and Let Us seal them politically, 6 feet under.

  15. July 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    This is just getting delicious

    • 71 Linda
      July 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      She is just dumb.

    • 72 No Child Left Behind
      July 31, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Another Sarah Palin in the making. The only difference is that this one can make a complete English sentence. Now that’s the form. As for the content, you be the judge.

  16. July 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Must be nice….

  17. 75 0388jojothecat
    July 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I just heard the NSA spied on Sen. Feinstein. I think it is “breaking news”. I also heard she did not care about the NSA’s meta data gathering on Americans but now she might change her mind.

  18. 79 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Congrats Bill R. on your Au ⭐

    • 80 Nena20409
      July 31, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      My mistake.


      Gold ⭐ belongs to our TODable Doc. Bobfr 🙂

      I blame my mistake on the excitement of the Boehner implosion. Pardon me 😉

  19. July 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Remarkable words from PBO. He can still inspire with just a few words of encouragement. I would work for him in a heartbeat.

  20. July 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    😀 😀 😀

  21. July 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I’m they will have it figured out by then…

    • 91 Nena20409
      July 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      The Chamber is out of whack 😉 Rusty Orange Crush Boehner. What a fool. What an idiot.

      • July 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        Wake me up when this movie is rebroadcast tomorrow:

        • July 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm

          • 94 jackiegrumbacher
            July 31, 2014 at 4:18 pm

            Bob, they don’t know how to work this hard. We will be able to count the hours before they start mewling about their ‘vacation plans,” Remember how outraged they were when Nancy Pelosi told them they were actually going to have to work during her speakership? They couldn’t stop whining.

          • July 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

            My stomach is hurting from laughing so hard this afternoon!!! On a more serious note: I think the most damning thing the GOP did today was the official “statement by House GOP leadership” telling the president he has authority to do things w/o congressional approval……that was so stupid by them. All Josh Earnest has to do each time they complain about EO’s is read that statement….”there are numerous steps the President can and should taking right now, without congressional action” …..whoops!! I think they just unknowingly gave supreme cover for the expanded dreamer/deferral actions the President Obama was about to announce…not lost is the irony of authorizing suing him yesterday. They messed with the ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ master & once again lost.

            • July 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm

              “All Josh Earnest has to do each time they complain about EO’s is read that statement….”there are numerous steps the President can and should taking right now, without congressional action” …..whoops!!”

              True, LP, and I think that’s why so many of the #NEWSTAINERS are in melt-down mode, as well.

    • 99 No Child Left Behind
      July 31, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      House of Cards!

  22. 100 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    LL you have a way with the written words. You make reading……..Simple and fun to read. Bless you with this essay. It is unbelievable. Brilliantly stated. Thank you.

    My congratulations to your Missus for securing a full-time job. I wish her all the best. I also wish the 4yrs old the very best life has to offer.

  23. 104 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 4:08 pm

  24. 105 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    What would Nixon say today, 40 yrs ago, could he see Boehner now?

  25. July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

  26. 107 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Here photos of the quartet

    Wishing them the very best.

  27. July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  28. July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    LL, your post on SINO Boehner and lawsuit/impeachment was a triumph. It was a fabulous read. I just wish it could be run on every editorial page in the country. Nicely done sir. Your contributions to TOD are sublime. Thank you. LH

  29. July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  30. 119 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  31. 120 Vicki
    July 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I logged on to comment how nice it was to see POTUS in fine form not once but twice today. Also I hope we see a lot of him everyday until his hopefully long and wonderful vacation.

    But this—this GOP mess. OMG it takes the cake. They are leaving. Ted Cruz won.
    They are staying. Not sure who is winning now.

    Ted Cruz is a senator. Not clear to me how he wins a House battle. Probably not clear to any of the GOP/MSM clowns either.

    It would be funny if it wasn’t peoples lives on the line. Terrified children.

    At least everyone is getting to understand that our President does not have the control or magic wand we at TOD would like to place in his hands.
    He sure does his best for us though, doesn’t he??

    Remember that when 90% of the country wanted background checks the NRA thwarted it.
    Anyone who thinks President Obama could influence Israel if only he wanted to has not been paying attention.

    When they say they want their country back they mean one thing—back from the black President.
    In most other respects this gun loving, arms loving, war loving, theocracy well on its way to plutcracy corporatocracy is their country. Just the one flaw.

  32. 121 desertflower
    July 31, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Go off to the library to tutor my kiddos…come back and the RWNJ shit has hit the fan:) I’m with Harry. Record the smile on my face. Too bad this really effects real people….I hope that after these sorry ass antics that there is no one left in America that doesn’t want to have their heads on a pike (figuratively, of course).

  33. 122 Linda
    July 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Abandon kitten update : 7 weeks old


    Also saying What is this dry stuff you are trying to feed me…bring back the wet food.

    P.S ….they did learn to drink water out of a bowl now.

  34. 124 No Child Left Behind
    July 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    House of Orange Man!


    You go Democrats!

  35. July 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    • 126 anniebella
      July 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      If Republicans could get pass the fact that Barack Obama is black, then they would see that this is not the way to run a country. They would expect better from their Congressman or woman.But the only thing which concern them is that black man in that White House, their hatred for him is eating them alive and they don’t give a dam if their Congress isn’t doing a dam thing for the better of them and this country..

  36. 128 Linda
    July 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    America’s Dumbest Congressman says migrant children are lying about violence

    According to fellow Congressional Three Stooges member Louie Gohmert, the answer is nothing. Those children aren’t fleeing from anything, they’re all are just filthy liars.

    “Texas and the United States is [sic] being invaded and we’re in danger,” Gohmert said, before alleging that most of the unaccompanied minors are lying when they tell border patrol agents that they are escaping gang violence in Central America and have been coached to make such claims. Gohmert said minors end up telling officers that “we were told to say that we were fleeing gang violence.”

    He likened the immigrant “invasion” to D-Day, warning that undocumented immigrants were responsible for over six hundred thousand crimes in Texas over the past five years, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.


    Who are the other stooges, Bachmann and Steve King ?

  37. 131 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Time out!

  38. July 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    O/T and link is from hp, BUT it’s a picture and an article about the 46 Momma’s Shave for the Brave. My daughter is in the picture.


  39. July 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Name all three airplanes above win prize. 🙂

  40. 135 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Troll on Sen. Reid Troll On 🙂 😉 🙂

  41. July 31, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I missed all the action today! But there’s this, so……

  42. 145 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 4:57 pm
  43. 146 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  44. 148 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    “What is driving this is a desire to protect President Obama, who they view as being under siege by Republicans. To have his back. A desire that will surely increase now that the House has authorized House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the president.”

  45. 149 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    HuffPost has a lengthy story on this.

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