Republicans And The September 7 Obama Speech That Will Live In Infamy

Update II: Can it be true? At this moment, 9:40 p.m. reports are coming in that Obama has boobed again. He’s caved. Weakling Obama moves the publicity stunt to September 8. Update to update II – it’s confirmed – speech has been moved.

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Update: It’s a Boobnanza! Speaker Boehner has told Obama to move it to September 8. September 8 is the start of the football season. Well played Speaker Boehner. You’re a Boob Obama.

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Hey Republicans – GET A CLUE. What the Hell are you doing? Why are you helping NBC and Politico? Why did you agree to have a debate with either of these two Obama propaganda cesspools?

Hey Republicans, Barack Obama has boobed again. Take advantage of his boobery. PERMANENTLY CANCEL THE NBC/POLITICO MUGGING DEBATE.

In 2008 we repeatedly warned the Hillary Clinton campaign:

“We also understand that the campaign does not want to get into a feud with Big Media in general, nor NBC/MSNBC in particular. But guys, Hillary campaign, get this: NBC and MSNBC are already at war with you. Fight back. DON’T PARTICIPATE IN NBC OR MSNBC DEBATES.”

We warned and warned and warned:

“How do we fight that bias without taking on the whole Big Media establishment overtly?

Short of taking on all of Big Media overtly, make an example of NBC/MSNBC. DON’T PARTICIPATE IN NBC OR MSNBC DEBATES.”

Politico is not much better than NBC. The beauty of this situation is that Barack Obama is the one who has stabbed his propaganda ministers at NBC and Politico in the back. This is why we call him a TREACHEROUS BOOB.

Barack Obama has stabbed his Big Media whores but this time he is the one who can be made to bleed. Already we see peeved Politico pissing on the boob:

“The timing of the speech nettles Republicans and some members of the political press. Eight Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to gather at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at 8 p.m. ET for a two-hour debate sponsored by POLITICO and NBC News.”

Translation of the above excerpt: Obama Big Media Whore Online Politico and broadcast Big Media Whore NBC are upset with the knife in their back. The initials on that knife are B.O.

What should Republicans do? How should Republicans respond?

The usually smart Legal Insurrection suggests Speaker Boehner turn-down-Obama. This is E over I (emotion over intelligence). This suggestion is emotionally satisfying but not the smart thing to do.

Let’s analyze:

Insecure and emotionally crippled Barack Obama (who wouldn’t be an emotional insecure mess if they were dumped by mommy as she traveled the world looking for third world men; and sperm donor dad wanted to put him up for adoption; and white grandma and grandad gave him up to a pedophile communist at an early age) wanted to remind himself and everyone that he is president and he can big foot the Republicans.

Obama also wanted to take attention away from the Republicans and grab the spotlight for his Voldemort soul.

So turn it around Republicans. HotAir correctly notes that now Republicans get to respond to Obama’s speech and will likely get more attention than with the debate. But HotAir is thinking small.

Here is what we suggest:

Cancel the NBC/Politico mugging debate.

Then, have all the Republican candidates for president stand behind the person who delivers the Republican response to Obama. That person should be someone like Latina Governor Susanna Martinez of New Mexico or Latino Senator from Florida Marco Rubio or an African-American Republican like Tim Scott or Allen West. In other words send a visual message (hey, isn’t that what television is for?) with the messenger and all the candidates in the background.

What should the Republican response be? What about reminding Americans of some of Obama’s greatest booberies. Remind Americans that everything Obama touches (Solyndra anyone) turns to sh… not gold.

Don’t forget to mention that the economy is already in an Obama double dip of sh… recession. Do mention that the Obama stimulus scam was a total failure designed to poach workers not increase new hires from the unemployed.

Consider mentioning the race-baiting and race hatred stirred up by Barack Obama and his minions against the Tea Party and anyone who opposes Barack Obama.

Don’t mention good ol’ Uncle Obama, the drunken car near-killer.

And Republican guys and gals, if you really really want to slap Obama in the face and get him absolutely unhinged – here is our self-interested suggestion:

Parenthetically MENTION THAT OBAMA IS SUCH A BOOB THAT MANY WANT HILLARY CLINTON TO CHALLENGE HIM IN 2012.

You’ve got a great opportunity here Republicans:

(1) You can get NBC and Politico angry at their golden calf.

(2) You can screw NBC and Politico and still have clean… hands.

(3) You can get your message out to a wider audience and demonstrate the new found diversity in your ranks.

(4) You can postpone the fight Big Media wants to trumpet which will inevitably erupt at the Perry versus Romney fistfight debate.

(5) And you can slap Barack Obama around and get him all emotionally twisted and screaming.

And if you do mention Hillary – Michelle will rip off every sleeve in the capital thereby creating many new jobs for seamstresses. Think of it as a jobs program.

It’s all win for you and all loss for the boob that can’t speak straight.

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185 thoughts on “Republicans And The September 7 Obama Speech That Will Live In Infamy

  1. If a member of Congress (like Ron Paul who will be at the debate) objects to a pro-forma voice vote to approve the joint session, then Congress will have to wait until Sept. 7th to do a roll call vote.

    They could do that then approve the resolution just hours before Obama planned to speak.

    That would leave him hanging for a week without saying yes or no.

  2. AEven with all the government assistance, the tac breaks, the media push, these companies can’t make it. What does that tell us?

    =================

    That the Boob can’t (or won’t) succeed in anything that would lower the profits of his oil cronies (BP etc).

    His usual pattern: pretend to try and fail. Giving more ammunition to the polluters who claim green energy isn’t practical.

  3. Myiq2xu, there is also Michelle Bachmann. Imagine if Allen West or Tim Scott do what you suggest. Rat Bastard Racists!

  4. http://www.politico.com/politico44/wbarchive/whiteboard08312011.html

    House Speaker John Boehner says he wants President Obama to talk to Congress not Wednesday evening next week, but on Thursday.

    The White House had said Obama planned to speak to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, at the same time that a GOP presidential debate (sponsored by POLITICO and NBC) was scheduled. Boehner wrote Obama a letter this afternoon, giving this explanation:

    “As your spokesperson today said, there are considerations about the Congressional calendar that must be made prior to scheduling such an extraordinary event. As you know, the House of Representatives and Senate are each required to adopt a Concurrent Resolution to allow for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President. And as the Majority Leader announced more than a month ago, the House will not be in session until Wednesday, September 7, with votes at 6:30 that evening. With the significant amount of time – typically more than three hours – that is required to allow for a security sweep of the House Chamber before receiving a President, it is my recommendation that your address be held on the following evening, when we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks. As such, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership and membership of both the House and Senate, I respectfully invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the House Chamber, at a time that works best for your schedule.”

  5. Thanks for that, admin:

    “Do mention that the Obama stimulus scam was a total failure designed to poach workers not increase new hires from the unemployed. ”
    __________________

    I wasn’t aware of the ‘poach and purge’ scheme. Thanks for cluing me in-
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    “Parenthetically MENTION THAT OBAMA IS SUCH A BOOB THAT MANY WANT HILLARY CLINTON TO CHALLENGE HIM IN 2012. ”
    ________________________

    I’d buy a extension for my bumper for a full length bumper sticker saying that…

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    And now for the pièce de résistance from the Carney frigorific salesman..

    “White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the timing of the speech is not aimed at overshadowing the next Republican debate, which is cosponsored by NBC News and Politico, and is scheduled to air at the same time as the planned presidential address.

    “It is coincidental,” Carney said. “It is one debate of many [that will air] on one channel of many… [and] there are many other factors here” to consider when scheduling a major address from the president, he added.

    Carney gave NBC his permission to reschedule the Republican debate so it doesn’t conflict with the president’s speech, saying “if the network so chose and the candidates so chose” to reschedule, “that would be completely fine with us.”

    Boehner and Reid have not yet responded to Obama’s letter, according to Carney.”
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    I’m sure Boehner will come up with a gem of a response. Something I may have my omitted from my thumbnail assessment of Republicans. They all possess the ability to tell a good story or tell a joke with a memorable ending… but above all, they can put Obama in his place telling ‘him’ to go to Hell and have him looking forward to the trip! Come’on Bohner, we want a thrill up our leg!:)

  6. MoonOnPluto, Obama’s big power play is getting boobier by the second. Obama versus football on the 8th or Obama versus nbc/politico and Republicans on the 7th. Bet’cha the Obama thugs never thought this would blow up in their faces.

  7. NFL season starts next Thurs 830pm ET, Packers vs. Saints

    Haha, Boehner just played Obama at his own game.

  8. Usually, the WH will work out date in private w Speaker & Maj Leader b4 going public with a request.

    Obama just decided to throw all protocol out the window, dont expect the republicans to play nice any longer, Obama has opened up a war.

  9. lol, just saw this.

    Some WH options: give in, dig in, move to Oval Office, or take the show on the road.

  10. Popcorn pleaaaase. This is going to be fun for the next few days. Does anyone know if the DailyKooks are calling Boehner a “racist” yet?

  11. Ha! WH is hoist on its own petard.
    It’s not like BO can claim his speech is super-urgent – otherwise he would have delivered it before running off to Martha’s Vineyard.

  12. Wolf Blitzer asking YellinCNN if Obama paid Boehner “the courtesy” of contacting him re date of speech. Answer: no

  13. Admin official says the date/time of Obama address was “cleared” with GOP before it went public.

    ……

    Liars, I think not, can you see the GOP agreeing to an address on the debate night, hardly fecking likely is it.

  14. Basil 99: “…Even with all the government assistance, the tac breaks, the media push, these companies can’t make it. What does that tell us? the technology has not evolved enough to sustain itself or, as the greeneis would say, green energy is not economically sustainable.”
    *******

    “not sustainable” is going too far. The Eurojaps (Germany in particular) are making money on green businesses. Siemens alone made €23 billion in green money in 2010, and Siemens is far from an unsustainable enterprise. The problem here is (i) a lot of other companies are going under too, in the US; and (ii) as I said a few days ago, the US is not in the green market either on the supply or demand side.

  15. The resident idiot over at DU is having a crapfit over Obama getting the snub, Jeffersondem (a total loony) is really posting like a mad woman in an asylum left in a internet room and forgotten about.

  16. I think the bots are in major meltdown. I got a diatribe of an email today about Bush and Wars and the guy used the profoundly moving youtube video of the 17 year old kid orphaned in Iraq, Emmanuel Kelly, who competed on the Australian X Factor as proof of bush’s monstrosity. Really? He’s seventeen years old(roughly) and a little math tells you he was a victim of the saddam regime and not America’s nation building.

    I won’t link the video as I wept when I watched. Very touching. Just so typical of the cult mentality to see something so moving(?) and co opt it for the cause with no concern for the realities.
    Anyhow if you decide to watch be warned he sings Imagine. I know I know but even my cynicism couldn’t hold back the tears.

  17. the technology has not evolved enough to sustain itself

    TDO: Actually technology is usually more a matter of Intelligent DEsign.

    *******

    The problem here is (i) a lot of other companies are going under too, in the US

    TDO: Yes. You can’t make a rational argument out of cherrypicked business failures. You’d need to look at the failure rate over a year of businesses in various industries, with and without Obama subsidies.

  18. via e-mail:
    _______________

    1% tax on all bank transactions

    8/31/2011

    Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember this BEFORE you VOTE … in case you think Obama’s looking out for your best interest.

    1% tax on all bank transactions HR 4646

    This government just cannot think of enough ways to hurt the American people!This Bill must die FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!

    NEW OBAMA TAX SLIPPED IN WHILE WE WERE ASLEEP. Checked this on snopes, it’s true! Check out HR 4646. (see below copied from Snopes)

    President Obama’s finance team is recommending a one percent (1%) transaction fee (TAX). Obama’s plan is to sneak it in after the November elections to keep it under the radar.

    This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution – banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any deposit you make, or even a transfer within your account, will have a 1% tax charged.

    ~If your paycheck or your social security or whatever is direct deposit, it will get a 1% tax charged for the transaction.

    ~If your paycheck is $1000, then you will pay Obama $10 just for the privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank.

    Even if you hand carry your paycheck or any check into your bank for a deposit, 1% tax will be charged.

    ~You receive a $5,000 stock dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just to allow you to deposit that check in the bank.

    ~If you take $1,000 cash to deposit at your bank, 1% tax will be charged.

    Mind you, this is from the man who promised that, if you make under $250,000 per year, you will not see one penny of new tax. Keep your eyes and ears open, you will be amazed at what you learn about this guy’s under-the-table moves to increase the number of ways you are taxed.

    ~Oh, and by the way, you receive a refund from the IRS next year and you have it direct deposited or you walk in to deposit that check, you guessed it. You will pay a 1% charge of that money just for putting it in your bank. Remember, any money, cash, check or whatever, no matter where it came from, you will pay a 1% fee if you put it in the bank.

    Some will say, oh well, it’s just 1%. Are you kidding me? It’s a 1% tax increase across the board. Remember, once the tax is there, they can also raise it at will. And if anyone protests, they will just say, “oh,that’s not really a tax, it’s a user fee”! Think this is no big deal? Go back and look at the transactions you made from last year’s banking statements. Then add the total of all those transactions and deduct 1%.

    Still think it’s no big deal???

    1. snopes.com: Debt Free America Act Is the U.S. government proposing a 1% tax on debit card usage and/or banking transactions? ….It is true. The bill is HR-4646 introduced by US Rep Peter deFazio D-Oregon and US Senator Tom Harkin D-Iowa. Their plan is to sneak it in after the… ….moved beyond proposing studies and submitted the Debt Free America Act (H.R. 4646) , a bill calling for the implementation of a scheme to pay down the… ….[2010] by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). His “Debt Free America Act” (H.R. 4646) would impose a 1 percent “transaction tax” on every financial transaction…

  19. admin

    Boehner is telling Obama to switch to September 8! Get ready to hear “RACIST!”

    —–
    Boner is “that tall guy with the little nerd”.

    Keep it up Boner, tell Barry when he can and can’t do his bs TOTUS reading.

  20. This New Deal… 1% Tax on Banking Transactions puts me in mind of a “HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW” slogan…

  21. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/coincidences-dont-happen-in-presidential-politics-ever/2011/08/31/gIQALlwNsJ_blog.html

    There are no coincidences in presidential politics.

    Strategists spend hours poring over every word a president utters, every policy position he takes and every state he visits, a level of attention to detail that makes happenstance virtually nonexistent.

    And so, when the White House announced today that President Obama would deliver his much-anticipated jobs speech on Sept. 7 at 8 pm — the exact same day and time that the 2012 Republican candidates are scheduled to debate in California — the idea that the timing was purely coincidental was, well, far-fetched.

    It’s clear that this White House saw an opportunity to drive a major — and direct — contrast between President Obama and his potential Republican rivals and took it.

    As to whether that’s a good idea, strategists — even within the Democratic party — are divided.

    First, let’s get the official line from the White House on the scheduling of the speech.

    It is coincidental,” said spokesman Jay Carney at today’s press briefing. “There are a lot of factors that go into scheduling a joint session of Congress for a speech. You can never find a perfect time. … There are many channels to watch the president and to watch the debate.”

    True enough — but not the whole truth. (The air of “truthiness” one might say.)

    Yes, it is hard to schedule a presidential address to Congress. And, yes, there are lots and lots of cable channels.

    But, the political reality is that by scheduling the jobs speech at the same time as the debate the White House is trying to force a choice and a contrast. [snip]

    Some applauded the move as a sign of much-needed aggression from the White House “Whether intentional or not it sends a signal that the president and White House are coming out of their corner between rounds fists up, on their toes and ready to fight,” said Democratic strategist Chris Lehane.

    But there were others within the party who worried that the White House’s scheduling gambit might backfire.

    It’s a bad idea [and] seems a little small,” said one Democratic consultant granted anonymity to speak candidly. “And it suggests perhaps his jobs plan wont be that appealing because now the coverage will be about the strategy and not the substance.”

    Another senior Democratic operative suggested that scheduling the speech simultaneously with the GOP debate actually would muddy rather than clarify the contrast the White House is hoping for heading into 2012.

    “If you’re trying to define this as a choice and not a referendum, why step on the opportunity for the American people to see the alternatives?” the source asked.

    Regardless of where you come down on the rightness of the strategy — and make no mistake that it is a strategy — it’s hard to dispute that it’s “game on” in the 2012 presidential race.

  22. “There are no coincidences in presidential politics.”
    ___________

    Yes, but playing the game with experienced protocol wonks does have it’s disadvantages when the president’s Men walk out with egg on their faces and empty handed… 😉

  23. That 1 percent banking fee is unfriggin real! The Fothermucker is trying to squeeze every last cent out of tax payers.

    The other day I went on a mini-rant about NYS contacting me because I hadn’t paid state income tax in 2007. That’s because I didn’t live in NYS then! Where I live now was then my summer cottage. But the IRS forwarded what was apparently “suspicious” info to NYS saying that the address on the 2007 taxes, prepared in 2008, was a NYS address. So now they’re trying to get me to pay NYS income taxes for 2007. The tax preparer did not require me to file NYS income tax – just the NJ form, so why would NYS be trying now to milk me for money I don’t owe them? It will cost me more for another accountant to file whatever friggin’ form they’re talking about then for me to fight it (probably). And they said if I don’t respond they will ASSUME I lived in NYS and bill me whatever they think is appropriate.

    And now there’s a bill for us to pay 1 % on all banking transactions? We are being ripped off left and right.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 😡

    And now to

  24. More of Boehner’s statment:

    “No one in the Speaker’s office – not the Speaker, not any staff – signed off on the date the White House announced today. Unfortunately we weren’t even asked if that date worked for the House. Shortly before it arrived this morning, we were simply informed that a letter was coming. It’s unfortunate the White House ignored decades – if not centuries – of the protocol of working out a mutually agreeable date and time before making any public announcement.”

  25. Mrs Smith
    HR 4646 was shot down awhile ago. Got little notice when it was introduced but it appears to have garnered a bit of attention over the last few days. But it went nowhere.
    Read up a bit on it and no way it would pass. Proposed eliminating income tax and replacing it with a 1% charge on all financial transactions. No financial wizard but it just seems like a super VAT to me.

  26. henry:

    a running history of the Tax Fee Bill introduced solely by Fatazz:

    In 2004, Fattah introduced a bill titled the “Transform America Transaction Fee,” (H.R. 3759) which proposed to have the U.S. Treasury conduct a one-year feasibility study of a 1 percent transaction fee imposed on transactions made at any financial institution. He touted the possibility that such a system would bring in so much money it would allow for greatly increased federal spending, saying the “excess funds” would “provide universal health care, support an equitable public school finance system, and fund economic development in urban and rural areas,” in addition to extinguishing the national debt and eliminating all other federal taxes.

    [4] The bill died without becoming law, or even attracting a single co-sponsor. In 2005, Fattah introduced the bill again with H.R. 1601, and again in 2007 with H.R. 2130 which had a single cosponsor, Democratic Rep. Brian Baird of Washington.

    Both bills died without any action being taken.

    In 2009, Fattah introduced a fourth bill to require having a study conducted, H.R. 1703, which attracted no cosponsors.

    On February 23, 2010, Fattah reincarnated the bill as the “Debt Free America Act,” (H.R. 4646) which proposed to repeal the federal income tax and replace it with a 1 percent “transaction tax” on every financial transaction — whether paid by cash, credit card or any form of financial transfer, the only exception being transactions involving the purchase or sale of stock.

    [5] The latest bill places more focus on eliminating the federal debt. Fattah has also added a 1 percent tax credit designed to eliminate the impact of the measure on couples making less than $250,000 a year. As of Sept. 5, 2010, none of the House committees have scheduled any action on the latest bill.
    _________________

    As was stated in my e-mail, they plan on passing this Bill into Law after the election. If you notice, there are 2 new co-sponsors to this Bill whereas when Fatazz introduced it some years ago, he was the sole sponsor.. .. not now though… Did you try reading what snopes had to say about the Bill?

  27. Wasserman-Schultz Shuts Down Her Own Town Meeting

    Report from a LPAC activist on a Debbie Wasserman-Schultz town hall meeting in Sunrise, FL, 8/29 (Wasserman-Schultz is Obama’s appointed DNC head as well as a FL Democratic Congressman.)

    The Town Hall meeting was intended to discuss senior citizen’s issues.

    The Congresswoman may have thought she would get off easy by limiting the discussion to senior citizens issues, and among a group of people she may have felt comfortable with in the past.

    The constituency of seniors had done their homework and they had come ready to grille the congresswoman. It began with one senior gentleman attacking Obama for not committing any effort to creating jobs! Then another elderly lady attacked the congressional super committee, calling it a “Gestapo.” The Congresswoman went off the rails after that one! Her only defense was to say that “we need to compromise because you can’t get everything you want.” The constituents were feisty and obviously fed up with being lied to.

    This went on for a little while and the room became more tense, as the congresswoman found herself confronted by people she previously thought she knew and could control. The next questioner was a LaRouche supporter. He pointed out, “that at no time in U.S. history has the United States ever budget cut its way into recovery! And that globalization had meant the loss of the U.S. manufacturing base while Wall St got bailed out.” He then called for passage of HR1489, the Glass-Steagall Bill, as the only solution to our national crisis. Emergency legislation that will provide the basis for canceling Wall Street’s debt and creating a credit system to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure, creating millions of productive jobs. At that moment the Congresswoman, yelled “ask your question!” In response to the activists question, “Will you cosponsor and support HR1489?” she said she would NOT cosponsor or support the Bill! That she supports Obama’s next jobs program that he will roll out shortly! There was no applause, and after that she shut the meeting down! Leaving many seniors sitting there, stunned, with their hands in the air and their mouths agape.

  28. henry:

    The difference is Fatazz got Pete Defazio and Tom Harkin.. (Big Boys) to introduce the bill HR-4646 this time..and are letting it lay dormant until Obama is re-elected.
    _____________

    Basil- Imagine if this Jackwagon isn’t gone from office pretty soon, we’ll all die a death of a thousand paper cuts because our government will continue bleeding us dry!

  29. Mrs. Smith
    Is there any possible way this could get through?
    Madness– its like a VAT on crack. Every time you use your debit/credit card you are charged 1% then your bank is charged for its association between you and the seller. So is the bank then charged as they are making money on the transaction. Costs get passed on and they snowball. I just don’t see the support.
    I am probably wrong as people seem to have no problem paying tax on tax when it comes to alcohol. Absurd there is a bottle tax put on booze by most states. Same charge per/volume. Like $4 per half liter so the price at checkout is markup plus cost plus tax but then they go and charge you tax on the tax. I don’t get how it is legal to force someone to pay tax on tax?

  30. ohanson
    August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Wasserman-Schultz Shuts Down Her Own Town Meeting
    _______________

    BRAVO to the Boomers for grabbing Wasserman-Schultz by the scruff of the neck until she cried: “UNCLE” (Obama) 🙂 and shut the meeting down… Yes, I did read it was a LaRouchite that drove her to desperation. And Yes, I am in firm agreement with Glass-Stegall. 🙂

  31. henry
    August 31st, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Mrs. Smith
    Is there any possible way this could get through?
    ________________

    I don’t think the R’s would have a problem with it… If it does go through they will probably add something to the Bill eliminating charging the fee from Federal employees or something just as unfair to whatever is left of working class Americans.

  32. Well That Makes Sense: Park51 Group Requests $5 Million In Federal Taxpayer Money For Their Victory Mosque

    —Ace

    Shameless.

    The ground zero mosque, called Park 51, has applied for a $5 million grant of federal funds from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. The Corporation, set up to rebuild lower Manhattan after 9-11 is actively considering the grant request. Imagine! A federal entity set up to rebuild lower Manhattan giving tax money to a mosque designed to celebrate the attacks that killed 3,000 Americans!

    Officially, the federal funds would not go to religious activities, but to “fund social service programs for all the residents of Lower Manhattan such as domestic violence prevention, Arabic and other foreign language classes, programs and services for homeless veterans, two multi-cultural art exhibits and immigration services,” according to its grant application.

    Uh-huh.

    None of it goes to religious activities. In a mosque.

  33. Hell yes we are mad. We all know how he feels about the Packers and now this? Well, he certainly will lose precious votes in Wisconsin and Packerland all over the country.

  34. “Prepare to laugh: Weakling Obama caves. Publicity stunt now on September 8. NFL fans will be mad.”
    *********
    Barry is having a sociopathic melt-down and the shit is hitting the fan in the West Wing. The towel snapping frat boys that thought this up and embarrassed the Boob-in-Chief are hearing a lot of “you dumb M-Fs”, etc.

  35. Park 51, has applied for a $5 million grant of federal funds from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. The Corporation, set up to rebuild lower Manhattan after 9-11 is actively considering the grant request. [….] the federal funds would not go to religious activities, but to “fund social service programs for all the residents of Lower Manhattan such as domestic violence prevention, Arabic and other foreign language classes, programs and services for homeless veterans, two multi-cultural art exhibits and immigration services,” according to its grant application.

    ====================

    LOL! Good for Park51! I’m glad they had the guts to do this.

    For a sensible view, might look at whether projects like the big YMCA and the big ‘Jewish YMCA’ have got similar grants for similar purposes.

  36. On February 23, 2010, Fattah reincarnated the bill as the “Debt Free America Act,” (H.R. 4646) which proposed to repeal the federal income tax and replace it with a 1 percent “transaction tax” on every financial transaction [….]

    [5] The latest bill places more focus on eliminating the federal debt.

    ======================

    So is repealing the IRS still in the current version?

  37. I knew it, i knew the weak halfwit would cave in, he looks like a total tool in front of everyone now for picking a dumbass fight and then ran away, its not like he needa joint session for this. It will need to be knocked out of the park or this will look like a damp squib of epic porportions, i know what i’m banking on though…….the damp squib.

  38. Anyone considered the possibility that the WH operatives have started hanging Barry out to dry, to make him look stupid and petty deliberately, nothing in politics is a mistake, someone planned it.

  39. “WH operatives have started hanging Barry out to dry..”
    *******
    More likely a mutual hanging…Barry’s NPD is contagious, ie:

    Folie à deux….”French for “a madness shared by two”) (or shared psychosis) is a[1] psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another. The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie en famille or even folie à plusieurs (“madness of many”). Recent psychiatric classifications refer to the syndrome as shared psychotic disorder (DSM-IV) (297.3) and induced delusional disorder…”

    I suspect that as Barry’s approval numbers continue to tank, he and his handlers will be in the WH bunker deluding each other with the political equivalent of “Wunderwaffen”.

  40. Apparently Obama has sent an email out to his mailing titled “Frustrated”

    Funny thats exactly what we think everyday when when we look at you in the WH.

  41. Extreme Home Make Over will feature no other than Michelle O to be actually picked up at the WH, and O’s latest failure is actually being referred to in the Press as He has caved again.

    I guess Michelle is out quietly campagning, while Rome burns. Really don’t see how she can pull off his re-election, but at least she gets to tour with someone elses money.

  42. Can’t wait for the headline “Obama on knees in front of Boner”

    Well thats what they call Boehner, isnt it. Don’t think it would be the first time Obama’s been on his knees in front of a boner somehow.

  43. Uh, Clooney, Hugh Hefner Jr. Making his directorial debut in a political movie. As if the dysfunctional white house isn’t enough of a reminder of the country’s state of affairs. Hefner Jr. is borrowing ideas from Shakespeare for plots and sub plots depicting an administration (similar to reality) of greed, power and control. When they themselves can no longer control the demons that drive men mad.

    Poor, Clooney and company, the elephant in the room playing jackasses running roughshod over the Land of the Free in Hefner’s… Clooney’s new venture, ‘The Ides of March.’ Lame, almost as lame as the aging playboy, George Clooney.
    __________________

    Clooney: Obama ‘having an almost impossible time governing’

    Cynicism rises to surface in director’s ‘The Ides of March’

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/31/clooney-obama-having-impossible-time-governing/

  44. gonzotx
    August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    Agreed it is shameless. Dick Morris has a petition ready to shoot this disgusting tactic down.

    I’m no big Morris fan but I think I’ll go to his site and sign it.

  45. not looking good is it?

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – New applications for unemployment compensation fell by 12,000 last week to 409,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 421,000 from an original reading of 417,000. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected new requests for jobless benefits to drop to 405,000 in the week of Aug. 27 on a seasonally adjusted basis. The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, rose by 1,750 to 410,250. The monthly average is seen as a more accurate gauge of labor trends because it smoothes out volatility in the week-to-week data. About 7.34 million people received some kind of state or federal benefit in the week of Aug. 13, up 45,531 from the prior week. The number of Americans who continue to receive regular state unemployment checks decreased by 18,000 to 3.74 million in the week ended Aug 20.

    figure fiddling……..

  46. Promises, promises: “I’m going to FIX what is WRONG in Washington!” Famous last words of the Dicktator in Chief. If YOU can’t fix it, then step out of the way of someone who can! More Finger Pointing and Obama Drama-
    ___________________________

    White House: People ‘sick and tired’ of Washington

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman says the dust-up with House Republicans over the timing of Obama’s economic speech to Congress dramatizes why “people are fed up” with Washington.

    Press secretary Jay Carney tells MSNBC “our intention was merely for the president to address a joint session “as soon as possible,” to outline his plan for creating jobs.

    Carney says “our interest is in not having a political back and forth here at all.” He also says that the White House yielded when Speaker John Boehner insisted the speech be next Thursday, instead of Wednesday, because of a GOP debate.

    Carney says “Americans are sick and tired of the partisan bickering” in the capital. He argues that Obama wants to focus on “things we can do” to spur the economy.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/nation/white-house-people-sick-and-tired-of-washington-1809546.html?cxtype=rss_news_194103

  47. admin: please post this video:

    http://www.hapblog.com/2011/08/maxine-waters-warns-gangsta-banks-were.html

    Things are about to get rougher on 1600 Pennsy. Maxine Waters seen carrying a long sharp stick in her hand walking towards the White House looking for the occupant…
    ___________________

    Maxine Waters Warns ‘Gangsta’ Banks, “We’re Gonna Tax Them Out of Business”

    “At a Town Hall event in Los Angeles, Dem congresswoman Maxine Waters said the president should use the bully pulpit to, “bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes, that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re gonna tax them out of business”

  48. James Carville: White House ‘Out of Bounds’ Over Speech Flap

    Democratic strategist James Carville told me that the White House was in the wrong when it requested that the President address Congress on the same night and time as a Republican presidential debate.

    “I do think this is a really big debate and I think the White House was out of bounds…in trying to schedule a speech during a debate,” Carville said on “GMA.”

    This will be Gov. Rick Perry’s first debate, and as Carville said this morning the stakes are high.

    “Given a choice between watching a debate and the speech I would have watched the debate and I’m not even a Republican or even close to being a Republican,” he said, adding it will be a “barn burner.”

    The administration agreed to move the speech to Thursday- possibly competing with the kick off of the NFL season instead. The White House has been touting this jobs plan telling ABC News that he will propose tax relief, infrastructure investment and assistance for the long term unemployed.

    Obama has received advice from both sides with some arguing for an ambitious proposal and others recommending finding middle ground.

    Carville, an ABC News consultant, told me it doesn’t matter what Obama proposes, it won’t get through Congress.

    “Just go out and just document it, it’s not so much that the speech is important George, it’s the follow up after the speech,” he said. “And this is going to have to be what they are going to run the 2012 campaign on…this congress is not going to pass anything that the president proposes, that is pretty clear.”

    –George Stephanopoulos

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/james-carville-white-house-out-of-bounds-over-speech-flap/

  49. tax them out of business…….she obviously has no idea how the real world works, does she, if they tried that, i can guarantee you who would be issuing the threats and it would not be the govt.

  50. Rasmussen : Obama: Strongly Approve: 19%.. Strongly Disapprove 43%… Approval Index: -24… Total Approval: 43%.

  51. As the UNelected president for 2012- Can Obama be any LAMER than he is right now?

    Giving four more years to a ‘man’ already a Lamed Up president in 2011. Then in 2012 officially declaring the ‘man’ a LAME DUCK president is sheer insanity if the American people expect to move forward!

  52. The national VFW is livid. For the first time in history, neither the president nor the vice president nor any representative of the WH attended their annual national convention.

    It’s being called a “historic snub”. Yeah, he’s historic.

  53. More problems. New Q poll has lowest ever job approval rating, but what’s worse is that his personal favorability rating is now declining for the first time.

    For the first time, Obama is beginning to also have problems in his favorability ratings. His rating is a flat 47/47, but among independents Obama has slipped slightly underwater at 45/48. He scores well under water with Protestants (28/66), evangelicals (21/72), and even Catholics (39/55), and the only age group that has a positive favorability rating is 18-34YOs at a relatively weak 52/40.

    The dip in favorability means that Obama’s teflon coating on personal approval is peeling away under the intense heat of a failed economics program. His personal numbers had been his armor, and his one hope for appealing to voters to give him another chance to get things right. These results show an electorate that has tired of Obama and is looking for a better approach to Presidential leadership.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/01/obama-hits-new-q-poll-low-4252/

  54. moononpluto
    September 1st, 2011 at 9:40 am

    tax them out of business…….she obviously has no idea how the real world works, does she, if they tried that, i can guarantee you who would be issuing the threats and it would not be the govt.
    ____________

    All I see is.. she is prodding the black panther in the white cage with a sick. Telling him to round up the Bankers (his donors) and do some arm twisting to save people’s houses. Either she is fooling herself thinking Congress is going to stand up with her.. or she doesn’t realize the tiger she’s swinging by the tail bites and will kill her to save himself.

    She better start lobbying for back-up- She put herself out there on a skinny limb that will break after the first puff of wind.. and no one will hear her cries for HELP!

  55. Mrs. Smith
    September 1st, 2011 at 10:03 am
    moononpluto
    September 1st, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Or She knows something we do not know.

  56. Jay Carney declares the only thing stopping passage of “broadly supported, bipartisan options” is politics. What?

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/276056/there-no-secret-brilliant-strategy-white-house-bubble

    ‘There is no secret, brilliant strategy. This White House is in a bubble.’

    It is not often that Cenk Uygur, formerly of MSNBC, and I concur in our assessments, but he’s now no longer a believer in the theory among some liberals that Obama is quietly playing the long game and is thinking two steps ahead of their opponents: “There is no secret, brilliant strategy. This White House is in a bubble. They think they’re winning when the roof is about to cave in.”

    Uygur believes that Obama’s mistake was agreeing to move the speech; I’d argue that the defeat really began with the speech timing brinksmanship itself.

    Suppose Obama had successfully forced the Republicans to reschedule their debate to another date or time. Then what?

    Sure, Obama would have the spotlight all to himself Wednesday September 6. But it’s not like the GOP debate wouldn’t get its share of attention on the new date, and the value of the speech spotlight depends entirely on whether Obama persuades the country that he really has a worthwhile agenda that could bring unemployment down from 9.1 percent, some grab-bag of innovative proposals that will succeed in ways that the stimulus didn’t, in the way that Obama’s housing policies haven’t, etc.

    We’ll see what Obama offers Thursday night, but many of us feel like we’ve heard it all before: “I inherited this,” “prevented another Great Depression,” “saved or created,” “green jobs,” “repair our crumbling roads and bridges,” “winning the future,” “we can’t afford not to invest in” blah, blah, blah. Nevermind that just weeks ago, Obama was promising a “very specific plan.”

    It appears that the Obama team more or less believes that they have no chance of passing a jobs plan through a GOP House, anyway. From Mike Allen’s morning newsletter:

    TIME’s MICHAEL SCHERER , in the forthcoming issue — ‘Can He Step Up His Game? Obama’s next move: if he can’t fix the economy, make sure the Republicans get the blame’: ‘In June, … White House chief of staff Bill Daley arranged a secret retreat for his senior team at Fort McNair … Historian Michael Beschloss went along as a guest speaker to help answer the one question on everyone’s mind: How does a U.S. President win re-election with the country suffering unacceptably high rates of unemployment? The historian’s lecture provided a lift for Barack Obama’s team. No iron law in politics is ever 100% accurate, Beschloss told the group. Two Presidents in the past century-Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 and Ronald Reagan in 1984-won re-­election amid substantial economic suffering. Both used the same two-part strategy: FDR and Reagan argued that the country, though in pain, was improving and that their opponents, anchored in past failures, would make things worse. … The President’s aides, all but resigned to unemployment above 8% on Election Day, now see in Roosevelt and Reagan a plausible path to victory. They intend to make sure voters believe a year from now that their fortunes are improving, and they plan to persuade the American people that a Republican in the White House would be a step backward. … Obama will try to divert the public’s frustration with Washington toward his main enemy, the GOP.’

    Yet the next item indicates the problem with this spin; Obama’s team is arguing that opposition from Republicans is preventing passage of ideas that are supported by both Republicans and Democrats. What?

    JAY CARNEY, on “Morning Joe,” re President Obama’s jobs address to joint session of Congress next Thursday: “He will make the case to the American people … that politics is broken, and that politics is getting in the way of the very necessary things we need to do. Now he hopes … that members of Congress will come back from their recess with a new sense of urgency … There’s nothing that’s preventing us from doing these things – both to grow the economy and to create jobs, AND to get our fiscal house in order – except politics. In both cases, as you will see next week, there are broadly supported, bipartisan options here that would SOLVE THE PROBLEM.”

    Really? There’s no collection of ideas that Obama and House Republicans could agree on to stimulate job creation? No trade deals? No regulations that could be eliminated? No tax code reforms?

  57. “tax them out of business…….she obviously has no idea how the real world works, does she”
    *******
    Maxine is just another actor in the political street theater, a distraction. Obama and the political leadership are committed to giving retroactive immunity to the gangstas. That was made very clear when the NY atty general was removed from the mortgage “settlement” committee. Goldman made $$$$$ by “shorting” the worthless securities based on “junk” mortgages that they sold.

    Obama is not a disappointment; he was selected to be President to stop Hillary and to protect the overclass. He is doing a hell of a job.

  58. Well, it appears that the “comments” functionality for Yahoo! linked stories concerning Obama has been disabled. Not so with “Retailer pulls blouse”.

    Coincidence? We’ve seen this kind of crap before with approval / disapproval ratings for comments not registering.

  59. SILENCE IS GOLDEN

    Same Washington Examiner that admin referred to at the top also had this story, about Reid / Pelosi’s silence about Dem Representative Andre Carson’s egregious and inflammatory accusations against the Tea Party.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/reid-pelosi-silent-jim-crow-accusations

    Reid, Pelosi silent on ‘Jim Crow’ accusations
    ==========================================

    Democratic Congressional leadership remains silent about a Democratic congressman’s claim that Tea Party members of Congress would “like to see [black Americans] hanging on a tree.”

    The top-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives – Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., – have not responded to The Washington Examiner’s requests for comment on this issue. They have not supported or contradicted, or even acknowledged, the accusation leveled by Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., that their Tea Party colleagues in Congress would like to see Carson murdered.

    Repeated efforts to contact Minority Leader Pelosi about her caucus-member’s claim produced no response, except that The Examiner was told that her press secretary would respond “at his discretion.”

    Carson accused his congressional colleagues of virulent racism at a Congressional Black Caucus town hall meeting:

    “This is the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in congress right now would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree.”

    Carson’s office has not responded to a request from The Examiner that he provide the names of the Members of Congress that he thinks want to see him “hanging on a tree.”

    Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., a Tea Party favorite and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the remarks have prompted him to consider withdrawing from the CBC:

    “When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And I have to tell you, one of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because I don’t think that they’re moving towards the right manner in which we’re going to solve the problems not just in the black community but all across the United States of America.”

    We’ll let you know if we hear anything from the Democratic leadership.

  60. VACATIONER-IN-CHIEF NO HIT AT THE POLLS

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/275821/vineyard-too-far-victor-davis-hanson#

    A Vineyard Too Far
    ===============
    People who rail against “fat cats” shouldn’t vacation with them.

    August 30, 2011 4:00 A.M.

    By Sunday afternoon, the Gallup tracking poll showed a 17-point spread in the president’s approval rating — 38 percent approval to 55 percent disapproval. Such polls are fickle and can go up and down quickly, often depending on unwarranted and unfair perceptions and media hype, hinging on everything from hurricanes to killing bin Laden. That said, these recent abysmal numbers might suggest that for the first time, a considerable number of Americans are starting to be turned off not just by Barack Obama’s economic policies, but by Barack Obama himself. But why now?

    The president’s latest Martha’s Vineyard vacation was a public-relations disaster, wholly unnecessary, and in part responsible for Obama’s most recent slide in the polls. Part of the problem was purely coincidental and no one’s fault: Who could have expected that while the president of the United States was resting on an exclusive private beach on a tony island on a calm August day, millions of Eastern Seaboarders around him would be engaged in a media-driven frenzy of emergency preparation and evacuation?

    Yet most of the negative perception was the president’s own doing. For nearly three years, there has been something strange about the First Family’s ritzy getaway tastes. The annual Martha’s Vineyard rentals were bookended by First Family junkets to Vail, Costa del Sol, and Hawaii. The choice of venues spawned at least three problems for the president that have nothing to do with the First Family’s right, and indeed duty, to enjoy a little well-earned vacation time — or with the fact that other presidents have vacationed in nice places.

    First, Obama’s fiery rhetoric (“fat-cat bankers,” “corporate jets,” “millionaires and billionaires,” “redistributive change,” “at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” etc.) has demonized the better off. Many successful liberal presidents do that, but they finesse the necessary fundraising and schmoozing with Wall Street zillionaires with tact and discretion. Bill Clinton was a past master at gluing a populist veneer atop his deep fascination with old money and hip celebrity. The Obamas are far clumsier in both their class-warfare boilerplate and their overt elite tastes, whose contradictions they apparently either miss or don’t much care about.

    No doubt this August the presidential advisers, without a clue about life in Tulare or Des Moines, gave sycophantic pep talks to the Obamas not to listen to “right-wing talk radio” and just enjoy what they like to enjoy. Obama himself apparently is still confident that the media will always exempt his golfing in a way they never did Bush’s far less frequent putting. Michael Moore, after all, is not going to cut and paste a video clip of Obama on the fairway.

    Yet some photos inevitably leaked out of the “redistributive change” statist at his $50,000-a-week rented estate, surrounded by “millionaires and billionaires” who could alone afford such rental prices, many of whom flew in on “corporate jets.” That disconnect appears to the American public as abjectly hypocritical. We all know that for the president to keep pushing his agenda of higher taxes, he will soon inevitably get back to bashing the rich. But we also assume that this time the public has seen the flip side of a one-eyed Jack and wonders, when the president hits up his Vineyard neighbors for campaign cash at his $20 million rented estate, whether he will first make sure that they are not “fat cats” and owners of “corporate jets.”

    Even right-wing presidents, even in good times, know enough not to rub in too much the perks of being president. George W. Bush was pilloried for chain-sawing at “the ranch,” as if he were a counterfeit outdoorsman; but he still knew that his media critics suffered far more in his beloved nowheresville of Crawford than did he. The “Reagan Ranch” in the Santa Barbara Mountains was not really a ranch at all, but a rustic hovel, and the videos of Reagan in his early seventies, chopping wood amid burrs and stickers, with sweat spots under his arms, were not faked. In contrast, the elder Bush liked boating off his family estate in Maine — and was flayed for being a bit too happy with his seaside, preppie-sounding Kennebunkport mansion.

    Timing poses a second problem, hurricanes apart. The United States is in the doldrums. The economic news — high unemployment, credit-downgrading, a ruined housing market, almost no growth, record debt, trillion-dollar-plus deficits, soaring fuel and food prices — is not just bad, but seems to be getting worse. Could not the president have gone home to Chicago for a week, followed by a weekend at Camp David — demonstrating in symbolic fashion to hurting Americans that their chief executive is cutting back on exclusive travel and amenities? Even Jimmy Carter knew enough to turn down the White House thermostat and put on a cardigan sweater when gas was hard to find. The misdemeanors of phony man-of-the-people photo-ops (the awkward, camouflaged John Kerry coming back from goose hunting) are usually far outweighed by the felonies of “I do what I want to do” overt elitism (the smug windsurfing John Kerry in spandex).

  61. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/09/john-boehner-speech-economy/1?source=twitter

    Speaker Boehner to give speech on economy

    House Speaker John Boehner will deliver his own speech about the economy, a week after President Obama addresses the nation about his jobs plan.

    Boehner, R-Ohio, will address the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15.

    The speaker has given major policy speeches in these kinds of settings before, most notably in May when he outlined his conditions for raising the debt limit in before the Economic Club of New York.

    Obama will speak at a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8 — a date that was set after a tussle with Boehner over scheduling.

    The president asked to speak on Sept. 7, but Boehner asked Obama to speak the next night instead because of issues such as having enough time for a security sweep of the House chamber.

    House Republicans are planning a legislative agenda this fall focused on repealing environmental and labor regulations that they say drive up the cost of business and discourage employers from hiring.

  62. I agree with this. Remember Maxine is a strong Hillary supporter. Remember Hillary in 2008 put out a statement titled “Let’s keep people in their homes.” Now Maxine is echoing it, and challenging Obama to do the right thing: ie threaten the banks.

    This particular threat of “tax them out of business” may be rhetoric (look who her audience were). But there are plenty of things that a good President and Senate COULD do to punish the banks, even without the House. Imagine what President Hillary would find to do!

    Maybe that’s what Maxine wants us to imagine. Maybe she knows Obama is a DINO, and wants to put him on the spot, show him up as not even trying or pretending to try.

    =================

    http://www.hapblog.com/2011/08/maxine-waters-warns-gangsta-banks-were.html

    Things are about to get rougher on 1600 Pennsy. Maxine Waters seen carrying a long sharp stick in her hand walking towards the White House looking for the occupant…
    ___________________

    Maxine Waters Warns ‘Gangsta’ Banks, “We’re Gonna Tax Them Out of Business”

    “At a Town Hall event in Los Angeles, Dem congresswoman Maxine Waters said the president should use the bully pulpit to, “bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes, that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re gonna tax them out of business”

  63. Admin, are we there yet? You said sharp decline in polls, you Said Sep, and it looks like it is happening.

  64. Obama and the political leadership are committed to giving retroactive immunity to the gangstas. That was made very clear when the NY atty general was removed from the mortgage “settlement” committee.

    ==================

    That may be one of the reasons WHY Maxine is calling out Obama now, saying he could do more against the banks.

    As Hillary said in a debate in 2008, iirc, “The public doesn’t care what one person they never heard of said about another person they never heard of.” And the public doesn’t care why one person they never heard of was removed from some committee they never heard of. So sometimes you have to use a clear example even it it’s not really practical (ie “tax the banks”).

  65. Maxine Waters Warns ‘Gangsta’ Banks, “We’re Gonna Tax Them Out of Business”

    “At a Town Hall event in Los Angeles, Dem congresswoman Maxine Waters said the president should use the bully pulpit to, “bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes, that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re gonna tax them out of business”
    ___________________________________________________________

    So, she’s advocating more of the “gangster” politics we saw with the GM & Chrysler bondholders.

    It’s this kind of rhetoric and, as we have seen early on with the aforementioned incidents, that scares the crap out of businesses and they are not going to hire or invest in any kind of expansion as long as this shit is tolerated.

    Under Obama, the US appears to be an unstable place because there is no way of knowing what looney theft agenda item is going to be put in place next, other than it is likely to be redistributive.

  66. Maxine is using rhetoric, just words. The banks are using action: throwing people out of their homes (after a lot of fraud by the lenders).

  67. TDO, what do you think laws are? Words.

    What about the PEOPLE who put their life’s savings into bonds backed by mortgages? Ya think it might harm them a bit to have the value of both their bonds and the return cut in half too? You’re just !@#$ing one group who did everything right and saved all their lives to help others who didn’t honor the commitment they made – and yes, I understand that in many cases it was through no fault of their own, but in many cases, people just bought waaaaay more house than they could afford.

  68. “All I see is.. she is prodding the black panther in the white cage with a stick. Telling him to round up the Bankers (his donors) and do some arm twisting to save people’s houses.”

    Agreed. The other thing she and the other a$$inine CBC members are doing is fanning the flames of race solidarity on the other side – you know – the 88% of the population that is not black.

    When Waters and Carson and their white wannabe enablers like Richard Wolfe, Chuck Todd – you know the list – start blatantly accusing whites of depriving BO of his preferred speech date because of the color of his skin or of wanting to see blacks hanging from trees – the line is really being crossed.

    Add to that Carson’s Muslim beliefs and I tell you what, whites are going to start banding together AGAINST attackers in self-defense survival mode. If a race war is the BOWH goal, they are NOT going to win.

    In fact, they should be careful of what they wish for.

    IMHO.

  69. Ulsterman’s take:

    The words of a leading member of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus were shocking to most Americans. Congressman Andre Carson, one of two Muslim members of the U.S. House of Representatives, gave a highly charged, vitriolic speech to a gathering of Black voters this past week in which he indicated his belief that Tea Party members were intent on lynching Black Americans. Congressman Carson and other Black political leaders went on to demand Black voters prepare for war in the coming months leading up to the 2012 election – including organizing civil unrest, and runs on American banks. The comments came during a multi-city tour staged by the Congressional Black Caucus organized in part, as a “get out the vote” initiative.

    newsflavor.com/politics/us-politics/muslim-congressman-doubles-down-on-racist-anti-tea-party-rant/#ixzz1WjJGBUK0
    Y

  70. Now this is RACIST!

    When are Carson, Farrakhan, Wolf, Todd, Waters and the other racebaiters going to speak out about this?

    Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.

  71. Carville pretty much sums it up, when given the choice to watch a Republican debate or listen to the blowhard read from his TOTUS…even a diehard liberal would rather watch the debates.

    IMO, orget all the fluff around the rest of what he said, this is the meat of that conversation.

    For us liberals without a party, I would rather clean the bathroom than listen to Baracko’s “best speech”.

  72. The White House is promising President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress will finish up before 8:30 p.m. ET next Thursday, ahead of kickoff time in the NFL season opener between the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

    “I can assure all you football fans he will be completed by kick-off,” Carney said during his Thursday briefing to reporters.

    ………………

    Wanna bet he screws that up.

  73. Bankrupt solar company has cozy ties with BO.

    Oh what a 😯

    A solar energy company that intends to file for bankruptcy received $535 million in backing from the federal government and has a cozy history with Democrats and the Obama administration, campaign finance records show.

    Shareholders and executives of Solyndra, a green energy company producing solar panels, fundraised for and donated to the Obama administration to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser, a key Obama backer who raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the president’s election campaign, is one of Solyndra’s primary investors. Kaiser himself donated $53,500 to Obama’s 2008 election campaign, split between the DSCC and Obama For America. Kaiser also made several visits to the White House and appeared at some White House events next to Obama officials.

    Campaign finance records show Kaiser and Solyndra executives and board members donated $87,050 total to Obama’s election campaign.

    And now, just two years after securing a half-billion-dollar federal loan, Solyndra has said that it will declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    dailycaller.com/2011/09/01/bankrupt-solar-company-with-fed-backing-has-cozy-ties-to-obama-admin/#ixzz1WjjwRG7Y

  74. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62505.html

    W.H. furious over speech delay

    It seemed like a trivial matter: On Wednesday, House Republicans forced the president to delay his speech to a joint session of Congress by one day.

    Who cares? The White House cares. Very much.

    “It is a big deal that the House said ‘no’ to the president from our end,” a White House source with intimate knowledge of what took place between the House and the president told me Thursday. “This confirms what we all know: They will do anything in the House to muck us up.”

    On Wednesday, the White House staff did not know exactly what President Barack Obama was going to say in his major jobs speech, but it knew exactly where and when he was going to say it.

    The location would be before a joint session of Congress in the august marble-clad chamber of the House of Representatives. And the speech would be next Wednesday night, when the House returned from vacation, and there would be maximum TV viewership.

    The speech would be dignified, sober and important. But the planning turned out to be a mess, a mess that illuminates just how hyper-partisan politics have become on Capitol Hill at exactly the time Obama is calling for bipartisanship.

    The White House was well aware the president’s speech would conflict with a planned Republican debate sponsored by POLITICO and NBC to be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. The debate would be broadcast live by MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo and live-streamed by POLITICO.

    Yet the White House did not see this as an obstacle. “With all due respect, the POLITICO-MSNBC debate was one that was going on a cable station,” the White House source said. “It was not sacrosanct. We knew they would push it back and then there would be a GOP debate totally trashing the president. So it wasn’t all an upside for us.”

    And, at first, things seemed to fall into place.

    At about 10 or 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, White House chief of staff Bill Daley called House Speaker John Boehner and asked that a joint session of Congress be assembled the following Wednesday night. The White House viewed Boehner as a political opponent, but not an enemy and the call was cordial, even pro forma considering such a request had never before been refused.

    And, according to the White House source, Boehner said “okay” to Daley’s request for the Wednesday evening date.

    Then things quickly unraveled. It turned out not everyone was as sanguine as Boehner with the notion that a Democratic president was going to step on a Republican debate.

    At 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, the White House tweeted the news about the joint session. “And then Rush Limbaugh beat Boehner up,” the source said.

    The conservative talk show personality was in his familiar state of high dudgeon. “This is a pure campaign speech and to give it the imprimatur of a speech before a joint session of Congress, there’s no way, he doesn’t deserve that,” Limbaugh said. “Boehner’s got to say no. Now, whether he will, I have no clue.”

    A number of Republicans in the House and a few in the Senate did have a clue and they told Boehner that while they would allow the joint session – it was hard not to for both historic and political reasons – the timing had to be on their terms, which meant it could not conflict with the Republican debate.

    At which point Boehner’s office announced that Boehner had never agreed to the Wednesday date, that Congress did not get back into session until 6:30 p.m. on that day, that various votes had to be taken, that security had to be arranged and Obama should push his speech back a day to Thursday.

    Which just happened to be the evening the Green Bay Packers were meeting the New Orleans Saints in the NFL season opener. Which meant Obama would have to move his speech up an hour or so before the kick-off at 8:30 p.m.

    The White House was not pleased. In reality, it believed, Congress really had never gone out of session, a parliamentary move that blocked Obama from making recess appointments. “And they had to arrange security?” the White House source scoffed. “As if they couldn’t do that! This was a political thing, a tea party thing, a Rush Limbaugh thing. They were all giving Boehner gas.”

    The White House did not want to give in and look weak, but what was the alternative?

    An Oval office speech instead?

    “You can’t speak for 40 minutes from the Oval Office,” the source said.

    How about the East Room?

    “He’s going to speak to an empty East Room with just the Teleprompters and staff there? No,” said the source

    So it had to be in the House of Representatives, which the Republicans control. “But we couldn’t go if they didn’t let us come,” the source said. “You can’t hold the speech in the lobby or in the parking lot. And you’re not going to get network coverage if you hold it at George Mason University.

    “After a month of world chaos, the setting had to match the topic. And you don’t get any better setting than a joint session of Congress.”

    In the end, the White House felt it had no choice but to give in on the date, and Obama sent an email to his supporters with the subject line: “Frustrated.”

    “It’s been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on,” Obama said in the email. “I know that you’re frustrated by that. I am, too.”

    Obama said he was going to put forward “a set of bipartisan proposals to help grow the economy and create jobs” and he was “asking lawmakers to look past short-term politics and take action on that plan.”

    It was, perhaps, not the friendliest message, but the White House was not in a friendly mood. Some Democrats were attacking Obama for once again “caving in” to Republicans, though others thought that it was an inconsequential matter.

    The White House is viewing it as very consequential, however. “It is a big deal,” the source said. “It shows the House Republicans will do no outreach, nothing.”

    And who does the White House believe was really behind treating the president so shabbily?

    “At first, I didn’t think it was Boehner, but his caucus,” the source said. “But maybe not. Maybe it is him.”

    ………………………..

    Boo fucking hoo, you got your ass handed to you Bambi and now he’s pissed off.

  75. Paul Ryan : POTUS’s jobs plan was the “stimulus.” It failed. Pro-growth policies are what we need. More debt + spending won’t work.

  76. Emergency Committee for Israel launching a big NY anti-Obama campaign ………….oooooooooooh

    The fact that both candidates in Anthony Weiner’s old Democratic-leaning district have criticized Obama on Israel offers the Emergency Committee for Israel some fodder.

    The video is part of a broader campaign the group is in New York City that’s expected to run well into the six figures. There are currently newspaper ads in print in, of course, the Hamptons, showing Obama shaking hands with a beaming Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas; I’m told New Yorkers can keep an eye out for TV and billboards.

    The tag-line is that Obama’s a “uniter, not a divider — except of Jerusalem.”

    New Yorkers, known to argue about things, will be eager to engage this topic, I suspect.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0911/GOP_Israel_group_launches_New_York_campaign.html#

  77. moononpluto
    September 1st, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    It is clear to me that the idiot frat-boys running the POTUS re-elect campaign do not have a clue about process.

    I am no expert but I have sat through enough town board,school board, environmental and county legislature meetings to know there is a standard set of rules for each. And if they are not adhered to the result is pure chaos.

    That’s on a very small level. It’s unfriggin believable that the Whitehouse staff either did not know or refused to follow simple meeting rules and then expected everyone else involved in organizing the event to roll over and go along.

    Yes, BO got his butt handed to him and he deserved it. It’s like he and his staff don’t even bother to read up on traditions involved with public meetings. It’s about friggin time he got called on it. He and the WH staff are so ignorant and boorish. What an embarrassment.

  78. I have to share this gem of an alternate reference to BO.

    SCOAMF = Stuttering clusterf**k of a miserable failure.

    Catchy, no?
    😀

    from HA and AOS.

  79. HT skandia recluse.

    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper;

  80. the setting had to match the topic. And you don’t get any better setting than a joint session of Congress.”

    The attitude revealed right there just pisses me off. Excuse me, but the floor of the Congress of the United Staes of America is not a stage prop, to be used at your convenience as a backdrop. You call a Joint Session of Congress when you have something of major national import to discuss with your co-equal branch of govt, not when you think they’d make a nice fucking setting for your goddamned closeup, President Blanche Dubois.

  81. HillaryforTexas
    September 1st, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    the setting had to match the topic. And you don’t get any better setting than a joint session of Congress.”
    The attitude revealed right there just pisses me off. Excuse me, but the floor of the Congress of the United Staes of America is not a stage prop, to be used at your convenience as a backdrop. You call a Joint Session of Congress when you have something of major national import to discuss with your co-equal branch of govt, not when you think they’d make a nice fucking setting for your goddamned closeup, President Blanche Dubois.
    _______________________________________________-

    Thank you. It’s become so common place for this ignoramous to use everything for his perpetual campaigning that you come to expect it as normal. Thanks for putting it back in perspective.

  82. Unlike obama who was more concerned about his golf game…

    September 1, 2011, 6:24 pm

    Clintons Hunkered Down in East Hampton as Irene Passed By

    By BARBARA GRAUSTARK

    The Clintons on Wednesday on the beach at East Hampton on Long Island.EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Over the years, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton have been occasional visitors to the serene, breezy corner of East Hampton where Lily Pond Lane meets Georgica Beach amid the bayberry and beach plum. Sometimes they were guests of Steven Spielberg. But this is the first time that neighbors had seen them not as casual day visitors but as householders.

    Five days before Irene struck, neighbors say, the Clintons and their Secret Service entourage put down roots in a large-shingle 1920 “cottage” on Lily Pond Lane with commanding views of the ocean and Lily Pond. The house is owned by Eli Hirschfeld, son of the parking lot magnate Abe Hirschfeld, and surrounded by black pines and Rosa rugosa.

    Even as their neighbors evacuated, some returning to Manhattan, the Clintons decided to wait out Tropical Storm Irene, convinced, Mrs. Clinton told a neighbor, that it would weaken.

    It did eventually weaken, but the Clintons’ house, like most along this beach, lost power.

    Ever since Irene passed, the pair has been seen strolling the pristine beach, shadowed at a respectful distance by Secret Service agents, commiserating with neighbors about power failures, downed trees and walkways washed out by the storm.

    On Wednesday, they were walking holding hands, Bill in his khaki long shorts and Hillary almost hidden beneath a pink hat and turquoise shirt, as the steps to the Hirschfeld house were being reconstructed, said Curtis Eaves, owner of a landscape design firm. The couple stopped for a photo-op.

    They Clintons have apparently recovered power in at least part of the house. Mrs. Clinton told Mr. Eaves that as long as they had power in the kitchen, and phone service, “we weren’t going anywhere.”

    Mr. Clinton was not complaining about a few days in a beach house without lights. “Everything is relative,” he told Mr. Eaves. “I’m worried about the people who were flooded and lost their homes.”

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/clintons-hunkered-down-in-easthampton-as-irene-passed-by/

  83. In Competitive Districts, Democrats Run From Obama

    By Alex Roarty & Beth Reinhard

    With the president’s approval numbers sagging nationwide, some members of his party are criticizing him as they get ready for tough reelection bids…

    It’s been a tough summer for swing-district Democrats seeking reelection in 2012 with a president at the top of the ticket whose approval ratings are in the weeds.

    As these members begin to focus on their reelection bids after Labor Day, they are increasingly calculating how close is too close to an unpopular President Obama.

    Take Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who represents a district that nearly went for Republican George W. Bush in 2004. In a recent local TV interview, DeFazio said of Obama that the word “fight” isn’t “in his vocabulary” — and he then repeated the criticism to constituents at a town hall. Or Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), who won a Republican-friendly district in a special election last year and pointedly declined to endorse the sitting president last week.

    The president’s dismal poll ratings, should they continue into next year, could sink Democratic hopes for reclaiming ground in the House and retaining control of the Senate — especially in battleground states and swing districts.

    “If he is where he is now, it’s not going to work for Democrats,” said Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.), who opted earlier this year not to seek reelection in his competitive district.

    Democrats are also keeping their distance in two House special elections taking place later this month — in both a solidly-Democratic district in New York City and a Republican-leaning one in rural Nevada. The sting of Obama’s low approval ratings is already being felt in Queens and Brooklyn, where Republican candidate Bob Turner has turned the Democratic-leaning district into a battleground by framing the special election as a referendum on the administration and its treatment of Israel. Liberal firebrand Anthony Weiner held onto that district with ease for more than a decade, and even when scandal forced him out of office, few had thought the race to replace him would be close.

    In the Nevada race to replace Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) in the House, national Republican groups have aired advertisements connecting Democratic nominee Kate Marshall with Obama. Strategists from both parties expect Republican Mark Amodei to prevail — in a district where Obama won 49 percent in 2008.

    It’s a sea change from the early days of his presidency, when liberal and moderate Democrats alike sought to tie themselves to the president and benefit from his popularity and charisma. Most moderate Democrats supported his stimulus and health care reform legislation that they’re now distancing themselves from. Less than two years ago, Owens tied himself to the president’s agenda in his initial campaign for Congress. That’s now a distant memory.

    Obama’s approval has dropped below 40 percent in Gallup’s tracking poll in recent weeks, and surveys show him running even with Republican presidential front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Most analysts believe Obama’s approval needs to be at least above 45 percent to have a good chance of winning reelection next year.

    “I represent a district that Obama lost by 11 points in 2008,” said Rep, Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), whose conservative district is being targeted by national Republicans. “I would not expect he will not do well in this district.”

    But Obama’s iffy prospects shouldn’t send Altmire and other vulnerable Democrats fleeing from the president, veteran strategists say. The calculus is a complicated one that should take into account that Obama remains more popular than Republicans in Congress.

    Running away from the president could discourage loyal Democrats who still have faith in Obama from turning out at the polls in 2012. What’s more, if the Republican nominee turns out to be a tea-party branded conservative like Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann, Obama could plausibly pitch himself as the more reasonable, less ideological candidate to independent voters.

    Democratic strategists suggest that downballot Democrats should focus on the president’s agenda, which includes a balanced approach to deficit reduction with both tax increases and spending cuts, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and raising taxes on the wealthy.

    “Anyone who says Obama is going to be a drag on the ticket should look [at] the polling numbers for congressional Republicans,” said Mary Anne Marsh, a Massachusetts-based Democratic consultant. “Democrats running in 2012 should realize that the better he does, the better they will do.”

    In 2010, a number of Democrats sought to steer clear of the president to no avail. The Democratic nominee for governor in Florida, Alex Sink, ducked Obama during fundraising visits and ended up narrowly losing to Republican Rick Scott amid disappointing Democratic turnout. Former Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) went so far as to announce during his reelection campaign that he voted for John McCain in 2008. The 21-year incumbent fell to a first-term state representative.

    “There are a number of people — who are now former members of Congress — who tried to distance themselves from the president. It didn’t work,” said Philadelphia-based Democratic consultant J.J. Balaban.

    Florida-based Democratic pollster Dave Beattie noted that despite Obama’s waning popularity, some surveys show him in greater favor than the conservative tea party movement. Beattie pointed to four Democratic senators — Chris Coons in Delaware, Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut, Michael Bennet in Colorado, and Harry Reid in Nevada — who won tough races in 2010 not by distancing themselves from Obama, but by running moderate campaigns that contrasted favorably with their more colorful, edgy Republican rivals.

    Democrats running in 2012 should take their cue from those 2010 successes, Beattie said.

    “There’s a greater fear of tea-party extremism than a fear of Obama,” he said. “I don’t think there will be a lot of Democrats actively running against Obama because those who are left are in swing areas where the president will be competitive.”

    The place where vulnerable Democrats are most likely to break with the president is over spending cuts. While they are on solid ground to criticize Obama for not going far enough to trim the budget, they may go astray if they start personally attacking him.

    “Democrats don’t want their races to be about Obama,” said Beattie, “but for many of them, he’s still a net positive.”

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/09/in-competitive-districts-democrats-run-from-obama/244438/

  84. Check this stunning pic of HRC.

    news.yahoo.com/photos/u-secretary-state-hillary-clinton-arrives-elysee-palace-photo-162409363.html

  85. HillaryforTexas
    September 1st, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    the setting had to match the topic. And you don’t get any better setting than a joint session of Congress.”
    The attitude revealed right there just pisses me off. Excuse me, but the floor of the Congress of the United Staes of America is not a stage prop, to be used at your convenience as a backdrop. You call a Joint Session of Congress when you have something of major national import to discuss with your co-equal branch of govt, not when you think they’d make a nice fucking setting for your goddamned closeup, President Blanche Dubois.
    **************************************************************************************

    …this is simple to understand…O wanted that setting because he would have a live captive audience that would be forced to clap, and stand and act like his adoring fans when he uttered his applause lines…

    he is already trying to manipulate ‘the adoring crowds’ effect…reality check…not this time…no matter how hard you try to force the visual effects…

    frankly, I think Herbert Cain hit it on the head when he said ‘O changed the time because he was afraid of the split screen with O speaking and the republican debate and the very likely possibility that O might get lower ratings than the debate…

    …now that would have been really embarrassing…

  86. Shareholders and executives of Solyndra, a green energy company producing solar panels, fundraised for and donated to the Obama administration to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    ====================

    Incompetent management, obviously. No wonder they’re filing Chapter 11 reorganization (which Trump also has used a few times, hasn’t he?)

  87. What about the PEOPLE who put their life’s savings into bonds backed by mortgages?

    ====================

    First, let’s get the money back from (and re-regulate) the guilty who DID know what they were doing: the middlemen who promoted those loans, the speculators who made money on all this, the developers who built over-ostentatious homes, the banks who should have been let fail.

    Then decide what to do about the innocents who were deceived on both sides.

    Iirc, HIllary offered a plan in 2008, in an op-ed titled “Let’s keep people in their homes.” Hers was modeled on FDR’s HOLC. What do you think of HIllary’s plan?

  88. Herbert Cain hit it on the head when he said ‘O changed the time because he was afraid of the split screen with O speaking and the republican debate and the very likely possibility that O might get lower ratings than the debate…

    ==================

    So now he can get lower ratings than the ballgame?

    Maybe the free market (ie ratings) will split the MSM from Obama?

  89. ohanson
    September 1st, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    Let’s Keep People In Their Homes – WSJ.com – 25 Sep 2008
    By HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    ************************************

    oh…Hillary, Hillary, Hillary…what a different world and country we would have with you at the helm…

    I cannot tell you how many republicans I hear say that they wish Hillary had won the election…that they would have voted for her…that she would have been so much better…so much smarter…so much stronger than the fraud…or McCain…

    we need Karma to work its magic with divine intervention…we need ‘karma’ to come full circle…

  90. Five NASCAR Drivers Decline President Obama’s White House Invitation

    President Barack Obama will honor NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and the 11 other Chase drivers from last year in a White House ceremony on Wednesday – but nearly half of the 2010 playoff contenders won’t be there.

    NASCAR said Thursday that five drivers – Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart – will not be attending the White House visit due to “schedule conflicts.”

    Star-divide

    They must be very busy people. Regardless of one’s political views, the president is still the president – and an opportunity to speak with the leader of the free world is a rare and special one.

    You’d think whatever photo shoots or sponsor appearances these drivers have lined up on Wednesday afternoon – if that’s indeed the reason – could be rescheduled. After all, this is the President of the United States we’re talking about here.

    For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers turn down the president’s invitation simply seems strange.

    Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth will attend.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2011/9/1/2399376/nascar-drivers-decline-president-barack-obama-white-house-invitation-jimmie-johnson-2011

    …………………………..

    Guess they didnt want to be stage props either.

  91. moononpluto
    September 2nd, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Five NASCAR Drivers Decline President Obama’s White House Invitation
    _______________

    Great start to a dreary day here- my kids are great fans of Jeff Gordon..

  92. Basil

    You are dead on right about Carson. Obama may have put him in charges of stirring up the AA community and major leaders going a long with the plan Ulsterman predicted, Obama’s Race War to Win the election.

  93. Had the History Channel on last night while working. Small video clip of Obama in “Targeting Bin Laden” scheduled to be shown next Tuesday night, Sept 6th.@ 8pm. Obama hasn’t given up trying to upstage the Republican debate-

  94. jbstonesfan: “He is at -7.8% down from -10.2%”
    *****

    How do you figure ‘down’? -7.8% is UP from -10.2%.

  95. Hi JanH-

    Wonderful article about the Clintons on vacation at the Hamptons. When you think about it, those two are never seen taking time out from work. More, more, more of seeing the power couple together enjoying each other’s company… Heaven can wait; We can’t! 🙂

  96. Clever O-Bot comments posted yesterday at @ http://hillaryunleashed.wordpress.com Yes, they are becoming more sophisticated in their wording attempting to inoculate potential Hillary supporters from supporting her if she accepts a Draft Nomination.

    It hasn’t been released for public viewing as of yet. Anyone interested in taking a crack at it? I’ll post the first of two of the posters comments. (The give-a-ways, the free-bees, are laughable..) 🙂

    If not, it will have to wait until I get back from another full day- grrrh..
    ____________________

    “President Obama has done some great things, he gave us tax breaks, put forth the cash for clunkers program, helped save the American auto manufacturers, caught bin laden (I never cap his name out of disrespect), and a benefit I appreciate that allows me to have my son who is in college remain on my health care plan until she’s 26, and more.

    The problem I have with the President (who IS an American by the way – looks like a few ratpublicons have made their way here to stir up divisiveness – don’t they ever keep their propaganda to themselves?), is that he allows the ratpublicons to walk all over him and he did not support the protesters in Wisconsin. He needs to fight back – he can’t keep things squeaky clean when dealing with ratpublicons … they are expert liars, manipulators, and thieves. He is fighting back with maturity and integrity… this is good if dealing with others who are the same, but again, we’re not dealing with decent people who love their country – we’re dealing with ratpublicons. He’s got to fight back and get his case to the people. I love Mrs. Clinton because she would have done just that – she’d have defended her position, let the rats know they couldn’t run all over her, and she’d have been able to push through bills and have been able to protect SS benefits and Medicare for all of those who earned them and need them.

    The only reason I would not want Secretary of State Clinton to run is that it would insure that the rats get in the White House. And as much as I admire and respect both Clinton’s, this is the reason she must not run.”

  97. Last night they showed H meeting with leaders in Europe, and she was wearing a a beautiful red blouse and black trousers. she was walking across this outside intersection area. She looked great, walked briskly, and looked in charge. Can anyone find that picture. I don’t know where i saw it, darn it. I will look also.

  98. I wonder how many of these “pleadings” went out to major U.S. companies…

    PICKET: Gibson Guitar CEO – Obama admin told us our problems would ‘go away’ if we used foreign labor

    September 1, 2011

    U.S. authorities raided Gibson Guitars recently over the instrument maker’s use of allegedly illegal imports of wood. According to a Wall Street Journal interview, though, Henry Juszkiewicz, chief executive officer of Gibson contends, “a broker probably made a mistake in labeling the goods but that the sale was legal and approved by Indian authorities.”

    Mr. Juszkiewicz also told KMJ Radio host Chris Daniel on Wednesday that the Obama administration sent his company a letter that if the guitar maker used Madagascar labor instead of an American work force, their “problems would go away.” (h/t Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit):

    CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?

    HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a pleading.

    CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?

    HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.

    CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?

    HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes. They said that explicitly

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/sep/1/picket-gibson-guitar-ceo-obama-admin-told-us-our-p/

  99. Is that not a football on his OO desk?

    I think it is there to prove to his detractors that Obama has at least one ball!

    8-o

  100. Now we know why the hastily arranged jobs plan, they knew the figures were going to be devestating, hence the rush before congress in a joint session. The Aug figures are just devestating to the economy.

  101. Bank of America has opened down 10.6% on NY Times reports that US Govt to sue 12 banks over mortgage backed assets

    …………………………………………

    This is not clever considering where we stand at present in the economy, politically its a Presidency killer.

    Confirmed, WH received emails over Fast n Furious.

    Dow plummeting along with FTSE over jobs data, this really could be the week the Obama Presidency comes crashing down around them.

  102. http://michellemalkin.com/2011/09/02/fast-and-furious-update-yes-the-white-house-got-e-mails/

    We’ve heard from day one of this scandal that it went straight to the top.

    We’ve heard nothing but denials.

    Now, that there’s e-mail proof that it did, the White House insists they knew nuttin’, absolutely nuttin’, about how bad Fast and Furious was.

    The Los Angeles Times reports today (h/t William Amos):

    Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.

    Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, dubbed Fast and Furious. The operation allowed firearms to be illegally purchased, with the goal of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. But the effort went out of control after agents lost track of many of the weapons.

    The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.

    But the senior administration official said the emails, obtained Thursday by The Times, did not prove that anyone in the White House was aware of the covert “investigative tactics” of the operation.

    The three officials who were briefed: Kevin M. O’Reilly, director of North American Affairs for the White House national security staff; Dan Restrepo, the president’s senior Latin American advisor; and Greg Gatjanis, a White House national security official.

    The Team Obama talking point: Turn around and blame Congress…

    “The emails validate what has been said previously, which is no one at the White House knew about the investigative tactics being used in the operation, let alone any decision to let guns walk,” said the official, who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. “To the extent that some [national security staff members] were briefed on the top lines of ongoing federal efforts, so were members of Congress.”

    Like I said earlier this week: Screw up, move up, cover up. It’s the Holder way, the Obama way, the Washington way. And innocent Americans pay.

  103. Moon, Is CBS finally doing some actual journalism?

    They are reporting today that the US Atty General in AZ tried to cover up a murder’s link to Gunwalker:

    In a letter, Grassley and Issa say the lead prosecutor on Fast and Furious, Assistant US Attorney Emory Hurley, learned almost immediately that guns allowed onto the street in his case, had been recovered at Terry’s murder. “(I)n the hours after Agent Terry’s death,” says the letter from Grassley and Issa, Hurley apparently “contemplated the connection between the two cases and sought to prevent the connection from being disclosed.” The Justice Department recently transferred Hurley out of the criminal division into the civil division.

    An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry’s death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder scene: “… this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case.”

    Another ATF email indicates that the justification both offices used to not charge the suspect with crimes related to the murder scene “was to not ‘complicate’ the FBI’s investigation.”

    ATF whistleblowers revealed the link between the two cases to Congressional investigators and CBS News, saying their supervisors were attempting to cover it up.

    This is disgusting. I want to know what Holder and Obama knew, and when they knew it. Oh, and the CBS investigative reporter covering this? She’s a woman. Figures. 😀

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20100687-10391695.html

  104. Scandal breaking about how Soylara, the green energy company that just went bust after millions in taxpayer money. Seems that they ALSO got preferential interest rate loans that other, equally “green” energy manufacturers did not get. Other green energy projects paid TWICE the interest rate for govt loans that Solyndra did.

    Why? Could the fact that their major investor was a big Obama donor have had anything to do with it? This administration is so corrupt, it turns the stomach. I had said from the beginning that all that stimulus money was not going to go to the areas where it might actually help – it was going to be used as a big slush fund to reward friends of Obama. Which is exactly what they did.

    Congress requested documents related to the Solyndra loan from the Office of Management and Budget. After three months and zero documents produced, a hearing was scheduled. An OMB deputy director was asked to attend but didn’t show up, claiming a scheduling conflict. Finally, OMB allowed that congressional staff could view some of the requested documents on site, but when they arrived in mid-July not all the documents were available and some that were made available had been redacted. Specifically, the information on risk ratings had been lined out. Given that this was exactly the information congress had been looking for the entire exercise was becoming a waste of time. At this point the committee held a hearing to consider issuing a subpoena for the documents.

    Why would Solyndra get such sweet interest rates for what is obviously now — and also was obviously then — a high-risk investment? Well, maybe because one of its “prime financial backers” was an Obama 2008 fundraiser.

    The House Energy Committee wants some answers about all of this.

    In a letter to the White House, committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns requested a scheduled briefing on the matter by no later than September 12 and asked for all documents related to the loan guarantee between Solyndra and the White House.

    “We have learned from our investigation that White House officials monitored Solyndra’s application, and communicated with DOE and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials during the course of their review in 2009 and when those officials were restructuring the Solyndra deal this year,” Upton and Stearns wrote. “Documents received by the Committee also show that DOE and OMB officials were aware of the White House’s interest in the Solyndra loan guarantee. In addition, we are also aware that a major investor in Solyndra, George Kaiser, was a bundler for President Obama’s 2008 campaign.”

    http://minx.cc/?post=320882

  105. HillaryforTexas
    September 2nd, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Moon, Is CBS finally doing some actual journalism?

    They are reporting today that the US Atty General in AZ tried to cover up a murder’s link to Gunwalker:

    Oh, and the CBS investigative reporter covering this? She’s a woman. Figures. 😀

    ————————

    Sharyl Attkisson has been on this story since early February, I think the first corporate media person. Took awhile for CBS to give it much air time.

    Sharyl Attkisson is CBS News’ “Follow the Money” and Investigative Correspondent. She has received several awards including Investigative Emmy’s for her exclusive reports on the bank bailout and the Red Cross. She is one of the few journalists to have flown in a B-52 on a combat mission in Kosovo, and in an F-15 fighter jet Combat Air Patrol flight. Attkisson is a third degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, now working on her fourth degree.

    Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/sharylattkisson?tag=contentMain;contentBody#ixzz1Wo5uYDtM

  106. President Barack Obama said he’s directed the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw proposed rules to limit ozone emissions that lead to smog.

    The draft rules have been faulted by Republicans and business leaders who contended the regulations would be too costly to implement. Obama said in a statement he is seeking to reduce regulatory burdens as the economy recovers.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-02/obama-tells-epa-to-withdraw-ozone-air-quality-standards-hit-by-republicans.html

    ………………………

    as the economy recovers…..?, has he not seen todays job report then……..

  107. ohanson
    September 2nd, 2011 at 11:03 am
    HillaryforTexas
    September 2nd, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Moon, Is CBS finally doing some actual journalism?

    They are reporting today that the US Atty General in AZ tried to cover up a murder’s link to Gunwalker:

    Oh, and the CBS investigative reporter covering this? She’s a woman. Figures.

    ————————

    Sharyl Attkisson has been on this story since early February, I think the first corporate media person. Took awhile for CBS to give it much air time.

    * * *

    Yes, Sharyl Attkisson broke the gun runner story months ago and she kept with the story, or CBS kept her on the story. Hard to believe, but she is WH Press Sec Jay Carney’s wife.

    ecoast

  108. The Christian Science Monitor

    If Obama looks as if he’ll lose in 2012, what about Hillary Clinton?

    Approval ratings for Obama are at a historic low. Unemployment is not budging. Clinton would have to step down as secretary of State. Would it be unseemly to campaign against a president, in whose cabinet she once served? Just ask Jon Huntsman Jr.

    By John Hughes
    posted September 2, 2011

    This is a pretty dismal time for President Obama.

    He campaigned on a platform to change Washington, but as he himself admitted in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the atmosphere there is worse since he became president.

    His popularity is at an all-time low. It is no surprise that many Republicans want to give him the heave-ho in 2012. He is not exactly wowing independents, and even some Democrats, especially African-Americans, are grumbling.

    In The New York Times, liberal columnist Maureen Dowd complains: “He got the job by blaming Washington. But once you’re in the White House, you are Washington. It’s like the plumber who came to fix the sink waiting for the sink to fix itself.”

    In The Wall Street Journal, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan opines: “He has made big mistakes…. His baseline political assumptions have proved incorrect, his calculations have turned out to be erroneous, his big decisions have turned to dust…. He thought the stimulus would turn the economy around. It didn’t.”

    On the foreign-policy front, his successful decision to go after Osama bin Laden was gutsy. But throughout the Arab Spring he was indecisive. On Syria, he procrastinated before declaring that the murderous Bashar al-Assad should step down. On Libya, he led “from behind,” as one White House aide famously described it. We should all be grateful that no American lives were lost. But how many Libyan freedom fighters’ lives could have been saved by earlier US forcefulness?

    If the unemployment figures are nearly as bad this time next year as they are now, Mr. Obama’s reelection to a second term may be problematic.

    If his defeat seems inevitable, will Democrats contemplate an alternative candidate? If so, who?

    There is already some whispering. The name “Hillary Clinton” crosses lips. Despite a flurry of denials and her protestations that she will retire at the end of 2012, the issue has been raised by reporters at White House press briefings and on TV networks such as Fox.

    In the curious way we elect our presidents – so bemusing to many foreigners – Hillary Rodham Clinton got more of the people’s vote than Obama in the primaries: 18,223,120 to his 18,011,877. Neither candidate received enough delegates from state primary races and caucuses to reach a majority at the party convention, but “superdelegate” votes pushed Obama over the top.

    Some problems would attend a Clinton campaign. She would obviously need to resign as secretary of State. But she has already said she will leave that position at the end of a first Obama term.

    Would it be unseemly to campaign against a Democratic president in whose cabinet she served? Well, Jon Huntsman Jr., a Republican who served as Obama’s ambassador to China, seems to have rationalized his readiness to campaign against Obama. He argues that he served the office of the president, not necessarily Obama the president. Clinton has been a loyal foreign minister for Obama, although privately pressing for more fervor on several issues.

    Clinton’s main problem would be a late start against a president whose campaign is already under way. It is one in which Obama is intent on raising a war chest of record size.

    She would be at a disadvantage in staffing and funding. The primaries determine which delegates are pledged to vote for which candidates at the convention. But they are not legally bound to vote for the winning candidates. Theoretically a dark horse could emerge at the Democratic convention if Obama’s ratings were so abysmal his reelection was deemed impossible.

    However implausible a Hillary candidacy might seem, it would be surprising if the Clintons had not wistfully pondered the possibility of Hillary yet winning the presidency that once eluded her so narrowly.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/print/content/view/print/406978

  109. Scandal breaking about how Soylara, the green energy company that just went bust after millions in taxpayer money. Seems that they ALSO got preferential interest rate loans that other, equally “green” energy manufacturers did not get. Other green energy projects paid TWICE the interest rate for govt loans that Solyndra did.

    Why? Could the fact that their major investor was a big Obama donor have had anything to do with it? This administration is so corrupt, it turns the stomach. I had said from the beginning that all that stimulus money was not going to go to the areas where it might actually help – it was going to be used as a big slush fund to reward friends of Obama. Which is exactly what they did.

    =====================

    This is believable. Accept a lot of money, say “Sorry, our company failed” — and run away with the money yourself. Success would mean spending the money on legitimate expenses and returning a profit to investors. Claim the company failed, and no one demands their profit (or any real output).

    Remember the scam resort in THE FOUNTIANHEAD? The scammers WANTED it to fail.*

    So Obama’s scamming cronies claiming a failure — tells us NOTHING about the real potential for green energy.

    *Yes, in THE FOUNTAINHEAD the designer did such a good job that the resort succeeded anyway.

  110. Why do people keep saying Obama was “gutsy” in the raid on bin Laden?

    The compound was scarcely defended. As it happened, no Pakistan authorities showed up in the 40 minute raid. Intellligence had the place under watch for months.

    What were the risks TO OBAMA, what dangers, what alternatives? If he’d used drones or just dropped bombs, the US operatives might have been safer: but Obama would have been more at risk. He needed bin Laden as a trophy to prove that was really what they were after. And if a drone or bomb had hit the Chinese embassy, er, the Pakistan military academy of some civilian gathering, Obama might have got in trouble….

    Obama did what was safest FOR OBAMA as usual.

  111. Yes, Sharyl Attkisson broke the gun runner story months ago and she kept with the story, or CBS kept her on the story.

    Hard to believe, but she is WH Press Sec Jay Carney’s wife.

    —————————-

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah Not hardly. Sharyl’s husband is a retired law enforcement officer she met in her early reporting years in Florida. I think it safe to say she finds Carney and his type disgusting.

  112. …He thought the stimulus would turn the economy around. It didn’t.”

    No he didn’t, if he thought anything at all he thought that the economy would turn its self around and no one would notice that he used all the money for his slush fund and to hand out to his political cronies.

    Bush and Cheney used up all the ready cash, where was he going to be with out money to throw around. You could say he thought he was entitled to the stimulus (grub stake)

  113. moononpluto

    September 2nd, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    “Obama Administration Wants $5.2 Billion in Additional Disaster Aid”

    —————————-
    Read somewhere that every nook and cranny got on the list for aid from Irene disaster except for….Brooklyn.

    Speculation suggested bambi was upset with Jewish population their who have lost faith in him and are pushing for a replacement.

    Bambi’s handlers say it was just an oops…

  114. Jay Leno: Obama’s uncle got thrown in jail & only relative he could call for bail was $14 trillion in debt

  115. O jobs but hey I’m off to Camp David.

    ………………………..

    14 million Americans remain unemployed in the U.S., a number that is unchanged from July. As a Bureau of Labor Statistics report stated today, the economy created exactly zero jobs for the entire month of August signalling the failure of the current administration’s economic policies.

    In reponse to the zero job growth, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said, “This president doesn’t think this is anywhere near enough”. A survey of economists agreed – they had expected more than 70,000 new jobs.

    The report also held that the numbers that had been reported in June and July had been incorrect. BLS reduced the number of jobs created in those summer months by 58,000.

    The President did not immediately comment and is headed to Camp David for the holiday weekend.

  116. I wonder if the Obamadrama will have anyone still on his side after this jobs report?

    US economy created no job growth in August, data show
    First time since 1945 that government has reported net monthly job change of ZERO

    Job seekers line up at a job fair in Los Angeles, Calif., last month. Job growth ground to a halt in August as low consumer confidence discouraged businesses from hiring.

    WASHINGTON — Employment growth ground to a halt in August, as sagging consumer confidence discouraged already skittish U.S. businesses from hiring, keeping pressure on the Federal Reserve to provide more monetary stimulus to aid the struggling economy.

    Nonfarm payrolls were unchanged last month, the Labor Department said Friday. It was the first time since 1945 that the government has reported a net monthly job change of zero.

    Baracko broke another record of FAILURE.

  117. Jay Leno: Obama’s uncle got thrown in jail & only relative he could call for bail was $14 trillion in debt

    LOLOLOL.

    The President did not immediately comment and is headed to Camp David for the holiday weekend.

    Another vacay? This is beyond ridiculous.

  118. That is a beautiful pic of Hillary in Paris….I wonder who/what she had that jesture for?

    Well I got my results….the biopsies aren’t cancer, but they are going to treat me for Crohn’s….so I’m not overjoyed about that although it’s somewhat better than having the big “C”.

  119. “I wonder if the Obamadrama will have anyone still on his side after this jobs report?”
    ********
    The Trotsky-its usually give the best summaries of the economic data….they are not manipulated by talking points from the WH.

    “Obama’s phony “jobs” plan”

    (snip)
    “The scale of the jobs crisis is staggering. The White House announced this week that it expects the unemployment rate to remain above 9 percent through 2012, longer than previously projected. This headline unemployment number, however, does not even begin to reflect the actual state of the US economy.”

    A more accurate figure is the percentage of the working-age population that is employed. This number has fallen from 63 percent in 2007 to 58 percent today, the sharpest drop on record. There has been no increase since the beginning of the “recovery.” The official decline in the unemployment rate is due almost entirely to the fact that those who have stopped looking for work are no longer counted as unemployed.

    Meanwhile, the average length of unemployment is at a record 40.4 weeks, a figure that continues to grow steadily from its level in January 2008 of 17.5 weeks.

    Entire sectors of the workforce have been decimated. The number of manufacturing jobs in the US, according to the Department of Labor, stands at 12 million, down from 14 million in 2007 and 18 million in the 1980s. There are fewer manufacturing jobs in the US now than at any time since 1941.

    The number of goods-producing workers as a whole has fallen from 24 million to 18 million in the past 10 years, and is at its lowest level since the 1950s. The number of construction workers had risen steadily for most of the past 60 years, but since 2008 has fallen from just under 8 million to about 5.5 million, more than 25 percent.

    Other sectors, including health care and education, are just beginning to feel the brunt of budget cuts throughout the country. Between July 2010 and July 2011, 156,000 local education jobs, including those of public school teachers, were wiped out.
    ****

  120. confloyd
    September 2nd, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    That is a beautiful pic of Hillary in Paris….I wonder who/what she had that jesture for?

    Well I got my results….the biopsies aren’t cancer, but they are going to treat me for Crohn’s….so I’m not overjoyed about that although it’s somewhat better than having the big “C”.

    ——
    So sorry are Crohn’s, but glad it isn’t C. My son has UC and finally found the medication that really works for him, so he has been in remission for 7 months and it is damn wonderful. There is a lot of research on Crohns, so be very hopeful my little friend. We are here for you and here is a great site: http://www.ccfa.org/

    (((Confloyd)))

    Maybe Hillary is happy because people are realizing that She was the ONE and he was the puppet all along?

  121. Hey Confloyd, glad its not the C but I have Crohn’s also. Mezzalazine is the best medication i use for it and the best thing you can do in all honesty is do not get stressed, thet will bring on a Crohns attack quicker than anything.

    Certain foods really go for me, i find pasta runs right through like a bullet train.

  122. Moon – sorry to hear you have it too.

    I really like that website I passed on to Confloyd above, if you click into the Reseach tab there is lots of info, I am watching the conference videos they have on the latest reach findings.

    Hugs to you too. These diseases suck.

  123. I had it for 25 years now, its a real awful situation sometimes but i have destressed, it helps an enormous amount.

  124. Well thanks everyone…one thing we can all hope for is a good President next time around….that will help my colon 100%. LOL!

    I dreaded getting scoped but found it was easy and its a good thing because I’m going to have to do it…once every 3 months for a while….my Dr. is going to make sure I stay healthy for my new life….his exact words….

    I sure keep hoping that Hillary will be our President, but I just don’t know what is going on!

  125. Here we go: Obama already lowering expectations for the speech

    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/09/02/white-house-hints-more-economic-speeches-proposals-ahead

    White House Hints at More Economic Speeches, Proposals Ahead

    In what could be a way of lowering expectations for next Thursday’s big economic speech, aides to President Obama are privately spreading word that he will not present his entire jobs plan in his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

    Aides say Thursday’s speech will be part of a bigger plan the White House will roll out throughout the fall with the president hitting the road for speeches and town hall appearances. Aides have already confirmed that Obama will be traveling to California, Colorado, and Washington state for one three-day swing later this month that will include economic events as well as some fundraising.

    The move could be a way to try and lower the stakes for Thursday’s Joint Session appearance, but it could also be an attempt by the administration to show the president is trying to stay all over the economy heading into what will likely be an uphill re-election battle.

    “There’s no question the president will want to keep returning to jobs,” one top aide told Fox News. “I don’t want to downplay the speech [next week] — it’s going to be substantial. But the idea that this is the be-all and end-all is wrong.”One scenario being discussed by White House aides is the president highlighting individual economic proposals at appearances around the country throughout the fall, just as the Republican presidential candidates are ramping up the sales pitch for their own economic proposals.

    One proposal the president may highlight down the road is reorganizing different economic offices of the federal government. While the president himself has shot down a trial balloon about a new “Department of Jobs” being created, aides say an effort to reorganize agencies dealing with trade and commerce to better focus their efforts is still being looked at.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August jobs report released Friday shows no new jobs were created last month and the bureau’s reports for June and July were revised downward after originally showing small signs of life in the job market.

    The president promised to release his plan to create jobs after returning from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation in late August and Friday’s report will put more pressure on him to deliver. But White House officials still say it’s unlikely the president will release the whole plan Thursday night.

    …………….

    If this speech goes down in flames on thursday, so will his Presidency, i think this is it. “wont present his whole jobs plan”, they will rip him apart at the seams.

  126. Moon, I saw that too. So after all this ridiculous buildup over the next Greatest Speech on Jobs Evah, it seems that Obama is going to be coy, and keep his real plan close to the vest, to be teased out over the campaign season.

    Because, ya know, he’s all about decisive action, not words and bamboozling. What a dick.

    Oh. My. God.: Obama’s Joint Speech To Congress Will Only Be Part of His Plan
    —Ace

    This is “lowering expectations,” of course. Having raised them so high, Obama now finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having demanded a dramatic national stage… and having not much at all to say.

    So how does he get out of this jam? Well, he’s claiming the Great Big Speech he made such a jackass fuss over is just one of a series of Great Big Speeches. And so he can console disappointed listeners with the claim, “But all my best stuff is coming later.”

    Right. Save the really good stuff for an impromptu meet and greet at a Harris Teeter in Virginia. A nationally televised speech before a joint session of Congress is naturally where you’d want to to just talk about your weaker ideas.

    Aides say Thursday’s speech will be part of a bigger plan the White House will roll out throughout the fall with the president hitting the road for speeches and town hall appearances. Aides have already confirmed that Obama will be traveling to California, Colorado, and Washington state for one three-day swing later this month that will include economic events as well as some fundraising.

    http://minx.cc/?post=320913

    Obama is a lame duck president. He’s just killing time and avoiding decisions until he can hit the road and do the only thing he actually enjoys or has any skills at, which is delivering “inspiring” empty speeches to his choir of Obots and media sycophants. He really believes that he’s going to recapture the magic, run as a Washington “outsider”, and promise the moon after 4 years of doing Jack Shit and running the country into the ground.

  127. I mean, is he fucking serious, he calls a joint session of congress to go “ummm speech, bush, inherit deficit, bush, martha’s vineyard, bush, golf”

    I mean if this speech contains nothing of anything, members of congress have my permission to get up and punch him in the face.

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