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  • President Obama's Osawatomie Speech was a Marxist Attack on America

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ah, you know, you people are so lucky. All you have to do is listen to this. I have to be the one to actually do it. And that's okay. This is Wednesday. Right. Okay. Pearl Harbor Day. A day that will live in infamy, absolutely right, Pearl Harbor Day. Of course yesterday was Pearl Harbor Day number two: The attack on the country by the president of the United States in that speech in Osawatomie Kansas. As I promised yesterday, we have the audio sound bites from that speech. I've studied it. It's depressing to actually...
  • Obama's Income Inequality Speech ("trickle down - It doesn’t work. It’s never worked.")

    12/06/2011 2:00:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 12/06/11 | Adam Clark Estes
    Obama's Income Inequality SpeechAdam Clark Estes - 2:18 PM ET **SNIP** Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there’s been a certain crowd in Washington for the last few decades who respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If only we cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everyone else. And even...
  • Obama Leaves God out of Thanksgiving Speech, Riles Critics (Hussein says, "thanks")

    11/25/2011 4:19:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/25/11 | JOEL SIEGEL
    Obama Leaves God out of Thanksgiving Speech, Riles CriticsBy JOEL SIEGEL | ABC News – 6 hours ago Critics of President Obama felt little holiday cheer after the president did not thank God in his Thanksgiving-themed weekly Internet address. They immediately took to Twitter and the Internet to voice anger and disbelief. "Holy cow! Is that one screwed up or what?" columnist Sherman Frederick of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote in a Thanksgiving-morning blog post. "Somebody ought to remind Obama (and his speechwriter) that when Americans sit down around a meal today and give thanks, they give thanks to God."...
  • Occupy Charleston protestors take over Bachmann's speech (Michelle escorted off for her own safety)

    11/11/2011 6:30:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Count on 2 ^ | 11/10/11 | Andy Wontor
    Occupy Charleston protestors take over Bachmann's speechBy: Andy Wontor Updated: November 10, 2011 - 9:54 PM "Mic check!! Mic check! This will only take a minute. We have a message for Mrs. Bachmann...." Michelle Bachmann, Presidential candidate, interrupted as Occupy Charleston took over her foreign policy speech. The protestors read a speech of their own to the Minnesota congresswoman, calling her out because they believe she caters to the 1%. "As an elected official, her obligation should be to the electorate, not just to the few people writing checks," says Christopher Ingleice of the Occupy Charleston movement. **SNIP** After the...
  • Don't display American Flag in American school.

    11/10/2011 2:40:34 PM PST · by MrNJ · 24 replies
    volokh.com ^ | 11/10/11 | Eugene Volokh
    Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (N.D. Cal.), decided the day before yesterday, upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.) On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a verbal exchange and altercation arose between a group of predominantly white and a group of Mexican students. This altercation involved an exchange of profanities and threats were made. A makeshift American flag was put on one of the trees on campus. A group of Caucasian students began clapping and chanting “USA” as...
  • Perry's "Drunken" Speech Illustrates Clash of Cultures on You Tube

    11/03/2011 4:49:10 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 25 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Nov 3, 2011 | jazzpatriot
    The commotion over the You Tube video, seen below, of Rick Perry’s speech in New Hampshire Friday night, which has gone viral on the internet, is an illustration of the type of cultural clash commonly found during Republican Primary campaigns during the present Red State vs Blue State era that divides the country in many ways. Here you had a born again, cheerful, passionate, sincere, spirit-filled Christian from Texas and an Internet audience of cynical bigoted, well educated mush-for-brains graduates of our finest universities, I suspect who are also probably liberal in political orientation. The later does not include the...
  • Revealed: How JFK stole his 'ask not what your country can do' speech from his old headmaster

    11/01/2011 8:25:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-1-11 | Graham Smith
    It was quickly recorded as one of the greatest sound-bites in political history. As delivered by President John F Kennedy during his January 1961 inauguration address, the immortal phrase 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country' inspired millions of Americans. But a new book claims the words of wisdom were not down to Kennedy, or one of his speechwriters, but were instead cribbed from the headmaster of a school the president once attended. Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, by U.S. talk show host and author Chris Matthews, claims that Kennedy first...
  • Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street's Tents Aren't Protected Free Speech

    10/19/2011 5:35:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/18/11 | Christopher Robbins
    Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street's Tents Aren't Protected Free SpeechBy Christopher Robbins in News on October 18, 2011 12:02 PM Proving that Mayor Bloomberg enjoys dancing on the razor's edge of public opinion, Hizzoner told reporters yesterday that he doesn't believe the Occupy Wall Street tents set up in Zuccotti Park are considered protected speech. "I'm 100 percent in favor of protecting—1,000 percent in favor—of giving people rights to say things, but also we have to protect those who don't want to say anything," Bloomberg said. He continues, per his eponymous news outlet: There are places where I think it's appropriate...
  • What if Mitt Romney becomes president? (goanimate toon)

    10/18/2011 4:42:17 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 12 replies
    A frightening look into the future... Newly Elected Prsident Nitwit Romneys inagural spech.
  • News Flash -Truck With Obama's Teleprompter, Audio Equipment Stolen in Virginia

    10/18/2011 7:47:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18, 2011
    Truck With Obama's Teleprompter, Audio Equipment Stolen in Virginia Published October 18, 2011 | FoxNews.com In an ironic twist, President Obama's Teleprompter had an unscripted moment when it was apparently stolen along with a stash of other audio equipment inside a truck awaiting the president's arrival in Virginia.
  • The Persistence of Palin’s Power: US to Korea–UPDATED w/speech from Korea

    10/11/2011 12:28:50 PM PDT · by onyx · 53 replies
    C4P ^ | Jasmine Velasco
    While former Governor Sarah Palin is not seeking to become the next President of the United States, the rest of the world clearly is seeking her as a major player in the future of a global economy and international relations. As we head into the 2012 primaries and general election, the GOP Establishment and others would be wise to regard her likewise.Tomorrow Palin will address an international audience at The World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea (www.wkforum.org) during a 3-day conference titled “The New Economic Crisis: Reforming Global Leadership and Asia’s Challenge.” She will be among Economists (Asian...
  • CAIN MEDIA FEVER CATCHING ON IN JAPAN! (Major Japan TV Covers DC Speech: Great Clip) My Translation

    10/08/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    The Japanese people are being introduced to Conservative GOP front-runner, candidate Herman Cain for the first time in PRIME TIME NATIONAL TV NEWS REPORTS. Great footage! (at URL stream) (hot link below).FNN (Fuji News Network) is one of the major, widely-viewed national Japanese TV networks. They sent a Japanese male reporter to the Values Voters event in D.C. and filmed Herman Cain's delivery from the perspective of audience reaction.Here is a short video clip (following the Japanese announcerette's brief lead introduction as to just who this Herman Cain is). Mentioned was that Cain requisitioned an Obama campaign slogan and...
  • Obama echoes Carter’s ‘malaise’: U.S has ‘gotten a little soft’

    09/30/2011 8:04:25 AM PDT · by martosko · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told a Florida TV station yesterday that the United States is facing economic difficulties because it has “gotten a little soft” during the last 20 years. [ ... ] Obamaʼs “soft” comment, and its political circumstances, echo a controversial speech by then-President Jimmy Carter. In July 1979, Carter declared that “too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption.” The speech was later dubbed the “malaise speech,” even though it did not use the word.
  • Barack Obama speech reopens rift with black critics (mixed-race isn't 'authentically black')

    09/29/2011 4:38:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/11 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS
    Barack Obama speech reopens rift with black criticsBy JOSEPH WILLIAMS | 9/29/11 5:03 AM EDT It was a speech intended to be a rousing call to arms for his 2012 re-election campaign and his jobs bill. But when President Barack Obama told a gala dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus over the weekend that it was time to “stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying” and get to work, he instead gave new ammunition to some prominent African American critics who say the nation’s first black president gets tough only when he’s talking to other black people. **SNIP** By the middle...
  • Commentator breaks Australian discrimination law

    09/27/2011 10:50:21 PM PDT · by quantim · 5 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 28, 12:56 AM EDT | ROD McGUIRK
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A popular right-wing commentator was found guilty Wednesday of breaking Australian discrimination law by implying that fair-skinned Aborigines chose to identify as indigenous for profit and career advancement. Federal Court Justice Mordy Bromberg ruled that fair-skinned Aborigines were likely to have been "offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated by the imputations" included in columnist Andrew Bolt's two articles published by the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne in 2009. Bromberg ruled out Bolt and his publisher's defense under a clause of the Racial Discrimination Act that exempts "fair comment" because the articles "contained errors of fact, distortions of...
  • Chris Christie speech at Reagan Library live webcast

    09/27/2011 6:12:05 PM PDT · by Huck · 25 replies
    http://www.reaganfoundation.org/live-webcasts.aspx
  • Obama put a "gun" to Netanyahu's head

    09/23/2011 7:19:46 AM PDT · by tedbel · 28 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Sept 23/11 | Ted Belman
    On Monday, Jeff Daube, Director of Israel Affairs for ZOA, approached me and told me about an LA Jewish Journal article about the gun Obama reputedly put to Netanyahu's head. Knesset visitor blasts Obama and Netanyahu advises that MK Eldad accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of buckling under intense pressure from President Barack Obama, who wants to prevent any Israeli retaliation against the Palestinian Authority in its bid to win recognition as a state from the United Nations.
  • Address of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Bundesrat, 22.09.2011

    09/22/2011 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 1 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2011-09-22 | news.Va
    Mr President of the Federal Republic, Mr President of the Bundestag,Madam Chancellor, Mr President of the Bundesrat,Ladies and Gentlemen Members of the House, It is an honour and a joy for me to speak before this distinguished house, before the Parliament of my native Germany, that meets here as a democratically elected representation of the people, in order to work for the good of the Federal Republic of Germany. I should like to thank the President of the Bundestag both for his invitation to deliver this address and for the kind words of greeting and appreciation with which he has...
  • Gov. Rick Perry: Obama’s Middle East Policy Is Naive, Arrogant, Misguided and Dangerous

    09/20/2011 10:04:13 AM PDT · by shield · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 20th, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    you. Let me begin by thanking Dr. Solomon Frager and Aron Hirtz for helping us organize this press conference today. We are indignant that certain Middle Eastern leaders have discarded the principle of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of Israel and the Palestinian leadership, and we are equally indignant that the Obama Administration’s Middle East policy of appeasement has encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. Simply put, we would not be here today at the precipice of such a dangerous move if the Obama Policy in the Middle East wasn’t naïve, arrogant, misguided and dangerous. It must...
  • Our Dear Leader Speaketh!

    09/13/2011 7:25:47 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 10 replies
    9/13/11 | Alan Levy
    Below is a transcript of Chairman Obama's speech about Stimulus Part Deux. Where it's appropriate, I've translated our Dear Leader's Progressivakian mumbo-jumbo into English and corrected his mind numbing stupidity. Take it away, Failed Messiah....... (White House transcript) ------------------------------------ "Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, and fellow Americans: [You want football, proles ? Too damn bad, I'm more important than a bunch of millionaires chasing after a ball. You'll listen to me and like it.] Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country [that's all Bush's fault]. We continue to face an economic crisis that has...
  • Wu’s return shows perks don’t vanish (makes RATS very nervous during Hussein's porkulus speech)

    09/13/2011 5:02:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/13/11 | Jordy Yager
    Wu’s return shows perks don’t vanishBy Jordy Yager - 09/13/11 05:00 AM ET Lawmakers’ clear embarrassment over former Rep. David Wu’s (D-Ore.) surprise appearance on the House floor for President Obama’s jobs speech highlights the privileges former members enjoy after leaving Congress. Wu, who gained notoriety last year for sending a picture to his staff of himself dressed in a tiger costume, resigned from his seat in July amid allegations that he sexually assaulted the daughter of a campaign donor. But the disgraceful exit from Congress didn’t prevent Wu from showing up last week to sit with his colleagues during...
  • Obama's Plan on Fixing the Economy? Give a Speech.

    09/11/2011 6:04:17 PM PDT · by bthockey · 5 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 9/8/11 | Conway Reinders
    President Barrack Obama’s job approval rating is sinking. His poll numbers are almost as depressing as the unemployment rate. In truth, Obama has done little to restore America’s economy. The minimal policy he has pushed has been a failure. He has wasted $1,757,200,000,000 on bailouts alone. Obama has spent an average of $585,733,000,000 every year on bailouts alone (see http://www.propublica.org/special/government-bailouts). The consensus is right – Obama is doing something terribly wrong. I am not writing an article so I can state my disdain for Obama. That’s not really beneficial to anyone. So this article will not focus on (a) the...
  • BIDEN'S SPEECH

    09/11/2011 8:55:43 AM PDT · by 7thson · 9 replies
    Biden's speech.
  • PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

    09/10/2011 5:28:35 AM PDT · by radioone · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-10-11 | Timothy Birdnow
    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded....
  • The Blind Man In The White House (+Great Pic)

    09/09/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 09-09-2011 | Johnny Fincioen
    The Blind Man In The White House From the desk of Johnny Fincioen on Fri, 2011-09-09 20:56 Photo: Vice President Joe Biden appears to temporarily lose his mind during President Obama's jobs speech on 9-8-11. This is not an altered photo, but a well-timed freeze-frame from a video recording made by Russ Allison Loar. Obama lost his way. He is drowning in economic problems: unemployment doesn’t fall, au contraire; the economy is in a virtual standstill; the Government debt reaches dangerous heights; the yearly deficits are just plain immoral, and the dollar is weak. He still believes it’s the government’s...
  • Twelve Words to Describe Obama's Jobs Speech

    09/09/2011 2:47:26 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies
    foxnrews.com ^ | 9-8-11 | Karl rove
    Presumptuous: He demanded – 17 times – that Congress immediately pass a bill no one has seen. Tired: The speech contained little new, just mostly recycled ideas or extensions of current programs that haven’t worked. Small: Its proposals, while expensive, offer little hope of really jump-starting the economy. Mind-boggling: Mr. Obama wants to drains hundreds of billions from Social Security for another stimulus. Slippery: It will all be paid for, the president said, but it’s up to a Congressional committee to figure out how. Misleading: These were just GOP ideas. Really? Republicans have proposed another $450 billion stimulus bill, Mr....
  • White House floods reporters’ inboxes after Obama’s jobs speech

    09/09/2011 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2011 | By Chris Moody
    The White House really wants you to know that the $447 billion jobs plan that President Obama outlined in a speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday night has support--that is, from unions, liberal groups and other Democrats. The White House Press Office sent nearly 50 e-mails to reporters overnight with statements of support from the president's allies, including The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Democratic lawmakers, The Center for American Progress, the mayor of San Francisco and members of Obama's own Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Reporters, to say the least, took note. "The White House Press Office has...
  • Caption Obama addressing Congress

    09/09/2011 11:45:42 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 31 replies
    President Obama kisses a member of Congress after he addressed a joint session of the United States Congress on the subject of job creation on Capitol Hill, September 8, 2011. Members of the gallery for President Barack Obama address to a joint session of the United States Congress on the subject of job creation back row: CEO Jeffrey Immelt of GE, Kenneth Chenault CEO of American Express, Steve Case AOL founder, Darlene Miller CEO of Permac Industries, Governor Martin O'Mallory of Maryland, front row: Gracey Ibarra, First Lady Michele Obama, Iraq veteran Joseph Kidd, Dr. Jill Biden, Marlena Clark on...
  • A bunt and a miss

    09/09/2011 11:19:42 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 2 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz
    A presidential address before a joint session of Congress is a very big deal -- the political equivalent of opening night at the Met and the final game of the World Series, all rolled into one. Thursday night lacked both the drama of the former and the excitement of the latter. It quickly reached the heights of mediocrity, and then fell as sharply as the president’s own approval ratings.
  • White House Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    09/09/2011 10:41:14 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 7 replies
    ABC World News ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Jaffe, et al.
    President Obama said today that he is not interested in "taking a wait-and-see approach" when it comes to job creation, as his administration faces unemployment numbers at their worst levels since 1983. "What I'm interested in is taking action right now to help businesses create jobs right now, in the near term," the president said at the opening session of the White House jobs summit.
  • Pelosi urges Dems to pressure GOP to act on Obama jobs plan after speech (pass it before...)

    09/09/2011 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/08/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi urges Dems to pressure GOP to act on Obama jobs plan after speechBy Mike Lillis - 09/08/11 03:50 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing for immediate action on the jobs agenda President Obama is poised to unveil Thursday night. In a letter to the senior Democrat on each House committee, Pelosi is asking her troops to petition their respective GOP chairmen “to schedule immediate hearings and legislative action on legislation proposed by the president that lies within the jurisdiction of the committee.” “We all look forward to the president’s proposals and share a sense of...
  • Will Obama's Speech Work? Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT! (Video)

    09/09/2011 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 9/8/2011 | Dick Morris
    The speech was an impromptu state of the union address delivered in September. Will it work economically? Politically? How will Congress react? What should the Republicans do? Dick lays it all out
  • Which word was missing from Obama’s speech last night?

    09/09/2011 8:53:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/9/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama’s supporters praised him for having it in his joint-session speech last night on job creation. A national economy needs plenty of it in order to expand. Consumers consider it one of the most pressing economic issues they face. Yet Obama’s speech was curiously absent of any mention of one word … energy. That’s right; you could look it up. There wasn’t one single mention in a speech about jobs and economic stimulation that addressed the need for the energy necessary to support it. Never mind that part of the problem in the economy comes from a blunted demand...
  • Obama’s “Big” Jobs Speech…FAIL

    09/09/2011 8:22:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-09-11 | Curt
    Did you hear Obama gave a speech last night? If you didn't here is the summary...Infrastructure spending, bailouts to states to save government jobs, bailouts for mortgages, job training, unspecified regulatory reform, and some small tax credits for businesses and individuals. Sound familiar? It should. Its the 2009 Recovery Act Part II and not once did he acknowledge what a total and complete failure that was. In 2009, President Obama promised that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) would “create or save” 3.5 million jobs over the next two years and that the unemployment rate would not rise...
  • POLITICO: "Obama Pivots to Jobs -and DARES GOP to Follow"

    09/09/2011 8:01:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    'Follow' where, pray tell... a shining path towards the workers' paradise Barry dreamt-up between those way-too-many  (Reagan era) bong hits in Hawaii?  No thanks. After a dubious debate performance as (attack dog) "moderator" at the Reagan Library on Wednesday night, looks like Editor John F. Harris has got the Politico spin-machine humming right along, doing what it can to prop-up the most radical, incompetent, and damaging president in US history... that's some headline. But why would anyone else need to listen to a discredited economic screw-up like Barack Obama... an arrogant fool who blew almost a trillion dollars or our money (more...
  • The Kings Speech

    09/09/2011 6:26:06 AM PDT · by shoff · 4 replies
    examiner ^ | 09/09/2012 | Steven Hoffman
    After the end of the rein of the Bush’s and the thug like sacking of Hillary, Obama who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment of always wanting to tax and spend is appointed president. With his country on the brink of financial collapse and in desperate need of a leader, his wife Michelle arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist named T. Elle Prompter. While the president’s advisors Geithner and Buffet advise him that taxing is no problem since neither pay their own taxes. At the same time Pelosi tells him spending was never a problem...
  • Obama Invites Amnesty Advocates as Guests to "Jobs" Speech (Slap in Face to Workers)

    09/08/2011 4:30:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-08-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaObama's choice of honored guests to sit in the First Lady's Box (with wife Michelle) during his speech tonight speaks volumes about his comtempt for the rule of law on immigration - and for American workers. Besides GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt - whose company paid no taxes last year thanks to "green jobs" boondoggles, and shipped thousands of jobs to China, Obama has invited 3 major league pimps for illegal alien amnesty. Let's take a look: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaVillaraigosa is a former member of the racist Mexican separatist group MEChA, which openly advocates for...
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama's Spread the wealth around Marxist address

    09/08/2011 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Hotdog · 975 replies · 2+ views
    myself | 9/8/2011 | Myself
    Someone has do do this...looking forward to comments from those that watch
  • Obama appeals to Congress to pass American Jobs Act (New Cost To Taxpayers, $447 billion and rising)

    09/08/2011 3:32:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/7/2011 | By Stephanie Condon
    President Obama on Thursday night will appeal to Congress to "stop the political circus" and help him get the economy moving again with a package of spending and tax cut initiatives expected to cost $447 billion. "The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities," Mr. Obama will say before a joint session of Congress, according to his prepared remarks. "The question tonight is whether we'll meet ours. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy." Calling his economic package...
  • Reid Rains on Vitter's Lousiana Saints Party (forcing Pub's to stay for O's speech tonight)

    09/08/2011 1:24:23 PM PDT · by mmanager · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/11 | Susan Ferrechio
    Several Senate and House Republicans are planning to skip President Obama's address tonight to a joint session of Congress, in part because they believe he will be showing them nothing new when he unveils his big job creation proposal. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has found a way to keep those pesky Republicans in the building, or at least in his chamber. Reid on Thursday scheduled a vote for after Obama's speech, and it's not one many in the GOP will want to miss. As soon as Obama is done talking, the Senate will proceed to a measure...
  • Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president's jobs speech

    09/08/2011 12:56:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 105 replies
    Ballot Box - The Hill ^ | September 8, 2011 | Josh Lederman
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), struggling to maintain visibility as a Republican presidential candidate, will rebut President Obama's jobs speech to Congress on Thursday, her congressional office said. Bachmann's remarks are scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in a House television studio, but will be timed to follow Obama, who is expected to propose about $300 billion in measures to bolster hiring in what the administration has dubbed the "American Jobs Act." There is no formal Republican response to Obama's speech, a void Bachmann appears poised to fill as she works to keep her name in the national discussion. When Obama delivered his...
  • A look at Obama's guests for jobs speech

    09/08/2011 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 8, 2011
    The White House invited several guests to attend President Barack Obama's speech to the nation on jobs: JEFFREY IMMELT -- Chairman and CEO of GE; chairman of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. STEVE CASE -- Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online; KENNETH CHENAULT -- Chairman and CEO of American Express;. RICHARD TRUMKA -- President of AFL-CIO; member of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. GOV. MARTIN O'MALLEY -- Maryland governor. MAYOR MARK MALLORY -- Two-term mayor of Cincinnati. MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA -- Two-term mayor of Los Angeles. GRACEY IBARRA ---- Certified nursing assistant and...
  • LEAKED VIDEO: Obama rehearsing for speech (must see)

    09/08/2011 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/8/11 | Barack Huseein Obama MmmMmmMmmmm
    VIDEO
  • Obama's American Jobs Act Just Another Campaign Slogan

    09/08/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/08/22 | CaroleL
    Last night's GOP presidential debate was no better or worse than what is expected from such events. Those running to be president of the United States repeated various portions of their stump speeches offering hints at potential plans to solve the nation's problems and attacking their political opponents. Tonight we'll see the same thing from the Democrats' side of the 2012 campaign but it will be disguised as a presidential address to a joint session of Congress.
  • Obama to Send Congress “The American Jobs Act”

    09/08/2011 7:12:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 8, 2011 | by Ann Compton
    This evening, President Obama will do more than call for job creation, he will announce he is sending legislation to Congress for quick action. “The president will unveil tonight The American Jobs Act, a plan of bipartisan ideas to create jobs right now and is fully paid for,” Communications director Dan Pfeiffer told ABC News. The final price tag is still being calculated but it could reach $400 billion, paid for by savings elsewhere in government. And it is crafted to appeal to Republicans who have control of the House, where all money bills must begin their legislative track. White...
  • Obama's new tone

    09/08/2011 6:07:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 8, 2011 | By Doyle McManus
    ... The biggest surprise of Obama's presidency, especially after his brilliant 2008 campaign, has been what a poor politician he turned out to be once in office, especially after the wind turned against him. Perhaps his biggest shortcoming has been his failure to sell his achievements. He gave most voters a massive tax cut, but then neglected to tout it, leaving many recipients unaware they'd gotten it. His healthcare law included something most voters wanted — access to insurance for people with preexisting conditions — but he didn't highlight the change. Now Obama hopes to turn a corner with a...
  • President Obama Desperately Needs Boondoggles And World War III - To "Succeed"

    09/07/2011 6:43:44 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 5 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/07/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    Examples Of Make-Do Work Provided To Keep The Masses Busy During The Greatest Depression. Boondoggles, above, were devices used to fasten scarves, and the CCC Civilian Conservation workers were paid $16.00 per day in today's money. I'm not thinking Obama will be able spur the economy with these sort of jobs, much less find modern Americans who would pass the time making boondoggles or be employed in real shovel ready jobs like the CCC did years ago. Herbert Hoover may have prepared the way for the Greatest Depression, but FDR exasperated the problem. Although President Bush expanded government projects...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Should the 'pubs give a rebuttal to O'bozo's speech Thursday?)

    09/07/2011 3:54:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9-7-11 | Fox News
    Should Republicans Deliver a Rebuttal to Obama's Jobs Speech? I'm not sure. Maybe they just don't want to compete with the NFL opener. Yes. Creating jobs is America's No. 1 priority, and Americans need to hear the Republican point of view. No. Obama's proposals should and will be judged on their own merits. Other (post a comment)
  • LA Times: Speech comes amid rising doubts about Obama's leadership

    09/07/2011 11:46:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 7, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
    A speech to a joint session of Congress is one of the prized "leadership moments" that only the president is afforded in American politics. And on Thursday, it's one Barack Obama is availing himself of at a critical juncture -- and with good reason, a new poll finds. Resurgent Republic, a conservative non-profit group, released results of national survey that found six-in-10 Americans believe Obama to be a weaker president than they expected him to be, while fewer than a third say he's been stronger than expected. "It's not just the bad economy that is weighing on the president's numbers....
  • Obama Bingo

    09/07/2011 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Myself | September 7th, 2011 | Personal Responsibility
    I put this together in advance of Obama's jobs speech tomorrow night. How quickly do you think we will get a Bingo?