Obama seeks to prove ‘we have the guts to govern.’

The election in Massachusetts changed both the political landscape and math in the Senate. President Obama is rejiggering his political organization and that of the Democratic National Committee, including hiring ‘08 campaign manager David Plouffe as a consultant. Congress is back into session, and a new political season begins with President Obama’s State of the Union speech Wednesday night.

The rhetoric coming out of the White House is pretty tough; we’ll see how that translates into action.

From The Wall Street Journal:

WASHINGTON—Coming off one of the most difficult weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama has beefed up his political staff and is expected to deliver an uncompromising State of the Union address. Aides said Sunday that the White House wasn’t making any abrupt policy shifts, even as the message was retooled to focus more sharply on job creation….

“People are working harder,” White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” referring to the economy. “If they have a job, they’re working harder for less. They’re falling behind. That’s been true for a decade. They look at a wave of irresponsibility from Wall Street to Washington that led to that. And those were the frustrations that got the president elected in the first place, and they were reflected again on Tuesday” in the Massachusetts election.

The message Mr. Plouffe is bringing was a collaborative effort by him, White House officials and the leadership of the Democratic National Committee. That message is one of no retreat in the face of polling that shows opposition to the president’s push to overhaul health care and discontent with his economic efforts.

“Instead of fearing what may happen, let’s prove that we have more than just the brains to govern—that we have the guts to govern. Let’s fight like hell,” Mr. Plouffe wrote, striking the same chord Mr. Obama did at a town-hall meeting in Ohio Friday and likely will Wednesday in his first State of the Union address.

The White House is clearly trying to position itself as aligned with, rather than opposed to, the growing discontent with Washington and its performance. It’s a smart approach if they can pull it off.

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Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
8:18 am

Jimmy Carter

January 25th, 2010
8:21 am

Seeking to prove he can govern? Sounds kind of dangerous considering the IS the prez. Remember the warnings in 2008 about not having time to allow him “on the job training”.

Peadawg

January 25th, 2010
8:22 am

Regulate the insurance companies and banks all you want…just make sure the insurance companies and banks can’t put on us taxpayers. BUT NOT PUBLIC OPTION. Try fixing the loop holes and abusing of Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc before you try to run another program.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2010
8:24 am

Remember the warnings in 2008 about not having time to allow him “on the job training”.

Jimmy, you have Preznidenshul Sperience, so does HW Bush; maybe you both oughta run in 2012 and show ‘em how it’s done.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 25th, 2010
8:25 am

Yeah, we all know he doesn’t have the brains, just sayin…

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 25th, 2010
8:28 am

VIDEO: Obama Uses Teleprompters During Speech — To 6th Graders…

Just sayin…..

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/01/24/obama_uses_teleprompters_during_speech_to_6th_graders.html

Jimmy Carter

January 25th, 2010
8:31 am

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2010
8:24 am

Ah yes, the old “point the finger at someone else” when your man has proven to be a dud. Nice try, though, thank you for playing.

Plane Truth

January 25th, 2010
8:32 am

Obama is a skillful politician. He got the first year out of the way pretty okay. We now know he’s not an Arab Muslim, right?

OT: An Ethiopian Jet crashed with 90 people on board. They said it was the result of an overcompensating engine which is designed to add more power when one engine catches fire and fails so that the plane can fly with one engine. This added power made the wing turn over and the pilot was obviously a moron who hadn’t been trained properly to expect the power surge and thus the crash is easily explained. Everyone is satisfied and the world moves on, “Sure, the engine caught fire and the added power to the starboard engine cause the plane to flip over resulting in a crash on takeoff. Got it. Shut up about it already…….”

WTF? WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE????

WHY DOESN’T ANYONE ASK THEMSELVES THAT QUESTION?

They never solve these crashes you know. U know Y? If you knew you’d never fly again, so I wont tell you.

But remember that jet has 1 million moving parts and if any one of them fail, the engine catches fire. It’s apparantly supposed to catch fire. In fact planes like it when an engine catches fire. it makes them fly better.

Oh brother.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
8:33 am

This, no doubt, will be a colossal failure…

“Instead of fearing what may happen, let’s prove that we have more than just the brains to govern—that we have the guts to govern. Let’s fight like hell,” Mr. Plouffe wrote, striking the same chord Mr. Obama did at a town-hall meeting in Ohio Friday and likely will Wednesday in his first State of the Union address.”

Thats right obama keep running this economy right into the ditch and ensure the dems fall. Denial is always the best option…lol!

Good job!!

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2010
8:37 am

your man has proven to be a dud.

If by “my man” you mean our President–sorry, I don’t believe Obama is a “dud” based on corporate media’s imbecilic spinning of the past week’s events.

Maybe you can get some other sucker to play that game.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
8:37 am

Tis a shame we have a presidential coconut that understands economics about as well as a tropical coconut. In this case it may be time to go with the “coconut we dont know” as opposed to the one that is playing president.

Shame, shame, shame.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
8:39 am

“Let’s fight like hell,”

LOL…just so silly. The American people are by no means this stupid and gullible. Obobo’s transparency is now showing.

Disgusted

January 25th, 2010
8:39 am

With any luck, we’ll be left with a Congressional stalemate after the November elections. It’s about the best we can hope for. With government paralyzed, we’ll be allowed to muddle through. For now, I’m hopeful that every Blue Dog gets defeated. Even Dante recognized the evil of fence-straddlers; he had them waiting in a little anteroom. G*d didn’t want them, and neither did Satan.

Bob

January 25th, 2010
8:40 am

I do not see why Obama has to change course, or rejigger as Jay puts it. Robert Gibbs was on Fox news yesterday and stated that Obo’s policies had nothing to do with the victory in Mass, in fact, The same wave that brought in Obo was was the same wave that brought in Brown. It was a vote against George Bush.

Jimmy Carter

January 25th, 2010
8:44 am

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2010
8:37 am

“corporate media’s imbecilic spinning of the past week’s events”?

I wasn’t even talking about that. Let’s see, pass the TARP and unemployment will not exceed 8%, fail to pass it and unemployment could reach 9%. Well, it was passed and unemployment is stated to be 10%.

Or how about this one – Gitmo is wrong and will be closed within 1 year. Gitmo is still going.

Foreclosures are still rising, more banks are failing, even with his socialist agenda and a super majority.

These are just a few of the successes of the “transparent” obama administration.

david wayne osedach

January 25th, 2010
8:47 am

We don’t want fancy rhetoric. We want jobs!

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
8:47 am

“They look at a wave of irresponsibility from Wall Street to Washington that led to that.”

Until they recognize that the irresponsibility extended to, if not actually started at, “Main Street”, this will go nowhere. The lending practices that got Wall Street into so much trouble were on the individual level, en masse. People who had no business getting home loans got them, and household credit card debt is still at extremely high levels. Obama’s administration and beyond will continue to fall short until they address this. Hey, I know it’s not popular, and I am glad I am not president.

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
8:51 am

Well, let’s see what they’ve got. They better be prepared to go head-to-head against every single bumper sticker headline that the GOP throws at them to start with. If the GOP says, “Where’s the transparency,” then the Dems had better be on the tubes and the web announcing the meeting times and places and attendees so C-Span and FOXY News can be there throughout. If the GOP whines about taxes, call them in front of the cameras and put them on the spot. “Here are all the taxes and fees and how much of the total they amount to and who pays them. Now what do you want to cut. Put up or shut up.” Of course, that’s just for starters.

danjonglee

January 25th, 2010
8:55 am

Fight harder for what? Real Unemployment is over 10%. We need to listen to Carville and Clinton.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2010
8:58 am

not-fit-to-sniff-Carter’s-discarded-jockstrap @ 8.44, since you’ve determined that aches and pains we feel are due to Obama’s “socialist agenda”, you can feel free, as I invite every winger to do around this time, to explain how a hypothetical Republican administration would’ve eased this pain.

Since apparently it’s so simple to do, let’s hear it. Another round of tax cuts for billionaires? Perhaps another attempt to bankrupt Social Security through carve-outs? Where were, and are, your side’s Big Ideas?

I think what’s likely to happen will be quite simple–you’re going to try to claim that your side would’ve pushed for a “responsible” approach to health care reform and stimulus spending, as if the voting public will forget that Republicans goose-stepped to block any efforts on those fronts in 2009.

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
9:04 am

dB,

You must be joking. Do you really expect to see real change in one of these anti-Dems, such as Jimmy’s effigy, that post here. They post trash because that is all they have.

Brad Steel

January 25th, 2010
9:07 am

Let’s fight like hell.

Took a real genius to gin up this gem. Sure this isn’t someone from the Buch/Cheney think tank?

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
9:07 am

TaxPayer,

I too would love to see that. I think all politicians are scared to do that, because they know the pork will stick out like the ugly pig that it is. There is stuff that can be cut, but very few on either side of the aisle have shown any genuine initiative (aka more than just lip service!) to cut the fat out.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:08 am

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
8:47 am

Tell it like it it, Brother!!

Joel Edge

January 25th, 2010
9:14 am

I suspect President Obamas let’s fight attitude will be like a comedy sketch I saw one time. Can’t remember if it was in a movie. The leading element gave the speech and charged into a less than intelligent do-or-die suicide situation. Only to turn around find he was the only one charging.

Finn McCool

January 25th, 2010
9:14 am

The Case for Watered-Down Legislation

What health care reform advocates can learn from the 1957 Civil Rights Act.

http://www.slate.com/id/2242351/

The Seeker of Truth

January 25th, 2010
9:14 am

“The White House is clearly trying to position itself as aligned with, rather than opposed to, the growing discontent with Washington and its performance.” – Too bad they are too arrogant to realize that discontent is directed squarely at them. The obviously don’t have a clue and are flying by the seat of their pants. They just look to re-direct attention and anger elsewhere by ramping up their wealth envy crap again and tank the market 500-600 points last week. Yet no mention of Fannie and Freddie bonuses either. Sorry Mr. President, your green jobs initiative ain’t gonna do crap for the economy and the jobless rate.

Rick Santelli

January 25th, 2010
9:16 am

Whacks Eloquent, you are exactly right! Put blame exactly where it belongs. Just like smoking. The tobacco companies have not control over the smoker’s choice to smoke. They deserve to get cancer.

It’s no doubt “Main Street’s” fault that AIG built a house of cards in the credit default swap market. That blame lays entirely on “Main Street’s” shoulders!

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:19 am

The DJ/Naz Casino opens in less than 15 minutes!

Players…PLACE YOUR BETS!!

PS…Watch out on GOOG…the insiders are dumping class B…DOH!

Google founders plan big stock sale
http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/22/technology/Google_founders_stock_sale/index.htm

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
9:21 am

I believe Obama is doing about as expected. With the opposition against him to include a 24/7 major news station and an entire party refusing to sit down at the table of discussion unless we first agree to do things their way, and with many conservatives in his own party who would benefit more by sabotaging his agenda, he’s actually gotten more done that I would have thought one could do under those conditions.

Jack

January 25th, 2010
9:23 am

The bunch we have in Washington today couldn’t govern a dog fight.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:25 am

“24/7 major news station”

Interesting slant. I was unware FOX News influence and power were of such magnitude. Perhaps CNN, PMSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS might turn the tide of this FOX negativity campaign.

“sabotaging his agenda,”

LOL…

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
9:28 am

Rick @ 9:16

C’mon…I said “extended to, if not actually started at, ‘Main Street’”. I am hardly saying that Wall St or Washington should be off the hook. I am just saying the people share some of the blame too.

Just like back in the 90’s…if the .com failure was due in part to the surge in day traders, most of whom were not competent to pick their own brand of mayonnaise.

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
9:33 am

The “Fair and Balanced” news station isn’t supposed to be part of the opposition.

Having a 24/7 media station the size of Faux biased against and in millions of living rooms hourly is really a huge force to have against you. That station is 95% of the opposition’s effectiveness since it is the platform by which the bulk of the message is penetrating.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
9:36 am

Jenifer,

Did you also voice your concern and objection when MSNBC was constantly going after or making fun of supporters of Bush during his last 30-36 months of his term?

If not why are you b*tching now?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 25th, 2010
9:36 am

Well, all these people got all these fixes and it all comes down to one thing. What the guvmint spends money on. If it’s for defense and big tax cuts and big contracts for big corporations, I’m for it. If it’s for giving a bunch of bums welfare and free health care and tax handouts, I’m against it.

But let’s face facts. There ain’t a dime’s worth of diffrence between the Republicans and the Democrats about how much money the guvmint is going to spend. A Republican can plunge us all into debt just as good as a Democrat. Everybody talks about cutting out guvmint spending and cutting taxes, but when it gets right down to it, they don’t do it. And you won’t see them pointing to any money that can be saved. Oh, they’ll talk about changing Social Security and cutting out Medicare waste, but they won’t never do it or come out with anything that takes a step toward it because they know they’d never win a election.

And old Ronnie Reagan was just as guilty of it as this Obama. He cut deals with Tip O’Neill to raise taxes on regular people and create welfare programs in exchange for getting what he wanted, which was less taxes on big shots and more spending on the military.

So I say let them talk big. They’re all like the little runt in the honky-tonk that wants to talk like he can whip the world but would run if a woman raised a umbrella toward him.

That’s my opinion and it’s very true. Have a good day everybody.

Rick Santelli

January 25th, 2010
9:37 am

Whacks,
If “Main Street” deserves any of the blame it is little. Those who borrowed imprudently or irresponsibly (or were just scammed or seduced my Wall Street’s shills) are paying the price of foreclosures, wrecked credit, and financial ruin.

And what is “Main Street” suppose to do to fix anything? It’s up to the country’s leaders to right the economy, not the poor schmucks in foreclosure.

Blaming “Main Street” is not only stupid, it’s mean.

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
9:38 am

Part of the beauty of the free market system can easily be seen in the cable news wars. You have a remote for your TV, you can choose which one you want to watch. I have never heard of anyone being strapped down and forced to watch FoxNews over CNN or MSNBC. In fact, CNN is by far the most likely to be shown in public spaces. Why are liberals so afraid of conservatives getting a voice on FoxNews? And likewise, what is the point of conservatives whining about the liberal slant of other networks? It is what it is. Use your constitutionally-backed freedom to pick up the remote and watch what you want. It is none of your business what other people choose to watch.

FrankLeeDarling

January 25th, 2010
9:38 am

Republican strategy=do nothing and blame everyone else

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
9:41 am

Rick @ 9:37

If I run up $50k in personal debt buying cars, plasma TVs, and home additions I do not need, who the hell else is there to blame? The stores? The advertisers?

Part of the reason America is headed for run is that no one is willing to accept personal responsibility for it!

If that’s mean, sorry, but it is the truth. But yes, we can do better with who we put in office to help us get out of this mess too. I intend to use my vote to do just that…

ty webb

January 25th, 2010
9:41 am

democrat strategy= label anyone who opposes Obama as a sexist, racist, tea bagger who supports violence against women,

thomas

January 25th, 2010
9:41 am

There is another argument that those taking loans have no responsibility.

Because we all know that a banker held a gun to their head and forced them to sign a loan that was bad for them and not stabalized by anything.

Damned bankers and their forced loans.

B/C we all know that no individual or small business is to own ANY of the blame if they are forclosed against. I mean after all the banker came out to their house picked them up and forced them again at gunpoint to ask for and sign a loan they couldn’t afford.

mm

January 25th, 2010
9:41 am

Don’t you love how the wingnuts are always pounding there chests and telling us they know how to create jobs and fix the economy. The same bunch whose policies drove our country into the ditch.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:43 am

Blaming “Main Street” is not only stupid, it’s mean.

Uh no…its a realistic view. There were plenty of individuals credit card cash advances, leasing automobiles, obtaining interest only loans and ARMs who KNEW they couldnt afford it.

Its takes more than one party to sign a contract and if persons didnt read their ENTIRE contract then tough knuggies. Worry not, in about 3 years I may purchase your foreclosed home with 75% down and help ya out!

thomas

January 25th, 2010
9:43 am

How is that any different than the democrat strategy for the last couple of years of W’s presidency?

If you weren’t b*tchin then whay are you now?

Joey

January 25th, 2010
9:44 am

It appears to me that the Obama Team’s plan is to return to “campaign mode”. If so, this is another statement from Progressive Democrats about how easy it is to minuplate the people. Given the egos involved, I cannot see them actually changing their governance methods.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:45 am

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
9:33 am

So that is the latest and greatest excuse for Obamas failures?

getalife

January 25th, 2010
9:45 am

Whistling past the graveyard.

Normal

January 25th, 2010
9:46 am

Got this from CNN and if it does come to pass wouldn’t that be interesting…

Washington (CNN) – Democratic strategist James Carville said Monday that Democrats will “have a rough 2010″ unless the White House does a better job communicating its message about the economy.

Carville said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that President Obama hasn’t done a good enough job explaining to the American people “a coherent strategy” for fixing the economy and creating jobs. The president’s strategy, he said, seems “very, very ad hoc.”

Democrats risk losing their majority in the House this November if they don’t figure something out, Carville said.

“You have to think that unless something is done to change direction, I think everything is at risk,” he predicted. But Carville said he doesn’t think that scenario will come to pass.

He said the White House’s decision to bring former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe into their everyday political operation suggests that the White House is serious about repairing an image that was seriously damaged by last week’s special election in Massachusetts.

“You got to look at this thing in Massachusetts, and think that’s a real signal here,” he said. “If you don’t deal with it, it’s going to get worse.”

thomas

January 25th, 2010
9:47 am

mm

January 25th, 2010
9:41 am
“Don’t you love how the wingnuts are always pounding there chests and telling us they know how to create jobs and fix the economy. The same bunch whose policies drove our country into the ditch.”

Is that not exactly what president Obama and other congressional democrats did during the campaign?

Yet now when given the power nothing has improved and things have only gotten worse.

So I assume you have written a letter to our president detailing your displeasure in his failure to follow through on fixing anything he claimed to have the answers to.
Only to get to washington and do nothing but whine about how bad things are when he got there.

IF YOU ARE NOT UP FOR A JOB DON’T ASK FOR IT, DON’T WHINE AND COMPLAIN PRODUCE!

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
9:47 am

“Jenifer,

Did you also voice your concern and objection when MSNBC was constantly going after or making fun of supporters of Bush during his last 30-36 months of his term?”

Well duh. I didn’t agree with Bush, so why would I object?

“If not why are you b*tching now?”

Because I can.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
9:49 am

Great answer Jenifer and thanks for playing Hypocrit Nation.

we have some lovely door-prizes for you as you leave.

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
9:51 am

“we have some lovely door-prizes for you as you leave.”

Who says I’m leaving?

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:52 am

I can just hear the State of the Union address…

“My fellow Americans…HCare for all is an idea whose time has come. The Banks must be brought under control. The Insurance companies need more regulation. Wall Street is scamming everyone and taking grand-mas saving. The Businss community in American has lifted the working mans wallet.

Under my adminstration this will come to an end…*applause* Hrrrumpf, hrrumpf, hrrumpf!!

Normal

January 25th, 2010
9:53 am

Here’s another democratic stratigist’s view…

BTW, I just saw where Chemical Ali was executed…

Washington (CNN) – Democrats’ stunning loss of the Senate seat held for more than 4 decades by a liberal icon is an early warning sign that the party should heed, a prominent Democratic strategist said Sunday.

National Democrats are reeling after Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, lost to Scott Brown, a Republican state senator who was virtually unknown on the national stage until his upstart campaign began to gain momentum in recent weeks. Brown’s bid to finish out the remainder of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s final term gained traction in part because he campaigned on a pledge to be the 41st vote Senate Republicans need to block Democrats’ health care reform bill.

“John, we lost a very important seat, a very important vote,” Democratic strategist Donna Brazile told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “It’s a disappointment,” Brazile also told King. “It hurts like hell. I can’t tell you how much it hurts. But, it’s also a gift. If we learn the lessons to get back to the basics, to deliver for the American people the change we promised them in 2008.”

“Well, maybe we can find more under the tree,” Bill Bennett, the host of conservative talk show “Morning in America,” said in response to Brazile. “If that’s the gift, then we want to keep on giving,” the conservative commentator added.

Pointing to polling of Massachusetts voters conducted just after Tuesday’s special election, Bennett said “dissatisfaction with the direction of the country, antipathy toward federal government activism, and opposition to the Democrats’ health care proposals drove the upset election” of Brown.

Related: Voter anger helped GOP pull Senate upset, poll says “Brown stressed a lot his unhappiness with the way the [Obama] administration was conducting the war on terror,” Bennett also pointed out Sunday. “The people spoke. The people of blue-on-blue Massachusetts spoke and it could not have been clearer.” Bennet declared.

Brazile disagreed with Bennett’s assertion that the Massachusetts upset was a repudiation of fundamental aspects of the agenda President Obama and congressional Democrats have pursued in the last year. “This is not a defeat that should cause Democrats to become demoralized or to begin to fail in their pledge to change the country. This is an opportunity,” Brazile said Sunday.

Kamchak

January 25th, 2010
9:53 am

Normal

Good thoughts for you today.

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2010
9:55 am

Well, first off a President whose legislative success rivals FDR and LBJ
only needs to prove he can govern to those whose heads are in kidney viewing mode.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/230911

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/

After spending the first year proving that the GOP puts party before country and is obstructionist, year two will be, I suspect, more…..
forceful.

I remain confident.

Normal

January 25th, 2010
9:55 am

getalife

January 25th, 2010
9:45 am
Whistling past the graveyard.

Never whistle in a graveyard. It draws ‘em to you…

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
9:55 am

Yep, a lot of folks got caught up in the “cashin’ out the equity” and the “flip it, flip it good” and other such get rich quick schemes and when the music stopped, these folks found out that there were no chairs for any of them and they are paying the price for their actions. I think that much is pretty well understood and it is all laid out in the open for all to see and those folks have been thoroughly reprimanded and sent back to their place at the back of the line. Now what. Should we kick ‘em for a while longer every time we walk by them on the street. I mean after all, if it were not for those people, the financial markets would never have ever in a billion years had any problems like what we’ve experienced. So, to fix all this mess and make sure it never happens again, we just need to get rid of that nasty CRA. That way, banks will never ever be forced to make another subprime loan to someone that they know cannot afford it and the debt markets will forevermore provide unlimited wealth to those doing God’s work.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
9:55 am

Well,

We all leave each day. Even LA on his longest days goes to sleep at night. And he has to hold the record for post in a day.

So I would assume at some point you will be departing from us.

You can follow the ones who were fine with the massive deficit produced by Bush only to whine about Obama”s deficit because it grows faster, as you are all winners on Hypocrit Nation.

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
9:56 am

“…antipathy toward federal government activism…”

There may be hope yet for us!

Normal

January 25th, 2010
9:57 am

Kam, Thanks…

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
9:58 am

“So I would assume at some point you will be departing from us.”

Can’t argue with you there. The time will come for all of us.

Outhouse GoKart

January 25th, 2010
9:59 am

“Donna *Barf* Brazile” A woman whos time has come and….well gone!

Normal

January 25th, 2010
10:00 am

If the Democrats do lose the House this November, but keep the Senate, what would happen? Would the two parties finally get a little bi-partisan love out there or would it just be the House Of No and the Senate of Want To, But Can’t?

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:00 am

Taxpayer,
“That way, banks will never ever be forced to make another subprime loan to someone that they know cannot afford it and the debt markets will forevermore provide unlimited wealth to those doing God’s work.”

But good sir it was not only subprime loans, so that is quite racist and insensitive of you.

There are alot of bankers now out of work too now, so why must we continue kick’em a lil while longer everytime we see them?

Or do they deserve to be kicked in your world because they are bad?

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:03 am

Normal @ 10:00

But doesn’t the house create most of the original bills to be voted on?

In that case how could they be the house of NO? Are you suggesting that they would not pen one single bill at all? Or shouldn’t it be the Senate of No, becaue they would be the ones technically saying no?

If that does happen though with a spilt house and senate, do not look for the troops home anytime soon.

Whacks Eloquent

January 25th, 2010
10:05 am

Normal @ 10:00

“If the Democrats do lose the House this November, but keep the Senate, what would happen? Would the two parties finally get a little bi-partisan love out there or would it just be the House Of No and the Senate of Want To, But Can’t?”

Yes, and the result will be a compromise of “Absolutely Need To”. Works for me…

Kamchak

January 25th, 2010
10:07 am

“Peggy *Barf* Noonan” A woman whose time has come and….well gone!

fyts

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
10:09 am

But good sir it was not only subprime loans, so that is quite racist and insensitive of you

Actually, it is you that has injected racism. Not I. Try to keep your facts straight.

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
10:10 am

Or do they deserve to be kicked in your world because they are bad?

Blankfein! Kicked! No way. He’s doing God’s work.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:14 am

Thanks for the hypocricy Taxpayer and for the insulting sarcasm. It is always a fruitful way to get your argument across.

Jimmy Carter

January 25th, 2010
10:15 am

I heard a new reality show was in the works. Camera crews will follow Obama around during his second year. The name of the show? “The Apprentice, too”.

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
10:16 am

Faux News did not air the Hope For Haiti Now benefit.

Why do they hate black people?

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:16 am

And taxpayer, it was only a mockery for me to bring up racism about the subprime mortgage deals, as that has been an accusation thrown around this blog more than once.

Sorry for my poor attempt at humor, no offense was actually meant.

FrankLeeDarling

January 25th, 2010
10:18 am

sums it up ty thanks.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:18 am

Jenifer,

Don’t know were ONLY black people harmed in the hati earthquakes?

Why no benifit at all for the Californians who have lost ther homes and some loved ones?

Why Does Clooney and Wyclef hate Americans?

Jimmy Carter

January 25th, 2010
10:19 am

Just when you think it can’t get any worse:

Obama Uses Teleprompters During Speech at Elementary School…

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:19 am

Sorry jenifer I left out an i after the a in haiti.

Sorry i assure you it was not because I hate black people.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:20 am

Jimmy,

accuracy is important, even when speaking to 11 year olds.

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
10:21 am

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:14 am
Thanks for the hypocricy Taxpayer and for the insulting sarcasm. It is always a fruitful way to get your argument across.

What are you yapping about now.

Normal

January 25th, 2010
10:21 am

Thomas, My concern is that the house would accept no Senate comprimise.
I’m not sure what would happen then, but isn’t it true that both houses have to signn the Bill before it goes to the President?

Kamchak

January 25th, 2010
10:23 am

Jimmy,

accuracy is important, even when speaking to 11 year olds.

So that’s why Fox News uses teleprompters.

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
10:24 am

“Why no benifit at all for the Californians who have lost ther homes and some loved ones?”

I don’t know, you should inquire about that. Perhaps ask Ahhnold. I feel sure you sent a nice check.

pat

January 25th, 2010
10:28 am

I am going to take a smart a approach and not watch it…I haven’t watch it in the last 5 years, don’t see the point in watching it now…It’s a dog and pony show with no substance. He’s campained enough…Oooooo, obama’s going to get “tough”! Wow. That’ll show ‘em…
I’d be more impressed if he could dead-lift a car like the strongman contestants. I’ll be downloading a movie from netlflix on Wed….I’ll catch the cliff notes in the morning.

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:28 am

Taxpayer,

Are mad that one of us littel wippersnappers don’t know our place.

Go be bitter and old, I tried to be somewhat cival….didn’t work.

But don’t worry my generation will fix what your generation has done to our country.

pat

January 25th, 2010
10:29 am

I wonder if he is going to allow Fox News to broadcast it?

thomas

January 25th, 2010
10:30 am

Normal,

I think you are correct, a bill does have to go through both houses before the prez can sign it.

One thing is for sure not alot will get done because both sides would worry about the election instead of the voters.

Jenifer,

What if Arnold house gets hit?

Just think we have some crisis here at home that we are ignoring to focus all our attention on something that does not involve many of our citizens. Not saying no aide, just saying some should be spent here.

Steve

January 25th, 2010
10:35 am

I find it interesting that after 1 year, now feels the need to bring his campaign manager back onboard. Does he have the knowledge and experience necessary to stimulate the economy? How will he make the healthcare issue more transparent in Congress or make them stop cutting backroom deals to try ramming it through. What would his exact function be, other than to try to gloss over the Obama administration’s BS with more false promises.
Obama’s newest BS is trying to convince us that the people of Mass elected a Reb because they were tired of Bush’s failed policies. Was he drinking before saying this?!? Doesn’t he realize how stupid people think that remark is?

Independent

January 25th, 2010
10:37 am

Hey Granny, Politifact.com is owned by the St.Petersburg Times which is perhaps the most liberal publication in the State of FL. The Dems have had a supermajority since Day 1 of Obama. The Dems didn’t need 1 Republican to go along therefore obstructionist is moot.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2010
10:40 am

I’ll catch the cliff notes in the morning.

Actually, it makes more sense to simply read a transcript, which might take all of ten, fifteen minutes over coffee.

But I am with you in spirit about the SOTU message theatrics; if there were a practical way to curtail the number of excruciatingly annoying standing O’s to, say, zero? That would be good.

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
10:41 am

thomas
January 25th, 2010
10:28 am
Taxpayer,

Are mad that one of us littel wippersnappers don’t know our place.

Go be bitter and old, I tried to be somewhat cival….didn’t work.

But don’t worry my generation will fix what your generation has done to our country.

What are you continuing to yap about.

DAVID:AJC Truth Detector

January 25th, 2010
10:41 am

JAY…..OBAMA is still…..Only a community agitator……HE IS NOT A LEADER….no matter how hard the Media tries to SPIN IT…..HE IS A GREAT ORATORY…….But then so was HITLER.

Jimmy62

January 25th, 2010
10:43 am

This is what happens when you vote for someone who hasn’t proven he can accomplish a single thing in his life so far.

Jenifer

January 25th, 2010
10:43 am

“Jenifer,

What if Arnold house gets hit?”

You didn’t send a check, did you?

I do believe he would have no problem rebuilding. He seems to have quite a lot of money. So I won’t lose any sleep over it. Tell you what, since you’re agonizing over it, you could hold a bake sale or car wash or something, and have signs everywhere with “Please contribute to the benefit for Arnold Schwarzenegger just in case his house gets hit.”

“Just think we have some crisis here at home that we are ignoring to focus all our attention on something that does not involve many of our citizens. Not saying no aide, just saying some should be spent here.”

Then we’ll deal with it. Duh.

LA

January 25th, 2010
10:43 am

If Obama is seeking to govern after being in the White House for one year then it’s worse than I expected.

Obama the one term president.

pat

January 25th, 2010
10:44 am

I tell you this, if the stagnated recovery doesn’t start back up and unemployment doesn’t go below 10% by November, it’s going to be a disaster for dems, period. The stimulus didn’t work…I know, I know, what a shock. Some people did benefit from it…CEO’s and executive management of companies all around the country have never gotten bigger bonuses… Way to show them whose boss! The “to big to fail”s are kicking some major butt to. Even if you manage to “punish” them with taxes, their still far better off that they would have been with out the stimulus…Any leftists willing to admit it was a catastrophic failure? I admit Iraq was horrible idea, but I was never for it anyway….

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2010
10:44 am

pat

January 25th, 2010
10:29 am
I wonder if he is going to allow Fox News to broadcast it?

He just needs to make sure that it is simulcast so we all can watch a picture-in-picture comparison between FOXY “News” and a real news channel to see what FOXY “News” cuts out and pastes back in.

Jimbo

January 25th, 2010
10:47 am

obozo is an idiot, can’t create a job with millions of our money, can’t deliver a speech without a teleprompter, can’t get a bill passed without a bribe, can’t let us see his birth certificate, can’t etc, etc, etc
after we get the jerk out along with bernanke, peonlosi and reid we will find someone who CAN run the office.

LA

January 25th, 2010
10:47 am

Obama’s new slogan.

Ready to lead in 4 years!

Yes we can, or maybe sometime in the future…