President Obama speaks to the American people from a busy factory floor in Pennsylvania about the urgent need to pass the middle class tax cuts, which will give families and businesses preparing for the holidays the certainty they need going into the New Year. Democrats and Republicans must come together to pass one thing that everyone agrees on—extending income tax cuts for 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses, and there is no reason to wait. The President urges Congress to take action to help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class.
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After watching #rnc2012 , you would think Pres. has been sitting on this laurels at the ranch while the country implodes (oops, wrong person).
But once againof the Electronic Village sets us straight and reminds us of what’s really going on in DC. WITH CITATIONS! This is one of those posts you’ll need to keep in your back pocket for future reference.
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If you’re one of those who thinks President Obama is a “disappointment,” my condolences for you not getting your unicorn. And it’s time to grow up, and get over it. We have a little over two months to…
For those who watched the last day of the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood was the star of the night (and is still trending on Google as I type this). I missed the speech and thought it would be nice of me to post it here for others who may have also missed it. In my opinion, Clint spoke from his heart and in his own special way gave us another popular internet meme called “Eastwooding”.
Did it help Romney? Probably not. But it will go down as one of the most notable moments in political convention history. Thanks Clint.
Below is President Obama’s response via Twitter.
I still think Pres.should do a video with an invisible Clint answering all of his concerns.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012
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(Fri03) Barack’s comeback:
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UPDATE: And if you missed it, the Invisible Obama Chair has responded to Clint.
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When I voted forI wasn’t expecting him to be the President of Black America. Yeah it was cool to see history made, but the reality is that I chose the best person for the job. I get tired of hearing how he’s not doing enough for Black America when he’s got the entire nation to consider.
Yes, the unemployment rate among black people is high, but he can’t make businesses hire (even if he keeps their taxes low). Being the first black president, the target is on his back and him setting out to be the President of Black America won’t get him re-elected (or elected at all). The best thing he can do, is create opportunities that benefit everyone. If we don’t jump on those opportunities, that’s on us.
IMHO we don’t need a President of Black America. We don’t need a politician to swoop in and save us. That’s not who we are and I refuse to believe that my vote was wasted because President Obama didn’t throw more money, programs and resources into the black community. Plus it wouldn’t have made it past Congress anyway
In an interview with Black Enterprise magazine, President Obama said that he’s not the president of Black America.
In an interview with Soledad O’Brien, Romney was really clear about who he’s running to serve. While I would like to think this was one of those misuse of words, Soledad was pretty quick on catching his misspeak and calling him out on it. After some fumbling of the words, Mitt probably walked off the set shaking his head.
I like it when politicians say what they mean. If you’re all about the working class, then be about it and stand by your decision. Those poor people will always have the government to lean on (just ask Newt). Right?
The Democratic National Committee has used this misspeak to their advantage in their latest ad.
In his weekly address, President Obama discusses the blueprint he put forward this week in the State of the Union Address for creating an economy built to last. After focusing on American manufacturing, American energy, and skills for American workers during each of the last three days, he used his weekly address to highlight his commitment to a renewal of American values. The President is challenging leaders in Washington, DC to follow the model set by our men and women in the military, end the gridlock and start tackling the issues that matter – without regard for personal ambition.
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Whenever I hear the words “food stamps” or “WIC”, I have this image in my mind. I don’t know how it got there, but it’s there and for some reason I can’t seem to shake it. I know others have that same image and over the years, the “welfare system” has become a hot topic on the Republican debate trail. People are going crazy over a program that helps those in need and I’m sure the majority of those complaining have no idea who the system is helping. While reading through some posts at factcheck.org, I found the following:
The most recent Department of Agriculture report on the general characteristics of the SNAP program’s beneficiaries says that in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010:
- 47 percent of beneficiaries were children under age 18.
- 8 percent were age 60 or older.
- 41 percent lived in a household with earnings from a job — the so-called “working poor.”
- The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.
- 36 percent were white (non-Hispanic), 22 percent were African American (non-Hispanic) and 10 percent were Hispanic (Table A.21).
We don’t argue that the program is either too large (as Gingrich does) or too small. It has certainly reached a historically high level, and may or may not grow even larger in the months to come. But the plain fact is that the growth started long before Obama took office, and participation grew more under Bush.
Now, I don’t want you to think I’m blind to the fact that there are people abusing the system. Just like the tax code is abused, I’m sure there are many getting over on the good ol’ US of A. But for the most part, in my special world, I’d like to think it’s beneficial to those who need it most.
As an added bonus, I thought I’d add a link to the WIC PARTICIPANT AND PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS 2010: SUMMARY.
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The Obama Administration has done an amazing job in utilizing technology and this week is no different. Wednesday thru Friday, they will be hosting live discussions online covering topics that Americans are concerned about. On Monday the President will be interviewed LIVE from the White House on Google+ and Youtube.
Wednesday – Friday: Office Hours marathon of online question and answer sessions on Twitter
To participate, anyone can ask a question on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat, and administration officials respond to questions in real-time via Twitter. Follow the Q&A through the @WHLive Twitter account. If you miss the live session, the full Q&A will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov to cross-post and Storify.com/WhiteHouse.
1/25: Answering general questions about the speech
All-day: Josh Earnest, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
1pm: Mark Zuckerman, White House Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
3pm: Dan Pfeiffer
1/26: Constituency focused sessions
- Matt Flavin, White House Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy
11am : LGBT
- Miriam Vogel, White House Senior Policy Advisor and Gautam Raghavan, Assoc. Director for Public Engagement
Noon : Women
- Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity Policy and Avra Siegel, White House Deputy Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls
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Compromise on Behalf of the American People
President Obama urges both Republicans and Democrats to take action to avoid defaulting for the first time in our nation’s history.
Funny how all of a sudden raising the debt ceiling has become a big deal. When the previous Republican administration started handing out dollars for the war and banking industry, no one had anything to say. The debt to be handed down to our children wasn’t as big an issue because we had more important things to do.
I have never seen a bigger group of babies than the ones who serve in Congress today. Each group wants their way and when they don’t get it, they fold their arms and storm out of the room. What’s the big deal with putting a balanced deal together where both groups get something they want and lose something they want to keep. Is putting a deal together really that complicated or are they making it harder than it should be? This is politics at its worst and the American People are the ones who are going to suffer in the end. Maybe their paychecks should be the first thing put on hold if a resolution is not met before the deadline. But then all they’d do is get money from lobbyists and special interest groups. Oh well.
Playing “chicken” with the economy is not a good thing to do right now. I honestly thought Boehner would be more open to working things out. Guess I was wrong.
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This is what I love about this administration. They aren’t afraid of trying new things to keep voters involved. On July 6th at 2pm ET, the White House (@whitehouse), will be hosting the first ever Twitter Town Hall.
This is the opportunity for Twitter users to tweet President Obama questions regarding jobs and the economy. To submit your questions you must have a Twitter account and use hashtag #AskObama so they can track your question. On the 6th, President Obama will answer select questions in a live event moderated by Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman.
And for those who hate on the President no matter what he does, lets please be respectful during the event.