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Obama promises Dem victory in November if supporters turn out…..

 

 

 

 

Will they?

Or is it too late?

Can the President do his magic?

And help his party keep the Senate and the House come November 2nd?

 

President Obama urged Democrats to overcome the spending power of conservative and business groups by going to the polls in the same numbers as 2008.

“If everybody who fought so hard for change in 2008 shows up to vote in 2010, I’m absolutely confident we will win, and most of the polls say the same thing,” the president said Sunday at a rally in Philadelphia. “What the other side is counting on … is you’re going to stay home.

“They’re counting on your silence, they’re counting on your amnesia, they’re counting on your apathy,” he said.

Obama referenced the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, which removed campaign finance restrictions for business groups and labor organizations.

Republicans, he said, “are being helped along this year by special interest groups that are spending unlimited amounts of money on attack ads, attacking folks like [Rep.] Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), attacking folks like [Pennsylvania Senate candidate] Joe Sestak (D) … without ever disclosing who is behind all these attack ads,” he said. “It could be the oil industry, it could be the insurance industry, it could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose.”

Crossroads GPS was just one conservative advocacy group that had ads criticizing Sestak playing in the Philadelphia media market ahead of the president’s visit.

In warm afternoon sunshine, a large crowd gathered in a schoolyard in the working-class neighborhood of Germantown to hear from Obama and Vice President Biden, who were in town for a rare joint appearance in support of Sestak.

The president has been increasingly active on the campaign trail in recent weeks as polls show his party could lose control of Congress in November…..

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October 10, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Biden: One more GOP budget gripe and ‘I am going to strangle them’

He, he, he…..

Vice President Biden jokingly expressed his frustration toward Republicans on Tuesday, accusing them of having insincere concerns about the budget deficit.

Biden jokingly said that GOP protests about the need for a balanced budget made him want to strangle them, which the vice president quickly clarified was a figure of speech.

“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Minnesota, according to a pool report. “To the press, that’s a figure of speech.”

President Obama and other members of the administration have ridiculed Republicans as trying to have it both ways on budget issues. For all the GOP’s complaints about the ballooning deficit over the past 20 months, Democrats charge, their plan to extend all tax cuts for top earners would add hundreds of billions to the debt.

“These guys have absolutely no credibility, no credibility on debt,” Biden said…….More

October 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Biden says….Toughten Up!

Quote of the Day

“Stop whining and get out there and look at the alternatives.”

— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by ABC News, reminding Democrats “this President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”

September 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , | 4 Comments

Vice President Joe Biden on the Deleware Senate seat……..

From Politico…….

Biden predicts a Coons surprise
By: Alexander Burns
February 2, 2010 03:04 PM EST
Vice President Joe Biden predicted Tuesday that New Castle County Executive Chris Coons will “surprise the devil out of” election watchers in the contest for Biden’s old Senate seat in Delaware.

Coons has emerged as the Democrats’ top recruit for the race since Biden’s son, Beau, decided not to run against Rep. Mike Castle, who has declared his candidacy on the Republican side.

Asked on MSNBC whether Beau had bowed out of a Senate campaign because the political terrain was just too unfavorable for Democrats, the vice president said that’s not how things went down: “He basically made that decision at Thanksgiving. It’s a question of how it got rolled out.”

I hope he’s right…….The Democrats need that seat……

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | Leave a comment

The White House goes into camapign mode……

I just got finished listening  Vice President Joe Biden introducing President Obama in Tampa, Florida……

It was very interesting….I felt like it was the campaign all over again…

Both them together in Florida (The President was in Ohio recently) get it?

The Vice President was going on about Jobs….Jobs…Jobs…and Healthcare……

The Dog had to smile…..

Finally…thes guys are going out there to sell themselves…….

Thank You Scott Brown…you couldn’t have done it any better……

And they have to take a Republican…a mocerate they can deal with……

Note:…I still think he left Healthcare in Congress’s lap…..

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Afghanistan is not Iraq……General Patreaus’s strategy dropped……….

General Patreaus’s counterinsurgency strategy of sending the troops out to the boonies to meld with the population, and take the fight to the enemy was successful in Iraq, combined with the ‘surge’……but not so in Afghanistan ( several local bases have been overrun, with casualties ). And so, the White House, seeing headlines of these situations, and the causality reports (which are very sensitive to the US media) , has decided that instead of bolstering up that policy… they will begin to go to the century’s old ‘castle and protect the population one’…….

It has become evident that the President ( echo’s of Viet Nam?) really has no choice but to increase the troop level in the country. McChrystal has been successful in pushing the Pentagon, and the White House in that direction……but the Commander-in-Chief…ever the organizer and compromiser (and politician ) seems to be moving towards a middle ground between Vice President Biden’s call for a smaller footprint and an aggressive ‘hunter killer’ units in the bushes strategy, and McChrstal’s original do the ‘whole 9 yards’ scenario……..

Wel….after all……Patreaus was Bush’s favorite…wasn’t he?

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Afghanistan is not Iraq……General Patreaus's strategy dropped……….

General Patreaus’s counterinsurgency strategy of sending the troops out to the boonies to meld with the population, and take the fight to the enemy was successful in Iraq, combined with the ‘surge’……but not so in Afghanistan ( several local bases have been overrun, with casualties ). And so, the White House, seeing headlines of these situations, and the causality reports (which are very sensitive to the US media) , has decided that instead of bolstering up that policy… they will begin to go to the century’s old ‘castle and protect the population one’…….

It has become evident that the President ( echo’s of Viet Nam?) really has no choice but to increase the troop level in the country. McChrystal has been successful in pushing the Pentagon, and the White House in that direction……but the Commander-in-Chief…ever the organizer and compromiser (and politician ) seems to be moving towards a middle ground between Vice President Biden’s call for a smaller footprint and an aggressive ‘hunter killer’ units in the bushes strategy, and McChrstal’s original do the ‘whole 9 yards’ scenario……..

Wel….after all……Patreaus was Bush’s favorite…wasn’t he?

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Poland gets a visist from Biden and assurances on the 'new' missile shield…..

Poland, one of  the United States newest and strongest allies got a recent visit from Vice President Joe Biden…..Biden brought a gift along with him (he’s going to the Czech’s next)…..the US basing of the ‘new’ scaled down missile shield that will consist of shorter ranged variant of the current Aegis ship based system…….please note…there is no current land based system…Raytheon, the unit’s manufacture, will be getting a green light to move the system off ships to land…..it seems that the Israeli’s will get the system first……

Of course these visit’s (after the Russian’s were placated with the original announcements with the flourishes) are VERY important,  in that the both countries are always going to be looking over their shoulder’s at the big guy to the east…..Russia….and they are ever mindful of the Georgian ‘incursion’….Any deployment of land based systems will probably come with US Army troops, who will be the owners and operators of the equipment….and their insurance value to the Poles and Czech’s, against the Russian…..

Notice people….. That everyone specking for the United States suddenly forgot the how to use the word ‘shield’?

……nuff said………

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Poland gets a visist from Biden and assurances on the ‘new’ missile shield…..

Poland, one of  the United States newest and strongest allies got a recent visit from Vice President Joe Biden…..Biden brought a gift along with him (he’s going to the Czech’s next)…..the US basing of the ‘new’ scaled down missile shield that will consist of shorter ranged variant of the current Aegis ship based system…….please note…there is no current land based system…Raytheon, the unit’s manufacture, will be getting a green light to move the system off ships to land…..it seems that the Israeli’s will get the system first……

Of course these visit’s (after the Russian’s were placated with the original announcements with the flourishes) are VERY important,  in that the both countries are always going to be looking over their shoulder’s at the big guy to the east…..Russia….and they are ever mindful of the Georgian ‘incursion’….Any deployment of land based systems will probably come with US Army troops, who will be the owners and operators of the equipment….and their insurance value to the Poles and Czech’s, against the Russian…..

Notice people….. That everyone specking for the United States suddenly forgot the how to use the word ‘shield’?

……nuff said………

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From the people at Saturday Night Live ……..don't get President Obama mad…..cause if you do….it will turn him into the 'The ROCK OBAMA'!….

The \’Rock Obama\’ comes to Saturday Night Live…….and it’s ‘Clobbering Time!’……..with video……

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Healthcare, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment