President Obama Holds 8th Press Conference

Here’s President Obama’s news conference opening statement:

President Obama News Conference Q and A

3Chics is STGDHs@ the MSM…

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37 Responses to President Obama Holds 8th Press Conference

  1. Vettte says:

    During the 2008 election, the headquarters was set up with lotsa activity. They have no reason to be set up now and the Democratic Party has not taken up the slack. It takes money to turn voters into votes. Sad but oh so true.

    Maybe Eddie Bernice will be forced to spend some money this year; the local media is giving her the blues. There will be voters who will definitely go out to vote because its obvious the Rethugs are after her. That will also be motivation for whites in her district to vote against her too, but I think the AA community will get out during the midterms more than they normally do just because she is being attacked.

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    • Ametia says:

      It takes money and man/woman power to turn out the vote. It also takes hurt, pain, destitution, and downright on the edge of survival-mode for some folks to step out of their homes and go to the voting booths.

      If Black folks have been awake since November 4, they have witnessed what you and I have witnessed. The attempts to bring down this President by any means short of killing him. And don’t think folks haven’t entertained the idea and haven’t tried to.

      Now the POTUS is not perfect, and I never expected him to be. What I have witnessed is his calm, astute, intelligent, and deliberate actions in the face of the racial bigotry, name-calling slurs, of the right wing, teabaggers, the obstructionist GOP, the daily bashing and hounding of him by the media.

      Wha tI have witnessed is that he is presiding over our country in some very trying times, and he is still getting things done. Health care, stimulus bills, unemployment bills, WS overhaul, nominated 2 female SC justices….. His First Lady aint too shabby either.

      So all those black folks and other POC who want to sit on the sidelines come November and yammer on about he didn’t keep his promise to close Gitmo, and some such other BS like the fauxgressives on the left and buy intot he socialist, Hitler labels like the nutty right, go right ahead at your own peril.

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  2. Vettte says:

    Can the POTUS rally the base to get out and vote in November? That’s the key question.

    Historically, the majority of the base only votes heavily during Presidential elections. That’s a known fact and those opposing the President no that. The paid operatives work hard with the money the presidential candidates have available to them to get the votes out. That kinda money isnt passed around during midterms. His whole political future depends on the base going to the polls in November. Will it happen?

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    • Ametia says:

      There you go!

      And Yes Vette, I think the base will come out and vote in November. How about you? And if not, why?

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      • Vettte says:

        The base is not only well meaning white folks and independents. It is definitely AAs, Hispanics, and now Muslim Americans to name a few. During Presidential elections money is passed around to operatives make phone calls and to literally carry people to the polls in their cars. Where is that money coming from during the midterms; it historically isnt there. Do you think people go out to vote just on their own free will and accord because its the right thing to do?

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      • Ametia says:

        I work with OFA in MN. We work our asses off since before 2008 and present. It’s ongoing. Neighborhood canvasing, phone banks, fundraising events, etc. Folk slamming doors in our faces, slamming phones down in our ears, but we keep plugging along.

        WE don’t take it personally, yet we do, because we know what’s at stake if the Republicans gain control of the house and come back into the White House.

        Obama’s true base is AA, and othe POC, and if anyone thinks differently, they’re kidding themselves. We also recognize that some indies and white folks support him too. We don’t use fear tactics, however we do paint what the president and his admin have to offer, have accomplished, and what is at stake if he’s not allowed to continue executing his policies to right the wrongs of the past admin.

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    • SouthernGirl2 says:

      YES!

      We have to remind and encourage voters to get out and vote!

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      • Vettte says:

        Let’s pray so. It remains to be seen in November.

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      • Ametia says:

        That’s a given. Thanks for bringing it to this thread, Vette. :-)
        Your commentary is always appreciated. Keep it coming!

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      • Vettte says:

        Let’s hope that Hispanics will become part of the base now that they know that clowns like Arizona’s governor and the Republicans are not trying to keep them in the USA. Let’s hope they will vote democratic.

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      • SouthernGirl2 says:

        I believe they will, Vettte. Republicans have shown Hispanic voters that they don’t give a damn about their interests or whether their families are split up or whether they have a job so they can eat. What is happening in Arizona is a sure test of how much rethugs care for people of color.

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  3. Ametia says:

    But..but.. Mr. President, you PROMISED! Ask what do you think Americans can do for themselves to help themselves?

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    • SouthernGirl2 says:

      LOL

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    • Ametia says:

      The POTUS just spent an hour on these numbnuts asking the same stupid questions. If they’d report the truth on tee vee, he wouldnn’t have to waste precious time entertaining the stupidity of the media and co-called journalist.

      Just breath-takingly stupid.

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    • Ametia says:

      These media monkeys think it’s all a game. They don’t ask any REAL questions. Good thing the president speaks to us before they pull out their bag of lame ass kiddie questions.

      Folks had better get their asses to the polls in November, because if they think the Rethugs and the MSM are any better in delivering relief from their economic & healthcare woes… SMGDH. Sheer and utterly waste of brain cells media and journalist.

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  4. Ametia says:

    The Black Farmers- Pigford case. It is a fair and just settlement. Congress GET THIS DONE!

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  5. SouthernGirl2 says:

    Preach it to them, Mr President!

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  6. Ametia says:

    Chcuk Todd: “How do you change Washington? ” This fool knows that it cannot be changed.

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    • SouthernGirl2 says:

      Chuck is up to his same old bullsh*t games by looking for a gotcha.

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    • Ametia says:

      Frat boy should know that you cannot change people; hell you cannot motivate them either. You can create an environment for them to make shifts, but it is still up to the individual to change his/her state of consciousness.

      POTUS has to keep moving forward. Folks don’t go along with him, he’ll go on by himself.

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  7. SouthernGirl2 says:

    I could smack Chip Reed!

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  8. Ametia says:

    NO COMPROMISE ON THE FREAKIN’ TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY!!!

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    • Ametia says:

      Break it down for the American people, Mr. President. These folks don’t want the truth.

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      • Vettte says:

        I agree wholeheartedly Ametia, “folks” don’t want the truth. The POTUS is under siege because they didn’t want po folks to have health care, they don’t want a Mosque at ground zero, they don’t want tax cuts for the wealthy to expire, they don’t want NO liberal fair agenda to succeed. And they won’t create any jobs until they can get rid of this POTUS. He has to just keep laying the blame fairly and squarely on the Rethugs in order to ignite the base. What’s it going to take to motivate the base to get out and vote in November?

        No, they don’t want the truth, they want America to be run the way the white man has always run it. When they elected Obama, they thought they had a handkerchief head lakey. It didnt come to pass and now they want to take THEIR PRESIDENCY back.

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      • Ametia says:

        SPEAK.ON.IT. Vette. They can call PBO a whiner all they like, it doesn’t change the fact that 8 years of Bush & Co. and before have run our country into a shit hole, and President Barack Obama and his administration is trying to shovel us out of this heaping piles of shit.

        The CONTINUAL message should be:

        If you want segregation, NO quality health insurance, NO jobs, NO social security, NO voting rights, NO Civil rights, NO NOTHING for any Americans but the white & rich, then VOTE Republican.

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      • SouthernGirl2 says:

        Break it on down & Speak on it, Vette!

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  9. Ametia says:

    **sigh** same old questions. Aren’t these folks getting it?

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  10. Ametia says:

    The President sounds like he’s ready to take on the press.

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