• BO Sinks.

    How did I connect the two statements? It was connected based on your STUPIDTY!!!!!!!

    September 5, 2011 at 1:43 a.m.

  • Writein,
    Just out of curiosity, how do you connect those 2 statements I made?
    The more you write, you prove my case in regards to the majority of BO supporters.

    September 3, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.

  • The president has to be invited by the speaker of the house before he can address a joint session of congress...I guess he could have picked another large venue to give his speech and blame the GOP for not letting him address a joint session...Historians say it's the first time a president has ever been denied the opportunity on the day he selected...NBC would not have liked it since they are hosting the debate.

    Pundits are no longer afraid to say that republicans have no respect for President Obama as a person much less as president of the United States because their actions remove all doubt. 

    Senator Rubio has already said he will not accept the VP slot if asked but politicians have been known to change their minds.The Social Security statement by Perry will have great consequences in a retirement state like  Florida .  The democrats picked up a house seat in a very conservative district in NY this year because the GOP candidate supported the Ryan budget plan to privatize Medicare 10 years from now!...One thing you can count on...Old people vote and they don't want Congress to mess with Medicare or Social Security.

    I wrote a blog in another venue about the info you posted...The president needs to be ahead on 6 of the 13 issues to get elected. Right now he has now..Your'e right there is always the first time.

    September 3, 2011 at 9:32 a.m.

  • Will the streak be broken? Yes? No?

    September 2, 2011 at 9:32 p.m.

  • Mike.

    The speech should have been on Wednesday to preempt the Rick Perry’/ Bachmann/ Sean Hannity grandstanding at the Fox news debates. Florida will go Republican because of Mark Rubio being the possible VP runningmate.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.

  • BOsinks.

    Let’s use logic and common sense with your past statements. How can you sit there and say “The previous administration literally put UBL on a tee for BO. All he had to do was get up the nerve to smack the cockroach” after saying “Do you really expect BO to spout anything else in his speech than the same blame Bush dribble”?

    The logic of yours is strongly lacking and the hatred has clouded your judgment.

    Mr. Williams

    September 2, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.

  • Hicktroia .

    Thank you for at least being honest here unlike BOSinks. I admire honestly.

    September 2, 2011 at 6:53 p.m.

  • So you are going down with the ship?

    September 2, 2011 at 1:56 p.m.

  • I am adamantly opposed to that move because smog is known to irritate and inflame pulmonary membranes, causing chest pains, coughing, and throat irritation. Other illnesses such as colds and pneumonia can also be brought on by exposure to smog. I'm not going lose any sleep over because I believe in in giving them enough rope.... President Obama is just taking things off the table that he doesn't want to hinder him as he talks about the bigger picture.

    $100 billion in health costs, and help prevent as many
    as 12,000 premature deaths from heart and lung complications.

    The move got immediate applause from the corporations and republicans but some people will take profits over health concerns..... It's an argument the EPA should embrace by immediately studying the ill affects of that move.

    You can call it caving and a lot of liberals will agree with you but he also caved on Guantanamo Bay closing,the Bush Tax cuts, the Patriot Act, and the public option but the independents may see that as compromising. I wouldn't be jumping up and down until you see the final package because and you can take this president lightly at your own peril.

    As I said, the 2012 election will be about contrast, Congress is down to an all time low of 12%, and the independents determine all elections.

    I can disagree with a few policy moves because he still beats the alternative by a long shot...I am but one vote in a state that will give their electoral votes to the GOP candidate.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:35 a.m.

  • Mike,

    Your man is caving in.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday scrapped his administration's controversial plans to tighten smog rules, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

    Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency and directed administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the proposed regulation to reduce concentrations of smog's main ingredient, in part because of the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy.

    The announcement came shortly after a new government report on private sector employment showed that businesses essentially added no new jobs last month — and that the jobless rate remained stuck at a historically high 9.1 percent.

    The withdrawal of the proposed regulation marks the latest in a string of retreats by Obama in the face of Republican opposition. Last December, he shelved, at least until the end of 2012, his insistence that Bush-era tax cuts should no longer apply to the wealthy. Earlier this year he avoided a government shutdown by agreeing to Republican demands for budget cuts. And this summer he acceded to more than a $1 trillion in spending reductions, with more to come, as the price for an agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:18 a.m.

  • Mike,

    So what's your response to the news today of BO loosening EPA regulations in hopes of creating more jobs?

    September 2, 2011 at 11:10 a.m.

  • Hiktoria,

    The previous administration literally put UBL on a tee for BO. All he had to do was get up the nerve to smack the cockroach.

    Your comment that BO "organized" the raid on UBL is laughable.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:07 a.m.

  • Writein

    I agree with your assessment because the jobs' speech will come after this morning's report that no jobs were added in August. That's the first time that has happened since September of 1945. The only good news is that no new layoffs were reported because that's a sure of a double-dip recession.

    The president will say that his plan will create 1 million new jobs.

    I think we both know that the republicans have control over the purse strings, so they will not accept many of his proposals(if any), but he can use that to convince the moderates in a contrast election. From what I hear, the GOP might accept an extension of unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cuts, but they will not go for the infrastructure bank. The president has a couple of options. The fed will probably wait until Congress acts(or not) then they will be forced to do something and the president by executive order can partner with the private sector for some infrastructure repair. All the president needs is visuals from the ongoing flooding in the northeast where old bridges and roads that were built during and after the Great Depression have been destroyed.

    We can't overlook the debut of Governor Rick Perry next GOP debate Wednesday night. The governor needs the 29 electoral votes from Florida, so he will have to spin a question he will surely get. The governor said in his book that" Social Security is a Ponzi scheme and is a violent attack on American values." Eric Cantor has already had a backlash from his own governor and Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over his insistence to make equal cuts for FEMA aid states receive. Those words may please the right-wing base, but it is his doom in a general election.

    That's the message the president been working on since June of this year. "It's been a rocky three years but do you really want to trust those guys,again." He will say this after Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, and John Boehner will give their jobs speech of more tax cuts for the corporations, more spending cuts, fewer regulations and zero tax on dividends and capital gains.... It will be a contrast election.

    It's still 14 months away so no reason to panic just yet, because we still have gotten to the October 2012 surprise..:-)

    September 2, 2011 at 9:24 a.m.

  • Well, Mike...I have to give credit where it is due. I may not agree with all of his positions, but for someone to discredit EVERYTHING the man does is absurd.

    You have a good day/weekend yourself. I will try to stay out of the sun lol

    September 2, 2011 at 8:52 a.m.

  • Hictoria

    You had too much coffee this morning or you over spiced it...:-)

    Just kidding

    Have a good day and try to stay out of the sun

    September 2, 2011 at 8:47 a.m.

  • BOstinks - "We have a failed social experiment in the White House who has not exhibited an ounce of character, leadership or accountabilty. He will never own up to his mistakes because he has never had to be responsible for anything in his life."

    Well sir, you are actually wrong. I am by far not a Obama supporter, but the man did organize the raid on Bin Laden and was successful. That seems like all of the above to me.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:29 a.m.

  • Please nothing, Mr. He -who –have- little- faith. Whether I believe it he will or not isn’t the point. The point I am making is that if he is willing to do those things I want him to, then he can get an “easy” ride in 2012.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:56 a.m.

  • Please. Do you really expect BO to spout anything else in his speech than the same blame Bush dribble? We have a failed social experiment in the White House who has not exhibited an ounce of character, leadership or accountabilty. He will never own up to his mistakes because he has never had to be responsible for anything in his life. Half of this country wanted so bad to see an articulate and "clean-looking black man" (Biden's words, not mine) and what we got was an inept, egotistical empty suit.

    September 1, 2011 at 11:54 p.m.

  • Mike.

    The Obama Presidency hangs on the speech he will make after Labor Day. If his speech is nothing but a rehash of past talking points, then he wouldn’t get second term. He got to pick up new, untried ideas to shock the conservatives, gain respect from independents and moderate, and to uplift his base.

    September 1, 2011 at 8:31 p.m.

  • I just hope the rest of the Country figures out what a sleezeball he is. I'm doing my best to educate those from other states.

    August 28, 2011 at 10:19 p.m.

  • Mike,

    I don't think he is a subscriber to the Texas or United States Constitution. .............:>)

    August 28, 2011 at 9:08 p.m.

  • vet43
    Yes,I saw that article this morning and it follows the path the Houston Chronicle has taken on Governor Perry for the past three weeks....President Bush and Gov. Perry are polar opposites...Like I stated, I am finding out more things about Gov. Perry in the last three weeks and none of it is good...I don't think Gov. Perry is a subscriber to the Houston Chronicle...:-)

    August 28, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.

  • Mike, I hope you have todays Houston Chronicle (Sunday, Aug. 28). The front page had a remarkable article on Gov. Perry's "open government". Made Bush 43 look great.

    August 28, 2011 at 11:39 a.m.