This is our President angry!
The hair on the back of my neck goes up every time no good politicians get on TV and presume to talk for the American people…without substantiation. How do our politicians and TV talking heads really know facts about the American people? Polls, you say? Well, if they form their statements from poll data, they should quote the relevant polls…like genius, Ezra Klein, does. Speaker John Boehner is forever making statements: “The American people” this and “The American people” that. Someone should tell Rep. Boehner (R-OH) that his speaker title does not give him license to “speak” for the American people. Perhaps he should read Wikipedia. I remember the days when reporters talked to average Americans [like the "man on the street"] and broadcasted the interviews on the evening news. For all we know our politicians have a secret agenda with talking points and the media might have their own. Somehow, yesterday, President Obama heard or sensed the call of the American people for him to get out front on the current scandals(?) and show that he is angry and the he is in charge and swiftly taking action. He bound to the podium yesterday and delivered his reassuring message. I was so proud of him! —GoodOleWoody
Official portrait of United States House Speaker (R-Ohio). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Warning: Recorded loud.
God made us stewards of this earth.
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By Travis Waldron on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Yesterday, ThinkProgress published a report detailing Republican Congressional leadership’s opposition to infrastructure investments even as structural deficiencies in bridges and roadways persist in their home states. Among those is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, where 34 percent of bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
The Sherman Minton Bridge, one of three major bridges spanning the Ohio River between Louisville, KY and southern Indiana, was among the Kentucky bridges listed as deficient. And last night, the Sherman Minton Bridge was closed after further deficiencies, including cracks, were found in a load-bearing part of its structure. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
The Sherman Minton Bridge was closed late Friday afternoon and will remain shut down indefinitely after officials discovered cracks in the span.
Will Wingfield, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation, said officials “do not have an estimate” on how long it will take to repair and reopen the bridge, which carries Interstate 64 traffic across the Ohio River.
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NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
A bipartisan group of senators formally unveiled an immigration reform framework that they hope the Senate could pass “in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion” by late spring or early summer.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday on Capitol Hill, five of the eight members of a bipartisan working group announced the contours of their agreement, which would shore up America‘s borders and provide an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
A bipartisan group of senators, led by Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican John McCain
, have reached agreement on a framework to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
“We still have a long way to go, but this bipartisan grouping is a major breakthrough,” New York Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democratic member of the group of eight, said Monday afternoon.
Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, set an ambitious goal of translating the statement of principles released Sunday evening by the senators into legislation by March. He said the Senate would try to approve the legislation for consideration in the House by the end of spring, or early summer. FULL ARTICLE
When Wayne says, “We,”
he is speaking of NRA leadership and supporters
and not the 4 million gun-owner members.
The sour senator above is Mitch McConnell. He is minority leader in the Senate and he has used the filibuster over 300 times to block Senator Harry Reid who is Majority Leader of the Senate. It is Harry who should be making news as he guides legislation through that body and into law. Mitch McConnell failed decisively in his personal and party war on Barack Obama. Although the President won the election, Mitch labors on unchanged.
HEY, MITCH: WE WON THIS!@#!
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