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The President And The First Lady “Speak On It” In Brooklyn And D.C.


 

By Jueseppi B.

Memorial Day Commemorated At Arlington National Cemetery

 

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Remarks by the First Lady to the Women’s Leadership Forum Conference

 

Grand Hyatt Hotel
Washington, D.C.

2:14 P.M. EDT

 

MRS. OBAMA:  Well, this looks like a mighty fine group.  (Applause.)  Good afternoon!  Yay!  Oh, thank you so much.  It’s wonderful to see you all.  Please, rest yourselves.  You’ve got a pretty good conference, I hear, a good lineup of speakers.  I heard the President was here last night, because he was late for dinner, or something like that.  (Laughter.)  But it is so good to be here.  It’s a pleasure and a joy to be here with so many fabulous women leaders from all across this country.  And you guys look good for having been conferenced for a few days.  (Laughter.)

 

And speaking of fabulous women leaders, I want to start by thanking our DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  (Applause.)  I know that we are so grateful for her outstanding leadership.  I know she’s not here, but she has been amazing, and we are so grateful.

 

And of course, I want to thank all of you.  I want to thank you for everything that you have done for Barack and for so many other leaders who share our values.  Thank you for being there for them year after year, for election after election.

 

And I know it hasn’t always been easy.  I know there have been plenty of ups and downs over the years.  But if you have ever wondered whether your support makes a difference, if you’ve ever doubted for one minute that what you do and who we elect to serve in this government matters, then just think about what happened these past few weeks and that should put those doubts to rest.

 

And I’m not just talking about the shutdown.  I am talking about the millions of Americans who will soon have quality, affordable health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.  (Applause.)

 

And I think it’s important for us to all remember who exactly is benefitting from this new law.  They are folks who come from all across the country, who come from all different backgrounds and walks of life.  They’re the spouses of our veterans –- folks who are working around the clock caring for their loved ones wounded in war, yet who don’t have insurance themselves.

 

They’re young people who’ve aged out of their parents’ plan and can’t afford insurance on their own — we may have a few of those in the room.  Amen.  (Laughter and applause.)  They’re folks with preexisting conditions –- women who had breast cancer years ago, folks who had asthma as a kid, people who’ve been turned away from insurance again and again.  The single mother who lost her job.  The couple who are both working jobs that don’t provide insurance.  The folks who are paying too much for their current plan and just need a better deal.

 

So many of these people have been living from emergency to emergency.  They’ve been ignoring their symptoms and just praying that nothing goes wrong.  And now, finally, because of all of you, because you helped elect Barack Obama President, these people finally have some hope — because of you.  (Applause.)

 

So when a small group of folks in Congress shuts down our government to try to shut down Obamacare, and we watch as our President stands strong, that’s not just some political fight in Washington — it is a battle about our most fundamental values and aspirations.  See, your President believes that here in America, no matter how you start out, if you’re willing to work for it, if you’re willing to sacrifice for it, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids.

 

That’s the American Dream that we all believe in.  And we don’t believe in handouts.  We don’t think anyone should get a free ride.  But we also understand that “there but for the grace of God go I.”  (Applause.)  What we understand is that in the blink of an eye, any of us could be faced with a terrible diagnosis, any of us could be injured in a horrible accident, any of us could lose the job we count on to support our family.

 

And when that happens, it shouldn’t mean falling off a cliff.  It shouldn’t mean having to go without food, or medicine, or a roof over our heads –- not here in America.  That’s not who we are.

 

Here in America, while we expect everyone to do their fair share, we also believe that we should give everyone a fair shot.  We believe that everyone should have the basic security they need to provide for their families and give their kids a decent chance in life.  That’s the kind of security that I and I know so many of you grew up with.

 

You know my story.  My family wasn’t rich –- far from it.  And my father had multiple sclerosis, which is a serious chronic health condition, so we lived with the reality that at any given moment, my father could have had a flare up and needed medication, even hospitalization.  That’s how we grew up.  But we were lucky.  My father’s job at the city water plant provided health insurance, so my dad was able to stay healthy enough to get up every day and get to his job.

 

So for my family, health insurance meant everything.  It gave my dad the pride and the dignity of being our provider and being able to pay his bills.  He was even able to pay the little tiny bit of my college tuition that wasn’t covered by student loans and grants.  And in turn, that allowed me to get my degree.  It allowed me to build my career and support a family of my own.

 

And every family in this country deserves that kind of security.  Every child in this country deserves that kind of opportunity.  And that’s why Barack has worked so hard to lift up the middle class.  That’s why he fought so hard and risked so much to pass the Affordable Care Act.

 

And that’s why, time and again, he has stood strong for our most fundamental rights.  Whether that’s getting equal pay for women, or ending “don’t ask, don’t tell,” or supporting our right to marry the person we love.  (Applause.)  And today, not even five years after Barack took office in the depths of an economic crisis, we’re now starting to see the results of his convictions and his hard work.  Our auto industry is back.  Our housing market is rebounding.  Our deficits are shrinking.  And our businesses have created 7.5 million new jobs under this President.  (Applause.)

 

But let’s be clear:  Barack hasn’t done anything of these things alone; hasn’t done any of this just sitting by himself in the Oval Office.  (Laughter.)  Remember the Recovery Act that helped rescue our economy and create all those jobs?  Well, we needed Congress to pass that bill.  Remember the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help women get equal pay for equal work?  Believe it or not, that bill was passed by Congress back in 2009.  (Applause.)  Yes.  (Applause.)

 

And of course, the Affordable Care Act — yes, that’s right, Obamacare was passed by Congress in 2010.  (Applause.)  It was signed by my husband, it was upheld by the Supreme Court.  (Applause.)  And now, we are relying on governors across the country to help implement the law.

 

So at the end of the day, so many of our most important accomplishments, so much of what Barack has done to help working families, that all happened because of who we had in Congress.  But let’s not forget that some of our most frustrating defeats happened for the exact same reason.

 

The DREAM Act, an act that gives immigrant kids a fair shot, kids brought here by their parents through no fault of their own, this act failed twice — once by just five votes in the Senate, and once by just four.  So the President had to sign an executive order to finally get these kids some relief.

 

And remember that common-sense gun legislation that so many of us feel so strongly about?  (Applause.)  Well, unfortunately, that bill failed, and do you want to know by how many votes?  It failed by just six votes in the Senate — just six.  So make no mistake about it:  Midterm elections matter.  Governors’ races matter.  It matters who we elect to the state legislatures that draw those congressional districts.

 

So if you’re not happy about what you’ve seen in Congress lately, if you don’t like seeing folks in state government trying to undermine Obamacare or chip away at women’s rights and women’s health, then I urge you — let’s not just sit around feeling angry or helpless or hopeless, especially not women.  (Laughter.)  Because there is something that all of you can do right now today to make a huge difference:  You can write a check.  That’s what we need you to do right now.  We need you to write a big old check.  (Laughter.)  Write the biggest check you can possibly write.

 

Take your frustration and your passion and your hope, and turn that into real meaningful support that will help us elect a Congress and governors and a state legislature that truly represents the people they serve.  And don’t wait another minute, because the stakes here are simply too high.  They couldn’t be higher.  So many people are counting on all of us to make our voices heard — families who are working harder than ever, and they deserve to make a decent wage.  They’re counting on us, because no one in this country should work 40 or 50 hours a week and still be stuck in poverty — not in the United States of America, not in the richest country on Earth.  (Applause.)

 

Our children and grandchildren all across this country, they all deserve good schools, chance to go to college.  And they deserve common-sense gun safety laws to keep them safe in their classrooms and their communities.  (Applause.)  So those kids are counting on us.

 

And all the women and families who don’t want anyone interfering with their most private health decisions, women who are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies, they’re counting on us.  They’re counting on us to stand up and fight for rights and freedoms that we all deserve, and that’s why we need your support right now.  (Applause.)  That’s why we need you all.  That’s why this is important.  (Applause.)

 

And I know that some of you might occasionally feel a little annoyed that we’re always asking you for money.  (Laughter.)  I know it.  And it’s okay.  Own it, admit it.  It’s like, a check?  Another check?  I’m so sick of these people.  (Laughter.)

 

But the thing is, we nag you and annoy you because writing those checks is the single-most impactful thing that you can do right now, because it’s not enough for us to have the most dedicated, hardworking, public-minded candidates if we don’t have the resources they need to win elections.  Yes, it’s not enough.  (Applause.)

 

I wish it were, but it is not enough for us to have the best policies, the best ideas, if no one ever hears about them and we never get a chance to implement them.  So we can’t just sit back on our moral high ground feeling good about ourselves.  We need to keep this ship moving forward.  I said ship.  (Laughter and applause.)

 

And that’s why your support is so vitally important.  It is.  Because when you dig deep, you know what happens?  That translates into brilliant staff hired, more offices opened.  It translates into calls made, more doors knocked on, ads running where they need to run.  And these things don’t happen by magic — they only happen because of folks like you.

 

Now, I know it feels like we just did a big push for the 2012 presidential election, because I pushed, did a lot of the pushing.  (Laughter.)  And I know it can be hard to get geared up again for midterms, especially if there’s not a hot race in your state or your district.  But when you find yourself starting to tune out or get a little fatigued, I want you to think about some cold, hard numbers.

 

The fact is that right now we are just 17 seats away from taking back the House — yes, 17.  (Applause.)  But they are 17 hard seats.  And we’re just six seats away from losing the Senate.  And that’s how close these midterm elections are.  And we all know that it’s not enough to elect Barack Obama if we don’t give him a Congress that will help him keep moving this country forward.  We know that.  (Applause.)

 

So we need you all to max out.  And just as important, once you’ve maxed out, we need you to go back to your states and get everyone you know to give whatever they can as well.

 

Now, as women, that’s not always something that we’re comfortable with doing, asking for anything, right?  We don’t like asking for help.  I know I don’t.  Doing this is painful for me.  (Laughter.)  I love seeing you guys, hanging out, but it’s hard.  Sometimes we as women, we feel a little awkward, and we’re a little embarrassed to ask folks in our lives for money or for support.

 

But when you start feeling shy, do what I do: I want you to think about all those folks who are counting on us, all those kids, all those women, all those families — families I meet and see every day who need someone on their side standing up for them.  And I want you to remember that other folks aren’t shy about doing this, and they are out-raising us right now as we speak.

 

So now is not the time for us to be hesitant or doubtful or fatigued.  Now is the time to be energized.  Now is the time to be inspired.  Now is the time to tap into the deep well of passion and compassion and strength that we all have as women.

 

And here’s the beautiful thing — because I have seen it time and time again with all of you — is that when we as women, when we do that, when we tap into that passion and that faith, when we keep stepping up and digging deep and bringing others together right along with us, then I know that we can keep on making the change we believe in.  I know that.  I know that we can keep moving this country forward, and together we are going to keep building a future worthy of all of our children.

 

So are you guys ready?  I know I’m always asking you.  We have to be ready again.  Are you all ready to step up one more time, one more time to make this happen?  (Applause.)  Dig deep.  Go back home.  Stay passionate.  Stay focused.  And we’ll make it happen.

 

Thank you all, and God bless.  (Applause.)  I’m going to be coming down to shake some hands, so come on down and I’ll say hello.  (Applause.)

 

END
2:33 P.M. EDT

 

Michelle Obama: South Side Girl

 

A short biography of Michelle Obama that introduces the Obama family to families across America. It played at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

 

 

 

Lindsay Holst
Lindsay Holst

October 25, 2013
07:52 PM EDT

 

President Obama Speaks on Education and the Economy

October 25, 2013 | 23:16 |Public Domain

 

At the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, President Obama says that we must finish building a new foundation for shared and lasting prosperity so that everybody who works hard has a chance to get ahead.

 

 

Marine One landed in Brooklyn on Friday, when President Obama paid a visit to P-TECH — a cutting-edge early-college high school formed by a partnership between IBM and the City University of New York.

 

The President spoke about the need for a balanced, reasonable budget that frees up resources for the things that we know promote long-term economic growth: things like rebuilding our manufacturing base, upgrading our transportation and information networks, supporting basic research and development,  including educating our kids and workers so that they can be competitive in a global economy. That includes making room for more schools like P-TECH.

 

The President praised the school, which offers college-level courses in math and science and offers students a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree in computer systems or electromechanical engineering:

 

… At a moment when the cost of higher education keeps going up — and Arne and I are working hard to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to reduce the burden of student loans on young people — here’s how much two years of college will cost P-TECH students and their families:  Zero. Nothing.

So this is a ticket into the middle class, and it’s available to everybody who’s willing to work for it. And that’s the way it should be. That’s what public education is supposed to do. And the great thing is that what started small is now growing. So Governor Cuomo, he’s opening up P-TECH model schools in districts throughout the state — throughout the state. So all those schools together, they’re going to prepare more than 6,000 high school students for good, high-skilled jobs.

 

The President reflected on the government shutdown that sent more than 800,000 federal workers home for 16 days and cost our economy billions, noting that moving forward, he doesn’t want to hear the same refrain about how America can’t afford to invest in the things that have always made us strong.

Making something of ourselves, that’s what we do in this country. That’s a message worth sending to Washington. No more games, no more gridlock, no more gutting the things that help America grow, and give people the tools to make something of themselves. That’s what this is about. That’s what P-TECH represents, that’s what Brooklyn represents.

And as long as I have the privilege to be your President, I’m going to keep fighting to make sure that no matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, this country will always be the place where you can make it if you try.

 

Related Topics: Education

 

Alicia Oken
October 25, 2013
06:10 PM EDT

 

 

 

Improving HealthCare.gov: On Monday, President Obama spoke about what’s being done to improve HealthCare.gov. The President said that the best IT experts from both inside and outside the government are working to fix issues with the site, and reminded Americans that there are other ways to apply and enroll for affordable, high-quality health insurance:

Even as we redouble our efforts to get the site working as well as it’s supposed to, we’re also redoubling our efforts to make sure you can still buy the same quality, affordable insurance plans available on the marketplace the old-fashioned way — offline, either over the phone or in person.

 

The Administration is taking steps to improve the enrollment process while work is underway on HealthCare.gov: call centers now have more staffers to process applications or answer questions, and you can preview plans and prices without filling out an application.

 

Despite the problems, demand for affordable health insurance is high, President Obama said. thousands of people are signing up and saving money.

People can save money, significant money, by getting insurance that’s being provided through these marketplaces. And we know that the demand is there. People are rushing to see what’s available. And those who have already had a chance to enroll are thrilled with the result.

 

Check out a video of three Americans who have already signed for affordable health insurance and see what they have to say about their experiences.

 

Immigration Reform: The President spoke about the need to fix our broken immigration system on Thursday. Earlier this year, the Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support, and President Obama said that it’s up to House Republicans to decide whether reform becomes a reality or not. “This isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do,” he said.

Securing our borders; modernizing our legal immigration system; providing a pathway to earned, legalized citizenship; growing our economy; strengthening our middle class; reducing our deficits — that’s what common-sense immigration reform will do..

 

White House Goes Pink: The White House was illuminated pink on Thursday, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. In 2013, more than 230,000 women and 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and we show our support for those are committed to the fight against this terrible disease.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are restricted from charging women higher costs simply because they are women or because of pre-existing conditions, including breast cancer. Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act benefits women.

 

Meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan: The President welcomed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan to the White House on Wednesday. In their bilateral meeting, the two leaders discussed the economy, security and highlighted the importance of U.S.-Pakistan relations. Read the remarks here.

Related Topics: Immigration

 

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October 25th, 2013: Photo of the Day….Speaking At Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)

 

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After Speaking At Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)…It’s Time For Junior’s Cheesecake With New York Democratic Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn.

 

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Barack’s House Welcomes NBA Champs The Miami Heat: Next Year The Bulls!!


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Tweets about the Miami Heat visit to the White House……

 

 

RT @MiamiHEAT And we are@whitehouse bound! Stay tuned!#HEATatWhiteHouse // Watch live at 1:40 ET: http://t.co/u95tzH8r

 

 

Today at 1:40 ET: President Obama welcomes @KingJames,@DwyaneWade & the NBA Champion @MiamiHEAT to the WH. Watch live:http://t.co/u95tzH8r

 

 

 

President Obama Welcomes the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat

 

Published on Jan 28, 2013

President Obama congratulates the Miami Heat on the team’s 2012 NBA championship and recognizes the Heat’s ongoing support to the men and women who serve in our military and their families. January 28, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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LeBron at the White House: “Mom, I made it.”

 

 

 

 

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January 28, 2013

Remarks by the President in Welcoming the Miami Heat

 

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2013

Remarks by the President in Welcoming the Miami Heat

East Room

 

1:44 P.M. EST

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Everybody please have a seat.  Well, today I am honored to welcome a little up-and-coming basketball team — (laughter) — to the White House called the world champion Miami Heat.  (Applause.)

 

 

Now, for many of teams that come here, this is a lot of cameras in one place.  It’s a little overwhelming.  (Laughter.)  But for the Heat, this is what practice looks like.  (Laughter.)  This is normal.  I know this is the first trip for some of these players, but a few of them were here a couple of years ago for a pickup game on my birthday.

 

 

Now, I’m not trying to take all the credit, Coach, but I think that it’s clear that going up against me prepared them to take on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  (Laughter.)  It sharpened their skills.  It gave them the competitive edge that they needed.  And I think part of the reason they came back today is they want another shot at the old guy.  (Laughter.)

 

 

But first, I have to congratulate the Heat on their well-earned title.  This team traveled a long road to get to where they are.  In 2011, the Heat got all the way to the finals only to come up short.  But when you fall, the real test is whether you can ignore the naysayers, pick yourself up and come back stronger.  And that’s true in basketball, but it’s also true in life.  That’s exactly what these guys did.

 

 

Instead of getting down, they got better.  Dwayne Wade worked on his core.  LeBron learned some post moves from Hakeem.  Shane Battier came on board.  They became a more complete team.  They got to know each other better and trust each other more.  And they became more fun to watch.

 

 

In Game Four against the Thunder last year, we saw LeBron carried off the floor with cramps, only to come back a few minutes later and hit a dagger of a three-pointer to put the Heat ahead.  During Game Six, we saw him pull off one of the greatest performances in basketball playoff history, dropping 45 points — and he had a scary look in his eye.  (Laughter.)

 

 

We saw Dwayne Wade, the heart and soul of this team,  continue to do whatever it takes to win, including leading the team in blocks.  And at the post-game press conferences, he dressed well enough to land himself in GQ magazine.  (Laughter.)  Show them your kicks here, Dwayne.  (Laughter.)  If any of you can pull this off — (laughter) — other than Dwayne Wade, let me know.  We saw Chris Bosh get injured, but get healthy right at the perfect time and do outstanding work throughout the rest of the playoffs.

 

 

And it wasn’t just the Big Three.  Mike Miller could barely walk.  Mike, you look better now.  (Laughter.)  You looked broke down last year — (laughter) — but still hit seven three-pointers in the final game.  I don’t know how he did it because he could not walk.  He looked like an old man.  Mario Chalmers earned himself a nickname from Dwayne Wade that I’m not allowed to repeat.  (Laughter.)  But he did a great job.

 

 

Shane Battier, as always, played impeccable defense, hit big threes.  Juwan Howard — “Grandpa” — became the first member of the Fab Five to win a ring.  And Coach continually set the tone and kept these guys motivated the entire way.

 

 

So that team mentality — with everybody doing their part — is what finally put the Heat over the top.  And it’s especially impressive when you think about everything they’ve had to deal with over the last few years.  This team inspired a lot of passions on both sides.  And I’m just talking about their dance moves.  (Laughter.)  We saw that video, LeBron.  (Laughter.)

 

 

But even though I’m a little disappointed that the Bulls didn’t make it, I do want to congratulate the Heat for a well-earned championship.  LeBron said, “It’s about damn time.”  And I want to thank them for taking the time this afternoon to spend with wounded warriors at Walter Reed, because you guys are heroes to them but they are heroes to all of us.

 

 

And let me just say one last thing about these guys, and I mentioned this as we were coming in.  There’s a lot of focus on what happens on the court, but what’s also important is what happens off the court.  And I don’t know all these guys, but I do know LeBron and Dwayne and Chris.  And one of the things I’m proudest of is that they take their roles as fathers seriously.  And for all the young men out there who are looking up to them all the time, for them to see somebody who cares about their kids and is there for them day in and day out, that’s a good message to send.  It’s a positive message to send, and we’re very proud of them for that.  (Applause.)

 

 

So congratulations, again, to the Miami Heat.  And now we are going to take a picture that makes me look very short.  (Laughter.)  I’m accustomed to it, but first I’m going to ask Coach to say a few words.  (Applause.)

 

 

COACH SPOELSTRA:  Well, on behalf of Micky Arison, Pat Riley, the entire Miami Heat organization, and our families, we want to thank you for your hospitality today to be in the White House and also to be inspired by the great men and women of the Walter Reed Hospital.  We are honored and truly, truly humbled to be here.

 

 

We actually hope that this team serves as an inspiration to the nation of what a group can do when you come together and sacrifice your egos for a greater goal; to come together with a real hard-hat work ethic, and to be able to persevere through adversity and a whole heck of a lot of criticism — (laughter) — and still be able to accomplish the ultimate dream.

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Fantastic.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)

 
MR. JAMES:  Am I supposed to say something?

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  You can if you want.  It’s your world, man.  (Laughter.)

 

 

MR. JAMES:  On behalf of myself and my teammates, we just want to thank you — to piggyback what Spo said — for the hospitality, for allowing us to be, I mean, in the White House.  I mean, we’re in the White House.  (Laughter.)  And Coach said — and the Prez said this real casual.  So I mean, we’re kids from Chicago and Dallas, Texas and Michigan and Ohio and South Dakota — (laughter) — Miami.  And we’re in the White House right now.  This is like, hey, mama, I made it.  (Laughter and applause.)

 

 

MR. WADE:  All I’ve got to say is we’ve got a 10-day contract left?

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Yes.

 

 

MR. WADE:  Pick my man up.  (Laughter.)

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  You guys could use a shooter.  (Laughter.)

 

 

MR. WADE:  My point guard.  (Laughter.)

 

 

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)

 

 

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President Barack Obama shakes hand with Miami Heat guard Ray Allen as he welcomes the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama stands with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, coach Erik Spoelstra, and others, as he honors the NBA champions Miami Heat basketball team in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Barack Obama is flanked by Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, and coach Erik Spoelstra, right, as he welcomes the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat, to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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One Last Tribute To Ex Representative Allen West…Thank You Think Progress


By Jueseppi B.

 

uh-oh-allen-west-e1343829872222He’s an Ex Representative, but he’s still a total douchebag asinine moronic idiot. And I am thrilled to see his dumbass unemployed.

 

 

From Think Progress:

 

Rep. Allen West’s 15 Most Outrageous Statements

 

Make that EX Rep. Allen West…..

 

In two short years in the U.S. House of Representatives, congressman Allen West (R-Fla) has earned a reputation for making the most irresponsible statements which are clearly intended to attract media attention.

 

(1) “YOU ARE NOT A LADY”: In July 2011, West responded to a perceived slight from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (R-FL) with a fiery letter in which he threatened her and scolded, “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!” West later said he had apologized, but Wasserman-Schultz said she had not received one.

 

 

(2) JOSEPH GOEBBELS WOULD “BE VERY PROUD” OF DEMOCRATS: In December, West told reporters, “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine.” The link to Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945, drew criticism from several members of Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, and others.

 

 

(3) LIBERALS “GET THE HELL OUT”: Speaking at the Palm Beach County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner in last month, West said of liberals, “Take your message of equality of achievement. … You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.” West later tried to walk back the statement, claiming he was only referring to “the message” and not liberals themselves.

 

 

(4) “A THREAT TO THE GENE POOL”: In a July 2011 post on the website Red Country, West wrote, “I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”

 

 

(5) “I’M GOING TO KILL YOU”: Before running for Congress, West had a 22-year career in the military, but left after he abused an Iraqi detainee: “This is it. I’m going to count to five again, and if you don’t give me what I want, I’m going to kill you.” He then fired a shot “a foot” over the detainee’s head.

 

 

(6) “NUTS!”: West has often clashed with opponents over the issue of Islam. In August 2011, a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked West to sever ties with anti-Muslim activists. In response, West sent a letter which read only, “I am writing to you with regard [sic] your recent letter: NUTS!” Why West chose this response is a mystery, although he might have been quoting a World War II general who responded that way when the Nazis told him to surrender.

 

 

(7) “WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE OUR MEN BECOME SUBSERVIENT”: In April 2011, West told a conservative women’s conference that liberal women “have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.”

 

 

(8) “BLINDLY FOLLOWING A COMMANDER IN CHIEF”: Talking with radio host Mark Levin last month, West said Generals “have to be very careful about blindly following a commander in chief that really does not have the best intent for our military.” What West did not mention was that officers are constitutionally bound to follow the President’s orders unless they are illegal.

 

 

(9) I AM “THE MODERN-DAY HARRIET TUBMAN”Speaking with O’Reilly Factor guest host Laura Ingraham in August 2011, West said the Democratic party is a “21st-century plantation.” He added, “So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

 

 

(10) “LET THEM GET SHOT AT”: In May 2011, the House narrowly defeated a proposal which would have required President Obama to submit a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. Of those who voted for the bill, West said, “I would take these gentlemen over and let them get shot at a few times and maybe they’d have a different opinion.” This was just months after the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

 

I’m only gonna do 10…I’m trying hard not to throw up from these 10.

 

To read the entire 15 dumbassed things this “JiggaBoo” has uttered in his asinine career, go to Think Progress.

 

Yes, I called Allen West a JiggaBoo, and a house nigra, and a traitor, a turncoat and a Benedict Arnold.

 

Allen West proves you can be Black and a racist, ignorant, bootlicking, asskissing, gutter crawling, moronic idiot high on low self esteem issues, while strutting around, Peacock like, with your chest stuck out on your way to the slaughterhouse, before becoming the main course in a Peacock dinner.

 

Good luck with your unemployment  & good riddance to your evil stupidity.

 

 

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The Tale Of Two Political Parties


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Democratic House Committee  Chair-people:

 

 

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TeaTardedRepubliCANT House Committee  Chair-people:

 

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Who did YOU vote for on November 6th, 2012? More importantly, whom will YOU vote for on November 4, 2014….the Mid Term election day?

 

 

 

 

Videos You Might Have Missed From BarackObama.Com


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dishonest” – Obama for America TV Ad

 

Published on Oct 6, 2012 by 

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Voiceover:
“This was dishonest.”

Mitt Romney:
“I’m not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut.”

Voiceover:
“Romney’s being dishonest here too:”

Voiceover from Romney ad:
“According to an Independent, non-partisan study, Barack Obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class…”

Voiceover
“The Chairman of that so-called independent group is from Romney’s former company. Dick Cheney‘s on its board. Newt Gingrich was there too. It’s not independent. It’s just not true.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitt Romney debates himself

 

Published on Oct 5, 2012 by 

The real Mitt Romney debates fake Mitt Romney.

 

 

 

 

You could do a ten minute video of Mitt debating himself just on abortion rights. He’s held every position imaginable on that one. More pro-choice than Ted Kennedy. Pro-constitutional amendment banning all abortions everywhere. Anti-abortion with exceptions for rape and incest. Let the states decide. And more.

 

 

 

 

 

President Obama on Mitt Romney: His Extreme Makeover, His Tax Loopholes and Big Bird

 

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President Obama shares his thoughts on Mitt Romney’s extreme makeover, his tax loopholes and Big Bird.

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “2012 is Personal” – OFA North Carolina

 

Published on Oct 5, 2012 by 

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz shares why this election is important to women at every stage of their lives and how President Obama has moved women forward.

 

 

 

 

 

George Takei: “We’ve got to be actively involved in the electoral process.”

 

Published on Oct 5, 2012 by 

Join AAPI for Obama:

George Takei shares how far the AAPI community has come and why you should get involved in this election to help re-elect President Obama.

As George shares:

“We have a unique opportunity to support a president who is a part of us. He grew up in Hawaii—the Aloha Spirit. His sister is half-Asian—he understands and loves the Asian American community.”

 

 

 

 

 

I want Barack Hussein Obama & Joseph Robinette “Joe“ Biden, Jr as MY POTUS & VPOTUS. I want men/women representing me and MY America who can relate to me and MY America.

 

 

If you would like to contact the Obama for America campaign, please visit:

 

www.barackobama.com/contact-us.

 

 

 

At www.barackobama.com/contact-us you can:

 
· Write to us with a question, comment, or feedback.
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You can also reach us by calling (312) 698-3670.

 

If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit:www.barackobama.com/volunteer.

 

If you are writing regarding an issue with your 2012 Merchandise, please call 1-800-556-5975.

 

For the most up to date information about the campaign, please bookmark http://www.barackobama.com.

 

Thank you,
Obama for America

 

 

 

If we ever needed to vote & vote DEMOCRATIC, we sure do need to vote DEMOCRATIC now. For us (Black America) the right to vote is not just a Constitutional matter but a right borne out of struggle, out of sacrifice and in some cases out of death. Think for a moment where we are in time and you will understand why: ”If we never ever needed to vote DEMOCRATIC, we sure do need to vote DEMOCRATIC NOW!!”

 

 

 

 

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