Obama admin. to permit wind farm eagle deaths; Citizens rip green hypocrisy

Obama admin. to permit wind farm eagle deaths; Citizens rip green hypocrisy

http://twitter.com/#!/LeftyBollocks/status/409020424576458752

The Obama administration announced that for the next three decades the Department of the Interior will not prosecute operators of wind farms whose turbines kill eagles, supposedly in an attempt to avoid discouraging investment in that particular “clean energy” business.

Via the Associated Press:

Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation’s wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles being killed each year by the giant, spinning blades of wind turbines.

So, your product killing protected species is acceptable provided you’re engaging in a business approved by the Obama administration?

The hypocrisy is being called out big time:

http://twitter.com/#!/BrumMsn/status/409070722859155457

Allowing wind farm operators to go unpunished for the animals their turbines kill, ostensibly to provide the country with “clean energy,” is sure to be the ultimate dilemma for the eco/enviro crowd. That is, if they decide to take notice.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/06/obama-admin-to-permit-eagle-deaths-at-wind-farms-citizens-rip-green-hypocrisy/

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DNC communications director sucks at communicating

DNC communications director sucks at communicating

http://twitter.com/#!/mantone1/status/228261586148659203

DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse is no stranger to breakdowns, and a communication breakdown has been a long time coming. Today, we got one.

Naturally, he’s a bit cranky:

How weak is @GOP message: busting my chops about typos in email (not a memo) sent to a few reporters instead of defending WMR on substance

— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) July 25, 2012

.@GOP message: Dems have typos, elect Romney. Defense of failed Romney record: Crickets.

— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) July 25, 2012

Whatevs, Brad. You might as well put down that shovel, because you’re not gonna dig your way out of this one.

.@SeanSpicer "If you want to see what pulling the emergency rip cord looks like in written form" –> http://t.co/tgxpKT8U cc @woodhouseb

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 25, 2012

@woodhouseb you are referring to the panic memo you sent responding to 24 GOP small biz owner events pushing Romney message?

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 25, 2012

Yup! That’s the one! Here’s the memo in its busted entirety:

In conjunction with OFA, we’re going to turn the page tomorrow on Mitt Romney’s trumped up, out of context fact-checked-to-death BS about the President and small business and set the record straight on how Mitt Romney has a horrible record on small business, a failed record on jobs and who is advocating for policies that are great for millionaires, billionaires, big oil and corporate America – but that would devastate small businesses and stifle job growth and small business expansion. We’ll being done this with on the ground events in states which are coming together as we speak and with a national press conference call which will include small business owners and others – including at least one person from MA – who will speak about Romney’s failed record and failed policies as well as President Obama’s record as a consistent advocate for small businesses.

Mitt Romney’s going to have to have more than manipulating video and taking quotes out of context to make up for his failed record on jobs and economic and small business development as Governor of Massachusetts and the policies he’s advocating for now that would roll back the investments and support small businesses and communities have always counted on to succeed. As governor of Massachusetts you need look no further than Mitt Romney finishing 47th out of 50 in jobs and manufacturing plummeting to know Mitt Romney’s tenure was a disaster for small businesses in the Bay State.

He left Massachusetts with the highest per capita debt in the nation and created or raised over 1,000 taxes and fees that came to $750 million a year – taxes and fees that fell largely on the middle class and small businesses.

If you’re the Governor that raised a fee on milk and attempted to impose a $10 fee for a state certificate of blindness, it becomes clear why Mitt Romney doesn’t want to talk about his record as Governor on jobs or the economy or budget and taxes.

And he slashed job training programs and cut the manufacturing extension partnership – both devastating to small business development.

What’s worse is that Romney wants to take his failed approach national where he’s pledged to slash the budget so deeply to pay for tax breaks for millionaires like himself he’d devastate the very investments needed for businesses of any size to succeed – especially small businesses. We know the Romney-Ryan budget would slash funding for education, training, research and development, scientific research, investments in clean energy, higher ed, student loans. He’d forgo new investments in high speed rail, broadband, road and bridge construction and repair. And of course – he would have let Detroit go Bankrupt.

Mitt Romney knows a thing or two about financial engineering for his own gain and off shoring money, outsourcing jobs and setting up Swiss Bank Accounts – but he clearly has little clue how the real economy works for small businesses or the middle class. If Mitt Romney thinks that communities and small businesses can succeed strictly on their own – he needs to acquaint himself with the real world where businesses depend on an educated workforce, RandD, and solid infrastructure – everything from broadband to road, bridges and rail.

No – there is only one candidate in this race who should apologize for his record, positions and attitude towards small business – and that’s Mitt Romney.

Oh, our aching grammatical sensibilities! There’s only one cure for this kind of pain: snarkage. Boatloads of it.

Conservatives delivered, gleefully — and stylishly! — taking Woodhouse to, well, the woodshed.

DEER @woodhouseb, U RITE GUD.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 25, 2012

After seeing @woodhouseb's writing, we have a pretty good idea who wrote all those Lolcat captions. They're not as funny now though.

— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) July 25, 2012

The sad thing is, @woodhouseb is probably on the far right side of the West Wing bell curve.

— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 25, 2012

Because you didn't push Amercia typo RT @woodhouseb: .@GOP message: Dems have typos, elect Romney. Defense of failed Romney record: Crickets

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) July 25, 2012

I WUNDERIN @woodhouseb, HOW I B GUD RITER LIKE U? DO ME TAK CLASSSES OR REEDN BOOK OR WUT? I HAS NUBER 2 PENCAL ALL REDDY.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 25, 2012

When did the DNC hire @mccainblogette to write press releases?

— Charly J. (@chuck_dizzle) July 25, 2012

Oh, snap.

I GEUSS @woodhouseb NO TOK AT ME. DAT OK. HE BIZZE RITING WRODS. AN RITEING MOR BIG LONG SANSTANCES.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 25, 2012

good Lord… @woodhouseb is a huge drama queen AND a terrible writer http://t.co/M9nQDkyU

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 25, 2012

@woodhouseb Did you & @RevAl have the same English/Grammar teacher as kids? http://t.co/zCHpR8Cb

— Brent Munlin (@Bmunlin) July 25, 2012

I LIKE'S PARk;; UM I LIKE'S PART WEAR @woodhouseb USE ALL TOSE WRODS. HE MAKE GOOD WORDKS .? HE SAY BIG WORDS GOODER TAN ME DOO. I THINK

— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 25, 2012

Good news, job seekers: apparently, anyone with a 4th grade education can get a job with the DNC as communications director.

— Charly J. (@chuck_dizzle) July 25, 2012

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/228241940892762112

Here's hoping @Woodhouseb sends more incomprehensible memos attacking business owners.

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 25, 2012

Yes, please! Side-clutching makes for great exercise, and our obliques could use a workout.

So @PJTV superproducer Sammie is on board with my dramatic reading of the @woodhouseb memo. #Exxxxxcccellent.

— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 25, 2012

Oh, we’re quivering with antici … pation. To quote Woodhouse’s idol, we can’t wait!

***

Update:

The VodkaPundit came through!

It is my pleasure to present The Woodhouse Memo on @PJTV, in honor of the @TheDemocrats' @woodhouseb http://t.co/osrpvgPk

— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 26, 2012

Please to enjoy.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/25/dnc-communications-director-sucks-at-communicating-mockage-ensues/

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These Strange But True Facts Will Really Surprise You. #31 Has Me Seriously Scared.

These Strange But True Facts Will Really Surprise You. #31 Has Me Seriously Scared.

Without a doubt we live in a strange world that seems to get stranger everyday. Don’t believe me? Well luckily this handy dandy list of 34 crazy, but true, facts proves it.

Check them out below, but be warned: #31 cannot be unseen.

1.) Talk about performance anxiety.

2.) That is amazing.

3.) Uhh, ok?

4.) I wonder what the ouija board told them.

5.) I can’t even imagine how painful that was.

6.) Female empowerment.

7.) It definitely made the movie better.

8.) Maybe it’s time to switch to Celsius?

9.) Hard to argue with that.

10.) Glad to see someone shares my opinion.

11.) Science is wonderful.

12.) That’s just sick.

13.) I’ve always wondered if that might work.

14.) The real survivor man.

15.) That’s news to me.

16.) So much for clean energy.

17.) Silly wabbit.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/strange-but-true/

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Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/ID3AGl6

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Barack Obama still hasn’t learned, trots out #WHChat; Update: White House pulls wool over Twitter’s eyes

Barack Obama still hasn’t learned, trots out #WHChat; Update: White House pulls wool over Twitter’s eyes

President Obama is prepared to answer questions on a wide range of issues:

President Obama heads to Newton, Iowa today to talk about clean energy jobs & #CongressToDoList. Got questions? Ask now with #WHChat

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2012

Have a question about the #CongressToDoList & the President's plan to bring jobs back to the US? Ask now with #WHChat pic.twitter.com/SttdLCpk

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2012

Got questions on the President's plan to invest in clean energy & #smallbiz? Ask now with #WHChat

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2012

Got ?s on the #CongressToDoList & the President's plan to invest in clean energy manufacturing? http://t.co/Tgim0wX3 Ask now with #WHChat

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2012

Have a question about the #CongressToDoList & the President's plan to grow the economy? Ask now with #WHChat

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2012

But only softball questions need apply; he’s not prepared for conservatives’ responses. He’s never prepared. As Ethan Klapper, new media reporter at HuffPo points out, Obama’s team at least tried to be a little sneaky this time:

By announcing this #WHChat at the last minute, the WH is preventing GOP from working on messaging to hijack the hashtag (as they often do).

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) May 24, 2012

Yeah. Like that’d actually work. Do a search on Twitter for #WHChat, and you’ll find that the tag’s been thoroughly hijacked by conservatives … as usual.

Mr. President, Do you plan to roll back your attack on religious liberty now that Christians and Jews are revolting against it? #WHChat

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) May 24, 2012

https://twitter.com/katyabram/status/205779867923521538

Why aren't we better off than we were $4 trillion ago? #WHChat

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) May 24, 2012

When they put you on Mount Rushmore, can you blast off those other four d-bags first? #WHchat

— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 24, 2012

How'd you like it if someone came along and picked an apple off of YOU? #WHchat

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 24, 2012

#WHChat Any explanation for the @whitehouse "gender-pay gap?"

— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) May 24, 2012

#WHchat How often does Joe Biden hit "reply all?"

— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) May 24, 2012

Courtesy of @Slublog

Heh.

Did Jimmy Carter ever thank you for replacing him as the worst post-war President? #WHChat

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) May 24, 2012

Where on the doll did capitalism touch you? #WHChat

— Kevin Eder (@keder) May 24, 2012

#whchat when are you going to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline to create American jobs!

— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) May 24, 2012

https://twitter.com/Dianne93101/status/205783789803286528

https://twitter.com/mveilenstein/status/205784595352928256

How many more recovery summers before we actually recover? #WHChat

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

An increasing number of moderate Democrats, including Senator Joe Manchin, refuse to endorse you. Why is that? #WHChat

— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) May 24, 2012

I ate my peas. Now what? #WHChat

— Ryan (@RyTep) May 24, 2012

Can you explain how half a Pipeline works? #WHchat

— joe warner (@jwarner180) May 24, 2012

This job was easier before you had to do things, wasn't it? #WHChat

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 24, 2012

Game.

#WHChat How can we, as simple, vile commoners, be a part of Michelle's entourage during her luxury vacations? I can tapdance!

— Kindofa Dick (@DicksTrash) May 24, 2012

Set.

How long do you think it will take to pack in November? #WHChat

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) May 24, 2012

Match.

Keep ‘em comin’, guys!

***

Well, well, well … seems the White House might’ve been somewhat successful in its sneakiness after all:

Most of the #whchat questions were asked 3+ hrs ago — so this isn't really what it seems. POTUS is just typing out prepared responses

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 24, 2012

Stephen Gutowski explains how it went down:

Looks like the White House found a way to trick conservatives into hijacking #WHChat too late… by lying about it

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

They announced #WHChat earlier today without mentioning Obama would be answering the questions…

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

Then they cherry picked the questions they liked from #WHChat hours ago and prepared responses to them.

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

Then a few minutes ago they announced Obama's involvement in #WHChat & just had him type out the answers for a photo op

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

Pretty dishonest way of pretending to engage with people on Twitter but what do you expect… #WHChat

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

It shows, I think, that the White House knows they can't really win on Twitter so they're just going to pretend to fight from now on

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

@LastBrainLeft True but they're so scared of a hijacking they'll give up trying to engage with their supporters basically

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) May 24, 2012

So basically, Obama and his minions are so afraid of conservatives’ domination of Twitter, they’re willing to mislead their followers into thinking that they actually engage with the president. Barack Obama: man of the people (but not really).

***

off to des moines. thx for questions – keep em coming. remember we're not D's or R's but americans first! -bo

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2012

Nice of him to ask people for questions now that he’s finished answering the hours-old ones his people picked for him. Maybe he’ll get around to this evenings questions sometime next week.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/24/barack-obama-still-hasnt-learned-trots-out-whchat-update-white-house-pulls-wool-over-twitters-eyes/

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Check Out The Idea That's Got This Guy's Seal Of Approval

Check Out The Idea That's Got This Guy's Seal Of Approval

A very interesting way to deliver clean energy where it’s needed. Mr. President, take it away: 

Read more: http://upworthy.com/check-out-the-idea-thats-got-this-guys-seal-of-approval

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Hey, why is ‘non-partisan’ OFA ‘FACT’ trolling GOP using @BarackObama?

Hey, why is ‘non-partisan’ OFA ‘FACT’ trolling GOP using @BarackObama?

Hmm? Funny, that. As Twitchy reported, many are wondering why the @BarackObama Twitter feed is still verified now that it is being run by independent (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) Organizing for Action. We also want to know why a totally “non-partisan” and “independent” organization is using that feed to troll and blame the GOP. The Twitter feed is trolling once again today.

Troller in Chief! –> RT @keder: This tweet brought to you by non-partisanship: twitter.com/BarackObama/st…

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) March 21, 2013

Now with more “FACTS.” Strangely enough, that FACT schtick is one that was used constantly when the account was officially President Obama’s. Curious!

RT if you agree: The Senate GOP should stop trying to tear down environmental progress & pass a clean budget that protects the middle class.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 21, 2013

FACT: Senate Republicans would end tax credits for clean energy like wind and solar—costing American jobs in an industry we need to lead.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 21, 2013

FACT: The Senate GOP would block limits on toxic air pollution that will prevent up to 11,000 deaths and nearly 5,000 heart attacks a year.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 21, 2013

Um.

@barackobama Please provide a reference for your #fact

— Conservative Patriot (@con_patriot) March 21, 2013

Twitter users swiftly put the FACT nonsense to rest with, you know, actual facts.

FACT: Global warming is the biggest hoax since @barackobama

— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) March 21, 2013

“Fact”?? RT: FACT: The Sen GOP would let polluters build power plants w/o limits on carbon pollution fueling climate change @barackobama

— Wavering Liberal (@waveringliberal) March 21, 2013

@barackobama FACT – The Senate is under Democrat control. FACT – <- Something this administration is not fond of or…questions. #tcot

— Embrace the Cause (@embracethecause) March 21, 2013

@barackobama We wants jobs, and power plants provide many.Also, the hoax is up, the earths temp goes in cycles.That’s a FACT

— M. Baldwin (@baldwin100) March 21, 2013

@barackobama Fact: The Democrat controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in OVER 3 YEARS

— Drew Watkins (@Drewbear90) March 21, 2013

Facts equal lies in OFA-land, just like in Obama-land. Twitter users want to know something else, though: How can OFA troll the GOP using @BarackObama?

RT @keder: This tweet brought to you by non-partisanship: twitter.com/BarackObama/st…

— Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) March 21, 2013

How is it that PACs aren’t allowed to coordinate with candidates, but the President can tweet from OFA’s @barackobama account?

— Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) March 21, 2013

@barackobama Why is a “non-partisan” organization like OFA attacking a single political party? This violates your tax exemption.

— Dan (@NorthDallas30) March 21, 2013

Interesting how “non-partisan” Organizing for America still runs @barackobama‘s Twitter account. #tcot

— Trent (@Travesham) March 21, 2013

Is that it? OFA (which doesn’t even have the name “Obama” in it anymore) can tweet as @barackobama and still call themselves non-partisan?

— RB (@RBPundit) March 21, 2013

@rbpundit @barackobama Good….OFA so closely tied to O will end up embarrssing this president yet. Waiting. With popcorn.

— lisaed (@LisaedLisa) March 21, 2013

Let’s imagine a scenario where a “non-partisan” org tweeted under the name @georgewbush and Bush also tweeted with the same account. #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) March 21, 2013

BREAKING: Non-partisan PAC tweets using the @georgewbush account, and Bush tweets on it too. #OhWait That’s @barackobama. #tcot #p2

— RB (@RBPundit) March 21, 2013

Surely the media will get right on this. Warning: Don’t hold your breath.

Related:

Good question: Should Twitter de-verify @BarackObama?

@BarackObama tweets reminder to ‘severe conservatives’ trying to repeal Obamacare

‘Finish your bracket,’ tweets @BarackObama; Fed-up citizens respond: ‘Finish your budget’

Clown Jay Carney: Obama’s social media machine is ‘independent’ from Obama

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/21/hey-why-is-non-partisan-ofa-fact-trolling-gop-using-barackobama-twitter-account/

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Grown man Alec Baldwin back to whining about ‘haters,’ Benghazi nutbags

Grown man Alec Baldwin back to whining about ‘haters,’ Benghazi nutbags

As Twitchy reported yesterday, actor and former MSNBC host Alec Baldwin used Twitter to present his five-point plan for energy development, in which as the final step “oil and coal companies must die.”

We didn’t stick around to check on any backlash, but someone must have said something to bend Baldwin out of shape (as reportedly difficult as that is to do). Look at this list of mean people who hate clean energy.

Amazing how you write about clean energy, and all your ScreamingEagleVetTroopsGunsBenghazi nutbags pop up…

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 17, 2014

@ABFalecbaldwin Amazing how you whine like a baby when your ridiculous fantasies are treated as such.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) October 17, 2014

Shame on you veterans and troops for not giving renewable energy expert Baldwin the proper respect. And about those haters — what’s with that ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ in your signatures and bios? We think it’s paparazzi-speak for “Come and take my camera.”

Why do all the haters always write: ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 18, 2014

@ABFalecbaldwin @REALStaceyDash probably because they've seen how you treat women and gays they might be challenging your manhood.

— Snoddy (@snodlogic) October 18, 2014

@ABFalecbaldwin: Why do all the haters always write: ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ” Just snort a line and it'll all be OK.

— Dan (@spanishmax58) October 18, 2014

@ABFalecbaldwin I don't know that men of a certain age should use the word "haters". I think the "certain age" is in the range of around 10

— Eric Minneappleus (@youknowIALTO) October 18, 2014

Try it out, Alec … it might help with that low testosterone problem.

@snodlogic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 18, 2014

Awesome. Now no deleting, OK?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/18/grown-man-alec-baldwin-back-to-whining-about-troops-haters-benghazi-nutbags/

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Matt Yglesias: Paul Ryan hearts pollution

Matt Yglesias: Paul Ryan hearts pollution

We’d expect nothing less from Yglesias. Last month, the lefty hack got his Godwin on, comparing Mitt Romney to Hitler. Oh, how ca-LEVAH! Today, Yglesias turned to the noted “real journalists” and paragons of objectivity at The Washington Post for evidence of his claims about Ryan:

Now, Ryan’s suggestion that scientists have tried to “intentionally mislead the public” is a charge without much evidence. A series of investigations — from Penn State, the University of East Anglia, Britain’s House of Commons, the National Science Foundation and the EPA — looked into this question and found little evidence of wrongdoing by climate scientists. What’s more, since 2009, the scientific consensus that humans are warming the planet has only strengthened. (Ryan does not appear to have followed up on the topic.)

Ryan’s track record on environmental issues is certainly less green-tinged than Romney’s. For one, Ryan has consistently voted against government efforts to tackle climate change. Like many House Republicans, he has voted to block efforts by the EPA to regulate carbon-dioxide emissions. He approved an amendment that would bar the Department of Agriculture from studying how best to adapt to a warmer planet. Ryan voted to defund various climate-advisory positions within the White House. He also voted for an amendment, proposed by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), to cut $50 million from funding for ARPA-E, which funds long-shot energy research and development.

More broadly, Ryan appears to have had a firmly conservative record on the environment since joining the House. He has long supported more oil and gas drilling, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He opposes subsidies for clean energy. He’s skeptical of further EPA efforts to regulate air pollution.

Skepticism about anthropogenic global warming in the wake of ClimateGate? Support for offshore drilling? Distrust of the EPA? Alert the authorities! Paul Ryan is a menace!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/14/matt-yglesias-paul-ryan-hearts-pollution/

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Obama blows into Ohio for campaign speech on the economy

Obama blows into Ohio for campaign speech on the economy

As Twitchy reported earlier, President Obama is in the Buckeye State today, where he’s delivering a speech on the state of his reelection campai- er, the economy.

Pres Obama's speech at 145pm is billed as a campaign event and will be staged at a local community college here in Cleveland.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Well, at least no one’s trying to conceal the speech’s stump-iness this time around.

This is sure to be one hell of a speech, and we’ll be takin’ one for the team and covering it live here. If you’re in the mood for a little masochism, though, you can view the speech here.

CBS’s Mark Knoller offers a preview of what we can expect:

WH/Jay Carney says Pres Obama views the election as a choice between "two very different visions" on jobs, growth & debt.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama argues that his policies stopped the slide into depression, racked up 4.3-million jobs & would have been more had GOP allowed.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says there's been progress but "does that mean that I’m satisfied? Does that mean we are satisfied? Absolutely not. "

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Look for Pres Obama to stress "the last thing we need is to go back to the very same policies that got us into this mess in the 1st place."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Boooooooooooooosh!

Obama Campaign Manager @Messina2012 on Obama speech: "whether we move this country forward, or return to failed policies of the past."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Boooooooooooooosh again!

Difference between Obama "official" and "campaign" speech: campaign slogan on the lectern: "Forward."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Why is there a campaign poster on the podium for a speech about the economy?

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) June 14, 2012

It’s like Obama isn’t even trying anymore to conceal the fact that all of his speeches are ultimately campaign speeches.

***

Annnnnd we’re off!

Oh. Em. Gee. POTUS hasn’t even arrived yet, and the students are doing the wave and chanting his name. WoooooOOOOOOooo!

The Obama crowd just attempted the wave. First two attempts failed miserably. Third was passable.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

The president is late to his event. He must have misplaced his diamond-encrusted pocket watch.

“FOUR MORE YEARS!” In four more years, these students are still going to be living with their parents. It’s the American Dream.

For the love of God… if there's somebody there at the Obama speech, start up the Day-O song. Or Thunder Road. It'd be an improvement.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) June 14, 2012

Hospice nurse and mother of two Angela Shafer has taken the stage to introduce Obama.

Ms. Shafer is waxing poetic about how the president has her back. Like this, Angela?

And 17 minutes after his speech was scheduled to begin, President Obama has arrived on the stage.

Pres Obama cheered by supporters as he begins economic speech in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/QLn2avTI

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

White man’s overbite! This is officially a campaign speech.

RT @ethanklapper: Crowd estimate of Obama speech, per pool: 1,500

— Centered Politics (@CenteredPols) June 14, 2012

Quiet everyone! Obama is TALKING!

— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 14, 2012

Obama is telling folks with seats to sit down. #framingspeech

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

Ah, the benevolent ruler.

"Polls will go up, and polls will go down. There will be no shortage of gaffes and controversies…." BHO #ObamaMulligan

— Tom Reynolds (@Beregond) June 14, 2012

Obama promises more gaffes.

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

#WeCantWait

"What is holding us back is not a lack of big ideas." That's for damn sure.

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says he stands in complete agreement with Mitth Romney in the view that "this election is about our economic future.”

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says this election presents a stark choice between two different visions on growing the economy, reducing debt & creating jobs.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

And, right on cue, there it is: Eat the rich! Fair share!

Obama: Prosperity never trickled down to the middle class.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

Pres. Obama says he acted fast and the "economy started growing six months after I took office and has conintued growing."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

"Of course the economy isn't where it needs to be."

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

Derp.

Obama: Conservatives want the government to reduce regulations on the private sector!

Obama: If they win the election, their agenda will be simple — they’ve spelled it out. They’ll roll back regulations…

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

We certainly can’t have that.

"We're digging out of a hole that's 9-million jobs deep," says Obama. "We're digging out of decade where 6 milliohn jobs left our shores."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama acknowledges that "of course the economy isn't where it needs to be." "There's more to do," he concedes.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Also, Republicans don’t want children to be educated or for people to get jobs.

Pres Obama says GOP budget cuts would have severe impact on education, student aid, medical research and health care.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says the election is about how to grow the economy faster, create more jobs and pay down the debt.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Addressing undecideds or opponents, Pres Obama says if you want to give policies of last decade another try – then vote for Mr. Romney.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says "Mr Romney is qualified to deliver" on the GOP budget and tax cut plan.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says the GOP plan didn’t work last time – why would we think it would work this time?

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Right. Unlike the President’s plan, which was awesome.

Obama touting Stimulus 2.0 that couldn't attract simple majority in Democrat-controlled Senate.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 14, 2012

Standing ovation for Pres Obama as he says he would pursue vision of shared sacrifice and responsibility "in my second term."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

#obamaspin RT @KatrinaTrinko: Obama: "No, I don't believe the government is the answer to all our problems."

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 14, 2012

Uh-huh.

Obama just played the Abraham Lincoln card. What a novel approach for him!

https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/213337960408563712

And, in another surprise move, he just took a moment to bash the free market:

Obama says modern GOP has "a no-holds-barred, government-is-the-enemy, market-is-everything approach"

— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says he doesnt believe govt has the answer to all our problems or should be helping people who refuse to help themselves.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

But really, the government can fix everything. By doing things like building pedagogic armies!

"I want to recruit an army of new teachers" & pay them more. -@BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 14, 2012

And investing in clean energy!

Pres Obama says his plan would end govt subsidies to oil companies and "put in place" a new clean energy standard.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

"Now's the time to invest more" in clean energy. -@BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 14, 2012

"At a time when we have so much deferred maintenance on infrastructure," says Pres Obama, "nows the time to rebuild America."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

President Obama just said that asking Americans to give up more of their money is patriotic. Yes. Really.

"If we want to get the deficit under control — really; not just pretending to…" we have to raise taxes on wealthy. -@BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 14, 2012

He also just told his audience not to listen to any of the mean stuff the lying liars will say about him in campaign commercials.

Obama says GOP won't endorse of his policies that call for even a nickel more in taxes.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Calls budget and tax plans the "biggest source of gridlock" in Washington today and says voters are the only ones who can break it.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama says Americans deserve "a real debate" about the differing economic plans he and Romney are proposing.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Obama: “I will work with anyone, in any party, who believes that we’re in this together.” Except for that guy. And that guy. And all those guys over there.

Pres Obama says election can remind world how a strong economy is built: "not from the top down but from a growing thriving middle class."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama ends 53-minute speech telling supporters "this November you can provide a mandate for the change we need right now."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

It’s over. Man.

That speech really drained my battery.

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 14, 2012

You said it, Ari.

***

Here’s what people actually affected by the economy are saying:

The excitement is palpable. Will he be "professorial" today or will he drop the "g" off the "ing" words to "connect with the people"?

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) June 14, 2012

I think the president is triangulating against himself here

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

Obama Speech: "Problems more than a decade in the making"–i.e., it's Bush's fault.

— David Hogberg (@DavidHogberg) June 14, 2012

This Obama speech might stimulate the economy. #DoingFine Because I might need to buy a new TV.

— sjsturkie (@sjsturkie) June 14, 2012

I blame George W. Bush. RT @jpodhoretz If the Bush tax cuts were so terrible, why did he extend them?

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

We're just a few mins into Obama's speech & he's already bathed in class warfare & blamed Bush. I. Can't. Take. It.

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 14, 2012

"This is not political spin." That means it's political spin.

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 14, 2012

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/213335543189209088

Obama: I'm growing jobs faster than Bush did. Are you now? http://t.co/kxzW9oMQ

— Political Math (@politicalmath) June 14, 2012

Same economy, too RT @tobyharnden: RT @drewhampshire: Same speech Obama's been delivering for years. Except he now says "Romney" more.

— James Joyner (@DrJJoyner) June 14, 2012

Booooo! People making over $200,000. Booooo!

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

It's bad when a Presidential speech hurts my wallet worse than an Apple keynote speech.

— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) June 14, 2012

I am so glad I'm 19 and not 21, b/c a drinking game on Obama's econ speech would be…well, disastrous.

— Emily Baxter (@EmilyBaxter613) June 14, 2012

Wait, wait. I thought cutting taxes and cutting regulations were bad? Why is Obama taking credit for them now??

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) June 14, 2012

Basically Obama is running as if Romney is the incumbent. Message: The economy is all the Republicans' fault, elect me to fix it.

— Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) June 14, 2012

Boy this sounds familiar. I think I heard it right before the 2010 election…

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 14, 2012

Listening to an Obama speech is like dealing with a stuck pulley on the Titanic's lifeboat.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

Obama: "I want an army of teachers." Translation: "I desperately need new Alinskyite foot soldiers & their forced dues filling my coffers."

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 14, 2012

#Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra #Solyndra

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) June 14, 2012

So we can keep all that great spending if only rich folks pay a little bit more?

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

The reason that jobs bill has been voted down is it is a waste of money. Won't create 1 million jobs, and he knows it.

— David Hogberg (@DavidHogberg) June 14, 2012

This Obama speech is so long-winded it might be the first attempt to filibuster an election.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

I turn on Obama's speech. I hear it is patriotic to pay higher taxes. I turn it off. #ReasonsToVoteForMittRomney

— Jacob Hyde (@Jacob_Hyde_) June 14, 2012

@davidhauptmann How many votes did Obama's budgets get? Oh, right … zero. None even from Democrats.

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) June 14, 2012

All the job losses and skyrocketing debt aren't great, but the important thing is the president didn't learn any important lesson.

— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) June 14, 2012

https://twitter.com/MattCover/status/213343889023709184

This is like intellectual waterboarding.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 14, 2012

Obama: "If you want to give the policies of the last decade another try, vote for Romney." Stampede of Americans heads for voting booths.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

Another four years of sacrifice? Killer message, chief. #Obama

— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 14, 2012

This speech is doing just fine.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 14, 2012

***

Jonathan Alter on MSNBC: "One of the least successful speeches" he's seen Obama give"

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 14, 2012

Rut-roh …

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/213344241806610432

Jonathan Alter on MSNBC: "One of the least successful speeches I've seen Obama give." Way too long, 54 minutes, lost audience.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 14, 2012

Jonathan Alter’s comment on MSNBC: “This speech was long and I hated it, despite the fact that I’m an adult paid to cover this stuff.”

— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) June 14, 2012

Well, that Obama speech changed everyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

— Sean Geary Higgins (@SeanGHiggins) June 14, 2012

***

Ooo! Ooo! And don’t forget, guys! Now that POTUS is finished with his stumpage, David Axelrod is taking your questions. Mwahahahahaha.

***

Oh, and in case you’re curious as to what’s on the docket for the Lightbringer post-speech:

From Cleveland, Pres Obama heads to NYC where he'll visit the site of One World Trade Center for an update as building nears topping off.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Then in NYC, he' doing two campaign fundraisers intended to raise $4.5-million for his re-election bid and the DNC.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

First he attends a fundraiser hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker & Vogue editor Anna Wintour. 50 supporters paying $40,000 per person.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Hope he’s not late!

Then, a 2nd fundraiser at NYC hotel where 250 supporters willl be paying $10,000 per person to help his bid for re-election.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Pres Obama will be joined by the First Lady in addressing the 2nd event. Both fundraisers are print pool coverage only. No TV.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Mariah Carey also performs at the 2nd of Pres Obama's two fundraisers this evening.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Today's trip marks Pres Obama's 22nd visit to Ohio and 26th to NY – his two most frequent destinations (aside from DC neighbors MD & VA.)

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Also worth noting, Pres Obama has done 26 fundraisers for his re-election in NY but none in Ohio.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2012

Yeah, well, sorry Ohio. Community college students and working mothers can’t afford to spend $40,000 to sit next to Carrie Bradshaw? Sucks to be you.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/14/obama-blows-into-ohio-for-campaign-speech-on-the-economy/

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