Weekly Address 10-20-12

 Posted by at 11:10  Politics
Oct 202012
 

“Congress Should Join the President to Help Responsible Homeowners”

From the White House weblog:

President Obama urges Congress to act to build on the momentum we are seeing in the housing market by helping responsible homeowners refinance, saving $3000 a year. Construction workers are building new homes at the fastest pace in more than four years, home values are rising, and foreclosure filings are at the lowest point since the housing bubble burst five years ago. The steps that the President has already taken have given hundreds of thousands of Americans with high-interest loans the chance to take advantage of the low rates, and the President is calling on Congress to act to help millions more.

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Oct 192012
 

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Daily Show 10-18-12

 Posted by at 14:32  Humor, Politics
Oct 192012
 

President Obama appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. The interview covered quite a large chunk of real estate. In case you missed it, here it is in two parts. Note that this video may not be viewable outside of the United States.


 


 

Presidential moment

 Posted by at 17:28  Election 2012, Politics
Oct 172012
 

If you did not have the opportunity to watch the second presidential debate last evening, I would encourage to scroll down to the previous post and watch it. The video of the entire debate is posted there.

There were a lot of memorable moments in this debate, but the one shown in the following video is the one that most sticks out in my mind.

Secretary Clinton has done an extraordinary job, but she works for me. I’m the President, and I’m always responsible. And that’s why nobody is more interested in finding out exactly what happened than I do. The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror, and I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime. And then a few days later, I was there greeting the caskets coming into Andrews Air Force Base and grieving with the families. And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. ambassador, anybody on my team, would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as President; that’s not what I do as Commander-in-Chief.

If you would like to watch the video or read the transcript of what President Obama said in the Rose Garden on September 12, you may do so here. From those remarks:

No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

Then there is this, from a speech President Obama gave in Golden, Colorado on September 13…

Let me say at the outset that obviously our hearts are heavy this week — we had a tough day a couple of days ago, for four Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Libya. Yesterday I had a chance to go over to the State Department to talk to friends and colleagues of those who were killed. And these were Americans who, like so many others, both in uniform and civilians, who serve in difficult and dangerous places all around the world to advance the interests and the values that we hold dear as Americans.

And a lot of times their work goes unheralded, doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is vitally important. We enjoy our security and our liberty because of the sacrifices that they make. And they do an outstanding job every single day without a lot of fanfare. (Applause.)

So what I want all of you to know is that we are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice. (Applause.) I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. It will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. No act of violence shakes the resolve of the United States of America. (Applause.)

 

Oct 162012
 

So, did you watch the debate tonight? What did you think?

I think President Obama more than made up for his performance in the first debate. He came out swinging tonight and kept Mitt Romney on defense the entire night. Mr. Romney sounded desperate and far too rehearsed. He needed his teleprompter. He kept forgetting his lines and stumbling over the ones he did remember.

There were quite a few moments the pundits will be talking about tomorrow. For example, how Mr. Romney blew the question on Libya and had to be corrected by the moderator. Then there were the times the moderator literally had to tell Mr. Romney to shut up and sit down, as well as the several times she had to nudge him back on topic.

This was a clear and decisive win for President Obama.

 

Weekly Address 10-13-12

 Posted by at 10:23  Politics
Oct 132012
 

“One Million American Jobs Saved and a Stronger American Auto Industry”

From the White House weblog:

President Obama talks about his choice to rescue the American auto industry from collapse and save more than one million American jobs.

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