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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:58 PM

Huge cojones! That's our President.

I think our President is showing a hell of a lot of courage in his current stands. Perhaps at his own risk, on more than one level.

Thank god this man won a second term - we are already seeing a more activist, stronger, less cowed presidency. He is a very brave man, who sticks with his principles.

We need to stand behind him strongly. I have already written to my congresspersons about gun control. This is what President Obama asked for in his gun control announcement this morning. We MUST have his back on this and be persistent to get the change we need!

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Reply Huge cojones! That's our President. (Original post)
cilla4progress Jan 2013 OP
srican69 Jan 2013 #1
gateley Jan 2013 #3
gateley Jan 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #6
Scootaloo Jan 2013 #25
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #28
flamingdem Jan 2013 #4
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #7
flamingdem Jan 2013 #9
Hekate Jan 2013 #17
bemildred Jan 2013 #10
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #5
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #8
mwrguy Jan 2013 #11
srican69 Jan 2013 #12
Myrina Jan 2013 #23
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #16
demwing Jan 2013 #19
Sunlei Jan 2013 #22
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #27
lancer78 Jan 2013 #13
amuse bouche Jan 2013 #14
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #15
beerandjesus Jan 2013 #18
demwing Jan 2013 #20
beerandjesus Jan 2013 #21
Jakes Progress Jan 2013 #24
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #26

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:01 PM

1. I am afraid ..there is nothing in them that would have a lasting impact ... at least on surface

congress needs to act. period.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:05 PM

3. And fast. And if they dawdle POTUS needs to let the masses know (like we did

when they wouldn't pass a reasonable bill to aid Sandy victims).

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:04 PM

2. Haha! What was it that Biden said about him -- that he has a big stick?

I think that applies here, too.

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Response to gateley (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:08 PM

6. "Big Stick"???

It goes with the cojones!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:40 PM

25. Well, you know...

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:40 PM

28. Someone will probably alert on that post.

Sex jokes make teh baby Jeebus cry.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:06 PM

4. He's spending HUGE political and personal capital with the NRA going crazy

and attacking him personally via his daughters. NRA die!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:09 PM

7. I know - and why?

Because of pure principle...

Even Joe Scarbrorough is coming around... He's not as dumb as most Republicans. Maybe just more "strategic." Maybe he found his heart! Go tin man!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:11 PM

9. I'm watching him on Andrea Mitchell's show

amazing to see this, good for him.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:31 PM

17. Joe went ballistic on the NRA. I was impressed.

I don't watch his show, as he and Mika irritate me no end, but that bit with Andrea Mitchell was impressive as hell. Joe was on fire! I hope his audience is listening.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:15 PM

10. It's only costly if you lose.

This is going to cost the NRA.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:08 PM

5. I've seen them. They pass out protective eyewear to those in attendance.

Such are the cojones of the POTUS, the POTUS Cojones!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:10 PM

8. Woo hoo!

Scarborough just said "anything is possible" now for Obama, given the politics of this moment.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:21 PM

11. he punted everything to congress

President Obama largely washed his hands of the entire thing.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:30 PM

12. that is an unfortunate characterization ...

what else did you want him to do?

Launch a cruise missile at the NRA HQ?

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Response to srican69 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:20 PM

23. I'd have enjoyed seeing the replay of that ...

n/t

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:12 PM

16. Oh that is BS. Learn the facts - it is Congress that 'has to' pass the assault weapons ban.


Did you even take the time to listen to President Obama's announcement?
I doubt you did, otherwise you'd know what Obama has actually done.


WATCH: President Obama’s Gun Control Announcement (19:33 minutes)
VIDEO: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-president-obamas-gun-control-announcement/

Here Are The 23 Executive Actions Pres. Obama Just Signed To Curb Gun Violence
List: http://www.mediaite.com/online/here-are-the-23-executive-actions-pres-obama-just-signed-to-curb-gun-violence/

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:56 PM

19. That's because he's a President

with powers limited by the Constitution.

You were hoping for a Barbarian? An Emperor? A BAMF who comes in with both guns loaded and ready for a shootout?

That's hardly fucking appropriate, and hard to take seriously.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:20 PM

22. That is the JOB of Congress!! I hope President Obama keeps on Congresses worthless asses daily!!

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:39 PM

27. He doesn't pass the laws.

You understand how the Government works, right?

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:43 PM

13. Well, at least he can....

say he tried. By shoving everything to congress, he cant be blamed if congresss does not act. If the Dems in congress are smart, they will not roll everything into one package. The AWB, Clip limitation, and mandatory background checks will be seperate bills. I can 100% guarentee the AWB will die in commitee in the house. Harry Reid might allow it to come to the floor, but I think that would be for political purposes so red state dems can vote against it thereby giving them a weapon in 2014.

Mandatory background checks is the only thing I can see passing both houses.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:00 PM

14. A strong and erect spine

Bravo

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:01 PM

15. K&R

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:33 PM

18. This is pretty encouraging...

...but I still wish his left cojon were bigger than his right cojon, if you know what I mean.

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Response to beerandjesus (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:58 PM

20. No, we don't know what you mean.

Or maybe we do, but it's going to be fun watching you try to splain...

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Response to demwing (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:16 PM

21. Hahaha!

Really just making a joke.... sure, I still wish Obama were further left generally, but that shouldn't take away from what we're celebrating here!

But I couldn't resist with the OP's perfect set-up!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:32 PM

24. Well done, Mr. President.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:52 PM

26. I'm waiting to see whether Obama sticks up for seniors when it comes to Medicare and Social

Security and for the poor when it comes to Medicaid and SSI among other programs.

Until I know the outcome on those issues, I will praise him but cautiously.

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