Obama on the road again to guess where?  Florida and Virginia swing states
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August 2nd, 2012
07:51 AM ET

Obama on the road again to guess where? Florida and Virginia swing states


9:30AM          In-Town Pool Call Time

10:15AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

11:05AM        THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/ South Lawn/ Open Press

11:20AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Orlando, Florida/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:15PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Orlando, Florida/ Orlando International Airport/ Open Press

2:40PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Rollins College, Orlando, Florida/ Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

4:30PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to the Blog'Her Conference/ RollinsCollege, Orlando, Florida/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage via Audio Feed

5:20PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Orlando, Florida en route Virginia/ OrlandoInternationalAirport/ Open Press

7:15PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Virginia/ DullesInternationalAirport/ Open Press

7:50PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Loudoun County High School, Leesburg, Virginia/ Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

8:50PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Leesburg, Virginia en route the White House/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

9:00PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House/ South Lawn/ Open Press


Press Secretary Jay Carney will Gaggle Aboard Air Force One

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  1. Lionel

    Way to go Pres. You have done a great job despite Congress's efforts to block you. It is the people who will decide and not millionaires and billionaires.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    August 2, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • mikle

      You forgot your free medication and your welfare check. Obama give free bone so you can eat. No hard work.

      August 2, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • Investigator

        Yeah and Romney's Horse which got 77,000 dollars for the horse prom. Hypocrite.

        August 2, 2012 at 9:57 am |
      • MaryM

        mikle, your statement has no value and neither do you

        August 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • Steveo


        mikle, your statement has no value and neither do you
        Wow! This is Cold MaryM! Everyone has value, incluing those in the womb! Cold MaryM, just cold! !

        Hey Best for America! Here is a hateful post! Where are you? Or is this OK because a lefty posted it?

        August 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  2. JOE

    obama 1 and done. Unfortunately he's really scrooed America.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • Investigator

      Thanks to bush and what he left. Not to mention some filibusters from the republicans. Who are the scrooges now?

      August 2, 2012 at 9:59 am |
      • mikle

        Wake up, Bush not president a long time ago. You bla bla bla Obama is. When you going to take responsibility? Never.

        August 2, 2012 at 10:17 am |
      • mikle

        Stop jealous about horse. Get up and go work which you never done. Cash your welfare check and buy toy horse.

        August 2, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    • mcskadittle

      Ronmey NONE and DONE

      August 2, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • DEcember 2012



        August 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
      • Lizzie

        December 2012, so how long has President Obama campaigned, HINT: HE HAS NEVER STOPPED. He told everyone he loves Airforce One, well he is making good use of it. But he has to, he needs to cater to individual groups tell them what the want to hear.

        August 3, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  3. mikle

    You looser always hate rich people. You don't have brain to do yourself. You need Obama.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • Investigator

      I don't understand what you are saying. Can you please type your words correctly?

      August 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  4. Prosperid

    @ mikle....

    Responsiblility for ....record filibusters from the opposite party who controls a 9% approval rating congress.
    Learn more about politics. There's 3 branches of government that must run the country.

    August 2, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • John

      Obama got health care through which proves you libs are all wet when saying "repubs blocked everything". The argument about Obama being blocked is a very, very poor excuse for the poor job he has done. Anybody but O+B in 2012.

      August 2, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • Investigator

        John, the repubs let health care through so they could try and show that they cared 1%. Plus it passed in the senate with enough votes to oust a filibuster...go read DOH

        August 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
      • Investigator

        Question John, what in any way did the repubs do to help the President with the bad economy which started under bush and on there watch? No answer? Figures. Doesn't matter anyway Romney isn't going to be President without showing his tax returns like any other candidate (or his father) and because he new tax plan will extend the bush tax cuts $250k and raise them for the other 95%. You ok with paying a couple thousand more a year on taxes? If so, then you and others are blind.

        August 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
      • John

        Investigator – they tried to stop his bad policies, similar to a robber entering your house – would you help a robber who enters your house? BTW, you lie and you know it. The Dems passed the crazy Obamacare bill. The country is just now finding out the massive tax increase that comes along with it. What did Obama do as a leader to try to bring people together? It seems to me if you create class warfare you are not trying to do anything except create class warfare in hope it will get you re-elected becuase you know crazy libs will follow you and think everything you say is true. Bush was history almost 4 years ago and over 5 trillion dollars ago. You know that stimulas for the "infrastructure of the country" – now I ask you – why did only 5% of the stimulas money go to fix roads, bridges and everything else the libs say they want more stimulas money for?
        Something that has been in place for 10 years could only be seen by a lib as "temporary". Why would anyone in their right mind support massave tax increases on anyone in this economy? All you libs kniow is tax and spend.
        BTW, how do you explain the whole Chic Filet thing? Obama had the same exact views as the CEO less than two months ago, but now you crazy libs think the CEO is the devil or something...

        August 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Remember John, the stimulus and obamacare were both supposed to help create jobs and lower the deficit. That was partly how they were sold but it was a lie wrapped in deception. Lefties will never get it though, they can't see past their own foolish pride and arrogance. They only selectively remember Obama's words.

        August 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  5. Dominicant whale 4 nobama

    Any chance he'll make some time to meet with his jobs council...or any of his other panels, councils, czars for that matter...

    August 2, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    It appears Obama is campaining for more Liberal Big Social Government. If that's what you want Obama's your man. However be forwarned, Big Government Socailisim didn't work out too well in the old Soviet Union.While Obama promised great things when he was running most of it is a failure, high unemployment. Over the last 75 years the Liberals have been steadly instilling Big Liberal Programs all with the best of intentions. We now see the results, a 16 Trillion Dollar debt with the Liberals going full blast ignoring the consquenses. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. The Pilgrims came to the New World to escape from Big Government, not Re-Invent it. Have fun!

    August 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • Investigator

      Wow, so the liberals started the downfall 75 years ago. Wait, Clinton left bush with a surplus and then......oh Trillions in debt. Bush is republican right?

      August 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
      • John

        How many "actual dollars" did Clinton leave – not forcased dollars? This is simply another lib talking point.
        Here how I explain libs in a nutshell;
        A lib and a conservative who are walking together come across a badly beaten person. The conservative says "we need to catch the person who did this to bring him to justice". The lib responds with "no, we need to find the person who did this so we can give them the help they need".
        Conservatives understand what I just wrote – libs look at it and say "that is right, we need to help this person". One more thing – now I want libs to imagine that their daughter is the one on the street who was badly beaten.

        August 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
      • Steveo

        The problem with your answer is a common one. YOU forget the CONGRESS (lower house) owns the purse strings to the government. Who was in control of the Congress when Clinton "left a surplus"? Yes Clinton was in the White House but who was in the majority of the House (who owns the purse)? Honest answers only!

        August 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Clinton didn't create that surplus or reform welfare all on his own but he did at least work with the other side. Obama hasn't been able to do that at all, he isn't half the politician Clinton was but go ahead, keep worshipping.

        August 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  7. papercutt12

    I would never vote for a rich person to be president, who avoids paying USA taxes, by placing there money in secret tax havens!

    August 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • JS

      Are you talking about Wasserman-Schultz?

      August 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • Lizzie

      How about Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, Rockefeller, Obama etc. etc. etc.

      August 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  8. papercutt12

    "If we get control of the House"
    Republicans said if they took control of the House of Representatives they would start creating jobs. This is a list of some ofthe things they’ve done, instead of creating jobs. Click on each example to find a link to an article regarding that issue If you have anything to add, please include it in the comments.

    1.Symbolically read the constitution, skipped parts of it, and also read part of the Declaration of Independence, while still claiming to be reading the constitution.
    2.2 Congressman swore themselves in by watching the swearing-in ceremony on TV, without actually attending. They later had to be sworn in again, and 2 of their votes were deemed invalid since they had not been properly sworn in.
    3.“Symbolically” voted to repeal the healthcare bill. Spent hours debating it beforehand, even though they knew it was purely symbolic and would not become law.
    4.Attempting to de-fund Global Warming research.
    5.Attempting to defund healthcare, which is also mostly symbolic.
    6.Proposed a budget that would cut billions of dollars in aid to the poor, the homeless, and women and children.
    7.Extended the Patriot Act.
    8.Attempted to cut all funding for Planned Parenthood and PBS.
    9.Attempted to redefine rape to no longer include statutory rape, incest rape, or drugged rape.
    10.Cut Pell Grants
    11.Attempting to cut 1 billion dollars from Head Start. This would mean that over 200,000 kids would lose their spots in preschool.
    12.Working on adding guidelines to delay implementation of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, despite overwhelming support for its repeal.
    13.Proposed a bill that would let a hospitalized pregnant woman die instead of having a life saving abortion, if she needed it.
    14.Holding hearings into “radicalization” in the American Muslim community.
    15.Attempted to cut money to Veterans.
    16.1 married Republican congressman was found to be looking for women on craigslist.
    17.Refused to compromise on a budget and are threatening a Government shutdown, which will put thousands of people out of work.
    18.Made 2 responses to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Neither of them offered any real solutions to create jobs.
    19.Currently considering privatizing Medicare.
    20.Voted to fund chemical contraception for wild horses, but voted to cut funding for contraception for human women.
    21.Voted to continue spending millions of tax payer dollars to sponsor a NASCAR racecar.
    22.Michelle Bachmann stated she believes Glenn Beck is qualified to solve the budget deficit.
    23.John Boehner has decided to use the Congress to defend DOMA in court, since the Justice Department will no longer defend it.
    24.Voted against letting the last surviving, American, World War 1 veteran be honored in the Capitol building’s rotunda, after he passed away.
    25.John Boehner has said himself that if jobs are lost because of his proposed cuts to the budget “so be it”.
    26.John Boehner has cried excessively over his own personal history, but has not cried once for the millions of Americans who lost their jobs thanks to policies he supported while Bush was President. Policies he still supports

    Matthew Desmond

    August 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • JS

      I suppose if you are a llib you do not care anything about the last 4 years and you try to deflect everything away. Even Obama's new commercial talks about Clinton's economy. What a mess this president has created and apparently he knows it if he is not discussing his accomplishments over the past 4 years. Apparently you do not or you just choose to avoid the mess. I guess you took the "blue pill"...

      August 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  9. Kool-Aid Police

    The new jobs numbers come out tomorrow and they won't be anything to cheer about. Who will Obama blame this time? The forecast is for 8% or higher through the rest of this year. So much for the stimulus and all the other broken promises.

    August 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • Investigator

      LOL, stop hating. Your mad because the black man became President and the Country final realized the inequality going on and decided to do something and put Obama in office, just like they will do again in NOV. Just get over it, this isn't the 40's and 50's anymore. GO OBAMA, again....

      August 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
      • john samson

        Yep, we can't just not approve of his job performance. It's gotta be racial to huh...., typical liberal ideology.

        Seems like you guys are the ones who bring up race more than the right.

        August 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • JS

        There it is, the race card. You libs are racist and you try to use it evey time you have nothing else, which is very often.

        August 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
      • JS

        BTW investi – how do you feel about the Obama administration telling business they do not need to inform government contractor employees they could be laid off within 3 months? Do a little research and go back and listen to what Sen. Obama said about notification to employees about impending layoffs. It is very telling about who he is and what he stands for – IMO, he stands for nothing but himself... And you look up to him? I feel sorry for you.

        August 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
      • Lizzie

        Who is more racist: we have a black chamber of commerce, black miss America, black colleges, black college fund, black churches, and then there are just plain American entities that everyone can join.

        August 3, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • NObama 2012

      those numbers are govt numbers...believe me it is much much worse....and we have the muni, military, and federal layoffs comming...along with pension resets.... This is the result of an incompetant presidency...who just fumbled the ball...has nothing to do with electing a black president...everything to do with electing a secretive sham...and phoney.

      August 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  10. Steve

    And this article is why we need election reform...Not because its a democrat or republican problem. Its an electoral problem. I get it, I understand why the electoral college was put into place. Back in the 18th century our founding fathers didnt want certain areas of the nation to have overwhelming influence on the election process. Hardly any media, candidates weren't able to speak to the whole nation...so on and so on....But in todays age that is exactly what is happening. only a few states determine the election now. Anyone else see that our founders would have a problem with this if they were around today?

    August 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      I see it as clear as a bell. Why can't we get rid of it is the question, now. It's not a true functioning democracy with it in place.

      August 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  11. NObama 2012

    working hard on these states isn't he? obama has oversold himself...and underperformed in every catagory domestically and overseas. He claim two victories, healthcare and Binl aden's assination. The heath care legislation he shoved down our throats is an unpopular mess and very few of the states can step up medicaid funding to support it. And Bin Laden's hit...well obama toook the bows until we were all sick of it. Time to obama to return to the murder capital of the world (chicago) and take up some community organizing...because he apparently screwed that up too.

    August 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  12. neil

    Please help us save five jobs.
    Anything you can do to help is great.

    August 3, 2012 at 7:47 am |
  13. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    on the road

    But.. but... What about the day job...

    " "I" will cut the deficit in half. "

    August 3, 2012 at 8:21 am |
    • Lizzie

      Not going to happen, need to fly on Airforce One, "I love that plane", play a round of golf, meet with people that I need to convince that I'm the right person, no time to meet with the Jobs council, but I tell everyone I work on it 24/7 , "we are on the right tract" UP, more people on welfare and foodstamps.

      August 3, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  14. Investigator

    As of 2010, still waiting for the new republican house to create jobs.....still waiting.

    August 3, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • Steveo

      Guess you don't see ANY jobs reports. Or are you crediting ALL cretaed jobs to the president?

      August 3, 2012 at 11:18 am |
      • Investigator

        Well, if any of them can pinpoint what they did to start the ball rolling and then prove it, I'll give them credit. Why don't you try to take a stab at it? All I've seen is what they don't want but never what they have done.

        August 3, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • Steveo

        Let's take your challenge and apply it to the White House. The WH does not create law, the Congress does! So let's apply what you just said to the WH. What do you have?

        August 3, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • Investigator

      Non-Job Creation Legislation of 2012:

      1-2-2012: Congress will return to session on January 17th. They will work for six whole days this month. Must be nice. Don't expect much Federal job creation during this period.

      1-18-2012: Here we GO!

      On Tuesday, the 17th, the House selected a new as-yet-unnamed Sergeant-At-Arms. On the 18th the House will attempt and fail to vote down Mr. Obama's request for a debt increase. The House will then adjourn until Monday. No jobs were created.

      1-23-2012: Not much today. Just a panel discussion on doing business with the military, plus some GOP shenanigans called the Legally Binding Budget Act of 2011. Simply put, it's an attempt to make the president culpable for lousy budgets. No jobs were created.

      1-25-2012: Speaker of the House John Boehner claims that the GOP passed 30 jobs bills in the past session of Congress. Well, they passed 30 "somethings" but they certainly had little to do with job creation. Follow the link and laugh.

      1-27-2012: The House held hearings on Wednesday trying to cut retirement benefits for federal employees. They also redefined what an "aircraft" is. They then took Thursday off. No jobs were created.

      1-30-2012: On Friday, the 27th, the House was in session for a whole four minutes. No jobs were created.

      1-31-2012: Today the House voted on a motion to consider the repeal of the CLASS Program, part of the Affordable Health Care Act aimed at helping low-income citizens get health care. It passed on party lines. Don't expect it to escape the Senate. No jobs were created.

      2-3-2012: The House proposed a bill that keeps welfare recipients out of strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores. The actual purpose of the bill was to have Democrats vote against it so that their Republican opponents can claim Democrats are FOR such nonsense. The bill passed 395-27 but it will die in the Senate, so ha-ha-ha, GOP. No jobs were created.

      2-6-2012: Last week House Republicans approved language for debate on two bills that would gut Federal programs without having to pass specific legislation. This would, essentially, equal more tax cuts for big business. No jobs were created.

      2-8-2012: The consistent upward trend in employment numbers would seem to be an excellent time for the GOP to bask in glory as good shepherds of the economy. But even though they've done absolutely nothing to increase employment for the past year all they can do is grumble that "More should be done". For once, they're right. No jobs were created.

      2-10-2012: House Republican's are watering down the insider trading bill so that Democrats will vote against it. Thus, come November, our GOP pals can say that Democrats are actually for insider trading. What more could we expect from these useless conservative sleazebags? No jobs were created.

      2-13-2012: Today there will be exactly one hearing about "exploring all energy options." It should be called "exploring oil energy options." Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are trying to kill the Violence Against Women Act. No jobs were created.

      2-15-2012: So which party has introduced "the most partisan" and "worst transportation bill that Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood has seen in 35 years"? Go on... guess. (Hint: It wasn't the Democrats.) No jobs were created.

      2-17-2012: The House will presumably vote on and pass the payroll tax extension today. Then they'll leave town for ten days in order to celebrate Presidents Day. Cushy gig. No jobs were created.

      2-20-2012: Congress is out this week on an extended Presidents Day vacation. Between now and April they're going to take four weeks off. Who the heck made this ridiculous schedule? (Hint: It was the majority party in the House. The idea being, I suppose, that the less Congress is in session, the less gets done.) No jobs were created.

      2-27-2012: The Congressional Circus is back in action after a week off for President's Day, and today they'll be considering H.R. 4078, "The Regulatory Freeze of Jobs Act of 2012." It's worse than it sounds as its intent is "to provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 6.0 percent." Cue the sad trombone sound. No jobs were created.

      2-29-2012: The House failed to pass the Research Works Act, which would have prohibited federal agencies from releasing the result of taxpayer-funded research. No jobs were created.

      3-2-2012: Yesterday the House spent most of the day debating and passing the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act. Meanwhile, in the Senate, Democrats, plus Olympia Snowe, fended off the execrable Blunt Amendment. In addition, Speaker Boehner vows to continue contraception fight. Because it's all about jobs, right? No jobs were created.

      3-5-2012: On Thursday, the 1st of March, the House unanimously voted to allow itself to give oral histories of the civil rights era, then condemned Iran for finding one of its citizens guilty of apostasy. The House then took Friday off. No jobs were created.

      3-7-2012: On Monday the House spent two whole hours naming two federal buildings and then adjourned. On Tuesday they shuffled paper all day regarding a Bureau of Reclamation bill involving hydropower development. No jobs were created.

      3-9-2012: The House spent all day Thursday debating H.R. 3606, the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act". It is better known as the "Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act". What it actually is, is a financial market deregulation bill. What it REALLY is, is a fake jobs bill. No jobs were created.

      3-12-2012: Last Friday, March 9th, members of the House attended a hearing in Saranac Lake, NY, to discuss a farm bill. No jobs were created. Today, the House has scheduled a single hearing on (Are you ready?) "Explosion of Federal Regulations Threatening Jobs and Economic Survival in the West"... in Elko Nevada. DAMN those regulations! No jobs were created.

      3-14-2012: The House is in another recess until Tuesday, the 20th of March. No jobs were created.

      3-19-2012: The House is theoretically in session. They're back in Washington but nothing much is scheduled this week except for hearings. They might as well be painting their bedroom's black and listening to Led Zeppelin albums. No jobs were created.

      3-21-2012: On Monday, the 19th, the House was called to order at 4PM. They then spent the next four hours arguing a bill that would allow Israeli nationals to receive nonimmigrant visas. No jobs were created.

      On Tuesday, the House convened at Noon. The GOP spent the balance of the day trying to steal a Virginia park to fence to their industrialist buddies. No jobs were created.

      3-23-2012: For the past two days the House has been debating H.R. 5, the "HEALTH" bill, which is actually about tort reform. No jobs were created.

      3-26-2012: The House took last Friday off. No jobs were created.

      3-28-2012: The House debated FCC transparency, baby monitors, and a transportation bill but nothing of note passed. No jobs were created, either.

      3-30-2012: The House voted to end Medicare again but, thankfully, they signed a 90-day extension to the transportation bill. No jobs were created.

      4-2-2012: The House vacated the premises early last Friday and won't be back in session until the 16th of April. No jobs will be created.

      4-16-2012: The House is back in session but it's mostly just nuts-and-bolts stuff this week. Although a vote on another corporate tax cut bill (H.R. 9) is in the offing.

      4-18-2012: The House voted down the Buffet Rule, awarded Lena Horne a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal, then argued the rest of the day about rules to "enhance" hunting, fishing, and shooting. No jobs were created.

      4-20-2012: The House passed "The Small Business Tax Cut Act" (H.R. 9) but they might as well have named the bill "Ponies For Everyone" because it wasn't about small business, and it will never pass the Senate. No jobs were created today.

      4-23-2012: The House was in pro forma session to keep President Obama from assigning badly needed federal judges. No jobs were created.

      4-25-2012: The House spent the day dealing with the legislative version of cleaning their room. In this case it meant passing bills that dealt with adjustments to the boundaries of parklands, land swaps, and the like. No jobs or anything remotely like them were created.

      4-27-2012: The House pased a couple of suspension bills (The DATA Act and the Small Business Credit Availability Act). They also passed CISPA, which is distressing, but the prez has promised a veto. Looking forward to that. Oh, and no jobs were created.

      4-30-2012: On Friday the House approved a bill that lowers the interest on student loans, but tacked on a rider which guts the Health Care Act. It's designed to result in a presidential veto, at which point Republicans can claim that Mr. Obama doesn't care about higher education.

      To which I say "Fuck these Republicans! Fuck these horrible, greedy, useless, poisonous bags of scum!"

      5-9-2012: The House is back in session but they only passed a handful of suspension bills. No jobs were created.

      5-11-2012: The GOP-led House passed several bills that denied the Obama administration funds to fight for progesssive issues. Read the dismal details here. No jobs were created even though Speaker Boehner again claimed the GOP had a tight focus on jobs... when being specifically asked about why his party is passing so much anti-gay legislation. Fuck this guy. No jobs were created.

      5-14-2012: Last Thursday the House passed the Sequestration Replacement Act, designed to fatten the Pentagon coffers at the expense of the elderly and the poor. It is destined to die in the Senate. No Jobs were created.

      5-16-2012: The House was not in session on Monday, but on Tuesday the legislators busied themselves passing noncontroversial suspension bills. Ho-hum. No jobs were created, but you already knew that.

      5-18-2012: The House passed a watered-down Violence Against Women Act. Basically, if you're an immigrant or a native American woman, you're fair game for any sadist. They'll pass a major defense funding bill tomorrow and then will take the next week off. No jobs were created.

      5-21-2012: On Friday the House passed a bloated defense spending bill, even though they were obligated to cut defense spending as part of the Super Committee agreement. Not only did the new bill include discriminitory language it also included an amendment allowing the government to institute propaganda against the American people. The president has vowed to veto this bill. No jobs were created unless you count the military contractors rolling in effluent streams of your tax dollars.

      5-23-2012: Say it with me now: "The House is in recess until the 30th of May. Must be nice to have so many vacations. Oh, how I hate those indolent GOP swine."

      6-1-2012: Another day, another abortion bill. This time the "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act." Which was designed to stop abortions based on sex or race. Seriously. It failed to pass. Apart from that bit of nonsense the day was one long last-minute rush to pass bills that pay the government credit card. No jobs were created.

      6-4-2012: Last Friday three Democratic (Hahn, Kaptur, Tonko) amendments to increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy failed, while three Republican (Hultgren, Chaffetz, McClintock) amendments to reduce funding of energy efficiency and renewable energy also failed. No jobs were created.

      6-6-2012: The House was not in session on Monday but on Tuesday it spent the day amending water and energy bills, mostly shuffling money from one account to another. It was not a job creating event.

      6-8-2012: The House passed a bill to repeal a new exise tax on medical devices. The GOP refers to this as a "jobs bill". Another waste of time as the Senate will not consider the bill. In the meantime the GOP is still losing its shit over incandescent lightbulbs, voting to restrict funding for the application of energy-efficient lighting (The GOP evidently believes that CFL's are manufactured in Hell itself.) Job creation was not in evidence.

      6-11-2012: On Friday the House voted to cut funding for Open World Leadership Center, the Congressional Research Service, and the Washington Botanic Garden. But, on the bright side, they voted themselves funds to print some snazzy new pocket-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution to hand out to constituents. As always, no jobs were created.

      The House is in recess until the 18th of June.

      6-20-2012: The past two days have seen nothing fancy from the House. Just a couple of suspension bills and some laws aimed at American Indians. No attempt was made to create jobs.

      6-22-2012: The clusterfuck that is the Republican-led House of Representatives spent much time dawdling over the transportation bill, the only meaningful jobs bill under consideration. (Don't get your panties twisted about the "jobs" part of this bill. This same bill must be extended each and every year and the only time there's any opposition is when the president is black.) No jobs were created.

      6-25-2012: The House adjourned on Friday, the 22nd. No jobs were created.

      6-27-2012: The House was pro forma on Monday but was in session until almost 11:30 Tuesday night. Nothing got done. They couldn't even agree to name four post offices. No jobs were created.

      6-29-2012: On Thursday, the 28th, the House passed several Homeland Security bills, named a couple of post offices, and voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of.... something, because the right-wing base is screaming for blood and they must be appeased. No jobs were created.

      7-2-2012: On Friday, the 29th, the House grudgingly passed the Transportation Bill, which has never been a problem up until now, and mortgaged the future of college graduates. No jobs were created.

      The House is now adjourned until the 9th of July.

      7-11-2012: The House spent the entire day Tuesday debating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. This is the 33rd time in 18 months that they've tried this. According to the Congression Research Service these votes have cost the tax-payers $50 million dollars. For the record, the House has voted on exactly one jobs bill in the same time period. No jobs were even remotely created.

      7-13-2012: On Wednesday, the 11th, the House voted for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, then stopped to discuss golf. I am not kidding. No jobs were created.

      7-16-2012: Having failed to ACTUALLY repeal the Affordable Care Act the House took Friday the 13th off, 'cause it's SCAAAAARY. No jobs were created.

      7-18-2012: The House was in recess on Monday the 16th. On the 17th it passed both a Department of State appropriations bill and the Insular Areas Act of 2011. (Insular areas are, generally speaking, small islands which the U.S. claims for itself.) No jobs were created.

      7-20-2012: The House spent the 18th and 19th debating the massive Defense Appropriations Bill. No jobs were created.

      7-23-2012: The House spent the Friday the 20th debating the massive Defense Appropriations Bill. No jobs were created.

      7-25-2012: The House spent the 23th and 24th marking time until the August recess debating various suspension bills (requires a 2/3 vote), one of which prohibits the issuance of new regulations on business until the unemployment rate falls below 6%. Need I add which party authored such a nonsensical piece of tripe?

      7-27-2012: On Wednesday the 25th the House voted to require a full audit of the Federal Reserve. On Thursday the 26th the House spent most of the day passing amendments for suspension bills, plus one whole hour to fix one typo. No jobs were created.

      7-30-2012: The House took last Friday, the 27th, off because it was SUCH a tough week accomplishing nothing.

      8-1-2012: The House was in recess Monday the 30th. On the 31st they took votes on three bills. One was to reduce executive positions subject to Senate approval and one was to make tax delinquents ineligible for federal jobs. These were essentially job-reducing bills, so of course they both passed. The third was an anti-abortion bill. It failed. Negative jobs were created.

      August 3, 2012 at 11:41 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        That was so awesome of you to record what the rest of us are bit*hing about. The sad part is it doesn't matter to those on the right. They won't read it or, deny that it's true.

        August 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  15. Investigator

    Oh you don't need to see my taxes, trust me on this one. My history with Bain C? I didn't create jobs as I said I did. No need for you people to see that. Did I get away without paying taxes by lying that I lived in Mass while still claiming to be a resident in Utah? Oh btw I should have never been governor of Mass because I didn't live in the state long enough but my money got me pass that. Did I pay lower taxes in Utah because of loop holes? I don't know i never look at my tax forms I just sign them. (from mass commission in 2002 to candidate romney. So if I place a sheet of paper in front of you that says pain and punishment if any of the information is incorrect before your signature would you read it? Yes. So why say you didn't read your tax forms? Well I trust my accountants to do all the work – m romney ) Really? So the lies pile up even more.....

    August 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • NOvember 2012

      and it is ok that obama has sealed every record he can...and provided a false birth cert... and you want Mitt to provide more tax returns. I just wondered what you will do if Mitt tells obaby I'll show you mine if you show me yours? I can tell you obama has much more to hide than Mitt does...Mitt has not committed any felonys or told any lies about his past....what you see is what you get...a very successful American with an American brain...not a phoney soap box salesman slight of hand strutting magic man...

      August 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
      • Investigator

        Stop being a hypocrite. The right harped on Obama's tax returns and birth certificate. YOU STILL WHINING ABOUT THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE? Grow up already. The man became President and went through the proper channels. Even some prominent republicans say that it's time to stop crying about the birth certificate and move on, you listen to what they say about everything else so why not listen to this? They have moved on maybe it's time that you do so.....

        August 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  16. Investigator

    During the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned fiercely on the platform of job creation and, as a result of such promises, the GOP gained the majority in the House of Representatives. As the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment in the U.S.

    His exact words were: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs."

    The following, therefore, is a chronological list of legislation by the GOP beginning 2-10-2011 which I created purely for my own amusement. That it has reached its current imposing length without one anecdotal citation of new employment as a result of Republican legislation is simply shocking. Shame on these useless hypocrites.

    There are those who choose to place the blame for high unemployment on Mr. Obama's shoulders, but keep in mind that it's the House that enacts legislation and controls the governmental purse-strings, not the President. The Stimulus package passed by the Democrats in 2009 helped the economy but would have been more effective if the GOP hadn't limited it to little more than a package of more useless tax breaks for the rich.

    It's officially clear to everyone, even the foreign press, that the GOP will do nothing to help the economy, betting that bad finanacial times will help Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential elections. In addition, thinkprogress.com offers five ways the GOP has actively sabotaged job growth.

    August 3, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • Steveo

      Your words are true but what is missing from the equation is this. The Senator has shotdown almost everythimg the House sent up. Not just that but how much do you actually think would have been signed by the president? Ttruth be told, it is ALL about who gets the credit, right? You know as wel as I do NEITHER side is working together! So to lay ALL of this at the feet of the GOP OR the Dems is just partisan politics! No more and No less. At least Ckinton worked with BOTH hsides, not so much now!

      Thinkprogress.com? Not biased in any shape or form, right?

      August 3, 2012 at 11:41 am |
      • Investigator

        Well, from the beginning the right said, "We are not helping this President at all". Meaning the country as well unless you think every and anything the President proposed was just wrong for the country and I can't believe you or anyone else would say that. Therefore, the non-bipartisan issue started with the right....

        August 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
      • Steveo

        Well, from the beginning the right said, "We are not helping this President at all
        You're right. That was said and I have on numerous occasions said that was wrong. Now in saying that, a hard swing to the left would not get me support either! The right actually said it, yet you don't think the left felt that way about Bush but just did not say it aloud? Do I believe everything the president proposes is wrong? No I do not. Did I believe everything Bush did was right? No I do not! This country is primarily center-right! Hard swings in either direction won't get my support! Think of what you will about Cllinton but he knew how to work with the other side to benefit the country! As a whole we don't have that anymore!

        August 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Republicans insist on attaching side-bars to the bills, having nothing to do with the bills themselves but, trying to schister through things that will weaken another piece of legislation or the bill itself, knowing that by gerry-mandering the bill set to go to the Senate that the Senate won't pass it because of the attachment side-bars. It's political mumbo-jumbo to confuse the voters. And. they they say they have sent legislation forward but, THE PRESIDENT WON"T SIGN IT! (I am not yelling at you the caps are for emphasis and to heck with correctness.)
        So the hard work of the individual congresspeople, hours of comittee time (that is when Congress isn't taking an unforgiveable amount of time off considering our country needs to help it's citizens) all the supporting staff it takes to type it all up, make all the copies, legal staff to make sure the wording is legal and yadda-yadda-yadda IS WASTED.
        The citizens know, except some don't care because their guy isn't prez, that this Republican Congress is just taking up our time, our money and think they deserved not only to get paid for doing that, but, thinking that the American people are happy to send them back in the next election. That's why they need their rich buddies. Who of course don't want anything special for themselves......yeah, well, I wasn't born yesterday and neither were you. That is also why they are keen on suppressing the vote because, they can't win if they don't cheat. That is a fact.

        August 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
      • Steveo

        @Cynthia L,

        I hope you are not suggesting the left does not play that game! BOTH parties do it! Both are wrong!

        August 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        But, if you want that behaviour to stop, no matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat you have to vote for people who have the integrity to do that. The Congress used to be filled with those types and there are still some very good Congress people trying to move legislation that is fair to the majority of Americans.
        But, your party, unfortunately, doesn't want to keep those people in their ranks and has been running them out of your party, as of late because they were working with the other side in a manner that has been in a spirit of past cooperation that our nation benefited from. I take my duty to keep track of what my representatives that my state sent to Washington do, whether I voted for them or not. If I think they are out of line I get ONLINE and tell them. I don't just shrug my shoulders because they are Democrats or get p.o'd because they are Republicans. They are serving the American public at large who voted for individuals of BOTH parties.

        August 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  17. Steveo


    mikle, your statement has no value and neither do you
    This is Cold MaryM! Everyone has value, incluing those in the womb! Cold MaryM, just cold! !
    Hey Best for America! Here is a hateful post! Where are you? Or is this OK because a left posted it?

    August 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  18. NOvember 2012

    the choice is collectivism or individualism...America as she should be or Marxism. The democratic party is no longer..it is the marxist party...you know this when the GOP fields a center right candidate(where the old democratic party was)...so, kiss America good by or vote for Romney, your ONLY choice!

    August 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Romneyhood – Romneyhood
      Riding through the glen
      Romneyhood – Romenyhood
      With his real rich friends
      (All together with gusto)
      Robbed jobs from the poor – Is Rotten To The Core!!!
      Romneyhood – Romneyhood -Romneyhood

      Rommneyhood – Romneyhood
      Riding through the glen
      Romneyhood – Romneyhood
      With his real rich friends
      ( All together – lift the ale)
      Spends 12 million cash – for a too small calif beach shackkkkk
      RobMeHood – RobMeHood – RobMeHood

      August 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  19. r harris

    Someone took the time to place daily records for the house on here to show that they did absolutely nothing about jobs and someone then says the reason for their inability to get anything done needs to be shared with the dems.....hogwash all the rights congressmen need to be hung for not honoring their oath of office and committing treason against the people of the US Boner needs to be hung by his little bitty cahunas Then someone says Clinton worked with the right and says Obama doesnt How do you expect someone that you have publically stated to make a one term president all of a sudden be your best friend and even if he could have worked with the right they would not have done so The right is just despicable

    August 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm |