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VIDEO: Pres. Obama's plan for the next four years, and his accomplishments from the last four



Read the President's plan:

There's just no quit in America and you're seeing that right now. Over five million new jobs, exports up forty one percent, home values rising, our auto industry back and our heroes are coming home.

We're not there yet. But we've made real progress and the last thing we should do is turn back now.

Here's my plan for the next four years: Making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting American-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. And ending the war in Afghanistan, so we can do some nation-building here at home. That's the right path.

So read my plan, compare it to Governor Romney's and decide which is better for you. It's an honor to be your President and I'm asking for your vote. So together we can keep moving America forward.


Latino job gains, independents give President Obama a boost



There are a few articles in the L.A. Times today that point to some potential good news for President Obama.

Let's start with a heaping spoonful of the new Washington Post/ABC News poll:

Republican infighting during the primary campaign and President Obama's election-year reset appear to have boosted the incumbent's standing with voters, particularly independents [...]

The president's job approval rating has hit 50% for the first time since just after the killing of Osama bin Laden [...] Obama has opened up a 51% to 45% lead over front-running Republican Mitt Romney among registered voters...

Add a cup of Colorado and stir:

Reporting from Broomfield, Colo.— As the rancorous contest for the Republican presidential nomination spreads across the nation's heartland, the leading candidates have begun to turn off swing voters, a setback in the party's quest to unseat President Obama.

Independents, the dominant political force in Colorado and other swing states, have been warming to Obama in recent weeks while souring on the Republican Party's top potential challengers, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, polls show.

Now fold in a dash of Latino employment and marinate:

While they make up only 15% of the country's workforce, Latinos have racked up half the employment gains posted since the economy began adding jobs in early 2010, Labor Department data showed.

The improving labor market for Latinos, a key voting bloc, could boost President Obama's political fortunes in the fall.

The GOP candidates are doing Team Obama's campaign work for them. Meanwhile, the president's policies are improving job numbers, despite the unprecedented obstruction he's gotten from Republican congress members.

Let's hope the momentum continues, because we simply cannot afford to have one more right wing extremist in the White House, the Senate, or the House. If we do, say good-bye to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as we know them, and say hello to an even more conservative Supreme Court.


VIDEO- GOP Gov. McDonnell: Economy recovering "because of what Republican governors are doing in their states, not because of the president.”


The GOP lives in Opposite World. DelusionaLand. Nutville:

“Look, I’m glad the economy is starting to recover, but I think it’s because of what Republican governors are doing in their states, not because of the president.”

He gets one point for using the word "president" instead of referring to him as "Barack Obama" or "Obama." He gets minus 5839239484 points for the rest.

So, 1 minus 5839239484, times Idiocy, divided by Wrong, plus Remarkably Poor Talking Points, carry the Asshatitude equals... Fail.


That’s a difficult argument to make when the recovery is taking hold across the country, even in states with Democratic governors. [...]

McDonnell’s trial balloon suggests that if the economic indicators continue to tick upward, the 2012 elections could shift from a battle over who’s to blame for a weak economy to who deserves credit for an improving one.

Psst! Gov. McDonnell:


VIDEO- Ezra Klein: "It was a 'recovery' jobs number, not just an 'okay' number."


Dear John "Where are the jobs?" Boehner and Co.  This one's for you.

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