Mr. President, Mr. President? ~ BrianInNYC

If you could attend a presidential press conference what would you ask? One question, no follow up.

My question would be:

“Sir, if Congress passes a bill decriminalizing marijuana will you sign it?












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47 responses to “Mr. President, Mr. President? ~ BrianInNYC

  1. Steve

    This thread is now open for business.

  2. Steve

    I would ask the President: “Mr. President, now that you have been in office for two months, what have you learned about the presidency that you didn’t understand before the election?”

  3. dnd

    “Mr. President, how are your brackets doing?”

  4. dog's eye view

    very funny re the brackets.

    Mr. President: so many of us are without health insurance, or adequate health insurance. What steps are you taking to make universal health insurance available to all American citizens, and will we see some real progress in the next 2 years?

    Those corporate jobs may not come back, and many Americans prefer to be small business owners/entrepreneurs/crafts and tradespeople.

  5. Certainly would be interesting to hear President Obama’s answers to both questions.
    President Obama on 60 minutes…..I think he did fine. After all, he’s talking to main stream American, average Joe, on a show like that.
    I think many of those average Joes are wise enough to realize, like Obama or not, we all need and want him to succeed.
    Have a great day everyone….off to the office for a fun Monday !!

  6. Howard Dean To Become Regular CNBC Contributor

  7. dnd

    What does Howard Dean know about business?

  8. A Year Without a Mexican

    Harder to quantify, but no less real, was the damage to an unusual multicultural experiment in America’s heartland. It had begun back in 1987 when ultra-Orthodox Jews came to Postville to turn the defunct Hygrade plant into the nation’s largest kosher meatpacker, which promptly became a beacon for immigrant labor. Postville proudly dubbed itself “Hometown to the World,” and despite the company’s recent attempts to recruit legal replacement workers from as far away as Palau, the motto has acquired an ironic ring. Ten months after the raid, the meatpacker, having declared bankruptcy, was operating at half-steam with a ragtag assembly of workers, and the town’s economy remains a shambles. Back in October, Mayor Penrod told CNN that Postville was living a “freaky nightmare.” And it still isn’t over.


    I don’t know dnd, but it looks like we’ll soon find out!

  10. Obama: Anger isn’t governing strategy

  11. nannymm

    Since Dog’s Eye already asked about healthcare, here
    s my second choice:
    Mr. President, you have said that all of our combat troops will be out of Iraq by August 2010. Estimates are that 20,000 to 50,000 troops will remain to assist the Iraqis with training and other non-combat duties. Since we have been training the Iraqi military and police forces for years now, why is it necessary to leave such a large contingent of American troops to do what supposedly has already been done? If all the training we have done in nearly six years isn’t sufficient, why do you think another year or two will accomplish anything?

  12. *yawns*

    Come on peeps, get a little edgy, don’t ask the same questions any other cub reporter would ask.

  13. dnd

    “, March 23, 2009 · Alaska’s Mount Redoubt volcano has erupted five times since Sunday night, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano’s first emissions in nearly 20 years.”

  14. Mr President, who do you trust?

  15. nannymm

    Mr. President, don’t you think it would be wise to stay out of Michelle’s closet?

  16. dnd

    Eric Cantor call’s Treasury’s banking plan a “shell game.”

    In other news, the Dow is up 300 points on the announcement of the plan.


  17. Good question UB, obviously Axlerod, and Gietner too! So the market is up almost 300 points, I wonder how many of the CNBC d bags are singing Obama’s praise!

  18. Gingrich Seeks Conservative Unity With New Group

    Called Renewing American Leadership, the organization is led by Gingrich’s longtime communications director Rick Tyler and includes leading conservative Christian activists on its board.

    Oh good, they are going to Christians on the board!

  19. REZDO

    Can I see your Birth Certificate?

    It’s a joke! Gordo withdrawals lol

    I’d like to know what he thinks about any merits of socialism vs capitalism.

  20. I’d add Michelle the the “trust” list….. or the Prez might end up in the Presidential doghouse.

  21. nannymm

    Good one, Rez!

  22. 497 + ….wow …the BIG NUMBER

  23. Market up 500 points today.

  24. dnd

    “NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is getting the good news it wants on the economy’s biggest problems: banks and housing. Investors reignited a two-week rally Monday, cheering the government’s plan to help banks remove bad assets from their books as well as a report showing a surprising increase in home sales. Major stock indicators jumped as much as 6 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which soared more than 400 points.”

  25. The market’s jump is a good way to shift the topic away from last week. Not a good week for the WH.

  26. dnd

    BTW, the S&P 500 did better than the Dow. Nasdaq did almost as good as the Dow.

  27. housing sales are up to, beginning to look like some cash is starting to flow.

  28. dnd

    Given the market’s response to the Treasury banking plan today, I’d say it’s time for Geithner to go!!!


  29. It’s interesting to see which blogs or their followers aren’t discussing the good news, too busy talking about ACORN or whether or not it’s appropriate for the president to be going on Leno.

    20 million people watched Leno that night, the president is becoming very effective at bypassing the press and talking directly to the American people. The president’s budget is going to be a major shift in how our government will be structured for a very long time to come, the president needs to be out selling the budget.

  30. Steve

    Checking in…Monster day on the Street…last i heard it was up 500. This thing may have bottomed out at least. This is so very tempting…..I hate that it seems to be coming right at tax time but dividends alone at these prices could give a decent return in just 90 days….Let me guess, i am about to watch CNBC, and this WONT be to Obama’s credit but the dips are all to his blame….

  31. I noticed that too Brian, your definitely right about Obama bypassing the press and other media outlets…..I am waiting for the day he goes on Jon Stewart. 🙂

  32. I hope ed shcultz gets a full time gig on MSNBC

  33. Here’s a question for President Obama, (asking on behalf of his girls)…….Where’s our puppy?!?

  34. He said the puppy will be in place when he returns from the NATO summit.

  35. Okay then…..nix that Q.

    Ed is funny and really good on 1600.

  36. Cuomo Says Most Huge A.I.G. Bonuses Were Returned

    Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced late
    Monday afternoon that 9 of the top 10 bonus recipients at the
    American International Group had given back their bonuses.

    He also said 15 of the top 20 bonus recipients in A.I.G.’s
    financial products division had given the money back, for a
    total that he estimated at about $30 million. “Those bonuses
    will be returned in full,” Mr. Cuomo said during a conference
    call with reporters.

  37. Mexico offers $2m for drug lords

    “A reward of $2m (£1.37m) each will be paid to informers who help arrest Mexico’s 24 most-wanted drug gang chiefs, the attorney general has said.”

    There’s small video half way down the article.

  38. dnd

    Ed Schultz would be good instead of the KO rerun. So would Stephanie Miller.

  39. Tweety makes a good point when he says, “the street has to get something”. It’s not like we can wave a magic wand and make wall st. disappear.

  40. Stocks seem to be endorsing the Treasury’s bad-bank plan.

    “Discussing whether the optimism will hold, with Vince Farrell, Soleil Securities and Steve Bartlett, Financial Services Roundtable.”

    positive endorsements early today – cnbc

  41. hmmmm, CC was on 1600 tonight, I guess someone had to cancel at the last minute and they needed a fill in.

  42. God you people are dull tonight, there I said it!

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