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White House applauds end of lockout

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When a labor dispute lands on the desk of the President, it’s a big deal.  (Just ask the air traffic controllers.)

The lockout of the NFL’s officials caught the attention of the Oval Office when it reached the boiling point on Tuesday (even though as a fan of the Bears the Commander-in-Chief should have been happy with the outcome of the Seahawks-Packers game), and now that the lockout is over Barack Obama is celebrating along with everyone else.

“The president’s very pleased that the two sides have come together,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.  “It’s a great day for America.”

We doubt that it meets that standard when considered in connection with the challenges facing the country.  But for sports fans, it’s definitely a great day.

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21 Responses to “White House applauds end of lockout”
  1. benh999 says: Sep 27, 2012 5:58 PM

    The lockout was Bush’s fault, but Obama fixed it. Yes, we can!

  2. millerhour says: Sep 27, 2012 5:58 PM

    Worry about the economy!

  3. sg419 says: Sep 27, 2012 5:59 PM

    I can’t wait until November.
    And I really can’t wait until January.

  4. rogergoodellsays says: Sep 27, 2012 6:01 PM

    Thanks Barry. I really appreciate all the good times we’ve shared over the years.
    Here’s hoping we get another 4 more years to watch football together and neglect our jobs.
    There’s nothing better than having power and being able to do whatever you want with it.

    love you. ;)

  5. j0esixpack says: Sep 27, 2012 6:03 PM

    Let’s hope he doesn’t let middle-eastern relations degrade as far as this labor dispute before showing interest.

  6. stoolerz says: Sep 27, 2012 6:08 PM

    He’s just happy because there are now more rich he can tax and declare class warfare against.

  7. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Sep 27, 2012 6:08 PM

    November 6 will be a greater day for America. Like with the NFL officials, incompetents will be replaced by people who know what they’re doing.

  8. azpackerbacker says: Sep 27, 2012 6:13 PM

    A great day for America will occur once we get a replacement president.

  9. icdogg says: Sep 27, 2012 6:28 PM

    “It’s a great day for America.” – Craig Ferguson’s monologue every night.

  10. turfrage says: Sep 27, 2012 6:31 PM

    Get to work for once why don’t you. He’s the Real Mr. Irrelevant.

  11. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 27, 2012 6:35 PM

    stoolerz says:
    Sep 27, 2012 6:08 PM
    He’s just happy because there are now more rich he can tax and declare class warfare against.

    _____________________

    Look what states get back more money than they give. Here’s a hint: it’s the r_d states.

  12. bearzfan says: Sep 27, 2012 6:36 PM

    benh999 says:Sep 27, 2012 5:58 PM

    The lockout was Bush’s fault, but Obama fixed it. Yes, we can!
    __________
    PLLLLLLEASE tell me you are joking. This Bears fan wishes he preferred the Colts. Obama can’t watch the Bears/Cowboys game Monday night because he is trying to figure out how to convince his base that Bush caused this summer’s drought and lowered economic growth again.

  13. doylemcmuffin says: Sep 27, 2012 6:51 PM

    Glad he took the time to analyze this issue in between appearances on the view and letterman. He has a busy schedule you know.

  14. patfic15 says: Sep 27, 2012 7:08 PM

    Can’t wait to applaud his replacement either.

  15. drblinky says: Sep 27, 2012 7:20 PM

    The Browns will win the Super Bowl before Romney is elected president.

  16. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 27, 2012 7:59 PM

    I’ll take the replacements back if we can get him replaced. Yeh, concentrate on the View and football and your basketball bracket. Don’t worry about joblessness, the fiscal cliff, deficit or anything else important. What a joke. Sadly, it’s real and not funny.

  17. mazblast says: Sep 27, 2012 10:02 PM

    Perhaps he’ll have plenty of time to work on his golf game after January.

  18. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Sep 27, 2012 10:20 PM

    Oh goody…now can he possibly address the problems that are on HIS plate?

  19. mrcogburn says: Sep 27, 2012 10:51 PM

    What an empty suit.

  20. deltaoracle says: Sep 28, 2012 3:45 PM

    Loved Paul “Eddie Munster” Ryan telling crowds that the NFL needed the replacement refs back. Probably got a good scolding from Karl Rove and the Koch brothers for supporting a union.

  21. deltaoracle says: Sep 28, 2012 3:47 PM

    Whoops – needed the REGULAR refs back. I’m going to get a good scolding from my brain.

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