Reason #1 why DC will never get voting rights.
Ha- thanks for this chips- now ya’ll can see EXACTLY why Sheri is moving from ND to MD
Come on Sherijr. We’ll be looking for ya.
Doris from MD
oh how nice Doris thank you .. I cannot wait to get out of here… and get to there~
PBO just gave a rousing, and I mean rousing speech in Michigan. He put his foot down HARD about the do nothing Congress–everyone knows he is referring to the vile Rethugs (he knows the polls about their unpopularity, too). He essentially called them unpatriotic for putting politics before country. Wow.
I missed it but have been reading about it.. now we’ll see how media spins their malarky.. how they ignore Romney’s stupid today but seize on some bs about POTUS.
My husband just called me at work to tell me MSNBC is covering Mitt’s stunning meltdown today and Bachmann asking for stimulus funds for – wait for it — JOBS in her district.
Wow, this is a good prelude to the debate tonight. I am surprised that they are covering it.
Yahooo! It is about time they start talking about someone other than PBO. Talk about overkill. The blogs and msm are all over the man with nasty stuff. I am just so greatful to have TOD, TPV and a few other great sites.
It was fantastic; don’t worry about the media, unless they want to say “Obama was mean to Rethugs today because Boehner won’t help produce jobs bills”. I’ll take that anytime. No one gives much of a damn what the media spins. Along with Congress, the media has long been one of the most unpopular institutions in the United States. By the way, markets are way way UP today.
Yeah he gave a *FED UP* speech In my opinion. he was frustrated, just like the rest of us :-9
He did DTTM. He did not play hide-n seek. He called all of them out. He is ready for this fight. These folks have totally pissed my President off, and he is tired of this circus and their clowns. Proud of our President today as I am every day. Ready for this all the way.
It was indeed a rousing speech. Now, all twitterers and others as well, please respond to the President. He wants us to contact Congress and ask our representatives and Senators to pass those bills that have been waiting for action: the Infrastructure Bank, the trade deals, the extension of the payroll cuts, the bill to fast-track returning veterans into job opportunities, the patent reform. I may be forgetting one or two, but you get the idea how much this President has put on the table and Congress has not acted upon. Where are the jobs, indeed? Maybe some of the Congressional delegation are in their home States and a call to their local offices may be appropriate as well. But, please, call, tweet, email, fax and let them know that we agree with the President and that action is required from them.
hgerhard, I think you covered most of every thing he said! Now lets all chime in asking Congress: “WHERE ARE THE JOBS?” Lets, as you said, bombard Congress with letters, e-mails, faxes, tweets for those who know how ( I don’t), and phone calls, demanding that they pass all those job creating bills the President highlighted. I am waiting to see how the “purity” progressives will respond to his use of the so called “bully pulpit” that they’ve been demanding. It’s time for everyone to put their money where their mouths are. No more excuses. No more generalities about wanting the President to lead (which he has been doing all along), or wanting him to use strong and forceful language ( which he has been doing all along). Today he spelled out exactly what needs to be done. I heard him clearly, and believe me I am no spring chicken, with perfect hearing. I am sure any one who cares to listen carefully, without ideological bias, heard him, and has been hearing him. His message was clear: It’s time for us, the citizens in a democracy, to tell Congress to put the American people above ideologies! Let us all join together in demanding that Congress pass all those jobs’ bills.
Excellent speech. Does anyone know where i can find a list of political tweet addresses? i’m new to the process but i’m ALL IN!
In the search box on twitter, you can just type the name of the politician you’re looking for and if they use twitter, their twitter handle will pop up.
Thanks ut i’m on the way.
Here are some:
@StephenAtHome (Stephen Colbert)
@MassGovernor (Deval Patrick)
@brianschweitzer (Gov. Schweitzer)
@PressSec (Jay Carney)
Here are some more:
@BlackEaglePower (Joe Madison)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have just gauranteed that i’m gonna be busier than a one-armed man with fleas.;-)
OMG! This is fabulous. Thank you so much. Yahoo!
ut, girl you be on the case!
Great speech with its emphasis on the public holding Congress accountable. GOP said they were for jobs but all they really want to do is block President Obama and oppress women. No jobs bills in this Congress. Romney’s speech typical of GOP mindset: bash the public (50% “not paying taxes” neglecting all the regressive taxes everyone pays and neglecting to mention that corporations with their loopholes and wealthy with non-wage income pay significantly less or no taxes as percentage of income than ordinary people). Corporations are people: GOP and SCOTUS will be hhappy to hand over 2.7 trillion in SS trust fund to corporations and Wall Street. Time to increase the pressure on the party of NO.
Can’t believe California just missed the cutoff with 13. We’ll have to fix that!
I agree Meta. I thought we (CA) would be close to no. 1.
so what Gallup is telling me is that PBO has a better chance of getting some of the most historically, racially entrenched states i.e: SC with a democratic advantage of -9, Alabama(-13), Kansas (-16), etc than Utah which has a dem. advantage of -32?!!!!!! Whoa! This came as a HUGE surprise to me.
I didn’t need to be told Utah was the reddest state in the union, I’ve lived in this godforsaken state for 47 years. In fact, we’ve lived all that time up in Cache Valley which is so red it’s near black. And we kept going to the polls, incidentally, for all those years with our vote making absolutely no difference whatsoever.
Alan taught at USU and his parents lived here and were getting old, now deceased, so it was difficult to leave — USU was his alma mater and he was invited to come. Now we’re too old to pull up stakes — we have too much to leave behind. And we’ve become used to be curmudgeon dissidents — I have a reputation as a radical to keep me warm. If we were to move, say, to Vermont, my choice as Paradise, I’d just be another old lady.
I was surprised. I didn’t realize Utah was so red. Then again, I don’t really know much about Utah. But still. Wow.
Its the urban/rural divide. There are few cities out West so rural attitudes prevail. All over the country the more urban your congressional district the more liberal. The more rural the more conservative.
I agree. I live in Seattle where it is dark, dark blue. So even though some of the outlying areas are red, the population of Seattle keeps us in the mid-fifties in terms of Obama’s ratings.
I am totally surprised that AZ wasn’t at the top of that Repug list. I guess Pima county saved us because it’s a strong Blue spot.
I did not know that.
It’s great to know where the more sane areas are…
LOL! Why do you think the “Separatists” keep howling to hack off Southwest AZ (Baja AZ) from the rest of our state. Pima has always been pretty much Dem but they just haven’t had the population to counter the entrenched Repugs in Maricopa and Pinal.
All I can say about that is Great. At least there are still a lot of strong dems. I am hoping that the future will be fewer repugs.
Scott getting low-cost health insurance from state
.By GARY FINEOUT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott, a critic of the federal health care overhaul, is paying less than $400 a year for health insurance for himself and his wife.
While Scott is accepting no salary for his job as governor, the multimillionaire and former hospital chain executive chose to enroll in the taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan offered by the state of Florida.
Scott is among nearly 32,000 people in state government who pay relatively low health insurance premiums. It’s a perk that is available to high-ranking state officials, including those in top management at all state agencies. Nearly all 160 state legislators are also enrolled in the program that costs just $8.34 a month for individual coverage and $30 a month for family coverage.
Brian Burgess, a spokesman for Scott, confirmed the governor and his wife are enrolled in the state health insurance plan, but refused to discuss why Scott signed up. He called the governor’s health care coverage “private matters.”
The health insurance coverage provided to Scott used to be free for top state officials until 2010. Rank-and-file state workers pay $50 a month for individual coverage and $180 a month for family coverage. Married couples working in state government also pay the same amount as Scott and legislators.
Florida has one of the highest uninsured rates in the nation, according to data released last year by the U.S. Census. Scott and other Republicans have been very critical of the health care overhaul signed by President Barack Obama that is intended to increase the number of Americans with access to health insurance. Before he ran for governor, Scott ran a group called Conservatives for Patients’ Rights that ran television ads criticizing the health care overhaul.
Florida is one of more than 20 states suing to have the health care overhaul declared unconstitutional. In the last few months Republicans in Florida have rejected millions in federal aid that is tied to the health care overhaul.
Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, says that Scott is “entitled” to enroll in the state health insurance plan. But she said he shouldn’t be fighting to keep other Floridians from getting access to health insurance coverage.
“I wish every Floridian had the same opportunity,” Rich said.
Rich is one of 40 state senators who are enrolled in the state health insurance plan. A spokeswoman for the Florida House confirmed that 112 out of 120 House members are also covered by the state. Many state legislators have acknowledged that they enrolled in the state plan because it is cheaper than obtaining coverage elsewhere.
The state is projected to spend $2 billion during its current budget year to provide health insurance coverage. Most of the money spent on state worker health insurance coverage comes from taxpayers and not employee premiums.
The governor earlier this year asked lawmakers to approve an overhaul of the state’s health insurance program that would force all employees to pay the same premium amount and to cap the amount of health insurance coverage provided to state workers. But the plan was not adopted by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/10/2353255/scott-getting-low-cost-health.html#ixzz1UlZIafM5
How typical. Terrible for thee but not for meeeeee!
Hawaii is calling my name….
would love to visit.
Looking at that list, I was reminded of the conclusion of a recent study, that the higher your level of education, the more likely that you are a Democrat. Almost all of those top Dem states have some of the top universities in the country. The R states—–not so much.
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