Hi omf! Congrats on first!!
Awww look at that precious little one!
yeah, Dudette, looks like we are the only ones here for now
I’m watching the video and crying. Having a hard time typing…
I am in tears too. Mostly out of joy knowing that so many people will not have to suffer so much any more; or even go bankrupt because of sickness.
Absolutely. Thanks to President Obama.
Affordable Care Act: Hope Delivered for USW Families: youtu.be/a8SiheO7XlQ Thank you .@BarackObama on behalf of all Americans. #Obama2012— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 11, 2012
Wow, thank you, Dudette. Little Travis’s story has me still crying. We can not turn back. Our president has done so much for us and for all the little Travises in the country.
Wow what a touching story of what the Affordable care act will mean for many americans
What a beautiful baby!
I see it’s gonna be another one of those ‘Wait up!’ days, CC. (Good) Thank you……I think.
For media team sharing-
As we commemorate lives lost 9/11, I’m reminded of other plotters ag/US .@McConnelllPress .@EricCantor .@johnboehner tiny.cc/2vbhkw— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 11, 2012
Good Afternoon, Os: I am getting ready to see President Clinton. I am not really excited about this event. The main reason is that I don’t trust him. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn’t muck it up. The other part is purely generational. I never got the excitement about him. Those women who say ‘he makes you feel like he is talking you only’ – were just wishing he would jump on the ‘naughty mat’ with him. LOL
Chips, if I take pictures I will send. I will report later but it will be pretty late. Gotta catch up on today’s readings before heading out. Have a good day!!
Have a good day yourself. Give old Bill the benefit of the doubt going in – ‘he done good’ last week – and cross your toes that he has the experience to know that between now and November he has to use his diplomacy as well as his oratory.
BTW – Did I even say ‘Good Afternoon, Chips & TODville’? Sorry…
Starting over .. “Hellooooo you all! It’s great to be with you this sunny, yet cool afternoon! Hope you are taking care of yourselves as we roll towards THE DAY.”
Hi vc! Good to see ya!
Hi, Dudette! Always feels good to reach ‘home’.
Direct tweet from the President today:
As painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with the lesson that no act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for. -bo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2012
What a classy and decent human being.
Wow, this says it all in under 140 characters. Magnificent.
PUTTING A HUMAN FACE ON THE BENEFITS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – “TRAVIS”
OMG, that has to be one of the most effective ads I have ever seen on the Affordable Care Act. Brilliantly produced and extremely informative. It gets the job done perfectly in less than 5 minutes. I certainly hope this ad gets the widespread attention it deserves. Anyone watching this and hearing Mitt Romney say that if he were elected on day one he would repeal Obamacare should be horrified. The man is morally bankrupt. All Americans (including the folks who hate President Obama) deserve quality and affordable health care. And thanks to President Obama that is now a reality.
(including the folks who hate President Obama
You’re very generous !!
I agree. That was a beautiful story. All Americans need to see it. How anyone could watch without tearing up I don’t know.
Obama/Biden 2012 (and a strong Democratic majority in Congress)
That is one powerful video! What a contrast with that Republican ‘ACTRESS’ talking about breaking up with PBO. There you have a stark difference – one campaign needs actors while the other can show real lives that are (not) being impacted! Seems such an obvious choice to me.
Can’t find the GOP ACTRESS ad and Dudette already tweeted today’s real people @ #8 above.
Gallup: Obama approval holding at 50%; Obama up one against Ronmney, now leading by six: gallup.com/home.aspx— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 11, 2012
Gallup has fallen and bumped their head. I’m sure they will “correct” themselves in short order.
I’ll take it while we have it if for no other reason because its got Romney and his ilk shaking in their boots.
I always find this anniversary wrenching, and devote the morning to remembering. But then I need something more lighthearted to lift the sadness, and found the perfect thing!
PBO’s team is so on its game! Love this article about setting expectations for the debates, and how Romney has already lost.
“And in a particular stroke of expectations-setting success by Chicago,The New York Times reported that aides are concerned about Obama’s tendency to “procrastinate.”
If the trend continues, Romney may need to do handstands on stage to make in impression, while the president will win simply by keeping his shirt on.”
The last line is too funny. Once again Team Obama makes the Romney campaign look like utter amateurs who are not ready for prime time.
Reading the comments on that one makes me wonder how delusional those Romney supporters have to be to think that President Obama is afraid of his record over these past four years, while their candidate never mentions his time as governor or the taxpayer bailout that actually saved the Olympics. One simply has to shake one’s head.
Theo, the comments were unreal. One guy said he’s never seen the president without a teleprompter. Where has he kept his head the last four years—oh never mind.
The whole teleprompter nothingness is the stupidest thing a person can actually say out loud. It’s like complaining about a clock, demanding that people tell time by using the sun. Or not wanting to turn on a light bulb, for fear that it’s somehow the devil’s work. Or saying that we shouldn’t have telephones, because if a person can’t hear you when you shout at him, then you shouldn’t be trying to speak to him (regardless of whether that person ins on the other side of the world or not). To rail against technological advances, and praise someone for speaking without a teleprompter – even when they’re actually uttering words written by someone else – it’s just plain stupid.
President Obama is an Emmy-award winning, best selling author. He wrote most of the most critically acclaimed speeches in his life – including the first speech that the national audience first heard from him. He’s the President. To whine about teleprompters is just stupid. There’s no other word for it.
Hey middle class. Want a 'change' ? Then vote rethug. http://t.co/YCdpS9sw— (@amk4obama) September 11, 2012
Say what? Now Paul Ryan is also a mountain climber? dld.bz/bMvfM— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) September 11, 2012
Spooky amk, I was JUST reading about that! This guy is seriously scary.
The most coreless, valueless, greedy duo thugs ever to run for the highest offices in the world. Pity the world’s oldest democracy had to come this.
@ebertchicago Typical narcissistic pathological liar that @RepPaulRyan.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 11, 2012
Paul Ryan’s desire to be such a He man reminds me of Putin’s antics.
This is actually too funny. And the clarification from the Romney campaign is priceless, too. I’m beginning to think they know they’ve already lost.
This guy is just a sick fool. He has lying down to a science.
This man is sick and it’s scary to me that he is in Washington…he can not be the VP…Lord please this sick man can not be the VP.
Obama appoints as many women judges in one term as Bush did in two thkpr.gs/S85qS9 #fem2— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 11, 2012
Expect Gallup to fix these disturbing trends next week #Obama2012 twitpic.com/atk7y4— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) September 11, 2012
Wow, just Wow! I love that ad as well as the speech at the Dem Convention with the little girl’s mom speaking about lifetime caps.
Good morning/afternoon to Chips and all TODers. Be joyful, grateful, peaceful, and give as much encouraging words and actions to others as they come into your space.
I am grateful for Chips.(((((((((((((( Thank you for all that you put into this space, Chips.)))))))))))))HZ
WELL, THAT WAS EASY.
———-BRUCE BRALEY USES PRESIDENT CLINTON’S DNC CONVENTION SPEECH IN A CAMPAIGN AD
————————-TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON MEDICARE. NICELY DONE!
“Brass” — Braley for Congress
which state does he represent?
Polls Show Voters Believe GOP Intentionally Stalling Economic Recovery. bit.ly/swZlb5— FactsAboutRomney (@FactsAboutMitt) September 11, 2012
Damn. I retweeted it before checking that this is a November 2011 poll/article
@whpresscorps Even you should get the vast difference between youtu.be/a8SiheO7XlQ & youtu.be/gCTGJDrHr9w It ain't a game cc: @davidaxelrod— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 11, 2012
@davidgregory Even you should get the vast difference between youtu.be/a8SiheO7XlQ & youtu.be/gCTGJDrHr9w It ain't a game cc @JoeBiden @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 11, 2012
A BRILLIANT MUST READ POST FROM ‘THE PEOPLE’S VIEW’ ON OBAMACARE
Mitt Romney Takes the Bait on Health Care
Why did Mitt Romney do it? Why did he just get himself dragged into exactly where the Obama team wanted him on health care? There are a million reasons, but none more prominent than the Democrats’ well-done convention last week. Democrats at the convention took pride in our president’s accomplishment, ensuring that once and for all, affordable health care became a right rather than a privilege for those who can afford it. Democrats at the convention took pride in the sacrifices they made to ensure that families would no longer have to live one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. President Obama took pride in doing what was needed to be done, damn the political consequences.
Democrats at the convention broke with the conventional wisdom that President Obama and Democrats will dare not run on health care reform, the President’s crowning achievement. They turned the table. They challenged the Republican agenda of returning us to the days when children born with a medical condition could not get coverage, when the cancer treatment for a little girl had to be cut short because her insurance plan reached her lifetime cap, when seniors had to choose between buying their medicine and buying groceries.
While the Republican Party was obstructing, delaying filibustering, sabotaging, and taking hostages, President Obama and the Democrats were trying to govern and improve the lives of the American people. Fast forward to the election and PBO and the Democrats have a positive story to tell in spite of GOP obstruction. The record of accomplishments is enormous. And what does the Republican Party have to offer the American people = nada, bupkis, zilch, nothing, zero, a blank.
@MartinBashir On 10Sept2012 #BirtherMitt denigrated President Obama's faith tinyurl.com/c4qb6ak He's disqualified & a disgrace to America.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 11, 2012
Why the economy might not sink Obama: The major economic indicators are at least headed in the right direction… pwire.at/RIoXrX— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) September 11, 2012
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
Say It Ain’t So: Fox News Sick of Romney (VIDEO)
By Shannon Barber
The unthinkable has happened: the right wing propaganda machine posing as a legitimate news outlet known as Fox News seems to have grown tired of Mitt Romney’s crap. In an interview with Romney’s policy director Lanhee Chen, Fox’s Gregg Jarret appears to be frustrated as the Romney representative once again refuses to give details on the candidate’s proposed tax plan. The campaign has consistently been vague on the question, and it continues in this interview.
Here is some of the transcript of the interview:
As Malcolm X said, “If you’ll stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything”. They are realizing that substance DOES matter. Whomever wins in November will actually have to govern. And when there are no policies on the table from Romney, then even the fools are forced to admit that there’s only one man ready to govern. And despite their reluctance to admit reality into their formulations, they know that they are safer, more prosperous, more hopeful and more free under President Obama. For sure, the GOP are the party of no ideas.
MIAMI — Former President Bill Clinton is starting a two-day Florida campaign trip for President Barack Obama with a speech at Florida International University.
The Obama campaign says the appearance Tuesday at the Miami university will focus on economic issues. Clinton is set to make another appearance on Wednesday in Orlando.
Florida is one of a handful of swing states considered key to deciding the election between Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama himself spent two days over the weekend campaigning in Florida. Florida has 29 electoral votes and Obama carried the state in 2008 over John McCain.
Democrats say turnout is one of the keys to winning the Nov. 6 election. South Florida’s three heavily-populated counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach include many reliable Democratic strongholds.
Here we go with the- Robney getting ready to speak to thousands of National Guard Troops, blah blah blah.
Look, while it is nice, he is Not there, on their behalf!
so true! do you think they realize he is using them, jovie?
President Barack Obama greets family members and survivors from the attack during the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, on September, 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia
Aw, look at that little rosebud in the pretty white flowered dress perfectly centered in that photo. Adorable. She’s looking so intently at our amazing President Obama.
Has the article in Vanity Fair about the President been discussed here already? i thought it was wonderful, makes clear what an uphill slog President Obama has faced. I don’t know how he manages to continue the pace. He does have that family, his superior intellect, and the ability to stay calm–all of which work together to keep him on track. I suspect Romney would go to pieces if he were President. Right now today, I am certain President Obama will be reelected.
He also knows that he’s on the right side of history. His North star is faithful.
This iconic picture not only puts a human face on the tragedy, but also, reiterates to us that each person killed belonged to someone – a mother, a father, a son, daughter, wife, husband, sister, brother, child. One sunny day, their world changed forever. And the world came out to support them.
We can’t ever forget that there are real people who just got up to go to work and get on with their day, and they weren’t expecting to live through such an unimaginable horror. This is true of the victims and of the survivors and family members. Truly heartbreaking.
HHS: Health law saved consumers $2.1 billion on premiums bit.ly/TGWc5b— TheRittenbergReport (@TheRReport) September 11, 2012
Yup! I am one of those consumers, amk. Thanks to Obama Care, my senior supplemental health insurance premium went down $58 a month. That’s a saving of almost 12%. This year I will have an extra $700 that would have gone to pay for health insurance. Plan to use for a vacation.
The Washington Post on the DNC’s focus on veterans: OFA.BO/KGS7h4— M. Naz (@Mozi_N) September 10, 2012
Victim of Recession Explains Why We’re Better Off after Four Years of Obama
Under George W. Bush, in September 2008, the U.S. was in a financial panic: the economy was shrinking rather than growing; we were losing jobs by hundreds of thousands per month; corporate profits took a dive; household wealth declined sharply; foreclosures were escalating; investment banks were failing; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, and the groundwork was being laid for Bush’s $700 billion bailout of the financial system.
Under Obama, in September 2012, the U.S. economy is recovering: the economy has grown for 39 straight months; we’ve added jobs for 42 straight months; the stock market has soared since the day Obama was sworn in; US manufacturing is growing; corporate profits set record highs; farm profits hit record highs even in the midst of a drought; financial firms made more profits under Obama than during eight years under Bush.
I’m one of those millions of Americans who lost his career, his savings, his credit rating and his house in the economic collapse. I’m one of those under-employed Americans working two jobs to try to scrape by. And I can tell you, even from the vantage point of the bottom of the barrel, things look much better under Obama than under Bush.
@chucktood The #RomneyRyan ticket summarized: A greedy outsourcing liar & a narcissistic liar who plotted the destruction of a President.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 11, 2012
WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans are pushing for votes in Congress to block the Obama administration from waiving some provisions of the nation’s landmark welfare-to-work law.
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said Tuesday they plan to use a special procedure to force a simple majority vote in the Senate, where most legislation requires 60 votes.
A law called the Congressional Review Act allows lawmakers to overrule administration regulations, requiring only 51 votes in the Senate. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the waiver plan is a regulation subject to the law, but the administration disputes that.
The administration says it will not waive work requirements, only bureaucratic barriers keeping states from putting more welfare recipients to work.
So much hate for our President they don’t even care that Republican Governors want the waivers.
If even one Democrat votes with the Republicans on this, I’m going to see red. They have taken a thoroughly debunked lie and are now wasting tax dollars, once again, to pursue legislative action instead of focusing on jobs. And the irony is that their actions are actually going to prevent a 20% increase on jobs for welfare. They need to go.
Yo @MittRomney you're the draft dodging #ChickenHawk who's surrounded himself with a bunch of #NEOCONSTER flunkies. You have ZERO 9/11 cred.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 11, 2012
Draft dodging cowardly creeps like mittbot and war criminals like darth cheney talking about 9/11 ? The sheer hypocrisy enabled by msm.— (@amk4obama) September 11, 2012
New post everyone:
Romney’s health-care dither
By Eugene Robinson
To review, Romney was for Obamacare before he was against it before he was for it again, except the keystone element that makes the rest of Obamacare work, which he developed and implemented but steadfastly opposes.
Hold it — breaking news; this just in: After the “Meet the Press” appearance, a Romney aide clarified that Romney didn’t actually intend to guarantee that people with preexisting conditions could get insurance. Rather, he would somehow encourage the free market to provide such coverage — even though, as anyone with diabetes or kidney disease can attest, the free market does no such thing.
My advice is that before making a serious attempt to understand what Romney might actually do, make sure your health-insurance policy covers whiplash.
What a video about the you boy. If you have an heart that would touch it.
Oh, the Teachers Union got offered a 16% increase in pay, they said no, they want 35%!
Starting not to like this Teachers Union!
Helllllooooo O’s a reflective but still great getting up day in TOD city. It’s good news that things are looking up for the children in the Chicago School system. It’s good news that PBO is so much the leader this country needs. It’s good news that TODsters are like the big ol’ family at a holiday meal. Lots of laughs, the occasional flare-up, but in the end a ton of fun.
My political take today is there’s much gnashing of teeth, denial, blame gaming, and general depression on the right wing sites I often visit. They never liked him anyway and now they are trying to make the best of it, and it ain’t pretty. They’re turning on each other with the “I told you so”. The only thing that’s keeping them together is their need to see PBO out of the White House.
Travis and his family’s story had me in tears. All I can say is “Travis, I got your back.” It is you who I will carry in my heart when I cast my vote for President Obama and all those Dems down ticket. I want you to grow up and grow old.
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