Congratulations @JohnKerry. And, I'm sure the good people of MA will not elect NRA Grade A gun totting misogynist Brown to the Senate.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 21, 2012
Congrats Lootenant! I’m right behind ya.
Congrats Bobfr and Yardarm.
Weigh anchor and lets get this vessel underway.
Brown just came out for Assault weapons ban, Rush is pissed.
When he endorses Planned Parenthood, vows to pass VAWA, insist on equal pay for women, and endorses gay marriage, I’ll begin to be concerned about his being a viable candidate ….
I am for Teddy Kennedy Jr!
Highly likely he will be the next Senator from MA …
I really don’t think so. I just heard Bob Shrum on Rev. Al, and he has a good clear analysis of the race. Brown is not a shoo-in, at all. Shrum said he can’t get above that 47% mark…..if he was a shoo-in he would be at least at 50 now. He has name recognition, that’s all. Remember that the “generic” Demo is never strong. Larry O’Donnell also has a clear analysis, and he knows Massachusetts well. He has very sound reasons why Brown is not a likely winner. Let’s not give in to the right hype that Scott will return to the Senate. I for one will donate to whoever runs against him too.
People have not forgotten the kind of race Scott Brown ran against Elizabeth Warren, and he was mighty nasty at times, so that poll showing him leading means NOTHING.
I live in Massachusetts and I agree with your statement. When Brown was elected before, he was fairly unknown. People know him better now and like him less.
2nd? Third? Tenth?
CNN LIve is carrying it, as well. Perhaps others ….
December is turning out to be quite an exciting month for political junkies.
And somewhere John Boehner is on his 3rd fifth of scotch.
Sources to @DanaBashCNN: President Obama meeting with Sen Majority Leader Harry Reid right now.— Jessica Yellin (@YellinCNN) December 21, 2012
Administration source WH weighing scaled down fiscal cliff deal-
This would be fine with me!
Merry Christmas to all… http://t.co/6PxeruVz— April (@ReignOfApril) December 21, 2012
soooo.. that’s my cue to bring this over from the last thread…
Awesome. I shared it on FB; it has me laughng and crying at the same time. Precious.
PBO on the way to the briefing room probably muttering ''these trifling mofos get on my last damn nerve''— Ken (@Kennymack1971) December 21, 2012
well, that’s what i’m muttering after hearing the pundwits chime in immediately after pbo completed his presentation. the fact is, the rethugs are holding the nation hostage, for nothing but their political games–to replace boner with can’t-er. that’s all it is, and they’re willing to raise taxes on everyone to do that. the president was amazingly pleasant considering what had to be going through his head (probably exactly what ken here wrote).
It seems like our President doesn’t get his Christmas vacation.
I’m furious about that. I think maybe he can get four days in Hawaii, but he’s clearly going to be in Washington some time after Christmas Day. After four years of stellar work, after a gruelling campaign, and after working fairly to negotiate a deal with a bunch of fools – he doesn’t get a vacation. The GOP, on the other hand, have worked 30% of the time, are insane, and have already gone home for the holidays. Life is not fair.
As long as POTUS and his family spend Christmas together they will be just fine. Going to Hawaii would have been great, maybe they can go later. This really makes no sense at all because a deal could have been work out if this President was dealing with any Republicans with any dam sense.
They’ve left for Hawaii.
Yes! I’m late to the party, but that was the news I’ve been waitin’ for!
Finally! So glad to hear that!
Shorter Pres. Obama to congress: Drink some egg nogg, eat some christmas cookies, eat some pot brownies, get laid. Aloha!— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) December 21, 2012
You should take those tweets of yours and turn ‘em into a Comedy Central holiday special! You’re so funny.
Dear NRA, this is not, nor has ever been what a Mortal Kombat character selection screen looks like: http://t.co/iDOHBUh3— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) December 21, 2012
Mark Kelly: "Gabby and I are extremely disappointed by the NRA's defiant and delayed response…" bit.ly/WBlS5t via @thehill— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) December 21, 2012
Once again, the responsible adult in DC, President @BarackObama, attempts to govern for the benefit of ALL Americans. GOP, not so much.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 21, 2012
Whoops! There it is. I bet nothing is gonna happen until the new congress. I’d be very surprised if it does.
It sounds to me that the President is saying that he’s done more than his share toward compromise and he’s not going to budge.
And I’m sooo happy he took no questions from those stinking piles!
Good, strong, sensible statement by PBO. Wake up Washington and try having as much sense as the American people. I’m sick and disgusted with Boehner and his asylum crew for spoiling the president’s chance to have a real vacation with his family. Frankly, I hope every hard-headed GOP Congressman has a dark cloud hanging over his/her head on Christmas. Time for the Ghost of Christmas future to visit every House Republican’s fireside. I don’t have as big a heart and as generous a spirit as PBO. They don’t deserve a ‘merry’ Christmas.
Right there with you jackie.. sick to death of them.
Right you are JackieG…Their infantile behaviour sickens me to the core. God bless our big-hearted
President, who has the most generous spirit I have ever seen.
Yes, jackie, it’s that old sick joke come true in the House of Representatives: the inmates are running the asylum.
Salazar announces milestone on McCoy Solar Project, caps strong year 4 renewable #energy dev on public lands on.doi.gov/WxFPua— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) December 20, 2012
RT @HelenLOHara: British news is covering the NRA response to Newtown and has had to clarify twice that what they're showing is not a spoof.— (@daveweigel) December 21, 2012
Dear @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi your top priority must be protecting Americans from the #GOPTaliban. Here's how bit.ly/Wvzr2M TY.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 21, 2012
Shorter Pres. Obama The Hangover style: “Too-Da-Loo Motherfuckers!”
WH: In the evening, the First Family will depart the White House en route Honolulu, Hawaii.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 21, 2012
I did not see this before I posted my comment. Glad they are going, but sad that PBO will only get to stay a short time because of these Repub. assholes.
slideshow from first family’s last christmas in hawaii
That pic of him holding the newborn and Michelle looking on is one of my faves.
I’m so glad they’re going, but it’s going to be very hard for him to pull himself away to fly back to deal with more nonsense.
He needed the rest badly. I’m so mad about this. I hope he can squeeze in some rest time in January.
And I would not put it past the Repubs to have the disruption to President Obama’s xmas vacation as an added incentive to refusing to deal, to make him have to return to try again to get some kind of solution with the idiots.
But, you know, he is not at all a vindictive man, but in a way I guess he might enjoy the heck out of dragging their sorry asses back to DC, especially they thought they were going to get away with it. Never, I repeat, NEVER underestimate Barack Obama. Love you guys. I’m around, in and out, finally got my tree, just a lttle table topper this year, instead of a 9 footer. I realized I am just too tired to unload all those boxes to deco a big tree. The little one I can manage. Maybe.
A good idea that works for me, Pamela, if you don’t want to decorate the 9-footer: Use blue Christmas lights on your tree, and when they’re the only lights in the room, they remind ya of being in the forest on a wintry night. (That’s what I tell everyone, when they ask “Where are your ornaments?” Ha!)
They are going to Hawaii, I’m so glad to hear that. I just did my little happy dance.
Emos exploding on Twitter. Luckily, I shall be at a Xmas party this evening.
What on earth are emoprogs exploding about now?
About SS cuts. Silly bastards.
I didn’t hear the President say a word about SS cuts. The emoprogs just want something to whinge about.
what are they so excited about now…they always seem to be having a temper tantrum…and why do the WHPC always shout out at PBO at the end of a press conference….geeee
What PBO basically said is: “grow the fuck up and do your jobs!.”
So sad that he said that “he will see you next week”; no Hawaiian vacation to get away from these fools.
'Do They Know It's Christmas?' sounds better than 'Are Starving Africans Adequately Aware Of Western Seasonal Customs?'— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 21, 2012
So is Cory Booker actually going to challenge Lautenberg for his seat?
He’s apparently doing the ol’ exploratory committee route now. I’m so not interested in Cory Booker. I like him, but I keep expecting the fakery to emerge, while realizing I could be wrong. It’s a quandry. (Like he cares what exploring my thoughts would uncover!)
THAT WAS FAST: WH says First Family leaving for Honolulu at 7:15pm.— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) December 21, 2012
Aloha, First Family of Obama’s, God Speed, and may you have angels all around your while you rest for a while. Thank you and God Bless you all. You have brought so much joy and light to our country. Merry Christmas!
And the world! Happy New Year, too!
I know Pres. Obama is leaving for Hawaii tonight, but he also told the press corps “see you next week” because congress is coming back for more negotiations and McConnell is staying in D.C., so I guess it’s going to be a short vacation for him?
sounds like it. he is so strong and so kind and generous– and so tired. i hope he’ll take another vacation in january.
Probably red-eye Christmas night, ut
Will be back on the 27th.
A lot of the Press Corp will probaably travel with him on his vacation.
Oops, meant “probably”.
This is a devastating setback for Mark Knoller who had planned to count how many helpings of dinner and rounds of golf the President had during Christmas vacation.
You’re probably pretty close to the truth, here.
My fear is that republicams will plot a new plan “B” for next week and pass it, so they’ll put the blame on democrats for going over the cliff. I hope democrats don’t have any illusions and don’t believe ANYTHING that Boehner or McConnell are telling them behind the scenes.
I don’t know he does it, but I am glad he’s the leader of this country. He just keeps going and going and going day after day.
The hardest working man in D.C. RT @markknoller It'll be Pres Obama's first vacation trip since last Christmas in Hawaii.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) December 21, 2012
Hey TOD, don’t forget that tonight, TNT will be broadcasting “Christmas in Washington.” at 8PM ET / 7PM CT. The First Family will be present.
Thanks, ut – I missed that airing, but it’s replaying at 11PM ET / 10PM CT tonight. Merry Christmas!
So, I’m on vacation next week, and I’ve decided to watch my first 3D movie, “Life of Pi”. I pretty much watch anything by Ang Lee.
Heard it was great.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Home from work and the start of 2 weeks off. Much needed and lots to do.Feels good to have a break now. I missed so much today! What a busy Friday it was. So glad that the First Family is off to Hawaii to get some rest and relaxation and some down time from those jackasses in the beltway.
Have a wonderful vacation!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello everyone – made it to December 22 in my world (9.40am) – I just watched the video on the last thread on PBO running for the senate – what is wonderful – he hasn’t changed his ideas – he has done everything with the help of the people & little help from the party – or from Washington. For all those people screaming for change in Washington – they surely got it – a man who has more family values and love of the American People than every last member of the GOP put together.
That video shows so clearly that “what you see is what you got”. What an amazing, remarkable man – his absolute best is yet to come – it will be spectacular. The families of those wee children who died, just a week ago, will marvel at what PBO achieves – I hope it will help their effort to keep living amid the deepest of sorrow.
Isn’t this the truth—–
RT .@shushwalshe Leaving Newtown after being here all wk + I see the fiscal cliff squabbling through new eyes. It's so so small.— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) December 21, 2012
That’s essentially what POTUS keeps saying. After all the tragedy last week, shouldn’t people be feeling a little chastened?
NRA spends 66x more on lobbying than @BradyBuzz. For each RETWEET, we’ll donate $1 to support gun law reform (up to $10k until 12/27).— Kenneth Cole (@KennethCole) December 21, 2012
|Live | Awaiting the First Family’s departure for Hawaii – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Forecast for Dec 22 – Mostly sunny – Hi 81°
AF1 readying for departure. Live http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml Aloha to the First Family and Merry Christmas!
New details emerge about gunman in Conn. school shooting: apne.ws/XWnIJv -CC— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2012
Is Senator Innouye’s body traveling to Hawaii tonight, as well? Someone mentioned that there’s a ceremony tomorrow that the President might attend?
Unknown, but possible. Of course, is the Senatira house and burial ground near the President? On the same Island, etc?
So, the President says we are going to have to find common ground and the Emo Pigs interpret that as caving on SS.
At this point, I am not sure who is worse, the Emo Pigs or the Baggers?
Don’t they look happy!!
They sure do.
They were beaming!!!
Well, that contraceptive issue has reached the Supreme court.
One thing about conservatives, they suit everything they don’t like.
Meanwhile, state legislators, like Florida and Michigan pass unconstitutional bills all the time, no challenges from the left. Why?
Sessions compares last-minute vote on deficit deal to ‘Communist Russia’
By Ramsey Cox
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) compared a rushed vote next week on a “fiscal cliff” deal to “old Communist Russia.”
“We do not need to have a serious matter involving more than $1 trillion of taxpayer money dropped on the Senate next Thursday without time to read it, without time for the Congressional Budget Office to score it and rubber stamp it like old Communist Russia,” Sessions said on the floor Friday evening.
They don’t quit talking shit do they?
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