358 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama statement at 1:30 ET”


  1. December 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    • 2 hopefruit2
      December 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Congrats Bob and mary1 on first place :)

    • 4 a4alice
      December 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      thanks bob. I didn’t know about @AnneOnymou670. followed her!

    • 5 proudmemberofglobalzero
      December 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Congrats on first Bob! Happy New Years Eve to all! I am on my way to work and will miss the statement but, like me he is tired of all the rumors and tweets saying he caved when he did NOT! I have called my reps and Senators. On hold for over 40 minutes to the tan man and had to hang up. Bob…hit the media on their fail again! I un-followed quite a few today.

      I will be back at ten then toasts with my family. I don’t know if I will be able to type after that. I am using my hubby’s net book because my laptop needs repair.

    • December 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you hf, Jackie, Alice & proud!! Happy New Year!!

      #TrustBarack

    • 7 Betty Deitch
      December 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Why not let Bush tax cuts expire? 5 mins. after midnight U.S. government can print/send unemployment checks. Also if the Republicans don’t mess with the middle class tax cuts, can we give a little on their tax hike? Can these be possible last minute solutions?

    • 8 Betty Deitch
      December 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Why not let Bush cuts expire? 5 mins. after midnight the U.S. government can be printing/sending out unemployment checks. Also if the Republicans don’t mess with the middle class tax cuts, we can give a little on their tax hike. Can these be possible last minute solutions?

    • 9 0388jojothecat
      December 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Happy New Year Bobfr…..You are Person of the Year on TOD and Tweeter of the Year. You are a fierce warrior, so glad you are on OUR side. Can’t wait to see your great work in the coming years.

  2. December 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Nope, congratulations Bobfr!

  3. 16 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Once again, the adult in the room has to step in.

  4. 17 FiredUpInCA
    December 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Happy 2013 everyone. A toast: to better days.

  5. 19 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    We just have to get a little Crazy:

  6. 26 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Snuck in a new thread I see. No problem. I bend like a tree in the wind! :-)

  7. 30 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Had to send joy some love

    • 31 hopefruit2
      December 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Well, based on what Jovie posted on the previous thread, she seemed to be repeating Jonathan Chait’s crappy accusatory drivel aimed at the President. I hope Jovie misinterpreted what she actually said because I didn’t see the segment.

    • 35 cookemom
      December 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      I don’t care what nobody says, she is solid! Not one person can link to anything she’s said today or any day that casts any doubt on her allegiance. She’s asking questions of her guests in her capacity as a fill-in talk show hostess.

      • 36 Nena20409
        December 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        Hear, hear. Asking questions are what Real Journos should do. The answers could be problematic. Asking questions are what a well informed populace needs.

      • 37 hopefruit2
        December 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Well I’m providing TWO links to stuff she posted on Twitter along the same lines: Any talk of DEMS “caving” is just plain counterproductive in my opinion.

        • 38 cookemom
          December 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm

          Hopefruit you could probably find a link to something Michelle said about PBO that you’d find offensive. I don’t think there’s a soul alive who can pass your standards when it comes to PBO. That ain’t all bad, but realistically folks are allowed to be supportive and opinionated at the same time. I guess I have a different level of tolerance, it’s all good though.

          • 39 hopefruit2
            December 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

            Sorry cookemom but I see strawman arguments in your comment.

            Ms. Reid is using the EXACT rhetoric – demeaning and inflammatory rhetoric that is specifically and exclusively reserved for PBO and Democrats whenever negotiations on ANY legislation is taking place. I (and many others) have condemned firebaggers, emoprogs for using that kind of language about “Dems Caving.”
            So your bringing up of all kinds of irrelevancies about “my standards” is simply a distraction from the issue at hand.

            • 40 cookemom
              December 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

              Happy New Year hopefruit! I don’t do strawmen or snowmen. I don’t entertain the negative and I don’t really care about who says what about what was said about who. I don’t cyber-argue, nor do I spend time (especially as I welcome in the new year), resurrecting old dead horses only to continue to beat them over and over and over and over and over again. So I made a comment that I felt Joy was solid. She is in my book, in your book…. perhaps maybe not so much.

              I’ve yet to read a post from you about anyone who meets your standards. Big deal, I was only to try and point out that it is not surprising that you would have found a link to show what a emoprog she really is. We differ, will most likely continue to differ on this, but it’s still all good. I’m just not that invested in proving points is all. I gladly concede the last word on this topic to you. Gotta get back to my dancing.

              • 41 hopefruit2
                December 31, 2012 at 5:07 pm

                Happy New Year Cookemom!

                My bottom line: If someone behaves like an emoprog, I will treat them as such. If Michelle Obama starts tweeting in public forums that PBO is caving to Repubs, gives away the store, needs to grow a pair…I will dub her an emoprog.

            • 42 Chi
              December 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

              For what it’s worth Hopefruit, I completely get and fully support your stance…

              This idea that we continue to settle for and deem acceptable, the persistent negative narratives that have not only crept in, but seem to have stuck – and become acceptable – and now largely and unquestionably tossed about whenever events triggered by the GOP, but facilitated by President Obama in his capacity as President arise…

              As impressive as Joy Reid has been in her role as pundit, she won’t be the first to straddle the fine line of President Obama and Democrats as the convenient and easy target of her effort to impress her bosses to keep her gig…

              ‘Opinions’ are all well and good, but not when they are disingenuous, gratuitous and feed into a dangerous meme that essentially perpetuates a lie that diminishes a very hardworking President and absolves the very obstructionists and their enablers who effectively hamper progress…

              Again for all the ‘oh gee lighten up, people have opinions’, I bet there would be quite the outcry if these ‘opinions’ were ever made about oh say certain other well-marketed people in politics…

              • 43 nathkatun7
                December 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

                You are not alone Chi! I also agree with, and support, Hopefruit’s stance.

              • 44 hopefruit2
                December 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

                Thank you chi for supporting me and doing so very eloquently. I agree with all the points you raised. I find it a bit hypocritical that I’m accused of being a staunch Obama supporter who thinks he can do no wrong, by people who seem to hold essentially the same positions about certain media figures!

  8. 46 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm
  9. 51 Bill R.
    December 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm
  10. December 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm
  11. 58 Judith Fardig
    December 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Tweet @McConnellPress and @GOPLeader and @SpeakerBoehner to put country first for a change and pass a deal to put #middleclassovermillionaires #dontdroptheball The poor folks on UI need this to happen, and the rest of us will need to have President Obama’s back with our emo friends.

  12. 62 debz
    December 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Being just a middle class person who doesn’t want my taxes to go up, and wants UI extended, it doesn’t bother me if the number is 250 or 400. Even my non political husband says he figured a compromise would be $500,000

  13. December 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  14. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    December 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Note for MSNBC: If Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) is the only one left at Capitol Hill but the interns, please drag an intern before the camera. Similarly, if Chris Cilissapissa is the only newsy type left on an MSNBC set, please go back to airing endless holiday versions of Lockup all afternoon. Thank you very much. #MutingAndGaggingOverHere

  15. 77 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Who me worry?

    • 78 vcprezofan2
      December 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Pl-e-e-ase, Cookem, NOT THAT ONE! That one sticks in my head. What have I ever done to you? /covering ears/

      • 79 cookemom
        December 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        LOL!!! If I’m going to dance myself silly, then I’m taking you all with me. Hold hands now, it’s over the cliff we gooooooooo!!!

    • 84 jacquelineoboomer
      December 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Anybody know who’s in the audience? They’re clapping and cheering at various points. Love it.

      • 85 Japa21
        December 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        More importantly, for us unable to watch, what is he saying?

        • 86 jacquelineoboomer
          December 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm

          Appears agreement is within sight … they are close … but not done.

          • 87 Alycee (@jazziz2)
            December 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

            Repubs are intentionally dragging their heels so that there is not enough time for PBO to hop AF1 and see the new year in with his family. They will cut off their nose to spite their face…

            • 88 jacquelineoboomer
              December 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

              Drama is all the Repubs have. They’re all play acting at doing what’s right for the country, so it’s par for the course.

              No Drama Obama is happily winning, while Repubs are behind the curtain, changing out of their clown costumes so they can join Boehner at the club tonight.

        • 89 FiredUpInCA
          December 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

          He said even if there’s a deal today if the Republicans think they’re going to shove more spending cuts down…then he stopped himself…if the Republicans think they’re going to shove more cuts, they’ve got another think coming.

          Every cut has to be balanced with revenue. Period. That’s his bottom line.

      • 90 sherijr
        December 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

        Jacqueline… I was supposed to be in that audience today- but too sick to attend… so I can tell you it was an audience of people invited for their emails/letters regarding what a $2000 tax hike would mean to them. I knew he had something good on for today- and he had good back up with him :) soo wish I could have been there.

  16. 97 yardarm756
    December 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Boss man is digging in his heels. The line is definitely in the sand.

  17. 99 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    PBO should throw a New Years Eve party for “everyday people” and really PO the rwnj & newstainers!

  18. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    December 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    “If I don’t see you … if I don’t show up at your house … I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year.” — President Barack Obama

  19. December 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm
  20. 111 Lorraine
    December 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    President Obama sounded very upbeat! I’m so happy for him, but more importantly for our beloved Country. I hope Secretary Clinton is getting better, I’m for her complete healing in Jesus in matchless Name, Amen!

  21. 114 debz
    December 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Saving the child tax credit and student loan credit is a good thing

  22. 118 Bill R.
    December 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Nice crowd there….. cheering the O-man while he thrashes the Bonehead Rs

  23. 119 Ladyhawke
    December 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    David Waldman ‏@KagroX

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    Please proceed, Congress.

    ———————————————-

  24. 121 jackiegrumbacher
    December 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    May I just simply say that I love our president–his intelligence, his humor, his cool and his relentless determination to do right by the middle class. He’s not rolling over for anybody. He is 100 percent in our corner.

      • December 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

        If we overcame this, we can overcome anything.

      • 125 isonprize
        December 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        Hey, Mary. You called?? :lol: :lol:

        • 126 isonprize
          December 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

          My smilies are there re: my screen name. NOT the content of the video!!

          The content of that video reminds us how far we have come and how far we have to go.

          On the last day of 2012, it is VERY hard to watch that video. But watch it we must, because if we aren’t careful, there are elements of this country that appear to be more than happy to send up back to that hateful time in America.

          I mean, really, Gov. Corbett, in PENNSYLVANIA, kicked poor children of all ethnicities, CHILDREN, off of Medicare. It’s not a firehose, but it’s just as cruel.

          • December 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm

            :) You’ve got the right way of thinking!

          • December 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm

            I posted the video because I wanted to remind myself of some of the terrible things people in this country have overcome in my lifetime. When I read these folks that want it all right now, and I see how the people fought and strove for every tiny step forward – the right to sit at a lunch counter! – how they got what they could but never gave up pressing for what should be theirs, it makes me want to smack someone. And I’m not really much of a smacker usually. But I also see that and realize what a short time it was between those pictures and our beautiful President’s reelection. You’re exactly right; we’ve come a long way, and we have a long way to go.

    • 129 susanne
      December 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      yes! and we are in his!

  25. 130 Vicki
    December 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    A happy and energized President!!! Cheers and love in the room. I trust and love Barack obama.

  26. 131 hopefruit2
    December 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    PBO asked collegekay to marry him! I hope I get an invite to the wedding.

  27. 135 hopefruit2
    December 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm
  28. 137 Nena20409
    December 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    TJ Holmes is In the House for Tamaron Hall. Love his voice. Go, go go, TJ, Go!

  29. 138 Nena20409
    December 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Saturday….TJ. Sunday….TJ. Monday, New Year’s Eve, TJ. I hope he get a gig at MSNBC. That will be fantastic.

  30. 142 hopefruit2
    December 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    But but but Jonathan Chait told me….

    • 143 Ladyhawke
      December 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Ok, which lazy gasbag pundit, do nothing GOP member of congress or rwnj will be the first to say that President Obama has poisoned the well by speaking so frankly about where we are and how we got here? Meanwhile, the GOP can disrespect PBO and call him every name in the book without a peep from the media. They obstruct, delay, filibuster, and sabotage everything he has tried to do for the country. But the moment that President Obama tells the American people “A BIT OF TRUTH” the GOP gets their feelings hurt. Oh the horror. Did you hear what he said? They can dish it but they can’t take it.

    • 144 debz
      December 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Interesting that earlier today Sargent wrote about how the president “caved,” channeling Chait.

  31. 146 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I looooooooooooooooooved that fiscal cliff briefing. Pres. Obama was on his game from start to finish and the GOP and media are dumb if they think a huge number of Americans aren’t paying attention to who the real obstructionists are.

    I believe Pres. Obama just had a “Please, Proceed Republicans” moment.

    • 147 COS
      December 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      You are right UT. I really enjoyed the presser. There was no doom and gloom anywhere in sight. He clearly had a lot of fans there. :)

  32. 148 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    YAWZA!!!! Stopped dancing long enough to tune into TJ after all. Can’t…catch…my….breath….and….it….ain’t….the….dancing. #meow

  33. 150 hopefruit2
    December 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I see on Old Orange they’re still having a major meltdown on PBO’s statement. These people are simply idiots. And I’m beginning to suspect that a large minority of them are actually closeted Republicans and Romney voters.

  34. 154 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Awwwwwwwww — rwnj congresscritters are upset because PBO was smiling. Boo fucking hoo…

  35. 155 yardarm756
    December 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    • 156 Ladyhawke
      December 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Here’s more….

      Noam Scheiber ‏@noamscheiber

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      I’m rapidly developing new respect for WH strategists. MT @sahilkapur GOP leadership aides saying Obama presser harmed prospects for a deal

      ——————————–

      • 157 yardarm756
        December 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        Anything that gets their skivvies twisted is all right with me. And it they don’t do it right, look out for the veto pen.

  36. December 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm
  37. 159 yardarm756
    December 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  38. 160 Don
    December 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Of course the one time I go outside for some fresh air I miss the President’s statement.

  39. 161 carolyn
    December 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Loved the president’s statement! Loved his reception…..so glad the WHPC critters weren’t there to ask their stupid questions. He really co-opted the Republicans…..they are now totally in a box. Do they realize what just happened? He’s out in front of them, and he’s mopping the floor with them!!! Woohoo!!!! All the while smiling, laughing, making jokes, being his own wonderful self looking out for us. I loved it when he said, “Not as long as I’m president, and I’m going to be president for four more years, and the crowd cheered. What do the Republicans have to offer?????

  40. 162 squarepeg
    December 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm
  41. 167 4morefor44
    December 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    if anyone here contributed money to dailykos during their “membership” drive….SHAME ON YOU!

    what a disgusting cesspool of racists, and anyone still reading/writing there, you really should stop immediately. that place needs to disappear. we’re more likely to win the House in 2014 without their “help.”

    • 168 cookemom
      December 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      So why visit the site? How ’bout just putting them on ignore? It’s like, ‘I hate (insert pundit), but I follow him/her on twitter, got him/her on my dvr, and read every word he/her writes on-line. Gosh I really, really, hate (insert pundit), can’t wait to tell the TODsters how much I hate (insert pundit). btw, I visit the site and enjoy some of what I read there.

      • 169 4morefor44
        December 31, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        i hardly ever visit the site. usually only when someone leaves a link here that seems interesting and I click to it. i see the other headlines then and spend 2 minutes scanning the comments, and cannot believe how much everything is geared toward obama-hate. i too dislike when people do what you described and i wasn’t doing that – in order to help democrats win the House in 2014, i’m trying to get people to stop giving clicks to that place. dailykos is hurting, not helping president obama or democrats win elections. they’re so far off the charts in how much obama-hate is allowed to flourish there, that i now wonder what the true purpose of that place really is.

    • 170 jackiegrumbacher
      December 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Contribute? Ha! I was glad they were running out of money and couldn’t press the delete button fast enough. Annoyed me that I asked to be taken off their list two years ago and they’re still e-mailing me.

      • 171 0388jojothecat
        December 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        I wouldn’t give them two cents. They were all gung ho Obama most of the year. Things are back to their normal. Obama hate fest. Can’t wait until Stephanie Miller and Randy Rhodes are back this week.

    • 172 Arnie
      December 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      I’ve had it with that place. It’s much nicer here, and at The People’s View.

  42. 173 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I agree with these tweets by Chuck Todd. The end is near.

    • 180 Nena20409
      December 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Is TJ a MSNBC Anchor? I would love it to be so, very, very much. What do you know? Please make my New Year a pleasant one, pretty please.

  43. 182 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    • 183 yardarm756
      December 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    • 184 Nena20409
      December 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      I am hoping that that is a photoshop. I must confess that I loved it. I love for it is exactly how I feel about these fatuously wicked bat poop in congress: namely, John the weeper Boehner and Mitch the turkey McConnell. Love it. It cracked me up……the type with the middle finger.

  44. 185 Don
    December 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I didn’t hear or see the presser but from what I read President Obama must have dropped the mic and left the stage once again. I think President Obama held his tongue for four years just to get some shit done, but now he’s unrestrained and shits about to get real for the Republicans, and not in a good way.

  45. 186 Japa21
    December 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Booman has a good take on what is happening:

    The floated deal provides a LOT that we would not otherwise get, yet I am still not sure that the White House expects it to pass, and a big part of Obama’s appearance this afternoon was about making the Republicans look especially bad and petty if they do not agree to a deal. Basically, the president said that a deal was almost done and that their were only minor, insignificant things left to resolve. He taunted Congress, calling them totally ineffectual and openly laughing at them. This led, inevitably, to a bunch of butt-hurt tweets from Republicans and Republican aides about how Obama was “moving the goalposts” and trying to “sabotage a deal.” Yes, getting them to write those tweets was part of the plan to maximize how bad the GOP will look if they don’t agree to a deal.

    In other words, the president promised more than had been agreed to and dared the Republicans to blow up the talks. He can live with the deal he outlined, but he can live without it, too.
    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/12/31/143358/21

  46. 187 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  47. 196 Ladyhawke
    December 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    GOP RESPONSE TO PRESSER PROVES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S POINT.

    By Steve Benen

    ————————————-

    Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the brief remarks was the Republican apoplexy that followed. Apparently, the president’s tone hurt GOP lawmakers’ feelings — so much so that many Republicans are now arguing that a fiscal agreement mail fail because Obama made them feel bad.

    Seriously. That’s what they’re saying. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on the Senate floor that the president’s tone represented “heckling,” and as a consequence, he “lost some votes” for a compromise deal. Soon after, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also said Obama was too mean and made Congress feel bad.

    Just when you thought watching Congress couldn’t be any more painful, lawmakers find a way to make the institution look a little worse.

    —————————————————–

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/12/31/16270289-obama-a-deal-is-in-sight-but-its-not-done?lite

    • 197 jacquelineoboomer
      December 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Oh, I really have been trying not to waste a good cryin’ song on Baby Face Corker, the Weeper of the House, Big Mess McCain, or any of the others, but here’s one for ya, Republicans:

      • 198 cookemom
        December 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        hahahaha! Now that’s a good one too!!

        • 199 HZ
          December 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

          Jacqueline, that is so good. I had to rush and take another pill. Lindsey, Corker, McCain had a real meltdown after seeing POB with the people supporting him. The people really should their support, and the Clowns got real angry seeing this love.

          Heck, by the time I reach midnight out here on the coast, I will be feeling no pain at all. Thanks for the song, Jacqueline. You helped me.

          Now Sen. Lieberman is on praising the president. I know Lindsey, McShame, and a Corker Popping will not be getting Joey a retirement gift now.HZ

          • 200 jacquelineoboomer
            December 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm

            Keep Calm and Carry On, HZ! (Loved your * … and Corker Popping will not be getting Joey a retirement gift now” – Ha!

        • 201 jacquelineoboomer
          December 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

          :)

      • 202 yardarm756
        December 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        Beautiful!

    • 204 anniebella
      December 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Hay John McCain how did you, little Lindsey and that Ayotte chick treat Amb. Rice? Was that mean and disrespectful.?

  48. December 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I had to break my Twitter silence:

  49. 211 Don
    December 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I’m ok with whatever bill President Obama puts forth, I could care less about those mealy mouth Democratic congress people that do nothing but sit back and talk shit while President Obama does all the heavy lifting.

  50. December 31, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  51. December 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Well, good afternoon, everyone!

    Seems like Pres. Obama again failed to live down to the expectations of the Purity Left or the Outraged Right. Of course, we knew he would do his thing, but it’s always amusing to witness the gnashing of teeth.

  52. December 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm
  53. December 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    So tired of so many pricks tellin’ us to go off the cliff…like it’s some goddamn ride at Disney Land.

    Let’s admit, folks, a great deal of the left would rather score political points than help out their fellow man. They say, “don’t worry, we’ll work things out at the beginning of the year…” just as they say, “YOU CAN’T TRUST REPUBLICANS!” So, all of the sudden, with no deadline, we should automatically believe the Republicans will have America’s best interests at heart and do everything Obama wants – from tax increases to unemployment benefits to other spending. Remarkable.

    I still don’t think a deal gets done, unfortunately, because the one Obama is floating is very one-sided – and it isn’t on the conservative side, IMO. I don’t see how it passes the House – but if it does, Obama will have pulled off a fantastic magic trick and should be applauded by progressives from keeping the economy tanking and getting a majority of his tax increases.

    • December 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      I understand your concerns. And a deal will be done. But the thing is, Apocalypse doesn’t take hold at midnight. The cuts don’t all take effect at the stroke of the clock. So there’s even time after the “cliff” for a deal to be done. Stay calm, carry on, and bhliain nua sásta!

      • December 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        I think we’ll get a deal, but it’s not like the Republicans are magically going to become better compromisers after we go over the cliff.

      • 222 jackiegrumbacher
        December 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        LL, the people truly at risk are those two million on UI who don’t have the luxury of waiting a couple of weeks or a month for a paycheck. If only that fix could be addressed, everything else could take longer. A small increase in taxes is nothing compared to the plight of the unemployed who often have no other sources of income. These are the people currently living in fear that tomorrow will bring them a very bleak new year.

        • December 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

          Of course, the GOP cares nothing for these folks. The next 2 years will produce nothing legislatively. We have to work as hard for 2014 as we did for 2012. Nov. 6 was just one battle. The war continues until the GOP is broken and unable to do any more damage.

  54. December 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm
  55. 227 a night owl
    December 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I guess Republican whiners in Congress don’t remember what happened when Newt Gingrich complained about his seat in Air Force 1 during the budget showdown with Clinton:

    Gingrich was widely lampooned for implying that the government shutdown was a result of his personal grievances, including a widely-shared editorial cartoon depicting him as a baby throwing a tantrum. Democratic leaders, including Chuck Schumer, took the opportunity to attack Gingrich’s motives for the budget standoff. In 1998, Gingrich said that these comments were his “single most avoidable mistake” as Speaker.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich#Government_shutdown

    Please proceed, congress critters…

  56. 228 Dakota
    December 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD Family!
    Just enjoying everything that went down today! Our President is brilliant…and I am enjoying the way he gloats. What a bunch of snot-nosed bedwetters! You have no one but miserable selves to thank for this!

  57. 229 susanne
    December 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    apologies required immediately from these people. no exceptions, no hedging.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/people-who-thought-hillary-clinton-was-faking-her

  58. 230 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    PBO dirves them Crazy:

    • 231 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      December 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Wow cookemom. I love this song but this is my new favorite version of it. Never heard/saw it done slow like this before. Thanks for posting.

  59. December 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Both sides(Firebaggers/Tea Baggers), look like they are competing with each other, who can get more attention.
    However, their are a lot more Democrats, like POTUS, that sound sensible.
    It is interesting, if the President wants, he can scuttle any bill by just speaking, they hate him so much, that when he speaks, they shun him.

  60. 233 donna dem 4 obama
    December 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    HELLO TOD!!!

    Well again the best President evahhh has the Repubs right where he wants them…Scratching, Whining and Crying on their way to vote to raise taxes on the wealthiest of this Nation. ;)

    Also, Dailykos, Huffypuffy and Twitter folks who think they know how to be President better than the real President (I blame reality tv shows) can take a seat and watch the master at play.

    I started drinking my Moscata wine at 12:00 this afternoon and am feeling pretty good knowing PBO is in charge!

    • 234 cookemom
      December 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Hiya Donna O!!! I’ve been dancing all day long cause I know that we got the guy in charge who says, Let’s Get it On:

    • 236 yardarm756
      December 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Go on with yo’ bad se’f! :-D

    • 237 nathkatun7
      December 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Great to hear you are feeling good on New Year’s eve, Donna! Thanks for sharing Nina Simone! She was so special.

      Happy New Year! Thanks for all the wonderful work you put in to help re-elect one of the greatest Presidents in my lifetime.

  61. 238 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    THIS.

    • 239 FiredUpInCA
      December 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      President Obama is the first person in history, from either party, to get Grover Norquist to break his own tax pledge. That is a huge victory.

      The fact that Grover is now on record for supporting Plan B–a tax on millionaires–is monumental. Now future Republicans can say ‘well even Grover broke his own pledge’ the next time he threatens them.

      In their never-ending quest to find betrayals, some ‘progressives’ completely miss the astounding victories of this President.

  62. 240 yardarm756
    December 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Dedicated to the rwnj’s in congress.

  63. 245 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Now this one I believe…

  64. 246 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Krystall Ball just called it “Cliffmas Eve”

  65. 247 kasai
    December 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Dedicated to Everyone here. Happy New Year!! ~Much Love~ Kasai
    (((((CHIPS)))) You’re Simply the Best

  66. 252 susanne
    December 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    anybody know if the first lady and first daughters are still in hawaii?

    here’s what’s happening on the north shore: giant, pounding waves. article contains a clip of the beach scene:

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/20441264/high-surf-warning-issued-for-north-facing-shores

  67. 253 Bill R.
    December 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  68. 254 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Here’s what they do.

    • December 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Really, the hairstyles in the 70s were criminal.

      • 256 cookemom
        December 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        Hey now LL! I used to wear one of those. Even for my wedding. Who knew the style would change, and I’d be captured for all eternity with a ‘fro in my wedding gown. Still, I wouldn’t change hide nor hair, just for the memories alone.

        • December 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm

          LOL. I was a kid in the 70s. My mom would buy me the most hideous tops. But I know what you mean about never thinking anything would change. When I went through my b-boy phase in the early 80s, my mom would always ask if I would wear sneakers with fat laces for the rest of my life. I defiantly said “YES”. Ah, youth.

        • 258 0388jojothecat
          December 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

          In the 70′s I wore the afro double buns on the side, wore kickers, dashiki’s, watched Soul Train every Saturday to learn the new dances for Saturday night.

          • 259 cookemom
            December 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm

            oh boy, you had it bad. The short skirts today don’t have anything on the miniskirts we wore. I had some platform shoes that were higher than stilettos. Don’t get me started on all of those psychedelic colors and patterns.

  69. December 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Good afternoon, TODville.

    I guess I better watch PBO’s statement again because I really didn’t find any of it particularly taunting or disrespectful. But maybe I’m just inured to that kind of thing since it comes from the RWNJs 24/7.

  70. 261 dotster3
    December 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Here’s a reminder of some great great great happy news!

  71. 262 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Bob Cesca gets it.

    • 263 anniebella
      December 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      One thing about it President Obama is the President of the entire country and he must do what is best for the entire country, not just the ones who want to go off the cliff.

    • 264 nathkatun7
      December 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Bob Cesca has common sense. People who think the President caved must not be unemployed. Without a deal, the unemployed people, who are already stressed for not having a job, would be the first ones to suffer.

  72. 265 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    They don’t know who to take him. PBO derangement syndrome:

  73. 266 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  74. 268 desertflower
    December 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I’m lost. MSNBC says we’re going over the cliff….

    • December 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Well, they got it from the horse’s mouth:

      A notice from the House Majority Whip’s office indicates Republicans have no plans to hold a vote on any Senate-passed legislation to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

      “There will be a Special GOP Conference Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in HC-5,” according to the alert. “Immediately following Conference tonight, roughly 5:30-6:00 p.m. we will have our first and only vote series of the day on suspensions.”

      To translate, the House is only planning to vote on a handful of scheduled, non-controversial measures this evening. They plan to leave tonight whether or not the Senate passes a bill to avoid the expiration of the Bush tax cuts at midnight.

      • December 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

        So what exactly does this mean? Does this mean that today’s negotiation was a waste of time? I can’t get anyone to explain it to me. Anybody?

        • December 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm

          Unless this is another badly played hand by the House GOP, yes, the negotiations were a waste of time. The social malpractice of Boehner & Co. is beyond infuriating; it borders on the seditious. They’re doing everything in their power to make people suffer because we re-elected Obama.

  75. 273 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    • 274 hopefruit2
      December 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      So John Boehner has broken his word – AGAIN. He said less than 48 hrs ago, that he was just waiting for the senate to pass a bill and then the house would pass whatever the senate passed.

      Will the MSM hold Boehner accountable for repeatedly going back on his word?

  76. 275 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    To which PBO replies:

  77. 276 Bill R.
    December 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Bonehead said they would vote if the Senate sent them a bill. Apparently that was a lie too.

  78. 277 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Oh well, everybody hold hands. NBC/MSNBC says no House vote tonight! We’re going over! :-)

  79. 278 dotster3
    December 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    No deal because Repubs are throwing a tantrum and stomping their feet because PBO too upbeat and those people laughed at them. What a bunch of juveniles and what a load of BS!

  80. December 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Get used to it, kiddos. This is what the next 2 years will look like. So, if you thought now was the time to stop donating to the Obama Victory Fund or DCCC? Wrong! It’s even more important now. The electoral map favored the GOP after the 2000 redistricting, and we still took back the House in 2006. We can do it again.

  81. 283 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    No House vote tonight so hang in there. We’ll fall slowly together:

  82. 284 desertflower
    December 31, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I hear you. If this is American Exceptionalism, they can have it! We’ll never be exceptional with incompetent fools in office!

  83. 285 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Fear Not, Good Citizens! :-)

  84. 289 desertflower
    December 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Wonder what LOD will say tonight…is he even ON tonight? Someone should Tweet Boner…YOU LIE!

  85. 291 idon
    December 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    PBO’s news conference this afternoon can be summed up with this to the GOP “how you like me now?” Loved it.

  86. December 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm
  87. 293 Bill R.
    December 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Since we have a New Congress sworn in on Jan. 2, what happens next? The Rs approval rating has to go down another 10 its at least.

  88. 294 FiredUpInCA
    December 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    The post-election good news just keeps coming for the only President since Dwight D. Eisenhower to receive 51% of the popular vote twice.

    “In a fitting coda to 2012, we’ve learned that the ratings for rock-ribbed conservative Sean Hannity cratered after Barack Obama won his second term, with viewers tuning out the Fox News Channel talk-show host in droves.

    According to Nielsen numbers, Hannity lost around half of his audience in the weeks after the election…

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/sean-hannity-big-loser-2012-election-article-1.1228269#ixzz2GfPGIvll

  89. 295 squarepeg
    December 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  90. December 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    And, as noted yesterday (and more than verified today) ….

    They never learn …

    #TrustBarack

  91. 297 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm
  92. 298 mtmarilyn
    December 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I really hate the msm, pundits, emoprogs and repubs. They are all a$$holes!!!! This place is the only place I can stay without throwing something at my TV and I don’t want to ruin my TV.

  93. 299 dotster3
    December 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Really need Bashir back too. Replacement refs lacking on msnbc today.

  94. 302 yardarm756
    December 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    OT!

  95. 305 sjterrid
    December 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wanted to wish chips and everybody here at TOD a happy and healthy New Year! Thank you for being a great place to come to share our love and respect for the president, his administration; and for spreading the truth and fighting back on twitter and other social media outlets.

  96. 306 dotster3
    December 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Seeing a bunch of tweets on updates to Hillary’s health—blood clot in space between brain and skull, behind right ear, drs. say she is making great progress and expect a full recovery. No stroke.

  97. 312 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Tweetage at cookemon’s suggestion

  98. 314 dotster3
    December 31, 2012 at 5:07 pm
  99. 316 hopefruit2
    December 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    MSNBC seems giddy at the prospect of going over a fiscal cliff. They are seeing this as a damn game. Not caring a shred about actual people whose lives are significantly and negatively impacted. SMH. PBO and the American people will be the victors in the end and MSNBC will have EGG on their faces.

    • 317 dotster3
      December 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      And there’s Ezra and Sam Stein who never pass up an opportunity to throw some more cold water on PBO—–Ezra saying Obama gave a “jerky” press conference today. They’re both absolutely terrible——doomsday gloomers. And there’s msnbc airing a clip of Corker piling on, saying Obama lost a lot of votes with that press conference, not his, mind you, he’s not that kind of guy—he votes on the substance only—-oh gaggy gaggy gag—-but then goes on to slam Obama some more for being normal and pleasant, I guess, which really irritated Corker’s Repub buds. What a crock all this is.

  100. 318 hopefruit2
    December 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm
  101. December 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. Thank you Chips for your wonderful job here. Be safe all and Peace!!

  102. December 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Looks like Boehner is sticking around.

  103. 322 Eveingeorgia
    December 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    @Japa Here’s my question: Why does PM Carpenter sound so agitated with PBO? He was complaining again, today. What? Is President Obama not fitting into his script? He seems so impatient with him already disappointed. Never expected this from PMC.

    • 323 Betsy
      December 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      I noticed that too, disappointing…

    • 324 hopefruit2
      December 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Like most of the left media who fall squarely in the 1%, he doesn’t want to see his taxes go up. That’s where the agitation is coming from. Not from the other issues that they pretend to be concerned about.

  104. 325 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Bonehead tells his caucus to hang around or just Stay:

  105. December 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I AM LIVID! HEY PROFESSIONAL LEFT, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOT YOUR SLAVE!!!

    4 years into Pres. Obama’s presidency we have had far too many unfortunate occasions to see the vile bankruptcy of the noisemaking Emotional/Professional Left play out over and over again. But nowhere has this kneejerk tendency to second-guess or downright racist thrash the President been taken to more absurd levels than this year-end macabre spectacle we’re seeing unfold vis-avis the fiscal cliff.

    Yeah yeah I know, Dailykos always sucks. But today it was an orchestra of Left blowhards from the entire left media — print, online and blogsites, that sank to their ready racist playbook of hurling personal insults at the competence & humanity of this President.

    It is so predictable it makes me literally sick. But today it cut me even more especially when you realize that this President has gone this entire year without a vacation just so he’d fight indefatigably for the thankless job of leading this country. And fight he did with so much heart and administrative brilliance that left these same left blowhards speechless.

    To see Dailykos go from diary upon diary waxing poetic about Obama’s unbelievable win and the superlative skills of his campaign crew, and on and on and on to the vitriol today is whiplash-inducing. Just last week they finally came around to seeing the strategic brilliance of Pres. Obama’s 2011 debt ceiling negotiations. Kos himself keeps churning out article after article about one mind-blowing angle of the elections and campaign after the other.

    But today, there could be no more bumbling idiot, traitor to the American Middle Class/poor than this same President. From Jonathan Chait to Ezra Klein to Jed Lewison, Slinkerwink, BrooklynBadBoy, PM Carpenter, Kevin Drum et al. How could both statements be true? Of course not. What we are seeing once again is the fundamental bigotry of the Professional Left to ever see this President as anything other than their janitor and at worse, their slave. yes I used that label because that is the perfect description of their downright disrespect for him.

    They never demean Clinton who actually BETRAYED their very core policies, in the same way. Naw… he’s a hero, but Barack Hussein Obama? He’s at best a bumbling fool who’s hellbent on delivering the head of America’s 99% to his Wall Street cronies. And at worst he’s supposed to be an evil traitor and insulted in the most racist terms.

    You know, if I were President Obama, I’d quit, take my family very far away from this godforsaken country. But I’m not him. He’s a bigger person than I am. His sense of mission is nobler than I will ever summon. So all I can do is defend him anyway anyhow, and wherever. I have been deleting followers like flies from my Twitter Timeline. I can’t stand it

    Yeah…As Ryan Lizza sums the whiplashing Left’s behavior within minutes, in a tweet;

    Old CW: Obama Caved! New CW: GOP got Rolled!

    • 328 jackiegrumbacher
      December 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Zizi, DKos needs money. I believe the word went out that trashing PBO was the way to raise cash. They’ll find out soon enough that Hannity’s fate awaits them–people will start leaving in droves. Why they think the world needs another hate site is beyond me, but they must have brought out their little calculator and figured it would attract advertisers. Frankly, I don’t care what happens to them, although going down in flames would be nice.

    • 330 sherijr
      December 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      I said ‘fuck em’ to dkos long ago.. they ARE a mess of dysfunction and yep racists & whackadoos. Heres a very good thing to keep in mind: Senator Obama diaried twice on dkos.. and then he didn’t come back- I believe he had their number from the get go & gave them a chance.. an opportunity. They failed. He didn’t ;)

    • December 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      PM Carpenter? Really? God, that’s disappointing in the extreme. The others I expect it from, but he always seemed like he knew what PBO was doing.

      • December 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Yep I got mad after automatically retweeting a tweet of his only to click the link and found his creed against Pres Obama on his website. I told him I regretted retweeting reading the link. Then promptly took him off my TJ

    • 334 hopefruit2
      December 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Excellent Comment zizi.

      Many of these bloggers, limousine liberals, cable TV pundits are themselves part of or trying to gain entry into the 1%. They serve the EXACT same interests of the Republican party despite pretenses otherwises – line their personal pockets with as much money as possible, everything else be damned.

      And as you said, the race factor is alive and well. When Ezra Klein refers to PBO’s presser as “kinda jerky” you can imagine what he’s actually thinking but can’t say.

      • 335 Chi
        December 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        It not only sickens me, but it infuriates me to no end…

        I live in the San Francisco/Bay area and last night I’m coming home from mass and turn on the radio and it’s this guy Karel…

        Some call him liberal/progressive, I think of him as a slimy, twisted, racist opportunist…but he is indeed very much a diehard PUMA…

        He’s just so besides himself about Hillary being admitted and goes on to say how she must recover fully because she has to run for president and win in 2016 to ‘show President Obama how it’s done’…He then goes on about how President Obama has failed at everything and his ‘many expensive and unnecessary wars’ at ‘the expense of poor Americans who continue to suffer at President Obama’s hands’..

        He fields a call from some guy I suspect is a Ron Paul/libertarian who reminds him of Hillary’s hawkish reputation, war votes as Senator, push for war with Iran and tacit support for the NRA as Senator…

        Karel flips out, oh that’s just because she’s a great politician, that’s what she has to do…

        But shortly after that, he again begins to rant about the NRA and how President Obama has refused to do anything even as he ‘sits idly by and lets people die’…He then declares President Obama a ‘prostitute’…

        It is these harmful voices in the media singing for *their* supper to the detriment of *our* democracy, that will be the undoing of our country…

        I called the show and told the lady screening the calls that Karel does himself and Hillary Clinton no favors with his blatant disrespect of President Obama while talking up Hillary…

        This sort of rhetoric only engenders fury, deep resentment and works against his preferred candidate for 2016…and no, playing music by black artistes, gushing about and taking up for random black celebrities and causes, do not distract from the glaring disrespect of President Obama…

        There won’t be a Barack Obama on the ballot in 2016 to help rally racists for the cause…

        I know that he is very good friends with Gavin Newsom …and I know that someone has to know how much this hurts Democrats and know to seriously nip this stuff in the bud or else…

        I followed up with an e-mail to which he responded with the expected amount of defensiveness and precious little else…

    • December 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      They think it is OK to be vile and nasty and disrespectful to president Obama because they wear the Liberal moniker. Some of their nastiness is no different than the GOP/TeaParty they often have the gall to chastise. I saw that at DKos done religiously, a main reason why I left and have have never been back. But again, you are right, it is not just DailyKos. Many of these people who can’t hold a candle to this president feel the need to disrespect him. I don’t have problems with criticism, but the tone and like you point out their disrespect for him is galling, truly.

      • 338 hopefruit2
        December 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm

        I’m noticing that MSNBC is increasingly like that. Now since the election they’ve surpassed FOX in relevancy, and they seem to think it gives them a carte blanche to disrespect this President and their entire morning programming (on any given day) is unambiguously anti-Obama, and neutral towards or pro-GOP.

    • 339 nathkatun7
      December 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Great comment, Zizi! I am so sick of these spoiled so called progressives. These people do not have to worry about food and shelter. I bet you none of these holier than thou critics of the President are out of jobs and have to rely on the meagre unemployment compensation to stay afloat. Without a deal, millions of Americans will not receive unemployment benefits, starting today. I used to respect PM Carpenter but something happened to him after President Obama won re-election. He seems to have decided to join the emoprogs. In any case, I am sick of all the people you listed who think they know better than President Obama.

    • 340 prettyfoot58
      December 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      I agree with your words of wisdom…

  106. 341 yardarm756
    December 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I love Rep Israel(D-NY) remark on MSNBC: “You can’t negotiate with skid marks.” I wonder what that could be?

  107. 342 desertflower
    December 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Remember this?? More “somebody hurt my feelings so we’ll screw the country” h/t BJ

  108. 344 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm
  109. 345 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  110. 346 Dudette
    December 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Revvie Awards now (Rev Al Sharpton – Politics Nation – MSNBC) :-D

  111. 347 99ts
    December 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    GM from down under everyone – seems while I was sleeping it was shown yet again that they GOP likes to dish it out but can’t take it – everyone said option C was to cry – seems that they got there.

  112. December 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    So, the Republicans are now demanding that in order to pay for the Medicare Doc Fix, where Doctors get paid more for medicate services, through cuts to obamacare. Got that?
    Oh, and did I mention, that democrats are fighting for Doctirs getting higher pay, and that is a Republican constituency?
    Look into my eyes, deeper, deeper, you are now a wackjob Republican, now wake up!
    Yikes!

  113. 350 utaustinliberal
    December 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  114. 351 susanne
    December 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    the ten dumbest things fox news said about climate change in 2012 (and they are reeeeeeeallly dumb)–

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/31/10-dumbest-things-fox-said-about-climate-change/191859

  115. 353 susanne
    December 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    what’s on your menu for tonight? we’re having wild salmon, corn bread, dark greens with garlic, with a nice pinot. dessert: fresh shortbread with blueberries, and prosecco. :)

    ‘ For centuries, people all over the world have noshed on certain foods that are thought to bring them luck on New Year’s.’

    http://inventorspot.com/articles/you_are_what_you_eat_new_years_36086

  116. 354 cookemom
    December 31, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    House in recess until noon tomorrow. Senate still expected to bring something to the floor tonight (CNN)

  117. December 31, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Happy New Year – good health to TOD in 2013. Hang in there – our President has got this. It’s a confusing day and I do not plan to freak out – I will wait until I hear what’ happening from PBO. I think he has handled this brilliantly. Screw the emoprogs, GOPers and anyone who does not support PBO wholeheartedly through these negotiations. Turn off the pundits, listen to those we’ve always known make sense (Steve Benen) and let’s hold hands while we get through this. Keep dancing – we’ve done a lot of work in 2012 and need a little celebration with our loved ones tonight.


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