Congrats. Worth staying awake for?
He did it. One more down.
That’s MY President, babeeeee!!
FIVE TODobots crossing the finish line at the same time! Woweee! That’s a good example of a mad rush. Now that the vote is over I can go to bed. Oh wait, AFTER I’ve listened to PBO.
veshi is pretty good in calling out the thugs and the grover fucking norquist.
Yes, I don’t remember his always being so supportive, but he definitely has been in recent weeks – enough for even I to notice – which is good. Think he just couldn’t take the silliness any more, like the rest of us.
so proud of our president.
is he going to speak tonight?
President speaking at 11:20pm ET
That is worth staying awake for! And it’s only 9:23 here.
Can’t tell time. 11:14 now.
Wonder what’ he’s been doing today? I’m tired. The Obama/Biden team must be tired too. This has been a long day. Or should I say a 🐝n day?
PBO to make a statement. Make the statement, sign the damn bill and take off for Hawaii, Mr. President.
Good Evening everyone. Maryl1 congrats on 1st. AMK you are still Up?
It just became a VERY good evening! Thanks, Roberta!
President Obama making statement at 11:20 ET
thanks chips. i’ll just sneak out and start cooking supper~
Love that picture of POTUS. That look on his face is probably what he was going through watching this vote.
Love the way he is sipping that shake or whatver it is.
Get ‘em Pres. Paul Ryan voted for this? Do tell.
He wants Boner’s job?
Kantor didn’t vote for it.
I still have some sparkling wine left over from last night. *clinks glasses with TOD Family*
Cheers to our phenomenal team of President Obama, Vice President Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid…. and I’ll even throw a kernel of recognition out to McConnell and Boehner.
Now, to wait for my President to comment. All is well. *sips bubbly*
Well, Boehner bent over and took his whipping. Cantor is sitting in corner sucking his thumb.
VaHoo! Onward, Forward, Yes! We! Did! All hail to the Chief! PBO, you da’ MAN! now, get yo’ tookas onto that plane and go HOME!
Pamela – Is it totally confirmed that the President is going back to Hawaii? Please say yes.
I can only pray, JO’B, and I am praying for it to be so. I do not know.
We’ll both pray. He deserves a rest so much.
Pamela, honey!!!! Our prayers and candles worked!
Yes, they do Pamela and JacquelineO. We put them into our space, and move with the beauty of our collective powers to stand with our president and VP.
My candles and prayers are always moving into my space. We are going to make this.HZ
My new favorite picture of him!
How many favourites do you already have, Dudette? ‘Fess up.
Congrats on 1st Mary!!!
Dear @SpeakerBoehner Congratulations on leading the historic violation of the 'Hastert' Rule & placing Country before Party! cc @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Wonder how many of those Senate Rs (and Sanders) who voted yea are surprised Cantor didn’t prevail
I’m exhausted and must.go.to.bed. BUT FIRST I MUST hear POTUS speak
Kudos to boner to standing up to his crazy nutball caucus. All puns unintended.— (@amk4obama) January 02, 2013
See Bohner, act like a real congressman and you will get Democrat support, wasn’t that painful was it.
Just think what ELSE we could accomplish if we had more votes like this? This blocking of bills for even coming up for a vote on the House floor has to stop. Time for the dysfunction to end.
Thank you for the link – I am so slow at finding anything on the intertubes
SENATE AND HOUSE VOTES ON THE FISCAL CLIFF DEAL
**************** SHOULD BE POSTED ON THE FRONT PAGES OF
******************************NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
Every American should know how their representative voted on this deal.
LOL!!!!!!! Love the pic of PBO. So appropriate
Where is UT?
I think the hangover’s finally hit her. Or she has a hot date. I’d prefer the latter.
LOL! I think I just spotted her on Twitter.
Waiting for our wonderful president. Might as well finish off this glass of wine while listening to my president.
Remember to gather the beautiful things that you want in your space and move FORWARD with them. We are moving on with our POTUS. Enjoy each moment because this will be a long journey, but when the TOD family travels together, we will make it. This will be a long four years, but some great and tough moments with our beautiful leader. HZ
It goes faster with friends. 😍
Lovely, HZ. We will travel together. Some of us may need a designated driver tonight, after getting through this House vote! Happy New Year!
Yes, Jacquelineoboomer. Together we shall. I just finished off a bottle of my favorite. Appt. with cardiologist tomorrow, but blood work was done last week. No, it is red and he gave permission. I do not like red that much, so we found a taste that I can endure under.
Enjoy your evening, Jacquelineoboomer. I am not using the car tonight. Cozy at home. You are so thoughtful, Jacquelineoboomer.HZ
As are you, HZ. Goodnight.
THIS—> RT @joanwalsh: Nancy Pelosi is still the House Speaker, when it comes to votes that get things done. Weird.— J-San (@lawdood) January 02, 2013
Chips, is this a picture of the President drinking the GOP milkshake?
Yes it is Hope!!
You are “bad” Chips!!
Victory is OURS….
Go finish your vacation, Mr. President. You certainly deserve this and those to come?
Love you TOD for keeping us posted. Never ate so much popcorn in my life!
Dragging over from the “Waiting” thread….
okay, 2 questions.
1. What is the reconsideration? As in ‘ why is it so quiet now? Are they finished voting? They seem to be just milling around? Is it official that the House agreed with the Senate bill?
2. If so, does the agreement mean that Boehner suspended the Hastert (majority of the majority) rule?
yep on both counts.
The Bill Passed
Hastert rule has been defeated.
Repub rule ‘never raise taxes on rich people defeated.’
HUGE wins for our democracy.
Slurrrrrrrrp! Aaahhhh! That tastes GOOOOOOOD!!! What is that? Was there ORANGE in there? http://t.co/Yh20bL2Z— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 02, 2013
I heard that Nancy Smash spoke and was great I missed that one. President Obama is going to be speaking at 11 cst but I think I gotta go to bed. nite everyone!
Mad at myself for not watching C-Span.
They Call it Debt Ceiling Crisis> It's nothing but "Manufactured Crisis" In my hood is called "Presidentin While Black" http://t.co/ZnVJVIue— Kasai (@Kahsai) January 01, 2013
You are spot on. All this bs because of the color of his skin. What a pathetic bunch of losers.
Yep! Loser is right…But you know…no matter what..They can’t keep a Good Man down:-)
HE WILL CRUSH THEM!
Kasai, thanks for sharing this truth. LDS, you are so correct. “HE WILL CRUSH THEM!” Then there is: WE WILL CRUSH THEM with HIM. HZ
LDS, you were right – PBO is leaving for Hawaii. I stand corrected on my post in the previous thread.
HF2, all is well. We are all in this together. It just hurt my heart to see this wonderful man leave his family during their vacation. I just felt in my soul that he had no reason to stay here after the blatant disrespect. I am so tired of him having to clean up their mess.
Drink their milk shakes and leave them the cup and straw to clean up.
Agreed. I hope he gets his full 4-5 days of glorious Hawaiian rest and relaxation with his beautiful family, and leave the MSM/GOP frothing at the mouths in cold DC.
He has drunk their milkshake and then some
Love the picture choice!
Lord have MERCY all this happening on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation! Just WOW!
PBO scheduled to speak from White House at 11:20 pm est
Once again Pelosi had to save your bacon, @SpeakerBoehner— (@LiberalPhenom) January 02, 2013
Incredible congrats to PBO on this–for campaigning on this issue and then getting it done. And congrats as well to Joey B for using those contacts. I don’t envy either of them the next two months but hopefully the high from this will carry them through. YES WE CAN!
President Obama preparing to come to the podium in a few minutes youtu.be/2o1zW6xX2OA— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 02, 2013
I say again, no weapon formed against him will prevail! He is blessed and highly favored, and so are we!
So true, Mary, SO TRUE!!!
I also post one of my FAVORITE video clips of (then Senator) President Obama.
I love that one isonprize! It’s funny, he tells everyone exactly what they’re going to do and they don’t believe him because they are such liars themselves!
I had not seen this clip, thanks for sharing it! SO SO SO PROUD of My President right now! YES!!
Thanks for sharing this one again, isonprize. POB is constant from his core, but people just do not listen and believe this president. Trust me, there are some people in my circle who are very, very, very close to my heart who will tell you the same thing about our president.
This second term, hopefully people will take the president as serious. He is open, honest, hardworking, and caring. He is not slack in his promise; and he is responsible. He can’t control the vile, evil ugly people who want to see him fail, but he does control his word, and he keeps his word. We will not see another president, in most of our lifetime like this brilliant man. He is one of a kind, and I pray that we will stand with him all of the way.HZ
Beautifully said, HZ.
Maryl1, that is what I pray each day that I rise. Thanks for reminding us, Maryl.HZ
This is sweet victory for us all.
Richard Lui is doing a GREAT job on MSNBC. Every second sentence he asked is asking if President Obama would make a statement. When Vic read the Press Release that said he would make a statement, Richard Lui seemed very pleased. Tim Russert would be proud of his son, he is doing a great job on this story, too.
So what was the final breakdown of the vote by party?
257-167…2/3 of the Republicans did not vote yes on this deal.
hmm anyway you can do that math so there’s a 47% figure in there?
Is there a website that lists the names of who voted which way? I may have some calls to make tomorrow…
You may have found it by now, but I think C-Span keeps those records.
I would like to dedicate this song to The Master of the House, John Boehner. Nancy’s response comes in at 4:18
Just came back from seeing the movie — breathtaking!!
@pollbuster Ohio could still turn this thing around!— (@aspirational12) January 02, 2013
ohhh it is good to win Love love our President.
A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds that 77% of Americans say the way politics works in Washington is causing serious harm to the country.
We must work to get Nancy back in charge. This is so crazy to run a government like this, from crisis to crisis. The Repubs really hate this country. Can’t wait to hear PBO speak. Will he be able to go back to Hawaii? When do the girls have to be back at school?
I see Andrea Mitchell is surmising the Cantor/McCarthy bolt from Boehner on this vote means a challenge to Boehner’s speaker role later this week.
Is that Ed Henry? Why does he stand near the podium? he should be miles from PBO.
The jackals are all lined up talking loud and saying nuthin…I cannot stand them!!
Here he is: “Happy New Year, Everybody!”
Joe looks like he’s gonna burst from pride!
PBO wins it for all of us! Congratulations America and Team Obama
Joe B. looks so happy and proud he may burst. Had to stifle back a joyful laugh when PBO said “Happy New Year, everybody”.
Yes, VPOTUS looks very proud. I think that he knows that he is working with a great man who has a heart for the people and for doing what is right. Great Team Obama, indeed.HZ
HangSeng up almost 2% – Thank you President Obama for steering America and the world from a financial meltdown. TY @NancyPelosi @SenatorReid— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Eric Cantor heavily invested in fund that wld make huge profit if fed gov't defaults… huff.to/mSx4oo #tool— (@JeffreyFeldman) January 02, 2013
POTUS looks sleepy, while VP Biden looks very pleased
What! You and I must be looking at different images of the President!
Whooooo my president is on fire. Whooooo Lord have Mercy!!!! Cool hand Luke Babeeeee!
School ‘em, Mr. President!
PBO- “I will not negotiate with terrorists.”
The President is laying down the gaunlet!!!!
PBO is done with these fools. It is on!
Vice president Biden is right by his side too. Yeah baby!!! This is a BFD!!!!!!
The President has just affirmed he WILL NOT HAVE A DEBATE with Congress whether THEY should pay the BILLS THEY incurred. Period.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
POTUS instructing the public on meaning of debt raising. Everyone understands you can’t get away with trying to evade paying bills you incurred.
The President has more hope than me as to how the GOP will operate in the future – but I do hope he is right.
PBO: no need for so much drama, brinkmanship, or scaring people to death. (LOL)
SAy….Eric Cantor…..How does it feel to have that SMIRK smack off of your smirky face? You Smirk!!!!!
Look at the tape of last night when VP Biden was on the hill, Luke Russert. The President had the key people there with VPBiden as well. We are Not blind, little Luke.HZ.
No questions taken. BOOM!!!!
Jackals – shouting yelling fools – why would he EVER talk to you.
I hate when they do that…Hollaring like is is some lil boy
I loved the term “unleash the Biden” used yesterday here on TOD.
“The Biden” is one weapon PBO used with awesome skill.
“The Biden” is not to be messed with and the “unleasher” of “The Biden” is definitely not to be messed with.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!! 2013 is going to be awesome the way it started with PBO showing the Rethugs what a mindblowing chess master he is.
Obama is a bad ass. Plus I think he just gave me the day off tomorrow! #p2— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) January 02, 2013
That was MY PRESIDENT!!!
Very nice speech, Mr. President. I’m so glad he said he would not play with Congress regarding paying our bills, bills that we as a Country have incurred.
Our President is now going to show the GOP what it’s like to be one of only six Presidents, EVAH, to win two elections by > 51%.
#TrustBarack He’s Earned It
@Lawrence Our President is now going to show the GOP what it’s like to deal with 1 of only 6 Presidents EVAH to win two elections by > 51%.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
They’re trying to parse this so that Biden gets the credit. smh
Yardarm, you read it so right. They will do it all week. Just watch them. This is how they operate. But we know the truth.HZ
And this on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and we’re still struggling.
You so right, yardarm! 150 years after Emancipation and “we’re still struggling” for simple human respect.
Don’t get me started nathkatun. I got 60+ years on the subject.
Yes, because the white guy has to be the “winner.” But we know and Biden knows and the President knows who’s calling the plays. Biden is a great dealmaker but he works at the pleasure of PBO.
One of the reasons I admire PBO so much is that even when treated with disrespect, he maintains his calm and then turns these fools’ disrespect against them. Mittens learned to his sorrow that underestimating PBO is a losing strategy. Now these smug bastards in congress have had their asses handed to them by the guy thay’ve been insulting.
Much credit to Nancy Pelosi. She’s the best whip ever…pulling everyone into line and leaving no fingerprints (where they show).
Spot on. Your course is true.
Good night Chipsticks and TOD family
Congratulations President Obama, VP Biden, Senator’s Pelosi & Reid!
What a past year, what a new year, what a POTUS & VPOTUS and what a strategic vision from the hardworking members of the Obama Admnistration!
@JeffreyFeldman This needs to be exposed far & wide! Plus it should be ILLEGAL! .@wsj .@ap .@nytimes .@reuters .@bloomberg @msnbc— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 02, 2013
Everybody, please retweet this!
Thanks for the RTs guys! This is really outrageous!
Obama leaves the Briefing Room and White House announces he will leave in 15 minutes for Hawaii— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 02, 2013
Apparently LDS was right about PBO leaving for Hawaii!
Yay…so happy for him and the first family.
Yes – and he has so earned this vacation – may he stay a month
If true, hallelujah !!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes, so glad ot hear that!! He needs a major break!
Good for him. Godspeed Mr. President.
Just heard the President is going back to Hawaii, Yah!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Yes I just heard POTUS is on his way to Hawaii? I know he can’t wait.
Hurray!!!!! I’m happy as if I was going to Hawaii. Hope and Pray he has a safe trip, and when he gets there hope he have a wonderful vacation with his family.
Thank goodness, mtmarilyn! Maybe we should call that crackpot we both heard on C-Span who said he was always on vacation, and tell her he just left on another one! I could not be happier for him and his family!
When I heard that person on Cspan I wanted to throw something at my TV. My poor TV has barely survived these last few days. There are some very stupid people in this world. One person is a friend of our renter who has lived with us for 6 months while they were out of work. Now they got a job and moved back to Missouri, our renter says he is posting on FB about how awlful this President is and how he would never live on the government. Well he lived off of us for 6 months and we never even got a thank you. I am ready to let it go but our renter is so mad. This really tells me that the tea partiers have no soul!
The realization that “they walk among us” is pretty ghastly. Sorry you had to live through all that, right in your own backyard. Let’s hope 2013 is a better year for all of us!
Also, I LOVE me some “Ride or Die JOE!!!” I can’t WAIT for Key and Peele’s anger translator!! Luther is gonna have a FIELD DAY with this one!!! LOLOLOL
Good!—-President Obama is leaving for Hawaii. I have never agreed in the past when someone said Obama looked tired—-if it kinda irritated me——but at his last 2 appearances, including tonight, I have to say he looks tired—–swollen eyes etc. He needs and deserves some rest and relaxation back in Hawaii with his friends and fam.
I picture the President – soon to be aboard AF1 – listening to some soft music, sipping something, calling FLOTUS, and then sinking into slumber before he arrives at his very relaxing destination! SO HAPPY FOR HIM.
MSNBC announced that Marine One just landed on the lawn at the White House to pick up its very important passenger! Wonder if Bo will go back with him to Hawaii?
Oh I think so… Bo is the best friend during this week of effing repugs…
I agree! He does look exhausted, he has more than earned his vacation!
President is going back to Hawaii tonight to be with his family. Yaayyy!! Good for him.
Ali Velshi is a pretty good reporter!
Thank you, Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, and Democrats.— Kat 4 Obama (@Kat4Obama) January 02, 2013
and chips!!! and the tod ohana!!! aloha oe~
Definitely!!! Watched online via the YT livestream, thanks to TOD.
Happy New Year Kat!!!
Happy New Year Donna! >^..^<
What a day…I’m off to bed. Stayed up until 3am last night…no nap today…I need my 12 hours of beauty sleep night all…tomorrow is another good day!! My anniversary…..Chips, does that warrant some cupcakes or a Presidential kiss or something?
Happy Anniversary DF.
Happy anniversary, df!
Happy Anniversary, Desertflower. Enjoy your celebration. You are so special.HZ
Happy Anniversary, Desertflower! Enjoy it to the maximum!
My reaction to PBO & VeepJoe’s news conference? PBO enjoyed that first milkshake so much, he’s ready for another. He’s sayin BRING IT cuz I’m gonna spend ALL that political capital I earned from my re-election. Ohh!!! and then he added that he wants his second milkshake served with as little DRAMA as possible. Oh yes. I love my PBO and VeepJoe – AWESOME!!!
why is my very positive comment awaiting moderation?
Hi Idon, just saw your comment now, you had a typo in your email address which meant the blog automatically detected you as a new visitor.
These barely hidden “racists” always have to come out and glorify somebody else when they don’t want to give kudos to PBO for outsmarting them. Now Luke Russert and those other idiots on MSNBC saying how the rethugs said they loved dealing with “The Biden”. They don’t know that “The Biden” was unleashed by the master chess player PBO. Idiots will never learn but hey they just can’t bring themselves to give props to the Black Guy who is their POTUS for being smarter than all of them.
Exactly what it is TW4O. Makes me always feel a bit underappreciated even with my co-workers. You just never know what folks are thinking and feeling. It ain’t easy being PBO and me in these un-United States of America.
I would not care if he sent “Bo”.
HE got the job done and he is the President. They can kiss is black ass. He just schooled them and goes back to his family, too!
How cool is that?
PBO doesn’t have the egotism that requires he gets all the adulation. He’s an idealistic pragmatic. He gets done what the country needs.
Exactly. And he is a good, good man. To the core. Racists be damned.
We know the President studies Abraham Lincoln. Here’s a quote attributed to our 16th President: “I do the very best I know how, the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
I love this quote.
World4Obama what these people don’t understand, is POTUS doesn’t care who gets the credit as long as the job get done. It’s like POTUS is the captain of the ship, and some of the passengers is drowning, and someone else jumps in and save their lives, well POTUS wouldn’t care who jump in as long as the lives were saved. These idiots have always under estimated POTUS.
POB is a solid decent man. As long as he knows in his heart that he is doing the right thing, he is fine. Hell yes, it hurts those of us who care how people like President Obama is constantly being treated, but deep within my soul, I know he will be fine.
The vast number of people who are good and decent, are always lifting POB up with prayers of goodness daily. His steps are ordered by his faith, and believe me he lives his faith. We just need to keep our prayers and meditations of goodness going forth for him, and surely goodness and mercy will follow him on this journey.
Prayer is one thing, I know for sure that sustains him. We who worked so hard for his re-election also sustains him daily. He loves the people, and he will not see something that is wrong and not try to right it. I am trusting in God’s power to strengten him daily and give him wisdom in all that he has to do while he is our president.
Good night Chips and my TOD family, and say a word of encouragement, appreciation, or prayer for God’s grace and mercy to be with our president and his family.. I love you all so much. HZ
Letting this Congress adjourn without voting for aide for Sandy victims. Very shameful.
That is a disgrace, Jackie.
Can someone help me out here?—– someone on twitter said they were happy to hear that PBO was not forgetting about the gun issue. I missed this reference. What did he say?
He said we must not let this debate about the economy overwhelm other needs, such as protecting our kids from gun violence.
Okay, good. And thanks.
he named gun violence as an issue that had to be addressed….
Pres. Obama ran & won on getting taxes raised on the wealthy. For the first time in 20 years, republicans voted to do so. Well played Sir.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 02, 2013
For all the complaints from the left, elected Dems disregard them; only 3 Dems in Senate and 16 in House voted no.— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) January 02, 2013
I wonder who they were
The rabid left are just as irrelevant as the rabid right.
Whew!! 2013 is starting well!
*leaves for Hawaii* is the new *drops mic*— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) January 02, 2013
Exactly what PBO needs to do when dealing with these idiots. “drop the mic” indeed!!!
Hard to blame the president for returning to Hawaii. http://t.co/0pOSmaWx— Andrew Ackerman (@amacker) January 02, 2013
Once again, so proud of our President and VP. I would do a happy dance, but I am too tired. I hope our fierce POTUS gives the order to fire up Air Force 1 to take him back to his ladies. As for me it is off to bed. Thanks everyone; you have done yeoman’s service in carrying us through this nerve-racking two day experience of something that has been in the works since 2011. A special thank you to you Chips for giving up parts of your holiday to give us a vehicle to act and to share.
We still have many challenges ahead; the GOP beast is wounded but not yet dead.
Good night TOD ohana.
That is how you KICK ASS!
Now, if he takes a milk shake on board with him and takes a sup while he waves……..I would just die!
Excuse, me I have to go shop for my Inauguration gown on line. Should be some great sales….
Things Nobody Ever Said: U.S. History Edition http://t.co/t4Xnnn8T— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) January 02, 2013
PBO deserves to go finish his vacation. These idiot Rethugs dragged this on purpose to mess up with his vacay. Shame on them.
Ezra Klein is trying to rain on PBO’s parade with his bullshyte chicken littling. The same bullshitter who swore up and down that there would be cuts to medicare and SS is WRONG again and can’t stand it.
I cannot tolerate that person—-I switch away as fast as humanly possible whenever I see or hear him.
The debt ceiling is gonna be fun.
not really, but here’s the thing..
on the one side, you will have the President saying..
Give me a clean bill..
on the other side, you will have the lunatics talking about gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid….
gutting the social safety net..
and methinks that there will be few, if any Dems that will allow the nebulous’ oh we need cuts’…
I believe we will hear the screams of…
TELL US YOUR CUTS, GOP!
Congratulations and Aloha, Mr. President! Have a wonderful few days in Hawaii with your family. We are so proud of you!
Not kidding about him leaving immediately for Hawaii, had shorts and lei on under his suit, (I’m guessing)—-
Standing here in WH briefing room, listening to rotors of Marine 1 landing on south lawn. POTUS back to Hawaii.— michael viqueira (@mikeviqueira) January 02, 2013
Probably had his flip-flops on behind the podium
LOL! I think it’s a little too cold in the DC area for shorts yet…I’m guessing he’ll change once he gets within landing distance of Hawaii. Actually, he might put on his pjs and settle for a nice long overnight nap on the way to Hawaii
THIS is how it is done. The sheriff comes in town, kicks some bad guy ass, and then leaves town to return to his woman.
Absolutely spot on…
Hawaii!! yeah!!! Well done Mr. President. I love the badass Obama!!!
Luke Russert, for your information last evening when VPBiden went to the Hill, Gene Sperling, the Top Laison to Congress from the White House and Rob Nabors were with VPBiden. So stop the crap about POB Not being able to work with the Repukes. They take their orders from President Barack Obama.
POB speaks, they listen, and they carry the message. Look at the tapes, Mr. Russert. We will not allow you lazy incompetent “mic holders” to continue to spread this crap.
Sperling and Nabors are as close to POTUS as VPBiden. After all, Luke, President Obama is still the president, Luke. And President Barack Obama is leading and will lead.
This crap will not be tolerated by these people. We will stand with our president and vice-president. HZ
Amen HZ. I dislike that entitled little prick Luke Russert.
Yardam, before you have another rum and coke, join me while I dance to “REAL MOTHER FOR YOU”
Folks who are up, this is what is known in Scripture, “making your enemies your foot stool”
They don’t even know what hit them. They are about to start turning on each other in………5….4…3…2..1….BAM!
Ain’t that a real Mother for you!
I see the “PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY” is now the new “PUBLIC OPTION”.
If this fiscal cliff deal was such a “win” for McConnell, Boehner, the GOP as some on the left are claiming – why haven’t we seen any of them come to the podium and declare victory? Afterall, we saw how pleased our VP looked; And Nancy Smash spoke twice – at a presser and on the floor. Why didn’t we see or hear from Boner if this is such a great moment for him and his party?
Why doesn’t the left and the right just get a room already? They obviously feel the same way about the President, they’re perfect for each other.
I just don’t know why they think that they even matter. “Get a room is right”
Better yet, why don’t someone from their cult run for president since they know it all?
There is a new sherif in town. On his way to Hawaii…..
Amen to both Edwina and LDS!
Because, obviously…..it is NOT!!!! The whiners on the left will never be happy…..I thought tonight…my children and their families will not have their taxes raised! For that alone I am thankful.
If this had been a victory of any kind for them (R’s) they would all have grabbed those mics and talked incessantly……they ran off with their tails between their legs. HOOOOOORAYY!!
You know hopefruit2, I have had it up to here with the left, I have come to the conclusion that just like there are the right wing nuts, we have the left wing nuts and I am sick of them both. I also believe these left wing nuts are the ones who were Hillary supporters. You can’t please everybody, even the ones who claim to support you.
And when they get their Hillary 2016, they won’t be happy then, either.
Hillary is not a lefty ,they think she is one.
They seem to have pretty short memories, because only a few years ago, they were complaining about President Obama and the Clintons belonging to the New Democrats, which according to them, seemed the equivalent of them being satanists.
It is well Mr. President. Turn-in. The watch is set ’til your return.
@yardarm756 America: Fanfare for the Common Man: youtu.be/6rnHpNWy7KE God Bless the United Stated of America— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 02, 2013
Wow. Thanks 9t9. You mean I get a tweet otta the deal? I feel kinda special.
You ARE special! This brought the waterworks outta me! Awesome pick.
Thank you 9t9.
As a former horn player (yes, girls CAN play trombone…) I have always loved “Brass Choirs”
Yardarm. I especially LOVE THIS ONE!!! Thank you, sir. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I too played the trombone/baritone in concert band.
Then you will definitely enjoy this!! I know that Christmas is over, but it’s still the Christmas season for many.
For ALL ‘brass choir’ aficionados everywhere, I present “Trombone Shorty (on trumpet) and Orleans — O Holy Night”
Glad you like it. It says something that speaks to me.
I just read in PoliticusUSA: “What was striking was Obama’s tone. This wasn’t a president taking a victory lap. President Obama was more like a shark who smells blood in the water. I suspect that his fiscal cliff triumph has only whetted his appetite for more.” http://ow.ly/gtgh0
Which made me need to hear this music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLO4acMTCM
GOP’s gonna need a bigger boat.
“This wasn’t a president taking a victory lap. President Obama was more like a shark who smells blood in the water”
Cue the Jaws sound track
I cannot wait for the GOP to try their debt ceiling hostage taking. They don’t know what’s about to hit them…
I wonder if PBO is taking Bo with him as well.
I’d bet money that Bo is on the plane.
Here is the VOTE TALLY straight from the House of Representatives website…
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 659
(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
H R 8 RECORDED VOTE 1-Jan-2013 10:57 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments
BILL TITLE: To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposes
Luke Russert gets on my nerves, he is not a Tim Russert by no means.
Luke is only there thanks to 1. nepotism and 2. the horrid changes to media and public service via FCC regulations that were brought about by another nepotism appointee, Michael Powell, Colin’s boy.
I agree with you Sweetpeg, when I was watching MSNBC and Luke the Puke Russert were talking I had the sound on mute. I put Luke the Puke in the same league as Todd, Tapper, Henry, Major, all those jack “A”.
The force that is OBAMA!
For those who want to know the votes – apologies if already linked
99ts, yes, I posted it. But it’s cool! IT CAN BE POSTED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!
Folks need to see how their representatives voted!!
BOOM! I LOVE IT!! Now, we’ve got to keep the pressure on to make SERIOUS changes in 2014!!
Sorry isonprize – things move too fast for me here – I had been looking every place – should have refreshed TOD – it is interesting to see who voted what – good for future reference.
I believe, this is what Pres. Obama did to the GOP today. Paul Ryan voted to raise taxes on the wealthy and tried to pretend it was part of his conservative values….ummm….no Paul. Remember you ran with whatshisname? Mitt Romney against doing this. Pres. Obama just keeps picking them off.
Pres. Obama got republicans to vote for tax hikes on the wealthy for the first time in 20 yrs. Translation: THIS. youtube.com/watch?v=Nw2BKm…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 02, 2013
Dear Eric Cantor et al:
twitter.com/marylynne1/sta… http://t.co/wL1guEOn— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) January 02, 2013
So true – Karma looks really serious in that picture, too. He’s not playing.
He’s coming for the Republicans.
The facts: Deal passed tonight to protect the middle class reduces the deficit by $737 billion whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/0…— Amy Brundage (@Brundage44) January 02, 2013
So what was all the nonsense about the deal adding 4 trillion or something?
Just that – nonsense.
The dereliction of duty by House failing to take up Sandy aid just did more damage to GOP brand than any fallout from fiscal cliff. Ugly.— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) January 02, 2013
Guess this is how they handled Katrina – they know to hit folks when they are down. Utterly disgusting – waiting to hear what Gov Christie has to say.
Gov. Christie has nothing to say apparently to his GOP colleagues in the House of Reps.
LOL – thinking the same thing Bill.
pbo expected to arrive in hawaii about 5 a.m. hawaii time.
Hey Susanne – back where he needs to be – even if for a very short while
yep. now we can exhale!
Susanne, I know you and all of the good souls will take very good care of POB while he is there. Thanks so much for your uplifting words, susanne. You are a very special gem as well. Enjoy him for all of us.HZ
thank you hz! we just love to show him how much he means to all of us!
He deserves it!
Stock markets up in Asia. Should be a bumper day in Europe, and then tomorrow in NYSE.
The Fiscal Cliff Sparks Anger Among Conservatives. Guess they missed Huffpo's chicken-little headlines: OBAMA CAVES! huff.to/YN3pij— Edwina (@NJedwina) January 02, 2013
Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ The Most Astounding Fact: youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU @neiltyson— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 02, 2013
You go deep in your thought processes I see. If you are so inclined, please fwd your e-mail address thru Chips.
Amazing that you would post this, tonight, Dudette – you now know what has motivated every thing I have done since I was ~ 16 y/o and all that my professional career has been focused
To the Future – the one we create, together.
To the Future!
wow. just got a chance to look at this–late, but have to say thank you. just beautiful.
Thank you for posting. I couldn’t watch it on my iPad on YouTube, but I could see it here when you tweeted it. That was interesting.
Attn #Florida @SenMarcoRubio opposed to federal aid to hurricane devastated communities -Votes against #SandyRelief @DWStweets @DSCC— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) January 02, 2013
Full details of who voted what on the Fiscal Cliff Bill
House vote 257-167 (8 not voting)
Senate vote 89–8 (3 not voting)
Full details of #Fiscal Cliff vote: House (257-167): bit.ly/XgPd5H; Senate (89-8): bit.ly/U82oVw— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 02, 2013
Yes, Boehner, Cantor, Ryan et al just did to #Sandy victims what GWB & Cheney did to Katrina victims – told'um to go to hell. cc @whitehouse— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Hey @MittRomney how cool is it that President Obama got your sidekick @RepPaulRyan to vote to RAISE #YouPeople's TAXES. LOL cc @davidaxelrod— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Revised … given past experience with Twitter admin thought it wise to do so …
Hey #MittRomney how cool is it that President Obama got your sidekick #RepPaulRyan to vote to RAISE #YouPeople's TAXES. LOL cc @davidaxelrod— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
@1snafu2 @Our4thEstate @whitehouse Need to head out to every #GOP CD where there are voters to register and get them registered.— Politics Unspun (@politicsunspun) January 02, 2013
Hey @GovChristie How does it feel to have your GOP BFFs Boehner, Cantor & Ryan shaft NJ the way GWB & Cheney shafted Katrina victims?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Dear @NancyPelosi YOU delivered the House. YOU stewarded a victory for the American middle class. Yes We Know. TY! cc @whitehouse @JoeBiden— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
It’s probably pay back because they think Christie’s mistreatment of Mitt cost him the election and they now have to deal with the two term Barackness President.
Taps mates. Lights out!
Hope you have a restful evening, sailor. Thank you for the soulful tunes!
We just witnessed Boehner, Cantor, Issa, Ryan & other GOP thugs do EXCEPTIONAL HARM to #Sandy Victims. GWB & Cheney must be delighted. @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Wonder if Sandy #Teabaggers get that just because they're white didn't prevent House GOP giving them the same FU GWB gave Katrina victims.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 02, 2013
Bob, tea batters don’t need no gob’mt help remember. They will go it on their own.
Dear Bobfr, thank you so much for your intelligent and informative tweets. I retweet so many!
Thank you, Mary!!!
anybody still awake? mrs o has a poll for best gowns and dresses worn by flotus in 2012. yes, we get to vote!
‘ The end of the year offers the opportunity to look back at the First Lady’s standout fashion moments from the twelve months prior.
Collectively we can declare the best of the year. Polls will remain open for three days. Happy Voting! ‘
They are all divine – I voted for the armed forces dinner – Jason Wu – cause I loved the color – my next choice was correspondents dinner – Naeem Khan.
aloha and good night, chips and tods.
Joe Scarborough is maaaaddddd. Face is tighter than a Botox commercial this morning and I.Love.it.
I’ve been watching online & have come to a few conclusions
Halperin looking really silly on MJ – with a stupid grin – it was all done by Mitch McConnell!!! – no mention of Palin & Co
Joe is blaming Harry Reid for “government by deadline” hahahahaha – Joe also has NO idea about budgets and economics – none – hope he eventually goes bankrupt cause that’s where his ideas will lead him
Some dimwit thinks the GOP now has the upper-hand on those “entitlements” – still want the poor & disadvantaged to suffer
This is all still a game according to the pundits – the people of the US are irrelevant to these games. I believe they credit “both sides” of politics with games that do not exist. President Obama wants to implement the policies he campaigned on, the Republicans want to bring down the President and the democrats are split between following the President’s lead and wanting a much lefter agenda.
If the pundits went away – maybe a compromise would be possible.
That whole panel is hating on the President and Reid, pretty pathetic.
I flipped it to NFL network, I don’t need that this morning, as I had a real bad Night mare last night. I was actually shaking when I woke up, that’s not good…
He’s now blaming Paul Ryan on voting for adding 11 Trillion to the debt……where the fuck has he been? Paul Ryan has voted for all of Bushes spending for eight years. These people are retarded.
But Paul Ryan has a budget – it’s wonderful – in the words of MJ – but every economist known to man & woman ripped it to shreds – as did the voters. Failed VP candidates should just fade away – not keep pretending they are relevant. I think Paul Ryan has an idea that he might have some problems being re-elected in 2014 – which is probably why he voted for the legislation last night.
I liked the interview of the R house leaving the chambers and the R from California, Rohrbach said “I thought we had a deficit problem?” my answer to that is, WE DON’T! The hysterics over the Deficit is made up by the rethuglicans whenever there is a Democratic President, house or senate. When they were in charge spending was NO problem.
I woke up to the good news shared last night by TODville. THANKS all!!!! And the MSM idiocity (new word) made me wonder what historians will be able to parse through the crap to write the truth about our amazing president.
I imagine the President will do much writing after he is no longer President – I hope that like Churchill(for Britain & its one time domains), he writes a major history of the US – after, of course, he writes the true story of his Presidency.
Indeed, 99ts. Want pure data out there without the shaded glasses of most pundits.
The notion that we have to cut Social security and Medicare, in order to balance the books and then hold the debt ceiling hostage is nefarious.
The Republicans have set themselves up, and by proxy Democrats who allowed it to happen, to cut spending. Then, along comes this stupid recession that the Banks caused and it assists their argument of debt to GDP ratio.
But, they contributed to the debt when they are in power, because they cannot govern. They cannot govern because they hate government, so they cannot be seen as destroying government, as they would cease to exist.
So, they want this Democratic President to what they call LEAD and what is it? Premium accounts for medicare, block grant Medicaid and get rid of social security.
Morning Joe only cares about cutting entitlements as the only issue in America.
It’s a sick, perverted ideology, and a wrong one to have.
That is all!
and that is plenty, Jovie! the repressive right is indeed, sick and perverted
Notice Chuck Todd and Joe S. are having great difficulty saying PRESIDENT Obama today, both referring to him as Barack Obama, as if he was just some guy.
What UpChuck and Morning Joke fail to realize is that their constant disrespect and attempts to slight PBO does not diminish him in any way, shape or form whatsoever. It only diminishes THEM.
Meanwhile, PBO continues to be the most popular, admired and respected man in the WORLD. PBO sings one bar of a song and sales jump 490% within a week. PBO posts a photo of himself and wife in an embrace – and it becomes the most tweeted photograph in history. Everyone who has a product or idea of any value wants to associate it with PBO in some way… I could go on and on but you catch my drift.
Good morning, TOD family. Chips, thank you for everything in 2012 and just watch 2013 is going to be a paradigm shift that will take us to the future place we are destine to be.
Doster, they don’t have to say it. They sure damn well will remember it. I feel the same way you do,but now I can refer to he pics Chip posted at the top of the Respect post. An it puts things in perspective.
It is hard to say the “P” word when you have just got bitch slapped!
Chucks boy had better come with respect in 2013. PRESIDENT Obama is not playing with these fools any more. Children and senior people are his weakness. He just might tell that fool to go back to journalism school before he finishes these four years.
With NY finally certifying the 2012 results, I guess I missed the 5 mil PV lead for PBO by 33 K.
Just the folks in NY, NJ who couldn’t vote because of Sandy – and/or the voters in Florida who went home without voting because of the queues.
@ThePlumLineGS .@EWErickson – It's going to be a day of sweet, sweet schadenfreude tears. Karma, bitchez. #gop #tcot— (@amk4obama) January 02, 2013
By my amateur calculations—-counting hours on my fingers—:)—–PBO is about an hour and a half away from landing in Hawaii. With him on the flight are the always present Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney and Alyssa Mastromonac.
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