352 Responses to “Deal”


  1. 4 amk for obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Yes.

  2. 7 Roberta in MN
    January 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    He did it. One more down.

  3. 8 vitaminlover
    January 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    That’s MY President, babeeeee!!

    • 9 vcprezofan2
      January 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      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.

  4. 10 amk for obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    veshi is pretty good in calling out the thugs and the grover fucking norquist.

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      January 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      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.

  5. 12 carolmaewy
    January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Yippie!

  6. 13 susanne
    January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    so proud of our president.
    is he going to speak tonight?

  7. 18 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    PBO to make a statement. Make the statement, sign the damn bill and take off for Hawaii, Mr. President.

  8. 19 Roberta in MN
    January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Good Evening everyone. Maryl1 congrats on 1st. AMK you are still Up? :)

  9. January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    President Obama making statement at 11:20 ET

  10. January 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Get ‘em Pres. Paul Ryan voted for this? Do tell.

  11. 28 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    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*

  12. 29 sabreen60
    January 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Well, Boehner bent over and took his whipping. Cantor is sitting in corner sucking his thumb.

  13. 30 Pamela
    January 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    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! :lol:

  14. 40 Dudette
    January 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    My new favorite picture of him! :-)

  15. January 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Congrats on 1st Mary!!!

    Wonder how many of those Senate Rs (and Sanders) who voted yea are surprised Cantor didn’t prevail ;)

    #TrustBarack

  16. 44 GGail
    January 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I’m exhausted and must.go.to.bed. BUT FIRST I MUST hear POTUS speak :-)

  17. 47 amk for obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

  18. 49 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    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.

  19. 53 Ladyhawke
    January 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    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.

  20. 54 idon
    January 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    LOL!!!!!!! Love the pic of PBO. So appropriate :)

  21. 55 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Where is UT?

    • January 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      I think the hangover’s finally hit her. Or she has a hot date. I’d prefer the latter.

    • 58 HZ
      January 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      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

      • 59 carolmaewy
        January 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

        It goes faster with friends. :) 😍

      • 60 jacquelineoboomer
        January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        Lovely, HZ. We will travel together. Some of us may need a designated driver tonight, after getting through this House vote! Happy New Year!

        • 61 HZ
          January 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

          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

  22. January 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  23. January 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Chips, is this a picture of the President drinking the GOP milkshake? :)

  24. 68 LDS
    January 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Yeah!
    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!

  25. 69 isonprize
    January 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    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?

  26. 73 Dudette
    January 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  27. 74 a4alice
    January 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    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!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • 77 LDS
      January 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      Kasai,
      You are spot on. All this bs because of the color of his skin. What a pathetic bunch of losers.

      • 78 kasai
        January 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

        Yep! Loser is right…But you know…no matter what..They can’t keep a Good Man down:-)

      • 81 hopefruit2
        January 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        LDS, you were right – PBO is leaving for Hawaii. I stand corrected on my post in the previous thread.

        • 82 LDS
          January 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

          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.

          • 83 hopefruit2
            January 2, 2013 at 8:25 am

            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.

  28. January 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    He has drunk their milkshake and then some

  29. 86 vitaminlover
    January 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Lord have MERCY all this happening on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation! Just WOW!

  30. 87 cookemom
    January 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    PBO scheduled to speak from White House at 11:20 pm est

  31. 88 prettyfoot58
    January 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  32. 89 FoxfireTX
    January 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    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!

  33. January 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  34. January 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I say again, no weapon formed against him will prevail! He is blessed and highly favored, and so are we!

    • 92 isonprize
      January 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      So true, Mary, SO TRUE!!!

      I also post one of my FAVORITE video clips of (then Senator) President Obama.

      • January 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        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!

      • 94 Rain
        January 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

        I had not seen this clip, thanks for sharing it! SO SO SO PROUD of My President right now! YES!!

        • 95 HZ
          January 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

          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

      • 97 Betsy
        January 2, 2013 at 1:56 am

        Mine too.

    • 98 GGail
      January 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      AMEN maryl1

    • 100 LDS
      January 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Amen.
      This is sweet victory for us all.

  35. 101 Lorraine
    January 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    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.

  36. January 1, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    So what was the final breakdown of the vote by party?

  37. 107 lisalovesobama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I would like to dedicate this song to The Master of the House, John Boehner. Nancy’s response comes in at 4:18

  38. 109 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

  39. 111 sherijr
    January 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    ohhh it is good to win ;) Love love our President.

  40. 112 desertflower
    January 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    No shit

    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.

  41. 113 mtmarilyn
    January 1, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    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?

  42. 114 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    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.

  43. 115 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Is that Ed Henry? Why does he stand near the podium? he should be miles from PBO.

  44. 116 donna dem 4 obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    The jackals are all lined up talking loud and saying nuthin…I cannot stand them!!

  45. 117 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Here he is: “Happy New Year, Everybody!” :mrgreen:

  46. 118 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Joe looks like he’s gonna burst from pride!

  47. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    January 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    PBO wins it for all of us! Congratulations America and Team Obama

  48. 120 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Joe B. looks so happy and proud he may burst. Had to stifle back a joyful laugh when PBO said “Happy New Year, everybody”.

    • 121 HZ
      January 2, 2013 at 12:56 am

      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

  49. January 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  50. January 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  51. 124 GGail
    January 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    POTUS looks sleepy, while VP Biden looks very pleased :-)

  52. 126 vitaminlover
    January 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Whooooo my president is on fire. Whooooo Lord have Mercy!!!! Cool hand Luke Babeeeee!

  53. 127 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    School ‘em, Mr. President!

  54. 128 Bill R.
    January 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    PBO- “I will not negotiate with terrorists.”

  55. 129 mtmarilyn
    January 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    The President is laying down the gaunlet!!!!

  56. 131 vitaminlover
    January 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Vice president Biden is right by his side too. Yeah baby!!! This is a BFD!!!!!!

  57. January 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    • 133 Bill R.
      January 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      POTUS instructing the public on meaning of debt raising. Everyone understands you can’t get away with trying to evade paying bills you incurred.

  58. 134 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    The President has more hope than me as to how the GOP will operate in the future – but I do hope he is right.

  59. 135 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    PBO: no need for so much drama, brinkmanship, or scaring people to death. (LOL)

  60. 136 vitaminlover
    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    SAy….Eric Cantor…..How does it feel to have that SMIRK smack off of your smirky face? You Smirk!!!!!

    • 137 HZ
      January 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      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.

  61. 138 Smoothscotch
    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    No questions taken. BOOM!!!!

  62. 139 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Jackals – shouting yelling fools – why would he EVER talk to you.

  63. 141 TheWorld4Obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    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.

  64. 142 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm

  65. 143 isonprize
    January 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    That was MY PRESIDENT!!! :grin:

  66. 144 Lorraine
    January 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    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.

  67. January 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    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

    • January 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      • 147 yardarm756
        January 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

        They’re trying to parse this so that Biden gets the credit. smh

        • 148 HZ
          January 2, 2013 at 1:02 am

          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

        • 152 veryslowwriter
          January 2, 2013 at 1:49 am

          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).

  68. 154 GGail
    January 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Good night Chipsticks and TOD family
    Congratulations President Obama, VP Biden, Senator’s Pelosi & Reid!
    Congratulations America!

  69. 155 globalcitizenlinda
    January 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    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!

  70. 156 Dudette
    January 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Everybody, please retweet this!

  71. 158 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Apparently LDS was right about PBO leaving for Hawaii!

  72. 168 mtmarilyn
    January 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Just heard the President is going back to Hawaii, Yah!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • 169 anniebella
      January 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Yes I just heard POTUS is on his way to Hawaii? I know he can’t wait.

      • 170 anniebella
        January 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

        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.

    • 171 jacquelineoboomer
      January 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      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!

      • 172 mtmarilyn
        January 1, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        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!

        • 173 jacquelineoboomer
          January 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

          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!

  73. 174 isonprize
    January 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    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

  74. 175 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    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.

    • 176 jacquelineoboomer
      January 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      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.

    • 180 Rain
      January 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      I agree! He does look exhausted, he has more than earned his vacation!

  75. 181 Cheryllou
    January 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    President is going back to Hawaii tonight to be with his family. Yaayyy!! Good for him.

  76. January 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Ali Velshi is a pretty good reporter!

  77. 183 Kat 4 Obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

  78. 188 desertflower
    January 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    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?

  79. 193 idon
    January 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    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!!!

  80. 196 TheWorld4Obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    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.

    • 197 EDP4BHO
      January 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      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.

    • 198 LDS
      January 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      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?

    • 201 Vicky
      January 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      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.

      • 202 jacquelineoboomer
        January 2, 2013 at 12:27 am

        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.”

    • 204 anniebella
      January 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

      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.

      • 205 HZ
        January 2, 2013 at 1:24 am

        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

  81. January 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Letting this Congress adjourn without voting for aide for Sandy victims. Very shameful.

  82. 208 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    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?

  83. 213 utaustinliberal
    January 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

  84. January 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

  85. 217 Judith Fardig
    January 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Whew!! 2013 is starting well!

  86. January 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

  87. 223 CEB
    January 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    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.

  88. 224 LDS
    January 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    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….

  89. January 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

  90. 227 TheWorld4Obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    PBO deserves to go finish his vacation. These idiot Rethugs dragged this on purpose to mess up with his vacay. Shame on them.

  91. 228 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    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.

  92. January 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    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….

    clean bill…

    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!

  93. 233 prettyfoot58
    January 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    CheckMate,,,,,

    nite everyone

  94. 234 carolyn
    January 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Congratulations and Aloha, Mr. President! Have a wonderful few days in Hawaii with your family. We are so proud of you!

  95. 235 dotster3
    January 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Not kidding about him leaving immediately for Hawaii, had shorts and lei on under his suit, (I’m guessing)—-

  96. 241 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Hawaii!! yeah!!! Well done Mr. President. I love the badass Obama!!!

    • 242 HZ
      January 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      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

  97. 244 LDS
    January 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    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!

  98. 245 Ladyhawke
    January 1, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I see the “PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY” is now the new “PUBLIC OPTION”.

  99. 246 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    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?

    • January 1, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      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.

      • 248 LDS
        January 2, 2013 at 12:10 am

        Ha!
        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…..

    • 250 carolyn
      January 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      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!!

    • 251 anniebella
      January 2, 2013 at 12:12 am

      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.

  100. 270 Kat 4 Obama
    January 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    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.

    • January 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

      “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

      • 272 theo67
        January 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

        I cannot wait for the GOP to try their debt ceiling hostage taking. They don’t know what’s about to hit them…

  101. 273 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I wonder if PBO is taking Bo with him as well.

  102. 275 isonprize
    January 1, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    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

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

  103. 276 Sweetpeg
    January 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Luke Russert gets on my nerves, he is not a Tim Russert by no means.

    • 277 isonprize
      January 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

      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.

    • 278 anniebella
      January 2, 2013 at 12:04 am

      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”.

  104. 279 vitaminlover
    January 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    The force that is OBAMA!

  105. 280 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    For those who want to know the votes – apologies if already linked

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

    • 281 isonprize
      January 2, 2013 at 12:17 am

      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!!

    • 282 99ts
      January 2, 2013 at 12:37 am

      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.

  106. 283 utaustinliberal
    January 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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.

  107. 284 utaustinliberal
    January 2, 2013 at 12:02 am

  108. January 2, 2013 at 12:21 am

  109. January 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

    • 292 99ts
      January 2, 2013 at 12:39 am

      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.

  110. 293 Bill R.
    January 2, 2013 at 12:37 am

  111. 296 susanne
    January 2, 2013 at 12:39 am

    pbo expected to arrive in hawaii about 5 a.m. hawaii time.

  112. January 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Stock markets up in Asia. Should be a bumper day in Europe, and then tomorrow in NYSE.

  113. 304 Dudette
    January 2, 2013 at 12:45 am

  114. 311 Bill R.
    January 2, 2013 at 1:34 am

  115. 312 Dudette
    January 2, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Full details of who voted what on the Fiscal Cliff Bill

    House vote 257-167 (8 not voting)

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/h659

    Senate vote 89–8 (3 not voting)

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/s251

  116. January 2, 2013 at 2:02 am

  117. January 2, 2013 at 2:08 am

    You betcha!!!!!!

  118. January 2, 2013 at 2:14 am

  119. January 2, 2013 at 2:16 am

    • 320 0388jojothecat
      January 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

      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.

  120. 321 yardarm756
    January 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Taps mates. Lights out!

  121. January 2, 2013 at 2:20 am

  122. 329 susanne
    January 2, 2013 at 4:44 am

    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! ‘

    http://mrs-o.com/newdata/2012/12/31/best-of-2012-gowns.html

    • 330 99ts
      January 2, 2013 at 6:30 am

      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.

  123. 331 susanne
    January 2, 2013 at 5:06 am

    aloha and good night, chips and tods.

  124. January 2, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Joe Scarborough is maaaaddddd. Face is tighter than a Botox commercial this morning and I.Love.it. :)

    • 333 99ts
      January 2, 2013 at 6:45 am

      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

      Conclusion
      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.

    • January 2, 2013 at 6:51 am

      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…
      Good morning!

    • January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

      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.

      • 336 99ts
        January 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

        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.

        • 337 0388jojothecat
          January 2, 2013 at 8:43 am

          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.

  125. January 2, 2013 at 6:57 am

    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.

    • 340 99ts
      January 2, 2013 at 7:04 am

      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.

      • January 2, 2013 at 7:08 am

        Indeed, 99ts. Want pure data out there without the shaded glasses of most pundits.

        • January 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

          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!

  126. 344 dotster3
    January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

    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.

    • 345 hopefruit2
      January 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

      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.

    • 346 LDS
      January 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

      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.

  127. 347 amk for obama
    January 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

    With NY finally certifying the 2012 results, I guess I missed the 5 mil PV lead for PBO by 33 K.

  128. 350 amk for obama
    January 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

  129. 351 dotster3
    January 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    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.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130101_President_Obama_scheduled_to_return_to_Hawaii_Wednesday_morning.html?id=185391361


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