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Respect

While we’re waiting for a resolution to all this madness, my most-loved photo(s) from 2012:

President Obama greets World War II veteran Archie Hackney, 90, of Newton, (Archie’s first greeting of a sitting president) after remarks at TPI Composites, a wind manufacturer in Newton, Iowa (May 2012)

Look how determined Archie was to stand, as a demonstration of his respect.


286 Responses to “Respect”


  1. 1 carolmaewy
    January 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Hello?

  2. 12 Betsy
    January 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Respect indeed. Love the picture Chips.

  3. 13 Proud Former White House Intern
    January 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I love this photo!

  4. 18 carolmaewy
    January 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    What’s going on? I’m so confused. 😂

    • 19 desertflower
      January 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Just waiting for the RWNJ’s to get their asses handed to them…that is all.

      • 20 carolmaewy
        January 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        That’s something to look #FORWARD too. I love this photo, too. If you want to first I don’t think you have time to look at photos and read captions before you click! 😉

  5. 21 Betsy
    January 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Apparently House will vote on Senate bill passed last “night”, around 9:30pm ET. It is expected to pass.

  6. January 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    congrats on 1st, Carol, and Happy New Year.

    Chips, that photo will definitely become iconic of the Presidency of Barack Obama.

  7. 27 desertflower
    January 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Bless his sweet heart:) Beautiful photo. Just beautiful.

  8. January 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Our prez is a wonderful man. Sometimes I can’t understand why anyone would choose to do the job PBO has to do, but I’m sure glad he did.

  9. January 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Never play poker with Obama.

    So this is where we are:

    1. The House GOP doesn’t have the votes for an amended bill, so
    2. Boehner will allow an up or down vote on the Senate bill, breaking the Hastert rule, which
    3. Means the bill will pass courtesy of the Democrats, with very few yes votes from the GOP. Therefor
    4. The GOP still loses, as they get no credit for keeping us from the “cliff”.
    5. The “Left” loses as well. It caterwauled, but their darlings Bernie Sanders and Ed Schulz were on board. The PL takes another hit towards irrelevancy.
    6. And now the civil war we’ve seen coming in the GOP is about to kick off. Boehner had better not get too comfy in the Speaker’s office. Jan. 3 should be interesting.

    • 31 prettyfoot58
      January 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      ty for the recap…LL

    • 34 carolmaewy
      January 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      That was a great recap. Thanks.

    • 35 Pamela
      January 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Nor ought they to play Vulcan Chess with our PBO! WTG carolmaewy, you were just talking about being first, now you’ve done it! (and , yes, if you see ‘leave a comment’, and really want to be first, do not look at pics before your reply!) (right VC?)

      • 36 vcprezofan2
        January 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        Well that depends, Pamela. If I am right behind you and have desires on the podium by all means you need to look at the content and pics so that you can make a related first comment. If I’m taking a break or am nowhere around, then click in right away of course.

  10. 37 carolmaewy
    January 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Have been on another sight trying to figure what’s going on and couldn’t get back to this sight. I was at the brink of tears trying to get back here when a little notification birdie popped up and I clicked it and got here. Can’t believe I’m 1. Maybe I’m dreaming. Happy New Years to everyone.

  11. 54 forus50
    January 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Beautiful photo. I love how POTUS has both of his hands holding Mr. Hackney’s hand.

  12. 70 forus50
    January 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    • 71 susanne
      January 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      that’s what i remember was the deal–bonehead passed the negotiations off to mcconnell, with the understanding that he’d go along with whatever the senate agreed on. i think it was can’t-er who balked, for his despicable, selfish reasons. looks like bonehead is not going down easy.

  13. January 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Love that picture. Always warms my heart.

    GOP truly is in disarray, y’all and they know it.

  14. 73 GGail
    January 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Oh YES! Chipsticks, that’s the picture in the May video that I was talking about. It really SCREAMS the Respect we should have for the President of the United States.

    God bless Archie.

    Thank you so much Chipsticks – you pick ‘em!!!!

    • 74 Pamela
      January 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Here is Archie, a war hero, a survivor of much which is hard in life. He sees his President, he does not need to think twice, here is his President before him, so of course he stands.. Not to stand goes against every grain of decency and respect in his body. I weep to see these moments again.

  15. 78 mtmarilyn
    January 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I agree, this photo is iconic!!! I am trying to get most of my Christmas put away, but I have to keep coming back to see if the Repubs are going to get a brain. All those far left who told people not to vote in 2010, need to appologize. Which will never happen. They won’t even admidt they did anything wrong. Thank goodness we have a President who can think above everyone. He always puts the country first. Thank you Chips for helping us thru this insanity.

  16. January 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    such a great photo, I had forgot about that one thanks Chipsticks.

  17. 80 prettyfoot58
    January 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Yessssssssssssssssssss,,,,,,Love that photo as well ….This veteran could teach many about RESPECT!

  18. 81 CEB
    January 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    This photo is one of my favorites as well; it shows so much. Decades after his service, this gentleman is still a soldier who recognizes his CIC and works hard to stand at attention. I see a man who has lived through some of the worst of our racial history, but who stands above it to show much respect. From PBO I see that special warmth that he always shows for his elders and I also see his recognition and respect for this old soldier. I see two men sharing a special moment that the haters never imagine can happen, but often does in various forms. This photo shows me that why we are not all that we need to be we are so much more than what we use to be.

  19. 87 cookemom
    January 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    House rules committee holding emergecy meeting now. Rules Chair Dwyer is not waiting for CSPAN to set up in order to televise the event. House will vote during 9pm est hour. I think they’re ready to get outta the trap they laid for themselves.Maybe they should consult a business man on how to……oh nevermind.

  20. January 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I’d forgotten about this photo until I saw Chips’ May video and it is so incredibly moving. Thank you, Chips.

    • 89 vcprezofan2
      January 1, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      /slaps side of head/ Right, I forgot to thank Chips for the May video. /shout out/ Yo, Chips Chica, thanks lots for the May 2012 flashback! You treat us so well that sometimes I take your excellent work for granted, and yes I did notice that you are making great progress along the 2012 timeline. Very proud of your late 2012-2013 organizational skills, I am.

  21. January 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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  23. 99 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    One of the best photographs period. Thanks Chips!

  24. January 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    • 101 vcprezofan2
      January 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Oh LovelyP, I had forgotten that one! I loved it, particularly after reading a blog somewhere, afterwards, of the young man’s feelings.

  25. 106 Judith Fardig
    January 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    This whole mess over the fiscal cliff need not have happened at all if Republicans had a moral compass and did the right thing for their constituents. We can’t let up on having President Obama’s back, but I like the omens for 2013 (and 2014 when we hand the TeaPublicans their walking papers). Happy New Year and best of health to all.

  26. January 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    • 108 carolmaewy
      January 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      I’m sooo tired of spin…

    • 109 Pamela
      January 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Do we wonder why it is they do not consider it a ‘win’ and a ‘victory’ for THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, but only for PBO? some kind of twisted thinking going on in their interpretation.

      • 110 vcprezofan2
        January 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

        Pamela, THAT IS EXACTLY THE QUESTION SWIRLING AROUND IN MY HEAD TODAY – Why is it that all the journos, or whomever, keep referring to the fact that X, Y, or Z will stick it to PBO, or prevent PBO from getting what he wanted, or whatever? Do none of them see that whatever is accomplished by the Dems is accomplished FOR the American people?

  27. 113 Anna
    January 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    That’s my grandfather in the photos, well not really, it does look exactly like him. He died in 1970 at age of 94 plus years, devote Democrat, a kind and giving man, just like our President. I know this is what he would do if ever he got to me PBO.

  28. January 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

  29. 121 forus50
    January 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Kristof had a tweet earlier equating lemmings with the House. He got a lot of push back from Dan Pfeiffer and others on false equivalency. Interesting he corrected it for this tweet.

  30. 122 kasai
    January 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Epic Vision of Respect in this picture..It warms my heart…I just Love my President…that’s all.

  31. 123 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Just like Old Orange and Crimson place….

  32. 125 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    It seems the twitter has the President’s back – the push back against the GOP talking points is a joy to read.

  33. 126 Anna
    January 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Up yours Eric Cantor, ha, ha, ha, ha.

  34. January 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Looks like we’re going to see an hour debate on the rule and then an hour debate on the bill so anticipate 2330 ET or later for the actual vote – if it happens.

  35. 131 GGail
    January 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    On C Span, House is in Session now

  36. 132 GymnasticsFTW
    January 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    These photos are just amazing and heartwarming on so many levels. Wow. I’m guessing this is Newton, Iowa, not someplace I’m more familiar with (read: Newton, MA)?

    My grandfather was a WWII vet (may his memory be a blessing). He was stationed in the Pacific. He never talked about it. He would watch shows/movies about the war and would just say, “I was there.”

    • January 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Hi G, thanks for dropping in. Sorry, should have added Iowa to the caption – yes, it was Newtown, Iowa. Beautiful story about your Grandfather, “I was there”. Thanks G.

    • 134 carolmaewy
      January 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Very few WWII Vets wanted to talk about it until their later years. War is hell.

  37. January 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    wow Chips, you slay me sometimes.

    ♥(((Mr. Archie Hackney)))♥

    shout out for top photo: photographer Pablo Martinez Monsivais

    http://bigstory.ap.org/content/barack-obama-archie-hackney

  38. 137 magapie
    January 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    And we have the defense budget and other cards left!! Not pretending it will be easy, of course NONE of this is with a bunch of selfish, short-sided, infantile bigots on the other side.

  39. 139 amk for obama
    January 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

  40. January 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I’m going to be Archie, before I have a moment to know what happened to me… The respect, I think, is mutual – exactly as it is meant to be.

    Thanks, Chips…

    Gato
    http://www.partyandsoul.wordpress.com

  41. 162 cookemom
    January 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    House Rules Chair Rep. Dryer speaking now on the House floor. The House can’t consider a bill until there is a House rule. Rep Dryer is now putting the rule on the floor for the upcoming vote. Poor Mr. Dryer, this is his last act, won’t be around for the next Congress, he’s otta there.

  42. 163 lamh36
    January 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    A Coup Before Our Eyes?
    by BooMan

    I’ve been busy celebrating my son’s third birthday this afternoon, so I have had to do a bit of reverse engineering to try to ascertain how things unfolded during the day. As I understand it, the House caucus met once at midday and then again just after 5pm. Ryan Grim’s reporting relates to the first of the two meetings. Apparently, it became clear that there was a division in the leadership team, with Boehner pointing out that the Senate bill passed with overwhelming Republican support and Paul Ryan saying that he opposed the bill. Eric Cantor went further, arguing “vociferously” against the bill, and then going on CNN after the meeting to drive home the point. Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, who was recently stripped of one of his committee assignments, said that conservatives were “heartened” to see Cantor take on the Speaker in front of the whole caucus.

    Yet, no one is really talking about today’s impasse as part of some kind of coup against Boehner. Jennifer Rubin suggested that Boehner should resign if he can’t get the bill passed, but she didn’t predict that he would. Her point was that he should step down if he can’t lead this group of miscreants. But I am not sure if it is his choice anymore. Losing the battle over Plan B was bad enough, but to have Cantor and Ryan openly defying him in today’s first caucus meeting has to be seen as a clear indication that his power is spent.

    Try to imagine, if you can, Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn pulling a similar kind of stunt on Nancy Pelosi. It’s impossible to imagine. That’s why I think we are quite possibly witnessing less of a freak-out over the terms of the deal than we are seeing a palace coup.

    It’s just hard to see how or why the GOP caucus would reelect Boehner as their Speaker if they so obviously do not trust him or want to follow his lead.

    • January 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      As many of you know, I think the more important ‘coup’ is the one Leader Pelosi may well be engineering ;)

      • 165 prettyfoot58
        January 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        explain…Bob..plzzz

      • 166 vcprezofan2
        January 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

        After tonight’s vote is over, and tomorrow, I’ll retweet a couple of those calls for some sensible (?) GOP House critters to vote for @Nancy. It’s the day before the decision after all, and I don’t doubt that you will continue your campaign.

        • 167 vcprezofan2
          January 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm

          I should have said that I don’t doubt that you, Bobfr, will continue your campaign, if you think it’s worth giving the idea another push.

  43. 168 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Rep Slaughter is highlighting all the stupid of the house GOP for the past 4 years – wonder if the GOP media will truthfully report any of it.

  44. 169 amk for obama
    January 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    A coupla days back, I bet the ‘cliff deal’ = an tax hike floor level of 300 to 400 K. Now I bet, the house passes this deal by a double digit margin.

  45. 170 kasai
    January 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Steve says > “Everything is all right in TODS world.”… :-):-)

  46. 171 kathryn kivett
    January 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Have not read tonight but just wanted to pop in and say a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all and to make a statement….I have tried valiantly to not allow the word or feeling of hate enter into my space…all though both campaigns…all through every disrespectful thing that has been said and done towards PBO,,,,and I am now going to confess…….Eric Cantor and his “gang” have actually caused me to be a failure….I don’t feel good about it but it’s there…just seething beneath the surface….just to witness such raw greed for power with total disregard for consequences to the people of the USA makes me literally sick on my stomach….this goes way beyond just being stupid as Ali Belcher says…it’s pure EVIL!

    • 172 Pamela
      January 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      {{{{kathyrnkivett}}}} You are not a failure, you are human. It is not your ‘hate’ which you feel and acknowledge, it is theirs. Please see that. Your own fine qualities are only responding to cruelty and injustice. That you react so demonstrates your own nobility. <3

    • January 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      I agree, kathryn. It is beyond belief.

  47. January 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Unfollowing anyone on my TL who bitches about Dems “caving”.

    • January 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Been doing that for several days … trouble is I don’t have time to view all that streams past (very rapidly) but as I catch’um, I trash’um …

    • 176 susanne
      January 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      sounds like a good way to discern who has something interesting to say and who is just spouting drivel. the word ‘cave’ is so irritating to me right now, i don’t even enjoy it being used to describe the rethugs’ response to their predicament. and believe me, i’m reeeealllyyy enjoying the rethugs’ response! :)

    • 177 99ts
      January 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Saw your twitter on VAT – it is a rather regressive tax – hits the poor more than the rich – UNLESS basic items of life are exempted. We have it in Australia – called GST (Goods and services tax) 10% – basic food (but not restaurants or fast food – e.g. mcdonalds) are exempt. Medical exempt but not toiletries etc. So every item or service has 10% added. In UK they have different rates on different items – but they all keep going up. I think income tax is fairer – governments find VAT/GST easier because there are few loopholes (although the “cash economy” on services can avoid the tax).

      • January 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

        That’s what I gathered, that VAT was a pretty regressive tax. In California we have sales tax, but certain things like food and medicines are exempted.

        • 179 99ts
          January 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

          I just saw your later tweet – definitely regressive – some suggest putting it on luxury goods only – e.g. cars > $100,000, million dollar yachts and car elevators – that could work

      • 180 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        January 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

        Agreed. VAT is very regressive and just keeps going up and up. Income tax is way better.

    • 181 yardarm756
      January 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Me too.

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  51. 197 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I hope the President is sitting in front of a toasty fireplace, Bo by his side, cocktail in one hand, chess pieces in the other, enjoying this incredibly predictable GOP calamity. From the time the Bush tax cuts were set to expire on 12/31/12, this reckoning was a-coming. The writing has been on the wall for a long time now. The fact that the maniacal teapublicans spun this always-losing hand into such ridiculous political theater was to be expected as they truly can’t help themselves at this point. Nonetheless, they’re about to be check-mated once again. Lovely.

  52. January 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Ha, Groover Twathead coming up on CNN!

  53. January 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

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  55. 219 donna dem 4 obama
    January 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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  57. 227 99ts
    January 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Market in Australia is up over 1% – it is really annoying how the GOP likes to play with the economic reality of the world.

  58. January 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Dow Fut +250.00 S&P Fut +36.10 NDX Fut +69.25

    • January 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      And, any of us can do that #Arithmetic had Boehner/Cantor not allowed the Senate bill to come to a vote – it would have been a gigantic melt-down of the market. Boehner et al., must have had every big money dude – with the exception of the Kochs, etc – in America screaming violently at them these past few hours …

    • 232 99ts
      January 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      It seems they know grover is going down

  59. January 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  60. 234 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I see on my Twitter TL that PBO will make a statement after the house casts the final vote tonight at 11:30PM.

  61. 237 LDS
    January 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    This is so much fun….I do mean colloquy here. I am on my third batch of popcorn. I plan to stay up all night. What a way to bring in a new year.
    Keep it coming, TOD!

  62. 242 forus50
    January 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    • January 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      A big win for Boehner?? Methinks WestWingReport has been in the bar with Boehner.

      • 244 hopefruit2
        January 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

        I agree. This is some BS. It reeks of “Good news for John McCain” and “Romney ahead in polls” delusional type thinking.

    • 248 hopefruit2
      January 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      They’re so desperate to give any Repub a “win” A lose for Cantor and the Tea Party is not good news for the Republican party whose existence since 2009 is mostly about the Tea Party.

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  64. 254 magapie
    January 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Familia de Magapie flying from Albuquerque to D.C. tomorrow. Attending the swearing in ceremony for our new D congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and our new D senator Martin Heinrich who moves from congress and defeated the abominable nasty Heather Wilson. Me, wifey and our 11 year old ARE EXCITED!!!!!! We were also cleared for the WH tour, which shouldn’t be a big deal but isn’t easy anymore for obvious reasons. I mean, hah! the WH TOUR is a HUGE deal to us and the absolute MAIN THING for me!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

  65. 263 CEB
    January 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks everyone for reporting on what is going on. It almost makes me ill to hear and to see these awful people. Will tune in after the final votes to hear PBO.

  66. 264 dee
    January 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    anyone know authored the line in the bill to deny the congress their pay raise, dem or repub?

  67. 266 mtmarilyn
    January 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    My husband and cspan on for awhile I asked him to mute it. These fools that call in, one lady said she was a democrat but that after 5 years of Obama’s spending and going on vacation she was leaving the party. What a fool, she was no democrat. I just can’t handle these people. Thank goodness we have TOD otherwise I would be insane!

    • 267 desertflower
      January 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      RWNJ plant….

    • 268 hopefruit2
      January 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Cspan has been known to have Paid GOPers calling in pretending to be other things during times like these.

    • 269 jacquelineoboomer
      January 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      mtmarilyn – I was just alerted when I was posting down thread that you heard that same nutjob on C-Span. I’m extending a figurative hand to you to hold so we both don’t go insane hearing this crap. Normally, I would have not listened to any of those C-Span callers, but I was trying to watch the House proceedings.

      Okay, I’m shaking it off – listening to Nancy Smash. AT LEAST WE GOT PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-ELECTED! Praise the good Lord for that!

  68. 270 donna dem 4 obama
    January 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Chips these threads are going at warp speed today. I went over to twitter for a few minutes and came back and we have over 200 comments on this thread. Y’all are rocking and rolling today :)

  69. 274 jacquelineoboomer
    January 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Oh, Chips, tears just squirted out of my eyes, seeing that fine gentleman standing for the President. No matter what insanity he faces or we face for him in the current climate, President Obama must know the beauty in that act, which the photographer captured and you brought to us.

    To the contrary, and sorry to even make this comment, did anyone else hear that bitchhead woman from the south on C-Span a few minutes ago? She called in to say she was a Democrat until five years ago, but isn’t any longer because of this man who “doesn’t even have the education” to be President, and won’t show his birth certificate, and caused her family to go bankrupt because they used to have eight black workers but that’s been reduced because they just wanted to quit and go on welfare and get food stamps, and whatever other bullshit she was coughing up from wherever she stores her hate-filled, racist bile.

    There’s really nothing to say after that.

    • 275 desertflower
      January 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Must have been the same RWNJ plant that MtM just referred to….

      • 276 jacquelineoboomer
        January 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Yes, I just looked at MtM’s comment – same lady she was referring to. I forgot the part about the President’s being on elaborate vacations all the time to Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii. Cringeworthy.

        • 277 Pamela
          January 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

          Also, her math skills are somewhat weak – like her mind. Hope she enjoys her payola! Imbecile.

          • 278 jacquelineoboomer
            January 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

            Haven’t heard the word “payola” in a while, so I just did a little nervous laugh (because I know I shouldn’t laugh) over here. Which is good because it’ll bring me out of the hellhole that lady on C-Span was pushing me in! So, thanks, Pamela!

    • 279 CEB
      January 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      She is a GOP plant. See comments about this above. Hang in there, job.

  70. 281 desertflower
    January 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Did anyone else not know this?? As predicted, the House failed to pass a relief funding bill for Hurricane Sandy victims last night.

    They’re just disgusting.

  71. 282 JER
    January 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

  72. 285 cookemom
    January 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    So who comes out on top in the House Cantor or Boehner? Sounds like Boehner is taking the youngster to the tool shed. He’ll get some of Cantor’s crew to break. That’ll leave Cantor and the Teabutts out in the cold, rendered useless and irrelevant. Boehner gets to keep his gavel, Cantor learns a valuable lesson, you gotta take the head off a snake. Then there’s Ryan, Christie, Jeb, Jindal, and all the other 2016 hopefuls who’ve learned to keep their powder dry. They’re like, ‘wassup, did I miss anything?’


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