President Obama delivers remarks at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton at 3:50PM ET / 2:50PM CT / 12:50PM PT
Am I in the running?
Or am I just crawling along, as usual?
You did it! Congrats on número uno.
Oooo! Those two salutes look really sharp.
Goodness, PBO has started already, it seems! He’s doing the introductory thanks.
Before his remarks at Camp Pendleton, Obama met privately with wounded warriors and Gold Star families— Julie Pace (@jpaceDC) August 07, 2013
Ugh….Issa is there
This is the hardest working President ever!
That “Do Nothing Congress” should be ashamed of their lazy asses. This man is doing everything he can to keep this country afloat and they are probably planning their own little “secret summit” sponsored by the KKKoch bros. to regroup and plan their next dastardly strategy.
I really hope PBO and the family enjoy their vacation this year without any distractions.
Thank you, Mr. President for caring when the GOP and the GOP could not give a damn.
They repeal our National Health Care for the 40th time and go on vacation…….do they really think this shit is funny?
I wil be laughing all the way to the voting booth in 2014 to get their asses on permanent vacations!
And he will only have 8 days off for vacation. While that piece of no good Congress will have 5 weeks off.
Amen to THAT, LDS
This is what I mean by WordP being slow and not updating in a ‘timely’ manner. It’s now 4:02 and the ‘last’ post is timed at 3:46pm even though I updated before starting this comment.
[OT & just random stuff from NYC!]:
Photos of a small dead shark casually hanging out on the N train went viral this morning after Gothamist posted a gallery of them. According to witnesses, the shark was discovered around 12 a.m. when a passenger boarded the Queens-bound N train at 34th St. [.....]
[.....] Whoever did this: not cool. Sharks may not be mammals and they may be capable of tearing you limb from limb, but no living thing deserves to be left on the N train to die. At least it wasn’t the G?
Update: The Discovery Channel has denied this is a Shark Week viral marketing scheme, so at least there’s that.
POTUS: "More of our troops are coming home. By the end of next year the transition will be complete and our war in Afghanistan will be over"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Pres. Obama on Gold Star families: "They have given a piece of their heart to America and America will always honor their sacrifices."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Pres. Obama: "Because of you, Osama Bin Laden is no more…the core of Al Qaida is on their way to defeat." Marines roar.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
POTUS: "Here's what those who would cowardly attack our civilians don't get. The United States is never going to retreat from the world."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Pres. Obama: "We don't get terrorized. We're going to keep standing up for human rights and dignity." Marines: "Oooorah!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Pres. Obama: "It's time to spend some of the money from wars to do some nation building here at home." Marines: "Ooorah!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Pres. Obama on congress members who claim to love the military: "It's time to look at deeds and not words." Marines: "That's right!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Pres. Obama: "We should continue to be the leaders in science and research." Marine: "Yes Sir!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
Great live tweets, ut.
Thank You…..for your Awsome Awsome tweets…TY for keeping us informed with your posts……
UT, BLESS you for all these tweets! Thank you.
Thanks for the tweets and all the great threads. Or are the called posts? I shouldn’t think to hard, I confuse myself.
Pres. Obama: "Keeping our military strong also means ensuring the safety of everyone who puts on the uniform."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
POTUS: "It undermines what this military stands for and what the Marine Corps stands for when sexual assault takes place within our units."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
POTUS: "That's why we're going to work together to stop these crimes of sexual assaults and that message is coming all the way from the top"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 07, 2013
And Jeffrey Sachs on Bashir comes is with his negativity.
UT, I knew you would come through with this magnificent summary. You are the hardest working, most gifted person I’ve seen in some time. And everything you do at TOD is probably a small side gig for you. I really believe that you can be anything you choose to be. I wish PBO knew what a magnificent supporter he has in you. Once again, he was right on point and perfect in his remark to the Marines. I hope all of them appreciate what a truly fine Commander in Chief they have.
Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful words of encouragement.
I am glad that you’re enjoying TOD and it’s chugging along just well.
Thank you again.
Let me voice my praises too. You’re the BOMB!
There is no need to add on to what jackie said, she absolutely said it all.
How do you watch a live feed and tweet and then post it here at the same time?
“I wish PBO knew what a magnificent supporter he has in you”
Jackie I second everything you said about UT!
I agree with you completely about UT, Jackie.
Ut, love your threads and twitter summaries.
Awesome, UT! Grandest of thanks!
UT, I have said it before, and I will continue to say how grateful I am to be a part of such a very brilliant TOD family. I have told many who watch out for our wonderful and brilliant President to keep visiting and taking in all of the love and brilliant minds to keep the support that he so much loves and appreciates. Believe me, he does know how committed Chips and our family is to keeping up the beautiful support for him. He really does live off of our love, caring deeds, and dedication of positive and factual support. It gives him a lift that keeps him standing.
I so appreciate UT. I marvel at how you keep up with POB’s speeches on twitter with your tweets as he is speaking. Those tweets keep us update on the speech when some of us are slow in composing tweets from his speech. TY, TY so much, UT.
Your posts are so informative ,and I know that Chips appreciates you and all of the TOD contributors. ((((((((( I am so grateful as well)))))HZ
Not Sure if this has been posted here yet or not, but its a good clip of the Ed Show (not always my favorite) but he does a good job here of drawing contrasts between Minny and our surrounding red states. as someone living in MPLS, i can tell you how good it feels ot live in a state moving foward and working with our president to expand healthcare, education and opportunity for all. hopefully the red states next door will come around here in 2014.
Great interview — thanks for posting.
Thanks, UT, for the live tweets !
Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. – Mark Twain bit.ly/zxMW3p— Wise Quotes (@wisequotesnet) August 07, 2013
BIG NEWS (though not surprising news):
Our President will speak at the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic and unparalleled “I Have a Dream Speech.:
“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak later this month at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The White House says the Aug. 28 speech will be delivered during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the Lincoln Memorial steps.”
Obama to speak at Let Freedom Ring ceremony
apne.ws/1cKopzP— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) August 07, 2013
August 28…I’m SO there!!!
Let Freedom Ring……MLK said.
Fox News not broadcasting the POTUS addressing our troops. Yeah they're such "patriots" over at Fox.— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) August 07, 2013
They announced in 2009 and 2010 that pres Obama was the POTUS that they termed the Opposition…..VP Clemete said so. Bill Sammons their DC head honcho said so too.
Reading from Joe Scarborough on Mediaite today…….Fox and MSNBC are doing the exact same thing. Hey….Fox has F&Fs and MSNBC has Mourning Joke…….same thing…..
Van Jones and S.E. Cupp bad mouthing PBO on Jake Tapper show right now.
Also… can’t msnbc get anyone other than their own employees to be on their other shows? Krystal Ball and Abby Huntsman are on Bashir
I became fed up with Van Jones months ago, I never like the S.E. Cupp woman, and what were they bad mouthing POTUS about this time?
Jones says PBO is not telling the truth when he said there is no domestic spying program on Leno. I changed the channel before Cupp said anything.
Well, with a WARRANT there is. Does Van Jones think there are no criminals in the U.S.? Has he watched any recent crime show? NOTHING is solved without surveillance and phone records.
Every once in awhile,Van Jones is the man he should be. But it’s not often enough for me to give him any of my time.
When did Van Jones become President of the US with access to all of the classified information seen by President Obama? When he run for President, win and gain access to all of that information, I will listen to him. Until then, he should STFU. He has really disappointed me.
Thank you for this, COS. That is and always will be my complete thinking. These are “side sitters of negative motions in their movements.”
These are the people who will always disappoint the masses of goodness in others.
While the ‘masses of good hearts are putting their feet to walking a mile to help a situation become better; while hearts that are so grateful and full of works that will move the masses to do good and hard work in difficult time, rather than sit and complain all of the time; and those who possess hearts that will allow their actions to speak the goodness from their hearts to move another person in need of encouragement to a better place and not looking for any payment or reward, these are the men and women who will move this nation to a better place so all people can see a little hope in our goodness.
This is when our better angels shine bright for the world to see and say, “Wow, now that is the America that I want to be a part of in my lifetime. And thanks to a President who is giving his all to help those of us who want to work with him and Not against him. That is really Hope that I Can Believe In and Hope In With All of my Being.HZ
Cable news has the same effect on some DC “aides” as the Senate has on most Senators (look in the mirror and see a future President).
I distrust these former aides who act like they’re on the inside, when they have no idea how many balls PBO juggles every day.
There’s nothing wrong in being loyal to a good man. I think David Plouffe and Austan Goolsbee are loyal. I would be absolutely shocked if I saw something like this come from them.
Thanks again for helping me yesterday with twitter.
| Live Now | Awaiting President Obama’s departure from Los Angeles for Joint Base Andrews: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
A lily-white Ohio suburb is doing everything it can, including risking millions in federal highway funding, to keep mostly minority bus-riders from a nearby city from entering their community.
The showdown began in 2010 when the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority proposed adding three new bus stops in Beavercreek, a largely white suburb 15 minutes east of Dayton. These new stops would give Dayton bus-riders access to Beavercreek’s major shopping mall and nearby businesses, as well as a medical clinic and Wright State University.
Facing the prospect of buses coming in from Dayton, the Beavercreek City Council began enacting as many hurdles as they could to stop the new bus stops. Among the dozen roadblocks included mandating that bus shelters included heated and air conditioning as well as high-tech surveillance cameras, features that would be hugely expensive and are not common at other stops. Unsurprisingly, these demands couldn’t be met and the council rejected the expansion. “We turned downed an application because they didn’t meet our (design) criteria,” Beavercreek City Councilman Scott Hadley explained to Eye On Ohio.
More here: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/06/2419681/ohio-bus-discrimination/
Just amazing what our President has to go through: met with two of the craziest far right reps here in CA today:
Prior to remarks at Camp Pendleton, President met w/wounded warriors and Gold Star families. Also Reps. Issa, Davis and Rohrabacher— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 07, 2013
What the hell was Issa doing there? He should be locked up in a dog pound somewhere.
Camp Pendleton probably straddles or abuts both of these clowns’ CDs. Nath would know for sure.
He doesn’t deserve to be near dogs.
Yeah. He might give them fleas!
Knew I could count on you to carry the joke further.
Yardarm, I feel the same way as you do. And not only about Issa but also about Rohrabacher. Sadly, part of Camp Pendleton is his Congressional district. At least my Congressional Rep., Susan Davis, was there to offer some shield to the President from these two vile men. Dana Rohrabacher’s Congressional district borders that of Darrell Issa. The two men are probably the most extreme right wingers in Congress from our blue CA. Susan Davis, however, is staunch Democrat who is a strong supporter of the President.
I hear ya. Are you going to be around awhile? Since I don’t have your e-mail, I’d like to send you a link that I will post. I’m sure you and Dudette would like it.
But wherever there is a Camera…..National media…..those like Issa will be there. That is who he is. The other two, I don’t know much about their camera hugging abilities.
[.....] In any case, Mr. Douthat makes a very fundamental and basically offensive mistake when he equates the Democrats’ change of strategy (they no longer work very hard to get the “downscale” white vote) with complicity in the racial polarization of the electorate. It pains me even to have to say it again, but it’s been a mantra on the left for eons that white working class voters are convinced to vote against their own economic interests by appeals to social, religious, and racial values and resentments. That’s what the War on Christmas, Welfare Queens, and the Food Stamp President are all about. It’s what Fox News serves for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack. The Democrats are not abandoning lower class whites when they offer them subsidies to buy health care or build a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect them against rapacious lenders and fraudsters. In the sense that Democrats are abandoning white lower class voters, it’s only in the sense that they are no longer willing to pander to their racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and hawkish militant nationalism. It’s too much work to deprogram folks who have been marinating in hate radio and Fox News, and it is no longer necessary.
The truth is, the Democratic Party’s reliance on the votes of downtrodden people of color guarantees that they will pursue policies that are helpful to downtrodden whites. In economic terms, there is no color in policies that help people afford health care or avoid getting ripped off. That’s why Douthat has to talk about coal and social issues to make his point. [.....]
More here: http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/8/7/161752/8608
Thanks Gazelle. That’s what I’ve always thought. If we lift one we lift all Americans.
Evening TOD. Woosah! Long day at work today. Just got home from work and grocery shopping in time to watch When Harry Met Sally.
Love this movie!
I love the real life elderly couples and the stories of how they met
These are so great! One of the best parts of that movie!
Reminds me of the neat testimonies you hear on NPR Story Corps. Not all romance stories — some are about interesting events in people’s lives, where they’re from, something they’ve done, or things they’ve learned in life. Everybody’s got a story to tell. These are some good ones: http://storycorps.org/stories-archive/
Here are some animate stories:
Also, they’ve compiled a book of Story Corps love stories:
Thanks Dudette. Saving them for later. Your a sweety.
How romantic. I didn’t catch the date. Wonder how she is. Hubby and I would never talk so openly about our relationship, but it’s been a good forty-one years. High school sweethearts.
Best #Obamacare event picture I've seen!
#actionaugust http://t.co/OAYDsV2QfU— Jon Carson OFA (@JonCarsonOFA) August 07, 2013
Putin will not 'cave' to Obama pressure: Snowden's father reut.rs/15Nivg8— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 07, 2013
The MSM is going to regret the day they tried to elevated that punk and enable his BS. It will not end well for neither him nor Putin.
n our colleague Jerry Markon’s interview with Lon Snowden, the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the senior Snowden says it was the sequester that led his son to take the private-sector contracting job that allowed him access to the secret NSA data that he would ultimately make public.
“Edward has said he took his final government contracting job with Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii to gain access to sensitive NSA information,” Markon reports. “But his father said Edward told him that his previous contracting job had been eliminated because of the federal budget sequestration.”
Cry me a river….Boo- F-ing -hoo.
Never heard that before but I love it. Already know where I can use it. Thanks HF2
I don’t believe a word of this.
I’ll see if I can find the article that describes how the sequester mandates federal and civilian cuts, but that the effect on contractors are downstream, meaning they won’t be affect for years, if then.
These traitors (including the odious Greenwald) are just digging the hole deeper for themselves.
The trial will be delicious.
This whole situation is hilarious. A white high school drop out/law-beraker is America’s hero. Excuse me while I laugh my head off. And how short-sighted off Putin to grant asylum to Snowden when he had a half-way decent working relationship with PBO. Now that’s gone. Fools galore.
This would be hilarious if it weren’t so disturbing at the same time. I turned my TV on ABC’s 6PM news only to be greeted with that fool (Snowden)’s face plastered all over reports of PBO cancelling his meeting with Putin. That the the US media constantly seeks to elevate effete white grifters at the expense of the first Black President is not lost on me.
First it was Sarah Palin, then came along Michele Bachmann. Now it’s Edward Snowden. May he meet the same fate of scorn and obscurity as the other two – because he deserves it. If anyone believes that a Black HS dropout going against any of the previous Presidents would be given a smidgen of legitimate air time on even the least watched cable news program – they are completely out of touch with reality.
Snowden has lost everything hf – the two dingbat ladies can live in their country and grift for their millions – Snowden is not able to go anywhere, do anything – despite what his father says, what Putin says and what the US media says. Whoever talked Snowden into putting his fantasy into action was doing him much harm.
Snowden matter is the icing on cake for Obama re: Putin, a Cold War-era thinker who calls collapse of the Soviet Union a "catastrophe"— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 07, 2013
Tell Snowden’s father he ought to be ashame of his disgusting son, maybe the reason he isn’t is he is getting some of the money his son got. When Putin throw his son under the bus he will regret trusting someone like Putin. It will be to late.
President Obama shakes hands with troops at Camp Pendleton http://t.co/ZuV3BPKCmq— (@petesouza) August 07, 2013
Wow! In other words…he's BLACK!!! Senator: Obama Viewed As 'Exotic' In The South livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/harkin-o… via— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) August 07, 2013
Remember when Cokie Roberts said that Hawaii was to ” exotic ” and PBO should vacation in the United States ?
So the question is — do I stay in DC from Aug 23 – 29, or do I split it into two trips?
Obama To Deliver Speech At Lincoln Memorial livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-to… via @igorbobic— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 07, 2013
Hey there, I say stay the whole time, then you can be our “star reporter” on everything that is going on…..
Donna, I apologize for having this show up under your comment; thought I was leaving a new comment, vice a reply to an existing one. Sorry…
Girl you know its okay
Also, if you stay for the week we’ll have to do dinner one night.
You are close enough that you could do two trips…
So, being a smart compassionate family man and black is considered as exotic. I would like to know their definition of exotic.
From the article:
“…Obama seems like he’s exotic,’” Harkin told the newspaper. “That he’s just exotic, he doesn’t share our values.”
Well, they’ve got THAT right — he doesn’t share their values — he’s hardworking, he’s a family man, he’s caring and his intelligence is off the charts. Plus, looking at that old, wrinkly pasty faced white man, I’d say our POTUS is infinitely more handsome then they could ever hope to be.
As my mother would say, they’re a bunch of yellow-bellied sap suckers.
Dan_e Party on _olbert! (no typey letter after B)
Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, and Anika Noni Rose star in the Broadway return of 'A Raisin in the Sun' bet.us/16Ak4N2— (@BET) August 07, 2013
don’t know if anyone has outdone Sidney Poitier….Claudia MrNeil……Ruby Dee……
but I look forward tot he production…
Saw Diahann in No Strings on Broadway —just a few years ago :)——when I was a wide-eyed Iowa teen——–wore that 78 out—the soundtra_k—-I was in awe
And again—-Blurred Lines on _olbert
Just ran across this article from 8/2/13. Can’t remember if I saw it here. EPA chiefs for Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes back President Obama:
Former Republican EPA chiefs back Obama on climate change
….EPA administrators who worked for all of those presidents have come out in support of stronger actions on climate change, co-signing a powerful op-ed in The New York Times supporting Barack Obama’s climate plan and arguing that “the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change…
A Republican Case for Climate Action
By WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS, LEE M. THOMAS, WILLIAM K. REILLY and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
….There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected.
The costs of inaction are undeniable…..
Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to 'get lost' in such a way that they look forward to the trip.— A. Vespasian (@AngleRight) August 07, 2013
DAMN RIGHT EBONY MAG!
Love this. So the usual racist tea party are made cause of Ebony Mag’s Trayvon Martin covers They are threatening to boycott. I love Ebony Mag’s Twitter answer:
“We have so many Tea Party readers and followers. To lose all zero of them due to our September cover would be devastating.”
We have so many Tea Party readers and followers. To lose all zero of them due to our September cover would be devastating.— EBONY (@EBONYMag) August 07, 2013
I thought it was absolutely perfect. There has been a trending hashtag #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY
of course Black twitter has a hashtag…that is hilarious!
“@iboudreau: #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is now entering its 68th year!”
@elonjames: #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is like Rush Limbaugh boycotting the Truth.
@elonjames: #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is like Patrick Stewart boycotting the Barber shop.
“@iboudreau: #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is now entering its 68th year!”
@elonjames: #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is like Rush Limbaugh boycotting the Truth.
@elonjames: #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is like Patrick Stewart boycotting the Barber shop.
This is laughable. Those folks had not heard of Ebony until now.
Readers/circulation will probably increase
Ooh! Ooh! Just loving my “Obamacare ~ Signed, Sealed, Delivering….” bumper sticker which just arrived in today’s mail, now proudly displayed on my front door!! I iz happy MP!
Ha! I rec’d mine yesterday!
I did the same with my bumper sticker. I got it in yesterday’s mail. It was funny, because I was at a Phone Bank for Cory Booker last night and I mentioned to someone there what happened to the bumper stickers for ACA.
Hi MP, hope you are well.
Thank you, UT, for all the fine tweets & the thread!!
Here’s the full speech ….
Yay! Thanks, Bobfr. I was at work and couldn’t watch.
Thank you #PBO for taking it straight to Rep Issa youtube.com/watch?feature=… just like you did to Rep Ryan @ GWU in 2011. cc @Pfeiffer44 @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 07, 2013
Hello! Been crazy at work today and have had a bout of insomnia so I’m not firing on all cylinders but I wanted to pop in. I think I’ll buy Ebony Mag, not only for the stunning covers but because I loved their response to the teanuts boycott!
UT, love your live tweets! It’s impossible for me to watch at times because I’m usually at work so your diligigent tweeting keeps me instantly informed. Thank you!
The Real #RickScott: @FLGovScott to keynote Koch Brothers summit. orlandosentinel.com/news/blogs/pol… Wrong priorities. Failed leadership. #sayfie #pfla— FL Democratic Party (@FlaDems) August 07, 2013
They really do have the talk but never the walk. In 6 years the GOP has ripped apart the American dream like no-one before them could ever achieve. One black President and they would work towards the demise of their country to the exclusion of everything else.
“Defending the Dream” should be retitled “Hating on the blah people”.
Well said, 99ts.
These people are psychopaths – no shame, no consciences.
Theo67, yes they are.
I often pray and think out loud, “Almighty, please let me always seek a courage to see the truth of things: to please allow me to seek courage to do the right things; and the wisdom to always to give my spirit a constant look upon my North Star and walk what I speak.”
Please let me take a longer wait in my quiet space Almighty, and take in the sweet fragrance of the goodness when I think upon goodness, faith, and courage to be true to self and to respect others by living with and for them in truth. This I see in our President and our VP,. and that is why I humbly take the time to pray for him and VP Biden and the administration to see truth and act upon it; to see courage and feel an obligation to walk to it and not around it; and always make sure to the best of their ability, make sure the dust of the naysayers, and the stiff necked, and hard hearts do not settle in POB’s and VP Biden’s heart and cloud their conscience to do right for all people.
This is my prayer for a President that we were honored to elect and re-elect to serve the people of this nation. TOD Family, Linger a little longer in your quiet time of prayer and meditation in whatever calm and private belief or non-belief that you keep close in your lives daily.
Our President of these United States, our men and women in our mighty military need our thoughts, prayers and meditations to guide them and keep them as safe as possible in these times.
Lift up their families as well, because they give us so much each and everyday. We will speak out to the world how the Congress has not always sought the truth; sought courage and do the right things for our military families; and have thrown out constantly a very tainted set of principles that hold no good values of goodness, faithfulness, truthfulness, and loving hearts, and sweet and loving spirits that will support this brilliant, capable, and loving man, our beloved President. HZ (((((((( Good night Chips and my beautiful TOD Family)))))))))))HZ
Has anyone seen Pamela? Hope all is fine. ((( Love you back also)))HZ
I think you will appreciate this, I attended a seminar this past Sunday and I am planning on attending tonight as well:
I feel peace and I feel light.
Blessings to you, HZ
Miami Herald: @FLGovScott silent about friend and longtime supporter arrested by the FBI for bribery miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/… #sayfie #pfla— FL Democratic Party (@FlaDems) August 07, 2013
“Rep. John Lewis says Snowden like Gandhi is appealing to a higher law.”
I am dam shock Rep. Lewis would say something like that, but as much respect as I have for what he did toward civil rights, I disagree with John Lewis 100%.
Honestly…..I read that today and a tear ran down my checks.
GG was comparing Snowden to MLK, Rosa Parks, etc.
Now John Lewis is comparing Snowden to Gandhi? Excuse me? Totally crude and fatuously phrased. This is how Dems fail in messaging. Supporting Snowden is John Lewis’ right. Using false comparison is truly insulting.
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