This is the face of #Obamacare, this is what the GOP is working to destroy: pic.twitter.com/yJGAkbZFbh
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) October 1, 2013
This is the face of #Obamacare, this is what the GOP is working to destroy: pic.twitter.com/yJGAkbZFbh
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) October 1, 2013
What has Obamacare done for me lately?
Just got back on line. Woot
Hi Roberta – thank you Ms Chips – and thank you President Barack Obama
Hi 99ts. How are you this evening? Thanks from the rest of the Obots for the gratefulness.org/candles.
Hi Roberta – morning in my world. I’m waiting for a plumber – in my next life that is my trade!
I am also waiting for Boehner & Co to collapse crying in the house.
That would put a smile on my face big time.:)
Obama made Boehner look the fool in the crisis of 2011, but stealthily. Now he’s doing it with all trumpets blaring.
Ain’t that the truth, LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats on 1st Roberta ….
You Have No Place To Hide @SpeakerBoehner. The entire world knows YOU can avoid harming Americans & the Global Economy. cc @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
excellent and true bob
Thank you Roberta and Alice
IN A NUTSHELL: “YOU DON’T GET TO EXTRACT A RANSOM NOTE FOR DOING YOUR JOB”
President Obama – September 30. 2013
That’s who we’re here to serve. That’s why we’re supposed to be carrying out these responsibilities. It’s why we should be avoiding these kinds of constant brinksmanship. It’s something that we do in the ordinary process of this extraordinary system of government that we have. You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job; for doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway; or just because there’s a law there that you don’t like.
“So here’s the bottom line: I’m always willing to work with anyone of either party to make sure the Affordable Care Act works better, to make sure our government works better. I’m always willing to work with anyone to grow our economy faster, or to create new jobs faster, to get our fiscal house in order for the long run. I’ve demonstrated this time and time again, oftentimes to the consternation of my own party.
But one faction of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election.”
GE LL, how was your wife’s 1st day at her new job? /are you done worrying?
Well, not done worrying yet. I’ll be done worrying once they assign her clients.
She will be fine. You two have been through a lot this year, time for some good shit to start happening in your life.
Senator Reid is now shitcaning #Boehner’s latest turd ….
@SenatorReid is now shitcanning @SpeakerBoehner's latest DUMP ON AMERICA. That flushing sound, Boehner, is YOUR LEGACY. cc @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
Vote is ON …. Boehner is moments away from having his latest turd returned, still steaming hot and stinking up the People’s House even more than all the stale alcohol reeking from him and his fellow #KOCHSTERS.
as usual, you are on a roll!
I am enjoying the language flair & your determination to take no prisoners!
Thank you Linda!!
Our POTUS was really good in the Press Conference today. If the American people don’t get it, I hope eventually they see the light. We do, why can’t the rest of them. I can go back to 2010 elections and the screaming that went on about the ACA not having Public Option and don’t vote for Dems, to show them that we mean business. Well they got what they wanted and now they aren’t happy. & I’m talking Ed Schultz, that is when I turned him off.
The only thing that annoys me more than the RWNJ are the emoprogs.
they need to stop saying that it is a faction of the GOP…when they alllllllll are voting to shut down the government…
If she were still a Fetus http://t.co/WiDFKQQX2H @SpeakerBoehner & the #TeabaggerTerrorists would care. But, since she has cancer, no way.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
To win the image wars, the Administration needs to incessantly put forth pictures such as these.
Oh Bob, that’s just utterly perfect.
Thank you, dear friend. Just wanted to amplify your very moving tweet and thread.
How truthful is Bobfr’s tweet – so much for pro-life – pro-hate is more the truth
Hearing Boehner will offer clean #CR vote after Reid refuses, once again, 2 compromise. #shutdown #MakeDCListen— Jason Johnson (@jasonsjohnson) October 01, 2013
We should consider the source, an aide to Ted Cruz. Still it would be good news if true.
Thanks for the info. Hope it works.
Sad to see ( Maddow) the long term plan of the GOP to shut down the Gov’t. Scary! No conscience.
Yes Rachel really laid it out tonight. The Repubs have always wanted to close down the government. 1996 wasn’t enough for them.
SCARY to recall…. I hadn’t remembered how far back this intention had gone. But when we consider how Republicans were planning to sabotage the President on the day of his inauguration….. we shouldn’t be surprised.
From the man himself!
The White House @WhiteHouse
It’s time for Congress to do the right thing for our country and pass a budget that prevents a #governmentshutdown. —bo
9 minutes ago
very true. thanks for the tweet link.
this is gripping. can someone explain what is happening now? is the senate voting to strip out the latest GOP demands? and then does it go back to the house?
Senate just flushed Boehner’s latest turd. Boehner will now be forced to bring the ‘clean’ version of the CR, passed by the Senate to a vote. It will pass, handily.
thank you bob – you are the oracle.
good question. I *think* so, but I’m not sure.
You know you are John Boehonering when you are hiding under your desk from the Tparty.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 01, 2013
John ‘BOEHONERING’ – I almost sprayed Chardonnay all over my computer screen.
good one – needs to be promoted into regular use
BREAKING: @SpeakerBoehner that steaming turd you sent the Senate is on it's way back to you. DO YOUR JOB. Vote the Senate CR. @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
Senate freights the turd back to Boehner ….
You are on a roll tonight bobfr. I can’t even think this time of night. Even my pup is making noises she want to go to bed. Am on my way out. See you guys all in the morning.
Good Night All.
Rest well Roberta. Hug your pup and know that tomorrow you both awaken to another glorious day because, in part, President Obama is PRESIDENT!!!!
That, Bob, and the start of the Obamacare exchanges, which I have been waiting for like Christmas morning. My 41 year old son has been without insurance since March and it’s been keeping me awake at night. Hope I can finally let this anxiety go tomorrow.
So grateful that you and your son will soon be able to rest much easier, Jackie!!
sleepy too…but I have to see what happens
Thank you @SenatorReid for shipping @SpeakerBoehner's latest DUMP ON AMERICANS back to him, with alacrity. #ShutDownTheGOP #YesWeCan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
Dear TODers, Please send Senator Reid some love. He’s earned it, big time. Thank you.
Yes We Can
Looks like my fatuous, cardboard cutout congressman, Charlie Dent, has declared his willingness to vote for a clean CR. Big of him. I think he got a LOT of negative feedback today, me included. People I know called him and even stopped by his local office. I told him if he thought lurching to the radical right was going to work in this moderate district, he was in for a very big shock. Still, his radical votes are right there for all too see and this last hour conversion is too little, too late.
Good for you for contacting him.
Would be lovely if that whole lot got voted out next year.
Good evening everyone. Another unnecessary roller coaster ride with the repubs. trying to toss us out, but the good news is that PBO is in charge of the brakes.
Not that this has anything to do with anything, but I’ve somehow strained a butt muscle. Ouch.
You need to go easy on yourself, friend!!!!
Yes it does, what did you expect by watching AH’s at work?…..my butt hurts too…that’s where my feelings for Republicans seems to be centered.
That’s too much information.
The U.S.S. Ted Cruz http://t.co/tQdY0UsF7e— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) October 01, 2013
Love it, Africa, especially since there doesn’t seem to be any help on the horizon.
LOL. Sinking fast.
Sorry but that ship had a honorable and gallant history. It served the USA well. Rafael Cruz has done no such thing!
Bask in these moments, dear TODers, as you watch the dissolution of the America’s gravest enemy >>>>> the #GOP …..
#TrustBarack … and be forever thankful that we all elected him, TWICE!!!!
Bob, I think you would have made a great general–the kind who devises complex strategies to defeat the enemy and wins. Plus, you would be great at rallying the troups, ala Henry V.
That’s exceedingly kind of you, Jackie. I just stick with my knitting and try to do some good – as do all our wonderful TODers and millions of Americans – every day.
LOL – my Mom would have loved you too – she was known far and wide as the “world’s best knitter”
Dudette! Dudette! Check this out!
Members of my family have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. They'll get coverage with Obamacare. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) September 30, 2013
Senator Reid will be back on the Senate floor at 11p ET tonight ….
What does this mean Bob? Is the clean bill on the way back to the house – or does that happen at 11?
99, the Senate’s “Clean Bill’ was passed last week and all Boehner has to do is bring it to a vote – and it will pass.
What the Senate just did is shitcan the latest turn that Boehner & his fellow terrorists sent to the Senate earlier this evening.
Boehner has 2 hours and 15 mins to bring the Senate bill to a vote or he and his fellow terrorists will not be able to escape that they shut down the US Government in a way no foreign terrorist could ever imagine accomplishing.
Now we get to watch history in the making ….
Thanks Bob – I so appreciate your explanations – I thought I knew it all when I learned out how your elections work – silly me! Our “constitutional monarchy” seems quite simple in comparison
Happy to help, 99, and am grateful for your support of our President and all your contributions to TOD!!!
It's gone from defund Ocare, to delay Ocare, to delay the indiv. mandate. What's next, demanding an invite for croquet?— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) October 01, 2013
own up ppl, has this #GOPshutdown tantrum versus #ObamaCare made you exceed your daily-allotted curse-word limit (public & private)?— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) October 01, 2013
I’m owning up. Yes, I’ve exceeded my limit!
I usually don’t curse but I have had to stop myself from spewing a torrent of really bad words
Well done, Linda
Actually, I’ve had nothing but a smile on my face as I watch the self-immolation of these traitors ….
quite a couple of days
What's the over/under that Boehner spends the night crying into his 18 year scotch?— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) October 01, 2013
Hell, he’s going to be bathing in it …..
No matter how anyone will ever try to spin it, the dude responsible for what happens next is Boehner ….
Clue to @SpeakerBoehner – ever heard of 'cut your losses,' dude? You should banish those #TeabaggerTerrorists or YOU, ALONE, OWN IT. cc @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
Make him FEEL THE PAIN ….
Tomorrow: 12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 01, 2013
@ZekeJMiller A Magnificent, Empathetic #PBO will meet with a few of MILLIONS of Americans who no longer have to live in fear. cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2013
Yes. Oui. Sí. Ja. Sim. 是. Tak. Hell to the YES! RT @Heritage: Will #Obamacare be implemented tomorrow? herit.ag/18jTHuY— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 01, 2013
Will, GOP be able to stop ACA?
The media LOVES telling PBO how to do his job, but nary a peep from them telling John Boehner how to do his.
Excuse us @MotherJones but @BarackObama does not need any "advice" on how to govern when you all are busy enabling GOP's lies! @havewhatusay— (@aspirational12) October 01, 2013
facepalm (not at you, at Mother Jones). Did they not listen to the press conference today?
Apparently not. They are so reflexively driven to “tell” this President what to do. While ignoring what he has actually said or done.
That, and give everyone else except the Obama administration any credit for any positive developments (see Syria & Putin).
that magazine is a disgrace to the actual mother jones herself!
organizers of the past cared about getting real, tangible results from their efforts. these modern white privilege “liberals” only care about the adrenaline rush they get from “protesting” and fundraising for their various businesses or nonprofits. f- these so-called “progressives” and their nonstop condescending tweets and articles toward the most progressive president in generations, and who treat this stuff like it’s a tit-for-tat game and really have nothing at stake except a few swings in their 401K portfolios.
this magazine should be forced to change its name.
Whip Hoyer just excoriated the #GOP #TeabaggerTerrorists …. demands a vote on the ‘Clean CR’ …..
The pain of playing political ping-pong
By Steve Benen
Why belabor this mind-numbing process?
I suspect it has something to do with attack ads — Republicans want to force Democrats to vote on an unpopular mandate policy (which Republicans originally championed and helped create, with support from the Heritage Foundation), so tonight can be exploited in the midterms.
It’s why nine Democrats actually voted for this thing. It’s not that these nine actually want a shutdown; it’s that they don’t want to fall into the campaign trap House Republicans set in lieu of governing. Indeed, if you watched the vote itself, you may have noticed the number of House Dems voting for this CR jumped at the last second — they were waiting to see if it was going to pass, and once it was clear it had the necessary votes, they figured there was no harm in joining the majority.
Yep. But, it’s all irrelevant because Senator Reid sent the turd back in a matter of minutes.
The real vote is yet to happen … and more than a few Rs are going to have to vote yes or they are burnt toast ….
I need to remind everyone that Obamacare is THE LAW and it has been found CONSTITUTIONAL. We are not re-litigating this.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) October 01, 2013
Right Right On.
Amen. Reid is soft-spoken but carries a big stick.
Thank you Sen. Reid.
OK…the Republicans finally succeeded…they won…I lost……..Pure, unadulterated has entered my heart……Hate for those that are making people not be able to sleep tonight for worrying about not getting a paycheck….Hate for those that are denying women and children food, milk, etc; on the WIC program……those that are making our Country a more dangerous place to live by shutting down agencies that protect our food, water, and air…..those that are putting our Country in dangerous financial straits….those that are denying seniors Meals on Wheels….those that are putting stress on our soldiers by worrying about the welfare of their families back home…..and even those that are denying us the pleasure of watching panda cam…….
There are no winners in this kathryn – worldwide – if the house does not pass a clean bill – everyone loses.
I see ChuckTodd wtill carrying water for the GOP – I’m sure not linking to his story telling – wonder what it would take to get the media to accept that the GOP hates their country worse than any non-american on the planet
But, if only PBO would play more golf with Boehner! /snark.
Just now able to comment on this thread though I’ve been lurking. Chips, thanks for the picture at the top of the thread. Yet, at the same time, it is very difficult for me to look at. Today is the last day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve been bathed in stories all month and some of them are so close to our family’s story. What the evil TP/GOPers are doing is bad enough, but every time I see that picture and the comment on it, I can’t even express what it does to my insides. We all keep repeating the same thing……..they are evil, selfish, greedy and blinded by their hate. Bob, I pray you are right and that this shutdown will be averted, but I find myself barely hanging on at this point.
We have to get rid of them in 2014!!!!!!!!!!!
Sending out huge hugs to you – so sorry to hear your story. I’m sure President Obama will prevail!
I’m so sorry. ((hugs)) to you, and never give up.
@ChuckTodd Please don't speak for the White House. You have no clue. Oh, as an aside, ditch the hair. @msnbc @Lawrence— (@JOBoomr) October 01, 2013
I heart this. Thanks Jacqueline.
That guy just brings out “the best” in me. Or maybe the worst. Ha!
JOB, You’re killing me here. This (Oh, as an aside, ditch the hair) just made me crack up. That smarmy, mealymouthed Chuck Todd is just so annoying. He’s always trying to get inside President Obama’s head. He’s insufferable.
I think he was in his high school drama club or something. It gags me to hear him try to strike just the right tone in his voice, when he basically has no clue what he’s talking about and wouldn’t care if he did! That’s why I like to throw in a line not written in the script for him! (I’m glad you got a chuckle!)
If Republicans shut this country down… http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2013/9/30/the-surprising-effectsofagovernmentshutdownyoumaynotknowabout.html
BIGGEST FUCKUPS EVER!
This needs to be reblogged, retweeted, all over the net.
Great comment, except, I have one small change, a ‘fuckup’-IMO, implies that someone bungled or botched something up, but not necessarily on purpose though. In this case, a large segment of elected representatives of the people’s government are purposely deciding to shutdown the goverment to serve their narrow ideologically need. It’s more than just a ‘fuckup’ it’s blackmail.
I understand the point you’re trying to make, but back where I come from…if you do something THIS catastrophically wrong, on purpose, on accident, or anything in between…YOU ARE A GIANT FUCKUP. No excuses, no matter what. Feel free to add other adjectives to that, if you choose, for a more pointed version of fuck up…..it stands.
voluntary& willful fuckups.
OH. MAW. GAWD.
Tie unbuttoned! flickr.com/photos/whiteho…— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) October 01, 2013
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