Pres Obama and VP Biden order lunch today at Taylor Gourmet in DC http://t.co/O9kkUQOv1p— (@petesouza) October 04, 2013
Pres Obama and VP Biden order lunch today at Taylor Gourmet in DC http://t.co/O9kkUQOv1p
Pres Obama talks with a delivery man at Taylor Gourmet in Wash DC today http://t.co/irnrpKgbxe— (@petesouza) October 04, 2013
Pres Obama talks with a delivery man at Taylor Gourmet in Wash DC today http://t.co/irnrpKgbxe
My parents were racist, solid Republicans, but even they would have turned away from the current GOP. They believed in democracy.— john miller (@deaconmill) October 05, 2013
I WANT TO SHAKE HIS HAND!! “Give ‘em HELL Mr. President!!”
Congrats for being #1 Japa21.
Mr. President, you are loved.
By many. I’m one of ‘em.
While you are it, LH, include VP Biden! I’ve never seen such righteous leaders in my lifetime. I hope Joe Biden decides to run in 2016! I am ready to do whatever it it takes to try to make it possible that he is elected President. He is the only one i truly trust to carry on the legacy of President Obama.
Nath, I am with you. I love VP Biden. He has a core about him that is so beautiful and truthful. I have watched him since my very young days enjoying politics. He is such a wonderful man. I do believe that he would carry on the legacy of President Obama as well.HZ
“He has a core about him that is so beautiful and truthful.”
That’s exactly the way I feel about Joe Biden, HZ! Joe Biden is one of those rare politicians who is truly authentic. The way he has supported President Obama, without any equivocation, has really impressed me very much. I’ve also been impressed with the sincere partnership between the the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden in championing the cause of military families. I am from the old school, I judge people by their deeds and not just what they say.
I feel the same way. Hillary can be VP Joe needs it to win, though it might be more fun to have Elizabeth Warren. But, the power of the Clintons without nearly the dirty baggage claims there’d be if she were running for President, might appeal to Dems.
Can the Puma crowd live with our first woman Vice President at Joe’s side Biden/Clinton has a nice ring. I can see PBO off to the side, smiling and applauding as he moves toward his future as a beloved leader for causes and, who knows? …Secretary-General of the UN? Any other ideas?
I LOVE THIS MAN. The President of WE THE PEOPLE.
Me too :)
He’s such a sweetheart. Just look at the faces, that says it all. When people are around President Obama they are invariably smiling or in some kind of trance. I know I would be if I ever got that close to him.
He has a really natural way of interacting with people from all sectors. He’s always genuine and authentic and it really shows.
I’d be in a mumbling lump. That’s why, as much as I’d love to meet him, I’m afraid I’d bring shame to the family name. There’s nothing in the least bit admirable about my swoon. I just kind of topple over, no grace, no aplomb.
Me too cookemom … and with tears flowing. There would probably be enough tears they’d be afraid I’d drown him. As much as I want to meet him, shake his hand, hug him, realllllllllllllllllllllllly hug him, it might be better (for him) if I don’t.
I so agree, LH. How they help themselves from smiling. He just lights up a room, an auditorium, an arena, a nation. As long he he keeps smiling, I feel hope about the future.
Indeed, jackiegrumbacher. He will make it work. President Obama has a steady hand on the wheel of all that he does. He is a man who can be trusted to do the right thing. I love our president. And he and VP Biden are such a great team. We are so blessed to have them.HZ
Thanks for all your posts tonight, Utal! [BTW, why is PBO having lunch so late? Poor thing must have been too busy all day to eat, right?]
Nice, Pres Obama
This made me shake my head earlier..
GOP Rep. George Holding PRESIDING over the House! Such concern re shutdown!
tiny.cc/s32f4w— Vick C. (@sonamie) October 04, 2013
Rep Louie Gohmert from TX was ranting and this freshman nodded off. He’s from NC I think.
Gohmert is the former Judge in TX and a proud birther.
Yes, he’s apparently from NC according to the caption
“C-SPAN cameras caught Rep. George Holding (R-NC) sleeping last night as he was supposed to be presiding over the House of Representatives:”
Louie Gohmert was judge in TX? There is something fundamentally wrong with Texas! How in the world could this total imbecile serve as judge? How many people did he wrongfully incarcerate because he was prejudiced against them? I hope people in Texas are relieved that he is now a Congressman and no longer a judge. Louie Gohmert is mentally and temperamentally incapable of rendering unbiased decisions.
Three words: Old Boys Network
Just saw a comment that said Gohmert was ” a birther and a deather” – now that takes some serious dumb.
Rep. Ellmers R-NC who said that she was not giving up her paycheck, she need her paycheck, seem to have had a change of heart. I guess the heat was to hot for her. These Republicans are low down dirty rats.
You are so much nicer than me, Anniebella…..the words I call NC representatives can’t be printed on this blog…they are making NC the JOKE of the nation…
kathryn kivett., I know. From the governor on down.
“I'm a happy camper!” What else are people who’ve enrolled for health coverage saying? Click here and RT #GetCovered http://t.co/3lpd5FpFVv— Kathleen Sebelius (@Sebelius) October 05, 2013
@Sebelius Thank you so much, Secretary Sebelius, for all of your hard work – and your department's hard work – on health coverage under ACA!— (@JOBoomr) October 05, 2013
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is one of the unsung heroes of the Obama Care! Her and her Department have done an incredible job of trying to launch this unprecedented health coverage of millions of Americans. She Is a quiet, no drama, steady leader! I am so glad that President Obama chose her to lead this monumental task. For me, the highly competent people President Obama has selected for Cabinet positions and leadership of key government agencies tells me all I want to know about his leadership and his dedication to a government that is focused on taking care of the needs of all Americans.
She is definitely an unsung heroine! What a dazzling choice she was for that job!
So true, jacquelineoboomer. She has been right there with President Obama from the day she endorsed him. Also her excellent experience as Kansas State Insurance Commissioner has also made her a very effective Sec. of HHS. I love her no drama attitude as well. She is very special to President Obama’s vision for our country. I thank her for staying steady through the long haul. HZ
the juxtaposition of President Obama grabbing a sandwich and mingling with ordinary Americans in D.C. and the specter of the juvenile Republicans in NIH white lab coats today is staggering. President Obama is genuine and caring. A man of the people. The Republicans are just haters staging one stupid stunt after the next.
I love the fact that President Obama and VP Biden went to the people as well. I also love the fact that the President and VP walked on this lovely day among the people which also gives the people a peacefulness of our two wonderful leaders showing the American people that they will not allow Congress or other situations that were so disturbing to all of us yesterday keep them away from the people. It was a wonderful and refreshing moment to take in all of this today. It gives people an opportunity to again see what a great team we have in these two wonderful leaders, especially after just what happened on the streets of DC yesterday.
Knowing POB and VP Biden’s core being as men and as our POTUS and VPOTUS, the people matter to them. They are not putting on show; they are good and decent men who walk their talk. We are so blessed to have both of them leading our nation.HZ
Here ya go.
Public's No. 1 friend vs Public Enemies No. 1 http://t.co/3L1I61wG7I— (@amk4obama) October 05, 2013
aw, thanks amk. that’s just perfect. nicely done.
I just can’t process this kind of moral depravity. It’s shameful and wrong. But par for the course with this crowd. The juvenile stunts just keep coming. That’s all they got.
WHAT WHITE LAB COATS CAN’T COVER UP
Republicans may not know exactly why they shut down the government; they may not know what they hope to get out of this fiasco; and they may have no idea how to end this mess. But don’t worry, they have enough hashtags and p.r. theatrics to last a lifetime.
Benjy Sarlin highlighted one stunt on Capitol Hill yesterday that struck me as especially amazing.
Republicans put on their lab coats, grabbed their stethoscopes and said it’s time to fund the National Institute of Health. The government shutdown, however, must continue.
I can’t process it either Ladyhawke – who does this to their own country?
Kinda reminds me of that stunt Cantor pulled at that shelter during the campaign. Just shoved his way in and had pictures made of himself pretending to wash already clean pots & pans. He was fake loser then and he’s fake loser now.
I think that was paul ryan, aka eddie munster
Indeed, canadabarb4obama. Mr. Paul Ryan himself. HZ
Came home to this fabulous video and sitting here, right by myself, grinning from ear to ear…..needed this and the heartfelt, supportive reactions to THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES…..I don’t know why this video, this time, hit me so hard….perhaps it is b/c of the pitch perfect timing……..it was as if PBO’s body language and facial expressions were sending a message…..It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and I ain’t scared nothing or nobody and Chill the F…k out, I’ve got this……….tra la la la la….
I felt the same way. It really cheered me up.
Same here Kathryn and Betsy. Just hit the right spot. I love our POTUS and VPOTUS. They give all of us a lift when we see them. HZ
Hey there HZ, how are you????
I have now just noticed that VP Biden is not in any of these photographs. The previous thread had POTUS and FLOTUS walking down the street and they also went into an eatery.
My eyes are always playing tricks on me ;)
Focus four eyes…..there is one picture with VP Biden.
Okay…..time to hit the road.
So what is the update on the Nancy’s discharge petition?
I wish I were paying attention and had that answer. Earlier, I think I heard that when Nancy filed the discharge petition, all the Republicans on the House floor fainted. Then I got distracted.
See they’re going to start taking down Obamacare at off-peak hours nightly—starting at 1:00a.m. tonight—-to try to fix tech problems.
Obamacare website goes down for repairs cbsn.ws/GBd7Sv— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 05, 2013
This is just for the weekend. It’s really not as big a deal as the MSM is trying to say. My banking, workplace and other websites frequently go down for parts of weekends for updates, repairs, etc.
My amex card website is half the time ‘we are doing maintenance. we are sorry you cannot fucking view your fucking a/c’ mode.
The same thing happens with my bank, especially on the weekend! Just because I can’t access my account during “maintenance” doesn’t mean I am ready to give up on my bank. But the media are so obsessed with finding negative news about ACA that anything goes. Sadly, there are so many people who are unwittingly eager to spread the media negativity about Obama Care.
Correct amk and nath. And these evil people know that this is a normal thing to happen. These fools know that this has happen to them as well. Crap, they have accounts that they have tried to access and have been told that the service is down for some time and will not be back up for hours. These are crap heads who just want people to feel as miserable as they are feeling. Shame on them. ACA is moving FORWARD for sure. HZ
@CBSNews #GetOverIt @Obamacare is a BLAZING SUCCESS. Performing upgrades between 1-4am is SOP for high-demand web sites. cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 05, 2013
Way to go Bob!!!
Go ahead and speak TRUTH to Newstainers, Bob! CBS should be reminded that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at their neighbors!
@BarackObama & @JoeBiden – welcome back. via @nedrapickler http://t.co/LdKpI8jiQ7— Taylor Gourmet (@Taylor_Gourmet) October 04, 2013
@Taylor_Gourmet Thanks for hosting @BarackObama @JoeBiden for lunch! @nedrapickler Check out: theobamadiary.com/2013/10/04/the…— (@JOBoomr) October 05, 2013
JOBoomr, you are so terrific. I appreciate your steadiness in all situations. All of you who are on Twitter just do a great job. Chips has really made this such a beautiful place. To so many of us this beautiful haven and the brilliant people here keeps me sane.
(((((((((( Thanks to all of you who contribute so much)))))))))))) I love you for being so supportive, and President Obama knows what is happening here as well. People drop in. Trust me. HZ
Thank you so much, HZ! Just getting back here today to see this, and it made me smile. YOU made me smile! Enjoy your evening.
I was just in that vicinity last month. If the President had come out on the day that I was there, I would never be able to go home again, such an idiot I would have made of myself.
They would have just walked over me to get to him. Me, the one in the dead faint on the sidewalk.
That would make two of us! :-D
Here’s your periodic dose of Texas humour – Go read the rest; it’s short and has a purty picture. :roll:
Duckie Boy Gains Fame
……. Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold before….
He’s not terribly bright. He got elected accidentally and then kept his seat through underhanded redistricting.
So, the Washington Post did a nice think-piece on the shutdown and used this sterling example.
So Boehner is keeping Tea Partyers happy as long as possible. This anecdote captures it perfectly:
“We’re more united in the conference now than we’ve ever been,” said Rep. Blake Farenthold, a second-term lawmaker. Eighteen months ago, the speaker “couldn’t pick me out of a lineup,” Farenthold said. “He now blows me kisses.”
So what Farenthold is telling you that he only gained attention and fame by being a total jerk and hurting America.
Oopsie, forgot the link! http://www.juanitajean.com/2013/10/04/duckie-boy-gains-fame/
And when you go to JuanitaJeans you really have to read the comments. Swearing isn’t allowed (because you never know when her mama might drop in) and people are generally funny.
Anybody else try to R/T the Tweet of God tonight and nothing happened? Thought for a minute there He had me blocked, but no, thank God.
Ah, sweet mysteries of life.
See y’all tomorrow!
Wait for me! I’ll walk out with you.
Good night, TODobots! Catch you later.
Nite, nite MightyPamela, Vc and all of my TOD family.((())))HZ
.@BarackObama warned this would happen if america handed the keys back to .@gop. #VoteSmart in 2014. #ShutdownTheGOP http://t.co/4rgvwb3HOq— (@amk4obama) October 05, 2013
Here’s my comment in response to one of Ta-Nehisi Coates emoprog-blackademic whine pieces about how GOP-governors rejection of ACA Medicaid expansion showed that Pres Obama did not focus on REALLY helping poor blacks. Can you believe that turd of an argument? Here’s link to his piece, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/10/obamacare-and-the-conscience-of-a-radical/280226/
And below’s my response
Coates, your analyses of this particular law is WRONG. Unlike SS & Medicare, ACA before it went through John Roberts’ wringer, was the one social safety net that truly was universally accessible with no demographic restrictions. It also corrected gaps in existing Medicaid & Medicare coverage.
Tragically John Roberts whacked it at its heart with a bitter ideological hatchet. So what was Prez Obama supposed to do? scuttle the law? Allow GOP rabid dogs to kill it cuz of what Roberts did to it? And after going through all that which future President will take up healthcare again? Remember ACA, wounded by Roberts’ court and all, is what we have now after a century’s try. You think even if a future Prez managed to get another try at it, we’d get a more progressive law?
So many progressives have the unicornish idea that a stressed out system will go for Single payer. Not with the kind of deeply divided and racially-polarized country we have.
The intransigence of the GOP governors is going to rapidly unravel. If Charlie Crist wins Florida next year we will get a huge state like Florida expanding medicaid. If Wendy Davis wins Texas, hoo boy. it would mean the 2 largest southern states are on board medicaid expansion. Even if not through the ballot box changes, reality & the clout of the hospitals will soon snap those stupid GOP governors off their ideological hobby horse.
LOL. You got him all defensive with this ‘update’ at the end.
“I am aware of what happened with the Supreme Court and how the ACA was written. I addressed that critique here.”
I read this dude only once before while I was in dkos cesspool. Didn’t get all the ra ra about him. Once was enough.
These people must be living in a lefty utopia where the dems have thumping legislative, judicial and electoral majority. Unreal.
Their “lefty utopia” must be in the moldy little basements from which they blog and conduct their keyboard activism.
Excellent response, zizi. There are some people whom PBO can never please, no matter what the facts or reality. There is just always something to be angry about or something they don’t like about him—–for some reason. And that reason lies within them, has nothing to do with the merits of President Obama’s decisions, what he did or didn’t do.
yesss to this
reality & the clout of the hospitals will soon snap those stupid GOP governors off their ideological hobby horse
Some people are ridiculous. Thanks for trying to expose him/her to some sense – not sure it will help…
Superb handling of that twerp, Zizi!! Just superb!!
Well done Zizi! Some of these superficial black intellectuals, or what you called “emoprog-blackademic,” make me want to puke! They are totally clueless about the way the American system of government, with its separations of powers and checks and balances, operates. Moreover, they are totally clueless about the history of SS and Medicare when they were first enacted. Lets take Social Security, for example: when it was enacted in 1935 it specifically excluded agricultural and domestic workers. This was was FDR concession to Southern Segregationists. At the time, Black workers constituted the vast majority of agricultural and domestic workers. It wasn’t until the 1970s and the 1980s that agricultural workers and domestic workers were allowed to be covered by Social Security respectively. For this self indulgent black pundit to blame President Obama for what the Conservative Supreme Court did to the ACA is totally absurd. Poor Blacks in CA, NY, MD, IL, MA, CT, MI, and even red AZ, etc., will be helped by Obama Care. Obviously, poor Blacks who live in racist Southern states that have refused to expand medicaid will not get the benefit of Obama Care, but that is the fault of the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s not the fault of President Obama. If Ta-Nehsi Coates was seriously interested in helping poor blacks, and not just impressing his white/black emoprogs who hate and despise President Obama, he would have focused on the way John Roberts, in exchange for declaring the ACA constitutional, sacrificed poor people that would have been been covered by the expansion of medicaid by invoking States rights. Why is Ta-Nehsi Coates attacking the President when he should be attacking the Governors and legislatures of the states that have refused to expand medicaid?
I have very high respect for educated Black people because I know how much they went through to get their distinguished Academic degrees. I also know that they serve as role models for our children. But I Keep hearing my grandmother’s voice who was never impressed with what she called “educated fools” who lost all semblances of common sense! Why can’t many Black pundits, with impressive academic degrees, still retain some basic common sense.
Instead of celebrating this unprecedented achievement by a Black President, which I am absolutely certain, if we are dedicated to improving and fighting for it, will eventually help all Black people including the poor, all this black pundit can do is criticize the President for not being perfect.
Guess what, the Declaration of Independence was not perfect either. The Declaration that “All Men were Created Equal” was a misnomer given the fact that 20% of the people in the 13 English colonies fighting for freedom from English tyranny were slaves. And neither was Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which did not apply to more than a million slaves in states or parts of states that were loyal to the the United States! Yet they’ve both served as a guide in the quest for more freedom.
Well said. Nothing more to add. Indeed in a follow up comment elsewhere on his blog, I raised some of the details you so eloquently state, about SS & Medicare.
What galled me most was his argument that Pres Obama SHOULD have anticipated that racists would attempt to deprive minorities from getting access to any social safety net, and therefore should not have allowed States to administer the Medicaid expansion. Yep that’s what Ta-Nehisi said.
Another commenter brilliantly explained that the Medicaid expansion was going to change how ALL federal assistance programs were administered, away from a subjective qualification process to a completely computerized approval process that eliminated the human bias that allowed racists to deny minority applicants. That mandate is what John Roberts took the hatchet to and turned into voluntary compliance. The rightwing figured out exactly what Pres Obama was trying to do to bring true color-blind fairness into federal antipoverty programs, That is why they consider the ACA an existential threat. Coates sputtered in response to that commenter, asking for more information. Showed how little research he had done before mounting his emoprog horse
Look at the smiles in those pictures. Heartwarming. Contrast this with the congressman who shouted at a park ranger this week.
Indeed. The people LOVE their President. They don’t have to act or pretend. The smiles and body language say it all. And things like that make the GOP and MSM even more resentful of this good man and his administration.
Stay strong Mr. President.
Oh HELL YEAH! http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2013/10/lets-negotiate.html#more
Republicans have been demanding negotiations over the government shutdown. A few minutes ago, President Obama gave in to their demand. In a private meeting with House leaders, he said:
Let’s negotiate. I understand that you want to repeal Obamacare, or at least delay it for a year. Now let me tell you what I want:
I want universal health care, with a public option, the way it should have been all along.
I want universal background checks for gun purchases, including gun shows and everything else.
I want comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship, plus immediate legal status for dreamers.
I want you to re-authorize the Voting Rights Act, including a new and improved preclearance provision.
I want you to repeal the debt-ceiling law, totally and permanently. If you don’t want debt, raise revenue to cover the bills you’ve run up.
I want you to authorize closing Guantánamo.
I want a law that requires all corporations — including non-profits — to disclose all their donors.
More at the link:)
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A REAL PLAN! ;-)
Sure does to me! Want to play, you little ratfuckers? THIS is what America wants! :)
Oh please tell us how you REALLY feel. :-D
By the time the President finishes with Boehner & McConnell they’ll wish those were the only demands they had to accept :)
Love it, df :)
I will go for that kind of negotiation! Let’s put everything on the table! While we at it, Let’s put an end to stand your ground laws, stop and frisk laws, and racial profiling. I also would like to see an end to subsidies for oil companies as well closing tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas, as well as businesses and individuals who invest in text exempt off-shore accounts.
Tuned in to Real Time tonight for Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Carl Reiner and Carl Reiner is fantastic. Called for raising the wealthy’s (people like him) taxes and excoriated the GOP for putting financial burden on the poor to alleviate the rich. Loooooooves ObamaCare, shamed the GOP for the shutdown and made the Tea Party guest look like a fool. Carl Reiner (Rob Reiner’s dad) for the win.
@CarlReiner: "When I was growing up, all I heard was get the government off our backs. I'm here because the government let me on its back!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 05, 2013
Carl Reiner: "I'm happy Republicans gave it the name #ObamaCare…In 20 years, they're going to be thanking him for giving them healthcare!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 05, 2013
I love it that the POTUS and VPOTUS walked around the White House…..going out for lunch…the day after the woman tried to ram into the White House. He is NOT going to be intimidated, by anyone. He’s not going to be kept in the WH because of some disturbed person. Walking out with the people today, is the absolutely strongest thing he could have done today. Out with US…….not hiding, like the rethugs. One reason we all love him so much. This action sent a very strong non-verbal message.
So totally agree with you carolyn. With that I say a belated hello TOD, and a good night. What a week, huh?
Precisely, Carolyn!!! And, for both the President and VP to do it, together. POW!!! Big-time message.
We all, in our own ways, need to let them know we get the severity of the crisis they are confronting.
Dear #PBO You are defending the Office of the Presidency from an unprecedented assault by the plutocrat's minions #YesWeKnow @VP @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 05, 2013
Yes We Can
I agree, carolyn. Also believe they were sending a message to all of the workers and residents and tourists in the D.C. area that things were going to be getting back to normal for them, as well, after the most recent and frightening events around town.
Now WE the people just have to help them save D.C. and the country from the fright that is the Republican “party,” in 2014.
Yes Indeed, Carolyn! POTUS and VPOTUS are truly men of the people! They both draw their strength from the people and from the hardships in their lives. They are both fearless and not easily intimidated. I’ve written VP Biden urging him to run for President in 2016! Since he is in my age group I wanted him to know that as long as he feels good and and healthy, age is but a number. Nelson Mandela was much older than VP Biden when he was elected President of South Africa. And he served with distinction. Enough of this nonsense about VP Biden’s age!
Are there any pictures of FLOTUS and POTUS from their walk today?
It was President Obama and VP Biden who went for a walk, not the First Couple. See photos above and below.
Ok, just misunderstood.
Grandma and the grand old party. Will she and grampa wake up? http://t.co/tbKKE6BDI6— (@amk4obama) October 05, 2013
Garrison Keillor http://t.co/hKu9ELVHtp— Mark Welkie (@manyko2) October 05, 2013
Garrison Keillor is amazing! In that quotation alone, he definitely nailed down the current state of the Republican Party.
Congressman Miller is no fool ….
Dem Rep. George Miller on rounding up 218 votes for discharge petition: "We expect we can get them all in one day."— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) October 04, 2013
US shutdown halts EU trade talks. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…. Hey #wallstreet, clamp down on your clowns.— (@amk4obama) October 05, 2013
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