Hello My Fellow TODers
Congrats Nena on #1
First, doggone it!
I mean, second, doggone it!
It is a Beautiful Day as U2 sings
I loooooooooove this law.
Pearl Jam, Jason Mraz, My Morning Jacket & Death Cab 4 Cutie join forces to promote #ObamaCare politico.com/story/2013/10/… http://t.co/jcLzaMCrfT— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 11, 2013
St. Vincent Healthcare's helping Montanans sign up for #ObamaCare because it helps thousands. billingsgazette.com/news/local/st-… http://t.co/N2TFCuEbLd— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 11, 2013
#ObamaCare Matters: A homeless man in California will now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 11, 2013
If you watched the Press briefing with Jay this afternoon, you would be left with no other impression but this…
I see media is entering the "scrutinize every syllable of Dem rhetoric for any fake sign of a cave we can find" mode.— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) October 11, 2013
A good portion of the questions posed to Jay were about Negotiating. These people are just CRAZY.
The Rovian memo instructions have been distributed. I saw on Twitter that Ed Schultz has been ranting about “caving.” Obviously the NBC poll yesterday traumatized not just the GOP in congress, but certain media cretins who benefit from the same corporate sponsors who control the GOP.
Nailed It, my Friend, HF2.
Does that DINO Ed Schultz scream “cave” every other day about something POTUS is doing? Ugghh, I never watch him – he and most of the MSNBC freak shows are either too loud or self-important or both.
These are not professional reporters…no, no, they’re drama queens – salivating for anything juicy that they can run & tell. It’s a good thing they got Jay instead of me up there in front of them – that’s all I’m gonna say…
I don’t usually have a chance to watch Jay’s briefing, but saw most of it today — with a few audio gltiches, didn’t hear much of what upChuck had to say except for his sneering tone.
Who is the “Jim” idiot (far left front row on the screen) who suggested that Rs have waved a white flag?
The WH correspondents need to be purged. They believe they are sportscasters reporting on the score of a game (no offense to the unparalleled sportscasters like Vin Scully whe knows baseball history inside and out from 1950s forward).
The networks need to be informed that this is NOT A GAME. Jay did nothing but repeat himself throughout the course of the presser because of the WPC stupid, stupid questions.
And just about everyone else in that room insisted that the President is negotiating, when in fact, as swbluega noted on the previous thread:
“Why is it hard to understand that budget negotiations will begin once the government has been re-opened AND the threat of default (which means for more than 6 weeks)? The usual suspects in the WHPC are trying so hard to get Jay to say that the talks taking place amount to “negotiations” so that they can say that the President has caved.”
Truly infuriating display of “journalism.”
My feelings exactly Arapaho. I lost count of how many times Jay has to say “let me repeat…”
The TGGOPers are once again questioning the NBC/WSJ Poll numbers.
How about the Gallup, their favorite pollster group? How about Rasmussen? They will never warm up to the PPP polls.
Good afternoon everyone. Congrats on 1st Nena20409.
love me some sam wang!!
‘ Andrew Sullivan has collected some commentary that argues against my suggestion that the House could potentially flip in 2014. There were some good points made. However, it should be noted that some of these analysts’ comments have been OBE (Overtaken By Events) – the shutdown.
All of the arguments on this subject can and should be quantified. It’s just like last year’s Presidential race: is any of this punditry data-based? Today I start to outline a true prediction.
Provisionally, it looks like the following: In a little over a week, the shutdown has increased the probability of a Democratic House takeover in 2014 from 13% to as high as 50%. ‘
“Public Policy Polling has now surveyed a total of 36 House districts in two weeks,and the results show Republican incumbents are in serious danger in 29 out of the 36. Democrats must net 17 seats to reclaim the House…”
Our new round of 12 more House polls for @MoveOn finds more Republicans vulnerable for 2014 over the shutdown: scribd.com/doc/175252720/…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 11, 2013
Should be an interesting meeting…….
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will resume talks on Saturday in Kabul: U.S. official #breaking— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) October 11, 2013
U.S. capture #2 commander of TTP nbcnews.to/1cEF1ea Afghan officials accuse U.S. of snatching from their custody! wapo.st/1guNFMm— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 11, 2013
I am hoping these talks fail, otherwise we will have significant presence in Afghanistan for years.
I have a feeling that a lot of people enjoy looking at PBO’s hands.
Obama's hands are seen as he talks with small business owners at the White House. #shutdown http://t.co/CsJ8z7j7pS— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) October 11, 2013
The most powerful hands in the world!!
Indeed. And very nice to look at. I don’t recall this fuss over Dubya’s hands or any other President’s hands for that matter. (Sorry Audrey & Eleroy)
Oh yes. yes we do.
He has beautiful hands, just like his heart.
Thanks Japa21, HF2 and Jackie 4 Obama
I just finished posting on the last thread and there appeared: Leave a Message. I was only following a directive
Pass the popcorn…. #GOPShutdown taking its toll @SenJohnMcCain office said it will not dignify @replouiegohmert comment with a response.— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) October 11, 2013
@Springsteen thanks fans w/ heartfelt cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" rol.st/1atDXoT via @RollingStone youtu.be/06fCMfcMnqk— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 11, 2013
Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla on why he’s gotten involved
Musicians(Morning Jacket/Death Cab 4 Cutie) singing @Obamacare tune politico.com/story/2013/10/… partnering w/@HeadCountOrg http://t.co/M6MU7K7rW1— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 11, 2013
“The effort to derail, defund and discredit the ACA (‘ObamaCare’) is ridiculous and insulting. The law serves to help all Americans more easily access affordable, reliable health insurance, even those who were previously shut out of private insurance because of a pre-existing condition. These objective basics of the law are rarely front-page news. Healthcare.gov does a great job of detailing out the most important features.”
“As for the Republican efforts to defeat this law, I’d like to recommend any of the time-tested, American-as-apple-pie methods of repealing a law,” Walla said. “There are many. Like, say, winning an election and repealing a law through legislation which can be enacted by the executive branch. I can also recommend the judicial branch as a place to sort through grievances and contests of law. Our three branches of government provide ample checks and balances, in a sound framework, for any party wishing to engage them.”
UT or Chips, can you free me from WP jail…..TY
Source says 10 Sens from both parties plan to extend debt ceiling through January and open gov through March, forcing solution on House— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) October 11, 2013
This plan sounds like an GOP or MSM-generated rumor than anything based in reality. At this point I’m only listening to PBO and Harry Reid.
With you, HF2.
The media only cloud things up. Case in point — Jay Carney’s presser. They couldn’t accept Jay’s answer and so hounded him for an hour on the same topic, forcing him to repeat himself the whole time. Worthless.
Don’t understand the Senate/Congressional processes the way many here do, but here’s a couple of tweets:
Both from yesterday:
Sen Reid filed cloture this evening on the Democratic debt limit bill, which extends debt limit until Dec 31, 2014— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 11, 2013
All House Ds #demandavote to end the #GOPshutdown. With these 30 Rs, we can force the House to vote to reopen govt: http://t.co/vQnHqtBdsI— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) October 10, 2013
Brutal…….Just BRUTAL ad set to air from VoteVets.
Pure Truth cuts like a knife. Truth is undeniable.
Wow that one is brutal but the GOPTeaParty is too arrogant to stop the madness.
LOS ANGELES — There are radio and television commercials galore, along with Twitter and Facebook posts and scores of highway billboards. There are armies of outreach workers who speak Spanish, Tagalog, Cambodian, Mandarin and Cantonese, all flocking to county fairs, farmers markets, street festivals and back-to-school nights across the state. There are even dinner parties in Latino neighborhoods designed to reach one family at a time.
@Obamacare Embraced in CA nyti.ms/1cBC9il has largest state-run insurance exchange & has already expanded Medicaid coverage for poor.— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 11, 2013
With enthusiastic backing from state officials and an estimated seven million uninsured, California is a crucial testing ground for the success of President Obama’s health care law.
The state is spending $94 million to help local health clinics, community groups and labor unions reach residents — many who have lived without health insurance for years — and have them complete the often bewildering process of signing up for coverage. “It’s going to take a little bit of everyone doing a lot of different things to get this all together,” said Lisa Hubbard, a director at St. John’s Well Child and Family Clinic in South Los Angeles, which has one of the highest rates of uninsured in the country. “We’re really going to have to try anything and everything.”
TeaNN is about to replace Morgan, Piers with Bill Weir who has left ABC’s Nightline?
@markknoller Media is so desperate to claim a "win" for Boehner, not to mention gin up the "left" with a "cave" narrative, it's laughable.— (@aspirational12) October 11, 2013
Mark does realize that Republicans are demanding concessions just to do their job, right? Steve Benen had a great post of this today.
The fear of ‘precedent’
By Steve Benen
These House Republican lawmakers are saying they want to make catastrophic threats a normal part of contemporary politics, and justify this extremism by saying voters haven’t left them any choice.
“If we simply do our jobs the way we’re supposed to, we can’t force Obama to give us stuff.”
BOOM……. hence why I have been seeing OFA ads for the last week & a 1/2 on every channel………
OFA has raised nearly $21 million in all and $7.7 million in the 3rd quarter, according to new disclosure released on a Friday at 5:04 p.m.— Matea Gold (@mateagold) October 11, 2013
Yeah, and according to upChuck Todd, this Administration has failed “to sell” Obamacare.
I said back when he uttered those words (which prompted the “fire upChuck” petition to NBC) that soon enough he wouldn’t know what hit him, once Obamacare truly begins it rollout on Oct 1.
Saw Ezra Klein for a few unpleasant moments on @Maddow last night. Not surprisingly, he’s joined his wife’s (Annie Lowrey) claim that Obamacare had a terrible rolllout, pretty much echoing upChuck’s “incompetent” words.
You know, Mr. know-it-all Klein, it’s been a week. There are actual people engaging in face-to-face explanations of Obamacare; local media is saturated with news, and people can receive information via a telephone.
There is no good reason for Ezra to have bashed our President last night. I’m standing firm — never again will I watch his smug face on television or read anything from his blog. My dislike for Ezra and his wife has grown into a full-blown fury.
BWD, last night:
Outside @riteaid. #Obamacare http://t.co/AQvAGGb00J— BWD (@theonlyadult) October 10, 2013
@markknoller @PressSec That has been true from Day 1. Nothing has changed.— (@aspirational12) October 11, 2013
Good for you! Thought I’d add my own note!
@aspirational12 @markknoller @PressSec And we've all supported President Obama since Day 1 – 100%— (@JOBoomr) October 11, 2013
Somebody has been having a good day, gallivanting all around town! :grin;
There once was a b-boomer named Jacqueline
Whose words were pithy, biting, and caused a grin.
She has a birthday today
Plans to sing, dance and play,
Then tweet VJ44 for a 2nd signing in.
ps: I think your granddaughter (the actress/playwright) would like this B-D song vid.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY, JO’B! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
…………………………….. Probably should have said “HavING a Wonderful….”
Oh, that was adorable, VC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the poem and the song – enjoyed both tremendously. Love ya!
Hmmmm. I notice there was no mention of napping today – too busy partay -ing I’d guess?
Wishing you many more, my dear; filled with laughter, fun and good health to enjoy all the grands.
Thanks, again, VC – no napping today. But I’m sitting waiting for the “call to cake” from my son’s house and I’d love a nap! Maybe I should get up on the exercise bike, eh?
Now I’m going to eat. BBL
Hey birthday girl (((((J’OB))))
Just how idiotic is our Congress?
Congress brought these Russians to the U.S. to see how democracy works. When they got here, nothing was open. wapo.st/185j84f— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 11, 2013
If this was the reverse the media would be beating us up about this!!
R's refuse 2 go 2 conference on budget in March bcuz they needed the budget 2B a barganing chip 2 defund Obamacare. MSM's MIA on this story.— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) October 11, 2013
Sorry to be such a broken record on this, but see items 3, 4 and 5 in what the MSM should be covering to earn their paychecks, instead of being GOP gofers and parrot other MSM DC “journalists”:
MSM Reqd Reading:
Facts prove this is #GOPshutdown
deficit disappearing, budget at GOP-level
motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201… http://t.co/FGwJT6ze1F— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) October 09, 2013
You’ve nailed it Arapaho!!!
This should be sent to every member of congress, all of media (cable, network and newspapers). This list is crisp and to the point. It leaves no confusion at all.
The Vikings MVP, Adrian P’s 2 yrs old has died. This is sad news for any parent. Most Midwesterners who love the Vikings or Not…..have great appreciation for Adrian P’s atlethesim. His son was beaten up by a boyfriend’s of the 2yrs old’s mother.
How very sad.
My thoughts go out to Adrian and his family.
I read about this tragedy the other day. It’s a blessing that this baby has gone back to Heaven and is no longer suffering or in pain. The accused has a history of abuse on children and adults and somehow this woman felt it ok to leave her baby with him. I have a hard time believing that this man had not demonstrated his short patience around this woman.
That’s so sad. It happened in Sioux Falls, SD. I grew up on a farm near there.
Oh no—–I read about that. As I have stated, it seems 99 times out of a hundred, whenever anything bad happens to a baby or a young child, it is ALWAYS the mother’s boyfriend who is the culprit.
So terribly sad. I know he loved that little guy.
Happy Birthday JOB!
Thanks! I’m exhausted – Ha!
I saw “Captain Phillips” the Somali pirate movie starring Tom Hanks this afternoon.
Exciting and intelligent.
Of course I would have liked it even better if the President received more credit, but that’s maybe just me.
I watched the Pentagon briefing right after the kidnapping was under control and PBO had quite a lot to do with the outcome. The movie just said sort of like a throwaway that the WH said to complete the mission by any means necessary. Once you bring in the SEALS then “by any means necessary” is a given, right?
I recall the Pentagon General specifying that POTUS himself said to take the shot.
I so agree with you. I wish Tom Hanks or Captain Phillips himself would make mention of the President’s role. No doubt any other Repug president would get more than their share of credit.
I remember President Obama speaking about this. He was talking about all he had to face from the get go——the financial disaster left as a little gifty by W., the wars, all those initial decisions, the disastrous weather events etc., and he added in sortof an amusing way——even pirates! He never imagined he would also have to deal with pirates! Pirates on top of everything else!
I can’t even imagine how difficult all that was for him. Freshly elected, and total chaos.
It's pathetic when the GOP Tea Party can't recognize a loss when it's staring them in the face.#Obamacare 4 the win #GOPshutdown You own it— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) October 11, 2013
I see Dr. Ben Carson, of FOXNews, said that Obamacare was the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery. Like I said—screws loose.
Michele Bachmann testified that Obamacare will be known as Deathcare. Missing brain. Should be hospitalized.
That Values Voter thingy sounds like it’s just full of wit and wisdom——all the crazies are there!
If you weren’t mentally disturbed before, you would be after attending that event.
That awkward moment when Cruz regurgitates 1963 Reagan & every1 knows he was patently wrong abt SS. The genius of Ted Cruz .@robertcostaNRO— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 11, 2013
OH, Snap! @TheRevAl busts Ted Cruz plagiarizing Ronald Reagan scaremongering in 1963. Cruz's mouth moving but Reagan's words coming out. LOL— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 11, 2013
LP’s new post!
White House: Pres. Obama called 25 governors, held conference call with 150 business leaders to discuss impact of shutdown.— (@CNBC) October 11, 2013
Funny thing happened on the way to GOPers bashing Ted Cruz. Those same GOPers also want to repeal #Obamacare. See their nuttery? We See You.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 11, 2013
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