103 Responses to ““It’s Not Too Late To Do The Right Thing””


  1. October 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Unrelenting ….

  2. 25 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Good afternoon.

  3. 26 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm
  4. 27 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    GOP NOT DOING DEMS A FAVOR BY OPENING THE GOVERNMENT AND PAYING OUR BILLS

    ===========================THAT’S THEIR JOB===============================

    Dems Hold Firm After GOP Filibuster Of Debt Limit Bill

    By SAHIL KAPUR

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    The GOP’s unanimous filibuster of the “clean” debt ceiling bill Saturday didn’t shake the resolve of Senate Democratic leaders, who continued to insist that Republicans reopen the government and avert default before budget negotiations.

    “They’re not doing us a favor by re-opening the government,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters in the Capitol. “They’re not doing us a favor by extending the debt ceiling. That’s part of our jobs.”
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    No. 4 Democratic Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said Republicans “have to stop asking for hostages in order for our country to be OK.”
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    Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet Saturday afternon with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, according to the White House.

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    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dems-hold-firm-after-gop-filibuster-of-debt-limit-bill

  5. 28 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm
  6. 29 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    PBO: YOU ADVANCE YOUR IDEAS THROUGH ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATION – NOT EXTORTION

    =============================THIS IS NOT NORMAL=======================

    It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s not supposed to be this way. Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it. Politics is a battle of ideas, but you advance those ideas through elections and legislation – not extortion.

    I know you’re frustrated by what you see in your nation’s capital right now. But because it’s easy to get lost in or give up on the political back-and-forth, I want you to remember: this is not normal. Our government is closed for the first time in 17 years. A political party is risking default for the first time since the 1700s. This is not normal. That’s why we have to put a stop to it. Not only because it’s dangerous, but because it saps everyone’s faith in our extraordinary system of self-government. And that hurts us all.

    ============================THIS IS NOT NORMAL=======================

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/12/weekly-address-lets-get-back-work-american-people

  7. 30 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Not really news, but yes, a cute picture of POTUS & FLOTUS

  8. 32 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    TOD Fam, thanks for all of your hugs and prayers. Like many of you, I’m the “go to” person in my family and community; however, rarely is there anyone locally for me to lean on. Thank you all for being my ROCK!

  9. 33 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I suspect they’ll be saving former (and soon-to-be again) Speaker Pelosi’s speech for last.

    • 34 Lynn
      October 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I didn’t have a chance to post until now, Dudette. You may not know about Julie KroneI She and Speaker Nancy Smash have a lot in common. As a race horse jockey, Julie was cut off in a race by a male jockey. After the race, she got off her horse, grabbed the other jockey and SMASHED his head into the rail, with a warning…there will never be a next time.

      Thanks for the reminder and the memories. Love ya all.

      Back to lurking.

  10. 35 forus50
    October 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I frankly don’t think this is going to end well for Americans. I think Boehner is going to tank the economy before he gives up his Speakership. If he wasn’t going to do that, then he could have solved this problem weeks ago.

    If he allows Pelosi & company to help him pass a clean CR & DL then he would be voted out immediately by the TeaParty because of course they are truly ideological and ignorant and would cut off their nose to spite their face. They would split the GOP caucus & Pelosi would be nominated the new Speaker by the Dem caucus.

  11. 36 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    MAJORITY LEADER REID TO CNN: BOEHNER’S ‘JOB IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS OUR COUNTRY’

    Reid to CNN: Boehner’s ‘job is not as important as our country’

    By CNN’s Ashley Killough – (10/3/13)

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    Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused House Speaker John Boehner of being more worried about his job than the country amid a government shutdown.

    The Nevada Democrat also talked for the first time Thursday about Boehner reneging on an agreement between the two over a “clean” spending bill, and admitted he directed his chief of staff to leak embarrassing e-mails that they say indicate Boehner changed his position on Obamacare subsidies for Congress.
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    In the interview, Reid criticized Boehner for bowing to a conservative faction of his caucus that insists on attaching anti-Obamacare provisions to a temporary spending bill needed to fund the government.

    “His job is not as important as our country,” Reid said.

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    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/03/reid-boehners-job-is-not-as-important-as-our-country/

  12. 37 desertflower
    October 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Guys…hold the fort down:) I have to go tutor my 3 kiddos….3 HOURS of math. Seriously. I’ll be freaking brain dead when I get back here. Ready for some good conversation and a stiff drink:)

  13. 42 Don
    October 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    These Republicans aren’t suicidal, what they are, are a bunch of impotent men that can’t recognize that “Their” America is no longer theirs. They are too afraid to commit suicide that’s why they go from crisis to crisis wishing that whatever crisis they find themselves in will be the one that finally puts them out of their misery.

  14. October 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm
  15. October 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Hiya LovelyPlains, please check your Twitter DMs before posting, thanks a gazillion!

    • 46 utaustinliberal
      October 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Hellooooooooo Chiparoo. I believe I have an idea why you sent him a DM but you might also want to send him a tweet so that he knows you sent him a DM. Some people see that faster. :D

  16. 47 yardarm756
    October 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    More unintended consequences.

  17. 63 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    David Waldman ‏@KagroX 2m

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    Gop moderates not signing discharge petition for fear of pissing off a Speaker who has no control over anything or anybody.

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  18. 65 hopefruit2
    October 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm
  19. October 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    This tweet confuses me. Griffiths (R-VA) didn’t actually say “light treason” apparently, but that’s how this journalist read it.

    This one is more clear.

    I really hated the GWB adm for the deaths and torture, which we’re still recovering from today. Fast forward to 2013, and the GOP is now applying torture to the Global economy. I could not have them more.

    Really wish tweeters would cite sources when they send things like this out. Hard to know if it’s true or not.

  20. 67 Jovie
    October 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    He’s very smart -did you just see him?

    • 68 Vicki
      October 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      I did and I agree—-genius explanation of why gerrymandering is not quite what we’ve been led to understand. The short version of what Sam said is that the trick of gerrymandering which gave Repubs small majorities in swing districts are easily wiped out by a repub caucus as unpopular as this one.
      in other words we have to GOTV in 2014 and we will win.

  21. 70 yardarm756
    October 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  22. October 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    GA Chips (I just sent you a DM), TOD…… My Auburn Tigers are destroying W.Carolina 62-3 with a true-freshman’s first career start. OK, got that out of the way :)

  23. October 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    October 12, 2013 12:49 PM
    Who Holds All the Cards?

    By Martin Longman

    In this morning’s weekly address, the president was to the point:

    It’s not supposed to be this way. Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn’t how our democracy works, and we have to stop it. Politics is a battle of ideas, but you advance those ideas through elections and legislation – not extortion.

    Focus on the words: “we have to stop it.”

    Why did the White House outright reject the House’s offer and why did the Senate Democrats reject Sen. Susan Collins’ plan?

    It’s not because the deals were not good enough; it’s because they were deals.

    Because the Republicans (in the leadership, anyway) are not actually willing to default on our debts, the end game here is that time runs out and Congress raises the debt ceiling. Whether they can get some kind of fig leaf to cover their defeat or not, they can stop making demands now because the most important thing to the president is to put an end to these kind of hostage negotiations.

    Just to drive the point home, House Democrats assembled this morning to sign a discharge petition in an effort to force a clean vote on a continuing resolution on Monday. It’s doubtful that enough Republicans will join the effort to make it successful, but there will definitely be enough of them available to avoid a default.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_10/who_holds_all_the_cards047294.php

    • 77 Ladyhawke
      October 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      WE HAVE TO STOP IT

      Exactly, this is no way to run a democracy.

      Just think about it, gerrymandering wasn’t enough for the Republican Party. So they decided to just ignore the outcome of elections, Supreme Court rulings and bills that have become law. To that they added filibustering, obstruction, hostage taking, extortion and sabotage. Their scorched earth and politics as a bloodsport approach has resulted in the current constitutional crisis. I don’t know how any of them look in the mirror or are able to sleep at night. Elected officials perfectly willing to harm the country over unhinged partisan ideology. They are a disgrace. The American people are not being served. We deserve better. WE HAVE TO STOP IT.

    • October 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Rikyrah, thank you for this link. I hope Longman is right when he says the Republicans in leadership are not willing to default on our debt. At this point, I will only breathe easier when the vote count is in.

  24. October 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Did anyone else see at the end of the Senate Democrats presser when Harry Reid told the media that he was not going to negotiate with them?

  25. October 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm
  26. October 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    “The Tea Party’s newest primary challenger: Big business?”

    http://news.yahoo.com/tea-partys-newest-primary-challenger-big-business-061200496.html

    Tea Party renegades can comfortably ignore public opinion over the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight, the thinking goes, because they are ensconced in non-competitive, gerrymandered districts.

    Yet as the shutdown dragged on, and a once-unthinkable debt ceiling default became more likely, the Tea Party began to lose the support of a once powerful ally: Big business. It has reached the point where some business interests are openly floating the idea of supporting more reasonable, business-friendly candidates in primary election challenges to Tea Party-aligned lawmakers.

    The business community was already miffed with the Tea Party’s tactics ahead of the government shutdown…With the shutdown now in full effect, business interests are beginning to get behind primary campaigns in at least four districts to unseat candidates who have run roughshod over the GOP leadership.

  27. October 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Catch me up please TOD. The last I saw at 8:30 this morning, Van Hollen was talking about the Oct 1 secret change in the rules. Where are we with the petition?

  28. 84 cookemom
    October 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    The food stamp, Link Card, SNAP, EBT debit card problem in many states is not due to the shut down, but rather a computer glitch:

    http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/402335/3/EBT-card-problems-caused-by-computer-issues

  29. 85 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm
  30. 86 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Nancy Smash about to take the podium! :-)

  31. 87 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm
  32. 88 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm
  33. 89 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    #YES WE CAN from a different perspective :-)

  34. October 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    unrelenting ….

  35. 93 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  36. 94 Jovie
    October 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Christie says if I were in the a senate I would kill myself.
    Why limit it? Why not expand that offer to say governor of NJ?
    Just saying. :)

    • October 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Jovie, Christie doesn’t have to kill himself, he just needs to lose. My heart aches for what NJ will go through if he’s elected in November–four more years of going backwards, of rights denied and of job losses. Whatever spell New Jerseyites are under, I wish they would wake up soon.

  37. 96 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    The numbers here are pretty depressing for those of us women in red states

  38. 102 Dudette
    October 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm
  39. 103 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Kurt Eichenwald ‏@kurteichenwald 3h

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    A terrifying, must read focus group report about the tea party.

    http://www.democracycorps.com/attachments/article/954/dcor%20rpp%20fg%20memo%20100313%20final.pdf

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