Oct 15, 2012: “You Look Familiar”
Woooooot, yes! Moooorning Collegekay!
Look at our avis Collegekay, they’re smiling at each other!!!
LOL I love it!
I am so sure you have a 6th sense Ms Chips – you see me there thinking away as I write a comment – chew the virtual pencil and hit post – only to see the new thread message come back to me.
I surely have the award for the last post on thread competition.
Do hope today goes well in your world – I see RWNJs are out and about threatening the end of the world as we know it if the House dares to pass the senate legislation. The media should refuse to print their garbage – but they are more likely to support it. The pundits are panting for this shutdown to happen.
Morning 99ts! Love that, ‘chewing the virtual pencil’! Huuuugely annoying when that happens, but when Carol gets back she’ll see your reply.
I’m in a constant head-shaking state, cannot believe what the GOP is doing, it’s just astonishing.
I truly think 75% of your country are in the same state – they are not out there protesting – because they either can’t believe it is happening – or they are seriously impacted and are trying to work out how to survive until the government is properly functioning again. These idiots talking about “primary challenges” have NO idea of the hurt they are doing – or perhaps they have every idea and just want to cause people pain. I hope they have every primary challenge on the planet because the more right the candidates the more chances that the dems will control the house
Some good discussions from Sam Wang/Princeton Election Consortium – including difference and why with Nate Silver’s latest.
DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
———————-THE GOP’S DIRTY RULE CHANGE————————
———————1,686,486 REVIEWS AND GROWING———————–
Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate’s clean CR for a vote was Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee — all but guaranteeing the government would shut down a few hours later and would stay shut down. Previously, any Member would have had the right to bring the CR up for a vote. Democracy has been suspended in the House of Representatives.
This Video Of Republicans Tightening Control Of House Is As Unusual As It Seems
By John Stanton
Republican leaders were nervous about the possibility that the Senate’s clean spending extension bill would pass the chamber on the strength of Democratic votes — or worse, that it would fail, taking it off the table permanently as a solution.
That concern appears to have driven the decision to change the rules to allow only Majority Leader Eric Cantor to force a vote on the Senate plan.
But the changes to the rules used to block Democrats from forcing a vote on the Senate’s spending plan is not the type of change that is routinely made, and is yet another sign of the Republican leadership’s tenuous control of the chamber.
Thanks Carol for the virtual rally post. I wrote the President today telling him of our unwavering support. I had tried to write before, but hadn’t been able to get through. Your link worked. We need to flood the White House with support…..I said that he has the support of the majority in the U.S. We’re not loud, but we’re solid, and I believe that.
Morning Ms. Chips!
WATCH: Ronald Reagan Demanding That Congress Vote to Raise the Debt Ceiling
I WISH Clooney, Powell, Hanks, Longoria, Cosby, Freeman and other high profile supporters would organize a REAL D.C. rally for millions of us to gather peacefully and show the real face of America. I hardly ever go anywhere (I know, wtf) but I would book a trip in a heart beat to join all of you there.
Forgot to mention Springsteen…..
Oh, what a great idea Magapie, a show of strength by the real America – I’d give anything for it to happen.
Thanks. Since you’re close personal friends with all those folks (especially George) would you mind giving them all a call and get the ball rolling? Well give me Eva’s number I’ll call her……………..
Will email you Eva’s number right now, Magapie – any other one you need?
PBO warned us that media & ObamaCare-hating politicians & right-wingers will be reporting (in hysterical comments) about EVERY single glitch that will occur.
So we should just be ready for this and chastise them as they deserve.
In fact, I wish there was a way I could save this tweet from Mr. Boykin (about the website being a tool not the real ObamaCare) and send it every time one reports these glitches with glee.
b4 healthcare.gov launched live, Pres. @BarackObama warned us MSM (who have 0 IT expertise) would shift focus to @ #ObamaCare glitch— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) October 15, 2013
well, I forgot to include it – this is the tweet that should be kept ready to send
Obamacare is not a website. The website is a tool to help implement the law. It's not the law itself.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 14, 2013
I still have my cardboard Obama keeping me company in my laundry room—–makes my duties there a little happier. I have the ’08 version with a red tie, uncrossed arms, no visible gray hair. I always say, “Hi Barack”. He hardly ever answers, but that’s okay—-he’s there as a reassuring, calming presence. He had a more visible presence at election times—-in living room window—-I wanted passersby to do a double take and think Barack Obama was visiting my house. Fun! A jealous mr. dotster keeps asking when I’m going to “take him down”—-I guess he wants him put in storage in the basement, or something. Fat chance! Just now, when I showed him the above photo, he asked if our cardboard Obama would still be standing after he’s out of office. I said “yes”. Case closed.
“I always say, “Hi Barack”. He hardly ever answers, but that’s okay”
Oh, pooooooooor Mr Dotster!!!!!
I always say, “Hi Barack”. He hardly ever answers,
hahahahaa….love that….GM dotster
Mrs Dotster you need to write a book. lol
Yes she does Ber!!! And we want signed copies – by Mr Dotster too!
I would buy it…….”The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs Dotster.
Dotster, our local party’s cardboard Obama is so worn out from over use that it’s curling at the corners. We drag it out for every event, every dinner and it’s standing there at every meeting. I always blow it a kiss. And he always smiles back at me.
“….. is so worn out from over use that it’s curling at the corners.”
Moooooorning Jackie! Dotster? Look what you’ve started!!
Gooooooooooood Morningg,…TODDDDDDD…..waiting to see what the dynamic duo (Reid and McConnel) will come up with…
Looks like I was wrong about Booker. He will beat Lonegan by >10% after all. Median margin 5 polls = 12.0+/-0.7%. elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2013-…— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) October 15, 2013
General consensus 12-16% Jovie – I hope it is more – Palin probably turned off more GOP voters than she enthused. The talk of low margins will probably get more democrats to the polls. If Booker wins by less than 12% Chuck Todd will call it a big win for the GOP.
Why does Ted Cruz hate America? He appears to be the brain that is programming the dumb in the republican members of the house. They are slavishly following his lead – and he wants to lead the country into economic ruin. Does he so hate AA people? Is there another reason that we do not see? It surely is insurrection what he is doing. As some have said – and it is frightening – he is leading the brown shirts in a power grab to wipe out a democratically elected Senate and President.
You know 99ts, I never really watched or listened to Cruz until last night, always turned him off, couldn’t even bear to see his face, never mind listen to him. But I watched the clip of him with Palin, and he’s actually worse than I imagined. He just drips in insincerity and barrel-scraping, he’s just a hate-filled, sinister, lowlife piece of crap.
Good description – and he is the face of this – as Palin was the face of the hate parade in 2010 which resulted in the Tulsa shootings – among other things. He associates with the dumb and stupid because he can control them – rather like the bullies in high school who treat the misfits as their ‘house servants”.
Oh 99ts, what a perfect description for him, and he’s now utterly drunk on their adulation so there are no bounds for him, he’ll stop at nothing with his hate speech.
And Chips, so far he’s talking only to his own, very small minority of bigots and wannabes who think anyone with a pulse and loud voice is another Barack Obama. They’re convinced that the insincerity is charisma, when it’s really slimy snake oil. I guarantee you that his act WILL NOT TRANSLATE beyond a small section of his increasingly doomed party. There aren’t enough voter restriction efforts in the world to keep people from voting against this guy. Can you imagine any woman who has not been zombified beyond reason actually voting for this repellent, misogynist creature?
“They’re convinced that the insincerity is charisma, when it’s really slimy snake oil.”
Drop the mic Jackie, you said it all!
I actually can’t figure out if he genuinely believes he can be President one day, despite offending just about group you can imagine – other than Teabaggers. Does he seriously think all his hate speech won’t come back to haunt him? I reckon I have a better chance of becoming President – and that’s quite a small chance!
I would vote for you, Chips, in a heartbeat. The White House would be such a cheery place with you in charge and Danny would be worthy successor to Bo and Sunny.
And I’d sleep in every day and miss my Presidential briefings and the Oval would be covered in empty Cheesy Puff bags and Danny would rip up the Rose Garden and….. are you sure you want to vote for me Jackie???
I do hope so jackie – at the minute I can’t get past the damage he wants to do to the world economy – it thinks it will give him power – that people will look to him to “save the world”. I do believe it is his political downfall as long as there is enough sanity in congress to decry what he does – but the fallout meanwhile is something everyone can do without.
Good morning Chips and TQD. A cutout of our President would be great, but a life-like blowup doll of our President would be awesome.
Crisis and Leadership: Lessons from Barack Obama
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | Posted by Spandan C at 5:28 AM
For the longest time, the press and the Republicans have whined that in the current government shutdown and impending default threats, President Obama has failed to lead. You cannot turn on any 24-hour cable news channel without hearing some pundit whining about the lack of presidential leadership. Even those who correctly place the blame on the Republicans for the suicide-bombing caucus inflicted wound on America don’t miss a chance to brandish their pundit credentials by charging President Obama as MIA in a leadership role.
They base this accusation on the fact that the president has refused to negotiate with a gun to America’s head and to pay ransom to the Tea Party. What these pundits miss is that that refusal is the leadership the president needed to provide at this critical juncture in history, and he has passed that test with flying colors.
Think about this with a long term view. Seeing the presidency slip from them, the far Right radical Republicans are attempting to write a dangerous new norm into American policymaking: government by extortion. They are trying to normalize the behavior of a fringe to demand ransom for the simple fact that Congress would do its job. The idea is to get with extortion what they could not – and likely have decided no longer can – win at the ballot box, or they break the government and wreck the world economy. They are trying to turn democracy on its head.
This cannot be allowed to happen. America cannot indefinitely continue to govern by manufactured crises, or give into extortion to end one such crisis only until another is manufactured. We especially cannot accept that a small fringe can manipulate the political process to effectively end a law that they cannot outright repeal.
And so, the president’s job, as not simply the head of government but the leader of our republic, is not to attempt to Congress’ job for them. The president’s job is to ensure that the American form of government – a representative democracy – is protected not just for his presidency but for future presidents and future Congresses. What the president needed to do as a leader is to crush the forces of government by extortion and make them understand, once and for all, America does not negotiate with economic terrorists.
Robert Costa is now saying NO deal in the house – but he lost it yesterday – guess it depends if Boehner really wants the job more than his investments.
Guys, why would House Rs accept a bipartisan Senate deal when the Tea Party had that AWESOME Confederate Flag rally yesterday? Big Mo!!— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) October 15, 2013
So this is the latest from our favorite GOP reporter…
Conservatives, in calls this morn and last night, predicted WH wld accept sht-tm DL ext, don't want Sen deal natl.re/1cRhLtJ— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 15, 2013
He gave up the “favorite” title a day or two ago hf – with some very pro GOP tweets. I don’t think he is getting his news from the right places any more.
Keep in mind, he is a GOPer. But for an NRO guy, he tends to have his feet, well maybe one of them, firmly planted in reality. Notice, he isn’t saying PBO will accept a shorter term ceiling increase, just that the crazies in the House think he will.
I thought so until a day or so ago japa – when he had some terrible tweets – but I’m hoping I was mistaken – I really cannot stomach anyone who supports the current version of the GOP – they are living in dreamworld if they think the crazies will be satisfied with anything less than bringing down the President.
I understand your feelings, 99ts; I read those tweets too. However, it just maybe that those tweets were necessary in order for the repubs. to keep talking to him. I may be wrong, but it’s a plausible theory?
It’s a good thought Pamela – I guess I am just anti them all today
He’s the messenger for RWNJ talking points. When he cites Breitbart and RedState as sources for validation, it’s just tripe.
GM all fellow TODvillians. It’s Tuesday, which means it screw the world day as far as the GOP is concerned. Although, that also applies to the other six days of the week as well.
I am hearing a lot of moaning from a certain group of people that the proposed compromise of opening up the government and raising the debt ceiling and sitting down for a budget conference is a win for the TP because the CR and the debt ceiling aren’t long enough.
I guarantee you, the TP folks will see this as a betrayal. Plus, after the beating the GOP took this time, do you really think they will try the same antics again come January and February? Well, the TP folks will, but I think the thinking people in the GOP, both of them, will have a different view of things and the next raise and CR will go through fairly easily.
I wish I could say the sequester can be gotten away with, but it can’t until the Dems win back the House, so all those moaners and groaners can just stuff it where the sun don’t shine and work their butts off to get a Dem majority so they can finally get their ponies.
You are right about this japa. The TP are already calling this “GOP surrender” and of course, right now the House GOP are supposedly mad about the deal.
“…. all those moaners and groaners can just stuff it where the sun don’t shine and work their butts off to get a Dem majority so they can finally get their ponies.”
Yep, the purists sitting at home in 2010 is really working out well, isn’t it?
I used to be glad voting was compulsory in my world – but then last time around we elected a RW government – sigh
Conservatives offering college students free beer, gift cards and maybe an iPad if they don't sign up for Obamacare.
miamiherald.com/2013/10/14/368…— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 15, 2013
Heck, I would take the beer, gift cards and iPad and then go sign up anyway.
LOL! Exactly – how do they know the kids aren’t signing up. Is there some kind of long-term tracking device the conservatives are using on them?
The ultimate solution – you win the intertubes today
I’ll go a step further. Sell the iPad to buy one year’s worth of Obamacare. See? TP “patriotism funding” O’Care
Oh my gawd, there are no words.
By bribing the students with expensive gifts aren’t they in essence admitting that Obamacare is a good thing that people will WANT to sign up for?
What about all those Obamacare card burning ceremonies that they had planned? Those didn’t pan out?
This would be fine if those gift cards contained enough money to take care of health care bills if they got sick.
Man, I’d love to see the file PBO has on Cruz. He should be on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
The default has already begun
By Felix Salmon
While debt default is undoubtedly the worst of all possible worlds, then, the bonkers level of Washington dysfunction on display right now is nearly as bad. Every day that goes past is a day where trust and faith in the US government is evaporating — and once it has evaporated, it will never return. The Republicans in the House have already managed to inflict significant, lasting damage to the US and the global economy — even if they were to pass a completely clean bill tomorrow morning, which they won’t. The default has already started, and is already causing real harm. The only question is how much worse it’s going to get.
Did that loon forget which house he was elected to? WTF is he doing with House members?
Sorry..this was in response to rikyrah’s post below….I’m losing my mind
Orange Julius better man the ‘ ef’ up.
Ted Cruz, House Republicans Meet in Secret at Tortilla Coast
By Matt Fuller Posted at 12:06 a.m. Oct. 15
Sen. Ted Cruz met with roughly 15 to 20 House Republicans for around two hours late Monday night at the Capitol Hill watering hole Tortilla Coast.
The group appeared to be talking strategy about how they should respond to a tentative Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling without addressing Obamacare in a substantive way, according to sources who witnessed the gathering. The Texas Republican senator and many of the House Republicans in attendance had insisted on including amendments aimed at dismantling Obamacare in the continuing resolution that was intended to avert the current shutdown.
Sources said the House Republicans meeting in the basement of Tortilla Coast with Cruz were some of the most conservative in the House: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Steve King of Iowa, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho, Steve Southerland II of Florida, Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Justin Amash of Michigan.
The group is a collection of members who have often given leadership headaches in recent years by opposing both compromise measures as well as packages crafted by fellow Republicans. And, it seems, leadership unwittingly became aware of the meetup.
No-one in the Senate wants to talk to Cruz – look at who attended – dumb and dumber – they are so impressed that the smart guy has all the answers for them – pfffft – Cruz is true slime.
Morning….ThinkProgress is live blogging the batshit crazy….moment by moment insanity…. with, hopefully, a splash of sanity thrown in at the end!
You have a beautiful way with words, DF!!!
Morning, Chips. Is it wrong of me to want to hang every last one of these idiots? Seriously…my blood boils.
Or here.. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CountdownToCatastrophe&src=hash
Just checked Twitter and I either someone to follow me or unfollow me. I am at 6 6 6 followers and I think I was trold that is not a good number. Of course, most conservatives already think I have gone over to Satan anyway, so it really doesn’t matter.
The FEMA camps were built for Ted Cruz.
Why can't we just skip to the part where Boehner realizes he can't pass anything and gives the floor to Pelosi?— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) October 15, 2013
CONGRESSMAN MARK MEADOWS LAUNCHED THE SHUTDOWN
Do You Know Who Launched the Shutdown? Hint: He’s Southern, a Birther, White and an Ardent Evangelical Who Serves as an Elder in His Fundamentalist Church
October 13, 2013 By Frank Schaeffer
Latest from our *favorite* GOP reporter again: House GOP wants to roll out their own plan. I wish them the best of luck with that. LMAO!
breaking: leadership telling GOP right now they'll move their own bill today— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 15, 2013
Msg from leadership, per sources in room: Sen deal isn't done, we're not going to sit back, we're moving out plan today— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 15, 2013
Brett LoGiurato @BrettLoGiurato44m
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.): Anyone in the “surrender caucus” who votes for the Senate deal is going to be primaried. http://nyti.ms/16dhREo
But while both Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, praised the progress that was made in the Senate, it was already clear that the most conservative members of the House were not going to go along quietly with a plan that does not accomplish their goal from the outset of this two-week-old crisis: dismantling the president’s health care law.
“We’ve got a name for it in the House: it’s called the Senate surrender caucus,” said Representative Tim Huelskamp, Republican of Kansas. “Anybody who would vote for that in the House as Republican would virtually guarantee a primary challenger.”
John Boehner Is About To Make The Biggest Decision Of His Career
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/analyst-john-boehner-is-about-to-make-the-biggest-decision-of-his-career-2013-10#ixzz2hnUKPATa
House Conservatives Revolt Against Senate Plan — House Leadership To Try Its Own Plan
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/debt-ceiling-shutdown-deal-house-boehner-2013-10#ixzz2hnU6H6n1
1. Still no Senate deal
2. House going with their own plan
3. 62 hours until we hit debt limit, risk catastrophic default— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 15, 2013
1. Still no Senate deal
2. House going with their own plan
3. 62 hours until we hit debt limit, risk catastrophic default— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 15, 2013
So House Rs shutdown gov and damaged economy to extort a tax cut for stethoscopes and pricier health care for themselves. Neat!— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) October 15, 2013
Rise and Shine!
If anyone has seen the UK version of the House of Cards – Francis Urquhart (F.U.) – the politician who would be King – has exactly the same look at Ted Cruz – in this picture. Took me awhile to work out what I was seeing – the sly grin – the sideways look at the audience.
LOL – like PBO will agree to any of the outrageous demands they’re asking for! Why are they even wasting their time with this?
BREAKING: AP Sources: House GOP to push separate bill to reopen government, raise debt limit.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 15, 2013
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