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Rise and Shine

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband, Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, greet guests during the state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 8, 2010 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (all times Eastern):

9:05: The President departs the White House

11:45: Arrives New Orleans

12:15: Tours the Port of New Orleans

1:0: First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a workshop for high school students interested in filmmaking careers

1:10: President Obama delivers remarks

2:10: Departs New Orleans

3:45: Arrives Miami

4:25: Attends a DNC event (Private Residence, Coral Gables)

6:20: Delivers remarks at a DSCC event (Private Residence, Miami)

7:45: Delivers remarks at a DSCC event (Private Residence, Miami)

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Media Matters: How CBS Could Have Avoided The 60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco

CBS News’ extended refusal to specifically address questions at the heart of its controversial 60 Minutes Benghazi terror report ran counter to the counsel CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager has given in recent years about the importance of journalists admitting their mistakes and being transparent in the process.

In public speeches, Fager, who also holds the title of 60 Minutes’ Executive Producer, has repeatedly insisted that for the good of a free press, journalists must acknowledge errors when they are made and must be honest with news consumers when doubts arise about their work. For the simmering Benghazi controversy however, CBS News embraced a mostly non-responsive strategy, exactly the opposite of what Fager has preached.

The problems with 60 Minutes’ politically charged Benghazi report were self-evident in terms of the witness the program featured. Yet CBS News executives refused for a full week to address the central issue regarding the fact that that witness had told two contradictory tales about the Benghazi terror attack and what he did that night. Instead officials, including Fager, continued to publicly laud its Benghazi work (the news chairman remained “proud” of it, as of November 6), despite the fact that, as one veteran journalist put it, the report represented a “serious problem” for the network.

More here

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Steve Benen: CBS backs off unraveling Benghazi tale

It’s been nearly two weeks since CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired a report that caused considerable excitement from Benghazi conspiracy theorists. Though much of the report, a full year in the making, covered familiar ground, the segment also highlighted an alleged witness to the attack, who said he scaled a 12-foot wall, beat an al Qaeda fighter with the butt of his rifle, and personally saw Ambassador Chris Stevens’ body.

The man’s name is Dylan Davies – he used a pseudonym on “60 Minutes” for no apparent reason – and he has a book coming out about his Benghazi experience, published by a CBS-owned company that releases far-right books from conservative personalities.

Almost immediately, Davies’ story started to unravel … The CBS reporters involved with the story continued to defend it anyway, brushing off broad criticism as politically motivated, and insisting that their segment was accurate. On last week’s edition of “60 Minutes,” the show featured feedback from viewers who cheered the segment, but made no mention of the burgeoning controversy.

Full post here

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Steve Benen: Job growth picks up steam unexpectedly

If there was one thing everyone seemed to expect this morning, it was a discouraging jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. After all, these new figures cover the month of October, which means they’ll include the period in which congressional Republicans shut down the federal government.

Imagine our surprise, then, when the new jobs data turned out to be pretty good.

According to the new BLS report, the U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, double economists’ expectations. The private sector added 212,000 jobs – the second best total of the year thus far.

More here

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ThinkProgress: The Cancer Patient From The Wall Street Journal Will Likely Save Thousands Under Obamacare

Edie Sundby, a Stage-4 gallbladder cancer patient who is losing her individual health care policy in California, could pay less for comprehensive insurance in Obamacare’s health care exchanges.

Sundby’s story first gained national attention after she penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, arguing that Obamacare would cost her more and force her to abandon her cancer doctors….

… During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, she described her old catastrophic policy as “fabulous” and “fantastic,” in part because it paid for treatment by both Stanford and UC San Diego doctors. But the policy also came at a high cost. The AARP reported last year in a profile of Sundby’s fight against cancer that the family spent “tens of thousands of dollars” on treatment beyond the cost of coverage…..

And so when ThinkProgress estimated the cost of a high-deductible policy offered by PacifiCare and then compared that plan to a policy in the California exchange, we found that the family would pay slightly less and benefit from a whole host of new consumer protections.

More here

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TPM: The 5 Million People The GOP Cut Out Of Obamacare

Starting Jan. 1, nearly five million people who were supposed to be covered under Obamacare won’t be because their states have refused to expand Medicaid.

The Medicaid expansion field is tentatively set for 2014, and the nation is split down the middle: 25 states (plus D.C.) are expanding, and 25 states are not, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

…. half the states, all of them with either a Republican governor or a GOP-controlled chamber in the legislature (or both) that opposed the change, have declined to participate.

More here

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NYT: $10 Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House

The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour.

“The president has long supported raising the minimum wage so hard-working Americans can have a decent wage for a day’s work to support their families and make ends meet,” a White House official said.

President Obama, the official continued, supports the Harkin-Miller bill, also known as the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from its current $7.25.

The legislation is sponsored in the Senate by Tom Harkin of Iowa and in the House by George Miller of California, both Democrats. It would raise the minimum wage — in three steps of 95 cents each, taking place over two years — to $10.10, and then index it to inflation.

More here

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MoooOOOooorning! That was a bit of a rush job, so I’m sure I’m missing lots of stuff – will catch up through the day.

Happy Friday!

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103 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    November 8, 2013 at 9:57 am

    GM :lol:

  2. 9 canadabarb4obama
    November 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Sorry Chips…..I’ve been waiting patiently…….I WANT PICTURES AND UPDATE ON DANNY!!!!!!!

    • November 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Mooooooorning Barb!! Did you see this one yesterday of the crazy man?

      • 11 canadabarb4obama
        November 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

        Love that wee man! I missed him. Please post on main page from now on; it’s the least you can do for “Danny Fans”!!!!! Did he like the pics/video of Bo and Sunny?

      • November 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

        Sometimes the bed gets too hot. But the floor can get too cold. In order to achieve the ideal, ambient surface temperature……..

        • November 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

          ….. you eat a hole in the side? :lol: Mooooorning Magapie!

          • 16 magapie
            November 8, 2013 at 10:26 am

            Morning!! They KNOW a lot more than we give them credit for! ESPECIALLY PUPPIES! When a dog walks into a room and looks around like “Why did I come in here??” We project on them that they’re doing the exact same thing humans do when we walk into a room and think: “Why did I come in here??” But in reality they are critically thinking in four dimensions, vertically and horizontally. Diagonally too! THEY KNOW STUFF!! If only WE could understand and learn…..

            • November 8, 2013 at 10:31 am

              “…. they are critically thinking in four dimensions, vertically and horizontally. Diagonally too!”

              Ha, I’m learning that Magapie. It’s so long since my last puppy, I’d forgotten just how incredibly smart they are, Danny amazes me every single day!

              • 18 dotster3
                November 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

                True story—-our little Yorkie used to alert when mr. dotster was on his way home from work. I always knew when he had left his office and was on the way home. He would leap on top of the family room couch, everything at alert and poised, ears perked etc. and his attention was focused like a laser on the door. Then when mr. dotster would enter, he would do a flying 20 ft. leap off the couch—-a full lay out—–to rush to greet him. He did it every day. Kids and I were always amused and impressed. We couldn’t believe how excited he was to see the same ol’ mr. dotster arrive home again every night. :) (dogs have super senses)

                • November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

                  Ooooooooooooh Dotster, that is the sweeeeeetest thing ever!! Crikey, I knkew dogs had amazing senses, but that’s just incredible. Are you sure he wasn’t just reading your clock? :lol:

                  • 20 taiping1
                    November 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

                    Read Rupert Sheldrake’s amazing book Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. It’s all about the uncanny senses of dogs, cats, birds.

      • 21 Dudette
        November 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Smart doggie! Good Boy! :-)

  3. 22 vcprezofan2
    November 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

    O, Good Morning, again, TODobots! Feels nice greeting you from up here! ;) ;)

  4. November 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

    GM Chips(POTUS in India my favorite trip) TOD. Congrats, VC…….. stuck in the cafeteria waiting for my next class, but I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!

    “In the classified world, there is a sharp distinction between insiders and outsiders. If you’ve been cleared and especially if you’ve been polygraphed, you’re an insider and you are presumed to be trustworthy,” said Steven Aftergood, a secrecy expert with the Federation of American Scientists.

    “What agencies are having a hard time grappling with is the insider threat, the idea that the guy in the next cubicle may not be reliable,” he added.

    Officials with the NSA and the Office of Director of National Intelligence declined to comment due to a criminal investigation related to Snowden, who disclosed previously secret U.S. government mass surveillance programs while in Hong Kong in June and then fled to Russia where he was granted temporary asylum. People familiar with efforts to assess the damage to U.S. intelligence caused by Snowden’s leaks have said assessments are proceeding slowly because Snowden succeeded in obscuring some electronic traces of how he accessed NSA records.

  5. November 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Good Friday Morning Chipsticks, TODers…Everyone!

    Congrats on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd VC! :-)

    Thanks to the Twitter Brigade for the part you played in shaming CBS to refute its Benghazi story. Continue to keep the pressure on NBC/MSNBC (and all other “news” organizations) for their shameful treatment of our President and their overall lack of journalistic integrity.

    Looking forward to the expected positive news from Geneva. Another point for this administration; another slap to the Koch machine.

    I continue to be thankful for this President and his family. This country has a rare jewel in Barack Obama; a jewel whose value many have yet to appreciate. Prayers for his continued health and well being as he continues to work for the betterment of this country.

    Everyone have a WONDERFUL day!!!

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      November 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

      TY, SW.

      “Barack Obama; a jewel whose value many have yet to appreciate” = The absolute truth!

      What I love is ……

      i) that their lack of appreciation does not tarnish his value; in fact it serves to highlight it in several ways. They are as dross beside his core.

      ii) *I* was smart enough to recognize the beauty and uniqueness of this jewel early enough to be in the front row as it shines. First time ever I’ve been so aware that I *am* living history, and a very exciting and meaningful one too!

      iii) that Chips provided this jewel showcase and lots of true aficianodos gather here

      iv) his detractors fail so often, and will continue to fail.

      Have a WONDERFUL obamalicious day, yourself!!!

  6. 28 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats vc on #1 :) Chips, your so-called ‘rush’ job is a FINE job. Thanks for a wonderful R &S round-up!

  7. 30 JER
    November 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    … In a move aimed at boosting mental health treatment, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday announced new rules that will put teeth in a 2008 mental health equity law. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act… requires doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness.

    … Sebelius made the announcement to applause at the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy in Atlanta. … The Georgia setting for Sebelius’ announcement seems particularly appropriate as an acknowledgement of former first lady Rosalynn Carter’s long efforts to destigmatize mental illness.

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/kathleen-sebelius-remarks-new-us-guidelines-expected-to-increase-mental-health-access#ixzz2k4CnN1Vy

  8. 31 donna dem 4 obama
    November 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I plan to blast our media today because they deserve it. Can anyone who watches cable let me know if any of the morning shows have reported on the 60 Minutes Benghazi story retraction other than CBS?

  9. 32 Jovie
    November 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Lynn Sweet slammed the President on his Interview with Todd, in the Sun Times. Saying he wasn’t emotional enough with his apology!
    What’s her problem ?

    • 33 Ladyhawke
      November 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Her problem sounds a lot like ODS to me.

      ODS – OBAMA DERANGEMENT SYNDROME

      http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/08/11/ods-obama-derangement-syndrome/

    • 34 Linda
      November 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Right after he announced in 2007 she was pushing his connection to Blago and saying it would cause him major problems.

    • 35 57andfemale
      November 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Lynn Sweet’s problem is that in early 2008 or late 2007, then-Senator Obama gave an interview to the Chicago Tribune instead of to her at the Chicago Sun-Times. She has been an insufferable petty, spiteful bitch ever since.

      She’s nothing more than a gossip columnist anyway.

      Have I mentioned she’s a petty, spiteful bitch?

    • 36 anniebella
      November 8, 2013 at 10:38 am

      I guess the old witch Lynn Sour Puss Sweet wanted to see tears, I guess that would have been emotional enough for the hater.

    • 37 Obama Grandmama
      November 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Same thing Alex Walker said on LOD last night. When will these people just accept PBO for who he is instead of trying to change him? Reminds me of married people trying to change their spouse, the ” S/He’s perfect except for ____, but I will change that “syndrome.

  10. 38 Nena20409
    November 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    My Comments at HP on 60 Minutes lies that would Never be posted.

    Will Lara Logan and 4 producers lose their jobs as Dan Rather did?

    Time will tell? Not.

    In the era of pres Obama, CBS, ABC with Jon Karl, CNN, Fox can report false and lies, even made up stories and Nothing bad happens.

    Hmm? 98% of those covering pres Obama? What could it be? Bias or political animus seated in some form of pigmentation resentment?

  11. November 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    The outrage from people losing their sub-par insurance is like someone being rescued from a burning building and complaining and criticizing the whole time they are being moved to safety.

  12. 40 99ts
    November 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    15th – or so – great news takes time to read :)

    As for CBS Benghazi – that was no mistake – that was GOP reporting with NO vetting of any sources.

  13. 41 Linda
    November 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Twitter stock already down 3 % today.

    Warren Buffet says ” NEVER buy an IPO…”

  14. 42 Nena20409
    November 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

    VC captured all the awarded Medals this AM.

    Congrats for job well done.

  15. 45 criquet
    November 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I just have to say that I again watched the part of Pres Obama’s interview where he said he was sorry for people who may have lost plans and how he and his team were doing everything to fix it.
    What struck me was that he is one of the most well adjusted, thoroughly honest and confident people around. He was also big enough not to try to fluff, bluff or obfuscate. He did not avoid it at all.He is a truly good guy and great example to young Americans. If something goes wrong or is perceived as going wrong and needs to be addressed or explained, accept and take responsibility and try to fix it.
    The American people should be so glad and proud to have this man as President.
    Anyone who voted for him will be as proud, if not moreso, than ever before and those who didn’t (the ones who are not the Teanuts), whether they admit it or not, will have more respect for him.

    He is a great man.

  16. November 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

    The Obama administration on Friday will complete a generation-long effort to require insurers to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses when it issues long-awaited regulations defining parity in benefits and treatment.

    The rules, which will apply to almost all forms of insurance, will have far-reaching consequences for many Americans. In the White House, the regulations are also seen as critical to President Obama’s program for curbing gun violence by addressing an issue on which there is bipartisan agreement: Making treatment more available to those with mental illness could reduce killings, including mass murders.

    In issuing the regulations, senior officials said, the administration will have acted on all 23 executive actions that the president and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced early this year to reduce gun crimes after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

  17. 53 Nena20409
    November 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Great post Chips. Thanks.

    ‘Am I to understand that your Danny engineered the architectural redesigning of his 1st bed to fit his growing awesome body? Wow. What a smart young man. Congrats Danny.

  18. 58 99ts
    November 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

    The Virginia election count is fascinating – rather like an Agatha Christie thriller – everyone thinks it will be A then B then C and then the final twist turns the result upside down.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/possible-discrepancy-in-fairfax-absentee-votes-could-affect-count-in-ag-race/2013/11/07/65108ad0-4825-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html?wprss=rss_local

    Some good tweets on here also – Ben Tribbett @notlarrysabato – apparently he was the first to pick up the missing absentee votes – but wrote it up on facebook – which no-one noticed – twitter is now the place to gather :)

  19. November 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

    • 60 Roberta in MN
      November 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

      But, but that wouldn’t have made our President look bad & SOS Clinton. This is all a lead up to get Clinton also, No more Dems in the WH. These are some sick news companies if you can call them news. I still think, TWC, Comcast & Charter have big rolls in what is happening on cable. Just my hunch.
      Thanks for the great R&S Chips. Have to go for awhile & work in the Senior Dining for lunch. Catch you all up later. Be Good yo guys. :)

  20. November 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

    This would be a good time to remember Karen Tumulty’s brother. In March 2009, as the health-care debate raged, Karen wrote a Time magazine cover story about her brother Patrick’s insurance nightmare. Patrick, then 54, had done what seemed to be the right thing: Then a $9-an-hour administrative assistant in San Antonio, he bought coverage on the individual market and diligently paid monthly premiums to Assurant Health for six years.

    The policy carried a $2,500 deductible, with no allowance for preventive care. So Patrick, who struggles with Asperger’s syndrome, put off going to the doctor, despite increasing fatigue and high blood pressure. Eventually, Patrick discovered the cause: His kidneys were failing. That is where insurance came in — theoretically. “Unexpected illnesses and accidents happen every day, and the resulting medical bills can be disastrous,” warned the Web site of Assurant Health, which sold Patrick his policy. Its policy, Assurant promised, “provides the peace of mind and health care access you need at a price you can afford.”

    Except it didn’t. Assurant balked at paying Patrick’s claims. In just four weeks, he had racked up more than $14,000 in bills. “And that was just to figure out what was wrong with him,” wrote Patrick’s younger sister, now my Post colleague. “Actually treating his disease was going to be unimaginably more expensive.” Assurant’s excuse? Patrick, hoping he’d find a job that offered insurance, had bought a series of six-month policies. Each one treated him as a new customer. Although Patrick’s kidney disease wasn’t diagnosed until July 2007, Assurant, scouring his medical records for a money-saving out, cited test results from eight months earlier. Bingo! — preexisting condition. No coverage.

  21. 64 mtmarilyn
    November 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Good morning TOD family. Love the R&S, Chips. I am posting and I know it show. Heard from akismet and they said sorry about the problem and they believe it is fixed. No word as to what it was. I guess we hadn’t done anything wrong, it just happened. Thank you for helping me.

    There is much going on here in MT with the Senator race. Haven’t gotten all the skinny yet but I will report when I find out.

    Have a great day everyone.

    • November 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

      That’s fantastic Marilyn, I was so relieved to see your comments finally show up! I read a few places that Akismet sometimes incorrectly mark people as spam on WordPress, and that causes the problem you had. Hopefully it’s fixed – for good!

  22. 66 anniebella
    November 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

    When are people going to realize there is no scandal to Benghazi? CBS and 60 Minutes should have known better, now they set with a egg on their face looking like fools. That’s what they get for trusting Republicans.

  23. 67 Nena20409
    November 8, 2013 at 10:45 am

    From mu understanding, Politics Nation with Rev Al and The Last Word with LO’D played the NBC interview with Pres Obama.

  24. November 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Super round-up. Thank you.

  25. November 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

    John Kerry arrived over an hour ago. Best wishes to all in this process.

  26. November 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    MUST, I Repeat….MUST READ! From Tuft’s university

    Last December, when Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a rifle and killed twenty children and six adult staff members, the United States found itself immersed in debates about gun control. Another flash point occurred this July, when George Zimmerman, who saw himself as a guardian of his community, was exonerated in the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida. That time, talk turned to stand-your-ground laws and the proper use of deadly force. The gun debate was refreshed in September by the shooting deaths of twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard, apparently at the hands of an IT contractor who was mentally ill.

    Such episodes remind Americans that our country as a whole is marked by staggering levels of deadly violence. Our death rate from assault is many times higher than that of most other countries, whether highly urbanized or sparsely populated. State-sponsored violence, too—in the form of capital punishment—sets our country apart. Last year we executed more than ten times as many prisoners as other advanced industrialized nations combined—not surprising given that Japan is the only other such country that allows the practice. Our violent streak has become almost a part of our national identity.

    What’s less well appreciated is how much the incidence of violence, like so many salient issues in American life, varies by region. Beyond a vague awareness that supporters of violent retaliation and easy access to guns are concentrated in the states of the former Confederacy and, to a lesser extent, the western interior, most people cannot tell you much about regional differences on such matters. Our conventional way of defining regions—dividing the country along state boundaries into a Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest—masks the cultural lines along which attitudes toward violence fall. These lines don’t respect state boundaries. To understand violence or practically any other divisive issue, you need to understand historical settlement patterns and the lasting cultural fissures they established.

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Love stuff like this. Thanks for posting and tweeting, LP!

      Reminds me of a book that was written in 1981, “The 9 Nations of North America” by Joel Garreau, also the author of “Edge Cities” (1980s view of suburbia and exurbia).

      Would be interesting to see a color-coded timeline of migration according to the dates of peak means of transportation.

      For instance, Appalachia extends into the Oklahoma territories because the transcontinental railroad wasn’t completed until 1869, only 4 years after the end of the Civil War.

      A catalyst for West Coast migration (from east to west, not Asian immigrants) was WWII and the automobile.

      If you’re interested in a 1981 perspective on this subject (from a cultural and economic, not political perspective) check out:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_Nations_of_North_America

    • 76 amk for obama
      November 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Excellent read, lp.

  27. 79 japa21
    November 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Happy Frday to all my fellow TODvillians, and Danny too. Chips, I want you to know that, sometime in the near future I will be doing my dog owning vicariously through you as our beloved Maggie will quite possibly not make it through the winter and my wife and I have decided that we will not be getting another dog in the future.

    So I will be closely following the upcoming episodes of “Watching Danny Grow(l)” with interest.

    There are times, watching the political scene, that I grow very despondant. Not so much because of the Tea Party or the GOP (there I go repeating myself) but because the American populace tends to be very egocentric and only focused on what matters to them as individuals and not what matters to the country as a whole. And they also tend to become very short sighted. Honestly, McAuliffe, for all his shortcomings, should have won by much more. And Christie should not have won by as much as he did.

    It is interesting to see how single issue GOP voters (i.e. pro-lifers who aren’t really pro-life) will always make their way to the polls despite the GOP never actually giving them what they want, but single issue DEM voters will use their not getting what they want as a reason to stay away from the polls.

    And the media, owned as it is by pro-GOP corporate interests, will never tell the truth about the GOP.

    The one encouraging sign is that the Dems in Congress appear to be more unified than they have in a long time and less likely to form into the old circular firing squad.

    So I am despondant, but I am not giving up. The fact is, I love my country and all the people in it too much to give up. Yes, even those who vote for the GOP against their own interests. They are as much my responsibility as those that don’t and I know, even if they don’t, that it is what the Dems have to offer that will benefit them, even if they don’t.

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Ah Japa, so sorry to hear you don’t think Maggie will make it through winter, is she a good age now?

      “I am despondant, but I am not giving up.”

      That’s kinda my political motto in life, but no giving up.

    • 83 amk for obama
      November 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

      I am close to giving up. Indifferent voters. Fifth columnist media shielding corrupt treasonous right winger, corrupt judiciary. And none seems to be improving. As a matter of fact, they are only getting worse.

  28. 84 amk for obama
    November 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

  29. 86 amk for obama
    November 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

    • 87 Nena20409
      November 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Sweet. Truth and All Amk.

      Love it. Poetically fitting.

      Your comedic side is unbelievable. Laced with uncanny Truthiness.

  30. November 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Help! I’m socked in fog. Anybody out there? LOLz.

  31. 92 JER
    November 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

  32. 93 JER
    November 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

  33. 94 criquet
    November 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

    So will Tweety do a near program long rant on the CBS Benghazi fiasco as he did with his repeated “lingering questions” speil?

    Maybe Ed can use it as his question A for yes B for no.

    Nah… he wouldn’t dare because then he may get sent back to weekends.

  34. 96 amk for obama
    November 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

  35. 97 JER
    November 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

    | Live Now | Awaiting President Obama’s arrival in New Orleans, Louisiana – http://www.wwltv.com/news/live-video

  36. 99 japa21
    November 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

  37. 100 dotster3
    November 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I “love him for it” too. Triple love.

  38. November 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

  39. November 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    In case you haven’t seen this specimen of good journalism on the unlikely story of Bill de Blasio. It’s 10 mins long but really good


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