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Jan
14

A Tweet or Two

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181 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. 5 vcprezofan2
    January 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Any home switchers at the TOD door?

  2. 27 utaustinliberal
    January 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  3. January 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

  4. 41 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Funny. Had the Wordsmith Guru of Dems gone depressingly CRAZY his words, not mine, The Media and the rightie echo chamber would FEAST on this for weeks on calling attention that Frank Luntz said that CONservative ideas are Not a Salable products for the vast many We The People.

  5. January 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Good lord, there are just some librarians who need to ride off into the sunset.

  6. 43 Melanie
    January 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Wonder why Jay doesn’t point out that 9M covered figure when doing press conference? Major Garrett just said 2.1M in exchanges but Jay made no mention of those additionally covered through Medicaid expansion, etc. The totality of Americans that now have health care due to the ACA.

  7. 44 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Last on Frank Luntz. He was the primary organizer with 19 other TBGOPers who plotted a political Coup d’etat against pres Obama at a DC Stake House on Jan 20, 2009.

    No doubt his depression is being treated with medication. Hate has a way of eating people from the inside.

    KARMA? Providence? Fate? Poetic Justice?

    All of the above.

    • 45 Don
      January 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Nena, I can safely say that no other politician could have withstood everything that was thrown at President Obama, all the way from Waterloo to Obamacare and every goddamn thing in between.

      • 46 Nena20409
        January 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

        And the Detractors are slowly Going insane……Frank Luntz, Limbaugh, Fox, DC/NY Pundits, etc.

        Their Failure has been exposed. The reason We The People Need to Take back the House in 2014.

        In 2014 V I C T O R Y is the Only acceptable outcome.

      • 47 jackiegrumbacher
        January 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Don, this is absolutely the truth. Any one of them on either side would have collapsed under the constant smears and sabotage. But our president’s mind, heart and backbone are too strong for these idiots. They have always underestimated him. And they have always failed.

    • 48 99ts
      January 6, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      I’ve only just read the sadness of Luntz – it highlights every last issue related to the “GOP’s right to rule” – despite playing every trick in the republican book the people still rejected what he was selling.

      I’d suggest he ships out to Iraq for a few months so he can see the never ending result of the policies of the GWB administration that he seems to think is the American way.

  8. January 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  9. 54 No Child Left Behind
    January 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Chips,

    Congrats on your post and on being first. Nice combination.

    I have a couple of comments. On the previous post, Layla said that “Jay gets to do what Jay wants”. I agree. But Jay should remember that I am the one that watches him. Not he.

    Next, I really believe that Jay is trying to “distract me from Obamacare”.

  10. 57 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    So the WHPC were interested in FLOTUS’ HI extended vacation? I love Jay’s answers. THose of Us who have children, giving our wives time off, not that we don’t LOVE our children is appreciated……..paraphrasing for I was not paying attention to the exact wordings.

    • 58 Melanie
      January 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      I was waiting for the question and of course it came from Fox news and thankfully at the end. Jay handled it deftly of course, leaving Ed Henry looking silly.

      • 59 Nena20409
        January 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

        Ed Henry is soulless wicked fool. How would he know? He has No children of his own even though he claims his wife’s 2 kids as his. Perhaps, I am being a tad mean here. But that SOB gets on my last nerve…..especially after he secured that WH seat for Fox. Then he ended up getting the Fox job for himself while he was WHPC president.

        • 60 hopefruit2
          January 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm

          A lot of these media pundiots exist in loveless, sterile “business” marriages that are all about show and image and narcissistic advancement, and they know nothing about real substance of LOVE, CARING or RESPECT, or mutual appreciation of one’s spouse.

    • 61 daisydem
      January 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      A LOT of the women I know do “girls nights out” or girl’s trips to the beach or to Vegas, etc. FLOTUS is probably no different, time with no husband, no kids, just girlfriends, good food, good wine, and chitchat.

  11. 62 desertflower
    January 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/06/how-polarized-is-the-american-electorate/

    Majorities support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. While people tell pollsters they don’t like Big Government, they support getting our fiscal house in order through a combination of cuts and tax hikes, as Democrats want, and majorities oppose cuts to Social Security or Medicare. Large majorities support federal spending on infrastructure to create jobs. Majorities backed the core ideas in the American Jobs Act, which included spending on road repair and tax credits for job training, paid for by taxes on the rich.

    As Jonathan Chait recently observed, there is probably a majority consensus in both houses of Congress for a broad agenda that includes infrastructure repair, immigration reform, and a long term budget deal. But as Chait notes, this is obscured by the House GOP leadership’s refusal to allow votes on things that could win a House majority but are opposed by the right flank of the party. The recent short term budget deal broke this pattern, but it may continue to assert itself on immigration, a big budget compromise with new revenues, and job creation proposals (such as infrastructure spending) that members of both parties might support. Or on gay issues, where the GOP leadership has yet to allow a vote on a measure ending anti-gay workplace discrimination that already passed the Senate, at a time when the culture is shifting in favor of gay rights.

  12. 68 donna dem 4 obama
    January 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I think Jay looks cute.

  13. 71 vcprezofan2
    January 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Okay, break time. BBL

  14. 72 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rachel-maddow-calls-national-review-profile-categorically-false/

    The National Review published a lengthy piece Monday crowning Rachel Maddow “queen” of MSNBC, claiming the prime time host has more sway over editorial direction and personnel changes at the network than president Phil Griffin. Now, Maddow and MSNBC are disputing the report, which primarily relied on anonymous “insider” sources.

    “This is categorically false,” Maddow said through an MSNBC spokesperson. “I have never had any role in any management decision at MSNBC. Any source who says otherwise is wrong.”

    In an official statement, MSNBC said:

    “The NRO story is absurd and full of inaccuracies from beginning to end. To start, Rachel has absolutely no role in network management decisions. Writing her show every night is more than enough work. She gladly leaves talent management to her bosses. We’re disappointed that the National Review would run a story with more anonymous, uninformed sources than you’d ever find on the gossip pages.”

    ////

    To take the heat away from JoeScar? Hmm?

  15. January 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes WE MUST

  16. 81 hopefruit2
    January 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Jay is growing his beard to distract us from Obamacare. :)

  17. 82 hopefruit2
    January 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I really could use a nice piece of steaming hot bread fresh from the oven right now. That is all! :(

  18. 91 donna dem 4 obama
    January 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm
    • 92 anniebella
      January 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      But Bush was the white Republican President, this is the black Democratic President who they can’t stand.

  19. 93 dotster3
    January 6, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I am in a state of disaster

  20. 98 Linda
    January 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Brooke Baldwin at CNN interviewed herself.

    She started the show about the weather and then went to a 3 screen outdoor shot and there she was outside all bundled up with two other location people from elsewhere in the country……..

    hhahahahhahaaaa

  21. 99 dotster3
    January 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Again—- proof that Republican “family values” are really weird.
    (biggest hypocrites on the face of the earth)

    • 100 Linda
      January 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Wow….that was amazing……

    • 101 Nena20409
      January 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      We are taught not to speak ill of the dead. So I will hold my tongue.

      TBGOPers, thy name is HYPOCRITES as the Late Bob Marley would sing.

    • 102 99ts
      January 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      The right have few values – just want to control what the “others” do. I foolishly went to Jay Carney’s twitter – there are some seriously looney folks out there – perhaps it is such things as twitter that let us see the hate – I can’t imagine that this just happened overnight.

      I wondered if I would ever find something positive to say about Romney – and just found it – he didn’t throw out the woman who bore and raised his children – it seems there are too many in the world of money and politics who discard the woman who raises the family and cares for the home – which allows the man to lead the “power” life.

  22. January 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Closing in on 10M (likely already passed it when the actual number of ‘insured’ v ‘enrolled’ are known) – http://obamacaresignups.net/spreadsheet

    Truly hope the GOP is stupid enough to continue trying to undermine Obamacare throughout 2014 and that they attempt a hostage situation (in late April, early May) regarding paying Congress’s bills.

  23. 108 JER
    January 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  24. January 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Had missed this when it first appeared ….

    :)

    • 110 99ts
      January 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      They are truly so dumb – 106F – hottest day since 1964, 2013 hottest year ever in Australia & this guy think burning more fossil fuels is what our planet needs. The GWB of 2100 will be saying “Is our children surviving”

  25. 118 vcprezofan2
    January 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Has anyone heard any info about the unemployment ins. extension today? I haven’t had a chance to catch up yet, and haven’t noticed any related news in passing.

    • 119 Linda
      January 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      They are supposed to vote later but are still not sure they have 60 votes…..Heller is speaking on the floor now.

    • 121 Linda
      January 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      He just said to pass the 3 month extension WITHOUT a pay for.

      First vote at 5 :30 on Janet Yellen….then the multiple votes needed to pass the UI.

      • 122 vcprezofan2
        January 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

        Thanks! Sure hope they don’t drag this out into another day. Saw somewhere over the weekend where Cantor seemed to be implying there would be no UI vote.

  26. 123 dotster3
    January 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Idiocy

  27. 131 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/georgia-gop-schedules-seven-debates

    Hmm? What could possibly go wrong with these wicked fools? Please proceed. The more the merrier. 7 is not enough. Keep it going. No doubt they will say something idiotic. It is in their DNA as they try to out rightwinger one another.

  28. January 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  29. 139 JER
    January 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  30. 140 dotster3
    January 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I see Goofball Ron Johnson is promoting and tweeting about his frivolous lawsuit, real proud of his handiwork.
    Where do we get ‘em? All the current Repubs belong on the crazy farm.

    • 141 Nena20409
      January 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      What an idiot, Johnson is. He thinks that having money makes him smart as a politician. I will be shocked if he wins re-election in 2016.

    • 142 No Child Left Behind
      January 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      I am convinced that there is a mutation in the human gene that has plagued the GOP. Unfortunately, scientists are so busy looking for cure for AIDS and CANCER that they have missed the phenomenon.

  31. 143 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    It was -23F in my neck of the woods this AM. It would be -20F tonight and perhaps -5F tomorrow.

    These are before the wind is factored in. I have lived here since the late 1970s and have never seen anything like this. I tried scraping the drive way…..It was hard to get a little done.

  32. 144 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Dems need to Use Graphics, Charts and indisputable numbers to help drive the Truth before the Nov 2014 elections.

    • 145 Linda
      January 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      That needs to be updated…it is from 2004…..it cannot be accurate in this economy.

      • 146 Nena20409
        January 6, 2014 at 5:52 pm

        Yes it does. The point that someone did this and put it out there…..hopefully will get to Dems. They don’t think politically in this manner for Gamesmanship that would lead to Victory. The importance of having one person dedicated to running DNC for maximum political gains.

  33. 147 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm
  34. 148 Linda
    January 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    The Senate is empty…yet they are calling the roll. Wait…one just slithered in.

  35. 149 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Happy New Year to Jay “Clark Kent” Carney at the WH presser on 1-06-14

  36. 150 Linda
    January 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    So far 16 no votes on Janet Yellen..

    This is unbelievable…

  37. 152 dotster3
    January 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm

  38. 153 HZ
    January 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Janet Yellen, Fed Chair Nomination now at 49.

  39. January 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Dr Yellen is confirmed :)

    Awaiting final vote tally but she now has 51 and at least one Republican has voted for her – Senator Collins.

  40. January 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    #FORWARD Together

  41. 160 vcprezofan2
    January 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    For the 3rd time, where o where has my little Dudette gone?

  42. 165 forus50
    January 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  43. 166 HZ
    January 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Janet Yellen, Fed Chair Nomination has been confirmed with: 55 Yes and 27 NO.

  44. 171 HZ
    January 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Another note of calling our Senators on the confirmation of Robert Wilkins for U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit. Please, Please call your senators. (202) 224-3121. He was nominated by President Obama way in 2010. We need him on the court. Please help POTUS and all of us.
    Thank you, TOD family. HZ

  45. January 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Amazing that 18 Senators did not vote!

  46. January 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Cloture vote on UI Extensio to begin n in less than 10 minutes …

  47. 177 Melanie
    January 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Pres Obama reacts after seeing Jay Carney's new beard pic.twitter.com/TGYiwEBMkV— petesouza (@petesouza) January 6, 2014

  48. January 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Watching the Senate maneuvers …amazing

  49. January 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Vote on UI delayed until tomorrow…is that good or no

  50. 181 HZ
    January 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Senators Warren and Sheenen just put in the record that they were on the same late flight and were not able to vote for Janet Yellen, but they strongly support Yellen and their votes would have reflected that, had they been there for the vote. HZ


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