187 Responses to “Teamwork”


  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    April 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Awesome.

  2. 13 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Indeed.

  3. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    April 1, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  4. 16 anniebella
    April 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Two guys who are fighting for people like us, while the Republicans are fighting for the Koch Brothers and other rich folks.

  5. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    April 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm
  6. 19 Linda
    April 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    CNN chryron

    Obama takes victory lap, and slams opponents.

    Pathetic.!!!

  7. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    April 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm
  8. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    April 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm
  9. 25 57andfemale
    April 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I watched the speech: PBO said (I think) that this number included the federal and state exchanges.

    1. Did I hear that right?

    2, Is there confusion as to whether this number includes the separate state exchanges or if this number is just healthcare.gov.

    Just want to have my facts straight.

    • April 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      57 I’m not sure but I don’t think it includes everything. Can’t remember where I saw it. And per instructions I can’t look. ;)

    • 27 Nerdy Wonka
      April 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      The 7.1M number is just for healthcare.gov. State exchanges are still counting. Expect more from both due to the extension.

    • April 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      I don’t know if you already received the answer, but the 7.1 MM doesn’t include State exchange numbers. Additionally, it doesn’t include direct purchases from the insurance companies.

  10. 31 Linda
    April 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Dean Chambers, notorious unskewer of 2012 presidential election polls, has his critical eye on a new metric: Obamacare enrollment.

    “The Obamacare enrollments numbers are bogus. They don’t even know how many have really paid for what they supposedly signed up for, and the ‘back end’ for the billing process of the Obamacare web site is not even functioning yet,” he wrote in a Tuesday post on the law’s 7 million announced sign-ups.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obamacare-unskewed-polls

    • 32 pkayden
      April 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Shrug. Who cares what a liar says about anything? Obviously he’s not that bright. LOL

    • 33 nathkatun7
      April 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I refuse to read or listen to delusional people who are driven by the vile hatred of President Obama.

    • 34 57andfemale
      April 2, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Idiot. There is no back end for the billing process. All billing is directly between the customer and the private insurance company. Obamacare bills NOTHING

  11. 35 vcprezofan2
    April 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Nerdy, was your first place entry legit or was there some collusion?

  12. 38 GGail
    April 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    So I guess, I’ll be watching Netflix tonight so I don’t have to hear the msm twisting and editing a powerful statement by the President

  13. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    April 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm
  14. 45 majiir
    April 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    The MSM and GOPTPers are in a real funk today. They rooted for failure, and things didn’t turn out the way they predicted they would for Obamacare. I’ll always believe that the MSM colluded with the GOPTPers to distort information about Obamacare. I’m not listening to any of them whine or any of their attempts to question the enrollment numbers. They’ve been trying to deny PBO any credit for anything for five years, but they can’t deny him credit for the success of Obamacare because there are real people, including many republicans, who now either have health insurance for the first time or have better coverage. Suck it, GOPTPers!

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      April 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Majiir, I think you can take it to the bank that the media colluded with the GOP to distort ObamaCare information. The similarity of talking points across many media outlets, the persistent unwillingness to ‘believe’ the president, the rude treatment of Sec. Sibelius, the loud droning of Republican voices and unwillingness to give equal time to Democrats—all of it is evidence of GOP control of media.

    • 47 theo67
      April 2, 2014 at 12:06 am

      This really isn’t even about the President, although that’s their motivation. They hate Americans. This business of rooting for failure doesn’t mean anything to President Obama. What it does mean is that the GOP and their puppets in the media wanted millions of people to be denied affordable healthcare, and for every single American to continue to be at the mercy of the insurance industry – potentially losing everything, including their lives, if they ever got sick. That’s what rooting for failure really means.

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  17. 52 Judith Fardig
    April 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    While we savor the massive ACA victory, let’s use April Fool’s Day to call out Congressional climate deniers.

    e.g.

  18. April 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm
  19. 54 dotster3
    April 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Paul Ryan’s brilliant budget plan——–no food for you, but larger tax cuts for you, my 1% and corporate friends………

  20. April 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  21. April 1, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Despite Chips and NerdyW’s best efforts, I think some people who are not residents of TODville helped make this happen: ;)

    The MSM believe that they comply with the “Fairness Doctrine” by giving “equal time to both parties.” So they feel they’ve done their job by attacking whatever the Administration says and letting people who attack the President go unchallenged. Case in point: Boehner yesterday slamming the Administration for allowing a “grace period” — and further said the Administration chose not to follow the law. No push back whatsoever.

    MSM/GOP/Koch would have had a field day with horror stories of why an ACA application could not be completed. Every one who is not a techie understands the frustration of getting an error message after clicking on the “submit” button.

    So the MSM ignore the fact that if ACA were repealed, what would happen to those who have coverage now? They ignore the fact that having medical insurance is a good thing, not a fate worse than death.

    Congrats to everyone who worked so hard the past 6 months or more. So good to have this part of the Obama Administration done and over with.

  22. April 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I think this was posted a few days ago here, but bears repeating:

  23. April 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I have no words……

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    At least Jonny Gomes, brought a custom one for President Obama?

    This is begging for a poll…….. love it…or leave it?

  24. 62 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY THAT I LOST A 2008 OBAMA SISTER THAT I LOVED WITH A PASSION. I FOUND OUT BY ACCIDENT BECAUSE I WORRIED BECAUSE I HADN’T HEARD FROM HER. WHAT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL BAD IS THE FACT THAT I’VE BEEN SICK SO I GUESS SHE DIDN’T WANT TO BURDEN ME WITH HERSELF. SHE DIED A FEW MONTHS AGO. NOW I WONDER HOW SOMEONE AS EVIL AS DICK CHENEY IS… CAN WALK AROUND WITH A BORROWED HEART KNOCKING EVERYTHING THE PRESIDENT DOES…HE’S A VILE SNAKE THAT KEEPS ON TICKING. IN THE MEANTIME…THIS WORLD HAS LOST AN AMAZING WOMAN AND THIS SNAKE IS STILL ALLOWED TO TAKE UP SPACE ON THIS PLANET…THAT’S MY RANT FOR JUSTICE FOR THE DAY!

    • 63 desertflower
      April 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Amen! I feel the same way about that vile creature. My mom dies waiting for a heart transplant and this POS gets one? Awful, awful choice. My mom should still be here right now, being with her family and doing the work that she loved as an OR nurse. So sorry to hear about your dear friend…remember the good things.

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      April 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Sue, so sorry about the loss of your friend. I will never, ever understand how someone as old as Dick Cheney jumped to the head of the queue for a heart transplant. Must have be been a whole lot of money that changed hands.

  25. April 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm
  26. April 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I think Michael Steele is trying to take credit for ObamaCare on Hardball.

    • 67 nospin
      April 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      that has got to be an April Fools joke. Right Mellesia? Although I would’nt put it past him.

      • April 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        No its not a joke. He was on Hardball yapping away about it was Republicans in Congress who proposed this and that aspect of the law. If the approval for this law continue to rise these Republicans will find a way to take credit

  27. April 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm
    • 70 vcprezofan2
      April 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      While I’m pleased the GOP House passed the assistance, I admit I find it ironic that they can “easily pass economic assistance to Ukraine” but cannot do so for their own people.

  28. 71 Nena20409
    April 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I miscalculated TOD. I didn’t think that Jay was going to be having his WH briefings.

    4-1-14

    Here’s a video from C-SPAN.org

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?318629-1/white-house-briefing

  29. 72 99ts
    April 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Axelrod – now joining those who refuse to support PBO – because ???

  30. April 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Unintended consequences ….

  31. 80 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm
    • 81 globalcitizenlinda
      April 1, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      well, at least he pocketed the money of the much more adult O-haters and run, fast => greedy scumbags deserve each other

  32. 82 susanne
    April 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    chait has an interesting take on the obamacare victory– the practical beating the ideological.

    ‘ Republicans express their beliefs about government as abstract ideology (big government is bad) while Democrats express their beliefs in the form of benefits for groups. The differences are enormous…’

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/obamacare-train-did-not-wreck.html

  33. April 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Friends, savor this victory.,

    Now we have to continue cornering the GOP into running against Obamacare. With Paul Ryan calling the 7.1m enrollments a “Pyrrhic victory”, and Speaker In Name Boehner vowing to repeal yet again, that won’t be hard. And then Dem candidates have to HIT THEM IN THE BALLSACK. PBO set the tone; Dems had better start singing the tune.

  34. April 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    WHOA

    Magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the coast of Chile. This is MASSIVE. Tsunami alert.

  35. 98 donna dem 4 obama
    April 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Okay now I understand why PBO mocked the media about their negative headlines regarding the website. I’m sure he saw the front page of this mornings Washington Post:

    “Healthcare.gov hiccups amid deadline day frenzy” “Americans racing to sign up before midnight encounter glitches”

    Of all the things that they could have highlighted in that headline this is what they chose to focus their readers attention on and pundits question why the public tends to have a negative impression of this law. smh!!!!

    • April 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Honestly, the web site was down for maybe a half hour or so. Ridiculous.

      The other annoying headline I saw all day: “”Obamacare enrollment ends the way it began” or some idiotic iteration of that.

    • 100 amk for obama
      April 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      you should read the beebs piece. All gop yalkking points. Nothing about the benefits and the reforms.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26839631

    • 101 jackiegrumbacher
      April 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      They’re hopeless, Donna. We’re seeing the rapid decline of what was once a decent, respected newspaper. It’s now a shadow of its former self.

    • 102 theo67
      April 2, 2014 at 12:35 am

      I watched the news in San Francisco last night on ABC, (which I now realize seems to be very right wing), and last night their only point about ACA was to point out the issues – not the 7+ million who were granted peace of mind. They talked to people who were still standing in lines at 11:50pm last night, and they focused on the ones who were willing to complain on camera. Really disappointing on such a momentous evening. The only good story they had last night was the picture of the baby pinching President Obama’s nose.

  36. April 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm
  37. 107 globalcitizenlinda
    April 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I never tire of these personal testimonials about Obamacare => thank you PBO;

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  41. 112 Nena20409
    April 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    6′.9″ Tsunami is following the Earthquake in Chile.

  42. April 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm
  43. April 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Sorry, I can’t help myself.

  44. April 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Rachel is on fire in her first segment on OBAMACARE…you all will love it. I watched with a big smile on my face, almost as big
    as VP Joe’s smile that she highlighted. :) :)

  45. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    April 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Ms. Judith Farding,

    could you please double-check your twitter account?

    I tried to re-tweet your climate change denier messages but it says that the account has been suspended – probably the tea-partiers reported you because they don’t like to be called out

    • 120 Judith Fardig
      April 1, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Hi Globalcitizenlinda – yep they suspended it for “abuse”. Never happened to me before, so I’m not sure how long it will last. I groveled and checked the mea culpa boxes saying I wouldn’t do it again. Any advice appreciated!

  46. 121 MadameSoph
    April 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    The ACA success is making headlines all over the world! Here is just one of the many Italian newspaper headlines I just read:

    “Obama vince la scommessa, Obamacare supera i 7 milioni di iscritti” :-)
    Translation:
    “Obama wins his bet, Obamacare exceeds 7 million enrolled”

    And that was from one of the more conservative newspapers!

    After today’s numbers came out, I decided I have a new inner slogan: “Haters gonna hate… but trust PBO, he always proves them wrong”

  47. 126 amk for obama
    April 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm
  48. April 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm
  49. April 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm
  50. April 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Whitehouse.gov version ….

  51. 130 amk for obama
    April 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened up a probe into whether high-speed trading firms are engaged in insider trading.

    High-speed trading is where traders create complicated algorithms to buy and sell stocks in milliseconds.

    Some investors and regulators have argued this gives them an unfair advantage.

    Last month, New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman said he was investigating the firms.

    The FBI is looking into several practices at high-speed trading firms, including a method of trading where a firm places a large order for trades in a company’s stock but then cancels them – giving the illusion of big activity in a stock.

    The agency is also looking into whether trading firms were granted early information, ahead of institutional investors.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26830559

  52. 131 Nena20409
    April 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    CNN has found a new Story? They will be ditching MH370?

    With close to 90% Fled or evacuated in the earthquake zone in Chile……Hopefully many lives were not lost.

  53. 137 susanne
    April 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    excellent depiction of the chilean quake’s tsunami of 1960, which wiped out hilo, hawaii’s waterfront and killed over 60 people there.

    http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/70/142070-004-1CED8B96.jpg

  54. 140 JER
    April 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm
  55. 141 globalcitizenlinda
    April 1, 2014 at 9:52 pm
    • April 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      I feel deep in my heart that he is fulfilling his mother’s best dreams for his life.

      • 143 Nena20409
        April 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

        I have just finished listening to the comments made by the POTUS on ACA 7.1M milestone and as I listened, I heard the POTUS’ voice broke a tad as he spoke about a PA Bar Tender with Ovarian Cancer. That was what POTUS’ Mom had and died from before her 53rd birthday in 1995.

      • 145 COS
        April 1, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        So do I Meta. He was born for this job. He has set the bar really high for the next President.

    • 146 pickle48
      April 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      (((((-BIG SMILE-)))))

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  57. 148 JER
    April 1, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  58. 149 JER
    April 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm
  59. April 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm
  60. 151 GGail
    April 1, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Here at home, I got a chance to focus and watch the video. I got choked up at the beginning when the applause began and swelled louder and louder while President Obama worked to maintain his composure.

    What a video to treasure!

    It is a BFD!

    Thank you President Obama for looking out for ALL Americans. I have company provided insurance now, but I also have pre-existing health issues. This law gives me Peace of Mind for now and into my retirement – which is approaching quite quickly.

  61. 154 amk for obama
    April 1, 2014 at 10:54 pm
  62. 155 amk for obama
    April 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm
  63. 156 amk for obama
    April 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm
  64. April 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm
  65. April 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Time to prepare some dinner and will be doing so reflecting on …

    The POWER of HOPE ….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp0h9Z97w1s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hmONeJ_j8EU

    …. is irrepressible #Estonia #Ukraine #OBAMACARE

    #TrustBarack

    Yes We Can

  66. 166 susanne
    April 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    forecasted maximum wave amplitude for tsunami:

    http://khnl.images.worldnow.com/images/25134851_BG5.jpg

  67. 168 Bill R.
    April 1, 2014 at 11:27 pm
  68. 169 amk for obama
    April 1, 2014 at 11:41 pm
  69. 170 susanne
    April 2, 2014 at 12:03 am

    ‘ Based on all available data a major tsunami is not expected to strike the State of Hawaii. however…sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbors and marinas. The threat may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival. The estimated time of arrival of the initial wave is 3:24 a.m.

    Chip McCreery of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami advisory is a “low level warning.” ‘

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/25135973/officials-no-major-tsunami-threat-to-hawaii-following-82-earthquake-off-chile

  70. 171 dotster3
    April 2, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Big ugh if this is true——-

  71. 172 vcprezofan2
    April 2, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Off to sleep, I go! Catch you obots, later.

  72. 173 amk for obama
    April 2, 2014 at 1:40 am
    • 174 susanne
      April 2, 2014 at 2:08 am

      then comes part 2–
      oh goody, obamacare helps me with my medical bills!

      now i’m all better, where was i?

      oh, yes, damned obamacare, pampering all the worthless moochers!

    • 175 globalcitizenlinda
      April 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

      sick in heart, body and mind

  73. 178 vcprezofan2
    April 2, 2014 at 4:12 am

    :?:

  74. 179 vcprezofan2
    April 2, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Wowee, I just watched the two Maddow segments on the #ACA, and I agree with COS and Hope44 – they are a must watch for all TODobots! Someone please let the BTs know they need to feature at least the first one in R & S. It’s too early, and I’m too sleep deprived to provide the link. ( I will look for them later, if no one has done so yet.) Right now it’s still dark outside so I’m going to see if I can squeeze out some more sleep for my tired eyes.

    Enjoy your #ACA Wednesday! BBL

  75. 180 vcprezofan2
    April 2, 2014 at 7:00 am

    ~~ :?: ~~

    • 181 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Goodness gracious! Don’t tell me no one else has stuck their neck in since my last peek? /smh/ I guess that means I’d better go look for the Maddow vid. Okay.

      • 182 donna dem 4 obama
        April 2, 2014 at 7:14 am

        GM VC, I’m awake catching up. I actually watched her video last night. She did a god job on Obamacare

      • 184 Lynn
        April 2, 2014 at 7:14 am

        You are not alone, vc. Been lurking for a while and following links. Happy Hump Day to you and a ‘Thrilled to be alive in the age of Obama’ day to everyone!

        Special thanks to Ms. Chips for creating this fabulous site and all the wonderful people who work so hard to make TOD THE place for real NEWS!!

        • 185 vcprezofan2
          April 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

          A ‘Happp H-Day’ to you too, Lynn! Isn’t life mostly on the upswing in the Age of Obama?

  76. April 2, 2014 at 7:04 am

    GM, TOD. Before I head off to Curves, left TV on NBC (before switching to local show on Fox43) . Four top stories and the ACA is missing. None of us are surprised. D— them all. I pray karma is a huge, very big bitch to these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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