President Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, May 15
GM, dee. Only got to see a bit of the ceremony, but it was very moving.
Good morning, all.
a moving tribute, , want to see our president’s remarks
I listened to parts of it, on the way to work, and saw a bit of the closing remarks.
911 is 750 Benghazi’s. No about of spin will change that history. The repubs. want a fight over 4 dead in a war zone need to face the facts. Peace,J
so true, also those who died in those embassy bombings under Pres Bush. Think how the country handles the Beirut bombings. A co-worker lost he r Marine son in that explosion. I personally knew that young man. There was not all this 17+ committee meetings. They did not excoriate then Pres Reagan. We as Americans need to remember, not rip each other up.
Obama back at JFK after 9/11 museum dedication. We motorcaded instead of helicopters because of fog— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) May 15, 2014
Hi to everyone who is above me! Hope you are all having a good day, regardless of the topic under discussion.
vc, i sent you an email :-)
Okay, will check in a minute-ish
297,000 unemployment claims this week, lowest since 2007.
So other than nj corrupt fucker, no other rethugs turned up? No dumbya, darth, dumdsfeld and their ilk of war criminals and war profiteers?
Guliani and Pataki, NY Repubs spoke
All NY/NJ mofos. What about the national level rethugs?
If they were there I sure didn’t see them.
Moving words from our President as always. It must be so difficult. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of those lost in this tragedy.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes.
Happy Birthday Dakota!!!
Happy Birthday! I’m way late seeing this!
Happy birthday again Dakota, I hope you got your card this morning :-)
Thank you Chips sweetie! I love this photo of the President! He has that big smile that makes me think that he just said something mischievous!
No love, I didn’t receive a card…
That’s too bad. I am pretty sure Chips included a 6 figure check in it.
:-) Too late, I’ve spent it!
Love that optimism Japa!
It was in Early Bird Chat Dakota, I hope you were busy sipping champagne?
See, that’s the sad part, I wasn’t.
Happy birthday , Dakota !!!
I saw it! I saw it! If I’d known there was cash in it, I would have paid closer attention! Dang, she spent my money!
Thank you DF!
Happy Birthday Dakota! Two birthdays in 2 weeks, no fair getting ahead of us so fast!! :) many happy and blessed returns of the day!
Thanks Mighty P! Does this mean I can skip next years b’day?
Happy Birthday Dakota! Hope you enjoyed your dinner last night.
Thanks Carole Mae. Dinner was dee-Lish!
Great. So hubby picked a good restaurant? Have a nice Anniversary too!
Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles.
An oil pipe in Los Angeles spilled an estimated 10,000 gallons (38,000 litres) of oil in the streets, the LA Fire Department (LAFD) says.
A geyser shot crude oil 20 feet into the air, and over an area half a mile (0.8km) in length, the LAFD added in a statement.
The oil line was remotely shut off, and by 0600 local time (1400 BST) most of the oil had been vacuumed.
Not a good week for CA.
Big Oil. Mofos. It just goes from bad to worse, how many wake up calls does it take before we’re all overcome with toxins? Vacuumed up, that would be a nasty job. Where do they dump it after?
amk, we need a visit from you. Come to SoCal. Spend big to help us out!!!
Anti MISTRAL worldwide protest June 1 on.fb.me/1g8KME3 |EMPR #Ukraine #France #Hollande http://t.co/vYjWH3wGWN— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) May 15, 2014
So there was a change in the program…..from Bridge Over Trouble Waters to Amazing Grace?
No wonder Christie had his wife as a prop for COVER? ;)
The service’s original program Thursday morning had New Jersey Governor Chris Christie followed by a rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Idina “Adele Dazeem” Menzel. That might have been a bit awkward on account of certain footnotes.
Menzel backed out at the last moment due to illness and was replaced by Broadway singer and 9/11 widow LaChanze, who fairly knocked “Amazing Grace” out of the park. A museum spokesperson said the change had nothing to do with Christie.
Too bad Idina had to cancel and the original song choice wasn’t sung by LaChanze. They are both beautiful songs, but Christie deserved to have to listen to Simon & Garfunkel’s.
President Obama really is our spiritual leader in times of sorrow. Has any other President had to speak at public memorials so often?
No, Judith, there has never been a President so willing to be human, and involved with the rest of humanity. IMHO.
And if the change had nothing to do with Christie, I can sell that spokesperson another Bridge for his trouble
The 1st Family left early for they were concerned about the SService details……. and at times possible ‘inconveniences’ the security detail can impose when not intended. The POTUS being mindful that the dedication of the 9/11 was for the families to attend…..left early to allow for more attendants to participate fully.
Total Class with humility. Thank you POTUS and FLOTUS.
He is always thinking of others – unlike too many who supposedly represent people in congress
Gold for Dee.
I have always like the name DeeDee.
thanks, though no one calls me DeeDee!
Happy Birthday Dakota.
Thanks so much Nena.
OMG!!! I could use this sign at my office just for this one particular woman :evil:
President Obama speaks at Natl 9/11 Memorial and Museum in NYC http://t.co/GHIFxHXsdg— (@petesouza) May 15, 2014
Pres Obama, Pres Clinton, & former NYC Mayor Bloomberg tour 9/11 Museum http://t.co/VsPJ43Djxt— (@petesouza) May 15, 2014
The WashPost the Fix……said just last week the GOP had 98% of holding the Senate.
Today? well, well, well….
55% for Dems!
I say 98%.
Where is de Blasio?
Christie was invited.
But Mayor de Blasio should have spoken too.
de Blasio DID speak, nena.
I watched on local NY 1. maybe other channels didn’t carry the whole thing
Thanks Vicki. I didn’t hear the whole thing.
I look FORWARD to when TOD posts all that took place today.
Thanks again, Vicki.
89K in the demos……the 18-24 yrs that pretty much drive the advertisement dollars?
Hmm? MSNBC has refused to own this mistake. They need to make The Change.
It was obvious from the beginning.
I watched him once for about 3 minutes. His jumping jack style of oh-I-am-so excited talking was a total turn-off.
Chris Hayes is everything wrong with the American left. He does have potential and a brain (if he chose to use it), but that, too, explains the malaise of the American whiny left.
He sits in his safe berth that he has held his entire, privileged life, and does damage to anything that could rebuild this country with progressive ideals. He’s a menace. And he’s the only type that gets TV shows. You have to prove you’re ‘independent’ by bashing the messy process that real progressives are engaged in
The MSM's idea of what it means to be a Democrat is a camera-ready distortion of our ideals that panders to RW memes. @msnbc— meta (@metaquest) May 15, 2014
Everyone here is so well informed and amazing at articulating issues. Thanks for your contributions, 57.
Back at ya!
I don’t take this place for granted, but sometimes I naively think that the rest of the world knows what we know, share and articulate here at TOD. What a haven this place is.
meta, after reading your tweet, I thought the same thing – wow, we have some amazing people here at TOD!
YEAH, and that’s including you!
Perfecly stated Meta.
Every show, even the best most pro-POTUS one, Politics Nation, expresses the days news through a GOP lens. First item on yesterdays show was Rove/Hillary. Second item was POTUS on infra-structure.
Contest and order of presentation matter.
Last week I said that venue matters.
The entire medium and how news is packaged is the message we get.
So Reverand Al who is a whole-hearted supporter of our President still sent a subtle message that malicious Rove gossip is a more important item than the President of the US celebrating an accomplishment like a bridge rebuilding. A bridge rebuilding that will benefit the larger community with jobs and more efficient and safe commutation.
TOD is the best news source. We get how monumentally important our President and his work is.
context, not contest.
Yes, their RW framing permeates everything. It’s toxic for our democracy.
Yup, they have the precious stage and yet talk like they are in ivory towers. Glad that viewers are showing their displeasure by walking out.
It’s a waste of the precious little ‘progressive’ air time that we have, unfortunately. But of course, that’s by design of the corporations in control of the air waves.
Thanks again, Bill Clinton, for the Telecom Act of 1996. The only time the Clintons are progressive is when they’re campaigning.
I don’t care about his personal life – but I sure would love to hear Clinton apologize for the damage he’s left for PBO to either clean up or have to deal with.
I was watching what could have been a good discussion yesterday – but turned off – because as usual – he spoke loudly & too fast – interrupted his guests – told them what they should be saying & definitely was not listening to them. So even when he has a good discussion topic & worthwhile guests – he still gets it wrong.
I remember the weekend before the ACA SCOTUS decision was announced. Hayes did a panel on health care in America and yes – it was excellent. Sober, intelligent, factual. And I asked myself – why now? Why did you do everything you could to jettison this law, when you could have been informative and helpful?
Congratulations India on completing the largest election in history. Obviously you're not My territory, but I hear good things from Brahma.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 15, 2014
Ha, take that ireland.
I even did a Twitter search and I don’t believe God has ever mentioned Ireland. I’m done with Her.
land of heathens? not surprised at all.
haven’t heard from Danny lately. How’s he doing?
.@BarackObama, @FLOTUS arrive back in a windy DC after overnight in NYC, 9/11 museum http://t.co/mWcWdNg7VN— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) May 15, 2014
As US Marine salutes, Pres & Mrs Obama step off Marine One returning from overnight trip to NYC. http://t.co/iummlZVOgo— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 15, 2014
Pres & Mrs Obama wave to visitors and tourists allowed to watch their return to the WH. http://t.co/5FdXoBsfE6— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 15, 2014
You know what would be cool? AF1 plane has the AF1 helo tucked in the belly. That way, when they are in DC, they just drop out of the plane in the helo. Non-stop flying.
Grass needs to be cut.
Not inviting you over here….
until the grass here is cut. :grin:
Why I Support the Fast Food Workers Strike | The Nation ow.ly/wT64D RT if you stand with workers in demanding fair pay.— Ellison for Congress (@EllisonCampaign) May 15, 2014
What’s up with Kount Knoller and Kitty Kats? Inquiring mind wants to know.
Look into my eyes. Mesmerizing kitty gaze. From @EmrgencyKittens http://t.co/CevcCYNKS6— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 15, 2014
How about that family cat that save that little boy who was being attack by that dog.
Supporters of moocher Cliven Bundy are now begging for money bit.ly/1jenE7I #BundyRanch #pjnet— Buh Bye GOP (@BuhByeGOP) May 15, 2014
They think this is all a game. Screw them!
amk, If the government wanted to they could drop a bomb on these idiots and they wouldn’t know what happen. I am so fed up with these crazy ass idiots.
Happy Birthday Dakota!
I’ve just watched the C-span video of this morning’s event. I could not watch more after POTUS speech. Too emotional; too painful. I definitely skipped Mr. Grand Stand Bully Governor Bridgegate’s remarks. The whole thing reminds me of where I was that morning, and how I emerged two and a half hours later covered in ashes. Very painful.
But if anyone finds comfort visiting that museum, more power to him/her. I don’t think I can nor will I.
Oh, I didn’t know you were there, NCLB. My heart goes out to you. Very understandable how this event and everything surrounding that day can be so deeply painful.
I totally understand NCLB. I’ve visited the memorial here in OKC, it really is a lovely peaceful place, and visitors want to go. But, I have not gone to the museum, and have no plans to, and I know the NYC museum would be even more soul searing.
@TheTeaParty_net – Hey #teapartytwits. It was dumbya who put a 1st amendment cordon around him. #fuckingnumbnutz.— (@amk4obama) May 15, 2014
The workers are striking to demand $15 per hour and want to form a union. The fast food strike is a first-ever for Philadelphia, according to Fight for Philly organizers. There are strikes running concurrently in 150 U.S. cities and 3 dozen countries.
Fast Food Workers Strike, Demand Higher Pay nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Fas… via @nbcphiladelphia— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) May 15, 2014
The people who killed ACORN & tried to kill Planned Parenthood & PBS remind you the #IRS unfairly targeted their groups.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 15, 2014
As GOP backs down on Obamacare … bit.ly/1l2RDOs
A potential 2016 prez nominee embraces its key provision: bit.ly/QMMejq— (@igorvolsky) May 15, 2014
As GOP backs down on Obamacare … bit.ly/1l2RDOs
A potential 2016 prez nominee embraces its key provision: bit.ly/QMMejq— (@igorvolsky) May 15, 2014
Indiana governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Pence (R) embraced a key portion of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, becoming the ninth Republican governor to support expanding health coverage to residents below 138 percent of the federal poverty line and accept millions in funding from the health care law. GOP governors in three other states — Pennsylvania, Utah, and Florida — have also indicated a willingness to work with the federal government to cover the low-income population.
Pence’s announcement also comes as national Republicans have shifted their focus from repealing Obamacare to investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya and have struggled to craft a united message on repealing the health care law since the end of the first open enrollment period.
I hjope someone finds a tape of Pence trashing Obamacare…
PENCE HATES PBO…HE IS SUCH A NIGHTMARE…AND AS PHONY AS HIS FELLOW COMPADRES! IF A REPUGNANT BECOMES PRESIDENT IN 2016…MY ADVICE…LEAVE THE COUNTRY!
Everything to do with politics and NOTHING to do with how the most vulnerable are treated – they lie when their lips are moving. By November every GOP candidate will be explaining how they were the force behind the ACA.
That’s one thing I am afraid of. The effing msm will propagate that lie and the effing voters will swallow it.
the fools that support the GOP have hated on Obamacare for so long – I think they will be calling any candidate who supports the ACA a “leftist”. This is what is driving the nutcases further and further to the right.
And did your daughter arrive safely – been thinking of her.
Yes, she did. Just a few minutes back and is now safely in hotel.
Always the news to hear.
Just wait until you have grandbabes – then you decide the childers can look after themselves but you worry about the next generation.
I know. Parenting sux.
In IN Pence was not an advocate for ACA…..
RT @TPM: Ex-Christie aide: I told guv about #Bridgegate plans despite what he told press bit.ly/RVAtZb http://t.co/pBxDohwCAr #p2— joshua epstein (@thejoshuablog) May 15, 2014
Yep, right about now Christie’s sphincter muscle is tightening up something fierce.
This, GOP, is what you call a ‘smoking gun’. I hate to celebrate until we’re absolutely sure, but this is pretty, pretty damning, if you ask me.
Well, it’s less explosive than the headlines and tweet insinuate on further reading; but if not a full-blown fire, there is some ‘smoke’ here.
It should be hilarious to watch Republicans parse this (“what did he know and when did he know it”) and square their defense of Christie when they are damn well trying to impeach PBO for not knowing (before the CIA or anybody else knew) that Benghazi (and, what, 20 other uprisings that day?) wasn’t caused by the video.
What there isn’t, unfortunately, is evidence tying Christie or close staff members to the actual lane closures at that time. And with the help of a complicit media, he could get past this. Not to the WH, for certainly his bullying is no longer seen as attractive. But unless he can be tied to this blatant misuse of power for political revenge, he may remain standing.
57, Agree, but I think he’s in far graver trouble for his extortion regarding Hurricane Sandy funding …. we’ll see ….
and I just re-read the breakdown on dKos and it’s a little clearer (I’ve read some variation of this report three times now). Stepian does say that members of Christie’s senior staff had knowledge, but he says there’s ‘proof’ in that report that came out. It’s that ‘proof’ that is weak. But apparently Stepian (or at least his lawyer) is saying that senior staff knew.
The web is tightening, however.
The Hurricane Sandy funding is despicable, and it points to the ongoing narrative of his vicious, extortionist ways. The way he blew the pension funds is an inside politics story, but it all contributes to the fact that he is nothing but a vindictive bully who has no concern for his constituents.
It is ALWAYS the coverup that brings them down. Other folks will only take so much of the blame – then they want out.
Here is the twitter screen shot of the guy, who is apparently running against punk cantor.
Why is his followers at 0, while right below he is being followed by 100+ others
He’s got 1243 followers per his Twitter page, amk. Feisty fella, with some fun tweets …
There's a website of a man in Oklahoma City who cleaned up the city, by posting video of johns&hookers. I'm doing the same to tea partiers— DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) May 15, 2014
But the screen grab sez 0 followers. Must be the friggin’ nsa.
Idea behind round tables is to get together those who want a better #Ukraine, not a weaker Ukr, or a split-up Ukr – kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/…— Andrii Deshchytsia (@ADeshchytsia) May 15, 2014
#Copy_Paste Paul Ryan hates. Now THINK of His Budget! VOTE For (D) ROB ZERBAN @robzerban #UniteBlue #LatinosVote http://t.co/JG8DTldSrU— MOVING FORWARD! (@cd5762) May 14, 2014
@RepCummings: Just 1 week after Boehner announced 1 select cmte, Issa issued a new subpoena 4 Kerry to testify b4 OGR go.usa.gov/8T9T— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) May 15, 2014
Had posted Prof. Synder’s extensive analysis a couple days ago. Yesterday, he opened the ‘Ukraine: Thinking Together’ conference …
Cliff notes from Timothy Snyder's lecture in Kyiv today. kyivpost.com/content/ukrain…— Isaac Webb (@isaacdwebb) May 15, 2014
“Snyder suggested that since the beginning of the EuroMaidan Revolution in November 2013, Russia has deliberately worked to undermine Ukraine’s European trajectory. Although Ukrainians have largely seen the EU in a positive light since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Snyder argued that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been working to change this perception by constructing a counter, transnational project: the Eurasian Union.
“The European Union is being coded as an enemy, as decadent,” said Snyder, suggesting that “The Eurasian Union exists only in opposition to the European Union.”
He posited that Ukraine will soon be forced to choose between Putin’s Eurasian Union and the EU, saying that a return to the 19th century geopolitical model of nation states is “impossible” because modern economies, politics, and cultures are too interconnected. Staying alone, between the two regional powers, Snyder argued, is a “fantasy.”
When asked about Ukraine’s non-Western past, Snyder concluded that although Ukraine has multiple histories – European, Turkish, and Slavic – it is now in the position to choose which future it wants.”
The picture arrived
Some of you may remember that I was lucky enough to meet PBO last Thursday at the Fairmont during a DNC fundraiser. the truly amazing news was that I was getting able to get a photo with PBO.
I had convinced myself that the photographer would loose my photo or that I would look awful.
Well it arrived yesterday, and after using Photoshop to whiten my teeth, reduce crows feet and improve my tan it is now up on the web.
I wanted to also share photos of my teammates Alix, and Sonia
I also wanted to share what I can remember of our conversation.
Assistant says your name and pushes you toward the President
President “Hello Linda”
Me : Hello Mr. President it is an honor to meet you. I am the Chapter Lead for Sonoma Counties OFA team.
President: Thats a beautiful place to be leading a team.
Me : I wanted to tell you that I think you are the finest President of my lifetime and it is an honor to be working with you.
President: Aw I gotta give you a hug (hugging ensues) I really appreciate all you do.
Me: I am very grateful to be part of OFA
President: I am grateful for all you do.
We turn to camera, picture is taken.
Woman drags me away.
After I could not even remember looking at the camera – but I guess I did. The entire process was probably less than a minute. Most exciting minute of my life (to date).
Finally a picture of the President pointing at YOU.
He’s telling you to join the red to blue team that is working across the country to elect Dems to Congress. If you can’t find a team near you send me a note and you can work with my team until one comes to your area. If you have 2 hours a week and a phone, you can do this.
One more thing – I made a tweet about it. Hope it works
A once in a lifetime photo I will always cherish. Will work even harder to turn Congress red 2 BLUE. pic.twitter.com/pE2wTn6IAE— whatis working (@whatisworking11) May 15, 2014
A once in a lifetime photo I will always cherish. Will work even harder to turn Congress red 2 BLUE. http://t.co/pE2wTn6IAE— whatis working (@whatisworking11) May 15, 2014
Thanks for making it show the photo. You are the best.
You are awesome Linda.. and that guy is okay too :) Thank you for all the hard work you do.
Everyone here inspires me to keep working. We all contribute. I hope in the months to come everyone will join me on the phones, registering voters, and canvassing neighborhoods.
Linda this is magnificent. Indeed, what an opportunity of a lifetime. And you truly deserve it, with all your hard work.
The BEST President ever, and not only did you get to meet him …but a Hug! You lucky lady :)
Absolutely beautiful photo, WIW. This is one for the ages. You’ll be able to look back on it one day and count it as a miracle that you got this close to the greatest president of the last 100 years. You also look great, by the way.
Thanks Jackie – I was thinking of having the picture turned into wallpaper for my family room but that might be a bit much :->
OMG!!!! I so envy you! Wish I was on the other side of that hug!
Linda-How absolutely wonderful! I’m choking up here. Thank you for sharing this incredible moment with us.
I would not have recovered from that meeting yet, specially if it had been FLOTUS instead of POTUS.
It still seems a bit surreal, having a photo makes it easier to believe.
What Awesomenesssssssss is this Lina…..Ooooooooooooo whooooooooooooo
haha…i meant LINDA…
OMG that is the coolest picture EVER! Way to go! You look fantastic. So does my preisdent.
My only critique is that you did not sneak him my phone number and a kiss from me.
No problem – in fact I should have made a contact list of all the faithful TOD members and made him promise to call every one…
You still have time, he won’t be out of office till 2017. Get to working, whatisworking.
Linda, I’m tearing up reading the convo between you two. I am so proud of you!!! And the picture looks lovely! You very fortunate hardworking for OFA woman :-)
Lets hold a thought for that wonderful time when you meet him too. It can happen for all of us. I think he will work with OFA after retirement and you can join (or start) a local OFA group in your community.
Wow, this is all kinds of awesome sauce. Congrats Linda! You look fabulous in that picture! I don’t think I would be able to get out two words, in front of the president, it would just be “Hi” and then a resounding THUD as I hit the floor, passed out at his feet. :smile:
I think you would be very poised and articulate, then you would walk into another room and pass out. It helped that I practiced what I was going to say for a few days. Plus he was holding me up.
This is fantastic.
Just too awesome – wonderful photo, wonderful people. Thank you so much for sharing
True. And, good advice ….
How do I know Blackwater forces aren't operating in Ukraine? Because the terrorists would all be dead by now if they were. Ignore the trolls— Freedom Machine (@Freed0m_machine) May 15, 2014
[BREAKING] Leahy Announces June 3 SJC Hearing On CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to rein in massive campaign spending: leahy.senate.gov/press/leahy-an…— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) May 15, 2014
“Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today on the need for a constitutional amendment to curb unlimited campaign spending and the Koch brothers’ financing of shadowy political organizations. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
A memo from the Koch-funded political organization, Americans for Prosperity, found its way into the national press last week. The memo details Americans for Prosperity’s plan to spend at least $125 million ensuring the Koch brothers’ hand-picked candidates win elections this November. The memo was sent to a select group – the ultra-radical, mega-rich men and women who fund Americans for Prosperity. The memo was titled: “Confidential Investor Update.” How fitting a title for the Koch brothers’ hostile takeover of the American electoral system.
You see, for the billionaires and millionaires who are dumping unseemly sums of money into shadowy political organizations, their donation is an investment in an America rigged to benefit themselves at the expense of the middle class. The Kochs’ political expenditures are investments, much like any other that is listed in their financial portfolios. And they absolutely expect monetary returns on their investments. The Koch’s bid for a hostile takeover of the American democracy is calculated to make themselves even richer. Yet, the Kochs and their Republican followers in Congress continue to assert that these hundreds of millions of dollars are free speech.
For evidence of that, look no further than the Republican Leader, who has flat out said “In our society, spending is speech.” Let me pose the question to the Republican Leader: If this unprecedented spending is free speech, where does that leave your middle-class constituents? How could everyday, working American families afford to make their voices heard, if money equals free speech? Should voters mortgage their homes if they are worried about climate change? If they are concerned about their children’s education, should they max out their credit cards making political contributions? Is our involvement in government completely dependent on our financial resources? The answer, of course, is ‘no.’ There should not be a million-dollar entry fee for participating in our democracy.”
Link to the full statement: http://www.reid.senate.gov/press_releases/2014-05-15-reid-remarks-on-constitutional-amendment-to-stop-koch-brothers-unlimited-campaign-spending-to-buy-our-democracy#.U3UJ6C-D0lY
I am very proud of Harry Reid for making this statement. It needs to be said and repeated over and over again. Reid has the courage to stand up and fight against this anti-democracy movement, which is owned and operated by the Koch brothers cabal of the very rich, and more senators, representatives and voters have to stand with him. He will not get the coverage he deserves for this statement, but I would like to see it penetrate the consciousness of every voting American. We can not let this Koch incursion stand.
Agree fully, Jackie. And, it’s up to us to do all we can to spread Senator Reid’s message.
“…money – which is a medium of commerce, something the Constitution gave Congress explicit control over …”
The amplification of ‘free’ speech by money – should be at the heart of this. Of course, the evil SCOTUS has said ‘money is speech’ but Spandan has the correct argument, in my view.
I made a few tweets from PBO’s remarks (shared here)at last night’s dinner
“If we are going to realize the potential that we have right now, I have to have partners in Congress.” ~Pres Obama http://t.co/9rjeAWLeaU— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 15, 2014
If YOU care abt/climate change, I've got 2 have partners in Congress…WE CAN DO MORE IF we've got SERIOUS FOLKS in Congress ~PBO #ⓋⓄⓉⒺ2014— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 15, 2014
Serious about dealing with the infrastructure that would put US in a competitive position? PBO needs a Congress that is serious. #VOTE2014— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 15, 2014
We've got the ingredients to make this the American Century. To achieve it we've got 2make sure our pol system works better.~PBO ##ⓋⓄⓉⒺ2014— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 15, 2014
“The stakes here are big. The elections have never been about me; they’ve been about what can we do together.” ~PBO http://t.co/yiGvpAJgN1— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 15, 2014
Serious abt dealing with broadband lines & smart grid that would put people back to work right now? PBO NEEDS A SERIOUS CONGRESS. #VOTE2014— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 15, 2014
I want a bumpersticker that says
I’ll be READY FOR HILLARY
AFTER Pres. OBAMA leaves White House
TrumpDog if you get on send me one too.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and not one GD day before then thank you very much. I saw someone on the freeway here in LA with that asinine bumper sticker on their car and had to restrain from myself from pulling along aside and screaming obscenities at the driver. :smile:
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