President Obama greets customers while having lunch at FireFlies Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia on June 10
A happy motte for today
Took both crumb snatchers to the dentist and left with a bit less money to have to worry about managing.
Wait til they need braces…….. :)
We’re trying to get our boy to knock it off with the thumb sucking now.
Kick off your slippers, put on your marching shoes, it's time to let your Congress know you demand #gunsense PRESS ON.— meta (@metaquest) June 10, 2014
Thank yoooooooou LL, I just updated the post with a pic from today, thank you, you snuggily cheesy puff!
Just sent you a DM. I saw your tweet and thought: “Hey, that’s the pic I should use!” But as always you’re on top of the game, Ma’am.
Ha, just replied to ya, you lovely thing! Thank you LL, it took me, oh, 55 hours to get 30 minutes work done today, only done now – I seriously need an efficiency lesson from TODers :oops:
All the Snowden/Greenwald/NSA hyperbole has also caused a spike in anti-government sentiment and mass paranoia among conspiracy theorists.— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) June 10, 2014
That’s the truth.
That man is hugging President Obama like he appreciates him – go figure…
Don’t tell me this man is not loved by most people. The haters attract all the notice. It’s a damned shame.
A damn shame!
I agree. :)
Um, yeah, I won’t be riding this.
Gooooodddness http://t.co/1bHiEvOpJS— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) June 10, 2014
I don’t get it. I didn’t when I was young and and certain don’t now that I’ve grown wise to things like gravity, head injury, neck injury, spine injury…
See? you’re screaming and you’re not even on the ride – HA!
I. Will. Have. Niiiiiiiiiiightmares!!!!!!
I’ve been on that ride! It’s awesome. LOL. It’s the Kingda Ka at Six Flags New Jersey.
At least, I THINK it is. Looks very similar to the Kingda Ka.
Even for a young person, this requires additional courage… :) :)
Oh, do tell me more about the evil NSA, Snowdenwald | 2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying nyti.ms/1kL5dY3— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) June 10, 2014
Ok, I’ll say it: I *like* Twitter’s new format for personal lists, where you see tweets from your listmembers and things they retweet. I almost never look at my “Home” screen as it’s just way too busy. But with my Lists, it’s more manageable.
Happily so! :lol:
wow. I wonder what the story is behind that picture. That man looks as if he shared something personal with POTUS and POTUS responded by giving him comfort.
I saw on Twitter that they had invited PBO to try their burgers. I guess PBO is good for business…But yeah..this guy in the pic looks like PBO’s visit was something far more soul-touching than just a business booster.
okay just saw the video. It was a woman and she asked for a pic with the President and he offered a hug because of time. http://redbricktown.com/2014/06/10/president-obama-lunch-fireflies-restaurant-del-ray-video/
At some point this has to be incitement | Alex Jones Predicts 300K Police Will Die In Civil War Against ‘Patriots’ thedailybanter.com/2014/06/alex-j…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) June 10, 2014
Where are loudmouths like Diane Feinstein on this issue? Oh, I forgot…she’s too busy harassing the President on Bergdahl, or Brennan or NSA…
@TheJusticeDept @FCC Why do you allow the use of PUBLIC spectrum & other media to incite treasonous violence? thedailybanter.com/2014/06/alex-j…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 10, 2014
Anti-Redskins commercial to air during tonight's Game 3 of NBA Finals paid for by NorCal tribe. nbcbay.com/WnEcmJb— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) June 10, 2014
Right on! This is a powerful ad!
I have friends in the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and my cousin lives nearby in Winters. They do a lot of good work in their community and for their neighbors. They also make fantastic extra virgin olive oil, honey, wine and balsamic vinegar! http://www.sekahills.com/ :-)
Oh, cool! TY, MadameSoph.
Ooooooo, I just checked their website and their products are sold in a shop 4 blocks from where I live! I’ll check them out.
I bet you will make delicious goodies with them Meta ! :-)
We're already at 33% of precincts in, and Brat's lead has grown to 3,100 votes (albeit a narrower 57-43 margin)! Can Henrico Co save Cantor?— (@Taniel) June 10, 2014
Was there ever any media report that Eric Cantor’s seat was in jeopardy? I mean all we heard from the media about the primaries were that Dems were distancing themselves from PBO.
Cantor spent over $1M against the guy. It will serve him right to sweat the ballot bullets….pardon me.
KMA cantor, no one will miss you.
Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military Blog: Summary – June 10, 2014 wp.me/p4bJDw-5iq fb.me/17hWXF3PE— (@MaidanOnline) June 10, 2014
Good Evening Fellow TODers :)
Josh Earnest at the WH presser on 6-10-14
Towards the end, Josh was asked about the WH now having 2 Teenagers……..Josh didn’t have anything to report.
At least, one WHPC remembered that Sasha turned 13 yrs today. Happy 13th birthday, Miss Natasha Obama!
Politicians and Pundits Demanded an Armed Revolution, So the Millers Attempted to Deliver One <– treason http://thedailybanter.com/2014/06/politicians-pundits-demanded-armed-revolution-millers-finally-tried-deliver-one/
There ya go. Use an iconic Normal Rockwell image, to remind voters we CAN take our country back – the good parts of it – to what it used to be!
💪Yes We Can ! 👉vote #Midterm2014 🔵 @FWD_us @EspuelasVox @GOP #TNTweeters #latism #tcot #p2 eac.gov/voter_resource… http://t.co/nSqcfWrz6T— alicia lupercio (@alicia_lupercio) June 10, 2014
#VA07 Eric Cantor losing in his home county (Henrico, down 52-48, with 15/66 reporting). On trajectory toward major upset here w/ 39% in.— David Jarman (@DavidLJarman) June 10, 2014
This is a primary to watch tonight guys…Eric Cantor being defeated by an extremist Teabagger….
#*)&#*)#Q( …….half way there!!!
#VA07 Cantor (R) badly needs big margins in Richmond City & Henrico, but right now it's far from clear that will be enough…— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 10, 2014
Right now, I just don't see where Cantor (R) can make up his 58%-42% deficit. This would be the biggest House upset I've ever seen. #VA07— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 10, 2014
51.44 pct of vote in: Brat 58% Cantor 42%. #va07— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) June 10, 2014
This is mind-boggling. Stunning,literally. Words fail me.
Not a word that he was in danger, as was said upthread.
Cantor 1st got elected by beating an African American by less than 2K votes. I believe it was less than 400 votes in either 1998 or 2000. He was always beatable, but Dems as usual left him alone for he was the Only GOPer in Congress from the Jewish Community. The GOP would never back down had the reverse been the case.
Cantor might not just lose tonight. He might get crushed. Amazing.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 10, 2014
OMG, this possibility is just too AWESOME. We may have to celebrate this if it really happens. MAJOR!!
@joshtpm Couldn't happen to a more despicable creature ….— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 10, 2014
I’m having trouble believing this can happen.
Here we all were focused on Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes.
McConnell will get his, karma never fails
Hey TOD-ers!! I’m waaaaay behind the curve but I HAVE TO ask: The picture of orange mats to shield school children from bullets on LL’s outstanding post “Whistling Towards the Graveyard” is that……………a REAL thing? (Looks like a idiotic, bad joke.)
It’s real magapie, hence the need for the post. I too thought it had to be satire but found unfortunately it isn’t.
Cantor released a poll on June 6 claiming he had a 34 point lead. goo.gl/EDpaZz— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 10, 2014
I've seen enough, it's over. Sitting Majority Leader of the House, Rep. Eric Cantor (R), has lost his primary to Prof. Dave Brat (R) #VA07— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 10, 2014
See what I mean about polls? (Especially when they are in favor of certain GOPers)? Any questions?
Respected voting analyst @Redistrict has called the #VA07 race for @DaveBratVA7th. Still waiting on the @AP twitter.com/Redistrict/sta…— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) June 10, 2014
“The winner of the GOP primary will face Democratic Party nominee Jack Trammell — a professor at Randolph-Macon College, the same school where Brat works — in the general election this fall.”
I know!!!!!! Is Boner drunk yet!!!!
omygosh, smarmy lost. Good. who’s the dem up against the winner?
ooppps sorry, answer to my ? upthread,. Too excited when I heard, tripping down the stairs to get to my laptop. :-)
Eric Cantor losing. So much for the R's "tea party doesn't control us" narrative.— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) June 10, 2014
They BUILT this.
I wish there is a way to do flips here at TOD.
Eric Cantor losing will be such a delicious News. I will have a glass of Bourbon. Something that I have Never done in over 20 yrs.
Cantor losing would definitely be worth a drink or two.
Hoist your glass then Nena. MSNBC news flash says it’s a done deal.
I am sipping my hard stuff. Not my cup of thing…..but in the HONOR of the Leaving Cantor from Congress, Yes, Sir, I am Loving it ;)
Me too, me too!…..The fecal matter has hit the swiftly rotating blades of justice….:lol:
From Cantors election night confab in Richmond: Ppl are a bit confused here as Dave Brat edges toward 60 percent. http://t.co/BPXscCuzeg— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 10, 2014
Very tough for Cantor to win this thing. An R points out that New County, a strong tea party exurb/rural slice, has yet to report— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) June 10, 2014
Kent County 0/11 reporting
Tell me again how the GOP "mainstream" has the Tea Party under control…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) June 10, 2014
Teabaggers can easily win in a district where less than 300K are needed. Karma is making a visit and collecting from Cantor who owes dist 7 much better and Never really paid up. I remember the lies he told in 2010 claiming that his office was shot by who knows…..the implication was by a leftie.
LIVE FROM CANTOR HQ: The Cantor team appears to have shut off the projector screen showing the primary tally.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 10, 2014
I’ll drink to that! >-l. What an eff’ing wuss..
The race isn't close and turnout has surpassed 2012 levels. How does a campaign miss this?— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) June 10, 2014
Looks like Randolph-Macon College will have its own VA7 Congressman: Dave Brat(R) or Jack Trammell(D). Maybe profs are relevant after all!— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) June 10, 2014
Sabato the rightie prof is bailing on Cantor…….Yahoo!
RICHMOND, Va. — @EricCantor has lost in a primary challenge to DAVE BRAT. AP has alerted it— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 11, 2014
Dancing on the Ceiling…….Richie style…..Yes!
Former congressman Ben Jones (D-Ga.), better known as “Cooter” from Dukes of Hazzard, has a plan to knock Eric Cantor out of the House. He’s urging his fellow Democrats to cross over and vote for a tea party-backed candidate in Virginia’s primary election.
But they say that there is no Dem running because he failed to file the necessary paperwork on time. Is that accurate?
Major confusion on this but this updated WAPO article says that Trammell will be running as D candidate in the Nov. general election. http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html
Thanks forus for the report and link!
A country with a real majority in favor of immigration reform will now have a party too petrified to even debate the issue. Healthy.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) June 11, 2014
Dems should capitalize on this development. Whether or not there is Dem challenger, the district will likely remain in GOP control. I rarely agree with Ezra Klein these days, but he did make a good point when he said that this GOP primary does not send a good message to the public about the GOP’s attitude towards something as popular as immigration reform.
So Chris Hayes is NOT a LIVE show.
TRMS piped in and is LIVE announcing the Eric Cantor defeat…..I have my Bourbon and I am sipping it now ;)
Hayes is too anxiety ridden to have a live show.
About to pour a glass of Chadonnay and toast Karma … the bitch. (oops, can I type that word on TOD?)
hf, I think Dem Jack Trammell can beat #Teabagger Brat – Obamacare, Immigration Reform, Equal Pay, & Sensible Gun Legislation mean way to much to a majority of Virginians and those are going to be polar differences between D & R in this race and many others on 4 Nov 2014.
This bodes well for 4 Nov 2014, methinks. Yes? Many more can follow cantor out the door
@Nate_Cohn The same way #BainMitt's campaign and dudes like Rove & Morris 'missed it'!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 11, 2014
Now……..tell me again about the HRC polls?!?!?!?!?
Watch the spin.
Kornacki, “Biggest loss I’ve seen in my life.”
“Now……..tell me again about the HRC polls?!?!?!?!?”
Rachel Just Called it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111
Lalala, lalala. hey, hey, hey……Cantor Bye!
Haha—Cantor loses—-won’t have to see that smarmy face flash on my teevee any more. Yay!
gonna now have a quick beverage before I have to fast for my test. I can’t help myself right now, too happy. Now for crybaby. AND while I am on my high horse, CHUUCKKKIIIE has to go too. Another moron that does not do his job.
I share those same happy plans for the future.
This is the proof, like we needed proof, that the media either knows nothing or is paid to hide any actual info they may have. OMG
Krystal Ball @krystalball · 3m
Brat spent about $150K in this race, Cantor more than $5 mill. This is just stunning.
The heart wants what the heart wants. The people will vote for whom they want.
Money can’t perform the miracles we used to think it could.
Ask Bill de Blasio. Mayor Bill de Blasio. No press, little money. Won by 73%.
This should wake the dormant half/dead Democrats whining about RW $$$$ up…
Karma, Karma, Karma Chameleon………..Come and Go……Yes. Eric has come and GO!
Goodbye, @EricCantor, u slimey POS!!! How great it will be NOT to see ur behind in the House anymore. Yay!!! @msnbc @CNN @NBC #CBS #ABC BYE!— Ms. L. (@SouthernLady328) June 11, 2014
I cannot stand it. This is fantastic news.
"John Beohner said what??"
.@SpeakerBoehner http://t.co/GiKIKenaPy— Nat Johnson (@rockportbasset) June 11, 2014
Love it When Karma comes knocking:-)
IT IS OVER FOR CANTOR!!!! http://t.co/2Ua04PcLi3— Kasai™ (@Kahsai) June 11, 2014
Where is sweet Dudette.
There was a song……Jungle Boogie or something…….That is how to celebrate this Cantor defeat.
There you go Nena:-)
<3 you for it.
:-) love you back 3>
Ahh! When Kool and the Gang was cool :-) Thanks Kasai!
With Cantor’s defeat, watch for immigration reform to be presented. Cantor will do it just to stick to the TP. Plus, the Dems now have a real chance to win this seat.
Yes and Yes
So, a brat took out a snotty punk? #ironyexplosion = #ericcantor— (@amk4obama) June 11, 2014
If I die before Nov, I'll climb out of my grave to vote against the GOP. Damn, now some RWNJ will use this tweet to prove voter fraud exists— john miller (@deaconmill) June 11, 2014
Good night to watch MSNBC.
Chuck Todd is SOOOO Full of SHIT. Talking now like he knew Cantor would lose. BULLSHIT.
GOP never concedes any defeat.
Chuckie is now making buffoonish excuses…….Now trying to tie that to immigration situation at the border? Seriously? The guy had just 23K votes. Stop lying Chuck.
Belly up to the bar me heartys. Tots all ’round on yardarm756. :D
I will take a white wine spritzer…smilin
Sorry Missy. No soda fountain drinks at this bar. How about 3 fingers o’ Makers Mark? :)
lolol…ahhhhhh..ummmm…what is that…hahahahaha
It’s a top shelf bourbon, Wil warm yer inards nicely I’ll wager. :lol:
ohhh myyy…nothing like warming the innards…pour me a thumbful…and add a lil chaser
Ah yes. A wee bit over lots of ice with some ginger ale and a cherry garnish should do the trick.
One of the important things to bear in mind w/r/t the big surprise in VA tonight is the RW voter turnout. We have our work cut out for us.
Right, but don’t let their turnout discourage us.
More of us showed up for Alison G than Mitch plus his opponent.
Not at all. Just making sure people don’t forget!!
I’m talking about on the national level!!
got it. I didn’t mean to be argumentative. We are always on the same page.
Yes, we are! xoxo
We will have to see how many of those were Dems that came out to vote against Cantor and voted for Brat.
Good Evening TODVille,
How are you surviving the political seism that has shaken VA and the GOP island?
Cheers! Bye asshole, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!! BWA AAHAHAHA!!
Not too long ago Cantor accused Pres.Obama for not calling him after He called to wish him "Happy Hanuka"
I guess Karma called Cantor:-)— Kasai™ (@Kahsai) June 11, 2014
I would call Cantor if I had his cell number.
It’s one thing for a party leader to lose his election in a general election, but to lose in a primaryy where you outspend your opponent 20 to 1, that’s not embarrassing, that’s humiliating.
Big money no longer determines the winners.
That’s one big message tonight.
Another one is that the media and their polls and their selection of what to cover and what to ignore is largely a vestigial remnessed.nt of campaigns long pa
It would be really nice if the DCCC fucking did something EVER. Like got this guy some money.
Speaking of which.. here is the web site for Dem candidate Jack Trammell: trammellforcongress.com #va07— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) June 11, 2014
See my tweet, below :)
Aw. :-) http://t.co/qKPUzO5ctK— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 11, 2014
I won’t miss that smug ass toothy cheshire cat grin.
Well done, Chips!!!
ALERT: @OFA @OFA_VA @DCCC @NancyPelosi @Pfeiffer44 @DWSTweets @TheDemocrats Let's get this fella elected on 4Nov14 trammellforcongress.com— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 11, 2014
Follow him on twitter
Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! :)
This is why Chips is so freaking Great!
<3 this. Two words. To the Point. Done!
Well done Lady Chips!
LOL!! Chips don’t let the door hit ya…Love it:-)
Don’t let the door hit you in your rancid putrid ass, you fucker you.
@Messina2012 If DEMS stick to #Obamacare, #ImmigrationReform, #EqualPay & #ComonSenseGunControl they can CRUSH @GOP on 4Nov14. #YesWEMUST— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 11, 2014
Cantor losing will drive ALL GOP candidates hard right, making it EASIER for Dems to win in the General Election – TAKE BACK THE HOUSE IN 14— Linda (@GoldieAZ) June 11, 2014
What will make it easier for us to win is GOTV.
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daveweigel @daveweigel · 37m
What if Cantor comes in to work tomorrow and says “screw it, we’re doing immigration reform, YOLO”? #VA07
That would be Great!
It is not up to him. The Orange Crusty Boehner would not stand up and do the right thing.
The WH was waiting for GOP primary to end or POTUS will be using more of his executive powers to ease immigration problems as much as he can.
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah hey hey good-bye @GOPLeader Eric Cantor. I dont even care tht a crazier Teabagger won just as long as u lost— Sabreen60 (@QueenMerytAmon) June 11, 2014
Barack Obama right now #Cantor http://t.co/SaU4r38VA3— Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) June 11, 2014
When is Canter’s last day in office???
Shortly after January 1, 2015 when the 114th Congress is sworn in. Between now and then he can either take revenge on the #Teabaggers and perhaps salvage a bit of the GOP or he can keep being the POS he’s been his entire life.
Lesson to #dems @IsraelDCCC @SenateDems
@EricCantor spent 20 to 1 and yet lost by double digits. Money alone doesn't win elections.— (@amk4obama) June 11, 2014
Well, well. The FBI is looking into the resignation scandal in VA. Stay tuned.
As they should. Bribery, as noted in my comments and tweet yesterday, involving a Federal Program – in this case Medicaid – ain’t trivial and it’s certainly not only a State statute issue.
but either way…we still lose a seat…giving the GOP a majority in the VA Legislature…
The FBI is getting a work out with these crooked fuckers.
One down, McTurtle next…..
Karma! #Cantor plotted against @BarackObama's Presidency on Jan 20, 2008, & gets defeated on Sasha Obama's 13th B'day. Justice #VoteDem— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 11, 2014
Great tweet, zizi. Just one correction – Jan 20 2009 not 2008 :)
Well said, Zizi.
Now that is priceless.
<3 <3 <3 it!
The #GOP's redistricting power grab is eating their own. Forcing the party into right field, and into the abyss of irrelevance. #VAPOL #2014— Michael Garrett (@MichaelKGarrett) June 11, 2014
Now Hayes is back on MSNBC?
Seriously? Get the know-it-all off my TV
WTF! Oh shit! This is a good thing that Cantor lost. Follow my logic; the tea party is so bat shit insane, know sane Republican would dare vote for one of this nut cases. And when I say nut case, I mean Heath Ledger Joker insane.
Cantor's friends are FURIOUS, said he was told by consultants that he was up 20-30 points, didn't need to worry…— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 11, 2014
Who was his campaign manager, Dick Morris?
Maybe Chuck Todd?
This is sooooooooo funny……who did they hire the Rmoney’s consultants?
LISTEN #Democrats! What happened to #Cantor is funny now, but Hell NOVEMBER IS DO OR DIE for us. #VOTE cuz our life's on line #p2— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 10, 2014
Eric Cantor now has time to for some photo shoots like this! #EricCantor twitpic.com/6idvv7 via @TwitPic— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) June 11, 2014
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Michael Grunwald @MikeGrunwald · 54m
Cantor was the mastermind (in 12/08!) of the fight-Obama-on-everything strategy. And he’s getting bounced for insufficient right-wingery?
Might be premature, but:
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