84 Responses to “‘Affordable Care Act: Hope Delivered for USW Families’”

  1. 1 ourmanflint
    September 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm


  2. 4 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Awww look at that precious little one!

  3. 10 ourmanflint
    September 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Wow what a touching story of what the Affordable care act will mean for many americans

  4. 12 vcprezofan2
    September 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I see it’s gonna be another one of those ‘Wait up!’ days, CC. (Good) 🙄 Thank you……I think. 😉 😉

    For media team sharing-

  5. 13 auntsis522
    September 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Good Afternoon, Os: I am getting ready to see President Clinton. I am not really excited about this event. The main reason is that I don’t trust him. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn’t muck it up. The other part is purely generational. I never got the excitement about him. Those women who say ‘he makes you feel like he is talking you only’ – were just wishing he would jump on the ‘naughty mat’ with him. LOL

    Chips, if I take pictures I will send. I will report later but it will be pretty late. Gotta catch up on today’s readings before heading out. Have a good day!!

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      September 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Have a good day yourself. Give old Bill the benefit of the doubt going in – ‘he done good’ last week – and cross your toes that he has the experience to know that between now and November he has to use his diplomacy as well as his oratory.

  6. 15 vcprezofan2
    September 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    BTW – Did I even say ‘Good Afternoon, Chips & TODville’? Sorry…

    Starting over .. “Hellooooo you all! It’s great to be with you this sunny, yet cool afternoon! Hope you are taking care of yourselves as we roll towards THE DAY.” 😆 😆 😆

  7. 18 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Direct tweet from the President today:

  8. 21 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm


    OMG, that has to be one of the most effective ads I have ever seen on the Affordable Care Act. Brilliantly produced and extremely informative. It gets the job done perfectly in less than 5 minutes. I certainly hope this ad gets the widespread attention it deserves. Anyone watching this and hearing Mitt Romney say that if he were elected on day one he would repeal Obamacare should be horrified. The man is morally bankrupt. All Americans (including the folks who hate President Obama) deserve quality and affordable health care. And thanks to President Obama that is now a reality.

  9. 25 vcprezofan2
    September 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    That is one powerful video! What a contrast with that Republican ‘ACTRESS’ talking about breaking up with PBO. There you have a stark difference – one campaign needs actors while the other can show real lives that are (not) being impacted! Seems such an obvious choice to me.

  10. 28 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    • 29 donna dem 4 obama
      September 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Gallup has fallen and bumped their head. I’m sure they will “correct” themselves in short order. 😯

      I’ll take it while we have it if for no other reason because its got Romney and his ilk shaking in their boots.

  11. 30 FoxfireTX
    September 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I always find this anniversary wrenching, and devote the morning to remembering. But then I need something more lighthearted to lift the sadness, and found the perfect thing!

    PBO’s team is so on its game! Love this article about setting expectations for the debates, and how Romney has already lost.

    “And in a particular stroke of expectations-setting success by Chicago,The New York Times reported that aides are concerned about Obama’s tendency to “procrastinate.”

    If the trend continues, Romney may need to do handstands on stage to make in impression, while the president will win simply by keeping his shirt on.”


    The last line is too funny. Once again Team Obama makes the Romney campaign look like utter amateurs who are not ready for prime time.

    • 31 theo67
      September 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Reading the comments on that one makes me wonder how delusional those Romney supporters have to be to think that President Obama is afraid of his record over these past four years, while their candidate never mentions his time as governor or the taxpayer bailout that actually saved the Olympics. One simply has to shake one’s head.

      • 32 jackiegrumbacher
        September 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

        Theo, the comments were unreal. One guy said he’s never seen the president without a teleprompter. Where has he kept his head the last four years—oh never mind.

        • 33 theo67
          September 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

          The whole teleprompter nothingness is the stupidest thing a person can actually say out loud. It’s like complaining about a clock, demanding that people tell time by using the sun. Or not wanting to turn on a light bulb, for fear that it’s somehow the devil’s work. Or saying that we shouldn’t have telephones, because if a person can’t hear you when you shout at him, then you shouldn’t be trying to speak to him (regardless of whether that person ins on the other side of the world or not). To rail against technological advances, and praise someone for speaking without a teleprompter – even when they’re actually uttering words written by someone else – it’s just plain stupid.

          President Obama is an Emmy-award winning, best selling author. He wrote most of the most critically acclaimed speeches in his life – including the first speech that the national audience first heard from him. He’s the President. To whine about teleprompters is just stupid. There’s no other word for it.

  12. 34 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  13. 36 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  14. 44 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  15. September 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  16. 47 Obama Grandmama
    September 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Wow, just Wow! I love that ad as well as the speech at the Dem Convention with the little girl’s mom speaking about lifetime caps.

    • 48 HZ
      September 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Good morning/afternoon to Chips and all TODers. Be joyful, grateful, peaceful, and give as much encouraging words and actions to others as they come into your space.

      I am grateful for Chips.(((((((((((((( Thank you for all that you put into this space, Chips.)))))))))))))HZ

  17. 49 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm




    “Brass” — Braley for Congress

  18. 51 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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  20. 54 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm


    Mitt Romney Takes the Bait on Health Care

    BY Deaniac83


    Why did Mitt Romney do it? Why did he just get himself dragged into exactly where the Obama team wanted him on health care? There are a million reasons, but none more prominent than the Democrats’ well-done convention last week. Democrats at the convention took pride in our president’s accomplishment, ensuring that once and for all, affordable health care became a right rather than a privilege for those who can afford it. Democrats at the convention took pride in the sacrifices they made to ensure that families would no longer have to live one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. President Obama took pride in doing what was needed to be done, damn the political consequences.

    Democrats at the convention broke with the conventional wisdom that President Obama and Democrats will dare not run on health care reform, the President’s crowning achievement. They turned the table. They challenged the Republican agenda of returning us to the days when children born with a medical condition could not get coverage, when the cancer treatment for a little girl had to be cut short because her insurance plan reached her lifetime cap, when seniors had to choose between buying their medicine and buying groceries.




    While the Republican Party was obstructing, delaying filibustering, sabotaging, and taking hostages, President Obama and the Democrats were trying to govern and improve the lives of the American people. Fast forward to the election and PBO and the Democrats have a positive story to tell in spite of GOP obstruction. The record of accomplishments is enormous. And what does the Republican Party have to offer the American people = nada, bupkis, zilch, nothing, zero, a blank.

  21. 57 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  22. 58 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm


    Say It Ain’t So: Fox News Sick of Romney (VIDEO)

    By Shannon Barber


    The unthinkable has happened: the right wing propaganda machine posing as a legitimate news outlet known as Fox News seems to have grown tired of Mitt Romney’s crap. In an interview with Romney’s policy director Lanhee Chen, Fox’s Gregg Jarret appears to be frustrated as the Romney representative once again refuses to give details on the candidate’s proposed tax plan. The campaign has consistently been vague on the question, and it continues in this interview.

    Here is some of the transcript of the interview:



    • 59 theo67
      September 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      As Malcolm X said, “If you’ll stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything”. They are realizing that substance DOES matter. Whomever wins in November will actually have to govern. And when there are no policies on the table from Romney, then even the fools are forced to admit that there’s only one man ready to govern. And despite their reluctance to admit reality into their formulations, they know that they are safer, more prosperous, more hopeful and more free under President Obama. For sure, the GOP are the party of no ideas.

  23. September 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    MIAMI — Former President Bill Clinton is starting a two-day Florida campaign trip for President Barack Obama with a speech at Florida International University.

    The Obama campaign says the appearance Tuesday at the Miami university will focus on economic issues. Clinton is set to make another appearance on Wednesday in Orlando.

    Florida is one of a handful of swing states considered key to deciding the election between Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama himself spent two days over the weekend campaigning in Florida. Florida has 29 electoral votes and Obama carried the state in 2008 over John McCain.

    Democrats say turnout is one of the keys to winning the Nov. 6 election. South Florida’s three heavily-populated counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach include many reliable Democratic strongholds.

  24. September 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Here we go with the- Robney getting ready to speak to thousands of National Guard Troops, blah blah blah.
    Look, while it is nice, he is Not there, on their behalf!

  25. September 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    President Barack Obama greets family members and survivors from the attack during the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, on September, 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia

    • 64 Ladyhawke
      September 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Aw, look at that little rosebud in the pretty white flowered dress perfectly centered in that photo. Adorable. She’s looking so intently at our amazing President Obama.

  26. 65 auni
    September 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Has the article in Vanity Fair about the President been discussed here already? i thought it was wonderful, makes clear what an uphill slog President Obama has faced. I don’t know how he manages to continue the pace. He does have that family, his superior intellect, and the ability to stay calm–all of which work together to keep him on track. I suspect Romney would go to pieces if he were President. Right now today, I am certain President Obama will be reelected.

  27. 68 Rita
    September 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm


    This iconic picture not only puts a human face on the tragedy, but also, reiterates to us that each person killed belonged to someone – a mother, a father, a son, daughter, wife, husband, sister, brother, child. One sunny day, their world changed forever. And the world came out to support them.

    • 69 theo67
      September 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      We can’t ever forget that there are real people who just got up to go to work and get on with their day, and they weren’t expecting to live through such an unimaginable horror. This is true of the victims and of the survivors and family members. Truly heartbreaking.

  28. 70 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • 71 nathkatun7
      September 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Yup! I am one of those consumers, amk. Thanks to Obama Care, my senior supplemental health insurance premium went down $58 a month. That’s a saving of almost 12%. This year I will have an extra $700 that would have gone to pay for health insurance. Plan to use for a vacation.

  29. 72 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  30. 73 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Victim of Recession Explains Why We’re Better Off after Four Years of Obama

    By Rusticus


    Under George W. Bush, in September 2008, the U.S. was in a financial panic: the economy was shrinking rather than growing; we were losing jobs by hundreds of thousands per month; corporate profits took a dive; household wealth declined sharply; foreclosures were escalating; investment banks were failing; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, and the groundwork was being laid for Bush’s $700 billion bailout of the financial system.

    Under Obama, in September 2012, the U.S. economy is recovering: the economy has grown for 39 straight months; we’ve added jobs for 42 straight months; the stock market has soared since the day Obama was sworn in; US manufacturing is growing; corporate profits set record highs; farm profits hit record highs even in the midst of a drought; financial firms made more profits under Obama than during eight years under Bush.
    I’m one of those millions of Americans who lost his career, his savings, his credit rating and his house in the economic collapse. I’m one of those under-employed Americans working two jobs to try to scrape by. And I can tell you, even from the vantage point of the bottom of the barrel, things look much better under Obama than under Bush.



  31. September 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  32. 75 Linda
    September 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans are pushing for votes in Congress to block the Obama administration from waiving some provisions of the nation’s landmark welfare-to-work law.

    House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said Tuesday they plan to use a special procedure to force a simple majority vote in the Senate, where most legislation requires 60 votes.

    A law called the Congressional Review Act allows lawmakers to overrule administration regulations, requiring only 51 votes in the Senate. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the waiver plan is a regulation subject to the law, but the administration disputes that.

    The administration says it will not waive work requirements, only bureaucratic barriers keeping states from putting more welfare recipients to work.


    So much hate for our President they don’t even care that Republican Governors want the waivers.

    • 76 theo67
      September 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      If even one Democrat votes with the Republicans on this, I’m going to see red. They have taken a thoroughly debunked lie and are now wasting tax dollars, once again, to pursue legislative action instead of focusing on jobs. And the irony is that their actions are actually going to prevent a 20% increase on jobs for welfare. They need to go.

  33. September 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

  34. 78 amk for obama
    September 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  35. 80 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Romney’s health-care dither

    By Eugene Robinson


    To review, Romney was for Obamacare before he was against it before he was for it again, except the keystone element that makes the rest of Obamacare work, which he developed and implemented but steadfastly opposes.

    Hold it — breaking news; this just in: After the “Meet the Press” appearance, a Romney aide clarified that Romney didn’t actually intend to guarantee that people with preexisting conditions could get insurance. Rather, he would somehow encourage the free market to provide such coverage — even though, as anyone with diabetes or kidney disease can attest, the free market does no such thing.

    My advice is that before making a serious attempt to understand what Romney might actually do, make sure your health-insurance policy covers whiplash.



  36. 81 anniebella
    September 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    What a video about the you boy. If you have an heart that would touch it.

  37. September 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Oh, the Teachers Union got offered a 16% increase in pay, they said no, they want 35%!

    Starting not to like this Teachers Union!

  38. 83 cookemom
    September 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Helllllooooo O’s a reflective but still great getting up day in TOD city. It’s good news that things are looking up for the children in the Chicago School system. It’s good news that PBO is so much the leader this country needs. It’s good news that TODsters are like the big ol’ family at a holiday meal. Lots of laughs, the occasional flare-up, but in the end a ton of fun.

    My political take today is there’s much gnashing of teeth, denial, blame gaming, and general depression on the right wing sites I often visit. They never liked him anyway and now they are trying to make the best of it, and it ain’t pretty. They’re turning on each other with the “I told you so”. The only thing that’s keeping them together is their need to see PBO out of the White House.

  39. 84 idon
    September 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Travis and his family’s story had me in tears. All I can say is “Travis, I got your back.” It is you who I will carry in my heart when I cast my vote for President Obama and all those Dems down ticket. I want you to grow up and grow old.

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