Your Voice. Your Vote.





119 Responses to “Your Voice. Your Vote.”

  1. 1 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    August 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

  3. 6 amk for obama
    August 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Great tweets, meta.

    The historic first woman president vs the first misogynist racist of a fraud.

    Don’t drop the ball, america.

  4. 10 JER
    August 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm

  5. 12 amk for obama
    August 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

  6. 13 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  7. 18 amk for obama
    August 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Both must not happen.

  8. August 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    THANK YOU very much, Nerdy W!!

    We really have to stay on these Senate races which, with only a couple of exceptions, are tightening up as GOP pours more resources into their only hope.

  9. 24 arapaho415
    August 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    GM TODville.

    Good first full weekend in August to all.

    Am pretty much avoiding all the national poll hype on HRC vs. DJT — meaningless until closer to election, especially because, with the exception of #Elkhart and #NC, #Intervention #Mythbuster #Preach PBO has yet to really campaign for HRC.

    Encouraging to see posts from GGail and DonnaDem on previous thread about working for HRC — hope that some OFA/DNC support will be directed to flipping the House and Senate to Dems.

    Case in point: true-blue CA:

    This refers primarily to CD-49, seat currently occupied by the loathsome publicity hound Darrell Issa:


    • 25 arapaho415
      August 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      More on flipping CA49 to Dem; poll from early last month had Dem challenger Doug Applegate tied with Issa (for those interested in SoCal, good info in linked article):

      And more about Orange County:

      From the article:
      “A surge in Democratic voter registration has cut Republicans’ advantage in Orange County to less than 6 percentage points and has doubled the number of Democratic cities over the past year.”

      snip /

      “’Donald Trump has become our best marketing tool,’ said Henry Vandermeir, chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County. ‘He’s insulted pretty much every constituency in this county, which has helped drive Democratic registration and turnout to new highs.”

      Vandermeir’s registration efforts have gotten a boost from other quarters. In addition to the county Democratic Party, at least four left-leaning groups – including MoveOn.org – have been registering voters in Orange County. County GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker said his party has gotten virtually no outside help.

    • 26 cd4biden
      August 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Wouldn’t it be lovely, arapaho, to see OC go blue! And to get rid of the despicable Issa.

      • 27 susanne
        August 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        There are more than a few rethugs I’m hoping to see removed from the taxpayer’s payroll this year, and he’s very near the top of that list.

      • 28 arapaho415
        August 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

        GA cd4B.

        Yes, agree with Susanne, so so many who have license to waste time, do nothing for their paycheck except imply that PBO is [fill-in-the-blank] and who will go on to earn even more money as lobbyists or MSM talking heads.

        Wishful thinking on my part that MSM learns its lesson and begin to push-back on baseless accusations by their partisan guests/paid commentators.

  10. 29 cd4biden
    August 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks Nerdy for posting meta’s tweets. They are so important. If you are able, send these candidates some money, even $5 to help with their campaigns. And let family and friends who live in these states know the importance of their down ticket voting for the future of this country.

    And also. thanks Nerdy for posting the tweets about the National Journal article. BTW it is only unlocked until 8/9, Tuesday, so read it now people!

  11. 30 JER
    August 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  12. August 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Kaine said Clinton did a “great Job telling her story” at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia while others “talked about how she had helped them.”

    “I think the reason that we’re doing better in polling since last week is folks are getting reintroduced to that story in a positive light,” he said.

    “The other thing that I have the ability to do as her running mate, I can brag about Hillary in a way that she’s not going to brag about herself. We’re both Midwesterners who are a little reticent to talk about ourselves. But I love talking about other people. And I love talking about Hillary Clinton’s life of service, especially her work to empower families and children, which has been a consistent theme throughout her life,” he added.

  13. 37 JER
    August 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm

  14. 43 Nena20409
    August 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Hello TOD Community on a Sunday Hot Sunny Humid Day.
    Thank you, NW for keeping TOD informed.
    Great Voting Senate Seats, Meta. I RT’ed all.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ Winners, starting with Ladyhawke on this page and in 3 past posts.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}

  15. August 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm

  16. 45 Don
    August 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Everyday that Trump takes his scorched earth campaign on the road he shrinks the electoral map for the Republicans. Traditional Republican strong holes will start to buckle as we inch our way towards November.

  17. August 7, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • 47 Don
      August 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      What are they so angry about?

      • August 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm

        They think they’re being robbed of the “privileges” that they have taken for granted and to which they have become accustomed.

      • 49 cd4biden
        August 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

        Whatever DT tells them they should be angry about. Unable to think for themselves, it seems.

      • 50 catrst
        August 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        Toxic pedagogy as described by Alice Miller who researched the appeal of the Nazi’s to the populace of their time. I consider it free floating anger that becomes affixed to the “other” that a demagogue provides. Trump provides lots of them.

    • 51 arapaho415
      August 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Back when I used to watch Hannity & Colmes and Morning Joe, Kasich was on a lot.

      Didn’t like his ideas and how he was promoted by these shows, but he’s not completely off his rocker like #Trumpaloons are.

  18. 52 JER
    August 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

  19. 53 sherijr
    August 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Well Done Meta ! Thank you & thank you Nerdy for posting these tweets 🙂

  20. 54 Nena20409
    August 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  21. 55 JER
    August 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    • 56 Roberta in MN
      August 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      That must have some heads exploding on the other side. Good afternoon everyone. Neena said it right, hot, sunny, humid today. 🙂

    • 58 Sandy1110
      August 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      That’s way too close.

      Thanks to the MSM enablers, too many people think “both sides” are causing Washington gridlock, so if they think they’ll get a Dem in the WH, they want a GOP Congress for “check and balance”. People who pay attention know there’s no such thing going on with this pathologically obstructionist GOP.

      And some of it is probably too many people who don’t understand how the chambers of government work – or how they’re SUPPOSED to work.

    • 59 Obama Grandmama
      August 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Any one here asked this question? I always question who was asked and how many were asked for the interpretation of the results.

  22. 60 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    • 61 Sandy1110
      August 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      He just makes it up as he goes, because the MSM won’t call him out. They’re his personal soapbox and microphone.

  23. 62 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    There is no telling what Trump will do or say on election night if, as expected, Hillary Clinton defeats him. But all along we’ve known two things: Trump can’t stand losing, and he steeps himself in right-wing grievance politics. Combined, they provide him the motive and the means—the vocabulary—to violate the fragile norms governing our elections. He’s stipulating in advance that Hillary Clinton is a crook—that if she wins, it means the election was stolen. And in so doing, he’s co-opting the language and tactics influential conservatives have been using, less overtly, to undermine President Obama and liberal governance for years.

    • 63 No Child Left Behind
      August 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      And we should always remember the confirmation that “he” is endowed with small hands.

    • 64 Sandy1110
      August 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Dems need to figure out how to defuse this – get Kaine out there with his version of “malarkey” and educating the public – but it should be taken seriously.

      A friend and I talked last night about the reaction to a Trump loss. We’re in WA state, which is reliably blue thanks to the Seattle metro area, but she lives further out beyond the suburbs and is dismayed at the amount of Trump support that surrounds her, much of it due to fear of an impending ‘race war’ and their corresponding stock-up on firearms.

      The GOP playbook is evil and has no qualms about sowing social chaos. Take angry, racist, xenophobic, WELL-ARMED Trump voters who ‘want their country back’ from all those ‘others’, take their demagogue who tells them that it’s going to be taken from them, follow it up with his LEGITIMATE loss, and what do you think the mindset will be?

      The GOP is sowing the seeds for more Rosewood or Black Wall Street-type destruction of non-white, non-Christian communities. They’ll burn it all down if they can’t control it.

    • August 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Trump is once again taking a page out of Sanders handbook,,,don’t think that Trump did not notice that Sanders did not really concede the nomination to Hillary till almost the last moment…

      This from the article!!

      As in so many of the controversies he’s stirred (his call for a ban on Muslim travel into the U.S., his repeated insistence that illegal immigrants are driving a spike in violent crime), he has taken the subtext of Republican rhetoric and made it explicit. But in this case, perhaps more than in others, what he’s doing threatens to undermine public faith in democratic processes on a mass scale, with unpredictable and potentially destabilizing consequences.

  24. August 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  25. August 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Folks are out in force for Hillary….

    that includes my daughter and granddaughter who were out in my area knocking on doors for Hillary

  26. 68 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    A MUST READ ……

    A man who has made vicious rhetorical and policy attacks on women, undocumented immigrants, and Muslims, and vicious personal attacks on female reporters, a disabled reporter, a federal judge, and gold star parents, just for a start, and yet is not routinely asked why it is that people don’t like him.

    A man who lies reflexively and constantly, whose grandiose lies are described as “creativity with the truth” – or his “hostile relationship with the truth,” or variations thereof – an extraordinary sensitivity which Hillary is rarely afforded.

    A man whose stream-of-consciousness demagoguery from a podium are described as speeches, and who peppers those so-called speeches with dog-whistled and bull-horned white nationalism and bigotry, serving as conduit and amplifier of some of the ugliest urges in this nation, and yet is habitually reported to be a straight-talker; a guy whose supporters see him as someone who “tells it like it is” and “says what we’re all thinking.”

    He is not asked in every interview and every press conference why he is resoundingly disliked. He is not asked why people think he’s dishonest and untrustworthy. He is not ceaselessly subjected to round-tables about whether there is enthusiasm for his campaign, even though genuine support for the message central to his campaign is terrifying.

    No, the “blue-collar billionaire,” who made his fortune exploiting and defrauding working people, is granted the undeserved decency of not having his authenticity and integrity and humanity questioned on an hourly basis.

  27. 70 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

  28. 73 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

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  31. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    August 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    throughout this campaign, this is the argument we have heard from one candidate;

    the author has captured a lot of the crap and without mentioning the name.

    unfortunately, the people who need to hear this and understand how they are being played are the least likely to grasp this exposure or illogical justification of why “i alone” can be president;

    • 78 globalcitizenlinda
      August 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      a number of comments from respondents indicate that they do not seem to understand what the author did here

      • 79 misspat
        August 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm

        And isn’t that a shame? I caught the author’s mindset right away and I fear for the future of this country if folks that do not “get it” go to the polls and vote. We all know whom they are voting for.

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  34. August 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    love it

  35. 84 desertflower
    August 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    BAM!BAM!BAM! We’ll work to make sure that happens, Jeff!


    FLAKE: In 1996 Bill Clinton won in Arizona, so yes, it is possible. You know, the Hispanic population here is about 33 percent. The voting population among Hispanics isn’t as large, but it is growing. And the poll also showed that there is an increased urgency among Hispanics to vote. And if they do, then it will be a changed ballgame here.

    We in Arizona realize that we have to have meaningful immigration reform. You can’t just throw platitudes out about a wall or about Mexico paying for it and be taken seriously here. So I think that yes, he does have to change his positions and be a more serious candidate.

  36. August 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  37. 88 99ts
    August 7, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Speaking of how men see powerful women

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  40. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    August 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  41. 103 Claire
    August 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    All Democratic candidates need to run ads featuring trump using his own words exactly like Hillary is doing, then with a voice over say that their GOP opponent either endorses trump (thereby making a statement about their opponent’s judgment) or that their opponent vows to work with him to make his dark vision for America a reality.

    Connecting their opponents to him directly without attacking their opponents, will not offend republicans, but will make the GOP candidates either step up and denounce trump or stand by him. In which case, Trump may attack them himself in some cases.

  42. 105 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  43. 106 JER
    August 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  44. 107 desertflower
    August 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Imagine this man playing at YOUR birthday party? 🙂 For President Obama…

    • August 7, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      As James Corden said to FLOTUS when they were Carpool Karaoke, Stevie Wonder is the best. I understand why FLOTUS loves his music cause there is no one like Stevie.

  45. 109 desertflower
    August 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  46. 110 Ladyhawke
    August 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    • 111 99ts
      August 7, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Trying really really really hard to criticise Hillary – while praising Trump if he manages to open mouth & leave foot outside it.

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  51. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    August 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    purging of political enemies in Turkey continues

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