136 Responses to “Chat Away: The Affordable Care Act”


  1. 5 Judith Fardig
    October 24, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Congrats, AMK – you nailed it again!

  2. 6 Dakota
    October 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Good Morning TOD Family.

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of our sister GoBrooklyn. She was such a shining light and my Lord, such a fighter. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family…she will be sorely missed. May she Rest in Blessed Peace.

  3. 13 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    After keeping the senate 50/50 for a long time, sam wang today updated to 51D.

    http://election.princeton.edu/todays-senate-seat-count-histogram/

  4. 14 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  5. 17 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm

  6. October 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    But no sitting on our laurels. Let’s go VOTE.

  7. 19 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    This guy is good tracking this stuff.

  8. 20 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  9. 22 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

  10. 23 57andfemale
    October 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of our dear GoBrooklyn. One of the joys of the internet is meeting people and cultivating what are deep friendships with people you would not otherwise meet. Such was the case with the brilliant and brave GoBrooklyn.

    And that is how I feel about all of you. I want to take this moment to thank you all, and to celebrate what all of you have given me. In memory of dear GoBrooklyn.

    • 24 jackiegrumbacher
      October 24, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Well said, 57. GoBrooklyn has left a big hole in our TOD family. May the memory of her remain in all of our hearts.

    • 25 susanne
      October 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Amen, 57. I can only dip in and out of TOD of late, so had missed the sad news of GoBrooklyn’s passing. What a brave and beautiful person! Her spirit is still alive here, and among those who knew her IRL.

  11. October 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Keep that early vote coming!

  12. 27 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm


    SOON: Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Rally in Manchester, NH – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  13. 30 Allison
    October 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  14. 35 hopefruit2
    October 24, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD.

    Would like to take a moment to remember our fellow TODer, Gobrooklyn who has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. May she rest in peace. I echo Dakota and 57andfemale’s kind and healing words of condolences and warmest memories of Gobrooklyn. She will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.

    • October 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      It’s such sad sorrowful news, knowing how hard she fought for so long, keeping her head high, moving forward each day. I am glad she is no longer suffering but she is missed. May her heart and soul be at rest.

      • October 24, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        Such sorrowful news. Go Brooklyn fought so hard. I hope a cure is found soon for this dreadful disease. RIP Go Brooklyn, my friend.

        • 38 No Child Left Behind
          October 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

          GoBrooklyn was the first one to express good wishes when I announced that I, too, was diagnosed and had a bone marrow transplant. She never failed to ask me how I was doing, while she was fighting her own illness. Hers is a voice that will be truly missed for it always carried kindness, compassion and empathy.

          A cure of this disease in all its ugly and painful forms is what the world needs. And I will think of GoBrooklyn more often now.

          • October 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

            Go Brooklyn had a kind spirit and often times she was comical even though she was fighting a hard battle. This breaks my heart. It’s so sad. A cure for this mean & cruel disease is needed now!

  15. 40 joybarbados
    October 24, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of GoBrooklyn’s passing. A fighter she was. May she rest in eternal peace. My condolences to her family.

  16. 41 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

  17. 42 sherijr
    October 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I, too am so sorry to see this news of GoBrooklyn’s passing. Very sad for her and her loved ones. thank you all for letting us know. (((((GoBrooklyn)))) (((((TOD)))))

  18. 43 Bill R.
    October 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I can’t say it enough. Thank you, NW, for keeping this community alive and together. And thank you for all the marvelous tweets that I retweet daily.

  19. 44 PrayerWarriorforObama
    October 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I am saddened by the news of GoBrooklyn passing. I too enjoyed her virtual presence on TOD. May her eternal rest be peaceful, and her family granted strength to cope with her absence from their lives.

  20. October 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Hee hee

  21. 47 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

  22. 51 criquet
    October 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Just found out about GoBrooklyn and wish to add my condolences to those so eloquently expressed by others.
    I remember her sober, balanced and positive voice that was always so welcomed.
    Rest in peace fellow TODer.

  23. October 24, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    This team is ON FIRE! Another great ad:

  24. 54 Wilson Michael
    October 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Sorry to hear about GoBrooklyn, RIP. Condolences to her family and TOD members.

  25. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    October 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  26. October 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Paging Jan Brewer…….

  27. 61 Nena20409
    October 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    RIP GoBrooklyn. You will forvever be missed. A true kindred spirit.
    My condolences to GB’s Family & Friends.

  28. 66 Nena20409
    October 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Congrats, Amk on your Furst Gold ⭐
    Thank you, NW. 🍸
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  29. 67 Nena20409
    October 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

  30. October 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    It is so saddening to hear about GoBrooklyn’s passing. She was such a vibrant Sister hear it TOD. May She Rest Gently in Peace 🕯

  31. 69 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

  32. 70 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 2:20 pm

  33. October 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I put amk ballet pic in this tweet.

  34. 72 Nena20409
    October 24, 2016 at 2:32 pm

  35. 73 amk for obama
    October 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    via bj,

    First Lady Hosts Diwali at White House.

    https://indianamericancommunitynews.com/2016/06/05/first-lady-hosts-diwali-at-white-house/

    gunnite toddys.

    • 74 Gazelle
      October 24, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      I hadn’t seen this before, AMK! Thanks for sharing! And from the article:

      Noting that Diwali has been celebrated every year at the White House since President Obama came to office, she said, “there’s a reason why we’ve done that. When we say that we want to make the White House the ‘people’s house’, we mean all people. We mean that we want to honor and embrace all of the many cultures and faith traditions that make us who we are as Americans. And Diwali is very much one of those traditions”.

  36. 75 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  37. 76 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  38. 78 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  39. 79 Nena20409
    October 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  40. 80 GGail
    October 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Unless you closely know someone who has had stage 4 cancer of any type, and it metastases, you have no idea how brave and how hard GoBrooklyn fought to live and beat cancer.

    I’m at work, but, I’ve mentally gotten down on my knees to thank God for her courageous fight and thankful that she is no longer in pain and misery. Again, if you have no knowledge, you have no idea how much pain she was going through and yet, she always had an upbeat comment or attitude online or on twitter.

    Our angel has gotten her wings and has flown away. Rest in peace sweetie ❤

    • October 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      My mother fought through stage 4 cancer from 2012 til November 6, 2015 when she died. I count it as a blessing to have been there with her until she passed. So yeah, I know.

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      October 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Beautifully said, GGail. Love the last line.

    • 84 mtmarilyn
      October 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you for your words, Gail. I too have been thru this with family and friends. I also was so inspired by GoBrooklyn’s bravery and spirit. She was always upbeat and positive even and she explaned what she was going thru. I will miss her tweets and posts. I too am so thankful for me health.

      Sending everyone strength and love. So thankful for all in this community. Sending special love to our Chips!!!!

    • 86 0388jojothecat
      October 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      {{{{GGail}}}}

    • 87 desertflower
      October 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Perfectly said. {{{GoBrooklyn}}} Great warrior and dear one to all of us that were so honored to cross her path. You are loved and missed.

    • October 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      She was such a fighter, I felt that she must have just said, “Enough is enough” and laid down her arms to be in the arms of the Lord.

  41. October 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Hmmmmmm………oh, my!!

  42. 90 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm


    NOW: VP Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Toledo, Ohio – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  43. 91 GGail
    October 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Someone on the previous thread wanted to know who “Doug” was that PBO referred to…

    “I think somebody called Darrell Issa ― was this you, Doug, who said Darrell Issa was Trump before Trump?” Obama said, referring to Issa’s challenger retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate. “And now he’s sending out brochures touting his cooperation with me. Now, that is shameless.”

    In fact, in the HuffPost story last week that touched on the mailer, Applegate’s campaign spokesman, Robert Dempsey, had compared Issa to Trump.

    “Issa was Trump before Donald Trump,” Dempsey told HuffPost last month in Oceanside.

    Issa hit back on the president Monday, faulting Obama for the death of Americans abroad and at home.

    “I’ve worked with the administration on good legislation where it was possible, and called out wrongdoing wherever I saw it, and will continue to do so,” Issa said in a statement.

    Applegate’s long-shot bid against Issa caught the Democratic Party’s attention when he came within 5.3 percentage points of Issa in California’s free-for-all primary. The race rating was changed to “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report ― a nonpartisan newsletter tracking elections ― earlier this month, a sign that Issa’s re-election is in doubt. If Democrats do manage to take back the House or make a significant dent in Republicans’ majority, it will happen because of races like Issa’s.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-darrell-issa_us_580e2324e4b000d0b1578c14

    • October 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      I said on the last thread that the punctuation was wrong or missing.

    • 93 Obama Grandmama
      October 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Hi, I asked the question about Doug. I was not understanding the context of the post thinking PBO got mixed up and called Darrell Doug instead. Thanks for explaining this to me.

    • 94 Obama Grandmama
      October 24, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      I just posted an answer to this post and do not see it anywhere so will try again. I asked why PBO said the name Doug instead of Darrell in the post, but mentioned I read further down that he used both names as if they were separate people. I mentioned I looked up Issa on Wikipedia and found his middle name was Edward. I admitted confusion. Thank you for explaining it to me.

  44. October 24, 2016 at 3:23 pm

  45. 97 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  46. 98 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2016 at 3:49 pm

  47. 100 Allison
    October 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm

  48. 101 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    • 103 0388jojothecat
      October 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      POTUS is so right about FLOTUS! LOL! She was hoping that she could do only a few campaign appearances to rally the Obama Troops but DT is so toxic to any caring, feeling, human being that you would have to be crazy not to want to stop him and the GOP who props him up as a legit candidate.

      • 104 FoxfireTX
        October 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm

        It’s easy to forget that FLOTUS worked for many years like the rest of us. I’d be willing to bet she put up with her share of harrassment. Don’t know the stats, but my guess is that somewhere around 90+ percent of women who have worked have been harassed at some point. The way this tweet was worded made me laugh!

  49. October 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Well I come here and I read that the early voting going really well for Clinton..
    Then I go to Michael McDonald on elect project in Twitter…
    He says dems are way underperforming in Midwest?? (Ohio especially from 2012 numbers)

    What’s going on?

    Can you break it down for me id like to know so I can tell my sister and mother who are Clinton supporters? Thanks 👊

    • 106 globalcitizenlinda
      October 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Ohio is tight & will remain so until election day. So if you know any voters who favor HRC & Dems, the contact them & request them to vote. We are working hard to GOTV

    • 108 FoxfireTX
      October 24, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      It’s impossible to compare OH I think. If I remember correctly, I read somewhere that OH cut one week of early voting. So the numbers will be substantially different from 2012 at the same time. Likewise in NC, they have cut the number of early voting places substantially, which of course has changed the numbers. In one county, they went from 21 polling places in 2012 to ONE currently.

  50. 109 Ladyhawke
    October 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    JOSH MARSHALL – We’re in the Universal Derp Implosion

  51. 110 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  52. 111 JER
    October 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    LIVE NOW: Sen. Tim Kaine Holds Campaign Rally in West Palm Beach, Fla. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

  53. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    October 24, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  54. October 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  55. 117 donna dem 4 obama
    October 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  56. 118 donna dem 4 obama
    October 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  57. October 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Randy Rainbow does it again! The Last Debate.

  58. 130 donna dem 4 obama
    October 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

  59. October 24, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I was wondering if it would be possible to do a memorial thread for GoBrooklyn.

  60. 133 donna dem 4 obama
    October 24, 2016 at 5:33 pm

  61. October 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Fabulous President who listens and acts, adorable kids:


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