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Well Wishes


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  1. 1 carla4obama
    July 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Our President is a kind man. We did not deserve him but we now see what a true leader was.

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    July 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Gracious statements from out POTUS and VP which are overly optimistic. Doubtful if McCain can beat this even with the best of care.

  3. July 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Wishing Senator McCain long life and peace. Hoping he’ll speak up for the ACA which may already have factored into his diagnosis
    and treatment.

  4. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm

  5. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  6. 12 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm

  7. 13 GGail
    July 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Trump is unraveling. Is he about to fire Sessions?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/19/trump-blasts-ag-sessions-for-recusing-himself-from-the-russia-probe/?utm_term=.00e82b5a098f#comments

    President Trump harshly criticized his attorney general and one of his most loyal supporters, Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, indicating that he regretted the choice.

    In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump vented about the probe and said that he would not have appointed Sessions — a top campaign supporter — if he had known Sessions would step aside.

    “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump said.

    The comments are a dramatic public scolding of one of Trump’s closest supporters in Congress during his presidential campaign, and the man currently holding a top Cabinet position. They also suggest that Trump had hoped Sessions could play a role in managing a probe that he has long called a “witch hunt” and suggested is a threat to the legitimacy of his presidency.

    And here’s one of the comments: “dt is a defense attorney’s nightmare and a prosecutor’s wet dream.” LOL!

  8. 14 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Haha! Barney Frank on Lawrence’s show just suggested SNL should hire the great Atlanta character actor, Leslie Jordan, to play Jeff Sessions opposite Alec Baldwin as Trump. Leslie would be PERFECT!

  9. 15 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:01 pm

  10. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    #MAGA (#GOPFuckers)

  11. 18 Dudette
    July 19, 2017 at 11:28 pm

  12. 19 desertflower
    July 19, 2017 at 11:53 pm

  13. July 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I hope and pray Sen. McCain will be alright. I just hope he thinks about the millions of people who could lose their heath coverage, and they might have to face what he is facing without that health coverage. All he has to do is fight the battle, he does not have to worry about going broke, worrying if he could afford the treatment. My very best to McCain and his family.

  14. 22 Nena20409
    July 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

    • 23 arapaho415
      July 20, 2017 at 12:30 am

      GM Nena.

      Morbidly ironic fate steps in, in the form of brain cancer, to influence US medical insurance coverage (at the inception of ACA with Ted Kennedy’s diagnosis, and now with John McCain’s) and to influence the presidency of this country — despite PBO’s reservations about Joe Biden becoming candidate for POTUS, I’m pretty sure if Beau Biden were still with us, we’d be enjoying President Biden’s first term now.

      • 24 arapaho415
        July 20, 2017 at 12:33 am

        Meant to include these tweets from @SarahKendzior:

      • 25 Nena20409
        July 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        Hello Arapaho 🙂
        Thanks for the Tweets.

  15. 26 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

  16. 28 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

  17. 29 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:11 am

  18. 30 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:13 am

    • July 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Exactly.

      Starting with firing Sally Yates, and then all the US attorneys (to cover up his real target — Preet Bharara), and then the appointment of Sessions, 45 thought he was setting up a DOJ that would actually work *for* him, and do away with, not just the investigation in Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, but any investigation related to conflicts of interests with him, his family, and his business.

      Sessions’ recusing himself had a domino affect on 45’s “strategy”. And 45 has, a number of times, revealed his intent. He is a lawyer’s nightmare, and every time he grants an interview, he says something (or some things) that gives ammunition to all who are investigating him.

    • July 20, 2017 at 8:07 am

  19. 33 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:14 am

    John Dingell says:

  20. 35 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Good point 😒

    • July 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

      When it comes to the well-being of this country, we currently have a damned if they do, damned if they don’t presidency.

      • 37 arapaho415
        July 20, 2017 at 9:18 am

        GM Dudette and SWBG.

        Do Dems not have the leverage to make this happen (see Wikipedia article on “terms of engagement” for Archibald Cox re: Watergate special prosecutor).

        • July 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

          Good Morning, arapaho415.

          I don’t know. Just as with PBO, the GOP seems to make up the rules as they go along. What was once routine, all of a sudden doesn’t apply. They manipulate the rules to suit their agenda and seem to have a party over country philosophy.

          I think your suggestion is a good one. I would add the same about confirming the FBI director. At a minimum they should commit to assigning Mueller as Independent Counsel should 45 be able to fire him, and make sure his authority goes beyond Russia — wherever the investigation takes him. But the cynic in me has stopped assuming that there are Republicans that will step up and do what’s right rather than what they selfishly believe is good for their political careers and their pockets.

      • 39 Dudette
        July 21, 2017 at 11:08 am

        It’s basically just damned.

  21. 40 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:41 am

  22. 41 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:41 am

  23. 42 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 1:44 am

  24. 43 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 2:43 am

    LOL!

  25. 44 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 2:46 am

    • July 20, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Doesn’t this constitute one of the grounds that would/could be included in Articles of Impeachment (i.e., interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by the Department of Justice of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office of Special Prosecution Force, and Congressional Committees)?

      • July 20, 2017 at 8:34 am

        YES! Trump is threatening the officer who is investigating him. OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE.
        Mueller’s scope of investigation is broad for a reason. Trump cannot limit that scope.

      • 47 Dudette
        July 21, 2017 at 11:09 am

        They got way more than enough to impeach this man.

  26. July 20, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Seriously.

    So tired….

  27. 49 Dudette
    July 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

  28. July 20, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Of course Macron kept holding his hand. While 45’s hand was being held by Macron, they it was not on Macron’s wife.

  29. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    July 20, 2017 at 6:57 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  30. July 20, 2017 at 7:34 am

  31. July 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Such vipers

  32. July 20, 2017 at 8:05 am

    “Trump is threatening to harm millions out of pure spite. Here’s what to watch for now.”

    He can “let Obamacare fail” by:

    *** refusing to renew the so-called cost-sharing reductions – insurers would probably have to hike premiums by enormous amounts, and many might exit the markets, further destabilizing them, potentially causing many millions to have no access to coverage.

    ***what happens in late August when lawyers for the administration and the House of Representatives are due to reappear in court as part of the ongoing litigation around the CSRs. The House previously sued the Obama administration to block the payment of the subsidies, arguing that they are unconstitutional…and the current administration now has to decide whether to continue to defend the CSRs against the House lawsuit. Uncertainty around the payments has already done a good deal of damage. The American Academy of Actuaries recently noted that this uncertainty has already led insurers to price in the possibility of them disappearing as they set their premiums

    As it happens, congressional Republicans, if they chose, could put a stop to any such strategy by appropriating the money to cover the CSRs themselves, as the insurance industry has urged.

  33. July 20, 2017 at 8:06 am

  34. 63 ydavis00
    July 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I love the messages in the thread

  35. 64 Jey
    July 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

    The GOP is really like the Taliban … I don’t understand these people wishing harm on others.
    Who needs foreign enemies when unpatriotic Americans can do the job!

    Healthcare is not an entitlement … it’s basic necessity. It feels like harassment to me that people have to spend day in day out protesting and fighting and stressing over this.

    The fact that these lawmakers and PP are gleeful when even talking about repealing … makes me sick. Just how mean does one can be?

    • 67 CEB
      July 20, 2017 at 10:55 am

      PBO is a F**king badass Alpha ALL the way! Putin joined the long line of opponents who took his reasonable tone and even temper for weakness and found out they had misjudged him to their cost.. The mofo lost in every encounter between the two and PBO was able to get the most of the other G8 and G20 countries to join him in sanctions. #45 needs to take notes and stop being such a bitch baby.

    • July 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      About Putrid: Someone was telling me that Hitler was very kind to birds while killing off people by the millions. Amassing personal cash, Master over the universe, jail you and take everything you own, bump off political opponents and then lie about it all without twitching a muscle. Great role model for a starstruck and beholden ineducated baby president.
      So how far do you think the media will let Trumputin go along this trajectory?

  36. 69 ydavis00
    July 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

    • 70 misspat
      July 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      He got arrested for not taking care of his mother. She had bedsores. Yet he is able to run for mayor.

  37. July 20, 2017 at 9:04 am

    This will not end well.

    The jail where Sandra Bland died is now authorized to carry out immigration enforcement https://t.co/cE3YunXdEN

    — SPLC (@splcenter) July 20, 2017

  38. 72 ydavis00
    July 20, 2017 at 9:05 am

  39. 73 JER
    July 20, 2017 at 9:07 am

  40. July 20, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Attorney General White Citizens Council has no self-respect…so, he could dog him out everyday of the week, and it wouldn’t matter.

    Trump takes aim at a longtime ally, AG Jeff Sessions
    07/20/17 08:00 AM
    By Steve Benen

    ………………………….

    President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”

    In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

  41. July 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    The CBO comes through again.

    CBO shines a brutal light on latest Republican health care plan
    07/20/17 08:40 AM—UPDATED 07/20/17 08:52 AM
    By Steve Benen

    …………………………………

    A Republican Senate bill to repeal Obamacare would cause 17 million fewer people to have insurance within one year, premiums to jump by 25 percent, and insurers to pull out of counties across the country, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. […]

    After 2020, the CBO estimates, half of the nation’s population would live in a county where there were no insurers at all in the individual market. By 2026, 32 million fewer people would have insurance compared to Obamacare and premiums would have doubled.

  42. July 20, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Okay, so in the reports about the 2nd meeting with Putin, it was indicated that 45’s had a Japanese interpreter. So, even though *his* wife speaks 5 languages, he asserts his sexism and assumes that Japan’s first lady can only speak one language. As PBO basically said, 45 is a person know and doesn’t try to learn. He probably did not listen to the people who were prepping him…because he knows more than everyone else… except is BFF, Putin.

  43. 77 Allison
    July 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Unbelievable…

    • 78 sherijr
      July 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

      omg. That guy was very calm, I’d have been freaking out running, terrified he was going to shoot people next. What a lunatic. I am so sick of people and their guns.

    • July 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

      That is why you cannot give people guns. Humans are moody, bad-tempered and just happen to get up on the wrong side
      of the bed in the morning. Anger is why you don’t have a gun. Last year one guy shot the waitress in the café just because.

  44. July 20, 2017 at 9:18 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 7/19/17
    Trump, feeling heat, attacks Justice Department independence
    Matthew Miller, former spokesman for the Department of Justice, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s distorted view that the Justice Department, including the FBI, should be in his loyal service.

  45. July 20, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I’ll say it again..he has no self-respect. He’s not going anywhere.

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 7/19/17
    Resignation watch: Trump lashes Sessions, Justice officials
    Rachel Maddow reports on a New York Times interview of Donald Trump in which Trump expresses his dissatisfaction with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other Justice Department officials, raising the question of whether any of them will resign.

  46. July 20, 2017 at 9:19 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 7/19/17
    Schiff: Trump one-on-one with Putin is ‘risky’
    Congressman Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s apparent accidental admission that he talked about sanctions at his second meeting with Vladimir Putin, and concerns about what he may have said.

  47. July 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 7/19/17
    Former Government Ethics Director Shaub: Trump setting wrong tone
    Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics, talks with Rachel Maddow about the appropriateness of A.G. Jeff Sessions’ recusal from campaign-related investigations, and Donald Trump’s inappropriateness in addressing his myriad conflicts

  48. 84 arapaho415
    July 20, 2017 at 9:22 am

    GM TODville.

    Seems that pundits are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to unravel FUBAR’s “strategy” and meaning of his NYTimes interview.

    But FUBAR is a sub-human with (very) limited intellectual ability — his ability to understand hits a ceiling once it pertains to something other than television:

  49. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    July 20, 2017 at 9:25 am

    This thing that Republicans do where issues don’t concern them until it hits close to home really needs to be fixed.

    • July 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

      I do chuckle at these stories. They are the elite of a foreign country. I pretty much assume that they all know English.

      I KNEW the Europeans didn’t speak English to Dolt45, and I was right..LOL

  50. 89 donna dem 4 obama
    July 20, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I wish John McCain all the best and I realize that the correct thing to do at this time is to just keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers but I watched how McCain treated President Obama during his Presidency so it’s hard for me to put on blinders at this time. I’ve alway said that PBO is a far better person than I am and I wish that I could always rise above the nastiness that I witnessed towards him over the last 10 years. I pray that he uses this time to reflect on what’s best for the people in this country and not what’s best for his party. The reality is that had McConnell brought that horrible bill to floor McCain would have without hesitation voted to take health care away from millions of people. Yet, and with that said, I pray for a complete recovery for him and strength for his family during this difficult time.

    • 90 CEB
      July 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

      My thoughts exactly. He always swung back and forth between trying to live up to the maverick moniker and doing whatever it takes to win or to go along with his party. The same man who twice stood up for PBO against birther claims, selected Palin as a running mate and allowed her to do what 8 years later, Trump did at his rallies. But as you, I would not wish this deadly disease on anyone and am sending prayers for him, his family and for others who are suffering the same. My wish and fervent prayer is that others will be able to get the state-of-the-art healthcare and treatment that McCain enjoys.

      • 91 CEB
        July 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

        PS His family will not have to consider selling any of their homes to pay for his treatment as Joe and JIll, VP and SLOTUS, had to consider when Beau became ill. They, nor anyone for that matter, should have been in that position.

    • 92 cos
      July 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      THIS!!!!!!!!

  51. July 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

    How the Election Integrity Commission Is Preparing to Purge Voter Rolls
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    July 20, 2017 7:30 AM

    ……………………………………….

    Lost amid the uproar over the commission’s request was a letter sent at the same time by the Justice Department’s civil rights division. It forced 44 states to provide extensive information on how they keep their voter rolls up-to-date. It cited the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, known as the Motor-Voter law, which mandates that states help voters register through motor vehicle departments.

    The letter doesn’t ask whether states are complying with the parts of the law that expand opportunities to register. Instead it focuses on the sections related to maintaining the lists. That’s a prelude to voter purging.

    Usually the Justice Department would ask only a single state for data if it had evidence the state wasn’t complying with Motor-Voter. But a blanket request to every state covered under that law is virtually unprecedented. And unlike the commission, the Justice Department has federal statutory authority to investigate whether states are complying with the law.

    So here’s how it will go down. The commission will create a national database of voters and look for duplicates. As Gupta correctly points out, they won’t be able to tell two people with the same name and birthday apart. So every instance of the same name and birthdate will be counted as a case of fraud.

  52. July 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    John McCain has been a walking pre-existing condition from the moment he stepped off the plane from Vietnam. Let alone his FOUR PREVIOUS BOUTS WITH CANCER.
    But, he’s never had to deal with that fact of life, because:
    1. His wives were rich
    2. He would get treatment from that socialist entity known as the VA.

    That he could purse his lips to take away healthcare from others…..
    you know my feelings…

    THE.ENTIRE.LOT.OF.THEM.

  53. 95 Don
    July 20, 2017 at 9:47 am

    John McCain will receive the best medical treatment money can buy, he will be looked after by the top doctors in the county. John McCain voted against the less fortunate very damn time when it came to health care. John McCain did not give one fuck about poor people not being able to afford health insurance. John McCain selected Sarah Palin; the most vapid, stupidest person to ever run for vice president as his running mate. During the run-up to the 2008 election Sarah Palin disrespected then Senator Barack Obama in the most vile of ways. You show me who your friends are and I’ll show you what type of person you really are. A better man would say get will soon John, John is a fighter and he will beat this. I’m not that man, what you show me is what you’ll get from me.

    • July 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

      I feel every word you wrote, Don.

    • 97 99ts
      July 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

      In his campaign against PBO, John McCain promised health care for all. Funny how that changed when he lost the election.

    • 98 misspat
      July 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Sometimes I just don’t say anything. It’s best not to say what I really mean because I can come off as unfeeling and mean so thanks for saying it for me in such a nice diplomatic way.

  54. July 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

    The voters in PA have to protect these two…Gov Wolf and Sen Casey….

  55. July 20, 2017 at 9:57 am

    A video that I have meant to post:
    Comedian DL Hughley has been one of Dolt45’s fiercest critics.
    He did a video on Dolt45 supporters and broke it down about why we really shouldn’t give two shyts about reaching out to them.

    • 101 sherijr
      July 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

      I’d say he (DL) nails it pretty accurately. unfortunately.

    • July 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Love this guy, fantastic. But turns out Trump’s voters were mostly middle class voters + affluent Republicans in the primaries.
      “In the general election, like the primary, about two thirds of Trump supporters came from the better-off half of the economy.. many of the voters without college educations who supported Trump were relatively affluent…To look at it another way, among white people without college degrees who voted for Trump, nearly 60 percent were in the top half of the income distribution. In fact, one in five white Trump voters without a college degree had a household income over $100,000.”
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/05/its-time-to-bust-the-myth-most-trump-voters-were-not-working-class/?utm_term=.0831e0435d44

      • 103 CEB
        July 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        So true; I checked the stats right after election night and they gave the lie to low information, low income whites as major Trump voters. I spread the info. to everyone I knew; glad it is coming out more.

    • 104 CEB
      July 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

      This is the truth! This is why we should arm ourselves against them with protecting the right to vote, extending it, and gotv. These people are not going to change,we just need to make sure that their influence is ended.

      • July 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

        The billionaire class is running the (world) show all for their own ends at any expense to everyone else. Remember talking to a millionaire (man he was crazy nasty! btw) before the election who knew NOTHING about the issues and simply voted for the Dicktraitor to get out of paying taxes.

    • 106 Sandy1110
      July 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      D.L. got it right – excellent analogy to the bible verse.

      In the reverse way, you can extend that to their attitude about “Obamacare”…they’d rather destroy it, harming themselves in the process, than keep it in place and have “others” benefit from it as well as them.

      Sick stuff.

  56. July 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Automatic voter registration expands to its ninth state
    07/20/17 09:20 AM—UPDATED 07/20/17 09:34 AM
    By Steve Benen

    As recently as early 2015, a grant total of zero states had automatic voter registration. As of yesterday, however, AVR is now the law in nine states.

    Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill that allows qualified voters to automatically register.

    The new law would provide automatic voter registration for eligible citizens when they’re obtaining or renewing a driver’s license, unless the person chooses to opt out…. The bill passed last month in the House and Senate and had bipartisan support. Rhode Island becomes the ninth state to put in place automatic voter registration.

    Illinois appears likely to become the 10th state to adopt the policy, with the legislature already having approved AVR and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) is expected to sign it. What’s more, the issue will be on the statewide ballot in Nevada next year, and the consensus is it’s likely to pass.

  57. July 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

  58. 109 desertflower
    July 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm

  59. July 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Trump did a interview with New York Times, you know “Fake News”.


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