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ObamaCare: Going Strong


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  1. 3 Judith Fardig
    June 4, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Obamacare has saved countless lives. We will never surrender to sabotage. VOTE THEM OUT in 2018!

  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    June 4, 2018 at 11:40 am

  3. 5 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Good for them!

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      June 4, 2018 at 11:45 am

      They are role models! And they very much remind me of the young protesters back in the ’60s when I was around the same age … but in my generation, it was usually college students out marching. Now, it’s our high school students. Bravo and Brava to them!

      • 7 desertflower
        June 4, 2018 at 11:59 am

        So proud of them! They moved to action, and not just words. They are American heroes as far as I’m concerned

      • 8 CEB
        June 4, 2018 at 4:47 pm

        High schoolers marched as well for various causes. I was part of an environmental/conservation group that included ZPG (zero population growth) and other organizations that was made up of college and high school students in the early 70’s. We did clean ups, teach-ins and marches. Our advisors were mostly young teachers and professors who looked like hippies and we barely older than we were.

    • 10 rikyrah
      June 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Someone wrote on another blog that this reminds them of Mississippi Freedom Summer.

      You know their organization is what’s enabling them to do this.
      They know that it’s summer – school is out- so, no school shootings, and legislators are usually out. So, what are they doing?
      Voter registration, and now, going on the road. This guarantees, that wherever they land, they will get local press, which will keep their issue, in the news.
      Whomever is advising them is on point. Keeping these kids engaged and busy. Not allowing grass to grow underneath their movement.

      • 11 CEB
        June 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        Freedom riders for another generation. May God protect and guide them.

      • 12 Betsy
        June 5, 2018 at 12:30 am

        That’s exactly what I thought of and I pray that they have a better reception than what happened to the Freedom Riders.

    • 13 Jey
      June 4, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      This is fantastic news. I wish them much success.

      • 14 CEB
        June 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

        Much better than occupying (trashing the streets) and drumming. These young people know that a political solution is needed and the first step is getting registered to vote and exercising that right.

  4. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    June 4, 2018 at 11:43 am

    This is what a welcome and a parade looked like, back in the ’60s, for my generation. Glad I got to see our revered President Obama follow this same path, while carving out his own legend as a global figure!

  5. 18 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    ****** THIS*******

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      June 4, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      And THIS!

  6. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    June 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Not a good look for Democrats in 2018: the unapologetic Bill Clinton on TV, responding to Craig Melvin’s questions about Monica Lewinsky, 20 years later. One of the other commentators on MSNBC said about one of Bill’s statements, “That’s what a narcissist sounds like.”

    Let’s concentrate on getting trump out of office, people!

    • 21 rikyrah
      June 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      They tried blaming Barack Obama, and we came with our truckloads of receipts, telling them to GTFOH

      They somehow, COMPLETELY SKIP OVER THE SHRUB YEARS.., which was TWO TERMS
      And now, want to go all the way back to Clinton?

      PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE.

      • 22 Don
        June 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm

        Yep, all the receipts, even the one in which Clinton told the late Edward Kennedy that someone like Obama would be serving them coffee back in the day. And after that we “still” rode with the Clintons.

    • 23 cos
      June 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Exactly Jacqueline. I turned away from that gotcha mess. There are to many important things to talk about. Why was Melvin interviewing Bill anyway?

      • 24 jacquelineoboomer
        June 4, 2018 at 6:26 pm

        Hi, COS! Didn’t watch all of it, but I think Bill co-wrote a book, and Melvin brought the conversation to Clinton’s impeachment, etc. Ugh.

    • June 4, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Bill Clinton needs to go the eff away. JUST GO!

      • 26 Don
        June 4, 2018 at 2:07 pm

        Sadly meta, you are correct, knowing when to leave is a good instinct to have.

      • 27 Sandy1110
        June 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm

        Too true.

        Isn’t it funny how there’s always a Bill or Bernie to give the media an excuse to talk about the “difficulties” Dems are having, while they absolutely will not report the straight-up CRIMINALITY of the GOP?

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        June 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm

        Yes, please. To think I used to “defend him” back in the ’90s. Ugh.

  7. 31 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I’m thinking this too…

  8. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    June 4, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      June 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      • 34 Don
        June 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm

        Call me crazy but I like my Presidents to not need the services of a lawyer. And if he or she does need a lawyer I don’t want him or her to need a criminal defense lawyer. I remember early in the Obama Administration he named his lawyer, I and thought to myself, why does he need a lawyer. But then I learned that it was normal. And I’m willing to bet you that you can’t name a lawyer that worked for the last five Presidents.

  9. 36 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Big news out of the East Wing today. Hope your wig glue is extra strength, cuz this is going to blow your hair back. Melania Trump, First Lady of the People’s Republic of the United States, is back from never leaving. The White House announced today that she would appear at a ceremony this evening at 5:30 p.m. …

    … Mrs. Trump, wife of the man who insists on being president, hasn’t been seen in public in almost a month, and although she was portrayed by Donna Murphy at select performances, people were getting worried. Mrs. Trump (or the malevolent bot that writes her tweets) did not take too kindly to the concern that she was, I don’t know, trapped in a closet or that she boarded a submarine like Channing Tatum at the end of Hail, Caesar! and would never be seen or heard from again. …

    https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a21068295/melania-trump-is-back-from-definitely-not-being-missing/

  10. 37 Anjo
    June 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Hi All, I am back after 3 weeks of rest in Canada, didn’t even turn on a computer, missed you all, hope everyone is great, now for catching up

    • 38 Don
      June 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      I’m jealous, I hope you had a great time. You haven’t missed anything, just the usual insanity.

  11. 39 Nena20409
    June 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats, Don on your Gold ⭐
    Thank you, Lady Nerdy Wonka.
    ❤ TODbots.
    ❤ Chips.

  12. June 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    DOC-R1:
    Putin’s perhaps closest and wealthiest fellow-kleptocrat YAKUNIN travels around Europe promoting DOC-RI while under US sanctions.
    DOC-RI is designed “to become the headquarters of a worldwide network of Russian think tanks,” with Yakunin to “make the Russian view of the world popular.” DOC-R1 is an “instrument of Moscow’s hybrid warfare” against the West.
    “Yakunin often pushes a notion of a “multipolar world,” which is “a Russian politically correct euphemism for anti-Americanism.”
    Expert on corruption in Russia and head of the Underminers project Zaslavsky— wrote that DOC-RI is “widely regarded as the Kremlin’s main propaganda ‘factory’ in the West.” Some academics here are signed on to Yakunin’s projects. So I think if you dig down you will find the University and Education meddling, long, longtime Oil buddies of Putin…yes the KOCH brothers.
    https://thinkprogress.org/why-are-these-american-academics-helping-a-sanctioned-rus

  13. June 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Meanwhile the erstwhile hero Johnny Depp is providing a kiss on the check and a photo for girls in Russia for $1,000 apiece.

  14. June 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    TODers, PLEASE share with anyone you may know in CD-48: Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach.

  15. 46 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm

  16. 49 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm

  17. 50 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

  18. 51 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm

  19. 52 rikyrah
    June 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    This is the part where the press needs to get every single congressional Republican—every last one—on the record about whether they believe the President can pardon himself (he can’t) and what, precisely, they will do if he attempts it. https://t.co/IAu90j9LDt

    — Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) June 4, 2018

    • June 4, 2018 at 4:40 pm

  20. June 4, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Way, way worse than Watergate ….

  21. June 4, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    THIS x 1000000000000000000000000000

    • 57 Don
      June 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Back in the day Bill Clinton could see a punch coming from a thousand miles away and move out of the way with ease. When a boxer can’t see the punch coming, or if they can see it coming and aren’t able to get out of the way, then its time for that boxer to hang up the gloves. Bill Clinton was a good politician in his day, someone close to him needs to tell him that he needs to get out of the ring, and for good.

      • June 4, 2018 at 5:28 pm

        What BC did or did not do in those days causes a whole lot of overheated discussion that takes us away from the urgent matters of the day. I don’t know about boxing or punches or gloves but he clearly doesn’t understand when pursuing the limelight has diminished returns. His time has PASSED.

        I’ve never ever understood the purported charm of Bill Clinton. I never ever liked or admired him, always felt like I was being hustled on some level. Knowing the sum total of it, he creeps me out because of his incessant need to be the center of attention. He doesn’t have the humility nor the wisdom of PBO. I feel like right now going forward, he just needs to STFU and just go away.

  22. 62 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Clapping

  23. June 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

  24. 65 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 6:08 pm

  25. June 4, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    RIP, Dwight Clark.

  26. 69 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    He disrespects the Constitution he swore to uphold. Fraud and conman

    • 70 desertflower
      June 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      PS…they CHOOSE not to come, Asshole. There’s a difference

    • 71 Don
      June 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Yep, hotdogs, parades and marching bands. And a president that will try to burn American to the ground in hopes of trying to save it.

  27. 72 Don
    June 4, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    I’m in the process of binge watching “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” I know how both shows end, but I’m more into the personal drama and how it drove each character. I’m always wishing that each character would have chosen a different path, but they didn’t. I guess we all have the power to choose a different path than we are currently on, but do we really want to.

    • June 4, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      I’m kind of in the middle of deciding to rewatch The Wire and Six Feet Under. LOLz.

      BTW, if you haven’t watched The Americans, FIX THAT RIGHT NOW.

  28. 75 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Sucks to be them

  29. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    June 4, 2018 at 7:37 pm

  30. 78 Don
    June 4, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    639 out of 12,543 pages and 148 out of 291,770 items were considered privileged. Any mathematicians out there that can calculate the percentages of what is privileged and what isn’t? WOW, Cohen is screwed like to the millionth power, if this guy died right now and came back to life in about a million years he would still be screwed.

  31. 82 Nerdy Wonka
    June 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

  32. 83 desertflower
    June 4, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    THIS is the man that deserves the Nobel Peace Prize!

  33. 84 Nena20409
    June 4, 2018 at 8:38 pm

  34. 89 No Child Left Behind
    June 4, 2018 at 8:39 pm

  35. 92 No Child Left Behind
    June 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Funny because mine, too!

    • 93 Don
      June 4, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Poor Eric, I wonder if he knows that his father prefers Don Jr? Hang in there kiddo.

    • 94 Sandy1110
      June 5, 2018 at 1:34 am

      Good. He had no business running.

      But he succumbed to his Obama Derangement Syndrome after that WHCD.

  36. June 4, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Says Steve Schmidt

  37. June 4, 2018 at 8:50 pm

  38. June 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

  39. 98 No Child Left Behind
    June 4, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Where can I purchase tickets for this show?

  40. June 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    OUCHIE

    • June 4, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    • 102 Don
      June 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Yep, the White House is getting called out on twitter.

  41. 103 No Child Left Behind
    June 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

  42. 104 No Child Left Behind
    June 4, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Dotard is off his med.

    • June 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      No idiot Trump colluding with a foreign government to interfere in our election is a disrespect to our country.

    • June 4, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      Said the phoniest most disrespectful U.S. President who works from 11am until 3:30pm for his own pocket and a foreign country.
      Who is he kidding. What remorse? What respect? Let’s see the children locked up in that Walmarts + all the others.

  43. 107 Gazelle
    June 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Just asking for my friend. 😎 Are these so-called iQ45 base a figment of his & MSM imagination & propaganda? Propaganda spread by his GOP cohorts in fear of treason for being complicit? Thus the need for these paid for rallies, to keep the myth alive? Lawd, I miss investigative journalism. Just asking …

  44. 108 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 11:23 pm

  45. 110 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 11:24 pm

  46. 111 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    • June 5, 2018 at 2:00 am

      Don’t you think the ‘debate’ distraction about standing, leaning, lying, down or propped up during the playing of the National Anthem is a giant red herring – because it has No standing in the law. The West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943) ruling applies not only to the flag, but to the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. Even trying to prohibit burning the flag conflicts with the First Amendment! It is actually Trump who may have violated federal law – by urging NFL owners not to hire Kaepernick.
      He knows nothing and cares nothing for the law. but let’s just move on and get the effer out.

    • June 5, 2018 at 10:01 am

  47. 114 JER
    June 4, 2018 at 11:31 pm

  48. 115 Gazelle
    June 5, 2018 at 12:04 am

    BrWi, just reminded me that I now have well over 501 days of iQ45-PTSD. I say “well over” cos BrWi didn’t include that horror towards iQ45 nomination. Include all those days, am yelling now: ENOUGH (+MoFo)! 👊✊

  49. June 5, 2018 at 12:11 am

  50. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2018 at 12:14 am

  51. June 5, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Great thread:

  52. June 5, 2018 at 2:08 am

    HFS!

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  55. 124 Dudette
    June 5, 2018 at 8:59 am

  56. 125 Dudette
    June 5, 2018 at 9:01 am

  57. 126 Dudette
    June 5, 2018 at 9:01 am

  58. 127 Dudette
    June 5, 2018 at 9:03 am

  59. June 5, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Good morning, TODville. We are voting today in California.

  60. 129 rikyrah
    June 5, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Isn’t this him to the core?

    Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Isn’t Carrying His Candidates Through The Midterms
    By Cameron Joseph | June 5, 2018 6:00 am

    Sen.Sanders strode to the stage to raucous applause in pivotal Orange County on Saturday, just days ahead of California’s crucial primaries — and lit into Big Mickey Mouse while ignoring the looming elections.

    “If a corporation like Disney has enough money to pay its CEO over $400 million in a four year period, it damn well has enough money to pay its workers at least fifteen bucks,” thundered the once and likely future presidential candidate, using his significant soapbox to tear into the Walt Disney Company on worker compensation to the delight of the thousands of union members gathered at a megachurch a short jaunt from Disneyland.

    But he failed to mention even once the state’s impending primary elections, in which many of the assembled unions are working hard to ensure Democrats get on the general election ballot — and whose outcomes will play an outsized role in Democrats’ fight to win the House and stop President Trump’s agenda.

    He failed to mention them, because HE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE 2018 ELECTIONS.

    In fact, he wants the Democrats to do poorly in the 2018 elections.

    FYI Bernie – California already has in place the raising of the minimum wage to $15. They’ve already taken care of that business.

  61. 131 Betsy
    June 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Good Morning all. I’m off to vote in CA primary. Have a great day.

  62. 133 rikyrah
    June 5, 2018 at 10:12 am

    ICYMI:

    The prosecutors will get access to over 99% of the seized material from Cohen.
    OVER 99%!

    LMAO

    Between this and Paulie’s witness tampering….
    buckle up, folks. Shyt’s about to get REALLY REAL.

    Cohen’s time is up June 15th, and Paulie…he’s on borrowed time..LOL

  63. 134 rikyrah
    June 5, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Arkansas Pulls The Trigger On Nation’s First-Ever Medicaid Work Requirement
    By Alice Ollstein | June 5, 2018 6:00 am

    This week, Arkansas becomes the first state in the nation, and in the nation’s history, to require its non-disabled adult Medicaid expansion population to work or volunteer 80 hours a month to maintain their health care benefits.

    Starting Tuesday, Arkansans on Medicaid have to prove that they’ve worked 80 hours over the previous month or that they qualify for an exemption. If they fail to do so, they’ll be booted from the rolls after three months. Health care advocates in the state say they expect thousands of low-income people to lose coverage — both those who can’t find work and those who can’t navigate the state’s online-only system for documenting their hours. Health groups are also sounding the alarm about the paltry funding Arkansas has reserved for implementing the program — a tiny fraction of what other states are spending to put Medicaid work requirements in place.

    Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirements rule is the third approved by the Trump administration but the first to go into effect, and it has the harshest penalty for non-compliance out of any state so far. It’s akin to a three-strikes-and-you’re-out policy, in which enrollees who fail to document their 80 hours per month of work three times during the year will lose coverage and can’t apply again until the following year.

  64. June 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Let’s get off his case can we? He actually worked hard as President and has a good mind. If we are going to obsess on sexual activity, and let’s face it the corporations work hard at getting control of that part of the American brain — let’s make sure Trump pays for using women in that way, especially when more about it becomes news. Trump is an abuser who has crossed the line many, many times.


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