A Winning Smile

President Obama smiles while he walks towards Marine One at the White House, June 28

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297 Responses to “A Winning Smile”

  1. 5 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Political world reacts to Supreme Court ruling on health care


    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: “This decision is a victory for the American people. With this ruling, Americans will benefit from critical patient protections, lower costs for the middle class, more coverage for families, and greater accountability for the insurance industry.


    “In passing health reform, we made history for our nation and progress for the American people. We completed the unfinished business of our society and strengthened the character of our country. We ensured health care would be a right for all, not a privilege for the few.

    “Today, the Supreme Court affirmed our progress and protected that right, securing a future of health and economic security for the middle class and for every American.”

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “I’m happy, I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court put the rule of law ahead of partisanship and ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

    “No longer will Americans live in fear of losing their health insurance because they lose a job. No longer will tens of millions of Americans rely on emergency room care or go without care entirely because they have no insurance at all. Soon, virtually every man, woman and child in America will have access to health insurance they can afford and the vital care they need.

    “Passing the Affordable Care Act was the greatest single step in generations towards ensuring access to affordable, quality healthcare for every person in America, regardless of where they live or how much money they make.”

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “You know, I haven’t had the chance to read the decision. I literally just heard as we landed that the Supreme Court has upheld the health care law. Obviously I want to get into the details, but I’m very pleased. That’s how I hoped it would turn out. I think its a great moment to just think about what this will mean for the millions and millions of Americans who have already benefited from the Affordable Care Act and so many more who will continue to do so. There will be a lot of work to do to get it implemented and understand what the opinion says, but obviously I was quite excited to hear the results.”

    MoveOn, a Democratic group: “Today, justice was upheld. But the fact that the Affordable Care Act was ever in jeopardy shows how politicized this court has become. All too often, this 1% Court has legislated from the bench on behalf of corporations and the wealthy instead of acting as fair arbiters of the law.

    The next president will nominate as many as three new justices, setting the court’s direction for a generation. There’s every reason to believe Mitt Romney would try to put more 1% justices on the court. MoveOn will dedicate our energy and resources to reelecting President Obama to ensure more fair-minded justices are seated on the court.”

    U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia:
    “The Affordable Care Act is an important first step in curbing discriminatory insurance company practices and increasing access to health care, but more needs to be done to bring down costs. Our government, businesses, and citizens cannot continue to spend more than any other nation on health care while getting second-rate results. As Senator, I am committed to working with all stakeholders to find additional improvements to the Affordable Care Act that give all Americans affordable access to high quality services.

    Democratic National Committee Executive Director Patrick Gaspard (via Twitter): “it’s constitutional. Bitches.”

    Update from Gaspard (via Twitter): “I let my scotus excitement get the better of me. In all seriousness, this is an important moment in improving the lives of all Americans.”

    Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona: “Today the Supreme Court affirmed that Romneyare is constitutional.”

    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, (D-Mich.): “Today is a historic day. The Affordable Care Act can now takes its rightful place among this nation’s other critical efforts to ensure that the basic human needs of all Americans are met. Just as our Social Security and Medicaid systems provide a critical safety net to older Americans, the Affordable Care Act will help make health care more affordable and accessible for all.

    House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson: “The Supreme Court decision today is a great victory for children with pre-existing conditions, for women who have been unfairly discriminated against, and the start to providing a solid groundwork for ensuring that all Americans can get the care they need.”

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “This is a historic day, made possible by tremendous courage shown by President Obama. Because of the president’s courage, kids coming home from college will have access to their parents’ healthcare. Because of his courage, seniors will have help accessing affordable prescription drugs. Because of his courage, people with pre-existing and chronic conditions will not be denied access to health insurance. That’s what political courage is.

    The President had the courage to bend the needle of history and did something presidents have tried to do for 60 years.”

    [If you really must know what the Rethugs said, go read the article]

    • 6 thoughtful3
      June 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Love your last line!–if you really must know what the repubs said..(article link). Ha! That’s just priceless. Lol 🙂 Just like I watched the video of the president’s statement, but totally disregarded Romney’s. I don’t really care what he has to say. Like all pathological liars, I just stop listening to them after a while 😉

    • 8 nathkatun7
      June 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Dudette, thanks for sharing these comments. Because I don’t want anything to spoil this day I am satisfied with what you shared.

  2. 9 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    My fave:

    Democratic National Committee Executive Director Patrick Gaspard (via Twitter): “it’s constitutional. Bitches.”

    Update from Gaspard (via Twitter): “I let my scotus excitement get the better of me. In all seriousness, this is an important moment in improving the lives of all Americans.”

    • 10 isonprize
      June 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Yeah, while I like his enthusiasm and his fighting spirit, not exactly the most professional of responses. I do wish he hadn’t tweeted that.

      • 11 Dudette
        June 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        You’re right, I know you’re right. But it felt good! 🙂

      • 12 donna dem 4 obama
        June 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        WORD Isonprize. I said the same thing the moment it was posted in an earlier thread. There are a lot of things I would “like” us to say to the Rethugs in the other party but our President always asks us to rise above that stuff. I was glad to see that he corrected himself.

        Also, the media is always much harder on us for this stuff than they are the Repubs.

  3. 13 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    2nd fave:

    Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona: “Today the Supreme Court affirmed that Romneyare is constitutional.”

  4. 15 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    LOL….One f the Dem congresspeople was walking the halls of congress with a Obama/Roberts sign

  5. 16 LOL
    June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Sums it up, no?

  6. 25 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

  7. 26 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I’m so happy for the President and the American people.

    I remember Cantor’s face when the last job report came out…he had his permanent arrogant grin on his face and said ”This report is pathetic” but we all knew he was thrilled.

    Didn’t see the grin today….

  8. 27 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Aww, I just caught the photo of PBO walking with Teddy Kennedy! Chips is making my cry again! Now stop that!

  9. 28 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  10. 29 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    CSPAN says the Holder contempt vote will be around 3:45. Speeches going on now.

    Not sure what that other vote was on CNN live stream.

  11. June 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    A good day to remember:

    The Road We’ve Travelled

  12. 32 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Ugh! Boner’s at the podium. Odd ringing in my ear. Take to go back to work!

  13. 34 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  14. 35 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    • 36 Dudette
      June 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      So is one Stanley Ann Dunham. Her struggles battling cancer and insurance companies were his inspiration for this mission. She would be… no, IS so proud of him today.

      Mission accomplished!

  15. 39 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Rand Paul is a fucking idiot. http://crooksandliars.com/nicole-belle/rand-paul-just-because-scotus-says-it

    Rand Paul: Just Because SCOTUS Says It’s Constitutional, ‘Doesn’t Make It So’

    YEA!!! Can we get rid of CU now??? What a buffoon.

    • 40 Dudette
      June 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Prime example of why we need to invest in education in this country.

      That any school gave this fool a degree in anything is a complete travesty! They should have their accreditation, if they have/had any, yanked right away!

      • 41 Dudette
        June 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        Baylor ungrad, Duke Medicine… must’ve been the daddy-donor scholarship that won him the degrees

    • 42 Bill
      June 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      And some MSM pundits say Aqua Budda has a future as a POTUS candidate.

      • 43 desertflower
        June 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        Not while this Earth is spinning..

      • 44 0388jojothecat
        June 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        He’s too angry to be POTUS. His likibility numbers would be through the floor.

        • 45 Obama Grandmama
          June 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

          Unfortunately, my brother is a died in the wool Ron Paul supporter and has recently added Rand Paul to his list of only two good politicians. Think it is easy for me to relate to him?

    • June 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      And I saw that genius from Indiana, Mike Pence, who is always tweeting a bunch of religious stuff and Bible verses, said this awful decision is similar to 9/11. What??? Can these people be any more dense and wrongheaded? A bunch of looney birds —–I mean real looney—–have infiltrated our government.

    • 47 Lovepolitics2008
      June 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      To be fair, I don’t think Paul is saying this in the legal, pragmatic sense, now that the Court has ruled. He simply affirms his opinion that the ruling is wrong. Let’s be honest: if Roberts had voted with the other conservative judges, wouldn’t we react the same way ? We would say that the five conservative judges were WRONG. I’m very happy the law was upheld, but we can’t forget that it is a split decision, a narrow decision 5-4. In the political sense, it’s not clear-cut. So siding with the minority is not buffoonery.

      That being said, we know that a good majority of constitutional scholars think that ACA is indeed constitutional, and that makes Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito look pretty radical if not irresponsible.

      • 48 0388jojothecat
        June 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

        Well said lovepolitics2008. Just like the Citizens United ruling was wrong and the one imposed on MT to many it is OK or they are taking advantage of this very wrong ruling. ACA was the right ruling and should have been 9 to 0 upholding the legislation.

      • 49 thoughtful3
        June 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        Very good points, lovepolitics. I was thinking the same, but you’ve said it better. Just like I thought it was wrong for the Supremes to rule that it was constitutional for billionaires and corporations to buy our elections (i.e., “citizens united”). I’ve gotten much more “into the weeds” of these things since I’ve been studying law–I’m studying to be a paralegal right now (my 3rd career and will be my 3rd degree as well, but won’t go into all that right now). But, yes, we do need to keep these things in mind. In reading some of the opinion (haven’t had time to read, study, and analyze the whole thing yet), it’s interesting that the majority of this particular court wouldn’t have upheld the law under the commerce clause–which was the main argument and one I actually agreed with (the government having the power to regulate interstate commerce–which Roberts actually thought the law fell short in that regard). But did uphold the constitutionality under government’s “taxing authority”, regarding the mandate as, in effect, a tax. Where we stand now under the commerce clause theory is a bit of a mystery now to me though, as far as the precedent-setting of this decision. Guess I will need to read more of the reasoning when I have more time 😉

    • 50 Puddin'
      June 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      This is what entitlement looks like…these people think they are above the law. They will not hesitate to tell others what to do, but they think that they can do whatever the hell they want to do.

  16. 51 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    ThinkProgress spoke with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) outside the Court immediately following the decision today affirming the constitutionality of Obamacare. Gohmert, apoplectic over the ruling, directed his anger towards Justice Elena Kagan, who he claims likely “violated federal law” by voting on the Obamacare decision after serving as Solicitor General when the law was passed. “She needs to be removed from the Supreme Court,” he cried, calling for her impeachment. As such, Gohmert said today’s decision upholding Obamacare is “illegitimate.”

    Ha! Rand Paul is not the only buffoon………

  17. 55 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    • 56 overseasgranny
      June 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Chips, Please keep this one handy for right after the election.

      • 57 HZ
        June 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm

        Chips, have I told you lately how precious you are to all of us. Well, (((((((((((( Chips, you are the most precious glorious gift to all of us)))))))))))))))

        Thank you, thank you. HZ

    • 58 0388jojothecat
      June 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      They look like they are saying ” Really, you thought it wouldn’t be upheld? Really?”

  18. 59 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

  19. 60 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    ‘k, now I really must go! See you later, Fam!! 🙂

  20. 61 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  21. 62 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    some idiot named Nicole is doing Randi’s show. WTF? where’s Randi?

    • 63 desertflower
      June 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      vacation…still listening. For now…till she pisses me off. I find her irritating

      • 64 lisalovesobama
        June 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

        me too. but i stopped listening and went to c-span to watch the Holder vote. Nancy Smash speaking.

      • 65 auntsis522
        June 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        wow, I did the same thing. She gets on my last nerve and around this time of the time, I only have one left. Always coddling to the other side but can be down right evil when its comes to PBO. I get emails from Randi and I am going to let her know that her fill in truly sucks. Same with Rev. Al….his fill in is some idiot named egglashawn sp?

  22. 66 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    KEEP SMILING, THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE, MR. PRESIDENT! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  23. 71 Renegade522/AuntSis
    June 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Ok folks, in all seriousness… this has got to be GOOD NEWS for John McCain!!

  24. 74 PollyinAK
    June 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    President Obama has a very winning smile. – The founder of Aikido quote: “No matter how heavily armed your opponent is, you can use the Art of Peace to disarm him/her. When someone comes in anger, greet him with a smile. That is the highest kind of martial art.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

  25. 76 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Nancy Smash talking now on C-span in the House.

  26. 77 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I cannot believe the RWNJ who want to move to Canada because they hate Obamacare, I don’t know how many times I saw this today…..they hate government but want to move to a country with a government run health care system, single payer…..it’s so stupid.

    • 78 veryslowwriter
      June 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      I find it f**king hilarious. Don’t think they’ll make it though. Canada requires that you be employable and not completely nuts. (We grow our own nuts here.)

  27. 79 betseyc
    June 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I am a long time addict (and I mean addict) of this wonderful site. I seldom comment these days, but I’m here several times a day, starting first thing in the morning, checking in. I love everything about what Chips has created here. As far as I’ve found, there’s nothing like it on the web. The community, the support, the fun, the incredible hard work that so many here do, the twitter brigade, the wonderful links. It’s an awesome space, and run by an awesome human being. As many have said, I can’t believe how informed I am (even about soccer!) and I seldom go anywhere else for news these days. Ever since Chips hit 10,000,000 I’ve been meaning to donate $100 to celebrate and thank her, and I have to hurry because it’s almost 11,000,000. I was so happy to see everyone’s page listed, so I divided that up among you all. I can’t thank you all enough for what you do, for being here, for having this utterly amazing man’s back every step of the way.

    And here’s another brilliant thing from Team Obama — I was a little daunted at filling in my info 15 times, but discovered after a few that, with the exception of my card number, it was filled in for me. Cool.

  28. June 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I needed the electric smile…the Germans are down 0-2 !!!

  29. 84 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Just in from FOX NEWS!

    President Obama Job Approval FOX News Approve 48, Disapprove 43 = Approve +5

    “We report, you decide.” Oh, the irony!

  30. June 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Joe censors himself:

    I’ll say it for you, Joe: THIS IS A BIG FUCKING DEAL! 😀

  31. June 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations President Obama and congratulations to all of us. This is a good day!!!

  32. June 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm


  33. 89 whatisworking
    June 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I could use some help spreading these marvelous interviews around, after all it is really about the people.


  34. 90 nospin
    June 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Nancy Smash is KICKING ASS.

    She is walking the fuck off the floor and told the Dems go for it.

  35. 91 nospin
    June 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    CSPAN now.

    Will see if she actually does it.

  36. 92 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Nancy Smash says she’s walking out because what Issa is doing is “unconscionable” and “unbelievable.” She said she had planned to vote no, but she’s going to walk out with CBC. She’s saying that this whole thing is ridiculous and an abuse of power and a waste of time.

  37. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    June 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Issa Pissa accidentally called Nancy Smash “the Speaker” – you bet, baby, she’ll be back with the gavel after November.

    I will now take a nap and dream of sweeter things, rather than watch one branch of government led by Republican dogs forget about the separation of powers for this CONTEMPTIBLE VOTE. Hey, Issa – Pissa on ya.

  38. 94 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    some dumbass named Shaffetz came on in rebuttal and yelling up a storm saying that thousands of people died because of gun walking, yada, yada, yada. pure bullshit. someone called that bitch on his lies.

  39. 95 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    can’t listen to any more of these lying teabags. It makes me so mad. a-holes. 😡

  40. 96 Bill
    June 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is an irritating shallow loud mouth.

  41. June 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  42. June 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Why all the focus about what Republicans are saying?! WHO CARES. We knew if it went in our favor that they would a) continue their lies about it and b) not like it. Let’s enjoy this victory!

  43. 103 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Mother celebrates Health Care Ruling Because Her Children Can’t Be Denied Coveage

  44. 104 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Never trust a repug, especially when they use the phrases: “trust me,” “I promise” or “i give you my word.” —fastest way to get fucked over and not like it.

    • 105 auntsis522
      June 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Another word that they use that drives me to drink is “the American people”. They have no earthly idea what the American people want or desire. 9 times out of 10 it is the exact opposite of what they are saying.
      Ok, the repubs don’t drive to drink. I picked up drinking in the Navy. They drive me to ahhhhh, spit. Yeah, that’s it and that is awful for a women to do.

  45. 106 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Issa has a giant picture of Agent Terry on the floor of the House

    Disgraceful and exploitive

    • 107 nospin
      June 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      no class. He sealed the fate for Republicans.

      They made it clear to everyone that they are all lunatics.

    • 108 desertflower
      June 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      did all the dems walk out? I saw that POS talking with this blown up picture behind him, and get off. I can’t listen to that lying crook.

      • 109 nospin
        June 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

        No. currently they are taking the vote on the motion to refer the resolution so no not yet. When they introduce Issa’s bs motion, they will walk.

        At least another 15 – 20 mins before that happens.

  46. 110 purpleshoesla
    June 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    What ho TOD peeps! Such a glorious, glorious day for our country thanks to our illustrious Prez. So glorious in fact that I decided to dip my toes–tentatively and in the shallow end :lol:– of the Twitter pool. My handle: @purpleshoesla (natch). My first official tweet:

    Have a fantastic day everyone. Am donating to everyone’s FR pages today. It’s Money Bomb-tastic!

    • June 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      GREAT, we need as many in our TOD Twitter Brigade as possible. Following!

      • 112 purpleshoesla
        June 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        Thanks. I am following you now too! At least I think I am! 😆 Ooh boy this is gonna be an adventure! 😆

        • June 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

          It’s great fun. I noticed you locked your account. That’s fine, just realize that means no one can re-tweet you. Enjoy!!

          • 114 purpleshoesla
            June 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

            Still wending my way through the help pages…. think I changed that setting now. Thanks 4 the tip! 🙂

    • 115 Tally
      June 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      GOOD GIRL! I’ll follow you as soon as I get enough followers to get past my 2002 follow limit imposed by silly Twitter.

    • 116 donna dem 4 obama
      June 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Welcome to Twitter. I just followed you. 🙂

    • 117 Betsy
      June 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Hi purpleshoesla, I am following you now (@bbkenn92) and live in LA as well. Welcome to this glorious site! So pumped up by the fantastic result!

  47. 118 Liberal Librarian
    June 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Afternoon everyone. Allow me a little OT posting, but I began writing something last night that might turn into a novel. I wanted to share the first two paragraphs and get reaction.

    If you need to know my name, you can call me Isaac. But, at this point in time, we are beyond names. Attaching a name to anything is the same as attaching death. Death is what stalks the country, taking you and you and you. You who read this, depending on when you read it, may court death. It’s assumed in any endeavor in these latter days. It didn’t have to be thus; but indifference breeds not more indifference: it instead breeds evil; indifference is the soil evil needs to sprout its broad, heavy leaves. And the roots take hold and dig deeply, more firmly than a rosebush.

    My room is cold. It’s a warm day, or should be, if my calculation of time is correct. Time is something else that suffers, hijacked for purposes that are better left unconsidered. Although, why shouldn’t I consider them? I’m an old man, and dying. There’s little that can be done to me which wouldn’t hasten a welcomed end. But, whether warm or cold, the world outside is gray, when it’s not violent with horror. No, gray. The world is gray. It’s what they always wanted, to create a world that sapped the energy of most of us, leaving them able to enjoy their power untrammeled. How long will the clouds last? Oh, I don’t ask that question expecting an answer. Not from you, and certainly not from me. I long ago eschewed prognostication or prescience. Both are dangerous activities. No, smile, scrape, bow, and do what is expected. The life of a lackey isn’t much, but it’s better than the alternative. It’s at least allowed me to last this long, and write this, leaving it to… Whom? I don’t know. I don’t think it matters. It is my last testament. It is my history. I have no plan now. But by the end? Smile, bow, scrape—and keep the dagger close to you, just in case, just in case there’s a weakness, just to take someone with you before the final quietus.

    • 119 utaustinliberal
      June 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Oh my goodness LL, this is stunning. The first thing that drew me in was your brilliant use of imagery. The cold gray world, indifference breeding evil and sprouting broad heavy leaves, the visual of the old man dying, violence and horror. Another thing that struck me is the detachment of the protagonist – I don’t know if he’s the protagonist, but I’ll just refer to him as such for now – he’s hesitant to claim a name. he’s hesitant to be somebody. He’s hesitant to be in the moment. This hesitance is so cleverly woven into the plot and the reader find himself/herself taking on the character of Isaac. The reader becomes Isaac and experiences everything he experiences. There is also a sense of realism that resonated with me. The wondering about what life really and truly is about. The welcoming of death. The thirst to spread pain.

      I find myself wondering who is Isaac? What has he experienced? What makes him so detached? What is his occupation? What troubles and ails him? Why is he so fascinated with death and dying? Why is there no color in his life? Am I Isaac? Is he pointing out an emptiness in my life? Is he pointing out the drudgery in my life? Is he pointing out that I have lived a monolithic inconsequential life? Who are the “They” Isaac references that saps the energy of most of us? Who is Isaac and ultimately, who am I?

      This is just brilliant LL. Just brilliant. Thank you for posting. Post more in the future because I really and truly am curious.

      • 120 Liberal Librarian
        June 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        Well, I was watching a documentary last night on 20th century music — “Orchestral Music in the 20th Century” — and I won’t disclose how I came about the files (tee hee). The episode I watched was about Shostakovich, and his struggles with Stalin. The documentary had some excerpts from his memoirs, and I just extrapolated from that.

        The novel might take place in the present, the past, or the future. I think I’m going to keep it intentionally vague.

        Thank you for your kind words. They’re as manna to a writer.

    • 121 andogriff
      June 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      LL, that is beautiful, I have a great desire to continue reading, and find out what happens next! Keep up the good work!

  48. 122 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    What ACA does…and when those things will take effect


  49. 125 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Even though Agent Terry has nothing to with this contempt vote, that bitch Issa has a blown up pic of the agent behind him as he speaks. what a fucking waste of space! Can you imagine all the other more worthy people who could be alive now, but instead we have to contend with a living, breathing Darrell Issa. {{SMH}} what a fucking moron. As much as I despise the two, I’d rather watch a bunch of snakes and alligators debating and running the congress that idiots like Issa and Bonehead.

    • 126 desertflower
      June 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      That chamber should be PLASTERED with every single solitary person that has EVER been killed by gun violence and the NRA that has enabled these KILLERS to have guns! He’s such a fucking hypocrite…and this whole charade is going nowhere after today…he’s a disgusting pig

  50. June 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    President Obama pushed to have the ACA heard by the Supreme Court at this point in time, believing it to be constitutionally sound. He took that very big risk before the election for a reason. He is vindicated and victorious today.

  51. June 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Just back from a meeting – listening to one Trey Gowdy. Who the hell is he? Not much of an orator, he’s giving me a headache listening to him (nice ‘do, too). So can anyone educate me on what happens next? I thought I heard that one of Holder’s subordinates would have to do the next step and that Holder could ultimately stop the process? That’s pretty funny, if so.

    • 133 isonprize
      June 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Yeah, since the Attorney General is head of the Department of Justice. Um, I think he’s not going to bring charges against himself. What a WASTE OF TIME!!

      JOBS, WHERE ARE THE JOBS BILLS!!!!!???????

      • 134 donna dem 4 obama
        June 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

        I asked Boehner’s aide that very question about the jobs this morning when I called his office. He said he would pass it on to the Speaker. That whole Republican Congress is a Waste of Space.

        • 135 desertflower
          June 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

          Congratulations America! Republicans screwed you again with a sham…was it good for you? NOTHING will happen to AG Holder….this is the end of the line for this stupidness…Republicans just love to hear themselves talk like they’re righteous

  52. 136 Tally
    June 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

  53. 137 Dakota
    June 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Does anyone have a list of the dems that voted with the repugs on this bullshit?

  54. 142 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Amazing isn’t it 😉

    Confidence in U.S. Medical System Up Since Health Law Passed
    Forty-one percent now confident, compared with 36% in 2009
    by Jeffrey M. JonesPRINCETON, NJ — Forty-one percent of Americans tell Gallup they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the U.S. medical system. Americans’ confidence has been a bit higher since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, and is much higher than the 2007 low point.


  55. 143 Tally
    June 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  56. 144 donna dem 4 obama
    June 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I know I am….

  57. 145 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I don’t know how many Democrats are going to walk out……..

  58. 146 Melanie
    June 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    First it was bricks through the window and now it’s armed rebellion…smh.

  59. 147 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    there are a lot of things that comes out of Willard’s mouth that I’m amazed by, but his bullshit about “repealing and replacing ObamaCare,” is the biggest load of shit ever. 🙄

  60. 148 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Ezra Klein–Sir brain– is now telling us what Willard will do to ACA when he comes into office. Apparently he can’t immediately repeal it but he can refuse to pay for it. Thanks Ezra. 🙄

  61. 150 0388jojothecat
    June 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    There are still too many ignorant people on the radio calling into left wing radio shows with the right wing talking points. These same left wing hosts who blame the President and the Democrats for bad messaging, can’t articulate clearly the benefits of the ACA, what’s already is in effect and working, what will happen in 2014. Because it was implemented in stages to protect the insurance companys and a large percentage of people get their insurance through their employers, businesses, people on medicare, people who buy private insurance are the only ones who see and feel that the ACA is working for them. Workers who are able to keep their 18 – 26yr olds on their employer provided health insurance area benefiting from this remarkable legislation.

    When these republicans go on the radio and teevee that complain about being forced to buy insurance are forced to buy auto insurance and cry socialism. They have no idea what socialism is or means. They have no problem with socialized police department, socialized city services, socialized fire departments, socialized public education that they are forced to attend if you don’t attend private school. They are OK with socialism when these same people stand in line and apply for their social security and medicare.

  62. 152 Liberal Librarian
    June 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  63. 153 nospin
    June 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    There they go. Looks like they are walking

  64. 155 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Are the Dems walking out of the house now? Is that what I’m seeing?

  65. 156 Melanie
    June 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Looks like the Dems are waking out right now…

  66. 157 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    They’re walking out of the House! They’re on the capitol steps now.

  67. 158 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  68. 160 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Check and see if your state’s propaganda mouthpiece is on the list…AND CALL, Tweet…whatever


    • 161 Dakota
      June 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Mine voted no DF and it’s damned good thing too, because I called both their asses this morning.

  69. 162 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Dems have walked out. now about to make a statement

  70. 163 Bill
    June 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Ron Christie tells Martin that selling health insurance across state lines would be an alternative to ACA.

    • 164 relellit
      June 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Bill, Ron Christie has a problem seeing things clearly even with his new glasses. I can remember when he made Ronald Reagan liberal son angry claiming to know so much about the man’s father.

      Ron Christie is a patheic suck up. He really makes me sick.

  71. June 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Who’s the Republican who voted against it?

  72. 166 nospin
    June 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Democratic leader and Democratic Whip walked out with the majority of the dems without voting. 65 (and counting) voted No on holding AG Holder in Contempt. 18 Dems voted yes to hold him in contempt. 1 Dem voted Present. 239 republicans voted yes to hold AG Holder in contempt. 1 Republican voted No 2 NV remaining for Repubs

  73. June 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Dems gathered outside speaking now on the vote.

  74. 176 japa21
    June 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    So the Dow, which was down 100 points prior to the SC decision ended up 25 down. Obviously that shows the investors are evry upset with the decision…nope, I guess not.

    • June 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Well, AHIP spent almost 200 million demonizing this law.
      AHIP represents wall street and Health insurers!
      They Hate the medical/loss ratio…
      Why the Market rebounded, could be because Housing shows signs of recovery!

  75. 178 nospin
    June 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    now they feel stupid and they know it. Asked “what are we doing now”?

  76. 179 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    You already know this, but OUR MEDIA sucks!

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Message for the Title IX Anniversary

    National Women’s Hall of Fame – Commemorating 40 Years of Title IX

  77. 180 prettyfoot58
    June 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Helloooooooooooo everyone…. 😀 😀

    i am so fortunate that i can get the TOD comments in my email because i cannot access the TOD site from work…and there was no other place that i wanted to be when the Supreme Court decision came down…

    how wonderful and life saving was this decision….i just sat at my desk at work and cried…..

    i kept singing Amennnnnnnn….Amennnnnnn….Amennnnn…

    i plan to donate to all the grassroots fundraising…what better way to celebrate than to give to PBO campaign…in fact i might create a page of my own…..


  78. 181 Eveingeorgia
    June 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Ron Christie, Michael Steele and Herman cannot be African-American, oh, and how can I forget Justice Thomas. I can understand them being republicans of the old school variety, but not as that party stands today.

    What is it? Money, some other perks? I just don’t get it.

    • 182 Melanie
      June 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Why question someone’s allegiance to race just because you disagree with their stance/opinion. Is a gay republican less gay because they are a republican? Black people are not a monolith plain and simple.

      • 183 Eveingeorgia
        June 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm


        Perhaps you think I am questioning allegiance to race because of the way I phrased it. I should have said “clear-thinking”African-Americans, and I mean that. No I don’t think a gay would be less gay; and I might add I don’t think these men are not AFrican-American, but I do believe that, in either instance, for them to endorse a republican party that is so obviously not in their corner is to vote against themselves.

        GOproud, these African-Americans are voting against themselves. It does not make them less gay or less AA, but sure makes them anomalies. That, I do not retract.

        • 184 Melanie
          June 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          Obviously anomalies but again AA’s are not a monolith. To say that they are voting against themselves or are not clear thinking is to assume that all have the same hopes, dreams, goals, backgrounds, lifestyles etc. I understand your premise just disagree with your conclusion. That is all.

      • 185 Chi
        June 29, 2012 at 1:23 am

        Oh please spare us all Melanie…


        Ron Christie, Michael Steele, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas have to be the most self-serving, callous, pathetic, hollow, most self-loathing and infinitely narcissistic there is out there…

        To pretend that any of the aforementioned are somehow part of the Republican party – with its blatantly racist and dubious ideology -purely out of principle and conviction is to pretend that Scooby doo is really Queen Elizabeth’s secret love child living out its existence anonymously as a cartoon character…

        There will always be opportunists from any group willing and eager to exploit any lucrative opening – no matter how debasing and dehumanizing, especially if it promises beaucoup loot and undeserved elevation of otherwise mediocre and painfully shallow persons…

        That is exactly the role these men fill…

        And yes, self-proclaimed Gay Republicans are as equally self-loathing…

        For them greed and racism trumps all else – even their own self-worth and self-respect…And mostly forms their basis for defecting from the ‘monolith’…

  79. 186 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Looks like 17 democrats joined in the vote to hold AG Holder in criminal contempt of congress. This now moves to the office of the U.S. Attorney.

  80. 191 Liberal Librarian
    June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  81. 192 desertflower
    June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Breaking CSPAN news…Holder held in contempt…..Where’s the jobs????

  82. June 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  83. 208 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  84. 210 nospin
    June 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    now Issa is saying he wants the American people to pay for Republicans to get lawyers to issue subpoenas.

    Dan Lungren is putting that vote to the floor now.

    Now they are tying this non-issue with having an obligation to issue the subpoenas to the Dept of Justice because they want to fight terrorism.

  85. June 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Now they want money to hire attorneys to seek a declaratory judgment against Holder to get those documents. RIDICULOUS!

  86. June 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Hiya LL, are you still around? I am mourning or moaning (not sure which yet) the German lost…

    I like you paragraphs, except I think that they should be flipped.

    • 213 Liberal Librarian
      June 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      I can’t believe Germany lost. What a debacle. They’ve never beaten Italy in a tournament.

      • June 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        I know…I told Mr. CJ that it seems as if the Italians have the German Mojo locked up somewhere since 1970…

      • 215 andogriff
        June 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

        I am sitting here in Germany, and the disbelief is rampant! My son watched the game with about 500 Germans at an open-air venue. Sadly, the Italians truly deserved to win this one. Makes England look pretty good for holding them goalless throughout normal play as well as extra time.

  87. 216 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm


    More to follow ….

    Yes We Will

  88. 217 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Holder is speaking on CNN about the contempt vote.

  89. 218 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  90. 219 lamh35
    June 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Chips, I know I can count on you to get up the video of Holder’s statement on CNN. Shorter Holder’s statement: I SHALL NOT BE MOVED!

  91. 220 ChristiMTL
    June 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Jason Altmire
    John Barrow
    Dan Boren
    Tom Boswell
    Ben Chandler
    Mark Critz
    Joe Donnelly
    Kathy Hochul
    Ron Kind
    Larry Kissell
    Jim Matheson
    Mike McIntyre
    Bill Owens
    Collin Peterson
    Nick Rahall
    Mike Ross
    Tim Walz

    There is it………smh

  92. June 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Hiya TODville, I keep forgetting to say that I am on Twitter…so, I am on twitter, I am @CJJulisch
    I am putting my foot in the water and have started to retweet here and there…hopefully I can jump in soon.

    • 227 auntsis522
      June 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Hi. I am following you. my handle is AnotherSignUp <— was not in a very creative mode that day. 🙂

  93. 228 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Tweety is likely going to spend all of his show praising and salivating over Roberts doing his damned show. Tweety said and i quote: “today’s hero? John Roberts.” Mudderfuka. 😡 i’m guessing that ass is feeling a tingle up his legs. {{SMH}} what a fucking ass.

    • June 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      The media’s planned line of propaganda was based solely on the notion that the ACA was going to be struck down – which would give them lots and lots of anti-Obama/DEMS narratives for days on end.

      Now that hope has been squashed and they just WON’T give him any credit or positive coverage.

      • 230 Liberal Librarian
        June 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      • 232 auntsis522
        June 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        I saw Tweety earlier in the day when he decision was first announced and he was going on and on about how Roberts will go down in history, blah, blah, blah. It must really suck to be those people. Something is really wrong with them. They cant give President Obama for credit for nothing. How sad is that? I may watch Ed but I will not be watching Lawrence. Mikie Moore is a guest and I cant stand to hear his voice. He will probably be depressed because he want Public Option for himself.

    • June 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      So far, he has had on Coward Fineman, Michael Steele, Jon Heilman and Mark Halperin to talk abot the HC decision.
      Any questions?

  94. June 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    • 235 isonprize
      June 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      The thing that struck me about the mother in this video was how clueless she was about ‘whatever you get if you can’t afford anything’
      I don’t, in any way, mean to slam her; I am also the mother of a child who has special medical needs. She said it honestly, but before this situation with her daughter, it seems that she had never given it a second thought.

      Somewhere in these next few years, moving FORWARD as a country, we have GOT to get back to caring about fellow Americans.

      Hopefully, folks like Ms. Walters will pay careful attention when they vote for politicians who make decisions that cut services to families who ‘can’t afford anything’

      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Wherever this flag’s flown, we take care of our own — Bruce Springsteen ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  95. June 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I had a little chuckle a bit ago remembering that Boehner told his peeps not to wildly and overtly celebrate the Supreme Court decision today.

  96. 237 auntsis522
    June 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    The 17 Dems that sold us out….


    If in your district, please call/email/write.

  97. 239 carolyn
    June 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    To help the campaign along, I donated to five different TOD grassroots fundraising appeals. I pledged for people whose appeals I haven’t given to before. I hope all of you reach your goals. We NEED this money! All of us together can defeat the superpacs.
    I keep thinking of the lady in the New Testament whom Christ commended for putting in her penny. He said that she had given more than all the self-proclaimed wealthy. I truly believe that. Our money will do more, and go farther than all of Mitt’s billionaires. President Obama’s campaign committee knows how to get the most out of our money. Our cause is right, and right will prevail.

  98. June 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve been having trouble with my Word press account so I’m here commenting as my Twitter incarnation. I want to thank everyone across the country who worked on the ACA, our team made calls two years ago, it was a privilege for us to take part. The President is right that this is a victory for all Americans. Even those who aren’t fond of the ACA will be helped by it. Let’s go forward and educate people about it’s benefits. Keep your heads down, shoulders to the wheel and onward to victory in November!

  99. June 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    HAHAHA…even Morning Joke is disgusted…not good news for the GOP…

  100. 249 Brian
    June 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Censure ME, Boner! I’ve been in contempt of Congress for the last year and a half!

  101. 250 lamh35
    June 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    here’s a list of the 17 Dems who voted to hold Holder in Contempt. It’s from a Politico link, but refuse to give em the page views.

    Jason Altmire (Pa.)
    John Barrow (Ga.)
    Dan Boren (Okla.)
    Leonard Boswell (Iowa)
    Ben Chandler (Ky.)
    Mark Critz (Pa.)
    Joe Donnelly (Ind.)
    Kathy Hochul (N.Y.)
    Ron Kind (Wis.)
    Larry Kissell (N.C.)
    Jim Matheson (Utah)
    Mike McIntyre (N.C.)
    Bill Owens (N.Y.)
    Collin Peterson (Minn.)
    Nick Rahall (W. Va.)
    Mike Ross (Ark.)
    Tim Walz (Minn.)

    • 251 auntsis522
      June 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for posting the names. I didn’t pay attention that it was was politico.

    • 252 jackiegrumbacher
      June 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Next time the DCCC calls and asks for money, tell them only if these guys are excluded from any of the funds. They have to feel the hurt.

      • 253 Dudette
        June 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        I’m not even gonna wait for them to call. I’m gonna email DCCC right now — if you’re planning to fund campaigns for any of the people who voted to hold AG Holder in contempt, don’t expect a DIME of contributions from me!

  102. June 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    17 Democrats is trending on twitter. It should be 17 cowards.

  103. 258 Lorraine
    June 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve tried to give Halperin a break but this guy is insane. He is not creditable he is a total loser. What does Time give this man a platform to breathe air.

  104. June 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, looking to capitalize on all the attention today’s Supreme Court ruling is getting, has launched a targeted online ad campaign aimed at supporters of the health care law.

    The ads are running nationally on Google and Facebook, and redirect users to a petition where they can reaffirm their support for the health care law.

    On Google, users who search for “Obamacare” see a promoted result with the headline “Obamacare: 1; GOP: 0.” “Tell Republicans: Stop trying to repeal Obamacare,” it reads.


  105. 261 utaustinliberal
    June 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

  106. 262 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    High court strikes down Stolen Valor Act

    I don’t get the majority’s reasoning on this one at all.

  107. June 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Young Marcelas Owens on today’s decision:

  108. 267 vcprezofan2
    June 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Yessssss! 😆 😆 😀 😀 😆 😆 /dancing and jumping and smiling fit to burst/

    Okay, so I’m late to the party but I know someone would have kept a glass of juice for me! I also know that this particular party isn’t going to be over anythie soon. 😆 😆 Raising my glass belatedly, ‘Cheers!’

    Yeah I just got home, scrolled down the thread looking for you know what, and though I could sense the positive feel in the air, the big “Obamacare Upheld” is what drew out the ‘Yess!’. Thank you Chips! Now I’m just going to do a quick run through to see what the vote was, before burying myself in the details here at TODville. 😆 😆

    Oh! Bad manners. Sorry. Good afternoon Chips & TODville! 😉

  109. June 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    That Roberts swearing-in mess-up that Tweety just aired is still infuriating. Tweet responded with “wow”, whatever that meant. My first thought, and Mr. dotster’s when I called him about the decision, was that Roberts made up for that historic failure by today’s decision. I know it’s not likely, and Roberts would never admit it, but I still wonder if somewhere in his conscience that moment played a role.

  110. June 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    @$%@$#@$ PC crashed only a few months old. Had to get to tech support who made me do a system recovery which sets it back to factory settings. Lost everything pictures, music, etc. #@$!$#! Now I”m finally back online, but have to set up all my stuff. Can’t even begin to remember all my bookmarks. #!@$@#$!!! But it’s still a great day, and even now I’m smiling through my !#@#@#!

  111. 278 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Well…they must have these ready to go.

    ” Impeach John Roberts ”


  112. 279 Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Marco Rubio trots out what may be the lamest defense of Mitt Romney … ever

    Really, Marco?

    On Romney supporting the individual mandate in Massachusetts: “But what a big difference. He supported it on the state level. Which means if you didn’t like it in Massachusetts, you could move to another state.”

    Well, sure. Honey, pack up the kids, quit your job and sell the house. We’re moving where they don’t have health insurance.


    Daily kos

    • 280 utaustinliberal
      June 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      He’s dumb. Romney wrote an op-ed urging Pres. Obama to include the individual mandate in ObamaCare. He endorsed the individual mandate on a national level so Rubio should pipe down with his infantile lies.

  113. 281 Claire
    June 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    During a March 26 interview with American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson, Bill O’Reilly ended the interview by promising to “apologize for being an idiot” if the court upheld the Affordable Healthcare law.

    Well loudmouth bill???

  114. 282 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Anyone else want to express your feelings about the Gang of 17 to the DCCC, here’s their contact us page:


  115. 283 Liberal Librarian
    June 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    • June 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Willard is a complete hypocrite. He forgot that people could still access his USA Today op-ed? Can’t wait to see the ads.

    • 285 desertflower
      June 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      LL…when I clicked on your NR link…that link had the USA today op ed link…when I clicked on that…it was redirected to Mitt Romney site..with THIS :

      Welcome visitors from Buzzfeed, Hot Air, Talking Points Memo, The Huffington Post, The Gateway Pundit, and yes… even The Blue Mass Group. Here is our response to the manufactured controversy about the op-ed below. While you are here may we suggest you also check out our extensive research on RomneyCare which can be found here: RomneyCare – The Truth about Massachusetts Health Care

      There is also a quote there by Ronald Reagan which is sure to be of interest.

      • 286 Liberal Librarian
        June 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        I know. USA Today doesn’t have the op-ed on its site anymore. I was rather amused, but eh, whatever. It was the NRO article that was interesting. The Right just doesn’t trust R-money.

  116. 287 ctgirl7
    June 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    NASHVILLE — First Lady Michelle Obama told delegates to the nation’s oldest and largest black denomination here Thursday that, like faith, “democracy is also an everyday activity” and urged them to register people to vote and stay engaged in politics.

    She said failing to vote and act fails the legacy of civil rights activists who won voting rights.

    Mrs. Obama delivered the keynote address at the quadrennial general conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel before heading to Memphis for a private fundraiser for her husband’s re-election campaign. Although she did not explicitly refer to President Obama’s campaign or his expected tough re-election battle against Republican Mitt Romney, she brought the thousands of cheering delegates to their feet several times during the 27-minute speech.


  117. 290 anniebella
    June 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    The two North Carolina Democratic Congressman will get a email from me about their vote with the Republicans today.

  118. 291 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Rightwing Blogger’s Shocking Discovery: John Roberts Was Blackmailed, Arrests To Come Soon!

    by Rebecca Schoenkopf

    How is it possible that it took the #WARBLOGS over an hour to discover the real reason John Roberts made a dookie on the NRO’s face, by agreeing that the Heritage Foundation’s proposal for health care reform, and one that had been flogged by the GOP as far back as Gingrich’s tenure as Emperor of the House, was in fact Constitutional? We cannot answer that for you, we can only do our best to amplify one blogger’s shocking discovery the best our humble website can, by bringing you this obvious explanation from “Harry” at “ToBeRight.”

    Later this afternoon, it’s going to come out that Roberts was coerced. A Secret Service agent overheard Obama and Axelrod discussing the Roberts blackmail. He managed to get them on tape discussing it. Later this afternoon, the whole story will come out, Roberts will issue his REAL opinion, and Obama and Axelrod will be taken away in handcuffs.

    What could they possibly have on John Roberts? This suggestion, from the endlessly concerning search terms that bring readers to Your Wonket, might hold an answer! …[more in the article]

  119. 292 Bill R.
    June 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    @RepKathyHochul Spit on every loyal Dem who gave $$ to her special election. Never again! @DCCC @DWTweets @NancyPelosi

  120. 294 lisalovesobama
    June 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Rendel supporting and defending PBO——– quelle surprise! 😯

  121. 296 Dudette
    June 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Step right up and watch the Idiot Parade… (video included)
    Five Pundits Who Confidently Predicted The Obamacare Ruling And Got It Wrong

    Okay, all five of you Bozos, repeat after me: “I, [state your name] hereby, acknowledge that I am no expert. I lack of credibility and I have no idea what the hell I’m talking about. I’m just a mediawhore idiot, who’s here to collect a paycheck.”

    • 297 purpleshoesla
      June 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      😆 It’s the No Credible Punditry Pledge! Love it. Short, sweet and to the point. It needs to be signed by a lot more than the pinheads in the article, but they are a good place to start. 🙂

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