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A Supreme Toon

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90 Responses to “A Supreme Toon”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Hey now!

  2. 2 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    • 3 TrumpDog
      June 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I really wish the pundits would shut the FUCK up with there predictions. They really don’t know and have proven time and time again to be wrong. It’s like they want to make the news as was evidenced by CNN and their knee jerk proclamation of ACA failing.
      That said, I’m SOOOO glad they were wrong. Assholes.

    • 5 susanne
      June 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      sorry, jeffy, it’s not really about you. the winner is america, the loser is stupidity.

  3. 6 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    lmao. Supreme indeed.

  4. 7 vcprezofan2
    June 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Oops! Left my post to peek at TOD and miss the opening!

  5. 8 Linda
    June 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Where States stand on implementing health care law.

    This lists every State, the number of uninsured and where there are in setting up the exchanges.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-06-28/health-care-states/55889922/1

    • 9 desertflower
      June 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks for this, Linda….interesting. This should be a keeper for everyone. Red state idiot govs should be pressured to do the right thing by their constituents

    • 10 Jessica
      June 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Very informative. It’s no surprise that Florida is so behind. I wonder what the Governor is going to do now.

    • 11 amk for obama
      June 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Now that ACA is done and dusted, OFA/campaign should start spending some serious money now in printing and distributing key ACA talking points all the folks in the swing states at the minimum. If they have enough, they should cover the red states too just so the ignorant fools can get educated.

    • 12 0388jojothecat
      June 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Wow, MA has the lowest # of uninsured of all the states. I read some of the comments and it’s amazing that still so many people who operate on auto pilot to “hate” anything Obama or Government. People love having lower property taxes so the government won’t waste it on things like education, roads, emergencies…until they have a kid, drive into a pot hole, or there is a tornado, hurricane, fire, earthquake then they are the first to scream for help from the government. These same people complained about their car insurance going through the roof because of “uninsured” motorist yet they did not want to be “forced” to buy car insurance. Car insurance is low and there are mulitple companies to choose from to get the lowest price, why not for health insurance. If nothing else, the price of health insurance will go down, there might be areas that were never covered before like dental insurance. There will be for-profits and non-profits competing for your business, there will be more jobs created which means there will be areas in the medical area that students can gravitate too besides law and finance.

      I don’t know what has happened to this country that they have become so shortsighted and negative about everyone having healthcare. I know everyone has had to go to an emergency room and seen the poor people that go there with their kids for things like colds and other non-emergency issues. People with real emergencies have to wait for hours, these dedicated doctors, nurses and staff have to triage folks who are scared, frightened and later get angry after waiting hours and more serious patients are treated before they are.

  6. June 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Good afternoon all…great day to be an Obot!! Love how PBO carries on to the next big agenda item. We should all follow suit!
    Time to increase Senate #Dem numbers and take House and as many gubernatorial seats back as we can!
    Have a great weekend and see some of you on Twitter!!
    Obama/Biden ’12

  7. 14 japa21
    June 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I am looking over some of the websites I go to for work purposes for comments on the ruling. I will bring them here as I feel appropriate. The follwoing is from the CEO of a firm that specializes in workers’ compensation cost control who happens to be, as you will see, in MA:

    “American health care costs more than twice as much as the average for the rest of the economically developed nations making up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), but our healthcare outcomes are generally worse than the average. We don’t live longer and we’re not healthier than the others.
    Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (ACA)is a major step forward in reversing our less than enviable world ranking. But it is only a first step. America’s health care tree, now planted, will require frequent attention and pruning. Congress and the States will modify and improve the law just as we have done in Massachusetts.
    Our Massachusetts healthcare law, passed under Governor Romney and the model for the ACA , envisioned tackling this problem in a two step fashion. First, by making health insurance mandatory for all citizens, and, second, by attacking the high costs. We’ve succeeded with step one. About 98% of all Massachusetts citizens are now insured. Two years ago, we dove into the deep end of the pool to begin the serious work of controlling costs. Since then, we’ve seen improvement, but we still have a long way to go.
    I’m hopeful that now that SCOTUS has ruled all of us can put our collective shoulder to the healthcare wheel and begin improving our nation’s health and lowering our costs.”

  8. 16 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Will we get video of PBO in Colorado? I thought he’d be there by now.

  9. 17 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    rupie takes his ball and goes home.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/rupert-murdoch-attacks-the-english-as-he-rules-out-sky-bid-7897225.html

    Rupert Murdoch vowed not to make a new bid for BSkyB after the division of News Corporation yesterday, saying he would focus his media empire on the US because “the English” had made him unwilling to invest any further in the UK.

    The News Corporation chairman’s anti-English outburst came in an American television interview after the company confirmed it would split its newspaper businesses, which include The Sun and The Times.

    Now if only the americans found a way kick him out, the fucker will run back to where he came from.

    • 18 TrumpDog
      June 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      My bet is that there will still be some FOX-lite presence in the UK, but it will be hidden.
      Sludge like that never truly go away.

  10. 19 lamh35
    June 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Superficial Entertainment News:

    I guess there will be no more jumping on Oprah’s couch.

    http://news-briefs.ew.com/2012/06/29/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorcing/

    Seriously though, it’s always sad when any marriage where children are involved is over.

  11. June 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    height=”150″ alt=”My daughter was born w/ rare brain disorder.B4 Obama we were … on Twitpic”>

  12. 24 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    #Tweeps4OBAMA

    #PRESSON
    Yes We Can

  13. 25 japa21
    June 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Here’s another view of the tax aspect. The whol thing is worth reading but here is the important quote and it is something I didn’t think of:

    “The–often not observed–principle behind modern taxation is that people (and hopefully corporations) pay according to their ability, and public goods (schools, aircraft carriers, fire engines) are funded with the proceeds of that taxation and distributed according to need. The ACA which has a whole host of redistribution within it does not goes as far towards this principle as I might like, and it still makes certain groups (the elderly, those with middle incomes) pay more than what I’d consider their fair share. But the ruling at least gives us a starting point.

    In any rational society health care ought to be a public good financed through taxation and distributed in some manner that makes rational sense. America has never officially believed that. Now it at least has affirmed the concept.”
    http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2012/06/28/heritage-roberts-decree-all-the-world-be-taxed/

  14. 26 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    And in very unsurprising news…..Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced after 5 or 6 years of marriage. The real surprise is if anyone thought the marriage was a real one. 🙄

    • 27 a4alice
      June 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      seriously? but. they were so in love. Tom jumped on Oprah’s couch for her. (“I’m in love! I’m really in love!”) Hope somewhere in the world Nicole Kidman is doing a little vengeful ‘happy’ dance of Schedenfraud (hell I don’t know how to spell that word – y’all know what I mean)

    • 28 Liberal Librarian
      June 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Tom is so deep in the closet he’s in Narnia.

    • 30 lamh35
      June 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      I’ve been responding to you on twitter UT. (i’m psddluva4evah).

      Anyway, it’s interesting that Katie is filing from Tom and Tom’s lawyer’s statement seems as if it’s a surprise.

      Maybe now Katie can go back to wearing heels instead of flats.

    • 33 0388jojothecat
      June 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Hahahahaha…..President Obama’s ACA and the SCOTUS 5-4 ruling upholding it is like the vaginal-probe for the GOP.

  15. 34 lamh35
    June 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    More superficial entertainment news:

    Adele Pregnant With First Child.
    http://www.adele.tv/blog/424/i-ve-got-some-news

    Congrats to Adele.

  16. 35 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  17. 41 desertflower
    June 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    And this…http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/29/12482438-with-friends-like-rubio?lite

    Rubio was tasked with explaining why Obama’s tax penalty for failing to have insurance is outrageous, but Romney’s identical tax policy for failing to have insurance is perfectly acceptable.

    The defense isn’t coming together especially well (thanks to Dan Sachar for the tip).

    The immediate response to the Democrats’ tax rebuttal from Republicans was less than impressive.

    Romney “supported it on the state level. Which means if you didn’t like it in Massachusetts, you could move to another state,” Rubio said on Bloomberg Television. “What are people supposed to do? Leave the United States now because of Barack Obama’s brilliant idea to stick the IRS on millions of people? More importantly, the state of Massachusetts doesn’t have the IRS.”

    snip/

    Rubio considers the possibility of fleeing for the sweet, sweet freedom to potentially die of an easily treatable condition crucial — crucial enough to define the difference between Romney’s pro-freedom health agenda and Obama’s tyrannical health agenda. So, I would note that there is still a lengthy list of countries that don’t oppress their citizens by subjecting them to universal health care. You’re ruling out most of your wealthy countries, but some decent selections remain. Afghanistan has no universal coverage! It also features low taxes, little regulation, and strong family values, if you’re into that kind of thing.

    HAHHAHAHA!! Do they even HEAR themselves??

  18. 46 a4alice
    June 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I should have been more careful now I can’t remember but I just threw some in the kitty for some of youse. 🙂

  19. 47 57andfemale
    June 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  20. 52 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    MSNBC: “Pres. Obama To Arrive In Colorado Shortly.”

  21. 53 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Volunteers, it’s conference call time with Jim Messina at 2:00PM EST

    http://www.barackobama.com/live-call/volunteer

  22. 55 desertflower
    June 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/obamacare-alzheimers-impact-10152540

    One of the overlooked elements in Thursday’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is that, beyond the individual mandate and the hysterical politics surrounding it, the act itself is chock-full of innovative ideas and pilot programs and all sorts of other experimental goodness directed toward making easier the lives of people dealing with serious health problems. Like, for example, Alzheimer’s Disease.

    snip/

    Tucked away in the act is a pilot program for 10,000 people called the Independence At Home program. This is a technique first developed by the Veterans Administration — motto: Single-Payer Works! Just Ask Us! — by which a patient with a chronic disease, like Alzheimer’s, is treated in his or her own home by a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, geriatric pharmacists, and any other health professional whose specialty is required. This is not only cost-efficient, being infinitely cheaper than hospitals and nursing homes, but it is a comfort for the patients and their families, for whom familiar surroundings can be essential for psychological well-being. (Thrusting an Alzheimer’s patient suddenly into a hospital is just asking for a track meet down the halls.) The program also recognizes the reality that a huge percentage of Medicare patients are suffering from two or three chronic conditions at the same time — Alzheimer’s patients have heart disease, people with Parkinson’s also have diabetes, etc.
    “It was incredibly expensive,” says one person involved in developing the program. “You had all these people with two or three chronic diseases, and nothing was coordinated. You literally had people showing up in emergency rooms with a paper bag full of pills. The problem was that nobody got paid for coordinating all the care.”
    The program also benefits from advances in technology. “Now,” says this person, “you can put one of the diagnostic machines in the trunk of your Prius.”

    • 56 Tally
      June 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      This would have made such a HUGE difference for my father who died of AZ. Thankfully it’s only passed down maternally *whew* – my mom was wicked smart and Texas ornery till the end.

  23. 60 desertflower
    June 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Gee…Dow having a nice day today…up 234…thanks Europe for finally getting your shit together…..and thanks PBO for finally helping us get ours together 🙂

  24. 62 Tally
    June 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    BONJOUR!!!!

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      June 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      While we’re fighting the good fight, we have to watch we don’t pick up on Romney-ish/Gingrich-ish language that would describe people who have been too poor to pay for health insurance in the past as freeloaders. I don’t think President Obama would feel that way, with his background.

      Not everyone willfully tries to get medical care for free … some legitimately could never meet (or don’t have the wherewithal to know how to meet) or temporarily can’t meet the exorbitant costs of overarching coverage; hence, the need for reform regarding cost.

      This is more meant to be thought-provoking than preachy (but, heck, I’m a grandmother, so I always sound a little preachy – ha!).

      • 64 0388jojothecat
        June 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

        That’s what I was thinking this morning. That many people go to emergencies because their employers don’t pay for their medical insurance and they make too much money for state medicaid and can’t afford private insurance policies especially with young children. Even people who COULD afford it were being priced out because the insurance company kept raising the premiums for less service. There are students who could no longer be on their parents plans if they were not in college and only until they were 23yrs old.

        I believe 99% of us want insurance and the other 1% just are stubborn or just don’t want to pay. Most of the people who are complaining get their medical insurance through their jobs or medicare and just complain because they hate the President.

        It should be emphasized that the employers who are large enough to offer medical to employees should also see a reduction in their premiums which means a reduction in the deductibles and co-pays that employees pay.

        • 65 jacquelineoboomer
          June 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

          Yes, there are a gazillion different reasons why people don’t carry health care insurance, including the stubborn ones, as well as those who think they’ll never need it, but I agree the majority of those “want” it, but just can’t afford it. I realize the “tax” issue is talking to a different audience, as well, because that’s all the Rs have left, but we must remember the ones who will really be helped by the ACA – the ones who are literally dying without insurance because they can’t afford to purchase it. Glad you understand what I meant. Oh, and, single payer (Medicare for all) is really the only way, which I’m thinking we’ll get to, by the end of President Obama’s second magnificent term.

      • 66 Tally
        June 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        I call them that because that is what they are, and what they call everyone who is on welfare, no matter the horrific reasons people find themselves there. I call them that because that is the language the GOP understands. The people who CAN AFFORD to BUY insurance, but DO NOT – are FREELOADERS. Those who CANNOT afford it are who the ACA/Obamacare will HELP. They aren’t freeloaders, because they would buy insurance if they could afford it. They are the SOON-TO-HAVE-OBAMACARERS. 😀

  25. 69 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    PBO has arrived in Colorado.

  26. 70 Tally
    June 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

  27. June 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Senate sends Highway bill, Student loan, Flood insurance bill to the President for signature, 74-19!

    Another big win for the President, MSM ignores it!

  28. 80 Tally
    June 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

  29. 81 japa21
    June 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I am somewhat cynical and paranoid (Chips and I must be related) but isn’t it amazing that the day after such a significant victory, the price of oil is starting to creep back up? Has gained over $4 a barrel today.

    • 82 Bill
      June 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Things looking better in Europe is probably the reason for the increase in the price of oil.

    • June 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      “I am somewhat cynical and paranoid (Chips and I must be related)”

      😯

      (I’m more than a little cynical and paranoid about these oil prices too, Japa)

      • 84 japa21
        June 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

        Oh, I am half Irish, just to increase the slight suspicion of relatedness.

      • 86 Bill
        June 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Chips, all of the markets are so dominated by speculators with computer driven “flash trading” models fundamentals make little difference any more. With the news in Europe looking better the speculators probably came in on the upside pushing stocks as well as oil up .All of the cash being created by the Fed and other central banks is in the markets not going into loans to grow the economy. That is how JPMorgan Chase has enough cash to lose $9 billion.

  30. 88 utaustinliberal
    June 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  31. 90 Ladyhawke
    June 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    ROMNEY’S STRATEGY – “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity – (Volume #24)

    By Steve Benen

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    1. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, Romney said “we are still waiting” for President Obama “to present an immigration plan.”

    No, actually, we’re not. Obama endorsed a comprehensive reform plan years ago, and presented his own detailed plan more than a year ago.

    2. At a campaign event in Salem, Virginia, Romney said Obama had “all the support he needed” in Congress to pass immigration legislation during his first two years in office.

    That’s plainly false. There were Democratic majorities in both chambers, but not enough to overcome Republican filibusters.

    3. At the same event, Romney said Obama “did not deal with immigration” policy.

    Sure he did. Obama introduced a comprehensive immigration reform proposal; he increased deportations; he strengthened border security; and he used his prosecutorial discretion to implement the goals of the DREAM Act. Romney may not approve of these policies, but he should deny their existence.

    4. Romney also argued that Obama “promised” to keep unemployment “below 8 percent” through the Recovery Act.

    As Romney surely knows by now, that’s simply not true.

    ——————————————————

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/29/12483552-chronicling-mitts-mendacity-vol-xxiv?lite


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