Feeling Good!


Watch the full video at National Journal

Thanks amk!

177 Responses to “Feeling Good!”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’m here.

    • 2 ChristiMTL
      June 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Yes I noticed lol…first again!….

    • June 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Helloooooooooooooooo VC ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 4 vcprezofan2
        June 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

        There’s my President and ‘his’ kids hugging as many as his hands can reach. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good thing he has large hands and a huge heart. Thanks, CC! Just what the doctor ordered! ๐Ÿ˜†

        • 5 ChristiMTL
          June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

          Chips has a good memory! She knows you prefer pictures of the President with children…..

          • 6 vcprezofan2
            June 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

            Oh yeah! Isn’t she great? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ She knows her children by name and preferences. ๐Ÿ˜†
            [ps. Don’t tell her I said this, but it’s one of the reasons I keep coming back. There’s a certain comfort in knowing that you are known and accepted (as quiet and unobtrusive) so you can be yourself.]

  2. 7 ChristiMTL
    June 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

    lol hilarious,

    • June 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Strange. I was locked out from posting directly, but I can still post replies…

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      June 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Hi Christi, I see we raced over together! That’s one funny clip. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Of course, it makes me marvel at the capability of modern technology, while questioning if I can ever again trust my eyes other than in ‘real life’.

      • 15 ChristiMTL
        June 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

        Yes Vic and did you notice as well that you came first…again! lol…….I’m too slow for sure.

        • 16 vcprezofan2
          June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

          Nah, we arrived together! The gate was just too narrow for a side by side entry so you graciously stepped aside. I stepped in because I knew if we stopped to debate it someone else would just have squeezed past. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 17 Betsy
      June 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

      I thought it was genius. LOVED it.

  3. 21 Sandee
    June 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Chips, it is me who used to be SanPPTX (I think). Also could be the iPad shows up under sandee@regaug.com. Back in 07/08, I went by boomer7 on the OFA blog. Have not made many comments , but check in here many times per day. It is my home and all TODville, my family, though few “know” me. Have vowed to interact more in the weeks to come, if I feel brave enough. So please put me on the okay list when you get a chance. I will just be reading all the good stuff here in the meantime. Love you Ms Chips.

    • June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Welcome Sandee!!! So sorry if you got stuck in pending/spam land, GREAT to have you here! And please comment whenever you want, we’d love to hear from you! Thanks a million for visiting.

    • 23 vcprezofan2
      June 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Aaah, Sandee! One of those family members who move away and with whom you lose contact. ๐Ÿ˜† Well the door here is always open and we welcome the prodiGAL without the need for any bravery on their part. All we ask is that you always show respect to the patriarch. So brush your traveling feet off, make yourself comfortable and let’s get to know each other. I’m the quiet one (and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise). ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 24 Sandee
        June 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        VC: thanks for the welcome, and the encouragement. BTW, since I’m a long time visitor here, that ” quiet one” dog won’t hunt. Just saying’! JK…love your spunkiness girl!

        • 25 vcprezofan2
          June 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

          ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Was worth a try, S, in case you hadn’t really been paying attention.

  4. 26 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    OMG Hilarious. Thanks Chips on my way to share this everywhere.

  5. 30 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I just couldn’t resist ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. 45 japa21
    June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Chips, it never fails to happen. I post an extremely well writtn an cogent statement which would unoubtedly dazzle everybody, post it and see you have already gone to a new post. SIGH

    Anyway, I was responding to 57andfemale about her observation of more positive coverage in the local news (in this case Chicago) about what the ACA does. I was mentioning how one of our local channels WGN has two so called experts, one Dem and one GOP and how both are really pathetic, and how the GOP defender called the upholdiong of the ACA as a lsoign proposition for PBO and basically sealed the election for Romney because the court ruled it A tax. The Dem did not really opush back against that, Anyway, that is when I wrote:

    I would really like for people to say:
    โ€œLook, actually the SC upheld the mandate on Commerce Clause grounds. 80% of the Justices who upheld the law did it on that basis. Only 1 Justice argued it was constitutional as a tax. But even if you do want to consider it a tax, it only applies to the small minority who refuse to accept personal responsibility and obtain insurance. And you know who would pay for their healthcare if they had a major illness or accident? The rest of the taxpayers. The people who accept that repsonsbility would pay for it through higher costs for their insurance and higher charges from the health care providers. Are you endorsing freeloading?โ€

    And I wanted to add that I am seeing a lot of new names here. Cool.

    • 46 desertflower
      June 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Exactly right, japa…this tax thing will blow up in their faces. The god Norquist needs to be exposed once and for all as the biggest freeloader on the planet! As should every single bone head Republican that signed his bogus pledge! THEY ARE ALL FREELOADERS NOW! Tax is not a dirty word, but a way to ensure that a civilized society benefits equally from the things that we all benefit from. Even if we’re not talking about healthcare, they don’t want taxes for anything! To repair roads, bridges, schools,internet,clean air, clean water,post offices,and yes, healthcare. WE ALL USE THIS, and THEY don’t want to pay for it! The party of pretend “responsibility” doesn’t want to take any responsibility! They want to use roads, bridges,healthcare, internet, get clean air and water….for FREE! Or…make everyone ELSE pay FOR them! I’d say it just like that…I dare them.

      The other thing is, maybe with another Republican candidate this tax argument would hold more water…but Mitt did this exact same thing in MA.It’s the law there…been the law. I don’t see how he harps on this with any of it sticking…in fact, I think it may just turn a lot of independent voters off….and make the point of Romney’s lies even more clear to those indies…and anyone else that cares to pay attention.

  7. 47 andogriff
    June 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Good morning everyone! So many threads, so little time…. WONDERFUL coverage of all the health care joy today, thanks so much to you, Ms Chips… and CONGRATS on 11 million hits, fantastic, and so well-deserved!

  8. 48 overseasgranny
    June 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Love that video! Thanks from me, too, AMK.

  9. 49 Pamela
    June 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

    He got the moves! So, how long do we think until Myth and his mob of imbeciles try to spin that by passing a health care program in MA, he is the ‘true creator’ of the ACA? Or is he already trying to grab it? I’m off to work, everyone, have a blessed day!

    • 50 desertflower
      June 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Hey…if he wants Romneycare hung around his neck….works for me! Can’t have it both ways…can’t say you want to repeal this law, and in the same breath embrace the ACA as your own.

      • 51 Debz
        June 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

        If the gop had any other candidate, their plan to make the election about the ACA would work, but poor Mittens will be buried by Romneycare.

    • 52 theo67
      June 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Even if Romney tries to claim credit for Romneycare, then there’s enough evidence to show that it was a good start, but there were tons of issues with the thing (no cost controls), and Governor Deval Patrick was the one who got the thing sorted so that it actually works.

  10. 53 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

    “Thanks amk”. That’s it ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  11. 66 andogriff
    June 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

    OK amk…. YOU ROCK! The video is priceless! : )))

  12. 69 cuphalffull
    June 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I read this comment on another blog – supposedly paraphrased from a manual on psychological warfare: “When faced with an enemy that promulgates conspiracy theories that exceed the boundaries of reason, it is a highly effective form of disruption to inject “obviously crazy” memes into the enemy’s constituency.”

    • June 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Yeah, you’re only thinking that because the Orbital Mind-Control Lasers are telling you to.

      So there. =P =)

    • 71 Bill
      June 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

      June 28, 2012 with their reaction to the SCOTUS decision and the contempt of Congress vote may well be remembered as the day the Republican Party went over the edge into complete “craziness”.

  13. June 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Their is DWS! She is on Thomas Roberts Show, sounds like She has a sore throat.
    But, She is doing really good! We need Her.

  14. 74 SeptemberSandy
    June 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Good Morning – thank you for allowing me to post on the WONDERFUL site. I am still basking in the afterglow of yesterdays SC ruling. I have been coming to this site for some time and have learned so much, laughed so loud and truley feel this is the place for getting the news. Oh – one more thought – What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!

  15. 77 desertflower
    June 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Party of NO Ideas…is still the Party of No Ideas…


    Republican Congressman Admits GOP Has โ€˜Noโ€™ Plan To Replace Obamacare

    • 78 desertflower
      June 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

      All this talking about healthcare these past 3 YEARS….nothing.Dead Zone. Zilch. Zip. Nada. Nobody Home.

      • 79 vcprezofan2
        June 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

        This is what we can repeatedly and simply point out to our contacts, GOP has nothing to offer YOU. We can start our reminders with today’s admission, but the GOP have provided many examples with which we can continue the dialogue

  16. 80 Suzette
    June 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Good morning all.

    OMG, This video is the best. I am “deading” with laughter, tears and all. This is too good.

  17. 81 desertflower
    June 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Oh shit…#1 GOP talking point..flaming out!!!!


    Why Obamacare Is A Tax Cut For Millions Of Americans

  18. June 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Crossroads is going up against Heitcamp I ND, for what they call Obama tax.
    They are trying to divide and conquer, and when you have People like McCaskil and Manchin…!

  19. 83 desertflower
    June 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

    thinkprogress Dow up 205 points today #obamacare
    about 1 hour ago ยท reply ยท retweet ยท favorite

    Just sayin’….

    • 84 Liberal Librarian
      June 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Obamacare being upheld may be one thing contributing. But it’s mostly that the EU got its act together and has a plan for stronger fiscal and political union, as well as a plan to prop up the banks from EU funds, rather than leaving it up to the member nations to do it.

  20. 85 Dudette
    June 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

    LOL! That video is GREAT! I needed a good laugh this morning! Thanks for posting it, Chips! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. 86 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Welcome to the newbies here today. Hope you will be our permanent guests./ sd TOD’ers.

    • 87 donna dem 4 obama
      June 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Isn’t it great! I’m so glad Chips opened up the guest list ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I was sharing that money bomb link everywhere on the internet yesterday so I thought we might get some newbies.

      So glad to see them posting this morning. We Need ALL Hands On Deck for this years re-election. Yippee!!!!

    • 88 desertflower
      June 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Yes! What amk said:) Welcome!

  22. June 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Got donations?-

    In the wake of Mitt Romney’s 24-hour fundraising blitz, President Obama’s Chicago-based reelection campaign is claiming that they’ve actually raised more.

    “We’ve outraised the Romney campaign in that time period but that’s not the point – our supporters are more committed than ever to ensuring that insurance companies can’t drop coverage for people who get sick or discriminate against people with preexisting conditions by reelecting the President,” campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an email.

    “It’s perverse that Mitt Romney wont share details about what he’d do for the millions he’d leave uninsured or at the whims of insurance companies when he ‘kills Obamacare dead,’ but he’ll share the hourly details of his fundraising after the Supreme Court ruling,” LaBolt said.

    In the 24 hours since health care’s passage, Romney claimed a $4.6 million haul from more than 47,000 donors โ€” at an average donation of $100 per person. The Obama campaign would not comment on the amount raised.

    We Win!!!!!

  23. 91 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

  24. June 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Peacock Mantis Shrimp’s Secret to Better Body Armor:

    Using the shrimp’s “clubs” as a guide to creating much stronger artificial materials.

  25. June 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/28/pentagon-starts-phoenix-dead-satellite-trial/

  26. June 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

    LOOK at how we pay for this?-

    The highway, student loan and flood insurance package Congress is expected to approve today includes provisions that would raise $20 billion in new tax and fee revenues from companies.

    One of the new measures would adjust the way pension liabilities are measured for companies. Currently, companies are generally required to contribute more into their pension plans because interest rates are at historic lows.


    Paging Norquist? LOL! LMAO!
    (avoid comment section)

  27. 105 Dakota
    June 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Good Morning My Lovelies!!!

    What a great day!!! Gonna send a few more bucks my President’s way!

  28. June 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

  29. 107 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

    For those of you following Syria, this comment and tweet may be of interest:


    Timing is everything, as they say ….

    Yes We Can

    • June 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

      I told you, the Arab League, the Muslim moderates, need to get involved. Viola!
      Let’s hope it works.
      Remember, the Saudi Prince just came to wh last week… Hmmmm!

    • 109 Liberal Librarian
      June 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Holy crap! That’s a BFD.

      Of course, the image of the Saudis fighting for a people to throw off the yoke of tyranny is more than a bit mind-boggling.

      • 110 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        Will know more, LL, in the next 48 h. ~ 10 days ago when I suggested that we would likely see significant events in the days ahead we already had hints that the momentum had clearly shifted to the FSA. From what little I know, it seems Syria has become the tourist destination of choice in the past few months and the height of the season appears to be soon upon us ๐Ÿ˜‰


        • 111 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          June 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

          And, note that ASSad has now been reduced to firing rockets and artillery at his key commercial center of Aleppo … that’s definitely not ‘good news for McCain’ … ๐Ÿ˜‰


  30. 112 LOL
    June 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I FREAKING LOVE THE OBAMA TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In the wake of Mitt Romney’s 24-hour fundraising blitz, President Obama’s Chicago-based reelection campaign is claiming that they’ve actually raised more.

    “We’ve outraised the Romney campaign in that time period but that’s not the point – our supporters are more committed than ever to ensuring that insurance companies can’t drop coverage for people who get sick or discriminate against people with preexisting conditions by reelecting the President,” campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an email.

    “It’s perverse that Mitt Romney wont share details about what he’d do for the millions he’d leave uninsured or at the whims of insurance companies when he ‘kills Obamacare dead,’ but he’ll share the hourly details of his fundraising after the Supreme Court ruling,” LaBolt said.

    In the 24 hours since health care’s passage, Romney claimed a $4.6 million haul from more than 47,000 donors โ€” at an average donation of $100 per person. The Obama campaign would not comment on the amount raised.

    • June 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm


      I’m so thrilled I can’t stand it. Chips, you have done so much to make this happen. CHEERS.
      I was able to raise $500 myself yesterday in both small and large donations, thanks to the gorgeous generous people here. Every dollar counts and every donation is just a complete THRILL. You are all just beyond amazing.

    • 117 amk for obama
      June 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      First it was 2 mil, then it was 2.5 mil and now it’s 4.6 mil suddenly? I call it bullshit. As usual, the truth of these numbers will come out in a week or two.

  31. June 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Friday said the combined highway, student loan and flood insurance package coming up for votes in Congress would reduce the deficit byย $16.3 billion over 10 years.ย 

    The bill funds highway programs for two years and prevents a doubling of interest rates on Stafford student loans for one year.

    The CBO’s score is unlikely to sway some conservatives who are objecting to the bill over the level of spending it contains. Heritage Action and the Club for Growth are against the bill and urging lawmakers to vote no.ย 


    Avoid comment section.

  32. 119 Ladyhawke
    June 29, 2012 at 11:52 am


    As Rachel Maddow reported last night, when President Obama spoke to the nation about the SC ruling he was a human brochure for the Affordable Care Act. He ticked off the elements in fine fashion. He provided a very effective ad for Obamacare while he had the attention of the nation.

    The Republican Party succeeded in demonizing the ACA back in 2010 with staged town halls and deceptive ads. But one of the best things to come out of the SC ruling is that it gives the Democrats another bite at the apple to explain the the elements of ACA. Polling shows overall support for the ACA is low, but there is support for individual elements on both sides of the aisle.

    Rachel Maddow makes the case for why the real benefit to Democrats of the Supreme Court’s upholding of the ACA is that they can campaign on it’s politically popular components provided they can compete with the massively funded opposition advertising that will run over the course of the unduly long 4 years.

    A second chance for the Democrats to make the case for health care.


  33. 120 LOL
    June 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Did you guys know it was Solicitor General Don Verrill’s birthday? He is totally going to get wasted.

  34. June 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Actor George Clooney, who hosted a high-profile fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his home in May, is heading to Switzerland this summer for another campaign event.

    Clooney will attend a fundraiser the presidentโ€™s re-election in Geneva on August 27, according to an invitation on the campaignโ€™s website.

    It’s part of the quest to leave no source of fundraising untapped โ€”ย and that includes expatriate overseas donors. Other Obama fundraisers have held overseas events for the campaign โ€” and the Daily’s Dan Hirschhorn reported that Mitt Romney was weighing a fundraiser in Israel.


  35. 125 Brit
    June 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

    No more grace period on student loans

    Starting Sunday, grad students to pay interest while in school, undergrads lose 6-month grace period


    9:34 a.m. CDT, June 28, 2012
    College students are facing a roughly $20 billion increase in the cost of their federal loans, despite a much-heralded deal in Washington to contain the expense of higher education.

    Starting Sunday, students hoping to earn the graduate degrees that have become mandatory for many white-collar jobs will become responsible for paying the interest on their federal loans while they are in school and immediately after they graduate. That means they’ll have to pay an extra $18 billion out of pocket over the next decade.

    Meanwhile, the government will no longer cover the interest on undergraduate loans during the six months after students finish school. That’s expected to cost them more than $2 billion.

    These changes have received little attention as lawmakers instead focus on preventing a spike in interest rates on federal student loans. They are the fallout of earlier political battles and compromises over broader issues such as the federal budget and the national debt ceiling. And they are forcing students such as Clarise McCants to make tough choices about how to pursue academic goals without jeopardizing financial security.

    “I don’t want to hastily make a decision that could waste thousands of dollars I don’t have,” said McCants, who said she will have to put off graduate school after finishing her undergraduate degree at Howard University in the spring. “That could kind of prove disastrous for my finances.”


    • June 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      That is not happening, senate to vote on that today, House to follow. Nut, Club fit growth wants no new spending, so we shall hope it goes through!

  36. June 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm


  37. 131 Bill
    June 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I would love to hear the reaction of Malia and Sasha to the Leno video.

  38. 132 jackiegrumbacher
    June 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    As Michelle Obama has often told us the president goes big and long. I think the major “selling” of Obama care that all of us have wanted has been waiting for this SCOTUS action. The president was biding his time waiting to see whether the bill would survive in tact. Now the path is clear for a major push and I think we’re going to see a big marketing campaign with lots of examples of the people helped and lots of “just the facts ma’am” ads. Remember when the president waited until after the debt ceiling crisis was passed and the deal cut and then starting lighting into congress and calling them on their idiocy? He was holding his cards until the debt ceiling issue was safely in harbor. I think we’re going to see the same thing on health care in the days and weeks ahead. The SCOTUS decision freed the president to act and when he does he’s unstoppable.

    • June 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      I totally agree. Not only will you see the massive marketing campaign (which we have already been seeing some of it) I would not be surprised if the President’s timetable on implementation of certain aspects of the law isn’t moved up considerably. Several things went into effect early. Sebellius is amazing and I think things are further along than we think.

    • 134 edp4bho
      June 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Ding ding ding. Exactly. All in due time. Hello Jackie, and Jackie. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is exactly why he hedged when asked several times about his messaging. I remember this vividly. Come on, PBO deficient in messaging? Not !! Jackiegrumbacher, I thank you for the info you posted earlier regarding Pennsylvania voting requirements. Will add it to my info pack.

  39. 135 vcprezofan2
    June 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    TODville, how about we take any opportunity today to thank someone in the Obama Admin by name, not necessarily a front line person. Look up their position or name or twitter handle on the google. It won’t take long if we have someone in mind. We send messages when they mess up, and yes they didn’t make this SC decision, but it’s the best opportunity we’ve had recently to send positive messages. Everyone, well mostly everyone, enjoys a pat on the shoulder from time to time. MSM puts spin on their made up news all the time. Why shouldn’t we put a positive spin on our very real good news? What do you say?

  40. 139 amk for obama
    June 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  41. June 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    That video is hilarious

  42. June 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Hi TOD family. Second day of dirty dancing! With the SC’s decision upholding Obamacare and my new ‘puter (can post again)…well “I’m Having the Time of My Life”. Hope all who are able has sent the Obama Campaign a little dough-ray-me.

  43. 142 sherijr
    June 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Happy 11 million plus Chips- wow what a day yesterday indeed. My family lost two Aunts in the past week.. and thus a funeral yesterday & another coming up on Monday- so I’ve missed so much of the celebrations here. But I’m truly thrilled & grateful that the Supreme court did the right thing, and so proud of President Obama. And I’m proud of the many Dems yesterday who walked out on that sham of a contempt vote. Happy friday to all!

  44. 158 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I think I am going to fill out that survey thing again and suggest that now that ACA has been settled by the SC that the campaign do a “Did You Know” series listing in each video for real tv not just the web the benefits of Obamacare and how it affects us personally.

    • June 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Great idea, donna dem. Personal, positive stories spread in every conceivable venue will be a great counter to the repub’s claim that Obama’s mandate is somehow a huge tax increase.

      • 160 cluny
        June 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

        Good idea donna. I noticed how well the latino DEAM order that the President made last week went over with many voters. I think that was because the videos of all those young people crying and becoming so emotional when PBO made the announcement was very moving to people. I suspect that is the way to go with ACA – images of ordinary people ecstatic, crying with relief, happiness etc that the bill was passed (almost twice). Crowd scenes work very well in helping viewers identify with those represented onscreen. One of the best, most emtional clips that TOD has ever uploaded comes from the National Geographic documentary on Pete Souza (about 2 or three minutes on the passing of ACA). Hope this suggestion isn’t too presumptious.

    • 161 jacquelineoboomer
      June 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Donna – I’m going to email a suggestion to the White House – not the campaign – that they immediately use MY TAX DOLLARS by issuing letters explaining the provisions of the ACA and send them to each household in America, so the truth can go directly to the masses. The letter can be signed by President Obama, similar to letters that have gone out in the past when people are getting across-the-board rebate checks and the like (including seniors). That is a legitimate governmental expense.

      Fools who do not actually know what’s in ACA but continue to listen to FOX, et al., should get these letters. And the letters could borrow from a phrase going’ round recently, that I loved, used in a postscript:

      P.S. I love the sound you make when you STFU. /s/ PBO

  45. 162 Claire
    June 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Love my gov!

    …Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) took a heck of a shot at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Friday on a conference call organized by the Obama campaign following the Supreme Court’s health care ruling.

    “The only health care mandate they can embrace are transvaginal probes for women,” he said of Republicans. McDonnell signed a mandatory ultrasound bill in March that required women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion. The bill was later revised, allowing women to opt for an abdominal ultrasound.

  46. June 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

  47. 166 Linda
    June 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Mitt Romneyโ€™s campaign has raised $4.2 million in online donations since the Supreme Court health care ruling, press secretary Andrea Saul tweeted early Friday:

    Fundraising update for #FullRepeal: 42k+ donations, $4.2 million raised online for @MittRomney since #scotus decision
    โ€” Andrea Saul (@andreamsaul) June 29, 2012

    Small donors ?????????????

  48. June 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I have to say, after the media jerked us around for weeks on this decision, I just have to keep pinching myself to realize ACA was upheld. I’m absolutely giddy this morning.

  49. 168 Ladyhawke
    June 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Supreme Court rules to uphold Obamacare, the right goes completely freaking nuts

    By Eclectablog


    • 169 anniebella
      June 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Ladyhawke, the right doesn’t go nuts, they are already nuts, freaking crazy NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. 170 Ladyhawke
    June 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm


    With friends like Rubio…

    By Steve Benen


    Now it’s falling on Rubio to defend Romney’s health care reform law, which happens to be nearly identical to President Obama’s health care reform law. Specifically, 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.”



    • 171 amk for obama
      June 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      yeah, ‘if you don’t like our plan, then move out’ is a great way to sell your candidate. That’s the ticket.

  51. June 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Still smiling, now to protect our leaders and take out those who hate our Country and Us. Vote to protect our hard won rights.

  52. 173 Linda
    June 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker are holding their breath and stamping their feet……


    • 174 amk for obama
      June 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Fine, then feds will step in and set up those exchanges. Who are the peeps gonna trust more fed’s exchanges or these incompetent govnors’ exchanges ?

  53. 176 Diana
    June 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    That made me feel so good!!! lol

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