‘Love is Love’




The President’s statement:




98 Responses to “‘Love is Love’”

  1. 1 japa21
    June 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Great day today, but we can’t rest and let VRA defeat us.

    • 2 japa21
      June 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Meant VRA decision

    • 3 cookemom
      June 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I think the VRA ruling may have waken the sleeping beast. Those long lines at the voting booths in 2012 was just a hint of what happens when our voting rights are threatened. Now, that SCOTUS has all but said the attempts to suppress the votes may continue, makes it official. That won’t sit well with folks who would otherwise be apathetic toward exercising their right to vote. The GOP, including its SCOTUS justices, just can’t help themselves from overreach.

      • 4 sabreen60
        June 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

        cookemom, I said this on the previous thread:

        Agreed. I am happy about DOMA. But it does not ease the pain and anger in my heart. Texas and other states have already moved to initiate voting restriction laws. Laws that the DOJ under Section 4 said they could not do in 2012. Well now all bets are off. They will do whatever they want and they know filing lawsuits against them is bullshit. The SCOTUS knew this would happen. They are not stupid men. The are Koch pawns. They are Republicans and whatever they can do to help Republicans win elections, they will do. Striking down DOMA will NOT hurt Republicans at the polls. Keeping as many black folk away from the polls will HELP Republicans. The Republicans on the bench do NOTHING out of good conscience.

        • 5 cookemom
          June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

          Sure thry will do unimaginable things to suppress the vote of AAs and other minorities. That doesn’t mean that we can’t vote. It means we will have to be more determined than ever to meet the requirments, however unfair and GOTV. They will throw all kinds of restrictions at us, but compared to folks who lost their lives for the right to vote, this is but a minor inconvenience. We vote in enough numbers and we turn it around. I think the number I read was a 7% increase in voting will undo gerrymandering and put the folks in office who can readdress VRA.

          • 6 jackiegrumbacher
            June 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

            Well said, cookemom. This is the spur that is going to make all of us try harder to register, make sure people have the proper ID and get out the vote. Anger and a sense of injustice are BIG motivators.

  2. 8 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

  3. 9 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    It is a wonderful America under President Barack Obama.

    • 10 CEB
      June 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

      One step backward and three steps forward (DOMA, climate change initiative, and defeat of anti-woman bill in Texas) and as was noted earlier, it is only Wednesday. America under PBO is indeed a wonderful thing.

    • 11 57andfemale
      June 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Some sections of DOMA still exist. This was not a repeal by SCOTUS. States still have the right to not recognize a marriage from another state. Federal benefits are available to all, but the states are still a patchwork.

      In fact, a full repeal should be part of the actions going forward.

      See, dumb, loony left, PBO was right to fight for legislative action by repealing DADT. It actually affirmed rights going forward, something an executive order cannot do. And something that is difficult to undo in general.

  4. June 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    PROP8 Plaintiffs just got a call from the President on live tv. How cool was that

  5. 16 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Pres. Obama is amazing!

  6. 17 lisalovesobama
    June 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

    apparently, Batsh*t Bachmann has something to say about DOMA and marriage in general. I would ask her to take a good look at her own marriage before she starts yapping about what type of marriage is right in the eyes of a “Holy God.” 🙄


    • June 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Is she still relevant? I don’t think so

      • 19 lisalovesobama
        June 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

        okay?! I just wanted to ding/mock her, because…… well, just because I can. 😉

        • 20 HZ
          June 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

          Morning lisa. Good to see you. Jim Messina sent out an excellent tweet on twitter to her. I do not know how to bring it over. I just retweeted it though.

          ((((((((( Love you and so good to continue to see you, my dear and special family member.)))))))))))HZ

          • 21 lisalovesobama
            June 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

            Hi HZ!! So glad to hear from you. You appear to be in good spirits and for that I am eternally grateful! Thanks so much for your kind words, much much love, Lisa 🙂

            • 22 HZ
              June 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

              Hi my wonderful lisa!!! I am in good spirits. I am trying to take it one day of gratefulness with all that is in my space. I am now on a “beer regiment” for my gut, and I do not like the taste of beer. However, I did some research with my doctors, and I found one great organic ale that my tastebuds seem to tolerate, and it seems to be helping some.

              You are so welcome. You are very special to me, and I so happy to be around when you are here. You give me joyous laughter. TY so much. HZ

        • 23 jackiegrumbacher
          June 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

          Good for you, Lisa. It’s always a good day when you add a comment. I love that Bachmann talks about the “clear will of Americans” because what she really means is her own clear will. She has no more idea of what Americans think and want than do the pandas at the National Zoo.

    • 24 CEB
      June 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

      She did not complain when the will of Americans was subverted by the court yesterday. She should sit down and stfu; maybe then she will realize that her husband is gay.

  7. June 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

  8. 29 cookemom
    June 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Wasn’t there some clamor about PBO using executive privilege for DADT/DOMA changes? That PBO, he sure knows how to see the big picture. If only he could impart some of that steely patience he has onto the masses.

    • 30 Layla
      June 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

      one by one cookemon!

    • 31 CEB
      June 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Those who oppose him keep forgetting that he is a constitutional lawyer; he taught it and knows it inside and out. A law is always better than an ED that can be changed by the next president. Think of where we would be if Roe vs. Wade had not been made into law.

  9. June 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

  10. 42 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:30 am


  11. 44 Nena20409
    June 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Thus Far 😉

    It’s a Beautiful Day…..U2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_detailpage&v=PMV_aicvjwQ#t=39s

  12. 49 Jovie
    June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Ecuador demands Obama make a written request for NSA leaker
    Julian Pecquet
    06/26/13 10:50 AM ET
    The Ecuadorian Embassy’s deputy chief of mission said the showdown over Edward Snowden “wasn’t being provoked by Ecuador.” …


    • 50 desertflower
      June 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Neh…just shoot his balls off and we’re good.

    • 51 lisalovesobama
      June 26, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Ecuador is full of crap. They know they mouthed off to the US gov without thinking about the consequences and PBO and the gobment reminded them about all they have to lose if they put up a fight. this is Ecuador walking back their statements while trying to save. If I weren’t using my work computer for this response, I’d spell out that tried and true four letter “f” word.

  13. 53 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

    It has been a hell of a week and it’s only Wednesday.

  14. 54 bluemoon
    June 26, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Wow… didn’t know hat thomas guy from Msnbc was gay too

  15. 58 Jovie
    June 26, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Also, mixed emotions on Aaron Hernandez, somebody is dead, yet I feel sorry for him.

  16. June 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

    @DanaHoule: SCOTUS to black people in the South: “Marry who you want, but don’t expect to vote.

  17. 62 4morefor44
    June 26, 2013 at 11:44 am

    plus the secretary of the navy now is openly gay. more judges and government employees who are openly gay than ever….wonder if the “evolve already” fair-weather liberals will finally understand that as a president seeking reelection, president obama has to talk publicly about things in a way that don’t exactly match his personal beliefs? yes, that was a rhetorical question.

  18. 70 amk for obama
    June 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

    No.9 seed wozniacki out in two sets,beaten by 135 or something seed. This wimbledon will set the record for upsets

  19. 74 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Link to his statement.


  20. 78 amk for obama
    June 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

  21. 80 Jovie
    June 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

  22. 81 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Oh My Memories!!!!Trust me…they will cherish that phone call FOREVER!!

    This is the WH (AF1) operator hold for President Obama… Where is my fainting couch!!

  23. 83 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

    What this President has done for this country is breathtaking.

    • 84 HZ
      June 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Yes, he has UT. And thank you for All that you do for Chips and all of us here. (((((((((((((((((( You are elegantly amazing.))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  24. June 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  25. June 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Too fucking much to catch up on.

    I have a post ready to go after this. Any objections from the blog tyrants?

  26. June 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This ruling was made possible by President Obama’s Justice appointments Sotomayor and Kagan. They have been outstanding!

  27. 95 criquet
    June 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hello all. Great news one way ,bad the other but press on.

    Dems need to do more of this:

  28. 96 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Wooooooooot. Hot damn I love this woman.

  29. 97 Jeff
    June 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    this has not made up for the voting rights act. I am still angry.

  30. June 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    From UniteWomen.org

    “For all those who shared stories with #standwithWendy, here is the email she just sent out:

    Wow. What a day.

    I cannot believe the amazing outpouring of support and encouragement that you delivered over the course of my 12 1/2 hour filibuster on the Senate floor.

    This may seem hard to believe but I only have a few additional words to share at this time. First, I want to say an incredible and heartfelt thank you to the ten of thousands of Texans and Americans that offered their support and wishes of kindness throughout the day. Your presence at the capitol and your calls, emails, Facebook messages and tweets have sustained us and gave me the opportunity to make your voice heard.

    Most importantly, I simply have no words to express my gratitude to those who lent their voice in the over 12,000 personal stories that you bravely and selflessly shared with me to object to this dangerous legislation.

    Although I was the one with the microphone on the floor of the Senate today, it was your voice and your words – it was your filibuster.

    Now we can’t fool ourselves. Governor Perry and the legislative leadership see their own political livelihood tied to denying women their full rights to make their own health decisions, and they won’t stop here.

    I will admit I am a bit tired. But I’m ready to keep fighting and assure you I won’t stop. And, without a doubt I know you will never stop fighting for the Texas we love.

    Thank you with all my heart and we will be back to fight another day.

    Your friend and, proudly, your State Senator,


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