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  1. October 1, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Well, I was wrong and am the first to admit it.

    I truly thought a few Rs in the House loved their Country and the PEOPLE they serve. They’ve proved tonight that they don’t.

    Continuing to prepare dinner … bbl ….

    #TrustBarack Yes We Can

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      October 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Congrats on your being first!

    • 3 hopefruit2
      October 1, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Bob I was wrong too – so don’t feel bad. I guess we were willing to give the GOP even more credit than they deserve….

      • October 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

        thank you you hf and NCLB …

        … back to the kitchen … bbl …

        • October 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

          just had to add this ….

          …. before having dinner …

          #TrustBarack

          Yes We Can

          • 6 LDS
            October 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

            Mr. Bobfr, I left you a message at the end of the last post. I do not have the skills yet to being it over. Please read it after you finish your dinner. Thank you again for your insight and information.

            In essence it says, you were NOT wrong. You were hopeful just like most of us here. It’s in our DNA. That is why we were all drawn to this hopeful soul PBO. As long as he keeps fighting for us, I will stay hopeful. I know no other way to be. We know no other ya to be. It is who we are. If not that then we would be like those dark souls in Congress who have just sold their souls.
            What have they gained when you have lost your soul. They may sleep tonight, but they will never have rest.

      • October 1, 2013 at 1:58 am

        99, nath, Judith, Linda, & Betsy.

        Thank you.

        Am so very grateful to be with you in your support of our President and our passion to ensure EVERY American has reason for hope and an assurance that the majority of us are at their side.

        We Will Prevail

        • 9 HZ
          October 1, 2013 at 3:23 am

          Thank you Bobfr for all that you do to support President Obama and the Administration. Your knowledge and will to share it is so appreciated by me. I thank you so much.HZ

    • 10 99ts
      October 1, 2013 at 12:16 am

      I think you are only wrong by a day or two Bobfr – it will come to pass

    • 11 nathkatun7
      October 1, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Well Bob, you tried to give them the benefit of acting like adults. It’s also clear that if Boehner allowed a vote on a clean CR it would have passed. John Boehner is now, without a doubt, one of the crazies!

    • 12 Judith Fardig
      October 1, 2013 at 12:37 am

      Congrats, you fierce Twitter warrior, on your gold medal place atop the comments.

    • 13 globalcitizenlinda
      October 1, 2013 at 12:44 am

      we hoped republicans had a conscience – our collective mistake

    • 14 Betsy
      October 1, 2013 at 1:30 am

      I am so sorry, I thought the same thing 😦

    • 15 Nena20409
      October 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      No You were Not.

      175 votes from the GOPers were there and ready to cast their Votes. They chickened out and joined their Crazies and became complicit in Shutting our Fed Gov’t down.

  2. 16 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 1, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Well. That’s that then.

  3. 17 Ladyhawke
    October 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

    igorvolsky ‏@igorvolsky 1h

    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-

    Flashback: GOP resists naming negotiators for budget talks http://yhoo.it/15FK2B4

    ———————————————————–

  4. 19 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

  5. October 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

    So now what? This is depressing.

  6. October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Midnight.

    And here we are.

    #Shutdown

  7. 24 desertflower
    October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Got this from TPV. Should we all call the coward and leave a message?

    Boehner’s DC phone#:
    (202) 225-6205 (from http://boehner.house.gov/conta

  8. 27 lulu
    October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Any chances that the House will pass a clean CR sometime in the next few hours?

    • 28 jziglar
      October 1, 2013 at 12:10 am

      It’s not happening. It won’t happen for a couple of days when they receive blow back.

    • 31 theo67
      October 1, 2013 at 1:03 am

      When the stock market starts falling, their rich benefactors will start screaming. The GOP aren’t interested in listening to everyday Americans – the GOP could care less. But, once their rich buddies start to see a single penny disappearing from their profit margins or stock returns.

  9. 32 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2013 at 12:06 am

  10. October 1, 2013 at 12:06 am

  11. 35 Claire
    October 1, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Assholes republicans are assholes!

  12. 38 amk for obama
    October 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

  13. October 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I still feel like this. Tomorrow will be better. Gotta believe that.

  14. October 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

    President Obama personally addresses the military and DOD civilians.

  15. 43 GGAIL
    October 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I. Am. So. Ashamed.

  16. 44 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2013 at 12:09 am

  17. 45 No Child Left Behind
    October 1, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I’ve just called the number for John Boehner someone posted earlier and left him a very customized message.

  18. October 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Watching MSNBC and I am proud of Harry Reid. He is adjourning until 9:30 a.m. Showing he will not accept conference.

  19. 51 lulu
    October 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Some happier news, it’s midnight on the east coast, and key provisions of the ACA aka Obamacare have gone into effect.

  20. 54 amk for obama
    October 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

  21. 55 cookemom
    October 1, 2013 at 12:17 am

    PBO just released a video as CIC to the troops. MSNBC is playing it now. ‘You and your family deserve better’.

  22. 58 amk for obama
    October 1, 2013 at 12:17 am

    The US government begins a partial shutdown after the Republican-led House of Representatives refuses to approve a budget for next year.

    This is beeb’s headlines right now. Will be interesting to see how soon they change it to bothsidesdidit.

    • 59 hopefruit2
      October 1, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Once they get the green light from their American corporate sponsors…the talking points will follow…

  23. 60 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

  24. 61 a4alice
    October 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

    ai yi yi I said goodnight at the end of the last post but now am really going to bed. gads what a night. 2014 can’t come soon enough.

  25. 62 desertflower
    October 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I’m going to bed. The good news is that you can now sign up for healthcare…I hope MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of people do just that. Tonight alone. It would be so fitting and such a well planted poke in the eye to Republicans that love the thought of Americans dying or going bankrupt so that corporations can reap bigger profits. Healthcare.gov!!!!!!

    • 63 57andfemale
      October 1, 2013 at 12:44 am

      Well, there are glitches. I’ve been waiting for a live chat to go through because the security questions for creating an account are blank and I cannot move forward. Don’t want ANY glitches for the evildoers to hang their hats on.

  26. 64 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2013 at 12:19 am

  27. October 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

  28. 67 vcprezofan2
    October 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

    What do you say when you are faced with a group of people who are supposed to be leaders but care only for themselves? Republicans blow my mind with their insensitivity and utter disregard for others.

  29. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    October 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

    there are times when it you wonder how you got pushed into doing extreme things you were never capable of

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      October 1, 2013 at 12:28 am

      Tomorrow is another day, and Barack Obama will still be our President, and Obamacare is here to stay, and we can hang with like-minded people on TOD and elsewhere!

  30. 70 99ts
    October 1, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Well my plumber didn’t arrive and the GOP shut down the US government. The former will have a short term impact on my life style – the latter will probably impact it for much longer – and I don’t even live in the USA

    For all those who depend on government services/employment and whatever – my heart goes out to you. I spent years living from paycheck to paycheck – missing one was life threatening.

    • 71 LDS
      October 1, 2013 at 12:47 am

      99ts, I feel you. I thank you for that.
      It reminded me of those days and I never want anyone to feel that way. Especially, in the riches country in the world.
      I do not feel sleep coming because all I can see is Michele Bachman’s stupid face. I rather stay up a while. I am not going to force that nightmare. How can they think this is a good thing is beyond me?

      • 72 99ts
        October 1, 2013 at 1:31 am

        So many go through those times – especially with a young family and trying to pay a mortgage or high rents – People in congress earning $176,000 with govt supplied everything have NO idea of the hurt they are causing – or maybe they do – and they just don’t care.
        “Tomorrow is another day” Don’t forget to sleep.

  31. October 1, 2013 at 12:24 am

  32. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    October 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I have to register my phone call tonight – live near the Weeper of the House’s district so this is important.

    Yes, I will be knocking on doors starting tomorrow to throw out my rightwing representative and moron neighbor Weeper of the House.

  33. 76 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2013 at 12:28 am

  34. 77 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2013 at 12:28 am

  35. 78 dotster3
    October 1, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Well, at least it looks like there are many interested consumers—–see tweets that the NY healthcare site has crashed.

    • 79 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      October 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

      That’s good news in a twisted kind of way. The Minnesota site won’t be available until tomorrow afternoon. I hope the demand is huge. There are three months to get signed up but I’m dying to get a look at the plans. Sweet dreams.

  36. 80 Mellesia Barnett
    October 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

  37. 82 57andfemale
    October 1, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Glitches creating an account at healthcare.gov. Security question fields are blank. Waiting for live chat help.

  38. October 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

  39. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    October 1, 2013 at 12:44 am

    “Health Access CA” is a little off in their messaging, but, hey, I like it.

  40. 85 HZ
    October 1, 2013 at 2:09 am

    We will get through this TOD family. Try to keep someone in your space with a thoughtful quiet meditation and prayer. A child needs comfort tomorrow; a senior needs reassurance and meals; a family needs a pay check to start the week and the month.

    This is very hard; but we will get through it. Put some good thoughts in your space for POB. Please. Millions are doing exactly that tonight as we have been every night he has been our president. And we Will Not Stop Now. We are the prayer warriors for this president. Hold On, please.

    We do not have answers all of the time, but we have seen faithfulness in the graces to this president. We pray and then we act, and then we wait; then we give thanks and continue to keep the space filled with supplications. We will get through all of this. Good night everyone.HZ


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