Chat Away



112 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 sonjiaduncan
    October 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hi TOD!

  2. October 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Congrats on 1st Donna!!!

    Hope all of you enjoy this … our President Does Not Cave ….

    “Republicans finally confronting reality: They’re trapped!
    Obama’s ironclad resolve not to negotiate over the debt limit appears to finally be sinking in among GOP leaders”

    After struggling for weeks and weeks in stages one through four, Republicans are finally entering the final stage of grieving over the death of their belief that President Obama would begin offering concessions in exchange for an increase in the debt limit.

    The catalyzing event appears to have been an hour-plus long meeting between Obama and Congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday. Senior administration officials say that if the meeting accomplished only one thing it was to convey to Republican leaders the extent of Obama’s determination not to negotiate with them over the budget until after they fund the government and increase the debt limit. These officials say his will here is stronger than at any time since he decided to press ahead with health care reform after Scott Brown ended the Democrats’ Senate supermajority in 2010.

    There’s evidence that it sunk in.”



  3. 8 sonjiaduncan
    October 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    What a day! Car chase. Gun fired by a woman. What’ next.
    You think maybe the Speaker will come out of the coat room and bring the CR out for a vote.

    • 9 hopefruit2
      October 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      It’s not clear that the woman fired a gun. The police chief who gave the presser said they found no weapons on the car. He also wouldn’t comment on the status of the woman – so I’m wondering if she’s probably still alive and was transported to the hospital via helicopter.

      • 10 sonjiaduncan
        October 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        A male policeman was placed in the helicopter.

        • 11 hopefruit2
          October 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm

          I haven’t heard any definitive reports as to who was in the helicopter. We do not know that the woman fired any shots. The police chief who gave the press briefing said that no weapons were found in the car she was allegedly driving. We still do not know about the physical condition of the woman (or if she’s alive).

    • 12 LDS
      October 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Congratulations Sonja!
      I doubt it. He is taking a nip or two in the coat room. The man is paralyzed right about now. He is not pissed enough, yet. When the flow of Jack Daniels cease, then we will see a distraught crying man.

  4. 13 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm


  5. 22 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  6. October 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    This thug deserves our wrath ….

    Yes We Can

  7. October 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    The report I saw showed the child’s face, too. GAH.

    “We should probably blur that.” – CNN reporter.

    CNN shows the face of the child who was pulled from the car driven by the woman allegedly involved in the D.C. car chase and subsequent shooting at the U.S. Capitol.


  8. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  9. 44 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  10. 47 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    You followed your instincts, asshole. You turned a serious incident into what you thought was political hay. You heartless hack.

    • 48 japa21
      October 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      All he really said was the timing was bad, never took back the actual meaning of the tweet.

      • 49 57andfemale
        October 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        Because each and every one of them are heartless sociopaths and shouldn’t be able to work at McDonald’s much less run the government.

  11. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Some good news, for a change:

  12. 51 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    • 52 57andfemale
      October 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Look at the graph in this article. Dem’s have given up enough!

    • 55 nospin
      October 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      “First there was the Hastert rule, which is not an actual rule, but which Boehner uses to say he simply can’t bring anything to the floor that doesn’t have the support of a majority of his members.

      Then there’s Boehner’s demand for further concessions on the debt limit, which he now says he can’t back down on, but which he made knowing that it would make it harder for him to back down.

      The White House has decided that they can’t govern effectively if the House Republicans can keep playing Calvinball. The rules and promises Boehner makes are not their problem, they’ve decided. They’re not going to save him. And that also rules out unusual solutions like minting a platinum coin or declaring the debt limit unconstitutional. The White House doesn’t want to break the law (and possibly spark a financial crisis) in order to save Boehner from breaking a promise he never should have made.”

  13. 56 yardarm756
    October 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  14. 57 Linda
    October 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Luke Russert is a mouthpiece for the Republicans

    • 58 57andfemale
      October 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Luke Russert should go get a real job and go earn some real dues instead of trading on his daddy’s name.

      • October 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        I would hope that Luke’s daddy is turning over in his grave that Luke is a GOP shill.

        • 60 57andfemale
          October 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

          Luke is a scared little kid who doesn’t know enough to think for himself. Think about it: good progressives like Alex Wagner (yes, she really is) toe the company line. Luke does what he’s told by the corporate masters at NBC.

          • October 3, 2013 at 5:02 pm

            Ever since I heard that Alex Wagner was engaged to Sam Kass, I’ve looked upon her much more favourably. Sam spends a lot of time with the Obama family – and I can’t imagine he’d be engaged to a tool. And, she can be intelligent when she wants to be – and when she’s not handcuffed by her corporate masters. She just needs to stop admiring emoprogs like Chris Hayes.

            • 62 57andfemale
              October 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

              When she’s on Bill Maher’s show, she’s wonderful. You tune in to her show, and you know she’s reading from NBC’s script.

  15. October 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Tammy Duckworth lashes out at GOP House for trying to use Veterans as pawns in trying to do a piece mill funding of the government by PARTIALLY funding the VA.


    She says it would pit one veteran against another.

    Hopefully, there will be a video of this soon.

    • October 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      GOP doing nothing but pulling stunt after stunt.

    • October 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      “Vets Caught in Middle of Shutdown Fight”


      Lawmakers are not above using veterans as pawns in their partisan fight over government funding.
      On Tuesday, the House of Representatives failed to get the two-thirds majority required to pass an expedited bill that would fully fund the Veterans Affairs Department during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

      The bill, Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga said, “is really a fraud,” because it does not fully fund VA and would do nothing about the rest of the federal government.

      Veterans want VA programs fully funded but don’t like being used as pawns in the political fight, said Joe Davis, spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation’s largest organization for combat veterans.

      “The VA needs to be fully funded, not piecemealed and not used as leverage,” Davis said.

  16. October 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Now this is irony… some idiot Congressman just stated that they will reconvene tomorrow because they will not allow the shooting incident to stop them from conducting the government’s business. They are so busy spinning their bullshit, they can’t even identify when it’s total nonsense.

  17. 67 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    • 68 Nena20409
      October 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      CT address? Wow. A woman with a child?

      A Lexus, someone wrote up thread.

      The shots fired, possibly from the Capitol Police…..

      A woman with a Child in the car firing shoots is not logical to me….unless the woman is not healthy, mentally.

      • 69 hopefruit2
        October 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

        She did not fire any shots. That has been pretty much confirmed now, that all the gunshots came from the law enforcement.

        The car appeared to be speeding in an out of control manner and law enforcement was authorized to use force.

    • 70 dotster3
      October 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I was thinking it might have just been a terrible misunderstanding and accident or confusion by an out of town driver—–which it could have been initially—–but then I read the eyewitness accounts of the details —–with the SS going wild and pounding on her car and trying to get her to stop, putting metal grates in front of her car—-and then she guns it and runs over grate and SS guy ended up on the hood of her car and thrown to the ground—–and takes off at a high rate of speed. I hope she’s not dead because I don’t think she had a gun or any other explosive device. Just a puzzling, tragic turn of events—–especially with a young child in her car.

      • 71 57andfemale
        October 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        I read a tweet that confirmed she was dead. But the tweet was from Fox. So let’s wait for some real reporting.

        Who is left in D.C. that does that?

  18. 72 cookemom
    October 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I was Skyping when all this occurred and couldn’t get away. What I did see at first, was MSNBC (on in the background) was shooting at White House and a car ramming into the Capitol building. Now I’m hearing from the same source that a capitol policeman has been heliported after being injured when he rammed his car into a car that had tried to ram barricades in front of the Capitol. So was there anything to shots at the White House, or was it one incident at the capitol building?

  19. October 3, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    HELLLOOOOOOO TODbots! I have been away for along time. I’ve missed you! GOP/TP/ Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, John Boehner, and all those rascally tea twerps will be going DOWN!

  20. 76 LDS
    October 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Hello, how are you? I have been thinking about you. All is well?

  21. 77 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

  22. 78 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  23. 79 Linda
    October 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    MSNBC cryon says the woman is dead.

  24. 83 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

  25. 84 Linda
    October 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I am going to be sick….

    Eric Cantor was just on the floor thanking the Capital Police by name…..he did not mention they are not being paid, yet called them heroes.!

  26. 85 Nena20409
    October 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    A Video…..Dotster3 is right…..the video showed that the black Lexus was in close contact with people and they tried, but she got away.


  27. 89 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

  28. 90 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Do you guys believe this shit?! How do these idiots keep their jobs?!?!

  29. 91 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  30. 92 Linda
    October 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Ed Schultz wants to know why the police did not shoot her when they had the car surrounded ?

    Gee Ed…there was a baby in the car……do you really want them to start shooting ? What if it was a terrorist attempt and the car was rigged with a bomb, Ed ?

    Ed always over reacts….

    • 93 57andfemale
      October 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Ed thinks everything is a TV show. What a blowhard.

      Hey even on a two-bit cop show, they give the person a chance to stop and surrender.

  31. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Call me crazy, but there is something about Bernie Sanders’ ALWAYS being available to sit in front of the TV cameras (he’s on Martin’s show) that frosts me. Why not get back inside the Senate and actually get something done, instead of just talking about it. What has he actually passed, beyond the bluster – most in which he tells Pres. Obama what to do?

    • 95 theo67
      October 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      There are many who love Bernie Sanders, just like they love Alan Grayson and Anthony Weiner (and others), simply because they mouth off about things that are broken. But, if you look at these people (and others), they have no real accomplishments to speak of – they haven’t fixed anything. They’ve done nothing with the publicity they’ve sought, or the positions of power which they hold. They are just mouth pieces. We can do that ourselves.

    • 97 57andfemale
      October 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      The community health clinic funding in ACA. I despise when he becomes part of the problem and not the solution by criticizing PBO when he most needs unity and support, but he is a good progressive in many ways. The community health clinic funding was his thing, he championed it and got it in the bill. So he did do something. Just to be fair.

      • 98 jacquelineoboomer
        October 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

        I appreciate your mentioning Bernie’s efforts regarding community health care funding, which I didn’t know! Good for him. I’ll try to keep that in mind next time he “frosts” me with his hollering about PBO, because that’s more than some have done (and an important issue).

        • 99 57andfemale
          October 4, 2013 at 7:26 am

          Bernie is one of those who has ‘ideals’ and forgets about context and practicality. There’s a tendency to lump him with a lot of emoprogs. But Bernie isn’t a vicious nut like Hamsher. I give him a little slack. And many times he is indeed supportive of the President and understands who the real bad guys are. It’s just that often he doesn’t weigh the dangers of his lack of a support in a certain situation.

          Then of course, he’s actually trying to do good and take care of people. Unlike Hamsher and her ilk who just want to hear themselves talk regardless of consequences.

    • 100 nathkatun7
      October 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Thank you JOB for articulating so well everything I feel about Sen. Bernie Sanders who represents one of the smallest states in the Union, which also happens to be very homogeneous. When he was in the House of Representatives, this holier than thou progressive, never convinced the majority of 435 Reps. to pass any meaningful progressive legislation. Ever since he became U.S. Senator, he has not been able to convince the majority of 100 Senators to enact progressive legislation. Yet he never misses an opportunity to bash President Obama. Somehow, he doesn’t realize that President Obama is responsible for governing a diverse, and deeply divided, country of over 300 million people.

      • 101 jacquelineoboomer
        October 4, 2013 at 12:33 am

        I agree with all of that, but above your comment, 57andfemale was able to point to a significant piece of the ACA that he was involved in accomplishing, so at least he has that to (hopefully) build on. Fingers crossed in the days ahead!

  32. 102 anniebella
    October 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I love that picture of POTUS and FLOTUS. Love it.

  33. 103 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Oh dear…

    • 104 Linda
      October 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      That case was a set up by the Prosecution …..they had no intention of trying it honestly…they just wanted to quiet the public outrage.

      • 105 57andfemale
        October 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        Reading the article, three out of four witnesses have changed their stories in some way or another, that points to Zimmerman as the aggressor.

        When I heard the charges, I figured they had to have a really strong case against Zimmerman. As time went on, there wasn’t the evidence to support such serious charges. So yes, they threw the case. And that murderer now has even more illusions of grandeur.

      • 106 99ts
        October 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm

        Exactly – never a doubt from the minute the jury selection began

      • October 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

        I don’t think he was overcharged, but I do think the Prosecution couldn’t afford to lose such a visible case. When someone can explain to me how someone other than Neo can bash someone’s head on a sidewalk 25 to 30 times (according to the attorney), Zimmerman can then shimmy (his word) 22 feet into the grass, pull a gun that was strapped to his left hip (while he was on his back), all while he coherently yelled for help in a span of a mere 2 minutes, I’ll give Zimmerman the benefit of a doubt.

  34. October 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    The government shutdown and looming debt default is the Armageddon the Tea Party wanted…


    Great Analysis…this cannot be said enough…

  35. October 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    “Dole, Dingell call for end to government shutdown”


    A statement from Rep. John Dingell, a Democrat, and former Sen. Bob Dole from Kansas, a Republican:

    “If this Congress truly wishes to recognize the sacrifice and bravery of our World War II veterans and all who’ve come after, it will end this shutdown and re-open our government now…Piecemeal or partial spending plans do not adequately ensure that our veterans – and indeed all Americans – have access to the system of self-government established to serve and protect them.”

  36. 111 JER
    October 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Joe: Why aren't Republicans speaking out against conspiracy theories?
  • DOT to airlines: Improve service or prepare for change
  • 'Dopesick' creator: The goal is to redefine our understanding of opioid addiction
  • Claire McCaskill: I think Trump enjoys the idea of claiming he wants affidavit open
  • Why civil case is more important than criminal case in Trump Org case



Blog Stats

  • 43,270,045 hits

%d bloggers like this: