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Oct
13

Fired Up!

President Obama & ‘Obamacare’ supporters cheer the President as his motorcade passes by in Rockville

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President Obama arrives to deliver remarks at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland

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….. a group photo with workers at M. Luis Construction


74 Responses to “Fired Up!”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Ready To Go!

  2. 2 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Me too!

  3. October 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Holla!

    Housekeeping: I have a post ready to go. Let me know what the schedule looks like.

  4. 4 amk for obama
    October 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Look at all those glum faces.

  5. 5 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I hope this does not last long as my oldest kid’s family is affected with his wife working at the EPA being the main breadwinner while my son is getting his MBA and trying to start a business. It will affect our national progress in unemployment statistics, confidence in government and the economic recovery in a negative way too.

  6. October 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    #BoehnerShutdown!!! Gotta love how @OFA is taking it to Boehner, hard.

    Yes We Can

  7. 9 amk for obama
    October 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Glad that PBO is calling out the tea baggers by their name.

  8. 10 Nena20409
    October 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/us/politics/debt-limit-impasse.html?_r=0

    Folks is this a New story from what Michael Steele….Boehner’s spokesman said earlier?

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    The lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had indicated he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt-limit increase. The informal rule refers to a policy of not bringing to the floor any measure that does not have a majority of Republican votes.

    A spokesman for Mr. Boehner pushed back on the idea that the speaker would try to pass a debt-limit increase mainly with Democratic votes, but acknowledged that the speaker understood the need to head off a default.

    “The speaker always, always prefers to pass legislation with a strong Republican majority,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner.

    • 11 57andfemale
      October 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      I posted this on the last thread. I believe it’s the same story.

      Unfortunately, he’s made pronouncements like this before and cave.

      Which begs the question: why isn’t “CAVE to the tea party” on all the fake news networks?

      • 12 Nena20409
        October 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

        I had seen your post, a while ago. That is why I don’t get the Huge Headline Splash at the HP site……BOEHNER BLINKS….or something to that effect.

        Boehner with his emotionality may be coming off the seams……perhaps?

        • 13 57andfemale
          October 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

          Hopefully. He also promised he wouldn’t shut the government down, and the tea party got all scary on him and he caved. Big Time. I’ll believe it when I see it, I’m afraid. That being said, this is more hopeful.

          Chamber of Commerce, stories about donors closing their check books – that will get his attention. Hopefully.

    • 14 nospin
      October 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      another TODer posted a link to a Huffpo story from Hassert himself who said… there is no Hasset rule. It was just a guideline he used when he was speaker. The Hassert rule cited by Boehner does not exist… or something to that effect.

  9. 15 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    He’s always fired up – especially when he has the added energy of his supporters!

    (Utal, I saw that rigged 1st place – just so you know.)

    • 16 Lovepolitics2008
      October 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Yep, he was on fire. But most of all, you sense that he knows he’s “winning” this important battle for the american people and for american democracy. We’ve watched this man almost daily for five years now and don’t you agree we’ve learned to “read” his body language? When he’s worried, when he’s mad, when he’s relieved, when he’s happy.

      He knows that this fight is one of the most important ones of his presidency, he knows how essential it is that he crushes the hostage takers. This is not over yet but he’s optimistic. You just see it.

      And sorry for being a bit shallow, but he has the most beautiful, WARM smile I’ve ever seen in a politician. This man really CARES for people and it shows.

      • 17 vcprezofan2
        October 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        Oh,, I don’t think it’s shallow to note that President O is a very sincere leader who genuinely CARES for people, LoveP. It happens to be pretty obvious AND true. Also I do agree that *we* can generally sense his emotions, but not always! For example in his interview with Harwood, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the conviction, confidence and calm in his voice. However.there have been times when I’ve seen emotions ascribed to him that I didn’t at all ‘read’. I am really reassured daily that this sensible, caring, intelligent man sits in the big chair in the White House. Sometimes it just makes me want to laugh out loud, and twirl around in glee – especially after an occasion when an accomplishment of his might just have slapped the Repubs on the side of the head! 😀 😀 😀

        • 18 GGail
          October 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

          VC, I just had to twirl around in my chair in glee too! (it’s a good feeling) after reading your wonderful comments. You do make me smile – thank you!

          • 19 vcprezofan2
            October 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

            YW, GGail. Happy to break through the pressure, if only for a chair-twirling moment. Now back to work! 😀

      • October 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

        So agree Lovepolitics! I LOVE his smile…..and his integrity, honesty, intellect, presence. I could go on and on, as all of you could also. Love my President!

  10. October 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Two of my favorite speeches (one agreed to/with and inspired by the other) about why “Words matter”!

  11. October 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    • 24 Obama Grandmama
      October 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Someone needs to find the Jimmy Kimmel clip of his interview of people on the street answering questions about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act. It mirrors the ignorance of the above cartoon.

  12. 25 Linda
    October 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love that I get to post this more and more often……Maybe I should create accounts on rw sites and drop it there too. ( not really )

  13. 28 Linda
    October 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Wolf again with the ” Why not negotiate ” cryon …he has Gene Sperling there.

    I think Wolf is Boehner agent…..

    • 29 Lovepolitics2008
      October 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      They’re desperately trying to give a bit of cover to republicans. In the Beltway mentality, the party of corporate establishment cannot be “humiliated” like this.

      Barack Obama is not following “the rules”, that is, a democratic President is not allowed to win such a big victory.

      They wouldn’t have any problem if a republican President humiliated democrats. Republican presidents can be “strong” and without mercy. Democratic presidents have to be “gentle” and “accomodating”. And Barack Obama has to be EVEN MORE “gentle” and “accommodating”. Because, you know, he should be “grateful” to have become president. He was an outsider, hadn’t pay his dues and didn’t owe his victory to any power broker in Washington. He has to “play nice” with the big boys’ club, he has to watch his “tone”.

      And you know what ? I’m not even sure those media pundits are completely aware of their double standards. Unconscious racism ? Maybe some. But that’s not all. It’s more about all the unwritten rules about how you’re supposed to gain power in the Beltway. Barack Obama didn’t follow the script so they’ve always looked at him with suspicion.

      Of course, what doesn’t help is they sense this president CAN’T BE BOUGHT, and puts the country and its people FIRST. He doesn’t play political games. They’re never seen a president like him.

    • 30 theo67
      October 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      I wish they would spell out exactly what they think is worth being used as a bargaining chip. US credibility around the world? The health of everyday Americans? A recovering economy? seniors, children and the poor? What do they want the President to put on the table so that the GOP will do their jobs? It’s not enough for them to say he must negotiate – these are the things that the GOP have put at stake, so which of these things are worth throwing under the bus?

  14. October 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    AAAANNNDDD My favorite clip:D 😀 😀

  15. October 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    • 34 LDS
      October 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Mr. Bobfr, once again you read my mind with this tweet.
      Where is RM and all of those OWS who were standing tall for the Rand Paul duo? What does Liberal Ed Schultz has to say when he gave orders not to vote in 2010? They are much to blame for this fiasco as those crazy TP a/k/a KKK thugs.

      By the way,I am tired of that TP name. That is a name that the KKKoch bros. pinned on them to make this look and sound historical. What most people forget is there are racists in northern sates as well as southern states. They dont’t drink tea and they sure as hell cannot spell it. This is nothing but old fashion KKK racism.

      Why are the PL and emoprogs quiet now? This Administration has brought out so much out in the open.
      This humble Black man has caused them to take a look at the inner man, the man in the mirror. It ain’t pretty to some.
      Now, they STFU………

  16. 35 Ladyhawke
    October 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    CHUCK TODD FAIL

    1) WATCH: Chuck Todd Tries and Fails to Challenge Lies About Congress Being Exempt from Obamacare

    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/10/chuck-todd-tries-and-fails-to-challenge-lies-about-congress-being-exempt-from-obamacare/

    2) That Thing About Congress Being ‘Exempted’ from Obamacare? Huge Whopper Lie.

    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/10/that-thing-about-congress-being-exempted-from-obamacare-huge-whopper-lie/

  17. 36 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    He does know how to turn a phrase…

  18. October 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  19. October 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

  20. October 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Shots have been fired at the Capitol. No details yet but the SS has set up a perimeter around the WH.

  21. 43 Ladyhawke
    October 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    REINCE PRIEBUS COMES UNDONE IN TOUGH INTERVIEW (Must see tv)

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    Watch: RNC chair goes off when pressed about GOP shutdown strategy

    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/10/03/rnc-chair-goes-off-when-pressed-about-gop-shutdown-strategy/

    NOTE:

    My favorite part is when RP accuses TR of working for the Democrats. You know because he had his facts straight and he was challenging the gibberish and canned talking points. It’s hard to believe that this man is the RNC Chairman. He was pathetic.

    h/t jacquelineoboomer – posted on previous thread.

    • 44 Lovepolitics2008
      October 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      They’re so used to journalists not challenging their BS, they’re not able to cope with it. Sorry to say but I think the vast majority of republican officials are ignorant, incompetent. They just peddle platitudes and talking points given by them by staffers and strategists.

      Name me, among elected republicans, the ones who demonstrate knowledge and intellectual brilliance? Paul Ryan? He would be CRUSHED in a debate with Chris Van Hollen, or Jack Lew. John Boehner wouldn’t be able to hold a candle to Nancy Pelosi. As for the senate republicans, not a lot of brain power there either. To think Rubio was considered presidential material… this is a sad joke.

      • 45 theo67
        October 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

        It makes me wonder how the country is still standing after years of Republicans in Congress and in the White House. they’re not a very bright bunch. Just greedy and corrupt.

  22. October 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    EVERYONE … on CSPAN NOW … House DEMS are going to the podium, 1 at a time, and requesting, unanimous consent to bring the Senate CR to a vote …. and the Boehner literally had to suspend the session to stop them …. just fantastic …

  23. 48 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Hubby said that there were shots fired at the Capitol. It’s on lockdown?!?! Off to check out the story.

  24. October 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I heard Bob Cesca talking about this on Stephanie Miller’s show this morning…

    ====

    GOP Staffer on Vitter Amendment: “Congress Literally Threw Staff Under The Bus”

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/09/obamacare-employer-contribution-exemption-vitter-amendment

    There’s a new front in the battle over Obamacare: Republican congressional staffers are angry at their bosses for trying to deprive them of affordable insurance.

    … the Obama administration issued a proposed rule in August stating that the government would continue to cover 75 percent of congressional health benefits. The GOP latched onto this new regulation as an “outrageous exemption for Congress” and a “big fat taxpayer funded subsidy.”

    But the proposed move has Congressional staffers—including Republicans—indignant….”I understand it politically, and as a talking point,” one rank-and-file Republican staffer says of the Vitter and McCaul measures. “But Congress literally threw staff under the bus on this…You’re hurting staff assistants who are sorting your mail.”

  25. 51 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    • October 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      US Capitol Police: Capitol in Lockdown; Reports of Gunshots and Injured Capitol Police Officer
      WASHINGTON October 3, 2013 (AP)
      Associated Press

      US Capitol Police: Capitol in lockdown; reports of gunshots and injured Capitol police officer.

  26. October 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  27. 54 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

  28. 57 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  29. 59 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  30. 60 Nena20409
    October 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reid-boehner-told-me-last-month-he-wanted-a-clean-cr

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Thursday that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) expressed his support privately last month for a “clean” continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown.

    He said the two leaders negotiated and agreed to fund the government at current sequestration levels of roughly $986.3 billion, which he said Democrats “hated” but were willing to accept to avoid shutdown.

    “That was my concession to get this done cleanly,” Reid said.
    //////

    Boehner telling different audiences different stories?

  31. October 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    If the shots have ANYTHING to do with the shutdown, the GOP owns ALL the consequences.

  32. 62 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  33. 63 dotster3
    October 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

  34. October 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Sorry to say, but the shooting at the Capitol took longer than I thought. Maybe now the Congressmen can seriously address playing with people’s livelihoods and just maybe…gun control?

  35. 67 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

  36. October 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Our TODer CK:

  37. 69 57andfemale
    October 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    And here’s where social media fails: tweets – “I heard that someone said a cnn reporter said……..” And I stop paying attention until there’s some verifiable reporting.

  38. 70 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I give thanks to people like this.

  39. 72 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Y’all honest to goodness I think I’m gonna need therapy soon!!!

    I go to the bank just now on my lunch break and I hear all these sirens going but think there must be an accident somewhere near by. I get in my car and turn down Pennsylvania Avenue to take 3rd street back to work and all hell is breaking lose. Police cars and swat team cars and ambulances all headed past me to the Capitol.

    LHM when will this craziness stop!!!

    p.s. I am safely back at my office.

    • October 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Thank goodness, you’re safe. And CK, too.

      Donna, all the screws are coming loose on these horrible people. Something has to be done about this out-of-control violence.

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      CNN: No apparent tie to terrorism. One officer shot. Secret Service says “chase began at White House.”

      I’ll wait to have all of CNN’s reporting confirmed, myself. So glad you are okay, Donna.


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