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“We Are The Ones Who Did Shut The Government Down”

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111 Responses to ““We Are The Ones Who Did Shut The Government Down””


  1. 11 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Jay Rosen ‏@jayrosen_nyu 14h

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    “This is a domestic Cuban Missile Crisis.” On the debt limit debacle, @jonathanchait is chillingly on point. http://goo.gl/jXxdz2

    Retweeted by LOLGOP

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  2. 12 utaustinliberal
    October 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    • October 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Thank yoooOOOOOoooou for the post UT! Back in a bit to play, only three hours, 46 minutes behind my work deadline 😎

      • 14 utaustinliberal
        October 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

        Aaaah….falling behind; just like Manchester United this season.

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        October 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        That’s awesome, Chips C! You are getting closer and closer…ish to meeting that deadline. I’m pleased on your behalf, and look forward to the time you are often 3:46mins ahead.

  3. 16 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Eric Boehlert ‏@EricBoehlert 22h

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    game to date: GOP adopts insanely obstructionist strategy. DC pundits tell WH what concessions it should give so GOP will stop acting insane

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  4. 17 japa21
    October 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

  5. 18 anniebella
    October 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    So Republicans, MSM, are you going to call Peter King a liar?

    • 19 cookemom
      October 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      As far as the ‘pubs are concerned, King is a dead man walking. He has been excommunicated from their ranks. He will be heavily primaried to his right, with the help of big money backers.

    • 20 anniebella
      October 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      It’s time for the media to stop with that it’s both of them to blame B.S.

  6. 21 cookemom
    October 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I just heard Treasury Secty Jack Lew on Candy Crowley’s State of the Union. He presents a chilling report on what we’re in for if the Pubs don’t do the right thing. Now she interviews legend in his own mind, Ted ‘Rafeal Cruising to Anonymity’ Cruz. He gives himself too much credit, but alas, not without encouragement.

    • 22 vcprezofan2
      October 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      IMO ‘young’ Rafael Cruz has been told he’s brilliant so often in the past (and maybe he was vis-a-vis his peers) that he’s swallowed it hook, line and sinker. He won many debating trophies, probably for some memorized spiel, that now he can’t do real life thinking and he really can’t see when his debating points are silly. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking with it, until he shows me otherwise.

  7. 23 japa21
    October 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  8. 24 japa21
    October 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  9. 26 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  10. 27 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  11. 28 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html?hp&_r=1&

    Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.

    Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups.

    It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government.

    “We felt very strongly at the start of this year that the House needed to use the power of the purse,” said one coalition member, Michael A. Needham, who runs Heritage Action for America, the political arm of the Heritage Foundation. “At least at Heritage Action, we felt very strongly from the start that this was a fight that we were going to pick.”

  12. 30 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

  13. October 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Good morning. This has been a fantastic roundup this morning. You’ve no idea what a contribution you all make to keeping me abreast of the news without my having to muddle through all the garbage that’s out there. Thank you!

    This is off topic, but wondering if this is anyone else’s experience. Went to the store this morning to buy some bacon…it was $7.59 a pound. One week ago it was $4.59. I was so gobsmacked I started looking around… milk $5.99 a gallon, cheapest eggs $3.29 dozen. Is this a result of the beleaguered farm bill, the shutdown or both? We did not have bacon. 🙂

    • 32 cookemom
      October 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Oh my, where do you shop? At those prices, it’d be cheaper to raise a pig and just eat it in small pieces at a time.

    • 42 utaustinliberal
      October 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      I’ve been seeing news reports of food prices going up. The delayed farm bill contributed to it, but the shutdown exacerbated the problem because it leaves everything in limbo and the food market is responding in the only way it knows how.

    • 43 desertflower
      October 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      YIKES! Where DO you shop??!! Bacon is bad for you anyway:)

      • October 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

        I had overnight guests and just didn’t have enough and it was what they wanted. I aim to please, but they had to get over it. 🙂 When you talk to the butchers and they all confess that within the last year they have become vegetarians, I suppose that should be a hint. 🙂

  14. 46 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    There is nothing about this guy that I take seriously. Nothing.

  15. 49 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/272-39/19727-beginning-of-the-end-for-major-health-insurers

    One of the things apparent right off the bat is that some of the best deals will be offered by nonprofit health insurers, including the brand new co-op plans that will be available in about half the states. These plans will be lean and mean. They won’t have the enormous overhead costs of the big for-profit insurance corporations that I used to work for, and they won’t have to charge extra for coverage just to satisfy the profit demands of shareholders. They won’t have shareholders.

    If you’re wondering why Aetna, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, four of the biggest for-profits, are not planning to participate in many of the marketplaces, it’s because they know they cannot be competitive and still satisfy the profit expectations of their shareholders.

    Before long both Wall Street and Main Street will catch on to the idea that the big for-profits are bloated Goliaths that can and will be taken down by the new Davids of the insurance world. The value proposition held out by the bigs for years – that their armies of underwriters, marketers and “medical management” specialists are essential – will be blown to smithereens.

    The bigs have to know this, and it explains why we are seeing some of their desperation tactics. Like the letter Aetna is sending to some of its policyholders encouraging them to renew early this year so they can avoid the “big changes” that are on the way.

    “New coverage requirements, additional benefits, and many new insurance plans will leave many people with questions,” Aetna’s letter reads. “You can do something right now that could help you save on your individual insurance premiums for next year. It’s a one-time opportunity available right now.”

    Aetna executives know, of course, that most Americans are not yet aware that they might be able to get much better deals on coverage in the new marketplaces. As you can imagine, Aetna’s letter makes no mention of those marketplaces.

    Got to love Wendall Potter:)

    • 50 57andfemale
      October 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      it is difficult to find info on these co-ops. I’d heard on wcpt that a small business advocacy group had gotten a grant before additional grants were a casualty of the LAST gop-manufactured hostage taking, and as of a week ago I couldn’t find anything. You have to be knowledgeable and very committed to find out about these alternatives.

      Part of our individual message efforts have to be that gop has alresdy done damage to ACA – cutting funding for roll out, info and eliminating funding for overhead- limited options.

  16. 51 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Go Bette, one of fav gals.

  17. 52 Nena20409
    October 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    TBGOPers are bent on Burning Down The House as Talking heads sang in 1984

    GM/GA TODers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_detailpage&v=xNnAvTTaJjM#t=5

  18. 54 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 9m

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    PLEASE NOTE: The GOP considers funding the government and not destroying the economy a concession.

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  19. 55 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    • October 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      If journalists had been showing a sense of integrity and professionalism all along, the GOP NEVER would have been able to promote the lies and conspiracies that have taken hold in so many quarters. Good to see some of the finally pushing back.

      • October 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        Exactly FayPax! The MSM only seems to push back (and tentatively at that) AFTER the GOP has already inflicted a good bit of damage or is well on its way to doing such. Where was the media when the Koch bros & GOP were planning this months ago – oh…they were too busy pushing the Greenwald/NSA/Snowden crap, attacking PBO, attacking the IRS, distracting people from the REAL issues.

        • October 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

          You’re so right, Hopefruit. But don’t be so sure the shutdown itself isn’t a distraction. I swear, the GOP plays the best game of bait and switch ever. Regulators are furloughed…excellent time to skirt the rules and avoid fines and lawsuits. The stock market goes down so there can be yet another distribution of wealth. 401K’s lose value because the wealthy cash out, taking the common guys profit with him.

      • 61 globalcitizenlinda
        October 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

        this is the central problem – media is complicit in the lies

  20. 62 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

  21. 64 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  22. 65 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  23. 66 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/06/john-boehner-loses-melts-caught-debt-ceiling-lies.html

    On the three occasions in the transcript above Speaker Boehner was lying. He told other basic Republican lies about the ACA during the interview, but his defense of his own behavior was built on lies. Each time Boehner lied, he got angry and his voice changed.

    The Speaker knows that he is lying. The votes are there in the House to pass a clean CR. There is video evidence of Boehner saying repeatedly that he did not want to shut the government down. There is also evidence that enough Republicans would join with Democrats to support raising the debt limit.

    John Boehner is a total mess right now. He is defending a position that he doesn’t really hold, with lies that are impossible for anyone to believe. This interview was a train wreck. The only thing that the American people got to see was that Boehner is desperate to hold on to his speakership. The Speaker will do, say, and threaten anything to stay in power.

    Boehner has thrown the bogus Republican position of compromise out the window, and shifted to straight threat mode. The stress is getting to Boehner. Here is a man that is cracking up right before our eyes. Rep. Boehner’s angry outbursts can’t hide the fact that he refuses to sacrifice himself in order to save his own party. With each day that this crisis drags on, the odds that Republicans will lose the House next year increase.

    I’d rather have my teeth hurt than listen to a word out of his mouth.

  24. October 6, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Really enjoying this in depth program on cspan about John Lewis….he is talking about his new book March….simply inspiring…

  25. October 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Fact:

    I’ve said it before and perhaps the evidence was either abundant or obvious enough. Now, zero doubt. This man is Public Enemy #1 in America, irrespective of his being the front dude for the Koch’s and other plutocrats, he’s the one in the position of power – 3rd in line for the Office of the President – and in control of the fate of both America and the world’s economy.

    We have not seen a situation like this since January 21, 1861

    #TrustBarack

  26. 74 cookemom
    October 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    It’s football time in Amurca!!! Da Bears!!!!!

    • 75 hopefruit2
      October 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      I thought PBO had said no sports -watching on cable TV during the shutdown… 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 76 cookemom
        October 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

        It’s worse than that. The game is being aired on the FOX sports network. I have to wash my eyes out with bleach during the time outs. Oh the things I sacrifice to watch the home team.

  27. 79 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    • 80 cookemom
      October 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      I don’t know, Africa….considering how low the bar is set to be a genius among his followers….he might just qualify. Of course, so would any two year old.

  28. 81 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/10/the_intransigence_of_democrats_from_obama_on_down_to_red_state_senators.html

    The intransigence of Democrats, from Obama on down to red-state senators, has surprised the GOP.

    I think most of us call that LEADERSHIP

  29. October 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Saw @PragmaticObots tweet about the loathsome upChuck in Chips’ Twitter timeline (I know she’s off working instead of joining in on the TOD fun).

    Here are my responses with actual facts.

    https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/386896466364481536

    • October 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      OK, I’m really lousy at posting the correct twitter links.

      Meant to post this response to upChuck as first tweet above (and the typos in the second tweet are not worth correcting):
      https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/386895930722512896

      Here’s an update on the upChuck petition (sorry about the typos in my second tweet to Todd, ):

      • 84 Ladyhawke
        October 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

        Let’s face it, Chuck Todd is perpetually joined at the tonsils with the Republican Party. He will always find a way to carry water for them. He just can’t seem to help himself. Nothing but excuses, excuses, and more excuses for their bad behavior. Even after Peter King admits that the Republicans caused the shutdown and SINO Boehner admits he reneged on a clean CR deal he made with Majority Leader Harry Reid, Chuck Todd still manages to pretend that it’s up to President Obama and the Democrats do something, anything to help Boehner get out of the mess he created. Bottom line, all Boehner has to do is have an up or down vote on a clean CR. The votes are there for it to pass. But even with that, Chuck Todd can’t bering himself to state the obvious.

      • 85 Ladyhawke
        October 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm

        Boehner: The Nation Will Be On ‘The Path’ To Default If Obama Doesn’t Accept GOP Demands
        BY IGOR VOLSKY ON OCTOBER 6, 2013 AT 9:40 AM

        http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/10/06/2738351/boehner-well-be-on-the-path-towards-default-if-obamas-doesnt-accept-gop-demands/

      • October 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

        OK, I did a good job of botching my intended tweets, then compounded the problem by posting here.

        I’ve deleted a couple of the offending tweets, will post later when I’m feeling better about my twitter skills. 😳

    • 87 Ladyhawke
      October 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      cheerio grrrl ‏@cheeriogrrrl 9m

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      #GOP @SpeakerBoehner admits he broke the deal he made w/ @HarryReid this summer for a CLEAN CR! 3:16 in video

      http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/06/john-boehner-loses-melts-caught-debt-ceiling-lies.html

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    • 88 desertflower
      October 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      All things aside…this “journalist” uses THEIR (ownership) instead of proper THERE…makes me nuts!! Idiot.

      • 89 carolyn
        October 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        Me too…..first thing I noticed in his tweet. If he does not know the difference between “there” and “their” he should be barred from his NBC job! I tell my students…here is a way to remember. YOu know “here”…means location. Just add a “t” and you have there and it still means location.
        Their…..add a “t” to “heir” and that is people.
        But, he should know the difference without any little games!

  30. 90 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    PINOCCHIO BOEHNER (YOU LIE)

    John Boehner Loses It When He’s Caught In Several Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Lies

    By: Jason Easley

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    The Speaker knows that he is lying. The votes are there in the House to pass a clean CR. There is video evidence of Boehner saying repeatedly that he did not want to shut the government down. There is also evidence that enough Republicans would join with Democrats to support raising the debt limit.

    John Boehner is a total mess right now. He is defending a position that he doesn’t really hold, with lies that are impossible for anyone to believe. This interview was a train wreck. The only thing that the American people got to see was that Boehner is desperate to hold on to his speakership. The Speaker will do, say, and threaten anything to stay in power.

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    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/06/john-boehner-loses-melts-caught-debt-ceiling-lies.html

  31. 91 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    • 92 anniebella
      October 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      President Obama has not said he wouldn’t talk, what he has said is he will not negotiate while these crazy ass Republicans have a gun to the American people head, saying give me what I want or we will destroy you. I will not negotiate about the Affordable Care Act. It is the law of the land and it is here to stay. What is it about this that idiots like Todd and Fournier don’t get.

  32. 93 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  33. 94 cookemom
    October 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I still don’t know why Boehner thought it was a good idea to appear on a Sunday talk show. He unnecessarily exposed himself as a liar, farce, and all around buffoon. He could have just as easily stayed behind a podium and be quoted in sound bites, rather than open himself up to responding to an indefensible position. What’s that saying…… ‘better to be quiet and thought of as a fool, than to speak and confirm it.’

  34. October 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning

    WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.

    Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups.

    It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html?hp&_r=2&

    • 96 nospin
      October 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      This comment is interesting.

      ” Ric Fouad
      New York, NY

      NYT Pick

      It seems clear that the shutdown is not about ACA, but about attacking Mr. Obama and the Democrats: that the uninsured poor would lose coverage does not strike me as being the GOP’s goal, which would be truly evil, but rather a mere casualty of their war on the President, which is just sad.

      But to read this piece and see the calculation, planning, and spending involved, including hundreds of millions poured into the effort, is downright chilling. Who knew?

      Until now, I had viewed the shutdown as but the latest antic of our nation’s far-right leadership –people who are embarrassing even to normal Republicans who understand agreeing-to-disagree and moving on.

      But now I shudder to think that we have a shadowy group of very powerful and ultra-rich individuals who organize and orchestrate at this level, in a ruthless and relentless effort to damage their opponents at all costs.

      The shutdown, we see here, is but the tip of a very disturbing iceberg that should cause us all alarm.

      How ironic that a President whose hallmark has been compromise nonetheless is confronted with these machinations as his reward.

      The Democrats will gain political capital from this mess. The rational voices in the Republican camp need to begin reigning in the extremists, before this ugliness spirals even further. The Republicans are surely better than this.

      Oct. 6, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.
      Recommended199

    • 97 nospin
      October 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      folks are getting pissed.

      ” ohn Meshna
      New Haven, Vt

      NYT Pick

      All this energy and money so adults can act like fools and babies while millions go uninsured and many die for no better reason than greed. all this energy and money could have been spent on making the health care law better but as per usual, this country is so much better at destroying things than building them up. Anyone can blow something up. It takes hard work, intelligence and perseverance to build something up, especially a world class health care system built out of the archaic, greed inspired one we had. The T party and republicans have nothing to be proud of here. We look like idiots to the rest of the world and we should. This is disgusting.

      Oct. 6, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.
      Recommended133

    • October 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      • October 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

        BTW, my calling #BoehnerShutdown a Coup d’Etat is in no way hyperbolic. The evidence is staring everyone in the face and this latest expose by the NYTimes only affirms what we’ve known for a long time.

        A cabal of plutocrats have been leveraging racial hate to achieve a goal that they have had not for the past few years but ever since the end of WW II – fascist control of the US government.

        They have no ended any pretense of hiding their objective because they know they either succeed now or they’re not going to get another shot, perhaps ever.

        Yes, you are living in an historically significant moment, not just for the USA but for global stability. It is just as significant a moment as when President Lincoln began his defense of our democratic Republic. No joke.

        #TrustBarack

        Yes We Can

    • 100 nospin
      October 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Rikyrah – thanks for posting this link. I like to read the comments from posters as you can get a sense of what folks are thinking. This seems to reflect the thoughts of rational folks and it is clear, sane people sees this GOP faux showdown for exactly what it is. Not just dems but republicans as well. Two more interesting comments.

      Watcher
      Tyrone, NY

      NYT Pick

      The party of “personal responsibility” has been exposed as a fraud. The ACA requires personal responsibility from a wide swath of the population requiring people to take the trouble and money to be insured.

      Further, and here is their hidden objection, it requires corporate, (and in the case of individually held companies like the Koch Brothers Empire) personal responsibility for the healthcare coverage of people who are working for (read, dedicating their lives to) their companies.

      That the Heritage Foundation would be working so hard at defunding and defeating a law which incorporated at its heart their own concept proposal (individual mandate) from the Heritage Foundation in 1993 demonstrates the perfidy of the Right. “Destroy the center, destroy the left, move everything further right until there is no government left to oppose us” has become their evident goal.

      This opportunity must be taken to expose their evil intentions. Little of the discussion has touched on the millions of people’s lives which are destroyed each year by the lack of insurance, devastating illness untreatable for lack of funds, individuals and families ruined financially, problems the healthcare law addresses.

      Mr. Obama, in becoming a target for attack from so many sides for so many reasons, has succeeded in flushing out the formerly hidden groups which now mistakenly think the majority of the country supports their position. It is time for the majority to speak, now, and on election day

      Oct. 6, 2013 at 7:56 a.m.
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      Frank C
      Natick MA

      NYT Pick

      These Republican provocateurs think they are just fighting to derail a law they do not want. But their tactics, if allowed to succeed, will derail our democracy. They are willing to shutdown the government to win their way. Will they also go so far as to cause the country to default on its debts and thereby throw not only the US economy into chaos but the global economy as well? They seem willing and are already threatening to do so.

      These delusional despots backed by billions in private funds care little for our democratic ideals of majority rule. Unless we find the will to overturn their calculated campaign, our country will go from being the world’s foremost democracy to becoming a banana republic where wealthy private interests succeed in promoting policies that benefit their narrow political goals by any means, fair or foul. We now face one of the greatest challenges to our democracy since the founding of our republic. This is not “politics as usual.” Caveat emptor.

      Oct. 6, 2013 at 8:03 a.m.
      Recommended637

  35. 101 hopefruit2
    October 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Here’s another heartwarming ObamaCare story, like the one from Nebraska – this time in Illinois 🙂

  36. October 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Just spoke with a distraught young journalist who took a job with Fox. She hates Fox, but she needed a job and they paid well. ABC offered $9.00 an hour!

    Anyway, she was tasked with writing about climate change … called over 30 experts, all were in consensus that climate change is real and influenced by the activities of mankind. Wrote her article and turned it in this morning. They threw it in the trash right in front of her face. When she explained that she had called over thirty experts, she was told to keep calling until she found someone with a different point of view. When she finally found a dissenter, she was instructed to base her article on what he said. They are rotten to the core!

    • 103 nospin
      October 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      what did she decide to do?

      • October 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        She’ll write the article…she needs her job, but she’s not at all happy about it. She said she feels like a hooker who’s trying to get out of the game but has to pay the bills (her words).

        • 105 nospin
          October 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

          my hope she finds another job even if it does pay less. When you factor in the stress, losing your principles and the way she is feeling…that check is not enough.

          Hope it works out FayPax.

  37. 106 vcprezofan2
    October 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Just adding a chuckle to the middle of our seriousness. ‘Do you want to be a dancer when you grow up?’ “I *AM* a dancer.”

  38. 107 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  39. 108 amk for obama
    October 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  40. October 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    IE Peters ‏@iefap1940 2m
    “Those that can teach-TEACH, those that can’t teach become politicians” heard on TEACHER TOWNHALL THIS AM (MSNBC)
    #Thank You all the Great Teachers in the USA

  41. 111 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    The fact that Republicans have been plotting and planning America’s financial demise should come as no surprise if we look back on the little “secret meeting” they had the night PBO was elected in 2008…..they’ve been plotting and planning for a long time. Taxpayer funded overthrow of our govt and way of life. Chilling is an understatement.


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