This Is The Republican Party


105 Responses to “This Is The Republican Party”

  1. October 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Glad to be with friends (you) today!

  2. 3 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  3. 5 Nena20409
    October 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Congrats Don.

    A picture is worth 315.9M in these USA.

    When those in the media say it is not about RACE,…….They are wicked liars.

  4. 6 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    • 7 anniebella
      October 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      I don’t like this one dam bit. These lowlife racists ought not to be allow to protest in front of the White House, because they are dangerous.

  5. October 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Congrats on 1st Don.

    Thanks for making it stick, UT!

  6. October 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats to Don!!! I am still in “prayer” mode…not sure if I have ever stopped.

  7. 10 Nena20409
    October 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Manchin is saying that the Dems are Considering using the Nuclear Option for the Debt Ceiling. I hope they do.

  8. 11 Obama Grandmama
    October 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Yesterday I was with family and uncomfortable most of the time realizing I was the only one of my siblings that escaped the stupid ideology of Republicans. We had a no politics rule in place but it seemed most all of their thinking reflected their views even when they thought they were following the no politics rule. Glad to be here today as I said earlier.

  9. 14 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

  10. 18 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Michael Grunwald ‏@MikeGrunwald 1h


    So odd the party that attacks Obama over jobs while blocking jobs bills would attack Obama over shutdown while blocking bills to open govt.


  11. 19 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm

  12. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    is this response tweet from the same lady that Ms. Chips featured yesterday – ( the one about the “trucker protests” and 6 trucks they rode in);

    if so she is one lady with a lot of spank!

  13. 30 desertflower
    October 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm


    But even if your memory isn’t as long as mine, surely the 2012 elections ring a bell? We debated for months about Mitt Romney’s universal healthcare plan… No wait. I mean repealing Mitt Romney’s universal healthcare plan. No. That’s not right either. It was Romneycare or Obamacare and now that they lost the election it’s become We Don’t Care. And I’m pretty sure there was a Supreme Court decision in there somewhere. During all that, Democrats agreed to a drastically reduced federal budget and some initial delays and exemptions to the Affordable Care Act. And yet, Republicans have shut down the government because we Dems just won’t negotiate. Well that just dills my pickle! What we’ve got is a bunch of know-nothing Tea Party Idiots who think the sun comes up just to hear them crow.

    Michele Bachmann and friends can pose in front of a war memorial all they want pretending their not the ones who closed it. Clearly, they take us for fools. Well as the wife of a WWII veteran, I’d like to introduce my rather large foot to their sorry asses. I can promise you my late husband is rolling over in his grave knowing that affordable healthcare for 40 million people has shut down the very government he fought to defend.

  14. 34 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    these republican bigots never learn ANYTHING

  15. 35 lisalovesobama
    October 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Oh, look. The Confederate flag being blown in front of a black man’s house. I wonder when they’ll start burning crosses on his front lawn?

  16. 37 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

  17. 38 Uche
    October 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I thought nothing else will sear the core of my being like it did after they forced this man to show his birth certificate; now these bloody racists have the temerity to wave that flag in front of his residence. Yes….post racial America indeed!

    • 39 globalcitizenlinda
      October 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      these are times that try the very core of our beings – hard trying to contain the accompanying rage

      • 40 jacquelineoboomer
        October 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

        We might be seeing the crescendo of public outrage over this one act. Not sure, but rage is a good word for it, and it’s been simmering big time among all “groups” since ’09. Those of us who think of ourselves as decent people need to “take back our country,” to borrow their hater phraseology, without the hater part.

  18. 41 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  19. 42 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm


    By Steve Benen (10/7/13)


    3. Concession, noun

    What the word means to most English-speaking people: a concession is something that is granted, usually as part of negotiations or in response to demands.

    What the word means to Republicans: a concession is something Democrats make in order to try to make Republicans happy. Alternatively, a concession can be something Republicans make, but only by reducing the severity of their demands as part of a larger extortion strategy.

    4. Duties, plural noun

    What the word means to most English-speaking people: duties are moral or legal obligations, generally synonymous with responsibilities.

    What the word means to Republicans: duties are obligations Republicans will honor in exchange for concessions from Democrats.



  20. 43 lisalovesobama
    October 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I like to save pics like these and pics of PBO for posterity. The media and the republicans have shown, over the last 5 years, a distinct and ridiculous lack of memory and morals. I wouldn’t be surprised if after 2017 there isn’t a campaign to purge the history books and archives of everything having to do with Barack Obama. So I always make sure to save pics of PBO standing in front of his seal’ or boarding or de-planing AF1. Repukes also tend to lie about the things they did and didn’t do, so saving disgusting pics like these holds them accountable for future generations. I don’t want 20 years from now, to turn on my tv and see some airhead Repuke participating in revisionist history. I want to be able to call up that tv station and email them pics of republicans being disgusting republicans.

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      October 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      That’s both one of the saddest – and most productive – things I’ll read today, I’m sure. Good for you, lisa.

      • 45 lisalovesobama
        October 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

        Isn’t it sad though? Sometimes I imagine opening a history book, flipping through each chapter, dedicated to an American president and making it past Bush Jr., to a blacked out page with black letter and bold type reading: AMERICA DIED (2009- 2016).

        • 46 jacquelineoboomer
          October 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

          What I prefer to imagine (and I just thought of this lately) is this. Even if we never have another black President or a woman President in the history of our nation, in those images that show thumbnail portraits of our Presidents, smack dab in the middle of them WILL be the portrait of President Barack Obama, 2009-2016, with his wonderful face shining up on future generations of schoolchildren.

          One of these freakin’ days, although I won’t live to see it, maybe some “protesters” in our country will be protesting our using the freakin’ color wheel to describe each other, which is so unnecessary, hateful, tribal, and, to say the least, tiresome. We really need to bring these racists kicking and screaming into the 19th century.

  21. 51 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Jonathan Bernstein ‏@jbplainblog 40m


    It’s now Oct 13, and House GOP still is not only demanding ransom for raising debt limit, but haven’t figured out what ransom to ask for.

    Retweeted by LOLGOP

  22. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

  23. 56 sherijr
    October 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Funny how I just read about this Million Vet March on the front of msn.com- they mention, Palin, Cruz, and I think Cantor.. but totally forget to mention the Confederate Flag. This is why I hate republicans.. and the lying media. Oh its true every repub isn’t out waving a confederate flag, but tell me how any of them vote for people who support this shit?? There is no separating oneself from this crap anymore. Sarah Palin ran to be VP of this country, both Cantor & Cruz are elected representatives of this country, how effing dare any of them promote this violent behavior.

    • 57 99ts
      October 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Sarah Palin’s promotion of violence led to what happened to Gabby Giffords – it seems Palin is looking to do it all over again.

  24. 58 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  25. October 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Disgusting. But it looks like a very small gathering – probably paid for.

    • 61 globalcitizenlinda
      October 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      but the presence of and the lack of condemnation from the republican elected officials says they are using this for their own political goals

  26. 62 desertflower
    October 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    hey! There’s an APP for that:)


    App Name: Congress
    Available Platforms: iOS, Android
    Price: Free
    What does this app do?: Day 13 of the government shutdown. National parks and monuments remain closed and many research facilities have largely been shuttered. And while the Democrats and Republicans are negotiating to extend government funding through Jan. 31, the two sides remain deadlocked.
    The government shutdown may leave people wondering, “What is happening on Capitol Hill?” Congress, an app released by the Sunrise Foundation, a nonprofit non-partisan organization, provides users with the ability to learn about what legislation is transpiring on the congressional floor.
    “It is designed to shine light on the government and what is happening on Capitol Hill in real time,” Sunrise Foundation spokeswoman Liz Bartolomeo said.
    Through the app’s activity feed, users can discover the latest bills put forth by our nation’s leaders, such as a bill “To amend the Pay Our Military Act.” Select the Summary tab to read the full text, see who co-sponsored the bill, and view the most recent activity on it — if it’s been voted on and, if so, who voted on it, for example.

  27. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

  28. 66 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

  29. 68 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Tea Party radicalism is misunderstood: Meet the “Newest Right”

    Our sense of the force currently paralyzing the government is full of misconceptions — including what to call it



    Today the white notables of the South increasingly live in states like Texas, which already have nonwhite majorities. They fear that Obama’s election, like Lincoln’s, foreshadows the emergence of a new national majority coalition that excludes them and will act against their interest. Having been reduced to the status of members of a minority race, they fear they will next lose their status as members of the dominant local class.



    • October 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      The American center-left, whose white social base is among highly-educated, credentialed individuals like professors and professionals,


      First I disagree that this is the base…I see the PL as much a fringe as the what he dubs as the NEW Right…

      there is nothing new about this so called movement…of new right…it is still based on fear…racism and every other ism there is..it is still about the powers that be keeping their power…thru divide and conquer

      the author tries to legitimize the so called new right by rationalizing their behavior…but that would be like entering the world of the insane and using their criteria of reality as my reality..

      the author has shows contempt for the so called PL…and has disregard…and in fact does not mention the forces that drive the OBAMA Coalition…

      as others have stated…the forces of the so-called new right…must be defeated…but as LL has pointed out in his essay…


      “We fight the same battles over, because the causes of those battles are never fully addressed”.

      perhaps it is time to address it………


  30. 70 mtmarilyn
    October 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    OMG, This makes me so sick, so sad, I have tears in my eyes. What has this country come too. How can this be allowed to pass by any of our media. This is so sick, I didn’t know that I could get more depressed. Is our country lost. I do know that there are so many wonderful people, especially here at TOD, but what is happening in Congress. The idea that these people feel they are in the main stream just makes me so ill. I think I need to step back for today. Will the msm, pundits, etc speak out or are they all bought and paid for.

  31. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

  32. October 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

    —Amendment XIV, Section 4.

  33. 75 Nena20409
    October 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    The Senate stand adjourned until 2 PM on 10-14-13

    In the meantime, over at the CNN.com blog

  34. October 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    DF posted this on an earlier thread, needs to get some traction, and bears repeating.

    An editorial from Quad City Times, Iowa:

    “We’ve read and heard all of the justifications for the congressional impasse that is terrorizing our nation.

    We use the word “terror” emphatically. What else can you call tactics the perpetrators fully intend to wreck the stock market, throw people out of work and remove any semblance of stability for economic growth?”

  35. 77 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  36. October 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

  37. 79 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    OMG……She is officially the dumbest person in the world.

  38. 81 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    The entire country is now being held hostage to protect a single House member

    Posted by Kay at 12:23 pm


    Let’s just call this what it is. Conservatives fucked up, big time, and they’re now demanding that all of us take a hit to protect their sorry, pampered asses.



  39. 82 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  40. 84 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm


    Reid to CNN: Boehner’s ‘job is not as important as our country’


    Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused House Speaker John Boehner of being more worried about his job than the country amid a government shutdown.

    The Nevada Democrat also talked for the first time Thursday about Boehner reneging on an agreement between the two over a “clean” spending bill, and admitted he directed his chief of staff to leak embarrassing e-mails that they say indicate Boehner changed his position on Obamacare subsidies for Congress.
    In the interview, Reid criticized Boehner for bowing to a conservative faction of his caucus that insists on attaching anti-Obamacare provisions to a temporary spending bill needed to fund the government.

    “His job is not as important as our country,” Reid said.



  41. October 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Based on what TOD reports, it seems that MSM is sympathetic towards today’s Washington DC marchers, ignoring the sparse attendance by all-white protesters.

    Have they mentioned this?

    And, sorry to be a broken record on this, but in the interest of fairness, MSM should mention at least one of the 9 points below (the last item is an observation):

    Ladyhawke has joined my crusade.

    MSM keeps insisting on “negotiation.” What is there to negotiate when the budget is pretty much at GOP levels? More spending and tax cuts, more devastation to everyone except the 1%?

  42. 86 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

  43. 87 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    • October 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Definitely wasn’t covered in my grade school lessons on the Civil War:

      From Jefferson Davis’ defiant response to the Emancipation Proclamation.

      “In view of these facts, and conscientiously believing that the proper condition of the negro is slavery, or a complete subjection to the white man,–and entertaining the belief that the day is not distant when the old Union will be restored with slavery nationally declared to be the proper condition of all of African descent,–and in view of the future harmony and progress of all the States of America, I have been induced to issue this address, so that there may be no misunderstanding in the future.”

      Unbelievable. Ashamed to say that I had no idea.

  44. October 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    #GOPshutdown update for today at 5 pm EDT:

  45. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    one of the things that has disappointed me so far during this GOPshutdown is a lack of on-the-street grassroots demonstrations by those of us who support the stand taken by PBO & Dems;

    come on Pres. Obama-Coalition, we routinely protest for/against issues let trivial than what is at stake in this fight

  46. 92 Nena20409
    October 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Edmund Burke’s observation:

    Time and again those who profess to be good seem to clearly outnumber those who are evil, yet those who are evil seem to prevail far too often. Seldom is it the numbers that determine the outcome, but whether those who claim to be good men are willing to stand up and fight for what they know to be right.

  47. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    October 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I invited Ms. Smart Mouth (whom I love) to come aboard TOD. Hope she does!

  48. 96 utaustinliberal
    October 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm

  49. 97 dotster3
    October 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    What in the world? I’m just jumping in and seeing the confederate flag outside the WH? Who are these people? Besides trash. Are these supposed to be vets? The racist vet contingent, if that is who is represented. Pure ugliness. Shameful to the max. Repubs must be real proud of their supporters.

  50. October 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm


  51. 100 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    As a rule for myself, whenever I speak about the ACA, I have to call it what PBO endorsed – ObamaCare.

    I will probably be the last person on earth to be heard calling it ObamaCare because this is a huge:

    – political achievement for socio-economic justice:

    – compliment to PBO who fought so hard to pass and defend it;

    – benefit for millions of people and something that took almost 100 years to accomplish.

    so yes I am proud that it now ObamaCare and I will not let anyone try to erase this PBO-achievement from the historical record by changing the name to something more palatable to bigots who hate the “Obama part ” of ObamaCare


  52. 101 a4alice
    October 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I just read this article about the “rally” over at the WH at CNN. Absolutely no mention or pics of the confederate flag. I read the article twice just to make sure I didn’t miss it. So I tweeted the boys and girls over at CNN and asked them why. We’ll see.

    • 102 Sandy1110
      October 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      The usual – the MSM does whatever it can to enable and mainstream the GOP. This is what happens when all media outlets are corporate-owned.

  53. 103 Nena20409
    October 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Truly unbelievable. Stop and Frisk

    This is the kind of treatment many Black and Brown Men face….so sad. I didn’t want to post it on the new thread for it might not work well with the new post.

  54. 104 anniebella
    October 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I can’t watch anymore of this because I am really mad at these racists racism.

    • 105 anniebella
      October 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      And those racists protesting in front of the WH, I hope Sasha and Malia didn’t see that. Dam these racists people.

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