Politicians – An apology

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  1. 6 CEB
    October 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Hello TOD family. Thanks to everyone who is keeping us up-to-date on the latest faux crisis.

    Our guy has this #TrustBarack

  2. 9 cookemom
    October 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Ted Cruz’ new book, which he will read on the Senate floor (if they haven’t changed the locks):
    “I Caused a Government Shut Down and All I Got Was $arah Pay’em”

  3. 13 japa21
    October 15, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    • October 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Same result imo. Although I understand how tiresome it can get.

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        October 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        I don’t know, DB. You can drive over the cliff and end up the only casualty, or at maximum take 3-6 others with you. What GOP is determined to do is take lots of others with them. That tape where one of them admits they tampered with the rules late on Oct 1 so that they could have sole control is frightening in a way. There seems to be no visible means of restraining a Congress gone crazy. One of the things I have learnt that troubles me is that Congress seems able to do whatever it wants without consequences….other than in the next election, which could be ages away.

        Congress ….
        …pays itself whether it works in good faith or not.
        … sets its own work days which do not take into account if there is a problem
        …members can be as irresponsible as they want, etc. etc.

        • 16 japa21
          October 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

          That was basically my point. Sequester was going over a cliff, which hasn’t even been fully impacted yet, but debt ceiling blows up global economy overnight.

        • 20 susanne
          October 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

          this is such an important video, demonstrating precisely how and why the republicans are entirely to blame for the crisis we’re in. but i cannot stand listening to puke sessions condescending and lecturing and preaching! it’s is sickening.

          • 21 vcprezofan2
            October 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

            Hi Susanne. Usually I cannot stand listening to the back and forth in the House or Senate, but what kept me listening throughout this one was the calm, almost careless way in which the Republican admitted to the deliberate manipulation for their own purposes. I keep saying this, but it’s the truth – I do not get how they can make admissions like these without any consequence at all!

  4. October 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

  5. 25 Linda
    October 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    The House GOP Congressional staffers need to walk out.

    Some of them make as little at 18 k and now their own bosses want them to not receive the employer contribution to their healthcare .

  6. 26 cookemom
    October 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    There’s this:
    “Alqueda is not on shutdown” – John McCain

    and there’s this also too:

    Due to shutdown, squirrels are munching happily on the goodies in the White House kitchen garden.

    • 27 japa21
      October 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      But Al Queada is certainly cheering on the GOP right now.

      • 28 cookemom
        October 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        I think that’s what he meant. Too bad, he might as well be talking to his pocket watch, he’s long since been tuned out. The only folks that even listen to him are the Sunday talk show hosts. Too all other Pubs he’s a RINO.

  7. 29 Nena20409
    October 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Press Secretary: His Honorable James Jay “Clark Kent” Carney on 10-15-13


    • 30 Layla
      October 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I do not wish to watch these assholes but did ed henry gat to ask his stupid questions…..

      • 31 Nena20409
        October 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        Yes he did. Comments about Pennetta and Gibbs on ACA. He wanted to know if HHS Sec would be fired.

        • 32 pkayden
          October 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

          Fired for what now? For the glitches with the ACA website? I hope Carney bellowed a resounding “no” for such an idiotic question.

  8. 33 MightyPamela
    October 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Here is something cool, I just found out!! My nephew, Katisse, has been nominated in 4 categories for the Grammy’s nominations, so if you hVe any idea what that means, and know how to vote, he would love a bunch of votes, and his MightyAuntyP would love to brag about him winning a Grammy, for crying out loud!! 😆

  9. 44 57andfemale
    October 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    • 45 57andfemale
      October 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      “The frequent GOP claim that Dems “refuse to negotiate” has obscured the true nature of the difference paralyzing the system. It is not over whether to negotiate over spending and debt. It’s an argument over what conditions under which budget negotiations should proceed.

      When Chait claims the “principle undergirding the emerging Senate bill — ending hostage tactics, and making all deals reciprocal — is unacceptable to House Republicans,” that may sound like a partisan argument, because of the “hostage” imagery. But it isn’t. It’s a description of the actual Republican position – that it’s appropriate for the House to demand concessions from Dems in exchange for a debt ceiling hike, because setting such conditions for budget talks is within the House’s authority.”


      • 46 57andfemale
        October 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

        “Republicans have asked to tie policy changes onto the debt-ceiling bill. But Democrats have insisted they won’t pay a ransom: The policy changes must be reciprocal. The Senate compromise accommodates that, by adding on two changes — beefed-up Obamacare income verification and the delay of a small tax — which are both minor in nature and a trade Democrats would have made without a debt-ceiling threat. Attaching mutually acceptable deals onto debt-ceiling hikes is historically normal. Using the debt ceiling as a hostage to force a party to accept policies it doesn’t like is not. […]”

  10. October 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Yes We Can

  11. 50 GGail
    October 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Are the tweeters sending thank you tweets to MSNBC Reporter Thomas Roberts? He needs to hear “job well done” over and over today

  12. October 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm


    Yes WE Can

    • October 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      We usually get the red-carpet address after the mission is complete, Bob.

      Just Saying.

      • October 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        Well Ralph, I’m just saying that this is the first time since the beginning of the Civil War that an American President has had to inform the nation that a Coup d’Etat is underway and he is going to stop it.

    • 60 theo67
      October 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I’m not sure what good a prime time address will do when the nation is largely uninterested and paying more attention to “The Voice” than the fact that the country is on the brink of bringing about global disaster. The President has been addressing this nation with the same warnings for months now. Do you really think doing it in prime time will make a difference?

      • October 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        Theo, the kind of message he is very likely going to have to deliver will get the entire world’s attention. Of that, I have zero doubt. He is not going to allow the United States of America to default or to be ruled by a minority. To do otherwise would be abdication to a coup d’etat and the end of US Constitutional Government and the Democracy it enables.


  13. 62 vcprezofan2
    October 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Oops! 4pm – have to go cook before Offspring gets home! BBL – hold the fort!

  14. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’d like to tweet this, but it sounds like a threat, so I’ll just plant it here:

    Ides of October, @SpeakerBoehner, Ides of October.

  15. 68 Nena20409
    October 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    If MoveOn is okay to be mentioned here, then they have a petition to impeach John Boehner. I am not sure how this would help since proceedings for impeachment Must start in the House.

    Here is the link……


    • 69 Judith Fardig
      October 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Actually, I’d start with Cantor and then all the Tea Party loons for failing in their Constitutional duty vis a vis the 14th Amendment to pay our bills on time.

    • 70 nathkatun7
      October 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      I am sorry, but this is just a fundraising gimmick by MoveOn that’s, to be honest, very meaningless. There is no Constitutional provisions for impeaching the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the Majority Leader. Only the majority members of the House ( normally the majority of the Majority party) gets to decide who occupies the Speakership. That’s to say only the majority of Republican members of the House can decide to get rid of John Boehner.

  16. 71 Ladyhawke
    October 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Justin Green ‏@JGreenDC 19m


    Shutdowns are a terrible idea when you control 1/2 of a 1/3 of government.

    We still did it.

    We lost.

    End it before it gets even worse.


    Retweeted by Greg Sargent

  17. 72 Allison
    October 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Karma @ play!

    Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and blogger who brought the Guardian the biggest scoop of the decade, is departing the London-based news organization, for a brand new, large-scale, broadly-focused media outlet, he told BuzzFeed Tuesday.

    Greenwald, 46, published revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about the extent of American and British domestic spying and about officials deception about its scope. He said he is departing for a new, “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity” with major financial backing whose details will be public soon.


  18. October 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Please retweet twitter warriors:

  19. 86 cookemom
    October 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Speaker Nancy speaking along with other Dems as they leave meeting at white house.

  20. 87 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    • 88 Linda
      October 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Oh my…….how will they do that and did that come from our President ?

      • 89 cookemom
        October 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        PBO is tired of the BS. He’s told Boehner both publicly and privately that he wasn’t going to negotitiate under demands of hostage takers. Nancy is reporting out from the meeting she was just in with PBO. He knows very well what she’s saying. She’s telling Boehner, it’s on him to whip his party in line. After this morning, when he still refused to put the clean CR to a vote, nor has he gotten enough votes for anything else, PBO is saying ENOUGH!

    • 91 57andfemale
      October 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      And if the loons stay in lockstep? The bill is pretty effing awful, maybe awful enough to please the loons.

  21. 92 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Jake Tapper wants Dems to give in to GOP demands.


  22. 95 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm


  23. October 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    If only anybody knew what he hell he’s talking about.

  24. 105 GGail
    October 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    The Democratic Senate Leaders are a mixed reflection of America; male, female, minority…with Nancy Pelosi as the sensible leader. I just saw them meet with reporters after their meeting with POTUS. She said that the GOP will have to pass the debt bill.

  25. 106 japa21
    October 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  26. 108 Linda
    October 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Breaking :

    Fitch just put our credit rating on ” Watch “.

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