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  1. 1 Allison
    October 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm


  2. 7 Allison
    October 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Chips, thanks for the posts. It has been a fantastic day.

  3. 14 Allison
    October 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I guess it’ll be a very late night waiting for the House and Senate to vote..

    • 15 Vicki
      October 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Does anyone know if the President will speak to us no matter how late the vote is?
      My cynical self thinks that delaying the vote until the wee hours is yet another GOP tactic.

  4. 16 Nena20409
    October 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    This is so heartwrenching. Truly. It is.

    These fools in DC need to see this and stop thinking about themselves.

  5. 23 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    • 24 utaustinliberal
      October 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Wonderful actress and her tweet speaks truth.

      • 25 carolyn
        October 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        Yes that irks them….FDR still irks them for Soc Sec, and LBJ still irks them for Medicare. They live in a constant state of “irkdom!” And always on the wrong side of life and history.

  6. 26 japa21
    October 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

  7. 27 Allison
    October 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    What a loser..

    “We fought the good fight, we just didn’t win.” – Boehner

  8. 28 GGail
    October 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Irresponsible leaders on the left 😯
    Words from the Sen. Marco Rubio on the Floor now. He’s warning of disaster far and wide!

  9. 35 Don
    October 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    To be honest, this feels like election night 2008 and the outcome all but certain.

  10. 36 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

  11. 37 japa21
    October 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

  12. 52 Nena20409
    October 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm


    House Dems Sent Boehner a Message: Strike a Deal and Maybe We Can Help Protect Your Speakership
    He said, “I’ll get back to you.”

    About two weeks ago, as tea partiers in the GOP-controlled House were forcing a government shutdown, some House Democrats sent a private and informal message to House Speaker John Boehner: If you need to break with the die-hard conservatives of your caucus to keep the government running and avoid a debt ceiling crisis, we might be able to try to help you protect your speakership, should far-right Republicans rebel and challenge you. This offer was conveyed to Boehner just as he was entering what has turned into the toughest stretch of his speakership, according to two senior House Democratic lawmakers who each asked not to be identified.

  13. October 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

  14. 56 Linda
    October 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    LABRADOR: You guys in the media continue to report that what conservatives were asking for was a full repeal of Obamacare — that’s absolutely false. We have never asked for a full repeal of Obamacare because we know that we can’t get that. We have voted on a full repeal of Obamacare that the Senate has rejected every single time.

    But what we were asking for, our position from the beginning, was exchanging a one-year [continuing resolution] for a one-year delay of Obamacare. That was something that we thought both sides were giving on something. We would be giving on the fact that we wouldn’t be fighting the president anymore for a year on funding the government, and the president would be giving on a one-year delay of Obamacare. So every time you write a story that says that Republicans and conservatives were unreasonable in asking for a complete repeal of Obamacare, you have actually been lying to the American people.

    I think Chris Hayes told this Labrador person that he is a ” Rising Star ” in the GOP.

    Labrador quit the immigration gang .

  15. 57 Obama Grandmama
    October 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I just came from walking out of my weekly art guild meeting! Today was impossible for me and I said if you are not going to abide by our no politics here agreement I am leaving. I have mentioned before that I am surrounded by diehard Republicans as I live in a rural area in a blue state. So it could be worse and half of our guild members are Dems. No other Dem was there today. I have tried reason, facts and everything possible before we decided to leave politics out of our premises. I see that there are many people that are just not reachable.

  16. 59 japa21
    October 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  17. 69 Nena20409
    October 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Wednesday’s Close: 10-16-13

    Dow+205.82 points, with 15,373.83 total a +1.36% Gain

    Nasdaq+45.42 points with 3,839.45 total a +1.20% gain

    S&P+23.48 points with 1,721.54 total a +1.38% gain

  18. 70 Don
    October 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I’d give my left you know what, just to be a fly on the wall and listen to Barack talk with his close friends from Chicago.

  19. October 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    This is the best analogy I have seen in the past 2+ weeks of the shutdown……. Breaking Bad fans will appreciate this!

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  20. 72 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Now Goldie seems to be echoing a concern that Jovie expressed earlier – that the GOP is going to try to pull a stunt in which they only raise the debt ceiling but continue to keep the government closed.

    WHY!?!?!?!?!?!??! What good does that accomplish?!?!?!?!?

    • 73 hopefruit2
      October 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Okay – nevermind my mini-meltdown here. I see what she’s saying. She’s talking about the Tea Baggers in the House who want to run for Senate in 2014. They have caused problems for themselves.

      • 74 symmetry11
        October 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

        They will find that running statewide is a whole different ball game. You can’t play the types of games that they are playing and expect to get the majority of a state to vote for them. They can not win with just conservative/teaparty votes in a statewide election.

  21. 75 Nena20409
    October 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    So will Darrell Issa be having and conducting hearings to determine who caused US 900K jobs per Moody Group since Jan 2011 and a 1% drop in GDP?

    Now this current manufactured crisis has cost over $15B per CBS evening News last Week.

  22. 76 57andfemale
    October 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  23. 78 donna dem 4 obama
    October 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Can somebody, anybody explain to me why these people lack the ability to spell correctly????

  24. 87 japa21
    October 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    • 88 COS
      October 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      I truly believe that people will not forget this shutdown when they are in the voting booth. A lot of people were affected in their pocketbooks, especially small businesses. I was concerned about my 401k losing again, since I am now retired. Of course I was also concerned for all of the people who were affected by this.

      • 89 theo67
        October 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

        Not so sure. I ran into someone at work who didn’t even know there was a government shutdown. I’ve always thought of her as fairly bright – now, not so much… She’s certainly not alone in her ignorance.

  25. October 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  26. October 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    “This sounds unlikely, and it is. But it’s not impossible. These sorts of coups have happened in the state of Washington and in Texas. It is, sadly, easier to imagine this happening after the disaster of a debt-ceiling breach than before, even though it would be far saner to forestall a catastrophe than to react to one. But it’s increasingly clear that House Republican rule is an unmitigated and unsalvageable calamity for the United States, and resolving that calamity is where the energies of sane people must be directed.”

  27. 93 Nena20409
    October 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    This put a smile on my face 🙂

  28. October 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Politico is reporting that the Reid-McConnell deal includes the McConnell rule on raising the debt ceiling: basically, the debt ceiling will go up unless Congress can override a Presidential veto. If that’s the case, the GOP has unilaterally disarmed. They started this mess roaring into battle, and were just handed their Waterloo.

  29. 103 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  30. October 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Wow, Ezra Klein is really going all out against the Obamacare ‘glitches’, endless stream of stuff from him bashing every aspect of it, amazing stuff. No wonder Drudge is his new best friend.

    • 108 Don
      October 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Ezra is like a little kid that you baby-sit, though he gets into mischief from time to time, half the battle is just knowing where he’s at.

      • October 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

        Ah, excellent!! Mystified by him, though, he’s just taken on this smart-assed mocking tone about the glitches, tweeting and writing about them relentlessly, not a single reference to all the stories coming out about how the ACA is changing people’s lives for the better.

        • 110 hopefruit2
          October 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

          He is trying to shift the MSM narrative. He probably is not very happy about the outcome of the gov’t shutdown – because there are no “obama caves” stories for him to write about and the Emoprogs have very little material at this point.

          • 111 susanne
            October 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm

            i think you hit on it, hopefruit. he probably pre-wrote a whole series on pbo’s caving and shaming, which he now has to tear up.

            • 112 hopefruit2
              October 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm

              Indeed Susanne. It must be a real wretched feeling having to now shred all those manuscripts you stayed up many nights working on (and getting high over).

              Lil’ Ezra is weeping and gnashing his teeth! He’s taking out all his anger and frustration on the ACA website.

          • October 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm

            I avoid Ezra as much as I can, but he is squarely in the CW “OMG ACA rollout is a disaster” group, which seems to be the entire DC echo chamber.

            Don’t these pundits remember being about 100% wrong on *everything* this year? Don’t they realize that we’ve tuned out (I hope that’s the case for most people).

            Pointless speculation and no corrections for the many times they’ve been wrong means they’re just talking amongst themselves at this point.

            What really bothers me is that it is impossible for them to shift the narrative. They are only capable of viewing whatever “debacle” they’re reporting on from their blinkered perspective. Thus we get NSA “scandal” (shocker – you should be careful what you post online), IRS “scandal,” Susan Rice and Larry Summer snubs, ACA debacle.

            They are unable to consider what actual horrors look like, such as war, being unable to purchase health insurance, etc.

            So annoying that the echo-chamber is in lockstep against ACA. They are all on the wrong side of history, and I hope their editors have longer memories than the GOP.

      • 114 Linda
        October 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        Karma will introduce herself to him one day soon.

    • 115 jziglar
      October 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Ezra always wanted to be a villager and now he is one. He and his wife do not like this president and will do everything in order to attack the president.

      • 116 COS
        October 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        I knew this would be the next bright shiny toy. I heard Klein say that we should be discussing the glitches once when the topic was shutdown. This was a real clue.

        • October 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm

          Yes, I meant to say that in my response to HF2 above.

          He was on some MSNBC show last week and was filled with glee when he dramatically announced that the ACA debacle was the real story, and that the Obama Adm should be grateful for a diversion from the “real” story.

          That’s why I detest these snobby, smug “pundits” who are incapable of viewing the world from any perspective than their own.

      • 118 nospin
        October 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        am I the only person who cares nothing about the glitches? I can’t fathom any person who has gone years without health insurance or unaffordable insurance sitting back and saying… omg these glitches are so bad, I refuse to get health care.

        I don’t see it happening at all so these Obamacare glitches on website is simply stupid.

        • 119 theo67
          October 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

          All reasonable, thinking, empathetic people are shaking our heads at the insensitivity and shallowness of these Ezra-types, who care nothing for those who are finally able to see health security after so long. I could care less about glitches. We already know that when President Obama is involved, they keep working at something until it’s right. So, this “glitches” story is nonsense. The real story is the people being helped. Full stop.

    • 120 hopefruit2
      October 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      I don’t want to post what I’m thinking about Klein right now….but lets just say that he and Ms. Lowery could both use a vacation. Their Obama obsession is out of control!

    • October 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      That’s because he got Drudge linked yesterday…….. riding the wave of click bait. He is a despicable tool!

  31. October 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Well, this isn’t flippin’ helpful:

  32. 133 Jovie
    October 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm

  33. 135 Linda
    October 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Had to mute Joan Walsh…..

    ” This in not a Win….this is not a Victory. The Dems did not give away much…but they gave away a little. I am afraid we are going to right back here in December , January and February , Ed.”


  34. 140 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  35. October 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  36. 143 Linda
    October 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    “We just didn’t win” should become the Teapubs motto November 2014.

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