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The President and the Senator

A beautiful end to a crazy day.

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135 Responses to “The President and the Senator”


  1. October 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    But Lonegan had MoMentum!!

  2. 13 africa
    October 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Senator Booker!!!!

  3. October 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Speaker Pelosi at the podium ….

  4. 20 sherijr
    October 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    woohoo Senator Booker ~ outstanding!

  5. October 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

  6. 24 africa
    October 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

  7. 27 Judith Fardig
    October 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Wow, after all the angst, a lovely end to a stormy day (or month)!

  8. 28 JER
    October 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

  9. October 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    And programming note: up later, some groovy music for the night owls.

  10. 31 desertflower
    October 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Voting now and will record votes…15 minute vote

  11. October 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    All time for debate has expired. Vote is underway. Recorded vote underway. 15 min vote.

  12. 33 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t understand how things work – are they now voting for the bill – or voting to vote for the bill?

  13. October 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

  14. 53 susanne
    October 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    debate is done, readying the vote.

  15. 54 yardarm756
    October 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Seems like whenever I get a good one the post changes. Damn.

  16. 57 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Yeah, if she’s “for” it, everybody else is against it. Love that about her showing up. She’s like a freakin’ weather vane. Ha!

  17. October 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    My next essay will revolve around this wise dictum by Mr. Winston Wolf:

  18. October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  19. October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    #Progress@JessicaTaylor: Booker is just the 4th popularly elected African-American senator–last was Obama. http://t.co/qDiBhA18aZ #NJSen”— Leah Gonzalez (@leahjgonzalez) October 17, 2013

  20. 73 Lovepolitics2008
    October 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Looks like there will be more republican votes than the minimum required… Already 24 republican yes, (31 no)

  21. October 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Of note, Gov. Christie doesn’t have to certify the election results until Nov. 13th………. in case anybody was wondering.

  22. 79 susanne
    October 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    some dem just voted no. when do we see the names?

  23. 82 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Another dumb question. Why do the members wander around chatting for 15 minutes – do they have to hand hold before they vote? In my world – Ayes to the left of the chair – Noes to the right. Takes maybe 5 minutes.

    And who is the democrat who hates America!!

  24. October 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    My question from last thread–found this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/obamacare-pre-existing-condition-fee_n_2273005.html. Husband is in bed (early get up for hike) so can’t ask him, but am guessing this is what he read. Had the amount wrong. Notice it was written in December. I read entire thing carefully. Suppose I can see why (some) companies are upset, but considering the big picture, long-range picture, the fact that it decreases over time, then ends…..well, as someone said on other thread “How about paying the CEO (and other principles) a bit less.”? After you all read this, please share your thoughts. Want to share this w/husband (He is so opposed to Obamacare) and would love some of your insight to share with him. 🙂 Thanks, friends.

  25. 88 susanne
    October 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    204!! done!

  26. 89 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    214..2more

  27. 90 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    The dem No is gone!

  28. October 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    House hits 218. Shutdown is over

  29. 94 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    220, 58 repubs

  30. 95 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    House vote 220 to 107 at zero seconds. 50 thugs crossed over.

  31. 97 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Shutdown OVER, 70 Repubs yes

  32. 98 yardarm756
    October 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    It’s a done deal. It’s passed the House.

  33. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    We’ve got 72 R votes in the House, already.

  34. 106 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    72 pubs yes, 185 Dems yes

  35. 107 Smoothscotch
    October 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Back in business people. 253 and still going even tho time ran out. They’re leaving the floor open. 218 when clock ran out .

  36. 108 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    73 pubs, 190 yeas, NO dem nays

  37. 109 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    The dems better be 200. 190 so far.

  38. 112 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    84 pubs yes, 197 Dems yes

  39. 113 Smoothscotch
    October 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Nancy Pelosi! Madam Speaker!!!

  40. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Did somebody just get dragged off the platform in the House?

  41. 116 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I am drinking a GREAT Pinot Noir to celebrate!!! My students will be soooooo relieved!!

  42. October 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    285 Yes – 2 R 2D yet to vote

    • October 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Bob, this truly is the tragedy. Boehner could have gotten this vote two weeks ago or any day in between if he’d brought a clean CR to the floor. And it’s very likely he would have done this a while ago if that saboteur Cruz hadn’t stirred up the crazies in the TP caucus. The fact that 84 Repubs voted ‘yes’ tonight says that other legislation–the president’s jobs bill, immigration reform, preschool education, even food stamps and the farm bill–could pass the House if these bills were brought to the floor. The 201 Dems and 84 Repubs is a big majority for sanity if Boehner chose to use it. The fact that he doesn’t, that he clings to that fig leaf of a Haster rule, makes his weakness and incompetence all the more glaring.

    • 121 nathkatun7
      October 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      “THIS NEVER NEEDED TO HAPPEN.” Bob, you speak the absolute TRUTH! This was such senseless pouting by tea baggers enabled by Speaker Boehner and the entire House Republican leadership.

  43. 122 Smoothscotch
    October 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I LOVE PBO.

  44. 123 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Two dem cowards NV.

  45. 125 Betsy
    October 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    198 Dems, 87 pubs

  46. 126 utaustinliberal
    October 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

  47. October 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Chips, let me in! had to change my user name from copycatcakes to crtconsu (on twitter) so the fam would recognize me.

  48. 129 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    12.21 PM in my world – I raise a glass to President Obama & head off to do a few chores

  49. 130 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  50. October 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Well, for the first times in days, I can breathe without tension. The shutdown/default nightmare is over, the president promised people would go back to work immediately and Cory Booker won the Senate. If it get’s any better than that in a single day, I don’t think I can take it. Now we can all focus like lasers on the 2013 elections in two weeks and start getting our ducks in order for 2014. Democrats in Washington and in New Jersey made us all proud today and President Obama? I didn’t think it was possible to love him anymore, but I do. We have to be worthy of such a leader by making sure he has a Congress to work with. I’m fired up and ready to go.

  51. 132 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Just had to mention Pierce before I go – He is a national treasure every which way

    “To borrow a phrase from the great Dan Jenkins, Congressman Duffy has delivered proof positive that, if he had a brain, he’d be out in the yard playing with it…”

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/today-in-the-reign-of-morons-ends-101613

  52. 134 sjterrid
    October 17, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Just wanted to say today was a great day to be a democrat. Whoever said that the democrats were not enthusiastic about GOTV doesn’t know what they’re talking about. I was making GOTV calls at the Camden County Democratic Committee Headquarters. Last night when the polls closed we had made about 10,000 GOTV calls since Saturday. I had met Cory Booker’s brother and uncle when they came to the headquarters on Monday to canvas.

    • 135 sjterrid
      October 17, 2013 at 10:49 am

      The first sentence should be yesterday was a great day to be a democrat. Although I’m still proud to be a democrat.


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