Tweets Of The Day


Voted to prevent the government from reopening and defaulting


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  1. October 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  2. October 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    HAHAHAHA Mitch McConnell is being blamed for the “Kentucky Kickback” by Ted Cruz’s PAC http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/post/2312/mcconnell-deal-includes-kentucky-kickback

    BUT it was actually President Obama that secured 2.25 billion in infrastructure spending/jobs for the dam!

    These morons don’t even know how hard they are getting played!!!!!

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      October 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      So it’s a double whammy – good for Kentucky and bad for McConnell! Yeehaw!

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      This sounds just like our President!

      So glad to hear.

      Hope it kickstarts the Infrastructure Bank that POTUS has been promoting his entire term in office, but which is ignored by MSM in favor of Hillary 2016! Christie 2016! Really wish Christie weren’t such a media darling and that Buono had an inkling of a chance to upset Christie. Seems doubtful, though.

  3. 12 Anna
    October 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    YES!!!!!!!! I luv my President, who does not Bluff

  4. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Hate applauding the fickle Rachel, but she’s nailing it in this segment of her show, where she’s tabulating all the losses of the GOP in Congress!!

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      She was hilarious as she threw the cue cards with the GOP’s losing demands. Her opening skit should be on TOD so we can all point and laugh at the Repubs (not that we need anything more to do that but still).

      Booker just won!!

  5. 16 anniebella
    October 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Any update on the NJ Senate race?

  6. 17 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    NJ Senate With 39% reporting,

    Booker (D) – 55
    Lonegan (R) – 44

  7. 19 Mellesia Barnett
    October 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Rachel Maddow is on fire tonight.

    • 20 jacquelineoboomer
      October 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Never watch her much, but turned her on tonight and I agree with you. Would be a good segment for everybody to watch!

      • 21 Dudette
        October 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

        I’ll catch the rerun.

        • 22 jacquelineoboomer
          October 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm

          She’s one of these people who moans and groans, and then very quickly jumps in the winning circle to take the oohs and aahs. But it is still good to hear, for a freakin’ change!

          Makin’ me almost giddy. Ha!

          • 23 Mellesia Barnett
            October 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

            That segment was quite interesting and I enjoyed her highlighting the ridiculous demands of the GOP. They really wanted to deny the President, VP and members of the Cabinet health care coverage because they cannot delay the implementation of Obamacare.

            • 24 jacquelineoboomer
              October 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

              That and more. Hard not to think hateful thoughts when I think of ’em, but tonight I shall not waste my time!

          • 25 COS
            October 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

            Yes, she was pretty good tonight. She had a list of all of the demands and in the end she asked what did the republicans get. She had a big “nothing” in the republican column.

    • 27 Ladyhawke
      October 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      I loved the index cards with all of the demands being thrown on the floor. hilarious.

  8. October 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    This national nightmare is over. Sigh….

    Husband told me earlier that he had read that business has to pay $86 or $89 per employee for Obamacare. I told him I had never heard or read that…..anything even remotely like that. Told him I would ask on the blog. So I am asking. Will also do some research

    • 29 57andfemale
      October 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      If the the company is big enough and doesn’t offer affordable health insurance, yes. They pay a fine. It affects about 4% of businesses who are big enough but refuse to do the right thing. And the number is whacko anyway. BFD.

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      I’m not sure what he’s talking about either. I have a lot of links about how it will be good for business. I haven’t been paying too much attention to the employer mandate which was delayed until 2015. Maybe that’s what he means. ObamaCare will bring a lot of good changes for business. Some of them play to use it for COBRA, for retirees. It’s cheaper for them to pay an exchange than their own insurance.

      Here’s a discussion of employer mandate from a source I consider first rate


    • 31 amk for obama
      October 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Only thosebig corps that want to spite their employees to spite obamacare. That is per year. If a company can’t afford, then it should just cut its CEO’s salary.

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Looks like McConnell’s kick-back will benefit your state, so there’s so local good news in this deal.

      • October 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Assume you are talking to me. Yes, I believe you are correct. I read somewhere it benefits KY, TN and another state–???. Noticed that both Corker and Alexander voted ‘yes.’

  9. 34 Ladyhawke
    October 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Rachel Maddow’s opening segment is a must see. She is interviewing Congressman Chris Van Hollen and covering the post below.

    The dubious value of a leader who can’t lead

    By Steve Benen


    What’s more, the list of failures eventually becomes unsustainable. A Democratic source on Capitol Hill last night sent around a brutal collection of bills Boehner asked his members to support, only to see his own House GOP conference reject his appeals: a grand bargain, a debt-ceiling bill in 2011, a payroll tax extension, a transportation bill, a farm bill, one fiscal-cliff bill, another fiscal-cliff bill, another farm bill, and then yesterday. I think my source might have even missed a couple.

    As we discussed a couple of weeks ago, it seems the political mainstream is still coming to terms with a dynamic for which there is no modern precedent: a Speaker of the House with no power, no backbone, and no prospects for success. Boehner isn’t just failing in basic tasks, he’s failing as Speaker at a historic level.

    When Boehner reflects on his tenure, what can he even offer as a defense? He has one shutdown, two debt-ceiling crises, and no accomplishments. Republicans aren’t listening to him and Democrats don’t see the point in trying to negotiate with him. The Speaker’s record has become one, long train-wreck.



  10. 35 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    WTH is wrong with Essex County (Newark) – Cory only got 83% there! 🙂

  11. October 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    “It’s at least possible with sinking poll numbers for the Republicans, with a [GOP] brand that is badly damaged as the party that can’t govern responsibly and is reckless that they’re going to say, ‘All right, what can we do that will be in our political interest and also do tough things?’” said Frank Sharry, executive director of the immigration reform group America’s Voice. “That’s where immigration could fill the bill.”

    The White House and Democrats are “ready” to jump back into the immigration fray when the fiscal crises ends, Sharry said. And advocates are already drawing up their plans to put immigration back on the agenda — plans they’ll likely initiate the morning after a fiscal deal is struck.
    “We’re talking about it. We want to be next up and we’re going to position ourselves that way,” Sharry said. “There are different people doing different things, and our movement will be increasingly confrontational with Republicans, including civil disobedience. A lot of people are going to say, ‘We’re not going to wait.’”

    Political pundits have argued that, while they may have heard us, they don’t need to pay attention to us yet. Latinos have played a decisive role in presidential election, but we don’t have a big enough presence in Republican congressional districts to tip the balance of Congress in 2014.

    They are wrong.

    Latino voters could dethrone at least 11 of the 17 Republicans that Democrats need to defeat in order to regain control of the House of Representatives. Look at this chart: these are the 11 competitive races I’m talking about. Although some members have a smaller proportion of voting-age Latinos in their districts, it’s significant in comparison to the margin of victory during the presidential election. The rest of the Republicans on this list not only have a substantial Latino voting age population in their districts, but they have already been classified as vulnerable by both parties. And how have these Republicans voted on the priorities of Latino voters? All voted to shut down the government and defund Obamacare and all but two to defund President Obama’s deferred action program.

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Whoops…… double posted my first tweet in above post. UT,Chips can you delete one of them and get me out of jail? TY

  12. October 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I followed a link to HuffPo and got drawn in by this little gem. There’s no link I can give you other than this, but it’s only 1 paragraph and it’s so hilarious I had to share it. Rush Limbaugh is talking about how the GOP did everything they could to make people like them!! Oh, the agony! Oh, the primaries!! The President, Harry Reid and Dems handed the anvil to the GOP as they drove off the cliff.

    Rush limbaugh
    “I was trying to think if ever in my life, I could remember any major political party being so irrelevant. I have never seen it. I have never seen a major political party simply occupy placeholders, as the Republican party has been doing. There has not been any serious opposition…against what’s happening in this country. The Republicans have done everything they can to try to make everyone like them and what they’ve ended up doing is creating one of the greatest political disasters I’ve ever seen in my lifetime…I was pondering if I could ever remember…a time when a political party just made a decision not to exist, for all intents and purposes.”

  13. 43 Lana
    October 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Is there anywhere I can see PBO’s speech from today? The YouTube videos say they are private, even when I go to YouTube! Drat!

  14. 53 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    NJ Senate (With 44% reporting)

    Booker (D) – 55
    Longegan (R) – 44

  15. 54 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    21 comments and I’m talking to myself back there – If I lived in the US, I would forever be running somewhere trying to keep up.

  16. 55 utaustinliberal
    October 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    • 56 pkayden
      October 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      They always look foolish so not sure if the last couple of weeks makes any difference on that front. lol.

  17. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I wish Joy Reid would quit “toying” with us. Her tweet could describe 100 people I can think of, and I’m just one little person:

    “At the end of the day this whole mess is about two spoiled rich boys who hated the 20th century and dream of being robber barons.”

    Oh, I get it: Koch Brothers. They would be #1 and #2, and I’ll list the other 98 later.

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Yeah, she’s referring to the Koch Bros (who earned their fortune the old fashioned way, they inherited it).

      But the GOP has become really toxic and needs to purged from American politics. The corruption, plutocracy and racial bigotry is stomach turning.

      Repeating from yesterday. R-money is making money by selling his supporter lists (like he needs $$) — scroll to bottom of linked document:

  18. October 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    1 hour of debate underway …

    • 60 susanne
      October 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      aargh. as if they haven’t talked this to death already. grandstanding and posturing, and trying to squeeze out a winning sound-bite for their rabid constituency.

  19. 61 Lynn
    October 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    President Barack Obama is ready, willing and able to give respect to those who deserve it.

    Please get behind VPOTUS in ’16 to carry us forward and cement our future as a progressive nation.

  20. 72 Ladyhawke
    October 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Daniel Gross ‏@grossdm 22m

    Oh please people. House GOP doesn’t accept Obama’s legitimacy, routinely say awful things about him, then complain about lack of respect

    Retweeted by LOLGOP

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Good for (some) media pushback.

      The MSMers like upChuck and Jake the Snake and just about everyone else on national TV are unhampered by management from offering their opinions from a White Privilege POV.

      The most disrepectful and disruptive GOP House, that their own speaker can’t control expects RESPECT from the President of the United States for acting like 2 year olds? For plotting sedition and creating global uncertainty just because they believe it’s their birthright as white men?

      MSM producers/editors really need to take a look at their reporters’ POV and realize how unsettling it is for the vast majority of Americans who are disgusted by the House GOP hijinks.

  21. 75 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    You can tell which counties the 1%ers live in NJ…


    Somerset, example, where I used to work a few yrs back Ugh!

  22. October 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Nikkei has opened up ~ 1.25 %

    • 78 99ts
      October 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Our market is weird Bobfr – yesterday, started way down – ended way up – today started way up – now going down ????

      What the GOP has done (among many horror things) – make the markets volatile – not good for business, investors, retirees and virtually everyone – the only ones who benefit are those who treat the market as a casino

  23. 80 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    NJ Senate results (with 50% reporting)
    Booker (D) – 56;
    Longegan (R) – 43

  24. October 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you UT!!!!

  25. October 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm


  26. 90 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    House is in session on c-span

  27. 91 utaustinliberal
    October 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Naturally, that disgrace to the human race who disguises himself as a PA Senator, Pat Toomey, voted against the US economy and the American people. This man very literally makes me sick to my stomach.

  28. October 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    New York Times has called it for Senator-elect Cory Booker 🙂

  29. October 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    TY BT’s……… This race should be called any second now……… Booker up 83/17 w/ 35% still left in Essex. Congrats Sen. Booker!

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  30. 102 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  31. October 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  32. 105 susanne
    October 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    a good day for democrats, and for democracy! congrats mr booker, and thank you mr president.

  33. 106 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Wooooooot! 😀

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      This is such good news I feel like dancing. New Jersey finally, finally does something right. If only they would come out in the same numbers on November 5 and kick that Christie to the curb. You can do it, NJ. You feel so much better afterwards.

    • 109 ERICFIVE
      October 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      There have only been three AA ever elected to serve in the U.S. Senate in U.S. history. Senator-elect Booker makes number four. Let’s savor this moment.

      • 110 nathkatun7
        October 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Yes Indeed EricFive! Two from Illinois and one from Massachusetts. I am so elated to see New Jersey joining the club. For us oldies, tonight is monumental! It’s very rare to see African Americans elected statewide. It’s no wonder white supremacist right wing tea baggers are in a panic mode and are ready to destroy the country. They clearly realize that the country has changed.

    • 111 pkayden
      October 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Wonder if Booker has any presidential aspirations.

  34. 112 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  35. 114 57andfemale
    October 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    58% reporting. Cory +13

  36. 115 japa21
    October 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Regarding the markets, what this deal does is create stability as the threat of default is effectively removed. It is almost as if the actual law that created the debt ceiling was repealed. Ansd since that has happened the GOP can no longer think to extort concessions based on that type of threat.

  37. 117 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    So in the house the GOP who are talking are thanking Senator Collins and not talking about what they themselves have done for the past 3 weeks – but gosh – they also think JOBS are the important thing – and the $ is in trouble today because this government spends too much money!!!!!!!!!

    The $ is under pressure because these fools wanted to default on the debt of the USA – that is the one and only cause of the $ move in the past weeks.

  38. October 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    • 121 susanne
      October 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      lovely, chips!

    • 122 forus50
      October 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      I need to get over Booker’s bs commentary about POTUS’s campaign ads last year. He was a guest on some Sunday talk show and did this “both sides run dirty ads” crap. Well, at least he’s a DEM in New Jersey. Congrats Cory!

      • October 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        With you on that, along with a little bit of show-boating, IMO. But I’ll take him !!

      • 125 pkayden
        October 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

        Saw him on Morning Joe talking that nonsense. My blood was boiling at the time. The first thing I thought was why would a Democrat criticize their President’s ads publicly? Why not speak to President Obama privately. Plus, President Obama turned out to be 100% correct to go after Romney’s involvement in Bain.

        • 126 forus50
          October 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

          Me too. I was so pissed and sent off quite a few tweets speaking my mind to him. He actually tweeted back (lol, I think Cory tweets everyone!) but his justification was weak imo.

      • 127 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        October 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm

        I supported him over the rwnj; however, he still gets the side-eye…

    • October 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Hahaha. They both have goofy grins on their faces, but they have mega brains, especially “that one” on the left 😀

  39. 130 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Somebody pop open some bubbly!!!

  40. 132 forus50
    October 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

  41. 141 idon
    October 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    This a wonderful wonderful day. I will not forget it.

  42. 142 japa21
    October 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I don’t know what the last polls were on the NJ Senate race, but I seem to remember they were somewhere around 10-11% lead for Booker. He is currently at 11% and most of the strong counties for Lonegan are at 80% or more reporting, so I can see a scenario where Booker comes in over 15% which is a crushing defeat and should make Christie very concerned about the gubernatorial race.

  43. 144 Dudette
    October 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

  44. 146 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Fuckhead alert: Ann Coulter the ghoul is on CNN. Don’t accidentally go there like I just did.

  45. 151 desertflower
    October 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I think the larger issue is not just the $24 billion loss from this stupid stunt, but add to that the $18.6 billion from August 2011 debt ceiling bs and the downgrading of the US credit rating….really? THIS is the party of fiscal responsibility?? My dying ass.

  46. 152 amk for obama
    October 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

  47. 153 desertflower
    October 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    THIS is where I am:) Thank you, MR PRESIDENT!!

  48. 154 99ts
    October 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Ms Pelosi speaking – YAY – Speaker Jan 2015 – or before

  49. October 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Speaker Pelosi at the podium ….

  50. 160 JER
    October 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

  51. 161 forus50
    October 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

  52. October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Hey everyone!!! Where’s the awesome Frank Schaeffer tweet again?

  53. 164 Jovie
    October 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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