Tweets Of The Day



FLOTUS is back!



105 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”

  1. 1 canadabarb4obama
    October 17, 2013 at 11:56 pm


  2. 10 vcprezofan2
    October 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Way to go CBarb!

  3. 20 canadabarb4obama
    October 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    where has everyone gone?

  4. October 18, 2013 at 12:04 am

    GoBrooklyn: {{{Hugs}}}

  5. October 18, 2013 at 12:11 am

    And, until that FACT is acknowledged and pursued the problem will only become worse.

    Hopefully folk with way more influence than I ever have will get it and make it stick.

  6. 27 sherijr
    October 18, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Best wishes & Congratulations GoBrooklyn, I’m so glad you got covered 🙂 now you can concentrate on your health and not worry about costs- that’s whats most important.

  7. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    October 18, 2013 at 12:15 am


  8. October 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Hope this is formatted properly(Delete if not)……… President Obama’s letter to returning government workers.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      October 18, 2013 at 12:25 am

      This is a very significant and elegant letter, which no doubt meant a lot to those workers, as they returned to the job.

    • 34 theo67
      October 18, 2013 at 12:33 am

      What a fantastic and poetic letter. It is a letter written by a leader, understanding how frustrated and unappreciated his people must feel – and reminding them of how important and vital they are. I hope all the federal workers really understand this letter comes from his heart, and that it’s written by a man who loves his country deeply. What a glorious letter!

    • October 18, 2013 at 2:29 am

      Well done, LP.

      More evidence of the exceptional President we are all blessed to have.

      #TrustBarack …. He Earns It Every Day

  9. 36 vcprezofan2
    October 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    ‘Bonne nuit, folks’. I’m becoming incoherent! So ‘Toodle-di-doo and “Sweet dreams”!’

    ‘An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything & in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.’~T. Fuller

    • 37 theo67
      October 18, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Good night, VC. Keep me posted on the recruiting progress! (and the vodka…)

      • 38 vcprezofan2
        October 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

        Alrighty! Might even share a few (I AM optimistic) of the finalists’ résumés I receive. Maybe, give you a chance to help decide – if you keep it under your hat.
        GM and have yourself a great Friday, Theo Girl! 😀

  10. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    October 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Health care insurance is not a joking matter, but I really must say I’m holding back some guffaws on this one:

  11. 47 amk for obama
    October 18, 2013 at 12:43 am

    ya think?

  12. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    October 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      October 18, 2013 at 12:58 am

      • 52 99ts
        October 18, 2013 at 4:05 am

        Why is there always one in every election – one a..hole who comes into the Senate or the House with the number one goal of causing havoc. Now he is putting a hold on a nominee. May karma catch him in ways he may never anticipate.

      • October 18, 2013 at 7:51 am

        JOB, this face is the stuff of nightmares. I’m seeing it in the early a.m. and it’s giving me the creeps–not a good way to start the day. Someone has to put a lid on this guy. Harry Reid, time to start overriding holds from this creep.

        • 54 jacquelineoboomer
          October 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

          I did tweet McConnell’s office to ask why he isn’t removing Cruz from whatever committees he’s on (only one I know of is Commerce). I think that’s one of the threats the “leaders” have over their own, if they don’t play along. Cruz needs to be the loneliest guy in the Senate, away from the cameras. Eek.

  13. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    October 18, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Did you see this, Bobfr?

  14. October 18, 2013 at 1:07 am

    • 57 carla4obama
      October 18, 2013 at 1:22 am

      Our President…the FIREWALL..!!

    • 59 purpleshoesla
      October 18, 2013 at 1:53 am

      Man, I just finish drying my eyes after watching the clips of our awesome VP as well as our WH Chief of Staff joyously welcome our federal employees back to work, reading the Prez’s welcome back letter and then ….. I scroll to this and lose it all over again….
      I wish I could be this poignant; particularly in less than 140 characters. Thank you Miz Chips and TOD blog tryants for this space…. y’all are the lifeline to sanity. Me and my Mom (affectionately known as Gramma Shoes) and my sis-in-law (Sistah Shoes) are all getting together this weekend to write letters of thanks and letters of derision to our respective Congress peeps in CA. Time to take back our government and our country… #It’sCalledCitzenship.

      Has the little pupster arrived yet? 🙂

      • October 18, 2013 at 8:59 am

        purpleshoes!! Thanks so very much for the very sweet note you left on my blog!! I really appreciate it.

        I also shed a tear watching those videos and reading PBO’s letter. This never should have happened and it’s wonderful to see the compassion our POTUS and VP have shown to our federal workforce. We will never forget what the RWNJs put our nation through. FORWARD.

        • 61 purpleshoesla
          October 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

          Well thank YOU for putting together such yummy recipes!!. Since I’m taking the train down to hang with family in Oceanside later this evening, I’ll get to peruse your book once again on my Kindle and pick another scrumptious dessert to whip up for my peeps who are all asking what I’m going to make for dessert this time. And yes we will never forget what these domestic terrorists have done these last 3 weeks nor allow them to do it ever again. It’s time to crush these mofos once and for all. #DemCongress2014. #FORWARD

  15. 63 susanne
    October 18, 2013 at 1:10 am

    more sam! (excellent for night owls)

    ‘ Today we have some outlier statements made by other political analysts. As rounded up by Andrew Sullivan, we have Nate Cohn at the New Republic quoting Alan Abramowitz:

    Democrats need a 13 point Democratic edge on September 1 to win the 17 seats necessary to retake the chamber in November.

    For any wave election, that would be a very soundly built levee. However, recent data suggest this statement is rather overstated, for two reasons:

    In the last 6 elections, the drift from previous-year generic-opinion polls to November outcomes is a median of 3 points (4.6 points for midterms only).
    Republican-favoring gerrymandered districts are weaker than they look. Because they seem to have more independents than other Republican districts, the necessary national popular-vote margin for a Democratic takeover is lower than in 2012, and I estimate it at about 4 points.

    I have analyzed this all recently. I think the levee could be breached by a 7-point generic polling margin next October.
    To revive an old promise I made last year: if the race moves that far toward Republicans during the month of October 2014, I will eat a bug.’


  16. 65 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:15 am

  17. 67 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:16 am

  18. 68 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:17 am

  19. 69 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:18 am

  20. 70 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:19 am

  21. 71 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:27 am

  22. 72 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 2:31 am

  23. 73 Bill R.
    October 18, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I just turned 65 this month. I am glad that I lived to witness a President whose wisdom and goodness of soul are an inspiration to the world, and to me.

    • 74 theo67
      October 18, 2013 at 2:44 am

      Congratulations Bill – I hope you had a blow-out celebration! We are fortunate to be living in this age of President Obama.

    • 75 Dudette
      October 18, 2013 at 3:41 am

      THIS — > “We are fortunate to be living in this age of President Obama. ” It’s a momentous time in history, Bill.

      Hope you’re still enjoying your month-long birthday extravaganza! 🙂

  24. 77 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 3:43 am

    ACS (Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding): ~ Mysterious Traveler

  25. 78 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Sarah Vaughan ~ Tenderly

  26. 82 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 4:38 am

  27. 84 susanne
    October 18, 2013 at 5:13 am

    hey sailor–you up?

    ‘With the USS Arizona and Battleship Missouri Memorials as a backdrop, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. relieved Adm. Cecil D. Haney as commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 16.
    “Our president and secretary of defense are clear,” said Harris. “As a nation, we will rebalance to the Pacific and we will work closely with our allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.”
    As commander of Pacific Fleet, Harris is responsible for 100 million square miles ‘from Hollywood to Bollywood, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle.’ Covering more than half the Earth’s surface, the Indo-Asia-Pacific region is vital to U.S. economic and security interests. Pacific Fleet maintains combat-ready and forward-deployed naval forces that consist of approximately 200 ships/submarines, 1,100 aircraft and 140,000 Sailors and civilians. ‘


  28. 85 susanne
    October 18, 2013 at 5:31 am

    amazing. with gif.

    ‘ Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who was defeated by Cory Booker yesterday, delivered his concession speech last night and, at one point, visibly shoves his wife’s arm away as she tried to console him. ‘


    • 86 4morefor44
      October 18, 2013 at 7:42 am

      he wasn’t the “tea party” candidate. he was the REPUBLICAN candidate. there’s no separation. i wish “the news” would stop trying separate the two.

  29. October 18, 2013 at 7:29 am

    October 18, 2013

    Quote of the Day

    “He still thinks he’s smarter than everybody else. He might be able to work a calculus problem better than I can. But he can’t legislate better than I can.”

    — Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), in a Huffington Post interview, about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).



    • 88 4morefor44
      October 18, 2013 at 7:49 am

      so weird how an ivy league education is a positive in “the news” and to republicans, but a democrat with the same is “elitist” and in president obama’s case, “uppity.”

      • October 18, 2013 at 7:55 am

        There are those who don’t want to believe that President Obama EARNED his Harvard degree — it wasn’t just given to him for attending — and that he has the intelligence to back it up.

        The same reason they don’t want to give him credit for his accomplishments. If they can’t come up with any negatives, they will try to give the credit to someone else.

      • October 18, 2013 at 8:05 am

        4 more, Republicans don’t value education or degrees, but Cruz wears them like the fans on a strip tease. We’ve all known well educated people from Ivy League schools who could pass tests, but are dumber than dirt when it comes to interacting with people in the real world. For Cruz, the whole world begins and ends with himself and his entire goal in life is to push HIS world (self) into the limelight. Republicans are currently dazzled with this, but even they are finding that people like Cruz don’t wear well with use.

    • October 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

      What a great quote, SW. Can tell you how much I love Harry Reid for saying this. He really can’t stand Cruz, which makes him part of a truly gigantic crowd.

    • 92 CEB
      October 18, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Oh snap! Go Harry.

    • 93 amk for obama
      October 18, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Nope, cruz cannot work a calculus problem.

  30. 94 kathryn kivett
    October 18, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Excuse me, but could someone tell me WHO is actually in charge of the technical side of the ACA?…..Would you think that if they could trace who of my facebook friends had not voted and send me a notice to remind them to vote just b/c I made a donation to PBO’s campaign, someone could get the ACA website working flawlessly….Now, don’t jump on me but yes, I’m criticizing…if states that are running their own exchanges can get it right, how did this get so screwed up?……I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist but after the Snowden incidence, I’m wondering if there just might not be someone else who has access to technical stuff that for political reasons screwed this up?…..It makes no sense…..obviously it has been a success in states not using the gov’t exchanges….makes you really wonder…

    • 95 forus50
      October 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Totally agree kk. I just checked and my application that I completed online a week ago is still screwed up with a status of “in process” even though I received approval to proceed to choosing a plan. I can’t get to the “choose a plan” on the website as it keeps looping me back to the application. I imagine this will greatly affect the numbers that are going to be reported. I’m beginning to wonder if the Romney/Rove team that was trying to crash the Ohio voting reporting numbers last November are hacking and crashing this website.

    • 96 Don
      October 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

      As President Obama has often said, “don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.” Glitches will happen when you’re trying to open up a system that will help millions of people. Never have I seen such outrage over an IT system in my entire life, if computer systems were perfect there wouldn’t be a billion dollar industry geared towards fixing computer glitches.

      • 97 kathryn kivett
        October 18, 2013 at 8:56 am

        Don, I am not criticizing PBO….he is the best of a lot of wonderful things but technology expert he is not, which he readily admits….that’s why he hired the best to run his campaign…which is why I am sure he is the most PO by this less than perfect roll out….which doesn’t have anything to do with the merits of the ACA but will have a lot to do with it’s success….but someone F’d up somewhere…..

        • 98 nospin
          October 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

          I think Don’s point is the system is set up to help millions of people and so you can’t anticipate all issues. There is a period once users started using the site that issues would occur that were unexpected. The site was implemented 18 days ago on Oct 1 and computer systems are not perfect. I personally don’t think anyone F’d up. I think the roll out was pretty darn good I guess it is because I work in an IT environment. From my perspective I would classify these “glitches” as an inconvenience but in the larger scale it is inconsequential and should resolve itself over the next few weeks. In this case, registrants also have the option to call by phone to obtain a plan. Not as convenient I know but certainly not a show stopper.

  31. October 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

    “Republican Pundit Says GOP is ‘Crazy’ and ‘Awful’ and ‘Shouldn’t Be Trusted with Power’”



    Josh Barro (a politics editor from Business Insider and a lifelong Republican who interned for Grover Norquist) is not impressed with the current state of the Republican party. He calls them “crazy” and “awful”.

    Barro explained that the Republican party is wrong to compare the government to running a business on a federal level, and that Republicans haven’t offered good solutions or ideas. In fact, Democrats were right about how fiscal austerity slowed the economy…

    Barro also knows that some of the blame for the epistemic closure driving the party into madness is due to conservative media…

    Barro is not impressed with the temper tantrums and thinks Republicans shouldn’t be trusted with power…

    Barro called House Republicans out for being “dangerously incompetent” the day before they brought us to the brink of default…

    • 101 Linda
      October 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

      ” interned for Grover Norquist ”

      I have seen this guy on MSNBC a lot and have wondered what was wrong with him…..

  32. 103 Dudette
    October 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Hey! Former WH Domestic Policy Advisor was apparently on Morning Joe this morning. I can’t watch that show ‘cuz it makes me puke, but did any other TODers catch her?

  33. 105 desertflower
    October 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “potentially violated ethics rules by failing to publicly disclose his financial relationship with a Caribbean-based holding company during the 2012 campaign,” Time reports.

    “When Cruz later reported the financial relationship in 2013, he failed to comply with Senate rules requiring full identification of the holding company and its location, triggering an inquiry by Senate Select Committee on Ethics staff and a second amended disclosure.”

    http://politicalwire.com/ IOKIRAR

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