President Obama’s OFA call

8:15 EST: President Obama is joining an exclusive call with OFA supporters to talk about what’s next in the fight for change

The call will be streamed live here

154 Responses to “President Obama’s OFA call”

  1. 1 a4alice
    November 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I’m waiting by the phone! 😉

  2. November 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Hello Mr. President!

  3. 28 a4alice
    November 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    OK so early this morning as soon as I got into work I logged in to old TOD and shared my observation that NPR said NARY word re: ACA. On the way home? Nothing. Nada. Zippo.

    However they nothing GOOD about the ACA either. So does this mean the ACA is no longer newsworthy?

    • November 18, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      I think you’re onto a glimmer of hope.

      My local radio station news has been focused on the midwest tornado devastation and local stories (like a shooting at a mall – ho hum), but didn’t hear anything about ACA (not that I listen continually).

      And Ezra Klein, that pioneer of trashing healthcare.gov has apparently done a U-turn today. Do you think the #EzraKleinMovies twitter trend made him come to his senses?


  4. 31 desertflower
    November 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Back from a loooooooooooooooooooong work day! Ever feel like you ran and ran and got nothing much done? THAT was my day today. But, I get to have a call with the President tonight!! Can’t wait. Fired Up. Ready to Go!

  5. 32 utaustinliberal
    November 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Helloooooooooooooooo……Mr. President! Can’t wait.

  6. 34 desertflower
    November 18, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I see that Zimmerman has been charged with assault and battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief…gee…who woulda thought! Stupid ass should be behind bars right now.


  7. 38 GGail
    November 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm


    I’m staying at my office so I can participate in the call. Otherwise I’m normally stuck in traffic at that time 😀

  8. 42 Nena20409
    November 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm


    George Zimmerman was charged Monday with aggravated assault with a weapon, battery and criminal mischief after his girlfriend claimed he pointed a long-barreled shotgun at her inside their residence, Florida police told reporters during a press conference Monday.

    After police responded to her 911 call, Zimmerman had pushed his girlfriend out of the home in Apopka, and had barricaded himself inside. A table was broken inside the residence, and Zimmerman was not holding a weapon at the time. Police said there were at least two weapons inside the home.

  9. November 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Wilkins DC Appeals Court Nomination blocked by Senator GOP – Cloture vote fails

  10. November 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Um, has it started, am I not pressing the right buttons? 😕

  11. 77 desertflower
    November 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I think we’re just all excited to hear what PBO has to say tonight:) Wonder if they’d leave those lines open so TOD’ers could carry on a conversation after it’s over?:) THAT would be cool!

  12. 80 utaustinliberal
    November 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Well JurorB37, looks like your beloved “Georgie” is a sociopath.

    • November 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      And you know, it’ll take this guy murdering a second person before he is finally locked up. He is a psycho, it’s beyond belief that he’s still a free man.

      • 82 utaustinliberal
        November 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        You called it, Chips. This is the second time he’s been arrested for domestic violence since his acquittal. Begs the question, what will it take before he’s locked up? Apparently, not the murder of a child.

      • 83 Dudette
        November 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

        Judge’s kid. Get out of jail free pass.

    • November 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      This is sad but true.

      Really hated the Zimmerman trial coverage over the summer. They sensationalized the “RACE” aspect, but hardly ever mention that Trayvon was an unarmed minor. Never mentioned that maybe our court system should be examined (especially in Florida and other former Jim Crow states).

  13. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    November 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

  14. 92 Dudette
    November 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  15. November 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    NBC in Philly had a report on the ACA website. The reporter logged on and was able to choose a plan with no problem. He wasn’t happy things are better so he had to mention Gibbs who was moaning about the website (boy with friends like these), the White House aiming for only 80% accuracy and a report no one in Oregon has signed up. I find that hard to believe. Bottom line –some positives with a few caveats thrown in because we can’t have good news.

    • November 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      I guess Ezra Klein read this and decided he needed something new to bash this Administration about.

      • 95 a4alice
        November 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

        • 96 GGail
          November 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

          a4alice, I’m just happy they’ve stopped talking negative about it. This way our message can get through much easier 🙂

          CARRY ON!

          • 97 a4alice
            November 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

            yes! I find it curious though. what finally made them stop? was it blowback or was it just less clicks/views therefore less $$$?

            I would guess the latter.

            • 98 hopefruit2
              November 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

              I think it’s a combination of both. Some people got tired of the media’s BS and simply tuned out, AND other people got tired of their BS and confronted them with the truth. think the media overplayed this narrative to the extent it began to backfire. E.g., once George Stephanopolous and NYTimes stepped in it, comparing ACA with Hurricane Katrina,Twitter and the blogosphere became deluged with images of GWB’s incompetence amid the true suffering and loss of life during Hurricane Katrina – something the media GOP would rather not be reminded of, and would rather that the public be not reminded of. This was beginning to be about GWB, not about PBO or ACA, and that’s a HUGE no-no for the media and their GOP friends.

              • 99 99ts
                November 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm

                I was wondering why the attacks seemed to be slowing – and your analysis looks to be spot on hf. Sure confirms the RW bias of the media when they stop a discussion because – George W Bush.

              • 100 jackiegrumbacher
                November 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm

                Excellent analysis, HF. The last thing the media wanted was to shift public attention back to the horror that was George Bush. This was supposed to be a “destroy Obama and the Dems,” initiative, not an effort to “remind people of the incompetent president who let a city drown.” Too late, though. The images of NOLA brought it all back again.

    • 101 Judith Fardig
      November 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      People are signing up in Oregon, but they have to use Internet Explorer (other browsers still have bugs) if they want to use CoverOregon.com to fill out and submit their application. The marketplace is still mostly advising people to call, use the website to get hooked up with a navigator, or fill out the application as a pdf and mail it in. Of course, people other than those already fast-tracked are signing up!

    • 104 vcprezofan2
      November 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Too much work, when you can stick a water bottle or thermos in a pocket or saddle bag, sit on a rock along the way, and leave it there when you’re ready to go.

  16. November 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I’m decidedly cranky right now. Not sure why.

  17. November 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    GOP now blocking Amendment process on the Defense Appropriations Bill ….

    We need to bring maximum pressure on Senator Reid and the Dems to admit the reality that the GOP have broken the Senate. No reasonable person can doubt that if the GOP were ever to gain the Majority they’d never allow the Dems to do what they’ve persistently done since 20 Jan 2009. Traditions are fine; I’ve always respected the notion that the Senate is not just a smaller version of the House, but the GOP have broken that Senate differentiation.

    Yes We Can

    • November 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      sorry for the duplicate tweet, Chips …

    • 121 Ladyhawke
      November 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm


      Time to Stop the Senate Filibuster Madness

      Blocking qualified D.C. Circuit Court nominees is all about denying a president the right to pick judges to fill vacancies.



      Watching senators like Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Mike Johanns (John Y. would not approve), Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham join both of these filibusters, and Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins join one, is painful. These are the problem solvers, and they have let reflexive party loyalty overcome what should be a protection for the Senate and its traditions. These kinds of filibusters are not a part of those traditions.

      If the other two D.C. Circuit nominees are filibustered and blocked, I would support Harry Reid’s move to change the rules now, to move from a 60-vote requirement to stop debate and vote to a 40-vote requirement to continue debate. The argument that if he does so, Republicans will do the same thing when they take the White House and Senate is a bad one: Can anyone doubt that McConnell would blow up the filibuster rule in a nanosecond if he had the ability to fill all courts with radical conservatives like Janice Rogers Brown for decades to come? I hope it does not come to this—and that the problem solvers in the Senate keep their titles, preserve their institution, and stop the filibuster madness.



  18. 124 utaustinliberal
    November 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Pretty cool event happening now.

  19. 125 Ladyhawke
    November 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm


    Maria Bartiromo to Leave CNBC for Fox Business



    The signing is a coup of sorts for Fox Business, which has struggled to establish a profile. Ratings for the network continue to be challenged. Last week, Fox Business averaged fewer than 10,000 viewers in the group that attracts advertisers, those between the ages of 25 and 54. CNBC had more than three times as many with 31,000.

    Ms. Bartiromo, who was the first correspondent to report directly every day from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, was among the best-known faces on CNBC. She was once known as the “Money Honey” for her popular appeal. She also has a long history with Roger Ailes, the Fox News chairman, who also leads Fox Business. He was in charge of CNBC in 1993 when Ms. Bartiromo joined that network.



  20. November 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm

  21. 132 vcprezofan2
    November 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    or Utal-a-wonk,
    or Lib-a-Lib, I have about 20 minutes before I have to go to the bus station so would one of you put up the next thread so I have a chance to dash for the entrance BEFORE I have to leave? THANKS! The last couple of bus nights you waited until I left and then when I returned all the gold-silver-bronze trophies had been gobbled up.

  22. 137 desertflower
    November 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    OK..WTH is going on here? There’s a new post, new post, new post, new post, new post….and comments are closed? Did I just break the computer?? HELP!!!

  23. 150 vcprezofan2
    November 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    BBL – Ask PBO to speak slowly and if I’m not back, take notes, please. Better yet, record the nuances. 😉

  24. November 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    New post (a real one, not one from 2010 designed to wreck VC’s head) in four minutes, 16 seconds.

  25. 154 africa
    November 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Can’t wait.

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