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152 Responses to “Souls To The Polls”


  1. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks Chips!!!

  2. 6 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm

  3. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Beautiful post, Chips! Such a fabulous tradition.

  4. 10 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  5. 11 MadameSoph
    October 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Congrats Chips on today’s game… and Nerdy too! Everybody wins! how perfect for TOD:-)

    Happy BDay Desert Flower!

    Love the Souls to the Polls post! I’m starting to be (knocking on wood nearby) hopeful for these midterms!

  6. October 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Very well done, Chips!!!!

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes We Can

  7. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm

  8. October 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I just have to post this tweet, again.

    Oh Karl, the night of 4 Nov 2014 is going to be a very bad night for you and your fellow #KOCHSTERS ….

  9. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      October 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I was going to do a postscript, “Isn’t she lovely?” – but might as well add a song to it. For Courtney and all the 1st-time voters!

  10. October 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm

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  13. October 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Here’s where change really happens….. persons who vote and make it real.

  14. 35 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I looooooove voting posts. It’s an issue close to my heart. I worked as a poll watcher in the past two elections and it is my favorite political activity by far.

    The “They be voting! They be voting!” Tweet and the “Justice Ain’t Political, It’s Biblical” t-shirts are my favorites of this awesome collection. I’m so proud of the Soul to the Polls effort and the resilience of my people. We shall overcome!

  15. 36 Jeff
    October 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t know why I go on huffpost still. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment and am always curious to see how things have changed over time. I was reading about that nurse who is suing New Jersey for forcing her in quarantine and noticed how dumb and uninformed the commentators have become. It also seems that they are mostly white conservative posters.

    • 37 99ts
      October 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Wish she could sue the governor direct – he should be paying – but the same people who pay his salary will pay out the lawsuit, after paying to defend the lawsuit.

  16. October 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    • 42 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      October 26, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      GOP=’GREED OVER PEOPLE”….THEY ARE INHUMANE AND LACK ANY SORT OF COMPASSION…BASICALLY…THEY ARE UNAMERICAN AND NOT CONCERNED WITH THE MEANING OF A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM…THEY ARE CROOKS,THIEVES,LIARS AND TOTALLY SELF CONSUMED, DEVIOUS AND EVIL!…NEXT……………….

    • 43 99ts
      October 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      In most advanced nations having people queue for the length of time the US makes “some” of their people wait would be a criminal offense. In my world if the wait is longer than 20 minutes they open new polling places at the next election. It is way past time that an independent authority should exist to run US elections. This should really be a No 1 priority for anyone is the US who believes in the freedom of all people to vote.

  17. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  18. October 26, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    PRIOR TO 2006, NO STATE REQUIRED A PHOTO ID TO VOTE

    The Fight — and the Right — to Vote

    By Bill Moyers

    ———————————–

    SHERRILYN IFILL: Well, we’ve been hearing about this for some years. Remember, Bill, prior to 2006, no state required a photo ID to vote. You and I voted, I’m sure, for many years, for many decades, we arrived at the polls, we had our voter registration card which does not have a photo on it, and we voted.

    And this was fine until suddenly we had this issue of voter fraud being raised. And although the issue of voter fraud has been raised, it’s never been proven. In Texas, where we litigated this case, where the state of Texas was all in to defend their photo ID law, they were only able to identify two instances of in person voter fraud since 2002. If you look at all of the data that’s been collected and analyzed by the best political scientists and social scientists, there is no evidence of statistically significant voter fraud. So you’ve created a system that disenfranchises millions of voters to try and solve a problem that you can’t prove exists.

    ARI BERMAN: There’s been one billion votes cast since 2000 and only 31 cases of voter impersonation. So that just shows you that it’s not a problem. Why do we suddenly start hearing about this after the 2000 election? What happened in 2008? The election of Barack Obama. And what we saw is this coalition of the ascendant that came out for the president–

    ———————————–

    http://billmoyers.com/episode/fight-right-vote/

  19. October 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    And a thread for Zombies to the polls.😜

  20. October 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    😝

  21. October 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Heads up Tweeters!

    “Please join us tonight at 8pm ET to celebrate Obama’s accomplishments — help trend #YesWeDid!”

    • 52 hopefruit2
      October 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks so much for starting this trend and getting everyone on board. I’ve been retweeting and favoriting furiously for the last 30-40 minutes!! BRAVA 🙂

  22. 53 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    GE TODers.
    Wow…..A draw in Football for our beloved 2 extremely passionate Man-U and Chelsea Fans.
    ❤ & Peace 😎
    Congrats.

    Au ⭐ for Vetivera24. Congrats.

  23. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    October 26, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    The media keeps underestimating us and we keep showing them up.

    This is not 2010.

    What fools these media folks be.

    Great post, Chips.

  24. 55 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Saw a little of de Blasio’s presser. The man is awesome. Spoke eloquently for the Health Care caregivers. Bravo!

    Here’s the latest for Dr Spencer.

  25. October 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    ALERT!!!

    Starting now —-> #YesWeDid Twitter bomb commences to honor all of President Obama’s accomplishments, despite total obstruction from GOP.

  26. 57 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Excellent Post Chips. These tweets and tweetpics are just inspiring. I am thrilled. I am hoping that Nov 4th is another election night where Karl Rove and the National Media wet their seats on LIVE TC/Cable.

  27. October 26, 2014 at 8:02 pm

  28. 59 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I am shocked.

    Brazil re-elects Madam President.

    • 60 Nena20409
      October 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Full disclosure……I am not shocked of today’s result.

      I am shocked that she made it to the run-off.

    • 61 Nena20409
      October 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Those who Vote, own the political outcome.

      VOTE Nov 4th……Give POTUS a Congress and Governors who would Put The Citizens of these USA, FIRST……FURST as our Amk trademarked.

  29. October 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Welp, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the missus is leaving Tuesday morning. Her dad’s paying for the flight out and for the work she’ll miss. He really wants her out there, but also doesn’t want to be a burden.

  30. 64 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Waving discretely at Alma-b! Niiiice!

    What a triumph of democracy and common sense it would be, if when all the votes across the country are tallied it is revealed that the turnout was the best-est EV-AH for a non-residential election AND the DEMS are in control by a great big majority! In a way, I cannot wait for Nov 5th to arrive to see what we shall see.

  31. October 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Look at that?

  32. 66 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  33. October 26, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  34. 71 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    October 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    MY THOUGHTS ARE ON THESE NEVER ENDING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS…HATE BEGETS HATE AND VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE…THESE RIGHT WINGERS NEED TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR…THE PEOPLE IN THIS DIVIDED AND HATE FILLED COUNTRY CREATED THE RESULTING VIOLENCE. THEY ARE COMPLETELY IGNORANT OF THESE CAUSES…IT AMAZES ME HOW BLIND THEY ARE…AND WHAT ISN’T BLIND IS ARROGANT.

  35. 72 MadameSoph
    October 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Oooh! LOVE #YesWeDid!!!! I don’t tweet but this is awesome and much needed!

    So tired of the MSM pushing right-wing memes and the lazy late-night comedians just writing jokes about them. No one laughs when they do.

    SNL pissed me off last night. Their show opening skits have just been re-hashes of right-wing talking points and Jay Pharoah plays PBO like he is some bumbling black version of GWB! How can he sleep at night? It’s just lazy. There are plenty of clever things they could write about politics and even our President. But PBO is an intelligent, brilliant man who has accomplished more than any other Pres in my lifetime. Playing him as stupid and ineffective is so off base it has to be purposeful. Whoever is doing the writing for the openers has bad intentions and the cast members seem to go along for the paycheck.

    Thank you to all the TOD tweeters who will be sharing PBO’s many accomplishments tonight!!

  36. October 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm

  37. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm

  38. October 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    FINANCIAL REFORM …..

    DODD FRANK & CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB)

  39. October 26, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Rt

  40. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

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  42. October 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

  43. 86 GGail
    October 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    My sister and her son (my nephew) live in Cobb County (Marrietta) Georgia. My nephew turned 18 on Oct. 20. Yesterday he went with his momma and voted for the First Time. He was so excited and felt like a celebrity when people in the place began to congratulate him on voting for the first time. That boy is walking on cloud nine! Hahahaha and I’m so proud 😀
    They keep interrupting me with the play by play so much that I can’t type this to y’all. 😀

    • 87 vcprezofan2
      October 26, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Congrats on your very smart 18yr old nephew! I do believe the response of 1st time voters is going to surprise a lot of Repubs – more than the response of the youth to ACA insurance.

  44. 90 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

  45. 92 Elly in Maryland
    October 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    What a beautiful set of photos. I’m starting to cry just looking at them. I used to live in Atlanta so seeing those Georgia voters in line is especially thrilling. No wonder Republicans hate early voting.

    I did my part today, went for maybe the 6th? time canvassing for John Foust in northern Virginia, will have a chance to go 3 more times before election day. He’s in a very tight race against tea-party type Barbara Comstock in an open seat, previously held by a Republican who retired. It feels so good to get out and knock on doors instead of sitting at home biting my nails about the 2014 outcome. I give as much money as I can, I knock on as many doors as I can, and hope for the best.

    I am very hopeful.

  46. 95 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    DADT…..
    33 states now have marriage equality.
    500K plus Dreamers are here not worried about their Immigration status.
    Consumer Friendly Agency for Regular Folks.
    Deficit Down.
    Auto Industries saved.
    More people graduating from High School.
    Changing Crack and Cocaine sentencing.
    More women and minorities appointed as Judges.
    Dow through the roof.
    US Companies have never been more profitable.

  47. October 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

  48. 100 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Lol, this is fun Chips! Thanks for getting it started!

  49. 107 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    MY BROTHERS KEEPER INITIATIVE

    COUNCIL ON WOMEN AND GIRLS\

    LILY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT LEGISLATION

  50. October 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm

  51. 110 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    So ❤ the #YesWeDid. It is more positive than #IBlameObamaForIt.
    I am loving these positive tweets.
    Thank you TOD Twitter Brigades.

  52. 111 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I DVR two TV shows Only. There are Once Upon A Time and How To Get Away With Murder.
    Both on ABC.

  53. 112 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  54. 113 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    JOINING FORCES

    Support for our Heroes
    Let’s make sure no veteran has to fight for a job at home after they fight for our nation overseas.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/

  55. 115 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Two more ones that are too good to miss!

  56. October 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm

  57. 120 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Jeff G…..now has the #YesWeDid

  58. October 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

  59. 123 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

  60. 125 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    AHA 🙂 🙂

  61. October 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Cool!!

  62. 129 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    The Sneaky, Pesky Coumo Caves…….Finally, some C’mon sense here.

  63. October 26, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    State of the art whitehouse.gov website that educates and informs the public. Optimizes social media platforms.

  64. 134 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    RIP
    Sad.
    Way too young to die

  65. October 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    • October 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      I am crazy nuts for Ambassador Samantha Power. She is a treasure.

    • October 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      In many ways, it just boggles my mind that the President of the United States has to be involved in producing protocols for returning health workers. I mean, that’s the job for staff. But because the GOP have their hair on fire, he has to step in. AGAIN.

  66. 138 desertflower
    October 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    http://www.texastribune.org/2014/10/24/analysis-missing-piece-voter-id-debate/

    Republican state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than 500,000 of the state’s registered voters did not have the credentials needed to cast ballots under the new requirement. But they did not share that information with lawmakers rushing to pass the legislation.

    Now that the bill is law, in-person voters must present one of seven specified forms of photo identification in order to have their votes counted.

    A federal judge in Corpus Christi has found the law unconstitutional, but the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the state can leave it in place for the November election while appeals proceed.

    The details about the number of voters affected emerged during the challenge to the law, and were included in the findings of U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos.

    During the 2011 legislative struggle to pass the voter ID law, she wrote, Republican lawmakers asked the Texas secretary of state, who runs elections, and the Texas Department of Public Safety, which maintains driver’s license information, for the number of registered voters who did not have state-issued photo identification.

    The answer: at least a half-million.

  67. 140 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

  68. 141 sabreen60
    October 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Souls to the Polls!!! And this is one reason why Comcast will not succeed with their “October Surprise” on their home page. It’s a FOX video declaring that Democrats (all white women candidates) are “running away” from President Obama. Then they have the nerve to ask “is this Obama’s October surprise. I think Democrats should boycott Comcast. Their CEO is a RWNJ and all they do is try to depress Democratic voters.

  69. 142 desertflower
    October 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2014/10/the_congressional_research_ser052647.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    October 26, 2014 8:02 PM
    The Congressional Research Service Finds that Boehner’s Lawsuit Has No Legal Basis

  70. 144 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    • 145 Nena20409
      October 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Steady Growth, Consistency are great tools upon a healthy economy is built.
      This stabilizes bubbles in the markets.
      In US History………
      The state of the economy was always the standard barometer of how the press Judged a POTUS. Well, until Pres Barack Obama…….the 1st POTUS born with a Different pigmentation from the 43rd POTUS’ before the 44th.

    • October 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      The states controlled by republicans are like banana republics when it comes to the voting process. The manipulations, the efforts to prevent minorities from voting are so evident, it’s disgusting.

      Republicans can win only if they cheat.

  71. 148 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    From a Rolling Stone editor

    https://twitter.com/search?q=nurse%20ebola&src=typd

  72. 149 amk for obama
    October 26, 2014 at 9:29 pm

  73. 151 forus50
    October 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  74. 152 Nena20409
    October 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm


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