A Tweet or Two















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  1. October 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I am ready to vote!

    I’ve been encouraging some lazy Dems in my own sphere of acquaintances to vote along with their hubbies and children.

    • 8 Don
      October 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      I understand what you are saying NCLB, it’s sad that you have to beg people to get involved in their own survival.

  2. October 27, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I have a new special friend 😕

  3. October 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

  4. October 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Bc they’re not no labels, they’re republicans.

  5. October 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

  6. October 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    You see? 80k ads!

    • 22 japa21
      October 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      But without those ads he may have been at 27%. Therefore, money well spent. Makes the amount he ends up losing by less.

      • October 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        Yup all of it is anti Obama ads. Do you think all these anti Obama ads all over the nation without any pushback, has an effect on his poll numbers?

    • 25 desertflower
      October 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      I would work as hard for MOM as a did for PBO. Just sayin’…this man is the real deal.

    • 26 Vicki
      October 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Governor Martin O’Malley is hardworking and very smart. So is Mayor bill deBlasio, and Elizabeth Warren. They all govern and campaign on facts and science, not on Fear-of the Day political maneuvering.

      Look at how the RW fueled and financed shenanigans have worked out for the 3 Loser Governors, Perry, Christie and Cuomo. None of them are presidential material.
      No wonder the NY Times has the return of Jeb Bush on the front page.

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Our sweet Governor O’Malley is EVERYWHERE! Love it.

    • 28 GGail
      October 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Gov O’Malley has paid close attention to the lessons he learned from his mentor, PBO and is putting them to good use. Of course he has good stock to begin with.

  7. 32 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Gold ⭐ for NCLB, Congrats.

    Awesome Tweets. Thanks bt.

    Now, I thought it…….but held my tongue…….well……it looks like the GOP Leader has crystallized.

  8. 34 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    • 35 arapaho415
      October 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Was it you who posted this yesterday?

      Why aren’t Dems shouting this from the rooftops? (I understand why those in the coal/gas states wouldn’t, but every Dem who aspires to be a congresscritter not from an Appalachia/fracking state should remind voters of this.)

  9. 38 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    He’s all that and then some!!!!!

  10. 39 arapaho415
    October 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    GA TODville.

    Raise your hand if you’ve heard reports of either of these (the second link is to the Dem complaint with the FEC):

    From the article:
    “The most important thing that Republicans did over the past two years to improve their data and technology came at the end of August.

    That’s when Data Trust, the private company that functions as an offshoot of the Republican National Committee, announced that it would begin sharing information from its voter file with i360, the entity created by the Koch brothers to house its own voter file and data analytics tools.

    For the first time ever, the two biggest voter-file-gathering operations on the right would be working together.”

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    So, yeah, it’s NO exaggeration to refer to MSM/Koch/GOP as a single entity.

    • 40 57andfemale
      October 27, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Excuse me, but isn’t that against the law? Aren’t those entities supposed to stay separate? This is beyond a wink and a nod – this is blatant.

      Hey Chuck Todd, why isn’t this “disqualifying?”

      • 41 arapaho415
        October 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm

        That’s what the Dems are claiming in the PDF linked to in the tweet.

        My eyes glaze over with legalese, but you’d think that this would have been reported by the “liberal” media.

        I find this an insidious, under-the-radar assault on true freedom and democracy, yet the people entrusted to keep the public informed are treating this like the 8-years under Bush/Cheney — as if it never happened.

  11. 44 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    …..The Media are scared of the Right Media echo chamber. The Media are eager to prove that they are Not Liberal. The Media ignores issues that affect or are talked about by the Liberals.

    …..In any given case……the Right will wrap their arms and protect their own. The left will not……for their constituencies are vast and Unity is Never their main Goal. To debate, argue and to display their independence…….rule the day……..1968. 1972. 1980. 1988. 2000.

  12. 48 arapaho415
    October 27, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Look no further if you need to convince a libertarian friend or two why Rand Paul is dangerous as well as being worthless (I didn’t click on the link, anything having to do with the GG scum makes me nauseous).

  13. 49 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    At the WH presser today, questions were dominated by Ebola……NY/NJ……then some shots at Dems running away from POTUS and how come POTUS stayed in DC all weekend and was not out there stomping for Dems. These are the same people who were chiding president Obama for fund raising and going to states speaking out on the economy…….then the questions were mainly about the Cost and who were paying for the security detail, etc, etc, etc.

    Today, the WHPC once again showed how inept they are…..willfully. USA has a system with States and Fed laws. Unless Pres Obama mandates and gives directives on Ebola to nationalize it……States can continue to go rogue as NY and NJ did.

    CDC doesn’t give orders. Pres Obama is often accused as Tyrannical, Dictatorial, etc. Now had he done that here, these same people would still be complaining.

    It is annoying the heck out of me.

  14. 50 arapaho415
    October 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  15. 51 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

  16. 52 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    A non-apology 😆 apology

  17. 54 Nena20409
    October 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Keep digging fluffy.
    Mofo lying SOB

    • October 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      I can not stand Chris Christie, his job also is not to throw that nurse in a dam cage like she is some animal. I hope Ms. Hickox lawyers can sue that disgusting Governor.

  18. 56 arapaho415
    October 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Humor for those who endured Microsoft Office 20 years ago…

    • 57 Nena20409
      October 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      GOP has shut the gov’t down…..2X in the 1990s. They have held US hostage and caused a Credit Down Rating in 2011 and went again and shut the Gov’t down in 2013…….

      Depression in the 20th Century was under Hoover. GW Bush had Iraq war, Dot.Com Bubble and the Financial Meltdown.

      How dare the Media, Bush Family or any one who cares for this Nation want another Bush? How dare the GOP? ONLY in USA that a party with so many failures rise from their destructive and radioactive toxicity and are still getting people to vote for them. The reason they Never will change.

  19. October 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Soon this poll will disappear-

  20. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Good afternoon, Chips!

  21. October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  22. 64 Jeff
    October 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm


    An interesting article I think about how so many overlook racism in America.

  23. October 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    But nbc sez…

    • 66 99ts
      October 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      That is just sad – in a sane world that would be 80/20 to democrats – Cannot believe sane people vote for the GOP – then again we elected Tony Abbott. Seems the world is full of “I’m OK who cares about you” people.

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  26. October 27, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    If we listen to these tv cable pundits the Democrats are doom and it’s all because of Obama. As of today I refuse to listen to weasels.

  27. 71 57andfemale
    October 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm

  28. October 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  29. 73 forus50
    October 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  30. 75 forus50
    October 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Tied poll is good for a Dem in Georgia! Way to go Michelle Nunn!

  31. 76 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  32. 77 57andfemale
    October 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  33. 78 carolyn
    October 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Just realized when reading about VP Biden going to Turkey, Morocco and Ukraine.. life does not end Nov. 4! Barack Obama will STILL be president, and we will enjoy him for two more years. As usual, he and his admin are planning ahead, not stuck in the 24 hour cable news cycle.

    I firmly believe the Dems will win a majority next Tuesday, and most Repubs know it, which is why they are so desperate. I know many here do not like Grimes, but if she knocks out the Turtle, she will be my one day favorite. It is important that she win, even though we are disgusted with her, because that will forever ditch Mitch. Both Hillary and Elizabeth Warren are going to Ky to stump for her this weekend. And who said the Democrats had pulled out of Kentucky?????

    • 79 carolyn
      October 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      responding to my own post……….what these visits by these two high profile women mean, I think, is that internal polls show Alison ahead outside the margin of error. HRC would not go at this point, if she thought she would be pushing for a loser. She is far too self-protective for that. She doesn’t want “loser” dust on her for 2016. And, if Alison wins outside the 3 o4 4%, she will owe HRC BIG TIME!!!! Even more than now…….she will owe HRC in two years, if she’s elected prez.

  34. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    “With 297,141 ballots cast so far, participation in one-stop voting this year is looking more like a presidential election than a mid-term election. Four times as many people have cast a ballot in 2014 than in 2010, the last time there was a Senate race in North Carolina.”

    • 81 vcprezofan2
      October 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Given all the work that Moral Mondays have done in NC, I do so hope that Dem voters there will be so pumped they’ll reward themselves by squishing the Repub candidates into smithereens with an unquestionable majority. May sound a bit violent but I don’t wish Repubs any harm, I just want them to be silenced without any doubts.

  35. 82 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    • 83 CEB
      October 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      I was so busy talking to a young checker about voting early and answering her questions about the issues, etc. that I almost walked out without half of my groceries. Early voting is going on steadily without any problems in my neck of the woods in NE Fla. Many older voters like my mom, however, tend to wait until the traditional designated day.

  36. 84 dotster3
    October 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I voted today in Illinois—-was having fun voting for all my Dems—-until——my political bosom enemy walked in. I rolled my eyes and glared, said a grudging “hi” and muttered, “oh brother”. Grrrrr. She’s one of those fakey nice people who isn’t. A pretender. A B word. We are often thrown into same functions and have learned to steer clear of each other because of diametrically opposed politics. Walked out and saw her car covered with ugly Repub stickers, “Dump Quinn” where her Romney sticker used to be etc. Hater. At least my votes cancelled hers.

  37. 88 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  38. 92 Linda
    October 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    The felony drug case that earned Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson a commendation earlier this year was thrown out of court on Monday because he was a no-show, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

    The case, involving a marijuana possession charge against Christopher A. Brooks, was on hold since September, when Wilson missed a preliminary hearing, the newspaper reported.

    St. Louis County Associate Circuit Judge Mary Bruntrager Schroder reportedly gave prosecutors until Monday to get Wilson to testify before the grand jury. When he didn’t show, she dismissed the case.

    The paper reported that a signed order said: “State not ready. Cause dismissed for failure to prosecute. State opposed.”


    Will the police chief now demand he give back his ” award ” ?

    • 93 vcprezofan2
      October 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Wilson got a commendation for a marijuana possession charge!!! That sounds pretty ‘routine’ to me – sounds like St Louis PD was looking for a reason to hand out a few commendations. Reminds me of summer toddler soccer here, where everyone gets a trophy at season’s end – so none of the 4/5 year olds feel ‘left out’.

      • 94 99ts
        October 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        We used to have that at swimming club vc – and it sure sounds like the same thing.

        • 95 vcprezofan2
          October 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm

          No disparagement of toddler soccer or swimming club intended, yet this does seem like they were scraping the barrel of this professional body to find someone to ‘commend’.

          • 96 99ts
            October 28, 2014 at 12:28 am

            None taken (5 hours later – I’ve been out) – My grandbabe was at a party recently & when given a “favors bag” thought it was the best thing ever. That everyone got a favors bag did not pass her thoughts. 🙂

            I am still wondering what sort of a grand jury hears from the accused! Our equivalent is a preliminary hearing – same thing – the prosecutor presents the evidence – NOTHING presented by the defense, although they are present. This will not end well for anyone.

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  41. 99 Linda
    October 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Since Brownback’s inauguration, 1,414 Kansans with disabilities have been forced off of the Medicaid physical disability (PD) waiver. In January of 2013, Brownback became the first governor to fully privatize Medicaid services, claiming he would save the state $1 billion in 5 years without having to cut services, eligibility, or provider payments. Now, under Brownback’s “KanCare,” PD waiver cases are handled by for-profit, out-of-state, Fortune 500, publicly-traded managed care services. Kansas has contracts with three managed care profiteers — United Healthcare, Sunflower State Health Plan (owned by Centene Corporation), and AmeriGroup. Amerigroup and Centene each gave $2,000, Kansas’ maximum allowed contribution, to Brownback’s re-election campaign.

    “They wanted to cut my full-time care hours by 76 percent, which all three of my doctors said was totally unrealistic,” said Finn Bullers, a disability rights advocate who suffers from muscular dystrophy, uses a wheelchair, has type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes, and requires a ventilator in his throat to breathe. “Essentially, they wanted three out of every four hours to go away.”


    Yet, the article says he has a 48 % chance of being re-elected….

  42. 100 forus50
    October 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    #YesWeDid now has 130,000 tweets and still trending. Chips – whose idea was this last night?

  43. 104 jziglar
    October 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Does anyone know what’s going on in the Arkansas senate race ? The media is saying Pryor is done, but I’m not totally buying it.

    • 105 japa21
      October 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Upthread it says that an internal poll his campaign conducted shows him up one. Now normally, I don’t trust internal polls, but Dem polls have been pretty accurate in the past. And I am not talking the public polls that tend to lean Dem, like PPP. I’m talking where the campaign or the party hires an outside firm.

      • 106 jziglar
        October 27, 2014 at 7:03 pm

        Yep ! Some of the best pollsters out there like Joel Benenson who worked for both Obama campaigns, and Harry Reid’s chief pollster in 2010 who was the only won who got the Nevada race right. Also Guy Cecil said that they have registered 95,000 new African American voters over the year and I’m sure they aren’t included in these likely voter screens. It’s all going to come down to the ground campaign.

        • 107 Vicki
          October 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm

          Let’s see if either of the Clintons go to Ark. in the next week. I sure hope they do. It would help Pryor greatly.

  44. October 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  45. 111 Vicki
    October 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Not just The NY Times this morning, as I noted upthread. Jeb Jeb Jeb everywhere today
    Sure sign the RW is running low.
    Christie, Perry, Scott Walker are flaming out. Rand Paul is way below average intelligence. Marco Rubio–se fue. gone.

    Instead of b.s.ing about GOP 2014 wave there is a desperate attempt to direct conversation to 2016.

    Smells like victory to me. Overly optimistic?

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  50. October 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Is Chris Matthews this clueless???

  51. 126 desertflower
    October 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    If only.

  52. 127 desertflower
    October 27, 2014 at 7:32 pm


    The conservative experiment in Gov. Sam Brownback’s Kansas has led to more suffering across the board — not just for the state’s economy, but for people with disabilities who are losing life-sustaining services.

  53. 128 dotster3
    October 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Do you know how many times NBC/MSNBC reference Obama’s low poll numbers? Dozens of times a day. President Obama’s name is never mentioned without mentioning his “dismal poll numbers”. It’s criminal, imho. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Watching Tweety and Fineman with their nightly “Obama unpopularity” references. Last night NBC news was saying the WH was forced to send FLOTUS to battleground states because the POTUS was so unpopular, then brought on Stew Rothenberg, or whatever his name is, to say the First Lady never can do the trick, make a diff in a race. It is all so disgusting, a constant pounding on a theme. Even SNL’s every opening skit lately has been a mocking of the president and his “unpopularity. I can’t figure out if they are dying for close elections or are dying for Repub rule. But I have never seen anything like this, expecially against this most decent and accomplished president. It’s beyond disgusting.

    • October 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      I saw what you are talking about yesterday on the NBC evening news.

    • 130 MadameSoph
      October 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Dotster,
      I commented yesterday on the SNL opening skits. I get why the corporate-owned MSM and pundits push this BS; they so desperately want GWB and their participation in his blunders to be redeemed, they are pushing all of these “PBO ineffective, unpopular, etc” memes in the hope of making them true. Also, many just can’t stand (consciously or subconsciously) the fact that a black man is doing the presidency better than anyone before him.

      But I am furious and disappointed in many of the late-night comedians and SNL in particular. The way they depict PBO as bumbling and ineffective is just lazy writing. I also think Lorne Michaels has gone conservative in his old age and his opinions are getting reflected in the opening skits (he is the boss, after all). This season, some of the new cast members are doing some funny stuff (finally!) but the PBO-related skits are still just recycling right-wing talking points. I can’t believe Jay Pharaoh (who plays PBO) goes along with this writing. You could make fun of the President and current politics in a way that was clever and accurate, but that is not what they are doing.

      Chris Rock is hosting next week. Hopefully he will be able to influence the tone of the writing. If not, I won’t be watching at all anymore.

  54. October 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    That is all they all talk about is POTUS low approval numbers, and after they talk about that they try to blame POTUS in case the Dems lose this midterm election. As for SNL, it isn’t even worth watching anymore.

    • 132 MadameSoph
      October 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Bella, they are hedging their bets either way; if Dems win, they will say it was in spite of PBO, if they don’t, they will blame him.

      I notice that when the late-night comedians make jokes about PBO being unpopular, etc. no one in the audiences laugh. The people in the press are out of touch with the people in the real world.

      I am starting to be hopeful about this Novemeber. I think the Obama coalition is going to show up for these mid-terms and turn the entire MSM into Karl Rove on election night 2012 🙂

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