A Tweet Or Two













120 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 Allison
    November 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    PBO is the VERY BEST!!

  2. November 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    The agony of having certain songs stuck in your head?? Agony?? I GOT YOU SOME AGONY!!!

  3. 5 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

  4. November 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Outstanding tweets Nerdy, where you found the time to assemble them when you are working so hard as a volunteer, I will never know – endless thanks, Legend, you’re the best.

  5. 10 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    these people faced untold levels of hate & yet they kept pushing for progress & with their Eyes on The Prize;

    surely we can jump through vote-suppression laws and vote against bigotry & obstruction this Nov/4th;

  6. 11 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm


    “Well, sorry, but the one I feel bad for is Obama,” Maher said. “63 straight months of economic expansion. A depression, averted. A deficit that’s reduced by two-thirds. A healthcare law that’s working and lowering costs. Two women on the Supreme Court. Bin Laden’s dead. Stock market at record heights. An unemployment rate that dropped from 10.2% to 5.9% — If you’re a Fox News viewer trying to do the math, that’s less — gas prices are down. Is it really that hard of a record to get behind?!”


  7. November 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  8. 14 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    • 15 forus50
      November 1, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Glad to see Landrieu doing well. Unless she gets to 50% plus one vote there will be a runoff on December 6th which will be even tougher to win. PPP will have Colorado and Alaska senate polls tomorrow based on calls tonight. Interestingly, they aren’t polling Kansas or Georgia which I’m glad for as I would rather wait and know the real results on Tuesday. Or Wednesday…

  9. 16 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    voter suppression helped by the 5 imbeciles on SCOTUS;


    • November 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Congrats Allison 🙂

      Once again, NW, fantastic selection of tweets. Thank you.

      Thank you Linda for that tweet. Here’s the video ….

      In that context ….

      #LandslideDEMS2014 …. is the BEST REVENGE WE have for all the harm done by the #KOCHSTERS these past decades ….

      Yes We Can

      • 19 globalcitizenlinda
        November 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        thanks a lot for helping me out to bring this up for other to share

      • 20 jackiegrumbacher
        November 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        These voter suppression efforts always seem to have a boomerang effect. It happened here in PA in 2012 when Corbett’s attempt to impose a voter ID requirement seemed to impel people to polls, many of them mad as hell and determined not to take it. It was beautiful to behold. Threaten to take something away and it suddenly becomes very, very precious.

  10. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Standing up for science against political manipulation & fear-mongering to win votes;


    https://twitter.com/WilliamsJon/status/528666783281336320 ;

  11. 22 Obama Grandmama
    November 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I mentioned yesterday that Measure 90 here in Oregon is about an open primary with the top two winners moving to the general election. I decided to vote NO on it even though I campaigned for something many years ago so Independents can vote in the primaries. Guess CA and WA has adopted something similar. The GOP and corporations flood the airwaves with untrue ads and they scaremonger. I am thinking with all the attempts to make voting harder this could be another way to achieve that since it could end up being two GOP candidates in the General election with no ideological choice for me. Also Dems tend to not vote in the Primaries making that scenario more likely.

    • 23 arapaho415
      November 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Sounds like a good vote to me.

      In deep blue California, I haven’t been confronted with having to choose between two GOP for an office, but it certainly could happen.

  12. November 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I just visited the Booman Tribune. Should not have. He definitely expects the D’s to lose the Senate. I was feeling so positive after being here and I really regret that I read his post. Watch out even for the blogs in the Blog Tyrant. Some of them have given up on Democrats coming out to vote. I think I’ll just stay on this blog and forget the rest.

    • 25 forus50
      November 1, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Don’t be discouraged. It’s really, really tough this year because all 8 contested Senate races are in red states. So the fact that it is even this close is really good news. All the blue states aren’t even a contest (Colorado and Iowa are purple). Remember Al Franken in Minnesota won a contested election by just 312 votes in 2008 and that was in a blue state!! This year, it’s not even a contest – Franken is predicted to win by double digits.

      I think the only senate races we may lose –in states in which POTUS won are in Iowa and Colorado. On the flip side, Landrieu in Louisiana and Begich in Alaska and Nunn in Georgia – all in RED states that POTUS didn’t win – have a very good chance with the race tied. So in reality the Senate Democrats are not only doing fantastic in blue states this year but they are also contesting in red states. So all the garbage about POTUS being a drag on this election is total complete bullshit. The message should have been from the media “WTF is wrong with the GOP that they have to fight for 8 red state seats??!!”

      In 2016 it will be very difficult for the GOP to keep the Senate as they will have 9 seats in blue states that are up for reelection. It just sucks that it wasn’t the case this year.

      • 26 Betsy
        November 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

        Thanks so much. It means so much to me that I stay positive because of how important it is to me that President Obama has at least a Senate that can keep the GOP from inflicting more pain than it already has. I am hoping, so much, that all the squeakers go in our favor. I don’t get Colorado at all or Iowa?? What the hell are the Dems doing there to lose in those states.

        • 27 forus50
          November 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

          It’s not Democrats failing—- as much as the media now through Tuesday will blather on about it. About 25-30% of Colorado is Independent and PBO got the majority of those which is how he won. In Iowa the number of Dems is around 600K and number of Republicans is larger at 618K. Again Independents are the majority in Iowa with 704K. This is what the media doesn’t say. PBO got the Independents which is a very hard thing for the sitting president’s party to do in a midterm as Independents by nature are never happy with politics and want to always try something different.

          That’s what the DSCC kept saying about needing to change the electorate in these red states; a very hard thing to do.

          Click to access SSOct14.pdf

          But PBO will be fine – look how much he has done without a Congress. The House hasn’t done ANYTHING BUT OBSTRUCTION in 4 years!). It won’t be easy but I don’t think he ever expected it to be – not for one day.

          • 28 jziglar
            November 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

            I still think it’s foolish to declare that the republicans will win in Colorado and Iowa. I’m not seeing anything to show the democrats won’t win those races. People need to stop buying into the media narratives.

            • 29 forus50
              November 2, 2014 at 12:34 am

              I didn’t declare anything. 🙂 I’m just describing the difficulty that exists in those two states, irrespective of the media and that PBO will be fine either way.

  13. 30 Obama Grandmama
    November 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I hate how my IPad changes what I write to something different. It should say have not has concerning CA and WA.

  14. 31 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

  15. 33 Vicki
    November 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    So, both Clintons made multiple appearances in Kentucky. ALG ignored the Actual POTUS, saying that (ex)Pres. Clinton was all the President she needed.

    At best Alison is dumb.
    At worst she was used by Clintonland to make Hill and Bill look like hard-working Democrats while keeping PBO’s vicious and spiteful enemy in place.

    • 34 EricFive
      November 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      I don’t think she wants to lose. The polls seem to show her close to knocking off the Turtle. I don’t think the Clintons want to be seen campaigning for a loser because it makes them look bad. I work in New York and have White women grab their purse as I walk down the street. I am an attorney. I wear a suit and tie and carry a brief case. I don’t where a hoodie or wear sagging pants/jeans. If supposedly “liberal” NYC is that racist, can you image how bad it is in Kentucky? I would love to see both Cantor and the Turtle, two of the main conspirators against the President, ousted from Congress. I refuse to make the perfect the enemy of the good. It would be great if a Bobby Kennedy clone could win Mitch McConnell’s seat, but that is not reality. I would rather have a racist Democrat in that seat than the current racist Republican.

      • 35 arapaho415
        November 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        The media refuse to acknowledge this country’s shameful past, whether the subject is white voters in Confederate/segregation states, or Native Americans in the West (whether indigenous or moving there by Kit Carson) or the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.

        It would be far healthier for this country to acknowledge this country’s past and how it influences local voters in affected states.

        • 36 EricFive
          November 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

          When it come to this country’s shameful legacy of exploitation of and discrimination against African-Americans, I don’t think there will ever be a fair and accurate accounting by the media. I learned in college how angry some White people get when one attempts to discuss American slavery, racism and discrimination against Black people. To acknowledge such a history, it would be impossible to maintain the false “innocence” and “blamelessness” this country attempt so promote among the White majority. It is far easier to blame the victim of racism and discrimination. The Presidency of Barack Obama has given fair minded White people a glimpse of how the structures of power in this country fight to maintain the racist status quo. They have been allowed to see the age old adage that an Black person has to be twice as good to get half the credit. They have been allowed to witness the goal post moving and double standards that have been every day realities for African Americans for centuries. Eric Holder was spot on when he called ours a nation of cowards when it comes to matters of race. It is far easier and safer to blame the victim.

          • 37 arapaho415
            November 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

            What I don’t get is that then-Senator Obama’s Philadelphia race speech was well-received the media, who raved about how important this discussion is for the country.

            Then they got sidetracked by the economy (and their own personal investments, no doubt), and seem to have forgotten their observations in March 2008.

            • 38 EricFive
              November 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

              His race speech was hard to refute. The media turned on PBO once they saw that he had integrity and could not be prodded into doing the 1%ers bidding. But let us not forget that the same media did all it could to promote Rev. Wright in an attempt to derail Obama’s campaign. Also, everything was promoted as being “good news for John McCain” or how Palin was promoted by the media. McCain ran an incompetent campaign while Obama ran the most effective grassroots campaign in American history. The media was less inclined to engage in the blatant propagandizing it engages in today on behalf of the GOP, but was never a cheerleader or took it easy on Obama, that is a RW myth.

      • 39 Vicki
        November 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm

        I agree with almost everything you say.
        I want Alison to win also.

        As far as the Clintons—they have a record of backing people, especially women, who lose. Their agenda is looking like the hardest-working Dems. A title the media is happy to give them. I ask myself, “hardest-working? What else do they have to do?”

        POTUS is the hardest-Working person in this country. And, by the way, he is running the USA as well as gathering huge thunderously approving crowds.

      • 40 amk for obama
        November 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm

        +1. Big picture, people.

      • November 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

        EricFive, within the context of the current political situation, your comment makes so much sense. In politics, there comes a time when we must make a choice between pure evil and and the lessor of the evils. At the same time, I have this nagging historic reality that makes me pose about the long term consequences of what cowardly white Democrats in the South, like ALG, who are giving in to white racism. During the period fromf 1870s to 1900s, in order to appease white segregationists in the South, white Republicans, who owed their elective office to black voters, started abandoning Blacks and siding with white segregationists. Consequently, there emerged two Republican party factions in the old Confederate South: the “Lily White Republicans” and the “Black and Tan Republicans.” Guess who reaped the benefits of that split? It was the Segregationist Dixiecrats, who masqueraded as Southern Democrats, and eventually dominated Southern politics until the 1950s-1960s Civil Rights movement. They were able to dominate Southern politics, and exercise so much political power nationally, because they systematically enacted laws that disenfranchised the vast majority of Black people. It seems to me that the current Dixie-Republicans, with their voter-suppression schemes, are doing exactly what the Dixiecrat Democrats did from 1890s to 1920s: i.e. systematically eliminate African Americans from playing a meaningful role in the political process. Obviously, today it’s not just the Black people who are targeted. The Voter suppression schemes are also targeted at Latinos and young adults, of all races, who are viewed as potential Democratic voters.

  16. November 1, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I’m so ashamed of my fellow Iowans: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/ – I hope the final poll on November 4 does not end up like this. 😦

    • 44 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      As someone on Twitter said, don’t get too discouraged by a weighted landline poll.

    • 45 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      This is an outlier poll btw. And if you notice, all these polls are being released tonight so that the GOP-loving pundits can have a boasting session on their Sunday Republican propaganda shows….

    • 47 arapaho415
      November 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Definitely don’t get discouraged. As HF2 reminds us, it’s the goal of the GOP/MSM/Kochs to discourage Dem voters.

      The GOP propaganda machine aka MSM fail to acknowledge that if Dems vote, Dems win.

      Some MSM articles do mention (even GOPolitico) that the landscape will be entirely different in 2016 — Dems won’t be on the ropes for Senate seats, fewer white males, etc.

      For their own job security, their focus now is to make sure they will have articles to write until 2016, which won’t be the case if they can’t join the GOP in obscuring facts and obstructing PBO.

      • 48 99ts
        November 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm

        “For their own job security, their focus now is to make sure they will have articles to write until 2016”

        Exactly – the last thing the GOP wants is a senate supporting the President. They would prefer a complete collapse of the political systems – makes for good media

  17. November 1, 2014 at 8:46 pm

  18. November 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    • 51 Nerdy Wonka
      November 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm


      • November 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

        Just gentle, heartfelt advice, Nerdy 🙂

        I hope you’ve got some sleep …. in the last week.

        How the flippin’ heck do you post at TOD and take half of Texas to the polls?

        If I had .2% of your energy, I’d be a very happy bunny.

        Thank you for all you do, Legend.

        PS Only 2-1 v QPR (and won it with a cheaty penalty?). Sheesh.

        • November 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm

          Top. Of. The, Table. Nuff said.

          And Nerdy is taking Souls to the Polls? Awesome sauce! I really have been out of the loop.

        • 55 Nerdy Wonka
          November 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm

          1. Sleep. Oh sweet, sweet, taken for granted sleep. Such a foreign concept to me during this GOTV push. It’s insane. 🙂

          I’ve been block walking, data entry, phone-banking, driving people to the polls, making sure people know all their voting locations. I just want to make sure that when it’s all done, as Desertflower would say, we put our “balls to the wall.” As exhausting as it’s been (a year of this – phew!) it’s been heartening to realize that 2014 is not 2010. Democrats in a red state are organized, focused, and coming out to vote like never before.

          2. Thanks so much for all the encouragement, Chips. 🙂

          3. Pfftt…..you wish Man United was a smidgen as AWESOME as Chelsea.

  19. 60 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I’m curious as to what Mr. Cohn is basing his “predictions” on…because it sure ain’t based on actual live voting trends. It sounds more like “gut feeling” and other bullshit.

  20. 63 donna dem 4 obama
    November 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Good Evening TOD!

    After hours of phonebanking and data entry and I am officially exhausted 🙂

    Now I get to relax and catch up on what I missed today. We had a surprise visitor to the campaign office this evening….

    • 64 desertflower
      November 1, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      thank you,dd…I did the same. Tutored my kiddo and went to volunteer making calls…tomorrow, more of the same.

  21. 65 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    These pollsters on Twitter are furiously pimping their polls and models showing the GOP is in GREAT SHAPE!!!

    Well, we shall see about that…

  22. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  23. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    November 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I just spent all day with folks who are focused on winning campaigns on Tuesday. I DON”T CARE ABOUT POLLS GOOD OR BAD at this point! Help us GOTV that is all that matters at this point.

    I guess I’m tired and should probably go to bed. 😦

    • November 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Donna, who the heck knows out it will go, but the news today on early voting has been fantastic, eg

      They’re real figures, unlike the polls which, as we know, cannot be trusted, so keep the faith, keep doing what you’re doing, you’re inspirational!

      Come on people, enough of posting these friggin’ polls here, let’s go with the truth like in those two tweets!

  24. 71 carolyn
    November 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Any videos of the President’s Detroit rally today, or Michelle’s in Illinois?

    Always remember…….November 5, Barack Obama is STILL President of the United States! And, he will be president with some more Democrats in Congress!!!

  25. 73 jziglar
    November 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Hopefruit I don’t know why Nate Cohn is saying the republicans are going to win 9 seats ? Does he expect a GOP sweep when even the most generous polls to the GOP doesn’t show them coming close to that.

  26. 75 Betsy
    November 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I can’t thank you enough Chips for encouraging us to keep the faith and stop listening to polls. Thank you SO very much.

  27. November 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Suggest a “POLL FREE ZONE” at TOD until the real polls close on 4 Nov and folk are reporting VOTES.

    All that matters from now until those polls close is how many folk we can motivate to VOTE for …


    Yes We Can

  28. November 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

  29. 89 jziglar
    November 1, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    People shouldn’t write off Iowa and Colorado. The polls have shifted in Udall’s direction and the polls tend to underestimate democratic support in the state. Also some of the Iowa polls have Braley ahead including PPP.. The early vote numbers are also in his favor. People need to remember that certain polls had Harry Reid and Michael Bennett losing and they didn’t.

  30. 90 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    President Obama has arrived at Joint Base Andrews and is motorcading to the White House.

  31. 91 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    • 92 arapaho415
      November 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you, HF2.

      I hope Ann Selter has huge portion of egg on her on Wednesday.

    • 93 jziglar
      November 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      That poll was clearly an outlier. They had her up 7 at the end of Sept. and then they did a poll a few weeks ago that essentially had the race tied, and now out of no where she is up 7. Even Rasmussen and Fox news have Ernst up 1 point and they clearly have GOP bias. Not one poll has shown a big lead for either candidate. And the polling has trended in Braley’s direction for weeks now. PPP has him up, loras has him up, and the rest show a tie.

  32. November 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  33. 95 arapaho415
    November 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    DC media bubble are in a frenzy about the Iowa poll because of the pollster’s track record.

    I have to believe that most Iowans in the voting booth will come to their sense and not cast their ballot for a laughing stock candidate — they seem to resent Bruce Braley’s comment that seemed to diss Chuck Grassley and Iowa farmers.

    Pundits insist that the economy is what influences American voters, but this election is proving that not to be true. Gas prices are something that most non-urban voters have personal knowledge of, yet it seems to have no impact on this year’s elections.

    I so hate the toxic stew that the MSM has brewed up and served, which seems to bring out the racism (#BlameObama) in red state voters.

  34. 97 susanne
    November 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    aloha chips and tods
    i know everyone is busybusy with gotv right now– don’t know if you’ve all seen this psa. good to share, especially for young women. i’m finding the casual attitude is that voting is only for the politically involved, not for us cool folks. probably i’m too old to know what’s cool anymore, but i think this ad is dynamite.

  35. 99 desertflower
    November 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Getting cynical is NOT AN OPTION! Feeling frustrated or anxious? GOTV! Shut off the idiot box and keep a positive can do attitude. Not too hard to do.

  36. November 1, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    • November 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      And, several thousand were turned away, evidently.

    • November 1, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      My favorite person in this pic, besides PBO, of course, is the older gentleman wearing a green cap, just off the right shoulder of the President. The expression on his face, the very fact that he is there at all, at a college, among people of all ages ~ in his face I see admiration, respect, appreciation and enjoyment of the day. Speaks volumes for a man of his generation to be present. I am delighted for him to hear the President in person!

  37. 103 dotster3
    November 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I know we’re not supposed to mention polls, but I just got home and—–Iowa—-geez–us! I just have to believe my hope that the DMR poll is an outlier. I just cannot believe that common sense Iowa——this steady, fair, middle of the road state——with just a small pocket of conservatives in the eastern part of the state by the Nebraska border (Steve King) ——the state which was willing to give an unknown candidate named Barack Obama a fair hearing and liked what they learned about this impressive new candidate and sent him on his way to the presidency—–who was able to have that kind of insight and make that kind of smart decision——is now going to vote for a candidate who is as radical as they come on every position—–whose politics are way out there in outer space somewhere. It is just too hard for me to believe. All the people and cities I know there are very liberal leaning. It doesn’t make any sense at all.

  38. November 1, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    A little context for those consumed with polls …..

    In case you wonder what it will be like if we do not crush the #KOCHSTERS on 4 Nov and every election thereafter, I assure you what they’ve demonstrated regarding their policies and actions against women is no different than ….

    The ONLY suitable response by women (and the men who truly cherish them) is ….

    BTW – VOTING is a hell of a lot less traumatic than having to do what all those Peshmerga women are having to do to defeat #Daesh (just another species of #KOCHSTER)

    #LandslideDEMS2014 ….. or ……….

    Yes We Can

  39. November 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    My rampant prediction: Not only will we hold the Senate, but we’ll do so without needing Uncle Joe as the tie breaker.

    Earlier today it was posted that the estimates for voter turnout are at 90M voters. THEY ARE NOT GOP VOTERS. The GOP voters have no incentive besides Obama-hatred to get them out, and determination and enthusiasm trump hatred every time. If the estimate holds up, I’ll bet dollars to donuts that a good majority are Dem and Dem-leaners tired and fired up to do away with Boehner and Turtle. The polling is undercounting that. The RV will be the more accurate than the LV screen.

    Tuesday will be interesting.

    Now, I’m making cocktails. Who wants one?

  40. 111 amk for obama
    November 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm

  41. November 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm

  42. 114 amk for obama
    November 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm

  43. November 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I need a wee, but Danny is asleep on my lap 😦

  44. 119 amk for obama
    November 1, 2014 at 10:36 pm

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