128 Responses to “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone”


  1. November 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    *WE* know and appreciate the treasure we have in President Barack Obama.

  2. 5 a4alice
    November 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    this is great NW!

  3. 6 MightyPamela
    November 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    So true, and hopefully we will not have to apply this adage to the planet Earth, if you get my meaning!

  4. 7 Sandy1110
    November 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    There’s an old slave-era cartoon of a white man who decided to drown rather than accept help from a black man.

    As we are seeing, it’s still true today – at least for some of the people who voted the GOP back into power.

    Others will pay for their voter apathy and ignorance of how government works.

  5. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    November 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  6. 18 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    PBO has always told us to be the change we want to see;

    I did what I could to motivate people to vote and get them to the polls – have not yet recovered from the carnage selfishly-greedy and extremist racially-motivated voters & apathetic non-voters wrought on this country;

    I am following PBO in two crucial ways:

    – using my spare time to look for every uninsured person in my location, organizing ObamaCare outreach events & taking lessons to be a certified ObamaCare navigator;

    – I am not waiting for the gop to demonstrate how crazy their policies really are. instead, I am organizing young people in my area to become the voices that locally unapologetically defend PBO and highlight how the extreme policies of the gop are going to cause great harm to ordinary poor and middle-income people;

    We, The People, must be louder & help PBO help us

    • 21 Nena20409
      November 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      POTUS…..is done playing……GOPers destroyed the Civility in DC and they got rewarded by We The People with 36.6% Voter participation……the Lowest since 1942.

      Those who show up, get to elect those who govern.

      • 22 taiping1
        November 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

        In addition to 62% of eligible voters not voting another 70 million potential voters are not registered. The vast majority of our population are disaffected from a broken political system, aided and abetted by a corrupt media that shills for the GOP.

  7. November 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    “If wearing a tan suit at a press conference is enough to bring on a deluge of criticism, President Barack Obama probably shouldn’t be surprised that sending a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made some heads spin. That’s too bad. Obama’s letter to Khamenei just points out the obvious: that Iran and the United States share a common interest in defeating the Islamic State and that real cooperation cannot take place until the nuclear issue is resolved.

    The real outrage is that communicating with key players in the Middle East in order to advance U.S. security is still considered outrageous in far too many policy and political circles in Washington. The “outrage” Sen. John McCain has expressed reminds us why the American public over and over again has rejected McCain’s foreign-policy vision.

    It’s not as if President George W. Bush didn’t understand the importance of Iran to regional politics. His administration started secret negotiations with Tehran after 9/11 and coordinated with Iran both in the military campaign against the Taliban and subsequently in the campaign to establish a new constitution for Afghanistan. Once Tehran’s help no longer was deemed necessary, Bush put Iran in the “Axis of Evil” and ruined the opportunity for the United States to collaborate with Iran for years to come. Incidentally, not long thereafter, Iran and the United States ended up competing in Iraq and Afghanistan, which in turn rendered the stabilization of these two countries all the more difficult.

    Some were angered by the letter to Ayatollah Khamenei because Obama didn’t get “approval” from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah first. But the president of the United States has no obligation to seek permission from Israel, Saudi Arabia, or any other country when it comes to advancing his country’s security.”

    #BackBarack

    Yes We Will

    • 25 arapaho415
      November 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Reminder…

      • 26 dee
        November 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        These are the same people who were outraged because he “bowed’ to the Saudi Arabian king? (I never saw it). But they want him to “ask permission” from the same person? They really are deluded.

        • 27 jackiegrumbacher
          November 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

          Yes they are, dee. They think this last election entitles them to control the man in the White House, but they will soon learn that it’s always the most brilliant strategist and powerful leader who actually wins and for the next two years that will be the President of the United States and no one else.

  8. 28 Nena20409
    November 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    One time, I actually agree with Dylan Ratigan

    CNN didn’t have a ratings Bonanza either.

    Hello TOD.
    WTG Swbluega……another Gold!

    • 29 globalcitizenlinda
      November 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      but most of MSNBC is NOT “liberal new”; it is in fact libertarian & gop news

      • 30 Nena20409
        November 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

        Investigative Reporting is what I am supporting…..the elimination of commentators….Talking heads.

        • November 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

          I know. Can we have a channel or at least one *news* program that just states *facts* without interspersing it with opinions and suppositions? Where there is objectivity and you have no clue of the anchor’s party affiliation/leaning?

      • 32 dotster3
        November 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

        It’s the closest we have though. There are at least some lib/Dem glimmers interspersed on that channel. I can’t imagine having just CNN and FOX. Horrors.

      • 33 jackiegrumbacher
        November 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        Linda, I was wondering how they were going to discuss the future of liberal news that does not now exist. The only ” blue” news can be found on social media.

      • 34 globalcitizenlinda
        November 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

        but the “failure of the liberal network” is the argument many are going to use

    • 35 Jeff
      November 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      CNN is not liberal. They sent a reporter over to the republicans to debate prep them.

    • November 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Here’s a new slogan for them to ponder: If You Stink, You Sink. Really gtg, back later after chores!

  9. 37 Nena20409
    November 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    • 38 desertflower
      November 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Say what you will about Howard..but he understands this basic truth. He also got it done in a big way with 50 state strategy. Put him back in charge!

  10. 40 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    • 41 nospin
      November 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      lololololol and that is what tickles the crap out of me. Look at what POTUS has accomplished in spite of Congress… whatever. They may as well take the remaining 2 years off.

  11. 42 arapaho415
    November 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    FYI…

    Confirmation that it’s tomorrow in Beijing (LOL).

    • 43 arapaho415
      November 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      China pulled out all the stops to reduce air pollution for this summit, AND spent $6 billion on a site to house officials for a couple of days…

      • 44 MightyPamela
        November 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        It all seems so skewed, doesn’t it? Taking temporary measures to alter what s KNOWN to be a very serious problem. Wtf?

      • 45 Nena20409
        November 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        China has $$$$$$$ to burn. Their ca$h reserve is HUGE. China doesn’t want Fog televised Globally. But televised, they shall get.
        Russia…..well, their Currency is in shambles. I am happy about that……not against the people…..just their Putin and their gov’t.

  12. 46 MightyPamela
    November 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I very much appreciate that the last 20 posts are now easily available in the sidebar, brilliant as always, thank you, Chipsticks! ❤

    • November 9, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      A pleasure MightyP! Did some fiddling yesterday, thought that might be helpful! Thank you 🙂

    • 58 vcprezofan2
      November 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      So you noticed it first, MP? Good on you! That’s one of the problems when you enter the thread and read down from the top – you don’t have a good sense of the chronology of things. Not that that’s a big deal, of course. I feel sure by the time I wend my way down to the end, the rest of you will be a post, or even two, ahead.

  13. 59 MadameSoph
    November 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Good Morning TOD! (Still a.m. in my state 🙂 )

    Nerdy, thank you for making the pic of this article a post! You made my morning! I was a little down. Tuesday is still creeping into my psyche now and again and reminding me of the heartbreak, like I had a break-up or something.

    I pulled the jpeg onto my desktop and I’m going to email nothing but this to my f&f. I had sent them a “Cheer up, don’t listen to CNN and MSNBC” email the night before the election and haven’t known what to say since. This is perfect.

  14. 60 Nena20409
    November 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The little bad side in me is saying……well, many Dems were salivating for 2016 and truly Failed their base in 2014. They were eager for HRC even before the 2012 elections. Now…..they have to build a party if they want a victory in 2016. They have to build their “Clinton” party that they all were so proud to wink, nod and tacitly proclaimed all these years.

    They better be careful………they don’t totally wreck their base with their internal cultivation while at the same time, constantly denying racial division/tension/biases in their party.

  15. November 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    A PERFECT STORM FOR FAILURE

    // Begin rant (not in any particular order)

    1) Democrats not standing up for President Obama and the accomplishments of the party in spite of Republican obstruction. And then expecting PBO’s coalition to support THEM after distancing themselves from him. Cowards for not tooting their own horns. They did nothing to distinguish the parties.

    2) A Republican Party that hates President Obama with a passion. For six years there has been nothing but delaying, obstructing, filibustering, sabotaging and hostage taking. They offered no agenda for the American people, just that President Obama was to blame for everything and fear of Ebola, ISIL, Guantanamo and the border.

    3) Unprecedented voter id and suppression tactics across the country.

    4) Low information voters and an electorate lacking basic knowledge about government 101. You know, like the roles and responsibilities of the three branches. How a bill becomes law. The meaning of a filibuster.

    5) Embarrassingly low voter turnout. Citizenship is important. This is supposed to be a participatory democracy.

    6) Shiny object journalism. A complicit media too happy to parrot GOP talking points and shield them from the real scrutiny they deserve.

    7) Excessive and manipulative polling.

    8) Cynicism.

    9) Racism.

    10) Dark Money and Attack Ads

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/opinion/sunday/dark-money-helped-win-the-senate.html?ref=politics&_r=0

    // End rant

  16. 63 MightyPamela
    November 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    So, I have a story: we had a visit from the fire department at midnight last night! The building fire alarm went off, Hello?!, horn and strobe lights, no one no one no one could ever sleep through that!! Interestingly, two days ago I had changed my exit status to “shelter in place”, as I can no longer manage to go down the stairs, beyond two or three flights. And no way I could attempt it with a 14 pound Maine Coon in a carrier in my arms!! Rescued Kitty from trying to hide behind the sofa (she was desperate to get away from that horrid noise), and we sheltered in the bathroom, as the sound is a bit more muted in there. And, since I had my phone with me, I thought I’d update on TOD!! but for some reason my comments didn’t show up. Anyway, it was about an hour before the firefighters left, I did note they are generally quite a good-looking bunch of dudes, then Kitty and I made a cup of tea to calm our nerves before heading back to bed at 1:38am. Party Party Party!!

    • 64 MadameSoph
      November 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      So glad you and kitty are o.k. >^..^<

    • 65 Nerdy Wonka
      November 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Glad you and kitty are safe and sound.

    • 66 desertflower
      November 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      You always have ALL the fun:) Hunky men at midnight, stobe lights….never happens to me!

      • November 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

        Well, DF, there was no champagne, and the strobe lights, meh (shades of the discos in the 70’s). I did notice the dreadful noise, as well as that fascinating noise from the windpipe statues, are exactly the awful sounds I’m supposed to be exposing my poor hearing loss to, as an attempt to build up resistance to noise I just can’t stand to hear!!

        • 68 vcprezofan2
          November 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

          MP, what exactly does ‘shelter in place’ mean apart from the obvious? Did any firemen/people come upstairs to ‘rescue’ you? I somehow didn’t get that sense from your recounting; or was that when you saw how studly the firemen were? I mean, if the fire was real, would you just be left in your apartment ‘shelter’ until after they had put it out? Clarify for me, please.

          • November 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

            Yes, the obvious, VC. I dressed in warm clothes, unlocked the door, grabbed the cat and went into the bathroom, closed the door. I could hear residents going down the stairs, and the floor captains in the halls, but did not open my door. I didn’t know if there were firefighters on my 5th floor, but after they shutoff the sirens, I went into the now empty hall, and looked out the window down to the street. 2 firetrucks were parked at the entrance. Residents were heading back in, some neighbors had come out of nearby buildings and houses to help, and the fire crews were packing back into the trucks. Those of us who shelter in place have a red dot sticker on our apt door number sign. They would only come if there was a real need to evacuate us. I understand in a building like this made of concrete and steel, it could take several hours for a fire to become a serious threat.

            • 70 vcprezofan2
              November 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

              Alright, thanks. The last three sentences clarified things for me. I truly had never met this expression before in relation to a building fire (drill) – my new knowledge of the week.

    • November 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      So happy you and kitty are both ok, MP!!!

      • November 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        She was a dear, bobfr. After the bathroom door was closed, she calmed down a bit, then laid very close beside me on the floor, with her right ear on the carpet, and I put my hands over her left ear, hoping to muffle it more. The little rascal was soon sound asleep and snoring!! Bless her, she is quite astonishing! ❤ _^..^_

        • November 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm

          Good for her, and for you being so comforting to her, MP!!

          • November 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

            Well, you and Mrs. Bobfr will understand, I am totally and hopelessly devoted to her. It’s mutual I believe, tho many do not think it possible of cats. But it is.

            • 75 MadameSoph
              November 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm

              I have had cats since I was a little girl and, let me tell you, they can be the most loyal, affectionate, loving, protective and responsive animal friends you could ask for. The thing with cats is, they give what they get. If you just think of them as “the cat” and don’t engage them, they will not respond. My current kitties have been with me since they were one day old (I found them abandoned without their mom). When I sit at the computer, my boy cat puts his paw on my arm and looks into my eyes. One evening, when I was watching a football game, he took a big mouthful of his food from his bowl in the kitchen and brought it into the living room and put it down next to the couch and proceeded to eat it. I got the biggest kick when I realized that he had watched me bring my food from the kitchen to eat in front of the TV so many times, he decided to try it himself! My girl is super affectionate and likes to spoon. They are truly family.

    • 78 jackiegrumbacher
      November 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      What a traumatic experience, MP. Glad you kept your head and weathered it all. Get some rest today–you’ve earned it.

  17. 79 MadameSoph
    November 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Chips! I saw that Manchester United won! Congrats!

    And I noticed that Chelsea also won their game… Congrats Nerdy Wonka!

    So nice when all at TOD are happy 🙂

  18. 81 arapaho415
    November 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    For those who follow @JeffersonObama, he’s tweeting again this morning.

    • 82 arapaho415
      November 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      More from Jeff Gauvin:

    • 83 arapaho415
      November 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      One more:

  19. 84 Nena20409
    November 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  20. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    November 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Jackie4Obama – This is my response to your comment on the previous thread:

    Agree, Jackie. It’s salt in the wounds of President Obama’s supporters. Those Democrats who didn’t vote or donate or canvass or pray or stick pins in Republican voodoo dolls (anything!) or who tried to get elected by distancing themselves from President Obama … well, I know you know how I feel about them.

    This election, I decided early only to donate to and support specific candidates, and not the overarching Democratic organizations who were too busy sending solicitations for my money (I guess to pay for their after-party aka post mortem) to figure out how to get Dems elected. Not sorry.

    Soon, I will distance myself from the Dem organizations – almost unsubscribed to one of them a day or so ago, but – luckily – I actually opened their email and found a lovely message from the President. That earned them a little reprieve, before I tell them what I think of them and hit the “you are temporarily dead to me” button!

    Then? #Forward #TwoMoreYears

    • 89 susanne
      November 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      thanks for this. i’ve been grinding my teeth, feeling duped by the dems who needed help in their close races, only to see them deny the president is the best dem ever, the best politician, the best ally they could have. henceforth, i’ll be more discriminating, donating to the ones who stand up for the agenda i support, leaving the others to their bad karma.

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      November 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      JOB, I have been though most of the stages of grief in this last week, but have pretty much been stuck on anger. I have had a hard time looking at people on the street or in stores and not condemning them for their stupidity and blindness. That isn’t a healthy reaction, but I have to move through it to go on. Yes, the Dems were profoundly stupid and every major Dem organization misguided, but the ignorance of the American people depresses me more than I can say.

      • 94 jacquelineoboomer
        November 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        It’s truly almost more than we can bear, jackieG. But I guess we’ve gotten through worse things, and we’ll get through this.

        I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking that President Obama has great things planned for us, during the next two years, and I plan to “cling to” that thought! That and maybe stock up on wine, and have a glass each evening.

    • 95 canadabarb4obama
      November 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      wise decision; hope when you flip them the bird, you will send them your rationale; will they ever learn?

  21. November 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Lots of RTs in the sidebar, but wanted to be sure you didn’t miss these ….

  22. 104 Jeff
    November 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Kansas is facing major economic problems and may soon look worse than Detroit Michigan. I just hope that they don’t complain and expect bailouts. After all they did vote for Brownback.

    • November 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      You mean like those congress people who did not want to provide Federal disaster aid to areas that needed it until *their* area needed it?

    • 106 jackiegrumbacher
      November 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Those who chose to vote for Brownback deserve every single economic problem they get. I have no pity for them because they had a choice and they willingly opted for ruin. Those who had the sense to vote against him will reap the destruction that their fellow citizens inflicted on them. I hope they know enough to blame the right people.

  23. November 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    November 7, 2014 11:02 am
    The Red State Wedding: Why McConnell blew out Grimes

    by Joe Sonka

    As we mentioned Wednesday, no one was shocked that Alison Lundergan Grimes fell short in her bid to defeat Sen. Mitch McConnell, but her shellacking by over 15 percent was a jaw-dropper. Most reporters and pundits already had their post-mortem obituary ready on why McConnell won but had to frantically amend it to account for the fact that the race was a blowout just 30 minutes after the polls closed.

    These Grimes campaign obituaries vary widely: Some blame incompetent management, some credit a first-rate McConnell campaign, some say Grimes went overboard on distancing herself from the president, and some say Grimes never had a chance. There’s at least a grain of validity to each claim, but there’s little doubt the Grimes’ campaign was flawed given the blowout. And when a campaign that most signs show was competitive weeks earlier suddenly falls to such a wide margin of defeat on Election Day, it seems clear they built their foundation on shaky ground.

    ………………..

    But in the final week of the campaign, something unexpected happened. Polls began to show that not only were Grimes’ favorable ratings going down fast, but McConnell’s were improving. This was shown to be the case in exit polls conducted on Election Day. These voters gave McConnell a favorable rating of 48 percent – unheard of in any poll done in the last few years – which matched his unfavorable rating. Meanwhile, Grimes’ favorable rating plunged to 40 percent, while her unfavorables rocketed to 57 percent. When asked which candidate was the target of the most unfair ads, they did not say Grimes, but McConnell. After all, the McConnell camp had pointed out that fact-checkers had debunked Grimes’ ads, while McConnell’s ads had him Krogering and playing with adorable hound dogs.

    The ads targeting Grimes were so effective not only because she had not defined herself, but also because Grimes played right into them with her tortured explanations for why she would not answer if she voted for Obama in The Courier-Journal editorial board interview and KET Senate debate. Grimes’ explanation – that she wouldn’t tell us because she was somehow protecting our right to a secret ballot – was not believed by anyone, even her most loyal supporters. The fear of avoiding a two second sound byte in a TV ad wound up backfiring, as McConnell’s ads full of media talking heads bashing her answer likely did more harm to her credibility than any ad saying she voted for Obama would have.

    Many have speculated this non-answer on Obama – and perhaps her attacks on the EPA and immigrants, as well as her reluctance to embrace Kynect and the Affordable Care Act – is what wound up depressing her urban base of Democratic supporters.

    http://insiderlouisville.com/metro/red-state-wedding-mcconnell-blew-grimes/3/

    • 108 MadameSoph
      November 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Ya think? You mean her “urban” base of Dem supporters weren’t inspired that she was a “Clinton Democrat”? (obvious sarcasm)

      You know, Bill Maher is not one of my faves, but he made a great point recently when he said (paraphrasing), “ask Al Gore how well it works to distance yourself from a popular president.”

      HRC of all people should be mindful of this! I remember after Pres Clinton got his BJ in the Oval, Dems couldn’t run away fast enough. Gore declined to have him campaign with him. My ex’s uncle was a long-time Dem who had worked in the Clinton administration and in 2002 he ran for office in a southeastern state, but he ran as an independent because Clinton (another Dem who brought back the economy) was apparently “toxic”. He lost big.

      We all know the Repubs have their dirty tricks, gerrymandering, Supreme Court friends and voting machine fixes; we’ve known this since Bush. Kerry probably won (ahem…Ohio vote count) but he didn’t win by enough to overcome the right wing tricks. I remember thinking that about PBO when he was running. Rove and friends had fixed things for a 2004 electorate (and to prevent a repeat of 2006) but PBO brought out new voters and overwhelmed them. I am sure he won both his races by much more than is realized.

      A Dem can’t just win by getting more votes. A Dem must turn out EVERYONE. PBO knows how to do this. Dems forget this at their peril.

      • 109 jackiegrumbacher
        November 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm

        Your last sentence is the grim reality of our time. Republicans will pull everything in the book to win, including cheating and throwing away ballots, but they cannot overcome a landslide. Every Democratic election must be a landslide and can be if every Democrat voted. The game is rigged and virtually all cards are stacked against us. All we have is volume and in 2014 our wishy washy, mealy-mouthed Dems did not give people enough reasons to pump that volume up.

    • 110 jackiegrumbacher
      November 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Once Grimes decided to call herself a Clinton Democrat, she was headed for the rails. She showed herself to be a weak sister who stood for nothing.

      • 111 mtmarilyn
        November 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        I so agree. I wanted her to win only because she would beat McConnell. Grimes ran away from being a Democrat. She didn’t stand for much.

  24. 112 dotster3
    November 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm

  25. November 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    congrats on your virality, NW!

    And, my achievement of the day:

    😎

  26. November 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    • 116 vcprezofan2
      November 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      “The connection to Whitewater ought to provide additional fodder for Republicans during Lynch’s confirmation hearings. It is odd that Obama chose someone so close to the Clintons–or perhaps not, given the prominent role played by Clinton insider John Podesta in the second term of the Obama White House. Lynch has been rewarded throughout her career for her political loyalty–not an unusual path up the career ladder for federal prosecutors, but certainly one that will allow the GOP, as well as Obama, to raise the political stakes.”

      So this is how partisan conservative ‘reporters’ provide talking points for the Republican pols to use when they question candidates? It would not surprise me in the least if at least one of them uses this info during interrogation of the candidate, even tho it’s been debunked. Repubs are generally so far behind in knowledge of real news.

  27. 117 vcprezofan2
    November 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Hello, Dolly.
    Looking swell, Dolly.
    You keep…… testing if I really can get in again without a fuss.

  28. November 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  29. November 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  30. 124 Nena20409
    November 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    The Title of this Cinderella Song is what I am going for…….to support this Thread 1001%

    Don’t What you’ve got until it’s gone.

  31. November 9, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    NEWSFLASH …..

    Obama Drops The Reality Hammer On Republicans, “Nobody’s Stopping You From Passing Bills”

    ——————————–

    President Obama is turning up the heat on the incoming Republican congressional majority by bluntly telling that nobody is stopping them from passing bills on issues like immigration.
    .
    .
    Beginning in January, congressional Republicans won’t have Harry Reid to blame for their obstruction anymore. Boehner and McConnell are already blaming President Obama’s executive action for their refusal to pass an immigration bill, but the new political reality is that there is nothing stopping them for passing an immigration bill.

    ——————————

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/11/09/obama-drops-reality-hammer-republicans-nobodys-stopping-passing-bills.html

  32. November 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Well look at this beauty…Stockholm front desk…Guest book shared by John Legend:-)

    View this post on Instagram

    Front page of the hotel guest book

    A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

  33. 128 Anjo
    November 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    HI All, Good to see GoB, praying for you always hope you feel much better; hope everyone feels somewhat better after the pounding on Tuesday. I really wonder about folks not voting, here if you complain the first thing they do is check your voting record, no vote, no voice. How can 70% of the electorate not bother to vote??? On the other hand the outcome in my humble opinion can be laid at the door of the press who all say the same thing. There is no divergent view that makes you think, everyone is fighting to say the same thing in the most outrageous way, no wonder folks have tuned out and those who haven’t are none the wiser.

    Six million $ question have the Clinton’s left the land? Are they like Mitt and had no losing speech. Clinton 2016 was the biggest loser in this election, most Dems have avoided Obama, obviously aided by Clinton 16 hopes, big wins for the Clinton Dems would set them up for a launch in 2015 and a further distancing and trashing of the Obama record. Lesson 1 for Clintons, The President is Hon Barack H. Obama, you disrespect, distance and disparage him and his record and its kicked to the curb you will be. You cannot launch a 2016 campaign without the acknowledgement and respect of Obama’s record and the support of his supporters. Forget that at your peril. Of course I don’t think Hillary is the best candidate ‘its my turn now’ is never good policy’ and disrespect of your leader only proves you are not ready for prime time. Back to lurking..have a great week


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