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President Obama Holds a Town Hall on Immigration

3:25 EST: President Obama Holds a Town Hall Meeting on Immigration, Nashville


156 Responses to “President Obama Holds a Town Hall on Immigration”


  1. December 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    el pueblo unido jamas sera vencido

  2. 9 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    FINALLY…I HAD TROUBLE GETTING IT!…:)

  3. December 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Oh goodie. I made it in time for a change!

  4. 13 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    LL had the Gold ⭐ 😉

  5. 15 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    WOOT-WOOT..IT IS ABSOLUTELY NO FUN BEING A BLONDE TRYING TO USE TECH EQUIP THAT HAS MORE THAN ON AND OFF BUTTONS. TOO BAD REPUGNANTS DON’T HAVE ‘OFF’ BUTTONS…I COULD FIND THAT ONE! CAN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH THESE REPUGNANTS ARE TRYING TO DENY THIS CIA REPORT…ABSOLUTE FOOLS!

  6. December 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    My confession.

    • 17 MadameSoph
      December 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Stephen Colbert has a cameo in the second one 🙂

      He is a huge Tolkien fan (refers to himself as “the” Tolkien fan). Peter Jackson invited him to New Zealand while they were filming and after they wrapped for the day, Stephen and the Tolkien expert hired for the film had a contest to see who knew more Tolkien trivia. Stephen won.

      The first one wasn’t great but the second was fantastic and now I’m going to make sure to see #3 in the theater.

    • 18 Jeff
      December 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      I agree… Not sure why they did it this way besides trying to milk money out of it.

  7. 21 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  8. 25 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Only One guy spoke Honestly.

    • 26 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      TOO BUSY TRYING TO UNTANGLE THEMSELVES FROM THE PUPPET STRINGS…OR AT THE BAR DIPPING ICECUBES OVER USELESS CONVERSATION ON THE TAXPAYERS’ TAB!!!!

  9. December 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    PBO IS speaking!!! The Nashville program has begun! They did say that they were moving it up to begin at 2:25.

    • 29 idon
      December 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      This townhall is interesting and awesome and amazing. i loved loved what he said about Irish immigrants. If people would start reading about the history/evolution of whiteness they would learn as PBO said that the Irish people were maligned in the same way as current immigrants, especially those from Latino and African countries. I hope Irish community would come out in support of PBO’s words on this part of Irish American history.

      • 30 jacquelineoboomer
        December 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

        I was mentioning the “Irish need not apply” signs to my oldest granddaughter earlier (we’re part Irish), before this town hall. Sounded as though she hadn’t heard of them!

        • 31 Obama Grandmama
          December 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

          Heinz 57 describes me, I know, just like a mutt. I am 1/16th Native American (enough to be on the tribal rolls and I live on the reservation), then I am mostly European White. My Dad’s grandfather came over from Ireland to fight in the Indian Wars, maybe it was great grandfather. His son married a Native American. Think I could have some inner conflict? LOL There was a French Canadian trapper in there somewhere too. On my Mom’s side there also was mostly Irish with some German prior to being in the USA.

  10. December 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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  12. 36 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Very good first question and a question I had;
    “What will happen to those who come forward and give their personal details and then the next president removes the Executive Order? People are scared that this will happen and they will be a priority for being deported.”

    POTUS answers that all 11 million or so will not be on a priority list even if they don’t give their details. Also those with children can register and will get a certificate that they can live and work here. However it’s temporary like the DREAMERS program. POTUS explains that while it’s true that a future administration might try to reverse some of these policies he thinks it thinks it’s unlikely that they would try to punish these folks because the American people wouldn’t support it.

  13. 37 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Unanimous decision, based on a federal law called the Portal-to-Portal Act, which specifically exempts employers from paying for pre- and post-work activities such as waiting to pick up protective gear or waiting in line to punch the clock. Of course, with the newly elected, bought and paid for congress, chances of changing the law is like the chance sisters: slim, fat, and none…

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  15. December 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    None of the links will work for me…….comes and goes so I’m giving up. May be my connection. Boo…….

  16. December 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Question about civility is so great. A brave man asked what is on our collective mind. And, of course, great response by The Civilian-in-Chief or the Civil-Role-Model-in-Chief.

  17. 45 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  18. December 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    What a awesome joke about his legal status! This POTUS is so brilliant.

  19. December 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    My President is giving such thoughtful, comprehensive answers…listening to his townhalls are like going back to school – a very GOOD school.

  20. December 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The young HS senior asked a question… just to ask a question. I don’t blame her; I would have done the same to talk to my POTUS.

  21. December 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Tears listening to the priest speaking to my POTUS for my president’s role model as a father, a husband, a leader, and a compassionate and respectful man. Wow. Just Wow!!!!!

  22. 55 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  23. 59 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  24. 60 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    • December 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      By Zeus, glad that the rascal is not around to punish us more.

      • 62 0388jojothecat
        December 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

        Every year the Bush/Cheney Crime Administration used the threat of Osama Bin Laden to scare the American people every year especially around holidays and election years. That is why in my opinion that PBO took him out in his first year so NO GOP President or Congress could use it as a threat against to keep us in line

  25. 63 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    WELL…THE VIDEO STARTED ACTING UP IN THE END BUT I SAW MOST OF IT….SAFE TRIP BACK TO DC MR. PRESIDENT…THERE IS ALOT OF WORK TO DO IN ORDER TO ALLEVIATE THE FEARS OF THE IMMIGRANTS…AND EACH AND EVERY OF US FITS IN THAT CATEGORY!

  26. 65 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

  27. 68 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    This is why I say TeaNN is more cancerous than ProFoxganda.

    • 69 99ts
      December 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      The media has been reporting for the GOP since Jan 2009 – bought and paid for – a large part of the reason why people vote for the insanity of the GOP congress

    • 70 donna dem 4 obama
      December 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Exactly Nena. The reality is that Fox is a propaganda arm of the Republican Party but CNN is suppose to be an unbiased news entity. I have more respect for Fox because they are blatant with their bias but CNN hides behind legitimacy that truly doesn’t exist and Eric’s tweet bears that out.

  28. 72 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    BEAUTIFUL///AND I LOVED THE QUESTIONS…SUCH AWESOME ACCENTS!…NE SAFE MR, PRESIDENT…YOU ARE LOVED!

  29. 74 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    • 75 forus50
      December 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      For clarification, she is referring to page number 150 of 499 on the bottom of the document.

    • 76 arapaho415
      December 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      I’m sorry to be dense, but what is she referring to?

      I went to page 176 but didn’t see mention of other countries.

      • 77 forus50
        December 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        If you are looking at the bottom of the page it’s 150. If you are using the scroll bar on the right it’s page 176.

        In early 2005, the CIA again sought an “endgame” policy for its
        detainees, citing its unstable relations with host governments and its difficulty in identifying
        additional countries to host CIA detention facilities.^®^ Talking points prepared for the CIA
        director for a meeting with the national security advisor made the following appeal:

        “CIA urgently needs [the President of the United States] and Principals
        Committee direction to establish a long-term disposition policy for the 12
        High-Value detainees (HVD)s we hold in overseas detention sites. Our liaison
        partners who host these sites are deeply concerned by [REDACTED]^®^ press
        leaks, and they are increasingly skeptical of the [U.S. government’s]
        commitment to keep secret their cooperation….

        A combination of press leaks, international scrutiny of alleged [U.S. government] detainee abuse, and the
        perception that [U.S. government] policy on detainees lacks direction is
        eroding our partners’ trust in U.S. resolve to protect their identities and
        supporting roles. If a [U.S. government] plan for long-term [detainee]
        disposition does not emerge soon, the handful of liaison partners who
        cooperate may ask us to close down our facilities on their tenitory. Few
        countries are willing to accept the huge risks associated with hosting a CIA
        detention site, so shrinkage of the akeady small pool of willing candidates
        could force us to curtail our highly successful interrogation and detention
        program. Fear of public exposure may also prompt previously cooperative
        liaison partners not to accept custody of detainees we have captured and
        interrogated. Establishment of a clear, publicly announced [detainee]
        ‘endgame’ – one sanctioned by [the President of the United States] and
        supported by Congress – will reduce our partners’ concerns and rekindle their
        enthusiasm for helping the US in the War on Terrorism.”^^^

  30. 79 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    On the way to Nashville…

    Getty Images

  31. 80 carolyn
    December 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    With regard to GWB’s “ignorance” about these despicable practices, I believe it up to a point, and here’s why.

    Two years ago a friend of ours from California went on our group’s European trip. As people are wont to do on a trip, we talked a lot, and were always not guarded. We learned that this friend’s brother is in military intelligence in D.C. It was his and a colleague’s job to take the daily security briefing to the President every day. He did this for GWB, and as of 2012 was still doing this for PBO. He told his sister that GWB wanted only a one half page summary, easy to read and NOT detailed. The two men were to bring it with them when they came each morning. He would briefly scan it. They would ask if he had any questions, he never did. His attitude was what he said to the people who took the 9-ll briefing in August 2001…”you’ve covered your a**.

    When PBO came in they were quite stunned. He asked for the FULL report to be sent to him early, before they came. When they arrived he would have read it in detail, marked it, notated it, and he ALWAYS had probing, piercing, thoughtful questions for them. He wanted to KNOW, and he learned. The men were stunned and appreciative, as they knew here was a person who would guide the country right.

    She was sure Romney would win, and was scared of that because of what she knew…..this and more. She never said more. This just underscored for us what we always had thought of GWB. He was an ignoramus who chose to stay that way, and was a figurehead for Cheney and Halliburton.

    • 81 mtmarilyn
      December 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      You have just confirmed what we all knew. Bush didn’t want to know. What a chicken sh….!!!!

    • 82 57andfemale
      December 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      This is such an important story, carolyn. Thank you so much.

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      December 9, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you, Carolyn. I have always believed that the most dangerous person to have in a position of power is a stupid one because they are always easily influenced. In GWB’s case the stupidity (or total lack of curiosity) was combined with laziness, which is a lethal mixture in a leader. The person who most reminds me of GWB in this regard is Rand Paul. I think he’s neither smart or industrious or caring and would be worse than GW Bush if, God forbid, the Koch brothers decided to buy him the presidency.

      • 84 arapaho415
        December 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

        Recall that one story from 2012 was that Koch’s gleefully (rubbing hands together sinisterly) proclaimed that R-money would be just the puppet they needed in the WH.

        Something MSMGOP/Comcast know is true, but refuse to let the American public know.

    • December 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      GWB knew perfectly well about the torture. Cheney knew about it as well.

    • 86 forus50
      December 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      There’s no doubt he was, and still is, a full blown incurious idiot so if he hadn’t stolen the election and become president and responsible for the enforcement of American law it wouldn’t have mattered. However in the role of Commander in chief, George Bush’s idiocy and lack of curiosity became a federal crime. Also, aside from Daily Briefings, he did have direct knowledge of torture – though reports and conversations (that are documented) from his CIA Director and other cabinet and military officers who reported to him.

      • 87 carolyn
        December 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

        Yes, I am sure he knew…..how could he not have? But, he willfully chose to appear uninformed, and acted so that in the future he could claim deniability. He was absolutely treasonous as a president, as far as I’m concerned…..for one thing allowing Cheney so much influence and power. GWB WAS lazy and IS lazy……how much he actually knew, we’ll never know, but he was absolutely horrible. I assume the action I wrote about was just one of his many…….I know Richard Clarke tried to tell him the truth. His behavior shocked the man I wrote about. He could not believe that a CIC was so disinterested.

    • 88 Nena20409
      December 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      GW Bush knew. They gave him deniability.

      It is in his book.

  32. 89 donna dem 4 obama
    December 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I did a little research on Father Breen and if this is the same Priest he is a remarkable man.

    Check him out!
    http://www.wsmv.com/story/25541332/nashville-priest-offers-revealing-farewell-interview-before-retirement

  33. 91 jackiegrumbacher
    December 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Just got back and watched our incredibly awesome president answer questions and connect with people in the warm, generous, intelligent way he uniquely does. I could listen to my president 24 hours a day, if it would not wreck my home and family life. He is just so perfect in every situation and the tribute from Father Breen and our president’s answer were pure goodness and honestly.

  34. December 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Elahe Izadi ‏@ElaheIzadi 11m11 minutes ago

    Ohio man exonerated after spending 27 years in prison for a murder he didnt commit http://wapo.st/1wwaSZw

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      December 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks, NCLB. My MIL has worked as a volunteer in the prisons for over forty years and has seen many instances where men incarcerated for decades were exonerated and released. The problem for many is a lack of skills to survive in society after being locked away for so long as well as the difficulty of integrating back into their families. She’s worked really hard to help these men adjust and they often call her afterwards to thank her. Some of her best friends are former convicts and many of those in prison for life call her “mother.”

    • 94 Nena20409
      December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      27 freaking years.

      Our Justice system is a mess. Time after time, people are wrongly convicted.

  35. December 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    TheNewDeal ‏@TheNewDeal 22s23 seconds ago

    Vote GOP 2016! “We’ll Shove Food Up Your Ass!” #RectalFeeding #TortureReport #UniteBlue #p2 #tcot

  36. 96 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    • 97 EricFive
      December 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      There is alot of truth in this statement. The media refuses to “give” PBO any victories. In fact, they will create failures when none exist in reality (a la Syria’s poison gas). Bill Clinton got the “Comeback Kid” moniker from the media when his poll numbers improved, while for PBO good news is no news. I have never seen a sitting President as disrespected by the media. Some of it is partisanship, but an undercurrent of racial hatred fuels much of the bile. It seems “personal” to alot of the hacks and shills, like PBO and his successful Presidency has taken something from these “reporters” and pundits. Perhaps it is the same sense of loss that infects the Tea Party set.

      • 98 arapaho415
        December 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        Sadly it’s more than that.

        The MSM/GOP/Koch/Comcast are in lock-step.

        Whatever talking point someone dreams up, that’s what is reported on a loop by every other national news source.

        Today it is drumming the fear in people that Americans abroad are in jeopardy for the inhuman actions that occurred during the GWB/Cheney/Rumsfeld Adm.

        • 99 EricFive
          December 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

          Trust me, I know that MSM/GOP are paid propagandists. I don’t think it is an either or proposition. They are paid propagandists who also have a subconscious (or conscious) bias against the first AA President. This country’s “racial problem” is reflected in the folks who make up the media.

        • 100 99ts
          December 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

          And lets blame PBO for that – not GWB/Cheney/Runsfeld who allowed it all to happen – and left President Obama to clean up their disgusting mess. Inside and outside he has revived the USA from the Mess of GWB – but the media can ONLY see the color of his skin. Imbeciles – all of them and any of them.

  37. 101 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Bush didn’t know?!? He knew this atrocity:

    In April 2006, the CIA briefed the president on the “current status”
    of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. According to an internal CIA review, this
    was the first time the CIA had briefed the president on the CIA’s enhanced interrogation
    techniques.^^^ As previously noted, the president expressed concern atthe April 2006 briefing
    about the “image of a detainee, chained to the ceiling, clothed in a diaper, and forced to go to the
    bathroom on himself.”^*^^

    Click to access sscistudy1.pdf

  38. 102 Linda
    December 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    How The CIA Got Conservative Author Ronald Kessler To Spin For Them On Torture

    The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture reveals that conservative author Ronald Kessler was “blessed” by the CIA, receiving background information from the agency which he used to push false claims about the effectiveness of “enhanced interrogation techniques” and publishing classified information without triggering a leak investigation.

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/12/09/how-the-cia-got-conservative-author-ronald-kess/201818

  39. December 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    • 104 0388jojothecat
      December 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      LL where I live in Pasadena we have about as many libraries as churches. Many homeless people come to the library to get out of the extreme heat, cold or rain. They are welcomed and many park in the parking lot or sleep on the grounds after hours. If your patron does not want to see them at the library maybe she can write her GOP representatives for more funding for these people, increase the minimum wage so they can afford an apartment or motel. Many homeless are our veterans so apparently she hates our military too.

  40. 106 57andfemale
    December 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    • 107 57andfemale
      December 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Here is why Dems out there in front of a mic make me crazy:

      “Grotesque as that was, though, the really scary part was what came next. After waiting patiently for her to finish explaining why waterboarding, sleep deprivation, stress positions and sexual assault is part of what makes America “great,” Howard Dean, a fellow “Morning Joe” regular, didn’t aggressively attack Wallace for her myriad errors of logic and fact. He didn’t initially mention how professional interrogators are all but unanimous in their belief that torture, ethics aside, simply doesn’t work. Instead, Dean offered a weary “that’s just not true” before Wallace responded, with a shrug, “That’s how I feel.” Chillingly, “I respect the way you feel,” was the next thing Dean said, as if urging the U.S. to embrace sadistic barbarism was no less legitimate a position than wanting to cut taxes or legalize pot. Reasonable minds can differ, I guess.”

    • 108 EricFive
      December 9, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      This mentality is very similar to those who excuse police brutality and murder of AA males, i.e., so long as the atrocities happen to the “other guy” (the minority, or Arab or middle eastern person) they don’t care. Another similarity is the racist tendency to paint all members of a different race or nationality as a threat who is guilty until proven innocent.

  41. 109 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    • December 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Exactly! I don’t believe that for a second. In fact, just the very fact that the media is so quick and willing to use the “GWB didn’t know” excuse, tells me right away that it’s all a bunch of bologna.

      The media has had Dubbya’s back from DAY 1…they protected him while the torture was going on, and they pledged to have his back if it ever came out. Now they’re protecting him by claiming that he didn’t know. Whom are they fooling? Certainly not me.

    • 111 Nena20409
      December 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm

  42. December 9, 2014 at 5:48 pm

  43. 113 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    “Corporate America has enjoyed a notably high rate of success arguing cases before the Supreme Court during Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure. According to a report by The Alliance for Justice, “In just the last few years, the Court has radically rewritten laws in order to shield big business from liability, insulate corporate interests from environmental and antitrust regulation, make it easier for companies to discriminate against women and the elderly, and enable powerful interests to flood our election process with special interest dollars. Fairness has been thrown out the window. The 1% keep winning while the 99% keep losing.””

  44. 114 99ts
    December 9, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Having myself a storm over the media and the torture report

    Per the media & the GOP – President Obama is responsible for every last thing that happened on his watch – and a few that happened before he got to the white house

    1. The deficit – bought and not paid for by GWB
    2. Benghazi – they hold the President responsible for the 4 lives that were lost
    3. The IRS – the President personally asked the IRS to check out RWNJs
    4. Health care website – the President should have learned to code much sooner and personally designed a web site that could withstand access by the millions of people that the GOP said would never sign up
    5. Mass shooting deaths by disturbed white guys – definitely the President’s fault cause he doesn’t want the good guys to shoot first
    6. Deaths of black men by police – those deaths in every state of America are the responsibility of PBO

    etc etc etc

    What happened during the GWB years – well Ole George didn’t know anything – so its not his fault.

    IF GWB didn’t know about the torture – HE DAMN WELL SHOULD HAVE – lack of knowledge does not remove responsibility. The US media is perpetuating the biggest fraud in history on the people of the US & too many are too stupid to see what it did there.

    • December 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      99ts, some even charged the President with the aftermath of Katrina, and other fools will even add 9/11. But your last paragraph is worth a tweet. I invite the skilled people here to oblige. And thanks.

  45. 116 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    ✈ LIVE NOW ✈ Awaiting President Obama’s departure from Nashville – http://www.jrn.com/newschannel5/live-stream

  46. 117 Linda
    December 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) suggested Tuesday that had her husband not encountered difficulties enrolling in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, he might still be alive today.

    Alvin Wiederspahn, a former Democratic member of the Wyoming state House, died in October of a heart attack in his sleep. He was 65. Lummis recounted the experience to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Marilyn B. Tavenner, who was called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on transparency issues regarding the Affordable Care Act.

    The Wyoming Republican said that even though her husband was enrolled for insurance in the D.C. health insurance exchange, “when we filed claims, we were told we were not enrolled in Obamacare.” The couple filed claims once more, Lummis said, and once again they were told they were not enrolled.

    “My husband was having chest pains at the time that he was told we were not enrolled in Obamacare, and come to find out, he didn’t have all of the tests that he was advised by his physician to have,” said Lummis. “So on October 24, a week before the election, my husband went to sleep and never woke up.”

    Lummis said that her husband had chosen to forgo a test prescribed by his doctor — a decision, she said, that was partly due to the confusion over his enrollment status.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/cynthia-lummis-husband-obamacare_n_6296920.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    So he chose to forgo a test due to confusion over his enrollment status she says ???????

    Cynthia Marie Lummis (R-Wyo) ranks 38th in the House with an estimated net worth* of $14,410,011 in 2012.

    • 118 57andfemale
      December 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      There IS no “Obamacare”. This is another RW LIE.

      And was he trying to get a subsidy with an estimated net worth of $14,000,000?!?!?!?

      Is there a reason, with that income, that he doesn’t have health insurance?

      That lying bitch.

      Oh, and he’s 65. He has to enroll in Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and/or Medicare supplements.

      There is no “Obamacare insurance” for people over 65.

      You dimwit who rode Sarah Palin’s remaking of RW politics into Congress.

  47. 119 desertflower
    December 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Whiny ass bitchy babies! The Hell! Wonder if they ever hear themselves ?

  48. December 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Washington (CNN) — After duking it out in 2012’s often nasty presidential race, the campaign managers for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have joined forces.

    Jim Messina, who ran the president’s re-election, and Matt Rhoades, a veteran of the Romney operation, are working behind the scenes of Washington’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

    The duo’s specific project — a small part of the overall mission — is to convince the U.S. Olympic Committee, that yes, sometimes both parties can come together for a common purpose, and that Washington is not just a hotbed of partisan warfare all of the time.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/09/politics/2024-olympics-washington-bipartisan/index.html

    • 127 99ts
      December 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      May they fail – the olympics has lost the validity it used to have as an amateur sports event – now it is all about $$$ – and those two will get the most from the “bid”

  49. 128 Linda
    December 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I see the CIA has their main covert operator Richard Engel making the rounds on every MSNBC show today.

  50. 131 desertflower
    December 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/12/hartmann-have-we-become-fascists

    Thom Hartmann asks if the United States has become a fascist state based on the definition laid out by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Vice President Henry Wallace.

    Hartmann read from an article from Wallace in The New York Times, published on April 9, 1944, and sadly it rings all too true today.

    The Danger of American Fascism:

    On returning from my trip to the West in February, I received a request from The New York Times to write a piece answering the following questions:
    What is a fascist?
    How many fascists have we?
    How dangerous are they?
    A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends. The supreme god of a fascist, to which his ends are directed, may be money or power; may be a race or a class; may be a military, clique or an economic group; or may be a culture, religion, or a political party.

    snip/

    we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful. Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort.

    • 132 desertflower
      December 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Scary. I do believe we are nearly there….

    • 133 Linda
      December 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      The 14 points of Fascism

      “If Mussolini defines fascism as “the merger of corporate and government power” what does that make the Republican party?”

      1.) Powerful and Continuing Nationalism

      2.) Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights

      3.) Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause

      4.) Supremacy of the Military

      5.) Rampant Sexism

      6.) Controlled Mass Media

      7.) Obsession with National Security

      8.) Religion and Government are Intertwined

      9.) Corporate Power is Protected

      10.) Labor Power is Suppressed

      11.) Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts

      12.) Obsession with Crime and Punishment

      13.) Rampant Cronyism and Corruption

      14.) Fraudulent Elections

      http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104×3838067

  51. December 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    POTUS is getting tacos before leaving Nashville.

  52. 137 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    • 138 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY….BURRITOS AND TACOS…WAY TO GO PBO!!!!!…AND YOU KNOW THEY LOVED HAVING HIM THERE!

  53. 139 desertflower
    December 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Off to tutor.

    • 141 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      I SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL PRESIDENTIAL SMILE BACK THERE…HE’S PROBABLY TRYING TO HIDE THE SALSA STAINS ON HIS SHIRT…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  54. 142 Linda
    December 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Good Grief……it has become obvious that these so called reporters/pundits did not even listen to what Diane Feinstein said this morning.

    Both Wolf Blitzer and Judy Woodruff got slapped by Diane for asking her why she didn’t interview anyone at the CIA which she explained this morning.

    She said to both of them ” Well, if you had listened to me this morning you would know the answer to that. “

  55. 143 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

  56. 145 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Good Evening TOD.

  57. 148 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  58. 152 JER
    December 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    • 153 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      ON CNN…LOOKS LIKE FORMER BUSH YEARS CIA ATTORNEY JIM RIZZO IS SWEATNG THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DOCUMENT RELEASE…CONCERNED ABOUT HIS TRAVEL SAFETY.

  59. 154 Nena20409
    December 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Hey Senator……you are now treated MSM’s way in the era of Pres Obama when you are Not implicitly and Overtly critical of President Obama……Now you get the Corporate Media’s real Treatment when they deem their Own(TBGOPers) actions are presented critically before the Public.


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