96 Responses to “ObamaCare: Five Years Later, Millions Covered. Thanks, President Obama”

  1. March 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Can never thank him enough.

  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    March 22, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Every day, I am so thankful for President Barack Obama and ObamaCare. I thank him so much for his bravery, courage, strength, can do attitude, and never giving up when the journey got tough, when Democrats told him to abandon ship and, when some Democrats turned their backs on him.

    Millions of people can live full lives knowing that they will not be bankrupt due to illness. Millions can breathe sighs of relief knowing their care is in good hands. Future generations will confidently pursue their dreams knowing that a lack of comprehensive and affordable health insurance will never be a burden. All because of President Barack Obama.

    What a wonderful human being and leader.

  3. March 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I remember this moment from the Pete Souza documentary about White House Photography. Loved it then, love it now.

    Thank you, Mr. President, for keeping on course, and changing the lives of millions and giving millions more peace of mind.

  4. March 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Interesting perspective ….

    “When the British say that someone is “too clever by half,” they are not paying a compliment. This week, that expression can be applied to the thrice-and-future prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. He will almost surely remain in office once the dust settles on government formation. But he will not be as formidable as he was only recently, at least in trying to achieve one of his key goals: to stop an agreement at all costs between the so-called P5+1 countries and Iran on the latter’s nuclear program.

    It’s still unclear whether the negotiators in Switzerland can decide on a “framework agreement” by the March 31 target date, presaging a finished document by the June 30 deadline. But if an agreement is reached, President Barack Obama is now in a far better position to carry it into effect than he was just a few days ago. To use another metaphor, Netanyahu has shot himself in the foot.

    The big guns were supposed to be directed elsewhere. With the help of House Speaker John Boehner, Netanyahu spoke before a rapturous joint session of the U.S. Congress to urge rejection of an agreement with Iran even before it was completed. And he pulled out all the stops in citing his version of historic parallels. He even used Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, who did so much to make the world aware of the horrors of the Holocaust, as a stage prop.

    Then 47 Republican members of the Senate wrote an open letter to Iran’s leadership, lecturing them that any agreement that President Obama concluded with Iran could be revoked “with a stroke of a pen” by the next president. To say that this was irregular is an understatement, and it offended a lot of Americans who pay little or no attention to the Iranian nuclear issue but who do believe in the US Constitution. Then this week, one of Israel’s key American journalist supporters, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, went so far as to ask whether it is “in our interest to destroy the last Sunni bulwark to a total Iranian takeover of Iraq.” Yes, he was talking about the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), a group of the most brutal butchers in modern times.”

    • 13 Judith Fardig
      March 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Bobfr, appreciate you bringing this to our attention and your RTs of J Street push back on Netanyahu’s warmongering. What the hell does Boehner think he will get out of visiting his partner in crime now?

      • 14 jacquelineoboomer
        March 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm

        From my perspective, Boehner is too dull-minded to know what the hell is going on, about anything. If somebody weren’t moving his arms and legs and mouth for him every day, I’m guessing he’d be at home, 24/7, trying to figure out the crossword puzzle answer for “search engine” when the only clues in the missing word are “g-o-o-g – – .”

        • 15 MightyPamela
          March 22, 2015 at 11:19 pm

          And he is the ‘devout Catholic’, ha. I am hoping Pope Francis uses the cane on his backside when he arrives in DC later this year. Boner and that other jackass, the one who is supposedly Chief Justice. Ha. again….

      • March 23, 2015 at 1:23 am

        Thank you Judith.

        Simple fact – Boehner doesn’t know how to THINK.

        good night TOD

    • March 22, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      I was thinking something like this earlier, when the 2016 shitfight starts, and the billions of darkened dollars pour into the economy – PBO is going to be looking like he is solid gold! (well, he is, but they don’t know it yet!) TOD had always known it –

  5. March 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Congrats vet24 on #1! Thanks Nerdy for your continued coverage and tributes to the excellence of Obamacare.

  6. 20 Judith Fardig
    March 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks, NW. As our buddy Veep Joe famously said, this is a BFD!!!!!

  7. 22 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Okay, anyone with young kids 5-13 who hasn’t won tickets yet to the WH Easter egg roll? Check out the criteria for application at the link.

    On Monday, April 6, 2015 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, a historic White House South Lawn celebration featuring games, sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, live music, and of course the White House Easter classics like the egg roll and egg hunt.

    We want you to apply to come join us for a day of social media and Easter festivities at the White House Easter Egg Roll Social. This year’s Egg Roll theme is #GimmeFive, in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative encouraging children to lead heathy, active lives. Selected participants will be invited to join the Easter Egg Roll event on the South Lawn on April 6th.
    Registration closes on Wednesday, March 25th at 6 p.m. ET.

  8. March 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    As well as staggeringly beautiful Light over Seattle, to close out VC’s wonderful birthday – so, what more can I say besides “Thanks Obama, with all my Heart!” ! ❤ 😉

  9. March 22, 2015 at 10:14 pm

  10. 37 desertflower
    March 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Well, I just have one thing to say… “Thanks, Obama!!” 🙂 🙂 I love this man. Thank you just doesn’t seem like it’s enough sometimes…

      • 39 desertflower
        March 22, 2015 at 11:32 pm

        Sometimes I day dream that when he is out of office, that Chips gets an email that says that we’re all invited to spend some time with PBO…she is informed that all these years that he’s read TOD and this place was part of his connection to the outside world…we have a giant cook out and everyone comes, because…you know, PBO! I can dream, can’t I? Turns out that he’s even more awesome that we imagined….

  11. 42 Dudette
    March 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Happy Birthday VC! 😀 ❤ ❤

  12. 48 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Goodnight TOD pals and THANK YOU ALL for your part in my lovely day! I’m heading off to try and rest up from all the day’s excitement. 😀

  13. 52 Dudette
    March 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

  14. 53 Dudette
    March 22, 2015 at 10:49 pm


  15. 59 arapaho415
    March 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    While I’m assiduously ignoring #Campaign2016 (seems like the only thing pol journalists tweet about is this and #MarchMadness), the only saving grace is that HRC/WJC dubious (nefarious?) dealings are under scrutiny — I tossed and turned during the 2008 primaries fearing that WJC would be back in the WH with nothing to do.

    As for Cruz:

  16. 63 aquagranny911
    March 22, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Very short story…..my youngest daughter who has a serious heart condition is alive and functioning well because of Obamacare. She can no longer be denied health insurance or have her care capped. Gracias, President Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. March 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    VC, I just want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I am sorry it is late.
    I could not let the day end without encouraging you with these tired and true words, “Your latter days will be better.”
    I cannot tell you when, where or how. I pray for PEACE during the storms.

  18. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    This was six years before I was born. Always sobering to me.

    • 69 desertflower
      March 22, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      I had no idea.This is chilling and repulsive.

      • 70 jacquelineoboomer
        March 23, 2015 at 12:07 am

        Totally. And it could have been or might be any of us, of any group, if and when the tide turns. I believe it’s only one part of “Man’s inhumanity to man.”

        First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
        Because I was not a Socialist.

        Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
        Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

        Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
        Because I was not a Jew.

        Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


    • March 23, 2015 at 3:20 am

      JOB, did the man pass or fail the “Aryan race” test? He looks deathly terrified. Obviously, he probably feared of being told that he is not 100% “Aryan.” I used to dismiss psychiatrists and psychologists who contended that racism (or better still the ideology of white supremacy) is a mental disorder, but now I am not so sure.

      • 74 jacquelineoboomer
        March 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm

        His eyes tell the tale. I think you are right to revisit your original dismissal of racism as a mental disorder. Of course, I guess it was built into neanderthals (tribe that doesn’t look like us is coming over the ridge) but why oh why haven’t we freakin’ evolved? WHY?

  19. 77 MightyPamela
    March 23, 2015 at 12:24 am

    It’s a wrap for MP. I have so many things going on healthwise since my knee fracture 2 years ago (already), it boggles my mind to think how hopeless my life would be without Obamacare. I’ve started wearing my I ❤ Obamacare button again, just because – it's true!! Thank you and God Bless you Mr. President, and I am glad our First Lady comes Home tonight. Night y'all. ❤

  20. 79 desertflower
    March 23, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Night all…

  21. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    You may have heard Cruz announced through a tweet at midnight. Isn’t that special? I hear we all get a pretzel if he wins.

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      March 23, 2015 at 1:44 am

      There once was a politician named Cruz
      Who had some hypocritical world views
      Through one tweet as the clock struck midnight
      He gave political onlookers a big fright
      Any bets on the exact date he will lose?


      And Goodnight, TODville!

    • 83 theo67
      March 23, 2015 at 2:57 am

      The pretzel thing reminds me that Bush choked on one when he was president. I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere. Maybe the real joke is just that Cruz announced his run for President… Except, the voting record of the American public makes me very worried…

  22. March 23, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Just before departing, I thought it worthwhile to note that the only person in the House of Representatives able to keep Boehner in his position as Speaker, is Rep Nancy Pelosi.

    It is her caucus that can provide sufficient votes to prevent the #Teabaggers from ousting him. This is a well known fact, not speculation.

    Thus ….

    now, good night TOD …..

  23. 85 Dudette
    March 23, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Laughing so hard from this tweet (from the Tweet or Two thread) my stomach hurts! 😀 😀 😀

  24. 90 Dudette
    March 23, 2015 at 1:53 am

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