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  1. 1 desertflower
    June 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm


  2. June 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Hi TODville. I think its gonna pass.

  3. 13 GGail
    June 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Sure you put up a new Post when I start talking! πŸ˜€

  4. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Was this really necessary?

  5. 21 desertflower
    June 12, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Before I go, just wanted to tell Obama Grandmama that it will all be alright. Try not to worry too much. You will deal with whatever comes your way…hopefully all will be benign and you’ll be fine. πŸ™‚ Think Positive!

    • 22 Obama Grandmama
      June 12, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement. I am glad I put in all the hard work to help get the ACA passed. At the time I thought I was doing it for those who had no insurance as I had it. A few years ago I was inquiring about what I thought was a bothersome hemoroid at a physical with my doctor. She asked if I had had a colonoscopy? I said no and she checked and said my insurance did not cover it and the hemoroid would not interfere with my knee replacement surgery. That was that. In changing Primary Care Physicians this year and facing an upcoming hip and knee replacement this Fall and Spring my new doctor referred me for the colonoscopy. Thanks to Obamacare it is now covered. The large polyp discovered yesterday may have been diagnosed earlier if it had been covered before. It was not a hemoroid like I thought so now I wait to find out if it is cancerous or not.

  6. 28 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:29 pm

  7. 29 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    LIVE NOW: US House of Representatives – Trade Bill Debate – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  8. 30 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    President Obama Visits Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

  9. June 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

  10. 51 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Hello TOD. Happy Friday. TGIF πŸ˜‰
    TOD Rocks!
    Congrats to DF on your Gold ⭐
    Sunny, Humid and Blue Sky in my part of the world.

  11. 52 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 12:56 pm

  12. 54 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    • 55 MightyPamela
      June 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Hand the fool a hankie. Bye for a while, need to go for a walk in the cool and cloudy morning air! Yay!!

  13. 56 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    June 12th, 2015
    Whitehouse Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest, starting momentarily πŸ˜‰

  14. 66 Debra
    June 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    How many votes does the trade deal need to pass in the house? Some democrats are really assholes. They don”t stand up for President Obama and then they turn to being smart asses when they disagree with him. They make me sick.

  15. 67 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    So both George and Barbara Bush share June Birthdays…….the former, June 12th, 1924 and the latter, June 8th, 1925.
    Good luck to the both of them.
    Now if they can ONLY help USA and the World by getting the rest of their brew off the US Gov’t Payroll?

  16. 68 57andfemale
    June 12, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    So I got into it a little bit on twitter on TPP. This guy said TPP was worse than NAFTA. I asked him if he read it, if he knew that for a fact. So he gave me a source: an Amy Goodman report! The Ann Coulter of the emoprogs! God!

  17. 71 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  18. June 12, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Looks like the TAA failed in the House. GOP can’t do vote count.

  19. June 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    GA TOD! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend 😎

  20. June 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    John Boehner and that racist Steve Scalise can’t whip up enough votes to pass a poison bill they crafted. Watch the jackal blame Pres Obama and the Dems.

  21. June 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Looks like the TPA has passed ….

  22. June 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Looks TPA has passed. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

  23. June 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    BTW sorry if anyone has replied to a comment I may have made of late….I’m having serious technical difficulties with WP and have no clue if anyone has even said hello….let alone cared what I posted 😦

    • 90 GGail
      June 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Oh LP, we care ❀

    • 92 sjterrid
      June 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      LP, we love what you post here! I did make a comment to you when you posted about the new mad max movie. Saw it last Sunday, and I enjoyed it. Especially like the flame thrower guitar.

      • June 12, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        Hello there, Sjterrid! Thanks for stroking my ego…. πŸ˜€

        I really enjoyed Mad Max especially since I rarely actually go to the theater to watch a movie. I’m a cheapo when it comes to paying for tickets…I’ll only go to an afternoon matinee ($5 bucks) b/c ticket prices have gotten ridiculous…you can download most movies in Blue-ray on a torrent site within a month of release in most cases. We do have these one theater downtown which is really cool because they serve alcohol and restaurant quality food while you’re watching a flick, but I haven’t been to that place in a while.

        BTW, I agree….the flame thrower guitar dude was awesome πŸ˜€

  24. 94 No Child Left Behind
    June 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    U.S. House rejects a key element of President Obama's trade agenda, putting proposed deal with Asia in jeopardy. http://t.co/ab149JMT5d— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 12, 2015

  25. 96 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm

  26. 98 Vicki
    June 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    As far as I can understand this the Trade Bill has passed.
    The thing that Nancy voted Against did FAIL.
    Can anyone explain to me how this affects the passage of the main bill?

    • June 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      I think, and I’m not absolutely sure on this, but TAA has to pass in order for the vote on TPA to stand.
      Anyone else have a different view?

  27. 100 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I am just Confused as to the Jingoistic Voting going on in the House of Representative…..Please Doc Bobfr, explain if you can…….I am totally lost.

  28. June 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    WAIT, so TPA passes without TAA? So basically, the DEMS just screwed workers big time. Brilliant!

    • 104 Vicki
      June 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Screwed workers, maybe.
      The President and their chances of a future Dem president? Definitely.

      • 105 Vicki
        June 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

        Final piece of the Alison Grimes puzzle.
        The baton has been passed back to the GOP for the continued fleecing and plundering of the American people and the World’s resources.

      • June 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

        They’ll have to have another vote on TAA and I’m not at all sure how they’ll fix it so it makes any more sense.

      • 108 jackiegrumbacher
        June 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

        I agree with you, Vicki. Sick to death of the Dems who seem to will their own self destruction. They can whistle for my support in the months ahead. If they can’t support our president, I can’t support them.

    • June 12, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federal program of the United States government to act as a way to reduce the damaging impact of imports felt by certain sectors of the U.S. economy. The current structure features four components of Trade Adjustment Assistance: for Workers, Firms, Farmers, and Communities. Each Cabinet level Department was tasked with a different sector of the overall Trade Adjustment Assistance program. The program for workers is the largest, and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program for Farmers is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Firms and Communities programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  29. 110 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    • 111 Linda
      June 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Is this proof that no one understands what is happening ? I think TPA just passed , which is the fast track authority….

      June 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm


        June 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm


        • 114 SUEDUVALLSMITH
          June 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm


      • 115 vcprezofan2
        June 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        I’m with you on the above statement!

  30. 116 Nena20409
    June 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    What failed earlier……TAA.
    Got it now, Doc Bobfr πŸ˜‰

  31. 117 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Republican leaders, who had backed the president’s trade initiative, pleaded with their colleagues to support the deal or risk watching the United States lose economic ground in Asia. …

    β€œI will be voting to slow down fast-track,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on the floor moments before the vote, after keeping her intentions private for months. … β€œI will be voting to slow down fast-track,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on the floor moments before the vote, after keeping her intentions private for months. …

    β€œI don’t think you ever nail anything down around here,” Obama told reporters on his way out of the Capitol. β€œIt’s always moving.” …


  32. June 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    It appears that the Republican House messed this TPA & TAA all up. The TPA that just passed is a stand alone TPA that’s different from the Senate passed TPA with TAA. So, the Senate will have to vote on the House TPA without the TAA. That’s just not going to happen.

  33. June 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    It seems there will be another trade vote on Tuesday……..

    OMG, I’m just disgusted.

    • June 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Don’t understand how they’re going to maneuver this:

    • 121 jackiegrumbacher
      June 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      I’m disgusted along with you, meta. The Dems let us all down and they have thrown in the towel as far as the future of the party is concerned.

  34. 122 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

  35. 123 Debra
    June 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Does the media know what they are talking about with the TPA and TAA. They seem confused. You really have to decipher this for yourself.

  36. 127 desertflower
    June 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Just walked in from buying my plants. More confused than when I left…not surprising. WTF is going on?

    • 128 GGail
      June 12, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      It appears that everyone is talking, but Bob seems to be the only one here who knows what he’s talking about.

      I’m just gonna wait till he returns.

      • 129 desertflower
        June 12, 2015 at 2:32 pm

        I need someone level headed and intelligent to tell me what happened. That would be just about anyone here and none of the big mouth pundit talkers that couldn’t find their asses with both hands. I’ll wait….

  37. 134 jziglar
    June 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    It seems like some people are confused about the whole TPA TAA votes. The media like the NYT didn’t call it right like always.

    • June 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      What’s the deal jziglar? How do things stand?

      • 136 jziglar
        June 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        Well Trade Promotion Authority passed which means that the President can get an up or down vote without the ability to add amendments to the Trade deal once its wrapped up and presented to Congress. TAA which is a program that helps displaced workers will expire in September and that failed to pass the house. At some point I think TAA will pass.

  38. 137 Debra
    June 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    From my understanding is that the TPA deals with fast track but the TAA allows more Union influence on trade deals. is that right?

  39. 143 57andfemale
    June 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Really, who is dumber than the current flock of Dems in Congress? They defeated resoundingly a great provision of TPP that would re-train workers in order to scuttle giving this POTUS the same authority that every other POTUS has had in trade deals. But TPA PASSED?!?! And now they’ve defeated re-training of employees displaced by trade deals?!?!?!

    Because what, you nimwits – you are going to “preserve” American jobs by scuttling growing markets? Do you think this is effing 1952?!?!?

  40. June 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    This is really politically suicidal for Dems.

  41. June 12, 2015 at 2:44 pm

  42. 147 Judith Fardig
    June 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Originally, Boehner and the GOP had put a poison pill in the TAA (worker retraining authority) requiring offsets from Medicare to fund it, but I thought Nancy Pelosi had a deal with him to strip that out. Don’t know if that was what made her and the other Dems vote against TAA. If not, they’re insane.

    • 148 57andfemale
      June 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks, Judith. I did not know about this wrinkle. That does change my perspective on what happened today, if this is indeed what happened. It certainly would be no surprise for Boehner or McConnell to break their word – they do it all the time. But statements are flying around fast and furious and who really knows where the truth is? I even got an email from Adam Green (no, I don’t know why I haven’t unsubscribed yet), screaming victory that “progressives” had defeated TPA. Now THAT I know is not true. But that is what Mr. 57 will tell me tonight. He has fallen for all of this b.s.

      • 149 Judith Fardig
        June 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        I called my supportive Congressman, Earl Blumenauer’s office, to ask them to explain what’s going on with the TAA vote. WIll let you know what I find out.

      • 150 0388jojothecat
        June 12, 2015 at 3:51 pm

        I heard there were a lot of poison pills to Medicare and ACA in the house bill which I would want the DEMS to explain why they voted against it….

        • 151 57andfemale
          June 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm

          That would require that the DNC chairman gave a damn on messaging. If the poison pills are an issue, Dems should be on the tee vee shouting about the dastardly actions of the GOP to kill Medicare and hurt ACA. Instead, they leave a vacuum so it can all be about how ineffectual PBO is. Sure, maybe CNN won’t put those people on, but believe me, if they were making noise, if they were somewhat unified in a message, if they created decent “drama”, they’d get the mic. Using trade to kill health care for EVERY American and kill Medicare IS an issue. I get so angry!

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