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Today Is A Good Day For America

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden celebrate the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling

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Accurate

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“Jiggery Pokery” – Well damn, Scalia. Someone sure is feeling that ObamaCare burn 😀

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LOL. Stay mad, conservatives

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But…but…I thought the GOP said President Obama is a socialist

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Smile on, Vice President Joe Biden. We love you!

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Scalia is so butthurt 😂 😂 😂

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HA! Cowards

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President Barack Obama with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

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@petesouza: Hugs in the Oval after today’s Supreme Court ruling on ACA


135 Responses to “Today Is A Good Day For America”


  1. 1 Anjo
    June 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Oh Happy Day, OCare is here to stay

  2. June 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Joyous!! Thank you Nerdy!

  3. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm

  4. 5 Anjo
    June 25, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    On Jan 17 2009 Republicans decided Obama must fail at all costs..making him a one term President was just accepting the fact that he was already President..All efforts to kill ObamaCare will intensify after all letting it survive will prove that he was President and we cant have that can we?? Same way Slavery Continuation became States Rights will be the same way ObamaCare will become Bad for America, Bad for Economy and everything to repeal will be tried

  5. June 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats anjo!!!

    Another command performance, NW!!!!! Thank you.

    Now, #FORWARD to an #IranDeal ….

    #TrustBarack

  6. June 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I love the four people in that photo!!!

    #TrustBarack

    • June 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Not to forget this other major victory ….

      “WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Obama administration and civil rights groups on Thursday when it upheld a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination.

      The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities, even without proof of intentional discrimination. The case involved an appeal from Texas officials accused of violating the Fair Housing Act by awarding federal tax credits in a way that kept low-income housing out of white neighborhoods.

      Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing vote, joined the court’s four liberal members in upholding the use of so-called “disparate impact” cases.

      The ruling is a win for housing advocates who argued that the Fair Housing Act allows challenges to race-neutral policies that have a negative impact on minority groups. The Justice Department has used disparate impact lawsuits to win millions of dollars in legal settlements from companies accused of bias against black and Hispanic customers.”

  7. 11 Judith Fardig
    June 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Awesome collection of tweets, Nerdy Wonka! You have been relentless in covering this. Thanks so much!

  8. 13 GGail
    June 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Barack Obama’s Best Day Ever
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/barack-obama-s-best-day-ever-20150625
    June 25, 2015 In a presidency filled with ceaseless wars, unfulfilled promises, and electoral disappointments, President Obama is having one of the best days he could ever hope for.

    On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, securing a much-needed win for Obama’s embattled health care law. Across the street just a few hours later, Congress was set to pass a worker-assistance bill that the president will sign along with fast-track authority, advancing a crucial piece of his trade agenda.

    “They must be popping the champagne corks at the White House this morning,” mused former Clinton policy adviser and Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. “And why not?”

    Obamacare, the chief domestic priority of the president’s first term, again received the green light from the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upholding the law’s insurance subsidies nationwide.

    And as the chief policy priority of his second term, Obama has pushed for fast-track authority on trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After some initial stumbles and hurt feelings within his own party, the final pieces of the trade puzzle were poised to head to his desk Thursday afternoon. (In yet another win, albeit a less monumental one, the Supreme Court Thursday also upheld a central legal argument for the administration’s efforts to fight housing discrimination.)

    Two legacy-defining policy successes, plus another win for good measure—all in one day.

    “It’s why you run for office. It’s why you aspire to put up with all the other negative aspects of work in politics and governing,” said former Sen. Tom Daschle, a longtime Obama confidante who now chairs the public advisory firm The Daschle Group. “This is as good as it gets for the president of the United States. It will never be a better week than this for him.”

    A day like this—when two legacy-defining policy pushes come to fruition within hours of each other—doesn’t happen often. Every once in a while, Galston said, there’s a “harmonic convergence.”

  9. June 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm

  10. 22 Anna
    June 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    OMG, I am so giddy I can’t sit still, the smile gets bigger and bigger, I love President Obama, “Change we can believe in”, YES WE CAN, YES WE DID, MORE IMPORTANTLY – YES YOU DID!

  11. 23 GGail
    June 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Gov. Chris Christie will announce Tuesday (June 30) in Livingston, N.J., whether he will run for president in 2016, a source close to his campaign confirmed.

    Mr. Christie has been traveling the country under the banner of his political organization, Leadership Matters for America, delivering policy heavy speeches on entitlement reform and education, along with holding town hall meetings as part of a “Tell It Like It Is” tour.

    Mr. Christie will make his announcement at Livingston High School, his alma mater.

    • June 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      He’s announcing at a time when his popularity is at an all-time low. And who announces their candidacy for POTUS at their old high school? Sorry, that’s just dumb.

      • 25 GGail
        June 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

        That’s the only place that would accept him making such an announcement. They don’t remember him – HA!

    • 26 misspat
      June 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      He will be jumping in. Watch out for that slash. I saw where Romney is going to announce soon. The clown car is going to crash,too many people trying to vie for space. BTW how will he manage the stairs on Air Force 1. I guess they will use a crane.

  12. 27 GGail
    June 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    No one here has brought Hillary’s tweet over. Shame on y’all 😀

    Hillary Clinton ✔@HillaryClinton
    Yes! SCOTUS affirms what we know is true in our hearts & under the law: Health insurance should be affordable & available to all. -H
    7:37 AM – 25 Jun 2015
    2,878 2,878 Retweets 4,022 4,022 favorites

    • 28 misspat
      June 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      I think she paid people to retweet and favor. I don’t trust that lady. I am waiting on Batman, I mean Joe. But I thought she said she was going to come up with a better plan, maybe I’m mistaken.

  13. 29 kid kanga
    June 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Love love love it today. Its another hard earned victory for the Obamabots and all of America.

    Loved seeing VP and POTUS share smiles, jokes and affection at the podium today. if only we could drag out this last year-ish to last the next 10, this country would be so much better off. 🙂

  14. 30 Dudette
    June 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

  15. 31 GGail
    June 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Oh CNN – really?

    Roberts vs. Scalia in Obamacare bout

    Washington (CNN)It was Roberts vs. Scalia in a legal heavyweight tussle for the ages.

    In one corner: conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. In the other: veteran fellow conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The prize: the fate of Obamacare, centerpiece of the most liberal presidency in decades.

    And for the second time, Roberts won on points.

    Roberts’s ring was the ornate Supreme Court chamber fringed by towering Corinthian columns and red velvet curtains, one of the few venues left in American public life not penetrated by the modern age — no television coverage, no tweeting, no selfies. The stands were the wooden seats packed with an electrified audience of lawyers, reporters and members of the public.

    So the monumental ruling was handed down Thursday in similarly hushed conditions to the great Supreme Court judgments of history — in contrast to the pandemonium that erupted on the marble plaza outside. There, Obamacare supporters exploded in cheers and started chanting “ACA is here to stay” as news flashed that the law had been saved again.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/25/politics/roberts-scalia-obamacare-decision-court/

    • 32 sabreen60
      June 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      GGail, That’s just sad. Stick a fork in CNN – it’s done.

      • 33 GGail
        June 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm

        sabreen, Just shows how determined to slant people’s minds about an issue as important as medical coverage, like this is some heavyweight prize fight with these two.

      • 34 majiir
        June 25, 2015 at 4:53 pm

        CNN did do what I consider to have been one good thing today. It gave Don Lemon his walking papers. Lemon had become sensationalist rather than informative. Now, he’s going to have to find himself another J-O-B.

        • 35 GGail
          June 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

          Say Whaaat???? Do you have a link?

        • June 25, 2015 at 5:24 pm

          ?? Can’t find anything about this majiir, where did you see it?

          • 37 GGail
            June 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm

            Inorite? I’ve been searching for it too Chips

            • 38 GGail
              June 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm

              This is all I could find and this don’t look like he’s been fired…

              CNN’s Don Lemon appeared on Glenn Beck‘s radio show earlier this week, so Beck returned the favor by appearing with Lemon on CNN tonight, and they bonded over being targets of online political correctness.

              Beck complimented Lemon for not being an “ideologue” and they discussed the Confederate flag before getting around to the n-word.

              Beck said he’s uncomfortable with the word, while lamenting how the PC culture has started to “ban ideas.” “Political correctness,” he said, “is keeping me from talking to you and you from talking to me because some of your viewers won’t like it.”

              Lemon brought up how he’s been getting crap online because he had on a guest who said President Obama should apologize on behalf of the U.S. for slavery, while Beck bemoaned how a Miami Herald columnist distorted his commentary on Charleston.

              • 39 Smoothscotch
                June 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm

                Wtf? 1st black American president to apologies for slavery. Are you f*cking kidding me.

            • June 25, 2015 at 5:41 pm

              All I could find when I searched were lots of rude words about Don Lemon – aw, why don’t people respect him? 🙂

  16. 44 arapaho415
    June 25, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville.

    As Bob Dylan would say, “the times, they are a’changin’.”

  17. 45 criquet
    June 25, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    PBO called SG Verrilli to congratulate him on the ACA and Fair Housing decisions.

    • 46 susanne
      June 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      clearly, advocacy matters. thank you sg verrilli.

      • 47 GGail
        June 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

        I read somewhere that SC Verrilli learned the key words and phrases to use in his arguments to assist Roberts and Kennedy in their thought process.
        Wise man 🙂

      • June 25, 2015 at 6:06 pm

        Donald Beaton Verrilli Jr. (born June 29, 1957) is an American lawyer who serves as the current Solicitor General of the United States. He was sworn into the post on June 9, 2011. On June 6, 2011, the United States Senate confirmed Verrilli in a 72–16 vote. President Barack Obama had nominated Verrilli to the post on January 26, 2011. Verrilli previously served in the Obama administration as the Associate Deputy United States Attorney General, and as Deputy Counsel to the President.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Verrilli_Jr.

  18. 49 desertflower
    June 25, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    So was this an example of John Roberts calling “balls and strikes?”

  19. 50 MightyPamela
    June 25, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    SO far behind, so many hugs to pass around, and high fives!! {{{{{ PBO }}}}} {{{{{ VPB }}}}} {{{{{ TOD }}}}} ❤

  20. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 4:39 pm

  21. 53 Vicki
    June 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    A Million thanks to Nerdy for this joyous and celebratory post!
    You have been covering Obamacare better than anyone—(along with Charles Gaba?), Maybe, but nobody has or could have done it more comprehensively and lovingly.
    Today, we at TOD are all dancing.

    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      THIS! ^5

    • 56 arapaho415
      June 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      GA Vicki.

      Know nothing about NY politics, but what’s up with Cuomo?

      • 57 Vicki
        June 25, 2015 at 5:41 pm

        Jealousy, if I had to select one word. Cuomo is in his second and term-limited last year as NY Governor. In 3 years his political career is over. He is an ambitious man and had expected to at least, run for President, if not win.

        Bill de Blasio ignored Andrew, (along with Mike Bloomberg) when he was inaugurated as NYC Mayor. De Blasio barely acknowledged Bloomberg or Cuomo. They were humiliated and furious.
        Bill and Hillary, on the other hand, were front and center and Bill spoke and introduced de Blasio.

        The battle was public at that moment and it has never abated.

      • 58 Nena20409
        June 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm

        Pathetic.
        What is his problem?
        What a fatuous, idiotic, childish behavior….. what an arse 😦

  22. 60 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations, GOP.

  23. 66 JER
    June 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA

    “I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.”

    Add Your Voice – Tell us how the Affordable Care Act has impacted your family’s life and health.
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/health-care-in-america?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email470-text1&utm_campaign=healthcare

  24. 67 Gobrooklyn
    June 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    test

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  26. 72 susanne
    June 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    love the party here today! tod is the very best place to celebrate!

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  28. June 25, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Some sad news.

  29. June 25, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    • 84 EricFive
      June 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      They so want PBO to be a lame duck. They salivate for his defeat. They celebrate and amplify each set back and lost “battle”, while ignoring the direction the “war” is actually going (prime example was the Fast Track drama). Some of it is for rating and attention, but most of it is to create a false impression of reality. All the stupid headlines trumpeting PBO’s latest Katrina moment, or the end of his presidency (which have all been “won” by PBO, btw) are to brainwash the public into viewing PBO’s presidency in a negative light. With each victory PBO cements his legacy as one of this country’s greatest and most consequential presidents. All the treachery, deceit and disloyalty on display these last few weeks, makes these victories in trade, ACA and Fair Housing for the Administration all the sweeter. To quote Ice Cube, today was a good day.

      • 85 GGail
        June 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        Yup Yup, “Today was a Good Day” ~ rapper Ice Cube
        Thanks Eric, I didn’t want to be the only one to reference Ice Cube today 🙂

      • 86 nospin
        June 25, 2015 at 6:56 pm

        The icing on the cake is that Dems realized that we will kick a*s for POTUS. I think VPOTUS also recognized that which is why all the latest pics of him fully embracing our President. It is clear Joe supports POTUS and it is also clear who most of America supports and it ain’t the mealy mouthed dems.

        Today is definitely a good day.

  30. 87 Vicki
    June 25, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    This has been an amazing day.
    It could still be even more amazing if The Knicks manage to use their draft pick sensibly in the NBA Draft tonight. knicks have 4th pick.
    Since they only managed to win 17 out of 84 games last season(!!!!!) i guess there is room for any improvement, but amazement, uh no, that chance is 99 to 1.

  31. June 25, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breathe* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  32. June 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

  33. 114 Dudette
    June 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    O/T kinda cool though!

    • 115 99ts
      June 25, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      I can so understand the “therapeutic” Dudette

      We had lots new lawns made – have to be watered every day for two weeks – could have used sprinklers but I found it really good for the soul to spend an hour each day hand watering – it also uses less water – easy to direct where it needs to be.

  34. 116 99ts
    June 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Wow Nerdy – what a post to wake up to!

  35. June 25, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    • 118 Sandy1110
      June 25, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Does he want someone to take Eddie Snowjob off his hands?

    • June 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      This should be interesting. Putty realizing Barack isn’t quite a lame duck, perhaps…

      • June 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

        Clearly, LL, POTUS is far, far from a ‘lame duck’ and Vlad’s got some hot issues on his hands including Daesh reportedly establishing operations in the Caucasus, his economy is sucking wind, Ukraine will never go gentle into the night & a nuke deal with Iran is a big deal for him for a slew of reasons.

        We’ll see 🙂

      • 122 nospin
        June 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm

        I thought it LL and surprise…surprise, you had already written it. My guess is Putin realizes that POTUS is not playing.

    • 123 susanne
      June 25, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      readout–
      putin: um, golly, good work on that trade thing, and the health insurance thing, and the um, flags coming down, and uh let’s see, the housing ruling. pretty good day.
      pbo: uh-huh.
      putin: so, just thinking, maybe if you wanna drop those pesky sanctions, then gosh, you’d have another win today! politically, ya know, it would look good for you. boost your polling numbers.
      pbo: uh-huh.
      putin: oh, and of course, we’d like, pull back a bit in ukraine, gradually, sort of maybe next year? because right now, we just want to help you out, politically. lame duck and all.
      pbo: uh-huh.
      putin: so think about that– or otherwise, i might have to take off my shirt and ride a tank or something. that always makes you look bad.
      pbo: (laughing uncontrollably) bye now.

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  37. June 25, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    • 130 Obama Grandmama
      June 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      I remember seeing Paul Ryan’s smirking rude face after his own pounding of Secretary Burwell while Levin spoke. He is so egotistical.

  38. June 25, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Paul Krugman – HOORAY FOR OBAMACARE

    “Was I on the edge of my seat, waiting for the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare subsidies? No — I was pacing the room, too nervous to sit, worried that the court would use one sloppily worded sentence to deprive millions of health insurance, condemn tens of thousands to financial ruin, and send thousands to premature death.

    It didn’t. And that means that the big distractions — the teething problems of the website, the objectively ludicrous but nonetheless menacing attempts at legal sabotage — are behind us, and we can focus on the reality of health reform. The Affordable Care Act is now in its second year of full operation; how’s it doing?

    The answer is, better than even many supporters realize.”

    more at the link …. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/opinion/paul-krugman-hooray-for-the-aca.html

  39. 133 Nena20409
    June 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Fantastic Post, NW.
    Awesome!

  40. June 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm

  41. 135 misspat
    June 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Had to show her face. Hmphh.


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