#IranDeal: Senator Reid Speaks


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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

  2. 9 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you, NW, for bringing us over!

    Have a great afternoon.

  3. 10 JER
    August 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm

  4. 11 JER
    August 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  5. 12 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Smart exchange for a beautiful sunday afternoon.

  6. 16 hopefruit2
    August 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Ron Wyden needs to heed Senator Reid’s last tweet (the one about the enforcements and monitoring of Iran).

    • 17 Judith Fardig
      August 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Absolutely! Going to a rally this Wednesday in front of Wyden’s Portland office to present a petition and call for sense!

      • 18 Dudette
        August 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm

        Way to go Judith! ^5

      • 20 laurie law
        August 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm

        thanks Judith. I will call Senators Murray and Cantwell tomorrow. I have already sent letters.

        • 21 Judith Fardig
          August 23, 2015 at 9:07 pm

          Great, Laurie! I also wrote to every Washington resident in my address book and asked them to call Murray and Cantwell, email on their Senate.gov site, and tweet them if possible, I really think that your two Senators and Merkley will come out for the Iran Deal sooner or later. I just want it to be sooner so our allies don’t think we are all untrustworthy megalomaniacs. Now Wyden is a different kettle of gefilte fish!

  7. 22 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm

  8. 26 hopefruit2
    August 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm

  9. August 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    does anyone know when the President arrives at the WH

  10. 30 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Not to savvy with posting tweets but this one is worth a try.

    A silent minority of a minority party but he's getting comfortable with that dog whistle. http://t.co/2XvHcapUEN https://t.co/Fu01EAn25C— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August 23, 2015


  11. 34 Nena20409
    August 23, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    🍸 🍸 🍸
    Thanks Senator Reid.
    I ❤ ❤ ❤ the way Dems are daily issuing out their support for the #IranDeal.
    The Corporate News Media may continue to willfully not Cover the YES Votes with as much Gusto as they have covered Schumer and Menedez. The Victory is Ours, the PEACEmakers, who dared to Imagine, Hope and Make Change Happen.

    • 35 Judith Fardig
      August 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      There does seem to be a planned roll-out of support.

    • August 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      The way the yeses are rolling out reminds me of how then Senator Obama saved and timed out Democratic endorsements to be announced during the 2008 Primary campaign. It seems too familiar to just be a coincidence to me.

      • 37 No Child Left Behind
        August 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm

        Yes, Obama Grandmama. I remember the “super delegate” count. Some were switching allegiance at night for fear of being noticed under the sunlight.

      • August 24, 2015 at 1:11 am

        Ah yes. I well remember how Candidate Obama rolled out the John Edwards endorsement the very night of Hillary’s biggest win by 41% in the West Virginia primary. Edwards had been playing coy with who to endorse, literally asking the candidates to fly out to his digs in North Carolina. Then Bam, PBO kills Hillary’s victory party w/ Edwards endorsement performance. T’was pure joy

  12. 39 Nena20409
    August 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    This can ONLY change with a thriving Fair and Balanced TV/Cable News Network.

    • 40 rikyrah
      August 23, 2015 at 7:35 pm


      if this had been Mahmoud and Abdullah….we’d be seeing wall-to-wall coverage about these ‘terrorists’.

  13. 41 Nena20409
    August 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Sen Reid isn’t wasting any time!

    • August 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      My theory was right on the timing for Sen. Reid’s announcement to coincide w/a fundraiser for his Senate replacement @CatherineForNV http://www.emilyslist.org/candidates/catherine-cortez-masto ….President Obama will be in Las Vegas earlier than I thought…He we be there tomorrow for the 2015 National Clean Energy Summit.

      • 43 globalcitizenlinda
        August 23, 2015 at 6:48 pm

        the twitter profile of Mr. Manley indicates he used to work for Sen Kennedy and later Senator Reid;

        it is highly probable that he is reading his previous boss very well

        • August 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

          Was his Comm dir/Spokesman until about a year ago, Global.

          • 45 globalcitizenlinda
            August 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm

            thanks a lot for this clarification;

            he has gone a long way in making me to lean towards optimism that we may not only be going for senators that would prevent a veto over-ride, but that we could in the end be able to have Dems mount a filibuster

            • August 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm

              NP, Global! Follow Sen. Reid’s Chief of Staff’s TL


              This should be further reason for optimism that blocking cloture is an achievable goal…notice his RT’s & the not so veiled shot at Sen. Schumer, fence-sitting D’s, RWNJ, and Bibi “It is fantasy to say that if Congress rejects the agreement, the Administration can simply GO BACK AND GET A BETTER AGREEMENT” ….

  14. 47 Nena20409
    August 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm

  15. 48 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  16. August 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm

  17. 55 globalcitizenlinda
    August 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    thanks a lot Senator Reid.

    Our Challenge (if all of us can accept it) is to do ALL we can and contact the wavering/undecided Dems;

    I am suggesting that some of us know people in a state whose Senator/Congress person is not yet a declared Yes for the #IranDeal.

    Many of us could have heard these same people say how they hate war or support peace & diplomacy;

    Now would be a good time to ask these people to take a few minutes and call their representative and convince them to support peace and diplomacy.

    By the way, has anyone here seen any communication from e.g. the “Code Pink” people demanding a vote for the #IranDeal? Who can forget how often and loudly they would get into PBO’s face demanding : Stop The War, or No War with …. (fill in a country).

    So if they are quiet now can we assume that their prior confrontations were just against PBO and not for any real substance???

  18. August 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

  19. August 23, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    As for Trump, it’s way past time for EVERY American to ask him how he’s going to deport 11 MILLION people ….

    • 64 No Child Left Behind
      August 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      I can’t wait to see the plan to refoule en masse the 11 million people, some of them children that will be taken from their classrooms, others will be pulled from an emergency hospital bed,

  20. August 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm

  21. August 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Is anyone excited about the premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead” 😕 After True Detective S2 I’m not sure what I’m going to get…I’m a fan of Kim Dickens from her roles in HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ ‘Treme’ and more recently FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’…so I’m hoping for the best….I also like Cliff Curtis, who always ends up in good supporting roles. Fingers crossed!

    • 69 Vicki
      August 23, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Oh, Lovely plains, FINALLY!!
      Another WD fan.
      I asked TOD last year and the year before and all I got were jacquelineOBoomer’s grandkids who according to JOB liked the show.

      I am right now watching the re-run of last year’s finale.
      After which I will be tuning in for a season 6 preview.
      After which the premiere of FTWD.

      I am available for any and all discussions, no detail too arcane, regarding this unbelievably sensational series.

      • August 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm

        I think this is supposed to be set during a different time period (at the beginning/prior to the apocalypse) than the current show, but maybe it is a group that is coming from north of Washington, D.C. or the west coast..L.A. maybe ? I’ll be interested to see how this plays out and I’m assuming the two groups will eventually meet…probably when the series is nearing a close.

        I’m a big fan of most AMC shows “Halt & Catch Fire” “Turn” “Better Call Saul” “Breaking Bad” or course…I was into the first 2 season of “Mad Men” but got bored….I’m currently watching the final season of “Hell on Wheels” and have “Humans” on DVR…

        • 71 Vicki
          August 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

          FTWD is set way earlier that WD.
          We first met Rick in a hospital gown, coming out of his coma, and the world he knew was gone.

          What I’ve read is that the new series will be an origin story. As people first realize that there is something wrong but not what the extent of the wrong is going to be.
          I agree with you on Kim Dickens. in Deadwood and Treme she played forceful competent women. Never watched Sons of Anarchy.
          Cliff Curtis was in a short series called Gang Related where he, too, was a competent strong leader, although a bad guy. Seems like these 2 will be the Rick and Carol type leaders.

          I’ve read that the 2 stories will not meet up any time soon and there will be no CDC revelation in this one.
          To refresh your memory, at the CDC the director whispered in Rick’s ear that every living thing on the planet has the virus. No Hope.
          Then he and the CDC blew up in the first season finale.

      • 73 jacquelineoboomer
        August 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm

        Ha. I just sent my granddaughter this trailer! She went back to Florida, but I remember those Walking Dead nights!

    • 74 hopefruit2
      August 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      I’m going to give it a try. Will watch the premiere and see how I feel. I haven’t been watching TWD but I know it’s quite popular.

  22. August 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks a million Nerdy!!!!

  23. 76 JER
    August 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

  24. August 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    To parlay w/the awesome toon Chips tweeted out re Trump/14th Amd…from Friday: http://theobamadiary.com/2015/08/21/the-week-in-toons-12/

  25. 78 JER
    August 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm

  26. August 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

  27. 80 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Life can be full of grief, and hurt, and pain, and disappointment. However, life also offers small pleasures that sooth our hearts, put a smile on our faces, and remind us that it is worth living, even when all seems bleak.

    I love to put a video when I go about household businesses. So, I put on the Alabama spectacle of The Donald because of the “huge” numbers. I wanted to see what the man had to say to all those that seem to follow him blindly.

    I have to admit, the man is a show by himself. There was nothing else but how great his campaign was, how huge his numbers have been, how fantastic he was doing, and how horrible everybody else was. He doesn’t let 2 minutes pass by without complimenting himself for one deed or another. There was no plan in the speech (if one can call that a speech). It’s just hot air, anything that goes through his mind just like a stand up comedian picked up at random from a bar of half-brain drunkards.

    He jumped from one topic to another, from his wealth to his buildings, from his rich son to the pitiful Senator Session (with a scare look on his face) that supports him, from illegal immigrants to POTUS. More than once, the clown made me laugh.

    The gullible people found reason to cheer him, to praise him, and to clap even before he finished a rant. Not because he amused them, but because they believed in him. As a savior. They believed in him with hope that he would lead them to the promise land, a land away from the other Republicans they used to vote for.

    That let me see what’s ailing politics in America. There are just too many of half-brain people around. People who use the loss of factories, their grief over abandoned rural towns, their hurt because the rich Republicans they voted in office left them behind, their economic pain, and the disappointment over what Bush did to them as a compass to guide them in the next elections.

    There are just too many of these people who believe in political ads and take them at face value. There are just too many people watching Fox News and not reading good newspapers. There are just too many of those gullible people that confuse their Bibles with the conservative lies politicians tell them. They are just too many.

    The Donald will continue to attract huge crowds because he is the only one (surpassing the Teabaggers) that offers a platform to these people of which there are just enough in every state to fill a stadium. As for me, I enjoyed looking at The Donald leading the Fools.

    These people would be more laughable if my heart didn’t pity them.

    • August 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      NCLB….these people who follow the Donald and his racist demagoguery are not new….I see Them…what concerns me is what will DEMs do…what kind of campaign will they mount that will inspire folks to work for them…to organize…to register folks to vote……to GOTV…..who is organizing the ground game…..be in Sanders …HRC….O’Malley…..or VP Biden…..this is where my concern is…

  28. August 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Only war hungry, hate-filled despots are upset by @TheIranDeal ….

    • August 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      I posted Joe’s ‘must read’ LA Times OP-ED in the previous thread and truly hope either Chips or NW will feature it in an upcoming TOD ‘front page.’ Joe must have been as amused as I was, because he RT’d this response to his analysis ….


      Seriously, folk – follow the link in that tweet to Joe’s article and read it and share it with anyone foolish enough to think the downside of America trying to block @TheIranDeal is anything less than the total isolation of America.

      GWB & Cheney gave it their best shot and if weren’t for 6+ years of President Obama’s leadership they might have succeeded.

      We must not give the 21st Century version of the GOP a second chance – EVER – to influence American Foreign (or Domestic) Policy.

  29. August 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  30. 89 Vicki
    August 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    And now, after a side journey to react to LP on The Walking Dead
    OMG Harry Reid!
    Step away from the computer to live my life and i miss the biggest news.

    Thank you Senator Reid.
    As Obama Grandma observed—the Obama Wins! rollout is in full swing.

  31. August 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  32. August 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

  33. 92 globalcitizenlinda
    August 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Observation : Yes, Mark Knoller can tweet out all kinds of useless stats and often information that is enticing to PBO-haters to spill their venom;

    But, in general, I think he is not one of the media people who blocks people immediately once he is challenged.

    Many times when you think he will block those of us who criticize him, he surprises and just continues with his “cataloging”

    • 93 Nena20409
      August 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      I must confess that I stopped chiding him as much when he correctly became one of a handful of Journos in NY/DC using ISIL for Daesh.
      The US News Media were eager to quote, parrot and cheer for whatever Jargon used by the GW Bush Regime when it came to Iraq.

  34. 94 Nena20409
    August 23, 2015 at 7:26 pm

  35. 96 rikyrah
    August 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    this probably will be Rand Paul’s opponent.


    Rising Democratic star puts Rand Paul on early defense

    Rachel Maddow shares video of a recent speech by Adam Edelen, Democratic Kentucky auditor of public accounts, and shows how his evident political potential has Rand Paul and Kentucky Republicans already afraid for Paul’s Senate reelection.

    Duration: 6:01


    here’s his website


  36. 97 rikyrah
    August 23, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Trump Fans ‘White Americans Who Feel Left Out of Obama’s America’
    11:27 am, August 22nd, 20152229

    Prior to Donald Trump‘s (not-so-) massive Friday evening rally at an Alabama football stadium, MSNBC’s Joy Reid offered her take on who composes the majority of the billionaire developer’s support base.

    “I think what you have with Trump, and what I see as his base, is not just the far-right, but the right,” she told Hardball host Chris Matthews, “and it’s a lot of Republicans who are disgruntled with the Republican party.”

    According to Reid, there’s a racial element here as well:

    It’s white Republicans. It’s mostly white male Republicans and it’s basically white Americans who feel left out of Obama’s America; who are peeved with the fact that their preferred party can’t seem to beat Obama; and who want to hear a guy be able to stand up and be as politically incorrect as they can’t be. They’d get fired from their jobs if they put on Facebook some of the things Trump said. But here’s a guy who can say what he wants to. Be a man’s man and get out there and be the kind of Ronald Reaganesque kind of America where we what we want, said what we want, pushed the world around, and told them to go to hell if we wanted to.


    • August 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Joy Reid is telling the truth, they are right wing white racists Americans. And they are left out of Obama’s American because they want to be left out.

  37. 99 rikyrah
    August 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    GOP struggles to replace ObamaCare without losing voters
    By Sarah Ferris – 08/23/15 02:30 PM EDT

    Just before Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal revealed his plan to replace ObamaCare last year, he sat down with 15 of Washington’s top conservative healthcare wonks to discuss it. They didn’t approve.

    “Near the end, they said, ‘You make a good point, but what you’ve put forward, we just don’t think it’s politically viable,’” Jindal’s long-time adviser Curt Anderson recalled in an interview this week.

    To his surprise, he said the group agreed the next GOP nominee couldn’t entirely roll back ObamaCare for fear of losing votes from millions already with coverage. In other words, even ObamaCare’s toughest critics say that parts of the law are here to stay.

    The 2016 election will mark the first time Republicans will be running against Obamacare since its biggest pieces have gone into effect, including billions of dollars of subsidies that have helped millions to gain coverage.

    Already, GOP strategists are getting heartburn about how to fight against ObamaCare without turning away those who are benefitting.


      • 102 globalcitizenlinda
        August 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        Wow! Mr. Ken Burns does not mince words here. Clearly we have a lot of work to do.

        by the way, I would not be surprised if he is vilified by the usual racists after they see and listen to what he has to say here

  38. 103 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  39. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    August 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Now, Mark is thinking about what they’re thinking about, when he thinks.

    • August 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      I loved your tweet. He’s immersed in his tiny thought bubbles.

      • August 23, 2015 at 9:04 pm

        We were fortunate that the golf tournament didn’t go to a playoff (Davis Love III won w/ a score of -17 w/ 2 player ending up at -16) ….if that would have happened Count Knoller would have gone into a tizzy b/c that would have meant 60 minutes would be starting late…and nothing pisses him off more that Golf tournaments ruining his Sunday viewing schedule 😀 😀 😀 😀

  40. August 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Witnessed a lot on twitter the beginnings of a freak out if/when VP Joe jumps into the race. HRC diehards are seeing it as betrayal of her rightful assumption of the office and Berniestans are saying he’s no different than HRC and PBO, a corporatist sell-out. LOLz.

  41. 111 FoxfireTX
    August 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Good evening Chips, Danny and TOD! Chips, so nice to see you back. We missed you although NW did a spectacular job in your absence. Managed to get away for a bit for some beach time with the grandkids before they start school here tomorrow. Had a wonderful time and a nice break from politics although I couldn’t resist checking Twitter once a day;-)

    So glad to see Harry finally came out with full support for the Iran deal and will be whipping. PBO can lose 3 more Dems and still hold the bill of disapproval up. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is a spectacular loss for Bibi and the Rs.

    Not sure what to think about the Donald but I think all of these pundits who think he is going anywhere are dreaming. After decades of whipping hatred there are plenty of Rs to keep him around. I also was shocked to hear him hit the hedge fund managers hard this morning. Rience must be pulling his hair out. But if he expands into this type of rhetoric he will be able to broaden his base. At this point, I no longer think it is impossible for him to win the nomination although he loses the general. And I also am keeping my fingers crossed that our dear VP will in fact decide to run. I think Hillary once again demonstrates that she is a terrible campaigner and terrible manager of crises. I will vote for her if necessary but it will not be a fun vote.

    Still much to catch up on between laundry etc but always good to come back here!

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