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  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    May 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      May 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Hello, GrandmaDD. It’s been a while – hope all is well with you and yours!

      • 3 0388jojothecat
        May 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        Hi VC! Long time no SEE 🙂

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          May 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

          Hi, Jojo; good to see you.

          Truth is I’m here more often than not, however I often honestly can not think of anything worthwhile to say given the erosion going on before my eyes. So while I wait for the brakes to be applied I mostly watch and say nothing. I haven’t ever seen such unrelenting and mean dismantling, day after day in government and would never have thought it could be so blatant and seemingly unstoppable …. in the US. In short, Jojo, I’m still in shock.

          • 5 0388jojothecat
            May 4, 2017 at 7:51 pm

            Me too vc…me too. All of us at TOD and true Democrats are just besides ourselves with daily chaos. There is no rest from evil in our government.

          • 6 57andfemale
            May 5, 2017 at 8:39 am

            I hear ya, vc.

  2. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    May 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I sincerely hope voters make them pay for this come November 2018.

  3. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    May 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  4. 9 Grab a Mop Grace
    May 4, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    This Sunday evening, just 3 days after this disgraceful display, our Forever President will be presented with the JFK Profile in Courage Award.

  5. 10 desertflower
    May 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    When they show you who they are, believe them. They are all the devil incarnate. Time they all burned in hell.

    • 11 Sam UK Obama Supporter
      May 5, 2017 at 2:41 am

      my feelings exactly desertflower, maybe even Hell is too good for that shower of s***.

      • 12 desertflower
        May 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

        Hi, Sam…just woke this morning to see your reply. I hate them all. Truly I do. They have no redeeming qualities and they are truly void of a soul. They have no respect for life. That is a lie. Whether it be the creatures that live on this Earth, or the human life they pretend to care about. It is all a lie. Americans need to wake up and pay attention, NOW! We will be gone from this planet and in mortal danger we continue to believe them now. They have shown us who they are…and they are empty.

        Welcome back:) Hope that you spend more time with us..

  6. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    May 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    This about says it all. I need to go offline today now because my blood pressure has reached its acceptable peak.

  7. 15 Grab a Mop Grace
    May 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    If memory serves, the Affordable Care Act closed that “donut hole” that left Medicare recipients vulnerable for their prescription coverage. Do we have any idea is this recently passed monstrosity rips that away?

  8. 16 JER
    May 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  9. May 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    So do we think eggs the Senate will stay strong?

  10. 18 amk for obama
    May 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Value your vote. At least now.

  11. May 4, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    And the very passage of this obscenity will make everyone in more than half the country who wasn’t already sick, sick. At least it will be hard to call it a “pre-existing condition,” because it didn’t effing exist UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON! Legislation as pandemic and plague…

  12. May 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    • 21 arapaho415
      May 4, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      GA Tally.

      Behind on Twitter today, not sure where Mrs. Alan Grayson gets her info, but not sure I trust either her or her husband.

      • May 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm

        I want you to be right. But…..

        – After Trump’s call to congratulate that Turkish asshole who just threw out their constitution and is now a dictator….

        – After McConnell refused to allow a sitting POTUS to do his job, and then broke the Senate in order to install Gorsuch…

        – After gerrymandering 99% of the GOP into Failsafe districts that they’ll never get voted out of…..

        – After gutting Dodd-Frank TODAY….

        – After allowing a woman to be CHARGED, ARRESTED, TRIED, and found GUILTY for laughing at one of the AG’s insane comments, and will now spend time in prison….

        – After allowing the FELON AG to keep his job and not be charged with LYING to CONGRESS… (at least he didn’t laugh, right?)

        – After getting the House to pass this LEGAL GENOCIDE….

        – After the Senate saying they’ll pass this LEGAL GENOCIDE with reconciliation…..

        I’m honestly out of hope. The Constitution is is ignored. They don’t care what their own constituents say….

        There’s literally nothing stopping them from outlawing elections at this point, making it illegal to protest (already in progress), and simply changing the law so it’s illegal to disagree with them on ANYTHING, and they’ll just stay in power….

        … like Putin.

        I don’t see any light ahead. I’ve never felt this way. Ever.

        • 23 vcprezofan2
          May 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

          Not only do I hear you, Tally-o, I feel what you’re saying. Given all they’ve managed to do in so short a period of time, and them having control of all branches, I cannot see the light ahead.

  13. May 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

  14. May 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  15. May 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I am so fucking depressed they managed to bully the moderates in the House into voting on this genocide. The Senate will be even easier to roll, and there will be no midterms in 2018, so no way to get vote them out.

    The USA is dead. The Constitution is gone. We are going to be Turkey shortly, in an unprecedented GOP coup that’s already in progress.

  16. 30 arapaho415
    May 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    I have no idea what’s going on with AHCA (other than what has been posted here), but…

  17. 31 Nerdy Wonka
    May 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    • 32 whenpamelawandered
      May 4, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      And his first class flights to and from from utah, no doubt with medical attendant, then again it could all be for show, nothing more than a cheap sideshow.

  18. 33 Obama Grandmama
    May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I have been so upset ever since Trump won the Presidency that I am currently in process of moving from my independent home next door to my Trump supporting Brother to live in a different state in a basement MIL apartment with my youngest planning to help take care of my two year old and two month old grandchildren. It is saying a lot that I am willing to give up my independence to be with Democratic family voters over family Trump supporters. I feel like this must be similar to what it was like during the Civil War when families were torn apart.

  19. 35 0388jojothecat
    May 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    It sickens me that we pay for their Obamacare.

  20. 36 JER
    May 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  21. May 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Take care TOD …..

  22. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    May 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This was the best part of the after-vote … when the Dems sang a line or two of it to the RWNJs.

    • 40 jacquelineoboomer
      May 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Wow – not what I posted at all, but so much better! The stars were aligned.

      Here’s what I was going for:

      • 41 jacquelineoboomer
        May 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

        Wow, now I’m Obama-crazed. My computer crashed when I was first posting the song, and what it showed when I reopened it within my comment was a youtube of Barack Obama doing Al Green. Which is why I posted the Kiss RWNJs Goodbye again.

        You believe me, dontcha?

  23. 43 desertflower
    May 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm

  24. 44 JER
    May 4, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  25. 45 JER
    May 4, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  26. 46 JER
    May 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

  27. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    May 4, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I guess Pete believes this is a legit twitter account …

    • 48 vcprezofan2
      May 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      If you haven’t already done so, JO’B, you should read the thread. It discusses the ‘normalizing [of] POTUS’,

      • 49 jacquelineoboomer
        May 4, 2017 at 10:38 pm

        I did read it – Ugh! Trouble is that definitely is happening in a lot of cases.

        • 50 vcprezofan2
          May 4, 2017 at 10:45 pm

          IMO each day that the Orange Idiot gets away with his unprincipled, mean, destructive, and uninspiring behaviour is another day that he is normalized. May the saints preserve us during this time!

      • May 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm

        This is what really sickens me. I kept thinking all afternoon: they’ve completely normalized him.

  28. 53 No Child Left Behind
    May 4, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Good Evening TODVille.

    Hang on. It’s going to be a bumpy ride…. which started on November 8, 2016.

    But I won’t despair. I can’t despair.

  29. May 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I know it may seem like I’m clinging to the past at this moment but it’s all I can do to keep from sinking into an anger and disappointment that matches election night.

    We lived through the best of times…….

    • May 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      May 4, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      I don’t think it’s as much “clinging to the past” as it remains “appreciating what we had.” I’m with you all the way. Let’s keep doing that.

    • 60 vcprezofan2
      May 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      …. and, Meta, we began to experience the worst of times since January 20, 2017! As you say below, ‘I don’t even know what to say’. It’s the main reason I’ve been so quiet in the village since November. I don’t want to add to the heaviness of spirit since as an ‘alien’ I can do anything to help, but I am daily horrified at all this idiot seems to be getting away with.

      • May 4, 2017 at 11:02 pm

        Thx so much, vc.

        It’s starting to feel like something beyond horror because it’s not coming to an end fast enough. When I think of the mental anguish and suffering this nation is facing as these brutal cretins throw their kegger……it’s too too too much.

        • 62 vcprezofan2
          May 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

          Among them GOPs haven’t an ounce of feeling for others.

          • May 4, 2017 at 11:22 pm

            I know that President Obama would be telling us right now to PRESS FORWARD. So that is what we must and will do.

            THANK YOU, Chips and Nerdy Wonka. TODville is so important to keeping our wits in tact……to fighting the good fight……to building a community worth joining. THANK YOU, every day.

  30. 64 Jey
    May 4, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I hope Bernie Bros, Susan Sarandon and the far left crazies will rejoice today. They along with the far right have ensured regular Americans can now live in perpetual fear.

  31. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    May 4, 2017 at 10:58 pm

  32. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    May 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    today has been a very hard day for so many;

    but someone (or some people) decided to at least take out their frustration in a manner that gave me a laugh through my tears;

    please pay attention to the final paragraph in this tweet;

  33. 70 globalcitizenlinda
    May 4, 2017 at 11:12 pm

  34. May 4, 2017 at 11:17 pm

  35. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    May 4, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Trying to get my mind off “45” – and happened to spot that Pete Souza had R/T’d this story. Brandi Carlile mentions she’s “close to Pete” and that’s why she was able to draw in President Obama to her project (and more). Also posting my favorite song of hers, for a little diversion!

    • May 4, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you, Booms. Pete often talks about her on his Instagram.

      Good night, good people. We will continue this fight tomorrow. With everything we have.

      • 75 jacquelineoboomer
        May 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm

        I had no idea their connection, until I saw this. That song first hit me when I heard it on the teevee for an ad related to Alzheimer’s, couple years back …

        Sweet dreams to you, Meta. Thank God ol’ Scarlett once said that bit about “Tomorrow is another day.” Counting on it.

      • May 5, 2017 at 11:07 am

        With everything We Have!!

  36. 77 desertflower
    May 4, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    If you didn’t see RM tonight, watch the whole show. This, however, is all you need to know going forward. They.Are.Liars.

  37. 79 CEB
    May 4, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    “There is no Republic! Look around; the Republic is in ashes, the constitution is in shreds. We the people have been suffocated.” — Rowan from Scandal from the pen of Shonda Rimes.

    • 80 CEB
      May 4, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      For much of this day I have been thinking about what MLK said; “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” Too many did not speak up when marginalized people were being victimized because they thought they they were safe and that minorities deserved what happened to them. Now millions are seeing that they are not immune to the savagery of governing bodies who see them as collateral damage, commodities and tools. Will we change and work together for the common good, or will we merely look out for the interest of our own tribes?

  38. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    May 5, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Take a gander, congresspuke? How about take a hike!

  39. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    May 5, 2017 at 12:31 am

  40. 83 arapaho415
    May 5, 2017 at 12:55 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    I accidentally posted this at the end of the previous thread, instead of this one. 😳

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Earlier, sherijr and Betsy’s husband are concerned 2018 elections won’t happen — and Tally made a similar comment upthread.

    What am I missing? How would this be possible?

    Despite that horror Gorsuch, we still have the federal judicial court system.

    re: GA Jun 20 election to replace Tom Price…

    And despite the racist flailer Sessions, we still have the intel community, the FBI (no fan of Comey at all, but…) and the NY AG:

  41. 86 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Morning everyone. Keep the faith. Keep Hope Alive

    • 87 vcprezofan2
      May 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks, for this drop-off, Df! This is a very timely (and much needed by me) bit of hope.

      Enjoy your Friday!

  42. 88 57andfemale
    May 5, 2017 at 8:48 am

    This is despicable

  43. 89 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

  44. 90 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 9:18 am


  45. 91 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Yeah. THAT kind of stupid.

  46. 92 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 9:26 am


  47. 95 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

  48. 96 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

    As well as ALL the other Republicans! This is not limited to the shithead in the Oval

  49. 97 whenpamelawandered
    May 5, 2017 at 9:49 am


  50. 98 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    🙂 🙂

  51. 100 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

  52. May 5, 2017 at 10:06 am

    From Balloon Juice and ICAM:

    There is only one message the D’s need to get out. Over and over again. No other messaging for 2018.

    The GOP stole your health care so they could give a trillion dollars to the richest people in our country.

    It doesn’t matter what the question is, where the event is or anything else. They stole health care so they could watch you suffer and die while they gave a trillion dollars to rich people.

  53. May 5, 2017 at 10:18 am

    “Republicans are literally killing off the middle class for an upper-class tax cut.”

  54. May 5, 2017 at 10:25 am

    GOP uses health care as means to tax cuts for the wealthy
    Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at M.I.T. and an architect of the Affordable Care Act, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Republicans are using cuts in Medicaid as a stepping stone to make their upcoming tax plan easier to pass.

  55. May 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

    GOP prioritizing of tax cuts over health care seen in new bill
    Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican perspective that values tax cuts for the wealthy over more people having health care and the likely backlash Republicans will face in 2018 for gutting Obamacare.

  56. 105 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

  57. May 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Good morning, NW and TODers.

    I keep getting inspiration from our FLOTUS and today is a special day for her and for all the high school students she inspires:

  58. 110 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

  59. 111 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 10:36 am

    and there’s this…

  60. 112 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 10:38 am

    What rikyrah said.

    That’s all happening because the GOP is committed to rolling back the taxes that pay for the Affordable Care Act, delivering a financial windfall to high-income families even though Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin swore at his confirmation hearings that the Trump administration would not pursue tax cuts for the rich.

    The bill is currently being rushed through the House at breathtaking speed with no time for a Congressional Budget Office score or for members to hear from constituents back home. Republicans are acting like their plan cannot survive even cursory scrutiny by experts or the public for the good reason that their own rhetoric strongly suggests that they do not believe the public would find this legislation acceptable if they knew what it did.

    From the Vox piece linked above

  61. 113 ydavis00
    May 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

  62. May 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

  63. 116 desertflower
    May 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Because the shear terror and agony the Great Recession caused wasn’t bad enough for Republicans.


  64. 117 JER
    May 5, 2017 at 10:48 am

  65. May 5, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Posted to the diary a year ago this month…by our own zizii2…so poignant…so on point….


    The so-called ideological divide has been one of the biggest hoaxes pulled on us over decades. What we have had then and now, is RACIAL RESENTMENT masquerading as Conservatism. Conservatives want Liberal policies only for themselves exclusively, and nobody else. For decades they’ve never cared about deficits, debt, social spending, subsidized healthcare, Social Safety net, when they were the majority beneficiaries. But a changing demographic reality turned them suddenly into fiscal Hawks and Ayn Randian misanthropes.


    The organizing principle of our society has always been about deploying RACIAL RESENTMENT to mask inequality. We all know too well that without the perennially effective tool of RACE there is no way the wealthy class could have survived this long unscathed by the wrath of those they have fleeced over and over again. No way. The mirage of the American Dream could be kept aloft regardless of the people’s diminishing capacity to ever attain it, precisely because our overlords have been ever ready to shoot Race opiates up our veins.

    • May 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Sheila!

    • 120 arapaho415
      May 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks for re-upping, Sheila — very powerful (as usual, zizi2’s essays are always inspiring and thought-provoking).

      Seems that now there’s a disconnect between capitalism (marketing) and MSM.

      Since I got rid of my television, don’t know the ads appearing on TV now, but a good percentage of the ads I see on the one show I watch online via NBC’s website and on Microsoft Window’s “promoted” news feed (aka commercials) feature multi-racial people (not just white people).

      Seems like MSM haven’t gotten the message, since their thought-pieces mostly seem to hinge on the assumption of white as default (aka white supremacy). 😦

  66. May 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

  67. May 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Saw on twitter:
    They don’t understand (with this Trumpcare vote). They just killed John Wick’s dog.

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