May 5, 2016
Pragmatic Obots Unite
Shooting down firebaggers & teabaggers one truth at a time...
Make sure you go to the polls if there are elections in your area today! Vote! Be heard! Be counted!
______________________DONE GONE TO GLORY!
Don Lemon the type to write in “butter pecan” in the race box.
Don Lemon the type to ask for “a lil’ lemon zest” on his collard greens
Don Lemon the type write sympathy cards to white folks during black history month
Don Lemon the type to yell “Gotta hear both sides” at the end of “12 years a slave”
Don Lemon the type to color with only 50 shades of beige crayons.
That butter pecan and lemon zest on collard greens had me gasping for air. LOL
I can’t lied tho…the lemon zest on collards sounds tasty.
LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! It probably is, now black twitter is gonna have everybody putting lemon zest in their collards lol.
Oh Lord, Black Twitter can’t stop.
It is spreading: the DJ on WHUR played Knee Deep then Me, Myself, I, leading the host to say that everyone in the studio was jamming, even the interns who were too young to know the songs. The DJ joked, “Everyone but Don Lemon, who just called me to ask me to turn off the jungle music; too much bass!”
Miranda- – –He REMAINS —->http://chrispasley.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/lemon1.gif
4-EVA —– ***smh**** – – -geesh!!
I can’t believe Christie is going to be reelected, sorry Sepia.
Obama recommits to closing Guantanamo Bay
WASHINGTON-The White House says President Barack Obama has met with two special envoys for closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison and recommitted to closing it.
Obama met Monday with State Department envoy Clifford Sloan and Pentagon envoy Paul Lewis. It’s the first publicly announced meeting between Obama and the envoys.
Obama vowed to close the prison but has been thwarted by Congress. He announced in May he would appoint envoys and ordered the Pentagon to designate a site in the U.S. where detainee trials could be held.
“The Guantanamo facility continues to drain our resources and harm our standing in the world,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.
more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57610790/obama-recommits-to-closing-guantanamo-bay/
Fla woman was media darling when she criticized ACA. Will media ignore her now that she sees ACA as a “blessing”? http://on.msnbc.com/1776JPg
You know the rabid teabaggers might go after her.
November 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm
I am so mad at the democrats, from President Obama down to the
local bosses in Jersey. They bailed on Buono and handed that nasty bully an easy win. Let’s hope there’s a huge win for the Dems in the
legislator to stop his abuses.
Like I said, it’s easier talking to a brick wall.
How is it PBO’s fault that she ran a shitty campaign? Or that some local dems are on Christie’s side.
It’s not but they always have to blame the President even when it has nothing to do with him.
You know it.
First of all the dems already have a strong majority in the NJ legislature so what is she talking about ?
Clearly this woman has no idea what she is talking about.
Tell Anya to stop whining and read this piece by Steve Kornacki:
Exit Everyman: How The Jersey Democratic Bosses Destroyed Dick Codey and Unleashed Chris Christie: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/01/7394976/exit-everyman-how-jersey-democratic-bosses-destroyed-dick-codey-and?page=all
And the article MsKitty posted the other day: http://articles.philly.com/2013-11-04/news/43630861_1_christie-democrat-barbara-buono-buono-campaign
She’s not the only one either, I don’t post over there just peruse sometimes. If I did post JC would ban me in a heartbeat.
I was dismayed that Buono never took off but I noticed a lot of Johnnys- and Janes-come-lately went into this really hyper angry mode just over the past few days of this contest which is stupid because at that point, it was obvious that she was losing and there wasn’t much anyone could do about it. If the establishment bailed on Buono then the grassroots certainly did too—she struggled to get even modest attention from “the base” gatekeepers.
Tell it gn!
Itgurl, somebody else has your avatar. (Saw on the DonLemonTheType page)
Miranda beat you to it. lol
Yeah, I just saw that. I’m not gonna change mine, though.
Report: California Insurer To Delay Health Insurance Cancellations Until End Of March
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced
Tuesday that Blue Cross Blue Shield California will delay its
individual policy cancellations until March 31, 2014, granting policy
holders a 90-day extension.[….] Since Blue Shield left the market, it needed to give consumers 180 days notice.
Jones clarified in his statement that if those police holders want to take advantage of government subsidies, in particular through the Affordable Care Act, they should choose a new plan by Dec. 15.[…]
Blue Shield spokesman Steve Shivinsky told the San Francisco Business Times that California had threatened to sue the company if it did not delay cancellations after a disagreement over the insurer’s original 90 day notice to customers.[….]
Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/report-bcbs-california-to-delay-health-insurance-cancelations-until-end-of-march
H/T Caitlin MacNeal
After Boy is Bullied for Pink Shoes Entire School Goes Pink
In honor of his mother, a breast cancer survivor, and for Breast
Cancer Awareness month, Ryan Marotta bought pink sneakers to wear to school. The NFL does it, so it must be cool. But, some of his middle school classmates harassed him because he was a boy wearing pink.
When his friends found out why he was wearing the shoes, everyone started wearing pink: Pink socks, pink shoes, pink hats, pink ribbons.
“My mom cried tears of joy last night when she found out,” he said.(WATCH the video below)
Read more: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/inspired/after-boy-is-bullied-for-shoes-entire-school-goes-pink.html
Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Michigan, New York and Ohio
The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor elections on Nov. 5, 2013, in Detroit and Hamtramck, Mich.; Orange County, N.Y.; and Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties, Ohio. The monitoring is designed to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.[…]
Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-crt-1173.html
H/T U.S. Department of Justice
Dang, how messed up that there was even a need?
Does anyone have an update on the VRA fix? The issue seems to have just been completely dropped (am I wrong and there’s something on the table, not sure?).
no one is working on it
Got it—I was worried that would end up being the case, SIGH.
Cuyahoga County, OH — Nina Turner land!
Blistering exposé prompts Hopkins to suspend black-lung screenings
The coal industry has a decades-old friendship with Johns Hopkins
University, but now that cozy relationship is being torn apart by the
scrutiny of investigative journalists. When employees filed for black-lung-related benefits, coal companies paid the Baltimore-based university handsome sums to screen the claimants for the disease.
After reviewing chest X-rays, the university’s scientists almost always concluded that the scans did not show black lung — a conclusion which often overwhelmed any other medical opinion in the case.[…] The racket was exposed by the ABC, working in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity:[….]
Read more: http://grist.org/news/blistering-expose-prompts-hopkins-to-suspend-black-lung-screenings/
H/T John Upton
Just straight up corruption. Disgusting.
Attorney General Holder needs to get on this.
Sorry if this is a duplication but it’s getting hard to keep track of all the indictments that are occurring…
SAC to Plead Guilty to Securities Fraud, CNBC Reports – 11/03/2013
SAC Capital Advisors LP will plead guilty to securities fraud, CNBC reported, resolving an indictment filed earlier this year in Manhattan federal court that was the culmination of a U.S. insider trading crackdown spanning the past six years.
SAC Capital will be fined $1.8 billion as part of the plea deal, which prosecutors and the hedge fund will probably sign today, the network said citing people familiar with the agreement whom it didn’t name.[…]
Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-04/sac-to-plead-guilty-to-securities-fraud-cnbc-reports.html
H/T Joe Schneider
GOOD EVENING Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ —***BIG HUG** :>) Went with My SISTA As She Voted 4 Her CHOICE 4 MAYOR. —- PRAYIN’ 4 HIM. :>)
– – WATCHIN’ — Voters cast ballots in Atlanta mayoral race —
– – – –Voters in Atlanta are deciding whether to re-elect Mayor Kasim Reed, who faces three lesser-known challengers.
The others running in the nonpartisan race are Al Bartell, Fraser Duke and Glenn Wrightson.
Reed is seeking a second four-year term Tuesday.
Reed, a former state lawmaker, is known for his strong support of President Barack Obama and his working relationship with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on issues including economic development and transportation.
THERE IS MORE- —
—Any comments from the “REAL RESIDENTS of Atlanta?” :>)
Evening GLH hope you’re enjoying yourself.
Ohhhh Alma- — :>) ***BIG HUG*** —
-THANK U 4 your concern. :>) YES I am. :>)
FAMILY is sooo comforting. :>)
That’s “WHYCOME” — -I sooo ENJOY being here with my POU FAM♥ :>)
– – -Good 2 C U Alma♥ :>)
Good to see you too (((HUGS))).
Attorney general hasn’t ruled out federal charges against George Zimmerman
[….] “I’m not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a determination,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.[….] “The case of George Zimmerman and what happens there, I think a substantial part was resolved in the case that was tried,” Holder said Monday.
The attorney general had said in April that the agency would “take
appropriate action” if its investigation finds any evidence of a federal civil rights crime against Martin. But Holder has cautioned that the Justice Department faces a “very high barrier” in pursuing federal criminal charges in such cases.
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/05/attorney-general-hasnt-ruled-out-federal-charges-against-george-zimmerman/
H/T Travis Gettys
Thanks, Obama! 34 Million Americans Eligible for Free or Subsidized Insurance Under Obamacare
Here’s a story you won’t see in among the witch hunt of a media frenzy about Obamacare: according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis, 17 million Americans will be eligible to receive subsidies in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces (exchanges). This is in addition to those who will become newly eligible for Medicaid
in states that accept the massive, fully-federally funded expansion of the program under the Affordable Care.
If all states accepted the Medicaid expansion, that would mean yet another 17 million Americans with free health coverage. If all states expanded Medicaid (at no cost to them – and likely less than no cost, since their cost of uncompensated care would be reduced dramatically), 34 million Americans in total would stand to gain either free or subsidized health insurance coverage. Thanks, Obama.[….]
Read more: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/11/34-million-americans-eligible-for-free.html
H/T Spandan C
Thank you, President Obama.
POU FAM♥— A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT -A FIRST -:>)
– – –45 Years Ago Today: Shirley Chisholm Becomes the First Black Congresswoman – –Woo! Hoo! :>)
— – – –On November 5th 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. She represented New York’s 12th District and went on to maintain that seat for seven terms until 1983. Born in New York the daughter of West Indian parents, Chisholm was known for using her political career to fight for social justice and education. In 1969, Chisholm became one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
She then went on to become the first African American to make a bid to become President of the United States — running for a Democratic nomination in 1972.
Chisholm died in 2005, however in 2004 she said about her legacy, ”I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself.”
– — The HONORABLE MS. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM♥ —
— — –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPnbFbcDSg
– — — — – -Excerpt from SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: First Black Congresswoman
— – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjIzxFL98Hg
– — – —Shirley Chisholm declares presidential bid, January 25, 1972
— — — —Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed
—- – ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc1coVnxU9s
– ——— –Shirley Chisholm : Advice to Young African Americans
— –CONGRATULATIONS.♥ — -Sooo PROUD of U♥ — –
This is going to be off the chain!
Khandi Alexander to be Olivia Pope’s mom on #Scandal MT @cdg1967 @THR EXCLUSIVE: http://bit.ly/1dLJhXy @Scandal_Moments #MamaPope
Khandi Alexander looks so young, though.
I think she’s just going to be in flashbacks when Olivia was a child, so her youth should work. Excited about where they’re going with this.
Cool. I just looked and Khandi is 56. She looks damn good and ould easily pass for mid-30s.
I didn’t realize she was 56; she didn’t age, at all.
DAMN! She’s 56?? Go ‘head Miss Khandi!
That feels a little light for Khandi. She’s been around a while and wasn’t a spring chicken when she arrived on the scene. I’d do the usual Hollywood and add 4.
I don’t know about this casting…
Really? I think sparks will fly between her and the dad. Will be interesting to see how it shakes out!
I might have to start watching Scandal now.
Good choice. Anyone remember her on this show?
I loved that show lol.
Yes. RIP Phil Hartman who had one of the funniest lines in television, “Maestro, please, play Rump Shaker or a reasonable facsimile thereof!”
I’m cool with that…not that Shonda asked.
This used to be my jam!! I liked the original but that Teddy Riley remix was my shiznit!!! Jane Child was that chick too.
I love Jane Child too.
I thought I was the only one. I think I still have the 45 (yeah I just told ya I’m old). 🙂
Got it on my iTunes.
BA B YEAH!
VA Exit Polls:
WHITE VOTERS: Cuccinelli 54%, McAulliffe 38%
BLACK VOTERS: Cuccinelli 6%, McAulliffe 93%
If this holds in the results, this is a contest carried by black voters. I hope that McAuliffe doesn’t forget that when it comes time to legislate as well as use his visibility + perch to champion equality and redress.
I’m always interested in the few black folks who vote for these racist nuts.
Me too, I wish someone would interview them.
lol,you know there is always one in every family.
The Don Lemons of the race. They just wanna be different and “better” than the rest of us. They’re “free thinkers” while we’re stuck on the democratic “plantation”.
So true lol.
I’m sorry to say we have a couple in ours.
Alm – — -***BIG fist bump*** —Joinin’ U. :>)
BUT — -THIS might HELP –>
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HERE’s their —ANTIDOTE: —
– — – –Free Your Mind- – -Annnnd The REST- –will FOLLOW!! —
—–THEN they MINDS can —“LEAVE the PLANTATION!!” — –geesh
Love Envogue, when I was a little girl I even wanted to be a part of the group.
HEEY malletgirl02.♥ — -***BIG HUG***
Aww —LEMME tryta assist–
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EW Jackson’s relatives? 3 out of the 5 black Rs I know live in Virginny.
prediction: majority of white women vote for cuccinelli, but white feminists will take credit for mcauliffe win.
Count on it. The media will crow about every other voting bloc while minimizing the black bloc, thus helping to send a message that every group should be explicitly catered to save black voters in VA—deja vu.
If you’re STILL IN LINE when polls close at 7, STAY IN LINE. You can vote and your vote will count. #VAGov
Hope McAuliffe does people right—Terry if they showed up for you, you’d better show up for them as well! But it’s looking great for him tonight.
That’s my worry too gn they ask us to show up for them but then don’t show up for us.
ICAM; it’s a vicious cycle that I think we can break with a little bit of planning.
That would be a great tweet
Thanks cc, maybe a t-shirt too.
WTF the majority of white women voted for vagina probe Cuccinelli? Next time I hear the white feminist going on how black people are antifeminist I will remember that.
White women always vote republican.
I thought that wasn’t the case with the 20-50 set and maybe even the truly senior.
According to Twitter, CNN is saying that President Obama was a “liability” to Terry McAuliffe, even though Obama’s the one who turned VA purple, he copied PBO’s campaign down the the music set list as rallies, and that all of his votes have come from the Obama coalition, specifically getting support from over 90 percent of black voters. Secondly, Terry will obviously win tonight so why even talk about the President being a “liability”? They are so consumed with hatred and a visceral need to bring this president down, that they will make fools of themselves to do it.
They’re full of shit! They better get ready to eat some crow.
Reporter ignores Cooch winning white women RT @JuddLegum: White men ♥ Ken Cuccinelli. Everyone else… not so much:
Graphic=PBO’s coalition brought this home for McAuliffe; the media will downplay that so that the impression is given that black voters are owed nothing.
White women are always absolved of their racism and I’m sick of it. I just called him out. The graph was right there and yet he still failed to point out that the majority of BOTH white men and women voted for Cuccinelli.
And notice how it’s just taken for granted that Dems will get 90%, 95% black support—those are spectacular numbers which SHOULD confer a debt to this specific constituency. The media minimizing it is the first step to that debt not being paid adequately. Just watch as the night goes on and the days follow (unless people speak up).
John Kerry learned too late about that. He only got 88% of the black vote and how did that work out for him.
THIS needs to be sent out before next years (& ’16) elections.
Here we go:
Exit polls show VA race is not about Obama but about the shutdown, women, abortion, and the changing electorate. Bad news for GOP.
VA is 20% black. 90, 95% black support put McAuliffe over the top; had PBO come against him McAuliffe couldn’t have swung that.
Well if President Obama was a liability then we would see some effect right ? These people are so stupid !
President Obama was the first democrat since LBJ to carry Virginia which is turning blue. The Obama coalition (or as Ron Brownstein calls it: The coalition of the ascendent) is the future of this country. This coalition will be the majority in the not so distant future.
CNN’s ratings plummet, while the Obama Coalition’s rise.
No way McAuliffe could win without PBO’s support.
And with AG Holder’s Train of Justice, it’s a new day.
POU FAM♥- — -CONGRATULATIONS R In ORDER. :>) —
– – —THEATER REVIEW: Fantasia Barrino Celebrates Harlem’s Jazz Age In “After Midnight”– –
—- – —There are few things that bring smiles to even the most jaded faces — balloons, blaring trumpets and tap dancers. A new Broadway revue has two— no, make that all three — so no wonder it leaves you feeling lighter than air. After Midnight, a candy sampler of some two dozen musical numbers that showcase dance, jazz or singing, opened Sunday at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre led by musical genius Wynton Marsalis, an endearing Dule Hill as its host and a thrilling guest singer in Fantasia Barrino.
The show, which first surfaced in 2011 off-Broadway, tries to re-create the energy and fun of Harlem’s famous Cotton Club nightclub in the 1920s and 30s, when Duke Ellington and his band made everything cool. It does so with panache but avoids sounding old-fashioned: There’s even room for some breakdancing and popping. As
17 musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center play, the night includes
Fantasia belting out a super “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” a
subdued “Stormy Weather” and an infectious “Zaz Zuh Zaz.” Adriane Lenox plays a hysterical boozy hellcat in two numbers, “Women Be Wise” and “GoBack Where You Stayed Last Night.”
THERE IS MORE — – –Sounds like a “winner”. :>)
– -[Any POU FAM♥ comments? :>)]
He certainly wasn’t consistently helpful!
Why there’s so much bad information about Obamacare right now: http://wapo.st/1b534yM
Well, Ezra. Look in the mirror first.
Don’t say a word until you do.
The absolute gall.
How’re your numbers looking?
So far, the Repubs are leading with 15% reporting. Of course, Northern VA hasn’t come in yet.
HEEY AxelFoley —R U LEADIN’ —as the SHERIFF annnd the TREASURER? –:>) — —
—-Did a —virtual VOTE 4 U.– –
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I’ve noticed the media has started to moderate its position from OMG its a bust to maybe its gonna work despite an awful roll out. Bastards.
In reality, the numbers must be really good.
Call me a conspiracy theorist….but this piling on Obamacare was done to affect today’s election. The shutdown really put the GOP in a bad light in this heavily federal government dependent state. And of course, the media dropped the subject on the costly shutdown real quick to malign Obamacare. uh huh
I don’t think you need to don any tin foil: you’re right. Any time the freakin’ local affiliate shows just a clip of the winner without his speech, going instead for the loser saying his votes are a referendum on the suck that is Obamacare, there is a problem and a disconnect. Why would I need to hear Kooky say jack about jack? He lost. Now step aside, bum, the whole Tea Party in leadership in Virginia is over.
Everyone on PBS ,”The African Americans” is on. They are showing and episode about the Civil War.
While I’m on the topic of the Civil War. It irks me how some white southerns are still angry about the outcome of the Civil War. The thing is, the Confederacy started the war by firing on Fort Sumner.
What irks me more is that they won’t admit that they went to war fighting over their desire to continue to be welfare recipients. The despicable use of slavery was the ultimate “sit their lazy ass at home and collect off the labor of others” scheme ever ran in this country. The Confederate flag is the ultimate symbol of that.
I like Buono (most stations have already called NJ Gov for Christie) but this is just the truth; she never took off, no need to read more into that:
Chris Christie ran basically unopposed. There is nothing more to read into it. Period.
Yes, I was just thinking that. I’m like, why is everyone making a big deal over Christie? He ran against an unknown who didn’t even have support and money from her own party establishment! He was pretty much unopposed. The fact is, had Cory Booker decided he wanted to be governor instead of a senator, Christie would be losing tonight.
had Cory Booker decided he wanted to be governor instead of a senator, Christie would be losing tonight.
Point blank period.
HEEY itgurl_29. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
— -SPEAK TRUTH – —He was pretty much unopposed. —
I mean WHERE’S da JOY –WHEN –http://www.stableking.com/horse%20racing%20pics/horse%20racing%20sk.gif
—-U, virtually, -da ONLY ONE —IN da DANG RACE?? – – – -LOL — –
– – — TELL HIM — dave: — – -http://download.installmob.com/animation/ccontennt/10048-f/dave_shaking_head_no.gif?__sid=IFR1WIM&lang=en&__mt=w LOL- – –
Good 2 C U itgurl_29 :>)
POU FAM♥ — -MORE –TWEETIN’ – — -TRUTH :>)
— -☺ @CBSNews
As polls close in the Garden State, Governor Chris Christie is re-elected as #NJGOV based on @CBSNews exit polls
Retweeted by Keith Boykin [Still WATCHIN’]
Wow! This chart by @MattBruenig shows the share of all U.S. net worth held by each race. pic.twitter.com/nIlSq0WO6N
—-Uhhhh — -Does THIS EXPLAIN —saaaay — – -WHYCOME” —RICH YT RE-THUGS won’t CREATE – –
–JOBS! – – -JOBS! — -JOBS!?? — – – -THEY don’t need ’em!!
NOR do THEY PAY their TAXES!!! – – -geesh!!
Per that chart, that’s the way they want to keep it GLH.
Alma — -***BIG fist bump*** — SADLY.
Double ***fist bump***
LOL —-I’ll TAKE IT. :>)
Rand Paul wrote 100s of columns for the Washington Times…they’re now ending it because he plagiarized in the paper. http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/washington-times-ends-rand-pauls-column-after-plagiarism …
*snicker*…….damn, who knew the Washington Times had any standards?
Cut from the Washington Times?
Your grade of F is for real!
BREAKING: Dems take control of #VA Senate.
This is a beeeeyooooteeefull thing.
–HEEY GN. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
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–Good 2 C U GN. :>)
hell ,muthafckin’ YEAH
I’m watching the African Americans on PBS I’m even more pissed about Kayne’s wearing the confederate jacket. I’m hearing how the Confederates treated black Union troops. If captured the were treated as slaves in rebellion. in one instances the black Union soldiers weren’t allowed to surrender they will massacured. Not to mention the obvious the Confederacy was fighting to keep his ancestors in bondage. Kanye needs to deflect his ego and learn some history.
Not just Kanye, it’s making me pissed about everything
The Dem won the Lt. Governorship of VA!
Black Canseco @BlackCanseco14m
#DonLemonOn Paula Deen: “She is kind. She is smart. She is important.”
Miranda- – –He — -REMAINS – ->http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luogxjJZ5Z1qew5ie.gif –UNACCEPTABLE!!! —geesh!!
People are overreacting to results in Virginia right now. The less populated areas always come in first and then the more populated areas (Democratic strongholds) come in later. We’ve seen this in past elections in Virginia and on the national level.
Text I just got from someone in Cuccinelli war room — “Looks like we’re going to lose by 5. Key northern Virginia counties still not in.”
The polls had Terry winning by 5-6 points which was the average. Chuck Todd is trying to downplay a victory already.
This is why I love reading news filtered by my twitter feed, because they’re already starting to roast him lol:
Chuck “it’s not my Job” is saying something…he’s not happy at the Terry rally…sounds like he’s been crying.
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LMAO! from this day forward whenever I hear an racist emo and their kissing cousins the tea party nuts bitch about the president, this scene will pop in my head.
That magic box lies!!!
I so love that!
ROFLMAO!!! I fell out when I watched that scene last week!!! OMG…”the magic box lies”….that was classic!
Congrats to the De Blasio family!
I don’t know why I thought this, but I always thought Jimi Hendrix mother was white.
de Blasio in a landslide.
Oh I’m glad he won
He’s like Christie; he really ran unopposed. The GOP candidate was never a threat. Happily voted for him; will be watching to see how his admin shapes up.
Jimi Hendrix was painfully shy #thingsIdidn’tknowabouthendrix
Another great elected pol; no one expects perfection but please remember who brought you to the dance, sir:
@JuddLegum: NYC Exit Polls:
WHITE VOTE: De Blasio 55, Lhota 41
BLACK VOTE: De Blasio 96, Lhota 4
We’re the backbone of the dem party and that’s the truth.
No Alma, that is the emoprogs. Please get it right
It’s been that way since LBJ signed the voting rights act and Civil Rights Act. Republicans like Eisenhower who were moderate and liberal use to get 40-45 % of the black vote but that changed when the parties changed.
Faux just called VA for McAuliffe:
Fox News projects McAuliffe wins VA Gov.
And the media immediately pivots to a “but he didnt win by at least 10 points, Obama is to blame” narrative.
Schmidt went all in on that blaming POTUS and ACA talkin’ about the President lost all credibility with that.
They are so damn sad and predictable.
Its really amazing. I swear you can literally see their scrunched up faces via their tweets. Being snide and attempting to throw all kinds of shade on Dem victories…but really just shading their own damn selves.
Chuck Todd predicted that the President would win the popular vote by 1 point and he was wrong. These pundits have no clue what they’re talking about.
NYT sure frames these 3 races differently.
Terry McAuliffe, Democrat, Wins Virginia Governor Race
Terry McAuliffe, a prolific Democratic fund-raiser who has never held elective office, was elected governor of Virginia on Tuesday, defeating Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the Republican attorney general, whose uncompromising conservatism was the focus of the race.
Mr. McAuliffe, 56, benefited from a larger war chest and his opponent’s decision to appeal almost entirely to his party’s conservative base. He was able to frame the vote as a referendum on whether Mr. Cuccinelli’s social views were out of step in a state that is increasingly suburban and diverse.
Bill De Blasio Elected Mayor of New York
Bill de Blasio, who transformed himself from a little-known occupant of an obscure office into the fiery voice of New York’s disillusionment with a new gilded age, was elected the city’s 109th mayor on Tuesday.He defeated Joseph J. Lhota, the former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, by a wide margin, exit polls show.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey Wins Re-election, Exit Polls Show
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey won re-election on Tuesday, defeating his Democratic rival, State Senator Barbara Buono, by a crushing margin. The victory vaulted him to the front ranks of Republican presidential contenders.In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 700,000, Mr. Christie won decisively, making impressive inroads among younger voters, blacks, Hispanics and women – all groups that Republicans nationally have struggled to attract.
700,000 democrats smh.
Dirty Jerz indeed.
So what’s going on with virginia ? Isn’t it amazing that the press is invested in as the GOP for their narrative.
McAuliffe will win—they’re neck and neck with mostly Dem-leaning precincts left to count. The VA Board of Elections has 88% precincts counted with Cuccinelli at 46.51%, McAuliffe, 46.48%. The next few minutes will make McAuliffe’s win obvious.
It’s been called for McAuliffe.
Jimi Hendrix-Prince (my hubby) very similar
POU FAM♥- –Ohhh — -Just wanted 2 POST their LOVELY FAMILY PIC♥ – —
– – —Bill de Blasio trounces Joe Lhota in NYC mayoral race – -Woo! HOO! –
That was a straight up beatdown.
McAuliffe the projected winner, per MSNBC
What’s up with the AG spot? VA on one.
It’s about 50/50 right now with about 99% reporting in.
POU FAM♥- – – -McAULIFFE – – -WINZS!! —Woo! Hoo! – –
—Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Va. governor’s race, Fox News projects —
—Faux-noise –IZZAT-chu?? LOL
Spin VA margin all you want. Bottom line for actual people is that Medicaid expansion for 400K Virginians just got more likely.
Lizz Winstead @lizzwinstead8m
If Ken Cuccinelli falls in the forest and no one is there, does he make an ultra sound?
DONE. Just DONE.
LOL crazyycanuck — – http://shoutsfromtheabyss.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/tombstone.jpg RESPECTFULLY. :>)
POU FAM♥ —
Boston Mayor Race Results 2013: Martin Walsh Wins
– — -http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/345985-boston-mayor-race-results-2013-live-results-here/
Need comments. – — -I don’t know either of them.’ Thank U. :>)
Apparently he’s a union man and a dem GLH, that’s all I know.
Alma — Thank U. :>)
NJ voters reelect @GovChristie, overturn his minimum wage veto. They want him as governor, just don’t want his policies. #AmericanIdol
This is just crazy smh.
They deserve whatever hell he gives them.
Briefly turhed to MSNBC just in time to hear Rachel Maddow say that women gave Terry MacAuliffe the win in Virginia. Of course she didn’t specify that they were black women. Stay caping for your sistren Maddow, even as they vote against your interests in large numbers.
We’re talking about this exact phenomenon downthread; black voters deliver these narrow victories (VA) and landslides (NYC), yet this is systematically de-emphasized and is part of the reason that the black voting bloc is taken for granted.
LOL at sistren.
The problem with saying that “women” won the election is that it’s too broad of an explanation. Women of color have provided the large margins which have dwarfed white women. Polls have shown that minority women have supported democrats by large margins.
Non-White women for sure
BREAKING: Kasim Reed, NPD, elected Mayor, Atlanta, Georgia – @wsbtv
In the last two days, on my home phone, I’ve gotten calls from Chilli, Toni Braxton, Ludacris, Keith Sweat and Rev Lowery asking me to vote for Kasim……I know y’all jealous of me. Don’t hate.
Jealous in TN, but
glad you’re getting them, Miranda!
I can’t believe how popular I am! LOL
So, I got one from Ed Rendell (smirk)!
GN — -ONE MO’ ‘GAIN! — :>)
– —-http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vPaIJkBdGNw/Uj5PH_oiyaI/AAAAAAABic0/eoXt7u7dNI0/s1600/230561__safe_animated_lyra_upvotes+galore_dancing_gif_dance_artist-colon-snapai.gif Woo! Hoo! :>)
It really something watching the media be completely pissed off about the results this evening. Seriously, they can’t even be bothered to hide how angry they are that their pre-printed columns and segments on how “GOP victories show country hates PBO and Obamacare” are for naught. They’ll still try and make that narrative stick somehow, but they’re mad they’ll have to work extra hard for it.
Looks like Charlotte, NC elects 3rd African American Mayor. Dem Patrick Cannon up 53-46 with 163/168 precincts reporting. #UniteBlue
Charlotte is trying to turn into a baby Atlanta. I’m here for it. Minus Nene and nem, of course! LOL
GN — :>) — –http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vPaIJkBdGNw/Uj5PH_oiyaI/AAAAAAABic0/eoXt7u7dNI0/s1600/230561__safe_animated_lyra_upvotes+galore_dancing_gif_dance_artist-colon-snapai.gif Woo! — HOO!
MR. PRESIDENT will have a good time at the – –NEXT MAYOR’S MEETING!! — – :>)
this gif cracks me up!
LOL – — -It’s my “GREEEN Happy Dance” —- :>)
What’s the Cuccinelli camp going to do with all of those commemorative “I’m with Ken 2013” transvaginal probes they ordered for the inauguration?
*says slowly*…..You dont wanna know man….you really dont wanna know
lol; I saw this one tonight too:
Say what you will about McAuliffe but at least I don’t have turn in my birth control to the authorities tomorrow
Can @CNN no longer put together a panel without a racist shitbag on it?
So nice seeing the DeBlasios vote as a family – this was their daughter’s first vote…
There are 400,000 working poor in Virginia who now can see the bridge to healthcare access with this election.
Chuck Todd was so pissed when McAuliffe pulled ahead.
It totes harshed his “Virginia hates Obamacare” narrative that was set for tomorrow.
Meh, he’ll probably still run with it.
Of course he is, not gonna let a perfectly good ass backwards narrative go to waste!
they’re STILL mad the President made them throw away all their Syria War Scripts.
Think about the size of McAuliffe’s win if they hadn’t of purged all those Democratic voters last week
Yep they were doing their best to fix this election. Hopefully these people will be put back on the rolls.
John Nichols @NicholsUprising
Marty Walsh, a former union leader who was attacked for being too pro-union, is elected mayor of Boston. @thenation @WeGotEd @edshow
8:51 PM – 5 Nov 2013
Kevin Landrigan @Klandrigan
NH Dems bag another special election, this one a big prize knocking off ex-House Maj. Leader Peter Silva with Latha Mangipudi. #nhpolitics
7:38 PM – 5 Nov 2013
So lemme guess…its much more of an indictment on PBO that an incumbent Christie won re-election and a much bigger story for the media…than PBO and FLOTUS and VP Biden going to VA to campaign for probably the weakest Dem ever to run for Gov of a state that currently has a Republican Gov and he won?
I can’t believe democrats outnumber republicans by 700,000.
That’s just nuts!
And Christie’s margin was not as great as the media said it would be. Last I checked he was under 60 %of the vote which means there is too much hype. Christie is another Giuliani who won’t be president but loved by the beltway.
Oh, NJ — wait till you see what Christie has for you in
Round 2. His philosophy, politics, and policies are just as right wing as the Tea Party. He’s neighborhood in NJ, but still a
racist provincial yahoo to the rest of us.
#solidarityisforwhitewomen when your all white leadership STILL can’t get white women to vote for reproductive justice.
This so much. I’m tired of white feminist complaining that black people aren’t pro choice enough. What do they have to say when the majority of white women voted for mr. vagina probe?
Some truth to this; McAuliffe isn’t exactly the most popular Dem ever…
DCCC Chair Israel: Ken Cuccinelli is now the first casualty of the Republican shutdown…” http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_statement_on_terry_mcauliffes_victory_in_virginias_gubernatorial_race/ …
He isn’t and that’s why the republicans shouldn’t think that they had a chance because a stronger democrat would have won by a larger margin.
Problem is, McAuliffe was the best the Democrats had, point blank period.
h/t Town; she’s on point:
FYI, it wasn’t white women who defeated Cuccinelli in Virginia. It was black men and women. #VAGov http://www.nytimes.com/projects/elections/2013/general/virginia/exit-polls.html …
DeBlasio Son working it out FRO and all! Wifey tight too.
DeBlasio’s speaking now!
MEDIA ALERT: – -MR. MAYOR Bill – – -on msnbc – -NOW– –
Woo! Hoo! :>)
— SPEAK – — – – -SPANISH!! –O-kaaay. :>)
LOVELY –FIRST – -FAMILY♥ –:>)
–qosine —Si. :>)
De Blasio is so tall….LOL
I know! She was in his armpit lol.
I see someone got pissed at the POU twitter feed about Buono but this person is upset for no reason:
Did @emilyslist support Barbara Buono? I follow them but don’t recall seeing her name (which I only learned last week).
-@PragObots @KatrinaNation but it goes the other way as well, the president could have lent support regardless.
“which I only learned last week”—-I happen to follow some people who have been discussing Buono’s contest for some time now and it was clear that she never had a chance. I don’t know what happened but in the last few days there was a drama whipped up about her amongst people who hadn’t been paying any attention or boosting her at all for this entire time, now demanding to know why she was losing at the eleventh hour. That’s a day late and dollar short IMO. Netroots should have gotten involved a year ago if this contest were crucial to them.
I love how all the dems are now jacking PBO’s campaigning style.
PBO really changed the game.
‘Bout time they get with the program.
Please kill Root, and stop my misery. I cannot find any love for that character
The village is really trying too hard with this Christie worship. The guy can’t handle a national campaign and he will be exposed big time in a national campaign. He has so many skeletons in his closet and the man is one hamburger away from a heart attack.
I just imagine PBO watching Christie tonight.
Right. Christie is their “serious” candidate lol.
Ari Melber @AriMelber5m
No doubt Christie’s speech tonight was “a job application” for the Presidency.
We’re not hiring.
POU FAM♥ — -THIS is NOT GOOD NEWS!!- —
– – — http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/346062-detroit-election-results-2013-live-updates-of-mayoral-race/
– — – – –Detroit Election Results 2013: Live Updates of Mayoral Race
– —Duggan[per my Sista annnd MANY OTHERS –[JUST NOT ENUFF] KNOW what he has done.[Wrong]
– – — -Moved 2 the city [from a YT suburb]- -2 Do THIS TAKE OVA.
– – —-NOT in the city long enough 2 run, BUT- –City Clerk[BLAH traitor] –fixed it so he could run.
– —–Bankrupted the Detroit Medical Center; —STOPPED the formation of a NURSES’s UNION
—— FINED by the FED. Gov’t –$30 million for having NO BID CONTRACTs 4 HIS PEOPLE!!
— -Detroit is 85% BLAH – -YET they let this happen.- –
– – — WATCHIN’ 4 their DOWNFALL –HIS BETRAYAL of them [“US”]
— —FREE YOUR MINDS — –U CAN LEAVE the PLANTATION!!! — –
This sad GLH.
Alma – –Thank U. — :>) —Watchin’ the aftermath. :>)
It might just take a citizens revolt to get Detroit back GLH.
Alma- – -From my observations- –SOME of “US” tried 2 “school” —“US” -durin’ the election period. THEY di-int listen.
— As I stated – -MR. NAPOLEON spoke in church on Sunday. –HE has LIVED in Detroit –ALL HIS LIFE.; –The attorney is WELL QUALIFIED.[A variety of Credentials annnd Experiences] annnd VERY PERSONABLE. :>)
He KNEW HIS STUFF. – —
GreenLady, I am sorry.
How long is the mayoral term?
How much pull with Duggan have under Orr?
Won’t federal help have some oversight, too?
Pensions are at risk, so can any federal help
build in some oversight to counter state GOP?
qosine: – — -4 years; –Duggan will prolly run ova Orr.; —
Little chance of that;—Mr. NAPOLEON lack $$$ -SADLY.
Thank U. :>)
They say about 54% of white women voted for Cuccinelli.
You will find:
Married & Conservative white women voted for Cuccinelli.
The female McAuliffe voters are:
Single white women
Younger white women
All non-white women
Single, younger & non-white women would be the ones adversely affected by Cuccinelli & Co. with the banning of birth control, restrictions on abortion, transvaginal probes & lack of health care.
same type of White woman voted for Willard.
and the same types of women voted for President Obama.
I want to take the time to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. I tried my best to respond to each one individually, but if I didn’t I apologize, cause the day just got away from me. But I appreciate them all, and I just wanted to say thanks to all the POU fam!
HEEY lamh36. :>) — -***BIG HUG*** :>) – –Hope U ENJOYED your –SPECIAL DAY. :>)
—BTW –Did “HE” —show up? —:>)
POU FAM♥ – – -TWEETIN’ — -TRUTH [WATCHIN’ da VOTES, in da future :>)] — -Woo! Hoo!–
Democrats Crush Republicans Among Latino and Asian American Voters in Virginia: With polls closed across the C… http://bit.ly/1b6QOxC
Retweeted by Keith Boykin
everyone knew…it’s the non-White population that put McAuliffe in.
rikyrah —–***BIG fist bump*** :>)—SPEAK TRUTH!! –:>)
Does anyone know if the Dem won the AG for VA?
Close as a mutha
but if I’m reading right…the precincts out are in Black areas.
They’re saying he’s now ahead and the other guy won’t concede, wants a recount.
There’s one precinct in Caroline out, which trended for McAuliffe.
1 precinct in Newport News out, ——> McAuliffe.
2 precincts in Norfolk out ———–> McAuliffe
1 precinct in Rockingham ——–>Cuccinelli
1 precinct in Nottoway ———–> Cuccinelli
1 precinct in Mecklenberg & 1 in Grayson —->Cuccinelli
Now they are counting absentee votes. The AP is reporting a 778 vote difference.
Pelosi’s daughter is tweeting there’s a 459 vote difference.
There’s 1500 votes separating them.
The word is it will be WEEKS before we find out who won.
1500 votes. Weeks. Wow.
The VA GOP wants a recount, which is strange since Obenshain is the one in the lead. They say Obenshain won’t come out and speak tonight.
I hope he loses and we never have to hear or see his whiny daughter Tucker on TV ever again crying about how they’re “attacking her DAAAAAD.”
Debbie Wasserman has some new info on her twitter about it. https://twitter.com/Redistrict
Dave Wasserman @Redistrict22m
Herring (D) down 7,061 votes, but still out: absentees in Fairfax, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, PWC. Would rather be Herring.
I only know Fairfax Co. Seems those absentee votes would go Herring. Present Virginians know more than me.
He might just pull it off.
The difference is now about 208 votes.
Let’s get it!
Ms. Tucker needs to know that politics ain’t tiddy winks.
Oh, lawsy, Tucker. Her name says it all about her.
CORALVILLE, Iowa — No election may be too small for the independent political groups vying for influence in the United States.
That’s the impression some people in Coralville, Iowa, have gotten since Americans for Prosperity jumped into their municipal election and turned it into a referendum on government spending. Residents in the community of 19,000 say they’ve never seen such an outside effort in a local vote. AFP has targeted residents with home visits, phone calls and mailings calling the city’s $280 million debt a crisis. One flier hitting mailboxes this week says Coralville is on its way to becoming bankrupt like Detroit.
Despite their best efforts and Americans for Prosperity proved once again they can not be trusted to handle their donors money. All of the candidates backed by AFP have been soundly defeated. The good guys won every precinct at both the mayoral and city council level. Congrats to my fellow wise residents.
everyone who says “women won it for McAuliffe” is lying. BLACK women did it. white women voted for cuccinelli.
10:35 PM – 5 Nov 2013
Tell it! I have to say sherifffruitfly has never wavered as an ally.
Alma he tells the unvarnished truth
Demographic breakdown of #VAGov race shows AA men & women carried McAuliffe. White women voted 56% Cooch & 38% TM
10:05 PM – 5 Nov 2013
V. Hussein Savage @Kennymack1971
So Black voters, particularly Black women came through in VA…Dems remember that when the MSM starts advising you to “distance” from PBO.
10:26 PM – 5 Nov 2013
Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
Democratic party should be grateful for Black voters. If it were up to whites, they’d be screwed (h/t @Smartypants60)
10:22 PM – 5 Nov 2013
Michael Hargrove @MichaelHargrov1
So can we officially put to rest the notice that African-Americans only turnout in large numbers for African-American candidates.
9:07 PM – 5 Nov 2013
With that AL House race between estab GOP Byrne and Tea Party Young, maybe Dems might have a chance in the South? I saw TN,
and felt hope, though no idea who might surface.
Like GLH says, “Watchin”
Sean Trende @SeanTrende 2m
Based on the AL results, if I’m the Ds, I go find the strongest
possible candidate for Sen. in MS, TN and SC. Just in case.
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer
Texans, if you want Wendy Davis to win, you need to concentrate on connecting with women of color. It’s your only path to victory.
10:46 PM – 5 Nov 2013
Realest shit I’ve heard all night. Think Byrd and crew put a bug in her ear after last weeks diarrhea of the mouth?
I’ll keep listening.
Smarty Pants @Smartypants60
Let this one sink in for a moment…Cooch beat TMac by 16 points with white women.
10:48 PM – 5 Nov 2013
POU FAM♥–O/T- —OMWORD! — NOT AGAIN![Except —THIS time it WAS the RESIDENT.]
— —Family of slain Detroit woman seeks answers about incident—
——The family of a Detroit woman shot to death after she is believed to have sought help at a Dearborn Heights home is calling for answers in the incident.
The family of Renisha McBride, 19, said she went for help after a car
accident around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. She died of a gunshot wound to the head after knocking on the door of a home on the 16000 block of Outer Drive near Warren in Dearborn Heights, near where the accident occurred. Her cellphone battery had died, her family said.
Few other details about the incident have been released by the Dearborn Heights Police Department.
“DearbornHeights (has) identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman,” according to a press release. The statement added that a final report on the shooting will be forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review in the near future.
McBride’s maternal aunt, Bernita Spinks, said the shooting was not justified even if the resident believed McBride was an intruder breaking into the home.
“He shot her in the head … for what? For knocking on his door,” said Spinks on Tuesday. “If he felt scared or threatened, he should have called 911.”
THERE IS MORE – – – – -RIHEP. – -CONDOLENCES 2 ALL. AMEN.
What kind of person would shoot a young woman
asking for help? So tragic, GreenLady.
Scary ain’t it, this the second one remember the one in NC too.
qosine – – –THEY KNOW. —WE will KNOW soon. —RIHEP [Dear Renisha ]- – -AMEN.
Great headline and pics
Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York City
In a landslide victory, Bill de Blasio crushed Republican rival Joe Lhota, becoming New York City’s 109th mayor. He will also become the first Democrat to hold the office in 20 years.
Yeah but we will be inundated with Christie b.s for weeks.
And after this blowout I hope they realize once and for all Gooliani has no sway with voters lol.
So true, Alma. They can try.
But whose family can best win hearts?
Wow, Christie’s family… um, is there a way to put this nicely… uncute, from first to last.
Off to bed goodnight POU!
— Alma: :>) – – -G’NIGHT. :>) -http://www.sadacanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Good-Night-Graphics-And-Greetings-189.gif B BLESSED. :>)
POU FAM♥- –UPDATE: – –LAX Shooting: —SAD—BUT – -RECOVERING :>)
– – —Wounded TSA officer speaks out after LAX attack– –
– – – – —A Transportation Security Administration officer who was wounded in a gunman’s deadly attack at Los Angeles International Airport is speaking out for the first time.
Thirty-six-year-old Tony Grigsby was shot twice in the right foot
during Friday’s attack. He walked with a cane Monday as he read a
statement outside his South Los Angeles home.
Grigsby says he was trying to help an elderly man get to safety when the gunman shot him. He said that even after being wounded, his main concern was helping people who came up to him.
Grigsby was a friend of Gerardo Hernandez, the officer who was
killed. He fought back tears as he called Hernandez a wonderful person who will be missed.– – –
THERE IS MORE – — –
-A TRUE HERO;- – – -BLESS U♥ AMEN.
I’m telling ya’ll. The NJ electorate Black, white, hispanice, whatever have fallen prey to the “Soprano” syndrome in Christie form. The whole mobster with a heart bullshit and they fell for it hook line and sinker, forgetting or ignoring that Tony S was a criminal and actually had people killed.
POU FAM♥ — 1 MORE – – –GLOATIN’ Time – -:>)
— – –Complaint Filed Urging the IRS to Investigate the Koch Brothers for Violating Tax Laws— —
— – – CREW has filed a complaint that urges the IRS to investigate the Koch Brothers for violating numerous tax laws, while trying to anonymously funnel money to Republican candidates.
CREW detailed their complaint to the IRS,
CREW also filed a complaint with the IRS asking for an investigation into the activities of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a 501(c)(6) organization linked to the Koch Brothers.
In its application to the IRS, Freedom Partners claimed it would be
“promot[ing] the common business interests and conditions of its
members, in order to improve their competitive standing and innovation in various lines of business, industries, etc. in which they are engaged.” In reality, Freedom Partners has done nothing except funnel anonymous money into other tax-exempt organizations.
– – -SNIP- –
What the Koch brothers are doing is common practice on the right.
These common business organizations actually have nothing to do with business. Their purpose is to move millions of dollars to the network of right wing anonymous organizations. Since the Supreme Court opened the floodgates with the Citizens United decision, the Koch brothers have set up a vast dark money network with the goal in mind of complete ownership of the government.
CREW’s complaint is important because it brings the Koch brothers unwanted attention. The Kocks don’t want the people to figure out that their democracy is under threat from a handful of conservative billionaires. It is clear that what the Kochs and other right wing billionaires are doing is a violation of the tax code.
THERE IS MORE – – — – – –CALL ‘EM OUT!!–HAH!
POU FAM♥ —- -LOL —LUVIN’ this SLAM! — -of –TRUTH! :>)
— – — –ACA POSITIVITY :>) —
—–Senator Obliterates GOP Talking Point On Obamacare’s Maternity Coverage In 60 Seconds —
— — –During a hearing on Obamacare implementation Tuesday, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee chairman Sen. Tom Harkin(D-IA) offered a powerful rebuttal to those criticizing the Affordable Care Act’s inclusion of maternity care coverage as one of ten “essential health benefits” categories that insurance companies must offer consumers under the health law.
ACA critics have held up the maternity coverage requirement as a prime example of excessive Obamacare regulations that will drive up insurance policy prices by forcing plans to include frilly benefits that a consumer may not need. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) sarcastically asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius if she had ever hear of a man giving birth during a House hearing last week, and numerous critical media accounts have picked up on the argument.
Harkin responded to this line of thinking on Tuesday by comparing the overall societal value of the coverage requirement to the value of public education, which is funded through property taxes:
HARKIN: Now, I must say there was a story the other day
in the paper about somebody who said, “Now I got — I have to take this policy that covers maternity care. My wife and I are not having more children. Why should I have to have a policy that covers maternity care?”
I got to thinking about that. I thought, you know what? Maybe because my wife and I do not have any more children and they are grown up, maybe I should not have to pay property taxes to pay for my local schools. Huh? Why should I worry about it? Maybe only people who have kids going to the public school should pay for it. We are better than that in this country. We are talking about being part of our society.
It is to our benefit, my wife and I, to support our local schools because that is our next generation, we want them well taught. Same with health care. It is a values system.– —[LOGIC! HAH!]
THERE IS MORE — ——[Good on U. :>)]
– –Dear POU FAM♥ –GOOD NIGHT♥ :>) WISHING U –BLESSED SWEET DREAMS.♥ -♥ :>)– –
— —–UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT. ♥ :>)—
—-PRAYIN’ –With APPRECIATION 4: – –MR. PRESIDENT♥- – -VP Joe♥- – –The ECONOMY♥/PEOPLE♥ – -POU FAM♥ – – AMEN :>)
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