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I see this went over big! Something positive about Kerry and Climate Change.

Let's Hear From Sen Russ Feingold on Why He Voted For John Roberts..


"He told the committee, "Judge Roberts's impeccable legal credentials, his reputation and record as a fair-minded person, and his commitment to modesty and respect for precedent have persuaded me that he will not bring an ideological agenda to the position of Chief Justice of the United States and that he should be confirmed."

And, why Senator Ted Kennedy didn't..

"In explaining his decision to vote against Roberts, Kennedy specifically mentioned Feingold's pointed questioning of Roberts.

Recalling the discussion of the Roberts's efforts to block the strengthening of the Voting Rights Act when the nominee served in Ronald Reagan's administration, the Massachusetts senator noted that, "Both Senator Feingold and I tried to find out whether he came to agree with the strengthened Voting Rights Act after President Reagan signed it into law. Even when Senator Feingold asked whether Judge Roberts would acknowledge today that he had been wrong to oppose (limits on the ability of minorities to seek protection under the Voting Rights Act), he refused to give a yes-or-no answer."


And from then Senator Barack Obama..


"I was impressed with that statement because I view the law in much the same way. The problem I had is that when I examined Judge Roberts' record and history of public service, it is my personal estimation that he has far more often used his formidable skills on behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak. In his work in the White House and the Solicitor General's Office, he seemed to have consistently sided with those who were dismissive of efforts to eradicate the remnants of racial discrimination in our political process. In these same positions, he seemed dismissive of the concerns that it is harder to make it in this world and in this economy when you are a woman rather than a man.

I want to take Judge Roberts at his word that he doesn't like bullies and he sees the law and the court as a means of evening the playing field between the strong and the weak. But given the gravity of the position to which he will undoubtedly ascend and the gravity of the decisions in which he will undoubtedly participate during his tenure on the court, I ultimately have to give more weight to his deeds and the overarching political philosophy that he appears to have shared with those in power than to the assuring words that he provided me in our meeting."


Thanks Skinner.. so much attempt to deflect from the difference between a gop and a Dem President and the reality of what kind of person a Dem President nominates for SCOTUS and what kind a Republican President does. I thought I would bring some quotes from Dem Senators on why they did or didn't vote for Bush's nominee, John Roberts.. for an example of why it's vitally important who the President is .. as to whom these Senators will be voting for..

I do know he's a BIG Freakin' Hypocrite..


Bing-GO! Yeah, I wonder why Skinner felt the need to state the Obvious on THE

Democratic Underground Board? Hmmm

thanks blm The "no difference trolls" are full of ignorant bullpucky.

The President's Speech on ACA in the Rose Garden today~ March 31, 2014~ Pics, too..

An encapsulated history leading up to 7 Million Enrolled..



Pres Obama and VP Biden have each others' backs as well as ours..

They've earned those pats!


President Obama receives an update on Affordable Care Act in the Oval Office, April 1, 2014. With the President, from left, are: Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor; Tara McGuinness, Senior Communications Advisor; Marlon Marshall, Principal Deputy Director of Public Engagement; Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy; Kristie Canegallo, Advisor to Chief of Staff; and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett (Photo by Pete Souza)

[font color=blue]Just Getting Started~[/font]

No, they're not.. sorry, you're misinformed. actually I'm glad you're wrong..

House Democrats File Petition To Force Immigration Vote

House Democrats gather at the Capitol to introduce a procedural move that would force a House vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

With only 199 House Democratic members, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) knew before, during, and after a Democratic leadership-led press conference on the steps of the Capitol that a procedural motion aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform would fail to garner the required 218 signatures needed to send an immigration bill to the House floor without first being passed out of committee. That discharge petition requires a bipartisan miracle and House Republicans have been unwilling to budge. But the Democrat-led effort is intended to call out Republicans who have called immigration the “800-pound gorilla,” but have done little to come up with a solution.

At the conference, several Democratic leaders and celebrity America Ferrera expressed their hope that the “Demand A Vote” discharge petition for the House Democrat-introduced comprehensive immigration bill would successfully make House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) allow a vote on immigration reform. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) said, “one person should not stand in the way of the will of the country.” Separately, during general speeches on the House floor, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) said, “we have created a dysfunctional immigration system that does not meet our needs” while Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) touted the benefits of immigration reform, saying that the bill would “supercharge the economy of our great nation.”


House Democrats Arrested In Immigration Reform Protest

"The protest came after more than 160 rallies for immigration reform were held across the country on Saturday, and slightly less than a week after House Democrats introduced their own immigration bill based on two pieces of bipartisan legislation: one from the Senate and one approved by the House Homeland Security Committee.

But the action also came during a government shutdown and a brewing fight over raising the debt limit -- and after months of House Republican leadership firmly stating that they will not hold a vote on the Senate immigration bill or anything else that a majority of GOP members oppose."


Members of congress calling for comprehensive immigration reform stand in unison before they were detained by police in front of the U.S. Capital Building in Washington on Oct. 8, 2013.


Yes We Called It! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

I see a post is hidden that got a little carried away with the knee jerk Obama hate..

There's too much good news coming with Obama now.. they need something to whine about and bring out their stupid ass "used car salesman" shit.. brought to them by the great derper.

Yeah, those who tried to REPEAL it 50 Times Wasting Tax Payers' MONEY and those

who are pissed it's not single payer Right freaking now.. so it's no good. They will not be pleased its only getting stronger and on it's way.

Baby steps.. first baby has to crawl>>>> then walk>>>> before he or she can run.

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