• AdLib : I hope that’s kind of a good thing? Very glad to have you here!

  • Fergie1 : Will do Ad! I’m now getting nothing done on Saturday afternoons thanks to these great chats on POV! :) .

  • AdLib : Night Fergie! You take care too and have a great day!

  • Fergie1 : Ad and Murph, Good Night good chaps! Thanks for the chat. See you all soon. And please take good care.

  • AdLib : Well, looks like it’s about that time, to wrap up this edition of Vox Populi. Thanks to all for another fun and fascinating live chat! Have a great weekend all, hope to see you here during it for the Weekend Music Thread and The Sunday Funnies on The Planet! Night!

  • AdLib : Sleep well Murph! Hope you’re feeling at least a tad better!

  • AdLib : Murph, right, that’s why I say that even if the District Court of Appeals is a dead end, this will continue thanks to the DoJ to the SCOTUS and in light of their declaration that racism was dead in the South, this would be hard to not strike down.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Well I am at the end of my tether. So adieu!

  • AdLib : Murph – That’s it! That’s what the Dems need to do in 2014 IMO. Will Debbie Wasserman Schultz use that strategy? I don’t know, it’s bold and confident but that’s the way to win or lose.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad- is the DOJ appealing the NC ruling.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad Lib….Deans 50 state strategy

  • AdLib : Murph – Absolutely, the NC laws go way too far and even the Roberts Court wouldn’t be able to leave them in place. They will be struck down and NC can and hopefully will be put back under pre-clearance jurisdiction.

  • AdLib : Fergie, I’ve been saying that the Dems really need to nationalize 2014 and that will help bring out more of the national numbers of voters we get in Presidential years. Also, the Dems could trump the Koch Cash and Grab by saying, “Here are all the things we promise to do if Dems control COngress.” And all Repubs can do is say, “No!”.

  • Fergie1 : BRB to those still here.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad…how do you see the DOJ overturning the voter laws. In NC the district courts have ruled they stand beyond2014

  • Fergie1 : Ad, you nailed it with the operative words : “no affirmative reason to vote Repub”. Agree 1000%! They have offered nothing. Obama, even in his SOTU address asked them if they had anything better ot offer. Silence ensued. As you said the Dems need to kick this out of the ball park and knock it loud, often and then louder! Use the crescendo plan!

  • AdLib : Murph – I really do think you’re right and the Repubs are clueless as to how alienated the women’s vote is from them…and what an impact that will make in these close races. Add in the minority vote and the youth vote and the likelihood that the DoJ is going to get these Voter ID laws overturned…the Repubs don’t have the advantage they think they do. And though Wendy Davis isn’t likely to win, she will be accelerating the movement of women and moderates away from the GOP in TX.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad…she and Grimes are speaking a stark truth to women in both states with real impact. Remember the old film, The Inn of the 6th Happiness? Bergman is appointed foot inspector with the job of getting women not to bind their girl babies feet. All she had to do was convince one woman….she did, a grandmother for whom the unbinding would be very painful, and with that sacrifice, the damn broke…..I think that women are beginning to arise in states Red, Redder and Reddest.

  • AdLib : Fergie – That’s my point, the Repubs can only run against Obama and policies and laws he supports. There is no affirmative reason to vote Repub and Dems should really hammer on that.

  • Fergie1 : Night Sabreen. Might see you tomorrow. Take care.

  • AdLib : What argument do Repubs really have anyway? Turning the poor, unemployed and Latinos into Soylent Green? Is that really a winner?

  • Fergie1 : At the risk of playing a broken record, at this point I think we should be concentrating on the Mid terms. The GOP is going to jump all over the Affordable Care Act and spinning what the CBO has come out with. MID TERMS folks!

  • AdLib : Night Sabreen! Have a great weekend!

  • Beatlex : Night Sabreen60!

  • AdLib : Murph and Sabreen – Indeed, GOTV in GA could have an amazing impact.

  • Sabreen60 : Well folks, I’ve gotta run. Take care and I look forward to the Music Thread.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Sab – right you are and that is where a lot of good Democratic Money needs to go…a Nunn win would have great impact in many ways.

  • AdLib : Murph – I wouldn’t say Nunn’s a likely winner but especially after Georgians have seen how Bagger Governors are a disaster when it comes to disasters, she may have a stronger case to make. And there are Repub voters who liked her dad.

  • Sabreen60 : Murph, I forgot how many thousands of unregistered black, Asian and Latino voters are in GA. It was a lot.

  • Beatlex : Boehner is Howdy Doody with a stick up his azz being manipulated by the T’S.He is useless

  • AdLib : Murph – Unfortunately, that is the minority of the nation that appears to be a majority of your state…Fox News Believers. They will vote against their own interests but do so deluding themselves that they’ll be able to keep their Medicaid expansion even though if Repubs won complete power, they would cut it out from under them. Not too much you can do when it comes to those living in a deluded reality.

  • Fergie1 : Good Night CL. Enjoy the weekend in Sacto!

  • Sabreen60 : AdLib, You nailed it. The audacity is stunning. When has Boehner done anything he said he would do. He changes more than Romney – if that’s possible.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Nunn needs a mega black vote with the liberals of Atlanta and the five Hispanic pockets all going our way.

  • choicelady : Good night, AdLib – you too!

  • AdLib : Night CL! Sleep well!

  • AdLib : Sabreen – Boehner was so transparent, only those who believe what they hear on Fox News would believe him. Boehner WANTS immigration reform as an accomplishment for him as Speaker and for Repubs to crow about but the Baggers won’t let it happen. So, once again, he offers a lame “It’s Obama’s fault! We don’t trust him, you know, us Republicans who blackmailed the nation? Yeah, we don’t think he can be trusted to do the right thing for Americans.” What rational person would believe such CYA BS?

  • choicelady : Murph – good night dear heart. Be well and stay warm!

  • Beatlex : Thx CL!

  • choicelady : Sabreen – I hope to see you, too.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Good night Choice…you are a treasure…..Hap py Valentino Day

  • choicelady : Beatlex – whatever is going on in your life, I hope it sorts itself out. Be well!

  • Sabreen60 : CL, Good night! I hope to see you somewhere this week. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, also.

  • Beatlex : Take care choicelady! get some rest

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad Lib…I was at a meeting of folks pushing for Medicaid expansion…mixe d crowd…..but the GOP types, the majority were clear….”Medic aid Expansion is a good idea…..BUT NO OBAMACARE” They are Koch Crowds.

  • choicelady : Murph – just saw your revolution message and TOTALLY agree!

  • choicelady : AdLib and everyone – I have had a very long day. We are having a review Tuesday on our health care grant, and I had to clean the office – scrubbing, vacuuming, etc. along with my regular work. I’m whipped! If we didn’t let it get so messy, this wouldn’t happen. That said, I’m needing to hit the hay, so good night everyone. Pick our next Dem candidate, and I will jump on it soon. Be well – and Happy Valentine’s Day to all. I won’t be here next week, so have a lovely day with all those whom you love.

  • AdLib : Murph – Right with you, I think at least one of Pryor or Begich can win and Hagan could hold on…and don’t count Michelle Nunn out in GA.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Fergie- I met him when his candidacy was only a “favorite son” wannabe’s….th us Fired Up and Ready to Go and Hope and Change were born.

  • Beatlex : AdLib,I hope so too.But sh++ keeps happening out of my contol

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Choice the plutocratic libertarianism of the Kochs and their fellow travelers is the stuff that nightmares and revolutions are made from.

  • AdLib : Beatlex – Hope all is well now!

  • choicelady : Sabreen – Boehner’s comment is SO ABSURD there is almost no reply!

  • AdLib : Murph – The Kochs are drowning voters in many states in their lies and propaganda but first of all, it’s debatable how advertising before Summer really pays off. Even with all the Christie stuff wall to wall in the media, many people across the US just aren’t paying attention. And as long as the Dems come out strong starting in the Summer with what their controlling Congress means to Americans, I think they’ll be able to combat the Koch’s fortune well.

  • choicelady : Fergie – I agree, and since I come from Chicago (Buffalo was later) I know the areas where he worked and what he did. He’s amazing.

  • Sabreen60 : Back for a few. I was just thinking how Boehner said on national TV that he can’t trust Prez Obama. That man makes me want to do not-so-nice things to him.