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Diplomacy Wins. Thanks, President Obama

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No truer words were ever spoken


151 Responses to “Diplomacy Wins. Thanks, President Obama”


  1. January 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is such a Tremendous Happening….tremendous!!

  2. 8 arapaho415
    January 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    GA TODville.

    John Kerry just said we’ll be hearing from PBO soon.
    🙂

  3. January 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

  4. January 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  5. 12 Nerdy Wonka
    January 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  6. 19 arapaho415
    January 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Posted this morning, when I was in “comment and go” mode (and thought “A day to remember” referred to #ImplementationDay and the freed Americans).

    From yesterday, John Kerry’s schedule this week will leave your head spinning…

  7. 20 MightyPamela
    January 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    ❤ Oh, happy day!❤ Keep the Light flowing, all around you, all around others, all around PBO, SOS Kerry, PM Zarif, they will feel it. They will.❤

  8. 21 ouapiti
    January 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Fabulous news. Amazing how we can lead through diplomacy, isn’t it? Always proud of our President and Sec. Kerry. Go!

  9. 22 Vicki
    January 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I just canceled my evening plans.
    Do not want to miss President Obama’s comments tonight. What a day this has been!

  10. January 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  11. 25 desertflower
    January 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  12. January 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

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  14. January 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  15. 32 globalcitizenlinda
    January 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm

  16. January 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    If the media could not use GOP talking points…they would not know what questions to ask…..what does that say about the state of journalism

  17. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    January 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  18. 38 vcprezofan2
    January 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  19. 43 globalcitizenlinda
    January 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

  20. 44 arapaho415
    January 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    GOP candidates can continue to blow hot air, but they’re gonna be trampled by American companies eager to do business in Iran.😉

  21. January 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    • January 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Obama has made us weak, well if we had listen to the Republicans we would had bomb Iran and started another war possible. So now do the American people want another war or successful diplomacy?

  22. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    January 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  23. January 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    For any supporter of President Obama this should seal their vote in the primary:

    • 56 Don
      January 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Motherfucker please, whatever.

    • 57 arapaho415
      January 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Dang, he’s turning into Nader 2.0 — if Bernie hands the presidency to GOP I will never forgive him.

      I think it was Cruz this week who was crowing that 4-5 SCOTUS appointments will be made by President 45.

    • 58 99ts
      January 16, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      The headline is very misleading – there is NO media that doesn’t support the GOP and its anti the president theme

    • 59 nathkatun7
      January 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Well then, I am not voting for Bernie Sanders because I want a Democrat who wants to continue PRESIDENT Obama’s legacy.

      • 60 Obama Grandmama
        January 16, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        My choice is also dependent on who might best continue PBO’s policies. That is why I was liking Martin best, but no chance there so probably Hilary although I still think she goes for whatever policy will get her the best poll count.

    • 61 nospin
      January 17, 2016 at 7:12 am

      why? POTUS or VPOTUS isn’t running. Not much left in terms of an option

  24. 62 Don
    January 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    First it was the Cuba markets, and now its the Iranian markets. President Obama should be named “Business person of the year.”

  25. January 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    • 66 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      INDEED…..I AM SO PROUD OF JOHN KERRY AND ALLOF HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS ALONG WITH ALL TEAM MEMBERS WHO HAVE WORKED TOWARD THIS GOAL…SO PROUD OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HOPE TO SEE HIM SOON…PUTTING THE NAYSAYERS ON IGNORE AND WILL FILE THEM WITH A LUMPY BOX OF CAT LITTER…WHICH IS STILL TOO GOOD FOR THEM!

    • 67 Dudette
      January 16, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Outstanding tweet! Bravo!

  26. 68 susanne
    January 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    What a week!! Aloha TOD and a big thank you to all of you, for your excellent reports this week. From the SOTU to the Iran hostage release, our president has just kept the momentum revving, with hardly a breath between powerful announcements. As usual, by the time I get here, the news is made, and all I can do is applaud, smile, and praise❤

    Here is a link I've posted before, regarding the flower lei worn by MLK and his close associates. Just a reminder of the world-wide scope and vision of this great leader. http://www.allhawaiinews.com/2012/01/why-did-rev-martin-luther-king-jr-wear.html

  27. January 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    • 70 Linda
      January 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      awww….. Joe haz a sad. boo hoo hoo

      • 71 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        January 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm

        JUST REMEMBER…JOE IS THE SAME FOOL WHO SUPPORTED GEORGE W…..GOES TO SHOW WHERE THE INTELLIGENCE IS LOCATED! IF REPUBLICANS TAKE OVER THIS COUNTRY THEY WILL BLOW IT UP BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO DARNED STUPID TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DIPLOMACY…!! THIS MEANS TRUMP WILL HAVE TO ORDER NEW HAIR!

    • 72 0388jojothecat
      January 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      St. Ronnie did it when he told them to release hostages and we’ll give you weapons to use against us.

      • January 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        Yep…but we weren’t scared then. But then again, they kinda kept that to themselves, didn’t they.

        • 74 nathkatun7
          January 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

          Go ahead and speak TRUTH, Michael Cohen! I am so sick of these right wing hypocrites who worship Ronald Reagan and despise President Obama. Thanks Swbluega for sharing this spot-on tweet!

    • January 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      The truth is Joe Scarborough and these Republicans don’t want to admit that President Obama is a success. It kills them to say something positive so they are coming up with negative things. Pitiful hateful Republicans. This President is a success and it kills you.

      • January 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm

        To them, it must be a weakness to admit that you’re wrong or that you made a mistake. Instead, they just double down and ignore the reality that is staring them in the face.

    • 77 smoothscotch
      January 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      hmm, wasn’t he a previous congressman? what a juvenile thing to say.

      • January 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm

        I’m assuming this was a bit of sarcasm aimed at the #IranDeal detractors…they’re crying the sky is falling because of the sanctions being lifted but seem to have inconveniently lost their memory regarding the Iran Contra Scandal.

      • 79 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        January 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        JOE IS JEALOUS MY DEAR…HE IS ENVIOUS OF THIS PRESIDENT….LIKE SO MANY OF THESE OTHER REPUGNANT FOOLS!

    • 80 99ts
      January 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Got the grand total of 45 retweets – and the replies are epic. BWD says it all.

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  30. 83 No Child Left Behind
    January 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Good evening TODVille.

    This lame duck President makes things happen even on long weekends!

  31. January 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    HillaryCinton wants to take a lil credit for the Iran Nuclear Deal…So Be It…but it is POTUS Foreign Policy…wonder if she would be crowing if it had failed

  32. 100 JER
    January 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  33. 101 JER
    January 16, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  34. 102 criquet
    January 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  35. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    January 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Great news. Great Obama Day! #ObamaValues

    C U later.

  36. January 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    These men try to intimidate the women…shame

    • 107 4morefor44
      January 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      if i was ever at an event like that i’d loudly proclaim those are clearly NOT “good guys with guns,” and that I feel unsafe and call police and/or physically remove them. just standing my ground against bad people after all.

    • 108 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      I WOULD HAVE ASKED THOSE BOYS WHY THEY WERE SO AFRAID OF THE WOMEN THEY FELT THEY HAD TO ARM THEMSELVES!

    • 109 99ts
      January 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Only way such men want every woman – at gunpoint. Would call them animals – but would have to apologize to the animals

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  39. 113 desertflower
    January 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2016/01/president-obama-is-singing-song-in-our.html

    It’s happened again…like so many times during the Obama era. Just when I get down about where things seem to be going in this country, we learn about the work President Obama and Secretary Kerry have been doing to negotiate the release of prisoners in Iran (check out that link for some fascinating details).

    This kind of thing has happened so often that when I get discouraged, I actually hear a little voice inside my head saying, “hold on…something good is going to happen soon to reignite your hope.” That is President Obama’s legacy at work in my brain.

  40. 114 criquet
    January 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm

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  42. January 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    So that piece of crap Donald Trump said that he is glad the prisoners are free, but they should not have been held captive for so so long. Trump need to shut his racists big mouth.

    • 118 Obama Grandmama
      January 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Goes to show Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP have the wrong temperment to be President. They do not have the patience or understanding necessary to use diplomacy over hot headed reactive physical warlike responses. Remember when BHO was campaigning against HRC saying he was right for the job as he had the necessary temperment for the presidency? Proven!

  43. 121 desertflower
    January 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm

  44. 122 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Is our President due to make a statement this evening? I thought I had heard something aobut it earlier.

  45. January 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  46. 125 Vicki
    January 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I am going totally off topic now.
    Some time ago we learned that PBO’s favorite TV show this year was The Knick. I said I’d taped it and when I’ve seen it i would comment.
    So, here goes.
    My guess is that the President loved this show because it celebrates Science. Science as an expression of human curiosity and creativity.

    It is set in NYC back around 1920 in a hospital, the Knickerbocker, which gives the show its name. Medicine was pretty primitive then.
    But people are always the same.
    So you have the very rich manipulating everything,, entirely corrupt, and still coming out on top. (boooo)
    Racism is confronted head-on when a highly talented black surgeon arrives. ( Happy ending on this thread. yay)

    The hero Clive Owen is a drug addict and wildly talented and creative surgeon. pretty much invents the spinal block still used for easing childbirth. I won’t give away the ending.

    For me— definitely not my favorite show. not even close. Way too rough and real and grim and gross.

    But, i think i get why POTUS admires it. maybe.

  47. 126 4morefor44
    January 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    president obama and john kerry are easily in the top tier of people to hold their jobs. wow!!

  48. 127 99ts
    January 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Hahahaha

    Just before I went to bed Knoller was tweeting that the President had nothing planned for the weekend – guarantees a big announcement

    And the dimwits blame the President for the deadlock in congress – so obvious who refuses to negotiate and it sure isn’t the President.

    Also, John Kerry deserves accolades for the work he does – I remember thinking since forever Sec of State is next to the hardest job on the planet. Every CEO who accepts their millions should study Sec Kerry to see what it is like to earn your pay.

  49. 128 donna dem 4 obama
    January 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    So the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Have I seen the slogan on these signs before? Let me think…….

    Check out Sanders profile page😯

    https://twitter.com/BernieSanders

  50. January 16, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  51. 132 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    JUST CHECKING IN….HOPING TO SEE PBO PEEKING AROUND THE CORNER! I HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT GLUED TO THE FLATSCREEN..WAITING…TAPPING FEET…FIDGETING…WATCHING….ANY NEWS? IS HE COMING OUT????….JUST NOSEY HERE!

  52. 133 amk for obama
    January 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    yup, don’t give a shite about the thugs & msm minions, what the prisoners (yes, not ‘hostages’) did or did not say etc.

    • 134 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      IT’S A BLESSED MOMENT IN HISTORY………………….TOO MANY IN THIS COUNTRY NO LONGER FEEL COMPASSION AND IT CERTAINLY SHOWS.

  53. 135 amk for obama
    January 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    LOL. Best smackdown of ted crud and god botherers.

  54. 138 desertflower
    January 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    My Brother’s Keeper….

  55. 141 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I DOUBT PBO WILL COME OUT UNTIL ALL IS ‘CLEAR’…SO I AM GOING TO GO AND GET COMFORTABLE AND WAIT AND WATCH AND FIDGET!…<3

  56. 142 Dudette
    January 16, 2016 at 7:14 pm

  57. 143 amk for obama
    January 16, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    has nut n yahoo gone around the bend yet?

  58. 145 99ts
    January 16, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    When I look at what PBO has done on the International scene, I think every American should be crying at how the GOP and the media has fought anything he has tried to do internally.. This man is an unbelievable negotiator – the GOP is the idiot who blocks the ears and says nononnono. It really was all about making PBO a one term President and all it did was harm the people they are elected to serve.

  59. 147 99ts
    January 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Just read that the President has agreed to help the Gov of Michigan in Flint – wonder if the fool will deign to say thank you.

  60. 150 globalcitizenlinda
    January 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    don’t forget that PBO also led to the opening of Burma to the world – diplomacy working and creating new friends and economic opportunities for people in the host countries

  61. January 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm


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