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  1. 4 MightyPamela
    February 1, 2016 at 10:47 am

  2. 6 jackiegrumbacher
    February 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations Don. Just love that photo of Pete Souza and PBO. Lots of affection there.

    • 7 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      THEY ARE GOING TO MISS EACH OTHER TERRIBLY…………………..THAT’S WHY PBO HAS TO STAY SO HE DOESN’T CAUSE ANY HEARTBREAK! WELL DONE SUE…THANK YOU!

  3. 9 JER
    February 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

  4. 10 arapaho415
    February 1, 2016 at 10:51 am

    GM TODville.

    Anyone here in Des Moines who wants to pick up some quick cash today?

    $25/hour, not bad.

  5. 13 Don
    February 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

    One of these days I’m going to leave work in the middle of the day and go to popeyes and take some chicken home and eat it in bed and watch Law&Order. I absolutely hate Mondays and its one of those days. People expect their emergency to become my emergency.

  6. 18 donna dem 4 obama
    February 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Good morning TOD

    As we welcome February into this New Year I want to update you all who are interested in the TOD meetup this June.

    Tentatively we are doing a White House visit on June 17, 2016. I am working with my contact to try and get all of us on the tour at the same time. I hope to have confirmation this week. Also, I plan to coordinate visits to some of our world renowned museums and monuments and possibly a show and dinner while you are here in DC that weekend.

    Needless to say I am not a travel agent but I can assist you with the best areas for your hotel stay while here.

    We’ve been discussing this for some time so those of you who are seriously contemplating this trip I need you to contact me via my TOD email address to let me know that you will be attending. I need to give my contact an estimate of how many people will be attending.

    My contact is a former Secret Service agent and I can vouch for him. You will have to submit personal/private information to the White House for clearance in order to attend. I will NOT be privy to this information. I will have NO involvement in your clearance.

    Please let me know via a response to this comment and /or by email to donnadem4obama@gmail.com. If you contact me via email let me know your screen name.

    p.s. Now that the primary season is here you will see less of me because I am volunteering on Anthony Brown’s congressional campaign so catch me when you can.😉

    Thanks and I hope to see you here in June.

    Donna

  7. 46 amk for obama
    February 1, 2016 at 11:21 am

    ok, see ya all in am.

  8. February 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    Yes, we’ve seen too much dog-whistling and not just from Trump or Republicans, but also from Sanders and Clinton. https://twitter.com/sherifffruitfly/status/693884204849889281

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    1. Here’s why the “Bernie Bro” thing is key for me, one who does not support Clinton. These dudebros were a problem before Bernie’s Campaign

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    2. By “Dudebros” I don’t suggest that all are male, or that all are white, but it’s nonetheless an easily recognizable term….

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    3. I’m referring to a certain type of “activist” who cares more about being “right” and “pure” than about winning. They harm all they touch

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    4. I would actually enjoy seeing Sanders win Iowa – I want a protracted primary – but I believe the Bernie Bros have made that less likely..

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    5. The “Netroots” used to be an interesting motor for progress. Then the dudebros took over and its a cesspool…

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    6. The Sina Qua Non of a successful progressive movement is that it must be multi-racial in the US. That’s simple demographics…

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    7. But when white activists go around harassing Black Lives Matter, Michele Obama, Ta-nehisi Coates et al they force us to shun them…

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    8. This is why from the start I have said that both Sanders and Clinton campaigns must train their troops, a la Camp Obama….

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    9. People who have been trained don’t go around insulting natural allies. They persuade, not berate, and learn skills to do it…

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    10. So, dudebros, BernieBros, whatever name I use, you’re never going to get a free ride here. You are harming all you claim to support.

    AlGiordano @AlGiordano
    11. And if you don’t want to be identified as such you have two choices: A. Go get training or B. Return to hiding under white sheets.

    • 48 Don
      February 1, 2016 at 11:53 am

      There is no amount of training for the “Dudebros” and “Berniebros” to take that will make them not think that they know what’s best for you. Both Hillary and Bernie’s people have so alienated the Obama coalition.

      • 49 nospin
        February 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm

        “Both Hillary and Bernie’s people have so alienated the Obama coalition.”

        Say it again Don because I am sure there are still some who did not hear you.

      • February 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

        I’ve just been in a conversation on twitter with a Sanders supporter (Male). He was talking about Hillary being ‘establishment’, i pointed out that she’s running for a position that no female has ever held and that Sanders is an older white man running for a position that older white men have always held, so who’s the establishment? (I tried to keep my tone civil). The reply was ‘Gender doesn’t matter”. I pointed out the gender does matter if you’re a female running for president. I got “You’re naive if you think gender matters” and I told him he was naive if he thought that it doesn’t. He riposted “Identity politics don’t matter in presidential elections; the issue matter”. I said, “You’re naive if you think they don’t”. I don’t know why I kept going; he just got under my skin. So, my identity doesn’t matter and I’m not allowed to make my decision based on what matters to me as a woman (or person of color, or whatever), because, I was told, All those issues are really “ECONOMIC ISSUES”. Soooooo fed up. But I don’t think this is just these berniebros going off on their own. I think this is Sanders whole attitude. It doesn’t matter what YOU think your issues are because he KNOWS it’s all about income inequality.

        • 51 MadameSoph
          February 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm

          Good observation, Maryl1, the denial that gender or color affect elections or justice or economics represents such tunnel vision. Sanders has this same viewpoint of the world and it really is confined to a very limited life experience. Sanders attracts people who see the world in this limited way because he sees the world this way.

  9. 52 Judith Fardig
    February 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Thanks to Rikyrah for posting Al Giordano’s tweet stream. OFA taught us to Respect Empower Include WIN! Spurning these lessons is a recipe for brutal loss.

    • 53 catrst
      February 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      I have thought about this many times. It seems as if Hillary Clinton’s campaign has had the discipline and the quiet strength of the OFA model. Sanders said something about OFA should not have been disbanded by the President and I thought once again, Obama volunteers, staff and appointees work their tail off in unassuming ways making headway even through obstruction all these years and people like Sanders don’t even know about it. I can’t say how many times I’ve commented over the years that all this work is going on only to be dismissed by the cynical left.

      • 54 sjterrid
        February 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        That’s because I think Clinton has a lot of people that were involved in Obama’s campaign running thing. I know that two of my OFA Team leaders are involved in her South Jersey campaign.

    • 55 GGail
      February 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Yup Judith, so true! Even when making phone bank calls – always be respectful.

  10. 56 Linda
    February 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Both of these are headlines at TPB….

    Poll: Sanders Maintains Slight Edge In Iowa

    Clinton Has 8-Point Lead In New Iowa Poll

    Ha !

  11. 57 57andfemale
    February 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    • 58 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 1, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      BERNIE SANDERS CAN CRACK SOME GOOD ONES…BUT HE’S VARNISHED!…STICK HIM TO HIS MAILBOX AND PASS ON BY. NOONE IS GOING TO MEASURE UP TO PBO..PERIOD!

      • 59 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        February 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

        I’LL BE VOTING FOR HILLARY BUT AM GOING TO CUT THE BRIGHTNESS ON THE TV WHENEVER SHE APPEARS IN PUBLIC!

  12. 60 57andfemale
    February 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm

  13. 61 57andfemale
    February 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  14. February 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Ted Cruz says if his wife become First Lady french fries will come back. And guess what maybe Cruz will serve Flint Michigan water with the french fries. More proof that Ted Cruz don’t give a dam about anyone but Ted Cruz. All the while taking away affordable health care.

    • 64 57andfemale
      February 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Vote for Cruz: And diabetes, heart disease, obesity………..

    • 65 0388jojothecat
      February 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Freedom fries, big gulp sodas, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity for all instead of stupid smelly healthcare.

    • 66 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 1, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      TED CRUZ IS EVIL…SELFISH AND GREEDY…JUST WAIT UNTIL HE MEETS HIS MAKER…GOD MADE THE FLESH…CRUZ AND HIS CHOICES MADE THE REST!…TIME FOR A REFUND!

  15. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    February 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    😉

  16. 69 Allison
    February 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  17. 73 Allison
    February 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    • 74 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      TRUMP TRAUMA IN STORE…FOR THOSE WHO SELECT CANDIDATES FROM A DIRTY FLOOR…THEY ALWAYS RETURN AND NEVER LEARN….THEN THEY WONDER WHY THEIR PAYCHECKS BURN.

    • 75 Don
      February 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      That’s a distinction without a difference, Sanders probably preached and preached to this guy about revolution that the poor guy went all in and came out the other said a Trump fan.

      • 76 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        February 1, 2016 at 3:04 pm

        IT’S GREED..PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY AND TRUMP HAS PROMISED THEM ABUNDANCE. THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF ABUNDANCE GOD IS INTERESTED IN…AND HE IS MORE IMPORTANT…GOD’S GOT IT!

      • February 1, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        That’s it. I won’t say there’s no difference between the two, because whatever my beefs with Sanders, I’d take him over Trump in a heartbeat, but they are both appealing to angry people and promising them unicorns and rainbows.

        • 78 MadameSoph
          February 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

          What occurred to me first was the angry white guy thing. To me, that would be the only common denominator between Trump and Sander’s appeal.

          • February 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm

            They’re both talking about economic issues. A lot of the young people for Sanders are mad about student debt and the slightly older ones about the income they lost through not getting good jobs straight out of school.

  18. 80 Nena20409
    February 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Hello TOD on a Monday Partly Cloudy Day.
    Congrats, Don, Gold⭐ is yours😉
    Congrats to all the Gold⭐ winners since Friday.
    2-1-16
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest

    Noe LIVE and Already in Progress

  19. February 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  20. 83 Nena20409
    February 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    • 85 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      PEOPLE OPERATE AT A VARIETY OF LEVELS…HOWEVER THERE ARE SOME WHO LITERALLY LIVE IN THEIR RECLINERS AND COMPLAIN WHEN ASKED TO HELP………………..FOR THEM..THERE IS NO EXCUSE!

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      February 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Well done. Reminds me a little of Maya Angelou’s (which I’ve shared with my older granddaughters, many times):

      “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

  21. 89 Nena20409
    February 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

  22. 90 donna dem 4 obama
    February 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    hahahahaha

  23. 95 JER
    February 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    LIVE NOW: WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan Holds News Conference on Zika Virus – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=2

  24. February 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    • 97 Linda
      February 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      but…but….. The Iowa Caucus is today. No time in America to report this kind of news….

      Look… over there……..Is that Trump’s hair ?

  25. 98 Allison
    February 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    • 99 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      THESE ARE GOD’S ANGELS…I HAVE A WOMAN AT CHURCH LIKE THAT…THEY HAVE HAD AS MANY AS 14 FOSTER CHILDREN AT ONE TIME AND EACH HAS SPECIAL NEEDS…SOME IN WHEELCHAIRS…SOME BEDRIDDEN…ALL COLORS…ALL TYPES NEEDING LOVE. ONE WAS RAISED IN A CAGE BY HIS ABUSIVE PARENTS…THEY ANSWER TO GOD’S CALLING AND ARE FOREVER SEALED IN HIS GRACE!

  26. February 1, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Did anyone see this??

  27. February 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

  28. February 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    uh huh

    uh huh

    ………….

    #OscarsSoWhite: Why Black Films Have to Be About MLK and White Movies Can Be About a Mop Inventor

    by Marc Bernardin 1/28/2016 9:55am PST
    Where is the black ‘Revenant’? Or the Latino ‘The Kids Are All Right’? Or the Asian ‘Black Swan’? THR’s Marc Bernardin wonders why those movies don’t get made.

    The fact that, for the second year in a row, there are no actors of color nominated for Oscars in the acting categories has triggered a tanker-full of Internet think pieces because that’s what the Internet does. There have been calls for a boycott. There have been suggestions that Chris Rock should recuse himself from hosting the ceremony Feb. 28, although he doesn’t plan to do so. And it has led to changes at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences designed to diversify its membership, which is 93 percent white and 76 percent male.

    But those responses address the symptoms and not the disease — it’s like prescribing skin cream for red blotches instead of dealing with the underlying condition. The real root cause behind the all-white acting nominations is that no one is making black Oscar bait.

    • 112 Don
      February 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Yep, we always have to be about the “struggle,” we never get a chance to make movies about dumb shit or movies about casual everyday shit that doesn’t have a meaning. We are never shown in different shades or degrees, we’re either militant or we’re trying to help someone reach their higher self at our own expense. From “Bagger Vance” to some movie about some black maid helping some young minor (usual white female) overcome obstacles. All the years I’ve watched Law&Order I’ve never saw an episode that had a black teenager that didn’t talk slang, its always “yo” or “moms” or some other street wise shit that black kids only seem to know. Our complexity is never examined, it is as though we are two dimensional lacking any sort of depth.

  29. February 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  30. 119 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Exactly where I will not be found tonight!

  31. 129 yardarm756
    February 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    The way it should be.

  32. 133 Nena20409
    February 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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  34. February 1, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    This is not going to end well….

  35. 137 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    TRUMP ON TV RIGHT NOW…HE CONSTANTLY WANTS TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE PBO NEVER DOES AYTHING FOR THE VETERANS!…WHAT A SICK NATION WE HAVE…GOTTA GO…WORK TO FINISH!

  36. 138 donna dem 4 obama
    February 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    My son casually mentioned last night at Sunday dinner that when the lottery jackpot was at 800 million (before it got to 1 billion) that he and 25 of his co-workers had won $50,000.00. They apparently had 4 of the numbers and the powerball. I was like, you’re just telling me this now? He say, well after taxes and splitting their winnings they each ONLY got about $1500.00. I was like I’ll take $1500.00 on a $10.00 bet any day!!!

    Kids!!!😯

  37. 142 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm

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  39. 144 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Here we go again! It’s like flies and honey.

  40. 145 JER
    February 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm

  41. February 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  42. 147 4morefor44
    February 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    bernie’s in for a “rocky road” tonight i’m thinking…


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