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A Presidential Valentine’s Day Message


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  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    You are the President
    And I am your Boo

  2. 7 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!!!!

    Thanks Nerdy for posting this lovely video🙂

  3. 9 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Isn’t it time yellow and pink roses get their time in the spotlight? This monopoly by red roses has gone on long enough, I say!

    • 10 donna dem 4 obama
      February 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Well since it’s valentine’s weekend red would have to get the spotlight.(Love)

      Pink signifies gratitude

      Yellow symbolizes friendship.

      And it’s harder to rhyme with those colors so there’s that😉

      • 11 vcprezofan2
        February 12, 2016 at 7:38 pm

        You are waaaay ahead of me there, Donna; never gave a thought to the significance of pink and yellow roses. Of course, now that I’m reminded, could I please have all three types in *my* Valentine bouquet? Thanks.😉 🙂 🙂

  4. February 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Oh so sweet! Thank you Nerdy….

  5. 13 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Email from David Axelrod: Warm Memories of a Chilly Day [FEBRUARY 12, 2016 AT 3:43 PM ET BY MELANIE GARUNAY]

    {David Axelrod sent the below message to the White House email list, reflecting on President Obama’s return visit to Springfield this week.}

    The last time I stood in the plaza outside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, I lost the feeling in my toes.

    I was huddled with 17,000 others in near zero temperatures to help Barack Obama launch an improbable challenge to the prevailing politics and policies of Washington.

    Men, women, and children from around the country shivered together in the shadow of the hulking capitol where Abraham Lincoln once served. They had come, an aroused citizenry, to change the course of history, and the sheer joy and energy of that mission made the threat of frostbite a trivial concern.

    I returned to Springfield on Wednesday, not in a rented campaign van, but on Air Force One, accompanying the President of the United States on the anniversary of his audacious announcement.

    As we walked into the empty plaza, the scene came alive in my memory: A young man at the podium, his voice booming off the surrounding buildings. Thousands of supporters shaking handmade signs, roaring their approval.

    “I’d crawl to Iowa to work for this guy,” one middle-aged man told us that day, a sentiment I heard from so many others. Frigid cold be damned! They came to make history and change the country’s course. And they would.

    So much of what Obama promised nine years ago has come to pass. He has turned around an ailing economy, enacted health reform, promoted clean energy, wound down two wars, lifted up diplomacy, and so much more. But people of all political stripes also responded to his call for national unity, healing, and renewal.

    And on that score, we as a country have more work to do.

    Thanks,

    David Axelrod

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/02/12/warm-memories-chilly-day

    • 14 donna dem 4 obama
      February 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        Thank you for posting that, Donna. Anything one can say about this man and his remarkable trajectory to the presidency sound trite; it’s been said so often.Seeing him walk down that street, greet the crowds in the beginning of his campaign, is watching him walk into history. There are some people who seemed called forth to meet the needs of the moment. Abraham Lincoln was one. I believe Winston Churchill was another. President Barack Obama is certainly the man created for this moment in history.

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        can i say how much i have enjoyed being on this journey with the President. He has made me a better citizen…he has shown me that despite the obstacles in our path the progress can stilllllllll be made….

        and can i say how much richer my life has become being here in the village known as TheObamaDiary….

        loveeeee you alll….❤

    • 21 arapaho415
      February 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      GE vc.

      Loved this comment: “‘I’d crawl to Iowa to work for this guy,’ one middle-aged man told us that day, a sentiment I heard from so many others.”
      Here’s a tweet from @davidaxelrod with a different link to same message:

      • 22 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        February 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm

        I DON’T KNOW HOW THE ‘AXE’ CAN STOMACH BEING AROUND CNN AND THE CONSTANT TRUMP TRAUMA! IT’S SO STRANGE FOR ME WATCHING HIM DISCUSS OTHER CANDIDATES…WE NEED TO TURN THE CLOCK BACK TO 2008…I’LL BRIBE FLOTUS WITH A BROCOLLI PATCH!

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        February 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm

        Yea, I loved it too! /😉 It’s why I ended up sharing the entire email; didn’t want to leave that piece out. /

  6. 24 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    ❤❤❤ Have a great weekend everyone. And Happy Valentine's Day if I don't make it back to the blog before Monday.❤❤❤

  7. 25 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 12, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I LOVE WHAT ELLEN AND FLOTUS DID TO SURPRISE PBO…BETTER NOT RETURN WITHOUT FLOWERS AND CHOCOLATE…DON’T YA’ KNOW!…

  8. 26 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 12, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I SEE PBO IS EXCITED OVER THE FINDINGS RE: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES!….I SINCERELY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS WHERE ALL UNIVERSAL SECOND SOX AND PLASTICWARE LIDS HAVE CONGREGATED. THEY CAN’T BE FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE…THEY HAVE TO BE THERE!

  9. 29 purpleshoesla
    February 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    YESSSS!!! My college alma mater names its first African American as president of the college! WOOOT!! #BlackGirlMagic

  10. 41 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    PBO IS GOING TO HAVE A TOUGH TIME WITH THE EMPTY NESTING SCENARIO…IT’S A HARD TIME FOR PARENTS AND THE VERY BEST WAY TO GET THROUGH IT IS TO STAY BUSY….IT ALL PASSES SO QUICKLY. JUST LOOKING AT THOSE PIX IN SPRINGFIELD…IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY THAT THE ‘O’ DAUGHTERS WERE SO SMALL. INDEED THE ‘O’ PARENTS ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR RAISING SUCH FINE DAUGHTERS IN A FISH BOWL!,,,JOB WELL DONE!

  11. 42 arapaho415
    February 12, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Completely O/T, but how in the world can police/sheriff pensions be so high?

    Makes me wonder about other disgraced/convicted police/sheriff officers:

    • 43 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 12, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      UNFORTUNATELY SHERIFFS ARE HIGHLY OVERPAID …MANY SITTING ON THEIR PAUNCHY EGOS WHILE THE HARD WORKING,LOWER PAID BOYS ARE DOING ALL THE HARD WORK. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PAY STRUCTURE AS A WHOLE NEEDS TO BE RESTRUCTURED AND I’M NOT GOING TO REPEAT THE ACTIONS OF HIGHER UPS AT OFFICER PARTIES WHO SPEND THEIR TIME SHOVING BEER CANS DOWN GARBAGE DISPOSALS AND DISRUPTING NEIGHBORS..OOPS..DID I SAY THAT?

      • 44 SUEDUVALL SMITH
        February 12, 2016 at 8:05 pm

        GROWN MEN WITH PANTS ON BACKWARDS!………..LEADERS OF THE COMMUNITY…HOMICIDE DETECTIVES..POLICE CHIEFS AND…THIS MESSAGE…PLEASE DON’T INVITE ME AGAIN!

    • 45 GGAIL
      February 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Arapaho, and they’re asking that he only get 6 months jail time. WTH?!!!

      • 47 arapaho415
        February 13, 2016 at 12:12 am

        Exactly my thought.

        Have no idea how pensions are calculated for the brass, but so many private sector companies have replaced pensions with 401K matching contribution programs.

        Hope this sparks investigative journalism to shine a light on what’s actually going on in US police forces, which pretty much are allowed to murder people (including unarmed children), then lie and cover up — think Ferguson police chief — the frigging media took his statements as gospel, when he lied about Michael Brown — all without accountability.

        Police departments need to be accountable to independent, objective investigators and need to be trained to be less trigger happy. I still seethe when I think of James Boyd, the homeless man murdered by Albuquerque police when his infraction was “illegal camping.” This happened 4 months before Michael Brown and Lawrence O’Donnell aired the video — Boyd was surrounded by 8 or more police and not close to any of them and was killed for illegal camping.

        End of rant.

  12. February 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    • 50 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 12, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      TRUMP AND HIS ALLEGED EVANGELICALS….HE NEEDS TO READ UP ON JESUS CHRIST AND HIS ADVENTURE WITH THE MONEYCHANGERS…………….I’M AFRAID THE DONALD’S CHARACTER IS NOT REALLY AN EXAMPLE FOR ANYONE WHO TRULY LOVES THE LORD! FAR FROM IT….BUT,,,LIKE MANY IN OUR BIBLICAL HISTORY…THEY HAVE TO LEARN THE HARD WAY!

  13. February 12, 2016 at 8:13 pm

  14. 52 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A BLESSED FRIDAY NIGHT…EARLY CALL FOR ME TOMORROW…THEN OFF TO TAKE A PEEK AT MY NEW APT…I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO DOWNSIZING AND CUTTING BACK AND SPENDING SOME TIME ON THE STREETS WITH MY HOMELESS LOVED ONES…GOD WILLING…AND I HOPE PBO HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SOAK UP LOTS OF SUN AND REST SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN THE DEMANDS OF HIS SCHEDULE. I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…ADIOS EVERYONE…TOMORROW…:)

  15. February 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I so love this family. I am going to cry when the leave.

  16. February 12, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Our POTUS AND FLOTUS are the bomb….they always make me laugh!
    First Lady goes BANANAS

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  19. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    My two cents.

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      February 12, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      • 61 jacquelineoboomer
        February 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm

        Not that I technically disagree with the tweeter, but just in case it was anti-Obama and not just pro-H or pro-S, I decided to respond.

    • 62 amk for obama
      February 12, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Isn’t sanders the wall street is gonna kill us all doom and gloom candie?

      • 63 jacquelineoboomer
        February 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm

        Yeah, but I’m trying to like her better this time around, and I just want her to be herself and not what her handlers are telling her. I’m more the “it’s all about me” type, if you haven’t figured that out. So, I’ve decided to be her handler. Hey, it’s twitter. Tomorrow, I’ll be somebody else. 🙂

  20. 64 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    The North-Eastern coast, including Washington DC, is in a major deep freeze this weekend. Mother Nature is just pissed-off at the GOP & Bernie Sanders!

  21. 65 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    If he’s thinking about VD, he surely isn’t looking forward to it with this face.

  22. 70 sherijr
    February 12, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    He is such a good sport, so available and approachable. Another reason why I love him.. and this country is going to be so sorry we didn’t amend our Constitution for a 3 term POTUS.

  23. 73 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    About That Stump Speech, Bernie? Most Black Folks Haven’t Seen the Inside of a Jail

    Blacks, Latinos and criminal justice don’t always go hand in hand. We have classes and jobs and bills, too.

    BY: CHARLES D. ELLISON
    Posted: Feb. 12 2016 3:00 AM

    // ………………………………..

    The problem is his presentation during those crucial primary-winning moments when we know everyone is watching. There’s an entire half-speech in which he’ll discuss inequality, the 1 percenters and mounting student loan debt. But it’s not until he mentions jails that we finally get his nod of electoral endearment.

    So, here’s a little text lifted from Sanders’ roaring speech before a stoked (mostly white) crowd after his handy dispatch of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire: “And when we talk about transforming America, it means ending the disgrace of this country having more people in jail than any other country in the world, disproportionately African American and Latino. Not only are we going to fight to end institutional racism, and a broken criminal-justice system, we are going to provide jobs and education for our young people, not jails and incarceration.”

    And he did it a week prior, seemingly unfazed by the lead Clinton may have scraped in Iowa; same speech: “We will end the disgrace of having more people in jail than any other country. Disproportionately African American and Latino. What we are going to do is provide jobs and education for our kids not more jails and incarceration.”

    ……………………. snip ……………………………………..

    But despite routine odds and racism’s hurdles, black success is often the rule rather than the exception. It’s not confined to “firsts” or those rare moments when Hollywood is willing to release a black-history biopic. American Council on Education analyst Bryan Cook slaps back at the prison-life notion, quickly correcting the record to show the reverse and an 86 percent increase in black male college attendance since 2000. Howard University’s Ivory Toldson shut it all down with his discourse-shaking 2013 piece in The Root. Before Cook and Toldson, there was documentary filmmaker Janks Morton on the subject in his 2012 flick, Hoodwinked: We Can No Longer Doubt Our Greatness.

    So let’s do the math rather than feed the image of an entire population stuck in cell blocks. According to the 2014 census, there are a total of nearly 46 million black people in the United States. Nearly 22 million are black men, and 24 million are black women. Overall, 6 percent of working-age black men ages 18-64 are in state, local or federal jail, which translates into 1.3 million out of the 22 million. A total of 368,000 black women are in prison, making up 23 percent (still too many) of the 1.6 million women incarcerated.

    That’s about 1.7 million black people out of 46 million—or just under 4 percent of the black population that’s seen the inside of a jail.

    ……………………………… //

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2016/02/about_bernie_sanders_stump_speech_most_black_folks_haven_t_seen_the_inside.2.html

  24. 74 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  25. 75 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    GOP mega-donors frozen in frustration

    Big money stops flowing as donors question its effectiveness, worry about Trump.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/gop-megadonors-fundraising-freeze-219228#ixzz400pIRNxT

    ‘law’ of unintended consequences. eat that, roberts.

  26. 76 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  27. 77 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    The U.S. government will announce Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Cuba to restore commercial air travel between the two countries, according to a notice sent to Capitol Hill offices.

    “This arrangement establishes scheduled air service of up to 30 daily direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba, will facilitate authorized travel, enhanced traveler choices, and strengthen people-to-people links between the two countries,” according to the notice sent by the Department of Transportation to congressional offices.

    The Department later clarified that the agreement allows for up to 110 daily flights total — not 30 — between the U.S. and Cuba: 20 between the U.S. and Havana, and 10 flights to nine other Cuban airports, according to media reports.

    Airlines will apply to fly between the two countries, and DOT will select which airline will operate the service, according to the notice.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/us-cuba-commercial-flights-219211#ixzz400tLGqwi

    50 years of bs finally come to an end.

  28. 79 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    😀

  29. 81 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  30. 82 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:17 pm

  31. 98 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

  32. 99 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  33. 100 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    LOL.

  34. 101 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  35. 102 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm

  36. 105 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    President Obama’s Expanding Legacy

    // ………………………..

    Over the years, I have also tried to focus on the stories that don’t make the headlines because they happened mostly via work in existing federal departments – like the rebuilding of the Civil Rights Division at DOJ, the administrations’ work on behalf of Native Americans and efforts to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

    Today President Obama will make an announcement that demonstrates a legacy in another area that has gone almost completely unnoticed. I chose the picture above to represent this one in part because the tortoise is one of the species who will benefit and in part because I have always associated the approach of President Obama on these kinds of things with the fable about “The Tortoise and the Hare.” In other words, it’s all about the fact that “slow and steady wins the race.” Here is today’s announcement:

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..snip <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    With this announcement, President Obama has now protected more than 260 million acres of land and water, more than any other administration. And he's probably not done yet. The White House has identified two priorities this year:
    …areas that help foster resilience to climate change or are “connected to people and communities that have not been historically represented” in national parks and other federal sites.

    …………………………………… //

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2016/02/president-obamas-expanding-legacy.html

    • 106 vcprezofan2
      February 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      “I have also tried to focus on the stories that don’t make the headlines”

      I like how Smartypants always keeps her eyes, and ‘pen’, on the less acclaimed stuff PBO and his Admin do. She used to be an excellent source for what AG Holder was doing during his tenure!

  37. 110 amk for obama
    February 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    bt in near future

    • 111 vcprezofan2
      February 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      You do realize there’ll only be two 4-legged creatures, right? For CC she can have two on the couch with the dogs and the other two can share the single-seater. CC will sit by the drinks. #easy-peasy

  38. 115 Obama Grandmama
    February 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I have not read or caught up with today’s thread, but wanted to add a thought. If I am repeating a topic or already expressed opinion I apologize. Rachel mentioned that Bernie is basing his theory on how he is going to achieve his revolution on the number of votes he will get and with those voters being activated to demand what Bernie is pushing. Rachel said the Dem numbers are not as high in IA or NH as they were in 2008.
    I would like to add that PBO did activate OFA and when I was trying to call or email GOP legislators not in my state or district it was impossible since they only accepted input from their own constituents. The gerrymandered districts shield the legislators from public pressure and from popular opinion since they only hear from those that share their ideology.

    • 116 amk for obama
      February 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      bernie is drunk on white college kids’ high. (pun intended). reality will come crashing through soon.

      • 117 99ts
        February 13, 2016 at 7:57 am

        Bernie things white guy much better than white woman or black guy. The white guy right to rule exists in both parties – and among independents of which Bernie is a long time member.

    • February 13, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Yeah, Bernie thinks he’s a rock star. I got news for him. The socialist revolution isn’t coming. PBO promised change, he didn’t promise a revolution of free stuff, he didn’t promise socialist utopia. Bernie’s numbers so far aren’t that grand, and even if they were, he would need that “establishment” he hates so much to pass his socialist agenda. Right now it’s a GOP “establishment” mostly in Congress. With large majorities of Dems even PBO couldn’t get a public option passed. Barely got the ACA in its present form passed. It takes hard work, winning Congressional elections, and lots of give and take. Bernie doesn’t have any of the skills or temperament for gradual change and compromise. And fortunately he won’t have the votes to even get the nomination.

  39. February 12, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I have watch POTUS and FLOTUS Valentine’s video alot, I mean alot. 🙂

  40. 121 No Child Left Behind
    February 13, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Good Saturday Morning TODVille!

  41. 122 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 13, 2016 at 8:03 am

    GOOD MORNING TOD FAMILY…SUCH AN EXCITING DAY FOR ME….LEAVING IN AN HOUR TO SEE THE NEW APT. LESS SPACE FOR ME TO HAVE TO MANAGE…AND I DESPERATELY NEED THAT!….HOPE PBO HAS SUNSHINE AND SOME GOOD TIMES ON THE GOLF COURSE 2DAY..BACK LATER…………..BLESSINGS EVERYBODY!…<3,,AM IN A SILLY MOOD TODAY..SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVE AND MY NEIGHBORS ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN!..YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!


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