Chat Away: The Greatest POTUS

106 Responses to “Chat Away: The Greatest POTUS”

  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    April 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    PBO’s tweet of the year 🙂

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      April 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    • 4 Judith Fardig
      April 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Congratulations, Donna! We are finally back from our crazy trip to Spain. Missed a whole lot of TOD and the other, less-comprehensive and enjoyable, news.

      Cannot fathom why my Senator Merkley decided to back Bernie at this point in time. Breaks my heart and troubles my mind.

  2. 5 GGail
    April 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm


  3. 6 GGail
    April 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Hi there Donna – we’re tied in First place {{{hugs}}}

  4. 9 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    To Chips and her Mother:

  5. 11 carolyn
    April 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Regarding “the greatest POTUS” I have quoted my husband many times, and will do so again. He was born when Herbert Hoover was president. He lived through two years of him (which he did NOT remember at all) almost 13 years of FDR, Harry Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2 and of course OBAMA!
    Until PBO, his standard was FDR, and no one came up to him. One of the questions he asked me close to the end of his life was “Is President Obama still President?” I said “yes” and he smiled a big Darwin smile. He considered PBO second to no one, not even FDR, and he was a student of history and politics all his life. From the moment he heard PBO speak in 2004, he was convinced he was the greatest, and I also believe he is the greatest. If not for PBO, our country would have fallen off the cliff in 2009. He totally saved us.

    • 12 No Child Left Behind
      April 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Allow me to say that I love your husband! Glad to know you.

    • 14 57andfemale
      April 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      So beautiful, my friend. How are you?

      • 15 carolyn
        April 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

        I’m doing better. It’s a long slog with forward and backward, but fortunately, my memories are warm and loving, and I have no regrets. I still miss him terribly, but would not wish him back as sick as he was. We had 49 years of marriage, and six months of a totally romantic, wonderful courtship. I don’t think a human can ask for more……although, of course, I would have accepted and loved more. He was a totally delightful man.

        • 16 57andfemale
          April 15, 2016 at 9:09 am

          You were so blessed, as was Mr. Carolyn to have shared his life and love with someone as caring and thoughtful as you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending positive energy your way, my friend.

    • 17 Obama Grandmama
      April 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Carolyn, I am so sorry you lost your husband. I lost my husband in ’98 when he was only 52. It was a shocker as he had a heart attack with no warning.
      My Dad died in 2008. My Obama memory was helping him practice his signature after his stroke so he could sign his mail-in ballot. I went down to the courthouse to find out if he could still vote after the stroke and was told about my signing my name under his. We had been keeping up on the Primary Campaign news everyday as Dad had decided to cast his vote for Obama. After Dad’s stroke everyone told me not to worry about Dad voting, but I knew it meant a lot to him and I asked him to nod yes or no if he wanted to vote or not. He nodded a strong yes. I asked him whom he wanted to vote for and he struggled to say a very broken labored Obama. I asked if he wanted to vote for anyone else on the ballot? He shook his head no. I set the ballot on his hospital tray and pointed where the ballot said Obama. He looked at it closely to verify that, then he struggled to grasp the pencil to x the box. He slowly made one side of the x. He took a break then tried to make the other side. This process took him at least ten minutes to complete the x. Then he worked another at least twenty minutes that appeared to be more like he was running a marathon to write his mostly illegible signature. I wrote my name under his as I was instructed and dated it. I told him I would be turning it in at the courthouse as they had told me to on my way home. His eyes still had the teasing sparkle in them I so recognized while he smiled his newly crooked smile and put his thumb up. I was so glad I had pushed ahead to help my Dad vote because we shared a very special moment. The next day he left us.

  6. 21 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm

  7. 26 Nena20409
    April 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Thank You, NW for the New Post. 🍸
    Congrats, Donna for your awesome Au ⭐

  8. 31 Allison
    April 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm

  9. 32 Nena20409
    April 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Worth Re-posting again

  10. 35 Nena20409
    April 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm

  11. 36 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Even Ken Starr Thinks Mitch McConnell Should Allow A Vote On SCOTUS Nominee


    Speaking on a panel at his university Wednesday, Starr argued that the Senate has a responsibility to vote on Garland, the Waco Tribune reported.

    “Good government calls for us to have a hearing and vote up or down,” Starr said at the event where he also profusely praised Scalia, who died in mid-February, prompting McConnell to announce a blockade of any Obama nominee to replace him.

    But Starr also granted Garland a ringing endorsement to fill the conservative jurist’s vacant seat.

    “He’s superbly qualified,” said Starr of Obama’s nominee. “I had the privilege of knowing the chief judge for many years. Unfortunately, I never served with him, but we have rubbed shoulders professionally for several decades and he is, again, superbly qualified.”

  12. 37 MadameSoph
    April 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Love, love, love the new TPV post by Spandon. Count me in as someone who is deeply grateful for all of the “DWs” that worked tirelessly, risked their seats in Congress and volunteered to haelp make the ACA the law of the land. I can finally afford coverage that enables me to check out a concern immediately instead of putting off going to the doc indefinitely, to get preventative care free and to be able to sleep at night knowing that, if something unexpected happens, I am covered. There is colon cancer in my family and I will be able to get a colonoscopy covered this year as preventative care, thanks to the ACA.

    A friend’s husband is one of those “PBO caved because he didn’t hold out for single payer” dudebros. Thing is, he is a gaffer and has union insurance so he’d be fine waiting forever for the perfect. Another person I know is a BS supporter and actually benefitted from the ACA for one year, between retirement and her Medicare eligibility. But now she doesn’t need it anymore so I guess the rest of us don’t matter.

    If being a “DW” means ACA, Iran deal, Economy rescued, Cuba reconciliation, no new wars, Osama brought to justice, Ghaddafi gone, Climate accord signed, etc., etc., etc….. well, consider me one too!


  13. 40 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Not because the press is dishonest, rather because The Donald has small hands (and is of small mind).

    • 41 COS
      April 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      He is afraid of PBO zinging him. 🙂

    • 42 Obama Grandmama
      April 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Can you imagine Trump having to put up with what Obama has had to with the press? Would President Trump even speak at theWHCD? Would Trump disband the WH press corps or never attend it? We know he believes in running the show and doing it his own way. For that matter BS may just do his own thing too.

  14. 43 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    The choice is clear:

    Optimism against Idealism
    Hope against anger

  15. 44 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Make it 64%!

  16. 45 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    One press conference NOT TO MISS.

  17. 46 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Really? Even the cohort of young revolutionaries flocking his rallies? Oh, yes. I see. They want to receive the free stuff but want to ignore who’s going to pay for them.

  18. 47 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I hope the weapon will redirect all communications to the CIA and the FBI, including names and telephone numbers.

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    • 55 COS
      April 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      I thought Sanders would have closed in on HRC more in the polls. He has been lying, cheating and campaigning really hard in New York. Large crowds doesn’t mean that everyone in the crowd is there to vote for you.

      • 56 idon
        April 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        I imagine a lot of them are not registered to vote in New York and some of them may be paid extras

        • April 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm

          “…some of them may be paid extras”

          I guess that’s how he’s spending some of those meeelions.

          • 58 No Child Left Behind
            April 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

            Keep in mind that these young revolutionaries just love to find some free event to go to. And, what’s in now is a rally of the leader of Feel the Bern.

    • 59 majiir
      April 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      These results just have to be because people in NY don’t know much about Bernie Sanders, which was the same thing that was said about those of us in the South [GA] who voted for HRC in our primary.

  22. April 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Megyn Kelly made up with Donald Trump. Kelly is part of that right wing lying haters on Fox so call news. I wonder if there was anything to make up over. The whole thing was made up. Kelly and those at Fox are like Trump.

  23. April 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    GE, TOD!

    “I only do my job when I feel like it. That’s why I stand with the Senate.”

  24. 62 Judith Fardig
    April 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Yikes – that’s a brutal take-down of McConnell, Grassley and crew!

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  27. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Debbie W-S has absolutely no credibility to me. Wish she’d be replaced as DNC Chair! I’m sure it won’t happen until after the election, if at all, but it would be a better party without her.

  28. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve got a feeling – by the look on his face – that Bernie hears Hillary’s voice in his sleep, and he keeps trying to wake up. (I’ve decided just to laugh my way through this debate!)

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      April 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      And as Bernie keeps mentioning that Hillary got all kinds of big cash for her “speeches” to Goldman Sachs, she looks like she’s thinking to herself, “I have underwear on tonight that cost more than the banks gave me for those speeches.”

      (You can skip through my self-preservation comments, TODville, if any of this is annoying you! Or throw me off the blog, because I’m now totally out of control. Ha.)

      • 78 No Child Left Behind
        April 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

        I don’t know what that line of attacks is. Will BS go after the enormous cash Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck are making?

        Wait until he sees how much money Barack Obama and his wife will be making once they leave the WH. Will he be critical of them too?

      • 79 mtmarilyn
        April 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        I love it Jacque! I can’t watch so I love your commentary.

        • 80 jacquelineoboomer
          April 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm

          Ha! Thanks. I’m just being a goofball about it, but also trying to find some juicy comments from others to post. 🙂

    • April 14, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      I will try to find it online later; I couldn’t face listening to Sanders. So if someone can tell me it went really well for Hillary I’ll catch up tomorrow.

  29. April 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Dudette, I saw this beautiful video and thought of you.

  30. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm

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  32. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Been thinkin’ this myself (about the $27), for a long time! (David Axelrod’s having fun livetweeting the debate.)

  33. 88 No Child Left Behind
    April 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm

  34. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:33 pm

  35. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:35 pm

  36. 92 sherijr
    April 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Big news over here: Guess who placed 2nd in their school Science Fair?? My 10 yr old granddaughter, Justyce – that’s who 🙂 I don’t know anything yet about her experiment, except that it’s called The Egg-cellent Insulator. Will find out tomorrow- am very intrigued.

  37. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    This is from a couple days ago, but more interesting than this “damn debate” (as Bernie would say):

  38. 105 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  39. April 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I really can’t watch this garbage. Horrible toxic press don’t do anything but rehash memes and gotcha tactics. The audience is disrespectful and intruding on substantive discussion. It’s a joke. And Sanders is truly giving me the creeps. His whole demeanor is ugly and condescending. UGH.

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