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Bravo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch!

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112 Responses to “Bravo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch!”


  1. May 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Elections Matter.

    You think President Romney’s AG would have done this?

  2. 3 Judith Fardig
    May 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    One of President Obama’s best appointments! She’s fearless

    • 4 sherijr
      May 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      yes she is truly one of my favorite people… I would love if Hillary kept her on.

      • 5 arapaho415
        May 10, 2016 at 3:27 am

        GM sherijr.

        Think it’s a good possibility that HRC will keep AG Lynch (she’s promised that her Cabinet will be at least 50% women), but expect that HRC will nominate Loretta Lynch to the next SCOTUS vacancy.

        Truthfully hope Merrick Garland is confirmed — love his decency, determination and dedication when he prosecuted OKC bombing, and his common sense, and as (IIRC) @igorbobik remarked when PBO nominated him, he’s adorable.

        If/when Garland is confirmed, can’t see anyone better for SCOTUS.

        • 6 sherijr
          May 10, 2016 at 8:06 am

          I agree that POTUS’ choice in Garland is quite good. Now if repubs could just do their job…

  3. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    May 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    • 8 purpleshoesla
      May 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      My favorite part of her remarks ……”When A State…. INVENTS A PROBLEM THAT DOES NOT EXIST AS A PRETEXT FOR DISCRIMINATION AND HARRASSMENT.” (CAPS ALL MINE) BOOM! Mic drop…. All these state Repug controlled legislatures thinking state’s rights is carte blanche to legislate discrimination – Nope, Nope and all the Nopes in Nopeland. Thanks for the recap NW!

  4. 11 Judith Fardig
    May 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

  5. 12 donna dem 4 obama
    May 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Ya gotta love Harry Reid:

  6. 16 JER
    May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    • 17 overseasgranny
      May 9, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      I can’t figure out if Drumf thinks the US government is a real estate company or a Monopoly game. So much fail.

    • 18 pkayden
      May 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      He keeps making it clear that he should be nowhere near the White House. Dumb as rocks (no insult to rocks intended).

    • 19 amk for obama
      May 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      the racist rubes will believe this latest bs too.

    • 20 jacquelineoboomer
      May 9, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      What a stupid, ignorant monster Trump is. Ugh.

  7. 21 jackiegrumbacher
    May 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    It’s actually soul satisfying to listen to Loretta Lynch. Not only is she brilliant and compassionate but her voice is mesmerizing and she manages to convey home truths in a way that forces you to listen. I hope that a Democratic administration in 2017 asks her to remain. She has so much to give and is such a magnificent force for good, we NEED her to stay.

    • 22 arapaho415
      May 10, 2016 at 3:33 am

      GM JackieG.

      Agree 100!

      Loretta Lynch’s voice is so soothing, felt that way since she accepted the AG nomination from PBO (listening as I drove in LA traffic, but immediately felt calmed, LOL).

      She could (should?) give voice lessons to some of the people I hear on the radio who have *really* annoying voices and delivery.

  8. 23 Ladyhawke
    May 9, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Justice Department Response to North Carolina Lawsuit Attorney General Lynch spoke to reporters about North Carolina’s decision to sue the federal government in response to the Department of Justice’s ruling on the state’s House Bill 2. The department ruled that the state’s law requiring transgender people to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?409316-1/attorney-general-loretta-lynch-responds-north-carolina-lawsuit

  9. 24 57andfemale
    May 9, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  10. 29 Nerdy Wonka
    May 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

  11. 30 GGail
    May 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Bravo AG Lynch, the DOJ, and most importantly, President Obama.

  12. 32 Neena20409
    May 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Mondays are tough acts.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this post and several posts back.
    Excellent Post, NW.
    🍸 To AG, Lynch. What a Force!

  13. 34 Neena20409
    May 9, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Here’s a Video today, 5-9-16, at the WH with Josh “The Voice” Earnest schooling the WHPC

  14. May 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    A lesson our President has attempted to teach every American, by his ACTIONS, for 7+ years!

  15. 37 Neena20409
    May 9, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  16. 38 Neena20409
    May 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

  17. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Good evening, TODville ~ I’m here to report that my son’s surgery today was, according to his thoracic and plastic surgeons, “one of the most satisfying (successful) surgeries” they’ve done of this type! Took about 2-1/2 hours and he’s still not awake yet, but the surgeons also said he’ll be in a whole lot of pain (in addition to the muscle flap part, they had to remove two more ribs), so he will be hit up with pain medication immediately and for a while after that! They’ll be watching him closely for infection, not to mention the pain monitoring. Thank you all so very much for being “with” me throughout this entire ordeal … his family and loved ones, myself included, are so very relieved tonight. Even his youngest (2-y/o) grandson learned the phrase, “You’ve got this, Poppy!” before the surgery took place!

    Love can heal any problem. And God is great!

    • 40 GGail
      May 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      I was just thinking…”what time is it?” and here you are with AMAZING GRACE Good News!!! Thank you J’OB for sharing this news with your extended family. {{{{hugs to you and Steve}}}}

    • 46 Nerdy Wonka
      May 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      That’s good to hear, Ms. J’OB.

      Sending him, you, and the rest of your family positive thoughts. Wishing him a healthy and safe recovery.

    • 48 COS
      May 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      So happy to hear this good news Jacqueline. We will pray for his full recovery.

    • May 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      hugggggggggggggs to you and your family…hoping for the best for your son…JO’B

    • 51 Judith Fardig
      May 9, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Awesome, Jacqueline! So relieved to hear that good news. XOXO

    • 53 donna dem 4 obama
      May 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      I went to my quiet room for Steven today. God’s got this!!!!

      • 54 jacquelineoboomer
        May 9, 2016 at 8:22 pm

        Your prayers work, you’ve got that link, don’t ever lose it! Tonight, I’m sending up one gigantic prayer of thanks to God and to and for everyone who’s been in our corner (especially you in your quiet room – you have never failed me).

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      So happy to hear the surgery went well JO’B. TOD has kept you and your son in our prayers.

    • 57 Betsy
      May 9, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      That’s so AMAZING. Now praying for a full recovery.

    • 60 99ts
      May 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Blessings jacqueline – wonderful news

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      JO’B this is great news! So glad to hear that your son’s surgery went well. I’m wishing him continued healing and recovery with as little pain or discomfort as possible.

    • 63 MadameSoph
      May 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Yay! I was thinking about him today. So glad you got good news from the surgeons. I will continue to visualize continued healing and wholeness for him, as well as light surrounding him and lifting away pain.

      Thank you for giving us the update.

      And thank you to GGail for the initial reminder to TOD about his surgery date.

      “Love can heal any problem. And God is great!” Yes and Yes! 🙂

      • 64 GGAIL
        May 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm

        You’re welcome MSoph. It took all of us sending prayers and positive energy. ❤️
        Now I’ll go light a candle and give Thanks and pray for steady recovery.

      • 65 jacquelineoboomer
        May 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm

        A special thanks to GGail and another special thanks to you! Yes and Yes!

    • 66 No Child Left Behind
      May 9, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Bless you, your son and his family. Keeping the prayer going.

    • 68 amk for obama
      May 9, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Great news, JO’B. Best wishes for his quick healing and recovery back to a happy and healthy life. Love the 2’s words.

    • 70 sjterrid
      May 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you for letting us know, Jacqueline. Hugs to you and Steve. Sending positive energy and prayers for his recovery.

    • 72 jackiegrumbacher
      May 9, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      JO’B, I can’t imagine how hard this day must have been for you waiting for the results. The success of your son’s operation is glorious news and I’m sure a huge weight off of your heart. I’m so sorry about the pain he will have to endure, but with his great spirit and wonderful mother, I’m sure he’ll get through this. From the youngest grandchild to you, your whole family is blessed with love. Take a deep breath now and bask in the good news of this day.

      • 73 jacquelineoboomer
        May 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm

        You are the sweetest, jackieG. His two older daughters and I shared when we talked that we each had a “What if” moment during the afternoon, but we all discarded it because we knew “Dad” would be okay. He’s leaps and bounds ahead of us, already, on the mend, pain or no pain.

    • 74 mtmarilyn
      May 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      So great to hear Jacque. Our love and prayers still being sent.

    • 76 Roberta in MN
      May 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      J’OB, what wonderful news all the prayers were pretty much answered and now let the healing process begin. You and your son Steve was on my mind pretty much today and was just waiting to hear from you. Logs (((((hugs))))) and lit a candle for him last night with GGail an all the rest from TOD. Good Night and say hello to your family from me and will keep them all in my prayers.

    • 78 desertflower
      May 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Great news! Thanks for letting us know:) Hugs to both of you

    • 80 Marlz (@marjgra)
      May 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      J’OB…I am always late and rarely comment as most times I am a day or two behind. But I do follow what happening to our TOD family and must say that I am more than happy that all went well with Steve. Please give your entire family a big hug as this must be such a relieve! (((J’OB and Family)))

  18. 82 Neena20409
    May 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

  19. 83 Nerdy Wonka
    May 9, 2016 at 7:31 pm

  20. May 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  21. 86 hopefruit2
    May 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Good evening Nerdy, Chips & TOD!! 🙂 Thanks Nerdy for this thread – I couldn’t be prouder of AG Lynch and her DOJ. This IS Obama’s America!

  22. 88 Ladyhawke
    May 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    • 89 99ts
      May 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      I can’t vote – being from the other side of the world – I don’t think panic describes how I feel – it’s more like disgust at the hate, rot and decay within a political party that has produced such a candidate and utter amazement at the grovelling political media who treat Trump as a worthy candidate.

      That a country who elected President Obama could even give 1 primary delegate to Donald Trump leaves me bereft of words.

      • 90 Obama Grandmama
        May 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

        I know, 99ts, the public voting for the most brilliant, qualified person with the public in mind twice for the Presidency followed by voting for the con man being the least qualified, unsuitable person that insults everyone and that could ruin our economy and country back to back is insane. I pray it does not happen.

        • 91 99ts
          May 9, 2016 at 9:29 pm

          I never thought I would be quoting my mother to say “manners maketh the man” First time I can remember that someone has been so revoltingly rude and belligerent while seeking a high political position.

          It matters not where you are in the financial level of society, you can still earn respect and give respect – Trump does neither.

        • 92 MadameSoph
          May 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm

          This should help you feel better:

          Hillary Clinton is going to beat Donald Trump in the November 2016 United States general election and it is unlikely to be close.

          http://oliverwillis.com/2016/05/08/hillary-clinton-will-beat-donald-trump-explained/

          From the above:

          “I feel strange writing something like this because the obviousness of Trump losing seems clear-cut to me, but I’ve seen liberals losing their minds over the possibility of him winning. While nothing is 100%, the likelihood of aliens landing on the White House lawn and defecating on the rose garden is more likely than Donald Trump being elected the 45th President of the United States.”

          🙂

          • 93 99ts
            May 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm

            Thanks MadameSoph – I can remember being worried about PBO losing in 2008 – yet he won easily – the mere fact that the GOP would nominate such a man casts doubt on the sanity of far too many people. I don’t think the media were as blatantly right wing in 2008 as they are now – nor were laws to make it difficult for people to vote in place. THe GOP just moves the goal posts.

            • 94 MadameSoph
              May 9, 2016 at 10:06 pm

              I’m with you 99ts. I worried in 2008 and 2012. I’m still gonna be working hard to get out the vote and urging others to do the same because, as in both of those years, I won’t rest until I “hear the fat lady sing” Also, voting down ticket is critical to help protect and move forward PBO’s legacy and agenda, as well as help HRC be the best Pres she can be.

              Wow, I actually just smiled to myself saying, “Best Pres SHE can be” We are going to have a first woman following a first AA Pres, and both of them good liberal ones too. This is actually gonna be a BFD, as VP Joe would say 🙂

              • 95 99ts
                May 10, 2016 at 2:17 am

                I loved PBO at the Press dinner talking about “whoever she may be” as the next President. No doubt we’ll all be together on TOD counting the votes!

  23. 96 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

  24. 97 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    tod

    • 98 99ts
      May 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      I would suggest the answer is NO. No other comment required.

      • 99 amk for obama
        May 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        A NO can also tell the damning truth. Of course, mcangry has neither the guts nor the presence of mind to do it.

        • 100 99ts
          May 9, 2016 at 9:56 pm

          He is a bleep on the landscape – no convictions so nothing to be courageous about.

        • 101 99ts
          May 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm

          So can you ask any soothsayers that you know (or are) what will happen to the politics in the land downunder. No idea. An 8 week campaign – longest ever. Double dissolution – 2nd of my lifetime – over petty issues – all to get the minority parties out of the senate – hope it backfires.

          • 102 amk for obama
            May 9, 2016 at 10:04 pm

            I hear it’s gonna be a tight race with labor gaining of late. How good is shorten in politicking?

            • 103 99ts
              May 10, 2016 at 2:15 am

              Terrible – he is probably better than Rudd as a leader – much worse than Gillard. If they had anyone leastways good I think labor could win. Turnbull didn’t move away from Abbott – big mistake

  25. 104 desertflower
    May 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I’m sure Donald can just “print the money”…or maybe default…..or work out a deal to pay a lesser amount….

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-central-southern-az/tucson/presidential-candidates-bernie-sanders-donald-trump-owe-the-city-of-tucson-money

    Two presidential campaigns owe the city of Tucson a lot of money.

    Between them, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s campaigns owe the city more than $125,000 for police protection for their campaign stops in March.

    The Trump campaign used more police so it has the bigger bill for police, almost twice the amount that Sanders owes.

    The Tucson City Manager’s office says the Trump campaign owes $81,837.

    The Sanders campaign ran up a bill for police protection that totals $44,013.

  26. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks so much for all the comments about my son – I’ll respond to all of them tonight/tomorrow. Had to tell you something funny. Here I am (poor me) slowly recovering from the events of the day …

    … when the phone rings and it’s my son, making his first call to me from the hospital. First of all, his voice sounded fabulous. Clear and strong. But the joke part was what he said, excitedly:

    “Ma! Turn on Channel 28 right away. A movie on Lifetime showing scenes from Trenton. Watch it.” (He and I both grew up in Trenton, New Jersey.) (Since he’s been home most of the time these last many months, he makes these calls to me quite regularly – I usually tell him “Okay, great, I’ll record it” and then he never bothers me again about the shows. 🙂 )

    Then he said he was fine, but in pain, and may or may not call any of us back tonight. Hey, at least he got in the pitch for the Lifetime movie. This kid has a “spine of steel,” as Joe Biden would say! I’m exhausted, and nobody “operated” on me today! Go figure. #SoRelieved

    • 108 MadameSoph
      May 9, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Yay! {{{JoBoomer}}}} {{{Steve}}} Trenton! 🙂

    • 109 mtmarilyn
      May 9, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      These little personal stories are wonderful. You know he is in good spirits even when in pain. Sleep well tonight.

    • May 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      What a tremendous weight lifted off all your shoulders. I’m so thrilled that he’s made it and is doing so well. That is a testament to his great spirit and to you as a great mother. May his journey to strength and wellness be swift and true. No doubt!! {{{{Booms and son}}}}


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