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President Obama and Derek Jeter

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115 Responses to “President Obama and Derek Jeter”


  1. June 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    STANDING O

    • 2 GGail
      June 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Bravo Rep John Lewis and other House Dems.

      Congrats Meta on First ❤

      I hope this news items travels far & wide.

      Thanks NW for posting the full POTUS interview with D Jeter

    • 4 GGail
      June 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Oh, just listening to that gave me chills. Thank you Rep. Lewis!

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      June 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      STANDING O is right! Love this, love the fact Sen. Chris Murphy came over to sit in, with them. Perhaps others will join.

    • 8 MightyPamela
      June 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Mr ‘Speaker’ would not have a clue about Soul, on any level. But, one can, and must, ask. Bless John Lewis for all the Soul Level work he has accomplished in one short lifetime. ❤

  2. June 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    GOP was supposed to gavel in at 12 P.M.

  3. June 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Another violation of the law:

  4. 13 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  5. 15 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  6. June 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Victory parade in Cleveland happening right now: http://www.newsnet5.com/2016-nba-champions


  7. June 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    From DesertFlower:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/22/fed-democrats-house-stage-sit-demand-gun-control-vote.html

    Before the sit-in began, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said:

    I would ask that all of my colleagues join me on the floor…For months, even for years, through several sessions of Congress, I wondered what would bring this body together to take action. What would finally make Congress do what is right, what is just, what the people of this country have been demanding, and what is long overdue. We have lost hundreds and thousands of innocent people to gun violence. Tiny little children, babies, students, and teachers. Mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, daughters and sons, friends and neighbors. What has this body done? Mr. Speaker, not one thing. We have turned deaf ears to the blood of the innocent, and the concern of our nation.

    ….

    We’re calling on the leadership of the House to bring common sense gun control legislation to the House floor. Give us a vote. Let us vote!!! We came here to do our jobs. We came here to work. The American people are demanding action. Do we have courage? Do we have the raw courage to make at least a down payment on ending gun violence in America? We can no longer wait. We can no longer be patient.

    So today we come to the floor of the House to dramatize the need for action. Not next year, but now, today. Sometimes you have to do something out of the ordinary. Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way. We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something when you have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet. This is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more. The time for silence is over.

    • 26 desertflower
      June 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      thank you, meta! I had a heck of a time trying to get this not to eaten by WP! Question+++++

      Can everyday American citizens join into the House Dems sit in? Can people just go into the People’s House to participate? THAT would be Momentous!!

      • 27 desertflower
        June 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

        Nevermind. I see the Tweets that Republicans are not allowing people into the gallery to see how govt is SUPPOSED to work…or to have a RECORD OF THE GOP OBSTRUCTION to allow a vote on something that is important and agreed upon by 90% of Americans…of ALL political stripes! WE FUCKING SEE YOU!!!

      • June 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        No. They can observe from the gallery but that’s it. But it would be glorious if we could flood them with support!

  8. 29 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm

  9. June 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    • 31 MightyPamela
      June 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      More power to him. “just like that”, after pushing shit uphill with a pointy stick for 7.5 years? Please, ‘journos’, take a look at how government is meant to work.

  10. 32 JER
    June 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm

  11. June 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm

  12. 38 vcprezofan2
    June 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the full interview, LPlains. 🙂

  13. 40 Linda
    June 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Senators Hail Themselves For Unveiling Gun Bill That Affects 2,700 Americans

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-gun-bill-susan-collins_us_5769ad74e4b09926ce5cee88?section=

    This ” compromise ” is an insult to America.

  14. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the post, LP!

  15. 44 Ladyhawke
    June 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Rep. John Lewis Takes Action on Guns

  16. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I am so proud of our congressional Democrats this week. Keep it up!

  17. June 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

  18. June 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Is this as close as we’re going to get to a concession?

  19. 57 amk for obama
    June 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Go dems. High time you stood up to bullies.

  20. June 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

  21. June 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

  22. 62 amk for obama
    June 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Bring out the big guns. Pun intended.

  23. 63 amk for obama
    June 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    toddys could call in their support to their cong critters?

  24. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Rep. John Lewis is being interviewed on MSNBC right now.

  25. June 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm

  26. June 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    So disappointed that we couldn’t arrange a meeting w/Rep Lewis last weekend. I’ve loved that man since I was a child! While all my girlfriends were crushing on R&B stars, my crushes were folks like John Lewis, Julian Bond, Ed Bradley (family friend who I was Sooooooooo in “love” with), a few Philly Black Panthers, etc, etc…

    My tweet to my bought and paid for rethug congress-critter:

  27. 68 amk for obama
    June 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    The kenyan and uncle joe should pop in just to perk things up.

    • 69 Dudette
      June 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      That would be GLORIOUS!

    • June 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      the VP is in Ireland…but that would be something for PBO to do….wow..

    • 71 Nena20409
      June 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      It’s harder for @VP & @POTUS to enter the House Floor w/o invitation due to Separation of Powers. Had this been in the Senate, @VP could for he’s the President of the Senate. As for Pres Obama, as a Former Senate Member he could. But as The President of the USA, he has to be invited. The latter is Protocol. Therefore, it would be unprecedented should POTUS match into the House Floor w/o an invitation.

    • June 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      They can’t enter the House without an invitation but that would so fabulous!!

  28. June 22, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  29. 75 amk for obama
    June 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    df, make it happen.

  30. 76 amk for obama
    June 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    • 77 Obama Grandmama
      June 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Seems like the common sense gun regulation groups should try to hold a demonstration outside the Capitol Building in DC with others joining them for a stronger visual.

  31. June 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I’m so glad and proud that a man of the stature of John Lewis is leading this protest.

  32. 79 Linda
    June 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    The House of Representatives is in Chaos…

    Where is Speaker Ryan you ask ?

    He is right now giving a speech on ” Healthcare” (lol ) at the American Enterprise Institute.

    ….

    Ryan is a failure !

  33. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    So glad I was born into a unionized Democratic family! So glad I picked up the traits!

    BBL.

  34. June 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  35. June 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  36. June 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    once it started…..it became…like…how can i not participate….

  37. June 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

  38. 87 No Child Left Behind
    June 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

  39. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      June 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  40. 90 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  41. June 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

  42. 92 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

  43. 93 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    This is nuts!

  44. 94 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  45. 96 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  46. 97 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    • 98 carolyn
      June 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Always listen to your mom! Seeing these people led by John Lewis take this stand……the good old 60s sit-in……makes me cry. Why should democracy in action bring tears to my eyes? Perhaps because it has been so stymied by the Republicans these past years. Hooray for Democrats!!!!

  47. June 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

  48. 102 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots on a Hot Wednesday Afternoon.
    Thanks for the Post, LP.
    Thanks NW for all you have done.
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners since Yesterday.
    Today, I am especially PROUD of the Dems in the House of Rep. The Peoples’ House is being held Mute by Speaker Ryan. US Press is useless.They have Camera there. No order by The GOP should Stop a free Press from Broadcasting, period. Separation of Powers. First Amendment. Right of the Citizens to be Informed by a Free Press.
    WH Presser earlier today by Josh “The Voice” Earnest.

  49. 103 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    [Gold star for the Star Trek reference to a no-win training scenario that Captain Kirk beat! ]

  50. 104 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm

  51. 106 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  52. 107 kid kanga
    June 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    In the Age of Obama, anything is possible. Even gun legislation in a GOP controlled congress. YES WE CAN, thank you Cong Dems and John Lewis for standing up to GOP bullies and NRA terrorists.

  53. 108 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm

  54. 110 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

  55. 111 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  56. 112 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  57. 113 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Why My State? And why the Eff is he wearing a Camouflage pants? I don’t believe that he ever served in the Military.

  58. 114 Nena20409
    June 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    The Silver Fox, doing his Presidenting. Bravo!
    🍸 🍸 🍸

  59. 115 sjterrid
    June 23, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Thank you so much, LP, for this and the next thread. I have been reading the posts backwards.


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