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The President Remembers Elie Wiesel

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103 Responses to “The President Remembers Elie Wiesel”


  1. 1 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful!

  2. 2 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    • 3 Judith Fardig
      July 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks, Dudette! And congratulations on first place. 2016 has been a year of so many losses.

      • 4 Dudette
        July 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

        Thanks JF! I hope we remember 2016 as much for the many great and wondrous things to happen as for the many losses of great ones we lost.

  3. 6 desertflower
    July 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful, indeed:)

  4. 7 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  5. 9 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  6. 10 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  7. 12 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  8. July 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    THANKS so much for this, NW. A truly beautiful remembrance. XOXO

  9. 15 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    May Reince Prebus and all GOPers supporting Trump be cursed with a choking cough if they ever utter Elie Wiesel, MLK, or Mandela’s name out loud.

  10. 19 desertflower
    July 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    The most impactful and haunting book I ever read was “Night”…if you haven’t read it, you must. It will stay with you for all your life.

    • 20 sjterrid
      July 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I remember reading both Night and Dawn when I was a teen. Yes, it was heartbreaking and will stay with you forever.

      RIP Elie Wiesel.

  11. July 2, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Period.

  12. July 2, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    YES WE MUST

  13. 25 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    • 26 hopefruit2
      July 2, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Chances are, we won’t be hearing too much about this in the media the way we’ve been hearing about HRC’s email server.

  14. 27 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I missed something somewhere. Rape charges against Trump?

  15. 33 GGail
    July 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Roberta, my condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  16. July 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    • July 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Once again it’s media and GOP much ado about nothing.

      • July 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        Just like the meeting between AG Lynch and ex-President Bill Clinton is much to do about nothing

      • 39 susanne
        July 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        now they can say how she slickly wiggled out of it, due to her insider influence– any one of us could write their scripts.

      • 40 hopefruit2
        July 2, 2016 at 10:26 pm

        The media is so desperate to boost Trump’s flagging numbers, I anticipate a variety of MSM/GOP-manufactured mini-scandals and “crises” of sorts between now and November.

      • 42 COS
        July 2, 2016 at 10:44 pm

        Total media hype. If HRC had been charged, it would have been a double standard. Other State secretaries have done the same thing. Let’s see what scandal will be manufactured next.

      • 43 Dudette
        July 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm

        But Trump’s possible rape charges … Crickets! Sick bastards! Ugh!

        • 44 arapaho415
          July 3, 2016 at 12:13 am

          Absolutely reprehensible, unfathomable.

          RWNJs are still out for Roman Polanski, and the girl involved in that incident has made peace with his actions. Yes, Polanski was at fault, but her mother’s parenting skills (lack thereof) leave a lot to be desired.

          But Trump is far worse, he’s got a cult of believers behind him, and the MSM are complicit enablers (or worse).

          It makes no sense that MSM has been in a frenzy over WJC’s bad judgment (there’s an article linked to by Drudge now to the NY Observer (published by Ivanka’s husband] that says WJC pretty much forced himself onto AG Lynch’s plane, taking her completely by surprise. We all know by her deeds and words that AG Lynch takes her job and her responsibilities seriously, and is one of the sharpest minds in the US. Have a nagging feeling that this (subconscious) sabotage by WJC is fueled by his inner-most motivations against women and Blacks (he obviously resented PBO a whole lot more than HRC did in 2008).

          Even more disgusting than the non-stop attention Trump’s gotten for a year, stroking this delusional egomaniac’s ego, is the abomination later this month.

          Would not surprise me if networks and cable give RNC wall-to-wall coverage while limiting DNC to an hour, cutting PBO and VP off mid-sentence. They wouldn’t dare to do that to HRC acceptance speech, but expect to see Bernie get “equal coverage.”

          This year has been appalling in so many ways…

        • 45 catrst
          July 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

          Based on my own observations of Trump’s entitlement and misogyny, his feeling as if he can do pretty much whatever he wants, say whatever he wants, this accusation, now that I have a little detail sounds just about right. Given that he was pals with a pedophile and bragged about the good times they had this is absolutely believable. Now Trump’s weird statements about how he would certainly be sexually involved with his daughter if she wasn’t, cough, his daughter, seem even more despicable. All one has to do is imagine how far from reality those kinds of father/daughter suggestions would be from someone like President Obama to understand the sickness involved. Trump is a sick person and this country has a sickness to think he is presidential material. Hypocrisy was never more evident. Religious right now claiming Trump has been saved. Just like they did with Bush. Oh how it hurts to even contemplate the corruption of mind, body and spirit that it takes to support Trump. GOP is degrading itself beyond imagining.

          • 46 Obama Grandmama
            July 3, 2016 at 11:28 am

            The minister that has absolved Trump of his sins and declared him a Christian is the same one that hosted the religion forum between McCain and Obama in ’08. Obama went first with McCain to follow only McCain was fed all the questions before he went on stage while Obama was answering them.

            • 47 catrst
              July 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

              President Obama is good to his core. It has been so clear that he walks in the Light. Everywhere he goes he helps create an ambiance of love. I like to picture angels surrounding him with protection. Everyone drawn to him I am drawn to because I know what they are responding to and its goodness.

              There is something so challenging about watching faith be used as a propaganda tool. However, people of good will and emotional health recognize the truth and they are connecting all of the compassion and strength they have personally to build a force for hope. The push back against that is obvious but it will not prevail. I know that goodness is the hope of our world and Barack Obama and all the people on this site contribute big time to that.

  17. 49 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  18. 50 susanne
    July 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Aloha Chips and TOD
    I finally got to watch the NPR interview with President Obama, and what a magnificent piece of history it is! I am always inspired and awed by PBO’s fluency and intelligence, and of course by the righteous works he can proudly recount. It still amazes me, though, that he can remain so calm while the interviewer blatantly tries to get under his skin, using the ‘someone said’ posture to insult and hurt him. I know I’m not alone in experiencing his speeches and talks this year in the glaring light of what’s on the horizon– it’s so hard to bear that he’ll be moving on! But what a joy it is to hear him now, to see him in such a moment, and to bask in the wonder of this presidency. O-bot yes, and gladly! 🙂

  19. 52 desertflower
    July 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    • 53 jackiegrumbacher
      July 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      This is a powerful and moving statement by Oprah. Thank you, Df.

    • July 2, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      What a powerful..powerful statement….
      and more powerful coming from a descendant of slaves…

      “There is no greater sin then Silence and Indifference”…
      “For he himself embodies the only adequate response to evil, a heart that cares so deeply about human suffering -and responds to it so passionately-that evil itself will one day be conquered by a love so great….

      I will add….something that President has said…Progress is not inevitable…it has to be worked for….

  20. July 2, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    For a good cause & freaking hilarious…on top of being a great promo for ‘Jason Bourne’

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  22. July 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm

  23. 60 desertflower
    July 2, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    He’s really the kind of #@*** you thought he was. This needs to blow up.. He’s not fit to be a human being much less a President.

    http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/295335/donald-trump-child-rape-lawsuit-jeffrey-epstein-jane-doe/

    On June 20, news broke of a civil lawsuit filed against Donald Trump, who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl some 20 years ago at the Upper East Side apartment of Jeffrey Epstein. Trump has largely been able to ignore the story, which has not been seriously investigated by major news outlets. But that may soon change.

  24. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Touching tribute, NW. Thank you.

  25. 66 FoxfireTX
    July 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Good evening TOD! Nerdy, thank you again for your never ending efforts to keep this place going for all of us. Roberta, so sorry for your loss. It is so tragic when someone so young leaves far too soon.

    The events of the last couple of weeks seem to have caught up with me today. Had my grandkids here for three days this last week which is always a treat and able to ignore most of the political news. But the loss of Elie is heartbreaking. He served as an inspiration for so many of us. Love the piece in the NYT about Obama After Dark. But it also makes me sad because there simply is no way any of the candidates can live up to everything he has done for us. I am so going to miss this man, and of course the rest of the family.

    And already I am suffering from Clinton Fatigue. The whole email mess was Hillary’s doing to begin with, and the meeting this week between Bill and AG Lynch simply is unimaginable to me as a fellow lawyer. Just a taste again of what is to come with a Clinton presidency. Of course, I will continue to support her and have started to give her funds, but this type of thing just reminds me of why I did not support her in 2008. It is unfortunate that Bill is part of the package. While I agree it is non-issue, it simply is not done and both of them should have known better. The one who will pay the highest price is Loretta Lynch. Forget about a Supreme Court appointment for her after this.

    Hope that everyone has a safe and happy weekend!

    • 67 99ts
      July 3, 2016 at 4:19 am

      It seems the GOP can do anything – but one minor mistake from a democrat (especially a Clinton) and the media NEVER stops. I don’t believe Hillary or Bill deserve any of the sh!t thrown at them & they should not have to spend 99% of their time thinking twice about talking with their friends or doing what is best email wise to perform a job.

      The dems are their own worst enemies – best example the “family values” of Trump are ignored yet every democrat who vaguely wanders away from his/her family is treated to the worst ever outpouring of hate. Don’t give the GOP arguments that they can generate on their own. No reason on the planet why Loretta Lynch cannot become a Supreme Court Justice.

  26. 68 Dudette
    July 2, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    • July 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      What a joke. Let me see if I can remember all the black people Newt hired.

      • 70 nathk atun 7
        July 3, 2016 at 1:42 am

        Well said Bella! Newt Gingrich is such a racist idiot! He is an idiot if he thinks that hiring a few blacks, as cosmetics, to hide Trump’s racism will make Trump’s racism go away. For a supposed historian, Gingrich really knows nothing about Black history. Slave owners hired black house slaves to go around testifying that slavery was good for black slaves and that the slave owners loved their slaves. Likewise, Segregationists employed similar tactics by selecting their favored “uncle toms” to go around saying that segregation was good for black people, and that only the misguided black radicals–misguided by white liberals–opposed segregation. In both instances, the vast majority of Black people proved both the pro-slavery and pro-segregation wrong. Only a privileged white racist, who has NO regard for Black intellect or Black common sense, would suggest that hiring a few blacks would automatically mask Trump’s blatant racism; or, for that matter, magically cure the overt, ugly, violent, and blatant racism of Trump’s followers.

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      July 3, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Frick and Frack on thin ice.

      • 72 jacquelineoboomer
        July 3, 2016 at 12:08 am

        • 73 nathkatun7
          July 3, 2016 at 12:51 am

          Go ahead and SPEAK TRUTH, J’OB! Right wing con men, like the serial adulterers, Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump, must be clearly, and unequivocally, reminded that not all Americans suffer from HISTORICAL AMNESIA”!

  27. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    July 3, 2016 at 12:27 am

  28. 76 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 12:49 am

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      July 3, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Can you imagine how much hate she’s had stored up to look that ugly, once Trump gave her the permission slip to let it out? No wonder she looks malnourished and sickly. Not to mention ugly.

    • 80 catrst
      July 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

      What I find to be worse is the face of the women to the side of her using her cell phone to photgraph the couple. She has the grin. I recognize it. Its self righteousness, entitlement, disdain, and self centeredness. She feels so superiour. Its the Trump disdain. The anger of the other woman is disturbing but the self satisfied woman with her grin bothers me even more.

  29. 81 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 1:01 am

  30. 82 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 1:14 am

    • 83 nathk atun 7
      July 3, 2016 at 2:34 am

      Thanks, Dudette, for sharing Puesto Loco’s tweet check mating Reince Priebus false statement. Poor Reince! Like all right wingers, he thinks everyone is ignorant of history; including recent history.

  31. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    July 3, 2016 at 1:17 am

    We need some good feelings on this thread right now!

  32. 88 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 1:45 am

  33. 89 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 1:53 am

    A little more upbeat than the version in the movie but it did make it on The Gladiator Soundtrack

  34. 91 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 2:02 am

    A little Spanish flavor in honor of FLOTUS, Grandma Marian & the girls recent trip.

  35. 92 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 2:39 am

  36. 93 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 2:51 am

  37. 94 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 3:39 am

  38. 95 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 3:40 am

  39. 96 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 3:41 am

  40. 97 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 3:50 am

  41. 98 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 3:50 am

  42. 99 Dudette
    July 3, 2016 at 3:54 am

    A good note of reminder: Be kind to one another. Protect the earth. We and it are all we have.

    Good Night & Good Morning Beloved Family! 😘

  43. July 3, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Thank you, Dudette, and Good morning!!!!

    Good morning TOD 🙂


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