141 Responses to “President Obama On Face The Nation”


    • 2 cd4biden
      July 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      “Fine. Let ’em be happy. Hillary is our nominee and Tim Kaine is her running mate. Support them or get the fuck outta the way.”

      Bringing over Dudette’s spectacular comment from the previous thread. That says it all, and wish I could fit it on a bumper sticker.

      Go Girl!

    • 7 Judith Fardig
      July 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Congrats on first, cd4biden! I’m late to the party as usual.

  1. 8 MightyPamela
    July 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Just back from a busy and eventful day, kinda tired but checking in. One of my brothers has been with WETA for about 30 years, just sent me a pic of himself with Stephen Colbert)(and a ferret?) from the DNC, where he is working as a press/media resource! I’m pretty proud of him, and said to keep the pics coming! Need tea now, bbl.

    • 9 cd4biden
      July 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Yeah, MP is here. Hi MP!
      How cool about your brother! The ferret is the dead pet of the character Stephen does to mimic Game of Thrones or one of those popular TV series that I haven’t watched yet. Anyway, so cool about his job. The tales he will be able to tell. And the excitement of being there. 🙂

    • 10 Judith Fardig
      July 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Oh, boy – can you post that picture, MP?

      • 11 MightyPamela
        July 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

        Let me check with my bro, if he says okay, I’ll email it to you, JF, as I have no posting options. He promised to keep me updated, so we will get like breaking news. Maybe. If he has time!! (Sheepishly admit I had no clue who the other guy in the photo is, as you know I have no teevee and only rarely watch the videos posted here!! ❤️

  2. July 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    More inclusiveness:

  3. July 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    The GOP Shut Down a Program That Might Have Prevented Dallas and Baton Rouge

    Trump is blaming Obama for police shootings. But seven years ago Republicans halted a federal study that sought to detect potential radicalization by veterans.
    July 24, 2016

    ……………………..

    But what if the acts of terrorism—the killings of police officers—are being perpetrated by veterans?

    As the right-wing outrage machine would have it, the shootings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge by U.S. military veterans were the fault of President Obama. “How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country?” Trump recently wrote in a Tweet.

    But seven years ago, when a little-known division in the new president’s Department of Homeland Security sought to explore the potential violence of returning veterans—one that might have aided local law enforcement with intelligence in Dallas and Baton Rouge—it was Congressional Republicans who succeeded in pushing to shut the program down.

    • 19 globalcitizenlinda
      July 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      so the BS revolutionaries are going to demand that Donna Brazzile step down too because of this?

      why are democrats letting wilileaks set the Dem agenda?

      note to self: I will not forward any of the documents generated from WikiLeaks or any material that is derived from them;

      ever wonder WHY they never attack the gop but always constantly try to destroy PBO and Dems?

      • 20 susanne
        July 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        Linda, you said it all in that last question: why do the wiki-patriots only attack the president and the democrats, but not T-rump, T-party, and all the other crooks and liars on the right? Hmmmmm???

        • 21 arapaho415
          July 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm

          Aloha Susanne.

          Here’s more on Russian-Wikipedia link (see my response to PF58 on previous thread for links to articles):

          Here’s WikiLeaks’ response to JoyAnn:

          And Rachel’s response to WikiLeaks:

          • 22 susanne
            July 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

            Thank you Arapaho. Frankly, the Bernt-outs and other Snowdink apologists have no more sympathy from me. Maybe they need to spend a few semesters at T-rump Universilly to sharpen their critical thinking skills. And by that I mean, to recognize a swindle.

    • 23 arapaho415
      July 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      GE rikyrah.

      WikiLeaks “leak” published by Putin so that #TeaParty “patriots” can discredit MSM, with the intent to help MSM persuade US voters to elect Trump as President.

      MSM and Fox News viewers have latched onto this ridiculous “story,” and MSM headlining to increase their own ratings. #DNC (what average American gives a flying fig?) has joined #Benghazi and HRC #emails as rallying cry for both.

      JoyAnn tweeted this yesterday — don’t know what she said on her program this morning:

  4. 24 globalcitizenlinda
    July 24, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I predicted earlier (before DWS’ resignation announcement) that giving in to these BS revolutionaries on one thing will just serve as a signal to them that they are 100% and that they will quickly move on and demand more concessions;

    I see now that BS surrogates Nina Turner and Shaun King are quickly doing that => demanding more;

    this will just give the news media more ammunition to ignore the DNC convention message and try and maximize the perceived Dem division propagated by a few loud mouths ;

    the DNC convention is the one time that the networks would have been forced to give time for the Dem message to be heard outside us political junkies before they go back to their regular Cheetos 24/7 programming;

    this drama should not have been allowed to happen NOW; especially when we know the motives of WikiLeaks.

    I am disgusted by playing into the hands of these manipulators;

    btw:

    I supported Nina Turner as she tried to run for statewide office in my state.

    now I have a deep revelation of the person she is and I doubt if I would put in my effort for her is she makes another run (which I think she will).

    she has become so pompous and unreasonable at the national stage. at home she smiles coyly as she works with that rightwinger kaisch.

    I think her ambitions have blinded her to the fact that in politics – as in life – you don’t burn all the bridges that have slighted you because you need someone to hold out your hand and cushion you if you ever fall from grace or your current elevated position.

    • 25 GGail
      July 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Linda, you should send Nina an email and say just what you’ve said here and see if she provides you an explanation

      • 26 globalcitizenlinda
        July 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        Ok GGail, I will consider it;

        but first I have to take a few moment to calm down and contemplate how to approach her. she has become unbearable yet we had so much hope in her.

        you have to understand that she was a breakthrough to so many of us because she focused on issues that matter to the people;

        her candidacy was a novelty to a state that has never elected a black woman to any state-wide position.

        now most of my friends who worked on her campaign just shake our heads as we look at her public pronouncements and carryings on … it like when a favorite person commits an a shameful act in a public square and you have only one thing to do which is avert your eyes

        • 27 GGail
          July 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm

          Linda, you should send just what you’ve written. Tell her how much hope and then disappointment she’s brought to so many of you

      • 28 COS
        July 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        I think Nina Turner has turned a lot of people away fro her. I also think she has ruined her career for sure in the Democratic party.

    • 29 arapaho415
      July 24, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      GE GLC.

      Sanderbot’s actions are predictable (and juvenile) and they’re getting a lot of what they want — media coverage because Philly isn’t shut down like Cleveland was last week.

      But really, only MSM, Sanders and Trump supporters care — everyone else is tending to their own cares (like hoping it’ll cool down soon #HeatDome).

  5. July 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    • 32 jackiegrumbacher
      July 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      I think you’re absolutely right, Arapaho. People haven’t got time to follow the minutia of infighting. They will hear great speeches next week and see a strong and unified party. And I wouldn’t worry about Donna Brazzile. Nobody is going to replace her and she is a tough cookie who won’t take any nonsense from Berniebots.

  6. July 24, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t get it. I learned about 20 years ago not to say anything in an email that you didn’t want to be publicly known. This is especially true if you work for high profile people. It’s not rocket science!

    • July 24, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Hello! Learned that lesson back in the 80’s also; in fact, it was a point of contention between my former fiance and me. Our relationship fell into a gray area of the fraternization rules as we were both enlisted when we started dating, however, I got commissioned about a year later. As it was my a$$ that would be on the line, I objected to the online love letters and poetry via the USMC email system. One of many reasons he’s a former…

    • 35 Obama Grandmama
      July 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Me too! I now know to be careful what I write in emails. They can be forwarded and read by those you do not intend to see it. Also the method of being fast does not allow you to rethink your wording so it is not misunderstood or for you to have second thoughts about sending it. I used to write my emails to my grown kids, then decide to save as a draft to see if I wanted to reword it before sending it. Lots of times I forgot about it. Once when my brother was helping me with a computer problem he asked me, “Do you want to send these drafts?” Before the word no came out of my mouth he hit send. Off went the email to my oldest son I had forgotten about and would not have sent to him. He did not speak to me for three months after getting it. Lesson learned.

  7. July 24, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    From POU:

    Keithnohio

    I just want to post that there are people that are a little lost as to who is really running the ship behind the scenes with the Democratic Party. As of just this past week the ABC/Washington Post most recent poll the American electorate had PBO at a 56% approval rating. He is currently the most admired man on earth running 8 years and the MOST POWERFUL MAN ON EARTH.

    That being said he basically has hand picked his successors to he and Joe Biden. That would be the HILLARY/KAINE2016 ticket. He is confident his accomplishments and legacy will be placed in good hands.

    President Obama is a Master Politician and the most Pragmatic thinker I have ever witnessed. He thinks 30 years into the future while everyone else on earth is still obsessed about yesterday. Madame President was not selected as SOS by POB on some whim. His goal was to keep her out of the Senate so she could get foreign policy credentials that would eventually help her make a presidential run.

    Tim Kaine was the first big time politician to endorse PBO in 2008 when Kaine was Virginia Governor. He has worked with PBO very closely for all of his Presidency. PBO appointed him as DNC chair as well (oooops). He trusts Tim Kaine with his family and life from the info that I have gathered.

    Our current Dem ticket was structured to keep the CHANGE (REVOLUTION) we started in 2008 moving FORWARD into the next Presidency. Hillary for America has plenty of OFA and Obama campaign operatives working for her campaign today.

    President Obama is pulling all the major strings and directing traffic behind the scenes as we speak in the Democratic party. I CHALLENGE anyone to tell me that this is not the case. We are in good hands folks KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!

    • 37 cd4biden
      July 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      TY Rikyrah, I needed to read this. Will print it and read it every day from now until 11/8 as I am so angry right now.

      I just read one of the articles from the last thread about the Sanders delegates challenging the VP choice. The guy leading the charge on this issue is from my community, and is somewhat of a friend. I supported him when he ran for office 2 yrs ago. Now I’m thinking thank god he didn’t win. I always thought he was intelligent and politically astute. Now I don’t know what to think. I can’t believe he is leading this group of Berners. I can only hope I will be calm and respectful when I next run into him at the post office, as I do several times each month.

      All I can think is what kind of koolaid did these Berners drink? We had our annual community parade in June and there were 2 floats for Bernie. Both were blasting super loud music and screaming campaign slogans. Granted it was right before the June primary. But the number of people I knew who were marching along waving Bernie signs floored me. I don’t get what anyone has seen in him after the first few months of his campaign, and it has certainly changed my mind about quite a few of the people out here. Hopefully I will calm down soon and this will be the end of my rant. I dare not go into town until I regain my composure. Arghhh!

    • 44 Betsy
      July 24, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      LOVE this^^^

    • 45 MightyPamela
      July 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I grow weary of people calling PBO a ‘master politician’, even when they mean it as an honor and compliment. PBO/BHO is SO MUCH MORE EVOLVED and conscious than any other pol has EVER been, he is a Leader, a Visionary, an Intuitive and Collective demonstration of the future of humankind. If we are to survive what is coming, more and more people would do well to set aside their tiny personalities and become like PBO. He has always said, what: “It’s Not About Me”. He didn’t just say that to be cute or popular, he said it because for him, it IS Truth.

  8. July 24, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    WOW!!

  9. July 24, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Worth the read

    • 57 globalcitizenlinda
      July 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      a few days ago I heard on NPR of a poll where Cheetos, the bigot, had 0% support among black people in some swing states;

      guess when the results come in November 8th, the phrase of the day will be “the silent ‘minority’ voters”;

      many people of different backgrounds know discrimination when we see or hear it;

      so together with many people of conscience a diverse Obama Coalition, we will deliver the result this nation needs to keep moving forward

  10. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    July 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    • 60 cd4biden
      July 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you GCL, for this clip. Another piece of sanity at TOD. Sorry, everyone for my rant up thread. This video is providing some much needed calm for my blood pressure. Have a good rest of the weekend everyone.

      • 61 globalcitizenlinda
        July 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm

        we have to have each others’ backs and help each other out;

        a rant here … a rant there => sometimes we need to get something off our chests;

        the implication of the possibility of losing this election cannot be overstated;

        and the question this election: who are these people who are so filled with hate of people who are different and are very proud of it

      • 62 mtmarilyn
        July 24, 2016 at 10:25 pm

        CD, we are all so thankful for this place. Never apologize for a rant. This is the place you can come and do that and then get the information and answers we need to go on.

  11. 64 Ladyhawke
    July 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    60 MINUTES starting now HILLARY CLINTON & TIM KAINE

  12. 65 carolyn
    July 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Well, Hillary Clinton has asked DWS to be her honorary chair of her 50 state campaign…….

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      July 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Sounds like a behind-the-scenes, do-no-harm, save-face move, which will end in November. Just so she doesn’t speak at the convention!

  13. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  14. 74 Roberta in MN
    July 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    That was very telling. I hope the Bernie people that are still going nuts will take heed and do the right thing. Stonekettle Station has a great post up if you get a change to read it. Hello everyone. Had to leave for a bit today and just now catching up. BBL. more reading to do.
    AMK, congrats on your Daughter Unit acing her exams. Just didn’t get a change to say so earlier.

  15. July 24, 2016 at 7:12 pm

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  17. 77 carolyn
    July 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Am watching the 60 minutes interview with Clinton/Kaine. Two incredibly smart, experienced, wise, articulate caring people. They’ll do it!

  18. 78 JER
    July 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    @NYDailyNews 53m
    .@LeonardGreene: Donald Trump must lose and lose badly to abolish the hate brewing in U.S. http://nydn.us/29Yo14K

  19. July 24, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    OH YES, GIRL, you are going to need him just like the rest of us.

  20. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    July 24, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  21. July 24, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    PBO always has to clean up the mess.

    • 82 susanne
      July 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      and he always does it with grace ❤

    • 83 99ts
      July 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      The dems didn’t have any idea what they had – until he is leaving. How they wasted much of his time with their petty remarks and negative outlook.

      • July 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        UGH, I can’t even think about it or I’ll be perpetually angry…….If I wasn’t alive to witness this entire mess, I’d never believe it could possibly be true.

        • 85 cd4biden
          July 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

          A thorough vacuuming of the house can really clear one’s mind. So now I can have your back meta. {{{Hugs}}}

          I focus on the blessing that we have had these 2 amazing families in all our lives for 8 glorious years. To think he could have just been a Senator from Illinois that we never would have heard much about. And there never would have been TOD for all of us. What a true blessing this has all been.

          And I see snippets of Obama and Biden in Clinton and Kaine. Comments like “he has a backbone of steel,” “everyone in Congress loves him,” “she is fearless,” “he is very comfortable in his own skin.” I believe we are going to have 4, if not 8,more years of much of what we have already experienced these last 8 years. I am so looking forward to it.

          • 86 Betsy
            July 24, 2016 at 10:37 pm

            I agree with you cd4biden. I was very impressed with the 60 minutes interview and Hillary saying she’d be having Obama on speed dial, lol. I am finally excited for our future with President Clinton, and VP Kaine.

            • 87 Betsy
              July 24, 2016 at 10:38 pm

              But I also have to say, I will miss President Obama and VP Biden very, very, very much and I will cry buckets when he & Michelle leave the White House.

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      July 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Well, I believe he “hired” her for that role, since he’s the leader of the Democratic Party, so sounds pretty appropriate to me.

  22. 89 Ladyhawke
    July 24, 2016 at 7:55 pm

  23. July 24, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    These last two links are the most definitive/explanatory threads and only thing you need to read on Trump-Putin if you don’t have time for all that is out there:

  24. 91 GGail
    July 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I refuse to let wikileaks hijack our upcoming Dem Convention narrative. It’s just the latest shiny object

  25. 92 Ladyhawke
    July 24, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  26. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Great. Our “feels like” (heat index) temp. right now in the Midwest is 110 degrees Fahrenheit! At 7 p.m.

  27. 94 Don
    July 24, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Of course I missed the 60 minutes interview with Hills and Kaine because my dopey ass was watching NYPD Blue for the millionth freaking time and I forgot.

    • 95 carolyn
      July 24, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Watch it on YouTube of Cbs streaming. It will be worth your effort. The contrast between these two and the other two is startling. As I said above, two smart, articulate, caring, knowledgeable people.

    • July 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      The Clinton-Klaine 60 Minutes interview were a whole lot better then the Trump and his little puppet 60 Minutes interview last week.

  28. July 24, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • July 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Good grief, Trump is pathological. Tweeting (or letting his team tweet) such childish insults. Can you just imagine what the media would say if Hillary Clinton behaved like this ? Or President Obama ???

      • July 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm

        Jeb Bush says Donald J. Trump needs help. I really don’t know how Trump can be trusted with classified information. Trump says he is much smarter then Jonathan Leibowitz, Jon Stewart. Well Donald J. Trump you are the only one who think that.

    • 101 amk for obama
      July 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what a calm and collected man. that’s what the world needs right now.

  29. July 24, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Interesting Comment:

  30. 110 globalcitizenlinda
    July 24, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    okay, back to my scheduled programming for today and the next week => the DNC convention;

    I have not yet had the chance to view the complete line up of the DNC speakers for tomorrow, Monday or any other day for that matter.

    I intend to watch as much of it as my work schedule will permit.

  31. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    News to me. Glad it’s Donna!

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  34. 123 amk for obama
    July 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  35. 124 FoxfireTX
    July 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    It is incredibly sad to see the hatred and bigotry that Trump has unleashed in this country. We all knew that it was always there, just beneath the surface, but now it is everywhere. I am shocked at the things written in comment sections on places like the Washington Post. In the past, the haters limited their comments to the far right sites like Fox and Breibart. Now it is everywhere you turn. It is going to take a very long time to put that genie back in the bottle.

    For the life of me, I cannot recall a presidential candidate who has so damaged our country in so many ways in such a short period of time, from the raging hatred here to the damage to our international partnerships. It is mind boggling.

  36. 125 FoxfireTX
    July 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    BTW, Josh Marshall speculated last night that the reason Trump won’t release his tax returns is not related to lower than expected taxes, income or net worth, but that the returns may well demonstrate just how deeply he is financially involved with Putin’s thugs. Sure wish there was a way to force him to reveal them.

  37. 126 amk for obama
    July 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

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  39. 128 GGAIL
    July 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I have my 9 almonds and I’m ready to watch the west coast feed of 60 minutes 😊

  40. 131 amk for obama
    July 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  41. 132 amk for obama
    July 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm

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  43. July 24, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Bernie surrogate Sarandon hold a climate change rally in Vernon Park in Germantown…in the middle if a overwhelmingly Black neighborhood….
    par for the course…it is a mostly white rally…not much participation from the community

  44. 140 globalcitizenlinda
    July 24, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    looking at the DNC schedule for Tuesday, I see that the Mothers of the Movement (the mothers whose lost their kids due to gun violence and police brutality) appear after WJC;

    will the media outlets let keep the spotlight on them or will they start their “analysis” at the end of WJC and ignore these mothers? hoping for the best


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