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The President Speaks


161 Responses to “The President Speaks”


  1. July 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  2. 2 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    TY, Nerdy! Let’s do this!!

  3. 4 amk for obama
    July 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Yup. Let’s own that @POTUS forever.

  4. 6 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2016 at 11:53 pm

  5. 9 GGAIL
    July 28, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Good night TOD family.

  6. 10 Anna Luc
    July 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Hillary’s speech was great! And 1.85 million streamed it on tube.com!!

    • 11 COS
      July 28, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Wow!!! also, the Bernie or bust crowd need to realize that they are outnumbered.

    • 12 CEB
      July 29, 2016 at 12:04 am

      All of these viewers as well as those who watched via C-span, know what a sewer the other media is and rightly avoided them.

      • 13 jacquelineoboomer
        July 29, 2016 at 12:21 am

        It was also showing on the major cable news channels and many local channels, as well. Lots of people saw it. Yay!

    • 14 Anna Luc
      July 29, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Yeah, I was viewing the DNC stream and could not understand a word the protesters were saying. LOL If I hadn’t seen a list of the counter chants on Al Giordano’s twitter stream, I would not even know there was a protest.

  7. 15 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

  8. 17 No Child Left Behind
    July 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

  9. 20 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Loved that speech and she delivered it beautifully.

    • July 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

      MY daughter and i talked about how profound it was for her mention…the travesty of Systemic Racism….no presidential candidate has ever uttered those words….systemic racism and criminal justice reform….

      it has to be acknowledged before it can be eradicated…

      #TruthAndReconcillaition

  10. 22 desertflower
    July 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Night all…insecure men everywhere having meltdowns (see above) I need some rest. Tomorrow we begin again.

  11. 24 CEB
    July 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

    We are truly living in” the best of times and the worst of times.”
    Hillary came through and now it begins in earnest. God help us all.
    Good night, TOD.

  12. 25 Ladyhawke
    July 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

  13. 26 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 12:05 am

  14. 28 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 12:07 am

  15. 30 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 12:08 am

  16. 31 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 12:09 am

  17. 32 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 12:10 am

  18. 33 CEB
    July 29, 2016 at 12:10 am

    In my lifetime: A Black man is a successful twice elected president of the United States and a woman, with a good chance to win, is the Democratic nominee for the office. This is earth-shattering.

  19. July 29, 2016 at 12:12 am

  20. 39 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2016 at 12:15 am

  21. 40 Ladyhawke
    July 29, 2016 at 12:15 am

  22. 44 4morefor44
    July 29, 2016 at 12:18 am

    i’ve tried to stop the clintons for decades. now, i’m trusting the obamas’ endorsements, this perfectly run convention, and the clintons own words and actions in this campaign so far, and i can get behind hillary’s campaign now. that’s the whole point of conventions, and for me with this one it worked.

    as a small business owner, the line that had most impact on me since i’ve never heard one like it before, was about the stress of waiting in a bank parking lot to hear if you got the loan. been there, done that! multiple times. hillary’s full embrace of the obamas, and vice versa, is the only clue on what i need to do the rest of this year in terms of politics. mission accomplished with this convention.

    • 45 susanne
      July 29, 2016 at 12:53 am

      I trust PBO on every single aspect of running this country, and if he says HRC is good, then that’s good enough for me! πŸ™‚

  23. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    July 29, 2016 at 12:21 am

    • 47 MadameSoph
      July 29, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Nerdy, thesse Tweets! You’re hurting me! Gonna have a six pack tomorrow from the ab workout!

      Ambien called… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή

      • 48 cd4biden
        July 29, 2016 at 1:29 am

        Hey Nerdy, you provided proof that the HRC campaign staff reads TOD. Just last night I posted a comment asking why don’t any of the Democratic candidates say what PBO is always saying when the audience boos, and that is “Don’t boo, Vote!” And tonight there it is in HIllary’s speech. First time I’ve ever heard her say it.

    • 49 amk for obama
      July 29, 2016 at 12:41 am

      wingnutz freaking out over fucking flagpin.

      mission accomplished.

    • 52 Dudette
      July 29, 2016 at 12:47 am

      βœ¨πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŒŸπŸ’«

  24. 53 Anna
    July 29, 2016 at 12:22 am

    The Black Man paved the way for the Woman, Democrats both, move over republicans, move out of town, be still, better yet do something for the people and not your sugar daddies.

  25. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    July 29, 2016 at 12:23 am

    And Nerdy Wonderful has spoken. I feel as though you were part of the “DNC” (Don’t Need Cable) all week, sugar! You were the Blogger in Chief to all of us, and we thank you so very much!

  26. 57 MadameSoph
    July 29, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Hello TOD,

    I have been on board the Barack Obama train since the 2004 Dem Convention speech. As I watched the best President of my lifetime in action, I became a proud, “ride or die” Obamabot. If my 2008 self, or even my before-Joe-said-he -woudn’t-run self, could have seen me tonight, completely fan-girling over Hillary Clinton, she wouldn’t have believed it.

    I knew I would be happy about the first woman nominee for president, but I had no idea how overcome with emotion I would be. I completely lost it, in an unexpected way. The little girl who was bullied and preyed upon, the young woman who was harrassed and patronized, the adult woman who too many times had to silently roll her eyes, bite her tongue and take a deep breath. For all of the times I’ve tamed myself, quieted myself and stopped myself from shining too brightly; for all of the times I’ve walked from point A to point B with my keys strategically positioned between my fingers, for all of my sisters who have endured the same or worse, I cried like a baby and raised my fists into the air.

    Damn, over Hillary Clinton! πŸ˜„

    But, I’m still happy we have almost six more glorious PBO months left 😌

    • July 29, 2016 at 12:34 am

      Her biography was woven beautifully into the speech and it allowed a window into the person of Hillary Clinton and what motivates her. Beautifully crafted and delivered speech. Brought tears for me also. It was touching for me how the trauma and suffering of her mother’s early life translated into Hillary’s work for children and her desire to be a champion for the marginalized.

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      July 29, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Hugs to you, dear Madame Soph! Six more months and then we get to see what he does next!

    • 60 theo67
      July 29, 2016 at 12:50 am

      Beautifully said! I felt the same.

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      July 29, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Madame Soph, you truly speak for me. You have told the story of women in America. Thank you!

  27. 62 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 12:26 am

    bj poster

    Democrats: Love trumps hate.
    Republicans: Love Trump’s hate.
    What a difference an apostrophe makes.

  28. July 29, 2016 at 12:32 am

    These clueless P.O.S. BernieorBust mfu**ers piss me off to no end….I have more hate for them than when my favorite sports teams lose to their arch-rivals. I don’t like this feeling….

  29. July 29, 2016 at 12:35 am

    What a magnificent convention! Thank you, NW for your wonderful coverage and many tweets. It was a pleasure to cover the convention with rest you here on TOD.

  30. 76 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 12:45 am

    rethugs: let’s make obama a one-term president.

    dems: let’s make it a third term.

  31. July 29, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Probably the only thing that has subsided my internal anger at Bernie dead-enders was this story about political reporters getting worked over by Philly natives. Dumbshit reporters forgot that Philly fans don’t hesitate to throw batteries at their professional teams’ players if they screw up!

    Reactions to Clinton speech CNN: Very positive 71% Somewhat 15% Negative 12%

    Affect your vote: More Likely 60% Less 6% No Effect 33%

    Clinton’s policies will move country in the: Right direction: 82% Wrong 16%

  32. 79 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:02 am

  33. 80 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 1:11 am

  34. 81 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 1:12 am

    LOL.

  35. 82 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 1:12 am

    • 83 99ts
      July 29, 2016 at 3:38 am

      They were all looking for a negative – what I heard in about 30 seconds
      – If she isn’t up by 10 next week, Trump will win
      – Speech should have been about her – talked too much about Trump (and I can imagine what they would have said if she didn’t mention Trump)
      – Not as good as the President’s speech

      sigh

  36. July 29, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Prominent GOP pollster

    Gotta say…the despair & reactions coming through Twitter TLs that the RWNJ are having is an extremely nice palate to end the night on.

    TY Nerdy for you tireless work……

    I’m emotionally exhausted having been pulled in so many directions this week. History was once again made tonight….GN my beautiful TOD family πŸ™‚

  37. 85 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:31 am

  38. 91 Judith Fardig
    July 29, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Excellent, inclusive convention for the DNC despite occasional attempts to sabotage it from people who should be out protesting TRUMP rallies, not our candidates. Now we do the hard work of getting people registered, convinced to vote for Democrats, and to the polls to cast that vote.

  39. 92 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:50 am

  40. 93 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:51 am

  41. 95 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Someone haz a sad. Boohoo!

  42. 96 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:57 am

  43. 97 FoxfireTX
    July 29, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Good evening TOD! What a night. Hillary had the best speech of her career. But I do think she could possibly use a slightly different approach to speech writing. From what I’ve read, she does it by committee which involves up to 8 people. I suspect if she had one or two writers who knew “her voice” they might come out better. I simply do not think her delivery is bad, she is not Barack or Michelle, but she is not a bad speaker. I simply think her speeches try to cover too much which is where the committee approach is obvious.

    In any event, wasn’t she wearing white tonight in honor of the suffragettes? That is what I assumed.

    She did a masterful job of eviscerating Trump, and I suspect he will go off on another tirade in the next couple of days. A couple of those lines were keepers and should be rolled out again and again. The man’s ego simply cannot take it, particularly from a woman. I saw somewhere that he wanted to “hit him (Bloomberg) so hard it would make his head spin” after his speech last night. Funny. This at a rally today in IA.

    Overall, I thought the convention was nothing short of masterful. There were clear themes each day, with a nice building of tempo throughout the evening. It could not have gone much better. I feel a little bad for DWS, she must have put a ton into this. But it had to be done so c’est la vie.

    It will be very interesting to see how things play out. I believe she is going to win this election, she has lost before and will not let this one slip away from her. But the really interesting thing will be to see the states, the margins, etc. Split ticket voting has been on the decline and I suspect she is going to attract a ton of indies and moderate Rs. The election really is being reshaped (thanks to PBO) as democracy versus DT. No longer about Hillary specifically. This theme MUST be kept up over the coming months.

    But I also know she will lose some of the women. Sadly, it is never just some men who are threatened by powerful, accomplished women but a certain segment of women who find it equally threatening. They will flock to Trump.

    Thanks to Nerdy and everyone here for this incredible coverage. It has been quite the week!

  44. 98 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 1:59 am

  45. 100 Obama Grandmama
    July 29, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Well, I must admit I am no longer voting for Hillary as the lesser of two evils or just to stop Trump. Having watched both conventions all the way through I am thoroughly convinced Hillary will do a good job with that baton PBO has passed onto her. She is ready now. The personal stories helped convince me. She is experienced, caring, a listener and a person that knows how to get things done. I am ready to be a real supporter, maybe not quite as fervently as with PBO, but close. Great convention. I do not think there could have been anything done better. Berniebots annoyed me, but strong arming them would have made us no better than the GOP tactics.

  46. 102 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:13 am

  47. 103 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:13 am

  48. 104 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:16 am

  49. 105 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:16 am

  50. 106 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:17 am

  51. 107 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:18 am

  52. 108 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:21 am

  53. 110 purpleshoesla
    July 29, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Pulled out this gem from the 2012 election. The message STILL holds true, perhaps even more so this time around. Still have the t-shirt, will be wearing it over the next 100 days as I do my little part to get out the vote for #DEMS2016.

  54. 112 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:39 am

  55. 113 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:40 am

  56. 114 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:41 am

  57. 116 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:44 am

    I think so too! πŸ™‹πŸ½

  58. 117 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:45 am

  59. 118 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:46 am

  60. 119 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:47 am

  61. 120 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:49 am

  62. 121 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:50 am

  63. 124 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:50 am

  64. 125 amk for obama
    July 29, 2016 at 2:52 am

  65. 128 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:53 am

    πŸ€“

  66. 129 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:54 am

  67. 130 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:55 am

  68. 131 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Whoa! Yeh, he’s right.

  69. 132 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 2:59 am

    LOL!

  70. 133 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Zing!

  71. 134 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:07 am

    This needs to be in an ad!

  72. 135 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:08 am

  73. 136 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:10 am

    ROFL!

  74. 138 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Heheheheh!

  75. 146 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:17 am

  76. 147 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:23 am

  77. 148 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:26 am

  78. 149 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:34 am

  79. 153 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Love this!

  80. 155 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Perfect song to leave you with… Take it away Whitney!

    Goodnight Everyone!

  81. 156 Dudette
    July 29, 2016 at 3:49 am

  82. July 29, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Good morning TOD!

    A week of historical moments, for sure!

  83. July 29, 2016 at 7:58 am

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  85. 161 99ts
    July 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Good Lord – MJ is lauding the Democratic Convention – one guy – whose name I do not know – looking a little bitter about everyone loving the democrats & Hillary.


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