102 Responses to “President Obama Participates In A Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall”


  1. 2 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    HOPE IT’S AN AWESOME TOWN HALL..WILL HAVE TO CATCH THE VIDEO LATER………………

  2. August 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    INSANE doesn’t even come close:

  3. 11 Nena20409
    August 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

  4. August 3, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    And then there are those who think Trump is the better candidate because of his business “sense”…

  5. August 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who was killed in the Iraq War, said he is done giving interviews after a week in the national spotlight blasting Donald Trump.

    “Enough is enough,” he told CNN on Tuesday night. “We are not going to participate in this tit for tat.”

    Khizr Khan said on Tuesday he is satisfied he has delivered his message.

    “I want to leave it here. Let the rest of them, the politicians, hash it out,” he said.

  6. 15 GGail
    August 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I’m beginning to feel like I’ve slipped into a Trump-all-the-time-Blog. He’s getting about as much if not more air time here on TOD than the local news stations.

    I know there has got to be more informative events and news happening in the US and around the world.

    😯

    • 16 CEB
      August 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Yes; we need to remind each other what and for whom we are voting, not so much about what we are voting against.

    • 17 0388jojothecat
      August 3, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      I was thinking that too GGail. He says stupid crap everyday. I don’t watch the news to specifically stay away from hearing or seeing DT. Enough please TOD. There are other sites that will inform you about the DT crazy.

    • August 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      I almost hate going to my FB page because every other post is a gag inducing photo of…him. I don’t mind the articles so much, I really don’t want to have to look at him as well. I count on TOD to give me my sane news info across the board.

    • 19 cd4biden
      August 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      I agree. It was not 10 minutes ago that I was saying to myself, “Thank God that the convention is over so we don’t have to talk about or read about BS anymore on TOD. Now if I can just figure out how to read TOD without having to slog thru all these comments about Trump.”

      What about focusiing, instead, on down ticket races in your area, and efforts in your community to GOTV. We all need ideas of how to help Dems win the White House and Congressional seats, as well as Governorships, State legislatures, Mayoral races and more. Let’s become an info sharing site where we let each other know the effots that are working, or the great ideas someone has come up with, so other communities and groups can copy them.

    • 22 purpleshoesla
      August 3, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      GG, take a few minutes to watch some of the YALI town hall in the clip Nerdy Wonderful has provided up top for us TODDers today. You’ll feel right as rain. I just watched the first 15 mins (PBO’s prepared remarks) here at work before he started taking questions; I’ll watch the rest of it later. But the energy of the crowd, PBO’s interactions with them and learning more about this initiative and the great things these young folks are doing back in their countries, just pumped me up and erased any thoughts of HIM WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED. You can always “scroll and roll” through comments. CokeMom who used to post here offered that sage advice during the 2012 elections and it always stuck with me.

  7. 24 Nena20409
    August 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    If Only he said such THING in 2000. The Rehnquist Courts & Scalia….both dead now, would never have had the opportunity to have appointed GWB POTUS.

  8. 25 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

  9. August 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  10. 27 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      August 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Dudette, this is where good campaign organizing and election protection strategies can make a difference. The Georgia Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign need to contact every voter and make sure they are properly registered. If a polling place has been moved, either the campaign or local Democrats or churches can arrange buses in all day shifts. Every polling place has to have poll watchers, armed with the rules, a good camera and a speed dial connection to the legal team on call. If voters are challenged at the polling place, the watchers need to bring in legal reinforcements ASAP. No county in Georgia or any other state where intimidation is the order of the day should be without a legal team. And there is always a national number to call to report violations that will require a higher level intervention.

  11. 33 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 3:55 pm

  12. 34 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

  13. 35 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

  14. 36 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  15. 40 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Good shirt

  16. 41 CEB
    August 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Dudette, thanks for the palate cleansing posts.

  17. 42 Ladyhawke
    August 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    But let’s entertain another interpretation of what’s going on here. Republicans have shifted into a much higher state of Red Alert because Trump’s erratic antics are revealing just how reckless their decision to nominate him really was. In other words, Trump is now threatening to damage the party in far worse ways than Republicans had bargained for, because he’s revealing in inescapably clear terms the real character and qualifications of the person they knowingly nominated to run the country.

  18. August 3, 2016 at 4:15 pm

  19. 45 Nena20409
    August 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  20. August 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I’m very disgusted by the return of birtherism on CNN:

  21. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    August 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

  22. 48 GGail
    August 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I’m going to be peeping in from this point on to see how many mentions of the GOP candidate gets posted on this thread and by whom.

    I’ll give a report later this evening with the total count and the names of those who just “got to post something about him”.

    So, who’s going on my list…??? 🙂

    • 49 jacquelineoboomer
      August 3, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Ha. I totally get what you mean, but sometimes this is the place where we let loose, rather than “in public”!!! I’ll try to be good, ’cause I’m already on lots of lists! 🙂 We each must find a way to save ourselves, of course. Love ya, GGail. Hang in there.

      • 50 GGail
        August 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        I just don’t want this to be the dumping ground for “him”. This is The Obama Diary and was named so for a reason. So those of us who love President Obama & his family could gather together to discuss politics and how to improve our future.

        But on the last Thread, I noticed comment after comment, after comment was all about “him”.

        Now, I know there are those who will blatantly disregard this request – even tho I do have a point, but, for the rest of you good people, please, let’s not give him so much of my super power. I feel it draining away and soon will be forced to stop reading TOD altogether. And that will break my heart.

        • 51 Betsy
          August 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm

          I’ve been “away” and wonder if there are any pictures of the state dinner and Mrs. Obama’s dress other than the video I saw, I think, on the last thread? Do you know? Thanks GGail.

        • 56 57andfemale
          August 3, 2016 at 5:56 pm

          Preserving and furthering PBO’s legacy means that this election really matters. I understand what you mean, GGail, but we have to fight our hearts out to win in 2016. That’s what PBO needs us to do.

        • 57 No Child Left Behind
          August 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

          GG, Noted. I have been so guilty in the past without knowing it.

          I’ve always appreciated reading news on this administration, the race to the WH, world affairs, and other matters that I, too, posted various info, mainly in the form of tweets. A great number of them were definitely about “him”; some funny, some to update on the latest nonsense from him and/or his supporters/surrogates. My mistake.

        • 59 0388jojothecat
          August 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

          We need to post things that the GOP are trying to do to steal the election. We need to showcase PBO’s administration remaining months in office because is doing LOTS. We need to know when GOTV events or OFA events or DNC events are going on. In my opinion DT will be gone before the debates. He won’t be on the ticket. We need to GOTV for DEMS….Please very little DT, we all know he is crazy one more story won’t change things.

      • 61 GGail
        August 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm

        Love you too J’OB ❤

    • 62 99ts
      August 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Name and shame – I thought that was a GOP tactic

    • August 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      QQn at Gail….ummmm…time for a drink Gail…hahahaha

    • August 3, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      With all due respect, GGail, Donald Trump poses an “existential threat” to this country. I see no problem with TOD focusing on exposing Trump and the threat he poses to the United States. Ignoring him will not make him go away

  23. 70 JER
    August 3, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    LIVE NOW: Hillary Clinton Rally In Commerce City, Colorado

  24. August 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    • 72 0388jojothecat
      August 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Why don’t they just raise enough money and send him to Afghanistan and drop him out of an helicopter in the middle of fighting? If he gets wounded then PBO will have to give him a purple heart……living or dead….

  25. 73 arapaho415
    August 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Missed #YAL speech 😦 , but have to say when I watched this… is this the cutest @POTUS ever?!?!?

    Most expressive face, love it.

    And for those looking for more awwww (from Monday):

  26. 81 99ts
    August 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Here ya go – a mention of Trump – count me 1

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/polltracker/fox-poll-clinton-lead

    Fox News Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump By Double Digits
    Hillary Clinton soared ahead of Republican opponent Donald Trump by 10 points nationally in the latest Fox News poll.
    Clinton received support from nearly half the people polled by Fox, 49-39

    • 82 0388jojothecat
      August 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      This is fine….pictures of stupid, crazy, things no so much……no pictures, his face gives me nightmares 🙂 🙂

      • 83 99ts
        August 3, 2016 at 7:41 pm

        I find it sad that TODers are criticising each other – this is what Trump wants – this proves how he works to antagonize people. If I don’t like a post I skip over it – as do most TODers. Too much love for PBO in here to allow the buffoon to divide people.

  27. 84 arapaho415
    August 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    For Betty, just saw that @PeteSouza, world’s greatest photographer with the most historic gig in the world posted this: 🙂

  28. August 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm

  29. 89 JER
    August 3, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    It was crowded on the Truman Balcony last night before the State Dinner. Slide show: http://go.wh.gov/V3FxS9

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

  30. 90 arapaho415
    August 3, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    More non-Trump news (rightfully shamed by GGail 😉 ):

    “Sales of VIP tickets to the “yearly gathering of federal, state, and local leaders dedicated to the goal of restoring and sustaining Lake Tahoe,” were halted this week over concerns that scalpers were buying up the inventory with an eye for a markup and resale.”

    General admission tickets are still on sale for event on August 31, as Harry Reid goes out in style (can’t think of a more gorgeous setting):

  31. August 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    FLOTUS and Jame Corden Carpool Karaoke video ……37,196,311

    • 94 cd4biden
      August 4, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Well I’m at least 3 dozen of those, maybe more. Don’t know how many times I have played it while doing household chores. 😵

  32. August 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    ohhhh my goodness

  33. August 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  34. 98 Nena20409
    August 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    POTUS’ Full Video: Town Hall with Students from 50 plus African Nations.

    Good Evening, TOD.


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