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  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    October 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    HEADS UP: President Obama’s town hall will air tonight on ESPN at 10PM EDT.

  2. October 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    POTUS was on FIRE today

  3. October 11, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Let’s go, Kaep

  4. October 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  5. 15 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  6. 16 whenpamelawandered
    October 11, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    We are all graced by the presence of First Lady Michelle Obama. ❤️🌹🙏🏻🌹❤️

  7. 18 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  8. 19 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 9:28 pm

  9. October 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Yup; as evidence by the last eight years…

  10. 22 99ts
    October 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I remember in 2009/10 there was talk about the disjointed democratic party – how the blue dogs were closer to republicans and didn’t always support the President – whereas the GOP stood together.

    Seems the only thing that kept the GOP together was their racist hate against the President. The democrats have become the party of the sane, the party that puts country first, the party where all are working together to elect the first woman President of the USA. It is an absolute delight to see all the people – especially POTUS & FLOTUS – campaigning for and supporting Hillary Clinton.

    I knew Donald Trump was an aberration – I never expected that the republican party would disintegrate around him. Unless he gets cut off 100% from social media – his vote could go lower than 27% & he is taking the house down with him.

    There will not be enough popcorn in the world ….

  11. October 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  12. 25 MadameSoph
    October 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Good evening TOD!

    Stepping in from lurking mode to post this:

    “Get your own rally” God, how I love PBO!

    • 26 MadameSoph
      October 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      How many times have we watched these hecklers interrupt POTUS and FLOTUS the past few years, and now HRC this election. Now, PBO is just all out of FTG! Love it!!!

    • 27 arapaho415
      October 11, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      GE MadameS.

      Perhaps this is where DJT’s campaign funds are going…

      • 28 MadameSoph
        October 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

        Ugh. So tired of this vileness. Gonna go watch PBO’s full speech on YouTube now to cleanse my brain and lift my soul…

  13. 29 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  14. 33 desertflower
    October 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  15. 34 sjterrid
    October 11, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Hello, TOD! I wrote my comment on the last thread before I realized that Nerdy put up a new post. So I’m repeating here. I haven’t been here since Wednesday, so I hope you are all doing well. I was helping my Church with their annual Agora, Greek Festival, Thursday from Sunday, and I was at two phone banks for Hillary on Thursday and Monday night.

    My thoughts and prayers for anyone that has been affected by Hurricane Matthew.

    Reply

    • 35 99ts
      October 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Hello sjterrid – it seems a busy time you have had. I love how all the TODers help with GOTV events. Where I live voting is compulsory so we don’t have to do any of this (probably as well – most are not very politically motivated).

      • 36 sjterrid
        October 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        We have been calling voters in New Jersey two nights a week to go to PA on the weekends to Canvas and phone bank at a campaign office there. I’m sure there will be a big GOTV campaign there starting Saturday before the election.

  16. October 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm

  17. 39 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

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  20. 42 globalcitizenlinda
    October 11, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    the homegrown demagogue has once again made this country a laughing stock across the globe.

    yes, even the current dictators who have been in power for decades are gleeful about the turn of events in the US and are even using him & his supporters as an argument to justify why democracy is not the best thing for a country;

    so we have one job between now and nov/8th, which is to make sure that he is thoroughly defeated;

    only then can we begin to reverse this kind of media observation:

  21. 43 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Drew Linzer

    How bad is it for Donald Trump? Let’s do the math.

    Even before news broke this weekend about Donald Trump’s 2005 Access Hollywood tapes, he had been receiving some extremely bleak polling numbers. As of today, Trump trails Hillary Clinton by 9 points in Virginia, by 8 points in Pennsylvania, by 6 points in Colorado, by 4 points in Florida, and by 3 points in North Carolina.

    When we run all of these polls though our presidential forecasting model, it predicts that Trump has less than a 10 percent chance of winning the presidency.

    Those are long odds. But they follow from the data. Here’s why our model is able to make such a strong prediction—and why we’re not the only forecasters to see the race this way.

    //
    If we follow this procedure with our current set of state probabilities, Clinton comes out ahead in 99 percent of simulations. That is, in only 1 out of every 100 simulated elections does Donald Trump receive 270 or more electoral votes, and win the election. Clinton’s lead is so substantial that if we count up the electoral votes in the states she’s most likely to win, she gets to 273 by winning Colorado—an outcome that our model estimates is 94 percent likely.

    //

    The other major forecasting models aren’t any more favorable to Trump’s chances. If we take the probabilities of winning each state currently being forecasted by The Upshot, FiveThirtyEight, The Huffington Post, PredictWise, and the Princeton Election Consortium, and run them through the same simulation, the result is nearly identical: Clinton’s implied chances of winning the national election are close to 100 percent:

    FiveThirtyEight: 98 percent
    The Upshot: 97 percent
    The Huffington Post: 99 percent
    Princeton Election Consortium: 98 percent
    PredictWise: 99 percent

    http://votamatic.org/how-bad-is-it-for-donald-trump-lets-do-the-math/

  22. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Good evening, TODville. Not to get melodramatic (not me!), but I just spent almost a full first day today as a 70-year-old! Family and friends made it special. I am here to tell you not to fear this age if you are anywhere close. Not sure how to describe it, but it’s like a whole new lease on life! So glad to have made it to the big 7-0. The melodramatic part? Just saw that car commercial on the teevee (car brand not important)(unless you sell cars), where the guy is saying this, and tonight I feel exactly the same way about reaching this milestone birthday. This is not a call for “cards and letters” – I just wanted to share it with my O’friends! Watch out, world, here I come. Here’s the excerpt:

    “The east and the west are mine. The north and the south are mine.”

    *clink

  23. October 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Sāvion October 9 at 5:16pm ·

    After watching this powerful clip from the documentary 13TH you will understand what Donald J. Trump truly meant by “Make America Great Again.” Please watch 13th on Netflix!

    • 71 MadameSoph
      October 12, 2016 at 1:32 am

      This is going out to everyone I know. Thank you for sharing it! I don’t have Netflix; been putting it off. I’ll have to remedy that now. I really like and admire Ava Duvernay and I know this doc will be excellent.

  24. 72 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  25. 73 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  26. 74 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  27. 75 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm


    President Obama talks with ESPN anchor Stan Verrett during a break at their town hall in Greensboro, N.C. The discussion dealt with race, the importance of historically black universities, the My Brothers Keeper initiative and other topics. Pete Souza

  28. October 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

  29. 81 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Video Now: The Undefeated Presents A Conversation with the President: Race, HBCUs, and Achievement – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

  30. 82 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm

  31. October 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    When are Stone and Trump going to be arrested?

    • 84 hopefruit2
      October 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Good question – I hope it’s soon, quite possibly the day after he suffers a historically humiliating defeat in the November 8.

  32. 85 99ts
    October 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Better than watching the fall of Trump will be the bringing down of Mark Halperin – what a revolting lying ridiculous pundit

    • 86 FoxfireTX
      October 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Soooooo agree with you 99! Absolutely cannot stand the man. Jon Favreau has a youtube clip he keeps posting where Halperin said Trump is a better plitician than PBO and Bill Clinton. The man is a fool. I suspect Favreau keeps retweeting it to throw it in Halperin’s face:-)

      • 87 99ts
        October 12, 2016 at 2:08 am

        I cannot get the picture of him – in the stupid hat – on the plane with Trump out of my brain. Then I lost a week or more of sanity listening to the questions he asked “Are your family excited about the campaign”. ffs (and I do try not to swear – but Halperin – ahhhhhhh)

  33. 89 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm


    President Obama shakes hands along the rope line after a campaign event for Hillary Clinton on October 11, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    • 90 jacquelineoboomer
      October 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      He sure seems to be loving every minute of this! Bet he’s glad he’s not the candidate, too!

      • 91 99ts
        October 12, 2016 at 2:10 am

        I think your right JoB – he looks too thin – putting up with the GOP – let alone what is happening in the world – for 8 years is probably enough – despite we would like him to do it all again.

  34. 92 arapaho415
    October 11, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    GE TODville.

    re: PBO in Greensboro tonight:

  35. 93 arapaho415
    October 11, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I am so sick of all the drama (which will only escalate leading up to election day) and tweets about the deplorable person who is trying to tear this country apart (and is the nominee for the GOP), so here’s some info about PBO — expect to hear A LOT from him and his team before Jan 20, 2017.

  36. 94 arapaho415
    October 11, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Today’s Daily WHPB was gaggle aboard Air Force One today, so may not have gotten the coverage of the ones held in the WH.

  37. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2016 at 12:07 am

    something tells me that as he campaigns for SoS HRC this Thursday in Las Vegas, VP Joe is going to go after the homegrown demagogue in a very pointed manner.

    some of the reasons why the speech may be those of righteous anger and quotable for a while :

    – Uncle Joe does not like bullies and he I think he has already had enough of DT’s boorish behavior;

    – the issue of sexual violence is something VP has worked on for decades and DT & his enablers are directly undermining the progress VP has been trying to make to sensitize and encourage the nation (and especially young people) to reject;

    – and this Thursday, FLOTUS will be on the campaign trail too … so we may see a double beat-down

  38. 98 GGAIL
    October 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Ha! Bill said he was once considered a redneck. Ha!
    Lord Bill

  39. 99 amk for obama
    October 12, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Sopan Deb Verified account ‏@SopanDeb 10m10 minutes ago

    Trumpism tonight: “You better make sure we win or there will be no more Trump rallies. The hell with that. The hell with the rallies.”

    25 replies 41 retweets 67 likes

    hitler bunkee rant, here we come

  40. 100 amk for obama
    October 12, 2016 at 12:57 am

    billy fucking shrub is out, per wsj.

    It’ll be fun to watch alt-reichs rooting for a bush klanistah.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/nbc-to-sever-ties-with-billy-bush-after-lewd-donald-trump-tape-1476226607?mod=e2tw

    • 101 99ts
      October 12, 2016 at 2:14 am

      Still can’t get my head around it being a sacking offence for NBC – but quite acceptable for most of the GOP & supporters to hear it from their Presidential nominee.

      • October 12, 2016 at 9:07 am

        I read a piece that explained that there were a few motivations prompting his dismissal:

        1) They could be liable for hostile work environment claims, which indicate this behavior was not a one-off. Both Trump and Bush seem oblivious to the serious nature of their banter.
        2) He not only cheered Trump’s remarks, he goaded them on. He was bragging about his experience with Trump to others very recently but neglected to tell higher ups that the tape existed.
        3) There were several in their morning line-up who didn’t care for him in the first place.

        I’m glad he’s out simply because it’s a lesson to others to examine their own behavior and language.

        • 103 99ts
          October 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

          gm Meta – I can understand why Bush is being sacked – I just can’t understand why ALL of the GOP hasn’t removed their support from Trump. If it is a sacking offense for one – surely it is for the other.

          • October 12, 2016 at 9:18 am

            Agreed and what this means in the bigger picture is that the GOP is more than willing to go LOW and stay there, blatantly ignoring tremendous disgust from decent people everywhere.

  41. 105 amk for obama
    October 12, 2016 at 1:16 am

    trevor noah

    • October 12, 2016 at 5:54 am

      He’s right.

      I’m waiting for all the women who were assaulted by him to quickly start coming out of the woodwork. Not to mention the witnesses. NDA’S? Is he going to try to sue everyone!?!?!? Do they even matter when it cones to criminal activity?

  42. 107 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2016 at 6:55 am

  43. October 12, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Yesterday for the first time, I actually felt fear of what might happen if Trump ever got close to the White House. He is scary crazy and totally devoid of any sense decorum around what it means to be President.

  44. 112 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2016 at 7:00 am

  45. 113 donna dem 4 obama
    October 12, 2016 at 7:10 am

    I hope she beats him to a pulp!

  46. October 12, 2016 at 7:15 am

    This is this point in the general election where people typically start to really pay attention. I would expect the focus of the candidate’s events to be their policies and what they expect to do once they are elected. Attacks on their opponents would be about the differences in their policies and attempting to persuade voters why their policies are better for the country. Our political system and election process have become so lax that Trump has been able to turn it into a circus. I go to bed each night mentally exhausted from the silliness, sensationalism, and negativity that has infiltrated this general election. I awaken somewhat angered that we, as voters, are being subjected to this.

    I keep saying this is like an extended episode of the Twilight Zone. In this case, you have a spoiled child who has never grown up and continues to be catered to. A bully who is quick to anger and will always retaliate. A selfish person who has no empathy for the plight of others; whose actions are ALWAYS about benefitting himself. A manipulative individual who has been able to use his wealth, external resources, and even the law to get his way. A person so vain he thinks he is perfect – omniscient and omnipotent; who thinks that everyone and everything else is a disaster because he projects all his faults and flaws on others. One so full of deceit that he wouldn’t know the truth if it beat him to a bloody pulp; whose “truth” is based, not on reality, but what’s in *his* mind. A truth that changes on a whim; changes to suit whatever he is trying achieve. A person whom, thus far, has not suffered any significant consequences for his actions, and therefore, sees no need to admit when he is wrong, to apologize, nor repent.

    Trump’s campaign – especially his rallies – has completely transitioned to all entertainment – for himself and for what is now considered his base. Trump isn’t even pretending anymore. His rallies are a forum for name calling – often vulgar, lies, chants of “lock her up” and “guilty”. It encourages racist/misogynistic/xenophobic/homophobic intolerance and tirades. It gives permission to discount the values that made this country great. It says it’s okay to disrespect our system of government and our rule of law. There is no longer any pretense that his campaign is about creating jobs, improving the economy, keeping the country safe…

    His staunchest surrogates and supporters are allowing themselves to be used as tools/weapons in his vendettas — against the Clintons; against Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment; against anyone who dares to challenge him on his claims of grandeur and who calls him out on his lies, his bullying, his deceit, and his lack of business skills.

    As much as I hate to wish away my days, November 8th can’t come soon enough.

  47. 119 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2016 at 7:21 am

    • October 12, 2016 at 7:34 am

      There have already been proof that at least one document was forged/modified.

      It seems that for journalists these days, the route taken is the one that requires the least effort. The least effort is to take information at face value, no matter the source; especially if it has an entertainment/sensational aspect to it. It also seems that the route of least effort is the one taken by the majority. No thinking required.

  48. October 12, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

    #ALL50

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  51. October 12, 2016 at 7:27 am

    • 126 99ts
      October 12, 2016 at 7:37 am

      US really wants to hope Trump is not elected cause he has every intention of arresting people for dissent, getting rid of the 1st amendment and being a law unto himself.

      I am also thinking the protests for BLM are a form of dissent, yet people in the US get arrested for that all the time. It is a fine line between what a country represents and what a country does.

  52. October 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Such an amazing person ….

    Take care everyone … bbl ….

    #ALL50

  53. 128 donna dem 4 obama
    October 12, 2016 at 7:31 am

    This airs tonight on CNN at 9:00PM

  54. 132 99ts
    October 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Donald Trump would be ‘dangerous’ if elected President, UN rights chief says
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-12/un-human-rights-chief-trump-would-be-dangerous-if-elected/7927310

    “Clearly I am not keen or intent on interfering in any political campaign within any particular country,” he said.
    “But where the comments point to a potential … increase in, for instance, the use of torture, which is prohibited under the Convention against Torture, or the focus on vulnerable people in a way that suggests that they may well be deprived of their rights, their human rights, then I think it is incumbent to say so.”

    Needless to say the Russian response
    Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations has said Mr Zeid should not criticise foreign heads of state and government.

  55. 133 donna dem 4 obama
    October 12, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I don’t know what to think about this????

  56. October 12, 2016 at 7:36 am

  57. October 12, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Joy Reid has had him on her show a few times. He seems a lot saner than Johnson and Stein.

  58. 141 Ladyhawke
    October 12, 2016 at 7:37 am

  59. October 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

  60. October 12, 2016 at 8:08 am

    “Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has concluded that at least two traditionally Republican states, Georgia and Arizona, are realistic targets for her campaign to win over. And Republican polling has found that Mr. Trump is at dire risk of losing Georgia, according to people briefed on the polls, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”

  61. October 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

  62. 146 99ts
    October 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-women-are-defeating-donald-trump/

    Good maps showing women vs men voting – Polls showing the majority of men are still voting for Trump.

  63. 147 amk for obama
    October 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brought in nearly $35 million for Democrats during the third quarter of this year, further cementing her role as Democrats’ big money raiser as she surpasses her fundraising total for the last election cycle.

    Pelosi (D-Calif.) reported a $34.6 million haul for the months of July, August and September, including nearly $29 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

    Pelosi has raised nearly $128 million for House Democrats this cycle, already surpassing the $101 million she brought in during the 2014 election.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/house-nancy-pelosi-fundraising-229639

    Go Nancy.

  64. October 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams has ordered the hearing for 16 December in a New York court. She has asked for both sides to provide information to assist the Court in advancing the case to settlement or trial.

  65. October 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

  66. October 12, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I hope Johnny Isakson is one…

  67. October 12, 2016 at 8:56 am


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