130 Responses to “President Obama At The White House Frontiers Conference”

  1. October 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    POTUS has started early!!

  2. 4 WhenPamelaWandered
    October 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm


  3. October 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm

  4. 8 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve been in a conference all day and just watched FLOTUS’s speech. I don’t have the words to describe it. She moved me to tears listening to this. That speech was one for the history books. She is simply phenomenal.

    • 9 Judith Fardig
      October 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      My son just forwarded the link to Michelle’s NH speech to his sister and us. Could not love her more!

    • 10 jackiegrumbacher
      October 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Donna, I was just about to post a similar reaction to FLOTUS’ speech. There were tears streaming down my face as she reached out and grabbed our hearts, reflecting every feeling of outrage, every fear for our children that all of us have thanks to the the hideous Donald. I hope this speech is quoted again and again in the next few weeks and I hope we see it made into a series of powerful ads by the Clinton campaign. Michelle Obama is easily one of the finest orators in the country and will rank as one of the finest First Ladies in our history.

    • 11 sherijr
      October 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      My sister called and told me I need to listen to FLOTUS’ speech, that it was the greatest speech she’s ever heard… I told her I always listen to our Michelle- but missed her today. So must find the video now. 🙂

      • 12 donna dem 4 obama
        October 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        I just posted it below in my tweet. Scroll over on the video to the 25 minute mark.

        • 13 sherijr
          October 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm

          Ha Thank you! I just finished watching her, Gazelle had posted it on the earlier thread. But thank you. FLOTUS was magnificent! 🙂

  5. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    They are the scum of the earth.

  6. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm

  7. October 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Just returned from seeing Pres. Bill Clinton at Cornell College in nearby Mount Vernon, IA. We always try to see these great Democratic surrogates that come thru Iowa during this election cycle and we feel so privileged they consider it important to talk to us. They are so superior to those from the other side. We even got interviewed by the U of I student newspaper about our opinions. 🙂

  8. 25 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    NOW: Vice Pres. Joe Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  9. October 13, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    • 27 CEB
      October 13, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      She has been the most effective speaker from day one and even before she became First Lady. Her “We are not afraid” speech from the first campaign is one for the history books.
      Just finished listening to the NH speech on the previous thread: too many emotions to adequately express. Michelle Lavaugh Robinson Obama: daughter of Fraser and Marian Robinson, Lawyer and Warrior who speaks words that fork lightning that the deplorables fear and words that bring the blessings of cooling rains to those who look for truth; Beloved First and only wife of President Barack Hussein Obama, mother of Malia and Sasha and the FLOTUS. Long may she live and thrive.

  10. 34 57andfemale
    October 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    If you haven’t read the NYT reply to Trump’s claim of libel, this is priceless:

    • 35 57andfemale
      October 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      The part of the letter about libel as protection of one’s reputation: – priceless.

      • 36 donna dem 4 obama
        October 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        I hollered out loud when I got to the libel as protection of one’s reputation part. Priceless Indeed!

        • 37 57andfemale
          October 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm

          Hilarious, wasn’t it? I just read where the campaign shut down a livestream when Trump was asked about the sexual assault allegations. He would destroy the First Amendment for the first time in our history; yet millions will vote for him. Disgusting.

        • 38 Obama Grandmama
          October 13, 2016 at 6:14 pm

          I thought that politicians and celebrities were not able to sue for libel due to being open to public scrutiny. Is that incorrect?

      • 39 0388jojothecat
        October 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        So does that mean Hillary and Bill Clinton can sue Fox, Rush Limpballs, and all the people who had shows about his affairs? Because if anyone who talks about DT’s affairs and sexual harassment of women can be sued then Bill can sue Fox and anyone who talks about his….

  11. 40 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    NOW: Hillary Clinton Campaigns at Fundraiser in San Francisco, CA – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

  12. 41 57andfemale
    October 13, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    These people are beyond disgusting:

  13. 44 Gazelle
    October 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    The quickly growing Black Lives Matter movement is getting support through a new collaboration with the International Development Exchange, a social justice group that has supported similar movements for decades.

    #BlackLivesMatter is strengthening its power—in the back office.

    This week, the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLM) announced it was partnering with the International Development Exchange (IDEX) to help support its rapid growth and future goals.

    IDEX will provide fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other staff and administrative services to BLM. In addition, as a 501(c)(3) public charity, IDEX can receive grants and tax-deductible donations and gifts on behalf of BLM.

    By turning management of its financial affairs over to IDEX, BLM says, it can focus on building local chapters and its overall organizational structure. BLM has agreed to make a donation in support of IDEX’s grassroots partners in Zimbabwe and South Africa, in lieu of paying an administrative fee for the charity’s support.

    More here: http://associationsnow.com/2016/09/black-lives-matter-grows-financial-assistance-idex/

  14. 45 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  15. October 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    back to work ….

  16. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    What will Nov 9th look like when he loses???!!!

  17. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

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  21. October 13, 2016 at 6:06 pm

  22. 61 Nena20409
    October 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Congrats, Meta on your Gold ⭐

  23. October 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I just heard First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech. She is truly a treasure. And as I said elsewhere, FLOTUS surgically removed Trump from this planet.

  24. 65 desertflower
    October 13, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Again. And again

  25. 70 HZ
    October 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    The Best First Lady Ever! HZ

  26. 71 CEB
    October 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Michelle’s speech was at the top of the newscasts on NBC and ABC. They showed several clips and Andrea Mitchell did not say anything negative or snarky.

    • 72 hopefruit2
      October 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      “Andrea Mitchell did not say anything negative or snarky.”

      WOW…FLOTUS must be really EXTRA special to accomplish that. This is a historical first! 🙂

  27. 75 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  28. 76 Nena20409
    October 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Now this is Fox’s Poll numbers.
    President Obama is at 56% 🙂
    Gallup had President Obama at 53% today.
    OK, then. That means, POTUS is anywhere 5%-8% more.

  29. 77 GGail
    October 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    American and for that matter, the World has been blessed to have Michelle and Barack show us what a President and First Lady really does. They personify compassion, intelligence, kindness, empathy, love, warmth, humor & truth as leaders of the free world.

    Whew!, I’m so glad they are our very first black President and First Lady. They’ve set the bar very high for the next President & First Lady or Gentleman of any race, creed, color, or sexuality.

  30. 79 Claire
    October 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Mrs. Obama must be the first black female SCOTUS. No one has better judgment than she.

    • 80 CEB
      October 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Too sedentary and confining for her.

    • 81 arapaho415
      October 15, 2016 at 7:58 am

      GM Claire.

      Late responding to you, but after Merrick Garland is approved during Congress’ lame duck session next month, keeping my fingers crossed that Loretta Lynch is HRC’s first SCOTUS nominee.

      Agree with CEB that Michelle’s vision is GLOBAL and after 8 years as FLOTUS, has real clout in countries across the world — would be selfish to limit her potential here at home. The world NEEDS Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.

      Loretta Lynch is simply amazing — her backstory, her soothing yet commanding voice, her fierce pursuit for Justice. IMHO, she deserves a seat on SCOTUS (and very soon, I hope).

  31. 82 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 7:14 pm

  32. 83 Nena20409
    October 13, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  33. 84 CEB
    October 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I cannot stress enough how important it was for the First Lady of our land to speak out against sexual predatory behavior and its poster boy. Her words will help with healing the physic wounds that have opened up again for so many who have suffered and survived this kind of abuse.

  34. 88 99ts
    October 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Morning from my world – wow wow and wow. I have to go out shortly – but stopped by the intertubes and Michelle Obama’s speech is all over it – The US got the lot when they voted for her husband – this is powerful. I’ll follow her lead & not mention the name but he could get below 20% after this one.

    I’d like to thank everyone on TOD – mentioning of course, NW & Chips – but also everyone else for introducing me to the best POTUS and FLOTUS the world has ever seen. You may all sleep peacefully for the love and support you have given this exceptional couple.

    Blessings – back later

    • October 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      So happy you are here with us to share in this historic presidency, 99. Enjoy your day. XOXO

      • 90 99ts
        October 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        ty meta – one of our neighbors had a morning concert – missed PBO while I was away. Will watch shortly. What a couple they are – honest, supportive, loving, intelligent – the reverse of anything the GOP represents.

  35. October 13, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Too cute……From Seth Meyers show last night:

    Don’t Call Dr. Jill Biden Second Lady


  36. 92 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

  37. October 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Oooh, think I just heard a new talking point from T’s gang: Hillary Clinton has lived on the public dole most of her life. Get ready for it.

    Oh, please let this be over!!!!!!!!!!!! 😥👎😞😫😣

    • 96 desertflower
      October 13, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Well that’s freaking projection if I’ve ever heard it!! The guy that hasn’t paid federal taxes for the last 20 years is gonna lecture about living on the dole? REALLY?? FU, DontheCon

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      October 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      So, if she’s been living on the public dole, and that’s a bad thing … then why is he opting to live on the public dole for 4 years? Plus not paying taxes, which means living on the public dole. Yes, let this be over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • October 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      They act as if she’s the only one who voted for the war. That she could single-handedly pass bills to create jobs; repair the infrastructure, etc. She is the only SoS under which there have been attacks on embassies…that resulted in fatalities. That the SOP under which she operated was so vastly different than that of prior SoS’s.

      They act as if she’s the only politician — individual even — who has a public view and a private view. Most of us do.

      But just as FLOTUS said, HRC never blames anyone else (when she probably could).

  38. 100 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

  39. 102 Obama Grandmama
    October 13, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Obama: “Yes, I am a Democrat, but I am an American first!”

  40. October 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Good night TOD ….


  41. October 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  42. October 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Good evening TOD folks. Nerdy, thanks for your wonderful work here and awesome tweets. Michelle Obama made my day today!

  43. 110 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    • 111 Gazelle
      October 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Uggh, missed it again. I’m going to have to keep a better eye on your AF1 posts, JER! Just love them! Thanks so much! 🙂

    • 112 globalcitizenlinda
      October 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      ok! after a visit we hoped would not end, we are finally releasing PBO to the city of Cleveland.

      It was a very fine day to be Dem in Columbus!

      • 113 jacquelineoboomer
        October 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

        An oldie, but “Baby, don’t go” was what came to my mind!

        • 114 Gazelle
          October 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm

          Oh, JO’B I’m feeling ya! Haven’t watched Rachel’s show in a while, but clicked there & she carried major parts of The Speech, then at the end of it, said, “Michelle Obama, The First Lady for 100 more days. Exactly 100 days.” Intimating, the song in yr post. What an absolutely magnificent FLOTUS!

  44. 116 purpleshoesla
    October 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    FLOTUS – in complete and total awe, broke it ALL THE WAY damn down today.

    And now our illustrious Prez on FIYAH too. Damn, damn, I don’t want either of them to leave the WH

  45. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm

  46. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm

  47. 121 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    New York Magazine has this title: “Today, Michelle Obama was Hillary’s anger translator”

  48. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm

  49. 125 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 9:35 pm

  50. 126 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  51. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    one person tweeted out (paraphrasing because my Windows just decided to restart at that moment): ….. if Michelle Obama killed my dear cat, I would just shrug say that she probably had her reasons …. and I would immediately hand over my puppy as well”

  52. 130 JER
    October 13, 2016 at 9:52 pm

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