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Pete Souza: The President with the VP talks with staff in the Oval Office this morning about last night’s election.


178 Responses to “Chat Away”


    • 2 0388jojothecat
      November 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks NW again for keeping TOD humming like a well oiled machine, keeping our spirits high, and a place for all of us to vent, learn, and love PBO.

      • 3 susanne
        November 10, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        amen, jojo

        • 4 arapaho415
          November 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

          GA Susanne.

          I mentioned before (in one of my tirades on election night I believe) that this has been the worst year globally since WWII. I know that some have had personal triumphs this year (thinking of JO’B’s son) and for that I am grateful.

          But so many foundations of popular music left us this year, and now, another big influence on my high school years is gone. Was absolutely enthralled by the magic of this song:

          The only bright spot for boomers this year is Bob Dylan bringing the Nobel Prize for Literature back to our shores, following a two decade absence since Toni Morrison was awarded prize in 1993.

          Rest in peace, giant of songwriting and words, Leonard Cohen. Thank you Canada for shaping this marvel for us to share.

  1. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    November 10, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    • 7 pkayden
      November 10, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Trump isn’t fit to be on the same planet as POTUS. But alas, this is what we have to deal with. Let’s do our best to make Trump a one-termer. We fall down and get back up.

      • 8 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        November 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        I FRANKLY DON’T THINK THE US WILL BE HERE THAT LONG……………………GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH OF PEOPLE LIKE TRUMP…I THINK HE’S GOING TO START OVER AND CREATE A NEW GLOBE THAT DOESN’T HAVE SO MANY MISTAKES ON IT.

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      November 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Jason’s tweet is the perfect tweet. I shall tell him.

    • November 10, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      This is a nightmare. I want to wake up.

  2. 11 GGail
    November 10, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I’m glad PBO had the Cleveland Cavalier’s there afterwards to wash the bad taste out of his mouth. ❤
    He deserves ANOTHER Nobel Peace Prize

  3. 12 FoxfireTX
    November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    This photo makes me so sad. All those staffers who worked like crazy to help PBO improve this country, now knowing much of it will be undone. The magnitude of this is going to take a long time to sink in.

  4. 13 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  5. 16 FoxfireTX
    November 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    He is determined to undo every single damn thing good that PBO did for the American people.

    • 17 pkayden
      November 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Trump is going to make such a mess of this country. He’s going to be worse than Reagan and Bush combined. We can’t even imagine how bad it’s going to be. I take hope in the fact that many of his supporters will become disillusioned with him and want him out of office very soon.

      • November 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

        And I will be elated, cynically that is.

      • 19 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        November 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm

        WHEN I’VE HAD ENUFF..I WILL LOAD MY GUN AND KISS MYSELF GOODBYE….AND I’M CLOSE……………

        • November 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

          no Sue,,,we need you here

        • 22 globalcitizenlinda
          November 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm

          Sue, we love and appreciate you.

          furthermore, the vulnerable people you are always helping need you very much.

          please take heart, all will be well although it may take a little longer than we want

        • 23 sjterrid
          November 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm

          Sue, please don’t talk like that. We love you! You are always looking out for others. We will be here for you.

        • 24 Wilson Michael
          November 11, 2016 at 3:49 am

          Sue, good people will carry the day. Inspite of all the negativity, good people will shine through and inspire and support each other through difficult times, and rebuild during good times. I suspect many of PBO’s achievements cannot be reversed without severe consequences for many GOP supporters, as well as for democratic supporters.

        • 25 pkayden
          November 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

          No, Sue. Hang in there. We need all the good people to stay alive and fight back. We can do it.

      • 26 Obama Grandmama
        November 11, 2016 at 1:04 am

        I am not hopeful the people who voted for Trump will even consider what Trump will have done will have attributed to their problem.

    • 27 nospin
      November 10, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      is it terrible that I am laughing?

      • 29 0388jojothecat
        November 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        I was reading on MSn.com about why HRC lost the “white” voters. Some said “they just wanted a change” and that She was not “likeable” then there was the “Emails”. Good Luck for your retirement….Oh and one 74yr old said he didn’t like Obamacare, the MF’er is probably on medicare so what the F does Obamacare have to do with him!

  6. 30 FoxfireTX
    November 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    This is going to be every bit as bad as we feared.

    • 31 nospin
      November 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      this isn’t really surprising is it?

      What he will find though is that he can’t do it.

    • 32 CEB
      November 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Two incidents of attacks on Muslim women having their hajibs snatched from their heads on campus in LA and one in a Wal-mart. My sister just bought a taser and is getting ready to buy a gun and take shooting lessons. No one in my family owns a gun, but this new regime has already emboldened the rubes and is causing fear. She sent me the stats on a taser and I am actually considering buying one. My major line of defense, however, will be to donate to the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Civil rights lawyers and organizations are going to be in court a lot. The NAACP hit me up for fear donation, but I really do not see what they have done to advance the cause in recent years.

  7. 33 hopefruit2
    November 10, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    First Dogs know a bad character when they see one….

  8. 41 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  9. 43 purpleshoesla
    November 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    It was almost 90 gawt damn degrees out in “the Valley” today here in So Cal in the middle of frickin November and there is effin climate science denier entering the WH with Caribou Barbie purportedly along for the ride to take down our country’s natural resources, national parks.

    Color me #STILLENRAGED #NOTMYPRESIDENT

    • 44 COS
      November 10, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      I feel you purpleshoesla. I have to try and keep myself busy to keep from thinking about the sexual predator and nude model taking over the white House with several baskets of deplorables.

  10. November 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Want all of you to know how much I appreciate your kind comments and regret I haven’t been able to respond to each of them individually.

    Thank you!!

  11. 50 whenpamelawandered
    November 10, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    There hasn’t been an inauguration yet

  12. 52 CEB
    November 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    The carnival barker and those who voted for him will find what each administration has found: it is much easier to say what you will do than it is to make it happen. Some of the things he wants are against the law or impossible to do. Other circumstances that a US president must deal with that come up unexpectedly will change circumstances. I tell everyone to chill and let’s wait and see what happens (much better for one’s health). We do not have recall presidential elections and there are not enough dems to impeach him, so we need to fortify ourselves and civil institutions, know our rights, and work for the midterm elections. Proactive, not reactive must be our mantra from now on. I will continue my media blackout which will also include limiting my time here. There is a lot of life just beyond the keyboard and I will not allow something that once again the majority of white people have done (same-old, same-old) to steal my joy. I finally got to sleep late afternoon yesterday and slept through until 7:30 am. Spent most of the day with my mother and enjoyed the lovely fall day. I intend to live fully and where and when possible, resist and rebuild in a sensible manner.

    PS to all of our Caucasian TOD ohana. You have all of my love; you are good people with whom I share the true ideals of humanity at its best: sister/brotherhood, fidelity, kindness, deep love of country, and a willingness to sacrifice and to extend the hand of peace. You are your own unique selves and not part of some monolith. I see your love and compassion (and wicked humor) everyday and it lifts me up and gives the lie to what some want us to believe

    • 53 nospin
      November 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      “The carnival barker and those who voted for him will find what each administration has found: it is much easier to say what you will do than it is to make it happen.”

      say it again. And I for one am waiting with bated breath for the countdown of his first 100 days and his accomplishments. With the media’s new found click baits, the man won’t be able to think about passing gas without it being reported. Gotta keep that ratings up. And I am also interested to see the WHPC meetings. Oh oh…and I have a bet going to see how long before he goes overseas and gets hit with someone’s shoe.

      lolol I am just going to sit back and laugh.

    • November 10, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you,CEB. Your ending remarks mean a lot to me.

  13. November 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    So when oh when is this site going to return to being The Obama Diary?

  14. 57 JER
    November 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm


    SOON: VP Biden Delivers Remarks at MD Anderson 75th Anniversary Gala – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  15. 60 sherijr
    November 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Finally Baltimore joins the resistance- folks out protesting tonight: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/11/10/dozens-protest-president-elect-trump-in-north-baltimore/ started with dozens from the college, grew to hundreds!

  16. November 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Click link just in time to jump up and do a kickline to NY, NY!

    Feeling great today. Alternated between chores and rest; spent a little time outside when the campaign returned my gear — ALL WITHOUT USING SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN. Don’t worry, I’m not about to over do…

  17. 62 FoxfireTX
    November 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  18. November 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    It’s so good to hear about the protests and demonstrations. I know they will eventually die down, but it’s so good to know that thousands of people are as upset as we are. they need to hold on to that spirit and anger and channel it into working for the midterms. We all need to be alert and ready to step in when we see situations of bullying or intolerance and we need to spread the news of such incidents when we hear of them far and wide.

  19. November 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    The sad looks on those staffers’ faces break my heart all over again. God bless all those people who worked so hard for our president and to make our country a better place. I hope they will go out and continue to work in politics and other venues.

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  22. 67 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Read enough about the presidency or do enough reporting on it, and you find that a huge amount of the day-to-day requires close reading, attentive listening, and measured speaking. The president gets a daily intelligence briefing about key global conflicts and risks to the homeland. The president meets with interest groups and stakeholders. The president must be well briefed on a variety of important things happening in the government, and then use steady judgment to make decisions about how to address them. The president has to read a lot, about many different things.

    If you want to feel very bad about how Trump will manage these tasks, go back and read reporting from September and October about how un-coachable Trump was ahead of presidential debates. Trump has no focus. Trump likes to watch cable news and tweet. But the job he is about to enter will confront him with daily nuisances and provocations. It will make even routine governing dysfunctional. It will also provide a steady stream of new people to scapegoat or single out for retribution on a rolling basis.

    • 68 CEB
      November 10, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      He is as surprise as everyone else that he got a job that he really does not want. He will not want: to have every minute of every day scheduled; to read briefs (even the Cliff’s Notes version that Dubya read); to work to understand complex situations and policies, to learn what is actually in the entire constitution and how govt. really works; to learn any of the cultural nuances needed when speaking to foreign leaders; to sit in long meetings, to have to really answer questions from the foreign press, to have to shake hands with thousands; to get up early every day to give up the privacy (health, financial dealings) that he had as a private citizen. He will not like living in what amounts to a condo (I’ll bet he will be in NYC every other week if not more often). He will learn that he cannot tear up the lawns, cover the rooms in gold gilt, or add anything to the structure without going to a log process. In short, he will be a puppet president in a prison of endless work. Top celebrities, many of whom are liberals, will not come to do concerts or do anything else. It will be a charmless, grim, impotent and incompetent reign that will go down in historical infamy along with all of those who made this travesty [possible.

    • November 10, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      I don’t think either Reagan or Bush jr. were big readers. They just had someone else read, digest and spit it into his mouth like a baby bird. Pence, Priebus, et al will be running the show. He already told Pence he could do all the work Trump wasn’t interested in like domestic and foreign affairs.

    • 74 Wilson Michael
      November 11, 2016 at 3:56 am

      Absolutely correct. Lets see how long Trump before he succumbs to the pressure of the office, assailed from all sides with pressing requests, etc.

    • November 11, 2016 at 5:23 am

      It will also provide an opportunity for others to hijack the presidency. Early in the presidency of PBO Chris Matthews questioned who was in charge. Of course it was the President. Not sure who it will be with Trump

  23. November 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I got home not t long ago. I had a nice bowl of macaroni and cheese. Next up, chocolate ice cream.Comfort food, baby! Tomorrow I’m going to my good friend’s house (Democrat) along with another good friend (Democrat) and spin. I have made a big sign to remind myself to breathe.

  24. November 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Enjoying the music. Just finished dancing to “One Hundred Ways” That was my ex-fiance and my song. Down side of single, not dating is not having a dance partner; thou, I’ve been know to turn up the music and have some mean parties with me, myself and I

  25. 83 No Child Left Behind
    November 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

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  28. 88 hopefruit2
    November 10, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    This made me laugh – something that was badly needed these last 48 hours. 🙂

  29. November 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I love how he cares for his staff.

  30. November 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm

  31. November 10, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    LOVING THIS PROGRAM! A much needed palette cleanser

  32. November 10, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    HAPPY 241ST BIRTHDAY, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!

  33. 99 JER
    November 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    President Obama meets today with President-elect Trump.

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

  34. 102 a4alice
    November 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    • 105 vcprezofan2
      November 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Even the birds have more compassion than many a Republican (leader) – they take care of/protect/shield their injured (when they can).

  35. 106 vcprezofan2
    November 10, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    G’Night, family TOD.

  36. 107 jey
    November 10, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I need to stop watching CNN. The trump surrogates make me want to reach through the TV and smack them. And sometimes the democratic surrogates act like they have no b****.
    I hope PBO doesn’t do any of that ‘counselling’ that DT implied.
    I really wish that HRC can sue the FBI … dunno if it’s possible but nice dream …and if she is approached for help or advice etc , I hope she flips them the biggest bird ever!

    • November 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Don’t torture yourself with the media. Right now I’m listening to PBO’s speech in Kenya on YT. Keeps me sane. Holding on for as long as I can to this treasure.

    • November 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      I’m attending via livestream, the MD Anderson Gala. Entertainment has been first rate; speeches heartfelt and inspiring; VPOTUS is now speaking!

    • 110 arapaho415
      November 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Agree with edp4bho.

      Anyone who wants sane governance should not watch or listen to the news now.

      I don’t have a television, so no danger of seeing a newscast, but no longer turn on the radio for news.

      Between now and Jan 20, MSM will “report” ONLY speculation (the US has one President at a time), so why bother? And every single piece of reporting on Dems now is “Dems in disarray,” again, more speculation and spin.

      PBO is President through January 19, 2017, full stop.

      How much reporting is broadcast news doing on this trip (happening on the next business day, since tomorrow is a federal holiday)? (Rhetorical question, because I know the answer is zero.)

  37. 111 JER
    November 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Soon: VP Biden Delivers Remarks at MD Anderson 75th Anniversary Gala – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  38. 113 JER
    November 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    August 2011. With school kids in Minnesota.

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

  39. November 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Why do you all keep putting pictures of indecent, ugly men up here when there’s beauty to behold? Think I’ll call it a day. This just doesn’t feel like TOD. Be blessed.

    • 116 arapaho415
      November 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Good night, edp4bho.

      Agree with you. Haven’t turned on the news since Tuesday — won’t unless something major happens.

      My twitter feed is jammed to the gills about DJT speculation — we’ve had to endure nearly 2 years of endless speculation about that deplorable moron, and I don’t care to hear any more.

      It will be absolutely unbearable once his deplorable self is in the Oval Office, have ZERO (less than zero, actually) desire to hear about him now.

      • November 11, 2016 at 6:54 am

        Let’s us all join (if not done yet) and follow OFA in all its doings. Keep head held up directed to the fabulous work we all know PBO will be doing going forward. And we must indeed thank HRC for her bravery. It’s the only route to our sanity, and also in case TOD is no longer active.

        • 118 arapaho415
          November 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

          GM edp4bho.

          Yes, am eternally grateful to Chips for creating this amazing site, and to NerdyW for her tireless dedication to keeping TODville alive and nurtured.

          When I first joined TODville, I remember Chips saying that she PAYS to keep advertising off this site — I have no idea how much time and money she and NerdyW have spent to keep this site alive, all out of love for PBO and for everyone who is a part of TODville.

          Wish there was someway to keep our community intact after the inevitable happens… I know so little about tech, have no idea what the options are. (Speaking for myself, Facebook’s not an option because I do not want to join that megalithic manipulative and intrusive company.)

          As far as DJT’s agenda goes, I pray that he doesn’t do something rash to imperil US citizens and its cherished (Mother Nature) environment.

          Also praying that DC egos (both GOP and MSM) won’t allow DJT and his team of crazies (and you know, from a sales promotion POV, the crazier, the better) bitterly fight to keep him in check.

          But what none of us in TODville need is a rehash of the endless speculation that is being churned out by the minute from our shamelessly greedy MSM.

    • 119 FoxfireTX
      November 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Happy pics for you!

  40. 121 desertflower
    November 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Just DO IT!!

    https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19?recruiter=8788083&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

    On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine – which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!
    We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?
    Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.
    Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.

    • 122 whenpamelawandered
      November 10, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      This. Perhaps all those non-voters could take this final opportunity to make calls to these electors and make sure they give a clear opinion on what may be the only way through what’s coming. The world does not deserve the abuse the gop will hand out. I, for one, will call into the office of that electoral voter in Everett, and let him know he will making a grave mistake if he goes against the WA voters

  41. 124 desertflower
    November 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Or…

    • 125 arapaho415
      November 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      GE DF.

      Could this really happen? Another election like 2000 decided in December?

      From the article:
      “Some Electoral College voters have publicly voiced that they may refuse to vote for Trump, including in conservative states such as Texas. One Texas elector was a first responder on 9/11, and according to an August article in Politico, has ‘reluctance to cast a vote for Trump is due to the nominee’s security rhetoric,’ fearing ‘Trump’s approach on military issues,’ in particular his seeming penchant toward war crimes.

      The article was written by Tobias T. Gibson, associate professor of political science at Westminster College in MO, who wrote in August that “‘it appears to many that the Trump candidacy imperils both party and country.’ And it is important to remember the purpose of the Electoral College. Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 68 that ‘the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation’ who ‘possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.'”

      Holy moly.

  42. 126 arapaho415
    November 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Whoa, Salt Lake City UT now (which apparently voted for HRC):

    According to these totals, HRC carried Salt Lake County UT 45.7% to 32% for DJT:
    http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president/utah/

  43. November 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  44. November 10, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    • 131 COS
      November 10, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Was he from the 2010 tea party wave?

      • 132 jacquelineoboomer
        November 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

        No, he was elected in ’08, before the tea party scourge. Here’s what one Redstate RWNJ wrote when Schock’s “money troubles” were in the news, and before Rs told him to resign:

        “He has lived a life as a celebrity in a city that more and more craves celebrity over competence in office.”

        And then they elected Trump in 2016 – the ultimate incompetent celebrity. And we all have to pay for it.

    • 133 jacquelineoboomer
      November 10, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      He happened to be MY congressman at the time, in the 18th congressional district of Illinois.

      What’s more of a disgrace and disgusting abuse of power, from my POV? >>> From Wiki: “Abraham Lincoln served much of the area that now lies within the 18th district for a single term; it was numbered as the 7th district at the time.”

  45. November 10, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I think this is practical and powerful

  46. November 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  47. 138 FoxfireTX
    November 10, 2016 at 11:21 pm

  48. 139 FoxfireTX
    November 10, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    This is so hard to take…..

  49. 140 arapaho415
    November 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    For Nena and a4alice and others in MN (this reported from Minneapolis news):

    For those still awake or who see this in the morning, check out @mattdpearce’s Twitter timeline — he has RT’d contradictions from deplorables DJT and Joe Walsh.

    • 141 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Love seeing all these protests. Wish I could join in.

      • 142 arapaho415
        November 11, 2016 at 12:09 am

        GE JO’B.

        Trying my best not to fall into the DJT trap that MSM has fallen into (did a bit of lecturing on this topic upthread), but think you’ll appreciate this one: (heh.)

        • 143 COS
          November 11, 2016 at 12:14 am

          I wonder if his transition team is staying there until they all get settled?

          • 144 jacquelineoboomer
            November 11, 2016 at 12:39 am

            Who cares? (I didn’t mean that for you – just to mock them.) Think I saw where the so-called D.C. press corps thought DJT was staying there, but then heard he’d gone back to NYC. He’s not apparently allowing his schedule to be posted in advance to the clamoring herds, as all others have done in past. Maybe he’ll just ride off into the sunset and leave the rest of us the hell alone!

        • 145 jacquelineoboomer
          November 11, 2016 at 12:20 am

          I like it, I like it! GE to you! I’m taking it one day at a time. The election wasn’t the first thing I thought of this morning, which was a big plus, I thought … I was able to catch a bit of the late night more sane MSNBC shows (maybe 30 mins. or so all day) … tomorrow I may have to pressure wash the driveway or something – Ha!

        • 146 FoxfireTX
          November 11, 2016 at 12:30 am

          Made my day! Thank you!

  50. 147 globalcitizenlinda
    November 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

    NW, for the first time ever, I am thanking you for NOT creating a special blog entry to that Oval Office meeting today with that homegrown demagogue.

    some of us are deliberately seeking some safe place to hide from the demagogue’s face … we know it is everywhere else in all possible news outlets and it is still traumatic to imagine him next to PBO.

  51. November 11, 2016 at 12:33 am

    On my facebook feed this evening, one Bernie supporter said, “Well, one good thing is at least I won’t have to hear Clinton anymore.” To which Bernie supporter #2 replied that actually her concession speech indicated that she was angling for a position in Trump’s cabinet. Supporter #1 agreed.
    They are as immune to facts as the worst Trump voter. And they both supported and love President Obama. And of course they were Stein voters. And as supporter #1 said, “I went to yoga Tuesday morning before voting and had a wonderful moment of clarity. I voted for Stein. My conscience is clear, and my hands are clean”. And that’s all that really counts, right??
    I’m reading a lot about how Democrats are elitist, out of touch liberals who can’t connect with the working man. I can not think of anything more elitist and out of touch than the previous conversation between two white women with good jobs talking about their clean hands as other people now fear for their lives, because they bought a lot of lies about Clinton.

    • November 11, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Had to go off on a neighborhood nephew tonight. He voted Stein. Went OFF! This is someone who JUST got ObamaCare when we elected a Dem governor. Ended the conversation with “Enjoy losing your insurance. Realize that any hardship that befalls you in the next four years is YOUR FAULT. I love you, but I don’t like you right now. I love you. Call me Monday.” SMDH

  52. November 11, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Petty, I know, however, sometimes one must indulge one’s pettiness…

    • 156 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2016 at 1:08 am

      I am with your pettiness, 100 percent. And I’ll share words from a graphic a friend just sent me:

      I SEE DEAD PEOPLE.
      WELL TECHNICALLY
      THEY ARE STUPID
      PEOPLE, BUT GIVE ME
      A FEW MINUTES.

      Goodnight and sweet dreams!

      • 157 Jey
        November 11, 2016 at 4:36 am

        I am with both of you about the pettiness.
        It looks like an inside job to me by people who are democrats.

        My heart breaks for HRC. As imperfect etc as she was, like most ppl … and witch-hunted more than anyone I can think of, she was the person to carry on PBO’s legacy, his hard fought accomplishments. I read somewhere a long time ago that if you go far left enough you will come out on the right.
        The level of hate for HRC is un-fathomable.
        I say to the selfish back stabbers. .. enjoy President P Groper!

        • 158 jacquelineoboomer
          November 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

          I am wondering if Hillary is – although disappointed, and who wouldn’t be after giving her all to the campaign – somewhat relieved that she doesn’t have to answer any questions, be the victim of any lies, hear her name run through the mud, deal with the haters, etc., etc. Her “approval ratings” will go back up, now that she’s a private citizen again. Hoping she rests, regroups, and decides what her next path is … without the hungry mob after her. I’m recalling how – when a rally goer yelled out “Not your fault” to her, after she’d been talking about the divisive campaign – she stopped her remarks for a minute and got an appreciative smile on her face that somebody got it! And we all get it. Just my take.

    • 159 globalcitizenlinda
      November 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

      I get the petty … these people thought they were hurting others with their votes

  53. 160 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2016 at 1:05 am

    And on this note, I’m outta here.

  54. 161 Bill R.
    November 11, 2016 at 1:34 am

    testing 123 My posts are not showing up.

  55. November 11, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Written by a friend of a friend…

  56. 163 Bill R.
    November 11, 2016 at 2:03 am

    • 164 nathkatun7
      November 11, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Imagine how the Republicans, and the media, would be reacting if the situation was reversed showing Trump winning 51-52% of the popular vote, but loosing the presidency to Hillary Clinton, because of the antiquated and undemocratic electoral votes. I am absolutely certain that Republicans, with the aid and support of the media, would be loudly proclaiming that the Hillary Clinton, having lost the popular vote, has no mandate to enact unpopular liberal policies. Loyal Trump supporters would even go further than that by claiming that the election was “RIGGED” and that Trump, the winner of the popular vote, should be the President.

      Personally, I am so disappointed that Democrats are not out there loudly proclaiming that the majority of Americans voted for Clinton over Trump, and consequently Trump and the Republicans have no mandate to enact extreme right wing policies. Instead, all I’ve heard from many Democratic members of Congress is their desire and pledge to be “bi-partisan,” and their willingness to work with Donald Trump who lost the votes of the majority of American voters who voted on November 8, 2016. Obviously, Democrats learned no lesson from Republicans who, for eight years, did everything to obstruct a Democratic President who won twice both the majority of the popular votes and the electoral votes.

      • November 11, 2016 at 6:50 am

        Morning nath, and TOD. Just trashed an email by Durbin, consoling us, but offering to work with the “new administration”. Bullshit. You have a blessed day.

  57. November 11, 2016 at 2:05 am

  58. 167 Anjo
    November 11, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I am still in denial havent watched any news since Tuesday TOD is where i live please stay always

    • 168 susanne
      November 11, 2016 at 4:17 am

      I’m with you, Anjo. After weeks (months, years) of checking in with all my fave political websites multiple times daily, refreshing some hourly (ugh– true confession) I’m now just numb to it. Cannot listen to pundits dissecting the disaster, cannot read think-pieces on the future, cannot stand to hear the voices of the triumphant rethugs in news clips. I’m here, I’m reading a nice book about plants, and I’m doing a lot of laundry. For some reason, laundry soothes me.
      Denial is the stage of grief when we get to catch our breath and recover our inner strength. Glad to stay here a while.

  59. 171 Ladyhawke
    November 11, 2016 at 5:48 am

  60. 172 Ladyhawke
    November 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

  61. 173 Ladyhawke
    November 11, 2016 at 7:45 am

    • 174 COS
      November 11, 2016 at 7:53 am

      They were to busy with Clinton emails. I noticed that they briefly discussed Trump’s conflicts of interest yesterday. Would have been nice if they had spent months discussing the detail research by Kurt Eichenwald about all of Trump’s Russian ties. The media never discussed Trump stories long enough to stick.

      • November 11, 2016 at 8:38 am

        Good morning. Yesterday I heard an interview/discussion (on Sirrus) with Brian Buelter. They were discussing the media coverage of DT and HC. He talked about how DT did something EVERY day that they covered. The only thing they had to cover about Hillary was emails. So, in trying to make the negative coverage “even”, all the media kept focused on the email story while the negative one about him changed daily. Way to go, media!!!!!!!! Heck of a job……….:( 😦 😦

  62. 176 desertflower
    November 11, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I’ll take it.

  63. 178 CEB
    November 11, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Please everyone, lets remember that this is The Obama Diary and devote most of our time to covering what he and MO are doing. We have Veteran’s Day ceremonies, a 3 country trip, PBO’s last, coming up and all of the White House Holiday celebrations, and we may even be able to go with them to Hawaii. I am not saying we should pretend that we are uncertain of and at times fearful about the future, but right now we still have a beautiful First Family headed by the best president in over 100 years. Let’s enjoy them while we can. We can go 1000 places to be up on the latest ugliness. We could also begin on a retrospective of 8 years of this remarkable man and his (still) transformative presidency. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”


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