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Early Bird Chat: The President’s Day One In Athens

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President Barack Obama speaks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos before their meeting at the Presidential Mansion

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prior to their meeting at the Maximos Mansion

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137 Responses to “Early Bird Chat: The President’s Day One In Athens”


  1. November 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  2. November 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

    THANK YOU, Nerdy!!

    Bringing this over from the last thread:

    TODers, PLEASE RT this so we can get this great idea and request from swbluega into broad circulation.

  3. November 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    THanks you Nerdy. Greats pics and stories. I can almost pretend nothing is changed. PBO still looks great on new world stage.

  4. 12 desertflower
    November 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Beautiful:) Cherish these days and weeks….EC, please save us from ourselves!

    #StayWoke…#Goodtrouble

  5. 13 GGAIL
    November 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    NW, thanks!

  6. 14 whenpamelawandered
    November 16, 2016 at 9:44 am

    ❤️

  7. 15 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 9:52 am

  8. 16 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

  9. November 16, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Good Wednesday, Nerdy…TOD Family!

    Nerdy, thanks for for the phots/videos from PBO’s last [sigh] overseas trip as POTUS. I’m going to miss these road trips.

  10. 19 mtmarilyn
    November 16, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Good morning all of TODville. The BET special was so special. I find myself crying alot watching any video or listening to any of his speeches. We have been blessed.

  11. November 16, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Remember then Senator Obama’s speech in Germany in 2008…

    • 21 No Child Left Behind
      November 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

      I am pretty sure that the Jackass-elect can draw twice the size of this crowd, all the way to neighboring countries.

  12. November 16, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats vetivera, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope you have a prosperous, rewarding, and triumphant day today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Notwithstanding the nightmare of #BuffoonTrump in the Whitehouse, I more than ever Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  13. November 16, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This one of my favorite revelations about the President….he had just been to a G7 summit meeting….it was quite intense…because of the actions of Russia in the Ukraine…Putin has been ousted….

    on the way back to the United States the President made a stop in England to visit …Stonehenge….what was so remarkable about this was how after dealing with the world issues and world crises…he was able to be in the moment with Stonehenge….

    listen to his wonder…his sense of awe….

    • November 16, 2016 at 10:55 am

      I love this so much, too. He’s so intently interested and curious about the world, experiencing every morsel of it.
      He has graced my life in more ways than I can count.

  14. November 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

  15. 27 carla4obama
    November 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

    My President has unbelievable strength and grace. I am barely functioning this past week, crying at unexpected times, cycling thru grief and anger and here is our President… on the world stage, head held high and still smiling. His inner moral compass shines and he gives me, us and the world hope in what America can be. The best POTUS ever! He is the America I belong to.

  16. November 16, 2016 at 10:52 am

    hmmmmm….is he really just discovering this…sheesh

  17. 32 sherijr
    November 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

    So Schumer just added three seats to the leadership: Bernie, Tammy Baldwin & Joe Manchin. ugh.

    • 33 57andfemale
      November 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Schumer is exactly what Dems DON’T need in leadership right now.

    • November 16, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Joe Manchin is one of the remaining disgusting Dixiecrat’s around. IMO, it’s best that the Dems cut their ties with him now. It wouldn’t surprise me if that Dixiecrat switch to a GOP w/n the next two-years.

    • 37 arapaho415
      November 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Omigosh.

      Started reading this thread from the bottom up, didn’t see that Schumer added Manchin to leadership (see my comment to you downthread).

      WTH????

      Ugh, so wish Harry Reid could just pass his Dem Senate leadership to his mentee Catherine Cortez-Masto.

      Sometimes seniority rules really suck.

  18. November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

    WTH is this??

    • November 16, 2016 at 11:04 am

      • 40 57andfemale
        November 16, 2016 at 11:23 am

        Wait, I take back my “pretty good team” comment when I saw Manchin as head of Democratic Policy & Communication?!?!?!?!

        So we’re going back to chasing the racist vote. I want to flee this country that has lost its mind.

        • 41 sherijr
          November 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

          This is ALL about the white male vote, Manchin & Bernie, for pete’s sake. I’m so mad right now. Fed up to my eyeballs. Same stupid shit they played when W was in, they couldn’t wait to compete with repubs for that almighty ignorant racist vote. They should have learned something in 8 yrs!

    • November 16, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Joe Manchin, come Schumer what’s your problem?.

      • 43 57andfemale
        November 16, 2016 at 11:11 am

        I’m sure he’s thinking that this will keep Manchin from bolting to the GOP. Because coddling the GOP has worked so well for us (snark).

        • November 16, 2016 at 11:15 am

          I just called Schumer’s office (Albany) and WENT OFF!!!!!!! OMG! Cannot believe this. We are doomed.

          • 45 GGail
            November 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm

            Good for you tnmtngirl, that’s what each person here who is pissed off and disgusted with Schumer should do – contact his local district office and wear them out!

            I’ll be calling on my lunch hour.

  19. 46 57andfemale
    November 16, 2016 at 11:08 am

  20. 48 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

    • 49 GGail
      November 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      I have been keeping it to myself, but, I worry that this is exactly what Chancellor Merkel is preparing to do… 🙂

    • November 16, 2016 at 11:56 am

      I can’t bring myself to click on this and read it. I am at a complete loss for words.

      • 52 57andfemale
        November 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm

        Lots of women – Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Warren, Stabenow and Klobuchar. Mark Warner can be iffy but it’s “his turn”, I guess. The horrific choice is Joe Manchin as “Democratic Policy and Communications.” I understand trying to keep someone who is thisclose from being a turncoat, but I do not want Manchin to be the face of the Dems in the Senate. I’ve never wanted Schumer – he’s so busy wasting time praising his GOP colleagues he has precious little time to actually fight the fascists. We’ll see. I was happy to see strong women in leadership, though.

  21. November 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

  22. 59 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 11:31 am

  23. 61 sherijr
    November 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

    “Bernie Sanders as chair of outreach”. Well he has told us exactly who he plans his outreach for… by the way he is speaking at Johns Hopkins here in Baltimore tomorrow. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/16/1600301/-Senate-Democrats-announce-Schumer-led-leadership-team

  24. November 16, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Then this happened.

  25. November 16, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I FREAKIN’ CAN’T

    • November 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

    • November 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      That the new Dem “leadership” could choose a guy who spent PBO’s entire presidency denigrating him at every turn, once calling for him to be primaried, smearing Dems every chance he gets, isn’t even a member of our party unless he can abuse our resources and run for POTUS, who thinks our biggest problem is not catering enough to white working class, just makes me ill.

    • 66 COS
      November 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Democrats are cowards. Bernie Sanders caused this recent divide in the party. There, I said it.

  26. 73 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm

  27. 74 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm

  28. 78 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Should We Give Donald Trump a Chance? Welcome to the Resistance, practical guide to what we all can do now for America now that Donald Trump is president. | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  29. 80 sherijr
    November 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Here is something we can all do, if inclined: Call/ write/ tweet your Mayor and request they join the sanctuary cities.. as Oakland’s Mayor has stated- “there is safety in numbers” . http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-16/sanctuary-city-mayors-gird-for-fight-as-trump-threatens-budgets

  30. 81 FoxfireTX
    November 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    FIVE days ago, Manchin issued a press statement blasting Harry Reid for his statement on Trump and Bannon, saying he was an “embarrassment” to the Democratic party. Funny, I agreed with everything Harry said. And I will never forgive Bernie for ripping Hillary to shreds nor Schumer for fighting PBO on the Iran deal. Sure doesn’t feel like “my” party.

    • 82 sherijr
      November 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      mine either right now. I’ve been a Democrat my entire life, voted straight dem for 41 years, and I am fearful this bunch is going to let us down severely when it comes to fighting Trump and his collection of crazies. I am sick over this.

    • 83 arapaho415
      November 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      GA FFTX.

      Best to ignore Manchin, whose greedy daughter upped the price of Epipens a few months ago.

      His term is up in 2018, and until then, he’s no longer a blue dog, but a #Trumpaloon.

      • 84 FoxfireTX
        November 16, 2016 at 1:39 pm

        GA Arapaho! But what the hell is he doing on the DEM leadership team? Just have to reconcile myself to the fact that when we lost an election in this way, there are going to be a lot of changes. What I fail to understand is that PBO has shown them the way, and they are going in the opposite direction. But they have never accepted his way, which is why we lost so much in 2010 and 2014 as well.

    • 85 57andfemale
      November 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Schumer rewarded a traitor like that with a leadership position?!?! I want to throw up.

  31. 86 FoxfireTX
    November 16, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    So while they chase that racist white vote and at best peel off a small part of it from the GOP, and lose the Obama coalition in the process, wonder how that will work for them. I’d sure like to know WHO on that leadership team is going to try keep the Obama coalition with them because I’m not seeing anyone. And I’m an old white woman!

  32. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    November 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    My expectations of Schumer have always been zero. So i am not surprised at his decisions. I also believe what PBO has always said : change does not come from Washington, it comes to Washington. Change comes from the bottom up …. So, focus on what needs to be done which is to organize. BS doesn’t control those kids, PBO has more influence on them.

    • 89 sherijr
      November 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Wise thinking Linda and good perspective. Thank you. But I will also fight against Bernie & Manchin and any dem who joins with repubs.

    • 90 globalcitizenlinda
      November 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      BS could not deliver those kids to the voting booth ..PBO did. So we know who is more effective. Was it just a few days ago that PBO told us himself that he will be ready to lead the organizing. Let us feel the void as PBO wraps up the presidency, the he will join in the grassroots struggles

  33. November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Good day TOD …

  34. 97 Allison
    November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    She’s back on television. Ugh!

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  37. November 16, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Hopeful …

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  44. November 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Including ours as has been made even more obvious the past 8 days …..

  45. 112 FoxfireTX
    November 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    How I’d love to be a fly on the wall for this conversation!

  46. November 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  47. 114 Ladyhawke
    November 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  48. November 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  49. November 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    ICYMI …. Putin’s War on Ukraine continues ….

  50. November 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    ICYMI …. Putin’s tools are more than delighted to boast how they supported Trump ….

  51. November 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Returning for a moment to be sure none of you miss ….

    Trump must be stopped. Period.

  52. 123 carolyn
    November 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    The President looks so good in these visits! Not the least bit defeated. When I see this, when the rest of us are so down, I wonder, as I have in the past…..what does he know that we don’t? He may not have been elected as such, but he is obviously president of the world!

  53. 124 Allison
    November 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

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  55. 129 Allison
    November 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

  56. 130 Nena20409
    November 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Hello TOD on a partly cloudy Wed in Nov. It might get to 55F today, then by Friday S.N.O.W. My MN will finally correct itself, temperature-wise 😉
    Thanks, NW for all you have done and continues to do. Obrigada. -I -I -I
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since Monday Evening, starting with this Fine Post.
    {{{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}}

  57. 131 Nena20409
    November 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    First Step. But Until the actual conviction, I will remain very skeptical.
    In MN, The State Senate reverted back to GOP. Both Houses now in GOP Control, again. A State with the GOP apparatus in shambles? Shameful. A Rushbo/Trump Type Racist was elected not in my wicked Dist 6, formerly of Bachmann’s. But in a total different Dist. Wisconsin Idiocy is gradually creeping in. Heaven, Help Us All.

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  59. 135 Nena20409
    November 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  60. 137 Nena20409
    November 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm


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