125 Responses to “NPR: The Exit Interview With President Obama”


  1. December 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Thursday morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. πŸ’«πŸ™πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Šβ€

    To all, I hope you remember, God gave you a great mind to gain as much knowledge as you seek, to understand as much as you desire, and to imagine anything without limitation each day, especially today. ❀ ❀ ❀

    Notwithstanding the nightmare of BuffoonTrump in the Whitehouse, I am more than ever, Thankful to God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. β­πŸ† β­πŸ† β­πŸ†

  2. 2 COS
    December 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    GM TOD and thanks a million NW.

  3. December 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Great article about who’s the toughest man in America (hint: his initials are PBO): http://www.alreporter.com/the-toughest-man-in-america/. It’s an interesting read, but as we’ve seen over the past several years – kinda sad too. What a country.

  4. 8 JER
    December 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  5. 12 JER
    December 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Michelle Obama’s Stunning Outfits as Told by Designers Who Dressed Her

  6. 19 Linda
    December 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    These 52 Amazing Photos From Around The World Sum Up 2016 Perfectly

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2016-year-in-photos_us_5859962ee4b0eb5864844667

  7. December 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  8. December 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Good to know there are a lot of people out there who call bull sh*t when they see one. Why would any Trump pretend they fly coach like the rest of us.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/passenger-kicked-off-jetblue-flight-for-questioning-why-ivanka-trump-was-on-it-173906713.html

  9. 30 sherijr
    December 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Hola people.. Happy Thursday, trying to get all those last minute chores done πŸ™‚ Wanted to share this: Join Team Obamacare. Help protect Obamacare .https://www.barackobama.com/join-team-obamacare/?source=em_x_aca_20161018_x_x_kh_ar&utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_campaign=em_x_aca_20161018_x_x_kh_ar

  10. 32 JER
    December 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  11. December 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Speak your minds, TODers:

  12. December 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Momentum……

  13. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    December 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    • 47 FoxfireTX
      December 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      JOB, i laughed out loud when I read this–pretty much what I just posted on FB and decided I needed to get off given the roll I was on:-) I cannot stand anything about this man, and it gets worse every day. Spent some time just figuring out how to cite to some articles without including his photo because i refuse to have his photo on my page.

      He just may be the worst human being I’ve encountered and I spent a career litigating against NY a…holes. He does not respect anyone or anything including the Office of President. And he has no idea what the world “class” means.

      • 48 jacquelineoboomer
        December 22, 2016 at 10:09 pm

        I laughed that you laughed – and I’m with you on everything else. (Ugh.) Somebody on twitter was adding words to my list about him, too!

  14. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    December 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Well, now I’m on #TeamPerez and #TeamObamacare. I should nap. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz πŸ™‚

  15. 52 CEB
    December 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    It is really interesting to see how almost all of the national magazines from Ebony/Essence to RollingStone to the NYT and WaPO have issues that are retrospective on The Obamas and the Obama administration. While much of this is about dollars and end-of-the-year solvency (they know that featuring them on the cover is a guaranteed sale) some of it is about the too-late realization of what we have had for 8 years. The one thing of value in the whole debacle of a DT presidency, is that the media and others (cannot get over Glenn Beck’s “road to Damascus” change of attitude), have finally admitted what they have known all along : that a good, kind, strong, intelligent, and effective man took us from the depths to the heights. While I appreciate the volumes that I am adding to my personal Obama Library, their efforts are too late. They had to see just how ugly, ugly could be before they would admit that PBO is a transformational figure whose influence will live long, here and abroad, after that helicopter takes him “some place warm” after he has done one last distasteful duty for an ungrateful nation. The media made the way forward much slower and progress more tenuous because they reneged on their duties to the nation. What is the use to have freedom of the press enshrined in our constitution if it will only be used to spread hurtful gossip and out-right lies instead of searching from the truth and sharing with the rest of us? The jackals, who snapped at his ankles for 8 years were sad and tearful that day because they know what they have wrought. PBO treated them with respect and professionalism, at times begging them to do their jobs, begging the TV execs to carry certain speeches in the early days that they took joy in denying (we will be losing money they said, but we know what it was really about). There were some here that were going on and on about PBO’s failure in messaging, but every message needs a conduit and most of them were closed to him and any information that he wanted to get out to the public. Thank God for social media and the unconventional ways that he and his administration used to get some information where it was most needed. So while I am pleased to see the bookstore shelves full of different magazines doing end of term coverage, most of it favorable, I will not forgive them for want they did to the stifle the country’s progress and to lay the groundwork for the monstrosity that is facing us for the next 4 to 8 years.

    • 53 FoxfireTX
      December 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Love this CEB. I would add just one qualification. It is easy to forget today just how damn scary those times were for everyone. 800,000 Americans PER MONTH were losing jobs, and his new administration was so busy trying to hold it together there simply was not enough time to worry about messaging and the kind of stunts this new admin already is pulling. PBO was trying to save the entire global financial system from collapsing, and got virtually no credit when he pulled it off.

  16. 54 JER
    December 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm


    President Barack Obama retrieves his ball after putting on the 18th green at the Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei on December 21, 2016.

  17. 55 JER
    December 22, 2016 at 6:33 pm

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  20. December 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    More idiocy on display ….

  21. 68 JER
    December 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm

  22. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    December 22, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    • 75 COS
      December 22, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Funny, Jacqueline. πŸ™‚ “A” list entertainers doesn’t want to do anything for him. Also appears that he is having problems attracting “B” list entertainment. I will not watch one minute of this faux inauguration.

      • 76 jacquelineoboomer
        December 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm

        I won’t, either. Don’t plan to watch any cable TV “news” that entire day. Did that the day the EC was voting, as a trial run and I survived.

      • 80 joyfulmeme
        December 23, 2016 at 11:13 am

        Gotta say, I’m curious about the ridiculousness he’ll present. I’m also curious on whether the Obama’s will get a proper send off. I plan to watch some of it up until the Obama’s leave. Is that before or after the speeches? We must remember that we need to stay woke and hold this fool accountable. Keep Friends close and your adversaries closer.

        • 81 GGail
          December 23, 2016 at 11:18 am

          I’m curious too, joy and I do want to see the Obama’s send off. I also heard that there will be a democratic concert which will be televised from Miami, Fl.
          Does anyone have any solid information on this concert?

        • 82 Betsy
          December 23, 2016 at 11:54 am

          I also plan to watch the Obama’s leave, then my tv will go off.

      • 83 57andfemale
        December 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm

        I think it’s very important to not give and ratings to this travesty.

    • December 23, 2016 at 10:03 am

      I totally LOL’d on that one, Booms!!!!

  23. December 23, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

    #RestoreHOPE

  24. 87 No Child Left Behind
    December 23, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Good Evening TODVille!

    I hope everyone is holding strong; I know I am trying very hard to concentrate on what I can change and ignore all the talks surrounding the Jackass-Elect.

    This message is for JER: It’s not fair to placate POTUS’s picture like that for defenseless women to see.

  25. 92 globalcitizenlinda
    December 23, 2016 at 12:46 am

    • 93 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 23, 2016 at 7:24 am

      THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING A RELIGIOUS GROUP..HOWEVER..THEY ARE STUPID AND I WOULD NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THIS KIND OF NEWS. BROKEN ARM HERE..FOCUSING ON ALL THAT MATTERS..CHRIST’S BIRTH!

  26. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  27. 95 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 23, 2016 at 7:25 am

    JUST EXIT PBO..WE’RE LEFT WITH THE INCOMING STENCH!

  28. 96 desertflower
    December 23, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Morning.

  29. 97 desertflower
    December 23, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Hell Yeah!

    http://www.juancole.com/2016/12/reasons-supreme-nominees.html

    We don’t need a Trump-nominated supreme Court justice. We desperately don’t need such a person. And there is no reason to have one. The Democrats in the Senate should just filibuster any nomination for the next four years. Now, you may say that a president deserves to have the nominee of his choice voted on. But those were the old rules before we saw how the Republican Party treated Barack Obama. They just told him no, no, no on everything. Everything. They even threatened the home mortgages of government employees by closing down the government. Twice. They vilified Obama, shouted disrespectfully at him from the floor of Congress, and then they refused even to let his Supreme Court nominee, a centrist, come up for a vote. They declared President Obama a lame duck when he had 11 months left in his presidency.
    I declare Donald Trump a lame duck now. Four years out. Here are the reasons the Senate should block his nominee:

    • December 23, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Can or should the Dems play hardball….allow the country to sink in the mire of quicksand!!?

      • 99 desertflower
        December 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

        I would argue that the “quicksand” would come from placing a idiot pick on the SC. Turn back the clock for decades.

        • December 23, 2016 at 9:17 am

          yes i understand..

          i cannot get a handle on my emotions…i try to use the freedom fighters of old..who faced a greater threats…to take inspiration from their courage…i look around at folks in my circle….they seem to not have a clue of the impending danger….Just this morning…news of Putin/Trump appearing to ramp up the nuclear arms race…Netanyahu fearing that the US was going to side with the UN vote condemning the settlements….he reached out to trump (bypassing the President) who then reached out to Egypt and got a delay of the UN vote….then the NYT…that bastion of liberal news stated for the world to see…telling lies about how the Obama Coalition crumbled….once again taking a shot at the President….sometimes it just seems like too much…

        • December 23, 2016 at 9:20 am

          prettyfoot58, if the Dems can fine something to agree with the Republicans, that is good for the poor, working class, that is fine, but do not bow down to those right wing idiots, fight, and stand up for this country. Obstruct,fiibuster, do what the Republicans did and they got rewarded for their disgusting behavior this pass eight years.

        • December 23, 2016 at 9:21 am

          the President speaks about America despite our faults being the light that others in the world seek out for Justice and Liberty…i feel that the light has been snuffed out….and it frightens me

  30. 103 desertflower
    December 23, 2016 at 8:09 am

    • 104 globalcitizenlinda
      December 23, 2016 at 10:32 am

      can’t help wondering now if insurers pushed the rate increase partly as a subversive move to try to undermine Obamacare during a crucial election cycle … remembering the negative headlines the press went with at the time, not bothering to explain how rates had historically increased at an even higher rate

      • 105 57andfemale
        December 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm

        It was built into the law because the focus was on the financial health of the law when it was written and a little boost at this point made sense. However, having a rate increase come in an election year was pretty stupid. Even before we knew that GOP would lie their asses off about the law and wouldn’t do a damned thing to fix the few things that needed fixing, it was still stupid. But Dems in Congress and PBO were thinking that things would be normal.

  31. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    December 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a nice day

  32. 107 GGAIL
    December 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    Smile and make it a Great Day 😘

  33. 108 Anjo
    December 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Seasons Greetings one and all, may the Joys and Blessings of Christmas last and last and last, be Blessed, its always darkest before the dawn, no matter how down and depressing it may seem, endeavor to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family, think how wonderful you will feel and the hearty laughs you will have at every OMG, what the f**k moment to come. Come on now, all TODers practice your superior, nose in the air, i told you so demeanor, its going to be needed LOTS….back to work Love You All

  34. 110 desertflower
    December 23, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Was only able to begin listening to the NPR interview…not finished, but I just let his soothing voice and wise, thoughtful words wash over me….This is what a REAL President sounds like.

  35. 112 JER
    December 23, 2016 at 9:27 am


    Good Morning Everybody.

  36. 114 JER
    December 23, 2016 at 9:39 am


    A Libyan passenger plane. Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta.

  37. December 23, 2016 at 9:41 am

    PBO leaving the white house …it appears that world is become even more unstable

  38. December 23, 2016 at 9:43 am

  39. December 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

    • 119 desertflower
      December 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

      This idiot is such a ticking time bomb. He should have NEVER, EVER been allowed to even RUN for president! Too much conflict of interest that puts the US in peril. We need this FIXED!

    • 121 Don
      December 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Of course they want new terms, if I had the biggest mark ever sitting in front of me and he owed me money I’d take everything he’s got. And since Deutsche is in the business of making money it would be financial malpractice on their part NOT to go after Trump.

  40. December 23, 2016 at 9:56 am

  41. 124 FoxfireTX
    December 23, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Good morning TOD! Hope everyone has a great day with all those final preparations. For your reading pleasure…


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