140 Responses to “The Honor Of Serving You As President”


  1. 1 Betsy
    January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I don’t want him to go………

    • January 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Take him with you and hold on to the further goodness to come from Barack Obama, citizen !!

    • 3 Judith Fardig
      January 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Betsy, we all feel those strong emotions, but edp4bho has excellent advice for us. Join or start a local OFA group. President Obama will be our guide and mentor.

  2. 4 mtmarilyn
    January 14, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This is going to be very tough for all of us. I cry watching all these events and videos.

  3. 5 sherijr
    January 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Thank you Nerdy.

  4. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    January 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

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  7. January 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

    THANK YOU, Captain NerdyW.

  8. January 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

    • 12 CEB
      January 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I knew that asshole was going to try to come for Rep. Lewis. He is finding that he has gone a” bridge too far.”

    • 13 JER
      January 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

    • January 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Trump won’t say a word about Putin interfering in our election. Can you imagine Ronald Reagen not standing before that camera and telling Putin, we will fine out if you interfered in our election and if true you will pay. The big bad Trump who attacks everyone else will not say anything to Putin. I have to wonder why is that?

      • 15 Obama Grandmama
        January 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm

        Trump has already incriminated himself saying he would lift the sanctions on Russia besides saying on the campaign trail all the things Russia wanted including getting rid of NATO. That is pretty much proof in itself of Putin interfering with Trumps blessing.

  9. 16 GGail
    January 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family. Thanks so much NW! ❤
    Congrats Betsy on First 🙂

  10. January 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

    You are not a Patriotic American if you attend the Inauguration of Putin’s #IllegitimatePresident.

  11. January 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Good morning TOD Family! Another great good precious day in the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, The GOAT, the Best Ever Commander in Chief that our nation has ever and will ever know. Congratulations on First, Betsy! NerdyWonka, this post is precious and right and good on this morning. Your tweets on Rep. John Lewis, Superhero and Architect of #GoodTrouble, are of course witty incisive thoughtful brillliant and excellent. Thank you for all you have done and do. I am getting my coffee and sitting down to watch this final Weekly Address. The blessings. I love and adore and appreciate how he is finishing his time in office. He is present accounted for on the job taking care of us and all the business, right to the very end. Of course he is. What else would he do, given who he has always shown himself to be?

  12. January 14, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I know that Pete Souza’s photos will be in the archives at the library, is there any hope that they will put them on a platform the way they are putting all other social media?

    • January 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      The flickr and Instagram accounts will remain. Here’s the overview:

      Video and Photos:
      Over the past eight years, we’ve racked up thousands of hours of video footage and millions of photos. That’s all being transferred to NARA, where it will be preserved and made available to the public pursuant to the Presidential Records Act. The photos that have been released on WhiteHouse.gov, Flickr, Instagram and the video content on YouTube, Vimeo, and other White House presences will continue to be available on these platforms with updated usernames and will also be maintained by NARA. Full resolution versions of all the photo and video content that has been posted online will also be archived with NARA.

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/31/digital-transition-how-presidential-transition-works-social-media-age

      NARA stands for National Archives and Records Administration.

      • January 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        I should also say that I think that Pete Souza’s photos are the property of NARA (he was an employee of the WH) and thus cannot be commercially reproduced unless there is some kind of agreement. But I HOPE I’m wrong about that. No doubt there will be many on display at the Obama 44 Presidential Library but as far as creating a coffee table sort of book or series of collections, I’m not sure about that. We’ll see what happens!!

  13. 26 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

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  14. January 14, 2017 at 11:38 am

  15. 28 Sam UK Obama supporter
    January 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I can’t believe this is the last weekly address from my forever president. Can’t even begin to imagine that thing in the white house. I will NOT be watching that farce next Friday can’t even stand to hear that CREEPS name.

    I’m gonna miss President Obama SO much, and you guys here at TOD.

    • 29 CEB
      January 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      I will the watching a dvd of PBO’s first inauguration and recent interviews, binge watching the 2nd season of Outlander, reading, listening to beautiful music and praying for our country, especially for the most vulnerable among us. Next day, donations to social justice organizations that have proven records and figuring out what I can do on a local level.
      Last week young people at a local high school stages a walk-out and a protest because they want the A-A history course to be worth a full instead of a half credit. This is set by the state and is the case all over Florida. The organizer was a Latina student. The supt. (whose wife is A-A) was receptive to the idea and promised to see if there was anything that he could done. This is also the supt. who tried to remove the names of confederate generals from local schools. Even when he got independent funding (the racists always try to use cost, not their prejudice as the reason for their protest) to pay for the removals, white folks objected. These schools that are still named for confederate traitors are now predominantly Black, which is an even greater reason to have this mess removed. I stopped going to lunch with teachers that I had worked with for 28 years when I learned how they felt about this.
      The GOP is now trying to pass bills (they have done so in Alabama and are trying to do the same in Louisiana) to keep students in college and universities from discussing anything about social justice of ethnicity. They are being threatened with loosing some of their funding (I got this info. from the SPLC). We are already living in an authoritarian society. The way to control people is to limit access to information and to control education. The GOP run states and cities have been taking away freedoms, opportunity, and access, bit by bit and piece by piece for years. They know the demographics as much as anyone else and they have played the long game for years to counter it with everything from voter suppression to debtors’ prisons, to stealing elections. They have a big lead on liberals and progressives because we do not realize that the war is still going on. We win a few battles, take down our banners, let our swords rust while the enemy finds new ways to victory. What we have feared is already here and what only remains is: what are we prepared to do? Marching is all fine and good, but political power, wielded with an unrelenting strategy is what we need.

    • 30 Betsy
      January 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      I’ll be giving my students a test, lol.

    • January 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Great to see you, Sam, albeit under very sad circumstances. It may take a while to figure out how to tune out the coming horror con artist. He is beyond toxic. We are terrified and are all looking for ways to stay engaged with President Obama’s projects as all as Michelle’s.

      Very best to you and your family.

  16. 32 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

  17. 33 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 14, 2017 at 11:42 am

    AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED..THE OBAMAS WILL ALWAYS BE MY FIRST FAMILY!….PRAYING FOR A SUNNY DAY HERE..AWESOME WEDDING THIS AFTERNOOON..WONDERFUL COUPLE GOD IS GOING TO JOIN AS ONE!

  18. January 14, 2017 at 11:46 am

    • 35 Sam UK Obama supporter
      January 15, 2017 at 6:46 am

      I will be with you all in spirit just wish I could be there in person only my passport has expired. Nydia Velazquez you and all those marching are true patriots. Kudos.

  19. January 14, 2017 at 11:50 am

    i like her…

  20. January 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

  21. 38 hopefruit2
    January 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Good news…glad she came to her senses.

  22. January 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

  23. 41 JER
    January 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

  24. 42 Don
    January 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Almost unfathomable that Donald Trump came for John Lewis.

    • 43 CEB
      January 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      And that the fool would do so during MLK observance weekend. But remember, he believes that he can do anything that he wants because he has done so and gotten elected to be president. He sees no reason to change anything because he won. The true enemies of the state are those who voted for him knowing what he is.

    • 44 globalcitizenlinda
      January 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      the scumbag doesn’t understand the facts that are obvious to anyone – you just do not attack Rep. John Lewis

  25. January 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Heads up for info on President Obama’s archives on twitter, follow:

    @WHWeb
    This account will be maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and will serve as an archive of Obama Administration content.

    In order to follow now, click follow and it will say “pending” until it’s operational after January 20th.
    SAME with @POTUS44

  26. January 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    • 55 COS
      January 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      I have a feeling that this list will continue to grow.

    • January 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      I recognize it is a personal decision for each of them. However, I wish SO, SO much that every Dem would do the same. I venture to guess that if the situation were reversed, very few Republicans would attend. There would be a few, but not many. What say y’all?

    • 58 0388jojothecat
      January 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Most of the GOP SCOTUS boycotted PBO State of the Union addresses why can’t DEMS boycott an illegally elected con man masquerading as a human being. Votes were stolen by GOP controlled states to put him in office and a communist country that he believes more than Americans in our Intelligent Communities. He wants to sleep with the enemy then HE IS an enemy combatant and belongs in GITMO.

  27. January 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    listening to MSNBC….Cody Keenan and Ben Rhodes will continue with the president when he leaves the WH…i wonder how….i get so excited when i hear this…my greatest fear is that we will lose sight of the President and First Lady….this comforts me…

    i must say,,,i must ask…NW,,,

    what will happen to the diary after Jan 20…will you carry on….please let us know

  28. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Even with all the craziness, we can still smile when we see this about President Obama, on this list:

    “Cool as the other side of the pillow”

  29. January 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

  30. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    January 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  31. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    it is clear that one of the things that hurts the home-grown demagogue is being called out as: not a legitimate President by Rep John Lewis;

    so starting today it am going to periodically remind him with #TrumpIllegitimatePresident and #IllegitimatePresident every time I can get

    • 67 CEB
      January 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Karma is already on the case. The Deplorable One got into office mostly through his efforts, supported by the media and the GOP, to delegitimize PBO and he is being tarred with the same brush. It is even sweeter that it is begun, with no apologies, by Re. John Lewis.

  32. 68 JER
    January 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

  33. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm

  34. 70 hopefruit2
    January 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  35. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Please excuse my language. People piss me off.

  36. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Reading through the NY article highlighting conversations of the women who voted for the home-grown demagogue …. my, oh, my, this country has a lot of work to do in the march towards a More Perfect Union;

    don’t know what others here felt if they read it ….. don’t know how we can reach these people

    • 75 CEB
      January 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      I have no stomach to read this; that they voted for such a demonstrably horrible human being tells me all that I need to know about them. Leave them to their self-hatred and delusions; even when they are harmed by the decisions made by this hateful inept group, they will have the same views. We have a new generation of young people to save and that is where my energy will be.

  37. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  38. 77 GGail
    January 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    meta, thank you for the heads-up. My desire to keep up with all things PBO has motivated me to join Twitter. I followed you and a few others. 🙂

    • 78 Judith Fardig
      January 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      I will follow you GGail! I’m @FardigJudith What is your twitter handle?

    • January 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      You’re so welcome! So cool to have you on twitter!!

      I just followed you and sent you a tweet!!

      To see how other tweeters are interacting with you, click on the tab, “Notifications”, which is sometimes referred to as Mentions.

      • 88 GGail
        January 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        YAY!
        I’m learning so much. Please keep providing tips and instructions.

        • January 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

          Another FYI –

          You know, my main advice would be to just be careful who you let follow you. You are notified of your follows on the “notification” page. Check out their tweets and see if they’re RWNJs and Trumpaloons who spout toxic garbage all day. If any of those types follow me, I block them immediately. You can block anybody by going to their page and clicking on the wheel gear symbol by the follow link. Pull down that menu and there’s a place to click on block. Some of us get a little thrill doing that.

          And let us know if you have any questions about who to follow in certain areas or disciplines.
          I’d say follow @petesouza RIGHT NOW. LOLz.

          Enjoy!

          • 90 GGail
            January 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm

            OMG, I have already Blocked someone. And yes, I did get tickled. LOL!!! And yes, I searched and found Pete Souza.
            At the rate I’m going, I will be glued to this chair for the remainder of today.

            “Thanks Obama”

            LOL!!!!

            • January 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

              I’m warning you, it is totally addictive, especially when there’s breaking news!!!!

              “Thanks, Obama” for real!!

              • 92 GGail
                January 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

                I have got to eat!

                You all that have Followed me already – thank you. It is so encouraging and supportive. ❤

            • 93 mtmarilyn
              January 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm

              One trick someone taught me was instead of blocking, mute them. That way they can still see your tweets but you can’t see there’s. not sure how it works but I’ve been doing that. I figure I want them to read my tweets, but I don’t want to see theirs.

  39. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

  40. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm

  41. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm

  42. 97 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    • 98 CEB
      January 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      The people are fact-checking dumbass DT! Thank God for social media! Nothing is perfect (fake news etc), but it is a perfect vehicle for rapid response that we will need more than ever. The traditional media has failed us and should be consigned to a relic of history if it is not revamped and re-vitalized. What is the use of having its protections enshrined in our governing documents when they have become tools to carry lies and misinformation that deeply harms the institution that it is to protect?

  43. 99 Judith Fardig
    January 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  44. January 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    This is referring to the @POTUS account.

  45. January 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  46. January 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    OH, YEAH

  47. 108 CEB
    January 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I have not exhaled since the Clinton Administration and I am exhausted. All of the political ups and downs, the few moments of joy and visions of our country moving forward have been marred by so much ugliness and disappointment, missed opportunities, mismanagement, foolishness, and true evil. The latter is not a word that I have ever used casually and have always been suspicious when others use it, but as I have learned more and more about what the republicans, at the behest of the 1% that have the real power, have done to keep the poor, poor and sick, people of color disenfranchised, and all women as 2nd class citizens, I am sick to my soul. What is even worse than what has been done to us, is that so many do not know, that they blame the wrong people, and despite of so much evidence to the contrary, they hold on to a vision of this country that has never been true. We fight over scraps, while our birthright is buried. I try to stay positive, but everyday I learn more and more about just how devious our enemies are and how fucked up almost everything is. My sister says “why do you let this stuff upset you?” How can it not? The one thing that I hope for as we live through our not-so-new reality (it is just out there for more to see), is that more people wake up and realize how we have all been deceived and used as pawns by the powerful.
    This is one of those days where it is harder to feel positive, but I know how to pull myself out of this so after giving myself a little time to give in to these feelings, I will do what we must do when we feel that we are at the bottom: look up and begin to crawl back up.

  48. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

  49. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  50. January 14, 2017 at 4:48 pm

  51. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Ridiculous. Laughing to myself, I went on a search to see what’s posted on any official website about the uninauguration. You don’t have to visit this .gov page to know there’s not much. No program or even all that much specificity on events listed and it’s less than a week away. Probably still confirming to get ANYBODY to participate or perform. Oh, yeah, this page is also available in Español – not that anybody Trump will invite would require that.

    https://www.usa.gov/inauguration-2017

    The fake inaugural has a very lonely looking twitter account – @TrumpInaugural – packed with bigly gobs of nothingness.

    I started to gag, so I couldn’t finish looking through it … hope there’s nothing too foul to read … but this is a snark website on the big day, which has more fake news on it than the fake news on the real uninauguration site: https://bullshit.ist/order-of-program-for-the-inauguration-of-president-donald-j-cd42541f0ab#.fwnfbhb2g

    Hey, I looked, so you didn’t have to!

    • January 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Super grateful to you, Booms!! My hazmat suit hasn’t arrived yet from Amazon.

      • 114 jacquelineoboomer
        January 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm

        These are the only two lines from the snark program on the last link, which I’ll share. Everything else I’m gonna go forget. Fast.

        Commemorative Poem — “And Still I Whine,” Mr. Sean Hannity

        Dance of the Seven Veils and Presentation of the Head of Mitt Romney — Miss Kellyanne Conway

  52. January 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

  53. 117 Nena20409
    January 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Hello my Beloved ❤ TOD ❤
    Thanks to all the Folks: NW, TOD Twitter Brigades, Lurkers and Commenters keeping TOD fiercely awesome!
    {{{{{ ❤ Chips & ❤ Dudette ❤ }}}}}
    Just finished Catching up. Now, a little rest.
    Read a handful of comments here from Amk. Great!

  54. 118 carolyn
    January 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Okay…..if I have to join Twitter to keep up with PBO, I will. How do I do it? I never thought about it before.
    Thanks in advance.

  55. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    January 14, 2017 at 6:08 pm

  56. 127 JER
    January 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Trump to visit African American History Museum on MLK Day amid fight with civil rights icon John Lewis — http://abcn.ws/2iUNQ9M

  57. January 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    What is discussed at the DNC Forum

  58. 135 carolyn
    January 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    “The Emperor has no clothes.”
    It took a person like John Lewis with total moral clarity and courage to say out loud what needed to be said about Trump: that he is not a legitimate president. And, people needed a John Lewis to say this to accept it and give others the courage to speak out. One person can change a room, as PBO always said. One person is all that is needed to start the right.

  59. January 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm


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