122 Responses to “‘We’re Going To Be Okay…We Just Have To Fight For It’”


  1. January 22, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Evening TOD folks! Fight hell yes!

  2. 2 globalcitizenlinda
    January 22, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    ?

  3. 3 Nerdy Wonka
    January 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    • 4 GGail
      January 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Damn, Trump

    • 7 vcprezofan2
      January 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Here’s my take > I suspect the male of colour didn’t want to shake hands with him. Would you? He was the only one who retained his ‘prop’ in his right hand and didn’t look at the idiot. 🙂 🙂

      • January 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        Hi vc ::waves frantically:: How are you doing?? Yes, i agree it was a very slick move on his part. Subtle but clear.

        • 9 vcprezofan2
          January 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm

          /waving back with a grin/
          I am as fine as five pence, ty, Ml! I trust you are too.
          I watched it a couple of times and the first time I just saw the ‘no shake’; second look and I realized my guy didn’t beg for a shake like all the others. Frankly, I am shocked that the idiot was able to discern that a handshake wouldn’t be welcomed, and to keep his icky hand to himself.

          • 10 No Child Left Behind
            January 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

            Good Morning VC and TODVille.

            When you look at the video carefully, you will note that the Black man moves the “thing” to his right hand so that he could avoid shaking hands with a Jackass. Brilliant!

            • 11 vcprezofan2
              January 23, 2017 at 10:15 am

              Good morning, NCLB. I could shake that man’s hand for a) not going against his principles, and b) doing it so ‘subtly’. 🙂

              Morning, TOD! We are alive…and that’s good!

            • 12 GGail
              January 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

              As President, Trump still should have held out his hand. Shame on him.

          • January 23, 2017 at 11:12 am

            I know the Obamas were obligated to shake hands but I bet they got on that helicopter and broke out the heavy duty hand sanitizer.

    • 14 99ts
      January 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      2nd time in 50 years he’s been anywhere near a church & people of religion acknowledge him? Says as much about them as about the racist.

    • 15 CEB
      January 22, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      The AME pastor was not having it.

  4. 16 desertflower
    January 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I started crying again…I suspect that these waves of tears will continue to come over me when I least expect them to. I miss him deeply.

  5. 21 Jey
    January 22, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    What a piece of $hi# Putin’s Puppet is.

    Can hardly wait till he’s no longer President …

    Assange can take his leaks and shove it where the sun shines on the least.

    HRC should sue jackass Comey … wishful thinking I know *sigh*

    Have a good evening everyone.

  6. 22 JER
    January 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm

  7. January 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    For real … and real soon, now ….

    #25thAmendment

  8. January 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Love these two tweets … and, yes, these are their twitter handles post 20Jan ….

  9. 27 vcprezofan2
    January 22, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I didn’t read the article; am simply retweeting.

  10. January 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    • 29 Ann_T
      January 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      The Drumpf administration lies. Can you imagine if someone shouts out during the State of the Union address when he lies? It would be non-stop. I want to see the Dems sitting on their hands like the Repugs did during most of PBO’s time in office.

  11. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    January 22, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    This is how we get hacked, because trusting Americans will follow anything that makes ’em laugh … I know I did! 🙂

  12. January 22, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    under the heading..”Couldn’t happen too nicer folks”

  13. January 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    just when i think that i have no more tears left….

    I miss President Obama…

    • 39 CEB
      January 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Wonderful. Many more cities need to be lining up to do the same. All of these videos from various groups and individuals help us to remember that his work was not in vain and many of the things he implemented to improve lives and communities will continue for years to come no matter who is in the White House.

  14. January 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Let Me Think about this for a moment….

  15. 41 99ts
    January 22, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    It occurs to me the media is now doing what the GOP wants – discussing crowd sizes and the orange’s ridiculous speeches instead of watching what is happening in congress. I think it is still be orchestrated from outside of the US. While everyone concentrates on the stupidest of lies – easily proven as lies, the evil is happening through appointments and legislation. There are no press conferences that tell anyone what the administration is planning/plotting.

    • 42 susanne
      January 22, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      boy howdy– you are telling it all right here.

    • 43 COS
      January 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm

      The media should also be discussing trumps order raising interest on new home buyesr and low income mortgage holders. This is really important. A lot of his supporters will be affected by this move.

  16. January 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm

  17. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    January 22, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    “Propaganda Barbie” (I might have named it “P T Barnum’s Love Child Barbie,” but maybe that’s just me):

  18. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Interesting …

  19. January 23, 2017 at 1:14 am

  20. January 23, 2017 at 1:20 am

    THIS !!!! …..

    …. which is why THIS is just another statement of the enormous strength of character of our “Forever” President & First Lady …..

    • 49 susanne
      January 23, 2017 at 3:39 am

      Thanks for posting that clip of Mrs Dump being interviewed. I was feeling sorry for her, and now I just pity her.

    • 50 CEB
      January 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Thanks for posting this. I was one of the ones feeling a bit sorry for her. Good to know the possibly illegal immigrant is a lying bitch who is all in on this mess.

      • January 23, 2017 at 9:49 am

        I agree thanks for posting this, I have always said that I will not sink to the right wing conservatives level and attack Barron Trump, even though they had no problem going after Malia and Sasha. But for me Melania will get the same amount of respect from me that the right wing conservatives gave Michelle Obama…..NONE.

    • January 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

      You’re welcome, Susanne, CEB & bella.

    • 53 Ann_T
      January 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      SMH…Mrs. Drumpf is in denial. I wish she would leave him but he would probably have her deported. 😀 I saw a meme where the Tiffany box that she gave Mrs.O had a sign it it saying “Help” LOL

  21. January 23, 2017 at 1:24 am

  22. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2017 at 1:25 am

  23. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2017 at 1:27 am

    On a personal note, oh please clothing gods, make Trump stop wearing that awful, garish red tie.

    Thank you, and goodnight TODville! Sweet dreams to all, hopefully!

  24. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2017 at 2:02 am

    This can’t be seen – and understood – enough. Because it’s all reality TV to him, just like Trump forgets he’s mic’d, he forgets he’s on camera, blowing kisses to J Edgar Comey.

  25. January 23, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Just had to return to post this ….

    As all of you know, I posted here months ago my disbelief that a guy, who’d stand his ground the way Comey did against Gonzales, Card & ultimately GWB, would actually support traitorous scum like Trump.

    https://thinkprogress.org/comey-breaks-silence-white-house-tried-to-force-incapacitated-ashcroft-to-back-spying-program-66fb293ac29#.h3ej4nwxz

    As unlikely as it probably is, it would be cosmic karma if Comey has been leading a “sting” operation against Trump & Co.

    The other reason this notion of a ‘sting’ is the way President Obama reacted to Comey’s release of the letter that clearly destroyed HRC’s lead days before the election.

    I’m most likely incorrect, but …..

    now, goodnight …

    • 70 MaewholoveourCIC
      January 23, 2017 at 4:38 am

      Bob
      This makes the most sense. I love all your post but this one turned on my thinking cap. I was feeling so sad about the state of our country. I sure hope Comey’s past behavior is the indicator of hope for his present actions. His core is that of a decent human being. President Obama isn’t wrong about him. He wouldn’t leave the American people in harm’s way. The sacrifice of the presidency that Hillary made will be one for the team.
      Charges will be filed today and hopefully everything will align for the good of the American people. I am encouraging myself! Thanks for being a beacon of hope with your posts.

    • 71 Don
      January 23, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Yes, I never understood Comey’s rationale for turning on Hillary after standing up to the Bush junta. There is so much misdirection taking place, up is down and down is up.

    • January 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Really appreciate your comments Mae and Don. Thank you

    • 73 globalcitizenlinda
      January 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      the justification you write here is exactly what I have been using to calm down my friends who believe only what we are currently allowed to see/read/hear and overlook the need to preserve an investigation of this magnitude.

      I tell them that if I am proved wrong, then I will sincerely apologize to them

  26. January 23, 2017 at 3:18 am

    • 75 Obama Grandmama
      January 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I noticed the photos shown upon claiming the biggest crowd for Trump were way closer to the Capitol Building where the crowds were similar. I also noticed that Trump said the close up crowd sitting near the swearing in area held 250,000 by itself. That should be an easily disputed number.

  27. January 23, 2017 at 3:19 am

  28. 77 desertflower
    January 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Morning everyone….woke up in the night because of this fascist dictator….

    https://patribotics.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/dear-mr-putin-lets-play-chess-louise-mensch-trump-russia/

    Dear Mr. Putin, Let’s Play Chess
    JANUARY 17, 2017 ~ PATRIBOTICS
    PART ONE: PAWN TAKES QUEEN

    I have an overarching theory of Russia’s attack on America and the West. Here it is.

    There have not been a series of attacks on America and Europe by Vladimir Putin. There has been one single operation; it is the same operation.

    By 2008, possibly even earlier, according to John Schindler, a National Security expert formerly at the NSA, Russia had placed moles in the highest levels of US counter-intelligence. I take this as my starting-point, because all the subsequent facts bear it out.

    Mr. Putin always wanted to use the strength of the West as a lever to attack it, because Russia is weak and poor. So he did, and he used a very old-fashioned and effective method. Spies inside the IC. He also believes in propaganda and mind-games. He uses them on the West, he uses them on Russians, in Russia.

    Hillary Clinton correctly noted that Putin rigged his own election in 2011. This, apparently, is when he started to hate her.

    By the 2012 election, Russia’s desire to interfere with American democracy was already there, but it as yet didn’t have the tools to succeed in that aim. I deliberately omit some of the timeline here in order to get to the bigger points in the story, but I will return to it later.

    Russian moles placed inside the NSA recruited Edward Snowden. A letter between the FSB in Cuba and SENAIN in Quito held in a file marked ‘Assange’ in London, dated 4th April 2013, the day before Snowden sent his only email on legalities, April 5th 2013, and before Snowden took his uppermost level documents during the rest of the month of April, proves conclusively that Mr. Snowden is a Russian agent who acted on instructions from Moscow. After Snowden fled to Hong Kong, he escaped from there by an Ecuadorean travel document arranged by Julian Assange, and tried to get to Cuba.

    Snowden is a low-level IT idiot. He had help taking what he took from the NSA. I recommend the NSA review their case files and pick up the Russian moles within their agency. Snowden used stolen credentials, but it is almost certain that he received a piece of removable media like a memory card from his Russian handlers. He took military secrets. And by “he” I mean the FSB.

    More at the link. Connect the dots. Follow the power…

    • 78 desertflower
      January 23, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I’m thinking this is a MUST READ…Where’s Bobfr?? He’d be interested in this info 🙂

      • 79 desertflower
        January 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

        From this piece:

        PART TWO – FBI: WHITE KNIGHT VS BLACK KNIGHT

        Or, James Comey’s Counterintelligence FBI vs Rudy Giuliani’s NY Criminal FBI

        There are three parts to this theory, like a good play, and narratively, the next section ought to be about your spy ring in the University of Cambridge, your hacking of Facebook and Twitter and your propaganda wars across Europe, but as I have learned from you one must play to the audience, and I think American readers are mostly terrified that Director Comey will throw America under the bus and cover up your coup.

        I don’t agree. Here is my take.

        • 80 desertflower
          January 23, 2017 at 8:15 am

          HOLY SHIT. HOLY SHIT. You just can’t make this stuff up…my mind is working overtime!

          • 81 Don
            January 23, 2017 at 8:55 am

            I was wondering why there was so much legal activity taking place on the part of the DOJ/FBI and all the spy agencies AFTER the election, now I know.

    • 85 betseyc
      January 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks for this, DF. It’s fascinating on several levels. How did you come across it? It’s a blog that was just set up, has this one post, hasn’t put any info on the About or Contact pages. Wild.

  29. 86 desertflower
    January 23, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Another good read 🙂

    https://shift.newco.co/https-medium-com-peteleyden-why-trumps-inauguration-is-not-the-beginning-of-an-era-but-the-end-72a86833f0a3#.60siqywnv

    Trump Begins The End
    Trump is a symptom of something much bigger and more fundamental going on in the world. So are the people behind Brexit in Great Britain. They are not driving the change, they are reacting to the change. They are not showing the way forward, they are making desperate attempts to cling to the past, a past that is gone forever.
    The world is in the relatively early stages of an almost inevitable transition to what can be best understood as a new 21st-century civilization. Relatively early — meaning roughly one-third of the way through. And almost inevitable — meaning it can be derailed if we make some catastrophic political choices.

    snip/

    I think Trump ultimately is going to do America and the world a service by becoming the vehicle that will finally take down right-wing conservative politics for a generation or two. He is getting the entire Republican conservative establishment to buy into his regime. He is creating an administration that is blatantly all about rule by — and for — billionaires, sold out to the oil and carbon industries, and celebrating an out-of-control corporate capitalism. It will be a caricature of conservative policies. In short order he will completely and irrevocably alienate all the growing political constituencies of the 21st century: the Millennial Generation, people of color, educated professionals, women. He’ll eventually do the same for a significant number of more moderate Republicans. And does anyone out there really think Trump will do anything for the white working class that got him elected? Watch as repealing Obamacare blows up in his face.

    I think the backlash will be fast and furious. And it won’t just be Trump that goes down — it will be large swaths of conservative Republicans who will be almost helpless to stop Trump or distance themselves from him. They will pay the price for creating the conditions that created him. I think the next 4 to 8 years are going to see a serious sea change in politics — to the left, not the right. The analogy is closer to what happened to the conservative Republicans coming out of the 1930s — they were out of power for the next 50 years.

    • 87 desertflower
      January 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Goes to the Topic of “We’re Going to Be OK” VERY GOOD READ and worth thinking about! 🙂 From this piece:

      Most of all, for those who supported President Obama, stay hopeful. I truly believe that the politics and policies that President Obama helped usher in will prevail in the end. In the big-picture view of history, the brief Trump reign will be seen as a difficult but necessary step in the massive transition between one economic period to another.
      Obama’s decade of work will be seen, in the decades to come, as the truly enduring foundation. He laid the groundwork for what will certainly become the all-digital, fully global, sustainable civilization of the 21st century.

  30. 88 squarepeg
    January 23, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Good morning, folks. I have a question. Do ya’ll notice that, all of a sudden, cable news journalists suddenly care about reporting facts and holding people accountable? They didn’t bother to do that during the last republican administration, and during Obama’s administration, they actually MISreported on purpose! But now that Drumpf has declared war on the media, NOW all of a sudden they want to perk up and start acting like real journalists. Interesting.

  31. 89 desertflower
    January 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

    We all know this, but a good read just the same:)

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2017/1/20/5rsoiw9zr1f1rkqmlzx6rwy93djgmx

    …Republicans feared him and everything that he stood for.

    So when Barack Hussein Obama was overwhelmingly elected as our country’s first African-American president in November of 2008, Republicans vowed to do everything in their power to ensure his failure. Because if he truly succeeded, it meant that all African-Americans could grow up thinking they could one day be president. Not only African-Americans but other people of color too! Barack Obama’s success meant that any child of color who grew up with a single parent, whose family was supported by welfare, who went to school with student loans, who attended higher education thanks to the success of affirmative action, that this student could also grow up to be president just like Barack Obama. That was a dangerous seed to plant in the minds of our country’s youth and to squash this idea Republicans tried to ensure that Obama’s presidency would be so disastrous that White America would never again even consider a president of color.

    • 90 Don
      January 23, 2017 at 9:11 am

      For me, the most important thing about Barack Obama getting elected President was that he “un-shackled” the minds of many people. That was his greatest gift, he wiped away the word “can’t”.

  32. 91 desertflower
    January 23, 2017 at 8:55 am

  33. 93 desertflower
    January 23, 2017 at 8:57 am

    🙂

  34. 94 GGAIL
    January 23, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I’m waiting for the MSM to talk about how Trump is using the Executive Order right out the gate. No screaming from GOP senators about it either.

  35. January 23, 2017 at 9:23 am

    This must be on Putin’s orders. PBO and Merkel were very close. Now she can’t even get a response from the Trump team. OUTRAGEOUS act of arrogance and disrespect.

  36. January 23, 2017 at 9:31 am

    TERRIFYING AND INFURIATING.

  37. January 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

  38. 109 desertflower
    January 23, 2017 at 9:49 am

    STOP AND LOOK AT THIS!!! CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO! This is from the inauguration dance…LOOK AT TRUMP! This is NOT how you dance with someone…especially not a member of the US Navy that you oversee! THIS IS GROSS….that’s her BOSS!

    https://thinkprogress.org/melania-jewelry-bio-51c29d1a91b9#.7rpka0i3h

    • 110 desertflower
      January 23, 2017 at 9:50 am

      By the way, I clicked on this to read the story and the photo caught my eye! Now I haven’t read the story and can’t get the photo out of my mind! WTF!

      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        January 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

        Hi, df – I watched a few minutes of the “balls,” with the sound muted … and caught this act. When I saw how he was acting, I was a thousand percent sickened, all the way in the Midwest. He ruined what used to be a fine tradition, one the younger service members could have recalled down the road. What’s next for him to ruin? (Don’t answer that, please.)

  39. 112 57andfemale
    January 23, 2017 at 9:52 am

    This is a good idea:

  40. January 23, 2017 at 9:55 am

    HOPE HOPE HOPE HOPE

  41. January 23, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I am not here for Melania.

  42. January 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    This is our Pentagon speaking this morning, folks.


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