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Profile In Courage


170 Responses to “Profile In Courage”


  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    March 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    A wonderful recipient for this award.

  2. 3 donna dem 4 obama
    March 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Mr President, you top the list for my Profile in Courage

  3. 5 whatisworking
    March 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Please share this with all your networks and everyone you know who has a Republican MOC

    URGENT – ACA Action Needed TODAY

    Congressional leaders in the House know that ripping away health insurance from millions of Americans is unpopular – you helped show them that last week at town halls. They should be rethinking their whole approach to Obamacare, but instead, the lesson they apparently learned is… to keep their repeal plan a secret.

    This is not a joke, even though it sounds like one. Their bill is being kept in a basement room on Capitol Hill and only a select few are being allowed to read it. The public isn’t able to see how a draft repeal would affect families and communities that depend on the provisions of Obamacare.

    The last time Congress’ nonpartisan analysts looked at repeal they concluded that tens of millions would lose coverage and premiums would go up. No wonder they are ashamed of it. They want to rush this through before folks find out what a disaster it would be.

    We’re asking that wherever possible we spend today and tomorrow working to mobilize our members, partner activist and allies in each of our states and have them start calling Congress and saying, no to a secret plan.

    Ask to speak to your representative at the House switchboard: (202) 224-3121. Make the call now.

  4. 7 Judith Fardig
    March 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Congratulations, Donna! Agree X 1000!

  5. 8 donna dem 4 obama
    March 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

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  8. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    March 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    • 18 Obama Grandmama
      March 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Dry throat, red face, inappropriate smiling and laughing, over explaining and not recalling while at the same time remembering unimportant details equals lying.

  9. March 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    yayyyyboo

    • March 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      I have said this before. Isn’t it strange that the party who question President Obama love of country is the one who have no problem with a foreign government interfering in our election. Just so they can keep power.

  10. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    March 2, 2017 at 6:29 pm

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    • 31 whenpamelawandered
      March 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      So if he resigns, does he get to walk away without consequences?

      • March 2, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        No fucking way. He needs to lawyer-up, and turn himself in. Like they ALL DO.

      • March 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm

        In a perfect world…. that lives inside my head…. he would resign, then Turn States Evidence to save his own skin. This rabbit hole goes deep – have you been reading Louise Mensch’s stuff on RussiaGate? The Guardian even ran a story on her, and her amazing work on the Russia thing.

        • 34 whenpamelawandered
          March 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

          Oh yes, for sure! When DF brought back that link to #theCarolinaConspiracy, read that and was simultaneously relieved and hooked! Was one of my first to follow on my hopeles twitter! I hope she gets her well-earned Pulitzer! Then Bobfr recommended all to follow her, that clinched it! Am hoping YA reads along! ❤🙏🏻📿👁👁

          • March 3, 2017 at 1:24 am

            Did you read her first piece, Putin, Let’s Play Chess? I’ve always thought HOW Snowdon got his 6-figure gig in Hawaii, with Top Secret Government Government Clearance….. without ever finishing a single college class, and that he contacted Greenwald and Poitras regarding stolen intel, BEFORE his first day at Booz – was the BIG part of the story, not that he leaked stuff…(I mean I *KNOW* that Amazon and Facebook know more about me that I do..) So WHO THE FUCK got him that gig, and WHY?

            Hunting Hillary has been going on for almost 30 years. The GOP are correct to be terrified of her. She’s destroying them even now, from afar…. without lifting a finger, because stupid old white men have never accepted that KARMA IS A GODDESS.

            • 36 whenpamelawandered
              March 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

              Yes, I read it carefully a couple of times, before sharing it all over the place and bringing it back here again. It was DF and then tnmtngirl who first re-linked it for us! 👏🏼👊🏼

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  15. 39 sherijr
    March 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Isn’t it funny (not funny) how Republicans finally have all the power they could have ever dreamed of… and they are proving once and (hopefully) for all that they are completely corrupt and inept. They had this truly great opportunity to show they actually give a damn about American lives and instead they are brazenly ripping us off every possible way. They could have used their power for good and they just couldn’t bring themselves to do so. They are a weak and wicked bunch of truly selfish humans. Their ideology has corrupted them beyond common decency. I keep thinking about the Congressman in WI ? yesterday who sent out cease and desist letters to his constituents! Don’t they take an oath to represent we the people? Paul Ryan who shuts off his phones. A White House full of liars… and perhaps even Russian operatives?

    • 40 jacquelineoboomer
      March 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Well said. Applauding over here!

    • March 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      PERFECTLY stated, sherijr. You speak for me 1000000%.

    • 46 whenpamelawandered
      March 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      I get the feeling they are being given plenty of time to show their true motives, and the more power they think they have, the more brazen the behavior becomes. However hard it feels to wait for justice to be served, best for us to #bevigilantdontbeafraid, and to be strong in our hearts, keep anchoring the Light and Hope, trust in the inherent goodness of human nature. There is more good in the world than there is evil, and good will win out. Evil is rearing its ugly head as it faces its death throes. We are on the cusp of the Ages, it is no coincidence so many millions have resonated to the Age of Obama. We are the first to cross the threshold, tho it is neither quick nor easy. Keep You The Heart ❤️

      • 47 sherijr
        March 2, 2017 at 10:45 pm

        thank you Pamela, very wise words.. and I agree with you- I believe too that justice will be served. I am also heartened by our fellow humans, literally world wide who refuse to settle for this sham of an administration. By all the protesters here who’ve been out daily. By all the lawyers who rushed to the airports w/ the Muslim ban and even our dem congress who are fighting back against something none of us have ever dealt with- folks trying to steal our country our democracy. So thank you for your smart hopeful attitude.

    • 48 nathkatun7
      March 2, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Very well said, Sherijr! Republicans Abe Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens, Robert B. Elliott, Eisenhower, Earl Warren and William Brennan, must be turning in their graves.

      • 49 sherijr
        March 3, 2017 at 8:29 am

        such wonderful examples nath, and yes they would be very disgusted I should think with today’s republicans

  16. March 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    WOW. These guys are complete snakes.

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      March 2, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Maybe they can all keep those confidentiality agreements, as they sit in their federal prison cells. Or – as Trump would toss out like the idiot he is – “at GITMO.”

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      March 2, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Here’s what he can answer to … why did they agree to meet, in the first place?

      • 56 nathkatun7
        March 3, 2017 at 12:08 am

        Great question, J’OB! Your question should the one being asked by the media to Carter Page and all the Trump people who met with the Russians before Trump took the oath of office as the president of the United States.

    • 57 whenpamelawandered
      March 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Again, such deceit and treachery does not exist in the animal kingdom. There are no animals so undeserving of life as these wretched, soulless imitation humans, bereft of light, filled only with greed and lust for power.

    • 58 vcprezofan2
      March 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      I know I’m somewhat sleepy, but aren’t these words here admitting that they met, had ‘confidentiality rules’ and agreed it was an ‘off the record session’? IOW, I am the only one (albeit sleepy) who sees these words as confirmation whether he thinks he’s neither confirming nor denying? :/

      • March 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        PRECISELY. That’s how dumb these mobsters are. Crazy.

        • 60 vcprezofan2
          March 2, 2017 at 9:19 pm

          smh
          Meta, it’s hard for me to accept that so many (pardon me) idiots are dancing around the controls in the upper levels of US power, with more being confirmed daily.

          • March 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

            It’s completely sickening. As an American, as a human being. UGH.

            • 62 vcprezofan2
              March 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

              To date it has been very disillusioning. Not that it matters, but I don’t think *my* perception of US democracy and governance will ever recover. ‘Ugh’, just about says it right.
              Nevertheless, I’m hanging in in the hope that they’ll be swept out, AND swept aside, sometime in the not too distant future.

      • 63 nathkatun7
        March 2, 2017 at 11:39 pm

        VC, you may be sleepy, but you are still very alert! Your comment is absolutely on the mark!

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    UGH

  20. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    March 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    That’s the trouble with all these white (haired) privileged men who hang around Trump. None of them cover their tracks, because they feel they can act however they want and be covered by others or buy their way out. Trump’s number one dawg at showing the way. I’m guessing they still don’t think what any of them did should be looked at as wrong, because it got ’em where they wanted to go. Pence is dumber than dirt, but will lie about what he ate for breakfast with an “aw, shucks” attitude. Same as Sessions. Flynn was just crazy, and sometimes crazy trips itself up. Ryan and McConnell hate everyone but themselves. I can’t wait until they all have a group farewell party at Mar-a-Lago. Knowing them, they’ll all apply for unemployment compensation, because we all “owe” them.

    Gag.

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  22. March 2, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This is the bit I don’t understand. He answered a question he was not asked. IOW, he anticipated trouble and then looked over at his lawyer when he was finished.

  23. 72 JER
    March 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm


    Throwback to seven years ago today. — petesouza

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  26. 77 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I just came in the door….trying to wrap my head around all the lies and deceit going on in this WH. Holy shit. I won’t be satisfied until they are all in jail, the world knows that Republicans are lying cretins and THESE lying Republicans are all in jail…AND we have new elections. Then, we’re good.

    • 78 99ts
      March 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I’m finding booman has some amazing analysis – easy to read and understand. (don’t read his commenters – most are still bernie bots)

      http://www.boomantribune.com/

      If he can do this analysis why on earth cant the media, the fbi, the cia, any other intelligence sources and the democrats get it together?

  27. 79 almablanca
    March 2, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    So happy for @BarackObama. He deserves this and so much more.

  28. March 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Repeat reminder! Voice your opinion.

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    Let’s get this show on the road.

  31. 83 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

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    • 86 sherijr
      March 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      thank goodness for some of these judges right now. They seem to have some sense of sanity and decency.

  34. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    March 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm

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  36. 89 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    • 90 desertflower
      March 2, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      That sound you just heard may be the other shoe dropping. These sons of bitches are just evil and self serving through and through. LOCK THEM UP

    • 91 sherijr
      March 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      yep that is a good catch. Reminds me of when they couldn’t get mobsters on mob stuff, murder mayhem; etc… so would go after them for tax evasion. If we can’t get these guys one way.. get ’em another.

    • March 2, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      So funny that they allowed himself to get caught in another lie.

      LOD had a segment where he talked about Sessions being a bad lawyer. He basically said that a lawyer would not have allowed his client to use the phrase “I don’t recall” especially when client goes on to describe in detail about less significant, less notable things. That weakens the “I don’t recall” defense.

  37. 93 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I’m off to bed…try this, it’s fun!

  38. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    March 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm

  39. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    March 2, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    You have some pretty high-roller followers, meta!

  40. March 2, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I looked at this earlier. It’s about the line of succession within the Justice Department.

    A week before leaving office, Obama authorized Executive Order 13762, “Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice.” That order inexplicably removed Obama appointee Dana Boente, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, from the DOJ line of succession.

    Fast-forward to Jan. 30, less than two weeks after Trump took office, when the president dramatically fired Obama holdover Sally Yates as Acting Attorney General after she refused to defend Trump’s controversial (and ultimately futile) immigration ban. As Sessions had yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Trump was able to elevate whomever he pleased to take Yates’ place.

    Trump asked Boente to serve as Acting AG. The Virginia attorney was officially named Acting Attorney General on Feb. 9, the same day Sessions was sworn into office—and the same day Trump signed the executive order reversing Obama’s line of succession.

    Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any investigation into Russia’s involvement with the 2016 presidential election…Boente will now take over “any election-related investigations.”

    This became significant to me because I wondered about the process by which a special prosecutor would be chosen. While watching Rachel, it was noted that up until 1999, a rule was in place where if the president or a high ranking person were being investigated, a 3-panel group would appoint the prosecutor. Now that the rule has expired, who would be authorized to appoint the special prosecutor? The President? The AG?

    This article also became significant to me when it was pointed out that 45 is putting people in deputy positions that are loyal to him (which explains why his cabinet staff is not being allowed to appoint their own deputies). Does this mean that Boente will appoint the special prosecutor for the Russia investigation? Will he appoint someone who was hand-picked by 45?

    • 100 desertflower
      March 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Chess, baby:)

      • March 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

        Yes, it does appear that some things were left behind that would force 45 to take deliberate actions to continue his cover up. Those actions would accumulate to show a pattern that could be construed as evidence of involvement/collusion or, at a minimum, knowledge.

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  42. 105 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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    March 2, 2017 at 11:15 pm

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  46. 112 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 11:39 pm

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    March 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm

  48. 114 globalcitizenlinda
    March 2, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    whenever you get a chance, please remember to link the whole republican party to the corruption and democracy-destroying actions that started before the election and continue to this day;

    ;

    the linkage has to be done in such a way that it is so tight that there is no chance for any of those who (through their silence, votes or outright vocal support),collaborated with the homegrown demagogue to escape and plead that they were not part of it;

    ;

    the whole republican party must be cleaned out as they take orange and his close network to jail over all these criminal activities;

    ;

  49. 116 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Good Night TOD 😉

  50. 119 Gazelle
    March 3, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Did I hear that Michael Moore on Lawrence O’Donnell say change Obamacare to Trumpcare then it would pass? Eff, hope I heard wrong! If not, it’s ACA, effer! Why not say the effing name, & not try to hijack the name to GOP who thought Obamacare would deride PBO. Proof to their stupid? On top of that they’ve failed a zillion repeals, & no plan of their own in any deep horizon. Now they’re left w/ taking PBO’s ACA & simply renaming it to their collective effers? Really? Nah, twit-son, sit your behind down lickty-spit. You just super shined your damn emo self.

  51. 120 RosesForObama
    March 3, 2017 at 12:17 am

    🌹Congratulation best President – a ray of sunshine, 😎

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  56. 127 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:40 am

  57. 128 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:41 am

    • March 3, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Good Morning to you, too NCLB! These brought a smile to my face. Thanks for brightening up the morning.

      Good Morning TOD Family!!! Everyone have a wonderful day.

  58. 130 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:43 am

  59. 131 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:44 am

  60. 132 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Like father, like son.

  61. 133 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I’ve been calling them that years ago!!!

  62. 134 No Child Left Behind
    March 3, 2017 at 7:47 am

  63. March 3, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Sometimes it seems as if there’s a different mindset between night time media and morning media.

    Overnight, we’ve heard that there was a contradiction as to whether or not Sessions met the Russia ambassador in his capacity as a senator. We also heard that there were other 45 advisors/surrogates who met with Russian liaisons.

    This morning, the media is tripping over themselves coming up with reasons why Sessions’ testimony was not perjury — intent being the main factor; even referencing HRC and emails. Sen. Blumenthal was on MJ this morning and refuse to use the word “lie”. He would not even directly respond to the question of whether or not he trusted that Comey would conduct an impartial investigation.

    First of all, I will never believe that Sessions did not intend to mislead. That country hick dialect and mannerisms is more annoying than seemingly sincere. Sessions has been given a task to obstruct and cover up in his capacity as AG. He will do whatever is necessary to achieve that goal; not to mention, *his* career and lifestyle is at stake. Plus, his profession as a lawyer raises the bar as to his intent.

    Second, Sessions *should* have a major hurdle overcoming the explanation that he met with Russia in his capacity as a senator. If he was at the Republican convention in his capacity as a senator, attending on the taxpayer’s dime, he should not have been as involved in the 45 campaign as he was. If, as has been noted, his appearance at the convention (during which time he met with Russia) was being paid for by the campaign, then obviously he is continuing to lie in an attempt to cover up other lies.

    Third, his tepid recusal doesn’t go far enough — as far as recusals go. He limited it to the campaign. What about the transition — which he led? What about the administration — of which he is a part?

    Beyond that, he *should* resign. I would add serve time in prison, but i have no doubt that 45 would pardon him. or commute the sentence.

    I’m hoping for a deluge of intelligence to come down. Enough with the drips.

  64. 136 desertflower
    March 3, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Morning everyone…did you see all this money flying out of your wallet for this lying POS? He needs to go!

    • 137 desertflower
      March 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Also note that Jabba the Hut needs ANOTHER vacation because all this lying and ripping up a democracy is HARD!

    • 138 sherijr
      March 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Here’s the thing, he’s going to keep doing it- stealing our money for his gain/ reaping $ for his business while mixing with policy- for as long as we the people/ Congress allows him too. He’s a lifelong thief.

    • March 3, 2017 at 9:11 am

      All those criticizing President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama vacations don’t care how much their white President spend on his vacations, it just piss them off about that black President and his family.

  65. 140 desertflower
    March 3, 2017 at 8:02 am

  66. 141 desertflower
    March 3, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Follow the $$$

    • 143 desertflower
      March 3, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Lots and lots of lying going on here….of course, when the Big Cheese lies about everything…it’s only natural for the others to follow his lead

      But let’s not focus too much on Mr. Sessions. After all, he is joined in the cabinet by Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who lied to Congress about his use of a private email account; Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, who lied about a sweetheart deal to purchase stock in a biotechnology company at a discount; and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, who falsely told Congress that his financial firm didn’t engage in “robo-signing” of foreclosure documents, seizing homes without proper consideration.

      And they would have served with Michael Flynn as national security adviser, but for the fact that Mr. Flynn was forced out after the press discovered that, like Mr. Sessions, he had lied about contacts with the Russian ambassador.

  67. March 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

    The more people, the harder to cover up which is currently his focus.

  68. March 3, 2017 at 8:22 am

    So who’s writing the talking points…I would bet the instructions are coming from Russia.

  69. 147 desertflower
    March 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I choose his two yo to run the country!

  70. March 3, 2017 at 8:25 am

    So does Ivanka get to weigh in on every aspect of policy?

    • 149 sherijr
      March 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

      I will never understand how the family members are allowed involvement legally, it makes no sense to me.

      • March 3, 2017 at 8:39 am

        If there’s a loophole, 45 will find it and abuse it. Since his family members aren’t officially in positions prohibited by the nepotism clause, he isn’t violating any laws there. But, they are de facto members of his cabinet. Kushner, for example, seems to be de facto SoS. Ivanka seems to be de facto whatever she wants — including FLOTUS.

        The other question involves security clearances. They seem to be involved in things that require Top Security Clearance. Do they have that?

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  76. 161 Don
    March 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    What is fascinating about this whole Russia thing is that how do you go from the Obama Administration not having any involvement in Russia on January 19th to the Trump Administration almost drowning in Russian involvement on January 20th. You just don’t wake up one day to find out that the President and his Administration is deeply connected to Russia. Russia had to have been cultivating members of the Trump Administration for years.

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