167 Responses to “Respect”

  1. 1 COS
    June 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hello and thanks NW.

  2. June 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Congratulations on first Cos. Thanks NW.

  3. 6 Judith Fardig
    June 29, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    “When they go low, we go high” wasn’t just a slogan for Michelle and Barack Obama. They lived it despite all the crap rained down on them from sanctimonious racists claiming to be Christian ( or in a very few cases like Netanyahu, Jewish)

      June 30, 2017 at 10:01 am


      June 30, 2017 at 10:02 am


  4. 9 jacquelineoboomer
    June 29, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for this post, in particular, Nerdy. Luckily, we here all appreciated – and continue to appreciate – President Obama.

    He’s the real man I choose to remember sitting in the White House, not that orange guy who thinks he measures up (he doesn’t).

  5. 10 vcprezofan2
    June 29, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Hi, everyone. This has been another *weird* week in US politics; nevertheless, I’m wishing for a better July (including July 4th celebration) for all of you.

    • 11 whenpamelawandered
      June 30, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Happy Canada Day to all you lucky Canadians!! Must be peaceful and hopeful everywhere up there with your wonderful PM Trudeau! 🇨🇦

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        June 30, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        Well, it’s not exactly peaceful tonight as the fireworks have started in my neighbourhood, and will likely continue through tomorrow night. 😉 Seriously, we have our political issues, though a major, major difference is that we try to address them with reason and intelligence.
        Oops! I meant to say ‘Thank you’ for the good wishes! 🙂

  6. 13 Obama Grandmama
    June 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I posted about calling Senators to vote NO on the Geospatial Data Act of 2017 sponsored by Hatch and Warner on the previous thread but got no reply. It is an attempt to turn those scientific research jobs run out of universities with government funding away to give them to private Architect and Engineering firms (more privatizing). It also changes the qualifications to those two degrees. My son loves his job at UNR for the last several years. His Masters was in Geography/Science with an emphasis in mapping. He is current. Has won awards in his field, but would be out of a job due to the qualification change. Please check into it and let your Senator know they should vote NO on the bill.

    • 14 Judith Fardig
      June 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks for alerting us to the implications of this bill for your son and others in his situation, OG.

  7. June 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Of course he didn’t, and he still doesn’t – nor does anyone in his family. Grownups do not “lash out,” or “blast,” or “fire back,” or anything remotely like that. Only uncontrolled toddlers, frustrated by their own powerlessness, engage in that sort of impotent squalling from their seat in the grocery cart when they don’t get the Sugar Pops they think they must have. When we see it in a two-year-old, we hope their parents will soon take them in hand. When we see it in a seventy-year-old, who is somehow the “president” of this country, we are sickened and correctly alarmed. This is not the behavior of a “fighter,” and anyone who tries to justify it by calling it that is an enabler of the worst kind.

  8. June 29, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    They call our Michelle a ape in heels, they talk about Malia and Sasha, no tweet from President Obama.

  9. June 29, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Mofo lying about PBO.

    • 18 idon
      June 29, 2017 at 11:55 pm


      • 19 Sandy1110
        June 30, 2017 at 2:09 am

        Dave Weigel wasn’t the one who wrote the article about PBO losing his dignity over “Between Two Ferns”. He was making fun of the person who DID write it, like people are making fun of Sean Hannity for freaking out over PBO eating Grey Poupon mustard, now that it’s clear to see what a gross disgrace Trump has been in the presidency.

        • 20 idon
          June 30, 2017 at 3:12 am

          Thank you. I see your point. My tweet gets at the underlying reason why such articles are written in the first place, why they garner so much attention and why they get retweeted.

          • 21 Sandy1110
            June 30, 2017 at 7:53 am

            You’re welcome!

            I think things happen for a reason, and while we’re currently all suffering with this nightmare in the White House, what better way for everyone to see the stark, stark contrast between Trump and the true leadership, composure and statesmanship of PBO?

            Karma is having her way with King Birther.

    • 23 arapaho415
      June 30, 2017 at 7:28 am

      GM AT2.

      If it’s any consolation, looks like very few people were impressed by @MattKLewis’ astoundingly idiotic tweet:

      Background on tweet ratio:

      “How to Know If You’ve Sent a Horrible Tweet
      A deep dive into The Ratio.”

  10. 24 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    GE, TODbots.
    Congrats, COS on your Solid Au ⭐
    Now, if most of the GOP in Congress will put Nation 1st.

  11. 26 Nena20409
    June 29, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    G’Nite TODbots, until Tomorrow 😉

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  14. June 30, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Can’t say I’m surprised. I just hate feeling like Charlie Brown. When both Grassley and Burr were installed in those positions, I suspected BOTH instantly… then when Diane hit the ground running, she started making Chuck look almost… maybe…. and Mark Warner makes Burr look almost… NO. FUCK OFF LUCY.

    Seriously, anyone appointed by either McConnell or Ryan have GOT to be compromised at this point. I’m just beginning to wonder if Russia has compromised the entire GOP, because if some of them don’t step the hell up on this, and soon, they’re all going to be legally tainted in the biggest scandal in US History.

    • 30 globalcitizenlinda
      June 30, 2017 at 7:39 am

      l was made aware of this as I was listening to Maddow during the last few days. I hope that the efforts to undermine the FBO, by republicans like chuck grassley and lindsey graham, will be exposed and countered.

    • 31 arapaho415
      June 30, 2017 at 7:57 am

      GM Tally.

      I have no idea which elected GOP officials will be indicted, but all GOP elected officials and their paid enablers (consultants) are at risk:

      Tweet links to Dec 2016 article headlined:
      “How Russian Hackers Can Blackmail Donald Trump—and the GOP
      If it is true that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee as well as the DNC, then their power over POTUS potentially knows few bounds.”

      It really feels like the only way to restore some semblance of democracy is to…

  15. 32 No Child Left Behind
    June 30, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    Another day, another tweet-crisis in swampland. As much as I am embarrassed by this president, I confess that I take a delight on seeing him go in flames… all by himself with the complicity of his inner circle and staff.

  16. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 7:41 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  17. 34 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Yesterday’s breaking news on Russia scandal brought:

    (a) the first public and evidence of collusion among the homegrown demagogue’s campaign with russian operatives/hackers;

    (b) some glimpse of the reason why flynn’s role is one crucial link to the homegrown demagogue and why saying his name makes #45 so agitated;

    (c) additional clarity about why #45 wants to protect Flynn at all costs – including firing Director Comey;

    (d) exposure about the active role flynn’s son (flynn jr.) probably played as he was the trusted hand of his father;

    but to me, it also brought into focus the issue of nepotism and how it can be beneficial but also be destructive especially if put into government operations;

    there is a reason WHY nepotism should be avoided if possible;

    – if the family works in the same company, then the fate of family members are inter-twinned;

    – I believe that in the end, Flynn will not let his son go to prison without him trying to find a way out – by collaborating with the Feds, he is more likely to save hi son than save the homegrown demagogue;

    – in the end, if Flynn flips, he will involve two families (at the very least) namely his and that of #45;

    by the time all the investigations are completed, it is possible that even some other republican families will be involved (newt, gulliani, etc);

    may be then people will recognize that there is a dark side to unapologetic nepotism;

  18. June 30, 2017 at 8:06 am

    An even scarier thought now that he is in office. Our enemies and our allies see the same things we are seeing and he’s already directly shown them how thin-skinned and childish he is.

    “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

    At this point, Republicans have the “power” to do something about his and they choose to ignore it beyond expressing their concerns, being disappointed, being appalled, making statements of inappropriateness, etc.

  19. June 30, 2017 at 8:09 am

    He doesn’t listen…to ANYBODY!!!!

  20. June 30, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Way to advocate, Ivanka!

  21. June 30, 2017 at 8:28 am

    • June 30, 2017 at 8:33 am

      At this point, even Republicans realize that they can’t just repeal the ACA. Nor can they try to replace it with the substandard bills — AHCA/BCRA — they have proposed.

    • June 30, 2017 at 9:02 am

    • 45 Dudette
      June 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

      This is insanity!

    • June 30, 2017 at 11:41 am

      but repealing obamacare will not get them the benefit cuts to medicaid/medicare needed to pass that tax cut bill thru reconciliation…

      • 47 Dudette
        June 30, 2017 at 11:54 am

        Hmm… this is scary

      • 48 Dudette
        June 30, 2017 at 11:56 am

      • June 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        Yes it will.

        Their shit bill was basically just repealing the ACA with words giving actual details of what we’re going back to. There was nothing new going into place. States/private insurance carriers have always had jurisdiction of what they want to offer…. the ACA put in requirements so all those JUNK policies that basically give you an ID card with zero real care if something more than a cold happened to you, would be illegal to sell, because it was straight up theft.

        Going back to the insurance companies and their Legalized Embezzlement scheme will kill millions of people, and release all that Medicaid Expansion money they want to give to their 400 rich friends.

        The industry was on the verge of greeding itself out of business by being so astronomically expensive the industry was on the verge of collapse, which is why the ACA was necessary.

        Make no mistake. Repeal of the ACA will bring back that danger, and with nothing in place so it doesn’t. Their bill won’t do shit, aside from fuck everyone and the economy.

        Either the GOP is straight up evil and want to destroy our Republic and everyone in it, are too stupid to have any position of authority and should be 5150’d immediately, or they’re being blackmailed by Putin.

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  24. 54 Don
    June 30, 2017 at 9:10 am

    You reap what you sow.

  25. June 30, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I’m assuming he means 2017 repeal bill.

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  27. June 30, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Good morning, good people.

    Another day, another horror show. Every day it gets worse. It’s ABUSE, pure and simple.

      June 30, 2017 at 10:19 am


  28. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 10:26 am

    It seems that I am not able to retweet anything at this time …. hmmmm my Twitter is sure acting up

    • June 30, 2017 at 10:33 am

      twitter is once again really, really glitchy this morning as it was yesterday. That usually means they’re upgrading the user interface (UI) again. UGH.

  29. 62 JER
    June 30, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  30. June 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

    This is interesting.

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  32. June 30, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I have ZERO regard for Joe & Mika, but this is a MAJOR CRIME …..

  33. 75 JER
    June 30, 2017 at 11:12 am

  34. June 30, 2017 at 11:19 am

    The President is not above the law and nothing in the Constitution changes that fact ….

  35. 81 57andfemale
    June 30, 2017 at 11:25 am

    So, GOP is actually considering just repealing ACA and “replacing” at a later date.

    The awful bill wasn’t bad enough? They want to dismantle health care immediately. No political price for that, I’m sure.

    And msnbc is still hiring the likes of Hugh Hewitt, CNN is Fox-lite. All of this is the result of a complicit msm.

  36. 83 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Yay L.A.!

  37. 84 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 11:42 am

  38. 85 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 11:42 am

    • June 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      What does this photo of Kendzior mean? IMO weird. Women have special duty to think about what images signify.

      • 87 MadameSoph
        June 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm

        THANK YOU! Bridgeriverpass! That photo, along with her constant, “Your republic is already dead; all is already lost.” themes, has turned me off reading her since right after the election. There’s just something about her that doesn’t seem right.

        I lurk, mostly these days; but I just had to step in and give you a hearty “THIS!” 😉

      • 88 arapaho415
        June 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        GM/GA BRP.

        Just my opinion, but Sarah isn’t responsible for the photo in the tweet — it’s the photo that accompanies her articles from theglobeandmail.com.

        Have no idea whether she had input on which photo to use, but frustrating to me that her photo would be worthy of criticism — IMHO, she’s a lyrical writer who encapsulates what the US is going through from the historical perspective of what has actually happened in autocracies throughout history. Her bio:
        “I have a PhD in anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. Most of my work focuses on the authoritarian states of the former Soviet Union and how the internet affects political mobilization, self-expression, and trust.”

        She will continue to be my go-to source for putting current events into historical perspective.

  39. 92 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 11:44 am

  40. 93 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Got your back Obama Grandmama!

  41. 95 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

  42. 96 57andfemale
    June 30, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    • June 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      This is another big reason why PENCE MUST GO and Donald must be stopped.
      KOBACH has been getting a free pass from the media on voter suppression crimes for years. Off his rocker and power mad
      with gross meddling, unilaterally cutting voter roles across state lines, and his crazy impossible requirements for Voting.
      If Trumputin cared at all about National Security (yeh right) you know he wouldn’t be endorsing Kobach and Pence’s corrupt
      Voter rigging game plan. Massive unaccountable data bases compiling every aspect of personal data on Americans citizens
      is just primed to be hacked by Putin.

  43. June 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    “Donald Trump is Not Well.” Morning Joe team respond to the Dicktraitor’s attack on Mika and all women:
    “From his menstruation musings about Megyn Kelly, to his fat-shaming treatment of a former Miss Universe, to his braggadocio claims about grabbing women’s genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children.”
    Donald’s example for our boys and girls from tots to teens is vicious, sleazy, low and dirty.

  44. 99 Dudette
    June 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm

  45. June 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    • June 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Being too Handsome.
      PBO’s genuine grace and brilliance scared the living daylights out of McConnell and the Death Party from the start.

      • June 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm

        His incredibly uncommon charisma – born out of intelligence, wit, charm and good looks – enraged them. They couldn’t accept his sincerity and kindness and good nature.

        Check out this thread:

  46. June 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm

  47. June 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Abuse of power:
    “Trump has now issued an official statement confirming that he did try to blackmail MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts with an article in The National Enquirer, as the president is mentally breaking down in 140 characters or less…Two important questions come to mind. What is the President
    or President-elect doing wasting his time on National Enquirer stories? Secondly, why would Scarborough call Trump to kill a story unless
    Trump himself planted it, and set up the scheme to publish it? Whether Scarborough called him or not, Trump admitted that he was
    behind the story.” http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/30/trump-breaks-confirms-psychotic-abuse-presidential-power-msnbcs-morning-joe.html

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  49. 111 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots!
    Sunny. Hot. Blue Sky. Humid.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ NW ❤ Amk ❤ Yardarm ❤ LL ❤ }}}
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TOD Twitter Brigades. You all Rock!

  50. 113 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    #92 by Keith Olbermann
    The #Resistance
    30 June 2017

  51. 115 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

  52. 116 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    This photo still makes me Weep….Sob…..Cry…..
    New Town surviving siblings days after the 12/14-12 Massacre.

  53. 117 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    This could be why Trump Hates Them & Blocked them.

    These Folks Speak their TRUTHS!

  54. June 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Trump allies work to smear FBI, discredit Russia investigation
    Matthew Miller, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump allies going on offense to discredit the FBI officials and the Trump Russia investigation.

    • 120 CEB
      June 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      So thankful that PBO is out and about around the world. His presence reminds everyone that not everyone in the US is a vile, hateful, greedy, isolationist and profiteer. There are millions who voted for him overwhelmingly for two election cycles and those people are still in the US. I hope that the rest of the world will receive us again (with conditions and safeguards to protect themselves and world order because we are not as mature as we need to be) when we clean house and elect citizens that represent the best that is in us.

    • 121 globalcitizenlinda
      June 30, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Enjoy your self POTUS

  55. June 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    sorry ..i do NOT have sympathy for Mika…she and Joe spent the whole of last summer propping Trump up…and how much they lied on Pres O…..nope,,,as the old folks say…..(what goes around comes around)

    • 123 arapaho415
      June 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      ^5, Sheila.

      Can’t believe the media attention this kerfuffle is generating, especially given DJT’s track record of assaulting and accusing women of “bleeding.”

      MSM circles its wagons to protect white female “journalists” (don’t consider Mika a journalist, she certainly lives up to her homophone [Meek-a]).

      Despite dissent about Sarah Kendzior here (see upthread), and the fact she has some “misses” in my opinion, her observations and analysis of DJT have been spot on.

    • 124 CEB
      June 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Co-signing. The old folks also say:”If you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas.” They knew what and who DT was and gave him cover for years while he spread lies, easily unproven ones, about PBO and said nasty things about other women. Now they are shocked that he has done so to them? Karma is a bitch who demands payment.

  56. 125 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    As RightWingers Consolidate & Buy up More #Media, The Left ONLY Complain? When Will Those on the Left Understand basic Propaganda Tactics: Those who Control the Press/Media, control the Agenda, therefore……Power to Bend Rules, Make laws & Change a Democratic Republic to a Fascist Tyrannical Autocratic Regime.

    • June 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Our alternative Independent newspaper was taken over by the same large right wing corporation that owns
      the city’s conservative leaning daily paper. It claims editorial independence but that’s clearly not going to happen.
      Under such control the Independent cannot now be an alternate fact check on the media or the Trump Administration.

    • 127 purpleshoesla
      June 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      THIS. All day, every day. Where there’s no access, The “Dems Messaging” that the “Left” often whines about; will never see the light of day, period.

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  61. 146 globalcitizenlinda
    June 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Guessing that Special Counsel Mueller is watching & listening closely to collaborative evidence. Scumbag #45 had a pattern of trying to use his power of office to try & intimidate people. Keep tweeting, scoundrel #45

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    June 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm

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    June 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  67. June 30, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    • June 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      fuck. I need sleep.


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  69. 158 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  70. June 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Disgusting cretin.

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  72. 161 Nena20409
    June 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  73. June 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    how will a single bill repeal Obama care…which is so multifaceted….and unless McConnell blows up the filibuster…it will not make it out of the Senate

    • June 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Death-Party-In-Chief McConnell is under orders to fear monger and intimidate Americans about whether
      they and their children will live or die. And make us beg for our lives. Whether his threats have any reality to them
      is another thing.

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