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Barack Obama: My President

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173 Responses to “Barack Obama: My President”


  1. 1 Grab a Mop Grace
    August 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I miss him more everyday:(

    • 2 linda perry
      August 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      The last 7 months has been hell with the man child guy in the white house. I missed Obama in office. I am so sick of man child trumpie….

  2. 3 GGAIL
    August 23, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    PBO is still my leader ❤️

  3. 4 desertflower
    August 23, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I LOVE THESE!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We honor him by living the life and doing the deeds that he lives. Reach one, teach one…. Still makes my heart happy.

  4. 5 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

  5. 7 CEB
    August 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

    GM, TOD.
    Good to come here and see the reminders of what we had just a few months ago and that more and more are seeing the truth of his service. We do not have to be cynical and think that only the most vile can hold office unchallenged. PBO has given us an example, a roadmap, and a path through for us to build a nation that reflects the best that its citizens have to offer. I especially needed this reminder after starting the morning wading through Twitter to check on reports of the hot mess shit show that took place in Phoenix last night. However, just like the mythical phoenix, this country will arise anew from the ashes of its own immolation, when White House and GOP congress and state houses are repealed and replaced via our votes and the law.

  6. 8 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:21 am

    • 9 CEB
      August 23, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Not surprised by this at all. Christian academics are often looked upon by the others as not religious enough, especially if any doctrines are questioned, or as elites who think that they are better than others (many so-called Christians, especially in the South, have poor self-images). Highly educated Christian women, especially in A-A dominated churches, are not submissive and this displeases the patriarchy. After decades in such churches, it was not until I joined a Presbyterian church that has been situated in my childhood neighborhood for all of my life, that I saw highly educated people not being treated with suspicion or envy; valued, but not being held above anyone else. Young people are encouraged to excel academically and are celebrated throughout the year for their accomplishments. The group that works with students help them to learn how to be all that they can be in life while also holding onto Christian values (the real ones; not the GOP pseudo- Christian values).

      • 10 carolyn
        August 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

        If Christians would get educated, they would not feel discriminated against. They need to take control of their lives to move up. They don’t try, they don’t educate themselves, but just make themselves victims and list grievances. They have shot themselves in their feet, and blame it on everyone else, just like djt.

    • 11 pkayden
      August 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      This should dissuade certain Americans from acting as if they are superior to non-Christians or so I hope.

  7. 12 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:23 am

  8. 13 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

  9. 14 desertflower
    August 23, 2017 at 9:31 am

    So much winning

  10. 15 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:31 am

    • 16 pkayden
      August 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      It’s horrific that we went from our first Black President to an anti-Black, anti-Latino, anti-Muslim, xenophobic sexist bigot.

  11. 17 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:33 am

  12. 18 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:34 am

  13. 20 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2017 at 9:34 am

  14. 24 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:35 am

  15. 25 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:36 am

  16. 26 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

  17. 27 No Child Left Behind
    August 23, 2017 at 9:39 am

  18. 30 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:40 am

  19. 31 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 9:42 am

  20. August 23, 2017 at 10:01 am

    * Greg Sargent says that Trump’s White House has developed an ugly new strategy.

    Trump must decide whether to continue Barack Obama’s executive action protecting the dreamers (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA)…

    …the Trump White House wants to use this population as a bargaining chip to compel Congress to fund a border wall, stepped-up deportations, cuts to legal immigration and a requirement that all employers use E-Verify. Evaluated solely on its own terms, this would be a truly awful deal for immigration advocates and Democrats: It would constitute giving the restrictionists a whole range of things they covet, in exchange for not removing protections from dreamers that even many Republicans are loath to see removed.

  21. August 23, 2017 at 10:05 am

    The US deportation system is verging on lawlessness
    Denise Gilman

    The deportation system verges on lawlessness. The rule of law requires that functioning tribunals arbitrate disputes fairly, efficiently and accurately. The immigration court system, which decides who will be deported and who may remain in the US, fails this test.

    Take a recent case handled by the immigration clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. Our client was a radio journalist from Honduras, where speaking out against government misdeeds is very likely to get you killed.

    Our client survived several assassination attempts before fleeing to the US and presenting himself at the border to seek asylum under US law. He was detained and eventually released to attend immigration court hearings.

    ……………..
    The government has taken an aggressive stance on immigration enforcement, detaining and seeking to deport in large numbers. Yet it has failed to provide adequate resources for adjudication of the resulting cases by the immigration courts, even though these courts must decide complicated issues, including legitimate claims to legal status.

  22. 40 JER
    August 23, 2017 at 10:22 am

  23. 41 amk for obama
    August 23, 2017 at 10:22 am

  24. August 23, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Alabama, GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore has said he doesn’t believe that Obama is a natural born citizen.

    • 43 cd4biden
      August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Me thinks Roy is a little late to the party. Like 8-9 years too late. How is this valid now? And this guy is running for the Senate?

  25. 44 desertflower
    August 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

    https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications/2017/08/mediacloud

    Executive Summary

    In this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the majority of mainstream media coverage was negative for both candidates, but largely followed Donald Trump’s agenda: when reporting on Hillary Clinton, coverage primarily focused on the various scandals related to the Clinton Foundation and emails. When focused on Trump, major substantive issues, primarily immigration, were prominent. Indeed, immigration emerged as a central issue in the campaign and served as a defining issue for the Trump campaign.

    We find that the structure and composition of media on the right and left are quite different. The leading media on the right and left are rooted in different traditions and journalistic practices. On the conservative side, more attention was paid to pro-Trump, highly partisan media outlets. On the liberal side, by contrast, the center of gravity was made up largely of long-standing media organizations steeped in the traditions and practices of objective journalism.

    Our data supports lines of research on polarization in American politics that focus on the asymmetric patterns between the left and the right, rather than studies that see polarization as a general historical phenomenon, driven by technology or other mechanisms that apply across the partisan divide.

    The analysis includes the evaluation and mapping of the media landscape from several perspectives and is based on large-scale data collection of media stories published on the web and shared on Twitter.

    Key Takeaways

    Donald Trump succeeded in shaping the election agenda. Coverage of Trump overwhelmingly outperformed coverage of Clinton. Clinton’s coverage was focused on scandals, while Trump’s coverage focused on his core issues.

  26. 45 amk for obama
    August 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Trump’s accomplishments on veterans issues fall short of administration boasts

    http://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2017/08/23/trumps-accomplishments-on-veterans-issues-fall-short-of-administration-boasts/

    Didn’t ya guyz vote for the scum by 2 to 1 margin before even the actual elections?

  27. August 23, 2017 at 10:32 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/22/17
    Trump attacked McConnell on Russia investigation: NYT
    Rachel Maddow shares a new report from the New York Times about the strained relationship between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell and notes that the intensifying Trump Russia investigation may be wearing on Trump as he risks another obstruction accusation.

  28. 47 desertflower
    August 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

    They don’t like their Frankenstein anymore.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/dr-frankenstein-didnt-his-creation-either#break

    His quiet, unassuming demeanor notwithstanding, Mitch McConnell has spent many years taking a sledgehammer to American political norms. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank argued persuasively in April that the Kentucky Republican effectively “broke America.” The columnist added, “No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government. His has been the epitome of unprincipled leadership,”

    As we discussed at the time, it was McConnell who pushed the political limits in ways without precedent in the American tradition, ignoring any sense of norms or institutional limits. It was McConnell who cooked up an unprecedented scorched-earth scheme to obstruct President Obama, hoping to undermine his legitimacy and rejecting the idea of bipartisan compromises.

    It was McConnell who was warned about Russia’s illegal attack on the American election last year, only to scuttle efforts to address the crisis because he wanted to put Moscow’s candidate – in this case, Donald Trump – in the Oval Office.

    The Republican’s Senate leader knew Trump was unfit for office. He recognized Trump’s ignorance. He was well aware of each of Trump’s most depraved qualities. Part of him may have even appreciated how his own brand of cynical political warfare helped create the conditions that led to Trump’s rise in his party in the first place.

    But McConnell, ignoring the dangers, nevertheless did everything he could to put Trump in power, hoping congressional Republicans could compensate for their president’s ineptitude and expecting Trump to be little more than a pen for GOP legislation.

    And it’s apparently now dawning on the majority leader that those hopes were folly.

    Ain’t karma a bitch?!

    • 48 pkayden
      August 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Whatever happens to McConnell, he more than richly deserves. It would be karma if he was kicked out of office next year. I’d love to see that.

  29. 49 desertflower
    August 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Why were they erasing these logs in the FIRST PLACE????

  30. 51 desertflower
    August 23, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Quick! Someone say another name so the idiot will choose THAT one! The orange ass got inserted to the Oval Office by Russia to steal from and weaken America….quid pro quo with Putin. He cares nothing about anything or anyone but himself. Impeach him now.

  31. August 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/22/17
    Trump risks obstruction charge pressuring McConnell on Russia…
    Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump’s reported pressuring of Mitch McConnell on the Trump Russia investigation constitutes an obstruction of justice.

  32. 53 amk for obama
    August 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

    hi chips. rooney !!! what sayeth thou?

  33. August 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/22/17
    Trump special adviser Carl Icahn mired in self-dealing scandal
    Rachel Maddow explains how Donald Trump’s Special Adviser on Regulator Reform oversaw a part of the market that ultimately benefited him to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

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  38. August 23, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Beautiful Tweets….thank you Nerdy

    MY connection with my forever President runs deep….

  39. 67 amk for obama
    August 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

  40. August 23, 2017 at 11:32 am

    One of my favorite moments is when President Obama visited Stonehenge….after having to deal with all the thorny and weighty issues at the NATO Summit…he is still able to “be in the moment” and have a sense of wonderment about Stonehenge…..I was so in awe of the President…

  41. 75 JER
    August 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

  42. August 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

    ICYMI about Russia:
    1. Steele revealed his sources
    2. The guy putting the dossier together
    a) gave all kinds of paperwork
    b) did 9 hours of testimony

  43. August 23, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Andy Slavitt lays it out:
    The current plan to hurt Obamacare by taking away money from blue states:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/900324370060632064

  44. August 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    James Comey is giving the convocation speech at Howard U. , and will give five lectures throughout the year there https://t.co/NkqgPzloFV

    — Perry Stein (@PerryStein) August 23, 2017

  45. 79 Allison
    August 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  46. 80 whenpamelawandered
    August 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Alan Oken nails it, once again!

    “August 23: Conscious Commentaries from Bali. Dear Friends, I know the following statement will come as a shock to many of you but I have recently been criticized for being partisan, sarcastic, and anti-Trump. I just want to go on record for stating unequivocally that President Trump unconsciously and in spite of himself (for he cannot do things any differently) is a GREAT HELP to America and the world. This is because it will be through his and his family and helpers’ insistence on polarization, self-interest, prejudice, unconsciousness, and greed that a greater loving synthesis of American and United Human Goodness will eventually emerge onto the external expression of our collective consciousness.

    Good-Will shall prevail and we will (with the help of Friends both visible and invisible) evolve to the next step of our collective evolution. Now if this comes at the personal cost to Mr. Trump of his seat in the Oval Office, well Leo has to make way for Aquarius, the personal has to yield to the impersonal, the sacrifice of the one for the Good of the Greater is just the way karma unfolds.

    I am reminded of the great words that DT recently uttered when asked in a news conference a couple of days ago about the horrible tragedies encountered recently in Charlottesville: “I own a house in Charlottesville,” Trump said, referring to his winery there. “Does anyone know I own a house in Charlottesville?” And he continued: “Oh boy, it’s gonna be … it’s in Charlottesville. It is the winery. I mean, I know a lot about Charlottesville. Charlottesville is a great place that’s been very badly hurt over the last couple of days. I own actually one of the largest wineries in the United States, it’s in Charlottesville.” I raise my glass. Love and blessings to one and all, AO”

    ❤️ Keep You The Heart, one and all! ❤️

  47. 81 vcprezofan2
    August 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Great post sharing, NerdyW.

    Yea, Kaili Joy, he IS my (our) president and he’ll always have my unconditional love.

  48. 95 donna dem 4 obama
    August 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The coolest thing in twitter today. 🙂 I ❤ THIS

  49. 96 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm

  50. 97 ydavis00
    August 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    • 98 pkayden
      August 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      It is ridiculous that a sitting President would threaten to shut down the government when is Party controls Congress. This is not normal.

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  52. 101 JER
    August 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  53. August 23, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    About one of the (let’s assume he was paid to do it) actors standing behind Trump in Phoenix was holding up THAT sign.
    WaPo: “The presence of Michael the Black Man — variously known as Michael Symonette, Maurice Woodside and Mikael Israel — has inspired not only trending Twitter hashtags but a great deal of curiosity and Google searches. Internet sleuths find the man’s bizarre URL, a easily-accessible gateway to his strange and checkered past.The radical fringe activist from Miami once belonged to a violent black supremacist religious cult and he runs a handful of amateur, unintelligible conspiracy websites. He has called Barack Obama “The Beast” and Hillary Clinton a Ku Klux Klan member. Oprah, he says, is the devil. Most curiously, in the 1990s, he was charged, then acquitted, with conspiracy to commit two murders.”

  54. 103 purpleshoesla
    August 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    When you need a giggle or two…..

  55. 105 Gazelle
    August 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    These resignation letters are real clever with the first letter of each paragraph. This one is “IMPEACH”. 🙂 🙂

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/state-department-science-envoy-quits-with-not-so-secret-message-for-trump-impeach/ar-AAqB8ch?li=BBnb7Kz

  56. 107 Dudette
    August 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Ahhhhhh yessssss, yesssssss! 😆

  57. 114 Gazelle
    August 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Chile’s Atacama desert: World’s driest place in bloom after surprise rain

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41021774

  58. 115 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    A bit Cool in MN.
    Congrats, Grace on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    ❤ this post, NW. Thanks.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  59. 116 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm

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    August 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  61. 119 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm

  62. 121 Gazelle
    August 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Random funny news, funny tweets in article:

    Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41016366

  63. 122 Gazelle
    August 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    On a busy street, no less! 🙂

    Saudi police release teenager detained for doing Macarena

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41027177

  64. August 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Sickening.

  65. 124 Gazelle
    August 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Mexican muralists transform violent neighbourhoods

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40959839

  66. 125 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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  68. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    August 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

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  70. 134 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    • 135 arapaho415
      August 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Hi again, Nena, thanks for your response on the previous thread.

      I don’t know when this was filmed (or where — very distracting background, they should have been filmed against a wall instead of the middle of a hallway IMHO), but it’s great to see Hank Aaron.

      Tweet was posted today, so I think it’s a recent interview — #HammeringHank clearly thinks NFL owners (that cloister of white privilege) have blacklisted Kaepernick.

    • 136 Dudette
      August 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

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      August 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm

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    Yes, it’s that bad …..

  74. 146 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 5:19 pm

  75. 147 JER
    August 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm

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  78. 153 Dudette
    August 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I ❤️ the folks at Merriam-Webster

  79. 155 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

  80. 156 Dudette
    August 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm

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      August 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

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    August 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

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    August 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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    August 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

  84. 162 Nena20409
    August 23, 2017 at 6:54 pm

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    August 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

  86. 164 JER
    August 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm

  87. 165 Dudette
    August 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

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    August 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm

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  90. 168 Dudette
    August 23, 2017 at 7:32 pm

  91. 170 CEB
    August 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I have been giving myself a beauty break of I remember when, by looking at video, photos and articles about the Obamas’ interactions with the British Royal family. From day 1, the Brits have given unprecedented attention and affection to PBO, MO and even the girls (when they went to visit with their mom the queen gave them a tour of B. palace). Other American presidents have wanted this, but the Obamas are the only ones to receive it. Lunch at Windsor Castle (which is considered to be home; Buckingham Palace is the “office.”), lunch with the princes at their private home, being introduced to Will and Kate’s son, the Queen and Prince Phillip meeting them when Marine One landed at Windsor and personally driving them to their home, all of the times Prince Harry has visited with Michelle re: Going Forces and Invictus Games, the cute trash-talk video regarding the games, and so much more. The haters wanted the royals to be dismissive or to only do the minimum that was required, but the Royal family went out of their way to welcome and to show affection for the Obamas. This was even more of a statement because of how the haters lost their minds when Michelle and the Queen had their arms around each other on the first trip. The queen actually went so far as put out a statement that basically it was no big deal and that the queen had taken to Michelle. Now we have someone in the WH who is so disgusting that 100’s of thousands of Brits have signed a petition that he not be given a state dinner. Karma can be a huge bitch at times.

  92. 172 Dudette
    August 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm

  93. August 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Too busy fighting to keep a Democratic president from succeeding for the American people and another Democrat from being elected president, the Republicans forgot to take care of their own house. In their zeal to keep Obama from getting more done, they broke the legislative process. While they were sharpening their knives for Hillary Clinton, they could not imagine it could cut them, too.

    So McConnell is now feuding with Trump, his own creation. Because, the news tells us, in demanding absolute loyalty to himself, Trump is putting the Republicans’ control of Washington – and their ability govern (ha, ha) – in jeopardy.

    Boo. Hoo.


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