133 Responses to “President Obama Eulogizes Senator McCain”


  1. September 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    My forever President!

  2. September 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    President Obama’s eulogy was simply lovely, powerful and classy.

  3. 4 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Imma save this and play it on a loop. I miss him hard

  4. 5 JER
    September 1, 2018 at 1:02 pm

  5. 6 idon
    September 1, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    President Obama sat in the aisle reserved for the current President. Just sayin. And President Bush and his Michelle love is so sweet. He gave her candy.

  6. 7 vcprezofan2
    September 1, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you NerdyW, I hadn’t heard it all yet., [We far-inners sometimes have difficulty locating a good feed] so I’ll listen now.

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      September 1, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Drat-drat-dratitty-drat! 😦 😦 I clicked on it and it disappeared and hasn’t shown its face again yet! Sigh. I guess I’ll simply have to wait a day or two, as often happens with some US vids.

    • 9 vcprezofan2
      September 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      I tried again just now and the video is currently working. Fingers crossed.

  7. 10 bridgeriverpass
    September 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    PBO truthful, down-to-earth, fearless, unapologetic. love. love.

  8. September 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Did anybody else turn it off right after PBO was done? I must confess that I did…

    • 12 catrst
      September 1, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      I must confess I muted it until he came on and then listened to him and then turned the whole thing off. I have been reading about the parts I missed and maybe I’ll go back and listen to a few things that I muted.

      President Obama was president again. Just for a day. That’s exactly how it felt.

  9. 13 CEB
    September 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Our 44ever president came through. McCain knew he would because he always does. All of the power brokers past and present in one place to honor and lift up the life and ideals that the sitting president shits on everyday of his miserable life. He cannot play enough golf, hurt enough people or curry favor from those who despise him even as they use him for their own nefarious purposes to fill in the emptiness that is in his soul. Barack Obama and John McCain have and are what he has wanted all of his life and never got no matter how man women he had, money he accrued and criminal/treasonous deals made have given him the respect, recognition, and true greatness that have always alluded him. He thought that getting the presidency would get him all that he craved but all it did was bring more scorn. Those from whom he craves attention ignore and despise him. He is left begging for scraps of attention from despots who see him as a foolish tool. His days are spent feverishly trying to avoid prison, seeing those he thought loyal to him deserting to save themselves. He is miserable and will come more so as the days and weeks advance.

    • 14 desertflower
      September 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      CEB..so right. Soooo right. Love to borrow bits of this if you will allow. Honestly, over this weekend I will visit John McCain’s office here, and compose a letter to Jeff Flake…I feel like I would be helped by your wise words

    • 18 bridgeriverpass
      September 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      -you can almost hear McCain saying ‘Barack you know they’ll all fudge around re: this WH so please come through for us loud & clear.”

    • 19 catrst
      September 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      I can tell from the inside that your words are prophetic. My tendency to empathize is not something I can turn off so as you describe Trump’s situation and what he has yet to face, and knowing where he brokenness stems from, deep self loathing, I am already feeling truly sorry for Trump.

      You are right. Doing what is right, what is loving, what is wise, brings even in times of real trouble it’s own reward. Doing what is wrong will cost you in the long run

  10. 21 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    • 22 catrst
      September 1, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      That sign is the greatest of criticisms of Trump who sold us all out to Putin and cooperated in pitting us against each other to sow discord and create weakness.

  11. 23 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    It’s why the idiot rages.

  12. 24 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Oh…not invited. Just entitled.

  13. 30 Nerdy Wonka
    September 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm

  14. 31 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy. Just thank you.

  15. 32 GGAIL
    September 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks Nerdy, I can listen to it again ❤️

  16. 33 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Oh, surprise. She can not be counted on for anything

  17. 34 bridgeriverpass
    September 1, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    thanks for your brilliant work NW.

  18. 35 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Wow, what a Saturday!
    GA, TODbots.
    Congrats to Jazziz2 for your Au ⭐ Furst. 😉
    Thank you, NW. Great Job!
    <2 TODbots.

  19. 36 idon
    September 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Yes. Yes Thank you so much Nerdy.

  20. 37 JER
    September 1, 2018 at 2:55 pm

  21. 39 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm

  22. 40 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm

  23. 43 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm

  24. 45 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Share

  25. 46 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:02 pm

  26. 47 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    • September 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      I remember all the things Graham said about Trump, now oh boy how things have change. It seem he has drunk Trump’s kool-aid. Has Trump promise Graham a job?

      • 49 desertflower
        September 1, 2018 at 5:26 pm

        Did I miss something? Graham says that whoever replaces Sessions must allow Mueller to do his job…. still don’t trust him

        U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham joins TODAY to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recently seen the wrath of President Trump for not intervening in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. “This relationship is beyond repair,” adding the issues between Trump and Sessions go “much deeper” than the Russia investigation. Graham added that should Sessions, who he called a “fine man,” be replaced, whoever replaces him will have to “allow Mueller to do his job.”

        https://www.today.com/video/sen-lindsey-graham-trump-sessions-relationship-is-beyond-repair-1307952707795?v=railb

  27. 50 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm

  28. 53 bridgeriverpass
    September 1, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    On Dan Rather’s disastrous comment above: He should be wa-a-ay passed promoting conservative myths.
    Has he learned NOTHING about repeating conservative language, lies, and talking points?

    • 54 desertflower
      September 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      not sure that I understand your comment here. Rather is castigating those that previously railed against Obama and lied about him. I see this as a tongue lashing to all those that dared to spew those lies against President Obama, but give a pass to this moron

      • 55 Nena20409
        September 1, 2018 at 4:32 pm

        Indeed.
        The reason I posted his Tweet.

      • 56 bridgeriverpass
        September 1, 2018 at 4:35 pm

        df take your point. But doesn’t help when serious lies are reified and framed in this way.

        • 57 desertflower
          September 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm

          respectfully, I didn’t read this as bad. Rather is an unabashed supporter of PBO.

          • 58 bridgeriverpass
            September 1, 2018 at 6:51 pm

            Whereas I took it as a reminder of all the things gop fake-dram-accused him of. Hey df – I’d of brought up McCain’s “Senator palling around”
            fiasco if it didn’t mean re-revisiting the “palling around” fiasco.

        • 59 Sandy1110
          September 2, 2018 at 2:43 am

          I read it as Mr. Rather pointing out the irony of Trump supporters claiming that Barack Obama was everything that Trump actually IS.

    • 60 nathkatun7
      September 1, 2018 at 5:05 pm

      It seems to me that Dan Rather was mocking and exposing the hypocrisy of Trump supporters who constantly attacked President Obama using lies and fear mongering, but who are now cheering on Trump.

  29. 61 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:25 pm

  30. 63 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm

  31. 65 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

  32. 66 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:46 pm

  33. 67 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Oh, CA….YOU CAN DO BETTER!!

  34. 68 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm

  35. 70 No Child Left Behind
    September 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Psychopath!

  36. 73 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 5:18 pm

  37. 75 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    • 76 desertflower
      September 1, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      From this piece…I see a similar scenario now for all those Republicans standing beside a fraud and doing things they know are wrong. McCain’s response regarding McNamara is no different then, as it is for these Republicans now.

      From this piece:

      In 1998, when I was traveling with McCain for a profile that ran in this magazine, I asked him if there was anyone involved with the Vietnam War that he couldn’t bring himself to forgive. By then, he had made his peace with the antiwar movement; he delivered the eulogy for an antiwar activist whose speeches from Hanoi had been piped into his cell. He—along with John Kerry—had succeeded in normalizing relations between the United States and Vietnam. He had taken Walter Cronkite on a tour of his old prison. He’d even forgiven the guards who’d beaten and tortured him. A couple of years earlier, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, one of the architects of that bloody misadventure, had written a memoir in which he confessed that he’d known the war was unwindable as early as 1967, but that he had kept his mouth shut while the country slid more swiftly toward disaster. As it happens, October 26, 1967 was the day that John McCain’s fighter jet had taken an anti-aircraft missile over Hanoi. So I asked him if there was someone he couldn’t forgive, or at least talk to, about that awful time. He got all quiet and took a long time to answer.

      “McNamara,” he finally said. “That’s the worst to me—to know you’ve made a mistake and to do nothing to correct it while, year after year, people are dying and to do nothing to stop it, to know what your public duty is and to ignore it. I don’t think any conversation we could have would be helpful now.”

      • September 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm

        Exactly, df!!

        These three paragraphs are essential reading ….

        “WASHINGTON — In the magnificent, lordly church-house, there were speeches and prayers. There were songs and hymns. There were bands and pipers and choirs and soloists. John McCain was given a national send-off in a National Cathedral and there was a great gathering of emotion that was almost frightening in its intensity because you knew that it was aimed at a solitary, angry, unbalanced man left back at the White House, at someone who nonetheless is the president* of the United States, with all the powers inherent to his office, a man who has created a situation in which he is an object of dislike and disrespect, because that is all that he’s given to the world in return.

        It was said almost immediately after the conclusion of the funeral ceremonies on Saturday that, for a few hours anyway, we were back in a familiar country with familiar customs and manners and norms, a country with institutions built to last. That may well be true. I felt it, too. But in back of that is the realization that all of us, including the deceased, had taken those customs, manners, norms, and institutions terribly for granted. We thought they could withstand anything, even a renegade president* in the pocket of a distant authoritarian goon. We let the customs, manners, norms and institutions weaken through neglect and now we are in open conflict with an elected president and, make no mistake about it, John McCain’s funeral was a council of war, and it was a council of war because that’s what John McCain meant it to be.

        He deliberately made known to people that the president* was not welcome at any of the services. He deliberately chose the previous two presidents to deliver the formal eulogies. He deliberately created that scene in the Capitol rotunda at which Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Mike Pence, an unholy trio of Trumpist quislings, had to choke down their own cowardice and say how much they loved him and his irascibility. He deliberately created a mirror in which, if they still have an ounce of self-awareness, they could see the rot that has set in on their souls. Even at the end, John McCain knew what he was doing and he was a fearsome opponent. He wanted a pageant of everything this administration* has trashed and put up for sale, and that’s what he got Saturday—a morality play shot through with Shakespearian portent and foreshadowing, a pageant of democracy’s vengeance.”

  38. 79 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 5:33 pm

  39. 81 Nena20409
    September 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    • September 1, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      That’s my President. Love him and Michelle. Let me see how many Republicans stood up and defended President Obama when Republicans question his religion, his birth place.

  40. September 1, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    FYI – PBS aired a documentary about Kehinde Wiley. If you missed it, you can still catch the video at their website but access expires tomorrow

    https://www.pbs.org/video/kehinde-wiley-economy-grace-full-episode/

  41. 85 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 6:37 pm

  42. September 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm

  43. 93 JER
    September 1, 2018 at 7:01 pm


    President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral.

  44. 95 No Child Left Behind
    September 1, 2018 at 8:47 pm

  45. 98 No Child Left Behind
    September 1, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Yes, this one certainly did. And rightly so!

  46. 99 No Child Left Behind
    September 1, 2018 at 8:53 pm

  47. 101 JER
    September 1, 2018 at 9:12 pm

  48. 102 desertflower
    September 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm

  49. 103 No Child Left Behind
    September 1, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    LOL.

  50. 105 No Child Left Behind
    September 1, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Well, the man you thought he was was never that man.

  51. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    September 1, 2018 at 11:46 pm

  52. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    September 2, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Off to pray for all refugees, worldwide, before going to sleep. This is from Europe.

  53. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    September 2, 2018 at 1:03 am

  54. 110 Gazelle
    September 2, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Back from my excellent adventures in NYC & US Open. It was such a treat, especially for a tennis fan, to actually watch, in my hero’s stadium (Arthur Ashe), the matches. OMG! I was in pure heaven! Got emotional when I saw “Arthur Ashe Stadium” sign. So, (take a breath here) when I was a little young person, crazy about tennis, my parents gave me + friends an ok to line up at Wimbledon at 3am till gates opened. You had to line up early, then when gates opened (random, normally @ 8am), first ones in had free standing room places. We were great runners & went straight to center court, all day. After the matches, we weren’t done. We were determined to get autographs. And ended up in their clubhouse, by invitation of Arthur Ashe! He was clearly bemused by our relentlessness. And tennis madness. Once he knew we’d been there since 3am, & it was about 7pm at that point, he asked the clubhouse to give us food & refreshments, & meanwhile introduced us to other players so we could get autographs. That’s why I had that tremendous feeling when, here it is decades later, & am sitting in his stadium, in this fancy booth & looking straight at his emblazoned sign. His stadium. ❤ And the Sloane Stephens & Nadal matches were giving us serious can’t take it moments. But the vibe in the stadium was so amazing. Even John McEnroe ending up standing in the commenter booth: “like WTH”. Especially at the Nadal match. Deuces!

    • 111 Sandy1110
      September 2, 2018 at 2:50 am

      I’m always happy to hear them refer to “Arthur Ashe Stadium” and wish I’d been old enough to appreciate his game.

    • 112 mtmarilyn
      September 2, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Oh Gazelle. What a wonderful time for you. I also loved watching Arthur Ashe. What a wonderful human being he was and a gifted tennis player. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • 113 Dudette
      September 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Going to the main stadiums is on my bucket list. Got Wimbledon a few years ago. Cannot wait to make it to the others, especially the US Open.

  55. 114 No Child Left Behind
    September 2, 2018 at 7:02 am

  56. 115 No Child Left Behind
    September 2, 2018 at 7:06 am

  57. 116 Nena20409
    September 2, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Good Sunday Morning.
    This is what I was hoping to RT and finally, I found it. I don’t know how to make such Compilation become a reality of Twitter.
    ❤ TODbots.
    Later.

  58. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    September 2, 2018 at 8:28 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day and holiday weekend!

  59. September 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

    You go, Kap.

    • 121 jacquelineoboomer
      September 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Our national heroes have come from all walks of life, and great examples are set when THEY open our eyes.

  60. 122 desertflower
    September 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Interesting thread…and maybe some of what bridgeriverpass was alluding to yesterday.

  61. 125 JER
    September 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

  62. 127 desertflower
    September 2, 2018 at 10:50 am

  63. September 2, 2018 at 10:55 am

    On the importance of blk faces and voices…

    MSNBC has mostly white folks on its airways talking about this and that…..that whiteness blinds me….

    Joy Reid on the other hand makes sure that there are blk faces and voices on her program…

  64. 129 JER
    September 2, 2018 at 11:01 am

  65. 131 desertflower
    September 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

    READ THIS> SHARE THIS WIDELY. I especially “like” this part…

    Widely regarded as a moderate, Garland had been praised in the past by many Republicans, including influential senators such as Orrin Hatch of Utah.

    But even before Obama had named Garland, and in fact only hours after Scalia’s death was announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared any appointment by the sitting president to be null and void. He said the next Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the next president — to be elected later that year.

    “Of course,” said McConnell, “the American people should have a say in the court’s direction. It is a president’s constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice, and it is the Senate’s constitutional right to act as a check on the president and withhold its consent.”

    Supreme Court picks have often been controversial. There have been contentious hearings and floor debates and contested votes. But to ignore the nominee entirely, as if no vacancy existed?

    There was no precedent for such an action since the period around the Civil War and Reconstruction. No Democratic president had made an appointment while Republicans held the Senate since 1895.

    In a speech that August in Kentucky, McConnell would say: “One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.’ ”

    McConnell was not alone. The 11 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee signed a letter saying they had no intention of consenting to any nominee from Obama. No proceedings of any kind were held on Garland’s appointment.

    I DO BELIEVE THOSE SAME 11 MEMBERS SIT THERE TODAY!! Including Jeff Flake, who pretends to care about the rule of law and honor and dignity. Vote them out. VOTE THEM ALL OUT

  66. 133 rikyrah
    September 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    The 10 Best, Blackest, Messiest and Ugliest Moments From Aretha Franklin’s Epic Marathon Homegoing https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/the-10-best-blackest-messiest-and-ugliest-moments-fro-1828763269?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=Very_Smart_Brothas_twitter via @verysmartbros


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