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Dear Mr. President

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Jeanne Marie Laskas

A girl doesn’t want her mum to be deported, and can the president please help? A guy finally admits to his wife that he’s gay, and now he would like to tell the president. A car dealer writes to say his bank is shut­ting him down, and thanks for nothing, Mr President. A vet who can’t stop seeing what he saw in Iraq writes a barely intelligible rant that makes his point all the more intelligible: “Help.” An inmate admits to selling crack, but he wants the president to know he is not a lost cause: “I have dreams Mr President, big dreams.” A man can’t find a job. A woman can’t find a job. A teacher with advanced certification can’t find a damn job. A lesbian couple just got married; thank you, Mr President. A man sends his medical bills; a woman sends her student loan statements; a child sends her drawing of a cat; a mother sends her teen­ager’s report card – straight As, isn’t that awesome, Mr President?

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The Letters In Pictures

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I noticed that over by his desk, on a wall, he had hung the framed letter from Natoma Canfield; Obama had said she reminded him of his mum, who died at 52 of a similar cancer. The letter had stood as a reminder to him of his commitment to healthcare reform. “The only instruction I gave was that I wanted every packet to be representative,” he continued. “And understanding that it wouldn’t be perfect. It didn’t mean that, you know, out of every 10 letters, there had to be two positive and two negative and three neutral and one funny. It wasn’t formulaic like that. But that was the one thing I insisted on – that this is not useful to me if all I’m getting are, you know, ‘happy birthday’ wishes. And I think they did a won­derful job of channelling the American people in that way.”

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131 Responses to “Dear Mr. President”


  1. September 13, 2018 at 6:32 pm

  2. 3 Nerdy Wonka
    September 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    They really are scumbags!

    • 4 0388jojothecat
      September 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Funny that the Texas Rangers got a warrant to specifically to find drugs since her story is falling apart. They will work hard to get her off. More marching in the streets.

  3. 5 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Good Evening, TODbots.
    Congrats, Doc Bob on your Au ⭐ Furst. 😉
    Thank you, Nerdy Wonka.

  4. September 13, 2018 at 7:39 pm

  5. September 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    OMG, this is wild.

  6. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    September 13, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    This is kinda fun, thinking about it. For a second.

  7. 9 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm

  8. September 13, 2018 at 8:01 pm

  9. 13 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 8:11 pm

  10. 15 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm

  11. 16 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 8:50 pm

  12. 17 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

  13. 19 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 8:55 pm

  14. September 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    OMG

  15. September 13, 2018 at 8:58 pm

  16. September 13, 2018 at 9:10 pm

  17. 25 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

  18. September 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm

  19. 30 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 9:19 pm

  20. 31 JER
    September 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

  21. 35 JER
    September 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      September 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      Thank goodness. Not a big personal fan of Cuomo (I don’t find him authentic, although I appreciate much of his platform), but really, really not a big fan of Nixon and some of the people she hangs with..

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        September 14, 2018 at 12:05 am

        • 38 No Child Left Behind
          September 14, 2018 at 12:27 am

          I am happy that Cuomo won because anybody reminding me of the Berniebros’ era is too much for my taste. In addition, calling Cuomo’s administration or entourage corrupt is a long stretch I can cross. Corruption is defined by the Trump administration and WH. Period.

  22. 43 Nena20409
    September 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm

  23. 45 desertflower
    September 13, 2018 at 11:42 pm

  24. 46 desertflower
    September 14, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Vote the enablers of this vile administration OUT!! Give none a place to hide.

  25. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    September 14, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea – far away from the hurricane(s), I hope! Stay safe, East Coasters!

  26. 48 No Child Left Behind
    September 14, 2018 at 12:44 am

    If he runs as a Democrat, I AM ALL IN! With his billions, he can take Orangeade and ship him to the Hades… or to Russia.

    • September 14, 2018 at 6:42 am

      I’m not thrilled by Bloomberg. Sick of billionaires, sick of newly-minted Democrats, sick of white guys who believe they’re saviors. He is stellar on the environment but I need a full-blooded Democrat who knows what it’s like to struggle to get ahead, who knows what it means to not have healthcare and ability to vote. And anyway, I do not care about 2020 yet. We have so much to get done by November 6th!!

    • 51 0388jojothecat
      September 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

      NO MORE FAKE DEMOCRATS!

    • September 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

      another non-Democrat running as a DEM…..nope

  27. 53 No Child Left Behind
    September 14, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Democrats faked the death count? No. Democrats killed the people.

    • September 14, 2018 at 1:33 am

      That is why we must Find all the Names we can and Release Them.
      We owe the families at least that much. We must not allow Trump to say their lives never happened.
      Where are the cameras and the reporting of the families?

  28. 55 No Child Left Behind
    September 14, 2018 at 12:52 am

    • 56 Sandy1110
      September 14, 2018 at 3:29 am

      Good for Debra.

      Sarandon is showing her true colors: She can AFFORD to watch Trump’s chaos unfold in order to achieve a ‘revolution’ because she didn’t personally suffer from it. She’s probably enjoying that big GOP tax cut.

      • 57 jacquelineoboomer
        September 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm

        Pretty sure I saw that Debra also endorsed Cuomo last night, even though she was originally for Cynthia Nixon. She made the comment, as I recall, that we need to vote for ANY Dem who won their primary and can the RWNJs.

  29. September 14, 2018 at 7:05 am

    I feel for his mom!!

  30. 59 pkayden
    September 14, 2018 at 7:44 am

  31. September 14, 2018 at 8:03 am

  32. September 14, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Sickening.

    • 62 Sandy1110
      September 14, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      …and Democrats need to be all over the “Tariffs 101” strategy when they campaign.

      They need to put in VERY simple terms the damage that Trump’s assault on our democracy and governmental policies has caused.

  33. September 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

    11AM Eastern, 8AM Pacific

  34. September 14, 2018 at 9:03 am

    GLAD to see POC reclaim the “progressive” terminology away from the St. Bernie stans.

  35. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    September 14, 2018 at 9:10 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day and weekend

  36. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    September 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

    • 69 globalcitizenlinda
      September 14, 2018 at 9:19 am

      among the many things that made me feel good about this video, I must say that I was chuckling when I notice “the vehicle” that is parked in the place with a placard saying “campaign staff parking” ……………….,

  37. 70 JER
    September 14, 2018 at 9:24 am

  38. September 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

  39. 74 JER
    September 14, 2018 at 9:37 am


    President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for Ohio Gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray at CMSD East Professional Center Gymnasium on September 13, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

  40. September 14, 2018 at 9:38 am

    UGH!!

    • September 14, 2018 at 9:39 am

      OOOOOOOPpppps, he spoke too soon.

      • September 14, 2018 at 9:43 am

        SO, there could be some cooperation is these charges have been reduced. And Trump pardoning for conspiracy against the United States and obstruction of justice is not going to fly.

        • September 14, 2018 at 9:49 am

  41. September 14, 2018 at 9:51 am

    We need a lawyer to explain this:

  42. September 14, 2018 at 9:58 am

    DELICIOUS!! Another fabulous Mueller Friday!!

  43. September 14, 2018 at 10:01 am

    BOOM

  44. September 14, 2018 at 10:03 am

    This is looking like a good possibility:

  45. September 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

  46. September 14, 2018 at 10:14 am

    BOOM BOOM BOOM

  47. 95 pkayden
    September 14, 2018 at 10:14 am

  48. September 14, 2018 at 10:16 am

  49. 97 desertflower
    September 14, 2018 at 10:35 am

  50. 98 desertflower
    September 14, 2018 at 10:36 am

  51. September 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

    WOW

  52. September 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

    CLEAN HIM OUT

  53. 101 desertflower
    September 14, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Valdamort. Another reason to vote for Andrew Gillum. As if you needed another one

  54. September 14, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Ronan rides again.

  55. September 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

    WOW, these are among Mueller’s biggest squad members. Wow!!

  56. September 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

    The maximum jail time is likely 10 years. Who knows what he’ll be sentenced……..

  57. September 14, 2018 at 11:20 am

  58. 112 deserflower
    September 14, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Maybe we will not find out if cooperation by Manafort is part of the deal… to keep certain people in the dark. Is that possible?

  59. 114 deserflower
    September 14, 2018 at 11:28 am

    It’s FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!

  60. September 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    YAYAYAYAYAY, I WAS WRONG!!!!

  61. 116 Don
    September 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    prof·fer.
    .
    [ˈpräfər]

    VERB
    .
    proffered (past tense) · proffered (past participle)

    hold out (something) to someone for acceptance; offer.

    “he proffered his resignation”

    synonyms: offer · tender · present · extend · give · submit · volunteer · suggest · propose · put forward · hold out

    As in Manafort is cooperating with the government!

  62. 117 deserflower
    September 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    17 pages worth of cooperation:) the orange shitstain won’t be happy 😆

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jjouvenal/status/1040622713713385472

  63. 119 Don
    September 14, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Just a few weeks ago Manafort was acting like James Cagney in “White Heat.”

  64. 120 Don
    September 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Make no mistake about it, Manafort is a whale, he knows all. And Mueller got him to flip.

  65. September 14, 2018 at 11:40 am

  66. 126 Nena20409
    September 14, 2018 at 11:50 am

    TGIF, TODbots.
    A possible cooperation by Manafort.
    Now this.

    Good Morning TODville Community.

  67. September 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

    OOOOUUUUUCHHHHHHH

  68. 130 0388jojothecat
    September 14, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I read yesterday that Sean Hannity said Orange-Turd was going to fire Mueller AFTER hurricane Florence. Hannity talks to the orange turd every night lets see how true it will be. You know orange turd needs to have the last word. If he does this before the elections he’s killed the Republican party for good. If he does it AFTER the elections he’s killed the Republican party for good.

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      September 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Just so he kills the Republican party for good.

      Actually, I’m for an honest, two-party system, which is meant to keep us from going too far, either way. – we just need to get rid of THIS RWNJ party.


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