The Meaning Of Obama

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119 Responses to “The Meaning Of Obama”

  1. 1 Asher in Boston
    March 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Hi, TODers.

  2. 12 Asher in Boston
    March 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Oh, my, I’m I 1st?

  3. 15 mtmarilyn
    March 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    What pictures. Feel the love! We are blessed to be here at TOD. I am so sorry that because of our msm and the hatred more folks don’t see what we see every day.

  4. March 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks UT for a wonderful thread.

  5. March 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 🙂

  6. March 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Congrats asher #1, Wonderul thread UT. I put a notification on R&S 1/2 ago……

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  8. March 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I just luv the new format.
    Spent the last 15 min listening to some CPAC Panel and I swear I do not know of this Obama guy they talking about. Now up is Dnesh D-nutjob with his Kenyan socialist secret muslim meme. My God – this stuff did not work 4 years ago 3 years ago …

    • 21 Bill
      March 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Watching CPAC makes me very optimistic about 2014 and 2016.

      • 22 prettyfoot58
        March 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm


        it seem apparent that the only chance for the country is for DEMS to regain the house…( a tough order given the gerrymandering.)…and maybe just maybe this time Harry Reid will do something about the filibuster…

        i do have some hope for the common sense caucas that PBO is trying to peel off…

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  11. 25 FormelyFRED
    March 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    hi TOD family
    went to the ER and got there at 11:30 am and didn’t see a doctor until 10:15 last night.Got tests done and it was determined that I will need surgery,soon.They’ve figured I can wait a few more weeks,unless everything goes to hell (I hope not) Was given meds to keep it in check and I am on a list to have a laparascopy done instead.Will get a call from general surgeon in a week or 2 and then will schedule surgery to remove gallbladder (if this bursts inside the bile will eat the tissues) and gallstones due to meds …
    I am off all the medications as of now,needless to say I am in pain.Been on my back for weeks now and will continue to take it easy until they get this thing out of my body;can’t say that I am looking forward a 2nd surgery in less than 4 months but excuse my French but that pain sucks monkey balls 😡

    I’ll log on whenever I can to check on the site,Chips and everyone else
    have a great weekend and thanks for the prayers I needed them
    until next time
    Fred 😉

    • 26 sherijr
      March 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Best wishes Fred, take care as much as possible.

    • 27 donna dem 4 obama
      March 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Oh Fred, I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery!!!

    • 28 Asher in Boston
      March 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Wishing you the best, Fred. Take care and have a speedy recovery. Take as much rest as needed.

    • 30 cookemom
      March 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      take care Fred! {{{{{{mmmwwwhhaaa}}}}} hugs and kisses.

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      March 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Keeping you in my thoughts Fred and wishing you the best!

    • March 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Keeping you in my thoughts, Fred.

      • 34 carolyn
        March 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

        Take good care of yourself until the surgery Fred. I had that laporoscopic surgery for gall bladder about 14 years ago…..so wonderful not to have that painful thing inside me! I have had NO trouble digestively since that surgery. I had to wait for my surgery after my last flareup too. I just ate very little, and did only what I had to. Basically I ate a few bland things to keep another flareup from happening. I had to wait over Thanksgiving….I remember I ate a few mashed potatoes, and that was about it, maybe a bit of white meat. However, my doctor,like yours, had warned me that if I had another attack, they’d have to do emergency surgery, and that wasn’t what I wanted. So, I obeyed my doctor and had the laporoscopic surgery. (I had to wait until the end of the semester for mine.)

        You will be amazed and thrilled at how well you will feel afterwards.

        • 35 99ts
          March 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

          Although not my experience – very similar to one of my close family – life changing and very successful – take care Fred – can only get better from here.

        • 36 daisydem
          March 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

          Good sharing Carolyn … and glad that you recovered well too. This will hopefully buoy Fred up and he too will be feeling better soon.

    • 37 Nena20409
      March 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      You are in our prayers and thoughts. Be well.

    • 38 desertflower
      March 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Be well, Fred:) You’ll feel much better after your surgery, I’m sure….you’ve been through so much these past few years….Mom ok? Thinking of you. Keep us posted.

    • 39 andogriff
      March 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Hang in there Fred, sending you energy and good healing vibes, we are all thinking of you!

    • 40 prettyfoot58
      March 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      May the Creator shelter and protect you…

    • March 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Dear Fred,
      We wish this wasn’t happening to you, but gather some healing vibes from us and be well soon.

    • 42 mtmarilyn
      March 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      I add my prayers. I had a friend who just went thru this. She is doing great now. Follow the doctors orders. Blessings!

    • 43 yardarm756
      March 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      May the Holy Spirit be with you my friend.

    • 44 sjterrid
      March 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      I’m sorry you are in so much pain. I hope the surgery finally eases your pain. Healing prayers and thoughts for you, FormerlyFred. I lit a candle for you. Thanks for the link, MightyPamela.

    • 45 Karlene
      March 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Good thoughts and prayers to you Fred..

  12. 46 sherijr
    March 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You all are doing such a fine job for Chips, I’m so appreciative 🙂 thank you.

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  14. 52 Asher in Boston
    March 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Eff you, Ben Carson. There is nothing as bad as an educated douche bag. This guy came from a broken home and a poor one at that, and now he has the gall a of talking ill of a system that availed him a home and tution? Talk about shutting the door behind you as you are safely on the otherside.

    • 53 anniebella
      March 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Ben Carson is Herman Cain with a doctor degree. The nasty right wing racists Republicans have found them another black face to run around criticizing President Obama. But black America will not be fool by them or Ben Carson.

  15. March 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hope you are all enjoying your weekend …


  16. 60 susanne
    March 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    and a happy good morning to all tods and obamadons! it’s a very greeeeen morning here in hawaii, so how about a little preparation for tomorrow? 🙂

    ‘ Sloshed: A St. Paddy’s Day Drinking Strategy for the Sophisticated Reveler ‘


  17. 61 utaustinliberal
    March 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    This cracked me up.

    • 62 Bill
      March 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Great exchange.

      • 63 anniebella
        March 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        That is how people are who are feel with hate. They have to take every little chance they get to attack President Obama. Sara Palin step away from your teleprompter and kiss my. Let me stop, I will not say it.

        • 64 anniebella
          March 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm

          Sarah Palin, why don’t she tell those lying do nothing Republicans to stop protecting the rich and do something to help the poor and middle class. And start putting the welfare of this country ahead of their racists party.

  18. March 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Nothing like The Corrs to get you into an Irish springtime party mood :


  19. 66 utaustinliberal
    March 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Conservatives kill me. If you have to assemble a panel of this nature, newsflash! you are racist.

  20. March 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Couldn’t imagine a better way to spend an hour+ on St Patrick’s Day than listening to this …

    so, thought I’d post it now given we have a global TOD community and 17 March 2013 is dawning for some of our friends and lurkers, already 🙂

    bbl …

  21. March 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This is getting out of control, now foreign nationals are being targeted.

    • 74 susanne
      March 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      seems it’s been out of control for a long time. perhaps the reporting is beginning to catch up with the prevalence of the crime. like with gun violence in america, when people started paying attention and actually counting the number of victims, there was no stopping the movement for change. exposing this disgusting behavior is essential. the whole world is watching–everywhere.

      • March 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        The problem especially in India, where there are cast systems still in place, is the women of most prominence (i.e. Indira Ghandi) stay silent. This only got media attention after citizens took to the streets in the second incident on a bus 2 months ago. Subsequently one of the “suspects” committed suicide in jail last week. But there were 8-10 that were involved, both times on the buses. My parents friends, who live in a very nice neighboorhood in India were robbed last week, police showed up and said there is nothing they can do. Didn’t even take a statement…

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  24. 79 prettyfoot58
    March 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Happy Saturday…everyone…

    watched a bit of the CPAC convention today…

    eye opening and disconcerting….

    a blk man stood up and asked a question about how to get blk folks away from the liberals (paraphrasing)…leads me to say….that a blk man at CPAC is like a blk man who carries his own rope to a Klan lynching…

  25. March 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    “An estimated 500 foreign journalists are arriving to cover the trip, and Israel is determined not to squander any second of its opportunity to shine.”

  26. 82 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hey TPGOP, answer me this: If we cut civil service jobs to eliminate their high pension costs, WHY are we paying into defined benefit pension fund for DOD contractors?????

    • 83 99ts
      March 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Why does a government fund ANY pensions for privately employed people. Did Chaney set this up for his friends?

  27. 84 Vicki
    March 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    This week the GOP House Repubs voted unanimously against raising the minimum wage. Selfish greedy MFs!!!!!
    Can’t we hang this around each and every one of their necks when we campaign for 2014?

    “Your Congressperson _________ voted against giving workers a decent wage. Is that what you want? A large population that can’t take care of itself?”

    Similarly “Your Congressperson ————————-wants to limit health care for women. Is that what you want? Women unable to properly care for themselves and their children?”

    • 85 susanne
      March 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      yes! i’d be interested to know how many aides and publicists and administrative assistants and legal advisers and drivers (and on and on) that we the people are paying to help the rethugs in congress. what are they being paid? what is their retirement plan, their health benefit plan, their vacation benefit plan? how is the sequester affecting congress in their own offices? and how is it that americans who aren’t worth a raise in the minimum wage are having to pay taxes to support this level of congressional luxury?

  28. March 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Good news: I attended one of three OFA meetings we had here in Knoxville this afternoon. Don’t know the attendance at the others but we had 20-22 at ours and there were 4 people who had never been to anything like this…..have not been involved other than voting. They all said, “Enough.” One woman said she was tired of yelling at the TV, sitting on her butt and nothing changing and realized THAT was part of the problem. How ’bout that? Also, our leader told us that our “little” RED area was one of the MOST active of any state/area during the election. Even though PO didn’t win NC, every county we called went for him and, therefore, helped increase his popular vote. Also, they are using TN and NY as two of the main test states for getting OFA going. We wrote letters to our three DC reps and a group will gather downtown Wednesday–press WILL be there–and the letters will be delivered to the local offices for the three reps. (Letters regarding the sequester. We could pick our own issue/topic to write about.) We also wrote letters (that another lady took to mail) to Gov. Haslam. He will be making the decision regarding Medicaid expansion for TN within the next 2-3 weeks. I think many of us will also be making calls to him and our state rep. I know I will be doing that!

    Exciting and uplifting afternoon!

    • March 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      I am thrilled to hear of your OFA work in TN! Our team in OR is having a letter-writing workshop tomorrow and a sequester protest rally on Wednesday. We have new people refreshing our ranks as well as veterans carrying on the work. You make an excellent point about how good it feels to take action and speak out in support of President Obama’s priorities!

    • March 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      This is what CHANGE is all about, as you know tnmtngirl – We the People MAKING Change happen. Thank you for the report and all you are doing!!!

      #FORWARD Together

    • 89 4morefor44
      March 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      great job!! that’s what it’s all about, and president obama says so too all the time. more people need to get off the internet and tv fretting about all the carefully constucted media messaging designed to demoralize us, and get down to their local office of o.f.a. or democratic party, and do the physical work it takes to win elections, and we’ll need every last person to get back the House in 2014. forward!!!

      • 90 jackiegrumbacher
        March 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

        You said it 4 more. The job to be done doesn’t start or end with tv or the internet. It starts in our own communities where we work block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood to tell the truth and stir people to become citizens once again. And it never ends, not in odd numbered election years when local offices are at stake, not in mid years when the Congress is at stake and not in presidential years, even when President Obama isn’t running. It really never ends if we want a democracy that’s worth living in.

    • 91 desertflower
      March 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Whooot!!!! Nice job, tnmtgirl:)

  29. 93 prettyfoot58
    March 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Is there anything like CPAP on the DEM side that gets this much coverage

    • March 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      PF, you’ve hit the nail on the head.

      MSM recoiled at reporting the Iraq War protests during GWB disaster, preferring to show the looniest protesters (e.g., burning GWB in effigy) while never admitting the POTUS adm fraud that the MSM lapped up.

      MSM is complicit with the RWNJ in reportng on events as if the GOP is pandering to its “base” instead of the most bigoted/extreme dwindling segment of US citizens. #Romnesia

      I say: live by the Tea Party, die by the Tea Party.

      • 95 prettyfoot58
        March 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

        but that small burdensome segment is holding up the progress of the Middle Class,,like when all in the GOP House vote against raising the minimum wage but are against ending oil subsidies….the obscenity of it all

  30. March 16, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Some weekend reads….bookmark if you dont have time.

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  32. March 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Declassified tapes of President Lyndon Johnson’s telephone calls provide a fresh insight into his world. Among the revelations – he planned a dramatic entry into the 1968 Democratic Convention to re-join the presidential race. And he caught Richard Nixon sabotaging the Vietnam peace talks… but said nothing.

    • 99 susanne
      March 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      here’s charles pierce’s intro to a MUST READ link! (i know–i posted this yesterday, but if you didn’t get a chance before, please do read the excerpt from parry’s book)

      ‘ Bob Parry is one of the unknown heroes of this business of mine. Almost alone, he stood against the Reagan era foreign policy at the height of Saint Ronnie’s popularity, bringing the truth about the savagery that administration and its clients were bringing down on the people of Central America. He is still dogging the general scandal of Iran-Contra to this day and, since I think the non-prosecution of that episode, and the successful stonewalling by both Reagan and George H.W. Bush, was a decisive turning point in getting us to where we were when we launched the Iraq fiasco, I applaud him for that. He stayed true to his calling, never wrote a bad book about John Belushi, and didn’t get scared even when he actually was threatened by White House operatives. ‘

      Read more: Daily Politics Blog – Charles P. Pierce – Political Blogging – Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/#ixzz2NkOT8XSc

      • March 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

        Stay on it, Susanne. No matter what anyone tries to deny or pretend, until We the People bring certain people to justice we will be diminished as a Nation and as a force for good in the world.

        Yes We Can

        • 101 susanne
          March 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

          yes we can! these revelations prove the absolute necessity of an intelligent, courageous, tenacious, and de-politicised free press. without someone digging, these crimes would remain hidden.

          • March 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

            Dear Chips, LL, LP, UT & amk,

            Susanne pointed me to this very important, ongoing, exceptionally important journalism by Bob Parry:


            Please consider featuring it in one of your upcoming TOD posts (LL – lots of material for at least one, if not more, of your fine TPV essays).

            Critical message, and one ALL Americans need to be apprised:

            So, the beloved saying took shape: “the cover-up is worse than the crime.” And Official Washington hates to rethink some history that is considered already settled. In this case, it would make too many important people who have expounded on the “worse” part of Watergate, i.e. the cover-up, look stupid. [For details, see Robert Parry’sAmerica’s Stolen Narrative.]

            The major newspapers have been equally unwilling to rethink the origins – and the significance – of the October Surprise/Iran-Contra scandal. It doesn’t matter how much new evidence accumulates. It remains much easier to continue the politically safe deification of “Gipper” Reagan and the fond remembrances of “Poppy” Bush.

            Not only would rethinking Iran-Contra and Watergate stir up anger and abuse from Republican operatives and the Right, but the process would reflect badly on many journalists and historians who built careers, in part, by getting these important historical stories wrong.

            However, there must come a point when the weight of the new evidence makes the old interpretations of these scandals intellectually untenable and when treasured sayings – like “the cover-up is worse than the crime” – are swept into the historical dustbin.”

            As long as we tolerate distortion of the truth, more and more innocent people will die and more and more of our core values will be eroded.


    • March 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      OMG! 22,000 more names added to the Wall and how many Vietnamese? This is my generation and it all comes gushing back. The horror, oh the horror.

  33. 106 vitaminlover
    March 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Must say this. I dearly love and appreciate the Obama AND Biden families. I am sooooo grateful for such a cool blog as this where we can enjoy all good things Obama. Anyone who does not like them need not come by here and also need to step off and realize what a terrific President and Vice-President we have. This is the place where you get great love for our beloved leaders and give great love.I thank God for this blog and am grateful to the kind spirits here. I will continue to pray for them also and I know that we here always have their backs. I am with the cool crowd and am proud of it.

  34. 108 susanne
    March 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    excellent choice, repugnant party!

    ‘ Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll on Saturday, an outcome largely expected by those in attendance, but one that will give him added legitimacy as he seeks to expand his appeal to compete on the national stage in 2016. ‘

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/288597-rand-paul-wins-cpac-straw-poll-#ixzz2NkcIXlMJ
    Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

  35. 113 yardarm756
    March 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm

  36. March 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Sent these tweets to BobFR earlier this week.

    Dem Congressional Committee thinks 52 House seats are in play in 2014:

    • 118 anniebella
      March 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Oh please let it be so, we need to get back control of that House and get rid of that weasel John Boehner.

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