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Nov
14

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama stands with Helen Loring Ensign, 85, from Palm Desert, Calif., after awarding the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at a ceremony to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. First Lieutenant Cushing received the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863

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President Barack Obama stands with Helen Loring Ensign, 85, from Palm Desert, Calif., after awarding the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. With them, from left to right, are Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., Army Secretary John McHugh and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing is pictured in a military academy graduation photograph dated 1861, obtained on October 28, 2014. President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Civil War artillery officer the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. award for bravery, 151 years after Cushing was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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President Barack Obama stands with Helen Loring Ensign, as the citation for her relative, U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing is read

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Margaret Zerwekh of Delafield, Wis. raises her hand as she is acknowledged by President Barack Obama during a ceremony awarding the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry. President Obama acknowledged the work of Zerwekh, a 94-year-old amateur historian from Cushing’s hometown who painstakingly researched his story and lobbied Wisconsin’s congressional delegation for decades

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a special daytime workshop for high school students from military communities in the greater Washington area

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Willie Nelson, right, and fellow panelist, songwriter Ted Peterson, left, hip hop recording artist Common, second from right, listen as Army Sgt. Christiana Ball responds to a question

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115 Responses to “The President And First Lady’s Day”


  1. November 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Good Afternoon, TOD Family!!!

  2. November 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    And yes, its a system that survives to this day – even if it is so often hidden from conscious view and buried deep in the reptilian portion of our brains.

    The frustration of these pundits was at least partly influenced by their racist need to see this black president knocked down a peg or two. His “calm, dignified competence” in the face of the narrative they had crafted about his defeat enraged them.

    ****************************

    But it is not so hidden from view….it quite blatant….what they are trying to do is mask it color it…make us think that it is not what it really is….but I SEE IT!!

    • 7 nospin
      November 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      This comparison shows how some things do not change.

      “I was reminded of something Jonathan Chait wrote about his reaction to the movie 12 Years a Slave.

      Notably, the most horrific torture depicted in 12 Years a Slave is set in motion when the protagonist, Solomon Northup, offers up to his master engineering knowledge he acquired as a free man, thereby showing up his enraged white overseer. It was precisely Northup’s calm, dignified competence in the scene that so enraged his oppressor. The social system embedded within slavery as depicted in the film is one that survived long past the Emancipation Proclamation – the one that resulted in the murder of Emmett Till a century after Northup published his autobiography. It’s a system in which the most unforgivable crime was for an African-American to presume himself an equal to β€” or, heaven forbid, better than β€” a white person.”

      and our POTUS has proven himself better than all of Congress and WHPC combined and they can’t stand it. πŸ˜€

    • 9 Nena20409
      November 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Subtle racism, Superiority Complex of the Privileged WHPC Caucasian bunch, Lack of understanding of a POTUS for, by of whom these village idiots have covered for nearly 6 yrs.
      Getting elected by 70M of We The People, How dared Sen Obama?
      Then not crumbling after the Teabaggers engineered endless bat poop?
      Then having passed the ACA and saved the economy when the Press has declared numerous “Obama Katrinas”? How dared Pres Obama?
      The audacity of his re-election when the Press and their pollsters dared to pronounce his failures? How dared Pres Obama?
      2010 and 2012…….congressional losses and this POTUS is smiling? The WHPC is fuming mad.
      Please, listen to WH presser today…….

      It is interesting. Josh “The Voice” Earnest got a tad mad……as he can ONLY express trying to explain to the idiots that Pres Obama is measured, resolute and hears the 2/3 who didn’t vote. It was priceless.

      • 10 nospin
        November 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

        egg.sack.lee Nena. And to make it worse so many Americans of all walks of life have the absolute gall to LOVE him. The international community loves him. They hate that our wonderful POTUS is loved by man, woman, child and babies regardless of political stripes. We love our POTUS… and the man is cool to boot. πŸ˜€ They all want to BE him. Brilliant mind. Sexy as hell. funny, talented ….sigh… the man is everything they want to be and are not. hah!

    • November 6, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      He handled them like a boss! I love that President Obama is never shaken. He’s always calm and classy. Did they think he was going to be crying or humiliated? Please!

    • 12 arapaho415
      November 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Reposting from this morning:

      From the article:
      “A tragedy is the result of a mistake, of an error in judgment that is based on habit and character, which brings ruin. In recent years, it seems as though more unarmed young black men are shot by local police who believe they are doing their duty and whose actions are for the most part within established law.”

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
      Where the MSM is now has been a slow buildup since 2010 — they no longer mask their white dudebro elitism, but instead bask in it.

      I think the self-congratulatory nature of our current batch of “journalists” has a lot to do with this unmasked racism.

      They patted themselves on the back for being open-minded enough to appreciate Barack Hussein Obama as a Presidential candidate (and why wouldn’t they? Pitting a woman against a Black man — a twofer for gossip and sensationalism!).

      Now that they’ve convinced themselves that they harbor no racism — and in fact become indignant at the mere suggestion of such a possibility, we have dregs like @Ron_Fournier feeling free to offer unwarranted (i.e., racist) criticism of the American President.

      The thoughtful article in the tweet should be required reading for all journalists and journalism students.

    • 13 vcprezofan2
      November 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Just read the Smartypants’ post – well done as usual – and thought this simile by Ulysses S Grunt was quite on point.

      Ulysses S Grunt – November 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      I’ve often wondered if one of President Obama’s most important tasks is to keep the federal government functioning while also helping to draw out the racist poison from the American bloodstream. Like a sick patient undergoing treatment, that process is bound to include setbacks and disappointments like last night. As the poison comes out the patient appears to get worse even though it’s actually part of the healing process. It’s important for progressives to keep our eyes on the real prize: an America that’s truly, finally based on equality and justice for all. The Prez understands that and I think it drives everything he does.

      • November 6, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        A university colleague and I discussed this very thing today. Yes, President Obama had to b elected to begin the racial healing of our country. This cancer is over 300 years old and has been simmering under the surface for years. Now it has bubbled to the surface and it is ugly. It reminds me of lancing a boil…….all the poisonous pus comes out…….but eventually the sore is cleaned. I think PBO is very well aware of this. He is the Moses leading us in our wilderness journey, a necessary part of the process.

        • 15 vcprezofan2
          November 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm

          I understand and appreciate the comparisons, and I do really believe that PBO came along for ‘such a time as this’. However, there are moments when I feel gut deep anger that *he* is subjected to so much negativity without the media showing an ounce of balance. OOH, I concede that PBO, and his family, have the inner strength to overcome – OTOH I admit I don’t, and each time an ‘incident’ occurs it hardens a little piece of something inside.

  3. November 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Congratssssssssssssss..swbluega

  4. 20 Nena20409
    November 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for this thread, NW πŸ™‚

  5. November 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Nerdy? You’re the TOD angel – thank yooooooou!!!

  6. November 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

  7. November 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    • 49 Nena20409
      November 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      The GOP wants IR executive order. That is why they are posturing for another ACA vote.
      They want POTUS to act, so they Never have to Vote…..cast their vote….EVER on IR. They will scream and shout……and when it blows over, the GOP will run on it and pin that against the Dems as they have done time after time. No future POTUS would repeal it. They know that making those undocumented Immigrants legal, would Never make them Citizens.
      It will be temporary and the right would run on it until the issue runs its course and is no longer a viable election issue.

    • 50 pkayden
      November 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Holding a meeting on the day of the inauguration to conspire against the President is poisoning the well. Let’s keep it real.

  8. 51 Nena20409
    November 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    So this election was the lowest Voter participation percentage-wise since 1942?
    36.6% participation rate at a cost of $5-6B for a Gov’t bought and paid for by the Corporations and Billionaires?
    Wow! Those who scream Love of Country and then tout the US Constitution, obviously are Okay with this type of Democracy?
    A Gov’t of the C&B, by the C&B and for the C&B.
    Who Loves YOU, America?

    • 52 Nena20409
      November 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      • 53 japa21
        November 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        I think we all got excited Tuesday because we saw all the long lines. But we forgot somethign. Long lines can be the result of a lot of people going to the polls. But if we look where the long lines were: UT, majority AA areas, etc. we have to realize that, specially in GOP controlled states, these are the areas with, usually, the fewest voting machines per population.

        The latter fact is often forgotten in our desire to see a huge turnout. That is why some people may say their precinct looked busy, because there may have been 2 or 3 machines whereas other districts, in more reliably GOP districts may have had 5-6-7 machines even thoguh there may have been fewer actual voters.

        • November 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm

          I think we also got excited about the early voting numbers. It appears that instead of an overall increase, we just got a shift in the timing of people voting.

    • November 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Unfortunately so many people – young, old, middle-aged, first time and long time voters just don’t know how our Government works. It was not until PBO that I fully understood that all bills/spending begins with the House of Representatives, the Senate to vote/makes amendments, sends it back to the HOR’s and this back and forth can happen until the Senate agrees with the final version, votes on it then it goes to the President to sign into law or veto. Most people do not follow all this and don’t know that most of the responsibility of what laws get passed falls on the HOR’s and Senate. That is why most of the time they do stupid shit like name libraries and post offices after Reagan or vote for the official flower, or declare the boy scouts the official club of the USA. This is what we paid these assholes six figures and unlimited healthcare which should change. I was listening to Thom Hartman today and so many people called in to say the Democratic Party needs to change. I think we need to get money out of our politics and it has to start on a local level. It needs to be on the ballot on every state in which politicians cannot remove or they get removed from office. Once we get corruption out on the local and state level, we can send people to D.C. who are not corrupted by money.

      • November 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        jojo, I’m curious about why you didn’t know this? I learned this in grade school civics in the ’50’s. . .
        Is it not taught in school anymore?

        • 57 Betsy
          November 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

          I teach this in 8th grade social studies in CA.

          • November 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

            Thank you Betsy. It’s a must for a new citizen to learn about it. It’s even in their oath I posted yesterday. A friend of mine is from Russia a became a citizen yesterday. 😻 She lives in Brooklyn and is a Republican that hates Putin to the bone. πŸ˜‹

  9. November 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    God, I so love living in California.

    Just spoke with one of my favorite patrons. He asked me if I was here yesterday for the guy who walked into the library with a machete strapped on his thigh. (That’s a whole other story, which I’m saving for my relaunched blog.) He then went on to say how the last time he visited his hometown in VA, he walked into a Burger King and saw a heavily tattooed couple with Glocks strapped to their hips. I wondered rhetorically “What are they so afraid of?” And without missing a beat he said “The black guy in the White House.” We then went on to have a long conversation about PBO and racism and the general insanity gripping white America. He said he knows his friends would love to let loose with the n-word, but don’t, at least not in public.

    • 60 pkayden
      November 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Lucky you. I’ve heard that California is a Democratic paradise where Republicans have no power in the legislature.

      My state (Maryland) now has a Republican governor. Wasn’t expecting that at all.

  10. 62 MadameSoph
    November 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Having a busy couple of days πŸ™‚

    Just wanted to contribute two things:

    First, continued thanks to Chips, Nerdy, contributors and all of TOD for helping me to remain sane and serene!

    Second, I have noticed (as I am sure all TODers have) that this President is a brilliant strategist. If Sun Tzu were alive today, he would be learning from PBO’s example. We’ve seen President Obama stealthily turn obstruction and ill-will into success time after time after time. Often, he is able to use these roadblocks to achieve an even better result than if they weren’t there. Remember how Tweety and everyone else thought the ACA was dead after Scott Brown got elected? The pundits and powers that be continually tell us he is “irrelevant” or that the “crisis” of the moment is “Obama’s Katrina” (they soooo badly want to remake GWB by tearing down PBO with their “both sides” BS). Still, every time he succeeds in outmaneuvering them, and this country and the world are the beneficiaries.

    I also feel that he is protected. He is meant to be here. Those of you who believe in higher powers can attribute this aura of protection to this. Others can attribute it to the collective love surrounding him from those of us who truly see him. I like to believe it is due to both.

    I am going to surrender, not to the forces of fear, apathy and hate that showed their ugly faces this last Tuesday, but to the power and ability of this awesome President, this once-in-a-lifetime leader, this great man, to transform Republican, racist lemons into strategic lemonade.

    Here is what I say before I eat dinner each night:
    “Fill our President, his administration and his family with the awareness that he is loved, and that his hard work is recognized and appreciated. No matter what the intent, help the citizens and the leaders of this country and the world join with President Obama to help bring about a future – beginning in this present moment – filled with love, tolerance, compassion, progress, prosperity and peace.”

    • November 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Bowed head in agreement. And Amen.

    • 64 0388jojothecat
      November 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      I agree, I don’t know what I would do if we did not have the TOD to remain sane and a place to see and listen to our President. He has inspired me to stay and continue the fight to regain the House & Senate and hopefully get a qualified candidate we can all stand behind. I also like your prayer in which I will recite every night too because those red states have sent some awfully crazy people to D.C. We need to keep our prayers going to shield PBO from these evil people.

      • November 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        MadameSoph,
        I am so glad that I scrolled back up to read this.
        You have captured what is in my heart for this caring man. He is what being a human being looks like.
        You heart is filled with love and compassion. This is why our Spirit connects with PBO.
        I was angry on Tuesday night but the love tha flows from heart-to-heart here has helped to just about love all the hurt away.

        Now, I feel even stronger and more confident that only a remnant will be able to appreciate this wonderful human being President Barack Obama. It is sad to know there are those who refuse to allow their own hearts to experience this gift here on earth.
        Thank you for sharing those thoughtful, caring and encouraging words.
        The love here continues to flow as we vow to stay engaged and connected to our President.

  11. 68 vcprezofan2
    November 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    πŸ™‚ Howdy, everyone! I’m hoooooommmme!

    I got me some early breaks today, AND tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  12. November 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Dems are throwing in the towel. Another seat lost.

    Senate Democrats bail on ad spending in Louisiana runoff, leave Landrieu in lurch for TV

    WASHINGTON β€” Senate Democrats’ campaign committee is canceling planned television ads to help Sen. Mary Landrieu in her runoff campaign against Republican Bill Cassidy. But Democratic officials say they still support the endangered incumbent.

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had booked nearly $2 million in TV ads to run after Tuesday’s election, but they dumped the reservation on Thursday. A spokesman for the committee says officials will review spending decisions on a weekly basis.

    [snip]

    A group backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to spend more than $2 million against Landrieu, and Senate Republicans’ campaign arm has set aside $2.8 million in airtime.

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/281815631.html

  13. 84 japa21
    November 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I just about threw up several times last night listening to the news and how practically every network talked about how Wall Street celebrated the GOP victories by jumping 100 points and setting new records and calling it the “GOP Bounce”. I was trying to figure out what they were calling it for the past 6 years, and even last Thursday and Friday when the DOW jumped 400 points and set new records.

    The media, all of it, it going to make any decent economic news look like it was all due to the GOP and how any negatives will be due to the fact that they still have work to do to get the country out of the Obama Recession.

    • 85 Nena20409
      November 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      It is the beginning and the re-branding of the economy to benefit the GOPers. You see, their ‘return’ to power saved the US economy. The Media propaganda has begone.

      Just as easily as the Media ignored the shutting of the economy that cost over $24B to America, but they feverishly covered the Glitch Computer ACA for months……that was even at it’s worst, still allowing some to enroll, but didn’t cost US economy Billions in lost revenue……..Actually, No US Citizen bore any cost.

    • 87 GGail
      November 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      For the last fews years, I’ve taken to only watching the first 6 minutes of my local news at 8:00pm. After that, I turn it off or change channels. I only have one television and can’t afford to break it. πŸ™‚

    • 89 COS
      November 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      They have already started to set the GOP up for winning the grand prize of presidency in 2016. They did not waste any time.

  14. November 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Lovely affirming day for first couple. Is there a show tonight? It’s been so long. Whenever I need an uplift I go back and watch the White House concerts. They are so uplifting.

  15. 91 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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  17. 96 whatisworking
    November 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Greetings TOD family

    I wanted to share a note I received from our Regional Field Organizer here in CA. I send these thoughts to all who volunteered. It cheered me and I hope it will cheer you.

    Hello Intrepid Volunteers:

    There you have it. Our candidates lost.

    I’m not going to try to spin it or sugarcoat it. Yesterday’s election sucked.

    We knew, going in, that it was an uphill battle. That is exactly why we chose to do it . We did it because it was the hard thing to do, we did it because it was the right thing to do and we did it simply because it needed doing.

    I said from the beginning of KeepTheSenateBlue.org that I didn’t want to wake up on November 5th and know that I could have done more. I woke up this morning in the face of our loses and said: Yes We Did All We Could! We have lost these races but we did not lose our strength, our spirit, our pride, or our dignity.

    Make no mistake about it, you did a fantastic job! You did everything that our campaigns asked of you and then you decided to do more! You stood up. You fought the fight. No one could have asked for more. Even in our loses your support did make a difference.

    I spoke with each of our campaigns this morning and to a one they expressed their thanks and gratitude not only for the sheer volume of the work you did but for the quality and style with which it was done.

    I have not finalized all of our tallies but, at this time, my rough estimate is that we made over 200,000 calls not including any of the GOTV dialers.

    Here is one thing I know for sure: The single most effective tool for turning out the vote and determining our leadership is a human conversation between one voter and another. You did that. You did it with courage and patience and unending good humor.

    KeepTheSenateBlue.org existed because of you. I am honored and humbled to have been a part of it and to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people. Let’s get together and do it again sometime.

    Thank you for your support and for never giving in.

    Thank you for all that you have done and for all that you have yet to do.

    Thank you for being the best.

    • 97 donna dem 4 obama
      November 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks Linda for all your hard work. The loses were heartbreaking (still hurt) but we did all that we could.

  18. 99 arapaho415
    November 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I know that Californians consider themselves too cool for words, but this is an abomination.

    In LA County, only 23% of voters cast their ballots on Tuesday.

    In my county, which I consider a bellwether county (and which the east coast-centric media ignore) because since 1923, my county has voted for the successful Presidential candidate every election except for one — in 1976, it went for Ford, not Carter, only 35% cast ballots.

    Our Congressional race is undecided — as of this morning, the incumbent @JuliaBrownley26 was leading by 500 votes, with 53,000 votes outstanding (127,000 have been counted). So the outcome of this election will probably not be decided until the end of the month (state law requires all CDs to certify Congressional winners by Dec 2).

    • November 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      And most of the highest areas are all conservative.

    • 102 purpleshoesla
      November 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Exactly. An abomination. I was a poll monitor on Tuesday and while there was more activity throughout the day then I saw in 2010, the turnout was still abysmal. I wrote a scathing email to the head of CA Dem party and included SWBlue’s brilliant post basically saying there is absolutely NO excuse even in Blue CA for Dems not to be turning out the vote in overwhelming numbers in the mid-terms too.

  19. November 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    A little tired, a little gray today, but perhaps this might be a haven for some:

    http://www.aquariusmoon.info/lounge/2014/11/06/thank-you-obama/

  20. November 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve been interested in reading about Russia’s economic status and the falling prices of oil. Russia is depending on oil and gas for income. The ruble has been falling, partly due to sanctions and the flight of capital. And now the EU is prepping to work around him on his income source. I think there is a similar story here in the US with fossil fuels and renewables and cheaper, cleaner energy which will benefit the 99%. I haven’t done the research to pull it together, but just gather bits of info here and there.

    ….It is part of a wider European Union policy to make the 28 states less reliant on imports of power. States along the border with Russia are particularly concerned about over-reliance on gas pipelines from Siberia, which have been turned off periodically in the recent past because of disputes over prices….

    ….But aside from what is short-term nervousness about Russian gas supplies, the main thrust of the European policy is to provide a grid that can make the best use of renewables, and so cut the continent’s greenhouse gas emissions…

  21. November 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    • 107 Linda
      November 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Just a 3 judge panel….they can appeal to the full circuit and then up to the Supreme Court…..

      This will not stand.

  22. 108 JER
    November 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Rainy day.

    petesouza

  23. 109 Linda
    November 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    South Carolina exit poll asks whether ‘blacks are getting too demanding’ over equal rights

    Other questions asked, for example, whether blacks weren’t hard enough workers. But it’s all perfectly standard language, you see.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/06/1342689/-South-Carolina-exit-poll-asks-whether-blacks-are-getting-too-demanding-over-equal-rights

    I wish we could send these directly to Justice Roberts…..

  24. November 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    So, today, in order to make myself feel that I am doing something constructive, I wrote letters to the DCCC, the DNC, the DGA, the DSCC, and also to Hillary Clinton.
    I told each organization how much money I had donated, and that I felt totally ripped off. I mentioned specific instances in each letter of their dropping the election, and my disgust. I think I did a very solid job of informing and explaining. I then wrote to Hillary’s committee and told them I was not ready for her, and did not know if I ever would be, and told them I certainly never would be if she continued to distance herself from the President, and disavow him. I reminded her of what happened to Al Gore. I then suggested she come to The Obama Diary if she wanted to understand how Obama’s base thinks.

    I feel much better having said my piece to the organizations that matter..

  25. November 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve said this before – the President and First Lady have Black Professional Sensibilities.

    They will do their jobs to the best of their abilities, and then some..

    But, they’re not about to socialize with you. They have ACTUAL FRIENDS for that.

    ……………………………………………………………….

    Side-Eye (Harder) @prisonculture

    How much of the Beltway carping about President Obama’s so-called aloofness & unwillingness to schmooze is about blacks as inscrutable?

    Side-Eye (Harder) @prisonculture
    Follow

    The black as “unknowable” to white people & therefore needing to be surveilled & watched more closely. I mean that’s the history here.
    3:22 PM – 6 Nov 2014

    Side-Eye (Harder) @prisonculture
    Follow

    Because there is something pathological about this obsession on the part of white pundits and reporters about this shit…
    3:24 PM – 6 Nov 2014


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