16.4M Thanks to President Barack Obama







120 Responses to “16.4M Thanks to President Barack Obama”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hi, Ms Wonka!

  2. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    March 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm

  3. March 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Make sure to read the last sentence.

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Meta, we need more like this from the media – not the criticism purely for criticism sake, but asking meaningful questions like his final three….

      1. But where are the other [Democratic]candidates?
      2. What is behind the national impoverishment of political talent?
      3. Isn’t there a chance that the greatest nostalgia we might feel, come primary season, is not for earlier iterations of the Clintons and the Bushes but for the President who has not yet finished his time in office?

      • March 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

        Yes, that’s why I thought it should be shared. I’m loathe to read more stuff on the email flap but I know that David Remnick is an OBOT so I checked it out. And as you say, he asks very good questions. I like this one, too:

        “And what to make of a politician who protested the war in Vietnam and investigated the Watergate scandals but now writes a valentine to Henry Kissinger in the Washington Post—a book review in which Clinton calls Kissinger “surprisingly idealistic”? The peoples of Chile, Cambodia, Argentina, Bangladesh, and East Timor surely want to know more.”

        Very good piece.

        • 26 vcprezofan2
          March 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

          It is along the order of what we *should* expect as normal fare from our media, Mate, particularly in the political arena. I am definitely going to tweet it out more than once (using different snippets), and maybe at different times.

        • 28 vcprezofan2
          March 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

          Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I too have been trying to avoid getting caught up in Grandma Clinton’s emails – I mean, how much else is there to say that is important to a potential leadership bid by her, other than that she often makes unwise decisions?

    • 29 Don
      March 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      That last sentence was worth the price of admission alone.

    • March 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Am torn between reading it on the advice of meta, but am in agreement with VC about not giving #tiredofhillary any clicks for any reason. I do not have much tolerance for phonies. PBO and FLOTUS have been beyond generous of Spirit with this person – we may never know what went down when she finally got over herself and ‘conceded’ the nomination to him in ’08. That he offered her a cabinet position is honorable, and while I felt she did well in that place, in my mind she has undone any achievements with her behavior since stepping down. All I really get is both she and her spouse think all of us are really stupid, and that we cannot see right through them. That is all I have to say about them.

      • March 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        I hear you, completely. It’s going to be a very rough year.

        • 34 MightyPamela
          March 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm

          I suppose they will all take the bat against PBO, as if that will somehow make them more appealing. But, to whom? Selling their souls, or what’s left of the tattered rags ..

  4. 35 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    McConnell: No Vote on AG Unless Republicans Get to Force Trafficking Victims to Have Their Rapists’ Babies
    Spandan Chakrabarti March 16, 2015

    Mitch McConnell, now the Senate Majority Leader, made an astonishing announcement this weekend: he ruled out a vote on the Attorney General nomination of Loretta Lynch, poised to become America’s first female African American Attorney General, unless Republicans have their way on forcing rape victims to give birth to the children of their rapists.
    “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday said he plans to hold up attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s confirmation until the Senate passes a now-controversial human trafficking bill.

    ”This will have an impact on the timing of considering a new attorney general,” McConnell told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “I had hoped to turn to her next week, but if we can’t finish the trafficking bill, she will be put off again.””

    Does anyone still doubt that the “legitimate rape” crowd represents the mainstream Republican view on women?


    • 36 TrumpDog
      March 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks for the link.
      I’m not at all surprised the GOP tried to pull this trick and are using Ms. Lynch as a pawn here.
      And that’s what makes me sad; that petty games like this from the GOP is the normal.

      • 37 vcprezofan2
        March 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

        Not ‘petty’, TrumpD, and infinitely sad that Republicans have been reformulating the ‘norm’ to such an extent that people have become more and more accepting of their actions. For example, there no longer seems to be any/much outrage that GOPs now routinely use blackmail to try and get their way.

        • 38 jackiegrumbacher
          March 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

          VC, my hope is that the Dems concede nothing. Eric Holder will continue to be an outstanding AG and they will have to deal with him month after month after month as they hold up the Lynch nomination. It’s interesting that they are acting in a contemptible manner toward a highly qualified black WOMAN, while at the same time trying to destroy the lives of WOMEN rape victims. American women need to wake up to the fact that Republicans hate them and regard them as no more than chattel to be herded and controlled.

          • 39 vcprezofan2
            March 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

            ‘American women need to wake up to the fact that Republicans hate them and regard them as no more than chattel to be herded and controlled.’

            You’ve voiced a recent recurring and nagging thought – the fact Americans in general *need* to embrace the truth that Republicans hate them.

    • March 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Eff’ing Mcconnellass – what a waste of air he is. Utterly lacking in compassion for everything and everyone. Sure wouldn’t want to change places with he when he tries to approach the pearly gates. UhUh. Don’t even want to be looking on from a distance . . .

    • 41 57andfemale
      March 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

  5. 43 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Any ‘photographers’ in our TOD family? Want to get a wider circulation for your skills?
    *No Chips, not you!*

  6. March 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm


    • 51 japa21
      March 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Yes indeed. Love this excerpt:

      Larijani lambasted a letter from Republican senators last week that said a final agreement could be rescinded by another US administration after Obama leaves the White House.

      “What the US Congress did was really amateurish,” Larijani said.

      “Even their political experts denounced them because they undermined their own integrity. We are not going to copy their mistake.”

      Of course saying the US Congress did that is incorrect,as it was just Republican Senators, but I like the use of the word “amateurish”. Basically saying they are incompetent boobs.

      • March 16, 2015 at 4:09 pm

        Yeah, he really nailed it.

      • 53 idon
        March 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm

        They definitely meant the GOP in Congress. They are not stupid. They know it’s all about the Black President’s melanin content. But they had to say it in whitespeak. The BOOM however was heard around the world.

    • 54 Jeff
      March 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      B-But Rand Paul said he did it to help Obama!

  7. March 16, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    LAUGH OUT LOUD for the day:

    • 56 Nerdy Wonka
      March 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      LMAO. He wishes. He’ll never be as great, accomplished, awesome, and wonderful as President Obama.

    • 57 kid kanga
      March 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm


      I can smell and taste his jealousy and envy of our President from here. So much hypocrisy from the GOP. Isn’t he the closet repug that is super against marriage equality too?

      The cesspit that is the GOP knows no bottom.

    • 58 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      I’m embarrassed for Schock. He’s getting together all the outward props, without realizing that his inner props, like integrity, can’t be bought.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      March 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      I’d laugh (and suggest he get a job in Hollywood or on Broadway, where he can fully develop those “pretend” skills) ~ if he weren’t “my” congresspuke.

      • 62 vcprezofan2
        March 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        Hang in there – maybe he will self-immolate soon. He seems to have been throwing the people’s money around indiscriminately so something might stick soon.

        • 63 jacquelineoboomer
          March 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

          Fingers crossed. I just want to see him being escorted out in handcuffs. His friends can grab a cardboard box and go pick up the office treasures he actually paid for himself, without taxpayer dollars. Yuck.

    • 65 MightyPamela
      March 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Props. Phoney wannabes.

    • 66 99ts
      March 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      This is what being in congress means to many – time to fluff up self and spend govt money. Actually do something for the American people? – NO

    • 67 Nena20409
      March 16, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Imitation is a duplicate……impersonation…..copycat……though admirable…… 😆 Never the Original.
      Sorry Schock.
      Try your luck with someone else. You are not even 1/100th of what Pres Obama is.

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  9. March 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Great tweets on the #ACA. Thanks! Proud to be a part of that effort.

  10. 74 Vicki
    March 16, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    As Meta said above HOPE is alive in Geneva.

    It is also alive in Israel.

    Vote is tomorrow and i am deep in the weeds of the various political parties and the (mostly misleading) things the US Media is predicting.
    Tomorrow as the voting progresses I will post my thoughts for anyone who is interested, not bored by this.

    Here is a tease: There is a small party that the media is pretending may go either way, to back Bibi or to join with the anti-Bibi coalition. Michael Oren is a part of that swing group and although he was Ambassador to the USA under Bibi, Mr. Oren Loves PBO. He has come out loudly against the Bibi congress stunt. I remember Amb. Oren standing and clapping oudly at variious SOTU speeches. So if Herzog and Lipni get the numbers, Mr. Oren’s party may put them over the top.

    The new Amb Ron Dermer is an Adelson tool who collaborated with Boehner.

    • March 16, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      I purely love the way they goad each other. Hysterical!

    • March 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Just watched the First Lady on Ellen show and it was great. Sitting down talking with Ellen about the family. And then the dancing, FLOTUS really can dance. I remember someone who attended FLOTUS 50th birthday party said they had the soul train line.

    • 87 GGail
      March 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Peeping in at lunch time to say Hi, thank you and to tell you how HOT it is outside! Whew! I had to go mail a package today and it is a scorcher out there. Nice to be back in the air conditioned office. 🙂

    • 88 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      They are such fun together. Let’s throw up the original clip that was shared here too. 😀 We can never have too much of FLOTUS (and Ellen together).

  11. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    March 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Oh and did I freakin’ mention it’s 78 degrees F here today ??? It won’t last, but it’s better than w-i-n-t-e-r.

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  13. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    March 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm
  14. March 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    298,859 @ 510p EDT

    300K soon!!!

  15. March 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    “One Year Later – Russia’s Occupation of Crimea

    Press Statement
    Jen Psaki
    Department Spokesperson
    Washington, DC
    March 16, 2015

    On this one year anniversary of the sham “referendum” in Crimea, held in clear violation of Ukrainian law and the Ukrainian constitution, the United States reiterates its condemnation of a vote that was not voluntary, transparent, or democratic. We do not, nor will we, recognize Russia’s attempted annexation and call on President Putin to end his country’s occupation of Crimea.

    A year ago, as covert Russian military forces took control of key government buildings and infrastructure, the population of Crimea was forced to go to the polls facing a false choice of either joining Russia or calling for Crimea’s independence. Two days later, the Russian Federation attempted to annex sovereign Ukrainian territory, disrupting 70 years of international order and drawing the condemnation of free, democratic societies across the globe.

    Over the last year, the human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated dramatically, with mounting repression of minority communities and faiths, in particular Crimean Tatars, and systematic denial of fundamental freedoms. Local residents have been detained, interrogated, and disappeared and NGOs and independent media have been driven out of the peninsula. These brutalities are unacceptable and we call on Russia to stop further abuses.

    This week, as Russia attempts to validate its cynical and calculated “liberation” of Crimea, we reaffirm that sanctions related to Crimea will remain in place as long as the occupation continues. The United States continues to support Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and right to self-determination.”


  16. 103 donna dem 4 obama
    March 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    R E V E N G E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. March 16, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    To VC et al. from this post and the six previous ones who have earned FIRST PLACE.

    I’ve been so busy that I could not keep up with the fast-changing posts let alone land first.

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    • 116 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Every single time I see this repatriation tweet or link I wonder who brought them here and if it was done inadvertently or was just plain theft.

  21. 118 Linda
    March 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Tulsi Gabbard Still Dogged By Krishna Cult Rumors

    HONOLULU — Eleven years ago, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, now a rising star in the Democratic Party, was a little-known state representative from a West Oahu district. It was her then-Republican father, Mike, who was in the political limelight.

    The elder Gabbard, known for his virulent anti-gay crusade in the 1990s, was challenging Democratic incumbent Ed Case in the race to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. So, for a profile piece, a writer at Honolulu Magazine emailed him and asked about his family’s ties to a guru named Chris Butler, aka Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa, who leads an obscure offshoot of the Hare Krishna movement in Hawaii.

    But Tulsi Gabbard jumped in. “I smell a skunk,” she emailed back. “It’s clear to me that you’re acting as a conduit for … homosexual extremist supporters of Ed Case.”


    She has not been on CNN since I called both my Rep and Nancy Pelosi and sent them the video of her secret meetings with Rick Santorum and John Barrasso to undermine PBO’s ISIL strategy.


  22. 119 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Au ⭐ for VC 😎

  23. 120 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Awesome Tweets NW……Fantastic job, 🍸

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