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Tweets Of The Day

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160 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    A great day, was today!

  2. June 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you soooooooooooooooo much Nerdy!

  3. June 26, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    My only problem with Sir Derek Jacobi is that he’s an anti-Stratfordian. Other than that, I CLAUDIUS, YO.

    • 7 57andfemale
      June 26, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      I agree completely!

      • June 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm

        You know who wrote Shakespeare’s plays? SHAKESPEARE!

        • 9 57andfemale
          June 27, 2015 at 11:39 am

          Drives me crazy, LL. These “researchers” ignore how important education was to the Elizabethan middle class. The classical references in the plays reflect a robust middle class education of the time. The school records no longer exist; but the notion that only someone of wealth could write these plays is nonsense. No questioned authorship at the time, for God’s sake. Were they collaborative? Of course. But the individual genius is clear throughout.

    • June 27, 2015 at 1:24 am

      LOVE: I, Claudius.

  4. June 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    WOW!

    Written right after the 2012 election:

    “…At various points during his first term, Obama convened evening round tables of historians at the White House. According to several in attendance, the discussions ranged widely, but the central question Obama pursued was what it would take to reach lasting greatness, beyond the color of his skin. These were not as frequent as monthly seminars, but the president talked with these scholars more often than he played golf with members of Congress (three such outings out of 104 presidential rounds on the links, according to Mark Knoller, a veteran reporter and the go-to guy for White House statistics). Since Obama is often criticized for his reluctance to play the political schmoozing game, some would argue that his pursuit of greatness might have been better served hacking around with congressmen than talking with historians, but that is not how this president operates.

    …Although Obama is traditional and cautious in most respects, he moves to his own unusual rhythms. He has confidence in doing things his own way. At times he appears a bit slow to act, or detached, or overconfident, or unfocused or behind the curve. And then something happens, and all of a sudden he is not behind but ahead, and what seemed foggy becomes clear. He rationally figures out the traps and works around them in his own fashion. The trendy thing now is to give all credit for his reelection to his technologically precise and proficient ground-game-changing campaign team. It certainly worked wonders. But in the end, it always comes back to the nature of the man at the top. If he ran in some respects a disappointingly small campaign, it was in the service of something larger. Some people never grow or adapt but only become more of what they were, ending up caricatures of themselves. Throughout his life, Obama has shown a capacity to adapt, to learn from his experiences and mistakes and to become something more than he was..continued”

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      June 27, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Even if 100% positive, I cannot read something headlined “Obama’s pursuit of greatness.”

      President Obama does not pursue greatness. He just is.

      • June 27, 2015 at 12:21 am

        You and VC are killing me today ๐Ÿ™‚ It is from Obama biographer/historian David Marinas and I basically pulled the interesting observation out…or so I thought ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway cut me some slack, JB! I’m hunger and sleep deprived!

        • 14 jacquelineoboomer
          June 27, 2015 at 12:24 am

          I will always cut you some slack, darlin’ – I just had to get my point in, before you eat and sleep! โค

  5. 15 carolyn
    June 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve got Cspan on, waiting for the president to come on so I can listen again. So glad we have these things available.

    Re: deray and speechwriters…….I’ll tell you, as a white woman, no white boy named Keenan could have written that eulogy today! That speech came out of deep experience and suffering……..those phrases belong to Barack Obama, those thoughts and ideas are his, that poetry is his…..I’m sure there was some collaboration, but his speechwriters were busy with the SCOTUS case reactions. Those, they can handle. This…..belongs to the master.

    • 16 vcprezofan2
      June 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      no white boy named Keenan could have written that eulogy today

      This is how I felt too, Carolyn, but honestly couldn’t dredge up the will to intentionally taint my euphoria by responding. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 17 GGail
      June 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      carolyn, I agree with you 100000000000000%

    • 18 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 1:58 am

      your insights are probably correct – PBO Built This Speech!

  6. 19 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Elections Matter. Thousand times this.

  7. 20 yardarm756
    June 26, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Now if we could only get the rwnj’s out of women’s vaginas.

  8. June 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    In important news; WIMBLEDON STARTS MONDAY!!!!

  9. 24 forus50
    June 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

  10. 25 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 10:32 pm

  11. June 26, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    “Obama described himself to me then in terms of his limitsโ€”as โ€œa relay swimmer in a river full of rapids, and that river is history.โ€ More than a few columnists believed that Obama was now resigned to small victories, at best. But pause to think of what has happened, the scale of recent events….But the idea that Obama would play out his Presidency, after the political defeat of the midterm elections, as a professorial lame duck turns out to be without basis. And that gives a certain weight to his remarks in early 2014….I have strengths and I have weaknesses, like every President, like every person,โ€ Obama told me. โ€œI do think one of my strengths is temperament. I am comfortable with complexity, and I think Iโ€™m pretty good at keeping my moral compass while recognizing that I am a product of original sin. And every morning and every night Iโ€™m taking measure of my actions against the options and possibilities available to me, understanding that there are going to be mistakes that I make and my team makes and that America makes; understanding that there are going to be limits to the good we can do and the bad that we can prevent, and that thereโ€™s going to be tragedy out there and, by occupying this office, I am part of that tragedy occasionally, but that, if I am doing my very best and basing my decisions on the core values and ideals that I was brought up with and that I think are pretty consistent with those of most Americans, that, at the end of the day, things will be better rather than worse.โ€

    โ€œI think we are born into this world and inherit all the grudges and rivalries and hatreds and sins of the past,โ€ he continued. โ€œBut we also inherit the beauty and the joy and goodness of our forebears. And weโ€™re on this planet a pretty short time, so that we cannot remake the world entirely during this little stretch that we have. โ€ฆ But I think our decisions matter. And I think America was very lucky that Abraham Lincoln was President when he was President. If he hadnโ€™t been, the course of history would be very different. But I also think that, despite being the greatest President, in my mind, in our history, it took another hundred and fifty years before African-Americans had anything approaching formal equality, much less real equality. I think that doesnโ€™t diminish Lincolnโ€™s achievements, but it acknowledges that, at the end of the day, weโ€™re part of a long-running story. We just try to get our paragraph right.โ€

  12. June 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    • 30 MightyPamela
      June 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      {{{{{ VPBiden }}}}} Wish Jill would post a pic of him running the halls, high-fiving folks with that rainbow flag tied around his shoulders!! That could be front-paged, eh, Chipsticks?! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  13. 36 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

  14. 39 GGail
    June 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Bringing this over…
    Thank you thank you everyone. This has truly been an amazing proclamation! I too went from every 3 months to every 6 months and stayed there for the last 4 years, to hear him say today โ€œYou donโ€™t need me right now. Unless something develops, I donโ€™t want to see you for another year.โ€ I floated out of the office. It was Graceโ€ฆ

  15. 41 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Evening blog tyrant’s out there. I think I may have a comment in the moderation machine. If you would be so kind…

  16. 46 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    the best imho.

  17. 59 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    25 comments!!!!!!!!!!!! – I’m never going to catch up today – still commenting back there

  18. June 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    MUST READ

  19. 62 GGail
    June 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    If I wake up in the morning to find that someone has written a Hosanna about PBO, I’m just gonna close the laptop and walk away…

  20. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    June 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm

  21. 64 forus50
    June 26, 2015 at 10:51 pm

  22. 65 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    As I’m re-watching the service tonight family, I have a serious question…

    Does anyone know why Speaker Boehner showed up for the funeral today? What connection, if any, did he have with Rev. Pinckney?

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      It was the entire House GOP leadership (Boehner,McCarthy,Scalise…and some D House members) I guess it was like a codel but a domestic show of bi-partisanship. It was the first time Boehner ever rode of AF1 w/ President Obama as well…

      • 67 Dudette
        June 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm

        Yes, I heard this was his first AF1 ride. I also don’t recall him ever showing up for any other such events where POTUS has spoken. Must’ve been shamed into this. Forgive my candor, but I swear the one and only reason I was glad he was in the building was because of this country’s rules of succession.

    • June 26, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      2016, he’ll have a challenger…

    • 70 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 1:32 am

      see m answer below

  23. 71 Jeff
    June 26, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I guess according to Clarence Thomas slavery kept everyones dignity intact.

    • 72 Dudette
      June 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      That man is a stooge. He’s an insult to my ancestors and his own. He is an affront to decent, honorable people everywhere and he repeatedly proves that he is wholly unfit for the position he holds. I’m disgusted and upset at the mere thought of him. Ugh!

  24. June 26, 2015 at 11:01 pm

  25. 78 EricFive
    June 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Shakespeare famously said the past is prologue. The huge impact the past plays on the present and future. This is why PBO has been speaking a lot about America’s original sin, the institution of slavery. This is not a comfortable subject for anyone, but an understanding of it (and the mentality required to maintain and sustain it) is required, if we as a country will ever see meaningful improvement in race relations. Professor/Reverend PBO is giving this country an much needed history lesson. He is speaking a truth that desperately needs to be told. PBO is that rare man who is perfect for his time and position. The fact that this country elected and reelected PBO gives me hope.

  26. 80 hopefruit2
    June 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

  27. 81 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    per bj, charlie pierce

    He grabbed every live wire, unafraid.

    Damn right, he did and and damn right, he is.

  28. 83 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm

  29. 84 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:23 pm

  30. 85 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  31. 90 hopefruit2
    June 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  32. 91 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  33. 92 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. June 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    More retweetable tweets.

  35. 95 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:29 pm

  36. 96 hopefruit2
    June 26, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I feel so lucky to be alive as a functioning adult at this moment’s history. To witness this Presidency in real time has been a real privilege, and to be surrounded with the love, passion and humanity of my fellow O’bots here on TOD, I can’t ask for too much more. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 97 susanne
      June 26, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      amen, hopefruit.

      and much as i wish pbo could stay in office for a few more terms, i’m curious and excited to see his next steps–because i know they will always be on the path of righteousness.

  37. June 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm

  38. June 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm

  39. June 26, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Dang, PBO and the Pope are just tag-teaming…

  40. June 26, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  41. 103 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    This guy is tweeting some truth today… Think about these!

  42. June 26, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Minneapolis:

    Denver city/county building:

    Little Rock, AR

  43. 109 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    West Wing fans will understand… ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 110 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    • 111 susanne
      June 27, 2015 at 12:07 am

      in fact, i think all the pundits and detractors will have to shut the fck up. this president will not only talk about whatever needs talking about, he’s getting more done than we can even imagine. anyone want to whine about being disappointed? stfu and watch.

  45. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    a few minutes to the end of my day – I don’t want this fantastic week to end!

    so excited!

    so full of hope – yes even the eulogy by PBO gave me so much hope because there is clearly a path forward for socio-economic and racial justice

  46. June 27, 2015 at 12:05 am

    • 115 99ts
      June 27, 2015 at 12:36 am

      I knew nothing about Bork until today. NY times 1987 & wiki filled in the story – mentioning many of those still around today
      http://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/12/us/reagan-nominates-anthony-kennedy-to-supreme-court.html

      Interesting speech by Sen Kennedy from wiki

      “Ted Kennedy took to the Senate floor with a strong condemnation of Bork declaring:
      Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary isโ€”and is often the onlyโ€”protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy … President Reagan is still our president. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice.”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bork#.22Saturday_Night_Massacre.22

      Much of which the GOP seem to want today

  47. 116 99ts
    June 27, 2015 at 12:07 am

    THIS is the RW stupid of Australia – fear and hate – used to prop up a ghastly administration

    “Terror attacks overseas show fundamentalist militants are threatening Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.

    “This illustrates yet again, as far as the Daesh death cult is concerned, they’re coming after us,” he said in response to recent attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-27/abbott-condemns-spate-of-terror-attacks/6577786

    How could any country elect such a government!

    • June 27, 2015 at 6:12 am

      I’m with you there. He’s awful. One-term I say. He and his idiotic administration are nearing their end of days, let’s hope they don’t do too much damage beforehand. Our problem is the other side is not too much better. Let’s hope.

      • 118 99ts
        June 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

        I hope you are right about the 1 term Berny – all they have tried to do such a turnaround in the last few months – I fear the others will not fight.

  48. June 27, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I am so very proud of the President of the United States.

    Throughout this day I have occasionally hoped Putin and other white macho rulers like him are watching PBO. See. It’s so natural. And you’ll never have it. You’ll never have a clue.

  49. June 27, 2015 at 12:16 am

    OK friends, have to work tomorrow. See y’all then.

  50. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2015 at 12:39 am

    This is GREAT.

  51. 122 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 12:41 am

  52. 123 Jeff
    June 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Just savoring the republican heads exploding and chuckling at the headlines like: Jindal: lets remove the court or Ted Cruz calls for judicial elections.

    LOL

    • 124 jacquelineoboomer
      June 27, 2015 at 12:48 am

      Yep. Sounds like they both think the members of the present court were elected.

      And I laugh.

  53. 125 99ts
    June 27, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Did David Corn start celebrating early today?

    https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC – or has he just been reading @scotusblog

  54. 126 MightyPamela
    June 27, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Gotta try to wind down. Stil 84F here in Seattle, whew. Too warm for MP. Need rain. Goodnight, y’all. Y’all means ALL!! โค Thank you for sharing this most wondeful, love-filled day! {{{{{ TOD }}}}}

  55. 128 susanne
    June 27, 2015 at 12:53 am

    of all the wondrous tweets and memes this week, i think this is my favorite, from jon favreau:

    ..then there was the time he sang Amazing Grace in a black church the week gay marriage and health care were enshrined as basic rights.

  56. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2015 at 12:56 am

  57. 130 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Night everyone:) What a week!

  58. 134 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Might I just say that I LOVE all the buildings and landmarks lit up in the colors of the rainbow:) What heart is so hard that it won’t smile at the beauty of this? Fellow human beings just got the dignity they deserve today…life is good.

  59. 135 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Question Ms Dudette asked : why did Speaker Bohner show up for the funeral in SC :

    answer : it all about 2016 & its just the same reason Haley and Graham publicly claim to have changed their opinion on the confederate flag;

    my take (which I shared here yesterday) is that the GOP in DC, just like the local GOP in SC, sense that there is huge sense of anger, shame and regret in much of the non-black population in the rest of the country.

    they seem to feel a shift in the mood of the ordinary people who are increasingly vocal about the need to work towards elimination of bigotry and all kinds of injustice.

    it is not just the “usual suspects” who are demanding changes to unfair structures. rather, other usually silent voices are joining the call and hitting the street based on their own people initiative;

    in summary, the gop is beginning to think that it a significant number of voters, who they usually count on to maintain the gop in power, are uneasy with the status quo and are starting to ponder who they vote for.

    the internal polling is making the gop try to put on a front that is more tolerant of racial diversity

    • 136 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 1:45 am

      also, they gop is hoping that the conversation doesn’t grow louder and more determined on the issue of gun control

  60. 137 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 1:38 am

    • 138 Dudette
      June 27, 2015 at 1:39 am

      The first two… ๐Ÿ˜€

  61. 139 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Just gotta post this again!

  62. June 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

  63. 141 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 1:49 am

    With this, I say Good Night!

  64. 142 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 1:50 am

    But wait…

  65. 144 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 1:55 am

  66. 145 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 1:57 am

  67. 146 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 2:01 am

  68. 147 taiping1
    June 27, 2015 at 2:23 am

    We got what we voted for. Hope, Change, Health Care, an economy saved, LGBT equality, move to justice #AmazingGrace pic.twitter.com/LhMtbM2pcU— Tracy (@taiping2) June 27, 2015

    So proud of our amazing President.

  69. 148 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Okay, NOW I’m going! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  70. 152 taiping1
    June 27, 2015 at 2:41 am

    View at Medium.com

    A few of these pictures have been posted by the whole timeline of the President’s hearing about the Health Care decision is wonderful and worth bookmarking. A victory well deserved and one that he never gave up on despite all the naysayers and vicious attacks. Yes We Can.

  71. 153 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 3:43 am

  72. 154 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 3:44 am

    It’s never, EVER too late to work on your dream!

  73. 155 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 3:45 am

  74. 156 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 3:49 am

  75. 157 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 3:51 am

  76. 158 Dudette
    June 27, 2015 at 3:51 am

    #HateWontWin โค

  77. 159 susanne
    June 27, 2015 at 5:31 am

    best president ever!


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