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A President For All


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  1. August 31, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Yes indeed he is. For all, and for all the ages. Thank you for this beauty. Congrats Jackie 4 Obama, and hey there, Don! Loving all the posts today and every day…

  2. 8 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Any GOPer who claims that PBO is being a dictator with this decision – just fling this tweet their way and let them know that the Republican Senator from Alaska who filed the most recent petition to have the mountain’s name restored, and that she is in full support of the President’s actions. So if they want to have a bone to pick with someone – do it with the good Senator from Alaska.

    • 9 57andfemale
      August 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Apparently there is legislation proposed every year for this name change, to have it blocked by OH pols.

    • 11 sjterrid
      August 31, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      HF, do you know if she has said how she’s going to vote for the Iran agreement? I wonder if she would vote yes.

      • 12 hopefruit2
        August 31, 2015 at 3:58 pm

        She’s against it…

        …but I’m not surprised. The mountain naming issue is largely (but not entirely) symbolic, but the Iran deal will have concrete and immediate implications for warmongers – i.e., ALL GOPers and some war-loving Dems.

        • 13 sjterrid
          August 31, 2015 at 4:02 pm

          Thanks, I hoped there might be one reasonable person in the republican party.

        • 14 57andfemale
          August 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

          All GOP will vote against it. This has been a given since Day One. I don’t have the stomach to read her reasons. I’m assuming the same lies told by everyone else: a better deal, we’re in it for punishment not resolution (okay, that’s my paraphrase)……

        • 15 Linda
          August 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

          She is just another puppet .

  3. 16 GGail
    August 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I just read some of the comments on the @POTUS site. I would be too embarrassed to say some of the dumb things that are written there – especially knowing that the President might read it and discover how STOOPID and uninformed I am. SMDH!

  4. August 31, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    New Poll Out:

    When Iowa Republicans are asked who they would support in their local caucus, Ben Carson
    (23%) and Donald Trump (23%) tie for the top spot. The next tier of candidates includes Carly Fiorina (10%) and Ted Cruz (9%), followed by Scott Walker (7%), Jeb Bush (5%), John Kasich (4%), Marco Rubio (4%), and Rand Paul (3%). The last two Iowa caucus victors, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, each garner 2% of the vote. None of the other six candidates included in the poll register more than 1% support.

    Click to access 85775b52-ec99-4ad3-bbee-14826bdf86e5.pdf

  5. August 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Another NYer:

  6. 25 Nena20409
    August 31, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats Jackie on your Au ⭐

  7. 26 Nena20409
    August 31, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  8. 27 desertflower
    August 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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  10. August 31, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    uh huh
    uh huh

    Why Isn’t Elisabeth Hasselbeck Classified As a Hate Group?
    Kara Brown
    Filed to: black lives matter

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the third runner-up on season two of Survivor, had a particularly stupid thought Monday which she helpfully shared on national television. Elisabeth wondered why the Black Lives Matter movement hasn’t been classified as a hate group. What’s funny is that we’ve all been wondering the same thing about her.

    Hasselbeck pondered this question that was designed solely to further the narrative that black people deserve to be gunned down at the hands of their own government during a segment today on Fox & Friends, which attempted to make the very thin connection between the killing of a deputy in Texas by a man who happens to be black and the Black Lives Matter movement (h/t via the Wrap).

    Elisabeth and [insert generic white, Fox New dudebro here] were joined by their resident Uncle Tom black person, Kevin Jackson, who described the movement as “nonsense” and suggested that black people are being shot by the police at alarming rates because black families can’t stay together.

    His idiot remarks perfect set up Elisabeth to fear monger like only a woman of her limited intelligence, willfully emboldened by the backing of a truly evil conglomerate can.

    Kevin, why has the black lives movement—the black lives matter movement—not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

    http://jezebel.com/why-isnt-elisabeth-hasselbeck-classified-as-a-hate-grou-1727753207

  11. 35 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 31, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    PBO HAS TO BE ENJOYING THAT FRESH AIR….THE CARBONS ARE SO BAD IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD…MY EYES BURN!!!!…:(

  12. 36 JER
    August 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  13. August 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I’m not seeing this verified anywhere…….Anybody else?

  14. 49 57andfemale
    August 31, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I’m so glad Bernie has decided not to say one mean thing about Hillary. After advocating for PBO to be primaried in 2012.

    Just had to get that disgust off my chest.

  15. 51 JER
    August 31, 2015 at 4:50 pm

  16. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD

    • 53 kid kanga
      August 31, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      I’d change the work ‘talk’ to ‘replace”.

    • 54 donna dem 4 obama
      August 31, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      A Snippet from the article. He speaks for me!!

      “But DWS is quite another matter. Despite her constant presence in the nation’s Green Rooms, I’m damned if I can see what she’s accomplished as a national chairperson. (Priebus has accomplished Staying The Hell Out Of The Way, which is something.) She’s presided over a catastrophic midterm election cycles that produced the worst Congress in the recent history of the Republic. And now, on at least two occasions in the past year, DWS has gone out of her way to break with the president on important foreign policy initiatives. First, she took a dive on the opening the president made with Cuba, because she is from Florida and very frightened. And now, it appears she has decided to play shenanigans with the Iran nuclear deal, both as a congresscritter and, worse, as DNC chairperson.”

      • August 31, 2015 at 5:05 pm

        We know PBO won’t let her go because that will look like retaliation. But she needs to be pressured BIG TIME to step down. She’s an obstruction to progress on or Dem agenda and a demoralizing presence in our party.

        • 56 hopefruit2
          August 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm

          And to think that I once staunchly defended this woman when folks raised concerns about her performance in the DNC. I truly thought she had done a good job in 2012 and 2013. But my opinion of her leadership changed after the 2014 midterm results….and currently, it’s in the sewer. She cannot be replaced sooner for me..

      • 57 COS
        August 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

        She is totally useless Donna.

  17. 58 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 31, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    SO WHAT TIME IS PBO SPEAKING OR IS HE…IF I REMEMBER RIGHT…AK IS ABOUT 7HRS. BEHIND ME…EITHER 7 OR 4……………….DAH!!!!

  18. 59 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 31, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    WILL CHECK BACK LATER…………:)

  19. 60 JER
    August 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm

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  22. 65 57andfemale
    August 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  23. August 31, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Among many of President Obama’s strategic successes has been his advocacy of independence from ME oil coupled with spurring expansion of the use of renewable sources of electricity. It is just such a strategy that can enable future Presidents (if we elect the appropriate folk) to continue distancing ourselves from any form of dependency on the current anti-democratic, misogynistic, Salafi-infused Saudi monarchy.

    This is worth the time to read:

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    “Notwithstanding Saudi Arabia’s recent tough talk about Iran, and the (mistaken) interpretation of leaked cables supposedly showing that Saudi leaders would like the United States to cut off heads of snakes, the preferences and concerns in Riyadh in 1996 were much different. As David Kirkpatrick accurately recalls in his article in the New York Times about Mughassil’s reported capture, Saudi leaders were worried back then that the United States would react too strongly against Iran, especially with reactions involving military force. The Saudis were trying to improve their relations with Tehran, and they did not want any U.S. response to the Khobar attack to upset that process. The Saudis thus dragged their feet in their part of the investigation, so much so that senior U.S. officials complained publicly about the inadequate Saudi cooperation. Saudi officials were reluctant to join the United States in blaming Iran even after indictments of the suspects were announced. The foot-dragging strategy worked; by the time the slow-moving investigation was completed, too much time had passed for a military response to be politically feasible, especially given the election in the meantime of the moderate Mohammad Khatami to the Iranian presidency.

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    Without diminishing for a moment the reprehensible nature of the attack at Khobar, one additional lesson can be drawn concerning the circumstances that stimulated it. Anti-U.S. terrorism with an Iranian dimension always involved U.S. military deployments in the Middle East. As in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, so it was in Lebanon in the 1980s, most notably with the truck bombing by Lebanese Hezbollah of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983—the deadliest terrorist attack against Americans until 9/11. Iran and its allies are by no means the only ones who react this way to the placement of U.S. military power in their neighborhoods and their homelands. The U.S. military build-up in Saudi Arabia following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990—a build-up of which the airmen who died at Khobar were still a part—was the development that most radicalized Osama bin Laden and stimulated him to take the violent anti-American course that he did.”

  24. 67 JER
    August 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

  25. August 31, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    POTUS has touched down in AK

  26. 71 57andfemale
    August 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Hey, I’m confused: exactly what kind of information was supposed to be transmitted via email by any SoS? Recipes? Sports scores?

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  28. August 31, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Some levity. From KUSC, our classical music station.

  29. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2015 at 5:54 pm
  30. 77 JER
    August 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm

  31. 78 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I loved this lil’ Twitter exchange…

    • 79 0388jojothecat
      August 31, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      ….and saved thousands of lives by making healthcare available & affordable to working and middle class.

  32. August 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Live Streaming: President Obama arrives in Alaska

    http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/26079576

  33. 81 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2015 at 6:16 pm

  34. 82 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2015 at 6:18 pm

  35. 86 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2015 at 6:24 pm

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  37. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2015 at 6:38 pm

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  39. August 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    But this call to “manliness” from our leaders hasn’t just come from the right. While not as harsh or widespread as the conservative version, there have been many suggestions that President Obama needs to “man up” or take off his tutu and put on his boxing gloves. Calling Obama “feminized” is the heart of Maureen Dowd’s critique of this President.

    All of this is a kind of sexist dog whistle. Men and women who call themselves feminists need to recognize it for what it is and call it out. We should be very clear that the presidency is no place for bullies. And rather than signifying weakness, traits like compassion, thoughtfulness and cooperation are exactly the kind of thing we’re looking for in a leader. That’s true whether the next occupant of the White House is a man or a woman.

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  43. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2015 at 6:58 pm

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  45. 100 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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  47. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Heard on the elevator:

    Republican woman pundit on MSNBC said she thought the GOP could beat Hillary Clinton but “I’m not sure we can beat Joe Biden.”

    Just kidding about the elevator.

    • 104 Nena20409
      August 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Of course they will say that for they want VP Biden to run……JoScar per Mediaite was gleeful today that Sanders is closing in in IA and they were urging VP Biden to enter the race so they can start tearing him down too.
      Note how Snaders is hardly ever scrutinized by either the MSM, Fox or the GOPers.
      All they have to do is run several ads attacking Sanders as a Socialist, using his own words and Independents would run away and so would some Conservative Dems.


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