‘Build The Future’

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  1. February 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Yikes, we need more BTs – if anyone is interested, please, please, please let me know (even just for Chat Away posts)!

    Gotta run again, see ya in a bit.

    February 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm


  3. 5 Judith Fardig
    February 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Another awesome magazine cover!

  4. 6 Ladyhawke
    February 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    • 7 donna dem 4 obama
      February 11, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Ladyhawke. I love how the Obama crew points out that there really isn’t any comparison to between the Obama Campaign and the Sanders Campaign. They have two very distinctly different goals.

  5. 8 MadameSoph
    February 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Damn… I need to get a copy of Popular Science (for the articles, of course 🙂 )! Does it come in poster size?

  6. February 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    More than 20 Hispanic celebrities — including “Law & Order’s” Benjamin Bratt, comedian George Lopez and “Avatar” actress Zoe Saldana — are slamming the entire GOP presidential field for “capitalizing on negative stereotypes and inaccurate information about our community.”

    In an open letter addressed to “the Latino community” and released Thursday by the liberal advocacy organization People for the American Way, the Hollywood stars write, “In this year’s 2016 Republican presidential primary, the candidates crossed a line.”

    “In trying to win the nomination, every one of the leading candidates dug themselves into a deep hole pandering to the anti-immigrant base of the Republican Party that idolizes Donald Trump.”…“We must not, though, let Trump’s xenophobia overshadow the extreme policies being pushed by every single one of the GOP’s leading presidential candidates.”

  7. February 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  8. 15 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    It’s getting really ugly and that scoundrel Shaun King (who adores Bernie) is leading the pack.

  9. February 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    • 19 MadameSoph
      February 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      LOLd to this response from these Bubble Genius people to Joy Reid’s tweet. Their timeline is pretty funny. They tweeted out another pic of a random 60s dude with glasses with the hashtag #alsonotbernie 🙂 I bookmarked their website so I can check out their soap later.

  10. 21 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  11. February 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Shaun King seems to have a lot of detractors online, whats his deal?

  12. 29 Don
    February 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I wish I had the words to describe Bernie Sanders in a way that I could describe Hillary or Bill Clinton, at least with the Clintons all of their machinations made sense to me whether I disagreed with them or not, I still understood them. But with Bernie Sanders there is no there, there. Sanders is surface deep, beyond the calls for revolution and his almost Captain Ahab zeal to go after the big banks he is a politician incapable of serious and deep contemplation. After President Obama’s speech in Springfield yesterday it only solidified for me what I already knew in that he is a very deep thinker. Only a deep thinker could stand before a rapt audience and give you chapter and verse on the idiosyncrasies of past Presidents. For me personally I get joy from President Obama when is professorial.

    • February 11, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      For me personally I get joy from President Obama when is professorial.


      me too…i could listen for quite a while

    • 31 57andfemale
      February 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Perfect, Don. I read a comprehensive article earlier today. It is eerie and terrifying that Bernie has not changed a syllable or a thought in 50 years. No growth, no depth, no introspection, and worse, no curiosity. He would be a terrible POTUS. He is, I have come to realize, à Marxist in the worst sense.

  13. 32 arapaho415
    February 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    GA TODville.

    Been away for most of the day, but for those who have 45 minutes to set aside, this truly is a must-see interview.

    It was so touching to see what deep affection PBO has for his former state senate colleagues (posted this on Early Bird thread, before I had a chance to view the video — wish I had the skills to break the video down into manageable chunks, instead of a 45-minute long video).

    See tweet for what PBO has to say about his legacy (something Obots already know):

    The portion of the video that talks about how PBO is treated because he is Black begins at around the 28-minute mark. The former state senator who brought this up (sitting between PBO and Christi Parsons) said this about PBO being African American: “When I talk to Republicans, that’s all they talk about; and I say ‘Get over it.'” PBO laughed heartily and said “I have.” 😉

    Here’s the transcript:

    • 33 arapaho415
      February 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Here’s something else that TODville knows to be true as well:

      Article is worth viewing as it provides a better glimpse of what PBO said in Christi’s interview:

      For instance (don’t know why Christi said “complain,” because PBO was simply stating a fact).
      “After he first entered the White House in 2009, he said, ‘I would invite a number of Republican senators… to come over to the White House for movies or some other events.’

      But increasingly, he complained, “it was hard for them to do it without getting in trouble’ with others in the GOP.

  14. February 11, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  15. 44 Don
    February 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Well that didn’t take long, President Obama hasn’t even taken the first family’s picture off the wall to pack up for the Obama’s eventual move and already my brothers and sisters in politics are showing their asses for all to see. What is utterly fascinating and sad is the zeal at which they are trying to maneuver themselves to capture whatever crumbs Hillary and Bernie is willing to throw their way. If only they manufactured this same zeal to help President Obama. I got so much to say about all of this shit, when I get my thoughts together I’ll say what I have to say.

  16. 51 Don
    February 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Next thing you know, BernieBros will be insisting that it was Bernie that invited King to speak at the march on Washington.

    • 52 donna dem 4 obama
      February 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Close 😡

      “For a candidate who garnered 92 percent of New Hampshire Democratic voters who said the most important trait for a candidate was that he or she be “honest,” the least his campaign could do is remove that photo from its Tumblr feed and stop physically placing him where he existed only in spirit.”

  17. 53 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    The President arrives Los Angeles, California. Click here ► ► http://www.foxla.com/live

  18. February 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Really ….

  19. 60 GGail
    February 11, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    PBO is so cool. Someone should do a Shaft remake with Barack as John Shaft 🙂

  20. 61 GGail
    February 11, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Currently it’s 82 degrees F in the Los Angeles area. It’s 86 out here where I work & live

  21. 62 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    LIVE NOW: Sec. of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister, UN Special Envoy for Syria Hold News Conference – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=2

  22. February 11, 2016 at 6:54 pm

  23. February 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  24. 65 vcprezofan2
    February 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm

  25. February 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm

  26. 68 Ladyhawke
    February 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm

  27. February 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Bernie supporters are nasty punks, I do not care for them, I don’t think all are like that, but enough of them are. What has me piss, their response to Rep. John Lewis comment today, this man risk his life, thrown in jail, almost beaten to death. One comment was how she had lost some respect for Rep. Lewis. My response back to her, I have lost respect for Sen. Sanders for his bashing of President Obama, if you listen to Bernie Sanders, President Obama haven’t accomplish a darn thing.

    • February 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      And I’m darn fed up with this Progressive or not Progressive. Sound like those crazy ass Conservatives.

    • February 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Likewise. He can stop pretending now that he is a Democrat. He’s unmasked. He’s been sniping all along at the President and the Dem party. Quote: ” Dem and GOP have no difference.Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.” His surrogates have no standing to even mention the name of John Lewis. They have only hurt themselves today.

      • February 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

        “He can stop pretending now that he is a Democrat. He’s unmasked.”

        Exactly, Bill! Bernie Sanders has run as an independent socialist for more than 30 years. Now all of sudden he wants to run as a Democratic presidential candidate, but at the same time, he is running against a sitting Democratic President as well as most policies backed by Democrats.

    • 74 Betsy
      February 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Some Bernie guy called me a troll because I got mad at his John Lewis bashing. It was nasty.

      • 75 57andfemale
        February 11, 2016 at 9:29 pm

        It’s vicious. People I have respected for years, I cannot talk to on twitter. It’s awful

        • 76 Betsy
          February 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

          It sure is. I don’t even understand how anyone who disses PBO thinks that Dems who approve of him in the 90%, would be ok with that.

          • 77 Betsy
            February 11, 2016 at 11:32 pm

            and their treatment of John Lewis leaves me speechless and in tears, quite frankly. He should not be subjected to that, not anymore.

  28. February 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

  29. 79 vcprezofan2
    February 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

  30. 80 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    What the Senator from Vermont fails to realize is that until you have an engaged citizenry, one that remains involved all the time and not only during presidential primaries or elections, his statement will be a pipe dream. Because he sees large crowds at his rallies, he believes that these followers will be there all the time should he win the presidency.

    He seems to forget that people revert to their everyday routines after elections and expect their elected officials to deliver on their promises no matter how hard the other party makes it for them. He underestimates that the left especially has the bad habit at sitting out critical mid-term elections.

    He probably thinks that once anointed to the WH, he will speak and things will move.

    • February 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      • 82 MadameSoph
        February 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

        Thank you! I volunteered with OFA during the ACA roll out and did an outreach event at the local community college. I didn’t see anyone there from any “Sanders coalition”!

        • 83 0388jojothecat
          February 11, 2016 at 9:21 pm

          No. When it was clear there would be NO Public Option or Medicare for all, they all gave up, stopped voting and took their toys and sat out the rest of the elections. Complained that nobody on wall street went to jail (could never tell us what crime they committed to land them in jail), the Thom Hartman’s of the world KNEW the laws were changed because Bill Clinton signed to end Glass-Segal (not that George Bush and the GOP House/Senate would not have passed it anyway.

          • 84 Sandy1110
            February 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

            But NOW they’re ready to give Bernie all the time he needs. Now they’re all “It can’t be done overnight!”

            They’re ready to give him a pass for not getting anything done. Hypocrites.

  31. 85 vcprezofan2
    February 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    “The Best Decision I Could Have Made”: Stories from 2008 Campaign Veterans

    Yesterday, President Obama returned to Springfield, Illinois, where he began his political career and launched his historic candidacy for President.

    In his speech, the President talked about building on the vision he laid out for our country nine years ago, one where we reclaim the meaning of citizenship and restore our sense of common purpose:

    “Each and every time, a new generation has risen up and done what’s needed to be done. Today we are called once more — and it is time for our generation to answer that call. For that is our unyielding faith — that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it.” — Barack Obama, February 9, 2007

    Read the stories of some of the staffers who answered that call nine years ago  — and still serve beside President Obama in the White House today.
    …………………………… //

    View at Medium.com

  32. February 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  33. 90 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    • 91 MadameSoph
      February 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      “After everything John Lewis endured, do the Bernie folks really think their tweets bother him?”


  34. 92 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  35. 93 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  36. February 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm

  37. 102 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

  38. February 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    From: Nakamura, David [mailto:xxx@washpost.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 04:24 PM
    To: Gabriel, Brian; Allen, Jessica
    Subject: Travel pool 10/land in Burbank

    Marine One landed just before 4 pm near Burbank and Potus moved quickly to his limo. Motorcade pulled up at Warner Bros. studios for Potus taping of the Ellen show at 4:10 pm. Pool did not see Potus enter theater; pool is holding backstage where we can hear a dance party going on ahead of taping with booming bass beats, with audience members dancing. The remarks during taping are embargoed until the studio is expected to release highlights between 9 and 10 pm Pacific time tonight (Thursday) however we will have a quick photos spray mid-taping to report on.

  39. February 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    SOS Kerry is a great man. Check his TL for more.

  40. February 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  41. 109 Ladyhawke
    February 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    • February 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Great, Great tweet from Congressman John Dingell! John Lewis is one f the courageous people I know. He put his life on the line in what we then called the “Black Freedom Movement.”

  42. 111 Ladyhawke
    February 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  43. 112 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I had to leave this here.

  44. 115 globalcitizenlinda
    February 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I wrote here a few days ago that the weeks between the NH vote and SC vote clarifies a lot about many people as they strive to derail the opposing candidate;

    as PBO would say it is #SillySeason;

  45. February 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm


    • 117 vcprezofan2
      February 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Meta, President Obama is responsible for my face aching AND for any additional wrinkles that I *may* have amassed in the last 7 years. I always find myself grinning whenever he’s interacting with babies, toddlers, youth, or in any venue where he’s not addressing a serious subject. The major *problem* for me is that my face seems to act on its own without any direct direction from my brain. 😉 😉

  46. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    February 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    • February 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      The “holier than thou purity progressives” who are now attacking Congressman John Lewis aught to be ashamed of themselves. Being a social media “Revolutionary” requires no life threatening sacrifices. Rep. Lewis put his life on the line, for more than a decade in the struggle for freedom. Having been jailed for more than 40 times, and being severely beaten , the least we could is show him some respect.

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