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  1. 1 MightyPamela
    February 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

  2. 8 MightyPamela
    February 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Because PBO rocks the Cradle of the Future, with his strong, caring and capable hands. God Bless the 🐻

  3. February 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    GA, TOD! Congrats, MightyP!

  4. 15 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Great pictures of VP Joe!

  5. 16 arapaho415
    February 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    If Carolyn’s reading, want to let you know that I really like @KFOR’s twitter feed. Good mix of news balanced by heartwarming (cute pets) and human interest stories.

    Haven’t seen much mention of this appalling story from MSM:

  6. 18 Allison
    February 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    • 19 Judith Fardig
      February 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Listening to the livefeed of David Fry talking to KrisAnne Hall and some guy who are right-wing Christians is horrifying. They are completely ineffectual at talking him out of the martyrdom he seeks. Other three Ranch Davidians are in custody, but I don’t see this ending peacefully

      • 20 Judith Fardig
        February 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

        Breaking- Fry walks out. Happy I was wrong. Apparently he was in contact with FBI negotiators as well as the nut jobs on the livefeed.

  7. February 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I wonder why Bernie decided to go down this road, because if anyone ask me why did I decide to vote for Hillary, I would tell them that the main reason is I do not like Sen. Sanders bashing President Obama, acting as if he haven’t done a dam thing for this country.

    • 22 57andfemale
      February 11, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Well, it is what Bernie believes. For about five seconds he tried to pretend he supported PBO but he couldn’t keep it together.

      And here is the chilling part: This is a planned strategy. He is planning on tapping into RW hate for PBO and getting votes, and it might just work. Isn’t that a tad cynical for someone who prides himself on being so above the fray? He would rather have Trump-style haters in his camp than progressives who actually reward “progress”.

      Bernie is not a what he calls a “democratic socialist”, and he certainly hasn’t defined it. He is an out and out Communist, who thought Castro was great. He thinks the only actions that count are overthrowing and destroying things. He has not changed his words or even one single thought in over 50 years. A rigid zealot who will sell us to the rabid GOP.

      Get ready for it, like the Naderites in 2000: If PBO had been a better POTUS, this wouldn’t have happened. We’ve been here before: it gave us Nixon; the whiny left didn’t support Carter and we got Reagan.

      Who really is at fault for the ascendancy of the RWNJ’s? The likes of Bernie Sanders and the whiny left.

  8. 23 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    1st Bill Burton and now Jeremy Byrd. But it’s like I said on the previous thread. Sanders has been going on MSNBC and Progressive talk radio bad mouthing this President since 2009. This does not come as a surprise to any of us that have been paying attention. He’s only doing what he used to doing.

    • 24 Linda
      February 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      “presidential leadership gap.”

      I have no clue what that means.

    • 25 amk for obama
      February 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      In 2009, he was the ‘principled indie’.

      2016 is totally different where he poses as a dem.

    • 26 catrst
      February 11, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      I think this is what Bernie Sanders thinks. If that’s the case then he’s persona non grata to me. What a horrible thing to say and do. But the ‘disappointeds’ are absolutely sure they are right.

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      February 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Donna, Bernie doesn’t understand the race he’s running because he’s an outsider trying to run on the Democratic ticket. He’s gotten away with standing on the outside of the circle and throwing brickbats because there were no consequences to him. He comes from a quirky state and the Democrats needed him to caucus with them. Now he’s trying to assume the mantle of a serious candidate in the Democratic Party and he doesn’t even know the language. To undermine the sitting president of your own party is to undermine your whole campaign if you’re running as a presidential contender. Bernie doesn’t get this, which is why the Democratic Party will, in its own way, slowly and inexorably, push him out. I would bet my last dollar on it.

    • 28 Obama Grandmama
      February 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Also BS had his meeting with PBO, then well known Black leaders in a way to have those seeing the photos think he had their support prior to elections it would matter at. Sort of establishment tactics wouldn’t you say?

  9. February 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Bernie is making me burn today:

  10. 31 Allison
    February 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    • 32 kid kanga
      February 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Oh man, what a classic. I’m going to save this link for when i reaaally need to take some sandernistas down on social media. Of course, following along at TOD means a lot of this we already knew! You guys are just too good.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      February 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Bernie is either incredibly naive or incredibly arrogant.

    • 35 nospin
      February 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      I have no issue with the nomination to playing itself out. Both HRC and Bernie talked trash about POTUS and verbally undermined his abilities and his accomplishments.

      Both should be required to work for their votes and it will be what it will be.

  11. February 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Chips, how’s the rescue doggie doing?

  12. 37 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    so bt, got the feller (who shall remain unnamed at present) back yet?

    • February 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      He’s arriving in the morning …. gulp. Running around like a mad eejit today preparing for his arrival, you’d think the Queen was coming. I’m beginning to think it’d be easier to adopt a human baby, at least Danny wouldn’t be pissed. Back in a bit, have more running-around-like-an-eejit to do.

      • 39 amk for obama
        February 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

        danny is not your boss. make it clear to him.

        good luck. dogs make a big show and they get along in the end.

        • 40 57andfemale
          February 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

          Exactly what I told Chips yesterday. Chips must be the pack leader, and if she makes it clear that she expects them to “get over it”, they will. And they will be happier for it. They actually act out and are more insecure if you give them all the power.

      • 41 MightyPamela
        February 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        UhOh, I am missing a critical piece of the story here – I sigh. But I’ll find it when o come back from the vet with my rescue kitty, who will have a very sore mouth, but will be relieved to come home!

    • 42 vcprezofan2
      February 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Nooo. Tell me it’s not what I’m thinking! What did I miss (I thought the new doggie-fella had found himself a very happy place)?

  13. 43 amk for obama
    February 11, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Jim Webb rules out independent run for president

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/jim-webb-no-independent-bid-219136#ixzz3zt2xAQ5E

    phew, for a moment that his 0.0000001% ‘base’ might tilt the balance.

  14. 44 Allison
    February 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  15. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm
  16. 50 Allison
    February 11, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      racism is quite real in Brazil. The Black woman was so beautiful.

      • 52 0388jojothecat
        February 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm

        I heard on NPR last week that Mexico was going to allow the Mexican people to identify themselves as different cultures, i.e., euro-Mexican, white-Mexican, African-Mexican, etc., I think this is a very big mistake.

        • 53 SUEDUVALL SMITH
          February 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm

          DIVISIONS SPROUTING UP EVERYWHERE…GOD DIDN’T CREATE PEOPLE WITH TOE TAGS…THAT COMES LATER WHEN YOU FINALLY SHUT UP…TILL THAT DAY…WE ALL BLEED THE SAME!

    • 54 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I HATE TO SAY THIS…BUT WHAT’S NEW? SOCIETY EVERYWHERE HAS TAKEN ON A MORAL CONVICTION SIMILAR TO THE PROFILE OF A SLUG…KIND OF LIKE SOME OF OUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES…SNAIL SLIME INDEED!

  17. 55 Linda
    February 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    The last hold out in Oregon just surrendered….

  18. February 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    • 60 donna dem 4 obama
      February 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      And his supporters just cannot understand why HRC has all the superdelegates 😯

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      No different than Republicans running for office even though they want smaller government. They also work to create chaos and make government dysfunctional and ineffective. Is that what Bernie is hoping to do to the Democratic Party?

    • 62 Ladyhawke
      February 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Exactly PF. This is the thing that has bothered me about Bernie Sanders (INDEPENDENT) from the beginning. He suddenly decides he wants to be the Democratic Party standard-bearer while simultaneously being dismissive of President Obama and Democrats accomplishments. GTFOH

    • February 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Good question. He is NOT a democrat, never has been. Has been an enemy of the Dem Party from the beginning.

    • 65 jackiegrumbacher
      February 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      No one can understand because Bernie is misplaced within the Democratic Party. He’s not a Dem and shouldn’t run as one.

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Iam with you Pretty Foot! By the way, when did Bernie Sanders officially become a Democrat? If he is a Democrat, how come he is still designated as an Independent U.S. Senator from Vemont?

  19. 67 Allison
    February 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    • 68 0388jojothecat
      February 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Can they sue him? Why do these pols use peoples music without their permission? Is it because they can’t do anything about it?

    • 70 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 11, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      I’LL NEVER FORGET COURT…I HAD WRITTEN A JOURNAL OF THINGS MY EX HAD DONE…HELD A GUN TO MY HEAD AND LOCKED ME IN THE BATHROOM…BECAUSE JUDGES HAD NO RESPECT FOR BATTERED WOMEN CASES…THEY GAVE HIM BACK HIS GUN ON HIS WAY OUT OF THE COURTROOM…ANYBODY TRIES THAT AGAIN…THEY’LL LOOK LIKE A SPRINKLING SYSTEM!

      • February 11, 2016 at 4:19 pm

        My goodness, Sue; I am speechless. Your inner strength helped you to survive, not just the physical assault, but the mental assault as well.

        Stay strong. You are in my prayers.

        • 72 SUEDUVALL SMITH
          February 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm

          THANK YOU DEAR…MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN THAT WAY…BUT THE LORD GIVES ME STRENGTH AND LOVING PEOPLE LIKE I DO HAS KEPT ME FROM CONCENTRATING ON SELF!…BLESS YOU!

  20. 73 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm

  21. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Oh My!

  22. February 11, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Rev Al show. Good discussion on 2016 election; PBO’s legacy; etc…

    http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=wurd-am

  23. 80 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    • 81 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      AWESOME…I HOPE HE HAS TIME TO TWIST A GOLF CLUB………………I NEVER TRIED THAT GAME…DROVE A CART ONCE AND JUST LIKE LUCY…BACKWARDS….PLUS…THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR MY GUTTERBALLS AT THE BOWLING ALLEY…AT LEAST I HAD BALLS..LOTS OF PUNDITS TODAY DON’T HAVE ANY…WON’T GET ANY… AND WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM IF THEY HAD THEM!…STTTTTTTTTTTTTTTRIKE ONE! I HOPE PBO IS MANAGING SOME REST TIME IN BETWEEN ALL OF THIS…………….<3

      • 82 JER
        February 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm

        Friday, February 12 – The President will travel to the Palm Springs, CA area, where he will remain overnight.

  24. February 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    IMO, many of Bernie’s supporters are drawn to the promises he is making [single payer, free college, etc.]. I note that a number of his supporters are young people…the what’s in it for me generation…the I want it *now* generation…the “the rules don’t apply to me” generation…the “I think I should have it because I want it” generation…the “if I have to work *too* hard for it, I don’t want it” generation. [Of course, this is a generalization and is probably more descriptive of the environment in which we live. ]

    For this group of supporters, the word “revolution” plays right into their psyche. It gives the connotation of getting over on someone or some entity [Wall Street, Corporations, Big Banks, Government…].

    That “want it all and want it now” attitude is one of the reasons the Bernie progressives are refusing to acknowledge the achievements of the Obama administration. Bernie is being insincere in that claim, but it works for him in his quest to attract supporters to his campaign.

    Bernie Sanders keeps harping on past actions – i.e., his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement — as if that should be sufficient enough reason to support him. Many young people don’t have the same level of appreciation for the sacrifices during the Civil Rights Movement. They take for granted the freedoms they enjoy; the opportunities that are available to them. Many older people refuse to be fooled by the bait and switch. They’ve been down that road. For now, the words – the promises — are the draw. At some point, the support will only be sustained *if* Bernie can maintain the perception that he is able to follow through on the words.

    President Obama’s opponents assume(d) that he was supported simply because of a surface feature — that he is a Black man. [Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are making the mistake of using that same logic — support her because she is a woman.] For *true* Obama supporters, it went more to the *substance*. We saw the substance in the way he organized and ran his campaign. We saw the substance in the fact that he didn’t just talk about what he wanted to do; he had a plan on how to do it; including the costs and the benefits. We continue to see the substance in the way he conducts himself as POTUS/CIC. And I believe that substance will be reflected in his life after the Presidency.

  25. February 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    How in the hell do Bernie Sanders think that he can step forth and claim that our President haven’t done a dam thing. How long have he been in politics and what have he done? I do not appreciate this one bit.

  26. 88 carolyn
    February 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Good afternoon everyone. Always love to come here and read the news and the commentary. After reading it seems to me that Bernie Sanders is the Donald Trump for February. The press has replaced Trump love with the Bern, and I believe this too shall pass. They get all worked up over the first two primaries, and act as if Iowa and New Hampshire presage the November result. As those of us who take the long view, we know they don’t. So, now the press has run after the bright, shiny object, the Bern. By March, they will have a new toy. Sanders does NOT have staying power. Hillary has shown that she has, and I do think she has learned a LOT the past eight years. I was for Clinton between the two months ago, but Sanders and crew have made me a stronger advocate by their words and actions. I know I’m not alone.

    Can’t wait for June 17th!!!!!

  27. 89 JER
    February 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

  28. 93 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  29. 95 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  30. February 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Contrast Pres Obama’s speech on citizenship with the vision of Bernie Sanders. I have said it frequently of late, and some have accused me of red-baiting, but Bernie has a marxist vision of history and change. Today Al Sharpton said that Bernie was unable to explain to him how race and income equality are connected. As an undergraduate major in Political Science ( my post graduate work was in Counseling Psychology), I studied marixism. In marxism the fundamental dynamic of history and change is dialectical materialism. The internal contradictions of unregulated capitalism lead to growing class struggle and eventual overthrow of ruling class. There is no room for culture, gender, environment, race or anything else than class struggle in that theory. So historically marxist theory has dismissed gender, race, ethnicity, and spiritual development as having any importance in human history and transformation. Bernie’s own development was initially based on his living in a communist oriented kibbutz in Israel in the 1940s before Israel’s nationhood. This kibbutz was affiliated with Soviet style communism. Imbued with this marxist outlook he went on to further his own vision of socialism in other movements and in political life, and even after being elected mayor of Burlington VT took a trip to Nicaragua and Cuba in the 1980s praising those marxist regimes as models of governance. So today, Bernie’s entire “shtick” is about “billionaires” and “the people”. Its appeal is its oversimplification of human diversity. It’s a one dimensional model that ignores the entire culture of discrimination and assault on human dignity, particularly sexism and racism.

    In contrast President Obama, who has an intellectual and spiritual depth beyond Bernie and his marxist views, is one who affirms the innate dignity and worth of the human spirit, and the infinite diversity and richness of humankind. Hence, political change comes about not through class struggle but through the formation of coalitions of individuals that affirm diversity and lift up human beings without relegating them to pawns in the class war. President Obama does not diminish or demonize anyone. Bernie diminishes anyone who opposes him. Today he and his supporters went too far by trying to diminish John Lewis, a true legend and hero in the civil rights movement. And today he reaffirmed his attacks and attempts to diminish President Obama. He will NOT gain the support of the Obama Coalition, which means he will never win the nomination. Today was a crucial day in this process.

    • 97 Judith Fardig
      February 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks so much for this, Bill!

    • 98 57andfemale
      February 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Excellent, Bill.

    • 99 purpleshoesla
      February 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      “There is no room for culture, gender, environment, race or anything else than class struggle in that theory. So historically marxist theory has dismissed gender, race, ethnicity, and spiritual development as having any importance in human history and transformation.”…

      Thank you! This needed to be said. I was a poli-sci major in college myself and an all women’s college at that. I distinctly remember the “light bulb” moments of some of my classmates during my wonderful professor’s lectures as they began to understand the “one dimensionality” of this theory.

      Bravo!

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Good information, Bill. Thanks!

      • 101 carolyn
        February 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

        Good clear explanation Bill. No social or political movement can ignore the differences in people and expect to last. Very monolithic. Even their architecture is a metaphor for their philosophy. I think Bernie has peaked. He has been the bright, shiny object the last two weeks…….we’ve been through a number already. He is the latest.

    • 102 Obama Grandmama
      February 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks, Bill, your words give me hope.

    • February 11, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks for the good words, friends. I’m glad I communicated what I intended to.

    • 104 Wilson Michael
      February 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      I agree 100%. I read elsewhere BS supporters warning super delegates to recognise primaries/caucus’s results. Sheesh!!!! 2 out of 50 states completed so far. These guys are counting their chickens before the eggs hatch.

  31. February 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    h/t Allison 🙂

    bbl …

  32. 109 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  33. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  34. 122 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  35. February 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • 126 carolyn
      February 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      I remember this moment and picture. It was taken on the White House Lawn when he was begging people to notice him and wave at him and hardly anyone was around, and no one would wave at him. Stupid, stupid, stupid man.

    • 127 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      TAKE A GOOD LONG LOOK AT TWEETIE’S FACE..THEN COMPARE IT TO CRUZ!….BOOKENDS!

      • 128 vcprezofan2
        February 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        No, this one has a pleasant smile……of stupidity…. more often than not. Cruz is mostly creepy….of the skin crawling type.

  36. 129 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

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  38. 140 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Some people are just too much.

  39. 141 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

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  41. 147 carolyn
    February 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Wow! I just returned from filling my gas tank…..$1.15 a gallon! 11.69gallons for $13.45! Of course, this low price has ripped our truly stupid governor/s income tax reduction to shreds, although she can’t accept that yet. People here are yelling, because we are so dependent on oil and gas, while the other states are thrilled. I’m thrilled……Hope the rest of you have gasoline as inexpensive as mine.

  42. 148 donna dem 4 obama
    February 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I can relate….The first time I saw my grand babies do this I about had a heart attack. I just laugh now!

  43. 152 No Child Left Behind
    February 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      The Republicans are sorry SOB, if this is true.

    • 154 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      THESE BOYS HAVE NO INTENTION OF HELPING ANYONE…THEIR TREASURE CHEST WILL BE USED AS DOWNPAYMENT ON THEIR GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER…THEY COULD CARE LESS…REMEMBER?…THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE THEIR COUNTRY BACK!…RAMBO WANNABEES EVERYWHERE…YOU SHOULD SEE INDIANA…DISGUSTS ME…!!!!


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