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  1. 1 COS
    March 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Hey Chips.

      • March 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

        Hi Chipsticks! Any clue why my comments keep disappearing? I enter a comment (usually at the start of a new post), I see it; I refresh, and it’s gone as if it was never there. I’m not even sure it’s in moderation.

    • 4 Marlz (@marjgra)
      March 5, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Congrats CCOS… I will always remember this and I must say this statement was pushed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the media. I started even doubting a win after the way they were commenting on such a true statement. What “sayest” now??? EVERY.WORD.HAS.COME.TO.PAST!

    • March 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Hello COS. Congrats! 😀

  2. March 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Hello. Happy Saturday night. ☺️☺️ Hope everyone has had a good day.

  3. March 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I always knew PBO’s comments were right on, without a doubt.

  4. March 5, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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  6. 11 99ts
    March 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Evening al – talking to myself back there – as usual – congrats on 1st COS

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      March 5, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      1. I was back there with ya.

      2. Who’s “al” ? (Couldn’t resist!)

      • 13 99ts
        March 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        Alan, Alison or Alistair – take your pick. He/she is also part of my sticky keyboard. 🙂

        • 14 jacquelineoboomer
          March 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

          Ha. Just needed a laugh after getting back to the election results. 🙂

          • 15 99ts
            March 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

            I do love that the TODers spend much time on things other than the GOP primaries. Too many left leaning blogs seem to have little else to say. Keeping track of PBO actions – and having a laugh – keep us all sane.

            • 16 jacquelineoboomer
              March 5, 2016 at 9:03 pm

              Our wonderful blog mistress inspires us all to “take refuge” here on a daily basis, as you know – and inspires us to laugh and share. The original OFA blog (where some of us first congregated) was wonderful, but they also allowed Neanderthals in, and – here – Chips keeps ’em out. And that I’m thinking is part of the combination for TOD’s success! And Nerdy and the other bts are another part! Thank you, Chips, Nerdy, and friends! We will never be able to repay you.

              • 17 99ts
                March 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

                That about covers it 🙂

                I didn’t know about the OFA blog – came here via Kos (bwd posts, so enjoyed those pictures), then bwd blog then TOD.

                • 18 jacquelineoboomer
                  March 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm

                  I came here via OFA, then ProPresObama, then BWD … so glad I made all three stops and so glad I am here now!

                • 19 sjterrid
                  March 5, 2016 at 10:26 pm

                  That’s exactly how I came to TOD. I’m so grateful for Chips, Nerdy, all the BT’s and to all the people that contribute to this site with their wonderful comments.

              • 20 Obama Grandmama
                March 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm

                I started out in OFA when it was Obama for America during the 2008 campaign. Later it became Organizing for America and I was still there. I chose my Obama Grandmama name when lots were inserting his name in their screen name. Later when his middle name Hussein was being used to smear him many in OFA changed their middle name to include Hussein whereas I just kept my original name. When the trolls practically took over spewing their venom I found BWD and preferred it there. Then when a break occurred there I found TOD. I read the blog most every day responding when I have time. I am appreciative of this community and am not sure if it disappears how I will be able to replace this safe, responsible, sane, supportive community. I really know I will miss this administration, our President and his family too.

                • 21 jacquelineoboomer
                  March 6, 2016 at 12:17 am

                  With you on all that! (And I was once Jackie Hussein of FL – or something like that – on the Obama for America blog, and recall when many “took the name”! Think I had a few names there, but I’ve settled on this one – the “O” in O’Boomer stands for both Original Baby Boomer and Obama Boomer! and I am both).

  7. 22 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    dreck or crud?

    you built this, ‘establishment gop’.

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  9. March 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Who didn’t know that our President was telling the truth?

    I certainly did.

  10. 33 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    wow.

  11. 34 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    meanwhile, across the pond

    from this

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    to this

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    Go Foxes.

  12. 35 hopefruit2
    March 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    It was the truth – which is why it hit such a raw nerve among certain folks.

  13. 36 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    and hillz’ caucus curse is still on, I see.

  14. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    March 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Maine GOP announces their caucus winner: Cruz

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    • 39 amk for obama
      March 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      of course, without such a system, there wouldn’t have been a PBO.

    • 40 99ts
      March 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Is there a reason why Bernie wins caucus – do his folks yell louder – have more time to sit around waiting??

      • 41 MadameSoph
        March 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm

        The last one 99ts: more time to sit around waiting. Caucuses are impossible for people who have jobs that won’t allow them to take several hours off to caucus, whereas a primary allows voting all day and sometimes early voting. Also, it would be difficult for multiple family members with children to caucus, as they would need a babysitter. It favors those with more free time and/or more $$

        • 42 99ts
          March 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm

          Thanks MadameSoph – is the dem caucus different to the GOP? I thought I read in the latter that people could come in, vote & then leave?

          • 43 MadameSoph
            March 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm

            I don’t live in a caucus state and find them totally confusing. Found this about the differences between the parties caucus rules in Iowa. Yes it is simpler for Repubs in that state. I’m not sure about the other states and can’t find anything in a Google search. Maybe some TODers from other caucus states can help.

            http://wqad.com/2016/01/29/the-difference-between-how-democrats-and-republicans-caucus-in-iowa/#

            • 44 99ts
              March 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm

              Many thanks – I could well have googled myself – hate giving the GOP any hits 🙂

              I don’t live in a primary country – thought I had it sorted – but the last month or two has me back to confused.

              Our candidates are basically chosen by the party members (& very few people are party members in oz) – with the party elite having a large say. This has advantages & disadvantages (lost a couple of very good members because of it) – but at least I understand how it works!

              • 45 MadameSoph
                March 5, 2016 at 10:08 pm

                It’s the same in Italy. You vote for the party. Plus, they have all these different parties and they’re changing all the time. Bernie Sanders’ supporters remind me of the Grillini, Beppe Grillo had followers from the right and left and it was all angry populism. A few years ago, I remember that, when they actually won a decent chunk of seats, he wanted them to refuse to cooperate with the Democrats, even at the risk of the Government collapsing. He threatened to kick anyone out of his party (cinque stelle/5 stars) who cooperated/compromised.

                • 46 99ts
                  March 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm

                  Italy is somewhat unique with the multitude of parties. We more follow the US two party – but we do have a few smaller parties who cause a little havoc in the senate.

          • 47 Obama Grandmama
            March 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm

            Each Party in each Caucus state sets up their own procedures and rules for caucusing as well as changing them from time to time.

            • 48 99ts
              March 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm

              Thanks ObamaGrandmama – I’d been thinking that when I read that the Colerado GOP decided to cancel theirs. Such democracy – remove the vote completely.

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  17. 50 MadameSoph
    March 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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  19. 54 hopefruit2
    March 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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  22. 58 MadameSoph
    March 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm

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  26. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    March 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Cruz stops for a few seconds after speaking each sentence, like he’s reabsorbing his words. Or reading parts of Green Eggs and Ham to himself, in between thoughts. Creepy.

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  28. March 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Like I was say’in.

  29. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    March 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Hillary is very nicely touting President Obama’s accomplishments at the Democratic reception in Michigan she’s at, mentioning how we must take back the Congress and, of course, the importance of SCOTUS nominations.

    And MSNBC just announced she’s the winner in Louisiana.

    • 72 amk for obama
      March 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      I don’t know why she is responding to the make murka great again nonsense meme. Isn’t it time the dems started their own winning common sense memes instead of knee jerk defensive reactions to goppers’ bumper stick slogans?

      • 73 jackiegrumbacher
        March 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        AMK, I think she’s pivoting to the general election now, having pretty much wiped out Bernie. She’s setting up the meme that America is great and we can make it even better together. At least that’s what I hear her saying.

      • 75 jacquelineoboomer
        March 5, 2016 at 9:42 pm

        I think you’re thinking 2008, 2012, where “original thought” was king. But I do think if she gets the nomination, she’ll come up with a positive new meme at that point.

      • 78 nospin
        March 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        amk am with you. You would think they would get that but ….smdh!!!

  30. 79 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm

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  32. 82 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    ironic coming from a racist punk with such a name.

    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      March 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Yeah, old creepy Jeffrey’s the one who argued with Van Jones that the Klan had a “progressive” agenda. And he’s STILL on CNN. And he used to work for St. Ronnie, thus “informing” us more about Reagan, not that we needed more info on him.

      Funny, too, that he’d call military generals part of the “elite.” They all agreed to go into the military and fight wars and give their lives for our country, if called upon. Trump – part of the real elite – didn’t. Believe he got five draft deferments. Gag.

    • March 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Tell Jeffry Lord to go press Trump’s and David Duke’s hood and sheet

  33. 85 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    eat that scalia.

  34. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    March 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  35. March 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Apparently, HRC is the only one who elevates their voice during rallies. Last week they were talking about her speaking through applauses.

    • 89 99ts
      March 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Women don’t shout – with men – well that’s what they do – pffffft
      Hillary has to do what suits her – the media will find fault regardless

    • 90 jackiegrumbacher
      March 5, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Well, Sw, this sexist crap is going to be part of our lives from now to November and beyond. Everything Hillary does will be framed to make her appear ‘shrill’ and ‘weak.’ When men raise their voices, however, they are being forceful.

      • 92 susanne
        March 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm

        Jackie, I was just thinking how the backlash PBO encountered, powered by racism, is now showing up during HRC’s tenure as the ugliness of sexism. So, yes, we’ll be seeing all the dog whistle terms for her speech patterns, her attire, her policies. Men: commanding. Women: pushy. Etc.

  36. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    March 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    who is going to tell water boy, that despite the concerted effort of those in the gop leadership, he will not be the nominee 2016?

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  39. 100 MadameSoph
    March 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

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      • 103 COS
        March 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm

        Remember, Sanders’ supporters are living in pipe dream land; therefore, it is not surprising that they consider Sanders’ wins tonight, momentum, although the delegate math is not in his favor.

        • 104 Obama Grandmama
          March 6, 2016 at 12:00 am

          Remember Sanders thinks by having a lot of supporters he can get rid of Citizens United, get Medicare for all, free college for all, fix the roads and infrastructure, raise taxes on the rich to pay for things and fix the economic inequality problem. He tells everyone they can fix it all so if they believe that bs from BS they certainly will think delegates don’t really count it is all about momentum.

  41. 105 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 10:23 pm

  42. 106 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  43. March 5, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Hmmmmmm

  44. 108 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 10:25 pm

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  46. March 5, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Sanders the loser in delegate count for the evening>

  47. 113 desertflower
    March 5, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/03/donald-trump-has-been-cheating-at-the-debates.html#

    Proving once again that Donald Trump does whatever Donald Trump wants, the GOP frontrunner knowingly violated the rules at the Republican debate on Thursday night by speaking with his campaign manager during a commercial break, according to a report from CNN’s Dylan Byers. Candidates are forbidden from communicating with their campaign staff during debate breaks, but that’s apparently a rule which Trump has routinely broken at previous debates by speaking with manager Corey Lewandowski backstage. On Thursday night, however, Lewandowski actually came out onto stage to have the meeting. When Fox News staff were unable to convince him to leave, they then told the other campaigns that they could also have access to their candidates for the remainder of the debate, though it’s unclear what impact, if any, this may have had on the candidates’ performances.

    IOKIYAAH

    • 114 99ts
      March 6, 2016 at 1:05 am

      As President would anyone think he would keep his side of a compromise. Internationally a disaster.

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  49. 119 hopefruit2
    March 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Feel the bern!

  50. 120 desertflower
    March 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm

  51. 122 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    mom, why aren’t you answering your phone?

    mom?

    ….

    MOM???

    ….

    I AM DRIVING, DAMMIT.

  52. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    March 5, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Anybody watching Trump? He’s breathing through his nose like a rabid junkyard dog.

  53. March 5, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Good night TOD ….

  54. 138 globalcitizenlinda
    March 5, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    the gov’t-shut-down leader is going to be even more unbearably pompous and evil after tonight;

    …. heavens help us, were does the gop get all these creepy and fundamentally evil scumbags from ???

  55. 140 JER
    March 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm

  56. 141 99ts
    March 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Thinking of all the money spent on Bush! and Rubio – would have been able to provide a new water system in Flint with that money – infrastructure, decent voting systems – the list is endless.

    • 142 99ts
      March 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      I have no idea whether Cruz or Trump will be the GOP nominee – but admit to thinking that Christie and the VP candidate from Alaska may be a little upset if it is Cruz.

  57. 143 amk for obama
    March 5, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    dem turnout at LA is 310k and the rethugs is about 300k. Not bad for a ‘red state’. Go dems.

  58. 147 jacquelineoboomer
    March 6, 2016 at 12:14 am

  59. 152 amk for obama
    March 6, 2016 at 12:25 am

    ouch.

  60. 153 amk for obama
    March 6, 2016 at 12:26 am

  61. 155 amk for obama
    March 6, 2016 at 12:31 am

  62. 156 amk for obama
    March 6, 2016 at 12:31 am

  63. 158 amk for obama
    March 6, 2016 at 12:35 am

    • 159 jacquelineoboomer
      March 6, 2016 at 1:03 am

      Of all the nightmares our country has gone through, this is one of the most frightening in recent years, tell you the truth.

  64. 160 Obama Grandmama
    March 6, 2016 at 1:20 am

    When I could not stand watching Trump drone on about himself I turned on my Tivoed American Idol episode from this week. At commercial time there was an ad for the new Ghost Busters movie with all female comedians. It looked to be really hilarious. Gotta see it!

  65. 162 whatisworking
    March 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    will this work?


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