Happy International Women’s Day


First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Union Market to celebrate International Women’s Day. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to women gathered to mark the first anniversary of the Let Girls Learn initiative












191 Responses to “Happy International Women’s Day”

  1. 1 COS
    March 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks NW.

    • 2 COS
      March 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Love these photos. FLOTUS really looks young.

      • 3 susanne
        March 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

        I was looking around for a ‘randomness’ or ‘on this day’ note, because she looks so young here! I think it must be that she truly loves doing this work, and she just lights up at these events for girls! Also, she looks terrific in that dress 🙂

    • 4 No Child Left Behind
      March 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Congrats to you, COS.

      Thanks, NW.

      Beautiful FLOTUS.

      I wish a big win for HRC tonight!

  2. March 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm

  3. March 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Posted bottom of last thread. Cannot believe Hillary is losing MI. What is wrong with people?!?!?!?!?

  4. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    March 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  5. March 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Things not looking good for HRC:

    • March 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    • 10 COS
      March 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Bernie Sanders spent a lot of time in Michigan pedaling his pipe dreams and apparently people are buying it in MI.

      • March 8, 2016 at 9:53 pm

        biggest problem for HRC is only 65% of the vote were actually Ds, 35% Indy & Bernie won that vote ~70-30.

        • 12 arapaho415
          March 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

          GE LP, thanks for the clarification.

          Couldn’t figure out why Bernie has such appeal to whites in Michigan, but if only 65% are Dems that explains a lot.

          I like the open primary system (CA switched from closed to open sometime during the Obama Adm — can’t remember whether it was 2012 or 2014), but now having my doubts about this process.

          • March 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

            My pleasure, Arapaho. These are the exact #’s

            Also, there were a lot of exit interviews where Dems were voting for Trump (b/c they thought HRC had it in the bag & wanted him as the opponent in Nov.)

  6. March 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Forgot this: The last pic of Mochelle looks VERY much like Malia.

  7. March 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    How are things looking in Michigan for Hillary?

  8. 17 Wanda N VA 4Obama
    March 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Not good from what I hear Bella. I’m so nervous.

    • 18 COS
      March 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Lately, MI is noted for voting against their own interest. (Snyder) BS voted against the bailout for the auto industry.

  9. 19 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    15 secs of donald dreck rant – I can be presidential. I am the best presidential. I am the best presidential since abe lincoln.

    god save murka and the world.

  10. March 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    So far there are no votes counted from Detroit or Flint. I expect they will turn the tide.

  11. 22 desertflower
    March 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    🙂 🙂 This is some sweetness, right here:)

  12. 23 Wanda N VA 4Obama
    March 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Could those may be the places where they ran out of ballots?

  13. 24 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    bs is winning almost 90% counties of MI. he is even winning clinton county by 55%.

  14. March 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    If Bernie doesn’t cross 15% in MS, Hillary Clinton will win all the delegates…and still:

  15. March 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    This is sad and scary. The Democratic strongholds in Michigan have always been Detroit, Flint,Benton Harbor. They continue to lose population. There were lots of voting problems in 2012 – I don’t know if this is happening again. We have U of Michigan, Michigan State, Western and may other universities and colleges. The ads have been running non-stop. Sanders must have spent a ton of money. His ads were either floaty dreamy visions or angry rants against trade deals. i never thought I could be as anxious about another election as I was in 2008 and 2012, but I am totally anxious about this one. President Obama’s legacy is on the line; progress that’s been made is on the line, and it feels like our way of life is on the line. If Sanders wins, I think we’ll lost the national. Sorry, but it’s been a long, hard day and my nerves are just on edge. All those ‘millennials’ that didn’t show up to support President Obama in 2012 show up now to support Bernie??? If anyone wants to talk me of the ledge, please feel free to try. I was feeling pretty good but if she loses Michigan it will make the Sanders supporters insufferable.

    • March 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      it’s ok…Mary….one election does not win a Primary…

      we will have to just keep organizing…and moving Forward……

      Nothing worth having is ever easy…

      YES WE Can!

    • March 8, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Don’t worry. Detroit coming to the rescue. With 42% reporting, it’s a one point gap. 49-48. Most of Detroit and Flint stlll not reported.

      • March 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm

        Oh, that’s good to hear! I hope turnout was good in those two cities! Thanks. 🙂 I just went online for the first time tonight and saw a comment “Hillary’s losing Michigan” and I went a little bananas. 😛

    • 37 0388jojothecat
      March 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Maryl1 don’t despair so early in the primaries. HRC is still ahead in the delegate count.

      • March 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

        Thanks, I do know that, but Michigan is my state and as I said, it’s been a long, high stress day and she seemed to have such a big lead. I want her to be far enough in votes and delegates that the Sanders people can’t claim “we was robbed!” and make the national even harder. Thanks for the calm voice of reason.

        • 39 0388jojothecat
          March 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm

          I understand, CA’s primary is in June and i don’t look firward forward to the attention. Thank goodness its over tomorrow.

          • 40 arapaho415
            March 9, 2016 at 12:18 am

            GE jojo.

            I like the thought of CA mattering — we haven’t since 1968, the night of RFK’s assassination 😦 , when we were a winner-take-all state.

            Some food for thought, since CA now has open primaries — could trolling CA Dems make a difference for GOP nominee?

    • 44 Wanda N VA 4Obama
      March 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      I wish I could talk you off the ledge maryl1 but I’m right on it with you. I’m so disgusted with Michigan. I don’t understand the Bernie appeal.

      • March 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

        Student debt, free college, and millennials who are not experienced falling for his bs. Sorry, but that’s what I’m calling it. He is just intellectually dishonest and he’s appealing to young, inexperienced voters. but I also know grown up, quite intelligent people who think he is the second coming.

        • 46 Betsy
          March 9, 2016 at 1:33 am

          You should see twitter. Even some of our former Obama supporters are all in for Bernie; very disheartening when you realize how much B ernie hates PBO.

          • March 9, 2016 at 7:06 am

            That is shook upsetting and I know several PBO supporters who stick think he’s a great president but love Sanders, who trashes his, and hate Clinton who worked with him. I’m not saying I liked everything she’s done or said about him, but if the two I believe she is far more likely tho ceremony his legacy and build on his foundation.

      • 48 mtmarilyn
        March 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

        I agree Wanda, I don’t understand how people can’t see the whole picture. Bernie has very few friend in Congress. He doesn’t play well with others, how is he going to get things done. I am uptight about all this too. He isn’t even raising money for other Dems.

        • 49 arapaho415
          March 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm

          GE MTM.

          In my mind, Berniebots are the flip side of the same coin which supports Trump. Greedy and oblivious to any POV except their own (mostly white) POV.

          But what I don’t get is how anyone in their right mind would support someone to represent America on the world stage who has zero diplomacy skills (i.e., Sanders and Trump).

          Aside from Chris Christie, have you seen anything approaching the rudeness of Sanders in this clip?

          As for raising money for Dems, don’t hold your breath…

          • 50 mtmarilyn
            March 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm

            Arapaho, I saw that video on Real Time, all I thought was how can he represent us on the world stage. I can’t speak to my good friends who are Berniebots. It is so hard to keep my mouth shut. Are we the only ones who see the big picture. So thankful for TOD or I would be nuts.

            • 51 arapaho415
              March 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm

              With you on being thankful for TOD.

              Was terrified in Nov 2008 that the TundraTwit would be a heartbeat away from the Presidency with warmonger-in-chief in charge of the nation (“surge,” bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran) — TOD, @jeffersonobama, @gobrooklyn weren’t around to help me keep my sanity as the global financial meltdown was underway.

              Endured 2012 much better because of TOD, etc.

              I learn so much here — unlike many other sites (including news sites) where I feel dumber than before I clicked on the link.

              We both lived through the tumultuous 1960s, so I understand wanting a “revolution” — Vietnam War body counts on nightly television, shocking assassinations throughout the decade, air pollution so bad in LA that you couldn’t see the 11K foot mountain just north of the city, etc.) but I just can’t see Bernie’s appeal.

              HRC actually has a plan for fixing the debacles GOP have bequeathed us with (especially Scalia’s judgments on VRA and Citizens United) — and she will have PBO (and no doubt @VP, @DrBiden and @FLOTUS) on the campaign trail this Summer and Fall.

              I think PBO’s coattails are strong enough for HRC to be sworn in with majorities in both the House and Senate — a lasting legacy for PBO to bequeath to her — and the progress that GOP stymied during the Obama Adm will come to fruition as GOP further fracture themselves into even smaller pieces.

              • 52 mtmarilyn
                March 9, 2016 at 12:01 am

                So agree with all you are saying. I do know HRC will be a great President, She has endured much in the last 30 years and is still going strong. And will PBO at her back she’ll do okay.

                TOD has saved all of us and helped us grow. Thanks for alll you do here. We need all of us.

  16. March 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    there are many open primaries

  17. 61 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    bs leads now by only 1%.

  18. March 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I’m Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Glad Pete clarified that pic; as I had a poltergeist in my house this past Sunday, the pic sort of freaked me out.

    When I returned from vacation, I received word that a friend in Newport RI had died; I dumped the contents of my suitcase in the middle of the living room floor; packed a few winter things and took the train to Newport. Didn’t have a chance to notify my neighbor.

    On Sunday, my neighbor received a call from my land line; when she answer, there was no one there however, she says she heard what sounded like “labored breathing.” As I have respiratory problems, she immediately grab the keys flew to my home. Called out to me — I didn’t answer. Conducted a room by room search (in my red cross disaster area) to no avail. Called the hospital to see if I had been admitted — NO. Meanwhile, I’d left the computer AND oxygen condenser on, and the oxygen condenser was overheated and beeping… She shut everything down, but was really upset because she had no idea what had happened to me. As she headed home, she saw my Mom’s car at the church and my Mom was able to reassure her that I was ok…

    However, doesn’t explain how my landline called her home… After she told me about my O2 overheating and alarming, I attribute it to “Only GOD…” Had she not gone to my home, it is possible I’d have returned to a house in ruins… Only GOD!

    • 63 Wanda N VA 4Obama
      March 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      So glad things are okay at your house jazziz! Welcome back!

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Only GOD! What a story. Glad you were safe all along, and happy for you that you have such a caring neighbor. Also please accept my condolences for the passing of your friend.

      Now take a deep breath!

      • March 9, 2016 at 3:54 am

        Thank you; she was a wonderful lady, 96 yrs old; very full, extraordinary life — of course, after reading her obituary, I had hundreds of questions that I’d love to ask her…

  19. 67 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    This is a state whose sorry ass was saved by PBO and they vote for total bullshitters. / smh

    • 68 sherijr
      March 8, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Not surprised, they did vote that stupid Governor into office.

      • 69 Betsy
        March 9, 2016 at 1:39 am

        I don’t understand what’s up with Michigan voters?

        • 70 sherijr
          March 9, 2016 at 7:09 am

          you got me Betsy, I’m stumped on states that continue to vote in Republicans to screw them over. And I have tried to understand but still cannot find the draw to Bernie.. what the hell do folks see in him?? I’m no Hillary fan, honestly, but I do believe she is the best this election has to offer.

  20. March 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    So MSNBC, actually aired the full HRC speech that they blacked out for the Trump presser….good on them.

    • March 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      i thought it was a very good speech…

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Yes, thank goodness. Believe I heard them announce the two rallies were to be at the same time, and I guess trump ran out first, skipping down the red carpet over rose petals. (He actually had a red carpet and photo shoot area at that event for the media to take photos of the celebrities in attendance.)

      • 74 Obama Grandmama
        March 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

        Last week had six American flags behind him. Today he had ten American flags like the flags make what he says more Presidential!

        • 75 Obama Grandmama
          March 8, 2016 at 10:35 pm

          Where did my word Trump go? Wish he would mysteriously disappear too.

        • 76 jacquelineoboomer
          March 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm

          There’s a specific way to display American flags – I keep hoping his dumb team does it wrong, so he can look even less presidential and MORE PATHETIC.

      • March 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm

        Nobody else aired the speech or even a snippet. They are all more concerned about Sanders winning MI by ~10,000 votes…. completely ignoring the complete rout in MS 😕

  21. March 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I looked at where the outstanding votes are. They are mostly Flint and Detroit. Hillary will win this one. Word is that the Hillary camp is feeling confident that Detroit and Flint will pull this out.

  22. March 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    • March 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      I can not believe there are people out there falling for such bullshit from Donald Trump. Trump is right they are uneducated racists idiots.

  23. 83 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm

  24. 84 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    If bs pulls this out in MI, I will have to give him credit given how the ‘polls’ showed hillz was a shoe-in.

  25. March 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm


  26. March 8, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I don’t know who this Shaun King fella is (heard his name in the news a lot lately, mostly re: Peyton Manning) but seems like a complete buffoon

  27. March 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I wonder how many folks did not want to vote for a woman

    • 91 Wanda N VA 4Obama
      March 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      I think there are a lot of people that do not want to vote for a woman but won’t admit it. They find other excuse. i.e. I don’t trust her. She’s a liar. Stuff like that…

  28. March 8, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    There are still ~300,000 votes out even with 85% of the vote counted (Bernie up 51-47 & 33,00 votes)

  29. March 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  30. March 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    So there are about 350 precincts in Detroit uncounted. And another 120 in Flint. They should all go by big margins for Clinton. Whether it will be enough I guess remains to be seen. Even if Clinton loses by a small margin she still wins the day in delegates. Every contest that Bernie doesn’t gain on her brings her closer to the nomination.

  31. March 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Never heard of someone growing .5″ in their 50’s….another reason there will never be another Barack Obama 😎

  32. 104 hopefruit2
    March 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    And that’s the bottom line, folks.

  33. March 8, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Winning by a large margin counts a lot in the delegate count. In MS Clinton won 28 delegates, Sanders 1. Whatever happens in MI, she will come away with an increased margin of delegates over Sanders and looking forward to five contests where she should win handily.

  34. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    March 8, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    CNN is starting to count results from the RWNJ primary in Idaho. Cruz is ahead so far.

  35. March 8, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  36. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    March 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    CNN pundits, including David Axelrod, are saying Hillary needs to work harder toward getting the younger vote, because now even the younger African-American vote is leaning Sanders. The one thing we know about Hillary and her campaign is that they re-calibrate by the second, not just by the primary or caucus! She’ll work it out.

    • March 8, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      the first thing is NOT to listen to pundits..

      • 110 jacquelineoboomer
        March 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm

        I’d listen to David Axelrod and Donna Brazille who were on set, but otherwise I 100% agree with you! It’s all guesswork.

    • March 9, 2016 at 12:15 am

      This was a loss because of cross over Rs and Is. These are not democrats, they are mischief makers and disrupters.

      • 112 jacquelineoboomer
        March 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

        And looks like this election is bringing out a bunch of ’em!

        Speaking of mischief makers, love the fact Cruz won Idaho. Every time somebody else wins, Trump cannot take it. I don’t like to wish bad things on people, but I like the fact Cruz is really getting to Trump. Neither of them can be President, of course, or we’re doomed.

  37. March 8, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    good night TOD ….

  38. 115 arapaho415
    March 8, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Oooh. I LIKE this idea:

    So does our fav @jonfavs (I think he cc’d his GF, so she must have a crush on Sherrod too — for some reason his voice makes me swoon, and I think it was @lizzieohreally who tweeted that awhile ago, LOL).

    • March 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      The wife just put an axe to any speculation:

      Keep in mind John Kasich would appoint Sen. Brown’s seat too…

      • 117 arapaho415
        March 9, 2016 at 12:10 am

        OK, I can live without Sherrod as VP, but having someone who’s not from the northeast would be a help I think.

        I like Deval Patrick, but he’s from the northeast. Heard others suggest Julian Castro, but don’t know if he’s got enough experience under his belt.

        • March 9, 2016 at 12:28 am

          They made Castro 2012 Keynote & HUD Sec to prep him…. I think O’Malley is a possibility (he was the best Obama surrogate during the 2012 cycle & head of the DGA + 2-term Gov.) ..think former JCOS Mike Mullen may get a look (beloved by the LGBT community + obvious Military component) but I think as of now I would say Sen. Tim Kaine stands out (being fluent in Spanish doesn’t hurt either) ….there are few more that come to mind but it is late I lost my thought process 🙂

        • 119 Betsy
          March 9, 2016 at 1:47 am

          Where’s Tom Perez from? He’d be good.

          • 120 Dudette
            March 9, 2016 at 2:54 am

            See, that’s what I’ve been thinking – Tom Perez. Sherrod Brown wouldn’t be bad, but we need to keep that Senate seat and that won’t happen as long as Governor is a Rethug.

  39. 121 Ladyhawke
    March 8, 2016 at 11:21 pm

  40. March 8, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    it would be a mistake…we need to grow the party…and we need a young Latino on the ticket…Julian Castro would be my choice…

  41. 123 arapaho415
    March 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    For maryl1, upthread:

    Crossing my fingers that this happens (karma, baby):

    • March 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Flint turned away voters from several polling places -they ran out of ballots…

      One state….learn the lessons and as other have said….carry onnn

      • 125 arapaho415
        March 8, 2016 at 11:51 pm

        Dang, looks like Sanders declared winner in Michigan. 😦

        But, we won’t despair:

  42. March 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm

  43. 127 amk for obama
    March 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    It’s a big win for bs in a blue primary state. hillz people need to ante up the game.

    • 128 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Hillary’s had to roll with the punches during this entire primary. She zigs, the electorate zags. Of course, she knows she will have to continue to modify her thrust throughout. The one person who will be steadfast in all of this is Hillary, with her people playing catch-up.

    • 129 arapaho415
      March 8, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      See LP’s comment to me upthread re: Indie voters in Michigan primary.

      Also see Dan Pfeiffer’s tweet (posted in response to Maryl1 just a couple of comments earlier).

  44. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    March 8, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Well, Bernie won Michigan. So time for a little regrouping, Hillary! You can do it.

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Bernie came out a while back – before the announcement – to give a statement to the press (no questions) and to thank MI voters and his supporters there. But all of the people at his campaign headquarters in Miami, where he is, are gone for the night – there’s a CNN reporter standing in the room, with no crowd anywhere.

      No celebration. They didn’t expect to win, at least that’s what CNN surmises and the empty rally room is in evidence of, tonight.

      Bernie needs to do his own regrouping, of course.

    • 132 COS
      March 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      How many delegates does HRC get?

      • 133 jacquelineoboomer
        March 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

        I didn’t see the figures yet, but I think I heard earlier they are going to split them in half? She’s way ahead, in any event.

        • 134 COS
          March 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

          Great. Sanders’ wins are bitter sweet, because he is still behind HRC while she is adding to her lead.

          • 135 jacquelineoboomer
            March 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm

            I don’t think he thought he’d win MI, that’s for sure.

            • March 9, 2016 at 7:15 am

              When I looked on Sunday, I thinkNaate Silver had Clinton up by double digits. Independents did it. I wonder if Dem turn out was low.

              • 137 jacquelineoboomer
                March 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

                Not sure about turnout. So many people could take “either/or” with them, and that hurts turnout! It shouldn’t, but it does. I voted but I’m certainly not FIRED UP like in ’08! 🙂

                • March 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

                  I’m not fired up in the same way, but I am passionate about defending what President Obama has accomplished and I know you are too! And, I am getting excited about seeing a highly competent woman attain this position. My daughter is 30 and I know this means a lot to her too. 2008 was a once in a lifetime experience. I feel better about Clinton than I ever thought I would. I’m sorting out the real concerns I have from the years of Republican lies and smears. I do have concerns but they aren’t nearly as strong as the ones I have about any of the other candidates. I also remember that there is NO ONE in my mind who will ever measure up to President Obama, and it’s unfair of me to condemn them for not reaching that high standard! 😀

                  • 139 jacquelineoboomer
                    March 9, 2016 at 1:58 pm

                    I’m mostly with you on all of that, and I’m definitely with you on your last sentence! Wouldn’t be fair! 🙂

                • March 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

                  And Sanders and his merry supporters are actually driving me to be more fired up about Clinton all the time!

      • 141 arapaho415
        March 9, 2016 at 12:06 am

        GE COS.

        @cbsradionews said that HRC and Bernie will split Michigan delegates.

  45. March 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Can’t believe I’m posting this, but a broken clock is……

  46. March 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Well even though Hillary lost, the lovely pictures of FLOTUS puts a smile on my face.

    • 145 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Our First Lady would put a smile on just about anybody’s face! She also gets more gorgeous by the minute. Enjoy it all, bella!

  47. March 8, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    The polls were way off in Michigan bc the republicans crossed over to vote for sanders. Like in NH.
    The nafta deal her husband signed was a poison pill…
    And yet that’s a republican proposal without the protections that this president put in.
    She might have to put him on the ticket…

    • 147 jacquelineoboomer
      March 8, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      There’s also a claim – who knows – that some Democrats, who are Hillary supporters and figured she had it locked in, went over to the dark side and voted against Trump in the RWNJ column. We’ll really never know, except anecdotally.

    • March 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      I think the fact that Sanders voted against the auto bailout would have been a bigger factor except it came out in the debate just before the primary so it hadn’t really had a chance to circulate and penetrate. I grew up in Detroit, my father worked for Chrysler, most of my friends’ families worked for one of the Big Three or one of the smaller industries that supported them. We used to get the new car model brochures every year and pore over them. It was what we lived and breathed. I remember driving to school one morning as they were debating the bill, and it looked like it might not pass. I couldn’t conceive of the enormity of having no American car industry anymore. I couldn’t believe people wouldn’t vote to rescue such a huge, iconic, and vital industry. ( realize other types of industry have disappeared from this county; this was the one that was close to me.). I was so relieved when it passed and really our governor has been so terrible that it was the auto recovery that has driven job growth in Michigan.I think when that sinks in it will take the shine of Sanders and off the idea that a bill has to be perfect to be passed.

  48. 154 amk for obama
    March 9, 2016 at 12:03 am

    gopolitico sez it’s 63-63 even split in MI delegates


  49. March 9, 2016 at 12:06 am

    One State will not make us cower in fear….we will readjust…and …revamp….because failing is not an option…..The Struggle continues and we must win…… Booooooooooooooooooooooyahhhhhhh!!

  50. March 9, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Good night everyone…wayyyyyy past my BT

  51. 161 arapaho415
    March 9, 2016 at 12:21 am

    This is why MSM’s relentless focus on polls is so ridiculous — which apparently do not apply to states with open primaries.

  52. 162 4morefor44
    March 9, 2016 at 12:30 am

    it’s one state. next! hillary increased her delegate lead tonight, therefore she won the night. and i don’t even really like her and her husband, but that’s the fact!

  53. March 9, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Politico updated and now have Hillary with more delegates 67-65. I can’t figure that, but maybe they are pledged supers. Add the 28-1 from MS and she comes out with an expanded delegate lead of 29. http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president?lo=ut_d1

    • 164 donna dem 4 obama
      March 9, 2016 at 1:00 am

      It’s more of a psychological win than anything else for him. He was never going to make a dent in her delegate lead with today’s primaries. This win is basically about giving him reason to stay in the fight. The media will stoke fear that she can’t finish him off which is the narrative they were dying to have and now he has reason to continue to make this about her vs his policy. Not to mention that his followers have bragging rights for another week and will probably raise him a ton more in money tonight.

  54. 165 jacquelineoboomer
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  55. 166 Dudette
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  57. 168 Dudette
    March 9, 2016 at 2:17 am

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    March 9, 2016 at 2:28 am

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    March 9, 2016 at 2:31 am

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    March 9, 2016 at 2:36 am

  63. 179 mophene
    March 9, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Don’t even bother trying to understand what happened in Michigan tonight. Consider this, George Wallace won the Dem primary in 1972, years later Jesse Jackson won. Lot’s of people cross over to wreck havoc in Dem and GOP primaries. The GOP are so desperate, even I received a robo call begging me to vote for Kasich. I almost did, because I thought Hillary had it in the bag. Glad I didn’t listen to the polls. The last time I checked Hillary was down by 30k. Every vote counts! On the upside, Democratic enthusiasm looks damn good.

    Signing out from the big D in MI

  64. March 9, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  65. March 9, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Good morning, rikyrah! You’re Shi early, the worm hasn’t even gotten up yet!

  66. 185 No Child Left Behind
    March 9, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Don’t listen to them because in primaries and caucuses, they are voting for him!

  67. 186 No Child Left Behind
    March 9, 2016 at 7:27 am


  68. 187 No Child Left Behind
    March 9, 2016 at 7:29 am

  69. 189 No Child Left Behind
    March 9, 2016 at 7:35 am

  70. 191 globalcitizenlinda
    March 9, 2016 at 7:41 am


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