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Howdy, President Obama!

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President Barack Obama tries on a cowboy hat from a member of the crowd after speaking at a private Democratic National Convention event at Gilley’s Club in Dallas, Texas

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65 Responses to “Howdy, President Obama!”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    March 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      March 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Somebody probably had to wake him up and tell him there was a primary. Ugh.

    • 3 Judith Fardig
      March 13, 2016 at 12:35 am

      Congrats, No Child! Boehner should have pulled the plug on those Tea Party idiots in his caucus long ago. Maybe they wouldn’t have gotten so emboldened if he had de-fanged them.

  2. 4 No Child Left Behind
    March 12, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    The juxtaposition of my POTUS to the crying face of the former Speaker of the House reveals everything one needs to know about the Republican party.

    Good Evening TODVille.

    Thank you Nerdy!

  3. March 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Love my POTUS. Thank you, Nerdy.

  4. 7 No Child Left Behind
    March 12, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Wow! Young BS was wild.

  5. 14 MightyPamela
    March 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Swagg-ah!!

  6. March 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  7. 16 globalcitizenlinda
    March 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I can see that the man, who jumped the security barricade in Dayton Ohio today, is already out of law enforcement custody.

    he is tweeting from the account in the tweets copied here.

    he is using his tweeter account to answer a few questions and a receiving a few threats from some people.
    i

  8. March 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Got to say the man looks good in a cowboy hat. And I don’t even like cowboy hats. Also that Sanders quote is just creepy. And that’s not the half of it. There are lots of really terrible quotes that could be used. The supporters that I have heard or spoken seem to feel that all his “socialist” quotes will be no big deal to the general public. They vastly underestimate how some of this information will affect people.

  9. March 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

  10. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    March 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Ha. There’s something about our President in a cowboy hat …

  11. 22 JER
    March 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm

  12. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    March 12, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    • 26 desertflower
      March 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      🙂 🙂

    • March 13, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Check-Mate! You go Andrew! Stupid right wingers never bother to think before they spew out ignorant BS!

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        March 13, 2016 at 12:51 am

        That’s right! Check out the tweet I just posted from the head of the NAACP, nath – that’ll put us in the right frame of mind, to keep going. Together. Goodnight.

        • March 13, 2016 at 3:00 am

          Thank you so much, J’OB! It certainly “puts (me) in the right frame of mind, to keep going.” Goodnight and sweet dreams!

          • 30 jacquelineoboomer
            March 13, 2016 at 12:38 pm

            When I was in my early 20s, my dear Mother would always say to me, “You’ve got to keep going.” I’d think to myself, “What the heck is she talking about?” Seemed too simplistic, to me. Keep going? Turns out it was just another one of her pearls of wisdom! Ha. We can never stop learning how to keep on the right path, that’s for sure. I’m still trying. 🙂

  13. March 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Every time I catch a glimpse of the title of this post I think it says “Eric Clapton”.

  14. 35 amk for obama
    March 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    from uninspiring to really, really creepy. 2016 is already a dud.

    • 36 4morefor44
      March 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      when hillary was making it clear she was running, i knew we were all f-ed. left many comments here saying such. now here we are…back to the lesser of two evils game.

      • March 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm

        There is one candidate who is running on the Obama legacy. That’s good enough for me.

        • March 12, 2016 at 11:54 pm

          Me as well, Bill. Truth is, there is going to be a new president. I’ve gotten over my misgivings of HRC as I see her as the most qualified, level-headed. Not in love with her by any means, just don’t want to be ashamed to call this my country. PBO has set the bar high, all the others fall way short of that.

        • 39 4morefor44
          March 13, 2016 at 12:07 am

          sort of running on it. it wasn’t until just recently she’s embraced president obama’s “legacy” more fully, now that she sees a political calculus to do so. if she was facing just a semi-competent republican party right now, instead of the illogical nut cases in the republican party, she wouldn’t stand a chance, since she’s a horrible campaigner/candidate. don’t worry though, i’ll be voting for whoever is the democratic nominee.

          • 40 catrst
            March 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

            I think it is very significant that the Obama Coalition is a driving force propelling Clinton. Remember when Mrs Sanders said that the Obama coalition was a thing of the past? I’m glad not only that Hillary Clinton is standing with the President now but that her campaign has incorporated the same principles of the Obama campaign. I worked on my own with a few friends during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaign for Obama in my rural county and the Democrats just acted ambivalent. I have come to respect them as people and visa versa but lately I’ve seen the light bulbs coming on. They are adapting. Many Obama staffers and volunteers have begun making their mark in the state. The state chair is an Obama veteran and some are running for office. This is another kind of evolution and with Hillary Clinton learning and adopting the respect, empower, include paradigm it will help usher in an even quicker adjustment. Other than the Greenwald/Snowden disappointeds on the fringes of the Dem party who have flocked to Bernie we have another challenge. The hierachical and influenced based old school Democrats have to adjust. They will or they will move over to join other Dixiecrats in the Trump momentum but I’d rather they were gone making way for more people of good will and competence.

        • March 13, 2016 at 12:32 am

          Me to, Bill R! When Hillary seemed to be running against the President I was not enthused, and preferred Martin O’Malley. But now that she has embraced Obama policies, I will work to make sure she is the nominee of our party and the next President.

      • 42 Obama Grandmama
        March 13, 2016 at 1:43 am

        I am sad at the prospect of losing PBO as our best ever Prez. It took me awhile to reconcile to needing to pick someone else.

        First, I really wanted our VP Joe Biden. I was ridin with Biden. When he decided not to run I decided Martin O’Malley had supported PBO’s policies best and showed that he himself walked his talk, a trait that won me over to Obama in the first place.

        When Martin backed out that only left Sanders and Clinton as choices since I do not like any of the GOP policies. I did not like how Hillary ran her 2008 campaign and her hawkish war views and occasional whoppers. But when I looked into Sanders record of twenty-five years in Congress seeing he has had the same pet issues for most of those years and done nothing about it, has not authored or coauthored legislation of any importance till closer to deciding to run for the presidency also when he joined the Democratic Party and has not built alliances to be able to work with I decided I would vote for Hillary in the Primary in spite of what I do not like about her. I will vote for the Democratic candidate whomever it is in the General Election.

        I just hope it is not Sanders vs Trump. I feel they are both extreme Left and Right sides of their respective parties.

  15. March 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I expect that Pres Obama will give a whole hearted endorsement to Hillary Clinton later this month when it becomes even more clear that Sanders has no path to the nomination.. When that happens, maybe the support will coalesce on this site.

    • 47 jacquelineoboomer
      March 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Not sure, but didn’t he say “not during the primary”? You may be right … we shall see soon enough!

    • 50 4morefor44
      March 13, 2016 at 12:12 am

      hillary had no path whatsoever after south carolina in 2008, according to those who paid attention to delegate math. she kept going until june and helped stoked the PUMA thing by doing so, and kept dems from “coalescing” around president obama. yes, let’s hope bernie doesn’t behave the same way hillary did in 2008.

      • 51 COS
        March 13, 2016 at 12:18 am

        I think Sanders will do the same. He is not a very nice old man. As long as he is getting huge crowds, he is not going to withdraw.

    • March 13, 2016 at 12:35 am

      In my opinion, President Obama should wait until Hillary is the nominee of the Democratic Party before endorsing her.

      • 53 jacquelineoboomer
        March 13, 2016 at 12:52 am

        I think he will. The only way I think he’d be endorsing early would be if Joe were to have run.

        Sweet dreams when you get there. I am outta here zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        • March 13, 2016 at 1:25 am

          My view is that Pres Obama will make the timing earlier if he believes a protracted fight harms the chances in the GE. His endorsement will cinch it earlier. He is going to act in a way that gives the best guarantee for a victory in the fall. Bernie is being very divisive at the present and could further divide the party if this contest goes on to the bitter end.

          • March 13, 2016 at 3:21 am

            Bill, you may, or may not, be right about when the Pres. decides to endorse. I respect and trust your political wisdom. One thing that you are absolutely right about is the increasing divisiveness by Bernie and many of his obnoxious supporters. Yesterday, I was in a heated conversation with some of them, but I uncompromisingly reminded them that Bernie is not a Democrat. He has been an Independent throughout his 30+ years in elective office. Once he realized that as an Independent he had zero chance of becoming President, he decided to hijack the Democratic party to achieve his objective. I am a loyal Democrat and I categorically refuse to be used by a candidate who has demonstrated zero loyalty to the Democratic party. I especially refuse to be used by a person who is clearly running against the policies and accomplishments of one the most consequential Democratic president in my lifetime!

            • March 13, 2016 at 11:38 am

              I categorically refuse to be used by a candidate who has demonstrated zero loyalty to the Democratic party. I especially refuse to be used by a person who is clearly running against the policies and accomplishments of one the most consequential Democratic president in my lifetime!

              *************************

              AMENNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

  16. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    March 13, 2016 at 12:02 am

    • 58 Betsy
      March 13, 2016 at 1:27 am

      This white woman will join her black sisters and brothers in humanity and will be crying buckets on January 20, 2017. I will miss the way he speaks to us as though we are adults; how he uses history in all of his speeches; how he inspires us to listen to our better angels and oh so much more. 😦

    • 59 Obama Grandmama
      March 13, 2016 at 1:52 am

      Just for the record this Native American/White elder will be more than sad but proud when our President leaves office. There are many besides AAs that will be sorry to see him leave office.

  17. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    March 13, 2016 at 12:47 am

    This is beautiful, from the head of the NAACP. And if he can cap off the night with such uplifting thoughts, then I guess we can. I’ll take hope over hopelessness any night. Sweet dreams, TODville.

  18. March 13, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Good morning TOD!

    My ‘tweet for the day’ ….

    #LetGirlsLearn

    Hope everyone has a pleasant Sunday ….

    #TrustBarack

  19. March 13, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Yes, education matters. And, that is why tyrants, despots, demagogues …. do everything possible to keep as many people uneducated and afraid.

  20. March 13, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Racism IS the GOP …. for a very, very long time ….


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