120 Responses to “Barack To The Future: 2016 President Obama Calls 2008 David Plouffe”

  1. 1 sherijr
    July 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I love that video, I so needed the lols.. love the end “change we can believe in”

  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

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  4. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

  5. July 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    • 14 Don
      July 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      So this is the hill in which the Cleveland Police Department is going to make their stand? By all means lets protect the GOP Convention, lets make sure nothing happens there, fuck the gun violence that’s taking place in communities across the country.

      • 15 desertflower
        July 17, 2016 at 4:07 pm

        We are on the same page. My first thought. What about all the communities BEFORE THIS?? Crickets…..

        So America….How’s those thoughts and prayers working out for ya?

    • July 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm

  6. July 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  7. July 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    WOWOWOW, their own governor won’t support them…..

  8. 21 arapaho415
    July 17, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    GA TODville.

    Apparently the heat is going to be turned up this week (not just in Cleveland) — apparently there’s gonna be a coast-to-coast heat wave lasting several days. 😦

    Continuing on the #BatonRouge police/sheriff shooting…

    And abominably, Paul “starving granny eyes” Ryan had the gall to tweet this,

    to which Meta replied:


  9. 24 jackiegrumbacher
    July 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    In no other country in the world would openly carrying assault weapons on city streets be permitted! This is insanity and a gun industry and its lobbying arm run wild. It cannot be anyone’s ‘constitutional’ right to carry assault weapons anymore than it is a right to purchase an armored tank and run through the streets crushing pedestrians. We have to stop this if we hope to have any future for our children and grandchildren. We must make “opposing” gun restrictions so toxic that politicians don’t dare vote against it. Whatever it takes, whatever we have to do, we have to do it before it’s too late.

  10. July 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    • 26 Don
      July 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Yep, you cannot have it both ways, you cannot look the other way when Tamir Rice is shot down in a playground while playing with a toy gun in an open carry state. You cannot say “oh well” when Philando Castile is shot down in his car when he has a licensed firearm on his hip in an open carry state. Either we all are allowed to exercise our right to open carry or we are not, the open carry law cannot be selective in how it is applied.

  11. 28 No Child Left Behind
    July 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    OH Police wants to suspend “open and carry” during the GOP convention but allow “open and carry” other times? I don’t get it. Who are the police protecting?

  12. July 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    POTUS will make a statement about BatonRouge shootings at 4:30 p.m.

  13. 35 Nena20409
    July 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm

  14. 36 Nena20409
    July 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

  15. July 17, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Right wing haters will blame President Obama and Black Live Matter. But the blame lies with the NRA and those politicians who are in the hip pocket of the NRA. Every and any kind of nut has not business with these assault weapons. And it’s the Republicans fault who have been pushing this conceal carry weapons.

  16. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2016 at 4:23 pm


  17. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    • 41 desertflower
      July 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Pretty much puts a point on the lie that these guns are needed “for protection”. They are needed to kill. Period.

  18. 42 arapaho415
    July 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  19. July 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      July 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm


  20. 46 desertflower
    July 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm

  21. 48 desertflower
    July 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Where we’re headed?

  22. 49 desertflower
    July 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Right up there with ” thoughts and prayers” .

    • 50 Obama Grandmama
      July 17, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Seems to me that if the person with hate in his heart did not have a gun in his hands it would be harder for him to enact a crime that harmed and killed the masses who have a constitutional right for a chance to live a happy life.

  23. July 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    My Newsweek article about right wing militia groups I posted up thread is spot on.
    Mentions sovereign citizen
    That this shooter was a part of:

    Sovereign citizen is a term used to refer to a political movement which grew out of a belief in government abuses of power. Members often refuse to hold social security cards or driver’s licenses and avoid using zip codes.

  24. 57 desertflower
    July 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm

  25. July 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    From Tim Wise:

    Tim Wise

    Heads up…someone has created a FAKE Facebook page for Gavin Long, the apparent shooter of the police today in Baton Rouge. The only posts on it — including one in which he criticizes the killing of Alton Sterling and says that “cops hunt us on the daily” — were created today, after he was already dead, not on the days shown on the posts (there’s a time stamp that proves it right next to the claimed date of the post). Someone is clearly trying to suggest that he was motivated by anti-cop hatred and the movement for police accountability/Black Lives Matter. We have no idea what his motives were. But the page is fake. Interestingly, it says he worked for a site called Newsball Inc. which is a pro-Trump website. Makes me wonder if the person who faked this account might work there and forgot to scrub that little detail from their profile as they were creating this fake one, perhaps to smear the movement? Don’t know for sure, but it makes very little sense otherwise…

    • July 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      It seems that CNN is being duped by this Facebook page. Original reports from joy reed was he was a member of anti government group.
      Now he’s a anti police group and a black make that hated the police???
      CNN is going with the black make hate group
      Joy reed says its anti government group?
      Does anybody have a clue in the media?

  26. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    July 17, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I live in an open-carry state and a place where the republican-dominated state legislature has made gun ownership so easy.

    just this Friday morning, rush-hour traffic could not use a freeway near to me because some motorist got angry and shot another to death due to a verbal exchange about driving. the shooter got away from the scene and has not yet been identified to date. the free way remained closed for most of the morning as homicide investigators took over the scene if the crime.

    yes, mine is the same state that is going to host the rnc hate-fest starting tomorrow.

    of course the governor has just refused to suspend open carry;

    his true reasons for this decision are two:
    – because in his little mind, he still thinks that he could be called out at the convention as the gop savior;

    – and at the same time he is laying the ground work to run for president again in 4 years;

    kasich is one arrogant bastard and rightwinger who falsely convinced many people that he is a moderate gopper

    • 61 99ts
      July 17, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Saw the governor’s reply – trying to blame federal law for what he has wrought. Funny that they can ban the guns/ call out the national guard when there is a protest in progress but cannot do it now because laws.

  27. July 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    this is the computer era. they should be telling us everything they know about him. they have to know already. was it is his car? when did he leave Missouri? what about the weapon he used? legally purchased? did he have a license to carry the weapon?

  28. July 17, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  29. July 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    So… Is he black and anti police? Or is he anti government and white?
    CNN says he’s black and anti police…?
    I don’t know what’s going on? Both sides blaming each other.
    Shit needs to stop!

  30. 65 No Child Left Behind
    July 17, 2016 at 6:07 pm

  31. 66 No Child Left Behind
    July 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      July 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm


  32. 68 No Child Left Behind
    July 17, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  33. 69 No Child Left Behind
    July 17, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Good riddance.

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  36. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    July 17, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    i say this again:

    – initial reports often have errors;

    – people need to pause and wait for the facts to come out;

    – errors in reporting can cause harm to others who are falsely identified as suspects;

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  39. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    More than half – about 55 percent – of the residents of Baton Rouge are black. From the link:

    “Black officers made up just 30 percent of the Baton Rouge police force in 2013, the last year data were available, even though black residents comprised 55 percent of the city’s population, according to a review of federal data last year by Governing magazine.

    “Baton Rouge is among just six majority-black cities with populations over 100,000 that have majority-white police forces, according to a WWL-TV analysis of 269 police jurisdictions compiled by Governing.

    “Of 13 majority-black cities in the U.S., only Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Cleveland, Mobile, Montgomery and Shreveport failed to have a majority-black police force. And among them, Baton Rouge’s 25-percentage-point disparity between the share of black officers and black citizens was the largest, WWL-TV determined.”


  40. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  41. July 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Good afternoon TOD!

    So, I see that ‘a good guy with gun’ decided to start shooting … Open Carry Cleveland + Mega-Hate from TP should be quite a bloody scene … for real ….

    As long as folk profit handsomely from the sale of assault weapons and ammo this problem ain’t going away and yet NO ONE focuses on the root cause – those PROFITING from the slaughter.

    #FollowTheMoney has never ever been more pertinent than to the militarization of literally hundreds of millions of Americans …

    Please stay safe TOD … back to work

  42. 88 JER
    July 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm

  43. July 17, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  44. 90 globalcitizenlinda
    July 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I will never understand the justification for “honor killings”.

    it is just plain fratricide or homicide clocked in whatever justification

  45. July 17, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    So, since they can’t have a mugshot of the shooter – cause, they don’t have a record on him..

    they’re gonna pimp the death of the BLACK Officer.

    yeah, ok.

    Uh huh.

  46. July 17, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Seriously …


    … now, back to work …

  47. July 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  48. 94 amk for obama
    July 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    the ‘founding fathers’ must be spinning in their colletive graves how their definition of freedom turned into freedumb in murka.

  49. July 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Is This the Real Joe or did someone kidnap him and replace him with someone else

  50. July 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    It’s been awhile since I wrote President Obama. I suffer no delusions that he has ever read or will ever read one of my letters, but HOPE being what it is, I keep trying 🙂



    17 July 2016

    Dear President Obama,

    From my perspective, the Weapons Problem in America will never be solved until folk focus on the root cause.

    The root cause is ‘hiding in plain sight,’ btw.

    ‘Follow the Money’ has never, ever been better advice than in the case of anyone serious about curing the epidemic of massive weaponization of American Citizens.

    Ask yourself, who profits most from and controls the organs of Hate & Fear?

    The Weapons Profiteers, that’s who.

    The Weapons Profiteers have literally developed a way to print massive amounts of money via a meticulously crafted positive feed back loop (formal sense of the term).

    The more hate – the more guns and ammo sold.

    The more fear – the more guns and ammo sold.

    The more dead from guns – the more guns and ammo sold.

    The more folk walking the streets with an assault weapon – the more guns and ammo sold.

    The ONLY way to solve the problem, Mr President, is to make the sale of assault weapons and ammo unprofitable except for sales to the US Military, the State National Guard, and State and local police.

    Several legal instruments to effect that change are obvious.

    But, in the interest in saving as many lives as possible, I suggest you focus on one specific action. Eliminate ALL profit margins from the sale of weapons and ammo to the US Military for ANY company that sells their weapon and ammo, either directly or indirectly, to civilians.

    Happy to discuss other instruments with you, if you’d like, but they are so obvious that I’m sure you will have already thought of them as you read this letter.

    Thank you for 7+ years of the best Presidency the Nation has ever experienced,

  51. July 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    What would happen if police refuse to patrol area outside of Republican Convention.

  52. July 17, 2016 at 8:27 pm


  53. July 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Ok, been to msnbc, cnn, cbs, nyt, washington post. Only one pic of him at CBS, and it’s a screengrab.

    NOBODY has posted his Marine Picture.

  54. 105 amk for obama
    July 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  55. 106 amk for obama
    July 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    completely unaware narcissist.

  56. 107 amk for obama
    July 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm

  57. 108 amk for obama
    July 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  58. July 17, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    • 110 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Yet a great many white people are absolutely certain that “white privilege” dosn’t exist.

  59. 111 desertflower
    July 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Cleveland Plain Dealer site might come in handy this week


  60. 113 desertflower
    July 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm



    CLEVELAND – New York-based artist Spencer Tunick sought just 100 women to pose nude at a photo shoot Sunday morning to protest the Republican National Committee’s convention in Cleveland. More than 1,700 volunteered.

    Why would so many women want to shed their clothes at daybreak and hold large, circular mirrors overhead?

  61. July 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm

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  63. July 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    wow…this is getting just too deep….

  64. July 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

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