The President’s Day







President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speak to the media during a news conference








President Brack Obama speaks during a meeting with law enforcement officials in the Eisonhower Executive Office Building





146 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. July 22, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    These two guys really like each other.

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      July 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Congrats, Meta! My husband and I ran away to the movies to see Star Trek Beyond since checking for the promised text message every few minutes was driving us nuts. I was hoping for Perez but totally understand HRC’s thinking on wanting Kaine. Moving on; moving forward together!

  2. July 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Tim Kaine’s original campaign sign when he ran for Gov.

  3. July 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  4. 5 4morefor44
    July 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I really wanted senator warren, but al giordano is helping me come around. great story starts here:

  5. July 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Good evening, TOD.

    ❤ this! "If you are a Person of Color (POC), you have enough on your plate! It’s not your job to educate white people about privilege, racism, and what’s really going on in the world. If a white person is filling your social media with white nonsense – anything from overt racism to well-intentioned problematic statements – tag us and a white person will come roundup our own. …"

  6. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I think that sometime we forget because Hillary is a white woman that she is a minority as well. Her candidacy as well as potentially her Presidency will be historic for this country. Women have fought and continue to fight twice as hard as our male counterparts in all aspects of life. Hillary will make a great historic President.

    With that said, I understand the disappointment that some of us feel about her picking “just another white male” as her VP pick. I do believe that her main criteria for this pick was resume. She takes this job really seriously and wants the most competent person she knows to share this position with her. The thing that disappoints me and should disappoint us all the most is that as much as we are all proud that PBO became the 1st AA President we still really lack minorities in high places that have long resumes and would be ready on day one to ascend to a high office position such as this.

    Just think about this….we have two AA US Senators. African Americans make up 13 percent of this country but we are represented by 2 percent of the Senators in this country. Latinos/Hispanics have 3 Representatives in the US Senate. 3 percent representation in the Senate when they make up 17 percent of the population in this country. We have NO AA Governors and ONE Hispanic Governor. President Obama has done a wonderful job of putting minorities in his cabinet and the Supreme Court but their resume in the positions they now hold don’t compete with their white counterparts. We need to give more minorities the opportunity to showcase their talents. We don’t appear to be ready because the opportunities have only recently been afforded us. This is something that the DNC and DGA really needs to make a priority. We need to groom a great diverse group of leaders that can one day govern this country with the same competence that President Obama has.

    • 15 FoxfireTX
      July 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      I would really like to see the gov appoint an AA woman or Latina woman to replace him assuming they win in November.

    • July 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Almost a certainly a 3rd with Kamala Harris, and don’t count out the Castro brothers that both being groomed. All that being said, I agree with your sentiments, Donna.

      • 17 FoxfireTX
        July 22, 2016 at 9:27 pm

        The problem with the Castro brothers is TX. I think it is going to be at several more cycles before this state ever turns blue or even purple. It’s not for lack of population, it’s trying to get Latinos registered and willing to vote. That may be improving with Trump as the GOP nominee but it has been a huge struggle in the past. And honestly we have a horrible, dysfunctional Dem party in this state.

    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      July 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Donna, I think Hillary will continue what PBO has started in grooming AA leaders. Her cabinet will represent America and so will her Supreme Court justices. I believe she’s worked for the presidency in the hopes that she could help expand opportunities for everyone. In that important aspect, she will definitely be President Obama’s heir.

    • 19 purpleshoesla
      July 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      ” We have NO AA Governors and ONE Hispanic Governor. President Obama has done a wonderful job of putting minorities in his cabinet and the Supreme Court but their resume in the positions they now hold don’t compete with their white counterparts. We need to give more minorities the opportunity to showcase their talents. We don’t appear to be ready because the opportunities have only recently been afforded us.This is something that the DNC and DGA really needs to make a priority. We need to groom a great diverse group of leaders that can one day govern this country with the same competence that President Obama has.”

      ALL THIS! This is my great concern as well. The small inroads our illustrious Prez has made to actually REFLECT the melting pot under the purported big tent of the Dem Party in his administration will be quickly erased by reverting to back to business as usual politics.

    • July 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you, Donna. This is my disappointment in a nutshell, and it’s profound. By choosing a white guy, it pretty much guarantees it could be decades before a Latino or another Black ascends to the highest office. I know anything can happen, but I’m just saying. It’s also something Dan Pfeiffer mentioned at the end of their 1600 podcast today. He said the Democratic Party needs to think about building the party beyond the Obama-Clinton era and his preference for Perez or Booker was really about that. So I’m feeling let down that HRC didn’t feel the urgency of that. HOWEVER, that is not to say I will not go forward with an open mind and work hard to make sure we keep the WH, take back the Senate and make inroads in the House. I’m a lifelong Democrat who’s not about to risk anything based on my feelings at the moment.

      • July 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm

        I also have to confess that seeing a photo of Clinton and Kaine together, it really hit me like a ton of bricks that we’re going back to a WHITE White House. So I guess I’m also feeling some grieving about that after these glorious years with PBO and FLOTUS, who have brought such a wealth of multicultural events and staff and family and awareness to the WH that came from their HEARTS, from who they are.

        • 22 MightyPamela
          July 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm

          I know, {{{ meta }}}, me too, as I was washing up after dinner, my exact thoughts and feelings. And disappointment. It has all been so rich and powerful, so much intelligence, visionary thinking, never EVER dull. Honored we saw, we recognized, we actively and enthusiastically walked the walk. Let us all stay open to a continued and diverse awareness of human and planetary need, or there will be no future.

          • 24 purpleshoesla
            July 22, 2016 at 11:09 pm

            This. I just said on the prior thread that my hope is what people take away from this once in a lifetime presidency, is the empowerment our illustrious president has attempted to instill in all of us; namely that we be truly engaged and active citizens/participants in our own democracy and relentlessly push all of our leaders and representatives to excellence, competence, integrity, diversity! at all times; to reflect ALL OF US and ALL THAT IS GREAT of US. From time to time I’ve seen posts here that we don’t/didn’t deserve this President. And I have to fervently disagree. He has shown us what we in fact DO DESERVE and that it is POSSIBLE. We the People deserve presidencies like his more on the regular and less once in a lifetime. IT’S ON US. STAY WOKE.

  7. 26 4morefor44
    July 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    this “reporter” is one of the worst republican propagandists out there today, but if this is true, and seeing his background it could be, then i can get excited for kaine:

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      July 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Me, too. Truthfully, Kaine has a Jesuit connection (the missionary trip to Honduras as a young man) … and since I’m Irish and always looking for omens, I’m thinking the Pope’s a Jesuit, he and President Obama are made out of similar cloth (in my opinion), both came on the scene just when we needed them, so maybe Kaine’s arrival as the VP choice is following a pattern that will benefit our country, just when we need it.

      And if you followed that, you’ll know a little about my brain. Ha!

      • 28 arapaho415
        July 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        GE JO’B.

        Fired up (but wilting from the heat — see downthread).

        Love this tidbit about Kaine. Have the utmost respect for Jesuit teachings (though know zero about the Catholic region) — regardless of what you think of Jerry Brown, he has walked the walk by caring about his constituents and our planet (he got so much flack in the 1970s because of “Spaceship Earth,” but it’s true — we’re all in this together.

        Speaking of the Earth and climate change, a notable tweet about UK PM last Saturday (which seems like a long time ago, LOL):

        • 29 99ts
          July 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

          Hottest July day ever (since records) in my world yesterday. Today much the same

        • 30 4morefor44
          July 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm

          yes indeed about jerry brown. i remember him working with mother teresa and frequently bringing up his jesuit training. kaine makes a big deal about this too i see. for them “mission” means doing actual work in remote destitute places, unlike a mormon “mission” which means just marketing their cult and nothing more. jesuit teaching is a big plus for me on a resume!

          • 31 4morefor44
            July 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm

            don’t mean to offend any mormons here, and if more happens on their missions than simply trying to market the religion, please educate me. and i apologize for using the word “cult.” i’ve been trying to stop doing that.

      • 32 jackiegrumbacher
        July 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        JO’B, I took hold of the thread and followed you through this thought sequence. I think you’re on to something.

      • July 22, 2016 at 9:53 pm

        This reminds me of Jerry Brown, our great Governor, who as you may know was also a Jesuit and he was planning on becoming a priest but left after 3 years of study.

        • 34 jacquelineoboomer
          July 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm

          Yes, I’d forgotten Jerry’s background – in my mind, they’re the “deep thinkers” and just great people!

      • 35 globalcitizenlinda
        July 22, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        this catholic, educated by missionary Irish Nuns and very familiar with the Jesuit, followed your reasoning and i concur;

        i am just a little disappointed that you, the number 1 VP Biden fan, did not see a way to include him in this line of your reasoning; you are “slacking dear sister;

        • 36 jacquelineoboomer
          July 22, 2016 at 11:52 pm

          You are so right, my dear. Maybe because I first think of VP Biden, including him in all of my reasoning (Ha!), and then proceed with everything else. I will try to do better! 🙂

      • 37 nathkatun7
        July 23, 2016 at 1:59 am

        I agree with you, J’OB. I also remember that Tim Kaine was one of the first elected official to recognize the special young Senator from Illinois who he endorsed. At the time most pundits were absolutely certain that Hillary Clinton would be the nominee. Kudos to Hillary for not keeping a grudge.

    • July 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Tim Kaine was one of the finalists for VP choice in 2008. Let’s not forget that. President Obama respects and likes him a lot.

    • July 23, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Tim Kaine seems to come from that strong Catholic social justice orientation. He was a civil rights attorney when he got out of law school and been a strong advocate for the poor. He attends a Catholic parish that is majority AA.

  8. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Planted this (backgrounder on Tim Kaine from 2005) on previous thread, and now that I’ve fully read it, I shall plant it here – with a recommendation to check it out:


  9. 42 amk for obama
    July 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    case closed.

  10. 43 FoxfireTX
    July 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Saw a couple of comments floating around that i thought were interesting.
    1. Apparently Kaine and PBO are very close. He was the first governor to endorse PBO and he did a lot of work on getting the votes for the Iran deal. So this is viewed as someone who can form the bridge between the two administrations.
    2. Podesta told her (which I think is great advice), pick someone who you will be happy to see every time s/he walks into the room. She clearly is looking at him for governing, and knowing the battles she has ahead of her she needs someone like this. I mentioned the other day, I think HRC is a little over confident on how she will work with this Congress, even if we flip the Senate. It still will not be a filibuster proof 60 and I think the Rs have gotten much worse and will continue to be worse than when she was in the Senate.

    In any event, IMO this was personal to her and I was and am prepared to support Kaine.

    • 44 amk for obama
      July 22, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      pick someone who you will be happy to see every time s/he walks into the room.

      great point. I bet kenyan and uncle joe yak it up all the time.

      and dumbya was prolly peeing in his pants whenever darth wanted to see hm.

  11. 46 GGAIL
    July 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Here we go! Clinton/Kaine all the way!

  12. July 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    My hope and dark-horse pick for Sen. Kaine’s replacement by Gov. Terry Mcauliffe is former congressman Tom Perriello

    Read this from a former Bernie supporter and with personal knowledge of Tim Kaine:

    “Like a lot of Virginians, I’ve had to chuckle a bit at the way Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has been portrayed since rising to the top of Secretary Clinton’s VP short list. Apparently, the gods of conventional wisdom have decided Kaine is a “boring,” “safe,” “centrist” pick whose “DINO” positions may make him anathema to the Sanders base. Oh really? Because I can assure you as a native Virginian, this caricature doesn’t at all fit the man I’ve watched over nearly 20 years. In fact, the consistent knock on him in every election in Virginia has been that he was too liberal! This was such an issue that when Kaine was elected Lieutenant Governor under Mark Warner in 2001, Warner used their first joint press conference to distance himself from the controversial, left-leaning Kaine. So before you allow the national media topline and Kaine’s status as a white Southern man to lull you into a quick judgment, here are a few things you should know about why this Bernie broad loves Tim Kaine.

    Kaine is the son of a welder who graduated from a Jesuit high school, flew through University of Missouri and then landed at Harvard Law. While his classmates were hanging out in Cambridge fielding offers from big firms, Kaine took a year off to do mission work in Honduras where he worked with young boys growing up in brutal poverty. The year abroad left him fluent in Spanish and with a deep commitment to using his Harvard law degree for the public good. After law school he made good on his commitment to service and rather than cashing in on his degree, spent much of his legal career fighting against housing discrimination. Now you just tell me, does that sound like the bio of a chamber-backed, blue dog, corporate Dem? Ahh but perhaps Kaine abandoned all his lofty principles in a quest for political power in a conservative Southern state! If that’s your concern, perhaps you should just ask the NRA how they feel about Tim Kaine. Here’s how his elections in Virginia typically go: the NRA gives him an F rating, fear mongers about how he’s going to take everyone’s guns, spends massively against him, and then Tim goes on to win anyway. Keep in mind, the NRA is literally headquartered in Virginia. If they are powerful anywhere they are powerful in the Old Dominion but that didn’t stop Kaine from signing an executive order following the Virginia Tech massacre to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. It also didn’t stop him from pushing additional gun control measures as governor like eliminating the gun show loophole and it hasn’t stopped him as Senator from continuing to lead the charge for sensible rules like increased background checks….continued”

  13. 50 arapaho415
    July 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    GE TODville.

    Great info and tweets about Tim Kaine.

    Thanks to everyone (particularly liked the fact that Kaine and PBO’s Dunham side of his family are from the same (!) small Kansas town. Can’t WAIT for PBO (and Josh Earnest) to campaign with HRC and Kaine in El Dorado — getting chills (in 95F heat) just thinking about it.

    Here’s some more #BlastFromThePast:

    From Sep 2010:

    From 1997, Richmond city council (had no idea CSPAN televise city council members, learn something new every day):

  14. 51 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Whoa! 😯

    • 53 COS
      July 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Is Jeff Flake trolling for votes? Isn’t he a Republican? 🙂

      • 54 globalcitizenlinda
        July 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

        yes, he is of the gop;

        but sometimes Flake says some good things;

        he is one of those who endorsed PBO’s Cuba policy and i seem to recall that he was part of the delegation that went there;

        i have also recently heard him being very critical of the gop candidate and reports say he tangled with him during his most recent visit to Capitol Hill;

        we just need to get him to vote with Dems once in a while

      • 55 sjterrid
        July 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm

        He’s not up for election this year. He was elected in 2013, and I really think he detests Donald Trump.

    • July 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Imagine this, a GOP Senator saying something nice about a Dem.

    • July 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      WHOA, indeed. He also spoke out on twitter a couple of days saying people should stop saying HRC should be in jail. I was blown away. He’s not up for election this year so I guess he’s just trying hard to salvage whatever shards are left of his party.

      • 58 arapaho415
        July 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

        GE Meta.

        Despite his jerky kid(s?) — remember a few years ago his son was in litigation about a dog kennel he ran with no air conditioning (in AZ!), he and Gabby Giffords, a Blue Dog Dem, aren’t that far apart on policy.

        Twenty years ago or so, 60 Minutes had a segment on “the perfect US Rep,” and it was about Jeff Flake.

        I think he may have sipped some Tea Party Kool-Aid when he switched from Rep to Senator, but to me he’s been reasonable, not “Hell No!” Boehner or absolutely obstructionist jerk like McTurtle. He threw his whole-hearted support behind the new Cuba policy and is in favor of lifting the embargo. He was also a gentleman and friend to Gabby when she returned to Congress after the Tucson Massacre.

        Long winded way to say he’s one of the few Republicans willing to compromise.

  15. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    July 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  16. July 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  17. 61 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  18. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    • 65 arapaho415
      July 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Love Roanoke, one of the cutest towns I’ve seen, nestled at the foothills of the Appalachia mountains.

      Know I’m in the minority here about “another white male” VP, but if Kaine can get through to white Appalachia voters, that would be so helpful to ensure that the unhinged basketcase who would turn the US into a Putin satellite is soundly defeated in November.

  19. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    July 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    this week in US politics had me pulling out my hair in utter frustration as I got a few glimpses of the gop hate-fest in Cleveland;

    true I had my favorite vp choice but then I remembered that I am not the candidate and I can’t only wish and suggest.

    the choice was always going to be made by Sec HRC because she won the nomination and she has earned the right to choose whomever she wants;

    I am sure that all the other people who were short-listed as potential VP picks will continue to serve in whatever way they choose;

    I also understand that between now and November 8th, the Dem team will have its up and down but I have to give all I can to defeat that bigoted imbecile (I can’t even write his name);

    now, with my Eyes on the Prize, I have on my marching shoes and I am Fired Up and Ready to Go. On to victory!!

  20. 69 4morefor44
    July 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    considering the drama the clintons themselves frequently create for themselves, and the drama people they surround themselves with create, this kaine pick is the “no drama obama” move she could use, i guess. the guy and family seem rock steady. hillary is certainly taking more of an obama approach this time around, and it’s helping her. i’ll never be able to totally excited for her campaign, but she is making some much smarter moves so far.

    • 70 Don
      July 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Spot on, 4morefor44, this version of the Clintons is no drama so far.

    • 71 amk for obama
      July 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      yup. some here were saying why would she leak kaine’s name in advance instead of announcing it herself. methinks it’s deliberate ploy to let all ohnoez, we are all gonna die memes play out and die in advance so that there is much less b&m’ing by convention time.

  21. 72 Don
    July 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I’m starting to get a tingle up my leg from Hillary’s choice for V.P.

  22. July 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    If you want a national landslide, recapture the Senate, and possibly the house…..then these are meaningful:

    RT by Hillary Clinton:

    VA GOP Lt. Gov from 2006-14

  23. July 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Lots of good comments about Kaine on twitter. What stood out to me is this- Loyal member of Obama coalition from the beginning. That means something.

  24. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    July 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  25. July 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  26. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    July 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  27. July 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    VA more electoral votes than Iowa + Nevada:

  28. July 22, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Like I said if you want a landslide….

    All you need to know….on top of being runner-up to then Senator Biden for VP in 08 ahead of the John Edwards

  29. 84 4morefor44
    July 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  30. 85 amk for obama
    July 22, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    bj post

    Yes We Kaine! Yes We Kaine!

  31. July 22, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    GOP is scared add Toomey to the list….I’m sure Collins is next:

    This sums up some people’s apprehension the best:

  32. 89 GGail
    July 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    amk, congratulations to your daughter-unit on her accomplishments! From one parent of a Doctor to another – way to go Pops 🙂

    • 90 amk for obama
      July 22, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks GG. Daughter units (mine and sis’s) keeping the family tradition flying high. Son units, not so much.

  33. July 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    WTF? ……congratulations on winning the election Sen. Kamala Harris!

    Mcauliffe with the middle finger to the Virginia Supreme Court:

    • July 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      For those who continue to say that there is no difference between the parties…exibit A

    • 93 arapaho415
      July 22, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      GE LP.

      There’s a long history of tensions between Blacks and Latinos in the LA area — Latinos have displaced many in formerly Black neighborhoods such as Compton, Watts and municipalities in between.

      Don’t mean to offend any Sanchez fans, but never did like her much. She seems quite shallow and it seems to me that all she knows how to do is whine.

      • July 22, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        Ya, Sanchez is a camera hound. She was decent early in the Obama administration, but after Wiener left she was in a close race with Gabbard & Sherman for being the always available Dem to do a T.V. hit to attack PBO.

  34. July 22, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Via L.A. Times… VP Biden: Kaine ‘will be a strong partner’ for Clinton

    Vice President Joe Biden cheered Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, a choice that could replace the nation’s first Roman Catholic veep with its second. “Tim has proven time and again that he has the skills to lead and to make tough, principled decisions,” Biden said in a statement to The Times. “He shares my belief that when the middle class does well, our country does well.” “He will be a strong partner for Secretary Clinton at home and abroad and his steady hand will continue the trajectory of our economy toward full resurgence,” he added.

  35. 99 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Well, so much the better then! 🙂

  36. July 22, 2016 at 10:45 pm

  37. July 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

  38. July 22, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    • 104 purpleshoesla
      July 22, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Le sigh. And what are they going to do then? Scrap it all together? and replace it with what? Maddening….

      • 105 jacquelineoboomer
        July 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

        I’m gonna wait and see on that. Funny how sometimes minds are changed back after elections. Not saying it’s right – just an observation that it could happen.

        • 106 purpleshoesla
          July 23, 2016 at 1:56 am

          When little piggies start flying perhaps and not a moment before, but I won’t be holding my breath for the change back. Let the triangulation begin… Seeing PBO’s meticulousness in everything he does, him proferring up for consumption any policy that fails ANYTHING does not compute. The real test was for Kaine and he passed. Next.

        • 107 Sandy1110
          July 23, 2016 at 5:41 am

          Agreed. As virulent as the Berners are about opposing TPP, this is probably the best approach to get fence straddlers on board for the GE.

      • July 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

        I’m just scratching my head. I can only just imagine what PBO and Michael Froman are thinking.

  39. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    In case any of the “non-selectees” are hitting the bottle tonight:

  40. 110 vcprezofan2
    July 22, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Don’t wish to taint the joy of Dems moving one step closer to their goal [little happy dancing here], but this may make some of you smirk and I wanted to place it before I headed to bed and forgot.

  41. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    You know … I pretty much consider myself a progressive. In everything. Who the hell are some of these self-designated “super progressives” to imply anybody who doesn’t agree with their every tactic and radical statement isn’t one? Where’s this super progressive party some of them seem to think they have formed, separate and apart?

    We’re all Democrats, some lean left, some lean right, if ya get my drift. No name-calling allowed.

    End of tonight’s mini-rant, brought to you by a card-carrying member of the progressive Democratic Party.

    • 115 COS
      July 23, 2016 at 12:13 am


    • 116 FoxfireTX
      July 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      It’s not just that, it’s the idea that only Bernie’s ideas matter to put you on the progressive spectrum, and that means two issues: income inequality and Wall Street. But for some of us, we are just as if not more so passionate about gun control. That is a huge issue for me, and part of the reason I would never be a Bernie fan. But because Bernie did not push this issue, somehow caring passionately about gun control, or climate change, or women’s reproductive rights, etc etc don’t count. That irritates the hell out of me. I believe every single Dem cares about income inequality, it is a huge issue. But for me, Wall Street reform fell further down the list once Dodd-Frank was passed. Nina Turner was on Rachel tonight saying even if Hillary had selected Elizabeth Warren, not all of his supporters would have voted for her. If that’s the case, what is the point in even trying with these people? Go form your own party where only your ideas and concerns matter. I’ve pretty much had enough of them. I suspect Hillary’s calculation is that she’s got the ones she is going to get, and no matter what she does she won’t get some so let it go. They made huge gains with the Dem platform, but still not enough. They are as bad as the Tea Party, no compromise, all or nothing. Good luck with that.
      End of rant:-)

      • 117 jacquelineoboomer
        July 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

        I respect your rant! I’m also reminded of all the PUMAs of 2008, most of whom came around, so maybe many of the BS people will.

        And – unfortunately, since I was once a big fan – I now just mute Nina Turner when I see her. She’s gone to the “my way or the highway” side. No, thanks. (End of my second mini-rant!)

        • 118 Obama Grandmama
          July 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm

          Boy do I agree with your opinion of Nina Turner! I used to like her, but since she hooked up with Bernie she became a blind, unreasonable and obsessive person I do not wish to listen to.

          • 119 jacquelineoboomer
            July 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

            Hope she gets her wits about her and returns – we need all the fighters we can get, INSIDE the party.

  42. July 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    ….and I’m out

  43. 122 No Child Left Behind
    July 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    The number of people I fall in love it has just increased. Now, I must add Tim Kaine and his wife. Am I a lucky girl?!

  44. 123 sherijr
    July 23, 2016 at 12:08 am

    okay after reading and learning more about Tim Kaine, I do feel better about Hillary’s choice. And as others have stated here: it is Hillary’s choice, she has to be comfortable with her vp. POTUS & VP Biden have shown what a united and loving partnership between a President & his VP looks like and how much better it is for our country. I like Kaine’s past as a civil rights attorney.. and that he’s also a no drama guy.

    • 124 jacquelineoboomer
      July 23, 2016 at 12:56 am

      With you on all that! (It personally took me months to get used to the idea that Hillary would be our nominee – and only one evening to get used to Kaine – I guess that’s called progress!!!)

    • 126 Betsy
      July 23, 2016 at 10:48 am

      For me, the fact that Kaine endorsed then Senator Obama early for the presidency and that they are good friends, is enough to like this pick.

  45. 128 vcprezofan2
    July 23, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Okay people, Good Night and Pleasant Dreams! 🙂 🙂

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

    Good Night, Chips Chica & Master DannyO. Rest well.

    ps: I still miss you heaps and heaps!

  46. 132 HZ
    July 23, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Senator Tim Kaine was in the top tier for VP for POB. Read David Plouffe’s book, The Audacity to Win.(great read). I think Tim Kaine is a great pick, and I will do all that can to work hard for the ticket. The ticket is strong and it is positive and our country will depend on its a win with this ticket for this time in our lives.
    May I say this, please? BS needs to shut up and move forward with us or stand alone and join the screaming choir with DT and others. And Rachel needs to shut the hell up also. HZ

  47. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    July 23, 2016 at 12:38 am

  48. July 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

    #ClintonKaine two warriors set to continue the Obama legacy.

  49. 139 amk for obama
    July 23, 2016 at 1:14 am

  50. 140 amk for obama
    July 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

  51. 141 jacquelineoboomer
    July 23, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Goodnight, TODville, especially Chips and Nerdy, and all the ships at sea!

  52. 142 amk for obama
    July 23, 2016 at 1:16 am

  53. 143 amk for obama
    July 23, 2016 at 1:17 am

  54. 144 jacquelineoboomer
    July 23, 2016 at 1:23 am

    An anti-Trump Republican speaks:

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