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  1. July 28, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    • July 28, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Most of the phony polls you see coming out from the networks weight a hugely disproportionate Independent vote, sometimes equal or more. So this may be much more realistic.

      • 3 jackiegrumbacher
        July 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        Meta, if you’re doing a state poll and don’t get the registration statistics, everything you do is bogus, as you know. It’s just lazy and fraudulent to make up the numbers. PA is a majority Dem state thanks to Phillie, Pittsburgh and other urban areas like Scranton, Reading, Lancaster City and Harrisburg.

        • July 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

          Yes, thanks. Unfortunately, the media desire for clicks and profit has infiltrated polling agencies. Most of them are not worth a cent. And besides, as we all know all too well, there is only ONE poll that makes a bit of difference and that’s the voting booth at your local polling place.

  2. 5 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  3. 9 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  4. 10 Don
    July 28, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    In the world of politics there are now only two states; before Obama, and after Obama. BO, and AO.

  5. July 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 😆

  6. July 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Fabulous coverage for the Convention, TOD.
    You all are the best.
    A national treasure.

  7. 14 Don
    July 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I think the straw that will break the camel’s back is when word leaks out that Trump uses a penis pump.

  8. 17 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm

  9. 19 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    • 20 desertflower
      July 28, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Mixed up?? Stupidest reason ever. What does that even MEAN? That’s not a reason for ANYTHING!

      • 21 0388jojothecat
        July 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm

        I guess this could be considered “Black Privilege”, where you can ignore or discard all those that paved a way for you and your parents from their fight for the right to vote, live anywhere, love anyone (before 1967 Loving vs VA it was illegal to “get mixed”), get a mortgage anywhere you wanted (red lining), or be a successful entertainer and be on television without being discriminated against. Now that he and others who think like him, do not give their success a 2nd thought as long as they have “fans” of all races who make them rich by buying their music and watching them on teevee, he thinks this is just normal and he did this all on his own.

    • 22 Dudette
      July 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      There will always be willfully ignorant people. Some are famous. Some aren’t. Some think they are.

    • 23 Don
      July 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Ugh! What the fuck is he even talking about? The sheer ignorance is stunning, he’s intellectually lazy. He doesn’t want to know shit, he doesn’t care to know shit. He should at least care about the very people that buy his music. People died trying to gain the right to vote so that this little shit can spout nonsense. Shit like this pisses me off more than anything, people like this think that there was no sacrifice made so that they could have the opportunity to do what they do. The speed at which someone like this can flippantly throw away their right to vote. This motherfucker is a traitor to the very people that laid down their life for him. FUCK YOU BOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • July 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Bow Wow sounds like an idiot.

  10. 29 arapaho415
    July 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    GM TODville.

    Thanks NerdyW for the new thread — we’ve been keeping you hopping, can’t contain ourselves over last night, which was amazing, historic, emotional, absolutely everything. 🙂

    To answer Propane Jane’s question posted by VC from previous thread:

    Definitively answered by Presidential Historian:

  11. 30 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  12. 31 Judith Fardig
    July 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Morning, TOD. Still basking in Obama Biden love from last night. I truly wish Chelsea and Hillary the best for tonight, but no one can move my heart like the poetic & brilliant Obamas and honest Bidens.

    • 32 mtmarilyn
      July 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I agree Judith, last night was such a emotional high. I do think they will do great but we won’t have the same emotional attachment to them. I know we will end on a good note.

      • July 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm

        I totally agree Judith and Marilyn. I sobbed like a baby last night watching Joe and the President and watched them both twice. I may watch them again this weekend because I was so moved.

  13. 35 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm


    Ashley Judd:

    “I’ve known Donald for 15, 17 years? I’m friends with someone who married into the family. Anyway, I would bump into him at the U.S. Open, for example, and I think I can say the amount of time he has spent looking at my chest rather than my face is proportional to his insanity and functionality,” she said.

    “If I may, this is what it’s like to talk to Donald Trump.” Judd stopped and stared pointedly at my chest. “He’s a chest gazer, a breast gazer, let’s be more specific—and, referring to the person who at that time was married into the family, he just sexualized her. ‘Doesn’t she look great? Doesn’t she look—?’ He’s just revolting.”

  14. 36 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    When is the first debate? I can’t wait!

    • 37 Judith Fardig
      July 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Really doubt if Trump will show up for any. Maybe the GOP will replace him in an outraged coup after this Putin fiasco.

      • 38 Don
        July 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm

        You might be onto something, Judith, Trump might back out of the debates. I wouldn’t be surprised if it he did, he doesn’t have any ideas to speak of, he’s belligerent and up until yesterday I didn’t know that he was a mouth-breather.

      • 39 jacquelineoboomer
        July 28, 2016 at 2:51 pm

        Hi, Judith – Trump didn’t show his tax returns, as is the normal path … so why not say he won’t debate “Crooked Hillary” until she releases her missing e-mails, etc., or some fictitious reason? He declined one debate during the primary … anything’s possible.

        I think he is running scared right now, although I may be in the minority.

      • 40 Wilson Michael
        July 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

        He’d make Pence appear for both the presdient and vice presidents debate LOL!!!!

  15. 41 Don
    July 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I’m really looking forward to Hillary’s speech tonight, it will bookend a fantastic week for us.

  16. July 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Be careful when and where you eat your Krispe Kremes….[sigh]

  17. July 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Is it just that Mark Cuban does not like Donald Trump or is he simply calling him out as Michael Bloomberg did last evening?

    It says a lot when other millionaires/billionaires point out his deceitfulness.

  18. 44 Dudette
    July 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Just watched a very interesting interview on CSPAN of Linwood Holton, Tim Kaine’s father-in-law, former Republican governor of Virginia who integrated the states schools, sending his daughter Ann (Tim’s wife) to a predominately black public school.

    Can’t find video of it online yet. Looks like the interview was done today. I’ll post as soon as I find it.

  19. July 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

  20. 51 Dakota
    July 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I just don’t understand how Trump can be allowed to remain in the race after the Putin comments yesterday. It’s very frustrating that he was running at all without ever holding a political office, but in the face of those comments it seems that drastic measures need to be taken now instead of letting the political process take it’s course. Or let it run it’s course with Hillary, Johnson and Stein. Can the Republican Party be disqualified from having a candidate if they incite treason?

    • 52 0388jojothecat
      July 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      I think our Democracy prevents anyone from doing anything other than the voters NOT voting for him. If the person meets the limited eligible requirements to running for president, anyone one could run even a convicted murderer, rapist, racist, mentally ill, etc.

      We need a Congress and intelligent people to change our immigration rules or we could see a person born to wealthy Chinese parents, they’re born in the USA while their mother was here on a visitors visa, raised in China, move to the USA at 21yrs old and run for president after living here for 14yrs. It doesn’t have to be China, it could be Russia, or any country (except Mexico unless they are a republican)
      where this is happening now.

      Requirements for President of the United States

      Qualifications for presidential candidates have remained the same since the year Washington accepted the presidency. As directed by the Constitution, a presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.

  21. July 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I thought this was another great thought from PBO’s speech…regarding the negative attacks on HRC…

    “…She knows sometimes during those 40 years she’s made mistakes;
    just like I have;
    just like we *all* do.
    That’s what happens when we try.
    That’s what happens when you’re the kind of citizen Teddy Roosevelt once described…
    not the timid souls that criticize from the sidelines, but someone who is actually in the arena…
    who strives valiantly…
    who errs,
    but who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement…”

    • July 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      That was a great analogy, about those who are “in the arena, struggling valiantly.” It takes courage and faith to “be in the arena.’ Few can do it like President Obama and Hillary.

  22. 55 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    This Is Change

    July 28, 2016By Taegan Goddard0 Comments
    Charles Pierce: “On stage a young black man, the president of the United States, warmly embraced an older white woman in front of god and all the world. It is now an iconic photograph. If it had occurred on a weed-choked street in Mississippi within the lifetime of many of the people who were cheering the moment, the young man might have been beaten, burned, hung, thrown into a river with a cotton fan tied to his neck. A song began to rise through the history of the moment:


  23. July 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    This was in my TL thanks to Arapaho. This is a travesty.

  24. 63 Don
    July 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The Republicans aren’t really upset at Trump, they are only upset that he took the conversation out of the “quiet rooms” that Romney talked about and took the conversation to the public square.

  25. July 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t know whether to laugh or just shake my head…

    …in Cleveland, Trump Jr. said: “There’s so much work to do. We will not accept the current state of our country because it’s too hard to change. That’s not the America I know. We’re going to unleash the creative spirit and energy of all Americans. We’re going to make our schools the best in the world for every single American of every single ethnicity and background.”

    On Wednesday, Obama said: “What we heard in Cleveland last week wasn’t particularly Republican, and it sure wasn’t conservative. What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other and turn away from the rest of the world. There were no serious solutions to pressing problems, just the fanning of resentment and blame and anger and hate. And that is not the America I know. The America I know is full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity. The America I know is decent and generous.”

    Trump Jr.’s accusation of Obama of plagiarizing the line, “That is not the America I know”…


    Has he never heard PBO use the phrase “That is not the America I know”? If anything, *he’s* the one plagiarizing?

    • July 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Who in the world is believing that stupid Trump Jr.?

    • 69 desertflower
      July 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Oh, honey…get the fuck outta here. This President, unlike your dad, REALLY has a good brain and can speak, read, write above a 3rd grade level. Go away little man child

    • 70 Obama Grandmama
      July 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      “That’s not the America I know.” Is as recognizable as an Obama phrase used time and time again as “Don’t boo, VOTE!”

      Donald Jr. apparently has the same disease of being a compulsive liar as his Dad or it is just a strategy to accuse the other side of what you are doing and hope your audience is not aware or care about the facts. It is notable that those who dote on Limbaugh and Fox News do not think for themselves, but are ditto heads exclusively listening to conservative propaganda so will think Jr is correct.

      July 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm


    • 72 COS
      July 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      I cant help but ROTFL.

  26. July 28, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I had some trouble with my computer last night, so I wasn’t able to log on to Obama Diary. I did see POTUS speech and it was great, so was VP Biden, Mayor Bloomberg. I am just amaze how the MSM are trying to excuse that stupid Trump. Trump was not kidding when he said that Russia should hack Hillary computers.

  27. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    July 28, 2016 at 2:48 pm

  28. 75 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 2:54 pm

  29. July 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    OUR JOE doing what he does best: telling the truth.

  30. 77 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm


  31. 78 jackiegrumbacher
    July 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    My God, SW, is there no limit to the stupidity and arrogance of the Trump family? President Obama has used this line repeatedly over the years when there has been gun violence, church arson or some kind of ethnic, racial/religious bigotry has been stirred. The Trump family, living in their comfortable bubble, don’t have any interest in or respect for anyone else in the world, so they think they invented everything themselves.

  32. 79 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Pro family my ass

  33. 80 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm

  34. July 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I love FLOTUS tweet to POTUS after POTUS speech last night.

  35. 82 JER
    July 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    COMING UP: VP Biden, AG Lynch Speak at Memorial Service for Baton Rouge Police Officers – http://abcnews.go.com/Live

  36. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    July 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I hope this holds up:

      July 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm


    • July 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      It’s difficult to take those polls seriously, because the number of “unsure” is always pretty high. There are people who really haven’t decided yet, but there are also a good portion of people who prefer privacy and don’t want to say who they’re voting for .

  37. 87 57andfemale
    July 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  38. 88 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I need to move back:)

  39. 90 desertflower
    July 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

  40. 91 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  41. July 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    This is what I was talking about earlier today…PBO taking a mental snapshot…

  42. July 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    well, well

  43. July 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    They’ve come a long way, haven’t they…

    July 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm


  45. 104 No Child Left Behind
    July 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille. I was out for medical reason up until now. What’s the verdict from the pundits? A verdict from last night, or all 3 nights so far?

  46. 105 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2016 at 4:34 pm


  47. July 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm


  48. July 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Man, those rude-ass Bernie Brats are planning to disrupt tonight:

  49. 112 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

  50. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    July 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Bakari Sellers! Superstar!

  51. 114 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  52. 116 Grab a Mop Grace
    July 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I recall hearing a Berner call out during POTUS’s speech last night at least once. I think they barked something like “No TPP”. Anyone else hear that, or did I just imagine it?

    • 117 jacquelineoboomer
      July 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      I tried to listen for the calls (daring them to start up with me! – Ha!), but all I heard was “Four More Years!” and the President smiled!

    • July 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Yeah, there were a few times they shouted No TPP. As if they have the foggiest idea what they’re talking about.

  53. July 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  54. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    July 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I’m so exhausted from all that emotional Obama stuff (Ha!) last night, don’t know how I’m going to get through tonight’s convention proceedings to the end! May have to prop open my eyeballs!

  55. 121 Allison
    July 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  56. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    July 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    This was my favorite tweet last night, so I went back to find it so I could share it again.

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