Presidential Summer Playlist


The fact that President Obama listens to Lil Chano From 79th, says a lot. The fact he chose ‘Acid Rain’ says a lot. If you haven’t listened to Chance The Rapper, correct that error. His lyrics are haunting yet joyful; his words, beats, and arrangements pack so much power and meaning. The way he mixes gospel with rap is mind blowing. A good primer on Chance can be read here



Tell us what you’re listening to






108 Responses to “Presidential Summer Playlist”

  1. August 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Coolest President Evah!

  2. 4 carla4obama
    August 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I know Clinton has accepted all 3 presidential debate invites…what is the word on these debates from the Trump campaign? Has he accepted them too?

    • August 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Anything he says will be a lie. So far he’s said he will go if the moderators are “fair”. Well, so he wants to exercise a veto over the moderators. My guess he will opt out and he’s just preparing an excuse. He does’t want the prime time humiliation.

  3. August 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Donna Dem, you are DonnaDear, DonnaDreamy, DonnaDoItNow, DonnaDedicated, Donna Dazzling, and DonnaDivine. What a blessing you are in the world. What a mainstay superhero steadfast warrior you in the world, on time and on point for justice and goodness. Look up at the sky tonight and check out the Perseid Meteor Shower. You will see shooting stars lighting up the sky. Imagine that each and every one is a postcard of love from the TOD family circle. (Brought this over from previous thread — while I was typing, the magnificently musical and motivating NerdyWonka was cranking up the victrola for us to have a Birthday Dance Party for Donna Dem, with DJ POTUS in the house.)

  4. 12 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  5. 14 JER
    August 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    LIVE NOW: Hillary Clinton lays out plan to add millions of jobs to nation – http://www.msnbc.com/live-online/watch/live-clinton-on-economic-revitalization-plan-742404675629

  6. 15 Allison
    August 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

  7. 16 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    • 17 jacquelineoboomer
      August 11, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Those state legislators should be going to jail!

    • 18 cd4biden
      August 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      The only thing I am hoping is that by their constantly trying to make all these changes, that more and more voters realize Repubs are trying to restrict the vote and turn against Repubs when election day comes along.

  8. 19 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  9. 21 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm

  10. 22 JER
    August 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  11. 24 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  12. 25 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm

  13. 28 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:54 pm

  14. 29 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  15. 31 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm

  16. 32 joybarbados
    August 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    My post got lost. It was to Donna wishing her a wonderful day.

  17. August 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    • 35 Allison
      August 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      At Hillary’s economic speech today, she said she is against TPP. Once she’s elected, I hope she changes her mind.


      • August 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm

        It’s a pity that she was for it, now she is agsinst.

        • 37 Sandy1110
          August 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          I think she has to straddle the fence for the extremely anti-TPP Bernie crowd. Hopefully there is a plan to talk some sense about it once she’s elected.

          • 38 idon
            August 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm

            HRC said it didn’t meet her jobs test. I think it will go forward once she’s President. I agree let the BernieBots have something to hang their anger and bitterness on besides Hillary Clinton. We need to get her elected.

      • 39 hopefruit2
        August 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        I think she’ll come around. For all we know, she might have adopted the PBO strategy of “evolving” on an issue…being for something but at the same time being aware that many are against it because of demagoguery that is not easily overcome in 2-3 months. Then once elected, using the visibility of the office and the “bully pulpit” to gradually persuade the masses. I believe that’s how PBO approached the issue of DADT repeal.

  18. August 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

  19. 41 JER
    August 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  20. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    August 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm


    You’re missing the point of the post.

    You’re supposed to let us know what’s on your summer playlist.

    Some of the folks on my playlist are FKA Twigs, Banks, Clams Casino, SZA, Chance The Rapper, Bastille, Beyonce, Drake, Tyler The Creator, Young The Giant, Nina Simone, Flobots, Elephante, Bishop Briggs, Rihanna, Chet Faker, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Mala Rodriguez, Florence and the Machine, Raleigh Ritchie, Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle, Cage The Elephant, Sublime.

    Now you go! 🙂

    • 43 susanne
      August 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Love you Nerdy! Big mahalos for keeping this place awesome!

    • 45 donna dem 4 obama
      August 11, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Mine isn’t as extensive as yours but here ya go:

      Usher, Drake, Beyonce, Fifth Harmony, Maroon 5, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, The Whispers, Chaka Kahn, Levert, Seal, Faith Evans,

    • August 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      My Summer Playlist…hmmm…

      When i think of summer i go back to the days when i was bit younger….smilin…

      and what was on my playlist was Motown…The Temptations…Smokey Robinson….Martha and the Vandellas…the Marvelettes…The Four Tops…The Supremes…Stevie Wonder….

      there was even a lil Doo Wop going on…Street Corner Harmonies…

      hanging in the park…Fairmount Park….with friends….listening to the sounds of the summer….smilin

    • 50 GGail
      August 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      While at work my list is the Temptations and the Chicago Mass Choir. The both play pivotal roes, depending on the time of day and who’s messing with me 🙂 Sometimes I have to let Jesus take the wheel 🙂
      But after you posted this, I played POTUS’ list and just chilled 😀

      Thanks NW!

    • 51 mtmarilyn
      August 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      NW, I am one of those people who listens via types of songs not who sings them. I will say I love Adelle. I have all her songs. I love jazz, blues, I don’t know half the songs on the President’s songs list. Although when I hear the song it oh yes I like it.

      Also we want you to know how much we love you. We appreciate all you are doing for us and Chips.

  21. 52 CEB
    August 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    My summer playlist: Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Hamilton, Adele 25, “This is for my Girls”anthem, and songs from cast recordings from Empire’s second season. Will be checking out some of the artists from PBO’s playlist and more Kendrick Lamar.

  22. 53 Nena20409
    August 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Congrats, J4O on your Gold ⭐

  23. 54 Nena20409
    August 11, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  24. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    August 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Simone is AWESOME!

  25. 59 No Child Left Behind
    August 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

  26. 63 donna dem 4 obama
    August 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    And Aly crushed the floor

  27. 64 PrayerWarriorforObama
    August 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Way to go Team USA! All round gold and silver! Simone and Ali! Simply the best!

  28. 65 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  29. 66 JER
    August 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm

  30. 67 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Wooooot! USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸

  31. 68 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  32. 69 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  33. 70 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    PBO having to cleanup behind the willfully incompetent, obstructionists yet again.

    • 71 CEB
      August 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      And the loser gov. from my state, the Golem-like Rick Scott, who cut 40% of the mosquito fighting budget, has been talking shit about what the feds should do. He should have called up his tea party buddies in the GOP. As usual, PBO does not want anyone to suffer, so he has to come up with creative ways to protect people from themselves. Our Dear PBO has more than held to the promise he made on election night, 2008: “For those of you who did not vote for me, I will be your president too.” I live in Florida where I have lived through the awful Jeb! years and now the even more awful Scott years. We really need relief from the GOP assholes.

  34. 73 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  35. August 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    GE, TOD! Nerdy, as always, thanks for keeping the lights on in our safe haven. {{{Chips}}} hugs and prayers for you. Seems I’ve missed so much lately…

    “The Motion Picture Association of America is proud to host the fourth annual Films at the Stone series alongside The Memorial Foundation Inc., screened at the MLK Memorial on the National Mall. The selection of inspiring movies celebrates the values most cherished by Martin Luther King, Jr. – democracy, justice, hope and love.”

    more > > > https://twitter.com/MPAA/status/763861935045607424

  36. 76 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Really great thread on phone banking. I

    • 77 Dudette
      August 11, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    • 78 Dudette
      August 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      • 79 GGail
        August 11, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        That experience was shared by JoJothecat & I on Sunday. Very receptive people we spoke with and it is indeed encouraging and uplifting!

    • August 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      This is how you create a record shattering landslide on 8 Nov 2016 ….

      #FORWARD Together

  37. 82 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I’m just wondering, Has ANYONE here heard the anti-TPP folks spell out which provisions they object to and why? Not just the “it hurts working families” – which part does that and how?. Or the “it destroys jobs” – which part does that and how?

    I’ve basically gotten this the last couple times I’ve asked on Twitter.

    • 83 cd4biden
      August 11, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Only things I’ve heard against it, Dudette, is what Robert Reich spoke about on this, and a few other, youtube videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O_Sbbeqfdw

      Also what Jim Hightower wrote about in his newsletter here

      I belong to a group of women and these two items were brought to our attention by members announcing how destructive TPP is, based solely on these items. Neither person, nor any member, myself included, has bothered to read the entire document to see if these 2 men are correct or not. Hopefully this helps you.

  38. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    August 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Why I love liberals. When they go low, we go high.

  39. 87 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    In celebration of Queen Viola!

  40. 89 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  41. 92 Dudette
    August 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  42. August 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm



    Well, it looks like I was (slightly) wrong. President Obama isn’t completely fuck poor. He still, apparently, possesses quite a few fucks. But, as the Nighttime version of this summer’s #PotusPlaylist proves, he’s redirected all of those fucks to the bedroom.

    Seriously, look at some of those songs on it. Do You Feel Me? Lady?? Say Mothafuckin Yes??? I Get Lonely???? I’d bet if you collected every “I’m Totally Getting Some Cheeks Tonight” mixtape made within the last 25 years, at least one of these songs would be on 97% of them. Corrine Bailey Rae, whose music makes me want to plant flowers and shit just so I can fuck on them, is on this damn album. Fiona Fucking Apple, whose voice makes me clutch pearls that aint even on my neck, is on this damn album. Ledisi? Billie? Miles? Meth? No wonder Malia is taking break years and smoking weed at festivals and “twerking” and Sasha is working at Red Lobster. They’re just doing whatever the hell they can to get out of the house because they’re tired of their parents vibrating the walls. And then walking around all awkwardly and embarrassingly afterwards and asking the girls if they want “some eggs and shit.”

  43. August 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  44. August 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm

  45. 99 GGAIL
    August 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I played POTUS list today at work. So cool!

  46. 103 JER
    August 11, 2016 at 8:41 pm

  47. 107 MadameSoph
    August 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Hope I am not too late to wish you a Happy Birthday Donna Dem, you beautiful TOD lioness!!

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