The President And The Military




President Barack Obama participates in a town hall with members of the military at Fort Lee, Virginia. The CNN town hall airs tonight at 9PM EDT




111 Responses to “The President And The Military”

    September 28, 2016 at 9:04 pm


  2. 4 GGAIL
    September 28, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Looking good Mr President 😎

  3. 5 desertflower
    September 28, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  4. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    September 28, 2016 at 9:27 pm

  5. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Did no one brief Jake Tapper that military officials are not permitted to invite politicians onto military bases to discuss elections, even their Commander in Chief? The President handled it, but Jake is a stupid snake in the grass.

  6. 16 desertflower
    September 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Oh brother…

  7. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Ha. My friend in another state just sent me this message about the President’s Town Hall:

    “Yes, of course I’m watching. And after the debate he’s like a stream of cool water on a hot day, a connected heart and head like no other. Let’s move to DC and live as close to him as we can.”

  8. September 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    What a pathetic bunch.

  9. 26 Nerdy Wonka
    September 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  10. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2016 at 10:31 pm

  11. 28 vcprezofan2
    September 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    ❤ ❤

    • 29 amk for obama
      September 28, 2016 at 11:18 pm


      never mind.

    • 37 whenpamelawandered
      September 28, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      VC, this is out in the area I was house hunting during the summer – surely could hear the Angels singing out there!

      • 38 vcprezofan2
        September 29, 2016 at 12:51 am

        It’s beautiful, MP, but it also looks lonely. While I do not like loud noises, I’m not sure how I’d feel about so much quiet that I could hear angels singing. I’m weird that way – I like to know people are nearby but they shouldn’t be loud and they shouldn’t speak to me other than an occasional ‘hi’. 😉

  12. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    September 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm

  13. 40 amk for obama
    September 28, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    He is not even elected and already calling for the purge.

    • 44 desertflower
      September 28, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Not the one I wanted….It was this one:)

      • 45 99ts
        September 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

        Spot on – Hillary’s staff are very good and very quick.

        • 46 catrst
          September 29, 2016 at 10:52 am

          This is true and its a relief. This last few weeks is when the undecideds start paying attention. So now is the time to start hitting these points. Also I think we’ll see a few very helpful policy announcements for everyday people. They are often the “what have you done for me lately” folks, the undecideds. Short cycles of attention and pretty self focused. Hillary’s campaign knows this. I also like how the third party candidates, that might appear like the latest fad to young voters, are being made to look totally “uncool”. Its great. A lot of what Bernie Sanders capitalized on was the desire for a “cool” candidate among the either immature or basically shallow voters.

  14. 47 amk for obama
    September 28, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    • 48 99ts
      September 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      The one event that should always end in divorce – if a man is abusive towards a woman. FLOTUS is saying a minor change to what I learned at my mother’s knee

      “If a man is abusive, it is not because he is drunk, not because he is upset, not because he was provoked – it is WHO HE IS”.

      Why anyone thinks Trump is different to what he says – is a reflection of GOP stupidity.

  15. 51 amk for obama
    September 28, 2016 at 11:12 pm

  16. 52 amk for obama
    September 28, 2016 at 11:13 pm

  17. September 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm

  18. 54 amk for obama
    September 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

  19. 55 amk for obama
    September 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

  20. 56 whenpamelawandered
    September 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I sure have a few phone loads and a couple MacBooks and iPads filled with fine images of this very fine human being! ❤

  21. September 29, 2016 at 12:17 am

  22. September 29, 2016 at 12:53 am

    • 61 vcprezofan2
      September 29, 2016 at 1:10 am

      😦 Discriminated against one more!

      “We’re sorry, but this video is not available in your region due to right restrictions.”

    • 62 vcprezofan2
      September 29, 2016 at 1:11 am

      Prolly should add I didn’t want to see it anyway, so there, FRONTLINE! :/

      • September 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        Long ago, someone posted a link to a site that could spoof your geographic location… I’ll see if I can find it.

        • 64 vcprezofan2
          September 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm

          😀 Don’t worry about it, Alycee. I was really teasing you. I’ve had a lecture from Offspring about the honesty & legality of trying to spoof geo loc as well as downloading artists’ work, yada yada. Since he does take these things seriously (he likes rules) I try to be a ‘good girl’ and model the behaviour I expect….when I can. Thanks for the thought though.

  23. 65 vcprezofan2
    September 29, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Gentle people, I’m going to bed. /waving fingers/

    Hi Chips Chica, hope you are wrapped in the love of your nephew, nieces and other family and friends! ❤ ❤ ❤

  24. September 29, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Jim Wright shared this on twitter. . .
    It’s late enough to be ok isn’t it? 😎 ❤️

  25. September 29, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Amazing and rest assured… Had trump won the debate and by now… 50 polls saying trump is leading etc etc…
    When Hillary wins the debate… Crickets… Pollsters take the week off!
    Lol lmao

    • 68 57andfemale
      September 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

      There were five major polls taken (as of yesterday). I think HRC’s lowest “win” over Trump in the debate was +27. However, msm has now decided the debates aren’t important.

  26. September 29, 2016 at 7:55 am


  27. 70 Allison
    September 29, 2016 at 8:37 am

    • 71 vcprezofan2
      September 29, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Pity they hadn’t made the subject male and ‘sashed’ it as *MISTER CONGENIALITY*; would have had greater impact for me.

  28. 73 hopefruit2
    September 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

  29. September 29, 2016 at 9:03 am

  30. 78 Roberta in MN
    September 29, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Nerdy is there going to be a video of the CNN Town Hall with the military? I can’t get it on my PC. Thanks for the coverage and the tweets. You are a champions of your minions here at TOD.
    Good Morning everyone.

  31. September 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

  32. 82 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Morning everyone….Fraud Alert. Drip, drip, drip….

  33. 83 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 9:14 am


    Donald Trump wanted only the pretty ones, his employees said.

    After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more than a few times a year to visit the course hugging the coast of the Pacific.

    When Trump did visit, the club’s managers went on alert. They scheduled the young, thin, pretty women on staff to work the clubhouse restaurant — because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.

    “I had witnessed Donald Trump tell managers many times while he was visiting the club that restaurant hostesses were ‘not pretty enough’ and that they should be fired and replaced with more attractive women,” Hayley Strozier, who was director of catering at the club until 2008, said in a sworn declaration.

    Trump told managers to fire restaurant hostesses who were “not pretty enough” and replace them with “more attractive women,” Hayley Strozier, former catering director at the golf club, said in her court declaration.

    Yup. Still a pig.

  34. September 29, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Trump and the Faces of the Bilked
    by Martin Longman
    September 28, 2016 2:54 PM

    By now it is well known (although not as well known as it should be) that Donald Trump is a dishonest businessman who takes advantage of contractors as part of his standard operating procedure. Of course, each and every one of those contractors has a unique story, even if they mostly wind up sounding the same. Here’s one from J. Michael Diehl, the retired owner of Freehold Music Center in Freehold, N.J., a store that is still open and operated by his sons.

    My relationship with Trump began in 1989, when he asked me to supply several grand and upright pianos to his then-new Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. I’d been running a music store for more than 30 years at that point, selling instruments to local schools and residents. My business was very much a family affair (my grandsons still run the store). And I had a great relationship with my customers — no one had ever failed to pay.

    I was thrilled to get a $100,000 contract from Trump. It was one of the biggest sales I’d ever made. I was supposed to deliver and tune the pianos; the Trump corporation would pay me within 90 days. I asked my lawyer if I should ask for payment upfront, and he laughed. “It’s Donald Trump!” he told me. “He’s got lots of money.”

    But when I requested payment, the Trump corporation hemmed and hawed. Its executives avoided my calls and crafted excuses. After a couple of months, I got a letter telling me that the casino was short on funds. They would pay 70 percent of what they owed me. There was no negotiating. I didn’t know what to do — I couldn’t afford to sue the Trump corporation, and I needed money to pay my piano suppliers. So I took the $70,000.

    Losing $30,000 was a big hit to me and my family. The profit from Trump was meant to be a big part of my salary for the year. So I made much less. There was no money to help grow my business. I had less pianos in the showroom and a smaller advertising budget. Because of Trump, my store stagnated for a couple of years. It made me feel really bad, like I’d been taken advantage of. I was embarrassed.

  35. 85 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Pleeeese. He has no business running for President….just like that other one.


    Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson made another jaw-dropping blunder on foreign policy during an MSNBC town hall on Wednesday night, failing to name a single foreign leader.

    Moderator Chris Matthews pressed Johnson to identify a foreign leader that he admired, prodding him with examples.

  36. September 29, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Quick Takes: The Depravity of Trump’s Racism/Sexism
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    September 28, 2016 4:27 PM

    * No one has done a better job of capturing the utter depravity of Donald Trump’s racism and sexism than Adam Gopnik.

    By 2011, Trump had simply succeeded in making this racist conspiracy theory so prevalent that Obama, who had released his birth certificate three years earlier, concluded that it was more efficient to end it for all time by asking Hawaiian officials for special permission to let him give out the “long form,” archival version than to let it go on…

    Yet Trump continued last night his self-congratulations for compelling the President to do this, along with the grotesquely racist notion that it was “good for him” (i.e., for the President). It slowly dawned on the listener that this was all of a piece with the rest of Trump’s racial attitudes: he believes that, as a rich white man, he had a right to stop and frisk the President of the United States and demand that the uppity black man show him his papers. Stop-and-frisk isn’t just a form of policing for Trump; it’s a whole way of life…

    By sexism, we mean something specific, not the business of appreciating beauty – if Trump wants to host beauty contests, let him – but the habit of conceiving of a woman as being a lesser species, one defined exclusively by appearance. His cruelty to Alicia Machado was unleavened by any apparent respect for her as a human being in any role other than as an envelope of flesh – an attitude he only doubled down on the following morning by complaining that she presented what he saw as an obvious problem as a reigning Miss Universe: she had gained “a massive amount of weight” (by Trump standards, that is).

  37. 90 57andfemale
    September 29, 2016 at 9:26 am

  38. 91 GGAIL
    September 29, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our lovely JOJOtheCat.
    May you receive love and happiness the whole year through 💕🎉🎉🎉🎉💃🏾

  39. 92 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Oh dear.

    BREAKING NEWS:Major train accident with injuries at Hoboken Station in New Jersey – NBC

  40. 93 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 9:31 am

  41. 94 sherijr
    September 29, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Good morning TOD. Hopefully this train accident will have only minor injuries.

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday JoJo! Hope your day is wonderful 🙂

  42. September 29, 2016 at 9:35 am


  43. September 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

  44. September 29, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Happy and blessed birthday, Jojo. 🎈🎊🎉☺️

  45. September 29, 2016 at 9:48 am

  46. September 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    September 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

  48. 102 JER
    September 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    LIVE: Train Accident in Hoboken, NJ – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

  49. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    September 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

    “At least three dead and up to 100 injured” in the train cash in Hoboken. Horrific.

  50. 105 JER
    September 29, 2016 at 10:43 am

  51. 106 Ladyhawke
    September 29, 2016 at 10:57 am

  52. September 29, 2016 at 11:04 am

    So true ….

    More and more we seem to be getting it ….


  53. 108 JER
    September 29, 2016 at 11:04 am

    NOW: Rep. Nancy Pelosi Holds News Conference – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  54. September 29, 2016 at 11:05 am


  55. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    September 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    A Must Watch:

    This isn’t about the White House, this is about YOUR house.

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