162 Responses to “Presidential Tea 🐸 ☕️”

  1. October 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Thankkkkkkkkkkk YOUUUUU Nerdy Wonkaaaaaaaa

  2. 3 desertflower
    October 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Tea? And crumpets?

  3. October 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    don’t want to promote Frank Luntz…but this storify on elections is worth reading

  4. 9 desertflower
    October 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm


    One week after calling on Donald Trump to step aside as the Republican nominee, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado now says he will vote for him on Election Day, according to audio obtained by CNN’s KFile.

    Darryl Glenn, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, issued a statement when news broke of Trump’s lewd comments on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, calling on Trump to voluntarily step aside and saying the GOP nominee was “simply disqualified from being Commander-in-Chief.”
    A week later, however, Glenn now says he’ll vote for Trump but still doesn’t endorse him.
    In audio obtained by CNN’s KFile from a source who attended the closed-door Colorado Concern forum on Friday, Glenn tells attendees he will be voting for the Republican platform and the GOP nominee.
    “So where I’m at right now is that I absolutely will be supporting the Republican platform and voting for Mr. Trump,” Glenn said. “I will not be personally endorsing Mr. Trump and there is a clear distinction. When I personally endorse you that means I know your heart, I know your character and I can personally attest to that and I can not. If that changes we can revisit that, when it comes to evaluating the policies of what we’re going to be able to do with regard to weighing the Republican policy platform versus the Democrats, it is not even a choice. I will be voting for the Republican ticket and Republican candidates.”

    Hope that Michael Bennett cleans his clock….

    • 10 pkayden
      October 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Are we stupid? What the hell does it mean to vote for someone but not endorse him/her? Doesn’t make a lick of sense except to spineless Republican politicians who are trying to play on both sides of the street. Their Trump supports needs to sink them.

  5. October 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  6. 12 arapaho415
    October 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Breaking news from SoCal… it’s OVERCAST where I am now!!!!

    Think the last time it was like this was when Scalia died in April (but no rain, only sprinkles 😦 ).

    Weather.com says there’s a 40% of rain tomorrow night, keeping my fingers crossed.

    LOVE the Obama Administration (on pins and needles now, based on the tweets Dr. Bob posted on previous thread)… #DontGo.

  7. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    October 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm

  8. October 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    #Mosul …. it’s definitely ON ….

  9. 23 Ladyhawke
    October 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Why Attacking Hillary Clinton for her Goldman Sachs Speaking Fees Is Hypocritical


    But if it’s wrong for a Democratic presidential candidate to take money from deep-pocketed American businesses, why is it okay for a Republican Super PAC to be funded by such organizations? The only way to completely eliminate the influence of corporations in politics is through the kind of campaign finance reform that many Republicans and Democrats alike are loath to bring about. And it’s no wonder. Thanks to U.S. Supreme Court decisions like McCutcheon v. FEC and Citizens United v. FEC, it’s in elected officials’ interests to keep the money coming in.

    Politicians can’t have it both ways. Either big money is off-limits, or it’s not. Right now, it’s not, so it’s hypocritical for people like Rove to say “stop” to Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees and “go” to money from the same source for his political action committee.
    The fracas about Clinton as a million-dollar speaker is merely name-calling, ad hominem attacks, and political maneuvering masquerading as legitimate criticism.

    October 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm


  11. October 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    ~Comprehensive welfare states are very, very good. They do not solve racism. Whites in both Europe and America have made it very clear that they will not accept becoming a demographic minority without a fight, and will continue to vote for candidates that speak to that concern and promise immigration policies that put off white minority status for as long as possible.~

  12. 31 Ladyhawke
    October 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    • 32 susanne
      October 16, 2016 at 12:53 am

      and totally beyond the Donald’s capacity to direct much less implement– what did he know? only what he made up in his head. when did he know it? when the demons whispered it in his ear. and by ‘demons’ I mean Vlad’s pals.

    • 33 pkayden
      October 16, 2016 at 8:57 am

      This needs to be investigated. It’s no secret that Trump is working in cahoots with Russians in an attempt to interfere with the American election. Why is the media not all over this hacking scandal? This is a travesty.

  13. October 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    That White Supremacy infiltration of various police forces is truly serious …..


  14. 37 Ladyhawke
    October 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Huh. Wait. What?

  15. October 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Good night TOD …..

    Take care everyone ….

  16. 45 nospin
    October 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for your commitment to TOD. You are the BEST!

  17. 46 vcprezofan2
    October 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    You go, Daisy!

  18. 49 vcprezofan2
    October 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  19. October 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Absentee ballot update…
    Michael McDonald
    ‏ @ElectProject
    Something motivated GA and NC women to become more engaged after the first debate. I wonder what it was…

  20. 51 desertflower
    October 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm


  21. 52 desertflower
    October 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    • 53 99ts
      October 15, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Never going to know – “very unlikely” – each way bet

      • 54 Allison
        October 15, 2016 at 10:29 pm

        Let’s not shed any tears for Kasich. He’s definitely not someone to vote for under any circumstance. He should stay with the Rs. His beliefs do not in anyway share the empathy and values of the Democratic Party.

        • 55 99ts
          October 15, 2016 at 10:58 pm

          No-one here be crying for him Allison – He’ll end up voting for the stalking misogynist because that’s what republicans do.

    • 56 pkayden
      October 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Very unlikely probably means: “I’m too spineless to actually say I refuse to vote for a sexual harasser and unqualified bigot because I’m afraid of the Republican base”,

    • 58 Obama Grandmama
      October 15, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      There’s Donald’s time when his business destroyed emails when the court demanded to see them too.

  22. October 15, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I love POTUS’ smile 🙂

  23. 60 desertflower
    October 15, 2016 at 10:09 pm


    In a U.S. election cycle that has stoked unprecedented demand for fact-checking, Google is taking a step to highlight news stories that perform that sober task. The company announced Friday that it has added a new “Fact check” tag to Google News, which it will apply to stories from select outlets that follow a specific protocol to label them as such. The tag will join an array of others that Google already uses to highlight certain types of articles, including “in-depth,” “highly cited,” and “local source.”

    To be clear, Google itself will not be fact-checking anything, except perhaps the qualifications of publications that would like to make their stories eligible for the tag. To do so, they’ll have to demonstrate that they’re nonpartisan and that their reporting follows fact-checking conventions, such as clearly identifying the claims that they’re checking and checking multiple claims in the same article. Eligible stories will also need to be tagged using a markup called ClaimReview. As of now, fewer than 10 websites are using that markup, according to schema.org.

  24. October 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  25. 69 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    LMAO! John Podesta is totally trolling Julian Assange & Wikileaks…and I’m here for it!! 🙂

  26. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2016 at 11:10 pm


    • 71 donna dem 4 obama
      October 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Jon is engaged as well. He mentioned it at the DNC convention when he was interviewed about helping PBO write his convention speech.

    • October 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      I love Dan Pfeiffer and wish him the very best. He and Jon have these hilarious conversations on their podcast but also show a lot of wisdom about politics.

      Both Dan and David Plouffe now live here in my city and I keep wishing I’d somehow run into them, just to say thank you! LOLz.

  27. 78 FoxfireTX
    October 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    The BEST! Ben Wiseman’s depiction of Michelle’s speech! Made my day.

    Frank Bruni writes about it. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/opinion/sunday/the-authentic-power-of-michelle-obama.html

  28. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    October 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm

  29. 91 hopefruit2
    October 15, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Hmm…I dare say — BAD NEWS FOR TRUMPUTIN…

  30. 94 amk for obama
    October 16, 2016 at 12:02 am

    • 96 jacquelineoboomer
      October 16, 2016 at 12:25 am

      It’s true, we are alternately called women, but we much prefer “global power structure.”

      And, with that, I shall depart for the evening! Hope all is well with you, amk!

      • 97 amk for obama
        October 16, 2016 at 12:36 am

        still in madiba land, bored out of mind. planned for a week of activity and completed all in two days. either I am a lousy planner or a good doer. another 30 hours to kill before I fly home. sigh.

        heh bt, ate pizza with fork and knife yesterday night. that’s right. come and get me.

        • 98 jacquelineoboomer
          October 16, 2016 at 10:10 am

          Sorry about the boredom (which I find hard to believe with that mind of yours … but I digress). I’m from New Jersey where many of us eat pizza with a knife and fork … not sure why anybody would think that’s a bad thing – Ha!

  31. 99 amk for obama
    October 16, 2016 at 12:05 am

  32. 100 amk for obama
    October 16, 2016 at 12:07 am

  33. 101 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Excellent news for John McCain!

  34. 106 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2016 at 12:15 am

    More excellent news for John McCain!

    Also, paging Wikileaks, who told us that HRC would be “done” after last Wednesday…

  35. October 16, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Predictwise holding strong for Hillary at 91% probability of victory, Sam Wang at Princeton Electoral Consortium holding stronger at 98% probability of victory for Hillary.

  36. 108 amk for obama
    October 16, 2016 at 12:59 am

  37. 110 globalcitizenlinda
    October 16, 2016 at 1:04 am

    the percentage of Americans still supporting the home-grown demagogue is very telling about the people we live near and/or work with

    • October 16, 2016 at 1:14 am

      I agree globalcitizen. The ABC poll results are a little frightening. Of course this is one in a thousand polls. The only poll that matter is on November 8 and who turn out to vote. I would like to see the status of polls in the battleground states.

    • 115 99ts
      October 16, 2016 at 8:04 am

      I just have to believe that most of the women who say they are voting for the one who abuses women are too scared of their partners to say anything else. His rating with women should be similar to his rating with minorities – below 10%

    • 116 Betsy
      October 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

      One of my friends posted a very telling FB post of some other Republican, and it’s about the Supreme Court for them. They don’t want Hillary to be able to appoint a liberal judge.

    • 117 globalcitizenlinda
      October 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

      how could this many Americans lack any sense of human decency?

  38. 118 jey
    October 16, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Thank you NW for keeping this site going. Much appreciated 🙂
    The only rigging in this election is done by DT with his brainwashing of his supporters by claiming election is rigged. Why isn’t Wiki leaks releasing hacked emails from RNC and Trump campaign folks?
    Not much mention of his casino (Taj Mahal) closure this/last week.

  39. October 16, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Good Morning, TODers!

    • 120 99ts
      October 16, 2016 at 8:27 am

      gm swbluega – my mom used to say the first one over and over – and would add “wish I had to pay more taxes”.

      • October 16, 2016 at 8:31 am

        Good Evening, 99ts. I hope you had an enjoyable day.

        I can agree with your mom about that tax thing. 🙂

        • 122 99ts
          October 16, 2016 at 8:54 am

          It’s been chilly in my world – we thought winter had been and gone – but still a chill. Saw the super moon rising this evening – not sure when it happens in the north – but was a great display of the wonders of the universe.

    • 124 a4alice
      October 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      that’s a very good reminder to be grateful for what we have. thanks!

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  43. October 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Martha raditz on this week, says that Hillary has an 11 point drop amongst uneducated white women and that they are running to trump.


    Maybe she should getting drug tested🙃

  44. 135 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Uhm…as our good President recently said, I believe in forgiveness, BUT….

    • October 16, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Can’t forget that although he was always a NeverTrump, he *was* a Cruz supporter which isn’t much better.

    • 137 4morefor44
      October 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

      no absolutely not. above there’s frank duntz having similar mea culpas, the radio show idiot in milwaukee, and now clem beck?!? hell no! these are people who have become multi-multi-millionaires lying about democrats and liberal FOR DECADES and “building” this trump train. no democrat should be forgiving these con men. they are simply seeing the trend and trying to stay relevant. f- them two times on sunday!

  45. October 16, 2016 at 9:30 am

    • 140 99ts
      October 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Why don’t they just stop going to these freak shows – problem solved.

    • 144 CEB
      October 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

      They built this so it is right and proper that they are on the frontlines of the horror show. Let them rue what they have done in the large role that the broadcast media player in the carnival barber’s ascension.

      • October 16, 2016 at 10:55 am

        The media allowed themselves to be debased and demeaned — confined to pinned areas, adhering to rules they would normally ignore or protest — in order to have access to him. Some media persons have been threatened at rallies; some assaulted, but they chose to continue chasing after him and abiding by his rules. They watched him and his supporters go off the deep end but continued to give him free air time. Hard to be very sympathetic when the media has basically given permission to be treated this way.

  46. 146 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2016 at 9:38 am

  47. October 16, 2016 at 10:03 am

  48. October 16, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

  49. October 16, 2016 at 10:13 am


  50. October 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Wishing a beautiful Sunday for all of you …

    bbl ….

  51. 156 JER
    October 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  52. 158 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Can’t wait for the election to be over. (Sign of losing my grip on reality: I’m actually watching MTP today. Of course, mostly to see Joe Biden, who was magnificent! But I continued listening and, but for having to mute RWNJ Hugh Hewitt the Human Howdy Doody, I’m still at it.)

    Good Sunday morning, TODville!

  53. 159 desertflower
    October 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

    LOL. Thin skinned whiner

  54. 160 desertflower
    October 16, 2016 at 10:34 am

  55. 161 JER
    October 16, 2016 at 10:37 am

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