135 Responses to “The President’s Résumé”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    October 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm


  2. October 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    PBO can work with me any day. He is so inspirational.

  3. October 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

  4. 12 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

  5. October 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    As my FBFriend says: “excellent but depresing…”

    • 14 0388jojothecat
      October 19, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      On a couple of threads back someone posted a comment DT made about 25yrs back where he said if he ran for president he would run as a R because they have the stupidest people. The GOP & DEMS has pretty much given up on these folks. There are poor AA counties too who vote DEM year after year but their neighbors who are just as poor and white vote GOP. These states are run by GOP Governors, Legislators, all down the line due to gerrymandering. You can’t dig out of a whole when you keep giving the GOP the shovel to bury you and your neighbor.

      • October 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

        Had that very conversation at last night’s debate with a republican. He was going on and on about all of the freebies to the poor (read Blacks & immigrants); pointed out to him (1) Corporate welfare; and (2) most aid to poor goes to whites, however, the vote “R” in order to screw folks of color. We then got on to a discussion of if poor & working class whites formed a coalition with folks of color we could change/improve the direction of his country…

        • 16 0388jojothecat
          October 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm

          So true jazziz2 but the problem with that is “racism”. They think that if minorities or immigrants gain anything that’s less for them. The media needs to tell the truth about how much the “Mexican” immigrants pay in taxes without getting much in return. So if their kids can get a “free” education or lower in-state college tuition, their working papers paid for it in social security taxes and sales taxes. They keep our economy humming when they buy from local stores or start businesses.

          • October 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm

            They think that because it’s what they are being sold by their very GOP reps who view them as nothing more than easy votes, and their plight as collateral damage…

        • October 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm

          commend you for having these discussions

  6. 21 donna dem 4 obama
    October 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      October 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      But the elections are “rigged” if he loses in PA. He was really betting on “name” recognition ONLY to get elected plus just tell the poor whites, evangelicals, hardcore GOP and some of the people who would get left behind under anyones administration because they have no marketable skills.

  7. 23 JER
    October 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    LIVE: Culinary Union Builds Wall of Taco Trucks Outside Trump Hotel in Las Vegas – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

    • 24 purpleshoesla
      October 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Funny but this picture is not of Las Vegas but downtown Los Angeles, specifically Grand Ave. I used to work in the building pictured behind (really across the street from) the bool food truck in this picture.

  8. October 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm


  9. October 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    GA, TOD. Nerdy, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I’ve been glancing in since last week; will read in depth and catch up when I can… Busy days ahead. Entering the last few weeks of GOTV. Had to cancel use of my home as it was a health risk; if an allergen came in the door, it could send me to the hospital and shutdown the operation. We were able to secure space in a commercial building by the train station; we’ll open this weekend. Met the location manager on Monday, seems like a great guy. I’ll do data, logistics, recruiting, and whatever is needed…

    Went to a debate for our state rep; current rep is retiring after 28 years (thank you, Jesus), and we are having a REAL CONTESTED ELECTION! The rethug candidate is the hand picked lacky of our current rep. Last night was my first encounter with him — initial impression — “Robot Rubio…” Our candidate is pretty sharp and I believe she has a real chance.

    Back to work. Read you later…

  10. October 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  11. 30 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on House Democratic Agenda

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about her party’s legislative agenda, as well as the possibility of retaking the House majority on Election Day.


  12. 31 Nena20409
    October 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Hello TOD on a Wednesday Partly Cloudy day.
    Thanks, NW for the Great Job you are doing, keeping TOD aBuzz 😉
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    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners since last Evening.
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    WH Presser by Josh "The Voice" Earnest already deep into progress…..2/3 in 😉
    Sorry for the late Enrance.

    Back to catching up from last night.

  13. October 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm


    I will always #TrustBarack, but he and his Admin also need to know some of us are paying attention. The ONLY hope for a stable, secular, strong democracy in the ME is if the Kurds are enabled to continue building precisely that type of society in Kurdistan and influence its development and expansion in Rojava (Northern Syria), Iraq, Iran, Turkey ….. Won’t be easy but they have the ‘chops’ to make it stick and a key reason is that WOMEN are at the forefront (and battle front) of Kurdish Society.


    back to work …..

    • 33 pkayden
      October 19, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Interesting analysis. I assume Kurdistan is not actually a country but just a region where many Kurds are concentrated.

      • 34 FoxfireTX
        October 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm

        It’s actually multiple regions, which is part of the problem. Historically, Kurdistan referred to an area in northern Iraq but Kurds are also concentrated in some areas of Syria. I friend of mine who lives here was born in Mosul and most of his family lives in Kurdistan, Iraq. It is pretty much self ruled, and very different from the rest of Iraq. But Kurdistan has not encompassed half of Mosul for awhile.

  14. 36 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  15. 39 JER
    October 19, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    As Barack Obama prepares to say a final farewell to the Oval Office, we look back at some of the most popular clips that feature his best moments on camera as US president.

  16. 43 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    • 44 COS
      October 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      These folks are only audience members who are not allowed to speak. What does their appearance accomplish? I don’t think HRC will let anyone interfere with her answering questions, and I believe that she realize that these are tactics of a desperate campaign.

      • 45 pkayden
        October 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm

        Tactics of a desperate and losing campaign which can’t put the brakes on its crashing train. Secretary Clinton should be fine tonight. So glad that this is the last debate.

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  20. 56 JER
    October 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Cool President Obama Interacting with Common Public on Streets

  21. 58 Nena20409
    October 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The Agony of Eminent Defeat is 19 Days away?

  22. October 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  23. 63 FoxfireTX
    October 19, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    SOOOOO proud to be a Democrat! Ya know, it has occurred to me that Trump is at core just incredibly lazy. He’s always had things handed to him and could do what he wants. He doesn’t prep because he is LAZY! Yet he wants the hardest job in the world that is 90% prep. When he’s not in front of his adoring crowds, he sits and watches tv. Incredible. I hope that tonight Hillary really has a chance with Chris Wallace to show her chops on policy. Make him look like the fool he is. Although I don’t trust Chris Wallace, I do think he will try to keep the debate focused on policy. Not sure how successful he’ll be with containing Trump.

      October 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm


  24. 65 Nena20409
    October 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    And now, the lying sack of Deplorables has walked her comments back. Sleep deprivation was Charged as the culprit. Hmm?

  25. October 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    What’s he doing; RESTING?!?!?!?

  26. October 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  27. 69 Nena20409
    October 19, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    • 70 pkayden
      October 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      I hope she is not letting those idiots in Tampa change what she decides to joke about. She has the right to talk about politics just like any other person.

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  29. 74 0388jojothecat
    October 19, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Took this from the Orange place about a Doctor visiting a Farmer who was chit-chatting and the subject of DT came up and this is what the farmer had to say about DR:

    Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post tortoise’ was. The old farmer said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that’s a post tortoise.”  The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with.”

    There was a picture of a tortoise w/DT’s face balanced on top of a post, LOL.

  30. 76 MadameSoph
    October 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Joy Reid is a fan of our Nerdy Wonka’s Italian State Dinner coverage!

    Just wanted to step in and say thank you Nerdy, for the wonderful coverage and post-coverage of the Italian State Dinner!

    Now back to GOTV! Stomp Kim Jong Orange! Let’s protect and continue our great PBO’s legacy by taking back the Senate and as much of the House and down ballot as we can!

  31. 78 donna dem 4 obama
    October 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Well tonight is the final one of these ridiculous shows masking as debates. I’m going to go in my quiet room and say a prayer that Hillary does very well and that she outright wins this thing tonight. I don’t trust Chris Wallace at all. IMO, I believe that he will try and sabotage her. I expect an onslaught of WikiLeaks, emails and Wall Street transcripts ad nauseam. Trump is going to go ballistic on her because he has nothing to lose at this point.

    No matter how she handles this onslaught, the pundits will say (as they have with every one of the prior “shows”) that Trump did well and helped himself tonight. If she can get under his skin and make him ramble incoherently like he did at the first “show” it will be a slam dunk for her. If not, we’ll be subjected to “he stopped the bleeding”, “he got the best of her” and my favorite “he saved his candidacy with that performance” for the next few days.

    This country is fickle so nothing is a guarantee and we are going to have to work right through the finish line but I think people have really started to pay attention now and just don’t want this con-man leading our Nation. This is why her numbers are starting to really look good which is why cable news will be pressed to make her look bad.

    Anyhow I will probably be watching a movie because I admit that my stomach is too weak for this mess. We have far too much at stake and it isn’t a game for those of us that can really be hurt by a Trump presidency.

    Remember the pundits need this thing to be close to keep folks watching so be prepared that if he remains standing for 90 minutes they will declare him the big winner tonight. Then the snap poll will come out stating the contrary but they’ll continue on like that never happened.

    20 more days and it should be over………

    • 79 FoxfireTX
      October 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Donna, I think Wallace will be tough on her but he’s got his reputation on the line as well. I am praying that will keep him in line, and force him to really push DT. If he does, it is very possible that Trump completely loses it. I also would not be surprised if he tries to force a face off between Hillary and the Benghazi mother, but Hillary will be ready for it. In the end, I think most Americans have had enough of this spectacle. If Hillary keeps her cool–and she will–doing this garbage a second time will not work. You can only make this kind of a play one time and he did it at the last debate. Look where that got him.

      Yes, the pundits will all say he won, or stopped the bleeding, or whatever. But the polls since the last debate do not bear that out. Keepin’ it 1600 will be doing a live pre and post show on FB live and periscope (under “the ringer”) and they are far more sane than the tv pundits.

      Just pray for Hillary and keep in mind his antics are NOT working with the voters!!!!!!

      • 80 MadameSoph
        October 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm

        FF & Donna Dem, I can’t stomach watching Kim Jong Orange either! Like the previous debates, I’m sticking to the Keepin it 1600 pre/post coverage and DVRing but not watching (and probably deleting after) the debate.

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  33. 82 Nena20409
    October 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm

  34. 83 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

  35. 86 JER
    October 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    SOON: Sen. Tim Kaine Campaigns in Asherville, NC – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  36. 87 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm

  37. 88 CEB
    October 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Good to go down memory lane via the videos of PBO and to feel uplifted as a democrat and a liberal after watching the We are democrats commercial. I will keep the good feelings going by avoiding this evening’s horror show by watching shows recorded on my dvr and reading. Tomorrow is soon enough for post-mortems. My hat is off to those of you who have the intestinal fortitude to watch the debates. Everyone that I talk to is so tired of all of this and just want it over. I am also focusing myself on the joys and challenges (there have been many this year) of family life. Looking forward to my mother’s 87th Birthday 11/1/2016, Christmas (I saw some beautiful affordable decorations in Home Depot today) and finally replacing the storm and time damaged fence around my property. Of all of the administrations, democratic and republican that I have lived through, President Obama’s is the only one that I take pride in and the only one that has been and will be transformational for many years to come. We have been blessed far above what we deserve with his service and we have been so blessed to be able to bear witness to this uncommon time in American political and social life.

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  40. 95 sherijr
    October 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I am soooooo glad this is the last of these “debates”. I’ll watch because I feel I must, but then I won’t be looking at or listening to this freak ever.again.

  41. October 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Pete posts another gorgeous new deck:

    October 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm


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  44. 108 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm

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  47. October 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    • 114 99ts
      October 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Well – there’s a turn around – all of ’em – every last one – is going to regret the ego head that decided he would be King.

  48. October 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    #We are Democrats….#YesWECan #StrongerTogether

  49. October 19, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • 117 99ts
      October 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Every principle of democracy and your constitution has gone out the window with the GOP demanding the right to rule without the votes of the people. This one deserves to lose given his statement re SCOTUS.

  50. October 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  51. 119 JER
    October 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm

  52. October 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Okay TOD family. This is O/T but I have to share my unbounded happiness with you all. ⚾️❤️😍The Cleveland Indians are going to the World Series! ❤️😍❤️⚾️👏 BELIEVE LAND!!!!!!!! 😍

    Our daughter grew up loving the Indians. We went to so many games at the OLD stadium. We suffered through so many lean years. We even went to Spring Training in the early 90’s. Best ‘vacation’ ever. We have all remained loyal fans. This is so exciting……..a little unbelievable, but gotta live in BELIEVE LAND.

    I needed this. Good “food for my soul” tonight.

  53. October 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Wonderful message from PM Renzi:

    • 122 CEB
      October 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      He said this and more in his toast last night. Our PBO has changed much of the world. His legacy will continue to inspire for generations to come. When we feel so depressed about the current election and all of the ugliness that we are drowning in, remember that a majority of the U S electorate twice, overwhelmingly elected a bi-racial “skinny kid with a funny name” because we saw who he really is and he saw us for what we really are and how much more that we can become. He told us “You are the ones that you have been waiting for” and we have to remember, “yes we can” even more today.

    • 124 MadameSoph
      October 19, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Bravo PM Renzi! Sono pienamente d’accordo con Lei!

      PM Renzi put it beautifully how President Obama has been and will continue to be an inspirational leader of a true renaissance here and around the world.

      Also, his English is very good!

      A confession from this ride or die Obot: PBO’s Italian pronunciation needs some serious improvement 🙂 I would gladly volunteer to help him work on it (dream job) 🙂

      • October 19, 2016 at 11:41 pm

        PBO does try very hard to speak Italian or Spanish and he gets the words right, but yeah, his pronunciation is not good. But what I notice more than that is that he doesn’t get the cadence of each language, the pattern and melody of expression. But he just needs a few lessons!!

  54. 126 CEB
    October 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    There is a beautiful article:” Michelle Obama: The Presidential Election’s Real Winner” that I just read from The Daily Beast, written by Tim Teeman. No, I don’t know how to provide a link (and it would be difficult on the keyboard that I am currently using).

  55. 128 99ts
    October 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    One party has made this election a laughing stock around the world. The Presidential debates were meant to be a debate on the issues by two serious people. Who was invited were family people who supported your policies – not someone to rant and point at the opposition.

    Rallies were meant to explain your position to your supporters, to get help with campaigning, GOTV and to persuade the undecideds – not a hate fest against your opponent, a sitting President and the leaders of your own party.

    Donations are collected to fund your campaign, not to pay yourself for being on the campaign trail.

    Polls exist to show trends, not to demonstrate rigged elections

    I could go on and on and on – but this orange menace has debased an electoral system that has been working since the formation of the United states. Any system needs some tweaking – but this goon is attacking democracy because his no nothing brain does not know and does not understand the workings of the largest democracy in the world.

  56. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    October 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    The good part about Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Trumpo on SNL is that sometimes now when I think of Trump (EEK), I picture Alec.

    Thank you, Mr. Baldwin!

  57. October 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    When will POTUS be going to Miami to campaign for Hillary? I think FLOTUS will be going to Phoenix tomorrow to campaign for Hillary.

  58. 133 jacquelineoboomer
    October 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Chuck Todd knows nothing. Chris Matthews knows nothing. But I’d rather watch MSNBC so I can occasionally hear Rachel and Joy!

  59. 135 99ts
    October 19, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Begosh Steve Schmidt attacking Pence – that guy is going to change parties soon

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