132 Responses to “We Are Democrats”

  1. 1 carolyn
    October 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    That ad gave me chills! Thank you for posting it.

  2. 3 GGail
    October 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Hi NW, thanks ❤

  3. 4 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    COMING SOON: Bill Clinton Campaigns in Jacksonville, Fla. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  4. October 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Wonderful Ad! Tells the story of who Democrats are and why we should govern. Well done!

  5. October 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    twitter is in and out. Looks like a massive DOS attack:

  6. 9 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm


    First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the Grammy Museum & BET Student Workshop.

  7. October 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    • October 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      I would believe that *this* is the reason that Ivanka might be irked with her father more than what he said on the video. She seems to be okay when he is disrespectful when talking about her. Do you think she would care about how he talks about other women and how he treats them?

      • October 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

        Doubt that she cares. Earlier this month, while shopping at Stein Mart, found a beautiful blouse on the 75% off Red Dot rack — would have been less that $5.00. Dropped it on the dressing room floor when I saw Ivanka’s tag…

        • October 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm

          That seems to be a common occurrence these days. The Trump brand is hurting.

        • 14 0388jojothecat
          October 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm

          I plan to write all the stores and tell them I will not spend money at a store that promotes the “Trump” Brand. I don’t care if it was a distant cousin, anyone one who supports the bigoted, racist, misoygenist brand name is not some place that will get my money.

  8. 15 arapaho415
    October 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    GA TODville.

    Looks like Twitter is working for Meta and Alycee (but not for me 😦 ).

    Reposting this from the end of the previous thread (to spark some discussion [?] here. Would love hear your thoughts.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Was able to watch today’s WHPB, Josh was really on his game today!

    At the end of the briefing, Josh said PBO will be in San Diego (!) on Sunday (think he means PBO will fly to west coast and then appear in San Diego on Monday, but not sure), LA on Monday and Tuesday, back to DC for Wednesday and Thursday meetings, then to Orlando FL (for more Rubio bashing no doubt, LOL) on Friday.

    Am in a state of shock that PBO will be in San Diego, one of the most fiercely conservative cities on the west coast (it’s changed since I grew up there, but its foundation was built on US Navy and Marines, plus tourism). Think @ApplegateCA49 will no doubt be at that event, and look forward to seeing Darrell Issa getting PBO’s Marco Rubio treatment ).

    Shameless GOP have done nothing but obstruct, and haven’t taken their jobs seriously. From now until election day, it’s payback time, baby, from #TwoTermsBaby POTUS.

    P.S. MSM are so shallow, they are completely taken aback by HRC’s army of wildly POPULAR surrogates, they won’t know what hit them — will they meekly carry Trump’s water, or will they *accurately* report on what is truly happening this election season?

    • October 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Twitter has been spotty all day… We probably can thank trumpty’s friends…

    • 18 99ts
      October 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Hi arapaho – I watched most of Josh today – he was sure on his game – but I didn’t see the end. One of the toddlers seemed upset that PBO was attacking Rubio – Josh took the opportunity to talk about republicans who put self and party ahead of their convictions and their country. Spoke of Rubio’s immigration reform that he gave up on because RWNJs. After 8 years it is so nice to hear republicans being called out for their obstructive behavior and refusal to do their job.

      • 19 arapaho415
        October 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm

        GM 99ts.

        Yes, that was Josh’s answer that I was referring to.

        Loved this quip from @presssec (referring to Philippine President Duterte’s spokespeople, not Duterte himself):

        • 20 99ts
          October 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm

          That was so good – and one of the dimwits asked him to explain it – after his first mention. Many of them are as thick as stumpy fingers.

  9. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    October 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    The DOS attacks should remind, all who celebrate wikileaks stealing of DNC & HRC data, that anyone of us is vulnerable

  10. 22 FoxfireTX
    October 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Well, I just found the first good thing about living in Texas! No Internet problems here, too red for Russia to be concerned about this part of the country:-)

  11. October 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Paypal is shut down also with DOS attack. Russia is up to something again.

  12. 24 FoxfireTX
    October 21, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Trump finally could not help himself any longer….he went after FLOTUS today. Big mistake.

    “We have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. His wife, all she wants to do is campaign. And I see how much his wife likes Hillary,” Trump said. “But wasn’t she the one that originally started the statement, if you can’t take care of your home — right? — you can’t take care of the White House or the country.”

    “Where is that? I don’t hear that. I don’t hear that. She’s the one that started that. I said, ‘We can’t say that, it’s too vicious.’ Can you believe it? I said that,” he continued. “They said, well Michele Obama said it. I said she did? Now she said that, but we don’t hear about that.”


    • October 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      With FLOTUS’ mantra of “When they go low, WE go HIGH” ringing in my ears, I’ll just say: “Well, Bless his little heart…”

      • 26 FoxfireTX
        October 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

        This made me laugh. Perfect but I doubt FLOTUS will think of this expression. When I moved to TX and started hearing it, I had to look up exactly how it was to be used:-) But even after 17 years here, I never think to use it.

      • 28 0388jojothecat
        October 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm

        What the hell was that jiberish he was speaking…..can’t that man speak in complete sentences?

        • 29 whenpamelawandered
          October 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

          Glub, glub, glub – it’s the sound of someone drowning in their own spittle.

        • 30 99ts
          October 21, 2016 at 6:50 pm

          I think he sat through school with his fingers stuck in his ears. His language skills are similar to those of a pre-schooler & that’s insulthing the children.

    • 31 CEB
      October 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      You had to know that this was coming. The carnival barker comes after anyone who does not kiss his ass. The good thing is that neither he nor his minions can hurt her, nor stop her. We march on to victory.

    • 32 GGail
      October 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Trumps is yesterday’s trash and no longer worth a “click” from me. Who cares what he says now. We should be focusing on getting people to their voting polls.

      • 33 99ts
        October 21, 2016 at 6:52 pm

        He’ll be yesterday’s trash November 9. Everything he says at the moment should be used to turn any sane voters away from the man and the party who thought they could make him President.

    • 34 nospin
      October 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      actually it didn’t receive the usual Trump campaign response from the rally attendees. Even his delivery was off…so whatever.

      You do you Trumpkins.

  13. 35 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Congrats, carolyn & GGail for your Golden ⭐ ⭐
    Thanks, for a new post, NW.
    So now, Trump has uttered FLOTUS’s name at a rally.
    Karma has now Signed, Sealed & Delivered Victory to Hillary R. Clinton on 08Nov16.

    • 36 CEB
      October 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      He totally lives in an alternate universe. Time to pull him back into reality; saying you won does it make it so, it only shows that you are delusional. The way he looked at Hillary last night tells it all. He could not bring her down, the crowd was mostly with her and all he could do was fume. He looked like he was one step away from hitting her (the last resort of men who bully women).

      • 37 FoxfireTX
        October 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm

        At some level, he seems to know it’s over after Wednesday night. The question remains who he will try to take down with him. There is no doubt he is after Paul Ryan, he seems to be the primary target. But I suspect there will be more.

      • 38 amk for obama
        October 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm

        No need to pull him back to reality. I want his thugly base see him going mad right in front of their racist eyes.

  14. 39 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  15. 40 whenpamelawandered
    October 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Question for BobFr and other WA Dems: gak, we have to choose between two republicans for State Treasurer – need advice, heads you lose, tails you lose. 😦🙄🙃😕😝

  16. 41 sherijr
    October 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Great ad! I like it! 🙂 🙂

  17. 42 GGail
    October 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Alycee, are you still around?
    My cousin has received a response from her republican congressman, Barry Loudermilk. We’ll accept assistance from who ever will help her get positive support from the VA. Thanks for your guidance!

  18. 44 yardarm756
    October 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Good Afternoon…fom me to you.


    You know … time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

    But, here it is… the back nine of my life and it catches me by surprise … How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

    I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first hole and the back nine was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

    But, here it is … my friends are retired and getting grey … they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me … but I see the great change … Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant … but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d become

    Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore … it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will … I just fall asleep where I sit!

    And so … now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But at least I know, that though I’m on the back nine, and I’m not sure how long it will last … this I know, that when it’s over on this earth … it’s over. A new adventure will begin! Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done … things I should have done, but, indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.

    So, if you’re not on the back nine yet … let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the back nine or not!

    You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life … so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember … and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

    “Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic

    one. LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! HAVE A GREAT DAY! Remember, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”


    ~ Your kids are becoming you … but your grandchildren are perfect!

    ~ Going out is good … Coming home is better!

    ~ You forget names… But it’s OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!

    ~ You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything like golf.

    ~ The things you used to care to do, you aren’t as interested in anymore, but you really don’t care that you aren’t as interested.

    ~ You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV ‘ON’ than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep.”

    ~ You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch.

    ~ You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”… ???

    ~ You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!

    ~ What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

    ~ Everybody whispers.

    ~ You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear.
    ~ But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!

    Stay well, “OLD FRIEND!” Send this on to other “Old Friends!” and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.


  19. 53 Ladyhawke
    October 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    • 54 Ladyhawke
      October 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm

  20. 55 FoxfireTX
    October 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    LOVE that PBO is getting under his skin! And the more DT goes after him, the higher his ratings go.

  21. 56 57andfemale
    October 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Sounds like the cyber attacks today are pretty serious. I still can’t get Twitter, although Amazon is okay.

  22. 61 57andfemale
    October 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Damn, scroll down through the article to see the list of sites affected today:


  23. October 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm

  24. 65 57andfemale
    October 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Have I mentioned that I loathe Republicans, and especially Trump?

    • 66 FoxfireTX
      October 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      I have a long list, 57, although Trump is at the top. But I was so thrilled to see the testimony about Christie today. I will never forget the way he mocked PBO when he was campaigning for Romney in 2012. It was NASTY! And I feel the same way about him that I do Trump, they aren’t fit to shine PBO’s shoes, so to speak. Nothing I’d like better than to see the two of them wrapped up in court for years to come.

    • October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you 57andfemale for the entire quote.

    • October 21, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you for this 57. Trump’s whole range of surrogates have been quoting this, and even though it seemed kind of harsh for FLOTUS, it had not occurred to me to google it yet. These lying pack of hyenas! This is how they do with everything now, just lie, and then keep repeating the lie. I even heard some douche call Mrs. Obama a hypocrite because of it! WOW!!!

    • 69 GGail
      October 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      There’s that “hair on fire” knee-jerk reaction when all we have to do is a little research. /smh

    • 70 Obama Grandmama
      October 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      I wondered wth Trump was talking about referring to Michelle belittling Hillary in the 2008 campaign. I followed the race very closely and never remembered his reference so thanks for posting this.

    • 71 99ts
      October 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      They go low 57, and Trump has hit rock bottom attacking FLOTUS.

      It is pleasing to note, however, that he has no surrogates out there running campaign events – not even his family who attend so few of his events. It upsets him that his opponent has the best campaigners in the land supporting her. Hillary is blessed to have so many positive folks out there on the trail – including her primary opponent. The jerk is going to be blamed for a massive GOP defeat, he’s going to lose his empire & any friends he had before he decided to use the US political system as revenge for being called out on his stupid.

    • October 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Wow…so FLOTUS was talking about herself…..how lame is TRUMP….

    • 73 Wilson Michael
      October 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      I just don’t understand Trump. Three wives multiple mistresses, (and gropees’ and molestees) etc, and he wants to comment on family values of others. I am gobsmacked!!!!!

  25. 74 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    NOW: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Stop at The Creamery at Penn State – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  26. October 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Posted by OMG Facts on fb

  27. October 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    LOVE this. One of the things I remember most about meeting PBO one of the last times is when he makes that scrunchy curly nose face smile. He’s really so sweet.

  28. October 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    A tied race in Fl. Senate:

    • 79 arapaho415
      October 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      GA BillR.

      Mentioned this upthread, but got no response, but now that Twitter is back for me ( 🙂 ):

      PBO will be campaigning for HRC in 3 cities next week (fundraisers for downballot Dems in most cities he’s visiting):

      Sunday – San Diego (see upthread for my comment about this)
      Monday – Los Angeles, taping Jimmy Kimmel
      Tuesday – Las Vegas
      Friday – Orlando

      IMHO, there are 3 downballot seats that PBO really, really wants Dems to win.

      1) Marco Rubio’s Senate seat

      Based on PBO’s consistent strength of character, I think PBO views Rubio as even worse than DJT, birtherism, racism, white supremacy, etc., because every. thing. Rubio does is politically motivated to advance himself — at least deplorable DJT has honest (abhorrent) convictions. At today’s WHPB, Josh Earnest made this point when asked about PBO’s statements about Rubio in Florida — Josh cited Rubio’s flip flop on comprehensive immigration reform, that Rubio is loyal only to Republican donors who can further his (Presidential) ambitions.

      2) Darrell Issa CA CD49 seat

      Every Dem hates Issa’s witchhunts.

      3) Harry Reid’s Senate seat

      To express gratitude to loyal friend and supporter.

      • October 21, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        Good points. About Rubio… I think President Obama also has eyes on 2020. He understands that Rubio is an empty suit but that he may fool a lot of people, including the media, into believing he is presidential material. In other words, President Obama is already thinking about protecting Hillary’s second term.

    • 81 99ts
      October 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Bill – a joy to see – the pundits have been saying Florida Senate was lost to the dems

    • 82 carla4obama
      October 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      What is that D besides Rubio!

    • 83 Wilson Michael
      October 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Woohooo!!!! I am sure that is close enough for HRC and the Florida Dem party GOTV to push Murphy over the line.

  29. October 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Richard Branson reveals Trump’s motivation for his campaign and his life. Wants to spend the rest of his life seeking revenge.

  30. October 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm


    • 87 arapaho415
      October 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      GA Meta.

      Heard this on the radio (@cbsradionews played this clip at 3pm today), LOL.

      Also picked up LATimes:


  31. 88 CEB
    October 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Whatever happened to Steve Kroft of 60 minutes? Did they fire him after his affair was found out; the one where he bragged to the A-A attorney/mistress that he was the “go to guy” for interviewing PBO? He was a disrespectful, dismissive sob. Funny how so many who went after the president wound up being felled by their own arrogance.

    • 89 Bill R.
      October 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      I was wondering about that.

    • 90 Wilson Michael
      October 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      That includes Repub senate and congress and the repub partisans on the supreme court. The severe obstruction of PBO over the past seven years is now coming home to roost, in the form of incompetent Drumpf. If HRC eeks out a modest gain in the house, the dems will be able to do alot of programs in the first two years, and have a fighting chance of holding on in 2018.

    • 91 Betsy
      October 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      I never heard about this! When did this happen?

  32. October 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Jon Favs and Dan Pfeiffer

  33. 93 Bill R.
    October 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    My wife and I just filled out our ballots at the kitchen table and put them in the mail. This is how it should be done everywhere. It’s a stress free process, with all the voter guide materials you need. We discussed some of the state ballot measures, pros and cons and consulted some of the arguments and endorsements in the voter pamphlet. Any day you can vote for Hillary and the Obama legacy against Trump is a good day. Also pleased I can vote for Gov. Kate Brown who is doing a marvelous job in our state. Senator Ron Wyden is up for re-election but it’s a no-contest for him. Keep the faith, everyone!

    • 94 Obama Grandmama
      October 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Bill, last night I read your post and a reply from another Oregonian indicating you had both gotten your ballots. I had not gone to the mailbox that day so anticipated getting my ballot when I went to the mailbox today. No ballot! I know I got my voters pamphlet before a relative in another area in Oregon so guess the ballots arrive at different times throughout the state.
      My daughter living abroad in Germany voted yesterday.

  34. 96 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  35. 97 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Richard Branson: Trump vowed to destroy 5 people who refused to help him


  36. October 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm


  37. October 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  38. 102 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

  39. 103 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

  40. October 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm

  41. 105 desertflower
    October 21, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Afternoon everyone!

  42. 106 99ts
    October 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    From mention above I read up on the bridgegate trial. No wonder Christie is supporting stubby fingers – they are two peas in a pod – absolute bullies and willing to push anyone under the bus to save self. Whether he is prosecuted or not – irrelevant. His political career is dead, he has few friends, no job & no-where near the funds of most ex politicians. He can go eke out a living as a small time prosecutor, hitting on people who should use his prior behavior as their defense.

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      October 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I saw the bomb shell that Chrispy Crème was told about the bridge shutting down long before it actually shut down. I am hoping this is the smoking gun that gets him impeached. I sit here and recall the movie The God Father and how Michael Corelone gets revenge on the folks who tried to kill his dad. On PBO’s last day in office all those that disrespected him will be going down in flames as he and Michelle walks out the front door. Since they are hanging around D.C. I wonder if they will party with the Clintons and attend a few inaugurals balls.

      • 108 99ts
        October 21, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        I think they might miss the balls to give Hillary the frontline she has earned. If Michelle was around she would steal the show 🙂

        Karma is winning in DC – a delight to see.

  43. 109 desertflower
    October 21, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I hope she chokes on these words. Evil bitch, that one.

  44. October 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    If you need a break from the politics, check out this live stream.

    Jimmy Heath: Life of A Legend
    Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 7:00 PM EDT on jazz
    Tonight we celebrate the life and 90th birthday of a true living legend, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath. With vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Jon Faddis, Stanley Cowell, Tootie Heath, and Melissa Aldana. With music, stories, conversation, and images from Heath’s extensive personal archive, this intimate performance in The Appel Room will be an insightful look into the colorful career of a profoundly influential artist. Heath’s earliest career highlights include long-term partners…


  45. 112 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm

  46. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    October 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    A joke … but I hope not!

  47. 114 MadameSoph
    October 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Stopping by with some nerd news:

  48. 116 hopefruit2
    October 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Good evening Nerdy & TOD! Was there supposed to be a BET “love and music” event at the White House this evening??? 🙂

  49. October 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  50. 128 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Good Evening TOD.

  51. 130 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  52. 131 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  53. 132 vcprezofan2
    October 21, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Well, work has kept me mostly quiet this past week, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been PeAking in on the village before falling asleep. Here’s a pretty nature pic to celebrate the end of another ‘work’ week for me (plus its beauty may help herald the rapidly approaching time when DT will hopefully fade away from the limelight). 🙂 🙂

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