145 Responses to “President Obama: A Fundamentally Decent Human Being”

  1. 1 magapie
    November 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm


  2. November 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    That’s my President.

  3. 3 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    • November 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      What kind of man would treat that kid like that? I will tell you what kind, a disgusting racists, sexists, lying, thin skin bully name Donald Trump.

    • 6 arapaho415
      November 6, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      GE LH.

      In response to tweets you posted on the previous thread (LOL):

      In reference to this ignorance on display, from a former General (begging the question of how the heck did he get to be a General?):

    • 7 Ladyhawke
      November 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm

  4. 8 whenpamelawandered
    November 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    A fundamentally PHENOMENAL HumanBeing! The expression of Human Beingness as the Creator intended us to be. If more ‘people’ were as ‘fundamentally decent’ as this man UNFAILINGLY is, our world would seem a paradise.

  5. 10 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    • 11 Ladyhawke
      November 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Kellyanne could talk the hind legs off a donkey …….

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        November 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        It grates on my nerves even knowing Kellyanne is on the same planet the rest of us are. Jake Tapper also took her down today, using the too-little-way-too-late “where are his taxes” theme. .

      • November 7, 2016 at 7:46 am

        Listening to her just grates on my nerves and sickens my stomach. Her answers always seem to be a “what about the Clintons,” much of which is lacking in facts…but she, for the most part, is allowed to get away with it.

        I would think that she — along with the other Trump surrogates who are willing to lie and say outrageous things on his behalf and in his “defense” — have ruined their reputations beyond repair. Knowing that they will seemingly do anything for a buck, who can have any respect for them going forward?

        • 14 cd4biden
          November 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

          GM swbluega. Republicans will gladly continue to use them because Republicans admire those who will do anything for a buck.

          • November 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

            Good Morning, cd4biden. No doubt they will land on their feet. I’m sure they aren’t constantly subjecting themselves to the disdain and contempt they receive if they weren’t expecting a major payola at the end.

  6. 16 Bill R.
    November 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    L.A. Times final electoral map

    • 17 cd4biden
      November 7, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Hey, check out this map, I see 2 blue walls on either side of our country! Just not sure they are the kind Trump was talking about. 😄

  7. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Oh Nerdy, that story about the young boy the President is greeting … horrific. He made it right, hopefully, for the boy and his family!

    I’m good with Hillary, but too bad we couldn’t have kept the Obama-Biden ticket one more round! The good news is that President Obama and Vice President Biden will REMAIN “fundamentally decent human beings,” no matter where the next road takes them. So proud they have been our leaders for almost eight years.

  8. 19 Bill R.
    November 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

  9. 20 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  10. 23 arapaho415
    November 6, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    To complement LH’s post upthread on Al Franken, here’s a palate cleanser from MN (especially after the deplorable T-shirt worn at DJT rally there today — see previous thread):

  11. 24 arapaho415
    November 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    GE TODville (forgot my hale and hearty greeting just now).


    What is happening to this world, to America?

    • 25 globalcitizenlinda
      November 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      great thing is that this nonsense will all end at around this time this Tuesday.

      and then the Deplorables will cry, scream, stomp their feet, … drink, check on their gun stash … as their homegrown demagogue disappears in his fake-gold crap

    • 26 Gazelle
      November 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      For serious? Surely a snark!

      • 27 carla4obama
        November 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm

        Yes ..the event in Philly with Springsteen is Monday (tomorrow) night. I would love Mr Springsteen to sing that song and dedicate it to our President!!!

      • 29 globalcitizenlinda
        November 6, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        guess because Mr. Springstein, aka The Boss, will be campaigning with The Obamas, The Clintons & solo appearance by SoS HRC tomorrow.

        these are the people to whom power means everything even … above country

      • 30 arapaho415
        November 6, 2016 at 11:02 pm

        GE Gazelle.

        Don’t know whether the crowd booed or not, but seems unlikely that CNN’s senior WH correspondent would tweet something that is easily verifiable as snark.

        Trumpaloons are out of control in raging against ANYTHING that HRC or PBO support or enjoy. They’re now firmly against a song titled “Born In the USA,” as if this were Soviet Russia.

        Such a toxic way to live one’s life (referring of course to Trumpaloons).

  12. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2016 at 10:47 pm

  13. 35 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm


  14. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

  15. November 6, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Good evening, TOD! 48 hrs from now, there’ll be dancing in the streets!

    Here is link to pics and vid clip of Chelsea’s visit to my tiny Borough of 2800…


  16. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    if people doubt that the gop is capable of all things that trash the country they pretend to love, then remember that:

    – one of their very first acts of disloyalty in PBO’s presidency is the meeting they held to sabotage him when the nation was facing a threat of economic collapse;

    – during the first few months of PBO’s presidency, they cheered jubilantly when it was announced that Chicago had lost the 2016 Olympic bid to Brazil


    the list is long but this is a few examples of them just being hateful and treacherous to the nation

  17. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    The only thing cooler than Hillary’s big win on Tuesday would be if soon Hatfield and McCoy I mean Halperin and Heilemann lose their show on MSNBC. Soon. And this is possibly the best tweet I’ve seen all day:

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      • 43 jacquelineoboomer
        November 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm

        • 44 Gazelle
          November 6, 2016 at 11:28 pm

          Icky! JO’B, trust me I had so much language involuntarily coming out of my mouth beyond “icky”! 🙂 Trying to behave!

        • 46 nathkatun7
          November 7, 2016 at 2:00 am

          Great tweet, JO’B! I truly admire your civility. I had choice words for the idiot, who goes around pretending to be an informed journalist. What is even more infuriating is that the so called mainstream media continue to give this shallow man, Mark Halperin, the platform to spew his nonsense. As far as I am concerned, Mark Halperin is both an idiot and a right wing propagandist.

          • 47 jacquelineoboomer
            November 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

            nath! It’s you! And I totally agree on Halperin. Hoping so much that his stupid show is cancelled soon. Nobody needs his opinion on anything. (And did you see the video of BriWi a few days ago, taking down Halperin on live TV? Loved it.)

  18. 48 whenpamelawandered
    November 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    If this is what it’s meant to be, Hamilton cast singing Go Cubs Go, in Chicago 😃

  19. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Accidentally just caught a few minutes of Trump’s voice, which I’ve been trying to avoid. Ever notice practically all of his talking points (still) begin with the words, “The worst [fill in the blank].” Don’t know how he’s still walking around with all of that evil negativity inside of him.

  20. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Things must be going pretty well – Hillary’s team are doing the jokes.

  21. 54 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 11:31 pm

  22. 55 Gazelle
    November 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I pray it will be so on Tuesday: @ 8:30pm ET, Hillary Victory; @ 11:00pm ET, Hillary Landslide. VOTE people, vote! Make it so. With utmost thanks!

  23. November 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    • November 6, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2016 at 11:39 pm


    • 59 cd4biden
      November 7, 2016 at 9:35 am

      GM Alycee. Thanks for your tweet. At phone bank yesterday I met a 16 yr old girl who phone banked for PBO in 2008 and 2012, and now brought her boyfriend to phone bank with her for HRC!! Love all these stories about our younger citizens. We’ve had so many under 18 year olds calling, boys and girls. I love how fearless they are, and they just chat away with people about Hillary and how great she is. It gives me such hope for the country’s future.

  24. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2016 at 11:36 pm

  25. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    November 7, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I more day… GOTV for victory

  26. 68 99ts
    November 7, 2016 at 12:09 am

    So MSNBC is saying how smart Hillary is not to mention emails – and what are they talking about – emails

    • 69 99ts
      November 7, 2016 at 12:18 am

      Otherwise they are quite real in discussing the damage that Comey did to the democrats. A landslide, the senate & possibly the house were going to the dems 9 days ago. That changed in a big way. The GOP was revitalised. The FBI is done as a law and order organisation. Political – ALL the way.

  27. 70 Bill R.
    November 7, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Growing double digit lead in NH for Clinton:

  28. 71 Bill R.
    November 7, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Maggie Hassan leading Ayotte in NH for the Senate:

  29. 72 Bill R.
    November 7, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Symbolic of this campaign.

  30. November 7, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Love this photo. Love our POTUS.

  31. November 7, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Goodnight TOD 🙂


  32. 77 Wilson Michael
    November 7, 2016 at 2:54 am

    PEC EV forecast HRC 323 vs DT 215. I would like HRC to win Ohio (18 EV) so DT ends up with less than Romney and less than 200 EV to shut him up.

  33. November 7, 2016 at 4:14 am

  34. 79 Nena20409
    November 7, 2016 at 4:31 am

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  38. 90 donna dem 4 obama
    November 7, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Good Morning TOD. Stay focused (as our POTUS has said) and do whatever you can to help GOTV today. Send reminders to families and friends via text and email to remind them to vote. Ask them to send you a message once they have cast their vote. I’m exhausted but I’ve got one more day in me so let’s win this for PBO’s legacy.

    Here is some good news from FL.

    • November 7, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Donna, thank you, thank you, thank you!

      Asked them to not vote, but take the names/pics of the ancestors with them. Trying to get my family to flood the fam page. Some of my youngers need a reminder/education… There are days when I marvel that their parents and me were raised by the same folks… One thing I will say for my young cousins, they will call/listen to me… Blessed!

      Plan on dancing in the street tomorrow night…

  39. 93 Ladyhawke
    November 7, 2016 at 7:04 am

  40. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    November 7, 2016 at 7:18 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a great day

  41. November 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Yesterday, while Team HRC was conducting targeted, strategic GOTV. trumpsters were spamming every car and front door with stickers… Complaints were filed!

  42. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    November 7, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Rest in Peace, AG. Janet Reno. Thank you so much for your years of public service

  43. November 7, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Well after souls to the polls yesterday… Democrats have built a 87k vote lead in Florida .

    But but but kelly Anne sez… 👀

  44. 99 Dudette
    November 7, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Good Morning! ☀️
    Good News! 📰

  45. November 7, 2016 at 8:04 am

    So last day b4 Election Day … Immgoing to make a point about undecided voters and veracity of polls.
    Two new national polls this morning and in a four way race: 11 and 9 points of undecided voters???
    Now either undecided voters can’t read or write or the polls are bunk.
    Bc no way in hell is undecided voters that high with one day left.
    Come on man!
    (Albeit Clinton up 4 in each poll but I think it’s more)👀

  46. 102 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Morning everyone. One more wakeup to go.


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have paid at least $1.8 million to a political operative whose roster of companies include several that have been repeatedly investigated for voter registration fraud, even as Trump has complained that the election is rigged against him.

    Three employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm owned by conservative operative Nathan Sproul, pleaded guilty in Florida four years ago to felony charges related to altering and destroying scores of voter registration forms. There were no formal actions against the firm.

    Yet recent federal campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press show Sproul is now back on the RNC’s payroll, this time with a firm named Lincoln Strategy Group. That’s a renamed version of his former firm Sproul & Associates, an Arizona-based company that was investigated for alleged voter registration misconduct in Nevada and Oregon.

    Although Sproul was never charged in the 2012 Florida case, GOP officials and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign considered the charges against his employees alone serious enough to fire his company in 2012. The chairman of the RNC said this week he didn’t know Sproul’s firm has been rehired. Neither the Republican Party nor the Trump campaign would discuss the specifics of the work Sproul or the firm is doing and in what states.

    • 103 Obama Grandmama
      November 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

      When The Donald accuses Hillary’s team of something always remind yourself it is probably something his team has done. (Rigging the election? It’s worse than Watergate?)

  47. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    November 7, 2016 at 8:07 am

  48. 107 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:07 am

    A chuckle for you:)

  49. 108 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Now THERE’S a fucking newsflash!!

  50. November 7, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Again Colorado poll just out all tied up..
    No Bc four way race with 13% undecided with one day left?
    Come on man!😤

    • November 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Hmmm.. delurking for a moment: Hi are you the devils advocate because I’ve noticed your post and somehow they always always seem to be as antagonist.

  51. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    November 7, 2016 at 8:17 am

    • 112 desertflower
      November 7, 2016 at 8:21 am

      That could have been my dad:) Except his shirt would have said, ” Old, white, REPUBLICAN man, not stupid, voted for Hillary”
      My dad was a big get:)

      • November 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

        Several of my constituents — 80, 90 yrs old — fall into your Dad’s category. They are DISMAYED that their offspring have gone full rwnj; and are doing the little bit they can to course correct. I thank God for them…

  52. November 7, 2016 at 8:18 am

  53. 115 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Required viewing from Dr, Wang

  54. 116 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:42 am


  55. 118 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:43 am

    • 119 arapaho415
      November 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

      GM DF.

      Put down your coffee, tea or morning-sipping beverage of choice before reading this: 😉

      The Hill article links to @nytimes article — OK to click, saw that they’ve lowered their paywall from Nov 7-9, and LAtimes is also offering a week’s worth of free clicks this week — haven’t seen whether either WaPo or WSJ are doing the same:



  56. 120 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Look at the finger! These guys are ugly.

  57. 124 JER
    November 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  58. 127 desertflower
    November 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

  59. November 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

  60. 131 No Child Left Behind
    November 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

  61. 133 Bill R.
    November 7, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Election forecasts: Pollyvote -Clinton 323 EVs +5% national vote, Princeton Electoral Consortium (Sam Wang) Clinton 313 EVs >99% probability, Benchmark Politics Clinton 323 EVs 85% probability, Predictwise (futures mkts) Clinton 89% probability of victory, NYTimes Clinton 84% probability, Huffpo Clinton 325 EVs 98.1% probability

    Huffpo Nat. polling aggregator +5.2% Clinton

  62. 134 No Child Left Behind
    November 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

  63. 135 JER
    November 7, 2016 at 9:31 am

    NOW: Sen. Tim Kaine Thanks Campaign Volunteers in Raleigh, NC. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=2

  64. 136 No Child Left Behind
    November 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Good Monday Morning TODVille.

    One of the sweetest moments of these long 2016 campaigns for me was the descent to oblivion of the most-promising-agressive-bully of the Bridgate Governor who, for months, assumed that he could jog from NJ to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and sit the balance of weight into the Oval Office. Thank you MSNBC for staying the course with Bridgate and shedding light on this bully.

    • 137 No Child Left Behind
      November 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

      “his weight”

    • 138 99ts
      November 7, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Given that he orchestrated bridgegate – is he calling himself stupid?

      • 139 cd4biden
        November 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

        Naw, 99ts. By saying it’s the stupidest he’s ever “seen” he is saying he is totally innocent of any knowledge and is dumping it all on his staff to take the fall. Hopefully either way his national political career is over, and hopefully his NJ one a well.

        • 140 99ts
          November 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

          No relationship between what Christie says & what Christie does – or what he “saw”. Thought he was smart – turned out to be as dumb as the rest of the GOP – given the level of his support in NJ – you can fool all of the people some of the time

    • November 7, 2016 at 10:36 am

      gonna save this tweet for the day that he is indicted

  65. 142 Don
    November 7, 2016 at 9:34 am

    My high school band director died this morning peacefully, thank you for all your wisdom and guidance Mr. Paschal.

  66. 145 No Child Left Behind
    November 7, 2016 at 9:59 am

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