168 Responses to “President Obama Delivers A Statement On The 2016 Election”

  1. November 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Firsties. Thank you Nerdy for bringing this to us. I intend to carry the glow of the Obamas with me to get through this terrible upset. Thanks again for all you do for us. Hello to Chips and Danny as well.

  2. 8 idon
    November 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Secondzies although I don’t think that’s a thing. I thought HRC did a great great job and people went crazy when she mentioned the Obamas.

    I also loved the way she framed her concession speech in the context of the peaceful transfer of power. That was everything.

    The other thing I think Evil is thinking right now is that more Americans despise him than voted for him.

    • 9 arapaho415
      November 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Afternoon, idon.

      Nah, DJT has the same mindset as Charlie Sheen, cannot accept that he’s not loved as much as he loves himself. Not capable of being self-reflective.

    • 10 CEB
      November 9, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Democrats always put country first and are punished for it. What does this say about the true nature of the majority of this country.

  3. 11 Dudette
    November 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      November 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      One of the heroes of my teen years – always wanted to go to a coffee shop in New York and read my poems to him. Ha. He had much more depth, of course, than I understood at the time!!!!

  4. 13 GGail
    November 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    NW, thank you.
    I think you realize how important TOD has become to so many of us and we thank you for stepping in and stepping up to keep this blog going. We owe you a debt of gratitude that we can never pay – except with words of love, admiration and appreciation.

    You Rock Girl ! ❤

  5. 15 smoothscotch
    November 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I second and third that. Thank you as I am officially off MSNBC, which I cancelled this morning.

  6. 16 Dudette
    November 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  7. 17 vcprezofan2
    November 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    THANK *you* very much for this, NW. I know your heart must be heavy too even as you ‘press on’! I truly appreciate the chance to watch our President speaking while being surrounde by this family….as I always have.

    • 18 theo67
      November 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Hey VC – good to see you on this trying day.

      • 19 vcprezofan2
        November 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        Hel-lo, Theo – good to see familiar faces and to know that the evil forces haven’t yanked us all apart. I’m sitting here playing online solitaire and trying to scrape together some mental calm.
        Trusting you and yours are doing well (notwithstanding this sinkhole that’s being created).

        • 20 theo67
          November 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm

          I’m safely ensconced in California, and had the foresight to take today off from work. I can’t watch any more politics, so I’m watching x-men apocalypse on TV. Been on the phone with my sisters until 3am and then again since 6:30 – we can’t make head or tails of this thing.

          • 21 vcprezofan2
            November 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm

            I don’t believe you’ll make sense of it, so x-men apocalypse works as well as solitaire, I guess. At first the shock left me speechless for hours, while my mind kept circling around the thought that something isn’t right about this. Despite knowing there’s a lot of hatred towards *others* out *there*, it still feels to me like something isn’t right about this result. Sigh!

            Funny enough I could have used a day at work today if only to get my mind on other matters, but I wasn’t called. Ah, me.

  8. 22 hopefruit2
    November 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks Nerdy for posting the link! I will listen to what the President has to say. I know much of it will be obligatory, polite words to the birther-in-chief,but I’m sure he also will have a few words of great insight and truth-telling. Let us see what he tells us.

  9. 23 GGail
    November 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    The State of California voted Clinton 61%, Trump 33%
    Why couldn’t the rest of America follow suit????!!!!??!!!?!!!?

    • 24 arapaho415
      November 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Morning, GGail.

      If Twitter is to be believed, it’s because Dems didn’t turn out — have no idea if it’s true or not, but these are the states that moved the needle (backwards):


      • 25 0388jojothecat
        November 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Didn’t I read here or somewhere that FL, WI and MI purged about 1 million AA, and Latin voters? They wanted to purge 7 million?

    • 27 sherijr
      November 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Maryland did.

    • 29 MadameSoph
      November 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      GGail, I am so glad we live here! I feel for those who are vulnerable in other states.

      Everyone was so happy around my neighborhood yesterday. Today, I know we are all in shock. I feel for the folks at Dem HQ today!

  10. 30 Dudette
    November 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Hmm 🤔

    • 31 carla4obama
      November 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      No..that is not what we should do. Going in the gutter with them is not how we operate. “When they go low we go high”.
      We must be a party of light and hope.

      • November 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm

        Going to tweet your important words

      • 33 MadameSoph
        November 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm

        We must be the party of light and hope! Yes!

        I know Barack and Michelle are feeling all that we are feeling today and more! I know that they probably have some choice words in their private moments. But President Obama came out and he went high, as he always does! I will do my best to honor their example, even if my private time, with those closest to me, is full of choice words!

      • 34 CEB
        November 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

        Because we will be needed when the willfully blind ones who voted for this walking disaster realize that they have been defrauded as has everyone else, from his wives on down, who had any dealings with him. They will need somewhere to go. It is always interesting how those who have been wronged the most are often required to save those who wronged them.

      • 35 taiping1
        November 9, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        Everything GOP proposes is antithetical to the best interests of all but the wealthy White people. Unending opposition is the only way to further the intents of the majority (those who voted Blue and those who did not; for the women, all POC, Muslims, LGBT, Jews (since he is supported by the Nazis). No way in which we can collaborate with the GOP.

      • 36 57andfemale
        November 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        I beg to differ: Hillary won the popular vote. Dems have an obligation to use that to maintain our progress and further our agenda. GOP never had a mandate and treated PBO & the Dems as if they did. We have moral ground here and we’d better damn well use it.

        • 37 57andfemale
          November 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

          I would also add, this country elected an obvious charlatan without seeing his taxes and without any information about his financial entanglements and conflicts of interest. The GOP is great at faux outrage, as if HRC’s emails contained the God damned plan for the Normandy invasion. Dems have an obligation to remind America over and over and over that, without the knowledge of how Trump stands to personally benefit, we will hold him accountable.

      • 38 Betsy
        November 9, 2016 at 11:39 pm

        Unfortunately carla4obama, that’s what Republicans are counting on.

    • 39 arapaho415
      November 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Still reeling from last night, but feel better after hearing from HRC (did you see some of the young women in attendance, absolutely heartbroken, tears streaming down their faces — which would have been me, at their age) and PBO with OurManJoe.

      Just a personal opinion, no basis on facts or knowledge, but I think #SpeakerPelosi (please make it so in two years!) has something up her sleeve. She’s a master strategist (like the retiring Senator Reid, so happy that his mentee, the first Latina Senator was victorious last night) — she *knows* how to leverage and get things done under clueless R noses. DJT hasn’t a clue, but I think he’s persuaded by flattery and sweet talk to his ego, so we’ll see.

      Still unhappy about Putin being in charge of all three branches of our government, though. 😦

    • November 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    • 44 Obama Grandmama
      November 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      I get why he says that they got everything they wanted by obstructing and not compromising or working with the President. Then they turned around and complained about jobs, needed infrastructure spending, Benghazi (they did not fund as requested). Even that the workers were cheated due to their own state governing rules. I could go on and on. He is saying if that is what it takes… we just need to come up with a high road strategy instead.

  11. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    November 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  12. 47 Grab a Mop Grace
    November 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I will assume that the journalists that Trump demonized, will hold his feet to the fire as they did President Obama?
    They certainly shouldn’t be bound by some allegiance to him. I hope that every day, there will be a new scandal uncovered that he must answer for. And that those voters who wanted his kind of change, and the eligible voters who stayed home, are embarrassed with their choice.

    I do not wish him to do damage to our country, but I do want him to be sorry that he ever decided to play this game.
    He should receive all of the proper pressure to abandon his business interests, and not profit from the country’s ignorance.
    He should feel the full wrath of angry American’s, as he unleashes his promised agenda for the first 100 days.
    Let’s start with the citizens who will lose their healthcare, businesses that will lay-off healthcare employees, etc.
    Let’s take every opportunity to remind Trump voters of what the Unemployment rate is today, what the Debt looks like today, what incomes look like today, versus what they will be like as time passes.
    This is our opportunity to compare and contrast with this guys predecessor, our President Obama.

    I’m mad, sad and scared as hell. But I know that this is happening for a reason that I don’t yet understand. It will be revealed in the future.
    We have to harness this anger and disappointment, and mold it in to lasting change.

    Thank you for listening. Love to you all.

    • 48 CEB
      November 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      The media will fall in line as will the few republican congress people who spoke out against him. They will be required to kiss his ass and beg for his forgiveness. They are gutless fools who have been bought and paid for by their corporate owners. There will be no truth-telling, no holding his feet to the fire or anything else that is even remotely fits the true role of the 4th estate. We will not have any help from anyone other than ourselves to deal with this carnival barker and his motley crew. The DOJ will be filled with his minions and law enforcement agencies will go hunting Black people even more because there will be no one to protect us. The FBI will be his personal goon squad and congress will be his bitches and the rest of us his victims.

    • 49 COS
      November 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      I wonder if Trump will be polled as much as President Obama?

    • 51 Dudette
      November 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Their allegiance is to ratings and only that.

    • 54 57andfemale
      November 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      The msm caved when he didn’t have power. I shudder to think what willing rubes they will be now that he does.

      I’m physically ill from this.

    • 55 Betsy
      November 9, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      They won’t. Their owners owe the GOP, so it will continue to be for disinformation. Nothing will change, sorry that’s how I see it.

  13. 56 vcprezofan2
    November 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks, President Obama.

  14. 58 MadameSoph
    November 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm


  15. 59 CEB
    November 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    President Barack Hussein Obama (my president forever) is a great man. His name means “blessed” and we have been so by his loving, thoughtful, courageous service. He loves us and this country warts and all.

    • 60 Sam UK Obama supporter
      November 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      CEB I could not have said it better myself. PBO is my forever president too. Words can not describe how much I love and respect him and his amazing wife Michelle.

  16. 61 CEB
    November 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I am glad that he did not answer any of their questions which were sure to be of the most awful variety. I also hope he never speaks to them again.

  17. November 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    We’ve just witness class…President Obama and VP Biden.

  18. 63 Judith Fardig
    November 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    President Obama, modeling the best possible behavior at the worst possible time. Could not love and respect you and your family and team more. If there is the peaceful transition of Presidential power, it will be totally due to your grace and concern for the future of this country. We intend to savor every remaining moment of the Obamas in the White House. Special hugs to Chips, Nerdy, and our TOD community.

  19. 64 GGail
    November 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Once again, PBO is the adult in the room ❤

    • 65 Bill R.
      November 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Absolutely…… he is such an inspiring human being, doing always what is best for the country, for others, beyond personal feelings. That is the definition of maturity.

  20. 67 arapaho415
    November 9, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Hello TODville.

    I’m recovering my dystopian state from last night, but still wary and nervous. Resolving not to dwell on the frightening aspects of R sweep last night, but I may lapse now and again.

  21. 71 PrayerWarriorforObama
    November 9, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hello to everyone at TOD. Just to let you know that my tiny little island is feeling your pain and disappointment. Everywhere I go, the despondent faces and words tell the same message – unbelief. But we want you to not give in, to persevere with what is good and just.

    And as he has done so many times, PBOs inspiring voice has brought me some peace of mind. Be blessed everyone.

  22. 75 JER
    November 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    The Terrorists Have Won: Donald Trump is the New President | Donald Trump is the new president of the United States of America.
    How should we process — and how should we resist — what comes next? The Closer with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  23. November 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  24. 77 No Child Left Behind
    November 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    There is nothing scary there. If DT can be president, Rudy Guiliani can become AG. Joe Aparao of AZ can become Homeland Security Chief. Sarah Palin can become Energy Secretary of Family Value Minister. What I am trying to say is that nothing can be more shocking then DT elected president. Can it?

  25. 80 CEB
    November 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I still have not been able to fall asleep. I read a little, nod a very little then wander back here. The nightmare is now our reality and there is great uncertainty because this man stands for nothing and lies all of the time so no one has any idea how he will handle the awesome responsibility that I still believe was not his original intent. There will be a shadow presidency with Pence and the sycophantic rejects that will fill his cabinet. He will forget whatever he told PBO and go on his wayward way with the country lurching drunkenly in his wake. Putin will call the foreign policy shots and Chine will own us and the South China seas as surely as they own him.
    PS this will be my last day of negativity because it only makes us all feel bad, but I need to get it all out. Tomorrow, I will talk about how to live fully in this new world.

    • 81 CEB
      November 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      The people who are handling this the best are elderly A-A women. They can teach us more than a thing or two about how to keep on keeping on and faith.

  26. 82 Bill R.
    November 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Our President Obama is such a mature and gracious person, doing what is level headed and wise for our country even when it is most difficult.

    • 83 CEB
      November 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Because he is a true statesman, a leader who time and again puts aside his own emotions to help us to deal with ours.

  27. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    November 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm

  28. 90 CEB
    November 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The only thing that could make this mess worse is if our guys had lost to the worthless one. They won twice, with an electoral share in the 300’s. They are more popular than ever and will be able to go anywhere (unlike Dubya) and do anything they please.
    PBO has also sewn up things. it will not be as easy as some seem to think to undo many of the things he has set in place.
    Another group that I feel bad for are the ushers, butlers, and other members of the White House staff. I know that they will feel horrible having to serve these classless, graceless, self-important mongrels.

    • 91 vcprezofan2
      November 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Reading your comments about those who will continue to serve in the WH just now made me think of Trump’s young son as he stood with his family. One would think he’d show some happy feelings since they “won”, but he sure looked like a sad little creature!

  29. November 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    We’ll get through this…

  30. November 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    • 94 0388jojothecat
      November 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      When 98/99% AA’s voted for PBO it was “Because he’s Black”…remember Laura Schlessinger? radio pyscho who told that AA woman married to a white man to suck it up and said N word multiple times and lost her radio job. I wonder if they will say the same thing about the white men & women who voted Trump?

  31. November 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

  32. 101 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I will enjoy PBO’s final days in office and show my gratitude to his family and team.

    Promoting socio-economic justice has always been my field and it will consume my efforts & time.


    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      November 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      It’s clear you are a wonderful person, GCL!

      • 103 globalcitizenlinda
        November 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        O-Sister, thanks a lot for that huge compliment.

        You know how much I admire you, your perseverance and always being able to hold others up when they need it.

        Very grateful to PBO, Chips & NW for always bringing us together

  33. 105 Anna
    November 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Trump will never be my president, will never call him president, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, just like Gore did.

  34. 106 Nena20409
    November 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Too sad for words.
    I am so appreciative of TOD Community. Thanks.
    Sorry to read that Amk is leaving Us. It was a pleasure to have known you here. I hope that you will reconsider in the future for your Personality is a Force for good.
    Thanks you NW. You Rock!
    Congrats to all the Gold :starL winners since last Evening, starting with this post.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}

    • 107 GGail
      November 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Nena, where did you read that Amk is leaving us? I’ve been so not on TOD in recent days, I’ve missed it. Please direct me.

      • 108 globalcitizenlinda
        November 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

        during the middle of last night, when the states started to turn crazy, AMK posted what he termed as ” MY Final Post”. It included words of gratitude to PBO.

        I don’t know whether he posted (or will post) again because at that time, I began to loose my mind (and haven’t got it back since)

  35. 110 Nena20409
    November 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    • 111 COS
      November 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Voter suppression did not make it any easier. When Democrats stay at home, we lose.

    • 112 Obama Grandmama
      November 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      I think there were many reasons including Americans restlessly look for a change (the grass is greener effect) and rarely stay with the same party in office more than the two terms (Reagan/ Bush Sr excepted). There are single issue voters such as abortion, Supreme Court, climate change, jobs, war, immigration. There are protest voters which could be against a personality flaw in the candidate. The voter suppression/ID laws, the shorter voting hours, dirty tricks, intimidation, Russian interference, wiki leak document releases, FBI interference, computer failures and election questionable actions and just plain phony promises and lies all plus more affected the election. There is more than lower turnout involved and some of the lower turnout may be due to the suppression actions.

  36. 113 Nena20409
    November 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

  37. 114 GGail
    November 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Things that make you go Hmmmm? Coincidence?

    Votes are still being counted across the country, but it appears Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton could win the popular vote, while President-elect Trump wins the electoral college and thus the White House.

    At 5 a.m. on the West Coast, the Associated Press showed Clinton with 59.16 million votes nationally, compared to Trump’s 59 million votes.

    If that holds true as the remaining precincts report their ballots, it would mimic the 2000 results, where Democrat Al Gore narrowly won the popular vote, but George W. Bush won the White House.

    • 115 57andfemale
      November 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      She’ll definitely win the popular vote. CA takes forever to count their ballots, and OR too, I think. She’ll be over a million more votes, is my guess.

  38. 116 Gazelle
    November 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    [I like the last sentence below. 🙂 ]

    […..] They have come to Marrakech to work on the nuts and bolts of the Paris Climate Agreement.

    However the election of Mr Trump now poses something of a threat to the deal signed less than a year ago in the French capital.
    The treaty commits governments to take action to keep global temperatures from rising by 2C above pre-industrial levels and to do their best to keep that rise to less than 1.5 degrees.

    But Mr Trump has promised that within 100 days of taking office he would “cancel” the agreement and “stop all payments of US tax dollars to UN global warming programmes”.

    Aware of Mr Trump’s intentions, countries speedily ratified the Paris deal and it became a binding part of international law on 4 November.

    If the new president wants to take the US out of the agreement, the process will require four years before he is free of it. [….]

    More here: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37928593

  39. 117 susanne
    November 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Aloha TOD family. I woke up this morning with a cliché running round my head: ya win some, ya lose some. That felt so wrong and flip and weak! But as I’ve begun to face the future as it is, letting go of the future I had imagined, I realized that the great leaders who have gone before us– whether Susan B. Anthony or Martin Luther King– have not lived to see their work triumph. A lifetime is not enough to do all that we want to do for humanity, and yet we carry on in faith and in the sure knowledge that what we envision for our nation is good and beautiful and will only come if we carry on, step by step, forward.

    Also too– I’m not counting the Obamas out quite yet. They will be very busy the next couple of months, and forever after, because that is who they are. And that is why they inspire us and lead us on to the better day.

    Nerdy, thank you so much for those wonderful photos up top! Just seeing their smiles brings me joy and reminds me that ‘yes we can’ is still an excellent motto. Much love to everyone here, all together in pain today. I told my husband, it feels like a death, this loss of a grasp on the next four years. But we are alive, there is hope, and we have some Dems to elect in 2 years, as well as a line to hold and a beloved president to support and follow. As always, just being here with you all makes me feel better– just as we hug family at a funeral. And then we carry on, in hope, in love, in faith, and with all our intelligence focused on the continuing work.

    Today, though, just breathing, doing a little laundry, and maybe pulling some weeds in the garden.

    • 118 CEB
      November 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      I hope that PBO and family will soon go by the Big Island on their way to their island retreat. I hope that he has sun-drenched days to body surf at the beach, as many games of golf with good friends as he wishes, and long hours with his daughters as they navigate the next change in their lives as a family, killer games of scrabble with his sister and long, romantic dates with Michelle. I hope that soon after 1/20/2017 he will take her on the promised trip along California’s coastline to re-create their honeymoon trip, and to Broadway plays and all of her favorite restaurants (they will be able to date like real people- no ambulances, sharp shooters, etc). I hope that his first purchase is a car so that he can drive himself anywhere, alone, whenever he wishes. I hope that he can take those long walks that he likes around the neighborhood with Bo and Sunny in tow, as well as a daughter or two at times. I also wish him hours to spend in bookstores without nosy people asking what he is reading. In other words, I wish for them all of the things that they have had to give up or to have modified because they chose to serve us for 8 years. Hmm, it is rather stalkerish that I know so much about them.

      • 119 susanne
        November 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        ‘rather stalkerish’ 🙂
        Yes, I’ve been looking forward to their enjoying those simple pleasures, too, knowing that in the best scenario (for them) we wouldn’t be seeing it all in photos every day. Just some days, because, we really like to see them!

      • November 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm

        That paints a beautiful picture, Ceb, and they deserve every second of it. Thanks.

        • 121 Dudette
          November 10, 2016 at 8:11 am

          Agreed. Except the driving alone part. He may be able to drive himself but he’s gonna have a Secret Service detail with him for quite a while. And while he may find annoying, know they’ve got his back gives me great comfort.

    • November 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      That first paragraph is the truth. They endured and never gave up and we have to do the same.

  40. 124 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    the implications for SCOTUS can’t be overstated

  41. 125 Nena20409
    November 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

  42. 129 No Child Left Behind
    November 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, don’t worry. He will be told that the case has been thrown out, or the judge died suddenly, or it was a pure mistake to place such a trivial matter on the judge’s calendar.

  43. 137 No Child Left Behind
    November 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  44. 138 GGail
    November 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    This is sweet

    PHOENIX — Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an enduring symbol of Arizona’s unforgiving stance toward illegal immigration, lost his bid for a seventh term on Tuesday, effectively ending the career of perhaps the most divisive law enforcement figure in the country.

    In the end, Sheriff Arpaio’s bid for re-election as sheriff of Maricopa County was undone by Latino voters who responded to his hard-line position on illegal immigration, which included workplace raids, frequent traffic stops and harsh talk.

    “The people Arpaio targeted decided to target him. He lost his power when undocumented people lost their fear,” said Carlos Garcia, executive director of Puente, an advocacy group formed in 2007 to counter the sheriff’s embrace of a federal program that allowed his deputies to act as de facto immigration agents.

  45. November 9, 2016 at 2:44 pm

  46. 146 Bill R.
    November 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    So the next time the pundits talk about that “low income white” thing……

  47. November 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I don’t even want to think how Chips is feeling right now. I wish she’d come back.

    Hi everyone. This was my first comment on TPV:

    “I shut down the computer at about 9pm last night. I looked at my wife and said “Let’s go to bed.”

    I held tightly to her on and off throughout the night. I managed to get some sleep at first, but Meg woke us up at around 1.30am. After that I was done for, even after taking one of my wife’s Ativans. I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular. I was trying to empty my mind so that I could get some sleep. (My wife, God bless her, can sleep thru anything.)

    She places her faith in the King of Heaven. I, of course, don’t. God has disappointed me too many times thru his creations. He did it again last night/this morning. But even though she’s gutted, she has an inner peace which I long for. UCC has a church in Inglewood. It’s a liberal denomination. We might go to it this Sunday. Lord knows right now I need to find some peace before I can move on and be of any use to anyone. Maybe a kindly pastor who has seen more than me and has a rock of faith can help guide me. I don’t know. But I need to find some light in what’s going to be a dark time.

    (Also called my best friend when I got out of bed. We dropped f-bombs, railed at the stupidity of the white American voter, railed that turnout was down so much, and seriously discussed the West Coast seceding. She and my wife are my rocks.)

    I don’t know when I’ll write a piece for here again. Like I said, I need to get my head right. Offering bromides in which I don’t believe is not my thing. I’ll still comment and wield the troll hammer, but at the present I have no solutions, only endless questions. My love to you all.”

  48. 150 Nena20409
    November 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

  49. 157 0388jojothecat
    November 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Remember when the teevee station owners would refuse to give PBO the airways to speak to the American people unless it was something like a terror attack or when OBL was killed? I wonder if they will break in all the shows to hear DT jibberish. I am with these kids, HE IS NOT MY President and he doesn’t deserve my respect. If I am ever unfortunate to be in his presence I will not stand or show him any consideration. HE built this!

  50. 160 desertflower
    November 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Good. If you have extra $, maybe we should ALL donate to keep our rights

  51. 161 Gazelle
    November 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Heard at a dive bar, for some reason it made me laugh:

    “We just burned Rome,” a man bellowed. “Now someone give me a cigarette.”

    From this article: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-trump-mexico-bar-20161109-story.html

  52. 162 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  53. 164 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

  54. 165 FoxfireTX
    November 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Good day TOD. First came here 6 hours ago, saw Nerdy’s heading for posting about PBO and had to turn away, sobbing–again. Of all the cruelty in this election, the fact that President Obama has to transfer power to this despicable man on inauguration day is the most cruel of all. That Michelle has to be in the same room with him at the WH that day is unspeakably cruel. I cannot get my head around this. My faith in this country is broken.

    I am not naive. I was a professional woman in a man’s field and endured everything that came with that. I moved to TX from MN 17 years ago, and was shocked at the racial animosity here as part of a mixed race family. I knew the animosity that existed in this country towards President Obama during his administration. And I knew from watching this campaign that the misogyny was worse. Yet I still believed that there were enough good people who would fight back to avoid this outcome. I was wrong. You put the xenophobia, racism and misogyny together and you can find a winning coalition. I am absolutely shocked at the Latino vote. Trump did significantly better with Latinos than Romney did. Do they not believe him? My heart breaks for the Dreamers who for the first time in their lives had some form of documentation. That will be gone in short order.

    I don’t know if any of you recall, but in October Paul Ryan laid out exactly how he intends to remake this country into his vision in short order. Despite Nancy Pelosi’s skills, I fear that he can do it. It is stunning list of things that ranges from tax cuts for the wealthy, repealing Obamacare, voucherizing Medicare to cutting foodstamps. He is ready to enact his Ryan Revolution and I doubt that he can be stopped. https://thinkprogress.org/ryan-trump-reconciliation-a403c82f87f8#.zbcd6ibs0 and http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/paul-ryan-is-planning-a-revolution-and-it-starts-in-january.html. It would be an incredible radicalization of Congress that we have never seen before, and I don’t know that he can be stopped.

    Thank you Nerdy and everyone here for the mutual support and comfort. I am all in for continuing this beautiful blog. We are going to need it in the days to come.

  55. 167 vcprezofan2
    November 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I’m not suggesting you watch these; I’m simply sharing because I was surprised to see this invitation to the right of a YouTube clip I was watching. Would that really be our senior First Princess uploading vids?

    “Watch Hillary Clinton’s Massive Campaign Speech With Barack and Michelle Obama in Philadelphia
    Malia Obama
    Recommended for you NEW ”

    “President Obama RIPS Donald Trump “I’ve Had To Bite My Lip” Durham New Hampshire FULL Speech
    Malia Obama
    22,041 views NEW”

  56. 168 Dudette
    November 10, 2016 at 7:49 am

    These people with the “now is not the time to protest” bullshit never think any protest is appropriate. Fuck that.

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