103 Responses to “#ThankYouObama”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    November 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Thank *you*, NW.

  2. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2016 at 9:06 pm

  3. 12 magapie
    November 15, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I hope we’re going to see a lot of him for a long time to come!!

  4. November 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm


  5. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2016 at 9:17 pm

  6. 15 JER
    November 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm

  7. November 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

  8. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm

  9. 23 Gazelle
    November 15, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Bless, NW! Got to TOD just now, & now have BET on! They also repeat the show right after, 11:00pm ET. GRAND HUGS!

  10. November 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm


  11. November 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I love, admire and respect this man. That is all. No, there is more. Include Michelle in that. 😍😍

  12. 26 carolyn
    November 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    This total incompetence and dysfunction are not a surprise to anyone on this blog. It hurts to be right in this case. How STUPID are American voters!!!!! Trump has NO idea what is going on, what he needs to do, what this humongous job entails, and doesn’t want to know, or do the work. Now we have the answer to “How could a casino go broke?” He is a total incompetent. GAG!

    I half expect DT to resign the day after his big inauguration spectacle…..he’ll enjoy that, being the center of attention, but the work, he does not want. I don’t think this debacle is over.

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      November 15, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Sometimes I imagine ways he could get himself out of it. Like faking his own untimely demise, his kids inherit the business, he’s secreted off to his golf course in Scotland under an assumed name, we all live happily ever after. Oh and we get rid of Pence by acclamation, and have an election re-do.

      Then we all live happily ever after.

      The end.

    • 28 norah
      November 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      what is scary is that none of the trump team is showing up at the different places like the dod etc

    • November 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      I agree, Carolyn. 4 years?! Can’t see it happening.

    • 31 Obama Grandmama
      November 15, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      After so many bankruptcies how could anyone think that would be good for our Country. I do not think our Country can live through a comparative scenario.

    • 32 FoxfireTX
      November 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Disagree, He’s not going anywhere. He is going to come out of this worth the billions he always wanted to be worth and is not. No way is he giving up this opportunity for self-enrichment. He intends to do it the same way the oligarchs in Russia became wealthy.

      What I fear is going to happen is Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon are going to end up “being” president with DT just doing the ceremonial portion. I feared that from the beginning, said many times I did not want those kids running around the WH. They are evil. I do not, however, see how it can be stopped. No way are the Rs in Congress going to stop this from happening and they are the ones with power to investigate. The Dems cannot begin an investigation any more than they can get legislation to the floor. This is why the press is going to be so important. Only public outrage will stop these people, and that may not work either.

      • 33 a4alice
        November 16, 2016 at 8:59 am

        foxfire I agree. the alt-right has a toe hold and unless something extraordinary happens, Bannon and his ilk (ie white nationalists) are likely to have a place at the table. I realize that a lot of people do not want the electoral college to change their vote and vote for Hillary, (because fear of chaos) and it wouldn’t change anything as the Senate can vote that down when votes are counted on January 6th by VP Joe, but it might shake the tree up enough to force the resignation of alt-rights. IDK pie in the sky probably.

      • 34 Obama Grandmama
        November 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        That is why I think our only hope is to take over the Senate in 2018 so we have some sort of way to stop some of it.

      • November 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

        It’s sad and scary but I agree with you Foxfire. The Trump family are going to be worth billions when they are through with this country.

  13. 36 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  14. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm

  15. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    November 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  16. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    November 15, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  17. November 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Evening TOD. I see this beautiful thread dedicated to a beautiful first couple, and some sullied it with news of the dump. Just one thread…..you know….without reminders of misery would have been fantastic. Plenty of space on others for garbage. Just sayin. I enjoyed what I could. Give yourselves a break and breathe. Good night.

  18. 44 Gazelle
    November 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    They, POTUS/FLOTUS, lift my joy higher! They are simply magnificent, real & sheer grace. Bless & Joy! I will dearly miss them. They sure raised the bar to what that office means, what life should be.

  19. 45 Gazelle
    November 15, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Bradley Cooper, going through where he was for Hangover movies: “If we make Hangover 4, will you stay!” LOL!

  20. November 15, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Good night TOD ….

  21. 49 Gazelle
    November 15, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I think on MLK Day, there should be a super-duper concert on the Mall in appreciation of POTUS. That would rock! That would be a fabulous send-off. Can you imagine how many people would just be there? Then recruit them to work for the grassroots for next cycle. That sure would piss off those KKK effers & their kin.

    • 50 FoxfireTX
      November 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      I was thinking of something similar Gazelle! Was wondering how we could ever say thank you and MLK Day is the perfect time to do it! It is just 4 days before the Inauguration. It would be the perfect send off to this family we love so much.

      • 51 Gazelle
        November 16, 2016 at 12:06 am

        Is there a way to organize this? Bet a whole bunch of folks could help get it done! And we could flood The Mall w/ enthusiastic people. I bet it would be a fab experience & success. Any one game to advise? I can contact the Parks to see if there are any restrictions on the Mall that day. There might be other MLK events already scheduled, but we can find out.

    • 52 nathkatun7
      November 16, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Great, great, idea! Lets figure out a way to make this happen.

  22. 54 mtmarilyn
    November 15, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    These are so hard to watch, I cry the whole time. To go from the class of the Obama’s to the trash of the Trumps is more than I can bear.

  23. 56 Gazelle
    November 15, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Damn, if you can, DVR this tribute & keep playing it over & over pre & post Jan 20. We’re going to be hearing Ted Nugent @#$@# thereafter, & all kinds of critters. 😦

  24. November 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Before departing ….

    Thus, the following letter has been emailed to President Obama …..


    Dear President Obama,

    If any person knows how grave a threat Trump is to our National Security, our values and humanity itself, it’s you.

    Secretary Clinton is now the likely winner of the election. In any other democracy, she would be President-Elect – and America and the world would have hope for a better future. The last time a loser of the popular vote became President, unnecessary wars, atrocities, accelerating damage to the climate, and the near collapse of the global economy were the outcomes.

    The United States of America nearly ended in 1860. Nothing since, not even the Germans & Japanese combined, have posed as grave a threat to the dissolution of the Union – until 8 November 2016. That is the hard, cold reality confronting you, our President, as the Oath Of Office leaves no doubt.

    As a former Officer in the US Navy, as a physician, a scientist, a husband, a citizen, I must request you intercede.

    Specifically, representatives to the Electoral College need to be fully informed of absolutely everything that the Government knows regarding foreign intrusions into our voting systems; everything that it knows of Trumps dealings with the Russians, Chinese and any other ‘hostile’ power; everything that is known about any foreign investments in Trump enterprises that could be used to leverage decisions in their favor; and, everything it knows about how Comey, in complete disregard for what the Attorney General recommended, intentionally interfered in the election at a moment timed to be maximally helpful to Trump.

    Given the enormity of the crisis that a Trump Presidency will be, the Electoral College, for possibly the first time in US history, is the bulwark between preserving our Democracy and tyranny. That is not hyperbole. Just look at what we already have seen Trump DO, not just say. Just look at the fact that he has no idea how to manage the Executive Branch.

    So, I request you call upon the Electoral College to examine every bit of data regarding the scale of threat posed by a Trump Presidency and act to protect America and humanity from near certain, unprecedented global chaos. Please defend America from Trump.

    Thank you,


    now, Good night ……

  25. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    November 16, 2016 at 12:08 am

    seems like every hour brings out more outrageous information from and about the demagogue’s team … so many evil, self-absorbed but pompous losers are in his network of “friends and family.

    once again we have a clue-less, intellectually-challenged trust-fund gop scumbag turning the country into a global laughing stock

  26. 59 FoxfireTX
    November 16, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Nerdy, once again thank you for your efforts in providing this space for us. You got us through another traumatic day.

    I am off to finish my night by watching the Thank You to the Obamas which I recorded. For those who are early risers, PBO will be delivering remarks at 6:50 am est at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens before he heads to Germany. Here’s the link for the live stream


    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      November 16, 2016 at 12:45 am

      Thanks for the link, although it would be 5:50 am cst for me, so I probably won’t make it! Also enjoyed watching half of my recording of the BET program – but will save the other half for when I’m more alert!

  27. 61 Gazelle
    November 16, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Common & Yolanda! Lawdy, that was awesomeness! So glad I DVR’d the show, I’m just going to keep playing that for …… 🙂

  28. November 16, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I’m watching the BET special for the Obamas. My, what a joyful, heart felt celebration of the First Couple. “When the Glory comes…” just totally blew me away.!

    • 63 Gazelle
      November 16, 2016 at 12:49 am

      Bill, that was just …. I don’t have an adequate word to describe it. All I could say upthread was “awesomeness”. Not sure if that’s adequate. 🙂

      • November 16, 2016 at 1:01 am

        I am really enjoying the faces of the people at the BET “Love and Celebration”. They are glowing with love and gratitude towards the Obamas. I am so happy for this. The First Couple totally deserve this worship. I join my own love and gratitude with the people there.

        • 65 Gazelle
          November 16, 2016 at 1:10 am

          Me too! And the refrain in all performances, “one more time”, i.e., stay another term, we don’t want you to go, and he shakes his head, no. I feel them! I sure don’t want them to go! Boo! We didn’t just “Boo”, we all voted! So this is a boo-hoo! But I also know they’re going to do fab things thereafter. That gives me such hope!

  29. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2016 at 12:49 am

    When Glenn Beck – who’s a narcissistic bullying crazy person himself – is on CNN sounding reasonable, as he warns against Bannon and Trump … surreal.

  30. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2016 at 12:59 am

    • 69 purpleshoesla
      November 16, 2016 at 2:18 am

      Article is from April of 2007 J’OB….. 😦

      • 70 jacquelineoboomer
        November 16, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        Of course, 18 hours later (just getting back here), I have no idea what the article is … but … I think an oops sounds like it’s in order! And GE, purpleshoesla!

    • 71 nathkatun7
      November 16, 2016 at 2:29 am

      I am, 100%, for getting rid of the undemocratic idea of electoral college. This will ensure that Presidential candidates will campaign in all the 50 states instead of spending all the time in the so called “battle ground states.” More importantly, it would ensure that the candidates who received the majority of the votes would be the legitimate winner of the presidency. I am also in favor of getting rid of the idea that each State, no matter its population size, is entitled to two Senators. Is it really fair that Wyoming, whose population is slightly over 1/2 a million people, and California with a population of 38 million people should each be represented in the Senate by 2 Senators. How in the world can the United States continue to claim that it’s a “Democracy”?

      Come 2017, the entire U.S government will be a minority based government.

  31. 73 Gazelle
    November 16, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Listening to Common & Yolanda Adams sing “Glory”, it hit me why “fear” was so resonating in this election. The fear of the “other.” There must be a sense in these low information voters, and those who manipulated them, that there’s retribution coming. They assume that they will be treated as they have treated those “others”. Karma they feel is around the corner, a Karma they’d like to delay somewhat, no matter the cost to their immediate circumstances or selves. Strange that they don’t realize that they’re their own best Karma. Retribution is happening right now in the fake onset of their “emboldened” state. The snake is eating it’s own tail, now very near its head. Exposed, un-fanged.

  32. 74 No Child Left Behind
    November 16, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    I’ve never watched a reality TV show in my life. I think that I am going to begin now, by watching news about and around the Jackass’s administration until it explodes.

  33. 75 Ladyhawke
    November 16, 2016 at 6:20 am

    • 76 Ladyhawke
      November 16, 2016 at 8:19 am

  34. November 16, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Wee hours of the morning here, can’t sleep. Luckily, I have POTUS to keep me company.

  35. November 16, 2016 at 7:23 am


  36. 82 globalcitizenlinda
    November 16, 2016 at 7:59 am

    good morning everyone

  37. 83 desertflower
    November 16, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Morning everyone:) Been out of the loop…busy dealing with friend drama and trying to talk her through….from the sounds of it, I’ll have to do myself a favor and watch the BET tribute…GLADLY! Maybe we should all just play it on a loop:)

    By the way…LOVED Bobfr’s letter. THAT IS WHAT I HOPE THEY DO! Save us all…

  38. 84 Ladyhawke
    November 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

  39. 86 sherijr
    November 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Good morning TOD, wishing all of us as good of a day as is possible.

    I agree 100% with Jamelle Bouie on this:
    “There is No Such Thing as a Good Trump Voter” http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/there_is_no_such_thing_as_a_good_trump_voter.html

  40. 87 desertflower
    November 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

    In today’s installment of “Fun With Morons!” we have this little nugget…


    Trump’s EPA Pick Says Pesticides Aren’t Bad for You

    And all those pollinating honeybees dying? Who cares!

  41. November 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

    This is how the RWNJs will kill the Iran Deal.

  42. November 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I soooooooo enjoyed President Obama’s “block party” last evening. The love and appreciation for, and gratitude to the Obama’s was felt — in both the performances as well as throughout the audience. The Obamas did us proud. We can truly look to them as role models.

    Common and Yolanda Adam gave a moving performance of “Glory.” That song will be my theme song…my song of motivation and inspiration…my song of comfort…

    I hope the Obamas will start a tradition of “Great Performances from the Obama Library…”

  43. November 16, 2016 at 8:57 am

  44. 96 arapaho415
    November 16, 2016 at 8:58 am

    GM TODville.

    (Now that it’s morning on the west coast, Twitter trending topics have changed 😦 ).

  45. 97 Allison
    November 16, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Yes, yes, yes!!!

  46. 98 Allison
    November 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

  47. 99 JER
    November 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Good Morning TOD.

  48. November 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

    TODers, PLEASE RT this so we can get this great idea and request from swbluega into broad circulation.

  49. 103 desertflower
    November 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    #StayWoke #GoodTrouble

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