Celebrating We The People

148 Responses to “Celebrating We The People”

  1. November 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Evening TOD folks! I am going miss him soooo much!

  2. November 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Have I told you how much I love and appreciate everything you do Nerdy? If let me say so now. Thanks for your continuing work here on TOD and your awesome tweets.

  3. 5 desertflower
    November 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Because he is wise and strong and accepting of others…and not afraid of differences, nor is he threatened by them. I will miss this great President with every fiber of my being. Just knowing that he will be fighting along side me, gives me strength. We WILL bend this country toward justice for all. We will.

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      We will not give up, partially because of his “legacy.” I don’t think he cares about his personal legacy, but instead where he’s brought the country … and where we wish it to remain. We will not give up.

    • 7 globalcitizenlinda
      November 28, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      I will be among those who follow PBO to wherever he chooses to devote his energy

  4. 8 GGail
    November 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks NW ❤

  5. 9 jacquelineoboomer
    November 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    How cute is this?

  6. November 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Nerdy, I, too, thank you so much. Even though I don’t comment much I read, listen and look. You, this site and everyone who comments lift my spirits. Thank you, thank you!

    • 12 Ouapiti
      November 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      I second your thoughts. I love this site and th the inspiration and comfort it provides, and thank you NW and all TODers. And, damn, I love our President!

  7. 13 FoxfireTX
    November 28, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      They won’t be the last leaders of their kind … we just may have to wait a while for the spark to return to the world!

    • 18 carla4obama
      November 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      America did not appreciate this man. Oh what he could of done. My feelings, congress put him in shackles (day one), threw him in the river and demanded that he swim. Despite all that , he swam, carrying the weight of our country….and it wasn’t good enough for half our country. President Obama is a far sighted thinker, unfortunately we live in a short sighted, 24 hour news world. He will be missed.

  8. 19 susanne
    November 28, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Aloha Obamadons!
    Thanks you Nerdy for these posts, allowing us to continue our conversations, our organizing, our lamenting, and our support for PBO. Every day I say, ‘Obama is the President ; he’s got this’. I trust him, I know he’s on top of all that worries us, and I love that I can come here with all of you and find out how we can stand for him, for our country, and for what is right. This is a sacred space, to me, and I hope our dear Chips knows how we love and appreciate her, and what she’s created.

  9. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    November 28, 2016 at 10:52 pm


  10. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    November 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    This situation should be one of the highest priorities to be “fixed,” instead of “fixing” Obamacare and Medicare.

  11. 25 globalcitizenlinda
    November 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    today was a challenging day for our campus and the city of Columbus Ohio;

    yes, our name and number was called and we go to be on the list that all communities dread to be on;


    you hear similar reports about other places and you hope and pray that similar incidents never happen on the streets you just walked, buildings you know, place you love and definitely not in your ‘hood;


    it is jarring to see the crime scene tape come up in a place you are always walking, parking, resting or waiting for the bus and across from your church, classroom and favorite study/reflection place;


    it is something to see and hear people you know hold the dreaded press conferences about victims, injuries and suspects;


    but the greatest shock is to get those calls of deep concern from family members and friends, domestic and international, who are checking to see that you are alive or not caught up in the events of the day;


    prayers for the injured and their families.


    Columbus has the second highest number of immigrants from Somalia in the nation (after Minneapolis/St Paul area).


    Talking to some of them after the election, many were already traumatized by the result – as are most of us immigrants aka Americans by Choice.


    Today’s incident has just amplified the vulnerability that we already feel – lots of tears and deep worry about a backlash.


    Waiting and hoping that the backlash does not come to pass … but many have already shown that they are willing to victimize others.

  12. November 29, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Goodnight TOD ….


  13. November 29, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Good Morning ….Nerdy…Good Morning TOD….

    when i listen to the above video…i am so moved by the insight of our President..his generosity of spirit…

    i have re listened for the umpteenth time to some of my favorite videos of the President..and i always go back to some of his earliest ones…his commence address at Notre Dame…he spoke of the importance of finding common ground among people of varied backgrounds and POV…how different our country would have been if #WeThePeople had been able to do this….we were fortunate that we were able to come together and re elect this great man…but as the President has said…Progress is not promised…it requires work…

    i often wonder if the DNC realizes what a missed the opportunity for greatness…it has done by not embracing the President…

    this is one of my top-five videos….the President’s commencement speech at Notre Dame

  14. November 29, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Part of the legacy of the President’s push for criminal justice reform…ripples in a pond

  15. November 29, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Morning, Everyone 😐😐😐

  16. 41 desertflower
    November 29, 2016 at 8:12 am


    • 47 desertflower
      November 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Welcome to PropOrNot! This site is a resource for people who want to understand Russian influence operations targeted at US audiences, distinguish between propaganda and commercial “clickbait”, and help identify propaganda and push back.

  17. 49 desertflower
    November 29, 2016 at 8:55 am

    People WILL suffer. Greatly.

  18. November 29, 2016 at 9:06 am

    vote tally so far…
    Trump 28%
    Pres Obama 26%
    Putin 22%
    First Lady 19%
    Sanders 18%

    there were others…

    take a look….

    in the tweet above…altho the President is currently running 2nd….his pic is not featured in TIME’s tweet….i told them about that too

  19. November 29, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Keep in mind: Gerrymandering and voter suppression…and Scotus diminishing the VRA

  20. 54 GGAIL
    November 29, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Listening to the video of PBO that NW posted should make us stand up and loudly proclaim that we will be right next to him in all endeavors.
    PBO gets us. He really gets us.

  21. 55 desertflower
    November 29, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I think that we all need to bookmark this place in time, so that the history and the reality of what PBO has worked so hard on these last 8 years can not be erased. We need to note, for all the world to see, what is true and real for this time. Republicans will try and change the truth and we can not let them, so we have to mark this time in facts. I’ll give you an example. Paul Ryan wants to privatize Medicare. He’s saying, right now, that it is BECAUSE of Obamacare that Medicare is going bankrupt and the only way to “SAVE” it, is to privatize it. This is utter bullshit. We know it, HE knows it, but yet, here we are. Americans have no idea that Obamacare extended the life of that program, as well as so many other good things that it’s done! We need to OWN AND CLAIM all the goodness! THEY WILL TRY AND CHANGE THE REALITY, and in 2 years, when congress has an election, we need to throw these facts at them and make THEM OWN all the destruction they wanted to reign down on citizens of this country for the love of money, greed and profits! Make it so they can not hide from the truth. This should be our mission/goal going forward. PBO deserves to be seen in the truthful light that was never afforded him during this administration. Not only that, but HE HIMSELF, gets to speak out loud and proud when they seek to tarnish his work. I’m right beside him. ALL the way! What say you, TOD? I think that this should /Could be a work in progress for all of us to participate in. Comments?

    • November 29, 2016 at 10:45 am

      i’m with you…df…

      just bought a new pair of marching boots…


    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Just seeing this – and agree 100 percent, desertflower. Once we saw Barack Obama in action (and for me it was in 2007, not to mention those few earlier times he grabbed the national audience), I don’t think there was any turning back for any of us. We cannot rest on our laurels – or his.

      He gave us the example from the first day: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” And look how far he’s brought us.

      I’m not ready to throw in the towel and let the RWNJs take it from here. I’m not ready to just sit back eating bonbons within the glow of the past. Like many, I’m hoping beyond hope that TOD will be our platform going forward, because I’d personally like to “be associated” with President Obama’s record – and there’s so much of it right here – and I’m hoping we can continue with the free exchange of (liberal) ideas among this adorable group of folks from across the land and, luckily, from across the world. Chips and Nerdy have been our superstars, and I love them for every day of it.

      Believe me, I understand those who are demoralized by the recent election. I have a very close friend who’s barely out from under the covers that she pulled over her head on Nov. 9, so sad that she’s just planning to survive until doom hits. She’s always been a fighter, and she’ll make it back out into the sunlight, but it’s heartbreaking to watch.

      Thank you for inspiring us.

  22. November 29, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Hello TODers,

    Thank you, Nerdy.


  23. November 29, 2016 at 11:34 am

    By: Milt Shook

    They worshiped the man and treated him as something of a “messiah” during the campaign, but spent two solid years treating him as a “disappointment” because he turned out to NOT be a “messiah,” but just a really good politician. They started whining about him even before he took the oath. I mean, for chrissakes, people, they whined about his choice for the preacher who would give the invocation. They really complained about the choice of Timothy Geithner for Treasury Secretary and they still do, even though he’s been gone for more than four years and nothing bad happened while he was there.


    They tend to be white, college-educated and comparatively well off. And they are enormusly arrogant.


    • 63 0388jojothecat
      November 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      This was Thom Hartmann. From the very start of candidate/president-elect/president Obama was a disappointment and all I heard was BS this and BS that, don’t vote 2010 and teach PBO a lesson (Hartmann & Shultz both ex-Republicans turned DEM or Independent). I stopped listening to both since 2011. I guess they will have lots of listeners calling and complaining about how awful the GOP is but never wishing for the good ole days of PBO.

      • 64 mtmarilyn
        November 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        I so agree. They all live in other land. Looking at the perfect rather than what will work for everyone. I realize that is why I am an Obamacrat. I look at what is going to work and be the best for everyone and long term. Obama has really taught us that.

        • 65 0388jojothecat
          November 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

          So true mtmarilyn. I am sad to say that some of our generation, the baby boomers have screwed themselves, their kids, and grandkids ever since they voted for Reagan for lower taxes and helped destroy the middle class. Their continue voting for GOP and now DT is the ultimate betrayal which none of them will claim they voted for once the $hit hits the fan. This lady once asked me why my generation’s kids were so awful (she was born in the 1930’s) I told her these are HER kids children, her grand children. She only has to look to her daughters to see WHAT she did to raise this generation. I told her I am sure that her grandmother thought her generation was too wild and so different from her generation.

  24. November 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

  25. November 29, 2016 at 11:44 am


  26. November 29, 2016 at 11:44 am

    • November 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

      How about when you steal an election, there should be consequences too.

    • 71 Obama Grandmama
      November 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Flag etiquette rules require the flag to be burned if it even touches the ground. My Mom used to teach and judge drum and bugle corps. The Donald was in a photo since the election where he was wrapped in a flag. He broke all kinds of rules there. He who complains should know of what they speak! Of course we all know The Donald is above all rules. He makes them up. I greatly fear his actual presidency as he thinks like Nixon did that the President is above all laws.

      • 72 0388jojothecat
        November 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        There is a white guy who lives at the end of my TH row whose lived here about 2 or 3yrs. He planted a flag in the ground now it’s just laying in the dirt. I had an American flag on my porch for Flag day hanging from my light post and one day I came home and the stick was broken in half on the ground. I just put it back in my hall way closet. There was no wind that brought it down it was done by someone in the complex.

  27. 73 Don
    November 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I get solace from the fact that Hillary won the popular vote, this keeps me going. These next four years are going to be tough but we will endure because we are willing to fight.

  28. 78 GGail
    November 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

    We never know who is affected by what they read here on TOD. Think about what we post and what we say…

    This young man appears to have had security issues when he began OSU and what he read and heard on the media affected him severely.


    “This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray. I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But, I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads to they’re just going to have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable. I was kind of scared right now. But I just did it. I relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.”

    Video footage of Artan’s spring graduation from the community college, where he earned an associate of arts degree, shows a jovial student bounding across stage to receive his degree. Neighbors and the owner of the home where Artan lived with his mother and siblings described the teen as friendly, quiet and respectful. Artan had told one woman he went to the mosque daily.

    Law enforcement officials have yet to say if the attack Monday morning, which sent 11 people to hospitals and left Artan dead, was related to terrorism, but added they weren’t ruling it out.

    That didn’t stop some Ohio political leaders from stepping into what the Columbus Dispatch characterized as “rhetorical land mines.”

    After Artan was identified as a Muslim and Somali refugee who spent a short time in Pakistan, State Treasurer Josh Mandel, who is expected to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, tweeted: “Looks like Radical Islamic terror came to my alma mater today. So sad what happened at OSU. We must remain vigilant against Radical Islam.”

    Michael Premo, chief of staff for the Ohio Senate Democrats, quoted Mandel’s tweet and criticized his language: “Looks like knee-jerk islamophobia came to my state today. So sad what @JoshMandelOhio said. We must remain vigilant against prejudice.”

    • 79 0388jojothecat
      November 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      There are thousands like this young man who was so frightened by the likes of the MSM whipping up this frenzy of islamophobia and hatred.

  29. 80 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    Deck the Halls! We’re getting ready for the holiday season one ☃️ at a time. #WHHolidays — White House

  30. November 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm


    By Liel Leibovitz

    The first, and most obvious, is this: Treat every poisoned word as a promise. When a bigoted blusterer tells you he intends to force members of a religious minority to register with the authorities—much like those friends and family of Siegfried’s who stayed behind were forced to do before their horizon grew darker—believe him. Don’t try to be clever. Don’t lean on political intricacies or legislative minutia or historical precedents for comfort. Don’t write it off as propaganda, or explain it away as just an empty proclamation meant simply to pave the path to power. Take the haters at their word, and assume the worst is imminent.


    Which leads me to the third principle, the one hardest to grasp: Refuse to accept what’s going on as the new normal. Not now, not ever. In the months and years to come, decisions will be made that may strike you as perfectly sound, appointments announced that are inspired, and policies enacted you may even like. Friends and pundits will reach out to you and, invoking nuance, urge you to admit that there’s really nothing to fear, that things are more complex, that nothing is ever black or white.

    There is more. Read it all here: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/217831/what-to-do-about-trump

  31. 85 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  32. 88 vcprezofan2
    November 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Signing on: It’s the middle of this Tuesday day and I have had thoughts of Chips Chica and DannyO on my mind all night and, so far, all morning; I don’t know why. Therefore, I’m going to leave this here…

    Hi CC! Hi, master DannyO!

  33. 89 vcprezofan2
    November 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Good afternoon, TODobots & friends!

  34. 90 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Hello TOD on a Tuesday Near Mid-Day from my neck of the woods.
    Josh “The Voice” Earnest is at the Podium, LIVE and 1/2 in to the Press Briefings.
    Congrats, Vetivera on your Gold ⭐
    Thanks to NW, TOD Continues to Rock.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}

  35. 91 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

  36. 92 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  37. 93 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Why Donald Trump is Not Fit to Be President | The words of President-elect Donald Trump do not sound like those of a sane man.

    The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  38. 97 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 1:11 pm

  39. 98 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  40. November 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm

  41. 100 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    SOON: First Lady Welcomes Military Families to View White House Holiday Decorations – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

  42. 101 FoxfireTX
    November 29, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    • 102 GGail
      November 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      These stories are always so encouraging. Thanks foxfiretx 🙂

    • 103 globalcitizenlinda
      November 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      very important stories we rarely hear about

    • November 30, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Thanks for sharing this great piece. I actually ventured into the comment section where most of the posters expressed deep admiration for President Obama’s service and character. It was like our fan club here 😍(with the exception of a random fool sprinkled in between). It truly warmed my heart on one hand, while making me weep for missed opportunities on the other. For example, one poster said something like–had he been exposed to these types of articles, he would have had a more positive impression of POTUS and he will now view him positively in the future. Really, with less than 2 months to spare?!?! That comment exacerbated my frustration for those who’ve slept on the great 44 at the country’s expense.

  43. 105 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm

  44. 106 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  45. 115 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  46. 116 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    • 117 MadameSoph
      November 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Obama!

    • 118 GGail
      November 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Yes! Thanks PBO 🙂

    • 119 0388jojothecat
      November 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      I am wondering if I should SELL now because once the GOP takes over all property will take a nose dive. Don’t Buy until June next year. That’s how long it will take to see prices start going down. In 1991 when I bought GHWB was in office and 1992 he started the first Iraq war and property quickly took a nose dive for six years. If DT takes office expect a war by March or June 2017.

  47. 120 Nena20409
    November 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  48. November 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

  49. 123 MadameSoph
    November 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Good day TOD!

    I like Tom’s suggestion:

    The Democratic base = WWC = Working Women of Color

  50. November 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Circling around Nancy…as they should…

  51. November 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  52. 127 hopefruit2
    November 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • 128 jacquelineoboomer
      November 29, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      That’s what I’m thinking … not much of a crowd expected! What a difference between this and the joys of ’08 and ’12!!

  53. 129 JER
    November 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    • 130 desertflower
      November 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      This is the kind of info that we need to cement for PBO going forward. The cretins will NOT rewrite history!!

      • 131 jacquelineoboomer
        November 29, 2016 at 6:18 pm

        Totally agree. And good evening, df!

      • 133 jacquelineoboomer
        November 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Guess I should have made that “good afternoon/evening” !!!

      • 134 0388jojothecat
        November 29, 2016 at 6:56 pm

        They’re gonna try and the MSM will try to help them. I saw some are giving credit to DT for the stock market recent increase. I hate these people. Randi was talking about the liberals who started the “fake news” websites. They said he only did it to RW’ers and made $10K a day every time these rubs clicked on the “fake news”. They said that they did not try it on liberal or progressives only RW’ers are so gullable.

  54. November 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  55. 139 CEB
    November 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Special thanks to JER for all of the wonderful posts that live up to the title of the blog. Love and gratitude to NW for keeping the village open.
    Take care TOD ohana.

  56. 142 hopefruit2
    November 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    This surely warms the heart! 🙂

  57. November 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Unprecedented ….

  58. 144 hopefruit2
    November 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm

  59. 145 hopefruit2
    November 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm

  60. November 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Good advice …

    Yes, it is this bad and it will only get so much worse that no one will ever see America as a bastion of free speech …..

  61. 148 jacquelineoboomer
    November 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Hell hath no fury, GOP.

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