137 Responses to “‘My Michelle Amour’”

  1. 1 desertflower
    January 13, 2017 at 10:22 am


  2. January 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Amazing appearance for Michelle. Thank you for putting them all in one place for us!!

  3. January 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

    • 4 CEB
      January 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Judy Woodruff just ran through the usual BS about PBO not doing enough (pick your subject) when he did more and accomplished more that will be lasting than any other president and doing it in the face of relentless opposition. So tired of every interviewer saying the same thing. All of this is just a way to try to tarnish his legacy, not a true retrospective. I stopped viewing after about 10 minutes. The goal posts is always moved when A-A people reach it. The good news is PBO’s high popularity that will only increase. PBO also said long ago that he does not care who gets the credit as long as the work gets done, however because he has this attitude, his contributions will be known far and wide because they made people’s lives better. So many will sing his praises and when his critics really see the awful results of that with which he was succeeded, they will do so in a mournful tone as well.

      • January 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

        I used to respect PBS News Hour and Judy Woodruff but she’s been a complete disappointment. As you say, just another journalist with an axe to grind.

      • 7 57andfemale
        January 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        I literally just kicked my boss out of my office after his goading me into discussing politics. “Obama refused to work with anyone,” was the last straw. When I tried to tell him non-Fox related truth, like the GOP saying “No” to everything, he said it wasn’t true.

        My boss is a Trump wannabe. I have been doing this “consulting” job for 8.5 years. He gives no raises to anyone. And of course, he did everything he could to deny health care to his hundreds of workers, by breaking up his businesses into small entities. He’s a sociopath, who supports sociopaths.

        • January 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm

          It is one of the hardest things for me, 57andfemale. My heart goes out to you and hooray for you, surviving an onslaught of baloney and poison in your own workplace where there are issues beyond unfriending someone or blocking them on twitter. If people see him and truly do not like him, okay, there you go. I don’t care for some people and I adore other people. But the criticisms of POTUS for the VERY MOST PART are lies. They are based on lies falsehoods, propaganda, fabrication, just outright dishonesty. It gives me satisfaction to see proven over and over again that in order to get people to hate him and doubt him and blame him, they are forced to lie and lie and lie again. That is just not true. You can find him saying it right herein TOD archives, but they stlil insist that the truth is not true because a lying liar who lies told them so. They had to say total lies about him, the economy, Obamacare, the works, and about the glorous and beautiful Michelle as well. That you can lie without consequence and sell people on falsehoods — it’s breathtaking in the evil and wrong about it. How many times did I see and hear him say “I will meet with and work with anyone who wants to fix improve make it better, in terms of the ACA. Not a peep. 8 years. and for 6 years they have had total control of the house and the senate. They could have done so much — but crickets. And then they get reelecgted and get to turn the heads of weak lazy people who sold their souls to the lying liars who benefit. I love his sense of humor about it, and I am so sorry you had to endure such a sorry outfit in your face. You rock. Hang in there as best you can and remember that karma is slow but it does deliver.

  4. 9 CEB
    January 13, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Incredible that an entire show was dedicated to First Lady (forever in our hearts) Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama. Her influence will live long after she leaves the position and will only increase as she lives the unfettered life of active citizen.
    The Obamas are the only First Couple during my lifetime (Eisenhower to the present) who are leaving with the moral authority and popularity (based on how they have lived their lives and contributed to the greater good) that will allow them to have an influence here and abroad for the rest of their lives. With the two of them, what you saw was what they were. The lived their authentic lives, held to to their values and opened their arms to the world. I can see future politicians, organizations, and individuals doing all that they can to get the Obama seal of approval. This couple can go anywhere and do anything that they wish and be welcomed. All of their deliberate and strategic investments in young people here and abroad will bear fruit that will change the world. Those who tried to pull them down, to sully their light with their jealous darkness will be consigned to the dustbin of history; their lives and actions a cautionary tale.

  5. January 13, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Want to bring this over from the previous thread because it’s so AWESOME. It’s a preview of the longer version to be released in the near future.

    • January 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

      It was just posted a few minutes ago and already has a ton of views. Anything POTUS and FLOTUS do is always a hot item!!

      • 13 CEB
        January 13, 2017 at 11:10 am

        Thanks so much for posting this and the other great finds that you have provided for us over the years here at TOD. You and Foxfire, Bob, AMK, our guru NW and our Founder Chips and many others have enriched my life, educated me, and provided me with a one-stop safe place to follow all of the ins and outs of this historic time in our American lives. I am more grateful than I have words to express.

    • January 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Also, you need to view this is FireFox.

      • 17 FoxfireTX
        January 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

        Thanks for the heads up Meta! Trying to although my computer is wonky this morning. But already posted it to my FB page:-) Needed this to counter my horror at the news that Flynn was in close contact with the Russian ambassador on the day PBO announced sanctions against Russia. What we are seeing from this incoming administration is bordering on treasonous. And contrary to DT who has not yet taken any oath, as a retired military officer Flynn has taken that oath. He should be investigated for his actions.

    • January 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

      wow…this is awesome…did not get a chance t view it all…but will a lil later…thanks meta

    • 21 GGail
      January 13, 2017 at 11:17 am

      meta, this is awesome! Thanks!!!

  6. January 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    thank you so much NW..i so enjoyed this appearance our ohhh sooo special First Lady….i will so miss her…yes i will…how long willl she and the President be out of the public eye…..no too long i hope

  7. 23 Bill R.
    January 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I watched the First Lady’s appearance on the Fallon show. It was so touching and funny, many tears and laughter. She is such a beloved person. The audience just adores her.

  8. January 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats df, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope you are blessed with good-fortune, good-health, and a good-time today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Notwithstanding the nightmare of BuffoonTrump in the Whitehouse, I am more than ever, Thankful to God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  9. January 13, 2017 at 10:42 am


  10. 27 taiping1
    January 13, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Thanks Nerdy Wonka for your unparalleled excellence both here and on Twitter. I hope TOD will be part of the Obama Foundation archive.

  11. January 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

    • January 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

      so glad this was said…i tweeted something like this the other day…
      sometimes i get so mad about this i could spit!!!!

      • January 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

        It’s a very thought article with lots of convincing arguments for how the far left were co-opted. Sickening.

        • 31 mtmarilyn
          January 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

          I get so upset with some of my friends on Facebook who keep btinging up the DNC harming Bernie. He is a big problem. And not so pure.

          • January 13, 2017 at 11:22 am

            My greatest fear is that he’s going to be a big problem for a very long time. He’s brainwashed his supporters to be doubtful and cynical about government and now Trump will only enforce that.

    • January 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

      from the article:

      But the American left has just as much reason to take stock. Ideologically promiscuous and unbound by the orthodoxies of a single party or historical narrative, Putin has cultivated dupes, fellow travelers, and purblind fools among plenty of American progressives who, whether by accident or design, have facilitated the rise of the most extremist and reactionary president this country has ever elected.

  12. 35 CEB
    January 13, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Let us be completely honest: whether it came from the Right or the Left, those who supposedly felt left out, or whatever their stripe, the one thing that under-pinned their actions and reactions was prejudice. A bi-racial man (this designation means something to A-A people) and his unapologetically Black wife, a descendant of slaves, reached the highest office in the land, if not the world and they lost their minds and all decency, if they ever had it. The narrative about Black people that they had put forward and benefitted from for years was blown wide open for all of the world to see giving the lie to all that they have perpetrated. It is not about class; it is about race.

    • 36 mtmarilyn
      January 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Well said CEB!

    • January 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Barack and Michelle Obama are EVERYTHING White folks SAY Black people SHOULD BE. They did EVERYTHING that those who ‘ tut tut’ at Black people say that they should do.

      And, we saw how they treated them this past 8 years, thus proving what Black people always knew about White racists – it’s all bullshyt.

      Please understand this…when Black people watched how Barack and Michelle Obama were treated – and they are indeed THE BEST – that the Black Community had to offer this county…

      When we SEE with our own eyes how you treated them…

      We KNOW how you feel about the rest of us…which is why there was anger, rage, disappointment about November 8th, but not SHOCK about November 8th and White people…..

      • January 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        What CEB said and what rikyrah said, 100 times 1000 %. This is it right here. The Obama family, who they are, what they have done, how they live, their deep excellence and beauty on every level in every way imaginable, shows the Big White Lie — the lie about “white supremacy”. This is what those hate-mongering unpatriotic racist scoundrels had in mind when they gathered to plot on the night of POTUS first election. To bring him down, to make him wrong, to destroy him and erase the truth that a black man is not only “as good as”, this one in this case is Better than most human beings I have ever encountered. They saw at once that their carefully constructed and nourished lies about black people and people of color were revealed as lies, as constructs, as propaganda to justify greedy violent hate-based domination and oppression in a system sorted by color. Not because it’s true but because it’s easy to enforce. Picking something that is visible and making it and people wrong. The energy going into denial of this simple, obvious truth by the white people of the world would light our planet for eternity. That POTUS and FLOTUS and company not only survived their reign of crude rude dishonest destructive nasty ugly lying efforts to destroy them, but triumphed, showed them for what they were, walked right through the flames and floods and evil and mess, always moving forward, always showing us how it could be, who they are, who we are, how to live lives that matter and create good for everyone willing to receive it. So many times I have been furious heartbroken disgusted outraged exhausted ready to just go and hide (which as a white person I can do, just tune it out and enjoy my protected perch), I would see a photo of POTUS right here, with that SMILE!!! That 400,000,000 megawatt grin, that huge sunbeam of gratitude and enjoyment and clarity and vision that he carries every day, and returns to after the burdens of events strike so hard that even he must weep and regroup and seek his strength renewed. I would see the photos HERE ON TOD THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALWAYS EVERYDAY of him at gatherings where uniformed military service people were beaming, grinning. gasping, levitatiing with joy and gratitude and excitement to see him. Where babies and little kids and world leaders and movie stars and hot dog vendors and service workers and monks and every kind of human being except for the cold dead heartless ones who choose the path of mean bad wrong, everybody sees him and gets him and he sees them and us and he sees and gets us, and reminds us that Here we ARE!!!! I can never give up because POTUS never gives up. His words to the former mayor Minneapolis on Facebook yesterday were very wonderful. I will see if I can get that posted here later today. He says we’ve got this, and while I cannot see how from where I stand, I trust him and I am yanking my eyes back to the White House every single remaining day, of which there are 8 days. It is about race, and wishing that it were not the case has no power and only pushes us away from solutions. His goodness and strength and brilliant strong response to the ugliness shows who they are and what they want and why we are stuck. I believe that his goodness and genius responses to the ongoing assaults of dishonesty and destructive behavior have made it easier for a lot of people who didn’t see it or believe it before, to see it and believe it. And seeing and believing means more energy to get in there and make these wrongs right. Looking forward to POTUS’s next moves and inspiration after he and his have had a nice little break and a chance to settle in to being free of the burdens they have born for all of us.

    • 39 FoxfireTX
      January 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      CEB, I agree that a good share of it was flat out prejudice. I was a field director in TX for the 2008 campaign and believe me, we were horrified and at times terrified. BUT there is also a group in this country that simply hates those who have done well, whether white, black or any color in between. I know some of those people from other places, and they despise me simply for my education and having succeeded in a field that will never be open to them. This is the group that refers to Dems as coastal elites, although many of us are not from nor have ever lived on any coast. I am a born and bred midwesterner, but it doesn’t matter. The GOP has done a great job of mocking those who attain education in this country. Of course, there is a ton of hypocrisy here. The party supposedly that endorses personal responsibility for most of us thinks these folks should be handed a factory job after high school that pays $25/hour and benefits–for life. In addition to the cultural changes, they are terrified and feel left behind by the technological changes and the educational requirements that those changes demand. We must recognize this going forward.

  13. 40 carolyn
    January 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    CEB, as an old white woman (although I don’t feel it) who hears what other old white women say, I would agree you are exactly right. The Obamas shattered every stereotype they had of African Americans, and they could not handle it. Deny, deny, deny…..project, project, project.
    Their armor was not penetrable. They could not deal with the cognitive dissonance, so they closed their hearts and minds. Not rational, not reasonable, total blind ingrained prejudice.

    • 41 CEB
      January 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      I have often thought of you surrounded by such people and how you have managed to stay true and open and loving. I know that some around you would consider you and the others in out TOD family as “race traitors” for your love and support of PBO and that you would be in danger from some. Thank you for showing that not everyone is alike on the inside no matter how they may appear on the outside. My acknowledgement of racism is always seasoned with the knowledge that we have moved forward even as much as we have because of people like you from our earliest days on this continent to the present.

      • 42 carolyn
        January 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm

        Thank you. Fortunately, I am not alone here. I have spoken often of my church and our minister. He sets an example for those of us who eschew bigotry and hatred, and embrace all. He is so strong, and loving and reasonable. The Sunday after the election the sanctuary was packed. We were all distraught…..many were angry. He preached a masterpiece of a sermon….comforting, prodding, encouraging, directing…..telling us that in this time we have a duty to resist, and giving us concrete ways to do just that.

        I will be at our state capitol January 21 with the other women from my church and hundreds of women from all over the state for the Women March for Oklahoma to stand up to Trump and Ryan and McConnell. Long ago I learned that hatred hurts the hater. That is a burden I don’t want to carry. PBO learned this also, which is why he is the example for all of us. He continues to confound the haters.

        At the end of our service, the benedictory prayer always ends with “…and love one another – every single other.” Eventually that prayer gets inside the soul and heart.

  14. 43 FoxfireTX
    January 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Good morning TOD. One week to go before we head for the apocalypse. I do not intend to black out any avatar that day, rather I will change mine from the weeping Lady Liberty that will be mine during the entire DT administration to one of PBO for that weekend. Just trying to decide which photo I will use. Any of your favorites for consideration will be appreciated:-)

    Nerdy, not sure what would be doing with you and this place at the moment. It feels like there is this tragedy looming over all of us. At least today I am functioning after my anger yesterday. I did not know that I could be so angry with a political party. But then, I never thought we would see a political as cruel as the GOP in America.

    • 44 CEB
      January 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

      I know that it is hard, but do not give them this victory as well. The deplorable ones wanted to hurt those of us who love and support the Obamas even more than they wanted to hurt them. We, with our votes, activisim, love and devotion propelled them to the white house and they want us to pay for it. Continue to hold your head up high and use your anger in the ways that PBO would have us. Do not give them your anger and fear this is the meat that they gorge on. My biggest anger is based on my disappointment that the 62 million who voted for this care-for-no-one buffoon showed that this country is less far along than I thought. That people who I see everyday could do this to the world and they will find, to themselves as well has been a hurtful thing that I have been working my way around and through since election night. Some days are better than others, but I have not felt that deep despair that I felt the first few days. Knowledge is a good thing, especially when it is hard news, but it is better to know exactly where you stand. I see this country even more clearly that I did before and I have resolved how to deal with it, not with bitterness and anger because that only hurts me, but with courage, living my life out loud and well. My ancestors lived through times much more perilous than this and I owe it to them, myself, and to future generations to take their gift of survival to live the best life that I can.

      • 45 MadameSoph
        January 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        This is what I have been feeling, CEB, and beautifully said. Thank you!

      • 47 FoxfireTX
        January 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

        Like you CEB I have not felt the despair since shortly after the election. But at some level, I want to believe this country is better than it is. Funny, I at least can understand the prejudice and the fears of change. But the pure revenge of the GOP is beyond my comprehension. I simply have never seen any one, much less an entire party, so motivated by revenge.

        It is what it is, I will have to accept it, and will use my anger constructively.

    • 48 susanne
      January 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      I like the drawing of Lady Liberty hanging on to PBO’s leg, begging him to stay.

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  16. January 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Those people thanking FLOTUS made me cry.

  17. 52 arapaho415
    January 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    Every day I resolve to do my best to ignore to the best of my ability the horror of DJT, but he is establishing authoritarian rule/chaos at 12:01pm January 20.

    Lord help us all.

    #SecretStatePolice (aka #Gestapo)…

    • 53 Linda
      January 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Good Grief. It sounds like what happened in Iraq when Bremer when in and fired the entire military of Saddam Hussein.

      They are now ISIS fighters.

      • January 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

        This is Trump’s paranoia…he wants to remove anyone who was either appointed or served under the President….he trusts no one…i do not think he really trusts his cabinet…there will be a cabinet without a head…to run amuck at will..

    • January 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      This is not a well man.

  18. January 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post
    By Peter Hermann and Aaron C. Davis
    January 13 at 11:08 AM

    The head of the D.C. National Guard, Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, said Friday that he has been ordered removed from his command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

    Schwartz’s forced departure will come in the midst of the presidential inauguration that he has spent months helping plan alongside D.C. police, the U.S. Secret Service and other top District officials. He will turn over command to an interim as power transfers from one president to the next, and just before the inaugural parade marches down Pennsylvania Avenue.

    “The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz would command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration.

    “My troops will be on the street,” Schwartz, 65, said. “I’ll see them off but I won’t be able to welcome them back to the armory.” He said that he would “never plan to leave a mission in the middle of a battle.”

    Schwartz said he would oversee duties in a command center and then depart at 12:01 p.m., retiring from the Army.

    Schwartz said that he has been swamped with inauguration duties and packing up four decades’ worth of papers and accumulated items, and has not yet been able to inform District officials, including the mayor and the chair of the D.C. Council. Unlike in states, where the governor appoints the National Guard commander, in the District that duty falls to the president.

  19. January 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    assorted folks have their panties in a bunch with every new revelation of trump and trumpism…. each revelation worse than the one before it..Shock…shock……as if no one knew what he represented….please…these are the same folks who fell all over themselves to demonize Hillary…published unverified leaks and such….and now we learn that Putin’s hand is all over it….smh…

    POTUS & FLOTUS warned us…Hillary warned us…

    to no avail…

    • 58 susanne
      January 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      This! My fury just erupts when I hear, oh, well, HRC would be just the same as DT– only precious Bernt could have made a difference. I doubt they even really think about what it would be like right now, if HRC was about to be inaugurated. All those thoughtful plans that the Rs loved to make fun of– they would already be in place, assuring the continuation of PBO’s extraordinary work. My blood absolutely boils!!

  20. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    January 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    More and more, I’m reminded of Hitler’s time.

    • 61 CEB
      January 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      I am glad that writers are stepping into the vacuum created by a toothless and compromised press. The BlackArts Movement of the 60’s and 70’s was a powerful group of poets, essayist, and visual artists is the precursor of this group.

  21. 62 CEB
    January 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Sometimes the contrast is just too much: 2009, hope, excitement, pride and much of the world rejoicing with us; 2012, relief the world over and at home, an extra spark to finish the job we started; 2017, uncertainty and out-right dread, embarrassment, darkness and the worst of us in a position wo wreck world-wide damage.

  22. January 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Hello TODers.

    Thank you, Nerdy


    I am missing Dudette. Know that I am thinking about you, dear friend. ((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))

  23. January 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    DesrtFlower: Congratulations on FIRST! Hello, All y’all. Here we are. Just checking in on another day in the life of the Presidency of The Greatest of All Time President of the US of A: Barack Hussein Obama, and his family and his team. What a gift. Thank you Chips for TOD being a “thing”. A great good priceless magical marvelous healing blessing energizing comforting galvanizing feisty truthful honorable “thing”. Thank you NerdyWonka for showing up day in and day out, night in and night out, bringing us the goodness, the badness, the ugliness, the importantness, the reality and truth and deep and wide and broad story of these people in this time. You are the GOAT, the superwoman, the brilliant pilot, the general, the admiral, the team leader, the researcher, the orchestrator, the detective, and so much more. May every second you have spent here making TOD be TOD come back to you laden with goodness and treasure and benefits and dreams come true. You have invested so much in here and in us, and the love and gratitude for you fills oceans and Grand Canyons and still spills over. Happy “The BEST POTUS EVER IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE” Day, #722.

  24. January 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Hey guys, so I am having this t-shirt made in honor of President Obama.

    Please give me your opinion on what you think about the picture on the front. Should I use this or another one?

    The back of the t-shirt lists a number of PBO’s accomplishments.

    • 66 FoxfireTX
      January 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Africa, it is your shirt and entirely up to you. But it looks to me like one of his early photos, much younger looking than currently? Personally, I prefer the later photos of him, he EARNED every one of those grey hairs, lines and furrows fighting for us and keeping us safe. They serve as a reminder to me of just how much he and his lovely family have sacrificed for us. And I think he is even more handsome for them. But again, it is your shirt!

  25. January 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I like it but I wonder if there is another one that would work as well?

  26. January 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm


    President Obama will be having a final press conference next Wednesday.

  27. January 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm


  28. 78 Allison
    January 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  29. January 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Sharing a story: This morning, Stephanie Miller Show. Some of the callers ranged from people in tears/great distress because the caller or someone in family uses and needs ACA. One of those was a young mom who has a disabled daughter. She was distraught and talked about her she is terrified, literally terrified about her future, her daughter’s future and our future as a country. It was heart-wrenching listening to her. Was tough for Stephanie and her crew trying to reassure her (and all the callers) because they all feel the same way. Another (lesbian) mom called with her story: The day after the election, their 6 yr-old son asked if they needed to find a man to come live with them to take care of them. They reassured him as best they could. Then yesterday, they all watched the Biden ceremony. Afterwards, they explained to him about respect. That is how real men respect other men and how men respect women–daughters, sisters, wives. They told him that, yes, he won’t be seeing much or any of that respect on TV for the next few years, but that he must always understand how important respect for everyone is. Then all of them talked about “What DO we tell our children?” “How do we explain all this to them?”

    Stephanie’s show this morning was as emotional as I’ve ever heard and it was from the callers. Oh, forgot. The one young mom asked “Where is my place in our country now?” Just heart-wrenching and terrifying. I just have no words………….terrified, worried, sick, frustrated, disbelief, so many questions. Sigh……………:(

    • 82 Bill R.
      January 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      That kind of fear is reality based. Only thing for people to do is band together, connect with others who share your values.

  30. 83 FoxfireTX
    January 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  31. 87 desertflower
    January 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  32. January 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    PLEASE share widely and ask people to contact their Reps and Senators.

  33. 90 desertflower
    January 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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  35. January 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    FLOTUS told POTUS he is not a lame duck, he is her silver fox

  36. 93 Allison
    January 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

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  38. January 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    The Stupid War on Cory Booker
    by Martin Longman
    January 13, 2017 2:46 PM

    Did Cory Booker and a bunch of other Democratic senators just vote against importing prescription drugs from Canada? No. No, they didn’t. Here is what they voted against:


    What they voted against was the above amendment to the Budget reconciliation bill. The Budget reconciliation bill is not a normal bill because it never becomes law. It never goes to the president for signature or veto. What it does is set out the framework for spending money that the committee chairs must work with when legislating and appropriating.

    The Klobuchar/Sanders amendment would have given Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the chairman of the Budget Committee, the discretion to pass a bill on the importation of prescription drugs or other means of lowering the price for American consumers, even if that required him to adjust how monies were allocated to his subcommittees.

    For starters, Sen. Enzi voted against giving himself this discretion, so he clearly had no intention of taking advantage of it. In truth, though, this amendment was just one of several amendments the Democrats introduced to cause political pain to the Republicans. None of them would have actually become law, but all of them could be used to attack anyone who voted against them.

    To see how this was supposed to work, all you have to do is look at an article that was produced by the Center for American Progress yesterday. They highlighted “6 essential health benefits” the GOP had voted to take away during their Wednesday night/Thursday morning vote-a-rama. None of those health benefits included the Klobuchar/Sanders amendment on prescription drugs, but they were all poison pill/message amendments intended to embarrass and wound any senators who voted against them. One was on protecting people with pre-existing conditions, another was on letting young adults stay on their parents’ health plan until they’re twenty six, and another was on protecting children on Medicaid or CHIP. None of the amendments meant a damn thing. None of them had the least potential to change the law of the land. But they gave the Democrats the opportunity to blast the (mostly) Republicans who voted against them. The Center of American Progress article was the main instrument for that bludgeoning.

  39. January 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    • 98 CEB
      January 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      They are going to come for him like they are coming for the man who spelled out how DT was not divesting himself and what he needed to do. The good news is that Rep. Lewis is a warrior for justice and he is more than ready (I daresay he relishes it) for the mofos who will try to come for him. And if they try to f**k with him, there will be a mighty upheaval. If the rest of the dems had half the courage of JL, there would not be such fear across the land.

      • January 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        What CEB said times infinity. Somebody smart tweeted after his testimony on the Klanster Sessions, that if you are on any side other than the side John Lewis is on in life, you are in the wrong place. Said better than that, but it is pure truth. Saw this called a “bombshell” in a headline on twitter. Rep. Lewis did not drop a bombshell. He stated a simple fact. Trump is absolutely not a legitimate president. He isn’t. And someone else on twitter just made the connection that a certain nasty man spent years and years and has never withdrawn his accusations that our greatest POTUS ever was not legit — that’s rich for them to be all hurt and mad. I’m here for the Mighty Upheaval, CEB. May Dems see Rep.Lewis and follow his lead always.

  40. 100 No Child Left Behind
    January 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille.

    I hope POTUS ignore this request. This guy is a source of many of our troubles.

    • January 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Hay POTUS throw the signatures out the window. Let their hero stay with Putin. If he comes back here throw him in prison.

    • 104 Bill R.
      January 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Edward Snowden = Putin’s pawn.

    • 105 CEB
      January 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      This is the reason I now give to other social justice organizations (like the SPLC) instead of the ACLU. All of this effort in support of a traitor. If Snowy had been s simple whistle-blower who had gone to a respected US news agency (if there are any left) with his findings, I would not have so much trouble with this. Instead, with impure motives, he took whatever he had to our two largest enemies and gave them information that endangered countless others and compromised our intelligence community. Furthermore, after being in Russia so long he is so tainted that he should never be allowed back in to the country that he hurt.

      • 106 Obama Grandmama
        January 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        I have actually wondered if Russia has pressured Snowden into more traitor type computer actions since being there?

    • 107 Sandy1110
      January 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      That’s PRESIDENT Obama, you disrespectful traitor.

      Hopefully he’s ignored until Trump/Putin figure out what to do with him.

    • January 13, 2017 at 8:01 pm

  41. 110 JER
    January 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm

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  43. 121 FoxfireTX
    January 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t recall ever seeing these photos previously but they are amazing. How the girls have grown, and what a pleasure it has been to watch them.

  44. January 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      January 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm


      • January 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        Sue, please don’t think this way. I know you must be feeling desperate but it’s just not something we want you to be contemplating.

      • 125 globalcitizenlinda
        January 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

        please hold onto hope that things can and will get better …. hopefully very soon

      • January 16, 2017 at 3:50 am

        DO NOT SAY THAT SUE!!!!!

      • January 16, 2017 at 3:56 am

        Seriously….. Is Indiana an MMJ state? (It’s not cheap either… but not sure how much your pain meds are… I take edibles for insomnia.) You probably have more options than you think….. I follow you on twitter. Follow me, @bardgal – then I’ll DM you my email…. I have an idea or two.

  45. January 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      January 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm


      • 130 susanne
        January 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

        Sue, you are such an important voice for all the things President Obama has worked and fought for. I certainly agree that turning off the news for a while, staying away from divisive people, caring for ourselves as the injured innocents we are– all that is good and necessary. I know President Obama would put his arms around you, as would FLOTUS, to make sure you know you are heard and valued. Just guessing, but I think PBO has plans for the future, and that we’ll be a part of that. I hate what’s happening right now, but I’m positively gleeful about how we’re going to turn this ship around. So please don’t leave!! We need you, PBO needs you! Rest and recover, my dear, and return to us ❤

      • 131 globalcitizenlinda
        January 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm

        we love you and your always huge contribution to us and those around you who need help.

        we are holding our hands around in an embrace of love. you are treasured.

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  47. January 13, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Take care everyone ….

  48. January 13, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Gosh, I wonder what prompted this? UGH UGH UGH

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