112 Responses to “What’s Next For President Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama”

  1. 1 Don
    January 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Now is the time for patriots.

  2. 2 sherijr
    January 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

    thank you Nerdy. Needed this today.

  3. 3 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

  4. January 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

    GM NW…..thank you for your diligence …hard work…and dedication…here is a toast to you

    and when the President returns …i will be ready….i am giving serious thoughts to signing up for OFA fellow…


    i want echo Fannie Lou Hamer….Sick and tired of being sick and tired….

    Tired of being afraid…worried…angry….

    i am involved but it does not seem to be enough…trying to keep my head to the sky…

    Keep your Headdd to the Skyy…

  5. January 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This is an important thread:

  6. January 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I look forward to the day when we have focus and determination to support tangible projects from our moral leaders, PBO and MO. I know we’ll all be here for that.

  7. January 25, 2017 at 10:15 am

    He will probably turn around and walk back out….he will say..i told ya

  8. January 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    AMEN TO THIS….i use to engage them…now i just mute them on twitter…and unfollow them on FB…when i see them at a Community meeting…i just say hello but i cannot engage them….i just can’t

    • January 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I’ve decided it’s fruitless to engage them. I used to on facebook, once in a while, not because I thought I could change them but because I thought someone else reading the exchange might find some good ideas. But now they get no pushback just total agreement with anyone else commenting. They’ve become like right wing groups-locked in their own feedback loop. However I can judge the measure of their guilt by the force with which they continue to blame the Democrats, Clinton, Wasserman-Schultz, the people who voted for Clinton, and all those smart Dems who rigged the primaries. And the complete willful stubbornness of thinking that Russians had nothing to do with the election and that Sanders would have won. Anyone but their own sorry selves.

    • January 25, 2017 at 11:57 am

      The final straw was when one woman, who had been a huge PBO supporter, posted recently that he had lost his moral compass (!) and had sold out to the big corporations, blah, blah, etc. bloody etc. She also went to the women’s march in Ann Arbor-big college town- and said she would try not to show her contempt for all the bourgeois ‘liberal’ women there. She’s a legal secretary with a firm that does estate planning, so I hope she reserved some of that contempt for herself.

    • 12 COS
      January 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      With the purity bunch, no matter what President Obama did, it wasn’t enough.

  9. January 25, 2017 at 10:32 am

  10. 14 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

  11. January 25, 2017 at 10:37 am

    back to work ….

    • 16 whenpamelawandered
      January 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      PotusinoT is seemingly clinically insane. How on earth did he pass even a physical health exam, there I should nothing fit or healthy about him.

  12. January 25, 2017 at 11:06 am

  13. 18 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 11:09 am

  14. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    January 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Maeve (some of you will remember her from the OFA Blog) just posted this on Facebook

    Solid action to take:
    If you want to support Senator Warren’s request to audit President Trump’s finances for conflicts of interest, the woman who answered the phone at the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office said the most effective way to be sure my support counted was to email two administrators, Katherine Siggerud and Timothy Minnelli.
    Send ONE email addressed to all three:
    Subject line: Audit for President Trump’s Financial Concerns

    Dear Ms. Siggerud and Mr. Minnelli,
    I support Senator Elizabeth Warren’s request for an audit of our incoming President Trump’s finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence.

    This took about 30 seconds to do. An audit is essential immediately.

  15. 29 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 11:26 am

    • 30 whenpamelawandered
      January 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      He has nothing to fear, his single payer for guaranteed for life health care, courtesy of the generosity of the US taxpayer, only a few of whom sit in the hallowed halls of congress

    • January 25, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you for this..

      i have sent this to the TuesdaysWithToomey group….they meet every Tuesday at Toomey’s Philadelphia office…the crowd has grown to almost 200 people…they have begun to branch out to all his state district offices….it is growing….

  16. January 25, 2017 at 11:31 am

    • January 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      It strikes me that 3-5 million cannot be a random number that he pulls out of his ass. The ONLY reason why he cites exactly that number is because that way he can pretend to himself that he got the popular vote but a narrow to comfortable margin. Everything about this is about his ego, down to the alleged numbers,

  17. January 25, 2017 at 11:32 am

  18. January 25, 2017 at 11:34 am

    • 37 No Child Left Behind
      January 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      CNN is on it with a BREAKING NEWS

      Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Treasury department, Steven Mnuchin, is registered to vote in two states, a CNN KFile review of paperwork obtained through open records requests in New York and California show.
      While it is illegal to cast ballots in multiple states, it is not illegal to be registered in two states at the same time. In a tweet Wednesday, the president called for an investigation into voter fraud, including whether citizens are registered to vote in two states.

  19. 38 JER
    January 25, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Anti Trump Protesters Climb Crane Close to White House Put Up Resist Greenpeace Sign

  20. 40 whenpamelawandered
    January 25, 2017 at 11:45 am


  21. January 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I’m sorry, this is entirely grotesque. UGH UGH UGH

    • 42 catrst
      January 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      I think it was never real. Just a marketing ploy by the media company advertising it. Mook said he never heard anything about it himself.

  22. January 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  23. January 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Okay, calling all people who would like a pink or pink-ish hat! FoxfireTX and I have collaborated to work out how we can supply hats to any who want them! Our yarn and needles are ready to go! The hats take a day or two to knit. You can let us know here or twitter but sent your shipping information by DM on twitter. My name is @marylynne1 and hers is FoxfireTX. We are fired up and ready to go!

  24. 55 whenpamelawandered
    January 25, 2017 at 1:05 pm


    They are asking for the public to push back on the current bills in congress which lift the ban on hunting wolves in 4 states. Daughter Unit is a volunteer . with this project. Last week they brought the wolves to meet a group of oil executives from several countries, and report those oil execs were quite smitten. It may or may not make an difference, but they are trying.,

  25. 56 Allison
    January 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  26. January 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I received a “canned” response to the email to the GAO stating that the “GAO has already accepted this request in accordance with our established procedures for working with the Congress. We will conduct the work in the name non-partisan, fact-based approach we take with all Congressional requests.”

    • January 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Mine said:

      Thank you for your views. GAO conducts its work at the request of Congress using a non-partisan, fact-based approach. We will follow the same procedures in addressing this request as we do other requests from the Congress.

  27. 59 FoxfireTX
    January 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

  28. 60 FoxfireTX
    January 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

  29. January 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm

  30. January 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    can it get any plainer than this

  31. January 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    He’s definitely not a card carrying “loony lefty” ….



  32. 69 Bill R.
    January 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t think President Obama is wanting to take on the role of the leader of the #Resistance to Trump fascism . But he might be able to annoint a leader who can unify this movement and carry it forward. Someone like a George Clooney, who is already nationally known and has a humanitarian commitment, along with superb communication skills and a wide network of connections across business, entertainment, popular culture, and politics.

  33. January 25, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    ICYMI – something positive:

  34. 74 Linda
    January 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Agency Advertising Joint Robby Mook/Corey Lewandowski Appearances Deletes The Page

    UPDATE: 12:35 p.m. ― The Leading Authorities speakers’ agency now claims that this whole half-baked idea was cooked up without the knowledge of any of the participants, which is apparently a thing people are allowed to do?

    As BuzzFeed’s Ruby Cramer reports, Leading Authorities on Wednesday deleted the listing for Mook and Lewandowski’s joint appearance, and is now saying it was never really a listing at all. A spokesman for the agency said the now-removed material was “generated by our team.”

    “There has been great interest in both Corey and Robby individually, but want to be clear that they have not teamed up,” the spokesman told BuzzFeed. “This was solely our team’s idea.”


  35. 75 Linda
    January 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Speaker At Group Supported By Betsy DeVos Says Hitler Was Good At Reaching Children

    “Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin: They knew one thing, that to change a culture, to change a country, they had to reach the children,” the speaker said.


  36. 78 GGail
    January 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    When the NAACP takes action, people listen!

    After NAACP branches organized multiple sit-ins, protests and demonstrations around the nation, the movement to #StopSessions took flight. Combined with your support, emails and phone calls to your senators, the Senate Judiciary Committee pushed back the confirmation of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as US Attorney General another week.

    This short break gives us a chance to ramp up our efforts in telling the Senate that he is still the worst among worst nominees for our nation’s top civil rights enforcement spot.

    His allies were expecting a swift confirmation, but our protests proved them wrong. Expecting him to be confirmed, the new administration removed its civil rights page and the Justice Department began the process of abandoning voter protections and consent decrees that reeled in racist police departments.

    Yesterday, we let them know that things won’t be as easy as they thought. The momentum is growing and starting to make his friends a little nervous. They’re now sweating enough to spend an unheard-of $750,000 on television ads to stop us from mobilizing our members to #StopSessions, but it won’t be enough.

    Click here to urge your senators to reject Sessions for Attorney General.

    Tell your senators they must delay this process as much as possible to thoroughly review the record of the nominee for our nation’s most important civil rights job. Slowing down the process would give senators time to learn that Senator Sessions has shown little to no support for protecting the vote, ending voter suppression or stopping police brutality.

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  39. 81 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm

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  41. January 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    • 84 Believe Again
      January 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      John M is only talk no action, when time comes to stand, he will look at the threat to his senate position and submit timidly. I will be surprised if he fights the potus on this. Same ol same ol. Next!

  42. 85 Linda
    January 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    How can Trump build a wall when most of the land is privately owned ? If he tries eminent domain he will be in court for years and years.

    Bush tried it in 2006 on one private land owner. It was not resolved by the courts until 2013.

  43. January 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  44. January 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

  45. 90 JER
    January 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm

  46. January 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    back to work ….

  47. 94 desertflower
    January 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I just called my senators and was LIVID!! They must be getting calls because neither one of them had a person to talk to. I told them they need to rein in their crazy ass potus because this shit wasn’t ok! I will call again. I want them to answer for the manic they stay quiet for. I’m fucking pissed!

    • January 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      LOL. I told you this morning that I used your comments and wrote my message. The one that I found funny was Alexander (when I finally got through). He mentioned that they were getting back to back to back calls and he didn’t have much time. I said, “That’s your problem.” 🙂 They OWN him!!! Right now, I am taking a break and calling EVERY DEM in the Senate. Message: I’m calling from Knoxville, TN. Every D Senator. Even though we are very early in this ugly process, it is PAST time we see a strong organized resistance from the D’s in the Senate. It is past time for every D to grow a backbone and resist this man. I see no reason why a single D should be voting for his cabinet nominees, either in committee or on the floor. None. They don’t need the D’s vote so WHY are you doing it?! Resist!

      So far, I’ve gotten through to either talk to someone or leave a message for 13. (Doing it alphabetically) I’m going to do a few more today and hope to finish tomorrow.

  48. 96 Linda
    January 25, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Arkansas State Outreach official resigns after tweeting it’s ‘Trumps’s America — ya bunch of homos’

    Hatcher has been under fire for tweeting, “Y’all in Trumps’s America now. Time to flick that chip off ya shoulder and quit being so offended. Gay jokes are back on ya bunch of homos!”

    ( He is also in the National Guard ) . According to KATV, Hatcher has had his computer and phone privileges revoked while he awaits deployment to Africa while he is stationed in Texas.


  49. 97 57andfemale
    January 25, 2017 at 3:55 pm

  50. January 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm

  51. 101 Nena20409
    January 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Well Folks, here’s the answer.
    More Voter Suppression with SCOTUS & GOP OK coming soon.
    Hello TOD.
    It’s been nothing, but predictable Carnage from the #1PartyRule in USA.

  52. January 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  53. 104 MadameSoph
    January 25, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    This is for GGail and any other TODers who live in or near Pasadena:

    Quick read about our PBO’s time at Occidental and his disappointing return to Los Angeles in 2000, but how he, of course, came roaring back a few years later. I knew about his time at Occidental, but there are a few other little facts in here that I did not know, including the fact that he lived in Pasadena, on Glenarm St. There is apparently a plaque in front of the building, put up by the city, put up in December. I’m so sorry I missed the ceremony! I totally would have gone! I used to walk that neighborhood all the time and never knew this. Anyway, this will be a good excuse for lunch and a field trip with friends soon 😉


    • 105 0388jojothecat
      January 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      I live in Pasadena and heard about the ceremony after it was over. I wish I could have gone. Now that I know where it is I must go and see it.

  54. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    January 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks everyone who sent the emails to the GAO. I’ve been busy at work and unable to check in until now. Hopefully they are getting flooded with these emails.

  55. 108 Nena20409
    January 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  56. 109 Nena20409
    January 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm

  57. 110 Nena20409
    January 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  58. 112 Nena20409
    January 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm

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