Presidential Splits


Pete Souza: President Obama attempts his best split with the gold medal 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team as the First Lady watches prior to an event to welcome the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House.

139 Responses to “Presidential Splits”

  1. April 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

  2. 10 jewelz
    April 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

  3. April 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    ProPublica is not here for Spicey’s lies. They go off on him with FACTS. This thread is on fire:

    • 12 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Good. Someone needs to call out each and every lie told by this regime even if it’s a never ending job.

  4. 13 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Eric Prince has a connection to Trump/ Russia

  5. 14 whenpamelawandered
    April 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Hang on everyone. Do not despair.
    #bevigilant #dontbeafraid
    The darkest hour is just before dawn, although it is possibly not the darkest hour yet. ❤🙏🏻❤

  6. April 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    PBO, LOL.
    Love it.

    Congrats on first, Bob. These crooks!! Wow.

  7. 16 CEB
    April 3, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Looking forward to seeing PBO in next month. May 7, Profiles in Courage Award; May 8-10 speaking at the Milan Food Summit.

  8. April 3, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    • 19 arapaho415
      April 4, 2017 at 12:24 am

      GE Tally.

      It’s worse than that.

      GOP men consider women as baby-making machines only.

      Tragically, the more economically depressed a nation is, the higher their birth rate, a downward spiral as billions of humans compete for the same scarce resources.

  9. April 3, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Something weird going on with WordPress. My posts are going through but not my replies. ARGH.

  10. 21 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  11. April 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I do not blame them.

    • 23 COS
      April 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Agree Meta. This will hurt a lot of folks who voted for him, and we will pay higher prices for various goods.

      • April 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Once the effect of PBO’s policies wear off, I think our economy is headed for a very rough patch. Trump has no idea what he’s doing and doesn’t allow smart people to work on the issues.

      • 25 0388jojothecat
        April 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm

        I don’t blame them one bit. I am hoping Texas feels it the most and all those racist southern states who NEED immigrant workers to harvest their fruit & veggies.

    • April 3, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      The damage that election of Trump has brought to America and the world cannot be measured…his bombing in Iraq and Syria….killing civilians….causing countries of the EU to rethink Nuclear Arms…..this is one genie that will not go back into the bottle

  12. 27 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    • 28 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Agree wholeheartedly. This is a ban that will save the American tax payers (Trump is not a tax payer) millions of dollars.

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  14. April 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  15. April 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    • 32 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      That just shows that while Democrats are worried about being polite, Republicans only care about advancing their agenda. Our side needs to act accordingly and stop being so nice.

      • April 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        X100000000 YES. The GOP has irretrievably broken all norms and civility. The time to act to defend our country is NOW.

  16. April 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    So sick of this idiocy.

  17. April 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

  18. April 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  19. 39 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm

  20. April 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Massive amounts of fecal material hitting massive fans …..

  21. 45 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

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  23. April 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    • 48 No Child Left Behind
      April 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      This is another powerful, masterful image of the current WH occupant. So many are complicit…

  24. April 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm

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  27. April 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    YUP. YUP. …..

  28. April 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm

  29. 55 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 7:46 pm

  30. April 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

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  33. April 3, 2017 at 8:39 pm

  34. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    April 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

  35. April 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Interesting ….

    There’s a reflexive default among the party to try to appeal to conservative white swing voters,” Steve Phillips, the San Francisco civil rights attorney, best-selling author of “Brown Is the New White” and founder of Democracy in Color, said Monday. “Absent any evidence that we can make headway with those voters, we should try to focus on those who we can.”

  36. 64 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    GE TODbots.
    Congrats, Doc Bob Fr, The Golden ⭐ sure looks great on You 😉

  37. 65 vcprezofan2
    April 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  38. April 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    • 68 nathkatun7
      April 4, 2017 at 4:55 am

      “Shoe on the other Foot” indeed, Pretty Foot!

      Mitch McConell is a despicable hypocrite! For 8 years he led the Republican Party tin Obstructing everything, including things he previously supported, that President Obama tried to do for the benefit of all Americans-including the people of Kentucky that McConnell represents. Now this hypocrite has the audacity to talk about “a new standard….” Does Mitch McConnell think that all “the American people” are either idiots, or are afflicted with amnesia?

  39. 69 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 9:06 pm

  40. 70 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm

  41. April 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    And look what my daugher found! I don’t even sew and I want some! (Hint: President Obama fabric!)


  42. 72 Gazelle
    April 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Hello dearest Chips, NW, BTs, TODers, thought this would bring you just joy! There are some fab people out there.

  43. April 3, 2017 at 9:55 pm

  44. 75 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm


    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      April 4, 2017 at 12:15 am

      What a sweetheart. All little kids feel this same way, until somebody teaches them differently.

  45. 77 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I see the slimey creatures have been busy.

  46. April 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm

  47. 81 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:13 pm

  48. 87 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      April 3, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      I can’t even read that story. All I know is that the ghouls – in this case, Scott – have sure come out of their mud holes since Trump won.

      • 89 CEB
        April 3, 2017 at 11:20 pm

        He has been an unprincipled asshole for years. Was a proven thief even before the fools elected him and he has been a disaster ever since. I live in Florida.

        • 90 jacquelineoboomer
          April 4, 2017 at 12:05 am

          I used to live in Florida and have family and friends there, who all share your sentiments about him!

  49. 91 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm

  50. 92 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Has this been posted already?

  51. 96 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

  52. 97 Gazelle
    April 3, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Something else lovely to wash the crap out of your eyeballs & grey matter before you sleep tonight. Humans are not an endangered species:

    Read more here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/robin-hood-restaurant-spain-homeless-takes-rich-fe/

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      April 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Beautiful! Thank you.

      • 99 Gazelle
        April 3, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        J’OB, what an absolutely simple thing to do, yet we keep throwing food out in this country. But my love with this restaurant is the dignity afforded all. That touched me deep in my soul, especially when I really need to believe, in this time, that surely there’s got to be humanity, humans. Not people able to walk upright on their 2 limbs, but humans.

        • 100 jacquelineoboomer
          April 4, 2017 at 12:04 am

          So, so true. Keep sharing these stories when you see them, please, because we all can use that reminder.

    • 101 Gazelle
      April 3, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      And here’s another great human, right in DC, and an immigrant. Eat that 45!

      • 102 jacquelineoboomer
        April 4, 2017 at 1:24 am

        So glad I watched that uplifting story.

        And goodnight to you – and to TODville, and all the ships at sea!

  53. 103 Gazelle
    April 3, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Just my rant:

    I really don’t know what emoji I should post every time I now hear these talking heads talking about “infrastructure”! Wasn’t that part of the Jobs Bill that was held by Republicans in Congress for 8 years? Eight years! Think about that absurdity!

  54. 107 jewelz
    April 4, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Congrats to UNC Tarheels on winning their 6th NCAA Men Championship. They were the team PBO picked to win it all.

  55. 108 MadameSoph
    April 4, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Congrats to {{{{{Dudette }}}}} on the Tar Heel win!!

    And, of course, our ForeverPOTUS on his winning pick!

    You know all those Heels are thinking the same as this guy:

  56. 111 CindyH
    April 4, 2017 at 12:33 am

    President Obama knows! Tar Heels WIN!

    • 112 CindyH
      April 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

      and I’ll add that Roy Williams and the Tar Heels are a fan of President Obama!

      • 113 MadameSoph
        April 4, 2017 at 12:42 am

        My ex was a Tar Heel and I remember, back in the day, being in Chapel Hill with him and a family member telling us that Roy was a Dem.

        I heard him say this about DT last month and decided I was still a Heels fan 🏀 :

  57. 114 amk for obama
    April 4, 2017 at 12:48 am

  58. 115 amk for obama
    April 4, 2017 at 1:08 am

  59. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    April 4, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Up until January 19, I wouldn’t go for mocking a First Lady. But all bets are off on this first lady.

  60. 119 Gazelle
    April 4, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I’m loving nursery rhymes:

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
    All Russian Dressing and all Word Salad
    Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

    Tra-lah-la! Lah-la! And Jah! 🙂

  61. 122 idon
    April 4, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Regarding Russian interference in US 2016 election, this is what they’re really trying to hide. Article is by Politico and uses a Blame Obama title so I removed it from my tweet and pulled out the most explosive paragraph in the article which suggest Russia hacked the software of voting machines. The hacking also targeted House and Senate races, which means the Democrats probably won control of the Senate and possibly but less likely the House. This is what is being hid from the American people. Not only is the current occupant of the WH illegitimate but the Congress may also be illegitimate. This may explain why the Netherlands used red pencils, paper ballots and hand counting.

    • 123 desertflower
      April 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Which is why my thoughts about McConnell and this election were probably spot on. He knew ahead of time which is why he would not give Judge Garland his due, and why he said things like PBO onlyt had a year left in his term and he was saving the SC justice for the next President….even though HRC was so far ahead in the polls to make it almost assured that she would win. Still, he KNEW that the fix was in on DT and his senate….he would have complete control and he knew it!!

      I shared my thoughts about this with my husband the other evening while we we watching RM together….he told me that was Glenn Beck territory. People just have a hard time wrapping their heads around the fact that this could happen here….because IT DID!

      • 124 idon
        April 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm

        Yes. And the best evidence that the hacking involved voting machine software is the Netherlands 2017 election in which they used paper ballots, red pencils, and handcounts.

      • 125 Believe Again
        April 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm

        I am with you on this, I have maintained this belief from election day! They all knew, this is why they are fighting the unmasking. My hope is that the truth will come out with concrete evidence when all is said and done. There is no way 45 would have won the election no matter how crazy or racist the noise makers were without voting machine tampering.

        They tried it in 2012 but it did not work so well, this is why karl rove had a meltdown on TV, he was so sure Romney would win in OHIO (I think it was) because they had the fix in.

        2016 was worse because there was a collusion between some republicans in the house, senate and 45’s men with known US foe russians for whatever justification they gave themselves for doing this. I think Mccain was also one of the people that knew about this too.

        The republicans have been working against the US for the past 8 years because of the election of President Obama, that it probably did not occur to them that this time it is really treason in every sense of the word. They probably figured it was an extension of what they had been doing for the past 8 years – obstruction.

  62. 126 nathkatun7
    April 4, 2017 at 5:20 am

    It’s plainly obvious to me that the Russians, in coordination with the Republicans and the Trump campaign, rigged the 2016 election to ensure the election of Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary Clinton–and, by extension, the defeat of President Obama. All the repeated loud cries about a “rigged election” by Trump and his surrogates was pure projection! It was all about indoctrinating Trump’s loyal supporters to look away once the evidence of the real rigging of the election by Russia and the Trump campaign was exposed. I am deeply grateful to all the people in the IC who have courageously stepped forward to expose the rigging of our 2016 Election by the Russians.

    • 127 idon
      April 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

      Yes but they also targeted Senate and House races to ensure a complete overthrow of US govt. What’s classified is the actual rigging of the votes. I hope the FBI has obtained the voting software used at the county and local level in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania – three reliably blue presidential states.

      Republicans want to make their coup complete by confirming an unqualified lying unethical person for the highest court. The judicial branch is our last vestige of hope for fairness and justice. They want Gorsuch on SCOTUS because he will do everything he can to undermine the highest court, politicize it, and sabotage the secret deliberations of the Justices.

  63. April 4, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Trump puts NSC to personal political use
    Rachel Maddow looks at some of the internal struggles of Donald Trump’s National Security Council and reports on new evidence that the NSC is being used as a political tool to bolster a counter-narrative to the Trump Russia scandal.

  64. April 4, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Trump politics diverts national security team
    Michael Leiter, former DNI deputy chief of staff, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the dysfunction within Donald Trump’s National Security Council and the potential consequences of that dysfunction.

  65. April 4, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Izombie returns tonight.


  66. 133 CEB
    April 4, 2017 at 8:26 am

    45 is making another run with the so-called Freedom Caucus for another f**ked up repeal and replace of the ACA. His main motive appears to be revenge against the Democrats (the rest of us collateral damage that no one cares about as long as they get their way) for Gorush and to get a win at any cost.

  67. 134 JER
    April 4, 2017 at 8:48 am

  68. 137 JER
    April 4, 2017 at 9:06 am

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