Make That Money, President Obama!

147 Responses to “Make That Money, President Obama!”

  1. 1 GGail
    April 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    YES INDEED! You’ve earned that and more

  2. 2 susanne
    April 29, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    You know if he turned that fee down they’d say he’s elitist. If he refused to speak to Wall Street they’d say he’s a hypocrite. If he scratched his eyebrow they’d say he’s signaling terrorists. This brouhaha around this speech is ridiculous; but I hope it leads to more people actually watching, listening, and paying attention to PBO.

    • 3 vcprezofan2
      April 29, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      ‘If he scratched his eyebrow they’d say he’s signaling terrorists’ 😀 😀 So true, PBO can never win with the idiots. I’m happy to guess that he isn’t even trying to!

  3. 4 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Au ⭐ for GGail.
    One thing I am Certain about Pres Obama is that he’s a principled man. If $$ was his ONLY Goal, he would have cashed in right after Harvard.
    Pres Obama is OK with himself.
    The EmoProgs Chattering Class will do their thing.
    Pres Obama is Nobody’s Fool nor would he buckle under the Envy Better Crocodile Screaming Tears masquerading as Reasoned Outrage. Frankly my Dears, Pres Obama don’t Play That!

    Thanks for this POST, 1000x, NW!

    • 5 Nena20409
      April 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Here’s their ENVY in Technicolor.
      In every Measure, #Dems outperform the #GOPers in making US & the World Better. That is bothering EmoProgs & some Rightwingers.
      How Dare Pres Obama be Loved?
      Strange, but True!

    • April 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      And I wish they would keep Truman and dear Jimmy Carter out of this. Truman and Carter both had farms to support them. What does Obama have besides his pension? Indeed Truman is the reason that Presidents began to get pensions. He was so poor he needed help. It wasn’t nobility, but poverty, and the fact that he wouldn’t want to be on Corporate Boards. And some Boards thought he was a bit too outspoken for their taste.

      (He hated that Clinton and Daddy Bush was raking it in-more likely he hated that Clinton wasn’t begging on the street)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_Presidents_Act (1958)

      But he’s also doing it for Michelle. 20k a year? Not sure what she would have to relinquish for this, but that’s way too low for a former First Lady. And this sum gives more insight into perhaps why Jackie married Onassis. She needed security beyond whatever was available. She barely had worked outside the home, was pretty young and had children to raise.

      Prepare to start wearing ear plugs: There’s no doubt movies in the works one he finishes his Presidential memoir. Hollywood likes him. Obama is guaranteed box office. Ie expect at least three movies (not including whatever they film when it finally ends for him)

  4. 8 CEB
    April 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    The haters will not stop because PBO is not what they think Black men are in their tiny little minds. He shows all of them up just be being himself; he gives the lie to all of their fevered dreams; he keeps winning and millions of all races and nationalities love and defend him. They know that they are they are little men standing below a giant and their jealousy fueled hatred is eating them up. It is unbelievable that they still try to persecute him even after he is no longer in the job. Their dearest wish is that we will turn against our 44ever president, but they wish this in vain.

  5. 10 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  6. April 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    They are mad because 44 and Forever FLOTUS are getting paid Beyonce and Jay-z money for talking and informing. Not shucking and jiving or carrying a ball of some sort. 44 and Forever FLOTUS are here to educate, NOT entertain…

    This the problem .Their obsession with 44 and Forever FLOTUS continue post-White House, because what drove them crazy for 8 years: their competence and excellence shines through.

    THAT, combined with the fact that their vessel for White Supremacy is an international embarrassment….

    Drives them nuts.

    They weren’t able to control 44 when in office, and they still can’t.

    • 12 GGail
      April 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      THIS! THIS! Tell it rikyrah!
      “This the problem .Their obsession with 44 and Forever FLOTUS continue post-White House, because what drove them crazy for 8 years: their competence and excellence shines through.”

    • April 29, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      AMENNNNNNNNNN to the 55th POWER

    • 14 Nathkatun7
      April 30, 2017 at 2:12 am

      You speak TRUTH, Rikyrah! Lets be honest, a great many white people prefer ignorant and unsuccessful Black people over educated and prosperous ones. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama debunked the myth of “white supremacy” by the way they conducted themselves in the White House and on the world stage. Some hateful and envious Americans, both on the right and the left, unleashed relentless, vile and ugly attacks on President Obama. Thankfully, their attacks failed miserably! Both President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, are still loved and highly respected, both at home and abroad. It’s that love and respect that explains why companies and organizations, both here and abroad, are eager and willing to pay to hear them speak.

  7. 15 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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  9. 17 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm

  10. 18 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  11. 19 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  12. 20 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    These Brave Russians.

  13. 22 desertflower
    April 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm


    Especially this.

    • 23 carolyn
      April 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      It absolutely does eat them alive. Somewhere deep in their lizard brains, they know they can never approach the quality person he is, so like all those with this raging envy, they lash out at him. I am reminded of Iago, and his raging jealousy of Othello. Study the play as you will, you cannot find a real motive for his actions against Othello…..except raging, green, jealousy. Iago knows he will never be the person Othello is, his wife is not as beautiful as Desdemona, men will never follow him willingly and happily like they do Othello, and I also have always wondered if there is racial bigotry in this, as Othello is a Moor, and Iago is an Italian. However, Othello is not the quality person Obama is…..he has several fatal flaws, which president Obama does not. Othello is pushed into killing his wife, which he later deeply regrets…….he is led by a clever devil. I am sure some of these haters keep hoping that their lies and hate will push PBO to do something precipitous. It hasn’t, it doesn’t, and it won’t, and this also drives them even crazier.

      President Obama and his wife just have more of my love and respect all the time.

  14. 25 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

  15. 26 globalcitizenlinda
    April 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    just an FYI for those who may have missed this ;

  16. April 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    He’s brilliant, talented in many areas, and VERY POPULAR. Plus, he doesn’t give a rip and that above all is eating at their souls. Trevor Noah says it all.

  17. 31 globalcitizenlinda
    April 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    • 32 globalcitizenlinda
      April 29, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      no matter what they wish for or do, the gop are never going to be able to influence what is served and eaten in The Obama Household so Ms. Sasha and Ms. Malia Obama will be just fine – thank heavens;

      the O-hatred will just hurt other children and especially the vulnerable kids who need healthy meals;

      now where is that so called influencer ivanka, on this issue – since they try to tell us how she looooooooves kids;

      did I recently say how much I despise these gop?????

    • April 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Legal cash: Politicians on both sides of the aisle are typically paid good money for speaking gigs, but suddenly it’s a problem when possibly the greatest statesman America has ever known – President Barack Obama – is offered cash commensurate with his demonstrated talents and achievements.

      • April 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm

        Meanwhile we apparently have a White House propped up by a HOSTILE foreign government and a new president profiting from his personal businesses, taking lavish vacations on tax payer money. Meanwhile his son in law who he has put-in-charge-of-everything-in-the -world , Jared Kushner, has real estate holdings that have doubled since 2012. Meanwhile a mining firm run by the Steinmetz family has been Kushner’s secret financier for over $100 million in recent NY real estate purchases.

  18. 36 JER
    April 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    • 37 JER
      April 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      • April 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

        from the article”

        Economic populism and what are commonly erroneously and dismissively referred to as “social issues” — such as reproductive rights, immigration reform and civil rights for people of color, those who have disabilities, people of all faiths, LGBT people and women — are indivisible. Sanders routinely demonstrates his own lack of progressive values by dividing them.

        There is no economic populism without abortion rights and civil rights. No one can have economic justice if he or she doesn’t have fundamental rights. Yet Sanders has made it plain that abortion rights are negotiable and brushes off “identity politics.” He consistently argues that his values — and his alone — should define what it is to be progressive. (Which can’t help but remind one of Donald Trump’s unilateral defining of terms.)

        Further, Sanders routinely divides matters of race and gender and class — which, again, cannot be untwined — by discussing the “pain” and needs of working-class voters and perpetuating the dangerous myth that the Democrats have ignored them. Sanders has insisted that Democrats have failed to reach these voters, while dismissing the fact that 75 percent of working-class voters of color voted for Clinton, not Trump, last year.

  19. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm

  20. 44 GGail
    April 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    It’s so hot in DC, our baby eaglets are panting so hard, their little body shake.

  21. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm

  22. April 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    On the Bering Sea Elders.
    Background: Trump has also revoked executive order 13754, the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience issued, by PBO Dec 9 2016.
    After years of tireless work by local tribes and non-profits, President Obama made it LAW for the Elders to be included in the conversation.
    Now Trump has CUT them out. This puts the incredibly fragile Bering Sea at risk of drilling. Say bye bye to wild salmon if Death & Destruction Junior and his pals gets their way. All of the wild salmon we eat in the lower 49 states is from the Bering Sea.

    • April 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Pew Research 2016: 74% of American adults said “the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment.”
      -Yesterday Trumputin signed an EO to open up areas of the Arctic and Atlantic protected against oil and gas development by PBO.
      -Last year President Obama extended “permanent protections for large swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The Obama Administration stated that “no president has ever acted to reverse an indefinite withdrawal” and that the permanent ban would “stand the test of time.”

  23. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    April 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm

  24. April 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    • 54 globalcitizenlinda
      April 29, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Mr. Laufer is really answering a lot of the questions that people are asking – and no hysterical wording in his answer;

      by the way did you like how he keep referring to the homegrown demagogue’s administration as Team Treason?

  25. April 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Reality …..

    Take care everyone ….

  26. 56 JER
    April 29, 2017 at 8:06 pm

  27. 58 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

  28. 60 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

  29. 67 desertflower
    April 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Why those little eaglets were panting!

  30. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    April 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    in terms of weather, it has been a funny day in my hood;

  31. 70 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

  32. 71 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 9:37 pm

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  34. April 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    And Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post had the nerve to ask ” Isn’t Sixty Million Dollars Enough for the Obamas?” I saw triple red when I read that condescending crap.😡😡😡
    This time I had to comment. Glad to report that the vast majority of commenters stomped all over her analysis. Most that I read stood up vigorously for the President(44).

    • 74 arapaho415
      April 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      GE Eve.

      It is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE the crap that @nytimes and WaPo are publishing now, in the guise of “punditry,” while DJT is not even trying to hide his campaign for autocratic jackbooted (white supremacist) thugocracy to support this country’s oligarchs.

      IT IS NOT NORMAL for a president to CAMPAIGN while in office for 100 days. This is what third world dictators do. DJT is seeking advice from the worst autocrats on the planet:

      This was not a campaign rally, it was a way to whip his white supremacist base into a frenzy:

      I cannot believe that the MSM continues to treat this usurping of democracy as “move along, nothing to see here.”

  35. 75 magapie
    April 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    PBO will do as much good in the world as he can with that money! The Clintons – – who YES often irritate me – – have done a lot of good with the money they have earned and raised.

  36. 76 Nena20409
    April 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm

  37. April 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Political Woman @HRCNJVolunteers

    Tonight was most negative, deeply disturbing, most divisive speech a sitting president has EVER given, GOP strategist David Gergen says.
    7:59 PM – 29 Apr 2017

  38. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2017 at 12:03 am

  39. 82 globalcitizenlinda
    April 30, 2017 at 7:21 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a fantastic day!

  40. April 30, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Good Sunday, TOD Family!

  41. 85 99ts
    April 30, 2017 at 9:05 am

    So your so called president is inviting all the RWNJ leaders to meet him while ignore or insulting all those the US has called friends over the past 70 years. Seems he is going to join forces with the despots of the world in an attempt to wipe out any form of democracy.

    My brain will never comprehend that this is what the US stands for – but we sure don’t see much friendship there any more.

    Meanwhile all the press can do is continue to attack PBO – as they have for the past 8 years. Sycophants – all of them Katie.

    • April 30, 2017 at 10:35 am

      99ts, I feel like I’m right back to election night and subsequent weeks when I couldn’t eat or sleep. Just nauseous all the time.

      Trump is truly INSANE, a complete danger to the world. His followers are a CULT who cannot reason and worship his every move. It’s the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen happen to our politics.

      • 87 99ts
        April 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

        It has to be worse for those of you living with it – but it’s truly horrible watching him implode our world via both the degradation of the environment and the war mongering that sees him as “the mighty leader”

  42. 88 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Morning everyone. Is it over yet?

  43. 89 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Just sayin’.

  44. 90 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 10:29 am


  45. 92 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Why we love our dogs:) What happiness looks like:)

  46. 93 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Just an observation:) Professor Tribe is getting a little saucy on Twitter. I LIKE IT!

  47. 96 Nerdy Wonka
    April 30, 2017 at 10:34 am

    PREACH, JK Rowling!

    • 97 arapaho415
      April 30, 2017 at 10:53 am

      GM NerdyW.

      Hope Austin isn’t affected by the severe weather in Texas and surrounding areas — enormous hail, devastating winds, and tornados. 😦

      Thank you for your tireless dedication to keeping us sane here!

      Ruffini’s tweet is a good comparison, and you’d think maybe critics would stop for a moment and wonder *why* the Obamas’ got a well-deserved amount — could it be that publishers know there’s a demand for memoirs from both #Forever44 and #ForeverFLOTUS? (rhetorical question)

      Can’t wait for PBO and FLOTUS to go on a book tour when their memoirs are published. 😀

    • 98 amk for obama
      April 30, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      the white envy is literally drowning these racists.

  48. 99 Don
    April 30, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I’m starting to think that nothing will become of this Trump/Russia investigation. We have both houses of congress barely doing any investigating. The head of the FBI is sitting around writing columns about what he said during the election. Nobody has been indicted and the only reason Flynn left the Whitehouse is because Trump told him to, and not because Flynn was facing any sort of legal trouble. We’re coming up on six months of Trump as President and his children are flying around world making money without a care in the world. According to twitter Trump is already in handcuffs, well then show me the pictures.

  49. 108 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 11:22 am

    This. Don’t let that Howdy Doody folksy schtick fool you. He’s a lying swamp monster, too.

    • 111 arapaho415
      April 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Article headline:
      “Joe Biden and his staff are planning and laying out a strategic map for the former vice president to run against Donald Trump in 2020.”

      Links to this article: 😀

  50. 113 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 11:32 am


  51. April 30, 2017 at 11:38 am

    • 115 Don
      April 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      That just about sums up Trump and his merry band of useful idiots. Trump tells them he’s going to take away their health insurance and still they applaud him. Yep, this is all id and it is indeed impervious to facts and reason, kinda like all of the “isms”.

  52. 125 whenpamelawandered
    April 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Click to access ClimateChange_01-05_DigitalPrelim.pdf

    Remember NPS asked us all to save history this – time to share ❤️🐺🌏✍🏼🗝

  53. 126 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm

  54. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

  55. 132 desertflower
    April 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm


    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it’s time to move on after 38 years in elected office.

    Her unexpected retirement marks the end of a storied career in which Ros-Lehtinen repeatedly broke political ground as a Cuban-American woman — and gives Democrats an opportunity to pick up a South Florida congressional seat in 2018.

  56. 138 JER
    April 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

  57. 140 Nena20409
    April 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Hasan Minhaj did a Great Job especially, his Calm Reasoned Deconstruct of the #WHCA telling him to Hold back while spouting Freedom of Speech.
    Happy Sunday 😉

  58. 144 Nena20409
    April 30, 2017 at 1:41 pm

  59. 145 Nena20409
    April 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm

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