153 Responses to “WHCD With The Obamas”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    GA, TOD.
    Thanks for a New Post, NW.
    Just saw a tweeter post saying that There’s a Deal in Congress. I am still looking for more back up. How much did #Dems give in?

  2. 3 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Afternoon everyone:)

  3. 4 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    🙄 😆 🙄

  4. 6 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    • 7 pkayden
      January 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      President Obama inherited a horrible economy from Trump and turned it around. Trump has done nothing to deserve any credit for the booming economy. If anything, his tax cuts could sink it again.

      • 8 nathkatun7
        January 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

        Did you mean to say “President Obama inherited a horrible economy from George W. Bush”?

        • 9 pkayden
          January 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

          Yes, I’m sorry about that. Was typing too fast and in anger. LOL.

          • 10 nathkatun7
            January 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm

            I understant, Pkayden. This Trump regime, which blatantly lies everyday, makes me so angry as well. What makes me even more furious are the Trump sycophants who repeat the right wing propaganda mantra being peddled by their “dear Leader.”

  5. 11 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm

  6. 12 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm

  7. 13 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    • 14 globalcitizenlinda
      January 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      My long comment just disappeared. I will write about my experience later. In summary, I have been subjected to this before and i was terrified. Gentleman in the seat behind me was arrested by these armed people. It is an experience I will never forget

    • 15 pkayden
      January 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      That is a scary video. I don’t understand what is going on in this country where migrants are being treated as criminals.

      • 16 Sandy1110
        January 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm

        Hello pkayden,

        It’s right out of the white supremacist playbook, that Miller and Kelly are driving from the Oval Office:

        1. Stop POC from immigrating to the US
        2. Deport the “illegals”
        3. Implement policy and strip civil rights to decimate American-born POC communities

        They don’t care about the ramifications – they want a white, authoritarian police state.

        We MUST flip Congress in 2018 if we can, take as many state elections as possible, and also hope that Mueller’s investigation can produce indictments and erode some of the foundation from Trump’s administration in the meantime.

        • 17 pkayden
          January 21, 2018 at 7:04 pm

          Amen to your entire comment. The key is flipping both the House and the Senate. That will put a stop to Trump’s agenda for the next two years until he can either be removed via Mueller’s investigation or be replaced by a Democratic President.

          YES WE CAN!!

  8. 18 Nena20409
    January 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

  9. January 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Stopping by to let y’all know about the March here today. Police tweeted out they kept 14,000 marchers safe today. Newspaper is reporting 10,000. Regardless of which one it is, those numbers for RED east TN is amazing. #PowertothePolls2018#BlueWaveisComing#RESIST.

    • 21 pkayden
      January 21, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      Good to hear that everything went well. I had read earlier that Neo Nazis were vastly outnumbered by the marchers which is also good to hear.

  10. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

  11. January 21, 2018 at 7:04 pm


  12. January 21, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    i was just thinking…can Congress…or Trump…or SCOTUS postpone an election

    • 26 nathkatun7
      January 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Absolutely not, Sheila. Neither one of the three branches of government has the Constitutional power to “postpone an election. I suppose, theoretically, Congress can pass a bill that, with the President signature, can become a law that mandates the postponed of an election. But I am sure the Courts, including the SCOTUS, would promptly declare such a law to be Unconstitutional. After all elections were held during times when this nation was facing more severe crises, such as the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Only the deluded conspiracy theorists, both on the right and the left, are fond of pushing the false idea that elections can be postponed by a president, Congress or the Supreme Court. I doubt that elections can be postponed, unless of course, we have a military coup that decides to suspend the Constitution and declares its allegiance to Donald Trump

      • January 22, 2018 at 6:39 am

        Thank yu. I suppose that if that did happen we would no longer have a democracy. My real concern are the Gestapo like tactics of ICE. THEY ARE UNLAWFUL.most of the rhetoic is geared toward brown people. But all POC are at risk and by extension white people.

  13. January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm

  14. January 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    From October 1 to October 17, 2013, the United States federal government entered a shutdown and curtailed most routine operations because neither legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014 nor a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014 was enacted in time. Regular government operations resumed October 17 after an interim appropriations bill was signed into law.

    According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted several months following the shutdown, 81% of Americans disapproved of the shutdown, 86% felt it had damaged the United States’ image in the world, and 53% held Republicans in Congress accountable for the shutdown.[17]


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  18. 44 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    KATE! She’s so good.

  19. 45 desertflower
    January 21, 2018 at 8:46 pm

  20. 46 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm

  21. 47 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Dance break!

  22. January 21, 2018 at 9:13 pm

  23. 52 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 9:16 pm

  24. 53 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 9:18 pm

  25. 54 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 9:21 pm

  26. 55 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 10:09 pm

  27. 56 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm

  28. 57 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 10:20 pm

  29. 58 Dudette
    January 21, 2018 at 10:21 pm

  30. 59 JER
    January 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm

  31. 60 sherijr
    January 21, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Just received this email from the DLCC (Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee) Just more crazy from the fascist party:

    sheri –

    Four days ago, the New York Times reported a terrifying story: Scott Pruitt’s EPA has hired two Republican political research firms to investigate and expose EPA employees who disagree with Trump and Pruitt’s hard-right agenda.

    This is a political witch hunt straight from Nixon’s old playbook. Within days of voicing their opinion, EPA employees who had attended rallies, spoke at private events, or simply wrote letters were sent requests from a lawyer for any emails that even “mentioned either Mr. Pruitt or President Trump.”

    This kind of political intimidation of regular Americans is INEXCUSABLE — but it’s only the beginning of Trump and Pruitt’s political war on science. Pruitt’s allies in at least ten state legislatures have proposed gutting school science curricula, promoted anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, passed bills denying basic facts about climate change, and much more.

    We have to stand up against lawmakers ANYWHERE who follow Scott Pruitt’s anti-science agenda. Quick, add your name now to demand Scott Pruitt bring balance back to the Environmental Protection Agency >>

    Add my name →

  32. January 22, 2018 at 12:30 am

    • 62 amk for obama
      January 22, 2018 at 4:32 am

      Dreamers need to realize at least now who is totally for them and who is totally against them and support who are on their side 24×7 without flinching instead of constantly snipping at their heels. Plain common sense.

  33. January 22, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  34. 64 amk for obama
    January 22, 2018 at 7:52 am

    there is your enabling enemy.

  35. 66 desertflower
    January 22, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Morning everyone. Do you think they know who really has their backs?

  36. 67 desertflower
    January 22, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Is this a SERIOUS question???

  37. 70 desertflower
    January 22, 2018 at 9:07 am

    We need to keep going!

  38. January 22, 2018 at 9:10 am

    It was going to be the CRIMINALS remember?
    That’s who they were going to round up and deport. Those that were a drag on Society.

    This man is a goddamned DOCTOR!

    ICE is phucking out of control 😠😠😠


  39. January 22, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    Graham: “Every time we have a proposal, it is only yanked back by staff members. As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we are going nowhere.”
    — Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 21, 2018

    It’s telling Kelly culled so much dead weight but Miller holds steady. https://t.co/L2QCcOQ3W8— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 21, 2018

  40. January 22, 2018 at 9:31 am

    No One Elected Stephen Miller or Tom Cotton President
    Trump is allowing even worse nutcases to run the circus.

    by David Atkins
    January 20, 2018

    It would be simple to respond that this is because the president himself is also a far-right white nationalist-—which is to a large extent true. But there’s more to it. Donald Trump’s racism is born of ignorance: his views on racial issues are stuck in the 1970s-era pages of the New York Post, and his views on international relations more resemble clash-of-civilizations ethno-nationalist war games than anything resembling reality. But the president’s understanding of any issue–even his signature ones–is paper thin. He’s also susceptible to being persuaded by the very last person he talked to, and liable to change his mind with maddening frequency.


    The president cannot make a deal on his own terms when he doesn’t even know what those terms are. The extremist march of the Republican Congress and the inability of its leadership to stand up to its worst elements means that without the president’s leadership, the radical Freedom Caucus controls the House. Ultra-conservative zealot Tom Cotton functionally runs the Senate. Within the White House, blood-and-soil racists like Stephen Miller dominate the conversation, and Chief of Staff John Kelly appears to be much in agreement. So much so, that Kelly was passing out a hardline memo of White House demand that Trump had apparently never seen and did not agree with.

    Needless to say, this is not what the American people voted for. It’s not even what most of Trump’s supporters voted for. Yes, racial hostility was a key component of Trump’s appeal. But even Trump’s ugly campaign of white supremacy was more nuanced than today’s Republican embrace of pure ethnic cleansing. Trump promised to build a border wall, yes, but he also committed to protecting Dreamers, and his rhetoric around deportations was centered around “getting rid of the bad hombres.” Even many of Trump’s supporters would not have gone along with mass deportations of children and immigrants with no criminal record. And we know that Trump himself even very recently was supportive of making a deal on DACA.

    Which means that White House policy is now far to the right of even the nasty virulence of Trump’s presidential campaign, simply because the president is not the president. A small band of unelected ultra-racist extremists is presiding in his absence.

    • January 22, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Needless to say, this is not what the American people voted for. It’s not even what most of Trump’s supporters voted for. Yes, racial hostility was a key component of Trump’s appeal.

      I would disagree…This is exactly what 62 million folks voted for..

      • 75 0388jojothecat
        January 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm

        So Democrats SHOULD NEVER meet with the man in the WH to discuss ANYTHING & ABSOLUTELY NO DEALS since he does not make decisions on ANYTHING! They need to talk to McConnell & Ryan and negotiate with them ONLY.

  41. January 22, 2018 at 9:38 am

    We’re talking about AT LEAST FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS!!

    Trump admin ducking accountability on inaugural slush fund
    Fredreka Schouten, campaign finance reporter for USA Today, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Trump administration’s evasiveness on what it did with the extra millions of dollars raised for the Trump inauguration that were not spent.

  42. January 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Terrifying reality for children’s health is a game in Congress
    Rachel Maddow points out that while Republicans are trying to use funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program as a bargaining tool, millions of American children are losing vital health insurance.

  43. January 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Cool collection of photos to click through:

    View this post on Instagram

    SIGNS UP, TIME’S UP. #PowerToThePolls #WMLA2018

    A post shared by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

  44. January 22, 2018 at 9:42 am

    As millions participated in Women’s Marches, Trump sought credit
    01/22/18 08:40 AM—UPDATED 01/22/18 08:50 AM
    By Steve Benen


    Indeed, I continue to wonder if activism of this scope, and on this scale, is an underappreciated national story. In 2010, if a few dozen guys with tea bags and tricorn hats got together in a park, it was seen as an important development. Nearly eight years later, news consumers are treated to “Trump voters still like Trump” stories with unsettling frequency – as if supporters of a historically unpopular president are the constituency that deserves the most attention right now.

    But whether those who marched over the weekend are able to keep the spotlight or not, the fact remains that the Women’s Marches represent some of the most impressive political activism in a generation.

    After last year’s events, I said, “The political world may be frequently jaded and cynical about the electorate’s whims, but Saturday’s marches and rallies demanded attention. To look past them is to ignore a brewing backlash of national significance.” A year later, that backlash is bigger, louder, and hopefully more intimidating for those who stand in their way.

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  47. January 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    VOTE scheduled for right NOW

  48. January 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    This is WILD!!

  49. January 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Stephen Miller’s Plan Has Always Been to Hold the Dreamers Hostage
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    January 22, 2018

    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham finally said out loud what many legislators are saying behind closed doors.

    Senator Graham: “As long as Steven Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration we are going no where. He’s been an outlier for years.” pic.twitter.com/6aR42Jeiu7

    — Alan He (@alanhe) January 21, 2018

    The reason there will be no agreement as long as Miller is in charge of negotiations is because he is holding Dreamers hostage in order to force changes to legal immigration. He made that clear during a meeting last fall that he arranged with people from Breitbart.

    Miller’s goal on this occasion was to sell the group on a compromise: a possible deal offering protections to the young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” in exchange for tougher immigration provisions, such as an end to family-sponsored migration…

    “Be a possible ‘yes,’ be open to doing something that makes you very uncomfortable on DACA in exchange for substantive structural reforms that may have been out of reach,” a senior White House official said, summarizing Miller’s pitch on the condition of anonymity to share details of a private moment. “That’s the whole game.”

  50. January 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    UGH. This makes me sick.

    • 88 sherijr
      January 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      me too, meta. I feared this, I cannot imagine the horror 800,000 Dreamers & their loved ones are going through. Who can they even trust anymore?

  51. January 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

  52. January 22, 2018 at 12:29 pm

  53. January 22, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Kamala Harris is not pleased.

  54. January 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

  55. 98 Nena20409
    January 22, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    GA, TODbots.
    Once again, Dems do what they do best, Weak and Kneeling.

  56. 101 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    That was my first thought too, but after reading Joy Reid, Al Giordano, Eric Boehlert, Nate Cohen’s takes on this, I’ve calmed down. If the deal is what they say it is CHIP is now off the table, this program get funding for 6 years (so those kids are no longer hostages) and we use the next 3 weeks to push for DACA and real immigration reform. They’re playing long game politics here. It’s a bumpy, messy ride, but worth it.

    • 102 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    • 105 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      • 106 Dudette
        January 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    • 107 Sandy1110
      January 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      And the bottom line, Dudette, is:

      Democrats need to give their Congress a VETO-PROOF, FILIBUSTER-PROOF majority.

      That’s the only way Dems can quit having to sweat out whatever damage or hostage-taking the GOP decides to inflict next.

  57. 110 amk for obama
    January 22, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    for 8 fucking years, the thugs didn’t give an inch and won, both politically and policy wise at every level and at every state. at what point does the dem establishment learn their tactics? it’s no more fucking deja vu.

  58. 111 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    • 112 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    • 113 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    • 114 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    • 117 Dudette
      January 22, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      • 118 jacquelineoboomer
        January 22, 2018 at 6:02 pm

        With you on that, Dudette! I recall President Obama would borrow the phrase, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” quite often! Sometimes a tough pill to swallow in individual cases, but, nevertheless, a valuable lesson.

  59. 119 Nena20409
    January 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

  60. 120 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

  61. 121 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 1:57 pm

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  63. 124 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    • January 22, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      • 126 Dudette
        January 22, 2018 at 2:24 pm

        Govt opens for 3 wks. Lots of people need that. When it shuts down again Feb 8, there won’t 9 million CHIP kids held hostage. They can focus on immigration, opiods, vet benefits, etc. Will have better leverage to negotiate if Turtle renegs. I’m hoping that’s how it works. What’s the alternative? Dig in deeper and hurt everyone longer & harder?

        • January 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

          I get it…. But McConnell has zero intention of keeping his word. He’ll blame his flipflop on Trump, and there won’t even be a debate. And Dems will look all look stupid for taking Mitch at his word. Or I could be wrong. I would LOVE to be wrong.

          • 128 Dudette
            January 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm

            Meanwhile, 9 kids get their health insurance, a bunch more people get their paychecks and the politics continues as we know it will until we take back the Congress.

        • January 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm

          Keep in mind they’re all about to go to prison. Mitch & Ryan knowingly took Russian laundered money, (probably from more than just the NRA), then distributed it all the way down the ticket… to incriminate all of them, so they’d be able to control their party via blackmail, which seems to be working.

          McConnell & Ryan are dangerous AF.

    • January 22, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Liar .@SenateMajLdr McConnell says it’s his “intention” to bring up an immigration bill. The use of the word “intention” doesn’t denote/connote a commitment. If that liar had said, He *shall* bring up an immigration bill, that would be a commitment. McConnell tricked Senate Dems again.

      • 134 Dudette
        January 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm

        Senate Dems know Turtle is a liar. The game is called politics. Get some popcorn. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

        • January 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm


        • January 22, 2018 at 3:17 pm

          and the strategy is good cop / bad cop!!!!

          Durbin voted Yes….and has been the loudest voice for the dream act….like yu said…strategy

        • January 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

          I’m personally terrified, because cornered people turn into cornered animals to survive. Hence the GOP adding a poison pill to the CR to not fun our Intelligence Community – so now the GOP are adding yet another venue attempting to shutdown Mueller’s investigation.

          What’s next, Martial Law?

          • January 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

            FUND. NOT FUND. FFS…. I need sleep.

          • 139 Dudette
            January 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

            I hear you. I’m just counting on Senate Dems to have a strategy and will do what they can to counter the fascists. That and keeping up the pressure seems pretty much all we have, short of violent insurrection.

        • 140 Sandy1110
          January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm

          I agree. I left comments upthread before I got to this!

          But the Dems are truly negotiating with domestic terrorists at this point. And I have to believe they know full well what an unscrupulous obstructionist and traitor McConnell is.

  64. 141 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm

  65. 142 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

  66. 143 Dudette
    January 22, 2018 at 2:40 pm

  67. 144 Nena20409
    January 22, 2018 at 2:42 pm

  68. 145 Nena20409
    January 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm

  69. January 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Lucy + Football = Charlie Brown.

  70. January 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    • 150 0388jojothecat
      January 22, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      Megyn Kelly is a bobble headed dummy and belongs back on fake noise. I wonder how long NBC will keep her on while her show remains in the sub-basement below the dirt floor.

  71. 152 jacquelineoboomer
    January 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

  72. 153 Gazelle
    January 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you, NW! These vids brought such a huge smile to my collective world! Bless! 😂😂❤😇❤

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