115 Responses to “President Obama: I Believe In You”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    September 7, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you for a New Post, NW.
    I have now listened to Pres Obama’s speech…3x today.
    😦 My Rafael Nadal retired after losing 2 sets….. 😦

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    September 7, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    • 3 Gazelle
      September 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Oooh, NW! You are on fire! Love your tweets! ❤ Bless!

    • 4 purpleshoesla
      September 8, 2018 at 12:36 am

      Nerdy girl you are ALWAYS on it with laser sharp precision. I can always count on you for cogent pithy breakdown of our forever President’s speeches. Thank you Legend!

  3. 5 Nena20409
    September 7, 2018 at 7:36 pm

  4. September 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    OMG, I just can’t.

  5. September 7, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    When I cam home today and heard the voice of Barack Obama on the TV, I thought for one happy moment that the last two years must have been a dream and thank God he was still president.

  6. 15 Nena20409
    September 7, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    • 16 Beaglemom
      September 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      There are certainly some bright and courageous children not there. I hope that Jackson, his family and all Americans have the healthcare that we deserve. Vote for Democrats and only Democrats!

  7. 17 Nena20409
    September 7, 2018 at 8:08 pm

  8. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2018 at 9:26 pm

  9. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2018 at 10:05 pm

  10. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2018 at 10:24 pm

  11. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2018 at 10:45 pm

  12. 22 Gazelle
    September 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I want all peoples in US to rise up & vote. Isn’t it interesting that those who’ve had their eyes always open throughout history & are seriously driven, are Black Women, POC. What makes this poignant for me is that these magnificent women, running for office, have no more Effs to give to anyone. Eff! We, all of us, owe a debt of gratitude & vote! Prove once & for all that this country is for all. Inclusive non-divisive.

  13. 23 No Child Left Behind
    September 7, 2018 at 11:26 pm

  14. 26 No Child Left Behind
    September 7, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t care where s/he came from! Multiply that by 1000!!!

    • 27 Don
      September 8, 2018 at 8:31 am

      But Pence is different in that he’s not there for the politics, he’s there for the Armageddon. So those West Wing officials had better tread lightly with their assumptions about who wrote the op-ed about Trump.

    • 28 Nena20409
      September 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Mike Pence is The ONLY Official that can’t be fired by Trump.

  15. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Has this been posted yet? Apparently, this is the twitter account of #plaidshirtguy – good for him. He’s a well-spoken high school senior, and did well being interviewed earlier by Don Lemon. And goodnight, TODville!

  16. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Cornyn had the nerve to threaten Cory Booker. Uh … NO.

  17. 33 Gazelle
    September 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Before this iQ45 & his entire corrupt cabal combust, where are the kidnapped children? And put sunshine on those incarcerating babies. That’s all, cos am biting my tongue this minute. Am beyond … the beyond.

  18. September 8, 2018 at 7:40 am


  19. 35 Don
    September 8, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Trump is on the verge of turning the Whitehouse into another Jonestown, he’s on the some Jim Jones shit.

  20. September 8, 2018 at 9:32 am


  21. September 8, 2018 at 9:41 am

  22. September 8, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Here is the annual notice for Military and Overseas voters
    If you know someone in the Military, or who lives Overseas…
    Yes, they can vote.
    All they need to do is fill out an FPCA application and send it to the voting jurisdiction where they last lived before shipping out. Find out how they accept applications: whether via email or fax. Do they need the original mailed to them via the post office?
    If they have children who have never lived in America, but, are 18, they can vote. They can use the address that the parent does.
    Please note- the ballot can be sent to them electronically, but it must be printed out and mailed back via the Post Office.
    Military and Overseas voters will begin getting their ballots September 21, 2018. So, they can literally be voting in two weeks.

  23. September 8, 2018 at 9:43 am

    REALLY tough to get through this article. Sickening.

  24. 46 Don
    September 8, 2018 at 9:55 am

    True story

    My wife and I flew to Houston on a house hunting trip because I was thinking about transferring to a new location for work, my son was about two or three at the time. We check into a hotel, I had forgot and left the stroller in the rental car. So I was mad about having to back out to the parking lot to get it. So I get back to the front desk and the front desk clerk gives me the key to the room and tells me how to get there, he’s talking and I’m like zoning out. I look at the room key and it has the number on it. For some reason I turn the number around and got off on the wrong floor and I tried to use the key in the wrong door. I stood there about two minutes fighting with the doorknob. All of a sudden a guy opens the door, I’m looking at him and he’s looking at me. I look back at my key and I had tried to open the wrong door because I had gotten off on the wrong floor.

    Another True story

    When I has a kid we lived in an apartment complex, I was outside playing one day, I was tired and thirsty and I went back to the apartment. For whatever reason I walked to the wrong door and I opened it. It was my neighbor’s door. He and his wife were sitting on the couch watching t.v., to this day I don’t know how I became that confused.

    I have no idea what happened with that police officer and the guy she killed, but I do know that it is possible to open up the wrong door.

    • 47 0388jojothecat
      September 8, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Don, my mom did the same thing recently in the senior apt building when she first moved there. She wasn’t paying attention and went to the 3rd floor instead of the 2nd. She went to the door that would have been her apt. The lady above her never locks her door. My mom walked inside and immediately knew she was in the wrong apt turned around and walked out.

  25. September 8, 2018 at 10:51 am

    So Manafort is working on a plea deal ahead of this DC trial, which is set to start in 16 days. He can either plead guilty and avoid the trial or he can become a cooperating witness and then we’ll see what happens. If he cooperates with Mueller, then all hell may break loose. He was in on the amendment to the GOP platform to go easy on Russia, he was at the Trump Tower meeting, he was in on everything having to do with the quid pro quo on sanctions. Jury selection has already started and he has not yet been sentenced in VA, where Mueller is still mulling where to retry him on the remaining deadlocked 10 charges.

    Manafort is in a vice and he knows it. This next week should be a ride.

  26. September 8, 2018 at 11:04 am

    PBO is scheduled for a rally in CA today but I can’t find a livestream yet. Anyone else have any luck?

  27. September 8, 2018 at 11:56 am

  28. 51 idon
    September 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm

  29. 54 idon
    September 8, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    This made me laugh so hard i was crying.

  30. 55 JER
    September 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm

  31. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    September 8, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    good day everyone;

    it is always funny to hear a bunch of pundits and republicans pretending that PBO’s involvement in the campaigns is NOT good for democrats!!!!

    what they are really saying is that they are very scared of him because of the way he can mobilize people and deliver a clear message that anyone of good moral character can understand and want to be associated with.

    i will just take my spot behind PBO and FLOTUS as we push for a better society for everyone …. there is simply no time to waste

  32. September 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Senator Booker defies GOP by releasing more documents = total 82 pages.
    “We have added 19 new Kavanaugh “committee confidential” documents to the others publicly released yesterday. All docs available here”:

  33. 60 JER
    September 8, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    LIVE SOON: President Obama holds rally for California congressional candidates – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2

  34. September 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal:
    “I hereby reserve the right to release documents before any confirmation vote, so that my colleagues can see what the truth is.”

  35. September 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm


  36. 66 JER
    September 8, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    • September 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      PBO: It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the attorney general or the FBI to use the criminal justice systems as a cudgel to punish our political opponents.
      PBO: We don’t threaten the freedom of the press because they say things or publish stories we don’t like.
      PBO: What happened to the Republican Party. Its central organizing principle in foreign policy was the fight against communism, and now they’re cozying up to the former head of the KBG, actively blocking legislation that would defend our elections from the Russian attack.
      PBO: Demagogues…appeal to racial nationalism that’s barely veiled, if veiled at all.

  37. September 8, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Here’s a clear YouTube with sound on:

  38. 71 JER
    September 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

  39. September 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm

  40. 73 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Good Saturday Afternoon, TODbots 😉
    I can’r wait to listen to Pres Obama with many of You all this afternoon.
    Thank you, TODville Community. ❤ always.
    Thank you, NW.

  41. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Here he is! OUR President!

  42. 77 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    POTUS is in The House!

  43. 78 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm

  44. 79 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm

  45. 80 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:25 pm

  46. 81 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm

  47. September 8, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    (Here very paraphrased, didn’t catch everything) …people try to divide us , get people to turn on each other, creates gridlock, then people get cynical, don’t participate, this vacuum is filled by special interests, people get more discouraged – it’s a spiral we’ve been on for a couple of years. Only way to stop cycle is each of us step up and take it upon ourselves to do things differently, we must fight to do things differently, for every child in America to get a decent education, anybody willing work hard should get a decent living wage, women be paid same as men doing same work, notion that our seniors be able to rely on SS and Medicare, retire with dignity and respect, our vets get the benefit they have earned. Fight for notion we are all in this together. America is exceptional…because people around the world, grandparents moved here …were bound not by blood lines or faith, names, or sexual orientation but bound by set of ideas..this notion of ‘by and for the people’. Not a permanent leader, or some more equal than others, or some have more say, or pay a $million to have your voice heard in halls of congress or in WH. Government for everybody. It’s not for sale. That’s what we believe in. And the good news is we’ve got candidates who believe in those values, stepped up, fired up and ready to go.

  48. 83 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    As Mr. T. Used to say: I Pity The Fool….Nah….Beehives will buzz him to…..The Sting will be felt.

  49. 84 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 3:31 pm

  50. September 8, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE his stories!!

  51. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm

  52. September 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Man that crowd was fired up!! PBO has So got it.

  53. 88 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

  54. 90 Anna
    September 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    My far right wing neighbor has admitted he “f**ked up”, said he was so wrong about Trump. I am not ready to forgive him yet, he is part of the destruction of democracy, part of the reign of terror we live with day in and day out.

  55. 91 Nerdy Wonka
    September 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm

  56. 92 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 4:10 pm

  57. 93 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm

  58. 94 Nena20409
    September 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

  59. September 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm

  60. September 8, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Serena lost the first set…Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. September 8, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Conservative Bret Stephens on MSNBC:
    “Because this is not an ordinary transition, this is not an ordinary period, because what Obama is defending isn’t this or that partisan Democratic policy. He’s representing the tradition of republican government that should transcend all politics, and he’s speaking as a president, not as the leader of the Democrats.”
    …that is, against authoritarianism in general.

    • September 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Wallace after PBO said presidents should denounce Nazis:
      “There is no question that Donald Trump is afraid of Barack Obama and is trying to undo every legacy of his predecessor’s administration. But it is also true that Obama’s presence in the political dialogue of the country is needed now.”

  62. September 8, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Serena just does not have that killer instinct anymore.

      • 102 Sandy1110
        September 8, 2018 at 7:18 pm

        I’m disappointed, but consider that she’s still coming back from a difficult pregnancy and has managed to reach two consecutive Grand Slam finals, which none of the other players have managed to do!

        Her serve failed her today, and I think the match could have turned if she hadn’t committed so many double-faults.

        That tense incident with the chair umpire will hopefully raise the question of double standards for how men and women are allowed to express emotion and disagreement. The crowd was very fired up on Serena’s behalf, and I felt bad for Naomi that her first win had such a pall over the mood.

        That said, I believe Serena really would like to win those 24th and 25th majors (at least), and is tenacious enough to do it as long as she’s healthy.

    • September 8, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      how about nerves? Serena is already the Best Ever in the modern era.

  63. September 8, 2018 at 6:25 pm

  64. September 8, 2018 at 6:38 pm


    View this post on Instagram

    One of the memorable aspects of working at the White House is getting to know some of the US Secret Service agents that protect the President of the United States. The job of these men and women on the Presidential Protection Detail is to keep the President and his family safe. You see them in pictures with their game face on. They are professional in every way, ready to put themselves in front of whatever harm may come to the President or a member of his family. But I also knew many of the special agents as people, too, away from the public eye. Colin Johnson, pictured here, was one of those men. I called him the gentle giant. He was a big guy, but one of the nicest, well-mannered people I’ve ever met. Colin also came to my rescue one day on a foreign trip (I’ll not name the country as it was one of our allies). My being hassled by security overseas was always a running joke between President Obama and me. During this one incident in 2010, a foreign security agent working closely alongside the Secret Service physically tried to stop me from getting on the elevator with the President. I did what I usually did—push back; but that only made the foreign agent push me harder. Colin saw this taking place, and with the help of another agent, wrapped his arms around the foreign security agent, lifted him up, and moved him aside so I could get on the elevator. President Obama watched all this with bemusement, and even years later, would recount the story to other agents when Colin was nearby, “Remember that time Colin picked up that guy…” I have pretty much given up posting on Facebook anymore, but I occasionally lurk to see what my friends are up to. This morning, I was punched in the gut seeing an obituary for Myles “Colin” Johnson. Cancer preys on the weak and strong, and I am heartbroken to learn that pancreatic cancer had felled this gentle giant. Colin leaves behind a wife and two young sons, ages 3 and 2. Life is not fair sometimes. RIP Colin, I’ll never forget you.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    • 111 jacquelineoboomer
      September 8, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      So sad. And I’m imagining Pete would be a wonderful friend to have, too.

    • 113 vcprezofan2
      September 8, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Oh man, I wished I hadn’t read this even though I started out enjoying it. The ending gave me a queasy stomach as just last week I went to a memorial gathering for a 57 year old colleague who passed away from pancreatic cancer. The news of her death was a very huge shock because no one knew she had been ill. In fact, I found out at the gathering that she and her family discovered it late in June and by mid August she was dead. She too leaves children behind, but happily they are at least young adults. ‘Life is not fair sometimes.’

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