115 Responses to “Obamas: Pure Gold”

  1. 1 pkayden
    January 6, 2019 at 5:11 pm

  2. 3 cd4biden
    January 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Congrats on first, pkayden! Happy Sunday TOD!

    So looking forward to what the House does tomorrow, and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and the next 715 days!!

  3. 6 JER
    January 6, 2019 at 5:53 pm

  4. 7 JER
    January 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm

  5. January 6, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      January 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

  6. January 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm

  7. 11 Hillary Darton
    January 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    What has our Forever POTUS44 laughing so much?

  8. 12 Nerdy Wonka
    January 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Tell us how you really feel about that racist Trump, SNOOP!!!!

  9. January 6, 2019 at 7:32 pm


    • 14 Susanne
      January 6, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      This isn’t funny. But it is a good example of the level of ignorance that elected Tromp and all the GOPigs.

      • 15 0388jojothecat
        January 6, 2019 at 10:55 pm

        What the FUCK do these people think about all day long! How can anyone in this country be so damn forgetful you can’t remember what you were taught in elementary, middle, high school and college. Does anyone in this country know what goes on in the world?

  10. 16 JER
    January 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm

  11. 20 desertflower
    January 6, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Wait!! Did I hear him say MERRY CHRISTMAS!??? I thought those yahoos said PBO never said that:) Aww… nevermind:) I love this. I miss them. I really, really, REALLY miss them!!

  12. January 6, 2019 at 9:12 pm

  13. 23 Jey
    January 6, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Haha – Christian Bale at the Golden Globes – next a-hole (I believe that was the bleeped word) he considers might be fun to portray is McTurtle. LOL. Good one.

  14. 25 Obama Grandmama
    January 6, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Finished Becoming last night. My son who took me to the LA Forum to see her book talk is going to see her again in WA state next month and will get me an autographed book that I will swap my unautographed one for.

  15. 26 globalcitizenlinda
    January 7, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I have been unable to sleep because I am following to the fate of this young lady, Rahaf Mohammed with Twitter account @rahaf84427714. She is in Thailand in an airport. She claims that she is being forced to return to Kuwait and then Saudi Arabia against her will. She has been reaching out to any country to give her asylum. I don’t know all the details and facts. Here is one of her tweets :. https://mobile.twitter.com/rahaf84427714/status/1082097331279970304

  16. 28 JER
    January 7, 2019 at 7:58 am

  17. 30 JER
    January 7, 2019 at 8:38 am

  18. 34 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Morning everyone

    • 35 Don
      January 7, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Why does he needs two weeks, what could possible change in his orbit in two weeks? I had the same passion for Hillary becoming President as I did for Barack becoming passion. I always thought that Hillary would have a made a great President, I like Joe, his decency is unmatched and so is his command of foreign affairs. If Joe were our nominee I would vote for him enthusiastically.

      • 36 Don
        January 7, 2019 at 8:58 am

        *Excuse the post, I’m writing without proofreading.

        Why does he need two weeks, what could possible change in his orbit in two weeks? I had the same passion for Hillary becoming President as I did for Barack becoming President. I always thought that Hillary would have a made a great President, I like Joe, his decency is unmatched and so is his command of foreign policy. If Joe were our nominee I would vote for him enthusiastically.

        • 37 desertflower
          January 7, 2019 at 9:02 am

          I have no idea why he’d need 2 weeks more….but I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.

        • 39 vcprezofan2
          January 7, 2019 at 3:22 pm

          Just signing on briefly so I’m late to this particular party. However, I find this party interesting as it is the very topic I had on my mind in the early hours of the morning when I should have been sleeping. So, I’ll share some of *my* thoughts (that I’d previously decided to keep to myself). I like Joe Biden well enough and truly appreciate his decency and his command of foreign policy. I also appreciate the fact that he isn’t, and doesn’t pretend to be perfect – he makes gaffes. In my opinion he *is* one of the good guys.

          The question I keep asking myself whenever there’s speculation about a future candidacy is, why does Joe want to run again? Given the fact that Barack respected and trusted him to be an active presidential partner – as apparently no other president had previously done – I don’t get why he’s still pushing to get the title of “president”. He functioned successfully as VP; he wasn’t made to feel ‘left out’; he was an active participant in leading the USA; he was providing real input; he got control of certain areas; etc. etc. ya-di-ya. Given all this and more, what more does he crave except the title? Honestly, I don’t think Joe should mount a platform, but should instead share his knowledge and experience with another candidate. He certainly has invaluable experience, but I find it almost like a slap in the face to PBO for Joe to be contemplating a run in the next election. Other than the title itself I don’t see what he lacks in what has been to date a full, productive and caring career. One of PBO tenets is that political leaders ought to know when to pass on the baton – IMHO, it’s time Joe considers that option. To me it isn’t a question of age so much as it is a question of sensing when you can propel the team to greater victory by allowing other ideas/persons to step into leadership. Given the spurt of political(?) talent that is surfacing, and the wisdom, maturity and insight some are revealing, this seems a good time to welcome and nurture that talent. My grandmother used to say ‘Every captain runs/steers his ship differently’, with the added implication that the ships made it to shore. I think we do ourselves a collective disservice when leaders hang on too long… because they think they are the only ones with answers?
          […gotta go visiting….will check back for comments …oops… disagreements later]

          • 40 sjterrid
            January 7, 2019 at 5:18 pm

            I agree with this. I really wanted Joe to run for President in 2016. Now, I really think it’s time for someone else. I, believe, that there’s still lot of people that haven’t got over how he treated Anita Hill, and that he never apologized. I, of course, will vote for however the nominee is. Please pray to God it’s not Bernie.

            • 41 vcprezofan2
              January 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm

              The best of the season to you, Terri, and wishes for a terrific 2019! 🙂

              TY for responding. Re Joe, I will only add that I’m personally holding nothing against him for any past action/inaction. I just feel that political leaders, after giving *their* best, ought to know when to step aside, and that Joe seems to lack the perception to know when to step back.

  19. 43 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Morning Joe is doing a great service this morning talking bluntly about all the trump lies. This is one

    • 44 pkayden
      January 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      And this is the crux of the matter. If Trump attempts to build the wall after declaring an emergency at the southern border, Democrats should sue his administration and begin impeachment processes.

  20. 45 Don
    January 7, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Sherrod Brown-meh
    Elizabeth Warren-meh
    Bernie Sanders-nope
    Kamala Harris-yes
    Beto O’Rourke-yes
    Corey Booker-yes
    Joe Biden-yes

    • 46 desertflower
      January 7, 2019 at 9:24 am

      I could see Warren as a VP…all the rest, I agree:)

      • 47 Don
        January 7, 2019 at 9:29 am

        You know what, I haven’t thought about the VP selection. Warren might make a great VP, just like Joe was a great VP.

        • 48 desertflower
          January 7, 2019 at 9:44 am


          • January 7, 2019 at 10:18 am

            Y’all know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Joe Biden. Yes, I would vote for him in a heartbeat, BUT, I do have concerns about two things: Old and white. However, the positive of ‘old’ is his experience. I’m just so torn when it comes to him running. Does anyone else here see what I’m saying?

            • 50 desertflower
              January 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

              Understand your point, but for the same reasons we needed Pelosi as Speaker, we need a Biden as President. Experience matters

            • 53 Don
              January 7, 2019 at 11:35 am

              I understand your point, but I’m not ready to push aside old white people LOL. Experience means something, in my world Harris and Booker would be my President and VP, but that might not be practical for whatever reason. Now, do I think that the both of them have the ability to do the job, yes I do. But does Joe Biden have the experience that both Harris and Booker don’t have, yes he does. I’d vote for a Biden/Beto ticket, and a Harris/Biden ticket, or a Harris/Beto ticket. Yes, Biden is both old and white, but President Obama picked him over every other candidate available.

              • January 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm

                Yep, agree with your points, but they point to my back and forth and such mixed feelings and questions. Beto as VP would be another white man. Yes, young, but still white male. One fear I have with Joe running is media and R’s focusing on the Anita Hill hearings, bankruptcy bill and his comments during those debates and any thing else they will dredge up and rehash over and over and over.

                Case in point: Just saw a tweet: In 2008 campaign, ABC, NBC and CBS nighly newscasts devoted 220 minutes to POLICY coverage of candidates. In 2016, those same three networks devoted 32 minutes to policy!! 32 minutes!!!! All they see is the “horse race” and I predict it will be even worse in 2020. If Biden is the candidate, they will dig up EVERYTHING, every tiny tidbit and those will be run over and over and over and over. Most of these other possibilities do not have the amount and or type of background–actions/votes, comments, etc. that Biden has and, of course, that goes back the negative part — his age and his time in government (experience). UGH! Such a mix of positive and negative…….:( 😦 😦 😦

                • 55 Don
                  January 7, 2019 at 12:44 pm

                  I think that the biggest thing that the Democrats have going for them in 2020 is that every Republican candidate will be tied to trump in some form or fashion, whether by voting for his abhorrent polices or standing by silently when he said something racist. Any candidate that we choose has to be able to appeal to every demographic, but we aren’t going to take the White House unless that candidate can overwhelmingly get the black female and white female vote. In the last Presidential election 53% of white women voted for trump or the Republican ticket. What was is abut trump that he could get 53% of the white female vote? Even with trump getting 53% of the white female vote I’m still hopeful because of the single fact that President Obama was able to get elected when he ran. But we have to figure out what was it about President Obama that got him elected and somehow find that formula again. Which candidate is going to motivate that young brother in college, which candidate is going to motive that older white guy that works construction or the soccer mom or the older black female that’s heavily involved in her church? Can Joe motive all those people, or can Harris or Beto?

            • 56 carla4obama
              January 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

              Yes I love Biden…but I want some young blood. President Obama had “the young” blood and choose an experienced Biden for his VP.
              I see Biden being a great Secretary of State. His strength is foreign Policy.
              I love Kamala Harris. She is a tough smart cookie that won’t take any crap and the repugs fear her. She knows the law/constitution. Her spine is strong.
              It is still early… my dream team, Pres. Kamala Harris VP Eric Holder.
              Cory Booker, one of my friends said Booker was a mile long but an inch deep…and I agree with that. Kampala is a mile long and 4 miles deep. I told my husband that we need a female president, NOW. Kamala is the best out there. That she is a POC, well that is icing on the cake! The Pussy Grabber will be eaten by Kamala!

              • January 7, 2019 at 4:36 pm

                Y’all have likely seen my previous comments about Biden. carla4obama, LOVE the idea of Joe B. as SoS. Perfect answer to have him heavily involved in getting us back on track with our foreign policy. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Harris and ???? as VP probably my favorite pick. The ????’s would cover a number of people. Holder, Beto, S. Brown and others who have been mentioned. Though hoping Beto will run for Coryn’s seat and S. Abrams will run for Senate in GA.

            • 59 Dudette
              January 7, 2019 at 3:25 pm

              I’m torn too. Joe would make a great President, though he’s not my first choice. I’m on Team Harris,’but if Joe emerges as nominee, I wouldn’t mind.

              • 60 mtmarilyn
                January 7, 2019 at 8:45 pm

                I love Joe Biden, but I do feel his time is past. I do feel we need his knowledge and experience mixed with all these younger people. I’m not sure yet who I want. I do know I want someone who will listen to advise and be able to make decisions without ego. And has compassion.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      January 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      That’s my list, too. 🙂

    • 62 Obama Grandmama
      January 8, 2019 at 1:10 am

      I keep thinking either Joe Biden for Prez for integrity and experience plus adding either Beto, Kamala or Elizabeth W for VP adding the charisma factor. Then in 4 years run the VP for Prez and choose one of the other aforementioned for VP. I would think Joe’s age works against him, but it could also be used against Trump.

  21. 63 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 9:47 am

    This is fucking SINFUL!

  22. 64 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 9:48 am

  23. 66 pkayden
    January 7, 2019 at 10:17 am

  24. 67 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 10:24 am

    A reminder to give this important film some exposure.

  25. 68 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Not only trump, but all the rest of this liar mess of an administration! They ALL lie for him!

  26. 69 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Feel safe?

    • 70 Don
      January 7, 2019 at 11:24 am

      Not getting paid is one thing, but some of us that are also not getting paid can’t afford not to care. Because I can assure you what I and my coworkers do for a living people can get killed very easily if we didn’t care. I would rather that TSA just go home or call in sick, none of us are getting paid, but that doesn’t mean you just stop giving a fuck about your fellow citizen’s safety.

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    • 77 pkayden
      January 7, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      This is great news although I don’t understand why she can’t leave jail now versus in August. That poor woman has been through way too much in her short life. Wishing her all the best.

  30. January 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    i made a list of the ages of the top candidates who may be running on the Dem ticket for President..


    If Stacey Abrams (45) was running…she would be my first choice…

    howver i am up for Stacey Abrams or Andrew Gillum (39) to be tagged for VP…

    I am leaning towards supporting Kamala Harris…but would she pick Abrams for VP.
    my next choice is Biden and i think that he would pic a Stacey Abrams for VP……

    I thought of O’Rourke… and Holder…jury still out..

    • 79 Anna
      January 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      That is an impressive group, minus Sanders, of Democrats for President. Republicans have nothing even close to this. I wasn’t leaning towards Biden, but now believe a seasoned person will be needed to follow the idiot. Biden choses one of the younger energetic, motivated, untainted for VP and maybe, just maybe this country can get back on the track that President Obama left us on.

  31. 82 Don
    January 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Barack Obama-47 when elected
    Bill Clinton-46 when elected
    W-54 when elected
    H.W.-64 when elected
    Reagan-69 when elected
    Carter-53 when elected

  32. 83 pkayden
    January 7, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    • 84 Hillary Darton
      January 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm

      I hear that Pathological Liar will be on tv tomorrow night, lying again. You can bet I won’t be watching him.

      • 85 pkayden
        January 8, 2019 at 7:24 am

        No one should be watching and the networks shouldn’t be airing it either. They refused to air President Obama’s immigration law speech in 2011 because it was deemed to be political. I don’t understand why they are treating Trump’s wall speech differently by airing it tonight.

  33. 86 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Did I mention that I saw a campaign commercial for the orange thing yesterday. Doom, gloom, drugs, criminals, gangs… yada yada yada…. He’s off the chart with this delusional mess

  34. January 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm


    • 88 cos
      January 7, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      I will not watch this sham.

      • January 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm

        NEVER. I’ve stopped paying attention to anything this scumbag liar says. It’s all just recycled garbage unfit for public consumption. I hope there’s a boycott.

        • 90 cos
          January 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm

          I mute all of the clips of him, played by the different talk show pundits. Kudos to Rachel for not playing clips of him unless absolutely necessary.

          • January 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm

            I do the same thing. Either TV or radio. Mute or turn down. Refuse to listen to him unless I have to–situation where I can’t do anything about it.

    • 92 Beaglemom
      January 8, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      I recall those refusals. The television networks should be so ashamed of themselves. Along with cable news, they covered Trump’s ascent to the White House every single minute of every day – all the while ignoring President Obama’s many accomplishments. It angers me particularly because every single network and cable executive knows that Trump does nothing but lie. And here they are – giving him all the publicity he wants and then some.

  35. January 7, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    i like this idea..i contacted my senator and urged him to join Sen VanHollen

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  38. 96 desertflower
    January 7, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    We don’t need them to broadcast a damn lying liar

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  40. 102 Gazelle
    January 7, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    In case you’re in need of a serious cackle:

    Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) Tweeted:
    When the cat’s away… https://t.co/jFu7IJ4ATW https://twitter.com/Lupita_Nyongo/status/1082160920627798018?s=17

  41. January 7, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Tweety has Lewandansky on his program…really???

  42. January 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    actually…AOC is beginning to wear on me

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