The Best POTUS Of Their Lifetimes

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  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    July 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Run….Run…..RUN and go see The Lion King. It is a wonderful immersive experience.

    My theater gasped from the first glimpse of Pride Rock, cheered at the love and bond between Simba and Mufasa, cried at Mufasa’s death, marveled at the mesmerizing cunning of Scar, laughed at the brilliant pairing of hyenas, Timon and Pumba, Rafiki, and Zazu, fell in love with Beyoncé as Nala, hailed the fierceness of the female lions, smiled as Simba and Nala discovered their own love, and danced along to songs old and new.

    When the movie ended there were screams and applauses. It is perfect in every way. 😀

  2. July 21, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    “Fifty years ago, in 1969, we witnessed the Apollo moon landing…
    Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton was assassinated by the police.
    LBGTQ activists fought back at Stonewall. The Chicago Seven were put on trial.
    That same year, New York’s Young Lords were founded.”

    • July 21, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      The New York Young Lords 50th Anniversary:
      “During the rest of 2019, the Young Lords of NY will be holding events across the city, in conjunction with many other groups who are continuing the struggle for the basic human rights of food, clothing, shelter, health care, justice, and self-determination for Puerto Rico.”

  3. July 21, 2019 at 8:11 pm

  4. 11 cwaterma
    July 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Yes, he is the beat potus of my lifetime, and I’m old! I was born when FDR was president, not that I remember him. Obama is the best for a number of reasons, one, because he has a strong moral center, both personally and politically. I cannot think of another president in my life with such a strong moral compass. Righl now, that is the most important and salient reason for his greatness I can think of.

    Now, I have info about the film American Heretics. I saw it this afternoon, and I need to see it again to digest it all. It has a strong message, and people I know and love are in it. It is being shown at non-profit locations, and I have a list of locations and dates.
    July 28 Houston July 31 Columbus, Ohio Gateway Film Center; August 28 Camas, WA Liberty Theatre;
    August 3-25 Hudson, NY; Aug 9-22 Grand Rapids, Mi Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts; Aug 14 Norfolk, VA ;
    September 3, Sebastopol CA, Rialto Cinema Sebastopol; September 4 Berkeley, CA Rialto Cinema Elmwood. Following this filming there will be a Q & A with Catherine Butler the filmmaker who lies in Berkeley.
    For further information the website is http://www.americanhereticsthe film.com. There is some enlightening and maybe new history also in the film. One of the producers was on the panel after the film and he said that after filming, he realized that Oklahoma is a microcosm of the country.
    The viewing today was sold out, mostly by members of Mayflower Congregational UCC, and members of First Unitarian OKC, sister church of the other congregation in the film.
    We WILL overcome.

  5. 12 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Totally the best in my lifetime. No question.

  6. 13 cwaterma
    July 21, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Carolyn again, I remembered what I forgot in my post. American Heretics will be coming to Netflx at the end of the year.

  7. 18 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 9:02 pm

  8. 19 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Fierce, smart women

  9. 20 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 9:23 pm


  10. 22 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 9:33 pm


    • 23 tnmtngirl1
      July 21, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Excellent thread. Hope they are listening.

    • July 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Important indeed….

      i remember the blow back that Sec Clinton got when she talked about the deplorables….

      This thread is indeed important.. he says …the 2020 DEMs have a riole to play that is different from the HOUSE Dems..

      We should also keep in mind that Sec Clinton…had all kinds of plans and ideas …Trump’s plan was to ban muslims…. deport brown people….. and put blk folks in their place….his plan was to save America for white folks …he promoted a white nationalist agenda..as he does today….

      so white folks have to stand w/blk and brown folks…and declare that this white nationalist agenda…is not our Agenda…that this is NOT who we choose to be…as Pres Carter says….we get to choose who we want to be…

  11. 25 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I think the networks should run this free as a public service, frankly. It’s the least they could do

  12. 26 marleysperson
    July 21, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    But birther Melania is fine

  13. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Too tired to play the video, but maybe tomorrow! Sweet dreams, TODville!

  14. July 22, 2019 at 12:40 am

  15. July 22, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Well, hallelujah

  16. July 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

    No one to call.
    Highest sexual assault in the USA. Over 70 Alaska communities have zero police protection.
    One in 3 Alaska villages have no local police (also no fire protection, first responder = years of budget cuts.)
    “No state troopers to stop an active shooter, no village police officers to break up family fights, not even untrained city or tribal cops to patrol the streets. Almost all of the communities are primarily Alaska Native.”

    • July 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

      GOP Governor Dunleavy: “was part of a Republican majority in the state senate that consistently rejected new revenue measures such as an income tax.”
      Dunleavy is for starving the Treasury in order to do away with critical government services across Alaska. And doubling down by raising the PFD ($3,000) giveaway to residents. Residents are protesting: “Alaska doesn’t need billionaire Koch Corporate Carpetbaggers.”

    • July 22, 2019 at 9:39 am

      “They are looking at options that would consolidate, privatize or shrink services in the university, health-care and ferry systems, rather than eliminate them after this round of budget cuts.”
      –The only sector under Dunleavy’s protection is O & G.
      –KOCH OIL’s America for Prosperity is literally all over Alaska communities right now.
      –imo what we have here is a test run for a straight up Libertarian regime.

  17. July 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

    If you followed the twists and turns of negotiations for the Iran Deal, you’ll recognize this man.

  18. 35 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Morning everyone

  19. 36 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 10:32 am


  20. 37 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 10:41 am


  21. 39 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Another fierce woman running for Congress to unseat a Republican

  22. July 22, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Pls do not adjust your sets:
    Trump “has appointed former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to the Board of Trustees of the élite Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Smithsonian Institution”. (urbanmilwaukee.com)
    The center (https://www.wilsoncenter.org/about-the-wilson-center) is a think tank: “a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world.”

    • July 22, 2019 at 10:50 am

      Scott Walker is no bright bulb but he has been immensely malleable for the KOCH brothers. When they first recruited him he’d just dropped out of Marquette University. They funded and finagled him into governor of Wisconsin on a mission to destroy. Trump famously said: “Wisconsin’s doing terribly… it’s in turmoil, the roads are a disaster….the schools are a disaster, and they’re fighting like crazy because there’s no money for the schools…”
      –As governor, Walker did his best to bring down one of the finest research Universities in the world.

    • July 22, 2019 at 10:50 am

      As part of the Woodrow Center, Scott Walker once again would be a wolf in the henhouse:
      anti-research, anti-university, anti-knowledge, anti-science. Another example of Trump choosing insiders tasked with the job of bringing honored institutions (and our U.S. government) down: The very patriotic Bannon/GOP/Putin dream.

  23. 43 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 11:39 am

  24. 44 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

  25. July 22, 2019 at 11:47 am

    “George Takei opens up about his childhood in Japanese American internment camps and Donald Trump.”
    In a remarkable interview: “The Japanese Americans did get a formal apology, President Ronald Reagan did officially and on behalf of the U.S. government apologize for it. He did sign the Civil Liberties Act, which paid a token redress of $20,000. And it is relevant to the larger story of the African American heritage as well as what’s going on at our southern border… In our case, we were children intact with our families, our parents.
    But, in this case, it is really tinged with evil because not only are they separated, but torn away from their parents. But rather than being kept where they were torn away so that they can be reunited, they are randomly scattered in outlying areas like Minnesota or Wisconsin or New Jersey. And when they’re ordered by the courts to be brought together, they can’t do that…”

  26. 46 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Right or not, I think a lot of people feel this way

  27. 47 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Not a minute too soon

  28. 48 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

  29. 49 ggail44
    July 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family.
    Today is our wonderful public school Teacher Betsy’s BIRTHDAY💐🎂🥂❤️

  30. 56 jer44
    July 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    House Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Brenda Lawrence speak at NAACP “Woman to Woman Conversation” event – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-09

  31. 58 jer44
    July 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    View this post on Instagram

    He listened.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    • July 22, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Should we have expected this racist backlash because America elected a Black President…should we expect that those same forces will fight tooth and nail…that they will fight with all the tools in their arsenal to keep America from moving forward>>>>>>…to being what America has the promise of being ….
      to make those words in the constitution…especially all of its Amendments…REAL…it is the amendments which strive to make a more perfect union..

      We will have to fight just as hard to Bend that arc towards Justice…to make America a more perfect union….

  32. 60 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Happy Birthday, Betsy!!🌸🎉💕

  33. 62 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Happy Birthday, Betsy!!🌸🎉💕

  34. 63 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Of course

  35. 64 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    He’s very dangerous

    • July 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      are we that jaded to him…that we have no reaction to a president who talks about genocide…as if it was NOTHING…he has a disregard for Human Life,take a look at the border….His Statement should make every broadcast news NOT as a story…but as an ALARM..but it won’t..

      genocide…is not beyond these folks…

  36. July 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy greetingssssssss…Wishing you the best of everything…Betsy….((huggs))

  37. 69 jer44
    July 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    ‏@ABC News 12 minutes ago

    Trump claims he could win Afghan war “in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.”
    “I have plans on Afghanistan, that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth…I don’t want to go that route.” http://abcn.ws/2hFejwL

  38. July 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    On stage this weekend with D-Day veterans Gautier and Shay, 16 year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg describes “the link between climate and ecological emergency and mass migration, famine, and war”.”
    Her response to speech by Charles Normal Shay, Native American D-Day veteran, she said:
    “These are the most powerful words on the climate and ecological emergency I’ve ever heard.”
    Video here: (https://www.salon.com/2019/07/22/climatestrike-founder-greta-thunberg-native-american-d-day-vet-time-to-save-civilization/)

  39. 73 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Hello, Good Afternoon Beloved TODbots.
    Thank you, NW.
    Thank you, TOB Twitter Brigades.
    Happy Monday🤷‍♀️😍🤷‍♀️💙💜💗💚🙏

  40. 74 mtmarilyn
    July 22, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Happy happy Birthday, Betsy! Sure hope you have a very special day.

  41. 81 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Finally, an Independent report on AL Franken’s “sexual” accused story. Many of Us who believed in Mr. Franken were right.

  42. 83 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

  43. 84 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 3:57 pm

  44. 85 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    From MaddowBlog:

    The RNC outraised the DNC in June, $20.7 million to $8.5 million, and as Politico noted, that’s not the only bad news for Democrats: in the latest FEC report “The DNC also spent almost as much money as it raised — $7.5 million — during that time and finished the month with $9.3 million cash on hand. Meanwhile, the RNC is building a large war chest during the lead-up to 2020 and had $43.5 million cash on hand at the end of the month.”

    • 86 carla4obama
      July 22, 2019 at 5:48 pm

      I’m donating to three different Dem candidates at present. I think alot of people are doing what I’m doing. I will donate to the DNC when I feel they are doing their job. If Congress starts to hold impeachment hearings after Muller’s testimony and the DNC asks for money….then they will get a green light from me. Waiting for moral leadership to blast out. Been waiting for a long time.

      • July 23, 2019 at 6:34 am

        I understand carla. But i started giving to the dnc. They have been working and organizing on the ground helping other groups. I want to lend a hand to that . 3 groups have my attention now
        ACLU and the NAACP Legal defense fund and the DNC. The struggle continues.

  45. 88 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    From MaddowBlog:

    The RNC outraised the DNC in June, $20.7 million to $8.5 million, and as Politico noted, that’s not the only bad news for Democrats: in the latest FEC report “The DNC also spent almost as much money as it raised — $7.5 million — during that time and finished the month with $9.3 million cash on hand. Meanwhile, the RNC is building a large war chest during the lead-up to 2020 and had $43.5 million cash on hand at the end of the month.”

  46. 91 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 4:53 pm

  47. 92 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 4:56 pm


  48. 93 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

  49. July 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    TOMORROW, we have some FLOTUS!!

  50. 97 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 5:04 pm


  51. 98 jer44
    July 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm

  52. 99 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm

  53. 100 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm

  54. 103 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 6:59 pm

  55. 104 nena20409
    July 22, 2019 at 7:02 pm

  56. July 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    My Congresswoman…Madeline Dean

  57. July 22, 2019 at 7:52 pm

  58. July 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm

  59. 111 jer44
    July 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    NOW: Beto O’Rourke attends Bands With Beto event in New York – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-3

  60. 112 Don
    July 22, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I had to go get a CT scan today for the crohn’s surgery l had two months ago, all is well. I had to drink three bottles of contrast dye so the doctors could get a good look at what’s going on. I couldn’t eat anything 24 hours before the procedure. If I didn’t have insurance I’d be up a certain creek, the price of some of these procedures is outrageous. And these f’ers want to get rid of Obamacare. To hell with each and every last one of them.

    • July 22, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Glad you are well and have good insurance to be able to get the care you need and deserve. I don’t know how this country can continue to deny the fact that Americans are struggling to keep up with these very high costs. It’s unconscionable.

      • 114 Don
        July 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm

        Even with insurance people still struggle. We can fight over taxes and the economy, but it is unconscionable that we are fight over healthcare.

    • July 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Glad all is well Don…

    • 118 marleysperson
      July 23, 2019 at 12:04 am

      (((Don))) Hope all is alright…thanks for letting us know. You’re absolutely right about the healthcare . We are nothing w/o our health. Why is this up for debate?

  61. July 22, 2019 at 8:57 pm


  62. July 22, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    My disgust runneth over ….

    Political calculus instead of enforcing the law is why 2016 happened, and much much more bad stuff before 2016.

    Yes, it’s now plainly obvious how the Holocaust and all of Hitler’s other atrocities happened.

  63. 126 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Stephen Miller’s uncle will be on RM coming nexts geez that man is evil

  64. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    July 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    When you google “still going strong,” you’ll find Jimmy’s image!

  65. 129 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 10:54 pm

  66. 130 marleysperson
    July 22, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    So sick to death of these people

  67. 131 mtmarilyn
    July 23, 2019 at 12:45 am

    My son and I saw The Lion King. I agree with everything Nerdy Wonka said. It is such a beautiful film. I can’t wait to buy it to watch it again.

  68. July 23, 2019 at 6:12 am

    We have lost the old “obamadiary”. It is sad to say. All the history of our journey with President Obama and his historic presidency Is no more. I know that there is a digital archive, but this place was ours, it was special. I did not realize how much it meant to me. The folks who came here to share. It became like family our way of touching PresOBama but it also galvanized us to be involved in any way that we could. I am glad to have been part of the TODers that met in DC. I wish we could have submitted the diary to the Obama foundation. How glorious would that have been.

    • 133 jacquelineoboomer
      July 23, 2019 at 6:24 am

      I didn’t know it was announced that we’d lost it? You mean what’s visible now?

      Just curious! I know as long as Nerdy’s here, I’m here with all of you wonderful Obama people! And good early morning to all.

      • July 23, 2019 at 6:37 am

        The old website is gone. I tried clicking the link of the photos it says that it can’t be found

      • July 23, 2019 at 6:40 am

        Ohhhhhhh wait. I was wronggggggg. I clicked on the calendar to an earlier time 2012. And I was able to access the old diary. I am sooooooo happy to be wronggg. 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃🤗😏

        • 136 tnmtngirl1
          July 23, 2019 at 7:25 am

          Good morning. Shelia, I, too, am soooooooo glad you are wrong! We used to talk about TOD being given to the Obama Foundation. Still think that needs to happen. NW, can you do anything about that? If Chips won’t handle that part, would she give you the okay to do it?? TOD should definitely be there!!!!!!

        • 137 jacquelineoboomer
          July 23, 2019 at 7:43 am

          Celebrate all victories!!!! ❤

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