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Yes We Did

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The result is an intimate look at President Obama’s two terms, what it felt like to be a black man photographing the first black president of the United States and the ways, Jackson says, that the former president and first lady maintained their authenticity both on and off camera. “Lawrence has a talent for capturing the big scene, the iconic images that will help explain our times for future generations,” the president writes. “But he also has a unique gift for capturing those quieter moments—the margins of a big event, the pauses in a busy day, some stolen times with Michelle and our girls.”

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115 Responses to “Yes We Did”


  1. 1 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Good morning everyone 🙂 Why did we not hear about this talented photographer before? Thank you for sharing, Nerdy.❤️

    • 2 Don
      November 10, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Morning….. I was thinking the same thing.

    • 3 Betsy
      November 10, 2019 at 9:20 am

      Good morning Marleysperson, good morning Nerdy. Congrats on first marley. I hope you all have a wonderful day. I’m so glad for tomorrow being a day to celebrate veterans and selfishly glad to have a day off. I’m teaching the Constitution now, and all my students want to talk about is impeachment. I’ve put them off saying that we have to get through some basic concepts first, like Federalism and the Separation of Powers, but they’re not interested, naturally. Sigh. It should be a fun week as we start the Legislative Branch first where impeachment is first mentioned. Pray for me. Have lots of Trump supporting boys who don’t have a clue. They see him as tough and strong and support his racism, I’m afraid, although they don’t talk about that openly, I’ve heard them mutter things. Trump has hurt so many young teens for a generation.

      • 4 marleysperson
        November 10, 2019 at 10:08 am

        Feel that! I have often thought about young boys ideas of what a strong, confident man looks like. Mostly, they are nothing like what I see as a strong, confident man. You have the ability to make them think harder, and use the facts set forth in the Constitution as your guide, as you navigate this impeachment inquiry with them in real time. I would embrace this challenge and know that if they are listening and understanding our democracy in real time, then notions that they have thought to be true may fall away. They may be angry and confused, but hopefully, in time, they will understand that this inquiry is happening because this behavior is precisely what the Founders had in mind.
        Please let us know how this goes.
        We live in interesting times. Keep them focused on facts, not opinion.💕

    • 9 Dudette
      November 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Thank you Nerdy! I had no idea!

  2. 10 pkayden
    November 10, 2019 at 9:18 am

    • 11 Don
      November 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

      And yet they continue to overwhelmingly vote against their own best interest, economic anxiety and whatnot.

      • November 11, 2019 at 10:45 am

        What they continue to vote FOR is….. White Suprmacy…white privilege…racism…these are their belief systems…this is why they vote to destroy their own health care…school systems…etc…

  3. 13 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Goooood Morning!

  4. 18 nena20409
    November 10, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Good Sunday Morning from MN, it’s really cold today.
    Thank you, beloved NW👒💁‍♀️🤗😍
    Hello, TODville Community 🎩👒💁‍♀️🤗😍💙💚💓💜❤🎶🎶🎶

  5. 21 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

    And this is precisely why all those with a microphone needs to call it what it REALLY IS! Bribery and extortion!! No one fucking knows about a Latin phase that doesn’t capture the entirety of his many crimes! Even morons know what bribery and extortion mean! Use the words’

    • 22 marleysperson
      November 10, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Sorry,this

      • November 10, 2019 at 11:42 am

        Nope. Thornberry thinks he’s fooling someone?
        1) Cannot run an extortion racket from the WH.
        2) Asking a foreign country to interfere in U.S. elections is impeachable all by itself.
        3) U.S. National Security: Trump illicitly withheld military aid intended for occupied Ukraine to defend against Russian aggression and expansion. Which is in the interests of U.S. National Security.

      • November 10, 2019 at 11:44 am

        Trump supports Putin, not us, not NATO.
        Republicans have been dashing over to Russia making deals for the last several years. e.g. Senator Daines and posse. So if Trump goes to Russia for May Day event…can it get any worse? What private business deals will they make? How far back does their relationship go? (Answer: the 1980’s.)

  6. 27 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 10:24 am

  7. 29 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 10:25 am

    IMO… she doesn’t stand for ANY of his lying BS.

  8. 30 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Senator Harris on AM Joy today!

  9. 31 jer44
    November 10, 2019 at 10:40 am

    • 32 jer44
      November 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

  10. 33 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 10:44 am

    That’s a lot of smackeroonies!

  11. 34 jer44
    November 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

  12. 37 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 10:52 am

    FFS… with ‘friends’ like this 🙂

  13. November 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Yes We Did is going to be on my Christmas wishlist for sure!

  14. 41 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

  15. 43 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    😍

  16. 44 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    • November 11, 2019 at 11:07 am

      This is their Twitter byline

      We are the Nation’s first line of defense. We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go.

  17. 47 jer44
    November 10, 2019 at 12:43 pm

  18. 48 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

  19. 49 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Thread

    • 50 marleysperson
      November 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      From this thread:

  20. 51 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

  21. 52 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 1:27 pm

  22. November 10, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD! Yes We Did is a MUST add for your library. Received my copy on Friday, and after flipping through just a few pages, ordered five more as Christmas gifts. More wonderful than the pictures is the magnificent writing. The backstories accompanying the pictures bring you into the room; make you feel as if you were there…

  23. 55 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm

  24. 56 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    They just continue to outdo themselves in fuckery.

  25. 57 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Happy World Science Day (for Peace and Development)

  26. 58 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:05 pm

  27. 59 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm

  28. 60 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

  29. 61 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

  30. 62 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

  31. 63 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:15 pm

  32. 64 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:20 pm

  33. 65 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I swear I thought this was a joke at first. It’s not. So damned infuriating!

    • November 10, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      BART is our Bay Area subway system. There’s a rule that you can’t eat on BART trains, although I’ve never seen it enforced. HOWEVER, this guy was eating on the platform area, which is not really part of the stated rule, especially since it’s an outdoor station. I’ve seen guys eat entire chicken dinners on a BART train with ZERO consequences so this is so entirely infuriating and complete BS.

    • 68 pkayden
      November 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      He should sue the officer and the law should be changed to allow passengers to eat food they buy from the kiosk in the station. Ridiculous!

  34. 69 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

  35. 73 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

  36. 74 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    • 75 pkayden
      November 10, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      They want an active government which enacts laws and policies to help the working and middle class. Not just laws to help the wealthy like Trump’s tax cuts.

  37. 76 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:24 pm

  38. 77 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    She didn’t even know his name but she felt entitled to interrupt this moment to get her damned photo. I’m glad they ignored her.
    I might not have been able to control my rage.

  39. 79 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

  40. November 10, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    AHEM

  41. 81 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:39 pm

  42. 82 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:40 pm

  43. 83 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:41 pm

  44. 84 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:42 pm

  45. November 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    AND THERE IT IS:

  46. 87 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:46 pm

  47. 88 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Thread. These criminals are a few bricks shy of a full load

  48. 89 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Yup.

  49. 94 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    😍😍😍

  50. 95 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm

  51. 96 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 4:01 pm

  52. 98 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Share

  53. 99 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    FOR EATING A FUCKING SANDWICH!!!

  54. 101 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm

  55. 102 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Dammit!

  56. 104 nena20409
    November 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm

  57. 105 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    👀👀

  58. 106 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  59. 107 nena20409
    November 10, 2019 at 6:18 pm

  60. 108 Dudette
    November 10, 2019 at 6:20 pm

  61. 109 pkayden
    November 10, 2019 at 6:22 pm

  62. 110 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm

  63. 111 nena20409
    November 10, 2019 at 6:36 pm

  64. 112 marleysperson
    November 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm


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