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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Oh no. Kamala Harris is apparently dropping out. I thought she was doing GREAT. Hope it’s not true.

    • 2 sjterrid
      December 3, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Hopefully whoever gets the nomination will pick her to be VP, if that’s the case. I think she would be great.

      Greetings, TOD! Hope all is well.
      Thank you, Nerdy!

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      I’d like to hear what Sen. Harris says is the reason she decided to drop out, before the whole country gets in on the speculation. #Respect

      • 10 Obama Grandmama
        December 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm

        When I heard that Kamala was dropping out this morning I felt really sad as I was becoming more sure everyday that I wanted her for President. However, my first instinct way back at the beginning was that I thought Biden could best help us with foreign affairs with the respect and experience he had to try to gain back world respect. My thoughts at that time was Kamala would be a great VP. She could gain more experience in the four years with Biden stepping up to be President in the second four years. So it could not happen if she were still running. Maybe this was needed for the next part to happen. She can concentrate on nailing Trump on the Senate Judiciary Committee now.

    • December 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Sorry to see her go as well. She is wonderful and would make a great VP AG or President.

  2. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you for this cheerful and inspiring post, Nerdy!

  3. December 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm

  4. 19 mtmarilyn
    December 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    I am so angry that Kamala is dropping out.

  5. 20 marleysperson
    December 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Kamala is dropping out!!!!!Nooooooooooo!!!

  6. 22 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Good Afternoon, TODville Community.
    I don’t blame Senator Harris. She’s exiting the 2020 presidential race on her terms.
    I salute her. I appreciate her. I wish her the best as the Impeachment continues.

  7. 25 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats, JO’B on your Furst Au ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Thank you, NW for a new Post.

  8. 27 todjey
    December 3, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    So sorry to hear Sen.Harris is dropping out.

  9. 28 ggail44
    December 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I hope Kamala throws her support behind Joe. I see her as a great VP or Attorney General.

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      I just dropped that same idea here! She would be, in both cases. Or she’ll perhaps wait to run in the next election.

  10. 30 Don
    December 3, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    It would be wise for the remaining Democrats in the race to be very careful how they speak about Senator Harris going forward. And they should think hard and long about who they are going to choose as a running mate for the eventual nominee.

    • 31 mtmarilyn
      December 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      I so agree. I am so mad right now.

    • 32 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Agree, Don. And I hope Senator Harris also keeps a low profile to see where it all goes, in case she’s picked for VP. Don’t want any of our candidates having to walk back too much said in the moment. (Of course, she’ll be in the Senate at the impeachment hearing, soon, where I hope to see her take down anybody who needs taking down.)

      • 33 Don
        December 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm

        Joe and Kamala is something I can get behind, I’m not sure about her for Attorney General or a Cabinet post. I just don’t think those positions are a good use of her immense talents.

        • 34 Don
          December 3, 2019 at 2:46 pm

          Even though I ragged on Joe sometimes, I’d vote for him for President in a heartbeat and sleep soundly with my decision. But Warren and Boot-leg both rub me the wrong way.

          • 35 vcprezofan2
            December 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm

            Warren, Buttigieg, and Sanders definitely rub *me* the wrong way!

            Sigh, why does the US campaigning/election process have to be so long and unending, not to mention repetitive?. It seems there is never a long enough restful break in between for the parties to actually WORK together. As soon as one election is done, campaigning for another starts. How can fences ever be (partially) mended before the next battle starts?

        • 36 jacquelineoboomer
          December 3, 2019 at 8:17 pm

          I still have a feeling it’s going to happen, and I’d get behind it, too! Fingers crossed.

    • December 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      VP is not a consolation Prize

      • 38 ggail44
        December 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm

        Joe Biden and Hillary used the positions that Barack appointed them to and gained knowledge and skills needed for a presidential candidate. Kamala could hone her skills the say way.

    • 39 pkayden
      December 3, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      Conservatives are praising Tulsi for getting Senator Harris to drop out. Why is Tulsi still running? She’s awful.

  11. 40 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    • 41 nena20409
      December 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

  12. 42 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    The Witch has caught the Hunter…Duncan, that is.

  13. 46 Don
    December 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I am BURNING about Kamala.

    • 48 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Hang in there, Don. There could still be good stuff happening in the near future relating to her. But, I agree, sometimes the process is infuriating. Been there already.

      • 49 Don
        December 3, 2019 at 2:43 pm

        The ultimate goal is to vote Trump out of office.

        • December 3, 2019 at 4:08 pm

          whyyyyyy..is it that blk folks are supposed to be so pragmatic…the grown folks in the room…now we have an all white debate stage…..that does not sit well with me…nope not at all

          • 51 Don
            December 3, 2019 at 4:26 pm

            I just had this “debate” with someone, we’ve survived over four hundred years of a system that was not designed or built for us. In fact, a system that was designed and built in some respects against us. So the “Trump” card won’t work in getting us to the polls nor will it instill any fear of four more years of Trump. But what will get us out to vote is voting for someone that looks like us, and a sense that our votes matter. To be more blunt, now with Kamala out of the race. The remaining Democrats don’t have to pretend to give a fuck about the Black agenda. I can say that because I’ve got all the receipts, to this goddamn day the Democrats only seem to give a fuck about one demographic. And that is the White Working Class vote, even after the WWC has shown time and time again that they aren’t really interested in anything the Democrats have to say. The Dems still rush towards them like they are the only demographic that matters. So yes, I’m boiling that Kamala had to drop out. Because frankly, I don’t see Warren or Boot-leg or some of the remaining candidates giving a fuck about the Black vote or the Black agenda.

            • 52 Don
              December 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm

              And the next Debate when you won’t see a Black Face on the stage, will be striking. So basically the 8 years of Obama didn’t change the mindset of America one iota. This the reality of America that most Black people see.

            • 54 Don
              December 3, 2019 at 4:35 pm

              And now Boot-leg or Bernie or Warren might be handed the nomination on a silver platter even though either of them has done any work in the Black community. This is the infuriating part, you don’t have to step on foot in our community, but you can get handed the presidency. I know I’m going on and on but I’m feeling a certain kind of way today.

              • 57 Don
                December 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

                You can be stupid and a cheat and a fucking pervert and be president……If you’re White. But if you’re Black you have to be at or near the top of your class at one of the more prestigious universities in the world. You damn near have to walk on water and turn around and turn it into wine. America would never elect a Black person for President that had three wives and a shitload of bankruptcies and that had screwed a porn star or two. Black people aren’t allowed to fail upwards, they always have to be the best and the brightest to earn anything. To some, Kamala dropping out is ho-hum, but to us it is painful. And it takes us to a time before Barack got elected President. That is where we are at right now.

              • 58 ggail44
                December 3, 2019 at 5:18 pm

                Then Don, it is up to you and us to make sure that the best of the white candidate gets into the WH. Let’s survive in REALITY. And then keep building the ARC. If Barack was running again, I would be on top of a flagpole shouting for votes for him…but it is what it is.

                TRUMP has GOT. TO. GO. dammit!

                • 59 Don
                  December 3, 2019 at 5:28 pm

                  Make no mistake about it, I’m going to vote for the Democratic nominee, to do otherwise would be foolish and counter productive. BUT, that does not negate all the bullshit and racism that the Black and the Brown have to go through even within the Democratic Party when it comes to voting or running for office.

          • 60 Betsy
            December 3, 2019 at 9:48 pm

            Me either and I AM PISSED. I hope Castro and Booker make the debate stage at least.

        • 61 jacquelineoboomer
          December 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm

          Eye on the prize. I still cringe every time I think of that.

      • December 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm

        Kamala exercising her freedom to act, do what feels right.

    • 63 purpleshoesla
      December 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      I’m at defcon level 10 of RAGE

    • December 3, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      I AM BESIDE MYSELF WITH IMMENSE ANGER, SADNESS, GRIEF. She is too good for this kind of thing to happen while the other mediocre do nothings fill the stage.

      UGH
      UGH
      UGH

      I AM FURIOUS, SICKENED.

      • 67 Betsy
        December 3, 2019 at 9:51 pm

        I hear you Meta; feel the same way and also totally depressed.

      • December 3, 2019 at 10:46 pm

        Are we sure Kamala is out? Could she not join back in at a later date? Maybe this is a strategic move – waiting for the herd to thin. We can hope. I was so looking forward to her debating Trump! I’m not really enthused about any of the remaining candidates…

  14. 69 ggail44
    December 3, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Look, we had the Unicorn in Barack and he didn’t disappoint, but, if white America won’t vote for a White Women for president, I didn’t see a black woman having a ghost of a chance, especially one who is not as strong campaign wise as Barack was. Kamala is my girl, but, not for president – yet.

    I want someone NOW who will kick trump the HELL out of the WH! And America, that is Joe Biden.

  15. 73 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 3:51 pm

  16. 74 jer44
    December 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    • 75 Don
      December 3, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      What Rudy’s phone call records? I didn’t know they were out there, I mean I know he makes phone calls. But I didn’t know that they were recorded.

  17. 76 Dudette
    December 3, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I can’t even…

  18. 77 marleysperson
    December 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    He’s not the yahoo shitforbrains that he appears to be

  19. 78 marleysperson
    December 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    He’s not the yahoo shitforbrains that he appears to be

  20. December 3, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Kamala is a cop but now everybody wants her to be AG? GMAFB.

  21. 81 ggail44
    December 3, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    My people, please be cautious with voicing your disappointment that no person of color is in the race. We have people who can’t discern that while you are not happy, that you will not sit out the dance. You know how we do. This election is TOO DAMN IMPORTANT to sit out. Your word on twitter, FB, in your community will carry a lot of weight.

  22. 82 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 7:18 pm

  23. 83 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 7:22 pm

  24. 84 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm

  25. 85 pkayden
    December 3, 2019 at 7:36 pm

  26. 86 pkayden
    December 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm

  27. 87 marleysperson
    December 3, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    This is so fucking fucked up

  28. 89 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 7:59 pm

  29. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2019 at 8:14 pm

  30. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2019 at 8:19 pm

  31. December 3, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    The thing about Kamala is she is always in her groove. And we will always be right there with her.

  32. December 3, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Senator Harris is now well on her way to LEGEND status ….

  33. 96 Hillary Darton
    December 3, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    From the beginning I had always like Biden/Harris 2020 with Biden being a one term and VP Harris running 2024.

    • 97 Obama Grandmama
      December 3, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      When I heard that Kamala was dropping out this morning I felt really sad as I was becoming more sure everyday that I wanted her for President. However, my first instinct way back at the beginning was that I thought Biden could best help us with foreign affairs with the respect and experience he had to try to gain back world respect. My thoughts at that time was Kamala would be a great VP. She could gain more experience in the four years with Biden stepping up to be President in the second four years. So it could not happen if she were still running. Maybe this was needed for the next part to happen. She can concentrate on nailing Trump on the Senate Judiciary Committee now.

      • 98 cwaterma
        December 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm

        It is going to take a lot of work and considerable time to rebuild the trust and respect of our allies. He and his administration have been a wrecking crew. Frankly, I don’t see anyone on that stage who can recoup our international standing except Joe Biden and who he selects to be vp and appoints as Sec of State. This has concerned me since 2017. All the others would need to play catch up and have at least year of ojt. He knows where to start.
        I can’t wait to see Senator Harris questioning in the Senate trial! Trump’s people won’t know what hit them.

  34. 99 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 8:44 pm

  35. 100 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 9:38 pm

  36. 102 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 9:49 pm

  37. 103 pkayden
    December 3, 2019 at 9:50 pm

  38. 104 nena20409
    December 3, 2019 at 9:50 pm

  39. December 3, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Hello, fam. Been out of pocket most of the day, was surprised to turn on my phone and find that Kamala has suspended her campaign. This just doesn’t feel/smell right. She already qualified for the December debate; her November fundraising exceeded the goal by 12%; she’s been racking up endorsements from heavy hitting groups, organizations and individuals; and the tag team hit pieces from NYTimes and WaPo resulted in other publications taking a deeper dive in scrutinizing the way she was being cover vs the way others were being covered.

    Something just doesn’t smell right.

    When she to the stage in November, she had already qualified for December. The December debate is in LA — her home state.

    Something just doesn’t smell right.

  40. December 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Please excuse me if answer to my question has already been posted by our fab TOD Fam. Who’s the one lawyer for GOP in tomorrow’s Judiciary Committee hearings? There are 3 from Dems & 1 GOP. Why are my spideys thinking Turley is the GOP one? Could be totally off base. 😇

  41. 109 No Child Left Behind
    December 3, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    While I deplore Harris’s exit, a bit early and sudden, I am 100% preoccupied with one thing and one thing only: I will fall in line with whomever can dethrone that dictator. I will vote wholeheartedly even for Bloomberg (who endorsed President Obama twice over his party) so long as he billions can help oust the sick child in DC.

    • 110 No Child Left Behind
      December 3, 2019 at 10:35 pm

      I hope I don’t have to vote for the Senior Senator from Vermont nor the one from Hawaii. But I will do it if that is what it takes to get the Orange Mistake out!

  42. December 4, 2019 at 1:44 am

    The diversity of Kamala’s supporters was reminiscent of the Obama campaigns, especially ’08. Drew posted a really eloquent tribute to her #KHive

  43. December 4, 2019 at 5:58 am

    This tickled my 😂. Nancy Smashing is going to light the National Xmas tree tonight! 💃💃💖

  44. 115 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Morning everyone. She’s just saying this NOW?? He’s mentally ill and is a danger to our country. Remove him now!

  45. 116 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Please god. My dream ticket after this nightmare . Thread

  46. 121 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 8:19 am

  47. 122 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 8:45 am

    He’s not too smart. Treason weasel.

    • December 4, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Devin is a fool. Will be interesting to see whether CNN goes for immediate dismissal; or really fuck with/over old Devin by defending them self and start litigation with discovery. Think of all that would expose…

      Hopefully, as Dems will now control Virginia government, they will tighten up their SLAPP law.

  48. 124 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Excellent! Share

  49. 125 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Interesting but not surprising

  50. 126 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Exactly! And America, make note of who does this, because they can not be trusted to work in good faith for the American people. Vote them out and hold them all accountable.

  51. 127 jer44
    December 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

  52. 128 jer44
    December 4, 2019 at 10:02 am

  53. 129 jer44
    December 4, 2019 at 10:04 am

  54. 133 Don
    December 4, 2019 at 10:57 am

    These hearings are so interesting from a history standpoint.

  55. December 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Our choice:
    4 ways to understand the Impeachment Report:
    a) 300-page impeachment report.
    b) 22-page executive summary.
    c) 4-page preface.
    d) 78 words in the Headings:
    As follows:
    The President’s Request for a Political Favor
    The President Removed Anti-Corruption Champion Ambassador Yovanovitch
    The President’s Hand-Picked Agents Began the Scheme
    The President Froze Vital Military Assistance
    The President Conditioned a White House Meeting on Investigations
    The President Pressed President Zelensky to do a Political Favor
    The President’s Representative Ratcheted up Pressure on the Ukrainian President
    The President’s Security Assistance Hold Becomes Public
    The Presidents’s Scheme Unraveled
    The President’s Chief of Staff Confirmed Aid was Conditioned on Investigations
    (per the RM show.)

  56. December 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Hakeem Jeffries, to RM:
    “At the hearing tomorrow before the House Judiciary Committee,
    you can expect that we will explore concerns that the Framers of the Constitution had as it relates to potential aberrant presidential behavior. What we’re going to see is that the Framers of the Constitution had 3 particular concerns a) abuse of power, b) betrayal of the Constituion for personal gain and c) corruption of the election process. President Donald Trump’s conduct has managed to implicate the impeachment trifecta. He has actually engaged in behaviors across the board that the Framers of the Constitution would have found abhorrent…”
    –the video seems to be cut off here..

  57. 139 Don
    December 4, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Looks like Jonathan Turley is going all in with the GOP’s insanity.

  58. December 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

  59. December 4, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    • 146 Don
      December 4, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Turley is going to come off looking like a pompous fool agreeing with everything the Republicans throw out. Deep down inside it kills him to have to basically grovel at the feet of these fools.

  60. 147 marleysperson
    December 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm

  61. 148 nena20409
    December 4, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Good Morning, Good Day, Good Afternoon beloved TODbots👒💁‍♀️🎩💙💜💪💜💙

  62. 149 Obama Grandmama
    December 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Listening to Turley right now remembering hating hearing him on tv criticizing almost everything PBO did. He always tried to make himself not appear partisan. “Fast and Furious” was started by GW not Obama.

  63. 153 Obama Grandmama
    December 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    The GOP Counsel is just doing Trump’s wishes in muddying up Biden in this format instead of by using Ukraine.

  64. 154 Obama Grandmama
    December 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Soooo…. what would the GOP and Turley say is worthy of impeachment? Yah Clinton lied about his moral failings. However, Trump lies consistently about everything to everyone. Want to talk about sexual indiscretions? Trump trumps Clinton there too.

  65. 155 nena20409
    December 4, 2019 at 1:31 pm

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  67. 158 nena20409
    December 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm


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