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Always Fighting For The People


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  1. June 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    -thanks so much Nerdy Wonka….and thanks Dudette for the beautiful photos.

  2. June 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Sybrina Fulton:
    Trayvon Martin’s Mom is running for County Commissioner in Miami Dade County.
    After working for Miami Dade County for over 20 years, as a long time resident who has gone through all of her school and college years there, that is where her passion to serve resides.
    Ms. Fulton grieves for Trayvon, sometimes takes time out and “gets quiet”.
    Speaking to Chris Hayes, she says talking about the police killing of Ahmaud Arbery was hard because,
    “Trayvon was minding his own business as well and he was walking through a neighborhood”. She is thankful that people can see the truth of police killings in the Black community, and that video has picked up the momentum. Because once you “see a man being killed by the police right in front of your face, and once you see that, you can’t take it back. It tugs at your heart. It tugs at your mind.”

    • June 14, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Hayes asks Ms. Fulton about the call to defund the police in response to police abuse.
      SYBRINA FULTON:
      “We cannot have police with the authority to just kill somebody and take somebody’s life, and so nonchalantly, as if his life didn’t have value. And we need to value everybody’s life. But I think that before you defund the police departments, we need to look at other areas that might be able to help the police department do what they need to do. Like social services. Like Parks and Rec. that get our young people off the street. And then also you need to make sure the police have the proper training, you need to make sure that they understand that you can say something, you can speak out if something is not going right. But we have to know right from wrong, even police officers. So now we’re coming to an end where we have to determine who is policing the police? And so we gotta make sure that that’s in place. Before we move forward with anything, we have to make sure that that’s in place. If they need counseling, then we need to get them counseling. If they have drug or alcohol problems we need to address those issues. And then we need to make sure that they have some type of sensitivity training, because we cannot have a life being taken as if it has no value. Every life has a value.”

  3. June 14, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy.

    President Obama has always tried to educate. His skill as a teacher, a mentor is unsurpassed by any President, ever.

  4. June 14, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Best Trump Birthday song I’ve seen, ever.

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    • June 14, 2020 at 6:16 pm

      These are all white folk ….

  10. 14 Hillary Darton
    June 14, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    I ran across a comment where one of the Trumpster call President Obama a ‘monkey’, and I ask the question if Obama is a monkey please tell me why is Trump so jealous of a monkey?

  11. 15 marleysperson
    June 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Please, God. I hope so.

  12. June 14, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    #ObamaDayJune14th Hope you are celebrating our forever President!

  13. 18 nena20409
    June 14, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Thank You, NW❤💜💙🙌
    Good Evening, TODbots❤💜💙🙌

  14. 19 marleysperson
    June 14, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Yes! I left mine a card and a gift card as thanks.

  15. 20 marleysperson
    June 14, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Someone should send this to stupid ass kissing Republican govs. Thread

  16. June 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

  17. 25 marleysperson
    June 14, 2020 at 8:06 pm

  18. 26 jer44
    June 14, 2020 at 8:19 pm

  19. 27 Dudette
    June 14, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    My aunt in Richmond just passed away. She sent a young boy in her neighborhood to pick up some snacks at the corner store. He found her unresponsive on her porch. Paramedics revived her but she didn’t make it. My Aunt Rose was the family rock. She was the youngest of my Mom’s siblings but she took care of everyone in the family and her neighborhood. She and my Mom are like two halves of the same soul. They talked 6–7 times a day. We are devastated. My Mom is in poor health but she’s insisting that she’s going to go and help with arrangements. I don’t know how this is gonna work.

    • 28 marleysperson
      June 14, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      Sweet girl… I am so sorry for this loss. For you and your entire family.. sometimes the plans aren’t understood. My heart aches for you and I wish you strength during this difficult time. Sending love and hugs❤️

    • 29 vcprezofan2
      June 14, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      {{{ D-ette & family}} ❤ ❤ ❤

    • 30 Don
      June 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Sorry for your lost, Dudette, may god look upon you and your family.

    • June 14, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Dudette, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to, and prayers for, you and your family. Wishing you safe travels to Richmond.

      • 32 tnmtngirl1
        June 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

        💙❤️💙❤️Dudette, This is heartbreaking news to read. I am so sorry for this huge loss to your family. 🙏🙏 for comfort, peace, strength and safe travels to VA.

    • June 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

      So Sorry ..So sorry…Blessings to you and your fam…esp to your mom

    • 34 sjterrid
      June 14, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, love and hugs to you and your family. ❤️🙏

    • June 14, 2020 at 9:42 pm

      My condolences to you and your family, Dudette. You’ll all make it through this, if you are anything like your Aunt. Blessings.

    • 36 COS
      June 14, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      So sorry to hear about your Aunt Dudette.

    • 37 jacquelineoboomer
      June 14, 2020 at 10:34 pm

      Oh Dudette. I am so sorry. Was also very close to my aunts, especially my Mother’s older sister. Sending much love to you and your family.

    • 38 todjey
      June 15, 2020 at 12:17 am

      Dudette, so very sorry for your loss. May your aunt rest in peace, and memories of happier times comfort your family and you in this very difficult time.

    • June 15, 2020 at 12:19 am

      Dudette, you and your Mom did not see this coming. Funerals are complicated now with covid. I remember you saying you live nearby so you can take better care of her….with love to you and your family,

    • 40 whenpamelawandered
      June 15, 2020 at 2:05 am

      {{{ 🌹}}} 🥀 {{{ Dudette 💞}}}

    • June 15, 2020 at 2:54 am

      So very sad, Dudette. You and your family will be in my prayers. Please take care of yourself as I know the stress of the loss of your Aunt is going to be very hard on you as you continue to win your battle with cancer.

    • June 15, 2020 at 4:23 am

      What a shocking loss for you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you as you grapple with it and do your very best to provide for the comfort of your mother. Aunties play such a special role in our lives. May she forever rest in peace.

    • June 15, 2020 at 7:26 am

      Dudette, am so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely. Please make sure your Mom has all precautions, I understand why she feels strongly about being there for your Aunt, her sis, her other heart. Bless! 💞

    • June 15, 2020 at 7:55 am

      Dudette, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Lifting up prayers for strength and that you will be comforted by the wonderful memories you have of your aunt.
      {{{{{Dudette}}}}}

    • 45 nena20409
      June 15, 2020 at 11:10 am

      My heart breaks for you, Mom and Family.
      My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

      🙏🕯🙏

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  22. June 14, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I love this pic…it is one of my favorites

  23. 54 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 9:44 pm

  24. 57 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 10:13 pm

  25. 58 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      June 14, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      And I can picture some of the younger cops saying something like “My kid has a black friend.”

  26. 60 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 10:21 pm

  27. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Catching up with CNN’s Mayors Who Matter town hall. They rock.

  28. 63 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 10:44 pm

  29. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Not that I’m sellin’ for Amazon, but they offer a postcard book dedicated to OUR President:

    “I Miss You, Barack Obama: 44 Postcards for All Occasions to Send to Anyone Who Misses the 44th President”

    Might get it! My friends and family wouldn’t be surprised if I slipped one inside all their future cards, no matter the occasion.

  30. 65 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 11:05 pm

  31. 66 pkayden
    June 14, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    • 68 marleysperson
      June 14, 2020 at 11:16 pm

      This is heartbreaking

    • June 15, 2020 at 12:35 am

      Native American communities (574 tribes) should have received $20 billion, but hey were promised $8 billion. After 40 days none of the cash had arrived. The WH knew how many people were dying in the Navajo Nation with the rate infections so high. Many communities have no water, polluted, without electricity and broadband, no tele help for school. Grossly underfunded and neglected while Trump bragged and lied about it. Trump’s now famous denial, inaction, and coverup has caused untold death numbers all across the country. He must be held to account. We cannot pretend on his behalf.

    • 70 todjey
      June 15, 2020 at 8:15 am

      Like a genocide is right. I hope that there are states who will reach out to help them. N.Y. for example.
      It is cruel. Republicans are really heartless p**cks.
      C-19 deaths are all on the GOP, their voters an those who chose to sit out on purpose.

  32. 72 marleysperson
    June 14, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Made for each other

  33. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2020 at 11:43 pm

  34. 74 Dudette
    June 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks everyone for your kind words of condolence. It’s been a tough day. We appreciate all the prayers and expressions of love. Bless you.

  35. 80 jer44
    June 15, 2020 at 9:17 am

    • 81 marleysperson
      June 15, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Disgusting… but he’s been doing this all along. Only this time, they could get sick and die. He can’t be gone soon enough. I hate this POS.

  36. 82 marleysperson
    June 15, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Morning everyone. In case you didn’t get enough Obama Day yesterday…. and we never do:)

  37. June 15, 2020 at 9:42 am

    This tweet thread is a must read. Take a moment.

  38. 84 jer44
    June 15, 2020 at 9:53 am

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    June 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

  40. 86 jer44
    June 15, 2020 at 10:09 am

  41. 88 marleysperson
    June 15, 2020 at 10:13 am

  42. June 15, 2020 at 10:13 am

    SCOTUS actually protecting the vulnerable. Wow.

  43. 91 jer44
    June 15, 2020 at 10:15 am

  44. 92 marleysperson
    June 15, 2020 at 10:23 am

    We have to clean out ALL this rot. All of it.

  45. June 15, 2020 at 10:28 am

  46. June 15, 2020 at 10:33 am

    “Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination”
    “Federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
    The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers nationwide and is a defeat for the Trump administration, which argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on sex did not extend to claims of gender identity and sexual orientation.
    The 6-3 opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices.”
    (https://obamadiary.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/always-fighting-for-the-people/#comments)
    –great precedent for the health care fight.

  47. 95 marleysperson
    June 15, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Fits

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  49. 97 marleysperson
    June 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Glory hallelujah

  50. June 15, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Reverend Dr. Barber Co-Chair of The Poor People’s Campaign,
    National Campaign for Moral Revival, author “We Are Called To Be A Movement”.
    Hayes: Is there real action pushing on Republican politicians?
    Reverend Barber:
    “Those folk in the streets have been marching for a long time recognize that we really are calling for a Third Reconstruction, a fundamental restructuring of America in five areas; systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy, and a false moral narrative of religious nationalism. All of those things Chris, if you are serious about dealing with racism and classism and the violence that comes from that.
    But police violence is one piece of the violent ways in which public policy destroys the lives of black people, people of color, and white people. What the politicians, some of them want, is they just want to do something to get folk out of the street. ‘What one little thing can we do to prove we’re not racist, without really not being racist? And what one little thing can we do to get people to go home?” And that’s not what’s happening in the street. And I say that to the democrats who want to pass a moderate bill. Or the republicans who want to claim to be anti-racist, with their mouth. What they really are is they’re anti what happened to George Floyd, they are anti what happened on camera. If it hadn’t happened on camera, that’s the question, we would not be here. But they are not yet ready for full transformative dealing with racism. The streets are saying “Third Reconstruction”. The politicians are saying ‘let’s just do something, the least amount we can do to give the claim that we are anti-racist but not really fundamentally shift the system’. And that’s where the tension is.”

    • June 15, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Hayes:
      “People in the streets over the last ten years or so in various forms, the movement that you were part of and led on Moral Mondays…street participation has produced productive tension in the tradition of direct action. But what do you see as the next step now?”
      Reverend Barber:
      “Remember now on Moral Mondays we won. That took up four years. We beat back every racist voter suppression case they put up, we beat them in court. And now we’re poised to have a brand new election in Moral Mondays. We replaced a governor. We were the only state that blocked Trump down ticket. And when you talk in terms of Reconstruction, it was never a few weeks. Reconstruction always happened for years. And so what I see is this a kind of, what you see in the street now,
      It’s about George Floyd but it’s also about folks saying “I can’t breathe”.
      “I can’t breathe” is a kind of shorthand for how people feel:
      When the state is blocking health care: “I can’t breathe.”
      When the state is suppressing the vote, “I can’t breathe”.
      When the state is forcing meat workers who are mostly black and brown to go into lethal situations
      without giving them what they need, “I can’t breathe”.

    • June 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Reverend Barber:
      “So what we have to do is have what’s happening in the street,
      but we also have to have mandates in public policy.
      “That’s why on June 20th 2020 (your folk can go to http://www.june202020):
      The Poor People’s Campaign has called for a mass poor people’s assembly Moral March on Washington digitally. Now we have planned to be on Pennsylvania Avenue and put hundreds of thousands of people in the streets. We’re going to do it digitally. What’s going to happen on that day is you’re going to see white coal miners connecting up with black folks from Mississippi, who are saying “Together we are going to fight these 5 interlocking injustices”. They’re going to show the pain Chris, but also we’re building power, and registering people to vote because poor and low wealth people connected together, hold the key to political transformation in this country.”

    • June 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Hayes: “You have worked very long and hard on producing these kind of multi-racial coalitions…what do you make of what we have seen about polling about public opinion on these matters among white folks and their participation…Denver…at all these protests how deeply multi-racial they are. What’s happening?”
      Reverend Barber:
      “Number one, they are saying moderation is not acceptable any more. They’re saying that we have to deal with death in America. I’m doing a sermon at the National Cathedral this Sunday called “America, accepting death is no longer an option”. People are saying that public policy kills, whether it’s police violence, or the lack of health care that kills, or the lack of clean water that kills. Or even voting rights. Chris, when you suppress the right to vote it’s deadly. It has a death…because it allows people to get elected who then block health care, block living wages, and all of those things they block, it kills.”

    • June 15, 2020 at 11:15 am

      Reverend Barber:
      “You know Dave Chappell I heard him today, he said something what…all these people in the street are saying “we’re sick of all of it, we’re sick of all of it”.
      And I think we have a place now, where people – my grandmother she is the greatest theologian I’ve met and a philosopher – you know what she’d say Chris, “You scratch a liar and you find a thief”. And what people are finding out is you scratch a racist, you find a anti-unionist, you find a anti-LGBT care person, you find a anti-health person, you find a anti-living wage person. And so we’ve seen all this racism and white supremacy at the White House, but people are starting to see racism is targeted at Black people, but it also has a class element to it. And that racism also is against the democracy. And so either we are going to stand together for Life, or we’re going to continue to allow these deadly policies to exist. And I think what you’re seeing is this Third Reconstruction. People are coming together and saying “listen, this is not just a one-off, this is not just a little blowing off steam” as Dr. King would say. This is serious business in the street, in this legislative suite, in the voting booth, and I think you’re going to see it not for days and weeks to come, but for years to come. And I’m glad to see it by the way, and we’re going to stand with everybody to help make the changes that need to happen. If we don’t have the changes Chris, God help us that’s the other side. If we don’t turn these mourns and tears into public policy, then God help us as a nation.
      In the midst of a pandemic, in the midst of outright racism, in the midst of all this economic downturn,
      if we can’t change now God help us as a nation.”

  51. June 15, 2020 at 11:29 am

    bbl ….

  52. June 15, 2020 at 11:33 am

    🚨 Thread 🚨 Read the whole darn thing, then share…

    Calling out the undercover racism on the left 🔥🔥🔥 I’m especially disappointed in the remarks of Lawrence Tribe

    • June 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      • June 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm

        ALSO, in what demonstrated reality has EW ever stood up against the demeaning of Black women? She most certainly ain’t gonna do it now!

    • June 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      I cannot fathom the whitewashing of this whole VP speculation industry. Have any of these people actually studied the record and achievements of Senator Harris? The day in and day out of her long and steady advocacy for truth and equal justice under the law? Or just taken the word of Bernie Bros and Russian Active Measures? Or just bought the co-opting of the substance of her plans into other campaigns? It’s so insulting and infuriating. UGH.

    • June 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Do you agree, hard to comment, not comment, either way you’re in the soup.
      This is a hard thing when the times call for a woman of color.
      We know Warren has proven herself qualified. Have we stressed the qualifications of other women?
      imho in a time of economic devastation, the climate crisis, gutting and diminishing of government,
      with the people in dire need, and democracy and truth on the ropes, we need the best person to deliver.
      Like…Super Woman: We want a woman who can steward a new future…end the trump planet-killing hellhole…and stop fascism…plus the time is now for a woman of color.
      So I wouldn’t be in Joe’s shoes right now.
      (Two VPs….got it!!)

  53. 109 nena20409
    June 15, 2020 at 12:14 pm

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  57. June 15, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    This is right on time! Thank you, Citizen Obama for your continued community engagement!

  58. June 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm


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