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That is a good response. He said "we already know white lives matter!"

Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history


Mahalo arely!

I can only empathize with all my heart.. Alicia Garza tells us how she feels..

"Back in Oakland, Alicia Garza is reflecting on how much has happened since her original Facebook post, which became the hashtag that launched a thousand protests. Progress has been made, she says, and yet there is so much further left to travel.

“I have to be honest,” she says. “I feel like I live in a constant state of rage and I think a lot of black people do… It’s more than depressing to me. It makes me angry, particularly when people try to deny it’s happening.”

Mahalo su for this vital history of how #BlackLivesMatter was born into a "new civil rights movement".

No, "any politician" would not have cancelled the meeting afterward. Martin O'Malley didn't.


Good thing it's just DU and not the whole country.. for our country's sake..

Father-Daughter Weekend

President Barack Obama accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, their friends, and the president’s sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, her husband Konrad Ngwalk, through Central Park

MOre pics.. http://theobamadiary.com/2015/07/18/father-daughter-weekend/


Wow, this is really important information, Nancy.. thank you! I had read about her

attending the Dinner in Arkansas that was booked way in advance but this goes into detail and shows how really important it is.

from your link..

"The Clinton campaign, which is trying to diminish the impression that she is the inevitable Democratic nominee, says it is focused on Arkansas as part of the primary process. The state is slated to be part of a full batch of “Super Tuesday” primaries on March 1.

“Hillary Clinton is committed to strengthening the Arkansas Democratic Party, and helping Democrats be successful up and down the ballot next year and beyond,” said Clinton spokesman Tyrone Gayle."

Thank you, Hillary!

Many presidents fared better in history than in office. But it would be a morale booster and a sign

of civic maturity if more Americans appreciated what an exceptional president they have right now. It could be a long wait for the next one."

Well said by Dick Myer.. but, I hope it's Hillary and we're talking about her like this, too.

Mr. President, on behalf of an ungrateful nation, thank you

1. The Iran deal: Time will reveal if the deal worked, not today’s talking/tweeting heads. What cannot be in dispute is this was a momentous initiative, a gutsy political risk, a diplomatic success and, potentially, a giant step in defusing a long-ticking time bomb.

2. Obamacare
: In the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression, Obama delivered one of the most important domestic programs since the New Deal. Only LBJ’s Great Society laws compare. Obamacare has survived two challenges in the Supreme Court and constant, kabuki-style congressional votes to repeal. It’s now off life support. Key goals are being met. It will evolve and improve. One day it will be taken for granted and people will say, “Keep the government out of my Obamacare.”

3. The financial meltdown: Obama inherited it, then managed the recovery to the degree possible in the global economy. The recovery has been steady, though slow. The worst-case predictions didn’t happen. He began to reverse the deregulation of the financial industry. He delivered a significant Asian trade deal. Yet few give Obama much credit.

4. The First: Becoming the first black president is itself an epic triumph. Obama doesn’t get much good will for that any more. We properly canonize Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King. Of Obama, we ask, “What have you done for me lately?” That’s fair, he’s president. He doesn’t ask for credit for being the first black one. He and his family are at risk every day and we take their courage for granted.


Obama has weathered a recession, invisible racism, a reckless Republican Congress, a lily-livered Democratic Party, attacks from the richest pressure groups ever (Super PACs) and a 24/7, ADHD press corps under existential pressure to deliver page views and Nielsen ratings. He has done it with the “No Drama Obama” style that befits the office.

Obama isn’t a performer like Reagan or a preacher like Clinton. He’s head over heart, cool over warm. Yet he did his pastoral duties after Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon and Charleston. He wasn’t a catalyst for same-sex marriage, but nourished the culture that made it possible.

It is harder than ever to see the big canvas and thus find fresh perspectives. We view current events as puny rivers of Tweets, not grand chapters in the ultimate story -- history.

In that longer view, we should feel well served. So, Mr. President, on behalf of an ungrateful nation, thank you.

And, I thank you, Nancy!

Thank you for this, YoungDemCA! that "POS used car salesman" was some of the biggest

baloney ever floated on DU.. that and "the Trojan horse" bamboozle.

EEOC Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Already Illegal Under Federal Law

"I know what I am doing, and I’m fearless," Obama said. Thank you so much, Don..

also from your link..

"Here's the thing: This Obama might look or sound "brand new" to some Americans. He might even sound a little something like the black president some white Americans across the political spectrum feared (or hoped[ /I] But to people who watch the White House closely, this is the President Obama who has been developing for some time."

I know.. how could anyone forget that?! Those fawning USmediawhore$. Freakin' common

knowledge the corpmedia covers for the gopropaganda machine and excoriates Dems.

Btw, well said, tabasco!
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