Thursday, January 19, 2017

President Obama hits 60% in final approval poll.

Courtesy of MSN: 

Barack Obama leaves office Friday with six-in-10 Americans approving of his job performance, capping a steady rise that vaults him above the average final mark for modern presidents, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

By contrast these are Trump's numbers:

The CNN/ORC poll shows 53 percent of Americans view Trump unfavorably, while only 44 percent have a favorable opinion of the incoming president. In the ABC News/Washington Post poll, Trump’s favorable rating is just 40 percent, with 54 percent having an unfavorable opinion. 

That, according to The Washington Post, makes Trump the least-popular incoming president of the past 40 years — by a large margin. 

Under attack for the last eight years by a relentless Right Wing that worked desperately to undermine his presidency, and he still leaves office with a significantly higher approval rating than the guy they chose to replace him. 

Should be a message in there, don't you think?

75 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:35 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/watch-ellen-degeneres-moving-tribute-to-the-obamas-may-leave-you-in-tears/

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    1. Anonymous1:34 PM

      https://www.facebook.com/moveon/photos/pb.7292655492.-2207520000.1484865145./10154078233700493/?type=3&theater

      MoveOn........Live.......
      MoveOn.org

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    2. Anonymous2:20 PM

      THE WORLD IS WATCHING NOW!!!!!!

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    3. Anonymous2:43 PM

      M.M. Speaking NOW!

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    4. Anonymous2:58 PM

      alec baldwin

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    5. Anonymous3:00 PM

      PU$$Y CAP$ against drumpf!

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  2. Anonymous11:46 AM

    I could not be more proud of President Obama and First Lady Michelle. They have been an outstanding 'example' to all of us! Truly wonderful people and representatives of our country!

    Trump and his wife will never be able to measure up to them and that will drive Trump nuts and deflate his ego horribly! Trump will NOT be able to measure UP to a BLACK man! Makes me smile!

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    1. Anonymous12:53 PM

      His fingers will be worn down to nubs tweeting ridiculous, hateful, misspelled messages!!

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    2. Anonymous3:01 PM

      Smiling

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  3. Anonymous11:51 AM

    As many have been pointing out on TV all week, BO is young and wants to do more. Even while some other presidents may not have been that much older when leaving office, he appears so much younger (grey hair and all) and vital. This is a highly intelligent and energized man who has no wish to slow down. If he slowed down too much, it's be such a waste. He has so much more left in him to do.

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    1. Anonymous1:17 PM

      They will make several hundred millions in speeches and foundations that pretend to care, ala Clinton.

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    2. Anonymous1:49 PM

      @1:17, I suppose the Trump foundation and his shitty son Eric's foundation really do care? Riiiiight!

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    3. 1:17, you are an ignorant damn fool.

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    4. Anonymous3:02 PM

      @ 1:17 There goes trumpy troll with the negative comments, you probable could get a job in the WH with your nasty attitude.

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    5. Anonymous10:14 PM

      10 years and they are worth 150 million nefer, minimum. You really don't think so? You really REALLY don't think so? Winning two terms as the first black President and being fairly well liked and a good speaker? He has the keys to the bank. 20 million in book deals the first year almost guaranteed.

      And yes I know what your response will be.... so I'll save you the trouble:

      (in whiney liberal voice) "well I hope they do make that much money, more even, because he is the bestest president we have ever had and he has more than earned it and I just love him so much and blah blah"

      And BTW more power too the Obamas as they cash in. Why not? I would, it is the American way. Just don't pretend like that isn't exactly what they are going to do.

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  4. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Obama's favorable numbers will continue to rise as will Trump's unfavorable numbers.

    Sarah Roberts

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  5. Anonymous12:01 PM

    OT, but three things about Arlington:

    Why couldn't Melania take off those Jackie-wannabe sunglasses even at Arlington as a wreath is being laid at the tomb? I mean, really? She was standing in shade. There was sun shining on some of the men who were over by the wreath and it was coming from an angle that didn't touch her. There was no reason to keep her sunglasses on. Even if she can claim to have very sensitive eyes, when you're in certain situations you remove your hat, if wearing one, and sunglasses.

    And where was Barron? He arrived in DC today and was first off the plane. His cousins were at the ceremony. It was too much to ask Barron, First Child as of tomorrow, to also go to the short ceremony?

    And did anyone notice how out of breath BLOTUS was as he stood there waiting to place the wreath and after? He was heaving. And what was with the hand he had over his heart? He couldn't stand still, like Pence, and every now and then he'd just tap on his chest. It was weird.

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    1. Anonymous12:17 PM

      I thought the sunglasses were very tacky also. Melania has the same amount of class as her pos husband. That whole family is completely worthless.

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    2. Anonymous12:52 PM

      She will take her sunglasses off indoors, but I've seen her keep them on, like on the day she voted in the primary. I get that it helps her hide from prying eyes, and she had them on when she got off the plane in DC—even though someone else would have chosen to be visible out of respect for the curiosity of the American people, and also knowing that these first official moments are pics that will become part of history, but it's ridic to almost always have on a huge pair of very dark sunglasses. I saw only one other person outside wearing them at the ceremony, a man who appeared to be Secret Service. And when she came out of the building today to walk down the steps toward where the wreath was, she either had kept them on when indoors or she made the choice to put them back on before going outside just to walk down the stairs and take her place with the other Trumps. She seems to be so caught up in playing at being a model again. She needs to take the f’ing glasses off and demonstrate that she is willing to tolerate a little glare at times when more sensitivity to etiquette is what’s called for.

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    3. Anonymous1:12 PM

      Melania's constant wearing if sunglasses is to shut us all out. Either she thinks she's too good for us peons, or she is an introvert. Since she married Trump and was a model and posed nude, I doubt she's an introvert.

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    4. Anonymous1:47 PM

      Melanija is a useless bitch anyway. Almost $200 million of taxpayers money is going to keep her living with her communist parents in NYC.... because no communists to live in the White House etc etc.

      Useless bitch, the only thing she's good for is dropping her panties and touching herself for the camera. And that ain't saying much.

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    5. "And what was with the hand he had over his heart? He couldn't stand still, like Pence, and every now and then he'd just tap on his chest. It was weird."
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      Personally, I think he has a very difficult time with events that are not All About Him. All these people gathered, all the speechifying, and it was about a bunch of dead guys when it could have been about him. Sad!
      /s

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    6. Anonymous2:59 PM

      She is just a plain sl** wh***

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    7. Anonymous3:00 PM

      Gee he could have had a stroke and there the world would be back mostly to normal. Dreaming.

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    8. Anonymous5:35 AM

      And, Nefer, let's face it, those "dead guys" were losers in Trump's mind because they died. Let's see if Melania or Pence's wife (I can't remember her name) carry on the good work with military families that Michelle Obama and Jill Biden began. The US military never had it so good as they did under President Obama's leadership.
      Beaglemom

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  6. Anonymous12:04 PM

    i don't get how even one person could have a favorable opinion. what does that even mean? are these the same people that purportedly want to marry serial killers? surely they must be terribly broken and misinformed people.

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    1. Anonymous5:31 AM

      Front page article in our local paper is about how the head of a local GOP county party is so excited about going to the inauguration. Pathetic.
      Beaglemom

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  7. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Hyau!

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  8. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Not My President's tweet on this report....
    IT IS ALL RIGGED! SOUR GRAPES!

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  9. Anonymous12:25 PM

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1738863572806333&set=a.158204260872280.39276.100000481226739&type=3&theater

    "Here's a photo to use as your profile tomorrow, if you feel inclined." PEACE

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  10. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Collocate to this:
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/trump-biographers-presidency-legitimate-214655?lo=ap_c1

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    1. Anonymous1:13 PM

      'But one thing I think that we have overlooked as we see Trump trying to delegitimize others is what I suspect is a feeling he has inside that nothing he’s ever achieved himself has ever been legitimate. This is a person who has never known whether anybody wants to be around him because he’s a person they want to be around or they want to be around his money. And since he’s promoted himself as this glamorous, incredibly wealthy person, that’s the draw he’s always given. So he doesn’t know if he has any legitimate relationships outside of his family, and that’s why he emphasizes family. … He’s always kind of gaming the system—not, in my view, winning on the merits. And even his election was with almost 3 million fewer votes than his opponent. So he has this deep fear that he is himself not a legitimate president, and I think that’s why he goes to such great lengths to delegitimize even the intelligence community, which is the president’s key resource in security, and he’s going to do this demeaning and delegitimizing behavior rather than accept what they have to tell him.'

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    2. Anonymous1:46 PM

      Or to this today:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Canticle_for_Leibowitz

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Leibowitz_and_the_Wild_Horse_Woman

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  11. Anonymous12:56 PM

    TRUTH Seekers>
    http://billmoyers.com/story/10-investigative-reporting-outlets-to-follow/

    https://www.facebook.com/newsandguts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

    With President Obama^

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  12. Anonymous12:57 PM

    1) Are we going to war when Trump starts playing president?

    2) Morning Joe: Barnicle said, “I was told by somebody within the world of diplomacy and international relations that Nikki Haley makes Sarah Palin sound like Henry Kissinger.”

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/01/barnicle-gossips-on-foreign-policy-nikki-haley-makes-sarah-palin-sound-like-henry-kissinger/

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    1. Anonymous1:40 PM

      LOL the Sarah Palin Stupidity Meter is a universal thing now.

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    2. Anonymous1:45 PM

      And I don't think Haley has done any research on why moving the capitol of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is problematic. She simply agrees with Trump that it should move.

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  13. PalinsHoax1:04 PM

    President Barack Obama and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama are both rated 100% in my heart.

    They will always be shining, uplifting examples of being exemplary human beings and leaders in the roles that Life had them fulfill.

    All the very best to you both and to your family in the years ahead, Mr. & Mrs. Obama.

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    1. Anonymous2:57 PM

      You stated it just the way it should be stated. Thanks and I agree.

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    2. Anonymous5:28 AM

      My thoughts exactly.
      Beaglemom

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  14. Anonymous1:04 PM


    CHAAAAA CHING!


    New York Times:
    Conflicts that for months have been theoretical are now about to become real — most immediately a possible challenge by the federal government. It owns the building that houses Mr. Trump’s hotel and has granted him a 60-year lease. From the moment he is sworn in as president at noon Friday, Mr. Trump may be in violation of that lease, given a provision that appears to prohibit federal elected officials from renting the Old Post Office building, the Pennsylvania Avenue landmark that houses the hotel, from the government.

    Guests at the hotel include foreign diplomats and politicians who could be looking to curry favor with Mr. Trump — but even the act of paying their bills as they check out after the inauguration may open Mr. Trump to a challenge that he has violated the United States Constitution, which prohibits federal government officials from taking payments or gifts from foreign governments.

    Members of Mr. Trump’s new cabinet are also staying there this week, as are dozens of big-ticket donors to his presidential election campaign and inauguration. The hotel will also be the site of a prayer breakfast on Friday before Mr. Trump is sworn in. All these bookings mean payments to the Trump Organization for the hotel rooms, meals and other accommodations.

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  15. Anonymous1:09 PM

    DAMN!!! Trump and the First Nudie just walked down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to Heart of Stone.

    You don't always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need. Son of a Bitch!!!!

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    1. Thank you for a much needed guffaw...First Nude!"
      My second guffaw is the horrible Reagan Boys Band playing and Trump trying to display rhythm by keeping the beat with his gloved tiny handsies.
      As anyone may have guessed, he was off the beat and the band guy was off key.
      My guess is that Trump never got to sit with the cool kids unless he paid them.
      What a dork!
      And First Nudie is barely looking at him. Pardon the pun.

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    2. Anonymous5:28 AM

      The title of the song seems entirely appropriate.
      Beaglemom

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  16. Anonymous1:11 PM

    Military Parade:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-military-equipment-inauguration_us_58811f4ae4b096b4a23091f7?ijatt9

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    1. Anonymous1:43 PM

      Man, I just read that. Crazy. And I can see the jets thing. They fly over during certain ball games and during Fleet Week. I don't feel too bent out of shape there. But the idea of tanks rolling through a parade route and missile launchers? WTF?!!

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    2. Anonymous5:25 AM

      To think that a parade means the military show of a dictatorship to Donald Trump is dismaying. The inaugural parade is traditionally a vast, expanded local parade with high school and college bands, floats, horses, etc. And all Trump wanted was a show of military force? What is wrong with these people? How unAmerican can the Republican Party get?
      Beaglemom

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  17. Anonymous1:25 PM

    The privatization of PBS would be a national tragedy.

    “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/19/trump-republicans-plan-privatize-pbs-pay-tax-cuts-rich.html

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    1. Anonymous1:57 PM

      Day 1 "Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office"

      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-idUSKBN1532T3

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    2. Anonymous5:22 AM

      Breaks my heart, like so much that has happened since November 8. What has the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities done to the GOP, except support symphonies, artists, theaters, musicians, libraries, education and so much more. I guess no one in the Republican Party likes those things anymore.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous5:27 AM

      Oops. In my listing of organizations and people helped I left out museums! And I'm sure lots of others.

      I also suspect that the National Endowment for the Sciences will bite the dust soon too. God forbid that Americans promote science.
      Beaglemom

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  18. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Republicans Refuse To Meet With Their Constituents As Obamacare Repeal Backlash Grows

    Congressional Republicans are refusing to be held accountable for the actions that they are taking. The Republicans are hoping that if they avoid public meetings with their own constituents, no one will notice that they have lost their health insurance.

    Judging from their behavior, Republicans know that what they are doing is wrong, which is why they are going to such great lengths to avoid voters. If Republicans and Trump take access to health care away from tens of millions of Americans, there will be no safe place to hide. Voters aren’t going to forget who took their health care away.

    It isn’t going to all blow over.

    Republicans know they are on the wrong side of this issue, which is why they won’t look their constituents in the eyes and tell them the truth.

    Congressional Republicans can duck and dodge, but they can’t hide forever from the consequences of repealing the ACA.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/19/republicans-refuse-meet-constituents-obamacare-repeal-backlash-grows.html

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  19. Anonymous1:27 PM

    DONALD TRUMP CURSE

    TOP NEWS
    Wed Jan 18, 2017 | 10:18 PM EST
    North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon: South Korean media

    North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources....

    That test launch could be imminent, and potentially coincide with the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, South Korean media said...

    http://reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15304O

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    1. Anonymous3:12 PM

      Well didn't they get Comrade trump's memo, he isn't going to do any work until Monday, so they better wait.

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    2. Anonymous4:29 PM

      http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/19/trump-wanted-inauguration-celebration-resemble-north-korean-military-parade.html

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    3. Anonymous4:30 PM

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-military-equipment-inauguration_us_58811f4ae4b096b4a23091f7

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  20. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Find Sister March Near You

    JANUARY 20th SISTER MARCHES

    Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women's March on Washington, and organized by volunteers around the world. If you can't make it to Washington, D.C. on January 21, join or host a Sister March near you.
    NUMBER OF MARCHES: 616
    SISTER MARCHERS (EST): 1,364,010

    https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters/

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  21. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Having the Trumps in the White House makes me sick. Just because he's rich he thinks he can grab women's genitalia.

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  22. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Pretty Women 2.0 will never replace First Lady Michelle Obama

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  23. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Hey America I'm sorry to have to tell you that January 20th dawned 11.5 hours ago. This shit is real :(

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    1. Anonymous3:09 PM

      I don't know what time zone you live in but it is still Jan 19 with some 16 hours to go.

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    2. Anonymous5:19 AM

      Well, now it's Eastern time and it's 9:18 am. Only a couple of hours left to - breathe free, feel safe, and know that a good person is in charge. All that changes with the oath of office today. No wonder I woke up feeling sad.
      Beaglemom

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  24. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

    North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!

    3:05 PM - 2 Jan 2017

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    1. Anonymous2:54 PM

      Oh please urge them on the con. Love to see you gone.

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  25. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Donald Trump’s “notepad” photo was taken at some woman’s desk at an auction house

    https://www.palmerreport.com/politics/donald-trumps-notepad-photo-taken-receptionists-desk-auction-house/990/

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    1. Anonymous3:16 PM

      ..."We speak for all Americans when we say that the real question here is why?"
      --------
      Exactly, why is he lying about so many insignificant things that can be easily verified?

      Distractions from the russian connection lies and "other miscellaneous" corruption? Or just really, really mentally ill?

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  26. Anonymous1:44 PM

    When #NOTMYPRESIDENT sent that tweet about North Korea, he's pushing North Korea to launch a test ICBM tomorrow after 12 noon EST.

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  27. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Last night's TRMS did an excellent job covering how Trump's govt positions have not been filled beyond the noms for Cabinet, especially by personnel involved in security. It was scary. Today, first thing I read in the news was that 50 of Obama's people are staying on to help these fools out. It's not uncommon for some to remain for a transition, but the types/ranks of positions and # of 50 is serious stuff. Obama had it together. A really great team.

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    1. Anonymous2:08 PM

      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-idUSKBN1532T3

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  28. Anonymous2:06 PM

    All the music at the concert sounds the same. Doesn't matter if it's rock or country. It's a bunch of white guys with the same vocal tone and limited range, and many boring songs that go nowhere. The Trumps are sitting there like bumps on logs. (No Ivanka warming daddy's lap and getting him going.) Trump and the audience got into it when Lee Greenwood sang his God Bless the USA (or whatever it's called) and the cameras panned and made it seem like every single person there had been told to memorize the lyrics and sing at the top of their lungs. Then they all started just sitting there staring with dead expressions. Trump started looking at his speech--he's supposed to say something--and every now and then at his phone, and he kept talking to Melania. Been going on for a while now. No one in the family's into the concert. Oh, and that bald Barrack guy's out there talking now and Trump's drinking water (ugly sight, him holding a water bottle to his mouth), so he must be speaking pretty soon.

    And no Barron. He was first off the plane today. That was a very planned move that made him the center off attn for a moment, and then he was not at the wreath ceremony with his cousins, who by the way are all younger, and now he's not at the concert. He could have come for a few minutes. And Trump wonders why people wonder if something's wrong.

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    1. Anonymous3:04 PM

      I think you mean nieces and nephews

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  29. Anonymous2:51 PM

    "Just a few more hours..." Kiss. Waaah Obama I will miss your hand of God guided mind. Waah Booo hooo...*tears*

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  30. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Tv will be on TCM channel again.

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  31. Anonymous6:12 PM

    https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters/

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  32. That's the best Drumpf is going to be able to hope for.

    Even his Deplorables are getting tired of his buffoonery.

    His favorability will go down and never come up. His unfavorabilities will go up and stay there.

    That 44% is the highpoint of his presidency. It's only downhill from there.

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