Monday, July 03, 2017

Take heart America, Barack Obama is still working behind the scenes to make things better.

Courtesy of The Hill: 

Former President Obama is involved in discussions about the future of the Democratic Party, sources close to the former president tell The Hill. 

Since leaving office, he has held meetings — on a by-request basis — with a handful of House and Senate lawmakers in his office in Washington’s West End and over the phone. 

In recent months, for example, he sat down one-on-one with freshman Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), according to a Democrat familiar with the meeting. 

He has also met with and has had phone conversations with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez throughout the spring, according to two sources. 

“Hey man, it's only the future of the world in your hands,” Obama joked with Perez in one conversation, according to a DNC aide. Obama’s former political adviser David Simas, who is now the CEO of the Obama Foundation, has also been making a string of calls to DNC officials in recent months. 

Sources familiar with Obama’s meetings with members of Congress declined to offer the names of all of the lawmakers he has met with, saying the sessions were meant to be private. 

This may sound a little silly, but just reading this helped ease my troubled brow.

The time that I felt the very best about my country, the time that I was most proud to be an American, was when this man was in office.

So something about knowing that he is not gone, but instead in the background giving advice to the people who are working to stall Donald Trump's policies, and who someday will return to poser, just gives me a little hope.

And let's be honest, we could all use a little hope right about now.


  1. Anonymous8:34 AM


    1. Anonymous9:04 AM

  2. Anonymous8:45 AM

    "The bill, now backed by at least 21 Democrats, seeks to establish a commission to determine whether a president is unfit for office by creating the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity. That body could then declare the president incapacitated and lead to his removal from office under the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    The bill has been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary."
    "There are other ways some Democrats are trying to fire Trump. U.S. Representatives, Al Green (D-Texas) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), say they are separately drafting articles of impeachment against the president."

    1. Every now and then we are going to have to do this: Step back from the daily onslaughts of insanity emanating from Donald Trump’s parasitic presidency and remind ourselves of the obscenity of it all, registering its magnitude in its full, devastating truth.

      There is something insidious and corrosive about trying to evaluate the severity of every offense, trying to give each an individual grade on the scale of absurdity. Trump himself is the offense. Everything that springs from him, every person who supports him, every staffer who shields him, every legislator who defends him, is an offense. Every partisan who uses him — against all he or she has ever claimed to champion — to advance a political agenda and, in so doing, places party over country, is an offense.

      We must remind ourselves that Trump’s very presence in the White House defiles it and the institution of the presidency. Rather than rising to the honor of the office, Trump has lowered the office with his whiny, fragile, vindictive pettiness.

      The presidency has been hijacked.
      Trump himself is the offense. Everything that springs from him, every person who supports him, every staffer who shields him, every legislator who defends him, is an offense. Every partisan who uses him — against all he or she has ever claimed to champion — to advance a political agenda and, in so doing, places party over country, is an offense.


    2. Anonymous11:04 AM

      @9:11 Thank you Barbara

    3. Anonymous12:50 PM

      Seconded. Thanks, Barbara!

    4. Thanks for sharing that, Barbara! Hope burns brightly!

  3. Anonymous8:51 AM

    I've got to hope that one of the MOST intelligent men who ever sat in the White House could figure out how to deal with the LEAST intelligent one.

    I also have to hope that Tom Perez is up to the job because it IS the future of the world that is at stake. We've had far too many ineffective leaders of the DNC who have thrown away critical races because of incompetence or lack of attention. The Obama grass roots campaign is exactly the kind of movement we need to retake the Congress and some state offices so we can begin to repair the damage done by this administration and the GOP-led Congress.

  4. Anonymous8:52 AM

    " includes a harmful policy rider that stops the SEC from working on or finalizing a rule that would require corporations to tell us how they spend money in politics."

    That’s right. There is a way to bring attempts by corporations to influence our politics out of the shadows, but Republicans in Congress are trying to avoid traditional debate over the subject and sneak a policy to stop it under the public’s radar."
    More then 50 years in the making America Great again!>

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    3. Anonymous10:04 AM

      "Well, conveniently, one of the Commission members, newly appointed, just happens to be a lawyer for the Heritage Foundation – a ultra-conservative think tank with deep, deep pockets and plenty of resources to crunch those numbers into any shape you like."
      "The Commission requested not just a list of registered voters, but "dates of birth, political party, last four digits of social security number if available, voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward, active/inactive status, cancelled status, information regarding any felony convictions, information regarding voter registration in another state, information regarding military status, and overseas citizen information."
      “NY refuses to perpetuate the myth voter fraud played a role in our election."
      " given that this database would be a list of every single registered voter in the country, their names, their addresses and phone numbers, their political identities, their employment, their Social Security numbers, their criminal record, their military status, etc,

      and given that this information is the highly sought after target of malicious agencies both foreign and domestic (not to mention political parties, commercial marketing firms, research organizations, and … well, you get the idea)," {}
      " that's something the public desperately needs to know because of course there were allegations that Russia attempted to try to get into the voter rolls, that other private individuals may have tried to get into the states' voter rolls."Note that one of the members of the Commission is the same guy who was responsible for the “accidental” disclosure of more than 6 million voter registration records including their Social Security numbers – TWICE."why not collect evidence and just get the facts on the table? That would be a good service to the American public - period."It all depends on what you define as evidence. Remember you’re dealing with creationists here, and their understanding of “evidence” isn’t any better than their understanding of science – especially when they use cavalier dismissals such as “I guess it all depends on what you define as evidence” hi ho hi ho. Evidence is whatever they say it is."They are coming for YOU."<<<-----XXX

  5. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Create diversions and conflict=MonEy$$$

  6. Anonymous9:03 AM

    I so agree w/you, IM. Thanks for sharing this and making my day better! How I miss President Obama being our leader...especially when we compare him to the ineptness of Trump!

  7. Anonymous9:16 AM

    I saw this on the news this morning. Way to go, "community organizer!" Think he does not care for us and the world as a whole?

    Bless you, President Obama. When you could have taken a well deserved retirement, you said, "oh no, I am not done," and proving it.

    Love seeing the wingers go off on this. Sorry, especially to you, pee pond know-it-alls, SOMEONE has to be an adult.

  8. Anonymous9:19 AM

    President Obama looks so relaxed. Love, love, love the guy! Damn, but I miss him being our White House occupier.

    1. Anonymous10:53 AM

      LOVE that picture of him. So suave. "I can beat you with one hand tied behind my back, Donald," yet never says it. Goes about his business of making the world good for ALL.

  9. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Vo'T'er Fraud!:

  10. Anonymous10:55 AM

    The $een> $INclAIR> ABC "MUST RUN$" MU$'T' $EE!

  11. Anonymous12:50 PM

    He and Sarah are the only selfless politicos.

    1. Anonymous1:52 PM

      Mama, say what?

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