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AdLib On November - 7 - 2014

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Mr. President,

How’s it going? Oh, right, not so great after Tuesday. Well, you’ve still got your health and a valid birth certificate so there’s that. And you’ve got two more years as President so…there’s a lot of natural disasters, epidemic diseases and religiously and ethnically driven conflicts around the world to be blamed for. Sorry, that’s not good either, right?

Well…could be worse. Just watch the next two years, you’ll see I was right.

Now, let’s talk about this Republican takeover of Congress and what you should do. First of all, when the new Senate session starts next year, I’d tell Joe Biden to sneak into Jodi Ernst’s desk and take away any sharp items he finds there. And just for fun, send the FBI to The House to introduce themselves to Michael Grimm…wait, they already know each other, don’t they?

All that aside, what are you going to do now that The Republicans won a wave election? I think the best thing to do is deal with it as fairly and respectfully as the Republicans did when you and Democrats won wave elections in 2008 and 2012. That is, start off saying that you have to do better with voters in getting your message out to them then become intransigent and refuse to work with the Republicans because America made it clear they want a President who’s a Democrat who will be a check on Republicans and represent their values.

I know it doesn’t make a lot of sense to argue that but it worked for Repubs in 2008 and 2012, don’t mess with success.

So, with the election just over, first you gotta shovel out the standard bullshit, talk a lot about wanting to find compromise and ways to work with the other party on issues that are important to all Americans, blah, blah, blah. Mitch and The Boehner will be doing the same and when the cameras are off, you can all have a good laugh about it all and who was more convincing (Boehner will win that one, he can cry on command, especially when he thinks about having to deal with the Tea Party).

When we get into January though, it’s all about keeping up the “Let’s find ways to work together,” crap while the new Republican Congress describes their version of compromise, which usually involves you on all fours with Lindsay Graham spanking you with a frat paddle. Listen to me, you don’t want to go through that because they’ll never let you join their frat anyway. First, you’re the wrong color. Second, you’re the wrong party. Third, their application only has two numerical spaces for “IQ”.

It’s just not going to work out, you should know this from the beginning of the first term and how sore you were from being paddled back then when trying to compromise with Republicans.

As Repubs often say about terrorists, they are now emboldened. Didn’t you hear the first things they said after the election? They vowed to kill your health care law, force the Keystone Pipeline down your throat and Boehner threatened to impeach you if you try to use the same Executive Order powers that Bush and many Presidents before him used freely. You really think these guys will split the dinner check with you at Buca di Beppo? Soon as the check comes, they’re gonna say they need to take a tinkle, head out the back exit and tell the manager that you’re paying the whole thing.

You gotta make them pay for their own orders. They want the pipeline put through, if it happens and contaminates the water supply for many states, you don’t want that showing up on your credit card statement.

And if they want to cut taxes on the wealthy without cutting loopholes so it’s not revenue neutral? You don’t want to get stuck with that bill.

And if they want to let corporations bring money in from overseas without paying tax as any American would, if they want bigger wars in Iraq and Syria, if they want to privatize Social Security and Medicare, if they want to destroy Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…don’t agree to split the check.

Just ask yourself, what would your hero Lincoln do? Would he have said to The South, “Well, okay, if you’re going to insist, you can keep some slaves as long as you agree to reducing student loan interest rates.”

You don’t compromise with wrong and this Repub Congress is all about serving the Kochs and corporations, not the majority of Americans and that’s a big bowl of wrong.

The Repubs have spent your entire six years in office, trying to stop anything good from getting done in this country. Let everyone see them doing that for another two years when they have full control of Congress while you keep proposing and Executive Ordering things that are good.

It’s actually a great opportunity for you to show what you’re made of and what your values are…and as leader of the Democratic Party, what makes Democrats different from Republicans. If you stand up as a principled guardian of American and Progressive values against a powerful Republican Party that controls the entire Congress, you get to be the hero that America needs and you’ll energize Dems and Indies to enthusiastically follow the path you’re leading them on in 2016.

If you instead walk hand and hand with a McConnell in one hand and a Boehner in the other, you’ll find yourself and the Democratic Party stranded in the middle of nowhere as Boehner and McConnell jump in their OldWhiteMalesmobile and drive off together laughing at what a sap you were for trusting them.

Look, the next two years are really just about one thing for the Repubs, what the last six years and most of the years before that were about, winning the next election and having all the power they can have over the country to make themselves and their billionaire buddies wealthier. They have no interest in making the lives of Americans better, just the opposite.

The Republicans who were just elected want to kill the minimum wage, kill the ACA and strip away health insurance from 10 million people, kill regulations on oil companies and banks so they can be free to pollute our environment and strip mine our economy. The list goes on and on and what they want to do would only accelerate the demise of the middle class and a diminish the standard of living for most Americans.

Bottom line Mr. President, I know you think we all want to see you be bipartisan. To a point, yeah, we do but we hate Congress the most and we want them to be bipartisan and compromise. If they don’t, and I’ll take a $3 bet that they won’t, you can’t be a sap and do 100% of the compromising (that’s actually not a valid definition of compromise, it’s defined as surrender).

So, you give them a shot, you try to compromise at first in a way where each side gets something important and of equal value, without giving away a vital organ or anything. And if they won’t compromise or want way too much in return, I’m trying to be as diplomatic as I can about this, especially since they’ve begun by threatening impeachment, but there’s only one thing left to do…

…fuck ’em.

Position yourself and Democrats to fight for the majority of Americans and to retake the Presidency and Senate in 2016. What’s another two more years of no progress on major issues? It won’t be a shock to Americans and it could only help if they want “change” again in Congress.  You can be sure if Dems win in 2016, Republicans won’t compromise, they’ll double down on being The Party of No.

So yeah, my advice when dealing with the Repubs if they refuse to be bipartisan and compromise is “Fuck ’em”. If they try blackmailing you and the country again and shove a repeal of the ACA in a budget bill or deficit ceiling bill, tell the nation how they’re trying to make you and the nation eat a crap sandwich and you won’t do that. Let them have their shutdown over trying to harm Americans, maybe this time it will finally stick in the teflon brains of those who voted for Republicans on Tuesday.

You’re going to have a lot of showdowns over the next two years so keep your pistols loaded, your aim sharp and hold out because as long as you do, the cavalry will come to the rescue in 2016.

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. funksands says:

    http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/11/07/obama-election-republicans-gop-democrats-senate/18606217/

    “Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.

    America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.

    So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.

    When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?”

    Richard Brunt

    Victoria, British Columbia

    • goleafsgo says:

      Wouldn’t we just love to have Obama as Prime Minister!!
      It would help us with that “thingy;” that Ted Cruz was born in Canada. ;[

      Clearly reason is being defied by some Americans. Teapublicans, formerly GOP, are so good at confusion and the art of persuasion re the issues; it exploits that part of an evangelical culture where preachers can work up thousands at a time to a fever pitch, thus getting them to do whatever they want them to do…donate money, vote against their own best interests. This kind of power reminds me of the old movie “Elmer Gantry” played by Burt Lancaster.

      • EXFANOFARIANA says:

        Watch and laugh yourself silly.It’s phenomenal!

        THE most satanical crook on the talibangelists channel:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7e9vnwTjJA&spfreload=10

      • ranchero42 says:

        Americans love it when their President takes the high road — I think they especially love it when every statement he makes can become an excuse for the opposition psychopaths to take a stand against an issue they previously claimed to own/love.

        Is that something Canadians revere above all as well?

        • AdLib says:

          Hi ranchero42, welcome to The Planet!

          I think you’re right, Americans do appreciate when their President acts like a President instead of a scheming politician…as the Repubs plainly look.

          What could be more convincing of that than their kneejerk about-face on their positions on issues once Obama agrees with them? They’re practically advertising, “We have no principles we really believe in, we’ll just say or do whatever might help us most get power.”

          • ranchero42 says:

            Yes, it’s great to be back! Also; OOOooops — I would’ve replied sooner, but the sole mode of spoiling by Disqus was *notifications*! I saw the question Nirek had concerning a class action suit aimed at forcing Congress to do their jobs; I sent a message to my cousin asking if he knew a way. Not expecting a quick reply, mind you, but — he may be uniquely qualified to offer an informed opinion on the subject. Cynical me wonders who’s gonna pick up the tab for all of those billable hours, but, again — I think our lawyer Prez and lawyer First Lady might know some properly motivated people themselves?

    • Nirek says:

      Funk, it defies logic, doesn’t it? You would think that the rich would love PBO. You would think that oil corporations would love him, too. So why is it they don’t? It is illogical.

  2. naxos says:

    Okay. What should the Prez be willing to give away in the horse trading?

  3. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    Ad…I posted this at yabberz and had an interesting discussion.

    My comment…while I do not agree with all that you have said it, the tone is very much in keeping with my mindset.

    Obama’s effectiveness in the next two years comes down this: how good i his hardball game. We know he plays chess well- but how are his bareknuckle skills. That is what putting your plan into action will require.

    I would also like OBama to make it very clear to the Dems that the base is huge problem: easily swayed, undisciplined, lacking dedication. Turnout out was miserable. The Unions are of no use in most of the country now; a new populist base organization is required that links presidential years to midterms in the minds and hearts of the base.

  4. EXFANOFARIANA says:

    Just got it on my FB:

    I Am Truly Thankful For My President

    Millions of dollars & countless man hours have been spent trying to tear him down. What they have yet to realize, is it only strengthens him.

    Abandoned by his father to be raised by a single mom & his grand parents. He worked hard & attended Columbia University. Then Harvard Law, where he was president of the Law Review. Later he began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. He lost his mom to cancer. Then suffered the loss of his grand mother one day before being elected President. Only to be handed one of the worst economic disasters in this nation’s history.
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/…/its-official-president-obam…/

    Faced with an opposing Party bent on stopping his success at all cost. He has endured an onslaught of character attacks, misinformation & hatred. Which started before he even took office. Yet he has shown nothing but dignity, intelligence, & grace through it all. A testament to the dept & strength of his character, and will solidify his place in history as one of this nation’s greatest. He has turned the economy around, saved our auto industry and given us heath care. Something Presidents from both parties have been trying to do since 1912.
    http://www.lovebscott.com/…/rolling-stone-names-president-o…

    He has stood up for women & equality. Gone to bat for our troops & veterans. This POTUS has eliminated those who would threaten our safety. He is now the most respected leader on the world stage. This man not only understands the American dream, he is fighting to defend it. For he has lived it. In fact, Ann’s little boy has grown up to be the embodiment of The American Dream. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama an American hero.
    http://www.politicususa.com/…/president-obama-americans-adm…

    • monicaangela says:

      President Obama will go down in history as a great American, an embattled President, and a contradiction in terms because he has had to do many things I do not believe he would have done if he had been that monarch that the right seems to think he is trying to be. I applaud the successes he has been allowed, grieve with him because of the ignorance that continues to envelope this nation where race is concerned, and will continue to pray for his continued enlightenment when it comes to dealing with his opposition and when he makes decisions for the people of this nation and the world.

      It’s difficult to be a legend in your own time but that is what the President is, a Legend in his own time. He wears it well. Too bad some have to wait for historians to tell the story. I’m so glad I am living in this time so that I can see it for myself. Long live the President of the United States of America, President Barrack Hussein Obama!!!!!!!

    • AdLib says:

      ExFan -- This is the standard political BS after any party loses an election. Remember the GOP “Autopsy” after 2012 and how they concluded they had to appeal to Latinos and women?

      Then after Congress’ session began, right back to racist misogynists. Leopards don’t change their spots and in the case of many anti-Obama Dems this year, skunks don’t change the cowardly stripe going down their backs.

      • EXFANOFARIANA says:

        Neither do skunks change their smell.The GOTP stinks to high sky. I have a weird feeling the vast majority posting on Politico are paid for trolls.Cannot stand the blog.

  5. jjgravitas says:

    I was wondering what would happen if President Obama signed an executive order stating that any states that allow fracking on their land will get NO help from FEMA or the Federal Government if said states find themselves without drinking water due to it being poisoned by the chemicals used in fracking. You break it, you bought it.
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    • AdLib says:

      jjgravitas, I like the concept of making people sleep in the bed they made but after having such a thought, my second thought is about all the Dems and anti-Frackers living in those states who may be a minority but are fighting the good fight or at least on the right side of the issue. They would suffer too if we let a state self destruct because a Repub majority led them into terrible directions.

      Of course, the Federal Government couldn’t pick and choose which states it would or wouldn’t help when a State of Emergency is declared but perhaps there is something to putting them on the hook financially for exceptional aid when it is needed because of destructive decisions a state makes.

    • monicaangela says:

      Wouldn’t it be better if the people of the nation rose up and prevented Fracking in every state? We aren’t powerless you know, we just have to stick together. Some areas in many states have already placed initiatives on the ballot to prevent fracking. I believe citizens in all states would agree to ban fracking if we were only allowed to educate the populace and stop the misinformation and outright lies from corporate America and the MSM.

      • Nirek says:

        Monica, we are fighting fracking here in Vermont. Also a pipeline to NY under Lake Champlain carrying fracked gas.

        • monicaangela says:

          Residents of Athens, Ohio voted overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s election to ban fracking and related oil and gas activity, although there is no fracking well in the city. Similar measures were voted down on Tuesday in Youngstown, Kent and Gates Mills, a village outside Cleveland.

          In Ohio, such measures have passed in Broadview Heights, Mansfield, Oberlin and Yellow Springs. I am hoping that eventually fracking will be banned in the entire state. I believe the citizens of Ohio are awake on this issue. Too bad we have to fight this issue city by city, county by county in whichever way we can.

          I really wish there were a way to place this issue on a ballot that would be voted upon by every voter in the entire state…I’m sure that if it was, it would pass. As a matter of fact, I wish this issue would be placed on the ballot in every state, or even better, that this would become a federal issue and in the 2016 election would be on the ballot for the entire country to vote on. I don’t believe the electorate wants to see fracking in this nation and would bet the issue would pass overwhelmingly.

          • Nirek says:

            Monica, I agree that it should be voted on. However we know there are many people who don’t care about the environment like we do. Gas prices are down and they are saying that it is because of the glut of fracked gas. Fracked gas costs more but it has lowered prices which bothers producers of the stuff.
            Hold on for this ride. There will be lobbying for more gas and oil production and this congress will push through any and all non regulations proposed.

      • EXFANOFARIANA says:

        MA, remember that mofo CEO of a fracking company filing a law suit to ban it from it’s property?

        • monicaangela says:

          I sure do, Rex Tillerson, Exxon CEO joined a lawsuit that cites fracking’s consequences in order to block the construction of a 160-foot water tower next to his and his wife’s Texas home. Strange thing is, Rex Tillerson’s job has been to promote the hydraulic fracking which has enabled the recent oil and gas boom, he is also in charge of fighting regulatory oversight, except of course when the fracking gets too close to his property. LOL!! Corporate hypocrites are precious aren’t they? :)

      • jjgravitas says:

        Monicaangela, you’re right it would definitely be much better if people, the public, just banned fracking altogether before the disasters started happening. I’ve put my idea out there hoping it would float around and get more people to think about how fracking affects the community at large, rather than just the areas where it happens.

    • Nirek says:

      JJ, that would be interesting, but America can’t do such things. It is in America’s DNA to help others, even if they did something stupid to get into a mess.

      • jjgravitas says:

        Yeah, I know, but that’s the rub, isn’t it? The oil companies drill and frack away, causing oil leaks, earthquakes, destroying water supplies and ecosystems, ruining the lives of millions. Then the Feds are required to come in and help fix the disaster, and be criticized if someone decides their assistance is unsatisfactory. And the oil companies? They continue to deposit their profits, maybe pay some fines, maybe set up a foundation to help pay for the damage they’ve caused if it was really big. I guess it’s worth it for the kind of profits you can get from petroleum.

        • Nirek says:

          JJ, don’t take what I say wrong, I agree that fracking is damaging but we can’t let it ruin the water.

          I’m really on your side here.

  6. Fergie1 says:

    And another thing! Boehner said, that his members will move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even if such a bill won’t pass the Senate or be signed by the President. The gall of the man. So he wants to spend more wasted time and money which benefits Americans, on working to repeal the ACA, even though he knows it can’t be done. In a nutshell (pun intended), what does this tell you about how the Republicans are going to proceed.

    Mr. President, don’t waste your time or energy.

    • Nirek says:

      Fergie, sorry but you misspelled “Bonehead”.

    • AdLib says:

      Fergie, what does that tell you about the intelligence of all the voters who claimed they voted for the GOP because they’re frustrated with the government not working for them? They empower the party that has wasted their money and refused to help on any issues confronting Americans…to vote 50 times to repeal the ACA. And should anyone be surprised that we’ve got two more years and probably 50 more votes to repeal the ACA?

      They openly announce they will waste a majority of their time in Congress, passing RW garbage that will never become law. Shame on them and shame on the voters who voted for them for “change”.

  7. Fergie1 says:

    Ad, another brilliant article. I could not agree more. You have said what I hope millions of people are thinking. You have said the things that need to be said and that the PC correct crowd are afraid to say.

    I sincerely hope that The President sticks to his principles, uses his veto and executive order powers. Enough is enough. And if those who were too apathetic and lazy to vote don’t like it, tough titties!

    Oh, I hope that someone in the WH with balls reads your article and passes it on!

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks so much, Fergie! We are definitely on the same page and like you, I hope and think millions of Americans will have Obama’s back as he goes toe-to-toe with the Republicans.

      There is no compromising with those who won’t compromise and seek to harm the majority to benefit the minority. You can define someone by their enemies so Obama should embrace having such enemies.

    • Kalima says:

      Oh Fergie, thank you. Can’t remember the last time I heard “tough titties” but you made me laugh out loud and that’s always something priceless to me. Tough titties indeed, and if they don’t like it, they can lump it.

      It takes a lot to disgust me but these results, the wishy-washy, cowardly Dem campaigns and those doing another 2010 by not bothering to vote, brought the bile to my throat. WTF is wrong with these people?? Are they in a coma?

      • foodchain says:

        Kalima, late to your comment but boy oh boy am I in the same camp. I voted, I contributed to the begging, weak kneed bums running from Obama but I told every one who called that the democrats were giving minorities absolutely no reason to vote; they won’t support the president, they don’t inform voters about their key legislation for women, children and healthcare. How does a base support that and the yet GOP always supports their base. I don’t think I’ve ever been as angry at my party as I have been this season. And with impeachment threats running rampant, I’m not sure what I’ll do if they can’t stand up straight. (Well, it seems frustration is difficult to keep coherent ;-))

      • Fergie1 says:

        Thank YOU Kalima! Your reaction and comment made ME laugh out loud. So I not only thank you for that gift today, but also for your accurate description of the “wishy-washy, cowardly Dems”. You got it……in a coma of denial!

        • Kalima says:

          One good laugh deserves another. :)

          I have friends all over America who have been suffering through Repub legislation in their states, then the voters don’t get off their arses to even vote, therefore making it even tougher for millions. How can you understand that or even reconcile this behaviour? Only thing that makes sense apart from the obvious complacency, is that those people are not suffering as much as their average countrymen and women. I’m alright Jack!!

          • goleafsgo says:

            Kalima, it is hard to understand. Perhaps those who are suffering so much really believe it is their own fault. They have been told so often that they should pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and that if they do not have a job, it is their own fault. The guilt of their circumstances is laid on pretty thick in the election mode media and by local politicians, and from the pulpit. When teapublicans tell them the Dems are taking away jobs; that a minimum wage policy will cost jobs and make retailers raise prices. That a vote for a Dem is a vote to increase unemployment through immigration legislation as those aliens flood the border and take what is rightfully theirs.

            Being uninformed is exactly what makes Teapublicans successful at the polls. These people who are suffering from low wages, no jobs, and fear of a onslaught of immigrants makes people vote against their best interests, because they do not know it is against their best interests.

            Does that make any sense?

            • goleafsgo says:

              Thanks Kalima..for the kind words and for the information.:)

              Take care and hope to see you soon.

            • Kalima says:

              You are too kind, goleafsgo, I read and appreciate your well thought out comments here too and always read them.

              I feel a bit limited sometimes because not being an American, there are some issues I don’t feel comfortable giving my opinion on, but if it is something that is close to my heart, I’ll jump in.

              Shame that because of my time zone I’m not around at the same time as you are, but who knows, we might bump into each other here in the future.

              Thank you for being a part of our community here, and maybe see you soon.

              Yes you are in the right place. If you don’t have a handy reply box, borrow the nearest one above. If they run out, you can continue at the top of the thread giving the name of the person you are replying to. Hope that helps? :)

            • goleafsgo says:

              Thanks for your reply, Kalima. I enjoy reading your comments and have reached the easy conclusion that you are a kind and caring person, so very nice to meet you.

              I am looking forward to President Obama taking on all comers over this next two years…Dems included! And hope 2016 will see the “ME” crowd hit hard.

              Have a wonderful day!

              Not sure if I am replying in the right place.

            • Kalima says:

              Hello goleafsgo, nice to finally meet you.

              Yes the GOPTP has done a grand job of victimising the poor and needy by telling them endless lies about Obama. I don’t hold up much hope of changing many minds when people are not interested in accepting the truth or have hate in their hearts so let people brainwash them instead. It’s just so much easier to be told what to do.

              My real beef is with those who are doing ok, have a job and healthcare but didn’t bother to vote anyway because the plight of others didn’t concern them. Now the President’s job became that much harder, as if his six years so far haven’t been hard enough already. The one thing a person can do to try improve things in government is to vote, and not voting for any reason other than ill health or being dead, is unforgivable.

              I live in a country where I can’t vote because I’m not a citizen but would vote in a heartbeat if I could.

    • pinkpantheroz says:

      AMEN! fergie1. I couldn’t agree more with both adlib and you. Stick it right up ’em!

  8. Beatlex says:

    Great post AdLib! You have a site? Address please!

  9. jjgravitas says:

    I completely support the President and the Democratic Party. I was very busy on Tuesday but I made the time to get to the polls and cast my vote: I was expecting a lot of people due to what I was hearing about the rest of the country. But there were very few people there, and there were no solicitors out front, which I thought was odd. The mood of some of the people there was a bit gloomy, which I didn’t understand until the next day when I heard that voter turnout was so extremely low. Now I never thought of myself as a political junky, I just pay attention. But I never thought that people would care so little as to let the incompetent GOP just take over by default. And make no mistake: the GOP did so well because so many Democrats stayed home.

    • AdLib says:

      jjgravitas, apathy is the eternal enemy of democracy and this week, we saw why. A radical,oppressive minority has grabbed control of the US Congress.

      Unfortunately, people are less equipped to be concerned about what will happen than what is happening. many americans panicked over Ebola even though it clearly wouldn’t affect them or have any impact on their lives yet many were disinterested with this election that could severely harm their lives and futures.

      Right with you in supporting Obama down the line.

    • Sabreen60 says:

      Right there with you jjgravitas. I have faith in President Obama and it has not been shaken. Spandan over at The Peoples View has detailed time and time again out President Obama has outsmarted Boehner and the Republicans. Of course, you never here this in the MSM. I don’t buy into the meme that the President has caved to the Republicans. Pelosi and Reid know how to count votes and so does the President. Sure he’s had to compromise. Name me a president who hasn’t. But the truth is anybody paying attention knows he’s come out with the better of the deals.

  10. Kalima says:

    P.S.

    Just for the record sir, I hug/heart you just the way you are because I know you will do the right thing.


    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, right with you on that and wonderful choice of theme song!

      Future generations will look back in history and scratch their heads over why people didn’t support this remarkable President against such obvious creeps. But then, many Presidents including Lincoln were widely disliked in their time, only to be revered by future generations who assumed they were just as beloved in their time.

      • Kalima says:

        They won’t know what a gem they have had until they lose him and elect someone who will actually do all the things the GOP crazies have accused him of doing. Look around at the world stage and see the leaders that most countries are stuck with, and appreciate what you have instead. America, wake up!

        • EXFANOFARIANA says:

          This song touches my heart DEEPLY,Kalima. My late husband dedicated it to me, asking me to NEVER change.As you might know now, I come from a Diplomat family and, while my parents insisted on same lame excuse whenever they would entertain high dignitaries, they “offered me” to go to off on a shopping spree ,AWAY from the country we were living in -- to avoid my loud mouth and strong-headed opinions..LOLOL. I was always the one who spoke my mind and did not give a shit whether it was Presidents or lesser ones.I was the only girl with 3 brothers who constantly were trying to appease me…Never complied to them.I specifically remember RayGun being the “guest of honor/shit.My mother was adamant I could never join the reception..So here I was ,sent off to Paris with a promise to attend my former Sorbonne Professor -- commie as hell- ahahahahah, and actually enjoyed being there.
          Can I ask to add another song here? Thank you.
          (edited for comprehensible English .Being drunk that night was not funny.)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

          And yes, I’ve had the chance to go tell some third world country dictator, to go “screw” himself…..Sayonara

          • goleafsgo says:

            Wow! Love it. I have three daughters and have always encouraged them to be independent and stand up for what is right. But, third world country dictators have not shown up at our house…although one who dissed the President did, and he was told…Didn’t come back. 😉

            • goleafsgo says:

              Exfanofariana, I raised my kids to be independent, and sensitive to others. Sensitive people are often sought out for hugs and a shoulder to cry on. It does put a load on one’s shoulders, but what better world to live in than one where people care for one another.

              As a Canadian, I feel greatly for those of you in America who are being inundated with negativity and hate towards a President who truly cares for the “People.”

              I am glad to see him stand firm against those who are not so caring…those so-called Christian do-gooders.

              Oh, my…getting too serious for a Sunday morning. Think I will put on some classical music and do some painting.
              As I used to say to my little students…”Have a funny day! 😉

            • EXFANOFARIANA says:

              LOL….But now at 60 years old, I realize it must have been difficult to them.But on the other side, my father was as good at Diplomacy as well as being an anarchist behind the scenes;).But mummy did not take bull from me.
              I congratulate you for having three impeccable daughters.Yet the price we pay for brutal sincerity comes sometimes with a high tag! Have a great one,goleafsgo!

  11. monicaangela says:

    I sure hope he reads that letter on AirForce One as he makes his way to Asia. I also hope he takes your advice and does what you say, and whatever he can through executive order to improve the nation. Sure hope he doesn’t sign TPP into law or allow the new congress to talk him into signing legislation that will allow the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. I also hope he will fight hard to make sure the new republican congress does not do away with the Affordable Care Act Mandate. I guess I hope that during these last two years he decides to stop playing political baseball and using more of his time to think of the many children like the two he has and with them in mind try to work to make sure he does everything in his power to guarantee a better future for that generation and every generation that will follow them.

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks monicaangela, would be cool if he did.

      I too am concerned about the TPP passing, I can imagine Obama doing it to get a major bill passed in his last years and show his bipartisanship but it would be a disaster for Americans and ironically, would be a step towards the U.S. losing sovereignty…which Republicans are supposed to be so hysterical about.

      I can’t imagine him going along with any deterioration of the ACA, that’s his legacy, not worried about that.

      My expectation is that he may attempt bipartisanship at the beginning of the year but after seeing the Republican hubris and defiance, he’ll take them on.

  12. EXFANOFARIANA says:

    I am in AWE of the endless amount of new FB accounts, supporting the President.Really. I’m stunned!

    • AdLib says:

      It’s great to hear, ExFan. Makes sense when you think about it but I hadn’t thought about the boomerang effect of the Repub win until you mentioned this. Now, many Obama and Dem supporters are angry and getting fired up. I can absolutely imagine Dems being more fired up in 2016 than Repubs.

      Let’s keep building this fire up and burn down Republican power in 2016!

      • EXFANOFARIANA says:

        Just to ensure he will read your article, I even fucking printed it and sent it today via UPS to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.I am sure many, many other groups will sprint through to ensure this moment will be here until we take up EVERY house again.


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