Thursday Open Thread: President Obama, Vice-President Biden And Senator Tim Kaine Speak at the Democratic National Convention

The President, Vice-President and the 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee spoke at the DNC Convention last night.

President Obama Silhouette

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113 Responses to Thursday Open Thread: President Obama, Vice-President Biden And Senator Tim Kaine Speak at the Democratic National Convention

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      From a Shirley Chisholm campaign flyer:

      “In this era of expensively pre-packaged politicians, Shirley Chisholm confronts the American public as a candidate Unbought and Unbossed.”

  1. Liza says:

    Is Hillary speaking now? She can miss me.

    I feel that this is a stolen nomination, that Bernie Sanders and his supporters have been treated with unprecedented hatred and disdain and disrespect by the Democratic Party, and that Bernie was basically robbed.

    What would have happened if this were a fair fight?

    Well, the superdelegates were going to give it to Hillary, that was always the plan.

    So, it’s official, the die hard Democrats got their nominee and she will most likely be the next president. I feel absolutely NOTHING for this so called historic moment.

    Sorry, but I just don’t think that this is one of those things that will “work out fine.”

    • Liza says:

      I’ve been watching Hillary without sound. Her facial expressions are absolutely horrible, especially the look in her eyes.

      She is devoid of humor, always has been.

  2. rikyrah says:



    a few seconds ago

    Imma have Morgan narrate my life.
    “He is putting on his socks.”
    “He’s brushing his hair, ever do slight..because its it’s good enough.”
    “This n¡gga is about to have a coffee.”

  3. rikyrah says:

    @LEBassett 38m38 minutes ago Manhattan, NY
    Just interviewed a gay man, a Sikh man & a black woman on the DNC floor. They all said they’re afraid of having a president who hates them.

  4. Khizr Khan to Donald Trump: Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States. “You’ll see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed NOTHING.”




  5. rikyrah says:


    Will you add Mr. Khan to your post about Rev. Barber?

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Mercy Rule

    …By the time a hero astronaut had introduced his wife, a hero congresswoman, it was over.

    By the time a Marine and a Navy man had both validated Hillary Clinton’s Commander-in-Chief card, it was over.

    But then came Uncle Joe Biden, roaring out on his Harley and red-white-and-blue jumpsuit, whipping his Ray Bans off and and leading the crowd in a rousing chorus of “USA!USA!”.

    And then the Invisible Hand of the Marketplace made itself manifest in the person of Michael “No Labels” Bloomberg. And the Invisible Hand was swinging a 100 foot Vorpal Sword with which he proceeded to gleefully lay about the Terrible Orange Jabberwocky:

    One, two! One, two!
    And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

    Then came Tim “Martin Minivan Buren” Kaine who made us all scrambled eggs and cracked us up with his goofy-dad Donald J. Trump impressions while cheerfully name-checking…
    Social Justice
    The Nobility of public service
    and the United States Marine Corps.
    It was over. It was over. It was so over.

    And then the sweetest, funniest, feistiest Gold Star Mom and school board member straight from Frank Capra central casting in the world walked up to the microphone to introduce her president. The speech that President Obama delivered after her introduction is already being translated into every language on Earth, shared on every media site and will be studied by school kids on our Martian colonies a century from now, so since you can find it anywhere (and rightly so) let us instead give the floor of this tiny blog to Mrs. Sharon Belkofer of Rossford, Ohio:

    …It was over. It was already so over.

    And then President Obama delivered what I can best describe as the “Morning In America” speech Abraham Lincoln might have given at the end of his second term had a radical Christian white supremacist not cut him down in one of the greatest acts of domestic terrorism in American history.

    Day Three of the DNC was, collectively, the most comprehensive political beat-down I have ever seen….

  7. Rev. William Barber: Jesus was “a brown skinned Palestinian Jew.”

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Rev. William Barber’s DNC speech:

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Rev. William Barber:

      In this season when some want to harden and stop the heart of our democracy, we are being called like our foremothers and fathers to be the moral defibrillator of our time. We must shock this nation with the power of love. We must shock this nation with the power of mercy. We must shock this nation and fight for justice for justice for all. We can’t give up on the heart of our democracy. Not now. Not ever.

      And so I stop by here tonight to ask – Is there a heart in this house? Is there a heart in America? Is there somebody that has a heart for the poor? and a heart for the vulnerable? Then stand up. Vote together. Organize together. Fight for the heart of this nation. And, while your fighting, sing that old hymn:
      “Revive us again.
      Fill each heart with Thy love
      May each soul be rekindled with fire from above.
      Hallelujah, Thine the glory.

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Rev. Barber says that when religion is used to camouflage meaness, we know we have a heart problem in America.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Tony Schwartz@tonyschwartz

    Trump now says he was joking re: Russia. Here’s what I know: he doesn’t joke. He is humorless. What he does is lie when he gets in trouble.

  11. Ametia says:

    Hillary ClLI-IN’ UH UH UH. Speakers be working overtime at DNC

  12. Angelar says:

    Loved this article about the First Lady!


    Michelle Obama, who provided us with our purest moment of levity last week, provided us with our purest moment of sanity last night. She also delivered the night’s most inspiring message. The Obamas have been a bittersweet presence in this campaign season—a poignant reminder, for the many of us who love and admire them, that while we duke it out to choose their successors, the family currently occupying the White House cannot be surpassed. Michelle Obama has been the ultimate flotus—funny, wise, wholehearted, down to earth, even in the moments when we’ve suspected that she wouldn’t mind some privacy or freedom…………

  13. Angelar says:

    As you can see I’m all about the First Lady today!

    Michelle Obama Cam Newton NickeldeonCOURTESY OF NICKELODEON
    JULY 27, 2016 | 03:31PM PT

    First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in a new episode of Nickelodeon’s “All In With Cam Newton.” The episode will follow Cam Newton taking 10-year-old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House in Washington, D.C. to meet the First Lady herself. The episode will air July 29 at 8 p.m.

  14. Angelar says:

    Michelle Obama and Nick Offerman get fit for ‘Funny or Die’
    Hoai-Tran Bui, USATODAY 12:21 p.m. EDT July 27, 2016
    Michelle Obama has been on a roll.

    After delivering a lauded speech at the Democratic National Convention and absolutely slaying “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the first lady made us potentially love her more by participating in the ultimate sign of pop culture renown: showing up in a Funny or Die video.

    The comedy website’s Instagram account posted a picture from Obama’s Snapchat of her filming the video with former Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, decked in purple and pink neon tights and looking like they’re about to get physical.

    The video was taped at the White House Tuesday in honor of the 60th anniversary of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, according to the White House. The video will also feature Megan Mullally, who will hopefully be wearing equally bright neon tights.

    Funny or Die and the White House have not confirmed when the video will be released.The comedy website’s Instagram account posted a picture from Obama’s Snapchat of her filming the video with former Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, decked in purple and pink neon tights and looking like they’re about to get physical.

  15. Angelar says:


    “White Loan Officer Tweets Racist Comment About Michelle Obama and Here’s What Happened to Her”

  16. Ametia says:

    Nancy Pelosi is having challenges reading the teleprompter this evening.

  17. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    A civil rights song from the sixties that is still needed today:

    • Liza says:

      I saw this earlier today. Has the DOJ noticed that people are concerned about what seems to be a low number of prosecutions in civil rights violations cases and no prosecutions in high profile cases?

  18. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    SG2, I am glad you tweet this:

  19. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    The reporter needs to be fired.

  20. #WhiteSupremacy brutalize, maim and kill then sue because you dared to seek justice against them.

    • Liza says:

      Let their stupid asses sue. It just draws more attention to the FACT that they have, so far, gotten away with murder. And they will lose their lawsuit.

  21. Angelar says:

    “..Late last night on CNN Tonight, political commentator Angela Rye took part in a panel with conservative correspondent Kayleigh McEnany to discuss Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination as the first major-party female presidential candidate. And because many of us were already tucked into our beds by 1:30 a.m., we missed the sight of Rye’s eyes rolling into the back of her head at the sound of McEnany describing all of the great works to which Donald Trump has committed his life…….”

  22. Bacon, scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits, gravy and coffee. Mmmmmm..

  23. Ladies, you’ve got mail.

  24. Liza says:

    Yale Places Gag Order on Corey Menafee, Who Broke Racist Window
    JULY 27, 2016 HEADLINES

    And in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University has placed a gag order on dishwasher Corey Menafee, who broke a stained-glass window depicting smiling enslaved Africans carrying bales of cotton. Menafee broke the window in Yale’s residential dorm Calhoun College, named after former Vice President John C. Calhoun, one of the most prominent pro-slavery figures in American history. Yale fired Menafee. He was also charged with felony mischief. But after widespread condemnation of Yale’s actions, the charges were formally dropped, and Menafee was offered his job back. But Menafee’s agreement with Yale now prohibits him from speaking about his case. Earlier this month, Manafee spoke to Democracy Now!

    Corey Menafee: “You know, it’s a picture—it was a picture that just—you know, as soon as you look at it, it just hurts. You feel it in your heart, like, oh, man—like here in the 21st century, you know, we’re in a modern era where we shouldn’t have to be subjected to those primitive and degrading images.”

  25. Liza says:

    Sounds like the Democrats had a great night at the convention thanks to POTUS. I didn’t hear the speeches, I’ll listen to them later today.

    Well, sorry to be the fly in the butter milk, but at the end of the day, the nominee is Hillary Clinton.

    After the election, I’m changing my voter registration to unaffiliated. If the Democrats want to get rid of the superdelegates and learn how to run fair and unbiased presidential primaries and keep wretched little power seekers like DWS out of their leadership, they might see me again. Otherwise, I guess I’ll die as an unaffiliated.

    I’ve said many times that folks would see the two Obama Administrations as an oasis in a desert. I still believe that.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  27. Morning! I’m not feeling anything good about it because I’m pretty ticked off…

    Bitchass Harry Reid

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