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Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:47 AM

This Is How America Will Remember Barack Obama

A Bond That Will Never Be Broken



George E. Condon Jr.: This Is How America Will Remember Barack Obama

Long after the last partisan battle has been fought over Obamacare, long after Barack Obama has settled into a comfortable post-presidency, and long after the last joke has been made about some Joe Biden verbal misstep, people will remember the moment when the always-in-control president struggled to control his emotions. They will remember the moment when president and vice president embraced in front of the altar and exchanged heartfelt kisses on the cheek. And they will remember how their hearts ached at this intimate glimpse of one family’s pain. In an age when so many political moments are scripted, this was real. In a country whose presidents and vice presidents have rarely been close, this was genuine closeness. In an administration that prides itself on being hip, this was decidedly old-fashioned love.




The funeral at St. Anthony’s was another highly personal moment for the president. White House aides have often tried to persuade reporters that this president and this vice president have a close bond. Just as often, reporters have voiced skepticism, aware of a two-century history of relationships ranging from open enmity to cool indifference between the men in the White House and their vice presidents. But more than six years into the presidency, it may be time to accept the claims as accurate. Even when Biden has misspoken or jumped the gun on positions, aides insist Obama harbored no anger at the vice president. “That’s just Joe being Joe,” they often say. “It’s part of who he is.” They always appreciated Biden’s loyalty and humanity. Saturday was a chance for the president to return that embrace. How he did it will be hard to forget.







http://theobamadiary.com/2015/06/06/a-bond-that-will-never-be-broken/

That second picture, it looks like Joe is consoling Obama as he rests his head on Joe's shoulder.

Tears.

BOG For two men we so admire. They have touched our hearts.

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sheshe2 Jun 2015 OP
Iliyah Jun 2015 #1
MADem Jun 2015 #2
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #3
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #4
Post removed Jun 2015 #6
secondwind Jun 2015 #9
Cha Jun 2015 #47
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #49
Cha Jun 2015 #50
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #51
Cha Jun 2015 #52
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #53
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #54
Cha Jun 2015 #55
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #56
Aristus Jun 2015 #7
treestar Jun 2015 #22
Cha Jun 2015 #10
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #25
Cha Jun 2015 #31
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #33
Cha Jun 2015 #34
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #37
Cha Jun 2015 #43
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #36
Cha Jun 2015 #42
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #44
Cha Jun 2015 #45
steve2470 Jun 2015 #12
MarianJack Jun 2015 #14
brer cat Jun 2015 #16
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #57
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #18
classof56 Jun 2015 #20
Cha Jun 2015 #32
classof56 Jun 2015 #59
Cha Jun 2015 #62
CherokeeDem Jun 2015 #21
BeyondGeography Jun 2015 #26
Richardo Jun 2015 #27
calimary Jun 2015 #28
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #35
Cha Jun 2015 #46
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #48
Hekate Jun 2015 #5
Aristus Jun 2015 #8
Cha Jun 2015 #11
yeoman6987 Jun 2015 #41
ucrdem Jun 2015 #13
MarianJack Jun 2015 #15
yeoman6987 Jun 2015 #40
brer cat Jun 2015 #17
classof56 Jun 2015 #19
MBS Jun 2015 #23
treestar Jun 2015 #24
calimary Jun 2015 #29
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #30
3catwoman3 Jun 2015 #39
MBS Jun 2015 #58
yeoman6987 Jun 2015 #38
mcar Jun 2015 #60
Hutzpa Jun 2015 #61

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:01 AM

1. K & R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:35 AM

2. Superb and heartfelt... nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:40 AM

3. Thank you, MADem.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:44 AM

9. Same here... wow

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Response to secondwind (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:07 PM

47. Aloha secondwind.. we have the jury results for NBachers hide.. hope you don't mind if I post them

here..

On Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:14 PM an alert was sent on the following post:
>
> Fuck you, dickhead.
> http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1102&pid=29484
>
> REASON FOR ALERT
>
> This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.
>
> ALERTER'S COMMENTS
>
> Really? Is that necessary on DU to another DUer? No.
>
> JURY RESULTS
>
> You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:29 PM, and the Jury voted 4-3 to HIDE IT.
>
> Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
> Explanation: Enthusiast is, in fact, a total fucking jerk. But the truth is not a defense in this case.
> Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
> Explanation: Normally I would say "hide it" considering the language used. But the message he/she was responding to was the inappropriate one. Totally uncalled for considering the circumstance.
> Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
> Explanation: No explanation given
> Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
> Explanation: unwarranted personal attack
> Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
> Explanation: No explanation given
> Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
> Explanation: Oh, how I would love to say this to a couple of select DUers, but no, that's not how we roll here, so: Hide.
> Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
> Explanation: The OP is about a funeral for an incredible man, the response is somewhat warranted. I wouldn't have worded it as strongly but the poster Enthusiast is out of line here, and the concern troll is starting to show through.
>
> Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

Beau~RIP

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Response to Cha (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:21 PM

49. Astonished that NBachers got a hide and Enthusiast's post is still out there

flapping in the wind.


I wonder (as I mentioned below) if there is some way for a poster once banned from a group, to sill self delete.

I might take that question to ATA if no one else knows the answer.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #49)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:25 PM

50. No, if someone is blocked they can't get in to self-delete. The time to do that would have

been before.

The post is a shame but it's on him.. says everything about him and nothing about President Obama.

Beau~RIP

Mahalo Raine~

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Response to Cha (Reply #50)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:42 PM

51. I took it to ATA.

I suspect you might right and I'll get the same answer as the admins, but GDIA, I would really like to see this post self deleted.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #51)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:46 PM

52. Good on you.. get it out there!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #49)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 01:52 AM

53. I alerted on Enthusiast's post

I was told I was the second alert.

No answer.

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Response to Cha (Reply #47)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 02:15 AM

54. Wow

The alert.

"Really? Is that necessary on DU to another DUer? No."


Here is the post by

Enthusiast (39,816 posts)
4. Not me.

I'll remember Looking forward, the TPP, extending the Bush tax cuts and the Catfood Commission.



My response?

Is that necessary at a funeral for Biden's son? The man is burying his second child. Our Democratic VP and President ridiculed with glee, while a beloved son is buried.
You came into our group to dump yor crap. How would you feel if I came into the Bernie group and did the same?

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #54)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 02:20 AM

55. Good point, she.. how would they feel if you came in and dumped on them.. the difference is you

wouldn't. Too much class. Too bad about those who are so mean spirited with a big ol Bernie flag.. I think Bernie would be disgusted.

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Response to Cha (Reply #55)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 02:29 AM

56. I believe you are right Cha!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:42 AM

7. Bad form.

In some other forum, please. Not this one.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:56 AM

22. Yeah really. On a thread about the funeral of Beau Biden

And in the BOG.

And he'll probably whine in GD about being banned.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 03:14 AM

10. Who cares what you think? You have no decency or class.

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:37 PM

25. Thank you for taking out the trash...

While I was sleeping, Cha.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:44 PM

31. NO problem.. when I see trash in the BOG I take it out.. just glad I saw it.

It was especially despicable.

she

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:50 PM

33. I saw the ban when I got up.

I was racing to work. Two others alerted me by mail.

Yes it was despicable. I would say more, yet even the groups are not protected from malicious alerts.

Hugs Cha.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:10 PM

34. I knew you would.

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Response to Cha (Reply #34)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:45 PM

37. It was an ugly post to wake up to Cha.

I only had 10 minutes for a quick response.

A son died. Two men sharing the grief and so much pain. The second picture, it really looks like Obama is resting his head on Biden's shoulder. The grief is mutual. Biden is consoling him. That picture makes my heart break.

Thank so very much Cha.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:54 PM

43. President Obama and VP Biden will be remembered for just such moments in history .. by

people who are capable of seeing the whole forest and what capable, caring leaders they are.

Those who have nothing but ignorant pot shots even on a grieving thread will be lost in the heap of the dust bin pile of history. Sad really.

Mahalo to you, she~

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:39 PM

36. Thank you

I absof8ckinglutely am astonished that THIS post was allowed to stand a jury.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:49 PM

42. Oh, it was sent to a jury?

Unfortunately, I'm not surprised, Raine.. Course the jury is a crap shoot. could have been people with heart on that one.

But, he got Blocked from the BOG.. and got told exactly what kind of person he is.. won't be anywhere near this place again.

Beau

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Response to Cha (Reply #42)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:54 PM

44. I tried to alert it myself, and got the message that it was already alerted on.

Totally without respect for the PResident, the vice president and his family.

Beau

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #44)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:56 PM

45. Thank you, Raine~

Beau

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 03:47 AM

12. really bad form

You could have said that in GD, but no, you had to say it in BOG.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 06:54 AM

14. Take this somewhere else!

Wrong place, wrong subject, wrong forum.

If I were to put what I'm thinking into print here, it'd be hidden 7-0 by a jury, so you can just fill in the blanks.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 07:23 AM

16. Are you so depraved that you must crap on this thread?

You have ample opportunity in GD to spout your hatred. To come into a protected group, join a beautiful thread, and take a dump is simply vile. You should apologize to sheshe and delete this comment.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 02:42 AM

57. We are not allowed

a moments beauty anymore brer cat. Not one moment. We MUST be as miserable as they are.

To hell with them.

I am not going there. I will not sink to there level.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:02 AM

18. How low will DU sink?

We know how low you have sunk. A memorial thread for Beau Biden. Two men sharing grief.

You felt the need to come into our group and trash it. I sincerely hope that no one in your life has ever treated you with such disrespect at a time that you have lost a loved one. I really am at a loss for words.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:54 AM

20. I'm tempted to ask, What would Bernie think about your ugly post in this forum?

Instead I'll just say--Shame on ya!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:46 PM

32. I think Bernie would be heartbroken at the way

some of his supporters are campaigning for him on the internet.

classof56

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Response to Cha (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 11:31 AM

59. In gratitude, Cha

Hugs and blessings to you!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #59)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 06:21 PM

62. Blessings to you, classof56~

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:26 AM

21. Reminiscent of someone with no heart....

Lack of compassion is a horrible way to exist....

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:41 PM

26. Soulless

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 08:50 PM

27. way to go, senator cruz

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Response to Richardo (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:02 PM

28. Ouch!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:37 PM

35. I am removing the text of this post — the person self deleted.

Last edited Mon Jun 8, 2015, 09:21 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:57 PM

46. Oh yes, another Sanders supporter doing him so proud on DU.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:09 AM

5. "On my word as a Biden," said the president, after explaining how he had become a member...

...of that family, and pledging to be there for them.

Only a heart of stone could fail to be moved by the genuine love between those men and their families.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:43 AM

8. I don't have the words...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 03:16 AM

11. For his Love, Compassion, and Caring.. for many many other fine qualities.

President Obama is an amazing President and he chose a wonderful leader in Joe Biden to be his VP.. so glad I am alive when this happened.

Thanks for the poignant pics of President Obama and VP Biden, she~ Their respect and love for each other is palapble Beau RIP~

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:47 PM

41. A great president!

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 04:11 AM

13. Heartbreaking.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 06:57 AM

15. VP Biden is AGAIN...

...living every parent's WORST nightmare.

All the best to him and the rest of the Biden family!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:46 PM

40. Yes it is the worst nightmare.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 07:28 AM

17. Thank you, sheshe.

This is a moment for the ages.

Love them, and love you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:49 AM

19. Sheshe, can't thank you enough for this post.

Once again, here come the tears. Words can't express the sorrow I feel for the vice president, the gratitude I have that Barack Obama is our president, and the wonder at the way they care for each other. What a fortunate nation we are. How sad that there are those who are incapable of appreciating how we've been blessed by both of them.

And as always, you are a true blessing to me and all of DU.

Hugs and peace.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:58 AM

23. These are true friends

Yes, there are lot of fake politicians doing fake things, but NOTfrom these too.
Here are two real friends, sharing a moment of real shared grief, and deep, shared emotion.
A testimony to both of them.
And President Obama's eulogy was superb, for the same reason: eloquent, true, and from the heart.
President Obama is a class act, and anyone who sees differently, well, those folks surely don't see much of anything else.

If you compare Obama and Biden at the funeral with any of the Republican so-called presidential candidates , it's shall we say, a stunning contrast.

Very proud of, and moved by, my president yesterday.




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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:59 AM

24. I had a feeling they were pretty close friends

Now we know for sure. Very touching.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:23 PM

29. Very proud of this classy team.

Now THERE is real class. Genuine. Authentic. Understated. Warm. Compassionate.

Makes me want to check my posture, and make sure I'm standing up straight. I love and respect these gentlemen, fathers, sons, husbands, brothers-from-another-mother. They truly make a FINE team. World-class. And there's such a tangible warmth between them. You can tell they feel they're in this great work together and that they respect and care about each other - as men, as professionals, as executives, as public servants, and certainly as friends. Possibly the best such team America has had in a very long time. Totally genuine, each of them/both of them.

We are lucky, as a nation. We are VERY well-served with this particular management team in place. I'm gonna miss it when it's over.

Thanks for posting this, sheshe2 - just another wonderful assemblage!

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 09:30 PM

30. Thank you so much for your response, calimary.

They have both changed our life for the better.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:46 PM

39. Indeed they have.

To riff on VP Biden's post ACA comment, they are each the real deal.

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 11:19 AM

58. + 1000 n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:45 PM

38. Nice.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 12:55 PM

60. Heartbreaking

And at the same time, beautiful.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 01:43 PM

61. I can't believe Beau is gone.

What a guy.

A man that could have become a top democrat like his father has been taken away from us.


May His Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.

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