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Mar
11

to boston and back

President Obama returns to the White House from a trip to Boston where he spoke about education with students at TechBoston before heading to a fundraiser.

At the fundraiser he said, “I was born in Hawaii, what can I say? I can’t change those facts.”


15 Responses to “to boston and back”


  1. 1 Ladyhawke
    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    He is just delicious. I am crazy nuts for that man. I am interested in everything he does. My stomach is always in knots until I know he is safely back home at the White House. Thanks for the update and pics Chipsticks.

    • 2 Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      You’re definitely not alone…

    • 3 Theo67
      March 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      You’re not alone… 🙂

    • 4 Proud of Obama
      March 8, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Ladyhawke, I feel exactly the same. Delicious is exactly the way to describe him. How does he manage to look so good and calm after such a long jammed-packed day? I can’t handle two things. Course I don’t have his quick, sharp mind.

    • 5 collegekay
      March 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

      Ditto Ladyhawke!!

    • March 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

      YES,ME TOO… KRAZY ABOUT #44….MY STOMACH GETS IN KNOTS JUST HEARING ANY NEGATIVE TALK TOWARDS HIM!!!!
      AND I DONT LIKE TO BE CALLED A “FAN”…I AM SOMEONE WHO TRUELY BELIEVES IN THIS MANS HEART AND I CAN FEEL THE GOOD KARMA THAT HE PROJECTS OUT….HE AND THE THE FIRST LADY ARE GOOD PEOPLE…I AM MORE THAN PROUD OF MY 2008 VOTE,AND WILL DO IT AGAIN IN 2012…OBAMA/BIDEN ALL THE WAY!!!

      THIS PRESIDENT IS THE BEST OF ALL OF US!!!!

      • 7 V C prezOfan2
        March 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

        ‘MY STOMACH GETS IN KNOTS JUST HEARING ANY NEGATIVE TALK TOWARDS HIM! AND I DONT LIKE TO BE CALLED A “FAN”… ‘

        Lynn, this is the part of it that I don’t understand about myself because I’ve always been someone to keep my emotions to myself and on an even keel. Now, I’ll be talking calmly to a good friend and though she is a supporter, if she says the wrong thing, my stomach reacts immediately. [Is is something that came through the computer ‘waves’? ;)] I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to take a really deep breath and say to friends (two in particular), ‘In the interests of our friendship, let’s not go there, because you’re ticking me off about things of which you know nothing.’ Part of the problem is that they watch the news nightly and pride themselves on their knowledge, but they ‘have no time’ to read the blogs, while I never watch the news. They are also very opinionated, and condescending, because they listen to ‘different sources’ and are ‘not obssessed’. It’s been a waste of time to try and tell them that their different sources (ABC, NBC, CNN, or whatever) all use the same feed, with exactly the same words and no objective analysis, because they feel that they are intelligent enough to do their own analysis of the presented ‘facts’. Aaaarrggh!!!
        On the other hand, it’s a comfort to know that I’m not the only one who instantly gets uncontrollably riled when the ‘wrong’ thing is said about President Obama. 🙂

  2. 8 Shirley
    March 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Thank God our President Is back safely. I’m so very happy that POTUS can’t change the facts about his place of birth. Hehehe. I guess Hux and others will have to grin and bare It.

  3. 10 Proud of Obama
    March 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hey, Chipsticks think we might get more on what PBO said at the fundraiser?

    • March 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Hiya PoO – here’s a summary from (spit) Politico, will see if I can find a less Teabaggish source (!):

      President Obama addressed a group of 152 Democratic donors at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The walls were lined with enormous original oil portraits from the 16th century and guests are seated around about 24 round tables.

      Obama was introduced by Rep. Ed Markey, who called Obama the “true fulfillment” of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for America.

      In welcoming Nancy Pelosi, Obama called her “someone who’s going to go down as one of the greatest Speakers in our history: Nancy Pelosi.”

      “When the rubble had cleared, when the dust had settled. This country was going through as touch a time economically, as tough a time financially, as any period since the 1930s,” Obama said..

      His administration “had to make a series of quick decisions, and often times unpopular decisions,” Obama said.

      In those times, Obama said, there would have been a temptation to “resort to the expedient.”

      “That’s why when I say, Nancy is going to go down as one of our finest speakers… I mean what I say,” Obama continued.

      “Not only were we able to yank this economy out of the recession,” Obama said.

      “Not only were we able to get this economy going again, that in the last 15 months we’ve seen the economy add jobs…but under Nancy’s leadership we were able to achieve historic health care legislation that over the last 15, 20 years will end up benefiting millions of families across the country… we were able to get “don’t ask, don’t’ tell” repealed,” he continued, adding that Congress expand our investments in clean energy, made the largest investments in infrastructure and the largest investments in education in years.

      “We didn’t just rescue the economy we put it on the strongest footing for the future,” Obama said.

      “And along the way we saved the auto industry and a few other things,” he quipped, to some laughter from the crowd.

      Obama went over a kept promise to end combat in Iraq, and reduce the country’s military commitment in Afghanistan. He said that it was because of leaders like Rep. Steve Israel, Nancy Pelosi, and Ed Markey, that those things were able to happen.

      “Here’s the good news, because of these historic efforts, we are now turning the corner,” Obama said.

      “There will be cases when democratic constituencies aren’t happy with us because we have to rationalize government,” Obama said, responding to criticism about some of his own cuts.

      But he says that government will have to continue investing in education in order to make it possible for kids to receive a good tech based education like the students at TechBoston Academy get every day.

      Obama says that America should not be about the “haves and the have-nots.”

      “That’s not the America that I envision for Malia and Sasha,” Obama said. “And so we’re going to have a lot of work to do.”

      Calling for Democrats and Republicans to put fighting aside, Obama quips: “I was born in Hawaii, what can I say. I can’t change those facts.”

  4. 12 Proud of Obama
    March 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you for this. I’m glad PBO is reminding the democrats what they achieved in just two years.

  5. 13 Kelly
    March 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I love him.

  6. 14 Me4obama
    March 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I wish I was born in Hawaii. I love my president and my Michelle. Love , love, love.

  7. 15 P
    March 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Safe and Sound! A hard day out but sill in all smiles! Michelle and the girls are probably waiting to greet him with open arms. With all ladies in that house PBO probably gets all the attention lol….oh and love from Bo too!! I love this family!!


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