dnc, dc

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a DNC meeting in Washington on March 16

…with David Plouffe, who introduced the President

See the full text of the speech here – it’s brilliant. Extracts:

“It is – boy, it is nice to see so many friends in a room. (Laughter.) I live in Washington, so that doesn’t always happen. (Laughter.) But when you gather up so many folks who helped get me where I am today — I am reminded of that story of Abraham Lincoln when he was President. Back then anybody could have — he had office hours. And he’d let people come in and meet with him. And somebody insisted on coming to see him, barged through the door, said to his personal assistant, “I need to see the President. I’m the one who got him elected.” And none of you have done that, of course. (Laughter.)

So the assistant goes in, mentions this to Lincoln. Lincoln looks at his watch — he’s got a little bit of time. He says, “Oh, bring the guy in.” He says, “Sir, I understand you’re the person responsible for getting me elected.” He says, “That’s right.” He says, “Well, I forgive you.” (Laughter.) So I forgive all of you. (Laughter.)

….There are times where Michelle reminds me that I volunteered for this job — (laughter) — because she looks at me and I looked tired. But I’m telling you, I am having an extraordinary time, because there aren’t many moments in our lives where we know that we’re making a difference. And this is one of those moments.

….And my hope is that the same spirit that helped change this country in 2008, that that spirit is still in each and every one of you. Obviously the first time around it’s like lightning in a bottle. There’s something special about it, because you’re defying the odds. And as time passes, you start taking it for granted that a guy named Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States. (Laughter and applause.) It’s not — but we should never take it for granted. And I hope that over the next couple of years, as we’re seeing a lot of you as I travel around the country, I hope that all of you still feel that sense of excitement and that sense of possibility, because we still have so much more to do.

…..I know that sometimes people may get frustrated and think, you know what, Obama is being too nice and we need to get in there and take it to them. (Laughter.) And there will be times where that’s important. But I also think it’s important for us not to lose that spirit that animated us early on, which was to say that we don’t want to just fight the same old battles over and over again. It’s important for us to make sure that we are actually doing the work of changing our politics even as we are changing our policies.

And that’s tough. It makes our job a little bit harder sometimes. But I think it’s absolutely important if we’re going to achieve our goals.”

“Don’t **** with me, okay? Thank you.”

43 Responses to “dnc, dc”

  1. 1 LYNN
    March 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm


  2. 2 collegekay
    March 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Look at his fine ass. That last picture, whew.
    Let’s go campaign 2012! Fired up.

  3. 3 Me4obama
    March 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Oh my GOD, he is fine all the way to 2012. Am ready to go bring it on. But that face is too distractive Mr. President.

  4. 21 Me4obama
    March 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Girrrrl collegekay, No u didn’t cross the line in the sand because it’s on. He is all miiinnneee…… O.K, I will compromise if u back down a little.

  5. 22 P
    March 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    “licks lips” YUMMY!!! Chipsticks that last photo sure do look like he is sayin ‘Don’t f… with me, okay’ lol..but the funny thing is he looks sooooooooooo cute with that ‘don’t f… with me face’ lol i wouldn’t mind him cursing me everyday lmao 🙂 He is so fine ugh damn you Mrs Obama! How can someone love a woman who’s married to the man she would want to be married to lol I love Mrs. O still!

  6. March 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    That smile, that smile, that smile….sigh.

    That’s the one thing that would just make me faint.

  7. March 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Had a bit of a hard day today. I could so do with a Barack Obama hug.

  8. 26 Sue in Minnesota
    March 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    What the what! That last picture is some serious, you can’t touch this!

  9. 27 Sonjia Duncan
    March 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    He has been practicing that look in the mirror. I started this day in a rage I was ready to kick some a–. But, I was home alone so I took it out on my keyboard. I took a shower put on a new blouse and went for a walk. Watch some ducks and came back in.

    I made the mistake of turning on the tv and saw an ad about the horrible no good unions and their leader President Obama. Back to the keyboard to rage again those lying commercials. Folks I am losing my smile. Now I know how the President got that look on the last picture.

    I still love you man.

    • 28 Sue in Minnesota
      March 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Sonjia…we shall overcome.

      This post should bring back your smile. Girls threatening some serious butt kicking. Exptrapolate that sense of loyalty out to the broader population…..we will get through this and will be better for it, in all ways possible.

    • 29 P
      March 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Oh Sonjia cheer up its going to get better. A quote from PBO speech “…There are times where Michelle reminds me that I volunteered for this job — (laughter) — because she looks at me and I looked tired. But I’m telling you, I am having an extraordinary time, because there aren’t many moments in our lives where we know that we’re making a difference. And this is one of those moments.” he’s working hard and the american people will know it! Keep on praying its going to get better don’t let the old talk bring you down!!

  10. 30 Proud of Obama
    March 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    You gals got me rolling on the floor. But I understand. What else can you do but tell the truth? President Barack Obama is just toooooooo fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine for words.

    That last pic is the face he used when he kicked the republicans’ asses at their retreat. Ha. Ha. Good times.

    Look out 2012 campaign. He ain’t playin. Me either, next Saturday I’m participating in OFA training for 2012. Ready to kick much republican butt and give Prez O another four years to finish the damn job.

  11. 31 collegekay
    March 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I honestly can’t imagine a different candidate in 2016. I want President Obama forever. 😦

    • March 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      You know Collegekay, I used to get really depressed at the thoughts of 2016 and Barack Obama no longer being President, but I am 100% convinced he will continue to play a huge role in public life, in a global sense – whether as a ‘roving’ ambassador, head of peace talks somewhere, etc. His love of service will mean he’ll never leave us, I’m certain of that.

      • 33 collegekay
        March 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        That’s true. It’s like how Pres’ Clinton has his philanthropic foundations. That makes me feel better.

        • 34 Theo67
          March 17, 2011 at 3:26 am

          Somehow, I don’t think President Obama will be as conspicuous and camera-hogging as President Clinton when the next President is on the scene (hard to think about). Remember how he refused to offer an opinion during the transition, because he said we only have one President at a time? I don’t think he’ll be offering “advice” to the next president like President Clinton has decided he must do. I think if President Obama needs to give advice to the next president, he’ll do it quietly, behind the scenes, and leave the President with his dignity.

          • 35 hopefruit2
            March 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

            He may not want to be, but the people, the msm and the world will still want him to be up front and center. I mean, how else will Huffnpuff get ratings? How will the PL be able continue their poutrage without inserting Obama’s name into it? How will Michelle Bachman and Co be able to rile up their base without sticking Obama’s name in the middle of their spitches?

            And on the positive side, our Chipsticks, BWD, OFA, etc, would love to see him being a statesman, going around the world, doing good things, chairing good causes, etc..The girls would have grown into lovely young ladies and we would want to know what’s going on with them too!!!

  12. 36 Asher in Boston
    March 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Girls, girls, you have me cracking up. Naughty, naughty girls you all are, but cant blame you. Potus sure is sooooooooo yummy. LOL.

  13. 38 Sonjia Duncan
    March 16, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you, thank you and thank you. All of you have lifted the funk away. I going back to see that sweet baby again and look at all the pictures of that fine man and answer my evening mail. Good Night all.

  14. 39 Audrey
    March 16, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    No need to forgive this supporter President Obama, mine was just one of millions of votes and I have never had a millisecond of regret.
    Ready and fired up for 2012! Thank you President Obama and God bless you!

  15. 40 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Tee-hee…I don’t know much but I know my President is mighty fine & smart. And that may be all I need to know!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  16. 41 Dakota
    March 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    You ladies are giving me the laughs I sorely needed today! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

  17. 42 Eleroy
    March 17, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    President Obama is pure class and smarts!!! He ROCKS!!!

  18. 43 UA Rain
    March 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find video of this event?

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