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President Obama at a Gen44 fundraiser event at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, April 21

….at the Gen44 fundraiser event at Sony Studios


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  1. 1 DreamChaser57
    April 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Chipsticks – I have sound! Just a heads up.

  2. 3 Theo67
    April 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Excellent! Thanks for posting this. I was stuck in LA traffic this afternoon, so I missed seeing AF One land, but did get a chance to see Marine One do a turn right over my head and touch down in Culver City – and I saw six (!) marine helicopters around LAX. Very exciting – but glad we can watch this event online.

  3. 4 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Oh I love this- the kids are singing a song titled: I just want to shine like Barack Obama.

    • 5 sherijr
      April 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      I’ve missed all the townhalls this week – this is the first event I’ve had the time/chance to see.. thanks to you Ms. Chips- so thank you!!! for posting this and letting me know, and luckily I tuned in just in time.

      I am so jazzed about this election, frankly I believe if we all get involved- not only will POTUS win again he will win HUGE. We will have to work hard, leave no stone unturned, but we are capable and able to make that effort I believe. This election is OURS to WIN imo.

      • 6 sherijr
        April 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

        oops wanted to add: the media is our biggest foe imo, and thus your blog Chips, all the other blogs listed here are going to be so important in all of us working together to get out the facts. The facts will win as long as we are the media.

      • April 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

        Fired up? Ready to goooooooooooo!!!

        πŸ˜‰

        • 8 sherijr
          April 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm

          Damn straight Fired UP πŸ˜‰

        • 9 Dorothy Rissman
          April 22, 2011 at 12:45 am

          Oh My God. Chips, this is amazing. Thank you so much. thank you so much. I feel so indebted to you and the hard work you do to bring us this fabulous president of ours.

  4. 10 bjw2
    April 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Hey looks like I’m right on time!

  5. 11 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Guys am freaking out can’t get the live at stream. Please can u live blog?

    • 12 Theo67
      April 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      They’re still playing music and there’s a singer on right now – I think his name is Jason Morales. Very good.

    • 13 bjw2
      April 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Me4obama, as soon as you you probably need to check for updates to run livestream applications. I have found that sometimes this solves the problem.

    • 14 lisa
      April 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Hey Me4Obama, are you still unable to live stream? Just a few quick questions, did you go to CNN and try to get it from there? when I first tried from the link Ms. CHips provided, I couldn’t get it, but once I got to CNN in the middle left hand side, there’s a link that says PBO’s LA fundraiser. I don’t know if that’s helpful. But if it’s not, I’lkl def. live blog.

  6. 15 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Oh how sweet this guy sings, just lovely.. does anyone know which one is Jason Moran (sp?)?

  7. 17 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    So the president hasn’t started talking yet?

  8. April 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚ I am truly lovin this. And he just talked about a new Love Movement. I think the celebrities have something BIG this time around to draw the young people in to vote Democratic.

  9. 20 bjw2
    April 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Oh Goodness I’m luving this music.

  10. 21 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Am so jealous I can’t get the video on my Ipad, tell me more, what’s he saying? Fired up ready to go?

    • 22 lisa
      April 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      okay, sorry, just read your post that you’re using an Ipad, I tried to log on with my ipod, but couldn’t bc apple doesn’t have flash player which is necessar for most videos. Okay, well now there’s like intermission music while they clear up the stage in preparation for the prez. They’re no playing “Dance to the Music.”

  11. April 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    A new song called rescue just for President Obama. Because we need to rescue him, and have his back. Oh this is so great.

  12. 24 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Well this young man is just the total package isn’t he.. activist for smart causes, beautiful music maker, owns an avacodo farm (love me some avacados!) cute.. and supports our President big time. Ladies of the younger persuasian- this is another fine reason to get involved politically πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    • April 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      You know, I’m going through a seriously serious avocado phase in my life – I read somewhere that no matter how unhealthy my diet and lifestyle, if I ate a couple of avocados a week I’d have the body of an Olympic athlete (well, possibly that of an overweight shot-putter).

      So, yes, I love this guy too!

    • April 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Yes they was so good. I remember all the love connections that happened during the 2008 campaign it was so much fun for everyone. I also remember the Repugs party and convention was so dry compared to ours. If anyone can ignite the fire that is needed for this election it is President Obama. He still got it. πŸ™‚

      • 33 sherijr
        April 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm

        Agree totally with you Brezzy- he is our Uniter in Chief.. and I remember that republican convention- so full of hate via Ms. Palin and her attack on us/ community organizers and Barack Obama. What a sad bunch.. and remember our convention.. love, unity between Hillary and Barack.. the Biden family.. Its hard to believe any American would still vote republican at this point.

  13. 34 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    wooo thanks just got in. *throws hands up and shouts* πŸ˜€

  14. 35 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Finally I can watch it on my laptop. The music is great. Am thre in love and spirit.

  15. 37 lisa
    April 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    they’re playing “shout” and the audience is dancing. it’s so cute πŸ˜‰

  16. 38 lisa
    April 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    it’s like a concert, i never realized that. they’re playing “Celebrate Good Times”

  17. 39 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I wish the camera would pan back on that handsome guy in the purple bow tie. *fans self*

  18. 40 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THEY SURE ARE CELEBRATING IN LA……

    WOW. I wish I was there…heheheee But I am just as excited…dancing around like a fool….lol

    We love you Mr. PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. 41 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    lol @ Kelly….He is cute…

  20. 42 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    CHIP…I can hug you forever…If it wasn’t for this site…I wouldn’t know this was going on…forget about dinner….that has to wait…

    Thank you Thank you

  21. 43 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I want my president to come out and do some break dancing. This music is so moving. The ultimate choice for my inner liberal.

  22. 49 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Don’t stop believing people. Fired up.

  23. 50 Bobfr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    They are having so much fun!!! and this is April, 2011 – can you just imagine Oct 2012 :)))

    Did you see the gal with two mobile phones, one on each ear, talking and dancing and so happy to be there obviously – and probably rubbing it in that her friends weren’t πŸ˜‰

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.MORE.TOGETHER.

  24. 51 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I SEE JAMIE FOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!

  25. 52 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Jamie fox.

  26. 53 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    And Jamie Foxx is always adorable imo.

    • 54 Bobfr
      April 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      4 more years; 4 more years …. go, Jamie, go …. he’s back there being ‘smooth’ …. Jamie is so much fun and so dedicated and ‘we need to complete separating things; we need to bring things together ….’

  27. 55 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Speak truth Mr. Foxx.

  28. 56 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Four more years.

  29. 57 collegekay
    April 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    4 more years!

  30. 58 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Tonight is gonna be a good night. Yea baby! Fired up.

  31. 59 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    LET HIM FINISHHHHHHHHH 4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!1

    FIRED UP READY TO GO!!!!

  32. 60 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Oh the young children. Bless their patient souls.

  33. 61 lisa
    April 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    seriously…..the wait is killing me. I can’t imagine what it’s like being in the audience πŸ˜•

  34. 62 desraye
    April 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I hope the president is not interrupted tonight.

  35. 63 louc1
    April 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hey everyone! Who is the guy in the cap and the other one in the hat they keep showing?

  36. 68 DreamChaser57
    April 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    What a personal and moving story Jaime shared about his sick friend….wealth and health can be so fleeting. It’s important that we do not shun and abandon the poor, feeble, ignorant, and elderly…….

    JUMP!!! (kewl music)

  37. 69 lisa
    April 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    the room must be pretty hot. I see quite a few people fanning themselves. re: desraye, I hope he’s not interrupted tonight to

  38. 70 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I hope CNN doesn’t cut this before it ends…I can’t never trust them…(keeping my finger crossed)

    • 71 DreamChaser57
      April 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      Kasai – your suspicions have proven true, it abruptly stopped for me and others….. is this an accident?

  39. 72 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    OMGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! My president is beautiful *shaking and crying right now*

  40. 73 Bobfr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    He’s ON!!!!!

  41. 74 LOL
    April 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    A little off topic..this has got to be the funniest comment/made for bumper sticker stardom I’ve seen in a while.

    Trump-Palin 2012
    “You’re Fired- I quit”

  42. 76 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    POTUS !

  43. 77 lisa
    April 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    how funny is it that my feed just froze? I’m about to kill this computer

  44. 79 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    ..and he loves us back πŸ˜‰

  45. 80 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    OH hell it stopped for me. gotta reboot.

  46. 81 DreamChaser57
    April 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Oh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I lost my connection and I waited so long for the president to come on. Shoot! Maybe I should not have tried to refresh – the video appeared stuck, and was not buffering. Oh well

  47. 82 louc1
    April 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Mine says no longer availiable

  48. 83 desraye
    April 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    CNN cut the feed.

  49. 86 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    This is crazy, of all times, it froze now. Dam it.

  50. 87 DreamChaser57
    April 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    How disappointing …………why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????, the inhumanity

  51. 88 Anne in Tn
    April 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Try again. It is not frozen on my Mac.

  52. 90 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Try this link folks, its still working for me:

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=4

  53. 91 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    well dang I thought it was cause I had a bunch of windows open. f u CNN!

  54. 93 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    It’s working for me….

  55. 94 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    F U CNN. Going to bed mad as hell. I know chipsticks will have the exciting clips tomorrow. Good night O family. Good night Mr. President.

  56. 96 kelly
    April 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    So why the people that can see it ain’t updating what’s going on? why so crickets? 😦 *sigh* I will have to wait for video clips tomorrow.

    • 97 louc1
      April 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      The President is going over all of his many accomplishments the last two years! He says we have more change to make and protect the ones we made.

    • 99 P
      April 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      He’s spoke about all the things he did to improve the economy after its worst condition since the great depression…rite nw he is speaking about cutting spending on a no of things and not cutting on things like education etc…the speech is really good!!

  57. 101 P
    April 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Did I tell you all that I love President Barack Obama? Fired Up Ready to Go!!! 2012 is OBAMA/BIDEN Year!!!! Who is with me?

  58. 104 Diamond
    April 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Those of you having problems. Try going to CNN again. I just tuned in and I’m listening right now. PBO is talking about all the changes he has brought and protecting those changes.

  59. 105 louc1
    April 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    He looks good not tired but he sounds a little hoarse – guess he’s been telling the truth all day today and yesterday- so his voice is tired. It’s a shame none of the Dems can help him out and tell the success story along with him. Some one just fainted! Our calm President has it under control!

  60. 106 Bobfr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Oh, did the Republicans make it sooooo easy for President Obama to kick their butts from here to the very edges of the universe. And, he’s kicking it and kicking it and kicking it ….

  61. 107 louc1
    April 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I love how he is telling us about his vision of America. The America he wants for Malia and Sasha! Go head Mr. President!!!

  62. 108 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Talking now about the duality of America.. our individualism and looking out for our neighbor, being our brother’s keeper.. doing what he does best imo.. talking about how we are not an island and that we need to help one another- its who we are.. “our vision” ” a vision of a big America” an ambitious America.. talking about how some (republicans) think small on what America is and can be.

    Egad he is smart.. he really speaks to the soul of us. To the good in us. Whether we came via the Rio Grande, Ellis Island.. or slave ships- we are ALL in this TOGETHER. LOTS of applause.

  63. 109 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Talking about compromises he’s made and how folks may have not been entirely happy. He’s being very funny.

  64. 110 louc1
    April 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    YES WE CAN!!!!

  65. 111 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    He really is the very best kind of leader.. so optimistic and kindly towards us all, toward this country that imo can be so darn ignorant and nasty. He is A truly good soul who ain’t no fool.

  66. 113 sherijr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Ends with YES WE CAN !

  67. 114 Bobfr
    April 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This is going to be a GREAT 18 months folk – the best in my entire 64 years and the best in the history of this Nation.

    And, it’s because of ALL OF YOU!!!

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.MORE.TOGETHER!

  68. 117 lisa
    April 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    ok, I give up. I’ve tried everything, nothings working. Im gonna drown my sorrows in some Family Guy and cheese puffs 😦

  69. 121 mtmarilyn
    April 21, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I wasn’t able to watch so thank all of you for the commentary. I can’t wait to see the videos tomorrow. Our wonderful POTUS is so Fired up and Ready to go. The Repubs are history!

  70. 122 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I loved the part that when he said” I do it because it makes him feel enriched or something similar…and that he wants hsi daughters to feel the same…What a Man…I swear I have no idea…to why all America isn’t behind him…it puzzles me

  71. 127 Kasai
    April 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    * I meant his daughters

  72. 128 anniebella
    April 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    That Jackie Wilson song sounds pretty good. Your love keep lifting me higher. We have to be there for this President. He is going to need all of us. Donating,volunteering, talking to that family member or friend who never voted before, or who voted for President Obama in 2008, but is not satisfied with the way things are. Who maybe sitting on the fence.We have to talk to them. Let them know what is at stake. We have to do whatever it takes, we have to be ready to go to battle. Because we want four more years, President Obama and VP Biden . Are you guy fired up, ready to go? Then let’s get going. OBAMA/BIDEN..2012.

  73. 130 Lovepolitics2008
    April 21, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Very good speech. He’s so inspiring when he talks about his vision for America. And his message is so positive, so devoid of pettiness.

    If there is any justice in this world, this exceptional president will be reeclected in a landslide.

  74. 131 Lovepolitics2008
    April 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Another comment… what I find fascinating is his argument about raising taxes for the wealthiest americans. He doesn’t use vindictive language, demeaning language, confrontational language. No. He makes a moral argument and a patriotic argument in the most gentle, gemnerous, positive, uplifting way. And he personalises it: “it makes me feel good to see this couple of seniors walking down the street, knowing that they have the security they need, it makes me feel good to see those kids who have a better education…” THIS is how to win hearts. THIS is the best way to disarm the opposition.

    • 132 Eleroy
      April 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

      You are right Lovepolitics2008!!! This is what sets him apart and keeps him several heads above all others!!! He is so calm, so positive and so secure in the knowledge that goodness guides him!!!

      He does not feed into the hysterics of those who attack him and those who are “disappointed” because he will not “fight” back in their obvious and unproductive draw a line in the sand, bluster and yell sort of way!!!

      President Obama is a once in a generation President!!! A solid, thinking man steady, measured, focused and unfazed by the many distractions and sideshows happening all around him as he works hard to set the country back on the right track after many decades of catastrophic rule.

      President Obama ROCKS!!!

      Shalom!!!

  75. 133 halo
    April 22, 2011 at 12:11 am

    JAMIE FOXX! “SPRAYIN HIM DOWN WITH SMOOTHNESS”

  76. 134 GGail
    April 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I’m still on cloud nine and I wasn’t even in the building with him! But the program format is the same as it was when I was at the USC rally and we were outside. It was very very crowded then as it appears to have been there tonight. It can get quite stuffy, then down right HOT with all of those people packed in to see the president. We had a couple of people faint then as it appears to have happened tonight. And our POTUS was on point and acknowledged the situation and kept everyone calm then continued with his speech. He is a true leader, calm and in control. So during the warm-up, I was here in my living room standing and moving to the music as if I was there with all of them. Jamie Foxx has done this for POTUS a couple of times now. He’s got a pretty sweet gig!! Now I’m here reading y’all’s comments and just smiling at how engaged and excited you all are. At one point, my CNN feed froze too and I quickly went to the link Chipsticks provided and was in like Flynn. Chipsticks you are AWESOME! Let’s see if we can get you a Cabinet position after the election!!! How ’bout Secretary of Information?

  77. 135 Asher in Boston
    April 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Just WOW. What a lovely audiance. Nice looking at all those lovely, believing faces. I wish I was there. LET HIM FINISH!!!! CS, you are a darling. Great speech as always.

  78. 136 CEB
    April 22, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Damn! Chipsticks,

    You ARE the business! Pics and some video already! Thanks so much for all of your hard work. You are more on point than any other site or so-called news source. I was one of those unable to get the live feed, but I feel as if I were there b/c of your efforts and all of the great comments here.
    Fired up and ready to go!

  79. 137 AnitaW
    April 22, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I was at the Sony event tonight. And it was off the charts unbelievable. I walked, stood for hours and then walked again at the end of the evening. And if I had to do it all over again tomorrow I would. It was a spectacular evening. One of the best moments of my “seasoned” life to take Jamie’s phraseology.

    President Obama was on fire and the crowd of supporters went along for the ride. It was the usual diverse crowd, but I think women out numbered men 6 to 1.


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