night out

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to Tosca restaurant in Washington, Saturday, May 7……and home again:

99 Responses to “night out”

  1. 1 meta
    May 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Can I get an OH YEAH? Date night tonight for POTUS and FLOTUS. President and Mrs. O having dinner at Tosca after a three-minute drive from White House. LOVE them so much and hope they have a quiet and romantic moment together.

  2. 3 vitaminlover
    May 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Groovy. I love them.

  3. 4 Walking on Sunshine
    May 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Awww. That’s so nice to see. Hope they have a wonderful romantic time. Well deserved and overdue. Bless them both.

  4. 5 Anonymous
    May 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Have a wonderful time with your lovely wife, Mr. President. You so deserve it.

  5. 6 Fred
    May 7, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I hope he goes golfing on Sunday and rubs the media’s nose in it. He should take a week off at Camp David or something. He’s earned it and I think probably needs it.

  6. 17 Anonymous
    May 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Work/Life balance is very healthy! They deserve a worry-free dinner.

  7. 18 MTmarilyn
    May 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I do hope they have some quality time to themselves.

  8. 19 sherijr
    May 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I enjoy seeing them get out and do ‘regular’ things like this- I’m certain they both really crave it.. to be the waiter at their table, how fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 20 meta
    May 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    A very sweet Happy Mother’s Day to FLOTUS. I hope she knows how very much we and POTUS appreciate and love her every day. She gave such a great speech today in Iowa and POTUS, well….we know he had a good week, for sure. Heh.

  10. 21 anniebella
    May 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Believe it or not I was just thinking I haven’t seen a date night lately, and wow here it is. I hope they have a quiet nice romantic evening. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so it will be time for Malia and Sasha to do something special for Mommie. Tonight it is time for husband to do something special for his wife, Mother of his children. Hope you have a wonderful night POTUS and FLOTUS.

  11. May 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    this makes me smile

    • 23 P
      May 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      me too! I am happy for them and I hope Mrs Obama has a wonderful, happy Mother’s Day!!

    • 24 Mrs. JVD
      May 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Seeing them together always makes me smile. It’s like I can just see their love for one another in a smile, a touch, a glance. It’s simply beautiful.

  12. 25 Me4obama
    May 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, happy to have checked in after a long day of voluteer work for my president’s reelection. Am happy to announce to my TOD family that today me and my group of voluteers for OFA registered 76 new voters. Happy mother’s day Michelle, I know Barack will take care of you.

    • 26 Marlz
      May 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      THANK YOU Me4Obama. . . You guys did well. How was it out there. Were people as excited as we are??

      • 27 Me4obama
        May 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm

        Marlz, people are so excited and fired up. At this one house we went to the guy told as he is a registered republican and wanted his daughter who is 18 to register as a democrat because she loves president Obama.Then she told us that she will make sure that her entire family votes for PBO in 2012. There is so much energy out there we had a list of accomplishments PBO has done on hand and when you show it to people they just look shocked like they’ve never had it before. But the Bin Laden news is what everyone was talking about everywhere we went.

        • 28 Marlz
          May 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

          Yeah. . . I hope they stay positive and not watch the Sunday morning shows tomorrow.

        • 29 V C prezOfan2
          May 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

          Well done, M4O! Thank you and your team.

        • 30 hopefruit2
          May 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

          Thank you for sharing this with us Me4obama! And thanks for the excellent work you’re doing to help get our President re-elected.

    • 31 GGail
      May 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS! Keep up the good work. I’ll be working with my OFA group next month. Good job!

    • 32 Betsy
      May 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      WAY TO GO!!!!

    • 33 M
      May 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      That is great news me4obama!

    • May 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Fantastic!!! You’re a legend, Me4Obama, love ya!

    • 35 MTmarilyn
      May 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Way to go Me4obama!!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing the work that needs to me done. You are my hero!!! Thank you for your work.

    • 36 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm


      Thank you Me4Obama! Great work!

      —-PJ (temporary media detente…waiting for the Prez on 60 Minutes)

    • 37 Hachikล
      May 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Woot woot! Way to go, Me4obama! I can’t wait to get out there too.

  13. 38 Sonjia Duncan
    May 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Yes Happy Mother’s Day to the First Lady, First Grandmother, Second Lady and all the First Ladies who come to this site and make my day so much better. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY ALL.

  14. 39 GGail
    May 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    After the past two weeks they’ve had – they DESERVE this time together. God bless POTUS and FLOTUS!

  15. 40 Betsy
    May 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!

    • 41 maritza
      May 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Betsy, happy mother’s day to you and all of you single fathers/partners taking care of your children out there!

      (Some of us give birth to our children and some of our children give life to us parents; it is a give and take depending on the circumstances) My child gave life to me!!!

      Obama/Biden 2012!

    • 42 anniebella
      May 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Betsy, I second that emotion.

    • 43 GGail
      May 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      Betsy – as I read your lovely sentiment, I’m reminded of what President Obama says about Rahm Emmanuel, “Rahm has a hard time saying the word Day after Mother” LOL!!!! So on behalf of Rahm, Betsy we thank you!

  16. 44 HZ
    May 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    So good to see them on a date. Much needed. Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful mothers on this beautiful site. Wonderful mothers are such a blessed gift. I hope all of our mothers on this site will be pampered and appreciated by their fathers, husbands, and their children.

  17. 45 M
    May 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I am feeling sad/mad/unsettled after seeing a slimy exchange on FB today of someone saying the hope the president is not reelected and a military wife putting down the President and saying she is upset everyone is giving him credit for capturing OBL. I spoke up and I hope my voice made some sort of difference..but I have my doubts. I need to stay way from negativity, racism and ignorance so I’ll be taking up permeant residence right here with TOD community. It is so maddening to me because if people would only look and listen for themselves I believe they would see the greatness of this time, of this President.

    • May 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      Don’t let them get you down M, they’re especially bitter and vicious this week because President Obama succeeded where Bushie Boy and VP Halliburton failed: getting bin Laden. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 47 P
      May 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      Oh M, please don’t loose sleep over it!! God is great and most people will eventually come to realise all what this President has accomplished! Read Me4Obama post…HOPE IS STILL ALIVE!!..and yes please stay right here and be a part of TOD family!

    • 49 anniebella
      May 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      M, I understand you. Sometimes I go to some of those places to voice my opinion. I say what I want to say and I move on. It’s not to change any of those haters mind. First of all they have no mind. Second of all I want them to know that this President still have plenty of supporters who support him 100 percent. Today I read in this Iowa paper where some woman at the graduation made the comment that Mrs. Obama speech was about politics, and that Mrs. Obama wasn’t a good role model for the students. You know I got in touch with that paper and told them exactly what I thought of that woman and her stupid ass comments. I guess her perfect role model would have been something like Sarah Palin. Anyway Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.

    • 51 MeaBloom
      May 8, 2011 at 1:34 am

      It’s sad but they probably won’t recognize his greatness and all he has done until AFTER his 8yrs are up and they mindlessly let a Republican become President. I hear all the time “He won’t get another term.” or “He’s only won because he’s BLACK.” and those things hurt. Most of the time I ignore these people because they are ignorant. Like I tell my younger cousins “We ignore inappropriate behavior”. I also have to remember it’s not what man says, but what God says and he has the final say. God knows this man is doing all he can to fix this country and so do we. Feel Better.


      • 52 anniebella
        May 8, 2011 at 5:03 am

        If I heard anything like Obama only won because he’s black, or he won’t win a second term. I would ask them and Bush won because of what. It sure wasn’t his brains. And I would tell them don’t bet your mobile home that he won’t win a second term, no one gave him a chance to win a first term,did they. But he won.

        • 53 M
          May 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

          This white woman whom I do not know at all said something about “we all know why he won….” I thought to myself and why is that because he is brilliant, a leader, inspiring, focused, consistent, honest, classy, savvy, empathetic, hopeful, visionary and the hardest working man you’ll ever meet? It burned me because to me this woman could only be using racial undertones in my opinion. I don’t even want to engage this woman any further I was absolutely disgusted. I would love to think I could be helpful in someday for the 2012 campaign, but this tiny interaction such as the one I am speaking of makes it hard to see myself being able to take those kind of discusting punches. Any advice?

          • 54 anniebella
            May 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

            M, There is always something we can do. Make sure that all the people in your family are register to vote. Or at least talk to them and encourage them to register, we can’t make them register,but we can give a little push. Talk to members at your church or other churches. If you are able, volunteer at a Obama/Biden 2012 campaign office, that way you don’t have to interact with those kind of people. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Stay strong and keep the faith.

            • 55 M
              May 8, 2011 at 11:03 am

              Thanks anniebella! I dropped that FB friend and wrote a note saying I could not believe she would leave a comment with negative racial undertones on her FB page. I do not accept that. Maybe you’ll have to talk to my family for me cause there is no way I’ll be able to convince him to vote democratic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

              • 56 M
                May 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

                When I wrote about my family…I was not referring to my entire family, just my father who likes Rush and the tea baggers…..=(. He and I do not talk politics at all! I had to tell him to stop sending me pro bush emails during the bush presidency!

    • May 8, 2011 at 5:42 am

      You can have the finest military in the world but without leadership it is useless, see previous eight years as example.

      MORALE is reflective of leadership. The US Military is feeling better than it has in decades with the CiC and all the things the FLOTUS and SLOTUS are doing to support the military families.

      The alleged military spouse whom you spoke about I doubt is a spouse of anything but a armchair recruit wannabee.

      When people say all the president did was make a decision that is FALSE. He LED.

      President Clinton passed an d missed a few opportunities to take out OBL.

      President Bush missed ignored OBL and thus we had September 11, 2001.
      President Bush missed OBL at Borra, Borra and lost his trail….

      NIn all of this each president made decisions and many not wise ones.

      Leadership also requires assembling a team of advisers who are knowledgeable and that you trust….

      Thus it is a combination of things which makes a winning team – support and trust are key ingredients.

      • 58 M
        May 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

        Teamobama 2012, the long time military spouse and federal employee said in her opinion this president is all talk about taking care of servicemen based on her experience. I figure this was a blanket negative statement not based on fact. The only thing I can figure would give her this impression is the pay freeze and I wondered if this woman realizes pay freezes have happened for other workers too…? I would love to read any more factual information/personal information you have in this area so I can be better armed if this situation arises again.

  18. 59 M
    May 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks chips.

  19. 60 HZ
    May 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Yes, Chipsticks is so right. I understand your feeling. But do not allow their bitterness get even near your heart. Enjoy your thoughts, deeds, and appreciation for our President. There are a lot of angry people out there, so we will find ways to enjoy our President especially when we have to witness these bitter people. So tonight, let us get a nice glass of wine, a cup of tea, coffee, and eat some chocolate with that, and listen to Miles Davis”Kind of Blue.” That is one of President Obama’s favorite jazz artist, plus that is a classic album. Enjoy yourself tonight, we are all out to dining with our POTUS and FLOTUS tonight. Oh, do not forget the candles. I am going downstairs now to get my wine.

  20. 62 MTmarilyn
    May 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I agree with all that is said about staying away from the negative. They cannot stand it that a black man is succeeding where they always thought they would. I use to feel very down until Blackwaterdog started her blog and from there I found this wonderful place. I am not depressed anymore because of these 2 great communities. We know what the real world is like and we will win. I know the POTUS and FLOTUS will have a wonderful night together and get their batteries recharged. They don’t let the negativity win so we won’t either.

    • 63 M
      May 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

      So true mtmarilyn. Thank you for your words and thoughts. I keep picturing that video during a campaign speech from ’08 when PBO was brushing the negativity off of his shoulder. =)

  21. 64 HZ
    May 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    You are welcome M. I also concur with MTmarilyn. This a a sweet place to be. I love to be in the company of all of you. So thanks so much Chipsticks. You and BWD are the best. We appreciate you both so very much.

  22. 65 GGail
    May 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    And M – while you’re here tonight – scroll down and watch/listen to Bill Maher. He’s says there are only 30% of them non-believers in America. TOGETHER.WE.CAN.DEFEAT.THEM! Welcome M to our warm, fuzzy, and thoughtful TOD family.

  23. 66 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 7, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    *grins from ear to ear*

    Sweet dreams, all.

    —-PJ (temporary media detente…waiting for the Prez on 60 Minutes)

  24. 67 QuietObserver
    May 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I’m glad that they can get some time to enjoy DC away from the WH. On a fashion note, FLOTUS has been rocking the asymmetrical tops lately. And is it my imagination, or is POTUS wearing a plaid jacket? I think that’s a first! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 68 virginia
      May 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      You’re right, I thought my eyes were playing tricks. That is a first. I’m not a big plaid fan, but it looks OK.

    • 69 virginia
      May 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      In fact, it looks like he went in with a solid jacket, and came out with a plaid jacket–or is it just the lighting?

  25. 70 virginia
    May 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Since we’re wining and dining with the first family tonight, here’s the Tosca menu. Enjoy:


  26. 71 V C prezOfan2
    May 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Well, after a night out on the town this is a good point to say ‘Good night, All, and sleep tight!’

  27. 72 Kels
    May 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Mrs. O looks chic as usual. And look at Mr. President, trying to keep up with his wife in the style department and rocking a plaid jacket. Go, Mr. O!

  28. 73 Barb
    May 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Ok, I went down the menu and I am having dessert first.

    1.Tortino al cioccolato con sorbetto ai mirtilli, panna e mirtilli macerati
    Warm chocolate cake with blueberry sorbet, whipped cream and macerated blueberries

    Insalata di radicchio e pere con terrina di Gorgonzola e noci candite
    Salad of radicchio and Bartlett pears with imported Gorgonzola cheese terrine
    and toasted walnuts

    Controfiletto di manzo Angus alla griglia con radicchio Trevisano, spinaci cremosi e salsa al Barbaresco e fegato grasso
    Roasted prime N.Y. strip with Balsamic baked trevisan radicchio, creamed spinach โ€œTosca styleโ€ and Barbaresco-foie gras sauce

    OF course I want some wine also. That dessert could just fill me up without anything else. And mother’s get a day off to have something really good. It all to rich for one nite.

    Then on monday back to the exercise. I hope you had a wonderful time POTUS and FLOTUS. Hope you took home a doggy bag. I sure would because I couldn’t eat it all but when it’s time to celebrate it’s time to enjoy two days in a row. LOL

    • 74 Barb
      May 8, 2011 at 12:32 am

      They really deserve this time together. Of course once they got inside I’m sure there was a very private place for them. Happy Mother’s day everyone. Whether you are a mother or not do something nice for yourself. You all deserve it as does our First Family.

  29. 75 collegekay
    May 8, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Look at Mr. O in his plaid. He’s so cute. I’m glad they had a date tonight.

    • 76 Barb
      May 8, 2011 at 12:46 am

      I can’t see the plaid. He looks great but I don’t think that is what he is comfortable in. I bet FLOTUS talked him into it. They will probably be talking about it tomorrow on the TV..or just skip it and grip about what a horrible week they had cause the reporters had to work so hard chasing him around. I’m sure she complemennted him in it. He’s doing to have to go play golf now to get them really mad since they can’t compartmentalize their brain like he can.

    • 77 M
      May 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      I agree collegekay. If anyone deserves a date night it is Flotus and Potus! Do hope they had fun! Plaid =’s adorable! Even the most powerful man in the world can look adorable!

  30. 78 MeaBloom
    May 8, 2011 at 1:23 am

    It’s about time. I can’t remember their last date night. This is much needed and well deserved. I hope they enjoy themselves tonight. These are the moments I live for. Mrs.O looks lovely as usual. That handbag is IT! I also see the President has on a different jacket. I hope no one takes it to heart, but I like him better in solids. That’s just me. The man can rock anything, but he looks his best(IMO)in his usual solid jackets. It’s not something you usually see him wearing. Any who,, Good for them.
    I want to take this time to wish First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother, Mama Robinson & Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden a Happy Mother’s Day. You ladies are an inspiration to so many young ladies around the world. When it comes to being a role model, you ladies are the best of the best. Love you bunches. And Happy Mother’s Day to all the of TOD mothers. You ladies are Top Notch.


  31. 79 HZ
    May 8, 2011 at 5:06 am

    They look so happy together. We give thanks for our President and First Family. We also give thanks for our Vice-President and his Family. I enjoyed my dinner and the wine (although I only drink a little for my heart) was very mellow and rich. Thank you, Mr. President. All of you have a wonderful celebration for tomorrow, honoring our wonderful Mothers. Good night and for some of us, good morning.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:31 am


  33. May 8, 2011 at 5:49 am

    The first couple looks awesome.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of the Obama Diary. God Bless you all.

    I’m so glad I have this blog to come to especially when things are rough.
    Two days ago I was in an accident and now my car is in pretty bad shape. I’m okay though just still a bit shaken by the whole thing. I’m glad to be alive. That’s the important thing.

    So I have a lot to think God for.

  34. 85 Fred
    May 8, 2011 at 7:29 am

    good morning Chip and TOD family

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mr President thank you again for all that you do

    Mrs Obama Happy Mother’s Day to you ๐Ÿ˜€

    I hope you had a good day yesterday and a happy;peaceful and relaxing day today.You both deserve it ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. 86 CEB
    May 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    They would turn heads even if they were still just Barack and Michelle from Chicago. Not only are they tall, beautiful, and obviously in love, something that people like seeing, but they also move with confidence; something that draws attention.

    We have become so accustomed to this couple in the White House, that we mostly just consider them in the background of our lives as citizens in this country, but every now and then, the realization that this beautiful, smart, charismatic, funny, dedicated, confident and stylish couple; the parents of beautiful, polite, and engaging kids, and the children of a grandmother who is just like many of ours, is African-American. Wow! To think that our country changed so much that 70 million voted for this family, are eager to vote for them again and for the first time; that millions cheer and reach for handshakes and hugs wherever they go, just wow! I am a product of segregated schools where we got the books, desks and equipment after the white schools discarded them, whites-only public places, and having to pay the black tax in my various professions. Even though my life and access changed as the years progressed, there was still that inner restraint and wariness that many people of color carry. So sometimes I marvel at how far we have come as a nation. Obviously, there are still many challenges, but they are not unsurmountable. What times we live in. so blessed and happy to be here.

    P.S. I like PBO’s jacket and I am sure that Michelle picked it out.

  36. 90 lexusv
    May 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

    They are so blessed to have found each other ;o) I like the Presiden’t Jacket LOLOL That restuarant is a little pricey for some pasta ;o( I know he can afford it though and Michelle deserves.

    Happy Mother’s Day to one and all.

  37. 91 kelly
    May 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    flawless, stunning, beautiful couple. I love my POTUS Obama!!

  38. May 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hello TOD Family! First post here. Amazingly, as much as I’m on the net scouring for Dem news, I just discovered this wonderful blog last night and wish that I’d found it sooner! Not only is it informative, but very entertaining and there’s such a sense of unity that I haven’t really found anywhere else. The pictures and commentary are fabulous and Chopsticks, if I must say, you are one hard-working American! Anyways, glad to be here. Thank you so much for this!

  39. May 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Oh, edited to add: Happy Mother’s Day!

  40. 94 Asher in Boston
    May 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    They both look ravishing as always. and they sure deserve this outing. My Ptus rocks in that plaid jacket. Happy Mothers’s Day.

  41. 95 CEB
    May 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm


    Welcome to the TOD family. Glad that you found your way here. We are fierce in our love and support of PBO and the entire First Family (including Bo)and the members of the administration. Many here consider themselves to be Obamacrats, or even Obamabots (that designation is without stain here). Posters are kind, thoughtful, funny (we had an unbelieveable online party the night of the WHCD)smart, informed, and pro-active. Chipsticks is our guide and protector (the site is moderated) so you do not have to worry about trolls and haters. Come in and relax. Join us as we play and pray, celebrate, confide, and comfort; fight for and defend the best president in our life times.

  42. 97 anniebella
    May 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I wonder what did Malia and Sasha do for their Mom today.

  43. 99 Titti
    May 9, 2011 at 5:30 am

    They both look fab and after such a week, that was a nice way to wind down. Can’t access the video bjw2 (says it’s not currently available), don’t know if it’s becoz I’m ‘overseas’

    @ donna (Video Queen), so glad to hear that you’re ok.

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