night everyone

President Obama hosts military fathers and children for a screening of Cars 2 in advance of Father’s Day in the South Court Auditorium June 15. The event is part of the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.

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Never forget:

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” (Coretta Scott King)


I completely failed in my promise to reply to emails and check out all the comments today, or to try again to find out why lots of you are having trouble with the new WordPress comment box. Another promise: I’ll try to get it done tomorrow 😕


First Lady Michelle Obama and a young volunteer mix cement as they help build a playground during the KaBOOM! and Congressional Family Service Project at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)


From the comments I got a chance to read today, I saw that a lot of you were down about the renewed attacks on the President from the professional left.

Just a couple of things:

The vast majority of the professional left didn’t campaign or vote for Barack Obama in 2008 – this is the simple truth, as any of you who visited the better known liberal (ha!) sites would have seen in 2007/08. These people’s hatred for BHO was a sight to behold – even before he took office. I witnessed it myself time and time again – that’s why I started this blog, to get away from these ****ed up hate-mongers.

But he got elected without them, and he will get elected without them again in 2012.

Check all the recent polls – his support from genuine progressives usually tops 80 per cent. The professional left are in a tiny minority, they just make a lot of noise. They are irrelevant, just a bunch of self-promoting, bitter keyboard warriors with seriously troubled agendas.

Always remember, so many of the professional left divas – like Arianna Huffington and Cenk Uygur – were hardcore right-wingers until not too long ago. Miraculous conversions that had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they found it easier to forge media careers as ‘progressives’. And then there’s the PL’s beloved Glenn Greenwald, his hatred of the President leaving the chap foaming at the mouth as he pounds his keyboard and spews his daily bile. This, incidentally, the guy who’s still pushing the candidacy of Republican/Libertarian Gary Johnson – the racist scumbag who wants to end child labor laws. How progressive of you, Glenn 🙄

These people aren’t progressives, they’re attention-seeking opportunists who haven’t a genuine liberal bone in their bodies. Uygur, the self-appointed voice of the Professional Left, and self-confessed Ronald Reagan devotee, is the guy who sneered at the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, describing equal pay for women as a “minor” achievement by the President (see here).


These people are just not worth your energy or worry – they are nothing, they represent no one but themselves, a tiny hate-filled clique whose biggest fear is progress. **** them, preserve your energy and passion for getting President Obama re-elected 😉


2008 ….. “Them”

Do you think she voted for President Obama in 2008? Me neither. And she probably won’t vote for him either in 2012.

Net loss? Zero.


76 Responses to “night everyone”

  1. 1 GGail
    June 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Good nite dear Chipsticks! Thanks for all of the coverage today – again, job well done. And thanks for the clearly stated comments. Have a pleasant evening.

  2. 2 GGail
    June 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Ok, so after I say good nite, I watch the video you inserted at the end…WHAT A HOOT! 😀

  3. 3 hopefruit2
    June 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks so much Chipsticks for all these wonderful posts today and for your well-thought out comments on the PL and their relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things.

    Before I say good night, just a quick heads up: This Friday June 17, President Obama will be on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a one- on- one interview with Robin Roberts in honor of Father’s Day. Have a wonderful and restful evening and I’m looking forward to being back here tomorrow with our TOD community!

    • June 16, 2011 at 4:51 am

      Thanks for letting me know that, I will write it down so I don’t forget it. Even though I hardly watch these shows any longer I will if POTUS or FLOTUS is going to be up there.

    • 7 Chi
      June 16, 2011 at 5:37 am

      Let’s hope Robin is more respectful of the President than she was asking Mrs Obama those ridiculously stupid & inane questions about not being invited to the royal wedding…

      Robin has been quite a disappointment: shallow in her obvious desperation to keep her job…

  4. 8 Me4obama
    June 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Well said Chips, I will listen to you anytime, anyday because you know exactly the end goal and that is to get PBO reelected, not focus and get down on the day to day “news” cycle. When I feel down I go and watch the President’s press conference he did before the Lame duck session when he cut the Tax deal with the Rethugs. Give yourself 7minutes and watch the last question and answer he gave to the wall street journal about his core values and principles. It is heaven on a earth and it will remain on my DVR until it deletes itself. Good night Family.

    • 9 theo67
      June 16, 2011 at 1:38 am

      I moved to a new home and DVR service provider, so I lost my little go-to stash of favorite Obama videos, including my seven hour inauguration coverage and that documentary about President Obama. This one that you mentioned is another one of those moments to keep – as you say – “until it deletes itself”. Thanks for the reminder! I’m heading to YouTube to check it out.

  5. 10 Doris
    June 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Good night Chipsticks. Fabulous job today. Above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks again. Have a good night.

  6. 11 isonprize
    June 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Chica, WHERE DO YOU FIND THIS STUFF?? Hilarious.

  7. 12 meta
    June 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks, Chips. I’m with you all the way. The video really sums it all up perfectly. If I never hear about these idiots again it will be too soon. SICK of being manipulated. Not interested in their well-worn tripe whatsoever.

  8. 13 HZ
    June 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Good night Chipsticks. Thanks so much for all that you do to make this the most wonderful place to come to and converse on the important issues daily. You provide us with information that should help in the discussions, and the actions that we need to take in this coming election in 2012. My heart filled up with so much continued respect for you, Chipsticks in your comments to all of us.” preserve your energy and passion for getting President Obama re-elected. ” Thanks for reminding us. I am in so much pain and have been for the last week, so I just lie here with my computer and read as much as I can. So thank you so very much for ALL that you do, Chipsticks. I had already donated twice earlier in the month as I am on a fixed income and paid once a month, but I will figure out a way to spread out my funds in the coming months. I can’t thank you enough, Chipsticks for this beautiful haven for so many of us. This is hard work, so please accept my thanks. Have a restful evening, Chipsticks.

    • June 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      HZ, I’m so, so sorry to hear you’re still suffering pain, all our thoughts are with you, hoping you getting over this horrible time.

      I can never thank you enough for your kind and heartfelt good wishes, you’ll never know how much I appreciate them.

      You’re a genuinely lovely person HZ, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your good nature and kindness with us all.

      Love ya – look after yourself.

      • June 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        Ahh Chips, thank you so very much for your encouraging words, It makes me feel more positive about re-election. Thank you for everything that you do, and please know that not only do I thank you, but I appreciate you as well. You are a great Hostess and Is very hospitable. Good night, and do have a good one 🙂

      • 16 HZ
        June 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm

        Oh, see how gentle and thoughtful you are,, and that is why I love this place, Chipsticks. I will take care. I love being here and when I can’t respond, I feel that I am not reaching out within my family here. But I will try to be strong and live with the pain, and pray for guidance with my medical team to try and work it out. Thanks so much, Chipsticks. Your parents have to be so proud of you. You are such a highly intelligent, respectful, and caring person, and I do appreciate you so much for this space. I can pray through while I am lying here in my bed. I am a strong one, so I know I will get better. This site gives me encouragement when the pain tries to take charge. Now I want you to get some rest also. We need you so very much, Chipsticks. Thanks so much for your kind words. Love you also. You are such a gracious person.

    • 18 meta
      June 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Take good care, HZ.

      • 19 HZ
        June 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm

        Thank you so much dear meta. I appreciate your links so much. Please know that I am so grateful for your concern.

    • 20 Doris
      June 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Lots of prayers for you HZ. We love you. Take care.

    • June 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      HZ, I just want to say that I’m sorry that you are not feeling well, and I pray that you will be feeling better come morning. You are In my thoughts and prayers. I pray that our Lord and Savior give you just what you need. I pray that our Lord and Savior smile upon you right now. Lord God, just throw your arms of love around HZ, In Jesus name, Amen Good night HZ and I’m praying for you, even as I type. 🙂

      • 23 HZ
        June 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm

        Oh, luci119, Doris, meta, Chipsticks and all of my precious family here, “Thank you for your prayers, love, and caring beautiful hearts.” You all are so dear to me. I thank you so much.

        • June 16, 2011 at 12:04 am

          Sorry to hear you’re in pain. So sorry. Feel better and take care, HZ.

          • 25 HZ
            June 16, 2011 at 12:12 am

            Oh, thank you for your thoughts politicaljunkessa. I will do everything that I can to overcome it when it comes. I just hurts so bad at times. I am so grateful for this beautiful family here. Have a restful evening. You all encourage me so much. Thank you.

  9. 30 Anonymous
    June 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Night everyone….i so enjoy this blog

  10. 31 Anonymous
    June 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    night night everyone…i so enjoy this blog….it is like famiilu

  11. 32 dotster
    June 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Speaking of——Jon Stewart is continuing his anti-Obama campaign, mocking Obama in Puerto Rico, making fun of everything. Stewart has become a real a__h___. Wonder who Jon Stewart wants to be President. Wonder why he’s spending all this air time trying to damage Obama with his viewers. Even tho these anti-Obama leftists are a minority, it’s a big shame they have such big megaphones. It’s infuriating.

    • 33 meta
      June 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      Why do you watch that stuff?

    • June 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Dotser, Stewart’s bitterness has reached roof-levels since the President suggested Weiner, Stewart’s good pal, wasn’t exactly a shining light. He’s a funny, smart guy, but he reminds me of the desperately-want-to-be-cool kid in school, his cynicism and detachment from real life make him pitiful. This is the guy who tried to equate MSNBC with Fox ….. at that point he lost me.

      • June 16, 2011 at 4:59 am

        I don’t watch Stewart, never have. And never will since he had the nerve to try to tell me why I voted for Barack Obama. He doesn’t know a darn thing about me, and he ought to stick to why he does the things he does.

        • 36 Mae who love our CIC
          June 16, 2011 at 8:43 am

          Anniebella I don’t watch either and you don’t have to because you can count on the other cable shows especially morning joke to play the clips of him bashing our President all the time.

      • 37 Chi
        June 16, 2011 at 6:12 am

        Actually something really wonderful happened late tonight…

        Some friends of ours who have consistently defended and laughed off Jon Stewart’s anti-President Obama spiel as ‘harmless’ and in ‘good fun’ called tonight seething…

        They finally got it…

        Jon Stewart is a spiteful, f*%@ing asshole they both yelled into the speaker phone at the same time…

        And they finally figured this out all by themselves …

        We have to trust that in time people like Jon Stewart and the lot will be exposed for what they are…

        It’s only a matter of time…

    • 38 Walking on Sunshine
      June 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      I could hear that garbage coming from another room so I closed the door and locked myself in here with my computer and you good people. I used to like Jon Stewart. What could possibly have turned him so rabid? I don’t get it. I know you have all tried to explain it but something still does not add up. It’s downright weird. He must know he’s helping the Republicans with this crap. I sometimes think that some people are always against whoever is in charge no matter who that person is. He deserves to go live on an island governed by Mike Huckabee since he likes him so much.

      As for the silly girl in the video..well all I can say is that if Hillary had won the primary I would have cried for a while since she wasn’t my first choice, but then I would have dried my tears and voted for her because a second choice Democrat is better than a McCain/Palin combo any day of the week. I look at the Republicans and there’s really no way you could leave them in charge of a garage sale let alone a country.

  12. 40 ML
    June 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you so much for that solid reassurance. I had no idea of the stuff going on out there. Some of these people I used to like and I have had my eyes opened. I stopped reading them when I realized they were just attacking President Obama at every turn.

  13. 41 dotster
    June 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    That last PUMA video is something to behold. Just unbelievable. And the sad part is that that mentality still exists today. Lots of lingering bitters.

  14. 42 mtmarilyn
    June 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Good Night Chips and TOD family. Thanks for the words Chips, we do need to be reminded of the truth. Thank you so much for all you do. I do worry about you and all you do to keep this blog going and bringing us the truth. make sure you take care of yourself and if you need any of us to do anything for you, please let us know. You are our treasure.

  15. 43 Walking on Sunshine
    June 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Goodnight Chipsticks and thanks for everything. Sweet dreams.

  16. June 15, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Good night everyone, and do have a good night 🙂 🙂

  17. June 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Good night Chipsticks and TOD family for making this a wonderful sanctuary from the escalating craziness in this country/ I don’t know about you all, but the Republicans believe that we will get tired of fighting and just roll over. I’ve got news for them. Not in your life. I will continue to fight for our wonderful President.

  18. June 16, 2011 at 12:03 am


    Green garage blog for late night reading!

  19. June 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Good night Chipsticks and TOD family. Thank you for making this a wonderful sanctuary from the escalating craziness in this country/ I don’t know about you all, but the Republicans believe that we will get tired of fighting and just roll over. I’ve got news for them. Not in your life. I will continue to fight for our wonderful President.

  20. 49 MB32
    June 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    About Cenk, yesterday I watched his show…I have NO idea why cause I can’t stand him! But he had this panel with a lefty, centrist and rightie. The nice centrist lady was trying to tell him that sometimes you do have to work with repubs-she noted that LBJ worked with Dirkson on civil rights. (She even said she was a progressive O_o!) Cenk practically shouted her down saying that struggle was in the past. Y’all I wanted to jump through my tv and slap him silly! He seemed so dismissive…odd because everybody is always saying PBO needs to be just like LBJ 🙄

  21. June 16, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Weird. Double post above

    Just saw on twitter Breaking News from Al Jazeera:

    A series of loud blasts rocked central Tripoli early on Thursday morning and smoke could be seen rising above the fortified compound of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

    Gaddafi’s sprawling compound has been the target of repeated NATO air strikes.


    • 51 meta
      June 16, 2011 at 12:21 am

      Yikes. I hope there is significant progress so Congress will get off PBO’s back for trying to do the right thing with NATO.

      • 52 Bobfr
        June 16, 2011 at 12:48 am

        President Obama not only did what was obligated by our treaty relationship with NATO and our obligations to the UN, he did what was right regarding the hundreds of thousands of Libyans whom are alive tonight because of his actions.

        President Obama has violated no statute.

        And, as I note below, keep your attention on 17 June 2011 in Libya – you have zero information from the lame-stream media as to what has been actually occurring int the past weeks in Libya. But, I assure you what is happening on the ground in Libya will soon be one of the most amazing stories of individuals fighting for their inalienable rights that has ever been told in the history of our species.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

        • 53 meta
          June 16, 2011 at 1:02 am

          Thanks, Bobfr. I followed the revolution in Egypt very closely at AJE , the BBC and various other sites but I have not been closely monitoring this struggle.

        • 54 Debz
          June 16, 2011 at 1:23 am

          Thank you Bob, we don’t get information from the msm. I appreciate you keeping up with what is happening in Libya.

        • 55 Chi
          June 16, 2011 at 5:45 am

          Thank you Bob…

  22. June 16, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Excellent closing thoughts, Chips. Truly a woman after my own heart..

    I refuse to get exercised about teabaggers and firebaggers. It became very obvious to me about 2 years ago (when I was new to Daily Kos) that the PL firebaggers were simply looking to cash in on being Obama bashers. These people are nothing more than professional whiners and flame throwers. They don’t accomplish anything, they don’t have any ideas, and you don’t want them on your team anyway.

    I’m confident Barack Obama will be re-elected in 2012, much to the consternation of these inconsequential attention whores.

    Have a great night everyone 😛 !

  23. 59 Gloria Powell
    June 16, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Thank you Chipstick. for thus elegant, eloquent reminder of what your blog is all about. So many friends from around the world as well as throughout have discovered this oasis you’ve created. Yet lately ithas been saddening to see so many lenthy conversations about how one or another of the folks whose anti Obamama meme has been consistent for a couple of years now. We do waste enormous amounts of energy lambasting them. Am so looking forward to being in the thick this Saturday’s voter registration drive in my city.

    • 60 Gloria Powell
      June 16, 2011 at 12:30 am

      Sigh, so many typing errors. It’s late. I’m pooped. Hope they correct themselves. See ya tomorrow.

  24. 61 lexusv
    June 16, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Is it just me or did ole Elizabeth want some of then Senator Obama’s stuff, I think she wanted him to reach out and touch her inappropriately LOLOL She came off a a total nut job ;o(

  25. 62 Bobfr
    June 16, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Dear Chips,

    These are very wise observations of yours and I recommend you ‘stick’ them to the top of TOD from now until President Obama’s Election Day victory in Nov 2012:

    “These people are just not worth your energy or worry – they are nothing, they represent no one but themselves, a tiny hate-filled clique whose biggest fear is progress. **** them, preserve your energy and passion for getting President Obama re-elected”

    And, everyone, Friday is 17 June 2011 – Expect that to be a very special day in Libya. I assure you, from all that I have access, what you read in the lame-stream media is completely empty regarding what the freedom fighters in Libya are achieving – thanks, in enormous party, because of what our brave President Obama did. And, btw, he knows more about Constitutional Law and the War Powers Act than any of those clowns in Congress and has not only violated nothing, he has adhered to our treaty and other commitments to the UN and NATO, meticulously. Most importantly, he has SAVED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE’S LIVES IN LIBYA.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  26. 64 theo67
    June 16, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Thank you, Chipsticks. I was starting to drown under all the negative stuff. 🙂

  27. 65 sjterrid
    June 16, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Thank you, Chipsticks for creating such a great place to come to everyday. Goodnight everyone.

    • June 16, 2011 at 5:09 am

      I’m sick of those PL. Like Maddow, all of them. If they want sit on the sideline and let something as evil as those Republicans get in charge, then to hell with them. I am sure most of them voted for Hillary anyway.

  28. 67 Chi
    June 16, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Thank you so much my amazing friend Chip…

  29. June 16, 2011 at 7:56 am

    The nerve of that Puma. PBO didn’t owe her a darn thing. If she wanted to vote for McCain that was her choice. Honestly, I can’t stand those folks who think PBO has to grovel for their damn vote. They should be honored that he wants to serve this stupid country. But Chips is so right. These folks didn’t vote for PBO anyway. We’ve lost nothing without their support. We will keep doing what we’re doing.

  30. June 16, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Seeing the quitter’s ad really makes me mad. She should have been kicked from the national stage right after that. What a horrible, horrible person.

  31. 70 mtmarilyn
    June 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Good morning all. I used to get depressed with all the negativity, now I just turn it all off and come here.

    • 71 JER
      June 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

      I did the same about a year ago. Stopped watching that negativity. I feel some much better. 🙂

  32. 72 Andogriff
    June 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Thanks again so very much for your wise words and intelligent insight, Ms Chips! We love you and this beautiful, sane and positive place you have created. HZ, hope you get well soon, we are thinking of you…. and Bobfr, thanks also for your fascinating information about the ongoing situation in Libya.

  33. June 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Well done Chips.. You have clearly nailed the PL and their media bs. You may have to repost this from time to time 😉

  34. 74 MrsJVD
    June 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I didn’t get around to reading this last night. Fabulous commentary Chipsticks. I’ve been on those so-called “progressive” sites and you were too easy on them. They’re a bunch of bottom feeding scum dwellers. They’ve worked just as hard if not harder to hinder our President than the TeaGOParty. He doesn’t them and they can’t stand that and that just too bad. Obama 2012! Fired up and ready to go!

  35. 75 Anonymous
    June 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Yep, the old divide and conquer strategy. Lefties who are claiming to be “the” base, showing disappointment with POTUS, to sway the masses. They are the new Klan in my opinion, be they black, white, yellow or glowing in the dark. It will take all our efforts to inform the real base who these miscreants are. Better yet, we have to have a noticeable voice in the media, some way, some how, to call them out.

  36. 76 Anonymous
    June 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    By the way, this is EDP4BHO, waiting to be noticed by wordpress. Again.

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