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President Obama whistles as he leaves the White House en route to Camp David, July 9

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  1. 1 cuphalffull
    July 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    You got me ๐Ÿ™‚ I was so worried. Its not hard to get those of us who are so protective to react.

  2. 3 Fred
    July 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    enjoy Sir;thank you and GOD bless ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. July 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    He’s quite a role model. This was perfect, Chipsticks!

  4. July 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm


    Pardon me. But this never gets old. Every time I hear the PL poutrage, i think about this.

    Go figure!!

    • July 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      you know how to call it africa.

      • 7 utaustinliberal
        July 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        I never get tired of this video. After a particularly frustrating primary debate in which Hillary Clinton accused him of everything under the sun, he looked calm, didn’t sweat the small stuff and came off fresh as a daisy. When he “brushed his shoulders off,” and everyone immediately understood what he was doing, it was freakin awesome! Some gestures are just fundamentally universal.

        • 8 mb32
          July 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

          I would love to see him come out of Sunday’s meeting doing that lol We would know for sure that he’s an avid TOD reader ๐Ÿ™‚ He was probably thinking in that photo above…”This is for my peeps at TOD and TOAITR – I got this! Check my away” ๐Ÿ˜€

        • 10 nathkatun7
          July 10, 2011 at 2:03 am

          “Some gestures are just fundamentally universal.” Indeed utaustinliberal! In just that gesture, President Obama demonstrated his ability to stay calm and focused during the storm.

    • 11 lmrj
      July 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      GOOD CHOICE! I LOVE THIS! Much SWAG! Have it bookmarked as one of my favorites since 2008. Play it often to remind myself of PBO’s mindset. He just keeps moving forward with purpose brushing the dirt off as he goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      I tell you, our beloved President Obama, Is oh sooooooooooooooo special, cool, calm, and all the other positive adjectives, that describes who this Man Is. Yet, I know he’s not perfect, but he’s loaded with all kinds of gifts, brilliance, passion, handsome, lean and trim, great Leader/President, good Husband, IMO, and a great Father. Our Lord and Savior has got to be showering him with all these blessings. I believe, again and again, that *He’s got this* because he knows that our Lord and Master, Is buttering his bread. We need to jump on board with him, because President Obama, Is ONLY one of a kind. There Is no other. We need to thank our Lord for choosing this man to serve our Country, to God be the Glory ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 15 Gail
      July 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      I love this! I want so bad to see him do it again.

  5. 16 rockpopple
    July 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I just wanna say that I’ve subscribed to this blog. I’ve also added the feed to my iGoogle.

    That expose on Jane Hamsher was the final push for me. This blog is … well shoot, I just drew a blank for the proper word, but something like “essential”.

    Anyway, just wanted to say that.

    • July 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      “Essential” That’s the word I’ve been searching my old head for to describe this blog. Thank you rockpopple.

      • 18 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

        I have to admit this blog if giving BWD a run for its money. But of course we are all a part of the same family. As they say……..it’s all good. :)Obama/Biden 2012!!

        • July 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

          Keith, no blog will ever give BWD a run for its money! If it wasn’t for TOAITR this place honestly wouldn’t even exist, BWD keeps me going when the spirits begin to sag, I flippin’ adore the woman!

    • 20 GGail
      July 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Welcome rockpopple, we feel it’s “essential” too.

    • 21 majii
      July 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      I’m late getting here because I’ve been doing something I hate to do: clearing/cleaning the shelves of my kitchen cabinets and reorganizing them. Welcome, rockpopple! Truth is “essential,” and that’s what this blog brings along with lively fact-filled discussions, and of course, gorgeous pics of our beloved PBO like this one Chips has provided for our enjoyment.

  6. July 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Look at that unmistakable swagger.

    The world’s sexiest soon to be 50 year old.

    • 23 EDP4BHO
      July 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Yes, yes, yes. Sexy is as sexy does, and brains are sexiest of all.

    • July 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Dapper and oh, so smart. We won’t have one like this in a long time to come. He continues to inspire me. So many people could learn so much from this gentle soul.

      Every time I think about his mom and regret why she couldn’t be here to see her son, I snap back and imagine her just looking down on her son with so much pride. She has got his back, as well as all the old souls of Africa past.

      He is the man for this time and this day. He will finish what he came to this presidency to do. I believe it with every fiber in my body.

      • 28 gc
        July 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

        Thank you for your kind thoughts on BWD’s, Africa. I’m into the positive now, and this photo is IT ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, I do “pranayama breathing.” (Yoga breathing – great help)

        • July 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

          Positivity is so important. Even before I went to school to become a social worker, I learned how important it was to function. When my husband, a robust workaholic suddenly became ill and disabled, it turned my and my son’s world upside down. Once a worrywart and prone to impatience, I began to read and just teach myself about positive affirmations and relaxation. I am glad you are keeping it in the positive. It will carry you a long way. Take it from me. It’s best to elimintate those environments that are toxic. Take good care of yourself, mind, body and soul.

          Wishing you the very best.

          • 30 GGail
            July 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

            Africax2, that is a very powerful statement. Thank you for sharing and for the reminder to eliminate those environments that are toxic.

    • 31 desertflower
      July 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Yes, and I got an email today that read in part…if we want to celebrate the President’s 50th birthday in a good way: do things like sign up 50 volunteers, walk/ talk to 50 people, etc . Great idea.

      • 32 EDP4BHO
        July 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

        Great idea indeed !

        • 33 desertflower
          July 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

          Snoopy has a greater detailed list of the “50 things to do”…check BWD to find out more.

      • July 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

        Yep, and so did I

        • 35 EDP4BHO
          July 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

          luci, I enjoyed your post the other day on Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Got up this morning to a sermon on the book of Daniel, and telling of these three captives. Very inspiring in that what was meant for evil, the Lord protected them. Such is that with our President Obama………what he does for the good of us all is met with scorn and malevolence. These three men came out of the fire, unscathed, for their trust and faith in their Lord was so strong that King Nebuchadnezzar had to free and promote them. In so much as this nation on a whole will not redeem itself of it’s hatred, those of us who believe in the will of God, and the promise he has made if we are faithful and loving, shall reap the rewards. And if PBO remains steadfast in his endeavors to succeed in growing this nation, he too shall be blessed, as he has been already. There is a deeper reason, I believe, for his position at this time. I also think that we are being tested for the graciousness which He has bestowed upon us inspite of the unreasonableness of so many in the body politic. We need to constantly remind ourselves of the higher power at work…….it is not just about PBO as he so often stated…..it is about us. I further this by saying it is not just about us……it is about God. May we keep in prayer, at the same time we kick ass….whoops ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. 37 EDP4BHO
    July 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    That picture of him whistling makes me think….”to hell with y’all”….LOL ! Love me some swaggin’ Barack !

    • 38 utaustinliberal
      July 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      Hahahaha…. WORD. He surrrrre does look “stressed.” If that’s what stressed looks like; whistling with nary a care in the world and brushing off all that hate from the right and left wing like they’re inconsequential gnats, then shoot, I wanna be stressed too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 40 Ladyhawke
    July 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I have been trying to find some feedback on the Democratic Steering Committee hearings last Thursday on the impact of a default on the economy and job creation. I was particularly interested in the testimony of Bruce Bartlett who worked in the Reagan administration and has been sounding the alarm about the looming debt limit crisis for over a year. The most detailed information I could find was by constitutional law and first amendment Professor Jack Balkin of Yale. This post is very informative and absolutely riveting. It contains a pdf of Bruce Bartlett’s testimony.

    Friday, July 08, 2011


    People think the current threat of default concerns whether Social Security checks will be mailed a week late, and whether the Washington Monument will be closed for a couple weeks. They are wrong.

    Today we are facing more than a fiscal crisis. We are facing a long-term national security crisis.

    American government debt has long been viewed as rock solid and essentially risk free. That is why foreign investors, especially in China, have been willing to allow us to spend freely. If they come to believe that we are incapable of paying our debts because our government is not run by adults, they will not be willing to fund our huge investments in national defense– including the three wars we are currently fighting, our investments in weaponry, and our anti-terrorism programs– at their current low interest rates.

    We rely on foreign governments and foreign investors to finance our national defense. That is why we have been able to maintain an enormous defense budget at a far lower interest cost than other countries would face. But once American debt is seen as risky, foreign investors will find American debt to be a much less secure proposition, and they will demand higher interest rates in compensation. That will increase the costs of defending the country significantly in the short run, and the increase in interest rates may remain for years to come. That is the long-term problem created by the short-term crisis.

    There are two important discussions in the debt ceiling debate today. One is Larry Tribe’s New York Times op-ed, which calmly reiterates (1) that Congress, not the President is entrusted with the power to issue debt, (2) that in and of itself the debt ceiling by itself is not unconstitutional under section 4, and (3) that the President’s power is at its lowest ebb because Congress has specifically refused to raise the debt ceiling. On these three points, he and I agree.


  9. 41 makesense4tulips
    July 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Hal sparks comes on saturdays, i was listening, and found out that Leon Panetta was in afghan and that they were close to getting the remaining 20 Al Qaeda leaders and this will end that organization. He says this is why Obama is so cool because is doing his covert work again. He stated i am not work about the outcome. President Obama got this. He is just waiting for the egg to hit the face of many.

    • 42 CTGirl
      July 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      The definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result … The PL’s continuos insanity!

  10. 43 Ladyhawke
    July 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Friday July 08, 2011


    In response to Larry Tribe’s op-ed today, Treasury General Counsel George Madison, speaking on behalf of Secretary Geithner, made two important points, both of which are correct, and only one of which seems to be understood by the press:

    The first point is that “Secretary Geithner has never argued that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows the President to disregard the statutory debt limit. As Professor Tribe notes, the Constitution explicitly places the borrowing authority with Congress, not the President.” This is correct. The President may borrow money on the credit of the United States only with Congress’s authorization. In a previous post I noted that in the most dire emergency this authorization might even come after the President acts, as it has in the case of military emergencies, but an authorization is still required.

    The second point is that “The Secretary has cited the 14th Amendmentโ€™s command that โ€œ[t]he validity of the public debt of the United Statesโ€ฆ shall not be questionedโ€ in support of his strong conviction that Congress has an obligation to ensure we are able to honor the obligations of the United States. Like every previous Secretary of the Treasury who has confronted the question, Secretary Geithner has always viewed the debt limit as a binding legal constraint that can only be raised by Congress.” (emphasis supplied).

    This is what the press is missing. Secretary Geithner is saying that Congress is not living up to its constitutional obligations.

    Let me put it differently: The current strategy of congressional leaders in the Republican Party violates the Constitution because they are threatening to take us over a cliff in order to push their radical policy agenda. Threatening to undermine the validity of the federal debt in order to gain political points is precisely what section 4 was designed to prevent. Secretary Geithner does not believe that the President is allowed to violate the Constitution himself to stop congressional Republicans, but it does not follow that what the Republicans are doing is constitutional.

    The press so far has been asking whether the debt ceiling is constitutional. The correct question the should ask is whether the Republican strategy of hostage taking violates the Constitution. It does.


    • July 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      When has the press ever asked the right questions when it comes to policy and the constitution?

    • 45 Jennifer
      July 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      I just love all of you all who do research and explain things. I was a little confused about this point. Thank you so much, Ladyhawke.

  11. 46 collegekay
    July 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    isn’t he cute?

    If he’s not fazed, I don’t think we should be either. fight back with facts.

  12. July 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I shall whistle, too, then, Mr. Prez.


  13. July 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    From my twitter timeline:

    #DemRapidResponse (VIDEO) Jon Huntsman Says “Guilty as Charged” to Ending Medicare as We Know It #news #politics #Obama http://t.co/v8hlpqP

  14. 49 Blue
    July 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    The last time I saw him whistle, is when he got Bin Laden that week end!

  15. July 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @demsforprogress: Progressive Caucus DEFENDS President #obama on his Social Security Stance at http://bit.ly/oGqepk

  16. 51 Debz
    July 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Yes he looks sooooo stressed. Love that swagger!

  17. 52 Janelle
    July 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Here’s my guess: He’s meeting someone at Camp David away from the press and congressional aides….probably Boner or Pelosi or Reid or all the above. I could be wrong, but the President has never gone 2 back to back weekends to Camp David. It’s the only place where the press is not allowed and no one has to sign in at the WH register.

    • 53 meta
      July 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      Interesting point. I thought it was a bit surprising, too, when I heard he was headed back to Camp David this weekend as well. Then I thought maybe it was to have a bit more family time among the work hours he no doubt is putting in. Something may be afoot. Let’s hope it’s with a good outcome.

    • 54 lmrj
      July 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      Good call.

      • 55 Janelle
        July 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

        The President probably knows he has to get Boner away from Cantor with a promise of unlimited Merlot in the woods to get any type of agreement!

  18. 56 lmrj
    July 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I agree Blue. The last time I noticed him whistling was the week of Bin Laden’s take down. That was also the week of the Correspondent’s Dinner when he cracked Trump wide open with his birth cert and sent him off whimpering with his tail tucked. Another “skipping rocks” moment. Watch out!

  19. 57 makesense4tulips
    July 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Chipstick i want to comment you on a story well done. The Jane Hamsher story . Great find, u have confirmed a lot for people

  20. 60 desertflower
    July 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Yes, Chipsticks. I want to commend you, as well, for the in depth, “pulling the curtains back” expose on the so called PL…and Hamsher in particular.Let there be NO DOUBT that these little ugly weasels do not work in our best interests. Nail in THAT coffin. great job, as usual.

  21. 61 Fred
    July 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Rob Lowe’s son Mathew is doing an internship with Crusty ๐Ÿ˜ฏ NEVER watching another Rob Lowe anything.E.V.E.R again! ๐Ÿ˜ก

  22. 63 GGail
    July 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Yes, Mr. President, whistle while you work!

  23. 64 Asher in Boston
    July 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    You sure are right CS, Potus looks reaaaaaaaally stressed in that pic, with all that whistling, look and swagger. Lol. He is saying to the idiotic PL, screw you arsehats. Love my President.

  24. 65 Me4obama
    July 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    My “source” who is close to the debt ceiling negotiations has sourced me that the President is going to meet all the leaders at camp David tomorrow so he can cut Medicare and SS when no one is watching or recording his betrayals. Please be outraged by my reporting because I went through so much to get this critical death panel information. 1, 2, 3 scream. He needs a primary challenge.

    • 66 Debz
      July 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      Ed Shultz will start crying and screaming shortly and he will remind us not to vote due to this latest outrage.
      Jane Hamster will drown herself in the Potomac
      Rachel will tell us it has something to do with selling out “the gays”

      • July 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

        Or, or,or,or…

        Sadly, all of it is true and the house dems like defazzio have there buttons pushed, by these outside groups.
        And this Adam green who claims he is the base, I would love to smack him one. Seriously!

    • 69 TrumpDog
      July 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      OMG OMG OMG!!!!
      Somebody, anybody
      primary himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    • July 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Aaah shucks. This calls for the primarification of President Obama.
      Who shall it be? Oh, lawd, there are many choices: Warren, Adam Green, Ed Schultz, Arianna Huffington, Grayson, Cuomo, Weiner, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Markos, Olbermann, Harry Potter, Jolly Green Giant.

      And the list goes on and on.

  25. July 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Hey chip,
    Jim Messina wants us to get 50 new people into the campaign, for the presidents 50th birthday.


    I still believe!

    • 75 hopefruit2
      July 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Yes I got that email too ๐Ÿ™‚

      You know, the numbers 4 & 8 are our President’s lucky numbers it seems.

      August is the 8th month of the year. Our President is born on the 4th day of the 8th month. Our President is the 44th President. He will get 2 4-year terms for a total of 8 years as the 44th President. America’s Independence is on the 4th day of July, as is his first child’s birthday.

  26. July 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    The President in Swagger-rific!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. July 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    If the republican strategy is unconstitual, aren’t we entitled to do-over? Bring all the signers-on to that strategy up on treason charges elect interim congressmembers till this bunch is able to clear their names (never).

    • July 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Sorry, black on black typing still a challenge.

      • 79 desertflower
        July 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

        have to use Google Chrome:) So many of us have already had to figure that out the hard way:) It’s awful not to see what you’re typing…or HAVE typed! Try it…should work.

      • 80 lmrj
        July 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

        If it doesn’t work, then type in black and afterwards highlight what you typed to see if you need to make changes. That what I had to do on the computer I use during the day.

  28. 81 Anonymous
    July 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    President Obama has a plan. It is incredibly out of our league of guessing. I am not putting us down because you are all very intelligent and creative TOD ers’ He always seems to pull something that leaves us wondering why “we didn’t think of that.” The note on Camp David is a good one and could be possible.

    I am dedicated to praying for him in all his decisions, to ask God to guide and protect him. I’m also dedicated to pray for his enemies that “justice” be done in their lives. We all know what we want done to his enemies but that is the only way I can address their actions.As I light my candle I ask ” Lord bring them justice.” I see Murdoch is getting a piece of justice. Let it continue.

  29. 82 Anonymous
    July 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I hope that the whistle is code for “I’ve got this.”

  30. July 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Hey BWD just posted this link on her site about an interview President Obama gave yesterday.

    • 85 Debz
      July 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Every one should watch this video, very cute moment.

    • 86 Karen Sr.
      July 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      “My job isn’t to get goaded into a food fight. My job is solve problems.”

      The President is indeed the only adult in the room.

  31. July 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    E-mail to the Main Stream Media NBC, CBS, ABC

    Even though there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. You should care about the country and tell the truth, so people can be informed to make the right decision. I never seen more blatant distortion of the news because of greed. This is what our corporate media, have come to. How low we have fallen. You fail us on the wars and for that, we will always be digging out of that mess without an end. Terrorism is here to stay because of Lies Bush told and the Media went along. Stop carrying the Republican water to destroy this economy just to gain the White House, if not, we will always be digging out of this mess without an end just like the wars. For not been truthful with the American people you help brought terrorism and many dead and maim American bodies here. and your untruthfulness will help bring depression to our border. For what reason other then selfish greed.

    • 88 TrumpDog
      July 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to express how you (and many of us) feel.
      It’s sick how awful the news media is.

  32. 89 makesense4tulips
    July 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I just recieve my yes we can poster in hebrew. i poster given in supoort of the president stance on israeli and palestine. Israeli who support President Obama! I thought he was having trouble with the jewish vote Ha!

  33. July 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Is the family with him or is he going alone? You know he met with the orange man last week-end. I don’t know if it was at the White House or Camp David.

  34. July 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Update redarding Ohio’s SB5 Union busting bill.

    As it stands right now because Ohio being the only state having a referendum option to overturn the union busting legislation past by the governor, all eyes will be on Ohio on the run-up to 11/08/2011.

    We met today to start working on a strategy for our get out to vote campaign, becasue getting the 1.3 million signature was the easy part, the challenging part will be getting the voters out to the polls.

    Karl Rove has already announced that his group will be pouring millions into the state on ads and boots on the ground to combat our efforts. As a matter of fact to get their voters to the polls they’re right now gathering signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to stop the “ObamaCare” or properly termed “Affordable Care Act”, from being enacted in the state.

    Being that Wisconsin and New Jersey Governors were successful, Ohio now becomes the fire wall, but where as it was the politicians in these states that decided the fate of the workers, in Ohio it will be the voters who will have the last word.

    Because we gathered over 1.3 million signatures our slogan for the campaign is “I’m One In A Million”!

    So Governor KaSick may have his Koch brothers millions and Karl Rove super Pacs, but I’m One In A Million”!

  35. 98 Bobfr
    July 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I remember another Sat not that long ago when our very cool President had had a very busy week, roasted a bunch of wannabees at a little dinner party and spent the next day ending the career of a global terrorist.

    Hmmmm … tomorrow is Sunday …. hmmmm …

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  36. July 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hello Chipsticks,

    I was listening to Randi Rhodes yesterday and she made a statement that made me instantly think about you.
    She was saying when advertisers scouts for websites to advertise on they take quick notice of sites that have hit over million visitors, she went on to say that’s one reason why she likes to tell everyone to visit her web site.

    This started me to thinking about your site which is well over 2 million approaching 3 mill….so have the junk peddlers come a knockin yet?

  37. 104 Tally
    July 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.

  38. July 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    To all who worry about our President well here is the Blessed make up of this man. Some how GOD has given him the wisdom of Solomon to a degree.God placed the strength of Samson. But best of all He gave him the patience of JOB through all the obstacles of the GREED OVER PEOPLE PARTY.So remember there is a guidance in this President that we will not understand just keep the faith YES WE CAN.

  39. July 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    President Obama whistling is a “Code Message” for “People I’ve got this handled.” We need to remember this in case he does it again in the future. Let’s keep this info to ourselves. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • July 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      Love it!!!! ๐Ÿ˜† Will watch out for the code from now on ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • July 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      Darn, there I go again. I am Barb. I have enjoyed reading all of the discussion today on TOD and thank you Chips for providing this haven for us. . Such a good feeling to know that others think alike about our President. I always pray for him for wisdom, perserverence and protection. I also pray for “Justice” for those who try to prevail against him. The kind of justice that Murdoch is receiving lately.

  40. 110 mb32
    July 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Way out in left field question, but why is he wearing a jacket? Isn’t it steamy hot in DC this time of year?

    • 111 hopefruit2
      July 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      LOL! He’s hiding the huge plate of lemon creme pies he snuck from the WH fridge/pantry. Michelle has forbade him from eating pie on weekends.

      Actually, I believe the REAL reason is that his little blue short-sleeved shirt is in the wash. Remember he wore it last weekend? He has no choice but to wear this jacket.

      • 112 mb32
        July 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

        Ummm, pie LOL. Remember that video from the campaign where he mentioned pie like 10 times?

        • 113 isonprize
          July 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

          Barack Obama refuses to eat cake with people from Ohio! ๐Ÿ˜† 8) ๐Ÿ˜† 8)

          • 114 utaustinliberal
            July 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

            Great video isonprize. Made me lol. He sure does speak the truth.

            • 115 isonprize
              July 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

              He also has a wry sense of humor.

              PBO to the owner: I understand you are a staunch Republican.

              Owner: Why, yes, sir. I am.

              PBO: How’s business? …..

              Can’t you just imagine the slightest of smiles on his face when he said that? That very slight sparkle in his eye…

              He always makes people think. It’s almost he’s saying “THINK, DAMMIT!! THINK FOR YOURSELF!!!”

          • 116 mb32
            July 10, 2011 at 1:00 am

            Love it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. July 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    With all the “Heat” that is going on in DC, maybe it is bullet proof. It’s been mentioned that there is a new bullet proof light weight material that can be worn.without recognition. Lord forbid, but it comes to mind..

  42. 118 GGail
    July 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Didn’t someone mention that he was going to Camp David again? Maybe the jacket is for flying in the helicopter?

  43. 119 LYNND
    July 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Grace Under Pressure indeed!โ˜บโ˜ป

  44. July 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to ask Reggie,”What is it about the President’s look with that whistle.” Do you think we could get an answer from Reggie. However, I love to see him calm, thinking, and enjoying the beauty of the grounds of the house where we carries out the business of the people. Also remember, he once said that he likes Camp David’s setting where he can take in nature and take long walks. I think when he is weighing something very heavy, he likes the quietness, calmness, and just do what he has to get done. I am glad that he enjoys God’s nature and enjoys thinking among the beauty of Camp David. Remember in the recent book about his mother, she often liked to go to different places when she wanted to be among certain people and things during her studies. We will be eager to read his many books after he leaves office in 2017, and what decisions were made at Camp David and why that setting. I love my President.

  45. 121 Uche
    July 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Chips…you need to post a thread on the breaking news that John Boener is backing away from the deficit ceiling deal.

    His action does not surprise me one bit – I actually expected it once the President announced he was going big on the deal…ie willing to consider cuts/tax savings of $4 trillion rather than $2trillion.
    This was a well-played political move to box in Boener and his cronies and expose their true intentions to those who still can’t understand the level of treachery and cynicism from these so-called leaders of the GOP. Some of us were pulling out their hairs when he announced a couple of days ago he wanted to tackle this deficit problem more robustly….all the agitation about SS/medicare/medicaid cuts,which was mostly unfounded. This is rich,coming from these same people who have been blathering about the need to solve our deficit problems asap.
    Once again GOP leadership has brought their amateurish checkers skills to a professional chess game…I’m just waiting for the checkmate move by President Obama.

    On a different topic….I read all the hand-wringing and dejection on the threads yesterday following the release of jobs #s and unemployment stats with a little amusement. That we had a small blip on the mostly positive trajectory of this economic recovery, did not call for us all to go on prozac. All the micro-economic indices point to a continued improvement on the jobs front. So TOD family,just relax – the world is not ending. We have someone in the WH who is focused on that north star and not on the day-to-day changes that the simple-minded and ignorant in the media and the GOP are spending their collective energies on.

  46. July 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for this blog and all of the comments. It does my heart well to see that the President’s actions are being judged through the correct lens. He is working everyday to put this country back on solid footing with an economy based in real, tangible US products, not the financial shadows that drove us down into a near depression. Manufacturing is picking up for the first time in 30 years, trade deficits are shrinking, wars are ending. These are all really good things. Our economic recovery was doing just fine until the Republicans took over the house and started interjecting all of this “Uncertainty”. We need to shut them up and send them home in the next few elections. In order for America to be strong, she needs those who will defend her and lift her up above all else. Not party, not region, not income level. America belongs to all of us, and we need her strong and growing for any of us to have a future.

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