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Jul
11

‘all presidents should be so loved’

Jonathan Capehart (Washington Post): …. I want to dispute Peggy Noonan’s assertion that “nobody loves Obama” ….  she didn’t talk to my ex, Giuseppe, an Italian who came to this country to pursue the American Dream and fell head over heels for Barack Obama in 2007 …. Giuseppe has become my Obama barometer. If the president loses Giuseppe, he’s sunk.

Giuseppe remains firmly in the president’s corner. I asked him to read Noonan’s op-ed and to send me his reaction. Read it for yourself.

Don’t believe her!
    I LOVE the guy, and I LOVE the family.
    Instinctively. I connect to him like I have never connected with any politician EVER before . . . here or in Italy.
    The man could be my friend. He speaks my language, he is smart, he is funny. I could hang out with him any time. I feel I would talk to him or share my life with him like he was you, or Marques, or Willie, or Maurice or ada!
    I guess Noonan doesn’t know nobody like us! Or more simply she is just practicing the most popular sport among conservatives. . . . which is ganging up on him . . . cause he is too smart, real and genuine in a way that they could never be .. . .because they live in another reality, one that is shrinking up around them.
    It’s time for these people to start realizing that this country and this world do not revolve around them and that they DEFINITELY are NOT the future of this country! And what they believe in and want will matter less and less, it’s just a matter of time.

Giuseppe watched Obama slog through politically debilitating events such as health care, the gulf oil spill, the battle to end “don’t ask don’t tell” – and now this debt-ceiling fight that has the United States staring at default or downgrade or both for the first time in history. And his faith in the man has not wavered one bit.

All presidents should have such “grim support” or be so loved.

Full article here

Thanks Proud 😉

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Here’s another excellent piece from Capehart this week:

The headline of Jackie Calmes’s “White House Memo” today in the New York Times is a source of great consternation and agitation for me. “President on Sidelines in Critical Battle Over Debt Ceiling” reflects the Beltway meme that President Obama is invisible in this epic fight over raising the debt ceiling. That he was pushed off the stage by Congress to get this done. As the chatter in the echo chamber reinforced itself, folks glossed over or forgot that the president ordered Congress to come up with a plan.

At a dramatic, post-market-close news conference at the White House Friday, Obama announced that the grand bargain he and Speaker John Boehner had been working on for weeks had collapsed. Clearly exasperated, the president issued a command to Congress…..

…. Obama can’t win, it seems. Calmes writes today, “Mr. Obama is in danger of seeming a spectator at one of the most critical moments of his presidency.” Yet, last week Peggy Noonan declared, “It is time for the president to get out of the way.” Obama is not perfect. Watching how he goes about governing is akin to riding in the front seat of a roller coaster without a lap bar. But at no point do I ever think he’s disengaged or been invisible.

As we saw with the killing of Osama bin Laden, the ending of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and even the secret talks between Obama and Boehner over a big deal on the debt ceiling, this president by and large eschews theatrics for getting stuff done. And this drives people crazy.

For better or worse, we have a president who firmly believes that Congress is a co-equal branch of government. Just as the Founders envisioned….

If by Tuesday, Aug. 2, Congress has not passed a bill or if it has put forth one the president can’t sign, it will be incumbent upon him to take control to save the nation’s economy, assuming lasting damage hasn’t already been done. And if or when he does, there better not be a complaint from anyone.

Full article here


179 Responses to “‘all presidents should be so loved’”


  1. 1 nospin
    July 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation Chips. Thanks for this site.

    Our President is never alone. We have his back.

    • July 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks nospin, having a lovely time – although a raised debt limit would make things even better!

    • 3 prettyfoot58
      July 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Indeed….never will we believe those forces that want us to give up hope…to despair….to become disillusioned….

      NEVER

  2. 4 majii
    July 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    “I guess Noonan doesn’t know nobody like us! Or more simply she is just practicing the most popular sport among conservatives. . . . which is ganging up on him . . . cause he is too smart, real and genuine in a way that they could never be .. . .because they live in another reality, one that is shrinking up around them.”

    Giuseppe nails it.

    • July 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      yeah I guess Noonan Is a hater like the rest of the Rethuglicans 😦 😦 Not only Is he Smart Brilliant, and a Human Being that just so happens to be nice, kind, and a President for ALL the People, and the World too, I might add. He Is truly the *ONLY* Adult In the roome. Chew on this Ms Noonan :roll:,

  3. 6 CTGirl
    July 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I am there with him! I allowed myself to fully examine why I support President Obama…it was a great exercise and I am happy I took the time do it. I weighed what I see as his pros and cons, I pictured another person doing exactly what he is doing and concluded that had this been Sir Joe Blow doing exactly the same thing Obama is doing, I would support him.

    So, like Giuseppe, I support President Obama and I am still in love with him. Not because he is cute, young and hip or even because he broke a glass ceiling, but because his heart is in the right place and he is working in the best,interest of ALL America. What more can I ask for?

    • 7 COS
      July 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Obviously, Noonan only asked rethugs like herself how they felt about PBO. She should read our blogs and she will see all of the love flowing for PBO and his family. What is she smoking?????

      • July 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        COS, that dried up has been Noonan is from the Reagen days. I have email her twice the Reagen witch twice and told her exactly what I think of her.

      • 10 Puddin
        July 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        She must be smoking something…why or should I say who does she think the people who answered PBO’s call the other night? Did she think we answered his call because we didn’t love him anymore? I think this is wishful thinking on her part…so sad…too bad!

    • 11 desertflower
      July 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      THIS. Hello, Connecticut! (hello CTGirl:) I miss my beach:(

    • July 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      You’re right, CTGirl, but let me add a “NOT JUST BECAUSE” to your statement: “We continue to love him NOT JUST BECAUSE he’s cute, young, hip …” President Obama is definitely those things and much more. He is really something special. We’re more than lucky to have him as our leader in these perilous times.

      I spent the better part of the wee hours of this morning looking at old “random photos and videos ” of the President from the past that Chipsticks has posted over to the right side of this webpage. It’s just amazing how consistently compassionate and intellectually brilliant the man has been since at the tender age of 22 he decided to become a community organizer on the streets of Chicago. In one of those old videos, he eloquently states how he made a conscious decision to choose “values” over “money ” after finishing college at Columbia University and later going back to earn a law degree from prestigious Harvard. And, course, as everyone knows, he went on to become a state senator, a US senator, and now President of the United States of America. God bless him.

      Yes, Mr. President, we love you and we’re still behind you all the way.

  4. 15 Fred
    July 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    fack Peggy Noonan 🙄

  5. 17 desertflower
    July 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    There’s my wonderful President!!!!! I’m so proud of him. Proud of us, for voting to let him lead us. Love you bunches, PBO. Love you bunches.

  6. 18 sam uk obama supporter
    July 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I don’t know what parallel universe that Peggy woman lives in but in the real world I know many people who not only love but who adore President Obama and I am one of many. I love him because of his fierce intelligence, his love of country and fellow countrymen and women even if some of them who hate him do not deserve his love. I love his empathy and his ability to connect with people of all walks of life. I love his strength of conviction and his tenacity to get a job done in the most difficult of circumstances. I love the way he can light up a room with his thousand megawat smile and the way he takes control of any situation. I love the way he ‘talks softly yet wields a big stick’. I love the man for a million different reasons but most of all I love him because he is President Barack Obama, the full package, the greatest President of my lifetime and because a long while back when I was going through a real tough time I heard one of his speeches and realized that there was HOPE.

    I have been so down the last few days but I realize that no matter what happens over the next few days or weeks we are all so blessed that Barack Obama is President of the United States. He has and always will have my support.

    • 19 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      And you have ours. Your words are from the heart and much appreciated.

    • 20 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      July 31, 2011 at 12:07 am

      I hope you don’t mind if I steal parts of this comment to include in a email to Peggy Noonan. You expressed it so nicely.

      • 21 sam uk obama supporter
        July 31, 2011 at 3:01 am

        Walking_on_Sunshine. Of course you can use my comments to email Peggy Noonan, it would be an honor.

        Thanks Sue in Minnisota and Chi for your beautiful comments, they mean a lot to me. sorry it took so long to reply, only just got up. Finally managed to get a good night’s sleep last night!!

        Love you all, this is such a wonderful and supportive site.

    • 22 Anonymous
      July 31, 2011 at 1:54 am

      Dear Sam,

      God bless and protect you always as I know he continues to bless and guide our extraordinarily brilliant, superior and all around spectacular President Barack Obama…

    • 23 Chi
      July 31, 2011 at 2:04 am

      Dear Sam,

      God bless and protect you always as He continues to bless, guide and protect our extraordinarily brilliant, dignified, gracious, superior and all around amazing and spectacular President Barack Obama…

  7. 24 virginia
    July 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Conservatives are always talking like Noonan does because they only talk t each other. They would be surprised at how many people totally disagree with them. They have blinders on, and that’s why they continuuously misready the pulse of the country.

    • 25 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      A conservative is someone who refuses to do anything, even once. They are small, pathetic people who are afraid of the life and it’s infinte possibilities. Fear is their essence.

      • 26 Sue in Minnesota
        July 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

        I’ld like to add that in America conservatives can enjoy their freedom to live small, bitter and phobic lives. But the rest of us would appreciate it if you stop attempting to bring your despair to our parade. Stop projecting your fears on those who reject fear.
        Quit trying to control what is not within your rights to control.

        • 27 Chi
          July 31, 2011 at 2:19 am

          Sue, Randi Rhodes says that we ought to strip them of the conservative handle and instead refer to them more aptly as Regressives…

          And I absolutely agree that’s so much more fitting and captures the whole bunch of these gawd-awful, holding America hostage for their corporate-controlled tea-party unpatriotic phony nasties…

          • 28 Sue in Minnesota
            July 31, 2011 at 3:12 am

            I say we do it. Repeat it often enough and it will change the lexicon. I was trying to think of something nastier which really isn’t productive….but fits the intensity of my disgust for them.

      • 29 Puddin
        July 30, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        “Fear is their essence”…period!

  8. 30 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I posted this yesterday in response to BWD’s depressing post here, trying to cheer her up – but I’m going to repost it now (with tweeks and corrections) because I feel it’s important. I also posted this over on that ridiculous, UNCOURCED, POS on Obama supporting a short-term extension on the debt ceiling:
    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/07/30/report-president-obama-open-to-debt-limit-extension/

    When some asshole said, “are you ready to primary Obama yet?”

    😈 (so fucking sick of that shit) so I said:

    You need to calm the FRAK down. Obama has handled this brilliantly. Why has our side lost all VISION??? Have you NEVER EVER played any strategy games? Look, I know that the DEMS cave constantly and we’re used to that – but stop saying Obama does it when he’s had a crap back up team and never had 60 magical votes.

    #isupportthepresident

    – How can you reason with the insane? You can’t shout, or they crawl into their CrazyCave®. You can’t bully, they will only become louder Tantrum Toddlers. These people are not based in REALITY, so behaving in a normal way, won’t work. How is it that only Obama can see that clearly?

    – The LAST THING President Obama can EVER BE (as much as we’d all love it) is an ANGRY BLACK MAN. (How well has that worked out for Alan West?) Clinton, FDR, Ike, could all get angry. Obama KNOWS he doesn’t have that luxury.

    – PBO asked for a clean bill. The GOP saw and grabbed an opportunity to tie it to their ransom demand. How’s that been working out for them?

    – Every single day that goes by, more people are PAYING ATTENTION, LEARNING what the Debt Ceiling IS and what the consequences are if there is a DEFAULT (Millions of Americans have been late on their CCs and had their rates go up, have lost their homes because they couldn’t pay their mortgage, etc., have declared BK, and had their own PERSONAL credit ratings lowered – they UNDERSTAND.)

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE SIDE WITH THE POTUS and want to TAX THE RICH & CORPORATIONS.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE see how insane the Teaparty is, how much they hate the GOV and want to destroy it. That all their hate is based on one man, and that hatred is so deep they’re willing to destroy the country because of it. They are GOLEM, and will jump into The Fires of Mordor to get The One Ring – even if that destroys them all.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE see WHO IS RESPONSIBLE for this mess – two wars, tax cuts for the rich – all that weren’t paid for, or on the books and never in any budget.

    – Every single day the GOP HouseOfCrazy® gets more dysfunctional. And the GOP/Teaspoons OWN THAT.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE understand that the Government actually DOES create jobs. More jobs in fact, than ANY private company, and NEEDS MONEY TO DO IT.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE see that the GOV NEEDS MONEY if there is an EMERGENCY – and a “Balanced Budget Amendment” would be ultimately devistating because the Constitution can’t make Earthquakes and Hurricanes illegal. That we have to have MONEY if Iran decides they want to attack us.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING ENGAGED IN THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE SEE that President Obama is THE ONLY ADULT IN THE ROOM.

    – Every single day the GOP/KOCH INC MEDIA sees how fast a majority of Americans answer PBO’s CALL TO ACTION.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE are figuring out that the GOP are only CUTTING JOBS (FAA, etc) not creating them.

    – Every single day MORE PEOPLE are seeing there isn’t much of a difference between Bin Laden & Al Qaeda wanting to destroy the US Economy, and the Tea Party wanting the same thing.

    – Every single day we get closer to President Obama getting exactly what he wanted: A CLEAN BILL, NO SPENDING CUTS, and will he will ALLOW THE BUSH TAX CUTS EXPIRE.

    There will be no invoking of the 14th, because EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. MORE PEOPLE are reading “Section 5: The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” and understand this is the job of CONGRESS, and they’re LEGALLY BOUND TO RAISE IT, or ***declare the debt ceiling unconstitutional.***

    The longer this goes on, the bigger Obama’s EPIC WIN will be. I doubt if the EmoProgs will ever see it. They’ve become more concerned with the process than the outcome. Obama could walk on water, and they’d moan that he was being lazy for swimming.

    Stay strong people. Believe. CHILL THE FUCK OUT – HE’S GOT THIS.

    • 31 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Tally….I will repeat myself from yesterday, this is brilliant. What a glorious smack-down.

    • 32 CTGirl
      July 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Some days we need a good shake or a swift kick, I say you gave both! Excellent!

    • 33 Debz
      July 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Tally, this is great!!

      • July 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

        Thanks Tally! Sometimes is just so hard to keep the faith. One is bombarded with news stories and bloggers that continue to slap the President around. I appreciate your faith and will try to chill until this debt ceiling situation is finally fixed.

        • 35 Sue in Minnesota
          July 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

          It does get hard, so you are never in that boat rowing alone. We are in there with you and we will just keeping rowing, together we will get there.

    • 36 Rita
      July 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Tally, THANK YOU! You have put into words what we are all feeling at the moment. An in addition to that, may I add FRUSTRATION is the single most debilitating feeling? Frustration born of a feeling of helplessness as the media, Noonan et all, try and condemn this President, while failing to do their jobs in pointing out the lies and deception that the Republicans have been spewing. It makes me SICK, I tell you. The false equivalence that has become the meme of Washington has been spawned by by the media, resulting in a discussion that is so far to the right of anything we’ve ever seen before that I firmly believe we now need an extreme/liberal left wing to counter the extreme right wing vision of the so-called tea party “Patriots.” And therein lies the conundrum. The strength of Democrats has always been the ability to respect opposing views. But this very same strength has now become a hindrance in this ugly, highly partisan environment. I don’t, for a single moment, blame President Obama. His job, as president, is to stay above the fray and govern the entire country. Never has any president had to battle opposition this rabid and hatred this rabid. I will work tirelessly for his re-election, but I’m hoping that the extreme left can get some representatives and senators elected/converted, because otherwise, we, as a country, are doomed, if this debt-ceiling drama is any indication of how things are likely to be in the coming months.

      Rita

      • 37 Tally
        July 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm

        Thank YOU Rita! And I totally agree!!!!!

        • 38 HZ
          July 31, 2011 at 1:53 am

          Tally, brilliant again. Thank you so much for your brilliance in your writing. You speak the facts and the truth in such a beautiful manner. I enjoy reading your posts. Thanks again.HZ

      • 39 Chi
        July 31, 2011 at 6:53 am

        Unfortunately Rita, the self-appointed spokespeople for the left have done almost as much attacking and disparaging of President Obama as the horrid republicans…

        It has people like me who previously identified proudly as radical liberal Leftie with such a distaste for anyone who aligns with these destructive loudmouths…

        It is hard to forgive the destruction some on the left have wrought with their misinformation and hysterical attacks on President Obama…

        We expected the worst from the Regressives on the right, but I was completely blindsided by the venom from the left…

        I don’t think I’ll ever forget…

        • 40 Rita
          July 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm

          Chi, I agree that the left has attacked the President indiscriminately and left many of us wondering where all that venom materialized from! But what I’m talking about is a left that supports the President, even while forwarding an agenda that counters the extremism of the right. Might we be able to do this? I don’t know, but honestly, I don’t see any other solution to the choke hold the extreme right has placed on this country. It has already lead to destructive legislation and a downward spiral.

  9. 41 HZ
    July 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I will support him all the way. He has shown great courage to make the difficult calls since in this very demanding job. He has worked harder tha any President that I have seen in my lifetime. He is open and honest, and he is the most intelligent, calm, and focued President I have ever seen in my lifetime. The sad thing about my heart at times, is that the hatefulness that is poured out toward this President is just what I said it is, hatefulness. I have Never seen it before and I am 66 going on 67. Never. But, he keeps his cool, he moves on, and he does his job. That is the President that I will continue to support daily. I am proud of all that I did to get him elected in 2008, and I Will do everything in my powerful to help re-elect him in 2012. It Will Be Done.

  10. 49 FTL
    July 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Good afternoon everyone. It is taking all of my will and might not to start this post off with a whole bunch of cussing. I wish I could meet up with that BITCH peggy noonan and slap her in her stupid mouth!!! I am going to send the President an email and let him know just how much he is loved. Also I would just like to say that these people are evil. I have been praying every night that God takes care of these people. Their actions are demonic. All they tell are lies over and over thinking it will make people believe their CRAP!!! If you will notice it is getting more frantic that is because they know that people are starting to see who they are. Oh and the idea about the youtube channel is a great one utaustin.

    • 50 HZ
      July 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you FTL. I concur with you completly. This is exactly what I do. I know we will get through this. I have been through a lot this same type of hateful and evilness that the President in my lifetime, and I concur FTL, it was my faith and strong leaning on what my grandparents modeled for me as a young child, and then the steady reinforcement of those teachings and love of encouraging words of “Keep working hard, know who you are and fight with all of your heart.” I made it and when this ugly evil monster raises its head, that is what keeps me from falling. I do believe that the strength we put forth here and the many good and decent people who are intelligent, compassionate, caring in their works and words, and supporting POB will prevail. People who nourish on love and goodness will move through the storm more graceful and strongly than those who feed on hate, evil, and hatefulness. These people will be judge severely someday soon, I feel. We stand together with this President. It is hard to do in this hate and evilness, but we can make great progress because President Barack Obama will not give in or up.

    • July 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      FTL, you can always send her a email. Try that.

    • 52 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      Cussing works here if you feel the need, let her rip.

  11. July 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Conservatives are always talking like Noonan does because they only talk t each other……. Yeah, well If that’s the case, then SHAME on them to be so narrow minded. Shame on them who never venture out to see what the other side Is feeling. Wowwwwwwwww small minded people 😦

    • 54 prettyfoot58
      July 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Noonan and others on the Professsional left have a tough time with the Tall Tan President as nuch as those on the right….in fact if you were to peal that thin “liberal” veneer off od rhwm you would find a right winger and their allies…..if and i say IF….Noonan and her Professional Left allies voted for the President ….they feel as if they own him…that he owes them something for their vote…and that he should be exceeding grateful for that vote..enough so that he should bend down and kiss their foot….

      Never will this President….do that….

      Interesting tho….the TP/Repubs are called out because they won’t compromise….yet Noonan and the gang call out the President because he does….

      I believe …..

      that at the last moment..the Congress will send a CLEAN bill to raiise the debt limit …to the President…and he will sign it…

      this will be orchestrated…by Pelosi finding some sane repubs in the House.to vote…to just raise the debt limit…..and that Reid will do the same thing in the Senate….

      it will be an awesome spectacle to watch…

      i will have plenty of popcorn on hand…

  12. 55 HZ
    July 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    This is the hate that I am speaking of happening right now on the Senate floor right this moment. Sen. Teaparty , Rubio. However, Senator John Kerry is beating the s… out of him right now. Watch this shithead. Rubio. He is a hateful you know what.

  13. 56 GGail
    July 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    If you can, I suggest that everyone watch c span2. The Congress is debating and it is very interesting! Right now it’s Kerry(yea!) and Rubio (yuck!).

  14. 67 GGail
    July 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oh…and I support and love President Barack Obama!!!!!

  15. 68 hgerhard
    July 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Giuseppe, you are the voice that the commentators are trying so hard to suppress. You have it right – keep on telling it just like it is! I’ll add my own “grim support”: As I’ve said many times, this President is by far the best President in my lifetime and I’m in my late 60’s. I not only support him, admire him and tell the world about it – I absolutely LOVE this man. He is in a class by himself, a role model as a human being, a parent, a public servant and our President. I often wish I could be more like him when I get aggravated with the sheer evil of some of his detractors and furious with the media for their lack of objectivity and simple fairness. I wish I could be calm and refrain from denunciation. I wish I could always be focused on what is important to others before I think about what matters to me. I wish I could be disciplined to always listen to those who disagree with me in case I might have missed an important point. I wish I could maintain a work ethic that calls for sacrificing my own personal time when the situation demands it. I wish I could always be positive, cooperative and ready to engage with those who have deliberately hurt me if my doing so will help improve the lives of others. All of this I see in this President and no columnist or media mogul will ever change that.

    • July 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      Yeah, I hear ya’, I often wish I could be more level headed, when the going gets tough, but the Good Lord ain’t finish with me yet, so here I struggle to reach that goal. I believe PBO has the Love Of God all around him, and I believe that God has his Angels all around him, his Family, and his entire Administration.. Look, we the People elected him, but I believe In my heart, that God *CHOSE* him. I too am In my late 60’s and I’m here to tell ya’ that I never ever saw a President that keeps In touch with the People, and fight hard for the poor, and middle-class People. This President sounds like he has read his Bible, and knows what JESUS would do, In my opinion. God’s got this President In his hands 🙂

      • 70 HZ
        July 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        Luci1119, you are correct. He is not finish with any of us, and you are doing exactly what you have to do what is peaceful for you. We all are humbly asking for that daily strength of grace to keep this journey as peaceful as we can, so just know that we are all here to minister with our individual gifts to each other still respecting each of our family members spiritual choice. I do respect that, but as you stated, I do believe the President and what he states about his faith. I believe him because I can also see the fruits that his spirit bears daily. I believe also that this President is surrounded by God’s protection and angels of love and spiritual grace. The President is going to be fine, and we are going to make it through this. The things that hurt me most of all is the lies that these people are standing on the floor right this minute. Sen. Rand Paul is lying , that hurts. I hate liars, Yes I hate people lying on people.

  16. July 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    What a wonderful picture of the President. I love him more every day. He doesn’t telegraph his moves. He’s not a drama queen. He’s steady and strong and he gets shit done. I’m behind him 100%.

    KEEP CALLING CONGRESS TODAY.

    The congressional switchboard is open. Or you can call their offices direct. I just called and did reach an aide today for my Republican senators office. I’ve called Cantor, Boehner, Lugar, Coates, Rep. Burton. There’s more but I forget now.

    • 72 Sue in Minnesota
      July 31, 2011 at 3:22 am

      I just now really studied that photo, Mr. President has a twinkle in his eyes….he knows his counter punch is going to be devastating to these circus performers that have been confused for Congressmen.

  17. 73 Debz
    July 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I love our President too and like Capehart’s friend,I feel a connection with him that I never felt with any other politician.
    As for these fools complaining that PBO is not engaged, you are correct he orders Congress to do their job. “DO THEIR JOB” being the operative words here. It’s not PBO’s job.

    • 74 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      He gives them every opportunity to be better, to join him at the adult table….he has the patience of a saint, and the dedication of a good mentor. But those little kids are to busy with their temper tantrums, and frightened by the boogeymen in their little brains.

      • 75 HZ
        July 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

        Sue, you are always very encouraging. Thank you. If you listen to the Teaparty people and some of the Republicans on the floor(right now), these people are on the floor and they are crazy and evil. Listen to Rand Paul spewing lying and constanly bashing the President. That is what is so evil and hateful. These people are playing with the wrong President. And Rand Paul with his evil self is standing up there lying about what we want. I do not want what these fools are talking about. Pray and keep Senator Durbin in your prayers right now because Sen. Durbin has to be there(doing his job) and listen to this evil garbage. Ask God to protect him from these evil words even coming one inch to his heart and mind.

        • 76 Sue in Minnesota
          July 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

          I will and like you I, if I am honest, hate liars. Oh and I hate Sarah Palin too. I’ll work on my hate….but I will now tend to prayers for all those who serve our nation’s greatest good.

  18. 77 57andFemale
    July 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Maybe if Jonathan Capehart had shown the President the respect he deserved when DADT was repealed, instead of jumping on the Rachel Maddow bash Obama bandwagon, Peggy Noonan would have had one less arrow in her quiver.

    But thanks for the article anyway. To coin a phrase so popular when Obama fulfilled his campaign promise less than 2 years into his presidency,

    “too little too late.”

  19. July 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    “Don’t believe her [the Noonan chick]! I LOVE the guy, and I LOVE the family. Instinctively. I connect to him like I have never connected with any politician EVER before . . . . The man could be my friend. He speaks my language, he is smart, he is funny. …” Giuseppe

    ” … I support President Obama and I am still in love with him…because his heart is in the right place and he is working in the best,interest of ALL America. CTGirl

    Exactly Giuseppe and CTGirl! This president elicits an instinctive reaction from/connection with millions (dare I say billions?) across the globe and Noonan’s hatred won’t change that FACT. Of course, for a minority the reaction is steeped in jealousy and even hatred, but it seems to me that he is such a phenomenon that he can’t be ignored. He has made, and IMO will continue to make, a profound impact on American and world history. Indeed, ‘all presidents (world leaders) should be so loved’!

  20. 79 HZ
    July 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    He is gift that I have never seen in my lifetime. I pray that we will see that and get behind him and help him fight with all of our hearts like he fights for all of us with all of his heart everyday he is in the Oval Office.

    • 80 vitaminlover
      July 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      I totally agree. I think he will receive the support. Those who know where his heart is see him as the magnificent person he is. It is all good. Things have a way of working out. In Jesus name, Amen.

  21. 81 HZ
    July 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    ALERT: PBO os now meeting with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi now on the Debt Ceiling.

  22. 83 Debz
    July 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    This ass, Boner is blaming the President for not accepting an agreement between him and Senate dems.

    • 84 Debz
      July 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      He’s on Cspan now with the turtle but I can’t watch anymore without getting sick.

      • 85 HZ
        July 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

        Thanks Debz. I understand how you feel. I had to get up and put my candles on and my special place in my home for prayer for POB and VPJB. I prayed and went down to get something to eat because I am trying not to eat too much because I have a surgery on Tues . morning. I am watching C-SPAN2 withe Senators debate. It is difficult, but I need to know how to pray as I listen to these comments. So try to relax and make sure that you eat something comforting to help you get through. I have a very serious heart condition, and that is one thing that I have to do and read, music is so important to me and helps me, and my family here. I am so grateful for Chipsticks and our beautiful haven. We are going to be strong. I am sending you a big hug Debz. Got it?

    • 88 57andFemale
      July 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Excuse me, but “huh?

  23. July 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I just looked at that picture again. I was thinking that I’ve never had this feeling of connection with any other President. He’s definitely the leader, but I feel like I’m working with him. I feel included. And I love that feeling.

    As I looked at the picture I noticed the image of the lights around his head. Unity church is a very, very positive church and they have a free prayer line. I called about him. The prayer of the woman who answered was like a song that came straight from her heart. I was in tears and I can’t remember all of it. But she was saying he was a light for us. I definitely feel that’s true. She said people don’t know it but millions of people have called for prayers for him. Whenever I feel concerned I remember that and that all of us are connected sending love to him.

    Anyone else wants to call, it’s toll free and very loving. 1-800-669-7729.

    Loved this post Chipsticks.

    • 90 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      He empowers us, he reassures us it is ours to claim and to share and to use for the benefit of all. I think he is pratically not of this world. Almost as if he is ALL of us.

    • July 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      I left the organized religion I was raised in, but I LOVE Unity Churches! They’re awesome! I have heard some beautiful prayers for the President at their services.

  24. 92 utaustinliberal
    July 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Peggy Noonan is a dried up old prune of a bitch who sucks on the teat of Reagan and is going batshit crazy with how much love and support President Obama receives from BILLIONS of people. She saw how much “grim support” President Obama had when she got hit hard on twitter and her website crashed due to the justified outrage of millions of people who read or heard about her despicable hack job of an article.

    Anyhow Reid and Pelosi are currently at the white house in talks with the President and Boehner and McConnell are now back in talks with POTUS after they walked away like wimps. Boehner has called for a meeting with 45 moderate republicans (if there is such a thing) who call themselves the tuesday group and he is telling them that any debt ceiling bill has to pass with bi-partisan support and they need to find a way to try and work with democrats in the house. So hopefully there’ll be progress made.

    • 93 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Lay down the law Mr. President ……I bet things were a little chilly for Boehner and McConnell, wonder if yurtle the turtle’s head retracted into his shell…looking for escape. The thought of his discomfort makes me smile.
      As much as I would not like to be it’s target I’ld love to see President Obama when he goes Mr. Freeze on these fools. I’ve read about it, and there is no denying it sends a very clear and powerful message.

    • July 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      UT, have you seen a tweet from Palin telling PBO to woman up?

      • 95 Sue in Minnesota
        July 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

        The only thing Palin should do is shut her nasty little trap. Brazen whore.

        What really kills her is that President Obama refuses to waste his time or energy being distracted by her hateful screeds. She has been vaporized….she is not even a blip on his radar. Go away, you mentally unstable and hateful woman.

      • 97 utaustinliberal
        July 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

        Hey africa that dumb empty headed bitch sarah palin did send this tweet out to her ignoramus fucked up followers: @BarackObama you’re wrong, threatening to throw seniors under the bus because you refuse to prioritize govt spending.Time to #womanup & lead

        She also sent out other tweets castigating the President for telling people to call, email, and tweet their congressmembers. The dumbass is pissed off that PBO empowered the American people by reminding us that WE ALL HAVE A VOICE and WE ALL USED IT. Frankly she’s an idiot who is pissed off that she’s no longer in the media cycle and michele bachmann is now the teabagger, conservative fox news, and GOP star. She’s jealous of President Obama and the love BILLIONS of us have for him and it is eating her up. 😆

      • 100 majii
        July 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm

        I have.

        The tweet: @BarackObama you’re wrong, threatening to throw seniors under the bus because you refuse to prioritize govt spending.Time to #womanup & lead
        52 minutes ago via web

        Here’s a post related to it and a link to the tweet from a blogger in AK:

        http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2011/07/having-run-out-of-theaters-willing-to.html

      • 101 TrumpDog
        July 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

        Someone should ask her how’s the ticket sales to her movie doing.

        • 102 Sue in Minnesota
          July 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm

          She is trying to drum up attention because she has a rally planned for a cornfield somewhere in the middle of Iowa coming up. She is nothing if not an opportunist. And I love rural America and Americans…..so no intentions here to disparage either. I am sorry that her trashy ass will be defiling God’s green earth.

  25. 103 Me4obama
    July 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    UT, I think am getting a girl crash on you as of lately, any how, what the heck is “the tuesday group” and why is Tangerine and Turtle so obsessed with My President? Do your Jobs you lame leaders and let My president get some R&R.

    • 104 nospin
      July 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      I’m with you on that me4obama – why should PO do the work of Congress in addition to his own work?

    • 105 utaustinliberal
      July 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got my very own girl crush!!!!! Whoooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooo 😆 😆 😆 love ya back chica. Well the “tuesday group” is 45 republicans who label themselves as moderates. They chose the name “tuesday group” because the debt ceiling deadline is Tuesday, August 2, 2011. They believe Boehner has to come to them, work with them, and try to convince them that a final debt ceiling bill (whatever that looks like; if there will be one; there might just be a clean debt ceiling bill) will have cuts that will appease them and their constituents so they can hopefully try and work with democrats to vote for a bi-partisan bill because the teabaggers sure won’t help Boehner now.

  26. 106 GGail
    July 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Must…take…a….breather……Rand Paul is on the floor…….(getting sick.).

  27. 109 criquet
    July 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    From TPM:

    “McConnell says he’s spoken to Obama and Biden within the hour, expresses confidence a deal can be reached.”

    • 110 TrumpDog
      July 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      Pardon the language but
      FUCK HIM~

      He and the rest of them could have got this shit done a long fucking time ago. McConnell’s loving this stalling because their whole plan all along has been to tank the economy to make Obama a one-term president.

      Fuck. them. all.
      I’m so pissed I could spit nails 😡

    • 111 Chi
      July 31, 2011 at 2:28 am

      Didn’t Boehner say just a few days ago they wanted the President out of the negotiations and would rather confer with their Democratic counterparts…

      These Regressives are pure slime, but they are in for some long overdue reminder of who President Obama really is…

      Do they really think this President is sitting around waiting for them to screw this country over…

  28. 112 Doris
    July 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Boehner’s and McConnell’s goal is to back the President in a corner so that he will HAVE to sign off on their version of the bill. NOT. They don’t know who they’re messing with. They think they’ve got this thing in the bag, but I don’t think so.

    • July 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Yeah, well good luck on that, cause It ain’t happening, Lokk a here PBO Is playing Chess, they are playing checkers. PBO Is gonna take the Turtle, and the Bohener to real School, humph!

    • July 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Doris, you are right, POB is surrounded by the favor of The Almighty goodness of grace and favor. POB will not allow these evil people and their evil ways to not allow him to use his God given abilities and use of his gifted intellect to be dragged in the mud by these foolish and evil people. It will not happen. God is in control. God is tired of these evil people oppressing people on this earth. Keep our good thoughts of energy and good and faithful prayers strong.

    • 116 halo.
      July 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Everyone needs to call the WH to tell them not to give in.

      • July 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

        And some of us here need to recognize that we shouldn’t give up or give in to the meme either.

      • 120 Chi
        July 31, 2011 at 2:41 am

        Halo, may I suggest a well-deserved break from imbibing and spitting out silly PL talking points and narratives…

        If you find yourself unable to, maybe a long overdue break from contaminating this wonderful site with the same subtle and not so subtle endless insinuations that demean and attempt to cast President Obama as a leader who needs to be told what to do by a bunch of faceless losers…

    • 121 prettyfoot58
      July 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      IT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORIT OF CONGRESS TO PAY FOR THE DEBTS INCURRED…WE MUST REMIND FOLKS OF THAT…IT IS UNCONSTITIONAL FOR A PRESIDENT TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILIN….UNLESS WE ARE IN DEFAULT…..THIS IS ON CONGRESS….

  29. July 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Unions hit Cantor, other vulnerable Republicans on debt ceiling

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/174281-unions-to-hit-cantor-vulnerable-republicans-on-debt-ceiling

    …..

    “If Congress doesn’t act by Tuesday, America won’t be able to pay all of its bills,” one version of the ad begins. “

Social Security checks, veterans benefits, military pay — all could be at risk because Congressman Bobby Schilling and congressional Republicans want to protect tax breaks for millionaires, oil companies and corporate jets. 

So if the check you or your family depends on doesn’t arrive, thank Congressman Schilling. 
Tell Congressman Schilling to stop holding the interests of ordinary Americans hostage.”

    [video]

  30. 123 Ladyhawke
    July 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Senator Al Franken speaking now. He is just terrific.

  31. 125 Bobfr
    July 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    30 July 2011

    Dear Mr President,

    Given your decades of community service, your exceptional intellect, your palpable empathy and simply amazing-from-the-heart smile, it might appear to some that your pragmatic approach to complex issues, your willingness to treat the Congress as a co-equal branch of government with whom to build consensus through compromise are signs of weakness.

    So often these past 2 1/2 years we’ve heard the braying of some on the left of ‘cave’ as you rather stunningly achieved one legislative, often historical, victory for all Americans. Those legislative victories have already proven a bounty to our economy, to the health and inalienable rights of our fellow citizens, and more. In the face of it you demonstrate yet another obvious trait – humility.

    But, you’ve also done a few things that should have alerted the dimwitted extortionists in the Republican Congress and their monied enablers.

    You ordered a daring rescue of a hostage – Captain Richard Phillips.

    With remarkable speed and minimum deference to those whom certainly would have caused delay, you built an alliance and issued the necessary orders thereby saving thousands of Libyans certain death and launching them on their path to self-determined freedom from a tyrant and terrorist.

    And then you took out Osama bin Laden.

    Through those acts you demonstrated something those that should have been paying attention, still haven’t.

    It is crystal clear that when you are confronted with a colossal catastrophe in the making or a highly complex, ultra-dangerous task, you will work diligently to gather the facts and then you will take decisive action.

    You know the history of Section 4 of the 14th Amendment.

    You know that we have a group of individuals in the Congress prepared to cause irreparable harm to our Republic by defaulting on our debt. The harm would make the economic aftermath of 9/11 and the GBW recession of 2008-2001 look like hiccups. Way beyond the immediate and long-term economic disaster, the credibility of the USA would be defunct.

    For radical Republicans and their enablers it’s a three-fer: roll back the past 60 years of our social compact, protect the wealthiest few, and damage the black guy’s chances of re-election.

    That must not happen. Extraordinary, unprecedented, totally predictable damage requires extraordinary, definitive preventive action.

    Mr President, based on your performance, not your words, we are fortunate that you are President, today. In the next 48 h you will, once again, need to remind the Republican hostage takers not to mess with you and the Republic that you serve with exceptional courage, intelligence and decisiveness.

    Thank you,
    Bob

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together

    • 126 Doris
      July 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Bobfr. Please post this at OFA and all around. It is sorely needed today by the supporters.

    • 127 Tally
      July 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      Brilliant stuff Bob!

    • 139 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Bobfr…you are a wordsmith of par excellence.

    • 140 Debz
      July 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      Brilliant letter Bob!!

      • 141 Bobfr
        July 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        Thank you everyone.

        Just want all of you to know that Senator Harkin has just developed and delivered (~ 1420-1440 PDT on CSPAN) an exceptional justification for the President to take BOLD action, via the 14th Amendment. Totally amazing!!

        He intends to continue and will probably be doing so in the next ~ 40 min (~ 1700 PDT) on CSPAN.

        I hope one of you can recover his 11 min speech and YouTube it because it is an historical statement, for sure, and one that is likely going to resonate for years to come.

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

        • 142 Bobfr
          July 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

          On edit – that should be ~ 1620-1640 PDT …

          • 143 Bobfr
            July 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

            Have sent a copy of the letter to Senators Levin, Mikulski, Kerry, Murray, Reid, Schumer, Cantwell, Menendez, Harkin, Sanders and Leader Pelosi with a request to each of them (though I know it’s unlikely any of them will even see the request) to read the letter into the Record and try to bring it to President Obama’s attention.

            Trying.

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

    • 144 Chi
      July 31, 2011 at 2:54 am

      Dear Bob…

      I want to be just like you when I grow up…

      Thank you so much for your brilliance, clarity of mind and heart…

      You inspire beyond words…

  32. July 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Peggy is a woman scorned, and it sure ain’t pretty on her. I swear, all these people want PBO to give them the time of day so bad, they can’t handle the rejection. She’s engaging in textbook projection — she sees how much PBO is loved and she writes the exact opposite. Psychology 101. She’s really pitiful and to be pitied.

  33. July 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I haven’t commented here before, but I come here several times a day and feel part of the family. I thank God for this site and for The Only Adult in the Room. It seems that every summer is a time of trial for us when all the negative forces conspire to sap our energy and bring us down and just when we think things can’t get any more depressing, our president manages to turn the ugly around and hope comes with the autumn breezes. Despite the best efforts of his enemies to bring the economy down, the president won’t let it happen. He’ll find a way and it will be fair to everyone. To to all the great family members here–Tally, Africa, HZ, Doris, etc and to the great Chopsticks, thanks for the home and the haven. You are truly inspirational! We will get through this and we’ll be strong than ever. And don’t forget to give the president a little love and money for his birthday. He’s had to postpone his fundraising tours because of the neanderthals in Congress, but we don’t have to postpone our giving.

    • 147 utaustinliberal
      July 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Hey Jackie, welcome to the family. You are so right that it seems like every summer the nutjobs come in out in droves. But this time we won’t back down and we won’t let them monopolize the discussion. 2012 is way too important and we won’t let them bring us down. Once again welcome and I hope you drop by more often and leave more comments. 🙂

      • July 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

        Hi Jackie, and welcome. Thank you for your comments about our family here. I hope that you will also feel welcome to join us here at our beautiful haven that Chipsticks has provided. I feel like this is a beautiful family with likemindness who were built from Chipstick’s calling. From the beginning on this site as well as BWD, we all came together as a real family does during difficult times. I love the people here, and most of all I respect this family site and each member. So please feel free to come back and sit at the table with us and share your thoughts. I do believe as well that we are the beautiful fighting army for our President, and we will go all the way to continue to support him and his Administration to focus on the needs of our country and the people. He is a decent and true to his core man, and I support him totally. Come join us, Jackie, if you so desire.

    • 149 GGail
      July 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Welcome Jackie and thanks for the good words of support. Join in anytime! 😀

    • 150 Fred
      July 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      hiya Jackie and welcome 🙂

    • 151 Tally
      July 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      Welcome Jackie!

      PREACH IT SISTER!!! I think it says a LOT to donate right now.

      and thank you!

      😀 😀 😀

    • 152 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      It is always a pleasure to welcome new voices, hope you will share yours freely.

  34. July 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    *chants*

    CLEAN BILL CLEAN BILL CLEAN BILL CLEAN BILL CLEAN BILL CLEAN BILL

  35. July 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Senator Kerry is speaking now . He is a level headed person. He is supporting the President.

    • 156 Ladyhawke
      July 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      I love him, he is a true statesman. In a second term, I would love to see him as Secretary of State. He impressed me so much during the debate about the START Treaty last year. He was just amazing.

      • July 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

        Yes, Ladyhawke. I think he is a very reasonable person, and yes a true statesman. I believe that he and the President have great respect for each other. Yes, he did an excellent job in the entire working of getting the START Treaty done. I was thinking the same about that position for POB’s second term.

  36. 158 prettyfoot58
    July 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    CLEANNNNNNNNNNNNN BILLLLLLLLL

  37. July 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Sen. Tom Coburn is spewing his now, “oh so holy truth now.” Where was he when they ran all of the debt? He is a hyprocrite if there ever was one. Who is he to talk. He is preaching to the CHIORSSSSSSSSSSS. Shame on you Sen. Coburn. I am calling his office and leaving a message if I cannot get through an e mail.

  38. 160 GGail
    July 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Nancy is speaking now on c span

  39. 166 carolyn
    July 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Giuseppe said what I feel. I am 71, and have never experienced a president like President Obama. He IS the American dream…he came from an ordinary background, like 99.9% of Americans, he worked hard, made good choices, married a wonderful woman, has built with her a delightful family, and through all this cares about ALL of us.
    I still remember seeing him in 2007 in Oklahoma City, he said the same things he is saying now. Politics is NOT a game, it is work, the work of the American people. He was inspiring then, he is more so now. I cried reading Giuseppe’s letter…he expressed what I know tens of millions of us feel. As hard as the far left and far right try to delegitimize him, they can’t.
    Today at the grocery store I saw a family of three…Caucasian husband and wife, with a darling boy of mixed background in the cart…the pride and love in their eyes was palpable. He was obviously adopted and wanted. I immediately thought of our President. This boy was beautiful, like our President, andI pray he will grow up to have the heart our President does. That is the future, now bitter old women like Peggy Noonan. She is to be pitied, but she also needs to be ignored. Thank you to all of you who are writing on this site….

    • July 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      awwww. that was sweet, carolyn 🙂

      • July 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

        That family picture you shared is quite touching, Carolyn! I agree President Obama is really a president with his eye on the future, the first politician to make me confront the fact that governing is not a game. I believe he has a very strong sense of what he wants to accomplish for THE FUTURE. I see it in his actions, I hear it in his every day utterances AND I see it in his, and his wife’s, very real interaction with children and young people. I think you are right – we need to ignore ‘bitter old women like Peggy Noonan’ whether they are male or female.

  40. July 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Carolyn, thank you for sharing. I know that POB will be successful. That little young man that you saw today is why we are here trying as hard as we can at our ages as well to encourage our precious young people who saw the gift in President Obama and elected him as President of the United States. Just look at the history of that. Remember he said, “America, change has come to America tonight.” And it has for you, for me, and for that little young child. Now is the time to move that beautiful change forward and not backwards to the vessels find with hate and political games. Life is not a game. It is a precious gift. Then there is the living of that life that is so important to the entire world. I would rather be on the side of great produuctive history with a President who has a mind like no other President that I have seen in my lifetime(I am 66 going on 67). Plus, to see these wonderful young people so engage in this Presidency reminds me of the time I was so engaged with John F. Kennedy and then Bobby Kennedy. We must give these young people(some were not even born, but some were,) and even their parents were seeing these great men come forth and awaken the forces of the better angels in them. Now we have the opportunity to give them the great gift that our President has been given to spread the wealth of goodness from hard work, hard studies, and focus to rise to their greatest potential. Let us not miss this opportunity.. Let us stand with, behind, and alongside of this great President to move forward with grace and greatness for their futures. I with my young people here. I love you all so very much.HZ

  41. 170 Tally
    July 30, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    hhhmmmmmm

    Just got this email from the PEN.

    http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1082.php

    It sites this: http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/31C31.txt
    Which was submitted on 2/1/2010. I’m not legal wonk, but it seems as though this might be more legal than the 14th – AND it almost seems as though it was tweeked for this very moment….. any legal wonks lurking??

  42. July 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    PBO looks SO good in this picture. 🙂

  43. 173 LYNND
    July 30, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The problem that Peggy, and other Barack Obama detractors have, is that the President is so well loved by millions of people here, and around the world. Please spare us from your future meltdowns Peggy; either have them in the privacy of your home, or take a valium.

    • July 31, 2011 at 3:36 am

      I think she Peggy is still living in the Reagen days.She looks like it. According to her Reagen could do anything including walk on water.I think she work for him also.

  44. July 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I hope Michelle and the girls are taking care of him. Right now he needs alittle extra loving.

  45. July 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    He needs our support and love more than ever right now. I can’t imagine how difficult his life must be while all this is going on.

    • July 31, 2011 at 3:41 am

      paxgirl, he will be just fine. With the love of his family, his wife and two daughters, his support from friends, and the pray and support from all those who support and believe in him. He will be just fine. I believe that. What don’t kill you will make you that much stronger.

  46. 178 CTGirl
    July 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2011/07/white-house-executive-chef-cris.html

    Let’s add White House Exec Chef Chris Cumerford to the list.

  47. 179 AnitaW
    August 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    That Noonan piece is complete rubbish. Obama a loser? You’ve got to be kidding! Our President is 8 shades of AWESOME.


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