hey, let’s do lunch

President Barack Obama, flanked by Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs Rob Nabors, left, and Chief of Staff to the Vice President Bruce Reed, eats lunch at the Good Stuff Eatery, Aug. 3

President Obama leads members of his economic team back to the White House after taking them out to lunch


235 Responses to “hey, let’s do lunch”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    WOW. Everyone is whipping out their camera. No wonder Mitt Romney wants to follow the President when he goes on his usual vacation to Martha’s Vineyard to access some of that popularity πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 2 TrumpDog
      August 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      This is getting a bit creepy.
      Mitt’s been MIA the past two weeks, scared to talk about the debt crisis but crawls out now so he can travel wherever Obama is.

      Someone’s looking for media attention. Maybe he can send the Obama family some leftover pizza.

  2. 3 collegekay
    August 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Sure does look like people hate this president. All hear are boo’s. /endsarcasm

  3. 11 meta
    August 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm


    Chips, I was HOPING there would be a post for this!! You’re ze BEST!!!!

  4. August 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    PBO looks good πŸ™‚ That lady is representing smart women everywhere.

  5. 13 Dakota
    August 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    OMG! I love that last picture! The Prez has got that jacket thrown over his shoulder…smilin’…lookin’ sooooo smooth!!!!! Love him!!!

  6. August 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    It’s so good to see the president smiling again!

  7. August 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    seriously, where is Daddy Warbucks?

  8. 33 desertflower
    August 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Is it just me, but PBO looks MUCH MORE relaxed! Wonderful to see. You did good, Mr. President! Happy Birthday:) Big smooches!

    • 34 Kels
      August 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      He has incredible skin. I think he uses his wife’s products. My dad used to do that, used up all of my mom’s Oil Of Olay all the time. LOL

  9. 35 desertflower
    August 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Hillary is looking a little tired. Another hard worker….PBO surrounds himself with excellence.I really appreciate that.

    • 36 hopefruit2
      August 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      She’s tired of all these damn do-nothing Republicans in congress collecting six-figure welfare stipends. She’s tired of these fauxgressives on the blogs using her name to bash her boss. She’s just sick and tired of it all.

    • August 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      she does. I just watched the video. She looks like she wants to say : fuck it. πŸ˜• These teapublican teahadists are just bullshite. πŸ˜•

    • August 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Yes Hillary does a great job, she’s a helleva *Secretary* of State. Great job Hillary πŸ™‚ But I sure would like to see her cut her hair, I believe It’ll spruce her up.

      • 39 EDP4BHO
        August 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

        She’d look fabulous in a shorter, layered look. It would probably lift her spirits some. New hairdos have a way of doing just that.

  10. 40 utaustinliberal
    August 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Love, love , love the pictures and the video. And they say he’s lost the base. Hahahaha

    I’m glad he took the team out for some chow. They’ve certainly earned it and some much needed relaxation time after three months of grueling work and debates.

    I’m listening to Randi Rhodes right now http://www.ktlkam1150.com/mediaplayer/ and not only is she hilarious. She knows the facts of the debt deal inside out. She is brilliant, knowledgeable on every freaking political topic, on point, 100% in for President Obama, calls out GOP and PL alike for their lies about the Obama Adminisration policies. She’s FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!!!!!!

    @Desertflower, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!! for the link. I am in political junkie heaven. Ahhhhh….. Randi Rhodes Blissssssssssss πŸ˜€

    • 41 desertflower
      August 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      Love YOU! It is political junkie heaven:) I have to go back to work next week (elementary school) I’m going to have withdrawal. I just know it. Welcome, welcome, welcome:)

  11. 43 Titti
    August 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    So happy to see him out of DC – that political arena is a cesspit. Glad to see him relaxing and smiling amongst real genuine citizens. After watching the Souza pics, just wanted to give him a hug.

  12. August 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I love my president, good to see him among the folks.

  13. 50 Hachikō
    August 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Rightwingers seem obsessed with the caloric content of the food the Obama’s eat: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2011/aug/3/hamburger-today-24-trillion-tomorrow/

  14. August 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I’m got to make my B-day donation to PBO later today. πŸ˜€

    I just finished printing out a copy of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and gave it to my mother. She’s a retired HS history teacher and complained about the misinformation going around about the bill. She wanted to get her hands on a copy. She’s used to reading and analyzing primary sources.

    I’ve skimmed the bill and saved the PDF, but it will probably take me a week to slowly go through and figure out the whole thing. πŸ™„ But at least I have someone here to help. πŸ™‚

  15. 58 JER
    August 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    President Obama speaks live from his birthday event in Chicago, IL. – Starts at 08/03/2011 – 5:00 PM PT :


    • 59 dotster
      August 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      It’s getting real old, but I continue to be disgusted with our news media, who seem singularly focused on promoting controversy. Instead of showing the 1500 enthusiastic and excited supporters waiting to get into the Aragon Ballroom for the bday bash, which would make sense and would be the decent thing to do for the hometown Pres., the local news reporter had to give her report tonight in front of about a dozen shouting immigration reform protesters. It’s so infuriating, always showcasing the negative.

      • 60 Sue in Minnesota
        August 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        At least they could have shown both, but that would require them to adapt a balanced approach. It is very tiring…..and misinforming. Sigh.

  16. 61 nintendowii10
    August 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Rev Al is calling out the Teapugs for the FAA nonsense.

    • August 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      Did you listen to Rev. Al? We have the Progressives out there ranting and raving about President Obama, but these people haven’t said a dam word about the Republicans, and the mess that they are doing. After putting this country through that debt ceiling B.S. Now these Republicans goes out of town for a month leaving this FAA situation unresolved. Costing Americas 30 million dollars a day. With 74,000 people out of work. And all this is done so they can go after the unions. But where is the Progressives going after the Tea-Republicans? Who is there enemy? Have they made President Obama their enemy? It seem to me all the Democrats ought to be getting together to go after the Tea-Republicans. But all I hear is I’m so disappointed of Obama, Obama has let me down. But do these Progressives think the Tea-Republicans, do they think Romney, Bachmann, Gingrinch, Pawlenty, Huntsman, Perry, or any other of those Republicans will do what they want.

  17. August 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    For those interested in helping Rev.AL.

    Please we need you on board………Thank you

    Click to access lets_organize.pdf

  18. 64 nintendowii10
    August 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Quitter from Wasilla can burn for saying PBO would pal with her if she was a terrorist!!!! That Alaksan eskibimbo needs to go away, far far faaaaaaaaaaaaar away!!!!!!

  19. 73 donna dem 4 obama
    August 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I’m away on vacation but love to see my city showing PBO much love.
    Trust me outside of the beltway politics folks sympathize with the prez.

  20. 74 CEB
    August 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Good for him; glad he got a chance to go out for burgers and fries (did you see that huge bowl) with his boys. They have all worked so hard for us. So nice to see him smile again and to to see him with the people. What’s up with mittens? ugh

  21. 75 CEB
    August 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    That pic of Reggie and Joe Clancy is too cool! Thanks, Lisa

  22. 76 Sue in Minnesota
    August 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Judging from the crowds reaction, and we have historical record of consistency, this president is so ostracized and reviled by the public he serves 😯 …NOT!

    August 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm


  24. August 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Chipsticks here’s some additional video from cbs on the President’s lunch:


    • 79 utaustinliberal
      August 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Hey donna, Video Queen Extraordinaire; I have been looking for an extended video of the lunch outing. Thanks for coming through. πŸ˜€

      I thought this was a sweet gesture and it is so like President Obama to do it without fanfare. In one of the pictures of the lunch outing, while PBO was line, an African-American woman was in front of him in the line and after he and his team placed their orders, PBO paid for his team and also paid for the woman’s lunch. That is CLASS you just can’t buy. πŸ˜€

      • August 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        Thanks utaustinliberal.

        President Obama is just the sweetest thing.

        he has such a kind heart. It must be a life changing experience working for him.

        He’s also very handsome and looking good for 5-0 n every possible way. If you now what I mean. πŸ˜‰

    • 81 GGail
      August 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks donna! I’ve eaten at that burger joint when I’ve visited DC and it gets real hot in there – always crowded. Wow SS giving people the wand-over outside. Poor SS Joe thinks POTUS is walking toward the Beast and he looks around and POTUS is shaking hands at the tables!!! πŸ™‚

  25. 82 isonprize
    August 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    It’s on, ya’ll. Off to host my birthday party for the Prez!!!

    This one’s for Pres. Barack Obama!!!


    Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday!

  26. 83 isonprize
    August 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    one more thing…… This is from Betsy Hoover, Director of Online Organizing Obama for America

    If you’re on Twitter, we’ll be using the hashtag #bo50 all day. Check it out and join in the conversation.

    • 84 utaustinliberal
      August 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for the birthday hashtag heads up isonprize. Hope you enjoy the birthday party for PBO and come back with details. πŸ˜€

  27. 85 chiara
    August 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    So I just saw Chris Matthews ranting about Obama’s upcoming bus tour. He pronounced that people in the Midwest will be yelling out from the crowd that Obama should be in DC working on creating jobs! I have watched Chris long enough to know that if Obama were to stay in DC the entire month of August, while Congress is in recess, Chris would be asking why POTUS wasn’t out there with the people, he spends too much time in DC, people don’t know who he is, Congresspeople are holding town halls during August, Obama should be out there too!!!

    So if you take Chris Matthews’ comments at face value you would have to assume that he believes the President himself comes up with all the ideas about job creation (not his economic team) and he does all the work himself, therefor could not possibly get anything done while on a bus tour. It is just repeating the same tired old meme from Republicans about how he couldn’t leave DC while the oil spill was going on…..for months, or that he couldn’t possibly monitor situations at home while abroad.

    Chris Matthews is of course not the sharpest tool in the shed, his insight is never all that sharp as demonstrated by this segment, but it is this same sort of stuff that is repeated by many in the mainstream media that makes it so hard for our President to gain any traction on so many things. My take is that basically the truly spectacular laziness of our Media is partially responsible for where we find ourselves regarding the insane politics of DC right now.

    • 86 hopefruit2
      August 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      It would appear that Tweety has been in bed with HuffnPuff Hack Howard Fineman these last two weeks. So I dare say, his talking points will reflect the anti-Obama punditry of Hack Fineman.

      I take his silly analysis with the appropriate amount of salt. Next month the pendulum will swing back.

      • 87 chiara
        August 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        Oh heck, Chris’ “analysis” if you could call it that swings one to another multiple times within just one show!

    • August 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      And if President Obama was holed up in the oval office the whole month, Tweety would be bitching about him not using the bully pulpit.

    • August 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Ah, Chris Matthews, our resident expert on White people. What he said is not going to happen. those people will be excited and happy to hear that someone in DC is thinking of them.

    • 91 lamh34
      August 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Tweety already has a problem with the admin possible strategy of making up for is possible loss of white voters by encouraging and rallying other non-white working Americans, i.e. Latinos. When a reporter on his show, Ben Smith I think, made said that part of the strategy might be to balance the defection of whites with an increase in Latino voters, tweety said he didn’t like the President “ignoring” these voters and replacing them with others …you can hear the inherent “those people” in his voice. The other reporter seeing where Tweety was trying to go corrected him an told he that the admin is NOT trying to throw away white voters for latino ones, they of course wanted to keep white voters, but they no they are going to lose some regardless and so by increasing latino votes they can “broaden their map to victory”. Tweety, was like well that makes more sense.

      I wish I could find the video. That was it for me and Tweety.

      • 92 dotster
        August 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm

        Tweet has been talking about Obama’s problem with “regular people”—-he actually said that—-again just the other day—–since before the ’08 election. Regular people means white people in Pa. and Ohio, I guess. Or as he now describes it “from Scranton to Warsaw”. Warsaw, Wi.? I keep waiting for someone to question his “regular people” reference, and why aren’t people with varied skin tones “regular people”—–but no one does. Also, he spent a good portion of today promoting Rick Perry. When one of his guests said Perry would have problems in a general election, Tweet told him to shut up, he wanted him in the race. It’s all a game to these media creeps.

        • 93 EDP4BHO
          August 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

          Seems he does a bit of race-baiting himself with these constant praises of white-wingers, and “regular” folk. I really have to get tweeting because his “regular” folk to me reminds me of watching TV (see the re-runs on TVLand) of 1950’s -1960’s sitcoms. I can view those today and see no one who looks like me, my son, my parents. This is the “regular” America that Matthews is referring to. He does not impress me with his faux-liberalism. He is a fraud who plays both angles just to keep shit in the game, and to stay relevant. He has no loyalty to anyone but his long-time associates.

      • 94 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        You folks just keep on watching and getting angry at the SAME BS. But keep watching cause the rest of us that don’t watch the nauseating MSM and their CORRUPT pundits need the know what is going on in HATELAND. Thanks again for your updates. πŸ˜‰

      • 95 Sue in Minnesota
        August 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm

        We are all Americans……this splitting us crap should stop.

    • 96 dotster
      August 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Agree about the media’s responsibility in much of the current state of affairs. They promoted and gave credence to the tea party which has taken the country on a disastrous path. They only seem interested in promoting controversy and negativity. I think they’ve really done a number on President Obama, seemingly anxious to bring him down, trying to set up a real horse race for the election, or extreme jealousy, or I don’t know what, but I have never seen anything like it. My husband just commented about the negative flavor of every news story tonight, spreading doom and gloom, which spreads doom and gloom. It’s a tough go, having to break through the entire news media.
      In more positive news, I just saw President Obama bounce down the stairs of Air Force One, looking great and energetic, met by Mayor Rahm, both of them looking happy to see each other, striding lively off to board Marine One.

      • 97 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 3, 2011 at 8:49 pm

        Not everyone watches the news folks. For that we can be grateful. Otherwise PBO’s approval ratings would be in the 30’s. 😯

    • 98 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      SIGH!! Chiara thanks for our latest PL Pundit report. Chris Matthews at his best. πŸ™„ I’m sure Keith O., Ed Shultz, Bill Mahr, and Maddcow will be chiming in on the upcoming bus tour. And I’m sure we will get reports from all you listeners and watchers. πŸ˜‰

      • 99 EDP4BHO
        August 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

        Keith, I know it is a chore to read these “reports” as you call them πŸ˜€ I agree with you, and I don’t even have the stomach to watch these media-lites. But we have to appreciate those who do as they are keeping us informed of the headwinds we as well as PBO have to face each and every day. Let’s give everyone here breathing room to do his/her own thing. What say you? πŸ˜€

        • 100 GGail
          August 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

          But…but…PBO is NOT paying attention to them. He’s going about doing “the people’s” business.

        • 101 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          August 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

          Yes, EDP4BHO. I understand. We all have are roll. I did thank everyone for reporting the MADNESS from the MSM for folks like me who can not shomach to watch. I posted it upstream. They serve a COURAGES and NOBLE roll in Obamanation. πŸ˜‰

      • 102 chiara
        August 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm

        See I have to disagree about Rachel. While she has at time criticized Obama she never engages in ridiculous “beltway” criticisms like the one I mentioned with Chris M. It’s a very rare occasion that I find her going over the top with hyperbole and when she does criticize the administration she usually backs it up with some pretty good facts and also weighs in on why something may not be going the right way, namely she will show that while Obama didn’t maybe achieve what he said he wanted to, it was in larger part because of the obstruction he faced. I find her quite fair almost always. It doesn’t hurt that she’a about a million times smarter than Chris.

        I honestly don’t have a problem with criticism of Obama for one decision or another and actually think it can be a good thing if it’s constructive, but I want to hear the back up info for that criticism and they “why” behind it.

        What I want is a media that is not obsessed with trying to balance everything like they must create a Democratic equivalence to the tea party threatening to ruin the country.

        Rachel in fact does a lot of going after the beltway media for doing things like that.

  28. 103 CEB
    August 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Regarding the FAA situation. This is a no-brainer. What the hell is wrong with congress? Do they hate the rest of us and only care about themselves and being in power? At this rate, what will be left to govern after their empty wins?

    • 104 GGail
      August 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      I’m glad the President put Congress on BLAST again in front of the reporters and cameras about the shameful way they left without taking care of the FAA business as they have done many times in the past. And Hiliary nodding her head in agreement.

  29. 105 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    The media is upset that the President is celebrating his 50th birthday. They are trying to tie his fundraising trip out of DC with the lazy do-nothing REPUBLICAN congress taking a month-long vacation while leaving FAA workers in limbo.

    • 106 chiara
      August 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      This is the problem with the “media”. They aren’t actually upset, they are just repeating the Republican manufactured “outrage” as if it is widespread and truly a concern for Americans, which it of course is not. Because most Americans know that he is running for a second term and has to do fundraisers and that the republicans running against him are doing it as well. Only the dumbest of the dumb would actually fault the president for celebrating his Birthday.

    • 107 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      πŸ™„ Keep reporting the spin folks. Seeings how I don’t watch that TRASH you all do a good job of informing me. πŸ˜•

  30. 108 CEB
    August 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Who is the female staffer with the president’s lunch group?

  31. August 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Tweety doing a segment on RW all consuming hatred of PBO. He’s showing clips all the way from 2009 when that asshole said yelled: “you lie!” at State of the Union…………Tweety, late, but at least he’s doing it.

  32. 111 CEB
    August 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks, meta.

  33. 112 utaustinliberal
    August 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Did anyone just see the verbal smackdown Joe Madison gave that sick bitch of conservative talk radio Heidi Harris on the Rev’s show?

    Heidi was whining and complaining that it’s unfair for dems and others in the media to refer to the GOPTeabaggers as terrorists, hostage takers and jihadists and they should apologize and blah blah blah. Joe pointed out that no one had called them jihadists and that the GOP Tea Party caucus said that they were happy with being called hostage takers and embraced the terminology. Heidi kept yelling saying that was a lie. Rev Al asked her what her response was to Palin saying on Hannity that if Americans were terrorists, President Obama would pal around with them. Lo and behold Heidi was uncharacteristically quiet and didn’t rebuke Palin. She then tried to redirect the conversation and kept yelling that dems should stop referring to the teabaggers as terrorists and Joe Madison let ‘er rip! He told Heidi point blank that until her side of the aisle stops referring to President Obama in racially tinged slurs such as “Tar Baby” and “Boy” they have NO leg to stand on. They may not like PBO, but they should damn well afford him the respect of calling him President Barack Obama. Whooooo!!!! I’m glad Joe called out Pat Buchanan’s use of the word “boy” when referring to PBO thereby also indirectly calling out MSNBC for their allowance of such a despicable creature on their newtwork.

    • August 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      saw that. it was great.
      ps- tweety yelling about “where are the public works projects…. what is the administration doing besides going on a bus tour.”—— I think he needs some Lithium for that bipolar stuff he’s got going on.

      • 114 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        August 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        I wonder if even a fraction of the populous watches all this stuff you all report from the blogs, radio, and tv that is highly negative toward the Commander in Chief? hmmmm……………….

  34. 115 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Does anyone have a link where to watch PBO fundraising speech?

    • 116 COS
      August 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Accordiing to my C-span schedule, it will be shown on C-Span Live TV at 8:15 tonight est, also here online.


      • 117 Me4obama
        August 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        Thanks cos am waiting patiently.

      • August 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

        Oh thank you for the link. I’ve been searching all over for a livestream- no party’s in my area at all.. I felt very alone here πŸ˜‰ And thanks Chips for all the great pics today.. I awoke very happy to my social security check in my bank account this morning and said a very large thank you to our amazing President. I believe without him- this month would have been very hard for my son and I- I’m so grateful.

  35. August 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Gosh I’m going crazy just waiting for the President’s birthday event in Chicago. I keep looking at the countdown clock on http://www.ustream.tv/barackobama

    I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 122 EDP4BHO
    August 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Ahh, now that’s the way I like to see my man, President Obama. Been busy with household stuff today, so late as usual. I see everyone’s in birthday celebration mode. I’m about to send him a greeting at Whitehouse.gov. And I shall be praying he have a joyous day tomorrow, as well as one that is peaceful. He really needs a good rest.

  37. 128 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Guys, it’s time to tell Mittens to STOP stalking My President. He only gets Media coverage when he follows the President wherever he goes.

  38. 133 MTmarilyn
    August 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Well, my husband and I are off to our party. I am so excited, wearing my Obama/Biden Tshirt I got from the campaign. Talk to you all afterwards. Can’t wait to hear from all who attended.

  39. 135 COS
    August 3, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Rahm is still on the job defending PBO. Love it. πŸ™‚


    Emanuel, who spent 18 months as Obama’s White House chief-of-staff, considers Romney’s video taunt the height of hypocrisy and an insult to both Chicago and its presidential resident.

    β€œBecause of the tough decisions the president made, discarding all the conventional wisdom that was then spewed around, 1.2 million people today have a job. He didn’t listen to conventional wisdom … drafted by … Mitt Romney, who suggested that … the auto industry and all the related industrial base of America should just go bankrupt,” Emanuel said.

    β€œPresident Obama doubled down on America. Mitt Romney wanted to see β€˜em go bankrupt. And also, I’d just like to note to the [former] governor in case he needs a rendezvous with his record, when he was governor, Massachusetts was 47th out of 50 in job production. In case he forgot that, I’d like to remind him of that.”


    • August 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Playing “Born in the USA” now. HA!!

    • 141 AnitaW
      August 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      I’m trying to watch on ustream and I’m not getting a picture or sound yet.

    • 143 vero804
      August 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Hey lady! Missed u yesterday. Donna is on vacation, and very active on Facebook. Are you on there? Miss the old days…the blog has good days and bad days. Lately has been pretty good. And don’t worry, I’m still in it and working hard for our president, despite having some concerns. As you can imagine, the lack of focus on jobs and the greater economy has been difficult for me to see, but we’ve got some room now, so I’m excited to see the president make a clean pivot toward jobs and investing, something I’ve been wanting all year. But I get it…the GOP has been forcing the subject to debt and spending cuts, so he had to deal with that given their control of the House. Anyway, excited to hear him speak soon! Glad you’re well!

      • August 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        Hey! So glad to see you. Definitely miss the old days. Every time I drop by the blog, it just depresses my royally because all I see are trolls and more Brad. UGH!

        Left Facebook and not back yet. I should get around to that, I know.

        I hear ya on the JOBs focus. I have high hopes PBO will pivot swiftly.

  40. 147 Ladyhawke
    August 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm


    WHO IS CONGRESSMAN JOHN MICA (R) OF FLORIDA AND WHAT DOES HE WANT? Think Progress provides the answer to that question. The media and every American should know that Representative John Mica is …………….


    You’ve probably never heard of Rep. John Mica (R-FL), but he’s someone every American should know about because if he get his way, thousands of people in your home state will lose their jobs in the next year. There’s even a good chance some already have.


    Sen. Reid Calls It Right: FAA Shutdown Is About The GOP And Delta’s β€˜Non-Union’ Stance

    Much of the media coverage of the shutdown has framed it as simply another example of β€œCapitol Hill gridlock,” or has focused on cuts to rural airports that the House GOP included in the bill. But the crux of the matter is that House Republicans refused to reauthorize the FAA without the inclusion of a union-busting provision that would make it harder for workers at airlines and railways to organize. The cuts to rural airports β€” as House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) freely admitted β€” were simply meant to stick it to Democratic senators (as they’re concentrated in states those senators represent).

    The anti-union provision upon which the GOP is insisting has been desperately sought by big airlines, including Delta. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) correctly summed up the story during an interview yesterday with NPR:


  41. 148 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I see Dick Durbin has arrived, booty shake.

  42. 149 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Rahm is on!!!

  43. 150 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Rahm in da house.

  44. August 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    yay!!!! I missed Rahm!!! πŸ˜†

  45. 152 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Who better to speak on behalf of our President than the former chief of staff πŸ™‚

  46. August 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm


  47. 154 vero804
    August 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I’m smiling from ear to ear. Ridiculously excited to see him speak and look happy.

  48. 157 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    President O has a naturally loud voice.

    • 158 EDP4BHO
      August 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      I had to come back here to tell you how I laughed at your statement. Yes, he does have that, but he can be oh so gentle with it as well. He just amuses me in so many ways πŸ˜€

  49. 159 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    My main Man is speaking.

  50. August 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    “Not as talented or lovely……very loyal, very tough mayor of the city of chicago”—— hehehe

  51. 162 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    “I love you”

    “I love you BACK!”

  52. 163 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    He just told the whole world he LOVES ME.

  53. August 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    OK, that AARP joke was funny. πŸ˜†

  54. August 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    He’s cracking me up!!

  55. 170 Anonymous
    August 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    There is no reason why any male should be this sexy. OMG. he’s so fine. lord forgive me for these un-God like thoughts I’m having..

    Carry on.

  56. 172 collegekay
    August 3, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    There is no reason why any male should be this sexy. omg, he’s so fine. Lord forgive me for these un God-like thoughts I’m having.

    Carry on.

  57. 175 aamom
    August 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I just luv his voice

    • 176 EDP4BHO
      August 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Yes, his voice is a nice radio DJ, Whispers in the Dark kind of voice, with sultry, deep bedroom eyes to match. Okay, I’m going back to working on more mundane things, like my household budget. πŸ˜€

  58. 178 collegekay
    August 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    He’s speaking the truth right now.

  59. 179 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Great speech, peace, human rights. The unfinished business, me LIKEYyYYYYy

  60. 180 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    We can do it.

  61. 182 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Am crying

  62. 183 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Yes we can

  63. 184 collegekay
    August 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    He’s losing his voice awww

  64. 185 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    WOW that was a powerful finish!!!

    Yes we can – and yes we will.

  65. 186 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Am in tears

  66. 187 vero804
    August 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    HOT DAY-UM. That’s my president. I really needed that…

  67. 188 halo.
    August 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm


  68. 189 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Only in America, we can’t be stopped.

  69. 190 Me4obama
    August 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Guys see, he knows we got his back.GOD I lOVE HIM

  70. August 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm


  71. 192 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    A lot of supporters are at their PBO 50th birthday parties, so they are probably watching his speech from their respective houses….

  72. August 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Positive thoughts for HZ today. Here’s wishing and hoping that surgery went well and she is have great recovery.

  73. August 3, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Powerful speech as usual!!!
    We ought to be behind the President!!
    Yes we can…do more!!!
    Obama – Biden 2012!!!!

  74. August 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    God thank you God for being alive in the time of this great great man.

    He is so loved not only by the American people but people from all around the world.

    We all have your back Mr. President.

    I do so love him.

  75. 197 ber6964
    August 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    What an Awesome President!!!

    • August 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Awesome and sexy.

      • August 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

        Donna- I think you’re the Donna from Tori’s site Reelect Obama Biden2012, right? I promised a $5. donation to you and forgot to do it. Since my SS check came through today (thank you Mr. President) I will donate to your link tomorrow in honor of POTUS’s birthday. I’m sorry I didn’t do it in time for July deadline as promised.

  76. 202 utaustinliberal
    August 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Great great EPIC fundraiser. The speech was wonderful. The AARP joke was funny. “I’m turning 50 tomorrow and I bet I’ll wake up with an email telling me to tell President Obama to protect Medicare.” πŸ˜† Good one Mr. President. He knows how these lobby groups work. The winding down of his speech was SUPERB. He galvanized that crowd something wonderful. The pundits can scream their heads off that he’s losing youths, whites, blacks, liberals, women and older folks but it’s all lies, lies LIES!!! We on the ground know the true story and he reminded us that WE ARE AMERICA; WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED. And boy! did the crowd roar!!!!!

    Does anyone know if CNN or ustream or any other outlet is showing his other fundraiser which begins live at 9:25PM EDT/ 8:25PMCDT/ 6:25PMPDT?

    • 203 Me4obama
      August 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Amen UT, you replayed it beautifully. That was a speech his supporters or followers needed at this time. Peace and human rights, that’s all I needed to hear.

    • August 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      He was F A B U L O U S πŸ™‚ had me jumping outta my seat all alone at home applauding like a crazy lady. Loved the AARP joke- because I actually received one of their knucklehead emails.. and unsubscribed! God he is something special.

      • August 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

        My mind is totally in the gutter right now. I was just thinking about the President loosening his tie during the speech.

        Fans self. Phew!!!

        • August 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm

          hehe. Saw that too. Was hoping he’d take off his tie and throw it into the audience. 😳 At the end of the speech when he wiped his face with his handkerchief, I thought he’d throw that into the crowd too. So sexy. SS would have had a stampede if he’d done either. hehehehehehhehehe πŸ˜†

  77. August 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Thinking of Fred. Wishing him well.

    • 211 EDP4BHO
      August 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Oh, africa, I just noticed I haven’t seen Fred on here. I know about HZ and Joan, and have prayed for them both. I just commented to Joan today on BWD, so she must be doing okay atleast. Will keep them all in my prayers.

    • 212 hopefruit2
      August 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      X2. I hope he’s back with us soon.

    • 213 Doris
      August 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Yep, hope our buddies are doing good. Lots of prayers for our dear friends.

  78. 214 EDP4BHO
    August 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I just watched the video with the burger stop. So according to Peggy Noonan, no one loves this President? Well, if I was deaf, maybe I would’ve thought those people were throwing barbs at him and he was just funning for the cameras to save face. Some people really need a good f–k!

  79. 227 utaustinliberal
    August 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Here’s wishing our fellow family members a safe, healthy and speedy recovery.

    Praying that HZ’s surgery was a success and she comes back stronger than ever. πŸ™‚

    Praying that Fred’s kidney and back problems abate; and possible surgery is a success and she comes back stronger than ever with her special brand of cussin πŸ˜‰

    Praying that Joan recovers quicker from her bronchitis and comes back stronger than ever. πŸ™‚


  80. 235 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Great pics!

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Trump immediately begins fundraising off his indictment
  • 'I must confess, I went rogue': Senate chaplain calls on lawmakers to do more
  • This is a 'nonpartisan, apolitical pursuit of facts,' says House member
  • Bob Woodward: This will take months to a year to resolve
  • Michael Beschloss: Are we going to live in a system of mob rule?



Blog Stats

  • 43,347,525 hits

%d bloggers like this: