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President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha walk out from the White House to attend Sunday service at St. John’s Episcopal Church


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MSNBC: President Obama’s standing has improved in Florida, always a key presidential battleground state. Forty-six percent of registered voters in the state approve of his job, which is up five points since October.

In hypothetical match-ups, the president leads Romney by seven points (48 to 41 percent) and Gingrich by 12 points (51 to 39 percent).

In South Carolina – a reliable Republican state in presidential contests – Obama’s approval rating stands at 44 percent, and he holds narrow leads over Romney (45 to 42 percent) and Gingrich (46 to 42 percent).

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276 Responses to “sunday service”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    December 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

    WOW, I love FLOTUS’s entire outfit 🙂

    My President is happiest when he’s with his wife and daughters. Family values on full display here folks….

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Oh, wow. What a perfect picture of an American family on a Sunday morning.

      • 3 vitaminlover
        December 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

        I bet Malia is talking about the minister’s sermon in church and her reaction to it and her daddy is very much listening.

    • 4 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      hopefruit2 I look at the Obama family, (my family) and I can’t help but wonder what my Great Grandmother and Grandfather would say. What would my people who went through so much in this country, what would they say, how would they feel looking at that family?

      • 5 jacquelineoboomer
        December 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

        Beautiful thought. So touching, isn’t it? I know I’d cry, I’d laugh, I’d say a prayer of thanks, and then I’d invite them for Sunday dinner. Since they’re family!

        • 6 HZ
          December 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

          Very thoughtful observation, anniebella. I think my grandfather, grandmother, mother, and great-grandparents would cry, pray, and raise their hands up to the heavens in thanksgiving.

          Just thinking of the raw emotions in my own life and what my grandparents and mother went through, I tremble with grace and thanksgiving with a heart that is so full daily. However, pure love will always restore my trust in the better and goodness within our hearts for so many of us. We will enjoy as much as we can of this time.HZ

      • 7 vitaminlover
        December 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm

        Anniebella, I believe that they would say, “Child, I knew that this day would come.”

    • December 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      I like her outfit, too. I really like the way little Sasha dresses. If I were here age I’d pick some of the same outfits. I wonder if she has a say in what she likes – more than likely.

    • 11 nathkatun7
      December 12, 2011 at 12:30 am

      “Family values on full display here folks….” Exactly my sentiments, Hopefruit2!

  2. 12 debbyeOh
    December 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Good morning ! Beautiful family on a beautiful day! And yay, I’m first!

  3. December 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

    That’s a beautiful family 😀

  4. December 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Just a wonderful, wonderful family. All around decent people.

  5. 22 hopefruit2
    December 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Gentle reminder from a fellow Tweeter:

  6. 27 dotster3
    December 11, 2011 at 11:49 am

    How are they going to continue to wage their war on religion? I see no weapons in their possession in that photo. Some war! Could Perry have been wrong with that accusation??? Hard to believe! 🙂

  7. 31 Ceb
    December 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    So beautiful in so many ways. THIS is family values.

  8. December 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    McConnell will purposely screw up another much deserved Obama family vacation by dragging out the payroll tax cut bill passage.


    • December 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      Family and friends will all be in Hawaii, Pres. will just go later. I sort of think the 17 days issue was a trap to trick everybody into covering it, so then when Pres. Obama delayed it that would then be news as well. McConnell is not only effecting Pres. Obama’s vacation, but all of his caucus members as well – who will be less than impressed if they then agree to the same deal they could have got now and not missed their Christmas holidays.

      • December 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

        Good point. May be they did play the stoopid msm and the stupider rethugs.

        • 35 jacquelineoboomer
          December 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm

          I think they play them all the time. Too bad they have to do that, but there’s zero positive coverage from the MSM and zero cooperation/compromise from Republicans.

      • 36 Mel
        December 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

        It’s a very good point Why McConnell screw up Obama’s vacation when in fact McConnell will be doing the same thing
        to the Republicans is he that Stupid or what. unless they are not going to agree to the the payro;; tax cuts. crazy.

    • 37 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Don’t even mention McConnell’s name, I can’t stand that man. He is a disgrace to the Senate and the human race.

      • 38 jacquelineoboomer
        December 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm


      • 39 cathy2va
        December 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm

        Agreed – can’t stand that man. Since next year will be the year of karma — I hope he really pays for his breaking of the Senate! I blame him the most of demanding 60 votes for everything, the first time in Senate history — over 200 years. He is destroying our Democracy and he needs to pay. I pray we elect over 60 Senate democrats and he loses his power!

  9. December 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Pres. Obama must have really enjoyed his walk to Blair house on Friday. The cold winter air reminding them of Chicago?

  10. December 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I am very nervous when he and his family take these public walks. America is a fucked up country with a lot of wackos on the prowl.

    • 43 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      December 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Not to worry, SS is on the case. St John’s is across the street from the White House.

      • 44 hopefruit2
        December 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

        Speaking of SS, did any of you hear about that tabloid magazine “Globe” pushing a story this week about FLOTUS having an affair with one of the SS agents? First she was pregnant; now she’s having an affair. Just when you thought they couldn’t be more ridiculous.

        • December 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

          I saw it at the grocery store today. At first, my mouth dropped. I knew it was ridiculous. But I peeked at it while I was waiting. I saw a couple quotes from Michelle about how she sneaks out. Yes she said that…BUT she was talking about going to Target and other stores. Or out with her friends. No pictures of her with an agent that looked odd. No smoking gun. The Globe just wanted to grab attention.

          • 46 hopefruit2
            December 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm

            Yup and in the debunked “pregnant” story, the tabloids actually cited Robert Gibbs as saying that President Obama was thrilled at the news. That is some serious story-telling right there.

    • 47 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      amk for obama, keep praying.

      • 48 JoJothecat
        December 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

        EVERYONE….keep praying for our President and his family…every day.

        • 49 jacquelineoboomer
          December 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

          Yes, I join you.

          • 50 HZ
            December 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm

            Yes, JJ Anniebella, and JO, we ALL must pray for our President and VPOTUS and their families and the Administration. This is not easy, and we have to take whatever space and time in our own personal ways of belief and lift him up daily. I am so serious about this in my daily life.

            I cry, I sing out, I play my favorite hymns of praise and thanksgiving for the gift that we have been given, and I constantly pray for him. We collectively must try to do this daily, and we will make it through this. We will.. We will.HZ

        • 52 anniebella
          December 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

          Amen, Amen, Amen to that. Let’s keep our First Family in prayer.

    • December 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Just about like every country out there.

    • 57 vitaminlover
      December 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      Always remember that God keeps His Hand on President Obama and his family.

  11. December 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Cordray confirmation(amendment 14 sounds like)—

    Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution states that on if there is a disagreement about when the chambers should adjourn, the president has the power to “adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper.”


    Knowing the President, he will play it safe. But we will see!

  12. 65 Squarepeg
    December 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Hello folks,
    Happy Sunday to you. Wanted to share this with you today.


    December 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm


    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Republicans, in particular, aren’t really mentioning their old crutch “family values” this year, are they? Oh, that’s right, they have Newt to consider.

      • 68 anniebella
        December 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

        What makes Newt so disgusting is he went to his first wife when she was in the hospital with cancer and ask her for a divorce. What kind of man is going to do something like that? The woman was sick, but Newt didn’t care. The whole time he was going after Bill Clinton for the Lewinsky affair, he was cheating on his second wife with his third wife.

      • 71 Mel
        December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

        PBO and family have the highest “family values ever, that this country ever had.

  14. December 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    In my DC days I used to go to that church and it’s really set up to accommodate security for the president, which is why it’s called The Church of the Presidents. It has a smart minister who was a Cuban refugee as a child and is used to handling presidential visits.. The Obamas probably took advantage of this chance to go to church together because they may be going separate ways this week and not have time for services later on. It’s a lovely old church and the choir is terrific.

  15. 74 cuphalffull
    December 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I was just thinking that the first family grows in beauty every day. When I say beauty I don’t mean just outward beauty but inward as well. People on this thread mentioned that they see the first family as their own family. I have felt that for a long time and its an amazing thing. That also means that this adopted extended family has a whole lot of members.

    • 75 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      cuphalffull, welcome to my family. I pray one day we will meet. Like January 2013 at President Obama second swearing in. That seems like a great time to meet. Bless you.

      • 76 cathy2va
        December 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm

        Lets also pray for warmer weather for President Obama’s 2nd swearing in — I live in VA and did not go to the first one as it was way to cold. So as we pray for him to win the election next year also pray for a warmer January in 2013.

        • December 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

          ‘Lets also pray for warmer weather for President Obama’s 2nd swearing in’

          This made me smile, Cathy2, though it also reminded me of Perry praying for rain in Texas. Anyways, I’m with you on this, as I’m seriously toying with the idea of coming south for the inauguration and I’m not overly fond of the cold,

    • 78 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Yes, cuphalffull – I see you’ve met my second son, President Barack Obama. 🙂

  16. December 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Day Chips! Good Day TOD Family! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day

    Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us. Even if one builds a life together based on trust, attentiveness and mutual support, I think that’s it’s important that a partner continues to surprise.

    Source: Ian Kerner, Ph.D. “5 Love Lessons We Can Learn From the Obamas.”MSNBC.msn.com. 3/5/2009.

    • December 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      SUNDAY BONUS: Michelle Obama Quote O’ The Day ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

      One of the things that attracted me to Barack was his emotional honesty. Right off the bat he said what he felt. There are no games with him—he is who he appears to be. I feel fortunate as a woman to have a husband who loves me and shows me in every way.

      Source: Liz Vaccariello. “Michelle Obama’s Secrets to a Happy, Healthy Life.” Prevention.com. 11/2009.

    • 84 EDP4BHO
      December 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      Very deep thoughts from our President. This is what so many neanderthals can’t relate to about him. They’d rather have the false “swagger” of the John Wayne types. Not the real “swagga” of a thinker. On point……oh, to have someone like him thinking of me that way………swoooonnnnnn ! 😀

      • 85 geegee
        December 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

        I know, right edp4. I remember the emotions I felt the first time I read that. I remember thinking: what love; what devotion. 🙂

    • 86 eveingeorgia
      December 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for this quote.

  17. December 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Our First Family looks fabulous. ♥ them!

  18. 89 HZ
    December 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Good Morning/Afternoon Chipsticks and TOD Family.

    It is so beautiful to see our First Family smiling and enjoying their walk to the chuch. President Obama loves to walk, and what more of a special walk it is when he is holding the hands of his two precious and beautiful daughters, Malia and Sasha along with his beautiful Wife, our First Lady. I love seeing him smile when he is with them.

    President Obama knows who he should and will please. He will be just fine. We pray for him and the family, and ask God for wisdom for our POTUS each day. “No weapon against him shall prosper.” None. It may seem like it, but eventually, it will not. Trust me on this one. I ‘ve seen it in my life so many times. His faith is strong. You see him live it daily.

    Have a beautiful day all of my TOD family. I love you all so very much.HZ

  19. December 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    So beautiful, inside and outside.

    • 98 HZ
      December 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Good Afternoon BWD. Good to see you here today. You and Chipsticks are our warriors, so please take good care of your inner strength and move with courage. We have your backs. Thanks for all that you do along with Chipsticks. We love you both so very much.HZ

  20. December 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    MSNBC: President Obama’s standing has improved in Florida, always a key presidential battleground state.

    Forty-six percent of registered voters in the state approve of his job, which is up five points since October.

    In hypothetical match-ups, the president leads Romney by seven points (48 to 41 percent) and Gingrich by 12 points (51 to 39 percent).

    In South Carolina – a reliable Republican state in presidential contests – Obama’s approval rating stands at 44 percent, and he holds narrow leads over Romney (45 to 42 percent) and Gingrich (46 to 42 percent).


    • December 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      excellent chips off to the twitterverse 🙂

    • 102 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      Will Morning Joke, Tweety, UpChuck Todd and the rest of MSNBC Pundiots bray about this tomorrow since they LOVE to talk about polls? Or will they simply ignore and move on to the next topic of PL outrage?

      Also, I feel that if Newt continues to poll poorly against PBO, he will eventually be taken down by the GOP establishment from his front-runner status. They seem to be still hoping to push Huntsman – that’s why the MSM keeps having him on their shows despite his persistently poor polls.

    • December 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Good morning Chips and my TOD friends. I have been busy and haven’t had a chance to check in very much. I had a lot of catching up to do and I missed a treasure trove of good stuff. 🙂 PBO’s polls in Florida and the red, red, red state of SC is a siggn that people are waking up. This is great news.

  21. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    December 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Saw Jon Huntsman, briefly, on Fareed’s show. What a sneaky look he has. Looks at you sideways, and speaks out of the side of his mouth. We need one of our body language experts or psychoanalysts to give us a profile on these people. Never mind, this is as far as I want to go in the process. 🙂

    • 106 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Clearly the MSM has an agenda with Huntsman. I’ve never seen someone who polls so poorly yet continues to be pushed by the MSM.

      • 107 Obama Grandmama
        December 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm

        Huntsman as VP candidate?

        • December 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm

          Of the three front runners only Gingrich would have any real fit. Not a chance Romney would have a Mormon/Mormon ticket and Huntsman has nothing in common with Ron Paul really. I don’t know what Huntsman would bring to the Gingrich campaign either – I think Newt would look to a swing state politician like Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

          • 109 conlakappa
            December 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

            Having the same wife? Bobby McD is a wackadoodle but he’d also bring marital consistency, a bunch of kids, and fundamentalism out the chinga.

    • 110 EDP4BHO
      December 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Unlike PBO, who looks you straight in the eye, without blinking.

      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

        Exactly. I’d trust him with my firstborn. Of course, my firstborn is 42 years old, but nevertheless. 🙂

  22. 112 rikyrah
    December 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    December 11, 2011 11:40 AM

    Those who saw Romney’s leadership up close
    By Steve Benen

    There’s a traditional model for presidential candidates when it comes to their pre-announcement career trajectory. It’s pretty straightforward: an official gets elected to a prominent office, he/she does well, his/her constituents are impressed, and the official parlays that success into a national campaign.

    In recent decades, this is the path Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Reagan all took from statewide office to the White House. It’s always fascinated me how poorly Mitt Romney fits this model.

    He was governor from 2003 to 2007, and as Edward Mason and Tom Mashberg explained the other day, Romney failed to impress much of anyone.

    “His favorability was basically a straight line down from his honeymoon,” said David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center and a longtime Massachusetts pollster. “Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt.” […]


    By November 2006, as he closed out his increasingly absentee term, his overall job approval rating had cratered to 36 percent.

    Thomas Whalen, a Boston University political science professor, put it this way: “To know Mitt Romney is to dislike him. That is the moral of the story.”


  23. 115 Linda
    December 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Jason Linkens over at HP is reporting that NBCs servers are bogged down with the Paulites outrage of Gregory’s treatment of him.

  24. 121 Pamela
    December 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Many blessings on this beautiful, loving and compassionate First Family! And on this beautiful, compassionate and loving TOD family, which boasts Chipsticks as our very own blogger-in-chief!

  25. 122 FiredUpInCA
    December 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    The President at the Feb 3 prayer breakfast:

    “I’ve got friends around the country — some who I know, some who I don’t know, but I know their friends who are out there praying for me. One of them is an old friend named Kaye Wilson. In our family we call her Momma Kaye. And she happens to be Malia and Sasha’s godmother. And she has organized prayer circles for me all around the country. She started small with her own Bible study group, but once I started running for President and she heard what they were saying about me on cable, she felt the need to pray harder. (Laughter.) By the time I was elected President, she says, “I just couldn’t keep up on my own.” (Laughter.) “I was having to pray eight, nine times a day just for you.” (Laughter.) So she enlisted help from around the country.

    It’s also comforting to know that people are praying for you who don’t always agree with you. Tom Coburn, for example, is here. He is not only a dear friend but also a brother in Christ. We came into the Senate at the same time. Even though we are on opposite sides of a whole bunch of issues, part of what has bound us together is a shared faith, a recognition that we pray to and serve the same God. And I keep praying that God will show him the light and he will vote with me once in a while. (Laughter.) It’s going to happen, Tom. (Laughter.) A ray of light is going to beam down. (Laughter.)

    My Christian faith then has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years. All the more so, when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time, we are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us but whether we’re being true to our conscience and true to our God. “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”


    • 123 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      FiredUpInCA, I loved that.

    • December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      Very nice :-). I’ve seen Momma Kaye pics — she looks as comforting as these quotes make her sound. It’s wonderful to know that the Obamas have such a warm circle of family and friends to support them.

    • 125 GGail
      December 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      That’s our beloved President Barack Obama for ya. God leads POTUS to say the right words at the right time.

      Thank you FIREDUP for posting this today. 🙂

      • December 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        Thanks for bringing that to our family, FiredUpInCa. My dearest college best friend and I have a prayer group for him and Joe. Lifting him up is a blessing. “Prayers going up, blessings coming down.” We keep it going. It is what is in his heart. We see that in him daily. “Out of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” We will get through this daily.HZ

  26. December 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Season Greetings!!!!

    I’ve been on the ground registering new voters..and doing data entry to reach millions, Fighting the media on Tweets…
    Boots on the ground will be critical and we’re on the move pressing on.

    Here’s a reminder why we need 4 more for 44!!! WE ARE FIRED UP AND READY TO GO ~ Peace and Blessing to all

    • 128 Linda
      December 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Gosh…..he was just gushing with success…. Love him.

    • 129 utaustinliberal
      December 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much for this video Kasai. Just spread it on twitter.

      • 130 Linda
        December 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        He makes us soooooooooo proud…

        ( I wish the bin laden kill was in this )

      • December 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

        You Welcome Uta..thanks for tweeting:-)

        • 133 hopefruit2
          December 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

          Thanks so much Kasai. I can’t wait for that epic movie of President Obama to be made.

          • December 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm

            You Welcome Hope…Me too…heard Will Smith is auditioning?
            I bet it will break all sort of records in the Box Office

            • 135 hopefruit2
              December 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

              I have mixed feelings about Will Smith (or any well known Hollywood person) playing that role – just because I think it should be an actor who is relatively new and will not influence the viewers’ expectations. But if the movie is well directed and produced, then perhaps he can pull it off – we will see.

              • December 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

                I am with you Hope…I’ve seen many regular people that resemble PBO a lot more than Will Smith…

              • 137 vitaminlover
                December 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm

                I was noticing a young actor on the movie “Battle LA”. His name is Cory Hardricht and he resembles President Obama slightly and is very slender and could possibly portray him in his youth and them they maybe could age him up if they wanted him to portray a mature President Obama. He is married to Tia Mowry.

    • 138 Dudette
      December 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      Love this Kasai! You’ve hit the nail on the head! So many people ignore important issues of the day unless they’re presented in an “entertaining” fashion. The theme music from The American President (and Star Trek First Contact) helps make the message more compelling even for the disinterested.

      We need to encourage the campaign folks to play soaring theme music behind every speech that PBO makes between now and next November. Maybe that’ll get more butts off the couch in 2012.

      Hey, maybe the folks from thttp://whattheheckhasobamadonesofar.com/ should give music some thought.

    • December 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      awesome kasai. off to tweet

    • December 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Wonderful!!! Well done!

    • 142 nathkatun7
      December 12, 2011 at 1:06 am

      Thank you so much Kasai for the wonderful work you are doing. Thanks also for sharing these clips. They are certainly a reminder of the wonderful job by President Obama, his administration and the Democratic controlled Congress. The ball is now in our court! I will work as hard as I can to ensure that the President is re-elected and the Democrats re-gain control of Congress.

    • December 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      And, as PBHO says/said…

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
      PRESS ON!

  27. 144 FiredUpInCA
    December 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    President Obama’s 2006 speech on Faith and Politics at the Call to Renewal’s Building a Covenant for a New America conference in Washington, D.C.:

    “Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.

    Now this is going to be difficult for some who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, as many evangelicals do. But in a pluralistic democracy, we have no choice. Politics depends on our ability to persuade each other of common aims based on a common reality. It involves compromise, the art of what’s possible. At some fundamental level, religion does not allow for compromise. It’s the art of the impossible. If God has spoken, then followers are expected to live up to God’s edicts, regardless of the consequences. To base one’s life on such uncompromising commitments may be sublime, but to base our policy making on such commitments would be a dangerous thing. And if you doubt that, let me give you an example.

    We all know the story of Abraham and Isaac. Abraham is ordered by God to offer up his only son, and without argument, he takes Isaac to the mountaintop, binds him to an altar, and raises his knife, prepared to act as God has commanded.

    Of course, in the end God sends down an angel to intercede at the very last minute, and Abraham passes God’s test of devotion.

    But it’s fair to say that if any of us leaving this church saw Abraham on a roof of a building raising his knife, we would, at the very least, call the police and expect the Department of Children and Family Services to take Isaac away from Abraham. We would do so because we do not hear what Abraham hears, do not see what Abraham sees, true as those experiences may be. So the best we can do is act in accordance with those things that we all see, and that we all hear, be it common laws or basic reason.”


  28. December 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Pamela. I hope that you had a beautiful day yesterday. Your words are so beautiful and true. This place is an extension of our wonderful, intelligent, caring, compassionate, and hardworking President, Barack Obama.

    I love the “Blogger-In-Chief”, and what a beautiful gift we have been given in our Chipsticks. I do not want to leave the impression that of bragging, but I was always taught and saw the daily models by my precious mother and her parents, my most precious grandmother and grandfather to Always recognize a beautiful gift and Always give thanksgiving for that gift. That is what I will always do here. That is a part of my being to do so.

    We give thanksgiving for our beautiful “Blogger-In-Chief.” We love you, Chipsticks at TOD!!!!! HZ

  29. 147 Obama Grandmama
    December 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    After last night’s debate and hearing Gingrich repeat his Food Stamp President label I got to thinking that debate audiences love short one line zingers. Maybe we could help with that. Maybe we could come up with one line zingers to send to the WH to give to the Prez to combat the GOP attack lines. The Ask Osama Bin Laden line PBO gave out at a news conference about the GOPs accusation that he was an appeaser seemed to work.

    • 148 Cha
      December 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      Glad you brought this over, OG..I’m going to repost my reply to you on the last thread. ;P

      Excellent idea, Obama Grandmama! Whenever I see the grinch’s name now in reference to his name calling I want to post this link I found yesterday when I was looking for some words to go with the vid that a TODer posted here with Brian Dorgan reading -a letter of newt’s quiver of vile names for Dems & Pres Obama-. Yes, PObama does help those who are hungry and can’t afford to buy food for their family. Food Stamps are called “SNAP” now. Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.. Yes, he’s our SNAP PREZ..get over your freakshow sick sociopathic a$$hole self, leroy.


  30. 149 P
    December 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Awwww I love this family :). This is so sweet. PBO looks so happy being with his lovely ladies. Mrs Obama looks so beautiful, the two girls cute as ever and ofc PBO Mr handsome himself. Cute girl, Sasha is getting TALL!
    Happy Sunday everyone :).

  31. 150 OkeyO
    December 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Saintroscoe I agree with you Gregory is a republican mouthpiece. he was the one dancing or rapping with Rove during Bush press dinner. I dont have any regard for his silly ass.

  32. December 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I think the $10,000 bet does Romney no good even with some GOP voters especially when it seems that the primary voters are looking for any reason to vote “not Mittens”.

    Besides, if Oprah Winfrey (billions), Warren Buffett (billions), hell even Jay Z (millions) bet anyone a million dollars on anything, then hell yeah people would believe that they could pay said million.

    It’s the $10,000 figure that screams “eliticism” in Romney’s case. We’ve all played “the betting game” to shut people up, but it’s usally IDK, something like $1, $5 or even 1 million dollars (usually with a pinky to the corner of your mouth ala Dr. Evil on Austin Powers). But $10,000 just seem like a more arbitrary number to most people and it was used by Mittens so fluidly that it seems like it’s a monetary amount that slips easily off his tongue regularly?

    • December 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      I don’t watch the Sunday shows, but I was wondering if the $10K gaffe was making the rounds this morning….

      • 158 utaustinliberal
        December 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        Oh it definitely made the rounds and it did not paint Romney in a positive light. It was a negative story for him and even though his team tried to spin it, the sunday morning hosts were not buying his BS.

        • December 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm

          And just like with the attack ad against Pres. Obama when they used Obama quoting McCain staffer as Pres’ own words and were called out on it, rather than admitting any mistake they doubled down on it. They’re basically saying that it was planned that they’d use the bet to “shut Perry up” and how it made Perry look weak for not accepting the bet so they won the issue.

        • 161 Obama Grandmama
          December 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

          The bet remark reminded me of when Bush Sr asked how the bar code worked at the grocery store during his second campaign for prez proving he was out of touch with regular Americans’ lifestyle.

      • 162 Cha
        December 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm

        I saw a blurb from cnn.com and there was a header that read..”the debate was romeny’s to lose and he did”.. anyway, wonder if he’s kicking his waxy robotself today?

  33. 164 Proud former White House intern
    December 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I love photographs like these. This family is so sweet my the Lord bless them and keep them.

  34. 165 Dave
    December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Those pictures really look like a war on religion! They must be….. ATTACKING! THE WHOLE FAMILY!!! OH NOOOOO!!!!
    (Is Perry just the friggin stupidest ever? Oh, Sarah, right.)

  35. December 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I actually surprised that more focus isn’t paid to Gingrich’s “Teddy Kennedy” line to Romney early in the debate. I’m no fan of Gingrich at all, but when I heard that line and the nasty delivery even I thought “Damn” straight to Romney’s gut. I actually think that was the what put Romney off his stride a bit. I know Mittens came up with some NFL line, but seems to me the damage was done.

    Gingrich is just a nasty dude, and Romney is just not equipped to go as nasty on Newt as Newt was obviously willing to go on Mittens.

    If any of the other candidates are running for anything but VP, then actually hitting Romney hard and quick seems to discombobulate the Rom-bot circuitry enough for him to be open for slips like the $10k line.

    Definitely an unforced error on Romney’s part.

    • December 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      Romney will go nasty through surrogates and in campaign attack ads, but he can’t do it face to face. He gets all flustered when there is any confrontation – both times when Perry has came at him he’s delivered gifts to the Obama campaign. First it was the “I’m running for office for Pete’s sake” and now it’s the “$10,000 bet” that seemed to roll off the tongue a little too naturally.

      • 168 hopefruit2
        December 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm

        Perry seems to get under Romney’s skin more than the others for some reason. Recall when he put his hand on Perry’s shoulder and was all red-faced doing it?

      • 169 conlakappa
        December 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

        A life lived without ever having had to face confrontation/adversity will probably do that for you. He’s still trying to play it on the humble, which isn’t so much working for him. Grew up wealthy but claims to be thrifty. The article was accompanied by the photo of a house he paid $2.5 million for. In 1997.

    • 170 Obama Grandmama
      December 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      I am bothered by the idea of running against Newt. First off I am not sure that authenticity always works against nastiness and lies. Second I am worried about if he would ever win and what road our country would be on. I am hoping enough other people would worry about my second point that even if they weren’t crazy about our guy they would still vote for him.

  36. December 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Team Newt On Mitt’s Bet: ‘I Wonder If He Had The Cash In His Pocket?’

    In the spin room after Saturday’s debate in Des Moines, Newt Gingrich spokesperson R.C. Hammond twisted the knife in Mitt Romney after his $10,000 bet to Rick Perry blew up on Twitter and among Democrats.

    “My only question is, did he have the cash in his pocket?” Hammond said when asked to comment on the the bet by TPM.

    • 172 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      Newt can’t say too much, let us not forget Tiffiny, $500,000.00 for Newt and the Mrs.

      • 173 Cha
        December 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        newt’s a sociopath and he’ll say whatever nastiness enters his warped mind.

        • 174 anniebella
          December 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm

          And let’s not forget what Newt said about wanting poor children to work as janitors. And how they don’t have any work ethics. How they probably end up pimps and hookers, or selling drugs. We know that Newt were talking about the African Americans community, at least I believe he was. To me that is racists, and I know Whoppi of the View did not like what Newt said. She really rip into that old racists nasty bastard. Newt ain’t no better than Romney. They both would make horrible, terrible, lousy presidents. America doesn’t need either one of them. We already have the President we need. His name is Barack H. Obama.

  37. 175 auni
    December 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Fareed asked Huntsman if he was looking for the Sec. of State job. Maybe that’s what he is after. Wonder how Fred’s mom is doing? We have a cold morning here in SW Washington (state).

    • 176 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Thinking of Fred’s mom, too.

      Fareed also asked Huntsman what kind of a relationship he had with his former boss. He cowardly (to appease RWNJs) said he had very little interaction with him; that he mostly dealt with the State Department.

      So, either he can’t admit he had interaction with the scary President, or he was much lower on the totem pole than he pretended.

      Personally, since relations with China are so important, I’m guessing the President kept a close eye on the traitor Huntsman while he was ambassador. Of course, traitors do all of their plotting behind the cover of darkness. Huntsman = rat.

      • 177 ChristiMtl
        December 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

        He’s such a traitor…..You must be right about that Jacqueline, President Obama must have kept a close eye on that traitor.

        • 178 jacquelineoboomer
          December 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

          Just like I fully believe that he sent him off to China, because back around ’09, there was talk that Huntsman would “make a good candidate in ’12.” Yuck.

        • December 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

          Huntsman is a liar. First, the Ambassadors are sent by the President of the United States. You are called to serve by your President. State Dept. did not call, Hunstman, President Barack Obama did. And being that he is representing this government in China, you bet POB kept an eye on him.

          Huntsman is a small man to me now. I do not trust him, and I never will. He had an opportunity to stand up and be a decent man when asked the question. But he chose not to. You give credit where credit is due. He is a power-seeking person for himself.HZ

          • 180 nathkatun7
            December 12, 2011 at 1:29 am

            Beautifully said, HZ! Huntsman is indeed ” a power-seeking person….” He is also a coward! But so are the MSM! Huntsman need to be asked, at each of the GOP debates, why he chose to accept a job, for two years, under a man he despises. Why are they letting him off the hook?

      • 181 Mel
        December 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

        I watched Farred he is my favor Huntsman did not have the balls to tell the truth if Hunstman think
        PBO is NOT a very smart President why he accepted the JOB, he is a looser and he was replaced
        by a far better Embassador that realy speaks Chinise Gary Lock ex GOV of Oregon. HUntsman
        was asked that if MItt or Newt wiin might be asked to be Sec of State.

      • 182 Twinks
        December 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

        There is one response you can make to any retroactively dismissive remarks made by Mr Huntsman about his relationship with President Obama, and that is to cite his ‘love letter’ (as it’s known in Tbaggrstan).

        “In August 2009, Mr Huntsman wrote to the President, “You are a remarkable leader”–underlining “remarkable” for emphasis. He added, “it has been a great honor getting to know you.”

        Follow the first link in the article to read the full letter.


  38. 183 auni
    December 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I see the President is still wearing his new scarf. Wonder how many years that will be around? I love that we know him well enough to notice things like that. Without this site I wouldn’t have such close knowledge of him. Sure appreciate this place. God bless you Chips.

  39. 184 LOL
    December 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Must watch Video. Willard Haz a Sad 😦 You know its bad when Fox is piling on.

    • 185 Dudette
      December 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Tee-hee. Hunstman was absent from the debate with the bet heard ’round the world, but he’s happy to jump into the fray.

      Huntsman accepts Romney’s $10,000 bet

      “…Huntsman was not invited to the debate, but his campaign released a YouTube video on Saturday night titled “Challenge Accepted.” The video shows clips of Romney saying his health insurance mandate was a good model for the entire nation. In one clip, Romney states, “I like mandates.”

      Huntsman’s campaign has also launched the website 10kbet.com, which displays news reports about the bet.”

  40. December 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    We’re changing minds “One Voter at a Time” with facts not fiction. We refuse to be distracted by P/L, Media and GOP talking heads
    We are grateful for President Obama…….#PressingOn

    • 193 Obama Grandmama
      December 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      I hope they include the video in his future library. It is beautiful just like he is.

    • December 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Wow! Another dynamite video today! Who did this? Who did the one above? Thank you!

    • December 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Very definitely a man of the people and for the people! THANKS for sharing, Kasai. 🙂

    • 196 nathkatun7
      December 12, 2011 at 1:49 am

      Wow Kasai, you are on a roll! This is a beautiful and powerful video. I am grateful to you for sharing this because I intend on sharing it, and your previous video, with friends, family members and respected co-workers. Again, I thank you for the wonderful job you are doing.

      • 197 nathkatun7
        December 12, 2011 at 1:56 am

        By the way, I wanted to suggest getting together with Chipsticks to add on to that video clips from the President’s reception in Ghana, Ireland, U.K. Brazil, India, Australia, and Indonesia.

  41. 198 Dudette
    December 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Check this out. Newt would be so proud to see his vision realized in today’s newest technology. Heck, tomorrow he’ll probably try to take credit for it and ask the makers for royalties.

    Graphic novel app brings Dickensian London to life

    “…Stroll the grimy backstreets of Dickensian London and experience for yourself the sights and sounds which inspired one of the greatest writers in English literature.,,Computer tablet users can now travel to the darker side of London as Charles Dickens knew it, with an interactive novel-cum-app launched on Friday by the Museum of London that is the next best thing to having your own time machine…”

  42. December 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    “A Man of The People” For the People………VOTE OBAMA/2012

  43. December 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I’m not really big on self promotion, but this morning I got a call from a fellow volunteer to tell me that at the local Dems holiday party last night I was awarded Volunteer of the Year! Color me shocked. I thought sure my friend would get it. She said she got it last year, so it was my turn. I get to be proud of that.

  44. December 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Love it. For once, I am ecstatic that the media hoard know how to beat a soundbite into the ground. They have no capacity for complexity, so gaffes like this one are perfect for their breathless, simple-minded “reporting.”

    Way to go, Weird Willard! Keep up the good work! :mrgreen:

  45. 227 meabloom
    December 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Our First Family looks so BEAUTIFUL. I Love It!


  46. 228 desertflower
    December 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Happy Sunday! Beautiful First Family:) Good read for “our family”


    Come general-election season, Obama should be able to describe his first term as one in which: he took the right steps on the economy which, due to simple outside lag time, are just now paying off; he avoided military entanglements while keeping the country safe and hunting down terrorists; and he stared down the extreme wings of both parties in order to maintain a centrist course, while also increasing health care coverage for millions of Americans. In short, whereas it was once hard to see how the president could possibly win a second term, it’s now difficult to understand how he could lose.

    • 229 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Very good read. Also enjoyed seeing the photo again of President Obama’s pensive look as he watched Bill Clinton speak.

      • 230 desertflower
        December 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

        I liked that photo, too:)

        • December 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

          Thanks DF. Very interesting read. Thank you for sharing it. How did the kids come out in the contest? I was ill and was not allowed to be on computer afterwards.

          I am getting in make-up time since my nurse is not here today. The computer will be cold as ice tomorrow. I will find a way to atleast get some reading in. Pray for me.HZ

    • 233 halo
      December 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      I don’t understand how it’s become common wisdom that he was going to lose.

      • 234 conlakappa
        December 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        A desire for a horserace sort of thing, with a splash of “his winning the first time was a fluke and 2010 was a preview and yadda, yadda, yadda.”

    • December 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Who in Obamanation has ever thought he could lose next year? ANSWER: No one. The talking heads and pundits are culprits obsessed withto PBO losing. PRESS ON!! KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    • 236 nathkatun7
      December 12, 2011 at 2:47 am

      Thanks for sharing this article, Desertflower! For me I am so impressed with President Obama because of the following:

      1. He is a calm and steady leader who avoids extremism.
      2. He is pragmatic and well grounded and focuses on important issues.
      3. He is compassionate, loves people and is not pretentious.
      4. He is courageous in taking decisions that may not be popular.
      5. He is a man who honors his promises.
      6. He is incredibly smart.
      7. And finally, perhaps more importantly, he is a devoted family man. President Obama is not only devoted to his immediate family, but he is also devoted to improving the well being of the American family.

      If, God forbid, President Obama is not re-elected, given the Republican characters offered to replace him, the real looser will be the American family and not President Obama.

  47. 237 bjw2
    December 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    G’Day TODers, gosh those pictures are wonderful.!!!! 🙂 🙂

    I don’t know if this info been posted yet, but if you can click the Color of Change web site below and sign petition against major corporations who’s funding the group ALEC, because by supporting ALEC they’re helping to suppress the Black Vote.

    Major corporations are helping suppress the Black vote. Demand that they stop: http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/alec_a?referring_akid=.1415421.RL3Rlq&source=twitter via @colorofchange

  48. 239 auni
    December 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Chips noted that President Obama’s reception in Irland was very different then President Bush’s. Looked it up, and when Bush was there 10,000 protesters in Dublin and 2,500 in Galway gathered to protest Bush’s foreign policy. By comparing that to the overwhelming wonderful reception President Obama got we can certainly see how our standing in the world has improved. This needs to be pointed out again and again.

    • 240 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      That’s why the media blacks out his foreign trips. The glaring reality of international support, respect and admiration will simply eviscerate their desired narrative that he is “unpopular” or “vulnerable.” All of these folks will be rooting for him next year and even though they can’t vote, they sure have influence on their friends/relatives in the US who can vote.

  49. 241 auni
    December 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    oops–sorry about the spelling—

  50. 243 Dudette
    December 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Wholesale voter disenfranchisement going on in Michigan. Anyone surprised that the cities being taken over by emergency financial managers are majority AA? Anyone surprised that MSM is mostly silent on this? I didn’t think so!


  51. December 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    For someone who’s been running for political office almost continuously since 1994, Mitt and his staff have no idea what they’re doing. From TPM:

    As Twitter, his opponents and Democrats blew up with mockery of Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet offer to Rick Perry at Saturday’s debate, the Romney campaign denied to TPM that their candidate had lost the narrative when he dropped the wager offer on Perry.

    “I thought it was a good moment for Mitt,” Romney strategist Eric Ferhnstrom told TPM in the spin room after the debate. “I thought that Rick Perry, by backing down, looked weak.”

    Ferhnstrom said “the reason Gov. Romney made the bet was because he knew Rick Perry wouldn’t take it.”

    “Ten thousand dollars sounds stronger than 50 cents,” Ferhnstrom explained.

    Story here: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/romney-spox-10k-bet-was-a-good-moment-for-mitt.php?ref=fpblg

    • December 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Ferhnstrom said “the reason Gov. Romney made the bet was because he knew Rick Perry wouldn’t take it.” “Ten thousand dollars sounds stronger than 50 cents,” Ferhnstrom explained.

      This is some peanut butter and jelly bullsh*t, and that’s all it is!


    • December 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Ferhnstrom is either a liar or a wholly incompetent strategist. There is no universe in which that bet was a good moment for Romney. Keep it up Ferhnstrom. If this is an example of your analysis, you’re doing the DNC’s work.

      • 249 conlakappa
        December 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

        They should count themselves lucky that Perry doesn’t think so well on his feet. Any other slickster would have smoothly responded, “well, as a Christian…” and left the suspected-by-the-fundies Mormon looking even more like and outsider while polishing his own bona fides.

  52. 250 Suzette
    December 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I love this family and I can not say it enough.

  53. 251 desertflower
    December 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Fascinating read. Please take the time…..growing pains. Indeed.


  54. 252 carolyn
    December 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Love those pictures of our First Family! One thing I love about their pictures going to and coming from church, is that they are smiling! They look happy. How wonderful is that. What a well dressed quartet they are too!

    Mitt and group do NOT live in the same world the rest of us 99% live in, if they think that $10,00 bet was a good moment!!! Today on the way home from church, we saw a bumper sticker on a car that read: “I’m too poor to vote Republican”

  55. 254 collegekay
    December 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Sasha looks like PBO in the last pic.

    • 255 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      When PBO was a school-aged boy he looked like her.

      • 256 P
        December 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

        Yes I noticed that while looking at some pics of PBO as a little boy, I was like hey, PBO looked exactly like Sasha! Well that should be the other way around. I love the Obama family. Sasha is my favorite just because she such a baby and is adorably cute ;). What a cutie pie just like her dada :).

        • 257 JCAfrica
          December 12, 2011 at 8:15 am

          I know most people focus on Malia, but both girls are gorgeous and that little Sasha especially is one to watch…once she grows out of this cute baby stage she will be an incredibly beautiful young woman. PBO was right, he improved his gene pool 😉

      • 258 conlakappa
        December 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        Really? I’ve seen a photo of a young Michelle who looked just like Sasha. To me, Malia is all Dunham and Sasha all [totally blanking on Mrs. Robinson’s maiden name].

        • 259 hopefruit2
          December 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm

          Yes Sasha does look like her Grandma Marion too!

        • 260 P
          December 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

          Actually both girls are a mix of each parent’s genes. Malia has her moms eyes, eyebrows, mouth and nose and her dad’s chin, skinny-tall built and ofc his skin color. Sasha has her mom’s shapely figure, chin and skin color and her dad’s eyes, eyebrows, mouth and smile. I don’t know if Sasha will get tall like mom and dad or be medium height like grandma Robinson (too early to tell). I find that so beautiful and cool that they both got a little mom and dad. Also according to PBO Malia has his temperament and Sasha Michelle’s. The older heads I know has a saying for that; when the kids are a perfect mix of both parents….they say “it must have been a good ….” -I can’t say it because I would be immediately sent to the naughty mat….it very explicit ;).
          Take a look at some pics of PBO as a boy here…..
          Definitely little Sasha 😉

  56. December 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Chips, love, could you read my post in response to your post in the last thread? Thanks in advance. 😉

    • 264 utaustinliberal
      December 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks for the video P. What a gorgeous and stylish first family.

      • 265 P
        December 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm

        Welcome ut and Chipsticks. Gorgeous and stylish indeed with a love for each other that’s evident! They are a perfect example of FAMILY!

        • 266 CEB
          December 11, 2011 at 6:05 pm

          Thanks for the video. I love how even though they are surrounded by SS agents and the media that they stay focused on each other in a very natural way as if there is no one else around (I could hear a little of their conversation). Malia has learned to deal with dad’s “commotion” as she once called it and Sasha is still young enough to just live in the moment. They are not licking their tongues out at reporters as Jenna Bush, who was much older than they, did at one point. Barack, Michele, and Mrs. Robinson are doing a great job in keeping the girls grounded and sweet. May God continue to bless this family.

    • December 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks a million for the video P, just added it to the post – you’re a gem 😉

    • 269 LOL
      December 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      From the AP story accompanying the video

      “Just before the announcements, the congregation laughed when a young boy ran to the front of the church and took a good look at the Obamas”


  57. 270 FiredUpInCA
    December 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The woman featured in this bbc video is an excellent bento box artist.

    My two favorite pieces of hers appear at the 3:22 mark (Michael Jackson) and the 3:33 mark (President Barack Obama)


  58. 271 SueBee
    December 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Malia is just like her father, she speaks with her hands and likes to give long explanations..lol…love this family!

  59. 272 FiredUpInCA
    December 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    TMZ currently has this headline:

    “Lindsay Lohan purse returned… minus $10,000.”

    Can anyone confirm Mitt Romney’s whereabouts after the debate? Hmmm…..

  60. 275 Nena17115
    December 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    You do an awesome Job.

    I don’t comment much, not beacuse I lack what to say. But most of the time, my PC fail me. I am hopefully going to get a new PC this winter.

  61. 276 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    December 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    They are a beautiful family. Thanks for everything you do Chips. Sixty minutes is starting. 🙂

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