a promise kept

Night everyone, see you tomorrow.



Donna, thank you!

88 Responses to “a promise kept”

  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    December 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Thank You President Obama!

  2. December 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Thank you, President Obama. Good night all.

  3. 3 lovingandlaughing
    December 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Night Chips and all! Sweet dreams.

  4. December 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I wish I could get just one hug 😀

    Good night Chips and thanks for this wonderful site.
    Good night TOD Family.

  5. 7 bonkers
    December 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    (bringing over from last thread)

    Not sure many people even care or would notice, but in case some do I want to let people know that I’m planning to stop commenting on blogs altogether in a few days. Just have a lot of things going on the work and home fronts (good stuff, thankfully!), and also want to really focus on activity with the local OFA chapter.

    I’ve almost completely cut out MegaMedia “news” sources so will still read here a lot and maybe one or two other blogs, but I’m forbidding myself from commenting. Let’s go out and win back the House and strengthen the Senate this next year, and remember kids, Only you can prevent mankini fires:

    Chips, you are especially stunning this evening, and your brilliance is radiating through each little pixel of my computer screen, and please remember, if anyone should faint near you, please don’t stand over them. Otherwise they will think you are an angel and they have died and gone to heaven.

    (Thanks for everything you do, Chips and the readers here!)

    • December 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      Ah Bonkers, I will miss you terribly, I appreciated so much everything you brought here. But I completely understand when ‘real’ life intervenes, so I just wish you all the very best and nothing but happiness. Please, if you get a chance, drop in now and then to say hello. Look after yourself, thank you for all your support and kind words, love ya.

    • 10 hopefruit2
      December 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      bonkers we will miss you for SURE! I always enjoy reading your posts so I will definitely notice when you no longer comment 😦

      Anyway good luck friend, with all your OFA work and hope that every now and then you decide to post a comment or two even if it’s just once in a blue moon! #PRESSON

      Obama/Biden 2012

    • December 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      want to really focus on activity with the local OFA chapter.

      That’s how it should be for every one. Otherwise it’s all bonkers.

      Have fund while doing it.

    • 12 MTmarilyn
      December 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm


      • 13 MTmarilyn
        December 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

        I meant ditto about all you said about Chips. We will miss you Bonkers but know you will be doing great work at OFA. Good luck.

    • December 15, 2011 at 12:13 am

      We know your heart. Go in peace.

    • 15 desertflower
      December 15, 2011 at 12:29 am

      bonkers:( Totally understand, but just know that you will be missed. Hope you can cross your fingers behind your back, and just pop in to say hi from time to time. It’s hard when one of the family leaves the nest for a while….hugs to you, and I wish only great things for all your endeavors that are coming up. Your hard work with OFA will pay off a million times over. May the wind be at your back. Thanks so much for all your hard work. You will be missed here. {{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    • December 15, 2011 at 12:38 am

      We’ll miss you, Bonkers!

    • December 15, 2011 at 7:36 am

      Bonkers, good for you. Working with OFA to re-elect our president is the best way to spend what time we have to spare in our busy lives and tuning out the Mega Media news will help keep you healthy sane, and full of energy. There’s nothing like an unhealthy dose of the media to sap your strength. This is the best place to know what’s happening. See you on the other side of 2012. Obama/Biden 2012.

    • 19 hopefruit2
      December 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm


      • 20 a4alice
        December 15, 2011 at 12:15 am

        good hunting to you bonkers! I have enjoyed your posts and will miss your presence. Good luck until we speak again! 🙂

        • 21 bonkers
          December 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

          Thanks everyone! Will definitely swing through here again on Victory Night when we’re celebrating another landslide win and hopefully a return of Speaker Pelosi, and maybe before then too. ’til then….FIRED UP!

          • 22 Eleroy
            December 15, 2011 at 7:39 am

            Bonkers, do come by and post periodically. We need your valuable voice here to challenge us and keep us on our feet!!!

            Be well and ROCK ON!!!

  6. December 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested for a second night in a row on Wednesday that the Senate would be able to schedule votes in the morning on House Republicans’ pay roll tax cut extension bill, or a version of it, and the defense authorization conference report. 

    In shutting down the Senate, Reid made no mention of the spending omnibus, apparently still in the works, or a continuing resolution that would fund the government past Friday when current funding is set to expire. The Senate adjourned at around 8:30 p.m. and is expected to return at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

    The Hill-

  7. 24 Dave
    December 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    And the maggotfest that is the repoooblican presidential nomination candidates? Don’t leave. Stay there. The OPPOSITE of what 78%+ of Americans want. (Yessssss, except for good ole nutty Uncle RonPaul who is right about this topic….to be fair about it.)

    • 25 Eleroy
      December 15, 2011 at 7:41 am

      Ron Paul is not an honorable man!!!

      He is mean spirited, petty and not at all mature or gracious!!!

      You cannot be a good person if you lack a heart. Sorry!!!

  8. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    December 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Just a reminder that Speaker-for-Life Pelosi will be on The Ed Show Thursday night. She’s his exclusive guest. Can’t wait.

  9. December 15, 2011 at 12:05 am

    If the democrats call the GOP bluff and shutdown the government, we have until December 1st to find an agreement. The Dow would lose 2500, credit would freeze up, jobs would be cut…
    The republicans would then own the economy- but, those of us receiving government checks- not to much fun for us—


  10. 31 vitaminlover
    December 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

    My President–a MAJOR Promise Keeper!

  11. 32 a4alice
    December 15, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Nitey nite TOD sweet dreams


  12. 33 HZ
    December 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Nite to Chipsticks and all TOD family here. Thanks for your great links and all that you all do to make this a very wonderful place to be. You help me in my recovery. I totally appreciate all of you.

    May each of you have a wonderful evening and a wonderful Thursday. Love you all very much.HZ

  13. December 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

    What a lovely way to end the evening!

    Oh and my neighbor is playing Oh Tannenbaum on his (concert) violin.

    Life is good!!!

  14. December 15, 2011 at 1:09 am


  15. 38 maritza
    December 15, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Chips, thank you for all that you do; the “promise kept” video is a keeper! Our president is a man of consistency for sure.

    Some years ago I was watching TV and there were “Mr. Obama and Mrs. Obama” in Africa being tested for aids so that people there would not be afraid of the aids test and told my husband that this young couple was so impressive for the work they were doing out there. I did not know who they were nor did I know that these great two would be our first family some years later. I never knew that my husband had known of them for the longest time and was already hooked on them.

    In short, these Old Latino Farts will forever love the Obama family. And this is the first time that we have financially supported directly to a politician.

    We have helped by volunteering time for this and that but not financially until Mr. Obama came around. Don’t take me wrong, we do not have much but we have to reelect President Obama and if there is $1.00 in our budget to spare then it will have to go to get PHO reelected for the greater good of our country.

    Please forgive me for all the mistakes that I make either grammatically or in spelling, I was not educated in the USA but am a USA citizen. My husband was raised-educated here and is USMC Vietnam Vet and my child was born in California; both my child and husband do not correct my English because they know that I can “
    GET” them with my Spanish.

    • 39 DreamChaser57
      December 15, 2011 at 3:36 am

      Your English is fine. Thanks for the comment. I don’t ever remember donating to a campaign prior to aspiring presidential candidate Obama came along. I also volunteered my time, me and a Latina woman walked in a houshing development in Indiana. It was outside out of my comfort zone, but we both felt emboldened by our passion not only for Obama but for his values and how they shape his agenda. I plan on making such efforts again. I remember the disappointment in some of the faces of the residents because they could not vote due to past convictions. I wonder if we truly believe people can be rehabilitated.

      Good night to you.

    • 40 Eleroy
      December 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

      Maritza, you a perfect in my book!!!

      • 41 Eleroy
        December 15, 2011 at 7:52 am

        Maritza, you are perfect in my book!!! Thanks for your love and support of the President and First Lady!!! Together we can do what we did in 2008 again and even better!!!

  16. 42 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    December 15, 2011 at 1:32 am

    A historic day. The end of the Iraq war will be remembered. The political wrangling will not. It makes me happy to see the respect and affection the President gets from the military.
    Also makes me happy to see the love and support he gets from our wonderful First Lady.

    Goodnight and God bless.

  17. December 15, 2011 at 2:14 am

    The speech itself was blissful. It gave chops to the soldiers who were sent there under false pretence and given suboptimal equipment due to being shortchanged by the sec of def and MIC. Welcome home and thanks BHO.

  18. December 15, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Occupation leads to resistance if you know history well and it seems BUSH and cabal did not know history well.

  19. December 15, 2011 at 3:35 am

    It turns out it is not liberals who should fear the Fox – it’s conservatives.

    A very good guardian piece on pox news. I read it in Indian newspaper today.


  20. December 15, 2011 at 6:10 am

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. military officially ended its war in Iraq on Thursday, packing up a military flag at a ceremony with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

    The last 4,000 American troops will withdraw by the end of the year, leaving Iraq still tackling a weakened but stubborn insurgency, sectarian tensions and political uncertainty.

    “After a lot of blood spilled by Iraqis and Americans, the mission of an Iraq that could govern and secure itself has become real,” Panetta said at the ceremony.

    U.S. soldiers rolled up the flag for American forces in Iraq and slipped it into a camouflage-colored sleeve.


    I know where that flag is, as I type with tears in my eyes! Ooops!

  21. December 15, 2011 at 6:13 am

    10:50 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    12:30 PM
    Obama and Biden have lunch.
    1:00 PM
    Carney briefs the press.   
    4:00 PM
    Biden and Jill Biden attend a holiday reception for the Diplomatic Corps at the Blair House.

  22. December 15, 2011 at 6:17 am

    New ofa donor drive–

    Who inspires you to give?

    This holiday season, we’re giving you a chance to have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life by letting them know they inspired you to make a donation to the Obama campaign.

    Simply enter their name and email address below. Then, we’ll send them a message letting them know they inspired you to donate. (Don’t worry—we won’t hold on to any of their information.)

    Thank you for supporting this campaign, and happy holidays.


  23. December 15, 2011 at 6:20 am

    In October, President Barack Obama signed legislation implementing free-trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. Bet you probably hadn’t heard about that. The trade deals were the biggest since NAFTA — which President Bill Clinton signed into law after a titanic fight. Guided by his silky-smooth U.S. trade representative, Ron Kirk, Obama’s deals glided through the GOP House and the Democratic Senate. No fight, no credit.
    Republicans should have adopted the same strategy on extending Obama’s payroll-tax cut. Like free trade, tax cuts are completely compatible with Republican orthodoxy. Heck, they are Republican orthodoxy. When we had a surplus, the GOP’s answer was to cut taxes. When the surplus turned into deficit (in large part because of the Bush tax cuts), the Republicans supported more tax cuts. In time of peace they argued for (wait for it) tax cuts. When we were involved in two wars, costing billions of dollars a month, then-House Republican leader Tom DeLay said, “Nothing is more important in the face of war than cutting taxes.”
    How on earth did the GOP maneuver itself into a position where it is opposing tax cuts for the middle class and Obama is fighting for them?


  24. December 15, 2011 at 6:24 am

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is weighing in on one of the remaining items on Congress’ to-do list. In a letter that quotes Pope John Paul II, the bishops urged Congress to extend unemployment benefits for the jobless.


  25. December 15, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Mitt Romney, who once hoped to land a knockout blow in January, is now bracing for a protracted months-long battle against Newt Gingrich, pointing to new election rules that make it mathematically impossible for any candidate to clinch the nomination before April 24.

    Under the rules, which Romney has cited in several recent interviews, most states that vote before April 1 will award their delegates in proportion to the tally, rather than give them all to the candidate who wins a simple majority. A candidate who captures 30 percent of the vote but still loses the state, for example, will still get 30 percent of the delegates.

    The Republican National Committee adopted the rules last year to make it harder for a candidate to wrap up the nomination early. The committee said the rules, combined with an election calendar that pushes more states to vote later, would force the candidates to campaign across the country, energizing more voters by giving them a greater say in selecting the nominee.


  26. December 15, 2011 at 6:31 am

    A Senate committee easily cleared legislation explicitly prohibiting members from profiting by trading on inside information, despite objections from some GOP lawmakers who called it unnecessary and politically motivated.

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced the bill by a vote of 7-2 Tuesday. GOP Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) dissented, calling the bill unnecessary and rife with potential unintended consequences. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also opposed the bill, but was absent from the vote.


    The House voted it down 2 days ago…

  27. December 15, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Do any of you ever get the feeling that the far left wingnuts and PL whiners, are just waiting for these deals to go through Congress, to see where to critique the President?
    They are like vultures. They probably have their shows booked to tell us all how much Obama caved.
    And that is part of the reason the Republicans are doing this, it’s almost like they are working with the far left to destroy the President. Hmmmmm!

    • 55 Cos
      December 15, 2011 at 7:56 am

      I heard this woman host on CNN say that the Dems caved on the surtax. Wasn’t that just one of the proposals for paying? I did not like the language she used.

      • December 15, 2011 at 8:33 am

        I am so tired of this cave nonsense. The main thing we were calling on Reid to do is to block the House bill which tied the payroll tax cut to the Keystone pipeline. That was accomplished. Harry Reid said no way. Anyone paying attention should know that the GOP is not going to vote for raising taxes. The Dems tried and it was going nowhere. Dems are serious about passing the payroll tax cuts and if they can find another way to fund it, let them. F- the MSM and the PL.

  28. December 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Skipping town-

    The White House late Wednesday called on Congress to approve a short-term resolution to keep the government running past Friday, as efforts to pass a payroll tax cut extension and a broader funding measure have devolved into a political game of chicken.

    The move by the White House comes as House Republicans suggested after a closed-door meeting that they may attempt to pass a sweeping funding measure with Republican support alone and then head out of town, leaving the Senate to deal with House-passed versions of both that bill and a payroll tax package opposed by Democrats.


    This is their last shot to get what they want. I expect this to be worse than the previous 3 attempts at shutting down the government.

  29. December 15, 2011 at 6:53 am

    One month to the day after the start of the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office, organizers have scheduled a Thursday press conference to provide a “special update” on how the effort is going.

    And several liberal blogs and pro-recall Facebook pages said Wednesday that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and United Wisconsin, the two groups spearheading the recall, already have collected more than enough signatures to force an election.

    The effort to recall the Republican governor kicked off on Nov. 15, and organizers have until Jan. 17 to collect more than 540,000 valid signatures to force a spring recall election.

    The blog New Dog Democrat reported Wednesday that more than 550,000 signatures have been collected and that organizers want to hit the 1 million mark before the deadline.


  30. December 15, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Is everybody alive and well, this morning? Hello?

  31. 67 ber6964
    December 15, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Morning Jovie and the rest of the TOD family.

  32. 68 dotster3
    December 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

    You’ll never guess who the Today Show decided we all needed to hear from about the end of the Iraq War——yep, shaking fist at clouds man, bitter loser John McCain. He and Matt Lauer are both agreeing that the Iranians are going to take over Iraq and it is a huge mistake to end the war. This is really pitiful, shameful. Now Lauer is quoting Cheney, asking if McCain agrees with Cheney. This is really despicable, corporate media—–only one freaking rt. wing side of the story.

    • December 15, 2011 at 8:13 am

      That attitude right there is exactly why he lost the election. And so now Matt Lauer is a foreign policy expert? Moronic MSM revisionist history.

      • December 15, 2011 at 8:18 am

        Could be why lauer is being replaced by Ryan secrest!

        • 71 dotster3
          December 15, 2011 at 8:24 am

          Makes me furious——not one mention of Obama at Ft. Bragg, no video from that momentous event, nothing, zero, nada. People might see troops cheering President Obama’s appearance.

          • December 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

            I think to myself, “unbelievable” but it happens every single day. This is now the SOP for all of TV. It’s so toxic and so broken I can’t fathom how it will ever be fixed. I grieve for this younger generation who will never know what real journalism is or can be.

    • December 15, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Matt is full of shit. If Pres.Obama had decided to stay longer, Matt would have been up there with some liberal Dem jabbering about how Pres.Obama broke his promise. They’d even show a similar video to the one at the top of the thread.

      • 74 hopefruit2
        December 15, 2011 at 8:49 am

        EXACTLY. Whatever position this President takes, the MSM stakes out the opposite, and hosts whoever is willing to come on TV and bash Obama for his position.

        Had Obama decided to remain in Iraq, Dennis Kucinich would be all over the airwaves right now. We’ve seen this pattern before, we know the deal. It’s the MSM that has no core convictions – it’s all about controversy for ratings and using anti-Obama propaganda to undermine the President.

  33. December 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Loving Melody Barnes at jon stewart. So articulate and smart.

  34. December 15, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Although Pete Souza is set to release the new First Family photo at noon EAstern, I see on twitter that the stupid Today Show is scooping it:


    Well, get ready, TODville. This photo is STUNNING. Bling, bling, bling, bling. OMG, WOWzers. Flutter, flutter.

  35. December 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Jobless claims down 19k to 366k.
    That is why GOP is playing giverent shutdown games in congress. To slow the economy, again!!!

  36. 86 rikyrah
    December 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  37. December 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Seen on Twitter

    Pres.Obama expected to comment on tax cut/spending debate at noon event where he’ll call for overtime pay for home health workers.

    *Overtime pay for home health workers? that’s a big deal. They are a very underpaid and overworked group.

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