285 Responses to “ah hey, he sang again: sweet home chicago!”

  1. 11 collegekay
    February 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm


  2. February 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Our President is one of the most intellegent and talented leaders the US has ever had. Go PBO.

  3. 13 ber6964
    February 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    He is soooooooooooooo cute …..he actually got a little bashful. I lub him.

  4. 15 lovingandlaughing
    February 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I told my husband the blog would be on fire tonight after POB sang again!

  5. 16 Hachikล
    February 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you! I missed it and pitched a temper tantrum on Twitter. I love you, Chip!!

  6. 32 Waltjack
    February 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    @SweetHomeChicago sung by President @BarakObama yes he did . Repubs will be on the Sing about Hate tomorrow

  7. 38 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm



    • 39 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      And, it was Mick who handed him the mic ๐Ÿ™‚ This is beyond cool, like in another universe of cool!!

      • 40 desertflower
        February 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        I saw that, Bob! How cool was that!

      • 43 HZ
        February 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        Yes, it was Mick who did the honors, and Mr. President took it from there. You know he did a great job because of the timing of song and being able to come in on the up and down beat was tremendous. Great Intellect. What can’t our President do. Great evening. It was wonderful to watch him get into the music throughout the entire evening. Loved it!!!!!!HZ

      • 45 LunarSea
        February 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

        Yeah, not even the President refuses a mic from Mick

        The city of Chicago just has to use that clip of him and the rest of them chiming in as a tourist ad. It’s that good!

        Paging Rahm, paging Rahm….

        • 46 HZ
          February 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

          Yes, and not even Mick refuses to give the mic to a President like POB. That is even more amazing. What history made in that beautiful moment. Music is a universal healers.

          After all of the ugly treatment sent out over the air today toward POB, MUSIC graced the President and the WH tonight!!!! What a joy!!!!!HZ

          • 47 LunarSea
            February 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

            I remember the bruhaha over the stones back in the way when. Banned, protested (I think also arrested) by the likes of that guy with the funny sweater who dreams of being president -and his kind of people.

            They said the same types of things about the Stones as the say about PBO, ie satan, anti-christ, etc

            Well ole Mick got the last laugh tonite. Heads must be exploding in some corners of the land.

            Question is, Why does that make the night just that much sweeter to me? hehehehe

  8. 49 Vicky
    February 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    My, that man is mighty fine…….

  9. February 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    PBO is gonna send us all to the ER one of these days. The heart palpitations are too much. whew!!! I about died watching it live

  10. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    February 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks Chips!

  11. 58 Sukey
    February 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    He was wonderful. wow

  12. 60 collegekay
    February 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    He was so cute in this video. OMG. Why does he do this to us? ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. February 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    The President just exudes coolness and awesomeness!

    What a mighty fine fine man!

  14. 64 itgurl_29
    February 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Why is he so freakin’ CUTE!!!

  15. 66 Jessica
    February 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Peer pressure at it’s fines. Just say no Barry just say no!!

    JK JK JK!

  16. 67 HZ
    February 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    POB was great again tonight. This is the BEST of the BEST Presidents we have ever had in my lifetime, and I have seen many Presidents.HZ

  17. 70 utaustinliberal
    February 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Just like he did with Al Greenโ€™s โ€œLetโ€™s Stay Togetherโ€ PBO is doing it with โ€œSweet Home Chicago.โ€ Sweet Home Chicago is trending on twitter!!!! Love, love, love this man. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. February 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Thank goodness for Chips. For those of us who missed this I knew Chips would have it. This is just what we all needed today. I love our President!!!!!

    I spent most of the day in class to be an election judge this year. They had several classes and they all were full. They said they knew it was going to be a busy year so are thankful people came out to be a part of the system. It is my civic duty.

  19. 72 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Can you imagine what those few seconds of the President singing will do for PBS ratings and viewership for the show – may be the most viewed PBS show ever ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. 74 Lorraine
    February 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Chips, you rock! ๐Ÿ™‚ President Obama as usual, humble.

  21. 75 GGail
    February 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    President Barack Obama jammin’ with BB King and Mick Jagger

    It doesn’t get better than this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you Chipsticks. I can play it over and over and over and over!

  22. 79 desertflower
    February 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    feel a tsunami coming on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When you got something good…you NEVER let it go!

  23. 80 Proud of Obama
    February 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Don’t you just love our president and first lady? Sooooooooo sweet.

  24. February 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    oh thank you Chips for all the videos, of course I’d missed it all- thank goodness for you & your quickness. Love hearing POTUS sing again.. what a lot of fun they all looked to be having!

  25. February 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Chips! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!. This is the coolest President ever! I feel like a 15 year old going all gaga! He’s just the best. We need a mountain to carve this mans face on. Right now!!

  26. February 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Chip, I totally expect The LA Times to use your clip again.

  27. February 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Yasssss! I’m grinning so hard right now. He got that blues chord on the last note *just* right! Gon’ ‘head, Mr. President!

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  28. 89 hopefruit2
    February 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    So we had our own Mardi Gras tonight!!! What a fun, energizing night ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 90 itgurl_29
    February 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I’m on cloud nine right now. He’s sooooo adorable! I love my President!!

  30. 91 vitaminlover
    February 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    What can’t our Beloved President do? There is only ONE thing he cannot do and that is lose. He is the total package, baby!!

  31. 92 Pamela
    February 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    January 20, 2017: Record contract in the bag! I sense a Grammy after all! He is just too much, he is the most and the best!

  32. February 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks chips!—-i was so sad I missed it live and was so anxious to see it. Fun times! Husband is so jealous he said he could have sung it better. I just smiled in response. Sweet Home Chicago! I like its lake and its big buildings and the Magnificent Mile and the great restaurants and the Bears and the parks and the neighborhoods— and the trees— which are all just the right size, not too tall, not too short, very oaky and acorny and just right. And most of all because Sweet Home Chicago produced the Greatest President of All Time!

  33. February 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    All I can say is “Wow!” PBO makes every other president in history look like a stick. Have never seen anyone have so much fun and make so many people smile.

  34. 97 Geeja
    February 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you Chips because I missed this part ( the dang phone rang)!

  35. 99 Claire
    February 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    LOVE him!!

  36. February 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm


    I must haz for a ringtone!!!!

    Axelrod – make it so!

  37. 101 utaustinliberal
    February 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Chipsticks you youtube is video is hot hot HOT on twitter! David Shuster the journalist formerly on MSNBC now on Current I believe. Just tweeted this using your youtube link.

    • 102 LunarSea
      February 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      It might be a little weird that I have clicked on every posting of this clip and still it makes me smile. Gotta catch Michelle right after his first refrain. She must be saying ” oh lordy, he didn’t “

  38. 105 bluemoon
    February 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Ha! GOPolitico already has the clip up, and guess whose video they are using?


  39. 112 smoothscotch
    February 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you Chips, after a lousy day, I feel I deserved this. I actually have a smile on my face.

  40. February 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Chips….you are the bestest ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. 114 Dakota
    February 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm


  42. 115 GGail
    February 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Chipsticks – your YouTube vid has over 300 hits already

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!

  43. February 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I think we need a sing-off between Santorum, Obama and Romney. Santorum can sing Ave Maria, Romney an Osmond song and whatever Obama wants to sing – since it’s clear he can kill anything.

  44. February 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    When’s the Michigan parimaries?

  45. February 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Did you guys check out the look on FLOTUS’ face as her man was singin’ the blues?! She was like: “Yeah, he’s mine.” ๐Ÿ™‚ If the WH is a-rockin’ don’t come a-knockin’!!!

  46. 130 24Sass
    February 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you Chips.
    What a wonderful way to make my day!!!

  47. 131 desertflower
    February 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Chips…you’re getting some big love from PoliticalCarnival, too ๐Ÿ™‚


    LOL. Via the incredible Obama Diary.

  48. 138 Lorraine
    February 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Charlie Rose on Bloomberg HD has four wonderful historians discussing President Obama. Good conversation going on.

  49. 143 Proud of Obama
    February 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Lawrence just showed PBO singing Sweet Home Chicago. It will be all over cable tomorrow.

  50. 147 Uche
    February 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Chips…you’ve done it again! Hugs and kisses for bringing that clip for those of us who missed it. Twitterverse is on FIRE about it!. At this rate the President is gonna cut a cd before the election is over…LOL.

  51. February 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    OT, ‘cept for the singing connection, but I just find this musicbiz fact astonishing: that someone buys Adele’s “21” CD every 7 seconds. Wow. Ka-CHING! Love Adele! and that new up and coming singer, Barack Obama, too.

  52. February 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    LOL…and it will number 1 for months..and months…there he goes again…stimulating the economy every which way ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. February 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Russ Feingold singing praises of PBO’s foreign policy chops…. I’m impressed (surprised?).

  54. 160 ber6964
    February 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    President Obama and Friends rocking the Peoples House Tonite! It was so fine and Thank You so Very much Chips for all you do!!!

    • 161 Ladyhawke
      February 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      I love the fact that whenever there is an event at the White House, POTUS and FLOTUS always make it a point to say the White House is “The People’s House”. You certainly felt that tonight at the taping of the tribute to the Blues. It was such a warm and inviting evening.

  55. February 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    As Obama campaign reaches out to Black Community Colleges, for support!

  56. 163 Pamela
    February 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Ha, those old, fat, sourpuss GOP f-ers are gonna be so pissed about this! Too bad for them! Another chance to show the ugly side of human nature. Oh well, the contrast will wake up a few million more voters! Rock on, Mr. President, we rock beside you!

  57. February 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    oops, sorry, wrong party.

    /slinks away

  58. February 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    10:00 AM
    Jill Biden and Hilda Solis visit the Columbus State Community College Center for Workforce Development.
    Obama delivers remarks at the construction site of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Michelle Obama also attends.
    12:30 PM
    Carney briefs press.
    4:10 PM
    Obama and Michelle Obama host a reception in honor of the groundbreaking of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  59. 169 vitaminlover
    February 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell has just raked that idiot Frankie Graham over the coals concerning his insinuations about my Beloved President Obama’s Christianity. Get him, Lawrence, sic ’em!!

    • 170 anniebella
      February 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      vitaminlover, I saw it and I loved it. Graham is a right wing conservatives and he is playing politics. He think President Obama is a muslim. The economy is improving so they decided to rehash 2008 all over again.

      • 171 LunarSea
        February 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        Yes PBO is a secret member of the muslim brotherhood who spent 10 years in and was married and had his children baptized in a Church led by Rev Wright just to throw the good people of this nation off his scent, so he can carry out the death wishes of his father who -50 years before- stealthly posted the announcement of his birth in a Hawaii newspaper knowing full well the day will come when The Donald would send his minions on the quest to reveal the dastardly deed and serve him his commeupance as the imposter he is for all the world to see!

        Did I get it right Graham? Forty lashes with a wet noodle if I still didn’t get it.

      • 173 vitaminlover
        February 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

        Yes, anniebella. He, Santorum, Gingrich and Romney are what I call Pharisees to the max. Pure evil. Hypocritical.

  60. 174 nospin
    February 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    It’s events like this that makes people believe that Politics is cool.

    There is such a stark contrast between this administration and the current field of Repubs. They don’t stand a chance.

    Vote Obama/Biden 2012

  61. 175 Lightfoot
    February 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Okay, I just want to say, I’m in love. Got that, in love1

  62. 178 Marlz (@marjgra)
    February 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    CHIPSTICKS. . . I know you hear this every day, but it does not hurt to hear it one more time! YOU.ARE.THE.BEST! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank you for everything you do.

  63. February 21, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Hey everybody.

    Ok, I’ve been in a major funk all day, just all sorts of cranky and “meh” for no discernible reason. But between Deaniac posting “The Story of Us” video, PBO singing AGAIN, and finishing up a new piece for TPV wherein I begin to purge my anger, I feel a bit better.

    Expect a few more points bump in the approval numbers with his new song. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 181 hopefruit2
      February 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Welcome back LL – was wondering where you were today since I hadn’t seen you. Glad to see that your spirits are improving ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 183 desertflower
      February 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      OH! The phone rang and I forgot to hit “post”! Anyway, was wondering where you were! If it makes you feel better..I’ve been in a bit of a funk myself…the concert at the WH, all the great music, and PBO belting out another one, made me feel MUCH better ๐Ÿ™‚ Pen to paper makes the anger leave the body…at least for while.
      I’ll make you smile..how’s the puppy???!!

  64. February 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    huff & Puff has also poached your video. Can’t they be original for once?

  65. 189 LunarSea
    February 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I have really enjoyed every one of these In Performance at the WH events:

    The Spoken Word (poetry & prose)
    Festiva Latina
    Country Music
    Tribute to Stevie Wonder
    Tribute to Paul McCartney
    Civil Rights Music
    Broadway Celebration
    Motown Sound

    You can relive any of these performances, except the Spoken Word, at your leisure at the PBS site, worth bookmarking.


    I’m sure Red White & the Blues will appear in due course.

    • 190 theo67
      February 22, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Thanks LunarSea – I was just wondering if these were all listed together somewhere. I think I’ve missed a couple of them. Definitely going to check out the whole lot again!

  66. February 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    You are amazing, Chips. That was too much fun. I simply don’t know how you do it. And oh yeah: Coolest White House Ever!

  67. February 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hey Chica, it is actually the Associated Press that wrote the piece Huffpo has on. AP poached your video. Wow! Chica you are in the big leagues now.

  68. 193 terim
    February 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I missed seeing this live. Thanks so much, Chipsticks!!

  69. February 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Oh my dear god, half way through President Obama’s intro I imagined him just stopping and saying: “Oh man, can you just imagine Mitt Romney up here right now?” and laughing his ass off! I can’t stop giggling at the thought….

  70. February 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    The legitimate object of government is to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they cannot, by individual effort, do at all, or do so well, by themselves.โ€

    Abe Lincoln-

  71. 200 hopefruit2
    February 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    My local ABC Ch 7 just showed a clip of our President singing at the WH!!

  72. 201 vitaminlover
    February 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    FAther, in the Name of Jesus, I pray that you continue to guide, guard and protect President Barack Hussein Obama, First Lady Michell Obama, First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, First Grandmother Mrs. Robinson and First Dog Bo. Thank you Lord for giving them as a gifts to this nation and the nation and the world recognizes this. Please be an enemy to their enemies and an adversary to their adversaries. Contend with those that would and do contend with them.Let them all always be in the right places at the right time and continue Lord to show them Your Lovingkindness and tender mercies unto them. Thank You so much, God for keeping Your Hand on them all and extra especially on President Obama and Vice-President Biden. I say this all in Jesus Name. Amen!

  73. 208 desertflower
    February 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    OMG! I”M CRYING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. February 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    More musical goodness. From the Brit Awards:

  75. February 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Have not read the comments: I will have to scroll back up .. I was out for the evening, Mardi Gras downtown with a rocking Cajun band from Nashville, but then, oh my, I come home, log on to find out “he sang again …” And Oh.My.God – it is freaking awesome! There is no one, there has never been anyone like this President! Ever. Okay, now I will replay the video and then read the comments. Wow.

  76. February 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Here’s the latest campaign solicitation:

    From: Barack Obama
    Date: February 21, 2012
    To: xxxxxxxx
    Subject: This seat is yours
    Reply-To: info@barackobama.com


    Are you in?

  77. February 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Santorum says ‘well over $6 million’ raised in February
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 2/21/12 9:31 PM
    Rick Santorum told reporters in Arizona tonight that his campaign, which raised about $4 million in January, has taken in “well over $6 million” so far in February, via POLITICO’s Juana Summers.

  78. February 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    GAH!! Why does all the great stuff happen when I’m not around?! Anyway, thanks Chips! I loved that vid. I squealed like a stuck pig when I heard him singing AGAIN!!!!!! Hehehehehehehrhehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  79. February 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    To Bobfr above who said it is like being in another universe of cool … thank you, that is how I feel right now, Mick Jagger handed our President a mic and he sang (beautifully)! Oh, the universe feels good tonight!

  80. February 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Why has msnbc Ignored Santorums Satan remarks?
    Every other channel has discussed it, ad nauseum! Everybody is asking him about it, and he is so shaken, he just mentioned it at his rally, basically saying, that this was just one instance, blah, blah!
    This, Is msnbc covering for little Ricky?

  81. February 22, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Wowzerssssssssss…………. what an amazing and beautiful surprise to come on TOD and see our Commander in Chief singing again! And damnnnnnnnnnnnn he sounds sooooooo goodddddddddddd *drools* This entire site must be padded with NAUGHTY MATS ๐Ÿ˜† :-O

  82. February 22, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I really liked seeing the celebs… especially Taraji P. Henson in the background (beautiful dress too)… she was like WOW… and cheering him on… as soon as he sang his first line….. ๐Ÿ˜† so freakin cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! bet some of them wimmen wanted to throw their pannies on stage ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  83. 233 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 12:23 am

    ARE YOU READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARE YOU IN????????????? Let’s DO this …ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t help it…copped this from Deaniac. This needs to go all over the place…I want to do my part to see that it does!

  84. February 22, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Thank you beautiful Chips and TOD Family. You made an golden year young lady have a beautiful day. Chips, you are the BEST!!!! I love you back so very much. Have a restful evening. HZ

  85. February 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Well, that was a completely lovely end to the day. Thanks for all the hugs everyone – I send them back x 100,000,000 – see ya tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  86. February 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

    More videos added to the last post ๐Ÿ˜‰

  87. 239 Blue
    February 22, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Sorry to bring this on this website, but many I know are Whitney Houston fans, and this article will give you an insight of her life, and the things that went on before and after the marriage with Bobby Brown. Sad and in shocking! Bobby is a scum bag!


    • February 22, 2012 at 1:04 am

      Hi Blue, I didn’t click the link because the Daily Mail is the most hateful, race-baiting pile of venomous crap on the face of the earth, it makes the National Enquirer seem like Pulitzer-worthy-stuff. Please keep that in mind when you read anything there, it’s as poisonous and dishonest as Drudge.

    • 241 Mae who love our CIC
      February 22, 2012 at 4:14 am

      Yes Blue, don’t blame Bobby for Whitney’s trouble. It does not matter now. We all have personal demons and each of us have no one to blame but ourselves. As I recalled, Whitney was an adult making good and bad decisions.

  88. 242 CTGirl
    February 22, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Missed all this yumminess :-). He is just too cute for words!

  89. February 22, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I’m having fun catching up on all the excitement around these parts! Wow. He is a man of many talents. On Mick Jagger, handing him the mic, how cool. One of the best books I’ve read in the past couple of years was the autobiography by Keith RIchards. In it he describes how he and Mick first wrote their songs and put together the band on the idea of bringing a different sound to England. The sound of Chicago blues music. Tonight kind of brings all the history and present together all wrapped up in a big beautiful bow, huh?

  90. February 22, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Our Singing President…take that haters!
    With so much hate thrown at this man everyday, it’s like he has a love shield protecting him from all that hate and vitriol. You can feel the love, it will be the Repugs singing the blues.

  91. 245 RosesforObama
    February 22, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Oh, is it fantastic how one person, President Obama, at so many, many different levels is energizing the whole world -so gifted and yet so human.
    The vibrations last night from The White House are reaching every corner of the world – in my case Denmark.
    Also roses for You Chipsticks for bringing these totally wonderful video clips.
    Please, please Americans landslide for Obama/Biden 2012.

  92. 247 LDS
    February 22, 2012 at 2:26 am

    What a fun night!

    Everyone seemed to have had a good time. Here as well as the “People’s House”
    I see that our President is compiling more songs for that first anticipated CD.

    Well, thank you, Chips for doing such a wonderful job all day (as usual). It is late and I am up preparing food for a Celebration of Life for a dear sweet, kind energetic Mother at my place of worship who just loved dancing for the Lord. Even though she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she never stopped dancing.
    Thank you, Chips for helping me to stay up. I really needed a Red, White and Blues concert.
    Sweet sleep everyone……..

  93. February 22, 2012 at 3:04 am

    What a joy to wake up to!! PBO is awesome. I just love that song and ADORE President Obama singing it. Oh, and have I ever said how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that man! (Only ablut 20,000 times a day. Lol.

  94. February 22, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Every morn I watch about 5 min of FoxandFriends to see what they will be chomping on all day long. Anyway again, Gretchen Carlson blushed over Obama singing. She also said it was great political strategy HA.
    Plus the morn new AP/GKF Poll has Obama over 50% on all 4 GOP contenders.

  95. 251 hopefruit2
    February 22, 2012 at 7:22 am

    “Sweet Home Chicago” is once again trending on Twitter!

  96. 252 hopefruit2
    February 22, 2012 at 7:31 am

    When even Chuck Todd can’t spin something as favorable for the GOP – you know things must be really BAD!!

  97. February 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

    1 American Journalist killed in Syria by shelling.
    Now see…

  98. February 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Obama national campaign co-chairs: Complete list
    By Lynn Sweet on February 22, 2012 6:20 AM | No Comments
    WASHINGTON–The Obama campaign announced its 35 national co-chairs on Wednesday and the complete list shows strategic hands at work: very heavy on folks from battleground states.
    Chicagoans on the list: The Obama campaign is tapping six from Chicago to be national co-chairs: Bill Daley, Sen. Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Penny Pritzker, Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Alan Solow.


  99. February 22, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Thank you Chips for the video. What a wonderful way to start the day!

  100. 265 donna dem 4 obama
    February 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Good Morning TOD!

    Poll: Santorum surges, President Obama leads Republicans

    And this dear friends is the money quote:

    “Notably, the survey showed the president dominating among independents, a group central to Obama’s 2008 victory, whose support for him had faltered in recent months. According to the poll, 6 in 10 independents would choose Obama over any of the Republicans.”


    Have a great productive O’Day!

  101. February 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

    gal power

    Eva Longoria, Caroline Kennedy and others will all serve as campaign ambassadors.


  102. February 22, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Robney is way ahead in Arizona snd ahead in Michigan.
    Little Pricky better go after Robney tonite, or he will fade fast.

    • 268 Linda
      February 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

      I may watch tonight…..I have not watched one Republican debate so far.

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:33 am

      How many Mormons live in Michigan? Once Santorum and the Evangelicals attacked the Mormon church, any Mormon sitting on the sidelines will come out and vote. We have a very large Mormon following here in Arizona, so Arizona should be a shoe-in.

  103. 270 Linda
    February 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Anne Frank, the Jewish girl whose diary and death in a Nazi concentration camp made her a symbol of the Holocaust, was allegedly baptized posthumously Saturday by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to whistleblower Helen Radkey, a former member of the church.

    The ritual was conducted in a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic, according to Radkey, a Salt Lake City researcher who investigates such incidents, which violate a 2010 pact between the Mormon Church and Jewish leaders.

    Radkey said she discovered that Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank, who died at Bergen Belsen death camp in 1945 at age 15, was baptized by proxy on Saturday. Mormons have submitted versions of her name at least a dozen times for proxy rites and carried out the ritual at least nine times from 1989 to 1999, according to Radkey. But Radkey says this is the first time in more than a decade that Frank’s name has been discovered in a database that can be used both for genealogy and also to submit a deceased person’s name to be considered for proxy baptism — a separate process, according to a spokesman for the church. The database is only open to Mormons.

  104. 271 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Good news! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-22/construction-jobs-rebound-amid-pick-up-in-u-s-home-remodeling.html

    Construction hiring is picking up as Americans invest in renovating their homes amid signs that the worst of the housing-market declines may be over.
    The number of people working in residential remodeling grew 5.8 percent in December to 250,700 from a year earlier, based on preliminary data released Feb. 3 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was the highest growth for these jobs — which account for about 5 percent of construction employment — since December 2006, before the housing bubble burst.
    Sales of existing homes, which rose 5 percent in December, precede spending on improvement projects by about six months, as new owners often do a lot of โ€œfix-upsโ€ soon after they move in, said Kermit Baker, a senior fellow at Harvard Universityโ€™s Joint Center for Housing Studies. That means thereโ€™s now a โ€œstrengthening marketโ€ for this work, buoyed by demand thatโ€™s more discretionary in nature — such as minor kitchen remodels – – and mild winter weather in much of the U.S.

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Good morning DF. I don’t know if you got your property tax assessment for 2013, but values went up $10,000 in Maricopa County. Also, I live on the Northwest side and builders are busy. What worries me is that they are constructing many homes in the high $200,000 and low $300,000 range, which is in part what caused our meltdown.

      • 273 desertflower
        February 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Hi, Jackie ๐Ÿ™‚ I DID get the assessment in the mail….but I really didn’t study it too much…..I thought mine went DOWN, but I’ll look again. I live on the Northeast side of town…not much going on around here that I can see. People are redoing their homes, and not many foreclosures around anymore..that’s good news! This place is so built up right now, it’s hard to believe that you could FIT anymore concrete into a space……

  105. February 22, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Whoever burned the Koran at an ISAF air Base in Afghanistan are Idiots.
    Right when we are talking peace, they literally shoot themselves in the foot.

  106. 277 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 8:40 am


    On Friday, however, a broad coalition of religious organizations filed an amicus brief supporting the Affordable Care Actโ€™s Medicaid expansion that should give the lie to any claim that the faith community opposes the ACA. The brief includes a number of major religious denominations, including the policy arm of the United Methodist Church, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church. Additionally, the briefโ€™s signatories include a wide range of Catholic groups:

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

      That’s great, DF. But didn’t Santorum tells us that none of these Protestant groups count. Only the members of his lunatic fringe are part of the faith community. Surely Santorum wouldn’t lie, would he?

  107. February 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Dear Chips,

    I hope that you will have this morning, the MSNBC smackdown of Franklin Graham. From Rev. Al, to Tweety, to Ed Schultz, to Lawrence O’Donnell, they all did blistering pieces against Graham yesterday.

  108. February 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Chips TPM has your clip with reference to you and the blog.

  109. 283 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Mind boggling. Just LOOK at all the wars that Republicans choose to have….remember when they lied to win an election and said they would “focus like a laser on creating jobs”? Who the hell would EVER take them at their word again? For anything!


  110. 284 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Comment over at BJ…..the Republicans are putting on a “menstrual show”…..HA!

  111. 285 mtmarilyn
    February 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Good morning Chips and everyone at the TOD. Ijuust read on twitter today is David Axelrod’s birthday. You need to do something special for him.

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