welcome mates (video added)



President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha to the White House

117 Responses to “welcome mates (video added)”

  1. 1 Elle in MI
    March 14, 2012 at 10:26 am


  2. March 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I’m second!!! This is the closest I’ve ever been to the top ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 15 Auntydee
    March 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Hi, Me second??

  4. March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Whatever their political differences, President Obama and PM Cameron seem to have established a great friendly relationship—–enjoy each other!

  5. 18 GGail
    March 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Good west coast morning Chipsticks!
    Good west coast morning TOD family ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks like a lovely sunny day there in DC

    Thanks Chipsticks for the pics!!!

    Make it a great day everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 19 CTGirl
    March 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Mrs. O. Is beautiful! I can think of a few guys here who will be very happy with these pics ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Such as? Hoping for a better picture of Jill Biden as well.

      • 21 CTGirl
        March 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

        heee heee! You were the first person I thought of ๐Ÿ™‚ We know Chips is always trying to get you in trouble ๐Ÿ™‚ we can also add 2 other naughty guys as well ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 23 utaustinliberal
        March 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

        Hey Japa21 my naughty naughty friend……Chips now has a better picture of Dr. Jill Biden and numerous ones of FLOTUS so you can lust to your heart’s content. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Have a great day at work!

  7. 24 itgurl_29
    March 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    OMG, FLOTUS looks AMAZING! I love that peplum suit on her. So perfect. And her hair and makeup look great. She and Mrs. Cameron seem like they get along really well.

  8. March 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Amusing—- trying to stifle naughty thoughts— Hillary photo.

  9. March 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    • 36 Linda
      March 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

      but…but….Ricky won the Biblee ( chastity ) belt last night…..oops…I mean the women’s vote.

    • 39 Mel
      March 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      But, but the fucking MSM keep telling us that PBO are going down? they are a bunch of friking
      liers. PBO will take any of the GOP crazy guys that are running right now.

      • 40 Cha
        March 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        Their big fat Lying traitorous a$$es want to make it a horse race. I hope in my lifetime the M$M goes out of business. They better hurry up.

  10. 41 itgurl_29
    March 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I really need to find out who designed that white suit because I need it in my life.

  11. 47 57andFemale
    March 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

    This is a very important must-read:


    I cannot understand why George Lakoff is not on the DNC payroll. It baffles me.

    In light of this article and the fact that, no matter how whacky Reagan and W. were, they were extremely influential in changing what America believes and what American political discourse talks about. And yet, Dem’s are doing what Dem’s always do: focus on the whackiness and improbability when our own history over the last 35 years is evidence that conservatives are very effective at changing what Americans believe.

    My best friend is Catholic and the mother of two girls. Her 13 year old has been best friends with a girl since they started parochial school together in kindergarten. Her parents are both attorneys. My friend knew they were Republican but they have always been good friends, good people and reasonable to talk to.

    Until last weekend. The attorneys’ daughter got accepted to two very good high schools – one a local college prep and one parochial. Her mother said she preferred the parochial school so her daughter’s values won’t be threatened by ‘too much liberal thought’ that would weaken her ‘faith’. When my friend pressed her on where she got this idea, she said it’s “what I’ve been hearing.” And pressed further, it’s what she’s been hearing from Rick Santorum.

    This Lakoff article is a must-read and a serious cautionary tale.

    • 48 Jessica
      March 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

      And she’s an attorney. Whoa. She graduated from someone’s law school and passed her bar exam. Heavy sigh.

      There’s nothing wrong with wanting your child to have a faith-based education but jeez what are you so scared of. She might be exposed to a different thought process.

      • March 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

        I have no problem with the faith based education either. My son teaches at one of the best Catholic college prep high schools in Chicago, and although they have a strong Jesuit background, the education is first calss. In fact, that is probably because of the Jesuit background.
        But I always wonder about people who are afraid to have their children exposed to other ideas because it might threaten the “faith” they have been trying to inclcate in the children. There is an old saying that a faith unchallenged is not a real faith.

        In effect, parents who are concerned about having their children exposed are saying that they are not confident enough in their own teaching of their children that it can withstand other belief systems, which tells me that their faith itself is weak.

        • 50 Jessica
          March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

          “There is an old saying that a faith unchallenged is not a real faith.”

          This makes perfect sense. I don’t have strong faith, I wish I did sometimes because it really can be uplifting.

        • 51 Obama Grandmama
          March 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

          I retired from many years of teaching public elementary school. I had four children attending public schools. My late husband and I tried to seek out school districts of diversity for our children. Our thinking was our children need to be able to fit into the real world and learn about people of all kinds and the best way to understand is to be exposed to it. We also felt it was important as parents to be involved in their schooling and activities as well as church functions so we could help steer them. We set up an expectation of getting degrees past high school by having them safe half of whatever they earned with their various jobs for college. They all graduated college and most got advanced degrees or law degrees. It turned out to be a decision we were happy about and we feel they were enriched and became empathetic. It promoted their desires to travel to learn as well.

          My brother and his wife on the otherhand looked at public school as a scary environment where things were taught they didn’t believe in and drugs were prevalent. They wanted to protect their kids from anything that might not be what they wanted for their children. I understood what they wanted for their girls but sometimes think you can be too careful and too protective. The fear went from public school to criticism of private schools and then home school became their option. When the girls became college age they both were only given the option of religious college. One became pregnant her first year of college and dropped out. The other didn’t go any longer than one semester before dropping out. It is not necessary for all kids to go to college but to me an advanced degree means doors will not close in their life choices.

      • 52 57andFemale
        March 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

        My problem (and my friend’s) was not with her wanting the kid to get a faith-based education. My point was the idea that the college prep she was accepted to (in Chicago) was in some way a hotbed of liberal thought, and anything liberal was ‘bad’. She wasn’t afraid of this until Santorum opened his mouth.

        My point is that these whackos have an effect on public discourse and what Americans believe. And we have to fight THAT and not just fight to get PBO reelected. The damage has been steady and constant since Reagan. We now have almost two generations of people who do not understand history as I was brought up to understand it. It’s a very dangerous situation.

  12. 54 Jessica
    March 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    No Sasha or Malia this time? I’m sure they have to be learning about the revolutionary war in school.

  13. 56 Debz
    March 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Good morning all. I just watched the video of Hillary talking about “extremists” telling women what to do. This is the Hillary I love. I don’t know if it’s appropriate for the SOS to be out on the campaign trail, but I hope we see much more of her standing up for women. No one’s voice is more important than Hillary’s when it comes to talking about women.

  14. 59 a4alice
    March 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

    WOW Chips this is fantastic!!

    Hey Everybody!

    Gotta go to a meeting

  15. 60 Jewelz
    March 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I want my skin to glow like Mrs O. Does anyone know what her beauty regimens are?

    • March 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Excellent, thank you LOL, just added it to the morning post, you’re a star ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 71 L3
      March 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

      When I heard him say that last night in his interview with Clark, it sounded like a headline aimed at middle America. Apparently, the newspaper editors thought the same. Good job PBO.

  16. 72 AJ
    March 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Can’t wait to see all the sights of tonight’s state dinner!

    • 74 donna dem 4 obama
      March 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

      He is so stupid he didn’t even notice. He has the worse campaign people evahhhh!!!

      ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  17. March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

    We are being bombarded in Illinois with Romney super-pac ads—–2 at every station break. Romney Will Get Rid of Obamacare! But whoops—–just like everything else with the Willard campaign—–he’s a bit off with that great news. Just saw a tweet that the new Pew poll shows that approvals of the ACA are now higher than disapprovals.

    • 76 Jewelz
      March 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Someone needs to remind Mittens that Illinois is Obama country.

    • March 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

      The last poll I saw, a couple days ago, only gave Romney a 4 point lead over Santorum, which surprised me. If Gingrich could be convinced to drop out and endorse Ricky, there could be a major upset.

  18. 79 itgurl_29
    March 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I bet Robney’s crying in his cheesy grits this morning since Prime Minster Cameron won’t meet with him.

  19. 82 Canuck Joyce
    March 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Bonjour Chips and TODviile,
    Enjoy another beautiful day in Obamaland!
    Keeping HZ in my prayers and sending desertflower and hubby positive thoughts.
    Much love to you all!

  20. 83 LDS
    March 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

    “being married to the President.” LOL, your name fits you very well. That truly made my day. As I posted last night, or to sum it up, IT TAKES TWO, BABY. He is glowing brightly today. I guess it’s the love.

    Good morning, Chips and everyone. What great pictures. Ms. Chips, you are too fast and furious! Thank you.

  21. March 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Just tweeted this poll to Nate Silver, Obama up by 12 over Romney in Pew Poll


  22. 86 itgurl_29
    March 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I’m sorry, but I just can’t get over that suit! From the neckline, to the detailing on the jacket, to the fit, to the color. I love it!

    • March 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Here’s a video clip itgurl_29 – you need to get that suit, soon!!

      • 88 donna dem 4 obama
        March 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

        She is simply gorgeous and he’s not bad on the eyes either ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 90 utaustinliberal
        March 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

        Thanks Chips. I’m with ITGurl. I can’t get over the suit too! The detailing on the jacket is insane. The more one studies it, the more one appreciates the wonderful craftsmanship that went into it. The fit of the dress beneath the jacket is wonderful. The cut of the dress is so flattering to her figure. The neckline and arm length allow her to move freely. The color of the suit is amazing. Zac Posen outdid himself and then FLOTUS pairing the outfit with those pop of color shoes. Wow. Just wow. wow. wow. Her fashion sense is top notch. I cannot wait to see what she pulls off for the state dinner. My countdown clock is officially set.

      • 95 itgurl_29
        March 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        Thanks! Love it!

    • 96 57andFemale
      March 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

      It may be one of the most flattering outfits she has ever worn. It accentuates her figure perfectly.

  23. 99 bjw2
    March 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    G’day TODers, OK …….after looking at FLOTUS and how fit all beautiful she looks, I think I’ll go out and walk for my 30 minutes lunch break …..and damn ou second Lady Jill is one sexy lady.

  24. 100 LDS
    March 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I have one more thing to say and then I am out of here until later.

    You know you are fine when you “stand fine”. FLOTUS is wearing the hell out of that suit! I have been told by my husband on numerous occasions, in public or at home that I have great legs, .and let me tell you when I would walk, I knew his eyes were all on me.

    It is a great feeling ladies! I cannot wait to see what dress she will rock tonight.

  25. 102 Bill
    March 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Where was Bo? I hope he did not feel left out.

  26. 103 nintendowii10
    March 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Here ya go folks:

  27. 105 Linda
    March 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

    David Axelrod Pulls Out Of Scheduled Bill Maher Appearance

    One of President Obama’s top advisers will not make a scheduled appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, reports Keach Hagey:

    David Axelrod will not be appearing as a guest on โ€œReal Time with Bill Maher,โ€ despite reports last week that he was scheduled to do the show in the next few weeks.

    โ€œHe’s not scheduled to go on at this time,โ€ said Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Obamaโ€™s reelection campaign.

    Republicans have called on Obama and his super-PAC, PrioritiesUSA, to distance themselves from Maher after Democrats called on Republicans to distance themselves from Limbaugh. Last week, PrioritiesUSA rejected the comparison between Maher and Limbaugh but distanced itself from the comedian’s language anyway. Maher has donated $1 million to PrioritiesUSA, which the New York Times reports is about half the group’s total haul last month.

    Jake Tapper reports that “Axelrod or others from the campaign might appear on the HBO show in the future.”


  28. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    March 14, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Wow! This brings back such fond memories. Last year I had the honor of being invited to the welcoming ceremony on the Southlawn for German Chancellor Merkel. The pagentry of this ceremony is phenonmenal. The TV doesn’t do it justice and we are having fantabulous weather here in DC. They couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!

    I am so looking forward to seeing our First Couple tonigh.

  29. March 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

    President Obama gives PM Cameron a one of a kind Engelbrecht grill made in Illinois:

  30. March 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Feb fund raising numbers out yet ?

  31. 110 nintendowii10
    March 14, 2012 at 11:48 am


  32. 112 Little Lulu
    March 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

    If there is any doubt for anyone that the corporate media doesn’t want Americans to see their president in action, this visit should seal that deal. No photos on any front pages of major newspapers. No photos period. I find it just shocking, even after all this time, that our major news outlets would virtually IGNORE this visit from one of our most prominent alies in the world. Just shocking.

    Thanks for posting all these great photos, Chips. Without this site, I don’t know what I’d do. I’d just assume, like the rest of the country, that my president is doing NOTHING. It’s truly infuriating. I’ll bet when he got Bin Laden and told the networks he needed air time for an important, historic announcement, they refused to cooperate until he told them what he was announcing. I will never be surprised if that turns out to be the case. How he keeps working day and night for all of us against these odds is absolutely amazing to me. That he’s wildly popular wherever he goes is even more amazing, considering how he’s kept under wraps by our press. I guess cream rises to the top no matter what!

    • 113 miss pat
      March 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Love your last sentence. Rest assured hardly anyone bother with MSM media aymore. My teevee is off now…will watch Rev. Al later.

    • 114 L3
      March 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Maybe you should wait until tomorrow to see if any pictures appear. These events are just happening today and should be in the papers tomorrow. Chips is so fast that we are able to see these pictures almost instantaneously, newspapers don’t operate that way. An on-line paper can but if you’re talking about an actual newpaper you won’t see any coverage until tomorrow.

  33. March 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm


  34. March 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    thanks so much for the video, I’d missed it live.. and I really enjoy the pomp & circumstance… ๐Ÿ™‚

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