evening all

President Obama pets Bo after returning to the White House from an event at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., March 15 (Photo by Pete Souza)



10:30: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

12:40: Arrives Chicago

1:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

2:35: Attends a campaign event

4:00: Departs Chicago en route Atlanta, Georgia

5:30: Arrives Atlanta

6:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

8:25: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

9:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

10:55: Departs Atlanta, Ga., en route Joint Base Andrews


Because you can never see it enough:


….. greeting Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry

Official White House photos


256 Responses to “evening all”

  1. 14 Dudette
    March 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    First? You have gotta be kidding me! 🙂

  2. 34 hopefruit2
    March 15, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I’m re-posting up Andy67’s comment from last thread.

    // Hello TOD WOW! WOW! WOW!
    Canadian here…thanks for the link Chipsticks, watched it live.
    WOW, I cried during the video (Health Care, when referencing his mother). What a Brilliant & Great
    Leader America has in President Obama. America you did something right when you elected this
    amazing leader *sigh*. //

  3. 41 isonprize
    March 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I am not really a dog person and that is the CUTEST DOG EVER!!! Just so well mannered, so cool, so calm.

    BO hanging out with PBO. How cool is that?

  4. March 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Behind the Scenes: Preparing The United Kingdom State Dinner

    (the president likes salted caramel)

  5. March 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  6. 51 isonprize
    March 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Pretty foot, pretty foot, Did I meet you tonight, and not even know it?

    Ya’ll, my TOD Fam! The opening of the Germantown, PA (Germantown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia that, way back in the day, was home to the first anti-slavery protest in these United States) Obama Campaign office was STANDING ROOM ONLY. Folks were hangin’ out of the doors. We showed the 15 video. It got a rousing response!

    WOOOO HOOOOOOTT We are fired up and ready to go!!!

    • March 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Oh that’s really great to hear.

    • 53 prettyfoot58
      March 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm



      • 54 isonprize
        March 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        Prettyfoot. there you are! The folks were hanging out the door! It was great! DA Seth Williams, State Rep, Rosita Youngblood, City Council Cindy Bass all spoke.

        And, check this out, I was asked to speak as a campaign volunteer!! How cool is that???

  7. 56 carolyn
    March 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for another Bo picture!!! Also, I’ll be watching the video again and again…..How can anyone NOT want to vote for this man!!! We are so fortunate to have him…..I remember hearing that the worst financial info was not made known until AFTER the election. What a mess GWB left!!! BUT…..this man and his team rescued us. People NEED to know…..so glad this video emphasizes that and makes it clear!

  8. 57 prettyfoot58
    March 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm




  9. 61 Dudette
    March 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Rachel is reporting recall date for Wisconsin set for May 8th (unless there are Democratic primaries, then June 5ht)

  10. March 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I loved the movie, so perfect in reminding us all what he faced and how much has been accomplished, its amazing they were able to put so much into 17 minutes.

  11. 63 pinkbunny92
    March 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Good evening all!! Just want to send everyone a big hug!! After watching the Road We’ve Traveled, I’m feeling a little misty 🙂

  12. March 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    The first decision, where to begin?

    {i love how rahm says this} Which is one, which is two, which is three, which is four, which is five? Where do you start?

    We’re going to do them all.

    – – –
    ok, i have to go eat a burger. thanks Chips!

  13. March 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    What a lovely video. My hearts afire. Kudos to the producer. Trying not to cry.

  14. March 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Chips, thanks so much for posting the video. I just watched it and OMG. There was a lot I’d missed with the buffering issues. The very end when they show him walking along the WH colonnade all alone, the narration is especially compelling with the summary of all the change we’ve experienced. Astonishing piece of work. WOW. WOW. WOW.

    • 68 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      I will be watching this movie AGAIN and AGAIN. And hopefully, another documentary like this one will be produced later down closer to the election. Even if they hadn’t planned on it – they will be forced to by popular demand!!!

  15. March 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    OFA is organizing a Nurses for Obama movement across the country in time for a build-up to the Supreme Court case to review our health care legislation on March 26th.

    If you know a nurse who would like to help, please send them here:


    Thank you!!

  16. March 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you Chips, for the YouTube link. I was delayed getting home and I’m sitting down to watch now. Tom Hanks’ voice is giving me life.

    I am determined to mark every day of this presidency. Here we go…

  17. 72 Sharon
    March 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Picture with Bo makes me think of the old adage: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Looks like our president has made a real connection.

  18. March 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    testing – I’ve been trying to post all day. Success?

  19. 75 hopefruit2
    March 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I’m glad this documentary was done so that the media couldn’t interfere with their endless and useless pundiotry, biased reporting and garbage “analysis” that usually accompanies PBO’s speeches/interviews, etc. I’m very thankful for that.

    • 76 prettyfoot58
      March 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm



    • 77 nathkatun7
      March 16, 2012 at 2:56 am

      I agree with you 100%! This documentary needs to be shared widely to bypass the so called mainstream media. This is the only way to communicate with the people without the media filters.

  20. 78 Sharon
    March 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    C-Span has announced that they will be covering one of President Obama’s Chicago events tomorrow.

  21. 79 LDS
    March 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Good evening, ALL! I have one word that after viewing the movie that describes our President throughout these four years that seems like they just whisked by us. And that is HUMILITY. The previous eight were so painful that we were ushered by a mighty hand along with this gentleman to bring us to a place of pure joy, bliss and peace.

    Yes, I am weeping all over the place and it is because I feel grateful for all the hell he has gone and still will go through, he is standing tall.
    What really was so hard to watch was knowing what his mother went through while dying of cancer and First Lady Michelle adding he did not want anyone else to go through that burden just made my heart overflow with love.

    And believe it it or not when he implied he coud not feel anything after the raid to take out OBL until he made sure everyone was out……including the dog! The dawg, y’all! The dawg……I am done for tonight.

    I am sorry a lot of my TOD family had trouble viewin, ‘ but Ms. Chips always comes through for us. I had a good viewing and then I watched it again. I wished it was longer but on second thoughts I would probably be in the emergency room tonight.
    The question section started the tears flowi g again when David Axelrod shared his reaction after the passing of the ACA.
    The road we have traveled despite its ups and downs has been worth it. I am anxious to see and be apart of the next four years to do and donate whatever I can to help this President finish what WE have started.

    Good night. Thank you, Chips. Sweet sleep everyone.

    • 80 nathkatun7
      March 16, 2012 at 3:09 am

      LDS, Thanks for expressing so well everything I felt after watching this short documentary. Kudos also to Bill Clinton for his passionate commentaries in the movie. Bravo to the team that put this brief documentary together!

  22. 81 itgurl_29
    March 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Notice the hickies on POTUS’s neck @1:10 in the West Wing Week video. Naughty, naughty First Couple!

  23. 86 JD
    March 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Two things that struck me about the video: a lot of emphasis on health care and very wholehearted praise from President Clinton. Both were good to see. It’s nice to think that the two presidents get along a lot better than they did four years ago. I would imagine that Clinton respects PBO a lot more now that he has gone through the crucible of the presidency.

    • 87 Mel
      March 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      I am pretty sure President Clinto will campaing for PBO, Clinton will be a big help for PBO
      re-election. It,s a great vidio we love it, we had 12 of our neighbors over and everybody just
      love it and now we are having some fine wine and sushis.

      • 88 nathkatun7
        March 16, 2012 at 3:17 am

        Mel, I wish I had been your neighbor! I love wine and sushi! I watched this alone with no wine. But this a documentary that should be watched with friends who can share their appreciation of this good man we elected President.

  24. March 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve just watched The Road We’ve Traveled” a second time… and frankly imo, President Barack Obama has literally saved our country- not a doubt in my mind.. the next 5 years are all about growing and perfecting America.

  25. March 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Pinkbunny above says she (he?) who is to judge, no, who cares? feeling a little misty after watching the film, me, I am bawling, I am so in tears.
    I was not even planning to watch it; am so glad I did. Thanks so much for posting it. I could not believe it .. the role Bill Clinton played in this vignette? I am amazed, grateful, and just wowed. Thank you President Clinton for your support! I love what is trying to happen in the US.

    • 91 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Everyone featured in the movie played an excellent role – and most importantly they were HONEST about what they were saying! That’s what I love about this movie.

    • 92 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      And just to add – President Obama was implicitly the STAR of the documentary. People who think it was about Bill Clinton obviously don’t get nuance.

      • 93 EDP4BHO
        March 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        LOL….Hopefruit, I have to hand it to you. You will let nothing and no one come close to casting PBO in any bad light. I think of you as the sentry of this White House, administration, and especially of President Obama. I salute you. 😀

        • March 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm

          +1. Hopefruit put the V in vigilant! She reminds me of the Living Color character: “Nobody betta not say nothin’ bad about Miss Jenkins!” I love it, and I am not mad at you, Hopefruit!!! 😆

        • 95 hopefruit2
          March 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

          LOL! EDP4BHO and PJ you both make me laugh! 🙂 There are just certain times when my PBO-related BS antennae go off when I’m least expecting or wanting them to!

    • 96 miss pat
      March 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      I will never trust Clinton..never ever.. I have my one good eye on him. He likes the limelight and will soon step forward and claim his so called spot.

      • 97 L3
        March 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        I’m with you Miss Pat. I loved the video; but, if I had one complaint it would be Bill’s appearance in it.

      • 98 hopefruit2
        March 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

        I don’t have a problem with Bill in the movie. He did an excellent job in his role as a commentator and as a past Democratic President. But he was clearly not the star of the movie.

      • 99 nathkatun7
        March 16, 2012 at 3:32 am

        Miss Pat, sometimes I think it’s o.k. to give credit where credit is due. Bill Clinton in this documentary did a wonderful job of giving credit to, and showing support and praise for, President Obama. For that, I am thankful. This is no time for us to be divided when our goal is to re-elect President Obama. In my humble opinion, President Clinton showed class in this movie. What he said will have a profound impact on his supporters who make up sizable part of the Democratic party.

        • 100 miss pat
          March 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

          I appreciate all he said in the video. Very grateful for that but but but I still have my one good eye on him.

  26. 101 hopefruit2
    March 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  27. 102 japa21
    March 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Well, I finally got a chance to watch it. I have to admit, I got a little choked up by th end of it. Yes it was manipulative, but in a way you don’t even recognize until it is over, by which time you don’t care.

    It was interesting how it brought up the hyserical opposition to ACA without demonizing the opposition, just making them look a little out of it when they then went on to talk about what was really acoomplished. Then he really zinged Romney on th auto industry and the Republicans totally on hi recess appoinment of Corday.

    I am still debating the sound track. In the shorter releases it was more dynamic. In this one it was a little more subdued. Haven’t decided which I prefer.

    • 103 isonprize
      March 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Japa. I think the soundtrack was ‘just right” I know what you mean about it being subdued, but I think the way they did it really made you pay attention. And they know, that in this 2012 world, folks watch videos over and over again. This will be one of those videos. Since I’ve already watched it 3 times, I figure on the 10th time, the sound track won’t be ‘annoying’ or overpowering. I’ll still pay attention to what is being said. My $.02

      • 104 japa21
        March 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        Not critical of it. And it isn’t distracting, which actually is better

        • 105 isonprize
          March 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm

          Japa, I think we’re saying the same thing. I like that the soundtrack was kinda ‘understated’ Not brassy, or scary or sinister, or, to the contrary all happy and lollipops, either. That’s why I said it was ‘just right’ Just like PBO, not too high, not too low.

  28. March 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Just finished watching….I am completely blown away. I knew all this stuff, I’ve seen most of the photos, I’ve read about most of these issues….and yet, seeing it all together, produced, edited, narrated so beautifully…..it’s so powerful. It’s beautiful in its simplicity and brevity. I am glad that the story of the opposition was included, too, for all posterity.

    America, with all its warts, is still glorious, and it’s still a most wonderful fact that we elected this man President. We just need to keep pressing on and moving forward. There are even better days ahead!

  29. 108 vitaminlover
    March 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    He is our man for such times as these. That’s MY President!!!!

  30. March 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Looks like Politico has found a memo on Steve Schmidt-



  31. 112 lovingandlaughing
    March 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Well, I returned home a few minutes go and I am so excited to watch the movie. I feel like I have something delicious that I will savor ever second of. It sounds like from what others have posted I’d better break out the kleenix too.

  32. 113 Pamela
    March 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you, Chipsticks, hey everyone!

  33. 114 Dakota
    March 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Dear TOD Family,
    I am very happy to be employed…I really am…but I’m so busy, I can’t keep up with y’all!!! I’ve been blown away by the Prime Minister’s visit and have loved the pictures of the state dinner. Such luscious manhood on display (Idris, George and of course our POTUS), beautiful couples, Mr. & Mrs. VP Biden, Gwen Ifill and Wendell Pierce, Mr. & Mrs Eric Holder and of course President and Mrs. Obama and everyone who was present and having a great time.
    Basketball games, great speeches (and toasts) and last but not least “The Road We Traveled.” It’s a great day to be an Obamabot!!!

    Love you all!!!

    Hey Yard…your viagra jokes…very funny. Hubby got a good laugh at them too!

  34. March 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Heads up: the director of the documentary will be on Lawrence tonight! (I saw you in the video, LOD 😉 )

    • 116 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks PJ. I hope Lawrence doesn’t ask any stupid questions. Jonathan Alter was already on Twitter making some snide remark about the movie. He got his arse blasted by a few of us including me who told him point blank that we were sick and tired of the media and their garbage analysis on PBO.

  35. 117 hopefruit2
    March 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I’m bringing yet another comment on the documentary from previous thread – this time from PrayerWarriorForObama. Our President clearly has lots of support from abroad.

    // Dear America,

    How awesome and revealing is this documentary! I cannot vote in your election come November 06, 2012, but I can, I have been and I will continue to pray every day to Almighty God that you re-elect President Obama and that you do it in a landslide victory to show your appreciation for what he has accomplished in his first term in office. May God grant you the wisdom and courage to make the right decision – four more years for Obama & Biden. //

    • 118 anniebella
      March 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      hopefruit2, we have to fight these radical Republicans everyway we can. They are doing all they can to steal this election. They know that if the blacks, latinos, young folks turn out like they did in 2008, they have no change. That is why they are trying to suppress our votes. If people turn out like they did in 2008 for Obama it will be a landslide. So thanks to the person who said they would pray for our President to win re-election.

  36. 119 utaustinliberal
    March 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Tom Hanks sure can give Morgan Freeman a run for his money as a narrator. No matter how closely we follow President Barack Obama’s historic accomplishments sometimes we forget just how life changing they are. The Road We’ve Traveled was breathtaking for the largesse of his accomplishments and for the humble manner in which they were presented. I so appreciate that they focused a lot of airtime on ACA because it stands on the same plane as Medicare and Social Security. Once again we were reminded that the decision to stay focused on healthcare reform – despite the bleeding political capital – was not for politics but to make sure that no one, no human being ever had to suffer the intense agony of watching a loved one die while one sat by helplessly. I’m also glad they focused on the huge risk that came with saving the auto industry and showed once again that there were no private equity firms willing to bail GM. I also applaud them for showing the spine of steel wired into this President in not only focusing on OBL but making sure he was brought to justice. The whole movie was awe inspiring.

    When Tom Hanks talked about healthcare with the accompanying footage, I just broke down because it really hit me how many millions of people have benefited from one man staying focused despite the racial slurs, the insults, and the denigration. Looking back at where we were and how far we have come, I am eternally grateful for a man, a President, and a leader named Barack Obama.

    • March 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Beautifully stated, UT. I wholeheartedly concur.

      • 121 Pamela
        March 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        My thoughts and feelings brought to you by utaustinliberal, who has my deepest gratitude, for I am still speechless after only two viewings.

    • March 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      I agree UT, The president has been insulted by people who are not even fit to wipe his shoes because he wanted to help working people who had no power to effect change by themselves.
      He will have his second term and we will see teabaggers melt like there is no tomorrow.

    • 123 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Great analysis UT. Glad you were able to watch the movie 🙂

    • 124 kasai
      March 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      I cried like a kid….and now reading UTA perfect summation……. crying all over again.
      I share your sentiment…thank you

    • 125 nathkatun7
      March 16, 2012 at 4:01 am

      Excellent comment, UT! This was a well done brief documentary. I loved Tom Hanks narration. He was spot on in articulating President Obama’s vision, passion, and determination to serve this country. I think all the people highlighted in the movie did a remarkable job.

    • 126 Obama Grandmama
      March 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      To me it was in the same sense of the halftime Clint Eastwood car advertisement. It emotionally connected with the audience and showed us how our President steered our Country in the right direction inspite of enormous obstacles. I loved it. Guess by not watching till this morning I avoided the problems viewing a lot of you encountered.

  37. March 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I love how they just threw that little snippet of George Clooney in the West Wing Week – as a prize for us ladies! Very nice of them. 🙂

  38. March 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Trying to get comment access once again.

  39. 130 Squarepeg
    March 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Did I miss the viewing party for the movie?

  40. 131 amk for obama
    March 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm


    how many millions of people have benefited from one man staying focused despite the racial slurs, the insults, and the denigration.

  41. 133 lisalovesobama
    March 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    You said it all. Thank you.

  42. 134 lisalovesobama
    March 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Davis G. On Lawry now?

    • 135 COS
      March 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Lawry was great tonight. I especially liked the 1st segment of the show where they showed clips of VP Biden and PBO from today. They seemed positively giddy to see VP Biden and PBO in campaign mode. 🙂

  43. 136 lisalovesobama
    March 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Where is everybody? Chips? Watchya up to? What all trouble you getting up to?

    • 137 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      They’re busy watching the video for the 5th or 6th time. Or taking a short nap so that they can get up and watch the movie. That’s probably what they’re doing.

  44. 139 aquagranny911
    March 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    OK you all may or may not get some lol or maybe just get pissed off about this but…..

    My Hubby got an ad in the mail today from:

    Pos-T-Vac medical:

    “The #1 worldwide provider of vacuum therapy systems, the most effective ED treatment routinely covered by Medicare and most insurance.”

    Here is a testimonial from some old dude:

    “After having no success with oral medications, I tried Erec-Tech which worked instantly. I had no out of pocket expense.”

    “Erection on Demand 98% effective”

    This is being marketed to old dudes like my Hubby. Sorry, we both ROTFLOL about this one but it pissed us off that this could be covered by insurance while BC is being challenged & women are being maligned as sluts.

    Just wanted to share this here.

    • 140 lisalovesobama
      March 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      OMG!! That’s fricking hilarious!

    • 141 57andfemale
      March 16, 2012 at 4:59 am

      My husband had an elevated psa test and was referred to a urologist. He was about 70 at the time. The doctor dealt with this issue and started to write a viagra prescription. My husband said, “no thanks.” “You sure? You sure?” The office was a parade of men getting assembly line viagra prescriptions. Why aren’t we insulting men the way Republicans are insulting women?

  45. 142 lisalovesobama
    March 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Joe surely is the star today! Lawry was giggling and blushing like a school girl on her first date in his opening segment tonight. Now Ed is featuring Joe like nobody’s business.

    • 143 anniebella
      March 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      I loved it when VP Biden said that not even Bain Capitol was lending money to help the auto industry.

  46. 144 a4alice
    March 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Hey guys had a great screening party – my cat made the twitterverse! w00t!

    • 145 Pamela
      March 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      I love your kitty, a4alice! Beautiful!

    • 146 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      WOW alice, I would love to take that kitty home!

    • March 16, 2012 at 12:04 am

      I’m terrified of cats – if I met your cat on the street, that’d be the end of me! She’s a big one! 8o

    • 148 aquagranny911
      March 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Kitty pics make me just a bit weepy. I had to give up my four cats last year & all my rescue work because my allergies just got too bad. It’s been real hard for me not to have even one fur child in my house. All, my life there has always been cats & dogs around me. I do still have fish, a turtle, and some chickens who live outside but that’s not the same as having a fur baby snuggle up with you.

      OH, Granny stop feeling sorry for your self & go to bed!!!

      • March 16, 2012 at 12:23 am

        Losing a pet is really hard. I lost my dog in 1993, and I still feel about him the same as if he was cuddling up just yesterday. It’s not easy.

  47. 150 makesense4tulips
    March 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm
  48. March 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    John McCain on MTP for his 400th x since his failing Campaign…

  49. 154 bjw2
    March 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    TODers and especailly ladies, I will say goodnight with this beautiful video Lawrence aired on his show tonight.

    “A Women’s Voice”

  50. 157 carolyn
    March 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hilarious, yes, but totally unfair! These old geezers don’t need this Erec-Tech in any way comparable to young women who need the benefit of the BC pill! Men have been writing insurance policies and laws…..everything to benefit them. My son, bless him, has said that if abortion was a male problem, the clinics would be like Super Bowl Parties with beer, refreshments and high fives all around after the procedure. I love my son!

    • 158 Pamela
      March 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Your son is one smart young man!

    • 159 aquagranny911
      March 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      That was exactly my Hubby’s response, too. After we laughed we both got mad that caca like this could be paid for by insurance & our own daughters and all women could be denied the real health care they need.

      This is crude but Hubby said:

      “I already got more bang for my buck than I ever deserved when I married you. I think I will just coast from now on.”

      What can I say!?! I love that man of mine!

  51. March 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    2 years after the HC law was passed, CBO now estimates that 20 million people could lose coverage…

    Does this sound fishy?

    • 163 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 11:34 pm


    • 165 proudmemberofglobalzero
      March 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      i think you go to OFA get Freedoms posts and bring them here.

      Peace out all….Chips,, thanks for the video…off to watch it now.

    • 167 hopefruit2
      March 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Jovie, I strongly urge you to consider the source and the context of the reporting when bringing in reports from the wider media. There are many flawed reports out there from GOPOLITICO and other MSM. But here is the truth.

      HEADLINE: CBO: Big Drop in Health Coverage Unlikely
      By MERRILL GOOZNER, Posted: March 15, 2012

      // It’s an age old complaint. P.R. battle-hardened public officials and celebrities usually roll with the punches when their comments are yanked out of context. You’d think the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, whose reports get waived around by partisans of every political stripe, would do the same. Someone misquoted a CBO report? Par for the course.

      But the latest blasts from Republican officials and some press accounts lambasting “Obamacare,” a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act or health care reform, which used the CBO’s latest update on its projections for the law’s costs and effects, provoked an unusual response from the agency.

      The anti-reformers say the CBO’s latest projections show a massive increase in the number of people whose employers will drop coverage due to the law. One report highlighted a “worst case scenario” to claim up to 20 million people could lose coverage.

      Not so, says the agency. “CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) continue to expect the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—the health care legislation enacted in March 2010—will lead to a small reduction in the number of people receiving employment-based health insurance,” Director Doug Elmendorf wrote on his blog. “Some observers have expressed surprise that CBO and JCT have not expected a much larger reduction given the expanded eligibility for Medicaid and the subsidies for insurance coverage purchased through health insurance ‘exchanges’ that will result from the ACA.” //


      • March 16, 2012 at 12:28 am

        That is why I asked the question, to see if you could help me out with this information.
        Anything wrong with that?

      • 169 57andfemale
        March 16, 2012 at 5:17 am

        As usual, they lie. I thought repubs liked giving people choices. No one ‘loses’ coverage. What you get is a marketplace to choose affordable insurance that isn’t decided on by your employer. Coverage you can afford and take with you regardless of the whim of your employer.

        My best friend is an hr manager for an American manufacturing company and she says the best thing will be if many employers get out of the business of providing health insurance. Because of her position, she has studied this law and the more she learns about it, the better it looks.

        Since Romney is making its repeal a cornerstone of his campaign, I’m glad to see the administration starting to sell it better. This will always be a head scratcher to me that we’ve allowed the awful republic memes take over this issue. HINT to the administration: it’s a job creator!

    • 171 amk for obama
      March 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

      joivie, you should post the source before we decide it”s fishy or not.

  52. March 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    The Obama administration has shifted its legal arguments as it prepares to defend the president’s healthcare law before the Supreme Court.

    Written briefs in the landmark case increasingly have focused on a part of the Constitution that didn’t get much attention in lower courts.


  53. March 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    By Josiah Ryan – 03/15/12 02:54 PM ET
    The Senate confirmed the first two of President Obama’s judicial nominees on Thursday afternoon that will see votes in the Senate in the coming month as the result of deal forged between Senate leaders on Wednesday. 

    Both nominees cleared easily. Gina Groh was confirmed to be a district judge for the Northern District of West Virginia by a vote of 95-2, and Michael Fitzgerald was confirmed to be a district judge for the Central District of California 91-6.

  54. 178 COS
    March 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I just watched the first minute of Keith O. and he said that PBO’s reference to the telephone and Rutherford B. Hayes in his speech today was wrong. Said that it never happened. I did not stick around to see what he was going to say. I turned right away.

    • 179 lisalovesobama
      March 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      First, out of everything that happened today, that’s what he chose to focus on? Second, people actually watch that chubby old frog? 🙄 I think I’ll trust PBO’s version of history more than that azzhat’s.

      • 180 COS
        March 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

        You always make me laugh Lisaloves. 🙂 I just happened to turn over there today for a hot minute. I am happy that people pushed back.

    • March 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      There was a bunch of blowback on twitter as well, with pundits pontificating about history and splitting hairs. You know what I think? In the scheme of things, BFD.

    • 182 Cha
      March 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      There was something on TPM today about that by Benji Sarlin that said “President Obama mangles energy speech” and you should have seen the pushback by the comment section. Some were accusing TPM of being huffington post. Anyway, most of the comments I read were totally sticking up for PObama..

      It figures that KO would latch on to something so insignificant about PBOI.

      • March 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

        I think KO is happier when he’s got a Republican President to criticize – same with Michael Moore. Given that KO never votes, he’s irrelevant.

        • 184 Cha
          March 16, 2012 at 12:39 am

          Too bad for them they’re going to be so sad at the end of this year when 44 gets FOUR MORE!

          • 185 Cha
            March 16, 2012 at 12:44 am

            Hi, Chips..WordPress just got me! There’s a red notice that my comment is awaiting moderation and I got signed out somehow and it’s not letting me sign back in. It has a different color avatar assigned to me. Hopefully, we’ll get straightened out soon. But, Mercury is Retrograde, afterall!

    • 186 Cha
      March 16, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Here’s a link to kos I found on the “mangles” TPM post that says.. “TPM Mangles Journalism in Nitpicking Attack on President Obama”


      “Minor problem with Sarlin’s interesting attack on Obama? The word “reportedly” never appears in it. You have to go to the commentators, who are taking him to task, to find out that Sarlin chose to leave out a highly relevant part of the President’s commentary.

      That TPM didn’t include the “reportedly” is skewed journalism. Sarlin could have attacked it as a sign that the President’s team knew that they were on shaky ground, for example, but to not include the word is a direct indication of a decision to report only a partial truth.

      Here are the President’s comments that just proceeded the Hayes’ quip”


      TPM article.. http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/obama-mangles-us-world-history-in-energy-speech.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

      Oh, and I don’t know where that “I” came from after PBO in my above post.. 😳

    • 188 anniebella
      March 16, 2012 at 3:55 am

      Are you talking about Keith Olbermann? Considering he doesn’t vote, why is he talking about politics, why not talk about sports? Or the weather. I haven’t watch Olbermann since he left MSNBC.

  55. 189 Pamela
    March 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Was just looking back a few threads, watched the YouTube of the lunch stop for BBQ ribs in Clinton, MD. I graduated from high school in Clinton, MD! So that was a treat to see PBO there with all the SS guys and The Beast! HaHa!

  56. 190 Squarepeg
    March 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    The most moving part of the documentary for me was the OBL part – when you saw the pic of him standing in front of the 9-11 memorial. I seriously choked up at that. :-/ Because he finally brought justice to all those thousands of families who lost loved ones on sept 11 2011. He didn’t play politics and bullshit with that like the GOP did and continues to do. He just got it done. He will definitely be getting my vote again in November 2012.

    • 191 Diane
      March 16, 2012 at 5:33 am

      Squarepeg, I think that is one of PBO’s strong suits. My brother is a Viet Nam vet and did not vote for Obama in 08 because he was concerned that he didn’t have the defense chops. After watching this President in action for 3 years now–He is voting dem for the first time! His CiC toughness and wisdom has won him over! He would definitely agree with you!

  57. March 16, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I thought it was very powerful that he was standing at that reflecting pool alone. FLOTUS, W and Pickles were standing back.

  58. March 16, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I saw rachels interview with james inhoffe, and he only mentions empirical data that favors no climate change.
    Their are tons of data that does support climate change, which he dismisses and purposely ignores!

    • 195 amk for obama
      March 16, 2012 at 12:48 am

      And maddow didn’t push back ?

      • March 16, 2012 at 2:19 am

        You can’t push back against crazy. It’s one thing to talk to people who disagree with you, but who can actually debate an issue. But, it’s a whole other thing to talk to a brick wall; to someone who has no capacity to think more broadly than their narrow interests. This Inhofe is unhinged. And it serves no-one to give him airtime – in my opinion.

  59. 198 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Chips, thanks a lot for promptly loading the video of the Road we Have Travlelled.

    After watching it multiple times and rewinding some parts multiple times, I can only promise that I will watch it again, and again, and again,….. until — (hey, number of times watched by me is a state secret).


    very, very proud President Obama Supporter!!!!

  60. 199 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 16, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Stunning …


    • 200 Joy
      March 16, 2012 at 3:14 am

      Just absolutely awesome! May we borrow him in Canada for just a little while? Of course after 2016. But seriously, this man is winning not just his own people’s hearts in the U.S. , he is winning the hearts of people around the world. He is going down as the best President of the United States I have no doubt. Way to go U.S.A, with this man you won’t have to put a canadian flag on your backpack anymore. You won’t have to be ashamed to be an American. From a Canadian, I’m so proud of you all 🙂

  61. 201 purpleshoesla
    March 16, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Hi TOD peeps! A very brief report about the OFA LA open house tonite cuz my feet hurt after standing so long! 🙂 I got to the location at about 10 mins to 6 tonite (dang LA traffic); line of people down Venice Boulevard waiting to get in. It took me another 15 mins to find parking, but since I got there, there was no way I was going to turn back at that point. Line of folks was still down Venice Bl past the OFA LA office when I got to the end of it. Everyone in the line, fired up and ready to go, like right NOW and understood Repugs are going to do everything and anything to try and steal the election. I did actually finally get into the OFA LA office, where they said that they think they had about 800 people roll through. Didn’t stay too long because I had to meet some folks for dinner at 7:30 but wow, folks are ready to get to work on re-electing our illustrious Prez! Let’s get it done! 🙂

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:16 am

      Thanks for the report – I knew I wouldn’t make it all the way into LA for the event, so I just watched the video from home. Great to hear that they had such an excellent turnout. Definitely encouraging.

  62. 203 Therese F.
    March 16, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Today was the grand opening in Los Angeles of the California headquarters for Obama for America. The lines snaked around the block and the wait was long to get in (almost two hours for me!) but it was so worth it to reconnect with other volunteers from the 2008 campaign and the 2010 mid-terms. The Road We’ve Traveled was continuously screened in a couple of rooms; after the screening we were given a tour of the offices.

    But as the film ended, there was silence and tears in the room. I think it hit home for many of us: the unbelievable pressures this President was under when he came into office, and how with grace, integrity, persistence and leadership we had only read about in history books, he brought this country back from the brink of collapse. Surely the ideal that we, and the rest of world, held in our minds of America would have been shattered had this President not saved it. Tears of gratitude at first then tears of anger at the ad hominem, vicious attacks he and the First Lady have endured. But we said we’d follow their lead, keeping focused on the work ahead and staying rooted in our creed, “Yes, We Can!”

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:52 am

      PurpleshoeLA and Therese F., thanks so much for this report. I was looking for someone to give us a report who might have attended. Want to, but because of personal medical reasons , could not. However, this is very encouraging news to hear.

      Please past this news on tomorrow as well. I am sure others will have reports tomorrow as well. I am so grateful to you both for taking the time to go to this wonderful event. We are going to stick together and make this happen for POB on Nov. 6, 2012.

      I am looking forward to getting well and to be able to continue to help make it happen. Again,((((((( Hugs to both of you for this report)))))HZ

    • 205 0388jojothecat
      March 16, 2012 at 3:59 am

      Hi Therese F. – the people in my group cheered and clapped, they were very fired up!

      • 206 Therese F.
        March 16, 2012 at 5:32 am

        Awesome! Once we started touring the digs we were in fired-up campaign mode, too! The place was definitely buzzing. I met two women while waiting in line and after the movie we said we’d meet each other there at least once a week after work to volunteer. Sooo great to make new friends. See, Pres O brings people together:-)

  63. 207 Joy
    March 16, 2012 at 3:35 am

    From all of these pictures and all of the events and speech’s he has to deal with daily, I wonder if he ever tells Souza, “ok! I’ve had enough of your camera, it’s time to just go away from me, let me have my f’n space” I know he would never say it, but I bet he is thinking it. Because he is human.

  64. 208 0388jojothecat
    March 16, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Good Night my TOD peeps. I am sorry that I did not get to meet up with the CA TOD Delegation tonight at the OFA Office grand opening on the Los Angeles, CA Westside. When I got there about 5:00PM the line to get in was almost one block long. I was wearing my green carnation but I did not see anyone else. Many people left because they were only letting about 20 people in at a time to see the movie. It was about 7:00 PM by the time my section got in to view the movie. I met some very enthusiastic people in line who stayed and the movie did not disappoint. They had sign up sheets for volunteer for every area in SoCal and good stuff to buy. Anyway, I am sleepy and tomorrow is still a work day. Sorry I missed you GGail, Betsy and others.

    See you tomorrow!

  65. 209 anniebella
    March 16, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I am up here looking at the 17 minute video release yesterday by the President campaign and all I can say is it’s POWERFUL. Just think that this President had to bring this country back from the edge of the cliff, and he did it without any help from the Republicans, who wanted to see him fail.

    • 210 anniebella
      March 16, 2012 at 4:42 am

      I want people to remember that the Republicans made a decision to fight against this President from day one, instead of joining him and fighting to get this county back on the right track. These Republicans put party before country. We shall never forget what Sen. McConnell said, his main goal was to make this President a one term President . His main goal wasn’t to put Americans back to work, or get this economy stronger. And with a record number of filibuster by the Senate Republicans, they set out to keep McConnell goal. To sabotage this economy. But despite them, this President showed leadership, he did what he had to do to get this country heading in the right direction. We are no way there,too many people are still hurting, need work, but where would we be without this President. May the good Lord bless him and his family, keep them safe, sounded, and surrounded with love. Lead, guide, give him wisdom, strength as he continue to be our President. Hopefully for four more years. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  66. March 16, 2012 at 5:48 am

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is poised to cooperate with the United States on a release of strategic oil stocks that is expected within months, two British sources said, in a bid to prevent fuel prices choking economic growth in a U.S. election year.

    A formal request from the United States to the UK to join forces in a release of oil from government-controlled reserves is expected “shortly” following a meeting on Wednesday in Washington between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, who discussed the issue, one source said.

    Britain would respond positively, the two sources said, and Cameron said a release was worth considering.

    “We didn’t make any decision, this has to be discussed broadly. We’ve got to look at this issue carefully, it’s something worth looking at. Short-term should we look at reserves? Yes, we should,” Cameron said during a meeting with students in New York.


    For the summer months. This is wise! And Saudi Arabia is already upping oil supply.

  67. March 16, 2012 at 6:23 am

    So, Paul Ryan also put out a trailer last night, this time on the debt and trying to scare people…
    Are you fricking kidding me? And no mention of the Presidents video, only Ryans.
    So, this video by Ryan circumvented The 17 minute Presidents video in the news.
    The GOP messaging is scary! All the RNC does every morning is send emails to all news, and they go with it.

    • 213 anniebella
      March 16, 2012 at 6:47 am

      Jovie are you kidding me?, I believe the media are working with the Republicans because they don’t want to see the President win by a landslide. And from what I saw on the Ed show the other night it was the Republicans and their Presidents who was responsible for most of the debt. When they are out of office they hollow about the debt, when they get back in office, it’s to hell with it. Like everything else they are a bunch of hypocrites.

    • 214 globalcitizenlinda
      March 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

      I doubt ordinary people are going to fall over themselves trying to watch a video about the debt!! the MSM outlets may promote it but people will just use their remote and look for American Idol or some other reality show – you can bet on that

      • March 16, 2012 at 6:57 am

        You got to see it! Ryan starts out in the Hallway of the Rayburn building saying, I was their when the market crashed in 08, and some patriotic music in the back.

  68. March 16, 2012 at 6:31 am

    President Barack Obama’s campaign rolled out a $345,000 film production for supporters as the president pivots more directly toward his 2012 re-election bid.
    The campaign pulled in Hollywood support to provide Oscar- caliber talent for the 17-minute film, with direction by Davis Guggenheim and narration by Tom Hanks.
    Using interviews with former administration officials, Obama advisers and Democratic Party leaders, the film that debuted last night is a retrospective on Obama’s first three years in office that seeks to portray him as a decisive leader.
    With appearances by Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s first chief of staff, and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, about a quarter of the running time is spent on the deteriorating state of the economy at the time Obama took office.


  69. 219 Diane
    March 16, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Hi TOD friends, I just finished watching Lawrence O’Donnell’s show from last night and I highly recommend it if you have the time to watch. He started out with a discussion & clips of VP Biden’s speech yesterday. WOW! Joe kicked A$$ and NAMED NAMES! No nuances here–he went after the members of the clown car by name. I love my vice president. Every segment of the show was excellent. Chips, maybe you could link VP’s segment–He truly takes down each by name. Yesterday was the Ides of March…maybe somebody should have warned the clowns that Joe was going to hand them their walking papers.

  70. March 16, 2012 at 6:41 am

  71. March 16, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Ooops! Tavis is on MJ.


    • 230 globalcitizenlinda
      March 16, 2012 at 7:20 am

      Of course I do not speak for ALL black people but based on the feedback from our community, Tavis Smiley and Cornell West are no longer relevant spokespeople for African Americans. Most AA really detest these people’s constant hatemongering about PBO and have since tuned them out.

      • March 16, 2012 at 7:24 am

        He says the auto bailout helped wall street.

      • 235 anniebella
        March 16, 2012 at 7:29 am

        globalcitizenlinda, I give you permission to speak for me. Because Tavis and West isn’t worth sh*t to me. I used to respect Tavis. Every morning he was on Tom Joyner show I would make sure I listen to him. But now I don’t even want to see him.

        • 236 globalcitizenlinda
          March 16, 2012 at 7:51 am

          “used to respect” Yes, the past tense is very representative of how most AA people feel about these 2 people . the majority of people I know have since moved on

  72. 237 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Tavis Smiley is not to bright, is he ?

    • March 16, 2012 at 7:33 am

      He is underminig the President again. Clearly, he does not like the Republicans, either! But, he really does not like the President!

      • 239 anniebella
        March 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

        Jovie, haven’t you heard this President haven’t invited the great Tavis Smiley to the White House. How dare he? Don’t he know who Tavis is? While the other Presidents invited him. I’m leaving that piece of crap call Tavis along .

    • 242 globalcitizenlinda
      March 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Some have claimed that the a commmon feature about those AA who have public platforms and undermine PBO are typically people who used to make lots of money from the racism that has greatly stained this country

      • 243 LOL
        March 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

        I would largely agree with that statement, global. Cornell West and Tavis Smiley used to make thousands of dollars for attending events about black empowerment at many Historical Black Colleges and Universities- these schools are fairly poor when you compare them with majority white universities. I’m not saying they shouldn’t make a living, but robbing the poor, to explain to the poor how to be rich is asinine. I believe Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton did this, but as far as Sharpton, he realizes the best way to empower blacks is to help tell the TRUTH about the first black president, and not go around the country on some misery tour.

  73. March 16, 2012 at 7:50 am

    President Barack Obama comes home Friday to haul millions of dollars into his re-election warchest at two events, both at the Palmer House Hilton:
    Lunch event sliding scale:
    $2,500.00 Lunch Guest, $10,000.00 Preferred Seating, Campaign Discussion and Preferred Seating, $25,000.00 Host, Table Captain, $35,800.00 Luncheon Chair.
    At a smaller roundtable, top price, $35,800 featuring:
    Penny Pritzker,CEO of PSP Capital Partners Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois Emil Jones Jr., former President of the Illinois State Senate, David Axelrod, Senior Strategist to Obama re-election campaign Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago

    The proceeds from both events go to the Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.


  74. March 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

    New DNC Web Video – Mitt Romney: Wrong for Women and Wrong for Illinois

    As Republican voters in Illinois get ready for next Tuesday’s GOP primary, Mitt
    Romney is trying to appeal to moderate Republicans and Republican-leaning
    independents, especially women. But before casting their votes, it’s important
    that these voters know just how far Mitt Romney has gone to pander to the right
    wing of his party.


  75. 247 Diane
    March 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Hi Jovie, The President will be in Georgia today at private fundraisers hosted by Tyler Perry. I believe 2 events are scheduled.

    • 248 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

      I am going to try and make it to the front of the rope line at Perry studios today…….but the event is a 5 PM and traffic will be a nightmare at that time of day on a Friday.

    • 249 globalcitizenlinda
      March 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

      yes, Tyler Perry is hosting two events and I suspect POTUS will have a great time today in Chicago and Atlanta

    • March 16, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Karl rove hates when the President fundraises! Hates it!

      • March 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

        Karl Roves can kiss our behinds. Who cares. Karl is going to be the hater that he is. So let us move on. Our energy space has no room for the likes of Karl and his company. POB is above what Karl stands for. Plain and simple. HZ

  76. 252 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Okay, looking at President Obama’s photos with BO and those from the state dinner, I have to wonder if POTUS can’t give most current and younger male models a run for their money

  77. March 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Looks like Lugar has been disqualified from voting for himself, in Indiana.

  78. 255 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Enough people know that Tavis and Ariana are frauds. Right now the ones that heed their fraudulent messages about PBO are Repubs or those who would NEVER vote for PBO anyway. As Linda said below, how many people even know (or care) who Tavis is. And most people know very well that Huffington is a Repub.

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