“it’s our turn to keep the promise alive”

The University of North Carolina, April 24

161 Responses to ““it’s our turn to keep the promise alive””

  1. 1 Hachikō
    April 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm


  2. 18 Hachikō
    April 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Ha! I’m first! A first! I want my pretty picture, please! LOL.

  3. 30 collegekay
    April 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Wassup peeps. I just got off the phone w/ my mom and she doesn’t pay attention to politics AT ALL. This is what she said about our friend Mitt:

    “Who the hell is Romney? He’s wasting his damn time. His ass ain’t gonna be President! When the debates come, Obama gonna make him look like a dumbass!!”

    LOL!!! 😀

    • 31 utaustinliberal
      April 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Hahahahahahahhahaahahaha. Tell your mom we at TOD fully concur with her astute observation.

    • 32 theo67
      April 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Hee hee! 😀

    • 33 hopefruit2
      April 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      LOL! Your mom is spot on collegekay 🙂

    • 34 miss pat
      April 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      I would love to meet your mom. She and I would really bond. She sounds jusst like me.

      • 35 HZ
        April 25, 2012 at 2:29 am

        Miss pat, by the time POB finish with Willard Mitt in his first debate,that alone will send Willard on one of those Paris vacation trips that he said he might find the time to take Mrs. Romney.

        When POB finish with flip flop little Mitt, French will be pouring from his nose, ears, and eyes. ” I smell France, I hear France, and I see France, spoke Willard Mitt Romney. End of debate. HZ

  4. 36 Hachikō
    April 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Miss Chip, did you put that video together? Wow. That is some powerful stuff. I got goosebumps watching it. Great job.

  5. 41 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Guys…really, what are we going to do after Jan 20, 2017?!?!?

    • 42 4morefor44
      April 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      easy. we’ll be celebrating america’s first female president, elizabeth warren. after 8 years of her, we might be able to fix most the republican damage to the constitution, america, and the world. first things first though this year, and getting her and other great democrats to d.c.

  6. 45 relellit
    April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Congrats on first Hachikō. It’s so nice to see you in good spirits.

    • 46 Hachikō
      April 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you! I owe those good spirits to you guys. 🙂

      • 47 HZ
        April 25, 2012 at 2:34 am

        Hachiko, no, you are just allowing us to see the sweet beauty of the blessing that you brought to our lives. Thank you, and may you find all the joys of happiness for yourself and for Tucker. (((((The Best To You))))))HZ

  7. 49 Dudette
    April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Lately have this knack for commenting right after Chips sends her new post message. So anyway, I’m about to roll out for now. But will be back online when Jimmy Fallon comes on. See you guys later!

    My Tarheels rocked the house for PBO today! Go ‘Heels! Go Obama-Biden 2012!!! Yeh Ba-beeeee!! 🙂

  8. 50 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  9. 51 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Is our President coming up with Brian Williams now on NBC evening news? If so, then off to watch!

  10. 53 Dudette
    April 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Oh wait… I bet someone probably posted this earlier today, but just in case:


    IRS is about to get all up in some ALEC-bootay!!!!

  11. 54 GGail
    April 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    OMG Chipsticks – that vid just made me fill up inside. I thought I was gonna just fall out of my chair and start bawling!!!! The images and the sounds are AWESOME. I didn’t get to see/hear the Chapel Hill speech and I’m looking forward to the whole video, but this is POWERFUL !!!

  12. 55 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    • 56 Liberal Librarian
      April 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      But Obama has done nothing for gays! Aravosis and Maddow say so. Self-hater!

      • 57 relellit
        April 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Liberal Librarian

        I have gotten to the point where I can barely watch this woman. I try; but it is so depressing so I change the channel. Do these people realize this is an election year? Does she understand her belly-aching is feeding right wing trolls? Ditto Bill Press belly ache.

        • 58 Liberal Librarian
          April 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

          As I’ve been saying for a few months: THEY DON’T CARE. They will keep their positions of wealth and influence no matter who wins. For the chattering classes elections are just games; hell, most of them probably don’t vote, a la Olbermann. They will do just fine under a President Romney. 90% of our media fail on a daily basis to fulfill the one function they have in a democracy, and that’s to inform.

        • 60 Cha
          April 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm

          That’d be a Good Tweet.. “Quit yur Ignorant Belly-Achin’.”..

      • 61 Cha
        April 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm

        I know aravosis is a hopeless idiot but Rachel needs to open her eyes and quit being such a bonehead on what President Obama has actually done for the Gay Community. For all of us, really. Civil Rights, baby!

    • April 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      Cool! He’s so cute! Remember the huge splash he made with Livin’ La Vida Loca!

  13. 63 CEB
    April 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Beautiful compilation, Chips. Thanks much.

    Thanks everyone for the earlier reminders re: PBO on Jimmy Fallon. I am setting my alarm clock so that I can be sure to be awake to see it tonight.

    I am always touched when I see college students sleeping over night in the cold on side walks waiting to get tickets to see PBO when he comes to their campuses. This has never happened at any time for anyone;usually kids do this for concert tickets, movies and Apple products. To see them do the same for PBO is so amazing and inspiring. How did Willard ever think that he could challenge our president? The only people who are for him are the power-brokers who will make him a puppet president and the racist who believe that any white man is better than PBO.

  14. 64 relellit
    April 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks for the moving video Chips.
    It nearly brought me to tears see the students groping hand symbolically and wanting to be close to our President. The students, our future, get it. They know what’s at stake should they succumb to the Flipping, Lie, Machine (his Etch- A -Sketch) Willard uses to court their votes.

    I loved seeing and hearing all the energy in the room with the young people including our young handsome, intelligent, President.

  15. 65 desertflower
    April 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Deaniac has a great piece up over at TPV. Go read! I love this guy:)


  16. 66 collegekay
    April 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I just read a few excerpts from Mitt’s speech tonight. He’s really trying to move to the middle. He’s a weasel.

    • 67 hopefruit2
      April 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      That’s not going sit well with the Teabag base or the Redstaters…Let the weasel try…

      • April 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

        What is happening in the GOP right now is that the people who supported Santorum and Ron Paul are being completely frozen out of the process. They aren’t even being allowed to be elected as delegates in some states. All in the name of “unity”. Basically the GOP is saying toe the line or there’s the door.

    • 69 anniebella
      April 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      collegekay, it won’t work. Mitt Romney is a severely conservative, and he is tied to these radical extreme right wing Republicans.

    • 70 desertflower
      April 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Read the TPV piece I posted above…..speaks to this very thing:)

    • 71 Lorraine
      April 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      The Obama re-election team will make sure voters remember that Myth, the severely conservative is just blowing smoke

  17. 72 auni
    April 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I love the look on the faces of the two guys pictured at the beginning of the video–they look so proud of our wonderful President–aren’t we all?

  18. 78 lamh35
    April 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Chips, do you have the video of POTUS talking about him and Michelle’s “becoming poor together”? I want to post it to my fb

  19. 81 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Disrupting, dismantling and defeating Al Qaeda – one militant at a time.

  20. 85 4morefor44
    April 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    just watched the video, and while i think he’s used those phrases before such as “make an investment” and “it’s our turn now,” they are especially useful now in light of mr. and mrs. mittbot using those phrases for their own gain, rather than PBO’s use to mean all of us together. man, our guy is good!!

  21. 86 Hachikō
    April 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    “Thousands filing in to see #obamacu #boulder.” https://twitter.com/#!/dc_alicia/status/194921472295309315/photo/1

    • 87 desertflower
      April 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      My daughter’s good friend goes to school there. She would SO love to go, but she’s studying abroad until the end of the semester. bet she’s bummed!

    • 88 hopefruit2
      April 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Oh that’s right – he’s giving ANOTHER speech tonight!! 🙂 I almost forgot – thanks Hachiko for posting this lovely reminder!

  22. 89 nintendowii10
    April 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Rush fatboy just can’t help himself. He started yet ANOTHER shitstorm with Sandra Fluke, this time invoking a wacko conspiracy that she, Hillary Rosen, Anita Dunn, and other “White House insiders” are pushing for massive debt on student loans. Fluke, Rosen, and Dunn don’t work at the WH! Fluke was only made a public name BECAUSE of Limbaugh, Rosen works for CNN, and Dunn hasn’t worked at the WH in quite some time. THIS is the gameplan from the right wing: push outright WACKO conspiracy theory BULLSHIT as TRUTH and hope that enough of America falls for it so that they vote for the flip flopping robotic Etch a sketch in a suit President!

  23. April 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    McCain opposes Postal reform, because he says we don’t need paper mail anymore, costs to much and the USPS needs to update it’s service to the Internet.
    Got that?

  24. April 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Great video, Chips!! Love all the photos and the pacing of his speech clip. tweeted. YAY!!

  25. 105 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    It’s a thing of beauty when DEMs in congress have our President’s back and go after the Repubs! And Chris Van Hollen is my rep! 🙂

  26. April 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Guys, when’s the president’ speech in Colorado?

  27. April 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar blasted House Republicans Tuesday for pursuing “fairy tale” energy policies that he said are aimed at scoring political points going into the election.

    Salazar, in one of his most fiery speeches in months, accused Republicans of creating a false divide over energy policy that doesn’t reflect public sentiment and stretches the facts to suit their political agenda.

    “It’s in this imagined energy world where we see this growing and continued divide in the energy debate in America. But the divide is not among ordinary Americans, it is between some people here in Washington, D.C.,” Salazar said. “It’s a divide between the real energy world that we work on every day and the imagined, fairy tale world.”

    Salazar said the Republican energy agenda is “an invention of a campaign year and political rhetoric.”


  28. April 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Postal reform will cost 34 billion. This is a problem, as the recent budget control act said, that no new bill can ad to deficit.
    Thus, corresponding cuts will have to be made, ultimately!
    And that ain’t happening. I fear the Pist office demise might be a casualty if this recession and that awful 2006 bill that was passed.

  29. 114 hopefruit2
    April 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Chapel Hill is still buzzing…

  30. April 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Robney excerpts of tonights speech will ask voters if life better under this President?
    You see,? He is running Reagans Campaign against Jimmy Carter!
    It was the GOP plan all along, whoever the nominee be.
    That is why the comparisons early on!
    But, Carter recession started in July of 1980 and he had that awful Iran Hostage situation.
    Not the same!!!

  31. 134 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  32. 136 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Hahahahaha. 😆 😆 😆

    • 137 hopefruit2
      April 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      HAHAHAHAHA!…I was about to post a similar type of comment when Jovie had first posted about the Mad Cow disease on the other thread, but I didn’t want to get people started!

  33. April 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Hey Chipsticks,

    Don’t know if its been posted yet but Michelle Obama is on the cover of EBONY magazine. Also inside the issue is an excerpt from Auma Obama’s book (POTUS’s sister on his father’s side). Please check it out.


  34. 142 Cheryllou
    April 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Ed Shultz is going to show a piece of President Obama on Jimmy Fallon.

  35. 144 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    The USDA reported the first case of Mad Cow Disease since 2006 and Chico Delainky ( a hilarious writer for one of the shows on TV and a huge Pres. Obama supporter) has been tweeting about the case. 😆

  36. 146 desertflower
    April 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Just a thought. “Fiscal conservative” Leroy Gingrich’s SS protection costs the taxpayers $40,000/DAY. Seriously? Just just Newt can play “pretend to be important”? Oh, I forgot…it’s OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY! He needs to get out before he embarrasses himself even more. if that’s even possible.

  37. 152 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  38. 155 utaustinliberal
    April 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  39. 157 collegekay
    April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    This President Has Won Me Over

    “I’m a former Republican of 30 years, and this President has won me over. He saved my house, he pushed for unemployment benefits long enough for me to find work, and he has a real energy plan that gives renewable energy a place in our future.”
    —Dave, Massachusetts


  40. April 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    World Peace suspended 7 games for throwing a Stephen Seagal Elbow!
    Should have been banned for life!

  41. 161 LOL
    April 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Watching the angry teletubby on CNN….I’ve never seen an angry marshmallow:) Fundamental..Historic..Grandiose

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