Game Time

President Obama with his former personal aide Reggie Love at an Olympic men’s exhibition basketball game with Brazil and Team USA in Washington

…. with Tamika Catchings



362 Responses to “Game Time”

  1. 1 Claire
    July 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    So happy today!

  2. 10 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm


  3. 12 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Here you go guys. RT away. Enjoy! πŸ˜€

  4. 21 Claire
    July 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Glad to see the Prez in Under Armour, one of our great Maryland corporations.

  5. July 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    did you see the interview!

    • 35 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Yes, enjoyed every bit of it! Is there ANYTHING that our fine President can’t talk about with authority? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • July 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      That interview rocked! PBO is swagger personified and he knows his basketball inside and out. It was hilarious how he said that the 92 team would beat this team, but that he understood Kobe’s trash-talking because he is so competitive. He was so complementary to the men’s and women’s teams and mentioned how he knew they would make us proud in London. Really great stuff.

      Nice to see Reggie! Michelle and Malia (I didn’t see Sasha) looked so beautiful and relaxed. Sweet. πŸ˜›

    • 38 yardarm756
      July 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Is there a vid? I missed it.

  6. July 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Great pics; love Reggie’s specs, and that POTUS invited him to join in on the fun.

    Brought over from previous thread:
    Here’s a delicious quote from Charlie Cook, the definition of DC conventional wisdom. The full article will be published online tomorrow at nationaljournal.com.

    β€œThe attacks on Bain, outsourcing, and his investments are sticking to Romney like Velcro… [snip]
    Romney has lost control of the debate and the dialogue.”


    • 40 itgurl_29
      July 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Charlie Cook is almost as much of a hack as Mark Halperin. You are so right. If he’s saying Bain is killing Romney, then the beltway will indeed pick up on it. And since the only thing propping up Romney’s completely incompetent and impotent campaign, his candidacy will collapse.

      • July 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        But in reality, did Myth ever really have either the debate or the dialogue under control? I mean, seriously? Methinks not so much…..

  7. 42 CEB
    July 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Good to see our guys laughing and ready to have a good time. It is also good to see Reggie again.

    PBO looks like he is getting thinner in photo three. I know that he says that he is skinny but tough, but he cannot afford to lose weight.

  8. July 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Expect sales of Under Armour to go through the roof since PBO is rocking a UA jacket.

  9. July 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  10. 64 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    This is a must see for the chuckle factor.

  11. July 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  12. 77 collegekay
    July 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Dudette here are the pics you requested.

    • 78 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Oh.my.goodness! Thank you, thank you, thank you, ck!

      Look at the smile on him! Lawd ha mercy! I could sop him up with a biscuit!!! [Okay now that warrants the naughty mat.]

      And the extra cuteness factor with little Sasha… oh my heart!!!

    • July 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Oh. My. Gawd. TY, ck. {{{{SIGH}}}}

    • 80 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Oh MY! collegekay, I know that you want Dudette to spend the night on the naughty mat. However, I’m afraid that I might have to join Dudette on that mat soon… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 84 LunarSea
      July 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Didn’t realize how much Sasha has her daddy’s chin. She’s already got his round face from when he was a boy. Maybe after all the baby fat is gone she will resemble him as much as Malia does now. I used to think outside of PBOs baby pics, she looked more like her mom.

  13. 85 Dakota
    July 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Great photo with the USA ladies! Lots of my favs there, Tamika, Candance, Maya, Diana, Simone and Taj.

  14. July 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    My God!

  15. 95 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  16. 111 eclectic11
    July 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I’m so glad I live in the DC metro area when this goes on. The city was electric today because of this game and that Our Prez was gonna be chillin’ in “da hood” tonight by being there. Very cool.

    … and GREAT pics Chips.

  17. 114 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    • 115 anniebella
      July 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Nice to see Reggie Love. Love played college ball for the Olympic basketball coach Coach K. As a N.C.Tarheels fan I can’t stand Duke, but Love is okay. I didn’t know FLOTUS and her Mom were going to be there.

  18. July 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  19. July 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  20. July 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Romney ad of The President singing has been pulled off of YouTube, for copyright reasons.


  21. 164 lisalovesobama
    July 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Gah! Only 8 points separate us from Brazil!! Ack!!

  22. 167 vitaminlover
    July 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Oh My Goodness Gracious God!!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 for sure now. I love my President and Vice-President.

    Mttiful is soooo pitiful.
    Am glad to see the Willard campaign implosion is continuing in an avalanche.

  23. July 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Did Malia get her braces off? Her teeth look perfect.

  24. July 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Northwest suburban 8th congressional district
    Democrat Tammy Duckworth outraised Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) in this last fund-raising quarter by more than two-to-one, but the rivals head into the months ahead almost evenly matched in the amount of cash on hand.
    Duckworth raised more in 2011 and 2012, but she had to finance an expensive March Democratic primary. Walsh avoided a serious primary challenge by running from the 8th district. The latest Federal Election Commission reports, filed Sunday, cover April 1 through June 30.


    $ 889,040 Receipts 4-1/6-30
    2,508,402 Receipts to date
    397,397 PACS to date
    360,651 Disbursements 4-1/6-30
    1,720,204 Disbursements to date
    788,363 CASH ON HAND

    $ 318,121 Receipts 4-1/6-30
    1,616,766 Receipts to date
    524,284 PACS to date
    202,483 Disbursements 4-1/6-30
    897,159 Disbursements to date
    722,825 CASH ON HAND

  25. 171 isonprize
    July 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    REGGIE, REGGIE, REGGIE!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    There he is!! Love me some Reggie Love!! He looks great. (Though it does look like he gained a bit of weight. Probably from NOT having to keep up with his ‘energizer bunny’ former boss!!)


  26. July 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    POTUS & FLOTUS are going with PSA tonight!!

  27. 175 lisalovesobama
    July 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Just saw presidential smooching!! Hehehehehehehrhehehehehe!! PBO took off his jacket and laid one on the missus!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  28. 178 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I can’t get enough of this ad. It’s just so bloody brilliant. I could tweet about it all day.

  29. July 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Ooooooh, I just saw a message in my spam promising I’ll be a millionaire in no time at all if I promise to sell discounted Viagra. So people, you may be seeing some indecent ads on the blog the next few weeks. πŸ˜•

    • 181 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Oh Chips – If you sell the Viagra to Willard, you can become a millionaire in just one sale!

      P.S. After you make the sale, gimme a call πŸ™‚

      • July 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

        But Hopefruit, I will only sell Viagra retroactively, so my career in that area will actually be severely over before it’s technically started and earned me a million. It’s important to clarify these issues, I hope you accept my word on this.

    • 183 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Romney School of Economics says take the money and run, then stash it in an offshore account

    • July 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Hey Chips! How are ya?!

      • July 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        I’m completely excellent GB, chilling by the sea and having a very lovely time. How are you?!

        • July 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

          Just checked in. Internet was out for a bit. Just about to go to sleep (cuz if I can’t get on The Obama Diary what the hell else is there to do?) and it started working again. πŸ™‚

          Those smooching pics with Malia made my night.

    • 187 LunarSea
      July 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Anyone who buys it will have to get past the Viagra Review Board first


  30. July 16, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I was just thinking today that it had been too long since we’d seen the Obama family hanging out together. I’ve been missing seeing that!

    And then here they are in all their gorgeousness!!!!!!

    If that wasn’t enough – a little Reggie thrown in too.

    Just what the Dr. ordered.

  31. July 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    NEW YORK–President Barack Obama hits Chicago again Aug. 12 for another round of high-and-low-dollar fund-raising–pegged to his birthday–with an event set at this South Side home. Obama turns 51 on Aug. 4.
    First Lady Michelle Obama sent out an e-mail on Monday about a raffle low dollar donors can enter–as little as a $3 donation–for a spot at an event at the Obama Kenwood home. The campaign has successfully used raffles for dinners with Obama and for entree to fund-raisers at the home of George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker.
    “Barack’s birthday is one of the last opportunities he’ll get for a little downtime before the final weeks of the election,” Mrs. Obama said in her e-mail.
    The Obama campaign plans a series of fund-raising events in Chicago on Aug. 12.

  32. 193 eclectic11
    July 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    LBJ’s takin’ the game over now. we got this one

  33. 194 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “Kiss-Cam” is trending on Twitter!

  34. 195 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Chips you are the freaking BEST!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  35. 205 eclectic11
    July 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    ….and let’s not forget Joe “Batman” Biden. Another great that will go down in history as one of the best “people” politicians this country has ever seen. I’ve been a Biden fan before I even knew about Barack Obama and he IS the real deal… just like PBO. They make a great team and PBO made a great choice in selecting him as VEEP.

  36. 207 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

  37. 208 Dudette
    July 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Crowd is yelling 4 more years as PBO leaves the arena!!

    Can you believe the complete LACK of enthusiasm for our President! SMH

  38. 214 CEB
    July 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    The Obamas are such fun; I love hanging out with them. Thanks Chips for being the link to get us there.

  39. 219 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    PBO leaving the game. I hear “4 More Years!” in the background. :mrgreen:

  40. 220 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  41. 223 99ts
    July 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    What an amazing place this is – it reminds us that being positive is such a wonderful way to live. Thank you so much for all the pictures and links and fun.

    And just to mention – this is just the best thread at bj – http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/07/16/in-the-movies-they-call-this-a-bust-out/
    The comments provide easy to understand explanations as to how Mitt Romney made his money (whether it be before or after 1999) – and what Bain’s style of “equity capital” works. It is impossible to believe that Mitt Romney could win any election after reading the logical & so imformative analysis.

  42. July 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I see Steve Schmidt has resurfaced for Willard defense purposes——denies knowing about any prob with Willard’s tax returns, altho said that vetting was handled by other people.

    • 226 lisalovesobama
      July 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Saw that too. Claims that McBeth didn’t not go with Willard because of his taxes. Whatevs. Stevie boy stopped being relevant when he brought us Sistuh Moose. πŸ™„

    • 228 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      In other words he came on the show just to cover his arse. Anyway David Corn will be on to talk more about Bain.

    • 229 Ladyhawke
      July 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Steve Schmidt looked like he was preparing to get root canal.

      Awrence just made a good point. When John McCain was considering Mitt Romney for the VICE PRESIDENT position, we gave him 23 YEARS OF TAX RETURNS. Now that Mitt Romney is running for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, he only thinks his 2010 tax returns are sufficient. Followed by the scrubbed and spit shined 2011 tax returns which will/may be provided later.

      Remember, Mitt Romney is a business man with a MBA. He tells us that his position as CEO of Bain is his main calling card for being qualified to be the leader of the free world. But this hotshot businessman doesn’t think he should have to provide more than two years of tax returns. Weak, weak, weak.

  43. 230 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    They love. They really really love him. πŸ˜€

  44. July 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ah heck, the video missed the moment!

  45. July 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Expect that Willard paid more to Mormon Church than did to taxes—-discussion with David Kaye Johnson on LOD.

  46. 240 isonprize
    July 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    The Buzzfeed “headline” is pathetic. The pictures, however, are TOO CUTE!!!

    Obama Booed When He Won’t Kiss On Kiss Cam

  47. 241 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Willard is going to try to simulate a “kiss-cam” moment with Ms. Ann soon….

    • 243 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      BREAKING NEWS: After hearing how adorable President Barack Obama and the First Lady looked when caught on a kiss-cam during a mens basketball game the night before, GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, feels up his wife Ann on camera, in an inept and awkward attempt at oneupmanship!

    • 247 miss pat
      July 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      That man has never kissed his wife.

      • 248 lisalovesobama
        July 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        He was likely a pioneer in making test tube babies! Can you imagine him engaging in the ahem…… Necessary to producing children?! Eeeck! ……excuse me, must run to toilet so my stomach can commune with it retroactively!

        • 249 miss pat
          July 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

          Hope you are back and feeling better. They did it five times. No light, under the covers, one minute each time. Do they pray before or after? I asked a friend once and she said they prayed first. But if you pray first then you have to pray again after, right? You sinned again!

          • 250 lisalovesobama
            July 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

            Dear LDS Leader, grant me the strength and serenity to engage in this barbaric behavior as its the only way to be fruitful and multiply!

  48. July 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm


  49. 254 eclectic11
    July 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Wait a minute! Just wait a gotdam minute!!! Rush Limbaugh wants Romney to attack PBO on his recreational marijuana use as a teenager?! RUSH LIMBAUGH? The quintessential dope head dope?!?! Just when you think the Neo-cons can’t get any crazier, they not only “fly” over the cookoo’s nest… they SOAR.

  50. 263 Dudette
    July 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Another good laugh from earlier this evening:

    Political analyst Ron Reagon on Monday slammed Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for claiming the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the United States government.

    β€œIf crazy were people, Michele Bachmann would be China,” he told MSBNC host Chris Matthews.


  51. 266 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

  52. 274 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Now see what y’all caused? FLOTUS and POTUS got the whole country talking about kiss-cam. Everyone wants in on the Kiss-Cam! From now on, whenever PBO is at a game with FLOTUS, the game won’t be the focus of attention, the kiss-cam will!

  53. July 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I just did a search for the president at the game and some idiot media are reporting that he got booed for not kiss.

    I mean what the ….. is wrong with the media?

    • 292 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Don’t worry that video of the kiss will be ALL over the news tomorrow.

    • 293 itgurl_29
      July 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      They’re jokes. Don’t be surprised if they try to equate this with Romney getting booed at the NAACP. No matter. Tomorrow, there will be video all over of the President getting all sexy and swaggalicious and planting one on the First Lady.

    • 294 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Yes, the shameless MSM and a few Willard supporters on Twitter are only reporting the boos and making it seem as though they didn’t want to kiss each other – but eventually the whole truth will come out.

    • 295 PoliticalJunkessa
      July 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Well, it is typical good-natured fan reaction when a couple is put on the Kiss Cam and doesn’t kiss. So yeah, they got booed the first time — all in fun. That’s probably what you were reading. PBO made up for it later, and the crowd responded with a hearty cheer. πŸ˜†

  54. July 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Could you tell Steve Schmidt was lying?

  55. 300 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    They are just adorable!

  56. July 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    OK, I wish the Obamas lived next door.

    • 304 COS
      July 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      The SS agent is still on the job even on the kiss cam. He is definitely watching. πŸ™‚

    • 306 collegekay
      July 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm


    • 308 PoliticalJunkessa
      July 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      There we go! Malia was a little instigator and PBO planted a good one on FLOTUS. Too cute! Sigh…. ♥ ♥♥♥

      • 309 lisalovesobama
        July 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        I know, right?, as soon as she realized it was coming back she urged her daddy to commence with the kissing!

    • July 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Awesome! How many kids push their parents into kissing…in public…on TV?! Malia is awesome.

      • 311 mb32
        July 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        Can’t remember when the interview was shot but it was in the Obama Chicago home (it was the interview where he revealed that he put spicy mustard in his tuna, I think), Malia mentioned that she like to see her parents kiss. Said it made her feel better…or something like that….

        • July 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

          awww…if they are kissing, they aren’t fighting.

          • 313 anniebella
            July 17, 2012 at 6:04 am

            I think the Obamas were having an interview with Access Hollywood, and that is when a younger Malia made that comment about kids like seeing their parents show that they love one another.

            • 314 anniebella
              July 17, 2012 at 6:10 am

              And for Malia to encourage her parents to go for it (the Kiss Cam) shows she is used to seeing them like that, be playful with one another, to sneak a kiss, seeing POTUS singing to FLOTUS. Most 14 year old would be telling Mom and Dad, no.no, no. please don’t. If the kiss cam shows back on you please don’t embarrass me by kissing.

  57. 315 CEB
    July 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! I may need a cold shower and a trip to the naughty mat after viewing that second kiss. My, my, my, my my!

  58. 331 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    The media loves to watch our First Couple and then pretend otherwise.

  59. July 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  60. 334 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  61. July 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I just love how Malia said DAD DAD DAD KISS HER NOW!!!

  62. 339 sherijr
    July 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    aww Malia was so cute- clapping & enjoying Mom & Dad kissing on cam. Such a normal -grounded- happy family.

  63. 340 donna dem 4 obama
    July 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Hell, I’ll just go on ahead and say it….what a great kiss and I’M JEALOUS πŸ˜‰

  64. 341 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    We have video of the kiss folks. Soooooooo cute. πŸ˜€

  65. 342 carla4obama
    July 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Is the mens game over? What was the final score? You all were distracted by all that kissing!

  66. 346 Lorraine
    July 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I know Luke Russert can be a pill, but I LOVE his tweet:

    #Obam get 2nd chance on Kiss Cam. Mrs. Obama let’s him get a nice one on the lips. #USA crowd cheers

  67. 348 criquet
    July 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Can you believe this total idiot?

  68. July 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

  69. July 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Did you Guys notice the Robney camp memo this morning?
    It said the President is throwing the kitchen sink at us and it ain’t working!

    This is Psychilogical. I will explain why. When Rove and Robney start their ad spending, they ate the ones who will throw everything they have. So, they are assuming that the Obama camp will use the same line of Defense!

    Thus, if they accuse the other Guy of doing it first, or in this case, using the supposed line of defense first, it confuses People.

    What is it you hear Scarborough say every Morning? Their is no difference between the two candidates. Whatever!

    We all know that policy wise, their is tons of difference, but the Robney camp wants to fuck with Peoples minds, and the copycat technique is meant to do just that!

    That is my Pelican Brief! LOL!

    • 356 anniebella
      July 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      How is the President throwing the kitchen sink at them? All the President and the rest of us want to know is why are you hiding your tax returns? And it was Mitt who said I should be President because of his job in the private sector, his work at Bain. Well the President and other folks are looking at just what Mitt did at Bain. Mitt never says one word about him being Governor.

  70. July 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    So the bald dude behind the Prez was Secret Service? I though it was some dude expressing his displeasure over PBO displaying some PBA.

    Also, I was hoping Brittney Griner was on the women’s team…I wanted to a block party in London!

  71. July 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    The vacay has done Jon Stewart some good. I won’t hold my breath that the new and improved Daily Show lasts—–too many horrific maddening moments of recent memory, but for tonight at least, he nailed Willard good. (I’ve learned to be thankful for small favors whenever and wherever they occur)

  72. 360 Eveingeorgia
    July 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Between the shower and the car- wash, I have just set off the alarm, dogs barking next door….the old lady has finally lost it?

    Everybody, go to bed now, my laugh muscles can’t take anymore.

  73. 362 Dudette
    July 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Okay, I know Van Jones can be iffy (today he’s on the upswing on the Ed Show), but good-googly-moogly that dayum man is FINE!!

    He’s so pretty, it sends me into my ugly face exclaiming how pretty he is! Wow! I think I did see a star sparkle on the upper right corner of his teeth when he smiled this evening!

    Oh, somebody help me snap out of it! Slap me now!!

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Most GOP voters don't think criminal charges should disqualify Trump from running
  • Lessons from around the globe in 'Teachers' book
  • How AR-15 bullets impact the human body
  • Sheryl Crow: Moms and dads in Tennessee want sensible legislation
  • 'Stay curious, be creative' and more leadership traits



Blog Stats

  • 43,346,957 hits

%d bloggers like this: