After all that hate, this:

President Barack Obama puts his arm around daughter Malia as they and family friends walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as they head to Camp David, Aug. 24


A sign folks at Capital University can’t stop talking about: A Republican for Obama (OFA)





82 Responses to “After all that hate, this:”

  1. 1 veryslowwriter
    August 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    President’s song of the day:

  2. 2 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Love is all we need! 🙂

    • 3 yardarm756
      August 24, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Too bad that won’t cut it, The nastiness is deeply ingrained and is as much apart of this country as the Constitution.

      • 4 prettyfoot58
        August 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm


        although this is true…yardarm…..there has also been historic struggles for freedom and equality…

        The Struggle continues………

        • 5 yardarm756
          August 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

          Yes it does prettyfoot58 but you find it so strange that they didn’t say sh*&t when we came here as UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS!

      • August 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        You know what phrase I loathe, even more than “taking it to the next level”, which is a phrase that makes spit? It’s when something traumatic happens in America, and pundits and Newstainers get on the teevee box and solemnly intone “We have lost our innocence”. BULL FUCKING SHIT. This is a country built on the genocide of the native population and the chattel slavery of Africans. This is a country that had no problem going to “lesser” lands and using guns and money to get its way. This country has sided both with the angels and the devils at different points in its history; such a country has never been “innocent”.

      • 10 Dudette
        August 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

        I know. I was just responding the headline. 🙂

  3. 11 Nena20409
    August 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    On Fire today, right Chipsticks?

    Thank you for all that you do.

  4. 12 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Dragging this over from the end of the last thread…

    James Taylor to headline at the Democratic Convention (plus additional speakers announced)

    This morning the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Taylor will headline festivities that will precede President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 6. This “tribute to the dynamic convention host state” will also include Charlotte’s hip-hop choir/dance group and stars of America’s Got Talent, Inspire the Fire, and genre-bending rock band Delta Rae from Durham. North Carolina’s homegrown talent will energize tens of thousands of Americans at this once in a lifetime event, that is open to the public.

    Speakers added to the lineup:
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Co-Chair of Convention Platform Committee
    Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
    Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
    Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.), Co-Chair of the Convention Platform Committee
    Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California
    CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon
    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
    Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal
    Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa

    • 13 hopefruit2
      August 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm


    • 14 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Spectacular! All-stars! What a beautiful contrast to the hatefest that will take place next week in Tampa.

      *makes note to frequent CarMax and Costco*

    • 17 utaustinliberal
      August 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      I knew Costco was founded by a Democrat but CarMax too? Very interesting. Will be spreading the word.

    • 18 yardarm756
      August 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      BFD for real.! Love it. No light comedy here; it’s all heavy drama……

    • 19 a4alice
      August 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      w00t RT Ryback! MN in the house!! 😀 Hey everyone hope all is well!

    • 20 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Funny, this evening I decided that I’d be joining Costco before my next big party. I just finished returning $350.00 worth of stuff to BJ’s. I did my shopping, loaded my car, then remembered I wanted to pick-up “The New, New Deal. Well, not only did they NOT have it, they had 4 or 5 anti-Obama book titles right up front. Unloaded the car and returned every single item and told the manager why! My membership expires at the end of August — I’m done. Ticks me off; BJ’s is less than 1/4 mile from my home; Costco is 15 miles. Oh, well…

      • 21 Puddin'
        August 25, 2012 at 2:54 am

        Alycee, it’s the principle and clearly you are a principled person. I did the same thing a few years back when they displayed an anti-Obama book. I don’t shop at Walmart and have been seriously thinking about not shopping at Target, so now I will be shopping at Costco, although it is about 15 miles. “Oh, well…”

  5. August 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    #ADollarADayToOFA …. Text 62262 and Let’s Get it Done …

  6. August 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  7. 24 Niliathiel
    August 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Aw, always nice to see these guys interact in such a loving way 🙂
    Not sure if I missed it of if it even exists, but was there a video of the latest dinner thing that we saw pictures of a few days back?

  8. August 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    The way I read the CNN poll, we have more room for improvement turning out our Voters, and yet we are still ahead!

  9. 29 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Black Republicans: Lack of Romney outreach to blacks ‘shameful’

    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign website includes a category for “Communities,” under which you’ll find nearly every kind of demographic group: “Catholics for Romney,” “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney,” farmers and ranchers, lawyers, Jewish and Polish Americans, veterans and military families, young Americans, even Hispanics, under the banner “Juntos for Romney” — which may or may not be ironic given Romney’s stance on “self-deportation.” But one thing you won’t find on the site: African-Americans for Romney.

    And some black Republicans are not happy about it.

    “It’s shameful,” said one prominent black, “west coast” Republican, who contacted theGrio about the admission, but preferred not to use their name. The source said they have been involved in Republican politics “throughout the modern era,” and said they couldn’t recall a single GOP campaign that didn’t include some formal attempt at black outreach, particularly online.

    When reached for comment, Tara Wall, senior communications and coalitions adviser to the Romney campaign told theGrio: ”We have a working advisory group, but it has not been formally announced yet. We have the site ready to go…” [more in the article]

    • 30 hopefruit2
      August 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      And these “__ for Romney” is just a cheap imitation of the “__ for Obama” communities.

      Romney has ZERO original ideas. How many people in his “Latinos for Romney” group? Rubio’s immediate and extended family – which makes about 30 people tops?

    • 31 vcprezofan2
      August 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      They made a mistake in the title of that article, Dudette. It should have read –

      ‘…..black-republicans-lack-of-romney-outreach-to-blacks-TRUTHful/’ ….. as in nonexistent.

      I don’t understand, do these black republicans need to be hit over the head and dragged outside to get the message that they are not welcome in a Romney tenure? You mean from the time the Repugs had been parading Steele and West and then Cain around it didn’t occur to them to ‘formally announce’ a corner for black republicans? Lordy some people are so desperate to belong they sacrifice their entire inner self.

    • 32 yardarm756
      August 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      I have no sympathy for them. They need medical treatment. Do they have to be put in chains like their ancestor before they get the message. “You ain’t wanted Boy, but we’ll take your money.”
      These are what my Grandma called “Coattail or house Negroes.”

    • 35 prettyfoot58
      August 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Black Republicans=Oxymoron.

      • 36 isonprize
        August 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

        Hey prettyfoot! How about Black Republicans = Morons. 😆 😆 😆 I’ll be back in the swing of things after I get my kiddo back to school. I’ve been helping a good friend of mine with the PA Voter ID coalition office.

  10. August 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  11. 40 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Thousands of Americans Ready to See President Obama at Democratic Convention

    The 2012 Democratic National Convention is opening its doors for Americans to come together to hear President Obama and Vice President Biden’s nomination acceptance speeches on Thursday, September 6, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thousands of North Carolinians have already picked up their community credentials.

  12. August 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    President Obama signed a proclamation Friday for Women’s Equality Day. “On Women’s Equality Day, we mark the anniversary of our constitution’s 19th amendment, which secured the right to vote for America’s women,” Obama wrote.


  13. 49 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    County chair: Cory Booker weighs bid for NJ gov in ’13

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Democratic county chairman said Friday that Newark Mayor Cory Booker told him he’s mulling a gubernatorial run against Gov. Chris Christie in 2013. The chairman, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the county’s executive committee hasn’t yet been told the news, met with Booker last week. The chairman said Booker requested the meeting, told him he is considering running for governor and will make a final decision by December.

    The chairman said Booker has talked to other county chairs about his potential plans. “He has reached out,” the chairman said. “He said he’s weighing a possible run and he’ll decide by December.” Booker disputed that he was disclosing possible plans to county chairs, a development first reported by politickernj.com on Thursday.

    He told WBGO FM’s “Newark Today” on Thursday night that he was canvassing the state and country to help re-elect President Barack Obama. Booker will speak at the Democratic National Convention next month. He said on the radio show that there will be “a lot of things to consider” after the presidential election. A possible gubernatorial run is “being asked by me by a lot of folks, and again my response is that those decisions have to wait,” Booker said, adding he is focused on governing Newark and Obama’s re-election.

    Booker did not immediately respond to Twitter messages Friday. His spokeswoman, Kimberly DeHaarte, declined to comment.

    Speculation about Booker’s political future has been swirling for much of his second term as Newark’s mayor. In June, The Star-Ledger newspaper reported that Booker may be eyeing a U.S. Senate run in 2014. He formed a federal PAC in June…. [more in the article]

  14. 50 FormelyFRED
    August 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    hi TOD family 😎

    been hanging low resting.Doing well.Doing rehab and more treatment

    mom is doing very well

    hope everyone is great

    I’d appreciate it if someone could tweet this to the Obama campaign in response to Romney going Birther,no more Bruce Springsteen response anymore.The gloves should be off for good from now until November.The dog whistling will only intensify

    The President’s response should be : NO One Has Asked Me To Release My Tax Returns ❗

    Hi Chips and Thanks for the site
    Hope HZ is doing great

    until next time,
    Fred 😉

    • 51 Dudette
      August 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      BIP! BOP! BAM!

    • August 24, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Good to know your mom is doing really well, Fred.

      As to ‘the gloves coming off’ – well …. this is just a little taste of what #BirtherMitt can expect …

      #ADollarADayToOFA …. GIVE 62262

    • 53 HZ
      August 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Fred. (((((( So Good To See & Hear From You))))). Great news to hear about your progress. Please take it easy and make sure that you are resting properly. Great news about Mom also. My heart is full because I think of her and how she is progressing as well. Thanks for sharing the good news with us.

      Also, thanks for being so kind to ask about me when you come to see us. I am going to be fine. I am taking each day with a grateful spirit. My cardiologist was pleased with my progress from the procedure. So, I am so grateful. Now I am trying to daily deal with the severe IBS. It wears me out. I cry often when the pain hits me usually immediately after eating. It is something else, but I am a fighter. I so appreciate your gentle and kind spirit. We are such a beautiful family that is full of such beautiful and caring spirits. I love this space that Chips has created here for us. We are family!!!

      Fred, please know that I always think of you and Mom and we all will be celebrating on Nov. 6, 2012 for Obama/Biden 2012 for sure.

      (((((((((( Love you dear one and give Mom these hugs as well))))))))))HZ

    • 54 a4alice
      August 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Fred!!! Rest easy Fred 🙂

  15. 55 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Michelle Obama to appear on ‘Dr. Oz Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is making a house call on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

    The show’s producers say the first lady will tape an appearance Wednesday to discuss new provisions of her “Let’s Move!” campaign and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Producers said Thursday that Mrs. Obama’s appearance will be taped at the show’s New York studio for national broadcast Sept. 14.

    The show’s host, Mehmet Oz, says he’s “honored” that she has chosen to be a guest on his show. “The Dr. Oz Show,” which airs weekdays in syndication, will be starting its fourth season next month.

  16. August 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  17. 60 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Kal Penn took a break from his acting career to volunteer for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Remembering his experience volunteering with other young people and meeting delegates from around the country, he encourages young people to get involved in the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  18. 64 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Gotta Laugh! These people are a complete joke!
    Romney claims Mormon faith dictates tax return secrecy

  19. 69 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  20. 70 Dudette
    August 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Off-topic: Just a reminder for when you vist Vegas — ‘know the code’, and most importantly, ‘protect the code’.”

    Love what they’ve done here! 🙂

  21. 71 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Holy crap. Rachel Maddow just uploaded a video where Mitt Romney is bragging about using Chinese Slave Labor.

  22. 77 anniebella
    August 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I see Malia and the young ladies with tennis rackets, FLOTUS said that Malia really like tennis now, she didn’t at first. But she will be trying to make her high school tennis team. Good luck Malia.

  23. 78 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I soo needed to see this!

  24. 79 forus50
    August 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I just don’t get the logic of EVER looking at national polls – good or bad. It means zero. ZERO!!! It’s like looking at all the baseball games this Friday night and adding up all the runs for the National League teams (Romney) and then comparing it to the American League’s (Obama) total runs.

    OK, so let’s see whose leading right now. Total runs so far by the National League is 16 and for the American League it’s 6. OMG!!! Oh wait, that doesn’t matter because it’s each individual game score that determines who wins.

  25. 81 prettyfoot58
    August 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Coates on the Martin/Malcolm struggle in the age of Obama/Smartypants

    Coates starts out by telling the story of the murder of Trayvon Martin and notes the fact that initially it was cause for mourning from all sides…until President Obama said that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Then all political hell broke lose.

    The moment Obama spoke, the case of Trayvon Martin passed out of its national-mourning phase and lapsed into something darker and more familiar—racialized political fodder…

    For most of American history, our political system was premised on two conflicting facts—one, an oft-stated love of democracy; the other, an undemocratic white supremacy inscribed at every level of government. In warring against that paradox, African Americans have historically been restricted to the realm of protest and agitation. But when President Barack Obama pledged to “get to the bottom of exactly what happened,” he was not protesting or agitating. He was not appealing to federal power—he was employing it. The power was black—and, in certain quarters, was received as such.



    a Must read!!…

  26. 82 purpleshoesla
    August 24, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I love the fact that Miz Chips’ “disclaimer” is front and center on every TOD FP he’s stealing (i mean “re-blogging”) calling out this tool. Btw, he’s only got 441 “followers” apparently, but appears to be the main commenter talking ABOUT himself TO himself. Even stealing Miz Chips FPs on an hourly basis isn’t generating any interest. Your curse is working Dudette!!!

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