If kids could vote…..

Yet another TOD post that has been reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others simply to drive up his reblog’s traffic. He doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, as another woman found out: explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks

All official White House photos …. except this one:

241 Responses to “If kids could vote…..”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm


  2. 6 isonprize
    August 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm


  3. August 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    That little guy is a doll! The big one too!

  4. 8 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    love it

  5. 9 isonprize
    August 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    oh, and the recent one where the little girl is chasing PBO around the Oval Office. There are so many with kids. Then there’s one where a little boy is LATCHED around PBO’s neck with the most content smile on his face. while laying on PBO’s shoulder.

    The kids know. THEY KNOW!!

  6. August 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I notice in pictures of the president with babies and children, how he echoes their facial expressions and body language. That is why he draws people in, they always look comfortable and the babies smile so much. I’m sure it’s instinctive. I notice it more with children because their faces are more openly expressive, but it’s always present.

    • 23 prettyfoot58
      August 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Indeed they do…my favorites are of the 2 children who salute the President….the ardent and intense look on their faces…is so soul stirring….

  7. 24 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    The seventh pic is my absolute favorite.

  8. 31 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Great collection, chips.

    Kids do the darnest things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 39 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Evening Everyone!

    These are the absolute best pics Chips. I was gonna ask if you could make this into a video slideshow, but that reminded me — didn’t you already make one to that song “Sing”? Can’t remember the band’s name, but I kinda remember there was banjo playing in it. Beautiful! Do you have that one handly?

    • August 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Hmm, Dudette, I’m searching for and can’t find it – I’m wondering if it was on the channel that was closed down. If so, I’ll upload again tomorrow, especially for you, cherub cheeks!

      • 41 Dudette
        August 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        You are a Queen, my dear!

      • 42 Dudette
        August 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        Here’s a good sub for the time being…

        It’s a little dated now (look at how small Malia and Sasha were not that long ago; and the “bikini chart” that’s way now nd bikini), but still warms my heart

        • 43 Cman
          August 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

          Um the secret service guys gonna kill one of these people one day grabbing the president like that.

          • 44 vitaminlover
            August 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

            Yes, Cman, I see that rather large hand in the lower right-hand corner about ready to snatch our Beloved President away from all that hugging. They do take their jobs very seriously.

        • 45 EDP4BHO
          August 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm

          Gosh, that was just beautiful. Never mind the tugs and hugs from people. That will never change because PBO is simply just adorable ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. 46 jackiegrumbacher
    August 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    What a beautiful bouquet at the end of the day. So much wonder and love and respect in the eyes of these children. The older kids look like they’re trying to drink him in so that they’ll remember the day forever. I love all of them, but I’ve always especially loved the little girl with the face paint. The look on her face is pure loving awe.

  11. 47 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    thanks chips, for these wonderful photos. my husband said, ‘look at all those babies and children, jumping out of their parents arms to hug and touch pbo–they don’t know policies or politics, but they know goodness, and safety.’

  12. August 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Oh wow, thanks so much, Chips. I really needed this! How can you look at these photos and not be moved by their total sweetness? Just really, really wonderful.

  13. August 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Amazing, Chip. The first one is probably me fave ever PBO pic. Melt my heart and wet my eyes. Thanks for this virtual shower of all things GOP.

    • August 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Hellooooooooooo BWD! Thrilled you liked them – the problem was I only got to about page 100 of 237 at the White House Flickr site and figured if I kept going the post would be as long as Willard’s list of lies. We many need to do a Part II (and III and IV and V and…….). Keep up your epic tweeting, legend.

  14. 53 collegekay
    August 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    PBO and children make the best pictures.

  15. August 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Fantastic photos, Chips … all the more reason for us to get the job done … this one inspired by the photos …

  16. 57 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)โ€”With Hurricane Isaac heading towards the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney today called for the government to respond with a round of โ€œemergency tax cuts.โ€

    โ€œIf this hurricane is as powerful as predicted, it could destroy many peopleโ€™s second and third homes,โ€ Mr. Romney said.

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/08/as-hurricane-approaches-florida-romney-calls-for-emergency-tax-cuts.html#ixzz24buAtLpZ

    note to speed-tweeters: this is parody.

  17. 62 auni
    August 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    The picture of the Cub Scout is the one that always touches my heart. The affection and admiration in that child’s eyes is something to behold. God bless our President and keep him safe.

  18. 63 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Hey how about some Baby Whisperer videos? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Remember this one?

  19. 64 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  20. August 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  21. 66 Claire
    August 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Love you Chips for posting these pics! Heartwarming!

  22. August 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    The one with PBO holding his own book is of Justice Breyer’s daughter and his grandson.

  23. 68 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    WOW..awesome post, Chips! Wonderful pics of PBO interacting with our kids, this country’s future.

  24. August 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  25. 70 vitaminlover
    August 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    What a wonderful man, father, husband and President.

  26. 71 isonprize
    August 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I also like the photo of the young lady in her Sunday best, just kickin’ it with PBO in the Oval Office. Like it’s the most natural thing in the world…

  27. 72 desertflower
    August 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hard to choose my favorite, they are all so wonderful. They make me smile:) I am partial to the one with the little ones looking out the window at him….always loved that one.

    Here you go…thank you Political Carnival!!

  28. August 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    How do you pick a favorite? I like the one with the little girl reaching over the red plastic barricade and all the pics where kids are latched on for dear life. Thanks, Chips.

  29. 74 isonprize
    August 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Chica, THIS is the one that gets me everytime. Wow!! There is something in my eye….

  30. August 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The video UT alerted us yesterday has gone from 40,000 in barely 24h ….

    Wonder how hard the folk at MSNBC actually tried to get YouTube to block it …

    • August 26, 2012 at 2:32 am

      Very interesting commentary on the video …

      “Uploader Comments ( Rachel Maddow )

      The person who uploaded this video needs to release any and all other footage they have of this meeting in๏ปฟ order to help authenticate whether or not this actually is Romney.

      Joshua Barkdull 3 hours ago 4

      More video to be released. It’s real and it gets better than this (or worse)๏ปฟ depending on your perspective.

      Rachel Maddow in reply to Joshua Barkdull 3 hours ago 4”

      Times referenced are relative to the date/time stamp of the posting of this comment at TOD, btw.

  31. August 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    This is one of my favorite. . . ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 81 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Ryan says NH has ‘big responsibility’

    At the Puritan Backroom, Paul Ryan shook hands with late-lunch diners before buying ice cream for himself and several others.

    โ€œTwenty dollars is all I have with me,โ€ Ryan said after pulling the bill out of his front pocket.

    The tab totaled $17.70. He kept the change.

    Ryan signed Romney’s book, โ€œNo Apology,โ€ โ€œeven though I didn’t write this book,โ€ Ryan said.

    The book’s owner, Maria Ryan, is CEO of Cottage Hospital in Woodsville. She said she backed Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, and opposed Obama’s health care law.

    Not everybody in the room was ready to vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket.

    Ryan tried to identify the ice cream flavors in Elaine Tefft’s banana split, guessing blueberry for what really was black raspberry.

    โ€œThat thing’s huge,โ€ Ryan said, describing the expansive ice cream dish.

    Tefft, a registered independent, said she hasn’t settled on a presidential candidate, looking for more information from Romney and the other major candidates.

    โ€œI want to see the tax returns before I make up my mind,โ€ Tefft said. โ€œI do want to see those 10 years of tax returns from everybody.โ€


    • 92 Cman
      August 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      That was awesome I forgot about that song. Man, it was on after the election and I could not stop singing it for the life of me.

      Stop and cherish this moment, stop and cherish this time…

  33. 101 prettyfoot58
    August 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    my favorite photo at the bottom…BWD had a caption to that photo on her site…..women flirt with him…i so loved that…

    by the way…cspan is showing past republican convention…on now…..Nixon accepting his party’s nomination in 1968….it is an intriguing speech….

  34. 102 vcprezofan2
    August 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! The. Best-est. Post. to reopen my laptop to! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›
    There are some favourites here that automatically trigger an outburst of laughter and others that automatically initiate the need to swallow.:lol: ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†
    Chips, you sure know the main route to my Obama heart! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Seriously CC, do YOU feel the depth of the joy your posts bring to so many in the village? I mean, can you see the glow around us when we are particularly touched? I sure hope so cause it wouldn’t be ‘fair and balanced’ otherwise. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    If kids could vote indeed!

  35. 107 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Katie speaks for me!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. August 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Rinse will be on all of the Sunday Shows.
    He is beginning to be on every week, like McCain.
    Why does the MSM like Rinse so much? He is vile!

  37. August 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Wonderful! That picture of the girl saluting is my favorite.

    As a kid, I thought kids were smarter than adults. Now that I’m an adult, I see that I was right!

  38. 112 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    A old man invited his business associate for dinner at his house. Every time the host needed something, he preceded his request to his wife by calling her “My Love”, “Darling”, “Sweetheart”, “Honey” etc.

    When the wife was out of their earshot, his business friend looked at him and said, “That’s really nice after all of these years you’ve been married to keep saying those little pet names.”

    The man said, “Psst, don’t tell her this. Honestly, I’ve forgotten her name.”

  39. 114 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.

    To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all !

    /aaand I’m outta here.

  40. 124 lamh35
    August 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Lovely post Chips

  41. 125 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I agree with Rev Al, that llast baby in this video really is a challenge, but I believe my President has got that baby’s number too!!

    • 126 purpleshoesla
      August 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Dudette !!! WEEP – IN!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† whooo. Hilarious! I’ve never seen this clip from Rev. Al before. TOOO Funny. “it’s like a Herman Cain commercial” This clip goes in a very special spot in my 2012 Election Survival Kit. And Yes PBO does have that LAST baby’s number too. ๐Ÿ˜†

  42. 127 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  43. 128 purpleshoesla
    August 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Oh how wonderful Miz Chips. Thank you for this spectacularly lovely post!! It’s like a breath of fresh air. Adding this post to my 2012 Election Survival Kit! Here’s one of my favorite videos (also in my 2012 Election Survival Kit) with PBO and Terence from 2009:

    • August 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Hiya PSLA, it’s amazing that you posted that video – I just got an email from the mother of that boy, a subscriber here, to say that’s him in the third photo in the post, about three years on. Gotta go sleep, but I’ll post about it tomorrow – and will reply to the very lovely woman.

    • 133 nospin
      August 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      I had to tweet this one. I just imagined all the children of color watching the level of vitriol against our President understanding that it has very little to do with policy. It is truly sad that Mitt Romney does not understand the impact his words and actions have with our children.

      It is shameful. I appreciated that POTUS understood the child was seriously troubled at what he saw and PO calmed him down to let him know that yes it was real BUT he could/would handle it. This child has a beautiful spirit.

    • August 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Brilliant! Never dismiss anyone’s concern however big or small.

  44. 135 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    flotus is best dressed in vogue magazine poll


  45. 142 FoxfireTX
    August 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Someone sent me this great editorial from The Economist of all places: http://www.economist.com/node/21560864?frsc=dg%7Ca

    Some choice quotes:
    “But competence is worthless without direction and, frankly, character. Would that Candidate Romney had indeed presented himself as a solid chief executive who got things done. Instead he has appeared as a fawning PR man, apparently willing to do or say just about anything to get elected.”

    “Behind all this sits the worrying idea of a man who does not really know his own mind. America wonโ€™t vote for that man; nor would this newspaper.”

    “He has threatened to label China as a currency manipulator on the first day of his presidency. Even if it is unclear what would follow from that, risking a trade war with one of Americaโ€™s largest trading partners when the recovery is so sickly seems especially mindless. ”

    “And it is all very well promising to repeal Barack Obamaโ€™s health-care plan and the equally gargantuan Dodd-Frank act on financial regulation, but what exactly will Mr Romney replace them withโ€”unless, of course, he thinks Wall Street was well-regulated before Lehman went bust?”

    “A businessman without a credible plan to fix a problem stops being a credible businessman. So does a businessman who tells you one thing at breakfast and the opposite at supper.”

    Of course given the source, it is NOT an endorsement for PBO but is a scathing indictment of Romney from a publication that you’d expect to be backing him.

    • August 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Given the folk who consider The Economist their ‘daily bread’ – that will definitely do damage to #BainMitt. Pragmatic biz folk, world over (including many in the US), who would typically be inclined to go with the GOP biz guy, know how much President Obama has already done for the global economy and this article will severely lessen any support they might have had for the other guy.

    • 144 susanne
      August 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      as i recall, the economist endorsed obama in 2008. since then, they’ve carped that he didn’t get the rethugs on board to re-light the american economic engine. lately, they’ve been leaning toward romney, but i don’t think they actually like him. here’s the last line from their article titled ‘the changing man’:

      ‘ The most fungible of candidates will attempt to reinvent himself once again, as a likeable guy. Whether voters will find his latest incarnation any more consistent or credible than the previous ones remains to be seen. ‘

      an interesting read.

    • August 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks again for the link and quotes!!

    • August 26, 2012 at 4:51 am

      There’s another article written titled – So, Mitt, what do you really believe? | The Economist http://econ.st/PIcOpW

      It’s okay, but I HATE double-standards. PBO is an exceptional President and because of Romney’s $, gender, party affiliation and color, he’s been given a pass on his incompetency and lies. The last sentence in the article reads “It is not too late for Mr Romney to show Americaโ€™s voters that he is a man who can lead his party rather than be led by it. But he has a lot of questions to answer in Tampa.”

      So I registered to this bulletin and wrote the 522nd comment below. Of course the usual idiotic non-factual talking points by the right are also in the comments. Anyway, I wrote….

      It is too late for Romney. He’s the worst nominee for this powerful position ever.

      President Obama is being faulted for NOT fixing fast enough a disgusting economy mis-managed by the Republicans and worsened by this 112th Congress. There is NO-ONE better in managing every situation a President has responsibility over than the man who currently holds this office. It’s not “So, Mitt what do you really believe?” It’s “Why are people so willing to NOT believe in THIS President?” (and believe me I know the ‘real’ answer to that).

  46. August 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I have worked with babies all my life. they know who genuinely loves them. I always love the photo where the president asks a bunch of kids to help him up after a group picture. Their eagerness to help is wonderful. Who wouldn’t want to give a helping hand to this wonderful man of the people?

  47. 152 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Hey, has anyone caught this new show, Totally Biased with Kamau Bell yet? Think I’ll go see if it’s online or On Demand and see what’s up.

  48. 154 sherijr
    August 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Beautiful ~ thank you for this Chips ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 155 Mae who love our CIC
    August 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Oh my, this is our wonderful President who is a decent and honest human being. Such care and concern for each person individually and collectively. Thanks so much Chips. It is what we need at the end of this day. Beautiful moments. So glad he came this way in our life time.

  50. 156 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Somebody at Fox News should go to jail for this… straight to jail.

    Fox News’ Selfish Partisan Evil Endangers Navy SEAL

    On Thursday, Fox News outed the identity of a Navy SEAL who co-wrote a book on the Osama bin Laden raid. I won’t link you to the article nor will I tell you the name they published, but their abject evil in promoting the OpSec group as endangering national security while outing the name of one of the people actually involved in the mission should be obvious.

    Today, Fox News should be concerned about national security all over again, and their role in endangering it. Via Think Progress, this news:

    “NBC News reports that users on websites affiliated with al-Qaeda have posted the name and photo of an American Navy SEAL who led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The New York Times reported this week that the SEAL, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, wrote a book documenting the events of the raid โ€” news that came as a surprise to the industryand even the U.S. government.”

    There’s a line somewhere in all of this that shouldn’t be crossed. I’m all for transparency, but not when it endangers someone else’s life. Valerie Plame’s outing should have been enough for all of us to understand.

    That’s probably true unless you’re Fox News and you have a deep vested interest in: a) electing Mitt Romney president; and b) promoting the agendas of Republican retired military operatives who want to elect Mitt Romney. In their bloodlust, they thought nothing of publishing the name of someone who served their country and risked his life to do it… [more in the article]

    • 157 amk for obama
      August 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      I don’t really care about this greedy navy seal. I think he endangered his own unit by writing this book just to make money and embarrass Obama admin,

    • August 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      I think it’s very disconcerting that the book was written without informing the military or the WH. The CIA usually vets these kinds of things. This is a very serious breach of protocol.

      • 160 Dudette
        August 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

        Plenty of blame to go around, but he was an anonymous, greedy bastard, who broke the law. Then FoxNews in their zeal to try and discredit the President, put not only the author’s life in jeopardy, but real life people associated with him, who may or may not have anything to do with the Navy or government. So now we’re gonna have to pay to put these folks deep undercover.

    • August 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Friends – this will not end well, for #ChickenHawkMitt or anyone …. When stupid was born it’s name was Fox News and it’s offspring included the fool who wrote that book, for oh so many reasons …

  51. 163 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Remember when some of us were wondering what the hell was up with Wyclef Jean performing at the RNC convention? Well, it looks like he’s been now replaced by someone else. Note that this is the fourth person scheduled for this particular event…First it was Willie Nelson, then he pulled out due to some “scheduling conflict” and was replaced by Randy Travis, and you know what happened with THAT ONE, who was then replaced by Wyclef Jean, who is now replaced by someone named Sara Evans! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


    • 164 anniebella
      August 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Sara Evans fits them well, she’s all white!!!!!!!!!

    • 168 amk for obama
      August 25, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Didn’t the loony left aka firebaggers ‘demand’ that wyclef be made the prezinent of Haiti ? And this fucker agreed to do a rnc hate fest gig? Can’t decide who is stupider.

      • 169 hopefruit2
        August 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

        Since the article failed to mention the reason for his replacement, something tells me it may very well have had something to do with Romney’s birther comment. After all, Wyclef is an immigrant. If that’s really the case then maybe he should have first considered his racial and immigrant status before signing on to do anything with the RNC. I hope he learns his lesson in that vein.

        • 170 amk for obama
          August 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm

          The guy must have been wilfully blind and deaf for the past 31/2 years to what the thugs have been spewing. With his vain presidency run for a country he left long time back and his signing up for this racist fest tells me a rwnj, regardless of his immigration status.

      • 172 Dudette
        August 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

        Ugh! WTF was he thinking? Is he that hard up for money?

    • 173 Cha
      August 26, 2012 at 3:10 am

      I can’t see Willie Nelson there proppin’ up those gops..he’s more of a Gary Johnson kinda guy. The mystery is Wyclef..what happened?

  52. 174 anniebella
    August 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Kids can’t vote, so we have to work our butts off registering those who can vote and getting them to the polls.

  53. 175 vcprezofan2
    August 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    OT/ ๐Ÿ˜† / I figured you guys could appreciate this little email interaction between a friend and I – a friend I hadnโ€™t spoken to in several months, and one who had been initially quite surprised to learn of my obsession keen interest in things Obama.
    FRIEND: โ€ฆenjoying the summer. The boys and I have been criss-crossing the US. We are back now and I wanted to let you know that I’ve been thinking about you.

    ME (VC): โ€ฆโ€ฆ.
    Criss-crossing the US and you didn’t pre-warn me? Suppose I had wanted to send a personal message to my boyfriend? Did you see him by any chance? Were you in Washington DC? On second thoughts you better not admit it if you did see him, and/or his wife and daughters because that would just rile me up. I’ve actually been fine, just a wee bit more antisocial than usual – I’m calling it my period of introspection. Can’t tell yet how much longer it will last…
    [The last part was me deviously setting the stage for people to leave me alone so that I can focus more time on TODville, without having to answer the phone too often or deny invitations for get-togethers ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

    FRIEND: Well, if you were being a little more social… you would have told me you guys were still an item because while in Chicago I did visit his house!!! Yes indeed, I did!

    Though he was out at the time, I could have left a note for you…spice things up a bit, you know. Could have slipped it to the secret service stationed outside his door, Michelle wouldnโ€™t even have to know.

    Hey girl, get out of your shell โ€˜cause you’re missing out! Look at what I could have done for you.

  54. August 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    • 179 Nena20409
      August 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Poetic indeed.

      Had it been a Female named Hurricane, Bob McDonnell would have ordered a transvaginal probe devise to determine how the wind was strengthening? Cat 1, 2, or not.

    • 180 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      I noted earlier on Twitter that everyone’s getting a kick out of that irony. Certainly don’t want anyone impacted by Isaac, around Tampa and beyond, but I do intend to laugh that some of the RNC “festivities” have to be rescheduled. Ha ha ha. Take that, crooks and liars and thieves and racists who seem to make up the majority of the GOP, these days.

    • 181 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Isaac is laughing because the RNC’s platform of “we built this (with no gov’t help)” is going to be completely and utterly destroyed within the next 3-5 days.

      • 182 desertflower
        August 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonder if Rick Scott will ask for govt help for clean up? Oh…the irony

        • 183 hopefruit2
          August 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

          Yup, and he has already declared state of emergency which is the direct path to receiving government funds for clean up, repair, etc… LOL!

  55. 184 Pamela
    August 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    After a somewhat hectic day, I have loved spending time here tonight, sifting through the pics, videos and hilarious comments! I love you all so much! Anyway, I thought the pic of the little chap with his Dad and Mama, and PBO… the baby is wearing a white shirt, vest and a nifty blue tie, seems to be asking PBO to help him take it off! Or at least, showing PBO they both have lovely ties to wear! And that was my fave tonight, as I had not seen it before. Wonderful to end this day finally, and is such a loving way! Sweet dreams all! {{{{{{{{Chips&TOD}}}}}}

  56. 185 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    chips gifted us with this link earlier today–i really think the whole ‘isaac means he laughs’ thing deserves its own curse here.


  57. August 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  58. 196 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    The thugs blame steele for choosing tampa when it was a collective decision thrust on him. Typical rethugs. Blame your failures on the blacks.


  59. 198 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Deep, abiding love right here…

  60. 199 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    So tell me, how effective is the RNC going to be in emphasizing their “We built this (with no government assistance)” theme when Rick Scott and other governors in predominantly Repub states are asking for government help for hurricane/weathe-related disaster relief? The governor of Alabama has already cancelled his trip to the convention entirely. Something tells me that Bobby Jindal will follow suit very soon.

    • 200 amk for obama
      August 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      This does make me believe there is a god after all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 201 anniebella
      August 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      When Ann Romney was on Rock Center and she talk about how honest Mitt Romney is. I could not believe she said that. Ann Romney husband is a bold face liar, and if I ever met her I would tell her that to her lying face.

  61. 203 Geeja
    August 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for the kid show. Made me tear up. So cute!

  62. 204 WilTal
    August 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm


    Thank you again for creating TODville…where I come for all things positive about PBO. We know that PBO is president of the people, but can we call him the Children’s President? Same as the adults, they’re knowledgeable about him, excited to be near him, and they ooze oodles of love for him. Looking at these photos make my heart go a flutter.

    On another note, is there an award that we can nominate you to receive for your work on this site? You truly deserve it and so much more. Although, I only post from time to time, I visit several times daily for my shot of love.

    Finally, thanks to all your regulars…I have learned so much from each of them.

  63. 207 Tally
    August 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm

  64. 209 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    A great read by Dennis G (dengre) at BJ


  65. 212 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I can never get enough of this… FLOTUS is AWESOME!

  66. 214 purpleshoesla
    August 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    My man Jace knows his presidents, including our illustrious Prez Obama. Love this kid! ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. 216 susanne
    August 26, 2012 at 12:05 am

    i was noodling around, looking for info on isaac, and found this informative site provided by the national weather service.

    very informative and helpful for all–and clearly a result of pbo’s initiatives in putting govt info on the web where folks can get it easily. ironically, it should help the rethugs with their tampa problem!


    seems tampa has received a lot of preparation and support from the weather service—your tax dollars at work! so, hmm, who built this?

  68. 217 Bill R.
    August 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Seems like former GOP Governor Charlie Crist has become an Obama supporter. Had his fill of tea bagger craziness:

  69. 224 Dudette
    August 26, 2012 at 12:59 am

    RIP Neil Armstrong…

  70. 226 Dudette
    August 26, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Well damn, if it they didn’t predict the prominence of Sister Sarah and her ilk in American politics!
    In 1998, this Mad TV skit was comedic. In 2012 it seems prophetic.
    Darlene McBride’s “Take Back America” tour

  71. 227 Rita
    August 26, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Guess who said this: “As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years โ€” and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role โ€” I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history.”



  72. 231 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 26, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Beautiful pictures Chipsticks. Thanks for this. Any parent with an ounce of sense should be voting Obama.

  73. August 26, 2012 at 2:47 am

    “The $716 billion in savings his opponents decry today extended the life of the program by nearly a decade and are making sure taxpayer dollars aren’t wasted in excessive payments to insurance companies or fraud and abuse.”

  74. August 26, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Mornin’ Obots and deep thanks Chips for the beautiful photos!

    • 237 anniebella
      August 26, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Crist is not one of these extreme radical right wing nut. These people who sat on their butts as this President tried to get this country back on the right track. Mitch McConnell give the orders and in the Senate all they did was block and filibuster anything which could help this economy and put people back to work. If McConnell and the Republicans had put the country first, instead of bringing down this black President, the economy would be stronger. And the tea party idiots in the House, with that sorry speaker Boehner deserve just as much blame as McConnell. And now they have the nerve to blame President Obama because the economy is not where it should be. These extreme radical Republicans are the reason the economy is not stronger. And I pray American voters will use the common sense the good Lord gave them. Now these extreme Republicans have put forth this lying flip flop man,with no core, who will say anything he has too. My hope and pray is there are Republicans out there who just feel that the party they used to know have gone to far, that this is not the party they remember, and they will decide to vote for this decent man, where they might not agree with him on everything, but they see a someone who is doing his best for the people of this country, all the people. Maybe these sensible Republicans will vote for President Obama. That’s my hope.

  75. August 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Lots of mud being thrown by Robney/Rove Ryan this morning.
    Like, Crossroads thinks the Welfare ad will change what the public feels about the President. Despite the fact it’s a lie.
    And another Medicare ad this morning from Ribney basically saying that the President is stealing your Medicare.
    The Debates, he will not be able to lie in the debates. Robney is in trouble during the debates.

    • 240 anniebella
      August 26, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Romney is in trouble now, because if he wasn’t he wouldn’t be lying so much. If he was so confident he wouldn’t feel he had to go this far. Out and out tell lies, hide his tax returns.

  76. August 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    The beautiful kids pictures inspired this video ๐Ÿ™‚ http://youtu.be/_tLHD7ZjaR0

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