Hey, love is all around!

Florida, Oct 23 (Tumblr)

Note the two kids in the middle of the back row!

320 Responses to “Hey, love is all around!”

  1. 1 LDS
    October 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Love is here!

  2. 8 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The little guy loooooves his lady.

  3. 9 LDS
    October 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Hello? Where is the love?
    Come on guys……..ME FIRST…….Finally!
    What a beautiful group of children.

    • 10 vcprezofan2
      October 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Congratulations, LDS! {{LDS}} /that’s what you’re talking about?/ 😉

      • 11 LDS
        October 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

        VC, that’s it! Keep it right there……keep it coming! I vow to feel this way up and until Nov.7th.
        Don’t want nothing negative. No colds. No flu. No pains. Nothing! Not having it. Don’t want it.
        Thank you for all the work you do here.
        Let’s Stay Together!

  4. 12 GGail
    October 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Congrats LDS on being First!

    President Obama’s voice was a lullabye to me last night as I fell into a peaceful sleep!

    GREAT coverage Chipsticks – U ROCK!!!!

    • 13 LDS
      October 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you, GGail!
      Don’t ever give up being first. It is so sweet.
      I woke up feeling love and giving love all day. It is so easy to love. Hate takes too much energy.
      Pass the love around, it is contagious.
      Live in NYC. I cannot wait to vote!

  5. 14 Tally
    October 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm


  6. 17 vitaminlover
    October 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Obama’s in da house…you betta watch yo’ mouf!! (smiley)

  7. 18 LDS
    October 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The two kids on the back row will forever remember that moment thanks to that picture.
    A kiss is still a kiss….reminded me of my first.

  8. October 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  9. October 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Ha ha. there sure is a whole lot a love in the house!!!!

    • 21 LDS
      October 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Yes, it is. PBO is sending it out full blast. Catch it while you can and hold on for dear life.
      We have come too far now……..it may get rough, almost there. Rocky Steady!

  10. 22 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  11. 23 collegekay
    October 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I love to see PBO with children, especially little black boys. Something special about it. I guess it’s because of that symbolic photo of the little boy touching his hair.

  12. 24 theo67
    October 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    What makes me happy about pictures like this is that those kids will always know in their lifetimes that anyone can grow up to be President – and what a great role model this President is to all of them. No wonder they’re feeling the love!

  13. 26 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  14. 27 dotster3
    October 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The smoochers in the back row reminded me of a story my daughter just told me. She was driving her 8 yr. old son and his “girlfriend” home from an after-school activity and asked him to walk Olivia to the door to make sure her babysitter was there. She couldn’t believe it when she sees Gavin hug Olivia at the door and give her a big kiss on the cheek. When he got back to the car, she asked, “Gavin, what was that? You looked like you were 16 bringing your girlfriend home from a date.” And he said, “Well, when I’m 16, it’s going to be a lot better than that and the kiss will not be on the cheek!”
    Fun times ahead!

  15. October 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    so happy for TOD!! Back home from work catching up and listening to PBO and Joe. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when PBO chuckles at his own jokes. Warms my heart…and boy were they on fire!

  16. 32 Cman
    October 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I really think yesterday’s debate changed a lot of minds. I was saying earlier about how I watched the debate with some republican friends of mine(5 people). When the debate finished, I was content (actually ecstatic) with PBO’s performance and you could see it in my face. I slyly threw out a shot to see what they thought of the debate and many started grumbling about not understanding what Romney was for or why they should vote for him instead of the PBO.

    I responded, well then don’t vote for him, vote for the guy he seems to agree with. That raised a ruckus and we all got into an argument. Long story short, we argued till 12 midnight and the one sticking point they had was Obamacare. However, making calls and trying to convince strangers through OFA had me more than prepared for this. I was able to point out that the current system of health care does not work and when everyone agreed on that. I then said so since it does not work what are your plans to fix it? They did not have much. I pointed out that health care is a very complicated problem and many presidents have already failed to address it, if we punish the only one that started the ball moving on reforming the system how many other president do we expect to tackle it in the future?

    I asked if they wanted people who were trying to solve difficult problems and squared with folks on how to approach it or if they wanted someone who tells them only what they want to hear and only to gain their votes. If the latter was the choice then they should be pleased with Romney’s performance tonight. That pretty much disabused them of the notion that Romney was a serious candidate and 2 of the female republicans are now lean Obama and another guy who was lean Romney is now for Obama.

    It’s kinda funny cause all this time I have spent watching the debates with my democratic friends, thinking it would be awkward to spend it with my republican friends, but I’m glad I decided for a change yesterday.

    I also noticed that of the undecideds on CNN more than half went for Obama after the debates with the rest still undecided. So no Romney converts!

    • 33 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      This is such an encouraging story! It gives me hope that not all Republicans have been completely brainwashed. You did an excellent job, and I’m really impressed that you thought of watching the debate with them (I couldn’t/wouldn’t have done it) and then took the time to educate them. If this means potentially three more votes for President Obama, you might have just won him yet another precinct!

    • 34 57andfemale
      October 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      We have to keep it up. Repubs are good at changing perception (which is why polls didn’t bounce to the stratosphere after Biden’s fantastic performance and PBO’s complete smackdown in the town hall debate). You did great work last night.

      We all have to keep up the good fight. I’m finding that engaging individuals is really helpful.

    • 35 Judith Fardig
      October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Cman – what dedication! Your example of having a positive conversation with your friends who might otherwise vote blindly Republican is one we can all use in our own lives. I took an extra cd of The Road We’ve Traveled along with the picture postcard recently sent by the campaign and wrote on it to my neighbor who was threatening to vote for the Libertarian. She a smart woman, and I hope I made a difference.

    • October 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Cman, that is how we advance the discourse in this Nation, advance democracy and win elections.

      Thank you!!

      #TrustBarack – He’s Earned It

    • 37 a4alice
      October 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      Wow! Great Job CMan. You did a great job and that makes me hopeful that more Republicans/Independent will change their minds and #VOTEOBAMA2012 😀

    • 38 amk for obama
      October 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Well done, cman. The best part about conversion is that it’s a twofer – the thugs lose’em and we gain’em.

  17. 39 Diane
    October 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    One of my favorite love songs:

  18. 65 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    For the young lovers out there …

  19. 72 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  20. 73 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    LOL! Wasn’t she a Ron Paul supporter just a few months ago?

    • 75 collegekay
      October 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm


    • 76 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      As long as she votes for President Obama. Then she can go away.

      • 77 dudette9t9
        October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm


        • 78 LDS
          October 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

          I told you this LOVE thang is spreading!
          The Romney family are next……the whole lot of them!
          Can you just imagine?
          Scripture says, ” I will make your enemies your foot stool”.
          Romney was agreeing so much last night with PBO, I could not stop smiling. Went to bed smiling, woke up smiling.

          • 79 dudette9t9
            October 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

            I feel it! 😀

            • 80 Left-Indie
              October 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

              She got beat up for the Ron Paul thing. People brought up his nice little racist, antisemitic newsletter and she shrugged it off. It’s not rational, but I suddenly started disliking her music.

    • 81 Lorraine
      October 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Well Congressman Paul is probably voting for President Obama himself. Most of his supporters like President Obama, too.

    • 82 pkayden
      October 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      I think she was probably naive about who Ron Paul was and didn’t know of his racism (at least that’s what she tweeted when her fans were in a uproar). She voted for President Obama in 2008 and it’s good that she’s doing so again. At least she’s not one of those stupid folks who voted for him in 2008 and are so “disapointed” that they’re voting for Romneybot.

  21. 84 Joy
    October 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    LOL on the back row 2 getting it on. I think that young man has his ideas already figured out. The young girl doesn’t think that so much. Just when I’ve thought I’ve seen it all you come up with another great photo. Just awesome.

    • 85 majiir
      October 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      I love that pic, Joy. It so reminds me of when my mom and dad were on site building our first home. A young guy from the neighborhood came over and my parents caught him kissing me! I was four and he was five! My mom ran him off, told him to GO home. LOL

  22. 89 JER
    October 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    LIVE | President Obama Returns To Washington – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • October 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you JER! Every single time he gets on Marine One he leans in to say hello to the pilots, his manners are exquisite.

      • 91 jacquelineoboomer
        October 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

        I’ll never forget his going into 10 Downing Street, shaking hands first with the policeman at the entrance. Or shaking hands with the janitor in a hallway at another venue. Mark of the man.

        • October 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

          One my absolute favorites, Jacqueline:

          And I loved that Downing St moment too ….. poor old Gordon Brown:

          • 93 jacquelineoboomer
            October 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

            THANK YOU!!!!!! I pictured it in my mind, then looked up and you have it for us already, amazing one.

            The then-British PM was following PBO into 10 Downing Street … after our President shook hands, their PM tried to, but the policeman was so distracted he didn’t catch the latter’s outstretched hand. I’ll try to find that video for ya!

          • 94 jacquelineoboomer
            October 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

            I remembered it wrong – this one shows the mark of ol’ Gordon Brown …

          • 95 jacquelineoboomer
            October 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

            Ha! You are quick!

    • 96 Joy
      October 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks again Jer for an up close of PBO and airports. I see it is still daylight there. He must be looking forward to getting home to his family.

  23. October 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Hah – the little boy has the same moves as the President with his lady – touching on the face and then the kiss. So cute.

  24. 99 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    😛 Ha! I pointed out the lovebirds on the last row in the previous thread. Such cutiepies! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  25. October 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    According to Politico, Romney campaign is refusing to commit to ANY network interviews in last 2 weeks.

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Probably no invites, I’m guessin’.

    • 102 majiir
      October 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      My take: Romney has a huge ego. He has always seen himself as the master of the universe and cannot take being bested by anyone. He was very embarrassed by his performance in the second debate when he got caught lying and the town hall audience outright laughed at him. He was very embarrassed by his performance in last night’s debate and by the responses to it from many on the right. He’s going into defensive mode and hoping that if he keeps a low profile and doesn’t talk to the press, he won’t be asked about what happened to him in last night’s debate. He knows republicans are extremely disappointed by his performance in last night’s debate. Although he may be missing in interviews, he’ll send his surrogates out to foul our airwaves. I imagine he was ordered by Ms. Ann to avoid all interviews until the election. I could see the disappointment in his body language in the pics from last night that were taken after the debate. Ms. Ann having to rush up and provide some cover for him spoke volumes to me about how beaten down he was.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        October 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

        Probably right in most ways, but I cannot see Romney being embarrassed by ANYTHING without blaming OTHERS. I’m thinking ol’ Ann and the 5 “kids” have shared quite a lot of the blame for lots of things over the years, which is sad, but they must stay with him to reap the cash rewards, so that’s even more sad. Not that I’m wasting one tear on the whole lot.

        • 104 cluny
          October 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

          My take – he’s going to lie his ass off big time for the last two weeks and knows he doesn’t even have to give a pretense of having to worry about being called out for it. Even though the media have given him a pass thus far he doesn’t need them one little bit – not in the last two weeks. The distortions and lies that are about to be unleashed will be huge. Get ready.

          • 105 jacquelineoboomer
            October 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

            The only glitch in his plan, and that sounds about right to me as his plan, is that the media become like unattended toddlers when they don’t get the interview. Although I believe our media have been following the money (in their pockets, from their employers) and giving him a pass, some of the more strident ones may start looking for something more to use against him during his “interview-free period” – we’ve seen that happen before.

      • 106 Obama Grandmama
        October 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

        One story that came out about Romney’s Governorship in MA that I thought was scary in his level of separation from others involved a story about Romney having a red velvet rope like in a movie theater roping off his office from people. Romney made himself unavailable to others. So much for transparency and openness. That may be similar to his not doing interviews the last two weeks. I also heard he had many days of vacation he spent in each of his many homes out of the state. Did Romney go out on the campaign trail today? Rachel had noticed the day after most debates he has not been working campaigns. We don’t need an entitled Prez that thinks he is above others and has no need to be available to others.

  26. 107 theo67
    October 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    If I may recall my favorite moment from last night… was when President Obama said “if we’re going to talk about trips we’ve taken. My first trip was to visit the troops, then I went [here and there] and didn’t take donors and fundraisers”… and then he walked Mitt down a very dark alley and showed him why Barack Obama is the President.

    • October 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      me, too Theo! That was superb, human, brilliant, statesmanship.

    • 109 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Testify! That was a stellar moment.

    • 110 pkayden
      October 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      I love your last sentence. Very funny.

    • 111 LunarSea
      October 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Yeah, I’m surprised this hasn’t gotten more press. I mean the media was all over Robme’s fabulous fund raising excursion with adelson to Israel. Bragged about all the big money donors waiting with baited breath to donate to his exquisitness.

      I jumped out of my seat when PBO said I went to (?) place where the rockets rained down, to the wall and to some small neighborhood. I didn’t go to fund raise.

      Of course I’m paraphrasing -can’t remember the specific place names- but that was the gist. And that is what he’s done everywhere he’s gone. From the barrios in Brazil to the schools in India, he always stops to meet ‘those people’ even with a busy schedule with dignitaries.

      • 112 theo67
        October 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        You’re so right. His trips aren’t about fancy presidential perks, etc. Even when he stayed in Buckingham Palace, there’s business being done and him and FL Michelle go to see underprivileged children or even privileged children to open their minds and listen to them. His whole presidency is one of service. He cares.

        • 113 LDS
          October 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

          If I may, one more humble thing that I love about PBO is that he does not mingle with the socialites in Washington D.C.
          I understand that and I respect it so much. He is not phony and he is so comfortable and confident who he is as long as he has Michele and the girls. Family Matters. He believes that and it shows, that is why he reaches out to regular folks and they embrace him every chance they get standing in long lines for hours to connect with this once in a life time experience.
          The connection is surreal because it is so real!

          • 114 theo67
            October 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

            So true. He’s got his priorities right.

            • 115 Left-Indie
              October 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

              Y’know, LDS, when I first read that i felt the same way. Proud he was breaking that whole d.c socialite bull. But i gotta say now I feel that is not the smart way to go for a prez with big agendas. I think a lot of Beltway media hate and snipping might be based on things like this. Feeling like being dissed by the “uppity” black guy. This prez has the whole world on his shoulders that I don’t think he needs any more assholes snipping at him than necessary. I think he and Michelle could’ve found a way to finesse this very entrenched community. I can see him charming them and using their stupid egos for his greater ends.

              • October 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

                Have to beg to differ Left-Indie, why on earth should he ever have lowered himself to back-slap and mingle with people who now feel they’ve “being dissed by the “uppity” black guy’?? That they regard him in that way – and they clearly do – says a whole more about them than it does about him. They were never going to being fair on him any way, so, **** them. I’m thrilled he never played that game.

                • 117 nathkatun7
                  October 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

                  Chips, I am with you 100%!

                  • 118 Left-Indie
                    October 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

                    Well, Chips, I’m one for “knifing while smiling.” Some of this O does well. This elite community is as old as the nation’s founding. They surely ain’t going no where. And he doesn’t need yet another rich and privileged group on his ass. When I listen to prez on foreign policy, I hear one thread running through it: make as many allies as possible; make no unnecessary enemies anywhere. Smart stuff. But same applies domestically, too.

                    • October 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm

                      Well, I wouldn’t apply the same importance to forming diplomatic – and potentially crucial – relationships with foreign powers as I would with schmoozing with the DC ‘elite’ who, come what may, will always regard him as an ‘uppity negro’. But, again, we’ll beg to differ.

              • 120 theo67
                October 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

                This beltway community didn’t hesitate to throw the United States economy under the bus by allowing GOP obstruction to go without accountability. A few parties here and there were not going to change their lack of patriotism and general humanity. If you recall, the President and First Lady attempted to start a Tuesday night martini/cocktail thing when they first got to the White House. Many Republicans declined. They declined the Superbowl party. They declined the movie nights. They were intent on obstruction.

                As for the other debutantes and socialites in DC who feel that their feelings were hurt by not hob-nobbing with the Obamas… I’m glad. President Obama and Michelle have two young, impressionable girls whom they’ve forfeited witnessing their childhood to some degree, in order to serve the American people. Eight years goes very quickly – in the Oval Office and in the life of a child. To think that they should forfeit even one additional minute of time they could spend together, when many Americans have shown not one whit of gratefulness for the sacrifices already made is outrageous. They are there to serve, not be power players. Their private time is their own. If people have a problem with that, then so be it.

    • 121 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      October 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      “… and then he walked Mitt down a very dark alley and showed him why Barack Obama is the President.”


  27. 123 LadyTNT
    October 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    LOL, I love how the girl is focused on PBO while the boy is kissing her. I guess he thought she’s distracted, might as well steal a kiss. Or he was so happy to see PBO that he had to kiss someone and she was the closest person. That really is the most adorable pic!

  28. 129 JER
    October 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  29. 131 nospin
    October 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    What folks are saying about last night’s debate.


  30. October 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Wa Post daily tracking gives Robney a 1 point bump today, 49-48.

  31. 135 auntsis522
    October 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Perhaps its just me, but I have seen lots of Obama-Biden bumper stickers today. I saw one on a yellow taxi cab!! What happened?


  32. 136 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I’d like to applaud the young man for being brave enough to go for it!

  33. 137 dotster3
    October 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I keep seeing people talk about Romney’s “flop sweat” last night. And I keep thinking about Miss Ann saying that he gets “terrified” before the debates and that she is needed to “stabilize” him. And I keep thinking about all the multitude of circumstances in a presidency which would terrify him. How could anyone in his/her right mind consider someone with this kind of emotional makeup qualified to be president of the United States???

    • October 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      So true Dotster, can you – for example – imagine him handling the bin Laden situation? Or potential war between Iran and Israel. It’s actually terrifying.

    • 139 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      What about having to speak at the UN? In front of friend and foe. Can you imagine him at Buckingham Palace, or making a speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony (ok – that will never happen), or in front of the Muslim community, with Putin, with the Chinese, at the British Parliament?

      It really brings home the fact that President Obama is simply amazing. He’s made it look so natural and like he was born to do this. There had to be moments when he was nervous, afraid, terrified – but he has carried the mantle of the office with grace and aplomb.

    • 146 majiir
      October 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Under these conditions, I guess she’d have to superglue herself to his side, dotster. I don’t see how he’d be able to speak before important groups without her. It’s sad. Millions of RW Americans think Romney is the most confident man on earth, but the reality is that he relies on Ms. Ann to get him through his days.

      • 147 99ts
        October 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        He also relies on never being questioned – in his past life he BOUGHT everything and paid for people to do his bidding – he has surrounded himself with sycophants all his life .

    • 148 jacquelineoboomer
      October 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      And, unless Queen Ann were lying to lower the bar, if he really gets terrified before debates but doesn’t actually look terrified during them (he looks scared, but not terrified, to me – much more cocky than scared, too), that means he is holding all that terror and fear and loathing for both the “other” man and some new challenge inside and he could blow at any time. THINK NIXON. So, when will he lose it? Not that he’ll ever get the chance … but with Iran during an international crisis of nuc-u-lar proportion?

    • 149 Obama Grandmama
      October 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      You know I didn’t ever think Romney won the first debate but most everyone does. I was surprised PBO was criticized for looking down and Mitt Romney was not criticized for his unusual behavior at that debate. His facial intensity was scary. He stared intently, turned his head a lot, looked like his eyes were tearing and even had sweat above his top lip and had to wipe the area with a handkerchief. Yet everyone talked about PBO being listless and looking down instead of Romney’s strange behavior. Glad PBO got better although his message was still right on in the first debate. He did need to be more aggressive in addressing lies and did in the next debates.

  34. October 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    One of the comments on the “Obama Wins the Why-Are-We-Having-This Debate Debate:

    “Romney’s sweaty upper lip. vs. Obama’s “Kneel before Zod” icy stare. ” 🙂 🙂 🙂 Kneel before Zod!

  35. 152 Jessica
    October 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I’m still laughing about Trump’s revelation. He’s so desperate and ridiculous. His grandchildren will be so embarrassed 20 years from now.

    • 153 pkayden
      October 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      I’m sure his grandchildren are embarrassed about him right now.

    • 154 dudette9t9
      October 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Oh, did I miss it? What was it? 🙂

      • 155 hopefruit2
        October 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        PBO and FLOTUS almost divorced some 12 yrs ago….

        • 156 EDP4BHO
          October 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

          That is NOT new. Trump is a sorry ass.

          • 157 dudette9t9
            October 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

            Not news and how the hell is this supposed to affect the election? What a colossal attention-whore. A useless skin-sack with a dead squirrel on his head!

            • 158 jackiegrumbacher
              October 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

              Dudette, did you ever see the masterpiece, The Best Years of Our Lives, a post WWII movie about returning vets. There is a scene where the daughter (Theresa Wright) tells her parents, Myrna Loy and Frederick March) that they don’t know about real struggles because their marriage has been perfect. They then tell her how many times they wanted to walk away from each other in the last twenty years, how close they came to divorce and how often they questioned their love for each other. But obviously they stayed together and obviously their love was deep. This was in 1946 and it was a beautiful and real moment in the film, not a shocker. Trump is living in another universe in a different time sphere. That universe is named Trump and the whole time warp is in his head.

        • 159 Oxfarm
          October 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

          Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. WhatmarriedmanandwomanhaveNOTalmostdivorcedatsometime. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • 160 0388jojothecat
            October 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

            and how many times has Trump been married? Almost divorced ? as if that has NEVERED happend to ANY couple….?

  36. 161 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Just tell me when you’re sick of the bubblegum music, cuz I could go on and on… 😀

  37. October 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    • 163 khyber jones
      October 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Pretty interesting. If Obama leads in 3 regions of the country by that type of margin and is in a tied race in 3 southern states, he’s going to win this thing fairly easily.

  38. 164 yardarm756
    October 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  39. 170 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Whenever I see PBO surrounded by kids, I think of this song. The kids KNOW he genuinely cares about them…

  40. October 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

  41. 187 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Don’t hate me for the Huffy tweet, but dammit, it’s my fantasy, unhkay?!!!


  42. October 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  43. 207 dotster3
    October 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  44. 208 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    • 209 SAB
      October 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I believe this to be true, because a lot of us are not happy with how disrespectful the GOP and some in the Media have been toward this President in the last 4 years. They want so badly for him to be a one termer, but we must make sure that does not happen.

  45. 210 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

  46. 212 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    On C-Span2. Panel discussion on debates, featuring Candy Crowley, Gwen Ifill, and Judy Woodruff.

  47. October 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Hey, Twitter experts! Can you solve this mystery for me? I’ve tweeted a bunch of pics today, but when I try to tweet one particular toon I keep getting “Error creating status” – but all the other pics have gone through. What’s that all about?

  48. 229 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Now that the debates are over, we can get on with the gettin’

  49. October 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  50. 231 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    PBO gave Detroit a shoutout during the debate last night, so this is for the good people of Detroit and by extension, the great state of Michigan

    Songfacts says “The original lyrics were a cry of rebellion against a corporation trying to ban rock and roll in an imaginary future.” Fits, doesn’t it?

  51. 232 Elly in Maryland
    October 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Tonight I went to watch an on-line episode of my guilty-pleasure TV show “Revenge,” and the first commercial was Morgan Freeman’s Obama commercial – what a pleasant surprise. That’s the first time I’ve seen a political ad on one of these on-line episodes (I also watch “The Good Wife” that way sometimes). I’m curious to know what the cost of those ads is vs the ones during the actual broadcast. I suppose the demographic for the show is like me – middle-aged women.

  52. 233 lisalovesobama
    October 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Why the hell isn’t it Nov 6th yet? Every time I turn on my damned tv I see that smug bastard’s face. I need Nov 6th to come quick, 1) bc it’ll be the last time we see and hear from him and 2) bc I really want to experience the pleasure of his loss. He’ll be completely humiliated and the wingers will go apeshit crazy! Boy! I can feel a thrill up my legs just thinking about it! 😆

    • October 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      “Why the hell isn’t it Nov 6th yet?”

      + 976 gazillion, Lisa.

    • 235 nospin
      October 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      “Why the hell isn’t it Nov 6th yet? Every time I turn on my damned tv I see that smug bastard’s face.”

      lisalovesobama – say it again.

    • October 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      As much as I am looking forward to Nov 7th and Romney’s loss, I will not spend a single second thinking about him, not even to savor his defeat. That day belongs to the love, joy, and relief I will feel at having President Obama for another four years. I remember for weeks after the 2008 election, every time I listened to the news and heard the word “President…” I cringed until I heard it followed by “…Obama” instead of Bush. WHAT a feeling of relief and unbelievable joy. I still love it, but I am expecting to feel that pure joy again and I’m not going to tarnish it with one tiny iota of negativity. 🙂

      • 237 theo67
        October 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        Sorry, Mary, but in the case of this grifter – Romney – you may have to relish one minute of sweet victory at his defeat. Just one minute… Romney represents everything that is wrong with the world – greed, dishonesty, unearned entitlement, selfishness, delusions of grandeur. For him to have put his name up against President Obama, tried to tarnish his name by calling President Obama a liar and a corrupt criminal, “in over his head”, allowing birthers to have their way (including his own son and himself), promoting Trump and FOX News constant racist drumbeat, not even standing up for Sandra Fluke! Take one minute to salute the demise of evil and the victory of good on Nov 7.

    • 238 Grab a Mop Grace
      October 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm


    • 239 a4alice
      October 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      you completely crack me up lisa 🙂

  53. October 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Forty-two percent of registered voters support President Obama’s handling of the U.S. auto industry over Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

    The Obama administration’s handling of the $80 billion bailout of two of the three major U.S. auto companies has emerged as a central issue in the final weeks of the contentious race between Obama and Romney as their campaigns increasingly turn their focus to Ohio.

    A Reuters/Ipsos conducted after Obama and Romney had a heated exchange about the auto bailout in their third and final debate Monday night showed Obama leading Romney 42 to 29 percent on their strategies for handling the car companies.

    The poll also found Obama leading Romney on auto industry issues among independent voters, by 30 to 12 percent.

  54. 241 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Back to the young ones, afterall they are the future!

  55. 246 ladyvader
    October 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Longtime lurker have to share this story from my mom. She goes to a quilting group from time to time and when she came home tonight she started with this, “Romney is going to lose this election.” My mom is not political at all so I knew this had to be a doozy. She said the lady that owns the fabric store and has two other stores in Kentucky so she decided at this meeting to offer free prizes to anyone voting for Romney. Well, about 4 or 5 people raised their hands but the other ones in the group did not, a few commenting I don’t care about prizes cause I’m for Obama. Then, the lady proceed to claim she used to be for Obama and blah blah, blah but she he said “I as a small business owner was insulted by his comment that I didn’t build my business.” My mother said after that it became a free for all, where people starting jumping and defending the President and my mom says one elderly gentleman was like, ” Did you just listen to the sound bite or did you listen to the entirety of what the President said?”
    My mom said that in her group here in Cincinnati, there were 4 or 5 other black people and the rest were white so needless to say my mom was surprised to find it was the white people who were giving a vigorous defense of the President and his policies considering where we live. My mother was quite amused at the fact that this Kentucky woman was going to come into Conservative Cincinnati and have a rally for Romney in her fabric store and found quite the opposite My mom said when it was all said and done the woman apologized over and over again. I see the poor woman as a victim of Fox n’ Hound television…

  56. 254 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    You did say “Love is all around” right? 😀

  57. 256 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    You MUST click the photo link in this tweet — “How do you solve a problem like Romnesia”

  58. October 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    8:00 AM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    8:15 AM
    Obama departs Joint Base Andrews.
    10:15 AM
    Obama arrives in Davenport, Iowa.
    11:10 AM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa.
    12:45 PM
    Biden deliver remarks at a campaign event at Marion Harding High School.
    2:15 PM
    Obama departs Davenport, Iowa.
    6:30 PM
    Biden and Jill Biden host a reception at the Naval Observatory commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    8:25 PM
    Obama arrives Los Angeles, Calif.
    9:30 PM
    Obama tapes an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
    10:45 PM
    Obama departs Los Angeles, Calif.
    11:45 PM
    Obama arrives Las Vegas, Nev.

  59. October 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    • 263 prettyfoot58
      October 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm


      The secret service:

      ~take you hand off of him Madam~….hahahahha

    • 264 dudette9t9
      October 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      • 265 daisydem
        October 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        I am with her … I’d risk SS for a chance to hug him like that! Love your comment Dudette.

      • 267 nathkatun7
        October 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm

        Our unethical mainstream media would depict this picture as real evidence that President Obama is aloof and arrogant and is not comfortable with ordinary people. If we, supporters of the President, beg to disagree, we are called Obamabots. I’ve lived under 11 presidents. To be honest, I was very young so I don’t know very much about Dwight Eisenhower. Of the other ten presidents I know about, President Obama is the most people friendly of all of them. Even the children are very comfortable around him. The same is true of the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

    • 268 majiir
      October 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      I see a Q Dog is in the house for PBO!!

  60. 269 joyfulmeme
    October 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Is any else having problems with twitter today?

    • October 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      What kind of problems are you having? I’ve been having problems with loading for about a month. It’s very glitchy and skips around when I reload. And it’s very, very slow.

    • 271 forus50
      October 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Yeah, it seems like it isn’t counting retweets correctly and takes a long time for other interactions to show.

  61. October 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Hi all, one of my long time friends living in Queensland here is a dual citizen. She was born at Camp Pendalton (we both visited the Camp in 2001) her dad fought in WW2 and was based in Osaka, Japan. He married a war bride from New Zealand. Her parents have since passed away. She knows I’m a major oBot (she admires PBO also but isn’t really interested in politics), anyhow, I contacted her yesterday to ask if she had voted yet. I was very surprised to find out that she had never voted in the US elections, even when she lived in California for half her life.

    So I emailed her links on how to vote from abroad, PBO achievements and the video, The Road We’ve Travelled. I basically told her, her President needs her and to just vote for PBO and Dems across the ticket. I also told her to forward my email to her sister and adult kids who are all duals and anyone else she knows is a citizen. She emailed me back this morning and told me she is now officially on the campaign after completing her vote. She has also passed my email along to her family to get on board also.

    We’re all in it together 🙂

  62. 283 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Ahh, young love …

  63. October 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  64. 286 forus50
    October 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks Dudette for Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now”. LOVE that song and just emailed it to my sister as we would play it over and over and over.

    I just wrapped up 2 hours of calls to Iowa and it’s all good in “America’s Heartland”. Of course most are not home but those I did talk to were all happy to tell me they are a strong supporter of the president. One older gentleman wanted to express his thanks to me for making calls and wanted me to talk to his grandson Ian. Unfortunately Ian was only 13 but was interested in politics and wanted to know why I supported Obama. A little bit of a smart ass testing me; kids these days!

    Like Lisa, I.CANNOT.WAIT.FOR.NOV.6. Make it come soon.

    I’m sure this must have been posted on earlier threads but wanted to share again – it’s the straight scoop from the Obama campaign today. An excerpt:

    “We know what we know, and they know what they know,” Axelrod added of Romney and his advisers. “We’ll know who’s bluffing and who isn’t in two weeks. And we’re looking forward to it.”

    “Romney has not been able to knock us out of a single battleground,” added Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.

    Messina highlighted early voting numbers to suggest Obama is on track to victory. Messina conceded that Romney is winning more “raw votes” than McCain did in 2008 early voting, but dismissed the importance of this, adding that the ”electorate is bigger this year, and our vote margins are, too.”

    In Ohio, Iowa, and Wisconsin, Messina said, Obama is winning from anywhere from 15 to 35 points among early voters. In Ohio, he argued, early voting is higher in counties that voted for Obama in 2008 than voted for McCain.


  65. 288 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Now for a bit of dat Reggae-flava: Vote Barack, Barack … Obama!!

  66. 289 forus50
    October 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    LOL, have you guys followed “The Chronicles of Mitt” by Hunter on Daily Kos? A daily diary. omg, so funny tonight.

  67. 293 COS
    October 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This op-ed was posted today by FLOTUS. Disregard if it has been posted already.

    NewsOne.com Exclusive: Op-Ed By First Lady Michelle Obama

    Mrs. Obama addresses the importance of the African-American vote in the 2012 presidential election on NewsOne.com, urban digital leader Interactive One’s news website

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/23/4931233/newsonecom-exclusive-op-ed-by.html#storylink=cpy

    • 294 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      This is the first I’m seeing of this, but I haven’t been able to keep up today – so it may have been posted before. Thanks for posting it (again)!

  68. 295 Tally
    October 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm


    ok – so Nina Turner (D-OH) was just on Ed, and she poo-pooed Ed when he brought up the Tagg E-Voting machines, as if ELECTIONS HAVE NEVER BEEN HACKED IN OHIO.

    I’m gonna be bald before Nov 6th.

    I think everyone on earth needs to bombard her on this…. with links:



  69. 296 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Need I say more?

  70. 299 desertflower
    October 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Because dudette is on SUCH a roll…..:) Always love our Barack Obama!!

    • 300 dudette9t9
      October 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you, df-Honey! Glad to see you! Great timing, actually!
      I’m gonna have to pass the baton to you for a bit. Gotta roll out! Keep ’em movin’ 🙂

      • 301 desertflower
        October 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        You are the business today!! (well…everyday, actually) You’re very welcome..though I have to tell you in all truthfulness..bubble gum is only good in my mouth/ I never stick bubble gum in my ears:) Love you!!

        • 302 dudette9t9
          October 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm

          Your play, your rules. 🙂

        • 303 LDS
          October 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

          DF, you guys are a tag team…..thank you for the music . You both should be in a studio with your own radio station.
          So let’s make this happen, real soon. I sure enjoy the concerts you both put together at night. I should be doing other things, but this day I do not want to end. I am savoring every minute, second. Such a lovely day, smooth night.
          Carry on, ladies.

    • 304 prettyfoot58
      October 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm


  71. 307 vcprezofan2
    October 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Here’s the latest Louie L. I must say I’ve appreciated all of his political videos this election – short and generally to the point.

  72. October 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  73. October 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Ok, I am sorry but this is where we fall out! IDRIS ELBA BELONGS TO ME!!!!!

    • 313 desertflower
      October 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      You may have a serious fight on your hands from some of us here…..my goodness. Kind of takes your breath away, doesn’t it? I could do without the mustache though. Just sayin’…

    • 314 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      You may have a battle on your hands there…

  74. 315 collegekay
    October 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  75. 317 forus50
    October 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Why Romney isn’t Rigging Voting Machines (and why rumors of that is a form of voter suppression).

    I firmly believe that the Obama campaign of 2012 knows every detail in every precinct just as they did in every swing state in 2008. I was part of a team of Voter Protection in Indiana (with my two attorney friends) at one polling location on election day. We had to attend a 2 hour training in Chicago with hundreds of other attorneys covering Indiana. We had hotline numbers to call which were instantly picked up. Every precinct has poll watchers in addition as well as equal Dem and Republican poll workers.

  76. October 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  77. 319 desertflower
    October 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    It’s getting difficult to post for me here…too many videos? Computer takes forever to load……

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