Rise and Shine: The International Front Pages

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389 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The International Front Pages”

  1. 1 Pamela
    November 8, 2012 at 10:09 am


    • 2 Pamela
      November 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

      {{{{{{Chipsticks! You sure can cook up a fine petite dejeuner! 😆

    • 3 vcprezofan2
      November 8, 2012 at 10:11 am

      {{{Pamela}}} Morning, Gurl! Well done! 😆

    • 5 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Pamela congrats on #1!!

    • November 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Moooooorning Pamela, morning everrrrrrryone!

      • 8 Pamela
        November 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

        Chipsticks, you are staggeringly a marvel! You have done a days work here already (I suspect some may have wondered if you were sleeping in) anyway! One of my brothers asked me yesterday if I thought the ethers felt different, and I said For Sure… What I think it was is now pictured here in every country around the planet: joy, love, relief! How wonderful to be alive in these times, and to be a part of the Love Wave! Thank you, thank you so very much!

        • November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

          So well said, Pamela. The “love wave”. How appropriate! When I think of the consequences if the alternative had happened, and the message that it would have sent to the next generation and the one after that about hate, prejudice, misogyny dishonest and bullying – there is a lot to be thankful for with this victory!

          And congratulations on first place. 🙂

        • 10 susanne
          November 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

          ‘the ethers felt different’—so true! it’s that breath of fresh air, when the wind changes, and the clean fresh scent of hope and promise fills us all with vitality, joy, relief. thanks for pointing this out. i’d felt it, but hadn’t reckoned with it, and it’s important!

          • 11 Left-Indie
            November 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

            Thanks Chips for those headlines. Two things are lovely to see this week: supporter’s reaction, and rethug meltdown and circular firing.

      • November 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        Not morning, but evening Chips. . . slowly going thru all the wonderful newspaper headlines for our wonderful President. This is the most awesome coverage!! BTW, I love the last front page!! … You are literally killing me! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 13 Smoothscotch
      November 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Good morning, 1st.

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Congrats on 1st, Pamela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 15 vcprezofan2
    November 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Morning Ms Chips and all TODobots! Obamas and Bidens are in the House. Life’s good.

  3. 16 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 8, 2012 at 10:10 am


  4. 17 Nena20409
    November 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Oh what a beautiful Morning. Oh what a beautiful day. I’ve got a wonderful feeling. Everything thing is moving


    Good Morning all. Happy Thursday.

    Thank you all for making my mind and heart calm and happy.

  5. 18 GGail
    November 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks and TOD family!
    I woke up early this morning and have been waiting and waiting for Rise and Shine 🙂

    We are so blessed to have President Obama, VP Biden and CHIPSTICKS for 4 MORE years!!!!!!!

  6. November 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful compilation of International papers. I’m on such a high.

    On another note, what the hell is happening here in Florida? Why can’t we just finish counting the g-d votes?!!

    Morning all!

  7. 26 vcprezofan2
    November 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    What a treat for the eyes! Thanks Chips! Now off I go to the doctor with a huge grin. Have a good morning, everyone!

    • 27 amk for obama
      November 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Say What ? So you lied to me about seeing the doctor last week ?

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        Well! What an accusation to greet me with on my return! Such mistrust – min! 🙄 🙄 For the record, I went to the doctor (at a nearby clinic) last Saturday after having an unplanned meeting with the off-the-wall bookcase and at the insistence of friends here and at home! Today’s visit had been previously scheduled with my regular doctor, in order to refill a prescription – something they apparently no longer do over the phone. In fact, part of my reason for hesitating on Saturday was because I knew I had this one coming up, but you all convinced me that head injuries were not something to play around with. One of the things that upsets ME most is being lied to so….. NOW, sir, I won’t accept anything but a WRITTEN apology! Humpfffff! Mistrustful min!!!!

  8. 29 Smoothscotch
    November 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Good morning everyone, all rested and ready.

  9. 30 Nena20409
    November 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Lady Chips……You are Smoking this Morning.

    You are continuously painting a beautiful picture with your Fingers and putting smiley face all over the GLOBE for TODers every where.

    A tip of my hat to YOU, Lady Chipsticks. Thank you for the joy that you bring daily……Thanks.

  10. 31 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone. What an excellent collection of newspaper front page headlines/photos – thanks Chips!! 🙂

  11. November 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

    This photo will be one of my favourites ever. I have never seen a ‘first couple’ embrace like this in my lifetime, not even Ronnie and Nancy.

  12. 33 japa21
    November 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

    It is wonderful seeing the international reaction. I well remember the international newspapers the day Bush won re-election. The general response was “WTF is wrong with Americans?”
    Well, now the world knows that most Americans are sane.

  13. 38 Kreen
    November 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Morning TOD family!!!!!

  14. November 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Excellent piece from PBO’s principal pollster. He unpacks all the evidence:

    Values, Not Demographics, Won the Election
    Published: November 7, 2012

    MUCH of the coverage of Tuesday’s results has focused on the strength of Barack Obama’s coalition — minorities, women and young voters. But that analysis misses the real point. The contours of the 2012 presidential race were shaped less by the country’s changing demographics than by the underlying attitudes and values of American voters, who are always far more complex than they appear to pollsters.

    The president’s victory was a triumph of vision, not of demographics. He won because he articulated a set of values that define an America that the majority of us wish to live in: A nation that makes the investments we need to strengthen and grow the middle class. A nation with a fair tax system, and affordable and excellent education for all its citizens. A nation that believes that we’re most prosperous when we recognize that we are all in it together.


    • 40 4morefor44
      November 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

      that’s a great article from inside the obama brain trust. all anyone needs to know about how this election was won.

    • 41 amk for obama
      November 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

      What a great read. Thanks ut.

      • 42 amk for obama
        November 8, 2012 at 11:26 am

        oops. Thanks meta. (insert sheepish grin. No Chips, you really don’t have to do it.)

      • 47 amk for obama
        November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

        Moreover, Mr. Obama’s strength on the economy was not about “empathy,” as many experts asserted. Rather, for average working-class and middle-class Americans who have believed for nearly a decade that the economic system in America had fallen out of balance for people like them, the president’s personal story and policies engendered trust because they connected with voters’ lives, aspirations, and beliefs about what it would take to create the future they wanted. That trust was the central economic test in this election.

        Oh yeah. Trust. He loads of them to dispense.

        • 48 theo67
          November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

          The very first time I heard that older man say he trusted President Obama right after they launched the campaign in the summer, I knew that something really special was happening. Who talks about trust and politicians in the same breath? And the word kept coming up over and over again. His authenticity and his ability to keep his word (or try everything in his power to do so) allowed people to trust him, and his inherent goodness shines through. We are all so lucky to have him.

    • 49 andogriff
      November 8, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Thanks for the article, meta… very good read!

    • 50 utaustinliberal
      November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

      What a fantastic read. Great behind the scenes look.

    • 51 nathkatun7
      November 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks for the article, meta! I am glad I was not alone in de-emphasizing race and demographics. To be sure demographic played a role especially in states like NV, VA, CO and CA. But President Obama won by much higher percentages in States like VT, that have fewer people of color. This over emphasis on demographics is an insidious way of trying to delegitimize the President in the eyes of white voters. I don’t recall any one going on and on when other Presidents won about who voted for them. By the way, Bill Clinton won two terms without ever winning the majority of white voters.

  15. 52 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

      He was/is a wonderful O’supporter! His optimism was/is incredible. Just thanked him on Twitter.

    • 57 57andfemale
      November 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

      I just heard that they won’t have the final results until Saturday.

      • 58 hopefruit2
        November 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

        Obama will still be ahead, probably by an even larger margin than he is now. So they can delay and postpone until their bread gets moldy and milk turns sour. Obama will win.

        • 59 57andfemale
          November 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

          Oh, I’m not the least bit concerned. I just want to see those 332 EV.

          And we HAVE won. There’s nothing they can do about it. Watching FL still be a clusterf*** and not have it matter – priceless.

          • 60 hopefruit2
            November 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

            True – I also want to see 332 🙂

          • 64 Obama Grandmama
            November 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

            i would like to know the final count on the senior vote in FL as unless they are the very wealthy they were totally voting against their own best interests if they voted for Romney. I know seniors here in OR that did just that though. Their ears, eyes, and minds were closed to actual facts and processing them. CHANGE was not in their vocabulary whereas rigidity and history dictated what they were about.

    • 65 amk for obama
      November 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

  16. 66 donna dem 4 obama
    November 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Outstanding Rise and Shine Ms. Chips!

    I came home last night and passed out from exhaustion. I think I slept 12 hours last night 🙂

    I must say that Sasha is really a cutie pie but Ms. Malia is growing into an absolutely beautiful young lady. Daddy President is gonna need to use that SS assistance for that girl. 😉 She is stunning already and is only 14 years old! What a beautiful First Family we have.

    I’m gonna spend today catching up.

    Have a great O’Day Everyone!

    • November 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Morning Donna! I was the same yesterday, like a zombie! Emotionally drained, as I’m sure everyone is. What a glorious week.

    • November 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Donna, I’m so incredibly grateful for all the leadership you showed throughout the campaign. You lead the way with sanity and good advice and I thank you for it from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been sustained by adrenalin for the past two days, which is slowly ebbing away. Now the tiredness is seeping in and I find myself falling asleep at the oddest times. Should be on an even keep soon.

      • 69 amk for obama
        November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

        gin & tonic, jackie ? 🙂

      • 70 susanne
        November 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

        amen, jackie! donna and you and theo and meta and pamela and hz and soooo many here kept us from flying off the handle again and again. this is a deeply sane place, and it’s an excellent example of pbo’s philosophy at work: it’s all of us together that makes it beautiful! and to chips, eternal gratitude for making it so.

    • 71 a4alice
      November 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Yes I felt the same way and I think I passed out last night about 8:30 and just stayed asleep until this morning. which is weird. I’m usually up and down. But I did want to say thank you Donna for your great spirit and support and keeping us going! Now we can relax for a week and then start thinking about the 2014 elections!

    • 72 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      This is why I took Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday off. I knew my adrenaline would only start fading late last night and I’d need today to just work my way back up to normal. Luckily – tomorrow’s Friday and then there’s a whole weekend of recovery, catch up, etc.

    • 73 Obama Grandmama
      November 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      It is catching up with me today right when I need to get ready for company this weekend. Election night was funny for me. I am a widow and live alone so that was normal. My 4 grown kids and their spouses are all Dems and were voting Obama but they live all over the country and world.

      Election night found me here with you on the blog with MSNBC results coming in on tv. At the same time I was getting calls from my Dem friends that have been talking and working on the election with. I had both my landline and my cell phone ringing so I was going from one to the other. When PBO actually won it was even crazier. My daughter-in-law and I get on the phone to congratulate each other and just scream when it is announced. My granddaughter said to her mother in ’08 “What’s wrong Mommy?” This time around she is ten and a little while after I was on the phone with her mommy she called me on her phone screaming too. She was following her mom’s lead. How fun!

  17. 74 amk for obama
    November 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Oh, yeah. ?

    Take that.

  18. November 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    And thank you Chips for the international flavour this morning. Best line….Hope …Nope

  19. 86 sabreen60
    November 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Good Morning TOD & Ms. Chips. I simply love the headlines especially: “Obama Wins; planet relieved”! Thanks again for all you do Ms. Chips. The word “thanks” seems so inadequate. Really I don’t have the words to express how I feel about The Obama Diary.

  20. 90 amk for obama
    November 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Love the OBAMAGIC. Clevah.

  21. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    November 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Oh, Chips, good morning to ya! These int’l front pages made my little heart glad.

    Obama II – love that!

  22. November 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Chips, glorious collection of front pages, thank you!

    h/t ThePoliticalCarnival.net

    David Letterman says goodbye to Robme

    • 104 a4alice
      November 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

      that was perfect!

    • 105 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      I am so glad that we never have to see him or hear him again. I only wish we could be saying the same for Paul Ryan, but clearly, President Obama still has more work to do on that front smacking him down and pointing out his inadequacies and incompetence. I’ll enjoy that. Karma was busy this election.

      • 106 walter jackson
        November 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        I don’t think Paul Ryan will be around much longer. It’s hard to look people in the face afte you lied about so much. Sarah Palin was lucky she was not in the house. and went on her nutball binge. John McCain is slowly going insane, so Paul wll leave in shame.

    • 107 susanne
      November 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      this is just what i needed this morning! last night, our little dance party here shook the tension out of my body, and now this hilarity just shook the clamp off my mind–the guy was an idiot, and now he’s gone. hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. 108 utaustinliberal
    November 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

    It always amazes yet humbles me how the whole world follows our politics and elections closely. The whole world was on the edge of their seats in 2008 and in 2012. The whole world was pretty much begging America to get it right again. If they could vote, Pres. Obama would blow the popular and electoral college votes out of the water. The newspapers are such a beautiful sight to behold.

    p.s. I particularly love the newspapers from India. They have catchy headlines, bylines and catchy play on words scattered around the front pages.

    • 109 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2012 at 10:40 am


    • 110 0388jojothecat
      November 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

      The world knows what a clusterf##k Bush was and was shaking in their boots that the american people would put someone else just like him or his old cabinet back into office. It might be a little over the top but, I believe OFA , the Unions, and President Obama’s political team saved the world from a sure apocalyse.

      • 111 theo67
        November 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

        It’s not over the top. Look at how the 2000 & 2004 elections caused global havoc, which many are still digging out of to this day. The world gets affected by what happens here.

        • 112 susanne
          November 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

          so true–it feels like hubris to say it, but we are indeed pivotal in this world. best way to deal with that, as pbo has shown, is humility, generosity, and work. oh, and laughter!

  24. 113 xtine
    November 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    “Obama Sultan of Swing State” — Deccan Chronicle. 🙂

  25. 119 dotster3
    November 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Love seeing the world reaction and the front pages. This one said it all: “Obama wins; planet relieved.”

  26. 120 utaustinliberal
    November 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Just saw the Dubya headline. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…… I can laugh now since we’ve thankfully made the right choice again….but oh the horror of those 8 years. The HORROR!!!

  27. 121 Judith Fardig
    November 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    The whole world is as relieved and thrilled as we are (ok – maybe not Pakistan). All that hard work and busting the piggy bank paid off. Are we going to have a TOD meet-up in DC during Inauguration weekend? Is there another concert? My husband and I made our reservations to fly from Portland to DC for President Obama’s second inauguration – can’t wait!!!

  28. 123 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Father First: Cute Daddy-Daughter Moment Caught on Camera During Obama’s Victory Speech


    That’s Sasha for you – I actually saw when she did that 🙂

    • November 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Loved that moment Hopefruit, cutest ever – what a thoughtful girl she is!

    • 127 amk for obama
      November 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

      So cute. Hey dad, remember me ?

      I bet he is the spoiler in the family. Just like me.

    • 128 Kreen
      November 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Yes I saw that too. Sweet he loves and listens to his kids. They have a say and are as thoughtful as their parents. You can also see on the clip that michelle gives sasha a reinforcing, good job caress right afterwards. Beautiful well rounded and genuine family

    • 129 susanne
      November 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      i’d been pondering the world’s newspapers leading their pbo wins story with a picture of the family–not just the pres and veep, but the whole first family, informally gathered together there. you get at the answer to this puzzle, hopefruit–there’s such a genuine goodness here. regardless of all the rwnj narrative that’s been spewed, and the punditariat’s droning on, we trust pbo because we can see, we can feel, we just know he’s good. he’s a decent, solid, dependable man. politicians like to stick their families up front to make them look like what pob actually is–trustworthy. those girls tell the story without saying a word.

  29. 130 utaustinliberal
    November 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

  30. 138 utaustinliberal
    November 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    You guys have got to see this. 😆

  31. November 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I especially love, “Obama wins; planet is relieved.”

  32. 141 utaustinliberal
    November 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

  33. 142 jacquelineoboomer
    November 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Just sent a link to this post, too, to that wonderful Obama supporter “canadabarb4obama” – she’s still running into RWNJs on her cruise and in the various North American ports, and continues to take down as many of them as she can! Actually, from what I hear, she’s been frosted for half of the cruise and – since Tuesday night – weepin’ !! Thanks to ALL of our international O’supporters for rallying with us throughout this campaign, especially my dear O’sister Barb.

    • 143 amk for obama
      November 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Poor gal. You go on a cruise and bam, the rwnj’s are there too. Throw her a lifeboat and then we will send throw an iceberg right front of that ship.

      • 144 jacquelineoboomer
        November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

        It’s already been near ice, and that didn’t get ’em off the ship! She even ran into the RWNJs in a restaurant on dry land in the Deep South, sitting in a booth. Her big guy husband almost took ’em down, but luckily he didn’t because they’re gun toters and Bible clutchers, dontcha know.

        • 145 amk for obama
          November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

          Thankfully they are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

          • 146 jacquelineoboomer
            November 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

            Yes, and hopefully they’ll find their own planet upon which to dwell.

            I’m concentrating, from this point on, on all the good in our country … starting from the family in the White House.

        • 147 theo67
          November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

          Goodness gracious – they sound like neanderthals, these right wingers! I hope she’s still enjoying the journey. Just think, they right wingers have been totally diminished during the course of that trip with Romney’s stunning defeat – they are down to just the screaming banshees, at this point.

          • 148 jacquelineoboomer
            November 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

            I will send your “totally diminished” comments to her! She’s hanging in there, enjoying most of it, especially the stopover in D.C. and near the White House!

            • 149 theo67
              November 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

              Oh – yeah for her! What a wonderful ending to the trip – stopping by/near the White House!

              • 150 jacquelineoboomer
                November 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

                It was more in the middle, but she loved it and was there the day before the election.

                • 151 theo67
                  November 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

                  So she still got a little of the magic. Can’t wait for her to come back and regale us with stories of her brave struggle aboard the cruiseship RWNJ.

  34. 152 donna dem 4 obama
    November 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

    True Confessions: 😉

    I’ve watched the beginning of the acceptance speech where the family comes on stage and the crowd goes crazy like 15 times. I’m completely obsessed! I love this Family!!!!

    • 153 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      I watched the beginning and the end with the families about 20 times last night. Rewinding, pausing, smiling, clapping. I plan to watch some more…

  35. 154 Bill R.
    November 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I read some Italian newspapers online and watched a little of news reports on Italian television (RAI). Italia is ecstatic about President Obama’s re-election, even with all their problems.

    • 155 taiping1
      November 8, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Mitt endeared himself to the Italians by attacking President Obama over allowing Fiat to takeover Chrysler in his lies about Jerp going to China. Don’t think any Eurozone country liked Mitt. Cameron was quick to tweet congratulations. Mitt did such a great job in uniting UK around the Olympics and alienating all.

  36. November 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

    DWS to be on MSNBC shortly, discussing Florida.
    I think this interview is the beginning of her Campaign for Governor.
    Wouldn’t that be awesome?

  37. 161 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Glorious front pages! The Free Press Journal from India with the “Hope”/ “Nope” graphics had me cracking up.

    I love that so many of the covers featured the embraces of PBO and Michelle — both the retweeted one, and the one on Election Night. It’s beautiful that their love is such a big part of this story.

    BTW, it was soooo nice to watch tv last night and this morning and see NO POLITICAL ADS, woot! Everything just feels calmer, more peaceful, and more optimistic.

    Ready to go for 4 More Years!

    • November 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

      GM everyone. Thanks for the wonderful front pages Chips.

    • 164 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      I really love that picture of Michelle hugging President Obama from behind him. I hunted down the shot in the video, and that photographer was on the ball, because it lasted for the briefest of seconds, because he was walking forward and then he grabbed Michelle’s hands behind him – it was just like a teenage couple. Just the sweetest of moments. I’m so glad we get to watch them for another four years.

  38. November 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • 168 a4alice
      November 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Nice to know that good will prevail. I’m glad those young people did that to counter hate.

    • 169 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Wow – I hadn’t heard about that racist tantrum on Tuesday night. i’m sure we’ll be seeing outbursts like that from now to the inauguration. Too bad they can’t do anything about it… He’s a two-term President from here to eternity, and the history books will reflect that fact and his full record, no matter what Michelle Bachmann’s intentions were.

  39. November 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

  40. November 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Oh Chips, I was totally unprepared for that last front page 🙂 Oh Dubya…not missed at all 🙂

  41. 181 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I hope we get to see some of the background footage from Election Day like what we saw in 2008. Things like the President awaiting the results, etc. I also haven’t seen anything with Mama Robinson or PBO’s sister Maya and her family. I’m totally obsessed. 😆

    • 182 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      I saw Mama Robinson on the night – she was on the stage with the family in the gathering at the end. I didn’t see Maya or her family, though. (I’m totally obsessed, too…) 🙂

      • 183 utaustinliberal
        November 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        Maya and her family were there. I saw Pres. Obama hugging her and she was beaming from ear to ear.

        • 184 theo67
          November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          I’m so glad – she’s absolutely lovely. The thing I loved most about Tuesday’s victory for President Obama is that those who love him and surround him could get some comfort that everything and every slight that he’s had to endure is appreciated by the majority of the country.

          I recall that she was once speaking somewhere in DC and when the audience was cheering about her brother, she said “I hope you mean it”. I’m sure Maya and Michelle are just relieved that President Obama has endured these horrendous attacks and worked so hard, and it wasn’t in vain. People are grateful.

  42. November 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Btw, Me and my 91 yr old mom lost power for five days in NJ and phone, internet, cable for another 4. The good news is at our adult community, the main clubhouse was heated by generator so at least we had some place warm to go to during the day. I also met a lot of my neighbors which I had never connected with before, including Barney Frank’s 92 yr old, very vibrant Aunt who lives nearby. When she told us who she was, I squealed like a fangirl and asked, “did you go to his wedding?” She had gone and Barney honored her with a toast. Turns out my mom said that Barney was always one of my deceased Dad’s favorite politicians, who knew?
    And many, many heartfelt thanks to Chips for this site. I told Barney’s Aunt and her daughter about this site and encouraged them to check it out.

    • 186 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Sounds like you guys made lemonade out of the lemons handed to you all in NJ – your resilience has been awe-inspiring. Glad you had a warm place to go, and I hope things are on the upswing.

    • 187 susanne
      November 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      glad you made it through the storm, edwina. stay safe, and welcome back to the interweb!

  43. November 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Oh my, thank you Miss Chips for the collection of world newspaper covers/headlines. The world was ‘waiting to exhale’, along with the
    rest of us. Iam still pinching myself to make sure this is not a dream. TOD we are the luckiest people in the world…POTUS and FLOTUS are ours.

    Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day,I’ve got that wonderful feeling, everything’s……….(you know the rest) 🙂

  44. 194 taiping1
    November 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thanks again Chips for your incredible blog and nurturing, sustaining the TOD community. You are so much a part of this victory. #Forward.

  45. 196 andogriff
    November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Morning TOD, morning Ms Chips! Thanks for this brilliant collection of headlines… had to share with my list of folks! Had a bit more sleep last night, not so hazy today! Was so much fun staying up late with all of you wonderful people! Thanks again to you, Ms Chips for inviting us all to the party!

    • November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Morning andogriff!!! Glad to hear you’re not so hazy, I have to confess I’m still all blurry! Thanks a MILLION, a pleasure hanging out with you and the rest of the gang!

    • 201 daisydem
      November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

      So I am not the only one? Much better today; going to go to lunch and for a walk with some shopping mixed in with a long time friend. I did not sleep the night of the election; reaction, emotion then my son did some sleepwalking, which scared me and I could not go back to sleep. Took the day off work but did nothing except go on the blogs and FB (from which I removed two people, unfortunately one being my nephew), so I did not even feel celebratory. Today I feel celebratory and not just for the President, but for Elizabeth Warren, Alan Grayson, Castro, Tammy Duckworth … can’t wait to have them in Congress! Can.not.wait!

  46. November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Next week, the President hoes on a big 5 Day Trade Mission to Cambodia.

  47. 208 daisydem
    November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thank you so much Chips! I love with all my heart seeing the newspapers/the headlines from across the world. I never knew until this President how much this means. They love him and the ones who may not “love” him at least like and respect him enough to want to work with him.

    I am naive in fiscal matters and I used to feel a certain American supremacy; I no longer feel that; until I was reading and researching and campaigning for Obama in 2008 did I realize how much our economy is tied to, in fact some people say it runs, the economy of the world. How not only our Dow can drop when something happens here, but it is felt around the world economically.

    I love that they love him and that he is ours, and he is theirs! When I travelled abroad for the very first time in my life almost 3 years ago now, people finding out we were Americans wanted to ask us about, talk about Obama. And the feeling was positive. Just look at those newspaper headlines! Thanks for posting them for us to take in.

  48. 211 Mae who love our CIC
    November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hi TODers,
    Need your help for a resolution to a donation issue. To be honest, I have not enjoyed the celebrations.
    I made a donation of 25.00 and the amount from my account is 586.00, therefore,a great discrepancy. Who did you contact and how was the issue resolved? My credit union, can’t help me because Organizing for America would have to correct it.
    I have emailed and I have called 855 856-22620 and 312 698-3670 but no one has gotten back to me since last Friday. The call center said that they would have to relay this issue to Finance. I know that we had to reelect our President but I am mad about no one contacting me to resolve it.
    Thanks for your help.

    • 212 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Someone else posted here a few weeks ago that they had a very rapid response to a similar mistake. Given that the campaign has been a little busy (!) the last few days, you may try again today or tomorrow – I’m sure they’ll be very eager to help correct the issue – and then you can get back to celebrating.

    • 214 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Mae, That is a huge discrepancy and it sounds like a clerical error in the OFA accounting department or a banking error.
      How did you make the donation – online, or via paper check?

    • 217 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      For a loss of 586.00, I’d call the White House Communications Office directly (forget the campaign), I’m pretty sure.

      • 218 carolyn
        November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

        I posted about a mistake about a month ago. I emailed the address on the donation page regarding discrepancies. I got an email the next day, and the refund was in my account within three days. I’m sure their business office wilbe back functioning by today. Email the again. They will refund your money.l

  49. November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I don’t know who made this blog possible but i must say it’s the best ever, i’ve been following this blog for years and i’ve been sharing what i learn and read and see here with others and all my friends love what i offer thanks to the Excellent folks who post here, again i LOVE you all and thanks for the laughs and the tears, and for being here.

    • 222 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks for weighing in, Sully. Have you calmed your nerves yet?

      • 223 TrumpDog
        November 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

        Yeah it’s truly hard for me to take him seriously after his psychotic-like breakdown.

        • 224 jacquelineoboomer
          November 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

          And he was really an O’supporter, for a while there. I’m kinda done with him.

          • 225 COS
            November 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

            Sully was a fair weather supporter. When things were going well he was fine. He really disappointed me when he turned on PBO with major drama after the first debate. A true friend or supporter do not kick you when you are down; they do all they can to lift you up in a positive way.

  50. 226 JER
    November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Chips: Thanks you so much for being here for us. The international headlines are great.

  51. November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

  52. 242 Nena20409
    November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    BTW…..when I first saw the wonderful headlines and pictorials from around the world, I swear, I didn’t see the GW Bush post.

    As I am reading what other had to say, I saw comments about GW Bush…..then I went back up and there was GW Bush.

    So my question is was it there originally or did I just not notice for my dislike of GW Bush? Hmmmmmm as Jodi Kantor would write.

  53. November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Thank You for this Excellent blog. I have been following for years and it only got better. I Love you all. Thank You for the Laughs and the Tears and most of all for allowing to being a part of Obamas victory through You…. Thank You.

  54. 250 theo67
    November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Someone was asking where they can request tickets to the inauguration the other day. You can contact your congressman/woman or Senator – they have enabled requests on their websites.

  55. November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    mitt and rove game plan got blown out of the water, he though he was going to win ohio because of the white vote and he wasn’t sure about florida so he had rick scott to rig the election

    • 256 Nena20409
      November 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      That is what I believe too. But I also believe that OH sos and Gov were did something. Pres Obama led by 3-6% in likely vote in OH and the final Tuesday result is short of that. TBGOPers tried to steal the election in OH as they did in 2004…..that was why Karl Rove was so Carzied on Tuesday and he didn’t believe the result…..their machines and calculation software were exposed ahead of time.

      • 257 Nena20409
        November 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        Crazied……playing off on the word…..crazy.

      • 258 amk for obama
        November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

        See maddow piece below where a voter caught the fucking voting machine flipping his PBO vote to the vulture capitalist. Tally was absolutely right about these fixed voting machines. I truly believe that the final PV lead for PBO is really over 5 points.

      • 259 57andfemale
        November 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        PBO over-performed everywhere but OH. I’ve been thinking the same thing, too. I didn’t think we’d get FL; but after the determination of Floridians to vote there was a limited amount of shenanigans they were going to get away with.

        OH is a different story, however. However, a Clinton appointee ripped Husted apart in court yesterday. Yes, it’s after the fact but it shows a robust response.

    • 261 amk for obama
      November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Yup. In India, we have a constitutionally mandated Central Election Commission, which has got enormous power over federal and state governments. Their main mandate – Free and fair elections. All pols are afraid of that commission getting on the wrong side during the elections since they can take them off the ballot just like that and no one can do anything about it.

    • November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Watched that segment. A lot of my patrons wonder the same thing, why there isn’t a federal election standard. I think that’s something that PBO will hammer the GOP with for the next 2 years in the run up to the midterms.

  56. 265 1jam4pbo
    November 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you America, Thank you Miss Chips for this wonderful place you have created and Thanks to all you Obama Warriors who gave your all to the re-election of President Obama. The World thanks you, We can Breathe Again.

    Wonderful front pages Miss Chips, Thank you.

  57. 266 japa21
    November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Another reason to get ready to celebrate. After all, despite all the recent celebrations one can never celebrate too much. Later today or tomorrow morning at the latest, TOD hits 15 million hits. Get the cheese curls ready.

  58. 272 daisydem
    November 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I kind of wish I was with Elizabeth Warren today so I could hug her and say how happy so very many Americans are that she won! Can’t wait to know she is on that train, (or in a car) heading for her first day in D.C. God Bless that woman.

    • 273 4morefor44
      November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      part of being a presidential candidate is having the ability to generate genuine enthusiasm from people. this clip shows elizabeth warren has what it takes and i really want her as our candidate in 2016. she’s the perfect person to carry on the work president obama has been doing. he gave her the chance to shine on the national stage, as john kerry did for barack, and she’s just knocked it out of the park!!

      her last debate with the male model was one of the best debate performances i’ve ever seen from anyone…ever. total political rockstar!

  59. 275 Rita
    November 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Did you all see this? Sasha tugging on her Dad’s jacket and telling him to look behind him:


  60. 280 Ladyhawke
    November 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm


    Boehner tells Obama, My offer is this: nothing

    By Steve Benen


    In Boehner’s idea of a “deal,” Republicans would agree to close some unnamed tax loopholes and end some unnamed deductions, but only if Democrats give them entitlement cuts and more tax breaks through tax “reform.”

    Boehner realizes that Romney lost, right?

    Kevin Drum makes a persuasive case that the Speaker’s opening bid won’t last.

    [It’s] bluster and Boehner knows it. On January 1st, the Bush tax cuts expire. They’re gone. At that point, Boehner & Co. can agree to a deal that lowers taxes for everyone on all income under $250,000, or they can hold out for a deal that lowers taxes for everyone and lowers taxes on income over $250,000 back to Bush-era levels. However, if they refuse to make a deal, then no one gets a tax cut, and they’ll be crucified by public opinion for protecting the rich.



    • 281 57andfemale
      November 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      They are completely unprepared for the PBO they will face in his second term. I felt it like a rumble through the earth Tuesday night. They are not going to know what hit him.

      Now, he’s going to say that we all have to get along. The whiny left better not implode over what is obviously a ploy, and a standard to set. But he’s not going to give them stuff up front. And there will be tax increases on the millionaires who have grown richer and more in number through the worst recession since the Great Depression.

      It’s a different PBO. And they’re not ready.

  61. 283 amk for obama
    November 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I leave you with sweet schadenfreude of mittbot’s utter failure ‘team’ vs the brilliantest campaign team.


    Gunnite folks. (Happy Chips???)

  62. November 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Wonderful! God bless America and all the people that voted! What a tough campaign for Mr. Obama —who emerged the clear VICTOR! God bless the First Family of America and the Vice President Family –the Bidens—-we love you all!!! ❤ Results: A very happy nation and world.

  63. November 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Planning has already started for Obama to be sworn into his second term — with the date a historic footnote.

    The 57th presidential inauguration is to take place on Jan. 21. Say what? The 20th Amendment to the Constitution in 1933 set the date at noon Jan. 20.

    Why the next day? According to the House/Senate committee handling inauguration ceremonies, the 2013 inauguration marks the seventh time since 1933 that Jan. 20 in an inauguration year has landed on a Sunday.


  64. November 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Great comment from Al Giordano: Limbaugh also wants to know why Romney got two million fewer votes than McCain got four years ago. Where did those two million people go? Rush, let me introduce you to something called the obituary pages…

    • 292 lovingandlaughing
      November 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      That is great tien le and probably completely true! I was not expecting that….the obituary pages. Most especially the obituary pages from old Caucasian men!

    • 293 susanne
      November 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      hilarious!!!!!! obituary pages, and maybe some self-deported to that moon colony grinch started up.

  65. November 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  66. 296 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm


    That is all!

  67. 297 jacquelineoboomer
    November 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Margaret and Helen do it, again! (So funny they claim “Cavuto” only has to use one name!)

    “Like a zoo, Fox News isn’t so scary once you realize the animals can’t get out of their cages

    … I was surprised to see so many animals that I thought were long ago extinct. There was angry, old Lou Dobbs plodding around mumbling something about voter fraud and immigrants and Mike Huckabee being all folksy and jolly. And there was Oliver North, Liz Cheney, Haley Barbour and even Geraldo Rivera who now just goes by Geraldo like Madonna, Cher and Cavuto … ”

    More at: http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/11/08/4033/

  68. November 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks Chips such a great collection of how the whole world looks at us.

    • November 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Magnificent. TY, BWD!!

    • 302 57andfemale
      November 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      This was a fantastic read, bwd.

    • 304 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      I actually liked the comments far more than the article itself. This one stood out for me:

      “I really admired President Obama. He has had to navigate the dangerous shoals of the racial division in our culture. So I think as a survival technique, he must assess with an intelligent detachment where he stands in any given social situation. Appearing to be cool, civil and polite has been instilled in his behavior from an early age living on the cusp of the color line all his life. But don’t let that calm exterior fool you. I still remember while he was attending the annual White House dinner for correspondents. He was laughing as Jim Kimmel roasted him, any Navy SEALS were in flight toward the hide-out of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He also has the heart of a predator. It just comes with the office. Like James Bond, a president has the license to kill. It suits him perfectly. That’s not a moral judgment. It’s just a job description. And Obama took out Osama while he laughed at himself. His public performance qualifies for one of JFK’s profile in courage and Papa Hemingway’s credo of grace under pressure. I was awarded in September, 2010, a disability due to my exposure to Agent Orange while serving as a medical corpsman in Vietnam. President Obama got the VA bureaucracy to recognize my heart condition as a legitimate claim for compensation. So after over four decades of indifference, the government that sent me to Vietnam finally acknowledged its contractual obligation to me. There are around a 1000,000 Vietnam vets who suffers from my heart disease, of which around 68,000 are still alive. I still remember opening up the envelope and reading the official letter from the VA. Overwhelmed by emotion,I sat down in a chair and cried in the kitchen. And it wasn’t just about the monthly VA check I would be getting to make up the lost income in my Social Security check having been penalized for taking an early retirement after my two heart attacks. I was finally getting some much needed emotional closure on the saddest year of my life as a young man. That was priceless. And of course I voted for him. That’s the least I could do for him given what he has done for him. So he has true compassion yet also the heart of a predator. That’s quite a balancing act. He’s probably the best president I’ve ever seen occupying the Oval Office. We’re lucky to have him.

      Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/11/obamas-political-intelligence.html#ixzz2Bf6qPAYF

      • 305 utaustinliberal
        November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Wow. The comment shows that it matters; it truly matters what president we elect. Policies affect people. Policies aren’t just abstract. They affect everyday people in countless ways. So happy we chose the right man again. What a compassionate and fundamentally decent human being.

  69. 307 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  70. November 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Now put the results in a time capsule? Lol!

    Where are the results?

  71. 311 57andfemale
    November 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Sometimes in the midst of my euphoria, I get a new knot in my stomach: how could Mitt get anywhere close to the Presidency? How can such breathtakingly stupid people in the Republican party be anywhere near the levers of power?

    So Mitt lied to his fat cat donors about ‘winning’. Everyone, including people who should know better like the [2008] Chuck Todd all decided to believe the campaign. Delusions. Lies. Unbelievable belief in fantasy over reality.

    The knot in my stomach: when I ponder that Mitt Romney and his deluded entourage would sit across the table from world leaders and be expected to understand the issues before him, much less lead.

    It’s breathtakingly terrifying.

    • November 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      “It’s breathtakingly terrifying.”

      Yes, it is.

      A key to the answer to your “How” …. just look at the electoral map. We have not come close to ending the Civil War. Education, renewable energy systems manufacturing jobs in those states are essential to doing so.


    • 316 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      What’s even more frightening is that the Fox folks were in a state of shock over the loss. I always believed that they knew they were lying, and they didn’t really believe the drivel they spouted daily on that network. The fact that they were in such a state of delusion and/or corruption was jarring, because it means that there really was no-one at the wheel of that loony bus. I had started to guess that Ann and Willard were Fox news fans and really believed the lies about President Obama – but it seems the entire right wing is crazy, not just craven.

      • 317 susanne
        November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

        ‘the entire right wing is crazy, not just craven.’
        that, my friend, is the whole sad story.

        although another interpretation came to mind: they thought they’d bought and paid for that election, and they couldn’t believe it wasn’t delivered. like, they ordered dinner from room service, and instead the fumigator guy showed up.

        • 318 theo67
          November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

          Good analysis. I think the psychosis overrode the corruption. They did think they’d bought the election, but they also somehow believe their own lies.

  72. 319 Nena20409
    November 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I was wondering…….did any of YOU see Maya Setoro Ng, pres Obama’s little sister on Tuesday night? I thought I had seen her husband……I am not sure on that…..But I never saw Maya and I didn’t see her two kids.

    Maya was not as visible as she was in 2008. I did see her on TV giving a speech with Michelle’s brother. But that was it.

    • November 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      I had the same thought but I watched the speech again last night and I saw her for a brief moment at the very end as they were leaving the stage. But I didn’t see her children.

      • 321 Nena20409
        November 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        Thank you. My family were thinking that perhaps, Maya was pregnant and she wasn’t able to come out last Tuesday…..that she might have stayed behind at the Hotel.

        Our imagination was running wild. Thanks for the information. I appreciated that Meta.

        • November 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

          You’re welcome! I was hoping to see Maya and PBO embrace! I’ve had the privilege of seeing and hugging her in person and she is really a very special and terrific person.

    • November 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Now that you mention it, I didn’t notice her Tuesday night (been meaning to watch the speech again anyway), but she was definitely involved in the campaign and several news reports say she and her kids were in Chicago on election night. Maybe something was going on with the kids.

      She’s been involved in the 2012 campaign, but I can’t say to what extent it’s been the same, more or less than 2008. I know I’ve heard her on a couple of radio interviews (one with Bill Press, Current TV/Radio as recently as last week) and at least one other a few weeks back with whom I can’t remember now. She also did a campaign video appealing to Asian-American/Pacific Islanders (similar to the one George Takei did).

      • 325 dudette9t9
        November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        … and she spoke at the DNC

      • 327 hopefruit2
        November 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        I saw her on Tuesday – smiling and hugging everyone. Michelle’s brother Craig was also present. I saw First Grandma as well. But the cameras were mostly focused on PBO, FLOTUS & Girls, VP and Dr. Biden. 🙂

  73. 328 squarepeg
    November 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Drove past the US Capitol building this morning, they’re already starting to build the platform

    • 329 Nena20409
      November 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      There was a report on TeaNN some months ago that construction had started for the Inaugural ceremony. They showed the site too.

    • 330 susanne
      November 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      wow–i just had a flash memory of that platform robmey ordered the workers to build, so he could stand above them when he fired them. this is the residue of having that despicable puke in our faces day after day for the past year.

      this president builds a platform so he can tell everybody they’re safe!

  74. November 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  75. 332 yardarm756
    November 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    • 333 dudette9t9
      November 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      They forgot the 20+ minute rant from that drunk woman cursing & spitting as while she watched election results come in — “Obama won because not enough people shared her RWNJ facebook posts”. I think a link to it was on one of yesterday’s TOD threads.

      • 334 yardarm756
        November 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        Oh well. I missed it. I am not feeling sorry for any of them. They can go support the linen industry in the making of more white hoods!

      • 335 theo67
        November 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        Goodness, I listened to that whole think – and my ears were bleeding throughout. She ended up with a little tribute to Rush Limbaugh, and then denouncing the birthers and their conspiracies. It was hugely entertaining, but there are just too many loons out there.

  76. 336 dotster3
    November 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Oh geez—-Tamron begins her show with the big announcement that Marco Rubio is going to be headlining some event in Iowa and asks if this means he is testing the waters for 2016. (yes, but who cares?) Can’t we have a couple days, a couple weeks, even a couple months of peace before we jump right back into the next election?

    • 337 anniebella
      November 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you dotster3, I agree with you 1,000,000 percent.

    • 338 Nena20409
      November 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Agreed. MSNBC says that their station is a place for Politics……So Politics is their drug and Game.

      They really should give it a rest or they will soon start losing viewership.

      • 339 Ladyhawke
        November 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Seriously, during the daytime hours MSNBC is becoming the place for gossip and coffee klatches. Gasbags flapping their gums 24X7. Not enough time reporting on real news. Sometimes it is downright embarrassing. The nonsense that gets covered is insulting. I am totally fed up with the msm in general. They did a piss poor job of covering this election. Carrying water for Romney, being afraid to call his lies lies, hyping polls and cherry picking numbers that fit the narrative they wanted to run with. Nothing about this resembles real journalism. Just awful.

        • 340 Nena20409
          November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

          And Mark Cuban is mad too. The difference…..he has HDNet. He blogs at HP. And he is complaining about the lack of information and facts by the media and Fox, in particular. Every time he blogs at HP and they don’t delete my posts, I write him urging him to consider a 24/7 Cable News that is dedicated to information, facts but with a Liberal leaning bent……I suggest that he should consider….Keith Olberman. Until these wealthy Liberals see the need to have a station that will challenge the current state of events with MSM and made them do their Jobs…….Our system of government is doomed to totally fail.

    • 341 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      The media is a disaster.

  77. 342 anniebella
    November 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I love the newspaper front page from around the world, with POTUS and FLOTUS. And the ones with the entire family. Is it true, did POTUS win Florida?

  78. 344 donna dem 4 obama
    November 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    A nice video on the First Kids.

  79. November 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm


  80. 349 HZ
    November 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Good Morning/Afternoon Chips and my TOD Family. What a beautiful time of thankfulness and celebrations all across our nation and the world. We are a blessed people. I am loving my home here, Chips. I am loving our beautiful First Family and Second Family. What a team we have to enjoy for another four years.

    I am tired as a tick. I went to bed early last night and but so excited and full of joy for all that we All did to make this happen. I give thanks to Almighty for allowing us to have this space to enjoy such as gift as President Barack Obama and VP, Joseph R. Biden. What a joy!!!!!!

    Now we will move FORWARD with them and make sure we Keep Their Backs with full force to continue to help them help all of us. We are going to stay firm, stay respectful and make sure those who come into our space will do the same. We have work to continue to do with our wonderful POTUS.

    Keep me in your thoughts today. My happiness and joyfulness extends to my own family. My loving brother will be coming out to visit with me for a few days, and I am so elated. I am trying to tidy up, but most of all I just want to enjoy his company and his pampering his sis. This is going to be such a wonderful few days that I will surely enjoy, because he is making a trip out of the country; so our time together will be sooooooooooooooo special indeeed for me.

    I love you all so much, and We Did This!!!((((((((((((( Love you all, and especially my Ms. Chips)))))))))))HZ

    • 353 Ladyhawke
      November 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Bobfr I was going to post this segment. It was 16 minutes of sheer brilliance from Rachel. It should be required viewing. Sadly, the only person that would think to do a segment like this is Rachel. Excellent synopsis of how the Republican Party got hammered on election day.

  81. November 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    • 355 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      The media will never admit it – but many of them are cut from virtually the same cloth as the likes of Rove, Romney, Koch, etc. They were knowingly and willingly part of the DEM voter suppression tactics employed by Rove and his ilk, with their nonstop and false reporting of “enthusiasm gap” memes to depress Obama supporters. The media is a menace to society and a danger to our democracy.

      • November 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm


        I applaud Letterman for even bringing it up on a network television show. And while BriWi seems affable and smart, his feint just proves that he’s an integral part of the whole mess.

      • November 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Ed Rendell was still trying to push “enthusiasm gap” among AA’s but Joy Reid pushed back on that notion. He said that AA’s got “angry” when the GOP started targeting them with the voter suppression and that’s what led to their enthusiasm increase, but Reid slapped that notion down. Rendell didn’t want to hear it, but like she told him she had been in the black neighborhoods talking to people. They have never let up on their enthusiasm, and being AA I know that my family and friends have always been enthusiastic. Yes they were more determined to get PBO after the attempts at voter suppression, but determination and enthusiasm are two different things. It was always a myth that Chuck Todd was especially pedaling.

        • November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          Rendell needs to stop weighing in on things he doesn’t know about and stop making a tool of himself on national TV. PBO knew what he was talking about when he said voting is the best revenge. Rendell has sat around on his big rump and refused to acknowledge the vileness of the GOP’s attacks on women, LGBTQ Americans, POC, atheists, etc. While the GOP was lobbing these attacks, we were intent on pay back. We may not have said much while they were on the attack, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t know what they were doing and what the remedy was for it–voting in large numbers. The GOP was surprised to see us turnout and vote for PBO, and I think the reason was because they never thought that were were paying attention and were very intent on meting out a bit of justice of our own on their butts. Ever since I voted for the president in 2008 my support for him has never wavered, and I’ve known that I would vote for him in 2012, and I did. Enthusiasm isn’t everything. I’ve always been enthusiastic about PBO, and I also know that determination and revenge can also motivate people to GOTV. The GOP pissed off a large segment of the American electorate, and it wasn’t only POC. Dummies.

      • 359 theo67
        November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

        This is so true.

  82. November 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Readout of the President’s Phone Calls with World Leaders

    Since Tuesday evening, the President has been receiving messages from his counterparts around the world congratulating him on winning re-election to a second term in office. The President appreciates all of these messages and looks forward to continuing to work with all of his fellow leaders to address the serious challenges we face together in the world.

    This morning the President was able to return some of these messages personally, by phone. In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead.

    The President spoke with:

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia
    President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
    President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia
    President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt
    President Francois Hollande of France
    Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
    King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
    Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom


  83. November 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    My local news has been running a segment for two days on Edith Child the originator of “Fired Up, Ready to Go” from Greenwood SC. She is a lovely lady. When asked who “fires her up,” she said “my husband” lol. She is very humble and does not want any praise. http://www.wyff4.com/President-Obama-praises-Upstate-politician-on-campaign-trail/-/9324882/17322786/-/2g8xy2/-/index.html

    • 367 dudette9t9
      November 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks oc! I was just sharing the Fired Up story with a friend who wasn’t aware of it or that the President recalled it in his last campaign speech on Monday. I’ll pass this along too.

  84. November 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Did they call it?-

  85. 369 dotster3
    November 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I see we won’t be getting Florida’s final election results until tomorrow. (altho, I’m even suspicious about that because every day they say they’ll have the results the next day, and then they don’t). Miami finished their absentee counting but is now counting provisionals. 3 other counties are still counting absentees. Good thing the presidential election is not hanging in the balance, depending on Florida, this time.


  86. 370 japa21
    November 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Chips, you hostess with the mostest, could you possibly start a new thread, even just a Chat Away thread, perhaps with a wonderful picture of FLOTUS on it? It is taking a long time for me to refresh this thread.

  87. November 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    OFA just ended their final conference call with the press. Plouffe: OFA wont be transferred to any future candidate. Says they have to build their own grassroots movement to make it work

    • November 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm


      Plouffe is saying/hinting that they will keep OFA intact to help Obama with upcoming legislative pushes.


      • 374 anniebella
        November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

        Maybe they will keep everything together for just in case our First Lady decides to entire into politics. I don’t think she will, but you know someone will bring it up to her.

      • 375 a4alice
        November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        oh that’s a relief because I’m thinking about 2014! It’s like we don’t want have happen in 2014 what happened in 2010, right? So if they keep OFA intact they’ll be able to use it to help other states win their legislative battles. turn more states blue….. that’s all I’m thinkin’….

      • 376 Ladyhawke
        November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        That’s terrific news. You can sense that President Obama will be taking his agenda directly to the people more often now and during the second term. That’s why I love it when he talks about CITIZENSHIP. The American people can not disconnect just because the election is over. That was a big problem back in 2009. After the excitement of the election died down, too many people disconnected and left President Obama to do all of the heavy lifting by himself.

        I would love to see a push to educate the American people about how their government works. Everyone needs to understand the three branches of government and what their roles and responsibilities are. Everyone needs to understand how a bill becomes law. Everyone needs to understand what a filibuster is. Everyone needs to know who their representatives are and how they are voting on important issues facing the country. I understand people are busy with their lives but POLITICS impacts every facet of our lives. No one can afford to say they don’t do politics. Politics will determine the quality of the air and water, it will determine the quality of schools, it will determine the amount of crime, it will determine the number of first responders in your neighborhood, on and on. An educated and informed electorate is the Republican Party’s worst nightmare.

        I have a feeling we are going to be hearing a lot more about citizenship in the coming months. Right now American can sign up and join President Obama:



        As a nation, we face challenges that that will shape the direction of our future for decades to come. Join President Obama and Americans across the nation to move our country forward.

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    • November 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I’m sorely disappointed by this. Was hoping that they would share it with the next Dem…so much time and effort to go away – after PBO uses it to build support for legislative pushes (YAY)

      • 378 japa21
        November 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

        I tend to agree. Perhaps they will at least share databases with the eventual nominee in 2016. I think each nominee would have its own organization, but once the nominee is decided a lot of OFA people and data can go to that person.

        Also, I hope OFA helps a lot in 2014.

    • 379 theo67
      November 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      I agree with Plouffe. The movement has to emerge organically, and the people have to believe in their candidate. The same people who supported President Obama have been trained and have the passion. When the right candidate emerges, those same people will come out again to help and crank up the machine. We now know it exists and it’s powerful. Democrats have to work every time for the vote, because it’s the policies – not just the person – who will win every time. And that was true this time, too, even though the right wing and the media want people to believe that it was just demographics.

  88. November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  89. November 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    • 382 Nena20409
      November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Had the 50 state strategy not been disbanded after 2008…..had Dean been there to continue what he had started……GA, TX, MS ans NC could have been different on Tuesday.

    • 383 Nena20409
      November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Also…..with population growth……there should have been more folks voting in 2012 than in 2008. In 2008, 130M voted. In 2012…..there will be far less. Had we 130M voting this time, the House might have flipped back.

  90. 384 xtine
    November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    [I think I’m having just the right amount of FUN 🙂 ]:

    “In a Wednesday morning press conference at the National Press Club, Ralph Reed’s message was clear: don’t look at me. Reed had made sweeping promises that the Faith and Freedom Coalition, his conservative voter ID and turnout operation, would stun pollsters and lead to a big conservative victory. “We did our job,” he insisted, recounting the tens of millions of phone calls, mailings, and other voter contacts his group made. He said his group had run the most efficient, most technologically superior voter contact and GOVT operation the faith community has ever seen. He claimed credit for increasing both white evangelicals’ share of the electorate and the share of the vote they gave to the Republican nominee. But it wasn’t enough.

    “We can’t do the Republican Party’s job for them. We can’t do the candidates’ job for them.” In part, Reed blamed “candidate performance issues,” his euphemism for the Akin-Mourdoch rape comments that led to their undoing.

    Karl Rove may have some trouble raising money from wealthy far-right donors in the near future, but I don’t think he’s the only one.”


  91. 385 lisalovesobama
    November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    hey guys, isn’t Chips’ email: theobamadiary@gmail.com?

  92. November 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    That last newspaper with Dubya is hilarious! I’m screaming.

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