287 Responses to “The Press Conference”

  1. 18 utaustinliberal
    November 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Sits back and revels in the shut down.

  2. 19 utaustinliberal
    November 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Nancy Cordes was the one who asked the whining question about Romney and Pres. Obama having a chitchat. She breathlessly went to get confirmation from Team Romney and get a hi-5 for being a wonderful lap dog.

    • 20 lisalovesobama
      November 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      πŸ™„ what an asswipe.

    • 21 TrumpDog
      November 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      I don’t get why it’s so important for Obama to sit with Romney.
      Was the press as interested in having Bush talk with Gore? or Kerry???
      What the fuck!

      I’m disappointed Obama would agree to meet with Romney after the shit Romney said and did during the campaign. What a joke.

      • 22 Lovepolitics2008
        November 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        This is one of the rare occasions where I disagree with President Obama. He’s too diplomatic for my state.

      • 25 cookemom
        November 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        I love it that PBO will welcome Romney to HIS home. I hope Ann comes along as well. I want FLOTUS to give her the grand tour. I want the meeting tobe held in the Oval office. I want lunch served from food from the garden. I want the meeting to go well, but not one idea of Mitt’s implemented. I would love the optics of that meeting. RWNJ heads will explode for sure.

      • 30 criquet
        November 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm

        After seeing this , I too hope that he does not meet with Romney:

        • 31 criquet
          November 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          Gee… wonder where he got those 63 million phones from?

        • 32 Melanie
          November 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm

          I could definitely do without PBO meeting with Romney. But if he thinks Romney has something positive to offer the country then let them have at it. It’s my hope though from reading comments like those above made by Romney that Willard will actually talk himself out of the meeting before it has a chance to take place.

          • 33 carolyn
            November 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm

            The absolutely cruelest thing PBO can do is have Willard come to the White House. The Press corps doesn’t get it. They think it’s all a nicey-nice idea…..but you and I know Willard cannot STAND the idea that he will be in the WhiteHouse at the invitation and sufferance of President Obama!!! I think that is just absolutely delicious. The president will listen to his drivel, and do exactly what he wants to. Remember that the only thing he praised about Romney was the WINTER Olympics. Not nearly as big a deal as London’s Summer Olympics. He did not praise his governing of MA, his business expertise at Bain….nothing else, just the Olympics, which the federal bailout rescued. Also, imagine Ann’s feelings if she is invited and accepts! The press just gets silly ideas.
            The kindest thing PBO can do for Willard is to ignore him, but the press right now won’t let him. They are so backwards.

          • 35 jackiegrumbacher
            November 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

            Melanie, I have no doubt that the president will handle this meeting with grace and then move on to the real work he was elected to do. And honestly, I don’t care because it’s just a tiny detail in his already massive agends.

            • 36 Melanie
              November 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

              Agree Jackie. He can handle a meeting with Romney and come out of it making us nothing but proud. Speaking of massive agenda, I started thinking about all the things he has to deal with as the issues were ticked off in the presser. The economy, Benghazi, Petraeus mess, immigration, Iran, whoever Israel might be fighting with on any particular day, climate change, the storm in NY/NJ and of course “the known unknowns.” All of that stuff just makes my head spin but also makes me confident to know that he’s in charge.

      • 37 forus50
        November 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        While we don’t agree with any of Romney’s many many positions on issues, the fact remains that 59 million citizens voted FOR Mitt Romney and the President is president for all 59 million.

      • 38 relellit
        November 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        I do not want our President anywhere near that pompous gas bag. First of all, I don’t trust MYTH. Secondly, the sock puppet media will write it up all in reverse order; especially FAUX NEWS. In other words it’ll be all about Romney’s wonderful gestures toward our President Besides that, what can a vulture like Romney tell President Obama?

      • 39 smoothscotch
        November 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        The milliion dollar ? is WHEN………….

      • 40 nathkatun7
        November 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

        TrumpDog, I respectfully disagree with you . Yes I detest lying Romney and the unethical WHP, but the mark of a great leader is to be magnanimous to the people he/she defeated and gracious to the people who defeated him/her. Let’s leave vindictiveness and smallness to John McCain, Allen West and Rush Limbaugh.

        • 41 veryslowwriter
          November 14, 2012 at 7:18 pm

          The President is a brilliant strategist and politician. He always comes out looking the winner. His grace and dignity make all those losers (I’m lookin at you, Boner, McCain, Turtle, sad closet case Miss Lindsay) look foolish. His instincts are to take the high road and he makes damn few missteps. He’s got this.

      • 42 Titti
        November 15, 2012 at 7:19 am

        I disagree too! Rmoney has nothing to bring to the table – nadda! He should crawl back into the hole from whence he came!

    • 43 FiredUpInCA
      November 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      The President met with John McCain after he vanquished him as well. He appointed Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State and Bill Clinton as his Secretary of Explaining Stuff, even after a rancorous primary.

      It’s good behavior to model. It largely disarms and neutralizes your opponent. The gesture means that it is less likely that hurt feelings will fester and grow if two people can meet outside the heat of fierce competition and it heals the wounds felt by half the nation who supported your opponent.

      The burden is now on Mitt to show and prove that he’s all about serving the nation rather than his ambition.

      • 44 lisalovesobama
        November 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

        didn’t work so well with McLame, though. Bastard’s still mad, now he’s just bitter.

        • 45 nathkatun7
          November 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

          It didn’t work because McCain is a vindictive small man. But that does not mean that President Obama was wrong in meeting with him after the election. I played sports in high school and college and was taught that good sportsmanship requires you to shake hands with the opposing team irrespective of whether you won or lost. I don’t want my great President stooping to the level of a John McCain or a Mitch McConnell.

  3. 46 Beverly
    November 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Chips, today I earned my first pic but I suspect that I am also earning my first visit to the Naughty Mat with these photos you’re posting. Head- BAMF-in-Charge pics are my favourite.

  4. 47 Nena20409
    November 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Is it me or didn’t anyone else heard Ed Henry’s Voice just about to whimper…..crack…..and pres Obama just took pity on him by gingerly answering to stop Ed’s waterworks?

    Was I imaging this?

    • 48 Puddin'
      November 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

      I heard it too…I wondered what that was all about? I don’t like that little person and the President handled his questions and him very well. These next four years are going to be very interesting…love, love, love it and our wonder President!!!!!!!!!

  5. 49 yardarm756
    November 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm


    • 50 daisydem
      November 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      God, I hope so. Can we possibly hope that the white house press corps has been read their last rite? That eventually, there will be representatives of the press sitting there who actually report the news, ask valid and educated questions, have ethics? Really? Come on PBO, let today mark the beginning of the end of the mainstream media as we know it. You were awesome!

  6. 51 Nena20409
    November 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Seriously…..that Picture posted by Chipsticks to reward the First post?

    Holy bat poop…….That picture is smoking. That is wicked stuff.

  7. 52 TheWorld4Obama
    November 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks a bunch Chips, for your continued AWESOME job to keep us and the whole world informed on what HEROIC WORK PBO is doing for the next 4 years. πŸ™‚
    Merci beaucoup du fond du coeur πŸ™‚

  8. 54 Nena20409
    November 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    That is 007 Sean Carney type of No Nonsense looking picture of the POTUS.


  9. 55 yardarm756
    November 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Methinks the fecal matter has hit the swiftly rotating blades!

  10. 59 utaustinliberal
    November 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome News.

  11. 60 xtine
    November 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    [Dynamic Scoring & Loopholes are their dear kith & kin!]:

    β€œWhat I will not do, I will not have a process that is vague, that says we are going to sort of, kind of, raise revenue and do dynamic scoring or closing loopholes that have not been identified,” Obama said, referring to supply side theories that suggest cutting tax rates creates enough economic growth to offset revenue losses. β€œThe reason I won’t do that is because I don’t want to find ourselves in a position six months from now or a year from now where, lo and behold, the only way to close the deficit is to sock it to middle-class families…. That is my concern. I am less concerned about red lines, per se.”


  12. 62 utaustinliberal
    November 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Inauguration day festivities will occur on the same day as Martin Luther King Jr. day. This just gave me wonderful chills.

  13. November 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    After reading the last 2 threads and from observation, I think Luke R. and Chris Wallace have the same affliction. They are both adequate men, but are shorter and less impressive than their respective fathers, who were GIANTS. And unfortunately both sons chose to go into their fathers’ fields.

    I think both will forever try to best the reputation and esteem of their fathers, but without the intellectual artillery.

    • 66 Nena20409
      November 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Luke is 26 or 27 the most. He can learn and he can grow.

      Chris Wallace Not Much….he is over 65 yrs old. There was a tape on C-SPAN in 2005….April 5 or so where Mike Wallace was telling Chris that his decision to work for Fox was not right.

      • November 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        Nena20409, thanks for the background scoop. True on Luke but I had no idea Chris W. was that old. And I’m going to HUNT for the cspan clip, ’cause I’ve gotta see it!! Wow.

        • 68 Jennifer
          November 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm

          Wait a minute! My husband is 65 and is even sexier than the day I met him WWWAAAAYYYY back in 1967. Our 45th anniversary is this coming New Year’s Eve. A few rough patches like any marriage, but I wouldn’t trade him for anyone. Although that pic of PBO got my heart thumping! Is that a word? Well, it is now.

          Just teasing you – I do know exactly what you mean. Old dog, new tricks. Ha, I’m trying to teach John to use his first “smart” phone – such a technophobe. But a damned cute one! Ok all, carry on. πŸ˜‰

          • 69 Jennifer
            November 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

            I thought I typed athumpin’ – must have the vapors! First time I’ve ever used that word. And hopefully the last!

          • November 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

            Hey, Jennifer. I’m the LAST one to dis anyone’s age. I’m 62 myself. I just always thought that Chris W. was in his late 40’s (probably because I really don’t look that closely at him for long periods of time.)

    • 71 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm


      As I said before, whether it’s Willard, George Dumbya, McLame, Lil’ Luke, Jr. Wallace, Donald Chump, etc., these are all legacy screw-ups who are mediocre (or worse) in every way who never would would have made it if Daddy hadn’t greased the skids or covered their unimpressive asses.

      And it’s funny how it’s always the most inadequate who are the most entitled. They have nowhere near the skills, intellect, perseverance, magnetism, charisma, curiosity, or distinction as Barack Obama, but yet they think they are superior. It is driving them absolutely insane. πŸ˜†

    • 74 vcprezofan2
      November 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      ‘I think both will forever try to best the reputation and esteem of their fathers, but without the intellectual artillery.’

      This made me think of Mitt Romney and his dad. In fact it also brought John McCain to mind evn tho I know nothing about his father/grandfather other than the fact they made it to admiral in the navy, and he couldn’t.

    • 75 Virginia
      November 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Mitt Romney and George W. had that same problem with regard to their fathers. They wanted to, but couldn’t best their fathers.

  14. 76 4morefor44
    November 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    ahhh…seems like yesterday mccain and graham were having dinner with Qaddaffi in libya, and came back suggesting we give him weapons. well, it was 2009 after president obama spanked mccain’s butt the first time, so wasn’t that long ago.

    (i remember photos online of the dinner too, but can’t find any now…scrubbed perhaps?)

    oh, and other republicans were frolicking with him too! who can forget the lovely bond between mommar and condaleeza rice?

    and “the news” is promoting that these people are experts worth pleasing, and that the president who finally got qaddaffi needs to appease their every demand. what a sick joke our media has become.

  15. 78 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    ugh! the Toad in on Tweety enlightening us with his awe inspiring brilliance.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm


    • 83 theo67
      November 15, 2012 at 1:19 am

      The thing I’ve learned from this election is that those people who we hear speaking on TV and the radio don’t actually know what they’re talking about. 63 million people voted for President Obama. Romney voters voted against President Obama (because they certainly weren’t voting FOR anything), and there were less people who voted against President Obama than voted FOR President Obama. I now regard these political talkers as forms of entertainment – and I’ve been catching up on a lot of my taped shows that actually do provide me with entertainment.

  17. 84 FoxfireTX
    November 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Just like Romney and McCain 2008, I suspect the Repugs are going to pay a high price if they continue to underestimate PBO. He’s had his mojo back for awhile and it shows. Love it!

    • 85 theo67
      November 15, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Personally, I think the President has always had his mojo, it’s just people were expecting to see it in a form that they recognized. Most of those people value things like blustering and bullying and false, shallow bravado. And they put little stock in earnestness, consistency, grace, strength (real strength that perseveres in the face of obstruction and challenges), wisdom, dignity and respect for others. I think the essense – or mojo – of President Obama has not changed. What’s changed is the people who were supposed to support him through those tough battles, but many of them sat back and did nothing – they all got their mojo back. And it’s about time.

  18. November 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    • 87 57andFemale
      November 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      And supported Condi for SoS after BLOWING IT as National Security Advisor.

      Susan Rice relays the information that they know at the time, without ANY direct responsibility for intelligence gathering. But Condi – who was negligent if not criminal as National Security Advisor gets a promotion to SoS.


  19. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    November 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Petty Alert…

    Can someone get Bill Press some dark socks please. πŸ™„

  20. 90 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    If McCain saw that “Seal Team Six” movie, that would explain why he is so especially butthurt these days. McCain’s ineptitude — and by contrast, then-Senator Obama’s absolute mastery — on the issue of hunting down bin Laden has been memorialized for all time on film. It was really spectacular.

  21. 91 57andFemale
    November 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Fuck you, John McCain:

  22. November 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I can’t do twitter at work, but I just saw this in my email and copied it:

    “Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Eric Holder, Shirley Sherrod <–Obama staffers targeted by GOP. What do they have in common?”

    As Jody What’s-her-face would say, “Hmmmm”

  23. November 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm

  24. 95 dotster3
    November 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    So Romney said Obama only won because of the gifts he gave to Dem voters. I’m really enjoying mine. HD is great! Hope the gifts received by y’all were as nice!

    • 96 FiredUpInCA
      November 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      It’s interesting that when Willard provided universal healthcare coverage in Massachusetts, which covered contraception and abortion that was something he was rightly proud of. When the President uses the same model and mechanisms to cover the entire nation, Mitt characterizes them as gifts or bribes to get African Americans, young people, women and Latinos to vote for him.

      Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have shown that the have no class.

      I hope the people that were praising his sorry-ass concession speech (‘I’m praying for him’, ‘Ann would have made a great First Lady’) now see what a committed a-hole he is.

      He has nothing to lose and everything to gain by being gracious in loss, now that he is just a citizen and he decides to take the low road.

    • 97 Beverly
      November 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      He’s right; the President gave his supporters the gift of four more years of himself and his amazing team.

    • 99 donna dem 4 obama
      November 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      I am trying to exercise restraint here after reading that article at the NY Times but honestly I have to say again that if PBO sits down with this nut to discuss economic ideas he is a far better and forgiving person than I. Mitt can kiss my you know what!!!

      • 100 kathryn kivett
        November 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        You are probably right about PBO being a better person than I am BUT…..PBO doesn’t have to forgive he only has to put the AH in his place from behind “the desk” in the oval office….He doesn’t have to say a word…just sit there and smile….delicious

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      November 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Yes, dotster3 – I got a new bicycle from the President, as my “gift,” and I’m going to ride it to his Inauguration! BTW, Romney, that would be PBO’s second Inauguration. Ha!

  25. 107 prettyfoot58
    November 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  26. 108 Melanie
    November 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Nice letter from Ben Jealous’ dad about the election. For those that don’t know Ben Jealous is the Pres. of the NAACP.

  27. November 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

  28. 112 Raj Subbaram
    November 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Dear Prez

    We loved the way you explained and that showed your commitment to the people of USA

    Thank you Mr Prez

    Sent from my iPhone

  29. November 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Senate rejects Cybersecurity Act for second time

    By Jennifer Martinez and Ramsey Cox
    Cybersecurity legislation failed in Senate for a second time on Wednesday despite calls from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other national security officials for Congress to pass a bill.

    A procedural motion to move forward on the Cybersecurity Act, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Colins (R-Maine), was rejected on a 51-47 vote.

    • 114 theo67
      November 15, 2012 at 1:29 am

      So, the same people who want “Watergate style hearings” on Benghazi, and who voted to cut funding for security for the State department, and have vowed to block the UN Ambassador from serving as the Secretary of State are now refusing to fund the next frontier in national security? Interesting…

  30. 115 dudette9t9
    November 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Gotta pull this particular historical gem for y’all to lick your chops over. I swear it made me moist!

  31. 128 kathryn kivett
    November 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    You know, I have gone through this election feeling about every emotion you can feel…except hate…I just refuse to allow myself to expend that much energy on an emotion….BUT…and as a Jovie says…but, but, but…..it’s getting harder and harder with every passing hour. I have decided that the gift that PBO gave me was REVENGE…soooooooooooooooo….STFU you old, white, racist, bullys of women, McCain, Romney, Graham, McConnell, Fox News, and the rest of you blithering idiots, and Get the H out of my country you racist, unpatriotic sessionists and don’t let the door hit you in the A on your way OUT….and THANK YOU PBO for kicking some serious A today…..but, but, but, I’m still not letting HATE into my heart, just pure disdain.

  32. 134 forus50
    November 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    • November 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Still wet behind the ears, poor Luke trying to play in the big leagues. For not his dad’s name, he would be no where on anyone’s TV.

      • 136 forus50
        November 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        He needs to be counseled by NBC Human Resources. Just pisses me off so much. Later implying in his tweet that Steny Hoyer wasn’t offended so it must just be a “girl” thing.

    • 137 vcprezofan2
      November 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Some young people are so mature in their arguments and outlook and others ……….just aren’t. (Nothing profound, of course)

  33. November 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Just got home from work. Can’t wait to settle and watch my prez and read ALL the comments from my TOD family. What a treat.

  34. 140 tally
    November 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  35. November 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  36. November 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Boner just said to the President, you tell the Dems to pass our tax bill-


    Or else what?

  37. 148 Jewelz
    November 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Does anyone know how many votes will be needed in the Senate to confirm Ambassador Susan Rice if she’s appointed as
    Secretary of State?

    • November 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      If she is blocked? 60! If not, 51!

    • 150 Nena20409
      November 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Just 50 plus VP Biden.

      But one senator can stop it if they proceed with the filibuster rule. One senator can hold an appointment. That why McCain is being such a D I C K. So he is trying his best to tarnish and destroy the reputation of Dr. Susan Rice.

      If after this press conference and the press is still giving McCain the benefit of the doubt….especially when McCain help confirm Dr. Condoleezza Rice……then shame on the media Lindsey and McCain.

    • 151 Jewelz
      November 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Jovie and Nena20409 for responding.

  38. November 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  39. 155 dotster3
    November 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    the great Tammy Duckworth. Bye Joe Walsh. Good riddance!

  40. November 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Bill Burton’s tweet with the video ‘Barack Obama responds to John McCain’ is absolutely the most awesome
    soul inspiring video for today. I have listened to it a zillion times today and each time I listen my grin
    gets wider and wider. He kicked ass in that video. And these fools and old farts like McCain will never learn.
    They still haven’t figured out this massive intellectual force of nature that is President Barack Hussein Obama.

    Ohhhh….and add to that today’s Press Conference! Ay ya yi! He put some more hurting on the old fools. NICE!

    That’s my Prez. Love, love, love him.

  41. 159 dotster3
    November 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    • 160 GGail
      November 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      I am so proud of my President and Vice President. They gladly observe and recognize ALL people with dignity.
      Thank you Mr. President and Mr. Vice President!

  42. November 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

  43. 162 yardarm756
    November 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  44. 163 jeff
    November 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    My yellow lab got into a fight with another dog! She got hurt and have to take her to the vet. I am very, very worried!

    • November 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      OH NO!!! Thinking good thoughts jeff!!! HUGS TO YOUR LAB!!!

    • November 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      Oh Jeff, nightmare! My (half) lab has long since left me, but he never stopped getting in to fights, and often ended up with lumps taken out of him. It was a misery. But he ALWAYS pulled through – and lived until he was 15. Hope your lab is okay, they’re sturdy gems!

      • 166 jeff
        November 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        my brother just drove her to the vet. Phew I had to watch over her while he got the other dogs owners phone number. She is so incredibly sweet and never gets in fights with other dogs, the other dog was the aggressor.

        • November 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

          Oh Jeff, hope she’ll be fine. My fella never started fights, but crikey, once they started there was no holding him back! A bit like Amk.

          • 168 jeff
            November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

            lol! I like AMK!

            I think she’ll be fine. The other owner will be paying the bill. My brother was the one that walked her when the dog (a golden retriever) attacked her.

            He told me about the fight and I examined Tilly to make sure she was okay when I spotted the wound. 😦

            • November 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

              jeff, I hope everything turns out OK for you both!

            • November 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

              Oh heck, my dog nephew is a Golden Retriever πŸ˜•

              My fella’s most epic fight resulted in him losing a large chunk of his right ‘knee’. I told him he was a dick, but it didn’t seem to register. I honestly think I was way more traumatized by the experience than him, he just trotted along merrily.

              Honest Jeff, I think our beloved doggies are 900% tougher than the humans who love them! Wishing your girl all the best!

            • 171 dudette9t9
              November 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

              Phew! Relieved she’ll be okay Jeff. Hugs to you and Tilly!

    • 172 desertflower
      November 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I hope she’s going to be ok. Please let us know.

  45. November 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

  46. November 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I don’t want this to ruin anyone’s evening, but I feel the need to tell you: I’ve possibly busted the same ankle I busted two years ago. No, no, no – don’t smother me in love, smother me with ‘jeez, you’re a right eejit’ greetings. I can handle it. Feeling silly, Jeez, yes. 😳 Be warned: Tomorrow’s Rise and Shine might be a little bit *** CRANKY ***.

    • November 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      DUDE, nooooooooooooooo. Have a sip of something, quick.

    • 176 lisalovesobama
      November 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Oh Chips!! I’m sorry you’re hurt. Please feel better.

    • 177 dotster3
      November 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Oh no, chips. Sorry. How did it happen? Were you practicing your award-winning cartwheels again? Tripped over the baking mess in the kitch? You’ll be allowed a maximum amount of crankiness. That’s a bummer.

      • November 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Dotster3, Lisa and Meta, thank you for your concern – although I’m a little hurt by Dotster asking if it happened while I was baking. 😯

        This, Ms Dotster, was the moment:

        Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

        • November 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm

          Obviously this happened just after POTUS’ press conference. So glad it wasn’t the chocolate cupcake session in the scullery.

        • 180 dotster3
          November 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

          OK, sure, I’m willing to go along with this likely explanation. And overlook the floury, slippery mess on your kitchen floor. I forgot you were in training for the Olympics gymnastic team. Have you had medical attention? Crutches, cane, walker? Hopping?

    • 181 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      😯 Aw, Girl! I had a friend who used to break something at least once a year, she just embraced her clumsiness after a while. So I say to you, don’t get cranky, just embrace yourself in all your Chipsiness!

      Seriously though, heal quickly, dear! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    • 184 dudette9t9
      November 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Quick, take a look at the Mankini picture. That’ll take your mind off the pain!!! Then have a big gulp of wine!

      …and elevate it! (you’re ankle — not the wine)

    • 189 Betsy
      November 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Take it easy Chips. Hope you get better quickly.

    • 193 vcprezofan2
      November 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Aaww! Your wish is my command.

      β€˜Jeez, you’re a right eejit’ {{{Chips Chica}}}
      Ask mom if she can substitute for me by bringing you breakfast in bed, etc, and I’ll make it up to her if ever I visit Ireland.

    • 195 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      I hope it’s not a fracture, but sprains are just as painful. If a sprain, need to apply Ice and keep it elevated. Crutches to avoid putting pressure are also a must. Wishing you a quick recovery.

      • November 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        Nathkatun, you’re very lovely. Ankle now looks like:

        But very probably not broken due to fact my bones are weirdly steel-like and have always resisted breakiness.

        Will keep it elevated, I’m sure all will be good in the morning, although if the Rise and Shine is severely grumpy you’ll know all is not healed. πŸ˜•

        • November 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

          Chips, 4 years ago when I was in Denver for the DNC, I tripped on a weird stairwell that had a long drop to the landing and sprained my ankle beyond recognition. It was super painful and as you say, horribly embarrassing. It swelled up the size of a grapefruit. I was in agony and luckily I had a couple of days to deal with it before the convention started but OMG, what a nightmare. That ankle still gave me trouble every now and then for a couple of years. Please do what you can to relieve the pain and follow your doctor’s orders!!

          • November 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

            Oh heck Meta, you poor thing! When my first embarrassing catastrophe happened I was due to go to DC two days later …. had to cancel the whole thing. Flippin’ nightmare, over something so, so, so, so, SILLY!

        • 200 nathkatun7
          November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

          Wow, you must be in serious pain. Thankfully you have such a great sense of humor which helps you divert attention from your pain. By the way I gave you advice based on my personal experience with sprains and fractures. When I was 49 I stupidly broke my ankle trying to run down steps at age 49. I suppose I thought that I was still as quick as a teenager. Frankly, I was so embarrassed before I realized that I was in so much pain. I ended up in a cast for six months. To this day my ankle has never been right. Please take good care and get well soon. Whether you like it or not, we love you so much and can’t bare to know that you are in pain.

        • November 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

          Luckily, you have youth on your side :-). You will heal quickly πŸ™‚

          • November 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

            That’s true CT, fortunately my ankle is only 21, so it should heal in a sprightly fashion. πŸ˜•

            • 207 vcprezofan2
              November 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

              Teeheehee! You know, CT, I forgot all about Chips’ youthfulness. Never thought about the fact one day I’d be really, really glad one of my old friends has 21yr old ankles. To be reminded you will be able to heal quickly is truly reassuring, CC. There’s a reason for everything! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

              Chips Chica, you probably should do one OR TWO of those timed, ‘slow-release’, robo-post for tomorrow and have yourself a REAL rest. Yes, I know you don’t type with your ankle, but think of the joy of resting without thinking about whether the thread is too full or not. Try it, please.

    • 208 amk for obama
      November 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Jeez. When the limeys say ‘break a leg’, you don’t take it literally.


    • 211 desertflower
      November 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Sorry to hear that, Chips:( Put some ice on it…stay off of it. Elevate it….that’s right, you’ve done this before! Bummer!!

    • 217 GGail
      November 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Chipsticks, your request is my command…… β€˜jeez, you’re a right eejit’! Now hop along and prepare our Rise and Shine for tomorrow morning – and no moaning and complaining either!

      love ya! πŸ™‚

    • November 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Sorry to hear, but I have a comment!

      A “little” of AMK is rubbing off on you! You are starting to “sound” like him … eejit???

    • 220 sabreen60
      November 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      I’m so sorry about your accident and hope you have a speedy recovery.

    • 221 yardarm756
      November 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Damn Admiral I told you not to climb the mast. πŸ˜† Take care.

    • November 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Sorry, can’t help it…injuries suck and I truly do hope you haven’t broken it again. We love you, Chipsticks, just like a member of our own family. {{{{{{{{{Chipsters}}}}}}}}}}

  47. November 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    The good news: We got to see our AWESOME POTUS wax eloquent once again today. Sigh.
    The bad news: We also heard from also-ran idiots McCain and Romney. Two worthless POS who cannot see how utterly offensive they are to the human race. UGH and good riddance.

  48. 227 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Jonathon Alter was on Ed talking about McLame’s bitterness. His solution to possible filibustering of Rice? PBO and McLame should get together and work out their differences. My belief? PBO isn’t the one with the problem. McLame is bitter and angry and he won’t stop till he either retires or keels over and dies in the middle of one of his anti-Obama diatribes.

    • 228 anniebella
      November 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      I want Alter to tell us how do you reason with a bitter senile old fool like John McCain.

    • 231 nathkatun7
      November 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      On McCain, I don’t think the President needs to do anything more. He reached out to him and gave him all the respect and accolades after the 2008 election. Instead, McCain chose to give the President his middle finger. McCain is a small minded, bitter, and vindictive man who never overcame his defeat by the President. I think a great deal of his attitude stems from his sense of entitlement.

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  51. November 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  52. November 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Excuse me everyone, could you please stop talking about unimportant political stuff and shower my ankle with love? Jeez. πŸ™„

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  55. November 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    There’s nothing quite like coming home from work early when you feel like you’re coming down with a fluβ€”chills, body ache, the usualβ€”and taking a long afternoon sleep on your brand new couch. Very therapeutic.

    Sorry for your ankle, Chips. I’m just blaming Mitt Romney for it. He’s the butterfly effect in spades.

    • November 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Please don’t say what you’re cooking for dinner tonight. I just drool all over my laptop keyboard when you do. Since I retired in 2009 and since my daughter moved to another state, I’ve don’t cook the way I used to. Hope your wife is okay, LL.

  56. 270 dudette9t9
    November 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    A new twitter friend reminded me of this song from back in the day. I don’t even know what made me stop and read her tweet.
    Anyway, nothing about politics, nothing topical at all — just a sweet romantic groove! Boy, do I miss this group (Midnight Star) Enjoy!

  57. 271 daisydem
    November 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Sorry to hear about your ankle Chips. Ice and elevation and rest!

  58. 274 Phillyinja
    November 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Dang Nina Turner have me crying. WTF is wrong with the GOP in Ohio. I got mad on ya’ll behalf. Im feeling stabby right now.

  59. 276 donna dem 4 obama
    November 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    {{{{Chips}}}}sending you hugs and kisses and love and good wishes for your injured ankle 😦

  60. 277 taiping1
    November 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Remember to take your NSAIDs along with wine and other pain relievers as needed, ice, elevate, and bask in our affection and wishes for quick recovery. And don’t forget balance retraining as you rehab from your injury to prevent future mishaps.

  61. November 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Okay, enough of that nonsense, let’s move away from my ankle – new post:


  62. 279 lisalovesobama
    November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    okay. flipping to Modern Family right now. The Cow is bringing on Lover Boy Rather to shit all over the day.

  63. 280 betseyc
    November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    So sorry about your ankle, Chips! Sending it love! There’s an acronym that covers what you’re supposed to do, including rest, ice, elevation. Can’t remember the fourth one. Liquor?

    • 281 cookemom
      November 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      The acronym is rice. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, I think it could be lire. Liquor, ice, rest, and elevation.

    • 284 vcprezofan2
      November 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Hi BetseyC, I came really late to your recount of your boots on the ground post of days ago so I haven’t had a chance to say ‘thank you’ personally – for your work and for sharing. ‘Thank YOU!’

  64. 285 kathryn kivett
    November 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Poor wittle ankle….but the good news is that you will be such a pretty shade of blue instead of that nasty ole shade of red.

  65. November 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Thursday Nov. 15, 2012
    10:20 AM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    10:35 AM
    Obama departs Joint Base Andrews.
    11:30 AM
    Obama arrives in New York City.
    12:15 PM
    Obama views storm damage.
    2:55 PM
    Obama departs New York City.
    3:50 PM
    Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews.
    4:05 PM
    Obama arrives at the White House.
    4:35 PM
    Obama hosts cast and crew members of the film Lincoln for a screening at the White House.

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