Heads Up: President Obama welcomes The Miami Heat to the WH

Don’t think he’ll wear this cap today …. but you never know


1:40 ET: President Obama Welcomes NBA Champions Miami Heat to the White House

White House live * CBS * CNN


Earlier today:

121 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama welcomes The Miami Heat to the WH”

  1. 1 Nena20409
    January 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Hello . Good Afternoon All

  2. 11 Nena20409
    January 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Walking in and opened the door and let myself in. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  3. 19 vcprezofan2
    January 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Way to go, Nena! πŸ˜†

  4. January 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Afternoon all, I was just visiting too and there’s PBO looking all sporty.

  5. 23 relellit
    January 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Our President loves basketball.

    • 24 Japa21
      January 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      And football and baseball and I hear he is a big Man U fan.

      • January 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

        “I hear he is a big Man U fan.”


        • 26 carolmaewy
          January 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

          Please tell this idiot means by Man U?

          • 27 carolmaewy
            January 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

            Would you consider a sidebar for your inside jokes? I’m still trying to figure out aqua-bouda! πŸ™‚

            • 28 lisalovesobama
              January 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

              It’s a soccer team. There are Man U and Chelsea fans on this site, along with Wayne Rooney lovers. Chips, Lib-Lib and UT egg each other on whenever some game is on. I think UT and LL like one team, but Chips likes the other, I can’t remember which is which, but, unless you want to start a fight, stay away from Man U, Chelsea and that Rooney fellow. Those three are serious……. also, amk may be in on the whole soccer thing too.

      • 36 hopefruit2
        January 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        And golf. Mark Knoller can certainly vouch for that one.

      • 37 anniebella
        January 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        POTUS like the Chicago Bears in football and the Chicago White Sox in baseball. Of course I remember FLOTUS saying he loves all kind of sports. The tv is to ESPN.

      • 38 utaustinliberal
        January 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

        That’s not true. Pres. Obama roots for Chelsea and there are pictures to prove it. When Chelsea played Bayern Munich, he cheered for Chelsea as they became UEFA Champions League winners.

          • 40 utaustinliberal
            January 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha….you know I’m right. Pres. Obama is blue all the way.

            • January 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

              Schmeichel, Law and Obama: United Legends


              • 42 utaustinliberal
                January 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

                Photoshop! I call foul! Foul! Foul! Photoshop most foul! That never happened. Pres. Obama would never root for a team that wears red all the time. Never. His heart beats for Chelsea.

                  • 44 utaustinliberal
                    January 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

                    You don’t fool me with your tyrant ability to post pictures. I know, you know, and the world knows that Chelsea will always be number one for Pres. Obama. What color tie does he wear often. Yep….B-L-U-E.

                    Blue….blue….blue…… πŸ˜†

                  • 46 utaustinliberal
                    January 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

                    Ummm…nah. He wore blue at DNC 2012, wore blue when he won in 2012, wore blue for his 2013 inauguration, wore blue when he decimated Romney in the debates (I believe that was debate 1 and 3), wore blue when he gave the amazing DNC 04 speech that launched his presidential career, wore blue for his 2009 and 2013 official portrait, wore a bluish tie for the pivotal Yes We Can speech. I can go on and on and on. Pres. Obama is true blue. Go Chelsea! πŸ˜€

                  • 48 utaustinliberal
                    January 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

                    Umm…NO. All of your pictures don’t come up to the moment when Pres. Obama was cheering along with David Cameron for Chelsea to win the Champions League. Nothing comes close to that. It proved once and for all, he is true blue. Goooooooooo Chelsea. Plus, he’s a Democrat. The very definition of true blue.

                  • 50 utaustinliberal
                    January 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm

                    Umm….NOPE. That’s Pres. Obama yelling in excitement because his team, Chelsea just won the championship. Look at his face and the ones who support Bayern. He’s happy that Chelsea won. He’s a Blues at heart. He’s even wearing a bluish tinted shirt.

  6. 51 Melanie
    January 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I know PBO ultimate goal is to have the Bulls at the Whitehouse but having the Heat must be pretty fun for him since he has so many supporters on the team.

    • 52 anniebella
      January 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      The Bulls only chance of getting to the White House with a championship is to get a healthy Derrick Rose back.

  7. 53 anniebella
    January 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Can you imagine POTUS following the Bulls when Michael Jordon were there? I was a big Bulls fan when Jordon, Pippen, Paxson, Cartwright, Grant, Rodman was there and they were winning winning winning.

  8. January 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Howdy do TOD Family!! πŸ™‚

    • 55 vcprezofan2
      January 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      {{{Dudette}}} Boy, did I miss you! I wanted to harass your soul on a couple of occasions but couldn’t find you. So nice to see you’re back ♥ ♥

      • 56 Dudette
        January 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm

        Hi VC! Just poking my head in for a sec. Had wisdom teeth pulled. Spent weekend alternating between agony and drug-induced stupor. Just took dose of the good stuff. About to go back to la-la-land in a bit. πŸ™‚

        • January 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

          Oh yikes!!!!!! My knees are wobbling Dudette, you’ve been through misery, get yerself pain-free VERY soon!

        • 61 carolmaewy
          January 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

          Don’t wait for the pain to get bad. Take it at first sign of pain. You will feel better sooner and won’t have to take as many of the drugs. And rest! Get will soon. πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸŒΌ Hope you can see the flowers. It’s a fee program of emoticons. πŸ™‚

          • 62 Dudette
            January 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

            Aww thanks, carol. I can only see little square boxes, but sure appreciate the thought!

            • 63 carolmaewy
              January 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

              You’re on something I’ve ever been, unless its morphine. That I can’t take. 🌺🌻🌹🌷🌸

              • 64 Dudette
                January 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

                Vicodin. Thank goodness for it!

                Can’t take it during work day (or when I know I’m gonna drive), cuz it’s like… just think of Lindsay Lohan after a night at the club and you get the idea what effect it has on me. It ain’t pretty! πŸ™‚

                Boy, I sure hope the Extra Strength Tylenol will do the trick tomorrow.

      • 66 Dudette
        January 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm

        Missed you too. πŸ˜€

        • 67 vcprezofan2
          January 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

          Ouch! Here’s hoping your la-la-land visit is shorter yet much more pleasurable this time, D!

          • 68 Dudette
            January 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

            Thanks, vc. I’m glad it doesn’t take long to take effect. In fact, I’m feeling kinda good right now. Just gotta make sure I stay away from heavy equipment and sharp objects. Off to surrender to the sleep monster — coming dear…. zzzzzzzzz! πŸ˜›

            • 69 vcprezofan2
              January 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

              πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ Sweet dreams!

              • 70 HZ
                January 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

                (((((((((((((((((((( Missed you, Dudette.))))))))))))))))))) So please take care and know that we missed you, but so thankful to have you back.HZ

                • 71 Dudette
                  January 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

                  Thank you (((((((((((((((((((( HZ.))))))))))))))))))). Missed you too. I’m feeling better already.
                  Back to work tomorrow. Hopefully there’ll be ice cream there too. πŸ™‚

  9. 72 Dudette
    January 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Nice seeing Ambassador Rice in the audience during the Miami Heat photo session. Smiling and enjoying the moment. Good for her!

    • 73 HZ
      January 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Dudette, that is a very connective beautiful observation by you Thanks for bringing it to our attention. POB again showing us his beautiful core of looking out for others and their joy as well. Dr. Susan Rice loves basketball so much, and I am sure there are so many beautiful thoughts going through her mind as she sits there and remembers another wonderful man in power who also gave her wonderful moments of being so special as a young lady growing up watching many games of basketball. , Sec. of Commerce,Ron Brown, her next door neighbor taught her many things about the game as she watched the guys play in the yard. She was also invited to play basketball with her brothers and Ron Brown who later became President Bill Clinton’s Sec. of Commerce and the DNC Chairman who helped elect Bill Clinton. Then she went on to work in the Clinton Administration as well. Full Circle, indeed.

      And now again today, there she is an invitee to see a President and a great team in the White House; and she is in the audience as a fan of the game and nice basketball player, but most of all a very important Cabinet member of the POTUS. Two delights in the life of a young lady who worked hard also to get to the White House. Go Heats, Go POTUS, and Go Amb. Dr. Susan Rice.HZ

      • 74 Dudette
        January 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        Wow! You’re absolutely right HZ! Great memory you’ve got there.

        I’d totally forgotten about her connection to Ron Brown and that she was a player herself in her youth.I remember an interview a while back when she was in the Cinton admin (or maybe afterwards) where she talked about playing at school. Wish I could find it.

        Anyway, today must have been such a treat for her!

  10. 75 carolmaewy
    January 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Love his hat!

  11. 76 Melanie
    January 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    That was nice. PBO was clearly in his element.

  12. 77 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I love LeBron…this should be fun!

    [Side note: PBO looks right nice in that cap.]

  13. January 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I am just annoyed that all the newstianers and Latinos leaders are now giving credit to the sumbag Rubio I JUST DON’T GET IT. I am one those immigrant from Africa and I went through the deportation proceedings to hear that credit is not being giving to The President that forced Retug to some minimal sense is annoying. Dems when would you learn Michel on her show on MSNBC was just gussing about Rubio it makes me sick

    • 80 hopefruit2
      January 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      The Latino voters and the genuine community leaders will give credit to whom it belongs – i.e., President Obama, regardless of what the newstainers like Andrea Mitchell and self-appointed “Latino leaders” think.

  14. January 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Just wait! The Lakers will be there next year! The comeback has begun! πŸ˜•

  15. January 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    • 86 Lovepolitics2008
      January 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Sigh… What a HELP he would have been in the last four years. He was a star and the media was giving him a big platform. I’ve been waiting for a few years now to see some new strong leaders emerge from the senate. We have many excellent and effective democratic senators, but not so many have that little extra that makes everybody pay attention when they speak. Of course now we have Elisabeth Warren who has a national audience, but she’s only beginning. Al Franken, where are you ?

  16. January 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Will continue to be unrelenting …

    … until our fellow citizens, especially our youth and abused women are no longer slaughtered on behalf of profit margins for gun & ammo manufacturers.

    Yes We Can

  17. January 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Was it a fun event? Suppose the video will emerge later today πŸ™‚

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  20. 92 anniebella
    January 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I sure do appreciate POTUS saying a few words about LeBron, Wade and who was the other guy he mention who was sitting good examples as to being a father

      • 94 anniebella
        January 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

        Our young men who become fathers need to be more impress with Dwayne Wade the Father, then Dwayne Wade the basketball player. If you can’t take care of a baby, financially or being there to help raise a baby, then you have no business fathering children. I’ve seen to many cases were a young man gets a young women pregnant, he has no job, ain’t looking for a job, have no education, neither does the girl and the child is the one to suffer.

        • 95 anniebella
          January 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm

          Let me correct myself, alot of our young men, not all.

          • 96 HZ
            January 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

            Dwyane Wade is a brilliant gifted basketball player and a beautiful and caring father. He wrote an excellent book about fatherhood after going through his legal battles with his sons. I highly recommend the book for those who have friends, young gifted young men in all walks of life to read it and share it with those appropriate family/friends. Great read: “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball .”by Dwyane Wade. I admire his gifts, but I also admire his example as a beautiful father to his sons.HZ

  21. January 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    • January 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Ok, when I become fashion dictator, I shall ban people wearing glasses who don’t actually need them.

    • January 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      That is so cool, Chips. I have never been a LaBron fan but he love our PBO so I will accept him. I missed the live stream but just listened to the videos you put up. I know I would be overwhelmed too being at the White House.

      • 104 anniebella
        January 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        I didn’t like the way Lebron left Cleveland, but that’s in the pass. Plus I remember the respect he and the entire Olympics Men Basketball team showed our FLOTUS. When the whole team including the coaches came over and got a hug from the First Lady.

  22. 105 sonjiaduncan
    January 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl. Some were there as early as 7 a.m.
    Ray Lewis took the microphone and said one word three times: “Baltimore.”

    Staring out at thousands of people crowding the Harborplace ampitheater, most of them holding cell phones or cameras aloft to capture the moment, the second player ever selected by the Ravens launched into a short speech. The team was making a pit stop on its way to the airport to fly to New Orleans for Sunday’s Super Bowl, so this would be Lewis’ last public comment in Baltimore as a member of the team he came to personify.

    “There is no Ravens without you guys,” he said.

  23. January 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  24. 108 desertflower
    January 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats, Chips! Who’s making 17,000,000 cupcakes today?? πŸ™‚ Awesome accomplishment:)

  25. 111 anniebella
    January 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    POTUS also mention Lebron’s video where he is trying to sing Michael Jackson’s song “Rock With You”. Let me just say, Lebron is a great basketball player. Singer…..Hell No!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. January 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

  27. 113 xtine
    January 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    [Interesting …]:

    Last week campaign disclosure reports revealed that Hillary Clinton had finally retired the debt from her 2008 presidential campaignβ€”with a little help from the guy who beat her, Barack Obama. Clinton’s debt once totaled more than $20 million, although it had dwindled to about $250,000 by last year. That’s when a team of top Obama donors decided to surprise Clinton, and thank her for her loyal service, by raising enough money to pay off her bills. As secretary of state, she was forbidden from political fundraising.

    More here: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-28/obamas-parting-gift-to-hillary-clinton

    • 114 Cman
      January 28, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Wow. We picked a winner guys. They don’t better than this guy.

    • 116 anniebella
      January 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      That was nice of POTUS supporters, I wonder if the situation were reverse would Hillary supporters have done the same. Because if my memory serve me right they were real piss cause POTUS defeated their beloved Hillary, some were out right nasty.

  28. January 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    So what do we think of this bipartisan immigration reform by the Gang of 8? I don’t trust either of the Republicans who joined in this based on their past behavior. We’ll see what happens.

    • 118 57andfemale
      January 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      here’s my take: it’s a surprisingly good proposal but of course the devil is in the details.

      Hispanic voters are very sophisticated, and methinks the Repubs are underestimating them. Obviously, Repubs are incapable of actually reading actual data: the polls of Hispanics consistently showed that their major concerns were economy, education and health care. Republicans are going to think they’re going to do something on immigration, and that will be all Hispanics care about. They will continue to try to screw them (and the entire middle class) on health care and education and meaningful jobs creation. I also read today that the Hispanic American population is very young – average age of 18. They are socially liberal.

      So the Hispanic voting bloc is going to stay Democratic, and they are smart enough to understand when they are only being manipulated and underestimated.

      • January 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm

        David Corn of Mother Jones says its unworkable

        • 120 57andfemale
          January 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

          Like I said, I haven’t looked at the details. However, there was some knee-jerk response, such as “Jan Brewer gets to decide when the border is safe”, but Greg Sargent said that wasn’t really true.

          It’s a start for the conversation at least.

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