118 Responses to “Dad-in-Chief”

  1. 9 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Amazing so heartwarming!

  2. June 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    GA Chips, TOD…….Congrats on first Maryl

  3. 14 Nena20409
    June 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats Mary1 😉

    GA TODers.

    Happy Father’s Day for all Our TOD Men 🙂

    I know that Tomorrow is the Day…..but Tomorrow is here for many already across the world.

  4. 16 desertflower
    June 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    SO fabulous!! I’m being such a couch potato now 🙂 HBO is showing all the past episodes of Newsroom to prime for new season ( July 14th !!!)

    Loving my First Family:) Loving these reruns, too…for those that haven’t seen this series..A MUST WATCH

  5. 18 Judith Fardig
    June 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    All you need is love, and President Obama gets plenty from his girls and from all of us supporters!

  6. 19 Nena20409
    June 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    My best Video of the 2008

    Marvelous Pictures. Gorgeous.

  7. 20 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Awww……these pictures are melt your heart fantastic! The picture of Pres. Obama looking at Malia Obama enjoying the roller coaster ride had me in fits of laughter. His expression is so classic dad.

    Thanks Chiparoo.

  8. 22 GGAIL
    June 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Those photos make me love Barack even more. Not only is he a great President of the United States, he’s a Great Father. God bless!

  9. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    There he is! Doin’ the dad thing! (Even looks as though he’s doing the “weird dad” thing is a couple of those images!)

    Beautiful photo round-up, Chips.

  10. June 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Morning Obots.

    Well, I’m officially tired of this pain. And it’s not back pain, but definitely TMI to tell you what it is. Let’s just say that I can’t sit for very long. Doctor just called in a cream, so hopefully that will help. Miss you all terribly, but I think a break from the ridiculousness we call US politics is good for me.

    Hope everyone is in good spirits, and a happy Dad’s day to all the fathers. Hopefully I’ll be back full force by Monday.

  11. June 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

  12. 31 Dudette
    June 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Everybody! Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

    Awesome photo gallery Chips!!

  13. 36 Dudette
    June 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Love this one too!

  14. 37 Dudette
    June 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    … and this!

    • 38 HZ
      June 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      A beautiful Sat. to my Chips and all of my TOD family. Enjoy every moment possible with a lot of hopeful moments, and great laughter and fun with family and friends.

      Lots of (((((((((((((( Healing Hugs to LL, GoBrooklyn, LL, and all of the precious TOD family who are getting their strength back))))))))))))))))))

      May the gratefulness of all of the preparations in silent moments for our fathers who have passed on; our beautiful military men/women who gave their lives for our country; the fathers who are serving this nation all across the world; and to our loving fathers who are still with us; and to our beautiful and loving President and VP. We love you all, and we celebrate this beautiful time with love, gratefulness, and respect.

      May Father’s Day be one to remember with so much love and appreciation from each of us here in our TOD Family.

      Our ‘Father-In-Chief’, we love you, respect, and pray for you. Malia and Sasha are so blessed. May their travels be filled with enjoyment, lots of fun, and much gratitude. We love you , Mr. President.

      ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Blessings to all of the TOD Fathers)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

      • 39 Dudette
        June 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        That was so beautiful HZ! May blessings of healing grace, strength, peace and joy rain on you. You are so much a part of what makes this blog such sweet respite from the cruel world. Thank you for your soothing words and your lovely spirit! I’m grateful for you today and always.

        Have a wonderful weekend!

    • June 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Bob has been absolutely outstanding on this, as you said DF, peeling away the lies day by day. Thank you DF!

      • 42 desertflower
        June 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

        He has been like a man possessed to get the truth out on this. I posted a thank you to him the other day for his tenacious factual reporting…..others followed suit. He deserves a damn Pulitzer.

  15. June 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful! An involved dad, so worthy of our admiration 🙂

  16. June 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I’m being weirdly dynamic today 😕

    Up next, details of the First Lady’s trip to Ireland with Malia and Sasha. Will wait til this gets busy-ish.

    • 49 Dudette
      June 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Cool! 🙂

    • 50 arapaho415
      June 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you Chips (again, and again).

      What would the Internet be without your wonderful talents and generous heart?

      I hated the MSM’s intolerable coverage of the 2012 campaign, and now see how they undermine this admnistration on a daily basis (mostly by “reporting” on how “uppity” this President is; they have nothing else, and are shamelessly self-congratulatory about it to boot).

      I’m giddy with excitement to see FLOTUS and girls in Ireland, so thanks again.

    • 52 GGAIL
      June 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Can’t wait !!

  17. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Happy anniversary, DACA! Thank you, President Obama!

  18. June 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I am soooooo looking forward to this trip – especially the stop in Ireland 🙂

  19. 63 arapaho415
    June 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Just gorgeous.

    What a WONDERFUL collection of photos. Tearing up just looking them.

    Thank you Chips!

    Happy Father’s Day to all Dads in Todville.

  20. 64 HZ
    June 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Yes, indeed CTGirl. So much love for them to receive over there. A beautiful time he so much need and deserves from so much of the noise there in DC.

  21. 65 0388jojothecat
    June 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    To all the dads, step dads, and grand dads have a wonderful Father’s Day. President Obama really makes it look easy but by his own admission it’s a hard job but the most rewarding job.

  22. 66 Jovie
    June 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I thought Caroline was going to be Japan’s Ambassador?

  23. 67 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The Daily Banter’s Official Helpful Media Guide for Interacting With Glenn Greenwald


  24. 68 debz
    June 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Beautiful photos!!

    I know this is from gopolitco, but nice interview with Bobby Flay about cooking for POTUS and the Chinese Pres. http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/06/bobby-flay-on-cooking-for-obama-166256.html

  25. 69 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    This is such a dad moment. Love it!

  26. 70 utaustinliberal
    June 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm

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  28. 72 Dudette
    June 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

  29. 74 arapaho415
    June 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Don’t want to besmirch these WONDERFUL family photos, but then again, don’t want to sully the upcoming Ireland post, so here’s a couple of answers to those wondering if Snowden is a whistleblower or a traitor:

  30. 79 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm


    The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 6/12/13


    The NSA Eavesdropping Story; Snowden Leaks to Hong Kong Press; A Million Questions; Greenwald’s Agenda; Misleading Reporting; Where Was the Tech Vetting; Chez’s Media Guide; Direct Access is is an FTP Server; Credibility and Transparency; Where Do We Draw the Counterterrorism Line; Greenwald Blocked Bob; Ron Paul and Drones; and much more.



  31. 80 Jovie
    June 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Now if they can just do one about Kara, his Cousin?

    • 81 Dudette
      June 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Leaving to see it in just a few minutes. Woot!

    • 82 MightyPamela
      June 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Notice Russell Crowe’s twitter followers are increasing rapidly, about 1000 per hour. I’m cool with that, even tho I don’t use twitter!

  32. 83 whatisworking
    June 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Greetings TODers

    I will try and post an update on what our local OFA is doing each week. I would encourage everyone to become involved with a local OFA, you can make calls from home, gather signatures on petitions, do voter registration, attend rallies, there is a lot for you to do.

    Newtown 6 month anniversary rally

    Here is a web page pith photos. I can’t post them here – hope you will click and look them over. We had 20 folks, a staffer from Congressman Thompson’s district and lots of horn honks.


    We also held a phone bank making calls into Modesto to encourage folks to call Congressman Denham and attend a meeting at his office on Friday. It was fun to call Democrats and invite them to get involved. After spending a year calling Independents and Republicans in swing states, this was easy peasey….

    We also attended a local City Council meeting where we spoke in support of a clean power option for PG and E customers.

    For the next few days I am going to work in my yard and take naps.

    And read this blog of course….

    • 84 vcprezofan2
      June 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Linda, thank you so much for your continued, unrelenting focus on moving #FORWARD Enjoy your yard AND your naps (and your time away from your students)!

    • 85 a4alice
      June 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      thanks Linda for being such a rock in OFA!

  33. 86 Dudette
    June 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

  34. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Here is one of those great Daddy-In-Chief moments:

  35. June 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I know they are just pictures but the smiling faces are really what makes it worthwhile.

  36. 89 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Just like your average everyday Dad!!! 😉

  37. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    From Maria Shriver’s blog – Reflecting on Modern Fatherhood (other Father’s Day stories there, too)


  38. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    “Behind you Daddy”

    • 93 vcprezofan2
      June 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Mrs. DD, did you see the response to your “Count on Me” video collage and the suggestions that it’s time for another masterpiece? ::cough:: Some of us – Mighty Pamela and I – even recommend that it would be best if you did another right away, BEFORE the twins make their appearance as we figure your hands will be full then. 😉

      • 94 donna dem 4 obama
        June 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

        I did!!!!

        Alright, Alright…I guess I have my work cut out for me. I’ll get busy 😉 😉

        • 95 vcprezofan2
          June 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

          Yeah! 😆 I’ll tiptoe quietly away so as not to disturb your muse in case she has already started the creative process.

  39. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    June 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    FLOTUS Happy Fathers Day message to President Obama last year.

    • June 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      I love seeing the pictures of President Obama with children. They give him a look of adoration and respect. And it seems as if a special message is being silently communicated between the President and the child(ren).

      • 98 daisydem
        June 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm

        Yes, and he returns their adoration with genuine affection and respect! He leans over or stoops down to talk to them BUT he des not talk down to them. And one other observation about the wonderful pictures of President Obama and the girls: I love that he spend one-on-one time with each of them. I am sure that both Sasha and Malia feel valued by their Dad. I am lucky (my kids too): my hubby is also a hands on, affectional, affirming Dad!

  40. 100 MightyPamela
    June 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Each of these wonderful moments evokes its own response, and the one with the SilverFox in the frame has it’s own very special response, eh, HZ and Carolyn? 😉

  41. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    The other side looks for scamdals. We laugh. I’m good.

    Lookin’ on the bright side:

  42. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    (Love the headline) Crazy woman climbs on stage at ‘Road To Majority’ Conference, calls Obama voters ‘dense’


  43. 103 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    #TrustBarack (and AG Holder!)

  44. 105 vcprezofan2
    June 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Very definitely “Father of the Year(s)”! 😀
    /whispering very, very, very softly – I kinda/sorta envy the girls a wee, little bit in this area, even though I’m waaaay beyond needing a ‘father’/

  45. 108 Jovie
    June 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

  46. 112 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

  47. June 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    great pics…thanks so much 🙂

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