The President and First Lady in Orlando

12:0 EST: President Obama delivers remarks at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Orlando. He will be introduced by the First Lady.

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149 Responses to “The President and First Lady in Orlando”

  1. 6 africa
    August 10, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Waiting to hear my president and First Lady.

  2. 8 africa
    August 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

    These people are simply beautiful. Front, back, sideways, every which way. They represent the best there is.

  3. August 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

  4. 12 MightyPamela
    August 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

    G’day, y’all. Our First Couple look so pretty and so happy. Right for each other, right for America! Have a wonderful day, everyone!

  5. 13 donna dem 4 obama
    August 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Good Saturday Morning Everyone on this Birthday Eve for me 😉

    I LOVE FLOTUS hair and the Prez is looking mighty handsome as well. I wish them a wonderful, restful vacation.

  6. 31 Nena20409
    August 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    GM TOD, Beautiful People. Happy Saturday Morning from the Midwest 😉

    FLOTUS is wearing Yellow……Sunshine, Fresh, Lively, and Gorgeous 😉

    POTUS is looking Great, Yes ❗

  7. 32 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

    They are oh so cute.

  8. 33 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

    WOW – no wonder the MSM/GOP/emoprogs are so jealous….

  9. August 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

    donna dem: I was just about to say I love FLOTUS’s hair this morning; full, soft, very feminine and becoming. Love it! They look great, and I love them both. I hope they have a fantastic vacation. Can’t wait to see some of the candid photos and how much the girls have grown!

  10. August 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Something I was going to comment on the last thread and decided to just mention it here instead about “the souring US/Russia relations” being pushed by MSM right now is that Medvedev was in power at the beginning of PBO’s first term in office before Putin came back with his old ways. In all the broadcasts I have heard that has only been mentioned a couple of times.

    • 36 Layla
      August 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      This, this and this!!!!!!!!

    • 37 Nena20409
      August 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      The Media wants the narrative to be that pres Obama is standoffish……just like their false narrative in the workings of Congress with pres Obama……the blame is always on him…..then they would falsely reference Clinton/Newt…….LBJ, etc…….as their examples……Newt shut the gov’t down 2X…..and started working with Clinton when the public said No. LBJ had close to 75 Dem senators and 350 Dem House members…..plus Northeast GOPers who were more agreeable in solving problems……Those facts are usually hidden and the DC Journos are Not interested in Facts, Content or with Context.

    • 41 hopefruit2
      August 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      The MSM wants to mislead people into thinking that it’s all because of the Snowden issue .

  11. 44 LunarSea
    August 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Yeah, finally here when our dynamic duo are speaking in real time. Lucky me.

    Jeeze TODers, I keep missing so much here, but do try to catch as much as I can. Love you all for keeping the lights on.

    And what’s this…did I miss a certain BT’s birthday. That just won’t do!

    Happiest of birthdays to you Ms ChipsChica. And many more….. Scotch all around!

  12. August 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  13. 46 Linda
    August 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Fox and CNN not supporting our disabled veteran’s by not showing this.

  14. 48 lisalovesobama
    August 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Beautiful lady! I missed seeing Miche. Glad to see her today, though. 🙂

  15. 49 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    That’s OUR President! Thank you Mr. President FLOTUS and our hard-working Troops!!!

  16. 50 Linda
    August 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Birther Alert !

  17. 61 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    LOL! I’ve heard this so many times – but he really continues to awe us EVERY TIME!!!

    • August 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      I definitely noticed his tone changing when he went on a diatribe to implore the R’s for opposing 30 million Americans getting a first shot at medical insurance. Note – this is from a native of the Netherlands, *who cannot imagine having no health insurance* by law, forever ….

  18. 63 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    What a wonderful and beautifully emotional event. We’re freaking lucky to have President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    • 64 anniebella
      August 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      I rather think about people like Sgt. Perez instead of those two idiot women holding those signs.

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      August 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      That last quote – “You never have to get back up alone” – how wonderful for all of the current and future disabled veterans to know that.

  19. 66 Anjo
    August 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Happy Birthday to one and ALL my brother was the second, my sisters’ is today and tomorrow we are having a luncheon for a few friends got to go get the house visitable…happy Summer all, great birthday wishes to Chips. Donna and all who I missed ..cake, ice cream and wine all around

    • August 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Anjo!

      • 68 anniebella
        August 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

        When was your birthday Chipsticks? If I missed it let me say I hope you had a wonderful Birthday. If it is today or coming up, Happy Birthday to you.

        • 69 vcprezofan2
          August 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

          You haven’t missed it yet, Annieb, there’s three more days to go! I don’t know what’s up with everyone this year – making up for last year I’d guess, when celebrations didn’t start until late at night.

  20. 70 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

  21. 73 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    • 74 anniebella
      August 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Someone like Jakari that female soldier are the heroes we should think of instead of those two idiots with those signs, or that traitor in Russia. Jakari and Perez and others like them are the heroes.

  22. 76 lisalovesobama
    August 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    WH.gov is doing a great job of continuing to roll camera after POTUS speaks. Usually after he finishes talking, the shut off and we don’t get to see any rope line stuff.

    • 77 vcprezofan2
      August 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I noticed too, Lisaloves, and wondered if it’s because it’s military, or because we complained to each other here about this. Whatever the reason, as one of the previous complainants, I’m VERY, VERY HAPPY that they have started to share more after each event. 😀

  23. 78 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    • 79 HZ
      August 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      GM/Afternoon/Evening Chips and my TOD family. Lovely sunny day in Cali. Grateful to see our President and First Lady looking so beautiful and speaking in Orlando. We are truly bless to have POB as our CIC. Our lovely First Couple complements each other in all that they do. They truly inspire me daily.

      Our men and women serving currently and previously served us are to get the Greatest Salute of Honor and continue to get the best from each of us for their service. I am so grateful to know that we have a CIC who is looking out for them and their families. Tears come to my eyes as I think of how bravely and courageously they serve us and have served us without complaining. We thank you all so very much.

      I pray that our First Family will enjoy their vacation with Malia, Sasha, and their friends. May nothing but peace, love, and joyfulness surround our POTUS and FLOTUS. We will keep lifting them up in our ()s and thoughts.

      Did I miss the birthday of my most favorite person in this beautiful TOD Family? Please tell me I did not. I am getting a little off of my game lately. Please forgive me, my most brilliant and beautiful angel, Chips. I hope I did not miss this. This is the best celebration of the year.

      Preparing for forgiveness all day, my beautiful angel, Chips.
      Donna, start the party now on your eve.

      ((( Lots of loving healing hugs of strength to Amk, Vc., Layla, Gobrooklyn, and all of my precious TOD family members who need a loving Hug)))))HZ’

  24. 80 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  25. 81 GGAIL
    August 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    It was so good to see & hear Pres and FL Obama!

    • 82 anniebella
      August 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      It was GGail. It is always good to see them speak somewhere, and it make it sweeter when they are together.

  26. 83 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  27. 84 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  28. 89 sherijr
    August 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I love our President. that’s it, all I have to add.

  29. 91 LunarSea
    August 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Off to enjoy this beautiful day. Hope you all are enjoying yours. Until later….

  30. 93 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  31. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    August 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    It’s Action August with OFA.

    There are many ways to engage the public on a whole host of topics on the President’s agenda like Climate Change, Gun Control, Immigration Reform, Implementing ObamaCare and Voting Rights.

    Take a stand at town hall meetings and express your values on the issue that you feel the most passionate.

    Hold/Host an event

    Signup to make calls to your neighbors and Congressional representatives

    Distribute flyers

    Commit more time to Facebook and Tweet the policy issues that need to be shared

    Most importantly just get involved in anyway that you want because every single effort on your part will make a tremondous difference. If you only inform one person through your efforts or make one person give a second thought on a policy issue you have been successful.

    Here is a message from Nancy Pelosi to get you going.

    Have a great Saturday Everyone…I’m off to the beach!!

  32. 97 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I see that the media is once again initiating and enabling a resurgence of racist propaganda by supposedly reporting incidents of birther protesters, or mobs yelling racial slurs when the President is around. I know what this is about – it’s about 2014, and a stealth racist campaign to help Republicans. But the MSM is trying to be sleek about it – not as explicit this time, no direct coverage of townhalls or Tea Party rallies. But pushing these pics of people holding racist signs, or spreading stuff about people angrily yelling slurs (while not condemning any of it).


    From now on, if I see any tweet from anyone in the MSM spreading these “protests” without condemnation of the hateful rhetoric, I will make it my business to call them out and accuse them directly of consenting to and enabling hate speech. I don’t care who gets offended, or who feels unfairly accused. You spread propaganda without condemning it – you are part of the problem and deserve to be called out.

  33. 101 anniebella
    August 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Tell Ted Cruz the Canadian to go home.

  34. 103 anniebella
    August 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS are off on their vacation. Wish I could go, I’ll dog sit Bo.

  35. 104 yardarm756
    August 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    > How the world works lately..
    > If a man cuts his finger off while
    > Slicing salami at work,
    > He blames the restaurant.
    > If you smoke three packs a day
    > For 40 years and die of lung cancer,
    > Your family blames the
    > Tobacco company.
    > If your neighbor crashes
    > Into a tree while driving home drunk,
    > He blames the bartender.
    > If your grandchildren are
    > Brats without manners,
    > You blame television.
    > If your friend is shot by a
    > Deranged madman,
    > You blame the gun manufacturer..
    > And if a crazed person breaks
    > Into the cockpit and
    > Tries to kill the pilot at 35,000 feet,
    > And the passengers
    > Kill him instead,
    > The mother of the crazed deceased
    > Blames the airline.
    > I must have lived too long to
    > Understand the world
    > As it is anymore.
    > So, if I die while my OLD WRINKLED ASS is parked in front of this computer,
    > I want all of you to
    > Blame Bill Gates .
    > Have a nice day!

  36. 110 Claire
    August 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you veterans!!! Love when the POTUS and FLOTUS show their support for military families. Every time I se them with our military personnel it makes my head explode to think that people actually support traitors like manning.

  37. 111 GGail
    August 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Chipsticks, thanks for getting a good signal so you could share this appearance by POTUS & FLOTUS with us.

  38. 126 joyfulmeme
    August 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Alex Witt has guest criticizing PBO about sexual assaults in the military and criticizing the president because it wasn’t mention in the DAV speech. While important and needs to be addressed, today’s topic had to do with Disabled American Vets. MSM has problem staying on topic. Every issues has to be addressed right now. Has any other president been held to these extremely high standards?

    • 127 Claire
      August 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      History will show how the media treated this POTUS with extreme bias and yes racism. I do believe Pres. Obama is the greatest president this nation has ever known, and as humans evolve and his story is written it will be one of greatness through a period of racism, bigotry, and ignorance.

    • 129 Don
      August 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Yes, Alex nitWitt does go off the rail from time to time.

    • 130 hopefruit2
      August 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Every topic in the MSM quickly deteriorates into an Obama-blame session with zero solutions put forward. That’s the MSM’s 2014 campaign for their Republicans in congress….

    • 131 anniebella
      August 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      I am glad I didn’t watch Alex Witt. The President was in California this week when he was speaking before Marines and he talked about sexual assault. Do they want him to talk about that every time he speaks before our military. And no, no other President has been held to such extreme high standards.

    • 132 HZ
      August 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Alex Witt is sad and is a messengers of thoughts that disrupt the goodness of the work of a great president and those of us who are working daily to help him make things better. President Obama has spoken with great concern about this issue and his administration is doing work to stop this type of abuse within our military. This did not happen overnight or just when POB took office. Where was Alex Witt then. We need to call these people on these talking points. President Obama has already stated he will go to the top to get these issues out of our military. I trust him on this and I will support him and his administration on this, because he is working on it.

      This was a message for our Disabled Veterans today. I am supporting this president today, and I have already committed my efforts to support him in the issue of sexual abuse within our military. POB is not sleep nor slumbering. He is working as our CIC everyday to make the things that have gone unnoticed and under reported by these talking heads. Where is the compassion or what will or can do to help the President make sure that our Disabled Veterans get better care with their benefits and their care now.

      MSM has great problems cashing checks while bashing this president. They stay on the topics that take the respect from , in this case our Disabled Veterans and this decent POTUS. Plain and simple.HZ

    • August 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      He doesn’t have to address every issue, it’s just that every issue he does address is the wrong one. It’s much simpler for them that way. They don’t have to keep track- just look at their list of issues, pick one he doesn’t happen to be speaking about at that moment, and ding him for it.

  39. 134 daisydem
    August 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    The tweets above; the excerpts from his speec have me in tears. We are a private counseling office; we are TriCare certified and are in the network for TriCare. My hubby (the therapist) is a veteran. Call us; we will help. We too are with you for the long run.

  40. 136 vcprezofan2
    August 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    BTW, Thanks Utal – I’ve just finished watching and appreciating everything on the ‘Rise & Shine’ link, which I was trying to do while keeping up with the current link. You consistently do such a good job that I feel like a broken record (old-fashioned terminology 😉 ) when I say ‘Good job, Utal!’ 😀

  41. August 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Great summary of the speech. UT sets such a high standard of reporting. Take a lesson MSM!

    • 138 HZ
      August 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      (((((((((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs for all that you do here, UT.)))))))))))))))))))))))))) Thank you so much.HZ

  42. 139 veryslowwriter
    August 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I’m pretty much opposed to all foreign military adventures but if we’re to send troops to fight we damn well have to take care of them when they get home. That’s just one of the things I admire about POTUS and FLOTUS. They’re not eager to fight but understand that if it’s necessary, the soldiers are owed EVERYTHING they need.
    Just the opposite of the GOP who can’t wait to send soldiers to war but are then full of hot air and platitudes when it comes to veterans’ benefits.

    • 140 99ts
      August 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      At the other end of the world I just read your message – couldn’t agree more. The old men (and some women) of war send the young & leave behind the grieving mothers and the stoic fathers – yet they will not provide for them when they return.

  43. August 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Still waiting for Orlando video to appear, will post it as soon as it does!

  44. 145 Layla
    August 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    As I am having a wonderful day I am thinking of you AMK…

    You are in my thoughts
    as you find your way though this.
    I am praying for your healing,
    with the passage of time.
    I know you will miss your Mom;
    I send you my understanding
    and consolation.
    Know that the strain, the pain,
    will eventually ease.
    May your pleasant memories of your Mom
    sustain and comfort you.
    You are in my thoughts.

  45. 146 Nena20409
    August 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Dear Birthers,

    Keep this as a secret, I give you a hint for your future missions.
    TedCruz was born in Canada.
    RickSantorum’s father was born in Italy.
    Marco Rubio’s bot­h parents were born in Cuba.
    DonaldTrump’s mot­her was born in Scotland.
    MittRomeny’s father was born in a M ormon colony in Chihuahua/Mexico.

    An educational letter from forpeace……an avid commenter at HP.

    • 147 anniebella
      August 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Nena, to the Birthers that is just fine with them, for you see all those people you name aren’t black. The Birthers and Tea Party are the new name for the KKK.

    • 148 nathkatun7
      August 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Great job, Nena. You forgot John McCain who was born in Panama

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