The Look

Quite possibly the look that made Putin do what he was told.

Chat away!

176 Responses to “The Look”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm


  2. 3 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Oh my..he’s looking straight at me…I am totally blushing now….

  3. 14 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Maureen Dowd is lurking on this thread and getting increasingly frustrated looking at that pic…She’s about to pen a nasty column.

  4. 17 Zizi2
    September 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Chips you are dangerously close to destroying our marriages. Ok we get it. POTUS is foiiiiiine. Cut it out!

    Ahem……can we haz some more. Naughty mats can be suspended for today 😀

  5. 25 amk for obama
    September 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    A battle weary American soldier boarded a crowded train in London during the early days of post-WWII, only to discover he was unable to find a place to sit. As he walked the length of the train, he noticed a small white dog curled up on one of the seats. A large, well dressed woman sat in the seat next to the dog. The man hovered near the seat, hoping the woman would take the hint, but she pointedly ignored him.

    “Excuse me, Ma’am,” the soldier finally spoke, “Is this your dog? Would you mind holding it on your lap so that I may sit down?”

    The woman raised her icy gaze to the young man and said in a haughty British accent, “oh! You Americans. You are so rude. Fluffy is in that seat, and I see no reason why she should give up her comfort for you.”

    The exhausted soldier nodded, picked up the small dog … leaned over … opened the window of the moving train and tossed the dog out. The woman gaped and spluttered in horrified indignation, and the man sitting across from her lowered his newspaper.

    “You Americans”, he said, “You do everything wrong. You drive on the wrong side of the road … you eat with the wrong fork … and you just threw the wrong bitch out the window.”

    Gunnite folks.

    • 26 hopefruit2
      September 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      LMAO! I see that amk wants to change the topic. No more naughty mat talk, sez amk. Now where’s Mr. japa? If this were a pic of FLOTUS, we know that japa would be FIRST on the thread!

  6. 27 PrayerWarriorforObama
    September 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Hopefruit2, sometimes the disarming is in the charming.

  7. 28 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Audrey and Eleroy, we don’t mean to cause you any pain!

  8. 29 amk for obama
    September 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    ok, the last one, I promise.

  9. 30 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  10. September 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Whoever Mr. President is looking at is one lucky lady. 😉
    PS: I hate clearing my cookies!

  11. 32 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  12. September 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    …I read the caption and my first reaction to this was. “Yeah…same would go for me.”
    *join the growing group on the naughty mat* Oy my. O_o
    Where´s that photo from btw?

  13. 36 PrayerWarriorforObama
    September 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Hopefruit2, I hope you are not associating my entry with Obama hate. I was responding to you saying you did not notice the caption, and telling you that sometimes one’s (PBO’s)charm can undo/dispel (disarm) hateful motives.

  14. 37 anniebella
    September 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Is that the Look he gave Michelle to get her to say I do?

    • 38 anniebella
      September 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      I’m glad POTUS won’t be going on his Asia trip till the 6th of October. He has something very important he has to do October 3rd. I believe it will be POTUS and FLOTUS 21st wedding anniversary, and last year they had to postpone their celebration because of the first presidential debate.

    • September 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      No, AB, it’s when he got her to say, Yes We Can!

  15. 40 Nena20409
    September 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Wow! I was still stuck on the last post. It was when I refreshed the page that I saw that TOD had moved on to another Fabulous post.

    The L O O K 🙄

    Unbeatable is all I have got to say.

  16. 41 idon
    September 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    That look on President Obama’s face says “it’s handled”!

  17. 42 amk for obama
    September 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Heh, don’t blame me. Layla started it.

  18. 50 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  19. 51 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    • 52 Layla
      September 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Chest out for the pic Ms Cupp..Newt is drooling…more than usual!

    • 54 hopefruit2
      September 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      People are tired of all these shows filled with overpaid “analysts” pondering ad nauseaum about issues they’re not qualified to talk about. Folks just want to hear our President speak at this point. The original crossfire did well because there were far fewer shows like it at the time, and the discussions were more substantive and less about bashing one individual (in this case the President).

    • 56 anniebella
      September 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm


    • September 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Who would want to torture themselves with S.E. Cupp and Newt Gingrich? Come on now!!

    • 58 Nena20409
      September 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      🙄 😆 😆 🙄

      CF was buried by Jon Stewart in 2005.

      TeaNN under Jeff Zucker, brought the DEAD, undead? Who didn’t see the demise?

      S.C. Cupp and Newt, then Van Jones? Please……a disaster guaranteed to implode.

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      September 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      • 60 COS
        September 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

        I don’t see why Stephanie Cutter even associates herself with CNN. She deserves a whole lot better. You are right; she needs her own show.

        • 61 jacquelineoboomer
          September 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

          I think she’s been such a perfect spokesperson for President Obama for so long, she thought she might be able to continue getting his message out there, since obviously she has a great mind and communicative skills. I give her great credit for attempting that, with those other lesser beings on the panel. Unfortunately, her words will be lost among the three bloviators next to her.

          • 62 COS
            September 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

            So true. I don’t see how she can even get a word in being on a panel with Newt. He loves to hear himself talk.

            • 63 jacquelineoboomer
              September 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

              I haven’t been able to watch even one minute of it. Was thinking of muting and just fast-forwarding to Stef, when she spoke, but realized that wouldn’t work!

      • September 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        JOB, I wouldn’t watch this show on a bet, but the burden on Stephanie must be really great having to do battle against THREE unreasonable people with ODS.

        • 65 jacquelineoboomer
          September 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

          She can handle her part, that’s for sure! She must walk around the rest of the day, just shaking her head.

    • 66 WilTal
      September 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Soon to be Crossed Out!

  20. 68 Linda
    September 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Every year, SCOTUS blog does a preview of the upcoming cases….

    I just caught the end of it on cspan. 3 cases I heard about are.

    1. Birth Control required by employers
    2. Oklahoma case of abortion pill.
    3. Religion in government. A case coming from a town in New York State

  21. 70 anniebella
    September 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Gingrich said the U.S. is following from behind. Well Newt you ran for President last year and America said to hell with you and your ideas. Enough said, I think.

    • 71 pkayden
      September 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Gingrich is a behind. Not sure why anything he says is worth hearing. He’s pure ego.

      • 72 anniebella
        September 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

        I can’t believe CNN pick Newt for that Cross fire show.

        • 73 Nena20409
          September 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

          I was like you then I remembered that TeaNN was trying so hard to be Fox lite. Then I said…..Oh yeah. Newt was totally disrespectful and was going down racist path. The TeaNN kind of people. HLN hired Glenn Beck for 3 yrs.

          • 74 anniebella
            September 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

            You speak the truth Nena. TeaNN got rid of Soledad O’Brien, and she is better than anyone they have at their station now.

    • 75 Lovepolitics2008
      September 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      The truth is that America won’t be able to remain the sole superpower for long. President Obama has understood that for a long time and is working 1) for America to still have a lot of influence in this changing world and 2) to prevent that autocratic regimes like Russia and China acquire TOO MUCH global power.

      Gingrich, the neocons, a good part of the whole foreign policy/military establishment don’t get it. They think about the next few years. President Obama thinks about the next century.

      Integral consciousness. Indeed.

    • 76 WilTal
      September 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Newt, the serial adulterer needs to STFU. I have a suggestion…he should push Callista”s hair from behind to find out if it has life, or a platinum helmet.

  22. 77 Linda
    September 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    VP Biden and Julian Castro at the Iowa Stake Fry on cspan

    • 78 Vicki
      September 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I don’t know who our Pres. candidate will be in 2016 but I hereby fearlessly predict Julian Castro will be our Democratic VP pick.

  23. 79 sherijr
    September 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    His hair has nearly completely grayed/turned white… I had not realized. He has earned every single one too. I will never stop being grateful for all that he has done for this nation.. and ultimately for this world.

  24. 88 Nena20409
    September 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Tomorrow…..The POTUS would address the Financial Meltdown.

    The media and many would distract Us by talking about Larry Summers.

    HP2 always cautions TODers on what is in the horizon. This is my tiny contribution.

  25. 90 Anna
    September 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Helllllllooooooo Mr. President! Have I told you lately that I really, Really, REALLY LIKE that you are my President Barack Obama. I only wish I could take some of the weight of the world off your shoulders. The best to You and Your Wonderful Family this Sunday. Tomorrow I fly to DC from WA and am anxious to be in ” your town”.

    • 91 globalcitizenlinda
      September 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      make sure you take time to wave (if you are in the vicinity of WH) – you never know if POTUS or FLOTUS are taking their occasional walks then.

      BTW: love both WA & DC

  26. 92 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  27. 93 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    So Mrs. Ezra has taken it upon herself to scrutinize the gender breakdown of PBO’s leisurely activities…it wasn’t enough to obsess about his cabinet hires…she goes a step further.

    But tell me, did Mrs. Klein ever investigate the gender breakdown of previous Presidents’ leisure activities?

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      September 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      First of all, this is President Obama’s down time. Secondly, I don’t think equal rights means that you have an equal number of men and women as golfing buddies. Or drinking partners. Even if I were to stretch the golfing scenario to go along with the fact that a lot of corporate deals (what she might be used to) are made on the golf course and one might have a leg up being there with “the boss,” this is the President of the United States. He’s not giving out jobs or promotions to his friends – has little missy lowrey seen President Obama’s track record on hiring and promoting? Not too sure they all golf or drink with him.

      In other words, how ridiculous.

    • 97 vcprezofan2
      September 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Hopef, it would seem that the Klein-Lowrey team has made an executive decision to (try to) hide their stupidity behind other names. Remembering yesterday, I checked this time before saying what I thought, and this one was written by ‘Chris Wilson’. So unless they are using pseudonyms, they seem to be letting others speak for them, then retweeting (thus endorsing the garbage from a distance?).

      • 98 hopefruit2
        September 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

        Yes, clearly, that’s what they are doing, and we’re on to their games.

        • 99 vcprezofan2
          September 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

          Poor insecure beings! Cowardly too, if you ask me. This way they can say ‘I didn’t say it. I simply retweeted X’s article.’

      • 100 vcprezofan2
        September 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

        Frankly, the fact this idea of counting how many women seems so dear to Annie’s heart makes me wonder how secure she is in her ‘womanhood’. Maybe I should drop young Klein a hint that he should step up his wife-appreciation regime, probably take some time from his excessive scrutiny of PBO and massage Annie’s sense of self?

        • 101 vcprezofan2
          September 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

          You know, Annie L may just be looking for a topic to write about, and decided to add a feminine touch to Knoller’s love of counting. 😀

    • September 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    • 106 nathkatun7
      September 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Do these media people have lives? Many of them are going to be miserable come Jan 20, 2017.

    • September 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Who in their right mind believes that if a woman wanted to play golf with the President, that he would deny her the opportunity? He plays with whom he wants to play, and I’m fine with that! It’s his own time. He’s proven many times over that he respects women and values equal representation and diverse opinions. We don’t need shallow exhibits.

  28. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    September 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The entire commemoration being shown today – on C-Span3 TV – of the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham is very, very moving.

  29. 111 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    See how the MSM can drive a narrative, whether or not it’s true…

  30. 112 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    • 113 globalcitizenlinda
      September 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      truth is that NO one – except POTUS knew who was going to be nominated as Fed Chair – all was just speculation

    • 117 Lovepolitics2008
      September 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Wow, I didn’t see this coming. OK pure speculation: could it be that he learned President Obama’s choice was NOT him, and he chose to “withdraw” to avoid the humiliation of not being chosen ??.. It better not be a case of ego… Because what this withdrawal is doing is to put some doubt on the person who will be nominated. That person will be regarded as a “second choice”.

      Note: this case is different from the case of Susan Rice IMO. Mrs Rice was pilloried by republicans; maybe she was the second choice, but if she hadn’t withdrawn and President Obama had nominated John Kerry anyway, it would have looked as if it was the President who caved in. I didn’t see too much objections against Summers, except from the “left”.)

      I have to say I’ve been uncomfortable with the possibility of Larry Summers at the Fed. No question he’s brilliant and able to look at the big economic picture, and take good decisions in very complex situations. But it’s his personality that I’ve been uncomfortable with. There have been serious, credible reports that he was not a team player within the administration. I’m not sure he served the president as well as he should have. He often maneuvered to “block” certain opinions from being heard by the president. In other words, he controlled the information too much, and on many occasions didn’t allow the president to hear all sides…

  31. 118 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    True dat… LMAO!! 🙂 🙂

  32. 119 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  33. 120 Roberta in MN
    September 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    The President has this under control. The pundits can speculate all they want, but he still has the ultimate decision. I am not a fan of Summers, but I think he learned a lesson working to fix the shit he started under Clinton. I trust President Obama. 🙂

    • 121 a4alice
      September 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      i’m with you Roberta. I trust PBO as well. 🙂

    • September 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Agree Roberta and what’s funny about this one is that I think it’s quite reasonable to speculate that Summers knew he wasn’t going to be picked and this was a great way for him to save face. 😉

      • 123 Lovepolitics2008
        September 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        Exactly. But if that’s true, it means not only that Summers has a big ego, he’s also selfish. Because unless President OBama makes it very clear that Summers was not his choice, there will always be some doubt that the real nominee is a “second choice”. Not fair for the nominee.

  34. 124 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    ROTFLMAO!!! This is toooo funny!

  35. September 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  36. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    September 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  37. September 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Speaking of Putin, this is funny. Hope it works. It’s a tweet with link to tumbler

  38. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    September 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    • 131 jziglar
      September 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      First of all how many times the President have to say that he didn’t pick anyone yet ? It’s like these idiots keep saying the same crap over and over again when the facts are starring them in the face.

      • 132 Vicki
        September 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

        Exactly jziglar. This is similar to the Susan Rice brouhaha.
        Anybody ranting about what the President is going to do probably has no actual info.
        TOD folks have learned to watch and see.

      • 133 jacquelineoboomer
        September 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

        They have (a) no personal lives, (b) no friends of a different opinion to hang with, and (c) no cognitive thinking skills.

        • 134 HZ
          September 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

          Jacquelineoboomer, you always take the conversation to a beautiful level to show who these people who really have not taken time to look within to see who they are and what their “real purpose” on this earth is really about. One, Ms. Annie.

          Words have power., But when power has been already proven itself with honesty, compassion, dignity, and people thinking on goodness for people who do not have a spokesperson for them in the midst of the Big Case. Then the likes of Ms. Annie comes along with these small selfish minded words that cause people to stop and try to find truth in these disturbing words spoken by people like Ms. Annie. For a moment her words might seem to have some power, especially to those who already have very vile, and hateful feelings towards this president. However, we will give not power to her words about the number of rounds of golf POB has played and how many females have been on those golf trips. Hell, who cares. This is his time to enjoy, clear his head, relax, and be our President of the United States at the same time. So get over it, Ms. Annie and you get a life and maybe get a whole lot of women who want to play golf with you and go for it. You do have a life, well live it, Ms. Annie and leave the President’s alone. You have not power over his choice of who he chooses to play golf with, and you, if you did not know it; we who support him are tired of your crap about our President.

          Personally, I will not give you any more of my precious time, and for sure I have the total choice to Not allow you to enter into my space; I am just getting your irritating spirit a “Do Not Even Think About Entering My Space,” you are not welcome. Bye, Bye. And please leave your envy on another planet and stay there with it until you find your own inner self for yourself. You are not the President., and you are crossing the line with all of your uptight feelings of trying to dictate to POB through your “little tweets’ in your “small space” and mind. And that is why these words that you have written irritates those of us who see our purpose on this earth to be a more fuller and positive experience during this presidency which will be to lift people up, women and men and to live peacefully with those women and men; and peacefully enjoy the gifts that Almighty has placed in our lives.

          We as supporters of POB will Not try to please every moan and groan from very unhappy and ungrateful people who always see the small narrow situations in their lives and then try to project them through their little gossipy articles onto POB. Ms. Annie, we are going to enjoy, work hard for and with POB again in this time of his presidency, so get use to it. We are moving FORWARD with our president with sustenance. Count on it. Now, if you can wrap your brain around that thought, join us, otherwise, the train has left the station and we will be rolling along just fine. Count on it.

          Ms. Annie Lowery, go away and take an inventory of your narrow and miserable life. We have places to go and people to help in moving to a better place in this beautiful space, we call “Our Universe of Loving and Living Freely with Brilliant Minds,” and not cheap shots that kill dreams, ambitions, loving ambitions for our children, and a beautiful and real focus on the hope and change that is happening, no matter how hard the likes of you try to stop or distract us. We will not fall for the crap, but be not so foolish to believe that we are not alert on the hate for this president and the stone throwing that goes on daily. We will catch the stone and remove them from our space, and we will fight with love, dignity and boldness with all of our loving energy and positive actions to help POB succeed. Count on it. HZ

          • 135 jacquelineoboomer
            September 16, 2013 at 12:52 am

            *the train has left the station*

            *We will catch the stone*

            HZ – I cannot thank you enough for writing that. I just saved a copy and whenever I find myself wasting time on these vile people, I will try to remember to go look at your words and calm down and keep going. Thank you so much, lovely person. We shall overcome! (I’m just finishing watching my recording of today’s 50th anniv. of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, and they are singing We Shall Overcome right now, so I feel as though you and I are in that church figuratively with them, too … )

    • 136 jacquelineoboomer
      September 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      • 137 nathkatun7
        September 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        John Harwood is an obama hater. He always finds away to blame President Obama whenever media reports turn out to be untrue. For example: the media falsely reports that the President has picked Larry Summers to be chair of Federal Reserve. It turns out that the media lied. But John Harwood blames the media lies on the “counter-productive drama that hurt WH….”

        • 138 jacquelineoboomer
          September 16, 2013 at 12:32 am

          What a very little person that John Harwood is. I keep trying not to waste my time on him, but his ridiculous words keep showing up in front of my eyes! What a very sad life he must have, hating our wonderful President.

    • September 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      How did we get to the point where what the media “claims” to be true suddenly becomes *fact*?

      The odious smug, insufferable Ezra Klein (Annie Lowrey’s husband) is the one who has trumpeted “Summers Will Be Next Fed Chair” crap all summer.

      Agree that this is the same as “Susan Rice withdraws her name from Secretary of State nomination.” The media is in lockstep that Susan Rice was our President’s nominee for this position.

      When did the press become mind readers?

      I didn’t believe anything I read about Susan Rice or Larry Summers.

      But sweet little Ezra and Annie will suffer no consequences for being wrong.

      They are emblematic of what is wrong with getting promoted without actual experience.

      Makes me want to gag.

      • 140 jacquelineoboomer
        September 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

        Throughout the last couple of hours, there’s been a mixture of tweets both proclaiming (1) Pres. Obama threw Larry Summers under the bus, what drama, what drama, and (2) Pres. Obama always allows potential selectees to save face and ease themselves gracefully out of a selection process. And they all claim to know exactly what’s going on.


        • 141 nathkatun7
          September 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

          JOB, I am absolutely convinced that the media people are only interested in impressing their fellow media people, which in turn helps solidify and reinforce media groupthink in creating negative memes in all things concerning President Obama.

  39. September 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    A tweet for Tally, a big dog and a good looking man.

  40. 149 Nena20409
    September 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    So I just left for an hour or so and came back and Larry Summers has withdrawn his name as Fed Chair nominee? Hmm?

    Sorry HF2. My predictions for tomorrow was WRONG.

    Well the DC/NY Pundits would have to find new narrative tomorrow?

    Anne Lowery is already at it with 145 golf games?

  41. September 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Watching Cspan…The VP was in Iowa today…do you think that he is planning a run for President 2016

  42. 155 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Chips very aptly named the pic on this thread “The Look.” And it is a very appropriate pic in view of the news we’re now receiving about Larry Summers….This is precisely “the look” that I imagine PBO to be giving the Emoprogs right now.

  43. 156 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    when people like Annie Lowery obsess so much about how many women PBO is playing golf with, I have my suspicion about their motives.

    I think the motive is not really about gender-equity (although they may hide behind that because then the articles seem really relevant).

    I think that their motivation is a desire to write the next story detailing WHICH women & WHY – they are looking for whiffs of scandal.

    The establishment/beltway have a tough time accepting PBO for who he is and who FLOTUS is.

    If there is one fundamental way that they could damage his character & also the First Couple’s relationship – this is it.

    if you notice the beltway has failed to find anything which demonstrates that PBO is in any way corrupt or a person of bad character. Heck even his most rabid haters admit his a man of personal decency.

    The beltway has also failed to find anything which demonstrates that FLOTUS is person of bad character.

    you can be sure that they are people who have been paid plenty of money to dig – remember how often we hear the claim that “PBO has not been vetted)” or storylines of “aloofness” or “angry woman”.

    You must also have noticed how giddy the beltway types were when they thought they have a “scandal” to report.

    In my mind, there is a continuous search to prove that PBO is like the rest of the politicians they cover & these efforts will continue.

    • 157 jacquelineoboomer
      September 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      I agree with every word you wrote.

      • 158 globalcitizenlinda
        September 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        it is right there to see – if you remember the history of past politicians & how much glee the media takes in pushing these stories.

        they are always looking but they can’t come out and say it. they just whisper “boys club”.

        if you notice, it is also the women who obsess most about PBO’s relationship & trying to get his attention by writing spiteful stories – it is jealousy.

        we all know these kinds of women from our own lives – the ones who are so consumed with destroying a relationship they envy

    • September 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Just my opinion, but I don’t think “scandal” is what is motivating Annie.

      She is one of the privileged white sorority girls of the northeast who think they understand what feminism is without actually having lived or known someone who has had another kind of life (think: Loretta Lynn as a contrast).

      Dotster thinks I hold a grudge against the northeast, but I really don’t.

      It’s just that the media POV gets framed by the northeast elite, without consideration of the rest of the country.

      So the northeast sorority girls gets to define what “feminism” is all about (the President’s golf partners!) without considering what feminism might mean to the general public.

  44. 162 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    so those of us who were worrying about the “silence of the useless media”, they now have their next “shinny object”.

    almost on cue, you are going to hear from the recently-silenced professional left claiming : “see liberal win again, …. we made PBO drop Summers”

    stay tuned !

  45. 163 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    GCL, I had a similar passing thought a couple of minutes ago.

  46. 164 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    It seems to me that Ezra and and wife Annie are so desperate to associate PBO with misogyny for some reason….

  47. 166 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Chips -a-rooney, I was waiting ro give you a warm welcome but I can’t any longer. I HAVE to go and eat. BBL

  48. 167 jacquelineoboomer
    September 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    The usual C-Span3 moderator today is asking the usual dumb, useless questions of guests.

    Paraphrased, he asked one of the representatives of the Birmingham civil rights institute, earlier – an African-American gentleman in his 40s or 50s who grew up in the South – “Have you ever felt racism?” and he just asked Arthur Shores’ daughter a question about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers, “Why did they hate blacks so much?”

    What a lack of interest and knowledge and depth and understanding from that moderator – and this was just a sample.

  49. 168 carolyn
    September 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I’m sure that letter from Summers was for the same reason Susan Rice wrote her letter “taking herself out of the nomination” to SHUT UP the press and talkers. These people have been SURE he was going to nominate Susan and now the same with Summers. They never give up, and always get shot down, and then are sure THEY are the reason he doesn’t nominate X, Y or Z.

    I have just a little scenario I’ve thought about re SOS Kerry.

    I believe that PBO has always wanted Kerry to be SOS, even four years ago. HOWEVER, he knew that taking Kerry from the Senate, and from chairship of the Foreign Relations Committee would weaken him and his plans. He also knew that Hillary could be a thorn in the Senate. So…. he did the long range thing, as he always does, planning to be president for EIGHT years, and nominated Hillary for SOS the first four years, knowing he would nominate Kerry the second time. Remember there is one person and one person only he owes anything to, and that is John Kerry for introducing him to the world in 2004, and he has the utmost respect for Kerry.
    So, I have a feeling he and Kerry talked this over, and Kerry did not feel “jilted” when Hillary was nominated, and as chair of the committee, he got the START Treaty through, which few others could have done, and obviously worked for the President on foreign his trips, never upstaging Hillary. I think Kerry was ALWAYS going to be his nominee, and Susan Rice was always going to be his NS adviser. Stupid people always are jumping to conclusions about him, and it seems they will never learn.

    • 169 globalcitizenlinda
      September 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      I suspect that you are very correct in your assessment.

      People forget that those who really know PBO will ALWAYS say that he is very loyal to his friends and he values strong characters and minds.

      Just add something that also favors SOS Kerry: he like VP Biden were all very immersed in big complex foreign policy issues and both were very close to Sen Ted Kennedy & Ms. Caroline Kennedy (co-chair of PBO’s VP search committee. Something tells me that Sen Teddy recommended these 2 men citing their loyalty in the cess pool that is DC

      Also add Ambassador Powers to the people PBO values in foreign policy

    • September 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Agree with you Carolyn.

      In political terms, President Obama was in debt to John Kerry for giving Senator Obama the 2004 keynote speech address.

      The “certain” nomination of Susan Rice was a fabrication of the MSM’s overactive imagination, and they spun this into “fact” and will never admit that they did so.

      Probably so that they can substitute speculation for actual reporting, and can continue to 100% wrong with their speculations and suffer exactly zero consequences.

      What other job rewards this level of performance?

  50. 171 Dudette
    September 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

  51. 172 Dudette
    September 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Um, is it warm in here to anybody else? Phew, I need a fan… and, yeh okay, a naughty carpet! 😀

    • 173 Dudette
      September 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Anybody ever spend hrs just looking at your own tweet? I think this particular one might take up a lot of my time over the next few days, weeks, months…

      Thanks a lot Chips! 😀

    • 174 jacquelineoboomer
      September 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

      I’m just getting back here tonight, and spotted the fact that you now realize you need a whole “naughty carpet” and not just a naughty mat! Where’s Yardarm when you need him, eh? Ha!

      Are you still looking at your tweet, Dudette? I know I am. 🙂

  52. 176 HZ
    September 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    My TOD family: The Look; The Spoken Word; and the Real Actions. That = our Brilliant POB. Amen? Amen. HZ

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