120 Responses to “Barack Obama: President Of The United States”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    November 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    πŸ˜€

  2. 12 desertflower
    November 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    There he is:)

  3. 21 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    What America needs at this time.

  4. November 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    VC!!! Skated right in under our noses 😎 …………MUST READ!

    From coast to coast, election contests are increasingly being influenced by well-funded nonprofit organizations that disclose little about their donors or how they operate.But new revelations in California provide an unusual look at one national network of such groups that helped move $15 million into ballot-initiative campaigns last fall while working hard to hide the identities of their prominent financial backers.

    A pair of conservative nonprofits at the heart of the effort were together fined a record $1 million after a year-long state investigation, while two political committees were ordered to repay the state for $15 million in donations they received. β€œIt is clear that people are willing to use circuitous routes to avoid telling the voters who’s behind campaigns,” said Ann Ravel, a new Democratic appointee to the Federal Election Commission who helped oversee the California inquiry as a state official.

    Several of the advocacy groups at the center of the California case have played significant roles in national elections, including Americans for Job Security, Americans for Responsible Leadership and the American Future Fund. Those three groups have reported more than $68 million in campaign-related expenditures during the past two election cycles, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Because they are set up as nonprofit organizations rather than political committees, the groups are not required to disclose their financial supporters to the FEC……….

  5. 27 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    vc, you have a competitor.

  6. November 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    So very kind of you VC to walk through the door, arm in arm, with df!! Well done πŸ™‚

  7. November 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I’m seeing on my TL that there’s a shooting in Paramus.

  8. November 4, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Pierce go the juices flowing the way he always does ….

    And, had just posted the following before the new thread appeared:

    I suppose if I had the stomach for it, I would have been doing what is clearly not an accident β€” i.e., ensuring that Christie wins tomorrow.

    Without doubt, his lust for the Presidency is unbounded. And, Cruz and Rand hate him with a passion.

    All three are based in failed States. The failure of those three States to create jobs, protect rights of women and minorities, educate and feed children, care for Vets, etc., is already abundantly obvious and will only become more so between in the months/years, ahead.

    If you think the 2012 Party of Greed, Koch & Adelson Primary was ugly, having these three trashing each other, month after month for the next 3 years will far eclipse anything we witnessed, ever.

    For Christie to be defeated tomorrow would seriously undermine the above dynamics. I fervently hope for a Buono upset – for the sake of the people of NJ, BTW!!

    But, if he wins, get ready for the most vicious Presidential primary in the history of US politics which happens to be –> A Machiavellian Dem strategist’s fondest dream.

    Unfortunate how many citizens of NJ,TX & KY are going to suffer the EVIL of these three between now and 2017, but fact is elections have consequences and those folk deserve what they get for either voting for these sumbags or for not voting at all.

    ….
    time to go to the kitchen and prepare some dinner …. bbl …

    #TrustBarack …. He Earns it every day

  9. 42 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    He’s the man. Five years in, making us prouder and prouder each day.

  10. 44 vcprezofan2
    November 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you for this new post, Utal. A picture of PBO, no matter his mood, is always a superb ‘stand alone’ – and this one is 😎

  11. 46 desertflower
    November 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Night all…I can sleep with this vision in my head….good luck to ALL the Dems tomorrow!!! Everyone, everywhere…GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!!!! NO EXCUSES.

  12. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    This is beautiful, but not on my street, please!

    https://twitter.com/dean_perkinz/status/397498586130165760

  13. 51 vcprezofan2
    November 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Hey, that site I shared with Desertflower is good – meaning it has a lot of pics of the Pres. πŸ˜‰
    This is the first time I’ve stumbled onto one about the Pete Souza book that actually has the pictures. It’s probably ‘new’ or newly uploaded. Pictures all seem to be black and white. I’m flipping back and forth to view them – can’t wait to have the book in my hands though!

    Here’s site again, so you don’t have to go ‘all the way back up’ to get it . πŸ™„ πŸ˜€

    http://www.petesouza.com/gallery.html?gallery=The%20Rise%20of%20Barack%20Obama#/0

    • 52 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Lovely trip down memory lane! Almost seems like a different world. ♥ ♥ ♥

    • 54 HZ
      November 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Hi vc. The book is a must for your library. I purchased my book and I love it. As you pointed out above, the title is:” The Rise of Barack Obama” Photographs and text by Pete Souza. Photos in black and white. Copyright date: 2008. Photos go back from 2005-2008.

      Get it. You will love it and want it to be a part of your collection of this great man, our wonderful President of the United States. And we had a lot to do with that process. Yes We Did. HZ

      • 55 vcprezofan2
        November 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

        Hello, HZ. I’m getting the book, no question! Only have to drag myself to the bookstore; they’re holding the only copy for me. πŸ˜€

  14. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Good one, although I wouldn’t put it past him.

  15. November 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Getting ready for bed now, but 2 things before I go…

    FIRST:

    Reason #190830393399 why I miss Stabler on SVU. Dude always managed to wear the tightest shirts and pants. He either had a really nice butt or a FABULOUS tailor!!!

  16. November 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Second final post of the night:

    Good night and happy dreams people. I’m hoping for a dream I had before. Where I was at my wedding…TO DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON. I swear the dream went through the ceremony, the reception, and the wedding night, and jsut as it was getting good….MY DAMN ALARM WENT OFF!!!

    WORSE PRE-BDAY DREAM EVER!

    The good thing tonight is that I’m off tomorrow, so NO ALARM WILL BE SET! WINNING!!! And now I’m hoping for a “double wedding”!!

    Happy Dreams peeps.

  17. November 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I love that intense picture. I feel so much appreciation for him. Before I visited I was looking at the Twitter feed for Rafalca Romney @RafalcaRomney. I haven’t checked it since the election and there are a lot of funny tweets.

  18. November 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Alright good night peeps. I’ll leave you with a pic of me and my hubby Idris Elbaο»Ώ, hugging it out. What??? That’s really me! Just squint your eyes a little bit and “expand” the screen a bit…IT’S TOTALLY ME…lol

  19. 72 carolyn
    November 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    “Barack Obama: President of the United States” Knowing this, I sleep soundly every night. I have slept well for the past five years. I had real trouble sleeping the previous eight!
    My daughter in law in Texas is in fine shape for voting….all documents in order! She said this weekend that this “messing with Texas women” is going to backfire big time on those Rethugs.

    What I just wrote gave me an idea for a tweet…I don’t tweet…but many on this blog do. Texas has this motto: “Don’t mess with Texas” whatever that means, but I think this can be a good phrase for the voter suppression efforts and Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis come to mind: (also my daughter in law!)
    “Don’t mess with Texas women!”

    • 73 Dudette
      November 5, 2013 at 1:56 am

      πŸ™‚ I feel the same way about PBO, Carolyn.

      Smart of your daughter to go full-prepared. Wish her and all of the women of Texas a resounding victory!

      By the way, check out UT’s tweet with your slogan from a while back…

      and there’s this…

  20. November 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Dotster, you see………. my reverse psychology worked!!!! Aaron Rodgers, got knocked out of the game, and the Bears win in Green Bay, for the first time in 5 years. Luke McCown for President?

    • 75 dotster3
      November 5, 2013 at 7:32 am

      I was going to remind you that I noticed Da Bears did not get “pummeled” by the Packers. In fact, they beat them. Back up QB vs. back up QB. And I’m not buying your “reverse psych” excuse either. Nice try in trying to wiggle out of a Big Mistake tho. πŸ™‚

  21. 76 yardarm756
    November 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

  22. 77 vcprezofan2
    November 5, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Good Night, gentle people. I is goings to my beds! Sweet dreams, everyone! Tomorrow will be an interesting, and exciting day I hope.

  23. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2013 at 12:15 am

  24. November 5, 2013 at 12:28 am

    These is a long and detailed article describing what grandfathered insurance policies mean. I didn’t wade through all of it, but it should be a reference for anyone in the media. The authors have done the work for them. They are ardent supporters of President Obama. Lynne is tweeting their article to everyone in the media.

    About the Authors: By: Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CENTC, CPCO and Lynne Smith, MSSW.
    Lynne @nodaknorski

    Cancellation of Health Insurance Policies – Undeniable Lies and Deliberate Misinformation Revealed and Obama Vindicated.
    http://progressiveandproud.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/cancellation-of-health-insurance-policies-undeniable-lies-and-deliberate-misinformation-revealed-and-obama-vindicated/

  25. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2013 at 12:50 am

    G’night, Obama friends o’mine!

  26. November 5, 2013 at 12:52 am

    ENDA cloture was successful, voting roll call here. I’m in Indiana and my blue dog senator Joe Donnelly voted YES!!! He’s conservative and a good person. I’m happy to have him. Will tweet my thanks right after this.

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00229

    Here’s the floor schedule if you want to check tomorrow to see what is happening. I don’t know if they have speeches now or go right to voting on it.

    http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/calendars.htm

    • November 5, 2013 at 12:55 am

      Senate advances gay rights bill
      http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/189209-senate-advances-gay-rights-bill

      The Senate voted 61-30 on Monday to begin debate on legislation that would create workplace protections for gay and transgender people in all 50 states.

      The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) received the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster, and will now have to move through a series of procedural hurdles before final Senate passage, which is expected later this week.

      Seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting to advance the bill: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Orrin Hatch (Utah)….

  27. 86 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I just LOVE her!

  28. 87 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

    • November 5, 2013 at 1:42 am

      • 89 jackiegrumbacher
        November 5, 2013 at 7:40 am

        Unfortunately, Bob, I don’t believe Boehner gives two cents for his legacy. He believes his seat is safe and if that fails, he’s been promised some cushy lobbying job and a wealthy retirement. In the meantime, he’s been sent to do as much damage as he can to the president and the country. I think. on some deeply personal level, Boehner would be more comfortable being in the minority. The pressure would be off him, he would still get his payola, and he could drink in peace. My goal is to make sure he gets in the minority and stays there.

  29. 90 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 1:19 am

  30. 91 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Nancy Smash will be on Letterman Tuesday night! [Ahem – Election Night] πŸ™‚

  31. 92 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 1:23 am

    McCain is on Jimmy Fallon. This ought be interesting… not. Click!

  32. November 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

    time for a bit of rest ….

    #TrustBarack He EARNS it every day ….

  33. 97 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 2:03 am

  34. 99 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 2:06 am

  35. 101 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 2:10 am

  36. 102 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 2:13 am

    For Liberal Librarian

  37. 108 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 2:16 am

  38. 109 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 2:18 am

  39. 110 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 2:19 am

    😎

  40. 111 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 2:23 am

  41. 112 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Remember that Yoko Ono video that Nena posted a couple of threads back? I remember being surprised by Roberta Flack being in it. Turns out they’ve been buds since at least 1975. Look what I found when looking up birthday tweets about Art Garfunkel.

    I love the internet! πŸ™‚

  42. 116 Dudette
    November 5, 2013 at 2:50 am

  43. 117 99ts
    November 5, 2013 at 3:18 am

    A late night laugh for anyone still awake – “over there”

    In my world we are sometimes critical of the lack of knowledge by US folks in relation to other world countries – this evening I just found the opposite and really wonder about some folks reality

    So there was a question on a quiz show – who replaced Hillary Clinton as US SoS – options for answer

    John Kerry, John McCain, Al Gore, Mitt Romney

    Answer given – Mitt Romney

    I’m wondering if this contestant knows who is the US President?

  44. 118 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Big step for us. Fingers crossed.

  45. 119 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 5:58 am


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