Night owl chat – Hugger-in-Chief

In my 44 years (almost 45), I’ve never seen a President console and uplift as much as Barack Obama. A tribute to our Hugger-in-Chief.



After a speech on gun violence in Colorado, President Barack Obama hugs Sue Connors and Jane Dougherty, who lost their sister in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.


Stephanie Miller cries on the shoulder of U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Sandusky, Ohio

Stephanie Miller of Sandusky Ohio cries on the shoulder of U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign event at Washington Park in Sandusky, Ohio July 5, 2012. Miller’s sister died of cancer and said that Obama’s healthcare plan would have given her better treatment options.


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President Barack Obama hugs a guest on the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.



President Barack Obama hugs students during a visit to a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 14, 2013



President Barack Obama, right, is picked-up and lifted off the ground by Scott Van Duzer, left, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during an unannounced stop, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Ft. Pierce, Fla.



President Obama hugs New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford at the White House



President Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle after she introduces him at a campaign event at the Village of East Davenport in Davenport Iowa


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86 Responses to “Night owl chat – Hugger-in-Chief”

  1. June 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    We truly are going to have to tell the First Lady how grateful we are to her because it’s obvious from President Obama’s comments tonight he has decided to turn the 114th Congress BLUE and we know the First Lady will be spreading her magic throughout the land from now until the polls close on 4 Nov 2014.



    Yes WE MUST

  2. 9 amk for obama
    June 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm


  3. June 11, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    He is and so is Michelle. That is one of his greatest legacies.

  4. June 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    • 14 HZ
      June 12, 2014 at 12:39 am

      LL, I am very upset by this action taken today to just tell the student loan holders exactly what you expressed in this tweet. I went to twitter to express best I could my sentiments as well. We need to continue to remind all student loan holders of this so that they will help us get rid of these vile people in Nov.

      I will keep reminding all as part of one of the many duties that I have taken on. We will work together to spread the word on the haters.HZ

  5. June 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    A ginormous Hugger-in-Chief hug to ya LL – thank you!

  6. June 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm

  7. 24 dannystix
    June 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm


  8. June 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    • 27 anniebella
      June 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      POTUS knows FLOTUS is right there with him fighting for this 2014 midterm, because she understand how radical and racists, and extreme these Tea Republicans are. She have seen it from the first day her husband walk into that oval office.

  9. 28 amk for obama
    June 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

  10. June 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Our dear friend Spandan is on a roll today!!

    Accusing Obama of “Groupthink”, Dana Milbank Exposes His Own
    Spandan Chakrabarti June 11, 2014

    Today, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post published a column, titled, Obama is a prisoner of groupthink. Hillariously, Milbank is completely oblivious to his own beltway media bubble as he pens this hitpiece filled with inaccuracies and cheap shots. In fact, a better example of beltway media groupthink rarely surfaces.

    Milbank’s theme centers around the Bergdahl release – as yet another example of the media-generated fiasco – and his postulation that the Obama administration’s handling of it in the press and in Congress is a result of what he terms an “incestuous arrangement.” He argues in it that President Obama surrounded himself by yes-men who in some cases lack the independent thinking to challenge the president, and in others, the courage.

    Irony, thy name is Milbank. Not only is he completely and demonstrably wrong about his assertion (more about that in a few paragraphs), in his zeal to play whack-the-POTUS, Milbank has fallen victim to his own special kind of groupthink prison, known as the beltway media complex.

    More at the link: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/6/11/accusing-obama-of-groupthink-dana-milbank-exposes-his-own

  11. 30 dotster3
    June 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      June 12, 2014 at 12:22 am


      • 32 HZ
        June 12, 2014 at 12:45 am

        Indeed SUE. I am so upset, but I know we all have each other and we do have PBO’s back. I watched the hearing held by the House with Sec. Hagel, and I was so angry that I almost tore up my home. The GOPers were disgraceful; however, Sec. Hagel held his own. He was very upset with these fools.

        I pray for his strength everyday. We will lift the entire Cabinet up daily with our meditations and prayers. HZ

  12. June 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Alright, off to settle in with some boob tube. See everyone tomorrow.

  13. June 11, 2014 at 11:01 pm

  14. 36 desertflower
    June 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Till tomorrow…

  15. 38 dotster3
    June 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Not shocking—-no one liked Cantor, or, put another way, everyone hated Cantor…..


  16. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    June 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    PBO hug with Mr. Sidney Poitier was priceless ;

    this is when PBO awarded Mr. Poitier the Presidential (National ?) Medal of Freedom;

    ceremony held (august 12/2009 ?) White House

  17. June 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    What we are witnessing in Iraq should be a surprise to NO ONE. The inevitable consequences of the Bush, Cheney ILLEGAL WAR & Occupation of Iraq are now unfolding. This is our opportunity to be unrelenting in holding America’s WAR CRIMINALS responsible. Folk will try to blame President Obama for doing what needed to be done – Get Out with Minimum further loss of American Lives.

    So, I urge all of you to focus on a simple FACT …

    Our task, after #LandsldieDEMS2014 is to ensure …

    ACCOUNTABILITY for America’s War Criminals.

    Yes WE MUST

    • 41 carolyn
      June 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      AS I said earlier today: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld built this hell happening in Iraq!

      June 12, 2014 at 12:20 am


    • 44 HZ
      June 12, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Thank you Bobfr for All that you so faithfully do to write these great tweets and for all that you do to inform of here of the importance of why we need to stay with the facts. Thank you so much.HZ

    • 45 99ts
      June 12, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Thanks Bobfr – what they have done & continue to do has devastating impacts on the people of Iraq – and those same people who so wanted to go to war, scream against helping with the massive number of refugees who have no safe place in their homeland.

      They planned this – with absolutely no thought of what would happen in Iraq – other than how they would get the oil. The thought of living through decades of war – as in Iraq and Afghanistan is just too horrible to put into words.

  18. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    June 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    There once was a fella in Virginia
    Who took on Obamacare like a ninja
    He fought and he squealed
    “America wants this repealed!”
    Got your ass whooped, ninja, Didntja?

  19. June 11, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    The Obama administration cemented the trade to release Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl only a day before his June 1 release, a top Senate Democrat told reporters Tuesday. “They knew a day ahead of time that the transfer was going to take place,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D—Ill.). “They knew an hour ahead of time where it was going to take place.”…..

    “It comes with some surprise and dismay that the transfers went ahead with no consultation, totally not following the law,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee told reporters a week ago. ****On Tuesday, Feinstein struck a different tone. “I think we need to put an end to all of this now,” she said. “I think enough is enough. I think the Senate has had a hearing and the House has had a hearing,” she said.*****

    Thanks Dianne! We can always count on you to give credibility to GOP attacks before knowing the facts……

    • 48 anniebella
      June 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      Sen. Feinstein has carried herself so unprofessional.

      • 49 anniebella
        June 11, 2014 at 11:57 pm

        I’m so glad she is not my senator.

        • 50 HZ
          June 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

          Well, anniebella, she is one of mine; and I did let her know what I thought of her actions. I am one to hold back when I know that our senators are more interested in tv time than getting their asses on the phone and going face to face with the president, if they are so concerned. I have no tolerance for what Sen. Feinstein did in this case.

          I also called and expressed my thanks to Sen. Boxer who seem to have a more level head about the matter. I do not believe that we need to work softly for any of our senators especially when they are doing face time on the tv shows to score points at President Obama’s and the American people who really do care. Call them out.

          We must act together to make our voices heard. Feinstein knows better., and I do not hesitate to tell her so. HZ

  20. 53 amk for obama
    June 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  21. June 11, 2014 at 11:51 pm


  22. June 12, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Maliki tells the U.S. armed forces we are no longer needed, refuses to sign SOFA giving soldiers immunity, and now comes begging…..sorry

  23. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 12:16 am

    So sad that we have to keep analyzing statistics on gun deaths, they’re so prevalent.

  24. June 12, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This is why Boehner wants Maj. Leader vote done so quickly……..get his guy in before they completely destroy the midterms, organize against establishment, and keep the cash flowing in……

    Looks like his plan is working…..

    Only people left are Tom Price & Pete Sessions

  25. 64 yardarm756
    June 12, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Subject: A Wife story

    An old farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning ’til night she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing the fields with his old mule.
    He plowed a lot.

    One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch, his wife began nagging him again. Complain, nag – it just went on and on.

    All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet, caught her smack
    in the back of the head. Killed her dead on the spot!

    At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement.

    This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it.
    So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men.

    The old farmer said, “Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I’d nod my head in agreement.”

    “And the men?” the minister asked. “They wanted to know if the mule was for sale.”

    • 65 amk for obama
      June 12, 2014 at 12:47 am

      this story told from wimmin’s pov.

      A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a very mean looking dog on a leash. Behind that were 200 women walking single file.
      The woman couldn’t stand her curiosity.
      She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, “I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I’ve never seen a funeral procession like this. Whose funeral is it?”
      The woman replied, “Well, that first hearse is for my husband.”
      “What happened to him?”
      The woman replied, “My dog attacked and killed him.”
      She inquired further, “Well, who is in the second hearse?”
      The woman answered, “My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her.”
      A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two women.
      “Can I borrow the dog?”
      “Get in line.”

  26. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 12:42 am

  27. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 12:45 am

  28. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 12:53 am

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      June 12, 2014 at 1:03 am

      Reminds me of Chuck Todd.

    • 71 HZ
      June 12, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Thank you JOBoomr for hitting Chuckie little one. What makes Chuckie thinks that he know how the President feel. Chuck is another one of those trash talkers with no credibility at all except in the toilet.

      I ask daily that movement would be on all those haters of PBO. And when my best friend called me(we have been prayer warriors since we were 19 yr. or age; I screamed so loud that I think my entire neighborhood almost called the police. I did have the tv on or computer at the time of the announcement.

      My best friend and I had been praying daily Ps.37 in our own private manner. I never gave up or will not even on some movement for the coming mid-terms. Something else is going to be shaken up.

      I know this may sound strange to some, but I believe privately in my heart how it works for me. I have sat during my quiet time and anytime of the day and cried out to a higher Force of the Universe to allow my energy to be decent and in order but to give grace where grace is needed. I have prayers where I have stained the papers where I write my prayers for goodness of movement to remove some of these obstructionists people in Congress. I will continue to ask for that goodness to be done for the good of this decent and good president. I also realize that things may not happen when or how I may think my energies are moving; but one thing I do know from my living on this earth; good things do happen when and if we act with persistence in our supplications.

      I am not insane, but I do have a sense of what is vile in the actions of people;and I will not give up hope, faith, and love in my goodness state of mind for the goodness of people lives in fairness and justice. PBO is a good and decent man who has a core that is of goodness.

      Yes, I cry when I pray, but it is not weakness, but it is a fullness of having an instrument that is not in tune, and I just know that there is a tuning fork out there in this vast Universe that is waiting to be called upon to do its work of goodness.
      I am so grateful that Eric Cantor is gone from the space that is close to our president. I continue to pray and meditate on more to be remove from office. Who got in is another prayer. Prayer is still alive in my soul and in my home.

      Good night my beautiful TOD family. And thank you LL for this post. May we all give a hug{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ PBO and Administration}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

      • 72 jacquelineoboomer
        June 12, 2014 at 1:28 am

        Beautiful, inspiring words, HZ.

        I could literally feel this part of your message: “Yes, I cry when I pray, but it is not weakness, but it is a fullness of having an instrument that is not in tune, and I just know that there is a tuning fork out there in this vast Universe that is waiting to be called upon to do its work of goodness.”

        Trying to log off for the night and get some rest, myself. Sleep well, treasure!

      • 73 Lana
        June 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

        HZ, I almost never post, but your comments here touched me. I am so grateful to you and others who bring such strong energy to keeping our wonderful first family safe and removing the haters from his presence. Thank you for your prayers and meditations.

  29. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 1:14 am

    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      June 12, 2014 at 1:16 am

      I’d kinda like to “have a beer with” this guy Morris Davis. Takes no prisoners. (Well, he was a GITMO chief prosecutor, so maybe I shouldn’t have written that last part.)

  30. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Okay, TOD, there ya have my little late-night collection of tweets! Here’s another, as I bid y’all adieu:

  31. June 12, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Good night TOD

  32. 78 Bill R.
    June 12, 2014 at 2:20 am

    • 79 CindyH
      June 12, 2014 at 10:31 am

      reading that letter was so painful – no words can express the depth of contempt I have for George Will

  33. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

    great morning!

  34. June 12, 2014 at 7:32 am

    For anyone who is awake and interested… Jenna Bush Hager’s interview with President Obama is on the Today show starting around 7:40.

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