The Press Conference: A Tweet or Two















160 Responses to “The Press Conference: A Tweet or Two”

  1. November 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    itgurl ‏@itgurl_29 · 1h1 hour ago
    Poor racist fools. They couldn’t even have 24hrs to enjoy putting PBO “in his place”. He came out there all happy and ruined their lives.

  2. November 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • 18 arapaho415
      November 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      • 19 HZ
        November 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        I will always have a great love for this wonderful young man who did a great job as President Barack Obama’s speech writer. Jon has a great mind with the temperament as PBO has, and that is a great gift for sure. Jon also has a great respect for the man who holds the office of POTUS and will always be a great, sincere, and trusted friend of PBO. What a team, when these two came together. Two brilliant minds making great history and doing great things for this nation and the people of the world. Two beautiful men with Great cores. HZ

  3. 20 vcprezofan2
    November 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Hi everybody! I see you…again, NCLB!

  4. November 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    “I’m going to squeeze every last bit of opportunity to make the world a better place over these last two years.” Oh WOW! Watch out all you bastards, when its done, EAT it!

  5. November 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Ok folks, as you may know, I have my own little corner of the Internet at http://www.novelsinprogress.com, which I’ve woefully neglected. Expect a reboot soon, with a brand new name and a new focus. Politics I’ll save for here; there it’ll be art, music, literature, and library stuff.

  6. November 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    They said he was moping. Nope! Just dick and tired of your predictable dumb ass questions WHPC

  7. November 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    They said he was moping. Nope! Just sick and tired of your predictable dumb ass questions WHPC

  8. 29 arapaho415
    November 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    What an uplifting press conference (never thought these two words would appear in the same sentence).

    LOVED this tweet that @MagicalEarth posted during the press conference, which is my read after the most majestic press conference in history!

  9. November 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Some thoughts.

  10. November 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Glad to see her first tweet since last night.

    Valerie Jarrett ‏@vj44 · 15s15 seconds ago
    President Obama is optimistic and focused on using every second of the fourth quarter to make our nation stronger for the American people.

  11. 33 forus50
    November 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  12. November 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  13. 36 arapaho415
    November 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    And in Cali news:


    California passed these two measures yesterday:
    “The governor, re-elected to a record fourth term Tuesday, campaigned heavily for Props 1 and 2 in the runup to the midterm. The measures faced little opposition — Prop 1, a water system bond, passed with 67 percent of the vote; Prop 2, which provides money for a “rainy day” fund, garnered 69 percent of the vote.”

    And this is what happened…

    • November 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      California will always be a great state, there is a heart in California, along with very smart individuals. 🙂

    • 38 0388jojothecat
      November 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      No can lead California like Jerry Brown. I will do everything in my power to never do what the other Blue states did and elect a Republican after we had a great Democrat lead us out of the desert of borrowing to give tax cuts to the wealthy. Good luck MD and MA.

      • 39 purpleshoesla
        November 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        Hi Jojo. How are you? 🙂 Completely agree. As long I have breath in my body, no Republican Gov in CA! The “Governator” was quite enough. Also glad they they finally declared Alex Padilla (D) as our new Secretary of State. His Republican opponent was ahead last night and I was extremely concerned as CA doesn’t need a Republican heading up our election process!

      • 40 HZ
        November 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        Jojo, we are very blessed to have Jerry Brown as our governor again. I am very thankful for the percentages of Prop 1 and Prop 2. Cali., is an expensive place to live, but we have some great joys to enjoy while living in this beautiful state. HZ

  14. 42 purpleshoesla
    November 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Poor poor widdle Ed Henry, 6 yrs later, still acting like a douche because he’s clearly NEVER recovered from this earlier classic smackdown:

  15. 45 MightyPamela
    November 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    As promised – Full Moon tomorrow, 6 November 2014. 14.26 Taurus with the opposition taking place at 5:23pmEST (2:23pmPST) no eclipse this time, but I have read this moon is called a Beaver Moon by Native Americans, time to get the house ready for winter!

    • 46 0388jojothecat
      November 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks MP. I need cleaned the house over the weekend, got the dirt out and now have to change the filters.

  16. 47 nospin
    November 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I forgot who suggested we send a note to POTUS this morning and a link to the Whitehouse communications page but thank you. As soon as I read your post I clicked the link and sent a quick note thanking PO for all the work he and his administration has done for what can seem to be an ungrateful nation. I let him know I loved him and am proud to have him as my President. I also let him know I have his back over the next two years as he does whatever he has to do. He had my complete support and the support of my family.

    So… thanks to the person who recommended the note, it did help and I felt wonderful after I hit the submit button.

  17. 50 Nerdy Wonka
    November 5, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Awesome post, Chiparoooo!

    Thanks for the front page.

  18. 55 Don
    November 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Kinda interesting that the Clintons’ haven’t showed their faces, nor have any of the usual suspects. Not only did President Obama show his face but once again he showed why he’s the capo di tutti capi.

  19. 59 Nerdy Wonka
    November 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

  20. November 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  21. November 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm


    • 65 Don
      November 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      I mean the only thing Grimes had to do be the next Senator of Kentucky was to not be disrespectful to the President, and she couldn’t even do that.

      • November 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm

        I rather had Ashley Judd run against McTurtle, I mean McConnell. Let me remind Republicans of something, what goes around comes around. The Republicans filibuster at a record number, now let’s see the Dems use the filibuster the way the Republicans did.

      • 67 nospin
        November 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        ” to not be disrespectful to the President” <— THIS right here.

        And then Don she seemed to relish the disrespect as she ratcheted it up. She is too young to be so hateful. I sincerely hope she grows out of it.

        • 68 Betsy
          November 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm

          It’s a “little” thing called character. She doesn’t have it. She didn’t deserve the win. (Neither did McConnell, but the Dems didn’t come out and vote).

    • 69 0388jojothecat
      November 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      Barack Obama: I don’t run from my record and I know how to win

  22. 71 Don
    November 5, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I have this thing at work where once in a great while I got sideways with my boss and he knows just what to do, he walks up to me and says “Don, lets hug.” and you know what, it works. The same thing happened today, I was all piss and vinegar because of the midterms, I was talking crazy talk. Low and behold President Obama gave his press conference and now I feel all better. I am rejuvenated and I am ready to support my President for the next two years.

  23. November 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Um, what?

  24. November 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I wasn’t aware of that fact!!! What’s up with that?

    • November 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Christopher Hayes ‏@chrislhayes · 2m2 minutes ago
      AR passed a min wage increase by 65-35 last night. Mark Pryor strategically skipped Sen min wage vote and lost by 17 pts.

    • 87 arapaho415
      November 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      PBO said in his news conference that all 5 states that had a minimum wage initiative on their ballots passed the measures:
      South Dakota

      But all apparently voted GOP. Makes no sense.

  25. November 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Republicans will stand up for a lie, quicker then Democrats will stand for the truth. This President had a good record to run on, but Democrats decided to run away from it. Or were they running away from that black President in hopes of keeping those white Southerners.

    • 90 kathryn kivett
      November 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Although, I and my family voted for Kay Hagen, it was with my nose pinched b/c of the disrespect she showed PBO…I know many who did not vote b/c of it….and you know, she deserved to lose….and I’m not sure that in the end losing the Senate might not be a blessing in disguise….They are not going to repeal “Obamacares”, not in the next two years, at least…..and nothing was going to be passed anyhow if we had controlled the Senate….so……I personally intend to get a bowl of popcorn, get a drink, prop my feet up, watch the show, and thank God I never have to hear “It’s OBAMA’S fault” again……and to answer your question, Yes, that is exactly what she and all the others did….and by doing that sealed my decision to become an Independent.

  26. November 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Of course, I would be against this, but a boy can dream…

    • November 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Ooooh, I’d like to live in that ‘new’ land!

      • November 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        Whitley Streiber wrote a book back in the 80s called “War Day”, which posited a limited nuclear war between the US and USSR which obliterated the eastern US but left CA, WA, and OR unscathed. While still paying lip service to the idea of the US, California was for all intents and purposes an independent nation, with Washington and Oregon as satellite states. Of course, since this was in the 80s, he painted CA as an autocratic state which sealed its borders against Americans from the contaminated parts of the country. CA scared the hell out of me back then.

    • 96 Don
      November 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Green grass and blue skys.

    • November 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      “prosperous, sustainable, liberal” – three tightly correlated parameters, btw.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Speaking as an Oregonian I like that idea, but fear for the U.S. without the province of Pacifica. I should also add that it is the western populated zone of Oregon, Washington, and California that brings the sustainable prosperity and liberal thinking.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      I might add, my 20 year employer when I retired in Portland, Oregon was Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, a private non-profit mental heath agency.

  27. November 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    BTW, TOD has had almost 60,000 hits in ~ 2 days ….

    • 102 nospin
      November 5, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      maybe some of those hits were from the folks who are not permitted to post on TOD and wanted to see the demise of the die hard Obamacrats. Sucks to be them to realize that yesterday only served to make us more determined to support POTUS. 😀

    • 104 arapaho415
      November 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Another uplifting moment.

      I’m sure I’m not alone among those who refused to access any MSM (including tweets) this morning. Was not in the mood for insufferable self-congratulation and PBO bashing.

      The TOD community provides updates on what’s going on, without the tiresome white dudebro elitism rampant in so many MSM tweets and articles.

  28. 105 susanne
    November 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    am i the only one thinking pbo is upbeat and having a good time today because his long game is playing out just like he planned?

    • 106 nospin
      November 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      nope. I sensed he already knew what to expect. He hoped for something different but he knew of the possibility and had a plan over 18 months ago.

      That man is brilliant at turning lemons into lemonade.

    • 111 arapaho415
      November 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      I think PBO, like most of TOD expected a Senate that looked much like Japa21’s prediction.

      However, we all know that PBO *is* a chess player, in that he looks at all possible consequences of decisions made, whether by himself or by American voters.

      According to @LATimes, two clues from today:

      1) Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
      PBO “portrayed executive action to defer the deportation of some number of immigrants here illegally as a way to goad Republicans in Congress to pass some legislation in response.” (i.e., ” force the Republicans in the House to approve the “comprehensive” bill passed last year by the Senate”)

      2) AUMF
      Asking Congress to act “would put Republicans on the spot. Some are eager exponents of the war against the Islamic State, but others may feel tugged at by a libertarian (if not isolationist) impulse to keep the U.S. out of foreign conflicts. A publc split between Republicans on that question might offer the president some small consolation for Tuesday’s election results.”

      Obots will hate the tone of this article, but PBO has opened his bidding with McConnell and Boehner.

      See also the toon posted upthread (originally posted a couple of threads back by @MagicalEarth).

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      When stories started to leak last week that PBO and his inner circle were planning next steps for Repubs taking the Senate, people were saying he was giving up. But what I was thinking based on what I know of PBO is that of course he was planning for that, as he must have been planning for EVERY contingency. That’s how he operates: PREPARATION. So I think he had several plans laid out for how to proceed given any number of scenarios. He usually games out a variety of outcomes and does everything he can NOT to be caught unaware.

      Remember this: No grass grows under President Obama’s feet.

      • 113 hopefruit2
        November 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        Apparently Jay Carney knew the deal, and was right and I blew a gasket on TOD after he went on CNN with his “findings.”

  29. 114 Linda
    November 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Missouri Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster immediately appealed the ruling to the state Supreme Court, saying the constitutional challenge “must be presented to and resolved” at that level. But he said that his office wouldn’t seek a stay of the order, noting that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant stays after same-sex marriage decisions in Idaho and Alaska.

  30. 115 PrayerWarriorforObama
    November 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Hello every one at TOD. I stayed up last night lurking here until 1:30 and then was so consumed with disappointment for the greatest leader I have ever known that I hardly slept for the rest of the night. Consequently I was able to view the sunrise. There were some dark clouds, but they could not contain the intensity of that beautiful glow. Just imagine the eastern sky with a glorious sunrise overpowering ominous clouds. I immediately thought of President Obama and what he will face for the next two years: despicable opposition and obstruction. But then I understood that the power of his brilliance will always overcome these adversities. I began to feel better. And then I heard a bit of the press conference this afternoon and his voice was like balm; I suddenly felt reassured that all things work for good; he will triumph over his enemies.

    He will continue to succeed because there are millions like me all over the world who uphold him and his family with our prayers every day. He will continue to succeed because there are avid supporters like TOD family whose unabashed loyalty, love, respect and admiration are manifested in so many extraordinary ways. He will continue to succeed because at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, he asked Almighty God to enable him to be just, and to always look out for the welfare of others. Finally, he will always succeed because no weapon formed against him shall ever prosper.

    I pray every day for you too, TOD community; that you will be fortified with wisdom and strength to persevere in your support for PBO and his presidency. You are an amazing group of global citizens who show compassion for others just like him. In fact, you are the whole package – passionate, humorous, knowledgeable, reflective, articulate, talented and inclusive, among other remarkable qualities. PBO has the best army protecting his back.

  31. November 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    The interesting thing about Jerry Brown is he never really campaigned. He did one rally for Prop 1 & 2 and that was it.
    He will go down in history as one of our greatest governors.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Yes he will, meta.

      Also, when you have a well educated electorate and you are acting responsibly as a public servant you really don’t need to ‘campaign’ – especially when you’ve got the credentials that prove you mean what you say.

      If we did not have term limits and PBO wanted to stay in office he’d be President in 2017 and, most likely, 2021.


      • November 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

        Exactly. How Brown performs every day set the example for who he is and how he governs. He let his actions speak for themselves. He wasted no money on slogans or ads that play into the horse race MSM mentality. He simply let his record shine.

        He’s going to donate the money left in his campaign fund to the school he supports in Oakland.


  32. 122 a4alice
    November 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    whew! Got to the bottom of the thread! Now I gotta go back and listen to the Presser. Thanks for all the wonderful tweets RT’d ’em! 😀

  33. November 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    We’re having a Facebook discussion. . .
    Osy Nkemakolam; The blame for this election result should be shared, but I wouldn’t want to go into that for now. The election was like something you see in emerging democracies or countries where ethnic sentiments or bigotry influences results, I think American voters didn’t just let themselves down, but they disappointed millions around the world. #Carol

  34. November 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Noticed some comments on previous threads about, let’s just call it “electronic tampering” (aka hacking) vote tallying.

    This will be my ONLY comment.

    I don’t do ‘conspiracy theory’ as all of you know.

    I did do thorough analysis of one particular county, post 2004 election. Yes, the results were easily explained in the context of “electronic tampering.” I use the term “electronic tampering” because the likely mechanism employed leverages the fact that digital information can flow on an electric circuit, i.e., power cable, thereby bypassing surveillance of a hack on the data (aka network) cable.

    For further perspective, it’s much easier to hack results if the turnout is low for the individual you are targeting to lose.

    With that as context, several States’ results in this election should be analyzed, exhaustively.

    My hope is that the DOJ, FBI were ahead of the curve and had taken the necessary steps to insert surveillance mechanisms. Failing that, I hope they are investigating, now.

    Regarding “anonymous” intervening …. one thing you should always remember, if an unaudited individual or crowd are able to hack a system, they are also fully skilled at adjusting whatever data they access. I’ll leave it at that.

    What matters now is what WE DO to support PBO. That is my singular focus so I have no intention of digging into the type of analysis I did in 2004.

    • 129 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Good points Bob. I’m not really in favor of “anonymous” going anywhere near these machines. I’d feel much better with the DOJ on the case.

  35. 130 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    WOW…I think it’s safe to say that we TODers are now in a much better place than we were yesterday at this time. 🙂 🙂

    • 131 COS
      November 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Definitely HF. I want to sit back and watch the repugs infight and make fools of themselves. I know it’s wrong, but that’s how I feel right now. 🙂 The ball is in their court.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      So true hf2…..see my post just below. We are on the same wavelength. 🙂 Love our Guy.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      🙂 I was close to giving in Hopefruit, as I’m sure so many were, but that press conference …… damn it, he’s awesome. Re-fired up, here’s to the next two years!

  36. November 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Seeing and hearing our beloved PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA today in his press conference was very cathartic for me.
    His optimism and upbeat attitude healed the hurt I was feeling since last night.
    Thank you Mr President for digging us out of the GWB quagmire and achieving so much in such a short time.
    You are the very best. That’s what is killing the haters. But history has your back.

    • 137 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Yes Hope, I think you’ve identified why so many of us felt better after the presser. I noticed the relief and uplifted spirits on Twitter as well, among non-TODers.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      I think that was probably his main intention, to help heal the hearts of disappointed Democrats. And he did so beautifully.

      I urge everyone who hasn’t seen this press conference, SEE IT. It’s truly transformative!!

  37. 139 a4alice
    November 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    so I’m listening to the press conference and opened another tab to comment. wow. PBO says that only 1/3 of the electorate voted? That’s incredible. If you don’t vote, ya got no right to complain!

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      He’s been saying that all along. People just don’t come out for midterm elections. Millions of people. Particularly Dems.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Alice yes only 1/3 voted but I think voter suppression played a large role also.Hundreds of thousands were not able to
      vote b/c of the new cheating rules by the dicks on the other side. just my 2 cents.

    • 142 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Indeed alice. PBO used this 1/3 figure to call out non-voters, but he also used it to throw shade on the GOP & their friends in the MSM – basically telling them that the only way they can win state and local elections is via vote suppression and keeping the public dumbed down and apathetic. Meanwhile, he can win NATIONAL elections by getting more than 50% of Americans to participate in their democracy, and to do so enthusiastically…When he said something like “I’m the President of the entire country – you won an election in your state or district.” I knew he was sticking it to them.

      • 143 a4alice
        November 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

        yep I got to that part after I wrote my comment and I agree. And HF and Hope44 voter suppression and I think Citizen’s United will be something that states will have to work against (Well, CU is national) but I think these things will be important in how we the people are represented.

  38. November 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    ok – this made me feel better. Apologies if this has already been posted a bazillion times…

  39. 145 yardarm756
    November 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    To the WHPC, other rwnj’s and other lower life forms!

  40. 148 Dakota
    November 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Finally caught up and have come out of my funk.

    Chips thank you a million times over for creating this place of sanity and refuge in good times and trying times. I love President Obama and am truly grateful for him. I appreciate everyone here at TODville and all the contributions made.

    LL, fabulous post. Thank you!

  41. November 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Its still a good life everyone.

  42. November 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I recall vividly in 1993 when the Dems lost the Senate and the House in the midterms in a sweeping defeat. I had worked hard for Bill Clinton because of Health Care. He threw in the towel at a certain point on the effort at universal health care, which only amplified and hastened the defeat. His first state of the union address he came out in an abject capitulation and announced “the era of big government is over.” That kind of collapse and betrayal of Democratic governing philosophy was crushing to me. I understood what he was doing and why, triangulating to regain some standing, but it was a renunciation of the entire tradition of Democratic governance from FDR to the present. That was wrong and simply encouraged Newt Gingrich and his henchmen. I am glad to see our President be defiant and keep his steely spine in the presence of the weasels and jackals.

  43. November 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Knauss Wrote THE MID TERM ELECTION: A GREEN WAVE — Americans would be shocked to know that we are now an oligarchy run as a fascist state. Sounds like some Third World nation. But that’s where we are. Big business and our federal government are becoming inseparable. Government now lives to do the will of the capitalists, who have no conscience when it comes to social, economic and environmental rights. The Supreme Court has opened the flood gates to unlimited campaign money, equating money with free speech. Accordingly, as the record now shows, the GOP far out spent the Democrats in these midterms. And this money buys access. It determines which laws are passed or blocked. Call it legalized bribery. Thank you Supreme. Now we must try to educate the electorate about this dire threat to the stability of what was an American democracy.”

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Knauss Wrote THE MID TERM ELECTION: A GREEN WAVE — Social scientists from Princeton and Northwestern universities proved we the people have ZERO chance of having legislation passed. But the richest Americans and largest corporations can buy legislators and their allegiance. This will become apparent to most everyone over the next two years as history’s worst “do nothing” Congress fails to legislate meaningful laws for the American people. Hopefully this will enlighten the electorate to the error of their voting decisions and will bring about real change in 2016. Stay tuned for additional insight as the exit poll data is analyzed over the coming days. And people wake up to realize the bad dream wasn’t a nightmare, it was real. Too real.

  44. 156 vcprezofan2
    November 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for today, guys! I’m yawning and blinking and generally feeling tired so since I have to work tomorrow and Friday I’ll go try for some sleep.

    Thanks, Ms Chipsticks.
    Thanks, Ms Nerdyw

    Thanks everyone who participated in making today a very good day-after!

    Bonne nuit! Sleep tight yourselves (and no, Hopef, no-one’s going to bite)!

  45. 158 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    wow! what a POTUS we have!!!

  46. November 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    The equality we seek for all over the world can’t even be seen in the most developed country in world, I wonder what we expect in other countries. Am really marveled at the outcome of today’s vote, but I still hv this strong feeling that Obama will still prevail. He will always find a way.

  47. 160 HZ
    November 5, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Yes, “he will always find a way.” CarolMaeWY, much wisdom comes with your observation. He will in deed, and that prevailing will come at the end because PBO knows who has his back and knows when his loving supporters and the nation that he leads are humans with human hurts and pain; but we never give up. That keeps him going. That gives him the sustaining wisdom along with that unyielding courage to speak to us with such calmness, yet with much firmness of what he wants us to take in and meditate upon after a night such as last night. He is always listening to the heart beast of the people. Then he speaks. Then he comes out and allow us to feel his heartbeat and see in his eyes: the love, care, and hope that he is carry for each of us. He did that again today. That is who he is and always will be. He is our Listening President. He is our leader of calmness, and he leads again today. He knows we have his back. That gives him that abiding energy. He is our listening President. Then he speaks. Then he speaks, and we listen. Then we listen.

    His speaking today gave all of us a little room to exhale. Now we go into our evening/morning with a little more peacefulness. I love our President.
    We made the right choice when we chose Hope over Fear, and Hope over Cynicism. Aren’t we grateful that we have President Barack Obama in the Oval Office tonight. Yes, We Are.

    May the light of goodness be with him in his space, and may wisdom be granted to him as he presents his plans on Friday to the leaders of Congress. He watches, listens, and plans ahead. Now he will execute his plan for the good of the people. I pray that they will listen now. That I do hope.

    While I was downstairs this morning, my beloved brother let me a private message on my phone that brought tears of hope and peace to my over-loaded mind. He knows me well. And when I listened to it, I began to put two and two together to help me to realize the magnitude of the message about to come to all of us after reading Chips announcement of our President would be holding a news conference. My heart leaped with joy because I put two and two together rather quickly with great anticipation. So that hour and some minutes gave me much hope and a peacefulness as I am sure all of my TOD family members received as well.

    The President gives me Hope all the time, no matter where my anxiousness leads me. The wine last night was just a path to preparing my heart to reach a level of calmness for today. The comforting salve of our President’s voice and the substance in his answers gave me a measure of healing ] that was very much needed. I am sure all of our TOD family felt that comforting spirit in your space.

    Thank you, Chips, Nerdy W., and LL. Not to leave anyone out, so Thank You TOD Contributors who stand with our beautiful Chips and all in our beautiful family who keep sharing, loving, and giving respect to our wonderful and great President. I love you all so much. HZ

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