I’ve Got Your Back


Pete Souza: President Obama w VP Biden before their weekly lunch


The love, respect, friendship, and admiration they have for each other is everything. A true partnership. We truly are blessed to have them

78 Responses to “I’ve Got Your Back”

  1. July 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    “Studying the 19th century is like being a parent. You have flashes of recognition that your children behave as you once did. You wonder if your ancestors acted like you, too. Similar patterns emerge when researching the political ancestors of modern leaders. The 1820s and 1830s — the era when our modern democracy began to take shape — were full of recognizable figures, such as a Georgia governor who fulminated in 1825 against a perceived conspiracy by Washington elites. (He was paranoid that Supreme Court justices and an untrustworthy president would free his state’s slaves. Today his political positions are outdated, but his rhetoric lives on.) Even more striking is an early-19th-century civil rights leader. Nobody called him that, of course. But John Ross fought for his rights with tactics that perfectly prefigured America’s 20th-century civil rights battles. What people actually called Ross was an Indian. Eventually, he was the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, resisting efforts to drive his people out of their historic homeland in north Georgia and the surrounding states. Seeking to influence a democratic society, John Ross of Georgia used tactics similar to those of Martin Luther King Jr. of Georgia. Their parallel experiences say much about what has and hasn’t changed in America….

    …To lobby against this separate-but-unequal scheme, Cherokees under Ross started a newspaper, the first ever published by Native Americans. Just as later generations of African Americans would make themselves heard in the pages of the Chicago Defender, Cherokees spoke through the Cherokee Phoenix. Copies were mailed to other newspapers, and its articles were reprinted widely, spreading Cherokee perspectives. And like later civil rights leaders, Ross found white and religious allies. He appealed to white missionaries who proselytized to Native Americans. The Cherokees flipped the missionaries, who spread word back to the white population that Cherokees were Christian, civilized and worth defending. They activated a powerful network of preachers, publishers and politicians. One Christian writer and activist wrote two dozen articles against removal in the National Intelligencer, the era’s nearest approximation of the Washington Post. He even encouraged a national movement of women, who could not vote but petitioned Congress…continued”

  2. July 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    • 8 amk for obama
      July 9, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      aide, not aid. the whole meaning changes with just one letter.

    • July 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      What a great personal story on Deesha Dyer!

      • July 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

        It is awesome Bill & shows the opportunities the Obamas give ordinary people that would never happen in any other administration:

        “It’s Deesha Dyer’s first week in a new job that nothing in her back story suggested she would ever hold: White House social secretary. The job has historically been the province of upper-class white women with pedigree, connections and political networks. Dyer arrived in Washington with none of these. She was a girl from a hard-knock neighborhood in West Philadelphia who dropped out of college, got a 9-to-5, developed a side-hustle writing about Philly’s hip-hop and soul scene, went to community college, and at age 31 became a White House intern. It’s a résumé that would be highly unusual even among the more eclectic guests at White House state dinners — and now Dyer will be the woman who organizes them…continued”

      • 16 yardarm756
        July 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm

        She might be a relative……..

  3. 20 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  4. 21 0388jojothecat
    July 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Louie Gohmert talking on C-SPAN talking about removing the SCOTUS who performed same-sex wedding ceremonies. I wonder if we can remove Scalia & Thomas for speaking at RW events for Citizens United & against ACA.

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      July 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Oh brother, this is a whine fest of Red States – TX, FL, IA, and KS wanting congress to undo marriage equality.

  5. July 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I love this pic of POTUS and Joey B….love it.

  6. July 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    If Joe Biden tossed his aviator glasses in the presidential ring, he’d have my vote without batting an eye!

    • 25 Dudette
      July 9, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Same here! 😎

      Please tweet that to him if you’re on The Twittah! I bet he’d love tbat!

  7. 26 MightyPamela
    July 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    ummm, if I were to say I just love the fact that PBO wears a singlet, would it start a rumble in the Village?? I know 99ts will know what I am sayin’!!

  8. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    July 9, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  9. July 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      July 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Jill Biden certainly acts like a First Lady on the world stage. I hope she realizes what a natural she is for the job’

  10. July 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    • 31 vcprezofan2
      July 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      // ……………………………

      After accepting a misdemeanor charge in a plea bargain, Mr. Fowler was sentenced to six months in jail but released after five, for health reasons.

      “He admitted his guilt, he apologized to the family for what he had done, and he served some time,” said Michael W. Jackson, the district attorney who had obtained the indictment. “It helped bring closure to the family and to history.”

      Mr. Fleming, the Star editor who is now the executive editor of the Center for Sustainable Journalism in Kennesaw, Ga., agreed with that sentiment.

      {Bobfr, this part’s for you. ↓ ↓ ↓ }
      *** “One thing we’ve never experienced in the South is anything close to a truth and reconciliation commission,” he told The Times in 2010 after Mr. Fowler formally acknowledged his guilt. “What happened today was a moment of that experience.” ****

  11. July 9, 2015 at 8:50 pm

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  13. July 9, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Congrats LP!! 🙂

    Great photo, NW. Thanks for featuring it!!

  14. July 9, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    My final 2 cents on the whole “Southern Heritage” defense of the Confed flag. (well, final words today…lol)

    I was born and raised in the South. My mother was born and raised in the South. My mother’s mother was born and raised in the South. My mother’s mother’s mother was born and raised in the South (after being brought here from Africa, like alot of Black folk, I am 2 generations removed from sharecroppers and slavery). The same can be said for my father, his father, his father’s father…..you see where I’m going with this.

    I love my city NOLA. I love the Southern heritage of NOLA and I’ve NEVER been embarassed to be from the South.

    Being a native Southerner is my HERITAGE, and I and I’d bet a majority of the Black folk in the South, DO NOT consider the Confed flag as representin’ our heritage.

    I’ve lived in the South and my family has lived in the South as long as a majority of the White Southerners who like to defend the flag as part of their “Southern Heritage”.

    Now what makes their “heritage” more important than mine. What is it about “my Southern heritage” that makes it less symbolic of the Southern heritage than theirs?

    I have idea, and I’m sure you guys do to!

  15. July 9, 2015 at 9:21 pm

  16. 45 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm


  17. 47 Marlz (@marjgra)
    July 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Cant stop laughing…

  18. 51 No Child Left Behind
    July 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    The gift that keeps on giving!

    Donald Trump is promising to be the GOP’s never-ending nightmare. “So many people want me to run as an independent — so many people,” Trump told the Washington Post today, refusing to rule out a third party run should he fail to secure the GOP nomination.


    I simply pray they don’t chase THE DONALD. He needs to keep marching on!

  19. July 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Just watched the Serena match. Fabulous! Chris Fowler and Chris Evert…totally disgusting commentary. Absolutely trying to WILL Maria to win. So ridiculous…Maria has nothing, nothing that Serena can’t handle in her sleep. But who could sleep with that damned shrieking going on?

  20. 55 No Child Left Behind
    July 9, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    This is off topic, but if anyone has a video of Boehner crying over what to do to appease his confederate-tea-baggers, please post. Anticipated thanks.

  21. 56 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Ha! 😄

  22. 58 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Paging Donna! 😀

    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      July 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks, Dudette, this is perfect. There’s something about that man’s face that makes me slightly nauseous. He truly defines the word, “repellent.”

  23. July 9, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Hypocritical Hillary Clinton…. http://t.co/Xf0ZuMduLD – making a push for gun control.
    I remember when then Senator Obama was campaigning and she was the first to announce that he is coming for their guns after the comment at a fundraiser!

    Sorry…will not vote for her. Hillary’s claim to fame is to be the first woman President…NOTHING.MORE!

  24. 61 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm

  25. July 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

  26. July 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Served with thirteen Secretaries of State

  27. 64 No Child Left Behind
    July 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm

  28. 66 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

  29. 67 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm

  30. 69 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    fedex’s twitterdom.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    and I am not even on twitter.

  31. 70 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 10:23 pm

  32. July 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    bbl … sup prep … btw, good morning amk 🙂

  33. 74 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm

  34. 76 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 10:43 pm

  35. 78 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 10:44 pm


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