First Couple


68 Responses to “First Couple”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    September 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    First Couple wins Best Couple and Best Dressed Couple awards! 🙂

  2. September 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    hopefruit2…I agree 100%

  3. September 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm

  4. September 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Great speech by POTUS. Haters will fine some fault just wait and see.

  5. 14 GGail
    September 19, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Hot damn that’s a beautiful First Lady, inside and out ❤️

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Unbelievably beautiful! I think you nailed it – when you’re that beautiful on the inside, it has to shine through!

  6. September 19, 2015 at 11:42 pm

  7. 22 MightyPamela
    September 19, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Oh wow! Just oh wow! How can we love these two incredible people more and more as time goes by!? ❤ ❤

  8. 23 Anjo
    September 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks VC for telling it like it is, we need more home truths like these,..Gorgeousness, most gorgeous couple anytime anywhere POTUS and FLOTUS always exuding the best

  9. 24 99ts
    September 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Blue – beautiful women look divine in blue – just WOW and WOW

  10. 25 HZ
    September 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    The lovely of the lovliest, our POTUS and FLOTUS. I love them so much. HZ

  11. 26 idon
    September 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Can we get more pics of PBO and FLOTUS? please

  12. 27 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2015 at 12:07 am

  13. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 12:15 am

    There once was a science nerd named Dudette
    Whose knowledge made OUR brains feel all wet
    While enjoying the Earth
    She’s celebrating her birth
    (And probably hoisting one with Neil deGrasse Tyson, I’d bet)

    ❤ ❤ ❤

  14. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 12:18 am

  15. September 20, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Congrats on 1st hf2!!!

    Gorgeous photo, Chips, thank you!!!

    As for the debate issue …

  16. 35 globalcitizenlinda
    September 20, 2015 at 12:35 am

    interesting Saturday – let us see what Sunday brings

  17. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    September 20, 2015 at 12:43 am

    they say be careful what you wish for;

    what if the person who is in favor of fewer Dem debates now ends up doing worse than expected and they feel a need for more airtime in form of debates?

    by that time, it may be very hard to change the rules and organize other Dem debates

  18. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 1:05 am

    I think President Obama and Vice President Biden have spoiled me for other Democratic politicians forevermore. Trying to watch a little of HRC at the NH Democratic Party Convention from earlier today, and she sounds so shrill to me, I can barely stand it. My ears hurt.


    • 39 idon
      September 20, 2015 at 1:07 am

      I have the same problem with HRC. Her body language turns me off.

      • 40 jacquelineoboomer
        September 20, 2015 at 1:10 am

        I don’t necessarily disagree with much of what she or Bernie or Martin O’M say, it’s just the way they say it. I want to be pulled in, not shoved along. Maybe I’m the shallow one!

        • 41 idon
          September 20, 2015 at 1:17 am

          Oh I don’t even listen to Bernie. O’Malley gave a great speech at the DNC. Yep I think it’s mostly a style issue and not a content problem.

          • 42 jacquelineoboomer
            September 20, 2015 at 1:26 am

            I also think it’s not just tone for me (the first turn-off), it’s how they frame their platforms. HRC seems to occasionally now to be mentioning the Obama presidency, but none of them are actually showing much continuity between everything he’s accomplished and what they think they’ll accomplish. Not much at all. Big turn-off, and another missed opportunity for these Democrats.

        • 43 99ts
          September 20, 2015 at 1:28 am

          It’s the positive attitude that comes from PBO & Flotus for everyone that we like to hear. BIG reason that our PM was rolled – people were sick of the non stop negatives. This is why Trump is finding favor with the GOP – all the congress/governor GOP people have been doing negative things for years.

    • September 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I always feel like I’m being lectured when I listen to HRC and Sanders and to some degree O’Malley. It’s a tad condescending.

      PBO and FLOTUS project a genuine sincerity and caring. They are OF us, among us, with us. I think it comes from growing up in modest homes with big dreams, and then setting out to make them make them real and staying true to all of it. And what they do is always about building community, never about WINNING this or that or I, I, I. I trust them. And love them dearly.

      • 46 vcprezofan2
        September 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

        GM, Meta! I agree with your assessment of the O’s and I do think the ‘staying true’ is a big part of it. They, both, are very good at seeing the world beyond themselves; not many politicians do IMO. At least, when other politicians see outside themselves they usually see ‘inferior’ citizens that *they* are coming to rescue and they usually start using simplistic promises and language both of which generally grate on my ears and my psyche.

        • September 20, 2015 at 9:31 am

          GM, vc!

          Have you ever noticed that when PBO and MO travel, they always go out of their way to connect with the youth? Go out of their way to listen and encourage, inform and inspire? And they use themselves as examples of what it means to be from humble beginnings, work hard and never give up. It’s not done in a rescue kind of way. It’s done in a way that celebrates their roots and acknowledges their communities, working to have them believe in themselves for their own sake. And HOPE. Always HOPE.

          • 48 vcprezofan2
            September 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

            Oh, I’ve noticed! 🙂

            😉 Have you noticed that other candidates have noticed too? We-ell, *they* have noticed that the Obamas talk about humble beginnings so now *everyone* has had humble beginnings. They may all be true but for me they often sound scripted and forced and imitative….. and shared for brownie points rather than as encouragement. {Lord, I’m biased! 😀 }

            • September 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

              Right beside you, I’m afraid. Yes, some are sitting on enormous wealth and yet say they are just like us!

              • 50 vcprezofan2
                September 20, 2015 at 10:03 am

                And there in a nutshell you have my pet peeve with most of them! They speak to us/me like they think our/my brain is out to lunch….every time. Bugs me no end! I don’t have a problem with their wealth – I have a problem with them thinking voters have no brain, or eyes.

                • September 20, 2015 at 10:09 am

                  I don’t have a problem with wealth per se but in a politician, it tends to breed a perspective of privilege, whether wittingly or not. Both the Obamas and the Bidens truly understand the middle class not just because they grew up that way but they have hung onto those values. It’s only been in the last couple of years that POTUS started wearing better suits and newer shoes!!

                  Having said all that, I hope the Obamas go on to earn more money when they leave office because they’ve EARNED it. They’ve sacrificed quite a lot to govern this beast of a country.

                  • 52 vcprezofan2
                    September 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

                    A-men to most of this.

                    The privilege perspective – a measure of selfishness really – I think is there in the core of the person, some even before they get the wealth (if they weren’t born into it). I think they think if everyone had the opportunity to climb, it would diminish the importance of how *they* managed it. I think of Jindal and that Nikki Haley person in this category. I might even argue that in the case of politicians some develop their sense of privilege because of the perks that come with the job. Notice how even the ones who supposedly want smaller government are themselves always dying to get back into office.

      • 53 jacquelineoboomer
        September 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

        I love them dearly, too. Oh for a third term!

  19. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  20. September 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Happy Birthday Dudette! {{{Hugs!!!}}}

  21. September 20, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Gooood mmoorrninnggg, Chips, NW, and all TODers!

    A bit of good news……

  22. September 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    And off we go!!

  23. September 20, 2015 at 8:53 am

    A little salsa early this morning!

    LIVE now: Pope Francis in Cuba-Holy Mass and Angelus in Havana

  24. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    September 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

    good morning!

    interesting that this week the US will be hosting the Chinese PM and then the Pope;

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