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Forever Flawless

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First Lady Michelle Obama waves as she attends President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves as she stands between Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (L) and Vice President Biden's wife Dr. Jill Biden (R) as they attend U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses and looks up at first lady Michelle Obama before beginning his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama pauses and looks up at First Lady Michelle Obama

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves from her box in the gallery with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (L) on one side and a symbolic empty seat for victims of gun violence between her and Dr. Jill Biden (R) while attending U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. Behind the first lady are (L-R) veteran and Dream Act immigrant Oscar Vazquez, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Ryan Reyes, the partner of one of the victims of the San Bernardino shootings, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, community college student Jennifer Bragdon and Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, who helped stop an attack on Paris bound train in August, and Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


185 Responses to “Forever Flawless”


  1. 1 forus50
    January 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

  2. January 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    She is gorgeous! The best ever.

  3. 5 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    This is the tweet from someone who realizes that, tonight, he is NOT the center of attention and that the pundits are not talking about him.

    • January 12, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Donald Trump needs to fuck off. Moron. It was boring because his tiny brain couldn`t comprehend such detailed and eloquent words

      • 7 jacquelineoboomer
        January 12, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        Exactly. All the President has to do is stand next to a person like that to tell the world who the “loser” is. And it’s not the President, as you know!

      • January 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm

        “It was boring because his tiny brain couldn`t comprehend such detailed and eloquent words”

        You can tell that by the lack of *substance* that is included in his campaign speeches.

    • 9 amk for obama
      January 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      thanks abc stenos. we were all eager to know what the dreck thought.

    • January 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Donald really should not have put that tweet out. He just told the world that he couldn’t understand any of the speech and became bored. If he was smart, his tweet should have said that he was taking copious notes. Tsk, tsk, tsk

  4. 11 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    The best shots, NW. Thank you.

  5. January 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Something is wrong with me I can`t stop crying. Four more years please

  6. 15 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:52 pm

  7. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    January 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Beautiful images, NW! Did you happen to notice the look that came over the First Lady’s face – I believe the last time the camera was on her, right after the President had finished his remarks. To me (the great reader of faces – Ha!), it appeared she was saying to herself, “There. It’s done. His final State of the Union address. So proud of him. So happy for him.”

  8. January 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

  9. January 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    GORGEOUS FLOTUS in Narcisso Rodriguez. She never fails to look stunning.

  10. 25 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Bringing you the best tweet.

  11. 26 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:58 pm

  12. January 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    We the People love you, Joe.

  13. 28 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  14. January 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  15. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    January 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    What a FANTASTIC State of the Union address.

    Thank you, President Obama!

  16. 44 PrayerWarriorforObama
    January 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    President Obama and the First Lady fill me with hope and the strong desire to do more to help others. What an inspiring address to the USA and the world! What an amazing president! God bless the First Family.

  17. January 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    FLOTUS looked fabulous!

  18. 46 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm

  19. January 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    “Obama’s Top 10 Shots At Trump In The State Of The Union Address”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/obama-s-top-10-shots-at-trump-in-the-state-of-the-union-address

    =====

    1. Change doesn’t mean we clamp down on one group or idea.
    2. The choice is between fear and confidence.
    3. Don’t buy Republican claims that the U.S. economy is in shambles.
    4. Don’t buy Republican claims that America is weak either.
    5. Attacking Islam won’t make us safer.
    6. Addressing the Islamic State is more complicated than a sound bite on TV.
    7. Bullying Muslims makes things worse.
    8. We are giving ‘extreme voices’ too much attention.
    9. Don’t fall back on scapegoats or stereotypes.
    10. America is about love and optimism, not fear.

  20. 50 yardarm756
    January 12, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    • January 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Those were my thoughts exactly. Our President goes big, really big in his speeches and the sullen pouting of the Rs just reveals their smallness. Ever more so this evening in the SOTU.

      • 52 amk for obama
        January 12, 2016 at 11:24 pm

        Exactly. All politics aside, he is your president and how about showing respect for the office. In the last 7 years, the rethugs have shown how ugly they really are and yet more and more americans vote for them. Reinforcing the ugly american meme.

  21. 53 mtmarilyn
    January 12, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    What stunning pictures. Couldn’t be more proud of this FLOTUS and POTUS. I am so full of tears tonight.

  22. 54 arapaho415
    January 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    GE TODville.

    Posted these on previous thread in response to annieb.

  23. January 12, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    So dam proud of them both.

  24. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    January 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  25. January 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for the tweets with all those gems, NW. Rt’ed nearly all of them.

  26. 62 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I think our President’s WHCD roast in April will be just as anticipated as his final SOTU! And will be just as great 🙂

  27. January 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    The camera showed the face of FLOTUS when the President spoke about the financial collapse not being cause by people on food stamps but reckless Wall St. You could see her jaw tighten visibly and a stern glare on her face.

    • January 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Bill R. was stern look agreeing with him or disagreeing with him?

      • 65 hopefruit2
        January 12, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        She was agreeing with him. She stood up and started clapping. I think the stern look was her own anger/frustration at those who try to scapegoat public assistance recipients.

        • January 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

          I love the fact that POTUS said that about the people on food stamps didn’t cause the financial crisis, it was the people on wall street. I have said that same thing before.

  28. 67 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    yellow and red. is there some kinda messaging going on here?

  29. 68 Nena20409
    January 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!
    Thanks TOD! You all are busy 😉
    Awesome Tweet summations, NW.
    In Flint, MI:

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      January 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      I sorta watched one of Snyder’s pressers, where he was sucking up to the Mayor of Flint, appearing to think she’d pull him out of the “fix” he’s in, now, having been found out for what transpired. He probably never wanted to speak to her, before. She acted standoffish, which I was glad to see.

    • 70 Nerdy Wonka
      January 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

      🙂

  30. 71 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    EMPEACH!

  31. 72 arapaho415
    January 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

  32. January 12, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    • 75 amk for obama
      January 12, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Yes, let’s.

    • 76 MadameSoph
      January 12, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Now that’s more like it 🙂 I’ve noticed that she’s been doing this for awhile now. Maybe she finally got some better campaign people who ran the numbers correctly and let her know that she cannot win without the Obama Coalition. If she keeps this up I’ll feel much better about voting for her. First, because I still haven’t forgotten 2008, so she has a lot to make up for, and, second, because I can’t imagine anyone being a competent liberal leader who didn’t acknowledge and learn from PBO and want to build on his accomplishments and vision.

    • 77 Dudette
      January 13, 2016 at 12:18 am

      Well done!

  33. 78 arapaho415
    January 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    More SOTU fun:

  34. January 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀

  35. 83 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

  36. 88 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    It wouldn’t be a SOTU without the pundits’ polls.

    • 89 arapaho415
      January 13, 2016 at 2:14 am

      Looks like you and I posted the same info at the same time.

      Since I don’t have cable or TV, no chance for me to actually see CNN — the actual exchange on CNN was infuriating — Jake Tapper scowlingly repeating word-for-word the idiotic things that Wolf Blitzer said.

      And the MSM is clueless why Americans have such a low opinion of PBO, after being force-fed this nonsense since CNN began cheerleading the “Tea Party” after ACA became law.

      Ugh.

  37. 90 arapaho415
    January 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Still more…

  38. 92 arapaho415
    January 12, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    For those who took Drudge clickbait re: Iran and ran with it (looking at YOU, broadcast MSM)…

  39. 96 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Ugh! Why did I switch from CSPAN? Steve Schmidt sitting up there blaming PBO for the political climate knowing his party leaders met and conspired to sabotage President Obama at every turn no matter what! Not one bit of pushback on that from Rachel or Chris Hayes! Arrrgh!

  40. January 12, 2016 at 11:38 pm

  41. January 12, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    What a magnificent oration by the greatest leader our nation and our world has ever known. Great leaders are there, but none has ever faced anything close to the challenges, obstacles, dangers, and problems which President Barack Obama found on his desk on Day 1. He has always, always been this person. He has always always spoken these truths, expressed these principles and values, counseled these wise, positive, practical, humane, and worthy goals and actions. It gives me a little bit of relief from my frustration with the opposition and resistance and barrage of negativity he has endured (and over which he triumphs time and again), to remember that in order to make people dislike, fear, and oppose him, they have to lie, lie, and lie again. Only by creating and sustaining huge lies and falsehoods about this great president are they able to orchestrate the opposition. By blaming him for everything negative and ignoring completely or dismissing any victories and successes that he Keeps.On.Bringing.Home. It is a great privilege and joy to watch work, speak, lead, and just do everyday life with his family, team, friends and people like me. He wants the best for all of us. ALL OF US!!! Even those who work feverishly to foment hatred and bring him down. He is a big person with a huge brain, huge heart, and huge spirit. I am thankful for TOD where I can follow him daily. Thank you Chips. Thank you NerdyWonka. Thank you, blog tyrants and faithful friends who share this community. This is a glorious night and I will always remember the ordinary days of TOD, and the great days like this. Rest Easy, TOD family — POTUS is going to bed in the White House, and he will awaken there tomorrow morning to Take Care of Business for all of us. God bless and keep President Obama and his precious family.

  42. 104 Nena20409
    January 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

  43. 105 MadameSoph
    January 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Nerdy Wonka thank you for the wonderful tweet summation of the “greatest hits” from tonight. Just got home from work and haven’t watched yet. Your tweets and pics of FLOTUS gave me just enough to get through dinner first (don’t want to eat while I listen to PBO) and then, afterwards, settle under a blanket and watch our PBO with my full attention (the first of many times I know I will watch it). After which, I will celebrate with a piece of caramel frosted spice cake and ice cream 🙂

  44. 106 arapaho415
    January 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Completely off-topic, but this came across my twitter timeline and had to share:

    “Before David Bowie became an iconic rock star, he spent time typing a sweet response to a 14-year-old New Mexican who sent him his ‘very first American fan letter.’”

    Love the corrections in this typewritten letter to the 14-year-old fan: “Exciting mail doesn’t come to Espanola all that often.”

    http://sandradodd.com/bowieletter.html

  45. 107 Nena20409
    January 12, 2016 at 11:42 pm

  46. 108 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Oh, it’s not soon enough nor is it hard enough.

  47. 111 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Goodnight TODVille.

    Retiring to my private chamber to listen one more time to the speech!

  48. January 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  49. January 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    • 114 jacquelineoboomer
      January 12, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Hi, LP, and thanks so much for this news. Pretty sure this will be the push Joe and his family need, to move forward a little in their struggle to keep going. He couldn’t have picked a better path, and I’m so thankful the way the President announced it, during the SOTU.

  50. 117 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 12:02 am

    So long as this Makes the Right Mad…..I will take the Headline 😉

  51. January 13, 2016 at 12:09 am

    NerdyWonka, your tweeting of the President’s brilliant, inspiring SOTU was stellar, and incredible. Thankful for you getting the story, capturing the words and ideas, AND seasoning it frequently with sizzling, spectacular wit. Thankful for you every day.

  52. 120 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 12:16 am

    • 121 jacquelineoboomer
      January 13, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Yeah, right, Snyder. Believe the remaining question is why didn’t he call in FEMA back in October or even before that, when this was already an issue? And now he’s asking for FEMA support – too late for many of the residents and their children, affected by the contaminated water.

  53. 122 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Wow!

    And on this note, G’Nite TOD 😉

  54. 124 Obama Grandmama
    January 13, 2016 at 12:26 am

    During the SOTU address I noticed the camera focusing on a man wearing glasses a couple of times. He was located directly behind Michelle. Just wondered if anyone knows who it was? He shows up in the second photo and the bottom photo at the top of the page.

  55. 128 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:43 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:52 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:52 am

  58. 131 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:53 am

    • 132 jacquelineoboomer
      January 13, 2016 at 1:03 am

      Wow. It certainly touched my family’s life, last year. God bless Joe Biden and his family.

      • 133 amk for obama
        January 13, 2016 at 1:10 am

        Mine too. Thank God for the soshalist nhs that saved my sis.

        How is your son unit doing?

        • 134 jacquelineoboomer
          January 13, 2016 at 1:13 am

          Yes, thank God for your sister’s recovery! My son’s doing well – thanks. Supposed to have a CT scan this month, then – hopefully – his final surgery (we hope) in February, to close up the “shark bite” wound in his back. Whew. He still has the very positive attitude about all of it – good thing because I would have lost it a long time ago, if he didn’t, truth be told!

          • 135 amk for obama
            January 13, 2016 at 1:17 am

            Positive attitude matters most, both for the suffering and the family. I am sure his final surgery will go very well. My best wishes to him.

      • 137 Dudette
        January 13, 2016 at 1:28 am

        J’OB and Amk, hugs to you and your loved ones dealing with cancer.

      • 139 majiir
        January 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

        Mine, too, JOB. I’ve lost two brothers to cancer; one in January 2014, the other in October 2015. There were six of us, now there’s only three, and it’s hard dealing with losing three brothers in less than four years. When my brothers were diagnosed with cancer, it was like a gut-punch, something we did NOT expect.

        • 140 arapaho415
          January 13, 2016 at 2:29 am

          So, so saddened to hear about your unimaginable losses.

          What a trying time for everyone in your family — condolences and blessings to all. 😦

        • 141 jacquelineoboomer
          January 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm

          Oh my goodness, so sorry to hear that. Hugs to you and your family.

  59. 142 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:56 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:57 am

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  63. January 13, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Set my alarm at 3 am (9 pm Eastern), had issues with my laptop and managed to connect at 10 past probably some two, three minutes into the speech. Was so tired that i just made it through about 20 minutes which has nothing to do with the quality of the speech and everything with me being exhausted this week and suffering from annoying stomach cramps. Will watch again today. Good morning all.

  64. 147 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:02 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:04 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:30 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:40 am

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:41 am

  74. 160 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:45 am

  75. 161 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:45 am

  76. 162 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:45 am

    LOL.

  77. 163 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:46 am

    😘

  78. 164 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:46 am

  79. 165 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:48 am

  80. 166 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:48 am

  81. 167 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:49 am

  82. 168 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:49 am

  83. 169 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:50 am

    After all that crap he had to face from the treasonists to stupid murkans, the feller still retains his smile.

  84. 171 Judith Fardig
    January 13, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Oh, what a night! There were more than a few tears at our SOTU watch party!

  85. 172 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:54 am

    good bye, mofos.

  86. 173 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:55 am

  87. 174 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Good moment from the best tv show ever to end today and greet tomorrow.

  88. 175 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:58 am

  89. 176 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 2:34 am

  90. 178 amk for obama
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  93. 184 No Child Left Behind
    January 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Good Morning TODVille! It was a beautiful night after the memorable and substantial speech by POTUS.


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