¡Gracias por la visita!


The First Family leaving Argentina …. in an hour or two

149 Responses to “¡Gracias por la visita!”

  1. 1 COS
    March 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Thx Chips.

  2. 2 Judith Fardig
    March 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Hey COS – congrats. As always, the Obama Family have spread joy wherever they traveled.

  3. 3 JER
    March 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm

  4. March 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Such cute photos of them in the video news report. Hope we get some stills…..

  5. March 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

  6. March 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Hilarious, look at the view count on the video I posted last night 🙂

  7. 35 Ladyhawke
    March 24, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    President Barack Obama tangoed. Donald Trump tweeted.

    That about sums it up—not just the predictable pundit pile-on, but Obama’s and Trump’s radically different postures to the world, and the world’s toward them, forced into focus by a week of reopening in Cuba and terrorism in Brussels.

    Trump is playing the part of angry isolationist. Obama’s the guy doing the wave at the baseball game with Raúl Castro. Trump called for the borders to be closed. Obama got in his plane Tuesday night and flew to his second big foreign stop in a week, taking him further away from Washington than he was when the bombs blew up in Belgium.

    • 36 arapaho415
      March 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      GE Ladyhawke.

      Isaac Davore’s articles this week have actually been readable — before this week, all others written by him have been snarky and spun to be as negative as possible about PBO. I wonder if this is the Trump effect — MSM realizing that GOP are actually about to nominate the worst possible candidate ever.

      Did learn from this article that PBO is expected to attend NATO Summit in Warsaw Poland (Jul 8-9). The last NATO Summit was in Wales 2014. We at TODville LOVED that visit!

      As PBO’s time in office edges nearer, I expect that world leaders will be clinging ever more desperately to PBO — unless the country has a dictator or RWNJ, all world leaders must be horrified at the thought of Donald Trump as POTUS.

  8. 37 carolyn
    March 24, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    President and Mrs. Obama are making friends wherever they go! They are loved. In the process, the opinions of the U.S. are raised, and we are no longer the pariah of the world, like we were during GWB’s admin.
    We were in England in May 2001, for a college literary trip. One of the adults who went was a GWB fan…….we took a train to Wales from Bath and he sat next to an English woman. She asked him why we had elected Bush after Clinton who was so good. He gave the lame excuse that Clinton had had an affair. She laughed out loud…..”All politicians do that! That is not what counts.” She proceeded to tell him that no one could understand how our country could elect someone so stupid. I loved it!
    What is sad, is that many people in the world outside the U.S. are more informed about our leaders and what they stand for and are than our own people.

  9. March 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm


  10. March 24, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    But golfing, wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh

  11. March 24, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Save your $$$ folks! Just saw Batman vs. Superman…..and sadly it was terrible 😦 It tried being ~4 movies in one (imagine the spawn of Inception, Mad Max, Transformers, and a Ben Affleck P90x infomercial) ….on top of that it was worse than the product placement of a Bond movie (If you are interested in a new Jeep Wrangler, like using Dove body wash, love Jolley Ranchers….all in the first 20 minutes)…then this is your flick! If you are into comic/DC/Marvel era movies go see Deadpool…10x better. Good news though (not a spoiler in any way) seems Sen. Stabenow decided being Gov. of Metropolis is a much better gig than representing Michigan in Congress 😎 ….ok, that was my review.

  12. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    March 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

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  14. 78 carolyn
    March 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I watched parts of PBO’s press conference in Argentina, and noticed he is doing something else for Argentina. By what he said, the way he respected President Macri, he is pulling Argentina out of their dark dictatorial days, and helping to edge them into the first rank of nations….making them a partner in fighting terrorism, promoting educational exchanges with them…..he has a way of always lifting up, not putting down. People now will know who is the President of Argentina, and it will be a favorable knowledge. He does only good when he travels, wherever it is. President Macri was just beaming and basking in the glow. In a way, PBO legitimized the Argentinian government to the world by this trip. (and he always pronounced his name correctly too!)

  15. March 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Is anyone sitting here watching the Argentinian news and wondering what on earth they’re talking about?

  16. 91 kanga kid
    March 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    This is not a good look for us america, we need to do better!


  17. March 24, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    And….. here they are!

  18. 94 amk for obama
    March 24, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    wwwhhaatt? unohoo asked for it.

  19. March 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Are we still waiting for the First Family to take off?

    • 108 arapaho415
      March 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      I think so — just tuned in.

      Screen says “fin de una visita historica”

      Love that Argentina considers the First Family’s visit as historic.

  20. 110 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I prefer those POTUS who can tango.

    (HRC should start her lessons now!)

  21. March 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’m going to make a bold prediction – when Hillary’s President, we’re not all going to be sitting here for 17 hours waiting for a 30 glimpse of her and Bill on the tarmac in a far flung country. 😕

  22. 126 GGAIL
    March 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    They haven’t boarded yet??

  23. 127 GGAIL
    March 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Finally! There’s the Beast

    • 129 arapaho415
      March 24, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks LH. This is watch TV talking head miss.

      From the article:

      “Because of the embargo, the Castros are able to explain away Cuba’s terrible poverty as a result of foreign oppression, and justify their repressive political tactics as a means of national self-determination. Obama brought Raul Castro onto a stage and stripped away those justifications in front of the whole country.”

      snip /

      “Through this series of tiny gestures, Obama achieved what 50 years of American resistance to Cuba was not able to. He defused any lingering military tension. He showed the Cuban people that America has good intentions. And he managed to humiliate the Castros, utterly, without appearing, even in the slightest, aggressive. He did all that in a couple of hours. There’s only one word for it: genius.”

    • 134 arapaho415
      March 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Article ends by summing up the feeling of everyone here in TODville. 😦

      “Unfortunately, whoever comes next, whether Democrat or Republican, will have nowhere near the skill that Obama has at making meaningful gestures like those he showed in Cuba. Whoever wins in November, the next American leader will inevitably be less effective—whether it’s Hillary Clinton with her compromised inertness or the impotent savagery of Trump or Cruz. Whatever the strengths and weaknesses of the Obama doctrine, in 2017, the United States will be missing its greatest foreign policy asset: the man himself.”

  24. 135 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I just waved good-bye to my First Family!

  25. March 24, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    There they go. Safe trip home to our First Family.

  26. 138 jacquelineoboomer
    March 24, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Thank God they’re in the plane! I need a glass of wine, after that. (I’m from New Jersey – we don’t “wait” well!)

  27. March 24, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  28. 143 hopefruit2
    March 24, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    We will never see another leader like this in our lifetime. I’m just happy to have been alive, old enough and healthy enough to witness this Presidency.

    • March 24, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Maybe after Hillary four years we can convince that other fantastic Obama to run for President, Michelle Obama. Just kidding, she wants nothing to do with politics and I can’t blame her. But a girl can hope for a Yes We Can Part 2.

    • March 25, 2016 at 3:04 am

      A big Amen, HP2! I am very much older than you, and I never imagined that the United States had the capacity to elect a President Obama’s caliber! As a student of history I an savoring all of President Obama’s historical accomplishments! But history also teaches us that progress can be easily followed by regress.”

  29. 146 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm
  30. 147 GGAIL
    March 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Safe travels home First Family ❤️
    Thanks for making us proud of you!

    And giant thank you Chips💕💕

  31. March 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I really hope they enjoy their time today. And POTUS owe FLOTUS a trip to India and Alaska. To the Taj Mahal, the last time they were in India they had to cancel the visit to the Taj Mahal because the King in Saudi Arabia had passed away and they went to pay respect.

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