President Obama sidesteps a puddle as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House for his departure to Chicago for DNC fundraisers
…. greeted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at O’Hare International Airport
… at a DNC event at the Aragon Entertainment Center in Chicago
President Obama is greeted by singer Jennifer Hudson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
… with Herbie Hancock
A banner wishes President Obama a happy birthday outside of the Aragon Entertainment Center in Chicago
I don’t know nuttin about cleaning up video’s, but I wanted to include Jennifer Hudson singing Happy Birthday to the President. So here goes…
Jennifer Hudson singing Happy Birthday to POTUS
THANKS Chipsticks!!!!!! Your video is wayyyyyy better than my feeble attempt.
Also love this pic—-Pres. Obama making a scrunchy face while preparing to high five an adorable little baby:
Mr. President your hotness today has me hot and bothered. Goodnight TOD family, the “Neck Tie Adjusting” TEASE, shot my blood pressure to an all time high I need to call it a night.
I missed that…it was enough with the “brow wiping”….sigh.
That link at the top just gets me some nonsense about some binder some students are giving to Rubio who support him for POTUS.
Even though it says it’s Obama’s speech.
Someone hacked C-SPAN.com? WTF?
Nope that’s the video. C-Span hasn’t totally cleaned up the video yet. Rubio was having some discussion or other and after that, C-Span went to the live feed of President Obama’s fundraiser.
Rubio is actually very unimpressive when you see him speak. He might take a good still shot, but he oozes college Republican when he speaks.
Now remember this folks when you feel down or concerned or talk to folks who are.. remember these people in these crowds- WE HERE see them all the time because of Chips and BWD.. so WE KNOW the truth of the respect, love and enthusiasm this President receives all across this country.. but many of our fellow citizens have no idea about all this- because they get snippets of news filling their ears all from the media who don’t show his speeches, don’t show these crowds.. always talk about the ‘disgruntled’ this or ‘angry’ that.. or ‘disappointed’ so and so.
THIS is REALITY and we know it because we have nearly 4 years of evidence to prove it. Listen all day to the media if you want or need to.. because we do need to know the lies they’re telling and we do need to know which repub talking point they’re pushing and which facts they’re omitting- because our neighbors are hearing those lies and talking points- but WE here, WE should never fall into that fear bracket or that ‘concern’ that President Barack Obama is not popular or does not have a strong healthy hearty base.. or that he doesn’t have our back and we. his. Not US.
this is beautiful Chips- thank you always~
I am with you all the way sherijrjr. He is loved and we know it.
I know you are Suzanne thank you.
I posted pic #31 on my FB page with the comment “A slice of real America at Pres. Obama’s DNC fundraiser in Chicago” because I want my FB “friends” most of whom are white, live in GA, and vote for republicans, to realize that not every white person in this country is anti-Obama. Maybe a few of them will get the begin to think that it’s okay to break from their families, friends, and church members and give him a second look. I know most of them are Fox viewers, and their comments about PBO on my FB page are never positive.
sheri, I am here with you all just about everyday (at least 6 days) and I am s very thankful to have found TOD. There are days I don’t even turn on MSM because I know what they are going to say before they even say anything. A really good friend of mine called me yesterday…she wanted me to “talk her down” because she was upset by what she was hearing from the talking heads. I told her what I know and I also directed her to places where she can get the facts (I turned her on to TOD, I send her links, articles, etc). I told her to turn off the TV and she said she will watch so she can get information so she can think for herself to form her own opinions. I told her that for the most part she is only getting opinions, not facts. By the end of the conversation she was more informed and I felt totally accompished! But today…today she called PISSED OFF again! She was upset by what the talking heads were spitting out today…she was on board with the rhetoric that PBO wasn’t doing enough re JOBS…he wasn’t/hasn’t talked enough about JOBS….blah, blah, blah. She got up set with me and accused me of being so in awe with PBO I can’t/won’t see his flaws/shortcomings and when he is just wrong. I told her that there are things I don’t like/don’t agree with that this administration has done/is doing, but I support PBO 100%. She said the average person is not going to do what I do i.e. read, research, etc…I told her it is time out for people to be average and so what they have always done…these times call for all of us to step outside of the ourshelves/what we used to do/the box…last week I answered PBO’s call to action…I made phone calls. In the past I have sent emails and letters. I wanted to ask her what have she don’t for US lately…but she got the message. I told her that I believe I can’t complain if I don’t do my part…she changed the subject. When we were ending our conversation, she said had learned alot and I had given her a lot to thing about…
Stay strong TOD family!!!!!!!!!
Puddin you are my hero.. what you did is hard and it takes persistence and committment, thank you for sticking with it- for staying the course by providing the proper info. One thing.. people hear on teevee these ‘opinions’ and yet they’re willing to argue those same opinions with other folks who do take the time to research. I tell people that if they want FACTS then go to whitehouse.gov and to Congress.gov and get the facts. If they want opinions turn on any tv station. but don’t tell me msnbc’s opinion or Cnn’s or Fox’s.. and expect I’m gonna not have some facts for you. This I think is the true character of the Obama supporters- the ones who write, email call and knock on doors like you (and me).. we live by the facts..
This is going to be hard for all of us.. as hard and or harder than the last election.. not because there is an candidate out there worth their salt.. but because we will always always have to fight the media’s lies. All of them will be attacking POTUS and its going to be very harsh. In fact I think next month is going to be harsh as these repub/teabaggers are spending there 5 weeks off plotting their next plan of assault on we the American people in their determined to bring down President Obama… but they cannot take away what WE KNOW and WE are the force they really fear… never forget when POTUS asked us to call Congress last week .. and look what happened
sheesh lotsa typos in that last paragraph, sorry- am tired and off to bed. Have a good rest everyone.. tomorrow we wish Mr. President a happy 50th birthday.. I’m 53- so I plan to tell him 50 is pretty dang good, beats the heck outta not being 50!
What great pictures!It’s like he can finally relax a little, and mingle with the folks that REALLY matter! I think Washington gets toxic…he needs to get out among the people to recharge….those faces in the crowd sure do look proud and happy:) Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
I just saw this video about the President turning 50 from the AP:
Thanks Donna! Our resident video queen. I just love my President’s voice.
Our President has a similar timbre of voice as Frank Sinatra. Their accents are very different and they don’t look like one another so you may not notice the similar quality of tone of voice. But their voices are similar.
Nice job by Associated Press. Very funny and cute!!
Haven’t spoken to you in a while. Hope you are enjoying your vacation.
Here is the extended lunch outing from CBS now on youtube:
GREAT GREAT GREAT Speech. The enthusiasm and fired up ready to go mentality was off the charts. And they say he’s a loser, nobody loves him, and he’s lost the base. Hahahahahahahaha I laugh in their faces. #OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 #Fired Up Ready To Go #isupportthepresident
#I’M IN. Onward we march to WIN 2012 for the BEST President ever!
Well taking a look at the pics and the adoring supporters of PBO just makes my day. *UCK the MSM! Be DAMNED to them all!
YAY! Keith aren’t you happy you stuck around even after a lousy day of doom and gloom ? I’m Happy that you did.
Terrorist Fist Jab!!! I see a Terrorist Fist Jab!!!
LOL. StR, you are not only my resident source for great info and details, but you bring the humor, too!! Thanks!
It seems that people refer to our President as “Obama” not out of disrespect but out of appreciation for his distinctiveness that seems to be bigger than the US presidency.
For example, you would not see a sign “Happy Birthday Bush” from his supporters. They would always put the “President” before it because “Bush “cannot stand on it’s own. “Obama” can stand on it’s own without seeming disrespectful, kinda like “Ghandi.”
We thought we were going to have ten attendees at our POTUS’ bday house party twenty-five people showed up! Great fun and lots of birthday cake.
That is great. There were 10 at ours. I loved the talk the President gave and talking and answering the questions from NC and Chicago. It was great to meet fellow supporters and have great discussion. I really like our local local worker. He has been around a while. We are fired up and ready to go.
If we’re not going to a party, and we want to donate for Obama’s Birthday, should we donate tonight or tomorrow on the actualy bday?
I’m donating tomorrow on his birthday, but I think a donation today or tomorrow would be greatly appreciated.
Any donation on any day would be appreciated I’m sure, but it seems to me like making a donation on his birthday is going to send an extra message of good will. I think I will donate on the 4th. Thanks for pointing that out, Tally.
I just posted a comment without my name. For some reason my droid isn’t keeping my info
Let’s just keep this in mind as we move forward. Bush left a MUCH BIGGER shitpile than we thought
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_08/so_much_worse_than_we_realized031296.php That said, if it’s possible, I love this man even more.Republicans CAN’T GOVERN> NEVER COULD.
Holy crap is right.The are outright dangerous.
Then read about Rupert Murdoch and his marauding media in Rolling Stone. You’ll have another holy crap attack.
There are so many “holy crap” moments. Daily. Kind of sad that they are so prevalent.
Forget that old fool Murdoch, the only reason anyone pay him any attention is because he has money. Same thing with the wife of his, if he was a 80 year old on Social Security, that woman wouldn’t be any where near him, unless it’s to clean up his slip ups. He ought to be facing charges for all the B.S. he and his son knew those papers were doing.
Forget them all, Including that old fool Peggy Noonan who call our President a loser. She ought to be with Murdoch, they are just about the same age.
They are still about sabatoge of this country and this President.
Yes..and we have to be ready to fight…even harder than we did the first time.
Yes Doris I agree with you. That was the purpose of that debt ceiling fight. And this latest thing with the FAA Shutdown. Anything to damage the economy, they will do. Here they go on a month vacation, and 74,000 people are out of a job because the T-Republicans didn’t pass that FAA bill.
I LOVE this pictures and the video. All those happy faces. I’m glad he’s gone home to recharge and be among ordinary people. I called the WH comment line today to tell him I thought he did a great job on the debt ceiling and to wish him a happy birthday. Love the President!
I’m working late so I missed my event at Big Mama’s Rib Shack tonight. My Mom called to tell me it was crowded and to ask what I wanted for dinner. Very disappointed to miss this event.
Yeah, AnitaW. But did you get dinner from BIg Mama’s Rib Shack? Sounds like the type of place where you are not even TRYIN’ to count calories. Sweet tea is on the menu and bread comes with every order. What part of the country are you in? If I ever travel there on business, I might need a place like that!!!
Pasadena, California. And, no you don’t worry about calories at this place. You just enjoy.
My family keeps calling me at work telling me what a great time they are having.
Chicago is a wonderful place to go home to! How great it must have been to get away from the wrangling and pettiness and go where people love you and show it! Anybody else notice how relaxed and happy Rahm has looked since he moved home? Actually, geographically, Chicago should be the capital…..center of everything. My girlhood years were spent in Chicago, and they were wonderful years. I even like going through O’Hare, just so I can be in Chicago. Happy Birthday, Mr. President, and MANY more!!!
I’ve never been to Chicago, I had a layover years ago at O’Hare- I saw Chuck McCain there- the Rifleman.. if anyone remembers him, then you know it’s been ages since that trip through O’Hare. Both my oldest sons have spent time in Chicago and like it- they’ve said I’d enjoy it a lot… someday.
oops not Chuck McCain- Chuck Connors.. don’t know where that McCain came from.
Yeap…Connors. I had to ask my husband:) Now who the hell is McClure??
Doug McClure The Virginian—-going in the way back when machine to the 1960′s, I think.
My favorite, because my Mom had a crush on him according to my Dad, Clint Eastwood in Rawhide.
I remember him now…thanks. Yes, that’s the way back machine alright:)
McClure…I thought his name was McClure?
The City that Works, The city of Big Shoulders, The Windy City, Chi-Town, “Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin’ town” Second City, Chill
I’m not from there, never lived there, but from everyone I know who did either, to a person, they have had good things to say about the city (and the pizza!!) The only thing that would stop me would be the cold.
I am home now so I can post from my computer and not my phone. We just returned from our party. There were only 10 people there. Wish there would have been more. Loved the message from the President via skype. He also took questions from volunteers in NC and Chicago. It was so great to see him smile and be free of dealing with Congress. Then he went downstairs to the party and we listened to his speech there.
We talked about talking to our friends who voted and now say they are disappointed. I felt good to be able to give alot of the information I get here and at TOAITR. Our biggest problems will be to educate people. We all must talk to everyone we know and get this information out there.
We will have a big fight in our state for governor, senator and representative. Alot of repub money is coming here. I plan to be involved in all of them. I am fired up and ready to go.
Grover Norquist pledge signers. Pass it on contact your congress person and ask them why. We have to help the president with the second round of battles. He cannot do this alone. send it to 10 friends and ask them to do the same. go to the town halls, call, email . They pledge not to tax the rich. http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/Federal%20Pledge%20Signers%20112th%20Congress.pdf
I wrote letters last week to both Senators and my Rep (R) on this matter. I’ll encourage other people I know to do the same.
we are asking ppl to write the DOJ to ask for investigation. Thanks
And where is the DOJ with the bogus absentee ballots that were sent to Dems in WI??
I do what i can. All i can do is try. Put this issue up and see what happens.
Will do. Writing the Whitehouse also.
Happy Birthday 50th Mr. President. You still have my support 100%. Bless you and your lovely family.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/cantor-dear-young-people-were-going-to-slash-your-medicare.php?ref=fpb There. He said it. no beating around the bush…tell THIS to all your friends, young and old. What they WANT to do, is to get a hold of all that money in those accounts for Medicare and SS….I’m not old enough to get SS or Medicare, but I’ve been paying in all my working life…what happens to that money?? Gee, I wonder….IF THEY GAIN CONTROL OF ANYTHING, THEY BREAK IT. THEY STEAL IT.Everyone should be able to make this case, shouldn’t be hard when they say it outright. BELIEVE THEM.
Pilage and steal….these people are ‘raping’ the American people.
Sick, greedy and cruel. Cantor has that zealot look to him..and I don’t mean the religious type. He’s the type that worships money and ideology.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT OBAMA, GOD BLESS YOU!
In honor of Deaniac83 and his TPV colleagues, the following is my birthday greetings to President Obama:
Dear Mr President,
A wonderful supporter of yours and a brilliant analyst, “Deaniac93″ at The People’s View commented to me that Radical Republicans “”they don’t like to do this reading thing very much … .”
To which I responded, “… the more one looks at the reality of what is now law, the more one realizes that Boehner and McConnell could not have either read or comprehended what the implications for them are.
At the core of this law, they are firmly stuck between the interests of the MIC (and their behemoth lobbyists) and the non-MIC uber-wealthy (hedge fund managers, bankers, petro corporations, and other recipients of massive subsidies and tax breaks). Because the only options for Boehner and the Radical Republican Party are to either accept that the Bush tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations are not renewed along with other subsidies and tax loop holes being eliminated, or face a massive reduction in defense spending.
They are legally prohibited from touching Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security with the exception of some minor adjustments in Medicare provider support.
Boehner and his gang of extortionists and Senate enablers will face well before the end of this year the stark, unavoidable, legislatively mandated reality – they either place the National Security of the United States at risk in order to serve the special interests of the ultra-wealthy, big oil, corporate jet owners, etc. … or not.
Hmmm … tough choice, you betcha.
They should have listened to the President when he told them – send me a ‘clean bill’ or get serious and let’s do something truly big and balanced.
Instead, blinded by their arrogance, disabled by their lack of intellectual discipline, they resorted to grandstanding and extortion. Now, when they open the bag they’re going to find monopoly money and a little note – ‘read the law, dude, and weep.’ ”
We get it Mr President.
Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!
Bobfr you are the best! As always, thanks for your diligence and intelligent articulation.
*sigh* Tonight I had to school an old friend on FB who wrote that he was tired, and thinks “our guy is doomed….” of course he lives in the OC… still no excuse. So I thought I’d share, because I know many of you have the same whiny friends and family right now.
XXX, you know I love you, but you need to stop that WOE IS ME BULLSHIT RIGHT THE FUCK NOW.
“Our guy is doomed” only if we’re a bunch of whining losers who don’t have his back, and are too lazy to educate the stupid and correct the insane. We’ve just been handed a huge gift in this teaparty terrorist hostage taking mess and if we’re too lazy and stupid to run with it, then we deserve to have America FAIL.
1: The US GOV (Fed/State/Local) actually DOES create jobs – it’s the world’s LARGEST EMPLOYER with more employees WORLDWIDE than any company. And they can create jobs faster, and more cost effectively (WHEN PROPERLY FUNDED) than any company because there is no profit or multimillion dollar CEOS.
2: SPENDING CUTS = JOB CUTS.
3: EVERYONE who signed the King Norquist pledge should be removed from office and tried for sedition. If that doesn’t happen, then let’s VOTE THEM ALL OUT.
80% of this country wants the Bush tax cuts to EXPIRE, and loopholes CLOSED. The only ones who are going to do that are the DEMS. OBAMA NEVER EVER HAD a Super Majority in the House or 60 magical votes in the Senate. HE IS NOT A DICTATOR FOR FUCK SAKE!
The reason the TEAPS got in in 2010 is because the LEFT STAYED HOME. The EmoProgs can STFU with their whining that over 30 years of GOP systematic dismantling of our society wasn’t fixed on Jan 21, 2009.
The GOP OWNS THE FUCKING MEDIA. We can fight back by calling, email, tweeting and COMPLAIN that you disagree and will boycott.
But if you think YOU can’t make a difference and multiply that by millions, then yes, we’re doomed because a small, insane, bigoted minority in this country get their marching orders from Rush, and have more energy than we do. THAT IS PATHETIC.
People in Syria are dying in the streets for what they want, and all we can do is whine from the comfort of our little homes. BOO FUCKING HOO.
Obama is the best and smartest POTUS in my lifetime, and I’m going to fight for him.
HILLARY is NOT going to primary Obama, I don’t care how much the PL whine. It’s NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. In fact, if we’re stupid enough as a party to allow anyone to primary him, then the Left will fracture worse than the right is, and there will be no hope ever.
So either be part of the solution, or STFU because you’re PART OF THE PROBLEM. YOUR CALL.
Truth. Be curious to know what the response is. No other way to say it really…shit or get off the pot. Good job.
Righteous. You just gave me some direction for my letter to the DOJ ..thanks. America’s addiction to whining and instant gratification just pours gasoline on this fire. People need to start being serious about the ways they have enabled our current situation and to cut the carping and get involved …or STFU and get the government they deserve. No such thing as free lunch.
We should be mobilizing people to join forces with NAN Reverend Sharpton’s march/rally in DC 27August.
Agree with you Tally. People seem to forget that nobody gave this man a snowball chance in hell to beat Hillary and Bill.
I’m always telling the Progressives that if they had gotten their asses out to vote in 2010, President Obama wouldn’t be dealing with those racists radical terrorists known as the Tea-Republicans. We would still have a real Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. So while you Progressives are throwing around the blame, throw a lot your own way.
Stanley Ann Dunham was a VERY uncomfortable woman 50 years tonight! Thank god for that woman and how I wish she was here to see all this.
Is our President crying from all the love he was receiving in those photos with the hanky, or was it really hot in there? We are watching such a historic man and woman in the White House right before our eyes, and I make sure everyday I do not take this privilege for granted….ever.
Happy Birthday President Obama, Enjoy your special day.
To semi quote 50 Cent, “Go shawty, it’s cha birthday, go shawty, it’s cha birthday, we gon party like it’s ya birthday, and you know we don’t give a fuck it’s not cha birthday”
Happy birthday Mr. President!!! You truly have earned the vacation that you and your family are taking to celebrate, with all the hard work you have put in. God bless you and your family.
Wonderful photos and video of our president in chi-town, thanks chipsticks #BO50
A VERY VERY VERY BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST AMAZING MAN IN THE WORLD. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS 50 TODAY AND I WISH HIM 50+ MORE YEARS OF LIFE. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THEN SOME!!! (sorry about the caps everybody, i just wanted to scream a birthday wish to Mr. President!)
BWD posted this great happy birthday tribute to the president on her site:
So much love He needs all of this and more. happy birthday Mr. President. I love you xxx
We love you President Obama have a wonderful birthday.
Greetings from Trinidad and Tobago!
Happy Birthday President Obama. May the Lord heal the the stabs that your vicious opposition has knifed into your presidency and person. You have thrived in spite of their spite. You soldier on even if your own left flank screeches incessantly. You inspire many of us on how to triumph over adversity. So kick back and enjoy this day with your lovely wife, children, friends and family. I wish you a long long healthy and fulfilling life. And keep that hope-filled smile ALWAYS!!! Cheers Mr. President
AWESOME…THANK YOU CHIPS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT VIDEOS! WISH WE COULD ALL BE SURROUNDING PBO ON HIS BIRTHDAY. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE…JENNIFER HUDSON AND HOW SHE HAS TURNED HER TRAGEDY INTO HEALING! JUST BEAUTIFUL!
Happy Birthday President Obama. I will work so hard to help you win again in Virginia in 2012! You win here and your re-elected. I have your back.
President Obama is the greatest president ever! May God continue to bless you. May this celebration of another year be filled with peace and love. Happy Birthday Mr. President. I love you.
Happy B-Day ,My President Barack H.Obama.
Happy Birthday Mr. President!
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