Apollo Theatre, New York, January 19
Woot! I was screaming like I was at a concert. Totally unexpected!
Nice one, gpbrooklyn!
Is that for MOI? awww shucks!
LINK to the most wonderful speech – http://www.c-span.org/Events/President-Goes-to-Historic-Apollo-Theater-for-Fundraiser/10737427331/
WHATEVER I HAD LEFT IN BEDROOM SLIPPERS…HAS MELTED! OUR PBO CAN REALLY SING! I WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM THIS ONE!
Ah Ms Sue….I must agree he melts my heart as well
our FLOTUS is so blessed!
I love both of them!!
I just LOVED this. I was tweeting like mad, now am over the limit for daily tweets LOL.
You know FLOTUS says she tease him about his dancing and singing, or was it POTUS that said FLOTUS tease him about his singing, but I believe they were just kidding. Because if POTUS sound like he sounded tonight, I know where FLOTUS will end up, in POTUS’s arms.
And I will bet there will be no shyness then from FLOTUS.
You are all a joy to read along with, have wait for YouTube to watch PBO!
A great speech, a wonderful man. One in a zillion.
How could any of the contenders for the office of president possibly stand up in President Obama’s shoes! He’s a once in a lifetime president.
How blessed are we that it is OUR lifetime!
Amen Pamela! I wish my Uncle, Aunt and Grandma were alive today, rest their souls.
Mine too, Pamela. What a joyful blessing President Obama is to me. These men running will NEVER be the POTUS that POB has been and will continue to be. He will be reelected in 2012 by us.HZ
Forgive me I know I’m talking mostly about POTUS singing, but the speech was good also.
SEE?!? I knew you could do it!!! You rock, Chips
Wow, Chips you are amazing!!! This is one speech I will keep and remember he gave it on the same night those repubs debated scum!
Me too. The perfect ending to an awful day in politics. He has a good voice
The very, very perfect ending to an awful day indeed, Betsy. Beautiful voice in a beautiful President. Love our President!!!!HZ
I know you guys heard our President sing a little Al Green. He didn’t sound to bad. I’m sure Michelle has heard it a time or two. Heck I wanted him to sing alittle more
I can’t wait for Chips to have that little video! It’s going to make it’s rounds!!!!! I’ll keep it close!!!
He was carrying that tune rather nicely …. and then he really started singing!!!
Yes We Can … DO More Together – We Must!
I know right? It was so cute. It seems some people backstage dared him and he stepped up to the challenge. Love him!
YOU KNOW OUR PRESIDENT Loves a challenge.
A fateful year.
Watch the State of the Union. I have a feeling things may really start moving then, when the whole *has* to pay attention.
Though of course, if you *are* paying attention, you realize a great deal is in motion already.
Can’t wait for the State of the Union. A gazillion trillion watch it, too. President Obama can remind those not paying attention about all he’s accomplished on our behalf.
“…when the whole (country) *has* to pay attention.”
Sorry, missing word.
It’s just January, everyone ….
President Obama is simply totally comprehensively taking the wood to the GOP as I have never heard him do before & this is January :)— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2012
I know, right?
Okay, that was beyond awesome!!
Wonderful, heartfelt speech. Thank you, Mr. President. We’re In!
Hope he can get some rest now!
And once again, President Obama is the winner!
Make the video go viral ya’ll.
I am trying, but apparently there is a daily limit for tweets and I have exceeded it
My previous comment got lost in cyberspace :(. You ROCK, Chips!!! I knew you could do it
Dang that was fast Chips!! You are THE QUEEN!!
I had to post this here. Its how I’m feeling now. Like a huge boulder of heat lifted off me.
I’ve just listened to that after those previous hours of nonsense before, and there is no better contrast to who would be the better leader for this nation. There is no way in hell those four men on that stage tonight could knock this man down. No way in hell. They don’t have it. They have nothing but hatred and envy in their hearts, while our Commander in Chief has both the strength and compassion which has led our nation through trying times. Hate never wins in the end.
Having that level of energy and spunk at 9PM after a super-long day (traveling from DC to Florida, then back to NYC) is NO EASY FEAT. He makes it look a lot easier than it is that’s why all these Republican Klowns thought they could run and do well.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? IIIIIIIIIIIIII am so in LOVE with you!!
Okay, NOW, wait a minute. There must be something in my eye. Oh yeah. allergies, that’s it, damn allergies.
I cried like a baby, especially when he got really quiet, serious and passionate about what was at stake. You could hear a pin drop in the room at that point.
Oh Betsy, I was there with you. I cried so hard, my heart skipped a beat. He was so moving. I also saw the tiredness in his eyes, but he was willing to stand there with the people who love him so and pour out his heart. I know why I cried so hard.
Confession to make: Sometimes I feel that we do not deserve such a decent, hardworking, caring man as President Barack Obama. It hurts like hell to feel the pain that these clowns put out in his path each day.
But that is what makes us who we are here at TOD, we Are Not Quiters just like President Obama does not quit. We are so blessed to have this wonderful man as our Presisdent.HZ
Bless you, HZ, for helping him carry the load.
Thanks HZ for this wonderful, inspiring, comment! Yes Indeed, “we are Not Quitters Just like President does not quit.”
Alright! I gonna have a GOOOOOD night’s sleep after I play this a few times or ten!! Thank you so-so-so-sooo-so-so…
Floetry fans? Anyone… anyone?
[all you gotta do is] SAY YES
I am thoroughly spent – still humming along with POTUS!
There is not a single Republican in sight that is even fit to polish PBO’s shoes.
The ring of Truth, meta. And they all know it.
meta, we know that. Now let’s pray and hope America will see that too.
Amen, Amen, Amen,meta!!!!!!!!!!HZ
He is the most ‘adorablest’ of all time. “I……am so in love with you”…And there is no one who can speak from the heart like he can. No one. No comparison. When you imagine any of those clowns on the other stage——It’s like night and day. A contrast between the darkest night and the brightest day. He is a beautiful person, through and through. A man for our time.
Is it hot in here? Mat please.
You can sit beside me, but you might wanna bring some paper towels.
Ok. It IS hot in here! 1 roll or 2?
Girl, just bring the whole case!
Woowee! [Pat, dab... pat, dab, pat]
THERE YOU GO!
you two are hilarious!
I just laughed so hard reading those comments… “girl, just bring the whole case!” Chips, in addition to your naughty mat images you will need cases of paper towel images too!
May I join you all in saying,”There is nothing like a fine, fine, fine, fine, very, very, very, very, smart, and beautifully tired (because he’s been working so hard today) man singing a great song to you with such a passionate and mellow voice on a late evening.” Expect it to be a very, very, very, hot night ladies.” Trust me. No disrespect to out wonderful President. But just telling it like it is ladies.HZ
Are you okay desertflower????
I’m not so sure:) I feel lightheaded and a bit “Twitterpatted”….that was….so…..delicious!
I tread gently into these moments but couldn’t resist a
Thanks for bearing with us, Bob We ladies get a little…….distracted by this blatant appeal
So funny DF. You made me completely LOL!
Old mama’s like me need to get our little “treats” any way we can:) PBO just does it for me. Simple!
Forget the mat! That’s not enough to calm me down. I’m gonna need to be dunked in a pool of ice water!
Wooooooooosh!!! There ya go!
I know desertflower….it seems like I am having back-to-back hot flashes! I can see him swaggering into the WH, going up to the private residence, peep into the rooms of his darling sweet daughters, tip-toe into the master bedroom and starts singing softly into Michelle’s ear….” I’m…..so in love with you…”.
jojothecat, I bet you 10,000 dollars FLOTUS won’t be acting shy then.
See how POTUS singing has me talking. No more . You guys are a bad influence on me.
I grew up loving Al Green music.
Me too anniebella. My best friends mom rocked to Al Green all the time. I remember my first bus trip to Las Vegas and they played Al Green all the way there…..that bus was rockin’.
I want him to sing some more. He’s so dreamy.
Oh my gosh, that was the BEST ever!
How many times can you watch from :09 – :19 of a video clip??? JUST HOW MANY TIMES??
Umm, infinity x infinity? That’s how many times! Actually, I’d stretch it out to about :24 where he breaks out it in a grin and then tilts his head and does a little shy smile out to the audience. My heart went KER- THUD! Dayum
Chips, can we have this permanently mounted somewhere on this blog? I would love to just “Click” on some PBO singing some Al Green! OMG.
I second that!!
I want it here all the time!!!!
Front and center. Yes we can.
Should we ask for The Wet Picture, or would that be overkill?
As long as Chips follows it up with the fainting-laid all out on the floor picture.
And has the XXXL Naughty Mats laid out for all of us
That’s my desktop pic….I wake up to that Oh, yeah.
I know, I know…how about the wet picture and the sound of PBO singing al green?
Lawd ha mercy!
So the fucking, third rate fourth estate simply takes in whatever the ugly noot tirades about them but had to make a stink whenever PBO makes the same points about them in a much polite way ?
Yep…basically. Its b.s.
That would be a…Yep!
That was awesome…and his speech was amazing. Sounded like he had a cold though. Oh, the crowd was so cute…laughing at every thing. PBO had to ask them ‘why are you laughing?’ The people love this man. It’s so nice to see that especially with all of the hate from the PL and Repubs. Also, glad Harlem folks shut down ows folks…you don’t go to the Apollo Theater if you’re not prepared #justsaying
Also, glad Harlem folks shut down ows folks…you don’t go to the Apollo Theater if you’re not prepared #justsaying
And those OWS folks BET NOT come with teh stupid. They knew that would have been the absolute WRONG thing to do.
Well, you know, the OWS folks think the blahs have to be led by the hand. For their own good, of course.
he was hoarse. this was his fourth fundraiser, plus he’s been out and about all day.
Hi Lisa. Yes,, he was very hoarse. I started out with him this morning in Fl., and I could see the difference. I think that is what started the tears flowing for me. You could hear the fatigue in his voice and see it in his eyes. That is what made his singing those few bars so very special for me.
It made my evening after watching the ugly and hateful people on that stage and in that audience tonight.HZ
They’re laughing because they’re so happy!
OMG, I can’t breathe. That video may have to replace the wet photo…………
Not a bad singer!
NITE ALL…SWEET DREAMS…MAY GOD GIVE OUR PBO A SAFE AND RELAXING JOURNEY HOME! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
I cant stop playing the video of him singing my son heard POTUS voice from the kitchen and ran into the living room to hear him sing it, he couldn’t believe his ears love it!!! I wonder what other songs he sings… but to Michelle when they’re alone together…… god that would be soooooooooo cuuuuuuuuute!!! *day dreams*
Newtmentum is back, per Public Policy Polling: the company’s second of three daily tracking polls, released tonight, shows Newt Gingrich in first place in South Carolina with 35 percent, with Mitt Romney 6 points behind at 29 percent. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul were tied for third with 15 percent each.
Well I bid you all goodnight. I got my PBO fix and I’m ready to tap out. Safe travel and mercy for you Mr. President as you return home. You are truly one amazing specimen of a man.
G’nite meabloom. Sweeeeeeet Dreams!
OMG!!! Obama/Biden 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015!!!
Don’t forget 2016!
And an amendment to the Constitution that eliminates presidential term limits for ONE SPECIFIC PRESIDENT ONLY. We can do that, right??
Yes indeed 2016!!!!!
The president signing my homework pass for the night http://t.co/JkX60Gdj— jackson lee (@jacksonlewislee) January 20, 2012
It goes without saying that I support PBO when it comes to policy, but more significantly I support his humanity. The energy he brings into a room, the expanse of his spirit, the respect he engenders, and how he infuses everyone he meets with confidence in their own innate abilities…..he is the quintessential leader
Best Comment! Beautifully stated! Thank you!
I love this. Perfect, DC. Just perfect.
He emanates the full and total consciousness of the evolved human being. He is always present. He radiates love and energy through the vital heart center. He knows it is not about him, he has said that over and over.
Beautifully stated DreamChaser. Your words match your name. Just so apt for President Obama. He is a magnificent human being. Pity the folks who are not on board for this joyous ride….it will be over much too soon in 5 years. Oh well, their loss. Our hearts will be full.
Wonderful post DreamChaser67, I totally agree with you.
DreamChaser57, I agree with you 100%.
Beautifully stated, DreamChase67. HZ
You all are BAAAAD! Go straight to that naughty mat. Chips get to work on replenishing the current supply. We will run out of mats by tomorrow.
Better bring in a couple of the super-duper-slip-n-slide versions, while you’re at it Chip!
Tomorrow? You have no idea, hf:)
Hang on, people. Fasten your seatbelts. Tonight was just a preview of the SOTU. Fire in the belly.
And today’s performance was after traveling back and forth from DC to Florida, then back to NYC….and giving speeches ALL DARN DAY LONG! I mean who has that kind of energy at 50 yrs old?
Thanks Chips! I saw it live and couldn’t believe he did that. I just donated another $25 to the campaign! Obama/Biden 2012
http://t.co/sSOK8nDR— jackson lee (@jacksonlewislee) January 20, 2012
That lee dood is short, isn’t he ?
Ok, this is the 1st time I’ve seen Spike in NON-KNICKS gear.
I think his wife said “Alright Spike. this is the PRESIDENT.OF.THE.UNITED.STATES. we are having over for dinner. Dress like a grown man…”
Dude! Barack can sing!
I could eat him up.
Someone please pass the hand fan.
Chipsticks, I didn’t get to see the speech live. Will you be posting the video later? I hope so. If so, many thanks.
Okay, y’all! Gotta roll. Sweet dreams family!
Chipsticks I’ve done men and women all over the world the ultimate favor. They now have the pleasure of hearing PBO’s soothing voice to wash away the toxicity of the GOP. Twitterers are enjoying the video and it’s getting retweeted. Muchos Gracias!
Video of @BarackObama singing Al Green tonight at the Apollo. Ladies & gentlemen go gaga! Swoon. #Obama2012 youtube.com/watch?v=T-hDt2…— (@utaustinliberal) January 20, 2012
UT, I read that quickly and I just saw:
“I’ve done men and women all over the world”
And I was going to reply: TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!!!
I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!!! Minds in the gutter much?
So did I! But then again, I’m a guy, so it’s expected.
Hahahahahahahaha. For shame Chipsticks. Giant Naughty mat for you! I haven’t done men and women all over the world…..Just the U.S.A. and Canada…..I’m currently working my way through Europe and Australia.
OMG!!! I thought the same thing too!!! I was like: Whoa, UT!! You go girl! Get yo freak oooooon!!
Honestly Lisa, I was torn between banning UT for boasting about her nocturnal life in such a breezy manner, and asking for more details.
hehehehehehehhehehhehhehehhehehhehehhehehehehehehehhehehehehehehehhe!!!!! :lol:——I’m with you, Chips! I definitely wanted to hear more
I thought she was leading up to a plan to add POTUS to her list of conquests! Good thing I kept reading before replying
Then she’d definitely have a fight on her hands.
You guys are so funny, it just makes me smile. Nice way to spend the evening.
It’s days like this one that I truly love clicking to this site despite having gone through a difficult day. The sheer passion and sense of humor of commentators tell me all I need to know about all the beautiful people who have found a home at TOD to voice their love and support for this exceptional man we elected President of the United States. All praises to Chipsticks for providing this venue!
Have RT’d and FAV’d … but will offer no further comment
Sexy Chocolate, Ladies and Gentlemen!
This is better than porn.
There, I said it.
Said in that breathy “Meg Ryan” kind of voice:)
Co-sign. PBO just made a lot of men and womens night. There’s gonna be sweet dreams in many a household tonight.
Got that right!
I keep trying to imagine Willard or Newt doing this. But…..
Chips, please don’t go there. Bad enough I was subjected to “Mankini” again. Tattooed on my retinas.
Hee! I join you in the pain of that, LL.
Bleach and Vodka, Chips. Bleach and Vodka.
Willie’s probably at home trying to figure out how he could mimic this.
Amen, sister. Sa-woon. I just keep listening to him sing. This is right up there with baby-whispering. Happy sigh.
Hey, we think alike! You are not alone!
BWD – You nailed it. There, I added that.
Oooh, that’s so cute. Dayum, ain’t we lucky to have this wonderful guy as our President! We have to do all that is with in us to get him those 4 more year. Otherwise I shudder to think one of those hateful clowns as Potus. God help us.
Will copy-cat Willard go to a rally and attempt his own rendition of Al Green?
You read my mind
Does he know who Reverend Al Green is? I’ve always wanted to go to his church.
Maybe Pat Boone. I remember watching an interview with him in which he said he was conflicted about covering “Ain’t That A Shame” because he’d been an English major and wanted to make it “Isn’t That A Shame”. Asswipe.
LOD has PBO singng as “Breaking News”
Had to come back just to say this..
Take THAT Herman Cain! You don’t want no parts o’ this, wannabe-sucka!!
Ha! Good point.
This is going to be all over the news tomorrow.
OMG I was on my way to bed but had to replay that video. Chips, you have got to make that a permanent part, somehow, on this blog. What a nice sound to wake up to, and retire the same. Also, as I noted on last thread, I emailed him to let him know he is “the” perfect President and told him TOD commenters all thought so, and that we all love him. Okay, I’m hittin it one mo’ ‘gin before I go to bed. Sweet dreams all
Ooooooooo, ring tone!
THE CAMPAIGN SHOULD TOTALLY SELL THAT AS A RING TONE!!!!
Seriously. They would make another zillion dollars!! FOR REAL. Tien Le, that is a great idea!!!
How do we do that??? Great idea!
I’d take that one. He’d sing to me everyday!
Like the guy who programmed PBO’s voice on his GPS? I would pay big money for that!
OH MY GOD!!! I’m like a rabid fan-girl!!! I just watched PBO singing again and I’m screaming and giggling like those anime characters. and I can’t stop. as soon as the clip ends, I keep hitting replay and squeal and giggle like I’m 13 and at an ‘Nsync concert!!!………. Mature Lisa shakes her head and rolls her eyes at fan-girl Lisa.
It’s alright baby, walk towards the light … just let it wash over you. It feels good, cuz it’s LOVE.
Lawrence O’Donnell had “Breaking News” with PBO singing!
Lawry showed the clip of PBO singing to DL Hugely and asked him how Romney can match that.
lisa, you are kidding , O’Donnell didn’t do that did he? I have got to see if I can see that.
Lawrence did it anniebella. You must see it. It is a must.HZ
Must. Have. Live. Video. Motorcade. NYC.
Where?!? Where?! Can I see it? Link?!?
Folks its already on NBC New York – online. Those who watch the morning shows let us know if they show the clip.
I will see if the morning shows have it.
This reminds me of when he sang in Detroit because Aretha Franklin opened the event. Maybe he did Respect?
and when he sang for Dionne Warwick.
Walk on By.
Well, Meta, thank you for sharing yet another example that proves President Obama is so aloof that he does not know how to connect with ordinary people. I wish you would share this with Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell. I am sure they would be delighted to air this on their programs to support what they’ve been saying about the President. Any one who watche the President’s singing to-night, or watched him sing for Dionne Warwick knows that President Obama is so aloof that he can’t connect with ordinary people. The fact that he connected with all the people at TOD is certainly no proof that he connects with people. The only way for President Obama to prove that he can connect with people is for him to sing one Bing Crosby’s songs. Something he should have done on Christmas.
He also sang for Dionne Warwick back when he was running for Senator. He sounded really good then as well. Love him!
For all the ‘old heads’ here at TOD, and anyone who may not know who this “Rev Al” is, I present Al Green.
(He was the first concert I went to back in the day — my first “celebrity” crush. For real!!! Had him all up in my locker in High School. If the plaid suit hurts your eyes, just close ‘em and listen)
And ya’ll must know that Barack sang that to Michelle at some point in their courtship… YOU JUST KNOW HE DID!!!
You know the PBO rendition is also going to make folks go back on Youtube and watch this video:)
Cha-ching! Al Green record and CD sales through the roof and to the moon!
[Snort]… heh-heh. Did I say stimulus? I’m so naughty!! :-0
Oh crikey Dudette, you make we roar laughing every single flippin’ time!!!!
I grew up at a good time musically — late 70s / early 80s. I had soul, disco, early rap, AOR, punk, new wave. I feel so sorry for kids today who have plastic, mass consumerist music to grow up on.
Well, Well, LL, you really missed out on the real good, and socially conscious, musical times of the 60s! Not only R&B, but also Jazz, Blues and Gospel! But then again I am biased because by late 80′s and early 90′s I was middle age and it took me time to really catch on the message of hip hop. I did, however, like rappers like Tupac.
I’ve never been an Al Green fan; however, he was the closer at the Newport Jazz Festival a few years ago and although I never “liked” him, found out I KNEW THE WORDS TO EVERY SINGLE SONG! LOL
May I just state the obvious? Rev. Al can “sang”, OK? I’m so happy that the Prez, who is in fine voice himself, showed him some love.
Timeless! Thanks izonprize!
Oh my What can’t he do ?? Nothing ,Nada Zilch..Lawd have mercy–this man is unbelievable ! i’m screaming like a school girl..r u serious ? So sexy …wow ..speechless…i gotta get it together i’m a married woman..
Join us on the naughty mat anytime day or night…
How true….it’s usually occupied by someone:) Tonight, you may have to fight for a spot…it’s hot AND crowded on the mat!
Now…greedy me, wants the clip of the audience laughing when the President mentioned the Republicans running for President.
Ok folks, just got done reading the live blogging of the debate. Man. Even if Mittens eventually wins the nomination, he’s mortally wounded himself for the general. When the audience booed him about the tax returns, you know the base won’t come out. It’ll still be a hard fought election, but I think we’re a bit closer to Bobfr’s prediction of a 1936 landslide. Courage folks. The wind’s in our sails.
This is such great news – I completely avoided the debates, but went out with friends, only to find that one of them was a rabid right winger. Needed the good news, and the wonder of this President singing so beautifully!
Thank you for this very astute observation, Liberal Librarian! That booing about his tax returns spells trouble for Willard. I don’t think he will be able to get away by just releasing only the 2011 tax return after April. Most people will know that it was rigged to satisfy the demand. We obviously have to work hard because nothing in politics can ever be taken for granted, but Willard has indeed “mortally wounded himself for the general.”
Let’s hope and pray Leroy G. FatBottom doesn’t take a cue and bust out in “Jimmy Crack Corn” or “I Didt it MY way” or ‘I’m Too Sexy for my Shirt” or “Mademoiselle from Armentières”…..well the list goes on…..
No fair, Dave, your list is side-splitting to imagine! ROTFLMAO!
That was the best comment tonight! FatBottom may just do it – hope I miss it.
You are hysterical. Leroy G Fatbottom? Jimmy Crack Corn? LOL, Well I sure as hell don’t care…Too funny, sick, but funny. I don’t think my sides could handle anymore of your list. Can’t.stop.laughing.
:>) :>) ;>)
ROFLMAO. Okay, to bed I’m going, for real now. Jimmy Crack Corn…….SMH….too funny
Dave, Dave, Dave, don’t be so mean!!!!!
Watching the Illinois – Penn State game on ESPN2 while waiting for the magnificent Roger Federer match to come on. Can I just say that I find male cheerleaders a bit… creepy?
Pres (then Senator) Obama sings “Walk on By” with Dionne Warwick in the audience!! (If there’s an ad, you can skip it after 3-4 seconds…)
And, gee, no teleprompter.
Love that,isonprize! I had forgotten about that:) That man can SING!
Ah hell. I just love him. I just took a detour to check out today’s events at the Magic Kingdom. He’s just a little younger than me but he has way more energy. Thank God for him every day.
Night you crazy Obamabots.
Twitter is going crazy with this thing. Hilarious.
Yup! I see that Al Green is now trending
So funny! It was like spotting an oasis on the desert after that awful debate!
I’m tellin’ yall, Al Green can STILL rock a concert hall. He might be a preacher now, but he was on fire back in the day. Had the ladies SCREAMIN!!!!
Thank you Baby Jesus for PBO. I screamed and jumped up and down like a teenager as I kept hitting replay. I can just imagine the President singing that song into the First Lady’s ear as they slo mo dance.
I think POTUS singing Al Green could be the first viral video of the 2012 campaign. It’s blowing up on twitter.
The face he does in the end is the most adorable thing i’Ve ever seen.
And our Chips captured that exact moment of humility, humor and appreciation he showed… Chips, how the heck do you do it?
I know right? That’s when my squealing went up to even higher octave!
PBO took the spotlight from the clown show debate. Haha! Everyone is buzzing about this video.
And that’s why he’ll win, and bring the Dems back into control in the House and keep the Senate. He’s genuine. He’s human. There’s no calculation, no cold analysis of “what’s in it for me” as it exudes from Willard the rat. He cares, and he doesn’t hide it. He’s funny, and he shares it. No one in the GOP can even approach what he has. For that you have to have a soul, and the leaders of the GOP have sold theirs in the hope of being kapos in the oligarchs’ concentration camp.
Fareed Zakaria: Well, I’ve never found him cold and aloof. I think he’s actually a very real, very normal person. Most politicians, to be completely honest, Brooke, are kind of weird. You wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time with them. Obama is a kind of very unusual in that he’s very normal.
You also get that sense of his being a very dedicated father. I’ve had the honor to meet him a number of times. And I think that almost every time he has talked about his children. They just naturally come into the conversation for him. It’s obvious they’re on his mind all the time. Part of it is that I have kids about the same age. But he always brings them up. I mean we started the interview, we were talking about he had a cold. And he says, ‘I think I got it from Sasha. You know how it is with kids, they pass things on.’ They’re always part of his thinking. (from the CNN interview with him about his interview; and yes PBO did have a cold which he got from Sasha)
Zakaria captures what is so different about our President: he’s human! Not so far removed from the struggles we all face (he remembers struggling to pay mortgage and student loans; having credit card declined for a rental car; being asked to get someone a drink when he was a little-known state senator at a fundraising party. He’s real, loves his family, loves his country, and loves the American people.
Love this post, Tracy, thank you so much!
But with a giant brain. And a nice piece written buy somone with a pretty big brain himself.
Two good pieces this week with Andrew Sullivan on the cover of Newsweek and Zakariah’s excellent interview in Time. Always encouraging when a little truth slips through.
TRUTH…SAY IT LOUD…HE IS GENIUNE…HE IS HUMAN!!!!
CHIPS, DID U KNOW YOUR PBO/BETTY WHITE VIDEO HAS ALMOST 500K VIEWS?!
Thank you all TOD family. I don’t post often, but I read every posting ,every night. It is such a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by fellow Obama admirer’s. I followed the debate tonight with this and Andrew Sullivan’s site, then the Apollo event. You all crack me up, and even though I am 57 years old, the magic of seeing & hearing OUR President makes me feel like 16 again. We are Obama groupies and that is something I am proud to share with you all. Good night…..don’t let our POTUS singing keep you up all night…..it will only add to the hot flashes. Sweet dreams!
I am going to have that singing as I go to sleep! Good night all, see you in the morning!
Guys i definitely need the naughty mat ! I won’t say much more out of fear of being disrespectful ..but good Gawd..ok tht’ll do it i think ??
Chica, another fundraising idea for the Campaign. Yoga (naughty) mats with the Obama logo on them!! I didn’t look in the Obama store, They may already have them!!
@BarackObama @Messina2012 Please make PBO's "Let's Stay Together" song tonight a ringtone at OFA store. Ca-Ching.— meta (@metaquest) January 20, 2012
When I clicked to watch the video, I thought it was going to be a mash-up of Obama signing Let’s Stay Together like with the Lady GaGa song…boy was I surprised!
And don’t forget the man can drive in the paint AND hit the THREE. (I thought it was time for a guy comment for all the MEN. All of us manly…..men…’n’ stuff….no naughty mat.)
Well, yeah. I get it. He’s a great bball player. He can shoot from way downtown. Sweet!!
Dave, see that’s the thing. He appeals to men too! When he goes, he goes hard. From a sports perspective, he loves basketball. knows football, he golfs, and he occasionally coaches his daughters’ soccer and basketball teams.
The Rethugs can try to call him weak, passive and all that BS. He knows what he’s capable of. They know it too. That’s why they try to sling so much crap at him. We simply have to re-elect this man.
Well said! (and I was just trying to change the subject a little from all the panting and heavy breathing…)
LOL…..I said good night a while back, but you guys…….Dave, you are too funny
You are so spot-on, Isonprize! At the ceremony honoring the St. Louis Cardinals baseball champions, Michelle introduced him as the “sports man in chief.” He is really up on all the sports. I remember how he was able to connect with young Brazilian soccer players from poor communities. Yet, these self important pundits, like Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell, who are mad because he does not hang out with them, keep spreading the false meme that he is aloof and does not connect with people.
PBO singing is beyond great! Maybe someone already asked, but was his choice of that particular Al Green song a coincidence? Just saying;)
♥ ♥ ♥ THIS MAN ♥ ♥ ♥ HIM ♥ ♥ ♥ HIM!!!!!!!!!
THIS HAS BEEN AN AWESOME DAY FOR OUR SIDE…..WHAT A WAY TO END IT…..
I LOVE THIS PRESIDENT….
MAY THE CREATOR KEEP HIM STRONG….KEEP HIM SAFE!!
NITE NITE EVERYONE…..
CHIPS THE AL GREEN VIDEO IS GOING VIRAL!
Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews.
Obama arrives at the White House.
Obama meets with Secretary of State Clinton.
Biden attends a campaign event in Los Angeles, Calif.
Carney briefs the press.
Biden tapes a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest.
Obama attends a campaign event.
Biden attends a campaign event.
Obama meets with senior advisers.
Biden and Jill Biden visit wounded service members at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
any twitter links of PBO’s Al Green? pwetty pwease with sugaw owan top?
From our very own UT.
LLobama scroll up. UT posted it. I would post it again, I Just don’t know how to do it…
Thanks, Iso. LL posted it for me.
Had me screeching like a schoolgirl, god such a tease, everyone will be bugging him for more now!
I can’t tell you how many times I have played that little itty bitty seconds of video already!
Lawrence O’Donnell of the Lastword broke his show and played this live so I immediately went online to find a clip and the first I found was AngryBlackLady blog, who linked here so thank you for posting it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Y’all, I think Let’s Stay Together needs to be on the Obama/Biden 2012 campaign music playlist!
Oh, have no doubt. I’m SURE it will be. Let’s stay together, whether times are good, bad, happy or sad. LEEEEEEEET’S stay together.
Oh yes. It WILL be on the play list!! and if not theirs, it will be on mine!!!
Great Idea, Itgurll29! And yes, isonprize, “it will be on my playlist” too. And I happen to have the original LP and a still well functioning turn table!
Good night everyone. Have a Bless night. Keep our President, First Lady, Malia, Sasha, in your prayers. We have to pray for our country too, because we need President Obama as our President. We do not need anything like what is on the GOP side. The ugliness, the racists, the hate, caring for the rich only, we don’t need that.
Okay- If your name is on this list, it means you were assessed to be “good” tonight. If you don’t see your name on this list, it means you are sentenced to the Naughty Mat for the rest of the week.
silly girl. DON’T EVEN TRY IT!!
Funny. I know my ass is GLUED to the mat tonight. I make no apology for that:)
I feel like a fan-girl right now.
That’s okay collegekay. You will serve your penalty on the naughty mat!
The president was expected to appear at four fundraisers in Manhattan tonight with a total haul of at least $3.1 million.
According to guest counts and ticket prices released by the White House, his first event at swish, Upper East Side eatery Daniel will net $500,000 for Obama’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The second event, also at Daniel, was expected to draw 60 guests for at least $15,000 each.
Obama is then scheduled to motorcade to the home of movie director Spike Lee, where another 45 people paid $35,800 each — by far the most lucrative stop of the night with a potential take of $1.61 million.
Finally, the president will appear at a fundraiser priced more for the masses at the Apollo Theater. Tickets there range from $100 to $200.
OMG, please give me PBO’s energy. He is the hardest working president.
YALL NEED TO HAVE SOME WATER!
Chips everyone is linking to your video. You’re a star.
It’s a hoot collegekay, it might even be as popular as this one:
Spike Lee is ALL IN!
Folks,We Gotta Rally Around President Obama Or Do You Want To Be Led Astray,Run Amok,Hornswaggled,Okey Doked,Flim Flammed or BAMBOOZLED? YO— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) January 20, 2012
Hornswaggled. I love that word. The sound of it matches the meaning.
We all agree with you Spike.
POTUS and Spike
President Obama Is A Huge Bulls And Jordan Fan.Here He Holds His Gift Of Spizikes From MJ Himself.YO yfrog.com/g0dhnlij— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) January 20, 2012
AND WHILE HES SINGIN, HE’S ALSO KILLIN THE BAD GUyS
Expect a paean from GG in tomorrow’s Salon for Mr. Awan.
Oh, my I love this! Our president has a great voice! Such a surprise.
. I want to hear more!!!!
Wow I am surprised that Obama can sing. He’s a great speaker though so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. He’s simply amazing and I really hope he gets 4 more years for everyone’s sake.
The American people are now going to want this President to sing to them. They can’t get enough PBO now.
omg! (thanks TOD for the heads up, i turned to c-span and unmuted just in time to catch POTUS singing live).
i can’t stop myself from hitting the replay button.
4 more years!
BREAKING: GOP NOW SUPPORT SOPA TO STOP PBO’S AL GREEN VIDEO FROM GOING VIRAL!
Twitter is on fire with The President singing Al Green’s “Let’s stay together”. I’ll be watching the you-tube viewership….it’s gone viral – it’s gonna be an epidemic soon!.
I'll take this singing President anyday rather than a bunch of cranky,lying,cheating, tax-dodging,open-marriaging wannabe Presidents.— Uche (@3ristar) January 20, 2012
Right On Uche
James Taylor and Stephen Colbert on The Report singing ‘Going to Carolina, Carolina in my Mind’ or ‘In my mind I’m going to Carolina’
Now I have an image stuck in my head of Willard Mittens Robney singing:
LOTS OF CHOCOLATE FOR ME TO EAT!
YOU’LL HAVE ENVY WATCHING FROM MY FEET!!
Gee, Dave, thanks for sharing…. ;(
Only kidding, it’s pretty funny, really! Apropos…..!
All I have to say is I love him, he’s a darn good soul… and after listening to the lying nonsense of those 4 ‘candidates’.. and then topping off the night with President Obama singing so sweetly and that speech where he TALKS TO US and not about us like we’re some abstract entity the way those GOP candidates do- while they chatter about how to destroy all thats good about us. I’m so grateful every single day that we found Barack Obama, he is one in a billion.. and even more grateful that he has decided to stick it out with us and remain our POTUS.
POTUS should be back home now with his family.
Go to sleep, people!
I remembered that a fellow TODer was going to be at the Apollo tonight. Sorry I can’t remember the name. But that should be fun—-hearing her first hand account. Hope she checks in when she lands back down on earth!
Yes – I’ve been thinking of her tonight, wondering what it was like at the Apollo in person. It must have been amazing – I’ve watched that video clip at least 20 times already, squealing every time…
haha—–Letterman just showed Newt having sex with a vending machine. This is going to be fun, if it’s going to be the Mankini Babe. Put him on the stage with Obama——-and then laugh your head off.
Willard “Millionaire’s Son” Romney can sang too, don’t ya remember?!?
And now, where most of y’all are… Guess what day it is?
It’s only 10:15 here in Albuquerque. What? Most of you aren’t here in Albuquerque?
Nope, it’s 12:22 in Flipping Florida.
AZ…10:25pm…the night is young! Not really….
Only 9:30 in Seattle, but I am done in after two days of severe winter weather, ice storm today pretty much locked us up. Back to lovely rain tomorrow, I surely hope!
It’s 2:53 pm Friday for me.. Yokosuka, Japan
*****Big al Qaeda dude killed in last weeks drone strike. Me thinks, their will be a few more announced soon!*****
Defeat Al Quaeda.
Thanks to our President Barack Obama, the job is getting done. The promises are being kept.
And with a minimum casualty. The aq must be shaking in their boots wondering when and where the attacks will come from
Btw- this guy was also from Abottabad Pakistan! Hmmmm!
Just WOW!!!!!!!!!! Our President can singgggggggggggg…………..melts my heart…Love….Love…..Love him #4more4 #44
Wow! Just left dinner with the President @BarackObama very inspiring! Thank you to Mr and Mrs @SpikeLee for hosting at their home.— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) January 20, 2012
Seriously, Obama singing Al Green is the '12 version of him nailing that 3-pointer. Nailed it on 1st try. GOP fights, he looks awesome— sam (@sam_baker) January 20, 2012
ok I just got home and too much to catch up reading the comments. Plus I just keep watching over and over the vidoe of POTUS singing a few bars of that sexy song! .16 of the video is IT. Now I understand why I had that long too real dream the other night about you know who. He gets in your head!
What’s the count on the of the President singing Al Green? It really is hot on twitter.
Can someone PLEASE explain this to me?
thinkprogress Ron Paul links abortion to moral decay that started in the 60s due to drugs, pornography #libertarianism
2 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite
SO the “legalize drugs” guy…the guy that wants people to be free from govt interference, says THIS? Honestly, the old bat needs to retire and GTFO of my ear shot. I’m so over this guy and his sheeple.
I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, did I mention, I LOVE IT!!
Got this from BJ…I couldn’t help it
The Other Chuck – January 19, 2012 | 7:06 pm
Newt asked Callista for an open marriage so he could FUCK ALL 300 MILLION OF US.
Ok.I just walked into the workers’ room inside a Kenyan power station where we are working. Found an old calendar called “THE OBAMA YEAR Mr President”. Completely took me by surprise. Will post the pics later.
The workers were happy to know that I am on obamabot.
Asked me whether he will win again and i said, ‘You betcha’.
Nice! Show them PBO singing…they’ll love it!
Apparently it was a special calendar made by a local newspaper and it starts from November 2008 and goes up to Nov 2009.
Wonder what was so fricking special about Nov 2008.
The Kenya PBO pics
Ok that Video of Obama singing has gone VIRAL. Everybody is watching it…IT may hit over a million quickly
You ladies aren’t the only ones getting a little…warm around the edges. Read the comments over on the ABL blog!
“Naughty mats for ABL” ! It’s hot over there too! Funny..,,,MUST READ COMMENTS:) Hilarious. Thanks, MJ..
Night everyone…great day! Listen to my man sing to me one more time before bed……
Harlem residents shouting varieties of "shut up" and "get out" at #OWS #NDAA— (@allisonkilkenny) January 20, 2012
Yeah, Harlem wasn’t havin’ none of that OWS crap
Good Nite TOD Family. What a beautiful way to end the evening. Thanks so much Chips. You are the best, and we love you.
We Got This for 2012. Obama/Biden, all the way. We have to reelect our President for sure, and we will.
Get some rest, Mr. President, and sing that song to our beautiful First Lady when you get into bed. Be happy because you sure make your TOD Family so proud and happy. We are in this for the long haul, Mr. President.HZ
New post everyone – no singing, though
My president singing Al Green! What a joy he is.
OMG Chips thank you! I just got in so I missed it earlier, and it looks like this clip has gone viral. I’ve been up and out since 5:30 this morning, but this video/audio just gave me a boost of energy. I’m cheesing from ear to ear. Wish he’d sung a little more! This may actually unseat my other fav “Obama Sings the classics” clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo8nLMCLT60
Seriously though, I’d buy his album…in 2017.
How lovely is this, the video is EVERYWHERE!!! Even HuffyPost :-(.
My fave – “After the divisive fear-mongering of the GOP debate, this is like a drink of clean, cold water:”
you all are hilarious and JOY JOY JOY!!! President Obama is thoroughly blessed to have you all standing with him!!
thank you thank you so very much!!
i am, we are ALL IN!!
I know I’m a little late, but I just saw this video clip for the 1st time yesterday. .. and Ladies and Gentlemen, this IS the coolest, most intelligent and talented President in Our lifetimes. Hands down, no doubt.
Al Green’s not easy to “do” because of his unique tenor style… but Prez Obama had him down. I’m very much into music personally and professionally and I will validate his “flow”. It was smooth and his tone was pitch perfect.
Yep… this MUST BE the theme song for Obama/Biden 2012 and “Possibilities” (“Deep in my mind, I believe anything is possible”) by Amp Fiddler should be the runner-up. Go ‘head PBO… we gotcha back and ya back is got.!!
… and P.S…. counting all the clips of this on You Tube, they’ve had over 5 million views in 2 days. Amazing. So hate on hater Repugnantcans… all of your clown candidates put together can’t even fill 1/100th of the Obama Heart .. and NEVER will.
OBAMA / BIDEN / SUPER MAJORITY DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS / 2012
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