141 Responses to “‘Barack Obama’s Coolest Presidential Moments’”


  1. 29 Proud Former White House Intern
    December 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Coolest dude ever

  2. December 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Did this just come up?

  3. December 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Congrats, LL and ourmanflint! My computer LIED to me and made me think I was first!

  4. 33 dudette9t9
    December 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Ha ha! Leave it to Chips to turn therapy session into a new post! :-)

  5. 34 dudette9t9
    December 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I’m brining the Stage 5 over here, so you can FINISH the program! REALLY YOU SIMPLY MUST FINISH!
    =======================================================

    THERAPY STAGE 5:

    This one is not as long, but essential to completion of your programming! 8 1/2 minutes of pure love courtesy of our awesome POTUS, and FLOTUS and some very lucky children! By the time you finish this one, the Rethug virus should be completely gone. Of course, there’s no guarantee that you won’t be infected again at some point in the future, but we can develop a more stringent program if required.

    I like what the author say about the uploaded video, so I’m including it here.

    ————————-
    The Obamas – You Can’t Fake That!
    Published on Aug 30, 2012 by Debra Kerr-Hunter

    “A depiction of the Obamas with Our Greatest Resource – Our Children. No Copyright infringement is intended with the use of these songs. This video was not created for monetary gain.

    How this video came about. I started in early 2009 to see lots of pictures all over the Internet of the Obamas with kids. They seem to really enjoy talking to, and connecting to children. They seemed patient, attentive, and loving in the photos I saw. A couple weeks ago I did a search to see how many pictures there were. Oh My Goodness!! In order to make this video short enough to be palatable to the average viewer, heeding my husband, Christopher’s advice, I whittled down the first video removing 65 photos that I downloaded. There are an incredible amount of photos of this President and First Lady with kids. I hope you enjoy seeing a positive view of our First Family. Please feel free to share. I am so appreciative of the positive response.”

  6. 62 anniebella
    December 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    The Obamas first dance is still the coolest.

  7. 63 Pamela
    December 3, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    So many YouTubes, so litte time… Goodnight, Chipsticks, TOD, I shall laugh myself to sleep tonight (is that possible?) (with me it IS!) :lol:

  8. 65 cman
    December 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Wow this is a gem. I’m laughing my aSS OFF! Funniest part..”They drove the car into a ditch, make it hard to get out and now they want the keys back…NO!” Lol

  9. 67 lisalovesobama
    December 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Hey Chips, can you post some of the old music videos, like Hey, the trip to brazil, and some of the other videos with pics of PBO in the WH or out on meeting people? There’s an old one that was kinda December/Jan and there’s one pic in the vid of PBO in his chair and another pic of him , pulling back a curtain to peek out the window. I keep going to the music video sections of the site but these vids arent showing. I’m in a sentimental kind of mood lately. Have been since the re-election. About the only vid I’ve been able to watch is Adele’s (I think it’s Adele’s ‘winds of change’ vid) :(

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Lisa!!! I’m struggling to figure out the others, will try again tomorrow, but meanwhile:

    • 74 HZ
      December 4, 2012 at 12:36 am

      Hi Lisa. Thanks dudette9t9. I always love your choices of music. Music brings life and joy to my heart. I was a little away from the sweetness of my space today. A little business to take care of with about trying to take my ID. Not to worry, I have the best in the world to take care of me.

      The children around POTUS and FLOTUS always make me teary. It is a sweet moment always. These are the most precious people we will ever have the honor and joy of having as our POTUS and FLOTUS, at least in my lifetime. Trust me, they are really who and what we see daily. Honest, open and loving human beings.

      I want to whisper a loving (((((((((((((( Thinking and praying for you Fred))))))))))))) Rest and know that I am still praying for goodness to continue to come into your space.

      Goodnight my angel, Chips and thank you so much for this beautiful space, Chips. You bring so much joy and love in our TOD Family. HZ

      • 75 dudette9t9
        December 4, 2012 at 12:52 am

        Thank you lovely HZ! I hope everything goes okay with your ID business. That’s no fun — I’ve had a couple of friends have that happen to them. I hope the perpetrators are apprehended quickly and dealt with most handily.

        I couldn’t agree with you more about POTUS & FLOTUS with kids. The two of them just radiate love and the kids respond to it.

        Adding my love and prayers to yours for our dear Fred. Rest well. Tip: Sponge baths while you’re in hospital can be fun! :-)

        Chips, was stricken by a Rethug virus earlier today, so these last couple of videos were part of her rehabilitation. Luckily we all got to participate in the intervention. I just hope it holds for a while. :-)

  10. December 4, 2012 at 12:02 am
    • 77 HZ
      December 4, 2012 at 12:39 am

      LL, I want to express my deep gratitude to you for writing such a wonderful article last week. Thank you so much. You are such a great writer with so much history and passion in your writing.

      I also hope that you wife is doing well. Lots of goodness coming to her as well.HZ

  11. 78 dotster3
    December 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Fun hearing Letterman talk about his Kennedy Center Honor experience—-he was obviously thrilled about it—- and especially his family’s personal private time with President Obama. He used about 20 glorious adjectives to glowingly describe Obama, his appearance and the quality of the man. And he told a cute story about coaching his son on having something ready to say and how that sorta went off track and Obama’s funny response. It was definitely the highlight of Dave’s career/life—-the whole thing a great experience, everything done to perfection according to his retelling.

  12. December 4, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Found a really good video with Michael Lewis of Vanity Fair discussing the article he wrote about president Obama after shadowed him for 8 months.

  13. 91 dudette9t9
    December 4, 2012 at 1:35 am
    • 92 susanne
      December 4, 2012 at 3:19 am

      thanks for posting this dudette. we just watched that lawrence segment, and my husband and i were both in tears by the end–just to see those kids singing as the new desks arrived, knowing they would not have to sit on the floor all day at school. every year we made a donation to a children’s charity at christmastime, and this year, i know what it will be! k.i.n.d.!

  14. 93 susanne
    December 4, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Anti-Obamacare Rants Hurting Restaurant Brands
    (with a nice chart)

    ‘ We’ve seen a number of intemperate anti-Obamacare rants from people in the restaurant industry, and there’s at least a little evidence from the YouGuv Brand Index survey that some of the more high-profile opponents are suffering for it. ‘

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/12/03/restaurant_brands_suffering_after_anti_obamacare_rants.html

  15. 94 susanne
    December 4, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Cory Booker’s Food-Stamp Odyssey Begins This Week
    (with cute video)

    ‘ Newark Mayor Cory Booker will answer this week for an unfiltered Twitter exchange where he challenged a critical follower to live off food stamps with him for a week. ‘

    The outspoken mayor begins the regimen Tuesday, when he will limit his daily food expenses to about $4. ‘

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/trending/2012/12/03/cory_booker_food_stamps_twitter_challenge_begins.html

  16. 95 susanne
    December 4, 2012 at 4:53 am

    and with that, good night chips and tods! sweet dreams and aloha to all~

  17. 96 utaustinliberal
    December 4, 2012 at 5:27 am

    This is one of the most beautiful videos I have seen about reaction to Pres. Obama winning re-election. This is what election night looked like at the Harvard Institute of Politics (Harvard IOP).

    • 97 Melissa
      December 4, 2012 at 5:50 am

      OMG, this was beautiful. I rarely get chocked up , but this thing was very moving. That young woman , crossing her fingers, mouthing ” come on, come on, come on” as she waited for the election to be called for PBO reminds me of exactly me election night!! ( the gestures, anticipation, excitement etc.. NOT looks ! gurl is gorgeous lool )

      Thank you sooo much for sharing !!!

    • December 4, 2012 at 6:44 am

      And the diversity of the crowd is a joy to behold. What a lovely reflection of today’s Harvard (which in my era was all white men!).

    • 99 amk for obama
      December 4, 2012 at 6:54 am

      That’s a lovely vid, ut. Tweeted.

    • 100 dudette9t9
      December 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

      You GUYS! That was sooooo wonderful! I’ve waitched it 3x times; It truly is therapeutic! Thank you so much!!

  18. December 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Morning all! Here’s to your glorious day.

    Been barely able to keep up just reading the threads and watching some of the great videos. Want to thank Chips and all who posted the Michael Lewis interview (watched both videos in the wee hours this morning). I LOVE the part where he talks about POTUS’ “geeky” watch.

  19. 108 amk for obama
    December 4, 2012 at 7:08 am
  20. 109 dudette9t9
    December 4, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Found another one that’l give you goosebumps!

    The moment Obama won the electoral college for re-elction: Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Democrats
    [Rev Jesse Jackson comes up on stage to cheer at about 2:10]

  21. 112 dudette9t9
    December 4, 2012 at 8:05 am

    And here’s another election night video from Massachussetts Democratic Election Night headquarters. Kinda subdued, ya think? ;-)

  22. December 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    The president will participate on Tuesday in his first television interview since the election.

    Bloomberg’s White House correspondent Julianna Goldman will do the questioning, Bloomberg announced. According to a preview, they will discuss the fiscal cliff and his priorities and agenda for his second term. 

    The interview will air at 12:30 p.m. EST on Bloomberg TV.

  23. 115 dotster3
    December 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I knew the news media would be so far over the top with this royal baby news, but it is going to be even worse than I expected. It seems all other news will be on hold for the next 6 months as we—–the world—–await “our” royal baby. The whole first 15 minutes of the Today Show was on this subject—–every aspect, multiple interviews. They sent Natalie Morales to London to stand outside the hospital—-to give regular updates. This will seem like the longest pregnancy in the history of the world.

    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      December 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Of course, there is the “other” story we’ll be hearing for the next 6 months (or four years): that Hillary Clinton will run in 2016. That’s much more timely to report than President Obama’s agenda, or how he’s trying to meet the current needs of the American people. There’s that.

    • 119 dudette9t9
      December 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Wow, so stupid it’s almost sad.

    • December 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

      I remember when the US was very proud of Princess Grace of Monaco.. Until She diied, that is.

    • 121 99ts
      December 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

      One of the women’s magazines in my world has had “pregnant” stories about Kate for the past 2 years – all wrong – all pointless. Seems if you are a “royal” woman your only role in life is to bear children – welcome to the 15th century.

  24. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    December 4, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Awoke early and caught Bob Shrum on Soledad O’Brien’s show on CNN get hot under the collar and tell a faceless, nameless, lyin’-eyed Republican Senator that “Obamacare” isn’t going to be cut or repealed, and then called him “Buddy.”

    Ahhh. That was nice. Proceed, Buddy.

    Mornin’. Be back later.

    • 123 dudette9t9
      December 4, 2012 at 8:33 am

      Woot!. That’s worth almost clicking on that channel. Ahhh, nope. I’ll find video later! :-)

      Have a great day everybody!!

    • 124 Bill
      December 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Who was the Republican Senator? Shrum is great.

      • December 4, 2012 at 8:46 am

        Senator Johnson, who mentioned Ronald Reagan and tip oneil.
        Ah, if only this President was more like Ronald Reagan, who never raised tax rates. Oh, wait…

      • 126 jacquelineoboomer
        December 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

        BTW, Bob also reminded the Senator “you lost the election.” But I didn’t catch the name of the lyin’ guy (aka Buddy). It was all fiction and talking points, same as every other Republican Senator. Let’s just call him Senator X (R-USA). I think it’s safe to say he was an older white guy.

  25. 127 99ts
    December 4, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Tony Blair has less credibility than George Bush when it comes to foreign affairs – So he is blabbering on Morning Joe while they ignore the real foreign policy success of the Obama administration

    • 128 No Child Left Behind
      December 4, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Good Morning TOD Family,

      Well, Tony Blair and Morning Joke are at the opposite sides of the equation. It you move both on the left side of the equation, the right side will read TWO FOOLS.

  26. December 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    UN disabilities treaty expected to fail in Senate amid GOP opposition

    Julian Pecquet – 12/04/12 05:00 AM ET
    Senate Republicans are expected on Tuesday to reject an international treaty affirming the rights of people with disabilities.…

    /-
    So, that’s that!

    • 130 amk for obama
      December 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Why? Did any dem backstab?

      • December 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

        The vote is today, but I bet their will be a few. Congress is so corrupt, is their any wonder why the president keeps his distance? The Republicans want a repeat of the Heath-care 2010 battle on every single bill, but the President keeps his distance from congress, as he should.

      • 132 99ts
        December 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

        GOP don’t like the UN – probably blame the UN for believing the WMD stories – causing the US to start 2 wars.

    • 133 jacquelineoboomer
      December 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Just heard that former Sen. Bob Dole, who had a hand in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act and promoting this international treaty, as well, will be in the audience for the vote, and “Republicans will have to walk behind him before voting to reject the treaty” he worked hard to get passed.

  27. 134 dudette9t9
    December 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    National Conference of American Indians, White House Tribal Nations Summit 2012, Dec 4-5

    http://www.ncai.org/events/2012/12/04/white-house-tribal-nations-summit-2012

    • 135 jacquelineoboomer
      December 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Believe I heard that tribal leaders are very happy that PBO has held this conference four years in a row, and it usually has real outcomes, under his watch. It’s also something to see, and there is genuine respect for the President in the room!

    • December 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

      I am sure POTUS will honor his adoptive father at this gathering.

  28. December 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Reid needs 2 get that filibuster reform through, at least the president will be able 2 get through all his judges and nominations.
    So, their is that!

  29. 138 amk for obama
    December 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Bang, bang, bang. Wake up.

  30. December 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Treasury now says sake of TARP stock has netted 62 million overall.

  31. December 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Big vote today at noon in the house, middle class tax cuts.
    I bet no republican votes for them


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