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Photos & Videos: The State of the Union

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Desiline Victor (102) awaits the president’s State of the Union Speech

Read about Desiline here

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

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Sen. John McCain, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Lindsey Graham :roll:

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Ted Nugent

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The First Lady greets Hadiya Pendleton’s parents

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….. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer look on)

… with Chief Justice John Roberts

Carolyn Murray, mother of Justin, shot and killed in Evanston, Ill. Nov 2012

More either soon or in the morning, depends when I fall asleep – I’m not as young as I was this morning :???:

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OFA


302 Responses to “Photos & Videos: The State of the Union”


  1. February 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  2. 27 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

  3. 29 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats Bobfr on 1st!

    That was an excellent lay-out of a plan Mr. President, even though you made me cry!

  4. 31 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Switch aj to avoid stupid pundtwitry.

  5. 36 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    THAT’S MY PRESIDENT! I’m SO proud of him!

  6. 39 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    PBO IS THE MAN!

  7. 40 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  8. February 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    FINALLY HOME GETTING READY TO WATCH ON THE DVR!!!! I caught a glimpse and he was GIVIN’ ‘EM HELL!!!!!!!!!

  9. 43 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Great coverage Chipsticks! I like your statement “I’m not as young as I was this morning” – me neither :D

  10. 44 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    That’s MY President! MIIIIIINE!!!!! :mrgreen:

  11. February 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    THAT. SPEECH. WAS. JUST…FANTASTIC.

    #TheyDeserveAVote

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      February 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      It was just brilliant, gob, to keep repeating that line. It brought chills to my spine and frankly made the smirky little R’s look small and unpatriotic. America’s citizens behave better than you, Congress. Grow up. Be worth of this country. He really laid it on them.

  12. 48 Vicki
    February 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Spectacular speech. the Many, not the Few. $9 minimum wage with cost of living increases. Deserves a vote, deserves a vote. Just wonderful

  13. 50 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Are we all on the OFA call too? Listening to Jon Carson now, waiting for PBO. Am voice recording.

  14. 62 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I watched this on C-Span ’cause I just wanted pure Obama.

  15. 63 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    That was a fantastic SOTU. Pres. Obama was doing the equivalent of shit just got real!

    Gun violence, immigration reform, universal pre-K, education, climate change, equal pay, VAWA, benefits for LGBT military families, raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9, jobs, energy, tax reform, staunch defense of ObamaCare, etc.

    Welcome to the second term Republicans.

  16. February 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Fantastic speech in every way. FANTASTIC event!!

  17. 69 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    this after party after the speech…is kooooooool…on whitehouse .gov

  18. February 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Chips – you are forever YOUNG!!!!

    Thank you, once again, for the exceptional community you have nurtured at TOD!!!!

    • 71 nathkatun7
      February 13, 2013 at 1:23 am

      Can I say Amen! I am so glad I came to this space because I missed the speech but I was able to experience it through all the people who posted here.

  19. 72 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you, Chipsticks, for the wonderful photos (sorry you didn’t have time to photoshop out Boner and his mug…)

  20. 73 daisydem
    February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Was it Chris Matthews that was making the off the bat critical comments after the SOTU address? If so, can I Cyber-Slap him?

  21. February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    FLOTUS is beautiful :-).

  22. 75 Lana
    February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Is anyone else going to listen to the President’s phone call with OFA? Right now I’m trying to listen to the OFA site and the Whitehouse site and keep up here! Where’s the icon for head swimming?

  23. February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hey, Hooo, POTUS knows where its at!

  24. February 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    • 79 jackiegrumbacher
      February 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Yes we did, Bob, They are all about disenfranchising, so that only the chosen few in their brand of America can vote. It was a brilliant move to invite the Romney campaign lawyer to join in solving our voting problems. Eat that, Rs.

      • February 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        Pure genius, Jackie – when the President announced that the two campaign lawyers, one being #BainMitt’s were tasked with the job I literally laughed out loud as I watched Boehner frowning and the Rs stuck in their seats :)

  25. 81 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  26. February 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  27. 90 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    This was a FANTASTIC SOTU address! Very inspiring, moving, progressive.

    Please ignored ALL Cable TV Punditry – these fools are being paid seven-figure salaries to provide corporate sponsored “opinions.” They are IRRELEVANT.

  28. February 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

  29. 98 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    uugghh rubio. he looks like that stupid brother in my name is earl.

    • 99 yardarm756
      February 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      His speech is full of “I” and “My” and that sucks! He’s a pitiful specimen. He must really think he’s gonna go somewhere. Unreal.

      • 100 carolmaewy
        February 13, 2013 at 1:20 am

        Just finished listening. He is not their Savior. Everything he has, he owes to the govt. Hypocrite, liar. Mad me mad! 😡

  30. 101 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I’m listening to President Obama now on OFA talking to us! WHOOO HOOOOO!!!!

  31. February 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Progress 2050 ‏@progress2050

    RT @emilyslist: 369,829 women in Boehner’s district who make $0.77 on a man’s $1. And Boehner stayed seated during #paycheckfairness #sotu

    • 104 theo67
      February 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      It wasn’t just Boehner. There were actual Republican women who refused to applaud or stand up during this proposal! Shocking! And shameful.

      • February 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

        I’m pretty sure I saw that horrible Marsha Blackburn not only staying in her seat, but frowning and shaking her head during this section of the speech. Unbelievable. Women of Tennessee, get a clue and get her out of there!

  32. 106 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’m not on the OFA call, but I love that they scheduled it for right after PBO’s speech — keeps folks from wallowing in punditry and nonsense.

  33. February 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    #TheyDeserveAVote

  34. 110 4morefor44
    February 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    OMG!!! HE’S DOING A CALL ON OFA RIGHT NOW, AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS?!?! I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. INCREDIBLE!!

  35. 115 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I love and admire President Barack Hussein Obama; a leader for the ages. That speech was perfection; and to borrow a line from Scandal, PBO “is a gladiator in a suit.”

  36. 116 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  37. 120 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    He said he still needs us and thanked us for our continued support. He is a magnificent leader!!!

  38. 122 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Marco Rubio is currently embarrassing himself. I think we just found the male Michele Bachmann.

  39. 132 Gazelle
    February 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Awesomeness! Hope Pete Souza got a pic of those kids at end who were calling out to PBO & he finally gave them a cute wave. Their comments after were so cute! They were off camera.

  40. 135 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  41. 137 LDS
    February 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Mr. Bobfr, congratulations for being #1!
    You deserve that spot tonight because it just feels right.

    Our President came in “On The Good Foot” and left on the same foot….
    I just knew he was going to touch every base, but touched my heart a as well…
    What got me was, “You can vote “No” if you want…. Then he goes on to name each individual who deserves a vote……he included us as well. The tears will not stop. can it get any better than this? HELL YES!
    Thank you, Chips.

    Sweet sleep everyone.

  42. 139 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Wow! Every sentence flowing from Ruby-Blow’s mouth is a lie!

  43. February 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    No surprise the pundidiots are complaining — they always do. I thought the speech was magnificent.

  44. 141 cman
    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Slick car salesman Rubio is sucking at selling me or anyone on the same tried and true cut cut cut. Cut spending, cut taxes, and cut government.

    • 142 theo67
      February 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      I love that the Republicans refuse to acknowledge that it’s their policies that are being rejected – not the color of the skin of the person presenting the policies… Now, on to 2014.

  45. 143 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    LOL! Did he just stop to take a nip? :-D

  46. 144 LaDLove
    February 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I tried listening to Rubio. The first 2 1/2 minutes were ok, then he went into this whine about how PBO isn’t nice to the Republicans. It was such a petty, juvenile response to the Pres. Obama’s soaring, visionary oratory. And just to end on a small note…who did the lighting and make-up on Rubio? It’s awful!

  47. February 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    So I take it that Marco followed in the illustrious footsteps of Bobby Jindal?

  48. 150 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    lmao. thug rubio just surreptitiously stole a sip of water all the while looking at the camera with his beday eyes. captures his ‘moment’ perfectly.

  49. 151 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Marco Rubio just paused to gulp down water on LIVE TV?!?!?! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. This is embarrassing.

  50. 154 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Good night everyone; I enjoyed sharing this event with you.

  51. 155 Jeff
    February 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Rubio really needs to stop drinking the water after every few blah, blah’s.

    • 156 CEB
      February 12, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      When you lie, your mouth dries up; remember when Ryan did the same thing during the V P debate? Yet our guy can speak with passion and conviction for almost an hour without stopping. These repubs. are not ready for prime time.

  52. 158 Sam UK Obama Supporter
    February 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Awesome speech! Worth staying up for. I have honestly never known a President have such an honest, approachable persona. This has been a truly wonderful way to start my angelbaby’s birthday. I just LOVE President Obama, words can not describe how I feel about this great man. We are blessed, the whole world is blessed by his presidency.

    This has taken me ages to type as I am making so many mistakes. I think I will call it a night as I can’t see straight. It is 3.45 a.m. here and it has been a pleasure to share this wonderful SOTU here on TOD.

  53. February 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Oh no Marco Rubio didn’t just take a swig of that water like that…trying to wash down those lies. Loser.

  54. 167 purpleshoesla
    February 12, 2013 at 10:47 pm

  55. 169 PrayerWarriorforObama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    To all you smart Americans who worked so hard to re-elect this awesome president, the rest of the world is in your debt. Thank you from the depth of our hearts. We love him and his family, and we love you too.

  56. 172 daisydem
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Tell me more about Rubio’s speech … I drew the line and left hubby upstairs to watch that pathetic response alone!

  57. 174 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Chips: ‘I’m not as young as I was this morning’

    Well, what do ya know, my mayoress is learning to accept the reality of her age! I say ‘LEARNING to accept’ because you spoilt it by adding ‘this morning’. :razz:

  58. 177 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  59. 181 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Awesome, hopeful and dare I say, trustworthy and patriotic?!! This man deeply believes in America AND Americans!

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/02/12/graphic-word-cloud-of-president-obamas-state-of-the-union-speech-2013/

  60. 182 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Don’t forget this…

  61. 184 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    PBO was fascinating tonight. He seemed so relaxed and confident. I was a nervous wreck and he just glides through these big events.

    I’ll never get tired of this man. Listening to him tonight on that conference call reminded me of that evening he called me. I’ll always treasure that incredible moment.

  62. 194 Jewelz
    February 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Great SOTU speech by President Obama. I wish he could serve 4 terms like FDR. Now, who is this ugly reptile speaking on my TV screen right now pretending to be POTUS? Oh, my bad- is the idiot with the big ego without any commonsense known as Marco Rubio. I guess he did not receive a memo from Bobby Jindal on what happens when someone tries too hard to upstage PBO. BIG FAIL. Oh well, he will learn soon enough.

    • 195 anniebella
      February 12, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Jewelz, I wish President Obama could be our President till Sasha or Malia get old enough to take over. I won’t allow myself to think about 2017.

    • 198 jacquelineoboomer
      February 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      I especially loved all the gold curtains and tassels behind Rubio. Looked like a brothel (not that I know what a brothel looks like) (no, really, I don’t) with a borrowed flag on a pole. And then they threw in a framed photo of his family. And apparently way too many hot lights for a kid like Rubio to handle. And doesn’t one get a dry mouth from lying? Eek – how to get that picture out of my head tonight?

      • 199 carolmaewy
        February 13, 2013 at 2:10 am

        He was sweeting it, wasn’t he? My husband LOL! I heard a few lip smacks too. When Romney gave speech at RNC I counted 101, hubby counted 103! :roll:

  63. 200 Karlene
    February 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    What a beautiful thing..Just speechless..FLOTUS looks stunning…Love this family..

  64. 202 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Unconstitutional my ass…

  65. February 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  66. February 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Rubio isn’t just a CLUSTER*^%$ he is a MEGATON Nuclear Disaster ….

  67. 212 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Ed Schultz is interviewing Leader Pelosi on MSNBC!

  68. 213 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Loved every minute of it!

  69. 214 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you Chipsticks and my TOD family – it’s a joy sharing wonderful moments of our President with one another.

    Have a pleasant evening :-)

  70. February 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    • 216 jacquelineoboomer
      February 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Rubio was sweating like a dog, wiping his forehead with his fingers. Gross. Talk about sending a boy to do a man’s (or a woman’s) job!

    • 217 LDS
      February 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      He just may choke on his own dry spit…….he had better stop now.
      Thank you brave souls for watching.. I just could not. I need to absorb all I just heard.
      What a speech! What confidence!
      He really truly cares. I was hanging on to every word.
      Thank you God for hearing our prayers.

  71. 218 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    #they deserve a vote!

  72. 219 sherijr
    February 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Love my President. All In forever where he’s concerned.

  73. February 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    LOL!!

  74. 228 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    ‘Night folks. Excellent speech by PBO.

  75. 229 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    • 230 4morefor44
      February 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      marco go-go. republicans are going to ditch him as fast as they did jindal. palin, and lyin’ ryan. wow, that was pathetic!

  76. 231 yardarm756
    February 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    All this stuff to do and the House is taking 10 days off. Go figure.

  77. 232 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  78. 240 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Bill Maher✔ @billmaher

    Wow, what a shameless liar this Rubio guy is – Obama created more debt than Bush? Well, if you don’t believe in science, why not math too?

    3:42 AM – 13 Feb 13

    5,307 Retweets 1,322 favorites

  79. 242 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Oh, please! Let’s laugh:)

    Cables skip Tea Party response

    Fox and CNN are not carrying Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Tea Party response, but you can find it here.

    Oh wait! There’s more!

    Fox News compares Rubio to Bobby Jindal

    Fox News’ Bret Baier reacts: “This response is always a tough spot, a tough job…definitely appeared that Sen. Rubio was a bit nervous at times. Getting dry mouth, finally taking a drink of water…Remember Gov. Bobby Jindal had a tough time delivering a response.”

    That’s all you need to know about that! :)

  80. 248 HZ
    February 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I love my president!!!! The STOU Speech Great!!!!!! We are so bless to have this great man as our President of the United States. HZ

  81. 249 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    ah okee doke. gotta go to bed kiddies. night you TOD cats!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  82. 250 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    That’s just the way we’re made. Thank you Brian.

  83. February 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Read about this on Twitter and here…in case you missed it:

  84. 268 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    AlJazeera way better than even BBC on the coverage of sotu and discussions are about substance and not form.

  85. 270 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Poland Spring is trending on Twitter. I expect to see a new twitter account by tomorrow named “@Rubio’sWaterBottle” or something like that. :)

  86. 272 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Marco Rubio managed to “top” Bobby Jindal. LOL!!!! That vid of him bending down to take a sip of water will go around and around the world – Hahahahahaha!!!!!

  87. 273 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  88. 274 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    What is this program CLIFFHANGER, coming onto PBS right now, anyone else going to watch? (you know I usually don’t view the tube, well, except for Downton Abbey)

  89. 275 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    The tweets about Marco Rubio’s water gulp are hilarious. There’s a hashtag: “WaterBreak.” :lol:

    • 276 donna dem 4 obama
      February 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Even his Friends at Fox think it was a disaster. :) :) :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

      Fox News compares Rubio to Bobby Jindal

      Fox News’ Bret Baier reacts: “This response is always a tough spot, a tough job…definitely appeared that Sen. Rubio was a bit nervous at times. Getting dry mouth, finally taking a drink of water…Remember Gov. Bobby Jindal had a tough time delivering a response.”

  90. 277 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    stolen from bj

  91. February 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    #RubioGulp

    • 281 jacquelineoboomer
      February 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      I was drinkin’ buckets of water just looking at him out of the corner of my eye. Somebody supersize him, I kept thinking. Gross.

  92. 282 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  93. February 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Real and compassionate people get it. Those who do not get it should get out of the way and let our President take us to the level of a great country that actually welcomes all immigrants and those who need a “little help” and cares for others more than ourselves. We are all from immigrants, at least I am. I am not a native Ameriacan, although I would be proud to be called one. People like the “R”cans tried to destroy all the Native Americans, God help them when they meet their maker.

  94. 285 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Goodnight everyone, sweet dreams.

  95. 286 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

  96. 287 sherijr
    February 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Did you all catch the chat between POTUS & John Lewis at the end: POTUS said: no one should have to wait for 7 hours to vote- YOU (Rep Lewis) already fought that battle.

  97. February 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Oh.My.God. Just saw the gulp that launched a thousand comedy routines. He was so into slamming PBO, that it made the drink the more hilarious.

  98. February 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    #RubioGulp

  99. 295 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

  100. 296 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    ROTFLMAO!!!

  101. February 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

  102. 299 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm

  103. 300 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I just mailed in my reservation for tha Michelle Obama 2nd Inaugural Porcelain Doll from Danbury Mint. Already have both she and Barack dolls from the first Inauguaration.

  104. 301 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  105. 302 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Good nite folks. It was a pleasure as always.


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