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Heads Up: President Obama delivers remarks at Governors’ Dinner

White House Live * Not sure about CBS & CNN (not listed in schedules)

A year ago, I remember arming myself with popcorn and settling in for the night to watch this ….. and the coverage lasted about three minutes. :???:

So, I’m guessing we’ll only get to hear very brief remarks again?

If so, just keep chatting when it’s done!

****

Oi everyone, behave!

Bob Woodward – “Obama visibly tense at Governors’ dinner tonight”:

Bob Woodward – “Obama uses left hand to toast Governors at dinner tonight”:


237 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama delivers remarks at Governors’ Dinner”


  1. 1 Allison
    February 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Hello everyone!

  2. 8 CarolMaeWY
    February 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Howdy, new there might be a new post. Congrats Allison.

  3. February 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Top of the Pops, Allison!! Congrats :)

  4. 13 desertflower
    February 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats, Allison ….and HELLO Berny:) How’s things??

  5. 14 utaustinliberal
    February 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Watching the Oscars red carpet and waiting for POTUS and FLOTUS.

  6. February 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    photo/1

  7. 20 Ceb
    February 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Nothing on the White House live stream so far. I hope that they show the arrivals; I always find the White House gatherings more interesting than the Oscars Red Carpet show.

  8. 21 anniebella
    February 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I guess I’m the only one not interested in the Oscars.

  9. 29 99ts
    February 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Hello everyone – I agree with Ceb – love seeing WH events – wonderful mix of people – always – even governors are sure a melting pot of different folks

  10. 30 prettyfoot58
    February 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  11. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      February 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Sorry – didn’t realize this was a very pleasant thread, before I dropped this in … this isn’t pleasant, at all, but I know it’s always there in the backs of our minds, anyway.

      Thank God we can watch the President, for a sanity check and a little bliss!

    • 42 anniebella
      February 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      What a guy, John McCain is? Hay parents of the six and seven year old you need some straight talk. As I have said before there isn’t one Republican politician that I respect.

      • 43 HZ
        February 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        I still say, “Sit down, shut up, Sen. McCain and have little talk with Jesus about your soul.” It is really showing its ugly hues. We are tired of your behavior Senator. Enough is enough. Zip your mouth until your soul is cleansed from within of the ugly thoughts that hurt people from all walks of life.HZ

  12. 44 GGAIL
    February 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hello Chipsticks & TOD family. I arrived on time WHEW!

  13. February 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    They Demanded A Plan … ok …

    Let’s put the ‘well-regulated’ back in the 2nd Amendment (a series of tweets describing specific, common sense steps can be found in my TL and in the previous TOD thread; feel free to copy, modify and spread).

    Congrats on 1st Allison :)

    Yes We Can

  14. 52 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I recall the PBO’s 1st Governor’s Ball, CNN & C Span streamed the arrivals. At BarackObama.com we had ourselves a regular little party watching the proceedings… I’m sure the reason this stuff is no longer covered is that rethug Govs don’t want to be shown going to the White House for a social occasion!

    • 53 globalcitizenlinda
      February 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      You are probably right.

    • 54 anniebella
      February 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      If you don’t want to be seen going to the White House where that President is, then don’t go to the WH. Keep your freaking self home.

    • 55 globalcitizenlinda
      February 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      by the way, where are all those whinners who were demand transparency when it was PBO & Tiger. This event seems more appropriate for press to show leaders of all states interacting with POTUS & FLOTUS

  15. 56 globalcitizenlinda
    February 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I know a little about the content & names of the movies but didn’t watch any this year (too broke) so I have no attachment to any specific one.

    PBO & FLOTUS – these I have an opinion about & I am ready to give some governors a piece of my mind if they bring crazy to The People’s House

    • February 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Me too, GCL, but I did just catch then darling little gal from Beasts, and will say I will gladly stand and cheer (at the risk of scaring kitty) if she wins! Amazing child!

  16. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    February 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    checked CSPAN – no luck there. I used to enjoy watching their live stream of the arrivals.

  17. 60 GGail
    February 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t have anything on WH yet….does anyone see anything on anywhere?

    • 61 Roberta in MN
      February 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Nope not yet. Need to take my whiny dog out. She is really irritating tonight. sigh :) She has food, water and already had her night time treats. Spoiled girl is what she is. :) :) :)

  18. February 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm
  19. February 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    • 64 Nena20409
      February 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      I saw that. I thought that the man looked like Tom Joyner. So that was his son? Wow. I thought that was his nephew or his younger brother.

  20. 65 Nena20409
    February 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Was it NOT the WHPC complaining about Not having access to this POTUS’ Golf outing with Tiger Woods just last Sunday? Hmm?

    So now…..this president and his WH dinner parties are NOT shown on C-SPAN, Live streaming anywhere and the WHPC, Not even the Golf Counter machine himself, Mark, Not the Fox pig, Ed Henry…..Nothing?

    So how come last Sunday, they wanted access and now with most Governor at the WH……No Press Coverage? Hmm?

  21. February 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    So while there are a few reasons I want to watch the Oscars tonight, already finding myself hoping the mute button does not fail, and scratching my head at how on Earth do people spend time in front of a television?! Truly, it is exhausting, and UhOh, we have a very long way to go (don’t we?) Might make it, might not. Will check in on youse guys from time to time…. Have a great evening! ;) (ai yai yai…..)

  22. 70 anniebella
    February 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Well maybe there will be no coverage of the Governor’s Ball. I hope we do get some pictures of FLOTUS and POTUS.

  23. February 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Saw that the last thread had links to Woodward debunking his own statements on the sequester in his own book.

    The MSM will continue to ignore how full of it this pompous jackass Woodward is.

    Here’s a couple of tweets on the sequester that I found interesting:

  24. February 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm
  25. February 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I hope you will enjoy this really uplifting article: “What Happens When We Eat Together”. It’s about a Muslim couple in New Zealand who reacted to an MP who said Muslims should not be allowed on planes. It is a remarkable article.

    http://accidentaltheologist.com/2013/02/24/what-happens-when-we-eat-together/

  26. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  27. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Here we go – sound!

  28. 82 utaustinliberal
    February 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    WH feed hast started but no video.

  29. 83 Dudette
    February 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Hey, what happened to the WH Stream?

  30. 87 GGail
    February 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    The feed came but no pic, now nothing again – arghhhhhh!

  31. 88 prettyfoot58
    February 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    is the WH stream working

  32. 89 Ceb
    February 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    There was a short burst of sound and Michelle was announced then the sound cut off abruptly; still no video.

  33. 90 GGail
    February 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Oh how so very frustrating!!!!!

  34. 91 Ceb
    February 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Finally; video

  35. 92 GGail
    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    It’s back and here is POTUS

  36. 94 Dudette
    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Ah… there it is!

  37. 95 utaustinliberal
    February 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’m gonna need Pete to take fabulous pictures of FLOTUS’s outfit.

  38. 96 Ceb
    February 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Someone has gotten a recent haircut.

  39. 99 globalcitizenlinda
    February 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I love the floral arrangement behind POTUS (of course I love POTUS) – very nicely done

  40. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent toasts!

  41. 104 Roberta in MN
    February 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Just short introductions and toasts. Buuuumer

  42. 105 GGail
    February 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Well, that’s all folks
    That was a nice respectable toast
    POTUS looks good as usual

  43. 106 Ceb
    February 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I loved that poetic, humorous, and thoughtful answering toast from Gov. Marquell (?); how cute!

  44. 107 Nena20409
    February 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I just heard a guy speaking for a few seconds and nothing more. It’s over and it says, just concluded.

  45. February 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm
  46. 117 joyfulmeme
    February 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Well that was short. Didn’t show anyone who was there.

  47. February 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  48. 140 globalcitizenlinda
    February 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    last year, GOPolitico has a number of photos up.

    I thought I would see FLOTUS’ outfit & her – sad

  49. 147 anniebella
    February 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Well I did see POTUS in his Tux.

  50. 148 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm
  51. 149 carolyn
    February 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Tha tsegment was short but nice. I learned that my governor, Mary Fallin attended this year. She sees the writing on the wall for Tinker Air Base, I’m sure, and wants to talk with people who can keep that intact. I’m sure she’s not the only Republican there…….don’t tell me going to the White House isn’t a thrill for most of these people! No place like it. I’ve read that the governors are lobbying their Congresscritters about the sequester. The governors deal with the fallout at a real level.
    Just watched 60 Minutes too. Scott Pelley interviewed the author of No Easy Day for the entire hour. It was interesting. He was matter of fact, calm, and totally nonpolitical. He said he visited Ground Zero for the first and only time after he left the Navy. That experience brought it full circle for him, and he was glad for his part in bringing down bin Laden. (My husband is watching the TV and I watch with my laptop on my lap.)

  52. 150 mecasey2012
    February 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    My guess that c-span will have video on their website tomorrow. Love to know who had the idea of sitting Gov. Christie next to FLOTUS??

  53. February 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Bad!!!!!!

    • 154 jacquelineoboomer
      February 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Actually he looks nervous as a cat, to me, in that social setting. (I grew up with these Catholic schoolboys from New Jersey. They’re pretty much all the same, no matter the age group. You can spot their wedgies a mile away. Ha – I made myself laugh, again!)

  54. 155 yardarm756
    February 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Enough of this. Time to get down to serious business. “Who are you wearing dahwling?” :lol:

  55. 171 globalcitizenlinda
    February 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you FLOTUS for taking one for the team this evening (Gov C)

  56. February 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    • 175 Nena20409
      February 24, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      What happened to all the Salt and Pepper? :shock: ;)

      Looking mighty sharp Mr. POTUS. :cool:

      • 176 sabreen60
        February 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        Maybe it’s the lighting. I know I’m probably in the minority, but I wouldn’t mind at all if he darkened his hair. All these guys who are in their 50′s, 60′s and older with no or little gray hair are using color. We women color our hair if we want to, so why not men?

        • 177 Nena20409
          February 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

          Yes. I know that it is the lighting. Hence my :shock: and ;) smiley faces :)

          For me, I love his hair as is…..Real…..Just like everything about this POTUS…..real :) and :cool:

      • 178 globalcitizenlinda
        February 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

        seems PBO just had a hair cut

        • 179 Virginia
          February 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

          Yes, and sometimes the gray in some black peoples’ very short cuts can be very wiry, and hard to comb down. So some barbers and hairdressers pluck the wiry strands because they tend to stick up. That may be one of the reasons that he appears to have less gray hair. It will grow back.

  57. February 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    • 181 anniebella
      February 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Who is Bob Woodward?

      • 182 Nena20409
        February 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

        The pompous bat poop from Watergate fame. And for 40 yrs, he is still Riding sky-high with that. He got filthy rich and the man who gave them the scoop, died not to famous nor wealthy.

        • 183 globalcitizenlinda
          February 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm

          it seems that the beltway is trying hard to derail POTUS’ second term

          • 184 Nena20409
            February 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

            The harder they Try, the quicker Karma is biting them back. Last Sunday, it was the whole WHPC. The later part of the week, it was David Brooks and Bob Woodward.

            Funny how those who have been so unfairly attacking this president relentlessly some how get their dose of Karma right back? Hmm?

        • 185 Virginia
          February 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

          Posted below, but should have posted here, that I thought Bob Woodward knew Every Damn Thing! At least that’s what he wants us to believe in his “books”. The man needs to retire.

      • 187 nathkatun7
        February 25, 2013 at 12:09 am

        I doubt that people under 40 know, or care much, about Bob Woodward! Ever since Watergate, Woodward has not done any thing that’s memorable. His accusation against President Obama are not based on information from a “Deep Throat” source. Rather, they are his personal interpretation intended to advance his current ideological leanings that favor right wing Republicans. My take is that people like Bob Woodward and Dr. Ben. Carson, who benefited greatly from Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, don’t want to pay more taxes. That’s why they are finding excuses to attack President Obama.

        • 188 Virginia
          February 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

          That, and attacking the President sells more “books”. Bob Woodward leans wherever the dollar takes him, and I have NO IDEA who put the notion in Dr. Carson’s head that he is a politician. Carson is a man I admired in the past for his accomplishments, and he is about to BLOW a 30 year positive image to align himself with the hatefilled, rich, tax hating, phony religiosity of the right.

          I’ve seen Carson in person on several occasions. His story inspires you, but the man himself can put a room to sleep in 60 seconds flat. He is NO politician. He would have less success warming up a room than Mitt Romney had. He needs to stick to being a doctor.

          I’ve even thought about writing to Carson and telling him how disappointed so many people are with him and to stick to what he knows. He is being USED, because he is a tax hating, so called Christian, black man. The Republicans could care less about how foolish he will look when he tries to convince us that he can govern this country. Listen to Dr. Carson talk, he is a gentle, soft spoken man who will be eaten alive on the debate stage.

          I don’t like his politics, but I would still hate to see him embarrass himself like that–like he already has.

    • February 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      ;)

    • 190 jacquelineoboomer
      February 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      That was hysterical, Chips!

    • 191 globalcitizenlinda
      February 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      just dawning on me the choice of “left” side in the tweet – I am really slow tonight.

  58. 192 99ts
    February 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhh – after watching a test pattern for 40 minutes – life got busy – I missed whatever was shown – typical for me

  59. 193 Nena20409
    February 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I wish there is a way to just Cover and block off the Fluffy Christie away from the FLOTUS.

    I bit my tongue when I first saw the pictures. Now he is larger than life dwarfing FLOTUS with his not so honest face…front and center on TODville Page :sad: I am sorry. I can’t stand Christie. The man makes my skin crawl.

  60. February 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    • 195 Nena20409
      February 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      The WH has once again made the WHPC job very simple. Will they cover the story or would they be pouting and sucking their thumbs as they did last Sunday over Tiger Woods?

      You are on Fire, Bobfr. Thank you.

  61. 196 Jovie
    February 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    The White House escalated its efforts to pressure congressional Republicans on sequestration, releasing new reports that showed the state-by-state impact of some $85 billion in automatic spending cuts.

    President Obama’s administration for days has been stressing the real-world implications of the spending cuts, which start going into effect on Friday, and has increasingly tried to bring that message directly to voters.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/284585-white-house-details-state-by-state-impact-of-looming-sequester-cuts

    Wow! The Republicans are in a lot of trouble!

    • 197 Nena20409
      February 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Nice going Jovie. Thanks.

    • 198 99ts
      February 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      While the White house explains the reality of the sequester – the GOP continue to say all the President is doing is laying blame – I have heard no “blame” – I have only heard impact and solutions from the President

      • 199 anniebella
        February 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

        Bob Woodward and the Republicans are playing the blame game. If John Boehner were in control of his caucus he could stop the sequester, and tell them that he and the White House will work on a fair and balance plan. But it is clear who is the Boss in the Republican House, and it ain’t John Boehner.

  62. February 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Perspective …

    • 203 jacquelineoboomer
      February 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Love that. And I’m pretty sure they have no choice about being in those unions. It’s the price of admission (and jobs and other good stuff). And it’s everyone behind the cameras, too.

  63. 204 kasai
    February 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    It’s ok – Nena:-) Our Fabulous Beautiful First Lady ..overshadows Gov.Christie presence….I am just gazing at her elegance…love the new hair do and her earrings… I can’t wait to see the whole dress :-) Thanks Chips!

    • 205 Nena20409
      February 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I am trying to see past it….but I am struggling. I am trying. But it is so darn hard.

      So TODers Help me if You can I am feeling down.

      So please, please, please, HELP.

  64. February 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm
  65. 207 utaustinliberal
    February 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    • 208 globalcitizenlinda
      February 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Isn’t this the Indian-American designer who made that gorgeous gown for the State Dinner held for the Indian PM

      • 209 HZ
        February 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        Yes, he is the designer who designed that gorgeous gown for our First Lady for the first State Dinner at the White House in 2009. Beautiful story he has already in front of his name,and now look what he will have to tell his children and grandchildren about this part of his history.
        Beautiful souls meets with beauty on bodies and beauty with their souls. HZ

  66. February 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    ;)

  67. February 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm
  68. 218 yardarm756
    February 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Ooooooo! Halle Baby!

  69. 220 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Goldfinger!

    • 221 daisydem
      February 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Yes, this tribute to Bond is awesome … brings back memories … hubby and I would go to see all the Bond movies when they came out! It was a special treat for two students with little money. Sean Connery is still my favorite, so that dates me.

  70. 226 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Jamie Foxx looked real happy walking out!

  71. February 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Not a fan of Ed, as you all know, but ….

    … for real!

    Yes We Know

  72. 228 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Details of the dinner at link

  73. 230 kasai
    February 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I hear McCain isn’t too thrilled with the Oscars….concentrate… On #Benghazi #Benghazi.

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  77. 236 anniebella
    February 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I just finish watching Jimmy Fallon and FLOTUS Mom Dancing again, and I can’t help it I was laughing again. I also saw when FLOTUS was on Jay Leno explaining what happen with the Kiss Cam. How Malia was disgusting with them cause they didn’t kiss, so Malia set it all up for them to get another chance, so she came over and directed them to kiss when the Kiss Cam show up.

  78. 237 Virginia
    February 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

    So the President used his “left hand to toast the Governors” last night, according to Bob Woodward. Does this mean that Woodward didn’t know the President was left-handed.

    What a surprise! I thought Woodward knew EVERY DAMN Thing.


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