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The Genius That Is Team Obama ll

For those who haven’t watched these videos, they are behind the scenes recaps of what we now refer fondly to as ‘Team Obama.’ Enjoy the memories. :D

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147 Responses to “The Genius That Is Team Obama ll”


  1. 2 desertflower
    August 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Hi, Layla…congrats:) Love these “behind the scenes”

  2. August 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Evening, Laila :)

  3. 6 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  4. 7 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

  5. 8 99ts
    August 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I haven’t seen the 2nd video before – just LOVE during the introduction who gets applause – and who does not. If you haven’t seen it – worth watching for that little interesting sideline.

  6. August 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Hi TOD family!

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

    My stepsister (actually former stepsister. Her dad and my mom are now divorced) came to visit. We played Scrabble and I won. :) :)

    Now I’m going to watch Orange Is The New Black on Netflix. Anyone seen it yet? It’s very good so far.

    • August 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      I LOVE winning at Scrabble!!!!

      I haven’t seen OTNB but everyone is raving about it. Let us know what you think!

    • 12 99ts
      August 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Hi gb – I rarely win at scrabble – have a couple of cousins who can play it so well – no idea why I keep thinking they might lose!
      Enjoy your weekend.

    • 14 hopefruit2
      August 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Hello GB, Glad to see you’re in good spirits, and congrats on your winning Scrabble! :) Hope you enjoy the movie all the way; I haven’t seen it yet.

      • August 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Thanks, hopefruit. It’s not a movie, it’s a series about a woman who was sentenced to 15 months in jail for her involvement with a drug cartel. I would say it’s a dark comedy. The subject of the show sounds cliche but its nothing like I’ve seen before.

    • 20 arkluvspbo
      August 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Good morning gobrooklyn, hope you are doing well! I LOVE OTNB!!! I’m waiting with baited breath for the new season to begin.

    • 21 arkluvspbo
      August 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Also, congrats on your Scrabble win! I kick booty in that game — it’s all about knowing the 2 and 3 letter words — and they are COMPLETELY legal.
      You can look them up on line.

  7. August 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  8. August 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Hi everyone. Time to catch up on all the post.

  9. 26 99ts
    August 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Why is Steve Schmidt still a republican? And also – it is obvious no republican ever listened to ANY feedback on the 2012 election.

  10. 29 hopefruit2
    August 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Just the facts, mam

    // After having read the documents that were declassified yesterday by the Obama administration on the telephone metadata program at NSA (here’s the FISA court order and the letters to Congress are here and here) we now know a few facts about it: …

    …There are other requirements listed in these documents about the training that is required by analysts, that all queries must be auditable and that NSA has to report back to the FISA court on any telephone content of a US person that is accessed. But that should give you a pretty good idea of the safeguards that are in place.

    It seems to me that only two questions about this program remain. First of all, does the government need to access all of the metadata (some are suggesting that the government require phone companies to store the metadata for NSA queries)? And secondly, how effective is this program? Those are policy and efficacy questions – not legal or constitutional.

    When it comes to the question of Edward Snowden, lets remind ourselves of the legal definition of “whistleblowing.” The disclosure by a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, to the public or to those in authority, of mismanagement, corruption, illegality, or some other wrongdoing. While discussions about policy and efficacy are important, his leaks have – to date – clearly not met that criteria. //

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/08/just-facts-mam.html

    • 30 anniebella
      August 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      My opinion Edward Snowden belong in prison. And when Putin places his behind in there, he will be begging America to get him out and bring him back to the US.

    • August 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Good point about the definition of whistleblowing and how Snowden doesn’t fit it. Not sure where all this Snowden-is-a-hero talk is coming from.

      • 32 hopefruit2
        August 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

        It’s all about PBO. The MSM/emoprog/GOP/PL contingent bends over backwards trying to make a “hero” out of anyone who directly or indirectly opposes our President.

  11. 33 LDS
    August 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    UT, thank you for all the videos on this post. “Team Obama” is very impressive indeed, geniuses and all that.
    But it is the core of the man that made the team. Everyone being on one accord definitely made this happen.
    POB can never be duplicated, replicated, imitated. The DNA will not allow it.
    The respect and admiration they have for him is a pleasure to watch. The loyalty is truly commendable from the beginning until now.
    I hope their friendship continues to grow in the years to come.

  12. 38 Dudette
    August 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm

  13. August 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    They’re partying in NC tomorrow according to my FB friends. Don’t know what my post will look like. Haven’t tried before from FB. If it looks stupid, please delete UT.
    Please come out tomorrow to help us celebrate President Obama’s birthday. These parties will be centered around the President’s signature legislation, Obamacare. There are events all across NC: http://www.barackobama.com/events/nc

    Tomorrow is President Obama’s 52nd birthday. Make him smile—sign OFA’s official card: http://OFA.BO/mi2Sq6

  14. 40 desertflower
    August 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    This happened today:) http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/03/alison-grimes-storms-fancy-farm-turns-mitch-mcconnell-paranoid-man.html

    Alison Grimes began by talking about her long name and then said with your help Kentucky in January 2015 you can call me senator. Grimes said that she didn’t have to apologize for having more government experience than Rand Paul. She took a shot at Paul by pointing out that he wasn’t in Kentucky, he was spending his weekend with his loved ones, the tea party in Iowa. Grimes slammed McConnell for trying to gut Medicare. She said,”If the doctors told Sen. McConnell he had a kidney stone, he would refuse to pass it.” She hammered McConnell for being the most unpopular senator among both Democrats and Republicans.

    All with a smile on her face, I’m sure! Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

  15. 46 vitaminlover
    August 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I so dig Team Obama!

  16. 51 desertflower
    August 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Tomorrow is President Obama’s birthday:) I’m meeting my OFA director from 2012 election for coffee….she has a gift for me from one of the Inaugural Balls she went to:) I haven’t seen her since she went there, so we can toast to PBO and catch up.

    • 52 nathkatun7
      August 4, 2013 at 2:23 am

      I signed the card wishing the president a happy birthday. I also wrote on the card that he is ” THE BEST PRESIDENT IN MY LIFE TIME!” I hope he reads it.

  17. 53 Dudette
    August 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm

  18. 55 Dudette
    August 3, 2013 at 11:26 pm

  19. 56 Dudette
    August 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  20. August 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    ****************HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT*****************
    Enjoy your day with family and (golf) friends.

    We.Love.You!

    Good Night everyone…it has been a very long day!

  21. 59 Dudette
    August 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    • 61 arkluvspbo
      August 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Agreed! I saw one troll saying how she always looked like she had a sour look on her face. WTF??? Wouldn’t YOU have a sour look on your face if your son was gunned down by a madman for no reason other than the madman has a little dingle and can’t control himself. Those NRA trolls are horrible. They say POTUS is divisive…nope…sorry, THEY are the divisive ones.

    • 63 99ts
      August 4, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Unfortunately the content doesn’t quite reach the level of the heading. Impeachment of some justices on the SC should have happened as soon as they voted for corporations over people.

  22. 64 Dudette
    August 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    • August 4, 2013 at 2:00 am

      Do you think each one will get progressively more violent and less humorous – because that is not hard to do.
      Just saying…wish it would be, might be, possibly be, please be – different.

      • 66 Dudette
        August 4, 2013 at 10:07 am

        Dunno. I hope that since they’re taking this long to put them out that they’ll won’t be typical sequels.
        However, I admit, I’m gonna see them no matter what. :-)

  23. 67 desertflower
    August 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm
  24. 69 amk for obama
    August 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    • 71 desertflower
      August 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      “Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”
      ~Harry S. Truman

      • 72 desertflower
        August 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm

        “I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who’s hitting you? It’s about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them.”
        ~Harry Truman

        • 73 desertflower
          August 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm

          “Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party.”
          ~Walter J. Lippmann

        • 76 anniebella
          August 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm

          df, my question is where are the sensible Republicans? Is there any out there who are dam tired of their party being taken over by right wing racists conservatives.

          • 77 desertflower
            August 4, 2013 at 12:08 am

            I’m sure they’re out there…bet if we asked Susan Collins how she likes them now she would let us know how pissed she is:) The noise comes from the loons..I’m sure that there are disenchanted Republicans…the crazies just suck all the air out of the room.

    • 78 nathkatun7
      August 4, 2013 at 2:50 am

      DF, you are absolutely amazing in finding stuff that are so pertinent. All the quotes about conservatives were great, As usual FDR was the best. I think this statement of his was spot-on about conservatives:

      “A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.”
      ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

  25. 79 anniebella
    August 4, 2013 at 12:02 am

    It’s 12:am. Happy 52nd Birthday to our President.

  26. 81 Indie Liberal
    August 4, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Happy Sunday. And Happy Birthday to our cool and pragmatic President Obama! Enjoy the day. :)

  27. 82 desertflower
    August 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

    If you didn’t see this the other day, you must. They’re amazing.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/amazing-military-dogs

  28. 83 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Alright, let’s push the chairs, roll back the rug and get this party going (while some of us still have a little gas in the tank). :-D

  29. 86 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Pink say it best

  30. 88 desertflower
    August 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Let’s go, Dudette!

  31. 89 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Happy Birthday Mr. President!!!!

  32. 95 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 12:43 am

    • 96 LDS
      August 4, 2013 at 1:34 am

      Ms. Dudette, how did you know that pic has been in my head all week?
      What made me smile is the way that stiff hussy was looking as if the President and First Lady had no right to be there. And how dare they have fun in the WH!
      You just made this party party hearty……you are the best!

      • 97 Dudette
        August 4, 2013 at 2:07 am

        LOL! Thanks LDS!
        I noticed that woman too. Know what makes me smile? The fact that at the end of that evening, POTUS & FLOTUS were upstairs sleeping at the White House and she had to take her grumpy butt home somewhere else. :-)

    • 98 anniebella
      August 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Dudette, I love that picture of POTUS and FLOTUS dancing, except for one thing, that old mean looking woman stand there looking like a witch like she don’t want to be there around those black folks acting like that. I still love seeing POTUS and FLOTUS.

  33. 101 desertflower
    August 4, 2013 at 1:02 am

    For the President and his Michelle…..

  34. 103 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 1:09 am

  35. 107 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 1:27 am

    :-D :-D :-D

  36. 110 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 1:36 am

  37. 112 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Love watching My President bust-a-move!

  38. 113 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 1:42 am

    speaking of bustin’ a move

  39. 114 desertflower
    August 4, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I always loved this one:)

  40. 116 desertflower
    August 4, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Be nice if someone shared this birthday tribute to the best President EVER…with love, from TOD:)

  41. 118 LDS
    August 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

    You just do your thang, Ms. Dudette!
    Tear the roff off the sucker!
    Bros. Johnson! Wow!

  42. 123 Mellesia Barnett
    August 4, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Happy Birthday Mr.President

  43. August 4, 2013 at 2:04 am

    #DriveTheDivide ….

    … HARD!

    Yes WE Can

    time for some rest ….

  44. 128 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Alright Ladies & Gentlemen, I’ll be riding off into the sunset, while there’s still enough gas in the tank to make it to my destination :-)

    Goodnight Sweethearts!

  45. 130 Dudette
    August 4, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Df, the turntable is all yours! :-)

  46. 132 nathkatun7
    August 4, 2013 at 3:10 am

    To Dudette and Desertflower, something went spooky with my computer because there was no sound for all the videos you posted. In other words, I totally missed out on your party. But from the pics and the music selections you guys must have enjoyed bringing in the President’s 52nd Birthday! I feel so bad that I stayed up and still missed enjoying the party. led by two of the Djs!

    • 133 Dudette
      August 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Aww, so sorry to hear about your computer Nath. Don’tcha hate these things sometimes?!! :-)
      Hope you get it worked out and come back to enjoy the music soon.

      Have a great Presidential Birthday!

  47. 134 99ts
    August 4, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Down under we do think the time of election campaigns in the US are somewhat long. While campaigns in the US are now underway for Nov 2014, and folks are already discussing 2016 – our recently appointed PM has just announced an election. Here is the timetable

    2013 federal election timetable Announcement of election Sunday 4 August 2013
    Issue of writ Monday 5 August 2013
    Close of rolls 8pm Monday 12 August 2013
    Close of candidate nominations 12 midday Thursday 15 August 2013
    Declaration of candidate nominations 12 midday Friday 16 August 2013
    Election day Saturday 7 September 2013
    Return of writs (latest date) Wednesday 13 November 2013

    People have 1 week to enroll – not really a drama as voting is compulsory – enrolling is relatively easy & the only folks who might be missing are recent 18 year olds and perhaps newly admitted citizens. It is rarely seen as a major issue.
    We then have a 5 week campaign, government funded – everyone being sent crazy with TV ads & sadly more recently, robo phone call. As soon as I identify the party, I ring & tell them I will NEVER vote for someone who robocalls.

    Our elections are always a Saturday, prepoll usually available, postal voting always available. Paper votes, hand counting. Result usually known within 3 hours of the poll closing.

    There was much talk that Rudd wanted to go to the G20 – It is 5-6 Sept – so it seems neither he nor the current opposition leader will be able to go. Neither politician is very popular – it will be a “hold your nose and vote” election.

    • 135 Dudette
      August 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Sounds wonderfully efficient, 99ts. Although we do bemoan the long slog that our election cycles represent, for me, I’m kinda glad the 2008 campaign cycle in particular was long enough for the less-informed members of the electorate to get to know that skinny guy with the funny name and “accept” him as the superior candidate.

      A few things need to come together in order for our elections to work better:
      – Campaign finance reform to get $$$$ out of the money and eliminate legalized bribery aspect
      – A Supreme Court and legislatures (Federal & State) that value full voter participation – eliminating barriers to voting in the form of suppressive laws, gerrymandering and blocks to efforts to schedule elections and voting methods that encourage more people to vote
      – A journalism corps that feels a mandate to inform the public and focuses asking substantive questions rather than creating controversy or merely passing on spin
      – A citizenry that understands that voting is not only their right, but their civic duty; that steadfastly holds onto it, teaches young people about it and exercises that right with the seriousness t it deserves.

  48. August 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Happy Birthday to the best.president.EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. 137 lisalovesobama
    August 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, Mr. Pres-i-deeent! Happy, birthday toooooooooo yooooooou! ;)
    /back to bed.

  50. 138 anniebella
    August 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Happy Birthday President Obama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. 139 dotster3
    August 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

    True

  52. 143 hopefruit2
    August 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

    HAPPY 52nd Birthday to our President!!!!! :) :) :)

  53. 144 hopefruit2
    August 4, 2013 at 9:56 am

  54. 145 hopefruit2
    August 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Tell the MSM to stop trying to throw shade on our President’s birthday, with their garbage propaganda.

  55. 147 criquet
    August 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Good morning all.

    Thanks for posting these clips of the campaign reviews, UT.
    What was so clear was the total disrespect for the President from Chuck Todd. He called everyone else by their titles e.g. Gov Romney, Gov Daniels (or called them Mitch and Hayley ,guess they are friend) and called the President …Obama.

    Chuck Todd is odious.


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