148 Responses to “The President Likes To Sing!”


  1. 1 LDS
    August 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Sing, Mr. President, sing!

  2. 2 LDS
    August 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mr. President. You are the best president in my lifetime.
    We sure picked a winner!
    Enjoy your well-deserved vacation with your family.

  3. August 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    well done UT! Happy birthday Mr. President! :-)

  4. August 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you UT for all you are doing to keep TOD informative and fun as our dear Chips gets a bit of muchly deserved rest and relaxation.

    From the bottom of the other thread ….

    We are truly just beginning to end the Civil War … we will prevail and America will emerge much more closely aligned with it’s ideals and promise because we would not allow greed, racism, and misogyny to persist.

    Yes We Can

    • August 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Very well said Bob.

      And I know that I just popped in but it’s Sunday and I gotta go to bed so Nitey Nite TOD! ;-)

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • 13 jackiegrumbacher
      August 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Bob, I pray with all my heart that we are reaching that goal. The hatred I’ve seen in these last five years has staggered me. I would not have believed that people in this country and especially in the United States Congress could act so vilely because of a president’s race. If this is the poisonous eruption we need in the process of healing, then we’ll all soldier on doing everything we can to move forward toward health. The more the ugly side of the US reveals itself, the harder we have to work to replace hate with love. I keep remembering the line from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” about trampling out the vineyards where the grapes of wrath are stored. So much wrath and bigotry to trample out–the job never ends. But literally everything is at stake here–our own futures, the country we live in and any hope we have for a better world for our children. We have no choice but to win.

      • August 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        JG I would never have believed that a PART of the USA would have us take a 60yr step back in time just because the President is Black and a Democrat and that the Republican congress and senators would us race hatred to further destroy our country. I grew up when Dr MLK gave his speech about judging people by the content of their character and Americans wanted to embrace that. Now it seems all bets are off it you are a Democrat or minority for some people. I am thankful for Stanley Ann to raising a wonderful human being who is now our 44th President. Happy Birthday President Obama.

    • 15 arkluvspbo
      August 4, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Yes, Bob, and it’s not a matter of “if”, but “WHEN”

    • 16 globalcitizenlinda
      August 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      NOTHING is scared to these hate-mongers

  5. 18 Mela in TX
    August 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Absolutely stellar post! Thanks, UT! Love these videos . Our brilliant President is multitalented. Is it getting hot in here again?

  6. August 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    ut, don’t forget, Walk on By!!!!

  7. 24 amk for obama
    August 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    wtf are the war mongering clowns mcangry and his sidekick doing in egypt?

    • 25 99ts
      August 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      I would assume, war mongering. Whenever McCain is not on Sunday TV, he is out in the world drumming up wars.
      Then again, he appears to like to take his vacations with his bff. They sure pick strange places for time out from DC.

      Just read the CNN report – makes no sense to me what the hell they are doing there. Have they joined the administration?

    • 26 hopefruit2
      August 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Apparently PBO asked them to go to Egypt – at least so I read. I could be mistaken about this, or gotten a false report.

    • 27 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Actually, this time, they are there at PBO’s request.

  8. 28 utaustinliberal
    August 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you all for the kind words and positive feedback as I’ve been running the blog in Chipsticks’s absence. Very much appreciated.

  9. August 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

  10. 50 globalcitizenlinda
    August 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Just when you think rightwingers have sunk as low as they can possibly go, they go ahead and attack Official White House Photographer Mr. Pete Souza. Thanks for all who are coming to Pete’s defense

  11. 51 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    UT is on a roll! You guys keep running off and leaving me!

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      August 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      This is good, Alycee, because we have to get this meme out so everyone is saying it. The Republicans in Congress are worthless, they’re wasting our time and money. The only way to get things done is to vote Democratic. Say it loud; say it often.

    • 53 arkluvspbo
      August 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Alycee, I saw your picture with POTUS…you are GORGEOUS!

  12. 54 utaustinliberal
    August 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  13. 55 amk for obama
    August 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

  14. 61 GGAIL
    August 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    This is the first time in TOD history that Chipsticks wasn’t here celebrating Pres Obama`s birthday. Her presence is missed. Is she on twitter?

  15. August 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Yikes.

  16. 66 hopefruit2
    August 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm

  17. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    August 4, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Another suggestion of PBO’s singing : “Chain of Fools” to the Queen of Soul in Detroit (during the 2008 campaign)

  18. 69 Mela in TX
    August 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Good night , everyone. I have to be at the office early tomorrow so it’s off to bed.

  19. 71 LDS
    August 4, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Me too.
    Sweet sleep everyone.

  20. 73 arkluvspbo
    August 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    A person who sings and dances just because is a happy person…that’s our POTUS.

  21. August 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Do you want to see a few of my sample posts from my NC OFA FB friend? Here’s one. . .

    Trina Longacre
    Very AWESOME day! It was so good to see everyone making calls. Everyone had such a great time. We smiled, we laughed, we learned, got to know each other a little better. I love the work I do. I want to do it every minute of the day. I am blessed to get to do it as much as I do now. I can’t wait till this is my full time job. It’s amazing and rewarding in every way. Happy birthday Mr. President. I am so thankful for the day you were born. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have the life filled with opportunity, hope, love, and promise that I do now.

  22. 75 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Had to bring this over from my FB…

    • 76 globalcitizenlinda
      August 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Well, Well, Well – PBO, gentleman of destiny!

    • 77 99ts
      August 5, 2013 at 1:53 am

      Love it – just love it – and THIS is precisely what the old white guys don’t like.

      • 78 arkluvspbo
        August 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

        99 I was JUST about to say that!!! They can’t stand that this 1/2 black man, is 1000x cooler, smarter and better than them in every way. Whenever a Foxbot talks about all the vacations and fancy dinners, you know the jealousy is just consuming them.
        They really need to just GTFOI

    • 80 globalcitizenlinda
      August 4, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      we had media at our event too but have not see tape yet.

      what struck me about the photo you posted above of OFA in NC was how the diversity was so much similar to the one I attended (in the ultimate swing state of OH)

  23. August 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    What is done in the dark will eventually come out in the light – or so it is said.

  24. August 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    This is for fun. . .

  25. August 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    More fun. . .

    • 90 jackiegrumbacher
      August 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Carol, I have a good feeling about this lady. She’s smart, attractive and fearless. I hope with all my hear that she trounces the guy.

      • 91 arkluvspbo
        August 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

        Turtleman thought he was going to have to deal with Ashley Judd…he should be sh***g his pants right about now. The turtle should just crawl back into his shell.
        I have a feeling when he loses his seat, things will just go downhill from there for him. I don’t think he’ll live much longer — I hate to say. This has been his life…his only life, and he has worked so hard for it. There will be nothing left for him after this.
        Almost feel sorry for the guy — NAH!

  26. 93 yardarm756
    August 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm

  27. 97 vitaminlover
    August 5, 2013 at 12:04 am

    My President is artistically inclined.

  28. 98 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I’m sorry…but Republicans don’t deserve to have this magnificent animal as their mascot. No way

  29. August 5, 2013 at 12:20 am

    More party’s. . .
    Trina Longacre
    “Get the facts. We want to give the community the fact empowers them to share with everyone else so we have a healthier nation. With a healthier nation we have a wealthier nation,” said Jonette Harper of Organizing for Action.

  30. August 5, 2013 at 12:25 am

    One more, but I could do at least twelve more different house party’s. . .

  31. 107 amk for obama
    August 5, 2013 at 12:35 am

  32. 108 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

    VIRAL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. 114 amk for obama
    August 5, 2013 at 12:57 am

    “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey thinks President Barack Obama deserves more credit for what he’s accomplished.

    “President Obama will go down as having passed some of the most historic bills in the history of this country,” Spacey told Hot Press magazine in a recent interview. “That despite constant knee-jerk opposition from the Republicans. A lot of people don’t realize how much he’s done in the most difficult of circumstances.”

    As for Congress, Spacey is less impressed.

    “It’s maybe interesting for an American audience that’s sat through the most non-productive Congress in the history of the United States, in terms of bills passed, to watch a fictional show [“House of Cards”] where some bills actually get passed,” he said.

  34. 115 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    ALEC members of the US House. All these people DON’T work for you.

    http://www.alec.org/initiatives/federal-relations/u-s-house-of-representatives/

  35. 116 Dudette
    August 5, 2013 at 1:05 am

    • 117 Indie Liberal
      August 5, 2013 at 1:45 am

      Hi Dudette, I don’t have Twitter, but just wondering if there was a way to reach you or anyone from TOD. :)

      • 118 Indie Liberal
        August 5, 2013 at 2:09 am

        It was just to say thanks for everything you and others do around here. Keep up the good work. Good night. :)

  36. 120 desertflower
    August 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

    If you want to see some blatant disrespect….

    • 121 Dudette
      August 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

      Thanks for bringing the video here. I’ve been reading about this but hadn’t seen video! Yay! Go Allison!

      • 122 desertflower
        August 5, 2013 at 1:27 am

        You’re welcome:) She would make a terrific Senator. The people of KY deserve someone like her that will fight for them…off to bed…see you all tomorrow

        • 123 HZ
          August 5, 2013 at 1:44 am

          Good Night UT and TOD family. Get some rest desertflower. (( Hugs))HZ

          I want to thank UT for all of the great work today. You have taken excellent care of this precious space. ((((((((((( Ty so much UT))))))))))HZ

          I have enjoyed celebrating our brilliant POTUS birthday. I hope that he had a wonderful day. Enjoy your evening, Mr. President.

          Note for Layla: Left your request. ((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs coming your way)))))))))))))))) Candles on for you as well. HZ

        • 124 COS
          August 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

          Republicans are so nasty and disrespectful. I wonder how much was that group paid? Reminds me of the paid old folks in 2010. Allison and Wendy Davis are two strong women and I love them.

    • 125 nathkatun7
      August 5, 2013 at 1:41 am

      Wow, DF, I really, really like her. The Mitch crowd tried to disrespect her and drown her message with boos, but they failed miserably!! Her message came through strong and clear. All of us Democrats must put every resources we can muster to get her elected. Her election would be a pure source of fresh air in the entire country.

      • 126 99ts
        August 5, 2013 at 1:50 am

        Her message comes through just looking at the old white fools sitting on the platform behind her.

        • 127 nathkatun7
          August 5, 2013 at 2:23 am

          The group included Mitch McConnell who was visibly uncomfortable. I am sure Mitch left that gathering knowing that this KY Senate race is not going to be cake-walk!

          • 128 99ts
            August 5, 2013 at 6:06 am

            He was looking a little green around the gills and will have to swing far right in the primary – so could have himself a problem.

    • 129 anniebella
      August 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

      That was disgraceful, disrespectful, if we blacks acted that way the whites there supporting McConnell would be calling us unruly, wild, don’t know how to act. Every speaker even McConnell should have been allow to speak without the interruption.

    • 130 arkluvspbo
      August 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Future president of the United States of America!
      Gotta love the paid protestors and the lady with her sign calling them out.
      2014 will be the year of the Women!
      Those men in congress who think they can get away with their sexist remarks and harassments have got another thing coming.

  37. 131 Dudette
    August 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

    This is the other video about the ALEC scuzzballs that I was thinking of. It’s not from the same group (PRWatch), and it’s kinda tough to watch. A message worth sharing far & wide. [Apologies to anyone for whom this is just too much.]

  38. 133 Dudette
    August 5, 2013 at 1:42 am

    You might have seen some of the speculation about possible Fed Chairman nominee front-runners. Stephanie Cutter has chimed in with her endorsement of Larry Summers. Have to say this is the first time I find myself disagreeing with her about anything..
    I’m in the Anyone but Summers camp!

  39. 136 nathkatun7
    August 5, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Dudette, am I mistake, here? Although this is a tweet from Stephanie Cutter, she is not the one personally endorsing Larry Summers. The endorsement in that piece is from Bradford DeLong, a U.C. Berkley professor that she is simply sharing. I didn’t see where she “chimed in with her endorsement of Larry Summers.” By the way, I found the professor’s ideas for why he favors Larry Summers quite reasonable. Prof. Delong also stated emphatically that he would have no problem if President Obama picked any one of the other five leading candidates. I’ve never understood why people are so passionately anti- Larry summers, one of the most brilliant economists and one of the people behind Bill Clinton’s success in creating record numbers of jobs.

    • 137 57andfemale
      August 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Because he was a major leader in the deregulation of Wall St during the 1990’s, the repeal of Glass-Steagall and keeping derivatives free of regulation. He was far from a progressive economist, but was a DLC (right-of-center, business over workers) advocate. He is not responsible for the internet bubble which fueled job creation during the Clinton years – many of those jobs would have happened anyway. In context, the DLC movement was a way for Dem’s to shed the ‘tax and spend liberal’ banner, but in retrospect it did a lot of harm. Clinton could have reinstituted anti-trust, but instead put consolidation on steroids. He could have worked to strengthen manufacturing in the U.S., and instead led the charge to send manufacturing jobs overseas. Larry Summers was a huge proponent of all of these things. We can accurately say that many of the policies pushed by Larry Summers in the 1990’s, fueled and put on steroids during Bush/Cheney, led to the economic collapse. He’s a deficit hawk (which helped initially in the beginning of the Clinton administration, but more because it brought in tax revenue than slashing necessary spending).

      I am interested to hear if he still supports those same policies. If he does, then I really don’t want another right wing hack leading the Fed. We need more balanced ideas than what we’ve been given since Greenspan. I don’t need or want a raving liberal economic loon at the Fed, but I do want a return to balance and sanity. Larry Summers will have to prove to me that he’s that man, because his record does not show that.

  40. August 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Good Morning Early Bird TODers!

    UT, thank you for hosting TOD’s fabulous celebration of President Obama’s 52nd birthday. I hope that he had an enjoyable day and was able to feel the love and well wishes from all his supporters here and around the world.

  41. August 5, 2013 at 6:47 am

    A humorous admonishment cautioning us not to judge a book by its cover:

    Don’t Assume You Know How Retta Rolls

  42. 145 LDS
    August 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Good morning, TODers!
    Wow, what a birthday celebration!
    Swbluega, I join in with you. I know he felt the love.

    Sen. Allison just made my week. I am calling her Senator because she is going to win.
    Old ass Mitch and his #Do Nothing Congress should not be allowed to take a month long vacation.
    They got paid all year for doing absolutely nothing! He sits there as if he deserves to and proud of his obstruction( very uncomfortably)…
    He needs to go!
    I am going to donate to her capmpaign today.
    Have a great day, everyone!

  43. 147 JER
    August 5, 2013 at 7:34 am

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