Couldn’t be prouder….

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253 Responses to “Couldn’t be prouder….”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Same here

  2. 5 dudette9t9
    October 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

  3. 10 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    i love them

  4. 12 Betsy
    October 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I agree. I couldn’t be prouder myself if he was my own son or hubby. Thank you PBO for being so presidential.

  5. 13 sherijr
    October 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    yes indeed. Right man Right Job Right Time.

  6. 15 dotster3
    October 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

  7. 17 majiir
    October 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    PBO did what he had to do, and in my case, I think he performed superbly! Mission Accomplished.

  8. 19 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    More win for Pres. Obama. Romney epitomizes LOSER.

  9. October 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    A gentle reminder, don’t bring media GOP/shill stuff here tonight, thanks😉

  10. 25 terim
    October 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Fabulous photo. President Obama was just awesome!!!

  11. 26 No Child Left Behind
    October 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Thank Mr. President. You were brillant. You were also a compassionate teacher to Mittster Rmoney who needed a bit of schooling tonight.

  12. 28 vitaminlover
    October 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    ‘Ain’t no woman like the one i got’ Am digging they way our beloved PRESIDENT RE-ELECT OBAMA embraces his wife. Love this and them!

  13. 35 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Aside from all the rest of the ridiculousness that Mitt said tonight (see dudette Tweet above) I think that one thing shouldn’t be overlooked…and that is Mitt’s outright blatant unadulterated lie about the auto industry. I know it was supposed to be a FP debate, but everyone in the WORLD knows what Mitt said about the auto bailout. He lied to America’s face and even those that just might have given him a pass on all the other lies…I just get the feeling that this lie, was a bridge too far. If he lied when everyone knew, EVERYONE…then what would he do if he were President? I think shit just got real for some folks…..and the issue of integrity got clarified.

    • 36 cookemom
      October 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      yep, and he inited folks to look it up. Well, guess what folks are doing? That’s right, looking it up. So unless Mitt has a Google mop, I’d say he may have just used the last nail.

  14. October 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    • 38 Pamela
      October 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      And you, First Lady Obama, are the strength on his right arm! Thank you for being your wonderful self, and for being there for him, and for all of us who love him!

    • 39 anniebella
      October 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      I agree with you FLOTUS. I am so proud of him too. 4 More Years.

  15. 40 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    More WIN for Pres. Obama. Voters know the truth.

  16. 41 Ceb
    October 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Those full body hugs that they give each other; the way that he falls in to her and closes his eyes. Love it.

    And yes I will say it: this debate, this exercise in power, intellect, and determination was very sexy. Just saying.

  17. October 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    CNN poll Obama 48 Romney 40

  18. 48 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    awe look: Glenn Beck haz a big sad –

  19. 55 Jeff
    October 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I have a very real fear if GOD FORBID if Mitt The Twit became president that he’d start a trade war against China.

  20. 62 Kreen
    October 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Chips I really want to thank you for providing this space and putting in all this work. U r truly appreciated!

  21. 64 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Ok let’s all click on this at 10:44 for our #44! And raise a toast to his calm cool presidential self!!!

    • 65 Judith Fardig
      October 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

      Well, that was delicious! I’ll never tire of any member of the Obama family. They are such loving human beings, and we are so lucky to have them in the White House! Now back to work with OFA. We made 855 calls tonight before the watch party with 12 people at one house. It’s fun when you do it together!

  22. October 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

  23. 67 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Crank it up!

  24. 69 hgerhard
    October 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    At a recent OFA gathering, we were asked to come up with one word to describe why we support President Obama. I had to answer first, and I didn’t hesitate at all. “Trust”. Tonight I feel that trust more strongly than ever. This is the President to lead us from economic disaster to renewed growth and security, to lead the country and the world in the 21st century with intelligence, integrity and compassion. I am so proud to be on his team.

  25. 72 Jeff
    October 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    watching Criminal Minds now and eating dinner.

    Great debate. PBO will win this election!

  26. October 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

  27. 75 Joy
    October 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    You are fast Miss Chips! I post and next thing I know there is a new post. Thanks for providing this to everyone. I really enjoy everyones comments and love the discussion. Great place to come and read with so much information provided by so many people on their toes. Believe it or not, in Canada we do watch American politics and I am confident that the majority of Canadians are routing for PBO in this election. Good job neighbour!

  28. 77 a4alice
    October 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  29. 78 FiredUpInCA
    October 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  30. 83 Kreen
    October 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    So guys shall we donate some tonight? Anyone who can please? Thanks

  31. October 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  32. 92 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

  33. October 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    OK. Its over, and now it is up to us. I am out again tomorrow and everyday until the 6th. GOTV!

  34. 96 auni
    October 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    This was a great night for all of us who love this country and want it to stand for worthwhile principles. President Obama will be remembered as one of our greatest leaders. History will be very kind to him.

  35. 98 yardarm756
    October 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Rerun from previous thread.

  36. 100 Rita
    October 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    This is my take…

  37. 101 Ceb
    October 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Good night Chips, TOD family and Lurkers. I had fun.
    I also won the dueling campaign signs battle in my neighborhood. Good day all around.

  38. 102 daisydem
    October 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Oh my God … haven’t read the comments …just scrolled down to say that hug between Michelle and our President (her hubby); you can
    FEEL it. Really.

  39. October 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    This exchange looked very pleasant. I said, “LOOKED”.

    Obama Speaks With Tagg Romney After Debate (VIDEO)



  40. 104 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Pres. Obama RULED the internets with this phrase.

  41. 105 Pamela
    October 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Except for all the adult Robneys in that photo of PBO speaking with the little boy, (who hasn’t been brainwashed yet,) I really enjoyed seeing the smile on the little guys face, and how his eyes are all lit up, and I did notice, at the end, as hard as it is to see that ugly family swarming around Myth like he’s a hero, I swear that little kid wanted to have PBO hold him, then they passed him to the back of the circle, and away from the President. Kids just know, and this kid was no different from the others.

  42. 109 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    • 110 Vicky
      October 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

      I watched his lip-smacking in this instance. And then he swallowed hard — I could see his Adam’s apple rise and fall in his neck. He looked like he was close to barfing.

  43. October 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

  44. 121 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    My, my how things have changed. That SCOTUS decision was so big. Not that it should have ever gone there… In any event now all the peoples luv them some ObamaCare!!

  45. 123 Joy
    October 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Goodnite to the east coast peeps, I’m a west coaster and it is 8:50 pm here…I just have to check out Bill Mahers tweets tonight, hopefully he was tweeting this one.

  46. October 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    LOL I got this from somebody on FB. “Romney’s 5 Point Plan
    1. To the left
    2. Take it back now y’all
    3. Right foot let’s stomp
    4. Left foot left stomp
    5. Cha Cha now y’all
    Reverse! Reverse!

  47. 128 LDS
    October 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you Chips for tonight. I just love how they run into each other’s arms. They look and feel safe there.
    We will win this if everyone VOTE! And we continue to work harder these few days to make sure every one get out. Our President is still working hard starting tomorrow. We must do the same! Do not let up now.

  48. October 22, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    • 131 utaustinliberal
      October 23, 2012 at 12:05 am

      Oh…he’s definitely apologizing. Twerp. Even he realizes his daddy got SMACKED DOWN.

    • 132 amk for obama
      October 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

      You could see FLOTUS saying that’s ok, that’s ok. As gracious and as classy as ever.

    • October 23, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Michelle did not look that amused.

      • 134 99ts
        October 23, 2012 at 12:30 am

        Who would be amused by a candidate that brings 25 husbands, wives and children on stage after the debate – the Obama children were at home – school is their priority. Mitts family are seriously dysfunctional – more money than the Palins – but equally unhinged.

      • 135 theo67
        October 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

        Cut them some slack. Pres Obama gets four more years as President, and a lifetime as a world’s favourite. Romney’s 15 minutes are up in 15 days… Let them enjoy the limelight one last time.

    • 136 Kreen
      October 23, 2012 at 12:30 am

      Good God! How many of these Romneys are there? They seem to pop out of the walls! Why dud they have to bring every Romney and their mama on stage? Ugh…scary stuff LOL

    • 137 globalcitizenlinda
      October 23, 2012 at 2:41 am

      could tagg also be asking POTUS for a Pre-emptive Presidential Pardon for his suspcious activity in the financial market?

      Tagg definitely needs to apologize for his pumpous & disrespectful comments about PBO during this election cycle

  49. 138 donna dem 4 obama
    October 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

  50. 143 Rita
    October 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    OK folks, now is the time when the pedal hits the metal. Our GOTV efforts have to be second to none. Find a GOTV event near you and volunteer: http://www.barackobama.com/gotv#!/ We need volunteers in all roles!

  51. 146 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm


  52. 149 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

    This year, Horse and Bayonet will be the new retro Christmas gift for kids!

  53. 152 desertflower
    October 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

    If anyone is able or so inclined to donate…in our quest for sanity in AZ and keeping a Dem Senate…please consider a contribution to Dr. Carmona.


    Thanks, guys!!

  54. 155 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I couldn’t believe Romney said this. I’ve never laughed so hard. What a fool.😆😆😆

  55. 158 FiredUpInCA
    October 23, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Dkos headline: CBS: Obama wins 3rd by larger margin than Romney won 1st+

    “According to the CBS Snap Poll, 53% say Obama won the third debate 53-23%. This is a larger margin than CBS’ first debate poll which had Romney winning 46-22%.”

  56. October 23, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Btw- does anybody know how the turnout was today in Wisconsin and Colorado?

    • 160 Vicky
      October 23, 2012 at 12:07 am

      I don’t know the turnout in Wisconsin yet. It will be challenging to make many determinations about it as we do not register according to any party. I will be especially interested in turnout in Milwaukee and Madison — that is the early voting that will make the most difference.

    • 161 anniebella
      October 23, 2012 at 12:25 am

      I don’t know who listen to MSNBC were that McCain guy who work on the 2008 McCain campaign, but he was lying through his teeth, he was trying to find some way to make Mitt look good, even if it meant lying.

  57. October 23, 2012 at 12:04 am


    I hope you can find the video post debate on MSNBC where Rachel Maddow goes into great detail about why it’s offensive, not that WILLARD changed his positions on Afghanistan and so many other things tonight, but that he denies that he had held those previous positions. Maddow’s rant was righteous and just so on point at the heart of it is Willard’s lack of character.

  58. October 23, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Ok, this has been a very fun afternoon/evening of pulling on a decrepit elephant’s tail. Now off to read. See y’all on the flip side.

  59. October 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

    It is clear and arithmetic, to see whose behind was kicked tonight. Feel free to share what you think about whose behind got bruised and you place your bet?

  60. 170 a4alice
    October 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

    OK. It’s late here in MN called for volunteers before I got home to watch the debate with you all. Peeps are fired up and coming out of the woodwork to put in some time for the President and that’s what we need before this is all over. Many hands make light the work!

    but now I better get up the stairs before I fall asleep here on the cou-


    (nite TOD – Thanks Chips!!!)

  61. 171 LunarSea
    October 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Dagg can’t keep up w/you all. Found myself in an echo chamber that was the last post. Now to catch up with the 122 posts I missed here. lol

  62. 173 99ts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Hello everyone – it’s 2pm in my world – I completely missed the debate, having to take older folks to docs and shops – but fabulous to get home – make the coffee and read all the wonderful posts. PBO excelled – as usual – I watched some pieces and loved that he looked at Romney and listened so intently – before wiping him out with the response.

  63. 174 otter44
    October 23, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Rmoney failed the Commander in Chief test tonight.

  64. 175 prettyfoot58
    October 23, 2012 at 12:14 am

  65. 176 Smoothscotch
    October 23, 2012 at 12:14 am

    These are funny.

  66. October 23, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Click this link or else….

  67. 182 AnitaW
    October 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Joy Reid just handed Michael Steele his ass. He doesn’t like being the only one.

  68. October 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Joy Ann Reid rocks..

    that is all.

    • 184 jacquelineoboomer
      October 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

      She was magnificent. Wish I could remember some of her one-liners!

      • 185 jacquelineoboomer
        October 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

        Oh, I think I remember something Joy Ann said, more or less. She commented that Romney was talking like a vacuum cleaner salesman, who’d say anything to make the sale: This will clean your carpets, if you don’t need that it’ll clean your floors, if you don’t need that it’ll blow up balloons for ya.

  69. 186 donna dem 4 obama
    October 23, 2012 at 12:17 am

    PBO won over many voters tonight. I am convinced!!

    • 187 amk for obama
      October 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

      The ‘undecideds’ at this point can GFT.

      • 188 theo67
        October 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

        Indeed – who can still be undecided at this point? They would seriously let Mitt (Syria is Iran’s route to the sea… that’s why Iran’s been threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz…) be Commander in Chief, responsible for the lives of US troops and national security of the United States of America? Ridiculous.

    • 189 forus50
      October 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Nice that they FINALLY decided. Those other 9 shouldn’t get to vote. Kidding!

    • 190 COS
      October 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Have the 9 undecided voters seen the SNL clip on undecideds? They need to see that clip.🙂

    • 191 cman
      October 23, 2012 at 1:56 am

      I watched with my republican friends. And convinced 2 tonight to lean Obama from undecided. This debate was clear in exposing Mitt Romney as a shape shifting coward.

  70. October 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

    • 193 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 23, 2012 at 1:00 am

      😯 Yikes! 😯

    • October 23, 2012 at 1:14 am

      I think she wishes she were a better actress.

      • 195 theo67
        October 23, 2012 at 1:24 am

        She looks like she’s trying to imitate Michelle Obama at the convention, when she squeezed President Obama after his speech.

        • 196 Chi
          October 23, 2012 at 6:29 am

          You are right Theo…

          She tries too hard to replicate every move and natural and spontaneous pose Mrs Obama has been captured and photographed in with the President…

          It’s now almost bordering on the ridiculous and creepy…

          She also tried to mimic the still shot of Mrs Obama in a red dress resting her head on President Obama’s shoulder after he protested her declaration that Jill Biden was her favorite person in the room…


          • 197 theo67
            October 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

            Yup – luckily, we only have to endure these people for another two weeks. I can’t see them lingering on in the limelight like Palin after their defeat.

    • 198 majiir
      October 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

      I can see from way down here in GA that that’s probably one suit Romney will never wear again. It’s crumpled, and it looks like it has sweat stains all over it. He looks like a hot mess.

  71. 199 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

    One of the best moments of the night.

    • 200 Chi
      October 23, 2012 at 6:33 am

      This was my favorite moment too…

      Pretty much captured the difference in knowledge and savvy…

      I also enjoyed the President’s crisp description of his trip to Israel vis a vis Romney’s…

  72. October 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

  73. 205 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 23, 2012 at 12:24 am


  74. 207 Anna
    October 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

    How could anyone not be impressed with our Great President, and I was nervous pre debate because why, foolish, foolish me. He is just what I imagine a real President should be. He does make me feel safe.

  75. October 23, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Okay…this pic RIGHT HERE:

  76. 213 vitaminlover
    October 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Cn we say ‘BEAT DOWN?’ I know we can!

  77. October 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

    No NO NO. THIS pic right here: LOL

    • 217 utaustinliberal
      October 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Be afraid. Be very very afraid.😆😆

    • 218 desertflower
      October 23, 2012 at 12:46 am

      that’s photoshopped, right?

    • 220 99ts
      October 23, 2012 at 12:53 am

      If you have ever seen the British TV series “as time goes by” – Geoffrey Palmer plays the lead male role – in one episode when walking down the street he uses exactly that face to scare all the passers by. It took me awhile to remember where I had seen that experession before

    • 222 isonprize
      October 23, 2012 at 1:26 am

      IF the ‘fashion police’ are as hard on Ann Romney as they were on Michelle Obama, she’s gonna sound just like her husband.

      ‘Waaaah, waaaah, waah, They are picking on me’

      So. . . in the spirit of “you gotta be able to take as good as you give” here are a few words of advice for Ann’s “style”

      1. Dear, your hair looks like two totally different hairstyles on each side of your head.
      2. With all the money your husband makes, you couldn’t get a little nip and tuck around your neck?
      3. Please, please, PLEASE find a Mary Kay lady, your closet bobbi brown store, hell, even the make-up chart at the corner CVS. and learn where to put your cheek color. (or more accurately, teach your ‘girl’ how to apply your cheek color)

  78. 224 FoxfireTX
    October 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

    As always, I am soooooo proud of our President, his intellect, his poise, his strategy, I could go on and on. He absolutely HAS to win reelection so if there is ANYONE on this blog who is not currently volunteering with phonebanking, canvassing, etc PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider. He will win if we get out of the vote.

    But as a US citizen I have to say I am also very sad at the state of our politics. These men are running for the most powerful position in the world. And we have a challenger who is utterly lacking in principle or morals, and will say virtually anything to get elected. And the worst part is that this race is close. It truly is a sad day for America given what we saw tonight.

  79. 226 Jeff
    October 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

    sorry if I came out a little negative earlier.

    PBO will clearly win I can’t see it any other way. Romney would be WWIII.

  80. October 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

    This is a seriously important observation by a commenter on TPV’s post-debate thread: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/10/post-debate-open-thread.html#comment-689700141

    • 229 desertflower
      October 23, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Yes, excellent Tien Le..and Deaniac made another very good point. Everyone says that the FP debate doesn’t mean much…but this is the debate that people look to when they see if the candidate is worthy of being CIC. Romney failed and PBO showed the world why he IS the CIC!

  81. October 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Thank you Chips for this haven tonight. Superb job on the no-troll s allowed. Our PBO was masterful TOD. The man is amazing. I Loooove him
    severely. Sleep well everyone. Polls for tonight are looking great for our guy.

  82. 232 carla4obama
    October 23, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Chris Rock ‏@chrisrockoz
    Obama supporters are live tweeting the debate. Romney supporters are all ‘What’s twitter? I’m hungry. WHY HASN’T MY WIFE MADE ME DINNER??

  83. 233 forus50
    October 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

  84. October 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I’m wondering if Willard actually listened to the President tonight and maybe learned something about foreign policy?

  85. October 23, 2012 at 12:54 am

    VP Biden & his daughter Ashley watch the third presidential #debate from a hotel room in Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 22

  86. 247 Rita
    October 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Okay, this is too funny…

    • 248 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

      That skeleton with a swatch of eyelid skin probably has more wisdom and compassion in it than the real Ann Coulter. She’s vile.

  87. 249 desertflower
    October 23, 2012 at 1:07 am

    My GOODNESS we are quick!


  88. 252 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 1:09 am

  89. 253 Pugeretto
    October 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Great debate, thanks for all the great tweets and pics everyone…thanks Chips & TOD…forward.

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