Obama Thanks His Campaign Staff


Weird. I couldn't see the Teleprompter.
Compare this video- of the President showing humility & gratitude - to the Romney-bot video castigating the 47%, while he shills to his rich contributors! Thank God we re-elected a genuine human being, and a damn smart one at that!
Awwww, a tear in his eye! So sweet.
It's true that his campaign and presidency has jolted political energy into sections of the electorate that just didn't have it before -- c.f. so many people so surprised that the high minority and youth turnout of 2008 was not a statistical outlier, but a lasting change in the (presidential) electorate. He's good, but I think that demographic shift, that enthusiasm and involvement among young and non-white voters, is real hope and change.
And not a teleprompter in sight. (Take THAT, Irrational Right.)
He's redistributing tears
he's crying because he knows the economy is heading down the crapper....
Compare this video to the Romney-bot video castigating the 47%, while shilling to his rich contributors! Thank God we elected an actual human being with an ounce of humility, and a damn smart one at that!
Tears of Guilt.

InterGenerational Economic Rapists don't sleep well at night.....
See? This is exactly the kind of person I want as president. Not some insider incubated in the corridors of power who's himself (or herself) hunting for power and glory, but someone who's been one of us, who truly believes in us, and truly wants to make our world a better place. Someone who embodies the idea of a public servant in the best sense. This is why America elected him in landslide. Throwing him out to replace him with someone like Romney would have been a tragedy of lasting regret. So glad he's back in the White House.

Now, don't forget the goal, Mr. President.
@7 @9 that's for keepin it realllllllllllllllllll!!!
Beautiful. I outflank him on the left a few billion points, but my god, I'm glad he won.
@9: But rapist-rapists sleep great in a Romney administration. I'll take your dubious Economic variety, thanks.
I hope that @4 is correct. I hope "the rest of us" will continue to stay informed and involved. We've already gotten many important thing out of Obama's presidency but this may turn out to be the most important ones... And I think this is why Republicans are seriously coming unhinged. It really is the beginning of the death of white male privilege and they are scared shitless.
Obama, demonstrating that intimate, hard-won self-knowledge -- I get teary eyed myself when he admits that seeing the campaign workers and volunteers is what reminds him that the job he's doing is worth it. How often have we found the courage of our vocation by being told, unexpectedly, in words or gestures, that people Notice Us. It seems improbable that a President might need that kind of shoring up, but life in the fishbowl must often seem lonely. And there's he Sisyphian task laid before our President, reckoning with a despicable opposition and a broken system. It's encouraging to see a President so utterly human -- so entirely focused on the ends of power rather than the means.
What’s Up with White Women? They Voted for Romney, Too

But the fact remains that white females, taken as a whole, went solidly Republican. While the overall gender gap played a significant role in ensuring Obama’s reëlection, it didn’t have very much to do with white women, who remain one of the bulwarks of the Republican Party.

@16 LOL

The answer is that white females make up a smaller proportion of the overall electorate than they used to--thirty-eight per cent in 2012 compared to forty-one per cent in 2004--and Obama wracked up enormous majorities among non-white women, who are growing in numbers. Ninety-six per cent of black women voted for Obama; seventy-six per cent of Hispanic women voted for him; and so did sixty-six per cent of women of other races, including Asians.

Nighty night, Bailo.
@16: Phrase it any way you want, but the majority of Americans voted for Obama by a margin of 3 million votes. Citing any specific demographic group does not in any way diminish the fact that Obama was the choice of the most Americans. And frankly, continuing to bring up the white women, white men, or other racially defined groups as a mitigating factor is un-American.
@16 Thanks for the math you Republicans use to make yourselves feel better.

Single women happily and proudly voted overwhelmingly for Obama - me being one of them.

I am totally baffled that married women vote otherwise. Someone tell me, what is it about being no longer single that turns these women's brains? Is it moving to the suburbs? Or just having kids and the smug, obnoxious hormonal idiocy that sometimes results? Ie the notion that the repubs are "stronger on defense", ie they will "protect my family" better than the weakass dems?

Makes me fucking nuts.

Married women are less dependent on Uncle Sam's titty.

And less obsessed with murdering their babies.

Hense they are less receptive to Obama's lies.

Face it,

Your Big Tent is filled with the losers of society who are looking for someone to bail their inept asses out...

of course you will.

because you want stuff and you are unwilling to pay for it.

and you vote for Obama because he steals money from the next (two) generations to buy you shit you are unwilling to pay for yourself.

actually it is InterGenerational Economic Gang Rape, Obama is just the gang leader.

Your President truly is an Inspiration.

The most impressive thing is how he bravely trucks on, spending $1.78 for every dollar he collects in taxes.

Year after year.

Trillions of dollars after Trillions of dollars.

A man with that kind of steely determination and courage only comes along every couple of hundred of years......
Ms Velvet - If one doesn't want to go the Submitting to Their Husbands route, an alternate theory:

Marriage, perhaps especially for many women, represents a Victory, perhaps even for some the Ultimate Victory. The Married are, or at least may like to think of themselves as, Winners. And most of us, I'm sure, can agree that it is enjoyable to feel like a Winner. Thus they have an interest in voting for those likely to perpetuate and enhance their Winner status.

That the success is not entire reminds me a little of how Miss Mackay attempts to break up the Brodie Set when they reach the Senior School, with its House System. Jenny, Sandy and Mary, Monica and Eunice, and Rose are divided between the four houses and forced to compete against each other in ever walk of school life. While inter-house friendships must not suffer, each house must go all out to win the shield. It was the Team Spirit. Sadly for Miss Mackay, the years of Miss Brodie, with her tales of Sybil Thorndike and Anna Pavlova, had more than inoculated them against the Team Spirit, and it was only Eunice, who was so athletic that she could not help it, who got put onto any team on which to try her spirit.
Compare and contrast:

Obama: "I'm proud of you!"
Romney: "Taxis are for closers."


What a colossal dick that man was, is, and shall forever be.
@22 I voted for Obama, and, believe it or not, I don't need stuff from the government. I'm gainfully employed, I pay income tax, and I'm a white male over 50. I also think that Bush 43 was the most egregious intergenerational economic rapist in the country's. history, and that Romney's fiscal proposals, vague as they were, made voodoo economics look rational.
@22 BTW --I'm sure you share my joy on the way all four marriage equality initiatives played out.
That was very inspiring to watch. I wish we had someone even a tenth as impressive in UK politics. Everyone over here is so relieved - we spent the last few months dumbfounded that someone like Romney even had a chance of running.

On the other hand, my ears are aching from the unaccustomed exposure to whooping in all these election videos. Time for a rest I think...
@20 Velvetbabe: Stockholm syndrome.
22, I pay more in taxes than you ever will, (Do you even pay any federal income taxes? You are sponging off of taxpayers like me.) and I will take Obama's vision over Romney's any day.
It all means nothing if Reid doesn't reform the filibuster rules in the Senate.
Had Romney won, he would given his staffers $5 and told them to pain the town red. Robots don't get emotional.
Theres' your real Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can't Lose moment.
@26: I pretty much ditto you.
@16: It's usually not a good idea to put a lot of stock into exit polls. Since they are not done in secret, they can't be relied upon to be truthful. If exit polls were all that accurate, then my area would have gone quite red, but instead it went blue.
@26, agree. I can't believe Romney could compete on those horseshit tax cut proposals. Paul Krugman lost his shit, and I thought (okay, hoped) he'd smack Mary Matalin on Georgie Stefanolopis Sunday roundtable show (Oct 7).


I love that video. @6 ftw.
He's a REAL man-- heart, soul and intellect.. great father, great husband, great human being