Obama to Congress: FU, I got this.

ABOUT TIME

"The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact."

My “Reaction GIF” folder is ready.

Bring it, Mr. President.

notentirely:

this made me giggle and happy-smile so big, had to have it on mah blog.

timelightbox: Pete Souza/The White HousePresident Barack Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012. See more never-before-seen photos from the White House here.

notentirely:

this made me giggle and happy-smile so big, had to have it on mah blog.

timelightbox: Pete Souza/The White House
President Barack Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012. See more never-before-seen photos from the White House here.

I’ve been watching pundit after pundit talk about how they didn’t see the enthusiasm for Obama that they did in 2008 and were therefore confused by the turnout on election day.

mar-see-ah:

I think they don’t quite understand what Obama did in 2008. He didn’t just give speeches that showed him as a charismatic, intelligent leader, he educated us. And while I was involved with politics before (my father was a politician and I worked on several campaigns, including extensively in 2004), I never saw my peers caring -deeply caring- about the elections before 2008. But after Obama we cared about politics - not politics, actually, issues.

And once you care about issues you don’t go back.

And the issues haven’t changed much since 2008. Gay rights. Middle class. Women’s rights. Those are things that my peers care about.

We weren’t polled because we’re not considered likely voters. Oh, those 18-32 year olds? Especially the childless ones? Who cares what they think. But we do think. And we do vote. And we vote our values - liberal values. Even my husband, one of the least political people I know (weird, right?) was calling people on the eve of the election, reminding them to vote, talking to them about issues, and making an effort.

While I’ll always be an Obama true believer, I love how he awoke a generation to politics, showing them that they can effect change, that yes we can make a difference in our future.

And that’s my favorite thing about Obama.

Very well said.

theweekmagazine:

Anyone chalking up the GOP’s defeat to supposed “gifts” to Latinos, blacks, and young people is “paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much that hurt Republican prospects,” says Andrew Kohut at The Wall Street Journal.
Why Mitt Romney will regret blaming his loss on Obama’s ‘gifts’ to minorities

This fucking douche bag and his douchebag party.  GO AWAY INTO THE LONG, DARK NIGHT OF HISTORY FUCKERS.  YOUR TIME IS OVER.  FUCK OFF.

theweekmagazine:

Anyone chalking up the GOP’s defeat to supposed “gifts” to Latinos, blacks, and young people is “paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much that hurt Republican prospects,” says Andrew Kohut at The Wall Street Journal.

Why Mitt Romney will regret blaming his loss on Obama’s ‘gifts’ to minorities

This fucking douche bag and his douchebag party.  GO AWAY INTO THE LONG, DARK NIGHT OF HISTORY FUCKERS.  YOUR TIME IS OVER.  FUCK OFF.

nedhepburn:

Empire State Building, right now. 

nedhepburn:

Empire State Building, right now. 

(via kateoplis)

Ok, what’s next?

President Bartlett Obama (via apoplecticskeptic)

Golf clap.

Chloe is fired up and ready to go!

When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America.
One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision.
One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with America’s march of freedom; one does not. I want our president to be on the right side of history.
Michael Bloomberg just endorsed Obama. (via theatlantic)

(via theatlantic)

The 1980’s are calling and asking for their foreign policy back. — PRESIDENT OBAMA, remarking on Mitt Romney calling “Russia” the greatest threat to the United States. (via inothernews)