Saturday, March 05, 2016

Barack Obama, great President? Perhaps. But greatest dad ever? Definitely!

Courtesy of LA Times:

President Obama says he plans to stay in Washington after the end of his presidency so that his younger daughter can finish high school with her class, a rare disclosure about his family's personal plans. 

During a visit with voters in Milwaukee on Thursday, Obama said he wasn't sure where he and wife Michelle Obama would settle down for the long term, but added that they were putting off the decision until daughter Sasha finished at Washington's Sidwell Friends School in spring 2019. 

"Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough," Obama told a group of people gathered to have lunch with him at a Milwaukee restaurant.

I am sometimes impressed by gifted politicians, but great parents are the people I admire the most.

And my admiration for President Obama just went through the roof.


  1. Anonymous2:03 PM

    President Obama and Michelle are outstanding parents and human beings.

    Nothing nicer than watching all of their love and respect of each other!

    I'm going to miss them being in the White House.

  2. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Agreed! Can't wait to see what those young ladies do with their lives. I'm sure it won't be... Oh, never mind. :)

  3. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Every time I see the First Family, the first word that comes to mind is "wholesome."

  4. I'm sure the Conspiracy theorists Are going to claim that Obama is secretly trying to get a third term

    1. Anonymous2:55 PM

      They are already fuming over it. According to the pee pond Rush said he was staying "to assure himself that his legacy is NOT tampered with or dismantled. He will operate a satellite presidency."

    2. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Oh FFS.
      Tin foil hats, everyone!

  5. Anonymous2:26 PM

    So much for the "community organizer," eh, $arah? See, this is what decent parents do; going to see their children through to be accomplished young women.

    Then we look at your children that you couldn't be bothered with and how they turned out.

    1. Anonymous2:47 PM

      That kills me, how Palin continues to mock anyone who refers to himself/herself as an activist or community organizer. Becoming people who care about people other than themselves and becoming people who learn to make a real difference often starts where Pres. Obama started. He and Michelle have had so much that is good to pass on to their children.

      Palin's children have never lifted a finger to make a difference. Track being in the military has nothing to do with his parents instilling in him a desire to serve. I will give him kudos for managing to hang in there a while and I do feel sorry for him for having been forced to do what he didn't want to do, but I can't call what he did selfless service for the greater good. Bristol and Willow, and soon Piper, are daughters who never had ambitions beyond figuring out a way to get a job that required the least amount of schooling possible, and they'll never go on to do anything that will show them as giving back to this world. Willow could even donate free makeovers to women in need who want to re-enter the work force or are otherwise just getting back on their feet, but that kind of giving doesn't occur to a Palin. Well, sometimes it does if there's a photo op.

    2. Anonymous3:16 PM

      Track was forced into the military to avoid the shit storm he created and it made mommy look even better for what she was trying to push.

  6. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Seven years in the White House spotlight with 2 teenagers...and not a hint of a scandal among them!

    I will deeply miss this family when the President's term is over, although I suspect there are many great things in all of their futures.

  7. Great president and great father/husband in my estimation!

  8. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Greatest President Ever.

  9. Great father.
    Great husband.
    Great President.

    Lovely, lovely family.

  10. Anonymous2:51 PM

    There's so much that he's doing that doesn't get the acknowledgement it deserves. And of course we've had to deal with the GOP in congress becoming bigger a-holes than we ever thought they would be. It's hard to believe we're now well into the new century and Newt was eons ago. First thing Pres. Obama did was sign that Lilly Ledbetter Act, but the GOP still supports inequality of pay and control over one's life.

  11. Anonymous2:55 PM

    President Obama has been the most-honest, intelligent, and greatest president in my lifetime. He is a true centrist. I say as such as an old retired middle class person. Historians might argue whether Obama, Eisenhower and Truman are similar, but because of Fox News and right wing radio, as well as right-wing gobbled-up print media, we'll never have that discussion with the average person,

  12. Yup. And the GOP is freakin' out. Don't know what they're worried about. President Clinton or President Sanders isn't going to mind.

  13. Anonymous3:19 PM

    When did Todd Palin ever interact with Bristol, Willow, or Piper like that?The only men hugged by the Palin girls are Trial Daddies. Dysfunctional is the Palin Family meme.

  14. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Remember back, way back when Sarah was trying to bully Sir Murkowski for senate. She was complaining she needed to know immediately so she could relocate the kid's to DC school. Of course we knew she didn't care about transitioning children. She was trying to overwhelm the nomination pool with her supposed maternal concern.

  15. PalinsHoax3:43 PM

    Great President. Greatest father.

    And I'm sure Mrs. Obama would say that he is also the greatest husband.

    The way they treat each other and their daughters, with respect and love, is so wonderful. You can tell they all also like each other and enjoy each others' company, important aspects of any successful relationship.

  16. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Best President in modern history. I would vote for him again!! 8 more years please.

  17. What a great, All-American family.

  18. Anonymous4:33 PM

    What a lovely photo! Pres. Obama sets a fine example.

  19. Anita Winecooler4:34 PM

    Parenting, especially good parenting, probably is at the head of his list every minute of every hour of every day. Imagine raising kids through puberty in the fishbowl known as the White House?
    He, Michelle, and Mrs. Robinson are role models for fantastic nuclear families for ALL people.
    I'm so proud of the first daughters, not one headline, scandal, nor misstep, because the Parents and Family have done a stellar job.

    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      It's a grounded, loving family that brings Grandma Robinson in to be there for when they can't be for Presidential and First Lady duties.

      I had to laugh at their last Super Bowl interview CBS with them. Two rooms to watch it in, the diehards and where the food is at, "the champagne room." Where's Grandma Robinson? The champagne room, Michelle answered, having a glass. Good for HER!

      I truly love this family.

    2. Anonymous2:45 AM

      Remember how the right-wing lost their frickin' MINDS when the Obamas asked Michelle's mother to live with them at the White House to be their stand-in babysitter when both the President and the First Lady were busy with official duties? Who better to care for the girls than the grandmother they'd known and loved their entire lives?

  20. Anonymous5:09 PM

    "I don't think about Sarah Palin." -- 2008
    And he STILL doesn't, Boopsie!
    Good Lord, why would he.

  21. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Love President Obama.

  22. Anonymous6:48 AM

    "Hey you bitches wanna join the choom gang?"

    1. Anonymous8:52 AM

      6:48 AM Are you lost in space?


Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.