Sunday, January 22, 2012

You are not the only one impressed with Barack Obama's rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." So was Al Green.

Courtesy of TMZ:

Al Green just told TMZ ... he thinks President Barack Obama's version of "Let's Stay Together" was "terrific" and, "He nailed it." 

Green said, "I was thrilled that the President even mentioned my name, and if the President can get the economy going again and get everything going that he wants to, then we'll all be together." 

It wasn't that good, was it?

Even better with the music added don't you think?


  1. Anonymous3:04 AM

    It's my new ringtone (available at - genius!).

  2. Every time I play this clip I find myself smiling from ear to ear and clapping!

    I totally agree ... sounds even more fabulous with the music.


  3. Gryphen, did you mean to say, "It wasn't that good" or "It was"? Thought latter.

  4. Virginia Voter4:14 AM

    Ohhh yeah, now you can get the sweet soulful sounds of President Barack Obama right on your cell phone:

    I think I know a certain fishwife in Wasilla who will want this.

  5. Anonymous4:44 AM

    I love my President! Neat voice as well as everything else he is showing us as President of the United States of America. He's doing an outstanding job!

  6. FJ Dandy4:48 AM

    This Canadian loves your President!

  7. Anonymous4:50 AM

    That song has been stuck in my head, ever since the president sang that verse. I have been singing and humming it ever since.. LOL...

    I love my president.

  8. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Love it, Love it, Love it! The president is soulful just like Al Green.

  9. He did nail it! Extra funny since he did it when people thought he would not.

  10. Anonymous6:43 AM

    President Obama has a sexy and soulful ringtone, while Newt Gingrich is trying to download a stupidity app (an endorsement)from Sarah Palin. One can't make this stuff up!

    Obama 2012!
    Let's Stay to Together!

  11. Anonymous6:49 AM

    What a great smile he has! When I watched that I spontaneously burst into a huge smile. Talk about charisma!
    I think he has his faults but I'm a proud supporter because I think he cares about people. Unlike Newty or Mittens.
    This among other things inspires me to want to work on the campaign.

  12. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Obama Sings; Republicans Get the Hook

    Obama is back. Just watch the President's relaxed, yet pointed, speech Thursday night at Harlem's Apollo Theater. Regardless of your party affiliation, or whether you personally like Mr. Obama or not, honestly tell me, after watching his performance, whether you think any of the four remaining Republican pretenders has a shot of defeating this President.

    My own informal poll of diehard Republican friends (many with lots of money to donate to the right GOP candidate) yields the same conclusion: Barack Obama is going to win a second term, no matter which flawed candidate the Republican Party nominates. The president's Apollo Theater speech --in which he famously performed a deft imitation of Rev. Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" -- tells me the reason why.

    Obama has the superior narrative. As any good debater or lawyer knows, story matters. You can have the best evidence, best arguments, best case, but in order to win the hearts and minds of a judge (or, in this case, a voter), you need a compelling narrative that knits the arguments and evidence of your case together.

    The Republicans think they have that narrative. Their story is that the previous Republican administration screwed up. That George W. Bush put us in unprecedented debt by adopting Democratic ideas like prescription drug benefits, but that Obama made the debt worse via ObamaCare, auto company bailouts, and a failed stimulus plan. Their answer to their loss in 2008 has not been to revisit those aspects of Republican theology that have empirically failed, but, rather, to double down on that theology.

    They invoke an old and familiar story. But it's not a fresh story.

    Campaigning on tax cuts for all, deregulation, domestic fossil fuel exploration, privatization of government services and huge increases in defense expenditures is straight from the Reagan playbook. That was 1980. It was an optimistic domestic narrative when the sitting president, Jimmy Carter, complained of an American "malaise." It was a strong foreign policy vision when compared to the desultory secular Marxism of a failing USSR.

    Today, that GOP vision smells like stale bread. The tropes are so tired that even if the self-proclaimed, self-enamored champion of those ideas, Newt "Open Marriage" Gingrich, cannot consistently abide them. Ditto for the Massachusetts Mormon, who is a classic Rockefeller Republican at heart, but can't come out of his faux conservative straitjacket and admit it. Why? Because he would be seen as John McCain Part Deux, and would lose the GOP nomination.


  13. AKRNHSNC8:04 AM

    Michelle Obama is a lucky woman. What a beautiful family we have in the White House. I'm so proud to call them our First Family.


  14. Anonymous8:30 AM

    BA-ROCK my world!!
    Mr. President, I'll be a'blushin' and a'swoonin' all the way to the voting booths, not that I wasn't before you crooned my clothes off, of course.

  15. MC30319:04 AM

    LOVE THAT!! It never fails to make me smile. The music is great!

  16. honeybabe9:46 AM

    our president never fails to amaze. i am so grateful he is in the white house.

  17. I am new to your following (officially,......however, I have read your blod every day for about forever). I am wondering if sales have gone way up for Al Green.

  18. Oh great. My debut on the comments and I can't spell "blog". Anyway, love the reading here, and am glad to be able to participate now.

  19. Anonymous12:28 PM

    @kitL said...
    I am new to your following (officially,......however, I have read your blod every day for about forever). I am wondering if sales have gone way up for Al Green.

    kitL said...
    Oh great. My debut on the comments and I can't spell "blog". Anyway, love the reading here, and am glad to be able to participate now.

    10:39 AM


    Welcome kitL!

    I like you already! I, also, took a long time to start commenting. I always enjoy new people and look forward to reading your comments, misspellings and all.


  20. Anonymous12:34 PM

    I, too, have been singing this song since it came out. Every day I go to Youtube and play it to start the day off right.

    The Repugs have nothing but ugly to sell and it's not going to work this time, I am confident.

    Obama 2012!


  21. Anonymous4:01 PM

    I got the chills when I heard this. Is there anything this man CAN'T do? Love him!

  22. Anita Winecooler8:51 PM

    Wonder if he can team up with Tina Turner and Al Green to do the whole song. A fantasy, I know, but indulge me!

    I love OUR President!

  23. Just want to say thankyou to Alicat for the warm welcome and I will look forward to absorbing your comments!


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