Obama gives high-fives, does pushups at Easter Egg Roll
April 9th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Obama gives high-fives, does pushups at Easter Egg Roll

(CNN) – With the Easter Bunny at his side, President Obama kicked off the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll Monday while receiving a warning from the first lady not to get too competitive.

"I think the president is going to try to beat a three-year old," Mrs. Obama said as the president shrugged his shoulders. “I hope he does not.”

As the Marine band concluded familiar medleys from Indiana Jones and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the president briefly spoke to thousands of children assembled on the sunny South Lawn of the White House. He then introduced his wife as “the one truly in charge.”

Mrs. Obama ticked through the day’s myriad of activities, including book readings by actors Julianne Moore and Forest Whitaker, a basketball clinic led by NBA stars Mitch Richmond and Daryll Dawkins, and musical performances by several “tween” performers including Janelle Monae and Cody Simpson. More than 30 thousand children are expected to participate in the day-long activities.

The president himself partook in several of the activities, beginning with refereeing a few rounds of the egg roll as star-struck parents looked on. He soon came to the aid of one young boy who was having a particularly tough time getting his egg over the finish line. When the two managed to get the job done together, they shared a mutual high five before an army of press cameras.

Obama proceeded further down the lawn for a reading of “Where the Wild Things Are,” the classic 1963 Maurice Sendak book. That was followed by a quick stint at the basketball court where the president was forced to complete a couple of pushups after missing three jump-shot attempts.

"Somebody saw me cheating on my push ups," Obama joked after members of the press grumbled he did not fully complete them.

Meanwhile, the first lady made an appearance at a cooking station, where shrimp tacos were on the grill.

“Smells delicious!” she said.

The more-than century old event officially dates back to President Rutherford B. Hayes, though some historians say the event might go back even further than that.

While the egg roll itself has largely remained the same, some of the day’s other activities have a bit of a newer feel.

“We’ve got a wonderful Yoga Garden,” the first lady said to cheers. “There’s something here for everyone.”


Topics: President Obama

soundoff (140 Responses)
  1. Guess What

    more useless photo ops for the useless idiot who thinks he is in charge

    April 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Army MP

      Um... When did a 134 year old tradition, celebrating Easter, become a useless tradition?

      April 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
      • Henry

        When the teahadisits like "Guess What" had to watch a black man take over the tradition. :)

        April 10, 2012 at 8:08 am |
      • timmy

        The first time a muslim participated.

        April 10, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
    • nipthedog

      That 'useless idiot' is the President of your country. In spite of your political leanings, show some respect.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
      • Petey Pablo

        would you have done the same for bush?

        April 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
      • Barry

        That "idiot" is speeding up the process of ruining our country so wake up.

        April 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
      • Vigla

        THe country was already well dsestroyed by theprior administration, for which you now blame the current resident. You must be 4 years old.

        April 11, 2012 at 8:38 am |
    • MajestyRider

      You should really learn some respect for the office of the Presidency.

      April 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
    • Femi Ajiboye

      I can't believe you folks can condescend so low as to vilify your own President. You don't appreciate what you have until you lose it

      April 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • Steveo

        Femi,

        Welcome to American politics 101! Can it be more civilized? Absolutely! Will it be? Probably not! Keep in mind this is nothing new! Bush,Clinton, et al were hammered too! I believe Washington and Lincoln would have been hammered too if the internet existed back then! Perhaps not so much Washington but Lincoln for sure!

        April 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
      • Vigla

        Steveo – they were, just in different ways. I mean, they hated Lincoln so much a civil wart started for pete's sake!

        April 11, 2012 at 8:39 am |
    • Ron

      Are you that bitter and disgruntled that you can't even appreciate our thats right yours and mine first family celebrating Easter with children from all walks of life. Your just pathetic along with the rest of the idiots on here that post derogatory comments about our President and his beautiful family.

      April 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • Howard

      The corrupt, unconstitutional, 'pass it to see what's in it', pork-laden, 1 3/4 Trillion dollar Obamacare monstrosity is just another scam from our liar and thief, Barack Obama. If the democrats really want to contribute to health care, they should print Michelle Obama's, Nancy Pelosi's, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz's pictures on the back of pill bottles, to induce vomiting, in case of overdose.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
      • Vigla

        Howard, you know nothing. The "pork" you refer to isn't even in the bill... You have no credibility. Go away.

        April 11, 2012 at 8:41 am |
      • Frank

        You missed the part about the Affordable Health Care Act being implemented by private insurance companies, I guess. There is no "pork" as it will not be administered by the government. However, both Medicare and Social Security are very efficient single-payer systems-but how could someone like you know that?

        April 11, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • henfr01

      Isn't asking a black kid for a High Five racist?

      April 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • conrad

      Hi is in charge.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Frank

      Since I was am Army MP in Vietnam, I find your name an insult to one's intelligence. Our President was not only duly elected (sorry for you) but is an exceptionally intelligent person. If anything, he saved our economy fro another Great Depression, and we now have had 28 straight months of private sector job growth. Calling someone an idiot is mud-slinging only, and it gets all over you too.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  2. Dean

    The recovery begins when Obama's reign ends.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • Army MP

      What does that have to do with Easter?

      April 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
      • MajestyRider

        There are those sadly who will invoke politics on a holiday... sad..

        April 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
      • John

        I saw that Rev. Wright video also. Imagine saying that hateful stuff on Easter...

        April 10, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • nipthedog

      A nice story about some kids enjoying Easter. What is your problem Dean? Can you and your hatred take one day off at least?

      April 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • Dean

        My displeasure with this clown never sleeps.

        April 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
      • jean2009

        My displeasure with Dean never sleeps.

        April 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
      • Austin Jerry

        You know, before Obama, it was Clinton that all Republicans hated. And in a few years from now, they'll hate the next Democratic President. Perhaps after a generation will pass that civility will return, and where Republicans don't "hate" a president because of his\her political party, but simply disagree with the positions of the president.

        April 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • Henry

        Of course not. Dean is one of those conservative christians that hate everyone.

        April 10, 2012 at 8:10 am |
      • John

        Hate is what BO listened to in Rev. Wrights church when he talked about GD America.
        Just because someone disagrees with you it is not hate (as much as you libs think it is).

        April 10, 2012 at 11:22 am |
      • Steveo

        @Austin Jerry,

        So are you saying the hate is a one way street? Are you saying Bush was not hated by the left or Reagan, or Ford, or Nixon? IF that is what you're saying, you are no where near being honest!

        April 10, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • Army MP

        @ John
        I can't recall any president in history ever having to deal with the opposing party in the manner that President Obama has... Politicians signing a promisory note to oppose him at any chance. Maybe Lincoln but even then it wasn't really a party affiliation split so much as a geo-political split. Even Nixon didn't get thrashed like Obama about his views and that guy was crooked as grandpa's smile.

        April 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
      • Steveo

        @Army MP
        1. I appreciate your service first of all. Thank you
        2. Bush was and still is wore out by the left!
        3. I strongly believe skin color is a factor today!
        4. Neither party is innocent!

        April 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
      • John

        Army MP, either you are lieing or you are ignorant. Bush bashers were out in force throughout his administration.

        April 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • righttochoose

        @Army

        I don't recall a President in history that is more divisive and polarizing as this President. He campaigned on a promise of transparency and unity, neither of which have we gotten. Even the liberal Washington Post labeled Obama as the most polarizing President. Ever.

        April 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • a cut above the rest

      How do you spell Relief? R E P U B L I C A N

      April 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
      • alex

        i dont think thats how you spell relief....

        April 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
      • MajestyRider

        Nope.. that spells MISERY for the middle class.

        April 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
      • John

        As a middle class independent i'd prefer repubs over dems, by far.

        April 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
      • conrad

        Only so far as it relates to gas ...

        April 11, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • The Real Tom Paine

      Guess you'll be waiting until January 2017, when another Dem will take over. Have fun!

      April 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
      • John

        Right, just like the last election. LOL!!!!

        April 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
      • Vigla

        The last election was an abberation. This election will be a LANDSLIDE if women vote Democratic at a 60-40 clip...

        April 11, 2012 at 8:47 am |
    • HercNYC

      Our Country is In trouble Because of hate filled, Uneducated people like Dean.
      here is a perfect example how you shouldn't act.

      April 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
      • John

        BO grew up listening to he hateful rants of J. Wright. That is true hate of America and that is the side you are defending.

        April 10, 2012 at 7:02 am |
      • Frank

        John, the President did not "grow up" listening to Rev Wright. He went to his church in Chicago much later on, and is a mainstream Protestant Christian-like a great many non-evangelical Americans.

        April 11, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Leland

      Just like the recovery "W" left after the surplus by Bill Clinton......oops! he didn't, he left us the mess we're in now.

      April 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
    • MALEA

      Dean your so wrong. the recovery started when president Obama took office. Remember Bush had us in the dump. Oh i can't believe you forgot that.

      April 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • Vigla

      Dean, the recovery started under Obama in 2010. We've had months and months of job growth and economic expansion. What exactly are you talking about? Read much? The recession, started by Bush and his bunch of cronies, was reversed and the damage caused will take YEARS to correct. YEARS! The election of 2000 where Bush was "selected" by SCOTUS ruined us... And you blather about Obama and what he has done. What Obama has done PALES in comparison to the damage inflicted on us from 2001-2009.

      April 11, 2012 at 8:46 am |
    • Frank

      You must have missed the last two years of economic news. And Happy Easter to you too.

      April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  3. Scum 1981

    Can't people let the President have a little fun without making it political? In case you didn't read the article, this is nothing new. I disagreed firmly with Dubya, but I'd never criticize him for something like this. Get a life if you complain about something so trivial.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • a cut above the rest

      A president IS political! STUPID! He "runs" this country every day (into the ground)!

      April 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
      • jean2009

        Actually he is pulling it out of the ditch George W. Bush ran it into.

        April 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
      • John

        Out of the ditch and over the cliff...

        April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
      • jack

        at least John admits Bush ran us in the ditch.

        April 11, 2012 at 4:00 am |
  4. Scott

    Another fluff story brought to you by Obama's re-election headquarters – CNN.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  5. DEcember 2012

    OBAMA 2012! BRO U MAD?

    April 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • John

      Not really, just disappointed in this administration.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        U MAD IF YOU THINK OBAMA "REIGNS"
        U MAD IF PICS OF PRESIDENT IS STUPID. U SHOULD BURN YOURS.
        U MAD IF YOU CAN'T EVEN LET GO OF YOUR HATRED ON EASTER.
        U MAD IF YOU'RE TOO MAD TO ADMIT IT

        April 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
      • John

        December 2012 – did you hear J. Wright's speech on Easter? He is a true hater of America and that is what you support. .

        April 10, 2012 at 7:04 am |
      • jack

        when did we elect J Wright?

        April 11, 2012 at 4:01 am |
    • a cut above the rest

      A great example of Obama's followers–They can't spell nor communicate in full sentences.....

      "Me like Obama! R U gonna vote 4 Obama 2, Bro?"

      Another Trayvon Martian....

      April 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • The Real Tom Paine

        Gee, and I thought you were going to lurch into Grassley-speak. Idiot.

        April 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • jean2009

        We should address your spelling. The young man's last name is MARTIN; he is not from another planet.

        April 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
      • David

        Oh man... guys, let's tone it down a bit. Travon is dead.. Let's not trivialize his death.

        April 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        U MAD? U MAD? U WANT TO SHOOT ME?!! HAHAHAAA!!!

        April 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
      • MajestyRider

        Stay in the southern cell pool state you came from.

        April 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
      • MajestyRider

        cess pool state that is.

        April 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
      • weberBOB

        no another hate comment bought to you by the neo-conmen

        April 10, 2012 at 2:03 am |
      • Henry

        "cut above the rest"

        What a tool. If you're going to point out your problem with someones posting run a spell check on your own post. Your ignorance displayed above is typical repuke hypocrisy.

        April 10, 2012 at 8:56 am |
      • conrad

        your racism is showing

        April 11, 2012 at 10:39 am |
    • Henry

      hahaha :) posted like a boss!

      April 10, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  6. Prosperid

    IT BEGINS WHEN THE DEMS TAKE OVER THE CONGRESS AGAIN FROM THE DO NOTHING, HOPE THE PRESIDENT FAIL, 9% APPROVAL RATING DUE TO GOP MAJORITY, CRAPPY, HYPOCRITICAL,ETC, ETC...REPUBLICANS.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Scott

      How do you figure? The period of time from 2006 – 2010 when Democrats controlled Congress was our worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Since Republicans re-took control, we were able to prevent the Democratic recession from becoming a Depression.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Prosperid
        If you will check the record from 2007-2009 nothing was going anywhere in the Senate. It didn't matter who had a majority in the House. In the Senate there was a 49-49 split with two Independents which meant Dick Cheney would break any tie, and there was no 60 vote filibuster proof majority for either side.The Republicans actually had majorities in both house from 2005-2007.

        109th 2005–2007 100 44 55 1 — 435 202 231 1 1
        110th 2007–2009 100 49 49 2 — 435 233 198 — 4
        111th 2009–2011 100 57 41 2 2 435 256 178 — 1

        Read more: Composition of Congress, by Political Party, 1855–2013 — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774721.html#

        The true problem is the fact that George W. Bush didn't meet a war or a tax-break for the wealthy he didn't like...and instead of paying for wars and expenses with tax money he gave tax breaks and tax rebates while waging war off the books with borrowed money. That old Voodoo, trickle down method of putting us into 3 depressions/ recessions each time when it was tried before under; Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and under Reagan, and George W. Bush.

        Sorry but you obviously haven't a clue.

        April 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
      • acc999

        You're diluted Scott. What have the Republican Congress done? Boehner can't even get all his own bills passed which should always be a sure thing in the House. He's the biggest joke of a Speaker of the House. Where is their jobs plan? They're too busy growing government intrusion into our personal lives and naming post offices.

        April 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
      • Austin Jerry

        Scott, at least get your history dates in order. Democrats did not control Congress in 2006. They won the Congressional and Senatorial elections in November 2006, and didn't take control until January 2007.
        I'm not trying to be a jerk about this (ok, maybe a little). However, the housing bubble burst and began its' decline September 2006.

        April 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
      • John

        George Bush, George Bush, George Bush – LOL. We have a mess NOW. Stop living in the past. We are going on 4 years and that is all you have? How about the GSA? Bush's fault? LOL!!! It was warm in March and, according to this administration, the warmth made the unemployment numbers much worse – Bush's fault? LOL!!

        April 10, 2012 at 7:08 am |
  7. lilli

    Repo rejects at it again. Way to go first family. Good to see some new things going on at a time honored event. Obama 2012

    April 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • John

      Repo reject? Is that a Volt?

      April 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  8. ted

    The kids on the lawn probably are making a lot more sense than the Repukelicans in the senate and house and Obama is listening to them because as we all say – THE CHILDREN OF TODAY ARE THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY. Thankfully that is true because the Republicans have destroyed this country with their sucking up to the rich and the corporations and stupid wars. Obama is repairing all that damage and the kids will continue those efforts.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  9. DEcember 2012

    NEWT AND ROMNEY: "WHY AREN'T THOSE KIDS CLEANING TOILETS?"
    SANTORUM: " RELAX, IT'S SUPER SUNDAY. THEY WORK DOUBLE HOURS STARTING TOMORROW."

    April 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • Steveo

      How 'bout this instead DEcember 2012?
      LIBS: DON"T WORK KIDS AND WE'LL SEND YOU A CHECK!

      You make stuff up and I make stuff up, isn't that how it works? The only problem is all we get is made up "STUFF".

      April 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        ROMNEY: "I NEVER SAID KIDS SHOULD CLEAN MY TOILET. OH WAIT, I WROTE IT ON MY ETCHA SKETCH"

        BWAHAHAAAHAAA!!

        April 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • Steveo

        "Pass this bill so we can know whats in it!". Now that my friend, is comic gold right there! Yours was not too bad though, for a rookie!

        April 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        NEWT: "TO BE PERFECTLY CLEAR, I WANT TO GIVE THOSE KIDS A BAG OF SKITTLES, ICED TEA AND HOODIES SO I CAN HAVE AN EXCUSE TO SHOOT MY LOAD."
        PRISS: "HONEY, YOU NEVER NEEDED AN EXCUSE TO DO THAT."
        NEWT: "THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT."

        April 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
      • Steveo

        Sorry DEcember 2012,

        You took a LEFT turn on that one! Not funny at all! Probably best to stop while your behind (as in far, far away from being ahead).

        April 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        SANTORUM: "I THANK CHRIST AND TIM TEBOW FOR SAVING MY KID. IN CONCLUSION, SCIENCE SUCKS."

        April 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
      • John

        How about a comment from J. Wright? After all, those appear to be the type of haters you look up to.

        April 10, 2012 at 7:10 am |
    • a cut above the rest

      You have something against poeple working for something?
      The democrats and the liberals should learn from the kids on the lawn–They are WORKING TOWARDS A GOAL–Working to earn something. Not crying and whining to Obama "Wha, Wha, I want to have sex, gimme free birth control, wha, wha, i didn't use the birth control, now i have a baby, gimme food stamps and a cell phone, wha wha! Don't shoot me if I attack you, wha wha!!!"

      April 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
      • sarahsmart

        You would think someone would be embarrassed to post a comment displaying such ignorance or such a range of topics. Weird.

        April 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  10. Sarah B.

    What a nice day! Sounds like everyone had fun, I'm glad they are keeping the tradition alive :)

    April 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  11. simp

    @ guess what and Dean

    A couple of useless reps sprewing their venom, it's Easter can't you haters just shut up for a day?

    April 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • nipthedog

      Thanks Simp, what a sad reflection on the hatred in the United States. All I read here was a nice, simple story about kids having a great time on Easter, and at the White House to boot! How exciting for them. But the chattering hyenas have to come out and spew their vitriol.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
      • John

        if libs had their way it would be all good news and no truth on this site. Why do libs think it is unusual today for people making comments here about what others wrote? It is what is done every day in this site.

        April 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  12. Irma in North Carolina

    Guess what and Dean go over to fox news and make your comments there, they would appeciate all the hate over there.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • John

      Fox is #1 any way you look at it. What news do you watch, MSDNC? Maybe they will bring the great K. Oberman back for you. After all, when the new network started all we heard was how great Oberman is. LOL.
      We can only hope both Gore and Oberman lose the lawsuit...

      April 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • a cut above the rest

        If you want lies and tampering with evidence, like 911 tapes, watch NBC news! If you want to watch "Celebrity" NEWS NETWORK (Like the fruity Anderson)–Watch CNN!

        FOX NEWS-FAIR AND BALANCED!!!

        April 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
      • The Real Tom Paine

        What, Uncle Rupert's Propaganda Network is not balanced? Are they not ethical? Does the name Millie Dowler ring a bell? I hope you righties enjoy the fact you" news" comes to you courtesy of Saudi Princes, and other sterling figures like the Reverend Moon ( Owner of the Washington Times). Nice to see you can be so easily manipulated.

        April 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
      • jean2009

        http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/rupert-murdochs-american-scandals-20110803
        News is not fair or balanced when it is gathered in a corrupt manner.

        April 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
      • weberBOB

        That is why they have to put that fake statement on there site..."fair and balanced" ...because they no they are not that!......fair and balanced is called being a liberal to them(NEO-CONMEN)..... thank you for the good news NY T's

        April 10, 2012 at 2:16 am |
      • HercNYC

        This troll is Pathetic. Fox News Ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha. What a Genius . Blabbering on about J.Wright. What A Fear Mongering, conspiracy theorist wacko. Yeah.. yeah Chicken Little the Sky Is Falling. Actually No, is just The Gray Matter Leaking from your ears.

        April 10, 2012 at 10:16 am |
      • John

        The Unreal TP – You list the phone hacking scandal of News Of The World from 2002 and say it was FOX? Typical. That is like saying MSDNC was at fault in the Tawana Brawley case. Do you have ONE REAL ISSUE w/FOX? Or just lies? Just because you are having a love affair with the guy in the WH don't expect any of us to take your crap, you coward. Keep following blindly and getting the free stuff.
        You think J Wright is someone to be looked up to? You think he doesn't have the presidents ear? To you it is not fear mongering when BO talks about kids not getting food, SS going broke, Medicare being eliminated? All parks will be closed? Throw grandma off a cliff?

        April 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Steveo

      1. What is with you trying to chase folks away from this site?
      2. Why are you quiet concerning hateful posts from Dems/liberals? I have not once seen you ask them off to the hatefest called MSNBC. Why Irma, why?

      April 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  13. Bill Ayers

    The world is ours, it's futile to fight against the socialist new world order.....Muhuhahahahahahaha

    April 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  14. kate

    WE WILL WIN OBAMA 2012! Tea Party will be gone :)

    April 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • a cut above the rest

      The tea party is for our god given rights, freedom and right to bear arms.
      Deomocrats and liberals is for wanting the govt. to cater to their every need, are lazy, are immoral, godless creatures that only want thugs that steal, rape, murder and sell drugs to have guns. Not poeple who use them properly to defend themselves.

      April 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • The Real Tom Paine

        Last time I checked, you little fascist blackshirts were the only ones attacking or intimidating anyone. Remember the woman who got stomped on and beaten at a Rand Paul rally in 2010, or the reporter who got " arrested " by Joe Miller's hired thugs in AK because he asked a questions Miller did not like? Please, the record of hired thugs, assaults, brandishing weapons...all on the right. The Right wants nothing more than an extension of their red state welfare, where the Feds pay more than the lazy red-staters put in. I'm tired of subsidizing some redneck so tehy can take time off of work to hunt. Get a job, you lazy pieces of right wing excrement, and stop blaming others for the fact you can't compete.

        April 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
      • John

        The "black shirts"? Is that a comment about the black panthers? I thought it was. Welfare? You think welfare money is a company or person paying less taxes? LOL!!!! The Joe Miller incident? You mean the guy who showed up to cause trouble who was "walked out"? I assume you feel the same way about the people who were "walked out" of BO's speech last week.
        You libs want it both ways. Go Tea Party, keep up the good work. Our last election was proof you are working hard. The next election will validate this again.
        Try reading Ryans plan. You may be surprised. Or, you can wait until it is passed to find out what is really in it.

        April 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  15. jerry

    how about doing your job obama! Now your even being challenged (for the first time in Americas history) for the World Bank Presidentency appointment...can't you do anything right?

    April 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • jean2009

      @jerry Wrong again...it seems you can't even make up a good lie.

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/04/08/world-bank-nominee-jim-yong-kim-why-the-choice-makes-sense.html

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanne-carter/kim-world-bank_b_1405649.html

      http://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Pages/Reactions-to-the-Nomination-of-Jim-Yong-Kim-as-President-of-the-World-Bank.aspx

      http://news.yahoo.com/korea-leader-supports-us-world-bank-choice-050807396.html

      April 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
  16. GOP Whiner

    Obama should never take a day off!! He should constantly be working for the good of the USA so when he does something we can criticize it as wrong! He's a do nothing President who has done too much!! I can't afford my schizophrenia medication (which should be obvious) because of Obamacare which hasn't gone into effect yet! Soylent Green is made of people who were put into FEMA death camps by Obama!

    April 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  17. a cut above the rest

    Oh, our pretend Christian King, I mean president had the EASTER egg hunt. I'm surprised he didn't rename it the SPRING EGG Hunt and had a SPRING bunny instead!

    Guess he's trying to win over Christians after the Obamacare SLAP he gave us all. Well, not gonna happen!

    He sings, he does push ups, he plays basketball–yet hasn't got a CLUE how to run a Country!

    GOP 2012 FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! VOTE OBAMA OUT!!!

    April 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Baliane

      Lmao, it is the saddest thing that you do not even have a name to substitute for GOP. Oh man, and I thought republicans could not get more pathetic.

      April 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU CHRISTIANS WANT A KING? YOU ARE IN THE WRONG COUNTRY I SUGGEST YOU DEPORT YOURSELVES OUT LIKE ROMNEY WANTS. HAHAAAAAAAHAHAAA!!!

      April 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • LOL

      You realize the GOP nominate is Mormon right? A strange branch of Christianity that has many different views of traditional Christians. Our country hasn't been a Christian country for a long time, if it ever was. This is probably a good thing, and I say this as a Christian.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • weberBOB

      awwww to bad hes not a king.....he is a president.....i think you should move....

      April 10, 2012 at 2:24 am |
  18. Joi Gibson

    Wish I could have been there. That is a very adorable picture.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012

    April 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  19. MikeB

    Recognition of the secular detraction from the significance of Pass-Over and the Resurrection.
    Did Obama give recognition to the special and significant historical reasons for this holiday?
    Or is this Administration just honoring Pagans.

    April 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  20. T in Dallas

    Geez..the Easter Egg roll has been a tradition since almost forever and NOW people have a problem with the black man rolling some eggs across the grass? God help us!

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King Jr.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  21. Marla

    I always feel proud when I see our handsome President and his beautiful First Lady. They have taken what has been a stiff old holiday tradition and made it into something truly fun and educational for the lucky children who got to participate.
    What a joy those two people are!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  22. Henry

    Multiple studies have shown the average Fox viewer to be dumber than a box of nails. I myself enjoy it when the republican sheeple from fox come over here to CC and try to post intelligently. They are so easy to pick out. Poor little window lickers hate the scary black man who is President of the US. If President Obama walked on water they'd be whining he couldn't swim. Keep whining repukes, keep whining for four more years!!

    Go Obama!!

    April 10, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  23. george of the jungle

    the reason the republican party has been so strong is because of the big rich donors who want to keep all the wealth and the idiot uneducated people they lied to who follow them .. It is obvious here on this post that the low life idiots that support this party are not fit to govern anything. Hateful envious people who make every occurance like the easter egg roll a chance to spew hate and racial remarks. The internet gives these clowns a place to hide and turn out the crap that they do. Democrats get out and work for your party contribute and help change this mess. Don't go backward .

    April 10, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Steveo

      I love the half baked arguments. I guess there are no rich Dem donors, right? No "low life idiots" on the left either? No "idiot uneducated people" on the left? No "hateful envious people" who make racial and hateful remarks on the left? Sorry but as long as you have eye closed, I can't take you seriously!

      The very simple truth is there are major issues in BOTH parties! Why don't you EVER acknowledge the hate from the left? Why keep ignoring it? Why act like it doesn't exist? Call out the left for the same things you are calling the right out for. I DARE YOU!

      April 10, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  24. righttochoose

    HA HA HA! This is about as good a story that the liberal main stream media can run on this President cause everyone knows they can't publish anything good about his record so far! HA HA HA!

    2012 – The end of an error!

    April 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  25. righttochoose

    Why do Democrats hate the United States?

    April 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  26. Steve

    People are saying all these hateful things towards Obama because he is black. They can't stand to see a black man in power. And also they can't stand to see a black first lady. They are not gonna come out and say they racist, but they are. Its really sad our country is still going thru this. When will racism end?? Never.

    April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Steveo

      Part true. When black Dems lambasted Bush, was it because or policy or race? You cannot discount the folks who rail against policy! Not everyone who is after Obama is after him because of race. At the same time, there are those that do! I'm betting Colin Powell would not have had this issue! Unless he had a major change in POLICY!

      April 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
      • Steve

        I see what you are saying, but Obama is getting it worse because he is the first black president. They say they are against his policies, but really they are against him being president. They wouldn't have a problem if he was in a lower position. But not the top spot.

        April 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • Steveo

        Steve,

        I don't disagree that there are some who never wanted him in because of skin color. I truly hope they are in the minority. At the same time not everyone who speaks out is a racist! If I were really honest, I'd have to say, the racists did come out of the wood work when Obama was elected! I am not a liberal or a Dem but I believe that is the truth! As ugly as it is, it is still the truth!

        April 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • Steve

        Yeah, its really sad.

        April 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • righttochoose

      ...and all those nasty things that were, and still are, said about Bush was because all those black people couldn't stand to see a white man in power! There are even black people who don't like Obama. Are they racist too? Get real and quick trying to distract from his failures by playing the race card.

      April 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  27. righttochoose

    Why are all my comments awaiting moderation? I guess the CNN police don't like it when you say ANYTHING negative about the imposter in chief regardless of how mild it is.

    April 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  28. Name*Liz Carter

    Hey folks...I just looked at this site today...I've been busy 'working' on another one! LOL!! But of course...the first thing I read today is more hate and animosity against this President! To 'Guess What', guess what! You're the perfect example of the probable continuous failure of human co-existance in this nation! The rest of you know who you are...and then you call me and others like me race-baiters, race dividers, and racists; simply because we point it out! If Barack H Obama was begat of a white man as well as a white woman, was married to a white woman, had 2 white daughters, and had a white portugese water-dog, he wouldn't have had to put up with all of this madness and put through all of this BS at all!! You folk are hating, racists, biggots!!...PERIOD!! Yes I said it!! What?? Oh yeah...I'm the racist!! RIGHT!! OK?? Pitiful and sad...but you folk are more than a notion! You are unreal!!

    April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • righttochoose

      And there were no hateful or incendiary remarks about Bush when he was in office? I didn't hear you complaining when all of those vile things were said, and are still being said, about him. When you only want to stand up for a black President and not a white one then that does make you a race baiter, race divider, and a racist.

      April 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        Hey to you too@righttochoose...I personally did not speak against Bush!! Why?? Because I was raised and taught to respect the President of the United States, whether I agreed with all of his decisions or not!! He still was the Commander in Chief...period!!! I was taught that together we stand and divided we fall!! Did your parents teach you that?? My father who fought for this country in WW2, in the Pacific always taught us that even though he and his brothers were experiencing harsh and abusive biggotry and racism!! So don't even go there to ME about standing up for a black President...I stood up publicly about a white President...at home and quietly wondering what in the hell was going on!! My father is the reason I stand up for this President, because I know he stood up for this country, when it did not stand up for him!! He fought for 'our' so-called right to freedom, ANYWAY!! He came back home after 4 years of that BS, just to go back to being a 'n-word' again!!

        April 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  29. gigi

    Get a life a bunch of haters republicans rednakes, racist. Tololoooo..........

    April 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  30. gigi

    did you modify others? you too

    April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  31. MIT

    BREAKING NEWS:
    Obama high fived someone

    Lol

    April 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  32. jj

    Obama 2012! Hillary 2016!

    April 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  33. Jerry

    gigi
    Get a life a bunch of haters republicans rednakes, racist. Tololoooo..........

    YOU get a life and a job too!!! You may want to stop consuming Mr. Obama's spiked Kool Aid. IT really could really sicken you!

    April 11, 2012 at 6:23 am |