May 24th, 2011
09:50 AM ET
Obamas get William and Kate’s digs
The Obamas are getting the royal treatment from Buckingham Palace – literally.
The first family will spend the night in a six-room suite in the palace – the same one used by Prince William and Kate Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) on their wedding night.
Lest there be any snickers, one palace aide noted, "It may not be the same bed.”
The Obamas met the two newlyweds earlier Tuesday, but there was no word on what the two famous couples discussed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were just back from the honeymoon that followed their star-studded wedding.
Earlier, "The Star-Spangled Banner" rang out across the lawn of Buckingham Palace, followed by a 41-gun salute and the distinctive drone of bagpipes as Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Barack Obama to England on a windy but sunny spring Tuesday.
Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, officially welcomed the Obamas to the country Tuesday morning.
The meeting took place at the U.S. ambassador's residence after the president and his entourage came to London a day early to be sure his flight was not affected by a volcanic ash cloud spreading over the UK from Iceland.
OK, did you mean "formerly" in the picture caption?
Don't you think he has more important things to worry about instead of playing graba$$ with royals?
That's what I thought. On the other hand it must some Mandatory imposed by the Royals whilst in UK to drop by the Queen to say "Hi" and sip some English Tea with the Queen and the Duke in that tiny little cup.
Big photo op tour. Why not, after all gas is over 4.00/gallon, unemployment's over 9%, devastation is rampant from tornadoes, etc. Diversionary tactics to get people to focus (through the adulations of the sycophant Obama media) off of his job performance onto his personality (or lack thereof) and his big toothy, fake grin. This is all about Obama trying to appear like he likes white people, since his years as president has shown time and time again otherwise.
It's called "protocol" and it applies to all leaders who visit other countries.
It's called foreign relations and every president has done the same things and visited the same places as the Obamas. You would criticize him no matter what he does or says. You don't like him, don't want him to be your president, and I know why..... do you?
Thank you... The Teapublicans are bored again....
You are right. Other presidents have done it too and it is acceptable. But give me a break...leave race out of it. It is a lame excuse.
Thanks for saying that! Seriously, there are far too many idiots that just open their mouths and blab! It's one thing not to like the guy or his policies (I'm not the biggest Obama fan out there) but making dumb comments? Sheesh! Attacking a man just to attack him is so stupid! Move on people! It's called foreign relations! Good foreign relations is part of the reasons this country is succesful!
And side note, can we stop making everything about race? Seriously! I'm black and personally, I'm getting very tired of the race card being played EVERY SINGLE TIME! Drop it people. Just drop it.
Well put. Everything he does is criticized like no other pres has done it. Common performed at the white house, well every pres has their taste of music and invited performers but because he's a rapper something is wrong with that. It's 2011 GET a life folks!
I'm glad someone addressed this. No one complained and whinned when the Bushs, Clintons, Reagans and the list goes on were visiting the royals.
Are you going to say why or just leave it up to insinuations?
I am sure you feel that everyone who dislikes Obama is a racist. But in actuality, it is because he is an idiot.
Bravo, Patcee. Well said! Zing.
You'd probably want to direct that comment to people who understand political protocol. It's a political article, you will not find intelligent statements, as shown above. Otherwise they's know there's nothing to this but a quick in-out visit while there. Others wise we'd know, because it would be all over the paper.
Imagine if the Queen came here and didn't visit? You'd be screaming "How rude not to s*ck up"
To Patcee: You are absolutely right. Judging by most of the comments posted here, if the President and First Lady had the attitudes of these yokels' posts regarding the Queen, the rest of the world would look upon them and the U.S. as totally laughable. Thank God the Obamas are not only highly intelligent but also have grace and class which goes a long way in diplomatic circles. Just imagine Trump showing up at the palace and attending an important function. He would be a real embarrassment. All that money, but not an ounce of class!
Patcee, I give you a high Five on this one!!!!
Whoo, nicely said.
Yea, well you all ( big Libs that is) said the same crap about our guy, W. , now didn't you??? Payback is hell.........
Every US President has visited many many country on state visits to foster and strengthen bilateral relations between America and other countries around the globe. This kind of criticism smells foul. There are certain people who will criticize no matter what the President does. They aren't capable of doing anything better. The President is fulfilling his obligations as he is also responsible for the foreign policy initiatives. It is his exclusive jurisdiction, approved by the Congress, of course. He is very well liked and adored around the world, and it can only help not only in fostering friendlier relations, because it then leads better trade and commerce, thereby creating jobs in Amewrica itself.
So Patcee is the new retard in town pulling out the esoteric race card. Well played bigot.
Unlike most countries, the U.S. assigns to its President the duties of both head of state and head of government. Like it or not, that means the President has to spend a fair amount of time glad-handing other the heads of states before talking to their politicians.
Unlike our British friends who separate the Head of State (Queen) from the Head of Government (Prime Minister), the President is both the Head of State and Government. His obligations to both of these roles are equally important. All previous Presidents have done the same thing.
Yes, and people were saying this before as well. You know, when he was planning OBL's death. There are legitimate criticisms, but this isn't one of them.
Go take a nap... those trips are a part of his responsibilities as Commander and Chief... I'm sure you didn't have anything to say when george bush 1 & @ 2...ronnie reagan etc...went abroad.... duhh!!!.. you should have better things to do like clean your house ..take a bath..etc... stop being so stupid.
It's called diplomacy ... ie. making friends with people you need help from
Again, with all that is going on in this country, the economy, no jobs, destruction of towns due to tornado's, he is orff again spending tax payer's money. He should have cancelled these non-important trips to take care of Americans here at home. But, that's Obama, spend, spend, spend, and when things get tough, leave the country. He was disgustin to me in Ireland. Anyone supporting this man needs to see a shrink.
in what way are his actions ANY different from those before him? Bush put 2 wars on our chinese credit card and no one complained about how it was going to be paid. But Obama is supposed ot be all-mighty and stop spending money while trying to maintain the country? Contrary to your beliefs, he is not a demi-God. He already has to substain on a budget much smaller than Bush's, and that was BEFORE the war. Who do you suggets he cut out? Defense is our biggest expense, should he stop sending bullet proof vests and tanks to the war front? Or should he let the millions that are out of work starve? which do you suggest? cutting any of those will save us billions
I agree, he should stay home like every other President we have had. What is he thinking, meeting with the PM of Britain and other world leaders...sir close your laptop the doctor will see you now.
It's not surprising that not everyone understand the job of president. Diplomacy is part of his job. No matter what it is Obama is doing will make you or the other complainers accept what he is doing for this country. When it was Bush, I'm sure you didn't complain then.
EVERY PRESIDENT DOES IT!!!!!!!! IT'S CALLED FOREIGN RELATIONS U NIT-WIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You must be a complete ass and a republican. Stick your head up your ass and go sit with George W.
Spreading a little sunshine are we ?
It was very classy for the Obamas to have a drink with the locals in the pub.
One good way to help Americans, is to encourage trade.
Trade means jobs.
Jobs are good for the economy.
Do you know how the real world works ???
Dont pop a blood vessell
The president is doing what any "Good" president should be doing.
Like Xwinglady said, its called "Diplomacy"
Edgemakate yo self.
What exactly do you think the Prez can do in MO? Do you really think that it's a good idea for the limited resources to be used to stage an official visit? What should he do just blow off all the Foreign Dignitaries because YOU think it's inappropriate? Cancel non-important trips to take care of Americans here at home..do you have a magic looking glass that told you this trip is non-important? Get a grip....
I remember everyone complaing about Bush flying around and wasting money too. It's what they do. As someone else said, foreign relations.
Sunshine is a little cloudy today 🙂
Sunshine.....you've got to be kidding with that ridiculous post. You must have a very poor a listless life...filled with negitivity. Thats just too bad!
....and another thing....you really need to change your post name....maybe something like "Doom N Gloom"
How do you know what is important and what is not for the President? He represents the nation and international relations is important for the jobs that we aspire to create here. Grow up and educate yourself. Let not your personal dislike for the President cloud your perspective.
OK Sunshine, you have a serious underlying unable to rationalize problem. Do you hear yourself? I think you need to step back and read what you just wrote? Again all Presidents have done it a matter of fact the Royals were just hear visitng the white house so for you to make such racist, uneducated comments you have serious issues.
Remember admittance is the first sign of recovery and you've just admitted the type of person you are........ Hater!!!!!
Oh and Sunshine I mean thunderstorm, you need to invest in seeing a shrink.....
..I guess....what was disgusting for you is that the people there treated him with love and respect. ...as a matter of fact this guy deserves this for MANY REASONS!...do you have any reason to hate him?....just kidding...I know your reason!...
Oh, because it's not important to keep up relations with what is our greatest ally in the entire world, be it in the war on terror, economic, etc. We should not be conducting ANY foreign relations while we've got problems at home? Please get a grip. Typical of people like you to give the president grief because he's visiting allies (ones we almost lost under Bush, mind you), and not here walking around the destruction in southwestern Missouri, which by the way if you'd had paid attention to the news, he'll be in Joplin Sunday. Ease up, please.
Shut up tool. You are just angry because when your moron GWB was in office he spent all his time on a ranch and let New Orleans drown. Meeting with foreign dignitaries is part of the presidents actual job. Now please do us all a favor and kill your self
The sad thing about your comment is that people who think like you do actually have voting rights in our country. We actually have to waste time and money having someone from Congress represent your ignorant way of thinking. Its no wonder we cant get anywhere or gain consensus on anything in this country.
The US is a country og 300 millions ppl. While a few hundred thousands may be suffering a natural disaster here, a millions may have no jobs, but there are millions with jobs, with needs to be fulfilled. Just because there is a disaster does NOT mean the government should stop everything to take care of it. In a country of 300 millions, other things need to run smoothly to serve the ones not affacted. Garbage need to be collected, cinema theater need to open, restaurants.. etcc. why don't you ask for all entertainment to stop because of disaster ? if not, then why ask government to stop working ?Diplomacy, visiting another country etc.. is important beyond your limited knowledge of the world. Somebody has to do it, even during disaster, so why not the president ? He already cancel his vacation to visit another disaster earlier. Should he concentrate all his effort to disaster alone, and leave dimplomacy entirely to soeone else ? Grow up, use your head instead of your heart to read news...
Stop being a "HATER!" – After our President has shown the world, that while all eyes are on him and the media making him out to be "a ROCK Star" – "he has a "HIDDEN AGENDA" – not spending unnecessary money either. How else was he able to successfully set up a covert operation to kill the most notorious criminal this world has seen? That's why he won the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE! It was based on what they "hoped he would accomplish" – and HE DID! By moving in the right direction, making constant visits to other countries to talk with their leaders in hopes to maintain WORLD PEACE. – Let our President continue to put forth his effort to secure "our boarders" and if he can help secure other countries – then SO BE IT! GROW UP ALREADY!!!
If you think the US Economy is only affected by what happens inside the US borders, you need to go back to school, or do a little reading.
If you think our national interests are best served by the POTUS visiting a small handful of the population and shaking hands and kissing babies in the time of crisis you have a lot to learn.
Since you're more than likely on welfare we could say the same thing about you, right?
Sunshine, you really sound like an ignoramus. Your hate has clouded your brain. Try to think better of yourself, and you will then think better of others.
What is it in your life that makes you hate sooo much. Every president in the history of the world has visited other nations and heads of state. Our economy does not hinge on whether or not the president visits other officials. What is wrong with you? He can't play golf, vacation, make a joke or defend his point of view. Not a thing.
For goodness sake - is it clear how ignorant some you sound. Last time we embraced isolationist policies a little thing like WWII broke out. The President's job requires that he get out into the world and meet foreign leaders. Obama as any other President understands this - and as any good professional in the 21st Century can multi-task. So, do some people simply not "get it" or is it that some people cannot see anything positive in what this President does - no matter what - for whatever their reason. Gimme a break.
I'd rather pay our pres and the first lady to globe trot and strengthen relations with our allies than spend money on bombs, guns and everything else that kills people (our own included). Perhaps if our former pres came out of the hole he was hiding in for those 8 years, perhaps it may have opened his mind (what little of it he had) that America is not the only country on this planet.
Oh, I guess it was O.K. when George W. took time off whenever there was a crisis. And there was a lot of time off! Give me a break!
Geez, Sunshine...I think that you need to read a little more to understand that the world includes a bunch of countries (including a large number outside of the USA) and that England is a pretty important one of our allies. Without such allies (again, like England), we'd be pretty much scrod, from an economic, military, and geoplolictical perspective. I'd try to put these thoughts in fewer paragraphs, but, regardelss, I'm not sure how much progress we're going to make here.
Sunshine, thank God you are not the president.
Its called Diplomacy. Its important. It keeps allies close, allows for exchange of thoughts and ideas, heads off wars and conflicts, spurs international trade and makes our country look good overseas.....I mean, do you really not understand the current importance and historical relevance of it?
Thank you! And I'm not a BHO supporter!
They do understand, but they choose to ignore it. I have witnessed hatred in my life, but nothing competes with this.
Dude! It's called DIPLOMACY. It’s part of the job. Maybe if Bush had practiced it more we wouldn't still be in Afghanistan...
Why should I be surprised, the endless partisan bickering on here... C'mon Sunshine, you act like this is the first and only era of strife for Americans. Show me a time when there hasn't been problems in this country and I'll eat the crow currently on your plate.
A republican questioning the amount of tax money that President Obama has wasted?
Thats a good one.
Thank god we have a president that can do more than one thing at a time.
Georgie boy couldnt talk and chew gum at the same time.
In the week when Osama bin laden was killed, the president presided over the security commitee to review the details ofr the last time, thenhe slept over it the night. Friday morningm he gave green light, the went off to visit the flood disaster. During the weekend, he played a short round of golf to rela, waiting for the SEALs news. On sunday, knowing the operation will take place a few hours later, he went on to host the press gala, telling jokes to entertain everybody, then return to watch te operation with his senior security comitee. Then he went on national TV to announce the good news, right after confirmation was done.
Funny! Last time I checked, he has not done a damn thing but sell out this country! He is a total incompetent loser, just face it!
Could you please provide some concrete examples of actualy "selling out this country" instead of incessant rants?...You've got a little foam around your mouth there.
Before you judge the President and First Lady for "playing grab a**" with the Royals, why don't you do your homework. Understanding that foreign diplomacy is PART OF HIS JOB REQUIREMENT is the first step. And with everything going on in this country, I'm sure it is weighing on him. The man doesn't have a magic wand to fix everything before he takes a diplomatic trip overseas. As president, I'm sure he is working on more than one thing at a time, a lot of people do that at their jobs, it's called multitasking. So again, if you're going to judge a man with one of the most important and hardest jobs in the world take into account the demands of his job. There is no "vacation" for the President, it's a pretty much a 24/7 job.
Yeah and I am sure when Bush and all the other white presidents that did it you didn't have a problem with them right?
Oh, because it's not important to keep up relations with what is our greatest ally in the entire world, be it in the war on terror, economic, etc. We should not be conducting ANY foreign relations while we've got problems at home? Have you ever maybe considered the idea that foreign diplomacy can be positive for an economy? Please get a grip. Typical of people like you to give the president grief because he's visiting allies (ones we almost lost under Bush, mind you), and not here walking around the destruction in southwestern Missouri, which by the way if you'd had paid attention to the news, he'll be in Joplin Sunday. Ease up, please.
REALLY? What's so funny is that EVERY president in office does this foreign relations tour business. But when Obama does it, it somehow becomes meaningless and unnecessary? People need to just get over themselves...
Do you have any concept of how long it takes to plan meetings between head of states like this? And considering the UK has been one of the US' closest allies, in Afghanistan and Iraq I would consider it appropriate for the president to visit. This is nothing new, presidents have been doing this for a long time, regardless of if they are republican or democrat
And, I am sure they are having a grand old party in Joplin today.
Prince William looks really interested doesn't he.
aren't there 50 bedrooms in this place and they get stuck in the honeymoon suite?! what do you mean "may not be the same bed?" can you just make sure it's not the same bed.
Man ugliness runs in the royal family!! especially in their men!
What has he got to worry about pointless1?? His house is still standing unlike those in Joplin.
What lame gift did they bring this time?
Glad you asked.
They brought some PORK from your trailer park in that backward little hole you live out West in US. How is that? Seek some education like Pres. Obama said. You’re a disgrace to American Educational System. America is bound to fail if we have brainless or little brains like you competing with the outside World. I bet a 2-yr. old in Kabul beats you when it comes to intellect.
You feel me? Hah!
And YOU, che-3, are supposedly well-educated?
I mostly agree however don't you thinki you were a little hard on him. He's just a kid.
Why are you so nervous, che-3? Take your medicine and be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.
Please read your post again and if you still think you are educated, it's better if all people in the world remain uneducated.
@che-3: Overreacting much?
You may want to review your own grammar before you start calling others idiots.
Proper nounds aren't supposed to be capitalized, che-3. I think you need a little more education 😉
To che-3: You are bang on! I couldn't have said it better. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
Nothing. They weren't even invited to the wedding.
Correction - NON-proper nouns aren't to be capitalized. I guess I'm guilty of a little ignorance myself!
This year it appears the first couple went a safer route – offering the Queen “a collection of rare memorabilia and photographs in a handmade leather bound album that chronologically highlights her parents' (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) visit to the United States in 1939,” according to the White House.
And the Queen’s husband, Prince Phillip, didn’t go away empty-handed either. The White House says President Obama gave him a “custom-made set of Fell Pony bits and shanks, as well as original horseshoes worn by recently retired champion carriage horse Jamaica.” In case you were wondering, Prince Phillip has a “keen interest in equestrian sports and specifically in carriage driving.”
They are getting better at least. It not a bunch of DVD's that don't work and personal speeches on an iPod. Horse bridles are a strange gift, but the leatherbound letters the brought are pretty cool. There were obviously outclassed in the gifts from the queen, again, but that's to be expected. Someone is giving them better gifting advice this time around. I may not like his policies, but I still want him to represent the US better than he has in the past. (Wishful thinking)
Hmmm lovejuices 😀
you obviously havent seen kate middletons a$$
HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'd go visit as well!
Or her sisters...
Woot Woot! That's what I'm talkin about! Although her sis is waaay hotter! 😀
no one has. she is flat as a board. don't know what the fuss is about
Eric, that is all I could think of looking at that picture..Wow, nice dress and nice tan.
The President of the United States has a duty to keep ties to our closest allies strong. If all during his presidency he didn't visit a single foreign sovereignty, your red neck be-hind would probably be saying "oh well if ya wanna keep your friends close, ya got's to visit them". go save it
How do yu know that he is not worrying about "more important things"? We however know where your mind is, which is pointless dumba$$!!
Ahh.. the Duke and Duchess of Hope meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...
What the he11 is Michelle wearing
As a British born and now naturalized citizen of the United States. I know better. you classless people need to shut the H Up.
AWWWHHHH BEAUTIFUL COUPLES!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Good for the POTUS and First Lady! Some of you HATERS like pointless1 and historian are already showing your hate for the man and the office he holds.
No-just hate for the job is he doing.
you mean like you showing your hate for anyone who doesn't agree with you?
Mr.President, you got Bin Laden so you have my vote in 2012!!
"Dont Hate The Palya Hate the Game"
Way to go Duke And Dutchess, President Obama and First Lady!!!!
As I read these post, it goes to show why the rest of the world frowns on us, most are MORONS and come across as uneducated. The Obama's have done more for us internationally than that bubble head Bush. Doesn't Kate look ravishing, seems sincere, the rest of you GET A LIFE.
How nice that the o'bama's get a vaca visiting with the Queen like their royalty, finding his 1/16th Irish cousin.....mean while back in the boring United States we have hundreds dead and entire towns wiped out and "he'll be back on Sunday". This tragedy is his Katrina, wonder if the press will be reporting on that!
Look how elegant and sophisticated Kate looks, compared to Michelle who looks like she stepped straight off a Harlem street corner.
You mean Patrick Ewing?
And you would know fashion in the trailer park that you live in ,right. If the outfits were switched then you would say Michelle has no style or something stupid.
She looks like she is wearing drapes...at least better than the bedspread she wore for inauguration night, I guess????
What?!? Since when do women stand around on harlem street corners in brushed silk dresses? You're an idiot.
An EMBROIDERED, brushed silk dress at that...Some people just type just see themselves "talk". Ignore them.
Really? Like she couldn't have picked more ghetto colors. *cue the Jefferson's theme song* Well we're movin on up....
She must have picked up the dress at an upholstery shop, look how closely she matches the chairs.
It's called racism. It's the color of her skin that makes him/her think of a street corner in Harlem, not the outfit and not the woman herself.
Are you Fashion Police? I am more interested in what they are talking about NOT what they are wearing
You may not agree with her choice of attire BUT leave the racist tinged comments out. You sound foolish
he wasn't talking about the dress!
more like, the color of the skin
You've got to be kidding, Omergarising, really!!
You racist slim ball, eat dirt and die..
OMG...why so much hate??? Look at barbra bush,laura bush and the rest of the Ingals stunt doubles...boo
Such a child you are. Are you 13.
Naw, not 13.
Think he might have soiled himself during his rant.
Whatever it is your are smoking, it's bad for you.
I couldn't agree more except I couldn't tell Mrs O from the furniture fabric that is next to her!!
Oh, Harlem. I get it. Because she's black, and Black people are from Harlem. Are you sure you didn't mean Compton?
Yep, that's what women tend to look like on Harlem street corners, wearing designer dresses.
I was thinking "Estelle" from the old Sanford and Sons series. Only thing missing is that purse she used to swing at Red Foxx.
BO probably knows what I mean.
How disgusting and pathetic!! People in other countries respect our President, more than some people in his own country! You should be ashamed of yourself!
You obviously have not attended any elegant events; otherwise, you would recognize elegance straight away. HAHAHAHA! Both women are dressed properly. HAHAHAHHA! You are too funny.
Really, who picked that dress out? Terrible!
It is a bit over the top (no pun intended) especially for a morning meeting.
That's probably one of the classiest outfits that Michelle has worn thus far. At least she's not wearing that stupid belt again!
Obviously you have NEVER been to Harlem
I will agree with you that people need to stop criticiizing the president every time he meets with a world leader. He is the president and that iis part of his job. So, Historian, I agree that you need to let up. However, che-3, not everyone who disagrees with this president is uneducated or lives in a trrailer park. To say that indicates the same narrow mindedness that you are accusing historian of.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michelle who in the world dressed you in this photo? It looks like you are working at Disney world! This is embarrassing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have known-She just cant dress!
Better that a cheap wedding invite!
Better than a wedding invite!
I am not a fan of the Obama's but your comment is uncalled for. The first lady looks fine. I hate it when people say that all who disagree with President Obama are racist. It is simply not true. It is comments like yours that don't help with getting that point across.
It's really ashame our president does not give a crap about this country. We have a deadly tornado in Joplin, MO and he's touring Ireland and visiting w/the royals. He should have been on a plane and in Joplin ASAP! Instead from Ireland he went directly to see the Queen. He should be here helping these people w/aid. He jumped on Japan as soon as the earthquake happened. Why not in this country. HE DON'T CARE, that's why. I'm sick and tired of all the stories on his travels. We have huge problems here and he does NOTHING! Why is the media so scared to say anything against the president? You never hear anything bad unless you listen to Lou Dobbs and a couple of others. Is it because he's black? Bush was bashed every day. Obama is a disgrace to this country and the presidency and the media knows it, but doesn't say anything. I don't care if he's polka dotted he's horrible. Can someone at least tell the truth about him? If this country votes this piece of crap back in for another 4 years y'all are STUPID and deserve whatever happens! Everyone thinks Osama is dead because of him. Are you kidding me? You think one of the boys wouldn't have took a shot if he had it? The Seals killed Osama not Obama. They would have done that without an order from Obama. They're all sick of wasting their time over there.
NEVERMIND. IT WON'T GET POSTED ANYWAY.
I have no problem with the President meeting other foreign leaders/dignitaries, etc. But I do have a problem with them yuking it up at a pub when part of OUR country is reeling from the worst tornado damage in over 50 years. They knew this was coming BEFORE they left town. How about cutting his trip short to be here and then go straight to the G8 (or whatever the number is) conference?
LOL...Prince William looks like he's about to fall asleep or that he is bored to tears. You can see where Kate's watch or bracelet was from her suntan.
Whether you like Obama's policies or not, it's very obvious the Obamas are great for the image of America and our standing in the world. This is much, MUCH better for our nation than the giant anti-American protests that greeted our last president when he visited even ALLIES. I trust Obama on US foreign policy beyond state visits because he's calm, rational, informed, moderate with a realistic view of the US's role in the world.
I agree. I don't like all of his policies either, but they are truly a class act when they are abroad.
There's no way to beat the Obama haters. If he dropped everything and returned, they would call it a publicity stunt costing tax payers millions. If he doesn't, then he's a callous elitist who doesn't care about Americans. So, hate away. We know you will.
omegarising - thanks for reminding us, AGAIN, that most of the criticism of the Obamas is based in plain old ignorant RACISM, not actual policy or values. That's why you're losing, and losers hate winners.
What you say is sooooo very true, Shawn!!!
I am not a racist and I do not like Obama because of his policies. Unfortunately, you cannot accept that people may have an opinion that differs from yours. Quit painting all of us who dislike Obama with the same brush!
It is criticizing Obama for things that presidents have traditionally done without criticism such as this royal event that draws suspicions of racism. If not racism, than why else would Obama be the first president to be criticized for this particular event that every previous president has done?
And thank you Shawn for once again demonstrating that the Obummer backers have no other card then the race card.
You attack Shaun with the "race" card,
It was YOU who refered to a Harlem street corner,
My guess is you hang around lots of street corners.
Michelle looks stunning, but you compared her to a hooker.
You are very LOW LIFE !
@Sockness Monster, What? You mean that's not her long legged pimp daddy she's with?
Stupid, stupid, boy or girl. You don't seem capable of picking the wart off of the President's butt. The race card you want to eliminate is always glaring just above your head. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!!
Nothing is any different from the travels of this President and the travels of Presidents past. The is no difference in the powers of this President and those of Presidents past. There is no difference in the difficulty of doing the job of this President than those of Presidents past. So why do many Americans hate and openly disrespect this President when nothing is different between this President and Presidents past? I know some of you may be thinking that it is because he is Black but you are wrong. They are openly hateful and disrespectful because we have a President that is not just a Black man but a smart Black man and that scares the hell out of many. He is one that will not be a puppet to the system and that scares many so to combat it they openly express their fear through hate and disrespect. People need to get over this stuff and realize we are one people and no more.
Well-said. Unfortunatley, it is so, so difficult to 'upgrade' the minds and hearts of most people.
You need to get over the use of the word "Black" in every sentence. The only racists are the ones who constantly talk about the Obama family's skin color.
the word black was only used in 1 sentence. stop tuning out when you see or hear something you don't like and inserting your own agenda.
Obama is 1/2 black and 1/2 white... why do people only refer to him as "black" ???
No, the racists are the ones who can't stop themselves from making veiled racial comments about the Obama's all the time – like saying that the First Lady, in her expensive designer dress, looks like she's "standing on a Harlem street corner."
Obama is 1/2 black and 1/2 white... why do people only refer to him as "black" ??? Race card ??
I'd suggest it's pretty racist to call the first lady someone who looks like they're right off a "Harlem street corner". I'd suggest it's pretty racist to comment about having a "negro President".
Are you even reading some of the comments being made here?
I get it. People overplay the race card. Perhaps even people in this thread. But come on...lets not be blind to the real racist remarks when they happen.
Debby – there are 8 sentances (granted one of them should have been two, but I'm not the grammer police!) and only two contained the word "Black". Are you such a racist that you think saying it twice in 8 sentances is too much?
Hey TRH chill there wasn't as many comments when I posted that.
There is a HUGE difference between this President and other Presidents in my lifetime – and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin. I don't care if he is PURPLE – this man and his ideologies and tactics are destroying our country from the inside out. His spend, spend, spend tactics will cripple us economically. His big government and social program tactics will make the vast majority unendingly dependent on the government. That said, he is ensuring the continued success of the Democratic Party by creating hoardes of people that will vote for those that spend money that is not theirs in order to support those that don't (or won't) do their share to contribute to society. It is a truly depressing and frustrating and sad time for our country.
I agree 100%
Last time I checked, the president today has more power...
Thank you Kenny! Excellent post, God Bless you and your loved ones!
This president looks and acts Presidential, unlike the country bumpkin who was in office '01 – '09.
Show some respect or just keep your negative views to yourselves......
The Drug companies that make our medicines are so proud to have the Obama's in the White House. The Obama's have been a good hard driver of the drug economy. There are so many haters out there in this country now and they hate the site of the President and his wife and everything they do. This has driven their blood pressures through the roof and of course doctors have had to prescribe blood pressure medication to control the pressures of the haters and that has caused their profits to soar so they are pleased to have President Obama and his wife in office and will work for his re-election in 2012.
Ha ha ha. Well said.
Here is a tip for you Kenny. Why don't you just go buy some stock of these drug companies you talk of. That way, you will have universal health coverage and you will be rich!!
Maybe people could take you more seriously if only you know that the apostrophe "s" denotes possession and is never used to pluralize a word (even if the word is a name).
You diehards make me laugh. If obama laid a turd on the streetcorner you would actually fight over who gets to eat it. The truth of the matter is that obama has done next to nothing to benefit the people of the USA. He has heled his good friends and supporters at the expense of the middle-class and he will never go after the rich because those are all of his handlers. Just a big dog / pony show. Having a negro president just to say we had one regardless of the job performance.
Potty jokes – right on cue for an ignorant Tea Boy.
"Negro"? Really?? What did you just fall out of the 50's? Who still uses that word? You must be 80 years old.
@the_dude: You might not want to go out in public like that. Your racism is showing.
I guess you have been suffering from a severe case of amnesia for the last 10 years...sounds like you could use some more rest.
To the_dude......let's see now. How do I say this so even you will understand? You are an IDIOT!!!!!!!
DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU CONSIDER MIDDLE CLASS.
That's funny. He tried to raise taxes on the wealthy, and the GOP shut him down. You really think it's Obama who is trying to stick it to the middle class? Last I saw, it's the GOP that's gutting Medicare, trying to raise the retirement age for SS, and increasing the deficit by refusing to let the tax cuts for the wealthy expire.
@ The Dude..........
Negro president !!!!
Hey man, you made it perfectly clear to everyone here
what your agenda is.
The year is 2011, not 1950 GROW UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I smell a whimpering racist....... do you?
If anything, he did what W could not do in seven years. He got Bin Laden! That is a huge boost of morale to the USA!
Cool! Our First black family treated as royalty! Eat your hearts out tea baggers'!
OMG doesn't anybody speak English properly anymore? The caption under the photo (formally Prince William & Kate Middleton) – are you serious?? Don't you mean FORMERLY Kate Middleton? Or you mean "FORMALLY Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge". You are writing/posting news – spelling and grammar should be on top of the list of things you can do! Sheesh! (no you won't find that in the dictionary).
psst...your racism is showing.
Kate is getting way too thin. Hope she isn't doing it like Diana, with Anorexia or Bulemia
You couldn't ask for a better couple to represent America during these difficult times.. We as Americans must unite and become one. I have a question for all,: How did it feel to see 25,000 people from a diffrent country greet our President with so much dignity and respect.
The Obamas are rocking ambassadors for this country. Our image has certainly improved world-wide since they became the first family. At least they are likable.
Same wars – different marketing
Well put, Demogal.
With the Obama's i dont worry about Americans looking stupid.
Whenever Bush went overseas, i always expected him to do or say something
like a macho cowboy.
And he never failed to disappoint us. Bush was always doing something stupid. I used to laugh at the Gerald Ford jokes about him being clumsy and all but Bush takes the cake. While in office he should have lived by the addage, "Better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're stupid than to speak up and remove all doubt."
Exactly! And you didn't hear much of Palin's trip to India, either...wonder how bad that turned out?
You may want to rethink your answer. Barry signed the wrong year at Westminster Abbey. If Gov. Palin did this you Liberals would have a field day.
Jay you mean FORMER Govenor (quitter) Palin. She's a quitter.
@Jay in NC
Um.. please don't compare that intemperate, uninformed, crass opportunist Palin with the calm, knowledgeable and always classy President Obama. Truth is she isn't fit to shine his shoes. Not to mention that it took her, what was it, 7 or 8 year years and a number of different colleges to squeak through and earn an undergraduate degree whereas he is Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law no less. Signing the wrong year is hardly a big deal – if anything, it confirms you must not have any substantive criticisms of him.
OH Geez Jay....are u kidding? It is an honest mistake that SSOOOO MANY people do. Are you telling me you've never done that before?
@pointless 1, to your stupid question referencing the suggestion that PRESIDENT OBAMA has more of to be worried about, than 'playing graba$$ with royals', I think it is based on nothing but bigotry, envy, jealousy and hate by you, @omegarising and all other divisive slighters of the OBAMAS. You are a bunch of leftover soreloosers who just won't accept that he is your President and she is Our First Lady; two of the sharpest people we've had in Washington since the 1990s! You're blinded by your sick hate!
Thank you, Liz.
I couldn't have put it better!
We're all on to this new way of arguing by the Obama supporters – so give it a rest.
All throughout American history, you could disagree with the president, his/her policies, etc. without people venting back on you.
Now though, if anyone says ANYTHING about the Obama's – they're a hater. You see how that works? So who's really throwing the race card here? And who's simple minded about their approach to an open, free speech democracy?
YOU ROCK LIZ!!!!!!!
Yeah you're right. It has absolutely nothing to do with his atrocious, fascist policies.
Do you even know what fascism means? Honestly, agree/disagree, whatever you want about this president's policies and agenda, but to claim fascist? It only undermines your own political views by proving you a completely uneducated and misinformed person.
Want to make a point? Try to appear as if you're not a lunatic.
Here are two of my favorite couples on the planet right now! What a dinner party I could throw with these four in attendance! Pip Pip and God Bless America!
Kate looks gorgeous, elegant and appropriate as usual. What MONSTROSITY is Michelle wearing? She looks like a ridiculous clown in this pic! She has the worst fashion sense EVER!!!
THE LAST PRESIDENT TO FACE PROBLEMS SIMILAR TO THOSE OBAMA INHERITED WAS FDR. I THINK HE IS DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB. HE HAS THE COURAGE AND GUTS OF HARRY TRUMAN AND RONALD REAGAN. I WOULD VOTE FOR HIM AND I DID NOT IN THE 2008 ELECTION. BY THE WAY, I AM UPPER MIDDLE CLASS WHITE. ALSO, HE IS HALF WHITE IRISH AMERICAN AND HALF BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN. ALL I CARE ABOUT IS THAT HE CARES ABOUT ALL AMERICANS ON AN EQUAL BASIS.
Right On Bill !!!
Got it Bill – thanks for screaming.
The check is in the mail from your faithful government supporters. Now go get a real job in the private sector, or just a job period.
well said bill......it took a looooong time to get in this mess WITHOUT the help of Obama so it's going to take equally the same time frame to get us back on track.
Loved this comment. I think people take the human aspect out of politics. I was too young to have any opinion on Clinton but with Bush, I never felt like he truly CARED about the majority of the American people.
With Obama I can say that even if he isn't passing with flying colors he really shows that he cares about the public. Not just major companies but the people whose back this country runs on....
Hopefully, this time the first lady won't try to hug the Queen. You just don't do that.
It is nice to see people getting together with a great conversation instead this...we get on the board..Most of you negative people make me throw up...I am 80 years of age and seeing this new genaration talking like this what am I to think...take your negative thinking to Pakistan...
I remember people questioning why they werent invited to the royal wedding a few weeks ago, they said the Obama's must not be liked by the royals. Then they get criticized by the same people saying there are more important things to do than visit royals now. it's absolutely ridiculous to see the swaying criticism. Oh...and don't forget, while the big wedding was going on, Obama ok'd the attack that killed bin laden. I'd say slightly more important than the wedding. These international relations visits have always happened and will continue to happen. The U.S. isn't in a bubble & we need these good relationships maintained, no matter who's in charge.
Smokin hot kate next to...well, next to...uh, let's just move on to the next picture.
What can one say? We have drunk the Kool aid, we are blind, mindless, and delusional. We can't see any more how he is destroying this great country. He is the worst president this country has ever had. He is treacherous, a closet muslim, an Arab lover. He throws Israel under the bus. He betrays our Allies. He has made a America a laughing stock. He doesn't care about the poor, he is a black puppet of Wall Street. He has destroyed the US economy beyond compare. But guess what? We still love him, believe in him, and have no doubt he'll be the winner in the 2012 presidential elections.
I love the Obamas!
Michelle looks very pretty in her green and pink silk dress. It is very springtime.
Love Kate's, er, the Dutchess's dress. Not wild about Mrs. Obama's ensemble. Like the dress and the jacket but not together. I know like anyone cares... :}
Great business trip.
Michelle and kate look stunning.
I dont think Charles will ever be King after he married Godzilla (I mean Carmilla).
President Obama, Wills, Kate & Michelle should do shots....
Wheres Harry ???
(P.S. Ignore all the whiney 6 year olds on here bashing our President
they dont know what class is.)
About him having more to worry about, the most I see him having to worry about is people like you! Sabatogers, underminers, haters, stonewallers, antagonists, racists, and divisive demonizers inside and outside of WASHINGTON! Even if he agrees with a projected resolution on ANY issue, even one that's already been consensusly satified by our 'politicians' and the 'media', who's given a 'thumbs-up' outcome to the masses, it all of a sudden becomes a BAD IDEA! 'He shouldn't do this, he shouldn't do that! SO?
You rock Liz!!!
Sounds to me like you have your own amount of hate to deal with..... Chill out.
You could have employed 1000 people to do menial tasks back in the states for the cost of this lavish trip a la tax payer. Way to go Obama- way to be like the other asshats before you. You and your Michele Onassus.
the obamas present nothing but an image of arrogance to the rest of the world.
Just nitpicking here, but there's a problem with the caption on the picture: "The Obamas met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (formally Prince William and Kate Middleton) Tuesday morning." The couple is not known formally as Prince William and Kate Middleton, they are formally known as Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Informally (and incorrectly in the Duchess' case) they would be Prince William and Kate Middleton.
For those that have commented, the President has more pressing issues than visit the Royals. This trip was planned almost a year ago. The logistic for the entire trip take many months of planning. Boy, so many of you that have posted comments, are not as smart nor very well informed about much of anything. Please keep comments to what you know or at least spend more time educating yourselves on current events or foreign policy. Did any of you take civics classes in high school ? Berkeley, California
For those that have commented, the President has more pressing issues than visit the Royals. This trip was planned almost a year ago. The logistic for the entire trip take many months of planning. Boy, so many of you that have posted comments, are not as smart nor very well informed about much of anything. Please keep comments to what you know or at least spend more time educating yourselves on current events or foreign policy. Did any of you take civics classes in high school ? South Lake Tahoe, California
To all the haterz, Obama 2012 equals landslide 2nd term. Sadly this great man you hate will protect your civil rights as a American citizen.
People, People-FOCUS..on Kate–GORGEOUS as always!
We will be better off when he loses 2012......Any ????????
Michelle Obama looks just like The First Lady of The UNITED STATES. How in the world do you know what a woman who steps off of a Harlem street corner looks like? Have you picked one up before and took part in the 'gifts' they had to offer? I've got friends and relatives who live in New York, therefore I've visited there often and have not seen anyone there, other than my own relatives, that looked nor dressed like Mrs Obama! Not stepping off street corners anyway! You're just one more hater, period! Idiot!
Some of this comments are unbelievable! People are so ignorant! NO MATTER WHAT PROBLEMS WE FACE IN THE UNITED STATES OUR PRESIDENT STILL NEED TO TRAVEL ABROAD. IT IS VERY CRUCIAL THAT WE MAINTAIN OUR FOREIGN RELATIONS TO OUR ALLIES. I JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE PREJUDICE BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT PRES. OBAMA DOES HE STILL NOT GOING TO RECEIVE THE CREDITS HE DESERVE! I CAN'T WAIT TO VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN. WE IN SEATTLE LOVE PRES. OBAMA!
Now THIS is awkward. Didn't get invited to the wedding, forced to leave Ireland because they'd had enough of him, so he decides to drop in on the bloody queen. What a guy...
Patcee, and Che-3 you go! I agree 100% with your comments; yours too @armyvet66. The 'movement' is still on! It's remains a work in process. Keep up the good work, and let's stay focused and on point! This continues to be accomplished by the use of great discernment, wisdom, knowledge and the ability to see through the smoke and fire of HATE and negative perception and dillusion, which you have shown. Thanks!
God Bless you Liz and your loved ones also!
To all of you people who hate the Obamas so much, look at yourselves. Is this the legacy that you want to leave behind? Even if he is a one term president(which he will not be)Obama and Michelle have accomplished more in their lives at this point than you people who are so filled with hatred can or ever will. If you have such a problem with the color of their skin, complain to the God that you claim to love so much, but know so little of. President Barak Hussein Obama is not a perfect person or president, but neither was President Bush. By the way, on your way to Tuesday night choir practice or Wednesday night mid week service, pick up your white sheets from the cleaners. Disliking Obama's policies are one thing, but hating the man and his wife because of their skin color is so outdated, unChristian and bizarre. God bless you, but I feel sorry for the haters on this site. Shalom.
Did you hate President Bush for his skin color? What about McCain. Is that why you did not vote for him. Because he is white? Get real, there are many many reasons to not like this president. He is an embarrassment. Did you see where he signed the book at Westminster Abbey with the wrong year!
People. It's not like they went to England with the express purpose of having tea with the Queen. As I understand it, they went to conduct diplomatic business and while in the same city/country as the royal family stopped in as every other president who has visited London has done. Why go there for that in the first place? Hmmm, we can't expect every other head of state to come here. We do have to take a turn going to them sometimes. With today's communications technologies why even travel? Why not telecommute? While it's not my call, I don't think I want international agreements and diplomatic relations being maintained via Skype or e-mail. Get by it folks. There are just some things that a President has to do and these are the same things that half of the people in the country will complain about. The other half will agree they need to be done. This is how our country works. We elect a guy, see if he works out. If he does, he gets a second turn. If not, he's out the door and a new guy gets the job. Enough people don't like what he's doing, vote him out. It really IS just that simple.
Ignore the stupid foolish naysayers. If the dog peed on the tree it would be President Obama's fault. They are racist and just won't admit it. Half of them have never been out of their home states, much less the UK. They are just like their idol Ms. Fallin Palin, no education or common sense. These are the people who the republicans pay to keep the negativity going. They are just jealous that the Obamas are smart and have more common sense than they do. It is amazing how they were okay with Bush lying, stealing, cheating and taking more vacations than any president in history. Not a peep out of the mushroom people. Now that a black man is in office and does not look like white America they want to complain. They better put on their seat belts on because they are in for one hell of a ride. Quit being so hell bent on getting President Obama out of the office and talk to their republican and tea party buddies to come up with solutions for the country, not just their corporate buddies. It is sad to see so many poor and uneducated people cutting off their noses to spite their own faces.
Kate is too skinny.
It's wonderful that the President is visiting Europe- but think the timing is really bad as he has some real issues at home that need his attention if not his support – the floods, tornadoes, the bad economy, joblessness, etc. the list goes on and on. Seems like everytime there are problems at home the President is traveling to far off places – what does this say about his concerns for his problems at home?
Also the race card is what the republicans and tea partiers have been showing America every since Obama was elected president. America is tired of it and will not stand for it any longer. The only backing for the republicans and tea partiers are the people that are stuck on stupid. They use the same tactics every election cycle. Guns, Abortion, Scare tactics and Rreligion. Please give it up. This is a new America and if you don't like it please fly to the moon, move to another country or threaten succession from the USA. The true American Patriots will be glad to see you go. You rethugs and Tpartiers are nothing but home-grown American terrorist. Go get a life.
lolo please – secession NOT succession.....
Guns, abortion,scare tactics, and religion are racist???? You need to rethink that one yoyo I mean lolo.
Dubya was given the same treatment in 2003 when he visited the UK. Those of you blasting Obama should do a little research before you open your mouth. Idiots.
man kate middleton is hot!
Osama died, now the president deserves a vocation and let him enjoy.
My sympathies to Kate, for having to suffer throught the boorish, bossy, belligerent Michelle.
One more thing about the comment of Mrs. Obama being ugly. She may be ugly to you, but at least she is smart, so unlike the two horse faces of the republican party and tea partiers Palin and Bachmann. They use enough botox to swell up an elephant, but you will deny that they are using it. Palin and Bachmann both look like they can use some wrinkle cream. Make-up does wonders as if they don't use too much of it already to hide their ugly flaws.
I think both ladies look fabulous, Michelle chose the perfect outfit for her position, it is cute, sophisticated and matches the royal atmosphere, Kate is contemporary and wealthy and business like while dressy, they both cinched it and to compare the two is inappropriate...I appreciate both ladies for their style and the gentlemen look pretty spiffy too..great job Mr. President, keep representing us well we love and appreciate you and your family.
These people look good!
President Obama is meeting with the Prime Minister of Great Britain to discuss important issues which are impacting both of our countries. Also, diplomacy is a very important part of an administration's duties. President Obama has been making decisions for the good of the U.S. while on this trip, don't worry. He has stayed in touch and kept up to speed with what is happening here at home. (Every President is in touch and in control no matter where he is in the world.) It has been reported that later this week, he will be meeting with the group of 8 countries as is done every year.
People need to wake up and stop criticizing everything this President and his family does. Some people are never satisfied and are very happy to have something to complain about.
President deserves a vocation. let him enjoy.
NOW THE OMABA'S ARE MOUCHING OFF THE ENGLISH,,,CAN'T AFFORD TO STAY AT A DAY'S INN;;I'M SORRY
sylvan finkelstein please turn off the caps and learn to spell. Even if they were "mooching" off the English, most of it would just call it hospitality. It's commonplace to host dignitaries who are visiting your country.
100+ people are killed in Joplin Missouri and this joker is hob nobbing with Royalty.....How many examples of this do we have to see before people realize OBAMA DOESN"T CARE ABOUT US.
IF SOME OF YOU THINK MICHELLE IS SO SMART WHY NOT ASK HER WHY SHE WAS DISBARED
I'm sure it wasn't her spelling or typing!
To equate her circumstances to "disbarred" is recklessly inaccurate, and ill informed of the process of attorney discipline.
Her status is "Voluntarily inactive and not authorized to practice law", which is far from disbarred. It also states "public record of discipline-none" (disbarment is public discipline), and "pending proceedings-none" Don't let the "not authorized to practice law" fool you. "Voluntarily inactive" simply means she has let her license expire.
There you go! Ignorant as always
She was not dibarred, check your facts before saying stupid things. I suggest looking at the following site: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_was_Michelle_Obama_disbarred
In my opinion, Mrs. Obama is a Smart, well educated Lady who is greatly enhancing the image of this country. Would any of her detractors be able to accomplish what she has?
The story you pointed us to says ....
"Yes, essentially Michelle Obama was disbared. The Supreme Court of Illinois stated that she is illegible to practice law. Due to her being unable to practice law in the State of Illinois, she is ineligable to pass the bar in any other state or get receiprocity. She is effectively disbared."
OBAMA HAS DONE NEXT TO NOTHING?! , "the dude?" ARE YOU CRAZY?! Let's see if you can keep up...
1. Captured Bin Laden 2. Health care for all 3. Raised minimum wage 4. Increased Pell Grants 5. Re-established America's dialogue with the world 6. Stopping world wide depression 7. Saved U.S. car industry (jobs!) 8. Implemented highway projects (jobs!) 9. Promoting Democracy in Muslim world against terrorism 10. Anti-gangs legislation & funding to states 11. Two million acres of national forests re-protected 12. Billions of stimulus $ for advanced batteries systems & green energy innovations for a non-fossil fuel future (jobs!) 13.Cut prescription drug cost for medicare recipients by 50% 14. Re-banned torture. 15. Ending war in Iraq 16. Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act 17. Established Credit Card Bill of Rights 18. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 19. Children up to 26 to remain covered by their parents' insurance 20. Tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to aid employee health care coverage 21. Added 4.6 billion to the Veterans Administration medical budget 22. increased funding for the Violence Against Women Act 23. Granted Cuban Americans unrestricted rights to visit family & send remittances 24. Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans to protect student borrowers 25. Expanded hate crime law 26. Provided stimulus funding to boost private sector spaceflight programs (jobs!) 27. Higher pay for soldiers 28. Signed MULTIPLE financial reform laws....and the list goes on & on & on.... Compared to BUSH SR., REAGAN, and BUSH JR. in 4, 8, 8, YEARS RESPECTIVELY, Obama has knocked it out of the park in 2.5. HISTORY WILL LONG REMEMBER THIS MAN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST PRESIDENTS (BESIDE WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND F. ROOSEVELT) WHEN YOU ARE DEAD, BURIED, AND FORGOTTEN AS THE IGNORANT, RACIST, HATEFUL PERSON YOU APPEAR ON THIS SITE. So, shut up, sit back, and let this man do the work he was BORN to do. Namely, SAVE OUR COLLECTIVE ASSES.
My Barbie doll used to have a dress like the one Mrs. O has on in the pic. It included gogo boots and a hat!
FOR ALL OF YOU OBAMA KOOL AID DRINKERS!! PLEASE INDULGE US WITH WHAT EXACTLY YOUR PRESIDENT HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY??
We may be upset with President Obama regarding the situation our country is in but as far as class he has it all. He has emotional intelligence as well as being very intelligent period. He is eloquent and I love listening to him speak. The First Lady is also a class act. She is also very educated and is a lawyer. If you don't like Pres. Obama and the First lady that's you business and you have a right to your opinion but don't get personal it just shows your ignorance. I seriously doubt she dresses poorly and President Obama is the first President I have heard that can give a speech and keep people's attention because of the way he presents himself. I don't like what is going on and I am disappointed in him but I certainly respect both of them for who they are and what they have done with their lives.
"Formally known as Prince William and Kate Middleton"?! Um, no - maybe FORMERLY ... but "formally" they are known as Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Where is the job application to be a copy reader/editor at CNN?
@LIZ Will the real Barack Obama please stand up! In his alleged autobiographies that Obama used to inaugurate his political career, he emphatically rejected/denigrated his mother's race while proclaiming himself to be: "A man of Africa". But now with an election season upon us; and, a need to deflect voter concentration on his deplorable presidential record of repetitive failures, Barack, looking for any possible voter bloc to shore up his dwindling support base, is suddenly: "proud of his (alleged) Irish-American roots". There simply is no-limit to the hypocrisy to which this pitiful shell of a man will stoop-to to advance his tragically flawed political career. Barack, you can drink all the 'pints-of-ale' that you want; but, you can never wash away: your on-track to a near doubling of the National debt in just a single term in office; continued debt growth at universally recognized unsustainable levels; exposure of the fact that your 'Stimulus" was nothing more then a tax-payer subsidized slush fund to reward your political supporters; real unemployment at record levels; proportion of our population actually employed at a record low; food-stamp recipients at record levels; child poverty at record levels; home mortgage defaults at record levels; obfuscation of real-inflation numbers by elimination of food and energy costs from the index compilation which has been used to justify the elimination of Social Security COLAs; Government bureaucrat employment at record levels; consumer confidence at a record low; the willful destruction of America's energy sector; federal consumption at a record level of 25% of our GDP; your fumble on the goal line in Libya; your willingness to sacrifice the financial security of American military personnel as a bargaining chip to pressure your political opponents to accept your spendthrift agenda, and even labeled combat veterans as "selfishness" for their reluctance to carry private health insurance to pay for treatment of their combat injuries; your contemptible refusal to defend America's Southern border; universal contempt and ridicule of you as a sitting president by world leaders; the obliteration of the American $ as a world currency, while concurrently the outlook for the fiscal security of America's debt obligations are at a record LOW; and, the greatest tragedy of all, the virtual imprisonment of future American generations with the debt obligations incurred by your proliferating spending levels. Sure Barack, keep trying to drown your miserable performance in ale, while the American people suffer from your abject ineptitude. is that what you proud of?
HA HA HA HA...Michelle's dress fabric matches the upholstery!
Thank the Lord Jesus that the 3rd Bush is NOT running, and bring on the rest of the Republican's nom's, it's gonna be a good year 2012 for the Dem's! Meet you back here and we'll chat after the election. What a bunch of dummies that live in the world, it is so sad what they stand for. All the good and smart people just keep keepin on, and get your neighbor, family and friends to finally go out and vote (only 50% of Americans vote, which I just don't get) Dem and we'll all be alright.
I can't believe the caption on the photo. "The Obamas met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (formally Prince William and Kate Middleton) Tuesday morning." I'm hoping that the caption writer really meant formerly. If they really wanted to use formally, it would have been The Obamas met Prince William and Kate Middleton (formally the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) Tuesday morning.
I love the internet but it's encouraging illiteracy in the US. Many articles on major websites online have grammatical and/or spelling errors. It is so easy to spell check these days that I don't understand how so many slip through. The saddest part for me is that most people don't even notice.
Are you coming tonight is just as easy to type as RU coming 2nite? North Dakota is even running an ad campaign where their url begins with RU instead of areyou. The dumbing down of the U.S. continues.
Good to see some of the people bashing on all the haters! Every president has visited with the Royal family. If you remember right, the last time Mr. Obama hosted a dinner, visited the destruction in Alabama and played 9 holes of golf, he was overseeing the task force that killed Bin Laden... (ever hear of cell phones and multitasking) Makes you wonder what's he's up to this time...
sunshine, do you have any friend(s)? If yes, have you visited them recently? That's exactly what the great president of US is doing. grow up, learn some manners and perhaps learn something about protocols.
There's really no point to arguing with people who lack the mental capacity of your average stool sample. so you guys continue drinking that obama kool aid.
The Obamas are the most educated residents of the White House since the Clintons. They are a CLASS act in decency, professionalism and sheer down-to-earthness. Do they have flaws? Sure, they wouldn't be human if they didn't. Do I agree with EVERYTHING President Obama does? NO I do not even though many folks think ALL blacks support everything this President does. But seriously, folks need to quit all this hateration and give credit where it's due. President Obama has for the most part been an extremely DISCIPLINED and EFFECTIVE leader and a TREMENDOUS ROLE MODEL for young folks of ALL AGES. The same truly CANNOT be said of his predecessor. He has brought class and decency back to the Presidency and is to be applauded. He is widely respected around the world and that fosters an air of cooperation as we strive to make deals abroad or gain consensus on issues critical the economic and national security of the US. World leaders find him to be TRUSTWORTHY unlike his predecessor. So do I wish to go back to the era of 1993 to 2000, HELL NO!! He may not be perfect, but he's a welcome breath of fresh air and he's GETTING THE JOB DONE in a way few Presidents before him has and under the most extreme pocket of challenges ever presented to a sitting President. He has risen above EVERY ONE. Starting with the hijacking of the commercial vessel of the coast of Somalia back when his Presidency was only a couple months old. His check list of accomplishments both military and otherwise is breathtaking. Does he deserve 4 more years? A RESOUNDING YES from me!!
Ok, being totally a chic here.....love Mrs Obama's dress! and wow Kate is way too thin! she looks even smaller than on her wedding day....she's beginning to look like a bobble head...sad
Blind or Deaf people can see that this whole daily antagonistic, negative, divisive attitude toward the President and his wife has been brewing and boiling in a racist pot of hate, disdain, and supremacy, ever since he announced he was even running for the presidency! So you all can keep acting like it's about his policies if it makes you feel better, but GOD and SATAN knows you're lying through your keypads! He'll never be as embarrasing to the nation as BUSH was! At least he hadn't had to duck any shoes!
Barry does not duck shoes, he bows to kiss them.
'He bows to kiss them'?!? Shoes? I hadn't seen him stoop that low! BTW, just know, you and the rest of your teabaggers wilI be hard-pressed to find any black man to do that anymore! But OK, Jay; If that's what you really think of an American President, who's trying to show respect and proper protocol to royals and heads of state go on! I remember 'W' was 'respectfully' holding hands with the DALI LAMA in the garden like two little girls. So, respect is the reason OBAMA hadn't had a PAIR aimed at his head!
Since when is it cool to disrecpect our American President? This is insane. So many people sit and talk without knowing. Let me guess, half you dimwits got your news from the media. Msnbc (democrats) Fox News (republicans) why not think outside the box? These news outlets have your minds in a naive bubble. Stop disrespecting our leader and just thank whoever it is you thank, that you live in such a great country. You selfish people only care about lower gas prices while people are being slaughtered on the same planet that we all live and breathe on. Sure we don't all agree on the same thing but im at least thankful im not in poverty, im thankful that i don't have to worry if my family is going to be killed by militants why not be thankful for what you do have around you?
To the Haters - Maybe if the President had let the country go into a Depression you wouldn't even own a computer to comment.
This is a man that has integrity, dosen't let anyone get into his head or upset him and was able to multi-task while being denigrated for not being a leader, yet ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Some may not want to accept it but it was under his guidance and Presidency that it happened. He deserved the NOBEL PEACE AWARD.
President Obama will get my vote and many others for the accomplishments he has made and also for saving this country and turning the economy around. Thing are beginning to get better and people are hiring.
God Bless this President and his family and the United States of America including the naysayers.
Very well said! No president's going to be perfect, but Obama did a great job. He also demonstrated the effectiveness of his brand of foreign policy and now the Right has to eat crow!
LOL! Eat crow?!? That's what they should be used to eating anyway by now, but they're in so much denial and carry so much unnecessary disdain and anger for PRESIDENT OBAMA and his wife that they're too eaten up themselves right now with bigotry, hate, rage and (they think it's hidden) racism, to eat crow or anything else for that matter! SO SAD!!