Previous post:

Next post:

Happy New Year!

by Keith Koffler on December 31, 2011, 4:22 pm

Happy New Year everyone!

Thanks to all of you for helping make this such a great year for me and White House Dossier. The blog has grown immensely, and it’s because of you and your support.

A special thanks to all of you who contribute with your comments. I’ve heard many times from people that reading the thoughts of my entertaining and provocative readers is a big part of the reason they visit the blog. And I learn something from you every day.

I hope that all of you have a great year in store, and that those of you who have had it tough over the last 12 months will have greater joy in 2012.


{ 1 trackback }


Star December 31, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Someone said this is her first stop in the morning–I save my first visit for dessert (the ever popular CAKE perhaps?) after the emails and papers. Thanks for giving us a place to vent, joke, fume and maybe even say something passingly important. At very least, I feel like I may have been sent into exile from DC to AZ to send dispatches from the real world.

Janice/Granny Jan December 31, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I’d rather be provocative than boring. Happy New Year everyone.

cheryl December 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Happy New Year everyone and may it be a year of real change we can believe in.

Mark Holbrook December 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm

The thanks should go to you for a great New Year, as you contribute the time, effort, expertise and detail that allows us to ‘vent’ and document our thoughts. And it certainly helps that you are in a position to keep the topical issues at the forefront, or detail those that might have been overlooked by the sluggish media. Here’s to 2012…the year of butchering sacred cows!

Lizzy December 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Happy New Year and thanks for a place to go and chat and learn. Everyone here is great so glad I found all of you truly 2012 will be a battle but we must
fight the good fight and win our country back!

Star January 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

The electricity was out this AM–and it reinforced how MUCH I do not want to live in Waterworld with the Water–we need to keep on keeping on here! As we used to say–no wait, that was KEEP ON TRUCKIN’.

Star January 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

I meant WITHOUT the water. Jeez, great start.

TexasFred December 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Susan December 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Thank you Keith for giving those of us out in flyover country a Washington insider’s point of view. Your articles are always well-written, honest, and thought-provoking. I’ve learned so much from you and your loyal posters, and enjoy the interactions (except for that goat legs guy Star mentioned). Here’s hoping next year will be a healthy, happy, and prosperous one for us all. Gird your loins patriots!

anneinarkansas January 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

Thanks for the reference to flyover country…you are so right that is refreshing for those of us out here to get the info from Keith, who knows Washington and how it works.
My powder is dry!

Lisa December 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Happy New Year Keith and everyone else!!

Laurie December 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Thank you Keith and all of you who enlighten me and keep me interested in our country’s politics and choices every day. I read this website continually and enjoy it so much. Happy New Year to all of you and may GOD bless America and all of you!

rulierose December 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Keith: all glory goes to you. there’s nothing else like whitehousedossier on the web. (I wonder what the WH “social media” guy thinks of you.)

Happy New Year to all! and may 2012 be everything we could ask for.

Knothead December 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Indeed you’ve grown, I’ve grown wiser, in fact, the first of 2011, my home page was Fox News. The End of 2012 my home page is White House Dossier. Thanks Keith and company for bringing some sanity and satire to this great country. 2012 will be even better as this site expands from keyboard to keyboard.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for the future.

PS: I have learned enough on your blog to possibly not be called Knothead anymore. Maybe Ken Seymour. (Can SeeMore)

Star January 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

Knothead was kinda cute…just my not so humble.

Janice/Granny Jan December 31, 2011 at 6:59 pm!/search/realtime/%23Obama2012slogans

I’ve been having a little fun on Twitter. Join me if you can.

GotFreedom December 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Not on Twitter, so you may already have this one:

SOB–Sick of Barack!!!

Happy New Year!

Janice/Granny Jan December 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I’m only nominally on Twitter. I just read the Tweets of some interesting people. Nobody reads mine . I just reinstated my account because it’s the only place to go late at night when everything else is dead. It’s like watching a food fight at times especially Andrew Breibart’s Twiitter account.

Susan December 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I rarely get on Twitter but will give it a shot. Love Andrew Breitbart’s passion for conservatism. The greatest patriots in the movement are reformed liberals.

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I’m following you now GJ :)

Mr. Pink December 31, 2011 at 7:05 pm

“For Sasha, Malia, Michelle and myself, I’d like to take a moment to wish ourselves a very happy new year.”

- Barack Obama
A note from attorneys Dewey, Cheatem & Howe: This is not a real quote

Janice/Granny Jan December 31, 2011 at 7:19 pm

You got the incorrect grammar but you forgot BO:

Thanks for watching, and from Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo and myself, Happy New Year.

anneinarkansas January 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

You also forgot to ask for three dollarsl!

Star January 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

Baby needs a new pair of (Jimmy) Choos.

DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Bring it on 2012 ! Thanks for the great blog hangout Keith, and a very Happy New Year to All *clinky*

Deana December 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Happy New Year, Keith, and God bless you and yours in it! Thanks for giving us the inside look into the WH all year long. Keep up the great work!

GotFreedom December 31, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Time for New Beginnings
Taylor Addison,
Blue Mountain Arts, 1989

“This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.

As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,

Remember each experience for the good that has come of it
and for the knowledge you have gained.

Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.

Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.

Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.

And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.

Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings
and the celebration of life.”

. . .and when everyone is done partying, it’s time to get to work and make certain that America doesn’t make the same mistake twice–NOBAMA 2012!

Happy New Year Everyone and God Bless you all, your families and America, now more than ever :)

srdem65 December 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm

The end of a year is always a good time to reflect on what was good and inslpiring rather than the hard times or events that weren’t so good.
It’s always good to find kindred souls who share one’s opinions and sometimes challenge one’s conclusions. All of us who share a conservative political ideal don’t have many outlets or places to voice our opinions, and we don’t see those ideals promoted in our MSM, whose voice is so much louder than ours.
Thanks to MrKoffler for the everyday job of giving us a peek into the WhiteHouse, and his views that he so graciously allows us to challenge.

And thanks to my fellow commenters, for their insight, the humor, and the realization that “old dogs” can learn new tricks; we who matured in the age of the manual typewriter have mastered the internet and we love it.

Star January 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

Yes–what he said.

cindylu December 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm


Hope it’s a great one for everyone.

Thanks Keith and thank you guys that comment-it has been fun and hopefully more fun in 2012

Florida Girl December 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Happy New Year, Keith!!!! Thanks for all of the hard work you do to provide us with information that we wouldn’t get elsewhere. Keep up the good work!!!

Comas December 31, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Happy New Year to all!

Daily visitor and silent but my goal is to be more vocal in 2012 :-)


DeniseVB December 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Keith, this is why we need you….

Keep on keeping on :D

lc southern December 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Happy New Year Keith. Thanks for giving us a place to express ourselves!

Granny Jan/Janice January 1, 2012 at 1:12 am

Barack’s New Year’s resolution postcards from the RNC. Maybe they try not to be too snarky but I might have stepped it up a notch:

ObamaLIES January 1, 2012 at 1:29 am

Thank YOU Keith – for a place to vent, learn and ponder each others’ views. Happy New Year and may America rise again to the greatness she once knew for those that love and respect her.

United, conservatives will make the difference. Never doubt it.

Car in January 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to 2012 not sucking as much as 2011!!

Granny Jan/Janice January 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

No golf on New Year’s Eve day which means today is a given. It will be # 93. He probably could get two more rounds in which will make it 95. So, it looks like we won’t see the big 100 until spring.

Newsbusters wrote this about the media’sgnoring Obama’s golfing with Bobby Titcomb:

Susan January 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

Bobby Titcomb’s past is almost as mysterious as Obama’s. Know his dad was a well known judge and actor on Hawaii Five-O, but the son never amounted to much. He worked as a commercial fisherman and airline employee according to the school alumni paper. He was a year behind Obama at Punahou High School and never graduated. How he can afford to run with the rich and famous in Hawaii is something of a mystery. Too bad the legacy media just yawns when the most powerful man in America pals around with a shady guy who has had a few run-ins with the law…

anneinarkansas January 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

Happy New to You and Your Family, Keith,

You provide a wonderful site with the best insights of any all…I check it out several times each day.

Also enjoy the comments of everyone else on here…often the best of the day.

Star January 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

You are no slouch yourself, Anne…

Kathy January 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

Happy New Year Keith, and to all your commenters. I love your site, read it several times a day, and have learned so much. I wish you and your commenters nothing but the best for 2012.

AZ Granny January 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

Congratulations, Keith, on being one of the 50 Fabulous blogs of the year! Your win is well deserved. :)

Hope everyone has a blessed and prosperous New Year!

Granny Jan/Janice January 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm
AZ Granny January 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Obama had his morning workout today. I bet golf will be on his schedule soon!

Wigglesworth January 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

and links on Drudge too!

Chuck Thomas January 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Thanks for what you do, Keith. WHD is one of the few “must reads” that come through on my Google Reader. Really appreciate your perspective and willingness to let us chime in. Love your combination of serious reporting and occasional humor, which is really quite well refined.

Janna January 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Thank you Keith, for being one of the very few brave enough to tell the truth. God bless you and your family in the coming year.

Shofar January 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I’m surprised you haven’t made any predictions for 2012. I would be interested to know what your mind set is for the coming year, and what all will unfold.

But, then again, you are a reporter, and as Joe Friday used to say, “Just the facts.”

DeniseVB January 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Sorry for the blog pimp, but too much fun is Dave Barry’s End of Year Review, via ME ;) (suck it Drudge)

MandyManners January 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I hope and pray that 2012 ushers Obama out of the national spot-light.

William January 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

Prosit Neujahr, Alles!

Car in January 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

Soooooo … anyone know if the Obamas are packing up yet?

And, the golf count!?! There are prognosticator reputations on the line.

Car in January 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

I see politico reporting that he is returning today.

Boo January 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

Car in – I’m still bettin’ Mooch returns separately – “got to” drop off the retinue of relatives, doncha’ know!

Scott January 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm


Best wishes for a Happy New Year for you, too. Thanks so much for your concise and insightful posts. You do a great job of telling the truth ,no matter which way it cuts. Sadly, there isn’t much of that going on at the moment elsewhere.

Congratulations on the growth of your blog. It’s very well-deserved.

CdP January 3, 2012 at 10:44 am


Let me add my voice to the chorus of those who really enjoy this blog. It’s one of my few “must-reads” every day, and I wish that you worked later in the evening and earlier in the day so I could get even more! On the other hand, that would require our Campaigner-In-Chief to work more than 2-3 hours a day to give you more to write about, so I’ll just have to make do! :)

In your spare time :), one idea would be to tabulate the days / hours he has spent working vs. vacation vs. campaigning… I think Romney would really appreciate it!

Warm wishes for a wonderful 2012

Keith Koffler January 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

Thanks everyone for these wonderful good wishes. Now, fasten your seat belts . . .