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Heads Up: President Obama’s press conference

3:0: President Obama holds a press conference

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139 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama’s press conference”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    August 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Okay, Pres O, I’m here AND listening!

  2. 7 Allison
    August 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Can’t wait to see Pres Obama!

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      August 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Did you see him yesterday, Allison? ;)
      .
      . :grin: Actually, I’m anxious to see him too. I want to check for myself if he has acquired any more gray hairs since becoming a year older. ;)

  3. 9 yardarm756
    August 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Let the games begin.

    • August 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Shipmate, I’m still recovering from the trapped-naughty-bits pic, put me right off my lunch.

      • 11 yardarm756
        August 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        I hope it wasn’t broiled squirrel. :-D

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        August 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

        Chips – You of all people should know TOD is not for the weak! Ha ha ha. Oh, my, I’m lookin’ at my President, delivering this press conference now, and he is magnificent. The turkeys in the pews are being silent … they are not used to being so close to greatness!

  4. 13 Linda
    August 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Per Blizter : ” Jessica Yellen broke the news about the changes in the ” Obama Surveillance ” Regime “.

    Gawd they are pathetic.

  5. 15 anniebella
    August 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    How the heck can some people complain about President Obama going on a 8 day vacation with his family, when Congress is gone on a 5 week vacation.

  6. 18 dotster3
    August 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    reporting in—-ready for PBO—-still with bad puter—–work guys here too long—–will need to wait a bit longer for one of those new-fangled puters where all keys type
    news peeps appear to be drooling about got ya inquiries ewwwwww

  7. 19 utaustinliberal
    August 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Can’t wait for the first dumb question and the classic Pres. Obama put down. Aaaaah….good times.

  8. 22 Don
    August 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I don’t mean to sound obnoxious but I’m stuck at work and I don’t get off until 3:00 pm, so I’m hoping the press conference won’t start until 3:00 pm.

    XOXOXOX

    • 23 jacquelineoboomer
      August 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      When we’re stuck listening to the WHPC ask their questions so stupidly, we actually prefer everybody here acting obnoxious! That’s how I feel, anyway. :)

  9. 24 desertflower
    August 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Checking in from lunch…gotta run back to work….hope that we can see this later:) As usual, I’ll miss it!

  10. 25 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “I’ve encouraged Mr. Putin to think forward and not back with mixed results. ” I chuckled at that one.

  11. 26 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Ahhhhh POTUS said one of the things he’s looking forward to is some of our gay and lesbian athletes bringing home some medals. Did he also just ding Russia for NOT having any gay or lesbian athletes, that it would probably make them weaker? Heads will be exploding.

  12. August 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    upChuck is world class #JACKASS.

    • August 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      His question, can you get *anything* done because you and Putin don’t get along?

      What an IDIOT!!!

      If he were alive in the early 1960s, would he have asked JFK that after Kruschev’s shoe-thumping tantrum?

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      August 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Arapaho, that man is a waste of space in the White House press room. Across this country, there are thousands upon thousands of far better journalists–even in the smallest towns–than this over-inflated twit. Why does the president have to be inflicted with the worst of the worst? Todd’s comment that the president should pardon Snowden because it was the little traitor who made PBO review surveillance was so filled with ignorance, hatred and superciliousness that I wanted to puke.

  13. 30 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    He just said he does not have a bad relationship with Putin. They’re often productive, and blunt. He compared Putin’s posture to a kid at the back of the class (slouching) for those reporters who like to look at body language.

  14. 31 Allison
    August 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  15. 32 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you! No ES is not a patriot ( chuckie’s two part question). Let Snowden come to US with a lawyer and stand trial. He’d already offered whistleblower protection for government employees. He did not use those avenues available to him.

  16. 33 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Let’s put the whole elephant out there instead of a trunk here and a leg there.

  17. 34 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    He stands up for the folks who work(ed) for him. He compared it to defending Susan Rice before she was nominated. He made a joke- he’d defend Jake Tapper if someone was saying things untrue about him, and he has to folks in the Whitehouse. Funny guy! POTUS!

  18. 37 yardarm756
    August 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    CHUCK TODD IS A SEVERE ASS!

    • 38 dotster3
      August 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      keeps sneering—–he’s gross

      • 39 yardarm756
        August 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

        Can’t say all I want to here.

        • 40 HZ
          August 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm

          I know what you mean, yardarm756. Between my protein smoothies this morning and my one med., I am keeping it in the oven. I cannot stand to look at Chuckie Todd. He is taking a check that he certainly, IMOP, does not deserve to be collecting that check. He does not serve the American people well in that position.

          O/T a little how do these men and women get to be in the WHPC? I really do not know that, especially from what I am seeing these days.HZ

  19. 41 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    make that before she was nominated for anything- cause he reiterated more than once, that no decision has been made and both potentials in the news- Sumner, and Yellin are qualified

  20. 42 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    PO made it clear that his pick has to view a growing economy, which full employment is the primary goal. Yes, keep the dollar strong, and keep an eye on inflation, but that’s not are main concern right now.

  21. 43 vcprezofan2
    August 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I love the way PBO’s answers ALWAYS reveal that he has a handle on the motives of his detractors. I find that so, so, so awesome – no flies on my our president! :grin:

  22. August 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  23. 45 yardarm756
    August 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    It’s like trying to explain how 2 nickols and 1 dime are the same to a 2nd grader.

  24. 48 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Cute- he compared telling MO , (back in the day) that he did the dishes. Maybe, he shows her the dishes, he’d like her to take his word, but uhm maybe he shows her the dishes. So… show the American people how the surveillance program works .

  25. 50 Dudette
    August 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

  26. August 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I arrived just in time for this presser, and I’m already concluding that this President Barack Obama is a MASTER-MIND. He just gave Jon Karl a nice teaspoon of STFU…..

  27. 52 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Why does the president have to point out what he has said in past speeches to these doofices(sp) He pointed out how back in May(?) he said that there is less of a threat like 9/11, but that they CAN go after our embassies. Again- “we are not going to completely eliminate terrorism, but we can weaken it.

  28. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    August 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Anybody else feel President Obama is bored silly speaking with these small-minded, childish goofballs?

    • 54 elo4obama/biden
      August 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      No jacieboomer… he’s speaking to us. Thank you Mr. President. What I’ve learned is to not look at the before program, and not to look at the after talking heads. I look to you smart people to help inform me. Thank you.

      • 55 jacquelineoboomer
        August 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        Well, you are definitely right – he is speaking to us – and I feel better since you reminded me that the reporters are just the conduit. (Actually, they aren’t a conduit to any news, but we do get to hear directly from the President, as they sit there looking like dolts, there’s that.)

    • 56 Puddin'
      August 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      President Obama is used to having conversations/discussions with intelligent people…including his daughters! His girls have more intelligence and common sense in their baby finger, than the WHPC!!

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      August 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      Oh, yeah, he’s bored, JOB. Plus he probably goes backstage and laughs at how lazy and ignorant they are.

      • 59 jacquelineoboomer
        August 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm

        That’s the part I’m thinking he enjoys the most – that laugh backstage! When it’s ohvah!

  29. 60 Dudette
    August 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    • 61 Puddin'
      August 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      This is why President Obama appears on The Tonight Show instead of sitting down with Andrea Mitchell (Rachel Maddow’s suggestion).

      • 62 HZ
        August 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

        Yes, did you hear Rachel saying that to Ms. Greenspan the other day. What the hell was that all about. Like President Barack H. Obama cannot handle Andrea? What the hell. I turned my tv off at that moment. These people are full of crap.HZ

  30. 63 HZ
    August 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I am so grateful that our President knows his duties as our President of the United States and these suckers just do not get it. He just slapped little Mr. Henry. Bam!!!HZ

  31. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    August 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Ed Henry probably has to go home and change his pants now, after askin’ that big ol’ question.

    #FOOL

  32. 72 Allison
    August 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  33. 74 dotster3
    August 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Ed Henry wins Grossest Award ——throw uppy——his attitude—– his question——-his whole being——ugh squared!

  34. 76 yardarm756
    August 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Ed Henry, Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd. 3 heads on the same dog, Cerberus!

  35. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    August 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I’m starting to wish Jay Leno were in this crowd at the presser.

  36. 84 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    EHenry- questioning him about saying after Benghazie, ( 11 months ago) we’d get the perpetrators. Where are they? SNAP***” I also said we’d get Bin Laden and we didn’t get him in 11 months!!!” He reiterated- anyone who harms Americans…. Sit down Mr. Ed ( horse’s ass)

  37. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    August 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I hope the President keeps this going for hours and hours. They’ll run out of questions, soon, and maybe he’ll start asking them questions. Like, “Have you ever considered a career change?”

    • 86 HZ
      August 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Jacquelineoboomer, I was just thinking the same thing. Keep talking, Mr. President. School these asses again and again. Make their fingers fall off, or their batteries go dead. Speak, Speak all day , Mr. President. HZ

      • 87 jacquelineoboomer
        August 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

        I’m sure their batteries are never allowed to go dead – they need to hear their music on the jog home – Ha!

        It was fun liveblogging with you today, HZ! You’re a riot.

        • 88 HZ
          August 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

          Jacquelineoboomer, I enjoyed our live chat. Your wit always makes me smile. Love you back, my beautiful one.HZ

  38. 89 Don
    August 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I’m unable to watch, but is President Obama really kicking ass?

    • 90 elo4obama/biden
      August 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Yes Don. :smile:

      • 91 HZ
        August 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        Don, President Obama kicked their asses all over the place. They will not be able to have a nice “sit down” for dinner tonight. However, most of these incompetent pencil holders and , smartphone holders can not stand up against this brilliant President. He tore them up.HZ

  39. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    August 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Isn’t the President going on vacation right after this? He’ll be whistling and skipping toward Marine One, if he is! He’s so far above this crowd in intellect, it must be making him dizzy. Not to mention what it’s doing to them. He knows every subject so well, they’re probably checking their notes like mad.

    Oh, great, Jessica Yellin – another fool asking a hypothetical question.

    • 93 COS
      August 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Mrs. O’Boomer, I love how he made all of those pertinent points about ACA, especially while his presser is being shown on local tv. He is soooo smart. He also let them know that Snowden was not the driving factor in not meeting with Putin. He never disappoints.

      • 94 HZ
        August 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

        Great point, COS. Let the nation hear his message. Also, your point, “He never disappoints.” Amen, Amen. Thanks for your insight, COS.

      • 95 jacquelineoboomer
        August 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm

        *He never disappoints.*

        Yes, we’ve been watching and listening to the masterful President Obama for years, now, and he never disappoints!

  40. 96 japa21
    August 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  41. 100 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you!- the idea that you would shut down government unless you can prevent 30 million people from getting health insurance. Perfect response.

    • 101 HZ
      August 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Perfect response indeed elo4obama/biden. President Obama is taking his time and schooling these fake paper and pen holders. They are for sure, not real journalists. HZ

    • 102 Dudette
      August 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      What’d he say? What?

      Dang, I can’t listen at work!!! :-(

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        August 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm

        He said, “Somebody please say hello to Dudette for me.” (No, really.)

      • August 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

        Dudette, you’re going to want to cue this one up from start to finish. Patience, thoughtfulness, no ambiguity. He was in great command as usual but he also had that OK, I’M GOING ON MY AWESOME VACATION NOW, MY LITTLE CHIHUAHUAS thing going on.

  42. August 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hello Chips and TODville!!

    Well, President Obama just powered through another presser with the intelligence, honesty and resolve of a great leader. There’s no one who compares to this man, not one whit. He took on foreign and domestic issues brilliantly and swatted back the silly notions of our weak press. BRAVO-BRAVO-BRAVO.

    • 114 hopefruit2
      August 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Indeed meta – I agree with you 200% Fav’d and RT’d!

      • 115 HZ
        August 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        Meta, beautifully stated. He is always so relaxed as he is explaining some of the most difficult, and high priorities in his administration for the country. He is just so brilliant of a President.
        “There is no one who compares to this man, not one whit.” Amen, meta.

        I am so grateful that we have this man, our beautiful and brilliant, calm, but Firm man as our President. HZ

  43. 116 elo4obama/biden
    August 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Last question regarded immigration. His summary caucus politics interfering. He listed all the ways in which the bill does what so many SAY there concerned about – border security, the economy. He listed all the folks pushing for this bill to pass- business, evangelicals etc.- “Let’s get it done”

    • 117 jackiegrumbacher
      August 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Elo, the president’s statement on immigration was pitch perfect. He got out everything that was good about the Senate bill, how immigration reform would help the economy, housing and technology and then said that there were enough votes for it to pass. His artful use of the term ‘caucus politics’ to describe what is actually the utter cowardice and mismanagement of John Boehner was truly masterful.

  44. 118 anniebella
    August 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Excellently news conference by President Obama.

    • 119 anniebella
      August 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Didn’t POTUS put Ed Henry in his place when Henry asked about where are the people who carried out the terrorists act in Benghazi? POTUS told it told us longer than 11 months to get bin Laden, but we got him. Bam !!!! Shut the “F” up Ed Henry.

  45. 120 dotster3
    August 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    PBO is on a separate higher plane than anyone else in that gathering——-so superior in insight and brain power

  46. 121 Puddin'
    August 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Upchuck likes to hear himself talk…they all seem to have a problem with telling truth regarding what President Obama said. I am so glad we have the opportunity to hear the words directly from the president’s mouth. The WHPC is useless.

  47. 122 yardarm756
    August 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    If the dog had 4 heads, Angela Mitchell would be it.

  48. 123 hopefruit2
    August 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  49. August 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Damn, I missed the presser. Sounds like our Prez was brilliant as usual.

    • 125 cookemom
      August 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      me too and I was sitting here all along with the TV off, no excuse for missing it.

      • 126 anniebella
        August 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        Were you guys working? POTUS was on his game.

        • 127 anniebella
          August 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

          Sorry you missed the press conference.

          • 128 cookemom
            August 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

            No I wasn’t working (retired in 2001). I was trying to map out a new running path on the google maps. I turned the TV off because it was too distracting. I turned it back on just in time for the last question and answer. Plus, I still didn’t find a running route that I liked.

  50. 129 hopefruit2
    August 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm

  51. August 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I really hate my tweet typos, but this question infuriated me.

    Mystifies me that the MSM seems to only hire/promote the most rightwing fringe journos, e.g., Jake the Snake, jMart from Politico to NYT, Zeke from Politico to TIME, Jonathan Karl, ad nauseum).

    • 131 anniebella
      August 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Some people are so stupid. And Zeke Miller sounds like one of those people, with such a stupid stupid question.

    • 132 yardarm756
      August 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Me thinks Zeke Miller is Little Abners brother!

    • 133 Sandy1110
      August 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      What a pissy little jerk Miller is. They just cannot STAND being bested by this black President.

    • 134 ericfive
      August 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      I don’t remember these assholes complaining about GWB’s answers and he lied us into war. Hate is a word I use sparingly, but I HATE these ignorant lazy propagandists.

    • August 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      President Obama KNOWS his WHPConferences are for the “WE THE PEOPLE” and NOT for the WHPressCorp. The jackels think everything is about them.

  52. August 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    What a GREAT presser by POTUS!

  53. 138 HZ
    August 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Someone tell Kelly O’Donnell and Rep. Peter King to go take a long hike, and do his job. Congress has a responsibility also. Tired of them of trying to put all of this shit on POB. However, if Congress will stop naming Post Offices and voting 30-40 times to repeal ACA, maybe these sorry asses would do something that the American people want them to work with President Obama to get things done.

    However, President Obama is tired of these crap-holders, and they have not seen anything yet.

    Go and enjoy your vacation with your family and friends, Mr. President, even though we know you, you will be working as our President to do your job as our President.

    Have a wonderful time, Mr. President. Very nice presses.HZ

    • 139 jackiegrumbacher
      August 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Well-said, HZ. Wise words. These people yipping at the president’s heels are truly pathetic. The president will keep on doing a brilliant job and thankfully will now get a brief time to enjoy with his family. I hope the sun smiles on him on him in the next eight days.


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