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President Obama’s remarks on Egypt

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President Barack Obama speaks by phone with his National Security Staff regarding the situation in Egypt, while in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)


77 Responses to “President Obama’s remarks on Egypt”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    August 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I heard it.

  2. 6 Nena20409
    August 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Good Afternoon Fellow TODers ;)

  3. 7 Nena20409
    August 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Congrats VC……on your Gold. :cool:

  4. 9 57andfemale
    August 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm
  5. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    August 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    This poor ABC reporter will be sick of me by tonight … maybe sooner! Ha!

    • August 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      You’re the best J!!!

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        August 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        CC, you have awesome recall! :grin: I am always impressed at the way you have facts literally at your fingertips. Way to go!

        • August 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

          Ha, I completely cheated VC – used the search function in the admin section, found myself ranting about this creature, ooooooh, several times over the last few years. And his tone so often? PBO is uppity. Ah, say no more.

          • 17 vcprezofan2
            August 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

            A search FUN-ction….hmmmmm. So when do we TOD plebs get our search function for our individual past comments here? Shouldn’t be too hard to rig up after your recent in-the-wilds technological masterpiece.

            • August 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

              :lol: The WordPress search thingie on the main page is USELESS!! It’s beyond me why they can’t come up with a better one, it surely wouldn’t be too hard for techy-big-brains?!

              • 19 57andfemale
                August 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

                FYI – I STILL have to load TOD, sign in, then close out the page, reload the page and THEN I can post comments. It’s the stupidest thing.

              • 20 vcprezofan2
                August 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

                ‘The WordPress search thingie on the main page is USELESS’
                Having tried it myself more than once I have to agree. Which is why I’m calling on your creative brain to come up with an alternative. I would prefer it to be a bit prettier, I mean more sightly, version that your latest doodad, but am willing to compromise on the looks within reason.

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      August 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      JO’B I reread Dwyer’s tweet, in case I was too sleepy last night and so read undertones that weren’t there.

      ‘WH again condemns violence in #Egypt, but still refuses to call a coup a coup. $1.3 B in aid keeps flowing. Obama, meanwhile, is golfing.’

      I still find the final sentence quite telling in its negative implication. Caesar sleeps while Rome burns; Obama golfs while Egypt implodes. Not to mention placement of other words like ‘but still’ ‘refuses’ ‘flowing’ aid etc.

      My conclusion is that if he meant it to be objective he needs to work on fine-tuning his word usage.

      • 22 ericfive
        August 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

        He is engaging in RW dog whistle fodder. PBO’s so called “refusal to call a coup a coup” echoes the nonsensical and disproven RW talking point that PBO refused to call the Benghazi attack an “act of terror”. The snark about PBO golfing is playing on the racist belief that PBO is lazy which is very popular among the Tea Party set. The general tone of his tweet is negative and snarky and I commend you for calling him out on his b.s.

      • 23 yardarm756
        August 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        Naw. He needs a suit of armor and a phone booth. Mr. T use to say, ” I pity the fool”. Too late. He now has Chips and JO on his case. When those two “ladies” finish gnawin’ on his ah, er ass, as it were, there won’t be enough left for a hungery hyena. ROFLMAO!

        • 24 vcprezofan2
          August 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

          You. are. …. (fill in the blank). :grin:

        • August 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

          And with that I collapsed in a heap, my sides literally split – Shipmate, there’s no one on planet earth who uses the English language like ya!!!!!!

          • 26 yardarm756
            August 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

            Who, me? Waddisay? I just call ‘em like I see ‘em.

            • 27 jacquelineoboomer
              August 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

              Wish I had more to “report” back, Yardarm, with your confidence and all (Ha!), but the Dwyer guy gave in a little too quickly. Poor baby.

              I sent him a few more tweets, then he responded and I wrote my final poke … life’s too short to spend more time on this joker! (He’s of the Luke Russert variety! I pity the fool, too, more for that reason!)

              • 28 HZ
                August 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm

                Chips, I love you my beautiful one. That is why I call you my ‘ Brilliant, do not mess with , firm to the core great leader here in charge of this family. Love you my beautiful Chips HZ

                J’O you are cutting this little fly , @devindwyer, all over the place. You go my J’O. Love it. Tear his arse up for me also. HZ

                Yardarm, I just love the socks off of you. You say it right all the time. Thank you my dear special friend. Love it. HZ

                Keep it moving, TOD family. I love my TOD family .HZ

                • 29 jacquelineoboomer
                  August 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

                  HZ – I see you’ve put me in great company, there! I just love it when your feisty (“devilish”) side comes out! Love you back / JO’B

  6. 30 Allison
    August 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm
  7. August 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Meanwhile, breaking news from Beirut: a car bomb exploded in a suburb of the capital.

  8. 36 57andfemale
    August 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    • August 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      The Egyptian military regime sees the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat to its control over the Egyptian government. Before he was overthrown, President Morsi was engaged in a deliberate campaign to consolidate his power over Egypt’s government, which the military and its moneyed allies saw as a threat to their longstanding political dominance.

      The Brothers, for their part, believe they were duly elected and deserve to rule. With neither side interested in backing down, the stage is set for more protests and crackdowns. Or worse: Cairo-based analyst Issandr El Amrani believes the military wants the Muslim Brotherhood to take up arms so they have an excuse for an even deeper crackdown.

      **************************

      This is going to take all the genius of PBO..to find a path thru this…

  9. 38 dotster3
    August 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    OT, but just a honey of a segment by Colbert, another priceless gem. Must see. (pardon the huff po link)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/colbert-out-mayor-johnny-cummings_n_3761237.html

  10. August 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm
  11. 45 Linda
    August 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama’s administration has announced $67 million in awards to organizations that will help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday the Navigator grant awards to 105 organizations in states that are letting the federal government run their online insurance marketplaces.

    The Navigator program will be particularly important to the health law’s success in some Republican-led states that aren’t doing any state-directed outreach to the uninsured.

    The grant winners don’t have much time to hire and train outreach workers. Enrollment for the health law’s new coverage options starts Oct. 1, and benefits kick in Jan. 1.

    Navigators must complete a training program developed by the federal government and pass an exam.

    from the AP ticker

    • 46 57andfemale
      August 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Where’d they get the funding? Repubs have done everything they can to keep the administration from being able to know anything about ACA’s implementation.

      • 47 Linda
        August 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        i think a lot of the funding was front loaded when the law passed…..probably in the HHS budget

        • 48 57andfemale
          August 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

          Gotcha. I do know that the evildoers have been able to hamstring a full media campaign. It really is despicable. Traitors.

  12. 49 sherijr
    August 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I listened in the car- to POTUS. He is so down to earth, rational and sensible… if folks would just listen.

  13. 54 peppylepew
    August 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    %&*-+$&*((% Did you all hear what CNN Banfeld said obout POTUS Egypt speech? He is giving then ‘license to kill’ WTH??

    • 55 sherijr
      August 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      anyone who said that did NOT listen to President Obama’s statement.. at all.

    • 56 ericfive
      August 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      She should volunteer to send her kids and family members to go over to Egypt to restore order. This is the real world, sometimes there are no easy answers or solutions to the world’s problems. PBO is not Egypt’s president (nor is he a “Magic Negro” that can solve all problems with a snap of his fingers). The Egyptian people have no obligation to provide the US with a happy ending to the Arab spring. They are having a civil war, just as we had (the effects of which we are dealing with to this day). “Nation building” is not this country’s strong suit, as PBO wisely realizes. Taking a patient, wait and see approach does not translate well in a 24hour new cycle, as Banfeld’s ignorant statement clearly illustrates

  14. 57 57andfemale
    August 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm
  15. 58 57andfemale
    August 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Oh, holy shit – ANOTHER nephew spewing RW/libertarian b.s. about the distribution of wealth as ‘theft’. And he’s a police officer, for God’s Sake!

    • 59 57andfemale
      August 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Oh, and he lived most of his childhood years on welfare. His mother, and her mother before her, and his sister – who has 5 children with five different fathers – have all lived on welfare. His father, my husband’s evil twin, gave support when he hadn’t gambled all his money away.

      And these are ‘good, Catholic, white people’. I guess if you’re white, you are absolved from all criticism for your ‘theft’.

      I can’t get into another argument today. I have a migraine, work sucks and I wish I was out to lunch with my husband for our 33rd anniversary.

      • August 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

        Take a deep breath and carry on. What you think and feel is all that matters. Have a really happy 33rd with your hubby. In this day and age, getting past 10 seems to be a real challenge for so many. I always tell people ‘go where the love is’. That’s why I come here.

      • 64 Judith Fardig
        August 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm

        Happy Anniversary! Hold on to love.

        • 65 57andfemale
          August 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

          We had a quiet night together, made a nice dinner, polished off a bottle of champagne and shared how grateful we are to have each other. He bought me flowers, I brought him a chocolate cake. It doesn’t get any better than that.

    • 66 vcprezofan2
      August 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      What can I say,57F, except ‘poor thing’ to be so closely surrounded by so much out of touch- ness? Fortunately, TOD is a true haven from, and for, so much.

      • 67 57andfemale
        August 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

        Most of my peeps are progressive, but a couple sneak through and they’re family and can’t be totally ignored. Sigh.

  16. 69 57andfemale
    August 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm
  17. 71 57andfemale
    August 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    He didn’t! he really didn’t say this, did he?! This is the insanity John McCain unleashed on us because of the dingbat he deemed worthy of the vice presidency.

    • 72 jackiegrumbacher
      August 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      57, Terry McAuliffe, as imperfect as he is, has to win Virginia. North Carolina has already become a cess pool and so will Virginia if the cookoo guy is elected. Virginians have to fight back now.

      • 73 57andfemale
        August 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

        I completely agree. I really dislike McAuliffe – I think he’s a smarmy, DLC jerk – but I will actually send him a few bucks because we must elect Democrats. Without it, we get stoned back to the 12th century. With McAuliffe, we will have sane governance and move the ball down the field in the progressive direction. There will be Medicaid, highway funding, disaster relief and any number of laws that return common sense and decency, even if he is not my perfect McDreamy Candidate.

        See, emoprogs. Is that so hard to understand?

  18. 74 Jovie
    August 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

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