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President Obama Honors Wounded Warriors

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President Barack Obama, flanked by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, and Vice President Joe Biden, welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride.

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USA Today: Obama To Wounded Warriors: “You Inspire Us”

President Obama paid tribute Thursday to once-maimed veterans who are now racing bikes. “You inspire us,” Obama said. “You inspire the country.” The president spoke at the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House. The event is designed to help the injured recover and to raise awareness of the challenges they face.

Some of the bikers were so badly injured they had to re-learn “the basics,” Obama said — “how to stand again, how to walk again, how to run again.” “You inspire me with your courage, your resolve, your resilience, your tenacity, your optimism,” Obama said. “It makes me proud to be your Commander-in-Chief.”

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The Coolest President EVER!

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President Barack Obama makes a face as Nancy Loubin takes a picture of him at the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride.


125 Responses to “President Obama Honors Wounded Warriors”


  1. 6 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I LOVE my President!

  2. April 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Is it just me or is today a day of win for the good guys?

  3. April 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  4. 13 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    And the constant HRC pimping is probably not helping either…

    • 14 Vicki
      April 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      exactamundo, as my second ex-husband used to say!

      MSNBC–the Clinton network– yuck ugh

    • 15 99ts
      April 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Their best ratings this year came from Bridgegate – calling out GOP bullies – shame they don’t do it more often

      • 16 hopefruit2
        April 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        The CEO and many of the head honchos are GOP/Libertarians – so their default mode is bash the DEM who they consider to be most threatening – PBO.

    • 17 dotster3
      April 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      I’m not sure we should be celebrating this. With all its faults, and there are plenty, especially with certain personalities there, msnbc is the closest Dems have to a media mouthpiece—–in fact, the only possibility, I would add. Sad but true.

      • 18 hopefruit2
        April 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

        Actually our BEST media mouthpiece for Dems are the PBO Twitter brigade, OFA, certain blogs, and word of mouth. MSNBC is not as good a source for Dems as they once were.

        And they should not be rewarded with increased ratings when they make a hard-right turn.

    • April 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      yet, they continue to employ Chris Hayes

  5. April 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Aw, Dana Perino is hurt by PBO’s “rudeness” and called him a jerk.

  6. 23 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    • 24 Dudette
      April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      This is one very cool Pope!

    • 25 hopefruit2
      April 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      “Put on the apron of humility
      Serve your brother wash his feet
      That he may walk in the way of the lord
      Refreshed, refreshed.”

      A song I learned way way back in school (Catholic School). LOL!

    • 26 dotster3
      April 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Nice and inclusive, but——–foot washing?

      • 27 hopefruit2
        April 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        It’s considered an Easter/Holy week Ritual in the Catholic Church, as a sign of service to one’s fellow man.

        • 28 dotster3
          April 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

          I know.

          • 29 hopefruit2
            April 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

            Well, it’s like a practical foot massage for tired overworked feet. Except that someone else is doing it. America needs that. Religion need not be involved.

            A recent study showed that more foot washes translates to fewer tantrums on Twitter, at home, at work, at the DMV, at the polling station, etc. Actually no study showed that – YET.

      • 30 Nena20409
        April 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

        Yep. Just like Jesus did before he was betrayed and later killed.

        It is part of Easter for the Roman Catholics.

  7. 31 purpleshoesla
    April 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    What ho any TOD blog tryants around and about right now. I have a research emergency. Back in February a section of the CBO’s report re the ACA talked about an equivalent reduction in the labor/hours work force and no surprise the Repugs erroneously jumped all over it, taking it out of context saying that Obamacare would cost 2.5 million jobs and was a job killer. There were all kinds of articles that came out after that I thought TOD front paged including a statement from the CBO that refuted all that nonsense, but I can’t find which day it was on TOD. Can one of you lovely BT’s point me to the day or posts?? I’m reviewing a seminar presentation for a staff member that is quoting this nonsense and I need to find the articles so I can make them re-write this portion accurately. Any links to the TOD archived posts would be greatly appreciated!!

  8. April 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

  9. 42 Nena20409
    April 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    G <3 B

    Gold for awesome G -I to you Lady ;)

  10. April 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm

  11. April 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  12. 52 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    LL – tomorrow is Good Friday so I take it you’re going to whip up a nice fish dinner with you the missus and Stewie :)

  13. 56 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

  14. 58 Dudette
    April 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    • 60 Dudette
      April 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Aw! This is one very cool President!

      • 61 carolyn
        April 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm

        Oh my…..a president who cherishes Gabriel Garcia Marquez! I loved teaching his stories to college sophomores, and they loved his works. “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a story never to be forgotten…..and will take you away from the mundane world.

        Can any of you imagine any other president being able to write this message on the death of this gifted writer???? NO!!!

  15. 63 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Joy Reid subbing for Tweety on Hardball right now! Yeah!

  16. 73 GGail
    April 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I see my President is in high spirits – and deservedly so!

  17. April 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Thank yooooooooooooou Nerdy!!

  18. 83 Dudette
    April 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    • 84 GGail
      April 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Ain’t that the truth Dudette

      Fight till you can’t fight no mo’ !!!

    • 85 carolyn
      April 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      We can now call the governor “Mary Let’em eat Cake” Fallin”

      She is absolutely pathetic. We have been on a steady downhill climb in governors since Frank Keating. Mary Fallin…..called Mattress Mary when she was lieutenant governor, for obvious reasons, somehow has a hold on the electorate, and will get re-elected, in spite of this stupidity, and refusing to take the Medicaid money. We have thousands of people in desperate need of health care, but she is obliviously and paid off by big money. She is totally controlled by Koch money.

  19. April 17, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Missed this …

  20. 92 Dudette
    April 17, 2014 at 7:28 pm

  21. 94 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Must see!

  22. 101 anniebella
    April 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Nice article on FLOTUS in the Washington Post/Reliable Source on her visit to Howard University today with the students from Chicago.

  23. April 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

  24. 108 desertflower
    April 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    SO…don’t forget that the Scandal Finale is TONIGHT…and just know that Michelle Obama is on Jimmy Fallon tonight….that may be a rerun, but it’s new to someone!

    • 109 Nerdy Wonka
      April 17, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Shonda Rhimes has been teasing us, saying throw out everything you think is going to happen because it’s not. Then the cast has been saying that the finale is like a reboot of Scandal which means season 4 is going to be insane!!!!

      Shonda has already begun writing season 4 and she never begins this quickly. She held a Q&A session on Twitter and I’m girding my loins for tonight and season 4.

  25. April 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm

  26. 114 cman
    April 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Did not see when this played. Pretty cool

  27. 117 donna dem 4 obama
    April 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  28. April 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Just went through my 6PM DVR newscast’s

    CNN ….ACA blackout
    FOX ….don’t watch (afraid to record: may destroy my receiver)
    MSNBC ….Rev. was on it
    CBS …. 20 sec mention
    ABC …. 30 sec mention
    NBC …. ACA blackout

    Everyone covered Chelsea Clinton *in depth*

  29. 120 cman
    April 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    And my girl Tessanne Chin! Where have I been these past few months?? Oh yea med school kicking my butt.

  30. April 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Wonder how long FaceBook will continue allowing this thug to post his assassination reward ….

    http://pressimus.com/Interpreter_Mag/press/2362

  31. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    April 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm


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