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President Obama Delivers a Statement

2:35 EDT: President Obama Delivers a Statement

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164 Responses to “President Obama Delivers a Statement”


  1. 10 kasai
    August 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    furst:-)

  2. 11 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I hope he’s going to call out the House GOP for their hypocrisy – because the media will bury it.

  3. 16 kasai
    August 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Whoa! Don & I Tied:-)

  4. 17 Nena20409
    August 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Kasai and Don……Hello God Medalists ;)

  5. 19 Nena20409
    August 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    A 3 peat…….HF2 ;) :star:

  6. 23 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Congrats to my co-winners, Kasai, Don. :)

  7. 26 Judith Fardig
    August 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Triplet winners make a good omen!

  8. 27 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Some comic relief…

  9. August 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

  10. 34 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Something we’re all secretly wishing, but don’t want to admit for fear of being labeled “selfish” or “uncaring” towards the President.

    • 35 anniebella
      August 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Sometimes I think about that hopefruit2, then when I hear him talk about that bubble, and FLOTUS have talked about it too. I think eight years is enough. After eight years they need to get on with their lives.

    • 37 vcprezofan2
      August 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      I am not at all wishing for this, Hopefruit! I love the Obamas to bits. I am tremendously happy they chose to serve. I have learned a lot from Pres O as to what real political leadership looks like. I have also seen NOW what grace under pressure looks like in real terms. I could go and on about the areas where PBO has changed my life and outlook. Nevertheless, I DO NOT WISH for the Obamas to serve in Washington a moment longer than the regular term! Despite **their** excellent response to the hatred and deliberate disrespect over these two terms, I have been resentful of those who *dared*. I see no reason why they should submit themselves to more. OTOH, I anticipate that the Obamas will be outstanding world leaders going forward, AND they will not be hampered by the idiots in Washington. I can’t wait to see how they will approach this!

      • 38 hopefruit2
        August 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm

        When I say “wishing” vc, I mean in our fantasy wishful thinking which would entail PBO being President – helping our country and its people, without having to go through all of those stresses and hassles that a President normally goes through. We know the reality is something entirely different!

  11. August 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  12. August 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

  13. August 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Given Russia’s increased incursions into Ukraine, the extent of their forces on UA’s border including a very sizable number (300+) attack helicopters ‘training’ near the UA border, I suspect that President Obama will be discussing the conversation he had earlier today with Putin. Apparently Putin wants to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of WW1 by starting another one.

  14. August 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  15. August 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    • 55 Nena20409
      August 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      LL to be fair. Those comments were said on Sept 10th, 2001 in Australia at a paid speech.

      Bubba did try to get OBL. One time, as the Monica and The Blue dress were the 24/7, some bombs were launched in Somalia or Sudan. GW Bush was warned by Richard Clarke, Clinton Adm and one singular CIA/FBI agent who rushed to the Tower on 9/11 and died trying to save lives.

      The audio from that speech is being unearthed now, why? I don’t know. It didn’t come from the Clintons from what I have read a few days ago.

  16. 56 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    JUST GOT HOME…WATCHING…………….BLESSINGS TO OUR PBO…:)

  17. August 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    “Ukraine’s SBU security service has published “top secret”, Stalin-era files that Russia does not want to release.

    The SBU chief archivist, Ihor Kulyk, says his colleagues recently read on Facebook that – at the request of Russia’s FSB security service – a court in Moscow denied Russian historian Sergei Prudovsky access to look at a cache of documents dealing with Japan’s efforts to recruit right-wing Russian emigres as spies.

    After hearing about the case, the archivist “decided to help the Russian researcher by publishing the document in question” – since there was a copy in the Kiev vaults, Ukraine’s Centre for the Study of the Liberation Movement reports. “It is purely of historical value, and so in Ukraine access to it cannot be denied,” the Ukrainian archivist says, adding that anyone interested can drop by the SBU archives and have a look at the file.”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28604779

  18. 58 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    PBO is talking!!

  19. 59 MightyPamela
    August 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hey, everyone. Quick peek, don’t like seeing that ugliness at the front of the room, (WH LIVE) waiting. Why not they just sit their ass down?

  20. 60 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    PBO is talking about the economy now.

  21. 61 anniebella
    August 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The first darn ugly face you see is Chucky Todd and Jonathan Karl .Yuke and I do mean Yuke.

  22. August 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    This is the most recent info I could find. Wankers.

    WASHINGTON — The House is expected to vote later Friday on a reworked and even more conservative package to address the ongoing border crisis, with measures that would speed up deportations and a separate vote to end a policy that protects from deportation undocumented young people with long-standing ties to the U.S.

    Then they’ll leave Washington, having successfully gone after one of President Barack Obama’s key policies but approving funding legislation that couldn’t get through the Senate — which isn’t here to pass it anyway.

    Congress, in other words, is set to skip town until September without sending a bill to the president’s desk to deal with an influx of more than 57,500 unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended at the border since the beginning of October — even though nearly all members in both chambers have deemed the situation a crisis…..

  23. 63 kasai
    August 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  24. 64 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I knew he wanted to talk about this crappy House GOP bill….and their hypocrisy on the ENTIRE immigration/border issue.

    • 66 nospin
      August 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      this has to be the most surreal moment in my life. I could not believe Boehner did that and had the audacity to put it in writing. /smdh/

  25. August 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  26. 68 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Watch the media focus SOLELY on the I/P conflict – don’t fall for it. It’s their way of driving a wedge in the Dem party before the midterms….

    • 69 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      The focus on the I/P conflict takes the pressure/focus OFF the GOP in congress – which is where the focus should be in the months leading up to the midterms. So I’m cautioning folks about falling for the propaganda being put out there on both sides of the I/P issue. It’s being used by the media as a distraction and there are Libertarian trolls pretending to be upset about Gaza (when they couldn’t care less) attacking the administration from the left. They prey on PBO-supporters and use propaganda of dead/injured children to get people worked up.

      This is VERY complicated issue, and both sides are responsible. But the media is going to milk it because many people don’t understand much about foreign policy – and can be easily fooled and exploited. Same with the Russia/Putin issue. I’m glad that PBO is schooling that stupid reporter who tried to insinuate that “America is losing influence” with this particular set of conflicts.

  27. August 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      August 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      And Bill Plante asks if the President could have “done more” – and when the President asked “On which ones?” in response to that foolish open-ended question, then said on “any of them.” Oh, how exacting and targeted and meaningful the question. NOT. What an a$$hole. Time to get off that front row as fast as you planted yourself on it, Billy.

      The next reporter asks if the President holds himself “totally blameless” on failures to reach agreements with the House.

      It’s a gotcha game by people who couldn’t be employed in the real world, outside the WHPC. I’m done.

    • 72 Nena20409
      August 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      The man is just as old as Bob Schieffer of CBS FTN.
      Sheesh.

  28. August 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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  30. August 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  31. August 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Well, Bill, you are a dick. Next question.

  32. 83 dotster3
    August 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  33. 84 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Here’s an example of how the left media and certain left/Libertarian bloggers will use Gaza to try to drive a wedge between PBO’s supporters…don’t fall for it.

  34. August 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

  35. 91 dotster3
    August 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Who is Wendell, and what “esteemed” news org. does he represent?
    I swear there must be a big prize for what reporter can ask the most idiotic, accusatory, senseless question.

    • 92 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      August 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      WENDELL IS RUDE…DISRESPECTFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL AND THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE NOT ONLY PRESIDENT…BUT A PRESIDENT OF BEAUTIFUL COLOR THAT 90% OF THE RACISTS IN THIS ALLEGEDLY FREE COUNTRY OBJECT TO……………….I WISH THESE PRESS CHAIRS HAD PLUG-INS ON THEM!…OH YEAH…I HEAR IT NOW…I KNEW THEY WOULD PICK UP ON THIS…CNN GOING STRAIGHT FOR THE TORTURE COMMENT DASH!…AND PBO WAS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! MAYBE DICK CHAINFREAK WILL GET A GOOD CASE OF HIVES OUT OF THIS ONE!

    • 93 Nena20409
      August 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Fox guy.

      POTUS picked him deliberately and POTUS took his time to slowly, methodically, decimated the fool.

  36. August 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

  37. 98 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    UH-OH…homicide by cop…

  38. 99 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  39. August 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  40. 102 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

  41. 103 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Yes he DID. He said that Brennan apologized to Diane Feinstein.

    PBO also stated that he had full confidence in Brennan.

  42. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

  43. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Back to HGTV for all of my teevee viewing for the day! Cannot stand that WHPC. Thank God President Obama got that briefing checked off his schedule … masterfully, I might add.

  44. 107 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 3:36 pm

  45. 111 Paulita
    August 1, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Damn!! Our President was Seriously Sexy!! Damn! Talk about the only adult in the room. 8-)

  46. 112 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2014 at 3:37 pm

  47. 113 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 1, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    THESE ARE THE TYPES OF APPEARANCES FROM PBO THAT I WISH WERE EXPOSED IN THE EVENING HOURS AFTER EVERYONE IS HOME FROM WORK….FOX NEWS AND CRONIES WILL TAKE THIS ONE APART AS THEY DO OTHERS AND TURN THESE INSIDE OUT AND UPSIDE DOWN….THIS WAS A GREAT NEWS CONFERENCE AND I WISH HIM AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION…I WISH HIM PEACE…RELAXATION AND JOY!

  48. 114 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

  49. 115 anniebella
    August 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    That was a stupid question asked by Jonathan Karl and Chuckie Todd, oh I’m sorry, they didn’t ask a question.. But Bill Plant of CBS asked a stupid question.

  50. 116 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

  51. 117 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  52. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    We absolutely MUST return the gavel to Speaker-for-Life Pelosi!

  53. 120 kasai
    August 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Wow! Wow! did she just say that? after last night tweet, regarding Katy Perry performing for special Olympics? SMDH!

  54. August 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  55. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  56. 139 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 1, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    ANDERSON COOPER….THE TORTURE TROTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT HAS STARTED….!!!!!!

  57. 141 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 1, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    FRANKLY…THE REPUBLICANS ARE ‘TORTURE’ AND THEY DON’T EVEN NEED WATER!

  58. 142 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    August 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    MY FANTASY…DICK CHENEEEEEEEEEEEEY INVITES RUSTY OVER FOR A FEW BEERS AND A HUNTING SPREE OUT IN THE WOODS…WAY OUT IN THE WOODS WHERE CELLPHONES DON’T WORK!

  59. 143 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

  60. 144 JER
    August 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  61. 145 JER
    August 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

  62. 146 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  63. 153 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm

  64. 155 GGail
    August 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Chips and HF – you two are on the twitter ball today – I LOVE IT!!!

  65. 156 dotster3
    August 1, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Wow—PBO saying “folks”—-a word he frequently uses, by the way——has sent some “folks” into extreme hysteria. You would think he said another F word. Some folks need a better use of their time and energy. Overcome and fainting from hearing PBO say “folks” seems like a big waste to me. And about as idiotic as can be.

    • 157 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Many in the so-called left media were quite supportive of GWB/Cheney at that time – e.g., Glen Greenwald…but now they don’t want to blame PBO for everything, and not accept their own responsibility and culpability in this. So they’re looking for silly ways to take cheap shots at what he said to distract from the truth of what he’s saying – which is that America did wrong and as President he has tried to right that wrong since he took office.

      • 158 EricFive
        August 1, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        Desperation and stupidity are a dangerous combination. The GOP must have given the order for the MSM to concentrate on the use of the word “folks” which makes absolutely no sense to a person who is not completely insane. Bush and Cheney tortured people in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and all these idiots can concentrate on is the use of the word “folks”? I mean really, is this the best these folks can come up with?

        • 159 hopefruit2
          August 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

          PBO did a marvelous slight of hand – he basically called out not only GWB.Cheney for the torture, but he implicitly called out the dishonest hypocrisy of the media, including many on the left who were quite eager to talk about the CIA to the extent that they could (1) simply blame Brennan in a vaccuum, (2) call for his resignation, (3) report this as a “problem” for the O-administration, and leave it that that.

          PBO didn’t take their bait, turned the tables rightfully back on them and their bullshit, and it left them staring MAD..

        • August 2, 2014 at 2:51 am

          The U.S. media are in cahoots with the Republicans. Period. End of story. They both share a visceral hatred of President Obama. It was CBS that aired all those shocking pics of Iraqis being tortured and humiliated by American soldiers. We also know, from the records, that captured Al Qaida and Taliban fighters were tortured. The media previously published/aired all of this. But now all of a sudden the media people are shocked that President Obama acknowledged the reality of what took place under the strong men, Bush and Cheney. As far as I am concerned, U.S. journalism is dead! Most of U.S. media people are no longer practicing real journalism aimed at reporting the truth. Instead, they are practicing tabloid and propaganda journalism.

    • 161 EricFive
      August 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Didn’t you get the memo, Black Presidents cannot ever use the word “folks”. It is bad optics or whatever.

  66. 163 japa21
    August 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  67. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    August 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Having once lived in Florida for nearly two decades and possibly returning to it one day (but, this time, this request is NOT all about me – I have grandkids and friends there!), I’d like to encourage anyone interested to contribute to Charlie Crist’s campaign for 2014! Thanks. I’m trying to help get the alien Rick Scott outta the governor’s mansion!

    http://www.charliecrist.com/


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