President Obama Awards The Medal of Honor

2:50 EDT: President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor

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95 Responses to “President Obama Awards The Medal of Honor”

  1. 1 desertflower
    May 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm


  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    May 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm


  3. 6 JER
    May 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    President Obama is speaking now,

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      May 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      It’s so wonderful to hear this President award these medals, even with and due to the awful circumstances that prompted them. Such an honor to have him as our Commander in Chief, because of his own sincerity and love of country and our military, and to see such a strong young warrior recognized by him. I could never be that brave. God bless them both.

  4. 8 yardarm756
    May 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    These MOH presentations wipe me out……..water works a plenty.

    • 9 GGail
      May 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      I’m with you Sailor.
      I’ll have to pass and just read Nerdy’s tweets afterwards.

      God bless President Barack Obama for never forgetting!!!

  5. 10 JER
    May 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  6. 13 57andfemale
    May 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm

  7. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm


    • 15 carolyn
      May 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      The one comment after the article at the link is great! “I’ve never been in a men’s restroom. I don’t believe urinals exist.”

    • 18 99ts
      May 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Karen Handel – who brought down a charity committed to women because of her insane hatred for other women and their right to choose. Fortunately, Palin is her main supporter – so she won’t get past the primary.

      • 19 jacquelineoboomer
        May 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        One can only hope! And VOTE.

        • 20 99ts
          May 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm

          I don’t remember a link, but she was way down the list in the polls for the GOP nominee – and she needs to stay there. There are few women in politics who are anti their own sex more than this one.

          • 21 jacquelineoboomer
            May 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm

            There are a lot of Republican women who have brainwashed themselves into believing the crap they listen to and espouse. It’s a whole sub-culture. Those are the ones who will vote against their interests, every time.

            All Democrats need to do is get out and vote, in large numbers.

  8. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    May 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Can someone explain to me the whole Michael Boggs kerfuffle? I understand the emo’s point of view but does anyone have anything they can link that explains PBO’s POV on this? There is always two sides to the story but all I’m finding is the dust up the progressives have on this pick. PBO is a thoughtful man so I would like to know why this pick was made???

    • May 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Howdy DD40 as I see it, this Boggs guy has come under fire for past votes as a Georgia legislator to keep the Confederate insignia on the Georgia state flag, to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and to restrict access to abortion. Many Dems think that PBO is going a tad too far in compromising with ‘Pubs by appointing someone just so he will pass confirmation, rather than leave judicial seats vacant.

      “Michael Boggs … voted to keep the Confederate battle flag, the most vicious symbol of racism and oppression and white supremacy that is known to man today,” Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) said on the syndicated radio program “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” “To have this being done by the first African-American president is shameful, it is painful and it hurts deep.”

      “Boggs will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee with six other Georgia judicial nominees who are part of an all-or-nothing package the President agreed to last year with Georgia’s Republican senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson. The White House has maintained it had to compromise on Boggs to get other Democrat-backed nominees into the package. Four of the seven nominees are GOP picks, and two are black in a state with a large black population. The tradeoff is that long-empty court seats would be filled.”

      IMO, this one is not necessarily an emo objection, but considering that judicial appointments are life-long, it bears scrutiny and discussion. PBO has his hands tied to fill the positions, but maybe sometimes nothing can be better than something. This is one of those things where many may have to agree to disagree.

    • 25 57andfemale
      May 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      “Under the blue slip rule, both senators from a nominee’s state must give approval before a nomination can get a hearing.

      Last year, Chambliss and Isakson made a deal with the White House to approve two nominees to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Georgia and several other Southern states, as well as three other district court nominees, in return for nominating Boggs.”

      According to Spandan, this was the only odious guy PBO could get through this process, and he’s got a good record on sentencing.

      • 26 donna dem 4 obama
        May 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

        Got it! It all makes sense now.

        • 27 57andfemale
          May 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

          he was the best PBO could do in an evil situation. Leahy is part of this problem. he has allowed the GOP to continue to scam the court system. It’s despicable.

  9. 35 Nena20409
    May 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    This is Karl Turd Blossom on Nov 6th 2012.

  10. 37 Nena20409
    May 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    This is Jay Today answering a fatuous question by NBC’s Alexander on Karl Rove

  11. May 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  12. 51 Nena20409
    May 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats to DF and NW on being 1st.

  13. 52 Nena20409
    May 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Poor Marco Rubio……His Flip Flops are just so painfully pathetic.

    • 53 Ladyhawke
      May 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      In other words……

    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      May 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      I can’t even watch 1:13 of him, but I hope his water bottle was handy! #ZigZagger

    • 55 COS
      May 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      This guy is not even close to being qualified for President. And just because Rand Paul is going across the country talking about drones and the NSA, doesn’t make him qualified either. I certainly hope folks aren’t fooled by these bozos.

  14. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    #MakeScottCringe like he makes us cringe!

  15. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    • 58 COS
      May 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Hey Mrs. O’Boomer, this is another thing PBO is responsible for. If he and the Dems had not brought this to the forefront, it would not be happening. PBO’s approval should be in the high 80s or 90s or more.

  16. 60 Nena20409
    May 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    POTUS speaks on Fixing Immigration Reform


  17. 61 hopefruit2
    May 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Please don’t make me laugh…

    HEADLINE: Operation American Spring promises to drive Obama from office this Friday

    // Self-styled revolutionary patriots plan to converge on Washington, D.C., this week to drive President Barack Obama and disloyal lawmakers out of office.

    “We are calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start toward constitutional restoration,” said retired Army Col. Harry Riley, leader of the Operation American Spring protest group. “They have all abandoned the US Constitution, are unworthy to be retained in a position that calls for servant status.”

    Operation American Spring aims to pressure those lawmakers who remain – or are replaced by officials of their own choosing – “to sponsor and pass very Constitutionally crafted State legislation to dissolve the size, powers, scope and spending of the U.S. Government by 2/3rds.” //


    • 62 donna dem 4 obama
      May 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      LHM! I saw that this morning on Facebook and could only laugh. These people are insane with hatred of this President.

    • 63 vcprezofan2
      May 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      psst! Hopef, leave Knoller and his kitty alone. 🙂

      • 64 hopefruit2
        May 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        🙂 🙂 LMAO! Wouldn’t you be upset if you were happily watching something on your favorite TV station, and then someone just rudely and abruptly changed the channel to CBS? I’m simply advocating on Kitty’s behalf here…

        • 65 vcprezofan2
          May 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

          Sure you are advocating for kitty! This innocence of yours seems remarkably like a brand of innocence practised by your blog leader – whose name I won’t mention (might drag her out of the shadows). 😀

    • 70 No Child Left Behind
      May 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      I heard that it’s going to rain cats and dogs. I hope the rain pours down elephants over these wackos’ heads.

      • 71 hopefruit2
        May 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

        Yes, the weather in that area is going to be nasty as Hell on Friday. As I’ve stated several times before, Mother Nature is an O’bot. And I’m just fine with that.

    • 72 Judith Fardig
      May 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      The insane clown posse need to have their guns removed.

    • 73 nospin
      May 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      oh please. ain’t gonna happen.

  18. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    May 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    • 75 Nena20409
      May 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Interesting. The GOP main Company. Now could our able Twitter Experts please send this to all the lazy, lame DC/NY pundits? Thank you all.

  19. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    May 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    We need some fresh blood in that seat anyway.

    • 77 vcprezofan2
      May 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Fifty years is a long time. No one should expect anyone to serve that long. What I would like to see is older politicians grooming/mentoring younger ones and stepping aside after reasonable, responsible and meaningful service so that ‘new blood’ can step up to the plate.

    • May 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      When I saw him very up close at the 2008 DNC convention in Denver, I wondered about his capacity to serve. I think it may be time for him to step aside and to thank him for his service.

    • 79 COS
      May 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Yes, time for fresh blood. He has been a big critic of PBO. I never understood why.

    • 80 Nena20409
      May 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      The question is would Dems be able to get someone else to run or is Rep Conyers going the Write-In format?

      My true feelings here is that he should call it quits just like Dengell(sp) both are from MI. Serving in Congress was Never designed to be for Life. Yes, the Voters have the final say. But it is always best to go out on One’s own terms.

      In 2012, there was a GOPer who failed to get all the signature. The guy also ran for the presidency.

      • 81 vcprezofan2
        May 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        For me the question is ‘Why don’t these much older politicians (all workers, really) know when to step aside gracefully?’ What prevents them from stepping back after a respectable time of service and mentoring a younger person to continue their work, as it were? IMO there is a sort of selfishness in not recognizing when you should pass on the baton. After all, in this case it’s not like you are losing anything (like pension, etc).

  20. 82 JER
    May 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  21. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    May 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

  22. 85 hopefruit2
    May 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    So young..so sad. May he RIP.

  23. May 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm


    Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong. It’s time for the right wing to stop lying about:

    1. The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Kill Jobs.
    2. The Stimulus Created Millions of Jobs.
    3. Taxing The Rich Doesn’t Hurt Economic Growth.
    4. Global Warming is Caused by Humans.
    5. The Affordable Care Act is Working
    6. Rich people are no better than the rest of us.

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/six-studies-that-show-everything-republicans-believe-is-wrong-20140423#ixzz31dVzfABC

  24. May 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Okay, everyone remain calm. We can make it through this Twitter outage as friends.

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  27. 93 Vicki
    May 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    ABC employee Nate Silver dancing with the one that brung him—Nate has a headline up on how 2014 is not all that important.
    What an absurd sellout this guy has become.

    Oh well, maybe we will see honesty late in the summer or in early fall.
    or the credibility he earned will be lost and forgotten more quickly than he may imagine.

  28. May 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

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