The President Participates In A My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall

11:45 EDT: The President participates in a town hall focusing on the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative; Walker Jones Education Campus, Washington

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124 Responses to “The President Participates In A My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall”

  1. July 21, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Amazing versatility.

  2. July 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Good morning, TODers. POTUS is running circles around all of us today!!

    It’s pretty bad when even your close friends think you’re a clown.

  3. 21 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Folks, this is why US media s ucks. JoScars correction came later on Twitter…..Not on air.

  4. 23 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

  5. 24 Jeff
    July 21, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I’m so glad that President Obama has had some sharp words with Israel, although it had been toned down. He knows that Israel is in the clear wrong here and world relations with Israel as a whole will only get worse. Eventually if continued I think the world will put pressure on the US to cut funding to Israel.

    • 25 Nena20409
      July 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Sorry Jeff. No amount of pressure from any Group of nations will US ever reduce funding, let alone cut funding for Israel. Reagan before he was sworn in spoke of doing something to ease tensions…..just a mild suggestion that Palestinians would be treated, well, differently. I said No way. It was never going to happen. I was right then.

      Since then, especially after GW Bush, the crisis is now looked at politically that any deviation is simply framed as one being anti-Semitic or worse, in support of the elimination of a Jewish state.

      The political will is just not there. The reason many on the right and Neo-Cons drive the Lie that pres Obama is not supporting Israel.

      • 26 Jeff
        July 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

        interesting considering that the Palestinians are Semitic. Looks to me the only anti-Semitics are the ones that support Israel.

        • 27 Nena20409
          July 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

          I hear you.

          But Jesus is Blond and with Blue eyes. All the photographs and paintings say so.

          Those who make the rules, make them in their favor. The world is still suffering from the world designed from WWI and WWII.

          Nations that have wealth…….Japan, China, S Korea, etc are no longer as marginalized.

          • 28 Jeff
            July 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

            I question if Jesus existed and seriously doubt that Moses ever did since no evidence ever proved that he did. The Egyptians never enslaved the Jews to create the pyramids because Jews didn’t exist till much later. Slavery wasn’t a huge thing practiced by ancient Egypt. Ahh well I guess this rant is what it is and there really is nothing I can say or do to make a difference.

            • 29 Nena20409
              July 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

              My comments were satirical as Jesus wept. I hope that part was conveyed.

              For things to change….there has got to be a Political will by all involved. That much is indeed true. I do hear what you have said.

  6. July 21, 2014 at 11:55 am


    (a) So equality isn’t important?

    (b) Has she not noticed how hard PBO has tried on gun reform? Aiming her ire in the wrong damn place.

  7. 54 desertflower
    July 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Empowered Not Oppressed! Awesome:) This is so important…ALL THE WAY AROUND.

  8. July 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    What a GREAT event!!

    Noticed POTUS is drinking a lot more tea and water at his events.

  9. 56 Nerdy Wonka
    July 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm

  10. 57 Dudette
    July 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I ❤ My President!

  11. July 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Good Day Tod’s…
    Been away from the news….just couldn’t handle it anymore….Prayed for our President…now that I seem him relaxed and ready to kick some ass…I feel better:-) and it was nice to see Danny making a visit..Just too bad he waited while i was gone:-)….Hummm…I saw flirting with the ladies…

    PBO so GOT THIS!!

    Thanks for all you do…Much Love !

  12. 59 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD!

    I’ve been off the grid a few days without WiFi so I’m just now catching up on world events. smh 😯 at the turmoil in the world. Thank God for PBO’s leadership.

    I guess I should just be grateful for the some in this country that still show compassion.

  13. July 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    So before the crowd comes out on twitter and start crying about how about my sisters keeper…
    Just being pro-active…and letting them know about it….LOL!

  14. 61 vcprezofan2
    July 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    This is cool! Daddy PBO is parenting his nation. Has any other president done anything similar? 🙂 🙂

  15. July 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Little does this folks know..I am looking at you >> QQ>>Tavis..Cornell and the black media..

    Viva! Obama!!

  16. July 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  17. 67 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

  18. 69 japa21
    July 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

  19. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  20. July 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    My Brothers Keeper is a beautiful, powerful, heart-warming program. In so many, many, many ways President Obama’s legacy to this country will live on long after he is no longer president. I love and appreciate that man!

    • July 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Now I am seeing that PBO may have outlined his post Presidency charity focus in his “Brothers’ Keeper” program. It fits his focus related directly to his own life experiences.

  21. July 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

  22. July 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    As someone else said, I have no words to express my feelings for this President. As much as all of us here love and appreciate and admire and respect him, I’m not sure any of us — and likely others across the country — fully get how blessed America is to have him as our Leader.

  23. July 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This was an absolutely wonderful event. PBO is so good at being real with young people. You could see in their faces that they just really admire him. Great questions and great answers. This project is a raging success!!

  24. 82 desertflower
    July 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I loved everything about this:) He looked so energized by these great kids and the prospects of their success. I love this man.

  25. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    July 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    We truly are blessed to have President Barack Obama as President of the United States of America.

    • 85 hopefruit2
      July 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks so much and as always, NW for these live-tweet nuggets. I don’t always say it but my gratitude is always there.

    • 87 mtmarilyn
      July 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      NW, you are a wonder!!!!! Your tweets are so important to us who can’t listen to these events. You are a gift, know that what you do is so important to so many others. Thank you.

      To Chips, again thank you for having the foresight to start this blog and the fortitude to continue it thru everything. At times like this I am in tears as to how much this place means to me and I know all the others who come here for some sanity in this world today. Blessings on all of you. And special prayers, thoughts and energy to our President.

    • 90 Nena20409
      July 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Obrigada Nerdy Wonka.

      Love what you do when you summarize POTUS’ Tweets.

    • 92 anniebella
      July 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      President Obama after answering the question about being a good father. He also said it also helps if you married a good woman.

  26. July 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm



  27. 96 Vicki
    July 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    In 1492 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, those great godly Christians evicted the Moors and the Jews from Spain torturing those who sought to remain (The Inquisition.)
    They declared science which the Moors specialized in and medicine the Jews field as The Devil’s Work. Outlawed. Illegal.

    When they got sick or had problem pregnancies there was nobody who knew anything outside of The Bible.

    TP/GOP no smarter than their ancestors living in 1492.

  28. 100 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    If he’s referring to President Obama, I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming or having a delusion…

    • 101 57andfemale
      July 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      I highly doubt it he’s speaking about PBO. I’m stuck with Gutierrez as my representative (I live on the wrong side of the street from a really great rep’s district). Trust me, the ONLY thing Gutierrez cares about is immigration. He couldn’t give a damn about the hardworking Hispanics and everyone else in his district. It’s his only issue.

    • 102 No Child Left Behind
      July 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      I know. Sometimes, I could drop this Rep in the same basket as many names that I don’t want to publicize here.

  29. 103 Ladyhawke
    July 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

  30. 104 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

  31. July 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Is it me or is Tweet of God tweeting more seriously? Breaking the 4th wall, so to speak.

  32. 107 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm


    LIVE at the WH Podium, Hon Josh “The Voice” Earnest on July 21st, 2014

  33. 108 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm

  34. 110 dotster3
    July 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    My daughter’s boss was with President Obama today at My Brothers Keeper town hall—-he’s CEO of large Chgo co., she’s his CoS—-she gives him high praise. He was also at the initial announcement in March and has written extensively on why he supports the program——basically—-someone helped him, got him on the right path, he intends to do the same for the next generation. Expressed great appreciation for President Obama in this effort.

  35. 114 JER
    July 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

  36. July 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    If you’re gonna do propaganda you at least should be aware of the properties of the medium your using to convey it ….

    “As we reported earlier, the Kremlin now says that flight MH17 was “tailed” by a Ukrainian military Su-25 aircraft during much of its flight over Ukraine. As we pointed out, this claim may be physically impossible since Russia says that the Su-25 was consistently between 3 and 5 kilometers away from MH17, but the Su-25 can’t fly high enough to have this claim make any sense.

    Well, today the Su-25 has been given some significant upgrades — at least on Wikipedia. Several IP addresses that track back to central Moscow appear to have edited the maximum altitude of the Su-25 from 7 kilometers to 10 kilometers to match the flight path of MH17.

    One such IP address that made such a change appears to use the “ROSNIIROS” ISP (Russian Institute for Public Networks) and, according to one IP tracking service, is associated with an organization called “JSK IT. Information Technologies Co.””


  37. 123 desertflower
    July 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    CAn we highlight this in another thread possibly??? Pretty please with cherries and ambrosia?

    http://www.democraticleader.gov/middle-class-jumpstart/ Dems trying to get it done for the middle class…other side takes big checks and sits on their ass……. Has a ring to it!

  38. 124 Sue
    July 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Good man our President! What a wonder interaction with the young people in this town hall.

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