137 Responses to “President Obama Delivers Remarks At An Interfaith Memorial Service”


  1. 2 JER
    July 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Don! First!

  2. 4 MightyPamela
    July 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    JO’B – Dear Heart, the poetic tribute you have written to The Girl From Baton Rouge, is beautifully done, deeply moving and inspired. Bless you and your gift, may it reach her quickly and work it’s magical soothing and strengthening healing on her heart, her Soul and ease her mind. Much love to you. ❤

    • 7 Betsy
      July 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Sorry, but love Michelle’s highlights here, and her dress! (I know very superficial of me in this dark moment), but it needs to be said. She’s the best FLOTUS of my lifetime and he’s not only now, but will always be the best POTUS of my lifetime.

  3. 8 JER
    July 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

  4. 10 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks Nerdy for posting. I look forward to hearing our Comforter-in-Chief’s remarks.

  5. 11 vcprezofan2
    July 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    There is no reason for it, but I’m actually getting nervous as I wait.

  6. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Nothing against the spirit and intent of today’s and the President’s participation, of course … but as we wait I can’t help but think how poignant and meaningful it might be, if EACH AND EVERY city that suffered a police shooting of a black man or woman or child (for “capital crimes” like a burned-out traffic signal or selling a loose cigarette or walking home from a convenience store or brandishing a toy gun) had such a moving and televised NATIONAL memorial service and tribute for EACH family. Not to sound any more cynical than I already have, but too bad those would become so commonplace, not many would notice.

    • 15 GGail
      July 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      God bless you J’OB for expressing my pain and feelings right about now. I am sorry for the loss of life at the hands of the troubled sniper, but, I’m equally or more so troubled by the senseless deaths of the two young black men.

      We can’t just mourn the cops and let the families of the two young men grieve by themselves. IT. AIN’T. RIGHT.

    • July 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      What is need for the young men…is Justice….not a memorial service…a change in the policing rules and laws that make it difficult to bring accountability ….what we need a change in the climate that sees black men as demons and less than human….

      We need so much more than a memoriaservice…what we need Truth & Reconcilliation

  7. 27 Judith Fardig
    July 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    So tragic that President Obama has been thrust into the role of comforter in chief which he is so good at, but that Congressional NRA toadies refuse to listen and act to protect our public health and safety.

  8. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    “You will not pit us against each other” — Hear that, Trump?

  9. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Joe Biden looks crushed. Not sure how many more of these memorials he can stand. Of course, the Irish in him expects them.

  10. 34 vcprezofan2
    July 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    That musical tribute – WOW!!!!

  11. 38 GGail
    July 12, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    George W. Bush was born in New Haven, CT. They don’t have southern drawls in Connecticut. WTF!

  12. 39 Judith Fardig
    July 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Have Bush on mute. Cannot stand that face and voice.

    • 40 No Child Left Behind
      July 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      He did well. I watched him today but never before when he held the WH hostage with wars.

  13. 41 Judith Fardig
    July 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  14. 42 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS….MADE IT!

  15. 43 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    NOW FOR CHIEF BROWN!….:)

  16. 44 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    WE ASK TOO LITTLE OF OURSELVES………………….WE ALLOW POVERTY TO FESTER…………………PBO IS FIRED UP!

  17. 45 No Child Left Behind
    July 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    POTUS goes there???

    • 46 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      HE’S RGHT ON IT…AMERICANS DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS OR THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS..IT’S CALLED ENABLING!

    • 47 vcprezofan2
      July 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Our POTUS always goes *there* – to the heart of the problem.

  18. 48 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS…WE NEED A NEW HEART..NOT A HEART OF STONE..YOU’VE GOT IT PBO! WE NEED OPEN HEARTS!

  19. 49 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    THE ONLY WAY TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY..IS BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER! THAT’S WHAT EXTREMISTS WANT!

  20. July 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    We are blessed by the presence and words of our President Obama.

  21. 51 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    WE CANNOT TAKE THE BLESSINGS OF THIS COUNTRY FOR GRANTED!

  22. 52 GGail
    July 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    President Obama heard and understood me…”I see people who mourn for the officers we lost but also weep for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.”

  23. 53 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    HOPE IS FOUND BY LIFTING OTHERS UP!

  24. 54 No Child Left Behind
    July 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you, my POTUS!

  25. 55 vcprezofan2
    July 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Lord, please, please, please let this be a national turning point. A national straw that breaks the back of Congress? Please.

    • 56 GGail
      July 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      VC, prayer alone won’t do it. The American people have to VOTE for change.

      • 57 vcprezofan2
        July 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

        Quite true, re ‘prayer alone’, GxG. That’s why I prayed that *this moment* (of coming together in Dallas with the bipartisan folks present AND the feelings shared and the awareness of lives lost and the fact that no one knows what triggers a resolution , and ….) will be the defining moment when U.S. voters will wake up, rise up, and make the US Congress do its job or be moved aside.

        • 58 GGail
          July 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm

          You get an Amen on this…”when U.S. voters will wake up, rise up, and make the US Congress do its job or be moved aside” ❤

  26. July 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    An extraordinary speech, both comforting and challenging, unifying without ignoring real pain and conflict. We have a truly extraordinary President, who has deep compassion and emotional intelligence, with a strong moral compass.

  27. 65 GGail
    July 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Laura is looking concerned about George’s inability to stand still

    • 66 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I NOTICED THAT…GEORGE HAS SOME PROBLEMS……….

      • 67 GGail
        July 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        Yes, he did exhibit strange behavior, didn’t he Sue? Like when he first walked to the podium. He blew air out through his cheeks like a kid who is giving his first speech and has stage fright. What was that about?

    • 68 jacquelineoboomer
      July 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Thought maybe I was the only one that noticed – because I really don’t like the man – and I was trying to put it out of my head. But sure looked as though he has the early stages of something or other.

      • 69 GGail
        July 12, 2016 at 3:59 pm

        HA! J’OB

        • 70 jacquelineoboomer
          July 12, 2016 at 3:59 pm

          🙂

          • 71 HZ
            July 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm

            I noticed his behavior also J’OB. Laura always holds his arm as if she feels he is going to explode. He was too animated during the singing of the ” Battle Hymn of the Repubic” also. FLOTUS was very uncomfortable with his giggling . And I was upset because I felt his behavior was so off-putting in front of the family members.HZ

  28. 73 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  29. 76 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  30. 79 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    A PRESIDENT THAT WILL NEVER BE REPLACED…………………IF ALL OF THE CITZENS IN THIS COUNTRY…FOLLOWED HIS EXAMPLE..THERE WOULD BE PEACE!

  31. July 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    To America, now you see why I voted for this man twice.

  32. 82 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

  33. 83 CEB
    July 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    It is always so telling and somewhat poignant to see how even adults reach out to the Obamas for hugs, They do so with confidence that they will be received with welcome and a full-on embrace not a mere perfunctory pat on the shoulder.

  34. 85 MightyPamela
    July 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I shall endeavor to say nothing, rather than be ungracious on this day. I’m sure all o’ y’all know exactly what I’m sayin’. God Bless President and Mrs. Obama for walking among us in these days of the tide turning. We are blessed by their presence. ❤️❤️

  35. July 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    OMG, this man. Tears, pride, speechless.

  36. July 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I wasn’t ready for him to stop talking……we so need to hear his words.

  37. 94 donna dem 4 obama
    July 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  38. 101 Judith Fardig
    July 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    This service was powerful. Glad Cornyn and Cruz had to sit there and hear President Obama’s words and the roar of approval from this suffering crowd in Dallas. Best intro ever from Police Chief Brown.

    • 102 GGail
      July 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Yes, Judith, I’m glad that many who don’t hear the adulation as often as we do, was present today.

    • 103 jackiegrumbacher
      July 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Judith, I’m also glad that one of the most divisive, race baiting and hate filled of senators–Ted Cruz– heard dark hearts like his being called out by the President.

  39. 104 donna dem 4 obama
    July 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

  40. 105 FoxfireTX
    July 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Gail, I thought of you during this speech, and your righteous concern for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. As a lawyer, and with the pending investigations, I do not believe POTUS can put himself in the middle of their grief, but I am so reassured that he recognized the mourning for these men in addition to the officers. Again, what will we do without this man?

    • 106 GGail
      July 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      FoxfireTX, I just want more of us to openly question the status and continue to seek justice for these two young men and not let the focus be diverted. We need justice for Sterling and Castile.
      Who’s there to comfort and console their families? Who’s there to seek justice for them?

  41. 108 No Child Left Behind
    July 12, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    • 109 No Child Left Behind
      July 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  42. 111 donna dem 4 obama
    July 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Capitol Hill on lock down:

  43. July 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  44. 113 donna dem 4 obama
    July 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    • 114 jackiegrumbacher
      July 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Words of truth, Donna. Just when you think you cannot love him more, he proves that, yes, indeed, we can.

    • 115 No Child Left Behind
      July 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      My President, too!

    • 116 nathkatun7
      July 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Absolutely beautiful, Donna! I feel so blessed to be in a company of great souls like you and all the members of TOD family who are so proud of our extraordinary President.

  45. 117 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Me too!

  46. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  47. 121 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  48. 132 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm

  49. 133 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  50. 134 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 5:07 pm

  51. 135 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm

  52. 136 Dudette
    July 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  53. 137 JER
    July 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    The President and Vice President Biden have departed Dallas.


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