134 Responses to “President Obama’s Farewell Address”


  1. 1 Betsy
    January 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I am so excited and so sad to hear the President’s farewell address.

  2. 2 vcprezofan2
    January 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you, NW!

  3. 3 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks NW for the link! I’m ready 🙂

  4. 4 almablanca
    January 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    How utterly bittersweet is this moment.

  5. 5 desertflower
    January 10, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Ready as I’ll ever be. Got the box of Kleenex…a drink and I’m here with all of you.

  6. January 10, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Can’t believe this day has come……..

  7. 9 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I wonder where Sasha is tonight?

  8. 11 CEB
    January 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Stevie Wonder music as we wait.

  9. January 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  10. 13 whenpamelawandered
    January 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    MP/WPW here with y’all!
    {{{{{ TOD }}}}} Will watch on wh.gov, computer all ready. ❤🌹🙏🏻🌹❤👊🏼

  11. 14 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I am drinking the blackberry pear hard cider I bought to celebrate the election night results that I could not touch that night.

  12. 15 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Sasha?

  13. 17 arapaho415
    January 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    GE TODville.

    National Anthem now.

  14. 18 Wanda N VA 4Obama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I’m ready with my glass of Moscato and my tissues.

  15. 20 lmrj
    January 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Here watching with my TOD family. Wouldn’t be anywhere else. Thank you Nerdy for providing this place for us to be together.

  16. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy, for the “watch party.” You are loved.

  17. January 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    here…no where else i rather be

  18. 23 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Although I am alone here I am not alone with all of you out there too.

  19. 24 sherijr
    January 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    well sh*t the music has me already tearing.

  20. 25 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Chicago loves him!

  21. 27 amk for obama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you, Mr President.

    You are one of a kind. You always will be.

  22. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    “My fellow Americans … ”

    and he means it! We have been together in this.

  23. 30 arapaho415
    January 10, 2017 at 9:05 pm

  24. 31 CR
    January 10, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Such a great man. Thank you President Obama, you will always be MY president.

  25. 33 CEB
    January 10, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Who is the asshole who is shouting??!!

  26. 34 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm

  27. 35 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    What was all that shouting while he was speaking?

  28. 36 CEB
    January 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    “Four more years!”
    “No, I can’t do that.”

  29. 38 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Bad sound. Echo!

  30. 39 desertflower
    January 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    We LOVE HIM!!!

  31. 40 CEB
    January 10, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I am hearing an echo on 2 different stations.

  32. 42 globalcitizenlinda
    January 10, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I am already crying

  33. 44 desertflower
    January 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    They should not interrupt him

  34. 45 Betsy
    January 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Lots of people crying along with me.

  35. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  36. 47 mtmarilyn
    January 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    i hope they fix it. I love how he makes it about us!

  37. 48 Betsy
    January 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Trump was not “freely elected”, sorry, dearest President, I have to disagree with you.

  38. 49 Anna Luc
    January 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    We have been so blessed for the 8-years President Obama has served this country. I am grateful for the OBD and everyone who made this site operate for 8 years. This site has been the first place I check in each day. Thank you.

  39. 50 mtmarilyn
    January 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I agree but he won’t fight it in public. He will do it thru laws not thru speeches.

  40. 51 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Can you imagine those dissenters waiting in the minus 14 F temps to get the ticket to cause a ruckus there?

  41. 57 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I think he is trying to fire us up to keep working at making things better.

  42. January 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I’m here, but watching on C-SPAN. I can’t believe this moment is here either.

  43. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    January 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Those Brown Kids are going to be the majority

  44. 60 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I think they fixed the echo.

  45. 61 otter 44
    January 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you NW for your great service to all of us here at TOD. Echoes tonight of MLK I love and admire this President to the moon and back.. JOB you have captured and given voice to my feelings so many times at critical junctures but never more than tonight. Thank you everyone here for enriching my life.

  46. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm

  47. 63 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Unity and acceptance

  48. 64 GGAIL
    January 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    PBO is so intelligent and finds the right words to say

  49. January 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    He looks a little more rested than I’ve seen him lately. He’s beautiful.

  50. 67 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Selective sorting of the facts

  51. January 10, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    i love how he is talking so softly…how he talking in measured tones

  52. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm

  53. 70 magapie
    January 10, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Greatness with grace.

  54. 71 HZ
    January 10, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I am here with my glass of red. HZ

  55. January 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

  56. 74 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Try talking to someone in real life instead of just arguing on the Internet.

  57. January 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    talk to them in real life!!

  58. 76 amk for obama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you, FLOTUS.

  59. 80 arapaho415
    January 10, 2017 at 9:48 pm

  60. 81 amk for obama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you, Joe.

  61. 82 mtmarilyn
    January 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Boy the tears are flowing now.

  62. 83 HZ
    January 10, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Tears flowing. Oh I love this great man so. HZ

  63. 84 GGAIL
    January 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you Mr President, we did it with you!

  64. 85 mtmarilyn
    January 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    OMG I love this man!

  65. January 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    i love how he shows his humanity!!

    weeping….i love this President

  66. 91 Wanda N VA 4Obama
    January 10, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    What is our country going to be without this wonderful, thoughtful and compassionate man?

  67. 92 GGail
    January 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I’m so glad the white house feed stayed on till they walked out of sight.

  68. 93 vcprezofan2
    January 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Siiigh!

  69. January 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you President and Mrs. Obama…Vice-president and Mrs. Biden…

    Tears are flowing.

  70. 95 desertflower
    January 10, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I’m just a blubbering mess. Just a damn mess.

  71. January 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    If I didn’t have to attend an important meeting tomorrow, I think I’d drink all the alcohol in my house tonight. 😦 Maybe I’ll make up for it tomorrow night. And now, whenever I hear that song from Springsteen (whom I adore) it’s going to make me cry again.

    Malia looked so confident and comfortable up there with her parents. Such maturity and poise!

  72. 100 WhenPamelaWandered
    January 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Basket case, here.

  73. 101 amk for obama
    January 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    End of an era. Will never see another statesman like this.

  74. January 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I’m just crying for all this moment is about. Unbelievable day.

  75. 109 carolyn
    January 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    When shall we see his like again? These eight Obama years have been so wonderful. Tears flowed, just kept saying “Don’t leave us, don’t leave us.” Thank you President Obama for these precious eight years.

  76. January 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Honestly, my heart goes out to Malia, especially. She stood tall every day under the white hot light of MSM. She is beautiful and graceful and clearly loves her parents very much.

  77. 112 CEB
    January 10, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I was okay until he and Malia started crying. Folks, we have our marching orders from our forever president.
    I love that C-span is still showing them greeting the crowd.

  78. 113 desertflower
    January 10, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    He has to be the most patriotic American EVER!

  79. January 10, 2017 at 10:11 pm

  80. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    And there we have it. Definitely not going to hear what any of the pundits will say this farewell address meant.

    We know what he meant. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for – he’s been waiting for – and he’s brought us to this point, and we get to march hand-in-hand with him, into the future, whatever it holds.

    What a man. What a mighty fine man.

  81. 118 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Oh my goodness…tears…what more can I add that already hasn’t been said…This President…OUR FOREVER PRESIDENT…YES WE CAN. 🙂 🙂

  82. 119 Bill R.
    January 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Very cathartic for me. Crying through most of the speech. At the same time I was filled with such gratitude that this wonderful man, Barack Obama (whose very name means blessing), who is such a light-filled being, has consented to bear, together with our First Lady Michelle, the burden of leadership for our country and to a large extent to the world. And together they have brought such light and healing to all of us. That will not be lost. That will ripple through the lives of everyone, and will bear much fruit. A whole younger generation has come of age in the Obama era and been formed in his generous illumined spirit. From them will come new leaders and new vision and energy.

  83. 122 arapaho415
    January 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Different perspective on #FarewellSpeech:

    Here’s the disturbance from earlier:

    whitehouse.gov/live didn’t have this perspective of our @VP:

  84. January 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

  85. 125 sherijr
    January 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I didn’t cry until he said “Michelle….”

    He said every single thing we need to hear. Everything we need to know to keep our democracy. Everything it takes to be a better America. He has laid this path for us, with us for 8 years and what he did tonight… again… was remind us how powerful we are. It is hard being a citizen. It is tiring. But it really is a must… if we really want to be a better people.

    I love him and I hate hate hate letting him go. But I am also still really looking forward to Citizen Obama.. and also in trying to be as good a citizen as I can. Really, YesWeCan. Thank you Mr. President.

  86. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    January 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    This is the beauty of this time in our history. Nobody can change it.

  87. 128 amk for obama
    January 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    And thank you, chips.

    Time for you get out of your lurker status?

  88. January 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm

  89. January 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    YES WE CAN and YES WE DID!


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