25 Responses to “miami dade – the speech”


  1. 1 anniebella
    April 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    This President reminds me of a preacher when he speak. No one can give a speech like this President.

  2. 3 GGail
    April 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    This speech to me could be as valuable in time as Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech. POWERFUL. It’s a shame that it can’t or won’t be picked up to be heard in its entirety by MSM or even public television, perhaps in another lifetime it will be fully appreciated for what it conveyed. Thank you Chipsticks for the full version. And it was not grainy at all. Good job!

    • 4 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

      The MSM is too busy covering the Royal wedding, or Trump’s expletive-laden rant to a bunch of Teabigots in California…that’s the level at which the MSM is comfortable. Obama’s speeches make them VERY uncomfortable for some reason.

      • 5 Dorothy Rissman
        April 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        hopefruit, I could not believe they spent all of that time on the wedding. Who really cares.
        Even msnbc covered it for hours. gag!

        Actually, I have not watched it yet, I am waiting until I know I will have some private time.

  3. 6 bjw2
    April 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Wow, the last five minutes got me choked up.

    Thank you Chips for this site!

  4. 8 zizi
    April 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    absolutely brilliant speech. You can tell he is hurting he knows the racial ugliness that has lined up against him. He is no fool. This is a major shot across the bow to wingnuts.

  5. 9 sjterrid
    April 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    We are so to have this man as our President. He is a truly inspirational person and has so much faith in us and this country. I was in tears when he talked about being on his Grandfather’s shoulder’s seeing the astronauts touchdown and how excited he was, and that earlier he had taken his daughter to see the Space Shuttle and seeing their look of wonder, and how it had come home full circle.
    I will do what I can to make sure he is reelected inn 2012. I will pray for him and his family,and the people who have been affected by the tornados.
    Thanks Chipsticks for posting this speech. Goodnight everybody.

  6. April 30, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Goodness, the president’s speeches really DO get better and better. What a wonderful, wonderful speech, and a wonderful plug for community colleges.

    You know, community colleges are at the bottom of the list for kids. They’re the place you go when you can’t afford to go off a thousand miles away to a wowee university or even a so-so college. I’ve heard friends of my own kids groaning about having to go local and wondering to myself whether a university hundreds of miles away with the same rating as our own could give them more of anything other than getting out from under their parents’ eyeballs. Which reason some of them were honest enough to confess to.

    The arguments used to give me a headache, especially since our own kids had it all mapped out — get their bachelor’s at the local university at which their dad taught, then leave to get a master’s. Our youngest daughter, for instance, had to go to Washington State in order to get her Master’s of Library Science.

    But that small rant aside, our president can give the most uplifting speech. There is simply no one who can compete with him. I rejoiced at his determination to get the Dream Act passed, his emphasis on investment through education in the country’s future, his belief in diversity, his reminder the we are a nation of immigrants.

    The fact that we ARE a nation of immigrants seems to be lost on so many people. Or they accept it all right, but according to their lights, now immigration should stop.

    • 12 GGail
      April 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

      Back in my day, because students were failing their first year in college or university, high school students were strongly encouraged to take the community college route first to become accustom to the fast pace classes and heavy course work before moving on to the next level. They have been a bedrock and should continue to be so.

  7. 13 Theo67
    April 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Simply awesome. I think the reason people think the President gives a good speech is because his authenticity rings through in his speeches. It’s a chance for us to see what he’s thinking, to buy into his incredible vision for this country, this world and future generations. It’s not about the speech, or the giving of the speech. It’s about the words and the images that he conveys, and the clear commitment and belief and passion that he has for his dream. When he speaks of what he wants us to accomplish by the time his children have children, that’s not just a speech or just words. That’s a dream – and inspiring dream that is worthy of sacrifice. And it’s not selfish, it’s entirely selfless.

    We are honored to live in a time such as this. To watch a man such as this. And to partake in this journey, and be a part of making this dream a reality. Really, he’s just awesome.

  8. 14 kay360
    April 30, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Why am I still surprised at how fearlessly honest our President is?

    I really hate the fact that this speech will not be picked up by the MSM that spent the day blabbing about that moron Donald Trump’s f-bombs. Sometimes I think the President is too optimistic. For many of us, his singular perspective and, dare I say, hope is the only thing holding us together or keeping us toppling over the edge of the abyss.

    The President believes in America. I want to as well, but we are fed garbage from our media to our food and through our depleting environment every single day. And even when someone brilliant and good chooses to serve us, we just throw garbage at him too.

    This was a very healing speech. It’s what our nation needs to hear right now. Why is it so hard to hear something good and positive about America in the MSM? We are hungering for it. I could scream.

    Anyway, his speeches are getting better. And did he memorize that speech or was he extemporizing? He looked as if he was having a heart-to-heart with those students, especially when he spoke about his father and the dream of America. Amazing.

    Thank you for providing this space, Chipsticks. I am grateful for this safe haven. It really sustains me. I am tired of the negativity on all sides. Your site is a gift. God bless you and god bless our President.

  9. 15 Sue in Minnesota
    April 30, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Amazing to be graced with the gift that is this man. God be his strength and his shield. Rest well all.

  10. 16 Luci1119
    April 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I tell you, We have a God fearing President. He’s the kind of President that Is so Grateful to be an American. He’s the kind of President, that wants EVERYBODY to be Free, live their Dreams, and be Equal. Because he knows that If EVERYBODY, had this vision of what America should be like, then there would be less Anger, less Violence, less Gangs, less Unrest In our world. Less poverty, although, Everybody may not be Wealthy, But we will all have a piece of the Pie, which would make this a better place to live. If we would do more of Reaching Back, to help another. Because, If our Community, and Enviroment Is happier, then we will have less Problems. And REALLY, this makes Good sense.
    Thank you President Obama, for being a great Example of the Dream of America. Your example, your Story, Is teaching us, how to get the Dream. Thank you President Obama for reaching back to help another. I thank God for you President Obama.

    I thank you President Obama, that you are letting your little LIGHT Shine, so that we can see the GOD In YOU, and GLORIFY our FATHER, which Is In HEAVEN. Thank you Lord for this GREAT GIFT that you have given us. Thank you LOrd Jesus, Thank you, Amen

    • 17 Marlz
      April 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Great response. . . Thanks

    • 18 theboysisters
      April 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

      That is so true, Luci. He’s the most Christ-like President. He knows he’s not perfect like Christ, but he tries his best everyday to display the character of Christ. EPSECIALLY turning the other cheek. He doesn’t need to boast and act aggressive against hostility because he knows who he is in Christ. That’s a real lesson for me personally as I engage in my spiritual journey.

  11. 19 elaine
    April 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Did anyone hear the president say that “I won’t be your President much longer” in this speech? I did and it gave me chills.

  12. 21 Carolyn
    April 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! That’s all I can say…..I too teared up when he spoke about being on his grandfather’s shoulders, and also how his father lived a troubled life. He has come through so much. I too heard “I won’t be your president much longer”…actually 5 1/2 more years is not very long in the scheme of history, compared to the lives of these graduates. He is always taking the long view, and has a true historical perspective, which we are not used to.
    I rejoice every day that he is our president.

  13. 22 nathkatun7
    April 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    That was a great speech. More importantly, it really captured the depth of this great man we elected President. His message to graduates of Miami-Dede is the kind of message that young people need to hear to help them deal with the insanity going around. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • 23 Maricarmen Martinez
      April 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      This was great. I am so proud of the President and of the students. I am a retired college professor and I want to see hope, acceptance, tolerance for ALL Americans. We need to keep our President and send my blessings to all the students at Miami Dade.
      Please make sure that you register to vote and that you all vote. Our votes are our voices!

      May God Bless the President and the students!

      Maricarmen Martinez, PhD

  14. 24 Bee
    May 1, 2011 at 2:47 am

    President Obama, you caused my tears to flow and my happiness to grow. You are such a wonderful gift to mankind and the United States. I am indeed honored to have you as my President.Thank you for honoring the students of Miami Dade Community College and for acknowledging the exceptional role that community colleges play in our educational system.

    Your speech is so moving to me… having started with an Associates degree, moved on to a bachelors, then secured a fantastic job and living a good life. You elevated community colleges and I thank you Mr. President. May God keep you and your beautiful family in His loving care, safe and secure with angels to defend and protect you, and may He give you His peace that passeth all understanding.


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