91 Responses to “President Obama’s address from Afghanistan”


  1. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    May 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    “This time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end. With faith in each other and our eyes fixed on the future, let us finish the work at hand, and forge a just and lasting peace. May God bless our troops. And may God bless the United States of America.” ~ President Barack Obama.

    • 15 vitaminlover
      May 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Then he turns around and swags off. Diggin’ it. Yeah, baby. You’d better know it!

    • 16 Pamela
      May 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Hear applause in my house! What an incredible man, OUR President, Barack Hussein Obama!

  2. 17 sherijr
    May 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    oh thank you once again Chips for posting both speeches today.. I missed them both.. migraine day, so finally had to sleep for a bit. Just finished his speech to the troops and it was touching and heartfelt.

  3. May 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    just bringing it over 🙂

    I just watched the address….Barack Obama is more than a President. They say, if you dont like the man, respect the office, well, to me, he is truly more than the office. He does not need a Presidential title, Barack Obama is THE WORLD’S LEADER!

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      May 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Berny, he was amazing–so much in command,yet so visionary. How can anyone imagine anyone else but PBO leading us out of war and guiding this country in the next four years/

  4. 20 Don
    May 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Knowing President Obama, he’s probably on Air Force 1 watching the NBA Playoffs.

    • 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      YEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAH….UP…UP …AND AWAY…NOW I CAN RELAX!…:)

  5. 22 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Ugh…in a report they said he spent 45 minutes shaking hands and posing for pics with the troops… I love watching his interaction with people, but because the corporate overlords at Cpsan are douche monsters, they don’t have it. 😦 I haz a sad

    • 23 lisalovesobama
      May 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      my favorite parts of his and Miche’s appearances are at the end when they shake hands and give out special Obama hugs.

  6. 24 andogriff
    May 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Just watched it live on CNN here in Germany, it was brilliant, just perfect. Thanks so much for letting us also hear the speech to the troops on the last thread, Ms Chips…. wiped me out when he got choked up at the end. Time for bed, good night all.

  7. 25 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    The cynicism is strong in this one.

    (DiCK) Halperin’s Take

    There are are lot of substantive questions begged by the President’s speech and the agreement, especially the extent to which Karzai will be a reliable partner. But the politics of what was announced is wicked smart, and almost certainly gets Obama through November without Afghanistan being a political liability for him. The Left gets to believe that the President is committed to ending the war (Look! He went half way around the world to say it.). And critics from the Right, like John McCain, don’t have much to grasp onto, given the new scheme’s long time horizon. Mitt Romney might try to make up some basis for criticizing the plan as too vague or weak, but with Karzai’s signature, the apparent support of the US military, and a something-for-everyone agreement, Obama has had a very good Tuesday. Happy anniversary, Mr. President. The President is taking a page right out of Karl Rove’s playbook. By saying the war is winding down while the continued troop presence protects his right flank, Obama can effectively carry the Afghanistan debate through November. It doesn’t help that Romney has no military service and no obvious position of strength from which to attack the incumbent. And now with Karzai’s signature, Obama has effectively checkmated the issue.

    http://thepage.time.com/2012/05/01/obama-we-can-see-the-light-in-afghanistan/#ixzz1tfScSovC

    • 26 lisalovesobama
      May 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      No thanks. Halperin can suck it. His words have no meaning and I won’t be giving that fuck a second of my time.

      • 27 Mel
        May 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

        I do not know anybody who will give Halpering a fucking nano second , so yes fuck the halpering!!!!!

    • 28 anniebella
      May 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Honestly, do anyone gives a dam what Mark Halperin think? I saw him on Matthews show and I turn the tv OFF.

    • 29 hopefruit2
      May 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      LOL, with all due respect, I don’t think this should have been posted here. I think we all already know the DICK’s take on everything Obama.

      • 30 LOL
        May 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

        No offense taken, If Chips wants to remove it, that’s fine by me. I didn’t watch his appearance with Chris.

      • May 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        I did manage to find a couple of key points that Halperin was forced to admit——kinda like walking thru a minefield to find the couple of daisies—–that the agreement is “wicked smart”—-Halperin is looking at the whole thing politically of course—-but he’s right that this gets Obama thru Nov. without Afghan. being a liability——-that Romney has no military experience or any kind of foreign policy experience with which to challenge him—–that Obama has “effectively checkmated the issue”.

        • 32 amk for obama
          May 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

          “kinda like walking thru a minefield to find the couple of daisies”

          Nice turn of phrase.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      May 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      What an idiot. He spends a whole paragraph saying nothing. Everything is a game to these guys, just political chess moves, not real. What ugly people.

  8. 34 Me4obama
    May 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The MSM is starting to realize that Romney was running against WIMPS like Santorum, Gingrich, Perry, Bachman. The Obama campaign is going to show the Media & the Robney Campaign who is their DADDY. I can’t wait for Saturday Rallies regardless how the Job’s report will be & I expect it to be good news.

  9. 35 lisalovesobama
    May 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    fucking bitch. Mrs. Huff n’ Whore has a post up that’s entitled: “8 reasons Michelle Obama would make a better presidential candidate than her >>>>>.” that’s all I saw. I googled search words: ‘Michelle Obama’, and that was one of the first things that came up. Fucking bitch. I didn’t click on it, won’t give that bitch the click. Self-serving heifer.

    • 36 Don
      May 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      LOL!!!! Take it easy lisa, it’s just Lady Puffington blowing steam.

      • 37 lisalovesobama
        May 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        blowing steam up her own ass. Can’t stand that idiot.

        • 38 LOL
          May 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

          What drivel…..Why people take this serial linker seriously is beyond me.

          • 39 lisalovesobama
            May 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

            too bad the recession didn’t knock her out of commission. Millions of good, honest hardworking people out of work and that bitch still keeps on stealing other people’s work and making money hand over hoof.

        • May 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          Yea, but why do you go there?

          • 41 lisalovesobama
            May 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

            I didn’t go there. I did a search on Michelle and one of the results was that came up was from Huff n’Whore. It was one of the first and I happened to see it. Read above where I basically said I wouldn’t click on that bitch’s site to save my life. I don’t visit Huff Post. It’s the last place I would go to.

      • 42 Jax6655
        May 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        First let me say, can’t stand Arianna but she didn’t write this piece, Keli Goff (ahem, Black woman) wrote this piece on AOL Black Voices. As I saw earlier in the threads today about Chuck Todd, we can hit Ms. HuffPuff when she’s wrong but we can’t crack on her for this.

        • May 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

          Can you call a woman sexist? cuz I think she’s sexist. She probably would call herself a feminist but I see her as a man hater. The way she attacks Pres.Obama’s manhood and then this article on why Mrs. Obama would make a better Prez really bugs me.

    • 44 COS
      May 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Arianna is angry because PBO called her a$$ out at the WHCD. Randi Rhodes also called her out today.That type of headline is exactly what PBO was talking about. SLEEZY!!!!

      • 45 anniebella
        May 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        Arianna sounds like a female Donald Trump. She can dish it out, but she can’t take it.

        • 46 COS
          May 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

          Good analogy Anniebella. She is the femal Donald on steroids. She was smacked down by the head of the free world with a lot of folks watching. 🙂

          • May 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

            As I have previously noted, Ms. Fake is mad as a wet hen that PBO publicly shamed her—–by telling the truth about her! Too many bow down to her and pretend she is someone she is not. PBO was not fooled, put the hammer down.

  10. 48 lamh35
    May 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    it’s interesting to see the difference between “glass half full” folks and “glass half empty” folks. I suspect the easily influenced who listen to the faux-gressive and the “liberal” press (pffft as if..) rather than gathering their own information on stuff like this outside of the media. The media has it’s own agenda when it comes to stuff like this. I refuse to get my news from “opionion” journalists and that includes Eugene Robinson, Tweety, Rachel Maddow Ed Schultz and the others.

  11. 50 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  12. 53 sherijr
    May 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    well it all sounds good to me.. finally it will be over. So what on earth are the pundits up in arms about? Whats their whiny beef today?

    • 54 LOL
      May 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      They are naturally cynics…Do you remember when all the troops from Iraq left. The minute they left, there was a countdown clock set for when we would invade again. Everytime there was a car accident on Main St. Baghdad, the press breathlessly asked “Will the troops have to go back in to calm the furor”…..now its been what, 4-5 mths, and we have not re-invaded Iraq.

      • 55 sherijr
        May 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

        See I miss a lot of the nonsense because I don’t watch tv.. because of the pundits, I gave it up cold turkey 3 years ago. It doesn’t surprise me that they’d find a way to make this announcement by POTUS something negative. They have no hearts and their minds are dark places, imo. 😉

        • 56 jackiegrumbacher
          May 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

          Sheri, I don’t watch them either. I would never know what’s going on or what anyone is saying if I didn’t read it here. In 2008, we had a supremely dedicated OFA rep in our county who never followed the ups and downs of the news or got concerned about any controversies. When I asked him why, he said, he just focused on the goal–winning in November– and didn’t allow anything or anyone to distract him. Not a bad philosophy, although very hard to carry out.

          • 57 Pamela
            May 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

            Nor do I, it was less like cold turkey for me, more like, “oh, I just cannot bear to turn it on!” so, except for Downton Abbey, and Doc Martin, it stays off. Do not miss it at all. Did slip out to watch PBO earlier tho, was delighted to see a live speech for once!

          • 58 sherijr
            May 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm

            I just couldn’t handle listening to the lying.. I can read about their shenanigans here and then respond to them.. but I can’t sit through it.. it hurts too much. So I thoroughly appreciate the people who are able to watch them and let us know whats being said.

  13. May 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    He was way way too hot for such serious matter.

  14. 60 daiseymay1
    May 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Dick Halperin is just that. What gives a nobody like him the opportunity to comment on what HE thinks. Our press has really degenerated into a bunch of gossip mongers. And to think he gets paid to express his opinion!

    • May 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      He is an Secret Agent of the RNC, at least it seems that way!

    • 62 itgurl_29
      May 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      And this is why I have absolutely no problem with Ryan Seacrest reporting on election night. At least he’s honest about who he is. The msm political media are nothing but gossip mongers. It’s just that they were too ugly to get hired by Entertainment Tonight or Extra.

  15. 63 anniebella
    May 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Some times life is about more than how hot the President is.

  16. 74 Don
    May 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I just remembered Saturday is the day of the first campaign rally.

    • 75 anniebella
      May 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Looking forward to that Don. My only regret is I can’t be there in Ohio and Virginia.

  17. May 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Ot- Robney super PAC with 9 state 4 million dollar ad buy.
    So far this week alone, the Rove/Koch/Robney super Pacs have 12 million dollars in ads and 13 swing states.
    Jeesh!
    That is their whole Campaign, negative ads!

  18. 77 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Just got back from a very busy, very all-in phonebanking session. People are fired up and ready to go! Listened to my President in the car on the way home on NPR. Something about the quiet of the car, with no visuals — just that readily identifiable voice — really made the moment even more sobering. I almost broke down in the car. We have a statesman in the Oval Office. Thank God!

  19. May 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    IF ONLY:

    Rupert Murdoch’s Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) has written to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, calling on the regulator to pull the plug on Rupert Murdoch’s lucrative television licences on grounds of character.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/01/rupert-murdoch-fox-licences-us

  20. 79 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hillarious. Romney fires a gay spokesman from his campaign….yet, Santorum had an openly gay spokesman throughout his entire campaign. Rickey may be batsh&^ crazy, but at least he has a spine.

    • 80 Liberal Librarian
      May 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      What do you expect of a man who has no “there” there? He’s running for President, for pete’s sake!

      • 81 LOL
        May 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        LL…Mittens has had a really shitty day. The strange thing is that this spokesman’s forte is foreign policy which has been all the rage the last few days. So, even if the Romney camp wants to say that he quit on his own….why didn’t they put him out there during the last few days. Not only did this guy work with angry mustached John Bolton, but also with Bush. This is why Romney is screwed. He spent all of his time bashing Rick and Newt, he forgot to consolidate his more skeptical base- “Christian” conservatives. He will spend the next months or so trying to appease them, that he will never get a chance to even look at the middle.

        .
        Even Rickey said that Romney has to make some “guarantees” to him, before he can endorse him. As my Bugs Bunny would say, Mittens is scwed.

  21. May 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. “We can see the light of a new day on the horizon,’’ he said on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death and in the midst of his own re-election campaign.

    “Our goal is to destroy al-Qaida, and we are on a path to do exactly that,’’ Obama said in an unusual speech to America broadcast from an air base halfway around the world.

    http://mobile.boston.com/art/35/news/world/asia/articles/2012/05/01/obama_in_afghanistan_to_sign_security_pact/

  22. May 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    From now on, every President will have to do something AWESOME on WHCD Day LOL

  23. May 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    First lady Michelle Obama touted the bailout of the U.S. auto industry during a campaign appearance Tuesday, echoing efforts by the president and his reelection team to use the assistance to bolster his argument for reelection.

    “Think back to earlier when all those folks in Washington were telling Barack to let the auto industry go under, with more than a million jobs on the line,” Michelle Obama said in a list of accomplishments she said the president should be applauded for during a speech in Las Vegas.

    “Remember that?  But what did Barack do? Barack had the backs of American workers,” she continued. “He put his faith in the American people.” 

    http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/automobiles/224865-first-lady-touts-auto-bailouts-in-campaign-speech

  24. 85 LOL
    May 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Honestly….This is what today reminded me of. McCain and Bush Sr. together while then Senator Obama was draining threes in Iraq

  25. 86 Me4obama
    May 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I am loving Rachel tonight.

  26. 88 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Taking a page out of the book of “Positive Put Downs” —

  27. 90 Regularguy
    May 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Man, how does he deliver serious stuff so cooly?! What a guy, what a guy. The timing was a work of art – this is how things get done when you have the ultimate pro in charge. Thank you Mr. President – you make me wanna get up in the morning and live and learn!

  28. 91 Mae who love our CIC
    May 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

    President Obama leads by example. He is willing to go to the soil where he sends his troops. We love you President Obama. You are the best!


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