President Obama’s UN General Assembly Address

Text of the President’s address here

(Posted already, but it seriously needs its own place)

84 Responses to “President Obama’s UN General Assembly Address”

  1. September 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    This man makes me proud to be an American. What a statesman and diplomat!

  2. September 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    andrea mitchell hating on PBO for going on The View. i don’t like this old dead looking b i t c h ! s m f h

  3. 25 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Both speeches were fantastic. I will admit that I cried during the speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. Media is a mess so I watched on CSPAN and am now getting ready for the late shift. Have a great TOD day

  4. September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you Chips for posting his UN speech again. I intend to go back and listen to both his speeches later today. He is an amazing leader.

  5. September 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  6. September 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  7. 32 Melissa
    September 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Such a great speech. It was masterful. And a touching tribute to Ambassador Stevens.
    He articulated better than i ever could ,my feelings towards the violent protests . I was sad, while the crowd appropriately reacted with bemusement, that he had to remind them he gets called awful names every day but he will always protect their right to do so.
    I hope those leaders will listen. I hope that the destructive legacy of George Bush is not too strong to overcome. Let’s give credit where its due, what Bush and the neocons did for 10 years probably losts us the goodwill of a generation in that part of the world. And again, it falls on President Obama to repair the incredible damage. I sooo feel for him, the man has taken on so many challenges in a dizzying short period of time that we would understand if it all overwhelmed a lesser man. And yet, he presses on, with energy, grace and humility. While he should be getting his strength from us, I sometimes find myself drawing on *his* strenght to continue fighting the good fight. He’s an inspiration to us all.

    • 33 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      You’re so right.

      His mention of the abuse he takes every day, but his determination to ensure that people are free to express their horrid opinions made me think of Queen Ann,and her entitled demands that her own party stop criticizing her and her husband, and that their supporters stop offering them “advice”. The Romney’s should be ashamed to be running for the Presidency when they are clearly of such little character, and leagues below the current occupant.

      President Obama will continue on from the Presidency to do even more awesome things. The Romneys – they will (hopefully) disappear into obscurity. My life is diminished for having known of their existence.

    • 34 susanne
      September 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      thank you melissa–you said it just right.

  8. 35 Mae who love our CIC
    September 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Whatever it takes, our President is willing to suffer and endure the emotional sacrifice in order for America to be a better country.

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      September 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Agree, and that’s why we simply must give him four more years as his “reward” for putting up with the likes of everybody else, all of the lesser beings who don’t either want to understand him or who don’t have the brainpower or emotional compasses to understand him.

    • 38 susanne
      September 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      devastating ad. yes it clearly outlines the education issues at stake in this election. but it simultaneously smacks robmey down for his duplicity. it says, if you believe this guy, you’ll be sorry, and we know because it happened to us.
      thanks again chips–this site is a goldmine.

  9. September 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    The vice presidential debate is a little over two weeks away on Oct. 11, and Joe Biden is getting ready.

    His first mock debate with Paul Ryan stand in Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was held last week, an Obama campaign official tells POLITICO.

    “The Vice President has been preparing for his debate with Congressman Ryan – a candidate who has an exceptional grasp of policy details and a mastery of budgetary matters,” the official said.

  10. September 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Did anyone see Romney at CGI? Just curious if he toned down his Obama-bashing and what kind of reception he received.

  11. 46 Desraye
    September 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    How does PBO choose where to hold their rallys?

    • 48 susanne
      September 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      jeez, did he really hold up the money and talk about his kid’s privileged education? the man is an idiot, and should stay away from cameras and microphones. also, the scary music int his ad reminds me of the twilight zone clip from yesterday–superb subliminal messaging!

  12. 49 Eveingeorgia
    September 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Ann Coulter is in real crazy mode today. See KOS: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/25/1136268/-Ann-Coulter-They-Date-Black-Gals-So-They-Think-They-re-Freedom-Riders

    I so hope Chris Matthews, Bill Maher and Lawrence O’Donnell address her statements today.

    She is overdue for some real discipline.

    • 50 Linda
      September 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      I guess she does not know that her Lyin Ryan also dated a black woman in college and he and his wife went to the former girlfriends wedding…..

      They step in every time…

  13. 51 57andfemale
    September 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm


    • 52 Dudette
      September 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm


    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      September 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      If Tammy wins, I’m doing the happy dance for her, here on the streets of my Illinois city, and I’m not even in her district. And I don’t dance that well, but I won’t care who knows it!

      • 54 japa21
        September 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        I am in her district, and this is great news. Looks like about 10% undecided whcih I expect to go 7-3 in her favor.

      • 56 edp4bho
        September 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

        I’ll dance with you and I’m not even in your state 😀

      • 59 57andfemale
        September 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        I had to pick up a friend who was visiting his mother who lives in Tammy’s district. I saw more Duckworth than Walsh signs (happy dance!). Except for my friend’s mother’s house and her still-living-at-home at 43 years old, Rush listening son. They had a huge Joe Walsh sign, a Confederate flag and a massive sign, “Fight for Our Religious Freedom”. We hightailed it outa there as fast as possible.

        WCPT is hosting a union-sponsored debate October 9. The PPP poll still had 10% undecided and I’d love for Tammy to shine in a debate that is moderated fairly and isn’t weighted toward that miserable blowhard. Dick Kay made the ad for the debate, and he calls Tammy ‘Lt-Col Tammy Duckworth’. I love that.

        • 60 jacquelineoboomer
          September 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

          Yes, LtCol Tammy Duckworth is who she is, even though I think the blowhard once said she “talks too much about her military service.” He is a despicable non-entity.

      • 61 TrumpDog
        September 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

        I’m not even in the state but I’d consider throwing a party.

  14. September 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Just ask the simple question ….

  15. 67 Ladyhawke
    September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Sio Mrs. Greenspan is having a cow because POTUS and FLOTUS were on The View with Barbara Walters OF ABC. Since Andrea considers herself the Grande Dame of journalism, I think she is miffed because SHE DIDN’T GET “THE GET”. I bet if President Obama had been on Andrea Mitchell Reports this morning there would have been no need to criticize. And talk about carrying water for the GOP. Like so many in the media she just parrots their talking points almost verbatim. At the root of every question is some GOP meme. For me, Mrs Greenspan is severely overrated. Who made her the arbiter of when and which leaders President Obama should be meeting with. The nerve. I hope she gets hammered.

    • 68 cookemom
      September 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Barbara and Andrea are not friends you know. Barb has intimate knowledge of Mr. Greenspan. It’s in her book. They were an item at one time.

      • 69 Ladyhawke
        September 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        Ah, fascinating. I did not know that. That explains a lot. So many times when I see Andrea Mitchell she is oohing and aahing about some important person she just interviewed or some BREAKING NEWS that only seems to happen during her time slot. It’s not about journalistic integrity, it’s about WHO she was able to GET. And she always acts like she is PRIVY to information that no one else can get. I find her haughty and distasteful. She just seems full of herself all the time.

    • 70 Andy46
      September 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Lol, the President Obama is good with math and Ms. Greenspan numbers are so low they can not be reported by Nielsen . The View gets a ratings bump of about 3 million when President is on the show and an increase in female demo 25-54. Lol, according to tvbythenumbers Friday report Rev Al total viewers was a little over 1.1 million vs CNN situation room which average a little over 400,000, MJ little over 600,000, ED show 1.4 million, Rachel 1.7 million. MSNBC prime time has been doing better ever since the Dem’s convention. Chris and Rachel especially. CNN continue to be the dumps.

  16. 71 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Seriouly. WTF?

  17. September 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • 73 vcprezofan2
      September 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      I wonder what’s the source of his research data?

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      September 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      I cannot watch the video. If he said that, I may have to skip lunch. No matter the context, might it have been even better phrased “sexually active young men”? What’s with the “boys” reference from an adult? From the father of five boys? (I’m not saying boys who are not yet young men aren’t thinking about sexual activity and beyond, but where’s the maturity in this? Where are the parental skills? Where’s the inner compass to hear how something will come across?) Maybe it’s just me, but this is a little too much like a Jerry Sandusky soundbite. And, again, I didn’t even watch the video.

      Of course, Romney could recite the Preamble and I’d be just as sickened. There’s that.

    • 75 utaustinliberal
      September 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Umm…what? I’ve never heard of teenagers of the male gender being depressed because they’re getting laid aka sexually active. It’s the other way around. What kind of flawed research is he citing?

    • 77 susanne
      September 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      …..and.. it’s gone.
      again, my advice to robmey: step back from the microphones and cameras, climb quickly into your limo, and self-deport to your mansion in la jolla. that’s a ‘permanent solution’ we can all applaud.

  18. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    September 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD!!

    Had to go to the doctors today so I’ve missed so much.

    This is an interesting tidbit.

    “Absentee ballot requests soaring in Hamilton County”


    “Absentee ballot requests in Hamilton County, spurred by growing public comfort with early voting and extensive news coverage of the issue, are running nearly 3-to-1 ahead of the record-setting pace of the 2008 presidential election.”

    “In what many view as a fundamental redefinition of Election Day with significant import for how campaigns are conducted, more than 50,000 Hamilton County voters had requested absentee ballots as of early Friday, county board of elections officials said.”

    “At the same stage in the 2008 presidential campaign – 46 days before Election Day – 18,547 absentee applications had been recorded.”


    Hamilton County is in the Cincinnati area of Ohio. It went 53-46 for President Obama in 2008. 😉

    • 80 cookemom
      September 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Good for them. I said earlier that all this voter suppression may have awaken the beast. It brought many out of complacency about voting rights. Memories resurfaced about what many went through to have those rights. This overreach is gonna cost them. They should have left well enough alone. There was a certain amount of apathy that would have prevailed. Now, everybody and their mother will make sure to vote. They struck fear in many who had been thinking everything was alright, or took voting for granted. This could very well be what we needed to raise a consciousness that has been missing.

  19. September 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm


    Any word on the executive order brought up at the Clinton Global Initiative?

    *If* the U.S. Government is no longer going to be buying from companies that use forced or child labor *anywhere* in their *supply*chains*… then the implications of that action are just staggering — probably further reaching than many casual observers will anticipate.

    U.S. Federal contracts are *huge.* For many American companies, they’re your biggest and most important and most reliable source of income, and the foundation you build everything on, if you’re fortunate enough to secure one in the first place. You certainly don’t put those at risk. And even companies for whom the government is a less critical customer have no incentive to lose them as a revenue stream, potentially permanently.

    If *supply*chains* are now open to Federal scrutiny, then we’ve just vastly expanded the number of inspectors. Yes, there’s the government itself. But more to the point, there’s every company that either supplies the U.S. Government or directly or indirectly supplies a supplier…

    Those companies — *if* supply chains are now being examined — now have an enormous vested interest in examining everyone in their chain and making certain that no one is *in* chains, literally or figuratively.

    To simplify, remember Friedman’s oft-stated remark that losing your place in the supply chain is like pouring concrete down an oil well. Once you’ve sealed the well or been kicked off the chain, your asset is gone. Suppliers will not be inclined to ever trust you again, because failures place *their* entire operations at risk.

    If this is the situation we’re in, companies in the chain will be looking at each other.. *and* at their competitors, because if you can show evidence of trafficking or questionable abuses, you may be able to undermine a rival and seize market share.

    This could not only hammer human traffickers, it could impact worker rights throughout the world.

  20. 83 HHO
    September 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    President Obama’s speech at the UN General Assembly was brilliant. I am so proud and thankful that he is our President. I watched it on C-Span and made it a point of not watching or listening to any of the pre or post comments from pundits on the other channels. I beiieve that the things he said resonated with those listening. I felt it. I am going back to listen to the speech again, and I totally recommend to anyone who has not heard it, to please make every effort to do so.

  21. 84 prettyfoot58
    September 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Staningggggggggggggg….Clapppppppppppppppping…..i am soooooo PROUD!!!!

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