President Obama on This Week


Full transcript here


As UT picked out, the line:

“I welcome [Mr Putin] being involved. I welcome him saying, “I will take responsibility for pushing my client, the Assad regime, to deal with these chemical weapons”.”

Too good.


88 Responses to “President Obama on This Week”

  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    September 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Thank you Chips.

  2. 10 MightyPamela
    September 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    LAST! on the previous post, WTG, Chipsticks. Leave ’em laughing when you go!! {{{{Chipsticks&danny}}}}

  3. 15 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  4. September 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Please help me shame the WHORELATIMES. I wasn’t aware the Kochs had already purchased the Tribune.

    • September 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      This is the response I sent to Tally.

      This article is the lead story in the print version (many people pick up a print copy of the Sunday Times even if they don’t purchase/have delivered the weekday edition, so yeah, the print layout was timed and planned for today). Thank God the Koch Bros are no longer in the running to buy this media.

  5. 19 Ladyhawke
    September 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Obama Obliterates The Republican Myth That Putin Saved Him on Syria

    By: Jason Easley


    The president confirmed again that he discussed this with Putin a year ago. He talked to Putin about this at the G20. The notion that Putin saved Obama is political spin by his critics who are trying to tarnish his diplomatic victory in any way that they can. It is a display of how deeply Republicans hate this president that they are so willing to label Putin a hero, not even a year after their presidential nominee called Russia our biggest rival.



    • 20 anniebella
      September 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Maybe we should tell that jackass Ezra Klein that it was no lucky fluke, it had been discuss between Putin and President Obama over a year ago. This people like Klein just want to diss the President and make him seem like he have no idea what he is doing. One thing I have learn is that the dislike for President Obama doesn’t just come from the right.

      • 21 anniebella
        September 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

        The right wing haters will side with anyone, anything if they think it makes Obama looks bad, that is how sick they are. They have sided with Putin and Assad, Russia and Syria.

  6. 22 amk for obama
    September 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The current rootin’ for putin by bbc, cnn and skynews as some kinda democracy pill pusher and an overnight human rights champion – fuck his own jailed russians and fuck his propping up this century’s hitler – is quite astounding. The ODS spread so much they are calling Obama, Cameron and “president” putin in the same sentence without even pausing for breath.

    • 23 hopefruit2
      September 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      soon they’ll be coming out with shitty “polls” telling us that 60% of Americans think President Putin is a better leader than PBO….

      • 24 anniebella
        September 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        Sixty percent of Republicans do think Putin and Assad is a better leader than Barack H. Obama.

        • 25 anniebella
          September 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

          Remember the crazy Republicans in some poll who blame President Obama for Hurricane Katrina.

        • 26 hopefruit2
          September 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm

          LOL! No I don’t think so – otherwise they would be moving to Russia and Syria in herds and droves. However, if you ask them on a poll, they will dishonestly say they think that Putin/Assad are better leaders.

          Most of the MSM-inspired polling on PBO is designed to elicit dishonest, spiteful responses from anti-Obama folks with various axes to grind, not genuine answers about where people actually are on a particular issue.

          That’s why PBO does his own internal polling which is often way closer to reality than the MSM polling.

      • 27 Jovie
        September 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

        Shitty fucked up polls with zero minorities and all Huntsman followers.

        • 28 hopefruit2
          September 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm

          LMAO! Huntsman…haven’t heard that name in while…wonder what he’s up to. I guess still recovering from the GOP primary. Or probably waiting in the wings to spring up as the GOP front runner in 2015…

  7. September 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I think Pres Obama was reading my piece yesterday 😀

    We have a mindmeld. 😀

    Naaw, who am I kidding? President Obama is a very consistent ethical person and so it is not difficult to understand how his mind works IF one is willing to acknowledge he is a rare brilliant but highly MORAL mind

  8. 31 GGail
    September 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks, UT, & TOD family. (I was left on the bottom of the last thread)

    I love how President Obama took George’s negative slanted questions and turned them back on him with a positive answer.
    What do you think of that George?

    Didn’t stay for the Round Table. Why? Because I heard first hand what President Obama had to say. I don’t need someone to translate for me.

  9. 32 africa
    September 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    President Obama is the best.

  10. September 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    That shitferbrains S.E. C-sumthin ranting gibberish per usual. “WEAKNESS”. Riiiiight our destroyers in the Mediterranean look SO WEAK. At one point Cornell West (not my favorite by any means) asks her “sS you just want to bomb? Just start bombing?”

    “YES! YES!” Silly dense witch at no risk to herself wants bombing for everything.

  11. 36 africa
    September 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  12. 38 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Ms Chips Chica, thank you for the video clips! My guy is so knowledgeable about his job, and is such s diplomat, AND WE ARE ALL SO BLESSED TO HAVE HIM IN THE WH! 😀

    You all realize WH could be ‘World’s House’? Yeah, I know I’m being silly. 😛 😛

    • 39 GGail
      September 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Hi VC!
      You know POTUS & FLOTUS calls it the People’s House – and that could include people all over the World – so your World’s House is not a far stretch 🙂

      • 40 vcprezofan2
        September 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        Hell-oooo, GGail! Happy Sunday Morning to yoooouuuu.

        • 41 GGail
          September 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

          And to you tooooooo my friend!

          How’s Offspring? Did he see the email that I sent y’all?

          • 42 vcprezofan2
            September 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm

            He just came back from church and his making himself a snack. Finished his 1st week of 4th year last week – likes his courses to date.

            re email – I don’t know. Did you send it to him? I don’t see his email (nor listen to people playing classical music if I don’t have to). 😉

  13. 44 amk for obama
    September 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  14. 54 lamh36
    September 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    wow so now it’s dangerous for black folk to run to police for help. we gotta walk slowly and steadily with our hands already up! hmm noting racial about this shooting amirite?

    Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Former Football Player Who May Have Been Seeking Help After A Car Crash

  15. September 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Many tweets in my timeline about today’s anniversary:

  16. September 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    If I miss coming here for just 24 hours, I realize just how unbalanced the media world really is. Will they ever give this incredible man a break? Live in his shoes for a day MSM!

    • September 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Lots of discussion yesterday about *crickets* from MSM (except for the loathsome Ezra Klein who tweeted link to WaPo article “Is Obama Lucky?”

      So a quick review of media twitter this morning:

      Jake Tapper (not clear why he bothered, but I guess he figured this makes POTUS look bad):

      Jackass upChuck:

      Jeffrey Goldberg sent bigoted/sexist tweet this week about whether US-Russia Syria deal was Kerry’s idea not our President’s. Which of course he would have if Hillary were still SecState (not).

      Chris Hayes RT’d to Fred Kaplan’s win-win-win tweet without comment yesterday. I’m sure he’s conspiring with Greenwald to figure out how he will attack our President tomorrow:

      That’s all I could bring myself to wade through.

      So yeah, pretty much crickets in this defining moment of US foreign policy. Jerks and jackals, all of them.

  17. September 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Meant to post this tweet yesterday (posted article instead).

    Didn’t know Syria *has* a Prime Minister, but he’s onboard with US-Russia deal:

  18. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Stupidity from those with the widest media platforms will continue because most of either don’t understand the complexity of the issues PBO has to deal with or they understand & just want to undermine him any way they can – hoping they can destroy his second term.

    thank God PBO is kind, clear headed, focused , patient & very comfortable in his inner compass.

    No doubt I would be cursing out so many if I were in his shoes – and I don’t even curse a lot in my regular life

  19. 65 JER
    September 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  20. 66 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Little Chris Hayes is still tongue-tied on Syria..in the last two days has only sent on two tweets (on totally unrelated issue), and one retweet on Syria. I guess he’s waiting for Glen Greenwald or Ron Paul to fax or email instructions on how to proceed in light of this new, positive development yesterday.

    • 67 globalcitizenlinda
      September 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      the nonsense will be back

      • 68 hopefruit2
        September 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        The UN report will be released tomorrow. Hayes will look like a damn fool if he maintains his talking points of last week. He has to find something different…maybe back to drones, or nonsense about Larry Summers, or some other crap…

  21. 69 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    O dear!

  22. 71 PrayerWarriorforObama
    September 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    It’s amazing how George Stephanopoulos’ face looked so aged in his interview with PBO. I pondered why and realized that his disdain for the leader of the free world horribly distorted his face. His condescending, disrespectful and hostile manner would not prevent him from interrupting the president’s responses. He sat there staring at PBO in such a hawkish manner that he took on the appearance of an old angry wrinkled-face man.

    Look at him on GMA when he is speaking with every “fly by night” (Caribbean term for trivial)entertainer; he is so animated, respectful and friendly that he looks so much younger. I really want to tell him directly that we are experiencing a post-modern phenomenon where America’s 44th president exposes the fallacy and stupidity of America’s main stream media.

    • 72 Layla
      September 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Yep!!! Hate makes you ugly!

    • 73 Lovepolitics2008
      September 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      I’m going to say something controversial here… I’m sorry but I disagree with your assessment. For once, George was “ok”. He was not a jerk, and for the most part let the President answer questions. Of course he cites some critics when asking questions; but we can see it as George giving the President the opportunity to respond to those critics. So, in short, George didn’t seem hateful to me. He seemed serious and concentrated. He’s not the most fabulous interviewer, but this interview was ok. President Obama was his usual calm, steady, coherent, “making sense” self.

      We want interviewers to display respect but we don’t want them to be “friendly”. Fine line, yet…

      My beef with so-called “journalists” isn’t necessary that they play the devil’s advocate with the President. My problems are 1) that they DON’T DO THE SAME with republicans and let them spill their bullshit without pushing back, and 2) many of them lack depth and preparation and their questions are often no more than a repeat of the talking points circulating in the Beltway.

      It certainly is HURTFUL and FRUSTRATING in the extreme to see how shallow the DC press is in general, and how mean they often act with the president. But on the other hand we have to be careful and not forget that journalism is about asking hard questions, and yes, sometimes play the devil’s advocate. We can’t interpret EVERY difficult question as a sign of “hate” towards the President.

      A strong fourth estate means leaders have to be “on their toes”, like President Obama has often said. President Obama doesn’t mind responding to hard questions.

      All that being said, there is no question in my mind that the MSM creates stupid narratives, and has totally abdicated their responsibility to call out the lies; hell they even buy into some of them. It’s sad that the truth has to come only from the President himself, in those interviews where he’s being asked to respond to the “stuff” that is circulating.

  23. 74 Nena20409
    September 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Great Afternoon TODers on a Sunday 😉

    Twist and Shout was a hit song for the Fab 4.

    Today we have Twist and Spin in DC/NY punditry Mindless egotistical diatribe.

  24. 75 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    NOW- if you can turn to MSNBC…think Goldie is going to be on 🙂

  25. 79 Nena20409
    September 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I DVR’ed the Interview as conducted by GS with PBO.

    I am glad that it is posted here too.

    I don’t mind the questions as asked by GS. Pres Obama knows, frankly the beast….oops, the game DC/NY pundits have conditioned themselves to play. PBO is Never afraid to answer their questions. He is a lawyer after all. He knows how to make his case.

    What irks me is that the media dismisses the points made by the Obama Adm or the POTUS himself and flood the airwaves with Twist and Spin. Since most Americans are not glued to all things political, they end up picking tiny bits of information, mostly misinformation.

    So those Warriors, Twitter Brigades of great will at TOD and across the globe who work their tails off to stop and mitigate the Lies, A Great Tip of My Hat to You All. Thank You ❗

  26. 83 lamh36
    September 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  27. 85 amk for obama
    September 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    • 86 anniebella
      September 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Hay Republicans Bush were so strong and decisive he never found bin Laden either. There is a difference when you have a President that didn’t mind lying us into a war, and you have a President who is trying to do the right thing.

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