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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

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President Obama addresses the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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80 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    FURST

  2. 13 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    NW, thanks for the compilation — I missed most of today!

  3. October 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Thank yooooooooooooooooooou so much Nerdy!!!!!

  4. 17 anniebella
    October 2, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS are so busy, on the road again tomorrow.

  5. October 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    From now until the polls close on 4 Nov, the bottom line for ANY person claiming they want a just US immigration system, the message is simple …

    That less than 50% of eligible US Hispanic heritage citizens DID NOT VOTE in the 2012 election is precisely the weakness the Koch Bro and their fellow kleptocrats exploit. Same for AA, for women, for young voters, for veterans, for all the people who are oppressed because they don’t VOTE.

    It is not hyperbole that a failure to elect as many Dems as possible, at every level of government, on 4 Nov may well mean we will witness even more unrelenting destruction of whatever is in their path, so that the kleptocrats can finally pillage America in a way that would make Putin, Xi Jinping, etc., jealous.

    Because, I assure you, if GOP keeps the House and gains a majority in the Senate they will impeach and prosecute President Obama.

    If anyone reading this blog comment doubts that fact, they have not been paying attention to the extensively documented, raw, unrestrained hatred of our President.

    #OWNthe114th …. the lives of countless millions – and yours – depends on it.

    Yes We Can

    • 20 amk for obama
      October 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      • October 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        Excellent tweet by Zach, amk. Thank you for sharing.

        As noted, yesterday …..

      • 22 arapaho415
        October 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm

        Unfortunately, this is one thing we can’t blame on our do-nothing Congress.

        If this article is to be believed, Julia Pierson’s priority wasn’t to change the system (she was Mark Sullivan’s chief of staff during the GWB Adm, and then Assistant Director of the agency).

        • October 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

          Have no idea whether anything coming from WaPo is to be believed, Arapaho. All I know is that multiple reports have indicated that the staffing of USSS at the White House was way below what had been requested by USSS.

          • 24 arapaho415
            October 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm

            Yes, I’ve learned from TOD to be skeptical of MSM reporting (most recent example: @nytimes and @PeterBakerNYT skewing the WaPo report by headlining “Obamas ‘angry’ [at shots being fired while the First Family was in their residence] — in keeping with the “angry Black lady” theme).

            Here’s more from the tweeted WaPo article:
            “Under her watch, the agency continued to suffer from systemic problems that went well beyond the embarrassment of the prostitution scandal. For instance, staffing short­ages have grown so severe that the agency has had to fly in field agents from across the country for two-week temporary details, paying their travel, hotel and per-diem costs.”

            • October 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm

              “For instance, staffing short­ages have grown so severe that the agency has had to fly in field agents from across the country for two-week temporary details, paying their travel, hotel and per-diem costs.”

              Yes, Arapaho, that’s the kind of FAIL that is totally inexcusable and totally the FAULT OF @GOP House & Senate.

            • 26 idon
              October 3, 2014 at 3:33 am

              That about flying in field agents was reported by Politics Nation

    • 27 amk for obama
      October 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      • October 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        That even only 99% register and even 1% of those registered don’t vote, is precisely why the 99% have ZERO reason to complain when the 1% keeps screwing them.

        People shouldn’t just register to vote, they should actively seek ways to help each other get to the polls and vote.

        America would be the most amazing place if Americans just took care of each other, starting with an unshakable commitment to be sure that each eligible voter, VOTED.

        Yes We Can

  6. 29 arapaho415
    October 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    For DF:

  7. 36 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm

  8. 37 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 10:33 pm

  9. 39 carolyn
    October 2, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    What an amazing person PBO is! How anyone could give two such outstanding speeches in one day is way beyond my understanding! He does this all the time…….we are spoiled. No one will be able to equal this ability.

    Both speeches strong, clear, informative, and focused. I am just so glad I lived long enough, and strong enough to enjoy and appreciate the Age of Obama.

    • October 2, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Agree, Carolyn.

      Today was a ‘watershed day’ …. we will remember it on 4 Nov and long thereafter.

      #TrustBarack

      #OWNthe114th …. if you care about America and yourself.

      Yes We Can

    • 41 arapaho415
      October 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      That’s why so many people are furious at Chris Matthews — haven’t watched his show for 6 months or so — for calling PBO “lazy.”

      PBO is the hardest working President in my lifetime.

      PBO is living proof that you’ve got to better than everyone else to be recognized on your own merits as a Black person in America.

      And for being head-and-shoulders above the rest, he gets called “lazy” by a so-called “supporter.”

      Gah.

      P.S. – I commented on the previous thread how PBO’s delivery of the CHCI speech reminded me so much of his 2004 DNC Keynote Address for John Kerry — he was a bit fiercer, but he looked the same to me (except for the baby-blue tie, LOL).

  10. 42 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    egg.sack.lee

  11. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  12. 46 anniebella
    October 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    The President’s Day, I wish I could give him a day off , like tomorrow where he and FLOTUS could take AF1 and fly to their favorite city and just chill and relax for their 22nd wedding anniversary.

  13. October 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    #WhatCeaseFire

  14. 53 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  15. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm

  16. October 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Fox News is really stirring up major news outlets on this ebola in Texas.
    Asking why didn’t the president quarantine all US airports and how could he and the US government allow this to happen?
    And do you know what? Msnbc follows suit.

    • 57 amk for obama
      October 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      yeah, if he did that, the same ratfuckers will yell freedumb, tyranny, soshalism. fuck’em all .

    • 58 idon
      October 3, 2014 at 3:39 am

      FOX HATE NEWS is a home grown terrorist organization and the host are the high paid terrorists bent on destroying America. it’s really that simple.

  17. 59 arapaho415
    October 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Here’s a cooling thought for those in Cali suffering from the heat wave that will extend into the weekend…

    (Red River NM is east of Questa, which is just north of Taos — can you tell that I LOVE NM?)

  18. 60 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    yeah, let them move their asses on the polling day.

  19. 61 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 11:13 pm

  20. 62 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  21. 63 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  22. 64 amk for obama
    October 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm

  23. 67 vcprezofan2
    October 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you for the photo recap, NerdyW!

    Good night everyone – and I have to go to work tomorrow, so behave, yet enjoy yourselves!

  24. October 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Ok peeples, I am pooped. See everyone on the flip.

  25. 73 arapaho415
    October 2, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    CA drought update:

  26. 75 arapaho415
    October 3, 2014 at 12:02 am

    And here’s what life is like in Dubai, apparently:

  27. 76 arapaho415
    October 3, 2014 at 12:07 am

  28. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    October 3, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I wish I was creative enough to craft a message that could go viral with a content focus of urging people to register to vote in the remaining hours before the deadlines on Tuesday – kind like the monetary donations (“money bombs”) ;

    if people were argued to register to vote as a sign of support for socio-economic justice, could this help?

    the past few weeks, I have been wondering how and if Dr. Rev. MLK’s challenge to religious leaders who were ignoring the fight for civil rights could be made to apply here. Could this quote be used to shame those self-proclaimed religious people and their leaders who look away as Medicaid Expansion is hindered, many rights are taken away, and the social safety-net is being dismantled by the gop/SCOTUS etc;

    The quote by Rev Dr. MLK I am referring to is : “In the end, we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”;

    to me sitting out the chance to vote is the equivalent of “electoral silence” of those who claim to be advocates/friends of the poor and marginalized groups

  29. October 3, 2014 at 12:15 am

  30. October 3, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Good morning,
    It’s a beautiful morning!
    Have a great weekend everyone.
    What a week!

    After all the hard work our President is doing to make this a better world……yes, I said “world”. Why would anyone not vote?
    I have no patience at all with those who are: Still complaining. Making excuses. Finding fault. Arguing over BS. Arguing with themselves.
    I choose HOPE. I am STAYNG FOCUS. I am GRATEFUL for being alive to experience this remarkable President.
    I will continue to WATCH and PRAY and I will VOTE!


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