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President Obama Delivers Remarks to the Troops

2:45 EDT: President Obama delivers remarks to the troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey


162 Responses to “President Obama Delivers Remarks to the Troops”


  1. 4 MightyPamela
    December 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    WTG, Inga! Pretty cool to see you up there! 🐻

  2. 8 Linda
    December 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    6 dead and 3 injured , all related to shooter in Pennsylvania. CNN finally covering this.

    • 9 JER
      December 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      • December 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

        Now these racists white people love to comment about what is wrong with black people, they are always talking about the black community, how they are criminals, sell drugs, abandon their kids, they love to call them thugs. Well I would love to ask people like that what is wrong with the white community? Six people killed, 3 injured.

      • 14 No Child Left Behind
        December 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Wacko! More wackos with each passing day..

        CNN) — At least four people are dead after shootings in three communities near Philadelphia in what a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation says appears to be a domestic dispute.

        The gunman shot and killed his former wife and then shot and killed other members of his family at a different location Monday morning, the official said.

        The law enforcement official initially said five people had been killed. The official later changed that to say at least four people were dead.

        A suspect is barricaded at a home in Souderton, the law enforcement official said.

        The shootings happened at several places in Montgomery County, said John Corcoran, deputy director of public safety there.

        The first shooting happened just before 4 a.m. in Lower Salford Township, a community of about 15,000, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. It said one person was killed in that shooting and two others were killed in Lansdale, a nearby community of about the same size.

        WPVI reported that two additional people were shot to death in Souderton. Those communities are just north of Philadelphia.

    • 15 arapaho415
      December 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      You’re not alone in noticing that the US has become inured to gun violence.

      • 16 jackiegrumbacher
        December 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        Arapaho, the guy in Sydney was also a Muslim and an Iranian, the guy in PA is white. Somebody had Fox on at the gym (muted) and the headline kept repeating over and over again that the hostage taker was middle eastern, Muslim, Iranian. If the shooter in Pa were Muslim, black or Latino, we would hear about it ad nauseum.

        • 17 arapaho415
          December 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

          Stunning that not only are whites the elite, media now disregards mass murder if it’s at the hands of a white man.

          I hate so much about our media, but the fact that they ignore the surge in mass shootings as if its part our daily life (get used to it, America) is infuriating.

          I so hope that the #SandyHook lawsuit against the gun manufacturer is a huge win for the gun safety side. Requiring that retailers stop selling automatic weapons with high-capacity magazines whose only use is to kill people is common sense, not an infringement on the second amendment.

          The media should inform the public, but of course they don’t because they are not journalists, they are paid propagandists for GOP/Comcast/Koch who apparently can only win elections by getting the semi-automatic, high-capacity magazine gun toters’ vote.

      • 18 99ts
        December 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

        The saddest news to wake up to – my heart is very heavy

        • December 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

          I did see last night that the Muslim Clerics quickly spoke out against his distorted views. I could find their statement back if you want.
          I admire the people who offered to “ride with a Muslim”.
          I’m ashamed we’re not more like that. 💔

          • 20 99ts
            December 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm

            There are many who are causing the need to “ride with me” – nice to see the opposite side get a voice – and it seems to me this was a man full of hate using religion – and no reason to hate on one religion over any other one.

            I truly thought they would all come out alive – no words

    • 24 nospin
      December 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      my heart goes out to their families. Especially during his holiday season.

      tragic

  3. 25 MightyPamela
    December 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    VC: This is my contribution, in short form: B.E.B.A.A.D.B.B.B.C.A. Whew.

    • 26 Don
      December 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      This looks like one of my reports cards from high school minus the A’s and B’s.

      • 28 MightyPamela
        December 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm

        Might have a few too many C, D, and E for my grading stats: except Trigonometry 2: snagged my one and only F in there. I ws not invited back! Thankful, and did a happy dance on my way to Journalism class!

        • 29 jacquelineoboomer
          December 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

          I used to bring my dull stare into my algebra and geometry classes! Still shudder thinking about it. Turns out my mother was an algebra whiz kid in high school (she’d even teach the class when the teacher had laryngitis), and actually helped me try to understand it. First time I think I actually looked at her when I was a teenager like she was a real person unto her own. 🙂 That and when I called her at the office once and she answered in this delightful voice, which she hardly ever used with her THREE TEENAGE GIRLS at home, in the 1960s, poor woman. We laughed about all of it, years later.

          But I digress. Happy Monday!

    • 31 vcprezofan2
      December 15, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you kindly, MP. I will go record this right now.

  4. 32 JER
    December 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

  5. December 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    TRAGIC….

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  7. December 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    • 47 Don
      December 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      When do we start calling the white guy a ‘Thug?”

      • December 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        Has the ‘aw, bless him, he had mental issues’ reporting started yet Don?

        • 49 Don
          December 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

          Not yet, but you know it’s coming. The guy had it hard in life so lets give him a break, but that 12 year old kid that was murdered by the police had it coming because his dad had some issues with domestic violence.

          • December 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

            You said it, Don.

            He was an all-American kid, a patriot, a Marine who served and sacrificed for his country. But life was rough on him, he had some mental issues, probably because women were really mean to him. Let us salute him, killing six people is but a blip in this misunderstood patriot’s life resume.

            • December 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

              Yes they think Michael Brown had it coming, but Brown was a 18 year old who may have made mistakes, but he didn’t deserve a chance to maybe grow up and see the errors of his ways and maybe become a better person. Eric Garner did he deserve to die too. These are the same white people who would make excuses for Emmit Till murder, well he should not have whistle at the white woman. It’s always make the excuses for the white folks, but blacks are thugs and criminals, no good, they deserve what they got. I am go thankful that all whites aren’t like that.

              • 52 Sandy1110
                December 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

                I think Don is referring to Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old in Cleveland who was waving a toy gun and was shot before he had a chance to react to the police getting out of the car.

                As for Michael Brown, there is NO excuse for anything that may have happened in is past to justify being pursued and shot the way he was.

      • December 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        “Oh, he was so quiet and polite. I never saw this coming. Something must have happened.”

      • 55 idon
        December 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        I already tweeted that question.

      • 56 Sandy1110
        December 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        You can’t. That’s the racists’ new code word for n****r.

      • December 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        See my tweet, I did. . .

  8. 59 mtmarilyn
    December 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Oh, I do love this President. I wish all those people I hear say he doesn’t appreciate our military would really listen to his speeches. But then if they would really listen to him and all he does they wouldn’t be listening to the msm and Fox. Have a great day everyone.

    • 60 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      MTMARILYN…THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT HAS GONE ON LONG BEFORE PBO CAME ALONG…RACISM HAS NEVER ENDED IN THIS COUNTRY AD FRANKLY IT IS THE FAULT OF THE PARENTS WHO CONTINUED TEACHING IT TO THEIR CHILDREN. I REMEMBERED BEING SO EXCITED WHEN SENATOR OBAMA DECIDED TO RUN. IT DIDN’T TAKE ME LONG TO MAKE A PHONE CALL TO CHICAGO AND FIND OUT WHERE I COULD HELP. I KNEW IN MY HEART…IT WAS TIME FOR THIS PRESIDENT…IT WAS TIME TO PRESS ON AND MOVE FORWARD…WITHOUT HATRED AND COME TOGETHER. I NEVER SAW COLOR IN MY ENTIRE LIFE BUT TODAY Y I AM VERY ASHAMED TO BE WHITE. HIS INAUGURATION BROUGHT LIGHT INTO SOME VERY DARK PLACES. ALLEGED GROWN MEN ARE INSULTED BY HIS INTELLIGENCE AND THEY HATE HIS COMPASSION BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT. I LOVE MY PRESIDENT AND I PRAY FOR HIS STRENGTH AND HIS PROTECTION. OUR THREAT IS NOT TERRORISTS…IT IS OURSELVES!

      • 61 mtmarilyn
        December 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

        Sue I so agree with you. Racism is taught. I 68, white and grew up in a small town in Kansas. I don’t remember about color. I went to school at a small christian HS and college. We had students from Kenya, Japan, Korea, Argentina. Always was around people who spoke and looked different. Just always thought that was the way it was. The first time I heard Senator Obama I knew he was going to be President. I was so happy when he ran for President. I was a volunteer too. People do hate him because he is smarter than they are and not white. His Presidency has exposed the underbelly of our society. “Our threat is not terroists,,,, it is ourselves!” You are so right. But this President will out smart them all. Dems and repubs.

  9. 62 Dakota
    December 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Fat Ass Christie…gag me!

  10. December 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Except for the lead agent, I see lots of new faces on the President’s Secret Service detail.

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  13. 78 MightyPamela
    December 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Chipsticks, my dear Dear, please look for an email from MP, with a special inclusion! And please give DannyO’ a scritch on his handsome head from AuntyMP!

  14. 81 JER
    December 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

  15. 84 Gazelle
    December 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Ooops, I didn’t realize you’d moved on to another thread already! You’re lightning speed! Anyhoo, end of last thread is a list of Sen. repubs committee assignments for 114th. Lawdy! Don’t want to repost here as it’s long.

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  18. 89 Jeff
    December 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/cops-act-of-kindness-toward-shoplifting-grandma-105274449522.html

    Once in awhile I have to remind myself that there are some good cops out there.

  19. December 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    • December 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Is it on YouTube? I’ll never see it in theaters in Gillette. Saw 12 Years a Slave a year later on HBO or Showtime. No one to talk to about it then. Did see the Butler with maybe six other people in the theater. I’ll be lucky to see “The Imitation Game”. It doesn’t seem to be getting any press.

  20. 93 JER
    December 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  21. December 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    On June 23rd, I began sending a series of tweets regarding energy and biodigesters to certain parties concerned about whether Ukraine would freeze this winter. On June 25th, the price of oil peaked and began a long, continuous descent to where it is today — still descending.

  22. 95 Linda
    December 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Alex Gagner thinks it is ” STUNNING ” that PBO has not come out to talk about the Torture Report. Julie Pace agrees..of course.

    I wonder how Sam feels about her constant complaining about PBO….

    • 96 Linda
      December 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Oh… not to worry… Julie is now telling us what PBO ” thinks ” about the report …because she can read his mind. ” He just wants all this to go away “

  23. December 15, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Many, many years ago I talked friends into going to with me to Denver, it’s a long drive. . .
    Once to the Ballet, The Nutcracker” and once to see Lilly Tomlinson One-Woman show “Searching for Intelligent Life” it was hilarious. I bring this up because I went to you tube to see the Presidents Speach and then saw this one. . .
    Forgive me, I’ve missed so much.

  24. 98 JER
    December 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  25. 99 57andfemale
    December 15, 2014 at 4:54 pm

  26. 101 Linda
    December 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    File this under ” Clueless in New York ”

    In Wake Of Eric Garner Decision, NYPD Tweets Out “Motivational” Speech Justifying Murder

    On Monday morning. the New York Police Department’s Midtown South precinct sent out a tweet showing Jack Nicholson’s character from the movie A Few Good Men giving a speech justifying an order he gave to give a Marine a ‘Code Red’ that ended up killing him. The tweet seems especially distasteful in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury decision surrounding Eric Garner’s death.

    Now, perhaps the precinct commander, or whoever sent the tweet out, didn’t think of that angle of the speech when it was sent out. Maybe whoever sent it just wanted to utilize the famous “You can’t handle the truth!” line. Maybe it was all just a misunderstanding. However, immediately after the tweet began making the rounds, a lot of people pointed out that it appeared that the NYPD was bragging about beating a man to death and justifying it.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/15/wake-eric-garner-decision-nypd-tweets-motivational-speech-justifying-murder.html

    • 102 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      NONE OF THIS SURPRISES ME…THERE ISN’T ENOUGH INVESTIGATION INTO CANDIDATES THAT ENTER A POLICE DEPT….MORE THAN ANYTHING THEY LOOK AT ANY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR OFFENSES…DEEPLY HIDDEN RACISM SLIDES BY LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE…ONE OF THE WORST PROBLEMS I HAVE SEEN IS ALCOHOLISM AND ALOT OF DRINKING AND DRIVING COPS OUT THERE…THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY IMPERFECT AND LETS GO BACK TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT THEY BLAME FOR EVERYTHING AND DIDN’T WANT IN THE FIRST PLACE. I WENT TO AN OFFICER PARTY ONE YEAR AND THE CHIEF AND HIS MEN WERE SLUGGING OUT OF BOTTLES IN THE BACKYARD…AND HOW CAN THE NEIGHBORS COMPLAIN WHEN ALL THE SQUAD CARS ARE THERE…I NEVER WENT TO ANOTHER ONE…I THOUGHT I WAS AT AN ANIMAL HOUSE FRAT PARTY!

  27. 106 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Good Evening TOD

    • 107 Linda
      December 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Hey Mark….why don’t you waddle over to the Supreme Court and give a copy to Justice Scalia….I don’t think he ever heard of that.

  28. December 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Well off to fix more ‘Puter glitches. . .
    What is VC up to? I’ve missed something about the alphabet. . .

  29. 111 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    This post is not about the Fluffy, it about the Senator from NJ. I like him. I know not many here do.

    But I posted the above for this 😉

    • 112 Linda
      December 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Reid has Booker on a short leach with a choke chain. He thought he was going to be a Star in the Senate…..oops

    • 113 sjterrid
      December 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      I like him. I had a chance to meet him when he was campaigning for the Senate for the Special Election for 2013 at the Democratic Headquarters in Camden, NJ. He actually is very supportive of most of the policies the President supports. I know he is a strong supporter of Charter Schools, but unfortunately, I’m not sure at this time what it would take to fix our education system. He does support Universal Early Education programs.

  30. December 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Does anyone have a link where I can watch “Christmas in Washington”??

  31. 122 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    lots of individual Lies and Pants on Fire Lies…..the US Media helped……IMHO….the GOPers peddle.

  32. 123 99ts
    December 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Almost 50 years down the track, right wing governments are still trying to kill our health care system. Don’t think that the GOP will stop any time soon – why do some people want only the wealthy to have health care???
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-15/maccallum-the-gp-backflip-that-became-a-blitzkrieg/5967656

  33. 127 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    😆 🙄 😆

  34. 129 vcprezofan2
    December 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Afternoon TODobots. You may not remember me but I used to comment here in preceding days. I haven’t a real answer as to what happened to me today but I’m here now, ready to discover what the day was all about.

    BTW, if *you* haven’t voted yet on the ‘picture of the month’, *you* really should! Please. Be sure to post your 12 choices by letter (A/B/C/D) under any of my comments so that I can locate them easily. THANKS. Here’s the link of choices for Jan to Dec. Ignore any of my ramblings there and just make your choices. Thanks again! ~VC

    http://theobamadiary.com/2014/12/13/black-lives-matter-a-march-for-justice/#comment-1212946

  35. 138 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  36. 142 vcprezofan2
    December 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Of course everyone who lurks or hangs out here is already covered, but you never know who among your contacts may have forgotten.

    • 143 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      SPEAKING OF HEALTH…I HAD A WEIRD DIAGNOSIS TODAY…I HAVE TO TAKE ANTIBIOTICS EVERY DAY TO PREVENT INFECTION…NOW I HAVE A THROAT INFECTION FROM TAKING SO MANY ANTIBIOTICS…GO FIGURE…IT DO HURT THOUGH…SO I’LL BE ON SOUP FOR AWHILE….SPEAKING OF….OFF TO DO JUST THAT!

  37. 144 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

  38. 145 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  39. 147 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Lakers Jaime Lee was not the ONLY non-Black wearing the I Can’t Breathe T-Shirt.

  40. 148 desertflower
    December 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I have a question for Sen. Manchin. can he separate dirty coal donor money and NRA money from common sense??

    • 149 99ts
      December 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      He obviously cannot do that df – the fact that guns are a major health hazard seems to have escaped his notice. There is NOTHING political about the proven fact that a major cause of death in the US is gun related. The GOP and those who pretend to be democrats will forever have their own set of “facts”

  41. 151 forus50
    December 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    lol asshat Ted Cruz.

  42. 153 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  43. 157 Paulita
    December 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Hey Vc , these are my votes for pic of the month, but I’ll probably keep changing my mind the longer I look. Only cause you said choose 1 per:
    in monthly order as you presented them – C; D; B; B; A; B; A; B; C; B; A; A; They are all okay with me. 🙂

  44. 158 forus50
    December 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  45. 159 Nena20409
    December 15, 2014 at 6:08 pm

  46. 161 forus50
    December 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Trying to stop a run on the banks. Serious situation.


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