142 Responses to “President Obama Holds A News Conference”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    December 19, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Hello!

  2. 7 No Child Left Behind
    December 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you, NW. Just as I was about to post the link to POTUS’s press conference, and landed on a new post!

    Wow to me!

  3. 9 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    NW Has Got TOD Covered. Thanks NW.
    Chips is Partying away. Please enjoy.

    Congrats NCLB on your Au ⭐

  4. 11 MightyPamela
    December 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    So, what is it these people are doing right now?

    • 12 MightyPamela
      December 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      I don’t know any of them. Where is our Preezie of the United Steezie?? All packed, I hope, and ready to hop aboard Marine One as soon as he slaps that podium on the way outta town!! 🙂

  5. 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I MADE IT…:)…KICK IT PBO!

  6. 14 yardarm756
    December 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    It really burns me when I see those ijits stand in front of the Press Corp like some Generals or something. Ugh!

    • 15 HZ
      December 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I feel the same, yardarm. Then when the President enters, they keep their seats. Where is the respect. Did you see Ed Henry powder his face? I know about the ‘shine’ etc., but the nerve of him to be standing on national tv and then pull out his compact and powder his face. There is something about that led me to leave the room and re-enter with a better spirit in my space.

      Happy Friday to you all here in my TOD family. Thanks again Nerdy W. and ChipsHZ

  7. 16 Linda
    December 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Is it wrong that I’m smiling ?

    Rand Paul Slams Marco Rubio Over Cuba As Feud Escalates

    The disagreement between Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rand Paul (R-KY) over America’s changing relationship with Cuba is escalating quickly.

    Rubio was among the loudest opponents to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the United States would begin normalizing relations with its Caribbean neighbor. After Paul said he supported the change, Rubio lashed out, saying Paul “has no idea what he’s talking about.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rand-paul-slams-marco-rubio-cuba

    Rand Paul is going after Rubio on Twitter and Facebook.

    Does Marco even know what they are ?

  8. 17 Linda
    December 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    oh good gawd.

    Robert Gibbs just suggested the Republicans may court Condi Rice for 2016. Condi the war criminal ?

    Gibbs is an ass. tv back on mute

    • 18 Paulita
      December 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Yeah, I can see now why Gibbs had to leave, and he’s still bitter about something.

      • 19 carolyn
        December 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        Condi would never run for president…..she’d have to work. This may sound mean, but pretty much everything she’s done has been given to her since she graduated from college. Gibbs is blowing smoke.

  9. 20 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    THIS REMINDS ME OF THE CARNIVAL GAME WITH THE DUCKS IN A ROW…QUACK…QUACK…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  10. 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    AND THEY THINK HE’S A LAME DUCK…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

  11. 23 jackiegrumbacher
    December 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I hope our president doesn’t call on any of those standing doofuses and they continue to stand there likes blocks of wood.

    • 24 arapaho415
      December 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      You got your wish, Jackie G.

      Still scrolling through this thread, but man, the white male WHPC are spitting nails right now — how dare the President call on women only???

      LOL, Merry Christmas, white elite WHPC men! 🙂

    • 25 99ts
      December 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      This is fun to read after the event! 🙂

  12. 26 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    ED HENRY IS POSING FOR THE CAMERAS…OH PLEASE GET THIS SIDE!!!!…HEDGEHOG!

  13. 28 JER
    December 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

  14. 30 Linda
    December 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Gloria Borjer.. ” Remember first term No Drama Obama ? The second term is All Drama Obama.”

    click

  15. 32 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    WHPC needs serious Education by the President of these USA.
    Thank you, Mr President.

  16. 33 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Check…..check…..check……check….check….check…check……We are Better of than we were on Jan 21st, 2009.

  17. 34 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    ❤ You, Mr President.

    No holding back and calling out Sony…….Thanks President Obama.

  18. 35 ouapiti
    December 19, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    He is enjoying this, as he should, and knocking it out of the park!

  19. 39 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    No ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, FBN, CNBC, Fox, MSNBC or Bloomberg……..

    Last time POTUS wanted to speak to the Nation, TV Networks and Fox said No.

    Looks like Josh “The Voice” Earnest gave the Cablers and TV Networks his two middle Fingers.
    Note……No questions on matters affecting all the Many who were out on the streets protesting.
    #BlackLivesMatter

  20. 40 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Note also, No questions on Putin and Russia for the Media’s predictions on their wicked narrative FAILED.

    April has a last question…….meaning The Pres was waiting and wanting a question on #BlackLivesMatter

  21. 41 JER
    December 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  22. 43 JER
    December 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

  23. 47 MightyPamela
    December 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Mahalo, Mr President! Laugh all the way Home! And, Thank You! ❤ 🐻 😉

  24. 48 jackiegrumbacher
    December 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Our president was pitch perfect at this press conference and I’m so thrilled he did not call on any of the smug bastards in the front tow. I loved his last beautiful message about the American people being basically good and wanting to solve problems–now that is both the spirit of hope and the Christmas spirit combined. Is it just me, or did snow start falling on the screen at the end of this press conference. The timing was perfect and made me smile. How I love this wonderful man and hope he enjoys every single moment of this well-earned vacation.

    • 49 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      WELL EARNED VACATION INDEED…………..NO INTERRUPTIONS PLEASE VEN THOUGH I MISS SEEING HIS BIG SMILE WHEN HE’S NOT AROUND…I’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT!

      • 50 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        December 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        THAT’S ‘EVEN’…LEFT HANDED SVEDE…EVERYTHING HAS A ‘VEN’ ON IT!!!…”VEN’ DID IT HAPPEN????…VEND OVER!…THE VEND IS REALLY BLOWING TODAY!…NEXT!!!!…

  25. 51 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Simply The Best…….
    Thanks Pres Obama.
    Our Intel and our Military Fight for our Freedom……

    Sony’s action was Cowardly.

  26. 52 Paulita
    December 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Ha!! Let the sniping begin. No men called on in the presser!! I have no doubt this was deliberate. A ballsy move. 😀

  27. 53 Nerdy Wonka
    December 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    President Obama is AMAZING. That press conference was one for the history books.

    • 54 Vicki
      December 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Bravo and Bravo and bravo 100 times more, President Obama.

      No men or NBC’s Chris Jansing called on. You won’t televise me when it matters to me?
      Here is what happens to you and your network when the ball is in my hands.

      But apart from my satisfied feelings of revenge—thia was a brilliant press conference.

      Sony made a mistake. BOOM! end of the “weak President capitulates to N. Korea.”

      And it just got better and better.

      I Love My President. That is all.

    • 55 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      SORRY ED…YOU WASTED YOUR TIME WEARING THAT BLUE TIE!!!!…NOONE CARES AND ESQUIRE MAGAZINE IS NOT GOING TO RETURN YOUR PHONE CALL!

      • 56 HZ
        December 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        Do not forget Sue, Ed wasted his time powdering his face. I would love that powder compact. That is one for Ed’s history shelf.HZ

  28. 59 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    • 60 Vicki
      December 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Also, ignoring the loathesome Peter Baker from the NY Times.

      • 61 Nena20409
        December 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        Peter not borne a Female, was Not in the run today 😉

      • 62 arapaho415
        December 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        I think Baker rarely deigns to attend the daily briefings.

        Was anyone from @nytimes? Loved his repartee with Carrie Brown, who is off to Brussels — “Belgium needs Politico.” LOL. As in, please report on a country with truly dysfunctional politics.

  29. 63 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  30. December 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Baltimore Ravens QB :coool:

    • 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      ALOHA…GOING TO HOLD A PRESSER WITH THE COCONUTS…THE OTHER NUTS WILL HAVE TO WAIT TILL JANUARY!!!!…YES INDEED…MY BROTHER IS IN MAUI UNTIL DEC. 22ND…HE’S BEEN SUFFERING IN THE ISLAND BREEZE!…:))))))))))))))))))))

  31. 68 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks BWD 😉

    • 69 Nena20409
      December 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Hmm?

      Kitty got your tongue, Jodi Kantor and Annie, Ezra’s other half……I had forgotten her last name…….Sorry on that Annie 😉

    • 71 jackiegrumbacher
      December 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      And because the president called on women, the questions didn’t stink or seemed stupidly condescending or confrontational. He should do this more often. The IQ of the whole group would go up if only the women asked questions.

  32. 72 Vicki
    December 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Another note: Chuck Todd was chastened by the President’s strong approach.
    Todd said that PBO appears unconstrained by Demoocrats. As we at TOD have been saying all along.
    Rudely, “has no fucks left to give.”

  33. 75 Nerdy Wonka
    December 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    • 76 Vicki
      December 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      I also appreciated that POTUS mentioned the mostly overlooked fact that Cuba released 53 political prisoners as part of this deal.
      Rubio and other dumb puppets want to overlook this in order to complaina and whine.

      • 77 57andfemale
        December 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        Mt. 57 is all upset with the swap and keeps saying, “We didn’t get anything. And I don’t watch Fox. I watch CNN & msnbc.”

        The release of political prisoners is EXACTLY the kind of change we need to negotiate. This is major.

        I have to remind him, the same nuts are on CNN and MSNBC as are on Fox.

        He makes me crazy something.

        • 78 0388jojothecat
          December 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm

          I bet Mr Gross and his family doesn’t feel that way 57. When America gets one of our own back home, alive, we got a lot. Maybe we should think about it as getting a family member back albeit a distant family member it should make us feel better.

          • 79 57andfemale
            December 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm

            I honestly don’t know what gets into my husband sometimes. He’s a passionate liberal, but once in awhile he reverts to his Chicago ignorant south side roots.

            I made that exact point, jojo: should we have stood on some absurd principle and NOT gotten Gross’ release? The idiots on the tv tell him that some dangerous spy was swapped. Riiiiight — the Cold War is over, for God’s sake. Swaps of prisoners and spies has been going on throughout American history.

    • 80 Nena20409
      December 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      The TOD Gem that is Nerdy Wonka……
      Lady, You ROCK!

    • 82 Linda
      December 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you , Thank you, Thank you Nerdy……..you are AMAZING.

    • 84 GGail
      December 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Excellent lunch time reading! Mucho thanks NW!!!!!

    • 86 purpleshoesla
      December 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Yet another Master Clinic on how to actually report news and information. Nerdy Wonka (you’ll always be UT to me :smile:) I am perpetually in awe of your reporting and tweeting prowess. Talk about a BAWSE! You put these “journalists” to shame EVERY. TIME. Would love to see you on the front row at the WHPC someday in the future. Thank you.

    • 90 arapaho415
      December 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Best speech recap, ever, NW — and your speech tweets are always awesome!

      Got to relive that wonderful press conference again via your tweets. Thank you!

      First year that PBO has left for Christmas vacation without some dire crisis (mostly manufactured by our dysfunctional Congress) looming.

      Mele kalikimaka!…Mahalo, Mr. President.

    • 92 jackiegrumbacher
      December 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Nerdy, you are the reigning monarch of information summary and tweets. You make everything clear and then add just the little twist of a dig in just the right places. Now that’s talent.

    • 93 sjterrid
      December 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Wow, NW, once again your tweets give an excellent summary on what happened at the press conference. I really look forward to reading them.

  34. 94 debz
    December 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I am so glad he didn’t call on any of those preening jerks. Call on all women reporters, and get good questions. Even questions about repugs were not presented as gop talking points, but actual questions. Our POTUS was brilliant.

    • 95 arapaho415
      December 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, debz.

      The male WHPC are always so petty and childish, and ask the same questions that Josh Earnest has already answered.

  35. 96 yardarm756
    December 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    To the front row of the Press Corp and the rwnj’s in Congress.

  36. 100 idon
    December 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Nerdy I love you I love you. Just more time. I love you. I retweeted every last one of your tweets – just amazing just amazing.

  37. 104 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    • 105 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      December 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      IT’S WONDERFUL WHEN BRAINS FIND THEIR WAY TO THE MOUTH AND TAKE ACTION!

    • 106 jackiegrumbacher
      December 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      This is the absolute truth. People actually learned more in one day with women asking questions than they do in a year with the preening men.

  38. 108 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm

  39. 111 yardarm756
    December 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm

  40. 114 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

  41. 115 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

  42. 116 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  43. 117 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    And in 2014, Pres Obama did All Female Reporters 🙂

  44. 118 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    And Now, THIS

  45. December 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    ****

    VC & Layla should be proud!

    • 122 vcprezofan2
      December 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      We haven’t seen or heard from Layla in weeks (months?), LPlains. Some of us don’t know what to think!

      Re the movie, I couldn’t care less whether it’s released or not, as I’m not a movie person. However, for the same reason I do not like ANONYMOUS, I do feel that people ( in high positions) should not cave to blackmail as it sets a precedent. I mean, once blackmailers start getting their way, what’s to stop them?

      • December 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

        I wonder where Layla is? ……..I haven’t been around so wouldn’t have a clue.

        Re the movie: I think it’s cool that Canadians are not backing down like the theaters/Sony did here.

        • 124 vcprezofan2
          December 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm

          Well, nobody has a clue – that’s the problem, but she was very ill. Also, I know you haven’t been around, that’s why I’m trying to bring you up to date. Also (again) you have not voted on the picture of the month for 2014 yet!!!! Grrr.

  46. 125 Jeff
    December 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    So President Obama only picked women journalists to ask questions?! I can’t believe he didn’t pick white christian males, I’m entitled! Entitled I say! Blah blah blah) GOP/Republican narrative.

  47. 126 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    PBS.com/youtube has the POTUS’ Presser up already 12-18-14

  48. 128 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    • 129 Jeff
      December 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Is it possible for this guy to get disbarred?

      • 130 Nena20409
        December 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm

        Nope. He didn’t break any laws. Best is to him out of office.

        • 131 Jeff
          December 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

          you can get disbarred if you didn’t break laws. If you commit ethic violations such as playing the defense for the defendant when your the prosecutor, etc. Also people like this are bound to do things that go in the illegal territory. The department of justice will hopefully investigate him at some point. I’ll have to ask a friend of mine who’s a paralegal. Maybe he’ll know.

          • 132 jackiegrumbacher
            December 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm

            I hope you’re right, Jeff. It seems to me that the ethical violations by MyCulloch are piling up by the day. If you deliberately mislead the jury and purposely deprive them of the information they need, you should at the very least to be set aside while an impartial prosecutor is given the case.

      • 133 0388jojothecat
        December 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

        Allowing someone to lie to the grand jury is not basis for disbarment?

    • 136 Linda
      December 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Even false evidence ?

      I know they can lie when questioning people…but how can it be legal to do what he did ?

  49. 137 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Yep…..

    All Latinos/Latinas/Blacks/Asians/Muslims and the Media would go totally Bat Poop.

  50. 138 Nena20409
    December 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Posting this for Helen Thomas’ name was mentioned. She was one tough Journalist. RIP

  51. December 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    10 Awesome people today. PBO, 8 women journalists and Nerdy.

  52. December 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! Just Wow!
    When I think it cannot get any better, I am simply WOWED!
    Our President and his family deserves this vacation……every single day!

    Thank you NW for once again bringing the tweets front and center.
    I rely on your expertise so much now that I read your tweets and then go to the video.
    It just came to me today why I was doing that because of those goons sitting in the front row ready to pounce on our President. I just cannot bear to watch them grand stand as if they are so important.

    Our President showed them today: Who is in charge. Who is the Boss. Who gives less than a flying fuck about their privileged asses!
    I feel like a nice glass of brandy tonight…….let’s get this party started, Ms. Dudette!
    Cigar, anyone?


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