02
Oct
15

President Obama Holds A Press Conference

3:30 EDT: President Obama holds a press conference


149 Responses to “President Obama Holds A Press Conference”


  1. 5 Judith Fardig
    October 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Jackie and congratulations! Aching here in Oregon.

    • October 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      So sorry Judith. Thought you yesterday.

    • 9 arapaho415
      October 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      GA Judith.

      ((( Oregon ))) must be in a state of shock — such a beautiful state, such a senseless, unspeakable horror.

      Speaking as a life-long Californian, seems that we owe Oregon an apology, since the mass murderer’s parents live/have lived in the Los Angeles area.

      • 10 Judith Fardig
        October 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

        We won’t hold the CA parents responsible unless they bought the guns for their disturbed son or knew he was a racist nutter and did not report it.

    • 11 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      (((((Judith))))) When will this madness stop. Maybe we need to start an organization, PAMM : People Against Massacre Madness.

      • 12 Judith Fardig
        October 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

        Thanks, JoJo. President Obama laid it out clearly in the press conference. We the people have to change the politics by refusing to vote for people in hock to the NRA even if we agree with them in most other issues. He flat out said, be a single issue voter (for gun sense) until we change the politics around this. OFA has gun violence as one of their major issues. We often partner with Moms Demand Action and allied groups. The gun fetishists are single-issue voters, and they never miss an election. We have to register more voters with gun sense and make sure they vote!

    • October 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      I hear you. Such a inexcusable tragedy. I have family in Portland.

  2. 15 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Congrats Jackie……Gold ⭐ recipient 😉

  3. 16 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    • 17 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      October 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      I BELIEVE IN TRADITIONALL MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN…BUT I CERTAIINLY WILL NOT DISRESPECT THOSE WHO SEEK A GAY LIFESTYLE…THAT IS GOD’S JUDGMENT…NOT MINE…WE ARE NOT GOD AND NEED TO STOP TRYING TO TAKE HIS JOB.

  4. 18 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    October 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    THE PEOPLE IN THS COUNTRY HAVE BEEN WARNED ABOUT THEIR CONTINUED WORSHIP OF THE ALMIGHTY GUN…IF THEY CAN’T DEPEND ON GOD AND SEEK PEACE…NOTHING WILL CHANGE…THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE HIS JOB…THE PEOPLE NEED TO DO THEIRS

    • 19 Judith Fardig
      October 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      By pressing Congress and their state legislatures to do their jobs! We need federal gun sense legislation as Bobfr, Desertflower, and so many others have outlined.

  5. 21 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    So Jeb, arguing against gun control after this tragedy, said – I kid you not – “stuff happens.”

    The entire family is dim on a good day, monstrous every other day.

    And the GOP has the cojones to criticize PBO? Unbelievable.

  6. 30 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    October 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I FEEL SORRY FOR THE PRESIDENT HAVING TO DEAL WITH SHOOTINGS AGAIN…PRAYING FOR THE FAMILIIES AND THHE SURVIVORS……………………….

  7. 31 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm

  8. 32 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  9. 33 No Child Left Behind
    October 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  10. 35 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    October 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I SINCERELY DETEST LOSING ARNIE DUNCAN!…BUT I UNDERSTAND.

  11. 36 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

  12. 39 No Child Left Behind
    October 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

  13. 40 MadameSoph
    October 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Just want to leave a quick but heartfelt thank you to Chips and all of her BT helpers for providing this place where I can click in and always find things like this live feed of PBO. Last night I heard about the shootings first thing from watching James Cordon speak about it in the opening to The Late Late Show. I opened up my laptop and immediately came to TOD for the latest. Everyone who posts and contributes here and Chips, Nerdy and others who make sure to gather links, YouTubes, White House links and Congressional news as well as news from around the world, the web, across cultures and media, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this place.

    • October 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      {{{{{{{MadameSoph}}}}}} Thank you, you lovely person!!

      • 42 MadameSoph
        October 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        {{{Chipsticks and Danny}}}} “lovely person” Thank you for that description! I am a bit puffy today (no fun last night or anything, just salty foods last night or leaf blowers stirring up pollen or something).

    • 43 99ts
      October 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      I click on every morning MadameSoph – only place on the internet where I find the news without the media prefers to hide.

  14. 44 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  15. 48 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

  16. 51 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

  17. 52 No Child Left Behind
    October 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    • 53 susanne holland
      October 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Serious question: how do you determine that there is a gunman on campus, in a state where everyone is encouraged to carry guns?

  18. 54 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm

  19. 55 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

  20. 56 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    theres a concept Repubs- try effing governing! omg Julie Pace.

  21. 57 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    • 58 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Plus it’s harder to get thee drugs and SCOTUS might rule it unconstitutional.

    • October 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Remember in China a man went into a school and stab some students and teachers, everyone survived. This happen around the same time the murder of the 20 kids in Newtown happen. Now if that man in China had a AK-15 I doubt if everyone would have survive.

    • 60 99ts
      October 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Does any RWer have any alternative to killing – within and without the USA?

  22. 61 a4alice
    October 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    here he is again being reasonable and talking to congress like they actually have two brain cells to rub together. My heart weeps for this man. President Obama is the finest president in my lifetime and all he gets is flack.

  23. October 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    🙂

  24. 67 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  25. 68 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    yep no more f*cks to give. Love Putin’s coalition 🙂 and ours!

  26. 69 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  27. 73 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm

  28. 74 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    talking to your NRA.

  29. October 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

  30. October 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    • 77 57andfemale
      October 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      They are now airing the whole clip in context and they think it makes Jeb look better. In answer to school shootings, he said “stuff happens” because there are crises all the time and the government should stay out of it.

      So it’s okay for the government to get involved with Stand Your Ground laws, but not to minimize the carnage? He meant what everyone thinks he meant. Period.

  31. 84 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    And I just saw a FB post from my bi-polar niece. She’s at the shooting range. I want to scream.

    • 85 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Hope she doesn’t live in same state. Bipolar and guns not a good combination.

      • 86 57andfemale
        October 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        She’s a great girl, very talented. I love her. She respects my stance on gun control. But she needs a gun for “protection”. But she’s bipolar – can she recognize a real threat? Terrifying.

    • 87 globalcitizenlinda
      October 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      That isn’t wise

  32. 88 MadameSoph
    October 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    “Lets not forget, this is happening every single day in forgotten neighborhoods around the country.”

    PBO is being real here. Does anyone know how to isolate the part of this Press Conference that is the Q&A? His detailed comment on Syria as well as his on the gun issue are both things I’d like to share without making F&F have to FF through the entire event.

  33. October 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

  34. 90 susanne holland
    October 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    ‘the math is the math’ 🙂

  35. 91 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Hey POTUS bully pulpit angry young men into stopping gun violence. The media really believes he is all powerful. My gawd our POTUS is so on the job at all times. I learn more at his press conferences than any other way. He is so educational.

  36. October 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    AHHHHHH PETE…Pete…trying to box with the President by adding a loaded question….these mass murders are not just caused by mentally unstable folks …what about the ideology that encourages them to act out their rage….and the proliferaton of guns that allows them to do so

  37. 94 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    David Waldman is on a roll:

  38. 95 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    stupid question about Putin time.

  39. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    1. Jeb Bush is an a$$hole, and all President Obama had to do was step back and let him prove it.

    2. I have a friend who often reminds me about this quote, and relates it to RWNJs: “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” – Voltaire

    3. https://twitter.com/JOBoomr/status/650046295407755265

  40. 99 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

  41. 100 MadameSoph
    October 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Wow, PBO is so out of f*#k$ to give with regards to not offending the opposition or the press. You can really here his frustration and anger at the bullshit. At the same time, his frustration is filled with clear information and goals.

    On the idea that Putin is somehow outmaneuvering PBO, the Pres goes into a description of how things were when he started and when PBO started and where each are now: “Soooo… what was the question again?” Boom!

  42. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Ha. Went to tweet this and it’s already trending on twitter!

    • 103 4morefor44
      October 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      That entire family is beyond dumb, yet stay incredibly powerful by being part of the war profiteering game (which big oil is part of). interestingly, i cannot find a clip anywhere of barbara bush’s evil quote after hurricane katrina about it “working very well for them,” as if it’s been scrubbed from youtube at least. can read it at least:
      http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/currentevents/a/katrinaquotes.htm

      so barb, looks like your spawn jebbie is working out well for you and your family! ha.

  43. 105 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    garret always a d*ck

  44. October 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

  45. 111 sherijr
    October 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    smartest person in any room.

    • 112 CEB
      October 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      And we are so blessed that he is using his considerable talents to help the world, including those who hate him.

      • 113 sherijr
        October 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm

        I honestly don’t know what we’ll do without him; But looking forward also to his next chapter.. and how we can help. I am forever grateful to our country for one thing: electing Barack Obama.

        • October 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

          Hi sherijr. I am so with you. He knows he has our good thoughts and love daily.

          “I am forever grateful to our country for one thing: electing Barack Obama.” Amen.HZ

  46. 116 susanne holland
    October 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I know he has many things to do, but I could listen to him all day– We are so blessed to be alive in this time!

    • 117 COS
      October 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      He is music to my ears. 🙂

    • 118 sherijr
      October 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I could too, literally, listening to him, learning from him and laughing with him is just a great way to spend time.

    • 119 MadameSoph
      October 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Susanne, this may sound funny (both funny-weird and funny-haha) but I have been thinking about this particular moment in time with PBO as our president, Pope Francis in charge of the Catholic Church (I’m not Catholic, but his emphasis on “the least of these” as PBO stated is a profound change of course from previous popes) and Stephen Colbert on the Late Show. I have been giving thanks for these things before my evening meal.

      • 120 susanne holland
        October 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

        Yes!
        I was thinking about a comment you made earlier, regarding our voting rights/voting apathy, and remembering when I was in Peace Corps Ecuador, a thousand years ago, during Nixon’s presidency. One of the tiendas I often visited was run by a very solid, mature woman who often took me to task for things Nixon was doing. She asked me once, why it is that our country, which has the choice of leaders, has chosen this evil person to lead us. She was furious that we squander our right to representative government, when so many people like her, around the world, have no voice at all.
        So again, I light candles of gratitude and hang on President Obama’s words, and count my lucky stars that we are here now. Here at this time in history, and here on the Obama Diary, where sharing this experience is a touchstone in my life.

  47. 121 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    • 122 MightyPamela
      October 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      And right away the trolls jump in to twist and distort. What is wrong with these idiots? Never mind, I know. $$$

    • 123 MadameSoph
      October 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      I’m so glad they highlighted PBO’s description of Pope Francis as having “a big moral imagination” I thought that was a very apt and interesting way to describe his bringing a more inclusive and expansive attitude to the papacy.

  48. 124 MightyPamela
    October 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Well, dear TODObots, we sure done a whole lotta good for this world by electing this incredible person TWICE!!! He is the best of the best of the best! ❤ 🐻 ❤

  49. 129 57andfemale
    October 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

  50. October 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

  51. 133 CEB
    October 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Those we elect should govern in good faith because all kinds of “stuff” devastates us everyday. We Floridians suffered under Jeb even beyond the 8 years he was Gov. Even beyond his tenure he did everything he could to still have his way. At least Dubya is smart enough to stay silent and hidden; bro needs to learn to do the same.

  52. October 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Ten people being kill is just “stuff happening” Sounds like stupid stuff big brother G.W. would say.

  53. October 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

  54. October 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  55. 139 CEB
    October 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    On a lighter note: PBO is such a guy; he had to trash-talk his boy’s game (Arne is slow etc,).

  56. 140 JER
    October 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

  57. October 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm

  58. 144 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Ana Marie Cox has her place, too.

  59. October 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  60. 148 Allison
    October 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

  61. October 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm


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