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President Delivers Remarks at Kennedy Center Honors Reception

5:0 EDT: President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception


88 Responses to “President Delivers Remarks at Kennedy Center Honors Reception”


  1. 1 COS
    December 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Chips.

  2. 3 HZ
    December 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Love you Chips. Get a delicious soothing cup of tea and relax. Thanks for all that you do for all of us here. (((((((Love you))))))HZ

  3. 5 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I was a bit confused saying to myself : ” I thought his appearance at this was cancelled” and that FLOTUS would fill in;

    then I remembered the earlier function in the White House that precedes the performance at the Kennedy Center;

    ok it makes sense now – I am really slow

  4. December 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats COS ๐Ÿ™‚

    gcLinda mentioned this important video at the bottom of the previous thread and I agree it’s just what all Americans should take to heart, today and forever ….

    Yes We Can

  5. December 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    the President is funny

  6. December 6, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    i loved that…going to miss the President in the balcony…

  7. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    December 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!

  8. 20 Roberta in MN
    December 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Our POTUS was awesome. Really enjoyed this. Thanks you Chips.

  9. December 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I guess POTUS has to go get ready for his speech.

  10. December 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    *seeing the President in the balcony

  11. 24 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    watching and listening to PBO at this reception, it is hard to think that this is not the only duty he has to perform tonight;

    I don’t know how he manages to multi-task and yet be fully in each moment so that the people he is communicating to feel they are the only ones who matter to him.

    he seems like he has no challenges to solve;

    PBO makes being POTUS seem so easy that it is no surprise that a number of gop fools erroneously thought they are up to the task (that is until they are so incompetent that they can’t even run a campaign for a months);

    American voters and PBO supporters across all parts of the world, we did exceptionally well to make sure that world gets to share his many talents every day he is office

    • December 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Indeed. He makes it look a LOT easier than it is…and I pity some of the fools who are rushing in, thinking that the Presidency will be just celebrity photo-ops and endless ranting on Twitter and elsewhere….

  12. 26 GGAIL
    December 6, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    President Obama looks mighty handsome

  13. 27 Nena20409
    December 6, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Congrats COS on your Au โญ

  14. 30 Nena20409
    December 6, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Tonight at 8pm the President will speak to the nation from this podium in the Oval Office.

    A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

    • 31 globalcitizenlinda
      December 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      beautiful photo and set up!

      I wonder if any other President has had this kind of set up for a speech in the Oval Office;

      most images I see are of Presidents sitting down at the Resolute desk – could PBO start a trend ?

      • 32 Nena20409
        December 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm

        That will be criticized.
        Why?
        If the News Media and GOPers can’t find anything wrong with tonight’s speech by Pres Obama before 320M Americans, they will pivot to Optics, Tone, Emote or Not Emote. It never fails since Jan 20th, 2015.

      • 34 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        December 6, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        I HAVE TO SAY…THIS IS QUITE UNIQUE THIS EVENING….WISH I HADN’T MISSED HIS EARLIER INTRO AT THE KENNEDY CENTER…THE MEDIA IS EXHAUSTING …ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS WRITE PBO’S SPEECH TONITE FOR HIM….APPARENTLY THEY ARE STILL RUNNING THE COUNTRY! NAUSEATING!

    • 35 globalcitizenlinda
      December 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  15. 38 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

  16. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2015 at 6:01 pm

  17. 40 Nena20409
    December 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm

  18. 41 Nena20409
    December 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm

  19. 43 Nena20409
    December 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    TX and their Frequent adoration fantasizing Secession for over 100 yrs.
    BTW, it is Unconstitutional.
    Do it already instead of spouting this endlessly.

  20. 44 GGail
    December 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I found the video of former President Carter telling his Sunday School class that he’s cancer free. It touched me.
    http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/12/06/watch-jimmy-carter-tell-his-church-hes-cancer-free/

  21. 45 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I must agree with Mr. Seiji Ozawa’s mother’s objection to him joining a rugby team as a youngster

  22. 46 GGail
    December 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Isn’t that Lin Manuel Miranda that FLOTUS hugs in the front row?

  23. 49 Nena20409
    December 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    • 50 forus50
      December 6, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      That’s so fantastic. A cute little story my sister told at Thanksgiving. My sister lives in Atlanta and was visiting one of her friends at the hospital and a nurse came into the room and said, “One of your friends who brought the cookies and had put them out near the nurses station – I just saw President Carter take one and comment how good it was”.

  24. 51 GGail
    December 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Cam Newton & Drew Brees are putting on a clinic – what a game!

  25. 52 JER
    December 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Sunset.

    A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  26. December 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    May God BLESS you President Obama as you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.
    You do it so elegantly and with such intelligence that we are always in awe of your abilities.

    You are loved and respected Sir, by millions of us. Just keep on keeping on. We are there with you and for you.

  27. 59 sjterrid
    December 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Happy Chanukah to all those who celebrate here!

  28. 60 forus50
    December 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  29. 61 forus50
    December 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  30. December 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    JER, no picture of our First Lady. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  31. December 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Portland Timbers win MLS Championship Cup 2-1:

    • 67 globalcitizenlinda
      December 6, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      congratulations!

      you beat us – Columbus Crew;

      don’t if you saw my message to you earlier but I promised you that I would put my feelings aside, if your team beat us, because of your tremendous volunteerism for socio-economic justice issues;

      so, here goes => Go Timbers !

  32. 69 GGAIL
    December 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Oh man, Cam & Drew are trading touchdowns! Whoop Wheeee this is a great game!!

  33. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2015 at 7:14 pm

  34. 77 CEB
    December 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    PBo was so cute and funny in his remarks at the reception. No one looking at him would guess that he had such weighty matters to address shortly afterward if we had not be given the word. This ability that he has to be completely present in the midst of the craziness that is the world today is truly remarkable. Of course, the greatest example of his focus was when he was slaying at the WHCD at the time that the bin laden kill raid that he ordered had begun.

    TV and DVR cued up for his 8:00 EST address to the nation. See you afterward.

  35. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    December 6, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    It’s so fun to turn on CNN, see their serious mugs, mute ’em, and see their jaws flapping in the breeze. Makes as much sense as it does when you can actually hear them speak.

    Totally plan to turn it all off right after the speech, and form my own opinion of what the President tells the country. Which, I can tell you in advance, will be a good opinion!

    • December 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Itโ€™s so fun to turn on CNN, see their serious mugs, mute โ€™em, and see their jaws flapping in the breeze.”

      ๐Ÿ˜† Best advice ever Jacqueline, cracking up at the flapping jaws!

      • 80 jacquelineoboomer
        December 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

        It’s kinda sickening, those jaws, but laughable just the same! Feeling better?

      • 83 COS
        December 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

        Jacqueline and Chips, I am not as brave as you all. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t stand all of those flapping jaws quarterbacking, as if they are privy to the same information received by PBO.

  36. December 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    • 85 globalcitizenlinda
      December 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      did the poll ask if the “war-supporters” (starting with the entire gop clown car) would be ready to sign up and send their own children to fight in Iraq and Syria?

  37. December 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm


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