161 Responses to “President Obama Delivers The State of the Union Address, Part 2”


  1. 1 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    C-Span rules!

  2. 6 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Yes! PBO on a roll!

  3. 7 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    It’s the Right Thing To Do
    Close Gitmo

  4. 8 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    • 9 nathkatun7
      January 13, 2016 at 12:55 am

      Yes indeed! We absolutely need a President who possesses a “deep understanding” of “the complexity of the world we’re in.”

  5. 10 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    That kind of leadership depends on America leading by example!

  6. 11 a4alice
    January 12, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    loving this speech!!!

  7. 12 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Good quote from Pope Francis!

  8. 13 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    taking pot shots at islamophobes like donald dreck, ted crud.

  9. 14 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    We the People

  10. 15 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    We the people means all the people not some!

  11. 16 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    He’s getting emotional now…my President..

  12. 17 purpleshoesla
    January 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    i Just want to take his State of the Union address line by line and tweet it out , line by line. EVERYTHING he is saying is truth to power

  13. 18 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    fix our politics.

  14. 19 otter44
    January 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    love this president. Intelligence, grace, and beauty.

  15. 20 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    There is that clerk Mike Huckabee championed.

  16. 21 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Uggggh! they showed her

  17. 22 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    our public life withers when only the most extreme voices are heard.

  18. 23 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Cooperation…It should not be my task to do it alone.

  19. January 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  20. 26 carolyn
    January 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Paul Ryan is that kid in class all the others couldn’t stand! Look at that superior smirk.

    • 27 HZ
      January 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Carolyn, I was just thinking the same thing.HZ

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      January 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Carolyn, Ryan is without class or grace. I put my hand up so I could blot out his face and focus on PBO and Biden. Ryan is just too small in spirit and gravitas to be speaker. Even Boehner was more gracious.

  21. January 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  22. 30 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    takes a potshot at gerrymandering, which is a trap for pols.

  23. 31 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    It’s the worst kept secret in Washington
    We have to change our system

  24. 32 otter44
    January 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    need make it easier to VOTE Preach it

  25. 33 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Who is the man behind Michelle?

  26. 34 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    A government by and of the people

  27. 35 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Do not give up. Keep trying! I needed to hear that again.

  28. January 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

  29. 38 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Calling the murkans to change the way how people elected and not who gets elected.

  30. 39 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Somebody somewhere stood up for us
    Amen brother, amen!

  31. 40 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    warning against the fascism spouted by the kkklowns,

  32. 41 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Like his analogy of being there with us as a citizen.

  33. 42 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I am one of those voices Mr President – Yes I AM

  34. January 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

  35. 44 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Tears are coming… HOPE eternal. YES!

  36. 46 yardarm756
    January 12, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    He’s swinging for the fence and is making contact.

  37. 47 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    YES, YES, YES!!!

  38. 48 Obama Grandmama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I believe in change because I believe in you.

  39. 49 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

  40. 51 yardarm756
    January 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Now comes the bat shit parsing and analyzing.

  41. 67 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    That’s why I believe in you people. Now, go do your fucking job as a citizen and vote,

  42. 69 carolyn
    January 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    He is magnificent! And what truths he spoke tonight! In fact, he covered the topics we’ve been discussing here.

  43. 71 GGail
    January 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I will not stick around to hear Nikki

  44. 73 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    That’s it folks, he has shown the way how to do it. Now, it’s all up to you.

  45. 74 vcprezofan2
    January 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you, Mr. President.
    G’Night, TOD.

  46. 75 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    These last 5 minutes….brought.On.The.Waterworks.

  47. 76 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  48. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    January 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Now, THAT was a State of the Union speech. The State of the Union is strong, as long as President Obama is at the helm!!!!!!

  49. January 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

  50. 90 MightyPamela
    January 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    wh.gov has a program still going. VP Biden is speaking in a video recorded just before he went up to the hill for the SOTU. It is good. VPB is amazing! ❤

  51. 92 sherijr
    January 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Well I do know this and it gives me great hope- he’s not walking off into the sunset. As “citizen” Obama- he’ll be one hell of a force.. and I am in, along with millions of others around this world.

    • January 13, 2016 at 12:43 am

      I see so many people wanting him to be on the Supreme Court (as if the next pres can just waive a wand and make that happen). I know how amazing he would be, but I really want him “out in the world” being a citizen, speaking out, and continuing to inspire us.

      • 94 sherijr
        January 13, 2016 at 9:16 am

        yep me too- want him out in the world as a citizen, frankly I believe he can do far more as a citizen… he will be free (er) to speak out even more and he will have one hell of a community following/ leading along with him.

  52. January 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  53. 99 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

  54. 100 jackiegrumbacher
    January 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Every word the President spoke tonight he spoke to us. Yes, he was in the House Chamber, but all of them were so much window dressing. This was a conversation with every American and a call for us to live up to the challenge of what it means to live in this democracy. I honestly could not care less what any member of Congress thought or what the useless media says. If there were hearts to be touched, PBO touched them tonight and if there were minds to be opened, he reached out to them. We will never see anyone like him again!

  55. 102 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I LOVED IT WITH CSPAN…THEY FOLLOWED HIM ALL THE WAY OUT SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND CHATTING…LOTS OF HUGS AND SHAKING HANDS…SO THIS IS MY FEELING TONITE….OTHER THAN BITTERSWEET…THIS IS THE LAST OF THE HONORABLE PRESIDENTS…THEY BROKE THE MOLD!

  56. January 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  57. 106 mtmarilyn
    January 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    We are going to watch a movie, I can’t listen to those pundits. I am so emotional, that if someone critizizes my President I’ll throw something at my tv.

  58. 107 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    • 108 Obama Grandmama
      January 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      I am a die hard. I like Martin O’Malley best even though he is sure not to win by his polling and lack of media coverage. The reason is he has been a strong supporter of PBO all along. Knowing he is unlikely to win I still will vote for him in the Primary, but will vote for the Democratic candidate in the General no matter whom it is.

  59. 111 Daiseymay
    January 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    PBO you are so wise and you are so compassionate. i love you.

  60. 112 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    TOMORROW….I DON’T WANT TO LISTEN TO IT EITHER..AND NIKKI HAS JUST BEGUN…BEFORE I SAY THINGS I’LL REGRET AS A WOMAN…ADIOS!

  61. 113 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I like it much that Paul Lying Ryan introduced POTUS, a post Ryan knows deep inside he will never hold.

  62. 114 desertflower
    January 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Damn! He makes me proud. I want to hold onto this feeling forever.

    • 115 GGAIL
      January 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Me too DF. That’s why I’m sitting in my home with all sounds turned off. I want to savor every word, every nuance, every facial feature that was President Obama tonight.

      • 116 desertflower
        January 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm

        🙂 I totally understand. I may just turn it on again and again and listen with my eyes shut and listen quietly…this is a history lesson and a roadmap forward to prosperity for all. I love this man. His heart, his mind, his person.

  63. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    January 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Remember this, borrowed early on by the President from the Hopi elders:

    “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

  64. 118 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I love it at the beginning when Obama, in response to the people (republicans) clapping because he announced that he will have a short speech, said “Because some of you are anxious to go back to Iowa.” Continuing with “I know, I’ve been there. I can even give you some tips when I shake hands.” Ha. Touché.

  65. 120 jackiegrumbacher
    January 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    The echo of what President Obama said tonight will haunt every blathering GOP candidate who talks stupidly and blithely about carpet bombing or hating those who are not white and Christian. He called them out and showed them for the narrow minded bigots they are. He didn’t call them names–he just made it clear that they make American small, not great.

  66. January 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I’m not listening to any response or the pundits running their mouth. I heard what I wanted to hear the President.

  67. 126 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

  68. January 12, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    WOW, what a speech, what a man. He always includes us and he always gives us hope.

    RESPECT. EMPOWER. INCLUDE.

  69. 128 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

  70. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    January 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Just before the SOTU, I heard from our dear friend Hélène from Paris and she and I messaged back and forth about the speech! It was great being in touch with her on this special evening!

  71. January 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    OMFG! I struck a nerve with Ron Fucking Fournier!

  72. January 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I love our President. I loved it when he stopped and took a look and said, ” Let me take a last look at this place.” And he did that. It was a moment to behold. HZ

    • 140 Dudette
      January 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      I saw that. Reminds me of that moment when he took a second to look back at the crowd before leaving at the end of the 2nd inauguration. I love both moments. I Love My President!

      • January 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

        Thanks, Dudette. I did not know how to bring this over. These moments show us how beautiful his heart is for all the love that he receives from the people who worked so hard to make these moments happen. That is one of the many reasons why I love him; he does not take us for granted or his blessings as our President.HZ

      • January 13, 2016 at 12:54 am

        Well, I was pretty steady all through the speech, but this brought the tears. Thank God I am alive in the Age of Obama, and that I am a decent enough human being to appreciate the great man that he is. I truly feel sorry for the people who have wasted these past years steeped in hatred.

  73. 143 Dudette
    January 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm

  74. 144 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

  75. January 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    The Obama-RBG hugs, in order. 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 …

  76. 148 desertflower
    January 12, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Night all.Just need to roll this around in my head for awhile.

  77. 149 Vicki
    January 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    A wonderful speech. A full display of the intelligence, good humor, compassion and vision of the greatest President of my (very long) lifetime.

  78. 150 yardarm756
    January 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm

  79. 152 amk for obama
    January 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    what’s with the obsession of the thugs with indian rebutters? 🙂

  80. January 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Once again I feel uplifted. We are present to this wonderful man to bear witness to his greatness and goodness. It is a privilege.

  81. 155 No Child Left Behind
    January 12, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    This is the tweet from someone who realizes, for once, the pundits are not talking about him and that he is not the center of attention.

  82. January 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm

  83. 159 cindysweatt
    January 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I can’t stop my tears. This is just so emotional.

  84. 160 yardarm756
    January 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm


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