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The President delivers remarks to the people of Cuba

10:10 AM: The President delivers remarks to the people of Cuba at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso


149 Responses to “The President delivers remarks to the people of Cuba”


  1. 1 Don
    March 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Relax, I’m here.

  2. 17 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Love my POTUS’s suit color!

  3. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 10:08 am

    MSNBC is showing President Obama’s swaggering in, literally head and shoulders above the people who surround him. So proud of him, when he represents us in other countries.

  4. 20 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

  5. March 22, 2016 at 10:17 am

  6. 24 57andfemale
    March 22, 2016 at 10:20 am

  7. 25 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:21 am

  8. 26 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 10:23 am

  9. 27 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Elizabeth Warren on a crusade to stop Il Douche and his tiny hands.

  10. 28 57andfemale
    March 22, 2016 at 10:29 am

  11. 31 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

  12. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Seeing the double screen on MSNBC (one side’s showing the tragic terrorist attack in Brussels) reminds us … that on the other side of possibilities, President Obama speaks on normalizing relations with Cuba, finding common interests, working for the common good, showing we can find peace and a positive direction ahead for us and our neighbors.

    I’m for that, Mr. President.

  13. 34 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

  14. 35 CEB
    March 22, 2016 at 10:35 am

    PBO going there on how Cuba itself can and should change right in front of Raul Castro. I love his undaunted courage.

  15. 36 CEB
    March 22, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I know the history, but I refused to be trapped by it.” “Liberty is the right of every man to be honest; let me tell you what I believe” and he goes in strongly!!!!

  16. 40 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:39 am

  17. 41 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

  18. 44 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Wow. POTUS just summarized the 2016 elections and all its novelties.

  19. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Sorry – I’m a great grandmother – it makes me both thrilled and nervous that the President is speaking so brilliantly and honestly in Cuba. He’s the brave warrior of his time and our times, and he’s beating swords into plowshares. That said, I believe God’s protecting him, so I’ll quit worrying. ❤

    • 48 mtmarilyn
      March 22, 2016 at 10:52 am

      I so agree with you!! I love to hear him speak but I also so worry about the crazies. I too believe God is protecting him and his family. We are blessed to be alive now and witness his greatness.

    • 50 GGail
      March 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

      J’OB, you just described my swaying emotions that I was having while listening to this very smart man who is our President of the United States. I am so proud of his courage to speak the truth in a manner that does not or should not insult anyone.

  20. 51 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:44 am

  21. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

    President Obama mentions lifting up the Cubans of African descent. Seriously, folks, this guy was sent to all of us at just the right time. Heck, any time he showed up on the scene would have been the right time!

    • 53 arapaho415
      March 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

      GM JO’B.

      Because PBO can’t say it of himself (too arrogant), I did:

      As compelling and riveting as then-Senator Obama’s Philadelphia race speech (happened to be in a car dealer/repair waiting room that morning, and everyone there (all white, IIRC) was riveted to the television screen), directed to the US as much as to Cuba.

  22. 54 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

  23. 60 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

  24. March 22, 2016 at 10:54 am

    That’s our President. Voted for him twice.

  25. 63 arapaho415
    March 22, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Dang, why did whitehouse.gov/live cut off without letting us see PBO exit the stage, see reaction of Raul and audience?

    P.S. – Another historic speech. One of PBO’s best (which is a very high bar, since so many have been excellent in so many ways).

  26. 68 MightyPamela
    March 22, 2016 at 10:58 am

    ❤ Happy Birthday to you, VC! ❤ With Balloons! Gotta have balloons! 🙂

  27. 71 57andfemale
    March 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

    PBO for a third term!

  28. 72 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    March 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

    WELL DONE PBO……………………..CUBA HAS BEEN BLESSED TO WITNESS THE ENERGIZER’S COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD…OF COURSE THE BOYS IN THE BIG VIEWING BOX WEREN’T TOO HAPPY ABOUT THE SCENARIO..IT MAKES THEM LOOK LIKE FLAT TIRES ON A GREASED HIGHWAY..SLIP N’ SLIDE EVERYWHERE!..PRAYERS FOR ‘O’ FAMILY PROTECTION ON THIS NEXT JAUNT..BY YHE TIME IT IS FINISHED I WILL HAVE A FULL BLOWN CASE OF HIVES!

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      March 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

      President Castro applauded his speech, in front of his people and the world, which was great to see!

    • 74 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      March 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

      I WATCHED ON MSN…I LOVE MY PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY…………………SAFE JOURNEY!..GET HOME BEFORE THE PANCAKES BURN!

  29. 76 57andfemale
    March 22, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Happy Birthday, vc! No clue how to post cute pictures or emojis, unfortunately.

  30. March 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

  31. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I need some chocolate donuts after that. Anybody want to make a run?

  32. March 22, 2016 at 11:09 am

    This was a very smart move -> HOPE

    • 84 arapaho415
      March 22, 2016 at 11:27 am

      That’s why I said this (posted upthread in response to JO’B, but this was so historic — everything about it, hung on every word PBO said, plan on watching again soon).

  33. March 22, 2016 at 11:17 am

  34. 86 CEB
    March 22, 2016 at 11:21 am

    He covered everything; the good, the bad, the ugly and the hope of both sides (US and Cuba). An Anglo/white U S president, I believe, would not have been as well received. It was incredible to hear the applause regarding things that Cubans themselves dare not say aloud. You could sense that fear in the very long standing O that Castro received when he walked in; it was a programmed response.

  35. 87 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 11:22 am

  36. 92 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Brussels attacks

    A news agency linked to the militant group said Islamic State fighters “carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices,” targeting a country “participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State.”

  37. March 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

  38. 94 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

  39. March 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Man, these Republicans are really sick in the head.

    • 98 Roberta in MN
      March 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Cruz is effing nuts.

    • 100 Obama Grandmama
      March 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Unfortunately there will be those who have been fed consistent fear and RW talking points that do not think for themselves that think Cruz’s idea is an excellent one. We cannot stay quiet about it as they will infect their neighbors’ minds.

  40. March 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

    What a photo!

  41. 102 Roberta in MN
    March 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Watched the speech and I will do so again. Had a phone call train of thought was interrupted. (SM brain cells working today) LOL. He hit everything I was hoping he would. Love this man and am so glad I am living to see this. It has come full circle. Now lets hope, Castro will help his peoples.

  42. 103 57andfemale
    March 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I almost wonder if we’d be better off with Cruz to run against. Because watch Idiot Trump tack to the center, even the left, with a wink and a nod to his knuckle-dragging supporters. We will not have that problem with Cruz. He has no clue how not to be odious and extreme.

  43. March 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

  44. 105 57andfemale
    March 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

  45. 108 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

  46. March 22, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Before returning to work, I wanted to be sure Bubba knows exactly my summation of his sorry ass’d person …

    Take care everyone …. bbl …….

    #TrustBarack

  47. 110 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

    “It isn’t always pretty the process of democracy… You can see that in the elections going on back home.

    Just stop and consider this fact about the American campaign that’s taking place right now:

    You have 2 Cuban-Americans in the Republican Party running against the legacy of a Black man who is President while arguing they are the best person to beat the Democratic nominee who will either be a woman or a Democratic Socialist.***

    Who would have believed that back in 1959? That’s the measure of our progresses in democracy.” (verbatim)
    _____________________________________

    POTUS left this sentence out: ***all the while there is a Joker with tiny hands running around exploiting people’s fear, xenophobia, and all sort of prejudices… with help from our media.

  48. 111 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

  49. March 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Absolutely incapable of focus.

  50. 115 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  51. 116 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Oh, boy. Here we go again.

  52. 117 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm

  53. 119 JER
    March 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    LIVE NOW: #DoYourJob With NY Sen. Schumer – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  54. 120 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  55. 121 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

  56. 122 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    From Politico

  57. 123 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  58. 124 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  59. 125 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  60. 126 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Meanwhile, locally…wackos will be wackos.

  61. 127 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  62. 128 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  63. 129 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    God save us! They are so obvious…. that they are recognized right after their deeds.

  64. 130 Obama Grandmama
    March 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I had the fortunate luck to get out of bed this morning and turn the radio on, get back into bed to lie there for a few minutes listening while I fully wake up. Fortunate? Yes! My President’s voice came across the airwaves so I just laid in bet listening to his every word wondering how long it would take to have such a grand president again?

    • 131 Obama Grandmama
      March 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      OMG will spell check ever leave me alone? The d and t are not near one another on my touch keyboard. The word bet does not make sense for bed. I hate having to keep checking back to see what crazy word replacement it has committed in my paragraph.

  65. 135 JER
    March 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    LIVE NOW: Prime Minister Trudeau on Brussels Terror Attacks – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  66. 136 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  67. 137 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Another wannabe trying to get some traction out of the attacks.

  68. March 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    YAYAYAYAYAYYYYYY!!

  69. 146 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  70. March 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    That’s my President.

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 3/21/16

    Obama gets Cuba deal done where past presidents have failed

    Rachel Maddow tells the remarkable story of the secret effort to change the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba during the Kennedy administration and notes that President Obama succeeded in his historic visit to Cuba today where every Democratic president since has failed. Duration: 19:39

    • 148 CEB
      March 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      What about the Republican presidents that never tried? See this kind of shit gets on my last nerve and is one of the many reasons that I do not waste my time with pundits of any stripe.

  71. March 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    ICYMI. I hope PBO will reach out to her.


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