118 Responses to “President Obama Participates In The Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony”

  1. 1 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks, Nerdy

  2. 2 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Fucking stupid people

  3. 3 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you NW!!!

  4. 4 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Republicans in the Congress are so good at saying NO…they said that for 8 straight years! Shouldn’t be too hard for them to say no to these Cabinet monsters! We know they know how!!

  5. January 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm


    Never have i seen this before

  6. January 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    WOW…this is amazing….i am always in awe at how much i do NOT know about our government…I will be 64 yo this year…still learning

  7. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve seen a couple young military members faint outdoors in the hot sun during a couple of these fine military ceremonies, when I worked for the Navy in Florida! Probably a combination of anxiety about making a mistake, lack of food intake, and the aforementioned hot sun. I always say a little prayer that they all hold up! Glad this one’s indoors.

    We are so privileged to see President Obama as he is honored.

    • 8 Obama Grandmama
      January 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I was involved in marching corps competitions. Many fainted during inspections for various reasons, mostly for standing at attention for a long periods of times with their knees locked.

  8. 9 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    on now

  9. 10 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Honoring my POTUS. What a solemn ceremony.

  10. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I can’t even get through some of the gun salute without crying! Thanks, Obama!

    • 12 No Child Left Behind
      January 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      I couldn’t stay brave when I saw that the SOLDIER gave my POTUS something in his palm.

      • 13 jacquelineoboomer
        January 4, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        I noticed that, but wondered if I’d imagined it – since it then appeared he had taken off his glove to shake his President’s hand. Maybe we can find out what it might have been that he handed him!

        • January 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm

          I watched it again…he did give him something…i wonder what it was…

          • 15 jacquelineoboomer
            January 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm

            Not sure – I know military commanders given out coins, which they carry in their pockets sometimes (think the Prez does the same thing) sometimes called Challenge Coins or Commander’s Coins. Not sure what would be appropriate to give his CinC. But I love it.

  11. 16 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Here we go

  12. January 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    so emotional..i hope i can really stand his leaving

  13. 18 HZ
    January 4, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Keep your box of Kleene. This is a very emotional ceremony. We love you, Mr. President.HZ

  14. 19 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Oh god….this is hard

  15. January 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    what a list of accomplishments….for our President….YESSSSSsss…..

  16. 21 Judith Fardig
    January 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm


  17. 22 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I may pass out at any time now. This is too hard.

  18. 23 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Just too hard…

  19. 24 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I think that my POTUS and his VP are both holding their tears.

  20. 27 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Trump has got to be twitching with anger at this beautiful tribute and recognition for President Obama

  21. 30 Judith Fardig
    January 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This should be required viewing for every member of the new Congress! Such respect for the CIC.

  22. 31 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Secretary gave a beautiful speech

  23. 32 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I will need an ambulance to pick me up. Soon.

  24. 33 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    This is what honor looks like…and humbleness

  25. 34 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I cannot be crying at 12:25pm at my desk!!!

  26. 38 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Notice this man giving credit to others….while the other one thinks everything is about him. I prefer this man.

  27. January 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Seeing the fallen troops at Dover. Marinate on this, TOD, that rethugs never found it necessary to see the bodies of those they sent, irresponsibly and without necessary equipment, onto the battle ground for a warrantless war.

  28. January 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    tick … tick …. tick ….

    back to work ….

    • 41 desertflower
      January 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      YES! ( From the piece)

      The key question now is: Why does Donald Trump feel the need to protect Putin and his spy agencies at every turn, on every issue, no matter how flimsy and evidence-free his defense might be? This is the question which must be asked, and answered, preferably before he officially becomes our 45th president.

      • 42 Obama Grandmama
        January 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm

        When there is a conflict of interest such as owing money to a bank in that country and owning businesses there one can intrinsically favor them while unaware. That is the reason the conflict of interest needs to be written into law not just be an unwritten guideline.

  29. 44 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    He made it through his speech without crying. Me?, not so lucky

    January 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm


  31. 48 whenpamelawandered
    January 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm


  32. 50 GGail
    January 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you TOD fam for being here together ❤

  33. January 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    That was very tough to get through. It felt like a pall of sadness over the whole event. PBO certainly seemed very pensive and a bit sad as well. The tributes were wonderful.

    • 52 Judith Fardig
      January 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      That’s how it seemed to me also. They all know its the end of the best era of our lifetimes.

  34. January 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    You probably noticed a disturbance. I wonder when someone broke protocol and went to his aid. You could see PBO looking around the room in a way that was probing for help.

    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I actually mentioned this possibility in one of my comments here before the farewell started. I’ve seen more than one military member in a formation pass out at a ceremony!! Poor guy.

  35. 60 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Is this a joke?

  36. 63 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

  37. 64 No Child Left Behind
    January 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  38. 70 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

  39. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2017 at 4:25 pm


    We mere mortals who haven’t
    Donned a service uniform any given day
    Could only applaud from the bleachers
    When military leaders had their say
    They handed their Commander-in-Chief
    A medal to adorn his lapel
    We cried from the sidelines, in comfort
    Picturing the ringing of freedom’s bell
    Enjoying the military cadence
    Enjoying the fife and drum
    Enjoying the review of the troops
    A tear in the eye, of everyone
    The achievements of their leader
    Could be put to a list and recalled
    But it was his “common touch”
    And his fatherly embrace that meant all

    That meant all

    He visited warfighters and the recovering
    He was a leader, a mentor, a friend
    He kept his arms around the families at home
    And stood reverently, at Dover, at day’s end
    What we have learned since Washington
    Through Lincoln and the rest:
    We can indeed recognize greatness
    When our democracy is put to the test
    And this year we thank him
    Genuinely, without measure
    For being Commander-in-Chief
    And our national treasure.

  40. January 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I’ve got 18 very positive tweets about Obamacare. Please help spread the word. Thank you.

  41. 78 whenpamelawandered
    January 4, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    2,648,722 views, and I can’t get my old laptop to open it! 😥❤😿

  42. 79 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm


    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders said Wednesday their top regulatory targets will be President Barack Obama’s rules to reduce methane emissions and to lessen the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation’s streams.

    Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he expects swift action on the two environmental rules, arguing that they limit the nation’s energy production. He said Congress will seek to invalidate the rules starting at month’s end.

    McCarthy said the process won’t be completed quickly, but likens the effort to “draining the bureaucratic swamp that undermines the will of the people.”

    Obama has pushed for rules to protect air and water as part of his focus on curbing global warming. He argues that the regulations enacted have benefited the economy more than they have cost. He has also said his administration’s use of regulatory authority is also a reflection of the GOP’s unwillingness to work with him on legislative solutions.

    Republicans will also seek to repeal regulations implementing an education reform bill that some state officials have complained erodes local decision-making, McCarthy’s office said.

  43. 80 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm


  44. 81 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    • 82 pkayden
      January 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Yet Rethugs are determined to take away access to healthcare from millions of their fellow Americans. Sickening.

  45. 83 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm


    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, one of the most pro-Russia members of Congress, is set to visit the country in an effort to explore “how we can work with the Duma,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The announcement comes just as the U.S. officially levied sanctions against the government of Vladimir Putin for its role in hacking U.S. political institutions in an alleged attempt to tilt the presidential election toward Donald Trump. “We’re going to look at certain goals we can set with out Congress and the Duma,” Rohrabacher told The Post. “What could we actually set in the legislature of Russia and in Congress? Could we work together, for example, and cooperate on space activities?” Rohrabacher added that the trip will be an official visit for the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, which he chairs. The California congressman also said he plans to discuss the fight against ISIS in the Middle East as well as the sanctions levied by the Obama administration.

  46. 85 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  47. 86 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  48. 88 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

  49. 89 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm

  50. January 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    We need to use all these talking points:

  51. 95 desertflower
    January 4, 2017 at 6:18 pm



    WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said, prompted by a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become bloated and politicized.

  52. 96 mtmarilyn
    January 4, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve had a very busy day and just got home. Realized I missed the ceremon. Hope NW posts it later. Going to hard going thru all these last ceremonies. Have to have Kleenex close. Now to go back and catch up on the day.

  53. January 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

  54. January 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    • 102 pkayden
      January 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      It’s amazing how much damage this man is going to do. Sigh.

      • January 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

        He’s done plenty of damage already. I’m not at all convinced he’s going to be allowed to continue, pkayden. As horrible a criminal Nixon was, Trump has already surpassed him and attacked a community that only a lunatic would taunt.

        • 104 Obama Grandmama
          January 7, 2017 at 9:12 pm

          My disillusionment comes from knowing the GOP is in total control. I do not believe they would do anything for the betterment of our Country, but only for their party control. I hope we can get control of the Senate in two years and get more Dems in the House. That seems like our only chance.

  55. January 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    This brings it down to 55

  56. 106 carolyn
    January 4, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Just watched the Farewell Ceremony. Like many of you, I cried. I am here alone in my sunroom, and I cried, and yelled “Don’t Leave! Don’t Leave.!” He is to me, President. Will always be President. Embodies what a President is. Losing him is the second hardest thing that I have endured in my life. You all understand.

  57. January 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  58. January 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Line is busy right now but keep calling:

  59. January 4, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I hope this guy has a chance. He lost his seat over Obamacare and he’s a real stand up guy.

  60. January 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t think this is ‘wishful thinking’ …

    6 Jan 2017 is a Friday. World-wide markets will be closed for the weekend by the time they confront Trump.

  61. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    January 4, 2017 at 8:19 pm

  62. 118 JER
    January 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    What Did Trump Know? (And When Did He Stop Knowing It?) He promised to come clean. Well, we’re still waiting.

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