Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President Obama's farewell address in full.

Amazing speech!

I just want everybody to know that I totally held it together right up until he addressed the First Lady and I saw Malia, and then the President, wiping tears from their eyes.

I love this man.

I love this family.

And I will miss them terribly.

(P.S. Here is the transcript in case you want to read along.)

40 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I'm not even American and I have a deep affection for the Obamas. The rest of the world has felt like a much safer place with them in the White House.

    Not any more, though. There's nowhere safe on the planet except maybe in the Trump bunker. How I hate him.

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    1. Well his approval rating in Europe has been as high as 90% and I read an article today that said that some folks over there are taking the end of his presidency even harder than his supporters over here.

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    2. Marianne Turner4:48 PM

      I remember seeing on TV footage of people around the world cheering and celebrating after it was confirmed that Mr Obama had won in 2008. There sure wasn't any celebrating of that nature this past November after the election was called for Drumpf, at least I did not see any. By and large people just seemed to be shocked and stunned, as though the world was being punked.

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    3. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Punked> Putined
      @ the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.
      You could see it in his eyes.

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    4. Anonymous11:06 PM

      4:48, You're so right and I can't wait to see what kinds of crowds Trump get when he travels.

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    5. Anonymous4:30 AM

      The very best, most loved and definitely "family values" Presidents are DEMOCRATIC. Think of Jimmy Carter. The gop does not like DECENT people running for office on their ticket. The sleazier the better. I hope their latest creep brings the entire group down with him. PISS on them ALL, just like tRump likes it!

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  2. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Me, too, Gryphen! I cried when President Obama became emotional! Damn, but he is gong to be horribly missed!

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  3. I'm in Canada this week with my sister and we watched President Obama's speech with great joy. Love the Obama and Biden families!

    Also watched the press conference this morning and certainly did not have the same positive great feelings as last night :( He is such a horrible person to represent America as president.

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  4. Anonymous5:19 PM

    The moments showing Mrs. O and Malia crying/smiling and supporting one another. Beautiful.

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  5. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Jew and Nazi Pig:
    http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-israel-netanyahu-probe-2017-story.html

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  6. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Must bring something negative in here. Jeff Sessions, up for AG, didn't have to be present at his hearings today and didn't show up. He didn't show up to face colleagues and others as they brought up his past and recent behaviors that make him highly questionable for the position. He wouldn't attend to hear black men talk about what it's like to be black and go through the civil right fight and still fight for rights today. Yesterday he swore he'd represent everyone. If that were true, he would have shown some courage today and shown up. People up for positions should face their hearings in their entirety. What a contrast to what we saw last night with our president's farewell address. Cowardly sessions. like most govt. GOP are, but this--not being there to take what people had to say when you want the tough job of representing justice for all in this country--was especially cowardly.

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    1. Anonymous4:33 AM

      Maybe he realized that his chickens have come home to roost? All his vile actions are recorded for history. Pencil-necked little geek is as vile as the rest of his cohorts in the gop.

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    2. Anonymous4:57 AM

      I think that their presence at the hearings should be a requirement. Does his absence show how little he cares about the position? W're left to assume so.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous5:44 AM

      He managed to sneak in at the last minute last night to vote on the ACA repeal.

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  7. Anonymous5:52 PM

    Fuck M mcCONnell and his Koke dealing wife>
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/sexist-remarks-senators-during-elaine-chaos-confirmation-hearing

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  8. Anonymous6:14 PM

    OT?
    http://www.livescience.com/57384-hitler-mein-kampf-is-best-seller-germany.html

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  9. Whitney Sampson6:23 PM

    I think that deep down Trump knows he us an illegitimate president elect and that he knows he will not ever be as successful or as lived as Barack Obama.

    It also looks like CNN is finally declaring war on Trump and Smellyanne Conway. It's about time.

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    1. Anonymous6:40 PM

      cnn is a joke, and Trump obviously has no problem calling them out on it and facing them down. It is about damn time someone put the liberal networks on notice.

      They need him, much more than he needs them, which is zero.

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    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      It is about damn time someone put Fox News on notice.

      FIFY

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    3. 6:40, you are a moron if you think CNN is liberal.

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    4. Anonymous4:55 AM

      The trolls are out. Even they must have noticed the glaring differences between President Obama's brilliant speech and the disaster of a "press" conference held by the deranged president-elect.
      Beaglemom

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  10. Anonymous6:46 PM

    You're one big drama queen!

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  11. Anonymous7:17 PM

    You've got that wrong, 6:40 PM. If The Donald didn't have the press to bash, he'd have nothing else now that Hillary Clinton is out of the picture.

    He is one fucked-up dude that will NEVER represent me as Dictator! There is NO way we can respect the man and his awful deeds, words and actions throughout the years.

    He's such a negative and hateful individual who has zero business leading our country IF he is even allowed to take the oath of office!

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    1. Anonymous9:16 PM

      "He's such a negative and hateful individual" uh... do your read your own comments LOL?

      Don't worry sweetheart, there is no 'if' he takes the oath. He is taking the oath, and he will be YOUR President! Mostly YOUR President, because it is obvious you are a bit lost, and you need him and his strong guiding hand more than most.

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    2. Anonymous11:09 PM

      9:16, how about letting his strong guiding hand grab your pussy, and stay there.

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    3. Anonymous4:37 AM

      11:09 tRump has arrested development, at about age 14. He never grew up, never will. Vile, piss poor (the word will cling to him like orange glow) excuse for a decent human being. They keep trying to polish that orange turd, but he can not keep his anus looking mouth shut.

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    4. Anonymous4:53 AM

      Anon at 7:17 pm. I feel the way that you do. Don't let anyone, like the person who responded at 9:16 pm, deride you. The contrast between President Obama's Chicago speech and the biliousness that oozed from Comrade Trump during his so-called press conference filled me with sadness for the state of our country and our world. We'll survive the next four years as best we can, knowing that this country has done much better and hoping that it will again.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous5:54 AM

      @ 9:16 Sweetheart, traitor trump has made it very clear on several occasions including yesterday, his contempt for those of us that did not vote for him.

      He does not respect those of different opinions therefore he does not have my respect and never will.

      He will never be my president. I have no respect for such an ignorant, vulgar, crass sociopath.

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    6. Anonymous8:51 AM

      @9:16 PM Trump the rapist, pedophile, and incest perpetrator in chief will never be my president.

      http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/news-00099502-melania-trump-s-naked-photos.jpg

      http://img.wennermedia.com/480-width/donald-trump-ivanka-trump-zoom-a4457c66-51a3-4e1a-98f3-17f341741cf0.jpg

      http://www.gopocalypse.org/the-newest-donald-ivanka-creepy-daddy-love-pic-she-just-keeps-getting-younger-image/

      http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161012102650-ivanka-sits-on-trump-large-169.jpg

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  12. Anonymous7:25 PM

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/11/gop-passes-bill-roll-regulations-environment-consumer-protections.html

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  13. Anonymous9:08 PM

    I listened to it live on NPR. It was one of the most depressing speeches I have ever heard. Depressing, not because of the content but because it was delivered by an intelligent, eloquent, empathetic, family loving man, and the next major speech from a US president will be from Bluto Blutarsky

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  14. WA Skeptic9:27 PM

    I loved watching POTUS "Baby Whisperer" with the cute little boy in his arms, talking to spectators, and the baby just laying there, totally comfortable, going with the flow.
    I can't imagine any infant or even child being so comfortable with the upcoming successor.

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    1. Anonymous11:10 PM

      There were a couple pics of Trump grabbing big babies this summer and the kids were crying (and to be honest, not cute--they looked like yahoos in the making), and Trump acted like he had never held a kid in his life.

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  15. Anonymous9:58 PM

    I got so use to having a good person in the White House, now I have to adjust my eyes to the blasphemous spectacle in the form of Trumpelstilskin and Malania. Geez! I can't believe we have a first lady who posed naked. And Christians voted her husband in.
    I have lost whatever faith I may have harbored about religion. It was gone the day that man was voted in. Falwell and his kind are the worst kind of evil. May they live to regret this atrocity they supported. I know we will.

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    1. Anonymous4:41 AM

      Having seen some of Maleria's nude photos, I found it hard to believe she actually made a living with them. There HAD to be $$$ coming in from another source (escorting?) No curves, straight up and down, until tRump bought her new boobs. Sleazy couple, they deserve each other. Neither looks very happy in this "marriage" Money can not buy happiness, obviously.

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    2. Anonymous8:46 AM

      Melania Trump returned at night with $1500 for 'services?

      http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/news-00099502-melania-trump-s-naked-photos.jpg

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  16. Anonymous6:00 AM

    It is really a shame that President Obama's farewell speech was over shadowed by traitor trump's press conference.

    I am going to miss having an intelligent, ethical, diplomatic,classy and articulate president in the White House.

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    1. Anonymous7:13 AM

      Done purposely.

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  17. Anonymous7:10 AM

    I detest the fucker Donald Trump!

    The bastard will NEVER fill the shows of President Obama.

    I still believe that Trump will be impeached or assassinated within his first year of taking the oath of office.

    He'll never represent the majority of Americans and we're going to stay on top of his actions as is being done now. It only will become more extreme and investigative as the days go on!

    Take him down, Americans!!! He is one bad dude!

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  18. Anonymous2:08 PM

    I could be wrong but this is the first time I have heard of sessions in schools to help children deal with the election of new president.

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