Watch Barack Obama’s back-to-school speech

It’s not attracting nearly as much attention as it did last year, but President Barack Obama gave his second annual back-to-school speech in Philadelphia this afternoon.

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RGB

September 14th, 2010
5:11 pm

Sorry, but my heart just can’t bear The Narcissistic Community Organizer giving another teleprompter speech.

Will somebody count the number of “I’s” in the speech and report back to us?

An American Patriot

September 14th, 2010
5:19 pm

Why would I want to listen to that *&%$? It’s all a political ploy to gain votes and to get on TV again…..what an ego. I can’t wait till November 2nd.

sam

September 14th, 2010
5:28 pm

Great speach, Mr President.

Robert

September 14th, 2010
5:30 pm

We have an upcoming election. It is a referendum on Barack Obama. To the degree that democrats win in November, it will embolden the party for more of the same. To the degree that the democrats lose, nationally, statewide and locally, it will weaken the party and set the stage for needed change.
Every vote in every race is simply and most importantly this. Vote democrat if you like Obama. If you think he has our country on the wrong track, vote republican. It really is that simple.

hl

September 14th, 2010
5:40 pm

Did the previous folks who commented forget to study hard?

Matt D.

September 14th, 2010
5:57 pm

Maybe he told the children how to survive when their parents unemployed?

Us vs Us

September 14th, 2010
6:06 pm

As much as RGB takes cheap shots at the POTUS I’m starting to think he has a bit of a man-crush going on … it’s sweet.

Matt D.

September 14th, 2010
6:17 pm

Us vs Us, I know that isn’t true. RGB has no intention of interfering with your and Hussein’s romance.

MD

September 14th, 2010
8:45 pm

obama and the dems have sealed their fate by taking back the tax credits on home purchases and taking away the Bush tax cuts.Nov.can’t get here fast enough.

MD

September 14th, 2010
8:47 pm

Real Athens

September 14th, 2010
9:16 pm

At least he’s not parading around in a flight suit under a “Mission Accomplished” banner.

I haven’t heard him refer to himself as “the Decider” or say, ”I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe — I believe what I believe is right.”

There is a sickness in GA

September 14th, 2010
11:35 pm

@MD No one is taking away the Bush tax break, they had an expiration date written into them when they were passed and GWB signed them in to law. Don’t let the facts get in the way of your perception of reality though.

Mike

September 15th, 2010
3:17 am

So you could not find anything wrong with the speech. So you post on other untruths. I know if you tell an untruth long enough there are people who will believe anything said. Never let the facts get in the way. I hope all the repubs get elected next election. Then we shall see how fast they put this country into the tank. They would have to come up with solutions other than the words just say no.

MD

September 15th, 2010
6:52 am

There is a sickness in congress,the white house and in the democrats minds.See ya’ll in Nov.

MD

September 15th, 2010
6:54 am

Letting these tax credits expire is the same thing as taking them away.

MD

September 15th, 2010
6:55 am

Don’t let your sickness get in your way.

HELL NO YOU CAN'T!

September 15th, 2010
7:54 am

Don’t be playing that damn Kenya anti-Colonial indoctrination mess here!

Bill Orvis White

September 15th, 2010
8:19 am

Extend and renew the Bush Tax Cuts for EVERYONE! I pray that most gov’t-run schools didn’t carry this speech which was filled with socialist indoctrination.
Amen,
Bill

Confused

September 15th, 2010
8:23 am

Could it be pen** envy with hateful white men hating on the POTUS? No other president received such hateful diatribes coming from the oposition when they spoke to school kids. Reagan touted his policies. George senior talked about his policies.

Mike

September 15th, 2010
8:40 am

Ain’t watching it. There’s enough of the Czar’s babble on the nightly news. Help save America, vote conservative.

lmno

September 15th, 2010
8:42 am

Good speech. Personal responsibility, which is the center piece of the speech, is hardly socialist indoctrination.

Man, the Tea Party screwed over the Republicans last night!

deegee

September 15th, 2010
8:43 am

Would it be helpful to the President and the Democratic Party to cut Obama’s speech making activity back just a tad? I am a fan of the President but enough already. Every day it’s another speech. He’s overexposed in the media. The priority is getting diluted.

Curious

September 15th, 2010
8:50 am

Can any Republican tell me why, after eight years of Ronald Reagan, four years of George H.W. Bush, and eight years of George W. Bush (all, a fountain of knowledge on economic matters) this country isn’t awash in budget surpluses? I like the Republician aversion to taxes. let’s eliminate them all and truly live in a land of milk and honey.

With them and our Congress, led by the Republicians from 1994 to 2006, how could anybody in their right mind vote for a Democrat?

lmno

September 15th, 2010
8:53 am

You guys see the new Deal commercial?

Grandson: Why are you running for Governor Grandpa?
Deal: Cause I NEED THE MONEY SON! WE ARE BROKE!

http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/deal-could-face-financial-613928.html

The Centrist

September 15th, 2010
9:19 am

I prefer a telepromter President to a 72-font pager turner who expected an applause everytime he turned a page. “Nobody gets to write your destiny but you,” unless you depend on the Tea Party. “Education is never more important than today,” except when you are threatened by the intellectual elite. “It takes everyone to support our students,” unless you were against funding No Child Left Behind. …”in this country, we not only reach for our own dreams, we help others do the same.,” unless you are feel everyone must pull themselves up by their bootstraps even if they don’t have boots.

lmno

September 15th, 2010
9:25 am

In the speech, the PResident makes no mention of politics at all.

It is just a speech intended to motivate students to work hard. He tells them that their future is their own personal responsibility.

He ends it with “God Bless America”.

There is not one thing in the speech that ANY conservative would have any issue with, other than it is Obama that spoke the words.

The Centrist

September 15th, 2010
9:31 am

News Alert: The POTUS said “I” approximately 40-times, all in the context of explaining the importance of education. This does not include “I’m” or “my” since that was not the question. He said “You” (as in students) approximately 60-times, and “parents” six. Cannot find the text of any of George W. Bush’s speeches to students, but will report the number of “I’s” as soon as they become available.

Matt D.

September 15th, 2010
9:31 am

Obama said what the teleprompter told him to say.

lmno

September 15th, 2010
9:44 am

Regardless of who said it, where the speaker read it, or how it was delivered, the message was one of personal responsibility. That used to be something that conservatives believed in before politics became like sporting events and we began to cheer for our team instead of for a message.

mehlman rings twice

September 15th, 2010
10:20 pm

RGB,
Obama was a community organizer for 3 years, then a law student, practicing attorney, law professor, and then a politician over the following 2 decades. Why do we never refer to George W. Bush as an alcoholic when he was just that much longer than he was an oilman, baseball team owner, or governor?

Gingrich ex-wives

September 15th, 2010
10:29 pm

Can you imagine Newt giving such a speech – you know that part about discipline and personal responsibility?

melman rings twice

September 15th, 2010
10:32 pm

Technology update to Matt D.:
The words on the teleprompter are typed from the text of the speech, they just don’t show up.

NRA nut case

September 15th, 2010
10:38 pm

I thought he was going to reveal his plans to confiscate our firearms.

Newt

September 15th, 2010
10:45 pm

Comparing Obama to his Kenyan father might have some merit. We should have thought of that when electing George W. Bush. GHW Bush’s policies led to the collapse of the savings and loan industry and GW Bush’s policies led to the collapse of the investment banking industry.

FGBC

September 16th, 2010
7:36 pm

Most of you who did not like the speech probably could not understand it. Maybe someone with President Obama’s knowledge should have spoken at YOUR school. Since they did not, you are definitely showing you ignorance by critizing and trying to prevent your children and/or grandchildern from getting what you lack – KNOWLEDGE.