Two days after winning a second term President Barack Obama didn't hold back in thanking campaign staff and volunteers. Speaking sans suit jacket at his Chicago headquarters, the president is seen on video briefly shedding a tear in gratitude.
It's a departure from the caricature of Obama as emotionally distant and cool. He speaks with obvious sincerity about his early days in Chicago, and offers encouragement to young people who worked on the campaign. "It's not the fact that you guys actually remind of myself. It's the fact that you were so much better than I was," the president said.
The tear comes in around the 3:40 mark of the five-plus minute video. Senior Advisor David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina are seen watching from the sides. After speaking, the president is again seen wiping a tear from his face walking away from the microphone.
"You've lifted me up each and every second of the day," Obama said in his parting words.
He knew he would win all along, wonder what the tears were about?... That's what you get for bailing out GM. Get ready to bail them out again, they are in another financial crisis...more bail-outs, whose money???
You're talking about NDAA, right? Didn't I read that it was part of a bill containing many other items, and that if Obama didn't sign it, there were severe consequences for some other programs? I could be wrong. Also, perhaps that's no excuse.
@Denizen_Kate He could have been the President that said "No, I won't usher in tyranny". Now he's just it's bellhop. NDAA 12 is case and point why we shouldn't allow piggyback bills. Too much shady shite goin on in DC. I'm hoping he will do the right things, the things he promised and shut down Gitmo, get troops out of Afghanistan an back home where they belong, and repeal the Patriot Act and NDAA 12. But, I'm not holding my breath.:(
Ace Frehley sums it up at 0:40 > http://youtu.be/kDBXXJdP1rw ...it's also pretty funny to mentally replace Paul Stanley's voice with Barry's. Would've made an excellent addition to his acceptance speech.
@Denizen_Kate No, thats republican depending on yourselfism. Even though I have been woken up I guess, I now beleive the american people made the right choice, even though I didnt. I really hope he can get rid of that pesky two term limitation, I would get on that right now if I were him having a mandate and all, but I just wanted to say congratulations to all the obama supporters, the right guy won, the new voting majority, women and minoritys, know whats best for me and my country. I imagine it must be nice to be the voting majority as a whole, but still claim minority rights on a case by case basis. And even though I want to make it clear, I love american women, love them, love them, love them, I especially love thier attitude of equal rights WITH special treatment. So I'll just work a little harder today, so others dont have to. It's what I should have been doing all along, working for the greater good and all that, so let me be the first to propose a 50% tax rate for anyone who works. Thats fair, aint it?
@CATTLEPROD - Getting a little carried away with the sarcasm there. When I said "typical" I meant typical of those with or seeking power to forget about the little minions down in the trenches doing the actual work. My comment had nothing to do with political leanings. I am sorry you feel that you cannot really express yourself here. You and I have disagreed politically, but I think we've kept it mostly civil, haven't we? I'd like to continue that.
@Denizen_Kate I just need to be careful in how I word things. For instance, I think it is wonderful that women have the right to abortions anytime, no questions asked. I also think we havnt brought enough people over here from 3rd world countries and put them on assistance programs yet. I think anytime there is a problem, there is a government solution to it. I am thrilled with the social safety hammock we have in place, it comes equipped with a big screen tv for jerry and maury watching, and food is just given to you, I think it is great we have the most overweight poor people in the world. You're not even asked to work a few of those calories off in exchange for all those checks that come in the mailbox every month. We just need to force the catholics to pay for abortion and contraception, (which are really the same thing, we all know that), and we could all sing koombuyyahhh together. I really am down with the socialist program. I think it will work wonders. sarcasm aside, kate I am sure you got a feel for my leanings, I just have to be careful, the politburo is watching.
May God bless you, Mr. President, and keep you safe. Do good work for the betterment of our country and all Americans.
Rich. Poor. All colors. Young. Old. Republican. Democrat. Independent.
Don't pay attention to the negativity that the haters try to inflict on you and others. They will try to divide our country by slandering your name and skewing what you stand for. However, we know who you are and the damn strong character that you have.
Now get your butt back to DC and do your job and don't spend the next 4 years campaigning and blaming bush. Don't waste your time trying to piss on the 2nd amendment. Make a budget. Decrease the deficit. Cut entitlements. Do your job since you couldn't do it in 4 years.
Half of America is tearing up having to endure four more years of absolutely nothing but class warfare pitting one group against another. Another four years of watching our debt grow and grow while these Democrats grow their welfare voting base.This guy is the great divider when he lied to us and said he was the great u niter. What a phony he is. This was one of the worst telling moment in our nation's history. The nation of we the people, by the people is turning into me the Government, by the Government. I'm glad the men and women who died for our freedoms are not here to see this.
@Cheenoguy Do you have any idea how ludicrous you sound? That anger you have towards Rich people was conditioned in your brain for the last 30 years by Democrats in every election. What have Rich people ever done to you so terrible other than give you a job? They pay the vast majority of our taxes yet you always want more from them. Why is it Conservative middle class people have no problem with Rich people? Is it because we have common sense and the intellect to not bite the hand that gives us our jobs. Tell me, what has the welfare base that you love so much ever done for you? Have they ever created a job for someone? Have they taken all the risks in life, worked unbelievable hours creating a business that helps run our economy and brings in tax revenue to run our nation? No the vast majority of able bodied users only take from your paycheck, but you keep on supporting those dead beats, drug addicts, etc. The GOP want to help the truly needy who are disabled or sick or need a little help during a crisis in their lives. Democrats on the other hand want to grow the welfare roles, create lifetime dependency addicts because there in lies the road to re election. Either you are one of the millions of people being subsidized by the tax payers, or you are a mindless Ideologue. It matters not which it is, the result is the same. Maybe if you ever come to your senses, you will realize none of us are perfect, and Rich people have their faults just like you & me, but look within and tell me why the Rich people's faults are so much worse than your's? How many jobs have you ever created? WAKE UP! Your welfare mentality is bankrupting our nation.
@commonsense51 First off, all 10 of my employees would want me to say hello I'm sure. Of course, I can't ask them because it is a Friday in November which means they have the day off because painting work is a bit slow in November. They are however, being paid for today just like they get paid for everyday I don't have enough work for them. They all started out making a livable wage and get an equal percentage of the profit we make after payroll and all other expenses. An I worried about Obamacare? Nope, because I already give my employees affordable insurance, of which I pay half the premiums. There are a lot of painters who I could get to work for $10 an hour who would do a very good job with no medical and who work as contractors so no medical or extra taxes or profit sharing. If I did that I could at least quadruple my income. I don't live a very extravagant life, but I go to sleep knowing that nobody who works for me needs food stamps, has to worry about being uninsured, or really even has to worry about finances at all if they are responsible. The uber-wealthy may have worked hard (if you exclude the Walton kids who inherited their wealth) but it was truly built on the backs of minimum wage workers who do not get paid enough to feed their families. That is grossly unethical. I don't expect you to understand that because you have been conditioned by Republicans and the media to worship the wealthy as if money is truly what makes someone great.
@Cheenoguy You are not forced to buy insurance because you do not have 50 employees. How would you like if you had 50 employees and forced to provide something that would bankrupt your business? That's the control freaks in the Democrat party who force those kind of laws on the American people.
@commonsense51 I don't have 50 employees yet. I will continue to grow offering new employees the same as I do now which is more then Obamacare actually requires. All an employer has to do is make the group insurance available for his employees to purchase. If we just abandoned the immoral idea of healthcare for profit we wouldn't have this problem. We spend more on Heath care per capita then countries with single payer healthcare and for that we get an overall less healthy population that dies younger.
How does a President who used an ambassador to run guns through the CIA, to al-Qaeda, and then was complicit in his murder and then fired two senior military officers who tried to save the Ambassador’s life and then manage to get himself re-elected to the highest office in the land? Well, in a word, ignorance is the answer. I fear that America is about ready to pay a steep price for her slumbering ways.
The abovementioned transgression should be enough to put Obama in irons for the next 30 years. Yet, the American people rewarded him with another presidential term..
After you read the following short list of Obama transgressions against the Constitution and the American people, ask yourself how safe do you feel with four more years of Obama?
Obama is not even a citizen of the United States, as determined by several researchers including Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Obama’s long form birth certificate was declared a forgery. Yet, America elected this illegal alien to a second term.
Under the Obama presidency, America has seen her national debt double and financial collapse is right around the corner. We have seen our allies jump ship in record numbers. We have over half the country on welfare. The Obama administration paid 22 billion dollars to help GM relocate most of its operations to China after the American people bailed GM out in 2008. Half of all college graduates cannot find fulltime work and most are saddled with crippling debt through their predatory college student loans.
Obama has closed a multitude of coal plants, thus making energy prices skyrocket. He has funded Solyndra and Pat Stryker’s Abound Solar with our tax money, to the tune of over a billion dollars, and not one kilowatt of solar energy was produced. The President is now leading the newest energy scam in the biofuel industry, namely, algae in which our nation is subsidizing millions, and soon to be billions to algae proponents including Warren Buffet, George Soros and Al Gore. The one thing that these men don’t tell you is that it takes 300 gallons of water to produce one gallon of algae gasoline. And of course, under Obama, gas prices have more than doubled.
Obama’s depopulation leanings are expressed in his national health care law which, in one fell swoop, placed nearly 20% of the economy under socialist control. Under Obamacare, birth control services are mandatory. Lifestyles which do not add to the birthrate are honored (eg transsexual) and given preferential treatment by the Obama administration. Obama’s health care death panels will help America continue its slide in life-expectancy where we are presently 51st in the world despite spending 10 times more than the next dozen nations combined!
It is clear that Obama is not a Christian and honors every faith but the worship of Jesus Christ. Obama has kneeled at the feet of our enemies and I believe that he ultimately serves humanity’s greatest enemy, Satan.
The President pushed for the NDAA which allows him to disappear and murder political opponents and critics such as Andrew Breitbart. Obama’s executive order entitled the National Defense Resources Preparedness, allows Obama, at the stroke of the pen, to enact civilian conscription and food confiscation along with the complete control of all industry by government. Under Obama, FEMA camps became operationalized and staffed. Does anyone ask why? Additionally, the TSA has taken its VIPR program to the streets in order to sexually assault more Americans in the name of liberty. If Obama has this much power at the end of his first term, what nightmare scenario will come in his second term?
As I have previously, Obama is an avowed Communist. Former communist party leader, Frank Davis was his father. Obama had his Harvard education paid for and had his political career launched by former Weathermen Underground thugs, Bernardine Dorne and Bill Ayers. Obama was raised to be a communist and now this despot has four more years to make the White House more like Red Square.
What could we have been thinking on election day? The fact is we were not thinking .The 47% of the people who are on Obama’s welfare voted to keep the federal gravy train rolling. Many of the 65% of young adults who cannot find Great Britain on a map, believe Obama when he says we can spend our way out of a depression. We are the victims of our own ignorance.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Obama will likely be golfing the day our economy becomes insolvent under his leadership. And that is when, the 80-90% of ignorant Americans will soon come to learn what many of us in the alternative medial already know, Obama passed the NDAA, The National Resources Preparedness and the death panels of Obamacare for a reason. Coupled with the fact that Obama has issued ten times more executive orders than all of the Presidents combined in our entire history which sets up the potential for a total dictatorship in his next 4 years in which I predict we will see absolute government by presidential decree. Be afraid America, be very afraid.
“When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny”.- Thomas Jefferson
Don't be so quick in your assumptions, my friend: Axelrod is known to carry around a whole-onion and travel-Ginsu just for these occasions. He keeps them in one of the little pouches on the front of his caddy-vest, so...