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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:30 AM

Obama's Virtual Commencement Speech To Class Of 2020 commencement

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Reply Obama's Virtual Commencement Speech To Class Of 2020 commencement (Original post)
LavenderGirl May 17 OP
Real-life karma May 17 #1
LavenderGirl May 17 #3
shogun May 17 #2
LavenderGirl May 17 #4
Fireant16 May 17 #5
uncledad May 17 #6
LavenderGirl May 17 #9
uncledad May 18 #10
AmandaCMatthews May 23 #29
MeatSandwich May 17 #7
LavenderGirl May 17 #8
MeatSandwich May 18 #11
Muddling Through May 18 #12
Letmypeoplevote May 18 #13
Muddling Through May 18 #14
Letmypeoplevote May 19 #19
Muddling Through May 19 #20
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #23
Muddling Through May 21 #24
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #25
Muddling Through May 21 #26
LavenderGirl May 18 #17
Currentsitguy May 18 #15
Dumper May 18 #16
Letmypeoplevote May 19 #18
Muddling Through May 19 #21
Sullivan May 21 #27
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #22
LavenderGirl May 23 #28

Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:56 AM

1. Commercial Spam

Says some Righty who just hates you.

Yes, that's commercial spam. The alert button to hit when there's no damn reason to alert.

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Response to Real-life karma (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:16 AM

3. Thanks

Yes, there are some here who alert on my every post. President Obama's speech graduating seniors is obviously not "commercial spam".

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:15 AM

2. Voted to leave

Even though I hate nbc, I love free speech.

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Response to shogun (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

4. thanks shogun

The speech was/is available on all tv networks and YouTube, etc.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:59 AM

5. Eight years was enough.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:53 PM

6. The alert squad is up and about...gave it a pass

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Response to uncledad (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:15 PM

9. Thanks

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #9)

Mon May 18, 2020, 12:19 AM

10. The right to free speech.

Includes all Americans. You haven't violated the site's TOS. I don't know why they just don't use the ignore key.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #9)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:43 PM

29. Yeah, yesterday was leftys and today is rightie

alert day.

Itís like kindergarten squared.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:50 PM

7. Very uplifting. Oh wait ... It was anything but.

More like an attack ad. Hail Obama.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:14 PM

8. Deal with it

All of the networks aired an hour long show celebrating students graduating during a global pandemic. They all not only did not want the current president to be involved but instead asked the former president to be the keynote.

It was a joyous, uplifting and optimistic hour. It was a virtual salve to the nation.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #8)

Mon May 18, 2020, 02:03 AM

11. No, you deal with his LIES.

A black man out for a jog. In work boots. He lied while in office, and he lied through his teeth in that speech. And you swallowed every word. Pathetic.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 06:01 AM

12. Fortunately, the technology worked better than the Obamacare website rollout.

Clearly, Barry wasn't involved.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 01:39 PM

13. This is what a real President sounds like.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #13)

Mon May 18, 2020, 01:40 PM

14. What a weak former President.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #14)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:59 AM

19. "If Barack Obama was the president of the United States, this would not have happened

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #19)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:19 AM

20. What a weak former President.

Obama's a chump.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #23)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:00 AM

24. In the reality based community, we realize what a weak chump Obama was.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #24)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:26 PM

25. Denial is not just a river in Africa

The real world is a nice place. I like living in the real world

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #25)

Thu May 21, 2020, 03:32 PM

26. It's running deep in Biden HQ.

The real world knows Joe is a sexual predator and is showing signs of dementia.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #13)

Mon May 18, 2020, 05:12 PM

17. Indeed!

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 01:42 PM

15. I have absolutely zero interest in anything that useless idiot has to say.

If it were my ceremony I'd click the mute button and go to the fridge or bathroom during that portion.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 03:01 PM

16. Pure politics rather than a conventional Grad speech. Acting for incompetent Biden who

fend for himself!

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:44 AM

18. Obama reminds us what a US president should sound like




Comparing Obama and Trump, though, is unfair on some level. Obama is everything Trump will never be: Compassionate, thoughtful, intellectually curious, honest and highly intelligent. Obama's commencement speeches simply reminded of us that very fact.

For starters, Obama didn't make his addresses about himself or his own grievances; his focus was on those graduating. What a contrast to Trump's 2017 commencement address to the US Coast Guard Academy where he told the graduates, "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history -- and I say this with great surety -- has been treated worse or more unfairly." To Trump, every day -- even your graduation day -- is about Trump.

Beyond that, various statements from Obama's two speeches -- while not mentioning Trump by name -- were in my view a plea to reject Trumpism, which I define as a celebration of selfishness, bigotry, cruelty and divisiveness.

One part of Obama's speech from "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020," that especially jumped out as a contrast to Trump is when the former President stated, "Doing what feels good, what's convenient, what's easy -- that's how little kids think." He added, "Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grown-ups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way -- which is why things are so screwed up."

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #18)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:56 AM

21. Obama reminds us he's still a petty schmuck.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #18)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:21 PM

27. It's so refreshing to see a strong American leader with some class and intelligence

instead of the absolute freak show we are now burdened with everyday.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:50 AM

22. Meanwhile back in the real world

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:33 PM

28. Kick for those who missed this inspiring address

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